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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

46 PREACHERS @ INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CONFERENCE IN ATLANTA












Saturday Dr. Russell Anderson and myself flew into the Atlanta, GA, airport to preach in two area churches and then came together to open up the INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CONFERENCE on Monday night.

Dr. Anderson preached for one of our TEXAS BAPTIST COLLEGE grads Pastor Dexter Landers. They had 63 saved over the week end and many baptized on Sunday.

I was honored to preach for our IBC meeting host church HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH of Locust Grove, GA.  The final totals were over 30 saved and 18 baptized.  We had one of those unusual Sundays that really ought to be usual.  One of the highlights was a grandfather who trusted Christ and the people came unglued at the invitation time.  What a great spirit this church exhibits.

Dr. Bill Wininger opened up the IBC meeting with a great sermon reminding us of our heritage as Independent Baptists warning us to not become intellectual snobs, but remain down home people who walk with God.

I preached second my sermon "GOD'S SIMPLE PLAN FOR A SOUL WINNING CHURCH."  The altars were full and we experienced a great start to the conference.  The Barnes Family provided the special music and as usual were a blessing.

We had classes on Tuesday morning at 8:30 with the pastors all receiving a free PASTOR'S MANUAL.  We discussed various things about church growth.  There were several new pastors  and we had a good time of instruction.

Dr. Anderson met with the laymen and gave them practical instruction about starting and building businesses.  He spends 4 to 5 hours with God everyday and has for many years.  He has given 39 million dollars to God's work and no one in history has given as much. We need to learn from him and help our laymen to become another Russell Anderson.


Pastor Dexter Landers preached first on Tuesday morning and he preached on "HEARERS AND DOERS OF THE WORD." Pastor Dwayne Walker from Kentucky, who pastors the MOUNT OLIVET BAPTIST CHURCH, preached second on "TAKING OWNERSHIP." Pastor Walker started his church and is running 600 each Sunday.  Do not think for a second Independent Baptist Churches are going away.  There are more of what I call "seedling" churches in our nation that in time will create more great churches than ever.

Tuesday night God met with us in a special way.  Dr. Anderson preached on "FILL MY CUP LORD" and the necessity of being filled with the Spirit of God.  He noted the difference between the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and the filling of the Holy Spirit.  It was powerful.

I preached second my sermon "IS THERE REALLY A PLACE CALLED HELL?"  Some dear saints started coming to the altars before the sermon was even finished.  The pastor stood weeping and told his people as well as the delegates that he was not just going to be stirred, but changed forever.  GOTTA LOVE THE OLD TIME RELIGION!

Monday, October 29, 2012

GREAT SUNDAY IN GEORGIA

HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday morning was "SUPER SUNDAY" for the HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH of Locust Grove, GA.  The buildings were packed with well over 600 in attendance this week end.  God gave us 30 souls and 12 baptisms.

I remember preaching for this dear church when they held church in an old Auction Barn.  Pastor Terrell Hopkins has been pastor here for the past 14 years and is an aggressive soul winner.  The music is uplifting and adds much to the services.  The altars were full and many adults trusted Christ.



After the morning service was over a dear man to the right brought his son up to me and asked if I would speak to him for a minute.  I was introduced to Michael his son.  His son began to tell me how he did not know for sure that he was going to go to Heaven when he died and with tears in his eyes he asked me, "If I could help him." I gave him Scriptures and in a few minutes he bowed his head and trusted Christ to save his soul.  

In a few minutes his wife Tiffiny walked up and told me the same thing. Praise the LORD in a few minutes she bowed her head and heart trusting Christ to pay for all of her sins.  The dad and family were so excited.  They were back last night and walked the aisle making a public profession of their faith in Christ.


INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CONFERENCE BEGINS TONIGHT AT 7 PM

Dr. Russell Anderson eating corn bread
and pinto beans


Dr. Russell Anderson flew in on Saturday to preach for one of our TEXAS BAPTIST COLLEGE grads Pastor Dexter Landers who pastors the MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH.  Dr. Anderson phoned Pastor Landers and asked if he should eat at the airport in Detroit or would he have something for him to eat when he arrived.  Pastor Landers asked what he would like to eat and Dr. Anderson laughed and said "How about some pinto beans and some corn bread?"  Pastor Landers had one of his ladies fix up some old fashioned corn bread and pinto beans.  Dr. Anderson was in hog heaven!

