Saturday, November 29, 2008

Recent ISI Commendations

"Chris Arnzen is an excellent and discerning program host. In interviewing me about my book, he stayed with the subject matter. He asked excellent questions that gave me an opportunity to explain the purpose and contents of the book." --- Dr. Jerry Bridges, noted conference speaker, best selling author

"Now more than ever Christians need for their love to abound more and more with knowledge and all discernment (Philippians 1:9-11). Listening to Chris Arnzen and IRON SHARPENS IRON is a tremendous opportunity for Christians to be challenged to be more biblical so they are 'sharpened' in their thinking. Chris is a gracious host. But, he is also willing to stand for the truth even when that stance may not be popular."--- Pastor Chris Brauns, author of "Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds"

Friday, November 28, 2008

THE PASTORS' ROUNDTABLE

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THE PASTORS' ROUNDTABLE




Featuring:

PASTOR BRUCE BENNETT, Grace Gospel Church, Patchogue, Long Island, NY

PASTOR CHRIS BRAUNS, Congregational Christian Church, Stillman Valley, IL

DR. RICHARD WILLIAMSON, Seaford United Methodist Church, Seaford, Long Island, NY

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

CHRIS BRAUNS: "UNPACKING FORGIVENESS: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds" (PART TWO)

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CHRIS BRAUNS, senior pastor at the Congregational Christian Church of Stillman Valley, IL, will continue to address the theme of his new controversial book, "UNPACKING FORGIVENESS: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds".

He earned his MBA from Northern Iowa University, MDiv from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and DMin from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has studied and spoken extensively on the topic of forgiveness.

In "Unpacking Forgiveness" Pastor Chris Brauns examines God's Word to form a sound theology of forgiveness, helping readers move beyond the wounds and baggage of bitterness, disagreements, and broken relationships. This book is engaging and accessible. It is a helpful resource for pastors, Christian counselors, and anyone who has been burned and struggles to extend forgiveness.

“True or false: most Christian pastors and counselors agree on what forgiveness is and how it should take place.” This question is part of Pastor Chris’s Forgiveness Quiz that draws readers into his book and gets them thinking about the subject of forgiveness. The truth is, pastors and counselors disagree profoundly on this subject. "Unpacking Forgiveness" combines sound theological thinking and honesty about the complicated questions many face to provide readers with a solid understanding of biblical forgiveness.

Only God’s Word can unpack forgiveness. The wounds are too deep for us to find healing on our own, and the questions are too complex to be unraveled by anything but the wisdom of God. This book goes beyond a feel-good doctrine of automatic forgiveness, balancing the beauty of God’s grace and the necessity of forgiveness with the teaching that forgiveness must take place in a way that is consistent with justice.

Here are two powerful commendations for Pastor Chris's new book:

"Forgiveness of one another is one of the most important subjects in the Bible, and yet one so often misunderstood. Now Christopher Brauns has done a magnificent job in helping us understand the true nature of biblical forgiveness. Every Christian will profit from reading and applying this book.” ---Jerry Bridges. Author of many books including The Pursuit of Holiness and The Discipline of Grace

“There is no more common or urgent pastoral need in the church today than to cultivate the Gospel practice of forgiveness. Christians need to know what the Bible teaches and live it out, radically. Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds is an engaging, convicting but emphatically encouraging treatment of this hugely important (and sometimes mindbogglingly challenging) part of life. Dr. Brauns writes from the standpoint of a faithful, wise, experienced and caring pastor who has seen the heartbreak of an unforgiving spirit at work in the lives of people, but also the power of grace in the hearts of Christians who have learned to forgive and be forgiven.” ---J. Ligon Duncan III, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

CHRIS BRAUNS: "UNPACKING FORGIVENESS: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds" (PART ONE)

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CHRIS BRAUNS, senior pastor at the Congregational Christian Church of Stillman Valley, IL, will address the theme of his new controversial book, "UNPACKING FORGIVENESS: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds".

He earned his MBA from Northern Iowa University, MDiv from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and DMin from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has studied and spoken extensively on the topic of forgiveness.

