Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Prince of Fools

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency.  It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president.  The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us.  Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.  The republic can survive a Barac, Obama.  It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."
Author Unknown

There is a bright side to the 2008 coronation; a man I know (an Obama voter) announced a few days ago that he will NEVER VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT AGAIN.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Great American Heroes Are Often Just Ordinary People In Extraordinary Circumstances

The smell of revolution is in the air.  The United States of America is under siege and the government is refusing to uphold its constitutional obligation to defend it.

It will be up to the people to preserve and protect the republic.

This man is a veteran and a great American.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Christianity is Not About Rules; It's About a Relationship

"...please stop writing me and telling me Christianity is not about rules but, instead, a relationship. 
"Test your theory. Have sex with your baby-sitter. Then, tell your wife that your marriage is not about the rules. It's about the relationship."
Mike S. Adams
 Read Mike Adams' article about the Emerging Church here.  It is the context for this quote that he posted on Facebook. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Taste of Hell

Just in case you ever wanted to know what Hell is like, here's a glimpse.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

How To Attract More Men To Church

Here it is.  A new ministry program designed to increase the attendance of men to church.  None of that wimpy, Jesus is my girlfriend, stuff.  This is for real men.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Give The Job To An Illegal Mexican Immigrant

The Obama Administration should appoint an illegal Mexican immigrant to run Homeland Security. 

Apparently, securing our borders is one job Americans won't do. 

Sunday, May 2, 2010

In Defense of Beth Moore Again

Beth Moore has been off my radar for quite a while until just recently.  In the past three or four months, I have noticed an unusual number of hits on my one and only, blog post about her.  So what is she up to now?  I don't know.  Maybe she's conducting a new, nationwide series of televised women's conferences or  promoting a new book.   I really don't care, but I am reposting this item from Feb. 2009 because of the sudden, renewed interest.  

I have been warned, no, actually I have been threatened by the pastoral staff (of a church I no longer attend); DO NOT write anything negative about Beth Moore.

OK, so I’m not particularly intimidated by threats but, in this case, I will attempt to keep all my comments positive. I mean, after all, what possible good could come from exposing the shortcomings of a fine, charismatic, bubbly, and winsome young woman who has devoted her life to writing helpful books and Bible studies, and who travels the country hosting ecumenical, life-changing seminars for thousands of women? Why would anyone want to point out a few little flaws? Aren’t we all flawed? I mean, who am I to judge?

Beth does so much good and brings so much joy to her followers; it’s just not right or profitable to bring disunity to the body of Christ and to criticize a servant of God over a few little, insignificant doctrinal errors.

I know, some of you nasty, negative discerning types, like The Watchman's Bagpipes, and Lighthouse Trails Research will continue to warn us that Beth Moore lacks understanding of basic hermeneutical principles; that she often twists Scripture to fit into her own propositions. Or you might remind us that she often claims direct revelation from God. And, yes, admittedly, some of her teachings are very similar to the heresies promoted by the Word of Faith crowd. And she tends to interject and employ a lot of pop-psychology, self-esteem stuff that is reminiscent of Robert Schuller.  And you might object that she espouses the unbiblical model of spiritual warfare promoted by some “deliverance” ministries or that she teaches the kind of unbiblical, generational bondage that is promoted by Bill Gothard.

But I say, SO WHAT? Why would any church want to remove her books, videos, and Bible studies from their library shelves? After all, it’s good for people to have sufficient information from all philosophies so that we can make informed decisions about what we believe to be the truth.   Beth Moore’s material isn’t nearly as heretical as other stuff on the shelves like “The Prayer of Jabez,” or “The Purpose Driven Life,” or the old classic, “God Calling.” And frankly, her teaching is no more problematic than most of the Sunday morning drivel we get from thousands of purpose pastors and seeker soothers each week. And since that is what we have come to tolerate (and love) in our pulpits, there is really no justifiable reason to object to Beth Moore once a year at a seminar. Besides, she is every bit as funny as most pastors and a lot more attractive.

But, “What about Contemplative Prayer and Spiritual Formation?” you might ask.  Come on, give it a rest. Just because her name and picture are on the cover, and just because her comments comprise a major portion of the teaching in the video, “Be Still,” along with some mystics, Quakers, psychologists, and contemplatives like Dallas Willard, Richard Foster, and Henry Cloud, is no reason to assume that she actually believes in or endorses the ancient, mystical practices of Lectio-Divina.

