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Saturday, 29 June 2013

Babylon America’s war on God: National Cathedral rings church bells to cheer Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling: Obama praises Supreme Court’s gay marriage rulings



 

 ** FILE ** Washington National Cathedral. (Associated Press)

 

National Cathedral rings church bells to cheer Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jun/26/national-cathedral-rings-church-bells-cheer-suprem/  

The Washington Times
The National Cathedral in Washington rang its church bells for 45 minutes to an hour on Wednesday to celebrate the Supreme Court’s rulings that cleared the path for gay marriage in California and federal recognition for married same-sex couples.

Cathedral spokesman Richard Weinberg said the bells rang at noon. Bells also rang at other Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian, Unitarian and other Christian churches, CBS DC reported.


he cathedral scheduled a prayer service for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender families Wednesday at 7 p.m. to celebrate the ruling, CBS said.

In a statement, the cathedral’s dean, the Rev. Gary Hall, said the church rang its bells “to celebrate the extension of federal marriage equality to all the same-sex couples modeling God’s love in lifelong covenants.”


Obama praises Supreme Court’s gay marriage rulings

 


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The Washington Times


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

President Obama Wednesday hailed the Supreme Court’s ruling that struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, and immediately ordered Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to ensure that federal benefits are available to gay couples affected by the decision.

“I’ve directed the attorney general to work with other members of my Cabinet to review all relevant federal statutes to ensure this decision, including its implications for federal benefits and obligations, is implemented swiftly and smoothly,” Mr. Obama said in a statement.


He called the now-voided 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, signed by President Clinton, “discrimination enshrined in law.”

“It treated loving, committed gay and lesbian couples as a separate and lesser class of people,” Mr. Obama said of DOMA. “The Supreme Court has righted that wrong, and our country is better off for it. We are a people who declared that we are all created equal — and the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.”

The president, who released the statement while aboard Air Force One en route to Africa, came out last year in favor of gay marriage and had instructed the Justice Department not to defend the federal law in court cases. House Republicans stepped in to finance a defense of the law in court.

“This ruling is a victory for couples who have long fought for equal treatment under the law; for children whose parents’ marriages will now be recognized, rightly, as legitimate; for families that, at long last, will get the respect and protection they deserve; and for friends and supporters who have wanted nothing more than to see their loved ones treated fairly and have worked hard to persuade their nation to change for the better,” Mr. Obama said.

The president said the case involves a “sensitive” issue, and said maintaining the nation’s commitment to religious freedom “is also vital.”

“How religious institutions define and consecrate marriage has always been up to those institutions,” the president said. “Nothing about this decision — which applies only to civil marriages — changes that.”

He added, “The laws of our land are catching up to the fundamental truth that millions of Americans hold in our hearts: when all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.”

Mr. Obama telephoned two people from Air Force One to congratulate them on the rulings: Edie Windsor, the plaintiff in the DOMA case, and Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, who led the fight against California’s Proposition 8.

The president told Ms. Windsor that he was “heartened” by the decision and believed it was “fitting” that the ruling came 10 years after the high court struck down laws making same-sex relationships illegal, said White House press secretary Jay Carney.

The president told Mr. Griffin that the decision in Proposition 8 was “a tremendous victory,” Mr. Carney said.

Mr. Obama ‘noted that although the court did not address the constitutionality of Proposition 8, today’s ruling is a victory” for the plaintiffs in that case “and to all loving, committed couples in the state of California,” Mr. Carney said.

The president told Mr. Griffin that the laws of the land are catching up to the fundamental truth of gay equality, Mr. Carney said.

Mr. Obama and his aides were following news of the Supreme Court’s action on Air Force One but lost connectivity on the plane just as the decisions were being announced. Mr. Carney said the president and his team instead received the news instead in phone calls from White House Counsel Kathy Ruemmler and other staffers in Washington.


“He was obviously pleased,” Mr. Carney said of the president. “He believes that this is a very good day for civil rights in our country and was just glad to see the decisions come down as they did.”






IRS Could Revoke Non-Profit Status for Religious Institutions over Same-Sex Marriage



IRS Could Revoke Non-Profit Status for Religious Institutions over Same-Sex Marriage


Ben Shapiro

 26 Jun 2013

Based on Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling, in which the Court majority determined that the Defense of Marriage Act’s federal definition of marriage had to incorporate state-based same-sex marriages, Internal Revenue Service regulations could be modified to remove non-profit status for churches across the country.


The DOMA decision makes clear that marriage is a state-to-state issue, meaning that religious institutions that receive non-profit status on the federal level but do not perform or accept same-sex marriages in states where it is legal could have non-profit status revoked. Furthermore, should the IRS move to revoke federal non-profit status for churches, synagogues and mosques that do not perform same-sex marriage more generally, the Court could easily justify that decision on the basis of “eradicating discrimination” in religious education.

In 1983, the Supreme Court ruled in Bob Jones University v. United States that it was within the scope of the First Amendment’s protections for religion for the IRS to revoke the tax exempt status for the university based on its policy prohibiting interracial dating. The Court determined that the “Government has a fundamental, overriding interest in eradicating racial discrimination in education … which substantially outweighs whatever burden denial of tax benefits places on [the university’s] exercise of their religious beliefs.”

The Supreme Court is clearly leaning toward a similar move here. The Court stated in Romer v. Evans (1996) that states could not take measures to prevent future distinction of gays and lesbians as a protected class under state law; in Lawrence v. Texas (2003) the Court ruled that same-sex sexual activity was Constitutionally protected; in the DOMA case on Wednesday, the Court ruled that DOMA was unconstitutional not merely on federalism grounds, but because it violated the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment and the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment.

On the state level, a movement is already under way to revoke non-profit status for religious organizations that do not abide by the same-sex marriage. In Massachusetts in 2006, Boston Catholic Charities withdrew from adoption services thanks to the state mandate on same-sex adoptions, rather than fight the issue in court. In California, a bill is already making its way through the legislature to bar non-profit status for any religious youth group that discriminates on the basis of “gender identity, race, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, or religious affiliation.”

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

A Response to Exodus: Don’t Apologize for the Truth



 

FIRST READ:

Sorry for wasting my time trying to change gays in Babylon America !!!! Head of Exodus ministry issues apology to gay community

 

A Response to Exodus: Don’t Apologize for the Truth

http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/40026-a-response-to-exodus-don-t-apologize-for-the-truth

11:30AM EDT 6/26/2013 J. Lee Grady

 

Two weeks ago at a church in Pennsylvania, a young man came to me seeking prayer. I’ll call him Enrique. He needed to make an honest confession. He admitted to me he had been experimenting with gay sex with two different guys.

The Holy Spirit had convicted Enrique that his behavior was wrong. His eyes were moist with tears as he bared his soul. He said he didn’t want to live in a homosexual lifestyle. He wanted help. I could have offered my new friend three very different responses:

1. Harsh judgment. I could have stepped back, scowled with disgust (“You did what? That’s sick!”) and told Enrique homosexuals go to hell—leaving him feeling condemned and without hope.

2. Lenient sympathy. I could have told Enrique not to feel guilty. I could have affirmed his behavior by saying, “Lots of people have same-sex attraction. Some are born that way. If you are attracted to men, just explore your sexuality. God loves you just the way you are.”

