Showing posts from June, 2011

Christians: Why Are Atheists Winning The Battle And The War?

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life put out a new survey this month of over 4,000 evangelical Christian leaders who had attended an annual evangelical Christian world Congress in South Africa in late 2010.

The survey, purpose were to identify and rank what and who are the biggest threats to Christianity and the world by a  large group. The finding show  that over 70% of attendees believed that secularism Atheism  was the biggest threat; with over 90% of those from North America (and 92% from the United States) believing so. 

I tell you what this survey is kinda hard for me to take. Being that I'm one of those who is holding up the banner of Christ.  I truly believe  when we as Christians fail as a group to show a dying world our Christ who is Love but instead have allowthe extreme fundamentals within our own rank to out shine our love it will show.   Our Christ teaches us to love everyone, accept everyone as God’s creation, and treat each living thing as if it was created in t…

Is Heaven For Real?

I just receive  another email of someone claiming to have visit  heaven  and came face to face with Christ.   David E. Taylor who serves in all of the five fold ministry offices as an apostle. He most prizes his face-to-face appearance relationship and friendship with Jesus. These encounters have been documented and reported by many pastors and leaders and in testimonials of God’s people for more than 18 years. He and his family live in  Missouri:

Heaven is a very real place. It is God’s desire that everyone spends eternity there. So, what is Heaven really like? Now, in this sequel, David E. Taylor shares his many different trips to heaven but mainly the “Special one” that he had in the fall of the year 2000.  In this visit, Jesus Christ came into his room while he lay on the bed that night asleep and took his human soul and spirit out of his body on a glorious trip to the third heaven. While being toured by Jesus around Heaven he was afforded the opportunity to see and talk with some …

Man Force To Remove Billboard About Ex-Girlfriend’s Abortion!!

A judge has ordered a New Mexico man to take down A  billboard he put up about his former girlfriend’s alleged abortion. The billboard has made national headlines as the man says he is in grief concerning the life of his child.

Greg Fultz put the billboard up weeks ago with the words, “This Would Have Been A Picture Of My 2-Month Old Baby If The Mother Had Decided To Not KILL Our Child!” The billboard shows a picture of Fultz holding an outline of a an infant.
“My original intentions when I started this campaign were quite simple,” Fultz said. “I just wanted to shed the light on pro-life issues and fathers’ rights. I have had no closure over my own personal loss and that’s where the billboard came into play."
What do you think? Should the billboard be taken down? What if it was a miscarriage and not an abortion?

What's A Prophetic Encounter?

Trinity Broadcasting Network is becoming the place to be for up and coming prolific and profound voices for  the body of Christ.

TBN  hosted Prophetess Christina Glenn Weeks a couple of months ago and Prophetess Juanita Bynum  last night. What's going on church?

Who Determines When And How The Hand Of God Is Move?

God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform He plants His footsteps in the sea And rides upon the storm. He is His own interpreter. 

When  Pat Robertson onThe 700 Clubwarned that God will destroy America just like He destroyed Sodom because of the marriage equality  bill that was  pass in NY Friday. I thought about that old hymn: God Moves In a Mysterious Way.

So my question to Pat Robinson  and others is who and what determines  when and how the hand of God is moved?  Is it not God Himself who determines when He will move?  So, Mr.Robinson why would the sin of same sex marriage move God to destroy America but the sin of Greed wouldn't? When I  viewed the clip below I couldn't help but cry out Lord how long?  When you got one quarter of American children living in poverty  In the richest country in the history of the world which mean one out of four children are hungry. And you got people like Pat Robinson calling for the wrath of God on same sex couples but turning …

Is The Church Losing The Battle Against Homosexuality?

Let me be the first to say the law pass last night in NY concerning homosexuality have no requirement that churches recognize gay marriage or offer it to people. That need to be understood with all the chatter going on about the ruling.  I believe the church's mistake was made when it enter this fight regarding marriage from the start with thinking it's a church issue when it's not.     As currently understood, marriage is a civil right that grants certain benefits to the any willing adult. To deny these rights to those who are gay or lesbian is to deny to them rights held by others, whether or not the church might agree or not. 

