Thursday, September 22, 2016

Botswana Update

Although we were well received by the people of Botswana, so far, at least four of us have been deported. We broke no laws, but it was easy for them to deport us since we apparently do not have many rights there as foreigners. The rest of the group has now split up, but as of Wednesday night, over 250 have been saved as a result of our soul-winning efforts. There are still several people from our group out soul winning, but since they have now split up, we will need to wait until everyone gets back to tally up the final numbers.

Faithful Word Baptist Church Botswana is not going to be founded at this time. Brother Garrett Kirchway who has been deported was going to be the one to run the church. Perhaps in the future, a local could spearhead the operation since a citizen would have more rights. Either that, or someone from the United States could become a naturalized citizen there. We are going to try to keep in touch with our converts in Botswana and encourage them to keep spreading the gospel.

Although the Sodomites are rejoicing and saying that we failed, we consider the trip to be a huge success:

· Over 250 people and counting have been won to Christ.
· Brother Garrett was able to preach in a school to about 600 junior high school students and their teachers.
· Thousands of our USB flash drives and preaching CDs are now circulating in Botswana.
· I was on the radio in Botswana, and that radio interview has gone viral on the internet.
· Our story has been on the cover of seven different newspapers in Botswana.
· We have been in the news all over Africa, and as a result, hundreds of thousands of people have heard the Word of God preached.

At least half of Botswana agrees with us, but apparently there is a disconnect between the people of Botswana and their leadership. People were cheering and asking to be photographed with me on the plane as I was being deported. Even the guys who arrested me treated me very well. Our expedition was in no way a failure since more people will hear the gospel on the internet as a result of the persecution. We have sent a shock wave through the entire African continent! Praise the Lord!

“Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.” Luke 6:22-23

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Bishop Tutu Exposed

“Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.” Luke 6:26

A well-known religious leader in South Africa, Bishop Desmond Tutu is a pro-homo pastor of the Anglican church. Bishop Tutu is a political activist, Nobel Peace prize winner, and prolific author. It is no surprise that the world loves him since he is a false teacher. Tutu has campaigned against “transphobia” and “homophobia,” and he literally said, “I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place.”

Well, you know what TUTU, you’ve got yourself a ticket to HELL! Bishop Tutu’s daughter is an open Sodomite who was thrown out of the Anglican church for marrying another woman. Tutu, of course, disapproved of the church’s decision. Any Bible-believing Christian knows that perverted pro-Sodomite views do not come from the Bible, but people like Desmond Tutu don’t even claim to believe that the Bible is the Word of God.

Tutu compares homosexuality to being white since he believes “sexual orientation” is not a choice. These liberals love to say that God made people that way. Well, they are partly right because God did give Sodomites over to a reprobate mind. Rejecting the gospel IS a choice, though, so it is one’s choices that leads them down the path of becoming a Sodomite reprobate.

“Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;” Romans 1:25-28

South Africa is a country that is virtually devoid of the gospel of Jesus Christ. False teachers and charlatans like Tutu abound. It is a place where the leadership does not want a man of God to come there and spread the gospel. They think they have banned me from entering South Africa, but I’ve already entered South Africa. Until they ban the internet, I’m already there.

Here is a sermon to go with this article.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Minister Malusi Gigaba panders to Sodomites

Malusi Gigaba - Minister of Home Affairs in South Africa

After meeting with other government officials, Minister Gigaba made it clear yesterday that I will NOT be banned from entering South Africa. He may have thrown the “LGBT” perverts a bone by saying he will explore other options, but if he was going to ban me from the country, he would have done it months ago. A typical politician, Gigaba talks out of both sides of his mouth. He’s basically stringing them along, but he knows he cannot legally ban me, because the same laws that supposedly give the Sodomites rights also protect my religious views.

Gigaba also said he will be “limiting” my visit. By saying I will be limited, he is just saying that I won’t be allowed to preach against homosexuality. Well, guess what? I was never planning on it. This event is a soul-winning marathon—a mission trip. We’ve already had several soul-winning marathons here in the U.S., which have been all about spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. We go door-to-door and tell people how to get to Heaven using the Romans road and other verses such as John 3:16. Not only are we spreading the good news, but we are training locals on how to effectively do the same. As for so-called Christians who are against this event, I question their salvation. What born-again Christian would object to people being reached with the gospel?

