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Been a weird but busy couple of weeks

September 14, 2010
I have been a little silent on my blog. However, been hard at work in other areas… that as it may be, partly that I am looking for a job. Meanwhile, I am selling books on Amazon.com under the name Saving Faith Books (Yeah there are some books I would not rather sell) as well as changing the name of my radio station to Saving Faith Radio (which includes changing over the blog for the station.) I have been selling books pretty well.
The idea behind the station name change was this: I decided that iggyROCKS! sounded a bit amateur. I hope to move on and grow the station in a bit of a different direction and thought the name change to Saving Faith Radio might make it sound more interesting. My thinking is that 1. There is a saving faith that leads us to Jesus. 2. There are many out there who are hurting and their faith is fading, and they need a place to help save their faith. 3. It sounded a bit like saving face… Other than that, it just seemed a time for change. I did notice my numbers have changed dramatically as I was in the top 50 in my genre and now popped into the top 100. Mostly I believe is that no one can find me under the new name. It may take a while for the name to register with live365.com so for at time if you are still looking for my station, you can find it under iggyrocks. Also, I have started more live shows, and have figured out a way to take live calls. Believe me it is all very low-tech.
I also plan to add more shows and have been talking to JR Harrison, who is one of the Out Law Preachers to do an audio version of his blog sermons. I hope this will add a bit more spice to the mix.
While I am writing I might as well point to a few things around the blogosphere. JR Harrison’s blog as he has many great thoughts there… also Brandon Mouser calls out Ken Silva on his version of a picture (Brandon was present for the picture while Ken was sitting in his evil lair thinking of new things to make up.) It is funny reading good ole Ken as he has not changed and begins to sound more and more like Pee Wee Herman “I know you are, but what am I?”

I have fallen in love with the Out Law Preachers. While some are more radical about Grace than I am, I see God is doing something great with these radicals. So if you are on Twitter as well as on Facebook check them out.
I had a run in with an old friend. I still consider him a friend though since he has turned agnostic or atheist or whatever, he seems to be angered when I even try to interact with him. In fact his story is that he was a Fundamentalist Baptist, who slowly became a Christian Universalist, then read a book debunking the inerrancy and infallibility of the bible and so, lost his faith in God all together. I mentioned that these terms are not even taught in the bible (yes it is “God breathed” and “inspired” but I see those word often packed with meaning not found in the text itself… so when you find an original text we can talk further on infallibility, you might then have a strong case). He then went into strange rants about what I believe (though he was not even close) as well as telling me I must believe the bible is all Truth! Ummm… I pointed out that Satan is quoted in the Bible and his words are lies, not truth… yet sadly it just turned uglier and uglier… to the point he told me to “F*** off”. Well, I hope he is content… still sad to lose a friend I respected and loved over the years. It seemed that he went full circle in his fundamentalism mindset though. I know that Atheists bristle at the idea of being called a fundy, but you are… you have a belief system which is a “religion” of sorts… Believe me I knew guys whose religion is Harley Davidson so don’t tell me atheism is not a religion. You worship science, and your own knowledge… you worship self ego etc… etc… etc… If I turned atheist I would worship peanut butter and fishing… A friend pointed out this site I think expresses my thoughts in a humorous way about atheistic fundamentalist… check it out. Personally, the one big reason (besides not being able to deny that Jesus entered my life as He did) that I would never become an atheist or agnostic, is the ones I run into are just plain mean people. (Just watch the comments over that one!) BTW, I believe that this person worshiped the bible and Jesus wanted to break him of his idolatry… of course if he ever reads this he will blow a gasket (though he is never angry… haha!)
I also have been doing fund raising for different ministries in Africa and soon India… you have read a few past posts on this so I will not say much more other than I hope to move forward to start a non-profit organization soon that helps out small ministries that God seems to be bringing to me. 
Well, that is about it for now. I hope to get back teaching on my blog soon… so beware!
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What does the bible state about social justice and God’s Kingdom now?

