Headlines & Current Articles

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bernie Sanders And Socialism aka: Legal Plunder



Socialism ~ A political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.
“If you look at the issues — you don’t have to worry about the word ‘socialist’ — just look at what I’m talking about. If you go out and ask the American people: Is it right that the middle class continues to disappear while there has been a massive transfer of wealth from working families to the top one-tenth of 1 percent? Trillions of dollars in the last 30 years have flowed from the middle class to the top one-tenth of 1 percent. And the American people say, ‘No, that’s not right.’ And if you ask the American people: Do you think it’s right that despite an explosion of technology and an increase in worker productivity, the average worker is working longer hours for low wages? They say no. And what the American people are saying pretty loudly and clearly is they want an economy that works for ordinary Americans. For working people. Not an economy where almost all of the income and all of the wealth is going to the top 1 percent. That’s what we have now.” ~ Bernie Sanders in the Des Moines  2016 Register Newspaper
As the self ascribed "Democratic Socialist" Bernie Sanders continues to rise among Democrats giving Hillary Clinton all that she can handle, I thought it important to speak out on the political theory that Mr. Sanders actually embraces and explain how his democratic socialism, by nature, is unique and more focused on the "working man" than any other current political philosophy in America today. In a sense he claims to be an FDR (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) restorationist, even hailing Roosevelt as the ultimate Democratic Socialist.  

To some that have never really examined the issue, it all seems like a distinction without a difference. Then, unfortunately, due to the initial lure of socialism's promise to right economic and political wrongs, and level the playing field of life, many Black people, by means of civil rights which FDR embraced, have been sold a bill of goods on socialism, and have never been told why what they have been fed is so dangerous and illusive.

Socialism looks appealing. Everyone that does not have, certainly wants to have. Those at the bottom always look up and see them at the top achieving, seemingly effortlessly. However, what happens when you achieve or arrive at the top? Under a free system, one can go from rags to riches without encumberment and at any level pursue happiness as one wishes. In fact, in a free society, happiness or achievement is not judged by material achievement only. One can be poor, as the poor are assessed and be happy. However, under socialism, individual success is based on the status quo. Whether one is ready for achievement or not, all must be "equal", and all must have the same, in order to truly be happy. 

Under socialism steps are taken, normally through law, to hamper excessive achievement, and redistribute achievements to all members of the group, as to eliminate classes and overbearing special interests. Though this sounds alluring, ultimately the collective defines its own standards of achievement and social norms, wealth is taken by the collective and shared or redistributed whether one desires to share or not. The individual voice is muted. One may be free to speak, but the ideas go nowhere and are not welcome when they are contrary to collective views. Economically socialism creates the ultimate glass ceiling, in that one can never be independently wealthy or successful without looking over the shoulder for the impending legal take in one form or another. 

In short, taking from someone else, what has not been otherwise earned, and redistributing what has been earned to those who have not contributed to what has been earned, is not only the ultimate form of indentured servanthood and enslavement, but has never proven itself to be a good idea over the long run either philosophically, socially or materially.  

The intent of saying any of this is not to bash the character of individuals who believe in socialism or what the late French Economist and author Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850) coined as "legal plunder". As he pointed out in his day, good people can have very troubling philosophical and political views. 

The aim is to sound the alarm, and warn America that socialism may sound nice, and have its allure, but in the end is a very bad philosophy and political theory if people are convinced that Life (individuality), Liberty and Property proceed from God, and that they precede all human legislation and are superior to it. (Pg. 1) Which is a concept that all free societies hold in esteem above other philosophical beliefs. 

The Law & Socialism

Political theory and law is the primary instrument of socialism. This is why I believe it is such an issue of importance when it comes to a Presidency. Without political power socialism has little appeal. Just think of it...Someone is waiting for you to take your pay check against your will at payday. They then give you a lesser portion of it so that everyone can have the same amount. No matter how you have worked, everyone is redistributed the same amount. Now, in most circumstances you and I would call that unfair, illegal and pretty much robbery, especially if the paycheck was more than what you ultimately received. However, those that did not labor but yet received, would find it an incentive to do nothing, if the result is the same. To keep anyone from uprising or to keep society from overturning under this type of action, law must be set in place to make people humble and control themselves. So socialism must use legal means in order to be effective. The tenets of socialism must be written into the law.  So then the force of it,is the law itself. 
"But it is upon the law that socialism itself relies. Socialists desire to practice legal plunder, not illegal plunder.Socialists, like all other monopolists, desire to make the law their own weapon. And when once the law is on the side of socialism, how can it be used against socialism? For when plunder is abetted by the law, it does not fear your courts, your police and your prisons. To prevent this you would exclude socialism from entering into the making of laws? You would prevent socialists from entering the Legislative Palace? You shall not succeed, I predict, so long as legal plunder continues to be the main business of the legislature. It is illogical-in fact, absurd- to assume otherwise."  ~ Bastiat, Frederic(1801 -1850)  "The Law, The Classic Blueprint for a free society" [2014 - FEE (Foundation For Economic Education) ISBN 978-0-89803-175-1] Pg. 16
Clearly socialism has not changed since the 1800's. Its aim is the same. It provides an appeal to all men that pursue Life, Liberty and that posses property. Going up, is not the problem. The problem is what happens along the way and what happens when achievement is made.   
"The law can be an instrument of equalization only as it takes from some persons and gives to other persons. When the law does this, it is an instrument of plunder"  ~Bastiat, Frederic(1801 -1850)  "The Law, The Classic Blueprint for a free society" [2014 - FEE (Foundation For Economic Education) ISBN 978-0-89803-175-1] Pg. 23
Current analysts continue to say that a Bernie Sanders tax plan would not only lead to an income decrease for every American across the board, but also a tax increase and an overall less productive America in GDP. Here is what the analysts warn about the implications of a Sanders socialist policy:
  • Senator Sanders’s plan would raise tax revenue by $13.6 trillion over the next decade on a static basis. However, the plan would end up collecting $9.8 trillion over the next decade when accounting for decreased economic output in the long run.
  • A majority of the revenue raised by the Sanders plan would come from a new 6.2% employer-side payroll tax, a new 2.2% broad-based income tax, and the elimination of tax expenditures relating to healthcare.
  • According to the Tax Foundation’s Taxes and Growth Model, the plan would significantly increase marginal tax rates and the cost of capital, which would lead to 9.5% lower GDP over the long term.
  • On a static basis, the plan would lead to 10.56% lower after-tax income for all taxpayers and 17.91% lower after-tax income for the top 1%. When accounting for reduced GDP, after-tax incomes of all taxpayers would fall by at least 12.84%.
    Forbes Opinion 2/2016
This is not an endorsement for Hillary. Believe me she certainly has her issues as I have addressed HERE on this blog. However, a Sanders Presidency is nothing that I would want to be under in the United States either. 


