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

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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

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

Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Some hymns, good old hymns

So many people worship in the flesh nowadays. They figure that because the ear of the flesh is pleased, and their body is driven to motion, then it must be from the Holy Spirit...HOLY Spirit. I guess hymns are too spiritual for the flesh. Well I'm here to let you now that Bible-believing youths like myself (I'm 25) still love the good ol' hymns and we sing our lungs out, rejoicing in Christ Jesus.

"He Leadeth Me", A Capella, the Drummond Family



Bible Baptist Church congregational music (Dr.Ruckman)

"Arise My soul, Arise"


"And Can It Be" (If ever there was a runner-up to "Amazing Grace" being the Christian national anthem, "And Can It Be" is the one.



"Psalm 23" Judy Theophanopoulos ( my Pastor's wife. You should hear her sing Psalm 3 though I don't have it now"




"I'd Rather Have Jesus", Dallas Holm



And to end, again congregational music from the Baptist Bible Church in Pensecola:
"I've A Home Beyond The River", is number 499 in the hymnal "Great Hymns of the Faith".

My church here in Laval sings its lungs out when it comes to this hymn



We worship the Lord Jesus Christ in the spirit, not in the flesh, but with joy my friends, with joy.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

My aunt was wounded in a terrorist attack



On December 11th, some deceived, bitter, blinded by hatred wackos blew a couple of vans up and I suppose themselves along as they brought down the UN building in Algeria.

My aunt is a UN chief who had been newly assigned to Algeria. Most unusually, her visa kept getting delayed, and when it finally came through, it was just in time for my aunt to arrive for the explosion. She had been there less than 24 hours. The building collapsed over her. My aunt trusted her soul to the Lord Jesus Christ years ago. God allowed her to be present for the explosion. She is not dead. The Lord preserves his saints. After a maddening day for my mother, as pieces of information were being forwarded to her, seeing she is an immediate relative and also a UN employee, we finally found out that she had head wounds and was in the hospital.

Both my aunt and mother were flown to Switzerland, where my aunt is still recovering in a hospital. She was fortunate. There were over 70 killed and about 200 wounded. One woman lost both her legs.
The first thing my aunt told me on the phone was

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
Romans 8:28

Compare that one to the Muslim god. Listen I don't care about the UN, nor do I buy the beast created for public consumption by the media that is "Al-Quaeda".
But don't come telling me that those people are fanatics who misunderstand Islam and misinterpret the Qur'an. I've read some parts of that book, in Arabic. Let me tell you this: Those "fanatics" are more honest than the moderate Muslim, they aren't misinterpreting anything. They don't care about public opinion like the moderates do, so they read that book a lil more honestly. It is a petty book of a petty god whose spirit is drenched in vicious hatred and devilish zeal.

On the morning of the 12th I received a call from Copenhagen. A soft-spoken, sympathetic lady was contacting immediate family of the wounded. She addressed me with the usual humanistic clich├ęs for consolation. I answered that I didn’t like seeing my aunt get hurt, but that she had trusted the Lord Jesus Christ years ago, so that we weren’t worried; had she died, we would know where she had gone. I could hear her swallow her spittle when she heard that. She didn’t have the pre-programmed mundane answer to that one. No psychological training had seen that one coming. With stunned difficulty she mumbled “it’s nice to have something to hang to”…

I could’ve told her I was trusting the tooth-fairy to keep her alive and she would have answered me the same thing. I can’t stand that “good for you” attitude. Yeah buddy, and it’s good for you too! I’m not trusting some mystical higher power, I’m not trusting the force, I’m not trusting a rabbit-leg or a horse-shoe, I know whom I have believed, and his name is the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the living of God. I know what he did for me, I know his character, his personality, his like and dislikes, I know his love, his justice, his zeal, his jealousy, his holiness.
We talk to each other everyday.

You have to die for your god. My God died for me...and for you too.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Brother Donovan on Catholic confession

This is a man who was born-again and is a Bible believer.
Catholicism is anti-Biblical.



Saturday, November 10, 2007

1967 Oxford Union Debate, Ian Paisley

The audio quality is not the greatest but you can hear how the crowd jeers and mocks Ian Paisley as he preaches the true gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and denounces the blasphemy that is the mass.
Unphased by the jeerings, Ian Paisley preaches on.

Shame on all preachers who cowar and shake the hand of Rome.


Monday, October 01, 2007

Mr. and Mrs. university graduate

The madness of it would be humorous, were it not so tragic.

Here you've got a bunch of middle class to rich youth who were educated above their intelligence. They're so educated that they exhibit the classical symptom of intellectual impotence: the complete and utter inability to process common sense.

The sight is pathetic. They're convinced that because they succumbed to the intellectual oppression of evolutionary *gag* science, they are become ascendant masters of humanity. Somehow they believe they've achieved an evolutionary leap of consciousness from their donkey-riding grandfathers of the Lebanese villages and look upon their roots with the same kind of triumphant nostalgia with which a chick would behold the egg-shell wherefrom it crawled.

Mr. and Mrs. academia boast a dizzying arsenal of scholarly terms as they proceed to drown you in terminology. They mock the average man as brainwashed by the same media which they spend hours watching yet somehow, swear they, remain immune to its nefarious influence.
And yet, to one's surprise, they have wholly assimilated its world-view and terminology:

1) evolution is a fact
2) Born-again Christians are bigoted fanatics
3) belief in a difference between the sexes and the races is evil
4) there is no absolute truth
5) Israel is wrong to defend itself

Number 4 is laughable. You might recognize yourself. Above all things you fear ridicule from your peers. You want to prove that you're an educated, open-minded intellectual.
You believe in a castrated god, that floats out there in space, impersonal enough that your conscience can never be ruffled by his laws and judgments. In the image of your own dishonest cowardice, you believe in a god that presents humanity with 60 000 equally valid ways to
74 000 aspects of some monistic truth.
You dare not openly offend the faith of the religious (though you utterly despise them in your heart) unless they're of the Bible-believing variety. The latter are fair-game. After all, you must prove your credentials as an enlightened member of the world-community.
You don't hesitate to classify the Bible in the category of "myths" yet you brazen-faced hypocrite haven't read enough literature in your life to be able to tell the difference between Homer and the New England Journal of Medicine.

You are your own god and your own final authority. You believe in the finality of your own moral code, customized to soothe your conscience and justify your actions. The word "sin" is alien to your repertoire.
All this from a most imperfect creature, who commits mistakes, flops on tests, crashes cars, hurts friends, ends up with unwanted pregnancies, criminal records, cheats, trips, aches, revels in laziness and sleep, stinks, vomits, denies responsibility, wastes money, forgets, dabbles in sexual perversion, gossips, is ungrateful, unforgiving, rebellious, etc

Yet YOU have YOUR own moral standard...ha! Excuse me while I puke in disgust.Get some spine and do something truly "intellectual" you bigoted ignoramus; pick up a King James Bible and read it from cover to cover, and study some history while you're at it, then we can have the semblance of an intelligent conversation where you can in pity show me the light.

