Science Confirms The Bible: Sexual Sin Is Against Your Own Body

Any sexual union outside of holy matrimony is playing with fire, and is toying with a viper.  Thinking upon (lust), watching (pornography), and engaging in (fornication) in sexual sin will sear one’s conscience like a hot iron and warp one’s soul.  Blessings, Pastor Steve

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Science Confirms The Bible: Sexual Sin Is Against Your Own Body
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By Carol Archebelle/Kingdom Works January 15, 2018

Have you ever wondered why sexual sin is against your own body?

1 Corinthians 6:18 warns of negative physical consequences to sexual sin:  “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.”

Now, science confirms exactly how this works.

Whether it be premarital sex, adultery, or viewing pornography, sexual sin alters our brain function and, when indulged in repeatedly, can lead to a seared conscience – an actual brain phenomenon that numbs us to guilt and conviction of our wrongdoing.

Four Times Stronger than Morphine

When porn is viewed, several things happen to the brain involving powerful hormones–two of which are Oxytocin and Vasopressin.

Often called “the love hormone,” oxytocin is released when we hug or kiss a loved one. It regulates social interaction and sexual reproduction, playing a role in empathy, generosity, orgasm, and human bonding.

Vasopressin is a hormone found in most mammals which is also used as a medication… it numbs the pain.
When we watch pornography and “act out,” the sexual sin releases a powerful concoction, creating a perplexing issue for the human body.

Fundamentally, the bonding hormones of Oxytocin and Vasopressin form a rewiring of the brain with the wrong material, that lures the individual deeper into a prison of their own making.

An intoxicating combination of hormones – intended to bring loved ones closer together and promote mental healing – are instead operating out of sinful activity, completely confusing the mind.

Dr. Doug Weiss, Executive Director of Heart to Heart Counseling Center and expert contributor to the Conquer Series, a cinematic DVD series that helps men break free from pornography, elaborates:

“When you have a sexual experience, your brains makes these opiates which are four times stronger than morphine. Boom! It hits your brain, your brain lights up like a Christmas tree. This is the highest chemical reward your brain gets for anything. That’s why a lot of guys get in trouble, even in ministry. They don’t know their brain is defective.”

When the brain has been changed in this way, sexual sin takes a profound toll.

The individual knows that watching porn is a shameful act and one to be kept a secret.

Yet each time they view porn, they find themselves trusting it more, pairing with the porn stars or the activity with a deep mental bond, and feeling healed by the sexual sin… they are trapped in a destructive cycle.

Searing Your Conscience

There is a part of your brain that is responsible for convicting you of wrongdoing.

It’s that little voice inside of you… we call it our conscience.

If you continue to participate in wrong behavior, however, eventually you become desensitized to this convicting presence. That part of your brain simply stops responding.

In effect, your conscience is seared, just as the Bible says in 1 Timothy 4:2:  “Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.”

That’s not all. When this area of your brain stays active chronically, you will eventually impair your ability to feel pleasure as well.

Dr. Tim Jennings, expert contributor to the Conquer Series, explains:  “People who damage their pleasure centers in this way will often be disinterested in healthy relationships, will often become apathetic, and they will seek out either more high-risk behaviors or drugs or other types of things to stimulate the pleasure centers so they can feel this.”

If you recognize yourself in this, there is hope.

Hope of Victory over Pornography is Here

From a five-year Pure Desire Ministries national survey of churches entitled Porn Use in the Evangelical Church, we know that 68% of male attendees and 30% of the females view porn on a regular basis.

So one must understand that this journey is a tough one.

While there are many in bondage to pornography, there is an increasing number of men who are finding freedom through the Conquer Series, for example. Host of the series, Dr. Ted Roberts, former Marine Fighter Pilot and pastor, has a 90% success rate in helping men break free from porn and sexual addiction.

Dr. Weiss, Dr. Jennings, and Dr. Roberts are just several of the many experts featured in the Conquer Series DVD set who provide amazing insight, Biblical principles, and practical steps that set men free from sexual sin.

