Americans harrassed by the Dearborn MI police for handing out gospels of John….

23 06 2010

I’m sorry….did I wake up in Russia today and not know it?

This is typical of the Islamic / Christian double standard we see all of the time…Gosh….what would have happened if a Muslim was handing out copies of the Quran?

Uh….nothing..





Ahh…Ergun…Just man-up and be done with it…you look like an idiot.

5 05 2010

For those who don’t know, Ergun Caner the apologist without an actual debate, and the supposed apologist has dug himself a hole that he’ll never get out of except by trying something new…honesty.

Ergun is fond of stretching the truth in relation to his accomplishments in the realm of Christian debate, and also when speaking of his former supposed Jihad-Muslim life.

Here is a link exposing his real history as opposed to his fake Jihad-Muslim-turned-Christian history: LINK  He’s just a man who grew up in the mid-west…that’s it. No Jihad, no big devout Muslim from Turkey…just a fake.

Lying is bad; no doubt about that, but for a Christian to pull a “Bill Clintion” and just pretend nothing ever happened…well, that’s inexcusable.

ERGUN! MAN-UP! IF NOT FOR YOUR PRIDE, DO IT BECAUSE CHRIST’S NAME IS WORTH KEEPING OUT OF THE MUD!

Ergun should be ashamed of himself for being a liar, and Liberty University’s leaders should be ashamed of themselves for not taking action when they knew it was happening!

Here is an audio clip of Dr. James white exposing Caner’s lying and a cartoon done by Anglez over at www.aomin.org (the home of Dr. James White) .(here:  20100429.mp3  ) 





To my LDS friends…just give up…

9 01 2010




Interesting chat with a couple of Mormon missionaries…

1 11 2009

This is an interesting conversation that “mormondoctrinedotnet” had with a couple of Mormon missionaries at mormon.org.
Sadly, this is pretty typical of the conversations that I’ve had with Mormons also…





What does a Christian look like?

18 10 2009

Well, I can tell you what one DOESN’T look like.

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This is Michael Markley; an iterant preacher who goes by the handle: Open Air Preacher and preaches out of a motor home; has no “home church,” no eldership to answer to, nor what seems like a Christian bone in his body. He spews nonsensical hatred at anyone who would challenge his heretical “sinless perfection” doctrines.

What follows is an illustration of how NOT to represent Christianity on one side, and what a Christian attitude is on the other.

This is a short exerpt of a dialogue between Open Air Preacher and a man with the screen name; Partxykell. Notice how respectful Partxykell is and what he get’s in return from Open Air Preacher:

From OpenAirPreacher to partxykell:
you are of the devil,,, you keep commiting sin…
1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil;
 for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
Jesus has not destroyed the works of the devil in your life by your testemony,,, you keep sinning,, your demonically controlled

to which Partxykell replied:
“That’s an interesting comment, but what I was particularly interested in was a brief definition of sin, so that we can be sure that we are talking about the same thing. This is the 6th time (I think) that I have asked this, and I really
 would be interested in your thoughts on this.”

(A sincere attempt at getting dialogue going; done in a respectful, and God honoring way…but does Open-air-I-am-sinless-Preacher respond in kind? Nope. Here is the vile stuff he spewed)

From OpenAirPreacher to partxykell:
partxy
you want sinning to be acceptable so you can glorify your god by
 sinning

Partxykell recognized that as gibberish and replied:\
“You know, it sounds as though you have lots of insulting things written on pieces of paper, and you just draw them randomly out of a hat when “replying” to your comments. I actually make some effort with my comments, but your responses are lazy and superficial, and have nothing to do with who I am. How could they? You don’t know anything
 about me. You are morally, spiritually and intellectually LAZY.

(Now, do you think even those accurate observations got Open Air Preacher thinking about his own behavior? That he would become repentant and discuss the video in an intellectually honest way?)