In "Unpacking Forgiveness" Pastor Chris Brauns examines God's Word to form a sound theology of forgiveness, helping readers move beyond the wounds and baggage of bitterness, disagreements, and broken relationships. This book is engaging and accessible. It is a helpful resource for pastors, Christian counselors, and anyone who has been burned and struggles to extend forgiveness.

“True or false: most Christian pastors and counselors agree on what forgiveness is and how it should take place.” This question is part of Pastor Chris’s Forgiveness Quiz that draws readers into his book and gets them thinking about the subject of forgiveness. The truth is, pastors and counselors disagree profoundly on this subject. "Unpacking Forgiveness" combines sound theological thinking and honesty about the complicated questions many face to provide readers with a solid understanding of biblical forgiveness.

Only God’s Word can unpack forgiveness. The wounds are too deep for us to find healing on our own, and the questions are too complex to be unraveled by anything but the wisdom of God. This book goes beyond a feel-good doctrine of automatic forgiveness, balancing the beauty of God’s grace and the necessity of forgiveness with the teaching that forgiveness must take place in a way that is consistent with justice.

Here are two powerful commendations for Pastor Chris's new book:

"Forgiveness of one another is one of the most important subjects in the Bible, and yet one so often misunderstood. Now Christopher Brauns has done a magnificent job in helping us understand the true nature of biblical forgiveness. Every Christian will profit from reading and applying this book.” ---Jerry Bridges. Author of many books including The Pursuit of Holiness and The Discipline of Grace

“There is no more common or urgent pastoral need in the church today than to cultivate the Gospel practice of forgiveness. Christians need to know what the Bible teaches and live it out, radically. Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds is an engaging, convicting but emphatically encouraging treatment of this hugely important (and sometimes mindbogglingly challenging) part of life. Dr. Brauns writes from the standpoint of a faithful, wise, experienced and caring pastor who has seen the heartbreak of an unforgiving spirit at work in the lives of people, but also the power of grace in the hearts of Christians who have learned to forgive and be forgiven.” ---J. Ligon Duncan III, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS

Monday, November 24, 2008

JERRY BRIDGES: "RESPECTABLE SINS: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate"

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JERRY BRIDGES, best selling author and highly sought-after conference speaker, will address the theme of his book "RESPECTABLE SINS: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate".

Have Christians become so preoccupied with "major" sins that we have lost sight of our need to deal with more subtle sins?

Jerry Bridges addresses the “acceptable” sins that we tend to tolerate in ourselves, including pride and anger, and offers a message of hope in the profound mercy of the gospel and the transforming grace of God as the means to overcoming our subtle sins.

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan of Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS, said of this book:

"Jerry Bridges has blessed us with this timely book designed to help us grow in grace and glorify and enjoy God as we ought. I cannot think of any partner with whose help I'd rather tackle my own heart sins than Jerry."


Jerry's most popular book, "The Pursuit of Holiness" has sold over one million copies. Jerry has been on the staff of The Navigators for over fifty years, and currently serves in the Collegiate Mission where he is involved primarily in staff development, but also serves as a speaker resource to the campus ministries.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

ALEC MILLEN: "FROM THE NFL FIELD TO THE MISSION FIELD: The Testimony of a former New York Jet & San Francisco 49er"

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Alec Millen was raised in the Roman Catholic faith in Atlanta GA. He went to parochial elementary school and Marist (Society of Mary) High. Most of his energy up through high school was spent in the sports arena. He is the middle of three brothers, who all went on to play collegiate sports, so it was a pretty competitive family. The Millen brothers have two very committed and loving parents, who have given their all to see their sons and now their sons' families succeed in the direction they have chosen.

Alec went to the University of North Carolina after high school and started as an offensive lineman as a redshirt freshman, but transferred to the University of Georgia after two consecutive losing seasons at UNC. He had to sit out a season because of the transfer, but made a name for himself as a “brawler” on the practice field (he actually had a couple newspaper articles written about him during the 1990 season). He received lots of positive press, and he was slated to be a starter and team leader for his final two seasons at UGA. However, though he didn’t realize it, he was empty on the inside. He was still a regular attendee at the local Catholic church, but his religion only seemed to consist of one hour Sunday morning. He sought fulfillment in his life (though he wouldn’t have defined it that way at the time) through sports, parties, dating, friends, whatever.

