Actor George Clooney just sold his ‘tequila company’ for 1 billion dollars

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Clooney is not born-again of Christ’s Incorruptible Seed. Therefore I do not expect much from him. However as the LORD said, “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26).

But to those that ‘profess’ to be born-again, we have a higher calling, and a higher expectation. We are commanded to repent and obey the Gospel. Hence we must be sanctified from the rest of the non-saved worldlings.

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever” (1 John 2:15-17).

“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, the spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?” (James 4:4-5).

“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards (μέθυσος), nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10.)

Yes Clooney may be laughing all the way to the bank, but he won’t be laughing in eternal hellfire.

Thank You Lord for saving a wretch like me, and for delivering me from this toxic poison also known as alcohol.

 

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2-minute video on ‘What is “Reformed” Theology?’, by Dr. Steven Lawson

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Dr. Steve Lawson hits a home run in describing what it means to be ‘reformed.’ Too many of our postmodern pastors and Christians are either misled, or uneducated regarding this subject.

As another said ~

“Of course, the Reformers themselves traced their doctrine to Scripture, as indicated by their credo of “sola scriptura,” so Reformed theology is not a “new” belief system but one that seeks to continue apostolic doctrine.”

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Video open-air preaching ‘Today will be 110°F, but hell will be a lot hotter’

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After preaching this message this morning, I opened it up for Q&A, and prayer. Brethren, please pray for the wonderful lady seen at the end, as well as her 2-year-old daughter; the Lord knows the details.

I removed all private conversations.

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Video excerpt ‘Quit Running from the Doctrine of Hell,’ by Pastor Tim Conway

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Naturally the world despises this doctrine. But unnaturally many ‘professing’ Christians do as well.

Additionally if you would like to see my 2-minute sermon jam on a Biblical description of hell, click on link here.

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An Elder’s Wife Breaks Free of Beth Moore, she and her husband approach their Pastor

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This is an excellent article and personal testimony of an Elders wife, who later discerned that Beth Moore was a false teacher. Take note as to how she went to her husband for counsel, and then went under his covering. I love how her husband (an Elder) then took an unpopular stance against their own compromising Pastor.

All too often Elders are ‘buddies’ with the Pastor, hence the Elder(s) will rarely rock the boat when necessary. They become man-pleasers, rather than God-pleasers. As I’ve said before, when nepotism and cronyism creeps into our churches, it negatively effects leadership; and the sheep suffer.

Yes this couple did cause some division, but in a Biblical way, and their efforts yielded healthy fruit. We need more Elders and Elders wives like this.

Article here (a short read).

http://pulpitandpen.org/2017/06/14/an-elders-wife-breaks-free-of-beth-moore/

 

 

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The Southern Baptist Church Convention has revealed their own gender identity confusion, as they change Gods Word to be more gender neutral  

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It is important to note that I am not speaking of the Lords Church (Christ’s bride) here. I am speaking of a denomination.

As I’ve warned many times before, the Southern Baptist Church has continually engaged in a gradual process of apostasy. Now their extra-biblical Rome-like ecclesiastical hierarchy has changed ‘their Bible’ to be more ‘gender neutral.’ Just like the rest of the world, the Southern Baptist convention has revealed their own ‘gender identity’ confusion.

Whatever happened to the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture? What ever happened to the doctrines of the infallibility and inerrancy of Scripture? What ever happened to Sola scriptura? (So that I don’t have a log in my own eye, when some from within ‘my own’ denomination stray from Sola scriptura (which they have), I have ‘called them out’ on that).

I am no longer simply warning my SBC brethren, I am now imploring you to run while you still can. In the meantime, stop financing this nonsense. This is why I would like to see more ‘Acts 2 house churches planted,’ and leave your checkbook at home.

Disclaimer: Not all SBC churches have followed this falling away, but it appears that a majority have.

One of many articles here –

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/southern-baptists-embrace-gender-inclusive-language-in-the-bible/529935/

 

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Video using a Theophany to evangelize – adulterous woman responds to the Gospel while open-air preaching

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Today while preaching I experienced quite a contrast between two people in the same line. The prideful man on the far left scoffed and laughed at the preaching of the Gospel. After I rebuked him, I later handed him a tract; but he threw it on the ground. When I attempted to pick the tract up, he stepped on it; preventing me from doing so.

But then a humble women responded to the Gospel. She stepped out of the line, and told me that she was convicted by the preaching, because she is committing adultery, and is planning on divorcing her husband (I had just preached how many ‘churches’ are deceived re sexual immorality). She advised that she wanted to “inherit the kingdom of God.”

I prayed for her and gave her Biblical counsel. She didn’t get one of those unbiblical counseling sessions whereas I told her “we’ve all sinned,” implying that her sexual immorality is OK. She received some hard counsel from the Scriptures, including telling her that even if she does repent from this adultery, that divorcing her husband would compound one adultery with another adultery. Our conversation was longer then seen in this video, and I removed the audio from our conversation.