Besides, Beth Moore has already answered that.  In a public letter that she posted on her website, Living Proof Ministries, she explained that “there really is no problem with the Truth presented on the video.” So, that settles it. There is no problem with “truth” in the video (I guess we should just ignore all the untrue parts).

Look, we should give her the benefit of the doubt. When asked about her endorsement of the unbiblical practice, she said, "I'm a Baptist, for crying out loud." That should be good enough. The fact that the disclaimer letter she posted on her site when first confronted with this, was quickly removed, I’m sure, was nothing more than just an innocent oversight.  I think Beth should come clean on this but maybe its just me.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Change Your Name Or Change Your Behavior

Several centuries before Christ, Alexander the Great came out of Macedonia and Greece to conquer the Mediterranean world. He didn't know it, but God was using him to prepare the way for the coming of the Messiah--for it was as a result of Alexander's conquests that Greek was established as the common language of the Grecian and later even Roman Empire. On one of his campaigns, Alexander received a message that one of his soldiers had been continually, and seriously, misbehaving and thereby shedding a bad light on the character of all the Greek troops. And what made it even worse was that this soldier's name was also Alexander. When the commander learned this, he sent word that he wanted to talk to the errant soldier in person. When the young man arrived at the tent of Alexander the Great, the commander asked him, "What is your name?" The reply came back, "Alexander, sir." The commander looked him straight in the eye and said forcefully, "Soldier, either change your behavior or change your name."
This story has a lesson for each of us. When we call ourselves Christians, we are identifying with Jesus Christ. When we wear a cross, or ICHTHUS, or put Christian stickers on our cars, we are being a witness for Him. We are being identified with the name of Christ. Is your behavior compatible with that name and with the symbol that shows that you are a Christian?

--James S. Hewett, Illustrations Unlimited (Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc, 1988) p. 299-300.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Why I Am An Anarchist

I know I have a bad attitude about government but it's the only one I have and I’m gonna keep it.

 One afternoon one of my employees used the company car to go to purchase some produce for our elderly residents. All our vehicles are equipped with handicap parking permits so she used it to park in a restricted space.

The local uniformed, motorcycle-riding constabulary were out in full force “protecting and serving.” In a sting operation designed to stop crime (raise revenue) in our community, they swept through the lot citing all the dangerous criminals who were inappropriately parked in blue spaces and confiscating their handicap placards.

My employee was one of them. When she asked “why are you giving me two tickets?” the jack-booted Gestapo thug who cited her, rudely snapped, “Don’t you know the law?”

She got two tickets. I don’t know why. They both sound like the same thing to me.  His explanation was that citation #1 was for not having a handicapped person in the vehicle and #2 was for unauthorized use of the permit. The first ticket will cost her $350. I’m not sure about the second one but she will have to appear in court. By the way, all our vehicle code violations include a 117% penalty assessment (which is a tax on the penalty).  It is no wonder that many municipalities have reduced their police force and replaced them with code enforcement officers. Catching bad guys is dangerous and costly; hassling regular people for seat belt and cell phone violations, parking violations, garage sales, etc. is an easy and lucrative enterprise.

The jack-booted Gestapo guy confiscated our parking placard, gave her a copy of the property document and told her that I would have to go to the police station to retrieve it. I thought I would have to wait until the next day because he was still out on patrol. “No,” she said, “He told me that you need to go right away because it would be at the station before you could get there.”

So later in the afternoon I drove across town to the station. I was greeted by Barney Fiffe on steroids with a control issue. “What do you need?” he asked.

“I want to retrieve our confiscated handicap placard,” I answered.

“They’re not here yet,” he snapped (obviously he knew the boys were out rounding them up).

“Well why would the officer tell my employee that it would be here before I could get here?” I asked.

Then Barney started exerting his authority, “Hey, don’t talk to me about it. Go talk to the officer.”

I snapped back, “It's not my job to talk to him.  I’m not his supervisor.  He told me it would be here.”

Barney Fiffe grabbed my receipt and commanded, “Well then just sit down and wait for him until he ends his shift.”

“Gimme that paper back,” I demanded as I reached through the window and grabbed it back.  Then I figured I had better leave the station before I got arrested.

So early the next morning I returned to the station. This time I was greeted by a female officer. I handed her my property receipt and told her that I was there to retrieve my confiscated placard. She walked back to consult with another officer and then left the room for a few minutes. When she returned she informed me that the placards had already been returned to the Dept. of Motor Vehicles and I would have to go there to claim it.

