“I’ve [Pastor Chuck Baldwin have] known for many years that the Church in America has fallen to the lowest spiritual state of its entire existence. I’ve tried to warn Christians in both this column and my public speaking to the dismal state of today’s churches. Faithful readers are very much aware of those warnings.
But now, studied research confirms all I have warned about over the past several decades, and it’s actually worse than I thought: The American Church is not just derelict; it is apostate.
Note from Pastor Elmore: This is the last part of a three part series by the late Mark Downey. Mark died of cancer on March 28, 2018. Mark preached this at our church almost ten years ago. I consider this one of his classics.
Does the Scripture Sanction the Sacraments? by Pastor Jim Jester
April 10, 2022
The question before us as a church is, does the Bible demand that we observe the alleged sacraments of the historic Christian faith?
Holy Communion by Pastor Don Elmore
There are different ways and different formulas that every church uses. Which one is correct or are several correct? Which ones are wrong? They all can’t be correct. Maybe none are correct. What are we as a covenant church to believe and do?
My name is Garry, I am honored to be able to share today. The title of my message is Scriptural Events After the 1st Resurrection. I have enjoyed studying future events in the bible since I was in high school. I believe God has given us special areas to study. Some like bible history, some like current events as related to the Bible, some like mysteries of the bible. My passion is the future prophecy relating to the tribulation and future Kingdom here on the earth. So today, I will share a little about myself, happenings shortly after the 1st resurrection, and experiences later in the Kingdom.
This is going to be more of a Bible word study than a sermon this morning, but I think the subject matter is very important, because if one reads the Old Testament and doesn’t understand this word we are going to talk about this morning, one can get rather confused, and also see what seem to be contradictions in the scriptures.
The word we are going to look at this morning is going to be the word Stranger, or what has been translated as Stranger in English from the Hebrew in the Old Testament. I think maybe a good title for this message would be Stranger Danger, like the Neighborhood Watch program’s slogan. Because if one does not understand what the Hebrew word is being used when Stranger is translated in to English in the Old Testament, this person is in for some dangerous theological errors.
Who is Jeremiah writing about? Who are the false prophets who are lying to His covenant people? Who prophesies false dreams which shall not profit His people at all?
The following is from an email that I received from Pastor Lawrence Blanchard. He got it from the American Renaissance website, January 17, 2022. The article was written by Jared Taylor and was named, “Eyewitness Report: A Multi-cultural Inauguration for Virginia”.
“In 2020, Virginia voted 55 percent to 45 percent for Joe Biden over Donald Trump, so Glenn Youngkin’s upset is supposed to herald great things for Republicans. Republicans depend on whites — 85 percent of Mr. Trump’s 2020 voters were white — and the huge crowd at the inauguration was more than overwhelmingly white.
Who would have thought that we now face the real possibility of WWIII with all the trouble and tribulation that goes with it? Many are wondering, “…What in the world is going on; this is crazy.” Even the well-known Glenn Beck on his talk show is asking listeners to call in and let him know what’s going on. He confessed he cannot quite grasp what is happening — that something is not quite right. He is usually good at putting things together on the global scale, but not about the war against Ukraine. I wanted to call in and say, “Glenn, it’s really quite simple… (etc.)” And yes, Mr. Beck, there’s more to this than simply the weakness of O’Biden — it is his hostile moves of military hardware and failed diplomacy. This is a point that should be known to all the so-called conservatives, for without this knowledge (i.e., global conspiracy) they must side with the Left. [Note: Three days later Beck says he figured it out — that it is a “trap” for the U.S. that we must avoid. In that, he is partly correct.]
Does secession break the American Covenant of Perpetual Union?
Have Americans, We the People, become the Enemies of The God of The Bible? What made this question so alarming is that the behavior of We the People in succeeding generations precisely mirrors the behavior of Israel. Israel,in succeeding generations, rejected the Covenant they made with The God of The Bible!We the People, in succeeding generations, rejected the American Covenant of Perpetual Union our forefathers made with The God of The Bible?Did The Framers of The Republic believe The God of The Bible to be a Covenant God?
Scripture Reading: Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
For the past few weeks I have been reading the book “That Old Serpent -The Devil” by F.J.Huegel (1954). Some interesting questions have emerged along with actual events that have put me to a test on what I have learned, and have given messages on in the past. I was now faced with this test from God. Maybe this test could be called a refinement. Also, recently I received an e-mail from coach Dave on how the church does not teach the wiles of the Serpent, so I am not the only one God has given this thought to.
Before I tell you what happened I must first give you the information from the book.