Till then, I'll still be fighting sporadic urges to vomit in disgust at your philosophical system.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

the 42s of the Bible

It's been a while since the last study on Bible doctrines. I hope it'll increase your faith.

42 years, 42 stations, 42 months, 42 chapters

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Only by Pride

Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom (Proverbs 13:10)

If you stop to think about this verse you will notice it has two segments.

First segment. Only by pride cometh contention. My son made a very sobering thought on the subject. When you judge others, it is only because you think you are better than they are, he said. What you are really saying is that you are better than they are, that you do things better than they do and that you are a better person. That is what self-righteousness is all about, he added.

The second segment is: "but with the well advised is wisdom".
A contentious character is contrasted by the well advised.

Sometimes, if not many times, yeah if not always, we do not have all the details that surround a certain circumstance, or the many factors involved. Our thoughts and opinions of others could change drastically if we are well advised of all the various issues at play.

That is why the Bible says: BUT with the well advised is wisdom.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Reading an old post

It is good to scroll back from time and time and read your own posts. You'd be surprised to see your own words speak back to you. They could be a consolation as you go through the fiery trials.

Moreover, God was merciful in allowing me to be at my church this weekend and listen to two Navajo preachers, Wilson Calvin and Terrence Calvin preached to us (along with Stan Scot and Charles Andrews) for their preaching catered to my needs in many ways.

Here are some edited selections from a post dated January 2007 entitled Salted by fire or burned with fire. Which one are you?

Tested and tried, perfected and purified. That should be the case for every Christian. If not, then burned with fire is the judgement that awaits those who deny our Lord Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 12:29 - For our God is a consuming fire.

We will all appear before the Judgement Seat of Christ 1 Corinthians 3:13 - Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.

In the meantime, our lives are salted and we are offered as a living sacrifice for the Godly fire is at work in our lives perfecting and purifying us. Mark 9:49 - For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

Talk out trials. My mother's summer accident has been a severe trial in my life. Trying us:1 Peter 1:7 - That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Purifying us:1 Peter 1:22 - Seeing ye have purified.

We know that gold is purified in fire Revelation 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire.

Isn't that encouraging to read when you are going through fiery trials.
Thank you Lord Jesus for your living word. Like the rain on a dry ground, it shall always accomplish its purpose and refresh some thirsty soul.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Don't fear the Father's Reprisal by David Peacock

These sermons have been directed to people who have been born again by the Spirit of God by trusting the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ as FULL payment for ALL their sins.
The doctrine concerns such people. If you are not saved from hell yet, see paragraph above.
So now, dear born-again believer, if you are out of the will of God, out of fellowship and miserable, don't be afraid to return to Him. He will gladly take you back.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

When You Stop Listening To God

David Peacock has a southern accent. It might be hard to understand... but you will understand. Listen to every word.


Friday, August 10, 2007

When bad things happen to good people

Why do bad things happen to good people? This question has been asked over and over again, and I do not think the answer is easy to give. Needless to say that according to God’s word in Romans 10:12, there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Over three weeks ago, my 81 year old mother who came to visit me from California fell down the stairs at my home. We woke up at 1:30 in the morning to the sound of a thump, only to find her lying on the middle landing of the stairs half conscious in a pool of blood. She was immediately transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital where I have spent the last two and half weeks of my life. She had suffered severe head trauma with five broken ribs.

My mother is a very godly woman. It broke my heart to see her lying in such pain and agony as she suffered hemorrage in the skull, fractured ribs with complications to follow including a strange hormone that the brain started producing, followed by a sharp drop in the blood sodium level as the white cells tripled coupled with urinary tract infection. She almost contracted pneumonia which would have threatened her already weak heart condition, not to mention the bruises and hematoma all over her body. She also lost her mobility, etc.

Why did all that happen? I don't know yet. We had just returned from a revival in Ohio, and were glorifying the Lord as another one was waiting for us at our local church. My mother and I were planning to go to yet another Arabic revival later in August. Then disaster struck.

I spent the first three days in the emergency ward by her bedside not knowing if she will or will not make it. Thankfully prayers were lifted up everywhere and the Lord saw us through. She is now recovering slowly but surely.

God never answered Job about all his troubles. I hope I will get an answer some day. In the meantime, I am thankful she is alive.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Daniel's 70 weeks

Ever wondered about Daniel's 70 weeks?
Listen to Part 1 of a 6 part series on them by Dr.Estep.

You will see how a Bible-believer divides the word of truth, in subjection to the command found in 2 Timothy 2:15.

click
Bible Doctrines

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Tortured for His Faith - Book Report

Picked up from his home in the wee hours of the morning on 24 July 1947, Haralan Popov spent 13 years of his life in Bulgarian communist prisons where he was brutally beaten, physically and mentally tortured, all because he would not deny the Lord Jesus Christ.

In this small book you see communism in practice as to communism in theory. Communism demands complete uniformity and subservience. In the beginning I was greatly distressed to see how Mr. Popov was beaten to a pulp but when his trial came they asked his family to bring him his best clothes only to appear to the press and international reporters who were allowed to attend that there was nothing wrong behind communist jails. But as the book progressed I was appalled at the depravity of man. The horror scenes you read about would make you wonder if the men who tortured this brother are really human beings.

In the book you see how man has the capacity to rise to the greatest spiritual height, but he also has the capacity to sink to the lower most vile level. Only man has that range. In one instance, Mr. Popov recounts how his captors dug a pit, a punishment pit (reminded me of the bottom pit of Satan) in which 100 men were later shoved and the lid closed above their head leaving them gasping for a breath of air and left to starve to dealth. How this pastor ever survived is a miracle.

We, who have freedom of worship, need to read about and be sensitized to our fellow christians who are suffering for their faith.
If you can handle difficult reading, I would highly recommend this biography.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

too blessed to update

If we haven't posted in a while, it is because we have been so busy with church-related activities; revivals, here and in Ohio. We are so blessed we can barely keep up. There is nothing worth comparing to knowing and serving the Lord Jesus Christ.
In a way I'm glad we haven't been around Pen of Iron much. Constantly attending to a website betrays a weak Christian life. How much praying and reading can one be doing when he is continually updating a site?

Until next post, this is Revelation 2:17 reminding you that the Lord Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, and that putting your trust in His shed blood for the forgiveness of your personal sins is the only way you will ever enter into heaven.
Rome remains the scarlet harlot church of Satan, sworn enemy of the Bible and every Bible-believing Christian; ain't nothin' new under the sun.

Even so, come Lord Jesus.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

I bought a "condo"

Before your mind goes wild thinking that in addition to the house I now own a condo, let me tell you what this condo is all about.

First of all, this condo is in the lot called "The good shepherd". It can house two people and my monthly installment does not exceed $61.- per month over a period of four years. Right now I only own the piece of land. If I want to buy a bronze plaque with my name on it, I could do that later on. Transportation fees and moving arrangments also are costly but then again I can buy a separate package later on. On the ownership deed, Claire, the seller, wanted to write "permanent condo". but I happily refused. Just call it a "condo" I said, if that is the terminology you use for a grave. For me, what you insist on calling a condo in order to hide the tragic reality of death is in fact NOT my permanent residence because I am getting out there on Resurrection Day.