We are left with the thought then, are we on a slippery slope to socialism as a nation? Are we that out of tune with values of freedom and a free society until we can't distinguish the trap from the cheese luring us in? 

All I know is that when I achieve by means of my own labor and effort, I will not allow anyone telling me that I owe them anything! Jesus instructed me to live so that I owe no man anything but love (Rom. 13:8). Under a socialist presidency, we will always be indebted to the state or somebody as they believe that the government distributes liberty, happiness, property and in many cases even life itself.


There are certainly injustices that exist in a free society. However, as they say I would rather have the unequal bliss and happiness of freedom than the equal sharing of misery.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. ~Winston Churchill
Blessed!

Read more!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Special Guest National Radio Appearance



Lion Chasers Radio is an in depth look at the effects of liberal ideology on the African American community. Our aim is to replace long-held lies and deception with sound Biblical principles that point our community back to a moral and free society. Rebuilding our foundation with Biblical principles and unwavering truth is essential if we hope to produce a prosperous community and strong families.

LISTEN LIVE - CHAT LIVE - CALL IN: Call in live at: 
1-866-963-2037
Like us at Urban Family Talk on Facebook: Click HERE 

Listen and chat live here: Click HERE
You can also listen LIVE on your local stations in these areas: 

*98.3FM WDFX Cleveland, MS
*90.5FM WQVI Madison, MS
*91.7FM WAJS Tupelo, MS
*91.5FM WJGS Norwood, GA
*104.1FM WNKL Rossford/Toledo, OH
*1520AM WNWT Rossford/Toledo, OH
*88.3FM KARJ Boise, ID

Blessed!

Read more!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Can't Take Our Heritage Away!

In a recent update of the fundraising portion for my new book, "Ministering Effectively"
I reminded the audience that our heritage in Christ and in church could not be simply taken away and done away with as the secular left has seemingly proposed. 

My reason for saying this, is because as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday we are reminded that the tribute to him erected in Washington, DC. in 2011 included everything BUT his heritage and the real reason that he engaged the civil rights struggle as he did. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
To be clear, there is NO REFERENCE to Dr. King as being a "Pastor", a "Servant Of Jesus Christ", or one who "Served God". There is not even a reference to scripture or the bible as being the guide or motive for his efforts in the movement. Also, one only need to look at the title of the memorial, "Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial" to see that even his title "Dr." has been taken away by the liberal elite under a liberal Black President. 

In their efforts to not "offend" and to be so inclusive, as their necessary condition is these days, those who created the memorial, and those who approved it (which include some of Dr. King's own family members) took the ultimate step to rewrite history, and only acknowledge the portions of history that they agree with and to offend the very un-enigmatic roots and source for the strength of Dr. King during the struggle.  

This is a SAD shame on America and upon every person of color in America who has endured unfair and unequal treatment based on race or ethnic background. This is a SAD shame upon America to realize that in a memorial that addresses so called "civil rights" that religious rights and freedoms are clearly struck down as being insignificant and are under attack. 


This is what I said in the new note:
Can't Take Our Heritage Away!

Interestingly, there is overwhelming historical evidence that the modern civil rights and social justice movements were birthed out of the church. In fact, if we look at positive change that occurs in the world, overwhelmingly the church is at the center of things and the place where ideas are transformed into action.

As we celebrate another Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day, let us be reminded that secular society, while attempting to honor him, has tried to strip his memory of his heritage, within the church and God.

Although the highly controversial monument was erected in Dr. Martin Luther King's honor in 2011 without a SINGLE reference to Jesus Christ and or scripture, we know that without Pastor King's desire to serve both his God and his community, that Black and poor minorities would continue to be trivialized in their plight for change.

"Ministering Effectively" is looking beyond self, self desires and needs, and refusing to adjust to the "status quo". That is what those that truly serve HIM do!

Your gifts towards this book helps send the message out to countless millions that we CAN overcome anything with Jesus and that each individual can bring change to their community.

How many Dr. King's are there out there? How many of us are willing and ready to "Minister Effectively" to our Christ KING? 
May the Lord continue to bless you this Pastor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Thank you for your prayers and your contributions!
The critic can say what they wish, but those who believe in and are confident of the truth clearly and unobtrusively know that the fight for social justice, liberation, and freedom, even freedom from slavery was birthed out of the church and because of the Bible and its teachings on the same issues of liberation. 

Conclusion

My son recently told me of a conversation in which a person said that they didn't believe in the bible because it endorsed slavery and that most slave traders in American history used the Bible to affirm their racist beliefs.


I responded by pointing out and saying this...
"Are we as confident that the slave traders did what they did because they believed in the Bible, or because they were White and sinners who felt that they could do it? History affirms that the only reason that slave trading was challenged as an acceptable practice, was not because of some secular and materialistic paradigm (survival of the fittest certainly endorses slavery) but it was because of the biblical paradigm and world view that men, some even slave traders themselves, could no longer give themselves to an institution that was so diabolically against love, humanity and all the good and moral things that humans embrace. We know from history that it was because of the Bible that abolitionists fought against slavery. So are we really as confident that folk believed in slavery because of the bible? I think not! Slavery was always a product of elitism. What the Bible calls a "proud look" which is a sin. Money and the love of money was at its heart, which the bible condemns as a moral ethic in the service of humanity. So it can hardly be said that slavery was a product of the Bible and or God when everything that slavery represented was opposed to him. So ask the question again, was it mostly because of the Bible or because some were White and sinners? We are confident that slavery as an institution was condemned because of the Bible and belief in God, but less confident of the alternate." 

"Amazing Grace!" Men find liberation in the cross and as we celebrate Pastor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, let us remember that the cross can do for us what noone is able to do...save our souls and deliver us from SIN and unrighteousness!


Blessed!


Read more!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Islam, Submission With No Peace Pt. 13 ~ Christian Liberalism

Recently, Wheaton College Professor Dr. Larycia Hawkins gained national attention when she was placed on administrative leave by Provost Stan Jones. It has been reported that Dr. Hawkins troubles began when she decided to wear a hijab, a garment associated with religious Muslim women, to show her solidarity with Muslim women, a class of persons whom she felt were being marginalized and ridiculed within American society, in particularly because of recent terrorist attacks within the United States, said to have been inspired by ISIS.

