Ted Haggard: I'd still rather be the way I am now—broke, a man of disrepute—than have "that HORRIFIC INTERNAL STRUGGLE"

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske from The Trials of Ted Haggard, HBO 2009

“I’d still rather be the way I am now, though,
and broke,
and a man of disrepute,

than the way I was,
and have that horrific internal struggle
that I had.”

– Ted Haggard

Related: Asbury Revival, 1970: “Dr. Kinlaw, I am a liar. Now what do I do?” Let’s be free — love!!!

(video) Ex Porn Star's Amazing Story: "For eight years, I battled the Devil for my life with the Word. I'd fall … I fell a little bit less … and I started WALKING TALL, like a CHAMPION!!!"

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske

Hurt people hurt people.

“Jesus says, ‘come to Me all you who are weary and need rest. Learn from Me. My burden is light.'”

‘Shelley, you can do it. What does My Word say? Try again.’ I’d fall. ‘Get back up and try again, Shelley.’ I’d fall. ‘Get back up and try again.’ I’d fall, again. I fell a little bit less. I’d fall less. And I started walking TALL, like a CHAMPION!”

For those of you who are viewing pornography right now, are you contributing to the destruction of human lives—little girls who always just wanted Dad to love them?

“Confess your sins so you may be healed.”

He’s humbling us for GREATNESS. He wants to conform us into the image of His Son!”

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ddPHfYDkDE]Ex Porn Star’s Amazing Story

Ex Porn Star Shelley Lubben shares the truth about porn
and her amazing story in Anaheim California in 2008.

Links to video source:
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fus…
http://www.myspace.com/shelleylubben

“That’s how rebellious I was. My mother … never spanked me. See, I never had any discipline as a child. So by the time I’m a teenager, I’m the teenager from hell. … That’s why I have so much compassion for teenagers nowadays. When they act like that, I’m not mad at them. Where are the parents? Where are the fathers of this world? …

Well, the pimp became my new father. … I just wanted a hug growing up. I just wanted to feel special, and the pimp made me feel very special.”

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNpYAwYudQo]

Her daughter, Tiffany is in the audience.

“How many times God saved this ‘blessed assurance’ [from physical death]? I can’t even tell ya. Probably hundreds. … I used to think I was invincible. I found out later on in recovery it wasn’t me who was invincible. It was Somebody who was saving me—and sustaining me. Because, if it wasn’t for Jesus Christ I’d be in hell right now. I came close to death many, many times.”

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNxloAUHsPQ]

For those of you who are viewing pornography right now, are you contributing to the destruction of human lives—little girls who always just wanted Dad to love them?

“They are made for greater things than porn, and so are you.”

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzaEAanfDbs]

When her husband-to-be (also in the audience) reached out to her with real love:
“He was a really nice guy. … I knew how black-hearted I was, and all the trauma. It was intense. It would hurt so bad that when someone got close to me I literally would have physical heart pain. ‘Oh…this guy’s showing me love. … Get out of here, get out of here, you’re bad for me, you’re bad.’ No, because you have that defense…. But the love…. He had Jesus in him.”

“That’s the big question in the sex industry… ‘where’s God?‘”

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AlnNcr6iN0]

Shelley went to a church:
“[The pastor] just looked at me out of all the people and just said: ‘Do you know there’s a champion inside of you?’ You have to understand I hated myself, and this guy just spoke life in me!

“…either God’s going to heal me or I’m going to die. And for eight years, I battled the Devil for my life with the Word. … I’m totally healed from all the effects of the sex industry. I had horrible nightmares, constantly…. I stood on that Word until it became reality for me. I said, ‘no, this is what God says about me! … ‘You’re more than a conqueror through Christ! You can do all things through Christ!‘”

Recovery…, ‘I’m no good at it. It’s really hard. I can’t do it.’ And God would say, ‘Shelley, you can do it. What does My Word say? Try again.’ I’d fall. ‘Get back up and try again, Shelley.’ I’d fall. ‘Get back up and try again.’ I’d fall, again. I fell a little bit less. I’d fall less. And I started walking tall, like a CHAMPION!

“Jesus says, ‘come to Me all you who are weary and need rest. Learn from Me. My burden is light.'”

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93jSaEnX0SY]

“He’s everything to me. He helps me. He gives me power, boldness, to make me a bold witness — fills me with His Spirit!

“…Daddy needs to keep me humble. … He’s humbling us for greatness. He wants to conform us into the image of His Son.”

I don’t care what sin you’ve done. … The Word says: ‘confess your sins so you may be healed.’ ‘Pray for one another that you may be healed.'”

Christ died to give you freedom. … He’s not here to beat you up. … In Galatians, it says, ‘you who are spiritual, gently restore the one who’s caught up in their trespasses.’ And it better be gentle! The Lord is the ‘Lord of gentleness.'”

