Vol. XXVI - Issue III July/September 2017
Should the Annual UBF Meeting be Cancelled?
Recently a pastor said to one of our unregistered church pastors, “Now that Trump has solved this issue (by eliminating the Johnson Law), that you have put so much time and energy in over the past thirty years, I guess there is no need for you to have the Unregistered Baptist Fellowship Meeting, is there? (Referring to the 33rd Annual Unregistered Baptist Fellowship Meeting announced for Indianapolis Oct. 16-18.)
When he said this to me, it reminded me of what Satan said to God concerning Job. “Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.” The implication is clear. The only reason that Job feared and served God was because God had built a hedge around him and blessed him. Satan said, “remove the hedge, take away his riches and he will curse you to his face.” Of course, we all know the story that this is exactly what happened, and to Job’s everlasting credit he didn’t curse God even after he lost everything including having his own wife turn against him and actually telling him to, “Curse God, and die.” But the scriptures say that Job did not lose his integrity. In other words, he remained true to his honesty and moral principles, and continued to worship God in unbelievable poverty, pain and persecution, even from his friends.
So, what did this pastor mean when he asked the question, “Are you going to have the UBF meeting at the Indianapolis Baptist Temple in Indianapolis this fall? He was referring to the erroneous idea that President Trump has rescinded the Johnson Amendment in his recent signing of the Executive Order supposedly rescinding the Johnson Amendment which simply ordered the IRS to basically, not enforce the Johnson Amendment against the churches and religious organizations.
So, what he was saying was, since there is no threat any longer from the government, there is no need for churches to be unregistered, therefore no need for the Unregistered Baptist Fellowship. First this pastor has made a clear admission that he knows that there is such a thing as an unregistered church. That is quite an admission within itself, in that for years attorney’s like David Gibbs of the Christian Law Association (CLA), Terry Hamilton and others have been telling the pastors that incorporation is not licensure and it makes no difference whether a church is unregistered or not. Obviously, here is one pastor who believes that these things do change the status of a church.
At least this is a move in the right direction. This pastor is also making an admission that what we have been saying is correct that the unregistered position allows a church to claim their First Amendment guarantees and that the state registered churches have waived those precious God given rights when they become 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organizations.
The real issue at stake here is the Biblical position, not whether a church should make a decision based on what the President does or does not do, or whether a church receives a benefit from the state or not. If it is right for a church to be unregistered, it is right whether there is a Johnson Law or not. That was the whole issue that was involved in the discussion between God and Satan concerning Job. Job’s loyalty to God had nothing to do with the hedge and blessing that God had put around Job. He should love and serve God whether he is rich or poor and for Satan to accuse Job otherwise was to slander Job, and for this preacher to accuse the unregistered churches of being unregistered, just to take advantage of their First Amendment guarantees, is also slanderous. Churches should be unregistered, that is unlicensed (not state recognized non-profit organizations – 501 (c)(3) Public Charities) whether a country has a system of government like America has with a Constitution and Bill of Rights or not. Or whether people receive tax deductions from their tithes and offerings or not. In fact, most nations in the world have no benefits of this type.
At this juncture because of so much confusion over the Johnson Amendment (JA) we are going to take a brief look at the amendment and try to get a handle on exactly what it is and what the President did when he issued his Executive Order (EO) on May 5th in the Rose Garden in the presence of priests, nuns and faith leaders along with a stringed orchestra adding some atmosphere. The (JA) was the brain child of Sen. Lyndon Baines Johnson of Texas
because he was angry over preachers using his voting record against him. Prior to his amendment to the Internal Revenue Code in 1934 an important change was made by establishing an additional qualification for tax-exempt status and contributions to them. “This change made…the deduction for contributions to an organization a substantial part of whose activities is participation in partisan politics or in carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation.” The reason for this Revenue Act, according to its proponents in Congress, was to close loopholes which would result in raising an additional $258 million in otherwise “avoided taxes”.
On April 2, 1934 Senator Harrison of Mississippi gave the following reason for adding this condition: I may say to the Senate that the attention of the Senate committee was called to the fact that there are certain organizations which are receiving contributions in order to influence legislation and carry on propaganda. The committee thought there ought to be an amendment which would stop that. In 1935 Congress made an addition to the law which allowed a deduction for charitable contributions by corporations. In 1936 Section 101(6) was changed to Section 501(c) (3) of the IRC. In 1954 an important change was implemented by Congress, which originated in the Senate from the floor rather than in the committee on Finance.
On July 2nd, then-Senator Lyndon B. Johnson offered an amendment to Sec. 501(c)(3). L.B.J. believed a private foundation was indirectly contributing to
the campaign of one of his political opponents. His amendment added “and which does not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office” directly after the earlier prohibition against influencing legislation. In 1987, the parenthetical phrase “(or in opposition to)” was inserted after “on behalf of.” The effect is clear, the new prohibition against campaigning is stricter than the old one against influencing legislation. The latter prohibits any amount of influence in the political arena, while the former allows a rather uncertain “substantial part”. However, they are still using this “substantial part” test today, which shows that they are leaving themselves some wiggle room in the matter of revoking tax exemptions. However, the entity does so at its own risk, because the IRS is totally arbitrary at this point and may interpret this “substantial part” and have, in any way they wish. Explanation on President Trump’s EO First President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO). The law has not been changed, only Congress can change the law. The (JA) is an amendment to the IRC Code 501 (c) (3). To eliminate or change it, it has to be done by both houses of Congress The only thing Trump did was to say to the IRS employees by Executive Order (EO), don’t aggressively enforce the Johnson Amendment (JA) against the churches and religious organizations.
Actually, the law does not pertain to the pastors, only to the local church. The pastors still have their free speech rights. They can say whatever they wish, they just cannot say or write anything under the authority of the church without harming the churches tax-exempt status. The pastor can endorse anyone for public office, but he can’t say the church makes the endorsement without jeopardizing the churches tax exemption.
The church cannot invite a candidate without inviting a candidate from the opposite party also to make a presentation,
etc. The church can present all kinds of material on candidates and issues as long as it is neutral material. The church can say what its position is as long as it gives the other side their opportunity to present material on their candidate and position on issues. It can educate but cannot indoctrinate. The church cannot violate the anti-discrimination laws, etc. It has entered into a contract for these benefits and must obey the contract.