I believe in my heart the issue of  homosexuality is here to stay. In fact, it's becoming more a part of our culture every day. Each generation is more accepting of the gay lifestyle than the generation before it. The Barna's group, a research organization that focuses on religious, cultural trends, found that young people think Christians …

The Preacher Kid Is The Worst Kind!

First let me say I am not a preacher's kid but I grew up with some who were. And  if you're a PK maybe you can answer these questions which were found on a message board.

1).Why do preacher kids  have a reputation for being "the wild child"?

2).Is it true when a young person have a pastor for a parent, the child will often rebel in drinking, drugs, sex, crime, or whatever?

3).Is the reason for most PK rebellion because they are expected to live up to to higher a standard?

4).Why do Pk have to behave properly and have good manners and resist all temptation  when others in their peer group do not?

5).Why do PK parents embarrass  their children from the pulpit on Sunday morning?

Is Rising Unemployment The President Fault?

Heck No! I believe the economy is being  sabotaging to make the President look bad.  it's not the president fault that corporations are unwilling to hire new workers. I will not try hanging  this job mess around his neck.

Would there be more black folks working  if Mr. Obama wasn't president? I honestly don't think so. Because if you look  back at previous administrations black folks had it worse than others during those administrations also.   I personal believe the hate for this president is so strong that some are willing to destroy this country to get him out of office.   Blaming the president  for the country's joblessness is not fair.

Marrying To Have Sex!

I find the topic of marriage and young people to be a very interesting topic. There are some among the Christian faith that are suggesting that getting married at a young age is the answer to fornication.

Dr. Al Mohler states that young Christians are waiting a long time to marry. Is this a good idea? What keeps young people who are committed to honoring the Lord, from marrying those they fall in love with? He also discusses the shift in culture from marrying your sweet-heart young, to a prolonged, single, long-term dating society. The Church should be careful to encourage marriage as an example of Christ and His love for His people. Audio Clip Here!

I have always viewed marriage as an institution that was put in place by God and it should and ought to be taken seriously. Getting married just so you can have sex ‘within God’s will’ is not a good reason for getting married.  Marriage is and should be  base on a lifetime commitment to one person with a whole lot of responsibility c…

Is There Power At The Altar?

I think the "Altar Call " and "The Tithe"are two of the most dishonest and destructive thing that has been introduced to the Christian Church. The idea you won't be blessed if you don't give 10% of your income to a church is dishonest.

Any time the altar call is part of the salvation plan it can become destructive.The "Altar Call" is  totally man made and part of a man centered approach to salvation doctrine. It makes the place of the altar sacred, and the experience of the altar paramount in the overall salvation "experience." I remember to this day  the time I was called to the Altar during a service and was left standing thinking something was wrong with me. I never forgot that experience.

I know people have come to the saving knowledge of Christ and may have been at the front of the church at the altar  when it happened. But that doesn't make it sacred. I have seen a lot unsaved people who believe that in order to be sa…

"Americanizing" The Bible!

I'm kinda late on this one but I hope I'm not  the only one who find this Bible disturbing. The idea that the American Patriot's Bible intersects the teachings of the Bible with the history of the United States while applying it to today's culture is scary. 

The American Patriot Bible is not new there were controversy surrounding it when it was first published. And some Christians have spoken out and against the idea. After research and reading the idea that this Bible has reached the top 100 slot in Amazon's book list and #1 in the Bibles and Sacred Texts list is surprising.

How can we as  Americans read the Bible with the concept that it was written with only us in mind?  How dare us  be so arrogant in our thinking.  I believe the Bible can and do speak to people all over the world, not just Americans.
This extremely unique Bible shows how the history of the United States connects the people and events of the Bible to our lives in a modern world. The stor…

Happy Fathers Day!


Jack Van Impe Refuse To Compromise The Word Of God.