Related:
(video) Ex Porn Star Tells the Hardcore Truth About Porn
ShelleyLubben.com
Former Porn Actress Shelley Lubben: Porn is Not Glamorous and Destroys Lives — “I used to brag endlessly to fans and pornographers about how I loved making porn movies. I lied 100% of the time to 100% of the people”
(video)Ex Porn Star Shelley Lubben’s FREEDOM Testimony: The Champion in You!!!
(video) Shelley Lubben Former Porn Actress Finds Freedom in Christ — “I had to forgive everybody”
[ video ] Ex Porn Star Shelley Lubben Speaks at Bakersfield Christian High School — “Do you know that you’re a CHAMPION?!”
Ex Porn Star Shelley Lubben on The Howard Stern Show: Porn Stars are Demon Possessed!
Twelve Steps of Sex Addicts Anonymous involves getting right with those who’ve been hurt — so we can BE FREE! | I’m ADDING MORE STEPS.
(video) Freud, Zionism and Sexual Revolution: Resentment against Christ and Gentiles is a motivating factor in promoting sexual degeneration and pornography
[Lust “the poison that kills the soul” FREEDOM] My experience: How DEMONS DRIVE heterosexual and homosexual lust in ‘Christians’ — The bad news is that demons drive lust. The good news is that demons drive lust, because…
All of my Lust Freedom! posts. We can be free!!!
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way We must be free!!!

(video) Ex Porn Star Shelley Lubben's FREEDOM Testimony: The Champion in You!!!

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske

“Do you know that there’s a champion in you?”

“It’s [speaking about this in front of all of you] not easy for me to do. But I have such a love for the men, which is a miracle. Cause I used to hate them, and now I absolutely adore all of you. You’re my brothers. I want to see you happy. I want to see you have what me and Garrett have….”

[googlevideo=http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3426365514467927561]

Shelley Lubben gives her remarkable testimony. Visit the myspace: http://www.myspace.com/shelleylubben Download a high resolution version of this file at: http://www.shelleylubben.com/video/ShelleyandMensSummit2.wmv

They abuse us, and we abuse them back.”

Pastors are getting knocked out left and right because of porn addiction.”

“‘Shelley, I only lift the humble.’ And I know right now there are men in this room who are struggling with pornography. Because stats say 50% of ‘Christian’ men are struggling.”

Husbands, love your wives,
even as Christ also loved the church,
and gave himself for it
.

Eph. 5:25

Related:

ShelleyLubben.com

(video) Ex Porn Star Tells the Hardcore Truth About Porn

Former Porn Actress Shelley Lubben: Porn is Not Glamorous and Destroys Lives — “I used to brag endlessly to fans and pornographers about how I loved making porn movies. I lied 100% of the time to 100% of the people”
(video) Ex Porn Star’s Amazing Story: “For eight years, I battled the Devil for my life with the Word. I’d fall … I fell a little bit less … and I started WALKING TALL, like a CHAMPION!!!”
(video) Shelley Lubben Former Porn Actress Finds Freedom in Christ — “I had to forgive everybody”
[ video ] Ex Porn Star Shelley Lubben Speaks at Bakersfield Christian High School — “Do you know that you’re a CHAMPION?!”
Ex Porn Star Shelley Lubben on The Howard Stern Show: Porn Stars are Demon Possessed!
Twelve Steps of Sex Addicts Anonymous involves getting right with those who’ve been hurt — so we can BE FREE! | I’m ADDING MORE STEPS.
[Lust “the poison that kills the soul” FREEDOM] My experience: How DEMONS DRIVE heterosexual and homosexual lust in ‘Christians’ — The bad news is that demons drive lust. The good news is that demons drive lust, because…
All of my Lust Freedom! posts. We can be free!!!
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way We must be free!!!

(video) Ex Porn Star Shelley Lubben tells the hardcore truth about porn in church

[googlevideo=http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9142414706885959344]

Shelley Lubben gives her testimony in Atlanta.

http://www.shelleylubben.com
http://www.myspace.com/shelleylubben

Related:
ShelleyLubben.com
Former Porn Actress Shelley Lubben: Porn is Not Glamorous and Destroys Lives — “I used to brag endlessly to fans and pornographers about how I loved making porn movies. I lied 100% of the time to 100% of the people”
(video) Ex Porn Star’s Amazing Story: “For eight years, I battled the Devil for my life with the Word. I’d fall … I fell a little bit less … and I started WALKING TALL, like a CHAMPION!!!”
(video)Ex Porn Star Shelley Lubben’s FREEDOM Testimony: The Champion in You!!!
(video) Shelley Lubben Former Porn Actress Finds Freedom in Christ — “I had to forgive everybody”
Twelve Steps of Sex Addicts Anonymous involves getting right with those who’ve been hurt — so we can BE FREE! | I’m ADDING MORE STEPS.
All of my Lust Freedom! posts. We can be free!!!
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way We must be free!!!

Steve Vaus: "Renegades" — FREEeeeeeeeeee——-DOM Version!!!

Thank God for the renegades,
and the lives they lead
Far ahead of their time

Without the renegades,
Lord knows where we’d be
When it comes to heroes,
Renegades are mine

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tokM-xbwQUQ]

From Nazareth he came,
With a rag tag band
To bring, A revolution

Some would make Him King,
others couldn’t stand for that
The cross, Was a solution

But he rose again,
and wise men follow him
He rose again,
and wise men follow him

Related: Steve Vaus: “We Must Take America Back” 2009 [new version, High Quality]

[video] Willful Ignorance: Actively Resisting the Truth and Truth-tellers

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske from the video, below.

The Problem

“The truth is not comfortable,
and never will be.

