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Dr. J. Budziszewski (of Focus on the Family)—Lied To Me

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Catholic gold wall of idolatry in cathedral in Spain 

Gigantic Catholic monstrosities display idolatrous, extravagant wealth that implores people to worship what has been crafted by man’s hands. 1 Peter 1:18-19 reminds true believers, they were not redeemed with corruptible things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ—their sacrificial Lamb.  (1 John 5:10-13—the Bible) Please link: Paradise
 

Dear Readers,

This posting is regarding renowned author, Dr. J. Budziszewski, and his deceitful comments written to me: https://vallee7.wordpress.com/about/#comments. He is highly respected by the organization, Focus on the Family, and they publish his column: “Ask Theophilus.” Dr. Budziszewski is also a frequent speaker to groups such as InterVarsity, Campus Crusade, and the Veritas Forum. He resides in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Sandra.  http://www.amazon.com/Ask-Me-Anything-Provocative-Students/dp/product-description/1576836509

He forthrightly lies concerning his involvement in the New Age religion.  He is a Catholic, one who worships foreign deities, including the false Mary of the Catholic Church. This all goes along with the Catholic Church’s mysticism (magical endeavors), as you can read for yourself at Wikipedia, Catholic Encyclopedia, etc. God declares idolaters are kept out of heaven—Revelation 21:8, 22:15, 1 Corinthians 6:9, etc.

I contacted Focus on the Family regarding this idolatrous man of deception. Unfortunately, I received no response. I am not surprised, knowing Dr. Dobson was featured on the cover of a Catholic magazine that promoted Mary worship. He once placed Mother Teresa’s photo on the cover of Clubhouse Magazine; she was glorified as a role model for children. She forthrightly worshipped Mary and other idolatrous false deities. The magazine never warned children that idolators are kept out of heaven.

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 Truth Project:

The Vilest of the Vilest is paraded on the Truth Project video series, produced by Focus on the Family. I refer to Roman Catholic Priest, Robert Sirico, who In 1975, performed the first civil-licensed same-sex marriage in Denver Colorado. Yes, this man is presented in the Truth Project.

Roman Catholic Report:

Father Robert A. Sirico was born on 23 June 1951, in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1972.
 
Sirico established a different kind of ‘church’ – a satellite of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Church (UFMCC) founded by homosexual activist Rev. Troy Perry in Los Angeles in 1968. The UFMCC teaches that homosexuality is neither a sin nor a sickness and that “homosexual relationships should be celebrated and affirmed.” The UFMCC has been used as a battering ram against the Roman Catholic Church and Protestant sects who oppose homosexuality.”
 
In 1975, Rev. Sirico moved to Los Angeles and became the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Gay Community Center, one of the oldest and largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations in the world. He also continued his work as a minister of the UFMCC.
 
One year later, on 12 April 1976, Rev. Sirico, dressed in a black clerical suit with a Roman collar made the pages of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer under the headline “‘Male Slave Mart’ Raid in L.A. Called a Mistake. ” As reported by the Seattle  P-I, on April 10, 1976, Los Angeles policemen dressed in riot gear arrested 40 persons participating in a homosexual “slave market” held at the Mark IV Health Club in Hollywood. The bathhouse was operated by a sadomasochist cult called the Leather Fraternity. Nude “male slaves” were led on stage by an auctioneer and inspected by potential buyers. “Slaves” went for $10-75. The undercover policeman at the auction told the press that he picked up a man for $16 following assurances from the auctioneer that the ‘volunteer for charity’ would perform specific sex acts on him. The auction room came complete with its own dungeons and cell blocks and sadomasochist apparatus including leather harness restraints and chains.
 
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Sirico is a diabolical priest, who is a homosexual promoting idolator, a man who adhere’s to “another gospel” the false gospel of Mary and other idols. We are to separate ourselves from the false teachers! 2 Peter chapter 3, the book of Jude, etc.

Beware of the Truth Project as it holds errors and false teachers. R C Sproul is promoting this series. He is a Calvinist. One who believes the church was replaced Israel.  Another true danger sign regarding this series is the fact, Dr. Del Tackett, the focal teacher, is also a Calvinist! Calvinists adhere to many demonic lies.

To follow John Calvin, you have to approve of every evil thing. Calvin denied Christ, stating man would defeat and bind Satan not Jesus Christ, on the tree of crucifixion, in his Genesis chapter 3 commentary. To convince others that mankind is bringing in the kingdom today or that we are living in the kingdom age, every evil way has to be approved. (They do believe satan is bound at this time.) Calvinists are people of deception who deny the books of Revelation, Zechariah, and portions of the Old and New Testaments. They do no believe in an omniscient God who knows all and who has always known all; and never has had to rewrite Scripture to please Calvinists.