The Problem As we have said above nothing has changed. It was reported by USA Today on May 5, “The (executive order) does not really resolve anything with respect to the Johnson Amendment,” said Lloyd Mayer who teaches nonprofit and election law at Notre Dame Law School. “The Johnson Amendment is still law.” Liberal groups preparing to sue over the order said there was no need. The American Civil Liberties Union called the order “an elaborate photo-op with no discernible policy outcome.” Public Citizen said it was “a sham because what it actually does is instruct the IRS to enforce the law as written.” And even conservative groups couldn’t hide their disappointment.
“Though we appreciate the spirit of today’s gesture, vague instructions to federal agencies simply leave some wiggle room to ignore that gesture, regardless of the spirit that was intended,” said the statement from Michael Farris, President of Alliance Defending Freedom Violates Scripture This is totally contrary to scripture. It is giving the authority of the church over to the state, and the preacher and the church is abrogating their first amendment guarantees.
The church still remains a state registered agency of the state, receiving benefits from the state in provisions (tax-exemption and tax deductible gifts), protection from the state in limited liability and prestige (legal authority from the state). Is this not evidence that we are now deep into the Laodicean age?
Rev 3:14 – 22 – And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; v – 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. v 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and
neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. v 17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: v 18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
V 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. The Lord Jesus said, Mat 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. V – 18 At Mt 6:24 He said, No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Why we Need the UBF Meeting in Indianapolis Oct. 16-18, 2017 more than ever we need it for the perpetuation of the New Testament churches – Nearly 100% of the churches on earth are now state registered churches. We must do all we can to encourage the continuation of churches that are uncontrolled by the state. We need it for fellowship – Men of like faith need to encourage one another In these days of apostasy and decline. We need it for instruction – Att. Jerald Finney of the Biblical Law Center will be teaching on Tuesday and Wednesday as to how to organize or reorganize a church to be unregistered and how to exist in this present political climate. (President Trump’s (EO) can be rescinded by the next President if Trump is not reelected.) If Congress was sincere about the matter they could eliminate the Johnson Law but they have not indicated that they are interested in doing so.
President Trump has also made it clear that he is not going to discriminate against the LGTB agenda. If it is a choice between the churches and the former, does anyone really believe which side he will come down on, especially in that his own family has made it clear that they are on the side of “LGBT”
rights. Also, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson just declared the month of June “LGBTI Month” to uphold the “fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom.” This act also permitted U.S. embassies and consulates around the world to positively promote perversion during June and to fly the rainbow flag along with the American flag at American embassies.
There are other issues that we have not mentioned. What about collecting and remitting withholding and FICA taxes for a wicked government to finance every vile sin known to man. Can you imagine Peter, Paul, and John suggesting to the early churches that they needed to pass the hat for poor Caesar because he was having a problem raising money to fight his foreign wars? And yet our preachers preach against abortion, sodomy, and sin of all kinds on
Sunday morning, including public education and then collect the withholding and FICA tax on their “employees” quarterly as a good “employer” of the IRS
and send it off to their headquarters in Washington, D.C. and tell their folks that Jesus Christ is the head of their church when all along they have bowed down to the head of the non-profit Czar of the IRS? And even though the President has signed this (EO) for the bureaucracy to go easy on the churches, we need to remember that the “Swamp” hasn’t been drained in D.C. yet and just because Trump has ordered it doesn’t mean that they are going to jump to his wishes.
These preachers need to remember the admonishment of the Psalmist who said, ”Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.” What will these pastors say at the Judgment Seat, when they have to give an account for this Covenant of death” that shall not stand? Yould this be one of the things that the Prophet Isaiah had in mind? ”And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand” (Isa 28:18). Is it possible that our pastors today are the kind that Jeremiah spoke of, ”For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.” Right now it seems as if Fundamentalism is riding the crest of the wave.
Churches are filled on Sunday morning. Coffers are filled, new multi-million dollar projects are being launched, church programs are implemented, all with the not for profit gift (government largess for the welfare church) but is it possible that God is saying, “knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:” But Oh! Can we not hear our dear Savior say, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. V 21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. V 22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Overall, I personally believe that President Trump is doing a good job and my wife and I pray for him daily that God will protect him. He is not a theologian. He went to the Evangelical community and asked the pastors what they wanted and they told him that they wanted the Johnson Amendment eliminated. He has just done what they asked to the best of his ability. It is too bad that they are not willing to pay the price to organize their churches to take advantage of their First Amendment guarantees, then they wouldn’t have to worry about a statutory solution. Tragically, one day at the Judgment Seat of Christ they will find out too late, “If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness” (Mt 6:23b). It is far worse to sin against light. We have no ill will against our preacher brethren.
Where they are, is where we were at one time, and where we would be still if God had not shown us this truth on Lordship over His blood bought church from His word, as we saw the Roloff and Sileven scenes take place before our eyes. And then we experienced them personally as we went through our ordeal from 1999- 2001. Regardless of individual motives which we will not pass judgment; we are happy to know that in most instances the evangelical churches still continue to preach the gospel of Christ. As Paul said to the church at Philipi. Some preached with boldness, others even with strife, and contention, and yet others in sincerity and love, but he was still glad for the furtherance of the gospel (Php 1:12-17). Since 1984 the Biblical Law Center has helped scores of churches to organize or reorganize to take advantage of their First Amendment guarantees.
For anyone interested in information they should contact the Biblical Law Center or Attorney Jerald Finney at:
Jerald.email@example.com or call 317-413-1104
By: Mac Slavo/Shtfplan
An earthquake swarm in south eastern Idaho is rattling windows across parts of the state and Wyoming and Utah. There have now been over 260 earthquakes since September 2, in the Soda Springs area and many have been over a magnitude of four or even higher on the scale.
The earthquake swarm in Southeast Idaho looked like it might be ending or at least slowing down on Thursday and Friday. But then Saturday arrived and by the day’s end, 19 quakes had struck. There have been 34 more temblors so far Sunday, bringing the earthquake total since the swarm began on Sept. 2 to 204 quakes. All of the quakes have occurred in the Caribou County area east, southeast and northeast of Soda Springs. While many believe California and the West Coast are ripe for a huge earthquake, the heartland is often forgotten and these earthquakes are being swept under the rug and largely unimportant to the public at large. Homeowners Must Claim $4,367 Benefit by Sept 30th.
