Psalm 119:114

Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word. Psalm 119:114

I remember right after I trusted in Christ I heard the testimony of a woman named Corrie ten Boom (April 15, 1892 – April 15, 1983). Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch Christian Holocaust survivor who helped many Jews escape the Nazis during World War II. Corrie ten Boom co-wrote her autobiography, ‘The Hiding Place’.                                          (Resource en.wikipedia.org/Corrie_ten_Boom)

 

In this testimony she told of how she had secret rooms and hiding places all throughout her house and she would hide Jews escaping the persecution of the Nazis during the Holocaust.

In one story she told of how she only had time to hide escaping Jews under the dinning room table with only the table cloth pulled down to provide the seeming protection from the view of the Nazi soldiers. After vehemently searching all of the house, just before exiting the room, the soldiers walked over and threw up the table cloth that should have most assuredly revealed their hiding place, but the solider’s eyes were withholden that they could not see.

Without question Corrie ten Boom was a light in a world of darkness during the Holocaust. It is the Spirit of Christ lived out in the testimony of one of His own. But every now an then, we get a glimpse of that same Spirit and same powerful testimony today, as is the case with South Korean national Choi Yong-Hun. Please consider his testimony and them keep him lifted before our faithful Lord.                         

(Autumn Rain International)

 

“The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.”          Corrie ten Boom

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Strange Fire?

A couple of months ago I ran a post “What’s Wrong With This Picture”. The purpose of the post was to raise questions surrounding the long term affects of one sitting under the tutelage of a pastor such as Jeremiah Wright; pastor of the Trinity United Church of Christ….

Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.”

 

….tells us that a friend can have an affect on an individual, surely the spirit of our pastor will.

Shortly after the public rants of pastor Wright, we see his pulpit replacement  Rev. Otis Moss III has a kindred spirit liken to Rev. Wright. Now the latest release from the YouTube bank, we see the message that Father Michael Pfleger preached at Trinity on May 25, 2008.

I would that you would consider the following:

  • the doctrine (absence of God’s Word)
  • the edification of the flesh
  • attitude of the messenger
  • spirit of the congregants

 

After having an opportunity to see the service for yourself, let’s consider a few things. It is not about the color of ones skin. It’s not about  the denominational association. It’s all about the spirit; for out of the abundance of the heart… the mouth speaketh! 

One would do well to consider the admonition to the church at Corinth from the apostle Paul. BEWARE….. of another gospel espousing another Jesus, and propagated by another spirit.

The thing that continues to amaze me is the spiritual stupor of so many churches in America.

Did you notice the spirit of the congregants? “they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears’.

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It’s All In The Name… Hussein?

No it’s not Saddam Hussein or even Barack Hussein Obama that I wish to discuss today. It is a 21-year-old young man named Mojtaba Hussein, that is in jail in Iran for his faith in Christ. [Resource FOX News].

The above article speaks to the step up of persecution against the body of Christ in Iran… When ever we find a believer that is standing in the fire of persecution, we can rest assured that there is but one name that is firm enough to stand upon. A name that will carry the believer both through time and eternity.

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth; And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:8-11

Pray that Mojtaba Hussein will stand fast upon Christ and His faithfulness will carry Mojtaba where he can not walk.

Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 2 Timothy 2:19

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The Flag That Will Not Die!

If one has moved across the streets of America, they will notice that the streets are adorned with American flags. On street corners, lamp posts, automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, parade floats, etc… American flags are every where. Memorial Day in the United States is a day that is set aside to honor both men and women who have served our country in the armed forces and that have given the ultimate sacrifice that we might enjoy the freedoms and liberties that we are recipients of as a nation.

 

With this thought in mind it is always amazing to me to see the violent spirit that is often associated with the flag. We have see the enemies of America take the American flag curse and burn it publicly. I remembered right after the events of 9-11, men took the American flag in New York City, placed the flag upon the ground and tread it under foot while the residences of New York City watched and new reporters filmed their new events.