Bewildered, Claire looked at me with tears in her eyes. I had been witnessing to her for about an hour now. She had come over so that I could formalize the transaction, and as I had promised her a couple of months ago, she would talk to me about the funeral plans but I would talk to her about my resurrection plans.

I would like to have what you have she said referring to the ease with which I handled the subject, and seeing the joyous look on my face. I kept on witnessing to her. Before the evening was over she was ready to pray with me. And she did. I cannot with all sincerity tell if she got saved or not, but I was amazed to see the tears sparkling in her eyes every now and then while I talked.

Next week, we are going to Ohio, I explained, but when I come back, will you give me permission to call you and invite to come to my church and hear some good bible teaching. She agreed. I left four gospel tracts with her which she promised she would read later that night. I encouraged her and she was going to start reading the gospel of John and searching the Bible for more truth which like most of us who come from Catholic background, knew very little about.

It not a common thing for people to talk with ease about a morbid subject (a grave, a condo or whatever you want to call it) but while Claire and I enjoyed the cake on the table, I thought of the verse in Nehemiah who said in 8:10 Go your way, eat the fat and drink the sweet, .. for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

One of the things I like about my recent acquisition is that it paved the way for me to also witness to the taxi driver who drove me as fast as he could (without any irregularities) in order to make it on time to my Claire appointment. The taxi driver turned out to be a Lebanese whose 21 year old son, Elie, was not what his father would like him to be. I promised Maurice that my son would get in touch with his son and may be the Lord will do something there as well.

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Let the dead bury their dead

"Who did you come for?" was the question that I heard over and over again this Sunday afternoon after I bolted out of Bible Baptist to attend a funeral memorial service at a Catholic church.

Whereas I thought I was going to my friend's husband service, it turned out that there were three dead people who were being prayed ... or being remembered. Have mercy on them, the priests chanted. Prayer for the DEAD.

Excuse me? Who did you come for?

Is it not for JESUS?

The service was held in memory of three dead men and people wanted to find out to which dead person did you belong.

And let me tell you. The church was packed and I mean packed. I could not find a single parking spot when I arrived at Sainte Suzanne (the name of the catholic church where the ceremony was being held). Hundreds of people were in attendance. I parked a good ten minutes away and made it on foot the rest of the way.

The service went on and the chants too. I tried to find some mention of Jesus in what I heard but everytime God was mentioned, he was outshined by Mary. What a contradiction. The service was all over the place. One word about Jesus, others about the saints or Mary or humanity. As the communion service progressed, the chants honoured Mary as being higher the Cherubims and the Seraphims etc. She was hailed as the mother of ..... blasphemy after blasphemy and I struggled as I tried not to listen but I listened attentively to see if there was any hope, any ray of light that might shine in that darkness.

Sadness came over me as I pondered that once I was just as ignorant and in the dark as most of these people who were now lining up to partake of the body of Christ.

I was praying and asking the Lord to illuminate the hearts of the droves of lost sheep, all struggling in the dark. An announcement was made about some sort of a conference. The word was in a language I did not understand. A separate offering was collected. People were putting in $20 bills, but that would not buy them eternal life or eternal security, I pondered. How sad..

As I left the service, the only verse I could think of was what Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God. Luke 9:60.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Have you lost your paw?

One of my favourite sermons. Lester Roloff after he had been wrongfully imprisoned.
Lots of singing, and some powerful preaching.
Today Jack Patterson continues Roloff's ministry to the downtrodden youths.


Monday, May 21, 2007

Prayer request

Two weekends ago, we had a teenagers’ group from Digby, Nova Scotia, visit with our church. The Pastor of that church, Pastor Peter K., is a Missionary / Pastor out of our own church.

Revelation 2:17 helped by driving the group back to Nova Scotia and spent a few days there with the Pastor and his family.

Please pray for Revelation 2:17 as he is on his way back to Montreal. He is currently driving his way back – a 16 hour drive – all alone. I would simply ask of you to please keep him in prayer for traveling mercies. Thank you!!!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Update from Digby, Nova Scotia

I'm in Nova Scotia, in the little town of Digby, on the northwestern horn. I drove back the youth group of Biblebelievers' Baptist Church from Montreal, 14 hours of driving time. Out of cash and gas.
Consecrated, Redeemed, I didn't get to pass by western union yet and might not be able today. Don't worry, I'll be taken care of. I might also be teaching Sunday school. Please pray for me. Been praying much with Pastor Peter, it's a real blessing.

It is now 5:50 P.M. over here. We're an hour ahead of Montreal.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Awake and sing ye that dwell in the dust - Resurrection Day

Isa 26:19 ... together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

Okay. So since I turned fifty years of age I keep getting notification from all sorts of health departments asking me to go for all kinds of tests. The latest episode was a letter I got from the funeral parlour asking me if I have made funeral arrangements. I realize this may shock some of you but interestingly enough, and being the organized person that I am, and since we do not have a family cemetery in Canada, I figured I should be ahead of the game and I signed the application form returning the questionnaire in the postage-paid envelope.

Last night a lady from the parlour called me and we went over my requirements. Did I want a regular burial or cremation. (I am a Christian I replied, I wanted the traditional Christian burieal). Where did I want to be buried and why. I had picked a location and explained the reason for that particular spot being that I knew several believers buried there. The lady, for some reason, wanted to know what did I mean by "believers". Of course that threw the subject wide open and I got to witness to Claire who was quite open to the gospel. You call it burial site, but it is resurrection ground (got that from my assistant pastor, Brian). I want to rise with fellow believers from the same spot. She wanted to hear more about the resurrection and life after death. I explained to her that in order to rise you must fulfil one condition: you must be born again. I believe in God and in good, she said. I repeated the condition. You must be born again. You talk like one of the men I buried she replied (lol). We speak the same langauge because we have the same spirit, I replied.

For over half an hour, Claire and I conversed and I got to witness to her very clearly about her need to trust the Lord Jesus Christ. Again, she did not understand what I meant by "trust". Again I explained that it is not by works of righteousness but by faith we are saved through grace, not by works lest any man should boast. Also that whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved, that on the cross he had paid the price for all our sins and when he cried "it is finished" he had completed the job.

In the end, the lady agreed to meet with me in June to complete the formalities on condition that she would tell me about the burial plan and I would tell her about my resurrection plans.

Talking about the formalities, I wish to say that the stone they lay on the grave will cost $2500 alone and it has to conform to certain norms if I want it made elsewhere. I have often wondered about the epitaph that I would want on my grave.

I think I would like the verse above especially the phrase: awake and sing ye that dwell in the dust: thy dew is as the dew of herbs..

Thursday, April 19, 2007

why I am not a reformed baptist

Here's a sermon by Jonathan Modene entitled "why I am not a reformed baptist".
Reformed theology is spreading like wildfire; afterall, we are in the Laodicean church age.
If you are a reformed baptist or something similar, you need to hear this, you WILL give account of your doctrine and its effects at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
If you're not saved, stop acting slick about the confusion Satan is causing amongst Christians. There's nothing surprising or novel about his tactic.