While all eyes are on California’s San Andreas Fault because of the density of the human population there, many haven’t noticed Idaho’s swarm and the area which is highly active right now. Earthquake experts claim that the swarm in Idaho could end in a worst case scenario: a 7-magnitude quake that would reduce some buildings and homes to rubble and kill dozens or more – but the chances of that are incredibly small. Dr. David Pearson, an Idaho State University geologist who studies earthquakes, said scientists who have researched some of the faults in Southeast Idaho have concluded that the 7.0 quake is possible at some point in the region’s future, but the current earthquake swarm is not necessarily an indication that it will occur anytime soon. Pearson said the faults in Southeast Idaho that produce earthquakes have not been extensively studied and this makes it difficult to determine when a destructive 7.0 earthquake could occur. The current earthquake swarm began on the night of Sept. 2 when 34 quakes occurred. Those were followed by another 34 quakes last Sunday, 28 on Monday, 20 on Tuesday, 25 on Wednesday, five on Thursday, five on Friday, 19 on Saturday and 34 so far Sunday. There was even a 4.5 magnitude quake in that area this morning, and people have reported feeling that quake as far away as Jackson, Wyoming.
All 260 plus of the quakes were reported by University of Utah Seismograph Stations. Thus far, the most powerful temblor in the swarm was the second quake to occur. It was a 5.3 magnitude earthquake and struck at 5:56 p.m. September 2. Authorities say it’s been years since Southeast Idaho experienced a quake of 5.0 magnitude or greater. Such quakes can cause damage to houses and other buildings, but fortunately, this was not the case. By comparison, a 7.0 magnitude quake would be at least 50 times bigger than the 5.3 magnitude temblor that hit Southeast Idaho last weekend.
The U.S. Geological Survey said that a 7.0 magnitude quake will inflict “considerable damage” to ordinary houses and buildings and will cause such structures to partially collapse. Such temblors will also cause chimneys, factory smoke stacks and walls to collapse, according to the USGA. Of course, the swarm of earthquakes in Idaho isn’t limiting fears to a larger local quake. Many are afraid that these swarms could trigger the Yellowstone super volcano’s eruption, as the caldera just northeast of the Soda Springs area, a mere 170 miles away. While it has been thousands of years since the last eruption, some seismologists are concerned the recent swarm of earthquakes may be sending warning signs the supervolcano is ready to explode once again. “When a volcano starts ‘acting up’ prior to an eruption, one of the typical signs is increased seismicity,” research professor at University of Utah Jamie Farrell told Newsweek. Should the Yellowstone supervolcano erupt, thousands of people would die instantly from the explosion. While an earthquake in California could devastate the West Coast, a Yellowstone eruption has the potential to be a catastrophic worldwide event. Soda Springs, Idaho’s proximity to Yellowstone is hardly comforting. In the event of a fullscale eruption of Yellowstone, virtually the entire northwest United States will be completely destroyed. Basically everything within a 100 mile radius would be immediately killed, Salt Lake City would literally be toast, and almost everyone and everything in Denver would be dead in short order.
Further away, volcanic ash would rain down continually for weeks. Those foolish enough to step outside would quickly discover that the ash turns into a substance similar to cement in the lungs, and many would die from suffocation. The amount of volcanic ash released by Yellowstone would be almost unimaginable. In fact, it has been estimated that a full-blown eruption would dump a layer of volcanic ash that is at least 10 feet deep up to 1,000 miles away. Food production in America would be almost totally wiped out, and the “volcanic winter” that would result from a Yellowstone eruption would dramatically cool the planet. Some have projected that global temperatures would decline by up to 20 degrees. In the end, the death, famine and destruction that we would experience would be vastly greater than anything that we have ever seen in the history of western civilization. Prophesy Watch, September 12, 2017
Publishers Note: Please note what Jesus said concerning earthquakes:
Mark 13:7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. Mar 13:8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
Throughout this dispensation of grace, we can expect these things. They are only the beginning of sorrows. However in Matthews’s prophecy in Chapter twentyfour, He said that when you see all of these things come together at the same thing, yet know that the time is near. When we see the largest hurricanes, tornados, typhoons, tsunamis, and earthquakes recorded in the history of the weather bureau taking place, we can only wonder. But for sure, Mat 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. When will He come? We do not know, He may come today. We need to be ready.
Amazing Blessingsof Church Planting
After the feds raided the sanctuary of the Indianapolis Baptist Temple on February 13, 2001, and the congregation had to seek a new place of worship, they made a decision, through the leadership of their pastor Greg A. Dixon, rather than to “cry over spilled milk”, so to speak, but to “get up and chase the cow.” So not only did they move forward to continue serving the Lord in their local ministry in the city of Indianapolis, but they launched an aggressive church planting ministry, in the city and around the world. This effort was not only the center of attention during the nineteen years that Rev. Dixon was pastor of IBT, but has continued since he resigned under the banner of a ministry called Advance in which he directs the Biblical Law Center as well.
During the first fifteen years his efforts saw twenty-seven church plants by 2016. Then in 2017 alone the ministry was able to see twenty-eight new churches planted in various countries of the world, including Liberia and Mexico. Unbelievably their goal in 2018 is to plant seventy-five new churches. To understand more fully the scope and goals of Advance, please visit the web site at: http://advance2016.org/.
High Street Baptist
Don Boys, Ph.D.
I knew there was a “Back to Rome” movement but it seems there is a “Back to Nashville” movement among Independent Baptists! However, I’m not going. I’d rather fight than switch. I don’t understand what’s so attractive about Nashville.
A few years ago, some high profile Independent Baptist Churches rejoined the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) after decades of being independent such as First Baptist in Fort Worth, Highland Park Baptist in Chattanooga and others. While a dog returning to devour its vomit is too strong a metaphor in this situation, some of us who paid the price to leave liberal denominations can see a similarity.
I was shocked to read a few months ago that the 81-year-old High Street Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri where I have preached over the years had joined the Missouri and national (SBC)! High Street Baptist is the flagship church of the Baptist Bible Fellowship International (BBFI), and has long been a stout voice for Fundamentalism, strong Bible teaching, sending missionaries worldwide, and starting Baptist churches. The BBFI is the largest group of independent Baptists in the world.