April 29, 2010
A couple of verses I found interesting: First, for those who claim that in the Bible the phrase “the world” (as in John 3:16) means “the people” I submit this verse that separates “the world” from “those who live in it.”
Psalm 24:1 The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it.
Second, I recently had a discussion with someone who claims (as does John MacArthur) that God’s Kingdom is a “future event” and has not yet come. I submit God has always been King, and that His Kingdom has been present for ever and ever… When Jesus came He brought the Kingdom to all humankind to be able to enter in. By stating it is future denies that it always was and is and is yet to come in its fullness. I see that people who teach these things mislead others astray as they believe that they are not part of the Kingdom that was, is and forever will be. Note also this verse teaches that evil “social justice”… yep, God is a communist after all … or is it that those that teach against this biblical teaching are just plain wrong about what the bible teaches on more than a few things?
Psalms 10: 16. The LORD is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land. 17. You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, 18. defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.
One final thought on how bad that teaching is. They teach that the Kingdom will come by careful observation of the times. But what did Jesus say about that?
Luke 17:20. Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, 21. nor will people say, `Here it is,’ or `There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.”
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A response about Truth

July 4, 2009

This is a response to a dear friend of mine who preached for many years. I dearly respect and appreciate all this friend has done for God in his life as well as the encouragement he has given me in the past.

He wrote:

You mentioned in one of your replies that something I said was a generational thing. Please remember, brother, that “Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” He said, “I am the LORD, I change not.”Our views of God in His Word cannot change with each generation. Truth is truth, and is unchangeable. What He said is wrong two thousand years ago, is still wrong today. Please don’t get caught up with the “watering down the Gospel” movement that is so prevalent in these last days.

My response:

Truth does not change, but our view of truth changes. I used to view some things that I was taught in the bible as truth and later as I read it found those things as not true….

The example I can give is that many Christians if not most condoned slavery for many years. In fact the “Truth” was that the bible taught us we could have slaves as long as we treated them well… yet, now we view slavery as it is… wrong and evil… Truth never changed. Slavery was always wrong and evil, yet it was how people began to have their eyes opened to the truth that changed how we view slavery.

Again, truth never changed, but how we viewed it did. I am not the same person I was when I was firsts saved as Truth (being the Person of Jesus Christ) changed me from the inside out. Truth never change, but my mind as it is renewed, began to see Truth more clear.

Many seem to think that I am or that my friends are saying truth changes and that is not the “truth” at all… Truth is the Person of Jesus who now indwells us and by His Holy Spirit leads us and teaches us in His Truth. This means what was true for us yesterday may change today as the Holy Spirit reveals God’s truth to us through Jesus.
I hope you understand that.

Now as far as “generational thing”. I view some things like wearing ties. There was a time when no one wore ties to preach, then there was a time that every one wore ties to preach and not not all wear ties to preach… the tie really does not matter to the preaching. The truth (hopefully) is in the preaching and not in the tie.

I view modernism and post-modernism the same way. One may use the tools of either to express the truth of the Gospel. The truth is the Gospel and not modernism or postmodernism.

Blessings!

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A response about Truth

July 4, 2009

This is a response to a dear friend of mine who preached for many years. I dearly respect and appreciate all this friend has done for God in his life as well as the encouragement he has given me in the past.

He wrote:

You mentioned in one of your replies that something I said was a generational thing. Please remember, brother, that “Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” He said, “I am the LORD, I change not.”Our views of God in His Word cannot change with each generation. Truth is truth, and is unchangeable. What He said is wrong two thousand years ago, is still wrong today. Please don’t get caught up with the “watering down the Gospel” movement that is so prevalent in these last days.

My response:

Truth does not change, but our view of truth changes. I used to view some things that I was taught in the bible as truth and later as I read it found those things as not true….

The example I can give is that many Christians if not most condoned slavery for many years. In fact the “Truth” was that the bible taught us we could have slaves as long as we treated them well… yet, now we view slavery as it is… wrong and evil… Truth never changed. Slavery was always wrong and evil, yet it was how people began to have their eyes opened to the truth that changed how we view slavery.

Again, truth never changed, but how we viewed it did. I am not the same person I was when I was firsts saved as Truth (being the Person of Jesus Christ) changed me from the inside out. Truth never change, but my mind as it is renewed, began to see Truth more clear.