Dr. Anderson will be a co-host of our SECOND INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CONFERENCE to be hosted by HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH of Locust Grove, GA., this week.  He will be speaking all morning on Tuesday morning to the laymen and preaching first on Tuesday night.

Dr. Bill Wininger, Pastor Dwayne Walker, Pastor Dexter Landers, and myself will be preaching this week.  We are looking and praying for a good group of preachers to attend.  Services are at 7 pm each night with day sessions beginning at 8:30 on tuesday morning.  There will be a luncheon hosted by Dr. Anderson at noon on Tuesday.  I hope you will take time to be with us.

GOTTA LOVE THE OLD TIME RELIGION!


Saturday, October 27, 2012

FLYING TO ATLANTA FOR INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CONFERENCE

Heritage Baptist Church
Locust Grove, GA
Pastor Terrell Hopkins
















INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CONFERENCE is coming to the Atlanta, GA, area this week.  The first service will be at 7 pm on Monday night.  Tuesday at 8:30 am classes will be conducted pastors and staff, layman, ladies, youth, and children.  A luncheon is planned for noon and will be hosted by Dr. Russell Anderson. Then on Tuesday night will start the services at 7 pm.

A big thanks to our host pastor Terrell Hopkins who has pastored HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH for the last 14 years.  He and his people are personal soul winners and I am looking forward to a great Sunday.

Dr. Bill Wininger will be the first preacher on Monday night and I will close out the Monday night services. Pastor Dexter Landers Jr. will preaching on Tuesday morning along with Pastor Dwayne Walker of Lexington, KY.  A great luncheon is planned for Tuesday at noon after the morning classes.

Tuesday night Dr. Russell Anderson will be the first speaker and I will close out the Tuesday night service.  It is not too late to bring your folks and be with us Monday night.  


GREAT MEETING WITH DR. EDDIE LAPINA AND DR. RAY YOUNG

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH of Hammond, IN.
Wednesday night service

I flew to Chicago and attended the Wednesday night service with the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.  Dr. Wendell Evans preached a great message on America.  I thoroughly enjoyed the music and  especially the message.  

I was able to see my son and his family.  They are the best!  It is a thrill to see your children serving the LORD like they are.  

Tuesday morning I had breakfast with Joe Simmons, our grandson, Scott, and his son Scottie.  It is so hard to believe they have grown up so fast.  Joe  is graduate & travels for HAC recruiting students, Scott is on the church staff, and Scottie is a freshman at HAC.  They are fine young people.

Dr. Russell Anderson, Dr. John Vaprezan, and myself meet with Brother Eddie Lapina and Brother Ray Young on Tuesday morning.  We had a great time of fellowship and a good conversation about the ministries there.  Eddie is doing a great job and I personally cannot imagine the load he is carrying.

I believe FBC is at one of those forks in the road that history will look back upon as a great day or a bad day depending upon their choice of a pastor.  

Eddie made it plain that he is a "Jack Hyles man through and through."  Their buses are back up to 100 buses.  They had over 1,200 saved last week.  They have trimmed every thing down to a viable budget and are meeting that budget.

Dr. Hyles one time mentioned to Dr. Lee Roberson the importance of HIGHLAND PARK calling a TTU grad who had Dr. Roberson's ministry philosophy.  They did not do so and have paid a horrible price.

Dr. Hyles likewise made it clear in his instructions for FBC to call a man who has the philosophy of FBC and HAC.  

A TENNESSEE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY grad is not the same as a HAC grad.  A WEST COAST grad is not the same as the vintage Jack Hyles.  

FBC and HAC are unique and must remain unique in order to be the ONLY giant church in history to survive.  I believe it can and if these men have their way it WILL remain a great church.

It all depends on who they call! Some HAC grads have been influenced by others and have forgotten what Jack Hyles stood for and are more like others on the scene than Jack Hyles.  

I hear some big conferences slapping at "Pentecost Sundays" "Topical Preaching" etc.  Those whom they influence have no business being candidates for FBC, in my humble opinion.

