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3rd November
2011
written by Cullen Webb

 

Ray comfort is confronting Abortion, using logic and common morals to do so.  This is a powerful video to watch no matter what group you reside in.  If you are pro-life you will learn apologetic truth to use to defend your stance.  If you are pro-”choice”, you will learn a lot about why we don’t agree with you.

I learned how to share my faith from Ray Comfort.  It was his “Hells best kept secret”  that taught me the importance of evangelism, and our call to do so.  If you haven’t read his books, I highly encourage you to do so.

Although he is Calvinist he is very polite and never ever brings it up.  I read 3 of his books and still didn’t know anything about his Calvinist views until somebody close to him told me.  So, don’t let his doctrine distract you from the truth.

Thanks for watching.
-Cullen Webb

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26th May
2011
written by Cullen Webb

No, that’s not a typo or a repost.   Harold Camping is admitting that he had the details wrong, but he wont admit that he’s totally wrong.  He claims that October 21 is the “real” day of destruction.  It’s for really real this time people.  Maybe.

Camping says that God did come, and he has judged us.  Claiming that we have all been judged spiritually and are now awaiting either destruction or deliverance on October 21st.  So all his followers believe that it doesn’t matter what they do in the following months, because God has already judged them and the world is going to end anyway.

Do you see anything dangerous here?

If I told you that you could do anything you wanted today and God would still send you to heaven, and that if you get caught doing it you won’t stay in prison very long because the world is going to end tomorrow, what would your flesh recommend you do?

Yikes.

Needless to say, I won’t be sweaty in October.   Harold will be, but I won’t.  As Leonard Ravenhill put it, “Someday some simple soul will come along, read the Bible and believe it, and put all the so-called learned bible scholars to shame.”

-Cullen Webb

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20th May
2011
written by Cullen Webb

Yet another individual has declared a date in history to be Judgement Day.  Doesn’t that make you sick on the inside when you hear about it?  Thousands of people are hearing this and associating it with Christianity.

His name is Harold Camping, and he has an entire organization helping him with his endeavor.  Family Radio is the organization.  Family LIFE Radio is pretty upset about the whole ordeal, as there is bound to be some misunderstandings.

 

 

I have searched their website thoroughly for the biblical evidence that they claim to exist.  The “gospel truth” as they put it.  I was very surprised when they offered none.  They don’t even have a single verse that points to a specific date.  What evidence do they offer then?  I quote:

“Judgment Day on May 21, 2011 is the culmination of five decades of intensive biblical study by Mr. Camping and other bible teachers who have discovered the same biblical data.”

Translation: “Mr. Camping is a smart dude.”

Apparently he has spent enough time in the scriptures that he doesn’t have to tell us what he knows.  Because all they are willing to say is “there’s overwhelming evidence” or “Camping couldn’t be wrong” or “He’s right for sure this time“.

In 1994 he predicted the world was going to end and, in case you haven’t noticed, he was wrong that time too.

Enough of human reasoning.  I don’t wish to argue about this any more when I could simply drop the bomb.  Here is the Doomsday sayers nightmare:

 

Matthew 24:36
“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”


Camping claims to know both the day and the hour.  Jesus Christ did not even know the time which He was going to be sent back.  ONLY the Father. So here we have 3 options:

  1. Jesus Christ was wrong
  2. Mr. Camping is wrong
  3. Mr Camping is god

Options 1 and 3 aren’t really options, I just put them there to make a point.

Will I be ready on May 21, at 6:00pm?  Yes I will.  And I will be ready at 7:00pm also, and 8:00pm.  In fact, I will be ready the 22nd, the 23rd, and the 24th.  I will be ready in 2011, 2012, and 2013.  My Lord is coming when we least expect it, and no man will know the hour.

-Cullen Webb

 

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3rd April
2011
written by Cullen Webb

That’s a great article title.  But it’s actually the title of this video created by Franklyn Schaefer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd437S0pvzU

 

This will be added to the list of “Top Christian Video’s on Youtube.”

Thanks for watching!
-Cullen

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1st April
2011
written by Cullen Webb

I’ve been in many different types of churches, and many different denominations.  Most of them have rules for worship: what instruments they can use, what hymnals they sing from, whether or not you’re allowed to clap, how you may dress to attend worship, and the list goes on.

Why?

Are we God that we may decide how worship is to be conducted?  Having a musical preference is only natural;  I would even say it’s required to have any personality at all.  However, when somebody creates a rule book because anything other than their preference is apparently “evil”.

I’m not an emergent, a seeker friendly, or lightweight Christian.  I believe that God has required much of us, and will hold us accountable for everything we do or say.  But you’ve gone too far to preserve a useless tradition within your church if you consider drums evil.

Don’t just take my word for it.  Read what King David had to say:

Psalm 150:
“Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.”

Just in case the scripture wasn’t obvious enough for you, I highlighted the instruments, places, and reasons for worship.
God is the only constant.  We, and our instruments, are the variable.

I find it interesting to note that the only instrument mentioned more than once are the cymbals.  There was a man who came to speak at our church who called our youth pastor evil and possessed because he played the drums for our church.  I would have loved 5 minutes alone with that man.
Ignorance wins many battles, unfortunately.  Most of them in peoples minds.
I want to introduce you to Worship.  Watch this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSdiKhVY4W4

That isn’t worship because it’s a song written a long time ago,  because it’s found in hymnals, or because of the instruments used.  It’s worship because the lyrics are lifting God up and putting ourselves in our rightful place at His feet.  It’s worship because it coincides with the Psalm we just read.

Now, let me introduce you to some more worship.  Watch this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWnrUgzlHyQ

Why is that any different?  Our Pastors say the same thing but slower.  In fact, he made good use of the cymbals, and remember that’s the only instrument mentioned twice.

There are more arguments against contemporary music, but I don’t care about them.  I’ve read through them and they don’t have a sentence of un-contorted  scripture to back them up.  Some believe it’s wrong simply because of the beat.  How silly.

Worship Him constantly.  And when necessary, sing too.

-Cullen Webb

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16th March
2011
written by Cullen Webb

I was greatly convicted by this sermon of Paul Washer’s.  It motivated me to change things in my life that are “trifle” and a waste of time.

It has some strong words for men and Christians.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMq25hxtvYw

 

May God bless and challenge,
-Cullen

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7th February
2011
written by Cullen Webb

Sex. Alcohol. Nudity. More sex and alcohol.

The super bowl ads were full of all that garbage. Thankfully the host of the party had DVR so we could pause and fast forward all the crap.

What makes things worse is that the following ad was denied because it was too religious and offensive:

It leaves me speechless.  They allowed the ad to be viewed in 2-3 states, but the content wasn’t appropriate for a national audience.  I would go on about how this angers me, why this is wrong, and how it’s inconsistent, but I’m sure the gears in your head are turning too.

I’m thinking about what I want to do next year.  I’m offended by the secular ads, so maybe I wont watch the game.  Maybe I’ll write a few letters about how I cannot watch ads that worship sex.

Imagine a day when the ads were clean again.  It’s possible.  We just need to pray about it.

-Cullen Webb

P.S.  If even the mention of John 3:16 offends the world, then why am I, a Christian representing the Messiah, not offending the world?

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5th February
2011
written by Cullen Webb

This wasn’t meant to be a serious post.  I just saw a very funny video by Julian Smith that I wanted to post with a few scripture verses.

Isaiah 47:10
“For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.”

Daniel 12:4
“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.”

I have been struck by the incredible amount of knowledge available today.  You would think we’d be a very smart people because of it.  But for some reason we haven’t tapped even a fraction of the information available to us.  I believe that if you gave a determined person access to Google or Wikipedia they could obtain the equivalent to a college degree in a very short time.

80% of the world’s total knowledge has been brought forth in the last decade and 90% of all the scientists who have ever lived are alive today.

It’s all at our fingertips now.

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27th January
2011
written by Cullen Webb

My family has been upgrading their phones recently.  I’m a huge fan of Google, so when they asked me to help pick a few out, I pointed towards Android devices.  Mine hasn’t come in the mail yet, but I’ve been able to geek out on my parents phones.

I’ve been spending this time in awe of how such a small device can be so efficient and connected with things around it.  I’m not that old, but I remember when you could hurt your arm trying to pull the antenna out on the older generation phones.

I’ve been thinking about how clever we are to have harnessed the power of the sun, wind, and water.  We have cars that can travel miles in minutes, buildings scraping the sky, and medicine to cure illness.

And then I looked in the mirror and caught a glimpse of my eye.  I watched as it instantly reacted to different levels of light. How it seamlessly, and without my command, adapted to give me vision.

Instant humility.

We don’t even come close.  As Thomas Edison said, “We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.”

Jeremiah 1:5-6
“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.  Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.”

-Cullen Webb

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19th January
2011
written by Cullen Webb

I don’t know a whole lot about Gov. Robert Bentley. In fact, I just heard about him today. I don’t know what his political and spiritual views are, but this is less about him than it is about how people have responded to his faith.

Almost immediately after his inauguration he made this statement: “Anybody here today who has not accepted Jesus Christ as their savior, I’m telling you, you’re not my brother and you’re not my sister, and I want to be your brother,”

Is it a little harsh? Yeah, I guess. But people are missing the point when they accuse him of being biased towards Christians. When two Christians meet they have an immediate friendship and ‘brotherhood’ because their Lord and Savior are the same person.

It’s not that non-Christians have less value or are unimportant. It’s about the family of the church. We may disagree about doctrinal beliefs, but what family can you name that doesn’t have it’s own quarrels?

This statement by Bentley wasn’t a political one. He was reaching out with his faith. If he truly hated the non-Christians, he wouldn’t have said anything about Jesus at all.

-Cullen Webb

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