Learning to Serve
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Shalom!
 
   
  Welcome to Learning to Serve Ministries!  It is my hope that you will enjoy visiting this site, and benefit from the resources listed here to help you grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Yeshua Messiah!  
 

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Remember to Forget!
Updated 18 December 2013
Remember to Forget!
Are there things in your past life, prior to salvation, that you'd like to forget?  Paul tells us that he was a "blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious."  But God has promised us that He will not remember our sins.  Is it possible for God to forget?  Is it possible for us?  Dig in here and learn to live life unashamed!  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.

Don't Forget to Remember!
Updated 13 November 2013
Don't Forget to Remember!
Amalek! God has told us to remember Amalek and we must understand what He means - to be on the lookout for the spirit of Amalek which is totally against your Christian walk. This lesson looks at the history of Amalek and application for us today.  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.

Did You Know This About the Millennium?
Updated 6 November 2013
Aw, the Millennium. Where will you be, Christian? What will you be doing? Will there be evil amongst us then? Will everything be tranquil? Will we be going to church on Sunday morning? There are so many questions and, quite frankly, man and denominations have clouded it. Let's look at Scripture and see what God Himself tells us. The answers may (no, they will) surprise you!  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.
Do You Trust Him?
Updated 9 October 2013
Do You Trust Him?
What can the church learn today from Old Testament stories?  Have you ever considered the Passover and wilderness wanderings as an example for yourself?  Paul tells us they are, so let's dig into them and see what treasures they hold for us and our relationship with God right now!  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.
The Body and the Bride
Updated 11 September 2013
Bottom Line Up Front: The Body of Christ is different from the Bride of Christ - which one are you? The marriage of a man and a woman is a "type" of our relationship with our "Bridegroom", and He desires that same special relationship with His Bride. This multi-part lesson will fully define the Bride and help you examine your personal relationship with Him.  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.
The Reprobate Mind
Updated 6 August 2013
The Reprobate Mind
In Romans chapter 1, Paul tells us about the reprobate mind - the mind "void of judgment." Paul tells us why God "gives us over" to such, and we should pay attention. This lesson go into detail about the lifestyles that cause this judgment and is meant as a predecessor to our upcoming lesson exposing the differences between the "Body of Christ" and the "Bride of Christ".  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.
Jesus, God, Savior, Rock, Redeemer, and on and on...
Updated 11 July 2013
A new writeup has been posted at Jesus is NOT in the Quran!  "Talking Point #74 - Jesus (of the Bible) is God and Savior (update to Talking Point #69)" is available now and we hope you'll head over and review it.  Usually, we don't mix the contents of the Bible Studies here and the exposure of the falsity in Islam at our other site, but this Talking Point became such a relevant Bible Study in its own right that I'm announcing it here as well.  Please head over and grab this *very long* talking point to use the next time you hear someone say "Jesus never claimed to be God."  This one puts that argument to bed, once and for all. 
Two Mules and Some Dirt, Part 2
Updated 28 June 2013
Two Mules and some Dirt, Part 2
In 2nd Kings, chapter 5, we see the story of Naaman's conversion and proclamation of service to the One True God of Israel; but we also see his strange request of "pre-forgiveness" for when he returns home to Syria and bends the knee in the temple of a false god. How can this be? Is this approved? And is that all to the story? Come with us to find the Gospel in 2nd Kings, many years before Jesus Christ walked the earth!  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.
Two Mules and Some Dirt, Part 1
Updated 21 June 2013
Two Mules and some Dirt, Part 1
In 2nd Kings, chapter 5, we see the story of Naaman's conversion and proclamation of service to the One True God of Israel; but we also see his strange request of "pre-forgiveness" for when he returns home to Syria and bends the knee in the temple of a false god. How can this be? Is this approved? And is that all to the story? Come with us to find the Gospel in 2nd Kings, many years before Jesus Christ walked the earth!  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.
Trinity in a Cave
Updated 1 June 2013
Trinity in a Cave
When Elijah was all alone (or so he thought) in the cave, hiding from those seeking to take his life at the order of Jezebel, God spoke to him and motivated him to get back into the game. But there is more to this story than meets the eye - we can find the Trinity in the cave with Elijah!  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.
Jesus is NOT in the Quran, Volume 1
Updated 28 May 2013
Jesus is NOT in the Quran, volume 1
We need your help!  The ministry is trying hard to get out the True Word of God, both with pure Bible Studies without compromise and through our other site, Jesus is NOT in the Quran!  But to do this, we need funding and it's running low.  We love and want to witness to anyone who will learn about Jesus Christ, Yeshua, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, especially Muslims, but we MUST also take a stand for the Truth of God and His Word and we MUST let both Christians and Muslims know that the guy named jesus in the Quran is NOT Jesus Christ.  He is NOT a Savior.  He is NOT King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and he is not given to Muslims by the True God of the Universe.

Please visit our site at Jesus is NOT in the Quran and help support us by purchasing copies of our book.  The second volume is almost ready (will be ready within a few months) and we want to give a complimentary copy to anyone who orders a copy of volume 1 through the end of June.  If you donate to the ministry during this time through ordering a copy of our first book, we'll send you a free copy of the second volume when it's published later this year.  We need your help - please take a stand for the True God and help us get the word out!
Is Jesus God? Part 3
Updated 17 May 2013
Is Jesus God? Part 3
Too many are coming to a false belief that Jesus Christ is not God. This series goes deep into Scripture, both Old and New Testament, proving His deity. Don't miss this last episode in the series!  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.

Is Jesus God? Part 2
Updated 26 April 2013
Is Jesus God? Part 2
Too many are coming to a false belief that Jesus Christ is not God. This series goes deep into Scripture, both Old and New Testament, proving His deity. Don't miss this one and stay tuned for the whole series!  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.

Is Jesus God? Part 1
Updated 19 April 2013
Is Jesus God? Part 1
Too many are coming to a false belief that Jesus Christ is not God. This series goes deep into Scripture, both Old and New Testament, proving His deity. Don't miss this one and stay tuned for the whole series!  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.
In Much Wisdom is Much Grief, Part 2
Updated 29 March 2013
In Much Wisdom is Much Grief, Part 2
Ecclesiastes chapter 1 is a fascinating look at the discovery by King Solomon that seeking fulfillment in the world is futile!  He concludes that our best chance comes not from the world, but from fearing God and keeping His commandments.  But in verse 18, he tells us that wisdom brings with it grief and increasing knowledge increases sorrow.  Is this why we got saved?  Is that what's in store for us?  Sorrow?  Grief?  Let's dig in and see what Solomon was talking about!  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.

