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ACP, The Church for the American Christian who is a Patriot
Pro-Christ, Pro-Life, Pro-Constitution.
34 Duck Pond Road
Harrison, Maine, USA
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Pastor Rev. Robert Celeste ACP/MCAC

Mr. Steve Burzlaff, Elizebeth, Kentucky

Rev. Jim Marstaller Special Monthly Guest Pastor, Pastor of CornerStone Gospel Church in Naples, Maine


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Thoughts run from January 3rd, 2005 at the top through December 31th, 2005 at the bottom.

Monday January 3rd, 2005

Three things, maybe four.


Today, if you don't mind, I would like, since it is the beginning of the new year, the year of our Lord 2,005, to hit on three and if time permits four things. The first thing I want to do is cover the Lords Prayer. Let us look at the context first and then the prayer itself. The context of the prayer is that Jesus' inner circle, His Apostles had, as they were walking, said to Him, "Lord, teach us to pray as John taught his Apostles how to pray." (Luke 10:1 ACP/KJV) Jesus's response to them was: ...

Wednesday January 5th, 2005

Actions have consequences.


With each action, there IS a reaction. Whether we like it or not, we are responsible for our actions. To dramatically show you what I'm talking about, I want to tell you a story and then show you a very brief movie and then get back to the thought. Off the coast of Puerto Rico is a little island called Vieques. This little island had been used for around seventy five years as a Navy aerial and sea target range, it was also used by the Maine Corp as a life fire training area. From about 1963 on, a group of Puerto Ricans with support from the leftist in our body politic, the infamous Republic hating ACLU, and Hollywood, set out to kick the Navy and the Marine Corps out. Well, right after President Bush took office, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld gave them their wish and ended all Navy and Marine operations on Vieques. Shortly after that, there was a huge "Navy and Marine Corps out of Puerto Rico" party held and attended by all of the big mucky mucks in the Puerto Rican government. Not long afterwards, Secretary Rumsfeld announced that the Navy would be closing the Roosevelt Roads Naval Air Station in Puerto Rico. With no target range, what need of the air base was there? Now the Governor of Puerto Rico and others are lamenting the loss of 1200 civilian jobs, 700 military jobs and three hundred million dollars. ...

Friday January 7th, 2005 Tying it all together

Our Father our King.


Close your eyes for a minute and picture yourself on the hills above a small village in Israel. The time is Rosh Hashanah - New Year (Jewish calendar) prior to the birth of CHRIST, but after the death of Abraham. You hear the blowing of a Shophar. to hear horn in the distance. As the Shophar sounds you repeat the following prayer: Our Father, our King, renew unto us a happy year. Our Father, our King, annul every severe decree concerning us. Our Father, our King, annul the designs of those who hate us. Our Father, our King, frustrate the counsel of our enemies. Our Father, our King, stay the mouths of our adversaries and...

Monday January 10th, 2005

Jesus shall deliver His from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in Him.


Last week this news broke on WorldNetDaily "In a new video to be distributed to 61,000 schools across the nation, homosexual activists are using popular children's TV characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Barney the dinosaur to surreptitiously indoctrinate young children into their lifestyle, a pro-family activist group charges. Based on the 1970s hit song "We Are Family," the video will be distributed to public and private elementary schools nationwide March 11, along with lesson plans for teachers, points out the American Family Association. The distribution, sponsored by FedEx, will coincide with the video's broadcast March 11 on Nickelodeon, PBS, and the Disney Channel in celebration of the proposed National We Are Family Day." You can read the entire article at the World Net Daily site or in tomorrow's Christian-news-in-maine.com. WrodNetDaily full article In Daniel chapter eleven we read about the anti-Christ, there is no better description of him in the Bible than what we see here in Daniel 11:16-37 we ...

Wednesday January 12th, 2005

Questions, questions, questions, and even more questions.


We preachers always seem so sure of ourselves. Don't you wonder if we ever have questions? We do, or let me say, I do. Wanna see some of my ponderings? Some of my questions? Some of the things I go to Lord over with a "Huh?"? As we do, keep in mind these are not all of my questions and most of them I have no absolute answer for, some I do, some I'm not 100% sure of, so I lean towards the side that is most conservative. Does Christ hate all Roman Catholics or just those who evangelize and/or just those who are part of the hierarchy of the cult of Roman Catholicism? Should we be burning witches, stoning homosexuals and shooting abortionist? Can a person, who is not a true Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb bond servant of the Lord Jesus Christian get into heaven? How strict is God? Let's start with the easy ones, the ones I am sure of the answers. Question: Can a person, who is not a true Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb bond servant of the Lord Jesus Christian get into heaven? Answer: The answer to this is of ultimate importance, for it is the very reason we evangelize. The answer is NO! And we need go no further than the Gospel of John to absolutely prove that. ...

Friday January 14th, 2005

Satanic Attack


This is not what I planned on writing for today. This week our family experienced what could only be a satanic attack directed against all of us, but especially against me. Pastor Bob told me to be prepared, and I thought I was, but little did I know the ways of the devil when he sets his sights on you. He will find a weakness and exploit it for his own uses, all the while convincing you nothing is wrong. Only when you realize what is happening and summons help does he start to end the assault and even then he does so with great reluctance. First and foremost, we must remember that satan is not all powerful. He is a very powerful adversary; however, God does not leave us to fend for ourselves without His benevolent protection. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. (Ephesians 6:10 KJV) We have to remember, that and be strong, remembering that He is on our side. We are told to "be strong and resist the devil." We are not told to "arm ourselves and go fight the devil" Why not? The answer is simple, our salvation has already been won by the blood of CHRIST dying for us on the Cross. ...

Monday January 17th, 2005

John 11:35 Jesus wept.


If your grandparents went to a public school, than your great grandparents made Jesus weep. If your parents went to a public school, than your grandparents learned nothing from the mistakes of their parents and they made Jesus weep. If you were sent to a public school, than your parents were every bit as blinded as their parents and grandparents and were the cause of Jesus weeping. And if you are sending your children to a public school in this day and age, than you too are responsible for this: As a Christian parent, God has entrusted you with children. I am going to list proof that the public schools are an outright disaster, that they are responsible for the ills of society today to an extent almost equal to the responsibility and percentage of blame laid at the foot of the pulpit. This country was endowed, by God, with a fantastic one of a kind Constitution, it guaranteed hereunto unbelievable and unattainable rights to the citizens of this country, yet, what child attending a public school over the last 80 years has learned that we are a Constitutional Republic not a socialist, communist, fascist democracy? Our rights were not taken from us by some giant army of another nation, no we have surrendered them through ignorance of our own government and that ignorance is due to the lies, deceit and garbage taught in the politically correct, freedom and Christ hating public schools of this nation. The teaching of simple arithmetic has been so dismal in our public schools that children can not reason that money is better ...

Wednesday January 19th, 2005

Let us pray for President Bush.


If you listened to my old friend Rush Limbaugh yesterday, and yes Rush is indeed and old friend, how I wish he were a brother as well, but alas, that is in his hands. But, if you were to have listened to him, Sean Hannity, or any of the others radio talk show host, you would have come to the knowledge that there are those in the body politic that hate President bush every bit as much and with every bit the zeal as Osama Bin Laden. If you spent anytime yesterday reading any of the new media reports, WorldNetDaily, Christian-news-in-maine.com, the Drudge Report, News Max, FreeRepublic.com, etc, you would realize that there are those in the liberal media that hate President Bush every bit as much as the terrorist in who cut off heads in Iraq. If, by chance, you happened to be listening or watching the Senate interrogation of Secretary of State nominee Condi Rice, you...

Sunday January 23rd, 2005 How do I/we know I/we are in love?
Many a teen is faced with that question. In today's promiscuous, easy going, everything goes society teens are not taught to wait for marriage, they are told, "it is ok, if you love someone". It isn't, pre-marital sex is wrong, it is just as wrong as adultery is. While neither are wrong in the eyes of the secular world, both are absolutely wrong in the eyes of God. Making love should be reserved for those who are married and then only with each other, one man and one woman, a husband and a wife, a dad and a mom. ...

What a Friend I have in Jesus... Monday January 24th, 2005
The song you have playing in the background is entitled "What a Friend we have in Jesus." It is a nice song, don't you think? Doesn't it bring a certain peace to you, knowing that you have such a wonderful, all forgiving, all caring, all willing to serve you Friend? Let's take a minute to read the words to this beautiful song that brings us so much peace. ...

The new breed.

Wednesday January 26th, 2005


Ah, the new media, versus the old media. The old media, the old guard, the old breed are smarting after being creamed in the last election. They are not only upset, mad and fit to be tied, they are totally and emphatically confused, bewildered and bewitched. They still haven't figured out what happened. So, instead of sitting down and getting to know where they went wrong and the new breed went right, they instead call names. Ted Turner, the leftist who owns Communist News Network, has called Fox News 'Hitler". The big mucky mucks in New York along with a little help from Michael Moore have labeled every state that went for George Bush, Jesus land. As if that were an insult. But, think about it, if the states that went for George Bush, a self professing Born Again Christian, pro-life, pro-Republic President are Jesus land, are not the states that went for anti-Christ, pro-abortion, Republic hating John F. Kerry, satan land? ...

God will answer your prayer

– all you have to do is ask. Friday January 28th, 2005
And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. Matthew 21:22 (KJV) Here God promises to answer "all things" which are the things we ask for in the name of Jesus and have backed up by God's promise to back us in our faith. And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you....

So, you claim to be a Christian businessman.

Monday January 31st, 2005


There are many out there who claim to be either a Christian businessman, policeman, lawyer, doctor, politician, school teacher or other who is in a position of authority within the secular world. If you are in a position of authority within the secular world and you are successful, you are either one who has mastered the verse: Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. (Matthew 10:16 ACP/KJV) or you may just want to sit down and re-evaluate your claim to be a Christian. If you are not successful, and seem to run into one obstacle after another, you are in all probability a Christian who has mastered, as so many of us have, being harmless as doves, but have not or can not be a wise as serpents. Before truly giving my life to the Lord Jesus, before I got on my knees and begged Him to let me be His slave, I was in business. I called myself a Christian, but I wasn't, I was a member of the cult of Roman Catholicism. And the world rewarded me, but now, as a Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian, a dedicated bond servant to the Lord Jesus, one who knows that it is better to be a horse fly in the stables of Jesus than it is to be the CEO of hell, I cannot do the things ...

THE WORD OF GOD IS LIVING

Wednesday February 2nd, 2005
Sermon by: Rev. Jim Marstaller pastor of the Cornerstone Gospel Church in Naples, Maine "Sanctify them by truth, Thy Word is truth." John 17:17 "You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free." Another saint added, ''but first the truth makes you miserable.'' I don't intend to add anything to Scripture yet the Word of God is sharper than any two-edged sword and it can hurt before it accomplishes its cleansing effect as it lays us bare before the holy God.Psalm 119 has 176 verses. It is a fascinating portion of Scripture which declares much about the Word of God. There are several times that meditation and delight occur side by side. They are contained in the following:15 I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways....

Abortion and the Christian Home

Friday February 4th, 2005
Associate Pastor Mr. Steve Burzlaff

The 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion in America is simply about killing, but it is not only about the wanton killing of the 40+ million unborn children who have been sacrificed on the altar of expediency. Our Christian brothers and sisters cry out at the rising cry of these innocent ones fashioned in the likeness of God. Looking beyond this is another cry: the cry of a collapsing society. Not only did Roe vs. Wade show a symptom of that collapse it was catalyst the accelerated collapse. It virtually is a sign of the death of Christian culture as shown in the foundation of our society, the family. We used to have a culture in which godly men led, provided for, and protected their families and with the goals of raising godly generations. Roe vs. Wade has undermined the family by the destruction of family order....

Dear Cory

Monday February 7th, 2005
So, you say, "who is Cory?" Funny you should ask, I was just going to tell you who Cory is anyhow, but since you've beat me to it and asked, I'll get right to it and introduce Cory to you. Cory is a youngster that attends Pastor Jim Marstaller's Cornerstone Gospel Church in Naples, Maine. He is a young boy, actually I guess I'd best say, young man, who is currently at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Paris Island. Cory has gotten in with a pretty good crowd of Boots, they spend a few minutes each evening in prayer together and in the discussion of things to do with Christ. So, I have decided to write him a letter, and to share that letter with you guys on ChristianPatriot.com. So, let me start again. Dear Cory, How ya doing lad? I guess I should let you know that this letter to you, is well, not to very private, for you see it was been posted on ChristianPatriot.com as a daily thought on February 7th, 2005. By the time you read it, it will have been read by maybe 47,000...

