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When they came to the crowd, a man came up to Jesus, falling on his knees before Him and saying, "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is a lunatic and is very ill; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. I brought him to Your disciples, and they could not cure him.” And Jesus answered and said, “You unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him here to Me. And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured at once. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not drive it out?” And He *said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”
What is your definition of a local church? What does the Bible say about this? There is only one scripture that best describes a church meeting of fellow followers of Jesus Christ. What is it? It is found in Matthew 18:20. Jesus teaches his disciples the following…
In other words, it’s every time brothers and/or sisters in the Lord meet with other brothers and/or sisters in the Lord to help each other become more like Jesus in our thinking and learn to obey the eternal truths He has taught us as explained in the New Testament. It’s not where we meet that matters to Jesus, it’s when we meet. We have no Temple to go to until it is rebuilt and placed in Jerusalem. Right now our hearts are the Temple of God. Jesus speaks to John in a vision about the Holy City of God coming out of the sky when He returns. I believe this includes His Temple (the House of God) as well. I envision this like when you purchase a manufactured home and the builder brings it to your own property already built. Does this make sense?
Bible Think Tank Scriptures for the day...
Added note: President Trump calls this extreme vetting.
Kind of sounds like the Theory of Evolution, does it not?
Bible Think Tank quotes for the day...
A quote by Winston Churchill
Added note: Many British Parliament Progressives have tried to bury this quote from Churchill. I have studied Churchill in my past because my Dad told me that the "Randolph" sir name is tied into Churchill's family tree so I know this quote is accurate because I remember this quote from past readings about him. I have kept a written record on past quotes that have had a profound impact on my understanding of human nature and how it applies to public policy. My father's ancestors descended from the Fitz-Randolph family name.
"All Truth Passes Through Three stages. First: It Is Ridiculed, Second: It Is Violently Opposed, And Third: It Is Accepted As Self-Evident" – Arthur Schopenhauer, Philosopher
Let me add that all prophets of truth go through this three stage process to authenticate the accuracy of their prophecy.
Great recent quote by Laura Ingram...felt compelled to publicize it on our website for your benefit.
Let me add a quote of my own...
"It’s progressive liberal ideology that corrodes the gears of progress. I am calling out all the liberals, socialists, communists, globalists, humanists, evolutionists, progressives and deep state bureaucrats who run the show for their blatant prejudice and hypocrisy directed towards those who believe we are "One Nation under God". All talk and no show as I like to say about the "cry babies" in the Democratic party. There is nothing more irritating than a whiny spoiled rotten child who can't get his or her way. Agreed?
Let me give my definition of a deep state bureaucrat. This person has never had a privately held job in their life. The only pay check they have ever received is a government paycheck. In other words, they have no idea how private enterprise works and how efficient and productive it is compared to the way government agencies perform their operations. It is not motivated out of a desire to provide for the needs of our community as an elected public servant, it's motivated out of greed for more money, power, fame and control over those they have been elected to serve. We called folks who made a career in the Navy “Lifers” because they are so consumed in the regiment of the establishment rather than have the freedom to be the "best we can be".
This type of insufficient behavior falls under the sin of laziness in which I believe is the most denied addiction known to man. The sin of coveting other people's fame and fortune blossoms out of this sin. It is motivated out of jealousy and envy of other people's property, prosperity and position in life. These folks are the frauds and free loaders among us. Jesus calls these folks WEEDS. In other words, they resent the fact that they are not as prosperous or as prestigious as those who actually put in the time, thought, work and effort to be successful entrepreneurs who supply a much-needed product or service in the market place. Their only excuse for their lack of production is "they are a victim of all the rich people's greed". My Granddaddy use to say, “excuses are like ass holes, we all have one”.
I just recently recently read this article by Romina Boccia on this very subject. It is very insightful.
The vast majority of people who work for the government are the losers in life because private employers such as myself realize in their job interview for employment they would be more of a liability than an asset to their company's bottom line. These folks go on to work for the government because private employers like myself will not hire them. They know that the government values tenure over performance in the work space.
Bass Ackwards, right?