We choose our own comfortable doctrine,
and build our doctrines and belief around that foundation. …

When an opposing view is presented,
we resist it without giving it much thought.”

“We’ve become illiterate financially, historically, morally, spiritually, etc.,
and will chastise or harm the person who challenges us to think.”

“We argue and sometimes fight
when our belief system is challenged
.”

The Solution

True attainment of knowledge, wisdom and truth is to:
weigh
the evidence,
then form an opinion,
leaving opportunities for additional learning in the future.”

* * *

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_acSdhHiX_M]Are Americans willfully ignorant or stupid

Related:
SPIRAL OF SILENCE: People tend to remain silent when they feel that their views are in the minority — Neumann wondered WHY the GERMANS SUPPORTED WRONG POLITICAL OPINIONS that led to national defeat, humiliation and ruin in the 1930s-1940s

From Willful Ignorance through Cognitive Dissonance to “Could I Be Wrong?”

WordPower: BEWARE, in the LAST DAYS People Will Be WILLINGLY IGNORANT

Baruch: “Not only is DECEPTION of the church possible, it WAS PROPHESIED TO HAPPEN!” — Jesus said “IN THE LAST DAYS THE MAJORITY WILL BE DECEIVED, take heed that it doesn’t happen to you” — “FALSE TEACHERS are actually SPEAKING SPELLS with the words of their FALSE DOCTRINES!”

[Willfully ignorant] Dr. Doug Rokke: People won’t acknowledge what the US has really done because the foundation for everything they’ve believed and what they’ve trusted literally collapses…

[FreedomQuote] ‎”I Would Rather Know The Ugly Truth Than A Beautiful Lie”
[FreedomQuote] “It’s hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.”
[FreedomQuote] Patrick Henry: “For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.” — I’ll take the red pill, thank you, to totally live in reality no matter what! FREEeeeeeeeeeeeeee——————DOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Psychologists Explain 911 Denial: Fear, Pride, Exceptionalism… (Why aren’t most people willing to even look at what the Bible really says about who goes to heaven — the most important issue?!)
Gandhi: Widespread Belief Doesn’t Make an Error True
HeartQuotes: Truth — “A thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many” – Spinoza
“Truth … lies in the depth where few are willing to search for it.”

From Willful Ignorance through Cognitive Dissonance to "Could I Be Wrong?"

From: 1984USA.com

[…]

Willful Ignorance, Cognitive Dissonance, & The Kubler-Ross Model

In the diagram above, the decision block labeled COULD I BE WRONG?” is the kingpin of advancing forward in consciousness and knowledge.

The $64,000 question is “Will somebody ask that question of themselves?

WILLFULLY IGNORANT: A large consortium of people are, as Biblically mentioned, Willfully Ignorant. They actively exert force and pressure to remain in a condition of being uninformed or unaware, willfully. What is stupefying is that they exert more energy and waste more time to remain in this state than it takes to become informed and aware of what’s going on in the first place.

COGNITIVE DISSONANCE: Cognitive dissonance is a psychological state that describes the uncomfortable feeling when a person begins to understand that something the person believes to be true is, in fact, not true. Cognitive dissonance is often associated with the tendency for people to resist information that they don’t want to think about, because if they did it would create uncomfort, and perhaps require them to act in ways that depart from their comfortable habits. They usually have at least partial awareness of the information, without having moved to full acceptance of it, and are thus in a state of denial about it. This “irrational inability to incorporate rational information” is perhaps the most common perception of cognitive dissonance.

THE KUBLER-ROSS MODEL: This model was introduced by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book “On Death and Dying”. The stages have become well-known as the “Five Stages of Grief”. Kübler-Ross originally applied these stages to any form of catastrophic personal loss (job, income, freedom). They can also be applied to the process of “coming to grip with reality” in accepting devastating truth. Kübler-Ross also claimed these steps do not necessarily come in the order noted below, nor are all steps experienced by all people, though she stated a person will always experience at least two.

The stages are:

1. Denial: “It can’t be happening.”
2. Anger: “Why me? It’s not fair.”
3. Bargaining: “Just let me live to see my children graduate.”
4. Depression: “I’m so sad, why bother with anything?”
5. Acceptance: “It’s going to be OK.”

Are You Mentally Ready To Learn The Truth?

If you can’t make a conscious effort to overcome your mental programming, you cannot leave the little circle of “those who are fooled all the time.”

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Related:
SPIRAL OF SILENCE: People tend to remain silent when they feel that their views are in the minority — Neumann wondered WHY the GERMANS SUPPORTED WRONG POLITICAL OPINIONS that led to national defeat, humiliation and ruin in the 1930s-1940s

Willful Ignorance: Actively Resisting the Truth and Truth-tellers

WordPower: BEWARE, in the LAST DAYS People Will Be WILLINGLY IGNORANT
Psychologists Explain 911 Denial: Fear, Pride, Exceptionalism… (Why aren’t most people willing to even look at what the Bible really says about who goes to heaven — the most important issue?!)
[Willfully ignorant] Dr. Doug Rokke: People won’t acknowledge what the US has really done because the foundation for everything they’ve believed and what they’ve trusted literally collapses…
Baruch: “Not only is DECEPTION of the church possible, it WAS PROPHESIED TO HAPPEN!” — Jesus said “IN THE LAST DAYS THE MAJORITY WILL BE DECEIVED, take heed that it doesn’t happen to you” — “FALSE TEACHERS are actually SPEAKING SPELLS with the words of their FALSE DOCTRINES!”