We're not saved from hell based on our own merits, we're saved from hell based on the righteousness of the Son of God alone, which became ours the day we trusted his finished atoning work for us which he wrought at the cross of calvary, resurrecting in power on the third day.
Instead of feeling self-righteous, repent and trust the Lord Jesus Christ. We never told anyone to trust us. We always pointed to the Lord Jesus Christ.




Back!

We're back in a new house. The Lord God Jesus Christ is abundant in goodness and mercy.
Get ready for more gospel preaching and Bible teaching than ever.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

we are moving

Psa 127:1 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

The date is finally upon us. Friday, 6 April is moving day. It has been five months since we started the renovations and now we are about ready. It is amazing to see how many church members have volunteered their services together with their family vans. I do not need a moving company anymore. A large crowd is coming out. How heartening to see the Christian love and bond in action.

Our ISP should be discontinuing the service at our present address on Friday and reconnecting us at the new house. So, just in case, we lose track of you (or you lose track of us) please pray for us that the move go safely and that we transition smoothly to our new abode while looking for the city whose builder and maker is God.

Heb 11:10 For he (Abraham) looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

April fool and the real Fool

Today is the first of April aka April fool. The world system allows for a day where people can lie and do pranks on each other as though man is honest throughout the rest of the days of the year.

Here's what Scripture has to say about the Fool.
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. ... (Psalm 14:1)

The only fool today is the one who does not worship the risen Saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ, son of God and son of man, King of Kings and Lord of Lords. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; (1 Timothy 1:15).

NO PRANKS HERE.
The Lord Jesus Christ rose from the grave. This was no prank. HE conquered death, ascended into heaven and with his blood made atonement for all our sins. This too was no prank. By his wisdom, through the cross of Calvary, God made a folly out of all the forces of evil.

BUT WAIT!
Did you know that God has room for foolishenss too? Yes, God can use a certain type of foolishness to bring him glory. It is discussed in 1 Corinthians 1:21. Here is what it says: For after that in the wisdom of God, the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe....
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THE TRUTH IS.
To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. (Rom 16:27)

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

a Reminder that could save your soul

You don't have to die and go to suffer hellfire for your wicked sins. The Lord Jesus Christ paid for them, trust His blood alone to atone for you. Receive Him in your heart, for He has loved you enough to die in your place.

Remember, neither Mary, nor Mohammed, nor Buddha, nor pope JP2, nor Ganesh, nor anybody else ever could, or would die on the cross for you. There was only 1 man on that cross. Mary didn't hang on it, neither did anyone else.
ONE man only hung on that cross of calvary. ONE MAN ONLY. No two people hanged there. ONE MAN ONLY. ONE body, ONCE broken.

Lift up a prayer to the Lord Jesus Christ, and tell Him that you surrender your self-righteousness in exchange for His. You can pray alone, now, simply step away from the screen, kneel and offer up a prayer from the heart. He will answer it and save you from yourself and hell. Get a King James Bible, start reading the book of John.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Fundamentals of Pen of Iron

If you're new or old to Pen of Iron, here are some basic doctrines we stand for and defend, because the Bible teaches. You will find them peppered throughout our posts, and sometimes exposited in the Bible Doctrines page.

The King James Bible is perfect.

Dispensations. Salvation is not identical in all dispensations, and Israel and the Church are NOT the same.

Pre-millennial. Definitely pre-millennial. That's Bible 101 right there.

The church-age ends in apostasy, not in the gospel conquering the world.

Salvation is by grace alone, through faith in the Son of God, without any admixture of works. Sacraments are a work of the devil.

Eternal security of the believer; in the church-age. A Christian does not have to endure to the end to be saved. That applies to tribulation folks.

The free choice and responsibility of man to receive or reject the Lord Jesus Christ.

Hell and the lake of fire are literal and the latter is the final, eternal, and conscious destination of all who reject the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ .

The Lord Jesus Christ resurrected physically, bodily, from the grave. It was the same body that was crucified that resurrected, but glorified.

The church is raptured BEFORE the tribulation; and there is MORE THAN ONE rapture in the Bible.

The independence of the local church.

Ecumenism is a work of the devil. Yes, that too.

Two ordinances given to the church: baptism and communion.

Baptism follows salvation; obviously then it is not required for salvation. It must be a conscious choice, and it is done in obedience to a commadment from the Lord Jesus. Baptism is by immersion.

Rome (with its religious system) is the bloody Babylonian whore of Revelation 17. Rome does not change.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Back to the streets

This past Sunday, after the church’s morning service, a group of people from the church headed to the streets of downtown Montreal with the purpose of spreading the gospel of our Lord. The men preached, and the women passed out tracts. The last time we had gone street preaching was in November and we had faced major opposition. The man in charge of our group got arrested. He was released within a few hours and had even managed to make it back to the evening service. The good news though, was that two souls got saved that day!

Not that anyone from our group got scared from going back to the streets again, but our Pastor wanted us to wait for a green light concerning any “legal” issues (there really aren’t any, street preaching is legal, and they had no right to arrest the man of God). By God’s grace, we made it back to the streets this past Sunday and this time, we didn’t face much opposition. Sure there are those who despise the word of God, but there those who thirst for it. A number of tracts were distributed, and the word of God was heard.

There is joy in serving the Lord. When we made it back for the evening service, the spirit of God got a hold of the entire church as we sung our lungs out to the Lord.

And I’ll tell you something else, there is power in the preaching of God’s Holy word.


1 Co 1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Technological thirst and threats of disaster

Technology taken to extreme translates into human disaster.

I read the following:
Quote Robots are increasingly being used by ordinary people. Robot vacuum cleaners and lawn mowers are already in many homes, and robotic toys are increasingly popular with children.
As these robots become more intelligent, it will become harder to decide who is responsible if they injure someone. Is the designer to blame, or the user, or the robot itself?

Asimov's three laws for robots:
A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm
A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law
A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law

Humanoid heads with expressive features have become alarmingly lifelike.

The US military plans to have a fifth of its combat units fully automated by the year 2020. Asimov's laws don't apply to machines which are designed to harm people. When an army can strike at an enemy with no risk to lives on its own side, it may be less scrupulous in using force. Unquote

I wish to pose the question and I am dead serious. What guarantee have we got that humans will be safe in the long run? The day might come when people would not be able to distinguish between real human beings. Your next door neighbor might be one of humanoid monsters designed to exterminate the human kind.

WOE unto the world from the dangers of these technolgical advances which have done little good to restore the earth. Do I need to remind everyone of our environmental woes. Gas and carbon dioxide emissions. Depletion of the ozone layers. Global warming, water shortages, etc. The list goes on and on.

I can only think of one created being who would want to destroy God's work. And the picture is ugly no matter how much we try to sugar-coat it. The devil's latest trick is to design robotic toys to condition the mind of your children into acceptance.

If robots must obey orders, whose orders will humanoids and the like obey in the long run?
I wonder.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6432307.stm

Thursday, March 08, 2007

It's not for me. Oh Really!?

