August 2010 Blog

WELCOME to the August edition of our blog.

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Start with the Word:

“For a bishop must be blameless…holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers…” (Titus 7a, 9,10).

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Forwarded e-mails

Internet hackers are having a field day. They are stealing lists of e-mails to send their promotions to, mainly ads for androcentric products. If we need pharmaceutical products, we probably know where they can be obtained. If you prefer to forward interesting stuff that is floating around the Internet to your host of friends, fine, but make sure your address line does not include recipients’ names and e-mail addresses for the whole world to see. That is simple enough. Check with your ISP if you don’t know how to do it.

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Gospel Rock bands

Have you ever wondered why rock gospel bands look like sad sacks? Do they get their photo shoots done just after walking out of their mother’s funeral? Just by their grungy appearance and downtrodden looks, would anyone want what they are singing about?

It does seem that they could at least get a smile on their faces and visit a barber shop before having their picture made or stepping out on stage. But would that belie what they really are about?

Some groups are up front with what they really are. One group advertises themselves as “a hybrid of soul, gospel, rock, funk, disco, punk, passion and rebellion.” Reckon they do all of that in one gig?

Brother Pugh once observed, and stated through his wry grin, that there must be something about the new music that stimulates hair growth. Perhaps it also puts a frown on one’s face, projecting a sense of disconsolation rather than the joy of the Lord.

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Thieves among us?

The Rev. Jim Wallis, president Obama’s spiritual advisor, was recently quoted in the weekly Belief section of the Houston Chronicle, as saying, “The religious right is over because they lost their children.”

Apparently Wallis cherishes that thought, being a liberal, which was happily posted in CNN’s Belief Blog. He is the “progressive evangelical” (an oxymoron) founder of the anti-poverty group, Sojourners, and is the publisher of a magazine by that name. The magazine is reportedly bankrolled by far left financier George Soros. Wallis says younger evangelicals don’t want to be defined by debates about abortion and homosexuality. But I am sure that he would applaud all efforts, regardless of cost, to save the oily birds from the Gulf.

Regardless of his liberal politics and anti-Christian positions, his assessment is sobering. “They lost their children” strikes an ominous chord. Other statistics suggest that we Pentecostals are losing about 80% of our children. Although that figure is not as high as some denominations, it means that only 20% of youth raised in our churches are continuing to serve the Lord in adulthood.

Who—or what—is stealing our children?

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Beware the Phorid Fly

Although it has fallen into disuse and is avoided by most ministers, “beware” is a Bible word—“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ….Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness” (Colossians 2:8; II Peter 3:17).

Paul spoke of those who could be dead while they live (I Timothy 5:6). How strange. Is that possible? It must be since Jesus Himself said it about the folks in Sardis (Revelation 3:1).

My belief in those statements was strengthened on my last visit to the barbershop. I arrived early for my appointment, so I sat down and picked up an outdoor magazine about nature and wild game in Texas. An article immediately caught my attention—“Dawn of the Living Dead Ants.”

Now I like the sound of “dead ants.” The imported fire ants that are plaguing the South are dreaded enemies of every landowner in the region. They are vicious, stinging anyone who disturbs them. We fight a major war constantly in my lawn. Accidentally step in one of their mounds and they will remind you that they own that piece of real estate.

The article actually focused on another recent import called the phorid fly. About the size of a small fruit fly, scientists discovered that they were formidable enemies of the fire ant. I mentally applauded the little airborne pest, something I never thought I would do, when I read of how it cowered the ants and even made them run and hide. Fire ants will retreat to their mound at the sight of one. Wow, I thought. These ants have been known to kill small animals and yet they run from a fly? Incredible, but true.

Researchers have discovered the reason. The little fly has found that the neck of the fire ant is the best place in the world to deposit their larva. After the deposit, the larva feeds on the ant’s body fluids, eventually making its way to the head where it eats part of the brain. Then, as if becoming a zombie, the ant simply walks away from the colony, continuing its aimless journey for up to two weeks. He is doomed, dead while he lives, as it were. When the fly nears maturity, it releases an enzyme that causes the ant’s head to fall off, and the fly escapes through the now open neck.