Virginia passes a law about low cut pants.

Wednesday February 9th, 2005
Over the last day or so one of the big news stories on the internet has been a new law in Virginia, it is a law that makes it illegal to wear pants cut so low as to show ones underwear. This law carries with it a fine of $50.00. I want you to take a minute and think about that for a minute. The state of Virginia, the politicians of Virginia, have found it necessary to step in and make a law prohibiting people from wearing pants cut so low that they show their underwear. Now think about this, it is the politicians who have come to the realization that all of this low cut pant stuff is bordering on nudity is offensive. We are not talking about pillars of society here, we are talking about the people who have brought you legislation legalizing infanticide, legislation to legalize homosexual behavior. Not pillars of society by any stretch of the imagination. It is politicians who have brought us legalized gambling, legalized everything, opened the air waves to pornography and yet, these self same politicians are starting to say 'enough is enough'. Now I'm going to ask you to ponder two questions. First, what in the world would possess a father to let his teen aged sons and daughters go out in public wearing pants cut so low as to show their underwear? Second: what in the world would possess a husband to allow his wife out in public wearing pants cut so low that the entire world could see her underwear? I think the answer to both questions is simple, to much of the world gets married for all the wrong reasons. They do not get married out of love, hey, if they loved one another...

What else would I tell Cory?

Friday February 11th, 2005
You may remember that just this past Monday, I wrote and open letter to Cory, a young Marine Recruit at Paris Island, South Carolina, USA. In that open letter, of which I was really praying that it would be either a guide or a refresher course on Salvation to all of you too, I gave Cory the absolute minimum that one could do for a dying man when that dying man was not, a true Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian. Today we are going to write to Cory again, this time we are going to cover, what to do next,if the Lord has decided to leave that wounded man in your care for a few moments more. Where do you go next, what do you say? Why don't all of you look on as I cover that inthis, today's letter to Cory. ...

Do you care enough to miss a few meals?

Monday February 14th, 2005 Most people call it, an ‘unborn child'. I want you to think about that for a moment if you would. ‘Unborn child'? Yes, that which is in the womb of a mom is a child, it is a baby, and I guess if you really thought about it, it is a baby that simply has not been born yet, so, in fact it is an ‘unborn baby'. But, let's go a bit deeper with our thinking, let's really think what it is that we so callously call an ‘unborn baby'. Is it not a baby? Is it not really a baby in the womb? Would we not be more accurate if we, instead of referring to it, as an ‘unborn baby', instead referred to him or her as a baby in the womb? Let me paint a word picture for you, describing what most of Christiandom simply calls an ‘unborn baby': A baby boy or a baby girl trapped in his or her mom's womb with nowhere to run, nowhere to hide and no one, other than mom, to protect him or her. The baby in the womb, a baby in what should be the safest place on earth, sleeping soundly in the supposed safety of his or her moms womb, waking a bit now and again to stretch a leg or check out his or her arm, hand or finger movement. Now, isn't that more like it? Isn't it better to call little him or her a Baby in the womb, rather than just an unborn baby?...

God Wants Us To Finish

Wednesday February 16th, 2005 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. I Corinthians 9:24-27 (KJV) As we head into the weekend before Valentine's Day, husbands and future husbands needto look at love and marriage from a Biblical point of view. God wants us to win in love and marriage. That is why he has put so much about marriage and family into scripture. Whether we like it or not, we live in a world of temptations. When I drive to work in the morning I pass by adult bookstores, when I shop in stores there are magazines at the checkout counter that used to only be kept under the counter and in plain brown wrappers. Yes, I complain to the store management, I write letters to local government leaders about business licensing procedures and attend council meetings to voice my opposition, but satan is there wanting to dangle these temptations in front of us. ...

Prayer and Fasting

Friday February 18th, 2005
This past week Pastor Bob called us to fast. What do you know about a calling to fast? There are examples of fasting in both the Old and New Testaments. With what is probably the best known being CHRIST fasting for 40 days and while doing so reminded us to fast, using a simple phrase "when you fast" notice it is NOT "if you fast." There are some other examples of fasting such as Psalm 35:13 - But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom. (KJV) This past week when Pastor Bob called for a 24 hour fast for the babies in the womb. How many of you followed his example? How many of you humbled yourselves before the Lord then turned to scripture and found Ezra 8:21 ...

You are either Pro-Life or you are pro-abortion, there is no common ground!

Monday February 21st, 2005
February 21st, 2005 The day we celebrate the birth of the founder of our country, George Washington. On this day, we are going to look at abortion and how the so-called Pro-Life community seems to be made up of vipers, hypocrites and fence sitters. On February 2nd, of this year, Congressman Duncan Hunter a Pro-Life Republican from California, introduced HR-552. A bill that, the second it is signed into law, ends all abortion in the United States and her possessions. Abortion is absolutely ended. Ended with no exceptions whatsoever and with no doctors willing to perform an abortion. For a doctor or anyone else to perform or attempt to perform and abortion would be to put their own life on the line. So why haven't you heard about HR-552 from the pulpit? Why hasn't HR-552 been all over Christian radio? Why have self proclaimed strong pro-life advocates like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage ignored HR-552? Why? The answer is really simple, while they proclaim themselves to be pro-life, the total end of abortion scares them and endangers their incomes. What if they need to have a baby in the womb slaughtered? What if there is no place to get rid of those millions and millions of unwanted babies trapped in the womb? How would they legally dispose of the baby in the womb who may, according to modern medicine, be deformed or worse? You see the Pro-Life community is made up of preachers and lay people who are making money off of abortion, by protesting it. Take away this great fund raiser and you...

Invoking Psalm 109 against the enemies of God and the baby in the womb.

Wednesday February 23rd, 2005
On more than one occasion, I have mentioned that I pray to God, on behalf of the babies in the womb, and in the name of the Holy Messiah Christ Jesus, invoking Psalm 109 against those who kill little ones trapped in the womb and their allies. Before I do this publicly today, I want you to ask yourself something; Ask yourself this: "Am I one of those Bob is invoking Psalm 109 against?" Are you one of the millions who claim to be pro-life, but have done nothing to stop the wanton slaughter of millions of babies each year? Are you one of the tens of millions here in the USA that claim to be pro-life, but do not lift one finger to stop the slaughter of 1.3 million or more babies each year right in this country? Are you one of the tens of thousands who are aware of HR-552, but have not done anything to further this legislation that would end abortion? ...

Healing Scriptures.

Friday February 25th, 2005 The past weeks have been especially trying for us. My mother who at 90 has Alzheimer's Disease has taken a turn for the worse. My 90 year old father-in-law and 84 year old mother-in-law have both been to the local ER with heart related problems. At times like this I like nothing better than to turn to Scripture and read. I have included as the thought for this week a partial list of verses we have collected over the years that pertain to healing. We have lists that we carry and read as a comfort whether in hospital waiting rooms, at bedside with parents, or in the privacy of our home. I will try to include some more in coming weeks. I pray they provide someone else the comfort they have given to us. Genesis 20:17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children. (KJV) ...

Dreams and visions...

Monday February 28th, 2005
Throughout the word of God, the Holy Bible, we see references to dreams and dreamers. Now everyone dreams, and at times we all remember a dream, we have a tendency to remember scary dreams that we call nightmares. But, often times we might remember other dreams as well. Last night I had two dreams, one I don't remember, I do know it was funny, because my wife woke me up to find out what I was laughing about. I honestly don't remember. The second dream, that I know of last night, was the one that caused me to wake up 15 minutes before the alarm went off, it was a nightmare. That dream I remember. I do wish it was the funny one I remembered and not the scary one. And while I was able to tell my wife about the nightmare. I was unable to tell her about the dream that had me laughing in my sleep. For me, each mornings prayer includes these lines: "... and forgive me for the things I have said, done, thought and even dreamt that have offended Thee, for those things that I say, do, think, and dream that are offensive to Thee are sin..." Quite some time ago the vison of George Washington...

The Fiddler on the Roof...

Wednesday March 2nd, 2005
Today I would like to ask you to see a movie, not a short movie, a long one, one that runs just one minute short of three hours. The movie? The Fiddler on the Roof, a 1971 musical set in a tiny village in Russia at the time of a great purge of Russian Jews and a time when the Czarist form of government was being replaced with one much, much worse, the government of pure evil, communism. In that movie, we will learn three very important Biblical truths. 1. Actions have consequences! 2. What satan means for evil, God can and often does use for good. 3. Your personal relationship with God, what it should look like. The driving force behind communism in the world is one Karl Marx, a Jew born in Germany in 1818 to be the son of a liberal Jewish lawyer. Marx in 1842 became a member of the main stream media, working for such socialist stalwarts as the New York Tribune. His teachings were adopted, in Russia, by the educated Jews of the country, the university professors and of course the young Jewish students who attended those universities. They in turn brought these ideas to the Jewish peasants and middle class Jews. The Czar than sicced his army on the Jewish dissidents and gave all Jews, in most...

Final Hours

Friday March 4th, 2005
I don't think it is ever possible for anyone to be totally prepared for the death of a loved one. Even the family of the terminally ill cancer patient has hope for a recovery. The parents of the child injured in a car accident who is now clinically dead still have that hope. This hope must come from our faith in Jesus. Without Him there is no hope. One of the saddest stories I have heard was told by a local pastor. He was the pastor of a small church in a small rural community. There had been a death of a young man and the family asked the funeral director about a pastor for the funeral. Since our pastor had just arrived in town and knew he would be working with the funeral director he had paid a call on him. The funeral director contacted him and asked if he would conduct a funeral service for this young man. Of course the pastor could not refuse. He met with the family to find out what they wanted for the funeral. He was struck by the total helplessness and grief they showed. They had absolutely no hope of salvation of any type. They were totally devastated by the death of this young man and had no idea of salvation. The pastor said the family was not prepared ...

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 ...

Why do we have the ACP/KJV?

Wednesday March 9th, 2005
There are a number of reasons why I have undertaken to do the ACP version of the original KJV Bible. The first reason is: That by committing to going through the KJV and putting it in paragraph form with all of the pronouns that refer to God the Father, God the Son and or God the Holy Ghost both identified and capitalized. That as I got further into the study and started identifying the speaker by color code, using red for Jesus, purple for God the Father and /or God the Holy Ghost and that environmental wacko earth worshiping green for satan, that it has gotten to be an absolutely wonder Bible study for me. And that was by far the most important and driving force behind my doing it. The second reason is you: I found as I studied the Bible and started changing over from the NIV to the KJV and then in 1997 to the first of the ACP/KJV quotes with color that many of you found it to be more understandable. The third reason is: ...

Are You Prepared for Dying?

Friday March 11th, 2005
And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth": "Yea", saith the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them." --Revelation 14:13 (KJV) I am going to depart from the norm for this thought. The norm would find me asking if you were spiritually ready to go and be with CHRIST for eternity. I would like to ask you if you have physically prepared for your dying? What would happen if you were to be in an accident on the way home this evening and were killed? Have you made your house ready to go on without you? But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. 1 Timothy 5:8 (KJV) First and foremost in preparing for your death is go to God in prayer. Death is equal for all, no matter how much money you have or how much fame you bask in, you will someday die. Death is equal for all. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Hebrews 9:27 (KJV) ...

What are you doing with the gifts God has entrusted to you?

Monday March 14th, 2005
You know those horses you have? God did not give them to you so that you could hog them, no He entrusted them to you. How about you Mr. Doctor, what are you doing with your gifts, the gifts the Lord Jesus bestowed upon you that has allowed you to have a bit of wisdom, as to the operation of His greatest creation, man. What are you doing with that gift? You know God did not give it to you so that you could take a three month a year vacation and drive a Mercedes. I see you out there smirking saying, "Thank God I'm only a carpenter or a plumber, and not a doctor or a guy with horses." So what are you doing with that gift Mr. carpenter? Do you think it was by chance that you can cut a straight line? And you out there Mr. plumber, do you think your talent came from a process of evolution? No, God gave you the talent to connect the drain to the drain and the supply to the supply. So what are you doing for God with those gifts?...

Why do we seek and what should we expect?

