by Pastor Don Elmore
July 7, 2013
Scripture Reading: Psalms 105:6-11
In the Answers in Genesis’ book, “One Race, One Blood,” written by Ken Ham, a white, and Charles Ware, a black man in 2010, it makes the statement: “Marriage is a litmus test for racism, usually revealing what we really believe about those from other people groups—and there are a significant number of Christians (particularly in America) who would claim that such ‘interracial’ marriages directly violate God’s principles in the Bible, and should not be allowed” page 124.
This book says that if you are against interracial dating and interracial marriage then you are a racist and fail the litmus test of the bible.
Universal theologians and churches have been spouting this similar lie for decades: All men are descended from the same person. They repeatedly teach that all people of today are descended from Noah; and since the entire world was supposedly destroyed by a world flood, they say that all people of today are also descended from Adam; for that was who Noah was descended from.
by Pastor Don Elmore
November 17, 2013
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 41:8-10
It was over twenty years ago while I was teaching high school math; when one of my math students asked me a question. It was during lunch time and we were both in my math room munching on the lunch they we brought from home. She asked: “Have you read Peter Marshall’s book, “The Light and the Glory.” I knew a Peter and Catherine Marshall; Peter was the Senate Chaplain and his wife was a best-selling author. But this was co-authored by their son. I answered, “No. I was not aware of the book. What is it about?” She answered: “Well, we are using this book in Sunday School class. It tells about the Pilgrims and how God performed all the miracles for them.”
That piqued my interest. I hadn’t heard of “all these miracles” that God performed for the Pilgrims in the early days of our nation. So, after I went home I bought the book. I read it and was fascinated.
That fall we had our Thanksgiving meal at our house. I mean the church’s first Thanksgiving meal; which is, of course, around two weeks before the real Thanksgiving Day celebrated by our nation. We started celebrating it because why noted a lack of the correct motives in celebrating it with family and friends. It wasn’t supposed to be a social event and a sports day, but a religious service. God was to be thanked for His kindness and goodness towards us in giving us a good harvest.
Sermon Notes by Pastor Mark Downey
November 11, 2013
Scripture Reading: Psalm 95:1-11
An atheist was walking through the woods one day. 'What majestic trees'! 'What powerful rivers'! 'What beautiful animals', he said to himself. As he was walking alongside the river, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. He turned to look. He saw a 7-foot grizzly bear charge towards him. He ran as fast as he could up the path. He looked over his shoulder and saw that the bear was closing in on him. He looked over his shoulder again, and the bear was even closer. He tripped and fell on the ground. He rolled over to pick himself up but saw that the bear was right on top of him, reaching for him with his left paw and raising his right paw to strike him. At that instant the atheist cried out, 'Oh my God!' Time Stopped. The bear froze. The forest was silent. As a bright light shined down on the man, a voice came out of the sky. “You deny My existence for all these years, teach others I don't exist and even credit Creation to cosmic accident. Do you expect Me to help you out of this predicament? Am I to count you as a believer”? The atheist looked directly into the light, “It would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian now, but perhaps you could make the bear a Christian?” The light went out. The sounds of the forest resumed. And the bear dropped his right paw, brought both paws together, bowed his head & spoke: "Lord, thank you for all that you provide, bless this food, which I am about to receive from thy bounty through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen."
I think this is an appropriate anecdote for the multitudes (or should I say mixed multitudes) who have benefited from living in the U.S.A., but cannot or will not attribute those benefits to the Benefactor from whence all blessings flow. In this message, I’d like to take a look at the history of gratitude in America; specifically the nature of Thanksgiving Day and how it has evolved. There is something terribly wrong with a White nation that had a Christian beginning, but several hundred years later cannot express the same spirit of thankfulness.
by Pastor Don Elmore
November 3, 2013
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:4-6
I was brought up as an Arminian; i.e. a man who chooses God. I never heard the words election used in the Bible. I could have read the words, but had no idea what it meant. When I was about 21 years old, I read a religious newspaper that taught “Calvinism.” They actually were proud and emphasized what John Calvin taught; and I was surprised to learn that is what most American churches taught and believed two centuries ago: the “TULIP doctrine”:
Perseverance and preservation of the saints (Eternal security)
Compared with the Calvinistic five points is the Arminian position:
The two plans are drastically different! Total depravity verses Partial depravity; Unconditional election verses Conditional election; Limited atonement verses Unlimited atonement; Irresistible grace verses Resistible grace; and Eternal security verses Conditional salvation.