Zechariah 12:7-10 is one Scripture passage that exposes the folly of their lies. It declares Jesus Christ will destroy all the enemies of Israel and will glorify this nation, and the Jews will look upon Him whom they pierced. No one can legitimately separate these Zechariah verses.

In this series, people are encouraged to read Calvinistic/Preterist writings.

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Another aspect of this video series that troubles my heart is viewed in the advertisement, an art depiction of Eve in the nude. God warns in Jeremiah regarding the wickedness of those who no longer know how to blush. Jeremiah 6:15 declares that God’s judgment was to fall on those of loathsome conduct, those who no longer knew how to blush. Nude artworks have always been part of the pagan way, but never of true Christianity, nor present with the righteous, ancient Hebrews.

God commands that women be covered in shamefacedness, and not their bareness exposed in any form. Christianity includes admonishments in prudishness and chastity. The LORD wants His daughters dressed modestly so men are not tempted to sin through their thoughts or desires via women’s short, low or tight dressing. I know that decades ago, people would have been completely shocked to see a presentation with a depiction of a bare woman in the church.

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Also within this video series the terms “postmodernism” and  “world view” are promoted. I must ask what does postmodernism and our world view have to do with Jesus Christ who never changes and has nothing in common with this sinful world and its hip terms? One insightful person wrote regarding the Truth Project: “The Gospel of Jesus Christ is replaced by the World View.”  This world is a graveyard of death and sin, its only hope is Jesus Christ who will come again and rule from Jerusalem after he has murdered all His enemies; Revelation chapter 19.

Of course, we need to take every opportunity to witness to others so that they might be saved and be delivered from the Lake of Fire.

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I must add, Focus on the Family clarifies its part in the New Spirituality religion. It has little or no disputes with the demonic Harry Potter book series and movies, and other satanic movies.

Furthermore, this organization uplifts movies with nudity, along with every other vile way: http://www.pluggedin.com/movies/intheaters/lawless.aspx

This Lawless movie review link does provide some warnings; though the main thrust is approval if you choose to view it. Focus on the Family spokespeople certainly would not condemn you since one or more of the staff viewed it. Its upper main red “CAUTION” box regards it not being appropriate for children. You can read, the viewer warning is not for teens and adults, just for children.

In the main section of the summary, that most will only read, there is no warning regarding sexual vileness.  It is not explained until one scrolls down past the listed “Positive Elements.” Not till you scroll toward the bottom, do you find any negative comments regarding this flick.

Focus on the Family forthrightly speaks of the nudity and sex in this movie with pornographic words to explain every detail. No Christians should put such words before their eyes. And I do not recommend the reading of this section. This is one website that I never desire to revisit!

Focus on the Family does not expose the sexual content as outright sin nor the mobster murders and bootlegging—the main thrust of this movie.

Review quote …  “all this movie has to sell, really, is star power, depression-era texture and bare-knuckle grit. And it’s got overflowing vats of each. The sets and scenery look realistic enough to almost beg for a sepia tone camera filter. And the actors deliver theatrical flair aplenty, from Tom Hardy’s grunting bootleg brother to Jessica Chastain’s looking-for-a-better-life ex-feather dancer to Guy Pearce’s fastidious but viscous special agent.”

Of course, no one should have viewed this R rated movie, knowing they would be deliberately placing wickedness before their eyes. Obviously, the viewer analyst, did not walk out of the theater when evil appeared on the screen. Plus, why would Focus on the Family critique a movie with an R rating, if they believed no Christian would dare desire to watch a movie with this rating?

You can see Focus on the Family is totally void of the Holy Spirit, totally carnal and Hollywood minded. Why would any righteous person want to promote this movie in the slightest way? How could any believer want others to place this evil before their eyes? God does not desire we deliberately place any evil before our eyes. He wants our minds clean! He wants this sin preached against powerfully! We are to be rejoicing in those things that teach total moral uprightness.

God commands in Philippians 4:8 that we dwell on that which is pure and virtuous. This creates mental healthiness. We must also dwell on the true, and Hollywood does not teach the true. And the true-to-life portrayals are only based on some truth; all Hollywood story lines are placed on a screen with all glorification, in choreography perfection. It is not reality nor can it represent the total reality that once was.

Hollywood is of the sensual, the fruit of the flesh, not the teachings of the inerrant Word of God.

