Wednesday, January 30, 2008

So Great Salvation

1. Justification: a change of standing - before God.

2. Regeneration: a change of nature - from God.

3. Repentance: a change of mind - about God.

4. Conversion: a change of life - for God.

5. Adoption: a change of family - in God.

6. Sanctification: a change of service - to God.

7. Glorification: a change of place - with God.

- - D. L. Moody

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Matthew 27:38 Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.

Mark 15:27 And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left.

Luke 23:32 & 33 And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.

And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

Luke 23:39 - 43 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.

But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?

And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.

And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

Three crosses stood on Calv’ry’s hill

Surrounded by a mob,

Two crosses bore two dying thieves

And one the Lamb of God.

Two crosses bore two dying thieves

Who justly suffered shame,

The one cross bore God’s sacrifice,

The Lamb for sinners slain.

One thief received the dying Lamb,

Repented of his sin,

The other one refused to hear,

And would not enter in.

By Benj. F. Dotson, D.D., Litt. D.

Pastor-Poet-Bible Teacher-Evangelist


Monday, January 28, 2008


When one thinks of the subject of Exaggeration he usually thinks of Words… and rightly so, for Exaggeration is indeed an Intoxication of words… language temporarily out of control as it veers about making drunken passes at Reality. Thus, Reality suffers greatly at the hands of Exaggeration. The Results of exaggeration is always a Distorted Reality … It portrays a False Picture and in doing so provides a False Hope which ultimately leads to Defeat and Failure. No where, does Exaggeration dump its Litter on the Landscape more than in the Life of the Churches. This is the Sad Hour when our churches have grown to accept the Linguistic Inflation of Exaggeration as … “Ministerially Speaking” … and in doing so the Credibility of our Pulpits have been “weighed in the balance and found Wanting!” We Preachers must be told The Truth about Exaggeration … and The Truth is … That Exaggeration is a Sin!! It is a form of Lying“Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness…” Exodus 20:16

Exaggeration as an Instrument of Untruth cannot be limited to Words Only. In Church Life it is found in Works and Ways as well. For example, it is a Grave Exaggeration (yes, even misplaced priorities) to place the Moral Life of the Nation above the Spiritual Life of the church in our Ministries… for in reality Only can the Moral life of the nation be Restored as the Spiritual Life of the churches in Revived!!!

Another Glaring Example of Exaggeration in our churches is the Exalted (exaggerated) Position we give to the False god named Up. Up reigns over the kingdom of Human Enthusiasm. Its philosophy is … Get All Excited … Go Tell Everybody! Up entices pastor and people in providing a “Quick Fix” and promises of Statistical Highs. Many a preacher has become Nothing More than a High Priest at the altar of Up. After reading the church papers and bulletins of these High Priest, one is made aware that not all Hype is to be found in the Secular Media. To be sure these Up Priests can serve (up) a pretty good dish of Hype with all the trimmings themselves! Just listen as they tell us about the Downtown church with the UPtown program … or … visit the First Baptist Church of Up and hear our preacher; Pastor I am Up, preach the gospel of Up … his topic today … The Love Of Up!! Beloved, whenever a church is fed a Steady Diet of UP the Results are always the same … Revelation 3:17, “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:”

Exaggeration is the Method of all Myth. And indeed it is Pure Myth to believer the false god of Up or any other false deity Elevated by Exaggeration can deliver our churches from the deep spiritual need of Revival. Only Revival can restore our churches to the ministry of “Turing The World Upside Down! Acts 17:6

Article by Dr. F. William Chapman

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Why Sing Hymns

"Our youth are growing up not learning the hymns." Concerned Parent

The trend today is to replace traditional hymns with contemporary praise choruses. This is not a good trend, especially for youth and new believers who need a strong doctrinal focus. Hymns present clear expressions of the knowledge of God and biblical truth. Colossians 3:16 admonishes—

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs.

Most contemporary praise choruses lack this emphasis. For example, a Muslim can sing many contemporary praise choruses and never utter a contradiction of his faith because praise choruses tend to focus on our affections for God rather than doctrinal truth. In contrast, a Muslim cannot sing a Christian hymn without professing doctrine that contradicts Islamic faith. Contemporary praise choruses often omit the identity of the God to whom it is sung, and they are so vague they could be sung to any false god. Even gospel choruses do not take the place of hymns rich in doctrine.

