The Apostasy of the Church – Part 4


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I am really getting tired of continuing to call out different pastors and churches when they preach heresy.

Did I already tell you that in another post? I probably did. I can’t remember anymore.

But here’s another one:

Jesus isn’t the only way.

That title is mine and not the true title of the article.

The gist of the article is that Michael A. Walrond Jr., pastor of First Corinthian Baptist Church, has preached to his congregation that Jesus being the only way is ‘insanity.’ Here is part of that sermon from about two weeks ago:

“There was a time when you would see people in the pulpit say, ‘well, if you don’t believe in Jesus you going to Hell. That’s insanity in many ways because that is not what Jesus even believes. And so the key is you believe in God. And whatever your path is to God I celebrate that. Personally I celebrate that,” he said to a smattering of applause. “Again, we have enough in this world that divides us we need to find those things that bring us together. And if God cannot bring us closer together then something is wrong, not with God but in how we think we know God and understand God.”

I’m pretty sure Jesus believes that He is the only way to the Father. He said it Himself:

I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6 KJV).

There is no mistaking what was said in that passage. The very fact that this pastor misquoted the Bible and the words of Jesus disturbs me.

This comes straight out of the ‘tickle your ears’ church. A statement like this is telling those who hear it that it’s okay to believe what you want. Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, etc. will all go to Heaven. We know that’s not true but, unfortunately, this pastor does not.

And there are others our there just like him.

This is a perversion of the Gospel and it’s designed to keep the people in the seats rather than teach them the truth. These pastors should be growing their flock with the truth rather than a lie.

If your church teaches this or anything close to it, run for the door and don’t look back. That’s how I feel about it. I want to know the truth. I want to know what’s coming. I want to know what is in store for us in the last days and I want myself and my family to be ready for it.

Unfortunately, this type of doctrine isn’t it.

God Bless.

Author’s Note: I wanted to add that we should pray for these pastors who preach messages like this. We should pray that God will help them see the error of their doctrine and that they will change. 


God, Guns, and Parkland


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I wanted to post something about this latest incident but I wanted to wait. I wanted to take some time for everything to settle down a little before I decided to dip my toe into the waters of this issue.

It seems, however, that this latest incident was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

Concerned gun owners (myself included) continue to defend our Second Amendment rights to own a firearm. Liberals continue to chip away at the right, under the guise that it will make everyone safer if there were no one owned a gun.

Here’s the problem: the criminals will still have guns.

You can restrict gun sales, you can limit the capacity of the magazines, you can ban semi-automatic guns, etc. The criminals will still have them.

But the heart of the issue is why people commit these acts in the first place.

Do they have a mental disorder? Are they on some kind of psychiatric pharmaceutical? Was there a missing father figure when they were growing up? Or was it something deeper?

And please understand that I’m not making light of any of these issues.

What do I think is at the heart of some of these incidents?


Or, better put, a lack of God.

God used to be part of every day life back at the start of this great country. He was in school. Prayer was part of the school day. The Bible was taught in school.

Prayer in school was banned by the Supreme Court in 1963. Since then, I believe that the moral compass of this country has been steadily pointing in the wrong direction.

Back in the day (for me, that’s a while ago), things were a lot different. The climate in school was different. Much more mannered and considerate. Sure, you still had your occasional playground scuffles but nothing like we’re seeing today. Television programs were a lot different, too. Couples used to sleep in separate beds. But now, in 2018, you can see half naked couples romping around all over the TV screen.

Now, I’m not saying that these things are an influence on today’s kids. There are a number of studies which show that violence in things like video games aren’t a factor in how a child develops.

What do we need to do going forward? Get the parents more involved in their kid’s lives. Talk to them when they get home from school. Be interested in their day and mean it.

And make sure that God is a big part of your life. When God is removed the both the public and private squares, then immorality follows:

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting.” (Romans 1:28)

If you or your family don’t know Jesus, then I would suggest that you give your life to Him. No matter the family situation or the difficulties you might be going through, Jesus can help you through all of it. Nothing is beyond His ability to heal.

1 John 2:15-16 – The Trappings of the World


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Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world–the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life–is not of the Father but is of the world. (1 John 2:15-16 NKJV)

I want to say that I’ve been sitting here wracking my brains trying to figure out what to write here.

The truth is that I haven’t been doing that.

To be honest, I’ve been doing everything but trying to figure out what to write.