The Calvinists believe that all people are in sin since the time that they are conceived and can do nothing to earn their salvation. A person must be chosen by God unconditionally; even before that person was born. That means that God didn’t die for everyone; He only died for His elect. The Holy Spirit will provide the means for an elect person to hear the gospel and once he/she is saved, they are always saved.
The Arminian position is opposed to every statement that the Calvinists believe; although there are people who believe part Calvinism and part Arminian! There were many debates between these two main view points of the “Christian” religion in the early days of our nation. The United States started out Calvinistic but later switched to the Arminian view point. Almost everyone now believes that man chooses God and not God chooses man; that God died for every person who has ever lived; and a person can lose his salvation after he has been saved.
After I learned the Calvinistic position, I was shaken with an obvious question: How could both of these positions be correct?
by Pastor Don Elmore
October 27, 2013
Scripture Reading: Matthew 25:40
This verse is given as the verse which is used as the one which the Universalist uses to fleece our people into giving part of their money to them in order to think that they are doing this for Jesus Christ. Look at these recent examples:
- There was an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer about the Jesuit Xavier University professor who “Invites others to walk across the Color Line.” He is a lifelong musician and a student of African-American history and spiritually and teaches theology and spiritually courses at Xavier University. He and his wife have two birth children and then adopted two Haitian orphans in 2010. “He states that it is not just black and white or just the multicultural face of humanity. It’s about experiencing the multicultural face of God. It about discovering God and joy in this life in places that I used to be afraid to go. There are amazing joys and riches to be found” (Cincinnati Enquirer, Sunday, October 13, 2013 issue, cover page of the Good News section).
- In the Tulsa World newspaper, in September, 2013 there was an article about a newlywed husband and wife who were both hired to be ministers of the First Christian Church in downtown Tulsa. He is quoted as saying “that the churches around the world, are undergoing a major shift, something that happens about every 500 years in Christendom.” Of course, his denomination, The Christian Church, is only 200 years old. They taught that the church was gone (no true Christian church left in the world) in the early 1800’s and that it had to be restored. So what does he mean that there is a major shift every 500 years in Christendom; when his denomination is only 200 years old? At the end of the article it says that “Both of them have studied African-American affairs and both have an interest in fostering a ‘a sense of unity that embraces diversity….’ That’s at the core of who we are as Disciples,” he (the husband) added.
In the 200 years of his denomination’s existence, this was not the core of this church in its beginning. In the early 1800’s the church did have other races as its members, but it was a long way from being its core.
Unity embraces diversity? Do you think that was what they were taught; the jewish lie. They say that it is diversity that makes America strong! No, it is the few remaining remnants of God’s Word and Law that make our nation strong; the few waning remnant of pure Israel blood and the even fewer righteous Israelites left.
by Pastor Mark Downey
Scripture Reading: Romans 8:28-31
October 20, 2013
I have used the phrase ‘God’s plan for the ages’ many times, but have not expounded upon it before. So I thought today would be the perfect time to talk about it. If we have a perfect God, then He must have a perfect plan. Thus far, we have learned what it means for the White race to “Be ye perfect,” to be ‘White Supremacists’ and to believe in the perfect incarnation of God in Jesus Christ. From today’s reading in Romans 8, we can surmise that there is a perfect orchestration of events as they unfold throughout history and our own lives, that give us a glimpse of Paradise, where God’s Kingdom was a done deal for the first man or Adam, which 6,000 years ago (more or less) did not include other races (they have never qualified as Adam-man). So Paradise was basically an all-White society by Intelligent Design and it was not without a purpose. Although since that time, it has been obscured and driven in all the wrong directions away from God’s intent. That’s because Adam-man has not always loved God with all his heart or responded to a divine calling. God is perfect by way of His promises, none of which have ever been broken. Prophecy is another element to convince His people that He is the only entity in the universe that can perfectly predict the future.