3. Loving counsel. I could have put my arm around Enrique, led him in a prayer of repentance and reminded him that Jesus can help him overcome sinful urges through the power of the Holy Spirit. I also could have reminded him that gay sex is unhealthy, and I could have encouraged him to join a compassionate support group.

If you know me at all, you know I chose response No. 3. And I’m not apologizing for that.

Last week, the blogosphere was ablaze with comments about Exodus International, the Christian ex-gay ministry that has offered prayer support to people who struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction. The ministry was in the news because Alan Chambers, the organization’s president, changed his approach to homosexuality and issued a dramatic apology to the LGBT community. His decision led him to close Exodus.

Chambers believes Christians have been too hateful—and I would agree with him on that point. Response No. 1 should never be our reaction. We have no business calling people “queers” or “fags”; we shouldn’t treat gay people like lepers; and we shouldn’t put homosexuality at the top of our sin list when Christians are guilty of adultery, greed, racism, domestic violence, easy divorce and child abuse. Our hypocrisy has become notorious.

Chambers told the Orlando Sentinel, "Most people know the church because of what we’re against, and I want to be known because of what we’re for.” I can agree with Alan that our religious negativity is a turnoff. But I can’t follow the reasoning that suggests we throw out 2,000 years of Christian tradition in order to correct our judgmentalism.

It makes absolutely no sense to tell a person who wants freedom from homosexuality that prayer can’t help them. What about the person who struggles with drug addiction? Do we just give them syringes? What about a woman who is having sex with five men? Do we tell her God made her this way and that she should just keep a big supply of condoms and live with her fornication problem?

Exodus was ridiculed by some people in the gay community because its leaders believed Christians can “cure” homosexuality though spiritual therapy. They even chided the ex-gay movement for trying to “pray the gay away.” Some LGBT critics claimed the number of people who actually felt “cured” of homosexual feelings after receiving help from Exodus was dismally low. And Chambers himself has admitted that he still feels some level of sexual attraction to men even though he is happily married to his wife, Leslie.

But a Christian view of homosexuality is not based on one man’s experience, and God certainly never promised that conversion would end temptation. The Bible actually compares the Christian life to an ongoing battle between flesh and spirit, and it invites us to discover supernatural victory by focusing on Christ and relying on His indwelling power to help us fight our sinful tendencies.

I know many Christian men and women who struggle with various levels of homosexual temptation. Some are in happy heterosexual marriages and have found the grace to resist sinful urges. Others lived in gay relationships until they repented and broke free—and now they are celibate. Their goal is not so much to be “cured” of their feelings or to be transformed overnight into heterosexuals. Their desire is to honor God by abstaining from sexual sin.

The apostle Paul said he asked God three times to remove a “thorn” from his flesh. We don’t know what that thorn was—it could have been a physical ailment, an emotional burden or even a sexual flaw. We don’t need to know Paul’s specific weakness. The answer God gave Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:9 applies to anyone’s struggle: “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness” (NASB).

That power is still available today. God's grace is as amazing as ever. Even though Exodus has closed its doors, God still offers His forgiveness and healing to anyone who wants to overcome sexual brokenness.

J. Lee Grady is the former editor of Charisma and the director of The Mordecai Project (themordecaiproject.org). You can follow him on Twitter at @leegrady. Other Christian ministries continue to carry on the work that Exodus International began. You can learn more about the Restored Hope Network at restoredhopenetwork.com.


Gays Win as Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act

http://www.charismanews.com/us/40025-gays-win-as-supreme-court-strikes-down-defense-of-marriage-act

10:30AM EDT 6/26/2013 Reuters

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a federal law that restricts the definition of marriage to opposite-sex couples in a major victory for the gay rights movement.

The ruling, on a 5-4 vote, means that legally married gay men and women are entitled to claim the same federal benefits that are available to opposite-sex married couples.

The court was due to decide within minutes a second case concerning a California law that bans same-sex marriage in the state.


Randy White at Odds With Evangelical Credit Union Over Ex-Wife Paula White



 


(Photo: AP Images / The Tampa Tribune, File)
Randy and Paula White tell worshippers at Without Walls International Church in Tampa, Fla., that they are divorcing at a night service on Thursday, August 23, 2007.

Randy White at Odds With Evangelical Credit Union Over Ex-Wife Paula White


By Nicola Menzie , Christian Post Reporter

June 25, 2013|6:43 pm

Bishop Randy White and Paula White are apparently at odds over $2 million worth of church equipment he claims the Evangelical Christian Credit Union should not have allowed his former wife to take and use for her own ministry. The claim is part of a multimillion dollar complaint White has filed against the California credit union, which itself has been seeking nearly $14 million in foreclosure proceedings for a Lakeland, Fla., megachurch the once-married couple left abandoned for nearly two years.

Randy and Paula White, who divorced in 2007, founded Without Walls International Church in 1991 in Tampa, Fla., and eventually developed it into one of the nation's largest evangelical Christian congregations. In 2005, they purchased the former Carpenter's Home Church property in Lakeland for $8 million and renamed it Without Walls Central. The 9,600-seat sanctuary struggled to grow its congregation and stopped services in 2011 after one pastor after another resigned. Other issues, such as a Senate finance panel questioning the legitimacy of the ministry's nonprofit status, growing debt, and accusations by former church members that the Whites were preoccupied with money and fame, also contributed to its closure. Without Walls Central's Lakeland campus, which includes an unused school facility, had its electricity disconnected for the second time in two years in March, according to The Ledger.

The Evangelical Christian Credit Union started foreclosure proceedings for the property last October, and was expected to make its case in court in September. The Ledger reports, citing court documents, that the California-based credit union, said to be one of the nation's top lenders, has been trying to collect $13.9 from Without Walls since September 2012 for the Lakeland property. The agency also holds the mortgage for the ministry's main Tampa campus, which has been challenging foreclosure proceedings as well.

In his lawsuit against the Evangelical Christian Credit Union, White claims the lender "acted inappropriately" against Without Walls by allegedly attempting to sabotage a potential sale of the Tampa property. The Ledger reports that it was also alleged that the credit union's CEO and president, Mark G. Holbrook, "improperly encouraged Paula White to take more than $2 million worth of music and video equipment from the Tampa church for use in her own ministries." Without Walls is demanding $23.8 million in damages in the lawsuit.

When asked Tuesday about the allegations, the Evangelical Christian Credit Union's public relations manager, Jac La Tour, told The Chrisian Post, "No comment."

Paula White led nondenominational Without Walls International Church in Tampa up until January 2012, when she was appointed senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Orlando. Bishop White, who had resigned from leadership of the Tampa church in 2009 due to health issues, returned to pulpit in June 2012.

Last year upon his return to the pulpit, White denied reports that he and his ex-wife were bickering, telling the congregation, "That is not the case whatsoever." He claimed that he and Paula White "get along great" and said the New Destiny Christian Church pastor "cares very much for this church."

