We are adding this to our LinksÃ‚Â page but thought to post it here as well. They have a web page called "Ministry Watch" which is an excellent resource for finding out the financial condition of many ministries. On the front page is a list of "30 Shining Light Ministries" who do the best job of getting as close to 100% of donations out to the field, and "30 Donor Alert Ministries" which is a kind of financial hall of shame. They provide this report which briefly states the problem with each "winner".
by Marsha West
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh. "” Luke 6:45
There seems to be a growing trend in the Church for the clergy to feed the sensual appetite through their sermons. What we are dealing with are pastors who have dirty minds and potty mouths. The word that best describes them is profane.
The following definition of profane is from the Merriam Webster dictionary:
1: to treat (something sacred) with abuse, irreverence, or contempt: desecrate
2: to debase by a wrong, unworthy, or vulgar use
So profanity is language that shows disrespect for something sacred, such as the name of God. Not taking the Lord's Name in vain is one of the Ten Commandments:
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vainÃ‚Â (Exodus 20:7).
Rick Warren has joined anti Israel activist Colin Chapman, heretical Emergent church guru Brian Maclaren, apostate positive thinking church marketing demagogue of the now bankrupt Chrystal Cathedral Robert Shuller, and Korean advocate of a hybred of Christinity and mystical Buddhism Yongee Cho as a signatory of the Yale Chrislam document identifying YHWH the God of Israel and the Judeo Christian scriptures with the ancient Nabaten moon god allah of Islam.
Please click here to view the article Connecting the "Dots" on Brian McLaren
In the past Moriel has reckoned Rob Bell to be just another of the false teachers deceiving the church that the Lord warned would arise in The Last Days. He has unfortunately since become what Steve Chalk is in the UK, an arch instrument of Satan in spiritually seducing Christian youth with his "pseudo hip pseudo theology".Ã‚Â This doctrinally ignorant figure is as dangerous as he is deluded.
Posted on March 6, 2011 at 10:31am by Jonathon M. Seidl Jonathon M. Seid
"All dogs go to Heaven," the classic kids movie suggests. But do all people, no matter what they do or don't believe?
Editors at Lighthouse Trails
Lighthouse Trails Publishing
January 11, 2011
Just ten days after Lighthouse Trails posted its last and most important article of 2010, Rick Warren's "Apologetics" Weekend Should Apologize for Representing "Another Gospel," we must issue this Special Report regarding a year-long event that will be kicking off at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church on January 15th.
When Jerusalem fell to the Greco-Syrian tyrant Antiochus Epiphanes it fell twice. The first time was a gradual assimilation into the Greek culture that was first introduced by Alexander the Great and whose precepts were inherited by his military successors throughout the remnant of that once great yet brief empire. The vision that Alexander had was to see the whole world transformed by a single language and culture; this in turn was the thrust of this madman cum megalomaniac whose political and military pressure turned the rulers of Jerusalem's religious class upon themselves. The new Greek thought in the form of Hellenism was pitted against the traditions of Rabbinic Judaism and the new usurped the old with the result being the political and cultural domination of Greco-Syria.
The Second Sin of King David
Is it a saga of shame, betrayal, and foolishness by those who should (and actually do) know better, or is it more a matter of biblical ignorance, a misplaced zeal, pandering to the pressures of theocratic politics, or convoluted loyalties, or a lack of wisdom from above?
There is no doubt that God's PEACE plan is the redemptive and regenerative Gospel of Jesus alone; there is no true salvation in any other Name (Acts 4:12), nor any other true God but the God of Israel (Exodus 20:3, Jeremiah 10:10) and other gods are demons (1 Corinthians 10:20, Deuteronomy 32:17, Psalm 106:37). Nor is there any other true "PEACE" except through God's peace plan based on the New Testament Gospel of salvation by grace and justification through faith (Luke 2:14, Romans 3:17, Romans 5:1, Ephesians 2:14, 2 Thessalonians 3:16, 1 Peter 5:14, 2 Peter 3:14).
Rick Warren however, has teamed up with Tony Blair to push Rick Warren's own "Global 'PEACE' Plan" aligning governments, industries, and religions "“ all religions (including Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and worshipers of other "gods" which Scripture identifies as demons) to inaugurate Warren's peace plan contrary to God's and omits the Gospel of Jesus as the only true "PEACE".
Over recent years there has been a steady build up of opposition to and outright rejection of what some term as "˜the theory' of "˜penal substitution'. Amongst the definitions for Ã‚Â "˜theory' is one that reads "“ "˜a conjectural view or idea'. When it comes then to understanding what was happening on "the cross of Christ" for the faithful Christian the doctrine of "˜penal substitution' is not a matter of "˜conjecture' but it is the factual and glorious heartbeat that sustains God's gift of "eternal life" [Romans 6:23]. "˜Penal substitution' is a factual divine truth that leaps from the pages of the Bible and to deny otherwise is quite simply to set oneself up as an "˜enemy of the cross of Christ'.
Ramadan is the Muslim holy month of fasting for spiritual renewal and purification. It commemorates the month during which Muslims believe Mohammed received the Quran through divine revelation, and it calls Muslims to self-control, sacrificial generosity and solidarity with the poor, diligent reading of the Quran, and intensified prayer.