Saturday, July 30, 2011

The ACLC Redefining "Love" To Suit The New Apostasy

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Ecumenism has long been a part of the landscape among Christian churches and non-christian organizations. This is an effort to rally around certain issues that will ultimately be beneficial to the community in which these ministries are a part of.

Ecumenism can be good. It is good to work together on projects that effect the well-being of the community and individuals living within the community and the world. However, ecumenism at its heart is the effort to rally around truth. The problem is that it can go terribly wrong when non-biblical and even anti-Christ sentiments are introduced, mixed and combined with Christian dogmas and thoughts under the guise of "love, compassion" "tolerance" and "understanding". Thus the trap of ecumenism is revealed. Tolerance is extolled at the expense of truth.  Gospel truth is always minimized as simply being "another path" to reach the overall objective of the so called movement. Terms are redefined to fit the need of a fruitful understanding to all individuals. Therefore, many ecumenical gatherings quickly dissolve into cultic styled movements, with no true underlying objective truth along with an overt emphasis placed on humanistic definitions of love and acceptance. Soon, those that don't agree are hailed as being intolerant or unloving. The need to compromise truth was never so clear than at the recent gathering of the Midwest ACLC (American Clergy Leadership Conference) 2011 Prayer Breakfast in Chicago, IL. on May 17th, when Minister Louis Farrakhan was called upon to address the group as he does on an almost annual basis. (2010 and 2008)

Before we get into some of the more controversial encouragements of Minister Farrakhan (which I have decided to table until Pt. 2 of this article is presented ~ stay tuned it was truly amazing!), I want to briefly take a look at the purpose of the ACLC, and most specifically examine some of the foundational teachings and beliefs of it's chief founder. From what I can see, those two things will allow us to see the real intent of the ACLC and the resultant damage that we can expect from it.
(With the exception of Alderman Cochran)
Midwest ACLC Leadership
Including Adm. Asst. T.L. Barret of Il. 3rd Jurisdiction COGIC
What Does The ACLC Believe?

It is claimed by their leadership that the goal of the ACLC is to center itself around and encourage the healthy


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Friday, July 29, 2011

Todd Bentley ~ "Wild Fire"

Leviticus 10:1-2 ~ "1-And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. 2-And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD."

What Is This?


Critic, please don't get it twisted. This IS NOT Pentecostalism.  Its certainly not holiness unto the Lord either.

Blessed!

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Let's Talk "Theodicy"...Is God Yet Good With All This Suffering?

For thousands of years this has been a watershed question of religious and Christian experience. Can evil be reconciled with a God that is good or any God at all that cares about those whom he has created? In many debates best selling author and atheist, Christopher Hitchens, exposed what he felt was the greatest proof against the existence of God by building upon what is called the "Epicurean Paradox" or the problem of evil and suffering in the present world. It was stated by Epicurus like this:
"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" ~ Epicurus
Here is how an inductive version of it could be set forth:
  • An omnipotent and benevolent God would not allow evil to exist in the world.
  • Evil exists in the world
  • Therefore God does not exist.
Now there are many problems with the argument as often set forth by atheists and nonbelievers. So it has been modified over the years in effort to make it as intellectually fulfilling as it appears to be on the surface. A modification would go generally like this:
  • The Christian proposes that God is both omniscient and  maximally good
  • An omniscient and maximally good God would eradicate evil
  • Evil exists
  • Therefore, God does not exist
At either rate the object is to draw a sharp contrast between what Christians teach as the good and loving nature of God, to the existence of evil and suffering in the world.


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Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Imposition Of Homosexual Marital Morality & COGIC Silence

Psalms 11:3 ~ "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do"
 Senator Dianne Feinstein
"Family law has traditionally been the preserve of state law. The single exception is the Defense of Marriage Act, (DOMA)""This is not a cause which we are going to drop. We are not faint hearts about this." ~ Senator Dianne Feinstein
Saying that "it's time to right a wrong" and that "This bill will ensure that all married couples in the United States enjoy equal protection of our laws." While the country is distracted by being on the brink of financial ruin, Senator Dianne Feinstein has spearheaded a congressional effort to repeal The Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) by introducing a bill designed to scrap it and the concept that it is constitutional to believe that marriage is solely and exclusively between one man and one woman all together.

