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Starbucks Roasting Pews Community Congregation

What’s their new name? People do sit up and notice when a church exchanges names as display tags say a lot to passing folks these days. I recently read a short piece that stated people want their church names to make people feel good when they enter the doors. I notice they also want them thought-provoking.

In recent years, some churches that are Baptist have removed Baptist from their name though they are still Baptist affiliated. Of course, any worldly-minded person recognizes “Baptist” does not sound trendy at all and it does not fit into a new age generation mentality. Most people probably have no inkling what Baptist means.

I read one article that suggested churches implement corporate names, as this would certainly add to the contemporary look many fellowships want to achieve. Everyone else is doing it! Why not? Attendees today certainly don’t want their churches looking peculiar or separate. Oh no, that would be too Biblical!

With energizing mega churches springing up everywhere with hefty mortgages, some fellowships may find corporate aid perfectly appropriate for paying for roadside signs and advertisements. Enterprises simply ask for their name to be placed in neon spectacle.

Let’s look at things from the fleshy appeal to take this one step further. OK, now what name would appeal to the eyes and taste buds? Um um…how about the name of this article? Some churches sell Starbucks coffee (sadly, it gives a certain percentage of the  money you spend to homosexual groups.) This might be a fit. Some churches also sell food. How about “McDonald’s Happy Meal Chapel?” Too far-fetched? Absolutely not! A Houston Baptist church has a McDonald’s on their grounds:

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1365/is_2_32/ai_77482609/

For the Spanish world, how about “Tostitos Latino Temple?” Would “Coke for the Real Thing Fellowship” work for some?

Please consider our sad church apostate days where people cannot endure the sound doctrine of the inerrant Word, but do covet fast food, specialty drinks and entertainment even in the church.

I am not truly being serious about corporate names, however, I am serious about making a point.

True Christians are to put aside their worldly desires when coming to worship God. Nehemiah did all he could to stop buying and selling on the Sabbath in the Old Testament—chapter 13. The Jews wanted to be either buying or making money every day of the week and did not even want to set themselves apart from worldly endeavors in their worship of God. Because the people were so materialistically minded, Nehemiah had to take drastic measures to correct for godly change.

Jesus Christ did not want merchandise carried through a “house of prayer.” He did not desire any buying and selling near a place of worship; Mark 11:15-17. Christians today try to justify this in various forms as they say they are not robbers. However, this activity is simply stupid in appearance and there is no example of buying and selling found in the Scriptures regarding the church. Anyone in their right mind knows this looks unseemly and has nothing to do with worship, ministry and prayer.

It also appears, few heed 3 John 6 that states we know the true ministers of God by the fact they refuse to take money from the Gentiles (unsaved). We can know true ministers of Jesus Christ through various godly attributes including the fact they refuse to be supported by any unsaved person or organization.

Years ago, I was in a church where the leaders had no problem taking money from a secular grocery chain and church attendees were using an awards card, which gave a portion of the money spent to the church. Of course, this chain got its kick back as well, as it gained a greater clientele. This church also displayed furnishings for a local business for a period. It makes a true believer sick to their stomach to think about such things.

In this day and age one does have to be wary of church names and affiliations. A name never tells all. I knew a couple that attended a church that preached a strong Gospel message and it appeared to be most godly. However, when they decided to look more into the denomination, they found they supported Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, etc. They sadly departed in despairing shock.

Some people believe if they are in a church that is tagged Baptist or another denominational name, they are safe. It is very wrong to assume this. For instance, you may be in a Baptist church, but it may be affiliated with The American Baptists. They are liberal in many respects, such as they “believe in articulating their own doctrine.” They allow women pastors and are entirely ecumenical—accepting all faiths including New Age. They also encourage the agenda of tolerance. They are members of the World Council of Churches:

http://www.abc-usa.org/portals/0/ABC10FactsBrochure.pdf

Many churches are members of this most wicked and vile organization. At the WCC website, you can see what churches support them. You may possibly be surprised: http://www.oikoumene.org/en/who-are-we.html

http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches.html

WCC uplifts a new age demonic false jesus. Their jesus does not hate sin and he doesn’t care if you worship idols, which God calls partaking of the cup of demons. Every religion has a fit in their ecumenical scheme as long as it doesn’t take the Bible too literally.

