Thursday, May 25, 2006
I sometimes go into a chatroom on Paltalk called "Kickback Cafe" and when I do go in there I last no longer then 10 minutes. The reason is the heresy that flies around the room. To be quite frank, it turns my stomach sick and the reason being is there may be a few people in there searching for truth and all they are getting are lies. Folks in this chatroom and many other chatrooms calling themselves christians, and you know they are not because of the false doctrine they follow. There are so many different churches with so many false doctines. It gets to the point were they almost sound cultish and some really are.What do we do, when we as a church, do not unite in truth? I read this once and it sure gives you something to think about...
"You say, 'We want unity.' Oh, really? What kind of unity? 'We want all the churches to get together.' Oh, really? You mean in error, in confusion, in heresy? That is, dear friends, the ecumenical movement of our hour, in which all the great denominations and all the great church leaders are becoming more and more unified. In what? -- in compromise and theological error; and this is the ultimate horror""The Ecumenical Movement of the Hour" is here, look around you. Churches joining other churches that are not biblically sound.Pastors speaking at a get-together with other pastors that are so unbiblically sound., What is wrong with this picture....it leads to the Ecumenical Movement. Do we not stand up for truth or do we just compromise the truth for unity.
A BIG NO!!!!!
This is what satan wants, truth mixed with heresy because when you mix truth with lies you have destroyed truth--it is currupt. As the years go on, we are going to find less and less people that want to stand up for the truth because those that will hold up to truth will be persecuted--you can feel it now when you fight for the truth and yes I mean FIGHT because most around you do not want hear Truth and it makes them angry. Many of our brothers and sisters have been persecuted in years past, many Christian Martyrs have died in the name of Christ, years past and today. How far will you go in the name of Christ? Would you be a Martyr for Christ, will you stand up for truth against a family member or friend, will you stand up for truth even if it means lossing a friendship? How important is truth to you, How important is truth to me?
Sunday, May 21, 2006
It's Sunday Morning and it's another day with the Lord. I was reading Steve Camps Blog "Audience One" and thinking how the Lord has given us such wise men to learn from. I also enjoy what John Macarthur, Al Mohler have to say. I have heard a lot about John White but I have not really read a lot if him and I do plan to. I love to read a lot of what the old time Warriors have to say. A lot are called Puritans but I like the word "Warrior" because they fought the good fight way back when, defending the word and they were such true Warriors. There was Spurgeon. What a man of God. This man did not pull any punches, he said it as it was, no matter how offended someone got. One of his quotes I love is
"As sure as God puts His children in the furnace he will be in the furnace with them”
Isn't that so true, He will never forsake us, even when we are in trouble He is there, when we are ill, He is there when we are sinning...He is there.
He watches over us and is there when we walk with Him and when we are out of fellowship with him, through sin. He is there. I think sometimes we forget He is there and sees all we do. When you really think back at those times when we were sinning and really think on the fact He seen what we did, it humbles you.
John 10:27-28 27 "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 28 "And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. And....one of my favorite verses...
Romans 8:38-39 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
There is NOTHING, NOTHING that will separate us from the Lord. What comfort that is, but that does not give us the right to continually sin as some think. It just showed His love to be eternal ....for ever and ever. Other great men of God from the past are Arthur Pink, Thomas Watson, Jonathon Edwards, Andrew Murray and so many more. We should thank the Lord for men and women past and present that have helped us, taught us and guided us throughout our walk. We should thank our pastors and fellow believers for what they have done in our lives. I have met a few Pastors online that I really enjoy fellowship with. I have the opportunity to hear them preach and there words have blessed me.
Throughout the world our brothers and sisters are reaching out to the lost.The world needs to see the love we have for one another. We are to esteem one another, even in good times and bad. Thank you Lord for all the people you have brought into my life, past and present and future, but most of all I am truly blessed by YOU into my life. Thank you for choosing me as one of the flock. Thank you for forgiving me of my sins and dying on the cross and bearing each and every one of them. I pray I can walk in your foot steps each day. I love you Lord.
Sunday, May 14, 2006
I just wanted share a poem I wrote for my Mom. My mother has blessed me through out my life. she has always been there for all her children. She always showed the example of putting others first. She has been married to my dad for over 50 years and they had 4 children and lost 2 children. My mom has been the best parent and wife anyone could ask for. She has been through so much in her life but has always been "The Rock" of the family. My mom has been through breast cancer and lost one of her Breasts to a infection in her insides that almost killed her. My mom showed such strength through out both those times.
My Mom's mom has a lot to do with the strength my mom has now. My Mother is my Grandmother all over again and I hope someday my children will say the same of me. You are so much like your mom!
Today is Mother's Day and I would like to share a poem that I wrote about my dear mom.....
What can I say about
a lady that's full of love
I guess I can only say
she was sent from above.
A lady full of grace and
full of love beyond others,
She to me is the best
among any mothers.
She has taught me to love
she has taught me to live my life
how to be a good mother
and to be a good wife.
She has shown all her children
a love that will never fail,
It is undying no matter what
It's promises is to prevail.
She is a mother that is
so precious, to her own,
just because of all the love
she has shown.
