If Christ was to return would you want to be caught doing some things that you do?
1. What you read. Psalms 101:3 Does it honor Christ? Would you want your pastor or friends to see it, or would you hide it?
Here is a list of some popular books that a Christian should not read.
#1. Harry Potter. This series is full of witchcraft and is very occultic, and occultism is WRONG! 1 Samuel 15:23, and in Galatians 5:20 it is listed as a work of the flesh.
#2. Lord of the Rings. This is also full of witchcraft and is wrong for the same reasons.
2. What you watch? Psalms 101:3 Would you allow your children to view it? Is it filled with trash, profanity, drunkenness etc.
A list of movies a Christian shouldn't watch.
#1. Star Wars. These films all have occultism in them, which alone should be enough for a Christian not to watch them. Not to mention the profanity, women etc.
3. Where you go? 1 Thess. 5:22. Would your children be allowed to go in with you? If your friends saw it, would it be possible for them to gossip about it?
Would you go into a bar with your kids? Would you want them going into a movie store?
4. The way you talk? Eph. 4:29 Is it vulgar, crude? Would it be alright if you were in mixed company?
Do you want your children to grow up and talk as you do?
5. How you act? 1 Peter 5:8 Are you sober or foolish? 1 Timothy 3:2-7 I know this is aimed at men, but it would be good for everyone. Are you know as a Christian, of one that has good behaviour? Does the world look at you and say "He/she claims to be a Christian?"
6. The music you listen to? Eph. 5:19 says to sing to "...Hymns, songs and spiritual songs."
There is no such thing as "Christian" rock, they don't go together. Most rock stars Christian or otherwise, are filthy, and vile.
#1. Jars of Clay. When asked by Christianity today magazine to list their musical influences none of them listed a Christian singer. They listed Ozzie Osborne, The Beatles, etc. Right before Billy Graham (another compromiser) had them sing at one of his crusades, Jars of Clay recorded an R-rated film full of trash and profanity. The lead vocalist from the group said "We don't want to be called a 'Christian Band', because it is a turnoff." No one who is a Christian should be ashamed of being know as one, Paul said in Rom. 1 he was not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.
#2. DC Talk. Some of their role models include The Beatles, David Bowie, and the Police, all of which are secular wicked rock stars. DC Talk performs Jimmy Hendrix's song Purple Haze, and opened their 'Jesus Freak' concert with an old Beatles song. No Christian would do this.
THESE PEOPLE ARE HEADED TO HELL!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
If Christ was to return would you want to be caught doing some things that you do?
Posted by Soldier Of Christ. at 12:17 PM
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Recently we have been very busy street preaching and preaching in the churches.
This past Thursday night we went out to the Buffalo in the Square Rock Concert to preach. We normally go there whenever we are here as it is a really good time. There are hundreds of people who don't even go into the concert but stay outside and talk to us. It got violent a couple of times, as they do not like what we are saying because it condemns their sin. We had one kid come up and start rubbing lotion all over the preacher, and made himself a hero to all the wicked. Another time what looked like a lesbian came up and started kicking and punching at the preachers, her friends ended up pulling her off. The police were around there but they wouldn't do their job. And when police protection was requested (as it is their job if we are in danger) denied it saying we knew the risk. Later on though a group of officers came up and protected us after we called 911. I had a good conversation with a kid who was raised in the Catholic church and still claimed to be one but didn't practice it. He said that as a child some of the things confused him, he was just lacking the courage to question the priest and his parents. He said he would think on what I had given him. The church doctrines that they worship Mary, believe in Mary for their salvation, in works for salvation etc.