In January of this year, White announced to the Without Walls congregation his intention to find a new worship facility and sell their 13.05-acre property, currently listed by Sperry Van Ness Commercial Real Estate Advisors for $13,750,000. The property is described in the sale listing as "highly desirable" and "arguably one of the best opportunities in Tampa." Without Walls' 63.49-acre Lakeland campus has also been listed by the real estate company, with a price tag of $14,750,000.

The Evangelical Christian Credit Union, which describes itself as "an alliance of thousands of people and ministries committed to fueling Christ-centered ministry," provides loans and other financial services to ministries. The Brea, Calif., organization is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), which includes Mark G. Holbrook among its board of directors. The Evangelical Christian Credit Union claims core assets valued at over $1.2 billion, with total assets under its management exceeding $3 billion.

Reuters reported last year that many churches have been struggling to recover since the 2008 U.S. economic crisis, with congregations in California, Georgia, Florida and Michigan particularly hard hit. The report suggested that during the housing bubble that contributed to the 2007-2009 U.S. recession, many churches took out more loans to fix up or add to their properties with the help of major lenders or the Evangelical Christian Credit Union. Once the recession hit and joblessness rose, church donations plunged right along with the value of these worship facilities.

While charitable donations were up in areas benefiting the arts, the environment and animals, the latest report on 2012 giving from Giving USA confirmed a marked decrease in donations to religious organizations, which one expert suggested was due to Americans no longer viewing religious institutions as the center of their communities.


Church of England Envisions 'Christianity-Centered Pagan Church'


Church of England Envisions 'Christianity-Centered Pagan Church'

 By Anugrah Kumar , Christian Post Contributor

June 22, 2013|2:08 pm

As part of its drive to retain congregation numbers, the Church of England is training its clergy to create a "pagan church" where Christianity will be "very much in the center," a British newspaper reports.


The mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion is seeking to create new forms of Anglicanism with which people of alternative beliefs should feel comfortable, according to The Telegraph.

"I would be looking to formulate an exploration of the Christian faith that would be at home in their culture," the daily quotes the Rev. Steve Hollinghurst, who is advising the denomination in its new endeavor, as telling the BBC.

What the church is looking at is "almost to create a pagan church where Christianity was very much in the centre," he adds.

The job of training the clergy to "break new ground" has been given to the Church Mission Society with the hope that many spiritual people will embrace Christianity.

"Nowadays people, they want to feel something; they want to have some sense of experience," Andrea Campenale, who works with the CMS, was quoted as saying. "We live in reflective England where there's much more of a focus on ourselves. I think that is something we can bring in dialogue with the Christian society."

Hollinghurst works at the research unit of the Church Army, an evangelistic organization founded in the Church of England and now operating in many parts of the Anglican Communion.

On the organization's website, Hollinghurst describes himself as "Researcher in Evangelism to Post-Christian Culture."

"Needless to say that's a bit of a conversation stopper when asked 'so what do you do?' down the pub so I tend to put it more simply by saying my job is to find out how Christians can communicate their faith effectively with people who don't have a church background," he explains. "I find that most of the people I speak to who aren't Christians see the point! Indeed they often offer their own suggestions as to how Christianity can improve its flagging image."

Britain is no longer a Christian country, "yet spirituality is very much on the agenda for many," he goes on to say. "My own spiritual journey began in my teens with an exploration of all kinds of faiths and alternative spiritualities before choosing Christianity as my path. Since then I have always been interested in the spiritual quest of others and how Christianity might connect with their quest as it has done with mine."

If God became human in Jesus not only to relate to humans but also to transform creation so it can fulfill its calling, "then Christianity ought to be relevant to all people," he adds. "But how can that connection be made when for many it seems to be a tired old religion, a relic of a passing age? Needless to say I enjoy a good challenge!"



When the prosperity Gospel is more emotional than scriptural: Pastor Edwin Musiime’s Dominion Conference 2013 and the ridiculous interpretation of the seven mountains in Revelations 17


I find it very difficult to explain to many Africans that the current gospel they are receiving is one from the main stream Apostate Laodicean American Church that worships, Man and Mammon; a Babylonian Mammon or Money gospel with very dire end time implications that will lead these Christians to worship the Beast and his system. However, someone will have to stand and speak Truth. Kato Mivule, http://takeheedafrica.blogspot.com/2008/03/ugandas-rotten-prosperity-movement.html




Having being born as Anglican and raised in Catholic schools, Musiime in his quest for the true knowledge of the lord joined the Jehovah's witnesses until he met the lord Jesus Christ in 2001 at Kansanga Miracle Center. Pastor Musiime has had opportunity to minister with and serve mighty men of God world over i.e. Pr. Enoch Adeboye, Dr. Jamal Bryant, Dr. Randy Morrison, Dr. Clyde Rivers, Pastor Robert Kayanja, Matthew Crouch, Dr. Levi Silindza and Dr. Cecil Stewart among others.
http://hillrockministries.org/About/AboutEdwinMusiime.html
 

 

Man has taken over control of Christian meetings, home groups, churches in order to exploit, profit, manipulate at all levels the souls of Men. That is why Churches in America care nothing but about the numbers of people they can hold and retain. They use the very language and principles employed by Business School Graduates. Management of Souls is very important to them. The higher number of souls one has the higher the market value of those souls. This in return means a larger market to sell Christian books, videos, DVDs, collect huge tithes and offerings, collect huge returns from old couples with large wealth who when they die leave all their riches to churches and ‘Man Control’ in the guise of doing God’s work. As such the true gospel can NEVER be preached, the type of gospel you find in these circles is about money, prosperity, church growth, home cell expansion and how to preach Jesus Christ in the market place with a goal to get more souls not to Christ Jesus but to the Church System. So, Man-made rules are the very imperative…they are the order of operation of the Americanized Christian System…it is all about money. Paul was so right in stating that money is the source of all evils, Kato Mivule, http://www.geocities.ws/kmivule7/Comment6.htm

 

Dominion gathering comes to Serena


Tuesday, 25 June 2013 21:21

Written by Racheal Ninsiima

In this year’s Dominion Gathering, emphasis was placed on the seven mountains of society influence.

Unknown to many of us, we all belong to one or more of these mountains and for each, there is more to them than meets the eye. Dominion Gathering is a premier networking platform for Christians, organized annually through the Kingdom Network.



Conforming to the Image of American Prosperity Pastors instead of Jesus Christ





These mountains, said Dr James Magara, the keynote speaker, are biblically revealed in Revelation 5:1-12 but more centrally in verse 12 which states, “Worthy is the Lamb who is slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honour and glory and blessing”

“These seven attributes of majesty that He is worthy to receive each coincide with the seven main pillars of every nation’s culture or society,” he said.


He added that Revelation 17 describes a “harlot” who sits on a “beast with seven heads” that are seven mountains. This implies that each of the seven mountains has a principality operating behind it.

“The seven mountains or areas of influence are the specific arenas that God is giving us favour to retake and bring under the influence of Christ.”

He let us in on the revelation of each mountain.


The media mountain

We all belong here - newspapers, blogs, online publications, radios, television, magazines, name it - we have power to influence decisions of society. Dr Magara said that scandals and bad news seem to dominate the media which is representative of the Hittite nation in the Old Testament which was large and expansive.