As a nature article, it was interesting. But it suggested clear parallels in the spiritual world. Some people I know have evidently been attacked by a spiritual phorid fly. The larva of false teaching and postmodern methodology has been deposited in their necks, causing them to turn their heads and look beyond the Apostolic ranks for their inspiration and direction. Before long they were acting strangely, and, zombie-like, they walked away on a spiritual “journey” to nowhere. They left the colony of believers and the body of truth when their minds began to be consumed by postcharismatic, emergent methodologies and concepts, making them vulnerable to deadly, unbiblical philosophies marked by spiritual deceit and the rudiments of the world.

One by one they are being found where their heads fell off. We love them and pray for their restoration, but it is not easy for one to return after losing his head. Saving face becomes more important than saving the soul. That is why Peter and Paul were so adamant about keeping the faith. Faith lost is seldom restored.

John left this additional warning: “Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward” (II John 8). If we lose our heads, we will lose our reward.

Beware the phorid fly!

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Wolves in the sheepfold

Philip Harrelson, in his outstanding Barnabas Blog, drew a parallel between the serviceman responsible for the recent security leaks (Wikileaks) concerning the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and Jude’s reference to “certain people [who] have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ” (Jude 4 ESV). He goes on to say:

Our greatest defense against the enemies from within is a strong hunger for the Word and the constant exposure to it. Both hunger and exposure to the Word helps us to be able to identify and ward off the attacks of those who have “crept in.” One of the jobs of the shepherd is to provide a solid and secure sheepfold. This only takes place through prayer and the ministry of the Word. Nothing else has the capacity to preserve the fold like these two elements (Acts 6:4).

How does a pastor open up the fold to the wolves who can creep in? The following ways are some of the ways that it can happen:

• Soft and easy messages that never confront anything.
• Marketing the church to get a crowd.
• Not allowing the Word to be authoritative in its call for holiness, surrender, and dedication.
• Having a majority of people attending who are actively embracing worldly lifestyles, who have unholy minds, and commit ungodly actions.
• Pastors who do not commit themselves to teaching and preaching through consecutive passages of Scripture that deals with the righteousness that God longs for.
• Being critical of those who love the truth of God’s Word enough to defend their convictions.
• When worship becomes more entertaining than it does soul-building.
• When the examples in leadership fall into mire that Nadab and Abihu along with Samuel’s sons lived in. Worldly, carnal, immoral, and distracted sums up their actions. [End]

Thank you, Brother Harrelson, for those helpful reminders. May God help us to be better guardians of the sheepfold.

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Methodology doesn’t matter, only motives. Right?

Ask Uzzah that question, if you can wake him up from the dead. He just wanted to steady the Ark and keep it progressing on its way. His motives were pure. But his methodology was found wanting. The Ark was made to be borne on the shoulders of men of God, not shuffled along on an oxcart.

In making this analogy, I recently heard one of the great ministers of our movement point out that carts were made out of “boards” and “big wheels,” not the method that God designed for the transportation of that which represents His power and glory.

I get tired of hearing that God doesn’t care about methodology. “We’re just trying to relate to people and win them to the Lord!” Great motive. But what methods are they justifying by that statement? Methods are not simply benign, neutral activities—they have meaning. They often speak volumes about direction.

I once had to deal with a man connected with our church who was being attracted to another faith by pretty women who bade him come into their “house of worship” through sexy come-ons. They justified the use of such women if it gained membership for them. Does the end justify the means?

David should have been reminded that returning the Ark to Jerusalem was a commendable motive, but the method for accomplishing that task was also very important to God.

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More Bible trivia

David is the most-mentioned character in the Bible. His name appears 1,118 times.