The Protestant Reformers Were Frauds: By their Fruits You Will Know Them — Martin Luther was a false teacher, a racist, a persecutor and a murderer! John Calvin was a false teacher, a deranged tyrant, a persecutor and a murderer!

“If I had to baptize a Jew, I would take him to the river Elbe, hang a stone around his neck and push him over with the words `I baptize thee in the name of Abraham’.”

– Martin Luther

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Let’s take a look at the two so-called great reformers of the protestant reformation:

1. Martin Luther was a false teacher, a racist, a persecutor and a murderer!

2. John Calvin was a false teacher, a deranged tyrant, a persecutor and a murderer!

The Protestant Reformation was a farce!

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From: sullivancounty.com

Also see Martin Luther, the Deranged Theologian

Martin Luther was not a great reformer like the history books teach, but he was a fraud!

Here are some quotes from Luther which shows that he taught the heresy of Once Saved Always Saved:

Be a sinner and sin boldly, but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly for he is victorious over sin, death, and the world. As long as we are here in this world we have to sin. This life is not a dwelling place of righteousness”

No sin will separate us from the lamb, even though we commit fornication and murder a thousand times a day.” …

your sin cannot cast you into hell” …

LUTHER WAS AN ANTI-SEMITE

Here are some quite shocking quotes from Luther which show that he was a rabid anti-Semite:

“The Jews deserve to be hanged on gallows, seven times higher than ordinary thieves”

We ought to take revenge on the Jews and kill them.” …

“eject them forever from this country” …

“What then shall we do with this damned, rejected race of Jews?”

“Such a desperate, thoroughly evil, poisonous, and devilish lot are these Jews”

“They are the real liars and bloodhounds”

“We are at fault for not slaying them.”

“I shall give you my sincere advice: first to set fire to their synagogues or schools and to bury and cover with dirt whatever will not burn, so that no man will ever again see a stone or cinder of them.”

“Second, I advise that their houses also be razed and destroyed.”

“Fifth, I advise that safe-conduct on the highways be abolished completely for the Jews.” …

“If I had to baptize a Jew, I would take him to the river Elbe, hang a stone around his neck and push him over with the words `I baptize thee in the name of Abraham’.”

Martin Luther was not a Christian man, but, instead, he was a brutal man who persecuted the Jews unmercifully.

The word of God calls Martin Luther a liar:

1John 4:20- If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

LUTHER CONDONED THE DEATHS OF A 100,000 PEASANTS

The peasants of Germany revolted in 1525 because of their miserable living conditions and were slaughtered at the behest of Martin Luther!

Here is a quote from Luther that will send chills up your spine:

“They should be knocked to pieces, strangled and stabbed, secretly and openly, by everybody who can do it, just as one must kill a mad dog!”

Are these the words of a Christian and a great reformer? I think not! Luther was an evil man who urged the slaughter of the poor who had revolted. He told people to knock the peasants to pieces and strangle and stab them. 100,000 German peasants were horribly slaughtered in the revolt!

JOHN CALVIN WAS A MURDERER

Not only was the founder of Calvinism, John Calvin, a great deceiver, but he was also a murderer!

Here are John Calvin’s own words about Michael Servetus:

[See: John Calvin Had Servetus Burned at the Stake — His Ashes Cry Out!]

John Calvin was not a Christian, my friends, but he was an egotistical tyrant and a cold-blooded killer!

How anyone can follow the warped teachings of this deranged monster from the past is beyond belief. …

In five years, 1542-46, Geneva, with 16,000 inhabitants, had fifty-seven executions and seventy-six banishments. All these sentences were sanctioned by John Calvin.

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Martin Luther: Sin Boldly — “No sin can separate us from Him, even if we were to kill or commit adultery thousands of times each day”
Martin Luther’s Subordinate Bible Books: Hebrews, James, Jude & Revelation
Luther: Let us BANISH the epistle of James, for it is ‘WORTHLESS’ — written by a non-Christian and can’t be reconciled with Paul
Reverse-Christian LUTHER: “To Kill a Peasant is Not Murder… Crush them! Cut their throats! … To kill a peasant is to destroy a mad dog! If they say that I am very hard and merciless, mercy be damned. Let whoever can: stab, strangle, and kill them like mad dogs” • “Like the mules who will not move unless you perpetually whip them with rods, so the civil powers must drive the common people. Whip, choke, hang, burn, behead and torture them, that they may learn to fear the powers that be”
LUTHER: ‘Heretics’ Should Be Executed — Melanchthon drafted a memorandum demanding death for ALL ANABAPTISTS and Luther signed it!
What the Lord’s Prayer really says about FORGIVING. Jesus made it clear right after “Amen”: “IF YOU DON’T forgive…” vs. Luther’s Catechism: “God forgives WITHOUT CONDITION,” even “REVENGE!!!”
Martin Luther Cursed from His Heart Catholic Leaders, ‘Every Day’
Hating, unforgiving, James-3 cursing, Biblically disqualified MARTIN LUTHER: “When I die, I want to be a ghost…So I can continue to pester the bishops, priests and godless monks until that they have more trouble with a dead Luther than they could have had before with a thousand living ones.”
John Calvin Had Servetus Burned at the Stake — His Ashes Cry Out!
John Calvin Didn’t Follow Christ: “If you can burn people at the stake, and drown people in the river, and drive them out of town into a Swiss winter, and say you got that from the Bible, you’re not an exegete. And that’s the kind of man John Calvin was” – Mike Floyd
My Ph.D.-genius-friend, John Calvin expert: “In all my reading of Calvin, I don’t recall him ever apologizing for a mistake or admitting an error.” | According to Paul, can John Calvin be in heaven?
John Calvin was a Persecutor
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? (Where Paul is reconciled with James — and with Hebrews and 1 John — and with Jesus. It all works!)
Greg Boyd: In the kingdom of God, we are not allowed to have any enemies