Learn more about The Conquer Series here.Read more at http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=1929#wEzzV4syY2WsG3YG.99

 

 

 

 

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In Memoriam ~ A Tribute To My Dad And The Rock Island Line

This entry is a tribute to this blog author’s earthly father, Howard Charles Thompson.  Howard’s mother died during his birth and his father blamed him for it.  His dad was a worthless drunkard and a womanizer, who abused Howard in his early years.  Howard ended up being raised by his aunt, and she gave him some wonderful guidance.  Howard’s temper and short fuse was one of his besetting sins which was passed down to my brother Fred and myself.  The Bible plainly refers to some sins that are passed down to the third and fourth generation.

 Exodus 34:7  King James Version (KJV)
7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

Howard was a humble man who thought nothing of himself, and loved his wife and children.  He worked as a railroad fireman and later as an engineer for the Rock Island Railroad near Chicago in northern Illinois.  When I was four or five years old he gave me a thrill that I remember as if it were yesterday.  He took me to the roundhouse where the behemoth diesel locomotives were housed and worked on, followed by a ride in one of the switch engines to the turntable, and then we went all around the railroad yard, and I pulled the air horn to boot.  I was hooked on trains from that time onward, and have a layout in my man cave/shed to this day.  He was a good man humanly speaking but he was lost and so were we.  We always said several prayers growing up as we prepared to go to sleep-  we were a good, moral family who were lost in our sins.  Excuses always came up when “church going” was the topic at hand.  “It is my only day to sleep in,”  etc., etc., etc.  You have heard them all.  When I was in college in 1973, my parents moved from Chicago, Illinois to Pompano Beach, Florida – and they were both saved from their sins, as they learned to trust Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and received Him in their hearts.  They became born again Christians while attending Ocean Drive Lutheran Church in Pompano Beach.  I was amazed at the change in them (II Corinthians 5:17), and how loving all the people were in their new church home.  I received salvation seven years later and that is another story.  I learned that my dad became perfect in the Lord’s sight because of Christ’s sacrifice for us, and that his sins were covered.  Like all of us, he received some “curve balls” in life that would have done him in, if not for the blood of Christ.  Thank you Jesus, for saving my parents, and for this precious truth to come to me as well, several years later.  Thank you for a humble, hard working blue collar father who worked for the Rock Island Line.  Both the Rock Island and my dad are now gone from this fallen planet, but Howard is in “a land that is fairer than day, and by faith we can see it afar.”  Thank you Jesus for the precious hope that You give to the believer.  Thank you that Christians never say goodbye forever.  We can say: “I will see you here, there, or in the air.”   All Because Of Him,  Pastor Steve

Salvation:  Don’t Leave Earth Without It.

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According To The Following Article, Addiction To Pornography Is As Bad Or Worse Than Addiction To Heroin

Proverbs 23:7a  King James Version (KJV)
7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…

***   Only God knows the total ramifications of this awful sin, selling your mind, heart and soul to such filth and debauchery.  Let the Lord be in total control of your thought life, what you see, where you go, and what you do.   ***

Philippians 4:8  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Romans 12:2  King James Version (KJV)
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

 

This Is Your Brain On Porn

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This Is Your Brain On Porn

Looking at brain scans, it’s easy to see.

The brain of a porn addict looks similar to – and perhaps even worse than – a drug addict’s.

A normal brain has the topography of a beach ball… nice and smooth. In stark contrast is the Swiss-cheese-like surface of a porn addict’s brain.

It’s shocking and scary, but the good news is that the damage can be reversed.

To understand why this happens – and how to fix it – we need to understand just a little bit about the brain.

Who’s in Charge?

The CEO of your brain is the prefrontal cortex. It is the top front portion of your brain and, though it may be smaller in size, it really runs the show.

It is responsible for good decision making, impulse control, planning, and other complex functions befitting its executive position… and it’s not fully formed until the age of 25.