“The word Hittite comes from the word heth which implies terror and fear or bad news and the principle behind it is Apollyon which means destroyer and enslaving people by magnifying their fears,” Dr Magara explained.

Needed to counter this principality are journalists to report news accurately that has an effect of influencing them positively. To achieve this, he urged journalists to undergo training, engage the community through dialogue, link up with others and serve their community by solving their problems.

Pastor Dr.Godfrey Kamese

The church mountain

Christianity is ranked the largest religion in the world today. According to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, in 2010 there were 2.18 billion Christians around the world, nearly a third of the global population and it is the fastest growing religion worldwide.

“The Perizzites dominate this mountain and they represent people that have no protection and prone to the principality of idolatry which was entrenched in the high places in the Old Testament and causes death and lack,” Dr Magara explained.

He said what is needed is ministers of the gospel of Christ who will draw people to worship in spirit and truth attained through an intimate relationship with Christ. For worthy is the Lamb to receive honour.

The mountain of celebration

In this day, celebration comes in all forms, shapes and colours - talk of fashion, sports, film, culture, music and festivities that have taken a large toll on youth. The Hivite nation rules this mountain and represents life-giving places and counterfeits celebration with corrupt substitutes that do not bring glory to God.

The principality behind it is Jezebel and what are needed are prophetic mantles to realize the deception of our pop culture and encourage them to produce art and entertainment and celebrate the Lord’s way.

The family mountain

Family is a nuclear unit for society and what family is to the world is what a cell is to the body because when cells fail, then the body dies. So when the family dies, society disintegrates. Without love, a family cannot exist.

The Jebusite nation rules this mountain and means rejection, and in Uganda, child sacrifice and abortion are some of the examples of rejection from family. The principality behind this mountain is perversion.

Mountain of government

The Girgashites rule on the mountain of government. Girgashites represent dwelling in clay soils. Earthly desires and corrupt ambitions are common to this mountain. The principality behind this mountain is Lucifer because of his pride and manipulation.
“The desire for the riches of this earth ends in corruption but time has come for us to take back our governments and put Jesus back to the top,” Dr Magara said.

Mountain of Business and economy

The Canaanites who represent merchants, traders, traffickers and lovers of money rule on this mountain. The principalities of a mammon and Babylon operate behind this mountain and produce twin lies of poverty and greed.


“Money itself is not evil but the enemy has convinced everyone that money is their true source of provision. His goal is to enslave people to poverty and twists God’s abundance into greed for more,” he explained.

The key is to look only unto God for our provision.

Mountain of Education

Education is turning people into critical thinkers. The Amorites, representing pride, haughtiness, self-exaltation atheism and liberalism rule this mountain.

“The belief is human reason is the only legitimate source of knowledge and this is the principality of Beelzebub which means lies,” he explains.

What are needed, therefore, are teachers whose mission will be to bring in a fear of God-based curriculum because worthy is the lamb to receive wisdom. The ceremony organized by Pr Edwin Musiime, the chairman of Kingdom network, was held at Serena hotel with music from the Harmonics, Julie Mutesasira and Judith Babirye.

Other speakers included Pastor Godfrey Kamese and Apostle John Vandabuye from Ghana.


Also see,

Uganda's Rotten Prosperity Movement

http://takeheedafrica.blogspot.com/2008/03/ugandas-rotten-prosperity-movement.html 

 

"America-nized Christianity, ‘Another Gospel’ To Africa"

http://www.naijarules.com/vb/religion-philosophy-spirituality/30793-america-nized-christianity-another-gospel-africa.html 
 
 
 
'Man Control', The End-time Implications
Part I: False Submissions, Total Rebellion
 
http://www.geocities.ws/kmivule7/Comment4.htm 
 
 
‘Man Control’, The End-time Implications
Part II: False Coverings, Spiritual Fornication
 
http://www.geocities.ws/kmivule7/Comment5.htm 
 
 
‘Man Control’, End-time Implications
Part III: Flee Babylon, Free Covering in Christ Jesus
‘Man Control’, End-time Implications
Part IV: Man Approval, Total Witchcraft
Setting Our Minds On Christ in This Day and Age 
Preach God’s Word, Stick to Sound Doctrine
http://www.geocities.ws/kmivule7/Comment3.htm




Who is Pastor Edwin Musiime?
http://hillrockministries.org/About/AboutEdwinMusiime.html
One of Africa's rising revivalists Pastor Edwin Musiime a highly respected minister of the word is Presiding minister and over seer of the Hillrock Church, Chairman Rock Group, C.E.O The Rock Magazine-East Africa's Premier Inspiration Magazine, Quality Assurance Manager with Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, 8 year TV host of Christian Voice, Chairman and Co-Founder Olive Gospel Awards, Co-Founder irock Fashionz, Presiding C.E.O Myl Brands-Africa's next top Media Agency, Presiding Chairman Rock Summits & Success Nights.

Pastor Musiime is an established author, motivation speaker, Healing minister, Mentor and role model to many. He is blessedly and happily married to Hillrock first lady Isabele Kim Musiime with whom they have been blessed by Princess Myla Mirabele Musiime by the grace of God.

Born in 1982 in Kampala, Uganda historically know as the pearl of the African continent, Musiime began ministering as early at the tender age of 14 long before he gave his life to Christ.
Pastor Musiime carries with him the quintessence of hope, healing and restoration always bestowed upon the lives of the lives he has touched. God was to show him that he had a bigger calling when he wanted to commit suicide at early age when he had lost his father Charles Njuyarwo. Life then seemed meaningless as it seemed life had thrust him from grace to grass.

"I knew and I have a plan for you," was the re-assuring voice he had listened and carried in his spirit to date.

Through his continuing special love for the holy spirit and special grace of God, he has reached the gospel of the lord Jesus to Africa, Europe and the United States and is still thirsting to reach as more lives as he can by the grace of God.


Musiimes' success can be found in his core message: We all have a significant call t reach out and touch a life somewhere in the world. That our God is a good God has deposited in each of us enormous ability to supernaturally operate in this natural realm.



Pastor Musiime chocking on rent debts


Publish Date: Jan 20, 2012

SENIOR Pastor, Entrepreneur and Olive Gospel Music Awards chairman, Edwin Musiime is among the thousands choking on January debts, The Kampala Sun has discovered.


The sharpdressing Musiime, who is also the publisher of Rock magazine, appeared tongue-tied after solicitors and advocates raided his home to recover rent at Rofra House, Plot 546 Kansanga on Gaba road.


A document in our grasp details that Musiime, who pays sh1m per month in rent, had defaulted over two months and kept dodging his landlord, a one Frank Nyanzi, who sought counsel from Kawalya, Mubiru and Nansubuga & Nsubuga Solicitors& Advocates.


Bwana Musiime take heart. The Bible doesn’t mention anywhere that it is a sin to be in debt. However, Proverbs 22:7 says that when you are in debt to another, you enter into a slave/master relationship with your creditor. Hope your slavery ends soon.


Adapted from The Kampala Sun


Escape the tyranny of the catholic church by being born again: Soroti priest 'will not baptize' kids of unwedded couples




Soroti priest 'will not baptize' kids of unwedded couples


Publish Date: Jun 26, 2013

By Godfrey Ojore

SOROTI - A Catholic priest in Soroti Diocese, the Fr. Joseph Eciru, has banned baptism of children whose parents have not married in the church.