At this time, unbeknownst to Alec, a teammate (Dan) began to pray for him. He was one of the few Christians on the team, and he was part of Campus Crusades athletic ministry, Athletes in Action. Dan was challenged by the team chaplain (an AIA staff member) to make a list of people that he thought were “least likely” to ever be saved, and then begin to pray for them. Alec was #1 on that list (though he only found that out years later)! Dan prayed for Alec for over a year without Alec knowing it. During that year, Dan witnessed to Alec about Jesus, but Alec rejected what he said. Dan continued to pray and live an authentic Christian life. Over the next months, more and more people began to talk to Alec about Jesus – something that was very foreign to him.

Finally, in May of 1991, Alec was asked to go to a mid-week church service (Baptist revival meeting, actually) and he heard a man share his testimony of the life he had in Christ. His story was so compelling, and Alec had never heard anyone talk about Jesus in such personal terms. Alec was broken – all his successes in sports, or in his relationships seemed so meaningless. His prayer that night was, “God, if I can know you like this man knows you, I will do anything.” He realized then that this is all that he had ever really wanted. God saved him that night, and began the long process of transforming him into the image of his Son.

Before Alec's senior season at UGA, he attended an AIA camp in Fort Collins, Colorado, and that week challenged him to bring Jesus into the violent sport of football. It wasn’t enough to pray before the game and then thank God after the game. Jesus wanted to be with him during every snap, every timeout. This perspective transformed his game as well as my practicing. He could no longer “dog it” or take a play off. Every moment was a witnessing opportunity. Every play was a chance to use his talent to glorify God. This is a perspective that has helped him in life since football too.

At the end of Alec's senior year, he was selected team captain, he believes largely in part due to his Christian testimony. He had only been around for three years, only played for two, but was chosen by his teammates for this position. He tried to share the love of Christ with them, and they saw that people’s rejection of him didn’t weaken his faith but deepened his resolve to love them and pray for them.

After that season, Alec was drafted in the 7th round by the New York Jets. This was a dream come true. He had wanted to play in the NFL since he was in 4th grade. He appreciated the chance. But, about 3 weeks after he was drafted, he was in church in Athens, Georgia, and he heard a missionary speak. What Alec remembers most from her talk was that “there are people in Africa that are dying and will spend eternity in hell, not because they have rejected the message of Jesus, but because no body has ever told them about Jesus.” Alec sat their astounded. This Jesus who had been transforming his life by His love, who had saved him from hell, wasn’t even known about in certain places. Alec sat there, and he knew that God was calling him to be a missionary. He left the church that day and decided to go and tell his parents that he wasn’t going to play in the NFL, but was going to be a missionary. This was a hard conversation, as you can imagine. But they knew that his mind was made up.

God released Alec to play in the NFL, but showed him that the plan for his life was the mission field. He likens it to Abraham’s sacrifice of that which was most precious to him. Once God saw where Abraham’s love and allegiance was, he stopped the sacrifice.

Alec went to play on the Jets, and was put on their developmental squad. That meant that he had his Sundays free, and that is how he found his church in New York, North Shore Baptist Church in Bayside, Queens. The pastor of that church, Ed Moore, had played football at the University of Georgia a decade before Alec had. So, he visited the church, and fell in love with the ministry there. It was there that Alec really learned doctrine, and grew in his love for the Lord.

Alec only spent one season with the Jets before he went to the San Francisco 49ers. After one offseason with them, he blew out his right shoulder and that ended his career.

Alec then went to seminary for three years, then he took a job back in New York City at North Shore Baptist. First as youth pastor and then as a church planter in Richmond Hill (near Brooklyn). All the while, the elders of the church knew that he felt “called” to missions, and so after 3 ½ years, they laid hands on him and his wife Tammy and and sent them out as their missionaries.