When the Fall of Adam happened, Paradise ended. Some Bible expositors wrongfully conclude that we are born into sin using a verse like Psalms 51:5, “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me” where congenital depravity is implied. However, David is saying that he was born into a sinful environment, not that he was a sinning baby from the get-go. We are all born into a sinful fallen world by Adam’s disobedience, but there’s more to the plan. “By the obedience of One [Christ] shall many be made righteous” Romans 5:19. Now that’s Good News!
by Pastor Mark Downey
October 14, 2013
Scripture Reading: I John 5:7-8
I’ve never picked an interpolation, a spurious addition to the biblical text, for the Scripture reading before, but a combination of things warrants a review of what should have been learned in church kindergartens when we learned to count with our fingers. We have had some dynamic guest speakers in the last few weeks. Dr. Blanchard said that America, for all intents and purposes, is dissolved and we can thank the apostate church prostituting itself for the almighty state. And then, Pastor Brian Jones gave us a sermon about ‘Taking the Lord’s Name in Vain,’ which was much more than just cussing. That Sunday, we sang the old hymnal ‘Holy, Holy, Holy’ containing the 3 in 1 gods of the iconic dogma of the Trinity with the lyrics “God in three persons, blessed Trinity.” It’s ironic that another stanza says, “there is none beside Thee [in reference to Isaiah 45:6], Perfect in power.” This song has always bothered me, because it’s based on the catholic lie and manmade invention of the Trinity, a word and concept that is not to be found anywhere in the Bible.
by Pastor Don Elmore
October 6, 2013
Scripture Reading: Psalms 3:1-8
This Psalm was made when David was dethroned from being King of Israel by his own son--Absalom. Absalom was David’s third son; so how did he get ahead of his brothers? This story is all part of the bigger one—how David is different from all of the recent Presidents of our nation—the United States of America.
In the beginning of my ministry, I gave messages which covered the entire Biblical career of David, the King of Israel. These sermons lasted for about four or five years; intermingled along with other sermons. After I preached about David, I spent a couple of years on the biblical history of Elijah. Then I spent another couple of years preaching on Genesis 1-11.
As I was about half-way through giving these messages concerning King David, I thought of the following question: Who would like to trade places with David? In other words, who would like to live their life as David?
I surmised that anyone who was only a light reader of the Holy Scriptures or who was never a reader of the Bible would answer with a quick response: “Yes.” But for any Christian, who knew a little bit about King David’s life; I doubt that he would want to live his life as David; for he would have to suffer all of the consequences of David’s evil behavior as well as all of his rewards of his good behavior. And David suffered some of the worst consequences for his wrong behavior. But he was different from all of our Presidents—for he repented of his sins.
Despite all of the tremendous suffering that he endured, David was the best king Israel ever had. He ruled over all the tribes of Israel for a short period at the end of his reign. He was the hero of Israel: the youth who killed a bear and a lion in guarding his father’s sheep became the nation’s hero when as a teenager he slew Goliath the giant, who challenged the entire army of Israel.
by Pastor Brian Jones
September 29, 2013
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 5:1-8
A message detailing the consequences of attaching the Lord's name to false doctrine; pastors who teach that "God loves everyone" is taking God's name in vain.
Available in audio only. Scriptures discussed:
- Ephesians 5:6
- Jeremiah 23:1-2 ... pastors that scatter the flock
- Jeremiah 23:10-13 ... He will visit evil that is "in His house" causing people to err
- Jeremiah 23:25-32 ... God is against prophets who lie
- I Chronicles 28:9 ... Many sin with the excuse "I know it's wrong, but God knows my heart". When you sin, you turn your back on God. Are you testing God with your sin?
- Proverbs 18:12 ... You must deny and humble yourself and pick God's ways
by Dr. Lawrence Blanchard
September 22, 2013
Scripture Reading: Genesis 1:26-28
- The Reality: The USA, as a Nation, is Dissolved
- Our Response
- Do We Have a Defined Mission? (What are we doing and what is the point of it?)
- Review of the Kingdom Plan and Purpose in the Bible
- Kingdom Authority Illustrated (How God's Power is Manifested) - Luke 7:1-10
- Dominion In and Through the Church
- God's Power Revealed - Ephesians 1: 15-19, 20-23
- God's Intended Purpose - Ephesians 3:8-12
- God's Necessary Order In The Church - Ephesians 4:10-13, 5:22- 33; 6:1-4