WCC advocates tolerance and diversity, uplifting promiscuous sex:    http://www.christianexaminer.com/Articles/Articles%20Mar06/Art_Mar06_14.html

WCC donates thousands of dollars to Marxists guerrilla forces, terrorists groups and other communist organizations:

http://www.lightministries.com/id279.htm

United Methodists and USA Presbyterian are active in this association. Both support radical abortion organizations, the ACLU, the NEA, etc.  http://www.goodnewsmag.org/magazine/JulyAugust/ja04abortion.htm
http://ucmpage.org/news/abortion_umc3.html

When it comes to church names today, one must Biblically investigate and examine, implementing the entire scope of the Scriptures. A changing nor never-changing nametag never divulges all.

It is never too late for us to learn.

Val Lee (Revelation 3:1-6)
paradise

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March 15, 2010 Posted by | Abortion, Apostasy, Bible, Ecumenical, Planned Parenthood, Religion, Terrorists, Uncategorized, World Council of Churches | , , | Leave a comment

Haiti—What Nations Give?

Dear Readers,
  
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/34911297#34909917  Please watch this encouraging child rescue video.  Be patient, don’t touch anything and it will appear after a period of time.  
 
We were informed in our church bulletin regarding God’s protection of missionaries in Haiti. Many miracles incite rejoicing. We also note the fact, God’s name is being uplifted even in secular media reporting. Yes, there are countless sad stories as well.  Massive grief is everywhere in this nation rated as one of the most corrupt in the world.  
Http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/HTML/nationworld/2010286412_apeucorruptionindexglance.HTML
It is also drenched in witchcraft and has suffered greatly over the years enduring many disasters especially hurricanes. Haitians need Jesus Christ and may this be a cause for many to turn to Him. 
 
Our Sunday School teacher pointed out today that Saudi Arabia is offering no aid to Haiti. He stated something to the effect that Islamic beliefs allow little regard for human life. Within the list of those providing aid, I did not note one single Muslim controlled nation.
 
It is clear, America still owns a heart of compassion for human life, believing it to be sacred, it is sacrificing the most in aid.  Yes, America is falling fast from its Christian heritage, but we still have much to give thanks for in this great country. Through our government causes us sadness through godless agendas, it still allows every American to give to disasters through taxation.   
 
Val Lee   (1 John 5:10-13—the Bible)   https://vallee7.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/paradise/  
 
 
 
 
 

  

 

International Aid to Haiti: Who’s Giving

Jan. 14. 2010

A Glance at Amounts of Money, Manpower and Other Assistance Pledged by Nations Worldwide

(AP)  Here’s a look at some of the international aid pledges for victims of the earthquake in Haiti:
•The U.S. Government is making an initial $100 million relief effort and is sending ships, helicopters, transport planes and 2,000 Marines.

 • Canada is sending $5 million Canadian (US$4.8 million) and matching contributions by individual Canadians to eligible charitable organizations up to a total of $50 million Canadian (US$47 million). Ottawa also is sending two navy ships, helicopters, transport planes and a disaster response team.  

 • The World Bank is providing a $100 million grant, and the U.N. Is sending $10 million.
 
• Britain is sending $10 million. A four-person government assessment team and 71 rescue specialists along with search dogs and heavy equipment arrived Thursday.
   
• Australia has pledged $9.3 million; Norway, about 30 million kroner ($5.3 million); Japan, up to $5 million; Italy, euro1 million ($1.46 million); and the European Commission, euro3 million ($4.37 million). 
 
• The Netherlands and the Italian bishops’ conference have each donated euro2 million. Denmark has donated 10 million kroner ($1.9 million) and Finland is giving euro1.25 million ($1.8 million). South Korea has pledged aid worth $1 million. 
 
• Irish telecommunications company Digicel said it would donate $5 million and help repair the phone network. 
 
