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