Saturday, December 31, 2011

The SEC's 10 Greatest Skill Position Football Players (Since 1970) #10 popular post

Sunday, December 18, 2011
The SEC's 10 Greatest Skill Position Football Players (Since 1970)


This list is factual accurate and indisputable, unless you disagree.

1) Hershel Walker, #34, Georgia, 1980-1982.
Georgia was 6-5 in 1979. In 1980 a senior from Johnson County High School signs to play for the Dawgs. The results are 12-0 and a National Championship for the previous year's 6-5 team. In Walker's three years he loses one regular season game. If he played his senior year instead of

Baptism-"You Can't Just Go Around Dunking Folks On Your Own." # 9 2011 post

Sunday, September 18, 2011
Baptism-"You Can't Just Go Around Dunking Folks On Your Own."
QUESTION RECEIVED:

Do you have to be ordained to baptize someone and where in the bible does it talk about it?

MY ANSWER:

No there is no Scripture in the Bible that says you must be ordained to baptize someone. BUT-----------------
The people who baptized in the New Testament were John the Baptist, Jesus and

Hey Church-It's OK To Pay A Preacher A Living Wage-And Biblical #11 in 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011
Hey Church-It's OK To Pay A Preacher A Living Wage-And Biblical
QUESTION RECEIVED:

Where in Bible does it talk about fair pay. ie should the church/school pay it's help and how much?

MY ANSWER:

The Apostle Paul wrote to the people of the church to be

Painful Worship in Church Music Wars #8 in 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Painful Worship in Church Music Wars
QUESTION RECEIVED:

Our worship team plays the music at a very high decibel due to which I use ear plugs. Our Pastor explains that when we get to heaven there will be millions of Angels who will be constantly praising God Almighty and the decibel level will be far greater then at our church. Your thoughts on this please

***This question was received from another country and not one of our great Hall County Churches.

MY ANSWER:

Worship styles can be divisive to the church body. From your question worship music it seems can

False Start Rapture and Our Poor Christian Education and Theology: Calvinist, Dispensationalts, Armenians ... #7 most popular blog 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011
False Start Rapture and Our Poor Christian Education & Theology: Calvinist, Dispensationalists, Armenians ...
False Start Rapture and Our Poor Christian Education and Theology: From Protestants, Liberals, Conservatives, Calvinist, Dispensationalists, Armenians and Pentecostals

This weekend was jokingly known as "Rapture Weekend" by those mocking radio Bible teacher Harold Camping, an 89 year old radio station chain owner, who was trained as an engineer. His false teaching made many sell all, give a lot, if not all of

Are Mormons Christian? Of Course Not #6 popular 2011 blog

Friday, October 21, 2011
Are Mormons Christian? Of Course Not
QUESTION OUT THERE THAT IS NOT BEING ANSWERED ACCURATELY:

Are Mormons Christian?

My Answer:

No, By the words of Joseph Smith, who founded Mormonism or The Latter Day Saints, Nope. This religion was started in complete opposition to the Christian faith
Smith considered the protestant Christian church apostate and he founded a new religion and in complete opposition to Christian doctrine.
There are too many quotes of his to list that validate this.
So why are Mormons trying to pass as Christians?
Why can people, especially Christians,  not honestly confront this?
Do we hate Mormons?
No.
Can we talk factually about what Christianity is?
Lately in this "can't we all get along world" facts are avoided.
Can Christians vote for a Mormon?
Yes, but that is for someone else's article.
Can Christians actually think that Mormons are Christians?
Only if they are not dealing in facts and only feelings.

Mormons are people who are known for outstanding moral values.
They often feel misunderstood.
They feel others do not represent them well.
This article is not about the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (known as LDS or Mormon) heretical teaching about Christ and salvation.
This post is not about the LDS teaching of Jesus being the brother of Satan.
This article is not about "As God once was man can be." that Mormons are taught.
This article is not about progressive revelations in the Mormon church.
Mormons of course will speak well about the man Jesus.
That will be dealt with in another post.
Islam thinks Jesus was a great prophet.
Muslims do not think they are Christians.
We will talk about what is Christianity.



The seminary that I earned my Master of Divinity degree from was Candler School of Theology at Emory University.
This is not a seminary known for being associated with the so called evangelical Christian right.
No scholar there would consider Mormonism Christianity.
No scholar from Yale, Harvard, Princeton would , that I know of, consider Mormons Christian.
Certainly no scholars from so called conservative schools like Dallas Theological Seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary or New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary or Beeson Divinity School would by any means consider Mormons Christian.
Why would all these schools be correct in stating that Mormons are not Christian?

Here are two essential Christian beliefs that are flatly denied by LDS teaching.
1. The Deity of Christ.
Christ was fully God and fully man.
Jesus clearly identified with being the God known by the Hebrews from their beginning. Jesus says He is "I Am". I Am is the Hebrew first understanding of God in Genesis.
John 8:58
English Standard Version (ESV)
"58Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am."

The Apostle Paul went further in describing the Deity of Christ. In Galatians Paul claims direct revelation from Christ as Christ made the gospel known to him.

Philippians 2:5-11 (ESV)
"5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."


2. The Trinity
The fullness of the Godhead is a mystery completely consistent from Genesis to the book of Revelation. This fullness is God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. They are tree distinct personalities unified in the Godhead. The fullness is explained best through Jesus Christ.

Matthew 28:19
English Standard Version (ESV)
"19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,"

People can argue on points of minutia.
These two main parts of the core of Christianity can not be disputed by Mormons or Christians who know what they believe.
I do not support the constitution of France or its principals of government. I am not French, even if I try to convince others that I am.
Be loving in your response yet honest in sharing what and why you believe.

1 Peter 3:15 English Standard Version (ESV)
"15but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,"

Know who Jesus Christ is. Believe the one and only gospel that saves.

In Christ Alone!

Fletcher Law

#5 most read post- Our Excuse For Not Forgiving Others Was Destroyed By God

Friday, August 19, 2011
Your Excuse For Not Forgiving Others Was Destroyed By God
Here is a question from a blog post I read from Got Questions?.org, on 8/19/11, concerning Christians being required to forgive people even when they were not asked or apologized to by the offending party.
"Since God does not forgive until a person confesses/repents, does that mean we can withhold forgiveness from those who sin against us until they confess/repent?"

In my time as a minister I can remember many people who have confided in me with the problem of not being able to

#4 most read post 2011 "Oil of Gladness"-And The Gainesville High class of 1977 Big Red Elephants

Thursday, August 4, 2011
"Oil of Gladness"-And The Gainesville High class of 1977 Big Red Elephants
Our class reunion was held this weekend with the last day being on Sunday July 31st.
I was cautiously waiting for it to happen all summer since I live still in our hometown of Gainesville,Georgia. I have served as a pastor, chaplain, evangelist and preacher the last sixteen years. Through the past two years a church plant I have been working with has worshiped in a local funeral home in their sanctuary. So I was asked to preach and help organize a proposed worship

#3 most read post 2011-Baptism Is No Small Thing

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Baptism Is No Small Thing
Question Received:

I have put my faith in Jesus Christ as my Savior, but have yet to be baptized. Can one still be baptized by a church and not want to be apart of it, if you do not agree doctrinally? Or does it mean you have to be a member there?

MY ANSWER:

Congratulations on your salvation experience in Jesus Christ. We believe that baptism is by

#2 most read post 20011- Cults versus The Gospel (World Mission Society Church Of God)

Friday, June 17, 2011
Cults versus The Gospel (World Mission Society Church Of God)
Question Received

Hello, My son-in-law belongs to a church call WORLD MISSION SOCIETY CHURCH OF GOD Who they believe in God the Father and God the heavenly mother. Could someone please visit this site http://usa.watv.org/. My son-in-law was born christian and all of his family our christians. He went to korea because that is where heavenly mother is at and to receive the living water where it is freely given by her. This heavenly mother is God and that new jerusalem is korea..something in the book of revelations that says of the Spirit and Bride and he is really hooked

11 Greatest University of Georgia Football Players 1940-2011


This post is motivated by a Bill King AJC Junkyard Blawg.

My 11 GREATEST GEORGIA BULLDOG FOOTBALL PLAYERS (updated)

Criteria is Georgia play and plus - in most cases their pro success.
Brief bio on the most well known players.
This is the real deal and not decided on by public relations junk or favorites. This is not who primped or PR'd the media. Just show me the facts and hardware.
Longer post on the lesser known Dawgs for today's younger fans.

#1 Herschel Walker 1980-1982 Jersey #34 retired
He was 18 years old. He signed with a 6 win and 5 loss team. He plays for them the next year. Now they are a 12 win ZERO loss team that are National Champs-because he played for them. On ESPN Bud Wilkinson called him the best football player in 1980, co-host Jim Simpson said "In America?", Bud said "No,The planet." Jersey retired. Dooley's hallmark years.

#1-A Charlie Trippi- RB 1942, WW II service 1945, 1946 Jersey #62 retired
He is the only player in the Pro Football Hall of Fame with 1000 yards of receiving, 1000 yards passing, and 1000 yards rushing. Trippi attended the University of Georgia and was a two-time All-America selection. He played for Georgia in 1942 along side Heisman winner Frank Sinkwich. Georgia finished the season 11-1. He was named Most Valuable Player in the 1943 Rose Bowl in Georgia's 9-0 victory over UCLA. He won the Maxwell Award in the 1946 season. After his college career was interrupted by World War II.  He completed his career at Georgia by playing in 1945 and 1946. Jim Thorpe (The world's all time greatest athlete - my opinion backed up by hardware) called him the best football player he had ever seen. Bill Hartman called Trippi the greatest defender to play at Georgia as a defensive back.  He was my father's favorite and he led to my Dad's conversion away from white and gold.  Thanks Charlie, the jackets got some but ugly uniform colors.