I hate going to the DMV. I waited in line for 20 minutes to get to the desk marked “START HERE.” I told the public servant chick behind the counter what I needed.  She asked if the placard had been stolen. “No," I said, "the police officer confiscated it."  So she handed me a form to replace stolen license plates and told me to fill it out and wait for my turn.

I completed the form. I sat and and stewed as I watched several public servant zombies chewing the fat, polishing their nails, and watching the clock for about an hour while somewhere near a hundred of us waited for our turns (except for masochists, I don't understand why these kinds of experiences don't cause everyone to become Republicans).

Finally they called my number. I handed my paperwork to the clerk and told her what I needed. “I’m sure this is the wrong form,” I said, "my license plates weren't stolen.  I'm here to retrieve a confiscated handicap placard."

“No. Its the right form,” she answered as she began entering info into her computer. After some obvious, fruitless attempts to accomplish something, she started thumbing through her two-inch-thick "DMV Stuff For Dummies Guidebook."  Finally, out of frustration, she called for her supervisor.

“You can’t do it that way,” said her supervisor. Then he looked at me and said, “You filled out the wrong form.”

I filled out another form.

Then I was sent to wait in line at another window where I was finally issued a NEW replacement placard. 

That whole compounded ordeal, from the local police department to the State DMV was a costly, bungled, bureaucratic waste of time, energy, and resources at the taxpayers’ expense. And it was totally unnecessary. All right, my employee shouldn’t have done it; she got her citation and she'll pay a fine. I won’t argue that. That should have been the end of it. But no, government bureaucracy cannot do anything in a simple, straightforward and sensible way.

I never did retrieve my confiscated handicap placard.  I'm just happy that the police department wasn't holding something valuable; I have no confidence that they can be trusted with other people's property.  So where is my original handicap placard?  My guess is that some jack-booted Gestapo thug guy has it in his personal vehicle so he can snag a convenient parking spot whenever he is in a crowded lot.

I can hardly wait until the government runs our free health care.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

EARTH DAY, Repainting The World Green

In 1970, Senator G. Nelson proclaimed April 22 “Earth Day.” That started all this religious global activism to paint the world green. I am really getting irritated with all the rabid Earth worshipping zealots cramming their doctrines down our throats, stifling all honest debate, scaring our children to death and engaging in meaningless, and hypocritical activities of symbolism over substance just to raise the level of green awareness.

Here are some of their common talking points about environmental issues:

  • “Scientists unanimously agree that global warming is real, is getting worse, and is caused by man.”No, they don’t! Scientists are NOT unanimously agreed about this. There is plenty of left-wing political consensus but no scientific consensus about long-term climate trends and what causes them. An Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine document signed by over 17,100 basic and applied American scientists asserts that "There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate." In fact, recently, most of the data has been discovered to be manufactured.  Nevertheless, any lefty, lunatic whacko who is really all that concerned about the human release of carbon dioxide could just heroically do his part and STOP BREATHING!”

  • We are running out of water.”   Anyone who has ever really paid attention in school would know that the amount of water in our ecosystem will always be the same. Water is constantly recycled through the hydraulic system of evaporation and precipitation. Our temporary reservoirs may get low at times and, because of high concentrations of population in some areas, the demand may be greater than our local resources. Or worse yet, because of government abuse, mismanagement, and deliberate waste for political purposes.  But, I have seen the ocean.  Here’s a news flash for you; we are NOT running out of water.

  • “Oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is dangerous to the environment and would only provide six months of oil.” The Department of Energy reported that oil drilling can be done in a very environmentally sensitive manner and could actually aid the environment. In fact, the size of the ANWR area in relation to the whole of the wildlife refuge is comparable in scale to a postage stamp on a football field. Besides that, I think the caribou are all in favor of drilling. The statistical claim that ANWR only holds six months of oil assumes that we know how much oil is there and that we would rely solely on oil from ANWR at the exclusion of ALL OTHER foreign and domestic sources. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that ANWR holds enough oil to replace half of what we currently import from the entire Persian Gulf region for 36 years.  More recent discoveries of vast resources reveal that we could be energy independents for, possibly, hundreds of years. 

  • “We are continuously losing tree cover in the United States; virtually all of the United States east of the Mississippi River once was tree-covered.” There is more wood grown in the U.S. than is cut each year, and the number of acres planted with trees goes up nearly every year. There are more trees in the United States today than there were in the 1920's.