Presiding over the baptism of 17 children at Kaler Catholic Church in Gweri sub-county, Soroti district on Sunday, Eciru said it was the last time he was baptising children whose parents were not wedded.



“I will not accept this anymore and I want men with pregnant women who are here to consider wedding them before coming to baptise their children.”


“Better inform your in-laws about your wedding early enough. Why do you men want to waste people’s daughters like that?” he asked the parents.


Ugandan Roman Catholic Prisoners during the anti-biblical child baptism session


An angry Eciru almost refused to baptise the children after he learnt that most of their parents were not wedded.


Everest Okello, the Soroti district education officer, who was present in the church, requested the fathers of the children to promise Eciru that they would wed, but they all declined.


The failure by the children’s fathers to respond to Okello’s request prompted some of the mothers to shed tears.


Some of the parents were seen sweating after Eciru threatened not to baptise their children.



“Who among you is promising to wed? Who? If you are not responding, then I am going away because I don’t want to contravene the biblical teachings,” Eciru said.


After hours of pleas from the wedded believers, Eciru accepted to baptise the children, but declared that he would no longer baptise children, whose parents are not wedded.


“I would love to be wedded but my husband says he has no money and that he is not ready. I don’t know what to do since we are still having more children,” a mother of seven, who asked not to be named, said.

When contacted, the diocesan chancellor, Fr. Lawrence Akepa, who spoke on behalf of Bishop Emmanuel Obbo, said Eciru was right.


“He is right because that is the type of guidance people need. This guidance is not only needed in Kaler, but everywhere. That is how the Catholic Church works,” said Akepa.


He further explained that according to the Canon Law, all Christians who have produced four children must wed.


“This looks like something new but Catholics know it. All those with four children and above must wed because we believe that people who have lived that long together are mature in faith,” Akepa stressed.





INFANT BAPTISM EXPOSED!
It's History and Harm
Infant baptism is not a Scriptural doctrine.  It is not found in the Bible. There is not one example in the Bible of one single baby being baptized.  We will show that baby baptism is of pagan origin.

It is my purpose in this article to set forth my reasons for saying, as I often have said, that...

 INFANT BAPTISM IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SENDING MORE PEOPLE TO HELL THAN ANY OTHER RELIGIOUS ERROR.

  From my point of view, it is a dreadful thing to baptize a baby and let him grow up believing that by that baptism he has been saved and is on his way to heaven.

As we have said so many times, we believe all babies and children below the age of accountability are protected by the Lord respecting their eternal soul. I do not believe-that any child below the age of accountability has ever gone to hell. Of course, there is no differentiating between those who were baptized as infants and those who were not.

Little children certainly can come to Christ when they are old enough to understand that Jesus died for them and shed his blood to pay for their sins.  If that child is old enough to realize that he cannot take his sin to heaven, and that he is lost and a sinner, than that child is old enough to be saved. What age is that?  I do not know.  It varies from child to child.  Billy Graham and James Dobson claimed they were saved at 4 years of age.  I was saved at age 6.  It depends upon the religious training environment a child is raised in too.

 In fact, we adults must become like 'little children' and have child-like faith when we come to Him!  Jesus did say in Matthew 19:14,

"But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven."

This verse is not teaching, however, that little infants, just born, are come to Christ by being baptized by a priest!  As stated earlier, little children who die in infancy are covered by the Blood of Christ and will go to heaven.  They are thus 'covered' until they reach the age that they can understand the Gospel, and at that point they must trust Christ on their own, of their own volition. 



HISTORY OF INFANT BAPTISM

Infant baptism appeared in the Christian church history around the Second Century, coming from the pagan influences of Baal Worship, as we will show later, but It came about as a result of the doctrine of baptismal regeneration - the teaching that baptism is essential to salvation; or, if you want to turn it around, that water baptism saves the soul (or at least is a part of a person's salvation). Consequently, as the teaching of baptismal regeneration started being propagated, it was natural for those holding to this doctrine to believe that everyone, should be baptized as soon as possible. Thus, baptism of infants still in the innocent state (and as yet unaccountable for their actions) came into vogue among many of the churches.




Once again I state: These two grievous errors baptismal regeneration and infant baptism - have probably caused more people to go to hell than any other doctrine.


WHERE DID THIS INFANT BAPTISM COME FROM?
Once has to go back to Genesis 10 and 11 where we read of Noah's Great grandson, NIMROD, and his wife SEMIRAMUS, who started the great pagan BABYLON MYSTERY RELIGION at the Tower of Babel.  This great pagan religion was later known as 'BAAL WORSHIP' in the Old Testament, simply another name for Nimrod.   The great book, TWO BABYLONS by Alexander Hislop gives us a little background on this Babylon Mystery Religion of 'BAAL WORSHIP' started by Nimrod and Semiramus.


BABYLON MYSTERY RELIGION
In this mysterious Babylonian Religious System, Nimrod and Semiramis, along with their priests, were the only ones who understood 'The great mysteries of God' and since it was the only true religion... all others were false... therefore, only the Babylonian Priests could forgive and absolve sins...and administer salvation. Salvation could be achieved thru various Sacraments performed during the person's life time. These SACRAMENTS were so-called 'Channels of grace' whereby salvation could be achieved. These Sacraments, necessary to salvation ..began at birth with Infant Baptism, other sacraments throughout life, ending with a final anointing with oil at death to prepare one for the hereafter. Now Since the Babylonian Priest was the only one who could administer these 'sacraments', the person was 'bound' to the Babylonian system helplessly for life! The first essential sacrament Semiramis taught was Baptism by water. The fact that such "Baptism" was practiced 2000 years before it was even mentioned and practiced in Christianity is an established fact, and it can be traced right back to Babylon and Semiramis herself! The ancient historian Bryant (vol.3 p2l,84) traces this pagan baptism back to the practice of commemorating Noah and his 3 sons deliverance thru the waters of the flood, emerging from the ark and entering a New life. To commemorate this event, the Priests of Nimrod would 'baptize' new-born infants the fathers chose to keep, and they would become 'born-again' and become members of the Babylonian Mystery Religion. (Hislop,Two Babylons, p134) The fact that the Devil practiced the ritual of Baptism over 2000 years before it was even used in Christianity has truly amazed historians!


WHERE DID THIS BABY BAPTISM COME FROM?
Armitage's History (p73) explains the pagan civil law and social customs of that day. These pagans had no standard of morality as you and I have. Their marriage rites were not on the basis ours are. One man might be the husband of a hundred women, and he might be the father of several hundred children. The mother had no right at all to determine whether the child she bore was to live or not, that was le ft up to the FATHER. Just as the farmer would go down to the pigpen and pick out the pigs he wanted to keep and do away with the runts, so was the father the one who decided if the child was to be kept and allowed to live. The mother could not even name the child if it was kept, the pagan priest did that. If the child was decided to be kept, the daddy would take it down to the pagan priest and the ceremony would be arranged. The Priest first must 'exorcise' evil spirits from the infant by anointing the baby's head with OIL. With the oil the priest puts the occult mark of Tammuz on the child's head by marking a "T" with the oil. (later to become the 'Sign of the Cross) The Priest then put SALT and SPITTLE on the baby's tongue to preserve it from future influence of evil spirits. "HOLY WATER" is now sprinkled or poured over the baby's head, and the baby is said to be cleansed from any original sin and is now "born-again" and a member of the Babylonian Religion. This process was known as INFANT CHRISTENING and was practiced hundreds of years before Christ, (Hislop,pl38) and is found NOWHERE in the Bible! There is not a single example of a baby being 'baptized' or 'christened' in the Bible! Knowing what you do now, WOULD YOU WANT YOUR BABY CHRISTENED?

