Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Are We Offering Our Children To Molech?

"…modern liberal theology is more heinous than following the Molech of old.

Do you know the facts concerning Molech? Molech, whose idol was in the valley of Hinnon, was a heathen god whom the Jews were constantly warned against following. What kind of a god was Molech? He was the god of the sacrifice of newborn babies. This was the central act of his worship: the firstborn of every woman’s body had to be sacrificed to Molech. According to one tradition, there was an opening at the back of the brazen idol, and after a fire was made within it, each parent had to come and with his own hands place his firstborn child in the white-hot, out-stretched hands of Molech. According to this tradition, the parent was not allowed to show emotion, and drums were beaten so that the baby’s cries could not be heard as the baby died in the hands of Molech. And there, I would say, stand many in our day.

Many of those who come to me, those with whom I work, are the children destroyed by a worse than Molech. Men--men who were supposedly the men of God--have stood by while their children were eaten up by modern theology. And then we are told that there is supposed to be no emotion shown.

Some of you who read this bear the marks of these things from the background from which you come. All of us are marked by this in some way, to some extent, because our Western, post-Christian world has been undercut by liberal theology. Every scar this present generation has, every tear cried, every baby aborted, every drug trip taken, cannot be separated from the fact that the church has turned away and become unfaithful. This generation are the babies in the hands of Molech. And are we supposed to stand by and hear their cries and cover them up by beating loudly the drums of a profitless discussion? No, we are to weep and to act."

--Francis Schaeffer, Adultery and Apostasy: The Bride and Bridegroom
Taken from The Works of Francis Schaeffer

Saturday, March 21, 2009

God Uses Bold Men

"The gospel of Christ does not move by popular waves. It has no self-propagating power. It moves as the men who have charge of it move. The preacher must impersonate the gospel. Its divine, most distinctive features must be embodied in him. The constraining power of love must be in the preacher as a projecting, eccentric, an all-commanding, self-oblivious force. The energy of self-denial must be his being, his heart and blood and bones. He must go forth as a man among men, clothed with humility, abiding in meekness, wise as a serpent, harmless as a dove; the bonds of a servant with the spirit of a king, a king in high, royal, in dependent bearing, with the simplicity and sweetness of a child. The preacher must throw himself, with all the abandon of a perfect, self-emptying faith and a self-consuming zeal, into his work for the salvation of men. Hearty, heroic, compassionate, fearless martyrs must the men be who take hold of and shape a generation for God. If they be timid time servers, place seekers, if they be men pleasers or men fearers, if their faith has a weak hold on God or his Word, if their denial be broken by any phase of self or the world, they cannot take hold of the Church nor the world for God."

--E.M. Bounds (1835-1913), Power Through Prayer

Sunday, March 15, 2009

What It Means to Be a M.A.N.

- In honorable, holy, responsible behavior (1 Thess. 4:3-5).
- In God honoring work (1 Thess. 4:11-12).
- In wisdom and understanding (2 Tim. 2:15).

- To God (2 Tim. 2:15)
- To Family (Eph. 5:21-31)
- To the Church (Heb. 3:12-13)

- As provider & protector of the family (1 Tim. 5:8).
- As gentle & humble to all (Col: 3.12, Titus 3:2).
- As defender of the weak, the young, the old (1 Tim. 5:1-3, Prov. 31:8-9).

Monday, March 09, 2009

Obama's Cloward-Piven Strategy

Is this country's economic collapse deliberate? Could this be an intentional and strategic move toward Socialism by the radical left Obama administration?

If you think this sound too far-fetched to be true, THIS ARTICLE might give you reason to think otherwise.

Similarly, THIS AUDIO describing the Cloward-Piven Stradegy may cause you to stop and seriously consider whether or not this in fact is true.

Here are a few excerpts from the article:

"First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, the "Cloward-Piven Strategy" seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse."

David Horowitz summarizes the Cloward-Piven Strategy as:

"The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. The "Cloward-Piven Strategy" seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse."

and from Newsmax:

"Their strategy to create political, financial, and social chaos that would result in revolution blended Alinsky concepts with their more aggressive efforts at bringing about a change in U.S. government. To achieve their revolutionary change, Cloward and Piven sought to use a cadre of aggressive organizers assisted by friendly news media to force a re-distribution of the nation's wealth."

Thursday, March 05, 2009

If God is So Powerful and So Good, Why Do Bad Things Happen? by Voddie Baucham

This is excellent:

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Get Your Texts From God

“Get your texts from God—your thoughts, your words, from God. In great measure, according to the purity and perfections of the instrument, will be success. It is not great talents God blesses so much as great likeness to Jesus. A holy minister is an awful weapon in the hand of God. A word spoken by you when your conscience is clear, and your heart full of God’s Spirit, is worth ten thousand words spoken in unbelief and sin.”

-–Robert Murray M’Cheyne (1813–1843)