Dangerous Trends 2017
Disney Now Has Cartoon Showing Homosexuals Kissing
The popular children’s entertainment company Disney aired its first-ever same-sex kissing scene on [February 28] during a broadcast of its television cartoon Star vs. the Forces of Evil, raising concerns from Christian and family groups who are calling upon parents to kiss Disney goodbye….
Homosexual advocacy groups cheered the inclusion, stating, “We’re getting there, one kiss at a time.”
…However, others expressed concern, stating that Disney should not be pushing the homosexual agenda on children.
“This is the last place parents would expect their children to be confronted with content regarding sexual orientation,” One Million Moms wrote on their website….
Editor’s Comments: Again Disney is promoting an agenda that is antifamily. Parents should think twice about allowing their children to watch anything currently coming from them.
UK, Australia Won’t Fund Free Abortions After Trump Defunds International Planned Parenthood
The United Kingdom and Australia did not give money to a new global abortion fund [early March], despite intense pressure from abortion activists worldwide.
The new “She decides” abortion fund comes in reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order prohibiting American taxpayer funding to groups that promote or perform abortions overseas.
USA Today reports representatives from more than 45 countries attended a meeting about the new abortion fund on [March 2] in Brussels, Belgium. About a dozen countries and several private donors pledged money totaling 181 million euros (about $190 million), according to the report.
While the UK and Australia sent representatives to the meeting, neither country promised money.
“Straight Pride” Fliers Removed From School
“Straight Pride” fliers were removed [March 3] by an Indiana high school before the students arrived [at] school. The 16-year-old….student who created and hung “Straight Pride” fliers in an Indiana high school has spoken out since officials took them down….and fellow students hosted a pro-acceptance gathering over the weekend in response to the incident.
The fliers ….read, “Celebrate being straight at JHS by not annoying the heck out of everyone about your sexual orientation!” along with “We are taking back the rainbow” and “Brought to you by all the students that are sick of hearing about your LGBT Pride.” -theblaze.com
Sixty percent of “millennials” are living with their parents or other relatives or are sharing living quarters with a roommate (USA Today, 3/21/17. Source, Trulia Analysis of Census data).
“Millennials” they call them. They’re between the ages of 18 and 35.
We will admit that certain circumstances in anybody’s family could create the necessity for staying at home. That could be true at almost any age, but 60 percent is three out of five. That’s a perplexing statistic.
Why aren’t these birds leaving the nest? Is it because they have not learned to fly? Have we failed to get them ready to make it on their own?
Financial issues will account for some of this; but knowing the way our society is being shaped, it is pretty clear that the bigger issue is young people who are unready to be adults.
Christian families need to be alert to how they are raising their offspring.
This article is another reason I believe this could be the terminal generation. Absolutely any people with convictions about anything whatsoever, will be able to supersede this clueless and feckless generation who lack personal values, integrity, and cannot even pull their own weight. Pastor Steve
An enemy said of Spurgeon, “Here is a man who has not moved an inch forward in all his ministry. At the close of the nineteenth century he is teaching the theology of the first century and is proclaiming doctrine current in Nazareth and Jerusalem in the first century!” Spurgeon considered it his greatest compliment.
What is the profit to America by having endless economic prosperity, computers and a hundred channels of television in every home…if our families are shattered and our children corrupted? -Former Senator Bill Armstrong
A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a devil. -James A. Garfield
I will blaze the trail, though my grave be only a steppingstone that younger men may follow and make Christ known where He is unknown. -C. T. Studd
Much of our difficulty as seeking Christians stems from our unwillingness to take God as He is and adjust our lives accordingly. We insist upon trying to modify Him and to bring Him nearer to our own image. A.W. Tozer
Perhaps you have never been stalked by a bloodthirsty beast of prey. Nevertheless, there is a wild beast on your trail. Swift and pitiless, retribution trails you. “Be sure your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23).
