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    Televangelist and prosperity preacher Benny Hinn in a recent letter to followers asked for $2.5 million in donations to assist the ministry with its financial debt according to published reports.

    An alleged unnamed follower has promised to match the donations with an additional $2.5 million (total $5.0 million), but only if Hinn’s “ministry partners” can come up with the initial $2.5 million within 90 days.

    Benny Hinn reportedly said … “When I share with my partners what God is doing, they will jump at the chance”… “I just know it!” To seal the deal Hinn promised prospective donors a “double harvest miracle”.

    Are you ready to see your “debt cancelled” in the next 90 days apparently Hinn said his letter to followers. “Imagine not dreading going to the mailbox, no bills piling up on your counter, and no calls from collectors coming to your home. God wants to wipe your debt out! Every bit of it…all in the next 90 days!”

    Wow…Benny Hinn is talented man to be able to call down the blessings of God at his command to wipe clean the total debts of all those ministry partners, but only if they help to pay-off his own debt in the now famous “give to get” theology.

    I fully support the hard working men and women of God in the real world of ministry, many far away from the cameras of TBN, Daystar and similar networks that provide world-wide platforms to push their “give to get” theology.

    Question, if the “give to get” theology really worked, then would not everyone who has given in the past to Hinn be out of debt by now?

    Have you ever wondered why so many alleged faith healers on the national ministry circuit only seem to bring forth their gift of healing usually when in front of a camera and large crowds?

    If their gift of healing was real, why go into the hospitals to cure the sick and dying children in their own cities? The answer God is the healer not man. God alone decides when and who to heal.

    If Hinn and others like him could really command the gift of healing at their beckoning call, then why not just heal just a few sick and dying children in the cities these faith healers resides or operate their ministries?

    The Hinn’s of the world would never have send another letter or go on television to ask for another dime for the rest of their natural ministry lives. Why, because the financial gifts that would pour to them from grateful parents in their “double harvest miracle” in the healing of their children would be in overflow mode.

    Please don’t mistake my comments, it’s proper to appreciate your ministry gifts, and give some consideration in support of this position. When compared to the true mighty men and women of God in ministry, please tell me when was the last time you heard of a well-paid CEO in corporate America take a call in middle of night from an employee that just lost a loved one?

    Prayed for employee or complete stranger in time of need, spoken an on-time word in your life or life of others that made a difference? Prayed over your kids or other family members? Visited you in the hospital to pray and encourage you when you needed it most?

    Met with you in their offices to hear your problems, complaints and issues with tears flowing so strong an extra box of tissue was required just to get through the meeting, but when you walked away felt better then did when you came into their office?

    I don’t recall either much push back about these successful CEO’s types most American’s don’t seem to have any problem with them owning many boats, planes, cars, houses, horses, and other toys from cost to cost?

    Nor have I heard much in the way of an apology to the
    American public for the outlandish greed on Wall Street that resulted the recent horrific suffering on Main Street this county has seen in while.

    All while these CEO’s and their elected friends laughed all the way to bank from insider trading deals that would have otherwise sent normal folks to jail, but for the fact they were congressional leaders with friends on Wall Street.

    So next time you hear some talking head on television or radio program, put their mouth on a true man or woman of God who have also worked hard in building up their ministries raise such indignation because of their success, give pause for a second.

    Ask yourself this question? I wonder if their company’s CEO or senior executives were at the hospital last to night trying comforting family members of a dying soul.

    Please do not misunderstand me; I said the true men and women of God serving in ministry, not the self-called and self-appointed Pastors, Ministers, Apostles or Prophets many who have never been called or confirmed by God, and wouldn’t know God’s voice even God called them on their cell phones.

    The many who use their ministries to pimp their wears, services and products from various multiple level marketing (MLM) pyramid schemes and a host other schemes all designed to lined their own pockets under the guise of God wants you to prosper too.

    These people are an abomination to Lord and bring shame to thousands of everyday people that do it the old fashion way…they have faith in God that He is able and capable to do what He says He will in His Word when you follow His plan.

    God will indeed open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessings that will overtake you, but not because you “give to get”. Rather because you are honoring God by possessing good money management skills, following His Word in your lives, tithing to your local church with real walls and people that attend regular Sunday worship meetings, and do what He has told you do in His Word. Yes, God want you to prosper, but in ways that are acceptable to His purpose.

    This “give to get” false theology, teaching and preaching needs to be curtailed, and we in ministry need to police our own because the world and God are watching.

    I fully and completely realize that these comments are a stark departure from the in-house rules “don’t put your mouth on another preacher or man of God”, in ministry circles.

    However, Benny Hinn and others like him have been criticized for their lavish luxury cars, homes, private jets all purchased ministry’s
    funds, by the IRS, U.S. Senate, and others who have inquired into their questionable financial dealings.

    True leaders lead by example. This may be an excellent opportunity for Benny Hinn to exhibit this leadership trait by setting an example for others to follow.

    By selling some of the massive Benny Hinn Empire assets to meet his own debt obligations using the sale proceed to get out of the debt that he created in the 90 day time frame he has set forth in plea for funds to others.

    Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Hodges
    Christian Faith World Ministries Center

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    Stop The Hate! Free Kate!
    “A Lesson In Gay Rights Hypocrisy”

    The expulsion, arrest and two criminal charges against Kaitlyn (Kate) Hunt, an adult 18 year-old high school student at Sebastian
    River High School in Sebastian, Florida, illustrates lessons in the gay rights hypocrisy.

    Kate Hunt was charged in February, 2013 with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery of a child 12 to 16 years of age as a result her
    sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl classmate.

    Of course because these crimes involves a member of the LBGT (lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender) community, the media, Hollywood, gay rights activists along with host of other gay rights supports like the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, all have now weigh in with intense media campaigns, a petition drive, and complete television appearances with family
    members all deck out in the tradition gay rainbow attire tasked with swaying public sentiment involving these crimes committed by Kate.

    After all why not? From the constant barge of gay rights media ranging from wall street to main street, Hollywood programing to school house programs, the White House to your house, anyone who disagrees with their agenda of inculcation and indoctrination
    automatically become the famous “hater” as the hater machine is turn on full force to squash any dissent to their objective to change public opinion the homosexual lifestyle.

    To the constant onslaught of politically charged rhetoric deployed by gay rights supporters in their choice of the LBGT lifestyles, so it
    was no wonder that usual refrain of “haters”, “bigots”, “bias” , “intolerant” and host of other name calling that usually results
    from incidents of this nature would come out.

    Don’t let the facts stand in the way of LBGT perceived bias.Never mind the fact that if this had been a case of adult 18 year-old
    heterosexual adult male who engaged in similar conduct, and but for the media’s insatiable desire to highlight the unfortunate plight of the LBGT gay rights struggles, this incident would have never made the national news.

    Gay rights advocates and others such as the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida argue that older high students often date their younger counterparts is an just an innocuous everyday occurrence that should not prosecuted as crime on equal with predatory sex offenses.

    While this may be correct, it does not account for the thousands of other law breakers who have engaged in similar illegal acts as the
    adult Kate did that were likewise arrested, charged and convicted of their crimes, regardless of their sexual orientation.

    But since this is case involves a member the LBGT gay rights community, the LBGT gay community and their supports now want special
    treatment for their community members regardless of law, facts, or illegal conduct that have sent many others to jail for similar crimes regardless of their sexual orientation heterosexuals.