To discard hymns is not only unwise but also dangerous, for the identification and character of our Christian faith depends upon doctrinal distinctions. By singing hymns that are permeated with doctrinal truth, we help protect younger generations against the indictment: “there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land” -- Hosea 4:1

PCC Update Summer 2003

Friday, January 25, 2008

Warriors Creed

I Am a Soldier
Author unknown

I am a soldier in the army of God.
The Lord Jesus Christ is my Commanding Officer.
The Holy Bible is my code of conduct.
Faith, Prayer, and the Word are my weapons of Warfare.
I have been taught by the Holy Spirit, trained by experience, tried by adversity, and tested by fire.

I am a volunteer in this army, and I am enlisted for eternity.

I will either retire in this Army or die in this Army;
but, I will not get out, sell out, be talked out, or pushed out.
I am faithful, reliable, capable, and dependable.
If my God needs me, I am there.

I am a soldier. I am not a baby.
I do not need to be pampered, petted, primed up,
pumped up, picked up, or pepped up.
I am a soldier. No one has to call me, remind me, write me, visit me, entice me, or lure me.

I am a soldier. I am not a wimp.
I am in place, saluting my King, obeying His orders,
praising His name, and building His kingdom!
No one has to send me flowers, gifts, food, cards, candy, or give me handouts.
I do not need to be cuddled, cradled, cared for, or catered to.
I am committed. I cannot have my feelings hurt bad enough to turn me around.

I cannot be discouraged enough to turn me aside.
I cannot lose enough to cause me to quit.
When Jesus called me into this Army, I had nothing.
If I end up with nothing, I will still come out even. I will win.
My God will supply all my needs. I am more than a conqueror.
I will always triumph. I can do all things through Christ.
Devils cannot defeat me. People cannot disillusion me.
Weather cannot weary me. Sickness cannot stop me.
Battles cannot beat me. Money cannot buy me.
Governments cannot silence me, and hell cannot handle me!

I am a soldier.
Even death cannot destroy me.
For when my Commander calls me from this battlefield,
He will promote me to a captain.
I am a soldier, in the Army, I'm marching, claiming victory.
I will not give up. I will not turn around. I am a soldier, marching Heaven bound.

There are four kinds of soldiers:
1. Active Duty: Serving the Lord faithfully, daily, and on duty 24-7-365.
2. Reserve Status: Serving only when called upon,
or twice a year: Christmas and Easter.
3. Guard Status: Backing up the Active Duty group.
4. AWOL! Absent With Out the Lord.

Which kind are you? Be an army of one for an audience of One.

I know this has been around for a while, I shared it with Spruceland Baptist Church about 3 years ago.

Friday Funnies - Financial Crisis in Japan

Asia is caught in the American financial crisis

The latest investment news indicates that we're in for
a bumpy ride, now that problems in the sub-prime lending
market in America have now spread uncertainty into the
Japanese economy.

The trend over the last month adds weight to rumors
that the Origami Bank is likely to fold, the Sumo Bank
could go belly up, while Bonsai Bank has announced
plans to cut some of its branches.

The Karaoke Bank is ripe for a takeover, with analysts
predicting that it will go for a song, while overnight reports
reveal that trading in Kamikaze Bank has been suspended
after shares nose-dived.

Five hundred senior Karate Bank executives have got the
chop and analysts report that there is something fishy
going on at Sushi Bank, with shareholders likely to get a
raw deal.

Ken Board
Missionary to Japan

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

O Lord Jesus, how long??

Jesus Comes in the Air – I Thessalonians 4:13-18

But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

The Great Mystery – I Corinthians 15:51-53

Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

The Judgement Seat of Christ – I Corinthians 4:1-5

Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.

For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

And – II Corinthians 5:9, 10

Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

The Marriage Supper of the Lamb – Revelation 19:7-9

Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

The Period of Great Tribulation – Matthew 24:21, 22

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

Zephaniah 1:14-18

The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.

That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,

A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.

And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.

Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

Revelation 6:15-17

And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Christ Returns in Great Glory – Revelation 19:11-16

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

II Thessalonians 1:7-9

And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,

In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

Acts 17:31

Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

Isaiah 11:4

But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

Revelation 19:14

And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

The Battle of Armageddon – Revelation 19:17-19

And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;

That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.

Revelation 16:13-16

And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

The Millennium – Revelation 20:1-10

And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

The Second Resurrection – Daniel 12:2

And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

John 5:29

And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

Revelation 20:5, 6

But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

The Judgment of the Great White Throne – Revelation 20:11-15

And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Our Heavenly Home – Revelation 21:1-27

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Word of God


Written over a 1600 year span

Written over 60 generations

Written by 40+ author form every walk of life including kings, peasants, fishermen, poets, statesmen, scholars, etc…

Moses, a political leader, trained in the universities, of Egypt.