• Spain has pledged euro3 million ($4.37 million), and sent rescue teams and 100 tons of equipment. Germany gave euro1.5 million ($2.17 million) and sent an immediate response team. 
 
• India and China will each donate $1 million and China is sending a 60-member relief team with sniffer dogs. 
• Sweden has offered 6 million kronor ($850,000), along with tents, water purification equipment and medical aid. It is also sending a team to build a new base to replace the U.N.’s destroyed headquarters. 
• Venezuela has sent doctors, firefighters and rescue workers. Mexico will send doctors, search-and-rescue dogs and infrastructure experts. French President Nicolas Sarkozy said 400 staff from the public security authority are being sent, as well a ship with two surgical operating units, 50 beds for injured and earth-moving equipment. 
• Iceland and Portugal are each sending more than 30 rescue workers. Taiwan has sent 23 rescue workers and two tons of aid and equipment. 
• Israel plans to open a field hospital and is sending 220 rescue workers. 
 

for Friday. is planned• A Swiss rescue team is arriving overland from the Dominican Republic. A flight carrying 40-50 tons of aid goods

  

 
  

 

 

January 18, 2010 Posted by | Haiti, Muslim, Politics, Religion, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Pornography Study Facts

A new secular study has been released that reveals the abrasive truths of pornography:   http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF09K57.pdf

A few facts from this report:

Men who view pornography regularly have a higher tolerance for abnormal sexuality, including rape, sexual aggression, and sexual promiscuity.

Prolonged consumption of pornography by men produces stronger notions of women as commodities or as “sex objects.”

Pornography engenders greater sexual permissiveness, which in turn leads to a greater risk of out-of-wedlock births and STDs. These, in turn, lead to still more weaknesses and debilities.

Child-sex offenders are more likely to view pornography regularly or to be involved in its distribution.

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A lady, a few months ago, told me her husband counsels many pastors in the Boise, Idaho area and they are into pornography. Why these men are still in the pulpit is beyond me. They should not be allowed in the church until they fully repent in true deep sadness and reveal total hatred toward the sin. A pastor must be above reproach in every way.

Today’s churches allow every evil thing in the door in the name of tolerance. The sexually deviant should not even be allowed in the doors of fellowships. Christians are not allowed to associate with those who call themselves believers and are sexually immoral; 1 Corinthians 5:11 and 6:9.

Many in our churches are addicted to the sinful, bodily revealing vise of pornography. Most anything is endorsed in our fellowships because many leaders are into pornography and rock music. I believe immodesty and sexual moves, often seen in churches, are motivated by the present rock music and the indecent things set before the eyes of church attendees.

These facts certainly pose my question, “How many pastors and congregational members have been actually washed in the saving blood of the Lamb?” The pastors who have opposed me for not being pornography-tolerant, have been deceitful Calvinists and I would never confirm their salvation. When you follow a man instead of a holy God, you can justify anything and engage in everything until you are caught.

God never lies nor His Word. We are to walk in holy uprightness and not allow the world and its immodest and impure ways to stain us. We are called to be a peculiar people, not fashioned by those who endorse this world. We are commanded to come out to be separated, being consecrated unto God alone and His callings for us. If we are true believers, we will seek after the holy, pure, and modest. We will separate from any cultural questionable way. We will hunger and thirst for the Word of God and strive to obey it. It is holy, inerrant, immutable, and never changes. The true God of Scripture is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He will not revise Himself to please a postmodern sensual church society.

Val Lee   (1 John 5:10-13—the Bible)   paradise

December 5, 2009 Posted by | Bible, Christianity, Religion, Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Toronto Blessing and Other Info

Church Good News:

It was thrilling to read of God’s miracle work in Kenya. Men were able to bring Bibles into schools and children received Christ as their Savior. School children were animated to receive the Word of God—cheering, clapping and yelling with excitement. Kenya is in political unrest (see below info) as the article stated, yet God opened all the doors for Bible distribution. 226,575 Scriptures were placed in 526 schools and other locals.

There were some obstacles as one truck, loaded with Bibles, was hijacked. However, God moved in miracle force! The truck engine would not engage for the hijackers who were quite upset to learn it was filled with Bibles. They finally abandoned the truck, unable to budge it. However, when the truck was placed in the hands of the rightful owner, it did start and the Bibles were all distributed. God is omnipotent and His ordained will cannot be thwarted by men.

