The Assemblies of God celebrates 100 years of apostate Christian doctrine

I know all about this denomination, I was involved with an Assembly of God Church for 10 years; and went to several in my days as a pentecostal. I am happy to report that in 2004, after about a year of careful and prayerful study; I parted ways with these sort of Churches for good.

This is not to say that there are not any good people and very sincere people in that denomination; there are many of them. Unfortunately, the doctrinal errors negate that, in my opinion. I will also fully admit; that there was a good deal of emotional abuse that took place, at least in the Church that I attended. I saw a good deal of it given out, by the youth Pastor, who was there when I went to the Church I attended for 10 years.

The story via The Christian Post (WARNING: Turn on your Ad blocker!): Thousands Expected at Assemblies of God 100th Anniversary Celebration; Estimated 10.5 Million to View AG’s Centennial Live This Sunday.

Thousands of attendees are expected to attend the Assemblies of God 100th anniversary celebration in Springfield, Missouri, this week, including several international dignitaries. AG is one of the world’s fastest-growing Protestant movements and the largest Pentecostal denomination.

“It’s a great celebration of our church which is bringing in delegates from all over the world and all across America,” says Dr. George Wood, the General Superintendent of Assemblies of God, as reported by Ozarks First. “There is a strong focus on evangelism – sharing the good word of Jesus Christ with those who don’t know him.”

In addition to AG General Superintendent Dr. George O. Wood, keynote addresses will be delivered by an array of international speakers, such as Yong Mok Cho of South Korea, Juan Carlos Escobar of Spain, Edward A. Grabovenko of Russia, Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi, Barnabas Mtokambali of Tanzania, Ivan Satyavrata of India, José Wellington of Brazil and Max Schläpfer of Switzerland. Other U.S. speakers include Hal Donaldson, John Lindell, Wilfredo “Choco” De Jesús, Nam Soo Kim, Jason Frenn (who ministers in Latin America), and Raegan Glugosh, a U.S. missionary to Romania.

Dignitaries in attendance include President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana, who will be recognized as a special guest the evening of Aug. 7, the opening day of the event. Mahama is a widely published author who is proficient in eight languages.

I will not even get into the fact that the Church that I attended, at one time; had a sexual predator in it. Thankfully, he had moved on the greener pastures, by the time I arrived at that Church.

I voted today

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It is a patriotic duty of ALL Americans to vote in elections. Many men and women died on battlefields for the right to vote in free elections. Don’t pass it up.

I voted today and I hope you did too. As you all know, I am in Michigan and today we are having our primary for governor and several local seats. I voted for governor Snyder for governor of Michigan.

The reason why I voted for governor Snyder for governor of Michigan again is for the following reasons:

1. Governor Snyder passed  expanded Medicaid for people like me who were long-term unemployed and fell through the cracks of Obamacare. Some people on the right here in Michigan did not like the fact that Governor Snyder passed expanded Medicaid. I am NOT one of those people. As some of you already know I have not worked for almost 10 years now, at least not for anybody else.  I also found out this past year that I have diabetes type 2, and I also have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Not to mention I also have ADHD and I take meds for it. So this expanded Medicaid for me was a blessing and for that I voted for governor Snyder again. Now I wasn’t too happy with the right to work law the governor Snyder passed, however as far as I can tell that law has not affected the big three at all which includes my Dad.

2. Quite frankly, I simply do not trust Democrats to run the state again. Jennifer Granholm’s tenure here as governor of the state of Michigan was an absolute freaking disaster. When the previous governor left office in the state of Michigan, the state of Michigan had a budget surplus. Jennifer Granholm left office, the state of Michigan was in so much debt it was unbelievable. To me, that points to incompetence. For this, I decided that I could no longer trust Democrats to run the state; and I voted for governor Snyder the first time and because of Governors accomplishments, I voted for him a second time.

I do pray the governor Snyder does win this election again. Because I would sure hate like hell to see this state go back into the craphole that it was, when Granholm was running it.

Here is hoping the governor Snyder wins again.

Another really good reason why I simply do not agree with Ron Paul

I might agree with Ron Paul on economics. I might agree with Ron Paul on wars and Wilsonian foreign policy. This below negates all of that, because what you see below is not a legitimate criticism of those things, what this is below is simply blind hatred of Jews and Israel in general.

I might not approve of Zionism, as it is, in this Christian separatists opinion, an unholy alliance between Christians and Jews; but I will never support this bile, which is below at the link.

Go read: The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : ‘We Are With You…Here Are The Missiles’.