Dr. Hawkins explained her actions in her Facebook POST as follows: 
“I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book. And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God.”
She further stated:
"As part of my Advent Worship, I will wear the hijab to work at Wheaton College, to play in Chi-town, in the airport and on the airplane to my home state that initiated one of the first anti-Sharia laws (read: unconstitutional and Islamophobic), and at church."
In her recent press conference on this issue, (see video at the end of this article) she stated:
"Our love for Jesus compels us to make no peace with oppression because Christianity is political or it is not Christianity. That drove my solidarity with women in the hijab, particularly Muslims in the hijab—because you know, Jesus’ mother Mary wore a hijab too."
She went on to state:
"Throughout my years of service at Wheaton College, I have never waivered from my commitment to the Christian doctrines elucidated in the Statement of Faith."
Distinguishing & Differentiating Issues

I would be the first to say that I do not know anything about Dr. Hawkins employment
agreement with Wheaton College or about any reason or right that her employer may have had to monitor Dr. Hawkins' Facebook account. While I would support Dr. Hawkins' right to free speech and to privacy, I must point out that it also seems appropriate that Dr. Hawkins, if she has agreed to a statement of faith, or to certain Christian centered doctrines and teachings, that she be faithful to those teachings even in her private life. This is especially important as she is not only a representative of the college, but more importantly of Christ.   

The media has focused its attention on the Dr.'s freedom and right of expression. However, the primary issue, as I have examined this case and the statements, are clearly her assertion that Muslims (who she sought to encourage) and Christians, worship "the same God". To be fair, Dr. Hawkins was not asserting these ideas independently. Her statements echo those of Pope Francis' who also recently affirmed that both Christians and Muslims worship "the same God".

The issues seem to have been convoluted or intertwined, until the person casually associated with religious doctrines and tenets of faith, assume that the only issue is the wearing of the hijab. In fact in Dr. Hawkins' statement and press conference, this is the primary and initial point of focus. Her theological assertion is downplayed, but I believe that her theological position is the primary, if not the only issue at hand, as you will see in this post. 

Read more!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Restoration Of Marriage & Right Relationships Pt. 2 ~ Building The Family

2: IF YOU DON'T HAVE A HOBBY, FIND ONE. A PERSONAL INTEREST, OR SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY OUTSIDE OF THE CHURCH, CHURCH ACTIVITY, 
OR 4 WALL VISION.

In his book, "What I know For Sure, My story of growing up in America" author Tavis Smiley described scenarios that are all too familiar to many Black families, especially individuals in the early days of the Black church in America. He described a time when there was a church service and or a church function nearly every day of the week. He described at time when life in the Black community, was synonymous with church. There were only 2 conditions and possibly three of the average Black family and individual; going to church, coming home from church or going or coming home from work, getting ready to go to church.

In those days there was a different study, rehearsal, preparation or practice for something all the time and every day. If one wasn't in a study, then one was in prayer. You mother, father and the whole family was engaged in something. Church was certainly a lively place, and a place full of activity, but it was also one that made a generation of folk commit to themselves, that once they were free from being required to attend church, that they weren't looking back. Some of them grew, left home, left the church and made true on their promises. Some never came back, although many of them continue to send their children to church even if they stay home.

A Little Different, But A Little The Same

Although the church has changed in its core makeup and type of activities that it offers, many of its practices have not changed at all. One could spend weeks if not months simply traveling back and forth to church everyday, somewhere, someplace if one followed all of the outlined and regimented services that they are "required" to attend. As a District Supt, within the organization that I am a part of, if I were to attend all of the services asked of me, and give all the offering that I am asked to give ever year, not only would I be physically worn out, but I would have no time to pastor a church, yet alone be a husband to my wife or a father to my children, and on top of that I would be broke nearly all year round.

I have seen people run up miles on cars, wear out clothes and become financially
unstable while doing everything they could do to keep up with the church and what the church required of them and vicariously what their "friends" wanted to see them do. I've seen some of the same individuals dutiful in all those areas that made them appear "well" to the church, shrink when trouble arose, because their activity only drained them and did not edify or build them up, yet alone prepare them for the time when trouble would come into their lives.

Back Up A Little...

Whether by force or by choice, some problems occur when people are simply too close to the church entity or organization. As stated, historically, especially within the Black community in America, the church was the center of both family and life. One could find an event at the church 7 days per week and all day on Sunday. Part of this was due to mobility. In many cases church was a long distance from the homes and many did not have adequate transportation such as cars, horses or wagons. one can yet hear stories of how our elders had to walk up to 5, 10 and 15 or more miles to a church and back home. Now, in many cases, we have transportation and are mobile. In some cases the church itself has some sort of transportation available for its members that makes the trip to church noting more than a few minute ride away. 

Although current studies have continued to show that church attendance, in many places, is down, I don't believe that the real problem is church attendance, per-se, but many times it is the consumption of the "drama" associated with the church gathering. The drama is what the modern church seems to turn on. There is always something going on, some "news" (ie: gossip) or some sort of story-line within the church, and it will consume you if you allow it to.

The church has individuals who obsess over what is going on or what could potentially happen within the context of the church. under normal circumstances some of the "news" or "gossip" of the church would matter to no one. However, many are taught this obsession and are made to feel as if they are less in tune spiritually if they either don't know the current gossip or don't care. 

Overcoming The "Story Line"

One antidote to the concerns of the "story line" or the "gossip" of the church is obtaining and practicing a meaningful hobby, personal interest, or service to the community outside of the church, undirected by the church and undeterred by church influence. My advice: If you don't have something that interests your spirit outside of the church, or if you don't have a hobby or personal interest that drives you, GET ONE! 

Whether you believe it or not, there are many more important things in life than who is preaching or singing a solo on Sunday...This is especially true when it is considered that one does not have to spend time, resources and energy on people who pick over your talent when there are so many who simply need and would enjoy a portion of your time and effort. For instance, if they (whoever they are) won't allow you to sing on Sunday, find a Nursing Home, where there are real people, many of whom would love to hear good singing and great songs and enjoy good company. If you are not good enough to be called up to preach to the congregation, remember that the real congregation does not attend church, many of them are yet in the streets and need to hear a word. If you are not good enough for your church's youth group, remember the local school would love to have you involved in assisting the students they receive daily. If you are a former athlete, you can always give back by coaching, tutoring or mentoring, and kids will love you for it. 

How does this start? It begins by finding time with your family setting first. Find the hobby or personal interest that all of you can enjoy or that your family does not mind supporting, and construct your efforts around it. Take it to the next level by finding the day and activity that fits your family unit. Sometimes that day may be on a day in which you have traditionally held service...Sorry Friday night service!!!! (but Please don't miss your Sundays!)