#2 Frank Sinkwich RB 1940,1941,1942 Jersey #21 retired
From Athens /Online Mark Lancaster
"UGA Highlights: Won Heisman Trophy in 1942, the first Southern player to win the award. Consensus All-American in 1941 and '42. Rushed for 2,271 yards and passed for 2,331 yards during his career, scoring 60 touchdowns - 30 rushing and 30 passing. Named Most Valuable Player of Orange Bowl on Jan. 1, 1942, after leading Georgia to a 40-26 win over TCU with 139 yards rushing, 243 yards passing and three touchdowns. Scored the only touchdown in Georgia's 9-0 Rose Bowl win over UCLA in his final college game, despite playing on two sprained ankles. As a junior, set SEC rushing record of 1,103 yards which stood for eight years and is still the seventh-best season total in UGA history. As a senior, set SEC passing record of 1,392 yards, which also held up for eight years. Still holds UGA record for touchdown responsibility in a season, with 27 in 1942. Original member of UGA Circle of Honor in 1996. Was the first Bulldog to have his jersey retired; his No. 21 was honored in 1943."

#3 Francis Tarkenton QB 1958,1959,1960 Jersey #10
The DAWGS had a bad decade in their 1950's football fortunes. They went 10-1 and won the 1959 SEC title because he played for them. He always won-Athens High,UGA.  Plus he had  many Super Bowl trips pushing inferior teams of his to the max with the Minnesota Vikings who came up short despite his efforts.
Great Pro. Retired with all the major NFL passing records and as the leading all time passer, which is often forgotten. The "Scrambler" is underrated still. Some folks at UGA seem to resent him, maybe it's a personality thing. WINNER-Documented!

#4 Jake Scott Safety 1967,1968 Jersey #13
Big plays, interceptions punt returns for touchdowns and "swagger".  Plus he allegedly drove his motorcycle over the basketball coliseum riding up and down the swooping arches that lead to it's roof.
He was the #13 Miami Dolphin who won Super Bowls (Taste it Marino). He motivated by performance and a personality that made James Dean look like a conformist.
Under-publicized due to he did not have to answer to reporters, or Dooley or Shula with the Dolphins. He let his greatness talk for him.
1968 SEC player of the year at Safety. Super Bowl VII MVP. Six years with the Miami Dolphins and three Super bowl appearances. The Fish should have a statue of this #13 at their stadium.

#5 Bill Stanfill 1966,1967,1968 Jersey #77
Won all the lineman awards in major college football. SEC titles in 1966 and 1968.  Three time All-American.
Altered the game plan for the other team. Dolphins All-PRO. Two time Super Bowl Champ. Long time holder of the Dolphin sack record. Still underrated. Not even close to who ever you think the number 2 next best DL is for UGA or in the SEC in the 1960's.

#6 Terry Hoage 1980, 1981,1982,1983 Jersey #14
Blocked a field goal in the 1981 Sugar bowl as a little used freshmen.
He led the team in tackles and nation in interceptions in 1982. Long time pro.
He was a DB back when you got attention by performance. He was not a 5 star recruit. He was a no star recruit.  Coach Dooley always bemoaned his lack of athletic ability.  Hogwash.  Tall-a leaper-strenth-plus enough speed to play along time in the NFL.  Sacks, leading the nation in interceptions, blocked kicks. What else do you want?


#7 Champ Bailey DB/WR 1996,1997,1998 Jersey #4
Head Football Coach Jim Donnan got the most out of Champ. From Chicago Tribune, July 25, 1999 "Bailey was regarded as one of college football’s greatest multiple threats (offense, defense and special teams) in his three seasons at the University of Georgia. During his final year at Georgia as a junior, he registered 52 tackles (four for losses), three interceptions, seven passes defensed, 47 catches for 744 yards (15.8 avg.), five touchdowns, 84 yards rushing on 16 carries, 12 kickoff returns for 261 yards and four punt returns for 49 yards. He averaged 103.5 all-purpose yards per game and logged 957 plays (547 defense, 301 offense and 109 special teams) on the way to earning consensus All-America and first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors and claiming the Bronko Nagurski Trophy as the nation’s top defensive player following his junior season. Against Virginia in the Peach Bowl, he caught three passes for 73 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown, rushed three times for nine yards, returned five kickoffs for 104 yards, returned a punt 12 yards, and posted two tackles and one pass defended at cornerback. In three years at Georgia, he played 33 games (24 starts) and recorded 147 total tackles, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, eight interceptions and 27 passes defended. He was an All-SEC first-team selection as a sophomore, starting every game at left cornerback and one game at wide receiver. Bailey set a school indoor long jump record in 1998 of 25-10 3/4 feet to finish third at the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships."
Champ crushed Michigan DB Rod Woodson in performance.  Woodson won the Heisman.
1999 NFL Draft  -  Bailey was drafted in the first round (seventh overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He is playing still for the Denver Broncos as an every year all pro.

#8 Len Hauss Center 1961,1962,1963 Jersey #56
He is the lone player from the era of head coach Johnny Griffith. From his Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Entry -   "Hauss attended Jesup High School, where he played high school football as a fullback. As a senior, he rushed for 1,500 yards and scored 15 touchdowns. At the University of Georgia, where he became a center. He received All-Southeastern Conference honors as a sophomore.
Professional career- Hauss was drafted in the ninth round (115th overall) of the 1964 NFL Draft. He started his first game at center four games into the 1964 season, a job he would not lose until retirement. Hauss helped lead the Redskins to the Super Bowl VII in 1972. He started 192 consecutive games for the Redskins between 1964 and 1977. He was named to the Pro Bowl each year between 1967 and 1972."

#9 David Pollack 2001,2002,2003,2004 Jersey #47
From http://www.georgiadogs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=8800&ATCLID=543287
"David Pollack attended Shiloh High School in Snellville, Georgia, and was a star in football, basketball and wrestling. In football, as a senior, he was a Class 5A All-State selection and the Atlanta Touchdown Club named him the Defensive Lineman of the Year.
College career
Pollack played with the University of Georgia and was a roommate of NFL quarterback David Greene.
He was a the second 3-time All-American. (2002, 2003, 2004) In addition to his All-American honors, Pollack received the:
2002 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year Award,
2004 Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year Award,
2004 Chuck Bednarik Award: given annually to the top collegiate defensive player,
2003 and 2004 Ted Hendricks Award: given annually to the top collegiate defensive end,
2004 Lombardi Award: given annually to the top defensive or offensive collegiate lineman who, in addition to outstanding performance and ability, best exemplifies the discipline of Vince Lombardi, and
2004 Lott Trophy: given annually to a defensive player exemplifying integrity, maturity, performance, academics, community, and tenacity.
His signature play came during the second game of the 2002 season. Pollack batted down a pass from South Carolina quarterback Corey Jenkins in the South Carolina end zone and managed to catch the ball in the end zone before it hit the ground; Pollack was credited with a 0-yard interception return for a touchdown. Pollack ended his college career with 36 sacks, a University of Georgia all-time record."
He is the Dawg of the 2000's.  His G.A.T.A. (Get After Them Aggressivenely is what you told your Mom it meant)  that he supplied was sorely missing from the Dawgs attitude after he left.  he was the Cincinnati Bengals #1 pick.  A broken neck stopped his pro career.

#10 Mike "Moonpie" Wilson
"Moonpie" was unheralded when he signed with UGA from Johnson High School in Gainesville.  Heplayed right tackle on the 1976 Champs as they were a running team. Played on the goal-line defense. Consensus All-American. Played in Canada one year. Played till he got tired of it. he was in the NFL fourteen years for the Cincinnati Bengals and Seattle Seahawks. UNDERRATED. The best OL in UGA history. Signed with Canadian league and played one year with Dawg teammate "Cowboy" Joel Parrish before he went with the Bengals.

#11 George Poschner End 1940,1941,1942 Jersey #41
Because he is tougher than any Rambo movie, or any body you might have put at #11 from anywhere.
Here is a long entry on a little known story about the toughest Bulldog ever.
From the George Poschner entry in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame -
"Poschner was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and came to the University of Georgia as a result of the efforts of his good friend, Frank Sinkwich. When Sinkwich was recruited by Georgia, he accepted the scholarship on the condition that Poschner would be granted a scholarship as well. Poschner earned All-America honors in 1942, and was selected in the eighth round of the 1943 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions.[4] The most celebrated event in Poschner's collegiate career came when he caught two fourth-quarter passes from Sinkwich in a 21-10 win over Alabama in 1942.
Military service
Poschner served in the United States Army in World War II, where he received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Distinguished Service Cross. On January 8, 1945, Poschner participated as a lieutenant in the Battle of the Bulge. While advancing into enemy territory, he was severely injured by machine-gun fire and did not receive medical treatment until two days later [He was laying in the bloody snow unattended]. Poschner lost both legs and several fingers as a result of his injuries. A New York Times report on Poschner's injuries observed, "His brilliant pass receiving added much to the reputation of All-America Frank Sinkwich, also of Youngstown, as a forward passer". The news report added that "Poschner's mother advised Coach Wally Butts of her son's case".
Legacy
Poschner was admired as much for his military valor and buoyant optimism as he was for his impressive achievements on the gridiron. In 1982, his former teammate, Frank Sinkwich, lauded him at a testimonial dinner held at Youngstown's Croatian Home. "Knowing George has made me stronger all my life", Sinkwich said.
In his letter nominating Poschner to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Sinkwich wrote: "In my opinion, George Poschner is perhaps the greatest competitor of all time, both on and off the field. I have never known anyone with more courage on the football or the battlefield". Poschner was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1982, and the Orange Bowl Hall of Honor in 1985.