The Book of Psalms is the most quoted Old Testament book in the New Testament, being quoted 266 times. The Book of Isaiah is quoted 165 times, and Deuteronomy is alluded to 94 times.

The Bible was divided into chapters by Stephen Langton in 1228. The Old Testament was divided into verses by R. Nathan in 1488 and the New Testament by Robert Stephanus in 1551.

The entire Bible divided into chapters and verses first appeared in the Geneva Bible of 1560.

The longest name in the Bible is Mahershalalhashbaz, one of Isaiah’s sons. How would you like to have to call his name to come for supper? At least everyone would know who was being called!

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Glancing back

I live and work in the twenty-first century. I am a realist. I live in the present; the future is not back there somewhere, but out in front of us. I don’t want to go “back there.” But frequently I do wish we had brought some things along with us from our past. This little submission by an anonymous writer spoke for many of us when he wrote:

I wish the old paths were ahead of us rather than behind us.

I liked the old paths, when crime did not pay but hard work did;

And people knew the difference.

Moms would cook, dads would work, and children would behave.

Husbands were loving, wives were supportive, and children were polite.

Women wore dresses and men wore the pants.

Women looked like ladies, men looked like gentlemen, and children looked decent.

People loved the truth and hated a lie.

They came to church to get IN, not to get OUT!

Hymns sounded godly, sermons sounded helpful, and rejoicing sounded normal,

And crying sounded sincere.

Cursing was wicked, drugs were for illness, and divorce was unthinkable.

The flag was honored, America  was beautiful, and God was welcome!

We read the Bible in public, prayed in school, and preached from house to house.

To be called an American was worth dying for, and worth living for.

To be called a traitor was a shame!

I still like the old paths the best.

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A pretty good average for miracles

An email to us recently had one of our former ministers, now with a Charismatic group, reporting some outstanding results in his ministry. Since last October he claims a “98% instant miracles” for those he prays for. That was in the Far East. He came back to the U.S. Midwest and the number dropped to “95%.” Later, on the East Coast, the average went back up to “98% of those prayed for received instant miracles.” He “feels like God is doing a new thing and is making instant miracles available to those who believe.”

Not bad. Probably any minister would like to work with those statistics. But then, at the end of this report, he makes an appeal for the reader to send him an offering so he can go “to India and train ministers to operate in the same power. Your gift of any size will be a great help.”

Do you wonder why, if someone can get an average of 98% instant miracles every time he prays, he has to beg his friends for money to go do what he says God wants him to do? They can get miracles for any problem, disease or malady—anything except the need for money. They have to depend on someone besides God for that. Such ministers can pray for you to come into great wealth if you will give to their cause, but evidently they can’t pray for themselves. Why don’t they give great amounts of money to some worthy cause so they will be blessed financially like they promise those who give into their coffers? With such “power” with God, what seems to be the problem with getting a financial miracle or two for yourself?

What’s wrong with this picture?

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Freedom of worship in, freedom of religion out

The following is excerpted from “Why Is Obama Changing ‘Freedom of Religion’?” Paul Cooper, NewsRealBlog.com, June 29, 2010: “Last month the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom’s 2010 report revealed grave concern about both President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton rejecting the term ‘freedom of religion’ for the term ‘freedom of worship’ in public pronouncements. Why the change when the First Amendment talks specifically about our freedom of religion and not simply worship? Last November Obama used the term ‘freedom of worship’ at the memorial service for the victims of the Ft. Hood shooting. A few days later he did it again in speeches in both Japan and China. In December Hillary Clinton also used that terminology three times in a speech at Georgetown University. In January of this year Clinton used the ‘freedom of worship’ term four times while addressing senators. The response by many religious freedom advocates is fear of what this all means.

