Tuesday, November 30, 2010

God or Science: Stephen Hawking's False Choice

During part of my continued "debate" with my evolutionist high school friend, the question I asked was "where did everything come from?" Everything cannot come out of nothing. Right? I mean I'm no rocket scientist but doesn't nothing come from nothing?

Here is Steven Hawking's "theory":"Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing...Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist. "Stephen Hawking: God did not create Universe."

We want to prepare ourselves for confronting these ideas when we witness to people. These ideas are like fads that come and go with what is popular. Here is the first part of a critique from Ravi Zacharius:


For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, - 2 Corinthians 10:4 NKJV

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Ultimate Proof

I've been talking lately with a dear friend of mine I've known since high school. He's an evolutionist and we have had some great e-mail conversations. I just happened to listen to this audio from AIG and I thought it would be helpful for everyone in the area of apologetics. We know its the gospel that saves, but it is interesting to learn more about not only how science matches up with the bible but also how logic does as well.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pastor Arrest in Kansas





Attempt to address Muslims in Kansas and you’ll be hauled off in handcuffs to the local police department.That’s what happened to Pastor Mark Holick of Spirit One Christian Center when he visited the Wichita Islamic Society to speak about the gospel and to distribute religious tracts. Pastor Holick and fourteen other Christians, including two additional senior ministers, did not step foot inside the mosque – - but merely attempted to engage Muslims in dialogue on a public sidewalk as they left the building.When the police arrived on the scene, Mr. Holick was handcuffed and forced into a squad car. When asked what crime he had committed, the police, according to the pastor, said “loitering” and “failure to disperse.”Mr. Holick told OneNewsNow that it was “very disconcerting to see the gospel squelched — especially on a public sidewalk in a country with a constitutional guarantee of free speech.” The police allege that the pastor and his followers were blocking a driveway. Mr. Holick denies this charge by saying: “Of course we never did do that.There would be no reason for us to block vehicles — and they probably have no idea how much I like all of my organs and bones perfectly in the position they’re in right now.” Previously, Mr. Holick captured headlines by positing this message on the marquee of the Spirit One Christian Center: “America, we have a Muslim president. This is a sin against the Lord.”

Last year, the fiery pastor was taken into custody by the Wichita police for communicating his religious views to gays and lesbians at a homosexual festival that was held in a public park."

There is more up to date info on this case
HERE. You should listen to the audio follow-up... very interesting.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Spurgeon quote for the day! 11-27-10

And He came to Bethsaida and they brought a blind man unto Him, and besought Him to touch him. And He took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town. And when He had spit on his eyes, and put His hands upon him, He asked him if he saw anything. And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. After that He put His hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up. And he was restored, and saw every man clearly.” Mark 8:22-25.

The next was a very strange act, too. He brought him under ordained but despicable means—He spit on his eyes. The Savior frequently used the saliva of His mouth as a means of cure. It has been said because it was recommended by ancient physicians. But I cannot think that their opinion could have had much weight with our wonder-working Lord. It seems to me that the use of spittle connected the opening of the eye with the Savior’s mouth, that is to say, it connected in type the illuminating of the understanding with the Truth of God which Christ utters. Of course spiritual eyesight comes by means of spiritual Truth, and the eye of the understanding is opened by the doctrine which Christ speaks. Yet it seems to me that the association which we naturally put with spittle is that of disgust, and that this was intentionally employed by the Savior for that very end. It was nothing but spittle, though it was spittle from the Savior’s mouth. And so, mark you, Friend, it is very possible that God will bless you by that very truth which you once despised, and He might even bless you through that very man against whom you spoke the most bitterly! It has often pleased God to award to His ministering servants a gracious kind of vengeance—many and many times those who were the hottest and most furious against God’s own servants have received the best blessings from the hands of those men whom they most despised.