I have also been shocked by the absence of angry Fundamentalists in the streets of Springfield carrying pitchforks, torches, and tar and feathers. Me thinks the likes of J. Frank Norris, Bill Dowell, Noel Smith, Beauchamp Vick, John Rawlings and others are looking over the parapets of Heaven asking, “What on earth is going on?” What’s going on is the capitulation of Independent Baptists to denominationalism and a repudiation of the great exodus of the mid-1900s from compromising churches. Maybe there will even be a national apology tour by some of the BBFI leaders for being so “divisive.”
The SBC is the largest “protestant” denomination in America and has had a reputation for strong Bible teaching for 170 years! While one does not consider the other an enemy, each group has gone its own way, often overlapping. I have preached in a few SBC churches, but I never entertained the idea of joining an SBC church. And now the leading church in the BBFI has joined the SBC! Maybe the infamous location in the netherworld has not frozen over but surely pigs have learned to fly!
High Street Baptist is pastored by Eddie Lyons who has served there 15 years. He described the BBFI as a “very loose network of independent Baptist churches” of which he is the international president. Speaking of the SBC, the pastor told the
media “We have the same heart, the same calling.” He added, “When the Southern Baptist Convention overall took their conservative move, it was very clear that there was no difference between us,” he said. “Fundamentally, the Southern Baptist Convention articulates and represents a very strong position with regard to our core theologies.” The good pastor is wrong for there is a vast difference.
Of course, while any Independent Baptist Church can do whatever it wants and does not answer to anyone outside its membership, the pastor was not exactly candid. A few years ago, the SBC shocked everyone when it was able to take back the convention from liberals. They were successful in taking back their main seminaries but they hardly made an impact on their colleges that are still controlled by theological leftists.
In 2000, 1900 churches left the SBC and formed their own liberal Cooperative Baptist Fellowship with the help of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. The SBC also departed from the very liberal Baptist World Alliance in 2004 which was very commendable. But the denomination still had major problems. Independent Baptist Charles Spurgeon was first concerned about the false teaching in the Baptist Union (in England) in the 1870s. When no one seemed to listen to him (and he was pastor of the largest and most influential church) and the error continued, he resigned from the group in 1887. He wrote, “As soon as I saw, or thought I saw, that error had become firmly established, I did not deliberate, but quitted the body at once.” He said in 1888 “Since [my own resignation] my one counsel has been ‘Come out from among them.”
When he was told that he would lose income by leaving, he replied, “I can afford to be poor, but I cannot afford to injure my conscience.” Spurgeon “came out” and modern-day Independent Baptists are “going back” into denominationalism! The issue of ethics arises in this matter. When a pastor accepts a call to a church, he knows what he is getting into and the members know what they are getting. Whenever that is not true then someone is a fool. When a pastor changes his mind about important biblical issues that are totally opposite what he has been teaching the church and what the church has always believed, then he must take a principled stand for what he has come to believe– and resign.
If a pastor comes to believe in Roman Catholicism or Greek Orthodoxy or liberalism and refuses to inform his church of his “conversion,” he becomes an unprincipled scoundrel when he accepts a salary from his church. Furthermore, if he insists on staying as pastor and continues to teach what the church considers a grievous error, he is also an unprincipled scoundrel. And the membership that hired him should take another step and fire him.
Many times a Baptist pastor has become convinced that speaking in tongues has not ceased as I Cor. 13:8 informs us– “whether there be tongues, they shall cease.” The Baptist pastor slowly (and sometimes quickly) turns the traditional Baptist Church into a Pentecostal Church. He does what he honestly thinks is right but he becomes a poster child for dishonesty and poor ethics. “Ah,” one says, “but what if a Pentecostal pastor becomes convinced that Baptist doctrine is the correct interruption of Scripture and turns the Pentecostal Church into a Baptist Church? That pastor is now right in his doctrine but has a wrong address. He should resign. So, all these Independent Baptist pastors who feel an irresistible urge toward Nashville should confess their compromise and resign their churches.
I must not be misunderstood. I do not consider SBC pastors (or laymen) my enemies. Some of my oldest friends and family members are SBC pastors and laymen. Some have been more faithful to Christ than I have been. Some have been more effective. Some have served Christ longer than I have. Each person must answer for himself why he is in the SBC or any denomination. I must hasten to add that only God knows what keeps people in a particular church or denomination. It could be family, money, status, jobs, friends, etc. Furthermore, only God knows how some are wrestling with that decision at this moment. When I first heard as a teen about the corruption in the American Baptist Convention, it took me a few months to decide to leave the very good church of which I was a member. I lost all my close friends except one. It was devastating to me so I can empathize and sympathize with those struggling in denominational churches. Moreover, some are not struggling, being completely satisfied. I could not be satisfied with any denominational membership for many reasons. I would never join a denominational church because New Testament churches were not connected to a denomination. All churches, true to the Bible, must be totally independent of all others and totally dependent upon God. That does not mean church leaders cannot fellowship or even cooperate in some meetings such as youth rallies, church camps, etc. In fact, independent churches have always been a financial help in starting other independent churches.
I would not be a member of a SBC church because, while they have made some progress in recent years, their schools are still corrupt. Their much-touted missions program is incredibly impersonal with most SBC members knowing the name of one foreign missionary—Lottie Moon, a very committed, brilliant lady who died in 1912! My former church in Chattanooga, (a huge flagship church of many Independent Baptists in the south) joined the SBC. Also in Chattanooga is Abba’s House (formerly, Central Baptist Church) whose members speak in tongues, a problem rampant throughout SBC churches across the nation. A major problem in the SBC is the hundreds of women preachers and another big problem is the exploding growth of reformed theology among the clergy and seminary professors. I choose not to be linked, even loosely, to unbelief or
One of the most outrageous positions taken by the SBC is their support of a Muslim mosque in New Jersey that was denied permission to build by a local planning board. The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC has partnered with about twenty other “civil rights” groups in supporting the building of the mosque based on religious freedom. (More about that issue in a later column.) The SBC has been dying as the liberal denominations have for decades. The trend is empty pews and empty offering plates and that can’t continue before some changes must be made. Rather than lament their loss of members and fewer baptisms at their annual convention, they decided to act.