History Channel's "The Bible" Series Got it Right!
Updated 19 March 2013
Bible Series
I haven't watched a moment of this series on the History channel because I believed they would get so much of the Bible wrong that it would be a waste of time.  From what I hear from others, I was right...they did get it wrong in many instances.  What is the point of making a movie about the Bible if you aren't going to follow the Bible?  But the saddest part of it is that MOST OF THE CHRISTIANS IN THE UNITED STATES will get their doctrine from this series than from the actual Bible itself, putting the creators in the wrong place when they have to answer for what they taught.  I prefer "Pure Bibe, No Compromise" myself.

But they did get one thing right:  check out the face of Satan.  Of whom are you reminded?
Bible Series Satan
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In Much Wisdom is Much Grief, Part 1
Updated 15 March 2013
In Much Wisdom is Much Grief, Part 1
Ecclesiastes chapter 1 is a fascinating look at the discovery by King Solomon that seeking fulfillment in the world is futile!  He concludes that our best chance comes not from the world, but from fearing God and keeping His commandments.  But in verse 18, he tells us that wisdom brings with it grief and increasing knowledge increases sorrow.  Is this why we got saved?  Is that what's in store for us?  Sorrow?  Grief?  Let's dig in and see what Solomon was talking about!  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.

No Man Cometh to the Father but by Me
Updated 1 March 2013
No Man Cometh to the Father but by Me
This is part 4 of a 4-part series on John 14:6 in which Jesus tells us that He is "the Way, the Truth, and the Life".  We've examined each of these terms to determine why Jesus chose these words, and we now culminate with "No man cometh to the Father but by Me".  The world today would have us believe there are other ways - there are not.  This lesson digs in to find all the meaning of His description of Himself.  We hope you enjoy!  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.

The Life
Updated 22 February 2013
The Life
This is part 3 of a 4-part series on John 14:6 in which Jesus tells us that He is "the Way, the Truth, and the Life".  We're examining each of these terms to determine why Jesus chose these words, and we'll culminate with "No man cometh to the Father but by Me".  The world today would have us believe there are other ways - there are not.  This lesson digs in to find all the meaning of His description of Himself.  We hope you enjoy!  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.
The Truth
Updated 15 February 2013
The Truth
This is part 2 of a 4-part series on John 14:6 in which Jesus tells us that He is "the Way, the Truth, and the Life".  We're examining each of these terms to determine why Jesus chose these words, and we'll culminate with "No man cometh to the Father but by Me".  The world today would have us believe there are other ways - there are not.  This lesson digs in to find all the meaning of His description of Himself.  We hope you enjoy!  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.

The Way
Updated 2 February 2013
The Way
This is part 1 of a 4-part series on John 14:6 in which Jesus tells us that He is "the Way, the Truth, and the Life".  We're examining each of these terms to determine why Jesus chose these words, and we'll culminate with "No man cometh to the Father but by Me".  The world today would have us believe there are other ways - there are not.  This lesson digs in to find all the meaning of His description of Himself.  We hope you enjoy!  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.
A Crime in Gibeah
Updated 25 January 2013

Judges chapter 19 is another of those chapters in the Bible that we may read and not fully understand. This lesson goes into detail about that chapter and explains what happened and shows some unexpected results. Did God approve of what happened in this chapter? Go through it with us to find out...bring your shovel with you as we dig deep into His Word!  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.
Caught Between a Vow and Hard Place
Updated 18 January 2013

How many times have you read Judges Chapter 11, the story of Jephthah and the offering of his daughter, and wondered how in the world such a story could be in the Bible?  Do you know the outcome of the story?  Did he really offer her as a burnt offering sacrifice to Yehovah God?  Did he merely offer her as a "bondservant" to God, similar to what Hannah did in the book of 1st Samuel?  This lesson dives into Judges Chapter 11 and spends over an hour talking about the Levitical (and other) aspects of the vow and comes to a dramatic conclusion about this lesson.  If you have ever had any questions about this chapter, please review this lesson.  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.
New Post @ Jesus is NOT in the Quran!
Updated 17 January 2013

Jesus is NOT in the Quran!...The Book is Here!
Updated 9 January 2013


Jesus is NOT in the Quran, volume 1
You're probably aware of our other ministry site called "Jesus is NOT in the Quran".  After several months of research in both the Bible and the Quran, we have put together a great book detailing differences between Jesus of the Bible and Isa (jesus) of the Quran, and between Yehovah God, of the Bible, and the false god of Islam.  I urge you to head over to that site now and look at what is presented and, if you agree and like what you read, please help us keep the ministry going by picking up a copy of the book for your personal reference.  Use this as a witness tool.  Take a stand against the evil that is "Chrislam" and be prepared to give reason for why you believe what you believe.
Goodbye, Dad
Updated 2 January 2013

My Dad
My father passed away this week on Monday morning at 6:23 am.  I was able to be by his side for the final week of his life and, especially, the last 60+ hours of his life as we had made the decision to put him on a "comfort" solution to ease his pain until he went home.  I rubbed his arm, stroked his cheeks and talked with him for many of his last hours without leaving his side.  Then I finally put my head down on folded arms beside him on his bed, and just 3 minutes later my Mom woke me to tell me he had passed.

My Dad loved to sit at his computer and reminisce about the old days, especially the music that he loved.  He sent me the link below several months ago and I want to share it with you now.  It fits my Dad to a tee:


Dad, I will always remember how you loved me!  You are my inspiration to be a man of God and to love my family and spend every moment that I can with them.  Thank you for being MY Dad - I'm the luckiest man I know right now simply to have been your son.  Go home now...it's suppertime and Grandma is calling.  Go to her, by her side, where you've longed to be for so many years.  Both of you are healthy, happy, and wonderfully blessed to experience the Love of God firsthand right now.

