Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Recently there was a Ruckmanite conference at Victory Baptist Church in Hartford, MI, which I watched online. Since this took place almost exactly one year after the conference Keith Gomez and Sam Gipp held to attack yours truly, I can’t help but assume this was the second annual “Anti-Anderson conference.” I’m calling it that because Ruckmanite ring-leader, Sam Gipp, is clearly obsessed with me. Listen to how many times he mentions me and even addresses me directly throughout the conference:
Although I jokingly refer to their little pro-Israel conference as an anti-Anderson conference, I realize that the entire conference wasn’t about me. Haha. There were several other surprising themes including glorification of violence toward Muslims and also something for all the sci-fi buffs out there.
Although I had the most pulpit mentions, I’m not the only pastor these guys have a beef with. Pastor Bill Grady, one of the keynote speakers at the conference told a story about Pastor McMurtry asking him some questions on the phone about the Jews. Grady likes to say that Pastor McMurtry wasted his time, when Grady was actually the one that called Pastor McMurtry trying to sell him his new book! You can hear that clip here and a lot of other places since Grady has told this same story at many different churches:
The above sermon clip was brought to you by Jimmy John’s. Just kidding, but that story is getting old, Grady. Am I the only one craving a turkey sandwich after all that repetition?
Grady also seems to think we will all be coming back for the Millennium in wedding dresses. Speak for yourself buddy-- I’ll be in a white robe like the Bible says. Listen to this clip for that little gem along with more of Grady’s low points, including him saying that God will break his own word:
One of the craziest statements from the conference came from Pastor Rick Sowell when he said, “I think God’s plan is to populate this entire universe.” Who sits in a church service and listens to this stuff? Perhaps this expansion of the universe thing somehow ties in with evolution and the Gap Theory, which Ruckmanites refer to as the “Gap fact.” Listen to this clip where Sowell twists the scriptures to somehow to try to prove that 298 million planets will eventually be populated! Haven’t we heard something like this before from a man named Joseph Smith? This other planets thing definitely resembles Mormonism. Notice how the Devil repackages a lot of the same lies for different false teachers.
As if all that weren’t bizarre enough, Sam Gipp made an extremely inappropriate joke about handing out tracts at Hooters, a restaurant known as a place to ogle scantily clad waitresses. How would you like to be a woman in that audience hearing this disrespectful and crass reference?
“Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.” Proverbs 14:9
The irony is that in the same sermon, Grady condemns Faithful Word Baptist Church for allowing women to breastfeed in the services.
It’s hard to pick out the absolute worst moment of the conference, but for me personally, the most disgusting part was listening to an Israeli soldier talking about kidnapping and blowing people up and finding a piece of someone’s brain, which he describes as “fun” and “good times.” The pastors acted like giddy schoolgirls as they hung on the Israeli soldier’s every word. And yes, a love offering was taken for their hero.
It almost seemed surreal watching a band of Baptist children perform Hava Nagila in a Christian church.
I’m hoping that mainstream fundamental Baptists listen to what was said at that conference since Brother Hyles and many of the churches in the Hyles camp were attacked for not embracing Peter Ruckman’s hyper-dispensational doctrine. These Rucktards have a lot of nerve attacking most of fundamentalism for not drinking the Koolaid of Ruckmanism.
Newsflash: Peter Ruckman may have been KJV only, but the guy was a quack! Ruckman went into great detail about aliens from other planets, claimed abortion isn’t murder, and has referred to black people as “monkey men” in his insane writings. More famously, Ruckman taught that there are seven dispensations and that people were saved by works in the Old Testament. The independent fundamental Baptist movement as a whole has rejected Ruckmanism, but lately, it seems to be gaining in popularity in certain circles.
Braindead Ruckmanites are calling the new IFB movement a “Christian cult,” but they are the ones recommending that we get our doctrine from a man! If you are a real Baptist, the Bible is your authority, not some man.
Here is the documentary that provoked the Anti-Anderson Conference Series
Friday, May 4, 2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Regardless of the fact that I was banned from Jamaica, the Jamaica mission trip was still a huge success. Out of the 39 people who were planning on going on that trip, 37 of them made it to the field. The only two people who didn’t end up going were my son Isaac and me.
On a week-long mission trip, those 37 people got approximately 800 saved through personal soul winning, either one-on-one or in very small groups. Jamaica is an extremely receptive place, and people were ready to hear the Gospel.
Not only did the team do a lot of personal soul winning, but they also preached to many large crowds. I saw video footage of members of the team preaching to public school assemblies of around 500-600 teenagers. Not only that, but they also got to preach to smaller groups in individual classrooms. Sometimes they were given an entire hour to teach the Bible in these classes. In addition to the preaching they did in the schools, they were also able to preach in police departments to the police force, and they were even allowed onto a military base to preach to the military.
Thousands of people heard the gospel, and over 7,000 DVDS and flash drives were handed out, mainly the DVD “New World Order Bible Versions.” Not only are there now a lot of Baptist materials floating around Jamaica, but the media coverage of me getting banned will potentially cause millions of people all over the Caribbean to hear the Gospel message online.
With all of the negative publicity, you would think that some of the preaching engagements would have gotten canceled, but they all went off without a hitch. In fact, the only place that canceled anything was a left-wing university that decided not to show the movie Babylon U.S.A., probably for political reasons. The fact that our soul winners were received so well goes to show that it wasn’t the people of Jamaica that didn’t want us there.