Note the timeline: on April 7, 2015, Baptist Press headlined, “Floyd: Recruit churches to SBC’s ‘exciting work’” and the next month, Ronnie Floyd, (President of the SBC) preached at BBFI in Springfield! Then, in February, 2017, Lyons led High Street into the SBC. Others will follow like sheep. The SBC decided to “evangelize” the Independent Baptist groups! It worked with the BBFI and others such as Grace Ministries network, Harvest Bible Fellowship network, now announcing as being “now SBC” also. Some would say that all’s fair in love and war and now church building; however, while SBC churches are not specializing in winning sheep, they are stealing sheep–by the sheepfold! Me? Well, I’ll stay where I am– as independent as a hog on ice!
Boys’ new book Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! was published recently by Barbwire Books; to get your copy, click here. An eBook edition is also available.
(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives; ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis, wrote columns for USA Today for eight years; authored 15 books and hundreds of columns and articles for Internet and print media publications; defended his beliefs on hundreds of talk shows. These columns go to newspapers, magazines, television, and radio stations and may be used without change from title through the end tag. His web sites are www.cstnews.com and
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Did Robert Mueller Cross the Line with an Assault on Trump?
Special counsel Robert Mueller is twisting the screws into Donald Trump with his Russia witch hunt. He’s pulling out all the stops to build a case to remove him from office. And he just crossed the line with a series of actions that reminded Americans of a third world police state. Mueller’s strategy to bring down Trump is to build a case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Critics believe Mueller is going to throw the book at Manafort in order to force him to turn on Trump and spill his guts about Russian collusion. He’s digging through Manafort’s financial records from as far back as 2006 in order to scrounge up any evidence that Manafort committed a crime.
“SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER’S TEAM IS REACHING BACK MORE THAN A DECADE IN ITS INVESTIGATION OF PAUL MANAFORT, A SIGN OF THE PRESSURE MUELLER IS PLACING ON PRESIDENT DONALD
TRUMP’S FORMER CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN.
THE FBI’S WARRANT FOR A JULY SEARCH OF MANAFORT’S ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, HOME SAID THE INVESTIGATION CENTERED ON POSSIBLE CRIMES COMMITTED AS
FAR BACK AS JANUARY 2006, ACCORDING TO A SOURCE BRIEFED ON THE INVESTIGATION. THE BROAD TIME FRAME IS THE LATEST INDICATION THAT MUELLER’S TEAM IS GOING WELL BEYOND RUSSIAN MEDDLING DURING THE CAMPAIGN AS PART OF ITS INVESTIGATION OF TRUMP CAMPAIGN ASSOCIATES. MANAFORT, WHO HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT OF AN FBI INVESTIGATION FOR THREE YEARS, HAS EMERGED AS A FOCAL POINT FOR MUELLER.”
But Mueller went even further in busting out the Gestapo tactics. His agents picked the lock on Manafort’s home and barged in to conduct their predawn raid.
The New York Times reports:
“PAUL J. MANAFORT WAS IN BED EARLY ONE MORNING IN JULY WHEN FEDERAL AGENTS BEARING A SEARCH WARRANT PICKED THE LOCK ON HIS FRONT DOOR AND RAIDED HIS VIRGINIA HOME. THEY TOOK BINDERS STUFFED WITH DOCUMENTS AND COPIED HIS COMPUTER FILES, LOOKING FOR EVIDENCE THAT MR. MANAFORT, PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FORMER CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN, SET UP SECRET OFFSHORE BANK ACCOUNTS. THEY EVEN PHOTOGRAPHED THE EXPENSIVE SUITS IN HIS CLOSET.”
The agents barreled through the door with guns drawn and even conducted a humiliating search on Manafort’s wife.
CNN also reports:
“FBI AGENTS ENTERED WITH GUNS DRAWN AND INSISTED ON SEARCHING KATHLEEN MANAFORT FOR WEAPONS, A STANDARD PART OF FBI SEARCHES BUT A JARRING EVENT FOR THE MANAFORTS, THE SOURCES SAID.”
Mueller’s investigators told Manafort they expected to indict him on financial crimes and tax evasion. The special counsel is following a standard prosecutorial technique of piling up charges against suspects on the lower rungs of an organization in order to turn them against the higher-ups. But Manafort has denied any collusion with the Russians. And no evidence exists that proves the Trump campaign coordinated with Moscow. Would Mueller actually encourage Manafort to lie? One Trump confidante believes that is the case. Roger Stone declared Mueller was trying to pressure Manafort into “bearing false witness” against Trump. Trying to entice Manafort into lying about collusion in order to bring down Trump is a line that no one believed Mueller was capable of crossing. But the point of this investigation is not to determine the truth. This investigation only exists to conjure up a rationale for Congress to impeach Trump.
Great American Daily Newspaper, September 12, 2017.
You Will Get Chipped – Eventually
LOS ANGELES — USA TODAY Aug.
13, 2017 Jefferson Graham
You will get chipped. It’s just a matter of time.
In the aftermath of a Wisconsin firm embedding microchips in employees last week to ditch company badges and corporate logons, the Internet has entered into full-throated debate.
Religious activists are so appalled, they’ve been penning nasty 1-star reviews of the company, Three Square Market, on Google, Glassdoor and social media.
On the flip side, seemingly everyone else wants to know: Is this what real life is going to be like soon at work? Will I be chipped? “It will happen to everybody,” says Noelle Chesley, 49, associate professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. “But not this year, and not in 2018. Maybe not my generation, but certainly that of my kids.” Gene Munster, an investor and analyst at Loup Ventures, is an advocate for augmented reality, virtual reality and other new technologies. He thinks embedded chips in human bodies is 50 years away. “In 10 years, Facebook, Google, Apple and Tesla will not have their employees chipped,” he says. “You’ll see some extreme forward-looking tech people adopting it, but not large companies.”
The idea of being chipped has too “much negative connotation” today, but by 2067 “we will have been desensitized by the social stigma,” Munster says.
For now, Three Square Market, or 32M, hasn’t offered concrete benefits for getting chipped beyond badge and log-on stats. Munster says it was a “PR stunt” for the company to get attention to its product and it certainly succeeded, getting the small start-up air play on CBS, NBC and ABC, and generating headlines worldwide. The company, which sells corporate cafeteria kiosks designed to replace vending machines, would like the kiosks to handle cashless transactions.
This would go beyond paying with your smartphone. Instead, chipped customers would simply wave their hands in lieu of Apple Pay and other mobile-payment systems.