It is one of those answers. You witness to somebody about the Lord and the answer pops up.
I appreciate what you are doing, but it is not for me!

Pastor Rick Sowell from Hope Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio will be holding revival meetings at our church during the last three days of April, and because this is such a special occasion, here am I all excited trying to rally the troops to come and hear the Word of God.

Patricia retired from work about a year ago. On her last day of employment I treated her to lunch at a nice Chinese diner. This made her very happy because no one had invited her to the place before. I thanked the Lord and hoped that she would see my Christian love as I witnessed to her about her need for salvation. She was a WASP (White Anglo Saxon Protestant) she explained but nothing more transpired that day. She gave me her home number and we agreed that I'd invite her to church next time we had a revival. Guess what. A month ago, Patricia was called in to replace a lady who is on maternity leave. Today, the Lord opened my mouth and I invited her to the revival. "I know you are trying to save me, she said, but this is not for me".

The Word of God is for everybody, I replied. This is not for me, she repeated. What do you mean it is not for you, I insisted. We are all created alike, body, soul and spirit. We all have a destiny and after death we either go into everlasting life, or eternal damnation, I explained.
Where are you going to spend your eternity?

I don't know, she said.

Jesus loves you and he wants to save you. You need not suffer for eternity. Jesus paid a hefty price to give you happiness. For once, give yourself a chance, I pleaded with her. Come and hear the Word. Let the Holy Spirit work in your heart to heal you from whatever scar or reason is causing you to answer me like this. This preacher does not come very often. Please plan to come and let the Word of God work in your heart, I pleaded again and again.

We will talk again, she replied. As she walked back to her desk, I did not know what to think.

I will try to talk to her again.
May the Lord open her eyes to see that the Word of God is for her and for everyone.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The most ridiculous thing I read

The most ridiculous thing I read in the news this morning comes from an article on the BBC website and entitled: Robotic age poses ethical dilemma

This is what it said: Last year a UK government study predicted that in the next 50 years robots could demand the same rights as human beings.

The full article can be viewed at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6425927.stm

In a previous article entitled: Robots could demand legal rights, it was said: If granted, countries would be obliged to provide social benefits including housing and even "robo-healthcare"...

Hello!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Prayer Request

Romans 8:28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose

Something is happening at my office and a decision that might affect my work assignment is awaited. Would you please pray with me that God be in the outcome. I do believe that all things work together for good as we read above, however, I feel safer when I pray.

Monday, March 05, 2007

the wisdom of a peanut farmer

Bob Jones Sr. was a down to earth peanut farmer. This is old time preaching, before "scholarism" catalyzed apostasy. The audio is about 15 minutes long.

If you want to know what is success for a Christian, listen. You won't get something like this in books or university libraries. This is for the real-world.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

hum, like, is american idol, like, idolatrous?

2Corinthians 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.


My brother in the Lord, Marc Onofre, defined it best while preaching in the preachers' course: "a star is a wicked person that looks good"
Or sings good I would add. The Bible is as up-to-date as ever, and idolatry is back in bold. We separated Christians most vocally decry the worldliness and compromise of others yet indulge ourselves with exceptions. The french have a term for it "peche mignon"; "sweet sin". Take "American Idol" for instance. You would think the word IDOL pretty much gives it away as an IDOLATROUS show but Christians who can crossreference the laodicean church character, the physionomy of the antichrist, and the geography of the millennium before you're done with the alphabet are strangely myiopic when it comes to reading the word IDOL in American, or Canadian IDOL for that matter.
Ironic twist, they use the same tired old justifications they've judged for so long in others.
I'm not concerned in this post with the nauseating Christianity displayed by some contestants on the show. How O how could Christian parents encourage their children to be part of it, or an entire church be the practicing ground for its American Idol hopeful, or a man sing "Amazing Grace" or even a Ground Infantry sing "His eye is on the sparrow" for such a worldly and sensual show is so far beyond me that I dare not tread the waters. No, those "Christians" sold out long ago. In fact they were never in the battle. Those guys would think you were kidding them if you ever read them James 4:4 and ask to see your Bible. Of course their "Ultra New ReReReRevised manifesto for the Post-Modern she-male version" cools down the verse 'bout 17 notches. No, forget those guys. We've wasted too much our nerves on people who fear not the Lord. My concern is for the troopers. The guys in the front-lines of our spiritual war.

So, to you who are still in the action
2Corinthians 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial?
Men of Belial are men of vanity. Vanity is all that show is about.
:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with IDOLS? for ye are the temple of the living God
I.E. what are you doing letting american idols into God's temple, which is your body, through the gates of the eyes. Be like Nehemiah and shut those gates to the heathen.
No wonder we have no time for Bible reading and no energy to bend the knees, we're wasting away at the local shrine: the T.V. set.
An insiduous effect of television is that one person turns it on, and others flock. Idolatry is contagious. God is aware of that in the Bible. How many times have we heard the first commandment preached as "whatever you put before God in your life is an idol". But just how much do we believe that?
I'm guilty also including of American Idol.
A while ago the booklet "the second coming" by Larkin, (written before T.V.) spurred me to drastically lessen my television viewing time (I'm talking t.v generally). The sermon "the thief in the living room" by Ruckman also had an impact. I still watch the box, but watch myself also. A good indicator of "backlsiding" is the fluctuation in the amount of time you spend watching T.V.

American Idol has it judges and its standard. The standard is clearcut: "Will the world accept you?" In fact the judges phrase it similarly.

The Bible is clearcut: God is the Judge of all the earth, and all will appear before Him to be judged. He has his one judge, that Just One, the Son of God, and he will set us up as judges over the world and angels. The standard? the Lord Jesus Christ. Will He accept you?

Monday, February 26, 2007

Five girls, Four weeks, Three mothers, Two souls, One salvation

It has been four weeks since I was approached by three Syrian ladies (whose daughters come to our AWANA club) to teach them the Bible in Arabic. Of the three ladies, one has no clue about the Bible, the second knows about it but has hardly ever read it, the third wants scientific proof. Interesting combination.

It all started with one mother bringing her little girl to the AWANA Sparks club. Little Maria invited Renee who brought her sister Pearl and soon followed with two neighbors Nathalie and Patricia. The girls would go to their club meetings while the three mothers stayed behind in the sanctuary. As the Lord saw fit, different leaders would witness to the women while they waited. Meanwhile, Nathalie (daughter of the scientific one) got saved from day one and is growing in the Lord. For my turn, and because I speak Arabic I got the lion's share in the witnessing process. At one point, the lady who knows nothing asked me to teach them the Bible in Arabic. When she insisted, I knew she was serious and I checked with my pastor who gave me his blessings.

But who is worthy to loose the book and to open the seals thereof? I felt so inadequate and I took to prayer. I knew that the best place to start was with the WORD of God. I started by showing them from Genesis 1 and John 1 the literal parallels between the Word of God and Jesus himself. Then I compared Genesis 3 and John 3, and showed them God's sacrificial lamb and the need to be born again.