  • “The rising rate of cancer is caused by an increase in chemicals released into the air and water.” Cancer, a disease that often affects the elderly, is on the rise because the average life expectancy has risen dramatically. Pollution accounts for 2% of cancer-related deaths, while 65% are attributed to diet and tobacco.

  • “Species are going extinct at the alarming rate of 110 per day.” Norman Myers made that hypothetical estimate in 1979 based on his arbitrary, screwball assumption that 1 million species would become extinct in 25 years. Unfortunately, there is probably no danger of idiots, morons, or liberals becoming extinct anytime soon.
But regardless of any honest debate, reasonable doubts, lack of contrary evidence, or any other serious scientific evidence, true believers continue to wage war against the human race on behalf of their goddess, Mother Earth, with all the zeal they can muster. 

So, today, let's all ignore the naysayers and unbelievers and let's go out there and sing praises to the dirt; let's extol the virtues of Mother Nature.  Heck, if we would all join hands and think happy green thoughts we might just be able to undo the tilt of the earth's axis which was probably tipped as a result of human abuse in the first place.  After all, the majority of the earth's human population is located in the northern hemisphere which caused it (I mean "her") to become top-heavy (not intended to offend fat chicks).  What a wonderful world this could be if we would just be sensitive to the feelings of our great celestial mother and redistribute half the world's population to South America and Africa. 

“Only a fool decides a matter before he knows the facts!” Proverbs 18:13 (paraphrased by me)

Friday, March 26, 2010

I HATE GREEN! - Earth Hour - Symbolism Over Substance

It was Saturday, March 28, 2008 when I first heard of Earth Hour.  I logged on to the internet and opened to GOOGLE to do some research, only to discover that they had “turned the lights out” on their homepage as a meaningless gesture to “raise the level of awareness” for a worldwide energy conservation effort called Earth Hour.

This kind of senseless, emotional, symbolic blather (like candlelight vigils, walks, sit-ins, fasts, and horn-honking) all done for the sole purpose of “raising the level of awareness” really freaks me out; how does this gesturing without substance accomplish anything.

Google did their part to “Save The World” by changing the color of their screen from white to black for one day. And by their own admission, it does absolutely NOTHING – it saves NO energy; modern displays use the same amount of power regardless of what colors they display.

But is there really a problem anyway? I am not an expert nor a physicist BUT, in my recollection of some elementary physical science concepts from my school days, ENERGY CANNOT BE DESTROYED, DIMINISHED OR DEPLETED, it can only change in form.  It seems to me that all this extreme, fear mongering, tree-hugging, earth worshipping, hand-wringing, industry hating,  funny car driving, bottled water drinking, flatulence outlawing, global greening, sterilized liberal happycrap is nothing more than a rebellion against the Sovereign God who has created this world for our use, pleasure and dominion, and He will sustain it until He has accomplished His purpose in it.

So while the rest of you are all sitting around in the dark tomorrow night to “Do Your Part” to “Make The World A Better Place” so you can “Feel Good About Yourselves,” I will be doing my part to waste as much energy as I possibly can just because I can.

I first wrote this post several years ago just before Earth Hour.  To celebrate it, I rose early in the morning to make an unnecessary 600 mile round-trip drive to attend The Tea Party Express's Showdown in Searchlight Nevada.  I burned up about 60 gallons of premium fuel in my gas guzzling FJ Cruiser which gets about 15 mpg.   And then, when I got home, while the rest of you sat in the dark, I turned on all the lights and sat in my comfortably air conditioned house eating my micro-waved dinner, enjoying a refreshing, refrigerated soft drink and watching the Fox News Channel on my energy wasting big screen television.

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Failure of the Church

"The church has failed to tell me that I am a sinner. The church has failed to deal with me as a lost individual. The church has failed to offer me salvation in Jesus Christ alone. The church has failed to tell me of the horrible consequences of sin, the certainty of hell and the fact that Jesus Christ alone can save.

We need more of the last judgment and less of the golden rule, more of the living God (and the living devil as well), more of heaven to gain and a hell to shun. The church must bring me not a message of cultivation but of rebirth.

I might fail that kind of church, but that kind of church will not fail me."

Stanley High

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Patrick Kennedy Credibility Gap That Everyone Missed

I won't say he is a liar but this seems incredible to me.

On the floor of the house yesterday, during his screaming, out-of-control rant Kennedy made this statement (starting at about 44 seconds into this video clip), "...someone said 'I can't go to a funeral and tell the parents of someone who just died that they lost their child in vain.'  Somewhere I heard that during the Viet Nam war."