I don’t want anybody falling over me into Hell, saying, “Brother Curtis preached it but didn’t practice it.” -Curtis Hutson
Remember, you are your own doctor when it comes to curing cold feet.
And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. Luke 22:15
Not “the” Passover but “this” Passover-the last Passover before the cross. The Lord fully knew what awaited Him after the supper; “before I suffer”. He knew all about the arrest, the unrighteous trial, the mockery, scourging, thorns, cross and death that loomed before Him. Yet there would be resurrection and joy too. But before all of that, He earnestly desired this last supper with His own. What about us? Our Lord is alive and today may we say to Him, “Lord, with desire have I desired to eat this supper, to remember you, thank you, and worship you. -Carl Knott
Break ye the bread and pour the wine, as ye have seen your Master do; This body and this blood of Mine, is broken and shed for you. -John Pierpont
Because of God’s love, we are never truly alone.
INSIGHT: The circumstances that took place on the night of Jesus’s betrayal seemed to be confused, chaotic, and out of control. But our Lord’s measured words in facing His betrayer showed His understanding of the big picture of God’s sovereign plan. Without the cross we could not be redeemed. Dennis Fisher
My favorite all time quotation of Charles Haddon Spurgeon:
A quote from Charles Spurgeon on the unmatched-supremacy of the gospel of Jesus Christ:
Oh! down, down, down, with everything else, but up, up, up, with the cross of Christ! Down with your baptism, and your masses, and your sacraments! Down with your priestcraft, and your rituals, and your liturgies! Down with your fine music, and your pomp, and your robes, and your garments, and all your ceremonials. But up, up, up, with the doctrine of the naked cross, and the expiring Saviour. Let the voice ring throughout the whole world, “Look unto Me and live!” There is life in a look at the Crucified One!
~Charles Spurgeon (Christ, The Glory Of His People 826.464)
And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues. Luke 7:21
What if a doctor examined you and gave you the news that you were terminally ill? You are, spiritually! You were born with the congenital disease of sin, and it is fatal (Romans 6:23). No doctor, medicine, diet, philosophy, or religion can cure this plague. The Lord Jesus Christ is your only hope. If you repent and call on Him in faith, He will save you in that same hour. He alone has the power to cure you of sin and its deadly effect. Come out of denial, recognize your condition and need, and call upon the Lord. Time is running out. Do it now! -Carl Knott
Time is gliding swiftly by, death and judgment draweth nigh, To the arms of Jesus fly, be in time. -Charles H. Mason
I have spent a lot of time over the years, taking trips to other nations and continents where the Gospel is better received. Yes, I know we are to “be instant in and out of season,” but nonetheless it is truly exhilarating to observe people respond favorably to the Word of God. My heart goes out to missionaries who spend a lifetime toiling away in a pagan environment and fail to see even one convert. Our church is hosting a revival the week after next. Let me contrast what a real revival is compared to what we call a revival. A real revival is when the saints of God are convicted by the Word of God. When this happens, the saints fall in line with God’s will for their lives and obey Him. The lost become saved! THAT is God’s idea of a windswept and heart touching revival. The book of Acts is one big revival. The modern definition however is different – It is when the local church hosts a guest speaker for a period of time, and he expounds upon the Word of God to the congregation and friends. These use to be very effective, prior to our nation becoming Gospel hardened. Now, the church gravitates towards other less convicting pursuits such as music concerts, block parties, trunk or treat, Easter egg hunts and the like. I attempted to advertise our revival on a contemporary Christian radio station’s website, and it has been “pending” for two weeks. Funny, when I requested promotions for contemporary musicians we just hosted, they went right through. Why is this? Well, the radio station, I will hide their identity and just call them “W Christian Lite,” promotes the feel good aspects of the Gospel and not the whole counsel of God. I appreciate all kinds of Christian music, but note the absence of key doctrines from many of the contemporary musicians: 1)Some are ashamed of the mere name of Jesus. We sometimes wonder who they are singing about when the only reference to the Lord is an impersonal pronoun. 2)Lacking also is conviction over sin and the need for repentance, without which one cannot become saved. This is often totally absent. 3)The reality of hell is rarely mentioned. 4)The need to be born again (John 3:3) and receive a new heart is omitted. …..and others. The question remains: “Is a partial “grace only Gospel,” really the Gospel. My answer is: “No way Jose.” On the bright side, the one faithful Christian radio station in our area, WSEB, will promote the revival. I will not have to even listen to check and see if they share the news of our revival. How do I know this? Because I know who the station manager is, and the preachers they feature, and the great Christian aura about their station in general. Many of our churches have false doctrine, watered down doctrine, and no longer even focus on the Bible in their teaching and preaching. The churches that are still truly faithful (and we praise the Lord for them), are often sparsely attended, with a great majority of their membership being seniors. We have arrived at the generation who knows not the Lord. When prayer and Bible reading were excised from the schools in the early 1960’s, we set the stage for our nation to turn away from the Lord. We have sown the wind, and are reaping the whirlwind. God is not mocked and we will reap what we have sown.