The benefits don’t stop there. In the future, consumers could zip through airport scanners sans passport or drivers license; open doors; start cars; and operate home automation systems. All of it, if the technology pans out, with the simple wave of a hand.
Not a GPS tracker
The embedded chip is not a GPS tracker, which is what many critics initially feared. However, analysts believe future chips will track our every move.
For example, pets for years have been embedded with chips to store their name and owner contact. Indeed, 32M isn’t the first company to embed chips in employees. In 2001, Applied Digital Solutions installed the “VeriChip” to access medical records but the company eventually changed hands and stopped selling the chip in 2010.
In Sweden, BioHax says nearly 3,000 customers have had its chip embedded to do many things, including ride the national rail system without having to show the conductor a ticket.
In the U.S., Dangerous Things, a Seattle based firm, says it has sold “tens of thousands” of chips to consumers via its website. The chip and installation cost about $200.
After years of being a subculture, “the time is now” for chips to be more commonly used, says Amal Graafstra, founder of Dangerous Things. “We’re going to start to see chip implants get the same realm of acceptance as piercings and tattoos do now.” In other words, they’ll be more visible, but not mainstream yet.
“It becomes part of you the way a cellphone does,” Graafstra says. “You can never forget it, and you can’t lose it. And you have the capability to communicate with machines in a way you couldn’t before.” But after what we saw in Wisconsin last week, what’s next for the U.S. workforce? A nation of workers chipping into their pods at Federal Express, General Electric, IBM, Microsoft and other top corporations? Experts contend consumers will latch onto chips before companies do.
Chesley says corporations are slower to respond to massive change and that there will be an age issue. Younger employees will be more open to it, while older workers will balk. “Most employers who have intergenerational workforces might phase it in slowly,” she says. “I can’t imagine people my age and older being enthusiastic about having devices put into their bodies.” Adds Alec Levenson, a researcher at University of Southern California’s Center for Effective Organizations, “The vast majority of people will not put up with this.”
Three Square Market said the chips are voluntary, but Chesley says that if a company announces a plan to be chipped, the expectation is that you will get chipped — or risk losing out on advancement, raises and being a team player.
“That’s what we’re worried about,” says Bryan Allen, chief of staff for state Rep. Tina Davis (D), who is introducing a bill in Pennsylvania to outlaw mandatory chip embedding. “If the tech is out there, what’s to stop an employer from saying either you do this, or you can’t work here anymore.” Several states have passed similar laws, while one state recently saw a similar bill die in committee. “I see this as a worker’s rights issue,” says Nevada state Sen. Becky Harris (R), who isn’t giving up. “This is the wrong place to be moving,” she says.
Should future corporations dive in to chipping their employees, they will have huge issues of “trust” to contend with, says Kent Grayson, a professor of marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
“You’ve got to have a lot of trust to put one of those in your body,” Grayson says. Workers will need assurances the chip is healthy, can’t be hacked, and its information is private, he says.
Meanwhile, religious advocates have taken to social media to express their displeasure about chipping, flooding 32M’s Facebook page with comments like “boycott,” “completely unnecessary” and “deplorable.” On 32M’s Google page, Amy Cosari a minister in Hager City, Wisc., urges employees to remove the chip. “When Jesus was raised, he was raised body and soul, and it was him, not zombie, not a ghost and we are raised up in the same way,” Cosari wrote. ”Employees of 32Market, you are not a walking debit card.”
Get used to it, counsels Chesley. Ten years ago, employees didn’t look at corporate e-mail over the weekend. Now they we do, “whether we like it or not,” he says.
Be it wearable technology or an embedded chip, the always on-always connected chip is going to be part of our lives, she says. Contributing: Madeline Purdue in San Francisco.
Publishers note: The careful reader should notice several things about this ominous report. First it once again proves that God will always have a witness. When the Lord Jesus came into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday the disciples began to “rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen.” “And some of the Pharisees said, “Master, rebuke thy disciples. And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.” It is almost impossible to believe that almost all of so called “Christendom”, including Roman and Greek Catholicism, most of Protestantism, which includes Anglicism, Lutheranism, Presbyterianism, Methodism, and most everything else with few exceptions, for centuries have believed this event, recorded almost word for word from Rev. Chapter 13, to be a fairy tale equal to the Three Bears, the Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks or Snow White. You can also include the Preterists, Post-millennials, Neo-Puritans, Hyper-Calvinists, Reconstructionists, many Anti-Zionists and various mockers included at 2Pe 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming?) Tragically, the Southern Baptist Convention is seeing a great movement back toward the Post-Mil position, just as many Independent Baptists, who have always been pre-mil. are moving into the SBC.
Another thing the reader should note is that the secular writers of this article mentioned nothing about the fact that this event was recorded in the Holy Scriptures over twothousand years ago and that is the reason that there are apocalyptic warnings for those who receive such in their hand or forehead, not merely for the reasons the writers give, which labels this in the category of a massive “fake news story.” What if Nostradamus had made such a minute prediction, or even came close, do you think the media would ignore it? Don’t bet on it.
This is shear blasphemy to ignore the great God of the universe and the warnings that He has given mankind in His book known universally as the Bible. And yet on the front page of this same USA TODAY there is a story about NASA conducting a drill to see how well prepared we are to protect us from an actual asteroid if it were heading toward the earth. Be assured that if one did hit us directly it would be all over and there is nothing that NASA or Washington, or anyone else could do to help us, but there is something that, according to Rev. Ch. Thirteen and fourteen that we can do about the “Mark of the Beast that is coming.” DON’T TAKE IT.
Because according to Rev 14:9-12 – And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. 12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
Will Artificial Intelligence Rule The World?
By: Britt Gillette, Endtimes Bible
Prophesy. September 20, 2017
On September 1, 2017, Vladimir Putin addressed a group of students in Yaroslavl, Russia. Speaking of the future, Putin said the development of artificial intelligence (AI) presents “colossal opportunities and threats that are difficult to predict now” and “the one who becomes the leader in this sphere will be the ruler of the world.” That’s quite a statement coming from the leader of one of the world’s greatest powers. But regardless of whether or not you agree, this is a major story. In fact, it should be one of the biggest headline stories in years.
Why do I say that? Because Vladimir Putin, undisputed leader of Russia, a man who controls 7,000 nuclear warheads, made a public admission overlooked by almost every media outlet in the world.