 On the brain scans of porn addicts, the prefrontal cortex looks diminished – much like a deflated tire.

By watching porn, this person has bypassed their CEO many times to go straight to “I want to feel good.”

That “feel good” portion of your brain would be your limbic system.

This is why an addict will do things they never thought they would, because their higher reasoning takes a back seat and the limbic system takes over.

Operating on Automatic: Our Limbic System

Our limbic system is housed in a lower section of the brain.

It’s our survival system – where we act on impulse to jump out of the way of an oncoming train, for instance. Dodging certain death is an automatic reaction that we don’t have to think about.

Because one of its purposes is to keep us alive, the limbic system can overpower the prefrontal cortex.

This is great when facing a dangerous situation.

It’s not so great when it’s been bypassed on a daily basis to do something our CEO would put a stop to… and watching porn fits that bill.

The Delicate Balance

Your limbic system acts as the gas pedal, while your prefrontal cortex is the brakes. Even in a normal situation, the limbic system can override the prefrontal cortex.

Dr. Ted Roberts, former Marine Fighter Pilot, pastor, and host of the Conquer Series, a cinematic DVD series that helps men break free from porn explains it this way:

“Your brain is like a Ferrari with bicycle brakes.”

Watching porn repeatedly is strengthening the limbic system pathways to unhealthy behavior, ignoring your CEO in process. And like a muscle that hasn’t been used, the prefrontal cortex will atrophy. This makes us even more impulsive and less “in control” of our behavior.

With a regular porn user, their ability to control their behavior has lessened considerably, and they are much more driven to act out again and again on impulse.

In a perfect storm situation for those who use porn: The limbic system is also where memories are formed and pleasure registers. So even seeing the computer or the phone used to view porn in the past can be a trigger to watch porn again.

All told, you end up with a brain that is highly overactive in some places and woefully underactive in others. Your brain isn’t functioning normally.

Thankfully, there is a way to get back to normal.

This is not an excuse for those in the midst of addiction, but understanding the battle they are up against is a critical step in recovery.

Restrain or Retrain Your Brain?

Many people treat porn addiction like a willpower issue.

“Just stop watching,” they’ll say. Or, “All you need to do is put a porn blocker on your phone.”

Unfortunately, it’s not that easy.

Dr. Roberts admonishes, “Trying to defeat your addiction on your own is like trying to do brain surgery on yourself!” Don’t try that at home… or anywhere else for that matter.

You really need to understand how you got here in order to get to where you want to be.

You can retrain your brain to healthy, God-intended sexuality. Freedom from porn can be found with a reprogramming of the limbic system.

It’s a process, but it works.

“Prior to 1990, we were under the assumption that the brain never changed,” Dr. Roberts reveals in the Conquer Series. “You were born with a certain number of neurons, you died with those neurons. Then we discovered neurogenesis.”

Neurogenesis tells us that the brain is constantly changing. It’s continually making new connections, giving birth to new neurons on a moment-by-moment basis.

What this mean is, just as your brain “molded” in response to pornography, it can “re-mold” in response to healthy sexuality.

The Conquer Series can walk you through that process.

This powerful DVD series offers proven strategies and daily practical tools to conquer pornography and find freedom. You can join the 450,000 men in 65 countries who have learned to move beyond “not watching porn” to start living a transformed life… order the Conquer Series today!

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Merry Christmas!