I believe these two men loved and love Dr. Jack Hyles.  I trust they will be listened too as they move forward erasing the last 11 years from their memory banks and pick up where Brother Hyles left off when he went to Heaven.  GOD BLESS YOU MEN!  

Rest assured a fundamental Baptist world that loved Jack Hyles is praying and pulling for you to choose a similarly principled man and not overreact by going the opposite direction, which is the normal tendency.

WHO HAS A RIGHT TO SPEAK?

I was asked, "If this is a local church then what right do you have to come to Hammond and give your in put?"

I believe that is a valid question and I will do my best to answer.  When a local church feels led to start a Bible College and they go on the road to recruit students from other churches they in turn have an obligation to answer to those churches for those recruited students.  Local churches led these young people to Christ and paid a high price.  The college must be accountable.

If FBC had no college and there were no extensive effort to recruit then that would be another story.  However, they cannot fill their college with our children and expect us to not be involved.

Whomever the new pastor is will be the head of HAC.  The wrong man will be a disaster for the college and thus local churches have a right to offer their help with the process.

No one is dictating to FBC or demanding of FBC that it is our way or the highway.  There are sincere men of God and layman of God who have no greater desire than to see the right man chosen so we can have another generation come out of HAC to reach the world with the GOSPEL. 


Saturday, October 20, 2012

FLYING TO MICHIGAN TO PREACH

This morning I will be driving to the Tyler, TX, airport to catch a flight to DFW and then on to Detroit.  I will be preaching for my friend Pastor Marc Dalton who pastors the LAKEVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH of Waterford, MI.   God has used him in a wonderful way.  He is an aggressive personal soul winner and his church is consistently winning souls to Christ. I will be teaching Sunday school, preaching Sunday morning, and preaching again Sunday night.  

This has been a busy week.   I have preached 10 times this week and I thought I was retired. I am working on some new books and hopefully be able to put into print some that are only available in e-book form.  

If you are one of the folks asking about the JUST A THOUGHT Volumes 5-10 those books are available on SMASHWORDS.COM.  Simply look for Bob Gray Sr. and you will find those and several others that are only available in e-book form.

Also, LEADING FROM THE FRONT and LET'S TALK ABOUT JESUS are also available in e-book form.  I believe they will be a blessing to you.

If you have not purchased WHEN PRINCIPLE WAS KING please go to SOLVECHURCHPROBLEMS.COM and order today. It is a 408 page hard back book with a beautiful cover.  It has 33 chapters and is excellent material.  This is not a biographical book of Dr. Jack Hyles. It is a book of the principles I observed while traveling with him for 22 years. GOTTA LOVE THE OLD TIME RELIGION!


Monday, October 15, 2012

I OWE JERI MASSI AN APOLOGY

Please forgive me Jeri!  I was under a wrong impression and it really grieves me that I did not see the truth.  I did not really know you and I was under a false judgment.  

I did know your brother Vince for we graduated together at Hyles-Anderson College.   I really liked your brother. I know you and him have had some misunderstandings, but let that be as it may.

I just want to make this thing right with you before it really got out of hand.  You see this is a real problem among those of us who are independent Baptist people.  IF we are not careful we assume facts not in evidence. 

Of  course, we are not a denomination and have no headquarters and our only rule of faith and practice is the King James Bible.  This is what brings us together. 

Thus, we are in loose association with each other organizational wise.  We come together based on a Bible principle of "mutual faith."  As a result we are drawn together not by a political or corporate entity but by "mutual faith." We have no elections and we have no president for we only have our mutual beliefs.  Each church is independent of the others.

It is absolutely wrong of me to have entered into this with you at the level I did. Please forgive me! May we go back to the beginning and start over in our conversation. Maybe we can come to a consensus and help many of your friends in the internet forum world at the same time?

Many of these others, with whom you associate, I am just now starting to get my mind wrapped around who they are.  I do sense that there is a longing and a searching among you and your friends for truth.  I do not dispute that at all.  I do however think we have all started off on the wrong foot.  Hopefully we can rectify this. 

May I begin with Scriptures please?

Romans 3:10, "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:"

Romans 3:23, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"

Romans 6:23a, "For the wages of sin is death..."

Revelation 20:14, "And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death."