The Illusion Of Control...In Too Deep

As stated in Pt.1.of this series, in order to have strong relationships, a strong marriage and family unit, one can't allow the activities, ideas and normal expectations of the church and church members to consume you, your time, and attention. If you wake up in the morning wondering about the latest news of the church, then you need a hobby...If all you are thinking about is who will lead the song, get a chance to preach, who the pastor's "favorite" is, or who will be the next pastor, then you're in way too deep. I have known individuals who would sit up at night pondering and planning what they can't control in the church as if they could control it anyway.
In the 1993 movie Jurassic Park, Dr. John Hammond ( the late Richard Attenborough) claimed that "they" once had control of the dinosaurs longing to gain control of them again. While he was attempting to make his point, Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) responded, "You never had control, that's the illusion!"

The church, good, bad and otherwise, belongs to God and him alone. I have seen people spend harvest time, the time that should be spent ministering to the lost, seeking information so that they could be a part of manipulating a situation to their benefit or to the benefit of them within their group or association within the organizational church. I have seen people who think they are in control of others and in control of the situation in church, spend years to try to obtain or pursue place, time and attention within the congregation all to no avail.

Your time should only be filled with things that are truthful, that edify and things that fulfill even if they are challenging.

Don't reduce yourself to what appears to be "easy". "Easy" is not necessarily what should be pursued. An indicator that one is in too deep into the church "scene" is their lack of ability to embrace ideals that challenge them and their lack of depth in handling conflicts and problems. If you seek the validation of the church, more than the validation of your family, your family will be and become unstable. I am not talking about a person seeking restoration and strength, I am talking about one who has a lifestyle, mode or pattern of living, where the church community sees them more than their own family. There is nothing worse than seeing a spouse that does not know if he or she is loved or dealing with children that do not know that you are interested in them or the things in which they have interest. (We will speak much more on this in Pt. 4 of this series)

Building Families

Let's just ask some simple questions to see if you are on the right track...Do you know your spouses favorite color? How about favorite food or TV shows? How about what your spouse is interested in aside from church and the church building? Then what of the kids? Do you know what they like? What they aspire to do outside of education? How about their favorite color, clothing, musical artist? And why?

If you can answer or think you have figured out what's going on in the church, but yet cannot answer those things and things along those lines, then you are on the wrong track for family success, happiness and spiritual growth. Yes, that is right. You are NOT on the right track of spiritual growth. If it is that the bible has unified the husband and wife in the context of the family, then neither the husband, wife or family can suffer neglect and continue to grow spiritually. There has to be some unification, some submission to one another, some shared interests and building up of family values.  

Through intimacy, finding common ground and building on it is exactly what God wants of HIS followers and those of us within the context of family and community. Discovering common ground will only lend to a stronger and much more fulfilling and nurturing relationships within the family, church and community.

Something that appears to be a hobby or an "interest" to you, could very well be what the community was waiting for and what they need the most. Never get in the habit of living your life based on the vision of someone else unless that someone else is God!

Blessed!

Read more!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Help Publish Ministering Effectively


"This book tells the story like it is, takes no captives, and provides the very latest information essential to each believer's needs as they grow in their spiritual walk with the Lord. From those new in the faith to the most experienced believer, this book has something that every servant will want in their spiritual toolbox for this end times warfare" ~ Pastor Harvey Burnett on Ministering Effectively


Pastor Harvey Burnett invites all readers of the Dunamis Word to contribute towards the publication and release the his dynamic book "Ministering Effectively". 

"Ministering Effectively" is a ministry defining work designed to support and strengthen the believer as he or she lives out their daily service to the Lord. "Ministering Effectively" is a book aimed at strengthening the believer in his or her faith and challenging modern culture in spiritual and moral truths, revealing paths whereby servants of God can be built up in their faith and encouraged. 

Pouring nearly 30 years of service to the Lord into this work, Pastor Burnett outlines the importance of each and every individual in the Kingdom of Christ, and encourages every believer to come up to the high standard to which they have been called. 

Here is a small excerpt from Chapter 3 "Becoming The Servant Through Repentance & Understanding Human Suffering"
"In the Christian paradigm, objective truth exists, which directs us toward meaning, purpose and an ultimate reconciliation of all things including our suffering. In a materialistic paradigm, there is no purpose to suffering and certainly no reconciliation of anything. What is interesting is that evil, calamity and tribulations can bring individuals to the Cross. People are sometimes criticized as being “weak” for “running” to God or to the church in the time of trouble, however running towards ones help is actually a display of strength. It takes wisdom to seek help when help is necessary. If one is low of food, does it not make sense to go to the grocery store, or to a food pantry, soup kitchen or someplace where food will be served?. If ones car is low on gas, how about a gas station? If one needs a loan for a home, does not one go to a home lender? Is the realization that a home loan is needed a sign of weakness? Since God is able to alleviate pain, why not run to HIM?"
 Please click the "Go Fund Me...Publish Ministering Effectively" link below or the "Go Fund Me" link on the right side of the page to contribute towards the publication and release of this new book.
"Ministering Effectively" will be available in print (hard or soft-cover), online at Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com and many other online book sale outlets, and will be available in ebook and other formats conforming to modern digital delivery standards.

In addition, 15% of all royalties will be contributed to support the ministry and continued outreach of I Am My Brother's Keeper Christian Advocacy Council, a non-profit organization that serves victims of church related abuse and sexual abuse. In essence, not only will your contribution go toward the publication of the book, but with each sale that your support makes possible, will continue to uplift and build individuals in HIS Kingdom for generations to come!

Click the link and make a contribution that will have an eternal weight of glory and may the Lord bless you greatly!

Blessed!

Read more!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Speaking To Dr. Earl Carter

Isaiah 33:15-16 ~15-He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; 16-He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure

Reluctantly, I have had to interject into what appears to be a "spin war" of Dr. Earl Carter against COGIC Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake. The reason that I must speak is because in one of Dr. Carter's latest videos, he invokes my name at about the 14:40 mark (unless he edits the video as he has done and continues to do in some cases after release). One can hear him issue some statements referencing my name. 


Plainly, some of his statements regarding what I have said are misstatements. Some are mis-attributions of statements that I have allegedly made regarding both homosexuality and sexual abuse in COGIC. Some of Carter's statements in that video, attributed to me, were patently false attributions. This means, that I DID NOT say what Carter leads one to believe that I said regarding COGIC or our current condition. 

For this cause, I have taken the time to point out those misstatements in the comments section of his youtube video. I will recapture the statement in full here just in case my commentary gets deleted. 

