Posted by: Pastor | June 27, 2015


To The Editor:

As a Christian, I am committed to biblical faith and ethics. As a result, I
stand on the authority of Scripture and God’s truth as central to our
lives–not the US Constitution or even our church’s constitution. The Bible
is the basis for all our faith and practice. Regardless of what the Supreme
Court rules, my first duty is to love and obey God, not man.

What the Bible says about marriage is clear, definitive and unchanging.
Biblical, traditional, natural marriage is the uniting of one man and one
woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. The Scriptures’ teaching on
marriage is not negotiable.

Consequently, I will not accept, nor adhere to, any legal redefinition of
marriage issued by any political or judicial body including the United
States Supreme Court. I will not recognize same-sex “marriages”, our church
will not host same-sex ceremonies, and we will not perform such ceremonies.

While I and our church affirm our love for all people, including those
claiming same-sex attractions or confused about their biological identity as
male or female, I cannot and will not affirm the moral acceptability of
homosexual behavior or any other behavior that deviates from God’s design
for males and females made in His image, including His plan for marriage.

Therefore, I strongly encourage all pastors, leaders, educators, and
churches to openly reject any mandated legal redefinition of marriage and to
use their influence to affirm God’s design and I urge all truly born again
Christians to leave any church that accepts and practices same-sex
marriage. .

The Lord Jesus affirmed that design by quoting Genesis: “But from the
beginning of the creation God made them male and female. “For this cause
shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they
twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
(Mark 10:6-9).

I stake my life, fortune and future on the truth of God’s Word. Here I stand. I can do none else.

Pastor Terry K. Hagedorn
Calvary Baptist Church
PO Box 282 Reedsville, WV
Ph. 304-864-3870
MOUNTAIN MANNA, 96.7 FM, Sundays 9:30am
“Pointing Mountaineers to Mount Calvary.”

Posted by: Pastor | February 7, 2015


Besides the Seniors programs, mens fellowships (Game and Fish Dinner), prayer breakfasts , teen activities, etc… Every other month, we will be having a Ladies Fellowship starting on February 28th at 12pm. The first will be a soup and salad dinner with Bible lessons/devotions from a book called “Twelve Women of the Bible”. We start with Eve. We will also be asking for some ladies to be taking on getting us more involved in service oriented ministries, (i.e. deep cleaning the church and annex buildings, planting flowers for shut ins, sending of cards, etc) and fellowship ministries where they will plan or assist fellowship activities for the church, the younger couples, and other events for the ladies such as a special tea, mother/daughter banquet, etc. We also hope to start a Ladies Inductive Bible Study Sunday School Class.

Posted by: Pastor | December 31, 2014

New Year’s Resolution

My last year resolution was to lose 30 lbs. I’ve just got 40 pounds to go!

Posted by: Pastor | December 2, 2014

The Poor Wise Man

Ecclesiastes 9:14,15 “There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it: 15 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.”

CITY: The little city: The Earth
SATAN: The great king: The Adversary, “Satan.”
SAVIOR: The poor, wise, man: The Savior, the (1)Poor (2)Wise (3)Man–Jesus Christ.
SALVATION: The salvation by his wisdom (the foolishness of preaching): “He delivered the city.”
SADNESS: The Sadness: “No man remembered that same poor man.”

Will you remember Him this Christmas?

Posted by: Pastor | October 30, 2014


To The Editor

The Pope has the “That’s-Not-What-He-Meant”  Czardinal running his slippers off!   In the pope’s desperation to be relevant, Francis used words about Creation that will hurt Christians for a long time.  However. while media outlets concentrate on Francis saying that God is not a magician, I grieve that a pope would dare to say that God is not divine.   How can anyone support a pope—or church—that says that God is not divine?

The church’s role as arbiter of so-called scientific thought seems so important to Francis that he is willing to sacrifice the divinity of our Creator in order to glamorize the secular elements of man.  Please note similar off the wall comments by Francis
on atheism, the economy and homosexuality.  The pope proves that when anyone seeks in such a manner to be relevant and open-minded, his or her brain falls out and he or she declares his or her faith is a fraud.  If evolution is compatible with creation, then Adam’s and Eve’s parents were non-human apes.  Francis, if we evolved from apes and monkeys, why are there still apes and monkeys?

The assertion from a pope that God is neither divine nor omnipotent is startling.  If that assertion is true, then obviously the miracle of the Virgin Birth is also a myth.  But what is perhaps most startling to me is that such an admission would be met with blasé acceptance by the Christian world.

It seems the pope is no magician either.   His infallibility is a myth.