Jack and Rexall Van Impe was force off of TBN after 23 years because Jack  refuse  to compromise the word of God. I thank God Jack Van Impe had the conviction in his heart strong enough to take a stand for what is right...not what is right in man's distorted eyesight but what is right according to the Word of God. "God called me to preach. And I will not stand down for any man, for any church, for any Christian organization. We've got too many of these mush-mouth preachers and all they're doing is two stories and a movie review.  The Bible actually outlines that its messages also are to "reprove and rebuke" Christians for failing not to live for God" Now I believe Jack was wrong a couple of months ago pointing to Obama as the Antichrist in his DVD he was promoting about  the 2012 war.  But other than that  I have to applauded him for taking a stand.  To many churches want to compromise and give up their beliefs to include all people. My bible tells m…

Is Wisdom Something That Can Be Taught?

Is Wisdom something that can be learn? Is wisdom a characteristic of a person or is it a skill that anyone could acquire? Is Dr. Mike Murdock in error by claiming to be an expert in Wisdom? (he calls himself Mr.Wisdom)

 We know God "GAVE" Solomon wisdom and understanding beyond measure, and breadth of mind like the sand on the seashore, so that Solomon's wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all the people of the east and all the wisdom of Egypt.

 Solomon  spoke 3,000 proverbs, and his songs were 1,005. He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of the wall. He spoke also of beasts, and of birds, and of reptiles, and of fish.  And people of all nations came to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and from all the kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.

James goes on to tell us  "if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." The source of wisdom …

Go The F**K To Sleep!

Adam Mansbach's have  a  bedtime story book  for parents call  "Go the F--- to Sleep" It look like overnight, the book have  shot up to No. 1 on the Amazon pre-order list. 

Original the book was set  to be release in Oct but  his publisher bumped up the release date to June 14 andthe book has even been consider for a movie!
The net is a buzzing  with young  parents world-wide saying how they can relate to his simple, satirical tale. I guess I'm too old to understand satire; I don't get it.

Could it be the signs of the times that we are living in the last days? In the end times, according to the Scriptures, which tell us that in the last days, men shall wax worse and worse.  audio of the book! 

#Seriously Mcdonalds!

The moral climate of our society is  deteriorating faster than ever with lying and deceit becoming a major problems.  The picture I have posted is a hoax and it's causing McDonald some serious problems. McDonald is having to run damage control because of a lie.
What does the Bible say about lying? A lying tongue is not only something God hates, it is also something that is an abomination to Him.(Proverbs 6:16-19) Wow! There's that word abomination again but this time it don't have anything to do with a certain group we love to hate.
When I first had spotted  the picture last  Friday on a blog I didn't  think any thing about it. And  Most of the comments on the blog was it's not real McDonald wouldn't do that. 
Any way by the weekend  the hoax photograph was circulating on"Twitter" suggesting McDonald was making African Americans pay more at their restaurants due to "a recent string of robberies."I've always heard of the good work McD…

Family And Friends Day.

I  saw this question on the net: What  is a "Homecoming Celebration"? If you grew up in the south and was  part of the black church experience you already know  this. Homecoming celebration has always being part of the "The Black Church" life.
It's  an annual event in which  former members, friends, and family return to celebrate the life of a past congregation. The event can marks and celebrate the history of a congregation and how it has contributed to the lives of those who have since moved away from this, their church home. It is also a time to reflect on the lives of people who help shaped that particular church  like  Big Mama who have gone on to glory but not forgotten.

How To Start A Church!

It is sad that the concept of church that I grew up to love and adore is no longer that idea church of so many years ago. I was doing some research on small business and came across this article"How to Start A Church".  Now I don't like the approach  nor the idea of starting a church as if it were a way to make money.

If you have a knack for pulling together groups of people and have an earnest desire to spread the word about your particular religious beliefs, learning how to start a church could be a worthwhile idea. This is especially true if you live in an area that has a limited number of churches. If so, chances are that many people are looking for alternatives to what is currently available. Learning how to start a church isn't particularly difficult – but amassing an authentic congregation can be. You can learn some basic pointers on how to start a church by checking out the following information.
Licensing and Training

In terms of training, the only thing you…

Special Needs Boy Removed From Church Service.