 

Being from the south, we see a similar disdain for a flag, not the American flag, but the Confederate Flag. There are concerted efforts to legislate that states and public buildings can not fly this flag or schools cannot fly it above public institutions. There are even places of business that will not allow vehicles to don this emblem. Like the America flag it carries a bitter and vehement taste in the mouths of those that oppose it.

 

The flag is nothing more than mere material, nylon sewn in a regimented format to bring forth the emblem that it is designed to represent. The flag can do no harm because it is an inanimate object that has not thought or evil. It just flies in the breeze upon the pole that it is erected upon, yet brings such railing accusations. Herein we see the problem, it is not the flag itself, it is the flags historical foundation that meets such anger.

 

Though it is Memorial Day and I truly do appreciate all that the men and women of the armed forces of the United States of America have done in the name of Old Glory that we might enjoy the freedoms that we take for granted today, it is not the American, or even the Confederate Flags that I am thinking. It is a flag that has far greater importance than any other flag, yet carries a controversy and great opposition. This flag when it first flew brought railing accusations and still does today from those individuals that opposes Him.

 

And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. Isaiah 11:10

 

The word that is translated ‘ensign’ is the word for standard, banner, sail or flag. This root of Jesse, shall fly in that day… The Day of Righteousness when the King of Kings and Lord of Lords shall rule and reign in justices.

 

For the believer, He should already be flying, ruling and reigning if you please. If I be lifted up, I will draw all me unto me. The first day that ‘ensign’ flag was lifted up on Calvary’s Hill, suspended between heaven and earth, the enemies of the cross railed on Him with their mouths. We see it today; the enemies of the cross are still railing and cursing His holy name. Never has society seen such a vehement persecution, not even liken to that of the American or Confederate flags, but against God and His Christ.

 

If you are a veteran of any war and are reading this post, I would like to thank you that I have the liberty and freedoms to own the word of God and the liberty to stand and preach it and type it in this setting. It is a blessing that I do not take for granted, realizing that one day it may cost me to do so.

 

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中国的宝石

中国的宝石 ‘the gem of China’

 

Religious freedom and Chinese law
The current Chinese Constitution (adopted in 1982) grants “freedom of religious belief,” but only specifies that right as belonging to the individual citizen. It refers to, but does not define, “normal religious activities.” These two items have been pressure points in religious policy and law ever since. Article 36 reads as follows:

“Citizens of the People’s Republic of China enjoy freedom of religious belief. No state organ, public organization or individual may compel citizens to believe in, or not to believe in, any religion; nor may they discriminate against citizens who believe in, or do not believe in, any religion. The state protects normal religious activities. No one may make use of religion to engage in activities that disrupt public order, impair the health of citizens or interfere with the educational system of the state. Religious bodies and religious affairs are not subject to any foreign domination.”

I receive the weekly Christian History Connection newsletter via email from Christianity Today. This week the news letter profiled the Church in China in an article entitled ‘Worshiping Under the Communist Eye’  (Source Christianity Today Read the article in its entirety)

In the newsletter, the church profiled ‘the former Anglican cathedral in a provincial capital’. The article goes on to say concerning attendance….

“it is jammed to the rafters. A thousand voices echo from the unadorned brick walls as they recite the Apostles’ Creed, and the elderly blind pianist, raised in a Christian orphanage until the Communist victory in 1949, leads her small choir through a lovely rendition of “Alas, and did my Savior bleed?”

From all indications it appears that the church in China is a growing and thriving spiritual success. Of course there is more than one church in China today. I am not talking about the distinction between protestant or Catholic or even the distinction in protestant denominationalism. The distinction that is seen in China is that of a visible church which is known as the state church- ‘Three Self Patriot Movement’ church and the other is less visible and it is known as the ‘underground church’. To the later, the article gave little or no credence, so it (the underground church) is what are in my thoughts in this post.

In the early 1900’s the only strong mission presence still present in China was from the ‘China Inland Missions’ that was founded in the late 1800’s by J. Hudson Taylor.

