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Martin Luther's Prayer During Persecution

Here are the words of Martin Luther's prayer during his trail at the Diet of Worms.  I took this from page 81 of Robert Charles Sproul's book "The Holiness of God".  He wrote this prayer acknowledging his need for help during the times of persecution from the Unholy Inquisition:

O God, Almighty God everlasting!  How dreadful is the world!  Behold how its mouth opens to swallow me up and how shall is my faith in Thee!  Oh!  The weakness of the flesh and the power of Satan!  If Ia m to depend upon my strength of this world- all is over... the knell is struck... sentence is gone forth... O God!  O God!  Oh Thou, my God help me against all the wisdom of this world.  Do this, I beseech Thee; Thou shouldst do this... by Thy own mighty power... the work is not mine but Thine.  I have no business here... I have nothing to contend for with these great men of the world!  I would gladly pass my days in happiness and peace. But the cause is Thine... and it is righteous and everl…

A Mighty Fortress is Our God- The Battle Hymn of the Reformation!

This is the Battle Hymn of the Reformation originally written in German by the German Reformer, the great late Martin Luther who by all means opened the Reformation on October 31, 1517 by nailing the 95 theses on the wall at Wittenburg.  Seriously I wish I were in Germany right now to behold the sight of Wittenburg to remember the Reformation that ended the Dark Ages, opened the Bible to the public and brought true Christians out of hiding.

Here are the two lyrics:

First translation: A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing; Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing: For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe; His craft and power are great, and, armed with cruel hate, On earth is not his equal.  Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing; Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing: Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He; Lord Sabaoth, His Name, from age to age the same, And He must win the battl…

Islamic Feast of Sacrifice

It pretty disturbs me to the feast called "Id-ul-Adha" and especially how it has affected some nations like the Philippines has become "Islamic friendly" all for the sake of dialogues. Not surprising though as the Philippines which is the only ROMAN CATHOLIC NOT CHRISTIAN nation in Asia and the Vatican and Mecca have had their peace relations has declared it a national holiday for the sake of peace between "Christians" (Roman Catholics) and Muslims. Now to the topic of the feast of sacrifice and again this is another ground why Christians and Muslims CANNOT walk together as well.
The purpose of the feast of sacrifice according to Islam was to commemorate the fact that Abraham (who is called Ibrahim in Arabic language) was willing to sacrifice his son Ishmael to God. Seriously, that's a heavy lie in the Koran. The Bible says in Genesis 22 that it was ISAAC NOT ISHMAEL whom God ordered to be sacrificed yet the Koran insists otherwise. It's not sur…

The Inseparability of Eternal Security from Daily Sanctification and the Perseverance of the Saints

There is the common accusation of by the proponents of conditional security regardless who they are that I am teaching a license to sin whenever I stress the eternal security of the believer along with preachers like John Calvin, John Bunyan, George Whitfield, Arthur Pink, Charles Spurgeon, John Macarthur, Paul Washer, Robert Charles Sproul, D. James Kennedy and Ray Comfort.  However they are nothing more than people who want to take credit for their own works in keeping them saved, rather than giving God the credit for any good works that the Christian may perform.
Here is one truth- eternal security is a Biblical reality and it does not mean staying saved regardless how one lives rather it is inseparable from the truths of daily sanctification and the perseverance of the saints.  As said, it's all God's work and God's work makes the believer do good works.  John Macarthur also stated in "The Gospel According to Jesus" page 211:
"... In other words, sanct…

Some Creative Ways Born Again Christians Can Counter Halloween

As a Christian after I realized that Halloween is Satanic and decided to stop celebrating it, however there was one event that also happened on October 31st on 1517 that is the Blessed Reformation.  Here are some ideas I got in order to counter Halloween:
Nail the ninety-five theses of Martin Luther on one's door on October 31st to remember the Blessed Reformation.Convince your pastor to do more door to door soulwinning than usual on Halloween handing out Gospel tracts door to door during Halloween.  The whole church can go out and do soulwinning on Halloween to counter the Devil's night just as Martin Luther countered it with his 95 theses against Rome.Give Gospel tracts from Chick publications related to Halloween or any Gospel tract that has a non-watered down message.  You may try "This Was Your Life" also as part of the Halloween goodies.NEVER dress up for Halloween as any occult figure nor go out trick or treating.NEVER quarrel with witches and warlocks- instea…

Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness Atheist!