Marriage, the first institution of God, has consistently been under attack. Inward pressure causes marriages of  all ethics, Christian and non Christian, to end in divorce at a rate of 50%. The current economy places additional and sincere stresses on the marital relationship in general creating financial rifts which is the number one cause of all divorce.

With all of that said, the external pressure against "traditional" marriage, marriage between one man and one woman, has seemingly never been greater. Gay marriage is being promoted as a human right by world councils, at least 6 states within the United States,   New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, and New Hampshire and The District Of Columbia have made gay marriage the law, and in other states, such as Illinois, civil unions are now legal and the law of the land. On the other hand, at the time of this writing, 29 states have constitutional bans on gay marriage and 12 states have laws against it.


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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mary, Mary, Forgiveness & Restoration

Essence Online presented a statement regarding forgiveness from the Sunday Best judges, none other than the dynamic gospel music duo Mary Mary (Erica & Tina Campbell). Here is what they said:

"Forgiven Me" is my theme song. It really is! I’m harder on myself than I could ever be on others and I need a lot of forgiveness – so I’ve got to constantly remember that when I confess, God forgives. If I’ve hurt someone, broken someone’s heart, made a bad decision, failed to keep a promise -- I’m always sick about it. I can beat myself up for a long time over a mistake I’ve made, so I have to keep preaching to myself, “Tina, God forgave that one. Let it go.”
Of course, whatever I can “naturally” remedy, I do; apologizing, confessing to the person I’ve wounded, but there’s a part of the forgiveness equation that only God can do. And I’m so thankful that He’s faithful to forgive me, when I come up short. God says we’re to forgive others “seventy times seven” in the same generous, not-keeping-score kind of way. But too many times we say we believe God forgave us, and then we refuse to forgive ourselves! Do you see how wrong that is? Listen, if God can forgive me, then I must forgive myself. I can’t keep dragging up the past. If I truly believe the Word of God, which says, “There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus," then you are cool.

You know what eventually happens when we hold and rehearse past sins and mistakes? We convince ourselves that we deserve to live a miserable life -- that no one’s going to love us, that nothing’s going to go our way, and that God will never bless us again. You see what’s wrong with that kind of attitude, don’t you? It completely counts out God’s grace! Sure, it’s good to claim your mistake. Own it. Say, “Yes, I did that. I committed the crime. I told the lie. I hurt innocent people. I hurt myself.” Then, do what Jesus told the woman caught in adultery to do -- the one caught in broad daylight and dragged out onto the street to be stoned for her sin. Go and sin no more. And then agree with God and forgive yourself.


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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Credit Default, Idolatry & Obsession

What's On The Dollar?

What do you see on this one dollar bill? The number 13 and groups of 13 dominates it. Triangles and inverted pyramids are prevalent. The all seeing eye (aka: The Eye Of Horus or the Eye Of The Phoenix) of the Illuminati stands between the Latin words "Annuit" and "Coeptis" which means "Announcing Our Enterprise". That eye also sits above another Latin phrase "Novus Ordo Seclorum" which literally translates as "New Order World" or what we would understand to be "New World Order", right above the words "The Great Seal" Many theorists believe that this is a call to life without God or life where there is no need for God, especially the God of the bible. 


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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Eschatology & Anti-Christ Speculations Pt. 1

One of the things that false prophet Harold Camping did was brought to light the underworld of biblical positions regarding Christian eschatology. Some have taken advantage of the climate presenting highly questionable and particularly strained eschatological positions as if they were "revelatory" in nature. In other words some folk are preaching bad eschatology as if God has suddenly revealed something new or something unheard of within Christianity. The other problem is just simply bad doctrine and a misapplication of fact.
  