(Kenya is political turmoil and pain because of Raila Odinga, President Obama’s cousin who received Obama’s full personal and financial support during Kenya’s presidential campaign. When Odinga lost Kenya’s presidential election, his tribe assisted him by incinerating church attendees, burning down churches and committing other atrocities. Odinga is a Marxist Muslim murderer who now holds the position of Prime Minister of Kenya by appointment. After Odinga lost the election, Obama continued working with him, telephoning him constantly from New Hampshire. Prime Minister Odinga recently spoke at the University of Buffalo in New York.)

Odinga info:
http://www.thestar.com/comment/columnists/article/639430
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=103329
New York Times article: http://www.genocidewatch.org/images/Kenya-2Jan08MobBurnsChurchinKenya.pdf
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/oct/12/obamas-kenya-ghosts/

Church Distressing News:

People speak of the “Toronto Blessing” and Christians receiving it at the Toronto Vineyard church. This all reveals the wickedness of our day—demonic activities in the name of Charismatic experience, but nothing done by Scriptural example.

The article below refers to TB leaders doing nothing about sexual wickedness, including wife swapping, they even participating. With what pastors state and allow today, it would not surprise me if wife swapping is occurring in some fellowships. I knew a Mormon family that left their ward because they were asked to partake in the ward’s wife swapping. Their son became a believer in Christ.

Mormon wife swapping historical written records including the involvement of Brigham Young:

http://books.google.com/books?id=Iy-F3Dg3LccC&pg=PA295&lpg=PA295&dq=mormon+wife+swapping&source=bl&ots=yyIJtoVm5_&sig=9iSylM74aH0Yb-lJmmgAMwtPkwc&hl=en&ei=cOltSqn_A4O0sgPY87DKDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7

Wife swapping is even accepted on television as one show is called Wife Swap. And it appears every state has a wife-swapping club.

Because I have had to stand against pornography within Christendom, very little would surprise me. The other day, my husband and I ran into a Bible church attending-couple we knew a few years ago. The wife stated to me they were letting her daughter live with her boyfriend in their home and their daughter was pregnant. This is slapping our holy LORD in the face. Every time people engage in this sin, they slap Jesus Christ in the face. People who allow such activity are walking hand in hand with satan.

A very sad state exists in Christianity and in the charismatic movement in Canada. Unfortunately, many believe the demonic practices of the “Toronto Blessing” is of God.

http://www.christiandoctrine.net/doctrine/articles/article_00040_the_true_spirit_of_the_toronto_blessing_reveals_itself_web.htm

Excerpts from Toronto Blessing Article:

… In one “Toronto Blessing” church there is an ongoing wife-swapping ring. From what I gather (from members of the same church), it is well established. Some claim to have refused the ‘offers’ of gratuitous sex, but nevertheless they will not discuss the matter with leaders within their own church. They also claim that many in their church have taken up the offer …

In another (“Toronto Blessing”) church, a leader’s sexual activities were brought to our attention. It was reported that he used large quantities of ‘pornographic’ articles, which he distributed in his church. Such accounts can be multiplied many times, my friends. These people belong to the ‘respectable’ churches. These are not men who fail, or who make mistakes. They are living sexually wanton lives – deliberately! There is no excuse. And it is these very men who accuse me of ‘bringing the cause of Jesus Christ into disrepute’ because I make their activities publicly known! What hypocrites! What liars! If you shout loudly about your ‘respectability’ you had better make sure it is true!