Luther: Let us BANISH the epistle of James, for it is 'WORTHLESS' — written by a non-Christian and can't be reconciled with Paul

So instead of changing his doctrine to line up with scripture, Martin Luther decided to change scripture.
And tragically, much of today’s willfully-sin-and-still-go-to-heaven ‘Christianity’ is based upon Luther’s unbiblical, unworkable theory.

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From: “The life and letters of Martin Luther” by Preserved Smith, Ph.D., 1911 (CHAPTER XXIII—THE GERMAN BIBLE, page 269). Also available here.

In the introduction to Romans (1522), he says : “This epis-
tie is the kernel of the New Testament and the clearest of all
gospels
, worthy and worth that a Christian man should not
only know the words by heart, but should converse with them
continually as the daily bread of the soul. It can never be too
much read nor considered, but the more it is used the more
precious it becomes.” Then, by way of explaining the apostolic
use of such words as law, sin, grace, faith, justification, flesh,
and spirit, he gives an excellent summary of his own doctrine.

Revelation he holds neither apostolic nor prophetic, for
Christ is neither taught nor recognized in it.

Again, when he was asked what were the best books of the
Bible, he said the Psalms, St. John’s and St. Paul’s epistles for
those who had to fight heretics, but for the common man and
young people the first three gospels.

The often quoted condemnation of James as an epistle of
straw is far better known than the more drastic things he said
about it to his table companions: —

Many sweat to reconcile St. Paul and St. James, as does Melanch-
thon in his Apology, but in vain. “Faith justifies” and “faith does
not justify” contradict each other flatly. If any one can harmonize
them I will give him my doctor’s hood and let him call me a fool
.

Let us banish this epistle from the university, for it is worthless. It
has no syllable about Christ, not even naming him except once at
the beginning. I think it was written by some Jew who had heard
of the Christians but not joined them
. James had learned that the
Christians insisted strongly on faith in Christ and so he said to him-
self : “Well, you must take issue with them and speak only of works,”
and so he does. He says not a word of the passion and resurrection
of Christ, the text of all the other apostles. Moreover, he has no order
nor method
. He speaks now of clothes, now of wrath, jumping from
one topic to another. He has this simile : “For as the body without
the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” Mary, mother
of God !
He compares faith to the body when it should rather be
compared to the soul ! The ancients saw all this and did not consider
the epistle canonical
.

Luther’s marginal notes in one of his own Bibles are equally
trenchant. To James i, 6 (But let him ask in faith, nothing
wavering), he remarks : “That is the only good place in the
whole epistle
; to i, 21 (Receive with meekness the engrafted
word), “Others engrafted it, not this James” ; to ii, 12 ff.,
“What a chaos !” and to ii, 24 (Ye see then that by works
a man is justified, and not by faith only), “That is false.”

From: Canterbury Tales, Chasing Down the Luther Quotes about James

For your awareness, I provide a few more authentic quotes from Luther:

Therefore St James’ epistle is really an epistle of straw, compared to these others, for it has nothing of the nature of the Gospel about it.
(Luther’s Works 35, 362)
The epistle of James gives us much trouble, for the Papists embrace it alone and leave out all the rest…Accordingly, if they will not admit my interpretations, then I shall make rubble also of it. I almost feel like throwing Jimmy into the stove, as the priest in Kalenberg did.
(Luther’s Works 34, 317)
We should throw the epistle of James out of this school [i.e. Wittenburg], for it doesn’t amount to much. It contains not a syllable about Christ. Not once does it mention Christ, except at the beginning. I maintain that some Jew wrote it who probably heard about Christian people but never encountered any. Since he heard that Christians place great weight on faith in Christ, he thought, ‘Wait a moment! I’ll oppose them and urge works alone.’ This he did.
(Luther’s Works 54, 424)