Wikipedia maintains that the word eschatology comes from the Greek word meaning "last" and "study": ἔσχατος, last; and λογία, lit. discourse and  is the study of the end of things, whether the end of an individual life, the end of the age, or the end of the present world and beginning of the World to Come, from a Christian perspective.

Understanding Christian eschatology is a complicated subject and one that revolves around what is called the apocalyptic literature of Daniel, Zechariah, Revelation to name a few books, and many of the apocalyptic sayings of Jesus contained within the gospels.


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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Pornography & Freedom ~ "Love Comes With Correction"

Don't Forget These New Radio Casts: 
Sexual Addiction & Freedom Pt. 1   
Sexual Addiction & Freedom Pt. 2 


Pastor Justin Cox of Passion4ChristMovement conducted an interview with former porn video performer Danielle Williams in which Ms. Williams explained how the Lord delivered her through the personal devastation of being an unwanted child, sexual abuse at age 8, rape at age 12, a miscarriage at age 13, prostitution and stripping by age 16, stardom in over 50 porn movies by the age of 18 and a struggle for her very life by the age of 19.

Watch as Ms. Williams exposes the pornography industry for not only it's rank deception, but for it's physical abuse of both men and women and its abundant medical dangers that lurk just beneath the surface. In response to popular speculations, with no punches pulled, Ms. Williams boldly describes why Christians should not ever support the pornography industry in any manner either through the purchase or rental of videos or by accessing content over the internet.  

Ms. Williams further describes how her faithful attendance to one of the largest churches on the west coast even during the time that she was engaging in prostitution, stripping and pornography, was ineffective in delivering conviction of heart, due to the ministry's "motivational" message and failure to define sin and preach that hell was a reality in exchange for ungodly behavior. Ms. Williams summed up the Love of God and how she was able to be free by stating that "Love comes with correction".  Ms. Williams can be found on Facebook, as she demonstrates the power of God in her deliverance by preaching the gospel and telling her testimony to all them that will hear.  



My Life in the Porn Industry from p4cm on Vimeo.


Update: 11/18/2011 ~ Former porn actress known as Jazmine Cashmere has also committed her life to Christ and left the industry behind. Here is part of a recent correspondence to my office after our inquiry:
"...I can ensure you that my departure from the adult industry is a permanent one. God has blessed me so much in these past few years that I enjoy nothing more than praising Him. I thank Him for keeping a covering over me even while I was absent from Him and would never shame Him or my family by moving backwards. My family and I are doing well and I have been doing my best to show my children that their mother is more than my past. Over the past year I have chose to delete my Facebook page. I enjoy the encouragement but needed to filter from all of the noise to hear God's voice rather than what others had suggested for my future endeavors. God is still working on me but I am humbly submitted to whatever He shall have me take on. I guess we will all need to stay posted for that. As for the adult industry I do pray for it and the people caught in it often. I lost a lot of "friends" when I left it behind. However, those same people have never left my heart. I do understand the game, I was once lost in it."
What we can say is THANK GOD for new additions to the Christian family and Kingdom of Christ! 


If You Struggle With Sexual Addiction:


Many Christians struggle with addiction to pornography for one reason or another. Sister Williams also introduced the fact that some get into this industry because of addictions to material wealth and the trick of the enemy. There are no boundaries and it is not a "fair game" when it comes to sexual struggle and addictions. Things like this used to be perceived as a struggle for men only, but in fact, current reports indicate that women are among the fastest growing group dealing with this and other sexual strongholds.

Whether male or female, whether one is considering becoming a performer for financial reasons, peer pressure already in the industry  or an avid or occasional viewer of pornography, or a participant in other devastating sexual sins, the root of the problem stems from lonliness, isolation and low self value issues which are only reinforced by this monster known as pornography and sexual addiction.

What you should know is that Christians are not insulated from any of these struggles and in fact suffer greater because of the contradiction, secrecy, and ultimate shame experienced by simultaneously engaging in pornography and serving the Lord. However, You Can Be Free!