I spoke as follows:
This is Pastor Burnett 
About 14:40 in this video carter mentions my name and attributes something to me that I wrote in PART. He then adds on a whole bunch of stuff that I didn't say such as my "confirming" that I said that homosexuality and child molestation is in COGIC and that I was speaking of a $100,000,000 lawsuit and that the "lady" and her son was doing what I said they would do years ago....I have been a vanguard for years for victims advocacy in this church, but that is as much as I have done and will continue to do. I never said anything about a "lady and her son" and or wrote about a one hundred million dollar lawsuit, or mentioned a prophecy that I spoke because god has given me NONE.... 
Dr. Carter, you need to be more responsible with information. I can attest that your's regarding my input into that issue is erroneous. 
Pt. 2:
One more thing. Although I would agree that our church needs a renewed spiritual awakening in many areas, similar to other organizations etc, I am in total disagreement with your resolve in character destruction. On my blog I have referenced COGIC over 78 times, Bishop Charles Blake over 34 times, Homosexuality over 68 times and clergy sexual misconduct and abuse over 90 times. I have placed some tough questions and made some pointed statements directly to our leaders, but I draw the line at character abasement. That is ungodly and I do not believe that destroying a person's character is a way to build anything. We can be hard hitting, truthful and even earth shattering without destroying the person. I led the charge against Bishop Charles Brown who allegedly molested his nieces and others. I have interviews that in my opinion are award winning on the issue. However, I did not destroy the man's character as it speaks for itself. Tell what you think he is doing wrong as far as administration is concerned. That is fair. Tell us the shortcomings and missteps. That too is fair. However, I am against denigrating his person and as I have heard your proof, it is only tabloid worthy. I have heard nothing compelling. 
I do not wish to be an antagonist, but PLEASE do not use my name unless your retelling is accurate and in context. 
Thank you.Supt.  Harvey Burnett The Dunamis Word
Pt. 3 
This link: 
https://bethelburnett.blogspot.com/search?q=church+of+god+in+christ will take you to nearly every story I have done on COGIC on my blog. In these articles I reference Bishop Blake and his missteps and mistakes especially aligning our church with the UDHR. I am no novice in this. This link: http://bethelburnett.blogspot.com/2012/09/fear-to-victory-overcoming-cogic-clergy.html 
Takes you to what I did on the Charles Brown issue, even calling for an investigation after the court threw the issue out because of the statue of limitations. One can speak truth without denigrating a person or becoming the ungodly ugly that we speak against. I hope that can be seen in my work. Dr. Carter, you have a good cause, and that cause is reform of our church. However you methods and methodology is flawed and should cease. I was in STL a couple of years ago with a camera as well. I was not escorted off, but I did not call our leaders gay either, especially at the event. If you know this man is gay, then work on leadership reform, not speculative and sensational approaches to spiritual decorum. The Seven Son's of Sceva saw the problem, recognized it and threw themselves into it. They were powerless and came out bleeding, naked, and embarrassed. DO NOT be one of them. Your skills and talents can be used, but not like this.
Thank you
Supt. Harvey Burnett
The Dunamis Word
My Admonition To Carter & All Who Want COGIC & Blake Destruction

For those inquiring minds that want to know...I do not and will not call the character of Bishop Charles E. Blake into question based on Earl Carter's speculation or the speculation of any other. I happen to know how speculation works and how internet sensationalism works as well. My reader count always increases exponentially when I address character of individuals on this blog, which I have done in times past and will continue to do WHEN I have non-speculative facts as proof for my statements. 

Although I will continue to speak to church issues that are of importance to the body of Christ, I will continue to advocate for victims advocacy and a complete overhaul of how our church functions in this area, I refuse engage in Carter's malicious fight against the person and character of Bishop Blake, nor be a part of that fight. I have never agreed with Magic Johnson's stance on homosexual inclusion, but he is only a member of West Angeles of which Magic is only ONE member of the over 25,000 that are on the roll. So I reject the argument that Bishop Blake has been "bought" by Magic Johnson, and do not see any evidence of that. As for the late Peter Gomes, I have always contended that Bishop Blake should have researched Gomes and not allowed him to come to West Angeles, however I reject the current speculation that there was an inappropriate and sexual relationship between Gomes and Blake at any time. I have held our Bishop to task on the UDHR and clearly his advisers failed him and our church on that issue, however, to suggest that there is a "gay acceptance conspiracy" at the top levels of the church is over the top.  

I support Bishop Blake as he stands against Carter's accusations, and as he leads this church, until as such time as I am compelled to do otherwise by evidence. I am not compelled to follow what has been "reported" or in our times, "GOSSIPED" by people or individuals within or outside of our church against the leaders of our church. 

While I know some have sinned which is very serious and cannot be overlooked, and know that we all have faults...myself at the top of the list...I do not believe that either COGIC or their leaders are an "evil syndicate" as Carter suggests. 

I and others have said some poignant things at times regarding the operation and function within our church. Various individuals have let me know that I and we have been heard and taken seriously. I have spoken to Bishop Blake and some of his assistants personally regarding many issues and he has listened and acknowledged as much. At times I have even said that I refuse to leave the church and if they (COGIC) want me out, they would have to put me out. 

To date no one has attempted to put me out of this church and my money, when I have agreed to pay such, has not been rejected or sent back.  

As stated, I am in full agreement that we need reform within our church. I am confident that other reformations, both Pentecostal and non-Pentecostal need the same as well. However, denigrating the character of Bishop Blake and the character of the leadership council is NOT the path to accomplish the goal in my opinion. 

I am sure that I will be looked upon and criticized by those who hate COGIC as they always do, and those in COGIC who feel that their needs have not been met. That is OK. We should lead with responsibility, reverently, and cautiously. As for me and The Dunamis Word, we will continue to call out sin and error where it is and where we find it and seek to hold individuals accountable for actions that are disruptive to the body of Christ, even if their name is Carter. 

Blessed! 

Read more!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Restoration Of Marriage & Right Relationships Pt. 1 ~ Family First


Gen. 1:28~ And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

In my new book "Ministering Effectively" (soon at a book store or available online near you) I was led of the Lord to dedicate an entire chapter to the believer's relationship to family and family values. I believe that faithful observance of duties pertaining to the family is the foundation of a powerful and successful life and effective service to the Lord. Many individuals speak about family, but many less make family and duties to family a priority, know how to serve family, or define the needs of family.