I'll see you soon, Dad.  I can't wait, really, but I have family here to finish taking care of, and I'll make you proud.
Rewarded for Shrewdness
Updated 19 December 2012

The parabale commonly known as "the parable of the unjust servant" is one of the most difficult to understand. Many parables involved servants and it's important that we understand today the context of servanthood in Biblical times and examples.  This parable appears on the surface to be one that rewards the steward for doing unrighteous work, but we need to dig in deep to understand it correctly.  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.
Set Up From Everlasting
Updated 10 December 2012

In one of the last places you'd think to look for Him, in the book of Proverbs, we read about a pre-incarnate Yeshua as He was "daily God's delight" and worked out the very creation itself.  Come with us on this journey into finding out exactly Who He is and looking at the probabilities that He really, truly is Messiah!  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.
Can the Saved be Lost?
Updated 2 December 2012

For much of our church-going lives we've heard it said:  "Once saved, always saved!"  But is that really what Scripture says?  Is this theory supported by Scripture?  Let's take a deep look at what the Word of God truly says and then make our decisions based on that.  This lesson goes into great Scriptural detail to find out if Calvin was right.  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.
New Posts @ Jesus is NOT in the Quran!
Updated 26 November 2012

The annual festival of Ashura is underway in Islamic nations and you won't believe the lengths they go to for their false god.  Going against the God of the Bible, Muslims will go so far as to offer their own children to their god in memory of a pedophile prophet and his son.  It defies logic, but it's totally true, and disgusting.  Go here to visit the new site and sign up to receive email updates when new entries are posted.  Jesus is NOT in the Quran!
Zealous for My Word, Parts 1-8
Updated 21 November 2012

In doing a little housekeeping, I decided to combine all of the parts of the current series we're going through titled "Zealous for My Word".  This series is covering Isaiah 66, one of the most overlooked and important passages in the Scriptures!  In it we clearly see the love God will show to those who choose to obey Him, His intent of wrath for those who do not follow His commands, the Rapture (but not in the way the "New Testament" church would have you believe), and finally, the reinstatement of pure worship and obedience done His way as the chapter concludes.  This chapter holds fascinating insight for the Church today as well as for Israel, and all should pay attention.  All of the parts of the series are available as audio, PowerPoint slides, and video on the Sword Sharpening page.

New Website - Jesus is NOT in the Quran!
Updated 24 August 2012

We're expanding!  This week we purchased the domain "jesusisnotinthequran.org" with the express purpose of focusing on the heresy that Christianity and Islam both serve the same god.  They do not, and the difference is clear if you get past the pulpit of those churches propagating such nonsense and simply look at the Scripture and the Quran for yourself.  The new site will give talking points from each that prove that the god of Islam is NOT the God of the Bible, and that Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Savior, is NOT in the Quran.  Go here to visit the new site and sign up to receive email updates when new entries are posted.  Jesus is NOT in the Quran!
New Covenant Gentiles?
Updated 22 August 2012

We're starting a new line of ministry videos for Godtube and Youtube.  Because we always capture the weekly lessons and post them for the world to see, I thought it may be pertinent to begin a series of mini-lessons that are simple and to the point, about 5 - 10 minutes long to entice listening.  The first one is complete and has been posted online and covers the subject of New Covenant Gentiles.  Is there such a thing?  Does Scripture support a Gentile remaining a Gentile after accepting Yeshua as Savior?  Does a saved Jew have to join the church, or does Scripture suggest just the opposite?  It's hard for a "New Testament" church to think of itself as a part of Israel, but Scripture may suggest just that.  Have a quick look on Godtube!

Administration Leaks Special Forces Info
Updated 22 August 2012

Intelligence and Special Operations forces are furious and frustrated at how President Obama and those in positions of authority have exploited their service for political advantage. Countless leaks, interviews and decisions by the Obama Administration and other government officials have undermined the success of our Intelligence and Special Operations forces and put future missions and personnel at risk.

Please visit the link below and watch the video about how this administration has placed so many of our military
service members, and especially the special forces, and their family members at risk.  Support the military folks protecting us - pray for them always.

Watch the video here or click the headline above

Legalism and Lawlessness
Updated 4 July 2012

The world would have you believe that obedience to God's law is no longer required, but His Word explicitly tells us something different.  This lesson looks at legalism from the perspective of the world, the point of view that says "If you obey God's laws, you're making less of the work of Christ".  The Scriptures are clear that He demands and expects obedience and we should pay attention to His Word to show us how to live our lives.  Our salvation is sure because of the blood of Yeshua, but obedience should come naturally as a result.  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.

Biblical Hope
Updated 12 June 2012

This lesson focuses on the word "hope" as found in Scripture.  But before the Bible student can focus on the word, he must know for certain that the Bible is true, and that's covered too!  Hope in Scripture is a certainty and it is in Messiah that we hope!  Enjoy this lesson and we hope your walk with Him is closer afterward.  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.
Focus on the Name
Updated 6 June 2012

This lesson focuses on the Name of God and the Hebrew meanings of names and their importance to denote the character, or essence, of the person. Having an intimate relationship begins with knowing each other, and it is important to know His Name and what it means to your salvation.  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.
What About the Other Scars?
Updated 2 June 2012

A careful reading of Scripture will reveal a bit more about the terrible beating that Yeshua took in order to secure your salvation and mine.  This lesson aims to help us understand the scourging process that He went through and the results thereof and holds this up to modern thought of His resurrection body, looking at the shroud of Turin (briefly) and then asking what John must have meant when he told us that he saw "a Lamb as it had been slain" come forth to take the scroll in Revelation 5:6.  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.
Is Love the Only Command?
Updated 25 May 2012

Many people in the church today believe that love is the only command, that if they simply love God and their neighbor they are fulfilling the commandments (which they also believe have been nailed to the cross and are not for them anyway).  But is that the truth?  Is that what the New Testament authors gave us from the Holy Spirit?  This lesson looks at the 10 commandments, one by one, from a new testament perspective.  Each of them are repeated and/or acted out in the New Testament and we can learn a lot about the commandments by how they were applied in the years immediately following the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Yeshua. The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.