Nope…here is his reply:

From OpenAirPreacher to partxykell:
“partxy
evil man if you knew Jesus you would not ask
1 John 3:6 Whosoever abideth
 in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.”

(Now I’m fairly certain that Open Air Preacher is not 5 years old; he looks to be in his 50s or so…but as you can see from his responses; they are neither well thought out, nor Christian in their tone.)

Sad, isn’t it?

Nor is that an isolated incident. Does Open Air Preacher confine his nonsense insults to Christians? No. During an exchange in the comment boxes of one of his videos, a young man going by the screen name of fd9w4dcm claiming to be an atheist asked a question:

fd9w4dcm to Open Air Preacher
“What kind of Christians are the good ones? I only meet angry and hating Christians.. :/

Oh, and is it OK for an atheist to go to church?”

I replied to him:
“that might be the saddest and funniest thing I’ve
 read in a long time.
PLEASE don’t just Christianity by Mr Hater here…he’s an example of what NOT to be as a Christian.

PS: yes…please come to church. :)”

To which he (the young atheist) replied:
“Yes, quite sad. Alot of Christians I’ve met are just angry (lol), especially on YouTube. Maybe I’ve been unlucky.
I’ve just moved and don’t
 really know alot of people here, so some friends or just someone to talk to might be fun, be it Christian or not, I don’t care ;P
Also, I’ve wanted to just visit the church for a while, but I’ve had this weird thought that they wouldn’t like me.
Not to be disrespectful or anything, but I don’t believe in God tho’, but it’s still ok?

I told him:
“fd9w4ncm,
You
 can email me directly and you can talk anytime.
It’s not respectful to be honest about your disbelief in God…

You must know that I do and I think that you are wrong to disbelieve but I also believe that I cannot “argue” you into belief or “insult” you into belief…God must do the heart changing.

click my name if you need to talk about this kind of thing.”

So the young man replied:

Thanks, will try to remember that. 🙂

And then here comes our representative of what a Christian should not act like; Open Air Preacher, who said:
“fd9w
you can join ravich’s church ,keep sinning and join him here trashing Jesus…remember they are calvinists and follow John Calvins teaching..
Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church;
Calvin also
 had twenty women burned at the stake after accusing them of causing a plague that had swept through Geneva in 1545.”

Well, what a sorry example of Christian behavior that is…not to mention a whole host of logical fallacies thrown in for good measure.

When given the chance to witness Christ to a professing Atheist, our own Open Air Preacher would rather show him what Christianity is not.

No surprising as Jesus himself said when referring to false teachers:

“…by their fruits you will know them”

As if he’s not sullied the name of Christ enough for one day, Open Air Preacher adds:
“Church is for saints saints
 forsake sinning…atheists should never be allowed in church  also Hypocrites like these religious bastards who say they sin daily,,,, Jesus is coming and will have His angels clean the swine out of the church,,,

get right with God,,,, Love Jesus and stop sinning!

I post this for one reason; an object lesson. If you’re a Christian; please, know what you believe, defend it with gentleness and reverence. Give your reason for the hope that lies within you but don’t do it like our friend Open Air Preacher.






The Empty Hand of Faith

16 09 2009

This is the text from a tract I got over at AOmin. I thought that it was so well written that I’d share it with you. Even if you are already saved, these are words that are important to remember.

The Empty Hand of Faith

“Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due. But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness . . . For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants.”

—Romans 4:4-5, 16

“That I may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith.”

—Philippians 3:9

“Faith is chosen by God to be the receiver of salvation, because it does not pretend to create salvation, nor to help in it, but it is content humbly to receive it. Faith is the tongue that begs pardon, the hand which receives it, and the eye which sees it; but it is not the price which buys it. Faith never makes herself her own plea, she rests all her argument upon the blood of Christ. She becomes a good servant to bring the riches of the Lord Jesus to the soul, because she acknowledges whence she drew them, and owns that grace alone entrusted her with them.”