Within the context of church and church service and just plain old living, there is always a reason to leave family or to relegate family to a second class status in the pecking order of daily activities. Secular work takes individuals away from their families in the name of producing an income to survive. Certainly we are commanded by God to work to sustain our household, and this is a valid and unavoidable result in many cases, however even in that, I believe that we must approach service to our families and community in a balanced manner. Not only naturally or monetarily, but also physically and emotionally. In other words, life can't be all work and or ministry and no or very little family physical and emotional connection. The proportion of the ingredients placed within the family setting and environment determine the outcome regardless of the material or monetary ability.

To expand upon this, on Facebook I placed my 5 top suggestions and encouragements on what it takes to make and keep a strong family for those engaged in public ministry. Although I am certainly no expert by any definition of the word on family relationships, there are some things that I have learned over the last 31 years of marriage and experienced as I have sought to strengthen families entrusted to my pastoral guidance that I believe may benefit those in similar situations. 

I hope that this mini-series helps in whatever family setting and situation that you are in and hopefully the contents of these posts can be the basis or foundation for ongoing conversation and discovery of the boundaries of your marriage. Finally, I hope that you will be built up in your faith as you discover the strength found within the bond and unity of a strong, godly and Christ centered marriage and family unit

Here we go:  

1- REMEMBER THAT FAMILY IS MINISTRY. ALWAYS KEEP FAMILY FIRST.
Needless to say, marriage and the family is under attack. With the expansion of the definition of marriage to include homosexual relationships, it is certain that the institution of marriage itself will continue to face redefinition from the secular or worldly point of view. Although marriage is not the only institution by which family is defined in modern times, marriage is yet at the pinnacle of the definition of family, and issues and values that flow from the family effect all of society.   

As Christians we should be aware that marriage and family are the first institutions of God. As such, it is revealing that no matter if one is a pastor, or a doorkeeper within the context of the church, family IS ministry. That's right, nobody in the church, and no situation that you encounter rises above the needs of family because family IS ministry. It is not, serve family then do ministry; it IS serve family and all other things is an extension of that. hypothetically speaking, neither "Sister LuLu" nor "Brother Joe" comes before Wife or Husband, and neither "Sister LuLu's" or "Brother Joe's" children, no matter how fatherless they may be (if that is the case), come before your own children.

Isn't It Ungodly To Place My Family FIRST? 

Too often, people in the church attempt to make care for their children a litmus test for the level of love of the leader or other individuals in the church. This is manipulation and I will explain why. First, individuals within the context of the church have no right to ask either your spouse or your children to suffer in effort for you to prove your "love" for them or other members. This sort of demand is indecent, out of order and is contrary to the biblical command for one to "provide" (Gk: pronoeo ~ to apply forethought in looking out for a person's best interest) for their household.(1 Tim. 5:8)  No matter how large or small the church, the lion-share of your time, effort and attention should be on, for, and given to your family. 

One popular minister boasted that his itinerary took him from multiple churches throughout the week and multiple states throughout the course of a month. At the height of his ministry, he was so enamored with "proving his love" for the people that he would minister in 3 states every Sunday and multiple services transported by a private jet. This particular minister went on to lose his family and his ministry due to infidelity and unfaithfulness within his marriage to the point of fathering a child by a youth associated with the church. 

Was My Marital Failure God's Fault?

What can we say? Some blame God for making the call and solidifying it with apparent success of material wealth. In his book "The Remnant, Restoring The Call To Personal Integrity" [Charisma House 2008] author, Larry Stockstill, poses that nearly 20% of the nations over 388,000 churches have leaders who are living a "double life" (Preface pg. 13). That comes out to over 75,000 spiritual leaders who are in trouble as we speak. I would venture to say that most of them consider that God is somehow at fault because their circumstances are at times overwhelming and they can't disappoint those under their leadership or ministry by failing to be there for them. At some point many of these same individuals believe that it is allowable for them to stop and "pick the roses" and serve themselves even in light of the fact that God has commanded them to and protect tend to the garden.    

God is not to blame when there is a character flaw of deficiency. Many times issues arise when we fail or refuse to honor, cherish, and value what God honors. The fact is that if a person truly wants a successful marriage and healthy and blessed family, some trips cannot be taken. Some visits to certain member's, friends or associates homes cannot be made and some events MUST be missed if family is to be served and honored as God has required. 

I don't know how many married people I have counseled over the years that feel that their spouse is the reason for the "hindrance" of their ministry, work, or service. I have spoken to some pastors who felt like their wife was the cause or reason that their ministry could not expand of grow. Some feel that if their children were only "better" or "better acting" that their personal plight would be much better and that they would have more success in ministry. These are highly selfish and in many cases blatantly inaccurate attitudes and sympathies. In fact, if a spouse is deficient, it is up to the other spouse to help relieve the deficiency. Kids are to be trained and reared by their parents, so if they are ungodly, let's examine how much time that the parents have placed in to their success. 

A Right Perspective:  

God records the following about the help given that was meet for Adam:

Gen. 2:18 ~ And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
After creating his wife Adam was not only happy about her and her design, but he was ready to leave all and establish a life with her:
Gen 2: 23-25 ~ 23-And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24- Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 25-And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Further, God said this about our children:
Ps. 127:3 ~ Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.
The help that was "meet" for Adam according to God was not a church, a group of people, a stage or even a paycheck. The help that was "meet" or "fit" for Adam was his wife. Similarly, Psalms 127, though only 5 verses, is full of praise towards the family, children in particularly, and the blessings they bring to one's future, one's home and one's community.

Conclusion:

Looking back to the beginning and to God's intent provides us a glimpse into God's heart and character. Examining what he intended for the family is a priority if we want to get the greatest and best success from our marriages and families in the fear and admonition of the Lord.

In the book of Joshua, God charged the people:
Joshua 1:8 ~ This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
"Good success" is not the acquisition of land, houses, property or simply material possessions. Good success is being able to maintain integrity, character and godly priorities along the way. The "good success" of God was to be able to freely worship and serve God by honoring and obeying his commands so that our joy would be full.  

Make first things first in life and ministry and God will honor that. Anything to the contrary is not honorable and will not be honored nor favored by God!

Blessed!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Part 2 is coming up just prior to New Years Day. 

Read more!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

SirWalter Jones Right Message For The Right Time

Elder Walter Jones, a friend from the Chicago, IL. area, recently spoke out again on the situation that developed between Dr. Earl Carter and what now appears to be not only Presiding Bishop Blake of the Church Of God In Christ, but the church itself. I believe this video says all that I could say on the subject and then some and as such should be studied. 

For the record, I disagree totally with What Dr. Carter is currently doing and saying and would hope that he would stop and simply walk away from the argument. Although, I have certainly pointed out ways in which our church can be better and even taken some of the moves of Bishop Blake to task, I draw the line at character abasement and personal innuendo and, as I have told him personally, lend my voice to support our Presiding Bishop and our church. 