First: Repent of the sin of pornography and break all ties with it. (2 Chron. 7:14) Remember the gratification that many of the actors and actresses display is only an illusion which deceives the mind into believing that everything is OK. (2 Cor. 10:5) Many of the actors and actresses have a great amount of fear and trepidation about their physical health and well being even on the set. Get away from those who promote porn, push porn and even tempt you with it. (1 Cor. 15:33)  

2 Cor. 6:14-1814-Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15-And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16-And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17-Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 18-And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. " 

A marital relationship is not an excuse to experiment with the limits of porn, or the new thing in may Christian circles, sexually oriented toys and sexual aids. The bed is undefiled in so much as it is used in accordance with God's word and in respect and honor for one another. Pornography can and will hang around for a lifetime if you allow it to exist. It must die so that you and Christ in you can live. (Col. 3:5)

Second: Commit your way and even your desires to the Lord. (Ps. 119:9) Some desires you didn't obtain on your own. (Ps. 51:5) They were given to you by the invasion and intrusion of others that may have taken advantage of you. In cases where sex was introduced by abuse, desires were given that can haunt and individual for a lifetime. The Lord knows this and is willing and able to lift the burden, guilt and shame associated with the heavy laden placed upon you.(Mt. 11:28)

Third: Engage in an open dialogue regarding the issue with someone (preferably two to three individuals) of spiritual maturity and spiritual accountability. Open rebuke is better than the secret love of pornography (Prov. 27:5) and in the multitude of councilors there is safety.(Prov. 24:6) The stronghold of sexual addiction is often weakened if not destroyed when the light of openess and truth shines into the darkness. (John 1:5) Become accountable for both your time commitments and whereabouts. Time which cannot be accounted for is usually a sign of trouble.

Fourth: Contrary to the encouragements of many internet advisers to run from an organized body of believers, become part of a healthy body of believers and receive the word of God on a regular basis.(Heb. 10:25)  This body of believers will encourage fasting and prayer and a faithful commitment to the word of the Lord as well as the opportunity to develop and grow and fellowship in the Lord.

Conclusion:

However and whatever led an individual into pornography or other sexual deviance, does not have to define or be be the end of the individual. God can create a renewed and bright beginning. If you need help and don't know where to begin, contact this ministry, I'll do my best to help or make referrals to them who can. Feel free to email me at Dunamis1@netzero.com. The Kingdom is getting ready and we won't be held down by anything; for nothing (not even sexual addiction and pornography) and no one can stand against Christ!

Blessed!


Special:
See the Facebook thread of Dr. Robbie Warren as he recently was contacted by 2 women who were in illicit relationships with their spiritual leaders, but seeking to be free. The Body Of Christ, must contend for its freedom and we WILL be free! 

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Gold Chains, Crosses, Rings & Missions. A Call To COGIC Bishops

In my recent post, "Calling Out To ALL COGIC Bishops" I challenged the Bishops of The Church Of God In Christ, Inc. Mem. TN. to take courage and stand up in effort to renew the church and the rich heritage that has made our communities better and souls and families enriched over the years. Thankfully, I am not alone in my call and prayer for this great organization. 

To my complete and utter joy, I received a copy of  a letter recently sent to the Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake. This letter was approximately 27 pages in length and was sent from a veteran and well seasoned  Bishop of the church. His name is Bishop Samuel P. Nesbitt, Pastor of Church Of God In Christ Temple in Jacksonville, FL. Bishop Nesbitt is an 87 years young son of COGIC pioneers Bishop & Mrs. W.R. Nesbitt Sr. He has served the church in administrative capacities since 1945  and endured the administrative transition of 1968 when power was taken from the Late Bishop O.T. Jones sole authority and given to a Presiding Bishop and General Board. Bishop Nesbitt is currently the retiring Chief Justice of the Church Of God In Christ Judiciary Board, which is one of the administrative arms of the Church Of God in Christ Inc.


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