A Beast Called Islam, Part 10 (Final)
Updated 22 May 2012

The story of the beast concludes with part 10.  What began as a look at the evils of Islam, including a thorough look at the Qur'an, the Hadith, and the Sira, concludes with this lesson finishing the look at the life of Mohammed.  In our study, we also highlighted such things as the church's view of Islam and how misguided leaders are trying to further misguide you about the similarities between Islam and Christianity (there are no similarities!) and designing "Chrislam". Let's complete the study by saying this:  the god of Islam is a black rock in Mecca, is not the same as the God of the Bible, and there is no peace upon him or his pedophile prophet, and there is nothing the Christian needs to know about Islam except to witness without compromise (Jesus is *not* in the Qur'an) and pray that the Holy Spirit will guide those whom He desires into His service.  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.
Strength Through Obedience
Updated 24 April 2012

It's the age-old question:  Do Christians have to obey the law of God?  Does the liberty that we have in Messiah give us "permission" to disobey the law?  Does it make us "not subject to the law"?  Was the law "nailed to the cross", and has it been completely done away with for us?  Better yet, why would God make laws for one set of people but then allow another set to have full compliment to ignore them?  Do you still obey the law of gravity?  What law of God do you *not* want to obey?  This exciting lesson looks into Scripture to see what it holds regarding this subject - you may discover something new!  This lesson was taught at Benson Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church on 14 April, 2012.  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.
A Beast Called Islam, Part 9
Updated 2 April 2012

The story of the beast continues with part 9.  We began looking at "The Sira:  The Life of Mohammed" with the last part of the study and we continue now.  This study looks at the pedophile prophet's years after the move from Mecca to Medina and sees the "birth" of the political system that we know today.  It was in Medina that Mohammed realized his easy going preaching days were behind him and his new attitude of political motivation and warring took over and still remains today.  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.
A Beast Called Islam, Part 8
Updated 28 March 2012

The story of the beast continues with part 8 and a look into "The Sira:  The Life of Mohammed". This study looks at the pedophile prophet's early life in Mecca.  We look at the beginnings of Islam as the prophet gets his visions and begins teaching the intolerance for anything other than his newly created system of dominance.  The audio and PowerPoint slides are all available on the Sword Sharpening page, and videos have been posted on Godtube and Youtube.
A Beast Called Islam, Part 7
Updated 19 March 2012

The story of the beast continues with part 7.  This is the conclusion of the Shariah Law portion of the study.  This was also the first time we were able to capture the PowerPoint slides with the lesson to produce a video of the lesson!  The video has been uploaded to both Godtube and Youtube.  As usual, the audio is available to the left and the PowerPoint slides are available on the Sword Sharpening page.
StandUpForTheTruth.com
Updated 14 March 2012

The owner of the site standupforthetruth.com wrote me this week to tell me about a new story they had just posted on Chrislam involving one of the Pastors from Rick Warren's Saddleback Church.   Visit her site to see the "Kingdom Circles" being taught (a jiQ measure) in Nice, France.  It's growing folks...we have to keep the pressure on to get the grace and knowledge of the *only* Jesus (the One in the Bible) out there!
A Beast Called Islam, Part 6
Updated 12 March 2012

The story of the beast continues with part 6.  From this point forward we are skipping the news portion of the lessons in favor of using the time more productively to look into the real side of Islam, the political one.  Shariah law is Islam, and Islam is Shariah law.  No one wearing a hijab or calling himself an Imam will admit to that (especially the women trapped in the cult and in fear of their lives), but the truth is available if one will only study the legal books that set the course for the "fundamental" Muslim's everyday actions.  Make no mistake:  their legal says that you and I (Jews and Christians, and *anyone* else who is not a Muslim) are less than human and they will not be satisfied until we convert, submit to being a dhimmi, or they see us dead.  This series is too important...do not let the liberal world tell you otherwise.  Learn everything about the "religion of peace".  Learn it now.  The lesson is posted to the left and on the Sword Sharpening page.
Teaching in Benson on Shariah Law
Updated 11 March 2012

We met last Saturday, 3 March, in Benson and had a great discussion on Shariah law.  This lesson looks deeply into the political side of Islam (it's NOT a religion) and is indisputable on what it demands of the nations that host Muslims in their country.  In short, there is no compatibility and no common ground (jiQ folks - pay attention!) between the United States Constitution and Shariah law.  This is a MUST for Christians - listen now!  The audio and the slides are both available on the Sword Sharpening page.
ACT For America - John Guandolo
Updated 11 March 2012

The ACT for America meeting featuring John Guandolo as guest speaker has been cancelled (I don't know why).  Pray that he will be allowed to speak with us sometime soon.  More information when I get it...
A Beast Called Islam, Part 5
Updated 3 March 2012

The story of the beast continues with part 5, covering current news surrounding Islam in America and abroad and a dive into the political side (the only real side) of Islam with a view of Shariah Law.  Everything the Muslim does is according to Shariah law and Americans need to understand it.  You can see it taking effect in Europe already and even in some courts right here at home - judges sworn to uphold the US Constitution are giving way to Islam and making rulings based on Shariah law.  Make no mistake American - there is NO commonality between the US Constitution and Shariah law, and you will have no rights under this system.  It's time to take a stand and this lesson and the upcoming ones will look in-depth into this evil political system.  We are really beginning to see the growth of the "religion of peace" and the exposition of its evil message.  This lesson is available on the left menu or on the Sword Sharpening page!
The Third Jihad
Updated 21 February 2012

This week we took a break form the usual teaching to watch a film that has grabbed CAIR's attention over the past few weeks (that is to say, they don't like it -- that is to say, it tells the truth about Islam).  This film is narrated by Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a Muslim who wanted to expose the "radical" (I prefer "fundamental") component of Islam that is QUICKLY overwhelming the United States.  This is the film that was shown to the NYPD academy cadets and even includes interviews with NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly as he tells exactly what New York has been going through since 9/11.  Honestly, this is a good movie to expose what is happening and is clean for family viewing (with minor and *very short* sequences of violence against Jews and Christians).  I recommend it highly...it is about 71 minutes long.  Please watch it now.
The Third Jihad on YouTube
The Third Jihad on Vimeo (just in case the YouTube link is down)  
A Beast Called Islam, Part 4
Updated 11 February 2012

The story of the beast continues with part 4, covering current news surrounding Islam in America and abroad, a look at the nations that have taken control of the land of Israel throughout the years (those that are prevalent in King Nebuchadnezzar's dream in the book of Daniel), and maps of the middle east over the centuries.  We are really beginning to see the growth of the "religion of peace" and the exposition of its evil message.  This lesson is available on the left menu or on the Sword Sharpening page!
jiQ denies (a part of) the humanity of Messiah
Updated 10 February 2012

I thought long and hard about making this post but decided this morning to do so when a co-worker came in and brought a passage of Scripture to my attention which he had read and, without his even knowing about this story, he thought it important to bring it to my attention. That's God at work!  I need no more than that...