This was called 'Baal Worship' in the Old Testament, and God called it an abomination!


MORE HISTORY ON BABY BAPTISM

The professed conversion of Emperor Constantine in A.D. 313 was looked upon by many as a great triumph for Christianity. However, it more than likely was the greatest tragedy in church history because it resulted in the union of church and state and the establishment of a hierarchy which ultimately developed into the Roman Catholic system. There is great question that Constantine was ever truly converted. At the time of his supposed vision of the sign of As we have said so many times, we believe all babies and children below the age of accountability am protected by the Lord respecting their eternal soul. I do not believe-that any child below the age of accountability has ever gone to hell. Of course, there is no differentiating between those who were baptized as infants and those who were not.


INFANT BAPTISM COMES TO THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
At around the 3rd Century, traces of the Babylon Mystery Religion, now known as Baal Worship, infiltrates the Christian Church.  Immediately, Bible Believing Christians reject the idea of baptizing babies and Baptismal regeneration - the teaching that baptism is essential to salvation; or, if you want to turn it around, that water baptism saves the soul (or at least is a part of a person's salvation). These Bible Believing Christians were labeled slanderously as 'ANABAPTISTS' because they rejected this idea of baptizing babies as pagan and not Scriptural.  They would 'RE-BAPTIZE these infants when they got older and trusted Christ as Savior!  Thus the term, ANABAPTISTS...which meant "RE-BAPTIZERS"!   It was later shortened to 'Baptists'.  So you see, Baptists got the their name at this time, and the issue that started the name Baptists and separated them was this issue of 'Baby Baptism'!!!!   These 'ANABAPTISTS' were persecuted greatly because of this issue! 


EVERY BABY MUST BE BAPTIZED
 When Emperor Constantine made 'Christianity' the official 'STATE RELIGION of Rome, one of the FIRST LAWS passed was the law decreeing infant baptism as the law of the land in 416 A.D. That simply meant that everybody within a certain age limit had to conform to it. When they passed that law in 416 that every baby in the Roman Empire had to be baptized at the hands of an authorized Roman priest... OR ELSE! Those who disagreed with teaching and rejected it were soon slanderously called "ANABAPTISTS", and they were persecuted without mercy for not conforming. Historian J.M.Carroll declares, " For 30 miles on the road leading out of Rome were stakes with gory heads of ANAPTISTS...."

INFANT BAPTISM BECAME THE LAW OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Occasionally someone will say, "Don't you think infant baptism is beautiful to look at?" A.A.Davis replies, "If you knew the history of that doctrine, where it came from and the bloodshed that it brought into the world, you would never watch another such service in your lifetime." (THE BAPTIST STORY, p67). He quotes historian J.M. Carroll from his TRAIL OF BLOOD "no other doctrine that ever found its way into Christendom has caused so much BLOODSHED in this world as the doctrine of INFANT BAPTISM."


Armitage's History (p7l-73) tells us that in the 6th century, Emperor Justin issued an edict commanding ALL UNBAPTIZED PARENTS to present themselves and their children for baptism at once. Leo III issued, another edict in-A.D. 723 demanding the forcible baptism of the Jews and Montanists (anabaptists). Toward the close of the 6th century the baptism of--.infants was turned to gain in the shape of FEES ($$$) paid for its administration; but, the charges soon became so enormous that the poor could not pay them. And yet lest their children should DIE unsaved, the frightened parents strained every nerve to  get them baptized." (Armitage's history, p7l)  He continues, "Suppose you owned a section of land with an oil well on it; you had a baby born into your home and you went to the priest to get the baby baptized. The priest would say I want the title to that section of land. When the thing was over, the priest would get the title to the land and the BABY would get a few drops of water on its head. He says this is how the Mother Church of Rome come to own Czechoslovakia, Mexico, etc.



One is reminded of Peter's Scripture,


"and through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of YOU.." (2 Peter 2:1-3)

We could spend pages here looking at the history books showing how the ANABAPTISTS (those who rejected infant baptism) were persecuted in ways almost too horrible to describe. Many were put in a special iron casket called the IRON MAIDEN, which had dozens of sharp spikes inside ... or the anabaptist preacher who, in the 4th century, was laid upon the ground and a horse was hooked to each of his arms and feet, and the signal given so the horses would pull the pastor into 4 quarters.....Why?


... because he believed it was wrong to baptize BABIES. (BAPTIST STORY, p109)


The author continued to tell about those anabaptists who had HOT WAX poured into their EARS...or those who had their tongues
pulled out with hot pincers. The wives of the anabaptists had  their bodies mutilated in terrible ways, as parts of their bodies were cut off....Pregnant women had their stomachs ripped open and the offspring cast to wild hogs as husband was forced to watch. One anabaptist pastor was taken, his body CUT open, and ears of corn stuffed inside, and hungry dogs not fed for 4 days turned loose to devour the man's entrails and corn inside. (BAPTIST STORY, p110)


THE 'HOLY INQUISITION' RESULTED FROM THIS ISSUE OF BABY BAPTISM


No wonder the Book of Revelation declared in Revelation 17:6 that this great HARLOT false religion had become 'DRUNK with the BLOOD of the Saints'...Historian and Bible commentator Sir Robert Anderson estimated that thru out the middle ages OVER 40 MILLION people were murdered and martyred over this one doctrine of INFANT BAPTISM! To illustrate this great number of those anabaptists slain, Anderson said if you lined 40 million people in a line, four abreast and four feet apart, and they marched by at normal marching pace, it would take 4 years and 4 months for this number of people to march by!!!



ROME LAID DOWN THE LAW.. ..INFANT BAPTISM ESSENTIAL!


 The General Council of Trent, Seventh Session (1547) Canons on the Sacraments in General:

(a) "If anyone, shall say that the sacraments of the New Law were not all instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ, or that there are more or fewer than seven, namely baptism, confirmation, Eucharist, penance, extreme unction, orders, and matrimony, or that any one of these seven is not truly and intrinsically a sacrament - anathema sit."

(b) "If anyone shall say that the sacraments of the New Law are not necessary for salvation but are superfluous, and that without them or without the desire of them men obtain from God through faith alone the grace of justification, though all are not necessary for every individual anathema sit."

(c) "If anyone. shall say that by the sacraments of the New Law grace is not conferred ex opere operato, but that faith alone in the divine promise is sufficient to obtain grace - anathema sit."



THE BABYLON MYSTERY RELIGION AT ROME TAUGHT THAT EVEN LITTLE BABIES COULD NOT BE SAVED AND GO TO HEAVEN UNLESS THEY WERE BAPTIZED...