Nina Shea, director of the Center for Religious Freedom and member of the Religious Freedom commission, believes freedom of worship is limited to private beliefs and prayer but not public activity. She says, ‘It excludes the right to raise your children in your faith; the right to have religious literature; the right to meet with co-religionists; the right to raise funds; the right to appoint or elect your religious leaders, and to carry out charitable activities, to evangelize, [and] to have religious education or seminary training.’

World Magazine adds, ‘That’s not an inconsequential change: Freedom of worship means the ability to have church services, which is crucial, but leaves out protection for Christian schools, publications, and Christian compassionate ministries… Freedom of religion means that ministries…can teach what the Bible teaches. [But] under freedom of worship, these ministries could become illegal, as they are in many parts of the world.’”

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Emergent polytheism?

By Chris Roseborough

Are postmodern emergents beginning to embrace polytheism? One of the newer voices in Emergent Church circles is George Elerick. George is a prolific blogger, writer, poet and contributor to the Huffington Post [now that is a great recommendation, huh?]. I am not sure where George studied theology but one thing is certain, he doesn’t know what he’s doing and he should stop writing on the topic of religion before he hurts himself and others.

A perfect example of George’s mishandling of the Bible and the Hebrew language can be found in his May 31st, 2010 blog post entitled “the jesus-daddy: another look at the word abba”. In this post George, like an untrained swordsman, tries to wield the Word of God in order to see what happens when he begins playing around with the meanings of different Hebrew words in an attempt to discover postmodern “spiritual insights.” The conclusions drawn by George’s mishandling of the Hebrew language are truly sad and should cause us to pause and pray for George and those listening to him because he is twisting God’s word to his own destruction (2Pet. 3:16).

Below is a prime example of George’s mishandling of God’s Word and the Hebrew language. Said Elerick regarding the Hebrew word Ehad [sic]:

“Ehad [sic] is the Hebrew phrase for one. It is defined as several components or parts coming together to be one. Typically, this is spoken of in terms of the Christian doctrine of the Trinity (the three in one); Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. However, if you look at this information historically, this could also be referring to the ancient pantheon of Gods that were borrowed by the Jews from the neighboring/warring Canaanites. The Elohim (“we”) refers to El who is the God of Gods, or sometimes referred to in the Torah (Old Testament) as the “Lord of Lords”. Yahweh was one of the gods along with Baal who were situated under the rule of El. So, the idea of Ehad [sic] being the word used for Jesus’ claim for unity with God comes from the same idea of God (El) claiming unity with the Divine Council. Ehad [sic] is the idea of pluralism becoming one, all the while maintaining its pluralistic identity. Something I think we could learn to do better.” [Emphasis Added]

Where do I begin? This quote is a veritable quagmire of convoluted absurdity that doesn’t make historical, biblical or linguistic sense?

1. The Hebrew word in question is Echad not Ehad. There is a difference between the Hebrew letters He and Het. If George knew the Hebrew language I seriously doubt he’d have made such a basic mistake. (The Hebrew alphabet is usually taught on the first day of Hebrew 101.)

2. Jews are monotheists not polytheists. The Hebrew Old Testament is replete with examples of the Jews abandoning the one true God (YHWH) and engaging in syncretism by disobediently mixing Judaism with the idolatrous pagan religions of the Canaanites. Not once were these syncretistic practices ever looked on favorably in the Hebrew Scriptures. In fact, YHWH regularly describes those who’ve abandoned the exclusive worship of Him as spiritual whores (Ezek. 16:1-63). Why? Because there is no other God but YHWH.

Elerick’s spurious polytheistic claim that YHWH was a member of a “council of gods” and an equal colleague of Baal under the rule of El is not taught in the Hebrew Old Testament and is easily debunked with just a cursory understanding of the Hebrew Old Testament.

For instance, in Isaiah 46:8-9, YHWH is speaking, and in that passage YHWH states:

“Remember this and stand firm, recall it to mind, you transgressors, remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.”