    According to published reports, Steve Hunt the father of Kate Hunt told the Associated on Tuesday…”It’s horrible. For my daughter’s sexual preferences, she’s getting two felony charges. It could possibly ruin her future”. Really, maybe the adult Kate should have considered these factors before engaging in the crimes she committed.

    Kate’s father has also publicly claimed that the girlfriend’s parents went to police because they blamed Kate for their child’s
    homosexuality. Wow what non-sense! One can only be left to wonder if Mr. Hunt would have felt differently if Kate was actually Ken and had illegal sex with his 14 year old under aged daughter. It’s a safe bet that Mr. Hunt would be signing bit of different tune now as he sought to defend the honor of his under aged daughter from this adult male.

    Despite the fact that State Attorney Bruce Colton and Indian River County State Attorney’s Office publicly stated that… “One of the
    reasons this case has gotten people’s attention is because it’s being publicized as a person being persecuted because she’s gay, and that has nothing to do with the case, nothing to do with the law, nothing to do with the sheriff’s office filing the charges.”

    “The law doesn’t make any differentiation. It doesn’t matter if it’s two girls or two boys, or an older boy and a younger
    girl or an older girl and a younger boy. Whatever the combination, it doesn’t matter.” State Attorney Bruce Colton said the law is designed to
    protect younger children from older children who might be more aggressive in starting a relationship.

    This was the illegal conduct the adult Kate was fully aware and involved in that resulted in her arrest, but now Kate and her family want a pass because of Kate’s sexual orientation.

    This is the lesson in “Gay Rights Hypocrisy”! Gay rights advocates and their supporter groups like “Anonymous” want the public to believe is all about sexual orientation. They all claim and have alleged that the Indian River County State Attorney’s Office has “lost perspective” and the LBGT community has organized a petition drive with over 200,000 signatures mostly from gay rights supporters calling for the “resignation” of all officials involved. Really for what for doing his job?

    Where were these same folks when others non-LBGT community members were arrested for similar crimes. Gay rights hypocrisy plain and simple. Never mind the law or facts in the case, just consider only that Kate and her family are card carrying members of the “Gay Rights Hypocrisy” movement that wants “separate and unequal treatment” in the application of the law when it comes to members of the LBGT gay community. The most unfortunate part is the American public is buying into this non-sense hook, line and sinker.

    So now it all comes down to if the Indian River County State Attorney’s Office will apply the law equally and fairly regardless of their sexual orientation. Will they pursue this case based upon the facts of this case involving the illegal conduct adult Kate Hunt regardless of her sexual orientation or fold due to public pressure?

    Will the Indian River County State Attorney’s Office it cave into public pressure like it already has in dropping one of two charges
    again Kate Hunt in favor of the separate and unequal application of law because Kate Hunt is a lesbian?

    Kate Hunt has until Friday to make a decision on to accept a plea bargain or take her chances of going to trial. Odds are going to trial given
    all of the pre-trial publicity and the case is Florida the home of some of the most interesting jury trails and verdicts in recent history.

    One fact remains however; this is new low for LBGT gay right movement and new addition to their tool box that can only be characterized
    as a lesson in the gay rights hypocrisy”!

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    Lies From The Pits of Hell

    What another non-sense article from the folks over at Church Leaders (CL) and their supporters of yet another cleverly disguised support in the advancement of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) gay rights community.

    Just like sheep being lead to slaughter, once again Church Leaders supporters wave their hands with glee and adulation of yet another clever, but deceptive article in their collective tacit support of the LGBT agenda. This time in the article written by Timothy J. Keller of the Presbyterian persuasion in the “new” efforts in his Redeemer City church.

    What a dong hill this Keller is trying to push out as reasonable discourse of unsupportable fact. Of course with the blessings of good
    folks over at Church Leaders, this is why Keller’s piece appeared as a featured article. So let’s get to the facts of the misguided Keller’s comments, the Church Leaders homosexual slant and their ardent supporters of what the Bible really says choice of the homosexual life styles.

    Keller his piece said… “I find it frustrating when I read or hear columnists, pundits or journalists dismiss Christians as inconsistent
    because “they pick and choose which of the rules in the Bible to obey.”

    Keller went on to say, “What I hear most often is, “Christians ignore lots of Old Testament texts — about not eating raw meat or
    pork or shellfish, not executing people for breaking the Sabbath, not wearing garments woven with two kinds of material and so on. Then they condemn homosexuality. Aren’t they just picking and choosing what they want to believe from the Bible?” Is this a case of the tea kettle calling the pot black?

    One suggestion Keller might find helpful to ease his unnecessary frustration may be for Keller to stop listening or reading the
    comments of columnists, pundits and journalists that get him so upset and do more reading of the Holy Bible.

    If so, Keller will find the Bible is completely consistent in both the Old and New Testaments and in particular, when it comes to LGBT homosexual lifestyles and same-sex marriage.

    At one point it use to amaze me where Church Leaders found these so-called pastors, ministry leaders and others that Church Leaders often puts forth in their blog as featured articles in support of the LGBT gay rights choice lifestyles.

    Then the answer became abundantly clear, when a media medium like Church Leaders is constantly putting out dribble in its tacit support of the LGBT gay rights agenda either from its own staff writers or featured pieces from liked-minded submission, then it’s really is no surprise.

    In the case of Keller’s ministry in the “new” efforts of the Redeemer City church that boast of 5,000 members with his over 20 years of experience, it is this type of rhetoric that attempts to give credence, legitimacy and cover to otherwise very inconsistent comments from Keller and other ministry types like him about the actual consistency of the Bible.

    Most first year Bible students not have a problem in eating Keller’s lunch and sending him home if he were to put forth such non-sense in a serious media forum outside the Church Leaders flock and the Hollywood media. Even non-trained established Christian’s understand the consistency of the Old and New Testaments as the Old Testament being revealed in the New Testaments, in what is known as the full counsel of God or the full Gospel.

    In Keller’s case he puts his alleged knowledge and accomplishments to risk with this almost immature argument in support of the LGBT gay rights agenda that many of the LGBT supporters have already advanced for years to no avail in changing God’s Word.

    In Keller’s argument for his support of the LGBT gay right agenda, he weaves through Old Testament in his attempt to draw allegories from the Old Testament (that many incorrectly consider the law of God), with allegories to the ceremonial laws, sacrifices, temple worship, touching lepers, and dead bodies as abolished being fulfilled by Christ.

    Aren’t the Scriptures clear on this subject? Apparently not, if you listen to the many voices now embracing this LGBT gay rights life style. Their still in the closet and openly gay scholars and theologians who adamantly try to defend their homosexual views life style choice based on the Scriptures that are inconsistent with God Word and/or inapplicable to the real facts.

    While some do not believe that homosexual sex is even mentioned or described in Scripture, others freely admit that it is mentioned
    and was a capital crime under Moses, and strongly condemned by the Apostle Paul in the New Testament, but now such conduct should be treated differently because they say so.

    Keller correctly states that if that if… “New Testament has reaffirmed a commandment, then it is still in force for us today.” So let us just t ake a look at what the New Testament says about the LGBT gay rights homosexual lifestyle choice, Keller’s comments, the supporters of Church Leaders, and other like-minded types that use his brand of logic in unsupported fact as their support for the LGBT lifestyle.

    Matthew 19:1-8 — Did Jesus say anything about homosexuality? Of course, when asked about marriage, Jesus issued a sweeping condemnation of all sexual relationships outside of the male/female model established in Gen 1:27, which he specifically
    cited.

