Roundup

The pastoral “call,” and how there isn’t one — The “called to _____” is one of the most common examples of sloppy God talk.  People often ignore the clear requirements for pastors and elders and lead with vague statements about feelings.  They let their self-validation trump what the Bible says, which, ironically enough, should be evidence that they aren’t “called.”

They were chuckling and sharing the story of how one of them felt, as a (young!) teenager and a brand-new convert, that he “had the call,” meaning “the call” to preach. So he announced his call one week, and got up to preach the next. Period. No training, no apprenticeship, no evidence, no clue as to what it meant Biblically to preach (let alone be a pastor). He attributes this to a move of the Lord at that time in that location, as He reportedly grabbed up a lot of young men and “called” them to preach.

The brothers clarified that in their culture, all one need to is announce that he has “the call,” and he is to preach. Like, right away.

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Nature publishes discovery of fossil with complex brain dated just after the Cambrian explosion — Once again, evidence that Intelligent Design would predict and Darwinism would not.  The Darwin lobby will ignore this or try to pretend that it supports evolution — even though it is the opposite of everything they’ve claimed for 150 years.

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A great video for Christians, Democrats and especially black Christians.

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As I’ve said before, Detroit is the petri dish of Liberalism.  Now police are warning people not to enter Detroit because it is so unsafe.  If you want your city to be like Detroit, then vote Democrat.

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Undercover Sting Reveals Eagerness of Obama Camp to Facilitate Voter Fraud — just more evidence when they lie about fraud not existing.  Remember this when people claim that we don’t need voter ID or that it is somehow racist (Project Veritas has more videos like this).

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Officer Has Career Destroyed for Acknowledging Islamic Enemy — this is part of the deadliness of political correctness.

How much success would we have had in World War II if politically servile top brass had punished military officers for failing to whitewash Nazi ideology? The answer sheds light on our current difficulties:

During a press briefing, Army General Martin Dempsey, President Barack Obama’s Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, publicly lambasted Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Matthew Dooley, a 1994 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a highly decorated combat veteran. His reason: The course on Islamic Radicalism which LTC Dooley was teaching at the Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) of the National Defense University was offensive to Muslims, according to a statement released on Monday by officials from a public-interest law firm in Michigan.

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Obamunists Call for Vandalizing Cars With Romney Stickers — I wish I was surprised by this.  Even sadder are the people promising to riot if Romney wins.  This all stems from the sense of entitlement brought by Liberalism and appealing to the lowest common denominators of coveting and instant gratification.

If you put a Romney sticker on your car and it is subsequently vandalized by the lower grade of human that is attracted to the Democrat Party, you can’t say you weren’t warned. Twitchy reports:

As Twitchy has reported, unhinged supporters of President Barack Obama are stealing, defacing, and urinating on pro-Mitt Romney yard signs and bumper stickers.

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Joel Osteen, Rick Warren and Oprah — need I say more?

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I’m not into marching band stuff, but this was very impressive.  Go Bucks!

5 thoughts on “Roundup”

  1. I’m glad you are speaking out on… all these things, but more importantly the call to preach and teach. This is another one of the many reasons I’m in the PCA. WE don’t have “open mic” night in our pulpits. We feel if someone is truly called, then they will go through the process of having that call confirmed, via seminary training, internships, etc. Yes, that means it will actually take a while for a man called to actually preach in God’s pulpit. But in doing so, he will demonstrate some of those gifts required of elders, along with the simple fruits of the Spirit like patience, perseverance, humility, along with submission to elders which seems to be very hard to find these days. The church has the right and responsibility to make sure that those who are called to preach, are truly called.

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  2. “So he announced his call one week, and got up to preach the next. Period. No training, no apprenticeship, no evidence, no clue as to what it meant Biblically to preach (let alone be a pastor). ”
    That is so very true. Our pastor, who had a doctorate in theology, drummed that into our heads (along with many many other ‘jewelers’ from the Word.) There are so many new Christians, who don’t know squat, but were some sort of celebrity… and they were run out to give testimonies and “preach” what they didn’t even understand.
    Learning from the Word, taught by the Spirit, takes times. We have too much preaching on ‘feelings’ when the Bible teaches to learn and understand facts – not emotions.

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  3. They want to riot over a Romney win….let ’em. I’m not going to let that stop me from casting a vote for new leadership, which our country desperately needs.

    The police will be ready. So will the rest of us, if the rioters are stupid enough to try breaking into our homes.

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  4. Stupid question: if people are going to riot over a Romney win, isn’t that MORE reason to vote for the guy with the great hair?

    Basically, you let them riot, arrest them, charge them with criminal activity, and send them to jail. You continue to have another few centuries of peaceful elections. You do not turn into Greece or Italy, wherein government decisions are subject to rioting. Most importantly, you do NOT allow these people to have a heckler’s (rioter’s?) veto over the electoral process. If rioting lands them in jail and their guy loses anyway, they won’t riot.

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