11-A Hines Ward 1994,1995,1996,1997 Jersey #19
From "sports.yahoo.com - Ward still plays with chip on his shoulder - Feb 1, 2010". Yahoo!
 Retired Feb 1, 2012:     As a wide receiver for the University of Georgia Bulldogs (1994–1997), Ward's 149 career receptions for 1,965 yards placed him second in team history. He also played tailback and totaled 3,870 all-purpose yards, second only to Herschel Walker in Bulldogs history. In 1996, Hines had 52 receptions for 900 yards, and also ran 26 times for 170 yards. In 1997, Hines hauled in 55 passes and scored six TDs, getting All-SEC honors in the process. Ward played some quarterback his sophomore year, and holds Georgia bowl records for Pass Attempts, Pass Completions, and Passing Yards in the 1995 Peach Bowl in which he completed 31 of 59 passes for 413 yards.
4× Pro Bowl selection (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
3× 2nd Team All-Pro selection (2002, 2003, 2004)
2× Super Bowl Champion (XL, XLIII)
Super Bowl MVP (XL)
3× Steelers MVP (2002, 2003, 2005)
Steelers Career Records for Receptions, Receiving Yards, & Receiving TDs"
When he was a Steeler he made the Raven defense scared of his lethal de-cleating blocks.
Sorry for this late edition- I almost left this all time great off.
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Please send your THOUGHT out comments.
* Note-Georgia has had many great offensive linemen, DB's and TE's. Surprised by how few great [not just favorite] QB's and LB's UGA has had in it's long football history. We are talking Best.
I hated to leave off -OL Edgar Chandler, Royce Smith, Guy McIntyre, Mack Guest and John Kasey senior.
QB's Andy Johnson and Preston Ridlehuber, Buck Belue, David Greene [he was probably my #13].   RB's Glenn Harrison, Willie McClendon [way underrated], Garrison Hearst (great stats but always hurt it seemed).
DL Jimmy Payne, Eddie "Meat Clever" Weaver. Steve Greer.
DB's Jeff Sanchez
LB's Chip Wisdom and Ben Zambiasi, Knox Culpepper, Rickey McBride, and short lived sensation Sylvester "The Sacker" Boler.
WR's Andre Hastings, Charles Whittemore, TE Dennis Hughes, Pat Hodgson.

Kickers- Bobby Etter, Alan Leavitt, Rex Robinson, Kevin Butler.
Punters- "Spike" Jones, Chris Carpenter, Drew Butler.




































Friday, December 30, 2011

Choosing a Christian College or Seminary

QUESTION ASKED:

I'm interested in enrolling at Hillsdale Free Will Baptist Bible College in Moore Ok..I'm going to apply for their Masters in Ministry program. They are accredited bu Transnational Association of Christian Colleges & Schools. Is this a good accrediation for a college?

QUESTION RECEIVED:

TRACS is the minimal accreditation of most Christian colleges.
I would prefer a national or

Saturday, December 24, 2011

3 Things About The Christmas Babe-My Christmas Poem

(3Things About the Christmas babe, a poem by Fletcher Law 2008-revised in 2011)

3 Things About The Christmas Babe


3 Kings presented alms to the Babe we are told

Because it is written there were 3 gifts;

Gold, Frankincense and myrrh; representing His life, death and return.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dogs and Heaven (A review of 2011 most popular posts)

(2011 top responded to post. Spanky we miss you.)

Monday, August 29, 2011
Dogs and Heaven?
As I have answered many questions from others about the Bible, now I am asking myself one.
What happens to dogs in the hereafter?
I have heard answers about questions on pets in Heaven from others.
I have heard the question answered. Some people say no animals are in heaven because they have no souls. Their reasons are based on the thought that animals do not have redeemable souls. But they have to have worth to

Not Enough Devil Talk

The following question was sent from GotQuestions.org, a great Christian internet ministry.

QUESTION RECEIVED:

Can satan tell the future?

MY ANSWER:

It was my great privilege to sit under the great Baptist theologian, and founding dean of Beeson Divinity School, Dr. Timothy George. Often we felt intimidated by his great biblical and theological intellect. His response to one of our

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Real War On Christmas And The Mythical "Silent Night"

Every year I try to slow down at Christmas and not get eaten by the cultural add-ons that our American society has saddled the Advent season with. We should be declaring and celebrating the Good News in the season that tells of the birth of Christ. Too many church programs, school programs, office parties, our overindulgence in spending, finding perfect presents and growing in debt make us frantic.
Beside all the the cultural trappings we miss the power of the Word of God addressed to God's people trough out the ages.

Even our Christmas carols of a religious nature miss the mark as we look back at the incarnation of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ, whose name means "Savior" and "Anointed One", the long awaited Messiah, gets His message of forgiveness

Is Lack Of Visable Success Of A Church Judgement From God?

QUESTION RECEIVED:

If a church decides to close their doors, does that mean that God is no longer living and active in their church

MY ANSWER:

No. God is always active in our lives and the lives of believers - and they are the church. We are not always faithful and not always and rarely immediately obliterated by our unfaithfulness. Can a church go liberal to

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The SEC's 10 Greatest Skill Position Football Players (Since 1970)

The SEC's 10 Greatest Skill Position Football Players (Since 1970)

This list is factual accurate and indisputable, unless you disagree.

1) Hershel Walker, #34, Georgia, 1980-1982.
Georgia was 6-5 in 1979. In 1980 a senior from Johnson County High School signs to play for the Dawgs. The results are 12-0 and a National Championship for the previous year's 6-5 team. In Walker's three years he loses one regular season game. If he played his senior year instead of signing with the USFL he would never be surpassed as the NCAA all time rushing leader. In 1982 he won the Heisman. He could have won all three years. Voters were not

Monday, December 12, 2011

Pastors Retiring or Quitting?

QUESTION RECEIVED: Is it biblical for Pastors to retire?

MY ANSWER:

That has been asked before. "Is it Biblical for pastors to retire?" The answer is simple, there are no retirements of ministers in the Bible or talk of 401K and IRA plans for gospel ministers. The great Billy Graham once said that the Apostle Paul never retired. But that statement was made before old age and infirmity wore him down. I have talked to several Methodist ministers around age sixty. They have taken early retirement. Their stated reason that no one wants

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Worship and Hand Raising or Maybe - Raise Your Hand If You're looking To Switch Churches

QUESTION RECEIVED:

Is it OK to lift your hands in praise to God during music in church service? Why do people tend to take offense at it? Would this imply trying another bible-based church that is more accepting of it? Profile:Male 18-30 North America

QUESTION ANSWERED:

Is it OK to raise your hands in church? Why are you asking me. It is God who you are worshiping .Clearly these two passages of Scripture validate

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Party at The Collegiate, support 4 year old David Charlton who is on chemo

The Most Laid Back Christmas Party 2001 will happen Tuesday December 20th from 5:30-7:00 PM. What do you do? Show up and eat. BYOB (Buy your own burger) Throw a donation in the hat to support 4 year old David "Bubby" Charlton, on chemo and suffering from LANGERHAN'S CELL HISTIOCYTOSIS.
His young mother Heather (the mother of three and former West Hall High student) and father Dustin Charlton (Navy vet, GHS grad and Hall County Sheriff's Department employee) are constantly taking David to Emory, using gas, paying for rooms and missing work.
Lets help our Hall County folks.

Who will be there?
Fletcher Law and Grace Ministries Bible study, Riverbend Baptist Seeker's Sunday School class members, we will ask GHS and West Hall alums and teachers, Fletcher's Football Pick'em participants plus law enforcement folks and you are invited.

Bible Study #5 WE BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST THE GOD-MAN, Christianity 101 Bible Study using the Apostle's Creed

Bible Study #5,
Christianity 101 - The Apostle's Creed-
"We Believe In Jesus Christ-Fully God and Fully Man"
We Focus Now On The Man Jesus Christ
Teacher: Dr. Fletcher Law
Fletcher LAW and GRACE Ministries
Redeemer Bible Studies
Redeemer Bible Fellowship

A Bible study on The Main Topics Of The Apostles' Creed
(as usually recited today)

The basic creed of churches, as most familiarly known, is called the Apostles' Creed.
We view it as a concise declaration or affirmation of orthodox or solid Christian historical teaching. It is under the authority and

Friday, December 2, 2011

WHY THE TEBOW HATE?

This past month their have been many articles concerning Tebow hatred.
"Tebowing" is a new fad and mockery of his faith.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J56R_s5FPfA

I had a much commented on blog in April 2010 about this.

WHY THE TEBOW HATE?

From Tebow.
Strong reaction to him. Love or hate. Why?
Sports Illustrated had a preseason article on him last summer.
I checked the letters to that magazine about that article two issues later.
Two letters praised his football ability and

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Call To Preach and Pastor Question

QUESTION RECEIVED:


"I trully believe that God has called me to preach and teach His Word. So many things have been happening in my life that are not coincedental. God has even shown me a building (CHURCH) for sale and told me this was meant for me to teach and preach in. However, I have No money to buy it. From his still small voice I keep waiting and him telling me to be still and KNOW that he is God and he will provide the means for the property and church. What do I do????"
(From a man in north America)

MY ANSWER:

Congratulations on your call to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.
There are several BIG things to consider.
What is the gospel? Can you define it concisely and then
QUESTION RECEIVED:


"I trully believe that God has called me to preach and teach His Word. So many things have been happening in my life that are not coincedental. God has even shown me a building (CHURCH) for sale and told me this was meant for me to teach and preach in. However, I have No money to buy it. From his still small voice I keep waiting and him telling me to be still and KNOW that he is God and he will provide the means for the property and church. What do I do????"

(From a man in north America)

MY ANSWER:

Congratulations on your call to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.
There are several BIG things to consider.
What is the gospel? Can you define it concisely and then

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Bible Study #5 CHRISTIANITY 101 "We Believe In Jesus Christ His Only Son" Jesus The Man, The Apostle's Creed Series

Bible Study #5,
Christianity 101 - The Apostle's Creed-
"We Believe In Jesus Christ-Fully God and Fully Man"
We Focus Now On The Man Jesus Christ
Teacher: Dr. Fletcher Law
Fletcher LAW and GRACE Ministries
Redeemer Bible Studies
Redeemer Bible Fellowship

A Bible study on The Main Topics Of The Apostles' Creed
(as usually recited today)

The basic creed of churches, as most familiarly known, is called the Apostles' Creed.
We view it as a concise declaration or affirmation of orthodox or solid Christian historical teaching. It is under the authority and

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Programs And The First Evangelists

I receive questions from GotQuestions.com and answer them from this great internet ministry. Today I am asking a question.

QUESTION ASKED TO MYSELF AND YOU: Is your church evangelizing or just having music programs this Christmas?

MY OBSERVATION:

Often the gospel witness is drowned out at Christmas and Easter.
I can hear people saying now "No way, we had the big extravaganza performance, and

Christmas Programs And The First Evangelists

I receive questions from GotQuestions.com and answer them from this great Internet ministry. Today I am asking a question.

