Saturday, August 25, 2012

Canada's United Church is an embarrassment to the Christian Community and an affront to God. St. Paul said it was a shame to even speak of some of the things people did in private. There seems to be no sense of shame among the leaders of the United Church of Canada. In 1965 after that denomination had brought out their New Curriculum, I preached widely on the radio and in my crusades about the serious violation of that church's 1925 Constitution which upheld the Bible as the basis for faith, morals and practice. By gutting the first eleven chapters of Genesis calling it a myth or folklore and questioning the miracles in the Bible, the virgin birth of Jesus of Nazareth and His glorious resurrection from the dead, they were well on their way to imploding and self destruction. In the past there have been jokes about that denomination turning their pulpits into fruit stands, etc, but for me and serious Christians what is happening there is not a joke but a genuine tragedy for us all. May God in His mercy reach out to that sick, impoverished organization in their deception and cleanse and restore it to a genuine House of God again. Amen. - Pastor Max Solbrekken

The Imploding and Very Liberal United Church of Canada

Canada’s largest Protestant church is also its fastest declining. In the mid 1960s the United Church of Canada had 1.1 million members and in 2010 had 490,000. Almost certainly it has lost thousands more since.

It is also perhaps Canada’s and even North America’s most liberal denomination, specializing in environmentalism, Palestinian advocacy, and same sex marriage. One of its prominent ministers is a celebrated and outspoken atheist.

Its former chief officer openly denied Christ’s deity. Its current outgoing moderator, an activist for “climate justice,” was unable to tell a reporter what doctrines were essential to the church.

On Thursday the denomination elected its first openly homosexual moderator, perhaps the first major church in the world to do so. Four of the 15 candidates were openly gay.

Founded in the 1920s as a merger of Methodists, Congregationalists, and Presbyterians, the United Church has long been defined by its radical politics rather than cohesive theology.

“In the 1960s and ’70s we became embarrassed about Jesus,” one woman pastor told a Canadian newspaper, the National Post, last year. “And so we distanced ourselves from Jesus, and the point is without Jesus there’s no point in having a church.

iTunes has better music and the NDP [National Democratic Party] has better policies; everything else we do now somebody else does way better. The only thing we can do is this Jesus thing.” She said: “I would say that the United Church no longer has many unifying factors.”

A Redeemer University church historian told the same newspaper about the United Church: “
What is this organization bringing to the table that doesn’t already exist from a secular perspective?

There are many people concerned about the environment who have no belief in God. If you are essentially not bringing anything that’s different, there’s a risk you will be perceived as redundant and groups who are redundant lose members.”

He added: “Everyone speaks about the environment and Palestine and the environment. You can find it everywhere.” Vibrant churches are distinct from secular culture and have doctrinal boundaries, he said.

The outgoing moderator, when pressed to explain the United Church’s core doctrine last year, hesitantly replied that theology was “difficult to pin down with prose,” since words of faith are “words of poetry, words of heart and words of soul.”

Of course, the church has had no reluctance finding words of condemnation for tar sands
 oil exploration or Israel, issues where truth is evidently more manifest. “I don’t believe Jesus was God, but I’m no theologian,” the church’s then moderator admitted in 1997. No doubt.

Even more so than the U.S. United Church of Christ or Episcopal Church, the United Church of Canada has been a laboratory of liberal theology. The results are disastrous, and its future is grim.
It lost 55 percent of its members while Canada’s population grew 78 percent. Maybe its example will at least warn others.

Meanwhile, in recent years, some
 surveys have shown an increase in Canadian non Catholic church attendance overall. Non-denominational churches and conservative denominations like the Assemblies of God and Christian Missionary Alliance are growing. Prime Minister Stephen Harper belongs to the later.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Black Moses Challenging the Enemies of God's People! A Black Preacher stands up to the PERVERSION that has taken over the White House and the Democrat Party! Good on you, Bishop Jackson.!!! - Pastor Max Solbrekken

               Bishop E.W. Jackson is making a war cry: “Let God's people go."
By Clash Daily / 22 August 2012