You call it, “spittle”—nothing but that shall open your eyes. You say, “The Gospel is a very common-place thing.” It is by such common places that you shall have life. You have sneeringly declared that such a man speaks the Truth of God in a coarse and vulgar style—you shall one day bless that vulgarity—and be glad enough to receive, even after a coarse fashion, the Truth as his Master bids him speak it. I think that many of us had to notice this in our conversion, that the Lord chastised our pride by saying to us, “Those poor people of whom you thought so harshly shall be made a blessing to you, and My servant, against whom you were most filled with prejudice, shall be the man to bring you into perfect peace.” It strikes me that more than that, a great deal but all that, is in the thought of the Savior’s spitting on his eyes. No powders of the merchant, no myrrh and frankincense, no costly drugs—just a common spittle on the lips. And so if you would see, my Hearer, the deep things of God, it shall not be by the philosophers, nor by the profound thinkers of the day, but he that said unto you, “Trust Christ and live,” teaches you better philosophy than the philosophers! And he who tells you that in Him, in the Lord Jesus, dwells all the treasures of wisdom and of knowledge, tells you in that simple statement more than you could learn though Socrates and Plato should rise from the dead, and you could sit, a scholar, at their feet. Jesus Christ will open your eyes, and it shall be by this ignoble means—the spittle of His mouth.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


On that day David first delivered this psalm into the hand of Asaph and his brethren, to thank the LORD:
"Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples!
Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Talk of all His wondrous works!
Glory in His holy name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD!
Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face evermore!
Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth,
O seed of Israel His servant, You children of Jacob, His chosen ones!
He is the LORD our God; His judgments are in all the earth.
Remember His covenant forever, The word which He commanded, for a thousand generations,
The covenant which He made with Abraham, And His oath to Isaac,
And confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel for an everlasting covenant,
Saying, "To you I will give the land of Canaan As the allotment of your inheritance,"
When you were few in number, Indeed very few, and strangers in it.
When they went from one nation to another, And from one kingdom to another people,
He permitted no man to do them wrong; Yes, He rebuked kings for their sakes,
Saying, "Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm."
Sing to the LORD, all the earth; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.
Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.
For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is also to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the LORD made the heavens.
Honor and majesty are before Him; Strength and gladness are in His place.
Give to the LORD, O families of the peoples, Give to the LORD glory and strength.
Give to the LORD the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come before Him. Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness!
Tremble before Him, all the earth. The world also is firmly established, It shall not be moved.
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; And let them say among the nations, "The LORD reigns."
Let the sea roar, and all its fullness; Let the field rejoice, and all that is in it.
Then the trees of the woods shall rejoice before the LORD, For He is coming to judge the earth.
Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
And say, "Save us, O God of our salvation; Gather us together, and deliver us from the Gentiles, To give thanks to Your holy name, To triumph in Your praise."
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel From everlasting to everlasting!" And all the people said, "Amen!" and praised the LORD.

1 Chron. 16

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Resource for witnessing to JW's

Laurena asked in reference to the "Cheat Notes":

Can you make one for use with JWs? They are always coming to my door -- apparently we are the training ground neighborhood for the local church. It seems like they have an answer for every verse I quote. And when I give a gospel message they nod and agree with everything I say. Which verses will actually get me somewhere?

Hey Laurena,

THIS BOOK was an invaluable resource for me after the first JW I witnessed to was a 40 year JW it went for almost two hours! I felt the same way you did. David Reed was an "elder" in the command chain of JW's and started to read his bible and saw(by God's grace) that it didn't match up with what the Watchtower taught. He came to know the Lord and was then dis-fellow-shipped for asking questions and began his ministry. This book is great because he goes through verse by verse in the bible and how the JW's twist the scripture and now as a Christian he shows you some of the "Achilles heal" of their arguments.

HERE is an audio of when I had two ladies come to my door.

HERE is some advice from Paul Washer.

Below is a quick video a did a while ago on answering a JW. Hope this helps.

Bottom line Laurena, don't feel like you have to win an argument... they are trained to argue. I have learned to make it a point to just share the GOSPEL and trust the word of God that it does not return void and that it is the power of God unto salvation!

The Rapture

A very creative and talented interpretation of the Rapture.


Aaron, Dean, Jorge, Debbie, Sharon, Mark, Tony and myself went to Noho. It was pretty dead at Noho so some of us decided to go to Hollywood Blvd. where it was lively and active with drummers, Hare Krishna's and break dancers. Tony preached once using an amp and box. Then later he held his wooden cross while I preached using NO amplification, NO box and moving as to not give the police an occasion to cite me for "loitering"... well that didn't last long. We were approached by about a dozen officers and shut down. Being told by the Sergeant that Tony couldn't have that cross and I couldn't open air preach! We complied with their order (thankfully didn't get a ticket) and went back to Noho where I preached once more. Tony was able to give a bible to a young lady named Jocelyn. Please pray for her.