The Priests of Rome taught-and still do-that it is NOT possible even for newly born infants to be saved so as to enjoy the delights of heaven unless they are baptized. The COUNCIL OF TRENT catechism states in black and white:


 "Infants, unless regenerated unto God thru the grace of BAPTISM, whether their parents be Christian or infidel, are born to eternal misery and perdition."

But what a horrible doctrine that was!! And what a contrast with the doctrinal beliefs of the anabaptists who believed that all those dying in infancy, whether baptized or unbaptized, are saved!

 Lorraine Boettner, in his ROMAN CATHOLICISM, p190, declared,

"The Romish doctrine was so horrible and so unacceptable to the public that it was found necessary to invent a third realm, the Limbus Infantum... later shortened to 'Limbo'...a place where unbaptized infants are sent, in which they are excluded from heaven but in which they suffer no positive PAIN. The Council of Trent and the Councils of Lyons and Florence declare positively that unbaptized infants are confined to this realm."

Boettner continues,

"The primary purpose of the Church of Rome in excluding unbaptized infants from heaven is to force parents to commit their children to her as soon as possible ... the pressure put on members of the Mother Church of Rome parents to see that their children are baptized EARLY is almost  UNBELIEVABLE... ..a commitment which once she receives she never relinquishes." (P 191)


BABY BAPTISM THROUGH THE DARK AGES
Consequently, as the teaching of baptismal of the Dark Ages which endured for more than twelve centuries - until the Protestant Reformation.

During this time God had a remnant who remained faithful to Him; they never consented to the union of church and state, or to baptismal regeneration, or to infant baptism. These people were called by various names, but probably could better be summed up by their generic name, Anabaptists, meaning rebaptizers. These people ignored infant baptism and rebaptized those who had been saved through personal faith.



NOW THIS IS STRANGE
Protestant Churches of the Reformation Bring Baby Baptism with Them!

The strange thing about these two diabolical doctrines of baptismal regeneration and infant baptism is that the great reformers (Martin Luther, for one) brought with them out of Rome these two dreaded errors - the union of church and state and infant baptism. Strangely enough, in those days not only did the Roman Catholic church persecute those who would not conform to its ways, but after the Lutheran church became the established church of Germany, it persecuted the nonconformists as well - of course, not as stringently so and not in such numbers as those before them.



John Calvin in France, as well as Oliver Cromwell in England and John Knox in Scotland, stuck to the union of church and state and infant baptism and used their power, when they had power, to seek to force others to conform to their own views.


BABY BAPTISM COMES TO AMERICA

Unaware to a lot of people, this thing came to the Americas well in the early days of this republic. Before the Massachusetts Bay Colony was twenty years old, the following was decreed by statute:

"If any person or persons within this jurisdiction shall either openly condemn or oppose the baptizing of infants, or go about secretly to seduce others from the approbation or use thereof, or shall purposely depart from the congregation at the administration of the ordinance after due time and means of conviction, every such person or persons shall be subject to banishment.."



Religious persecution existed even in the early days of the United States of America. Roger Williams and others were banished - when banishment meant to go and live with the Indians - because they would not submit to the doctrine of baptismal regeneration or the baptizing of infants.



However, it was the constitution of the Rhode Island Colony - founded by Roger Williams, John Clark, and others - that established religious liberty by law for the first time in thirteen hundred years (over the world).


Thus it was that Rhode Island, founded by a small group of believers, was the first spot on earth where religious liberty became the law of the land. The settlement was made in 1638, and the colony was legally established in 1663. Virginia followed, to be the second, in 1786.


As you can see, the doctrine of infant baptism has a long and bloody history, and it has been one of Satan's chief weapons to condemn untold millions to hell.



I WILL ATTEMPT TO EXPLAIN IT FURTHER

Many, of course, will ask, "What does the above have to do with us today?"  A lot!

You see, the union of church and state continues today in most countries of the world. In these state churches, pastors and leaders christen babies - which means they "make them Christians" by baptizing them; thus the that has been christened as a baby believes he is on his way to heaven simply because he was christened (or baptized) in infancy. Having been taught all his life that this saved him, he naturally considers himself saved by the act of infant baptism.


 The Roman Catholic Church still teaches baptismal regeneration and practices infant baptism. Its statement of doctrine says:

"The sacrament of baptism is administered on adults by the pouring of water and the pronouncement of the proper words, and cleanses from original sin."
The Reformed Church says:
 "Children are baptized as heirs of the Kingdom of God and of His covenant. "
The Lutheran Church teaches that baptism, whether of infants or adults, is a means of regeneration.
Because of the following declaration, I believe the Episcopal Church teaches that salvation comes through infant baptism.  In his confirmation, the catechist answers a question about his baptism in infancy by saying this:

"In my baptism. I was made a member of Christ, a child of God, and an inheritor of the kingdom of God."

(This is printed in the prayer book and can be read by anyone interested enough to look for it.)

Most people who practice infant baptism believe the ceremony has something to do with the salvation of the child. These are traditions of men, and we can follow the commandments of God or follow after the traditions of men; it is up to us.




THE CLEAR BIBLE TEACHING OF SALVATION

I believe the Word of God is clear regarding the matter of salvation. Jesus said:

"He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God ... He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him" (John 3:18, 36).

Basically this tells us that there are two groups of people in the world today - those who believe on the Son and those who do not. Those who believe are not condemned; they have everlasting life (whatever church they may belong to). Those who believe not on the Son are condemned already, and they shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on them.

I believe this is the clear, unmistakable teaching and language of the Bible.

If you will notice, the Word of God never says simply believe and be saved; rather, it seeks always to identify the object of faith, which is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.

John 3;16 says, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
It is not enough just to believe; a person must believe "in Him."
The Philippian jailer asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"  The Apostle Paul answered, "Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved."  (Acts 16:30,31)
It was not enough simply to 'believe'; that belief, that trust, that dependence had to be 'in Him'.....
If a person is trusting in baptism for salvation, he cannot be trusting "in Him".  Christ is not ONE way of salvation;  He is the ONLY WAY salvation.
There is no promise in the Word of God to those who believe partially in Christ.  In other words, we cannot trust in the Lord Jesus 90% and in baptism 10%..
We must trust Christ and what He did at Calvary 100% and nothing else.
My friend, just because you were baptized as a baby does not save you!
You must trust Christ alone.

(Much of the following was taken from the pamphlet written by the Late Dr. William Pettingill on INFANT BAPTISM)
SOURCE




Infants Are Born Again Through Baptism


The Baptism of infants

(1250) Born with a fallen human nature and tainted by original sin, children also have need of the new birth in Baptism to be freed from the power of darkness and brought into the realm of the freedom of the children of God, to which all men are called. The sheer gratuitousness of the grace of salvation is particularly manifest in infant Baptism. The Church and the parents would deny a child the priceless grace of becoming a child of God were they not to confer Baptism shortly after birth. (Page 350)

It is true that all are born with a sin nature, but nowhere does the Bible indicate that a baby is accountable for sin to whom the Holy Spirit has not convicted. God is a fare and righteous God, and He will secure those who are too young and has not convicted them of sin. God is not a barbarian. He is Holy, righteous and just.

