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  1. I agree with you Sir, but it does happens. I don't think pastors are doing this all the time, but some do it for more backup. to push the message out. Like for tithing, or building fund, and growth.
  2. I am not picking on anyone or am I hiding anything here. I openly mention my website http://thegloryland.com on my home page. You can join all my messages if it can be done, past and present. I never mention names to my post, of pastors or members, churches by name doing wrong. The truth does hurt, but you are correct, I did mention the world, that is in correct. I meant many people. The are many false teachers out there, even in the IBC. Why not alert other to keep your eyes open. If I say lets build are church far away, on a island to our self. Would you not blow the Wiesel?
  3. I know that some of my post can be sensitive, but Christians need to speak and preach freely. This is where the Evangelist comes into play. Where pastors cannot, or are afraid to talk about, this is called weakness. I told my wife, if I die, she can get remarried. If she cares or want to, our wife are just like are kids, they are not ours. Wife's are a gift from God. There are no wedding reunions, or sex in heaven. A man in heaven, once married for 60 years ran into to his wife he had on the earth, in heaven. She said, my love to him, he said to her. Our contract said to death do us part, our earthly contract is over... smile
  4. My post are not weird, ask any single pastor or wife. Some pastors might get jealous just thinking about it. Don’t worry be happy. : )
  5. If a young or old pastor passes away, can his wife get remarried. We know that the bible says to death do you part, so why does the world expect that she remain single, the rest of her life? Like if it is a sin to get remarried again. The same applies in some cases, for single pastors. I think it would be nice if someone comes up with dating website for single pastors, and for X Pastors wife's, looking.
  6. I remember a sweet old lady that we use to give a ride to church, rest in peace. She would put a few dollars in the offering plate, which is fine to do. But will spend over a thousand of dollars on their pet, when they got sick. I never told her anything about it, but it did go through my mine. Where ever is your heart, there nearby will follow your money.
  7. Romans 3: 10 As it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one.” Romans 3: 23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Visible Light Spectrum Romans 5: 12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned. Romans 8: 13 For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. Romans 6: 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord Romans 5: 8 But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 10: 8 – 11 But what does it say? The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart. (that is, the Word of faith which we preach): That if you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame. Romans 2: 4 Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and long suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? Romans 6: 1 – 7 What should we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? We were, therefore, buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. If we have been united with Him like this in His death, we will certainly also be united with Him in His resurrection. For we know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin — because anyone who has died has been freed from sin. Romans 2: 7 To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, He will give eternal life. Romans 8: 28 – 39 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those He predestined, He also called; those He called, He also justified; those He justified, He also glorified. What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all–how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died–more than that, who was raised to life–is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  8. This is a question which is asked more frequently as people today seem to be treating their beasts more like humans, and humans more like beasts. Everyone can understand that when a beloved animal dies it is a natural reaction to feel some sorrow and anguish because of the loss. But we must not confuse emotion and human feelings, with biblical principles. On this earth, we know only in part, and so we often neglect to address the question in light of the Bible, and fail to comprehend that all living things in this world (besides man), are temporal. That includes organisms, insects, plants, reptiles, and animals. These things are a part of God’s magnificent creation, but they do not have an immortal soul. It is only the spirits of men which are immortal spirits. Emotionalism notwithstanding, the spirits of men are the only spirits which partake in the resurrection to life after death. Many professing Christians judge truth by what ‘seems’ right for God to do (in their own eyes), even forging such bonds between themselves and their beasts that they cannot even fathom a heaven which would not include their beloved animals. To hear them speak, it is almost as if they will look upon God as unrighteous if He won’t save their pet animals. It’s just part and parcel of the same arrogant ‘me mentality’ which is sweeping over most of our Churches today, and degrading the historical Church. The rebellious attitude that life is all about how I feel, or about what I want, or about how I see things. Man’s spiritual eyes should never be focused on his pets (indeed, upon himself) where he loves the creation more than the creator. His eyes should be squarely on the great Shepherd, and the commission we have been given to feed His Sheep. That should be our hope, and that is what is lacking in our Churches today. The thought of spending eternity along with our beloved pets may be a temporal comfort as we are in the flesh, but we are losing sight of where our real joy and comfort should come from. It doesn’t come from me and my relationship to my pet in heaven, or even my loved ones in heaven, but my relationship with Christ. I love pets, but I am sorry all dogs do not go to heaven. Enjoy them while you have them, When they die? it is alright to cry, for you just lost a good friend.
  9. Thanks again for replying, others cannot or will not reply, maybe because they don't think this could happen here. But if we cannot support a gay Pastor, how can we support a gay president. I don't want to put you on a spot, or we can just think about it. All sins, are sins in the bible, but homosexual sins are treated by God differently, and with anger and destruction?