Hosea 8:7 King James Version (KJV)
7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk; the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.
Galatians 6:7 King James Version (KJV)
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
The Bible forecasts NOT a revival but a great falling away (apostasy) before the coming of the Lord.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 King James Version (KJV)
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Now, let not your heart be troubled. In spite of the sad conditions in our apostate nation today, this is all a forecast for a great soon coming future for the believer:
Luke 21:28 King James Version (KJV)
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Amen and amen!
Pray For Revival In America
Maranatha, Pastor Steve
When they come to write the story of the spiritual resurrection of 21st Century America, a new type of shepherd will likely have come forward.
These forerunners will have stood in flat contradiction to everything that the Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton types holds dear.
*** Baby Butcher For President 2016 ***
How would you like to be aborted Hillary, just before you would have been born? You are a murderer.
They will contradict, denounce and protest in the name of God what Secularism has done to America. They “will love Christ and the souls of men to the point of willingness to die for the glory of the one and the salvation of the other. But they will fear nothing that breathes with mortal breath.“*
With a Hillary Clinton presidency America is about to learn something that can be learned in no other way, the ethical path is the only safe one. “When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I”, cried the sweet Psalmist of Israel.** ” Tribulation brings us to God and God to us.”***
The anointed eye recognizes that what is needed today are those with the ability to “appraise the religious scene as viewed from God’s position, and to tell us what is actually going on.”**** Most desperately needed is not another market research firm specializing in the study of religious beliefs and behavior of the American pews, but thermostats who impact and regulate the spiritual climate of the nation.
Evangelical pastors and pews must take our game to the next level. Fundamentally we must begin to comprehend that Religious Liberty will be won by organizing and notSunday sermons. A Sunday sermon is not a denomination of political currency; mustering and marshaling parishioners to the public square is. But be not mistaken, the teaching of the whole counsel of God in America’s pulpits, and the resurrection of prayer in America’s churches — led by the senior pastor — will determine if America remains free.
The disciples of godless Secularism are not cowed by sermons, marches, or prayer rallies. Those doing this to our country must be removed from the public stage, that’s the initial stopgap. Following secularists removal from office — if America is to be saved — Secularism will have to be demolished, eliminating its choke-hold on the media, public education, higher learning, Big Business, the Supreme Court, Federal Courts, and Hollywood.
What Secularism is doing to America is gambling with the very life of the nation; most Americans are unalarmed and clueless. What is the matter with the people of America?
If America is to receive a 21st Century spiritual resurrection, it will likely be by other means than deployed in the last three-quarters century. If the church in the 21st Century is to recover from the injuries suffered in the 20th Century, there must appear a new model in the public square. The “Inside the Beltway” and “Family Policy Boys” approach will never do. Running a bus across a state the week before an election, when 50% of the vote is already in from early voting, is political suicide…and naiveté.
We need a Gideon or Rahab to make a stand.