The truth is that Israel is defending itself from a Islamic terrorist organization, whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel. An organization who started this latest conflict, by kidnapping three Israeli kids, killing them and then burning their bodies. Then, when Israel enacted a blockade of Gaza; they began aimlessly firing rockets into Israel. Finally, Israel decided enough was enough, and invaded that strip of land to rid Gaza of these terrorists. If the United States of America wants to help Israel defend itself from Muslim terrorists, by sending them missiles, then by-golly let them do it. Frankly, America’s prosperity in the past has come from being a friend of Israel. 

Even I as a paleoconservative, think that what Israel is doing, is proper, right and moral. Furthermore, I question the motives, patriotism, Christianity and sanity of those who disagree with belief. I may have a beef with some of the political players here in America, who happen to be Jewish. But, my support of Israel and what it is doing in Gaza is without measure and frankly; I hope they bomb the strip of land to a pile of dirt and rubble.

Do not misunderstand me here; I do not wish to see American boots on the ground in the Gaza strip, nor in Israel. They do not need our help. But, they do need our support to fight the battle and I say let them have it.

Enough is enough! It is time that we Conservative Christians begin to call out those, like The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity; which is nothing more than a clearing house for anti-Jewish and Anti-Israel bile. If this think-tank was a legit group that put out papers or articles against Wilsonian foreign policy, it would not be a problem. However, this think-tank is nothing more than an Jew-bashing group of thugs, whose purpose is to issue blood libels against Israel and the Jews. They have proven that time and again with postings like the one above.

Bottom Line: It’s time to get real folks, and call these haters out for what they truly are; and expose them for what they are. That is not a neoconservative thing; that is an American thing, and it is about time we did it.

 

Dick Wagner of Michigan Band “The Frost” dead at 71

We lost the man who made “The Frost.” It’s a sad day for classic Rock and Roll in Michigan.

The Story:

It was a final medical battle Dick Wagner couldn’t win.

Wagner, the Michigan-bred guitarist renowned for his work with Alice Cooper, the Frost, Lou Reed and others, died this morning in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 71.

Wagner succumbed to respiratory failure at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center, where he had been in intensive care for the past two weeks following a cardiac procedure.

The guitarist had famously overcome a series of medical issues during the past decade, retraining himself on guitar after a stroke paralyzed his left arm. He re-emerged to begin recording, writing and performing gigs, including a triumphant homecoming concert at the Magic Bag in November 2011.

Wagner was born in Iowa, moved with his family to Waterford as a child, and later settled in Saginaw. He was a key figure in southeastern Michigan’s emergent rock scene in the 1960s, a go-to guitarist who made his name with the Bossmen and the Frost.

He was eventually recruited by Alice Cooper for the milestone 1972 album “Welcome to My Nightmare,” and went on to A-list session work with the likes of Reed, Peter Gabriel and Rod Stewart. Rock lore has long held that Wagner was a secret hired hand on albums by several high-profile bands.

via Dick Wagner, esteemed Michigan rock guitarist, dead at 71 | Detroit Free Press | freep.com.

Here’s “The Frost” at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit:

A perfect reason why I cannot stand Michael Goldfarb

Because quite frankly; the guy is an sniveling a-hole; that he is a trust-fund Jewish kid, makes it even worse.

Click here to read this moronic idiot’s tripe about people he disagrees with.

My support of Israel as a Country is without measure; but my disdain of some American Jews is also without measure. Perfect example of that, is at the link above. :mad:

Update: I wanted to come back here and revise this posting a bit. I was very ticked off, when I wrote what I wrote here originally. But, this piece by this guy was quite galling to me. This part here really steamed me to the high heavens:

Either way—let the caterwauling begin. I can hear it now: “They’re trying to silence us with trumped up charges of anti-Semitism!” Well, f*** all of you.

I know anti-Semitism and Jew-baiting when I see it. And I’m not going anywhere. We’re here, we’re neocons, and you’re never going to be rid of us.

And though the Liberty Conservatives may well have their day in the sun, the Jew-baiting paleocons among them will always be toiling away at the margins, trying to figure out precisely how the Jews kept them out of the good jobs. And then, as now, the reason for their marginalization will have nothing to do with us, and everything to do with them—with the fact that they just can’t keep their Jew-baiting, Putin-loving, neo-Confederate, League-of-the-South b***** to themselves.