Jackson, a Marine Corps veteran, graduate of Harvard Law School and adjunct professor of law, is echoing the words of Moses in a campaign to persuade Christians of all races that the time has come for a wholesale exodus of Christians from the Democrat Party.
The former candidate for U.S. Senate in Virginia points to what he calls the Democrat party’s “cult-like devotion” to abortion; the rejection of the traditional biblical model of family; the hostility hurled at those who express a Christian viewpoint such as Chick-fil-A president and Chief Operating Officer Dan Cathy; the actions of organizations such as the ACLU and the Foundation For Freedom From Religion in suing cities and towns for displaying crosses at memorials or mentioning the name Jesus in prayer at official events.
Beyond all of this, Jackson says, Democrat operatives are also attacking Gabrielle Douglas, the 16-year old black American who won the 2012 gold medal in gymnastics.
“The accomplished young lady had the nerve to give glory to God for her win,” Jackson says. “This apparently offended liberals.”
Case in point: Mary Elizabeth Williams, journalist for the progressive online magazine, wrote, “I’ve often wondered what it is about Christians like Douglas that unnerves me so … Douglas and her ilk seem to espouse a faith based on what is commonly referred to as ‘The God of Parking Spaces.’”
Jackson, founder and president of STAND (Staying True to America’s National Destiny), responds: “Progressives are indeed ‘unnerved’ by devout Christians. That’s why they resort to ridicule, even of a 16-year-old Olympic medal winner. Williams says we worship ‘The God of Parking Spaces,’ but I would prefer Gabby’s God of grace and kindness to the leftist’s god of ridicule and persecution.
“Our Heavenly Father loves us and helps those who are humble enough to ask Him.”
Later this month when Democrats make same-sex marriage part of their official Party Platform, the former practicing attorney says they will be spitting in the face of every Bible-believing Christian in America: “They will be saying, ‘We don’t care what you think, what you believe, or what the Bible or the God of the Bible says. We know better than God.’”
Jackson’s message to Christians is, “The Democrat Party has turned its back on Christians. It is time to turn our backs on the Democrat Party.”

BILLY GRAHAM answered, “I did indeed want to set religion back not just 100 years, but 1900 years, to the Book of Acts, when first century followers of Christ were accused of turning the Roman Empire upside down.” Thank God for the powerful record of Evangelist Billy Graham, and the boldness and moral clarity his son Franklin Graham declares in his preaching and statements to the Media. Let us believe God for a Spiritual Awakening like those of the Early Church, Count Zinzendorf's Moravians and in Evan Robert's Wales. - Pastor Max Solbrekken


         ‘Come Home to Jesus’ Crusade!