    Romans 1:18-32 —Though most of the passages deal with the male perspective, for the first time there is a specific mention of female homosexuality. And as the verdict comes in, we discover it too is a depraved condition brought on by a sinful nature.

    1Cor 6:9-11—The only passage of scripture that clearly acknowledges former (ex) homosexuals in the church. They are listed along with other ex-sinners who have been changed by the power of Christ. It is certain that Pastor Paul knew there were former homosexuals in his local church and he celebrated their freedom in Christ Jesus. With a completely different tone in comparison to the volume of harsh, negative reaction to the unrepentant homosexuality, scripture here ends with the tremendous hope and goodness of God.

    Galatians 5:19 — Many areas that the apostle traveled to take the gospel indeed were very accepting of homosexual practices, yet he did not back away from communicating the sinfulness of such practice. Corinth, Ephesus and Rome as well as other major cities of the ancient world, were all too often cesspools of all forms of sexual immorality. Undeterred, Paul drew from sources familiar to him and forged them with New Testament teachings of God’s grace to forgive and cleanse. In the letter to the Galatians, he teaches
    that the “works [not plurality] of the flesh are manifest. The flesh or sinful human nature is always considered and enemy to God.

    Ephesians 5:3-7— Paul repeats his warnings against “uncleanness” to the church at Ephesus.

    Colossians 3:5-7 — Paul issues his third warning against “uncleanness” to the church at Colossi. This time he adds instructions on overcoming/controlling the sin. Believers are to mortify or deaden themselves and exercise self-control (a fruit of the Spirit) over such actions. Homosexuals claim that denying the free expression of homosexuality is “suppressing one’s true self”, but scripture clearly instructs that we are to hold our bodies in check and refuse it participation in sexual immorality. This passage further emphasizes that no one should expect to escape the “wrath of God” except they repent.

    1 Tim 1:9-10 — the law was not made for the righteous, but for the “lawless and disobedient.” The law (of Moses) encompassed the ceremonial, judicial and moral components of human interaction. Christ neutralized the ceremonial aspects but upheld the judicial and moral aspects, tendered with grace and mercy. Hence, homosexuality remains a sin “worthy of death” but yet qualified for
    forgiveness through repentance. The phrase Paul uses “defiling themselves with mankind” is another link of homosexual behavior to disobedience and incompatible to sound or acceptable Christian doctrine.

    Titus 1:16 — This is an aggressive attack and exposure of the psychosis of those who are “defiled” and commit “abominations”. Again, let us identify the source of the Apostle Paul’s strong condemnation. When one accepts what God has pronounced abominable (by God’s own definition) and rejects the created model which God has pronounced good, a process of hardening and mental perversion begins to take root in the mind. Such is the danger of justifying sin. Sin corrupts the mind and conscience (the
    seat of individual integrity and morality) rendering it incapable of making spiritually sound decisions.

    Jude 1:4, 7, 19 — Jude forcefully revealed that like the Sodomites, certain men in the church had gone after “strange flesh.” I
    believed Jude was describing contemporary “gay Christians”. His choice of phraseology is a combination of two words: heteros and sarx meaning “another flesh with the same quality.” His inclusion of the word flesh pointed to the homosexuality (not the
    inhospitality) of the Sodomites. Similar to the Apostle Paul, Jude selected strong language to convey the serious of the charge facing the church. Allowing unrepentant homosexuals into Christian fellowship without applying the same standards of admission applied to other sinners would be a spiritual death for the church. Repentance is the major action a sinner must take to be accepted
    into the family of God.

    Rev 21:27—The final book of the Bible, finalizing a complete picture stunning denouncements of all forms of homosexual conduct. From Genesis to Revelation, the Word of God firmly establishes once and for all the sinfulness of homosexuality, but also provides a wide opportunity for repentance and redemption through Jesus Christ. Homosexuality, as seen through the eyes of scripture is a spiritual aberration, a result of the fallen nature of man, a disease of the soul. It produces nothing life giving, in essence opposite of the nature of God who is life.Therefore it “worketh” or produces abomination which is death.

    Keller with his claim of 20 years of experience in ministry and over 5,000 members apparently has been too busy to read these sections of the New Testament in what Keller even he admits still applies today.

    Unfortunately Keller, like the folks over at Church Leaders and others are just too caught up in the wave of popular culture change, private motivations, political correctness, and blindness to God’s Word to desire to adhere to true truth.

    So for the follows of the Keller’s and Church Leaders types of the world, keep being lead like sheep to the slaughter, but you can’t say that you did know the truth. Therefore and as such, you now become responsible for this knowledge.

    Oh by the way, the role of your responsibility for knowledge of God Word and it consequences are in the Bible just in case you care to read it.

    Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Hodges

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    Hypocrisy From Right Blindness On The Left
    Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows
    -The Trading of Sin-
    By: Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Hodges

    The saying ‘Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows’ is attributed to essayist and editor Charles Dudley Warner who co-authored with Mark Twain ‘The Gilded Age’.

    No truer statement applies to the current dilemma that now exists in America politics and culture when it comes to same-sex marriage and
    the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) gay rights choice lifestyle issues.

    It’s almost impossible to turn on any television program in the prime time evening hours from ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and the rest without
    finding some promotion and support of either same-sex relationships and/or the gay rights choice lifestyle as being the cool new trend.

    These shows run gambit with each TV network trying to outdo the other with the next best pump-it-up alternative lifestyles. Developed
    schemes that the Hollywood faithful use from the real life examples of the LGBT fanfare to feed the tube in popular shows that appeal to the equally hungry masses that are slaved to the tube in showmanship to maintain ratings.

    It’s no wonder with the increasing popularization of “being gay is cool” movement, combined with the recent endorsement from the only
    United States President in history to ever come out in support of the gay rights choice lifestyle agenda couched in terms of an “evolution”, that it would not be long before other political types had their own “evolutions”.

    Like when President Obama had a timely “evolution” when he needed to shore-up his sagging campaign numbers with wider support from the
    LGBT gay rights community in his 2012 re-election bid. Likewise now many once conservatives on the right have begun to consider their own popularity with upcoming elections with their own personal “evolutions”.

    What has been left out of the public discourse in the political debate between the parties on the gay choice lifestyle discussions
    are the back-room, closed-door and non-public negotiations of these political types dealing and trading on one sin for another sin.

    Specifically, as has been the case lately with several once staunchly conservative politicians on the right who recently have now come out
    in favor of the gay rights choice lifestyle agenda despite their past opposition, voting records, public statements and other clear oppositional
    stances against gay rights, who are now carefully trading in the sin of gay rights for the sin of abortion.

    It’s no surprise to many with a history or memory of the GOP party or the right that at one-time the GOP stood against both abortion and gay
    rights. Both issues were viewed as being inconsistent with traditional family values and inconsistent with the very clear Old and New Testament prohibitions against the gay rights choice lifestyles.

    Interestingly, discussion have not been made public from the hallowed halls, meetings places and offices of these political types, similar
    to many other government’s secrets in these back-room dealings kept away from the public. This is just not national security.

    It’s however a shift and move away from what was once considered non-negotiable stance in the GOP to what is now expedient to get
    reelected, hold current offices and get their man White House to fend off those evil Democrats.

    It’s a more like tea kettle calling the pot black. As the gay rights agenda has become more popular and accepted in many circles, the GOP has seized upon the opportunity to now trade their once stanch opposition of the gay rights choice lifestyle agenda in exchange for the Democrat’s support of increased restrictions or complete elimination of the abortion issue.