At the latest jiQ conference, the Pastor told a story of a discussion he had with two Muslims. Now remember that, in Islam, the highest form of blasphemy you can make is to suggest that god (their god) has a son.  To suggest such is to suggest that he came down to earth and defiled himself with Mary to make a son.

The story uses very "adult" words but I'm going to leave them out here so you can use your imagination to fill in the blanks.

One of the Muslims asked the Pastor if he thought jesus (the one in the Quran obviously) was the son of god (their god).  The other Muslim stopped him and said that what he was really asking wasn't just a matter of his being the son of god but a question of whether god has a (insert word for male reproductive organ).  Remember the inference - if he has a son, he must have had a physical relationship and therefore he must have a male organ (apparently they have no concept of the virgin birth).  The next words out of the Pastor's mouth shocked me:  he said "No".  

What?  No?  How can the answer be "No"?  I immediately thought of two things:  I was made in the image of God and Jesus (in the Bible) is FULLY MAN and FULLY GOD.  What part of FULLY is this Pastor missing?  Please see and understand the lengths to which these folks will go to ensure that they do not offend the Muslim - he wouldn't even admit the FULLY MAN aspect of Jesus Christ in witnessing to a lost sinner.

Now, this morning this passage from 1st John was brought to my attention, along with its commentary from MacArthur:

    1st John 4:2 -
"Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:"

Commentary:  
John gives a measuring stick to determine whether the propagator of the message is a demon spirit or the Holy Spirit.  Jesus Christ has come in the flesh.  This is the first test of a true teacher:  they acknowledge and proclaim that Jesus is God incarnate in human flesh.  The Greek construction does not mean that they confess Christ as having come to earth, but that they confess that He came in the flesh to the earth, i.e., His human body was physically real.  Both the full humanity and the full deity of Jesus must be equally maintained by the teacher who is to be considered genuinely of the Spirit.  The Holy Spirit testifies to the true nature of the Son, while Satan and his forces distort and deny that true nature.  John accentuates the crucial importance of sound doctrine expressed in God’s Word as the only absolute and trustworthy standard.

And to top if off, let's hear from Isaiah:

     Isaiah 8:20 -
"To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them."

So, what more do I need to say to the folks following this heresy?  It may be the "cool" thing to do on a weekend, to sit on the pew and be told that it is okay to distort God's Word and to make concession when it comes to witnessing, but the Truth does not compromise and neither should we!

Jesus is not in the Quran!

Somebody get a flashlight and take it to these guys in Atlanta...
So just who attends jiQ?
Updated 2 February 2012

Like any group that knows what they are teaching is controversial (and that is my kind word for heretical), the jiQ conferences are always prefaced with things like "don't hand out any literature...get your own conference and your own table if you want to discuss issues with the agenda", etc.  They always say things like that, but the reason I like attending these events is not so much to hand out literature against their message (but I do hand out ministry cards with pertinent messages) as it is to walk around during the breaks and meet people to find out about why they're there and hopefully engage their minds into thinking about just what it is they are doing.  And I found something very interesting this time around...

I must have spoken with 10 - 15 people all together (granted, there were many more than that present) of all ages.  Not one of them was new to jiQ!  Just like myself, each of them had attended the event multiple times (at least three and some four times).  They keep coming back for various reasons, mostly they say "to learn more about witnessing to Muslims".  But the all-important question that I always asked was "Have you actually read the Quran you are given each time you attend this event?"  And I bet you can guess their answer.  No.  None of them had read it, but all admitted that "...maybe I should read it...".  Yeah, you should.  And in it you'll find that just because the leaders of your weekend excursion are telling you that the two guys in it are the same as the Father and the Son in the Bible, that doesn't make it so.  In fact, you'll find Suras like the one below:

        Sura 4:171 O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter aught concerning Allah save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and His word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers, and say not "Three" - Cease! (it is) better for you! - Allah is only One God. Far is it removed from His Transcendent Majesty that He should have a son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as Defender.

For help in understanding, "People of the Scripture" refers to Jews and Christians.  Continuing, it states that Jesus was "only a messenger", so it denegrates Him to human status and takes away His deity.  It goes on to order you not to believe in the Trinity (...say not "Three").  And lastly, and no doubt the best part for proving the falsehood of the jiQ conference all-together, it explicitly states that it is far beneath the god of Islam to have a son.  Did you catch that?  He doesn't have a son! He cannot be Yehovah, the Creator God of the Bible!  And therefore, the jesus in the Quran cannot be the Jesus in the Bible!

I'm so thankful for an experiment this past weekend that proved that this group does not seem to be growing.  They may state otherwise, but I was there and have first hand knowledge (plus some help from a friend who joined me on the trip) that they are not growing.  I'm fine with meeting the same people each time I attend the event - may they continue to attend and remain a tight-knit group who will hopefully hear the new member of the team who is not afraid to stand up and tell the Truth as it really is (see "Some jiQ results" below).
On Jesus and "another Jesus" (more jiQ)
Updated 1 February 2012

If you have been following what is happening with the "jesus in the Quran" (jiQ) seminar, you know I disagree with much of what they put out at the events.  For starters, you need look no further than the name of the event itself to see the deception they are trying to create:  jesus in the Quran.  The Christian without much time in the Bible will easily succomb to believing such a statement - that their Savior is also represented in another book (not to mention that it is a book of a lying, capricious god who wants YOU to die for HIM).  This seminar can only have an effect on those who choose not to study the True Word of God on their own but who are content to be fed from the pulpit and take no concern to validate what they are being told (see Acts 17:11 and be like the Bereans!).

The character named Isa in the Quran is who they are talking about.  And although the name may translate to jesus, that no more makes him my savior than any hispanic man named Jesus (Hey-Suse).  Sharing a name does not make a character, it merely shares a name.  But there is more.

Paul was so jealous over the church in Corinth that he wrote the following, warning them about the jesus in the Quran seminar:

        2Co 11:1  Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.
        2Co 11:2  For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
        2Co 11:3  But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
        2Co 11:4  For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

Okay, so he never had to deal with the exact seminar that we're talking about here, but you don't have to have studied much to see the similarities.  Paul even stressed that the false teaching would involve the same name!  How much more clear can this get?  DO NOT BEAR WITH THIS LIE!