—Charles Spurgeon, All of Grace

The single most amazing truth about the Gospel of Jesus Christ is this: it is all of grace. It is the work of God, not of man. It is the story of a powerful Savior who redeems His people, and He does so completely. It is about a sovereign God, a perfect Savior, and an accomplished redemption.

In the above quoted Scripture we hear the very message of life itself. We first hear about our inability: if we think we can “work” to gain something from God, we do not understand how truly lost we are. The one who works receives only his wages, not righteousness. But to the one who does not come to God with any idea of merit or earning, but instead trusts in the God who justifies the ungodly, that kind of faith is reckoned to him as righteousness. It is a faith that comes with empty hand, claiming nothing for itself, but seeking its all in Christ. This empty-handed faith is the kind of faith that results in a right standing with God.

Next we hear about God’s ability: since faith comes with empty hand, it finds in the grace of God all that it could ever need or want. God’s grace is powerful, and it brings full salvation to the soul of the person who despairs of anything other than free, unmerited grace. Grace cannot clasp the hand that carries within it ideas of merit, or good works, or any other kind of human addition to grace. “But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace” (Romans 11:6). God’s wondrous grace cannot be mixed with human merit. The hand that holds onto its own alleged goodness, or attempts to sneak in a merit here, a good work there, will not find the open hand of God’s grace. Only the empty hand fits into the powerful hand of grace. Only the person who finds in Christ his all-in-all will, in so finding, be made right with God. This is why the Scriptures say it is by faith so that it might be in accordance with grace: in God’s wisdom, he excludes man’s boasting by making salvation all of grace.

Finally, we see the certainty of salvation: because God saves by His all-powerful and undeserved mercy and grace, the promise of salvation is “guaranteed” or made firm and unmovable to everyone who extends that empty but believing hand to His all powerful and sovereign grace. If salvation was in the least bit dependent upon the sinner, the promise could never be thought of as firm and unmovable. But since faith brings no idea of self-worth with it, and since grace is by definition free and unmerited, then salvation itself is wholly the work of God (1 Corinthians 1:30-31), and hence it is certain, firm and can be “guaranteed.” Only salvation that is God’s work in its totality can fit this description.

My friend, do you have the kind of righteousness that Paul spoke of in Philippians 3:9, cited above? Or do you have a standing before God that is based upon what you do, rather than upon what Christ has done in your place? Can you understand why a true Christian cannot help but stand in wonder at these words: “Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will not impute to him” (Romans 4:8)? Have your sins been imputed to Christ, and His righteousness imputed to you by faith? Do you know what it means to have Christ not merely as Savior in name, but in fact, so that your entire trust is in Him and in nothing you can ever do? Can you honestly say you trust Him with your eternal destiny, and fully believe He carried your sins on the cross, and has given His righteousness to you, so that you can stand before the holy God? It is my prayer that if you cannot claim Christ in this way, you will give consideration to these truths, and God will be merciful toward you so as to grant you true faith to embrace His gospel. May God richly bless you as you seek His truth.

Remember this; or you may fall into error by fixing your minds so much upon the faith which is the channel of salvation as to forget the grace which is the fountain and source even of faith itself. Faith is the work of God’s grace in us. . .”No man comes to me,” says Jesus, “except the Father who sent me draws him.” So that faith, which is coming to Christ, is the result of divine drawing. Grace is the first and last moving cause of salvation; and faith, essential as it is, is only an important part of the machinery which grace employs. We are saved “through faith,” but salvation is “by grace.” Sound forth those words as with the archangel’s trumpet: “By grace are you saved.” What glad tidings for the undeserving!

—Charles Spurgeon, All of Grace





Michael Jackson interviewed at Staples Center…sort of…

18 07 2009

This is Pastor Steve Sanchez interviewing a Michael Jackson supporter. Everything goes nicely until the moment when he’s asked specifically about his sin…