Peter, a fisherman

Amos, a herdsman

Joshua, a military general

Nehemiah, a cup bearer

Daniel, a prime minister

Luke, a doctor

Solomon, a king

Matthew, a tax collector

Paul, a rabbi

Written in different places:

Moses in the wilderness

Jeremiah in a dungeon

Daniel in a place

Paul inside prison walls

Luke while travelling

David on the hillside

John on the Isle of Patmos

Written at different times:

David in time of war

Solomon in time of peace

Written during different moods:

Some writing from the heights of joy and others from the depths of sorrow and despair

Written on three continents:

Asia – Africa – Europe

Written in three languages:

Hebrew – Aramaic – Greek

For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

Monday, January 21, 2008

You Know You Are Living In 2008 when ...

1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your
mobile phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7 Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

8. Leaving the house without your
mobile phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12 You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to copy & forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no
Number 9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a
Number 9 on this list

at yourself.

Thanks Doctor R.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

One Year Ago Today We Posted ...

Greetings from the TRUE NORTH STRONG AND FREE... Canada

We are now into blogging, and trust that God will give us many opportunities to be used of Him. In reaching the lost and encouraging the saved. Baptist Potluck will be a number of voices speaking out for our Lord Jesus Christ. Like all potlucks, there will be some items you will love and some you will not care for keep your fork for everyone loves dessert.

We have a great time and plan on use more of what blogging has to offer.

God Bless,

Friday, January 18, 2008

Friday Funnies - Old School Church Announcements

Old School Church Announcements - 1

These are your church announcements for the Rising Star Pentecostal Baptist Apostolic Catholic Lutheran Methodist Episcopal Seven Day Adventist Church Of God In Christ Non-Denominational Church. Please govern yourself accordingly:

1. there will be a bake sale after the morning worship please see

Sis. Lula Mae Odell & Dea. Willie George Thornton

2. the church will be giving out ex-lax and castro oil, for all the

members who's bowels is locked up from eating that government cheese

3. we will be appointing security officers, because a lot of members

money is being stole out of their purses during alter prayer

4. funeral services for Sis. Annie Lee Cooks are pending, as we know

she was every bit of 850 pounds. The family is still searching for a casket

5. also let us not forget to take care of our personal hygiene,

pastor said lift your hands and worship, and one sister was musty as a billy goat. The brother that was sitting next to her passed out because of her must, and everybody thought he was slain in the spirit.

Please Govern Yourselves Accordingly

Old School Church Announcements - 2

These are your church announcements for the Rising Star Pentecostal Baptist Apostolic Catholic Lutheran Methodist Episcopal Seven Day Adventist Church Of God In Christ Non-Denominational Church. Please govern yourself accordingly:

1. the weaved hair ministry will host a convention at the Chinese store the guest speaker will be the Rev. Chang Lin Lee

2. funeral services for Sis. Annie Lee Cooks will be at Houston Memorial Gardens, due to her being 850 pounds she couldn't fit inside of a hearse so she will be escorted to graveside on the back of a dump truck

3. Bro. Freddie Wayne Jenkins is asking all deacons that sit on the front row, not to forget to goggle w/ Listerine before services the cigarette smoke has a very bad smell

4. the motherboard will be passing out pampers, for everyone that ate some dressing and cannot make it to the restroom

Please Govern Yourselves Accordingly

Old School Church Announcements - 3

These are your church announcements for the Rising Star Pentecostal Baptist Apostolic Catholic Lutheran Methodist Episcopal Seven Day Adventist Church Of God In Christ Non-Denominational Church. Please govern yourself accordingly:

Church Announcements

1. The Pastor would like to thank all of you who paid your tithes last week. With the high price of gas - every little bit helps. And, he wanted us To mention that if you write a check, please make sure that it does not bounce. He said that you are still encouraged to pay your tithes, and God only wants 10%, but if your check bounces we gone take 25%.

2. From the health ministry!

The usher board has asked those frequent shouters who routinely pass out on the altar to please wear clean underwear. Let your praise be holy, not your draws. Amen. The deacon board has brought this to our attention.

Also, if you are one of the people tapped on your shoulder Sunday morning, make sure you pick up your Altoids at the hospitality desk before entering the sanctuary. Saints, lets not let our breath hinder our neighbor's praise.