This piece, especially the part I quoted; galled me for the following:

  1. I am of southern heritage. My parents are from the south; Dad’s from Kentucky and Mom is from Georgia. I find some sniveling rich punk from a Jewish family making this sort of a comment about southern people just absolutely offensive. He calls what that guy is doing Jew-baiting? Well, I call what he is doing Semite-baiting or WASP-Baiting.
  2. His fast and loose accusations of antisemitism cheapens the conversation. Furthermore, it causes people, like myself, to look at people, like Goldfarb, with disdain.
  3. It fuels the stereotypes and the accusations of the paleoconservatives who say that neoconservatives are simply mouth pieces for the Jews and that the only thing that they honestly give a flying fig about is Israel and their cottage industry to protect it and that they look at WASP’s like myself; and Christianity in general as useful idiots.
  4. His bashing of the confederacy really pisses me off; I cannot put that into words, why that offends me, I guess it’s my southern roots coming out. I have southern in my blood; I am, for what it is worth, a descendant of those who fought in that war. Now, according to this dimwit, I support slavery, and am a racist, a Jew-hater and all the other moronic stuff that they say about we Southern folk. None of which is true. The confederates seceded from the union, because they did not want a centralized Government being shoved down their throats. Furthermore, they resented Lincoln trying to seize their gold, to form a central bank. Something Lincoln abandoned later on.

Now, keep in mind; this tool was John McCain’s communications guy and Blogger for the 2008 campaign. When I found this out; I knew McCain was going to be sunk and you know what? I was right.

I will say this; if this is the honest mentality of the neoconservative right, about the southern Conservatives — the Republican Party is going to be a very bad way come 2016. I mean, you don’t poke the south in the eye, like this moron did and expect to win an election. It just does not work. Like I have said about the Conservative Christian Right; try winning elections without us. Just try it and see just how successful you are. Because I will tell you now, if the south thinks that the Conservative and/or Republican establishment has that sort of an attitude toward those in the south; they will lose badly in the elections to come. They did not call it “The Southern Strategy” for nothing. Why? Because it worked.

The Southern Conservative Christian Right has always held Mormons, Jews, and Catholics in suspect. This is why Rick Santorum’s and Mitt Romney’s campaigns went nowhere fast. You would think that the Republican Party would have learned from something like that. But, from the looks of it; and if Goldfarb’s tripe is any indication — they have learned nothing at all.

(Via Conservative Heritage Times)

PORTLAND Oregon Child Evangelism Fellowship under fire for preaching basic fundamental Christian truths

I saw this earlier and I was not going to blog about it. However, I felt lead to write something about it.

The Story via The Christian News Network:

PORTLAND, Ore. — A chapter of a nationally-recognized Christian group that seeks to reach children with the gospel of Jesus Christ is under fire for teaching kids the biblical doctrine of sin and eternal judgment, in addition to sharing about the love and mercy of God.

The Portland chapter of Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is facing resistance from some area residents as they conduct voluntary summer camps in the area and plan on hosting after-school Bible studies in local public schools. The problem? CEF teaches children that each person is a sinner in need of the Savior.

Those who oppose the group assert that because of this, CEF does not present “Jesus loves you” mainstream Christianity, and claim that the organization is “hardcore evangelical fundamental.”

They pretend to be a mainstream Christian Bible study when in fact they’re a very old school fundamentalist sect,” resident Kaye Schmitt told local television station KATU.

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Robert Aughenbaugh also told reporters this week that preaching to children about sin might give them feelings of fear and shame.

Aughenbaugh, Schmitt and others have organized a group called Protect Portland Children, which seeks to speak out against CEF’s message and influence parents not to allow their children to attend its events. It has set up a Facebook page that has so far generated over 800 likes. It’s profile photograph is of a child holding a sign that reads “I am not a sinner.”

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[The] curriculum teaches young children that they’re born sinners, bound for eternity in hell unless they obey the club’s teachings,” the group asserts.

“Before the Portland public schools allow ‘The Good News Club’ to use school facilities or to promote their activities on campus it would seem appropriate to allow mental health professionals to further investigate the activities of this group,” wrote Chuck Currie of the United Church of Christ in a recent blog post about the matter.

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But CEF says that it is not teaching anything outside of the basic and fundamental truths of the gospel—and that mankind must understand the bad news to know why the good news is so good.

“Listen, the message of the gospel the teaching of the core Christian tenets of the Christian faith that have been taught for 2,000 years in the Bible is what we’re teaching,” CEF Vice President of Ministries Moises Esteves told local television station KOIN. “There’s nothing new here.”

The group has partnered with over 30 area churches to present its evangelical outreach to youth in Portland.

“We do teach about sin,” Esteves stated, “[But] we’re not nasty. We’re not high pressure. We’re not negative, but we teach what the Bible teaches that every human being is a sinner in need of a savior.”