    Many in the GOP feel the battle against the gay rights choice lifestyle agenda has already been lost to increased public acceptance. However, to just concede such a lost to the Democrats and their supporters of the gay rights choice lifestyle agenda will not come without cost to Democrats.

    Accordingly, deals have been secretly brokered among the deal makers at the highest levels of American government and the power brokers
    to exchange one sin for another sin, gay rights for abortion rights. What is so interesting about the dichotomy of purpose and
    peccant rub is that there is not one clear on-point verse in the Holy Bible that specifically speaks against abortion as being a sin before God as compare to the sins of homosexuality.

    Yes, there are many Scriptures the Pro-Life and church camps uses to support their prohibition positions against abortion, but both camps
    would find it hard to specifically articulate a specific scripture that speaks directly against abortion. Indeed these camps used the “thou shall not shed innocence blood” and several other scriptures as textual references in application to their support position. However, one really must reasonably and correctly question that if God viewed shedding of innocence blood to apply to abortions then and now, why just say so like He did with homosexuality?

    The fact of the matter is that while abortions existed during the canonization of the Scriptures, nowhere in the Holy Bible can anyone
    refer to on-point scripture verse that speaks against abortion outside of the usual assertions. The fact is man and the courts have defined when the concept of life begin when come abortion, while in stark contrast to the Scriptures that have clearly stated, defined and found disfavor with God when it comes to topic of the homosexual lifestyle choices in both the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible.

    The out of context impassioned pleas of “they are killing our children” and “thou shall not shed innocence blood” has been advanced as
    sin in those now traders of sin. All this while the declared sin of homosexually and the like has been allowed to bloom in our churches, ministries, minds and hearts from those who read and preach from the same Bible.

    The justify, rationalize call upon unrelated past historical dark places in American history to promote their view homosexuality at the
    “grace exception” or the view it certainly can’t be a bad as killing our babies. Is not sin, sin or does the abortion grace exception apply here too?

    When you measure what the GOP and conservatives use in support of their position from the Scriptures to justify and clarify their positions against abortion, its falls far short and is pale by comparison to what the Word of God specifically said in the Old and New Testaments about the sin of homosexuality.

    God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit in Old and Testaments both speak against the sinful conduct of gay rights choice lifestyles. In fact God not only once destroyed two cities for such conduct that being Sodom and Gomorrah, but also the world preceding Noah’s role in repopulating the world.

    Interestingly, the homosexual movement to uses today the very symbol of as their hallmark identifier the rainbow after God destroy world
    for similar lascivious conduct. This is irony!

    So presently we have the good folks in the GOP and conservative camps who have seen the success people who switched sides because
    of “evolution”, combined with their feelings of helplessness because the increased support of the gay rights choice lifestyle agenda from White House, Wall Street and Main Street, as now a matter up for trade in favor of the Pro-Life agenda.

    As these political types’ family members, friends and associates explore and experiment with their own coming out, combined with increasing popularity the LGBT agenda and the strong desire to remain in office in changing culture, they are all-in for trading one sinful conduct for another as the lesser of two evils. In a word hypocrisy on the right!

    The Democrats on the other hand are enjoying the recent rebuff of GOP from the majority of America that re-elected the “evolutionary”
    President. They see this as the opportunity to seize upon the current state of affairs in support of the gay rights choice lifestyle agenda, by pulling in the old guard from the Civil Rights movement to make the LGBT gay agenda about another about “civil rights movement.”

    As expected, Hollywood is more than happy to appease the cause. The CNN’s MSNBC’s and other networks alike are highly supportive of gay rights choice lifestyle agenda networks and their new found mouth pieces.

    The networks place these supportive and sympathetic on-air talking heads and faces from yesteryear to cry flow, discrimination, hate,
    bigotry, and the rest of well-honed rhetoric of years past to apply to this current issue of gay rights.

    As in the case of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s and the like of the airwaves that perch from their seats from upon high to throw stones at true
    Christian believers who known the Word of God and how it comes against the gay rights choice lifestyles.

    They introduction their brand of slight of mind to the issue as being similar to racism, bigotry or injustice of the white man of an aggrieved people (LGBT) similar to those based upon the color a person’s skin. The similarities are hard to resist as race bating tactic
    for plight of gay rights choice lifestyle struggles when compared past struggles of peoples’ skin color, slavery, hate for race of people, commercial trade of humans, rapes, family disruptions, and host of other atrocities based solely on skin color.

    This is cake walk for skilled orators like the Sharpton’s of the world who professionally stoke the flames and fires of the past injustices
    against people of color to confuse the issues with people who make choice to live gay lifestyles. The hot rhetoric of injustice, unfairness, being treated differently, bigotry and like tug on the emotions and heart strings of many that have and continue to suffer such indignities because of the color of the skin in which a person has no choice in birth.

    The faithful follow their leaders as sheep to the slaughter because there is not a person of color in American that has not experienced the
    injustice of unfair decisions, disparate treatment and selective choices based upon the skin color at some point in their lives. So it’s not hard to make the pivot, change lane or transfer such anger against perceived wrongs and injustices when being manipulated by the deluge of television and radio talking heads to have similar feelings in support of the gay rights choice lifestyle agenda as you did about similar
    treatments about skin color.

    When you combine the high incidents of HIV-AIDS in certain communities that have experienced the loss of family, friends and loved ones
    because of their own involvement in the gay choice lifestyles, increasing number of family, friends and associates they hold in high regard turning to, experiencing with and practicing (LGBT) gay rights choice lifestyles, it’s almost an irresistible call join ranks. The become advocates out of their own pain and ignorance.

    The travesty is that a licensed and ordained minister like the Rev. Al Sharpton who is presumed to know the Word of God and what the Holy
    Bible actually says about the gay rights choice lifestyle, uses his position as minister to come against the Word of God in support of the gay rights choice lifestyles. It’s sad and unfortunate. In a word blindness on the left!

    So where does this leave America? Soon nine black robed judges from the United States Supreme Court will make rulings on two landmark gay rights issues that Americans are supposed to follow as the rule of law in the land. While there is great speculation in both camps of who will win or lose and no doubt some who will be happy while others will be disappointed from these rulings, please kept this mind.

    These judges are mere mortals that lack the capacity to change the Word or Will of God on this already well settled matter about the
    sin of gay lifestyle choices. This will only be the beginning and not the end to this matter for those who stand will stand forever. The blind will still be lead to slaughter by Hollywood along with skill tongues of their talking heads, actors, politicians and the good Rev. Al’s of the world in the marketplace of opinion, and the GOP continued to trade in this sin as throwaway card in their playing deck.

    In the interim, we will observe a society where increasing anything goes from government to main street and traditional families take a
    back seat in the creation of life naturally in reproduction of the world. America will squander away its traditional families and to
    be replaced by Hollywood’s version of the modern family with adopted children that neither look like their two daddy’s nor two mothers as USA fades to darkness.

    Politics makes for strange bedfellows, but so does hypocrisy.

    Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Hodges

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    Pope Francis is no stranger to controversy or the apparent the lack of a basic understanding of the Holy Bible. While Catholics and those who practice Catholicism are just simply overtaken and excited by the acclaimed rock star status of Pope Francis, this man is way off base when it comes to what the Holy Bible teaches.

    While this rock star reputation may be personally fulfilling to Pope Francis, this man’s departure from the well-established and basic long-terms teachings of Holy Bible related to the gay homosexual lifestyles and same-sex marriages make one reasonable ponder
    the question what has been in his closet in the pass the will eventually come to light.