It is true I can teach children in Sunday school, recite the Bible fluently in Arabic and witness at the drop of a hat, but to teach the Bible to ladies made me feel very very unworthy. Where do I go on from there, I prayed again, and our AWANA Commander gave me a set of discipleship literature to guide me on the way. As we met again and again, the first lady (who does not even know who Abraham is) had never thought about eternity. It is true, she went to church, but she had thought we vanish into nothingness after death (why do we go to church then beats me). But now she was beginning to ask questions, and the questions kept coming. She wanted to know more and the more I answered, the more she asked. How come no one ever taught us the Bible, she questioned. She was horrified when she found out that one day, every individual shall stand before the judgement seat and be held accountable for the blood that was shed on Calvary for the sins of the whole world.

This Friday, she asked me what should she do to get saved. At this I explained to her and she wanted to get saved. As we held hands to pray, I asked her to pray in her own words and as best as she could ask the Lord to save her soul. She did.

As I continue to minister to these ladies, I hope and pray that the Lord would keep his hand upon me and continue to bless for I have a long way to go with them still.

II Corinthians 2:16 To the one we are the savour of death unto death;
and to the other the savour of life unto life.
And who is sufficient for these things?

Friday, February 23, 2007

We are making the aliens

Please guys read this article for yourselves. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6389105.stm
The article is entitled:
Emotion robots learn from people

It goes on to say that making robots that interact with people emotionally is the goal of a European project led by British scientists.... The 2.3m euros scheme will last for three years.

It worries me when I read something like this: "We are most interested in programming and developing behavioural capabilities, particularly in social and emotional interactions with humans." Who in the world can tell what these people are doing. There may be a lot more than meets the eye.
I keep saying the real aliens are coming. What is worse is that WE are making those "aliens". Check the above article then read Revelation chapter 9.
Sophisticated software/hardware coupled with genetic engineering make for fearsome creatures...

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Ian Paisley at the 1967 Oxford Union Debate

My brother in the Lord, Bryan, wrote in his comment on the Ian Paisley audio post

"the following link is an audio file of Ian Paisley in a 1967 debate at Oxford. The crowd is laughing at him and mocking him, but he stands like a brick wall and keeps on preaching. I have alot of respect for a man like that."

Dear Roman Catholic I urge you to listen to this short audio file (23 minutes).
You have a decision to make like I had; either the words of God, or the words of Rome.
The quality is not great especially when the crowd is heard, but you will understand what he is saying.

Friday, February 16, 2007

God uses beggars

Galatians 6:3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

Whoever said that God cannot use a beggar to minister to a soul?

As I walked through the metro hallways last night I was in no mood to talk to anyone. There was a man playing a violin and I normally leave a few coins and a tract. In an eerie voice which softly filled the subterranean halls , this particular fellow sang and the words followed me. "Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care..." . I don't recall him singing the whole hymn but I knew the words that would follow: "take it to the Lord in prayer".

As I walked away the tune followed me. I was reminded of how much trouble I could save myself if I bring my concerns to the Lord. I felt a lot better.

Interestingly, the Lord practiced reverse psychology on me.
He had just used a hobo to minister to my soul.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Which Rapture in Bible Studies

I've posted an audio sermon in the Bible Studies by James Modlish on the raptures; you read right, it's plural. In the near future I hope to continue the thread on the pre-tribulation rapture of the church, but for now this is a great interlude. Look for the Lord Jesus Christ's coming to take you away if you are saved. May this blessed doctrine run your life.

Which Rapture?

Monday, February 12, 2007

Ian Paisley preaching against the RCC



the Lord Jesus Christ or the pope as head of the church. Dare to listen to truth.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

One Spanish soul

A few of us went tract passing at the metro station this afternoon. Soon the girls went shopping and I was left alone with my son who got embroiled in discussions with someone possibly from the Middle East.

As I continued to pass tracts, alone, I suddenly noticed a fellow standing across from me. It seemed like he was waiting for someone. I walked over and gave him the tract "Is Jesus Christ your Saviour". Quickly I regained my position and soon I forgot about him but when I looked up again there he was, slowly reading the tract. I walked over and asked him if he understood what he was reading (I always think of Philip's question to the Ethiopian eunuch). That was when I first noticed that the man was hispanic.

You are Spanish, I asked. Yes, he replied. I spoke to him a few words in Spanish after which he pointed to the word "sinned" in the English tract and asked for its meaning. Pecador is sin, I explained. His face lit up because now the words made sense to him. I have Spanish tracts, I said. I hurried to our ammunition and thankfully founds loads of them in the box.

Again, I returned to my place and left him to read the Spanish tract. Minutes later, I looked again and the man was still there. It seemed like the man was not leaving. I desperately waited for my son. I could hear his voice embroiled in a conversation but he was nowhere in my neighborhood. As for me, I kept getting this compelling feeling to talk to the man. I hesitated but finally walked over to him again and this time cut right to the chase. The man was ripe. It was not me speaking. I knew it was the Lord who gave me all the right words to say. As I explained man's helpless estate and sinful nature, I reminded him of what Paul said, that the things that I do not want to do, that I find myself doing, and the things that I want to do, that I do not do. etc. He wholeheartedly agreed. We have to be punished for our sins but in his love, the Lord laid his life for us so that we might be saved. His blood cleanseth us from all unrighteousness. When at some point I asked if he wanted to pray, the happily agreed. Quietly and peacefully, we bowed our heads. I prayed first, then in his own words, and as best as he could, he prayed in Spanish and confessed his sin, received Jesus as his personal saviour and went as far as to ask the Lord to change him (something I had not talked about) and to give him "la vida eterna". Interestingly, he thanked the Lord for the opporutnity to have come here today to hear his word.

Joseph is from Mexico and is only staying in Montreal for one more month. Before we parted I gave him two more tracts and pleaded with him to commit to feed his soul on the word of God and to get himself in a bible believing baptist church.

Praise the Lord. Spring is in the air. Trees are budding. Souls are getting saved.

.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Three Spanish tracts

It has been a number of weeks since I started going to this clinic every Thursday night. For that I need to commute by metro, train and bus. Every week I pray and ask the Lord to use me seize the occasion and sow seeds all over the place. Tonight was no exception, except for one thing. At some point, I ran out of tracts. Now remember, I often joke about finding at least one tract in my purse when the need arises by telling the person who asks "a lion's den is never void of bones" (an arabic saying that goes something like this: beit el sabe3 ma beyikhla min ele3dam".

It was almost eight in the evening when I caught the train going back home to the West Island. I knew that I had no tract left in my purse and I relegated the matter to the Lord. Gone were all the English and French tracts. I mean not one single tract was left. I don't know why but for my train reading tonight I decided to practice my Spanish skills. Reason: I found a couple of Spanish tracts in my purse which I had picked up at Calgary Baptist Church in Manhattan, New York, last year.