QUESTION ASKED TO MYSELF AND YOU: Is your church evangelizing or just having music programs this Christmas?

MY OBSERVATION:

Often the gospel witness is drowned out at Christmas and Easter.
I can hear people saying now "No way, we had the big extravaganza performance, and we gave out fruit baskets!"

What happened immediately in the New Testament after

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Psalm 26:7
King James Version (KJV)
7That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.

On Thanksgiving old sports columnist like Furman Bisher of the Atlanta Journal often had their annual "what I am thankful for" column. I guess I liked local "The Daily Times" sports columnist Phil Jackson's style better.

This has been some more year in a lot of ways. The Lord has seen us through.

Samuel 7:12
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
12 Then Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpah and Shen, and named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the LORD has helped us.”

Thank you Lord for my wife, son, father, brother and sisters.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sympathy for the Preacher (Not the devil, hey leave them gospel preachers alone)

QUESTION RECEIVED:

A visiting pastor does not wait to be introduced but takes the microphone from the praise and worship leader and starts to preach. Is this correct?

MY ANSWER:

Here is what goes on in a God honoring Biblical New Testament worship service.
In worship we read, sing, say, hear, preach, pray and see the Bible in the Lord's Supper and baptism to participate in biblical sanctioned worship. How we introduce preachers is not listed in Scripture.
What is a worship leader? What are their biblical qualifications

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Bible Study #4 "The Pre--existence of Christ" Christianity 101- Apostle's Creed Series

Bible Study #4,
Christianity 101 - The Apostle's Creed-
"We Believe In Jesus Christ-The Alpha and Omega"
The Pre-existence of Christ

Teacher: Dr. Fletcher Law
Fletcher LAW and GRACE Ministries
Redeemer Bible Studies
Redeemer Bible Fellowship

A Bible study on The Main Topics Of The Apostles' Creed
(as usually recited today)

The basic creed of churches, as most familiarly known, is called the Apostles' Creed.
We view it as a concise declaration or affirmation of orthodox or solid Christian historical teaching. It is under the authority

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Painful Worship in Church Music Wars

QUESTION RECEIVED:

Our worship team plays the music at a very high decibel due to which I use ear plugs. Our Pastor explains that when we get to heaven there will be millions of Angels who will be constantly praising God Almighty and the decibel level will be far greater then at our church. Your thoughts on this please

***This question was received from another country and not one of our great Hall County Churches.

MY ANSWER:

Worship styles can be divisive to the church body. From your question worship music it seems can cause pain in

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sin, Law and Grace

QUESTION RECEIVED:

Hi there. I am confused on what sin is. I have my own view on what sin is. I believe that sin is not doing what the Bible says to do and I believe that it is doing what the Bible says not to do. However, I am not sure whether this is the correct take on sin. People call me legalistic for believing this way. Am I believing the right belief on sin? Please reply as this is causing me a lot of anxiety. Thanks. Please don't re-direct me to an article for I have already read the articles on sin. I am still confused.

MY ANSWER:

It is great that you are pursuing understanding of a very important subject that many will not pursue. We can read a lot of theologians and

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Another Church Discipline Question

QUESTION RECEIVED:

My pastor told two couples in our church that they were in sin, although not directly. This was done so by telling all the elders in the church about their sin of gossiping. The issue was then brought before the church, but the church never made any judgment on this. Isn't that an unbiblical way of confronting someone, Matthew 18? Also, is a pastor's opinion a reason to cast these two people out of fellowship?


MY ANSWER:

First the pastor should go to the couples accused of this destructive sinful lifestyle. If this sin of gossiping, a sure ministry killer, is not dealt with then the pastor should get an elder or two, in love and care for the

Bible Study #3, Christianity 101 - The Apostle's Creed- "We Believe In The Maker Of Heaven and Earth."

Bible Study #3,
Christianity 101 - The Apostle's Creed-
"We Believe In The Maker Of Heaven and Earth."

Teacher: Dr. Fletcher Law
Fletcher LAW and GRACE Ministries
Redeemer Bible Studies
Redeemer Bible Fellowship

A Bible study on The main Topics Of The Apostles' Creed
(as usually recited today)

The basic creed of churches, as most familiarly known, is called the Apostles' Creed.
We view it as a concise declaration or affirmation of orthodox or solid Christian historical teaching. It is under the authority and not equal to Scripture. It has received this title because

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Prayer For Our Ministry And Your Prayer Requests 11-6

Friends that read this blog.
Thanks for doing so.
Please pray for this ministry to the Lord at this time that I am laboring in.
Some great things have happened.
1. Some unexpected but appreciated financial support.
The support boosted me. Not the money, though it is appreciated and needed, but the sincerity and endorsement of older saints who have known and support me.
2. I have been asked to speak this Friday night to a high school football team, the Mount Pisgah Patriots. It has been months since I have been asked to preach the gospel to another group.
I am thrilled and ready to go.
3. I just got accepted to be endorsed as an evangelist

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Relevant Church or a Relevant Gospel?

QUESTION RECEIVED:

How can a church be culturally relevant without being culturally determined?

MY ANSWER:

Cultural determinism definition I found on Wiki: "Cultural determinism is the belief that the culture in which we are raised determines who we are at emotional and behavioral levels. This supports the theory that environmental influences dominate who we are instead of biologically inherited traits."

You know what culture will do to the gospel? Our culture will reject

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fletcher Law and GRACE Oct. 24th Newsletter

Fletcher Law and GRACE Ministries Newsletter
November 24th 2011


Currently we are meeting twice a month at Jack Waldrip Real Estate on Sunday nights at 6:00 PM for a Bible study.
Our next meeting is Sunday November 6th. Our series is Christianity 101, The Apostle's Creed.
Our topics have been Study #1 "I believe In God." #2 "I believe in God Our Father."
#3 is next will be "We Believe In The creator of Heaven and Earth."
You can find all of the Bible studies at

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bible Study #2, Christianity 101 - The Apostle's Creed Series- "I Believe In God The Father"

Bible Study #2,
Christianity 101 - The Apostle's Creed- "I Believe In God The Father"

Teacher: Dr. Fletcher Law, Fletcher LAW and GRACE Ministries
Redeemer Bible Studies
Redeemer Bible Fellowship

A Bible study on The main Topics Of The Apostles' Creed
(as usually recited today)

The basic creed of churches, as most familiarly known, is called the Apostles' Creed.
We view it as a concise declaration or affirmation of orthodox or solid Christian historical teaching. It is under the authority and not equal to Scripture. It has received this title because

Friday, October 21, 2011

Are Mormons Christian? Of Course Not

QUESTION OUT THERE THAT IS NOT BEING ANSWERED ACCURATELY:

Are Mormons Christian?

My Answer:

No, By the words of Joseph Smith, who founded Mormonism or The Latter Day Saints, Nope. This religion was started in complete opposition to the Christian religion.
So why are Mormons trying to pass as Christians? Why can people not honestly confront this? Do we hate Mormons? No.
Can we talk factually about what Christianity is? Lately in

Sin Kills. Jesus Still Saves.

QUESTION RECEIVED:

Is dying a choice?-do we die because we want to or because we have to?-do we choose to die or it is somthing we can't negotiate with? Can someone die without fulfilling the purpose for which God created him?

Profile:Male 18-30 Africa

MY ANSWER:

Romans 5:12 English Standard Version (ESV)
Death in Adam, Life in Christ
"12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—"

No friend, dying is not a choice. Dying is a consequence of

Sin Kills. Jesus Still Saves.

QUESTION RECEIVED:

Is dying a choice?-do we die because we want to or because we have to?-do we choose to die or it is smothing we can't negotiate with? Can someone die without fulfilling the purpose for which God created him?

Profile:Male 18-30 Africa

MY ANSWER:

Romans 5:12 English Standard Version (ESV)
Death in Adam, Life in Christ
"12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—"

No friend, dying is not a choice. Dying is a consequence of

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Being Christian Means You Are Evangelical

QUESTION RECEIVED:
What is an evangelical? What is the difference between the "old evangelical" and the "new evangelical"?

MY ANSWER:

It has been said that saying you are an "Evangelical Christian" is redundant.
Christians share the "Evangel" or "Gospel" often referred to as the "Good News". Being evangelical means we share the "Gospel" or "Good News". The Good News is that we are all born

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Jesus Is LORD , Even Over A Church Of Sinners

QUESTION RECEIVED:

God said for us come to Him if we are tired. I did come to God and I ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST as my Savior. Since I joined a church I put myself to work hard and ask questions about sin. That church did not preach about sin often. The preach more about prosperity and the social gospel. Being baptized can not save me. Their is long work after to become a better Christian. Why are their so many problems in

Jesus Is LORD , Even Over A Church Of Sinners

QUESTION RECEIVED:

God said for us come to Him if we are tired. I did come to God and I ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST as my Savior. Since I joined a church I put myself to work hard and ask questions about sin. That church did not preach about sin often. The preach more about prosperity and the social gospel. Being baptized can not save me. Their is long work after to become a better Christian. Why are there so many problems in

Friday, October 14, 2011

Churches-Tithing and Benevolence Ministry

QUESTION RECEIVED FROM A PASTOR: We have a family in financial need in our church, and this question comes to me from one of our members. It has been suggested by a member to give of her tithes to this family to help them in need (and it is important to note that this will be a short term need) and bless them.
My initial thought is considering God asks us to be obedient in tithing, we should continue to tithe to the church; however, God may be teaching this family to have a greater dependency on Him during this time ... yet be teaching this member to help this one family by giving sacrificially. I was wondering if I could get the thoughts (of perhaps another Pastor) on this issue as to whether or not they should help this family with all their tithes, or should they tithe regularly and perhaps help this family above and beyond (if they are able). Thanks and God bless you!

 MY ANSWER:  It is great to help others. Yet is this tithe given to a family really a tithe to the Lord?These are thoughts for you to consider as you want

Monday, October 10, 2011

God Is a Host Yet One - Question on the Trinity

QUESTION RECEIVED:

On Isaiah 6:8, who does God mean by "us" when he said "who will go for us?" The seraphim?(Isa 6:2) The Trinity? Or a group of prophets?