Reporters observed the group in action on Wednesday, singing John 3:16 with the children in attendance, which reads, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

My friends, we are, in fact, living in the last days. Israel is at war, our Nation is being overran; war is imminent with Russia, the economy is teetering on disaster — Now there is this; Christ’s servants are being persecuted for sharing the timeless gospel to children.

Have your things in order, as the Lord cometh shortly.

Not everyone likes D’Souza’s New Movie

Go read: Two Critical Reviews (From the Right) of D’Souza’s New Movie via Conservative Heritage Times.

My biggest gripe is that this third-world interloper is lecturing me on what America should be.

I like my America the way it is, thank you very much; and I do not need some two-bit interloper; who cannot even keep his penis in his pants long enough to keep a marriage together — lecturing me on America.

The truth is: America was founded, fought for and won; by people who talk, look and act like me and not D’Souza. The only reason people like D’Souza are even in this Country, is because some bleeding heart liberal Democrat decided that people who look like him, should be allow to come to this Country. A pity, it is.

A very good observation

This, I agree with….

DaTechGuy observes:

How is it possible if Israel is the 2nd coming of the Nazi that arab & Muslim populations grow where they rule while in places like Iraq where devout Muslims are taking control the Christian population flees for its life (following the jews who fled over half a century ago).

If you can come up with a good answer I’d be delighted to hear it.

My thoughts exactly. Which is why I take the position on Gaza and Hamas as I do. The funny thing is that the liberal media will try and say that Israel and Gaza; and Iraq are two separate issues. I call bullcrap on that one — it is the same issue; it is Islam. Islam is an intolerant religion that demands 100% loyalty and believes that killing to get that loyalty is justified, and if read the Koran, you will see that, according to the koran, it is justified.

Which further reinforces my ever growing belief that Islam is not a religion of peace; but a cult of death; and of which the practice of it should outlawed in the United States of America and those practice it should be given two choices; renounce it or be deported to your homeland and if you live here, you should be told, this religion is a threat to the national security and its practice is forbidden. If they refuse to renounce it, they should be put into camps and herded, like the dogs they are.

You say, what I have written is harsh? You say what I have written is racist? You say what I have written is un-American? Tell that to the people in Israel who are having to run for the lives to bomb shelters in Israel. Tell that to the Christians in Iraq who are having their possessions; houses, cars….everything taken from them by Muslims. Tell them how intolerant that my remarks are; and you what? They will agree….with me! 

I pray that people’s eyes will be open to what these Arab Bastards are truly about that Christians will get off the lovey-dovey crap and take up arms to fight these people, once and for all.

Uh-oh: Obamacare is in deep, deep trouble

First off, Watch this video:


Now, you see that person that Megan is interviewing? That’s Jonathan Turley. Turley is not a Conservative. He’s a liberal. He’s also a Constitutional scholar; and he is basically saying that Obamacare is in deep trouble. Turley saying this, is like God talking to Moses from the mountain. If I were an elected Democrat; I would be either one of two things; very, very afraid or highly pissed off at Obama — or Both.

Now, go look at this posting by “AllahPundit” over at HotAir.com. AP is a basically a lawyer in New York; and basically, the dude knows his stuff, when it comes to law as well. Now there are some people, that are trying to downplay this; I do not buy that at all. I think Turley knows what he is talking about. I also would tend to trust what Turley is saying over some partisan blogger.

Folks, Between now and 2016 is going to be a very interesting time; and I think there’s going to be some very highly pissed off Democrats and Americans in general. You know, like those who gave up some crappy insurance plans and kicked out the money, getting this new insurance and now, they’re going to lose their subsidies and then, their premiums are going to skyrocket and, basically, they are going to end up with no insurance.

Now, if the Republicans are smart, they will play this for all it is worth; hopefully, they do it the right way. Because if this is going to be as bad as Turley thinks it is; you are going to see one of the biggest defections from the Democratic Party in recent American history. It might actually be 1980 all over again; like after the Carter era. Only this time, with social media, and the 24 hour news cycle; the anger is going to be much, much worse.

Now as for the defections; this does not mean that there are going to be a bunch of new Republicans, not at all. What it does mean is that people in deeply blue states will either not vote or will vote third party. Which will take votes away from the Democrats. If you think that the pain will just be felt at the Presidential level; think again. There will be Senators and Reps who are going to be out of a job. As I said, 2016 is going to be a bloody mess; and it is not going to be on the Republican side. The Democrats basically screwed their constituents and I mean hard; all for the goal of getting a nationalized healthcare system — and now, it is imploding.

Hold on to your hats folks; it is going to be a rough ride from here till 2016.