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I once addressed my concerns to Focus on the Family regarding their advertisement of the criminal and pornographic movie, “Cool Hand Luke,” several years ago. This promotional was placed in our church bulletin! They had recommended it as a movie that fathers and young sons should view together. Someone from this organization did respond to my concern; however, I do not believe they perceived it as being publicized in error. It is difficult to comprehend that they discerned this movie as Biblically pure and honoring to the LORD Jesus Christ.

Hollywood is owned by satan; yet, Focus on the Family, advertises for Hollywood. Only God knows their motivation, though a money aspect would not surprise me.

It is unbelievable that a Christian organization would advertise satan’s realm. Obviously, very nasty people work for Focus on the Family.

We are to come out from amongst the unsaved and their notorious ways, and be separate—2 Corinthians 6:14f.

An apostate age surrounds true believers. Matthew 7:21-23 teaches that many will come in Christ’s name saying we have done this and that in the way of ministry. Christ will respond with that fact He never knew them, because they were of the way of iniquity or sin—meaning they did not follow the paths of purity, innocence, holiness, righteousness, etc. They are the participants in wicked promoting!

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January 8, 2010 - Posted by | Budziszewski, Catholicism, Dr. J. Budziszewski, Focus on the Family, Truth Project, Uncategorized | , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. Val,

    “one who worships foreign deities including the false Mary of the Catholic Church.”

    Do you say this about Dr. Budziszewki b/c he stated such or just b/c he is Catholic? Please list your source(s)

    Comment by Mike | December 19, 2011

  2. Dear Mike,

    I trust you are having a blessed day resting in the truths of the inerrant, infallible, and holy Word of God.

    Below is the e-conversations Mr. Budziszewski and I engaged in. The first link explains his Catholic faith: http://www.ignatiusinsight.com/features2005/jbudziszewski_int1_feb05.asp

    We can only worship God alone or we are committing idolatry. We can only pray to God and this is taught throughout the Old and New Testaments. No human being, dead or alive, is to be uplifted in a worshipful way. (Jesus Christ was God manifested in human flesh; He is God the Son and can be praised) Revelation 21:8 teaches, idolaters will have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone.

    I hope this answers your question adequately.

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    https://vallee7.wordpress.com/about/#comments

    Mr. J. Budziszewski,
You are a Catholic according to this website: http://www.ignatiusinsight.com/features2005/jbudziszewski_int1_feb05.asp Catholics are mystics who worship demons—false saints, verified by Wikipedia, Catholic Encyclopedia, Catholic websites, etc. God declares all idols are of demons. True Christians must not partake in the worship of idols and idolaters are kept out of heaven. Mysticism is forbidden throughout God’s inerrant Word, the Bible.
Are the statements below true? 
http://forums.carm.org/v/showthread.php?p=5630584
“Susan made a quick call to Lighthouse Trails and asked what we knew about this author. We had not heard of him, but quickly learned that J. Budziszewski (pronounced Boo-jee-shef-ski) was an author and professor who had converted in 2004 from Protestantism to Catholicism We also learned he was a proponent of contemplative practices. He is a featured professor on contemplative-promoting Focus on the Family’s TrueU.org online university, telling students to practice lectio divina as a form of meditation…”
“It seemed quite ironic that someone who had left the Christian faith to follow contemplative Catholicism wrote a book to instruct high school students how to remain Christian while in college, when he had converted away from evangelical Christianity. And knowing that a Calvary Chapel high school was using this book was troubling. Interestingly, the first person Budziszewski quotes in How to Stay Christian in College is Lutheran-turned-Catholic priest, the late Richard John Neuhaus, who many would consider a friend in the emergent/Catholic conversation…”
Comment by Val Lee | January 7, 2010 

    Dear Mrs. Lee, I made two corrections: First, I do not promote New Age practices — in fact I oppose them. Second, I did not “reference” the works of the other author whom the article mentioned — I don’t even know who he is. The correction of these errors is my only purpose in writing to you. I am sorry that you are so misinformed about what Catholics believe, but I do not wish to be drawn into an argument with you about that. I recommend that Scripture be read in the spirit of prayer. Don’t you? Assuming that you allow the post, this will be my final comment. Peace be with you.
Comment by J Budziszewski | January 7, 2010 