Friday March 18th, 2005
So, when was the last time you woke up in the middle of the night, reached over put your hand on your wives head, looked up towards heaven and thanked God for her? Well, if wasn't last night it is probably because you didn't read Monday's thought, so here is the link to it. www.ChristianPatriot.com/03_14_2005.htm or your wife is unsaved, or you guys have missed some very important Biblical truths about marriage and the marriage bed. Have you ever heard the old saying, "behind every successful man is a woman pushing him along"? Well that old saying is partly true like so much of secular stuff, there is a bit of truth in it. Today we will look at the truth of what is behind every successful man. Successful, not in the eyes of the world, like Bill Gates, Ted Turner, Ted Kennedy and John Kerry. No, successful in the eyes of God, like Ovide, Dr. Bean, Jim, Larry, and Steve. ...

Why do we seek and what should we expect?

Friday March 18th, 2005
Have you asked yourself recently why you continually seek God? What do you expect from Him? Many times Christians seem to get into a rut, it is the same prayers repeated time and time again, just slightly re-worded. We need to have a retreat within ourselves, ask ourselves what we really expect of God and then seek it out. The very purpose of our lives is to seek God. It is the spirit of man longing for fellowship with God. Failure to seek God will result in a spiritual death. But through Him we will receive His life breathed back into our bodies. You do realize don't you that God promises us that if we seek Him, we shall find Him? . Gen 18:14 (KJV) Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son!...

Have we become a society of death?

Monday March 21st, 2005
Have we become a society of death? Or is it that perhaps we are becoming a society of death? For over thirty years now, abortion has been the law of the land. For some thirty plus years now it has been a legal and protected practice for a mother to take the little baby in her womb and have it killed. Not because of anything the baby did, no, simply because that little baby boy of girl might be a problem, a stumbling block in the mothers pursuit of happiness. During the last 31 years or so, over 100,000,000 babies have been murdered in the USA alone. Over one hundred million, close to one third of our current population. And now that number is going to go even higher for now, we, as a society, do not seem content to just kill the baby in the womb, no now we want a legally protected right to kill any and all who are infirm and in the way. we want to change the default from life, to death. Now, I want to start by saying some very blunt truths....

I fear we have lost our moral compass.

Wednesday March 23rd, 2005
The courts of the State of Florida and the Federal courts of the United States have sentenced a young girl to death by starvation and dehydration. She has been found guilty of no crime, she has never been able to address, question or even face her accusers. For there are no accusers, only those who would prefer she not be in the way. And while this young girl withers and dies, those on both sides of the argument line their pockets with filthy lucre. For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. (Titus 1:10-11 ACP/KJV) While the main steam media lies, the new media rakes in the cash. ABC, the New York Times and the Boston Globe along with lesser known evils like the Portland Press Herald have joined hands with the forces of death in the Congress of the Untied States and fabricated lie after lie to insure cover for their friends, cohorts, ilk and minions in the courts. All to insure that Terri Schiavo dies and those responsible for her death do so with total impunity. ...

We need a blood transfusion

Friday March 25rd, 2005
As a nation we are in immediate need of a blood transfusion. We need to all get on our knees, humble ourselves and receive the saving Blood of CHRIST. Oh come Lord Jesus. As I prepare this thought there is a battle raging in the courts over the right for an adulterous husband to kill his wife. I have not seen much of it on TV, but have heard the radio news, read news reports and have kept up on the internet. What I have read and heard sickens me. Oh come quickly Lord Jesus. Here it is the day of CHRIST's giving of His Blood for us on the cross and that event is being overshadowed by the battle in the courts. I have to ask, why is the battle even there? It is there because America has lost the sense of direction we had from the founding fathers. Oh come now Lord Jesus. Look at recent events. ...

Eventually, my computer will go "Blurararuap".

Monday March 28rd, 2005
At any time now I expect my computer will go "Blurararuap". When it does, it means that I have a new high priority email coming in. The next "Blurararuap" I expect to hear will be announcing the death of Terri Schiavo. But, until that "Blurararuap", I and I pray you, will continue to go to the Lord God of Creation, Christ Jesus, in prayer asking Him to please send someone into see Terri, not with a glass of water, but with the Gospel of Salvation thru Christ. Oh, for sure, a glass of water would be nice, and I am sure she would appreciate it for a moment, but, the Gospel of Jesus and Salvation through His blood, now that is the thirst quencher that Terri and millions upon millions of others really need. Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, "Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, if we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by Him doth this man stand here before you whole. ...

"Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God?"

James4:4b NKJ Wednesday March 30th, 2005
Some of the things in Scripture which pull us away from putting God in the position of first place are "cares, riches and pleasures of this life," Luke 8:14. People were given a special place in the Word when they put God first. Abraham was willing to sacrifice his only son - he passed the test. Hannah was given a son (and later other children) once she vowed to give God her firstborn. Daniel, and his three friends, showed the God was number one in his life. Christ challenged the rich man to "sell all that you have and distribute to the poor." You cannot serve both God and mammon, what have you put as highest priority in you life? God wants that place and will settle for nothing less. Other ways we befriend the world are through silence (don't create controversy) and by being nice by letting people believe what they want to...

Are we becoming frogs?

Friday April 1st, 2005
And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward. (Matt. 10:42 KJV) "The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government."... Thomas Jefferson I am starting to suspect Americans are becoming more and more like frogs. I am sure you have heard the story of the biology teacher who placed a frog into a beaker of water and put a thermometer in the beaker and then put it on a Bunsen burner that could be turned up one degree at a time. He took the temperature and noted it and then each hour he turned up the heat one degree. At first the frog did not notice the subtle increases, but soon he did and by that time it was too late to get out of the beaker and you know the rest. ...

Have you ever wondered?

Monday April 4th, 2005
Have you ever wondered if it were practical or even possible to do an entire thought or sermon using only Scripture? Let's try it, let us see if you can follow along when only Scripture used, no commentary, no explanations, Scripture and only Scripture. So shall My word be that goeth forth out of M mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. (Isaiah 55:11 ACP/KJV) "what must I do to be saved?" (Acts 16:30b ACP/KJV) Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. (John 3:3b ACP/KJV) That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. ...

Out of the mouths of babes...

Wednesday April 6th, 2005
yesterday my wife came home from school all excited with something she just had to tell me. When I said to her, "OK, calm down and tell me what is this news that can not wait?" She started to tell me about how one young man in her class had ended a discussion, held by one of the state of Maine's politically correct overseers of the downfall of the youth of America, my description not hers, by saying "We wouldn't have all this trouble if you would just let God back into the schools."
It seems that this official state of Maine youth corrupter was suppose to come to her school and corrupt the fifth and sixth graders last February. But because it snowed, this corrupter of morality didn't show up till yesterday. The subject was discrimination/bullying, the corrupter of the morality of today's youth went on and on about bullying and at the very end, this young man simply stated the obvious, the truth, "We wouldn't have all this trouble if you would just let God back into the schools." Needless to say, the official Maine state corrupter of the morality of our youth, had...

Praying intercessory prayers

Friday April 8th, 2005
For the past six or seven months we have been studying and praying intercessory prayers from both the old and new testaments with a group from our church. This morning I would like to share one of these scriptures with you. Ephesians 3:...

For whom the LORD loves, the Lord corrects

Monday April 11th, 2005
For whom the LORD loveth He correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. (Proverbs 3:12 ACP/KJV) How often I have wondered why the Lord has not corrected us as a nation. Yesterday, as I was walking along the beach in the infamously pro-sodomite town of Ogunquit, Maine, I came to realize that the Lord has indeed be been correcting the USA. As you read below, you'll see that those whom the Lord loves, have no fears When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. ...

It made me happy and sad.

Wednesday April 13th, 2005
Over the weekend I was talking to a young woman, she told me about a dream she had. As I listened to her dream it made me at first very happy and then very sad. Let me tell you about it. She told me that in her dream she and her husband were walking down a street in a city, they turned a corner and walked up another block and then turned again, as they walked up this street, her husband suddenly disappeared. Just vanished. She looked all around and ran back over their route asking everyone she saw if they had seen her husband, none had. I have known her for about 18 months, but I have known her husband for 23 years, so I guess it would be safe to say that I know him better than I know her. I have been telling him about the Lord and having him read about the Lord for the last four years or so, her I have neglected for the most part. He I pray for daily, her I had been praying for occasionally....

Are You Great or Good?

Friday April 15th, 2005
Do you settle for the good in life or do you strive for the great? Do you want a great marriage, or will you settle for a good one? How about your kids, will you settle for doing a good job of raising them or do you want to do a great job? At work do you settle for goodness, when with a little effort you can reach greatness? God wants us to be great and has given us all the tools we need to reach greatness in anything we do. There are over 69 chapters in the Bible that tell of the greatness of David. His life could have gone down a whole different trail had it not been that God had wanted him to be great. David moved from being a mere sheppard boy to King. A parallel to Moses going from being a Prince to being a sheppard. How did David do it? He didn’t, God moved in his life and He can move in yours the same way. Psalm 51 is one of my family’s favorites and shows the heart that David had as he went to God in prayer. ...

How can you not cry How can you not cry?

Monday April 18th, 2005
How can you look at the world today and not cry?

And if we, being dismal sinners cannot look at today's society without crying, just imagine what it does to the Lord Jesus. Today I would like to get back to a few basics, just a few things found in the Bible that for one reason or another most either don't seem to find or choose to ignore. But first I want to clear the air. I, Steve and Jim do not do these thoughts with the heathen in mind, while we thank God each time a heathen reads anything on ChristianPatriot.com, we do not write with the heathen in mind, but instead to reinforce and teach the Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian. The thoughts have always been written with you, the Christian man in mind. The thoughts are written to help you get yourself and your family through the day and the age. Yes we do get excited when a heathen reads the thought, for is it not written that God's word will not return to Him void? ...

The proud, the prideful, and those with pride

Wedneday April 20th, 2005
Do you know that I can not find even one instance in the Bible where God's word is approving of pride. The closest that God comes to being prideful in His book, is found in the Gospels of Luke, Matthew, and Mark, where God the Father speaks of God the Son: And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon Jesus, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art My beloved Son; in Thee I am well pleased. (Luke 3:22 ACP/KJV) And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. (Matthew 3:17 ACP/KJV) ...

Wisdom and Guidence

Friday April 22nd, 2005
I am going to use the bully pulpit of ChristianPatriot.com today in seeking wisdom and guidance.  I am not going into all the nitty gritty details, some of which you might know if you are a regular here.  For the past 10+ years we have been caring for my in-laws in an ever increasing manner.  It started with him (Willis) having a stroke on March 9, 1995 followed in two weeks with her (Betty) going to the hospital for bypass surgery.  Since then there have been more strokes, Willis having bypass surgery and Betty falling and breaking a hip.  These various problems are all complicated by Betty having had type II Diabetes leading to loss of vision five years ago and Parkinson’s Disease for seven years and Willis has now been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.  

When they first started requiring care for daily living it was a matter of having someone come in two or so times a week...

Courage, have courage.

Monday April 25th, 2005
Oh how many of our problems, here in the USA and in our homes, would go away if only we had courage. Lord God, Creator of all heaven and earth, Creator of the universe, hear me I pray. Lord give unto these men, who read this thought, the courage needed to reclaim their lives and families, cities, towns, state and nation for You. Amen. Let us start with the President of these United States, for it is well known that George Bush 43 is the first president I have had any use for in well over 60 years. Of all the politicians I know and know of, he is one of a very few who I would actually invite inside my home. But, President Bush 43, like most of the rest of the men in this once great nation of ours, has been stricken by the Lord with a spirit of cowardliness. Had President Bush hit the tora bora area of Afghanistan with one or two nuclear missiles within a day or two of 911, we would not now be faced with an extended battle on terrorism. Had the president on 9-12-2001 called the dictators of Canada and Mexico and told them to either stop the illegals from crossing the borders or face war, the borders would be secure and the thousands of men who have given up money, time and family to patrol the borders, would be at home with their families. Had the President shown the courage to send US Marshals down to Florida to enforce the supeona issued by the US Congress for Terri Schiavo, she would be alive and our culture would be turning pro-life instead of pro-death. ...

Pray right then and there, don't procrastinate.

Wednesday April 27th, 2005
To often we put off praying. We put it off till a more convenient time, a time more to our liking. You will remember that last Friday Pastor Steve wrote the thought, in that thought he asked for your prayers. He told you how he and his wife had been taking care of his in-laws for over ten years, and how they really needed a Christian woman to live in with the in-laws, who live within 300 yards of Steve and his family. Last night Steve called to let me know that our prayers had been answered. They had a fine Christian woman apply within 48 hours of the thought, they hired her Monday. Praise God. As we were talking Steve told me that he was about to go into a dead cell area. Now, I may be a bit behind the times when it comes to technology, but even I know what a dead cell area is. ...