I’ve been doing exactly what this blog was originally meant to tell people not to do: get caught up in worldly things.

Today I had the opportunity to work from home. It’s not a thing that I do regularly (not that I mind) but when I do, I can work from the little office we have here on our third floor. I’ve got a desk with a couple of flat screen monitors and a nice keyboard. Keep in mind that this isn’t my setup; this is my wife’s. She’s been struggling to find a job but that’s a whole other blog for another day.

Anyhow, where was i? Yes, the office. There’s also a nice flat screen TV up here that we can turn on for background noise.

And that’s where the world comes in.

I started with the title of the blog and quoted the verses and then decided that I would flip the channels on the TV. Maybe, just maybe, I would get some inspiration. Let me tell you that QVC doesn’t inspire a blog post. It does, however, inspire you to buy microwave popcorn that you don’t need.

Can I bring this post back around? Yes, I can.

This shows that all of us get caught up in worldly things. We get caught up on our phones or we get caught up watching TV or that video game we can’t stop playing. Sometimes some of us get caught up in even bigger things: the next cool phone or the next generation laptop or that cool car that we just saw in the dealer’s showroom.

This is the world that John spoke of in the verses I cited at the beginning of this post.

If we love the world, then the love of the Father is not in us. The love of the next-gen phone is in us; the love of the next playoff game is in us; the love of the next party we’re going to is in us; the love of that really cool watch we saw at the store is in us.

I think you get the picture.

When God gets pushed to the back, so does His ability to work in and through us.

We are to be in the world and not of the world. Only then will we find the true happiness that God wants us to have.

The New Age and the Church


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I read an article from a Christian News site that popped into my Facebook feed. The headline reads as follows:

“‘Destiny Readings’? ‘Expert Seers’?: Australian Group ‘Christalignment’ Drawing Concerns Over New Age Practices in the Name of God.'”

The article tells the story of a group in Australia that calls itself ‘Christalignment.’ It offers “destiny readings” by “expert seers” along with dream interpretation and something called energy impartation. All of this in the name of God and evangelism. You can read article here.

I’m seeing more and more stories like this popping up around the world. Whether it’s ‘psychics for Jesus’ or churches embracing the homosexual agenda, it’s all very disturbing.

We are getting away from the original message that runs as a theme throughout the Gospels: repent.

It’s that simple.

I mean, what more can you say about all of this except that many of the churches have gone soft. As I’ve stated in my previous blogs, they are more interested in keeping the seats filled rather than telling people they need to repent. Telling a good person who isn’t saved that they are great just the way they are won’t get them saved.

If you aren’t saved, I would encourage you to get on your knees and repent of your sins and follow Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Then find a good Bible believing church. If you can’t find one in your, there are a number of good preachers you can find online. One of my favorites is Pastor Charles Lawson of Temple Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.

I encourage you to do it now because Christ could return at any moment.

God Bless!

Alien Intrusion: What I Learned


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In my last blog, I told you that I was going to see the documentary film ‘Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception.’

I finally saw the movie this past Thursday night and it’s taken some time for me to process exactly what I saw.

What I did see has changed my view of what, exactly, is out there.

But more on that later.

I won’t provide a film critics review of the documentary, suffice to say that it was very well done and presented with a logical progression of the facts and evidence.

The film begins with a brief history of our fascination with UFOs and aliens. It shows the mass hysteria and panic that ensued during Orson Welles October 30, 1938 broadcast of H.G. Wells ‘War of the Worlds.’ The actual panic that it created is still undecided but the dramatization’s impact was definitely felt.

The journey continues through the years, with various UFO sightings, the most famous being that of the Roswell incident in 1947.

We then move into the heart of the film where the scientific aspects of space travel are explored.

When I first became fascinated with the idea of aliens coming to this planet, the laws of physics never entered my mind. They have now.

The consensus among the scientists in this documentary is that it is nearly impossible to travel at the speed of light or greater. Here are just a few of the things I learned:

1) In order to accelerate to the speed of light, you would need to have the amount of energy equivalent to four atomic bombs (roughly the size of those detonated over Hiroshima). To slow down from the speed of light, you would need the same energy equivalent. Once you’ve reached your destination, you would need to use the same amount of energy all over again.

In addition, as you approach the speed of light, the mass of your ship would increase almost exponentially. This will also affect the amount of energy needed to approach light speed.