Alec and Tammy served for 7 years with Wycliffe Bible Translators , helping to get the Scriptures into the languages of southern Sudan from 2004-2006. It is their passion to see that everyone has an opportunity to hear the Word of God in their heart language.

In June, Alec and Tammy joined another mission, Missionary Ventures International , because they sensed that God was leading them to work more in evangelism and church planting, alongside a Bible translation project. They are planning to move to Tanzania and work among an unreached people group in that country. Their approach will be through Chronological Bible Storying and through community development. Their hope is that as people come to faith in Jesus, and that they will begin to desire to read God’s Word in their own language – all the while the translation is going on so that they have the Scriptures available. According to Alec, literacy is still a great need. Please pray for the Millens as they faithfully labor for the furtherance of the Kingdom of Christ.

You can contact Alec and Tammy Millen at Alec.Tammy.Millen@verizon.net.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

KENNETH MICK : "LION SLAYER: Using the Right Truth to Slay the Enemy"

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LISTEN TO THIS LIVE, CALL-IN INTERVIEW WITH KENNETH MICK on his new book "LION SLAYER: Using the Right Truth to Slay the Enemy", TODAY (Tuesday, Nov.18th), 3-4pm Eastern on WNYG-1440AM Christian Radio in NY & CT and heard WORLDWIDE via live-streaming at www.sharpens.org. Join us on the air by CALLING IN with your own quetions at (631)321-WNYG (9694).

"Lion Slayer: Using the Right Truth to Slay the Enemy" (see http://www.emeraldhouse.com/) deletes that anguished cry from the lips of God’s people. God desires His people to grow spiritually strong and to triumph over temptation. Yet sinful habits overwhelm multitudes of believers, who cherish little hope for deliverance. This book provides welcomed relief. Prayerful readers will learn to:

Break the habits of ensnaring sins, and achieve a triumphant life style.
Recognize why we sometimes keep on disobeying God.
Discover the right truth that makes us free.
Believe the right truth that delivers from bondage.
Pray the right truth that rescues us from overwhelming temptations.
Walk in the Holy Spirit and not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.

“You may have looked for a book that helps you grow and overcome sin and Satan. Well, here it is! This volume, put to good use, will guide you scripturally to overcome evil. Get it for yourself, and give copies to your friends.” —Dr. Jay E. Adams, Author, Pastor, Seminary Professor

As a pastor and counselor, Kenneth Mick has successfully taught the truth of Lion Slayer for over 40 years. For 6 years he wrote "Green Pastures", a weekly devotional in the "Juniata Sentinel" newspaper in central PA. Pastor Ken received his B.A. in B.Ed. from Columbia International University (see http://www.ciu.edu/) and his M.Div. from Reformed Episcopal Seminary (see http://www.reseminary.edu/). His personal web site, http://www.lionslayer.com/, is currently under construction.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

ISI Mailbox

Here are some highlights from a letter written to Chris Arnzen, host of Iron Sharpens Iron:

Dear Mr. Arnzen:

I want to thank you for your gracious and generous gift of the NASB Bible for being a first-time caller to your program. I've been listening for about six weeks and always look forward either to listening live or downloading the program whenever I can. I came across your program when one of your former guests, Pastor Joe LoSardo, helped me out with a survey I was conducting among pastors and seminary professors on the effects of the New Atheism (Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, et al.) on the evangelical Christian community. Pastor LoSardo recommended your show and sent me an MP3 of the program he had been on recently, so that was how I found you. Actually, though I study in Alabama, I'm from the Philadelphia area, so hearing New York accents occasionally almost feels like a taste of home. Of course, the content is the most important thing, and I appreciate the program for that reason most of all.

[Your recent show about the Emergent Church] was especially significant for me, because I am currently considering writing my doctoral dissertation on the Emergent Church phenomenon. That's why I've been reading Brian McLaren--not because I am attracted to any of this, but because I am simply researching this trend. Truth be told, I am appalled by most of what I've learned about the Emergent Church: it strikes me as a "cartoon Christianity," and it's hard for me to believe that sincere believers are falling for this stuff. So if you're inclined to do more programs on the Emergent/Emerging Church, please know that I will be listening appreciatively.