As with other times I’ve been banned from a country, the media attention boosted internet traffic and millions of people heard the Word of God preached online. The trip itself was a major success, and it wasn’t slowed down whatsoever by me getting banned. Those 37 people accomplished a lot in Jamaica, and the 11 people in Aruba who my son and I were able to win to the Lord, definitely benefited from the change in our plans.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”—Romans 8:28'
Here is a sermon where I preached about the successes over there. The sermon is called "The Word of God is Not Bound"
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Thank you, everyone, for participating in the contest! The correct answer was Aruba. My son Isaac and I were there for a little less than 3 days, and we were able to get a total of 11 people saved, in addition to swimming and riding bikes.
The grand prize winner was saturnfrombrooklyn! Please contact us at the church email address, saturnfrombrooklyn, so you can claim your prize. The church email address is email@example.com.
Here is a list of all the people who guessed correctly during the contest. If you are on the list, and you don't go to Faithful Word Baptist Church, email us your mailing address so we can mail you your consolation prize.
If you are on the list, and you are a member of Faithful Word Baptist Church, we will have a different prize for you, that will be given out in person at a church service.
Here is the list:
saturnfrombrooklyn (January 30, 2018 at 6:47 PM)
DudnNita Reeves (January 30, 2018 at 6:48 PM)
Matthew Buhr (January 30, 2018 at 7:18 PM)
Crystal Van Meter
Ray Hesser Jr
Janell the Baptist
Robert J Hanney
Fernando the Baptist
Rev. James Cost
Pastor Tyler J. Doka (GHBC)
Pastor Enrique Reyes
Gina D/Troy NY
Chad Rebu King
Gerardo Cabrera Ponce
Here are some funny trailers we made as a joke while we were there:
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
|Isaac fresh off the plane. We didn't rent a car because we are just going to walk and/or ride bicycles.|
On Monday, I was on my way to a missions trip in Jamaica when I stopped for a layover in Atlanta. I was informed by the airline upon arrival in Atlanta that the Jamaican government would not allow me to enter the country. Since I was already all the way in Atlanta, and my son and I were all set for a missions trip, we decided to redirect to another country in the Caribbean instead. We booked a flight for Tuesday morning and spent the night in Atlanta.
We've arrived! We got here late in the afternoon, got settled into our lodging, had dinner, and went out soul-winning. We had a total of 3 people saved.
But where are we?
Over the next few days I will be posting pictures from the trip, and there will be a contest to see who can guess which country we are in. There will be more and more clues given each day, as well as lots of pictures. So far, we took very few pictures because we got in late, but we will take a lot more tomorrow.
These are the rules:
1. The ONLY way to enter your guess is by leaving it in a comment on this blog. Your comment may or may not be approved (depending on if it gives too much info away), but be assured that I am receiving your comments.
2. You can only guess one time per day. Feel free to guess each day as more info is revealed.
3. You can only guess one country at a time.
4. Everyone who guesses correctly wins. There will be an unlimited number of winners. All winners will receive a prize mailed to them.
5. The very first person to correctly guess will be the grand prize winner. There will only be ONE grand prize winner. This person will win airline tickets for two (if in the USA) or an airline ticket for one (if outside the USA) to the soul-winning conference in Detroit on April 19-21.
6. Do not guess on any other social media or reveal the answer once you know it. Please share this post on other social media sites, but don't post your guesses there.
7. Contest ends this Friday night at midnight Jamaica time (February 2).
8. Winners will be announced a few days later.
|Isaac loved the meal despite his face in this picture. He was chewing.|
|Isaac at the small pool where we are lodging.|
Here is the video I made from Atlanta where I talk about being banned from Jamaica:
Here is my quick video update from inside our room at the "hotel:"
The Book of Isaiah has 66 chapters, and this number is significant because there are 66 books in the Bible. I’ve heard it said that the chapters in Isaiah actually mirror the books of the Bible, and I have found this to be true based on my own personal study. I haven’t found all of the correlations because some are stronger than others, but here are just a few examples that I hope will spark your interest and motivate you to do your own reading.
Isaiah 1: Genesis
First of all, in Isaiah Chapter 1 the heavens and the earth are mentioned--just like in Genesis Chapter 1. Also, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is mentioned, which was also from Genesis.
Isaiah 5: Deuteronomy
The first time the Bible mentions Hell is in Deuteronomy, the fifth book of the Bible, and the first time Isaiah mentions Hell is in Chapter 5.
“Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.” –Isaiah 5:14
“For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.” –Deuteronomy 32:22
Isaiah 40: Matthew
It is interesting that Isaiah has a major gear change once you get to Chapter 40, which is the chapter that corresponds with the beginning of the New Testament. In fact, many Jewish rabbis I have spoken with and other Bible "scholars" wrongfully believe that Isaiah was written by two different people since chapters 1-39 are so different than chapters 40-66. John the Baptist is prophesied in Isaiah 40, verse 3, and he is also talked about in Matthew Chapter 3 (which quotes Isaiah 40).
Isaiah 45: Romans
In Isaiah Chapter 45, the potter and the clay analogy is used, and it comes up in again in the Book of Romans.
“Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?” –Isaiah 45:9
“Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?”—Romans 9:20-21
I’ve found a lot more correlations, but those are just a few examples that I hope will pique your curiosity about this fun way to study the Bible. As you read through each book, read the corresponding chapter in Isaiah and try to spot the tie-ins. Hint: Sometimes it is just one phrase.
Here is the sermon on the Major Prophets where I discuss a few more of these interesting parallels.