Elerick has erroneously concluded that the Hebrew word Echad implies that YHWH was a member of a plurality of gods (Elohim) in council under the chief God (El). Yet if he would just read what YHWH has revealed about Himself, rather than trying to play postmodern word games with a Hebrew lexicon that he obviously has no clue how to use, then he’d learn that YHWH has revealed that He alone is EL and ELOHIM (God) and there is no council or plurality of gods that YHWH is an equal member of.

Further passages in the Old Testament bear this out even clearer. Here is just a small sampling of what YHWH has revealed on this matter:

“You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD (YHWH), “and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god (EL) was formed, nor shall there be any after me. I, I am the LORD (YHWH), and besides me there is no savior.” (Isaiah 43:10–11)

“Thus says the LORD (YHWH), the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD (YHWH) of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god (ELOHIM). Who is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and set it before me, since I appointed an ancient people. Let them declare what is to come, and what will happen. Fear not, nor be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? And you are my witnesses! Is there a God (ELOAH) besides me? There is no Rock; I know not any.” (Isaiah 44:6–8)

“I am the LORD (YHWH), and there is no other, besides me there is no God (ELOHIM).” (Isaiah 45:5)

“Declare and present your case; let them take counsel together! Who told this long ago? Who declared it of old? Was it not I, the LORD (YHWH)? And there is no other god (ELOHIM) besides me, a righteous God (EL) and a Savior; there is none besides me.” (Isaiah 45:21)

It is unmistakably clear from these passages and many others that YHWH claims that He is God and God alone and that there are no other ‘gods’ that exist except Him. This is precisely why the first commandment states, “You shall have no other gods.” This also explains why YHWH punishes those who worship other ‘gods’ and those who engage in syncretism and religious pluralism. (2 Kings 22:1-23:30)

George Elerick and other postmoderns like him are playing with and toying with God’s Word. To say that he and others like him are playing with fire would be a supreme understatement. We need to pray that YHWH opens their eyes to their errors and idolatries and grants them repentance and forgiveness for these grievous sins they are committing against YHWH and His Word. [END of article.]

This is the kind of theological trash being perpetrated by the postmodern emergents. Who in their right minds would want to wander off into such heresy? One who had been visited by the phorid fly?

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Are you as offended as I am that the Muslims are planning to build a 13-story mosque nearly overlooking Ground Zero in NYC?

Londoner Pat Condell put this matter in perspective for us. Click here:

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/06/pat-condell-on-ground-zero-mosque-is-it-possible-to-be-astonished-but-not-surprised.html

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They said it

“I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery.” – Thomas Jefferson

This is actually a translation of a Latin phrase that Thomas Jefferson used: Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem. It has also been translated as, “I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.” Sure, liberty has its challenges, but it is much to be preferred over living peaceably in a condition of slavery.

Historian Arnold Toynbee (1889-1975) said, “By forcing upon mankind more and more legal weapons, and at the same time making the world more independent economically, technology has brought mankind to such a degree of distress, we are ripe for the deifying of any new Caesar that may succeed in giving the world unity and peace.”

Let us pray that “dangerous freedom” or “peaceful slavery” won’t turn out to be our only options.

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Deceit personified

To buy the vote of a Michigan congressman for Obamacare, President Obama signed an Executive order forbidding federal funds to be used for abortions. However, onenewsnow.com reports that $160 million dollars has been given to Pennsylvania to establish a high-risk insurance pool that will pay for all legal abortions in the state. I understand other states are in line for similar handouts. Where there is a will, there is a way, or perhaps we should say, where there is money, there is a way.

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Is America Christian?

If the question is whether all Americans are Christians, then the answer is no. If the question is whether the nation was founded upon Christian principles and ethics, and governed by laws that reflect a Christian heritage, then the answer is yes.

President Obama insists that America is not a Christian nation because we are not 100% Christian. Then Pakistan is not a Muslim nation. Or Saudi Arabia. If he praised America as much as he does the Muslim world, wouldn’t that be great? If he is not a closet Muslim, why is his administration promoting and protecting all things Muslim?