As much as it pains me to suggest you read the filth contained in it, I urge you to do some personal study on the characters presented in the Quran.  Get past the name similarities and translations and look into the character (the fiber, the morals, the makeup) of the individual leaders of the religion political system of Islam.  You cannot conclude any different than I did.

Jesus is not in the Quran!

Tomorrow - So just who is attending these events?  Is it growing?  
On Halal @ jiQ
Updated 31 January 2012

During this past weekend's visit to the jiQ seminar in Atlanta (at Grace Midtown Church), it eventually came time for lunch on Saturday (lunch is provided as part of the cost of entry to the seminar).  I was wondering if the food being served would be halal compliant because of the few Muslims in the crowd.  As lunch was announced, sure enough, it was also announced that the food was halal.  This meant that the ten or so Muslims could eat without concern about what they were putting in their bodies - this food had been sacrificed to their false god.  According to the Quran, they are in compliance with their false god's commands:

        Sura 2:172-173  O ye who believe! Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you, and render thanks to Allah if it is (indeed) He Whom ye worship.  He hath forbidden you only carrion, and blood, and swineflesh, and that which hath been immolated to (the name of) any other than Allah.
        Sura 6:121  And eat not of that whereon Allah's name hath not been mentioned, for lo! it is abomination.

But what about the 260+ "Christians" in attendance?  I wonder how many of them understood the meaning of halal?  Here are the details that the leaders hosting the event should have shared with their audience.

Halal food has been slaughtered in a certain manner compliant with the Quran.  While the animal is fully conscious, its throat is slit (deeply slit) to allow the blood to drain from the body while the animal suffers incredibly (while I won't link to them from here, you can do a quick Internet search to find videos of halal slaughters and see for yourself).  While the animal is suffering for the sake of evil, it is also being prayed over by an imam as it is offered to the false god of Islam.  Yes, halal foods have been sacrified to an idol.  If you are even somewhat familiar with your Bible, this should startle you!

When the Way was gaining momentum and the Gentiles were coming to a saving grace and knowledge of Yeshua, the Jerusalem Council was faced with what to do with these folks...should they be circumsised and be put under all the law?  Peter stood up with a question as to why they would put a burden upon the Gentiles that neither they nor their fathers could bear in times past.  In response, the council sent a letter to the church stating that they needed to do four things:

        Acts 15:20  But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. (KJV)

Did you notice the very first item listed?  Well, the KJV can be kind of hard to understand sometimes, so let's see it in another translation:

        Acts 15:20  Instead, we should write and tell them to abstain from eating food offered to idols, from sexual immorality, from eating the meat of strangled animals, and from consuming blood. (NLT)

Well!  That's certainly more clear.  ABSTAIN FROM EATING FOOD OFFERED TO IDOLS.  It seems as though the Jerusalem Council held this as quite a high command to the people of YHWH - it was the very first command listed in the letter!  But this past weekend at Grace Midtown, 260+ Christians, who probably have no idea what halal means, were led directly to the table filled with halal foods and told that it was not only okay to eat but were told how wonderful the food tastes and that they should simply enjoy!

I see just one more problem with this:  Yeshua Himself, in red letters, talking to John and directing His words towards the church of Pergamos, said:

        Rev 2:14  But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.  (KJV)

It would seem that Yeshua echoed His dissatisfaction about His people eating things offered to idols!  Why would a church today want to put itself in the position of offering such disgusting foods to its gathering and then making it seem so palatable and okay to eat?   But wait, there's more!  It wasn't only the church of Pergamos that Yeshua was upset with for this sin.  Speaking to the church of Thyatira, He said the same thing:

        Rev 2:20  Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.  (KJV)

I think it's pretty clear where He draws the line on this.  The only way I can see a church not wanting to heed the words of Yeshua (He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches) is that they don't "have an ear" for what He says.

Jesus is not in the Quran!
Some jiQ Results
Updated 30 January 2012

I'm back and need to discuss some important points from this past "jesus in the Quran" seminar. First, remember that I do not capitalize the name jesus in that title because Jesus Christ, Yeshua, Messiah, the Son of God, the Savior, is not in the Quran!  The very title itself is misleading to both Christians and Muslims who attend these seminars.  

Bottom line up front, this is still a misleading and, at very best, confusing teaching.  I can see no reason whatsoever to compromise the Truth about Jesus and yet these guys still compromise on two very important points:  they teach that the jesus in the Quran is the Jesus in the Bible and that the god of Islam (I do not pronounce or even write his name - see Exodus 23:13) is the God of the Bible - both are heretical and wrong.

I will say this very openly and publicly:  they admitted that Jesus is the Son of God!  There is a new member of the jiQ team, whose name I will withhold until receiving his permission to post it, who seems to use a teaching when witnessing to Muslims that actually leads them to faith in Jesus, the Savior, God incarnate! Now that is witnessing and I thanked him for "doing it right".  He and I had several discussions throughout the seminar and we seemed to agree on many points that still need clarity in their overall presentation, summarized below.

The teaching goes quite heavy early on in Genesis 17, specifically verses 18 - 20, wherein Abraham asks God that Ishmael be blessed.  They use the NIV version of the Bible in which God replies "Yes".  The problem is that 1) the NIV is the *only* translation of the Bible that says yes at this point and 2) they fail to continue reading into verse 21 in which God states "...But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you by this time next year."  There is a difference between a blessing and a covenant - the believer, the follower, the one who is devoted to Jesus wants to be part of the covenant.

I asked about Galatians 4:22-31.  In that passage, Paul (who the teachers of the seminar love to talk about, expounding on "Paul's methods" of teaching) discusses the two sons of Abraham even deeper, and he makes the explicit point that Ishmael has no part of the relationship with Yeshua:

          Gal 4:28  Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise.
          Gal 4:29  At that time the son born in the ordinary way persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. It is the same now.
          Gal 4:30  But what does the Scripture say? "Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman's son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman's son."
          Gal 4:31  Therefore, brothers, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman. (NIV)

And that is the NIV translation!  That's the same one as used in the seminar!  Did you catch those underlined parts?  It seems to me that Paul is quite clear that the covenant belongs to believers and that the inheritance belongs to believers and that the descendants of Ishmael ARE NOT OUR EQUAL!