Kelly Helms son 12-year-old Jackson Helms who has cerebral palsy was removed from Elevation Church Easter Sunday  for being a “distraction”

She was supposed to meet with the church leaders to discuss what happened, but the pastor canceled the meeting when he heard she had contacted Channel 9. We spoke with Jackson’s mother, Kelly Helms, today, and she says each day is a little tougher for Jackson than it is for normal children.“Easter Sunday he got all dressed up, got ready to go, no small feat with a kiddo like him,” she said. But, right after the opening prayer inside Elevation’s sanctuary that Sunday, Helms said Jackson voiced his own kind of “Amen.” Article and Video Here!

I know and realize that this will be a very unpopular opinion but it's mine so here goes. Where do the rights of a single person over ride the rights of the entire congregation? I'm sorry but I don't care for crying babies or for  people moving around when service start either. If this child was a dis…

Is Vanessa Long Responsible For The Acts Of Her Husband/Bishop?

There is chatter on the net  that First Lady Elder Vanessa Long have moved out of the home with her husband Bishop Long.

In September of last year when this story first  came to light. The site A Toast 2 Wealth did a post title " Is Elder and First Lady Vanessa Long Just As Responsible For Bishop Eddie Long's Sexual Sins?

"When you are one yoke, you are one spirit and when two people are in matrimony for many years you know what the other party is doing especially when they are bringing in millions of dollars into their several bank accounts. There are many rich ladies like Vanessa Long who will be quiet and go along with what their husbands are doing, because not only do they like the money they love the prestige"
In no way do I fault Vanessa Long for what the bishop have done. Nor do I think  she's any  different than the dozen of other wives who stand/stood silently by their husbands accused of sexual acts outside their marriage. For the most part, I think lik…

When A Five Year Old Kill!

A five-year-old girl dragged a toddler to a bathtub and drowned him because he made too much noise and cried too much, according to police. This is  very troubling,upsetting,concerning,distressful, disturbing heavy   article. I got nothing but questions today.

Is a  5 year old capable of realizing that they can cause death to another human being?  Can a 5 year old grasp,get the picture comprehend at such a young age- that the act of holding a young baby’s head under water will lead to its death?

Secular Junk in The Church!

Is God raising up a new generation and breathing fresh breath into His pulpit through them? I don't know about all that.  But what I do know God is still in the soul saving business. The Bishop Lester Love  explain why he refuses  to preach on sin.
The clip below remind  me of the lack of discernment in today’s church. I really believe the reason why so many false preachers/teachers are thriving in our churches is because church folk ain't testing nothing. 
The funny thing is, the  women in the clip must have thought they bought tickets to an oldies but goodies concert the way they are screaming and hollering. Or did they for get  who this man suppose to represent?  I'm shocked at the sound of women screaming and hollering over mess like this. People need to start  testing these  preacher’s claims by the BIBLE Word of God. Question, are you testing the sermons you hear by searching the Word of God? Can you spot a fake? Let’s find out!!!

Creflo Dollar Order Eddie Long Members To Get The Hell Out!

Once upon a time the doors of the church was open to everybody. Not any more according to DR. Creflo Dollar a pastor in Atlanta Georgia. Who on Sunday  order members of New Birth Baptist church to get the hell out and go home to Bishop Long  cause he don't won't them there. He also suggest that  they over look the wreck that  Bishop Long have made of the church. Now  I cant believe how cocky and arrogant  Dr. Dollar seems to be regarding this. The comment below was one found  at FBC Jax Watchdog.
Great message by Pastor Dollar and he is a wonderful example of a true friend. He did not excuse Pastor Long's behavior, he just spoke about how we are too forgive and restore. Isn't that in the Bible? Do YOU believe in Grace?

Is Co-habitation Becoming The Replacement For Marriage?