Then Friday night we had the Rochester East End Rock Fest. We had a really good time there. At the start we had a so called Christian get mad and spit on dad, who then went to the police and complained. we also went to the officer because of assault and was told to get out of the road. Another man came out of the coffee shop behind us and tried to grab the sign from dad. The officer saw it and we decided to press charges. The officer at first said it was only assault if you were injured and wouldn't arrest the man. Dad told him it was and he was pressing charges, he wanted the man arrested now. The officer went to get the guy but he had taken off and tried to get away. They caught him and brought him back to us. The man apologized and tried to get out of being arrested, but dad pressed charges anyway. Overall we had a good night. At one point we walked across the street near the actual concert and one of the band members read our sign oer the loud speaker "Women are to be keepers at home." It was great.
Then Saturday night we went to the Mormon Hill Cumorah Pageant. Dad had a couple good conversations. I held a banner most of the night and didn't get to talk to anyone.
Please pray for us as we are going to the pageant tonight, possibly tomorrow night, Friday night, and Saturday night. We also have the the Buffalo rock concert Thursday night, the J.W. convention Friday and Saturday morning and the Gay parade Saturday afternoon.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Born John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, on January 3rd 1892. He was raised Catholic by his mother, after his father died. His grandparents were Protestant and against them being Catholic. His mother died when he was 12 years old. He continued in the Catholic faith till his dying day. Some of his favorite readings were fantasies by George Macdonald, an Irish man from the late 1800's. He went to college at Oxford, and studied classics and English language.
He was close friends with C. S. Lewis another lost man in hell. And some of their favorite times together were sitting in a pub discussing literature over a glass of beer, and smoking cigars.
The book Lord of the Rings is an epic fantasy novel. Here is an overview of the book Lord of the Rings. The title of the book refers to the story's main antagonist, the Dark Lord Sauron, who had in an earlier age created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power, as the ultimate weapon in his campaign to conquer and rule all of Middle-earth. From quiet beginnings in the Shire, a hobbit land not unlike the English countryside, the story ranges across Middle-earth following the course of the War of the Ring through the eyes of its characters, most notably the hobbits, Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee (Sam), Meriadoc Brandybuck (Merry) and Peregrin Took (Pippin), but also the hobbits' chief helpers: Aragorn, a ranger, and Gandalf, a wizard. As you can tell he has a wizard who is on the good side throughout the whole book.
Tolkien's devout faith was a significant factor in the conversion of C. S. Lewis from atheism to Christianity, although Tolkien was dismayed that Lewis chose to join the Church of England. Bournemouth. He was a devout Roman Catholic and it was soon after the Church had changed the liturgy from Latin to English. My grandfather obviously didn't agree with this and made all the responses very loudly in Latin while the rest of the congregation answered in English. I found the whole experience quite excruciating, but my grandfather was oblivious. He simply had to do what he believed to be right.
Here are some quotes by and about Tolkien.
The inspiration for the great fantasy novels of J.R.R. Tolkien cannot be separated from his profoundly Catholic approach to life:
Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament ... There you will find romance, glory, honour, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves upon earth ... which every man's heart desire
Although it is not my joy to say this. He was a devout Roman Catholic, who died and went to hell, at the age of 81 on September 2 1973.
Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed it.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I am sorry I have not kept up on my blog but I have been very busy. I would just like to give some of the facts of our past week street preaching. On Friday myself, my dad, sister and two friends went preaching at a Z Z Top concert at the speedway. We had some good conversations and overall it went nice. We had a lesbian come up (who of course was a christian) and started to tell us that we were doing it all wrong and she was a Christian homo. We started talking to her about 1 Cor. 6:9-11, and Romans 1. Where it states that NO HOMO will make it in to HEAVEN, and that they are reprobate. She proceeded to get mad and tried to swipe the sign from my dad. She then walked back across the street but on the way almost got run over by a motorcycle.
On Saturday we went out to the Parade, a very good time of street preaching. We had a J.W who said he was saved and either going to heaven or the ground, because there was no hell (J.W doctrine). We told him that there was a hell and showed him Luke 16:23, Rev. 20:10-15. He still said there was no hell but got off onto another subject. We brought up that Jesus was God. He denied it even after we took him to Zechariah 12:10 and John 19:37. He finally got mad and walked off. I was able to talk to one of the Clowns For Christ (No Greater Love Ministries) about salvation, God hating people, and them looking foolish in their costumes. He told me he ho[ed he would get to heaven, God did not hate anyone even after being showed Psalms 5:5.