Her love has been made of
great devotion, sacrifice and pain,
it has been endless and unselfishand
enduring minus any selfish gain.
I thanked God for the caring
you've shown me through the years,
for the closeness we've enjoyed
in time of laughter and of tears.
Your love determined how
We Ioved ourself and others too
it affects everything in life
and in everything we do.
You helped me through many times
when I felt helpless and alone,
you always showned when I was wrong
and those were time I had grown.
You are the greatest Nana
there ever can be,
Your grandchildren will
confess thisjust ask and you'll see.
You are my mom and I will
shout this with pride every day,
I thank the Lord for you
when ever I pray.
Thank you mom for loving
me as you do,
Because I will tell you right now
I will forever love you.
My MOM, yes MY MOM
A lady full of Grace.
My mentor, my example
She will always be in first place!
Sunday, May 07, 2006
Sunday, May 07, 2006I AM A PLAIN OLE BAPTIST GIRL"...... I have no attachments to the name "Baptist". I am not a Reform Baptist, I am not a Charismatic Baptist, and I am not Armenian Baptist nor a Calvinist Baptist. I’m just Plain Ole Baptist, that believes in the doctrines of grace. I do hold to the doctrine found in the what folks call the "TULIP". I do believe this Because of the fall, man is unable of himself to savingly believe the gospel. The sinner is dead, blind, and deaf to the things of God; his heart is deceitful and desperately corrupt. His will is not free, it is in bondage to his evil nature; therefore, he will not--indeed he cannot--choose good over evil in the spiritual realm. Consequently, it takes much more than the Spirit's assistance to bring a sinner to Christ--it takes regeneration by which the Spirit makes the sinner alive and gives him a new nature. Faith is not something man contributes to salvation but is itself a part of God's gift of salvation--it is God's gift to the sinner, not the sinner's gift to God. **TOTAL DEPRAVITY** I do believe we do not come to the Lord without Him first drawing us. I do **UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION** **I do believe Christ's redeeming work was intended to save the elect only and actually secured salvation them. His death was a substitutionary endurance of the penalty of sin in the place of certain specified sinners. In addition to putting away the sins of His people, Christ's redemption secured everything necessary for their salvation, including faith which united them to Him. The gift of faith is infallibly applied by the Spirit to all for whom Christ died, thereby guaranteeing their salvation.**LIMITED ATONEMENT** I do believe In addition to the outward general call to salvation which is made to everyone who hears the gospel, the Holy Spirit extends to the elect a special inward call that inevitably brings them to salvation. The external call (which is made to all without distinction) can be, and often is, rejected; whereas the internal call (which is made only to the elect) cannot be rejected- it always results in conversion. By means of this special call the Spirit irresistibly draws sinners to Christ. He is not limited in His work of applying salvation by man's will, nor is He dependent upon man's cooperation for success. The Spirit graciously causes the elect sinner to cooperate, to believe, to repent, and to come freely and willingly to Christ. God's grace, therefore, is invincible; it never fails to result in the salvation of those to whom it is extended.**IRRESISTIBLE GRACE ** and I do believe All who were chosen by God, redeemed by Christ, and given faith by the Spirit are eternally saved. They are kept in faith by the power of Almighty God and thus persevere to the end. **PERSEVERANCE OF THE SAINTS **The bible is quite clear on all these subjects.
I wonder sometimes where the church is going today. I see such division amongst the brethren and it is disturbing. A lot fo the times things are candy coated.Today's churches seem to be so watered down. I see to much seeker friendly churches popping up all over the place and it is frightening to be quite honest. Churches that are catering to the world instead of being used for worshiping and the feeding the flock. Churches that have restaurants and movie theatres in them. What is wrong with picture? These churches are trying to draw people to church by having this on their properties? What happen to the Lord drawing people to church, does He need help from Ronald McDonald now? The problem is we don't use church for the purpose God meant it to be? The purpose of the church is: (1) teaching Biblical doctrine, (2) providing a place of fellowship for believers, (3) observing the Lord’s supper, and (4) praying. The church is meant for the believer. ” The church is to be a place of fellowship, where Christians can be devoted to one another and love one another (Romans 12:10), instruct one another in truth(Romans 15:14), be kind and compassionate to one another (Ephesians 4:32), encourage each another (1 Thessalonians 5:11), and most importantly love one another (1 John 3:11).It is there to grow together and learn together so that we can go out into the world and share the gospel with the Lost of the world. The church is to both promote the Gospel and prepare its members to proclaim the Gospel (1 Peter 3:15).Today's churches seem to have more music time then feeding time. Worship is important but so is the word. How can a baby christen grow without the word being preached, he or she needs milk found in the word, eh/she needs to be nourished. To be quit frank, a lot the worship used to day are not biblically sound. It is seeker friendly words; the songs sometimes are not the words of truth and conviction. Finally, I read this once and it is so true. So, with all that said, what is the purpose of the church? I like the illustration in 1 Corinthians 12:12-27. The church is God’s “body” – we are His hands, mouth, and feet in this world. We are to be doing the things that Jesus Christ would do if He were here physically on the earth. The church is to be “Christian” – “Christ-like” and Christ-following.