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A debate on tithing. A worthwhile listen...

Blessings all

For those of you who are still thinking about the tithe:
Here is a set of links to a debate between Dr. Russell Earl Kelly and Pastor Mike Kola Ewuosho.
Sponsored by Revelation TV Debates...
No comment from me, though I would like to hear what you all think...

Lisa C. Pemberton 1964-2011

Obituary On Wednesday November 23rd, 2011 at 2:27 pm, at Brooklyn Hospital in Brooklyn, New York,  Lisa Christine Pemberton entered into the presence of the Lord. Lisa was born August 5th, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York, to the late Reuben and Bertie, the third of their four children, and only daughter.   She graduated from South Shore High School in 1981, and went on to John Jay College of Criminal Justice, graduating in 1985. Lisa joined the Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney’s Office in 1986, rising to a supervisory paralegal position, and was employed there until her passing. Lisa loved to laugh and make jokes, and it was always a joyous occasion when she was around. She was also a gifted singer with a beautiful voice. She sang throughout her life, in various choirs and ensembles, often as a soloist. Lisa was born again and was baptized into the fellowship of the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY, as a child. She remained a member of that fellowship for decades, serving in …

I dream of a Reformed 'Black' Church II

In His seminal work: 'On being Black and Reformed'Anthony Carter(Pastor of East Point Church in East Point Ga.) discusses the compatibility of African-American people and Reformed Theology.

In one chapter he makes the case, noting that African-American theology, like Reformed Theology, is Experiential, Historical and Biblical. This got me thinking about what issues I have with 'church today' and I saw it clearly.
We (so-called Black Christians) have placed too much weight on the wrong end of the stick. What I mean is that we (in the so-called Black Church)  have by and large, given supremacy to our experiences and culture, and we mistakenly interpret the Bible through this lens. (While this is true of many believers of different ethnicities, I am dealing specifically with the 'black church' at the moment)

It is, in my estimation, a kind of culturo-experiential eisegesis which does a disservice to our flocks, and more importantly dishonors the Father, the Son …

Justin Peters: A call for discernment

God Bless Justin Peters...
Here family, is his amazing seminar on the Word Of Faith Movement. It is a MUST SEE for all of you who thing that your loved ones (or even you yourselves) are or have been deceived by this false, dangerous and heretical doctrine.

A Call for Discernment Session 1 - Dangerous Doctrine

A Call for Discernment Session 2 - Mangled Manifestations

A Call for Discernment Session 3 - The Hurt of Healing

Kenneth Copeland, Gloria Copeland, Jesse Duplantis, Fred Price, John Hagee, Benny Hinn and the crew... All wolves...

The same but Changed

Please note that there will be one 30 second ad in the the beginning of the video, then it will play without interruption after.

What leaves is not what enters, no matter how it looks...

In other words: Sometimes things are the same, but Changed

Example 1: Faith vs. Flesh 

What left Egypt was called Israel, but it was entirely different than what entered Canaan, though it was still called Israel.

Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you: Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against me, Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, concerning which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. - (Num 14:28-30)

Why just them?
Take a look at the following Chapters:
Numbers 13: the sending of the spies
Numbers 14: The competing testimonies

It was Israel…

A brief (and ongoing) study on the doctrine of election...

Blessings family,
The following pages are the result of a conversation which occurred during our church’s Bible Study one evening in March of 2011.
It is an elucidation of our understanding of the doctrine of election, its distinctives and how we should (if at all) approach this in terms of our testimony, and the sharing of the Gospel.

Please be advised that i tend to use the names YHWH, for the Father God, and Yahshuah for Jesus.

Why isn’t our testimony enough?
First let me say that your testimony does not equal the Gospel.
While your testimony can be used as a toll in the sharing of your faith, and as a part of the overall evangelistic endeavor, it cannot be used in place of, or even as a supplement to, the Gospel message.
This is because of the following problem: The weight of one person’s experience in a qualitative sense is the same as that of any other person’s. Put bluntly, 5 pounds of gold weighs just as much as 5 pounds of dung. So then the differentiating factor is not the …

I dream of a Reformed 'Black' Church...

In response to a post that I posted by Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile titled 'Can the African American Church be Reformed? ' A brother made the following comment:
"I agree, however what is the alternative while we wait for the reformation. I'm reminded of the question, If we evolved from apes and monkeys then why do we still have apes and monkeys? My point is if broke and busted saints have been faithfully tithing for years, why do we still have broke and busted saints?"

Here was my response:

My brother, I think that the answer is as profound and complicated as it is simple: Scrap it.Get rid of the entire diseased system, and start again. Will this happen? Probably not, because it is too lucrative for too many cats, but imagine the following scenario: My source scriptures are:  Mark 4:3-9, Ephesians 1, and Acts 17:16-34

Here's how it goes down...

We preachers begin to teach Reformed, Orthodox Theology from the pulpits, we begin to tell the truth about the Sovereign…

Thabiti or T.D. what do 'we' folk prefer?

Blessings all Recently, on my Facebook page, I posted a piece by Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile which concerned the appearance of TD Jakes in ‘The Elephant Room’ conversations. (Read the piece here)
 I must also admit to a certain amount of disappointment that to date, only ONE of my many black Christian FB friends have commented on it.

Why is that, fam? 

It is my prayer that when I post a thing, dialog will ensue, and the Biblical prescription for successful exchange between brethren will take place, ie: God is glorified, and the brethren are edified.
It is never my intention to cause division among brethren. I want to be clear on that.
One of the biggest problems, as I see this is that for many ‘Black Christians’ TD Jakes is a model to be emulated ( Let me be clear that I  HATE the idea that the body of Christ which Jesus declares is ONE, should be divided/categorized along ethnic lines, so I do not like the idea of a ‘black church’, or ‘chinese church’ or white church’), as are Fred Price…

How did I miss this? Guess I was caught up w/ MJJ... Not

So the Pope (leader of over 1 BILLION Roman Catholics, called for a new world order. One world government on 7/7/09... Yes he did.
The Pope is calling for NWO...
In his papal encyclical titled "caritas in veritate" or Charity in Truth
the so called SUPREME PONTIFF
You can read this massive document in its entirety here, Or you can read some excerpts here

Here is the quote which I find the most telling, perhaps you will too:

"To manage the global economy; to revive economies hit by the crisis; to avoid any deterioration of the present crisis and the greater imbalances that would result; to bring about integral and timely disarmament, food security and peace; to guarantee the protection of the environment and to regulate migration: for all this, there is urgent need of a true world political authority, as my predecessor Blessed John XXIII indicated some years ago.

Such an authority would need to be regulated by law, to observe consistently the principles of subsidiary an…

Jerry Jack 1962 - 2011

The following is the text of the eulogy for my cousin as I had originally prepared to deliver it . At the actual service, there was some editing due to the fact that so many people expressed similar sentiments,  which only attested to the type of man that Jerry was...

This is always a strange time, the time right after the passing of a loved one. It is a transitional place, not for the departed one, but for us. Kind of like the first couple of weeks in the New Year, when you write the wrong year down, it is a time of adjustment…
It is that time when we use was and is interchangeably when we speak of our loved one.
“She is, I mean was…” 
We’ve all done it.

I heard it the other night, as I had the pleasure, the honor of listening to Toni, Jene, Lona and Terry talk about Jerry, the is’ and was’ flowing together in a conversation that became a frenzy, a whirlwind of Love.

Love For Jerry, for who he was, and Who he is

I want to share the frenzy of Love as best I can with you all…

I listen…