                      By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

      Speaking from London over BBC Radio having fled Norway as Hitler’s Army advanced, King Haakon stated:
    “The only thing that can save our world out of difficulties and all evil is to return to the old-time Christianity with the old values which must totally saturate a people, if our culture is to be safe-guarded.”
     We in Canada are now in danger of losing the long-held Christian morality and values in our homes, churches, schools and society at large!
    Our systems of commerce, education, governments, judiciary and religion, have been tainted by the moral and spiritual backsliding of a large part of our populace!
     What is needed in our nation is a return to the old-fashioned principles and standards of righteous Christian morality and the reverence and godly “fear of the Lord” with love and compassion toward our fellowman!
     We have drifted from our godly roots as a Judaeo-Christian people, who have in the past been abundantly blessed with the favour of God. As a nation, however, we have slipped and fallen! 
     Canada is presently on the verge of becoming a country without any moral compass or moral authority and has to a great extent abandoned the teachings of the Word of God, the Holy Bible!
     An historical study of Israel clearly reveals that the Almighty God, Creator, Redeemer, Saviour and Lord of the Universe punished His Chosen People by bringing hordes of pagans against them when they forsook Him.
      Repeatedly, He allowed their enemies to rule over them, until they were willing to repent of their sins and return unto the Lord!
    The Holy Bible says: “Has a nation changed its gods, which are not gods? But My people have changed their Glory for what does not profit.
    “For My people have committed two evils; They have forsaken Me, the Fountain of Living Waters, and hewed themselves cisterns – broken cisterns that can hold no water.” (Jer. 2: 11, 13)
    “Thus saith the Lord: Stand in the ways and see, And ask for the old paths, where the good way is, And walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.” (Jer.6: 16)
     EUROPEONS have for the most part forsaken the Lord and are presently wallowing in immorality, sexual perversion, pornography, prostitution, alcohol and drug abuse, gambling, corruption, abortion and pedophilia.
      God’s judgment has already begun there. Backslidden FRANCE is beginning to feel the brunt of Islamic terrorism and a violent backlash against the godlessness that is perverting the entire society there!
    I urge all Canadians in high places and low to repent and to call upon the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for His mercy, blessing and protection.
     We must return to God nationally and begin winning to Christ the precious non-believers in our midst before CANADA also is torn apart by fanatical religious terrorists, who are intent upon conquest and mastery!  
    FREDRICK DOUGLASS - former slave who became a great orator wrote: "Those who profess to favour freedom, yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without ploughing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.
     “This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will."
    As Hitler’s great armies were sweeping across Europe in 1939, King George V1 of Great Britain quoted the following poem in his Christmas Message on BBC Radio:
    “I said to the Man at the gate of the year, ‘Give me a lamp that I might see the way.’ He said to me, ‘Put your hand in the hand of God. That will be to you better than a lamp and more than a known way’.”
     When BILLY GRAHAM set up a tent seating 3,000 people in Los Angeles in 1949, he was greatly aided by Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst who ordered his editors to “puff Graham”.
     Graham became an instant sensation and his crusade continued for eight weeks, with thousands won for Christ!
    While discussing that historic event with my good Jewish friend, the renowned Baptist Evangelist DR. HYMAN APPELMAN, he shared how Billy Graham had repeatedly called him because he had ‘run out of sermons’ and how he had given him his sermon notes over the telephone!
     While Billy Graham was stirring Los Angeles, a fellow evangelist accused him of setting religion back 100 years! Graham replied:
     “I did indeed want to set religion back not just 100 years, but 1900 years, to the Book of Acts, when first century followers of Christ were accused of turning the Roman Empire upside down.”
    Stand with me, my dear friend, in spreading the Gospel far and near across our fair land while still have time!       W                               

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Personal Letter from God's Servant: Jesus said, Go ye into all the world with My Gospel, heal the sick, cast out evil spirits and bring the Good News to everyone.That is a Great Work Order. Let's get started, the quicker the better. - Pastor Max Solbrekken

September, 2012

Dear Friend of Jesus,
     Thank you so much for your letter of support for this vital Ministry of Salvation and Deliverance from the powers of darkness. May God grant you His wonderful blessings to meet you every need!
     I greet you in the matchless name of Jesus Christ, the Only Saviour of the world and the Hope of humanity! Voices are being raised everywhere trying to dissuade the masses of lost souls struggling to find the truth, to look elsewhere. They are LIARS waiting to deceive!
    As the Bible states, a cacophony of lying, deceiving false cultists coupled with sleep-walking, compromising Preachers have forsaken Him, the “Fountain of Living Water” and have sold out to Satan! (2 Peter 2: 1-3)
    Instead of declaring the Truth they have ‘given in’ to doctrines of devils, including political correctness, situation ethics, easy believism, seeker sensitivity, soft-sell, greasy grace and Christianity lite, and have become a part of the problem instead of a part of the solution!

                          THE CALL OF GOD & WORK OF THE MINISTRY!

    In 2005, I had the privilege of speaking to about 10,000 Assembly of God Ministers in Brazil in 4 different Conferences. When I minister to pastors I don’t pull any punches. I preach the same messages the Holy Spirit has preached to me for 50 years!
    As SAUL lay on the ground blinded by that Glorious Light, our Lord instructed him: “Rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this PURPOSE, to make thee a MINISTER and a WITNESS.” He promised to deliver him from the Jews and from the Gentiles (Heathen) unto whom He was sending him.
    JESUS charged him to: “Open their eyes, and to turn them from Darkness to Light and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in Me.” (Acts 26:16-20) Speaking to King Agrippa St. Paul stated that he had been obedient to that Heavenly Vision!
     We must reach Canada with Jesus’ Gospel. We are going back on TV this fall and have recorded a number of testimonies and anointed preaching. A friend promised to match up to $10,000 with those giving $1,000 each. Another friend promised to invest $25,000 if 25 people would each give $1,000 to help launch our NEW Come Home to Jesus’ Television Ministry.
     Please pray that God will bless those He may use at this important time in our history!