Related:
Martin Luther’s Subordinate Bible Books: Hebrews, James, Jude & Revelation
[WordPOWER!] James on Salvation – chapters 1 & 2: We will be judged by the law of freedom, “You shall LOVE your neighbor as yourself.” • “FAITH apart from WORKS is dead.” • ”BLESSED is the man who endures temptation, for WHEN HE HAS BEEN APPROVED he will receive the CROWN of LIFE….”
The Protestant Reformers Were Frauds: By their Fruits You Will Know Them — Martin Luther was a false teacher, a racist, a persecutor and a murderer! John Calvin was a false teacher, a deranged tyrant, a persecutor and a murderer!
Martin Luther: Sin Boldly — “No sin can separate us from Him, even if we were to kill or commit adultery thousands of times each day”
What the Lord’s Prayer really says about FORGIVING. Jesus made it clear right after “Amen”: “IF YOU DON’T forgive…” vs. Luther’s Catechism: “God forgives WITHOUT CONDITION,” even “REVENGE!!!”
Reverse-Christian LUTHER: “To Kill a Peasant is Not Murder… Crush them! Cut their throats! … To kill a peasant is to destroy a mad dog! If they say that I am very hard and merciless, mercy be damned. Let whoever can: stab, strangle, and kill them like mad dogs” • “Like the mules who will not move unless you perpetually whip them with rods, so the civil powers must drive the common people. Whip, choke, hang, burn, behead and torture them, that they may learn to fear the powers that be”
LUTHER: ‘Heretics’ Should Be Executed — Melanchthon drafted a memorandum demanding death for ALL ANABAPTISTS and Luther signed it!
Martin Luther Cursed from His Heart Catholic Leaders, ‘Every Day
Hating, unforgiving, James-3 cursing, Biblically disqualified MARTIN LUTHER: “When I die, I want to be a ghost…So I can continue to pester the bishops, priests and godless monks until that they have more trouble with a dead Luther than they could have had before with a thousand living ones.”
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? (Where Paul is reconciled with James — and with Hebrews and 1 John — and with Jesus. It all works!)

John Calvin Had Servetus Burned at the Stake for Having Doctrinal Differences — His Ashes Cry Out!

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Is it possible for a man such as John Calvin to have been a “great theologian” and at the same time to act in this reprehensible way and afterwards show no remorse?

Dear reader, do you have a heart that could, like John Calvin, burn another person at the stake [for having doctrinal differences]?

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John Calvin was biblically disqualified to lead:

Paul to Timothy on Elders’ Qualifications
(Paul-to-Timothy’s list is below)

1 Timothy 3:1 This is a faithful saying: if a man seeks the office of an overseer, he desires a good work. 2 THE OVERSEER therefore MUST be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, modest, hospitable, good at teaching; 3 not a drinker, not violent [no striker – KJV], not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous…. 7 Moreover he must have good testimony from those who are outside, to avoid falling into reproach and the snare of the devil.

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From: Evangelical Outreach, His Ashes Cry Out Against John Calvin by Dan Corner

You are about to read an important part of church history from the Reformation period that has been so concealed in our day that very few people know the facts. Brace yourself for a shock.

On October 27, 1553 John Calvin, the founder of Calvinism, had Michael Servetus, the Spanish physician, burned at the stake just outside of Geneva for his doctrinal heresies!(1) Hence, the originator of the popular doctrine of “once saved, always saved” (known in certain circles as “the perseverance of the saints”) violated the cry of the Reformation — “Sola Scriptura” — by murdering a doctrinal heretic without Scriptural justification. This event was something Calvin had considered long before Servetus was even captured, for Calvin wrote his friend, Farel, on February 13, 1546 (seven years prior to Servetus’ arrest) and went on record as saying:

If he [Servetus] comes [to Geneva], I shall never let him go out alive if my authority has weight.”(2)

Evidently, in that day Calvin’s authority in Geneva, Switzerland had ultimate “weight.” This is why some referred to Geneva as the “Rome of Protestantism”(3) and to Calvin as the “Protestant ‘Pope’ of Geneva.”(4)

During Servetus’ trial, Calvin wrote:

“I hope that the verdict will call for the death penalty.”(5)

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Paul to Titus on Elders’ Qualifications

Titus 1:5 I left you in Crete for this reason, that you would set in order the things that were lacking, and appoint elders in every city, as I directed you; 6 if anyone is blameless, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, who are not accused of loose or unruly behavior. 7 For THE OVERSEER MUST be blameless, as God’s steward; not self-pleasing, not easily angered, not given to wine, not violent [no striker – KJV], not greedy for dishonest gain; 8 but given to hospitality, a lover of good, sober minded, fair, holy, self-controlled; 9 holding to the faithful word which is according to the teaching, that he may be able to exhort in the sound doctrine, and to convict those who contradict him.

Related:
The Protestant Reformers Were Frauds: By their Fruits You Will Know Them — Martin Luther was a false teacher, a racist, a persecutor and a murderer! John Calvin was a false teacher, a deranged tyrant, a persecutor and a murderer!
My Ph.D.-genius-friend, John Calvin expert: “In all my reading of Calvin, I don’t recall him ever apologizing for a mistake or admitting an error.” | According to Paul, can John Calvin be in heaven?
John Calvin Didn’t Follow Christ: “If you can burn people at the stake, and drown people in the river, and drive them out of town into a Swiss winter, and say you got that from the Bible, you’re not an exegete. And that’s the kind of man John Calvin was” – Mike Floyd
John Calvin was a Persecutor
Felix Manz (1498-1527) – Drowned by Zwingli for Rebaptizing — Manz wanted to bring together those who were willing to accept Christ, OBEY the Word, and FOLLOW in Jesus’ footsteps, to UNITE with these by baptism
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT.”