The media says we are coming to spread hate, when in reality, we are bringing a message of love. This is not some kind of anti-Sodomite protest or hate rally. We are bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ. People who are reprobates only want to talk about my preaching against Sodomy, which is not the focus of my ministry. I didn’t write the book of Leviticus or the book of Romans—God did. It’s God they hate.

“The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.” John 7:7

Don’t misunderstand me--I am not criticizing the people of South Africa in general. I realize that there are many Bible-believing Christians there as well as other normal people who believe in freedom of speech and want me to be allowed to enter the country. In fact, 70 percent of people that they polled thought that I should be allowed to visit, so most people are on the right side of this issue.

I am thankful to have a lot of listeners in South Africa who have been an encouragement to me during this time. If you are a Bible-believing Christian in South Africa, I hope to see you at the soul-winning marathon on September 18th. You will have to participate in the soul-winning in order to find out the undisclosed location of the preaching service, but maybe this is God’s way of getting you out soul-winning! God bless you all, and thank you for your support.

Click here for the latest update on the soul-winning marathon in South Africa

Click here for my video on what I think of Minister Gigaba

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Who was the Virgin Mary?

The Virgin Mary was a godly young lady whom God chose to give birth to the Lord Jesus Christ.

“And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.” Luke 1:28

“And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.” Luke 1:31

However, Mary was not God. She was a human being. Therefore she should not be prayed to or worshiped. There is NO example in the Bible of praying to Mary.

“Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” Matthew 4:10

“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;” Philippians 2:10

“Ye shall make you no idol nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.” – Leviticus 26:1

The Bible makes it clear that setting up or bowing down before any image (statue) is idolatry. Not all Catholics bow down before statues, but the Bible says not to even make them. Statues of Mary are idolatry.

“Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of MALE OR FEMALE,” Deut 4:16

“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;” 1 Timothy 2:5

“His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.” John 2:5

Don’t let family traditions come before obedience to God. King Asa is an example of a godly king in the Bible who removed the idols that were passed down in his family.

“And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.” 1 Kings 15:12

Praying to or worshiping Mary is just one of many unbiblical practices in the Catholic Church. The most dangerous part of being a Catholic is that they are wrong on salvation. The Bible teaches that eternal life is a free gift and can only be obtained by trusting in Jesus Christ alone.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

Here is a sermon on the Virgin Mary.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Refuting LDS Doctrine when Soul Winning

Mormon idol to their fake Jesus

Mormonism teaches that there is more than one God, and that men can become gods. This has been Satan’s message since the garden of Eden.

“For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:5

“I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” – Lucifer (Isaiah 14:12-14)

LDS Prophet Brigham Young taught: “How many Gods there are, I do not know. But there never was a time when there were not Gods and worlds, and when men were not passing through the same ordeals that we are passing through.”

The Bible teaches that there is only one God!

“Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.” Isaiah 43:10-11

“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;” 1 Timothy 2:5

“And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:” Mark 12:32

Jesus Christ was God in the flesh:

“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” 1 Timothy 3:16

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

“But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.” Hebrews 1:8

“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” 1 John 5:7

“I and my Father are one.” – John 10:30

“And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.” Mark 10:18

Was Jesus good? Then he was God!

Mormonism is a cult because they are following a man. First it was Joseph Smith, then it was Brigham Young, and there has been a succession of more false prophets leading them after that.

Mormons believe in another book, which contradicts the Bible. The Book of Mormon comes from a revelation Joseph Smith claimed to get from “The angel, Moroni.” The Bible condemns those who bring another gospel — even if it comes from an angel:

“But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:8

Perhaps you could also remind them that nothing else was supposed to be added to the Word of God after the New Testament was complete:

“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” Revelations 22:18-19

One of the obstacles in reaching Mormons is that they are taught that the Bible has translation errors. This is convenient for them since the Book of Mormon is in opposition to many clear teachings in scripture. Something to point out to them is that the Old Testament prophesied the events of the New Testament, but where in the Bible was there a prophecy about events in the Book of Mormon? For example, where was it ever foretold that Christ would appear to Native Americans?

Mormons can be difficult to reach, but occasionally you will find some that are receptive. Address their false doctrine, but always keep coming back to the Bible way to Heaven. The power is in the gospel. Go through the Romans road with them, being sure to emphasize the fact that there is only one God, and that you don’t have to repent of your sins to be saved.