Your brother & friend in Jesus,

Pastor Max Solbrekken
2 Corinthians 4: 5

There is only One way to Heaven and that is by the Cross of Christ. Without the shedding of blood there is no remission for sins and the blood of Jesus Christ God's Son was shed for the sins of the whole world. There is only One Saviour who could satisfy the righteous demands of Almighty God and that was the sacrifice of His Only Son who was born to die as His pascal lamb for the sins of mankind. We can now boldly declare with all believers; Christ has died! Christ is Risen! Christ shall come again. Hallelujah. Amen. - Pastor Max Solbrekken!

By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

Jesus said, "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved." (Mark 16:15) 

Our Lord declared, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man cometh unto the Father but by Me."(John 14: 6). 

Jesus invites us, "Come unto Me all ye who labour and are  heavy laden and I will give you rest." (Matt.11: 28). 

He assures us, "Him that cometh unto Me, I will in no wise cast out."(John 6:47):"And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my Father's hand." (Matt.10:28,29). 

St. Paul made this amazing statement, "If ye then be risen with Christ seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God." (Col 3: 1-3). 

My dear friend, you are secure in Jesus! The Word of God states: "And lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world (age)." (Matt.28:20); "He hath said,  I will never leave thee nor forsake thee."( Heb.13:5) 

The original text is stronger. Jesus used a double imperative. He actually said: "I will never NO never leave thee. I will never NO never forsake thee..."
My dear friend, you are secure in Jesus Christ. You can trust Him and depend upon Him to lead you and guide by the Blessed Holy Spirit. He cannot and will not force you to love Him, but He loves you with an unconditional Love.

No one else will ever care for you like Jesus. He loved so so much that He left Heaven's glory to come down to this earth to sacrifice Himself and purchase your soul from damnation and Hell.

The Bible says, "For when we were yet without strength (hopeless), in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; Yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.

"But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by His BLOOD, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 

"For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life." (Rom.5: 5-10)

No wonder  St. John would exclaim: "We love Him because He first loved us." (1 John 4: 8-19) Amen.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Democrat Party's Homosexual Chickens are coming Home to Roost and they don't like it. WARNING: They do like it, but not in an election year.!!! There are TOO MANY normal Americans still around who have some decency and moral normalcy. President Barack Obama should stand up and applaud his fellow Democrat Lawmaker, shouldn't he? Sick! Sick! Sick! It is time for a Moral Revival. - Pastor Max Solbrekken

Shown here is Minnesota state Rep. Kerry Gauthier. (AP)
Minnesota lawmaker urged to step aside after rest-stop liaison with 17-year-old boy
Published August 21, 2012
Associated Press
A Minnesota state lawmaker who authorities say admitted having a liaison with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop faced calls from party leaders on Monday to give up his re-election bid. 

Rep. Kerry Gauthier, 56, hasn't been charged in the July incident, and authorities said he wouldn't be because the boy was older than 16, the legal age of consent, and no money was exchanged. Police say the teenager responded to the lawmaker's Craigslist ad for "no strings attached" sex. 

Gauthier admitted to the liaison, according to police reports made public late last week. The teen told police the two had oral sex, according to the reports. 
The scandal has hurt Democrats' hopes of retaking at least one chamber of the Legislature. They need to pick up at least six seats in the House, and Gauthier's Duluth-area seat is usually reliably Democratic. But if he drops out, any Democrat seeking to replace him would have to run as a write-in candidate, making the race much more difficult to win. 

Still, Democratic leaders called on Gauthier to withdraw from the race. House Minority Leader Paul Thissen, D-Minneapolis, said he was "deeply disappointed" in Gauthier's conduct and wants him to step aside. 

"As I shared with Rep. Gauthier, I believe he should withdraw from the race for re-election," Thissen said in a statement released by his office. 

Less than an hour later, state Democratic Party Chairman Ken Martin echoed Thissen's comments, although neither man asked Gauthier to leave office before his term ends in January. 

Gauthier hasn't commented to reporters on the incident. A call to his cellphone rolled to voicemail on Monday. Thissen's statement said he expects Gauthier to "address these issues publicly and soon." 

Gauthier was hospitalized for an undisclosed condition until last weekend, which prompted Thissen to wait to issue his statement. House Speaker Kurt Zellers, a Republican, on Friday urged Gauthier to resign. 

