Posted by: Pastor | May 17, 2014

#Stop Sharia Law

To the Editor:

In the Sudan, Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, brought her punishment of death
upon herself, said Judge Abbas Mohammed Al-Khalifa: “We gave you three days to recant but you insist on not returning to Islam. I sentence you to be hanged to death.” For good measure, Judge Khalifa ordered the woman to be beaten with 100 lashes of the whip before being hung for “adultery.”

She’s nine months pregnant. They’ll permit her to give birth to her baby and wean it before executing her. However, the punishment for “adultery” — 100 lashes — will be administered immediately after the birth. (That’s awfully Muslim of them!)

The “adultery” in question is not adultery. Sharia does not recognize the marriage between the woman (whom it considers an apostate Muslim) and a Christian man, ergo, their sexual congress is “adultery.”

Oh, and her 20-month-old child is in jail with her. Because Sharia law will not permit the Christian husband–an American citizen–to care for a child they claim is Muslim. That wouldn’t be kosher.

I’m not hearing anything about this story except from right-leaning sources. We have, once again, an incredible outrage, barbaric, dehumanizing, and fascistic, but the villains are wrong. The villains aren’t the villains the left prefers–like Boko Haram. Ergo, the outrage must be tacitly permitted. And, it involves three hundred girls and young women–most of whom were Christian–before converting to Islam at gun point. I agree with the attempt to save the 300 girls in NIgeria. But, what Sharia Law does to thousands of young women one at a time doesn’t give the liberals #cover.

Has the State Department even taken the drastic step of issuing a vigorous #Hashtag? It is doing NOTHING while Christians are being killed. Where is Michelle Hussein Obama holding a “#Stop Sharia Law–Bring Back Our Humanity” sign?

Pastor Terry K. Hagedorn

Posted by: Pastor | May 13, 2014

The Three Rs of Revival

Posted by: Pastor | May 1, 2014

Ban Sharia Law!

To the Editor:

Memphis imam Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi, Dean of Academic Affairs at the Al-Maghrib Institute, is in the news this week for a controversial video that he has made saying that Jews and Christians are filthy and that their lives and property can be taken in jihad by the Muslims.

Why is Qadhi still an imam in good standing in Memphis? Why has he not been dismissed by the Al-Maghrib Institute, or by Rhodes College in Memphis, where he is an assistant professor of Religious Studies?  He completed his second Bachelors in Hadith Studies, and an M.A. in Islamic Theology.” How could someone who has dedicated his life to studying Islam and has studied it at the city where Muhammad had his headquarters not be expressing what is mainstream Islamic belief? This may be why Muslims in Memphis and elsewhere in the U.S. have remained silent about his hateful statements: they know that Qadhi was just teaching basic Islam.

Eight states have wisely passed laws insuring the separation of mosque and state.  Most recently, it was done by North Carolina.  Rev. Franklin Graham, son of Evangelist Billy Graham, said, “We should be afraid of Sharia law. We should be absolutely afraid of it. No question about it, because there’s no tolerance in Sharia law. It persecutes those that do not believe in Islam.  And I would say to Muslims in this country, if they want to practice Sharia law, go back to where you came from, to those nations that recognize sharia law,” said Graham.  “But we have our own laws here.”

Most of my adult life, I have seen the systematic destruction of the Constitutional right to a Christian’s religious freedom with attacks on the Bible, prayer and public expression.  I think that it is high time that the so-called separation of “church” and state be also applied to Islam–separation of mosque and state.  We should demand that our legislators pass a law guaranteeing separation of religion and state.  We should avoid the error Oklahoma made and had its law struck down as unconstitutional, because it was ruled as discriminatory towards a specific religion–Islam.  North Carolina’s law, and most legislation currently in the works, get around that by banning all foreign law, not just Islamic law.  Montani semper liberi!

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 | 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

“Pointing Mountaineers to Mount Calvary.”

Posted by: Pastor | February 13, 2014

Lessons on Love I Corinthians 13

LESSONS ON LOVE (February Family Focus 2014)


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.)

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

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

“Pointing Mountaineers to Mount Calvary.”

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