MY ANSWER:

In the verse you referenced, Isaiah 6:8, God is talking to a group. Te group was Himself!

Isaiah 6:8 English Standard Version (ESV)
Isaiah’s Commission from the LORD

"8And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will

Thursday, October 6, 2011

David Charlton, 4 year old on chemo? Read how to help

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/davidcharlton
This is the Mom's message from the Caring Bridges from Emory/Egleston Children's Hospital. Last year our Christmas party and others supported this 5 year old young boy's family. Let's do it again.

David was diagnosed with LCH (LANGERHAN'S CELL HISTIOCYTOSIS) on 9/10/2008. on 10/11/2010 we were told Davids LCH has spread to his GI tract and will now be on chemo for 6 months to a year.As of April 15, 2011 David WAS

Church Ownership?

QUESTION RECEIVED:

I am currently in a family owned church, but I am growing frustrated in the direction it is going in. The family makes all of the decisions as there is no voting board in place. Is this a healthy church structure?


MY ANSWER:

No, The situation you have described is not a healthy church structure.
In my life I have heard of "Family Chapel's" that were

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Bible Study #1, Christianity 101 - The Apostle's Creed- "I Believe In God"

Bible Study #1, Christianity 101 - The Apostle's Creed- "I Believe In God"
CHRISTIANITY 101

Teacher: Dr. Fletcher Law, Fletcher LAW and GRACE Ministries
Redeemer Bible Studies
Redeemer Bible Fellowship

A Bible study on The main Topics Of The Apostles' Creed
(as usually recited today)

The basic creed of churches, as most familiarly known, is called the Apostles' Creed.
We view it as a concise

Friday, September 30, 2011

Hey Church-It's OK To Pay A Preacher A Living Wage-And Biblical

QUESTION RECEIVED:

Where in Bible does it talk about fair pay. ie should the church/school pay it's help and how much?

MY ANSWER:

The Apostle Paul wrote to the people of the church to be generous to the elders or ministers of the church. Take care of your preacher and his family!

1 Timothy 5:17-18
English Standard Version (ESV)
17Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mimes in Church? Save The Mimes Now

QUESTION RECEIVED:

Is there anything wrong with mimes in the church? Where can I get information that will clarify the fact?

MY ANSWER:

Mimes in church? God save the mimes!
Stop the mime persecution now and evangelize them.
But, I think you are talking about mimes performing in a worship service.

Is there a biblical president for mimes in the Bible? No.
Would it creep people out to see mimes in church? Probably.
Many people are creeped out by mimes.

Here is better question. What are our people in church

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Church Finance Questions

QUESTION RECEIVED:

Where in the Bible does it say if members should know the finance's of the church?
How transparent should the finances of the church be?

MY ANSWER:

Concerning transparency in church finance, I do not give you a single Scripture. Honor and accountability are consistent biblical themes in the Bible. Yet we know the character of the Christian and the church should include honor and integrity and accountability.
People must trust the local church institution to give to the church.
People have to trust the local church with their

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Why Bible College or Seminary?

QUESTION RECEIVED:

In regards to Bible schools: The thing I'm a little confused about is that if you know the Bible well enough to determine whether the teachings of the school are good or not, I wouldn't think you'd need to go to a bible school in the first place, but if you don't, then how are you going to know if the school has good teachings?


MY ANSWER:

First before pursuing Christian Education, whether it be a Bible school or seminary,
your first great influences should be your parents and church. In a perfect setting a father and mother would raise you in family Bible study and worship.

Proverbs 22:6
English Standard Version (ESV)
6 Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bible Study #1, Christianity 101 - The Apostle's Creed- "I Believe In God"

CHRISTIANITY 101

Teacher: Dr. Fletcher Law, Fletcher LAW and GRACE Ministries
Redeemer Bible Studies
Redeemer Bible Fellowship

A Bible study on The main Topics Of The Apostles' Creed
(as usually recited today)

The basic creed of churches, as most familiarly known, is called the Apostles' Creed.
We view it as a concise declaration or affirmation of orthodox or solid Christian historical teaching. It is under the authority and not equal to Scripture. It has received this title because of its great antiquity; it dates from very early times in the Church, a half century or so from the last writings of the New Testament.

THE APOSTLE"S CREED

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Maker of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
He descended into hell.
The third day He arose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost;
the holy catholic church;
the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting.
Amen.

http://www.reformed.org/documents/index.html?mainframe=http://www.reformed.org/documents/apostles_creed.html

Lesson #1

I Believe in God!
This is a bold statement in today's world.


Two things have changed in our generation to change our society's view of God
1. Atheist are very outspoken.
http://www.rationalresponders.com/

2.Eastern religions and religious plurality have changed our view in America about one God.

Julia Roberts is Hindu: Is America ready for a Hindu sweetheart?
By Elizabeth Tenety
http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/undergod/2010/08/julia_roberts_is_hindu_is_america_ready_for_a_hindu_sweetheart.html


Monotheism was a bold declaration in the days of the ancient Hebrews relating to the other ancient world's religions.
Here is the "Shema" as Jews reference Deuteronomy 6:4.
Deuteronomy 6:4
English Standard Version (ESV)
4"Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one."

Unbelievers are not "The problem" with Christianity.
"The" Problem is our very high view of man
and our very weak and biblically inaccurate view of the "Creator of Heaven and Earth".

Who is God?
Exodus 3:14 (ESV) "14God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." And he said, "Say this to the people of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you."

Genesis 1:26 (ESV) "26Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."


(In Revelation both God and Jesus Christ are the Alpha and Omega -The First and Last- thus the Word confirms the Trinity.)
Revelation 1:8 (ESV) 8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord ***God***, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."

Revelation 22:12-16 (ESV) 12"Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. "14Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. 15 Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
16 "I, ***Jesus***, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star."

TRINITY VERSES CONCERN GOD THE FATHER> GOD THE SON> GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT

John 14:9 (ESV) "9Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?"

Psalm 139:7-8 (ESV)
7 Where shall I go from your Spirit?
Or where shall I flee from your presence?
8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!

Joshua24:19 (ESV) "But Joshua said to the people, "You are not able to serve the LORD, for he is a holy God. He is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions or your sins."

What is His character?
1 John 4:8 (ESV) "8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love."

Do not go to some guru or philosopher when He is very glad to tell you Himself who he, God, is.

1 Samuel 2:2 (ESV)
"2 "There is none holy like the LORD;
there is none besides you;
there is no rock like our God."

Deuteronomy 4:24 (ESV) "24For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God."

Hebrews 12:29 (ESV) 29for our God is a consuming fire.

He answers clearly in the Word about Himself these things -
1. Who He is
Isaiah 40:28 (ESV)
28Have you not known? Have you not heard?The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.

2. What he is to be called, (Here is a website with most names of God in the Bible.)
http://www.aboundingjoy.com/Bible%20studies/Names%20Of%20God.htm

3. How he is to be treated and approached and worshiped. This is where Jesus sat by the Samaritan women at a well. She was ethnically, religiously and morally opposite to the norms of worship. There was real hope for her.

John 4:23-25(ESV) "23But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. 24God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth." 25The woman said to him, "I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things."

4. God tells us what His character is and His attributes-
Exodus 34:5-8(ESV) "5The LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.6The LORD passed before him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, 7 keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty,visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation." 8And Moses quickly bowed his head toward the earth and worshiped."

5. How He has dealt with humanity.
John 3:16 (ESV)
16"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."

6. How humanity has disappointed Him.
Romans 3:23-24(ESV) "23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift,through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,"

7. How He has made our reconciliation possible.

Romans 3:24 (ESV) "24 and are justified by his grace as a gift,through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,"

8. How He loves us.
Psalm 136:2 (ESV)
2Give thanks to the God of gods,
for his steadfast love endures forever.

9. How He will judge us.
Romans 2:15-16(ESV) "15They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them 16 on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus."

10. His plans for us.
1 John 3:2 (ESV)
2Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

Romans 8:16 (ESV)
"16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,"

Galatians 4:5-7 (ESV)
"5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!" 7So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God."

11. There is no one , thing or god like Him. King David marveled at this simple but yet complex fact.


1 Chronicles 17:20 (ESV)
20There is none like you, O LORD, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

So we have a loving Holy God who is jealous of His name.
His standards are high. We must be holy.
We cannot be holy and obey the law. We, his children have rebelled.
Through His great love, he sent his only Son. Through whose perfect life, and his sacrificial death, for our benefit, He, Jesus Christ, paid the price for our sins. The wrath of God intended for sinners was placed on Christ at the cross. Jesus Christ received the sin of believer's on the cross. Believer's though sinners receive the righteousness of Christ in the eyes of God.
We then can be saved. We can have peace with God. We can fellowship with God forever.
We are saved by God, from the wrath God.
This is a God you need.

In Christ Alone!


Fletcher Law

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Baptism-"You Can't Just Go Around Dunking Folks On Your Own."

QUESTION RECEIVED:

Do you have to be ordained to baptize someone and where in the bible does it talk about it?

MY ANSWER:

No there is no Scripture in the Bible that says you must be ordained to baptize someone. BUT-----------------
The people who baptized in the New Testament were John the Baptist, Jesus and the Apostles. So we have a record of the most solid church leaders ever baptizing.

Christ commissioned the Disciples(Apostles) to make disciples, baptize,and teach his commands. Was this commission just for the disciples or for the church? It was for the church unless we think we in the church are not supposed to make disciples, baptize or teach the commands of Christ. With this freedom and commission from Christ we have great

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

David Charlton, Prayer and Supprt

Our ministry supported 4 year old David Charlton with a Christmas Party offering last December.
His health is down and he is this year looking at yet another year in Chemo.
We hoped it was in remission.
Please pray for David. If possible give to the Bank of America account listed below established for his and the family's needs.

In Christ Alone!