Fact Check

The Viet Nam war ended in April, 1975.

Patrick Kennedy was born July 14, 1967.

Patrick Kennedy was eight years old when the war ended.  Maybe he did hear it but I am 62 years old.  We were engaged in the Korean War that ended when I was about six and I can't hardly remember anything about that. 

Friday, March 5, 2010


Today I received another membership card and application from the American Association of Retired Persons.

I cut up the card and sent it back to them with the following letter inserted in their own, postage paid envelope.

 Dear AARP

Thank you for sending me another membership card THAT I DON’T WANT.



I want nothing to do with your RADICAL LEFT AGENDA.


This invitation to join AARP reminded me TO TEAR UP THE CARD.

Thanks for the reminder; I have just completed my on line application to join AMAC (Association of Mature [Conservative] Citizens).

There, I feel A LOT BETTER NOW!

Have a nice day.

Ralph M. Petersen (a conservative NON-MEMBER)

was founded to be a 
conservative alternative to the AARP.  
You do have a choice.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Only Concealed Weapon Permit We Need

Ted Nugent "gets it."

Penn and Teller "get it."

In the last phrase of this video, Penn drops the "F bomb."
If you are prone to be offended, don't watch this. 

Why can't those pinheads in Washington "get it?"

Remember, when they outlaw pitchforks, 
only criminals will have pitchforks.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Big Government

"Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."

Ronald Reagan

Monday, January 25, 2010

John McCain Should Quit For The Sake Of The Republican Party

All of a sudden John has been banging his fist on the podium and sounding like a conservative with real conservative convictions.  He seems to have grown some steel cajones.

I think that is too little too late.  Had he acted this way before the election, he might have won.  But John, the RINO (Republican In Name Only), throughout the campaign, always seemed to want to apologize for Obama and be his friend.  For most of us, we held our noses when we cast our votes and we only voted, reluctantly, because of Sarah Palin.

Now, Sarah Palin has agreed to stump for him in his bid for reelection in 2010.  That's good for the Rino but it really disappoints me.  It is a kind and generous gesture by Sarah but I think it is a mistake that might hurt her.

And, just a couple days after Sarah's announcement of her support for the Rino, his wife launches a full frontal attack on decency in defiance of the majority of Californians with this.   Whoa!  That's really got to hurt.

And then to further insult his base, after a landmark victory for conservatives, the Rino himself whines about this.

And now a new player has just entered the race.  J. D. Hayworth announced that he will run against John McCain for the Republican seat.  It's too bad he won't have Sarah's support.

Don't be fooled; John McCain is still a RINO.   He should show some kindness to Sarah Palin and help the Republican party by announcing his retirement.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

OK So I'm NOT The Conservative I Thought I Was.

I found this survey posted by Stan at Just After Sunrise.

It is very interesting and informative (and revealing).  I always thought I was a conservative.  According to the survey, I am a Libertarian with strong anarchistic ideas.

It's true; I generally despise government although I do believe that government is ordained by God and charged with SPECIFIC AND LIMITED RESPONSIBILITIES.

On their performance in those limited responsibilities, I give them a D-.  On their successful meddling and intrusion into our lives, I give them an A+.  Maybe that's why I have such a bad attitude.

Anyway, go to Stan's Blog to find the survey.  It's a simple, 10 question multiple choice format with instant results.

The little yellow star indicates where I am on the survey results.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Children's Book Review THE REALLY RUDE RHINO

HEALTHY BOOKS catalogs and categorizes books for children.

The Really Rude Rhino 
BY Willis, Jeanne and Ross, Tony
Published by Andersen Press, 2006

The subject matter addressed in this book is Behavioral Problems including Manners.  It is recommended for children ages 3 and up BUT I would not recommend this book for adults.

I posted the cover illustration of this book on one of my blog posts a couple years ago and was nearly removed as a deacon in my church.  Leadership thought the picture was "unbecoming a deacon" and grounds for my dismissal.

So I will NOT post the illustration here.  You will have to go to the Healthy Books site yourself to see the highly objectionable cover.

Following is a brief description of the book's content.

