Begging for Christ or Twisting for cash.

I was stopped at an intersection a few hours ago, and behold... hear he came with bucket in hand and a big smile on his face. He said something to the effect "want to help our Christian cause?"

To which I replied, "You know as Christians we should be giving TO the community rather than taking FROM it." To which he replied that they were giving to the community, helping drug addicts and such.

As I attempted to ask another question, he started rattling off some bible verses, and ended with (Matthew 9:37 ESV) “... The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; "

Which I responded to him that that verse in Matthew is NOT referring to getting a harvest of money for the poor, which he had just said it did. I told him that the passage was referring to the harvesting of souls, which he declined. He was convinced that it was a verse to use to beg for money.

I told him that they were twisting Scripture as I drove away (green light).

This is so typical of American, moralistic Christianity.
I sincerely wonder that if they are twisting the Scriptures so... then just how much of a non - gospel are their recipients getting?


Removal of Commandments... How ironic !!!

Remove the "10 Commandments"!!! I read about it all the time - From secularists & Christians. *** But what the secularists have done - the Christians have done to doctrines, Same arguments, Same results....

Remove the "10 Commandments"!!! I read about it all the time - From secularists & Christians...
I get emails and see articles all the time,from "concerned Christians" who oppose the taking down of the 10 Commandments in government buildings and schools.

And I hear from them about things like just how bad society is because of it, and see their statistics, their analogies of how crime is out of control, how kids have no respect for the law, etc...

Yet how ironic...
Most Churches never have a sermon series on the 10 Commandments.
To most Churches, all but the current one I am going to, the 10 Commandments are a Sunday school subject for children.

In fact, out of thousands of "Christians" I have met over the last 5 years of evangelizing, only 2 have known all 10. And they were not Pastors, and I have witnessed to many "Pastors" on the streets. I literally made a T-Shirt that offered people $20.00 if they could name them. I have never had to pay the $20.00 even once... But with the T-Shirt did get the opportunity to share the Gospel with them.

But oh, how they will fight, rant, and carry on for the right to have on display 10 of something they do not know themselves, but is more of a right to display a tradition, as opposed to displaying what is in their hearts.

Which brings us to not only do many, many Pastors and professing Christians not know the 10 Commandments, but they do not want to teach or talk about them.
Because, they are a path to Doctrines... That almost forbidden word, just as the Commandments are made forbidden in secular society, Christians have made Doctrines to be as irrelevant to Christianity as the 10 Commandments are to the separation of Church and State.

How ironic that as many can see and point to the loss of the 10 Commandments to being a detrement on society and having people fall away from being law abiding citizens... They cannot see that loss of doctrines has brought about a Church in America that has fallen away from being one of biblical believers, to one of universalism.

And I can tell you that universalism is big time in "Christian churches".

Their excuse is that doctrines divide, and we don;t want to exclude anybody.
Which is completely diametrically opposed to Scripture...

(Galatians 1:6-7 ESV)
"I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. "

A different Gospel, a different Doctrine, a different message and the understanding there of.
But many, many are told it matters not!
Yet The Holy Writ shows different...

Does doctrine divide, yes and it should. We are called to teach the Gospel of Christ, and if it divides and separates those who want to hear other things, things that are not Christ centered, but tickle their ears, then it is good to separate, and have Holy division.

Separate, that is part of the call Christians are to be, we are to be Holy.


Old Church Youth up to the same...

My, my, my... “look!”
Declares LWC youth-ministry... “We are just like the world!”   Congo Wars
But, LWC is like so much of the typical American church, declaring to the world, NOT “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 4:17 ESV)... But rather declaring a changed, new and politically correct, non confrontational message... “Come and join us for fun and games, look we are not that different from you. Sure we may slip in a little about Jesus, but it won't take long, and then we'll get right back to fun and games.