Pastor Terry K. Hagedorn
Calvary Baptist Church
PO Box 282 Reedsville, WV
Ph. 304-864-3870
MOUNTAIN MANNA,  96.7 FM, Sundays 9:30am
“Pointing Mountaineers to Mount Calvary.”

Posted by: Pastor | October 30, 2014

HALLOWEEN: The God of the LIving vs The Day of the Dead

Posted by: Pastor | October 24, 2014

Joel Osteenisms vs Fortune Cookies

There is very little difference between Joel and fortune cookies. And now, to prove it, I will give you these twelve quotes. You tell me which are from the fortune cookies and which are from Joel Osteen.

Question One
“Happiness is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.”

Question Two
“Do all you can to make your dreams come true.”

Question Three
“Take time to make a difference. Think about how you can make somebody else’s life better.”

Question Four
“Avoid focusing on the negative aspects of the past.”

Question Five
“You have something to offer that nobody else can give!”

Question Six
“When you can’t naturally feel upbeat, it can sometimes help to act as if you did.”

Question Seven
“To affirm is to make firm.”

Question Eight
“Relationships are more important than our accomplishments.”

Question Nine
“Somebody needs your encouragement. Somebody needs to know that you believe in them.”

Question Ten
“The best things in life aren’t things.”

Question Eleven
“You will produce what you’re continually seeing in your mind.”

Question Twelve
“Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.”

Fortune Cookie 1,4,6,10,11     Joel Osteen  2,3,5,7,8,9,12

Posted by: Pastor | October 5, 2014


Contrary to what you may hear today in some sermons and popular religious songs, the emphasis in the Bible is on the holiness of God and not on the love of God. “Love is central in God,’’ wrote American theologian Augustus H. Strong, “but holiness is central in love.’’ God’s love is a holy love, for the Bible states that “God is light’’ (1 John 1:5) as well as “God is love’’ (4:8, 16). Love without holiness would be a monstrous thing that could destroy God’s perfect law, while holiness without love would leave no hope for the lost sinner. Both are perfectly balanced in the divine nature and works of God. (Wiersbe)

To The Editor:
A convert to Islam who named himself Jah’Keem Yisrael (formerly Alton
Alexander Nolen) beheaded one of his coworkers and was shot while trying to
behead another on September 26 at his place of work, Vaughan Foods in Moore,
Oklahoma. Despite the numerous indications that Yisrael was inspired to
choose his manner of murder and to carry it out by his immersion in Islam,
authorities profess to be puzzled as to why he did it, or at least certain
that his actions had nothing to do with that most misunderstood of
religions, Islam. There are seven reasons why the Oklahoma beheading has
everything to with jihadist Islam: 1. His hatred for America and
proclamation of a worldwide Caliphate and the rule of Sharia Law. Jah’Keem
Yisrael’s Facebook page, recently taken down, was extraordinarily revealing.
According to the New York Daily News, it was “riddled with phrases like
‘Sharia law is coming’ and calling America ‘wicked.'” 2. His admiration for
jihad terrorists. The New York Daily News also reported that the Facebook
page had “photos of various terror groups and their leaders, including bin
Laden, who was killed by U.S. forces operating in Pakistan in 2012.” 3. His
positive view of beheadings. His page also featured a graphic photograph of
a beheadings accompanied by this Qur’an quote: “I will instill terror into
the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all
their finger-tips off them” (Qur’an 8:9-13). 4. His Qur’anic quotes and
Islamic exhortations. Jah’Keem Yisrael filled his Facebook page with
quotations from the Qur’an and exhortations to his fellow Muslims to be more
rigorous and correct in their observance of Islamic ritual and morality. 5.
His Islamic State hand signal. Also on Yisrael’s Facebook page was a
photograph of him with two members of the Islamic Society of Greater
Oklahoma City; Yisrael stands between them holding up his index finger in
the sign of the Islamic State, signifying Islam’s uncompromising, fanatic
monotheism. 6. His shouting “Islamic phrases” as he killed Colleen Hufford.
7. His mosque. Yisrael attended, the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma
City. The Mosque’s imam is hailed as a moderate by liberals in the United
States but he has explicitly declared that according to Islam, three choices
are to be given to non-Muslims: convert, pay the jizyah tax and live or die.
The Imam tries very hard to whitewash Islam when the media is around, but
they believe in their religion and the ultimate goal of an Islamic
caliphate. Just days before Yisrael’s rampage at Vaughan Foods, the mosque’s
imam, Imam Enchassi, claimed that “Islamophobes” in Oklahoma were plotting
to behead Muslims! Did Yisrael hear this and leave the mosque seething with
resentment and righteous rage? Did he behead Colleen Hufford at Vaughan
Foods before the infidels could behead him?
People get fired all the time. A small number react violently. An even
smaller number start beheading people in that situation. It just happens
that Jah’Keem Yisrael adhered to a religion that directs believers to
“strike the necks” of unbelievers (Qur’an 47:4). Yet the possibility that
Islam could have informed and guided Yisrael’s response to his rage and
hate, and the implications of that possibility, is not one that authorities
seem disposed to explore. And that means that nothing will be done by anyone
to prevent the creation of new Jah’Keem Yisraels.
Mohammad is reported to have had a sword named “vertebrae cleaver.”
Does anybody know the name of the sword owned by Moses or Jesus? Jesus did
not come to kill; rather, he came to die (John 3:16) that all might be
saved–including Muslims.
Pastor Terry K. Hagedorn
Calvary Baptist Church
PO Box 282 Reedsville, WV
Ph. 304-864-3870
MOUNTAIN MANNA, 96.7 FM, Sundays 9:30am
“Pointing Mountaineers to Mount Calvary.”
Posted by: Pastor | September 6, 2014