Days of Praise

Thanks for the Greatest Gift
by Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. | Dec. 25, 2017
“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” (2 Corinthians 9:15)
We who have known and sought to follow the Lord for many years have received many, many blessings for which to thank Him. “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits” (Psalm 68:19), we can pray again and again.
But there is one blessing that is so great that it cannot even be put into words—it is unspeakable! That gift is so great that when we try to comprehend it, the sense of awe and gratitude becomes so overwhelming (or at least should become so overwhelming) that our joy is also unspeakable—indescribable! That gift, of course, is the gift of the Lord Jesus Christ as our Redeemer and Savior, “whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, . . . ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory” (1 Peter 1:8).
It is significant that the Greek word translated “unspeakable” occurs only these two times in the entire New Testament. God’s unspeakable gift to us produces unspeakable joy in us. We who deserve nothing but eternal separation from God in hell, instead will enjoy eternal life with God in heaven, and all because of that amazing and truly inexpressible gift!
To think that the mighty Creator, God the Son, would not only humble Himself to become His own creature, man, but then also suffer the unimaginable agony of the cross and separation from God the Father in order to deliver us from the just penalty of sin! This act speaks of such love and grace that all we can do is whisper softly, “Thank you, Lord, for this unspeakable gift,” and then shout it over and over again in our hearts wherever we go and share its unspeakable joy and blessing with whomever will listen to its message. “The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad” (Psalm 126:3). Thank you, Lord! HMM

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Our Daily Bread

Traditions and Christmas

Traditions and Christmas
December 25, 2017

Read: Luke 2:1–10 | Bible in a Year: Zephaniah 1–3; Revelation 16

I bring you good news that will cause great joy . . . a Savior has been born to you. Luke 2:10–11
As you savor a candy cane this Christmas, say “danke schön” to the Germans, for that confectionary treat was first created in Cologne. As you admire your poinsettia, say “gracias” to Mexico, where the plant originated. Say “merci beaucoup” to the French for the term noel, and give a “cheers” to the English for your mistletoe.
But as we enjoy our traditions and festivities of the Christmas season—customs that have been collected from around the world—let’s save our most sincere and heartfelt “thank you” for our good, merciful, and loving God. From Him came the reason for our Christmas celebration: the baby born in that Judean manger more than 2,000 years ago. An angel announced the arrival of this gift to mankind by saying, “I bring you good news that will cause great joy . . . a Savior has been born to you” (Luke 2:10–11).
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him. Romans 15:13
This Christmas, even in the light of the sparkling Christmas tree and surrounded by newly opened presents, the true excitement comes when we turn our attention to the baby named Jesus, who came to “save his people from their sins” (Matt. 1:21). His birth transcends tradition: It is our central focus as we send praises to God for this indescribable Christmas gift.
Lord, we thank You for coming to join us on that first Christmas. During a time of the year filled with many traditions, help us to keep You first.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him. Romans 15:13
By Dave Branon | See Other Authors

INSIGHT
The angel Gabriel told Mary, “[Jesus] will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David” (Luke 1:32–33). The angel who appeared to Joseph said, “What is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. . . . [Y]ou are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins” (Matt. 1:20–21). Mary and Joseph knew Jesus would be the Messiah, and as faithful Jews they would have known the Messiah was to come from Bethlehem, David’s hometown. Perhaps when Joseph was ordered to Bethlehem for the census he thought, So that’s how God is going to get us to Bethlehem!
How does reflecting on the miraculous events that led to the birth of Jesus fill you with renewed awe and wonder?
Adapted from Mystery of the Manger by John Greco. Read more at discoveryseries.org/hp161.

 

Ivanka Trump on Moore: ‘There’s a Special Place in Hell for People Who Prey on Children’

In this dull gray amoral world that continually overlooks transgressions, it is good to see people who still have starch in their collar and are not afraid to stand up for righteousness.  Ivanka Trump made a bold statement about those who harm children.  It seems to me, that Jesus Christ made a very similar statement in  Luke 17:2  King James Version (KJV):
“It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.”  People who desire to win popularity contests with men, never make bold statements because of their fear of offending.  People with a zeal for truth just cast it out because it is truth, and leave the results to the Lord.             Pastor Steve  <><

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When asked Wednesday about the allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore, Ivanka Trump told the AP: “There’s a special place in hell for people who prey on children.” Moore has been accused of initiating sexual contact with teenaged girls when he was in his 30s—with the most recent allegation including attempted rape. “I’ve yet to see a valid explanation [from Moore] and I have no reason to doubt the victims’ accounts,” Trump additionally said. She did not call for Moore to step out of the race, however; and her father, the president, has yet to publicly comment on Moore outside of remarks issued via White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

The Offense Of The Cross (Part 2 of 2)

The Offense Of The Cross

Galatians 5:11  King James Version (KJV)
11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.