That night myself,my brother, my dad and 9 other friends went street preaching at Georgetown. This the night before the Indy where everyone is getting drunk or doing some other form of wickedness. This is so vile and wicked no women or children are allowed, and all officers walk around in sets of 5. We were out from 7:00-11:00. While there we had several drunks try and attack us at several different times. Once a drunk Catholic kid started physically attacking us saying he had been raised in a christian home was spanked as a child and so on. We proceeded to keep him off and he went on down the road. We also had a police officer pull up in his car and tell us we needed a permit. My father dealt with him and told him we did not need one, he then continued to read off the statutes to the officer. The officer kept walking towards him and when he got real close to him told him to back up which my father did. The officer did not like how far he had stepped back and pulled out his cuffs and cuffed him. He then told all of us to back off, which we did about two-three feet. He then walked up to my brother and myself who had backed up and put his hand on our shoulder and pushed us over more stating that we had not backed off enough. After that a better trained officer pulled up got out and started talking to the other officer when he realized he had done wrong, he told my dad if he would calm down and cool off he would take the cuffs off. Which he did, and then left. Later that night we had an older drunken Catholic attack us again getting very violent shoving and spitting on all of us. When we called the police he took off and we didn't see him he rest of the evening.
Sunday we went out to the actual race. There were several good conversations. We had quite a few people get mad and some tried getting violent but nothing serious happened.
We hope God worked in peoples lives and that some will get converted before they die.
That is all for now, thanks for reading. Next time I will try and get a post up sooner than last time.
Posted by Soldier Of Christ. at 12:49 PM
Monday, March 8, 2010
In our many travels and street preaching, we get asked this same question many times, and I would just like to deal with the subject for a little bit.
According to the Websters 1828 the definition for judge is- To rightly understand and discern, to discern, to distinguish, to consider accurately for the purpose of forming an opinion or conclusion.
1. Yes! God did.
Jesus Christ is God. And when Jesus was here on earth he judged the quote on quote believing Jews. John 8:44 "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from te beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it"
He also called one of the 12 a devil. John 6:70. "Jesus answered them, have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?"
2. God says it's okay for us to judge if we are spiritual.
In 1 Corinthians 2:15 "But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. We are given the okay to judge anyone, yet we can't be judged.
3. What Type Of Judgment Should We Give?
In John 7:24 "Judge not according to he appearance, but judge righteous judgment."
We are commanded to judge.
4. What About Matthew 7:1?
We constantly get asked the question "Why do you judge? The Bible says judge not."
Matthew 7:1 says "Judge not, that ye be not judged." verse 2 says "For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and wth what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."
In olther words we are going to be judged with the same standards as we judge others.
5. We All Judge Daily.
Alot of people say don't judge. Yet each and every one of us judge daily. We judge what to eat, what to watch, who we vote for, where to go, who to go with and the list goes on and on.
So Yes, God does judge and Yes! we are allowed to judge.
I hope this has been a blessing to you all, thanks for reading.
Posted by Soldier Of Christ. at 5:55 PM
Monday, February 8, 2010
We have been very busy, but also had a very good time the past week and a half. We got in Thursday afternoon and got set up and got ready to pick up a couple of friends who were flying in for the weekend.
Friday Dad and I went out and picked up the friends we had coming in and got the bullhorns and banners ready for Ybor City that night.