Gauthier was elected in 2010 with 73 percent of the vote. He is not married. 
Duluth City Councilor Jay Fosle has already filed paperwork to run as a write-in candidate against Gauthier and Republican nominee Travis Silver.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

God is able to save and heal you. He is willing to save and heal you. He yearns to save, heal and bless you! He is Merciful, Compassionate, Loving and Infinitely Good. - Pastor Max Solbrekken


                  By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.

      JESUS CHRIST said: “Come unto Me all ye who labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” (Matt.11: 28); “All that the Father giveth to Me shall come to Me; and Him that cometh unto me, I will in no wise cast out.” (John 6: 37)
Our Lord issued a personal invitation to all who are burdened, stressed and overwhelmed by the multiple problems we face in our society. His offer is still valid today because He is alive and able to answer our prayers and meet our needs!
YOU MAY ASK: “How is that possible since He lived so long ago and was crucified on the ‘cross of shame’ outside the walls of Jerusalem on Mount Calvary? And what is your answer to all the atheists, agnostics, dingbats, money hungry vultures, anti-Christian journalists and writers, film producers and kinky Hollywood actors who continually spew out blasphemies and outrageous lies about Jesus Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords?”
MY FRIEND, NOT TO WORRY: We often find that bigoted, hate-filled, shallow-minded, little-learned, boozing, drug-taking, porno-loving and sexually perverted junkies are like dogs barking at the heels of the horses as the caravan moves forward.  They could also be likened to someone constantly releasing flatulence at a gathering. The sounds and the smells are there for a while to annoy those around them but are soon gone!
It is possible because He is ALIVE and the same yesterday, today and forever! (Heb.13: 8) That is why Jesus Christ could say: “Come unto Me all ye who labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” And that is exactly what everyone needs: Rest from guilt and condemnation; Rest from anxiety, worry and fear; Rest from sickness, disease and pain; Rest from poverty and heartache; Rest from Satan’s enslavement and a lost eternity. We are secure, because Jesus is our REST!
Three days after His sacrificial death for us, God raised our LORD from the dead and He is alive forevermore and has all power in Heaven and in earth!  Here is the Holy Record about that glorious event that changed history for time and eternity!
The Bible states: “And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightening and his raiment white as snow. And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
“And the angel answered and said unto the women; Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for He is risen as He said. Come and see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead; and behold He goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see Him.” (Matt.28: 2-7)
No greater love story has ever been told and no greater love song has ever been sung, than the amazing story of God’s love for His creation, mankind!
The Bible says: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3: 16, 17).   
 “He was in the world and the world was made by Him and the world knew Him not. He came unto His own and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to them gave He the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.” (John 1: 10-12)
 John’s Gospel is about God the Son becoming a man through the INCARNATION (God in human flesh) which is the greatest miracle this world has ever witnessed. More than 700 years before His Virgin Birth in Bethlehem, the Prophet Isaiah made this prophetic utterance: “Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call His Name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14)
Leading Hebrew Scholars state that “a virgin” is better read “the virgin”. The Hebrew definite article ha indicates that a specific woman is in view. The word virgin used here is the unique Hebrew term ‘almah. A comparison of the six other instances where it occurs (Gen.24: 43; Ex. 2: 8; Ps.68: 25; Prov.30: 19; Song 1: 3; 6: 8) shows that it is the most precise term the prophet could have chosen to indicate that the young woman in view was indeed a virgin. The more common word betulah is used twice to refer to a married woman (Deut.22: 19 and Joel 1: 8)
Thus the Septuagint Translation of ‘almah as parthenos (virgin) is correct, as is Mathew 1: 23. Shall conceive is a feminine adjective connected with an active participle (“bearing”) and should be translated “is pregnant”. Thus the scene is present to the prophet’s view, and he sees the pregnant virgin about to bear a Son. That this prophecy must refer to the virgin birth of Christ is obvious since the virgin is pregnant and is still a virgin. Immanuel is a symbolic name meaning God is with us. He is the incarnate Son of God who is further pictured as the Child-Prince in Isaiah 9: 6. – Taken from Nelson Study Bible.
MARTIN LUTHER threw out this challenge: “If a Jew or a Christian or a Mohammedan can prove to me that in any other passage of Scripture ‘almah means a married woman, I will give him a hundred florins, although God only knows where I may find them.” No-one took him up on his challenge!
Never in the history of mankind has a virgin given birth to a baby without a man’s seed through sexual intercourse or artificial insemination! Of such importance was the sign that God gave concerning the birth of His Son that the prophet emphasized, ‘The Lord Himself ’ shall give you a sign!!!
The Holy Scripture says: “Behold while he (Joseph) thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in  a dream saying, Joseph thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
“And she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins. Now, all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the LORD by the prophet, saying, Behold a VIRGIN shall be with child, and shall bring forth a SON, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, GOD WITH US.” (Matt.1: 20-25)
JESUS OF NAZARETH was born to die. He was born crucified! Facing the humiliation of the cross, He said: “Now is My soul troubled’ and what shall I say, save Me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.” (John 12: 27)
Answering Pontius Pilate, Jesus said: “Thou sayest I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the Truth. Everyone that is of the Truth heareth My voice.” (John 18: 37)
St. John stated: “… For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3: 18). And Jesus declared: “The thief (Satan) cometh not but for to steal, and to kill and to destroy. I am come that that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10: 10)
Our LORD warned: “And ye have not His Word abiding in you; for Whom He hath sent, Him ye believe not. Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me. And ye will not come to Me that ye might have Life.” (John 5: 38-40)
“And He said unto them, Ye are from beneath: I am from ABOVE, ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: For if ye believe not that I AM HE, ye shall die in your sins.” (John 8: 23, 24)
Again He stated: “I am the Vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in Me and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit, for without Me ye can do nothing. If ye abide in Me and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” (John 15: 5, 7)