This quote by John Adams seems relevant: “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

So, there it is—the reason that America has to be cut loose from her Christian roots. To establish a new form of government, such as socialism, the old one must be trashed. And they are doing a fantastic job of it. It is interesting that all 50 states, without exception, have in their constitution a reference to God. But if they were constituting their state governments today, would that be the case? I trow not.

George Washington said it well: “It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”

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The Marketing of Madness: Are we all insane?

One would think from listening to the news or reading the paper that just about everyone is mentally impaired and in need of medication. It is a lie, of course, but a lie that people like to believe because it provides a convenient excuse for stupid choices and anti-social behavior. Take five minutes and see why you, dear reader, need to be informed about what is happening in the world of psychiatric practice.

http://www.cchr.org/videos/marketing-of-madness.html

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Book review

The Emergent Manifesto

Edited by Doug Pagitt and Tony Jones                                                                                                                                                  Baker Books; hardback; 19.99

The authors, including the editors, promise us a “front row” look at “this influential international movement” and that they will come away with “a deeper understanding of the hopeful imagination that drives the emerging church.” “Imagination” is the correct word—the book is full of it.

Laced throughout the book are specific themes of the movement, such as interspirituality (all religions coming together), panentheism (God is all creation), universalism (all are saved), and mysticism (the means by which this connecting takes place). Let me share some of the quotes from the book lest you think I have evaluated it though jaundiced eyes. Let them speak for themselves. The authors state:

[R]enewed popularity of the “kingdom” language is related to the emerging global narrative of the deep ecology movement—a consciousness and awareness that everything matters and is somehow interdependent (p. 27).

The Manifesto describes “themes” of “integrative theology” as: Interest in monastic practices, contemplative and bodily spiritual formation disciplines, celebrating earth, humanity, cultures, and the sensuous (p. 28). In a chapter titled “Meeting Jesus at Bars” the Manifesto favorably includes visiting monasteries, practicing yoga, engaging in silent retreats, and chanting with monks (p. 38). One writer in the book has this to say:

“I am a Christian today because of a Hindu meditation master. She taught me some things that Christians had not. She taught me to meditate, to sit in silence and openness in the presence of God…. I believe that all people are children of God.” (p.45)

To describe interspirituality, the book says:

“If the Emergent conversation is to have a ‘next chapter,’ it will need to learn from other sketches outside of Western Christendom” (p. 68). Translation: incorporate the belief systems of other religions.

Universalism is a pronounced theme in the book as well. Manifesto calls salvation “a collective experience.” A Manifesto poem illustrates this:

Not only soul, whole body!
Not only whole body, all of the faithful community!
Not only all of the faithful community, all of humanity!
Not only all of humanity, all of God’s creation!(pp. 82-83)

And panentheism (God is in all) is exhibited through statements like the following, which talks about the “holiness of humanity”:

“[W]e are agents for change in the world (salvation, redemption, and reconciliation … it is a celebration of the holiness of humanity in which the fullness of God was pleased to dwell … it is our holy fleshiness” (p. 88).

What do the emerging church leaders hope to accomplish? Well, they tell us. They want you … they want the church to join up with them. Listen to this explanation:

“The existing church/emerging church matrix can dissolve into missional collaboration and generative friendship” (p. 107).

Here is their stated goal:

What are we in the so-called emerging churches seeking to emerge from? I asked myself. We are seeking to emerge from modern Western Christianity, from colonial Christianity, from Christianity as a “white man’s religion … into a faith of collaborative mission … It is immediately clear that this kind of emergence must lead to a convergence — in the West, across denominations and across current polarizations, a convergence of postconservatives and postliberals into what Hans Frei and Stanley Grenz termed a new “generous orthodoxy.” (p. 150)

[M]any will react and oppose this emergence, seeking to maintain the hegemony of the West…perhaps even seeking a revival of crusading Christendom. (151)

The Kingdom of God is already here on earth, includes all people, all faiths, and in fact is in all people and all of creation and can be felt or realized through mysticism which connects everything together as ONE.