Do you understand why our government loses more money than they take in? It is because these free loaders have no idea how to manage a budget. They resolve their incompetent spending of our tax dollars by raising our taxes to cover the cost of their own mistakes. This never works with a privately run company. Our customer base will not buy it pure and simple. This is a fact of life Jack! Let's get REAL rather than ideal, DEAL?
President Trump is the One Chosen by our Heavenly Father to revive the Body of Christ within our Nation by draining the swamp of all the corrupt and incompetent politicians who run the show. Jesus called these people "weeds", "snakes" and "broods of vipers". So much for name calling, huh? Isn't it interesting that it takes an outsider like Trump to revive both the church and our allegiance to God and Country?" Historically, God's prophets have always been outsiders.
I have learned from much practical experience it is much easier to see corruption and incompetence by observing it from the outside rather from the inside. Have you noticed this to be true? It is hard to see anything when swimming through the murky waters of the "Swamp".
Unfortunately, by no fault of their own, too many children never grow up to be like Jesus in their thinking. speaking and mannerisms. These kids go on to be the parasites in our community by sucking the life blood out of other people's wealth and generosity. These are the Socialists and Communists among us who want everything to be FREE in life. We can put FULL blame on a LACK OF BIBLICAL PARENTING for this HUGE neglect. Doesn't the local church community bare some responsibility here as well? The only things that should be free in life are stated in our Bill of Rights.
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I have been going to church my whole life. I must confess it has been a long time since I have seen God at work in what I call the "mainstream church" today. Preachers of the Gospel are all talk and no show just like our politicians today. The only places I hear about God at work in the world today is the underground church in China, select Christian Churches in Muslim controlled countries and through the leadership of President Donald Trump. God has put Donald Trump in place as our new leader to set new public policy and put it into action for the people he has been elected to serve to keep us from moral and financial bankruptcy.
Have you noticed President Trump is actually fulfilling his campaign promises unlike most politicians? This is what Jesus meant when He said you will KNOW them by their fruit. In other words, it’s what we PRODUCE in life that really matters. Words are worthless unless it is backed up with FRUITION.
Certain missionaries have told me what's going on in these underground churches and speak of their great unwavering faith. All of these missionaries keep their correspondence secret to protect the identity of those who practice their faith in countries where they will be severely punished for worshiping the "Creator of our Solar System called the Milky Way". To me, these are the real authentic Christians in our world today.
I met a beautiful lady online from Hong Kong. She flew over to visit me in 2008 for a month. Her name is Tanny So. My daughter Hannah met her. It would have been much better if I had married her instead of the woman I met online from Romania. Hindsight is always 20-20, right? My psychotherapist, Gordon Hobbie, advised me to not marry Tanny because Chinese custom is for a dowry to be paid for a wife in their culture. He thought this was suspicious. Tanny wanted the dowry for her mother and not herself. Her dad is deceased. She told me he was a carver of wood and made many beautiful objects with his creative art work. I fully understand Tanny’s concern for the future welfare of her mother. It would have been well worth it if I paid this dowry in my opinion. I have never seen a woman who is so devoted to prayer as her. She told me about the underground church in China. I regret not keeping an ongoing friendship with her. My emails to her are being blocked for some reason. I must conclude that God has other plans for me. Are you seeing what is going on in Hong Kong right now in the news? Do we want our government to crack down on our freedoms like China is doing to their own citizens?
We are supposed to be One Nation Under God. Are we as a Nation pledging allegiance to the Creator of our Nation? Do you think God is going to bless a Nation of Narcissists and Hypocrites? It is highly likely that God has taken His hand of blessing off our country because of our neglect in our obedience to His will for our life. What do you think?
I am going to make a prediction about China. We know China is building the largest Army and Navy in World to spread and protect their communist ideology. Currently, they are our most dangerous foreign threat to our religious freedom in America. I believe China in the near future will be defeated from within by their own people who are sold out to Jesus and not by any other country’s military force.
The religion of Islam is by far and away our biggest threat to our religious freedom in the future. Don’t worry about China, they are in God’s protective hands. We need to be thankful for China’s underground church. Watch and wait, great things will come about in the future for China. How do I know this? Because, these are the folks who are genuinely committed to following Jesus. They are demonstrating what it is really like to be the future "Bride of Jesus". Do you agree?