* A.W. Tozer
** Psalm 61:2
*** Phillip Bennett Power
The theme of sodomy/homosexuality is a hot button topic today, frequently coming up in conversation. President Obama is doing everything he can, in order to promote the acceptance of this sinful lifestyle throughout our country. Rainbow colors have been splashed on the White House, as the Supreme Court advocated “gay marriage” through a 5-4 vote. The Bible is replete with scriptures in both the Old and New Testaments, that label sodomy as not only a sin but an abomination. All three monotheistic religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam) unequivocally condemn this sin. The Christian church needs to show love for people engrossed in this lifestyle, but there is a dire need for those who engage in this practice to repent. There is no free pass – this is not a “special” sin we overlook. The challenge the church has, in my opinion, is dealing with those who engage in this lifestyle, and erroneously interpret God’s demand for repentance as hatred. The church needs to be consistent in revealing the sinners’ need for contrition in order to be saved. Helping people to see their sin is love. If there is no repentance on the sinners’ part, we continue to show them unconditional love, yet they will not be allowed to join with the body of Christ.
Now here is where it gets dicey. If we were to converse in church about the aforementioned paragraph, we would all be on the same page. But if I am presiding over conversation and I mention the sin of fornication, then things get quiet. All of the sudden, the aura of self righteous condemnation dissipates. I observe changes in body language, inflection of tone in speech, and even stone cold silence. Fornication, of course, is the generic sweeping term that includes any kind of sexual union outside of holy matrimony. Any relationship outside of marriage is absolutely forbidden. As the old joke goes: “Preacher, you have left preaching and gone to meddling.” No, the message is now focused on your sin or your struggle. This is the premier sin that I have run into in the church for well over three decades. Our culture is so base today, that in many a church, fornication flies under the radar. I have seen many who are living this lifestyle, come to church consistently, and never come under conviction! The Bible tells us that an unrepentant fornicator will not go to heaven. We are glad when all people come to church, but the desired effect of anyone’s attendance is for their repentance, without which one cannot be saved! If blatant sexual sinners are consistently attending church without a change in their hearts, it is evident that the entire counsel of God is not being preached or adhered to. If they keep living in sin without a change of heart, they become “leaven” in the church, and they convince visitors and enquirers, that this must be all right, because absolutely no one confronts the issue! This also gives the enemies of God a chance to blaspheme, since they look inside the church and conclude that if their lifestyle is no different from mine, why should I be a part of the church? Good question.
The church in America will continue to decline dramatically until if/when we once again become the church the way the Lord meant for it to be – described graphically in the book of Acts.
Ephesians 5:3 King James Version (KJV)
3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
If you take issue with this article, your problem is not with the blog author. It is with the Author of the first book run off the Gutenberg printing press – the Bible. i.e. Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, I Kings 14:24, I Kings 15:12, Judges 19:22-30, Genesis 18:20, Genesis 19:4-14, Genesis 13:13, I Timothy 1:10, I Corinthians 6:9, Romans 1:26-27, Hebrews 12:16, Hebrews 13:4, Jude 6-7, II Corinthians 12:21, Galatians 5:19, Ephesians 5:3, Colossians 3:5, Revelation 21:8, Luke 13:3, Luke 13:5, Matthew 4:17, etc., etc., etc., etc.
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Lord Help This Sin Sick Nation. This Prayer Focuses On The Democratic National Convention (DNC) Meeting This Week In Philadelphia:
|Tell your friends, family, neighbors, and others in your church about this special event. We need the whole country praying for our broken political process and the future of our nation.May God richly bless you—and I look forward to praying with youtomorrow.
“The Lord was moved by prayer for the land.” —2 Samuel, 24:25, NASB
2 Chronicles 7:14 King James Version (KJV)
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Pray For Revival In America!
Monday Morning, June 13, 2016
Pastor’s Conference of the Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis
David Platt International Mission Board (IMB) President Theme Of Conference II Timothy 4:5
David’s Text Ephesians 2:1-10
Ephesians 2:1-10 King James Version (KJV)
1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.