Tuesday, February 10, 2015

This Is The Day The Lord Has Made- A Message From Carlos

This was a wonderful message from Carlos that touched the hearts of those who heard it. We were so blessed by the teaching and preaching of these two brothers from Brazil. I urge all our Berean Family to listen to the Cd's of their messages. Two of them are on my blog and you can hear them here.

Please pray for the men's retreat coming up next week. Jerry Marcellino will be with us and I am expecting the Lord to bless us in a wonderful way. 

I will soon have my book available "The Foundations of Godly Living." I am praying that this book will be a blessing to those who take the time to read and study it. Please pray with me that many in our church will be enriched by the doctrines and principles that it shares.

May the Lord smile upon us all and use us all for His glory!

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Dickie

Saturday, February 7, 2015

President Obama's Remarks On The Violence of Christianity

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Our President addressed a group of people recently in Washington D.C. and in his speech he defended Islam by pointing out that Christianity has had its dark moments in the past. The President mentioned the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition in particular. It is very disturbing that our President cannot call the terrorists that are fighting us "Islamic Terrorists." But this president is not hesitant to criticize Christianity while defending Islam at every opportunity. What is so sad about this is that President Obama doesn't have a clue about the true nature of Islamic Extremism--or he is being totally disingenuous. Our President, in attempting to defend Islam and deflect any criticism from it, tried to make the case that Christianity has just as much to apologize for as does Islam. Is this true? No! Those who make this assertion are either grossly uninformed or they are intentionally lying.

What about the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition? In the book The Cry From Baltimore by Angelo Christopholos, these two subjects are put in perspective and given a thorough review. What our President failed to mention is that the Crusades were a belated response to centuries of Islamic aggression. While we do not condone any injustices committed during the Crusades, the Crusades themselves were the response of the Christian West to Islam's continual attack on Western nations and a response to Islamic terrorism that has threatened the world since Islam's inception. Some things never change. Islam exploded out of the Arabian desert in the 7th century and has terrorized the civilized world ever since. The victims of Islam number in the hundreds of millions. And what about the Spanish Inquisition? Again, this was an aberration on the Christian timeline. We do not condone this terrible injustice. But the Spanish Inquisition pales in comparison to the ongoing and never-ending violence of Islamic terror. The Quran calls for the death and destruction of non-Muslims and non-Muslim nations. Islam seeks to bring all the world under the rule of Sharia law by force and coercion, if necessary. The Bible does not call for the death of non-Christians. More people are killed every year by Islamic extremists than all the people killed during 350 years of the Spanish Inquisition. Also more people died on 9/11 than all the victims of the Spanish Inquisition put together. The people who instigated the Spanish Inquisition could not point to any verse in the Bible to justify the terrible things they did. But those who are involved in Islamic terror can indeed point to the Quran to justify their wicked deeds. The Quran calls for the death and destruction of all non-Muslims if they do not convert to the religion of the prophet Mohammad.

This kind of attack on Christianity by our President is just another sign of the times in which we live. This evening on the news, it was reported that Rosie O'Donnell (a  woman) is leaving her wife! Then  it was reported that Bruce Jenner, a former Olympic gold medal winner in the decathlon, is undergoing a sex change to become a woman. Today, we have a President that has openly supported sodomy. Many states are passing laws legalizing same-sex marriage. Abortion continues to be a national shame to the conscience of our nation. Our President continues to tax and spend our nation into oblivion. Our military has been dismantled, and the racial tensions in our country are worse than ever before. The government is interfering into almost every area of our lives. It is being reported that the government is considering forcing parents to undergo counseling, who for religious and other reasons may choose to reject certain immunization shots or face penalties. While Islamic extremism continues to murder Christians all over the world and has nearly eliminated Christianity from the Middle East, our President has done very little to put an end to this scourge of the earth. 

This is indeed a time for the church of Jesus Christ to draw near to God in prayer and intercession for our beloved land. We must not lose our biblical perspective. The church must be the light of the world and the salt of the earth. I love the verse by Paul the Apostle in II Corinthians 11:3, "But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of  devotion to Christ." NASV

I have written a book called The Foundations of Godly Living (focusing on the things that matter most). This will soon be available to our church family. I am concerned that many believers are being led astray from the gospel of Christ. The church has a mission. We must not lose sight of what our Master has told us to do. "Go into all the world and preach the gospel." 

The Cry From Baltimore can be purchased on Amazon, Nook and iPhone.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Serving The Lord During a Time of Judgment

We have been having a wonderful time with our brothers from Brazil. Last night and this morning were wonderful times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord. Here is a true servant of God whose life and message exalt the Lord Jesus Christ. 

This is a special message to some of our pastors and leaders at Berean Baptist Church on January 30th. I trust that this message will be a blessing to all of you. God bless you all,

Love in Christ, 

Pastor Dickie