2) According to the documentary, there are approximately one hundred thousand particles of matter per one kilometer or space. Let’s face it folks: space isn’t really empty.

These aliens would need to come up with some kind of deflector screen to keep these particles from completely destroying their ship. This screen would also add to the energy consumption of the vehicle.

3) One of the last things I’ll mention is inertia. You know that ‘pinned back into your seat’ feeling you get when you slam the accelerator of your car? Imagine that times a really large number with lots of zeros on the end. You would end up being a red stain on the seat. Now an inertial dampener would need to be used to keep that from happening. And…you guessed it…more energy consumption.

When you think about it, ‘Star Trek’ isn’t too far off from what would be needed for interstellar travel: propulsion systems, guidance systems, life support, defense (you never know…), etc. All of these adding to overall energy consumption.

There was so much information in this film that I can’t fit it all here without making this blog too long of a read. Let me just recommend getting the DVD when it comes out.

My final thoughts? Considering everything I have read and seen, I believe that these craft are not interstellar but inter-dimensional. They have the ability to open up doors into other dimensions and freely pass between them. Scientists have always known that there are a number of dimensions out there (up to 10) so this is completely feasible. Violating the laws of physics is not.

As for the so-called ‘alien beings?’ I believe them to be demons masquerading as aliens. Looking like aliens gives them a more familiar look in that many will think they are aliens from outer space rather than demonic forces at work (for reference, read Ephesians 6:12)

For more information, please go to Alien Intrusion for more information.

God Bless!

Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception


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I’ve always had a fascination with UFO’s.

This fascination goes back to a time before I was saved. I would watch every program I could that had anything to do with aliens and UFOs and the possibility of life on other planets. I couldn’t get enough of it.

I remember first getting interested in the UFO phenomenon back in my early teens. I was going through the section of the public library no one really bothered to go into. You know the one I’m talking about. It had books about UFOs, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and other sordid creatures and crafts.

I don’t remember the title but I remember picking up a book that had a UFO on the cover. That’s was my first encounter with the UFO phenomenon. I couldn’t help but think about the possibilities.

Could there actually be aliens on other planets who could come to visit Earth and see what we’re all about? How would they get here? How far away are they? Would they be traveling at faster-than-light speeds?

Then Star Trek came along and I thought ‘Of course aliens can visit us if they’re more technologically advanced than we are!’ I didn’t think, for a minute, that the laws of physics would come into play.

Did I mention ‘Ancient Aliens?’ Well, that’s a whole other blog topic that I’ll save for later. 🙂

But my perception of what these crafts are could be changed by a film I’m going to see. It’s called ‘Alien Intrusion’ and it opens in theaters on Thursday, January 11 at 7 PM on the East Coast. You can find more information about it here:

Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception

The makers of this film will explain the UFO phenomenon from both scientific and biblical perspectives. They say that they will be able to show that these crafts were are seeing are not coming from another galaxy but from another dimension.

I’m looking forward to this movie and hope to be able to write a follow-up to this blog with a review and what I thought of this presentation.

God Bless!

A Christmas Message


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A single star, the brightest one in the sky, marked the way to the birthplace of a newborn king. 

The shepherds marveled at the sight. Having kept watch over their sheep at night, they were familiar with every star in the sky. This one, however, was different. It didn’t move as the others did. In fact, it didn’t move at all. It just stood there, night after night, as if to say ‘Come and see!’

This star was something they’ve never seen before; an anomaly in an otherwise normal sky. The shepherds were naturally afraid. Until an angel appeared to them while they were in their fields. 

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this Fay in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11)

Christmas is a special time of year for many of us. We gather together with family and friends. We exchange gifts, we eat, and we enjoy the time spent in each other’s company. 

But let’s not forget the true meaning of this season. Jesus may not have been born on December 25th but I can’t think of a better time to appreciate and honor what a loving God did for us: the birth of a Son who would come to save mankind. 

The Pauline Epistles – The Book of Romans


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Of all of Paul’s New Testament writings, I believe is letter to the church in Rome ranks as his best work.

I’ve read the New Testament a couple of times in my life but no other book of the Bible holds the key to salvation and grace than Paul’s letter to the Romans. I believe (as others have also commented) that is the reason that this book is near the beginning of the New Testament writings. It is a powerful statement about God’s grace for us and our salvation through Jesus Christ.