We got out to Ybor City about 9:00. We instantly had a crowd of people that did not like us, which is normal when you preach the Gospel of Christ. Some of us were standing in front of a bar on the one corner. And one of the employees came out and told us that he had called the manager, and that we had to leave the corner. And do it now! We told him that it was our Constitutional right to be there and he would just have to live with it. He ended up leaving and his boss came out and told us that we needed to leave, we told him the same thing as his employee. He told us he was calling the police and we would have to deal with them. We told him we would be quite happy to deal with them when they got here. The police arrived and were talking to the manager about us. In the meantime some of us had moved across the street, but we still left some people over there. There was a group of 2 guy's and their girlfriends who came up and started arguing with us, and acting quite stupid as they were somewhat drunk. I started talking to one of the girls who had asked me what we were doing, and why it was a sin to drink.
As I was answering them their one boy friend popped in and hit my hat off, while hitting my face.
My dad then went over and told the police he wanted to press charges for assault. The police came over and made the punks leave for the time being, but did not do their job. They then called my dad over to talk to him, my sister Hope followed with a camcorder. The officer commanded that Hope stay on the one side of the street while they went to the other side with my dad. Hope told the officer that he was a public officer in a public forum therefore she had every right to record him, he still insisted that she stay on the other side. My mother then took over and followed them. The officer finally allowed her to follow him. Once on the other side they told my dad that we were not allowed out there as we were blocking the sidewalk, and specifically pointing and preaching to particular people, which was not allowed. Dad then read them the Constitution stating that we had the right to be out there. Later on the supervisor came over and apologized for his officers actions. He stated that they were new on the force and didn't know how to deal with the preachers.
It was a good night overall, with alot of witnessing and preaching. But there was alot of drunkenness, and wickedness.
I will do a post next week about the actual parade.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
1. People say that when Moses went up into Mt. Sinai he got the Ten Commandments on two stone tablets. But if you actually read the Biblical version of the story you find out that no where does it say that he did get them on tablets. In Exodus 20 he goes up to Mt. Sinai as the Lord has told him to do. While up there the Lord gives Moses the Ten Commandments. He also gives him several other laws for Israel. In chapter 24 Moses is called back up to Mt Sinai by the Lord, so he has obviously come back down. No where does it say anything about stone tablets. Now if you go to chapter 31 verse 18. It reads "And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God". No where does it say they had the Ten Commandments on them.
2. This now leads me to my next point. Everyone also states that when Aaron made the golden calf was when Moses was getting the Ten Commandments. Yet if you read the Biblical account you find that Moses had just gotten down off the mount, when God had given him the specifications for the Ark of the Covenant. The references for this are the same as the first one. In exodus 20-23 He is getting the Ten Commandments, and other laws. In chapter 24 he goes back up, and in chapter 32 we see the account of the golden calf.
3. Another thing people say is that when Samson married Delilah the philistine he was out of God's will. Yet if you read it, it says it was God's will. Judges 14:1-4 In the first three verses Samson tells his parents about Delilah, and then in verse 4 we read. "But his father and his mother knew not that it was of the Lord, that he sought occasion against the Philistines: for at that time the Philistines had dominion over Israel".
4. Another subject I would like to deal with is that when The Wise Men came to see the baby Jesus there were only three men. But again when we read the account it just says wise men and never tells how many. We find these account in Matthew 2:1-12.
5. Another thing is that when the angels came to the shepherds they were singing yet the Bible says they were simply praising God. Luke 2:13.
This is all for now thanks for reading.
Posted by Soldier Of Christ. at 10:32 AM
Sunday, January 3, 2010
John Paton was born to James and Janet Paton on May 24 of the year 1824, in a farm cottage in Braehead Scotland near Dumfries. His father, who was a stocking manufacturer, was a good and godly man who prayed three times daily. John was born to a large family, being the first of 11 children.
John one day during family prayer heard the door open and close softly. When prayer was through, he ran over and picked up a box which contained a new suit for the growing child. John found out later that the school teacher had given it to him. At the age of twelve young John left school because his teacher had an ugly temper. He came home one day complaining that the teacher had wrongly accused and disciplined him. The boy’s parents finally persuaded the lad to go back the next day, but John was back home almost right away saying the teacher had seen the lad and started kicking him. So this caused John to start as an apprentice to his father learning the trade of stocking for 14 hours a day, yet still got in 2 hours of study on lunch break.