Romans 5:8, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were sinners, Christ died for us."

Romans 6:23b, "...but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."

Romans 10:9, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."

Romans 10:13, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Now Jeri would you like to trust Jesus Christ to pay for all of your past sins, present sins, and future sins?  If so would you bow in your heart and ask Christ to save you.  

I can provide a prayer to help you if you would like, but remember a prayer is just words and a prayer cannot save you.  A prayer is communication between you and Christ.  Jeri, many people are saved before they ever utter a word or walk an aisle in church.  So, if you in child like faith will open your soul and let Jesus know you want to trust Him He will save your soul.

Jesus is a perfect gentleman for He will not force His way into your soul. Jeri, it is not the shed blood, but the shed and applied blood that cleanses a man's soul.


Jeri I again must apologize I did not realize until I saw your love for Buddha of your basic beliefs.  I apologize for mocking your cigars, your love for beer, your love for the filth of Hollywood, and so on.  No one can be saved by quitting cigars, movies, or liquor.  It is faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ that saves a person from  going to Hell.

It did not dawn on me of your spiritual condition. Again, I am so sorry!

Matthew 15:14, "Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch."

Jeri, you are blind and have a spiritual vail over your eyes and truly cannot see.  Again, I am sorry I did not see this in the beginning. It appears I assumed something that was just not true about you. JUST A THOUGHT!




GREAT SUNDAY IN NEW MEXICO

Sunday Morning
I flew into New Mexico on Saturday and was picked up by the pastor Brent Lenetine.  He started with no one but his family 24 years ago in Rio Rancho, NM.  They knocked on doors and won souls the old fashioned way.  

They have been through several building programs and the latest is a beautiful addition of an auditorium.  I was thrilled with the packed out buildings and the spirit of this great church.  Many trusted Christ and were baptized at the end of the auditorium service plus many others at the other services being conducted on property.

The one thing that excited me was to see his children, although, grown serving with him and his wife.   All of them are soul winners and love the LORD.  It made me think of my precious children and grandchildren who are serving the LORD.  What a blessing!

EVANGELIST ALLEN DOMELLE JOINING US TONIGHT



The pastor will be picking up Brother Domelle today and he will join me tonight.  If you are in the area please make plans to be with us at the GOSPEL LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH of Rio Rancho, NM. You can call 505-892-9463 or 905-440-2417 for directions.  The services start at 7 pm. GOTTA LOVE OLD TIME PREACHING!






Sunday, October 14, 2012

JERI MASSI-LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE!

Jeri, Jeri, Jeri...do you really want to do this? Ooh, please don't hurt me Jeri! Afraid of you? I think NOT!

Two of the names you use as sources have mug shots.  Check them out before you start quoting.  DWI's seem to run in your crowd.

One of those men's ex-wife came to me in tears explaining how he left her with a $50,000 mortgage and kids to raise.  Why don't you send her money to help? These are extremely credible sources?  NOT! All you have is gossip by those who hate soul winning.  By the way how is your soul winning coming along?  You are like all liberals...so predicable!

JERI MASSI-LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE!


Lie number one...Sorry I never talked to any family member about what happened with Hirner before he was exposed.  I was out of town and was called on a Friday. I was told by a staff member of a parent who had brought in a diary of her daughter with something in it about Russell Hirner. I told the staff member to confront Hirner and find out if it was true.  The staff member told me Hirner was in Little Rock, Arkansas.  I told him to call him and tell him you had to see him.  He met with him at a local I-Hop restaurant about 5 pm on that same day.

Lie number two...Sorry Hirner was not employed by us at the time he was employed by ACE.  He had resigned from our ministry  a couple of years earlier. He was on the road in Little Rock, Arkansas, working at starting a school for ACE.  I had the staff member call him and he drove back five hours and met with the staff member. When he was confronted at I-Hop with the evidence he admitted what he had done.  

Lie number three...Sorry but my staff member called me and I told him to meet with Hirner's family and have him tell them what he had done.   He did meet with all of his family that same night, but one son, and he told them what he had done.

Lie number four...Sorry but he was taken immediately to the police station and locked up which was about 2 hours later after being confronted.

Lie number five...Sorry you are wrong I stood before the church and told them what he had done and gave Biblical instruction on how to protect their children.