Please pay for her, for reconciliation with the Lord, and with her husband.

Nowhere in the Scriptures are we told to invite others to our church (though there’s nothing wrong with that), but we are commanded to ‘go out’ and invite them to Christ.

“If God had painted a yellow stripe up the backs of the elect, I’d go through London lifting up coats and preaching only to them. As it is, He has not, so I preach the Gospel to all, and God brings his sheep” – Charles H. Spurgeon

Side note: My preaching was inconsistent. I intended to stop about 1/3 through. But I decided to press-on. That was when I preached on that dark list of sins in 1 Cor. 6, and that they will not inherit the kingdom of God. Thank You Lord for using that inspite of myself.

Soli Deo Gloria!

Music ‘Holy! Holy! Holy! Lord God Almighty,’ by Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury & Richard Farnes.

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Keith Thompson of Reformed Apologetics Ministry gives a video rebuke of Dr. James White, and his compromises in regards to Islam

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Over the years I too have appreciated and valued the teachings of Dr. James White. I’ve met him at events that he’s spoken at, and have watched his videos and podcasts for some time now.

However even before watching this new video, I too have witnessed White consistently go down this ‘downward spiral’ in regards to Islam. Yes every Christian should engage in apologetics, but when apologetics becomes your primary ministry focus, you can easily lose your focus. As I’ve stated before, we should not be giving a microphone to the unregenerate. We should never place an emphasis on debate or dialogue, over the proclamation of the Gospel. We should not invite them to speak in our ‘churches,’ but we should bring the Gospel to them, nor do we need to make friends with them first, in order to share the Gospel with them later. But it seems that friendship evangelism, and casual conversationalism is the easier road for some to take.

A few years ago I heard Pastor Paul Hobbs of Yucaipa tell others, “We must earn their respect and permission before sharing the Gospel with them.” He then advised they built a large gym on their church property, so that the worldlings can play Basketball at their ‘church.’ Even today their church website states, “We have an outstanding gym and want to share it with the community.”

The Prophets of the Old Testament and Apostles of the New Testament would roll over in their graves at these unbiblical postmodern methodologies.

Yes every Christian, pastor, teacher, and scholar has erred, and will err again (myself included). But what’s important is that when it comes to our attention, and the claim is legitimate; then we must repent and/or recant. Recently a sister from my church brought it to my attention that I seriously erred in one of my street preaching videos. After reviewing my video I realized she was correct. Though my err was unintentional (I misspoke), I still wrote a public recantation.

After viewing this below video, I then viewed many comments underneath it, including a comment from White. It does not look like there’s going to be a resolution or restoration any time soon. According to Reformed Apologetics Ministries (RAM,) White’s attorney has just fired-off a threat to sue.

Lastly, it should be noted that I do not agree with the last point that RAM made in this video (re Aisha). Though White failed to make himself clear on that point, I don’t believe it’s as bad as it appears.

UPDATE 06/16/17: RAM made a 2nd video in response to White’s response. The ‘photo shopped’ photo they used as a thumbnail was unnecessary – nonetheless.  Evidently many Christians were very disappointed, and are speaking out that White allowed this to occur in their own ‘church.’ I also read many comments, glad to see that many of White’s fans are demonstrating objectivity. I pray that White repents from this.

On 06/19/17 I watched White’s Dividing Line, it seems that he’s become arrogant against those that are public Heralds of the Gospel, even referring to them as either “yellers” or yelling.” When you go against orthodox open-air preaching, you have lost a friend and my respect.

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Video preaching ‘Every knee will bow to Jesus, even those in hell; but it will be too late’

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At time-stamp 00:41 the blonde lady to the far right, said something to the effect, “I don’t need to hear this,” she then walked away. But she later returns to heckle the message. The problem is she alleged to be a “believer.” She should have heard my message last Friday, which warned that “Many believers” will perish in hell. But only the Lord can know this woman’s eternal state.

Music ‘Habanera’ by Bizet.

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Video preaching that many “believers” will perish, Q&A & prayer requests

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I usually edit-out allot of what you see in this video. But I want others to see that I do not merely engage in what is known as “drive-by preaching” (though at times I will). I prefer to preach, teach, minister, and when possible, ‘disciple them.’

There was something special about the two ladies that I prayed over. I didn’t mean to pick on the gals t-shirt, but it makes a great conversation as to what the Scriptures say. And the lady on the left displayed much peace. #loveselfie

Music ‘Guardians at the Gate,’ by Audiomachine.

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A video entitled ‘Should a Christian drink alcohol?’ by Dr. Al Stone of Bible Baptist Church

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I first saw this video today on the ‘Two Wine Theory’ Facebook page. I then contacted Bible Baptist Church, and they were gracious enough to provide me with the embedded code for my web site.

