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A good offense is to be offensive?

September 25, 2008

This is sick… and truly offensive I just warned you.

Time for Faithful Pastors to Go on the Attack!

I just have three questions…

1. Are we really starving with more churches and bibles in the USA than any other country?

2. Are we supposed to be dependant on our pastors to “feed us”?

3. How is using a picture of a starving man not using pragmatism?

OK… I really have more questions than that… but to me there is a fundamental and foundational misunderstanding of the real issue. It seems that some see that they are free to do anything yet anyone they deem lesser than themselves can do nothing right. This is sick. There is a sickness that is out there and it is from lack of biblical nutrition… in fact the postcard is part of the issue. The meat of the Word is in the “Doing of the Word” not in going to church and sitting in a pew and letting someone spoon feed you every week. Let those pastors attack… it seems that is what they do best.

And yes I get it… but it is so wrong and off base that it is not only offensive, but it is promoting people to not be dependant of Jesus, but on a man. To me this is a perfect example of the promotion of a “man-based” faith that misses the mark completely.

We are to become like Jesus, not like our pastors… even if they are truly great men. Chris Rosebrough seems to think that the answer is keeping people in diapers and not integrating their faith in their life. I say that as anyone who promotes spoon-fed christianity misses that we are to be not just hearers of the Word, but doers.

The milk is at all churches…. it is fed to us from all pastors… If Chris R and Ken Silva really want mature Christians out there… they need to call for doers of the Word and not focus on the milk and superficiality of “Churchianity.”

For what others are saying about this I recommend this post.

The Gospel is of Good News… not of sensationalism… not of scare tactics of this world.

iggy
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A good offense is to be offensive?

September 25, 2008

This is sick… and truly offensive I just warned you.

Time for Faithful Pastors to Go on the Attack!

I just have three questions…

1. Are we really starving with more churches and bibles in the USA than any other country?

2. Are we supposed to be dependant on our pastors to “feed us”?

3. How is using a picture of a starving man not using pragmatism?

OK… I really have more questions than that… but to me there is a fundamental and foundational misunderstanding of the real issue. It seems that some see that they are free to do anything yet anyone they deem lesser than themselves can do nothing right. This is sick. There is a sickness that is out there and it is from lack of biblical nutrition… in fact the postcard is part of the issue. The meat of the Word is in the “Doing of the Word” not in going to church and sitting in a pew and letting someone spoon feed you every week. Let those pastors attack… it seems that is what they do best.

And yes I get it… but it is so wrong and off base that it is not only offensive, but it is promoting people to not be dependant of Jesus, but on a man. To me this is a perfect example of the promotion of a “man-based” faith that misses the mark completely.

We are to become like Jesus, not like our pastors… even if they are truly great men. Chris Rosebrough seems to think that the answer is keeping people in diapers and not integrating their faith in their life. I say that as anyone who promotes spoon-fed christianity misses that we are to be not just hearers of the Word, but doers.

The milk is at all churches…. it is fed to us from all pastors… If Chris R and Ken Silva really want mature Christians out there… they need to call for doers of the Word and not focus on the milk and superficiality of “Churchianity.”

For what others are saying about this I recommend this post.

The Gospel is of Good News… not of sensationalism… not of scare tactics of this world.

iggy
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What if there was true persecution in America?

September 8, 2008

I was laughing about a recent article that an ODM had written stating he was being so very persecuted over having to move his blog. I also was sort of angry as he compared this with being a Viet Nam war vet. I though what a dishonorable thing to say about true war vets.
What if we did have real persecution? Is having a blog deleted anything compared to having one’s wife and children murdered in front of you just because one is a Christian? How about if someone was tossed to wild animals or ripped apart alive…? Yes these are sick things…
Yet, things like this are happening now. My friend Preacherman has a great post called “Crucifixion Legalized and Practiced In Darfur” . Also, please check out the links he has. This IS real… this IS sad… and this is a REAL WAR and not some so called “truth war” that seems more interesting in promoting some peoples relativistic view of truth filtered through their preferred theological system.
Be blessed,
iggy
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What if there was true persecution in America?

September 8, 2008

I was laughing about a recent article that an ODM had written stating he was being so very persecuted over having to move his blog. I also was sort of angry as he compared this with being a Viet Nam war vet. I though what a dishonorable thing to say about true war vets.
What if we did have real persecution? Is having a blog deleted anything compared to having one’s wife and children murdered in front of you just because one is a Christian? How about if someone was tossed to wild animals or ripped apart alive…? Yes these are sick things…
Yet, things like this are happening now. My friend Preacherman has a great post called “Crucifixion Legalized and Practiced In Darfur” . Also, please check out the links he has. This IS real… this IS sad… and this is a REAL WAR and not some so called “truth war” that seems more interesting in promoting some peoples relativistic view of truth filtered through their preferred theological system.
Be blessed,
iggy
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CRN lies some more… but what’s new?