In the early 1930’s it was a time when other missionaries in China were declining, that CIM successfully launched ‘the 200’ campaign. The purpose of the campaign was to send 200 new missionaries into China. Missionaries that answered the Spirit’s call were the likes of David Adeney and John and Betty Stam. During this time of immense opposition by the enemies of the cross it was very dangerous to be a Christian, whether native born or foreign.

David Adeney, a Cambridge University student, came to China in 1934 where he worked with the students in China and served until 1950. He returned some 30 years later to find quite a different church.

For John and Betty Stam the story ended quite differently. They did not leave China to return some 30 years later as Adeney. They left, carried to the loving arms of our blessed Savour. Like Stephen, they being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God.

This is still the case for some in the ‘underground church’ in China today. They can loose all their material possessions, undergo severe beatings and even imprisonment, but just like John and Betty Stam, no one can separate them from their Lord Jesus Christ. 

I am convinced that the believer that has a strong enough conviction to stand with the same faithfulness as Christ stood, that no man can even take their life, they lay it down.. just like He did. Many in the underground church are doing such for His honor and glory.

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Free Quran coming to your doorstep?

“If you’re in your front yard, working in the flower bed or chatting with a neighbor, they’ll pass by silently to attach one of the bags they’re carrying to your front door knob and leave without speaking or engaging you in debate. Their mission? To place a copy of the Quran in every home in the United States.”  Source: WorldNet Daily

If you read the article in its entirety, you would have read that the reason ‘Book of Signs’ which is also known as the Al-Furqaan Foundation is distributing the Quran to every home is so “You can make you own judgment”.

The article goes on to say that the foundation usually receives one of three responses to the Quran being hung on ones front door.

  • 30% are appreciative
  • 30% are indifferent and request that the book be taken back.
  • Rest are often filled with expletives.

I am not really surprised with the three above mentioned response to finding a Quran hanging upon the front door knob of your home. I am a little surprised with the 30% that are appreciative although there is no mention of what spiritual affect, if any, the book has on the 30%.

If we consider the number of congregants that frequent mainline denomination, protestant churches on Sunday mornings, we must admit that there is very little evidence, if any of God’s word in terms of their daily lives. Does one think that the Quran will be any different? I guess my thoughts on this may seem a little strange, especially coming from a pastor of the Christian faith.

You see, the Muslim wants to prohibit any opportunity for the Christian faith to have free course in their society. They vehemently oppose and even persecute the word of God and those who have placed it in high esteem, in an attempt to suppress the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Personally I have no problem with someone hanging a Quran upon my front door, because my faith is grounded in the truth of God’s word. It does not matter if it is a Book of Mormons, Literature from Jehovah Witness’ or even the ‘mighty Quran’. They have absolutely no power or influence. Very similar to what we see in those who go to church Sunday after Sunday, yet come away with a spirit that is devoid of God’s word and it has no power in their life.

I kind of liken it to what Christ told His disciples in the gospel of Matthew….    “Let them alone, the blind need leaders. If the blind lead the blind, they will both fall into the ditch”.

You see error is for no one, but the one who chose to live in error. If one wilfully rejects the word of truth and the Spirit of Truth, they must immerse themselves in some element of error. That’s the purpose of all the other material, and it is sufficient for the day. The purpose of God’s word is to shine light into the heart of darkness, those who do not chose it’s revelation must remain in darkness… It is sadly man’s choice.

Concerning the negative responses to those who contact Wajahat Sayeed, founder and director of  the foundation, concerning the receipt of the Quran…….