To The Editor:

Joel Osteen and his wife are heretics. That’s why America loves them. A
pastor should be, in some ways, distinguishable from Tony Robbins or Oprah.
And, God forbid a house of Christian worship be arranged in such a way as to
make it clear that we are specifically worshipping Jesus Christ and not the
smiley fellow on stage giving the vaguely spiritual pep talk.

Recently, Mrs. Osteen implored people to “realize that when we obey God,
we’re not doing it for God. we’re doing it for ourselves.” As her proud
husband nods approvingly, Osteen continues. “Do good for your own self. Do
it because God wants you to be happy. When you come to church, when you
worship Him, you’re not doing it for God, really – you’re doing it for
yourself, because that’s what makes God happy. Amen?”

This is obviously an indefensible teaching. “Do good for your own self.” A
definitive, complete, profoundly disordered statement. Rooted in the
Idolatry of Self, it betrays a pagan attitude which positions the Self as
the Ultimate Good, the Final Purpose. All things – even God Himself – must
revolve around the great and powerful Me. In the Osteens’ version of things,
God exists to serve us, just as we exist to serve ourselves. You act
virtuously for your own sake, because it brings you happiness.

Osteen says that if you want to be rich you have to go beyond pure belief;
you have to speak it into existence. From his book “Your Best Life Now” we
read, “If you want success, if you want wisdom, if you want to be prosperous
and healthy, you’re going to have to do more than meditate and believe; you
must boldly declare words of faith and victory over yourself and your
family.” God will make you prosperous if only you “declare words of
victory.” Name it! Claim it! (I call it, “Blab it! Grab it!”)

But nonsense is all that’s left when Christ is taken out of
Christianity–where is a Cross at the basketball arena church?; when we
preach a Word that doesn’t include words like Christ (the Osteens have a
strict “don’t talk about Jesus” preaching policy), sin, and duty, and
obedience; when we adopt a Gospel that has no redemption, no forgiveness, no
mercy, no justice; when we minimize prayer and virtue and truth; when we
forget that ours is a faith for warriors and martyrs; when we pretend that
Christ didn’t promise us suffering and persecution in this life; when we
substitute true joy for mere happy-happy-happiness; when we treat the Bible
like a theological box of Legos that can be deconstructed and reassembled
into anything we want it to be. Ultimately, the Greatest Thing in the
universe is turned into something as worthless, interchangeable, and
disposable as an inspirational Facebook meme.

Lady Osteen didn’t say anything terribly new or shocking. She only gave
voice to the kind of mentality that has long since infected every strand of
American Christendom through the so-called emerging church.” Walk among
Christians of any denomination and you will hear casual heresies very much
in line with what the Lady Osteen was attempting to communicate. “My faith
is all about making me happy and comfortable.”

He distorts Scripture and offers up a hollow, empty message, but he is
adored because he does it with a smile, he doesn’t offend, and he gives off
the general vibe of a man who probably chuckles at Family Circus cartoons.
In other words, he is exactly what our society believes a Christian should
be: nice, non-threatening, non-Biblical, and superficial.

It isn’t always sweet and cuddly, and it won’t “Make every day Friday”
(whatever that means), but it will bring us finally to the Promised Land.
And we’ll get there if we focus always on Christ – not ourselves. Someone
needs to explain this to the Osteens.

Pastor Terry K. Hagedorn
Calvary Baptist Church
PO Box 282 Reedsville, WV
Ph. 304-864-3870
MOUNTAIN MANNA, 96.7 FM, Sundays 9:30am
“Pointing Mountaineers to Mount Calvary.”

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