Consider why the cross is an offense today:

1)The cross of Christ condemns the world.  The thief on the cross who was saved, saw Jesus as He really was, and himself for what he was.  Sin reveals that we fall short of God’s demands.  It is the gigantic evil, the transgression towards God.  Sin leaves us far from God’s holy nature.  It leaves us no hope, we must pay the price.  “The soul that sins shall die.”  Sin lies upon our conscience – we lie in bed with insomnia, dreams and nightmares.  Jesus was made sin and a curse for us – He put away our sins and the condemning power.  There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.  But the world is offended by the crucified God/man, suspended on a stick, and told this is the only way you can be saved.  An illustration would be Madalyn Haira and her hatred of the cross.  She actually desired for the state flag of Maryland to be changed since there was a cross on it, even though it did not depict the cross of Christ.  Another example is the movie, The Last Temptation, which made Jesus a sinner just like you and me.  Furthermore, the National Arts submerged a cross in urine in order to portray their disdain of the cross.  The first funeral that I officiated, dealt with a murder/suicide.  I spoke a eulogy to the county Rescue Squad.  When I preached on sin and the cross, the congregation was offended and they filed out.  Here is the “eulogy” that offended them:  “There are none righteous, no not one.”  Madonna, another name for the Virgin Mary, is another example of one who despises the cross of Christ.  She is offended by the cross and wears several in mockery.  The press claimed it was her trademark.  I beg to differ.  She wore it but never bore it.  She was noted for the perverted quotation:  “I love the crucifix because there is a naked man on it.”  Wrong Madonna – the cross and the tomb are empty.  Jesus Christ died for the sins of Madonna, you and me.  Many throughout the world, at work and school, curse Jesus Christ and are offended by the cross.  They feel self sufficient.  Have you ever heard of Buddha, Confucius or Mohammed cursed?  Of course not, they bore no cross.  The cross is an offense because “…men loved darkness because their deeds are evil.”  The cross throws light into the dark recesses of our soul and reveals our sins – the cross becomes an offense because it condemns us as sinners.

2)The cross is an offense because blood was shed there.  Unbelievers accuse us of a “slaughterhouse religion.”  But the Bible tells us that the shed blood of our Savior on Mount Calvary is our only hope:  “Without the shedding of the blood there is no remission of sins.”  Amen and amen.

3)The cross sets up an imperative ideal life.  Jesus said:  “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, carry his cross, and follow me.”  This imperative eliminates the church crowd.  Many people “have a form of religion and godliness but deny the power thereof.”  There is an outward show, but little evidence of the real Christian life and the new birth.  They are offended by real Christianity.  Jesus always thinned out the ranks and never sought the popular “gospel.”  Today, big churches often seek mass membership, and do not stress the new birth, the cross, the blood, true salvation and the need to repent from sin.  Today’s country club has an organization, members, reports, and programs, but is not one of self denial.  Even Jesus’ large crowd did not want self denial.  They desired the kingdom, the crowd, and to rule and live in a palace – they did not want to go to the cross with Jesus.  We shudder at a life like Jesus, refusing to surrender what the cross condemns.  

4)The cross is an offense because it claims to be the power and salvation of God.  The first duty of every man  is to get right with God.  Man does not like this, and wants to believe that many roads lead to heaven.  Jesus said the gate is narrow, and at the beginning of the gate is the cross, and one cannot enter but by the cross.  The cross humbles, demands, and expects everything we have to be given to Christ.  The cross condemns every other way of salvation.  Acts 4:12  “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”  If people tell you that you are narrow minded, you can share with them that “narrow is the way to the kingdom, there be few who find it.”       