One of the best marks of being a FOOLISH atheist is this, "You prefer to reject the Bible to be full of contradictions yet you have no problem in accepting books by militant atheists that are full of contradictions to facts to be true." How true. To be honest, they buy the theory of evolution as if it's true because it's the "only alternative" for them compared to the Word of God without realizing that Charles Darwin was NOT an atheist and that some of the best "Darwin's disciples" included theists. What is real is this- atheists demand Christians to "Thou shalt not bear false witness." trying to discredit good Christian men like Jack T. Chick and the late Alberto R. Rivera (who have not only tirelessly exposed Roman Catholicism, Islam and Mormonism but also the errors of atheism and has been of great help with tracts like "Apes, Lies and Mrs. Henn" as well as his timeless comic book "Primal Man") through dangerou…

Why Does God Allow Evil to Prosper?

One of the greatest questions today is this, "If God is so good, why does He allow evil to prosper?"  Everywhere we see there are wicked people who are living a "good life", having abundance, fame, fortune, etc. while the righteous may be seen starving and persecuted.  However here are real points we have to understand about God's allowing evil in this world:
1.) We ALL live in a fallen world.  In Genesis 3, Adam and Eve fell into sin and by that sin, death and destruction came into the world.  Romans 5:17 declares that by one man death came into the world.  So God has respected man's decision to rebel and thus allowed wickedness to prosper.
2.) Actually NOBODY as fallen humans are righteous when it comes to God's holy standards.  Romans 3:10-19 shows how fallen man is as it begins, "As it is written, there is none righteous, NO NOT ONE..." which can be driven to this point- men are fallen sinners.  If God only allowed the wicked to fall and …

Satan's OTHER Deadly Substitute for the Reformation Aside from Halloween- Martin LOSER King

Okay I would like to say that we are not going to keep expose false preachers one by one or keep singling them out, most of them single themselves out.  However I feel the need to talk a little bit about the FRAUD that the late Martin Luther King was, that he was a Jesuit operative (then again, Jesuit operatives don't need to be singled out, they EXPOSE THEMSELVES by their works and their doctrine of ecumenism).  Unlike the late Martin Luther who was uncompromising, this man Martin Luther King is definitely Satan's deadly substitute for Martin Luther- this one is pretty essential knowledge.  Now this is a modern day counter-reformation and he DOES NOT even deserve the name Martin Luther.
Martin Luther King Jr. with big time Pope praiser "Baptist preacher" Billy Graham.  Billy Graham during his tenure as a so-called revivalist with tent meetings, etc. not only caused some plexigesis or watered down preaching but also had several dealings with some Popes.  Both are Je…

Martin Luther's Statement Against Ungodly Compromise

As part of celebration of Reformation Month NOT the occult Halloween Month (its deadly substitute), here are Martin Luther's words which are DEFINITELY not in fit to the late Martin Luther King (his deadly substitute) would say: "The world at the present time is sagaciously discussing how to quell the controversy and strife over doctrine and faith, and how to effect a compromise between the Church and the Papacy. Let the learned, the wise, it is said, bishops, emperor and princes, arbitrate. Each side can easily yield something, and it is better to concede some things which can be construed according to individual interpretation, than that so much persecution, bloodshed, war, and terrible, endless dissension and destruction be permitted. "Here is lack of understanding, for understanding proves by the Word that such patchwork is not according to God's will, but that doctrine, faith and worship must be preserved pure and unadulterated; there must be no mingling with h…

The Apocrypha and Early Catholic "Church Fathers"