We can expect these things to occur, because charismaticism is heresy. The true nature of charismatic teaching is evil, and evil permeates its structures and life. Therefore, that evil must show itself sometime, somewhere! In past times Satanic activity was hidden. But today, with laxity amongst true Believers, Satan is free to be more bold in what he does. Hence the sex and violence, the intimidation and hatred. The open nature of what is happening leads us to think that the mass apostasy spoken of in scripture is now starting …

Another indication of what is truly behind the Toronto Blessing, is the emergence of sex aberrations during TB meetings. Perhaps the most obvious case was in recent meetings held by churches in Bournemouth. A main leader was a well-known local pastor. During one meeting, he moved behind a woman who was in a trance and he simulated sexual intercourse! I do not hesitate to say that this sounds to me like demonic activity – no man of his stature and status would dream of deliberately doing such things in public, if he was in his own mind. This, however, does not excuse him. There were five meetings in all, and at each of them there were open displays of sexuality – in particular, women were writhing on the floor in a very sensual manner, simulating masturbation, or moving in such a way as if they were performing intercourse with an unseen lover – all of them in public view! Charismatics have invented an excuse for the latter travesty – they say that such women are “rebirthing Christ” or “birthing Christ”!! They also say that these are signs given by God to show how much He loves us!

Christians attempted to complain about these incidents to the leaders, who did nothing about it. These sexual aberrations have appeared elsewhere also but, again, we ought not to be surprised, for when demons are allowed such easy access, they inevitably begin to show their presence in sexual and violent ways. This, my friends, is the true spirit of the Toronto Blessing. And if this is so for the Toronto Blessing, it is also true for charismaticism in general, from which it sprang. Leaders might deny this, but even in my hometown, I know of one major charismatic church, which has an ongoing wife-swapping ring. I doubt very much if the leader is aware of its existence but it does not matter, because the true spirit of charismaticism is demonic by nature and it must show itself somehow.

(Note: We have signed testimonies from people who attended the Bournemouth meetings. These have been compiled into a separate Article).

Another feature of the Bournemouth meetings was a despair and terror, as people were taken over by the ‘spirit’. In one particular case one of the platform leaders ran about shouting “You are Satan” whilst pointing at the platform speakers, and pleading with Satan not to “make me do it”. Two of the witnesses spoke of a feeling arising within their bodies and the feeling of being choked. People who have been saved out of spiritualism said that they had left demon spirits behind and did not want anything to do with what was happening. One of the witnesses said that some years ago those who were exhibiting certain manifestations were said to be taken over by an evil spirit – but the very same manifestations today are being called ‘of God’! …

Toronto Blessing Death Article:

A young man was found dead, laying naked, face down in Poole Harbour. This was just about 2-3 months after joining a Toronto Blessing church. Before joining the church (pastored by the very leader who simulated sex behind a woman), the man was normal. By the time he died, he was having visions of Satan and Jesus Christ, and was rambling about the end of the world. It is likely that he killed himself. He had never had any kind of religious background, so the only place he could have received false teaching was from the church he had joined. This was also the conclusion of the coroner. I personally knew of a spate of similar charismatic deaths in the 1970’s, when I was a psychiatric nurse, and have no doubt whatever that the young man in Poole was the victim of TB/charismatic error.

Important note: On the 29th June 1995, I received conclusive proof from an unexpected source that the TB caused the young man’s death. One of the young women who provided us with a signed testimony about the sexual scandals, happened to have been the girlfriend of the young man. She testifies that they both attended the meetings and that her boyfriend was ‘zapped’. His face contorted horribly. Immediately after that meeting, the boy experienced visions of Christ and Satan and had constant thoughts of killing himself. There is now no doubt that the TB led directly to the boy’s death. Derek Owers of Bournemouth has established what the boy was like before his death. Everyone has testified that he was normal and healthy, without a trace of any problems whatever.

God help those who administer this vile deception. We pray that the movement will meet a swift death of its own, before it ruins many more lives, not just spiritually, but also mentally and physically. Take note all TB adherents, for you are not immune! And God help leaders of the deception – how can they ever face the boy’s parents?

Note: At the time of writing we have also had unconfirmed reports of 20 similar deaths in Sweden.

Also see: http://www.w3church.org/ChristianMagic.html
http://www.apologeticsindex.org/r06a14.html
http://www.tzemach.org/articles/torbless.htm

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Tongue Truth

Language speaking must be performed completely in line with the inerrant Bible or not at all. Tongues must be spoken in known languages that can be interpreted, which is also in accordance with Acts chapter 2.