I am reminded of an experience shared by a Brother who has traveled the world in his ministry... He was in Africa, and in the building there were some teens having a discussion that was getting louder and louder... it grew quite heated...
Now being used to American boys he assumed it was about something like which sports team was better or was the X-Box better than the Nintendo...
But it was not... it was about whether Johnathan Edwards view was more Supralapsarianism or Infralapsarianism. ( SUPRALAPSARIANISM is the view that God, contemplating man as yet unfallen, chose some to receive eternal life and rejected all others...  INFRALAPSARIANISM (also known sometimes as "sublapsarianism") suggests that God's decree to permit the fall logically preceded His decree of election. )

“Theology!” These were teens in Africa, a country that most American Christians feel they need to send missionaries to... Yet their teens are not only debating Theology, but are excited to do so..

And here in the “supposedly” christian nation, the vast majority of our teens are having their intensity focused on “dodge ball”, and transforming the main wing of a Church into an “all out battle zone!”
Nothing mentioned about God, Christ, or the Holy Spirit, but just a mention that church is where they will meet, and that they get to turn part of the church into a all out battle zone! And that they highly recommend for students to prepare themselves for battle! (but they are NOT talking about a Christians battle here)

Wow! This may sound like I am trying to rain on their parade (circus), but I used to be part of shams like this. I only write in concern. I have net some of our older youth now, on the streets, and some are Atheists, some are Agnostic, and some although declaring they believe, are outwardly living sinfully.
I used to be part of these fun and silly and Pizza circuses that are so popular.

This is why I would not let my grandchildren go to 99% of so called church youth groups in this country. They generate excitement about a secular event, not excitement about Gods Word, but excitement about a secular event (their draw card),then they plan a party around it with food and games, then they will slip in a little message about God and try to guilt some kids into raising their hands to accept Jesus (as if He was the one who needed accepting), and then they can get back to the real reason they came... Fun and games... And then the leaders can report on Sunday that they had kids they led to the Lord...

Think I exaggerate? Watch how the kids gather for prayer time, and then watch the excitement and gleam in their eyes when they are dismissed to get back to playing war games, how they run, yell, and scream...
I am speaking of the majority here if not all, there may be some whos parents have read Scriptures with them every night and do have a focus on Christ over worldly things or maybe a child who does not have parents who attend church and read to them, but none the less, are excited about God.

Although it may not seem so, I write this out of concern not malice... I see a trend that is just continuing on a bad course.


Cruseship or Church...

"The church used to be a lightning bolt, now it's a cruise ship. We are not marching to Zion – we are sailing there with ease. In the apostolic church it says they were all amazed – and now in our churches everybody wants to be amused. The church began in the upper room with a bunch of men agonizing, and it's ending in the supper room with a bunch of people organizing. We mistake rattle for revival, and commotion for creation, and action for unction."   Leonard Ravenhill

The above quote hits an ever growing trend...
But it does not reflect Christs sheep. It is more of a reflection of the goats and the zoo of animals calling itself Christian. Christs sheep hear Gods Word as a lightning bolt. When His sheep attend a mixed fold of sheep and goats, they should recognize when they are not getting pure sheep food (Truth).

But many I feel are in a fold such as I was, a fold where there is sheep food but it is mixed in with goat food. And the leaders are deceivers in many places. Deceptive enough to feed just enough truth and blur the lines of truth and deception well enough to keep people there.

My point being that we need to be aware of these deceivers yet not let it rule our day. As Paul and Jesus did, we need to be ever vigilant of the deception, but not let it wavier us from celebrating that Gods Will, will be done. That Jesus will have ALL that God has promised Him, not one missing.


Michael Adams Quote 01 - "Religious Tolerance"

"Religious Tolerance" is Satan's finest accomplishment! - It is his way of voiding Jesus command of the "Great Commission".   And yet not only has the Secular World embraced it, but an ever-growing number of churches are embracing it, Seminaries are adopting it, and the average Church goer follows the flow. I believe this is mostly due to Solid Doctrines no longer being embraced and taught today, but rather being scoffed at as intolerant.  - - Michael Adams - -