August 5, 2008
Interesting that Chris Rosebrough sees fit to lie about Richard Abanes again. His claims that Richard has yet to give an answer… is well… a lie. Richard already gave an answer… which seems that Chris Rosebrough sees fit to ignore.
Personally this whole situation has shown me what these ODM’s truly are. I see that they will stop at nothing and use the ways of the world to attack and slander others. They seem to have no shame… nor the ability to extend Grace, Mercy, or the loving Kindness of God. I wonder as I read scripture at the King who forgave a servant a great debt… yet that servant went out and demanded payment from another that owed him money…
Here is that passage.
Matt 18:21-35
21. Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22. Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
23. “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. 25. Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt. 26. “The servant fell on his knees before him. `Be patient with me,’ he begged, `and I will pay back everything.’ 27. The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.
28. “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him and began to choke him. `Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded. 29. “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, `Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.’ 30. “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt.
31. When the other servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed and went and told their master everything that had happened. 32. “Then the master called the servant in. `You wicked servant,’ he said, `I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33. Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 34. In anger his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. 35. “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart.”
This is my fear for these people.
In a recent dialogue with a very prominent figure in all this, they confessed that they had trouble “not hating” me. I believe that is part of their issue. They need to deal with the person in the mirror… and not project their issues on others.
I practice forgiveness daily… I forgive them for making even physical threats against my person as one “pastor” did. I forgive them for judging my salvation which is God’s territory only.
I would not be surprise to receive a letter from a lawyer from one of them. Again, they seem to have no issues with doing as the world does.
This “Truth War” was never about truth…
My heart truly goes out to these people. I pray for them daily asking for God’s best for them and that they be blessed in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
I do not hate them… yet it seems they need to overcome their own hatred for others.
Blessings,
iggy
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CRN lies some more… but what’s new?

August 5, 2008
Interesting that Chris Rosebrough sees fit to lie about Richard Abanes again. His claims that Richard has yet to give an answer… is well… a lie. Richard already gave an answer… which seems that Chris Rosebrough sees fit to ignore.
Personally this whole situation has shown me what these ODM’s truly are. I see that they will stop at nothing and use the ways of the world to attack and slander others. They seem to have no shame… nor the ability to extend Grace, Mercy, or the loving Kindness of God. I wonder as I read scripture at the King who forgave a servant a great debt… yet that servant went out and demanded payment from another that owed him money…
Here is that passage.
Matt 18:21-35
21. Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22. Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
23. “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. 25. Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt. 26. “The servant fell on his knees before him. `Be patient with me,’ he begged, `and I will pay back everything.’ 27. The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.
28. “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him and began to choke him. `Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded. 29. “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, `Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.’ 30. “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt.
31. When the other servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed and went and told their master everything that had happened. 32. “Then the master called the servant in. `You wicked servant,’ he said, `I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33. Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 34. In anger his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed. 35. “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart.”
This is my fear for these people.
In a recent dialogue with a very prominent figure in all this, they confessed that they had trouble “not hating” me. I believe that is part of their issue. They need to deal with the person in the mirror… and not project their issues on others.
I practice forgiveness daily… I forgive them for making even physical threats against my person as one “pastor” did. I forgive them for judging my salvation which is God’s territory only.
I would not be surprise to receive a letter from a lawyer from one of them. Again, they seem to have no issues with doing as the world does.
This “Truth War” was never about truth…
My heart truly goes out to these people. I pray for them daily asking for God’s best for them and that they be blessed in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
I do not hate them… yet it seems they need to overcome their own hatred for others.
Blessings,
iggy
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Please pray for Jon Cardwell

May 1, 2008
I have been coresponding with Jon Cardwell over the past year. He is a missionary in Alaska yet has found out he has ALS otherwise know as “Lou Gehrig’s disease”. I was saddened to hear this. ALS is a slow degenerative muscle disease so it will take some time for it to have it’s full effect on Jon. He still has needs as making a living.

I have asked people to pray over the internet a few times and have seen miracles. From the miracle of my son who was rapidly losing weight from birth and not eathing to see him begin to eat and gain strength and weight the very day many prayed, to the recent fires in Molt/Park City area in which none of my relatives property was damaged by fire. In fact one relative had the fire stop right at her property line and there seems no reason other than divine intervention.

I know God can heal people and I ask that you pray for Jon. He is currently in the lower states looking for places to preach and possibly to be the full time pastor.
iggy