Also, on Galatians 4:29 (see the underlined part above):  Paul makes it clear here that Ishmael, the son born in the ordinary way" PERSECTUED Isaac.  This points directly to Genesis 16:12 in which we find the following:

          Gen 16:12  He will be a wild donkey of a man, His hand will be against everyone, And everyone's hand will be against him; And he will live to the east of all his brothers..  (NASB)

To clear up any confusion that you may have about the underlined part of the above verse, the jiQ folks explain that "his hand will be against everyone" simply means that his hand will be in his neighbors' hands as they shake hands, making fond relationships and getting along with all.  And of course, everyone will respond with a kind handshake.  It's funny that, yet again, they have found the one obscure thought to describe (and to lessen the evil impact of) this verse that makes the line of Ismael seem the monster that it is.

But did you notice that I gave you the NASB version of that verse?  That's the one offered in the seminar for this verse (they use the translation of the Bible with the most impact toward whatever their immediate goal is).  The reason they use the NASB here is for the part after the underlined part (go back and read it now). Did you read it?  If you're finished, here is the NIV translation...notice the difference:

          Gen 16:12  He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone's hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.  (NIV)

Did you catch that last part?  You see, at the seminar, they prefer not to highlight the evil parts of Ishmael and their descendants, preferring instead to state that he will simply "...live to the east of all his brothers."  Poor Ishmael, so misunderstood when he is actually just shaking hands with his neighbors and living "to the east" in quiet solitude.

It is also very clear that the teachers still believe that Isa (jesus) in the Quran and Jesus Christ are the same, and that the god of Islam is the God of the Bible (to hear the lead Pastor explain it, there is only one God and, therefore, since the god of Islam is "a" god, he must be "the" God.  They MUST be worshipping the same God.  That's a path best not taken, Christian!  Please realize heresy when you hear of it.

There is more, but I must stop now.  I'll update more as soon as I can.  For now, understand that the only way to teach Jesus is to teach JESUS, and the only way to teach God is to teach GOD.  The jesus in the Quran is not Jesus, and the god of Islam is not God.  They are not the same.  Jesus is not in the Quran!
Off to jiQ...
Updated 26 January 2012

I'm off with some ministry support folks to Atlanta this weekend for the jesus in the Quran seminar to see what changes they've made in the past year.  If you are a Christian and reading this and you find yourself caught up in this "Chrislam" mess, I urge you review this page and look at what is truly happening within Islam and then ask yourself, "Can that god possibly be the God of the Bible?"  I think you'll quickly see the true answer there.  Click over to the Christian Resources page to get some point cards and feel free to modify them and use them in your own ministry.  Praise be to YHWH!  Just like Nancy Reagan with the drugs, when it comes to jIQ.

No!
A Beast Called Islam, Part 3
Updated 17 January 2012

The story of the beast continues with part 3, covering current news surrounding Islam in America and abroad, a look at the different factions within Islam, and a beginning look into the land that Islam so desperately wants (Israel) and the history of what's going on in that region.  We are just getting started with the exposition of Islam and its evil, horrible intent.  It's available on the left menu or on the Sword Sharpening page!
Image of the Day
Updated 11 January 2012

Freedom Leaving
Image of the Day
Updated 10 January 2012

Tebow Bowing
The Aleph and the Tav Redux
Updated 9 January 2012

The message on the Aleph and the Tav was so well received and meant so much to those of us hearing it the first time, I decided to offer it again at Benson Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church at our monthly meeting.  We met on Saturday, 7 January and had a rather large turnout and everyone was moved by the powerful message of the Aleph and the Tav as they appear in the original Hebrew Scriptures.  Please take an hour to listen to this message and let me know what you think of it.  It is one that will change how you study the Bible from this point forward.  It's on the left menu or on the Sword Sharpening page!
A Beast Called Islam, Part 2
Updated 22 December 2011

The story of the beast continues with part 2, covering current news surrounding Islam in America and abroad, a history of the spirit of Amalek (you must understand from a Biblical viewpoint the dangers that Islam entails), and a thorough look at adoption from a Hebraic perspective.  Do  you need more proof that the god of Islam is *NOT* the God of the Bible?  Simply listen to this message.  Of course the good ole boys at "jesus in the Quran" wouldn't agree with comparing pure Scripture to the Quran, especially the pastor (Buddy Hoffman) who admits that he has never read the Quran, but if your eyes are open to Yeshua, you'll understand the first time through.  It's available on the left menu or on the Sword Sharpening page!
A Beast Called Islam, Part 1
Updated 21 December 2011

Despite what the folks over at "jesus in the Quran" would have you believe, the god of Islam and the God of the Bible are NOT THE SAME!  This series intends to expose the evil that lurks within Islam (have you seen the news lately?) and its true intent of destruction of Israel and all of her supporters, as the church should be.  This is part 1 of many parts and gives just a brief introduction to Islam.  As the series progresses, the depth of evil will be exposed.  Do not be fooled by churches who would call for inclusion or "Chrislam".  Elijah understood that the worshippers of Baal had no part with the Kingdom of God, and neither does this latest threat to our way of life! It's available on the left menu or on the Sword Sharpening page!
A Place for the Name
Updated 15 December 2011

When King David wanted to build a house for YHWH, he was told no.  However, he was told that his son, Solomon, would be allowed to build one.  What Solomon built was a wonder, but have you noticed in the Scripture how Solomon himself refers to it?  He doesn't say he is going to build a house for YHWH, but for the name of YHWH.  What does that mean to you?  Listen to this message to find out.  It's on the left menu or on the Sword Sharpening page!
The Aleph and the Tav
Updated 7 December 2011

Last week we began the home study again...it felt really nice to get back in the teaching mode!   The lesson was titled "Et" - the aleph and the tav.  Christians must be able to witness with the Truth, and they have to be able to show the Truth in the Old Testament.  This lesson shows Yeshua in a light in which He is rarely seen.  It's on the left menu or on the Sword Sharpening page!
Confronting "Chrislam"
Updated 5 October 2011

This Pastor knows what he's talking about - this heresy about the inclusive worship of Christians and Muslims is widely misunderstood and many (TOO many) churches are welcoming and embracing this.  Trust me - the jesus in the Qur'an is NOT the Jesus of the Bible!