    Mr. Budziszewski,
You refer to Mr. Richard J. Neuhaus in your article:
http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/homosexuality/ho0057.html
Homosexuality and American Public Life
J. BUDZISZEWSKI
Well-framed by statements from William Kristol and Richard John Neuhaus, this indispensable volume represents the state of the art of public moral apologetics, and a platform for pushing the art even harder.
Notice to Reader: “The Boards of both CERC Canada and CERC USA are aware that the topic of homosexuality is a controversial one that deeply affects the personal lives of many North Americans. Both Boards strongly reiterate the Catechism’s teaching that people who self-identify as gays and lesbians must be treated with ‘respect, compassion, and sensitivity’ (CCC #2358). The Boards also support the Church’s right to speak to aspects of this issue in accordance with her own self-understanding. Articles in this section have been chosen to cast light on how the teachings of the Church intersect with the various social, moral, and legal developments in secular society. CERC will not publish articles which, in the opinion of the editor, expose gays and lesbians to hatred or intolerance.” 
Among activists who want to keep the “hetero” in “sexuality,” a consensus is developing that we need a “public philosophy,” a way to speak wisdom to the people. It is pretty much taken for granted that means something different from quoting Scripture to our fellow citizens; they don’t all believe in the Bible, those who say they believe it interpret it in diverse ways, and they are suspicious of anything that looks like “forcing one’s religious opinions upon others.”
The irony is that much of the Bible itself was originally intended as a kind of public philosophy. Thus the book of Proverbs: “Wisdom cries aloud in the street; in the markets she raises her voice; on the top of the walls she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks” (1:20–21). It faced the same problem of rejection in its time that the public philosophy does today: “I have called and you refused to listen, have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded, and you have ignored all my counsel and would have none of my reproof” (1:24–25). Finally, it resembles the new public philosophy in its preoccupation with the dangers of disordered sex: “Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares? . . . Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?” (5:15–16, 6:27)
None of this is to suggest that by not mentioning the Bible the advocates of the new public philosophy are doing wrong; not even the Bible demands starting every conversation with the Bible. To pagans, Paul quoted pagan poetry (Acts 17:28), talked about the weather (14:17), and commented on their own secret suspicion that their idols could not save (17:23). In theological terms, what the contributors to this volume are doing is developing a basis in “general” revelation for talking with the American public about homosexuality: a basis in what is known, or can be known, before or apart from the Bible. Part I, “Science,” therefore deals with the causes and cures of homosexuality, with the scientific myths about homosexuality, and with the politics of science itself. Part II, “Moral Norms,” investigates the standing of homosexuality in the natural law. While in legal terms, Part III, “Law,” is rather narrow — it focuses almost entirely on legal recognition of so-called same-sex marriage — in some ways it actually gives a broader overview of the moral problem with homosexuality than does Part II.
This odd division of the moral territory between Parts II and III may reflect an uneasiness about academic natural law theory, something like the uneasiness I mentioned earlier about the Bible. If so, there would be some reason for it. Obviously the theory of natural law should instruct us about things like: 1) what’s wrong with homosexuality; 2) why marriage requires two people of opposite sex; and 3) why points 1 and 2 are legitimate concerns of public authority. These things the theory does rather well, and the two essays about it, by Janet Smith and Robert George, are quite good. But there is a deeper problem with the academic theory of natural law, a problem that books which venture into public philosophy tend not to recognize at all. In some sense, the theory of natural law supposes that people already know what marriage and sexuality are about — after all, the foundational precepts of the natural law are classically said to be “the same for all, both as to knowledge and as to rectitude.” And yet in another sense people are obviously confused about the subject, or we would not be in our present cultural crisis…
Comment by Val Lee | January 7, 2010

    Comment by Val Lee | December 19, 2011

  3. Val,

    I see you know how to cut and paste. I am not certain you answered my question. A Yes or No is suffice. Do you say Dr. Budziszewski worships foreign deities including worshiping Mary b/c he is Catholic?

    Comment by Mike | December 20, 2011

  4. My answer is “Yes.” Mike, I believe you are well aware that Catholics worship Mary and there would be no reason for Mr. Budziszewski to be Catholic if he did not worship Mary of the Catholic church, not the Bible Mary who called God her Savior, Luke 1:47, and who had children by Joseph; Matt 1:24-25, 12:46-47, 13:55, Mark 6:2-3, John 2:12, Acts 1:14, 1 Corinthians 9:4-5, Galatians 1:9, Jude 1:1. Catholic services focus on Mary worship and the other people they falsely elevate in worship.

    He also would not be attending a Catholic church if he did not believe in salvation by works. Mr. Budziszewski is not an uneducated man, and he knows exactly what he is doing through being a member of the idolatrous Catholic church.

    Thank you for your time.

    https://vallee7.wordpress.com/wp-admin/paradise

    Comment by Val Lee | December 20, 2011


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