I am only going to give a brief summary of my thoughts about this letter. I will give some detail concerning the beginning of this letter and then summarize the remaining chapters.

Paul was in Corinth at the time of this writing. Because he was unable to leave Corinth, he decided to write a letter to the church in Rome detailing exactly what he would have said to them had he been able to make the trip.

The letter begins with Paul declaring that he is a servant of Jesus Christ, separated unto the gospel of God. He then states that:

Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead; by whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all  nations, for his name:” (Romans 1:3-5 KJV).

This is a key point that Paul makes. He has confirmed what the Gospels have also stated: that Jesus Christ is both man and the Son of God.

He then goes on to say that the gospel of Christ “…is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” (Romans 1:16 KJV)

That statement, to me, sums up everything that the gospel message is about: believing on the gospel and believing in Jesus as the Messiah is the key to salvation.

Paul then provides some historical background of the Israelites (the closing verses of Romans 1). He explains how, after sin entered the world, man gave himself up to his own desires. They turned from God and His righteousness and, instead, embraced their own.

He then details how we are all sinners and that the only path to salvation is not through ourselves but through the saving work of the cross.

In the remaining chapters, Paul details how unrighteous all of us are and that “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:24 KJV).

We are commanded to live as righteous a life as possible. We will fall short each and every day but it’s God’s grace that gives us the opportunity to get back up and try again.

In my next post, we will look at his letter to the Corinthians.

Thank you for reading and God bless!

The Pauline Epistles


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Since becoming a Christian a few years ago, I’ve read through the entire Bible twice.

While you’re reading, the Holy Spirit will give you nuggets of insight that will sometimes make me go ‘Oh wow!’ The epistles written by Paul was one of those nuggets.

There are twenty-seven books in the New Testament. Of those, thirteen are written by Paul. That’s nearly half of the New Testament!

I will say, though, that there is some doubt as to the exact authorship of some of these books but we can confirm that at least seven of them were authored by Paul. For now, we will assume that he authored all thirteen (I did check a few sources, including Wikipedia and

You might wonder how Paul could have so much to say that would fill thirteen books of the Bible but he did. Seven of these are written to the seven Churches they include Romans, First and Second Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and First and Second Thessalonians.

Each of these letters to the seven churches had a specific purpose in mind. There were things happening in these churches that disturbed him and he needed to emphasize that Jesus was the cornerstone of everything they should believe and everything they should be teaching.

What I hope to do over the coming days and weeks is to have separate posts on each of these letters to the seven churches and how they tie into what we are seeing today in the church and in society overall, taken from a biblical worldview.

I hope you look forward to reading them as much as I’m looking forward to writing them!

God Bless!

Christians and Halloween – To Celebrate or Not to Celebrate?


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Halloween is right around the corner and I thought about republishing a post I did last year about this popular holiday but I decided to take a different approach to this.

I recently read a story online (and for the life of me I can’t remember where) where a pastor was extolling the virtues of participating in Halloween and that all Christians should do it. He took the approach that this is a good time for us to engage with others and to preach the gospel to them. Or give out candy with Bible verses on them or put tracts in the kid’s bags with the candy.

As Christians, should we participate in this holiday event? I personally don’t celebrate and here’s why:

Last year I wrote a blog about the origins of Halloween. You can read that here.

We are instructed to be in the world but not of the world. Does this mean we shouldn’t participate in certain holiday traditions because they are worldly celebrations?

I’ve struggled with this very same question. Christmas and Halloween both have pagan roots but Halloween is overtly pagan. I do realize that Jesus was not born on December 25th but in my house, we take this time and season to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Halloween is a whole other ball of wax.

There is nothing in Halloween that could be considered Christian. It is strictly a pagan holiday and I detailed some of this in my earlier post. We are to stay away from anything that celebrates evil. Paul wrote about this in the book of Ephesians:

Be not ye therefore partakers with them. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord; walk as children of the light; (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;). And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” Ephesians 5:7-9,11

The pastor in the above mentioned story said that some are misinterpreting scripture. There’s no mistaking Paul’s intent when he wrote this. It’s pretty clear to me and it should be pretty clear to anyone with discernment.

Halloween is also one of the holiest nights on the pagan calendar. The hardcore Satanists will cast spells, summon demons, and even perform human sacrifices.

If you do decide to allow your children to go house to house on Halloween, please keep a close eye on them and don’t let them out of your sight.

God Bless!