Psalm 19:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

Also, no where in Scripture will you find infants being baptized, or this practice even eluded to -- NOT ONE TIME. I stated earlier that I would prove that water baptism is in view when the Catholic Church refers to baptism. This catechism claims that one becomes save, or a “child of God” by being baptized. It refers to water baptism. A baby cannot believe! Baptism is a picture of the Gospel, the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ DIED for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was BURIED, and that he ROSE again the third day according to the scriptures:

Just like in the Old Testament, the sacrificial lamb was a picture of the one true sacrifice that would come, the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ. Baptism is a retelling of the Gospel. When one dies, they do not lay him on the ground and sprinkle him with dirt, they dig a grave and cover him completely. Sprinkling was never practiced by the early church fathers, and can nowhere be found in the Bible. Baptism means to be immersed. The Bible warns about perverting the Gospel, and this would also include picturing the Gospel in any form, even baptism.

Galatians 1:6-9 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would PERVERT the gospel of Christ. 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. As we said before, so say I now again, If ANY MAN preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, LET HIM BE ACCURSED.

Is Infant Baptism Biblical? Views from a seventh say Adventist professor

Author: Professor Walter J. Veith, PhD

Publish date: Nov 9, 2010

Baptism is a symbol of our willingness to accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is a conscious decision and proclamation.

He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned (Mark 16:16).

Infants cannot make a conscious decision. Therefore, to baptize them defeats the whole purpose of the ceremony. Also, infant baptism is never taught in the Scriptures.

The doctrine of infant baptism is of pagan origin and was brought into the Church by Roman Catholicism. As with most Catholic doctrines, infant baptism has its origins in the Babylonian mysteries. Read about other Catholic doctrines that originated in ancient Babylon

In Babylon, new birth was conferred by baptism of infants. European pagans sprinkled their newborns or immersed them, and to this day the "holy water" used for baptism in some circles is still prepared according to the pagan custom of plunging a torch from the altar into the water. Having introduced infant baptism, the Roman Catholic Church was opposed to adults being baptized and even issued the following decree:

Let him be accursed who says adults must be baptized.i
Some modern Bible translations are also written in such a way as to leave leeway for subversive doctrines. The King James Version of the Bible was translated from the Greek Textus Receptus in 1611, but modern Bibles also make use of other texts of which the context may be dubious.

Origen was one of the first Biblical scholars (200 AD) to corrupt Biblical manuscripts to accommodate his humanistic and allegorical ideas. Throughout the ages, many of these manuscripts have been tampered with to create a highway for pagan philosophies.

In Acts 8, the King James Version gives a full description of the baptism of the eunuch. The eunuch was a high official from Ethiopia (Acts 8:27) and had come to worship in Jerusalem. He was reading the book of Isaiah when Philip was sent to him and explained to him the passages pertaining to the Messiah.

When he had grasped their significance and recognized Jesus Christ in these verses, he was ready to be baptized (Acts 8:27-35). The KJV continues with the following verses:

And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water. And the eunuch said, 'See, here is water. What doth hinder me to be baptized?' And Philip said, 'If thou believest with all thine heart, thou may.' And he answered and said, 'I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.' And he commanded the chariot to stand still. And they went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him (Acts 8:36-38).

The question of the eunuch, "What doth hinder me to be baptized?" is answered by Phillip in verse 37:

If thou believeth with all thine heart, thou mayest.

Modern translations leave out verse 37, and the eunuch is thus denied his answer. It is stated in these translations that certain manuscripts do no contain this verse, and therefore the verse should not be included.

However, these modern translations do not do justice to the chiastic structure of the passage in question. The passage is written in question-answer chiasm and leaving out verse 37 would destroy this literary structure.

Omission of the verse is however convenient for those who propagate infant baptism, because the condition for baptism mentioned in this verse—believing with one’s whole heart—cannot be met by infants. Both infant baptism and baptism by pouring have been introduced by Roman Catholicism into the Church, but they find no support in the Scriptures.


 Let Catholic Church change teachings or accept responsibility for increased ritual murders



By Pr Moses Solomon Male, Exec Director, Arising For Christ, msmalearch@gmail.com 0772479386


I refer to the widely publicized exhumation of Msgr Aloysius Ngobya and Sister Amadeus Byabari witnessed by among others, Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa and Bro Reginald Cruiz from the Vatican.


According to various media reports: Daily Monitor, The New Vision, The Observer and others; this is because of the many ‘miracles’ they are claimed to be performing for people who pray through them or petition them for intercession even if they are both long dead.


In its article, “How the Catholic Church tells who is in heaven,” Saturday Vision of April 7 2012 adds, ‘Once a miracle is proved, the venerable is cleared for beatification and given a new title – Blessed. Daudi Okello and Jildo Irwa of Gulu Diocese are at this stage.”


The prominence given to the process and testimonies cited leave no doubt that Catholic Church teachings encourage followers to petition not only spirits of the dead, but visit their graves when desperate for miraculous social, economic, physical health, career, protection and other breakthroughs, similar to what necromancers (witchdoctors) in shrines teach their faithful some of whom end up compelled into indulging in cold blood ritual murders.


Being at the forefront of the fight against human sacrifice, I consider this to be a very big blow to the campaign against human sacrifice because those compelled into it indulge for similar reasons: miraculous social, economic, physical health, career, protection, cleansing and other breakthroughs.


It becomes very difficult to dissuade desperate Ugandans from indulgence in human sacrifice when it is taught from within church pulpits right from the Vatican, by learned and spiritually knowledgeable men of God that the dead, when invoked, can perform miracles. Apparently, since a desperate person’s ability to think, reason, understand, perceive and remember to make rational decisions is greatly impaired; divine intervention through the dead, no matter what it takes, even if it requires murdering or exhuming the dead and removing their parts becomes inevitable.


What the Catholic Church apparently indulges in; exhuming the dead, invoking their spirits for intercession, etc amounts to necromancy, wizardry or medium which is Biblically condemned.


Acts 4.8-12 says:  “Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: ‘Rulers and elders of the people! If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed, then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. Jesus is ‘the stone you builders rejected which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.’”


The first Catholic Pope, Apostle (Saint) Peter must be taken seriously. Invoking the dead is a vanity.


Furthermore, while in Leviticus 19.31, God forbids contact with necromancers; in Isaiah 8.19 He forbids consulting the dead and in Deuteronomy 18.10-12, He forbids necromancers.


Though in 1 Samuel 28.3-25, King Saul consulted a medium in Endor who called up the dead Prophet Samuel’s spirit, it couldn’t change his fate. Therefore, consulting spirits of the dead, be it Msgr Ngobya is a vanity, and it is tragic that the Catholic Church does not only indulge but greatly publicizes it leaving the desperate no alternative but indulge even in murders when compelled by witchdoctors in shrines.


Therefore, let the Catholic Church arise and stop this practice so as to have moral authority to fight ritual murders, or humbly accept responsibility for increased human sacrifices in Uganda.


We need to change people’s mindsets of belief in necromancy if we are to succeed in fighting ritual murders / human sacrifice responsible for many gruesome murders especially of children.


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