“It is not pleasant to hear that after all the effort you made,”

Guess one should not have trouble understanding how God will feel when He finds one has openly rejected His word and trodden under foot the precious blood of His Son….. Yeshua ha Massiach

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Habiba Kouider- the spirit of Felicitas

Felicitas: The Woman Who Worried an Emperor (A.D 164)
Felicitas was a Christian widow who lived with her seven sons in Rome during the early days of Christianity. Both she and her sons were mightily used of God in winning many to Christ. Her witness for Jesus was such that Emperor Antonius, himself, learned that many Romans were turning from idol worship to Christianity because of this family. Alarmed, he ordered Publius, the chief magistrate of Rome, to compel this woman and her sons to renounce their faith and sacrifice to the Roman gods, as was their duty as Roman citizens. If they refused, they were to be put to death.
Publius first attempted to bribe Felicitas into readopting the Roman religion with various kinds of promises. When this was unsuccessful, he began to threaten her with torture, but still he could not move this woman of faith. He urged her to think of her sons. “If you love your sons,” he said, “at least, command them to save their own lives.”
“If I were to do that,” she replied, “they would not be saving their lives but selling their bodies and souls to the devil.” She then turned to her sons and said, “Remain steadfast in the faith and in the confession of Christ; for Christ and His saints are waiting for you. Behold, heaven is open before you; therefore fight valiantly for your souls and show that you are faithful in the love of Christ, where with He loves you and you Him.”
Enraged, Publius had Felicitas brutally beaten in front of her sons and then sought to convince each of them to renounce their faith. But emboldened by their mother’s courage, they followed her words and example and refused.
Finally, Publius sent a message to the Emperor, informing him of his failure. Antonius ordered that the entire family be executed, but that the sons were to be tortured to death by separate executioners, Each son was to be killed in a different manner, with their mother forced to watch each of them die before she was to be put to death.
Thus Felicitas witnessed each of her sons give their lives for Christ just as she had urged them to do. Last of all, this woman who worried an emperor was beheaded. Together, they had remained faithful “even unto death” (Rev.2:10).

 

The Spirit of Felicitas is alive and well. Christian could face three years in prison for practicing faith ‘without license.’: Source Compass Direct News

Pray for Habiba Kouider, that she will remain steadfast and true to her Lord.

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Abstain From All Appearances of Witness?

This is a response to the email from the Billy Graham Association, concerning Franklin Graham’s admonition for American Christians to abstain from offending China’s laws concerning proselytizing for the cause of the gospel during the summer Olympics in August ’08.  The contents of the original email are in BOLD BLACK TYPE.

The response to a post from PastorRandy@blogspot, who was gracious enough to post the email defending Brother Graham’s comments. Thanks Brother Randy for making this email available.

From Pastor Randy’s blog….. 

Comments concerning the post ‘A House Divided’ This post is concerned that Graham is associating with the State Church of China in his meetings there.

It is not about the ‘LAW OF THE LAND’. It is more about a prevailing  spirit that we see thriving in the Church in America, and that a spirit of compromise and devoid of commitment for her Lord. Brother Graham’s argument, at least at face value, appears to be a formidable defense for such a stand, but does not have a biblical foundation that endures when the storms rage against a believers testimony.

Please take the time to consider this testimony- John & Betty Stam.

 

A Response from the Billy Graham Association

I received this very kind and gracious email response from the Billy Graham Association on Franklin Graham’s comments,
Franklin Graham was recently quoted in the press as saying that he was not in favor of Christian groups illegally proselytizing during the Olympic Games later this year, stating, “I would not support any illegal activity at all.”While there is some valid disagreement over how to approach preaching the Gospel in China, with well-meaning Christian groups and ministers using different strategies, the BGEA believes that ideally, and in the long run, “it is best to follow the laws of the land.”

We see in the book of Acts (Acts 5:29) that the disciples were given clear instructions to breach the law of man by the angel of the Lord in order to further the cause of the gospel. To which Peter responded to the council ‘the law’ “it is better to obey God rather than man.”

The tribulation did not take Peter and the other disciples by surprise as when Christ sent them into the world with the message of the kingdom, He imparted these very words of encouragement….

“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.” Matt.10:16-18

If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before [it hated] you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. John 15:18-19

No where do we find Christ exhorting the believer NOT to disobey ‘the law’, except of course as a murderer, thief, evil doer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters, but to manifest His love in so doing.

