Posted by: Pastor | April 8, 2014

Gay Litmus Test?

To The Editor:

Last week – following a firestorm of protest from gay activists – Mozilla, the tech company known for its internet browser Firefox, compelled its new CEO to step down simply because he, as a private citizen, contributed $1,000 to California’s pro-marriage Proposition 8 campaign…six years ago. (At the same time in 2008, President Obama came out as exclusively pro-traditional family–another of his lies! Why have there been no reprisals against him?)

According to pro-gay advocates, it’s theoretically acceptable for companies like Mozilla (or Mom and Pop bakeries) to hire Christians (or be Christian) as long as they are never permitted to assume leadership roles, never allowed to believe what they want to believe or never allowed to say what they want to say. The same people who claim to support equal treatment for everyone want to deny access to employment opportunities based on personal convictions – in effect a new “glass ceiling” for a faith-driven worldview.

As a pro-traditional family person, I would like to ask Mozilla to clarify what their policy is toward faith-driven employees, asking them to respond to three specific questions: 1) Will faith-driven employees be discriminated against and forced into the closet for their personal views on marriage? 2)Is there a “pro gay marriage” litmus test for working at Mozilla? 3) Will the next CEO be required to openly express support for gay marriage as a condition for being hired?

While we wait to hear back, let’s make sure they HEAR from YOU: Chairman of Mozilla, 2 Harrison Street Suite 175, San Francisco, CA 94105.

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

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“Pointing Mountaineers to Mount Calvary.”

Posted by: Pastor | February 13, 2014

Lessons on Love I Corinthians 13

LESSONS ON LOVE (February Family Focus 2014)

THERE ARE FOUR GREEK WORDS FOR “LOVE” USED IN THE BIBLE

Storge (στοργή) storgē It is natural affection. Parental love for children.
Agápe (ἀγάπη) agápē God’s kind of love. Love that ________ expecting nothing in return.
Éros (ἔρως) érōs It is “physical” passionate love. “Luv” that __________.
Philia (φιλία) philía” Affectionate regard or friendship” Love that _______ and ________ .

(Answers: Gives. Takes. Gives and Takes.)

I CORINTHIANS 13:4-8
Love is ESSENTIAL (I Cor 13: 1-3) EFFECTUAL (vs 4-8) ETERNAL (vs 9-13)

4 *Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 8 Charity never faileth:

1. V. 4 Suffereth Long – “patient endurance under provocation.”
2. V. 4 Is Kind – “active goodness that goes forth in behalf of others”.
3. V. 4 Envieth Not – True love is “not jealous.”
4. V. 4 Vaunteth Not Itsel “does not make a parade”. Love does not brag!
5. V. 4 Is Not Puffed Up – Love is “not arrogant or proud”.
6. V. 5 Does Not Behave Itself Unseemly – Love is “never rude”,
7. V. 5 Seeketh Not Her Own – True love is “never selfish”
8. V. 5 Is Not Easily Provoked – “keeps no record of evils done to it”
9. V. 5 Thinketh No Evil – Love “takes no worthless inventory”..
10. V. 6 Rejoiceth Not In Iniquity – Love does not rejoice in sin; whether it is its own sins, or the sin of others.
11. V. 6 Rejoiceth In The Truth – While love hates all forms of evil, it loves the truth! It rejoices when truth is proclaimed and when truth wins the victory. Love is glad for the truth, even when the truth hurts.
12. V. 7 Beareth All Things – Love patiently endures and overlooks the faults in others. Covers.
13. V. 7 Believeth All Things – Love always places the best possible interpretation on everything that happens.
14. V. 7 Hopeth All things – Love always expects the best outcome.
15. V. 7 Endureth All Things – This is a military term and means that “love does not give up the fort”!
16. V. 8-12 Charity Never Faileth – When everything else in this world has passed away.

*Substitute the word CHRIST for CHARITY

Posted by: Pastor | February 7, 2014

Creationism vs Evolution vs Pat Robertson

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Posted by: Pastor | December 25, 2013

Lessons From The Christmas Message

Posted by: Pastor | December 3, 2013

Signs of the Times

To the Editor:

According to ABC news, the Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation is erecting 55 billboards on Monday to encourage other atheists to “come out of the closet” across the nation as the Christmas season has believers turning their focus to faith in God.

“It’s because atheists are starting to speak up and they’re beginning to identify each other and find out they’re not alone,” said Judy Saint, president of one of the atheists’ group chapters. “There are a lot of non-believers and this time of year, they feel like they’re all alone.” Some of the billboard quotes include: “A life of love, no Gods required;” “No Gods, no devils, no worries;” “Live for now, not for after;” and “I believe in people, not gods.”

Personally, I think Judy is an Aint–not a Saint. However, I respect her right to not believe; yet, I question the logic of arguing against something that you believe doesn’t exist. What’s next–coming out against a flat earth? Annie Laurie Gaylor, who is associated with the atheists’ organization, stressed that the billboard campaign is not meant to insult Christmas but, instead, to urge people to ignore the religious messages behind it.” (If it is not designed to insult Christians and Christmas, why have it during You-know-who-mas?) Gaylor continued, “The whole month of December is taken over in a celebration of the religious beliefs, in particular Christianity, and it’s just as if the whole month turns non-believers into outsiders.” In my humble opinion, I think it has turned Gaylor inside outside upside downside–but, at least, she is out of the closet on the god thingy!

As a token of sincere Christian broadmindedness, I would like to see Judy and Annie have a National Atheist month and day to have for themselves! I don’t believe that April is taken. And, April 1st would be a great day for National Atheist Day. (Psalm 14:1, The fool hath said in his heart that there is no God.”)

Atheists, here is a sign for you, “Atheists, thank God you are wrong! Merry Christmas!”

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

http://mountainmanna.com

“Pointing Mountaineers to Mount Calvary.”

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Posted by: Pastor | October 22, 2013

FAIR IS FAIR

To The Editor:

The editorial comments, D-P 10/20/13, of Charles C. Haynes, the Director of Religious Freedom Center are absolutely right. Concerning a failed ban on Halloween in a Pennsylvania public school district, Mr. Haynes states, “…the media wouldn’t have to look hard to find many other districts that are moving away from Halloween-themed activities during the school day and either moving them to non-school hours or replacing them with “harvest festivals” without Halloween paraphernalia. This trend to de-emphasize Halloween in elementary schools isn’t driven by fear of First Amendment lawsuits — or, at least, it shouldn’t be. What’s actually pushing public schools to re-think Halloween is the recognition that growing numbers of Christian, Muslim and other religious parents are opting their kids out of Halloween celebrations at school. A judge may not see Halloween as “religious,” but many parents see activities involving images of witches, demons and ghosts as offensive to their faith. Non-religious objections to Halloween are also gaining traction in some school districts. Many educators want to reclaim time lost to Halloween activities during the school day. None of these objections matter much to Halloween enthusiasts, as the brouhaha in Pennsylvania illustrates. Their basic message seems to be “don’t spoil the fun for my kid.”

Furthermore, public and government offices violate the separation of religion and state for the fun of Halloween–meanwhile, Christmas joy is anathema! Let’s treat pagans like we treat Christians. Fair is fair.

If Halloween lessons and activities disappeared tomorrow from the October curriculum, little of educational value would be lost. On the contrary, less Halloween could mean more time to teach something that really matters. The public school has banned Christmas, forbidden Hindu, Muslim and Jewish holy days. How hard could it be to do the same to the unholy Wiccan and Satanic Eve of the Day of the Dead activities?

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

http://mountainmanna.com

“Pointing Mountaineers to Mount Calvary.”

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