Fletcher Law

From his Caring Bridges website.
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/davidcharlton
David was diagnosed with LCH (LANGERHAN'S CELL HISTIOCYTOSIS) on 9/10/2008. on 10/11/2010 we were told David's LCH has spread to his GI tract and will now be on chemo for 6 months to a year.As of April 15, 2011 David WAS in remission!
He recently relapsed this past August and will undergo another

Monday, September 12, 2011

Witnessing To Family; Explosive Feelings Yet A Biblical Mandate

QUESTION RECEIVED

I caught my father watching pornography and confronted him with it. My father consistently repeats that he finds no fault watching pornography, tv and movies with profanity etc. His behaviour, thoughts and actions have led me to the conclusion that he is definitely not a born-again Christian. There is no awareness of sin against God or family whatsoever. My father states that he will determine for himself how he will live; he is not the least concerned about the Judgment. He does however insist on going to church with us every Sunday. I repeatedly asked him why he still goes if won't bow before God, but he says that's not my business. My father's presence in church prohibits my joy and fellowship within the congregation, makes it seem unholy. I want my father to stop attending church. GotQuestion's excommunication article is about

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Church Trustees

QUESTION RECEIVED:

My church is reviewing and revising their bylaws. The question is whether there are biblical scriptures that represent the duties of trustees as stewards and managers of God's house?

MY ANSWER:

What is a church trustee? A trustee is a church office that tends to temporal affairs in churches that are incorporated. Sometimes trustees are deacons or elders. Sometimes they are not. Legal matters are their responsibility with the government and banks.
These trustees represent the church and

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Taking The Offering

QUESTION RECEIVED:

I was at church today and people were putting money at the alter as the Preacher was preaching. Why do they do this? What is this based off of in the Bible?

MY ANSWER:

Having the offering placed personally at the altar by the worshiper is a church custom that, surprisingly to me, has a basis in Scripture. Placing the offering at the altar while the preacher is preaching is

Monday, September 5, 2011

FOOTBALL Pick'em 2011 Week #2 Sept. 10, 2011
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Wow kick-off weekend one is over and what have we learned?
It has been a hot summer-it is really hot in Athens, Georgia right now.
We have business people, preachers and teachers from Georgia, Washington D.C., Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana and New Mexico
"girding up" (Job 38:3) like men and playing. Play week 2 and invite a friend to join in.

This weeks' weekly winner and

Friday, September 2, 2011

Modern Bible Translations Are Good, I Sayeth

QUESTION RECEIVED:

Why are they still translating more Bible versions? why don't they just leave it alone?


MY ANSWER:

Why have new Bible translations? You do not need one if you can fluently read ancient Hebrew that is not spoken today, or speak biblical Greek not spoken today, or if you can speak an ancient dialect of Aramaic not spoken today.

You wrote your question in English so I assume you want a Bible in English.
The King James Bible has been edited many times and had word changes.
The King James Version's goal was to put the Scripture

Monday, August 29, 2011

Dogs and Heaven?

As I have answered many questions from others about the Bible, now I am asking myself one.
What happens to dogs in the hereafter?
I have heard answers about questions on pets in Heaven from others.
I have heard the question answered. Some people say no animals are in heaven because they have no souls. Their reasons are based on the thought that animals do not have redeemable souls. But they have to have worth to

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sympathy For The Devil?

QUESTION RECEIVED: Why can't Satan realize he is wrong, and beg God for mercy?


MY ANSWER:

"Sympathy For The Devil" is the the name of a 1968 Rolling Stones song.
Your question obviously brings that to mind.
Why should Satan have sympathy, mercy or grace?
Humans are not owed grace. Satan who once served God has no chance of grace. This is by the just decree of Jesus Christ. Grace is God's unmerited favor poured out to those who repent and believe the gospel by nothing else but the undeserved and unearned love of God. There is nothing

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Football Pick'em 2011 Kickoff weekend 9-3-11 Job38:3

Wars, Heat, tornadoes, the economy-we have a lot to worry about.
When I was chaplain at Riverside Military Academy we still did a pre-game prayer.
I used to get laughs about about my prayer including these words -"Thank You Lord for football". I meant it though.
Next Saturday's college football games are a welcome relief for just having fun. I will be watching two TV's and grilling on two grills.

Follow this link. It is simple to play. We Have a Hall of fame for yearly winners-2009 Mike "BooBoo" Smith, 2010 Steve Lemke Provost of New Orleans Baptist Seminary.
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Friday, August 26, 2011

"Next Level Anointing" Junk Compared To The Jewels of Christ

QUESTION: "Is the Next Level Anointing biblical?"


MY ANSWER:

Is the "Next Level Anointing" biblical?
NO. Why? It is not in the Bible.
This looks like the latest gimmick of the false prosperity gospel.
You might know this false gospel as the old "Name It And Claim It" game.
Old school prosperity preachers used to promise great financial gain would be in store for you when you sent them money. Testimonies concerning miracles of health, n new cars, money made and personal financial gain are hooks these folks use so you will send in "seed" money to their ministry.

Why have there been great medical miracles ever?
The answer is not because

Monday, August 22, 2011

Preaching and Teaching Question

QUESTION RECEIVED:

Is a preacher and teacher the same office?


MY ANSWER:

Good question. As a person of a "free church" background I am familiar with the offices of the church as being pastor and deacon. Down south we often call the pastor "preacher". This makes it simple. Southern Baptist quote the "Baptist Faith and Message" as their statement of faith that declares two offices in the church, pastor and deacon. Many an argument has been started if you call a pastor an "elder" or if you prefer to have a board of elders. Elders usually rule a church. Most Baptist churches have a pastor/preacher and a deacon board to provide servant leadership in a congregational led system. Yes preacher/pastor, maybe with a different name though, is an office and a spiritual gift in anyone's view of church government. You will get different answers from people with different church backgrounds. Is a pastor also a teacher? Yes. I understand Scripture

Friday, August 19, 2011

Your Excuse For Not Forgiving Others Was Destroyed By God

Here is a question from a blog post I read from Got Questions?.org, on 8/19/11, concerning Christians being required to forgive people even when they were not asked or apologized to by the offending party.
"Since God does not forgive until a person confesses/repents, does that mean we can withhold forgiveness from those who sin against us until they confess/repent?"

In my time as a minister I can remember many people who have confided in me with the problem of not being able to forgive someone who had done a great emotional, physical or criminal wrong to them.
How or why should a Christian forgive when a violator performs a crime with intent to harm, when the offender perpetrates physically, emotionally or financially against you or an innocent loved one. Today hateful persons

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Advise On Receiving Advice

QUESTION RECEIVED:

I am a Christian man. Should I let other people to tell me what I should do with my life


MY ANSWER:

You have a Counselor, The Holy Spirit.
John 14:26 (ESV)
"26But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you."

Yes, so called men of God have given horrible advice to men. See the three friends of Job concerning bad advice. But elders or pastors are here to help you. The New Testament refers several times to people helping and giving advice in the life of the church.

To the church in Corinth, Paul told them

Monday, August 15, 2011

When Thugs Ruin the The Lord's Supper, and church unity

Question Received:


In my church, some believers are not in good relationship with each other. Or in other words living with hatred to some other believers. They are also partaking in the Holy communion without any hesitation. If we could not convince them about their position in connection with the breaking of bread, what should we do . Should we leave that assembly? Kindly advice.


MY RESPONSE:


Does the Bible address how we should relate with fellow believers in Church? YES
Where do we find so much divisiveness in the church? At the communion table, the place where the ordinance of the Lord's Supper is celebrated, the place where Christ
is remembered as He said “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jacob-Israel; What's In A Name?

QUESTION RECEIVED-

I know in the Bible that God changed Jacob's name to Israel. Why is it that the Bible still referred to him as Jacob even though God changed his name to Israel?

MY ANSWER-

You are right God did change Jacob's name to Israel.
Genesis 32:28 ESV
"Then he said, "Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed."

But the Bible, and thus The LORD, does not stop also in referring to Jacob as Jacob and now also Israel. Here is the story of Jacob.
Jacob is the son of Issac, who was the son of Abraham. Abraham was in covenant with the LORD that he would be blessed through Issac a royal lineage. Jacob, who would be known as Israel would have the twelve

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Preaching To The G.H.S. Big Red Elephant's Class of 1977

August 31st at 10:30 at Memorial Park North-Riverside Chapel.
I preached at the Gainesville High School Class Class of 1977 Big Red Elephant's worship service.
It effected me. I pray it will effect you.

Part 1

Heritage,Legacy, Inheritance John 14:1-7 Dr. Fletcher Law





Part 2






Part 3





For YouTube Videos of all the grat worship music from our class reunion worship service go to my YouTube page FletcherLawandGrace'sChannel to view.
http://www.youtube.com/user/FletcherLawandGrace#p/a/u/0/BO9InRCrDCM





Friday, August 5, 2011

Modern Bible Translations And An Inerrant Infallible Bible

QUESTION RECEIVED:

I have two questions related to John 5:3b & 5:4. 1. If the bible is the inerrant word of God and John 5:3b - 4 are not found in the oldest manuscripts then why are they in most translations but not all? 2. If John 5:3b - 4 are really words of John inspired by God then why do some teach that the "Angel stirring the water is superstition of the day". It seems that would be a stretch to not take this as literal if it is the Word inspired by God.

MY ANSWER:

This quote from the ESV folks is from - "English Standard Version Bible with Apocrypha. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. Pg. 1177
Masoretic text of the Hebrew Bible (as found in the second edition of Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia), to the United Bible Societies' fourth edition of the Greek New Testament, and to the

Thursday, August 4, 2011

"Oil of Gladness"-And The Gainesville High class of 1977 Big Red Elephants

Our class reunion was held this weekend with the last day being on Sunday July 31st.
I was cautiously waiting for it to happen all summer since I live still in our hometown of Gainesville,Georgia. I have served as a pastor, chaplain, evangelist and preacher the last sixteen years. Through the past two years a church plant I have been working with has worshiped in a local funeral home in their sanctuary. So I was asked to preach and help organize a proposed worship service to conclude Friday night, Saturday afternoon and evening activities. My greatest motivation was having the privilege of preaching the gospel to my classmates. Yes, my friends have all settled down on the idea

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Holy Spirit and Men of God

QUESTION RECEIVED:

Did D.L. Mooney, Charles G. Finney, R. A. Torrey, Billy Sunday, Billy Graham, ever speak in tongues?