John Calvin was a Persecutor

From: Way of Life Literature, The Protestant Persecutions

JOHN CALVIN IN GENEVA WAS A PERSECUTOR

1. Calvin enforced Christian doctrine and principles at the point of the sword. In October 1563, the Geneva government burned to death Michael Servetus for heresy. Servetus held unitarian views and was definitely a false teacher, but the New Testament nowhere instructs the churches to kill false teachers. Servetus’ death sentence was supported not only by Calvin, but also by Melanchthon in Germany and Bullinger in Geneva and by other Protestant leaders who were consulted about the case.

2. Other men were also put to death under Calvin’s tenure. “So entirely was he in favour of persecuting measures, that he wrote a treatise in defence of them, maintaining the lawfulness of putting heretics to death; and he reduced these rigid theories to practice, in his conduct towards Castellio, Jerom Bolsee, and Servetus, whose fates are too generally known to require being here repeated. At the council of Geneva, 1632, Nicholas Anthoine was condemned to be first hanged and then burned for opposing the doctrine of the Trinity…” (J.J. Stockdale, The History of the Inquisitions, 1810, p. xxviii).

3. In the days of King Edward VI of England, Calvin wrote a letter to Lord Protector Somerset and urged him to put Anabaptists to death: “These altogether deserve to be well punished by the sword, seeing that they do conspire against God, who had set him in his royal seat” (John Christian, A History of the Baptists, Vol. 1, chap. 15).

4. Historian John Christian observes that Calvin “was responsible in a large measure for the demon of hate and fierce hostility which the Baptists of England had to encounter.”

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Related:
John Calvin Didn’t Follow Christ: “If you can burn people at the stake, and drown people in the river, and drive them out of town into a Swiss winter, and say you got that from the Bible, you’re not an exegete. And that’s the kind of man John Calvin was” – Mike Floyd
John Calvin Had Servetus Burned at the Stake — His Ashes Cry Out!
The Protestant Reformers Were Frauds: By their Fruits You Will Know Them — Martin Luther was a false teacher, a racist, a persecutor and a murderer! John Calvin was a false teacher, a deranged tyrant, a persecutor and a murderer!
My Ph.D.-genius-friend, John Calvin expert: “In all my reading of Calvin, I don’t recall him ever apologizing for a mistake or admitting an error.” | According to Paul, can John Calvin be in heaven?
Felix Manz (1498-1527) – Drowned by Zwingli for Rebaptizing — Manz wanted to bring together those who were willing to accept Christ, OBEY the Word, and FOLLOW in Jesus’ footsteps, to UNITE with these by baptism
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT.”

The Cross: The Arthur Blessitt Story — "The SAFEST PLACE to be is in the will of God"

From: Charisma Magazine

The Cross: The Arthur Blessitt Story

For almost 40 years Arthur Blessitt has walked around the world carrying a cross and sharing the love of Christ. Matt Crouch, CEO of Gener8Xion Entertainment, has known Blessitt for many years and realized last year that it was time to tell his story. The result is the documentary The Cross: The Arthur Blessitt Story, which opens March 27 in theaters nationwide.

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With footage from years of traveling, including images of him and Billy Graham together in Ireland, the film chronicles Blessitt’s journey around the world. The Mississippi-born evangelist has traveled to 315 countries and walked more than 38,000 miles. He began his ministry on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles and became known as the “Sunset Strip Minister.” Because he loved the people he met on the Strip, he was reluctant to leave when he sensed God calling him to walk around the world carrying a wooden cross. But God reminded him that Sunset Strip stretches around the world.

Blessitt was ready to obey. Two weeks before he was to leave Los Angeles, however, doctors discovered he had a brain aneurysm. He explains in the film that circumstances don’t change the call of God. Facing possible death, Blessitt decided he would rather die while in God’s will than to live out of it. He left on schedule—Christmas Day 1969.

Moviegoers will be inspired by Blessitt’s passion and commitment to not only answer God’s call but also to persevere even in the midst of incredible danger. Blessitt says he learned along the way to see hardships and difficulties not as stumbling blocks but as stepping stones. “The safest place to be is in the will of God,” he says onscreen.

Blessitt has traveled through 52 war zones, been beaten and also arrested 24 times. His first arrest was in Jackson, Miss., for holding a black man’s hand while witnessing to him. Blessitt remained undeterred and has seen many miracles as God protected him, kept him alive and brought him through. Throughout his lengthy mission, he’s had the opportunity to minister to countless people. That now includes millions more who, in watching The Cross, will undoubtedly be inspired by the lessons he’s learned and the relationship he developed with the Lord-both conveyed powerfully onscreen in this 90-minute documentary. Ultimately, Blessitt says, it’s all about loving God and people.

It was Crouch, as the movie’s director and narrator, who best summed up this film: “It’s not about the cross carrier; it’s about what the cross did to the cross carrier.”

To read more about The Cross: The Arthur Blessit Story, click here.

Arthur Blessitt’s autobiography released earlier this year. Click here to purchase The Cross (Authentic Publishing).

Coach Daubenmire: The World is In a Free-fall Because the American Gospel is No Gospel at All — Today's False Gospel has Given Us the Great Apostacy

From: News with Views

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. Galations 1:6-7

My wife and I were returning home from church a few weeks ago and I couldn’t get away from the gnawing sensation inside my soul.