A subtitle (albeit a lengthy one) for the book that would describe it perfectly would go something like this:

The Kingdom of God is already here on earth, includes all people, all faiths, and in fact is in all people and all of creation and can be felt or realized through mysticism which connects everything together as ONE.

This new collective spirituality leads people into a socialistic community where rituals, practices, and social justice become a means of salvation, but not the salvation you think of in a personal sense of being born-again through Jesus Christ. This is a collective salvation that includes whole cultures and communities who follow the way of someone referred to as Jesus.

These authors and those like them are pushing young pastors to become “change agents” in the American church, just like teachers have been urged to be in the public school system.

Source: JRE and lighthousetrailsresearch.com

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What is killing Houstonians?

Pastors, parents and adult children must learn the truth about what is killing more of our citizens than cocaine and other illegal drugs. For one of the most shocking exposés carried by the Houston Chronicle, please click on the link below and read the article. You owe it to yourself and those you serve.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7114116.html

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Obama’s National Security Force?

In Philadelphia, during the 2008 presidential election, Minister King Samir Shabazz, aka Maurice Heath, the New Black Panther Party’s Philadelphia leader, stood in front of a polling place in paramilitary garb and brandishing a nightstick. They said they were “security.” A news reporter at the site stated that he heard someone declare, “We are going to elect a black man, no matter what!”

They were indicted for voter intimidation but Obama’s “Department of Justice” dismissed the case with a slap on the wrist for Shabazz—an injunction prohibiting him from brandishing a weapon outside a polling place until 2012. Why 2012? That is when the next presidential election will take place. Evidently they feel like he and others like him will be needed at that time.

Shabazz was recorded using a megaphone on the street in Philadelphia saying, “I hate white people – all of them! Every last iota of a cracker, I hate ’em,” Shabazz shouts into a megaphone on a crowded sidewalk. “[Walking] Through South Street with white, dirty, cracker whore [expletive] on our arms. And we call ourselves black men with African garb on.” Then Shabazz spotted a black man embracing a white woman. “What the —- is wrong with you, black man?” he shouted into his megaphone. “You [inaudible] with a white girl on your d— arm! ….You want freedom? You’re gonna have to kill some crackers! You’re gonna have to kill some of their babies!”

In a 2008 interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Shabazz said, “I’m about the total destruction of white people. I’m about the total liberation of black people. I hate white people. I hate my enemy.”

National Geographic describes the New Black Panther Party as “similar to hate factions like the KKK and neo-Nazis…a militant hate group, headquartered in Washington, D.C. that seeks to redefine the black struggle for equality and demand liberation from what it sees as white supremacy.”

Read more: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/inside/3952/Overview#ixzz0vGOuj2bm

On the street in NYC, they walked on the US flag, spat on it, and then burned it. Is this the face of Obama’s new National Security Force? Every American of color should stand up and repudiate this kind of inflammatory rhetoric and action. If it sounds good to you today, remember that tyranny ultimately eats its own. In time, all free men, regardless of race or color, will be their target.

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Laugh to keep from crying….

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Parting shot

POW…right in the kisser!

“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”  –  Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Thanks for visiting. See you next month!

JREnsey

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  1. Brother Ensey: I love your blog. It is so rich with information, so well illustrated, so honestly directed toward the truth of God’s Word, and written in such a scholarly, yet easily understand manner. Thank you for your distinct contribution to the Work of God and to His people. May you always be blessed.

    Shirley Buxton

  2. Brother Ensey, I so look forward to your monthly blogs. They just keep getting better and better. Thank you for keeping us “informed” and not “misinformed”. His TRUTH is marching on.

  3. Bro. Ensey:

    Another EXCELLENT blog. Keep writing Brother. We need to hear what you have to say.

    Bro. Worthen.


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