In Christ,
Ted

Thursday, November 13, 2008

DANIEL WEST: "ONENESS BY DECEPTION, WON BY THE TRINITY: The Testimony of a Former 'Oneness' ('Jesus Only') Pentecostal" PART ONE (Encore Presentation)

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DANIEL WEST, pastor of The Potter's House (Casa del Alfarero), a theologically Reformed assembly in Providence, Rhode Island, and a former member of the United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI), will give his personal testimony of discovering and embracing the true God and Gospel of the Holy Scriptures: "ONENESS BY DECEPTION, WON BY THE TRINITY: The Testimony of a Former 'Oneness' ('Jesus Only') Pentecostal".

Here is a letter written by our guest Daniel West to Alpha & Omega Ministries in Phoenix, AZ, founded and directed by well known Reformed Christian theologian, apologist and Bible scholar Dr. James R. White, that will give you a glimpse of today's fascinating discussion:

"Dear AOMIN:

About five years ago, the Sovereign Lord was gracious to me and my family in rescuing us from the grip of the United Pentecostal Church. We were serving as pastors a of new church plant for the UPCI in Providence, RI, when the Lord began to open my eyes and heart to the gospel of Jesus Christ. We were able to take along with us out of that cult about 15 others. One of the ministries that helped us out and continues play a role in my own personal spiritual development is AOMIN and Dr. White's books. I searched everywhere for biblical PROOF of the doctrine of the Trinity and could not find anyone with answers to my questions until I picked up a copy of "
The Forgotten Trinity". That book helped solidify in my heart and mind the soundness and biblicalness (is that a word?) of the Trinity.

Now, the group of 15 souls that the Lord was gracious to lead out of error into truth has grown to a reformed congregation of 250 people in the heart of the inner city of Providence, RI.

God bless you and AOMIN.>"


Please keep writing and serving our mighty Lord with the same resolve and strength of courage that are your trademarks.

Daniel West
mcrvidaplena.org
The Potter's House (Casa del Alfarero)
Providence, RI


Visit the web site of Dr. James R. White of Alpha & Omega Ministries at http://www.aomin.org/ for resources defending the biblical and historical truths of Christianity and refuting the heresies of "Oneness ('Jesus Only') Pentecostalism" and the aberrant teachings of other cults and world religions denying or distorting the true God and true Gospel of the Holy Scriptures.

To visit the English language version of Pastor West's church web site go to www.DanielWest.org.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

PASTOR ROY KIRTON & BISHOP ANDY C. LEWTER : "OBAMA ADVOCATES RESPOND to IRON SHARPENS IRON"

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PASTOR ROY KIRTON of Circle of Love Ministries and Safe Harbor Mentoring Program in Copiague, Long Island, NY ( http://www.safeharbormentoring.com/ ), and Bishop Andy C. Lewter of Hollywood Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral in North Amityville, Long Island, NY ( http://myflock2.com/cgi-bin/menu.pl?churchid=church154 ), are African-American pastors, both Barack Obama supporters, who demonstrated deep concern over the airing of a radio broadcast on "Iron Sharpens Iron" after election day featuring a previously recorded interview with Black Pro-Life Activist, REV. CLENARD HOWARD CHILDRESS, founder of http://www.blackgenocide.org/.

REV. CHILDRESS vociferously opposed the presidential candidacy of Mr. Obama, and subsequently also passionately laments his election to the presidency, largely due to Mr. Obama's positions defending abortion.

Both Pastor Kirton and Bishop Lewter believe the airing of this encore presentation of "Iron Sharpens Iron" after the election lacked sensitivity on the part of this program's host and added to racial tension between Black and White Christians in the Long Island community amid an atmosphere already plagued with bigotry.

Listen to this extremely controversial dialogue between these two guests, the host and the listeners who phoned in to voice their opinions on issues that sadly appear to still polarize professing believers in New York.