  10. Why do they say that baptism started in the 17th Century, By the protestant movement, when John the Baptist, Baptized by immersion, when Christ walked on earth? Google quote: The name 'Baptist' comes from the Baptist practice of immersion in water. It was coined in the seventeenth century by opponents to the new movement but rejected by followers themselves. It wasn't until the nineteenth century that Baptists accepted the use of the label to describe themselves
  11. Why so many Christians don't like talking about politics? 1. Afraid to loose members or followers. 2. Afraid to stand for the truth, what will they think, or say of me. 3. Afraid they might close the door to a opportunity. 4. Afraid they might not look to religious, if they do talk politics. 5. Afraid to be be on the wrong side. 6. Why are you afraid to talk about politics?
  12. America ready for a LGBTQ President ? I say never, but who am I. What I can see, is the blindness all around the States. People with eyes that cannot see, and having ears, but are not able to hear. I believe that our first gay president, could be a candidate that turns against our Jewish partners, and to the State of Jerusalem. Signs of the times.
  13. E Morales

    For the Love of Money

    Most Americans are characterized for sure by two features: They love money and they are in debt. The Bible is plain regarding the love of money. “For the love of money is the root of all evil (I Tim. 6: 10). There are many attendant problems associated with the love of money (I Tim. 6: 5-11). Having said this, money is vital to and in our lives. How can one obey the command to provide for one’s own without an awareness, appreciation, and acquisition of money (I Tim. 6: 10, Eph. 6: 2). Regarding debt and money, there is a relevant command that seems to have been almost forgotten. Paul wrote thus to the Christians at Rome: “Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law” (13: 8). Let us now focus more on the subject of debt under two headings. All accountable men have a debt (something owed to another). The debt is sin and sin, I submit, is universal (I Jn. 1: 7-10). Jesus taught, “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors” (Matt. 6: 12). Commentator Albert Barnes makes some excellent comments on the thought and concept of the “debt” mentioned by Jesus. Please consider them: “Debtors are those who are bound to others for some claim in commercial transactions.Literally there can be no such transaction between God and us. It must be used figuratively. We have not met the claims of law. We have violated its obligations. We are exposed to its penalty. We are guilty, and God only can forgive, in the same way as none but a creditor can forgive a debtor. The word ‘debts’ here, therefore, means ‘sins’ or offences against God – offences which none but God can forgive” (Barnes Notes on the New Testament, Vol. 1, Matt. 6: 12). God will forgive man his debt of sin and God expects man to forgive those who have personally sinned against him (Matt. 6: 12, 18: 23-35). Not only does the teaching of Matthew 18: 23-35 contain the glorious thought that God will forgive man of his sin, but the text also presents sin or debt comparatively viewed. The comparison is between man’s sins against God and man’s sins against man. From this comparison, we learn that man’s sins against his fellow man are small in debt compared to man’s sins against God (see vs. 23-35). In fact, the enormity of the debt of sin owed to God is such that the record states, “And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay (vs. 24, 25, ten thousand talents was an amount totally out of the reach of the average man to pay, regardless of the different possible currency considerations). Man, on the other hand, is seen owing man a much smaller debt (vs. 28). Man’s spiritual debt to God cannot be paid by man’s meritorious efforts, this is another paramount lesson in Matthew 18: 23-35. The forgiveness from God must be “out of compassion” and not because we have paid off the debt (vs. 27, 32, 33). In the language of Paul, man cannot work and earn salvation or freedom from spiritual debt (Rom. 4). However, this is not to say that “Jesus did it all on the cross; therefore, man is totally passive.” Man resolves his spiritual debt by appropriating God’s grace (Eph. 2: 8, 9). Involved in this appropriation is belief, repentance, confession of Jesus’ deity, and water baptism for the forgiveness of sin (Acts 2: 36-38, Rom. 10: 9, 10). The Christian continues to contact Jesus’ blood (the means of the debt being retired) by “walking in the light” and “confessing his sins” (I Jn. 1: 7-10). In the matter of debt to man, Paul experienced a great feeling of debt, to preach the debt releasing gospel to all men (Rom. 1: 14-16). What a thought: we are as far as our own means are concerned, hopelessly in debt to God and facing ultimate condemnation throughout all