I am posting this with the expectation that his ‘part two’ will not compromise. 😉 Thank you Dr. Stone for your willingness to take such an unpopular stand. Actually understandably unpopular in the world, but as you mentioned your stand is becoming more unpopular in some ‘professing churches.’

Brethren, though a person is saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Sanctification is something that we do work on, I pray daily for more sanctification (maturity & holiness). Works had nothing to do with my salvation (monergism), but works, choices, and decisions, have a lot to do with my sanctification (synergism / Holy Spirit willing). Brethren I would encourage you to do the same.

For my topical study on alcohol, click here. For all other ‘alcohol related’ posts, click on my ‘alcohol tag’ here.

Heart to Heart Alcohol Part 1 from Bible Baptist Church on Vimeo.

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Update on my heart failure (June 2017)

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Since my Cardiac Arrest my Doctors have been closely monitoring the progress of my heart. I’ve have reasonable strength, but only for a short while. So last week my Cardiologist told me to walk longer, to increase my “endurance.”

But since my heart is now “Pacemaker reliant,” I was apprehensive to walk too far (lacking confidence in my heart).

Therefore this week I increased my walks up to 50-minutes each, and my blood pressure, and heart rate is reasonably good.

Hopefully Lord willing this Systolic Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy will improve over time. But then again, it may be the Lords will for that (or the Pacemaker) to be a ‘thorn in my flesh.’ If so, then praise the Lord for that too.

“And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:7-10).

Your prayers have been much appreciated. 🙂

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Evangelized an LAPD – LAFD Annual Bar-B-Que, then Dodgers fans, then the Police Academy, and last but not least…

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Yesterday I responded to an invitation to an annual Bar-B-Que for retired Los Angeles Police Officers, and Fire Department personnel.

While driving to Los Angeles, so that I would maximize my effectiveness, I prayed specifically for ‘timing, and logistics.’ In other words, how does one guy cover so many, without missing a soul, or duplicating my tract distributions?

Once I arrived, I paid my $5.00 admission, received my ticket (#201), and slapped-on my ‘blue’ name tag (Fire Dept. was red). The turn-out was larger than I anticipated. One fellow told me they had sold 280 tickets.

I immediately saw the long lines of police and fire waiting to get their plates filled. So I began distributing my Gospel Tracts to those standing in line, as well as those already sitting down to eat. The timing and logistics were perfect, which enabled me to accomplish my goal (though I’m sure I missed a few).

Their food looked irresistible, but I began to think. While arriving at this location I noted that the Police Academy (next door) had an event going on, and the Dodgers Stadium (also next door), had lots of traffic due to a Dodgers game. So I looked at that wonderful food and their great reunion one more time, and then decided to leave this location on an empty stomach. That was a difficult decision. 🙁

I then evangelized the highly populated Police Academy, as well as Dodgers fans.

Once I finished planting all those Gospel Seeds, my stomach reminded me that I was hungry a long time ago. So since I completed so much fast-food fast-paced evangelism (aka Rapid Tract Distribution), I decided to go to In-N-Out Burgers in Alhambra. Yes In-N-Out, that’s what a hamburger’s all about!

However as usual, I evangelized the restaurant (I just can’t seem to restrain myself). Though I did not videotape the other outreaches, I did turn-on my cellphone camera for the In-N-Out Burger outreach.

Jesus said “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few” (Matthew 9:37), and I’m not complaining. 🙂

Music ‘Higher’ by Silent Partner.

Assertive In-N-Out Evangelism

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Lt. Col. Dave Grossman speaking in Palm Desert, and at Grace Community Church (Fri July 14th, & Sat July 15th – 2017)

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Today while at the Los Angeles Police Academy, I learned about these seminars being held near the Inland Empire.

I have attended Lt. Col Dave Grossman’s Bulletproof Mind seminars, and as a sworn police officer I have also received advance training from his research group. Grossman is the owner of the “Killology Research Group….” The psychological cost of learning to kill. He is the Author of award winning books, as well as an article that I’m particularly fond of entitled ‘Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs.’

“Lt. Col. Dave Grossman is an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, and speaker who is one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime. Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman is a former West Point psychology professor, a Pulitzer Prize nominated author, and a former US Army Ranger who has spent a lifetime studying and teaching about the reality of combat. He is our nation’s most successful and respected trainer of military, Special Forces and law enforcement; on the road, almost 300 days a year training our nation’s “sheepdogs” a term that he coined in his famous treatise on “The Sheep, the Wolf, and the Sheepdog.” Now his dynamic, powerful and inspirational training is available to LEO and all citizens as he teaches about the threats to our nation, internal, external and terrorist related, and the role (as intended, under the Constitution) of armed American citizens in answering these threats.” – Killology Research Group

Friday July 14th,
(details to follow)
Palm Desert, CA

Or

Saturday, July 15 at 9 AM – 4 PM
Grace Community Church
13248 Roscoe Blvd, Sun Valley, California 91352
Prices start at $87.00.
You must register online here http://tac-1.org/product/bulletproofmind_register/

 

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