Words of Thanks

Friday April 29th, 2005
Last Friday I used the bully pulpit of ChristianPatriot.com in seeking wisdom and guidance asking for help in caring for my in-laws. Two days later that help arrived in the form of a lady named Robin. Yes, Pastor Bob and I should have rejoiced and given thanks together. He made the correct assumption that I already had been on my knees before the Lord. Today I would like to share a short passage from 1 Chronicles 16 that probably says the best thank you that a humble follower of Christ can express. 1 Chronicles 16:7-36 (KJV)7: Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.
8: Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon His name, make known His deeds among the people.
9: Sing unto Him, sing psalms unto Him, talk ye of all His wondrous works.
10: Glory ye in His holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. ...

A Duck is not and Elephant!

Monday May 2nd, 2005
No, A Duck is not and Elephant, a Chicken is not a Hippopotamus, Snowe, Collins, Hastings and Baldacci are not Pro-Christ, Pro-life, and/or Pro-traditional heterosexual family. And neither are many who claim to be Christians, Christians. If a bird walks along with a waddle, spends most of it's time in the water, quacks while in the water, in the air, and on land, looks like a duck, and taste like a duck when plucked and cooked, it is a duck. Makes no difference that it claims to be an elephant, a chicken, a giraffe or a hippo, it is a duck. Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, the infamous Maine State Senator from Fryeburg, Maine, David R. Hastings the 3rd, claim to be Republicans, but, what they claim and what they are is just as stark in contrast as to the duck claiming to be an elephant. And just as the duck is not an elephant, neither are Collins, Snowe and Hastings Republicans. But, so what? Who cares? Snowe, Collins and Hastings are part of the world, they are daughters and son of the prince of this world and we should not expect them to follow nor emulate any other than the prince of this world. ...

ChristianPatriot.com Prayer Grandparent program and more.

Wednesday May 4th, 2005
Wednesday May 4th, 2005 the day before the National Day of Prayer.
Today we are going to look at the word of God as dictated, for our edification, to His faithful servant, His half brother, His scribe, James. We are also going to be discussing a few things. Our Prayer Grandparent program, the National Day fo Prayer, and just what constitutes 'works'. Why James 2:24 and Ephesians 2:8-10 are not at odds when it comes to works.
First, let us talk about and think about the ChristianPatriot.com Prayer Grandparent program. We know that the only way to the Father is thru the Son, that there is but one mediator between men and God and that is the Man Jesus, the Christ. We know that because Scripture tells us so. The ChristianPatriot.com Prayer Grandparent Program is a program that encourages solid, mature, Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians to volunteer to take on one or two people and commit to praying for them every day, by name, for the rest of your life. The one(s) you pray for may be a man, a woman or a child. And we will give you as much info as we can along with updates if possible. ...

Another birthday in now behind me:

Friday May 6th, 2005
Yesterday was my physical birthday. Yes, I was born on May 5, 1950 and yesterday on May 5, 2005 I celebrated my 55th birthday. When others found that out almost invariably they made comments to me like, "you better buy a lottery ticket with fives." Since I firmly believe the state operated lottery is wrong and becomes another tax on the poor, I did not buy one. I celebrated the majority of my day attending a business meeting 250 miles from home in Huntsville, Alabama. I left the meeting a few minutes early and eagerly headed north to Kentucky. Arriving home and being able to share my joys with a loving wife and family was what mattered. On the 4 hour drive I had time to contemplate what God has done for me in 55 years. I have now lived for 20,089 days. That is 20,089 beautifully painted sunrises and 20,088 sunsets that God has provided for my enjoyment. My heart has beat over 2,024,971,200 times. Think of the enormity of all that. Without my consciously doing a thing, that muscle in my chest has beat over two billion times. What a wonderful thing life is and how great it is to contemplate how much I have accomplished and how much more there is to do. Although we do not know the days of our lives and must live them physically as though we will be home with Christ at any moment it is good to contemplate the past and anticipate the promise of future. Today I would like to share with you both promises and...

The truth of Scripture with a look at 2 Kings 18&19 ACP/KJV and our government today

Monday May 9th, 2005
Every day, every night, with ever breath I take, I see more and more the absolute truth of Scripture. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. (Ephesians 5:11 ACP/KJV) Everyday, every time I visit a church I see more and more who are there to disrupt and not be a part of the fellowship for love, but instead are there to undermine the Pastor, the elders,, and/or both and some of the membership. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. (Matthew 5:11&12 ACP/KJV) Not a day goes by that I do not either see or hear of an example where the Christian in the crowd gets blamed. Even when that Christian has not said a word or lifted a finger, it is him or her that seems to be the focus of the blame. Now, I can not speak for others, but when that happens to me, all I do is turn to the Lord and say, "Any time You want me, just whisper it and I'm outa here. In the mean time, I think I may need a little protection here." ...

Thru Joshua God said: Choose ye this day, Jesus said much, much more.

Wednesday May11th, 2005
As, I'm sure you all know, every word in the Bible is there because God wants it there. The Bible is not a book of independent thoughts written by men of old. No, it is a book where God used many men over many years to record His thoughts, ideas, commands and instructions for us. You could, I suppose, take and make every word in the entire Bible Red or Purple. In Joshua 24:15&21 there is a conversation between Joshua, and the people of Israel.15: And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD....

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.

Friday May13th, 2005
I used Matthew 6:34(a) (NIV) as the title for this thought for good reason. Today, May 13th is the day Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld is to present the Department of Defense recommendations for the 2005 round of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) to the BRAC committee. I happen to have worked in one form or another for the Army for the past 35+ years and am certain that in some way BRAC will have an effect on my life and the lives of those I love and those I work with every day. There are some who have worried themselves sick, both physically and mentally, worrying about the impact to themselves by the decisions. Decisions they really have little or no power to influence. Should they be setting up nights fretting about the BRAC news today? What does God tell us about worry? ...

He sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

Monday May16th, 2005
Would I walk across the street to spit on Olympia Snowe if she were on fire? Would I lift a finger to help John Baldacci if he were in an automobile accident and on the verge of death? Would I even answer the phone if my caller ID stated that it were either Susan Collins or Tom Allen calling? Hard questions, for as all of you know, I do not like any of the afore mentioned abortion supporting, Christ hating, Republic destroying, legends in their own minds. But would that stop me from helping them? Yesterday afternoon, as a group of us sat around eating cake and ice cream at the Cornerstone Gospel Church in Naples, Maine, that very subject came up. Is it not amazing that Jesus never said, like your enemies, He instead said: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Matthew 5:44 ACP/KJV) ...

He sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

Wednesday May18th, 2005
Has not God the Son said about God the Father: "for God maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust." Jesus, Matthew Five.Many of you know about the program we have called the "Prayer Grandparent program" and I'm sure some of you wonder if it works. Today I am going to tell you about a man being prayed for and the his prayer grandfather. Jim is a Staff Sargent in the Untied States Army, he has recently graduated from a school that teaches men how to identify road side improvised devices also known as road side bombs. Jim is now at home on leave, but will shortly be on his way to either Iraq, Afghanistan or maybe Iran to find, identify and disarm roadside bombs. I have known Jim for about most of his life, he was in my boy scout troop way back in 1980. Back then I called him Jimmy, still do at times when it...

Asa

Friday May 20th, 2005
We all know that in today's society we sure need a constant reminder of what Christian morality guidelines are. Whether at home in front of the TV, at work, out in public or in front of the computer, satan is there next to each and every one of us tempting us. How should we react to this temptation? First of all we need to be aware of his ways of tempting us and try not to allow ourselves to be placed into situations where we are tempted. Don't be a slave to the TV. Get up and shut it off. No matter how fancy they are, they all have an on/off switch. It takes an awareness of your surroundings to remember to avert your eyes from that young lady coming towards you in the store. How about being in a work situation that becomes sexually charged? How to you remove yourself from that? The worst of all is the internet. Do you watch where you are surfing to? It is easy to be searching for one specific thing and the next ...

Understand this, You will reap what you sow.

Monday May 23rd, 2005
Depending upon how you have sowed and are sowing, this is either one of the best bits of news in the Bible or amongst the most heart breaking. But, Understand this, You will reap based upon what you sow! Take a moment to think about your past, think about that which you have sown. How is your reaping going? Is your harvest great? Good? Not so good? Poor? Do you realize that what you are harvesting is directly the result of how you sowed? If you plant egg plant in cold frozen ground, nothing is going to happen, but if you put an egg plant seed in warm moist rich soil, it is going to grow and produce abundantly. And so it is with all things in which we sow. Sow correctly and harvest abundantly. Sow incorrectly and your harvest will be poor to say the very least. I'm not going to lecture you on this, for many the sowing was done years ago and now they are reaping the rewards of that sowing, ...

Mac Maguire and ACP, the Church for the American Christian Patriot.

Monday May 30th, Memorial Day, 2005 ...
There are two distinct groups within the Warrior class here in the USA, there is the US Military and the men and women who make up the various State Militias. Last week a man who served in both died, his name was Forrest Roland Maguire, Mac to his friends. Mac was just 61 years old, he and I had been close friends since the age of 10. Our friendship, like so many, developed out of conflict. Our back yards abutted one another and we, as ten year olds, had taken it upon ourselves to assure that neither he nor I would step over that invisible boundary line, we defended our line with bow and arrow. It is amazing, in hindsight, that we didn't seriously wound one another or worse yet end up with one of us dead. As time went on we learned to talk to one another and later to decided it was better to be fishing in the shade than stand in the sun firing arrows at one and other, resulting in having our moms beat our tails for trying to kill one another. Fishing brings folks together. For as we fished we talked, and as we talked we became friends, and that friendship grew and grew over the next fifty plus years. Last Wednesday night at 9:30 cancer did to Mac what I and many and enemy over his 26 years of active duty in the US Army and ten plus years in Maine State Militia had tried and failed to do, for cancer took Macs life. ...

A slip of the tongue and the true man is shown.

Wednesday June 1st, 2005
Sometimes a slip of the tongue brings out the true man, I am going to discuss two such men and instances today. One is a slip of the tongue by actual speech, the second is a slip of the tongue by not saying or doing the right thing when given the chance. Let us look first at the word of God: James Chapter Three ACP/KJV ... Now why do you suppose I have brought this up today? Well, the Bible teaches us that in the end times, what is right will be considered wrong, and what is wrong will be considered right. Homosexuality is wrong, but today it is considered right. Lying is wrong, but today, if it takes a lie or two to further an political agenda or win a court case, it is considered OK. We are also taught that satan is not only a liar , a deceiver, and the enemy, he is also an imitator. Now follow me here, bearing in mind that part about satan being an imitator: ...

One of the hardest verses to accept.

Hebrews 9:27 ACP/KJV. Friday June 3rd, 2005
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (Hebrews 9:27 ACP/KJV). As I get older and more and more friends, relatives and people I know die, the more I realize how much I wish the cult of Roman Catholicism was right and Christ and His Bible wrong. For how I wish it were possible to pray for the dead. I have uncles, cousins, aunts and nephews, friends and former schoolmates, men who served in the Marine Corps with me and others who I shared a common thread with, who have taken their last breathe and are now beyond all hope. But, the cult of Roman Catholicism is wrong and Christ and His Bible are 100% right, for it is indeed appointed unto men to die but once. And then indeed does come the supreme judgement, the judgement of eternal paradise with the Lord Christ Jesus or eternal suffering and pain beyond description with the devil. For you see, there is no biblical basis for praying for the dead and there aint no purgatory!...

You know the problem, do you know the solution? Prayer!

Various Scripture from the ACP/KJV. Monday June 6th, 2005
So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.
And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed unto the LORD, the fire was quenched.
Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, "We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that He take away the serpents from us." And Moses prayed for the people....As you look back at the Scriptural references to the word "Prayed", you'll find that every problem we, as Christians, face today, God has already dealt with on numerous occasions. And how did He get involved in those problems in times past? He responded to the honest and diligent prayer of men and women who truly believed in Him, men and women who let that faith be known to God as they prayed. Let me give you and example: And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying, "O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, Thou art the God, even Thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: Thou hast made heaven and earth....

If true, than President George W. Bush should be impeached.