Many seem to think that I am or that my friends are saying truth changes and that is not the “truth” at all… Truth is the Person of Jesus who now indwells us and by His Holy Spirit leads us and teaches us in His Truth. This means what was true for us yesterday may change today as the Holy Spirit reveals God’s truth to us through Jesus.
I hope you understand that.

Now as far as “generational thing”. I view some things like wearing ties. There was a time when no one wore ties to preach, then there was a time that every one wore ties to preach and not not all wear ties to preach… the tie really does not matter to the preaching. The truth (hopefully) is in the preaching and not in the tie.

I view modernism and post-modernism the same way. One may use the tools of either to express the truth of the Gospel. The truth is the Gospel and not modernism or postmodernism.

Blessings!

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Does this remind you of anyone?

November 12, 2008

In talking to many modernist Christians it seems that their math does not add up. Often they add man made philosophies to the Truth of Scripture. Never do they realize to have Absolute truth means then there is truth that is lesser… meaning that they created an issue that denies scripture’s teaching that Truth is the Person of Jesus and not some abstract thought. If Truth is diminished by adding to it, then I see it is the modernist who then diminishes truth as a whole.

One cannot have a lesser truth as the Bible simply calls that a lie. Truth is the Person of Jesus and if we add to that we only come to wrong conclusions and according to scripture it just will not add up. Believing a lie even dressed as truth is still believing a lie.

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Does this remind you of anyone?

November 12, 2008

In talking to many modernist Christians it seems that their math does not add up. Often they add man made philosophies to the Truth of Scripture. Never do they realize to have Absolute truth means then there is truth that is lesser… meaning that they created an issue that denies scripture’s teaching that Truth is the Person of Jesus and not some abstract thought. If Truth is diminished by adding to it, then I see it is the modernist who then diminishes truth as a whole.

One cannot have a lesser truth as the Bible simply calls that a lie. Truth is the Person of Jesus and if we add to that we only come to wrong conclusions and according to scripture it just will not add up. Believing a lie even dressed as truth is still believing a lie.

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From Julie to Ken with Love…

December 19, 2007

From Julie to Ken with Love…

In the flare up of tempers… it seems that at least some have come to their senses… Ken has relegated all his careful so-called “research” to just “opinions” and Julie who seems to be the type of wife any many would want in their corner, has now taken the higher road.
So here is part of the letter to Ken, Ingrid and Paula…

“Dear Ken, Paula and Ingrid,Love and blessings to you. Let us today post this on your various sites, atone the hate and start the love of Christ, that we all want to emulate. let us today, start talking lovingly and respectfully and “kill the hate” between us once and for all.

What do you say?”

Read the rest here: From Julie

Oh and BTW, Ingrid is on record for apologies at times yet Ken has yet to apologize for much of anything… including his defamation of me by stating publicly I am not “saved” and teach “semi-pelagian” doctrines… (I still forgive you Ken)

Now also Tony has an article in where he states what type of people like Ken really are.

“OK, so some of you were perplexed with consternation over the dust-up with He Who Shall Not Be Named. Thanks for your concern. (No thanks to those of you who are truly mean-spirited.)As I’ve tried to explain to Julie, the people who voraciously blog against me and my friends don’t really care about “grace and peace” (though they sometimes sign off their comments that way). Instead, they fear that I am “nice-ing people right to hell.” In other words, saving people from eternal damnation is more important than manners.”

Read more here: Moving On

Tony has a new book out and as soon as I am able I will be review it for you… I have “thumbed” through it though and have had a good laugh (in a good way) as he shows what “Emergents” think about “truth” and “absolute truth”… I think I am going to like the book. = )

I came across this post which I found a bit “humorous” only that it is soooo true and that the “apprising” articles mentioned are so thinly veiled I had to laugh at it.
It is rather good though…
What Response to Slander Campaign

I had a little run in with the past as I came across the notorious “Tony Jones dropped the “f” bomb” article on CWN I had a bit of a kick at the comments section which should let everyone know how people really feel about Ken and his “ministry”. Note that this is a Ken Silva friendly organization that let’s him post his missives…

I hope Ken will start getting the message… Here are some of my favorites.