Well, let Elder Jones do the talking. I believe he has something to say:


Read more!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

PROTECT Our Children. KUDOS Supt. Cortines

“This is a rare threat. We get threats all the time,”...“I think the circumstances in neighboring San Bernardino, I think what has happened in the nation, I think what happened internationally — I, as superintendent, am not going to take the chance with the life of a student.” 
~ Supt. Ramon Cortines LAUSD

Tuesday Dec. 15th, 2015, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) which serves over 655,000 children, at over 900 campuses and 187 public charter schools in Los Angeles was closed due to multiple terror threats.

Emails, from a currently unknown source, sent to Board members and other high ranking officials within the school district, indicated that bombs, guns, rifles, and even nerve gas agents would be used to rain terror on students at undisclosed locations all over the city. Upon evaluation of the threats, school officials quickly invoked the help of local police and subsequently all branches of law enforcement including several federal law enforcement agencies to bring serious action to addressing the threats and protecting children. LAUSD School Supt. Ramon Cortines made what I consider to be a brave, and bold decision to make sure that both students and employees would be protected opting to close all school campuses and conduct detailed searches of school property to make sure that all was clear. 

Criticism

Of course, the Supt.'s actions have drawn much criticism from individuals contending that the rush to close schools was too hasty and that the seriousness of the letter could have been better evaluated in light of the fact that the emails are suspected to be some sort of hoax aimed at disrupting the normal flow of life. 

I simply say to the critics, what IF the email was not a hoax and what if ONE child, teacher, or district employee was killed as a result of not acting or taking precautions against the threat? It would seem that some people would rather "look" normal and unaffected by terrorism and terrorists and live in a world of fantasy and make-believe. The only thing is, that most, if not all of the critics, don't have a single child in the school district and only play "arm chair quarterback" from a distance. 

Can this Supt. be criticized for looking at the situation, assessing the climate of current events, and reconciling that the children and adults that care for our kids would be better off missing a day of education until the treat can be fully assessed? 

I say KUDOS to Supt. Cortines! Job WELL DONE in protecting the kids and adults of the LAUSD!

What Do I Know? 

Among things that I have done for a living is identify myself as one of those certified and licensed School Resource Officers (SRO) that are essential to the daily function of most urban and inner city schools and school districts. 

In that capacity of serving our community and children, I was able to observe what we are dealing with up close when it comes to threats, behavioral issues and the safety of all individuals who enter our schools daily. On one occasion I witnessed children attempting to purchase certain chemicals from the science lab of a particular school, with a stated intent of making a bomb...Yes, you read it right. Students, in school, looking to secure chemicals to make a bomb, and openly telling the teachers what they want the chemical for. 

In that particular case, although the students were handled and addressed by city and possibly even state law enforcement officials with higher authority and jurisdiction, there was no effort to close the school, abbreviate the day, or do anything out of the normal. 

In that situation, I wondered, what if there is more to this than meets the eye? What if the extent of their inquiry is more advanced than initially believed? Wouldn't we all be at risk?

In this scenario, and many others, the appearance of "normalcy" was the priority. However, what would have happened if someone was damaged in some way while at school as a result of these young people's apparently devious desires? 

Are we, as a society, willing to trade what appears to be "normal" for our very own safety and security? If so, why and how can we call that a humane outlook or approach to life? I mean, if you place yourself in harms way to help others, that is one thing, that is even noble in any case of which I am aware, but to place me in harms way without notification of your intent to do so and against my knowledge of the seriousness of the situation is borderline sociopathic.  

Final Word


The director of the FBI currently says that the United States is under the greatest terror threat since 9/11. In the most recent CNN Republican Presidential debate Senator Rand Paul said that he believes that we defeat terrorism and terrorists by "showing them that we do not fear them". For him the display of no fear seemed to mean that we should not live or conduct ourselves differently even in light of current threats. 


Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump suggests that we stop everything involving immigration of individuals who identify themselves as Muslim, from hostile countries, until such time as we can guarantee the safety and security of Americans within our boarders and weed out all those that intend to do us harm. 

While there is no easy political solution, one thing is sure...no one has a right to jeopardize the life of another for political reasons or political correctness. We are not living in a normal time and we cannot do things as we normally have done in time past expecting either different results or an increase in our safety and security. 

The Supt. made a decision that could have saved countless families and fellow Americans severe grief and heartache. If there is an error to make, let it be made on the side of security, safety and precaution for all. 

Blessed!      

Read more!

A Necessary Being...The Explanation Of The Universe



Read more!

Leibniz & Contingency...Absolutely FANTASTIC If The Goal Is TRUTH!

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (7/1/1646 ~ 11/14/1716) known as the last "universal genius", made deep and important contributions to the fields of metaphysics, epistemology, logic, philosophy of religion, as well as mathematics, physics, geology, jurisprudence, and history. This man was no lightweight and his most feared atheist debaters recognized it nearly without exclusion. What can we learn from him now? Take a listen:


Read more!

Monday, December 7, 2015

"Pattern Of Practice" Federal Investigation Of Chicago Police Dept. Announced

"Building trust between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve is one of my highest priorities as Attorney General,"US Attorney General Loretta Lynch

Early Monday Dec. 7th, 2015 the head of the United States Dept. Of Justice, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, announced a "Pattern of Practice" Federal investigation into the Chicago Police Department on the heels of the ongoing federal investigation into the Laquan McDonald murder in which a Chicago Police Officer, Jason Van Dyke, the only one of eight officers on the scene gunned down the knife brandishing, 17 year old youth, shooting him 16 times.

In this case, the problem stems from not only a murder of a citizen by what appears to be use of excessive force by an officer, but also what could be deemed as obstruction of justice by officers at the scene who delivered reports (released Friday 12/4 evening) that are apparently in conflict with video and other evidence uncovered regarding the incident which took place on October 20th, 2014.

Add caption
Following the table of events, it seems that all persons charged with protecting citizens and holding both the officers and the system accountable, including former Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Cook County States Attorney Anita Alvarez, (who said that it often takes over a year for investigations such as this to complete) have failed in their duties to provide any substantive action and support to the citizens they are charged to serve.

It seems that none of this would have come to light if it had not been for a court order to make the video of the incident public and Chicago protetestors taking peaceful and effective demonstration to the next level by demonstrating and marching prior to, during and after Black Friday 2015. Some have speculated that the demonstrations themselves had an over $2 billion negative impact on Chicago brick and mortar retail business operations in the heart of the City's Michigan Ave. businesses over the post Thanksgiving holiday.