Lie number six...Sorry but the reference to Russell Hirner in a sermon was years before his horrible sins were known.

Lie number seven...Sorry I have immediately called the police at other times and other men are in prison at this moment because I turned them over to the police immediately.  

John 8:44, "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."

I am appalled at the sins of those who besmirch the office of ministry as well as any one, man or woman, who do such despicable acts, but I refuse to indict a whole community because of a few. 

I think we are all accountable in some respects because we do not walk closely enough with God to be able to spot such people.  However, I know of no one who on purpose allows such things to occur. I only know of gossips who paint a picture without really knowing the truth.

Then people like you Jeri carry their water to incriminate good churches who are doing their best to deal with such wicked people.  Get the facts Jeri.  

Again, you did not call me.  You did not seek the other side of the story and you made a BIG mistake by not doing so.  Which makes me wonder about others who have been smeared by your lap top gossip. 

If they are guilty lock them up! I have no problem letting people know who the predators are. But, do not indict everyone.  Check out the Scriptures on being a false accuser Jeri!


Why do we go soul winning?  Because of the fact that "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God."  

Let me see if I understand you correctly...we should not go soul winning because of wicked men who do wicked things? Maybe that is why God does not call women to be pastors.  Logic like yours deserves to be studied? Ha!

Jeri Massi, you are in this for you. I have been in the ministry for 40 years and have given my life to help the hurting while your claim to fame is living off of victims.  

If you were an honest person you would have contacted me before running to your blog to condemn something you knew nothing of except through the eyes of those haters who lie and supply you with slop. 



Why don't you put out your cigar, shut your Hollywood movies off, put away your favorite beer, find a good Christian man to marry, have some babies, and get a real life!

"Run if you want to, hide if you will, but I came here to stay!"

Saturday, October 13, 2012

WRITING WRONGS-It is Time to Call The Forums and Blogs for What They Are!



We live in the internet age and subsequently the information age.  Blogs inform us 24/7 about anything and everything imaginable.  You can become aware of what is happening almost as soon as it has happened.  

Information is readily available about so many things that it almost at times brings on an information overload.  It has created an almost information entitlement mentality in many people.  We feel we have the right to know about things that are not even our business and do not affect us.

While I love the idea that we have the ability through technology to provide truth to people I disagree with what some believe truth is.  I recoil at the idea we all need to be in the know about things that have no bearing on our lives.

Why do we have the right to know things that are of no consequence to us?  I reject the notion we need Blogs telling us secrets that ought to be confined.  

So called Christian forums defend their value because they spread the news about things that otherwise people would not know.  We used to call that gossip.  Now we applaud it and call it transparency.

Thirty years ago there were very few conservative media outlets.  Facts we needed to know were often kept hidden by the mainstream media so we were left without recourse because we were uninformed.  

The response was an entire new type media rising up that gave us the information to make the informed decisions we need to make.   I applaud these outlets as being necessary in keeping our nation free and true to the tenants of our constitution as intended by our founding fathers.




Enter "Christian" forums and Blogs that attempt to copy the style of expose journalism.  They make it their business to expose things that are really none of any ones business.  I expect the lost world to gossip and slander, but I expect better of Christians.  

Do not misunderstand me.  I believe the internet is a wonderful place to fight error and to teach truth.  However, when it comes to matters of a local church, many times they become a place to learn the latest "scoop."  

How is it that heathens like Tricia Lacriox or Jeri Massi can be "trusted" vehicles of information that they and their fellow demonettes desire ONLY for the purpose of destruction?  Why would we go to them for our information?  Worse yet why would we believe their information?

The answer to that question is troubling.  I hear people say it is because that is the only place they find out what is going on. WAIT!   Why do you need to find out what is going on and why would you trust avowed enemies to the cause of Christ to be your informers?  That is nonsense!  It is also evil!  Let me help you with something. You do not need to know!



Allow me to give you an example.  Where do these information streetwalkers receive their information?  A church is dealing with a situation that is horrible.  Someone on the inside has information and they give it to the proper authorities in their church and for their ears only.  These authorities deal with the problem.

However, there are evil individuals with info who are moles and who will be judged of God for their wickedness.  They garner information  not for the purpose of helping, but for sharing with those in bloggers sphere who disdain soul winning independent Baptist churches.