3. Special Note:

We would like to apologize for those who came out to the Youth Explosion conference last night. The youth choir's remix of Shake that Laffy Taffy was totally unexpected. The youth director has been reprimanded and will issue a formal apology Sunday morning. Also, for those who witnessed Mother Green getting up and doing the Laffy Taffy dance, and are concerned, she is doing fine. She is in Methodist North recovering well.

4. Saints, don't forget about the Chitlin dinner this evening. If you haven't already placed your order, call the church office. And for those who are a little skeptical after the last Chitlin dinner, please feel at ease knowing that Pastor Happy has prayed over the Chitlins and no one from the Drug Rehab Ministry was involved in the preparation this time.

4. Pastor has requested that all "dark-skinneded" members sit in the light during night service. Last Wednesday he heard voices in the dark and thought they were demons.

Please Govern Yourselves Accordingly

Word of Grace Missionary Baptist Church

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Have You Grown In Christ?

Does Jesus Christ control all areas of my life?

Luk 14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

Do I have a purpose for living?

Phi 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Is my life fruitful?

Joh 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Do I really hate sin?

Psa 119:104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

Is God pleased with my thought life?

Phi 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.

Phi 4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

Am I fun to live with?

Eph 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

Eph 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Am I teachable?

Pro 18:15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

Am I available to God?

1Ki 19:20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?

1Ki 19:21 And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.

Do I have a clear conscience?

Act 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.

Do I have a personal and growing relationship with Jesus?

Col 2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:

Col 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

Is God pleased with my priorities?

Mat 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Am I “touchy”?

1Co 13:5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

Am I bitter about anything?

Heb 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

Do I accept myself?

Psa 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

Is God’s Word exciting?

Jer 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.

Do I have habits or activities that I would change if Jesus were present?

Jer 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.

Do I have a forgiving heart?

Mat 6:15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Do I like being treated like a servant?

Mat 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Do I encourage my friends to reprove me?

Pro 15:32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

Pro 9:8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.


Claims To Be Equal With God:

But Jesus answered them, “My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.”

The Jews knew what He meant, "He made Himself equal with God," they said.

Claims To Be Light Of The World:

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. “

Claims To Be Eternal With God:

Jesus said unto them, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”

This claim of eternity with God was unmistakable. He was either the Son of God or a deceiver. No wonder the Jews "took up stones to cast at Him".

John 5:17; John 8:12; John 8:58

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Which Book of Mormon will Matt Romney believe??

You maybe heard about the subtle change to the Book of Mormon. Below is an alert the LDS of more very serious changes to the Book of Mormon. Why not join with a prayer that they will study the 1 John 5 reference and then that they will contact me through an email note. ~~ Charlie Carle

Which Book

of Mormon will you believe?

“The Lamanites...are the principle ancestors of the American Indians,” (1981

Book of Mormon introduction).

“The Lamanites...are among the ancestors of the American Indians,” (2006 Doubleday® Book of Mormon introduction).

Email questions (1 John 5:10-13)


Examples of key changes from the 1830 edition:

1) The 1830 title page calls Joseph Smith the author.

2) Mosiah 21:28 and Ether 4:1 say king Benjamin but since he was dead it was changed to king Mosiah.

3) Alma 5:48 made Jesus the Father’s grandson, saying, “the Son of the only begotten of the Father.”

4) 1 Nephi 11:21 reads “the Lamb of God, yea, even the Eternal Father!” The doctrinal change now reads “even the Son of the Eternal Father!” (All is online!)

5) In 1981, Alma 32:30 strangely got 35 new words.

SEVEN WITNESSES from the Gospel of John

The Book of John was written that men might believe that Jesus Christ was God. John brings seven witnesses to the stand to prove this fact. Here they are, now hear each one making his own statement.

What do you say, John the Baptist?

And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.”

What is your conclusion, Nathanael?

“Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.”

What do you know, Peter?

“We believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.”

What do you think, Martha?

Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.”

What is your verdict, Thomas?

My Lord and my God. “

What is your statement John?

Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God;”

What do you say of yourself, Christ?

I am the Son of God”

Monday, January 14, 2008


Romans 14:10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

We must appear we have been told,

Before the Lord’s great judgment seat,

This is God’s order and His plan

That all the saved there He will meet;

It will follow saint’s rapture,

Saint of all ages will be there,

A tribunal for redeemed ones

Will be set up in the air.