Wednesday June 8th, 2005
The single most important responsibility given to the President of the United States is not appointing judges, it is not giving us tax cuts, it is not even inviting Ted Kennedy, John Kerry and Olympia Snowe over to the White house for lox and cream cheese. The most important responsibility of the President is in his roll as Commander and Chief of the US Military. Just two days ago the thought dealt with 'prayed', the results when men and women of God go to God in prayer. My dear brothers and sisters, we need to pray for President George W. Bush, for if what Dr. Michael Savage said last night and has placed on his web site is correct, than President Bush needs both prayers and to be impeached. According to Dr. Savage, the US Military has to treat the koran as if it were a priceless piece of art with such respect that they, the military guards, can not take a prisoners koran and look for contraband. http://www.homestead.com/prosites-prs/koran_sop.pdf . If this is true than President Bush has put our men and women in the US Military in harms way for no reason other than political correctness. And that is not the job of the Commander and Chief. Perhaps Vice President Cheney or Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld could take a bit of advice from Scripture and how Joab handled much the same problem with King David....

Why did David like Psalm 23 so much?

Friday June 10th, 2005
Why did David like Psalm 23 so much? Maybe he started his day reading the newspapers, Drudgereport or FreeRepublic.com. Perhaps he had his radio tuned to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Rust y Humphrey or Dr. Michael Savage. Here are some of today's headlines that would have made David, and do make me, seek the comfort of God's still waters. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins to be honored by the major pro-abortion funding group.

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Hey Pastor, how come?????

Monday June 13th, 2005
Maine State Senator David R. Hastings 3rd, (R) Fryeburg, Maine uses his influence as a lawyer to undermine the efforts of parents in Maine to have parental notification when their underage daughter is having an abortion. How come I need to go to church? In Acts chapter two we read: And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. What did these new believers do? They stayed close to both the Apostles and the Gospel taught by the Apostles. ...

Don't blame 'em if you don't train 'em,

Wednesday June 15th, 2005


If you don't train 'em, don't blame 'em


If your son or daughter comes down with syphilis of the mouth, don't blame them if you did not love them enough to either home school them or send them to a Christian School.

If your daughter is having her first, second or third abortion, don't blame her if you wouldn't get out of bed Sunday mornings and take her and your family to a solid Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian church.

If your son has aids, don't blame him if you insisted on keeping him out of the Boy Scouts and instead gave him the politically correct bull...

Smoking cigarettes is not the unpardonable sin! Even if the Baldacci/Hastings deviant crowd say so.

Friday June 17th, 2005
God said: And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
(Genesis 1:29) God said this in the very first chapter of the very first book of His Bible. God did not say I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed Except tobacco. ...

Talking to God, 101

Monday June 20th, 2005
By Steve Burzlaff
Back on one of our favorite days, April 15, I wrote about being great or good and used Psalm 51 and David as an example. Today I would like to elaborate some on that, and maybe concentrate on a more exact honing in of talking with God. Psalm 51 is an example of how we are to talk with God. We need to set the stage by taking a look at what David had just done. He had committed adultery, he had lied to anyone he could find who would listen, and finally to cover up his adultery he murdered Uriah, the husband of Bathsheba. 2 Samuel 11 (KJV)...

A Michelangelo I am not

Wednesday June 22nd, 2005
But, still I am going to try and paint a picture for you. Not one on canvas, but one for your mind. Try to imagine, if you would, a large room, a very large room, say one that is five football fields long, three football fields wide, and one football field high. There are three doors in the room, one that everyone being tried walks through. Yes being tried, for the room is a court room. But not just any court room, this is the last court, it is a court with no appeal. It is a court with no prosecuting attorney and no defense attorneys. Each defendant stands on his own to be judged. That door is at the very east end of the room, close to the North East corner of the room. There are two other doors, both of them are exits, one is a rather small unimposing door, kind of a sickly grey in color, but upon closer examination it is quite apparent that it is a door of considerable substance, more like the type of door you would find inside a maximum security prison, the door that is used to protect those waiting for the death sentence to be carried out from the rest of humanity. ...

It is not just the small 'c' Christian church that is in trouble.

Monday July 25th, 2005
Let me take a minute to remind all of you of a summary of ACP's statement of faith:


"I, and all that write for ChristianPatriot.com, are 100% convinced that every word in the Bible is the word of God. That God caused to be written every word in the Bible and that God knew exactly what He wanted to say in His Bible and said exactly what He meant in His Bible. And if we come across a part in God's Book, the Holy Bible, that we don't understand, that does not mean that God did not know what He was talking about, it means that we are not as smart as God and that God has not chosen to reveal the meaning of that part of the Bible to us at this time.
We, at ChristianPatriot.com, read the Bible literally and take it exactly as it is written, we do not believe in private interpretations nor do we believe in any doctrine that can not be absolutely shown in the Bible to be fact, not theory, but fact. We further will always err on the side of conservatism in our reading and writing of God's word." Rev. Bob Celeste, Pastor of ChristianPatriot.com. That said, today I would like to make a point about the war of cultures and how we in the Christian Church are losing it. Before...

How much does Jesus love you?

Wednesday July 27th, 2005
There are times when I become so confused by those who claim to be Christians. While they say they are Christians, they do the things of this world, ignoring both Jesus and His unsurpassed love for them. Over the last thirty days I have seen some pretty bizarre behavior by some who claim to belong to the Lord God of Creation, Christ Jesus. Let me remind you of two things, first: Revelation Chapter Four 1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter....

Trusting in our Heavenly Father

Friday July 29th, 2005
Let's take a look at what David says about trusting in our Heavenly Father: Psalm 34 1-34 (KJV)I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. ...

Bless those who bless me and curse those who curse me

Monday August 1th, 2005
Today we are going to get into some real meat concerning prayer. The United States Military claims to own thousands of nuclear weapons, weapons supposedly able to 'destroy the earth 10 times over'. We, as the tax payers, who paid for those weapons are supposed to believe we have them based upon the words of a few highly placed elected 'legends in their own minds'. But, have any of you ever seen proof of these weapons? I'm not asking if you have ever seen anything purported to be one of these weapons, I'm asking if you have ever seen proof of one of these weapons, such as the results of one. Well, let us assume, that for once, those highly placed elected 'legends in their own minds' are telling the truth and that we do have such weapons and that they are even capable of 'destroying the earth ten times over'. These weapons are nothing compared to the power of prayer. fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Our goal is to keep in mind that Jesus came to earth as a baby in the womb and went through all He went through, so that all would be able to and have a way to be forgiven. Our job,...

... and there was no more sea.

Wednesday August 3rd, 2005
Have you ever read the Book of Revelation? The book where the Lord God of creation, Christ Jesus, calls His most faithful and favorite servant, the Apostle John, to heaven and tells him about the future? If you have and if you did more than just read it as most if not all read the Constitution of these Untied States, then in chapter twenty one there is something that must make you wonder. And that is what we are going to look at today. For you see, the word of God talks about two seas, seas meaning bodies of water, like the Mediterranean Sea and sea as in molten sea, an indispensable part of animal sacrifices in the old temples and the temple of the Tribulation times. Revelation Chapters Twenty-one and Twenty-two 1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea....

21 dead US Marines

Friday August 5th, 2005
Get a cup of coffee and let the music load, it is desgned to remind you what this country is suppose to be all about. Over the last week twenty one young US Marines died. I honestly know of no other Pastor who is saying what I am about to say. These fine young courageous men died in vain. Not in vain because they are fighting in Iraq, but in vain because they were fighting under a misconception and for men who care about as much about them as parents who send their kids to public schools care about their children. These 21 young Marines died because those with stars on their shoulders put their fancy retirements and careers ahead of the safety of those Marines. They died because the President of the United States, the Congress of the United States, the Senate of the United states and the leftist press of the United States would not allow them to fight using every weapon at their disposal. They did not die fighting for the right of mothers to kill the children trapped in their wombs. They did not die fighting for the right of school boards and text book manufacturers to lie, deceive and indoctrinate the children of this country. They did not die so that the ACLU...

Tithing? Tithing? But, ChristianPatriot.com doesn't...

Monday August 8th, 2005
Tithing? What in the world are we going to talk about tithing for? After all, ACP neither solicits nor accepts tithing, or money of any kind. So why in the world would we discuss tithing? We are going to discuss tithing because it has come to my attention that many of you are not tithing to your home church. The basket comes by and you put in five dollars or so, but, that isn't tithing....

So, you serve money not Christ

Wednesday August 10th, 2005
There are those who live for the day and not for the future, they refuse to bend to the will of the Lord Christ Jesus and instead seek the pleasures and riches of this world. Today's thought is for them, oh, it is for those who are true Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lord Christ Jesus Christians as well, but the thrust is to help those seekers of earthly pleasures and rich es to achieve more riches in the upcoming years. Jesus said: 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. *mammon is money, things of this world, anything other than God Maine is broke! Yup, the state of Maine is flat broke, it is living on borrowed money and borrowed time. Now how can that little bit of knowledge help those who seek riches and possessions to get even more riches and possessions? Well, when you add to that the understanding that Maine is trying to borrow it's way out of the hole that it has dug for itself,...

There comes a time when we must ask for help

Friday August 12th, 2005
We, my dear brothers and sisters need to start considering the enemy within, for those who call themselves Congressmen, Senators and Justices are every bit the terrorists as those who detonated human carried bombs. Psalm 37 A Psalm of David ...

How to find a church.

Wednesday August 17th, 2005
Over the years, I have covered any number of reasons why you as a Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian, need to belong to, and be an active member of, a Good, Solid, Evangelical, Bible Preaching, Christ centered church. But how do you find such a church? Well, to start, you interview the Pastor. That's right, interview him. Note the word him, if you read on the sign or walk in and find a woman pastor, simply scratch that church from your list and leave immediately. If anyone asks why you are leaving, simply tell them the truth, that you are looking for a Good, Solid, Evangelical, Bible Preaching, Christ centered church, not a social club. They are already preaching what they figure God meant to say, figuring that He, God, isn't smart enough to say what He means and mean what He says in His book the Holy Bible. So, now let's start: Your first question: "Pastor, tell me, what must I or anyone do to be saved?" When he answers you, if ...

Thankfulness.

Friday August 19th, 2005
Mr. Steve Burzlaff

I have had that opportunity on several occasions. These occasions have usually been at the end of a crisis. These have ranged from spiritual to financial to health. Scripture is filled with references to being thankful. Let's take a few minutes to see how thankfulness is expressed in scripture and how it relates to our various circumstances. Thank God for his righteousness and everlasting presence. Psalm 7:17 (KJV) I will praise the LORD according to His righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high. ...

There is nothing gay about what homosexuals do!

Monday August 22nd, 2005
Last Friday, as many of you know, I went to have my annual physical. This of course means that I had my prostrate examined. And that of course reminds me of how absolutely stupid practicing homosexual men are, for there is absolutely nothing gay about having ones anal canal invaded by anything, a man's anal canal was designed for things going out, not coming in. That got me thinking. You see, it is not only homosexuals that believe that one man sodomizing another is somehow gay. That thinking, and other Christ denying thinking, is shared by many who are, judging by their degrees, pretty smart, but judging from their fruits, unsaved and stupid. My brother has a handful of engineering PhDs, yet he has no problem with the homosexual life style as long as they don't tie him down and do it to him, just as he finds nothing wrong with abortion. ...

Ah ha, now I see.

Wednesday August 24th, 2005
Over the years, there have been certain parts of the Bible, the true and absolute word of God that I have struggled with. One such part is found when Jesus is talking in Luke chapter sixteen. Last Sunday Pastor jim Marstaller did his sermon, in part, on Luke 16:1-12. As he spoke, I said within myself, "Ah ha, now I see." So, I asked Jim if he would be so kind as to do that part of the sermon as a thought for you guys. He of course said 'yes' and here it is, ...

Lord, are we suppose to steal?

1 And He said also unto His disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods. 2 And he called him, and said unto him, 'How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.'...

Why must Christians Suffer with Pain?

Friday August 26th, 2005
By: Steve Burzlaff

1 Peter 5: 1-11 (KJV)... When you read this, there are millions who are suffering and asking: "why is this happening to me?" "Why is all mighty God allowing me or my loved one to suffer with the pain of (fill in the blank)?""...