Do they report the number of souls saved the previous week, the number of converts baptized, the Sunday school attendance, the lives salvaged, or any good being done?  NO! They are like vultures who do not see the beauty, but rather only the carcases of the dead. 

These are haters of soul winning churches.  Their STATED goal is to destroy those soul winning churches. They want these churches to go away so they find the things they can use to condemn and twist in order to accomplish their goal.  THEN, WE READ IT!?!?

These forums and blogs create arguments, bickering, slander, strife, and discord among the brethren.  These demonettes rejoice because they have accomplished their goal of casting a curse on that which they despise.  Anyone who questions them is then attacked for "covering sin" or "enabling sinners."  These demonettes are morons! They have no idea what they are writing about.   




I have been in these horrible situations where sin overtook a life and that sin affected many others in terrible ways.  I have been forced to call the police and meet with families both to tell them what their loved one has done as well as what someone has done to their loved one.  

I have caught the tears of a wife and children whose husband had committed a sin that was also a crime and we all had to allow justice to run its course.

I have also had that horrible task of trying to console parents whose child has been victimized by that one and then to do my best to help that child deal with trauma of the wickedness perpetrated against them. 

I did not have the luxury of getting online and spewing out accusations as though I was some kind of pseudo victim's advocate like Jeri Massi and like critics do.  I have had to face the horribleness of sin from every angle and then have the wicked Tricia Lacroixs' and Jeri Massi's of this world come behind and slander a local church and attempt to wreak it with their godless havoc.

Jeri Massi loves to point to Russell Hirner, but what she does not tell you is that within two hours of discovering what he had done he was in jail.  We called the police immediately and personally took him to the jail house. 

Jeri, you never called me to ask because you did not want to know the truth.  Truth would hurt your claim to fame.  You live off of victims hurts!  You are the biggest hypocrite of all of them! How many other lies have you told on good churches and good pastors?

You didn't spend the night catching tears and listen to the cries of the innocent.  You did not spend hours helping the families and victims.  You did not have to go to the church and stand up and tell them of this awful sin.  You did not spend dozens of hours weeping and searching for help for the people affected by this awful wicked sin.  

Where were you Jeri?  I don't remember getting a call from you offering your help.  You only arrive after the sin and the crime.  This is your only claim to fame.  You live off of the sorrows of others! How despicable!

I do not read these forums nor do I have a secret code name so that I can anonymously respond to their nonsense.  I have no use for them, and I have more pride AND SENSE than to waste my time arguing with fools.  

Yes, I hear what they say from those who are confused by their writings and want to know how to deal with it.  My answer to them is simple, "Ignore them.  Stop reading it."  

However, I am not so foolish as to think most of them will.  It is like the Jerry Springer Show.  As crazy and stupid as it is, people will watch because they are voyeuristic by nature.  

If I have something to say I will say it here on my Blog.  Thousands of people read it every week plus I know that these forums will give me all the publicity needed to spread the truth further.

I have pastored, taught, and preached the Bible, won souls, walked with God and helped people for over 40 years.  I fear no man or especially a loud mouthed woman.  

No forum solicits one ounce of concern to me.  God will protect me and He will judge the perverters of truth. I am 100% convinced that the judgment on these gossips and destroyers will come from God with great fury.  

They will claim victory in situations like Jack Schaap, but BE ASSURED, THEY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.  God brought him down not them!  They can beat their chests for being the first to gossip about it, but they are not God's deputies for justice.  They are Hell's messengers.  They mock me and others who report souls saved while eagerly receiving and spreading gossip of fools.

You know it is interesting that the people who frequent these sites love to cast stones at  people who are in the work of God and attempting to serve the LORD albeit imperfectly.  

However, these same people put their trust in individuals whose lives are filled with wickedness and show no desire to reach the unsaved with salvation.  They do not care about the things of God.  They have a destructive agenda.