Watch this short video (just over 5 minutes), and thank God for men like this Pastor!

http://www.morningstartv.com/featured-video-week/confronting-chrislam

Refuting "jesus in the Quran"
Updated 5 October 2011

A couple of months ago I posted a video for you to watch, but was only able to post the first 5 minutes of the video.  I watched it many times before deciding to recommend it to you.  This Pastor has done a good job of reporting on the jiQ (a major part of what has been called the "C5 Movement" in modern evangelism) seminar that I have attended twice and have discussed with you before.  Make no mistake:  THE JIQ TEACHING IS HERESY IN IT'S CLEAREST SENSE.  The teachers have been recorded in the video plainly denying that Jesus (of the Bible) is the Son of God, and there are many other grand goofs within the video as well.

I urge you to watch the video and listen intently so that you will be armed AGAINST such wrong teaching!  It is a little over 18 minutes long.  Be sure to listen as the Pastor discusses Jamie Winship and his wife Donna - these are the folks that I personally witnessed praying to the god of Islam (yes, calling him by name as opposed to Exodus 23:13) in a church in Cary, NC (Grace Bible Fellowship).  Jamie states, at approximately the 5:50 mark, that "we have enough Christians in our church...we don't need you" and he will deny that Jesus is the Son of God at the 7:30 mark.

This video needs to be seen! Be prepared for this teaching to come to another church near you. Here's a link to the full video - please tell everyone you know about it!

Update January 2012:  They have managed to have the video removed but I have a copy - contact me and I'll send you a private link where you can view it.


It's Called A "Victory" Mosque
Updated 23 September 2011

Towers
What you see here is an artist's rendition of the twin towers, made with Qurans!  The yellow tape has verses from the Quran, such as

Sura 8:12 - "Your Lord inspired the angels with the message:  'I will terrorize the unbelievers.  Therefore smite them on their necks and every joint and incapacitate them.  Strike off their heads and cut off each of their fingers and toes."


What's in a Name?
Updated 15 September 2011

The folks over at "jesus in the Quran" seem to think that the name is all there is to identifying the god.  Because there is a guy named Isa in the Quran, whose name translation is Jesus (don't get them confused - not the Jesus of the Bible), they teach that this is the same guy and that he is there to save Muslims and to keep them Muslims (yep, just as He (the real Jesus) teaches for all sinners - get saved and stay in sin).  Here's a little story to show the difference:

I had been working hard all day and was exhausted.  Family and job issues were wearing me down and life seemed hopeless to the point of despair.  As I was driving home I saw a sign in the neighborhood:

Yard Sign

I called.  Two hours later a Mexican man showed up and began mowing my lawn.

Latest Bible Study / Quote of the Day
Updated 13 September 2011

Mama mia, No Shariah!

The latest Bible study, "Fulfilling the Law", has been posted.  You can find it on the left-hand side or on the Sword Sharpening page.

Update
Updated 17 August 2011

Serious Bible teaching, that which recognizes only PURE BIBLE and NO COMPROMISE, brings serious attention to the one doing the teaching.  In the last month+, several very bad things have happened to my family, including the total loss of a home due to fire and the loss of one of my grandchildren through miscarriage.  Bombs were dropping all around me, and then one hit the target in the form of a motorcycle accident that has brought me down for a small time.  But as I prayed over how to continue (that's right - I won't stop teaching the Truth), I was unsure of how to get back on track.  Today, I found the answer in Isaiah 62:1.

"For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth."

This ministry exists to provide True insight to the Scriptures of Yehovah and His Son, Yeshua, and also to expose Islam for what it truly is, the religion of Satan.  This means that not only am I offending Satan and drawing his attention, but I'm also offending many churches today that have taken their denominational doctrine so far from the Scriptures that they can no longer relate to pure Bible reading and understanding.  These church leaders are represented by the second son in the parable that Yeshua tells in Matthew 21:28-32.  They say they do His work, and they even may believe they do, but a thorough understanding of His work is lost in their man-made doctrine.

So, to their dislike, I will be back on my feet soon and ready to begin again.  I will teach and preach His Word every day, all day.  To the persecution that comes, I say, come on.

You just know this is true...
Updated 8 July 2011

Child Suicide Bombers

Do you think this is far-fetched?
UPDATE:  No, it isn't far-fetched at all - click through to see the pics
Is there a moderate Islam?
Updated 5 July 2011

Radical Islam

I don't think this needs any comment...

More on jesus in the Quran

Updated 29 June 2011
In response to the jiQ seminars, I made some cards that should prompt questions in the mind of any Christian with even minimal Bible knowledge.  The inclusion of Islam in Christian activities is exactly what Satan wants (this new Chrislam movement) so that you and I will not recognize the dangers of his religion.  DO NOT LET SATAN FOOL YOU!   Be ready to respond to what is wrong when you see it, and know that Jesus (of the Bible) is NOT in the Quran!  Below is a sample card:

jiQ Card

In all, I made 7 thought-provoking "point" cards and you can see them all on the Christian Resources page.  Also available are the Microsoft Word templates that you can download to make your own cards.



The Fall Feasts

Updated 15 June 2011
We met in Benson this past Sabbath for a teaching on the Fall Feasts of YHWH and had a great time.  We learned about Yom Teruah (the Day of Trumpets), Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), and Sukkot (Feast of Booths or Tabernacles).  A thorough look at the feasts as outlined in Leviticus 23 will reveal their prophetic role, and each of the fall feasts point to the Messiah's second coming.

I have the audio and PowerPoint slides available below, but they are also on the Sword Sharpening page (in to top menu).  Please review the slides from the Spring Feasts as well for a complete coverage of all the feasts.


Jesus is *NOT* in the Quran!


Updated 3 June 2011
Today I leave for Snellville, GA, to attend another "jesus in the Quran" seminar.  You may remember me talking about this a few months ago - this is where they lie to Christians and Muslims by what they call "finding common ground" and pointing to the god of Islam as the same as the God of the Bible and, therefore, the character Isa as the True Jesus Christ!  Nothing could be farther from the truth and these people are deceived and are deceiving.

For a refresher, here are links to the rebuttal sermon
I preached last year that counters all of their points with Biblical scripture, beginning with Exodus 23:13:

"And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth."

Click here for the full sermon
Click here for the PowerPoint
Click here for the Adobe PDF

These guys have no problem praying in the name of the god of Islam, and, even worse, they have no problem emphasizing that you should attend a mosque to worship that god.  As Chuck Missler used to say, "When you're looking for the ministers of Satan, don't overlook the pulpit". This is dangerous.

I'll be back on Sunday - feel free to contact me for more at any time.

Baruch ata YHWH!