My advice to agnostics, atheists, infidels and Christ haters is:  “Stop looking at your navel and listening to men and women who only listen to others who are navel gazers! Stop reading the trash that has been written by losers who have closed their minds to the only truth there is and that is Jesus Christ and His Gospel. And then read the final words of leaders of the Religion of Atheism and Agnosticism and their sad obituaries!”

Clarence Darrow, famed atheist, criminal lawyer and winner in the Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925 stated at the end of his life: “My colleagues say that I am a success. Many honors have come my way, but in the Bible is a sentence which expresses the way I feel about my life: We have toiled all night and taken nothing.”
The Holy Bible is the greatest and grandest of all books because it is the innerrent, infallible and holy Word of the Living God to mankind! This is a classic example: Clarence Darrow who didn’t believe the Bible, ultimately had to use a passage from the Bible to express his emptiness and the futility of a life without God
Here are some of the comments by these men during the trial: “The confrontation between Bryan and Darrow lasted approximately two hours on the afternoon of the seventh day of the trial. It is likely that it would have continued the following morning but for Judge Raulston's announcement that he considered the whole examination irrelevant to the case and his decision that it should be "expunged" from the record.
Thus Bryan was denied the chance to cross-examine the defense lawyers in return, although after the trial Bryan would distribute nine questions to the press to bring out Darrow's "religious attitude". The questions and Darrow's short answers were published in newspapers the day after the trial ended, with the New York Times characterizing Darrow as answering Bryan's questions "with his agnostic's creed, 'I don't know,' except where he could deny them with his belief in natural, immutable law".[28]

Stewart objected, demanding to know the legal purpose of Darrow's questioning. Bryan, gauging the effect the session was having, snapped that its purpose was "to cast ridicule on everybody who believes in the Bible". Darrow, with equal vehemence, retorted, "We have the purpose of preventing bigots and ignoramuses from controlling the education of the United States." (299)
William Jennings Bryant was a passionate Christian, orator and 3- time Democratic presidential candidate who was blocked by a technicality from cross examining Clarence Darrow. Bryant had a heart attack and died shortly after the court case. His name appears on Universities and other places in Tennessee. Darrow’s comments, however, show tell us how his life ended! The Clarence Darrow Octagon House, which was his childhood home in the small town of Kinsman, Ohio, contains a memorial to him. That’s about all that remains!


There is hope, however, for those who truly repent and ask for God’s forgiveness and receive the grace and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, like Saul of Tarsus who was responsible for a reign of terror, imprisonment and martyrdom of large numbers of Jesus Christ’s followers shortly after our Lord’s crucifixion and resurrection from the dead!

