A daily Christian thought from:
ACP, The Church for the American Christian who is a Patriot
Pro-Christ, Pro-Life, Pro-Constitution.
34 Duck Pond Road
Harrison, Maine, USA

Pastor Rev. Robert M. Celeste ACP/MCAC
Associate Pastor Mr. Steve Burzlaff

Why do you tithe?

Monday March 7th, 2005
What is your reason for tithing? Do you tithe because you are grateful for what Jesus has done on the cross for you and you want to fund the very church or organization that brought His wonderful news of salvation to you? Or is it that you tithe to make yourself feel good or maybe out of a sense of duty or obligation? If, this coming Sunday, the Pastor or whoever in the church calls for the collection, forgot to ask, or they simply didn''t have a collection, would you return home with your tithe in your pocket?

What if your Pastor announced that he could no longer be part of the government approved church system and was therefore voluntary withdrawing himself and the church from 501©©)3 status, therefore making your tithing and contributions no longer tax deductible? Would you still tithe? At the same level?

What if you found out that the pro-life groups you are now supporting were not pro-life, would you continue to support them? What if you found out that your church was in fact not pro-life, would you continue to tithe to it?

Last year, Christians in the US, gave over 100 million dollars to various pro-life organizations. Organization like the American Center for Law and Justice, and Concerned Woman for America. I''m not saying this was all the money given those groups and others like them, no, that is the amount of money given when they called and pleaded for money to save the life of the baby in the womb. That 100 million also includes much of what was donated to the various right to life groups such as Maine Right To Life and the national Right To Life organizations. Yet are they really Pro-Life? Are they in it for the money or in it to end abortion?

Now, I want to tell you, the American Center for Law and Justice is a great organization, and I will continue to support them, even though I now know that they are not truly Pro-Life. The same with Concerned Women for America, but as for Maine Right to Life and the national Right to Life organization, well, they no longer have links from our link pages, and they will be seeing no more checks from me, my family or from the Church for the American Christian Patriot.

How does Jesus define truth and lies? Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:

But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: Nor by the earth; for it is His footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil. (Matthew 5:33-37 ACP/KJV)

James. The half brother of Jesus, has this to say: But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation. (James 5:12 ACP/KJV)

When an individual, a Pastor, a church, organization or even a politician says they are pro-life, yet, do not even support that which would end abortion, they are not telling the truth, they are swearing falsely. Kind of like US politicians swearing to uphold the Constitution of the Untied States. I always get a kick out of that, for you have the vast majority swearing to uphold something they have never read and could care less about with their hand on a Bible they have never opened and could care even less about than they do the Constitution.

On February 2nd, 2005, Congressman Duncan Hunter along with 36 other memebers of Congress introduced HR-552, a bill that would end abortion, cloning and most stem cell research in the United States. It doesn''t only end a procedure or two, it ends all abortions, all cloning and all stem cell research that requires the killing of a fertilized egg. What Congressman Hunters bill, HR-552 does is give the full protection of the Constitution to all babies in the womb, by declaring that life begins at the moment of conception regardless of how that conception takes place.

HR-552 is the most pro-life bill to ever be introduced, yet, we have been unable to find any pro-life groups supporting it. We have been unable to find even one church in Maine, aside from Cornerstone Gospel in Naples, Maine that has even alluded to it from their pulpit. We have found no mention of it on the web sites of the Maine Right To Life, or National Right To Life, or Concerned Woman For America, or the American Center For law and Justice, etc.

When churches, groups and politicians, pastors and individuals use the claim of being pro-life to raise funds, sound good, or to muster votes, while ignoring the only secular bill to end abortion, you can draw two conclusions, maybe three. First, they are not pro-life, second they are in it for the money and not the life of the baby in the womb, and third they are lying.

I'm going to close with two verses of scripture that deal with these individuals who claim to be pro-life, but are not. Both are direct quotes taken form Jesus, God who came down from heaven to earth as a baby in the womb.

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the One, and love the other; or else he will hold to the One, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Matthew 6:24 ACP/KJV)

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. (John 8:44 ACP/KJV)

Just as you can not be a Christian without being Born Again, neither can you be pro-life and not support the only piece of legislation that ends abortion.

Follow up info:
Abortion and the Christian Home: Full Thought by Steve Burlalff
Do you care enough to miss...: Full Thought by Rev. Bob Celeste
You are either Pro-Life or pro-abortion: Full Thought by Rev. Bob Celeste
Official US Govt, website for HR-552: HR-552

Please Lord hear the screams of the baby in the womb and protect him. Shut up those wombs who would kill their babies Lord and do to the abortionists and his and her supporters what the abortionist does to the baby in the womb Lord. In Jesus name we ask. Amen.


The Lord bless you all and may He heal Mel's eyes and Myra's ears. May He be with Colby as he has now arrived at Paris Island and strted boot camp, A Christian babe amongst many a wolf. Amen.

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May the Lord understand the importance of Mac, Cecily, Steve, and Rev. Jim Marstaller to this ministry. Lord I need them both healthy and able to continue to hold up their ends. Lord this cancer of Mac's is starting to get in the way, this ministry needs him whole, just a thought Lord, is all it will take, just a thought on Your part.

There is a young man, a veteran who suffers from some kind of chemical weapon exposure, in a Veterans hospital in Colorado, he is young, and he is Saved, yet his wife just abandoned him. Please pray for him, Lord, help him and deal with her and those who hurt him, we ask this of the Father in Your name Lord Jesus, amen.

The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with and bless you all, amen.

The difference between a true preacher and a false preacher comes down to this. The true preacher uses God's word to convict of sin, the false preacher twist God's word to justify sin. The Lord our God, Christ Jesus be with you always, amen.


The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with you all and please keep your pastor and me in your prayers. Amen. My prayer daily is "Lord please bless those tenfold who bless me."

Pray for my friend Mac, pray for Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage. While the Lord does not need the platforms and audiences that Rush, Sean and Michael have, they, Rush, Sean and Michael and their audiences need the Lord.

Pray for the President, pray for Attorney General John Ashcroft, pray for me, pray for all those who open their mouths or take pen in hand in an effort to sway public opinion.

The Lord God of the Universe, Messiah Y'shua be with you all, amen.

It is better to be a horse fly in the stables of the Lord Jesus than the CEO of hell.

All Scripture quoted, in both sermons and daily thoughts, except when done by a guest, is from the ACP/authorized 1611 King James Version. The words in red are those quotes of God the Son, the Lord Jesus and the words in purple are those qoutes spoken directly by God the Father and the words in this sickly greenish color are of satan. But all of the Bible is spoken by God and should be viewed as God's handbook for us to run our lives by 2 Timothy 3:16.

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