So when we find the believers in the church at Smyrna being cast into prison, tried and suffering tribulation, we can almost rest assured that it was ‘the law’ that wrought such unjust condemnation against the body of Christ.

It is this same unjust condemnation that we see against the underground church in China. As long as a church succumbs to the Three Self Patriot Movement (the state church) they receive a peaceful religious pass of sorts. But with the underground church we see them in the midst of a fiery trial because they have chosen rather to be obedient to God than man.

Now I would never pretend to fully understand the oppression that is taking place in China, but rest assured those that are in the midst of persecution and those that faithfully undergird our brothers and sisters in the midst of this fire will tell you that the religious attack is vehemently coming from the state church; not at all unlike the opposition we saw against our Lord and His followers as they spread His gospel.

There is a serious disconnect for the church in America. We have become so apathetic for the cause of the gospel that God is allowing all of our Christian freedoms to be removed form our society. It’s not that we don’t fund the movement, but if it were left up to us to go ye into all the world and preach the gospel, even in the face of adversity, we would wait for an opportunity.

While the church sits by idly trying to understand what is happening, we must admit, that for the most part, the church is wallowing in a passive yet ignorant spirit as to what is really taking place. And those of us who see it are so lazy that we are not waging spiritual warfare (prayer) to tap in to the power of God to turn the tide. The frog is being boiled to death and he doesn’t even realize it is happening.

So really the problem is not obedience to ‘the law’ it is apathy and deception. We feel like the enemy can be won peacefully. I think that if we saw the church in America stand upon the unadulterated word of God, we would see the enemy loosing ground, to which he would vehemently reek in persecution. If the church is willing to sit by and bath itself in the comforts of vain religion, the enemy of the cross will sit there and smile… ask the church at Laodecia.

By working with in the framework of the laws of China, Franklin was able to reach out to more than 423,000 in Hong Kong last year, with more than 33,000 placing their faith in Jesus Christ. Similarly, during his current trip in China, Franklin was able to preach the Gospel message to 12,000 .”people in China’s largest church.

I remember the testimony of a man that spoke but before a tiny crowd of maybe 20-25 believers. Not in a large and ornate church but meeting in an isolated location under the cover of night in sub-freezing temperatures. Each member bring pages from God’s word because they do not have complete text. How precious is His word to these committed believers.

If the police how run across this assembly they would have been in jeopardy of beating, jail or loosing everything they possessed. This must not have been the case with the church Brother Graham preached at? If not, I wonder what the difference would be?

What we have in these words of justification is evidence of how cloudy spiritual discernment in Christian circles in America. The church in America feel that a church’s success in measured in numbers, attendance, number of conversion, baptisms, financial giving, etc….

We ought to be concerned that this is a vulnerable area for the church; an area of great deception. The church in America hangs it religious hat way to heavy upon the numbers as seeming evidence of success.

When the word of God measures success, it speaks of endurance. Once again let’s consider Smyrna…

“be thou faithful unto death, and I will give the the crown of life.”

The underground church in China is a mirror of the church in Smyrna, not the state church Three Self Patriot Movement, but the underground church.

The underground church in China is immersed in the persecution that Christ warned His disciples would follow when their witness was true to His word; not the state church Three Self Patriot Movement. It not about numbers, it’s about commitment, and that to the Living Word.

“It is amazing the distance some Christians go to seek persecution and all so unnecessary.  Draw a little nearer to Calvary, and persecution will seek you.  The world still hates the man who hates his sin.”          -A.W. Tozer

It is also our prayer that this will open up additional opportunities to tell the people of China about Jesus Christ. As the Beijing Olympics approach, Franklin Graham encourages Christian groups that want to do ministry at that time to be sensitive and respectful to the local church and the impact we as outsiders could have on them. For anyone who wants to review the current laws of China regarding religious activity this information is available at www.billygraham.org.