The two greatest headaches for Agnostics and Atheists are, number one: The Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, and number two: The conversion and ministry of Saul of Tarsus!

Any rational person with even a less than average IQ, if they  have done any research at all of the Roman Empire's reach and power in the time of Jesus' crucifixion, would know that precise records were kept of all executions.

And the same was true of the religious scribes of the Jews, who kept meticulous records and Jewish Historians like Josephus and Pliny the Roman and many others.

The Holy Bible records that the Chief Priests and Jewish religious leaders demanded of the Roman Governor - both privately and publicly - that Jesus be crucified. The crowd which was pressured by the religious leaders, were given a choice to have Jesus released, but they chose Barabbas, a murderer. (Mark 15:1-39; Matt.27:16-26)

“Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again unto them. But they cried, saying, Crucify Him, Crucify Him. And he said unto them the third time, Why? What evil hath He done? I have found no cause of death in Him: I will therefore chastise Him and let Him go. And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that He might be crucified. And their voices of them and the Chief Priests prevailed.” (Luke 23: 13-37)

And when Pontius Pilate sought to release Jesus, the crowd which was persuaded by the Chief Priests and the Elders, shouted: "If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar`s friend: whosoever maketh himself a king is not Caesar`s friend.” (John 19: 12)

After His crucifixion the Chief Priests went to Governor Pilate with this request: "Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while He was yet alive; After three days I will rise again. Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure unto the third day, lest His disciples come by night, and steal Him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead; so the last error shall be worse than the first.

 “Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: Go your way, make it as sure as you can. So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.” (Matt.27 63-66)


After his much-publicized conversion to our Lord Jesus Christ, MALCOLM MUGGERIDGE - former Marxist, celebrated writer, broadcaster and actor - poured his time and talents into writing Christian apologetics which portray a Living Saviour!

In his book, The Man Who Lives, Muggeridge wrote: “That the resurrection happened, and that in the consequence of it Jesus’ followers who had scattered drew together again, and resolved to go about their Master’s business, seems to me indubitably true.

“Likewise Jesus’ claims to be the Light of the World and His related promise that through Him we may be reborn into new men, liberated from servitude to the ego and our appetites into the glorious liberty of the children of God…

“If the story of Jesus ended on Golgatha, it would indeed be of a Man Who Died, but as two thousand years later the Man’s promise that ‘where two or three are gathered in My Name, there I am in the midst of them’ manifestly still holds, it is actually the story of a Man Who Lives.”

Muggeridge’s counsel to a troubled world is worth listening to. He writes: “Christ is the only answer to an insane world…they will not understand that the trouble with the western civilization is not economics, but more – good and evil! They are thinking they can make things work by policies, inventions, but man will never live on this planet without God.”

It is therefore surreal that a 7th Century Caravan Driver - who couldn’t read or write - received a revelation while lying on the ground under an epileptic seizure, that JESUS of Nazareth Who was delivered to Pontius Pilate by the Jewish High Priest and Elders, crucified by Roman soldiers and confirmed dead by the Roman Centurion and by His enemies in the Jewish Sanhedren, didn’t really die!