Notably, prior to a suit being filed, the City Of Chicago settled with the family of Laquan McDonald for $5 Million which gives fuel to the argument that all that anyone wanted was for this to go away without additional discovery.

How does the CPD treat citizens of various ethnic and racial makeup? Is their a systemic problem in the way that the Department handles its minority citizens? Will Mayor Rahm Emanuel finally step down? One thing is for sure, the federal investigation into department operations will tell the story that many may not have ever wanted to be told.

Blessed! 

Read more!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

"A 2.5 Hour Waste Of Time?"

Ministry is something that can't be turned on and off like a light. It's either in you or it is not. You are either called by God or you are called by your own selfish motivations. You either care for the Lord and HIS people or you don't. Most that are truly called by God don't display the calling by "lording" over the people and "pretending" to care. This fiasco of an endorsement/non-endorsement, press conference/not a press conference, pieced together by "pimpoliscious" was just too much for anyone to take seriously. First he tries to trick pastors into an endorsement of Republican front runner and Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, and then tries to make us believe that it was a "historic" event, well attended and displayed the ultimate "respect for women", in his attempt to embarrass and talk down Bishop Corletta J. Vaughn on CNN with Don Lemon.

I think this kinda tells us all we need to know about pimpoliscious and why Trump, if he wants to win, should do away with anything that has to do with Darrell Scott. Then again, with all of Trump's latest rhetoric and insults, maybe we should leave it right there....

Black Pastors Share Their Views On Meeting With Donald Trump, ...
Black Pastors Share Their Views On Meeting With Donald Trump, What Was Discussed And If Issues Important To The African American Community Were Addressed
Posted by Roland Martin on Wednesday, December 2, 2015


Read more!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Pimpoliscious Strikes Again...Endorsement Or LUST For Relevance?

I am truly sorry. I have been so busy that this one almost got by me. It it hadn't been for the multiple inquiries that I have received, it would have slipped because these evil conspirators are so beyond belief it is pitiful...
What does Darrell "Pimpoliscious" ScottBishop "hide the drug money" Bloomer, and Donald "rough 'em up and build walls" Trump have in common?

 A serious LUST for wealth, fame, and popularity!

No, this has NOTHING to do with conservatism. This has nothing to do with the restoration of conservative values. This has nothing to do with the building up of the Black community. This has NOTHING to do with the help of the Black church, which will be "never forgotten" under a Trump Presidency. (YEA RIGHT!)

This has to do with MONEY plain and simple. Here we have real estate moguls (Trump & Scott) working together (Scott probably hoping for Trump's next real estate development deal in Ohio) with willing (can't say nothing nice say nothing at all) "persons" or better yet, FALSE PROPHETS like Bloomer to confuse, confound and DECEIVE the masses...

Leave It Up To The Confused To Not Know If They Are Endorsing Someone Or Not

I am certainly not aligned with the Democratic party or any platform that purposefully excludes God. However, I am not a bit deceived by empty rhetoric, insults and just plain old stupidity either. I wish Trump well with his "Black agenda", but when folk like these line up with him and endorse him as a "candidate", believe me, his chances of success have exponentially decreased. Look at the show and window dressing:

Is Bishop Bloomer Endorsing Donald Trump?
Bishop George Bloomer released a press release "Regarding Misinformation About MyAlleged Support of Donald Trump." If this video doesn't show him endorsing Trump, who he says has been "tried in the fire," etc. please help me understand what he's doing.
Posted by Bishop Talbert Swan on Sunday, November 29, 2015

Blessed! 

Read more!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Dunamis Word...Over 1 Million Readers & Growing!

Thanks to YOU...the readers of the Dunamis Word, we have exceeded 1 million views...Well, we are certainly not the most widely read on the net, but we hope that you find our perspectives godly, spiritual and balanced as it pertains to issues that effect most of us...

Although my writing has slowed because I have been working on some very serious issues within the community, and preparing a little something special for YOU...I'm coming back to address some things shortly....So get ready because the heresy, false messages, political delusions, ungodly agendas and plain old hatred hasn't slowed down one bit!


From me and my wonderful wife of 30 years, and the members of New Bethel & Bethel Epiphany COGIC and all the various ministries associated with New Bethel Ministries, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Blessed!

Read more!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Dr. Earl Carter...Still Speaking

Dr. Carter is not leaving this alone...and I am GLAD! But not for the reasons you may think...



Here is Pt. 2
Blessed!

Read more!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Hip-Hop, Idolatry & The Church Pt. 25 ~ Waka Flocka FIRE

"...people out here marketing the wrong things man. Sometimes I kinda contradicted myself, because when I was younger, I was on something different. But when you start seeing reality and then the truth man, you can't run from it man. It's in your face everyday. It's crazy..." ~ Waka Flocka Flame radio interview with "The Breakfast Club"
Thanks to my son, H Jeauvon Burnett III for bringing this subject to my attention...

It seems that there are some withing the hip-hop community that are not deceived over the current marketing and placement of the homosexual agenda and they are sick of it. One such artist is rapper Waka Flocka Flame (Jaquin James Malphurs age 29) currently hailing from Atlanta, GA. 
"y'u-know what the world is today man? Women are afraid to be a wife, and young males are afraid to be a man. It's not cool man, y'u-know they don't market that"..."they marketing evil" ~ Waka Flocka Flame radio interview with "The Breakfast Club"
It seems that Waka Flocka is not even close to being deceived about, 1-the nature or God, meaning that he does not buy into the current worldly understanding that God is deceptive in his creation, especially as it pertains to the sexuality of men and mankind and 2- the marketing and recasting of the homosexual agenda, to make things appear that homosexuality is or should be either normal is tantamount to evil.
"you are who you are when God made you, not who you become"..."you rebuking God man"Waka Flocka Flame radio interview with "The Breakfast Club"
The Dunamis Word MUST join this Hip-Hop adherent in saying KUDOS and THANK YOU for understanding and articulating what many in the church and many in church leadership don't understand and if they do, refuse to articulate for fear of unpopularity and social upheaval.  

Although the interview goes into other issues such as politics, finance and Waka's relationship both in marriage and with his business partners, this young man's position on the homosexual agenda, transgenderism and the message that is currently being sent to young people within society is very clear. He ain't down with the DECEPTION!

At the end of the day, I am curious to see how the world responds to this young man and I pray that he maintains the truth that has been revealed to him on this issue and continues to seek greater truth within Christ Jesus to avoid the "seven sons of Sceva syndrome" (Acts 19) which has silenced a many individuals who seek to help the community but that do not have the power necessary to do so...This is certainly one minister that will be praying.

Blessed! 

Read more!