    Pope Francis does not speak for God on matters already fully settled in the both the Old and New Testaments regarding homosexuality and
    same-sex marriages being a sin and abomination to God. No man including a rock star Pope can make changes to the God’s Word that has already been fully settled in God’s Word just to increase one’s own popularity or appease changes in the modern culture.

    The Holy Bible spoke specifically about the danger of such departures as the church being salt and light, not sugar and darkness. Nor to make the Holy Bible fit the culture rather to raise the cultural conscience to the what the Holy Bible teaches in the area of gay homosexual lifestyles and same-sex marriages.

    While millions follow and believe this Pope Francis to have some special type of connection with God, nothing more now proves this wrong
    and that Francis is nothing more than a mere man of flesh seeking what the flesh carves to make his mark on the Papacy. The flag of caution has been raised beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing.

    Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Hodges

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    Hard to believe even in the discussion of the “after-life” NPR radio 10/7/13) that the NRP staff cannot help but to push the gay rights homosexual agenda however the topic was so cleverly introduced and no matter who NRP interviews as being a so-called authority on the Word of God.

    In this case NRP interviewer Robert Siegel was probing the Rev. Gabriel Salguero on the after-life when Siegel in a thinly veiled but albeit cleaver manner, broached the issue of homosexual gay rights (Siegel apparently a support from past reports) and same-sex marriage with Siegel’s following question:

    Let me ask you [Salguero ]a little bit about what befalls those who are evil. There are behaviors that in their day were considered sinful and are not today, or that were considered normal and today are rejected. Slavery was once tolerated by religious authority even. Interracial
    marriage was once regarded as sinful by believers. Can there be a hell in the afterlife that we can understand if, indeed, our own appreciation of sin has changed so much over time?

    Of course as expected the Rev. Gabriel Salguero gave a limp almost denial that God will not judge sin with the following… I think those are kind of these more transcendent understandings of sin, rather than these socialized and historically situated understandings of sin.”

    Further disappointing was lack response to the question asked…”Can there be a hell in the afterlife that we can understand if, indeed,
    our own appreciation of sin has changed so much over time?” The answer is to his question is an unqualified yes! There is a real hell that has not changed inasmuch as there is real heaven that has not changed despite how much modern culture or societal views change.

    Like or not the behaviors for which God Himself or Jesus called sin are STILL sins today regardless how much modern culture changes or
    how much NRP desires to influence change through bias positions. There is nothing the Pope, Rev. Gabriel Salguero, NPR or nine-black robed judges can do change what God has called sin this is forever more end of story.

    To Siegel incorrect reasoning. Slavery was indeed once tolerated by “religious authorities” however as an institution and creation of man not God. Religious authorities like the new rock star Pope Francis in his new view of its time to accept homosexuality and same-sex marriage do not speak for God, rather for their own personal gain.

    God has already very clearly settled that homosexuality and same-sex marriages are a sin in both the Old and New Testaments that still remains a choice of sin today. Nothing has changed when it comes to God’s view on the matter of gay homosexually lifestyles and
    same-sex marriages except for a segment of society and modern culture that is trying to bend the Bible to fit their own needs.

    Contrary to Mr. Siegel proffer in his support for the acceptances of the gay homosexuality lifestyles and sex-marriage, these are
    fact sins in the eyesight of God as so clearly stated so in the Holy Bible. Furthermore, interracial marriages was never considered an sin unlike the LBGT lifestyles and same-sex marriages the God has called sin.

    The point is it how man has changed and not God when it comes to the after-life a point the Rev. Gabriel Salguero failed to accomplish and role sin plays.

    It is man not God who sought and continues to seek to changes in laws and destroy traditional moral values to make sin acceptable to modern culture, not to God because He already ready clearly spoken on the subject. It’s hard to believe so many well-meaning
    but clearly misguided people on the left and right are willing trade the sins to fit their causes such as the case of abortion right for gay rights
    victories.

    Unfortunately, the Rev. Gabriel Salguero was inarticulate for the what the real Word of God says on these matter and clearly unwilling to
    call sin what it is sin. The judgment is not be man’s standards but by God’s standards in which one would believe the Rev. Gabriel Salguero represents…well one would believe he represents but failed to in this case.

    Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Hodges

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    Pope Francis is no stranger to controversy or the apparent the lack of a basic understanding of the Holy Bible. While Catholics and those who practice Catholicism are just simply overtaken and excited by the acclaimed rock star status of Pope Francis, this man is way off base when it comes to what the Holy Bible teaches.

    While this rock star reputation may be personally fulfilling to Pope Francis, this man’s departure from the well-established and basic long-terms teachings of Holy Bible related to the gay homosexual lifestyles and same-sex marriages make one reasonable ponder
    the question what has been in his closet in the pass the will eventually come to light.

    Pope Francis does not speak for God on matters already fully settled in the both the Old and New Testaments regarding homosexuality and
    same-sex marriages being a sin and abomination to God. No man including a rock star Pope can make changes to the God’s Word that has already been fully settled in God’s Word just to increase one’s own popularity or appease changes in the modern culture.

    The Holy Bible spoke specifically about the danger of such departures as the church being salt and light, not sugar and darkness. Nor to make the Holy Bible fit the culture rather to raise the cultural conscience to the what the Holy Bible teaches in the area of gay homosexual lifestyles and same-sex marriages.

    While millions follow and believe this Pope Francis to have some special type of connection with God, nothing more now proves this wrong
    and that Francis is nothing more than a mere man of flesh seeking what the flesh carves to make his mark on the Papacy. The flag of caution has been raised beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing.

    Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Hodges

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    Calling It Out – Failures in Health Care Sign-Up

    It’s hard to understand how the United States of American can create hardware and software programs to spy and snoop on millions of
    American’s emails, phone calls, text messages, computers and generally otherwise successfully operate highly questionable illegal acts against millions of innocent American citizens under the catchall guise of “national security” or fly drone planes remotely around the world to kill suspected enemies of the USA, travel and return from the moon, but yet cannot properly ensure the Affordable Care Act sign-up process works correctly for people to enroll?

    While I fully support the Affordable Care Act intentions, it is hard to understand how the implementation of this landmark law completely
    failed at the hands of current HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the doorstep of the President.

    Make no mistake; the buck clearly stops the desk of the President for allowing his appointment that of current HHS Secretary Kathleen
    Sebelius to completely and utterly fail him in a better implementation of the Affordable Care Act sign-up process.

    To hear current HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius explain that her agency is now working with the “A-Team” from the HHS contracting staff that initially so miserably failed in the launch of the Affordable Care Act sign-up process, makes many wonder if current HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is fit for her role as the agency’s leader.

    It’s not like current HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius did not know the implementation day was coming, used wisdom in initially working with the “A-Team” from jump street or the importance of a better implemented program to shield the President from the additional heartaches involving the Affordable Care Act, and the millions of people that will benefit from their participation in this new program.

    Serious consideration should be given to finding a replacement to current HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to help restore the American public’s confidence that there is a leader at the top of HHS that is not letting the patient dying in operating room…or in other words to get the
    job done correctly.

    Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Hodges

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    Public Schools To Close In New York For Muslim Holy Days

    Recently New York City mayoral candidates Republican Joe Lhota and Democrat Bill de Blasio, both said they support closing public schools in New York for two Muslim holy days, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

    Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and Eid al-Adha honors Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son “Ishmael” and not “Isaac” according to God’s command.