Do you really think most professing Christians in our country today will actually lay down their life if necessary in their commitment to follow Jesus? Please contact me and let me know of any churches where God is actually at work. I will test the spirits of the church you mention and see if they are truly authentic in their conviction to carry out the "Great Commission".
I believe there are millions of men all across our country who do not attend church anymore for the same reasons Jesus and John the Baptist did not hang around the Jewish religious leaders of their day. The religious leaders when Jesus walked this earth were also the government leaders because their government was a Theocracy at the time. In other words, there was no separation between church and state as we have it here in our country. As noted in the New Testament, Jesus would much rather hang around Tax Collectors and sinners and John the Baptist would much rather live in the desert and eat locusts and wild honey than mingle with these corrupt religious politicians who were called Pharisees and Scribes in the Bible. My church attendance experience since leaving Seminary in 1983 has taught me that the vast majority of church leaders today by default have the same self-righteous mindset that the religious politicians had when Jesus and John the Baptist walked this earth over 2000 years ago. What are your thoughts?
The names of two men come to mind as perfect examples of someone who has the sanctimonious mindset of a Jewish Pharisee. They are James Comey and Robert Mueller. Did you know that these men are best friends and both are devout Roman Catholics? They remind me of a lot of Elders, Deacons and Pastors I have dealt with in the past. Many of of our politicians have the exact same narcissistic mindset. If people really KNOW Jesus, they would KNOW what I am writing about is true. The Holy Spirit confirms Spiritual truths in our heart when we have been truly baptized into the Eternal Family of God.
Comey’s wife and daughters marched in the streets of Washington DC wearing pink pussies on their heads protesting the pro-life stance on abortion and their disdain for our President. It is obvious they hate Donald Trump and want to see him impeached. I personally believe there would be no peace in the Comey household unless he complies with his wife and daughters demands. I will bet you that Bob Mueller's wife wears the pants in his marriage as well. I read where the Comey's and the Mueller's as a married couple attend the same Bible study together. Do you think Bob and Jim required their wives to attend this Bible study or was is the other way around? Based on my personal experience, the odds are in favor of the latter. Do you think this hatred for our President could have been generated out of this Catholic Bible study group? I do not remember a time when my wives allowed me to make the final decision on any important matter because they actually think they know better than me on what Jesus teaches us. Have you experienced this type of prejudicial discrimination from your wife and your X's like I have?
Let me add that Judge Napolitano on Fox News hates our President as well and he is a stanch Roman Catholic. The Mormon Cult and Republican Party member Mitt Romney is a “Never Trumper” as well. Does the "harlot church" figure in here?
How do I know what I just wrote is true? Because there would be no peace in my household unless I complied with the my wife and three daughters demands when it comes to making decisions on how church, family and government policy should work. Quit fooling yourselves. Women run the show in America today. Have you figured this out yet?
It's tragic how past mistakes in history have a way of repeating itself over time. King Solomon knew this to be true. Why is it that we as "One Nation under God" do not learn from our past mistakes? Maybe a big part of the problem is our public education system today is by design excluding the study of "American History" from their course curriculum. We, as a Nation, will not learn from our past mistakes and successful accomplishments if we do not make students aware of them, right? Progressive liberal politicians do not want us to learn what made our Country the Greatest Nation in the History of the world. This is the main reason they are censuring this truth. Our President, of course, wants to make it great again. Is anything wrong with that?
Isn't it tragic how the local church wants to blame our government for all our problems? Our problems are caused by the mainstream church’s neglect in not maintaining discipline and accountability with each person who belongs to a local meeting of professing Christians. We have no one to blame for our moral decline as a nation other than ourselves as individual defective parts of the Body of Christ.
A narcissistic mindset most always will project blame on someone else rather than admit their own faults and this includes their addictions to certain sin as well. They cannot come to grips with their own sin so they discard it by passing the blame to other people they despise. Have you noticed this to be true? This is called DENIAL in addiction recovery groups such as AA.