The Really Rude Rhino is rude from the day he is born. He sticks out his tongue and goes 'pthhhhhh!' and he does it to everyone - his parents, his brothers and sisters, his teachers, even Santa Claus. He 'moons' too, and when his horrified parents take him to the doctor, the doctor announces he has Ruditis Rhinoceritis and there is no cure. Oh dear. But he gets his come-uppance in the form of a little girl eating water melon, who, when he charges at her, sticks out her tongue and shouts 'pthhhhhh!' even louder than he can. The RRR turns tail and runs and is never rude again. Kids and their parents will love the zany art work, which even manages to give a feel of the African plains, and they may even decide that being rude isn't worth the effort. Good fun!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Born Again American

 Awesome new patriotic song born out of the SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION.


Click on this link (Born Again American) to go to the official site and sign the pledge.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


I am often asked, "Do you really send those letters that you post?" 

YES, I REALLY SEND THEM.  I never send anonymous letters; I seldom post anonymous comments on other people's blogs or websites unless I believe a third party or innocent people might otherwise be harmed  and I do not blog under a pseudonym.

Having said that, here is my letter to Harry Reid as delivered, via email, today (Jan. 9, 2010).

Dear Harry,

I hope you had a nice Christmas holiday and I wish you the best for this new year. As Senate Majority Leader, you have a lot on your plate.

As soon as you guys get through cramming this health care crap down our throats, maybe you will get busy on solving this country’s unemployment problem. I really hope you get it done before the end of the year because you’re gonna need a job after we fire you in November.

I know, I am not a resident in your state but I am seriously thinking about relocating just so I can vote against you. In the mean time, I do have a few bucks that I’m investing in efforts to support your opposition and remove you from office.

I am planning a visit to your state in March - On the 27th to be exact. I will be in your hometown of Searchlight, Nevada for the first stop in the third Tea Party Express.

I’m looking forward to joining thousands of people (those whom you attempt to marginalize as Astroturfers) as we converge on your little community. By the way, I’ve seen pictures of your town and, believe me, a little Astroturf in Searchlight might be a community beautification project.

We are coming to deliver this message, “GIVE US OUR COUNTRY BACK.” Hope to see you there.

Have a nice day,

Ralph M. Petersen

Friday, January 8, 2010

Christian Movements Contrary to Orthodox Christian Faith

I found these brief descriptive definitions of some of the contemporary Christian movements that are contrary to orthodox biblical faith printed in the doctrinal statement of a Christian College.

(1) Ecumenism - Ecumenism is that movement which seeks the organizational unity of all Christianity and ultimately of all religions. Its principal advocates are the World Council of Churches and the National Council of the Churches of Christ.

(2) Ecumenical Evangelism - Ecumenical Evangelism is that effort to promote the gospel by bringing fundamentalists into unequal yokes with theological liberals and/or Roman Catholics and other divergent groups.

(3) Neo-Orthodoxy - Neo-Orthodoxy is that theological movement which affirms: the transcendence of God, the finiteness and sinfulness of man, and the necessity of supernatural divine revelation of truth; but, while using evangelical terminology, seriously departs from orthodoxy: in accepting the views of destructive higher criticism, in denying the inerrancy of the Bible as historic revelation, in accepting religious experience as the criterion of truth, and in abandoning important fundamentals of the Christian faith.

(4) New Evangelicalism (Neo-Evangelicalism, New Conservatism) - These terms refer to that movement within evangelicalism characterized by a toleration of and a dialogue with theological liberalism. Its essence is seen in an emphasis upon the social application of the gospel and weak or unclear doctrines of: the inspiration of Scripture, biblical creationism, eschatology, dispensationalism, and separation. It is further characterized by an attempt to accommodate biblical Christianity and make it acceptable to the modern mind.

These movements are out of harmony with the Word of God and are inimical to the work of God.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Why I Love Ann Coulter

I have always had three good reasons to love Ann Coulter:
  1. She's a conservative.
  2. She has a sharp, sacastic wit (I like that sarcastic part).
  3. She's good looking.
That was until today.  Now I have a fourth reason to love her.

In her article posted today on, she came to the defense of Brit Hume and Christianity.  And she did it with more skill and a better understanding of the doctrine of salvation than most of the space-fillers in contemporary pulpits or church pews.

I hope this doesn't get overlooked and lost in the archives.   Take a look here.

If you are not a fan already, you might be after reading this post.

Hey Congress! Yer outa here. (Ray Stevens)

Here's a great new song by Ray Stevens.
This thing is burning up the internet.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Emotional Disorder

A Liberal is one who suffers from an emotional disorder that renders him, her, or it unable to appreciate humor.

Mike Adams