    According to the New York Post, Republican Joe Lhota said … “We have a growing Muslim community in the City of New York and their religion needs to be respected as all other religions are respected”.

    Of course there are many issues, problems and concerns with Lhota and Blasio’s support in closing public schools in New York for the two Muslim holy days, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

    First, while it’s certain that most children attending New City York public support the closing all public schools for two Muslim holy days,
    the question can be reasonable raised are New York public school students performing such academically high level that students can
    afford the additional two days off in conjunction with all the other days off in the school calendar year?

    Second, is the New York City Public School System so financially set in the green that the public school system is able and willing to forgo millions in federal daily attendance payment to the state to close all public schools in New York for two Muslim holy days, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha?

    Third, what about the financial concerns of parents that would now have to make new or alternative arrangements for day or child care
    arrangements for these two additional days while the schools are closed?

    Fourth, while there are a significant number of Muslims as an ethic group living in New York, as a collective measured against other ethnic
    groups in New York their numbers are not in the top five ranking of nearly 20 million people living in New York according the 2010 U.S.
    Census.

    Fifth, the closing of all New York City schools in recognition of the two Muslim holy days, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha would lead to other ethnic groups with more sizable numbers when compared to Muslims to also request school closures in recognition of their holiday or holy days.

    Sixth, while it’s great that we live in America wherein freedom to practice one’s religion is better than any other nation in the world, it is an undisputed fact that the United States of American was founded upon Holy Bible and fundamentally operates from a set of laws obtained from the Holy Bible.

    This being said, according to the long accepted Christian accounts of what Muslims’ recognize as “Eid al-Adha” which honors Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son “Ishmael”; the underlying story from the Muslim account is inconsistent with the scriptural accounts in the Holy Bible being that it was Abraham’s son “Isaac” that offered up for sacrifice according to God’s command, and not “Ishmael”.

    Finally, recognizing that most political candidates at all levels will just about do and say anything to get elected to public office by playing to
    different voter groups, one cannot help but wonder it there could have been a better way to show support and recognize the significance of
    Muslims in New York City.

    Unfortunately, the closing all New York City Public schools to support the two Muslim holy days of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha was not the way. Additionally, Republican Joe Lhota and Democrat Bill de Blasio successfully angered many other ethic ministries in New York City who feel their cultural holidays and holy days are equally important those of the Muslims that may choose to stay home on election day.

    Dr. Ronald E. Hodges

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    Air Force Academy To Remove So Help Me God’ From Oath

    Political correctness and cultural change has once again inflected the military. Frist, there was cram down of the homosexual (LBGT) choice lifestyles in all branches of the military service, and now the United Stated Air Force Academy making optional the
    statement “so help me God” from the oath of office Air Force cadets are required to take.

    In response to backlash from decision by the Air Force Academy to remove the phase “so help me God” later elected to make the phase “so help me God” optional or at the choice of the cadet.

    The Honor Oath which was adopted in 1984 reads:

    We will not lie, steal or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who does. Furthermore, I resolve to do my duty and to live honorably, so help me God.

    Air Force Academy leaders waved the white flag of defeat after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) filed a complaint
    stating … “the honor code … violates the no-establishment clause of the Constitution,” said MRFF founder Mikey Weinstein in published reports to The Colorado Springs Gazette.

    The MRFF is a non-profit founded by the Jewish Michael Weinstein in 2005 for the purpose of opposing the spread of alleged religious intimidation by evangelical Christians in positions of power within the US military.

    Apparently, Weinstein experienced discrimination due to his Jewish faith while a cadet at the United States Air Force Academy. Allegedly, after his sons also experienced discrimination as well while at the Academy, Weinstein founded the MRFF in 2005.

    Weinstein describes the MRFF’s efforts is to target as “a small subset of evangelical Christianity that’s called premillennial,
    dispensational, reconstructionist, dominionist, fundamentalist, evangelical Christianity or just Dominionist Christianity.”

    Weinstein further characterized MRFF targets as “incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.”

    Helpless “subordinates helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces”…really? So by removing the phase “so help me God” will in some manner help to improve our national’s ability to successfully and completely win a major conflicts or wars
    in the world theater this nation has not enjoyed since World War II.

    While it’s understandable that Weinstein has not recovered from his hurt feelings since his days at the Air Force Academy, it’s
    hard to believe that the military leaders at the United State Air Force Academy did not develop the backbone and courage to stand up for what God has done for this nation, its people and the many that have gone through the United States Air Force.

    So now cadets will just have to have Buddha and Mohammed “so help” Air Force Academy cadets and God can continue to help all the other United States military academies that are not afraid of God’s help or the Weinstein’s of the world…. ”so help us God”.

    Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Hodges

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    Used of The “N” Word Is Unacceptable Judge Mathis

    “A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.” ― Molière. No better illustration of this quote from Molière was made clear on the entertainment show Judge Mathis recently this week.

    It’s no secret that Mathis is fully supportive of the gay homosexual LBGT choice lifestyles reportedly due to his own family member(s) being involving the alternative choice lifestyles, and who knows maybe other undisclosed personal reasons.

    Nevertheless, Mathis launched into his now famous and normal attack of anyone who makes a comment about LBGT issues his television entertainment show to bring his own brand of “political correctness” even when the his correctness is founded incorrect reasoning and error.

    In his most recent rant, Mathis lambasted unopposed comments from a plaintiff that only appeared to be offensive to Mathis in reference to comments made by a plaintiff to describing the type of work the defendant was involved that being a “drag queen” in a drag queen show.

    Drag queen shows is a nationally recognized term of art with events at times even sponsored by the LBGT community to reference a specific type of entertainment, and a drag queen is a man who dresses and acts like a woman often for the purpose of
    entertaining.

    Mathis launched into his now normal diatribe anytime an LBGT issue or topic either directly or indirectly opposes his openly avid support of the LBGT choice lifestyle agenda at the reference to this defendant’s line of work. The views held by Mathis and him support of the LBGT agenda seriously raises questions if anyone who does not believe like Mathis can receive fair and unbiased rulings on his entertainment show.

    Nevertheless, Mathis most rant and spectacle on his show was no different except for the reasoning Mathis used for justification to make his wayward point. Mathis took pains ensure the plaintiff a man would not use the term “drag queen show” in favor of in his
    own mind the more politically correct term “female impersonator show”.

    What made Mathis’ reasoning in explanation and justification to this man that it was not “OK” for the plaintiff to use the term drag queen unless the plaintiff was also a drag queen is what took prize. While on his normal titrate about his support for LBGT matters took Mathis his illogical reasoning to a whole new level with even more outlandish and ridiculous comments on the use of
    the “N” word being “OK” to use.

    Specifically, Mathis said to the nation on his entertainment show this week that it’s “OK” for me as an African-American use
    the “N” when referring to other African-American because “we are the same”, but it’s not acceptable for you to use the “N” word because your white.

    “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true. ― Søren Kierkegaard
    One would reasonable believe that someone with Mathis education level would yield a better understanding that you cannot justify one wrong with another, in this case Mathis’ warped reasoning that only African-American can acceptably use the “N” word. The use of the “N” is unacceptable to be used by anyone period it’s wrong!

    Use of the “N” word by African-Americans at any station of life is inappropriate just as the used of “N” word by any other person who is not African-American end of story, it’s just plain wrong. Use of the “N” word is such a despicable word to be used in society today by anyone so much so that a U.S. Federal court made a ruling in 2013 on this very matter.