And more than a billion people believe that satanically inspired fairy tale today! That is a travesty, extra-ordinaire. And then, money hungry author and blasphemer Dan Brown and his Hollywood lap dogs - film maker and actor Ron Howard and Tom Hanks - produced a lying movie called Da Divinchy Code, that perpetrated that preposterous and damnable LIE!
What are the two most powerful arguments that atheists and agnostics cannot overcome and that rattles their chain? The resurrection of Jesus Christ and the conversion of Saul of Tarsus!
If Jesus did not rise from the dead, what happened to His body? Any normal person would understand that because the Jews kept meticulous records of His crucifixion and with the chief priests witnessing JESUS’ death and asking Governor Pontius Pilate to guard His tomb, that He was crucified, dead and buried!
When St. Paul arrived in Rome to preach the Gospel he found many had already been converted to Christ. How did that happen, being so far away from Jerusalem? Who had preached the Gospel in Rome?
They called him Centurion Longinus. He was probably the soldier who pierced JESUS’ side with his long spear. He was the man who witnessed the darkness at noon and the earthquake that opened the earth that collected JESUS’ blood and ripped open the veil in the Holy of holies and shook the temple. It was Centurion Longinus who cried out with his soldiers, “Surely, This was the Son of God!”
SAUL OF TARSUS was one of the most learned and brilliant young men in Palestine who had become a Zealot for Judaism causing havoc and great harm to believers in Jesus. He hated and despised the very name of Jesus of Nazareth and travelled far and wide, visiting every synagogue in every town and village, even going as far away as Damascus to track down, beat, imprison and force Christ’s followers  to blaspheme His Worthy and Holy Name.
While on such an unholy vendetta, he was apprehended by the resurrected CHRIST in a blinding light on the Damascus Road. And Saul cried out: “Who art Thou Lord?” Jesus identified Himself by saying: “I am Jesus Whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks (goads)”. Then, trembling and astonished, Saul the persecutor who earlier had been “breathing out threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord” cried out; “What wilt Thou have me to do?” (Acts 9: 6)
That proud Pharisee humbled himself before the Lord Jesus Christ and spent the rest of his life fasting, praying, writing, travelling and preaching the Word of God while building the Kingdom of God on earth. He was consumed with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and never stopped declaring the unsearchable riches of the cross and the shed blood of Jesus for the forgiveness of sins and eternal Life! And in the end, he gladly gave his life as a martyr for our Saviour!
St. Paul wrote: “For when we were yet without strength (hopeless), in due time Christ died for the ungodly. But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by His Blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.” (Rom. 5: 6-10)
No other human being was privy to the great mysteries of God and the secrets of the Almighty like St. Paul. To him was revealed the great hidden secret and purpose of the INCARNATION.
He wrote: “Even the MYSTERY which hath been hid from ages and generations, but now is made manifest to His saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this MYSTERY among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the Hope of Glory.
“Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect (mature) in Christ Jesus.” (Col.1: 26-28)
WHO IS JESUS CHRIST? He is the Sin Bearer. He is the Heart Healer. He is the Mind Restorer. He is the Great Physician. He is the Demon Expeller. He is the Holy Ghost Baptizer. He is the Joy Bringer. He is the Fear Remover! He is the Prince of Peace. He is the Liberator of mankind and the Saviour of the world!                                                                   

The Holy Scriptures declare: “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and power who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the Devil, for God was with Him.” (Acts 10:38)

Everywhere our Lord went spreading the Good News He did GOOD by healing the sick and forgiving sinners. He was filled with the Holy Spirit at His baptism and after 40 days of fasting and prayer won a decisive victory over the devil in His wilderness temptation. (Luke 4: 1-14)

“And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of Him through all the region round about. And He taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. And they were astonished at His doctrine: for His Word was with power.” (Luke 4:14,15,32)


“And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, Thou Jesus of Nazareth? Art Thou come to destroy us? I know Thee who Thou art; the Holy One of God.

“And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him, and hurt him not. And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a Word is this! For with authority and power He commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out. And the fame of Him went out into every place of the country round about.” (Luke 4: 33-37)

Great multitudes followed Jesus everywhere He went because “the people were astonished at His doctrine” and He healed the sick and suffering among them. He met their spiritual, psychological and physical needs. Lepers were cleansed, the blind saw, the deaf heard and the lame walked after hearing His message of forgiveness, hope, deliverance and salvation! He liberated Satan’s captives with His Word and Holy Spirit.


He is still the same compassionate, kind, loving, merciful and powerful Lord who “came to seek and to save the lost” and was “wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities, chastised for our peace and scourged for our diseases”. (Isaiah 53:4-6)  He is even now waiting for an opportunity to bless those who truly put their trust in Him! (Rev. 3:20)

Jesus Christ stated: “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” (John 8:32, 36); “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth give I unto thee. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27)

And He wants to be your Lord and Saviour, dear Friend! Open your heart to Him and He will come into your heart and life. He will forgive all your sins and take away the condemnation in your conscience. He will heal the hurts in your spirit soul and body because He is the Great Physician!

Here is His call to you: “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If any man hear My voice, and open the door (of his heart) I will come in to him and will sup (fellowship) with him and he with Me.” (Rev.3: 20) Amen.