I learned in Seminary that church growth has been declining since the 1960's. I have been asking myself why this has been happening ever since. I have done extensive research on this subject and would like to share what I have learned with the men who would like to take part in this Men's Mentoring Ministry in Oviedo and to those who are studying issues associated with church growth decline.
I believe the majority of our "Mainstream Church" leaders (Protestant and Catholic) are just as corrupt, if not more corrupt, as the majority of our Government leaders today. God's Word says church leaders will be held to a higher standard on judgement day. I believe our elected officials should be held to a higher standard as well when they defraud the people they are elected to serve.
Our Elected officials are voted into office and their salaries are paid for by our tax dollars as Citizens of United States of America. We the people are the BOSS and not the other way around as all of the career government bureaucrats would have you believe. Our Heavenly Father designed us to be operated internally rather than externally. Vanity is external. Humility is internal. Do understand what I am trying to get at?
Have you noticed how career politicians like Hillary Clinton are not held accountable for their highly unethical and illegal behavior when competing for positions of power. They will lie, steal, cheat and in some cases murder to get what they want? And, when they are caught breaking the law, their crime is overlooked and considered inconsequential since their progressive liberal ideology is considered ABSOLUTE TRUTH and anyone who disagrees with them should be publicly shamed and ostracized for heresy and grounds for severe punishment for not conforming to their narcissistic desires.
It totally confounds me that there are so many professing Christians that cannot see the corruption that exists with certain political figures like Bill and Hillary Clinton. I personally believe that you do not need the gift of discernment to see this corruption. Just open your eyes and start using that muscle God gave us that exists between our ears. This is not hard to figure out if we put away our personal biases and start using SCIENTIFIC LOGIC to figure out what is going on. Does this make sense?
I believe the Bible teaches that the more responsibility a leader has in providing for the needs of a community the stricter God’s judgement will be on him or her. We know as seasoned and savvy business men the following truth...
The more responsibility one takes on, the more liability he must assume. Agreed?
I will share with you why church growth has been declining with over whelming evidence as presented in the 30 point Thesis posted on this website. These points will be brain stormed within the Think Tank of this Men's Ministry with the hope of confronting and correcting these issues that have plagued us as the Body of Christ far too long. We can't keep kicking this can down the road, can we?
Have you read and studied Jesus' "High Priestly Prayer" found in John Chapter 17 of the Bible? I believe Jesus' main theme in His earnest plea to our Heavenly Father is for all of us as brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus to...
What troubles me about this prayer is I see no evidence of any ONENESS between professing Christians in the mainstream church today. Do you? Have you ever taken time to try and add up all the factions that have divided the so called "church" in America? Does it look like God answered His Son Jesus' prayer? I think the answer is obvious.
So, why is the church so divided? This topic will to be brain stormed with the help of the Holy Spirit in this Bible Think Tank to be made up of men who have a true devotion to serve our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and put in the time and effort to complete His perfect will for our lives.
Therefore, our main purpose or mission statement for this men's mentoring ministry is to become "One with Jesus as He is One with Our Heavenly Father". I believe to accomplish this it bowls down to this primary goal stated by the Apostle Paul below...
(Tom's paraphrase of Romans 12:2)
I believe to have the true mindset of Jesus we need to learn how to have flexible objectivity within the scope of our thinking process that allows us to ponder all the possibilities of reason outside the box of our personal biases. This is what it means to be "thinking outside the box". We need to learn how to escape the limitations of our own finite mindset and enter into the infinite mindset of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is our teacher and guide when it comes to our imagination and innovation when exploring the infinite thoughts of God. Jesus said He will be in the midst of those who gather in His name.
This Bible verse best describes to me what the "church" is meant to be. In other words, where two or more are gathered in Jesus’ name, He will be in the invisible midst of our thinking process and will teach us about all things pertinent to His perfect will for us as His future Bride and our role as participants in His Kingdom to come on earth as it is in Heaven...Hallelujah!
Every man in this men's ministry will participate in this think tank with equal time and opportunity to share what's on our minds. We will always treat each other with utmost respect regardless of our differences in opinion. If anyone in this group of men shows a lack of respect for another person's opinion or leak what's said to outsiders, I will lock you out of our login faster than you can say peanut butter. All of our thoughts that come to mind in this Bible Think Tank will be filtered through the template of the Bible to make sure they are in line with God's will as defined by His written word found in the Holy Bible.