Opposite me sat a man but I did not feel led to speak to him. No sooner than he left that a party of three young people sat in the remaining seats in my area. Guess what language they were speaking. That's right. Spanish. The funny thing is that of the three two were alike entitled Redeemed, and a different one was entitled "Where are you going to spend eternity". Two girls and one boy. How convenient. I chuckled to myself. After they chatted for a few minutes, I reached out to the young man to my side and gave him the single tract. The girls looked on and I gave them the remaining two similar tracts. Oh. It is in Spanish said one of them. Yes, I replied. Do yo speak Spanish they asked. Un poco, I replied. We chatted a little bit. It was a light conversation, but upon leaving the train I felt quite happy.

The three Spanish tracts in my purse since April 2006 had finally reached their destined audience.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Bible propechies about today's Jerusalem

I was wowed today during my daily Bible-reading by a verse in Nehemiah the prophetical force of which is phenomenal. It is purely geo-political and describes today's Middle East. Ready? No really, you better be ready.

Nehemiah 2:17 Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we (the Jews) be no more a reproach.
:18 Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king's (Artaxerxes) words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work.
:19 But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and said, What is this thing that ye do? will ye rebel against the king?
:20 Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build:


Arabs fighting Jews over Jerusalem...2500 years ago...and they taught you the Bible ain't relevant ey?

Now watch this

but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.

Now I'm going to show you some points from Peter Ruckman's commentary on the book of Ezra, where he compares Jewish associtations with Jerusalem with Muslim associations with Jerusalem.

Jewish associations:
1) the origin of tithing and a Gentile priest blessing Abraham in Genesis ch. 14
2) Joshua conquering it with troops from Judah and Simeon in Judges ch. 1
3) David re-conquering it with Joab as his general in 2 Samuel 5
4) God promising David that he would always have a son on the throne of Jerusalem as capital of Israel
I add
5) subject of innumerable prophecies of religious and political restoration throughout the prophetS, plural.

Muslim associations:
1) the thrill of believing that Mohammed was carried by a 600-700 winged angel to Jerusalem where a white mare called Buraq took him up to the seventh heaven.
I add
2) Mohammed originally commanding Muslims to pray toward Jerusalem then chaging his mind for Mecca when relations went sour with the Jews
3) The dome of the rock (built OVER the Jews' temple)

Ruckman, who's read the Qur'an many times over, insightfully notes that Mohammed plagiarized

a) his white horse from Revelation 19
b) its flying from the horses of fire in 2Kings 2
c) Elijah's ascent to heaven in the same incident
c) Paul's trip to the third heaven in 2 Corinthians 12

However, he could not reproduce Paul's revelations so he simply copy-paste-edited the whole thing. See when people tell you they've read the Bible, they're usually lying, and they barely know their own religion's book anyway. Always remember that the Bible is not a religious book; it is a history book; past, present and future history.

Notice that all Arab claims to Jerusalem came much, much, much later than Nehemiah. They didn't want it rebuilt back then.

Nehemiah 4:7 But it came to pass, that when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Arabians, and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites, heard that the walls of Jerusalem were made up, and that the breaches began to be stopped, then they were very wroth,
:8 And conspired all of them together to come and to fight against Jerusalem, and to hinder it.


No wonder people hate this book, it messes with their geo-political aspirations. Catholicisim and Islam are simply JEW-JEALOUS RELIGIONS who stole Bible promises to Israel and reassigned them to themselves with convenient modifications. It's that simple folks.

The Lord Jesus Christ is coming back soon, and he will shut nations up and rule them with a rod of iron. Even so, come Lord Jesus.



Monday, February 05, 2007

My BMW ministry

No I do not drive a BMW but I have a BMW ministry. If you use public transport in Quebec, then you own a BMW which comically stands for Bus, Metro, Walk. Despite the comfort of driving your own car to work I actually enjoy using the public transit system because if oftens opens the doors for me to witness to people whom otherwise I would not meet.

For example, last Thursday night I took a late train home. Upon grabbing a seat I picked La Presse (a french local paper) and skimmed through it for major headlines. Few minutes later, a man sat opposite me and asked if the paper on the seat was mine and whether he could read. The paper was not mine so he picked up some of the leaflets left on the seat by earlier passengers.

Minutes later I put my paper down (got bored) and picked up my New Testament. Soon he too put the paper down (guess he too found the news boring). Do you want to read something more interesting, I asked. Like what, he wondered. That was when I reached into my purse and passed him a French gospel tract. This opened the door for a short discussion after which he put the tract in his pocket and said he would read it when he has time (I hope he does).

Soon after I hopped on the bus to go home, and there I heard two young college students conversing in Arabic. How come you are taking the bus, the girl asked. I normally have someone pick me up but the weather is good tonight, he replied. So, how come you are on the bus he continued. I too have someone pick me up but tonight I decided to take the bus was her answer Sitting on the other aisle, I was thinking in my heart. I know why you two are on this bus tonight. The Lord has a message for you. I furled in my purse and prepared two gospel tracts. Just before I disembarked I looked at both of them, and said (in Arabic) I have something for you to read. "Absolutely Free" was the tract I picked up for them. He had been explaining to the girl about the ritualist religious trip he had completed in order to gain favours with God. I wanted him to see that Jesus gives us salvaltion free of charge.


Earlier that evening, the underground metro had offered me a few opporunities for service too by leaving several tracts on seats and on public telephone booths. The thought that goes through my mind often as I distribute these tracts is "a sower went out to sow the seeds". I often pray that some of this seed will fall on good and fertile ground that it may grow forth and bring fruit to our Lord Jesus Christ who alone is worthy of all praise.

Even so come Lord Jesus and take the throne of this earth for you alone are King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Addiction as a good thing

In our modern day language addiction is viewed in a negative sense because it is associated with addiction to drugs or booz etc. Interestingly I found out that a few people were referred to in the Bible as having addicted themselves in a positive connotation.

Can you try and guess who and where is the reference without going to a Bible concordance.
Sarah, pls. do not answer since I have mentioned this to you already.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

can you say SHIBBOLETH?

Dear born-again Christian, you must watch this video. This is but a glimpse of the perverse apostasy going in scholarly circles. This is Bill Grady preaching and exposing apostasy on video with a sermon called "7 signs of pseudo-King James Onlyism". "Pseudo" means false/fake.

The 7 signs he mentions are


1) They trust in the Textus Receptus, not the English KJV
2) They love to appear intellectual
3) They prefer couth over truth
4) They have only shallow knowledge of Bible especially when it comes to cross-referencing the verses and dividing the Bible
5) They cling only to fundamentals Bible truths and pre-KJVO era terminology like"the verbal and plenary inspiration of the original autographs"
6) They hate controversy
7) They go bonkers when they hear the name "Ruckman"

If you don't believe the King James Bible is perfect, you have no Bible to stand on. You just have the contemporary competing renditions of various scholars. The link has 2 videos. The first one is entitled "PCC Video", it is brief and serves as a context-setter for Bill Grady's preaching before a whole class of young Bible students. The written preambules will explain more. Keep your eyes on the man to your right of the pulpit as he squirms while he slowly discovers what the preaching is about. Then draw a smile at the irony invlovled as Sexton goes into damage control mode after that Grady is done.

There is no original greek.You can't find it anywhere. If there is, present one in court or desist.

When we say we are Bible-believers, we mean there's a Bible we can hold in our hand and believe that every word in it from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21 is divinely preserved, needing no further improvement.

