Error, indeed, is never set forth in its naked deformity, lest, being thus exposed, it should at once be detected. But it is craftily decked out in an attractive dress, so as, by its outward form, to make it appear to the inexperienced (ridiculous as the expression may seem) more true than the truth itself. - Irenaeus

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


For a number of years we have distributed helium balloons with the message "TRUST JESUS" during the hot air balloon rally in Prosser, Washington.  Thousands of people come to this event and many have kids that are more than eager to have a balloon.
The funny part is watching Jesus haters work to keep their kids away from a balloon.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

A Time to Hate

Yet this do you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 
Jesus Christ (Rev. 2:6)

Friday, September 9, 2016

Dirty Birds in Babylon

In many ways modern America parallels how the bible describes ancient Babylon.  It was a mighty empire with much national pride that encompassed many cultures.

God used this historic empire to judge Israel and in fact Nebuchadnezzar it's king took many of the leading Jews captive back to Babylon where they lived for some seventy years.  Babylon was eventually conquered by Cyrus the Persian (539 BC) who was kind to the Jews because he was working to build a multicultural kingdom therefore allowed the Jews to go back to their homeland in Israel. Some of this is recorded on the famous Cyrus Cylinder.
Many political leaders since that time have studied the model of Cyrus as an example to emulate. The weakness for Christians of course is that to put every culture on an equal plain there has to be some degree of compromise and evangelistic outreach becomes taboo.

Fast forward six hundred years or so and there is a cryptic illustration of Babylon in the Book of Revelation that was written by Apostle John while in prison a few decades after the crucifixion of Christ. It speaks of a powerfully seductive and wealthy nation or system that boasts of her glory as did ancient Babylon.

Everything must come to an end, and its fall is describe like this. And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, 'Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.” (Rev. 18:2)
I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues;  for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.  Pay her back even as she has paid, and give back to her double according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her.  To the degree that she glorified herself and lived sensuously, to the same degree give her torment and mourning; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as a queen and I am not a widow, and will never see mourning.’  For this reason in one day her plagues will come, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for the Lord God who judges her is strong.

Many wonder how long it might be before America collapses in mire of its own moral decay.  It is not like we can "come out of her" in the literal sense as did the early Pilgrims when they fled Britain.  We might find ourselves having to separate from a religious group however that endorses ideas or theology that fly in the face of true Christian faith.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable

Joseph Smith sleeping with Muhammad
Mormons will do just about anything these days.
They even hold interfaith meetings with other religions cults
Both Muhammad and Joseph Smith would roll over in their
graves to see swirling dervishes in the Mormon Tabernacle in
Salt Lake.  Who is going to get the women in the afterlife?
Yet some naive people think Mormons are Christians

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

God is not an American

Egalitarian and political unity is not necessarily a good thing for the sake of the gospel.  So often we see people compromising the gospel for the sake of confronting some moral or political issue.  Some will defend their favorite talk show host for political reasons even though the host is not even a Christian.

We have been attacked by Christians who were protesting an abortion clinic simply because we were preaching the gospel, which some of the Catholics and Mormons present were not happy with.  They argued that we needed to put aside our "doctrinal differences" for the sake of the abortion issue.  The problem is that as soon as one starts going down compromise lane it is not long before we cannot talk about repentance and turning to Jesus because someone in a long list will be offended.  Jewish talk show hosts play the Christian audience knowing that as long as they only address moral issues we can all get along.  Peter, at the Day of Pentecost certainly did not buy into this egalitarian notion.  His audience was likely all Jews and he confronted them head on and called them to repentance.  He could have been politically correct for the sake of unity with the Roman and Jewish authorities but he didn't.  Elevating ones denomination or political stance over the gospel is a recipe for disaster.  Many will be on your side in private but in the public market place they will avoid you because they are terrified you are going to say something that is going to offend their Mormon neighbors or business companions, and that will not be good for business.  People who are married to unbelievers are particularly prone to caving in to this kind of pressure because they have to live with someone who is going to make things difficult for them at home.  So let's just talk about Mary had a little lamb and we can all be happy.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Signs of the Times

Most towns and cities have sign regulations for numerous reasons.  There are safety concerns having to do with blocking visibility of roadways and signs need to be able to withstand wind.  Then some codes want signs to fit within the normal decor and theme of various tourist attractions etc.  And of course the city does not want signs left as trash for public employees to clean up.  Sometimes however laws are made that find themselves in trouble with freedom of speech.  In most cases the regular sign ordinances can be ignored if one places the sign on wheels, such as a traveler or truck.  People can cry and complain all they want but wheels trump permanently fixed signs.
Brace yourself for some lively conversation (and sign language).
Holding a sign on a public sidewalk is totally within the realm of free speech.  However many of your cowardly friends might decide to avoid you and walk on the other side of the street from now on.  The police might come and remind you not to block the flow of traffic to businesses etc.  Simply be polite.
Signs on boats are fare game for there are no navigational rules that apply here and cities have no jurisdiction over water.
Dale Brown and John Hultberg at truck stop.  It is good to have literature or videos to give to potential seekers.
Christine Weick talking to Muslims at a mosque in Tacoma, Washington.
Christians speak out at Jehovah's Witness convention

Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Counterfeit

A counterfeit is the most sincere form of flattery for it copies something genuine, but then for the sake of gaining an advantage and deceiving it is passed off as the original.  For the past two thousand years the gospel has been attacked by many counterfeiters who have dreamed up something which might sound good to the ears, look good to the eyes, and even bring some form of temporary reward or satisfaction, but in the end when put to the test it ultimately fails and the poor soul who bought it is left in despair.  Which gospel and which Jesus have you received?  You may have been insulted by someone who presented the truth, or you may be embarrassed to endorse something that is so old fashion, but would you rather be deceived?  Think of all the religions in the past two thousand years that have dreamed up a new revelation, published a new book by supposed prophets such as Muhammad, Joseph Smith, etc. that claim to update or improve on the the original biblical stories.