As a youth he felt God calling him to be a missionary overseas. He started working with a surveying company to earn more money so he could get an education. After a few years of working with the company, the manager called him into his office and told John he had heard about John’s desire to work hard and earn enough money to go and complete college. He told John that if he would sign a contract for seven years he would get a raise and a promotion. John told him that he could not do that as it was a long time and he was under contract to someone else. The manager asked him who this person was? John replied, “I have given my life to the Lord Jesus Christ and have committed to work overseas as a missionary”. The manager got mad and told him to sign the contract or he was fired. John thought and replied that he would have to be fired. The manager told him to get his pay and leave. John did this right away.
John finally ended up walking to Glasgow, forty miles away, to start working in a school to earn a college education. He worked hard and soon earned a degree.
John was ordained by a reformed Presbyterian Pastor on March 23rd 1858. John was married to Mary Ann Robson April 2nd 1858. 14 days later, April 16th, with a Mr. Joseph Copeland, Mary, and John set sail for the South Pacific leaving Scotland as missionaries.
They landed at Tanna, an island in the southern part of the New Hebrides on November 5th 1858, and built a small house at Port Resolution. The natives they were to be missionaries to were reported to be cannibals. Those savages which were near them ran about constantly, and they were enveloped in superstition, occultism, and heathenism at its worst. The men ran about in complete nakedness, while the women wore little leaf aprons. Three months later February 12th 1859 a son Peter Robert Robson was born to the family, 19 days later his wife Mary died from tropical fever; soon after Peter died at 36 days of age. It was a sad time for John. Yet through all this he still witnessed faithfully and survived many attacks on his life, including once when a passing ship arrived and took John and another missionary couple, Mr. and Mrs. Mathieson from another part of the island to safety on Aneitym, a friendly island nearby.
From there John went back to Australia and then to Scotland. While in these places he was going to try and arouse interest in the missionary work in the New Hebrides and raise money to buy a ship for the work. Later he raised a much larger sum with which to build a mission steamship. While in Edinburgh Scotland on June 17th 1864 John married Margaret (Maggie) Whitecross, a descendant of the so called Whitecross Knights.
Arriving back in the New Hebrides August 1866, John and his wife Maggie set up a mission house on Aniwa Island, the closest island to Tanna, the island of John’s earlier work. Here they lived in a small native hut, while building a house for themselves and two houses for orphan children. They later also erected a church, and printing house etc.
Here in Aniwa they found the natives just as bad, with the same superstition, occultism, cannibalism, indecency etc.
Yet they still continued on their missionary work. They ended up having six of their ten children in Aniwa, four of them dying in infancy. Their fourth son Frank, born in Aniwa, later ended up becoming a missionary to the New Hebride islands.
John learned the language and put it into writing, while Maggie lead a class of about fifty women and children. These women and children would soon become experts at sewing, plaiting hats, reading, singing, etc.
They trained teachers, translated, taught, printed the Scriptures, ministered to the sick and dying, gave out medicine, taught the use of tools, and held worship services every Sunday,
After many years of hard work, tragedies, and trials, the whole island of Aniwa professed Christianity. In 1899 he saw the Aniwa Bible printed, and missionaries established on 25 of the 30 islands in the New Hebrides.
Margaret died at the age of 64 on May 16th 1905, while at “Kennet”, believed to be the family home at 74 Princess St. New Victoria.
John G. survived his wife by two years, dying at the age of 82 on January 28th 1907. He was at Cross Street, Canterbury, Victoria, Australia.
They are both buried at Boroondara, at the intersection of High and Park Hill Rd, Kew Victoria, Australia.
Just look at how much this man suffered and yet he still followed and worked for God. What an example he is to us.