Creation vs evolution

Monday August 29th, 2005

There are but two choices to make in life. Follow and belong to Jesus or follow and belong to satan. Likewise there are only two world views to choose between, God created the world in six literal twenty four hour days or that the world evolved from a bit of dust and some acid rain over millions and billions of years. These two choices are 180 degrees opposite one and other, there is no middle ground, and there is and can be no compromise. Now before we continue I want you to see something, I want you to see two time lines, they are both the same length, only have different numbers plugged into them, one is from the word of God, the Holy Bible, the other is from the word of satan, dawin's theory of evolution. The Bible:
Fall of man 6,415 years ago: >I____flood____________I< today 2005
dawin:
bang 2,000,000,000 yrs ago: >I____Iceage___________I< today 2005
You see both the time lines are the same length, there simply have two different sets of numbers plugged in, we get our numbers, from the Bible, they get their numbers out of thin air. We arrive at 6,415 years since the fall of man by using real history,...

New Orleans is destroyed. What about the animals?

Wednesday August 31st, 2005
Well looks as if they are going to have to find a new and higher place to rebuild New Orleans. The city is in total chaos. There are dead bodies floating everywhere, and there are snakes, rats, and other things floating, swimming and finding refuge in places rescuers need to put their hands and bodies. But what about the animals? What about the dead dogs, cats, pet skunks, horses and chickens? What about them? Funny isn't it, the very ones responsible for the first death of animals are the ones who are now crying the loudest about their deaths in New Orleans, and area. Why did this happen? How come so many people and animals died? Why do we have floods, tornadoes, earthquakes and big waves? Why do we have forest fires, drought, famine, disease, pestilence, hatred and wars? Why does God allow this? There is an old saying, it goes something like this: Those who ignore history are destined to repeat it. ...

Sometimes even the NY Times can be relatively honest.

Friday September 2nd, 2005
By; Steve Burzlaff

I do not like to use secular quotes for the thoughts, but this one from yesterday''s edition of the New York Times is one that I feel very appropriate for today:Chaos gripped New Orleans on Wednesday as looters ran wild, food and water supplies dwindled, bodies floated in the floodwaters, the evacuation of the Superdome began and officials said there was no choice but to abandon the city devastated by Hurricane Katrina, perhaps for months. President Bush pledged vast assistance, but acknowledged, "This recovery will take years."...

Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky.. But...

Monday September 5th, 2005
In 1962, the government of these United States joined the governments of Canada, Europe and South America and evicted the Lord God Creator of the Universe, Christ Jesus, from the body politic and the public school system. That void was immediately replaced by satan. Abortion became legal, the destruction of the marriage via no fault divorces became the law of the land, adultery, homosexuality, and promiscuous behavior became accepted norms. Fathers were degraded and prohibited by law from punishing their children with a strap, switch or even their own hands. Pornography not only reached new highs of acceptance, being considered free and protected speech by the US Supreme Court, colleges and universities across the country picked up the mantle of pornography and stated offering courses. We became the nation known for our number one status in importing illegal drugs and exporting US Tax payer funded abortion and pornography. We totally evicted the teaching of the creation of the world by God out of the education field and embraced the cock and bull stories fabricated by the Christ hating satan serving supporters of the ridiculous fable called evolution. ...

Always be on your guard, never let your guard down.

Wednesday September 7th, 2005
I want to tell you a story. I do not know that it is fact, but fact or not, truth or not, it demonstrates the point. I heard not long ago that the Rev. Billy Graham allowed himself to be interviewed by one of the heathen satan worshipers on CNN. Supposedly the heathen asked Rev. Graham if he was a registered voter and if so what party. Supposedly Rev. Graham replied that he was registered as a Democrat. That supposed interview (and believe me I have no idea whether it ever happened or not, for I do not have cable and I watch no more than 180 hours of television a year) set off a firestorm of controversy. How could pro-life Billy Graham belong to the party of the homosexuals, the party that embraces the slaughter of infants trapped in the womb, the party of pornography as free speech? How could Rev. Billy Graham belong to the very party that has been the fabricator of the constitutional interpretation that kicked the Lord God, the Creator of the Universe, Christ Jesus out of our public square? How could Billy Graham, of all people, belong to the party that opened the door to the teaching of evolution and has stood firm in holding the door shut to teaching the fact of Creation by God? Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: (1Peter 5:8 ACP/KJV) Now, if the devil can use someone like Billy Graham to shake a weak Christian's faith, what can he do with you? ...

... change their pampers and talcum their rear...

Thursday September 8th, 2005 A special thought from Larry Austin of Norway, Maine.
And that He died for all, that they that live should not henceforth live not unto themselves but unto Him which died for them and rose again. Wherefore henceforth we know no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth we know him no more. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Christ Jesus, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation. II Corinthians 5:16-18 Today the Bible believing church in Maine is in trouble as its influence in the public square continues to wane. Since individual Christians comprise...

Fathers and reproof, correct, discipline and judge

Thursday September 8th, 2005
Guys there are two things I want to touch on today, and while they are truly interlocked, I'm going to do them separately. First, Fathers, what do you think your primary purpose in life is? Guys, your purpose in Life is to be the head of your family, it is to bring your wife and your kids to heaven with you. You are to love your wife as much as you love your own body, you are do for here jsut as Christ did for the church, you are to provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. You are to, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. Your responsibility to your family comes ahead of everything but your responsibility to Christ. Your love of your family is only eclipsed by your love of Christ. Your family comes first, your ministry to your family comes first...

Are you willing to bet? Is your Pastor so foolish that he is?

Monday September 12th, 2005
Starting next Monday there will be an eleven thought series on Genesis, chapters one thru eleven. Today I am going to lay a bit of the ground work for that series. Let's start with question. Are you willing to bet your eternity that the word "book" in Revelation 21 verses 18 and 19 does not mean the entire Bible? 18. For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. There is very little doubt that the word "book" in verse 18 means the Book of Revelation, but as for verse 19, ah there comes...

First, did I make a mistake? Judge ye, but judge ye according to the word of God, the Holy Bible.

Wednesday September 14th, 2005
Some time ago I did a commentary on the entire book of Revelation, in Revelation Chapter Six there has been some dispute. Today I am going to show you the original and the most credible objection. The reason I am dong this is because I want to show you that I am human, you can not rely upon my writings any more than you can rely upon any other humans writings. Judge everything against the word of God, the Holy Scriptures. First, to refresh your memory this is what I originally wrote: (This entire series can be found at: ChristianPatriot.com/revelation_with_commentary.htm )And I saw when the Lamb(Yeshua) Weekend of February 9th&10th, 2002...

Genesis one , two and three. The very word of God!

Monday September 19th, 2005
Hey what say we start right out by getting a whole bunch of so called "Christian leaders" with PhD's mad? Let me tell you a secret, God knows how to say what He means. He knows how to use the English language, the Greek language, the Hebrew language and every other language on earth, for after all, He created them. He doesn't need help from a guy with a puny little PhD, He knows what He wants to say and He knows how to say it. And He did both in His book, the Holy Bible.
Ok Pastors and Christian leaders read this and get it through your thick, egotistical, prideful heads: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth! How do I know? Because God said so. And He is smarter than you. He created you and you are not His peer. You are either His bond servant, His slave, or you are serving satan. When you tell people that God is stupid, that He doesn't know what He is talking about because you know that In the beginning God didn't create the heaven and the earth, it evolved over millions and millions of years, that is exactly what you are doing and may you be cursed for it!
Guys I want you to both understand some things and do something. I want you to spit in the face of those who call your Master, your Lord, Christ Jesus a liar...

Genesis four, the very word of God. The day of academic study is over, the real world has arrived.

Wednesday September 21st, 2005
Today we are going to be back in the book of Genesis. But first I want you to be aware of something. For years now there has been a raging academic debate on when we, the Church, the Bride of Christ, are raptured. There are those who say that we, the true Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians, are raptured before the tribulation begins. The strongest case for that occurs in Thessalonians and In Jesus' Revelation to John in Chapter three. I belong to that group. Others claim that they see in Scripture that we will not be raptured until half way through the seven year tribulation period. Still others claim to believe that the rapture does not take place till the end of tribulation. And then there are those who do not agree that the tribulation period is a period of seven years. Some say it began with Hitler, some since the first pope and others say that the period of Tribulation began when Jesus ascended up into heaven. Up until now, the argument, discussion if you would, has been all academic....Well, my dear Brothers and Sisters, the day of academic debate is over, for the debate has now moved into the real world with very real consequences...

Names for God.

Friday September 23rd, 2005
By: Mr. Steve Burzlaff

I haven't had the time to devote to this thought this week that I wanted to. As most of you all know, Janice's parents are both in very poor health now. Her dad will be 91 next month and has Alzheimer's disease and congestive heart failure along with other maladies. Her mom is 84 and is in the last stages of Parkinson's Disease, has advanced type 2 diabetes, is blind and has congestive heart failure. We had her dad at the local ER on Wednesday afternoon with shortness of breath and an erratic heartbeat. He will be 91 on October 26 and is continually amazing us with his recovery from life threatening situations. Yesterday was one of them. When we were taking him, I had to left him in to and out of the Suburban and place him in a wheel chair. As the ER staff were running...

So, who's right, Dr. Hovind and Ken Ham or me? Genesis chapter five, the very word of God.

Monday September 26th, 2005

The two men who are without a doubt the foremost experts on Genesis Chapters one thru eleven and I have one little bone of contention. One little tiny bone. First let me make this perfectly clear to you. I am not even in the league with Dr. Hovind and Mr. Ken Ham, they have forgotten more about proof of creation over evolution than I will ever know. If that were not true, they would not have links on the links page. These two men have had a profound impact on my understanding of what I already knew to be the absolute truth, God created the universe, not darwin, not evolution. That said, what is the little bone of contention? Dr. Hovind, Ken Ham and I all agree that the Genesis account adds up to 6,415 years or so. They say from creation, I say from the fall. Is that a big difference? No! Not at all. My reason is that I can think of no reason for Adam to have birthdays before the fall, so I figure that God started ...

"My God would never allow that to happen..."

Wednesday September 28th, 2005
Not long ago a friend and I were talking, and a woman overheard the entire conversation. She said, "My God would never allow anything like that to happen." I think that one of the biggest reasons liberal churches take out the first eleven chapters of Genesis is because they do not want to face the reality that God is not only a loving God, He is A God who loves us so much that He disciplines when necessary.
Today, as we go through Genesis six and seven we are going to see the power of God. We are also going to see a warning from God. Additionally we are going to see that when we get too far out of hand, God can and will destroy. He can and will destroy everything. We know that in the future God will destroy the earth again. But for those who think He can't do it, we are going to read today how He has already done it once....

Genesis 8 & 9, the rain ends, the floods abate, the ground dries, the first act of disobedience, animals fear man and man eats animals. And Noah dies.

Friday September 30th, 2005
As we study Genesis eight and nine this weekend, we are going to see that with man, even the best, the most chosen, have a tendency to start right off sinning. God chose Noah, of all the people on earth. It was only Noah, his wife, their three sons and daughter-in-laws that God chose to save. It was with Noah, his sons, and Noah's daughter-in-laws that God chose to repopulate the earth. Do you realize that every last one of us, every man, woman, and child on earth, whether white, black, yellow, red, whatever, are all kin? We are all descendants of Noah and we can all call Noah great, great, grandpa 150 times removed....

Genesis chapter Ten.

Monday October 3rd, 2005
Today will be one of the shortest thoughts I have ever done. The reason is that if I do both chapters 10 and 11 at the same time, the thought could get rather long. Today we will be looking at the descendants of Noah, the children of his three sons. The year is 1657 after the fall of man, 1,657 years since God gave Adam and Eve their walking papers and kicked them out of the Garden of Eden. 1,657 years since the clock of the earth started turning down. 1,657 years since man started eroding. 1,657 years since man no longer had a perfect body designed to live forever, disease and injury free. 1,657 years of thorns, thistles, crime, self denial, murder, sexual impurity, and worst of all separation from God. And now it is even worse, now the world has been remodeled. There are earthquakes, and there are animals afraid of and willing to kill man. Life is getting shorter, no more 900 year life spans, now it's going to be 200 and less. And the fools say we are evolving into something better. I would call them idiots, but I like the way the Apostle Peter put it better: . ..

While the evolutionist wander aimlessly we have facts.

Wednesday October 5th, 2005
Today we are going to have some fun. Yesterday I saw a girl with a bumper sticker that read: "Creationists hate evolution because evolution left them behind." My first inclination was to go up to her, play dumb, which as any of you who have met me know is an act that comes really easily to me and say: "Excuse me but, I'm confused by your bumper sticker, just what is a Creationist and what is evolution anyhow?" But then it occurred to me that I had better and more pressing things to do. But if you want to have some fun, just ask anyone who claims to believe in evolution what it means. Look dumb and just keep asking questions till they run out of answers. That won't take long, for as they articulate what they believe evolution is, they start to realize just how dumb it sounds and is. Now, today, let us look at Genesis chapter eleven, then my comments. ...