eternality, but God has made our forgiveness possible through the blood of his Son (Matt. 26: 28). The matter of financial debt. According to one survey, the average American owes $6,000.00 in credit card debt. Some of the debt involves such an exorbitant interest rate that many of these people will never be able to recover. The Christian is to, “make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fall, they may receive you into everlasting habitations” (Lk. 16: 9, see vs. 1-13). I am convinced that Jesus is teaching the proper use of money in this parable. One can correctly make use of money by visiting the fatherless and the widows in their affliction (Jas. 1: 27). Assisting the needy in general and contributing into the treasury of the local church (Eph. 4: 28; cp. I Cor. 16: 1, 2). Financial debt can and does contribute to spiritual failure. Financial worries constitute a portion of the “cares of this life” that result in not bearing fruit to God’s glory (Lk. 8: 14). Marriage failure, mental, and emotional problems are all often connected to financial indebtedness. Families are deteriorating often because both the mother and father are so deeply in debt that they are working long hours just to try to keep from going under or experiencing bankruptcy. Paul said: “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law” (Rom. 13: 8). I do not think that Paul necessarily means to say that purchasing on time or taking out credit is automatically a sin. When one charges a purchase, one is promising to pay by installments. If the installment is not paid, one has not fulfilled the promise. In fact, the word “owe” on Romans 13: 8 is the Greek opheilo, which means a moral obligation. Credit is taken too lightly today and bankruptcy is too readily available to enable people to escape their debts. Some ways to avoid, meet, and control debt. In the first place, many of the “things” for which people incur debt are not things that man really needs. Americans have come to think that they must have it all and maintain a certain lifestyle. We have too often forgotten the basic necessities of life, food, shelter, and clothing (Matt. 6: 25-34). Covetousness and lack of contentment are rampant (Heb. 13: 5). In many cases, by being diligent and industrious in labor we can avoid objectionable debt. The Christian is to be the opposite of sloth and laziness (Col. 3: 22, 23). The teaching of the wise man is always applicable: “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might…” (Eccl. 9: 10, contrast with Prov. 6: 6-11). Many are living beyond their means. Plastic money is a temptation some cannot resist; hence, they financially overextend themselves. In doing local preaching, I have too many times encountered families that were in financial bondage. “We cannot help or participate in different acts because we are so in debt,” I have heard. I have always found that such problems are the result of being too fond of material things (I Tim. 6: 6-10). Lack of money management is often the cause of people’s financial problems. One simple way to track and channel expenditures is to keep a log or record of where your money is being spent. When some have done this, they have been shocked at the percentage going for “recreation.” Keeping a log can help us assess our financial priorities and make the necessary adjustments (Matt. 6: 33). Husbands and wives should work together in financial management. This is especially true when both the husband and wife are involved in secular work. Separate checkbooks, credit cards, etc. can and often do lead to financial embarrassment if they are not monitored. The family should be working together in such matters, not going their own separate ways (see Prov. 31: 10-31). Many are in financial want because they ignore hard, honest work and seek after the easy, fast money. Increase in gambling is reflective of such an attitude, I believe. “If I could only win the lottery,” some repine. Constancy over a period of time is always the practice that pays great dividends. The bottom line in the matter of financial debt is self-control. Credit is much too available and many do not seem to be able to resist it. I was speaking to a young person just the other day and asked, “when was the last time you went home? ” She answered and I mentioned that I was sure the cost of travel was a big factor. “Oh, no,” she replied, “when I want to do something and I do not have the money, I just charge it to my credit card.” In conclusion, God’s great love is willing to release us from the debt of sin and spiritual bondage (Rom. 5: 6-10). As a result, we should appropriate God’s debt releasement and ever be ready to forgive those who sin against us (Matt. 18: 23-35). We are admonished to, “Owe no man anything and we need to also be aware of excessive debt to man, viewing such as a moral obligation to be taken seriously. Author unknown, post taken from my website TGL.