Here is a sermon where I cover this subject in more detail.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Delight Thyself

“Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” Psalm 37:4

We all want the desires of our heart, but how do we take advantage of that promise? God doesn’t want us to just go through the motions of serving him. He wants us to delight in him. He wants us to love him and enjoy serving him. Doing the right things out of a sense of obligation is a start and is better than nothing. Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commandments," but he also said to love him "with all your heart," and delight is an aspect of love.

“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” Deuteronomy 6:5

In the Word of God

“I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.” Psalm 119:16

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” Psalm 1:1-3

How would you like everything you to do to prosper? The secret to finding time to read and memorize scripture is to delight in it. People who are successful in Bible reading and memorization usually enjoy it. Not only will God bless you in a supernatural way for meditating on his word, but it will probably result in success through increasing wisdom.

In Marriage

“As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.” Song of Solomon 2:3

Not only should you delight in God’s word, but if you are married, you should also delight in your spouse. Marriage is about commitment, so during the bad times you should still go through the motions rather than giving up, but the Bible teaches that you should delight in your spouse. Instead of always blaming the problems on your spouse, pray that your own attitude will improve. If your wife feels that you are only staying with her for religious reasons, then you are probably not delighting in her. Ladies, the same goes for you, too. You may love your husband deep down, but you need to also learn to like him. Focus on what attracted you to your spouse in the first place, and get back to delighting in each other.

In the House of God

I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. Psalm 122:1

Everyone, including the pastor of the church, wants you to delight yourself in church. Never tell people that you “have to” go to church. Church is something we ought to look forward to and enjoy.

When you delight in something, you will be more likely to stick with it. We should fear God and do what is right even when we don’t feel like it, but the goal should be to delight in serving him. David was the apple of God’s eye—not because he was perfect, but because he loved God and his word.

Here’s a sermon on delighting yourself in the Lord.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Overboard on Homeschooling

I believe in homeschooling--I’m against Christian school and public school, but there’s a movement out there where homeschooling has become like a religion for some people. When parents go overboard in the area of homeschooling it can scare people off, whether it be unsaved people or other Christians. Homeschooling is a means to an end. It’s how we educate our children, but it shouldn’t be all we talk about. When people ask me what I do, I tell them I’m a pastor. I don’t introduce myself as a “homeschool dad.”

One of the gurus of the overboard-on-homeschooling movement is Michael Pearl who is famous for his parenting book, “To Train up a Child.” People who have read the book have actually abused their children to the point of killing them! The reason the book is so dangerous is that Pearl is basically telling people to expect total obedience from their children. This is unrealistic and leads to excessive punishment. He teaches the same garbage as Paul Washer about Romans 7. He twists the scripture and believes that our nature is to do right. I believe in spanking, obviously, but I recognize the sinful nature of man and therefore do not expect perfection from my children.

Not only does Pearl teach false doctrine and a fatally flawed philosophy about discipline, but he, and others like him, encourage a very slow-paced lifestyle that revolves around homeschooling. Yes, your wife ought to get through the curriculum and provide a quality education for the children, but we also need to be involved in church “so much the more as ye see the day approaching.” The Michael Pearls of this world give homeschoolers a bad name to the point where our fellow fundamental Baptists assume we are isolationists or something.

Yes, we homeschool, but our life centers around church. We still believe in “three to thrive.” I realize we are all spread thin at times, but we need to be careful to have the right priorities. It would be better for your child if your family made it to the Wednesday night service of a fundamental Baptist Church even if that means skipping the violin lessons. I am not saying we should neglect our own families for the sake of the ministry, but we should not spend all of our time on childrearing either.

“And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; THAT IN ALL THINGS HE MIGHT HAVE THE PREEMMENENCE.” Colossians 1:18

I’m sick and tired of hearing these homeschoolers who live in Phoenix, Arizona, talk about how conservative they are, when they go to a church that’s not KJV only and doesn’t have soul-winning. There’s just no excuse for that in Phoenix! If that’s you, get your butt into a fundamental Baptist church with a leather-lunged preacher, and start soul-winning. Keep homeschooling your children, but realize that they learn a lot by example. You think just because you are homeschooling, you are raising a godly family? What about the family down the street that’s going to hell!? Hopefully, your children will grow up to be godly adults, but what are YOU going to accomplish for the Lord today?

Here is a sermon to go with this article.