And so we finish our short study of Genesis one thru eleven.

Friday October 7th, 2005
Over the last two weeks we have been looking at Genesis chapters one thru eleven. It is my sincere prayer that, those of you who stayed with it, can now understand that God's account of creation and satan's theory of evolution are 180 degrees opposite of one another. God tell us that He created everything in six literal 24 hour days. Satan's theory of evolution tells us that everything started as nothing, nothing at all and that, that nothing at all became something. Which after millions and millions of years became a tadpole and then a fish and then a lizard and then a monkey and then after millions and billions of years, a man. ...

A man, not the Man, but a man for sure

Monday October 10th, 2005
Well today is Columbus Day. Columbus was not a coward, no he was not a coward. He was an explorer, one who put his fears behind him. He was a man who did not let his crew see any fear or doubt upon his face. Columbus was a man, not the man we'll talk about today and certainly not The Man, but a man for sure. Let's start with a few Questions and Answers. Question: Who is The Man of the Bible? Answer: Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, "Behold The Man!" (John 19:5 ACP/KJV) Who is The Man of the Bible? It is, of course, God the Son and even those who are possessed by satan know it, as evidenced by Pilate's quote above. ...

Perilous times? How about very perilous times!

Wednesday October 12th, 2005
Are these perilous times we live in? If you asked me that question, I would have to answer you by saying, yes, but they are more than just perilous times, they are very perilous times. Let's start by looking at some verses that deal with theses times. 1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and His disciples came to Him for to shew Him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 3 And as He sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world?"...

Billions and billions of years ago in a galaxy far, far away...

Friday October 14th, 2005
I really don't like to start my day by looking at the news, but this morning I am glad I did. This is going to be the last thought dealing with the foolishness of evolution for a while, I think. Actually, I am having so much fun driving those who subscribe to the religion of evolution nutty that maybe it will continue for a while longer. I don't know. God knows, but I don't know. On the links page at the very top is a picture of Jesus looking at the planet earth, His creation. I have that picture up for one very good reason. It is there to remind me to try my best each day, to, for at least a moment, put a smile on the Lord's face. I think the opening to today's thought might just do that....

Is it time for Christian men in Maine to revolt?

Monday October 17th, 2005
Would you agree with this? "Parents have the right to be assured their children's beliefs and moral values are not undermined by the schools. Pupils have the right to have and to hold their values and moral standards without direct or indirect manipulations by the schools through the curricula, textbooks, audio-visual materials or supplementary assignments." Not in Maine, it appears that Maine does not even have a law on the books making it illegal for a teacher or school or text book to purposely mislead and even lie to kids. As a result your kids are being taught, by some unscrupulous teachers and administrators, that condoms are the best defense against sexually transmitted disease and pregnancy. Your kids are being taught that God is a liar as is His book, the Bible and that Charles Darwin is the truth teller. Governor John Baldacci along with the help of the vast majority of Democrats and extreme left wing liberal Republicans such as Senator David R. Hastings 3rd, (R) of Fryeburg, want you to accept homosexuality and to pass laws protecting them and their behavior at the expense of the safety of your family...

Idiots, fools and idiots.

Wednesday October 19th, 2005
Can you believe it, a title of "Idiots, fools and idiots." My, my, are we not on thin ice? Can it be that I would dare call any "Idiots, fools and idiots?" Does not the word of God say: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. And were not those words spoken by the Very Lord God of Creation Himself, Christ Jesus? Yes they were and not I am not on thin ice, for it is commanded of us not to call our Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, our fellow Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians, fools, not those who I am referring too, the unsaved, the heathens, the everyday member of humanity. For they are indeed, "Idiots, fools and idiots." But, we are not blameless for their being that way, as you will see. You know, the vast majority of the peoples of this earth would not be...

What is a "real" church like?

Friday October 21st, 2005
By Mr. Steve Burzlaff


>Moderation is slipping in to all facets of our lives, but into the lives of churches more than ever. Pastors, elders, and members often do not want to offend anyone and so moderate all parts into what could reasonably be called a para-church. What is "para" as it relates to church? Para according to the dictionary residing on my desk is: "Resembling, similar to." So what we have is something that is resembling church. I have done some internet searching and come up with what I reasonably think worshipers of Christ should expect from the church.First and foremost. The foundation of church must be the living Lord, Jesus Christ. Christ must be the center of the fellowship. Ephesians 2:19-22 (KJV)...

Young man, don't tempt me!

Monday October 24th, 2005
How many of you have stood over an errant young son or daughter and looking down at him or her said with a firm, resolute and warning voice: "(insert their first and middle name here) , don't tempt me!" How many of you can remember, as can I, being on the receiving end of such a warning? It usually preceded a very serious spanking if the warning was not immediately heeded. For the last few months I have been saying "We are in a war... do something." I would have to be a believer in evolution, living in a cave in Tora Bora to not know that those words have fallen in deaf ears. I would have to be eligible to be a darwin award recipient to think you have heard and heeded my call to arms. So let me see if I can't find a way to wake you up for the war is raging and we need reinforcements. Yet you ignore the cry, and go about your business. Today I'm going to show you some Scripture that should get you out of the ranks of the complacent and into the front lines.
1 And Jesus, being full of the Holy Ghost, returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 being forty days tempted of(by) the devil. And in those (40) days He did eat nothing: and when they were ended, He afterward hungered....

STAND GUARD - BE WISE AND ALERT

Wednesday October 26th, 2005
By Rev. Jim Marstaller Pastor of The Cornerstone Gospel Church in Naples, Maine.

God has given us through Paul in Romans 12:9: "Let love be without hypocrisy; abhor what is evil, cling to what is good." We cannot love correctly (and deeply) without hating. One demands the presence of the other. I love fidelity in a marriage - I hate infidelity. I love life - I hate death. I love the arrival of a newborn - I hate the murder of the unborn. I love my family and thus will work to provide for, protect them, and present them to the Father as much like Christ as possible. I hate those who would do the opposite: steal from, harm, or teach false doctrine to my family. "The word "tolerance" is used by postmodernist' to signify a refusal to pass negative judgments on another's beliefs or behavior. Properly understood, however, tolerance presupposes the passing of negative judgment -- an act of genuine tolerance can only occur downstream from a negative judgment that's already been passed."...

Spiritual Warfare.

Friday October 28th, 2005 By Mr. Steve Burzlaff
This was not the topic I had selected to work on this week. But I guess Christ had other ideas about what I was supposed to do. I received a note this morning from Pastor Bob asking for prayer for a young mother who is going through many battles in raising a godly daughter. Satan is dwelling among us and is ready to pounce at the slightest lowering of our defenses. Reading the pleading note Pastor Bob passed on to me I could just see the glee in satan''s eyes as he tormented this young lady. I immediately turned from my work and computer and offered a simple prayer for her to be under the protection of Christ and that He call out legions of angles to watch over her and her daughter as they wage this spiritual battle. What exactly is a spiritual battle? If we were engaged in a physical battle it would be easy. Those with the most win. The most is the most might, the most strategy, the most resources, and the list goes on. A spiritual battle is different, try fighting satan on his terms and with our physical strength and you will loose. We must put on the armor of God and use the weapons of the Holy Spirit that are given to us....

Three hundred years ago.

Monday October 31st, 2005

Now, many times in the past, I have said that the thought was to mature for kids and therefore should be read by adults only or by kids with their parents there. At other times I have made it clear that the thought was directed to either Dads or Moms. Well today's thought is for Home Schooled kids. Oh, that is not to say that others can not or should not read it, but, it is directed towards young gentleman and ladies who either recently graduated Home Schoolers or are in their last year of being home schooled before heading off to college or work. But now, let us focus on today's daily thought. Three hundred years ago. So, what was going on three hundred years ago that was so important? Well, first, there were only two wide spread versions of the Holy Word of God available at that time, the Geneva and the King James. The other thing was...

First, you must explain sin

Wednesday November 2nd, 2005
One of the hardest groups to evangelize, are those who claim to be Christians because they are Roman Catholics. Stop and think for a moment, where do you start with this group of pope worshiping idolaters? Roman Catholics, think they are Christians, because, they claim to believe in Jesus, but alas, even the devils believe in the Lord Jesus, how could anyone not believe that Jesus walked the earth, He is the most written about and documented man, if it be legal to call Him a man since He is God, ever to walk the face of the planet. So, let us lay out a plan to not embarrass or harass Roman Catholics, but instead to let them lead themselves, with the help of the Holy Spirit and the written word of God, the Holy Bible into accepting Christ as their own personal Lord and Saviour. Ready? Ok, here we go. Let us say ...

Who is Christ?

Friday November 4th, 2005
By: Mr. Steve Burzlaff

I have a bumper sticker that says "The Bible should be read in public schools above all other books." We know the Bible is the true word from God. If we should read it above(before) all other books, we should then know who Christ is, and what He can do for us. How He can reach down and pluck us from the stormy seas of life and give us the hope for a bright new dawn and day.Matthew 22:41-46 (KJV)

41: While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42: Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose Son is He? They say unto Him, The Son of David. ...

How to find a good church

Monday November 7th, 2005
Over the years, I have covered any number of reasons why you as a Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian, need to belong to, and be an active member of, a Good, Solid, Evangelical, Bible Preaching, Christ centered church. But how do you find such a church? Well, to start, you interview the Pastor. That's right, interview him. Note the word him, if you read on the sign or walk in and find a woman pastor, simply scratch that church from your list and leave immediately. If anyone asks why you are leaving, simply tell them the truth, that you are looking for a Good, Solid, Evangelical, Bible Preaching, Christ centered church, not a social club. They are already preaching what they figure God meant to say, figuring that He, God, isn't smart enough to say what He means and mean what He says in His book the Holy Bible....

The forces of evil have won one more skirmish, not the war, but an important skirmish.

Wednesday November 9th, 2005
Yesterday Maine reinstated a law that gives the forces of evil a huge victory. Oh yes, Christ wins in the end, but yesterday, due in part to the inactivity of Christians, satan won a big one. There are but two world views, the world view that Christ created the entire universe in six days and as such owns it and all things created, including us and the satanistic world view of evolution. In the Christian world view we have the Bible, the Word of God to guide us. God, the Lord Christ Jesus, tells us very clearly that homosexuality is an abominable practice. That is to be discouraged, condemned, shunned and for those caught practicing it, severely punished. The satanistic world view says just the opposite. It embraces homosexuality, protects homosexuals, encourages the practice of homosexuality and puts those who will brag about being a homosexual on a pedestal with enhanced protections. Why does satan so love homosexuals? Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women... (Daniel 11:37a ACP/KJV) Satan loves homosexuals for two reasons: one, he loves what God despises and two, because his flunky anti-Christ of the time of tribulation is one. ...

Part Two of: The forces of evil have won one more skirmish, not the war, but an important skirmish.

Monday November 14th, 2005
Last Wednesday we looked at where we, in the Pro-Christ Christian community, went wrong in our fight against the force of evil and his army in the body politic and the radical homosexual left. Last Wednesday we looked at how we allowed the homosexuals and their flunkies in the body politic, the press and the liberal Christ denying pulpit to force us to go to the Lord in defeat. Last Wednesday we focused on how we lost it within the very Christian community that we should have carried by 100%. Today we will look at how we lost it in the hearts and minds of the heathen. This is the law as it was passed by the radical, satan serving, Christ denying Baldacci/Hastings political consortium and their devil serving allies: STYLE="text-align: *************************** This is the actual law the way it is written. LD-1196 An Act To Extend Civil Rights Protections to All People Regardless of Sexual Orientation...

NO MORE SIGNS - Live the Life and Tell the Story

By Pastor Jim Marstaller Cornerstone Gospel Church, Naples, Maine
Wednesday November 16th, 2005

In the synoptic Gospels we have accounts of the Lord either saying I am going to give you no more signs - except the sign of Jonah (Matthew 16 and Mark 8) or in Luke when He said, "If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.." And in John when He had raised Lazarus from the dead the religious leaders wanted to kill Lazarus rather than believe in the Messiah. (No more miracles or signs were given in John except the resurrection of our Lord and Our Savior, Christ Jesus.) The Pharisees also, with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired Him that He would shew them a sign from heaven. He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, "It will be fair weather: for the sky is red." And in the morning, "It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring." O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?...

Who do you serve? The Christ or satan?