I have to assume they missed it, otherwise Putin’s statement would have been the top headline all over the world. Why? Because Vladimir Putin said mutual assured destruction won’t last forever.
The End of Mutual Assured Destruction
Since 1949, mutual assured destruction (MAD) has been the linchpin of international peace. Fear of total destruction, the idea no one can win a war between two nuclear powers, is all that’s kept us from World War III. But all that is about to change, and Vladimir Putin knows it.
New technologies will one day render MAD obsolete. Artificial intelligence, molecular manufacturing, quantum computers, new missile defense systems, and other technologies will radically alter the balance of power. What if a nation can disable enemy missiles before they’re launched? Or, even if they are launched, what if they can shoot down those missiles before they reach their target? New technologies will make both scenarios possible.
Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have given the world a glimpse of unmanned drone technology. What happens as those drones become smaller and more powerful? What happens when swarms of drones the size of bees or mosquitoes attack a conventional army? What if they attack nuclear warheads? What if swarms of tiny submarines hunt down and disable nuclear submarines? New technologies will make these scenarios possible as well.
Even worse, numerous other threats could crop up, threats we have yet to imagine. As Putin says, artificial intelligence and its associated technologies will present “colossal opportunities and threats that are difficult to predict now.” This inherent uncertainty will further rode the effectiveness of MAD. For instance, what happens if militaries throughout the world decide to place critical battlefield decisions in the hands of artificial intelligence? Could a non-human intelligence spark a global
war? It might. And even if it doesn’t, the idea it could will impact the decisions world leaders make.
What Does This Mean?
Aside from his admission MAD will lose its effectiveness in the near future, Putin made another equally important admission. He said the nation leading this technological revolution “will rule the world.” This wasn’t an offhand remark. It was a public acknowledgement of what many people have known for a long time.
The nation that first develops artificial intelligence and molecular manufacturing will have an enormous military advantage over the rest of the world. MAD will be obsolete, and the leading nation will have superior weapons. This nation will have two choices. It can sit on its advantage until other nations catch up. Or it can use its advantage to conquer other nations. It will choose the second option. How can I be so sure? Because the first option will result in an unstable arms race that will probably lead to worldwide annihilation. Remember, MAD will no longer be effective. And post- MAD weapons will be even more powerful than nuclear weapons.
So it’s inevitable the leading nation will use its advantage to set up a global empire. Vladimir Putin knows this. That’s why he said, “the one who becomes the leader in this sphere will be the ruler of the world.” I’m sure Putin imagines he’ll win the race and establish a world empire for himself. But regardless of who wins, the leading nation will draw the same conclusion – global government is the only available course of action.
What the Bible Says
Those who study bible prophecy have long known what the Bible predicts for the end times. The Bible says a global empire will exist, one that rules every person on earth (Revelation 13:7). This empire will crush and devour the whole world (Daniel 7:23). And when it does, it will control almost every aspect of human life – to the point of determining “who can buy and who can sell” (Revelation 13:17).
According to Vladimir Putin, the leader in artificial intelligence will set up this global empire. He knows it. And other world leaders know it. Have no doubt about it, this was a public admission of an ongoing race. It’s a race among world governments. A race to develop new post-MAD technologies. And these technologies include more than artificial intelligence. They include molecular manufacturing, quantum computers, and other technologies most people are unaware of. In this race, there’s no silver medal. The second place nations get nothing. The first place nation gets the whole world. That’s quite a prize. So have no doubt, the race is on.
The end result will be a global empire (Revelation 13:7) and a worldwide police state with unprecedented power (Revelation 13:17). It’s just one more sign of the times. Jesus is coming! Britt Gillette is author of the free ebook Coming to Jesus: One Man’s Search for Truth and Life Purpose as well as Signs of the Second Coming: 11 Reasons Jesus Will Return in Our Lifetime.
Stand Down in Charlottesville!
Don Boys, Ph.D.
There is no justification for the anarchy in Charlottesville in recent days. The killer, after he is found guilty, should be forthwith executed after one appeal. And I would take that position if he were a Baptist preacher.
This is America and everyone has a right to express his or her opinion but no one has a right to violently suppress the opinions of others. A large group of white supremacists had a uniting rally in Charlottesville, and they had that right. An opposing group had every right to express their opinion of disagreement. However, no one had a right to push, beat, hit, spit on, and get physical with others. And of course, the driver of the automobile that killed one and injured many others is a despicable person.
However, those on the left usually refuse to admit to any complicity in such matters. If an event advances their cause, they support it and downplay any culpability on their part. A good example is “Black Lives Matter,” a leftist group that makes much noise but little sense. It is shocking that anyone could support them over “All Lives Matter.” However, racists look for their preferred skin color in order to support them–no matter how clearly they were wrong. That is dishonesty and hypocrisy.
Black Lives Matter protestors in Minnesota and Texas chanted to police officers: “Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon.” Would some leftists please try to justify that for me? Could those black protestors be racists? But the black racists went further chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want it? Now.” What is the difference in them and the jerks in Charlotte?
An acknowledgment of wrong on both sides would not excuse the haters and bigots on either side. In this particular case, the driver of the car was one of the haters and bigots. I wonder how the hypocrites on the left would have responded had the driver been a leftist bigot instead of a far right bigot? The “far right” protestors were there to protest the city’s decision to remove a statue of General Robert E. Lee. Some of them wore “Make America Great Again” hats. Does it surprise anyone that Trump has some far right nuts supporting him? It is admitted that both sides were violent by throwing bottles, hitting with sticks, etc.
Participants of both the white supremacist rally and counter-protesters traded blows and hurled bottles at one another, according to news accounts. I say, “A pox on both groups.”
President Trump criticized the event but not to the satisfaction of Democrats and some Republicans. Critics strongly accused the President of not singling out white supremacists. Of course, the Trump-haters would have castigated him for whatever he said.
One report commented on the “violence incited by the hundreds of protesters toting flags with swastikas and the Confederate flag.” The reports did not tell us that there were scores of swastikas and scores of Confederate flags. Or maybe scores of Confederate flags and a few swastikas. There is a world of difference in the two although non thinkers disagree. Former President Obama (wow, it is so refreshing to write that) got into the issue by quoting Nelson Mandela; however, he did not mention that Mandela was arrested with his handwritten copy of “Why I am a Communist.” I wrote at the time of his death, “Very few in the media are willing to tell the truth about this very soiled secular ‘saint.’ In fact, this will probably be the only thorough, truthful, and thoughtful information you will find on Mandela. Those bowing at the shrine of political correctness will suggest that it is tart, tacky, if not tasteless.”