MY ANSWER:

No is my simple answer. Moody (Influenced by Congregationalist, Presbyterian and Baptists) and R.A. Torrey (a Congregationalist) was part of the "higher life" or Keswick movement which taught a powerful work of the Holy Spirit by "Letting go and letting God". No historical facts have Moody practicing speaking in tongues, though he was friendly towards charismatics. R.A. Torrey wrote articles against what he called the falsehood of this practice. The modern charismatic movement was well before Finney's (A Presbyterian) time. This practice was not recorded

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Pastor's Character, Family, and Community Respect

QUESTION RECEIVED:

Isn't there a Scripture that says a pastor or a father should see to the needs of his own family before meeting the needs of others?


MY ANSWER:

This is one of the New Testament passages that deals with the qualifications of overseer(pastor). These verses deal with the overseer's

Monday, July 25, 2011

Why and For Who Is a Contemporary Worship Service?

Question Received:

I am attending a church where there are two worship services on Sunday morning. Both these services are the same in worship style. As a result of a demographic study our pastor has decided that we are going to change our 11:00am worship service into a distinctive contemporary worship service. A praise & worship leader has been obtained to conduct this service and many musicians from without the church have been invited in to participate in this worship service. We have a good number of elderly who attend the 11:00am worship service and cannot attend the early service for one reason or another. Our pastor is using

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Christianity's Cancer -The Universalist View of Salvation

Christianity has a great problem. It is not some intramural snit concerning worship practices. The problem is that the church has a cancer in it called Universalism, or the belief that salvation is for all people, no sins forgiven no judgement, no Hell. Therefore, the cross of Jesus Christ is even called by some Universalist as "divine child abuse" as it served no purpose. So their so called good news is that this is really as good as it gets.

When we look at the church, "The Body of Christ", "The Kingdom", "The House of God", "The Family of God", we must love her because God declared her, and us, to be worthy
for Jesus Christ to die and

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Combating Bad Christian Zingers, Tweets, Unbiblical Thinking- Concerning The Christian Religion, Christian Heritage and The Jewish Jesus?

QUESTION RECEIVED:

If someone were to ask me "what religion do you believe in?" Can i tell them i do not belong to a religion? I accept Jesus as my Lord and only Savior, and i want to be just like him. Jesus did not belong to any religion, he taught the word of God, so can i do the same? My Pastor said our church does not call ourself by a religion, but we follow what the bible says. So do i have to call myself a Christian, Catholic etc. to be saved?

MY ANSWER:

Yes, Christianity is a religion by Scriptural definition. I know there is a zippy saying like "Christianity is a relationship not a religion." What is religion? The practice of our faith. The Bible does describe

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Covenant Confusion-Law and Grace

QUESTION RECEIVED:

What is the purpose of book of the covenant that was placed alongsider the Ark? I understood it was an expansion of the Decalogue and that the Decalogues is a summary of the book of the covenant? SDAdventists are telling me that the Ten Commandments WAS NOT the old covenant, and, therefore, I must keep the 7th day sabbath law today.


MY ANSWER:

The "Book of The Covenant" or "Book of Law" is the Ten Commandants and commands and rules they the Hebrews under Moses were to follow. The Decalogue is the Ten Commandments.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Family Behavior Problems?-You Need A King

QUESTION RECEIVED:

How does my family break the cycle of immoral behavior? Should I be concerned about their accepting Christ? If I have trouble or behave in a non-christian manner for a time, can I stop it from affecting them? Do we have to remain in a 'vicious'circle?

MY ANSWER:

Sin is the family of man's problem.
Even counseling, or human analysis of our problems, endorses the true biblical statement in behavior stated in the second commandment, stated below. Sin runs in a bad cycle especially in families. When we elevate anything before God it is

Friday, July 15, 2011

Our Unclear Bugle

1 Corinthians 14:8
"And if the bugle gives an indistinct sound, who will get ready for battle?" ESV

As I try to follow the Lord in an evangelistic ministry the chief end for all in obedience is to be true to the gospel. The frustration in this and cause I feel in failure of the Body of Christ to share the gospel is that many church bodies, denominations and preachers do not agree what the gospel is and does.

Everyone who has spent anytime in Sunday School can tell you that gospel means "Good News". A lot of things in our selfish lustful lives are good news to us. We hear about social gospels, liberation

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Divorce and Child Custody Between A Christian And Non-Christian

YOUR QUESTION:
Here in Canada it is like obligatory that Family Court decided children reside with their mother and the first and main opinions and decisions regard the way of raising children belongs to their mother. I am born-again Christian from 1985, fully devoted for Full Family and mother and father under one roof, but sometime unbeliever wife is kicking out her husband, because she not agrees with the Bible way of dealing with children and other family problems. My questions are: 1) Is it by Bible the father of children is

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Balaam Question

Question Received:
Was Balaam saved? He obeyed the Word of the Lord (Numbers 22:13 and 18) showed sincere signs of repentance (Numbers 22:34) and he prophesied the coming of Jesus(Numbers 24:17) but Jude 11 warns against his errors and Jesus teaches against his doctrine in Revelations 2. So was Balaam truly saved?


Question Answered:
Was the prophet Balaam saved by his actions? NO. Here is what Matthew Henry, a famous and trusted Bible expositor in the early 1700's, wrote concerning concerning Balaam in his commentary on Numbers 24- "Now Balaam spake not his own sense, but

Friday, July 1, 2011

Tongues

Question Received:

When did speaking in tongues disappear after Christ's resurrection and when did it begin to reappear in modern times?

My Answer:

Tongues is one of the most controversial subjects in today's church.
Scholars do not agree if tongues are the ability to speak an unlearned language or
is the gift of tongues "glossolalia" an unknown language.
At the Feast of Pentecost God fearing Jews (and proselyte Jews or converted Jews) from many lands "heard" the gospel in their own language. My seminary professor taught that

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Infant Baptism - Believer's baptism

Question Received: I attend a church that teaches that infant baptism took the place of circumcision. They teach that it does not save the child, but that when the child comes to a saving faith, they look back to their baptism. They will not re-baptize a new believer who was baptized as a child. Is this unbiblical?

My Answer-

Infant baptism is a baptism not accepted by most "Free Churches" or those with independent church government. Baptist, Bible Churches, Independents, some Calvinistic, Churches of Christ or Pentecostal heritage churches do not.  There is always exceptions when speaking broadly.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Church Government

Question Received: I was asked the question today by my friend who is of Mormon faith: What church hierarchy did Jesus have, or leave his followers? I know she is referring to apostles, desciples, etc. I belong to a full gospel, nondenominational church and avoid legalistic doctrines. I don't recall Jesus setting up a church hierarchy. Paul and his peers went through great lengths to avoid heirarchies, I thought. Please help. Thank You.



My Answer-
What hierarchy did Jesus have? Easy, top down managment from heaven.
The Son prayed to His Father for direction, guidance and wisdom.
Jesus only

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Satellite Churches

Question Received: If I have a core group of believers that I fellowship with on a routine basis. If I have the ability to volunteer and serve in a local capacity. If I tithe properly, is there anything that would prevent me from following one or more on line or satelite churches instead of going to a brick and mortar building????



My Answer-
Yes the church is people not "brick and mortar" but humans, who do use buildings.
Yes buildings are needed. Your area needs ministry. People need ministry. I want to see how this can best be done by internet or TV over the local church? I can not.

This is an opinion question. I will give you my opinion shaped by scripture and my strong view of the biblically mandated

Friday, June 17, 2011

Cults versus The Gospel (World Mission Society Church Of God)

Question Received (From Korea)

Hello, My son-in-law belongs to a church call WORLD MISSION SOCIETY CHURCH OF GOD Who they believe in God the Father and God the heavenly mother. Could someone please visit this site http://usa.watv.org/. My son-in-law was born christian and all of his family our christians. He went to korea because that is where heavenly mother is at and to receive the living water where it is freely given by her. This heavenly mother is God and that new jerusalem is korea..something in the book of revelations that says of the Spirit and Bride and he is really hooked

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Biblical Sexual Ethics

Question:211465: What do you do as a church, if a transexual comes in and they know the word of God, but continue to dwell in that sin (that sex change). Do you confront a person like that and gently tell them that this is sinful??

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My Answer-
Yes, we want all visitors to come to church. We want them not hindered by us if they are drawn near to God. We should welcome all. We do not expect (unsaved or perhaps saved and confused) visitors to agree or live by the vows and obligations of saved church members who expressed their commitment to the Lord and

Friday, June 10, 2011

Seminary Choosing

Question received-

I'm looking into going to seminary, but I'm worried about going to a place that does not hold biblical truth/infallibility (inerrancy). I've been looking into Fuller Seminary but some people have told me that they are a liberal school that doesn't believe in the inerrancy of the Bible, but they do believe the Bible is infallible. What is the difference between infallible and inerrancy? Is Fuller good school? PS. I'm not asking for an endorsement, just an overview/history of Fuller that would help me decide whether or not to attend that seminary. Thank you!


To paraphrase R.C. Sproul "inerrancy" means our Bible, the sacred Scriptures, in the original autographs contain no errors. "Infallible" means

Monday, May 23, 2011

False Start Rapture and Our Poor Christian Education & Theology: Calvinist, Dispensationalists, Armenians ...

False Start Rapture and Our Poor Christian Education and Theology: From Protestants, Liberals, Conservatives, Calvinist, Dispensationalists, Armenians and Pentecostals

This weekend was jokingly known as "Rapture Weekend" by those mocking radio Bible teacher Harold Camping, an 89 year old radio station chain owner, who was trained as an engineer. His false teaching made many sell all, give a lot, if not all of their money, and travel with a fleet of vehicles with fancy signs painted on them and buy billboards throughout the land to spread the news that the "rapture" or the return of Christ , the eschaton, would occur this past Saturday at 6:00A.M. May 21st 2011. My friend Johnny Pless noted that while waiting for this apocalypse I was using my blog to write about my views of the 11 greatest University of Georgia Football players in history. I guess I wanted to get my mind off of horrible theology and religious nonsense. Now it is time to look at the horrible Christian Education, theology, doctrine that has not just been put out by a heretical radio station owner in California.
There is enough blame to go along with our group of Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Catholics, Anglicans, Episcopalians, Armenians, Calvinists and Dispensationalists. Today as a group those who profess Jesus Christ as Lord have clearly done a poor job of getting the world ready for the "Blessed Hope" of the appearance of Christ or for those who die before His return to meet Him for reward or judgement.