Friday November 18th, 2005
There is the God of Creation, Christ Jesus, th God of the union of one naturally born man and one naturally born woman. Then there is the god of homosexuality, evolution, abortion, murder and death. That would be satan. There is the god of homosexuality, bestiality, and all other deviant forms of sexual joining. That would be satan. There is the God who says "suffer the little children to come unto Me.", that would be Christ Jesus. And there is the god who says "killem, offer them up to me as a human blood sacrifice," That would be satan. Whom do you serve? Which of those two have you committed your life to? Jesus said: ...

What are you giving Jesus for His Birthday?

Monday November 21st, 2005
Gideon started with just about 32,300 males, he ended up with 300 men. What if on your birthday, instead of sending you a card, buying you a gift, phone calling you or anything, many who you loved, men, women and children, whom you would die for, sent gifts, cards and calls to those who hate you? What if, instead of going to your friends' and loved ones' stores to buy gifts, cards and goodies, they went to places that hate you so much that they prohibit their employees to even mention your name. Well, many of you are like that with Jesus. The Target department chain so hates Christ that if an employee says Merry CHRISTmas to a shopper they can be fired. Hannaford Brothers, Macy's, Filene's and many other stores and chains have the same policy, yet Christians spend literally billions of dollars in those stores. What are they buying? In part, junk made in countries that so despise the word of God that they put Christians in prison and kill them simply for being Christians. Yet many of you will buy goods from those Christ hating stores and countries. ...

ThanksGiving, in the year of our Lord 2005 AD, 6416 years after the sin of Adam.

Wednesday November 23rd, 2005
Today I am going to list in no particular order, after Scripture which is always first, many of the things I am thankful to God for Giving me. First and foremost, I am thankful to God for who He is and what He has done for me. Thank God for God I am thankful for my salvation, for my desire to do ChristianPatriot.com and Christian-news-in-maine.com and for the one piece of Scripture that most allows me to continue with these two even with the snide and hateful remarks that are so prevalent from those who disagree. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated Me before it hated you. (John 15:18 ACP/KJV) Now, in no particular order, I am going to list people whom I am so grateful to the Lord God of Creation, Christ Jesus for. For there is no way I have ever done anything in my life worthy of having folks like this in my life. Jesus has blessed me with four mentor pastors; Rev....

A tribute to veterans.

By, Steve Burzlaff Friday November 25th, 2005
I had prepared a tribute to veterans for last week, but did not get it to Pastor Bob in time for him to get it up on Friday. I have toyed with some of it all this past week, but could not decide what to do with it so I have decided to share my own experiences of last week with you and then include a link to one of the best veterans web page that I have found. About a month ago one of my nephew's daughters asked me if I would come to her school for lunch on Veteran's day, she is a second grader in a public school, and bring her great grandfather, my 91 year old father-in-law along. We had a great time. The lunch was nothing to write home about, but the kids were enthralled with him. To a seven year old in second grade a person who is 91 is hard to comprehend. After lunch we went to her classroom and had a short question and answer time. Of course the boys were interested in the Army, he retired in 1961 with 28 years of service, and asked about tanks and what it was like in World War 2. He loved the ...

Instead of raging, the heathen should thank God for reining us in.

Monday November 28th, 2005
Psalm two starts with these two verses: Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against His anointed. Instead of raging, heathens should fall on their faces and thank the Living God of Creation for reining us in. It is the heathens that support and perform abortions, the first degree premeditated murder of the baby in the womb. It is the heathens that have made adultery a moral issue and not a violation of the law. It is the heathens that lie to children in school, leading them to fornicate, lie, steal, cheat, and worship the god of evolution instead of the True and Living God of Creation, Christ Jesus. It is the heathens that sell drugs, support and legalize pornography, homosexuality, and every other...

Throw them stones...

Wednesday November 30th, 2005
First I have to tell you a story. Monday's thought dealt with why we, as true Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians, must forgive. And why the heathens should thank God that He has reined us in by requiring us, not to clean their clocks at the least provocation, but pray for them. Well, last night at around two AM, my wife woke me up. She said: "I heard something." I said "What?" She said, "It sounded like a person stepping on and crushing a plastic drink bottle." I said: "Where?" She said, "I'm not sure, but in the house." ...

Are you overwhelmed? Or is it just us who...?

Friday December 2nd, 2005
First, I have a special prayer request for you guys. I would really appreciate it if you would take a minute and thank God for Steve Burzlaff and his family, second I would like you to ask the Lord to continue to bless, protect and keep Steve and his family safe. I'm not going to elaborate, I'm simply going to ask you to pray for Steve, Janice and their family. Notice the title? "Are you overwhelmed? Or is it just us who are involved in the fight?" I don't know of one active participating Christian who is not under attack by the forces of evil. The forces of evil both in the human body and the spirit world. If you're not under attack it is probably due to one of the two reasons below. Either God is protecting you and keeping you in reserve for a future battle. Or it is because the forces of evil do not see you as either a threat or even a participant. ...

It is the CHRISTmas season, not the holiday season!

Monday December 5th, 2005
First I've got to tell you something,

see this guy, he is my cat Willy, actually he is more my wife's cat than mine, but that aside, Willyis smarter than the Christ deniers. In the morning when I go into the bedroom and kneel down to pray, Willy is right there between my hands, if for some reason I am late, he goes in to the bedroom and reminds me by meowing till I come in and pray. If I try to ignore him, he howls. While the Christ deniers deny the Lord God of creation, my cat, a 10 pound bundle of fur with a brain the size of a walnut is smart enough to know that we need to start our day on our knees at the foot of the Lord, Christ Jesus. Tell me, are you as smart as Willy? ...

A fitting comparison between John F. Kerry and real sailors.

Wednesday December 7th, 2005, 64 years later after Pearl Harbor
First posted on: Friday October 8th, 2004

Ah, baking bread or flatulence in an elevator.

It is hard for us at times, to put into prospective, life eternal in heaven versus life eternal in the lake of fire. God does a great job in His book, the Holy Bible explaining how horrible eternal damnation is and how absolutely wonderful life eternal with Him, the Son and the Holy Ghost will be in heaven. But still, for many, it is beyond comprehension and they look for a simpler method of comparison. Right on 2,034 years ago when God walked the earth as the God/Man, Jesus, He used the common terms and expressions of the day. When He wanted to use and illustration, He used examples of things of that day, so that all could understand Him, although as we all know, most choose to ignore His teachings and, like today stay in their sin. Well, today, while not trying to play Jesus, but to try and copy His style, I am going to try and get...

But, Lord what about when they do know?

Friday December 9th, 2005
Did Jesus not say: "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." But, what about if they do know what they do? What if those who were crucifying Jesus knew exactly what they were doing, do you think He still would have said, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do."? I don't believe He would have. For if He would have said "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.", why would we need to worry about salvation? Why would we have to be concerned with John3:1-21 and Hebrews 9:27? ...

Lt. Colonel Willis Treadwell US Army Retired, 1914 to 2005

Special tribute by CWO Steve Burzlaff, US Army Retired
Monday December 12th, 2005

For the past 33+ years it has been my honor to be a small part of the Treadwell family, with patriarch Willis Treadwell leading the clan. What I would like to do is tell you a little of the Willis that I knew. Willis was a part of the greatest generation, the generation that believed in chivalry. His was the generation that stopped world domination by dictators that geared up the might of American industrialization, and fought a war on distant shores to keep that war from reaching our shores. He often told of the events of December 7, 1941. Now, not only will that day be remembered as the day the Japanese attacked America, December 7, 2005 will be remembered as the day that America lost a great man to go and be with God. ...

All I want for CHRISTmas is my...

Wednesday December 14th, 2005
Well, only 11 more days till we celebrate the birth of our Lord and our Saviour, our God and our Redeemer, Jesus, the CHRIST. Once upon a time in a nation far, far away, a nation called the Untied States of America, right after saying only "11 days till CHRISTmas", it would have been followed by "only 9 more shopping days till CHRISTMAS." But not any more, now with 11 days left till we celebrate the Lord's birth, there are saying "only12 shopping days to the holiday", for some stores don't even shut down for CHRISTmas day itself. How sad. How very sad. I wonder how the great Presidents, George Washington and Teddy Roosevelt would have felt about the current presidents happy holiday card. They probably would have said: " George, George, what is the...

Some ignore His birth, how sad.

Friday December 16th, 2005
How sad it is that some, even some who profess to be CHRISTians, will ignore the birth of the Lord. I have heard their reasons and while I would agree that they have good and valid points, it still seems pretty shallow, by one who professes to love Christ, to ignore the Birth of the Lord God of Creation as a man, a creation. Let me ask a question, just because you don't know the exact hour and date of th birth of Jesus, is that a reason to ignore His birth? Just because there may be a chance that the date of December 25th, may have been a compromise date established by the cult of Roman Catholicism to lure in other cults, is that a reason to ignore His birth? I personally don't think so, oh, no you are not going to hell for ignoring the festivities up through and even after December 25th, but how sad it must be to see all that is going on around you and you, without even a smile have not even a cookie in celebration. ...

How important is prayer?

Monday December 19th, 2005
Hey, tell me, have the kids been being good? Have they all been hinting around trying to figure out if you got them everything on their Christmas wish list? Did you get your wife what ever it was she has given you hints for? Have you gone to Jesus with your list of things you want from Him this CHRISTmas? Can I make a suggestion to you, for what you might give serious and prayerful consideration to asking Jesus for as a special CHRISTmas gift to you? Might as well say yes to that, cause it is what today's thought is all about. Here we go, my CHRISTmas list for Jesus, after all it is His birthday, so, shouldn't He give me a gift for His Birthday? ...

December 21st, the shortest daylight day of the year.

Wednesday December 21st, 2005
Just think, only four more days till CHRISTmas. Four more days, and we who celebrate the birth of the Lord will be in full celebratory mood. How sad it must be to sit on the side lines and watch the celebration go by for some cooked up, fanciful, denominational garbage reason. So, for those of you who say, "bah humbug," go away, this thought is not for you! Over the last few thoughts, I have made CHRISTmas gift suggestions, some for you to give the Lord and some for the Lord to give to you. As if Jesus needs my suggestions, but, being one really spoiled little adopted brother, I oft times take it upon myself to make recommendations to Jesus. Why once I even heard Him lean over and say to the Father, "We need to keep an eye on Bob, heaven only knows what he'll come up with next. maybe we had best give him two guardian angles." So, if I am so bold as to make recommendations to Jesus about what He should give us, meaning you and me, for His birthday, why should I be quite when it comes to making suggestions to you ...

Wishing you all a very Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy and Prosperous 2006.


Friday December 23rd, 2005

What better way to celebrate the Lord's birth than to read and focus on His words? Could there be any better gift to the Lord on His birthday than to comply with his order: Go and preach the gospel to every creature... 1. And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed (counted). 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. ...

Why isn't Senator Jay Rockefeller in jail?


Monday December 28th, 2005

WALLACE: "Now, the President never said that Saddam Hussein was an imminent threat. As you saw, you did say that. If anyone hyped the intelligence, isn't it Jay Rockefeller?"
SEN. ROCKEFELLER: "No. The -- I mean, this question is asked a thousand times and I'll be happy to answer it a thousand times. I took a trip by myself in January of 2002 to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria, and I told each of the heads of state that it was my view that George Bush had already made up his mind to go to war against Iraq -- that, that was a predetermined set course which had taken shape shortly after 9/11." ...
Perhaps, just perhaps there are still kings around, kings like Jay Rockefeller and other very powerful and rich men and women. Men and women with direct control over the manufacture and development of arms and medicines, chemicals and agriculture. When we look at how Jesus used the word "King" you'll find that it is not the king of England, Spain or some other two bit fiefdom, it is a man with power and wealth on earth, a man serving the prince of this earth....

Bill of rights.


Friday December 30th, 2005
a year end thought by Mr. Steve Burzlaff, the associate pastor of ChristianPatriot.com

Today the world is screaming about having the right for this or that. What "rights" do we have as Christians? Where does God tell us we have certain rights? Do we have the right for a trouble free marriage? No. Do we have the right to be free of debt? No. Do we have the right to be happy? No. Have a "good" job? Again the answer is no. The right to an inheritance? No again. What we do have is given to us by God out of His grace and His generosity. Until we realize this we will live under a dark cloud without looking into the silver lining. ...Psalm 107 1-22 ACP/KJV

And so we end the year 2005, ACP's ninth full year. Thank You Lord Jesus. amen.


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