SIMPLE PRINCIPLES

  • Everyone does not need to know everything. Many business people say, "People are on a need to know basis."
  • The personal situations inside a local church or business are not the business of outsiders
  • People looking in from the outside can only make judgments based on speculation and/or bias.
  • Quit putting yourself in the frustrating position of knowing about problems you have no way of solving and are not supposed to.
  • DO NOT listen to or read gossip.  Learn the difference between doctrinal rebuke and smutty slander.
  • All you need to know about Jack Schaap is that he sinned and fell.  Pray for him and others involved.
  • Once a gossip site finished with the issue that prompted it they will begin to expand their meddling into other churches and situations.  It is an insatiable appetite they have created.
  • If they are sowing discord among the brethren they are not of God.
  • Condemnation is of Satan and they love to condemn.
  • Keep you opinions to yourself and avoid the opinions of evil people with an agenda of destruction.
  • Keep the main thing the main thing which is soul winning.
  • If you are busy doing the right things you will not have time to listen to the wrong things.
  • Idle chatter turns into idle gossip. All gossip is bad even if it is true.
  • As my mama used to tell me, "Son, mind your own business."
  • Grow up! Do not let them scare you with their garbage.
  • Consider the source.  They are losers!
  • The second you hear something bad about someone, immediately pray for them.
  • Quit partaking even as a spectator in vigilante justice.  The forums have become unspiritual mobs who lynch others.
  • Do not argue with fools.
  • Grow in grace rather than in judgment.
  • If you do not know about something assume God does not want you to know.
  • If you cannot control yourself on the internet then get off the internet.
  • Do not buy into their "righteous" justification for their attacks.  They are liars and deceivers. "By their fruit ye shall know them."
  • You have enough to answer for in your own back yard.

People tell me all the time that I am being attacked and of course these gossips love to challenge me on my Blog.  Most of the time their comments are not intelligent enough to even deserve an answer, but every so often a sincere challenge comes and it opens a good dialogue.  

When a friend tells me what they read about me on a forum or blog I reply with a question, "What are you doing reading the Forum?" Read good material not garbage from these informers.  I have written 31 books.  Order some of them. Do not associate yourself with those who sit in the seat of the scornful.

A godly country preacher was asked recently if the things being written on the internet were affecting him.  He replied by saying, "I am like the old boy that went to the doctor and said, 'Doc, I broke my arm in three places. What should I do?'  The doctor replied, 'You probably ought to stay out of those places."

Oh, I know many will not heed my advice, so don't be surprised when you become a casualty.  IF a few people are helped by this and understand the wickedness of filling their minds with this ungodly stuff, I will be pleased.  If this helps no one, I know I did my best to speak the truth.

Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

GOTTA LOVE THE OLD TIME RELIGION!

FLYING TO NEW MEXICO TO PREACH

Pastor Brent Lenetine
I will be flying from Longview, TX, to DFW and then on to New Mexico.   I will be teaching and preaching for my good friend Pastor Brent Lenetine.  He founded  GOSPEL LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH of Rio Rancho, NM, over 2 decades ago. They have just built a new auditorium.  This is an amazing soul winning church.

On Monday Evangelist Allen Domelle will be joining me. He is being used across our land to rejuvenate soul winning in local churches.  You can call 505-440-2417 for directions to the church.  The services will begin at 7 pm Monday and Tuesday.  I hope you will be able to attend.

There is a move of God under the radar screen of the forums and Bloggers that is refreshing.  I am repeatedly  contacted by those who have not lowered their standards or betrayed their heritage.  I travel every week of the world and on a daily basis contacted by pastors all over this nation, plus several foreign nations.  They in the last 20 years have just begun to blossom.  

These pastors pay no attention to the 20 or 25 forum writers or 2 or 3 female Bloggers whose whole life is given to destroying independent Baptist churches.  We have  in America some of  what I call "seedling" works that will eventually become phenomenal works for God.  


I know this is bad news for the critics, but it is good news for the work of God. These pseudo journalists do not win souls for our LORD.  There only goal is to distort and destroy those who do win souls.  They cannot reproduce they can only adopt or proselyte.   Soul winners will win while these soul losers will lose! GOTTA LOVE THE OLD TIME RELIGION!

R G III update

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Our 21 year old grandson R G III is in his new room and is resting.  This is an absolute miracle boy.  He has endured so much in his young life with numerous surgeries.  Mrs. G and I are thrilled with the thousands who have responded and said they were praying.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. GOTTA LOVE FAMILY!