It's just very interesting like as it was stated in Charles Chiniquey's testimony that most of the Church "fathers" contradicted each other.  Here's Jerome's argument that says he does not consider it canon:  "As the Church reads the books of Judith and Tobit and Maccabees but does not receive them among the canonical Scriptures, so also it reads Wisdom and Ecclesiasticus for the edification of the people, not for the authoritative confirmation of doctrine." -Jerome
Others who opposed it: Pope Gregory the Great ((540-604 A.D.)Cardinal XimenesCardinal Cajetan
What is PRETTY interesting is this- The members of the Council of Trent ONLY finalized its stand on the Apocrypha in 1546 while their predecessors centuries behind had to argue about their authenticity.  Clearly just another proof of Mark 7:8-13 of rejecting God's Word to keep their own traditions.

Spurgeon's Call for Reformation

Here are some words that come from Charles Haddon Spurgeon the prince of preachers of the 1800s in England I find to be pretty enlightening:

"We want again Luthers, Calvins, Bunyans, Whitefields, men fit to mark eras, whose names breathe terror in our foemen’s ears. We have dire need of such. Whence will they come to us? They are the gifts of Jesus Christ to the church, and they will come in due time. He has power to give us back again a golden age of preachers, and when the good old truth is once more preached by men whose lips are touched as with a live coal from off the altar, this shall be the instrument in the hand of the Spirit for bringing about a great and thorough revival of religion in the land… I do not look for any other means of converting men beyond the simple preaching of the gospel and the opening of men’s ears to hear it. The moment the church shall despise the pulpit, God will despise her. It has been through the ministry that the Lord has always been pleased to…

Martin Luther on Authentic Faith Producing Works

While the Roman Catholics may accuse the fundamentalist Protestants and Baptists of Antinomianism, here's some words from the great theologian Martin Luther himself which I had lifted up from Pastor John Macarthur's book "The Gospel According to Jesus" to further light a revival this Reformation Month:
On Antinomianism (Page 200): But our Antinomian friends wish in their folly to flatter secure men and to make them good by reminding them of [imputed] righteousness though such an age as ours is incapable of being terrified by the lightning of the Law. One account of the great sense of [false] security it's necessary to thunder and lightning with the Law.
From pagesPage 255-257:
The first four of the ninety five theses: 1. Our Lord and Master Jesus Christ in saying, "Repent ye, etc." meant the whole life of the faithful to be an act of repentance. 2. This saying cannot be understood in the sacrament of penance*(i.e. the confession and absolution) which …

Actually Cyber Harassment Can Be Considered Psychological Torture

I was thinking that the cybercrime law can be good IF the authorities are not creating a cyber-inquisition law or overdoing it like locking up people for 12 years for writing their ill grievances against the government vs. to that who was guilty of molestation and rape or even murder (which should deserve death penalty).  Again some definition of psychological torture: "Acts or omissions causing or likely to cause mental or emotional suffering of the victim such as but not limited to intimidation, harassment, stalking, damage to property, public ridicule or humiliation, repeated verbal abuse and marital infidelity. It includes causing or allowing the victim to witness the physical, sexual or psychological abuse of a member of the family to which the victim belongs, or to witness pornography in any form or to witness abusive injury to pets or to unlawful or unwanted deprivation of the right to custody and/or visitation of common children."
Actually I have highlighted SOME ve…

Spending MILLIONS IF NOT BILLIONS of Government Budget in the Philippines to Prevent the Truth From Being Known!

Since it is the start of the Reformation month, it would be good to at least reveal that the dark ages are returning in a subtle way.  What is going on right now all in the name of "fighting crime", the Philippine government has passed one ridiculous bill after the other while ignoring the REAL NEED to fight against rich criminals that keep escaping the law.  First was the smokescreen of a bill called the "reproductive health bill" to which every born again Christian in the Philippines must oppose to it (while not siding with unbelievers like the Catholic groups opposed to  in the process since light and darkness cannot walk together) as it could be nothing more than the Reproductive HEROD Bill because the bill might support abortions (remember Herod killed ALL those babies just to keep himself in power) and other stuff like same sex marriages and promotion of divorce which again the bill could be labeled as a Sodomy Protection Law and Adultery Protection Law as d…