You can listen to the encore presentation of Rev. Childress's interview that is at the root of our two guests' protest by clicking here:

http://mp3.sharpens.org/20081028ISI.mp3

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

PASTOR CLENARD HOWARD CHILDRESS, JR: "CAN AMERICA SURVIVE AN OBAMA NATION?" (ENCORE PRESENTATION)

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PASTOR CLENARD HOWARD CHILDRESS, JR., a black Pro-life activist, founder of Christians For Social Justice , founder of the website: blackgenocide.org (a website designed to reach the African American Community with the truth about abortion ), and Northeast Region President and Assistant to the National Director of Life Education And Resource Network (LEARN), will address the theme: "CAN AMERICA SURVIVE AN OBAMA NATION?"

In the words of our guest, Pastor Childress:

"The Democrat Party has for years given lip service to the African-American community. They have talked about prominence without fulfilling the promise. They patronize without empowering. Worst of all, this unholy bond has done more to decimate and deplete our community than slavery and Jim Crow laws ever could have accomplished. This allegiance has destroyed millions of our children; children created but denied access to the American dream, children aborted...

...Despite this deplorable behavior of our perceived leadership, the winds of change have begun to blow. Pastors and leaders in the Black community have begun to remember their roots and realize they are chained to mediocrity and complacency. There has been a consistent flow of Afro-Americans making their way back to freedom. This has sent shock waves through the present Democrat leadership. While we are yet somewhat in a vacuum of solid Afro-American leadership with true integrity (there are many on the horizon not yet recognized), we are once again being wooed by the oppressor’s ploys to stay on the plantation. Staying where there is little reward and where our lives and votes are taken for granted. Once again it is someone of our own ethnicity, our own race being used. The Democrats have deployed a new pied piper in a desperate attempt topreserve their self serving party...

...New face, same tune. The song being played is from the movie “The Culture of Death.” The goal is to fill the seats with Afro-Americans in the theater of apostasy. Why? Because if the current trend continues the Democrat party could soon be performing in their final act....


...Enter Sen. Barack Hussein Obama (D-Ill), who is truly turning out to be one of the greatest performers of all times. Obama’s biggest act is that he calls himself a Christian. Listen to this line. Obama stated, “As I travel around this state, I don’t get asked about gay marriage, I don’t get asked about abortion, I get asked ‘How can I find a job that allows me to support my family?’ I get asked, ‘How can I pay those medical bills without going into bankruptcy.’” (Taken from a reply to questions asked during the Ill. Senate campaign)...

...We are deeply troubled, but not surprised at the Senator’s remarks. One would only have to look at Obama’s consistent support and advocacy for the gay agenda and the abortion industry to understand. As a longtime activist for children in the womb (the most discriminated against segment of our society) and proponent for family values, I am horrified at this man’s voting record. Anytime Planned Parenthood gives you a 100% rating, all Americans should cringe in fear because they are the leading abortion provider in the nation....

...Each day, 1452 African Americans are murdered by abortion, 4,000 children over all....

...There have been over 15 million African American children dismembered in the womb by the abortion holocaust and as many women victimized....

...As an elected official, should anyone have to ask you about abortion to make it your concern? ...
...Marriage, since the 1970s, is down 17% in America and in the African Community it’s down 34%, which is twice the national average....

...Should Barack Hussein Obama again have to wait until someone asks him about the fundamental building block of all society? Shouldn’t he protect the sanctity of marriage? The truth is, someone has asked and how he has answered the question wasabysmal....

...The question was asked of Obama, should the heinous act of partial birth abortion be outlawed in America? Twice Sen. Obama answered no! When he was asked if a child, who might miraculously survive the sentence of death by abortion, be protected from an abortion doctor after surviving? Sen. Obama said no! (See Born Alive Victims Protection Law.) Has he no conscience? Is he misinformed on the facts of these barbaric practices? His response to these questions is not indicative of the Black community’s beliefs, and certainly shows a low degree of conscience and moral fiber....

...These six things the lord hates, yea seven are an abominationunto him, a proud look, a lying tongue and hands that shed innocent blood. (Proverbs 6:17)...