God is sovereign, please pray for wisdom as we try to figure out what to do about our ministry in Hollywood as the police there have essentially stopped free speech.

You can read a more in-depth follow-up at Tony's BLOG.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Living Waters Visit

Today I was blessed to go visit Tony the Lawman at Living Waters. It was the first time I've ever been there. Had a great time and was blessed to meet several faithful evangelists. Before I knew it I was in a car with Tony, Chad and Ray Comfort going to Fullerton College. This was the second time I've seen Ray open air and I always learn a lot. PRAISE THE LORD FOR THIS MINISTRY!

Magnet Evangelism Follow-up 11-18-10

Had a great time witnessing last night. Our dear brother Aaron is out visiting from Mexico. It was good to see him. He continues to boldly preach the gospel. You can follow his ministry HERE.

Please pray for those who heard the good news, took bibles and tracts.

John Piper - You Need the Gospel Every Day

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hollywood Street Performers

For everyone who regularly goes out to Hollywood Blvd... this is an interesting article in the L.A Times about the Street Performers. I wonder if we can use a box & amp again?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Burbank Media Center Follow-up 11-13-10

Sometimes its hard to witness to teens ...

Saturday, November 13, 2010


They author of THIS VIDEO did not allow anyone to "embed" it on their blogs but this is a must see... THE LORD IS A GREAT AND GLORIOUS CREATOR!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Five Steps to Genuine Revival

"The church used to be a lightning bolt, now it's a cruise ship. We are not marching to Zion – we are sailing there with ease. In the apostolic church it says they were all amazed – and now in our churches everybody wants to be amused. The church began in the upper room with a bunch of men agonizing, and it's ending in the supper room with a bunch of people organizing. We mistake rattle for revival, and commotion for creation, and action for unction."

Leonard Ravenhill

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Noho Follow-Up 11-6-10

We had a good turn out for evangelism night at Noho. Its always a blessing to fellowship as well. Many bibles went out that night. Several people open air preached. It was sad, at one point two lesbians were purposefully engaging in "PDA" in front of me while I preached the cross. They may have been trying to provoke me to say something hateful to them... I just continued to preach trusting that the gospel is what will save them from their sin. "Father forgive then for they know not what they do." comes to mind.
This young man tied up Nathan for quite a while with some pretty bad scripture twisting. He believed you could become as a god and thought he had attained that. Also he believed Jesus was just a man... seems he had himself and Jesus confused.

One thing that I have a very difficult time doing is keeping my cool with hecklers who like to wrangle. Sometimes they can just get under your skin. But I have to remember:

"A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will." - 2Ti 2:24-26 NKJV

The MISTRO of handling hecklers is none other than Ray Comfort. Watch the video below to see how Ray avoids "smoke screens" and continues to deliver the gospel. Watch closely how it ends.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hollywood Halloween Follow-Up 2010

Halloween Night was great. We had several faithful saints come over for good food and fellowship. My thanks to everyone who brought food and hats off to Sai who prepared us an authentic Thai BANQUET. This year I gave my son the choice of what he wanted to dress up as; either Batman or a Ninja... he wanted to go as A PASTOR! No I did not put him up to this. I think with the hat he may be a prosperity preacher.

Aye Laddie... I went dressed as the one and only William Wallace from Braveheart! Please try not to covet my mullet! When we were in Hollywood I must have had about 50 people ask to take their picture with me. So I gladly did and gave them a tract.
There was a Leprechaun who crashed the party for some food.
I wish Mike and his crew could have gone out with us to Hollywood but we were still blessed to have them drop by.
After we ate, we loaded up with tracts. Dean, Sai, Debbie, Sharon Kay and myself went to Hollywood. Forest and Nathan went to Noho subway station.
Hollwood was JAM PACKED with people and police. I felt it was more profitable to hand out tracts than to preach since everyone was moving constantly ... oh and did I mention all the police? ;)

At about 11:30 pm there was a point when the crowd changed from families to more of a party crowd. At one point there was a fight and a bottle being broken so we all were in agreement... it was time to head home.
At the end of the night we handed out over 10,000 TRACTS!! It was the most tracts we have ever handed out in one outing. Please pray the Lord uses the seeds that were sown to bring forth a harvest of salvation!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010