This article will cover the bad theology and laziness of our churches, conservative and liberal, and how they got us in our spiritual malaise.
1. Harold Camping's -there are lot's of them.
2. Conservative Seminaries.
3. Liberal Seminaries.
4. Rotten Doctrine or Hatred of Biblical Doctrine.

1. Harold Camping - is an 89 year old leader of Family International Radio, a chain of Christian radio stations, based in California. He was trained as an engineer at Cal-Berkley. His group started as with some people of the Christian Reformed Church, Bible Baptist, so called conservative Presbyterians and others. He has gone from a 5-point Calvinist to an extreme free-will position. He has set many dates for the return of Christ. His most recent wrong declaration was Saturday May 21st 2011. He has caused many of his followers financial ruin, humiliation and a shaken faith. He has caused confusion and derision from those who are not saved. We all in the church have been told to hear and read the clear words of Jesus Christ in Matthew 24:36
“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only."[ESV]
But no, he gave a false interpretation to this passage and harmed and ridiculed the cause of Christ. Harold Camping, radio station operator, not a pastor, or biblical scholar, in the past decade called out all, ALL Christians to leave any and every church because ALL churches on Earth were apostate.
Like the serpent in the Garden of Eden, Camping mixed a little biblical truth and added his teaching from his reclusive driven induced craziness.
Take your favorite false teacher. He, like the serpent in the Garden of Eden, takes one easy to understand part of the Truth and goes his own unscriptural way.

A woman once told John Wesley "God does not need your Oxford education." Wesley replied "And He does not need your ignorance either."
American seminaries, the educators of preachers and teachers, what has happened on your watch?

We send people to Sunday School but as a group we are coming home stupid. Our people are ripe for false prophets of all stripes.

2. Conservative Seminaries- What have your alumni taught? In the late 1979, the conservative wing of the Southern Baptist Convention started to overtake the power structure of the convention and seminaries. I have heard horror stories concerning that time period from solid Christian pastors and faculty concerning heresies taught by some of the denominational schools financed from the tithes of faithful poor working couples, widows, middle class married and single parent families,and the wealthy philanthropist, thinking they were supporting God's work. The Southern Baptist Church I grew up in decried the turn of events and that academic integrity was at stake from the pulpit. We weekly in youth group, the pulpit and Sunday School talked about "strokes" "warm fuzzies" (I kid not) and rapping (not the music kind but expressing your emotions-it was the 1970's). I thought we were a conservative church since we had a preacher with a doctorate who wore a dark suit. The sermons were dull so I assumed they were conservative. The church of my youth eased into the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the self proclaimed moderates (declared liberal by the conservatives). The Sunday School literature was full of pop psychology -like how to relieve stress. I went to other churches as I grew into young adulthood. The conservatives had Sunday School literature also. Cover up the authors names and you could not guess which was which. Something was missing in both. Theology and the demonized "D" word Doctrine was absent from the teaching. Doctrine seemed to be talked about but not taught.
Conservatives who do not teach doctrine get Harold Camping's. Liberals get Rob Bell's.

3. Liberal seminaries - they often used to describe themselves as "post Christian" or often today schools of religious or theological education. At the one I attended,several teachers made it a point to say their job was not to train pastors, that was what the church was for. The church (the denomination I was a member of then) said they sent us to seminary to learn how to become pastors.
Most liberal seminaries admit it (just not when sending a speaker to a local church in front of the folks who are paying the bills). Most people would label all the Southern Baptist seminaries, and Dallas School of Theology as conservative due to their inerrant view of the Bible and view of Salvation known only through Christ Alone. Liberal seminaries do not. Liberal seminaries do not have an inerrant view of the Bible. They support women's ordination by societal norms and not by dealing with the Scriptural text as the authority on the matter. There are conservatives who support the ordination of women through their interpretation of Scripture. These schools will proudly defend heretical teaching as academic freedom-that many true believers pay for from the offering plate. Many are historical, poorly attended and have great endowments so they can maintain and ignore their Christian and denominational heritage.
And here is the main way liberal seminaries cause Rob Bell's, they deny as a group penal substitution also known as substitutionary atonement. That is they deny that Jesus Christ died as a "propitiation" or for the punishment of our sins. You may find a few token members of the orthodox faith there but you would have to dig to find them. They deny as a majority that Jesus Christ died to pay for the penalty of our sins. In the liberal seminary I graduated, a non Southern Baptist seminary, I had a female student in a class, who was Jewish, burst in to tears about our class being too Christological (Too much content about Jesus.). She was then consoled by the teacher. I have heard in class discussions about salvation being holistic -physical, societal and the cross just showed how much God loved us. A partial truth before heresy comes serpent style. I heard from students and teachers "penal substitution" was "divine child abuse". I heard a fellow student laughed at bringing up John 3:16 as an example for us to be saved from our sins in that conversation. Now you produce Rob Bells's instead of Harold Camping's. Both lead away from the God of the Bible.

4. Rotten Doctrine and hated Biblical theology.
The body of Christ is suffering from Calvinist more concerned with 5 points than conversion of the lost, Armenian TV preachers railing against "Eternal Security", Dispensational preachers who can not talk about any thing but the Millennial Kingdom, Liberals who can not talk about anything but the evil Southern Baptist, Southern Baptist riding the latest "Purpose Driven- Jabez - NOOMA-Go Green-latest prepackaged junk", Pentecostals who will not put in check their own who preach the "prosperity gospel" and "slaying in the Spirit" every time a camera is on.

Maybe these guys are running out of things to preach on. I do not understand. The late Atlanta Journal Constitution columnist Lewis Grizzard talked about his country church preacher of his youth. Grizzard reasoned preaching could not be that hard, the preacher had that big black book to go by.

When the gospel is just not enough, or believed or practiced, we as the church let our message get hijacked as the message of the church - repeatedly.

Why is it hard to share the Gospel to the world? In the fullness of the Trinity God sent His son to die on the cross to pay for the sins of many including me. God sent His Holy Spirit to convict us of our sins. We must repent and believe the Gospel as we are saved by the perfect life death burial and resurrection of the God Man Jesus Christ. We gain righteousness status before God and eternal life with the Father. We miss the wrath to come. We get to evangelize our loved ones who are lost and learn to love and evangelize those we once hated.

We, as the church have acted as Arrogant Eggheads to Hard Headed Lone Rangers in goofing up the gospel. Look what the world thinks the gospel we are displaying is. Our preaching and teaching time is precious.
Let's get to work!

In Christ Alone!

Fletcher Law

Church Discipline for Pastors

Question received:

If a pastor at one church leaves his wife for a married woman and has to leave his church, can he go to another church and start being a prominent figure as in being in the praise band? the pastor of the second church gave him "steps" to take for repentance as says its ok even though he continued to date the 2nd women.

My Answers:

Wow! That is a lot of questions and biblical topics in just two sentences. This is a tragic situation described. Unfortunately this is a situation familiar to many. The Lord in his providence does provide us help in the Word in biblical theology and actual incidents recorded in Scripture. We will break each question down and then answer them.

#1 You are asking about how a sexual sin should be disciplined, especially when a pastor is the offender?
First read 1st Timothy 5:19 ESV " Do not admit a charge against an elder except on the evidence of two or three witnesses."
Make sure you have a valid accusation against anybody especially a pastor. You can destroy a church with a false witness and be judged by man and the Lord.
Their is an order in how to proceed with flagrant unrepentant sin against God.
Matthew 18:15-17 ESV " 15 "If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector."

Your goal is to "gain your brother" as he repents and puts away his godless lifestyle. This has to be handle in love and concern for your brother. Self righteousness will hurt you, the pastor and the church. You want the victory for all.
If the pastor does not heed the discipline treat him like "a Gentile and a tax collector." In other words-cut him of-excommunicate him. If he is a Christian he will hate to be cut of from the body of Christ. Excommunication could lead him to repentance or perhaps salvation.

#2 Who can participate in the "praise band", and is it really a prominent position?
My question in an answer to you is, When did being in a "praise band" get to be a prominent position?
"Praise Band " membership is what? Someone who bangs a tambourine with there palm? Toots a horn? This is a church problem when people who should be participating in worship are being exalted for their worship style in entertaining, not worshipping the Lord. There is a a worship leader in church, it is the senior pastor. Why? Worship is built on and around the Word of God. I have seen the unsaved asked to play music in church. Is it wrong? Not if they are humble and respectful. They are not making any claims of faith. To make rock stars out of church worshipers is insane.
You need to make sure if the pastor was guilty if he has repented or has been saved since the adultery. We need to make sure if he is under church discipline, not if he plays the triangle during "Shout to the Lord".

#3 Can this man be restored as a pastor?
I think the man can be restored by a long and lengthy discipleship drenched in biblical repentance, openness and humbleness led by an elder pastor. He would have to accept a total loss of his previous status in ministry. Yes we have seen TV charlatans bounce around and declare themselves restored. This is a good example why a church government is so important. Yes the often put down denominations usually have sound biblical ways to discipline a erring pastor.


#5 Should this man still be dating the woman he had an adulteress affair with?
Again, is the pastor guilty of adultery?
Did he repent and try to reconcile with his wife?
If after a long period of time and after repentance and his wife taking her right to biblically divorce him - THEN the
fallen man is free to pursue Godly relationships.
David did marry Bathsheba
though their union cost them much.

Know you are right in any accusations against anyone even a pastor.
Proceed with biblical conviction and love for the sinner and all envolved.
Trust a biblical church government to discipline a fallen pastor.
If a man follows biblical steps to restoration he may marry.
Beware of charlatans who declare themselves restored and do what is right in their own eyes.