The Offense Of The Cross (Part 1 of 2)

The Offense Of The Cross

Galatians 5:11  King James Version (KJV)
11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.

The cross represents the true Christian Church.  The symbol is on and/or in every church.  Then there is the Red Cross organization, people wear the cross, it is placed on cars, and on Bibles.  Christ’s pulpit is often in the shape of a cross.  The event of the cross is the foundation of our faith.  For the Christian, the cross alone is our theology.  The knowledge of God comes through the crucified Christ.  Love outside of the cross is really not God’s love – we learn of God’s love through the cross, and not by any other means.  Worldlings follow horoscopes.  The cross is the sign of a believer.  The world sees the cross through good Friday alone.  The believer sees the cross through Easter Sunday and Resurrection Day.  The cross is a mystery and a paradox.  Just as Jesus was crucified and resurrected, we now struggle and bear our cross.  Believers will have our resurrection later.  The resurrection is life through death, strength through weakness, hope through despair, recovery through loss, suffering, folly, persecution, and joy through sorrow.  For Paul, the scandal of the cross dominates the believer’s life.  The cross stands before those who say the Christian life is a bowl of cherries.  Following Jesus is sharing His suffering.  There is no by passing rejection and death, to eternal life and the glory of the risen Christ.  There is no “pie in the sky / you can have it all now” Christianity.  Suffering, humiliation, and rejection are hallmarks of our faith, and evidence of true discipleship.  The cross of Christ is forsaking everything and clinging to Christ alone.  It is the center of God’s truth revealed to man.  But to many,

the cross is an offense:  Offense comes from the Greek word- scandalon, from which we get the word scandal.

Jesus said, “If you are going to follow me, you have to take up the cross.”  Today we might say “…take up your gas chamber or electric chair.”  We must die to self before Christ can reign in our hearts.  In our scripture text, the Judaizers, through the works of circumcision, sought to rob Christians of their freedom in Christ.  Legalists always avoid the themes of persecution and “the offense of the cross,” by insisting on circumcision and law-keeping.  If Paul preached legalism, he would not be persecuted.  Circumcision and the cross are opposed – Paul could not preach both – if he did – the offense of the cross would cease.  The “offense” is the foolishness and stumbling block of the cross.  The cross uproots the doctrine of salvation by human merit.  Salvation is through grace alone – and there can be no compromise.  The offensiveness of the cross to self righteous legalists is that salvation is by grace without circumcision and obedience to the law.  “A little leaven leavens the whole lump.”  (Galatians 5:9)  One work added to the cross perverts it all!

Hugh Hefner Dead At 91

Hugh Hefner may be best described as the founder of a pornographic empire, and one who lived the Epicurean lifestyle to the hilt.  Eeh Christian mates, where do you think this bloke is going to spend eternity?  I do not mean to judge, but with no given evidence of repentance, I do not believe his passing has increased the population of heaven.  I also do not believe there is another human being in our nation who has done more to promote lust, exploitation and sexual sin.  There are only a few Americans who when mentioned, quickly turn my stomach.  Hugh Hefner is one,   Madalyn Murray O’Hair is another.  They will both receive their just rewards.    -Pastor Steve

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.

 

Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine and star of E! reality show The Girls Next Door, has died, PEOPLE confirms. He was 91.
Born Hugh Marston Hefner on April 9, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois to parents Grace Caroline and Glenn Lucius Hefner, the businessman died on Wednesday.
“Hugh M. Hefner, the American icon who in 1953 introduced the world to Playboy magazine and built the company into one of the most recognizable American global brands in history, peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones,” a rep for the Playboy Enterprises founder said in a statement to PEOPLE.