    In September, 2013 hearing in the case of Brandi Johnson vs. Rob Carmona, a Federal court ruled that it was illegal to use the “N” word in the workplace, even if are black. Maybe Mathis was failed to read this ruling from a real court of law when it came
    out.

    Why did a Federal court rule in such a manner? In short, because the “N” word carries with it much of the hatred and disgust
    directed toward African Americans. Historically the “N” word it has been a term of exclusion, hate and verbal expression of discrimination.

    Used of the “N” word as a noun, verb, or adjective, only adds to the stereotype of the lazy, stupid, dirty, worthless, nobody and is an inappropriate word to be used by anyone under any circumstance or situation just as similar disparaging remarks not used are other segments of American society.

    Accordingly, for Judge Mathis to justify his use of the “N” on his entertainment show masquerading being acceptable for some and not others, in defense of his preferred used of the word female impersonator in lieu of drag queen, is like trying to put out a
    fire with gasoline.

    Wisdom does not always come in black robes and the case on point is proven here again with Mathis.

    Dr. Ronald E. Hodges

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    The Year 2014 Deliverance & Double Blessings

    Greetings to you in Jesus Name! This is the Year and You as God’s elect are the People! This Will Be The Biggest Year of Your Life…So Get Ready, Get Ready, And Get Ready!

    Standing In Faith

    This year is the year that your dreams will take flight. The Year 2014 is the year of Deliverance & Double Blessings that will chase you down and overtake you as God has delivered upon His promises’ to you.

    Don’t worry about those who will read this and laugh in disbelief…it’s not for them it’s for you! They have no standing with or faith
    in God. They only talk with their mouths, hide behind their titles, walk in the works to others, but in the end they will not prevail in what God counts as success.

    Don’t let the in name only Christian types, non-believers, those outside of fellowship of God, the worldly of the world get you out of position for what God has for you because … “we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 (KJV).

    Keep focused on the promises of God, His Word and your exceptions in the performance of His Word in your life. Expect your double
    blessings in the Year 2014. Then let God’s action speak for their unbelief and your success as you stand in faith.

    2014 Deliverance

    “You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you… Do not be
    afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.” 2 Chronicles 20:17 (NIV). This is the Word of Lord as spoken by the Levite prophet Jahaziel whose name means “Beheld by Jehovah God”.

    2014 Double Blessings

    “…Today I declare that I will restore to you double.” Zechariah 9:12 (ESV)

    2014 Application

    The Word of God says that we will have trials and tribulations, but to be of good courage for our Lord Jesus has overcome this
    world, to “count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness and patience. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:1-4 (ESV).

    You may face heartbreak, rejection, depression, disappointment and dejection. Be not dismayed because while you may slip, fall and at times fails, be of good cheer and don’t lose faith. Why because this is God’s promise to you in this year is that He will give you a double blessings for each of your troubles. Instead of shame you shall a double portion and instead of humiliation and you will experience deliverance.

    Deliverance, double blessings, overflow, manifold return, open doors, increased favor, your name has come up in 2014 to claim in
    belief along with your faith that which is yours according to the Word of God, His purpose and His plan for you. Your steps have been ordered by the Lord in the path of victory God has set before your 2014 as claimed in Jeremiah 29:11-14.

    Experience Your Deliverance & Double Blessings in 2014!

    Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Hodges

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    ONLY GOD HAS THE POWER TO FORGIVE SINS

    Truth knows no bounds, family or association in the misinterpretation or misrepresentation. One trusted truth has been twisted by
    some to believe, teach and preach that others outside of God have the power the forgive sin.

    Some have taken the JKV of the Scripture in John 20:23 that reads “Whosoever’s sins you remit, they are remitted unto them;
    and whosoever’s sins you retain, they are retained.” To read such as that in NIV and other subsequent interpretations to read “If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

    Two of the most prominent adherents to this position are Lutheran Churches of America and the Roman Catholic Church. Let’s examine the claims of both from their own writings, “Absolution and Penance.”

    LUTHERAN

    The following is taken and quoted from the writings of the Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America and published by the Concordia Publishing House in Saint Louis, Missouri.

    The preacher says:

    “Do you promise that with the aid of the Holy Ghost you will henceforth amend your sinful life? Then declare by saying: I do promise.”

    The preachers says:

    “Finally, do you believe that THROUGH ME, a called servant of God, you will RECEIVE THE FORGIVENESS OF ALL YOUR SINS? Then declare so by saying: I do believe. As you believe, even so may it be unto you.”

    The preacher says:

    “Upon this your confession, I, BY VIRTUE OF MY OFFICE, AS A CALLED AND ORDAINED SERVANT OF THE LORD, announce the grace of God unto all of you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ I FORGIVE YOU ALL YOUR SINS in
    the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, Amen.”

    The question many have asked is, “Does the Lutheran preacher forgive his wife’s sin also? Does he forgive his children’s sins, and does he forgive HIS OWN?”

    ROMAN CATHOLIC

    Similar ideas appear in almost all catholic literature describing Penance. The following quotes are from the Father Connell’s Confraternity Edition, New Baltimore Catechism.

    “Penance is also a sacrament instituted by Our Divine Savior in which sins committed after Baptism are forgiven through the absolution of the Priest.”

    “The Priest has the power to forgive sins from Jesus Christ, who said to His Apostles and to their successors in the
    priesthood: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit; whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; whose sins you shall retain, they are attained.” (John 20:22,23) (NOTE…Be sure to read from a KJV of the Holy Bible what Jesus really said in this passage).

    “No man, by his own power and authority, could possibly forgive sins. Only God can do that because sin is an offence against Him. BUT the priest, as God’s representative, can forgive sins because God has given him the power to do so.” (Matthew 18:15-18).

    “Our Savior could indeed have decreed that men should receive the Pardon of their sins by going directly to God with contrition. BUT a sacrament, administered by men in the name of God, IS A MORE ASSURING AND A MORE EFFECTIVE MEANS.”

    “The power to forgive sins by pronouncing these words of absolution is given to the priest at his ordination. In order to exercise this
    power the priest must have jurisdiction, or be authorized to ACT AS A SPIRITUAL JUDGE OVER THE PERSONS HE ABSOLVES.”

    THE PRIEST FORGIVES SINS WITH THE WORDS: “I absolve thee from thy sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and the the Holy Ghost, Amen.”

    IS MAN ABLE TO FORGIVE SINS RESERVED FOR GOD

    It’s unfortunate and sad but the clergy of these organizations have promoted themselves to the level of God in the eyes of their
    people, a practice so entrenched that it would be a “sin” to question their authority!

    Only God can forgive sins! The Lord Christ being God has a power to do so likewise; but he never communicated any such power to his apostles nor did they ever assume any such power to themselves or pretend to exercise it.

    Sins that are retained that is that whatsoever sins ye declare are not forgiven they are not forgiven which is the case of all final unbelievers and impenitent sinners dying without repentance towards God. God stands by will confirm the Gospel of his Son, faithfully preached by his ministering servants that those remitted unto them is in agreement with Christ’s own words in his declaration and commission to his disciples. (See Mark 16:16)

    Jesus’ own apostles did not take Jesus’ own words to mean that they had the power to forgive sins. They knew that only God could
    forgive sins and that neither the apostles nor the church or any of it representatives had the power to forgive specific sins or to prevent forgiveness to any individual. (See Acts 8:22 and Mark 2:7)

    Jesus was speaking of the responsibility of the church and its representatives to to declare the gospel to all the world so that those who believe in Jesus can find the real and actual gift of forgiveness of sins from God and not man. (See Matthew 16:19)

    So the next time you hear a priest or clergy member say the words…”I give for you of your sins…” ask this reasonable
    question. “Who are you to give what God has exclusively reserved for
    Himself?”

    Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Hodges

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    Hillary Mocks God & People Against Gay Choice Lifestyles

    Potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton became a little testy when pressed as secretory of state over the State Department made it easier to change from one gender to another increasing the national security risks in this nearly secrete action to appease State Department LGBT gayhomo choice lifestyle employees.

    In Hillary’s recent interview with NPR’s Fresh Air host Terry Gross, Hillary became clearly upset and agitated when providing a justification to stand-up for her below the radar action while secretary of state to appease LGBT gay homo choice lifestyle employees at the State Department increasing national security risks.

    Hillary grew upset and agitated when interviewer Terry Gross raised the following statement of fact regarding Hillary’s actions …”You added gender identity to the State Department’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy, and you made it easier for Americans to change their sex on their passport. Did you have to sneak that in without a lot of attention?”

    To which Hillary later responded showing her true colors saying…” you know, just because you’re a ‘politician’, doesn’t mean you’re not a thinking human being. And you gather information. You think through positions. You’re not 100 percent set – thank goodness – you’re constantly reevaluating where you stand. That was true for me.”

    The only problem here is that in the process of Hillary’s “gathering of information and thinking through political positions” Hillary apparently did not include the Holy Bible, God, Jesus or any of the hard LGBT research on this matter before making her almost atheistic comments when Hillary said the following:

    “One of my big problems right now is that too many people believe they have a direct line to the ‘divine’ and they never want to change their mind about anything. They’re never open to new information and they like to operate in an evidence-free zone.” Hillary Clinton – June, 2014

    When people tip their hand even before their hat is in the ring like Hillary has in her positions on LGBT gay homo choice lifestyles in mockery of those who actually believe in the unarguable, undeniable, unquestionable Word of God (“the divine”), and in what God and Jesus both said in the Old and New Testaments declared LGBT gay homo choice lifestyles a sin, then you know what type of horse you have in the race. (Click blue highlight to read http://www.drronaldhodges.blogspot.com)

    Hillary as a potential 2016 president candidate is willing to poke fun, mock, demean or otherwise belittle good people who believe in God, Jesus, Holy Bible, and specifically those living in Texas desirous to follow the Word of God. Not to mention the millions of people who live outside of Texas that believe in God’s Word just as the folks in Texas do when it comes to the LGBT gay homo choice lifestyles.

    If “never wanted to change” in what God and Jesus both have declared sin mean those who believe in the Word of God is operating in evidence fee zone, then what zone is Hillary operating in her own twisted I like most true Christians can live with this choice of God over Hillary. Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Hodges – June 2014

    Notwithstanding the fact many in and outside of Texas just find the LGBT gay homo choice lifestyles to be inconsistent with God’s natural gender assignment, design, plan for men and women, along with marriage between a man and women as being more “divine” then Hillary’s political position on the topic.

    Serious consideration must given as what else Hillary is capable of in rationalizing and justifying in her own world and words as a ‘politician’ with the potential of leading a nation of Christians and non-Christians, in which Hillary prefers one over another, but certainty against God Word (the divine).

    If trusting and believe in the infallible, inerrant, immutable, unchanging Word of God is ‘not being open’ to what God and Jesus both have declared as sin in both the Old and New Testaments is “operating in an evidence-free zone” (in Hillary terms), then so be it we will just have to gladly continue live in it as the better “choice.”

    This fact remains, I will take and believe in what the Holy Bible says any day and any time over what Hillary has to say about the ‘divine” and “operating in an evidence-free zone,” in Hillary’s new brand of evolution politics. Particularly when LGBT gay researchers
    from their own communities declare based upon science that “NOBODY IS BORN GAY.” (Click blue highlight to read at http://www.drronaldhodges.blogspot.com)

    Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Hodges

  • http://www.drhodges.org/ Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Hodges

    Five want to be gods make new law on same-sex marriage based upon will not the U.S. Constitution
    http://drronaldhodges.blogspot.com/2015/06/five-want-to-be-gods-make-new-law.html

  • http://www.drhodges.org/ Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Hodges

    Regarding Dr. Fata’s cancer doctor sentenced to 45 years after providing unnecessary cancer treatments, while this story is very sad, unfortunately events of this nature happen more often then not when money greedy medical doctors place profits over the lives of their patients and violate the first oath of medicine… Do No Harm.

    Such was the case with my wife and best friend Della Mina Hodges who died at the young age of 49. A loving and sweet wife, mother, grandmother, sister, minister, and friend to many unfortunately was victim of Texas cancer medical doctors that lead to the death of my dear wife on October 13, 2014.

    While under the medical care of Dr. Jay Courtright a Dallas,Texas based Oncologist with Texas Oncology, my wife Della Mina Hodges unexpectedly and suddenly died on October 13, 2014. This was just weeks after being informed by medical professionals that she was cancer free after undergoing high questionable potentially unnecessary cancer treatments over a year period that apparently killed her.

    The first two treatment administered by Dr. Courthright landed my wife in the Medical City Dallas Hospital ER and hospital twice. This was subsequently followed the admission by Dr. Courthright that he “almost killed” my wife resulting from his medical care.

    Well what was not successful accomplished the first time was done so later when my wife Della Mina Hodges unexpectedly and suddenly died on October 13, 2014, resulting from the effects cancer treatments.

    Before her death, I pleaded, argued and several had very difficult discussions with Dr. Courthright regarding the unnecessary cancer treatments of my wife, the side effects of such treatments and what appeared to his motive to treat my wife because of the great insurance coverage we maintained.

    All this to no avail as fear or the unknown and medical profession collusion was at hand involving the potential presence of cancer that was never really without question confirm present in my wife’s body in the usual to place profits over people.

    A complaint was filed with the Texas Medical Board (TMB) which after a six-month investigation returned a finding of “insufficient evidence” to bring a charge of medical misconduct. No much of a surprise here with the TMB and what had become expected
    here in Texas which is against most tort legal actions for misbehaving doctors.

    So I do directly understand the pain, heartbreak, loss of family and anger that comes from cancer doctors who take advantage of their patients when placing profits and greed over the lives of their patients resulting devastating consequences to family members and friends left behind.

    I don’t forgive Dr. Courthright or the other medical professional in their merry circle of the cancer treatment machine that robs families of their love ones in state like a Texas. A state that places the ability of medical doctors to profit over the well-being and welfare of their residents subject to medical care in the Texas/

    To elected officials beholden to large insurance companies, special interest groups and others that desire to limit the money damages and the consequences of misbehaving badly costing the lives of others.

    A Texas state legislature had done more to gut any one family’s recovery beyond $250K for the loss of human life due to medical personnel’s greed and placing profits over people. Not fully realizing that its their families are risk too when Texas medical professionals run wild chasing profits over solid medical care for patients.

    I know that Dr. Fata in the Michigan case, the medical doctor(s) that treated my wife Della Mina Hodges and others in similar circumstances to those that have suffered the such reckless and loss of loved ones

    That these actors will have in return for their greed an eternity of evil and torment for lives loss in their patients and the disappointment of their families in the violation of trust in the medical professional sworn to… do not harm.

    For this there is no forgiveness only consequence of eternal damnation for their greed in placing profit over patients!

    Dr. Ronald E. Hodges

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