The gift of interpretation is far more important than speaking in foreign languages as Scripture states. This gift is evidenced through the power of the Holy Spirit whereby one knows every language of the world. All interpreters must be tested to affirm they do know every dialect on the globe by bringing before them people who know foreign languages—Greek, Hebrew, Chinese, French, Italian, Russian, German, etc.—they need to speak before the one claiming the gift of interpretation. I state this as believers have been in services and have witnessed people speaking in languages they know and have heard completely false interpretations or the blasphemy of God. I heard of an instance where a visitor came into a service where a tongue was being spoken. He knew the language, which was cursing Christ. No one knew but the visiting believer. If church services are not being performed completely Biblically, including women being silent in tongue speaking (1 Corinthians 14:34-35 and 2 Timothy 2:12), then they are being performed through satan’s design and desire.

God is not a God of confusion; 1 Corinthians 14:33. Everything must fall into sound and true holy wisdom, within all governed orderliness in Christ’s discerning realm. Nothing can appear amiss or crazy. Nothing is to be performed by the desire or design of men and women. God commands that language services be performed completely in wise order so Christians never appear foolish, undone or insane; verse 23.

Also if sign gifts were truly present today, people would be healing others with simply the touch of the hand. An ill person would be healed by touching a healer’s garment. The dying in hospitals would walk out completely cured by the touch of a true healer. We would be witnessing people being raised from the dead on a continual basis if these apostolic gifts were in existence today. It would be nothing short. None of the apostolic gifts would arrive short of Biblical examples.

I will also add that gifts are listed in various places in Scripture, but sign gifts are only listed in 1 Corinthians and Acts; they are not mentioned within the gifts of the Spirit in Ephesians chapter 4 or Romans 12:6f. If tongues are so important then why are they not listed as gifts of the Spirit in these passages?

Also Charismatic or Pentecostals will say you have to speak in tongues to receive the Holy Spirit. This is a lie from satan! The Bible declares not all speak in tongues and that it is the least of all the gifts as seen by the list in 1 Corinthians chapter 12. Think about this. Why do Charismatics not proclaim you have to know every language of the world so you can interpret tongues, otherwise you are not a Christian? Why do they not say you must reveal the gift of helps to verify you have the Holy Spirit? Why do they not demand that all men preach, teach and evangelize to prove they are Christians, thus revealing the power of the Holy Spirit within? Of course, I could go on and on with silly illustrations of the gifts to reveal the folly of their arguments.

We have the entire Scripture today, whereby nothing is to be added to or subtracted from. If people do not stand on the Word of God without question, we must avoid them.

Val Lee (It is my heart to follow the apostles’ example. For many walk according to what they think or have experienced or what others think or have experienced. This hurts my heart and such actions made Paul and the other apostles weep. We are to walk according to their example and teachings without questioning; 1 Corinthians 11:1, 2 Thessalonians 2:15, 2 Peter 3:2 and Jude 17. Those who do not are enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is their destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is their shame, who set their minds on earth things; Philippians 3:17-19)

July 27, 2009 Posted by | Charismatic Movement, Christianity, Religion, Toronto Blessing, Uncategorized | , , | 2 Comments

Letter From Missionary Pastor and Fawn Photo

I shot this fawn at a local park

I shot this fawn at a local park

I request prayer for Christian women everywhere to dress in feminine, discreet, and modest (shamefaced) apparel that is not low, short or tight. We, as women, must dress in chaste apparel in order for men to look upon us in all purity as sisters in obedience to the Word of God (1 Tim. 2:9 and 5:1-2, 1 Cor. 11:5, 1 Peter 3:1-2).  I pray this for myself as well. I often ask my husband if my attire is modest.

Edited letter to me and other women from missionary pastor:

One of the main comments he makes: “Do you know that I as a preacher I have had to turn my eyes from seeing up a dress when I have stood up to preach or have had to look else where to not look at a sister’s back, stomach or chest?”

Dear sisters in Christ,

Thank you for taking the time to read the following. I have a burden on my heart, as one that will have to give account for you before God on the last day as Heb13:17.

