Archive for December, 2016

Ruminations of an Agnostic

December 4, 2016

DOC JONES

A couple of days ago, I posted a new page in the section to the right – Ruminations of a Young Agnostic.  It’s a link to a podcast called “Doc Jones.”   It’s the production of one of my sons, an Army doctor.

Though we “raised” him as a Christian for the 18 years he lived at home, about six or seven years ago he announced that he was an atheist.   Then he came to his senses and graduated to agnostic.  Even he recognizes that it’s somewhat arrogant and silly to state categorically that there is no God.

Give his podcast a listen.  He covers interesting topics, generally from a secular world view.  And you get to hear stories about me as I raised him.  And he explains why he rejects Christianity (I think that’s in one of the later ‘casts).  Give it a listen.  You get to see how those who reject the Bible think.  Plus, I think he’s pretty good.  Of course, I’m somewhat biased.  I’m his dad.

And pray that God would give him a heart of flesh and turn it to Him.

Why I Write This Blog

December 2, 2016

As I’ve said before, every once in a while I think I should stop blogging.  There are a lot of people out there who do a lot of what I do.  But every once in a while, a comment like this one comes through the system:

“Thank you for this blog. My spirit is so grieved because I just recently left this church and I’d been going back and forth about the decision.

I just began to truly get into the Word a little over a year ago, but the Holy Spirit is real and He began to snatch me out of darkness right away! My God, I was so ashamed to realize how blind I was. But I have repented and I praise God for His grace and helping me see the truth about these mega pastors.

TD Jake’s was one of the first the Lord revealed to me as a false teacher and things began to open up for me from there. It just seemed JKJ was involved in some questionable events (ex: Together 2016; The Gathering) and then I learned that TD Jakes his “spiritual teacher” (I never knew that before). These things just weren’t adding up.

Then I began to notice how off base some of the guest pastors were, including Keith Battle who, at a service sometime in late summer 2016 shared with the congregation that he listens to Joel Osteen when he’s feeling down. The man actually said that after Osteen’s sermons he feels ‘All the way up!” (*Which he sang from the pulpit…. btw: All the way up is a secular song by rapper Fat Joe*). Joel Osteen??? Fat Joe????

But the congregation jumped to its feet with excitement and, as we filed out, many spoke of how “that was a good word”!

Then, I began to examine some of pastor Jenkins’ sermons compared to the truth of God. That was so hard to do because I didn’t want to believe that he, too, was “one of them”! God, my heart hurts.

I’m coming to see that there are very few churches preaching God’s truth! So much “leaven”! (Please let me know if there are any good churches in the area who ALWAYS preach the Word in its true context.) Anyway, please keep exposing and praying for all who have strayed from the truth. And I pray more begin to seek the Lord’s Word for the truth rather than blindly digesting what they are fed from the pulpit. These poor souls are perishing and don’t even know it. :(“

Yes, there is a local church in which the Word is preached, in which the elders work at feeding the sheep with care.  That place?   Temple Hills Baptist Church.

They’re working their way through a series of sermons on salvation, what it does, what it means.   You can listen to previous sermons there as well.

By the way – you should stay away, far, far away from FBCG.  God has opened your eyes, don’t tempt Him by running back to the error.  It’s a little like the dog that returns to its vomit (Prov 26:11). I have a couple of friends who know better but remain there anyway.  I fear for their discernment.