Monday, May 15, 2017

Who Is Speaking To American Morals & Values?

Mt. 5:14-16 ~ 14- Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15-Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16-Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

According to a recent Gallup Survey on American views of moral acceptability, it seems that the only issues most Americans are morally incensed about centers around the death penalty and medical testing on animals. Otherwise Americans are more accepting than ever of certain social values than ever before. 
It seems that Americans are not only more accepting of constructs such as homosexual marriage, divorce, and even adultery, but Americans are also more favorable of Dr. assisted suicide, human cloning, gambling and even embryonic research. 

With that said and seeing that the trend towards liberalism is at an all time high, the question is who is informing the values of America?   

Is the church informing social values? If so, then why is America seemingly more liberal in its values construct than ever? 

Is the church a light of the community and world any longer? Or is this simply an inevitable trend in morality that cannot be avoided? 

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Darrell Scott AKA: "Pimpoliscious" Strikes Again

I want to begin this by saying that anyone falling on hard times is NOT an issue or amusement. That is NOT the focus of this blog entry. I pray for other individuals who may be suffering from similar or like kind financial struggles and circumstances. We believe God WITH you that HE will deliver and be present to comfort you to your next blessing because we KNOW that God will bless HIS people. Yes, we may suffer, but we have not been left alone or left to die. Our God WILL deliver!

To The Point Of This Article

Quite some time ago, I met and along with many others, had a very negative experience online with a preacher, so called Bishop, who was just about as immature as they come. I have documented that incident and the results both HERE and HERE After a rather brief interaction with him, and seeing that he was only going to worsen the already horrible impressions of himself not only to me, but to others, I simply asked that he correct some issues and we would both move on. Of course his pride and arrogance stopped that and any positive that could come from that in its tracks. I wrote 2 articles generally addressing some of his online behavior.

Although some believe that they can act and cut a complete fool online, behind the guise of a computer screen, those of us who value our salvation and how we are perceived are mindful that our words on the internet are just as important as words and actions in person.

Darrell Scott didn't care about any of that then, and he doesn't care about any of that now, and he has simply continued to make an even larger fool of himself as a result. This is why I continue to name him "Pimpoliscious" as he has displayed that he continues to feel that the church, church people, the Black community and anyone whom he doesn't approve of is beneath him.

The Excess & Opulence of Pimpoliscious Has Been Proven

Somehow, and I have no idea o how, Pimpoliscious seduced his church, New Spirit Revival Center, into paying for a $10,000 per month lease for his family payable in weekly installments.It seems that Scott, along with his wife Belinda, entered into an agreement with one Munna Argarwal, on a property said to be valued at over $2 Million, and lived in the palatial residence for over 6 years.

Well, it seems that church giving slowed down and Scott could not afford to continue the rental agreement and this has led to a legal action of over $500,000 in which Argarwal alleges that he has been defrauded by Scott. As I said, the financial issues are not at issue here for me, the opulent lifestyle is.

Maybe that is the way its done today, but I could not find precedence to ask the church to pay a note over $10,000 per month of someone's rent or mortgage. Especially, for this clear charlatan.

Here is Cleveland News 5 Report:

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Joel Osteen, Jude 3, & The Acceptance Of False Doctrine

"I'm not one to judge the little details of it (Mormonism)"

In another interview, referenced in my FIRST ARTICLE on the subject, Pastor Osteen states that "Mormonism is a little bit different, but I still see them as brothers in Christ" ~ Pastor Joel Osteen CNN Situation Room w/ Wolf Blitzer

A Brigham Young University Professor says this:
“Cherry-picking similarities while failing to mention major differences is a powerful way to misrepresent and mislead.” ~ Peterson, Daniel (Professor at Brigham Young University) "Focus on Similarities Can Prove Misleading,” Mormon Times, November 6, 2011, 8.
Pastor Osteen says that he sees practicing Mormons as "Brothers In Christ" This means that he believes that one can believe in and practice Mormonism and yet be saved. However, individuals commissioned to teach Mormonism contend that it is misleading to speak of similarities between Mormonism and Christianity while looking over the differences as noted above.

So let us examine what the leader of the largest Christian church in America simply doesn't have enough time to distinguish. Let us look at what the pastor calls the "little differences" between Mormonism and Christianity and see if these issues are important enough to distinguish the difference between Mormonism and what we know as Christianity.

The Examination: What Do Mormons Believe?

The Mormon Church:

Officially founded April 6th, 1830, the Mormon Church in belief and practice actually began 10 years earlier in 1820 when two angelic beings, claimed to be God the Father and God the Son (Jesus) appeared to one Joseph Smith, claiming that the beliefs and practices of all churches in existence at that time were corrupt and that it would be Smith's job to restore the church back to God.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

110th COGIC Holy Convocation or Apostasy? You Decide...

Go HERE for an indepth look at what Pastor Osteen calls the "little differences" between Mormonism and Christianity and decide if there are really "little differences" and whether Mormonism is of the Christian faith. 

The lineup of speakers for the 2017 Holy Convocation of the Church Of God In Christ has been announced. Of course, the announcement has not only left many with questions, but has also stirred emotions especially with the Wed. evening choice of speakers.

The controversy seems to center around the selection of the pastor of the largest Christian church in the United States, Pastor Joel Osteen of the Lakewood Church in Houston, TX.

To be fair, COGIC has embraced speakers that are not a part of the organization for many years. So the fact that Pastor Osteen is controversial because he is not a part of COGIC can hardly be supported by any evidence. 

For example, Bishop TD Jakes, Bishop Noel Jones, & Pastor Dewey E Smith to name a few, have all spoken at recent Holy Convocations to greater or lesser approval or disdain of rank and file COGIC members. 

Every year there is an "ecumenical" night in which a speaker that is not COGIC is asked to speak. This appears to be in line with a standing tradition of the church to be hospitable and inviting to those who are not of the organization in effort to extend the "right hand of fellowship" which countervienes what happened to our founding Bishop, Bishop CH Mason, when he was dis-fellowshiped from the Baptist church for preaching and teaching the message of holiness and eventually pentecostalism.

While the effort of inclusion is commendable, it seems that the mission of presenting a sound and uncompromising message of Holiness is getting lost in the shuffle and is the source of any controversy or dissension on the issue. 

What Do I Mean?

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