— Playboy (@Playboy) September 28, 2017

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You may think Hugh Hefner’s alleged debauchery is an exaggeration because we have grown so used to it.  Our nation was largely morally pure going into the early 1950’s.  Hefner’s magazine found its way into the homes of countless Americans, mostly men of course, and the perverted became the norm as he played on man’s baser, fallen instincts.  Fathers may have hid the magazines but their sons soon found them and shared with their friends.  After a saturation of this, a woman will eventually be seen as a sex object alone.  Other magazines, even more pornographic than Playboy were later birthed, like Penthouse, Oui, and a host of others.  Our entire culture has gradually become so sex crazed, and we have not even realized it, because we have grown accustomed to the dark.  Now, pornography is replete on line, and there is so much of it that it cannot all be accounted for!  This all contributed to the destruction of the American family, and the domino/ripple effect, has totally destroyed the moral fabric of this nation.  For instance, sixty million abortions are the result of an immoral people who desire recreational sex, usually outside of marriage, and then they dispose of the unwanted baby through murder.  The Playboy philosophy and mindset has gone to newspaper articles, books, periodicals, television sitcoms, movies, billboards, posters, and it has gone viral on line.  Yes, in my humble opinion, Hugh Hefner will go down as one of the most ignominious names in American history.  In His Service, Pastor Steve 

2015 Second Orlando Prophecy Summit, Part 62

Dr. Gary Frazier  ~  Interview / Hagmann & Hagmann

Dr. Gary Frazier wrote “Hell Is For Real,” and “It Could Happen Tomorrow.”  Gary has been to Israel over 180 times.  Gary filmed a six and one half hour DVD throughout Israel for people who will never be able to go there.  Gary has met several Prime Ministers of Israel, and they all realize that evangelical Christians are the best friends that Israel has.  Many Israelites are also becoming more aware of their role in the fulfillment of Bible prophecy, and the Abrahamic Covenant.

Doug Hagmann asked Gary Frazier:  “If this was the last time you knew you would be on camera, what would you say?”  Gary’s response:  “That God so loved the world that He gave His son, and the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ is a reality for those who care to indulge in the facts of the matter.  The truth is that Jesus gave Himself for every single person, and if this was his last opportunity to say anything he would say eternity is too long to be wrong.  Use today to make a commitment to Jesus Christ.  He loves who you are and where you are in life.  When you surrender to Him, He will change you and in this process He will make you into His image.  He takes us and makes us more like Him, He forgives us for our sins, and gives us a passion for other people.  We were on our way to hell but by the Providence of God, He has forever changed our lives, and we have purpose in our lives and we are not just drifting aimlessly.  We have free will.  We can be forgiven of our sins and stand clean before God, restored and having a confidence in God, and then knowing that I am a sinner who has been saved by the miraculous grace of God, and my sins have been washed away by the shed blood of the Lamb of God.  Pray to receive Christ and He will come into your heart.”

When you become saved, Satan and the demons of hell will attempt to get you to doubt your conversion.  We must believe what the Word of God tells us:  “That we are declared victorious and we are conquerors in Christ, and that neither death nor life nor powers nor principalities nor angels neither height nor depth nor any other thing can separate us from Christ Jesus.”  Do not think about yourself as you were, do not think about yourself as someone who says what you are, understand who you are in Christ Jesus.  You are saved, you are born again, you are on the narrow road that goes to heaven.  You are not perfect but you are forgiven.  Like Paul, we all suffer for doing the things we should not do, and not doing the things we should.  Remember, we lose some fights and win other fights, but the ultimate war has already been won.  I John 1:9 is the Christians’ bar of soap:  “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”  We continually become convicted over our sins, and this is followed by our confession and repentance.  What we want to do is to continually get back on track.  In order to become a child of God, one must be born again.  Continually confess your sins, hear God’s Word and obey Him.

Why Gary wrote “Hell Is For Real” – Less than one half of one percent of people believe they are going to hell.  Satan has done a masterful job at taking the fear away of standing in judgment before God.  God attempts to draw lost sinners to Himself, but there is a time when God will stop calling you.  The unpardonable sin, is when God continually calls us and we say no.  We may not even realize that we crossed the line and no longer have any chance of salvation.