For the young and the uninformed, it should be known that Mandela spent 27 years in prison because he was a saboteur (which he admitted at his trial) and espionage agent working against his government. He was not imprisoned because he fought for freedom but because he was involved in 23 different acts of sabotage and conspiring to overthrow the government. He should have been executed, but a soft court went wobbly at his 1963 trial. Nelson Mandela was a Black terrorist, but after his release by the hated white regime, he became rather docile and assumed a statesman-like persona. Except when he had seizures of stupidity by praising black tyrants from Angola to Zimbabwe. Mandela never saw a black dictator he didn’t like. That’s true of American Liberals also! No, Obama “forgot” or chose not to reveal those facts about Mandela. It seems it is acceptable to be a terrorist, or saboteur, etc., if one is a black leftist. I don’t like black or white leftists.
Cities and states have the right to remove whatever monuments they choose; however, they are not consistent in doing so. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were two of the most godly and principled men to ever live. Following the war, an insurance company offered Lee its presidency at a whopping annual salary of $10,000. They assured him that he would not have any duties since they only wanted the use of his name. But Lee told them his name was not for sale, declaring, “I cannot consent to receive pay for services I do not render.”
If the left insist on removing monuments to white supremacists then they must also remove the Lincoln Memorial and all the cities and streets named for the Great Emancipator. Lincoln wrote to Horace Greeley, “If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves, I would do it.” Lincoln was quite prepared to either perpetuate or end slavery to save the Union.
Lincoln’s white supremacist views are clearly expressed in his famous debates with Sen. Stephen Douglas, Lincoln explained to the crowd: “I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races … I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races from living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be a position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.” Will the hypocrites on the left try to rehabilitate Lincoln? No, they will pretend he was not like David Duke. After all, it is easier to hate Duke. Have younoticed that when Duke is mentioned, he is always identified as a “former klan member”? Have you also noticed that when Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Hugo Black was mentioned, it was never revealed that he was a former member of the KKK? Have you noticed the same thing with former Senate leader Robert Byrd of West Virginia? He is never mentioned as a former member of the Klan! Wonder why? Could it be because they were the darlings of the Democrat Party and the Main Stream Media? Just another example of the hypocrisy of the left. The Hill reported, “Protesters rallying in the name of the Charlottesville victims on Sunday night protested Trump at Trump Tower in New York City and Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Demonstrators held signs that read ‘No Free Speech For Fascists’ and ‘Make Racists Afraid Again…Smash White Supremacy!” I have heard no whining leftist rebuke those demonstrators and their demand to squash free speech. Since the leftist crowd is going after all white supremacists and slave owners, then they will be consistent and honest and demand that the Egyptian pyramids be razed to the desert sand since they too were built by slaves. Don’t hold your breath unless you like the color of blue.
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(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives; ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis, wrote columns for USA Today for eight years; authored 16 books and hundreds of columns and articles for Internet and print media publications; defended his beliefs on hundreds of talk shows. These columns go to newspapers, magazines, television, and radio stations and may be used without change from title through the end tag. His websites are www.cstnews.com and www.Muslimfact.com and www.thegodhaters.com. Contact Don for an interview or talk show.)
Teen weighs impact of joining school gay-straight alliance
This article appeared in the Florida Today Newspaper in August, 2017.
Dear Abby • I’m 14, starting my freshman year in high school and, of course, will be joining lots of clubs to prepare for college.
My best friend is gay, and when I asked her if she wanted to join any clubs together, she suggested the Gay-Straight Alliance club. As a saved Christian, I am unsure how to answer. I believe Christians should treat homosexuals with kindness and respect. I believe also in same-sex marriage because of the legal protection it gives a couple. I respect my friend’s decision, and I’m happy she’s happy with her life. My family doesn’t know how to respond either, though they have similar beliefs. I am afraid if my church found out, they would dislike me for joining, as well as question where I really stand as a Christian. Can you help? — CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE IN KENTUCKY
Dear Caught • I, too, believe that Christians (and people of all faiths) should treat each other with kindness and respect, regardless of their sexual orientation. But somewhere you got the impression that sexual orientation is a choice. It isn’t. Your friend’s orientation was determined before she was born, just as yours was. Wanting to support your friend by joining a Gay-Straight Alliance is a commendable thing to do, and it follows the Golden Rule.
Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, Calif. 90069.
Publishers note: Obviously, Dear Abby, under her pen name, Jeanne Phillips, sees herself as one to indoctrinate her readers to her own moral or amoral standards than a simple advice columnist. Unfortunately, she is basing her theories on the subject of homosexuality on the pseudo-scientific theories that she has learned from the American Psychiatric and American Medical Associations rather than other scientists that have far greater credentials than those that these groups have depended on. And as for this individual who declares themselves as a “saved Christian”, as if there were any other kind, they should take the advice of David rather than Abby when he said to walk not in the “counsel of the ungodly” (Ps. 1:1 (a). And Abby and her inquirer should also seek the inspired advice of Paul the Apostle who instructed Timothy with these words, O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen. (1 Tim. 6:20,21).
Whoever this, “saved Christian” is, should also consider the scripture that says, Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? (2 Cor. 6:14-15).
But the greatest sin lies with the spiritual leadership of this fourteen-year old, be it parents or Pastor or both. Surely this is what the Lord Jesus meant when He said, “Can the blind lead the blind? Shall they not both fall into the ditch?”
This individual who doesn’t say whether male or female says that they believe in marriage because of the, “legal protection it gives a couple.” How sad, Christian believers need to make decisions based on the Word of God, not on the protection of Caesar’s laws. Any arguments that we try to give to sodomites to get them to change their lifestyle will be like, spitting in the ocean, when it comes to putting out the fire as they burn in their lust toward each other (Rom. 1:27). The only one who can put that fire out is the Holy Spirit through the firey preaching of the gospel of Christ who has the power of God to quench the fire of lust that burns in the flesh that will put out the flames of a burning hell for those that commit this wicked, vile sin and every other sin that is rebellion against the law Word of God.
Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Rom 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.