On Sunday we studied the question if we are growing in holiness to be more like Christ and less like the world. In the discussion it was brought out that we have fallen from where we were and instead of being more holy we are become more like the world. This is very serious in light of 2Pet.3:17,18

In light of these scriptures, our present situation in the Church and the responsibility I have before God I would like to ask you to prayerfully answer the following questions.

My goal is not to have you please men (Gal.1:10) but God. I know that the flesh, the world and the devil are working day and night to make you sin in this area and I hope this article will help you fulfill the desire of your heart to please God daily as He looks from heaven at His godly daughters.

A true Christian is called to deny him self take up his cross and follow Christ in every area of his life. Have you done this in your way of dress?

Do you believe that the way you are dressing today in comparison with when you first confessed Christ as Lord is more godly, more modest? Does your dress reflect a growth in that meek and quite inner spirit of Christ that is of great value before God? 1Pet.3:5

Does your dress correspond with that of a holy woman that professes godliness?

Do you believe that it is godlier to dress in a way to draw more attention to you face than to your body?

Do all the clothes you use fulfill this goal?

Is it godlier to wear loose fitting clothes or tight ones to show the form of your body?

Generally speaking is it more godly to wear simple looking clothing than fancy or costly clothing?

Has your way of dress been a testimony to others giving you an opportunity to share your faith?

To unbelievers does you dress reflect more godliness, Christ likeness,__ or worldliness__?

Should a godly Christian woman dress in any way that could possible cause a brother to be tempted in any way to think of her body?

Are you aware of the fact that many brothers all over the world (according to the knowledge that I have gained working with men) have problems when they see a sister with tight clothing or clothing that doesn’t properly cover their legs and chest and some times even arms?

Do you know that many brothers who fight with all the visual temptations around them on the street do not want to have to fight with the same thing in the church, as one brother said “he had to look up at the ceiling or at the floor”?

Do you believe that God would testify that you are dressing the way he has said you should dress in 1Tim.2:9,10 and 1Pt.3:4,5.

Do you believe that for a woman to wear a bathing suit (one peace or two peaces) is dressing modestly when she is before men or brothers in the Church?

God says that whatever is not of faith is sin, Rom.14:23 Do you dress in faith, with conviction, never changing your moral standard no matter who you are with or what your circumstances are ? Never change__ Seldom __ Often__

Do we still believe that it is an abomination to God for men to dress in women’s clothes or women to dress in men’s clothes as He wants a distinction between the sexes. Deut 22:5

If you think that this principle has changed could you please give some scripture that makes you think that way. ________

Rom. 12:1,2  Have you personally sought not to be conformed to the world in the way you dress?

In sincerity who do you think has had more influence over you in the clothing you use God’s word ___ other Christians___ the world___?

Have you studied the scriptures on this subject to have you mind freed from the world’s mentality to be able to think as our Holy Father thinks concerning the godly way He wants His daughters to dress?

How often have you given way to you flesh, to the pride of life to dress immodestly and sin against God? Never__ seldom__ often__

Have you given into the temptation to be a friend of the world to dress in a way that seeks more the approval of the world? Never___ Seldom___ Often___

Have you made your self as James says an enemy of God?

As God is a jealous God do you think that you have provoked Him to jealousy more than once by dressing more to gain the worlds admiration that His. Sometimes___ Never___

If you have sinned against God in this area are you willing to take time to prayerfully remove all clothing from your house that could cause you to stumble at a weak moment in your life?

Have you seen other sisters dress immodestly or in a worldly manner? Have you prayed for them, talked to them and tried to help them? If you didn’t admonish them was it because you feared their reaction? Or was it because you haven’t always been a good example?

If a sister doesn’t want to obey what the elders teach on modesty or doesn’t agree with it what should she do? 1. For the good of the church submit with all her heart as Heb.13:17 says.___ 2. Talk with the elders about her convictions.___ 3. If she still has no peace then with the counsel and blessing of the elders go to another assembly where she is more fully in agreement.___

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(1 John 5:10-13—the Bible)

July 5, 2009 Posted by | Bible, Christianity, Religion, Theology, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment