Posts Tagged ‘America’

5th May
2010
written by Cullen Webb

Here is a fantastic video depicting the inconsistent laws in place to protect animals and even flowers from being killed, all the while leaving our children vulnerable to abortion.

It covers a great many other points, all of which I agree with.

I still plan on writing my own remarks concerning abortion, but this will do for now.

-Cullen Webb

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2nd May
2010
written by Cullen Webb

I was given the privilege of speaking at a Revival in Indiana. The pastor is the man who got my dad interested in the Church of God, Indiana.

The meetings all went great, and the Spirit of God was undeniable. But I walked away with a new perspective on church, and realized just how many traditions I have come to accept without even realizing it. I just wrote a post a little while ago rebuking many traditions in the Catholic church, all the while being a hypocrite.

So here is a list of un-biblical things that our country knowingly or unknowingly accepts in the Church.

#1 – The Building

Is there something wrong with the body of Christ owning a building designated for worship? Nope. This isn’t about wrong or counter-biblical traditions, but simply UN-biblical traditions. Things we have that was never expected, mentioned or needed in the New Testament.

The Church used to be based in the homes of the congregation. Normally changing in location week to week. The Amish have kept this aspect of the early Church going to this day.

I don’t think it’d be a bad idea to go without a gym or fancy equipment that can distract. The idea of a home-based Church is almost attractive to me. But the impact and ministry of these things are phenomenal.

#2 – Pastors

Odd, eh?

But the Church of the early days did not have a designated leader per congregation. Each had a table of “elders” who would share the burden and take turns speaking and sharing.

Of course, we have a variety of boards and such today in the Church, but I think it is very easy to have too many people in leadership. Any pastor can attest to this, I am sure.

#3 – Multitudes

Jesus had only 12 in his “congregation” if you don’t mind me calling it that. And most of the spiritual meetings in the NT were only a dozen or so. Since then we have grown accustomed to hundreds if not thousands of members in our Churches.

Of course, it is POSSIBLE for those congregations to have peace and love amongst them, but it is no doubt much more difficult. Keeping a close relationship with a thousand other people every week doesn’t sound like a day of rest to me, personally.

#4 – Schedule

Step #1 – Have worship
Step #2 – Have offering
Step #3 – Listen to sermon
Step #4 – Worship more
Step #5 – Leave

Although structure is not a bad thing at all, and it is obvious that our God is a God of order, this wasn’t what the early Church did. They would meet with great enthusiasm as nobody knew what the Holy Spirit would do next.

#5 – Denominations

This is an obvious one.

Although I don’t give a wooden nickle about whether your are Church of God, Methodist, Baptist or any of that, a great many people do. I have heard stories about people “shunning” others simply because their label.

Something my dad often quotes (I don’t know the source) is:
“Labels either fall off on the way to Heaven or burn off on the way to Hell.”

God bless,
Cullen Webb

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29th April
2010
written by Cullen Webb

In celebration of The National Day of Prayer, the pentagon invited Evangelist Franklin Graham to speak at an event.

But on Thursday the Army informed the public that he would no longer be allowed to speak at the event, because of a remark that he made 9 years ago.

What kind of remark, do you suppose, could prevent a Godly man from preaching at a prayer event? Especially after all these years?

He said that Islam was evil.

That’s it. That’s all he said. No death threats, no racist comments, no terrorist talk. He called a religion, that flew planes into the twin towers, evil. And that got him kicked out of the pentagon.

We are at WAR with Islam, and we can’t even throw a verbal attack at it. The army is using a LOT more than sticks and stones against them, killing many, and we are told “shh” when we use words.

Col. Tom Collins was the spokesmen who stated “Our message to our service and civilian work force is about the need for diversity and appreciation of all faiths.”

So, in other words, accept them as you blow them up.

If this country were half Muslim and half Christian, there would be instant civil war. And the Christians would not be the ones to start it. And I have proof! At this very moment there are Christians living in foreign countries like Iraq and Afghanistan. They are the ones being persecuted, not the Muslims.

If this country were half Atheist and half Muslim, we would still have war. Anybody who is not Muslim is to be killed in Jihad.

And this is not radical Islam, mind you. This is deeply embedded in their faith. I dare you to peak at the Koran, and you will see what I am talking about.

Oh, how this upsets me. They can’t just be anti-Christian anymore. They have to be hypocritical too. We can’t pray in school but they can kill Americans.

If you don’t believe Islam is evil, read this: http://www.nationpains.com/blog/?p=232

-Cullen Webb

P.S I guess this means I’ll never speak at the Pentagon. Can’t say that I’m upset.

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29th March
2010
written by Cullen Webb

A man is giving us an appraisal right now. Boy he knows politics. Although I do not agree with everything He says (Marijuana for example,) He has a lot to say that I do.

For example: the purpose of the government. I have always said that they should only be responsible for our border, our military, our roads and our law enforcement. not our farming, our health care, our hospitals or anything else like that. So when they start all these programs they need a way to fund it. And here is how they do it:

The inheritance tax.
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge T ax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Sales Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service      Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local      Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge=2      0Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring      Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

None of these were in existence 100 years ago. I understand that some of them were unnecessary like gasoline taxes. but still, they should go.

-Cullen Webb

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24th March
2010
written by Cullen Webb

Sounds like an odd statement huh? But it’s true. He no longer has control over his own words!

Take a look at this:

I realize that they put forth a lot of effort, but I do not appreciate the fact that they can control what his word is and is not used for. For those of you who cannot read the image, this is what it says:

When quotations from the NIV are used in non-saleable media, such as church bulletins, orders of service, posters, transparencies or similar media, a complete copyright notice is not required but the initials (NIV) must appear at the end of each quotation.

Quotations and/or reprints in excess of five hundred (500) verses, or other permission requests, must be directed to, and approved in writing by, International Bible Society.

All rights reserved.

Am I just silly, or is this wrong? From what I understand the NKJV is the same way. How can they gather the nerve to put a Copyright on the Word of God?! I don’t care how much work they put into it, they didn’t write it in the first place.

Proverbs 30:6
“Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”

Obviously God doesn’t like it when people meddle with his things.

*sigh*

Oh well. I am interested in your thoughts on the matter though.
-Cullen Webb

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22nd March
2010
written by Cullen Webb

Okay, I admit it. I am not a political genius. Not even a little bit. In fact, my views go little beyond what Rush Limbough or Glenn Beck have announced.

So I may be approaching this a little close minded. But then again, my reason has nothing to do with the actual bill.

The #1 reason the bill should not have passed is because the people did not want it to. The majority of American civilians have been crying out against this, yet they forced it into our lives.

So much for freedom, eh?

Now, how is this different from the smoking ban in Michigan, which I support? Well, the current health care that just got eradicated isn’t hurting anybody. Or at least not a viable amount of people, and certainly not as many as the new one will (in my opinion.)

I haven’t been this upset about politics in while. Off goes the radio.

-Cullen Webb

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16th February
2010
written by Cullen Webb

I have always said that having a smoking section in a restaurant is like having a pee section in a pool. The dangers of second hand smoking, over hyped or not, are real. In light of this fact Gov. Granholm  has passed a smoke-free law making it illegal to smoke indoors in most of Michigan. Among the few exceptions are the Casinos and Cigar Clubs in Detroit.

Question: is this a violation of our freedom?

I think not. Although the ability to smoke will be taken away from many of our citizens, the health of just as many will be protected. Besides, is it not illegal to smoke marijuana? I would like somebody to tell me why that is illegal, yet smoking in general is not.

Narcotics are addictive, expensive and destructive.
Cigarettes are addictive, expensive and destructive.

Get them both out or neither one. Be consistent in your laws, draw a straight line.

I was worried at first that this law may come too close to violating our freedoms. But when I heard that it only prohibits indoor smoking I saw how health oriented it was, and how it could not be abused.

My brother brought up the point that a man out in the middle of a field smoking would not affect anybody. He should therefore not have his right taken away from him. The outdoors-only detail edifies that.

What do you think? Good or bad law? Is this big Government?

Thanks for reading.
-Cullen Webb

P.S. It takes effect May 1st.

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13th November
2009
written by Cullen Webb

This video was recently featured on tangle.
It will blow you out of the water as it reveals the aggressive increase in the Islamic population.

Growing up in a larger than normal family has revealed a lot about what people think about having more than 2 kids. I remember hearing a pastor preach at Brooklyn, who said there was an unwritten rule to having kids:
You can only have 2, unless they are both the same gender. Then you can try again.

This is ridiculous. Look at our history! Our Nation has always supported large families. Scripture reveals that it is Gods plan for a family. Referring to children as “arrows” in our quiver.

You will have a larger impact in this world through your children than you ever will preaching, evangelizing, working, or leading.

If you happen to be one of the many who believe that a family should be kept down to size, stop talking like that. Go ahead and live that way, but don’t expect anyone else to kill off our belief system and dwindle our numbers. Stop raising doubts about the financial possibility of a large family. As if God wouldn’t support them.

I better not talk about Abortion in this post. I’m saving that one.

-Cullen Webb

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9th November
2009
written by Cullen Webb

Imagine seeing that in your headlines.

No, it has not yet happened. But I was speaking today with my Grandmother about his declining health, and she brought up the fact that we have been losing a lot of good preachers recently.
Where will America go, once these spiritual leaders have passed. If we think things are bad now, what will happen when Billy is gone?

I think things will get better.

2 Kings 2:9
And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

Elisha received a double portion of Gods anointing on Elijah. What do you think would be the effects of that? Let us look at the miracles preformed and experienced by both.

Elijah:

  • Causing the rain the cease for 3 1/2 years (1 Kings 17:1)
  • Being fed by the ravens (1 Kings 17:4)
  • Miracle of the barrel of meal and cruse of oil (1 Kings 17:14)
  • Resurrection of the widow’s son (1 Kings 17:22)
  • Calling of fire from heaven on the altar (1 Kings 18:38)
  • Causing it to rain (1 Kings 18:45)
  • Prophecy that Ahab’s sons would all be destroyed (1 Kings 21:22)
  • Prophecy that Jezebel would be eaten by dogs (1 Kings 21:23)
  • Prophecy that Ahaziah would die of his illness (2 Kings 1:4)
  • Calling fire from heaven upon the first 50 soldiers (2 Kings 2:10)
  • Calling fire from heaven upon the second 50 soldiers (2 Kings 2:12)
  • Parting of the Jordan (2 Kings 2:8)
  • Prophecy that Elisha should have a double portion of his spirit (2 Kings 2:10)
  • Being caught up to heaven in a whirlwind (2 Kings 2:11)

Elisha:

  • Parting of the Jordan (2 Kings 2:14)
  • Healing of the waters (2 Kings 2:21)
  • Curse of the she bears (2 Kings 2:24)
  • Filling of the valley with water (2 Kings 3:17)
  • Deception of the Moabites with the valley of blood (2 Kings 3:22)
  • Miracle of the vessels of oil (2 Kings 4:4)
  • Prophecy that the Shunammite woman would have a son (2 Kings 4:16)
  • Resurrection of the Shunammite’s son (2 Kings 4:34)
  • Healing of the gourds (2 Kings 4:41) 
  • Miracle of the bread (2 Kings 4:43)
  • Healing of Naaman (2 Kings 5:14)
  • Perception of Gehazi’s transgression (2 Kings 5:26)
  • Cursing Gehazi with leprosy (2 Kings 5:27)
  • Floating of the axe head (2 Kings 6:6)
  • Prophecy of the Syrian battle plans (2 Kings 6:9)
  • Vision of the chariots (2 Kings 6:17)
  • Smiting the Syrian army with blindness (2 Kings 6:18)
  • Restoring the sight of the Syrian army (2 Kings 6:20)
  • Prophecy of the end of the great famine (2 Kings 7:1)
  • Prophecy that the scoffing nobleman would see, but not partake of, the abundance (2 Kings 7:2)
  • Deception of the Syrians with the sound of chariots (2 Kings 7:6)
  • Prophecy of the seven-year famine (2 Kings 8:1)
  • Prophecy of Benhadad’s untimely death (2 Kings 8:10)
  • Prophecy of Hazael’s cruelty to Israel (2 Kings 8:12)
  • Prophecy that Jehu would smite the house of Ahab (2 Kings 9:7)
  • Prophecy that Joash would smite the Syrians at Aphek (2 Kings 13:17)
  • Prophecy that Joash would smite Syria thrice but not consume it (2 Kings 13:19)
  • Resurrection of the man touched by his bones (2 Kings 13:21)

Surrounding Elijah’s life was 14 miracles. Surrounding Elisha’s life, was 28 miracles. A perfect double.

Imagine that the day Graham passes away, an Evangelist or a humble Christian somewhere becomes anointed two-fold by God. Imagine it were so for every pastor, every evangelist, and every minister.

Scriptures reveal that in the end times, there will be an unprecedented outpouring of the holy spirit. Will this be why?
Good times are ahead of us.

-Cullen Webb

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29th October
2009
written by Cullen Webb

A couple years ago I did not know too awful much about the Church of Mormon. My only piece of knowledge was that they wrote a book, and added it to the Bible. That in itself turned my heart against them.

Every word of God [is] pure: he [is] a shield unto them that put their trust in him.Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
Proverbs 30:6

Let us take a look at some of their beliefs, and how they compare to the un-altered word of God.

The Trinity – Not so Trinity:
It is Mormon teaching that the Godhead (Father, Spirit and Son) is not a united being, but actually 3 different people.
Christianity teaches that there is only one God. And he is complete in three forms, found in this verse:

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Matthew 28:19

God in Flesh:
Mormonism teaches that God is in physical form. An actual person.

God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth.
John 4:24

Salvation by Works: (more…)

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