This judgement is not for the lost,

But for those who’ve received the Lord;

Unsaved dead are judged much later,

Of that day we read in God’s word;

This judgment tests the works of saints,

If they be wood, hay or stubble,

Gold or silver, or precious stones,

Of latter, saints should double.

The judgment seat is essential

To determine the saints’ reward;

We are glad the judge is perfect,

He will be Christ Jesus the Lord;

Don’t be deceived, my dear brother,

Your life’s conduct will pass review,

The Judge will be just, impartial,

You’ll get what belongs to you.

If Christians are to live with Christ

In the thousand years of His reign

And be His chaste and spotless bride,

When back to earth He comes again,

And have not made preparation,

Ere the Lord descends to the sky,

There judgment fires will complete it,

In that great assize on high.

Let it be understood dear friend,

Salvation’s not in question here,

But soul’s reward of gain or loss

Is because you are summoned there;

Salvation’s forever settled

The moment the sinner believed,

But rewards are in the future,

May none ever be deceived.

By Benj. F. Dotson, D.D., Litt. D.

Pastor-Poet-Bible Teacher-Evangelist


Saturday, January 12, 2008

You Can Trust Him

Dr. S.M. LockridgeHe's the one who made you, it is He who made us and not we ourselves. The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork. No means or measure can define His limitless love and no farseeing telescope can bring into visibility the coastline of His shoreless supply. I'M TELLING YOU TODAY YOU CAN TRUST HIM (AMEN)

No barrier can hinder Him from pouring out His blessing. He's enduringly strong and He's entirely sincere. He's eternally steadfast and He's immortally graceful. He's imperially powerful and He's impartially merciful. He's the greatest phenomenon that has ever crossed the horizon of this world. He's God's Son, He's the sinner's Savior, He's the centerpiece of civilization. I'M TRYING TO TELL YOU CHURCH, YOU CAN TRUST HIM! (AMEN)

He does not have to call for help and you can't confuse Him. He doesn't need you and He doesn't need me. He stands alone in the solitude of Himself. He's august and He's unique. He's unparalleled, He's unprecedented, He's supreme, He's preeminent, He's the loftiest idea in literature, He's the highest personality in philosophy, He's the supreme problem of higher criticism, He's the fundamental doctrine of true theology, He's the cardinal necessity of spiritual religion, He's the miracle of the age, He's the superlative of everything good you can call Him. I'M TRYING TO TELL YOU CHURCH, YOU CAN TRUST HIM! (AMEN)

He can satisfy all your needs, and He can do it simultaneously. He supplies strength for the weak and He's available for the tempted and the tried. He sympathizes and He sees. He guards and He guides, He heals the sick, He cleansed the Leper, He forgives sinners, He discharges debtors, He delivers the captives, He defends the feeble, He blesses the young, He regards the aged, He rewards the diligent, He beautifies the meek, I'M TRYING TO TELL YOU CHURCH, YOU CAN TRUST HIM! (AMEN)

He's the key to knowledge, He's the well spring of wisdom, He's the doorway of deliverance, He's the pathway of peace, He's the roadway of righteousness, He's the highway of holiness, He's the gateway to glory, YOU CAN TRUST IN HIM!

He's the master of the mighty, He's the captain of the conquers, He's the head of heroes, He's the leader of legislators, He's the overseer of the overcomers, He's the governor of the governors, He's the prince of princes, He's the king of kings, He's the Lord of lords, YOU... CAN... TRUST... HIM!!!

His office is manifold, His promise is sure, His life is matchless, His goodness is limitless, His mercy is everlasting, His love never changes, His word is enough, His grace is sufficient, His reign is righteous, His yoke is easy, His burden is light, I wish I could describe Him too you, He's indescribable because He's incomprehensible, He's irresistible because He's invincible. You can't get Him off your hands, you can't get Him off your mind, you can't outlive Him and you can't live without Him. Pilate couldn't stand it when he found he couldn't stop Him, and Pilate couldn't find any fault in Him. And the witnesses couldn't get their testimonies to agree and Herod couldn't kill Him, and death couldn't handle Him and thank God the grave couldn't hold Him. (AMEN)

There was nobody before Him and there will be nobody after Him. He has no predecessor, He'll have no successor, you can't impeach Him and He's not going to resign. YOU CAN TRUST HIM!!!

-S.M. Lockridge

Thanks to

Pastor David K. Warner

Fellowship Baptist Church