Are you a Bible-believer, or just a version preferer?

can you say SHIBBOLETH?

Friday, January 26, 2007

superficial changes

The new face of blogger. Will try to rectify and enhance the look.

Remember, trust the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ to save you from hell and your sin; trust the Bible, not Rome.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Welcome back

Just wanted to welcome our brother Bryan back on line. To access his blog "It is written" please click on the button to the right hand side, under Other Blogs.

Bryan: We are awaiting to hear of what the Lord has been doing in your life, as well as your long-missed sermons.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Salted, tried and refined by fire

Salted by fire or burned with fire. Which one are you?

Tested and tried, perfected and purified. That should be the case for every Christian. If not, then burned with fire is the judgement that awaits those who deny our Lord Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 12:29 - For our God is a consuming fire.

We know that when we appear before the Judgement Seat of Christ 1 Corinthians 3:13 - Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.

In the meantime, the Godly fire is at work in our lives perfecting and purifying us.

Mark 9:49 - For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

Trying us:

1 Peter 1:7 - That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

Purifying us:

1 Peter 1:22 - Seeing ye have purified

We know that gold is purified in fire Revelation 3:18 - I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire,

But those who deny God shall be burned with fire.
Revelation 18:8 - Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

Salted with Fire or Burned with Fire.
Which one are you? Think about it.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

doomsday clock

Matthew 16:1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.
:2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
:3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
:4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.


Even the unsaved/unregenerate scientific world realizes we're nearing a catastrophic event.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6270871.stm

Bornagain believers, Preach!

The Bread of Life

Matthew 4:4 - But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

The date: Monday 15 January 2007
Location: Entrance to my condomium
People involved: Nathaniel, me and my son
Time: 7:30 pm
Weather conditions: Snow storm with blizzard, icy roads, cold night.

I had just come back from my grocery shopping, and taking into consideration a number of factors I stopped my car in the middle of the road, just ahead of the entrance to my condo. The parking spot belonged to the apartment downstairs but it had been vacant for the longest time. Few minutes and I'll offload my shipment, I thought. But, no sooner did I get out of my and move a few bags into the hallway, that I saw a small truck pull in the road and honk at me. But by the time I ran to move my car, the truck driver had managed to pull into the empty parking space. A friendly voice says, this truck is like a small car, I can fit it anywhere. Are you the new neighbour, I asked. Indeed, Nathaniel was. He was twenty eight years old and his wife was still in Ottawa waiting to move in. I introduced myself and he flew upstairs with his grocery bags only to come back down two minutes later. He had forgotten to buy some bread for the next morning. But the Lord had other plans. In his goodness he had prepared bread for the man.

Oh, you don't need to go back out in this cold weather, I replied. Here, why don't you take one bag. I had bought an extra just in case. Happily he accepted and as a sign of appreciation he helped me carry the load to the third floor.

At the doors upstairs, I quickly called my son who wasted no time in witnessing to the fellow. [Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.] Being in their twenties they both had a spontaneous discussion. At the end of the conversation the young man was so moved that he had tears in his eyes. We agreed we'll talk more at a later occasion.

Pls. pray for Nates (as he likes to be called) that the Lord would work in his heart and that he might eat of the bread of life.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Visitation - A ministry I'd love

My church does not have a visitation ministry, per se, but I would like to see myself involved in such a programme. I realize that the life style in North America does not lend itself to visits during the winter week days, however I believe that people including the sick folk would appreciate church visits from time to time.

Yesterday, I spoke to my brother and he had just returned from visiting two families. That got me thinking about the subject again. Although I am not a social butterfly but I love to be around my brethren in times of need. May be some day the Lord would use me in that direction.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Wake up World - The real aliens are coming

Hybrid embryo work "under threat"?

I read on the web the following: UK scientists planning to mix human and animal cells to find disease cures fear authorities will ban their work.

Shcoking. Shocking news. Mixing human and animal cells, under the guise of Science and medical benefits? Are we living in perilous times or what? Is mankind creating its own type of Frinkestein?

I leave this passage with you from II Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their's also was.

For those who don't know the Bible, Jannes and Jabmres tried to copy Moses by replicating the serpent.

Amen, Come Lord Jesus

What was manna like?

Genesis 3:15 asked. I'll attempt to reply from scritpure.

Q: What is manna?
A: Psalms 78:25 - Man did eat angels' food:

Q: Who had it?
A: John 6:31 - Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.

Q: What was it like and the color thereof?
A: Exodus 16:31 a) - And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white;

Q: What what its taste like?
A: Exodus 16:31 b) and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.

Q: What was God's prepration method?
A: Exodus 16:23 To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.

Q: Were the people happy?
A: Numbers 11:6-7 But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes. And the manna was as coriander seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of bdellium (notice the murmuring and resulting change of color).

Q: Did the people follow God's instructions?
A: Numbers 11:8 a)And the people went about, and gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in a mortar, and baked it in pans, and made cakes of it:

Q: How did the taste change as a result?
A: Numbers 11:8 b)the taste of it was as the taste of fresh oil. (Gone is the taste of honey).

Q: Is there a lesson to be learnt?
A: Several lessons and spiritual applications could be drawn from the manna account. For this post, I would say that God likes to prove his worshippers and that he has good thoughts towards us, only we should be ahsamed of our murmurings when things seem to go into a rut and we should not forget God's heavenly blessings.

Deuteronomy 8:16 - Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Cloned hamburger patties

On the TV set, the other day, the news was that a neighbouring government might be looking into legitimizing the sale of meat from cloned animals in super markets. What is worse is that when that happens there would be no label indicating where the meat came from.

I find all this so disgusting. I do not want to eat cloned meat.

Five Stars for the talent show

The Lord gave me this thought as I began the first day of work in 2007.

Last night I had read something about the five crowns that the Lord gives to overcomers I . The five crowns are:
1. Crown of Glory (1 Peter 5:4)
2. Crown of Life (James 1:12, Rev. 2:10)
3. Crown of Rejoicing (I Thessalonians 2:19)
4. Crown of Righteousness (2 Timothy 4:8) and
5. an Incorruptible crown (1 Corinthians 9:25).

My thoughts drifted to the Judgement Seat of Christ, and the passage in 2 Corinthians 5:11 - Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men.

Should the Lord call his Bride today, we must first appear at his judgement seat to receive our rewards. Corinthians 3:14 - If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

In Daniel 12: 3 we read - And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

We speak of stars in terms of their magnitude. We know that the magnitude of stars ranges from 1 to 5. We say that this star is of the third magnitude and that is of the fifth magnitude, for example.

From a wordly point of view, I remembered that some time ago, there was this TV talent show where contestant were evaluated by stars. Five stars meant a full mark.

Back to the spiritual, we read in (1 Corinthians 15:41) that ... for one star differeth from another star in glory .

What a wondrous thought. So, if one earns three crowns, let's say, then his/her brillance would be as a star of the third magnitude. How gloriously do I want the Lord's appearance to shine?

Colossians 3:4 - When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
Amen. Come Lord Jesus.

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