Yesterday Pope Benedict XVI  warned couples that co-habiting is not a  replacement for marriage, as he held an open-air mass focusing on family values before up to 400,000 pilgrims in Croatia. 

Once rare, now  cohabiting is becoming the norm. The number of marriages preceded by cohabitation rose from about 10 percent to over about 50 percent.

And the percentage of women in their late 30s who said that they had cohabited at least once reached over  48 percent .It seems these days people tend to co- habitate or "test the waters" before marriage.

In my BCD's   Before Christ Days   when I was in my earlytwenty's I too bought into the lie that living together was better than marriage.   I lived with my boyfriend  to see if and how things would work if we got married. Guess what? we never got  married.  My mom hated-it and she voice her opinion about it. My Mom would say if you is worth moving in with, then you worth  marrying.  Looking back I hate I did that. That was the on…

Charisma Magazine Tried To Warn Eddie Long!

I was readingwere Stephen Strang, the publisher of Charisma Magazine said in 2006 he attempted to confront Eddie Long about his allege  involvement in homosexuality. But  Long refused to meet with him: In 2006, I heard rumors about Bishop Long allegedly being involved in homosexuality. Long had built a great church in Atlanta. We once featured him on the cover of Charisma and his influence went far beyond Atlanta. I had great respect for him and published one of his books. Since he was speaking at a large expo we were sponsoring a few weeks later, I felt I needed to talk to him. I tried repeatedly to make an appointment to warn him that there were rumors and to ask if they were true. He refused to talk to me and canceled the speaking engagement. Saddened, I just quietly took his book out of print and withdrew any support we had given him. Wow! God doesn't usually send angels to tell us we’re off course; He speaks through His Word, through a trusted friend, or through our conscience. …

Should Fast Food Purchases Be “subsidized” By Food Stamps?

The Rev. Jerome Sutton says "HECK" no and is speaking out and against  the idea.....The state of Kentucky is lobbying  to allow restaurants to accept food stamps which would make it one of the few states that allows restaurants to accept food stamps.

Food stamps are now processed on what's called an EBT card, and that's what's being proposed to be used in fast-food restaurants for some of Louisville's disabled, homeless and elderly. Sorry but the idea “fast food for food stamps” I find the whole thing to be a bad idea. I have to agree with Rev. Sutton here.  I understand that the target beneficiaries are the elderly and disabled. I just can't  see how this can benefit anyone. 

Many of them are already afflicted with numerous medical conditions. Imagine a daily KFC Double Down is just going to magnify those problems. What’s even more disturbing is that it’s most likely easier to get to a KFC or any other fast food joint than it is to an actual gro…

“Jesus: a prophet of Islam”

There's a new billboard that  has emerged across Australia carrying the slogan “Jesus: a prophet of Islam”. The Islamic group behind it, My Peace, has done this in an attempt to encourage interfaith relations between Christians and Muslims. But not everyone is impressed with this gesture, and believes it to be more provocative and offensive than helpful. Article Here!

As a Christian I find It offensive to call Jesus a prophet.....Jesus is either Gods Son who is the Savior of the world or a crazy man.....When Jesus walked in the flesh He clearly stated He was greater that the prophets and identified Himself as the Son of God.....There is no common ground between Islam and Christianity. None.

Sometime The Black Church Can Be Wrong!

There's a group in Harlem  planning a Gay Pride Picnic event for the week of June24-26.....But local pastors in the community are not feeling the event....One pastor in particular  is vowing his family won't leave the house that day...He expects his parishioners to follow his lead and stay indoors when the second annual Harlem Pride event arrives June 24.  "If children start to believe it is okay to be gay, they will think it's okay to be a pedophile or have sex with animals," said Dr. Ronald Ferguson, the senior pastor at Antioch Church of God on W. 124th St. "It's a slippery slope." "This gay pride nonsense is an abomination," Ferguson told the Daily News. "God does not want to see homosexuals in our parks.""Due to our religious beliefs, we do not support ... that event."  Like I've stated many times on this blog.....I am part of "The Black Church" and love the role the church plays  in the black community…