If we would consider the furtherance of the gospel as it spread across Asia Minor, those carrying the gospel did not sit around and wait for an opportunity to share the gospel, they aggressively pursued under the direction of the Spirit of God. When religion works, it waits for the opportunity, when the Spirit of God works, He is aggressively seeking to save those that are lost; even when it is contrary to ‘the law’.

Thanks again for your e-mail. We hope this answer has been helpful. Please contact us with any further questions. It is our pleasure to assist you.

Thanks once again Brother Randy for posting the email from The Billy Graham Assoc.

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Water Unfit For Drinking………

And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates, ‘and in thy schools’. Added by the blogger for emphasis.

When God led His people out of Egypt, he gave very careful instructions for the fathers to keep His word before their children……

We have not only forsaken the word of God in public schools across this America, but we have supplanted it with another teaching. Please take the time to consider the article History Textbooks Promoting Islam. Source: WorldNet Daily 

Among the lessons public school students must learn from the various books:

  • Muhammad “taught equality”
  • Fasting reminds Muslims of people who struggle to get enough food
  • Muhammad told his followers to make sure guests never left a table hungry
  • Arab traditions include being kind to strangers and helping needy

 

Now if you are a Muslim, I am sure that you are ecstatic that you Holy book and its doctrine is being propagated in our public school system and you should be.

If you are a Christian, you should not be surprised as the day draweth nigh.  A day liken to the day God sent Isaiah to His people…..

“Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, [that] they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, [till] wine inflame them! And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands. Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope: That say, Let him make speed, [and] hasten his work, that we may see [it]: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know [it]! Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto [them that are] wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Woe unto [them that are] mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, [so] their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.”

A word of encouragement to a nation that has shaken its fist in the face of Almighty God…. “Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?”

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Black&White

In March of 2005, NBC Dateline ran a special on the Bennie Hinn Ministries. Below are some revelations from the program that was aired. Source: MinistryWatch.com

Hinn is founder, chairman, president and CEO of BHM. Through his crusades – which collect untold amounts of cash, as well as donations through checks and credit cards – and television program, “This is Your Day,” Hinn raises upwards of $100 million annually. • Hinn’s salary is somewhere between half a million and a million dollars per year. He also gets royalties from the sales of his books;
• Personal perks for Hinn, family and his entourage include a $10 million seaside mansion; a private jet with annual operating costs of about
$1.5 million; a Mercedes SUV and convertible, each valued at about $80,000;
• What the church termed “layovers” between crusades included hotel bills ranging from $900 per night to royal suites that cost almost $3,000
for one night’s stay. Layover locations included Hawaii, Cancun, London, Milan and other exotic locations.
• Beverly Hills shopping sprees;
• Receipts showing Hinn’s daughter receiving $1,300 in petty cash; her boyfriend getting $2,550 for babysitting; $23,000 in cash dispersed to
Hinn and his wife; and, $25,000 in cash for expenses for a crusade – 30 minutes away from Hinn’s home;
• Hinn continues to espouse the theologically-suspect self-serving Word-of-Faith or “prosperity” gospel. Jesus and his followers never amassed
personal wealth through their ministry and instead lived a clearly sacrificial life. Hinn would be wise to follow this example and encourage his
followers to do likewise as this would lead to much greater spiritual prosperity, the value of which far exceeds anything material;
• Hinn employs two primary methods to manipulate those that watch him – promising healings to those afflicted with chronic or terminal ill-nesses, and claiming that donations are “seeds” being planted by the donor that will result in the gift giver enjoying financial blessings;
• Television producer Nathan Daniel, a former BHM employee who was hired to improve the public image, instead reported to NBC, “There was
never one complete record that would suit the criteria for documented miracle healing.”

Now consider Sua Yinh Siong of Lau Chai village, in Sapa district in the Northwest Mountainous Region of Vietnam Source:CompassDirectNews

Which testimony exudes the aroma of Christ and His Spirit?

Which testimony would be the easiest sell to the church in America?

Pray for our brothers and sisters that are in the fire for the cause of Christ.

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