“Posted On: 08/02/07 03:26:23 PMAge 24, KS”repugnant Emergent punks”–really, Ken? You’re honestly referring to another human being in such terms, albeit a person you disagree with, rather vehemently obviously? I shudder at the hatred your posts convey. You criticize Tony Jones for cussing and you turn right around and insult him unashamedly. I wouldn’t want my pastor to cuss, but neither would I want my pastor to encourage hateful comments and hateful attitudes. Perhaps the words of the children’s song are appropriate for you, Ken–“Be careful little mouth what you say.”

“Posted On: 04/06/07 09:28:27 AMAge 40, MN Ken, I wonder if you realize that 100 years ago or 200 years ago or whenever, that even the most conservative church in America (yes yours) would be considered ‘heretical’ by the standards of the Christian community of that era. From the way you dress, the things you allow and yes, even on multiple doctrinal issues, that of course we see now as ‘non-essential’. So is it really helpful for you to continue to act as though you are the one guy and church that has it all right, that knows God’s mind perfectly? How can you be so confident? God has made Himself known, I agree, but there is mystery, we don’t have all the answers, we’re human, we CAN’T. I really can’t buy your critique here and a lot of what I see on this website. May I remind of you of one simple fact, Mr. Author? There are countless people who have come to a saving knowledge of Christ as their savior through what you have named “The Emergent Cult.” It seems to me that if you are going to keep other Christians accountable in a Biblical manner, you will do it in a way that does not discourage these young believers. You need to point out the problems you see in the Emergent set of beliefs, but you must do it in Godly love. “

“Ken Silva, it seems to me, is fiddling while Rome is burning. “

“Posted On: 04/05/07 11:17:04 PMAge 25, CA Ken Silva needs to be silenced. He is only trying to divide the christian church. Also why is he afraid of criticism, by not letting anyone post comments on his blog? Ken, please stop. You are giving “christian” and “silva” a bad name.”

Posted On: 04/02/07 02:02:16 PMAge 76123, TX Your article deeply saddens me. The hatred, the name-calling… I see and hear no Love in it. I always want to be so aware myself of Pharisee-ism, and I’m sure that you do as well. You might find it very revealing to take a more humble look at “the other side,” with no more than a desire to hear and understand. As with the Pharisees, sometimes God offends the mind to reveal the heart. Attitudes in articles like yours are one of many reasons that I have found sanctuary within the type of community you would call a cult. I do not pretend that my church seeks or follows God perfectly, but we are seeking and following Him as best we know and can. We try to show deference where there is disagreement, we try to Love as Jesus did. Our God is a Big God. He will not be confined to the pretty religious packages we would like to fashion for Him. I’m sure you are also following Him the best way that you know. If people don’t see Love in you, however, they might never believe it.

Oh, there is more of this stuff and again one can only start to realize why Ken does not allow comments on his blogs and why Ingrid heavily censored hers.
If you want to read more of these comments… which there are 20 total and 5 would be considered positive… again this is a very conservative organization…
My favorite “pro” one I think truly reflects that arrogance and insanity of those who follow men like Ken.
“Posted On: 04/03/07 06:29:07 AMAge 57, AR These responses are unreal. The guy wouldn’t have used the filthy words if he were IN Christ. When or if you were saved, did you in your quest for the truth in God’s word, cuss about it? I didn’t! God made me Holy. He wants us to live Holy lives. There appears to be allot of learned people on this page. You may be smart, but not in the knowledge of the Lord, and his ways. The only word I can think to describe what I thought when reading some of these responses, is TOLERANT.”
First off Ken would state this guy was a “semi-pelagian” for stating, “in your quest” as that would be an Arminian view and not the “approved” Reformers… Secondly, I truly wonder what this guy means by “God made me Holy.” I mean I agree, but it does not mean sin does not rise up in us once in a while… if in fact using a word created by the Puritans in a sin… Oh those evil and vile not “IN Christ” Puritans… they make me so made for giving the world that sinful word…. it makes me just want to cuss… LOL!

be blessed,
iggy