Why is it that so many professing Christians disregard this blatant warning as if it is irrelevant to our personal knowledge of who Jesus is as both God and man and how we should relate to Him as our best friend? What is the key word in this sentence? It's obviously the verb (action word) "KNEW". The Apostle John wrote the following...
I think I am safe in saying that if we do not know Jesus, He does not know us as well. The best way I can describe what this relationship should look like in human terms is a Soul Mate. Jesus is that soul mate we have all been looking for. Am I right in my reasoning?
The Bible refers to the church as being the future Bride of Jesus. We, as a church body of fellow believers in Jesus, are supposed to be getting ready for His return so we can consummate our Marriage with Him in a spiritual sense. Don't you remember Jesus said He is going away to prepare a place for us in our future home called Heaven? It was the Jewish custom for the men to prepare a home for their future brides before they had sexual relations. The Bible uses the word know on many occasions to refer to sexual intercourse. God describes sexual intercourse as when a husband and wife come together and become ONE in the flesh. It's a "no brainer" that God is all about being ONE in spirit with Him and our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
What can we deduce from this proclamation from Jesus? Am I right to assume that if Jesus does not know us then we don't really know Him as well? I most certainly do not want to hear Jesus tell me when I meet Him face to face one day that He does not know me. Do you?
Doesn't it make sense that we better be sure that WE REALLY KNOW JESUS before we meet Him one day? Let me ask you a question...
Which phrase gives us more assurance of our Salvation? KNOWING we are saved or BELIEVING we are saved.
The key to salvation is knowing Jesus not just believing in Him. Belief is too shallow and falls short of our understanding of the deity of Jesus. Do you see the difference? Belief is just an introduction to our life long commitment to get to know Jesus in the most intimate way possible.
The Bible says to be absent from the Body is to be present with the Lord. The only way to be absent from the body is to die. The following question should haunt us if we are genuinely concerned about what our relationship with our supposed best friend Jesus should be...
I posted this website and am in the infant stages of planting this Men's Mentoring Ministry Church in Oviedo, FL. I am praying that certain men will show an interest in being a part of this church body to help get this men's ministry up and running and help achieve the objectives I have stated on the Ministry Page. That being said, let's take the necessary steps of faith to see this ministry come to fruition. Jesus said, "you will know them by their fruit". In other words, it is what we produce or accomplish in in life. We find this factual info listed on our employment application, right?
It is helpful to understand that agriculture was the predominant industry that sustained the livelihood of the Jewish nation at that time. The fruit metaphor is an excellent illustration of what Supply and Demand is all about. Please see my resume to see what fruit I have produced in life with the help of God's Spiritual gifts, strength, wisdom and leadership.
I hope and pray what God put on my heart to write on this website will have more credibility once you inspect my fruit. I don't get any respect from my church peers in Oviedo anymore...MAYBE I NEVER HAD THE RESPECT TO BEGIN WITH...I'M NOT SURE? Never forget Jesus said we will know God's Elect by the quality and quantity of fruit we produce as ambassadors for Jesus. In other words,
God will judge us on the following criteria…
· Are we written down in the Lambs Book of Life.
· The quality and quantity of what we PRODUCE in life.
· And who gets the glory for our accomplishments.
Give credit where credit is due. This is called gratitude. A word that a narcissist does not understand. Salvation is all about GRACE...
God's Riches At Christ's Expense
I pray God will bring select men in the Oviedo area who have become disillusioned with the fake mainstream church to prayerfully consider becoming a part of this men's mentoring ministry. Come now let us reason together as we get to know Jesus as our best and most intimate friend. Maybe this will be a church you and I will be comfortable with for a change. I promise you I will do my best to help you become an important part of this Men's Mentoring Ministry as we assemble all the parts to function in unison with the Holy Spirit. Let's start a conversation. Please contact me for more information on a time and place to meet. I would love to get to know you personally as a friend and fellow brother in Christ. I must warn you, I use extreme vetting techniques before I allow anyone to participate in this men's ministry. I hope you understand the importance of this...
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