  14. Thank you for answering to this post. My million dollar question now is, what if a gay man wins to be the president of the United States. What will the born again Christians do? For I know that the lost, so called Christians will support the gay movement or a gay president. The days of Sodom and Gomorrah have returned. Old message below posted on my website, but I would like someone to reply to the post above and keep on the topic Christians and Politics, thanks. Homosexuality has been around a long time and is nothing new. It has been instrumental in destroying a number of civilizations. It is shocking to see how governmental leaders, doctors, educators and many others have turned pro-gay. However, the most disgusting thing is to see gay churches, gay ministers and pro-gay religious leaders. Nothing is holy to these ungodly people. They dare to suggest that David and Jonathan were homosexual friends. Some have said that Jesus was gay since He never married. It grieves us to repeat such trash, but people should know what is going on!! HOMOSEXUAL DENOMINATION IS GROWING! Rev. Troy D. Perry started a homosexual denomination 8 or 9 years ago, after being asked to resign from the Church of God because of his homosexuality. By October 1975 this denomination had grown to 89 congregations scattered across the land. They boast of many thousands of members in these 89 congregations. It is known as The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches. They are sponsoring a bicentennial program that will culminate in Washington, D.C., where the denomination will hold its 7th General Conference in 1976. (The 6th Conference in Aug. 1975 at Dallas, was attended by more than 1,000). We have many clippings, describing churches organized by this group across the nation. They have also helped organize a “gay” synagogue for homosexual Jews in California.– Adapted from RNS dispatch in Baptist Bible Tribune, 10-3-75 and from other sources. Rev. Troy Perry married a 23 year old Chicago male in June 1972. This marriage of two males was an Episcopalian rite, according to Perry. In 1971, Perry journeyed to New York, where he conducted anniversary services for the 600 member Parish of the Beloved Disciple in New York. (This church is a part of another gay denomination that is in the Orthodox tradition). While there Troy performed the marriage ceremony for Father Robert Clement, Parish Pastor, and his male lover of 12 years. Perry was assisted in the ceremony by Episcopal Priest Robert Weeks and former Catholic Priest Stephen Marion. GAY MINISTERS AND CHURCHES IN THE NEWS Homosexual Church received into the Greater Seattle Council of Churches. On the final vote, there was only one dissenting vote.–F.E.A. Sept., Oct. 1975. Glide Memorial Methodist Church openly advocates homosexuality. This San Francisco Church is a member of the United Methodist Church. It was founded and is funded by a trust, from Mrs. Lizzie Glide, widow of an oil millionaire back in the 1920’s. In 1969, the pastor of Glide Meth. spoke to 2,000 at the Centenary United Methodist Church in St. Louis. According to Blu-Print 4-25-72, here is what he said: “In every service at Glide Church we embrace one another. We kiss one another. We smell one another. We feel one another. The chairman of my Official Board was an admitted homosexual. And why not? This is one way for every person to find his sexual identity…Most of our people believe in the communal life. I have not married a single couple at Glide who were not already living together…People become stimulated in our church happenings. We believe in people doing their thing and doing what they want to. Several have became so stimulated…they have disrobed. One young man came to church covered only by a blanket…he walked up front and threw his blanket down and stood there totally naked. I walked over and patted him and said, Man what a beautiful body you have.” Blu-Print also reported that the Northern Calif. Council of Churches have their offices in the Glide building. I have here before me, a picture of two homosexual men being married in the Glide Church. THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH “A major board of the United Methodist Church has recommended that the 10 million member denomination accept a more open policy toward membership for homosexuals.” The board is asking for a revision of the church’s present policy which would read, “We welcome all persons regardless of sexual orientation in the fellowship and membership of the church.”–From Philadelphia Inquirer of 10-31-75. The United Methodist Youth Ministry Council urges ordination of homosexuals in the United Methodist Church.–Maranatha Baptist Watchman 1-75. Vote to suspend homosexual Methodist preacher was 144-117. Rev. Gene Leggett, a 36 year old clergyman was suspended by the Southwest Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. He admitted being an homosexual.– Baptist Bible Tribune 7-2-71. Isn’t it amazing that 117 (44%) voted against suspension??? The Episcopalians and Homosexuals. On Aug. 9, 1973 the Diocese of Michigan recommended in Detroit that they open the ministries of the denomination to admitted homosexuals and allow church buildings to be used by homosexual groups.–Voice of the Nazarene, Jan. 1975. Avowed homosexuals will be excluded from future ordination as deacons, priests or bishops in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, the church’s state convention has voted.–Lubbock Avalanche Journal 1976. Anglican (Episcopal) Scholar sees no reason to bar ordination of homosexuals. The scholar’s name is Dr. W. Norman Pittenger of King’s College, Cambridge University.–B.B.T. 4-13-73 United Church of Christ and Sodomy! Homosexuals should be ordained to the ministry. Homosexuality as such should not be an issue in considering qualifications for ordination, the Council for Church and Ministry, a United Church of Christ agency said here in a recommendation to the denomination’s Executive Council.–Baptist Bible Tribune 10-19-73. United Church of Christ ordains homosexual! A conference of lay and clergy delegates from 19 Bay Area churches voted 62-34 to ordain William Johnson to the ministry. Johnson said, “I hope some day to share a deep love relationship with another man.”–Blu-Print 5-2-72. The United Church of Christ is one of the major denominations having 6,699 churches, a membership of 1,928,674 and 9,378 ordained clergymen. Powerful forces are working in many denominations to approve homosexual life style and homosexual ministers. Never mind what the Bible says. These blind spiritual leaders are determined to build the 20th CENTURY CHURCHES OF SODOM!
  15. Trump has been acquitted, now he can go back to work and hopefully they stop spending taxpayers money trying to impeach him. I know that there are many brothers and sisters in Christ. that do not like this man, and I can understand why, but remember we’re all sinners, that we all need to repent, and that we are all saved by the grace of God.

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