It had been a typical service, one that is mimicked thousands of times a week across America. You know how they go; you could probably print the church bulletin. People slowly wander in, with a rush just before the service starts, drop their children off in the “children’s church”, give a courteous smile and a “God bless you” to several people who’s names they can not recall, as they find their regular seat in a certain section of the “sanctuary.”

Soon the “praise team” led by the “minister of worship” begins to play as the words to the songs are flashed on the screen in front. After a few songs (usually about being a friend of God…or wanting to see Jesus), the worship leader encourages folks to mingle about and say good morning to others, an offering is received as a soloist does a “special” song, followed by “a time of prayer” where “unspoken requests” are remembered, a “message” from the pastor, concluded by a “time at the altar.” …

The American gospel is a “perverted gospel”…..and is “no gospel at all.”

I believe that the world is in a free-fall because of the false gospel spewing from the pulpits of America today. For over two hundred and fifty years America, and the Christianity we exported, was the fire-wall against the ever-advancing enemies of God throughout the world.

But the message of the American Church today is not the message of our Christian-forefathers. The American gospel is a humanistic, man centered, “meet my needs” gospel, designed to enhance one’s earthly life, not transform it.

Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. James 4:4.

Modern American Christianity is catering to “lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God.” To paraphrase John F. Kennedy most Americans go to church to “ask not what you can do for God, but what God can do for you.”

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. I John 2:15-16.

Is it possible that the American gospel is creating enemies of God by catering to the flesh?

Turn on Christian radio and listen to the “gospel.” Settle in front of your TV with a bowl of popcorn and embark on a Trinity Broadcasting Network marathon and watch the Humanistic gospel that is reflected off of the satellite. No longer is a sin-hating, turn from your wicked ways, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God gospel being trumpeted, but a worldly, pop-psychology, Jesus is an ATM in the Sky, life-enhancement, seeker-friendly, do not judge or offend gospel is being dished out. It hasn’t always been this way. …

The preaching of Edwards, Whitefield, Davies and Jarratt gave us America, liberty, missionaries to the world, and George Washington. Compare that to today’s gospel of Warren (look at this), Osteen, Hybels, and Copeland. Their preaching has led to AIDS taskforces, global warming, socialism, and Obama.

My thoughts go to a brief lunch I had a few years ago with a South African missionary who was visiting Ohio. The meeting was so brief that I cannot recall his name, but I will never forget what he imprinted on my heart that day. As I stood and shook his hand to leave he looked deep in my eyes and charged me with this.

Please do not send anymore missionaries to my country. The American gospel is making our job harder. When financial blessings and prosperity fail to come to our people it is hard to open their hearts back up to receive the life-changing Gospel of the Kingdom. Please keep your version of the gospel in America.” …

The Gospel of Edwards and friends gave us the Great Awakening. Today’s gospel has given us the Great Apostasy. God is angry and his watchmen have failed to warn us.
“If they had a social gospel in the days of the prodigal son, somebody would have given him a bed and a sandwich and he never would have gone home.” Vance Havner

We are a prodigal nation, full of prodigal churches, led by prodigal pastors. We could return home, if only our pulpits would show us how. But I am not sure they know the way.

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Is Murdoch’s NIV the ‘N’ew ‘I’lluminati ‘V’ersion? Has the Word of God Been Corrupted to Bring US Into the New World Order?

Try teaching forgiving others out of the NIV, the New International Version. Many of the key texts are either altered or missing.

If American evangelicals truly were a forgiving people as Jesus taught, possessing Jesus’ “blessed are the peacemakers” heart, many wouldn’t have been deceived by Fox News into supporting reverse-Christian, post-9/11 policies that are by-design destroying America in just about every way imaginable.

America’s getting jacked, and the NIV is at the heart of the problem. Destroy God’s written word and America’s soul is destroyed, people stumbling around, directionless, as if sheep without a Shepherd—vulnerable to attack—defenseless — ‘had’ — ie.: Why 9/11? | Forgiveness is the Key to Repentance.
Rupert Murdoch owns:

Zondervan PublishingThe NIV ‘Bible’

FOXFamily Guy & other heart darkening, prime-time, anti-humanity filth!

FOX NewsMADE FUN OF and/or wouldn’t air true-conservative & pro-LIFE-to-the-max Ron Paul in 2008 (who could have saved America from the depression); pushed President Bush’s anti-constitutional, anti-American, illegal, immoral, reverse-Christian policies (torture, wire-tapping, extraordinary rendition, the ‘Patriot’ Act, reversing Posse Comitatus, “kill them over there” wars, etc.); promoted fear in order to bring in the police state and Satan’s NWO agenda (NAFTA, GATT, open borders, North American Union, the Amero, etc.); MADE FUN OF ‘conspiracy theorists‘ who are trying to expose Satan’s one-world-government agenda [much of this is proven in detail at my site: ToBeFree and also partially at ONEcanhappen]

The Wall Street Journal — to control business-think

National Geographic Channelmajor anti-‘conspiracy theory,’ history-altering, disinfo fabrications so Americans would lower their guard and allow the United States to be turned into a police state

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