...There is no candidate running for the office of the presidency with a worse record than Sen. Barack Hussein Obama. His hands have aided and abetted the abortion industry’s slaughter of the innocent and no other community is affected by it more than the African American community. It’s an industry that targets Afro-Americans for profit at the expense of our children’s lives and the pain of Black women..."


Pastor Childress is also a member of the National Pro-Life Religious Council of Washington, DC and a Board member of the Center For Bio Ethical Reform , which is dedicated to educating the nation and foreign countries on the rights of the unborn. In addition to his tireless labors to rescue children in the womb from slaughter, he serves as Senior Pastor of New Calvary Baptist Deliverance Church in Montclair, NJ and is the author of No Shepherd's Cry.

To hear a previous interview with Pastor Childress on the topic address "ABORTION: A BLUEPRINT FOR BLACK GENOCIDE," click here.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

UPDATE on "AN INNOCENT MOTHER FACES LIFE IN PRISON! The Hannah Overton Story" on ABC's 20/20



A very gentle and loving mother of 5 was sentenced on September 12, 2007, for failing to act or provide medical attention for her son, whom, unknown to her, had ingested something that would ultimately kill him. Nine months of CPS investigation could not find her guilty of child abuse. Ten months of the DA’s investigation and 8 days of testimony could not convince the jury that she purposely poisoned this little boy... Now five children are without a mother...

ABC News documented Hannah's story on the 20/20 broadcast for October 24. To hear previous Iron Sharpens Iron broadcasts on Hannah Overton, click here.

Here are the 20/20 segments:





Saturday, November 8, 2008

Debate: Freemasonry

Here's a note from ISI guest, Pastor John Otis:

Many of you already know that in late September, I was invited to London, England to debate a prominent Freemason on Christian television. You can now view this debate by going to my Triumphant Publications website at http://www.triumphantpublications.com/

My book Unveiling Freemasonry's Idolatry is near completion. You can read about it on the Triumphant Publications website.

In Him and for His Glory,
Pastor John Otis

Friday, November 7, 2008

CLASSICAL PIANIST HWAEN CH'UQI

Live in Concert Friday, Nov.7, 8pm

Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Franklin Square, Long Island

Corner of Sobo & Franklin Avenues

(one block south of Hempstead Turnpike)

Ph: (516)437-3210/ (516)593-1507 / Web: http://www.opcli.org/

ADMISSION: FREE!!!



Visit the web site of the "Iron Sharpens Iron" radio broadcast and scroll down to the free, downloadable MP3 of our recent one-hour interview with Hwaen Ch'uqi this past Monday (Nov.3) and listen to what could be one of the most utterly fascinating testimonies you have ever heard in your life!

Hwaen Ch'uqi is an Inca Indian from the jungles of Peru. When Hwaen was 2 years old, his parents attempted to sacrifice him to the Inca sun god Inti. This involved the 2 year-old lying in his mother's lap while she held him tightly, and his father repeatedly striking him in the head with a hammer. Hwaen's mother's conscious got the better of her and before her husband's hammer blows were able to end the young boy's life she got up and ran through the jungle still clutching the child in her arms and eventually made it to a hospital where she left her son, never to see him again. The treatment Hwaen received at the hospital was able to save his life, but tragically the beating to his skull left him permanently blind. Hwaen, at 34 years of age, is still totally blind, but obviously his lack of sight did not prevent him from becoming a remarkably gifted concert pianist. During this radio interview you will also learn how he was eventually adopted by American parents, discovered a love of music, took piano lessons and now travels the globe dazzling audiences with his breathtaking gift. You will also learn how his soul was rescued by our merciful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as a young man, and how he embraced the Doctrines of God's Sovereign Grace! Today, Hwaen is a member of Memorial Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Rochester, NY.

You can watch two video clips featuring Hwaen's artistry from a classic piano competition in Russia he very recently participated in by clicking on these links:

Clip One

Clip Two

Hwaen is performing at a FREE CLASSICAL PIANO CONCERT this Friday, Nov.7, 8pm at the Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Franklin Square, Long Island, NY. Call for more details at (516)437-3210 or (516)593-1507, or visit http://www.opcli.org/.
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Monday, November 3, 2008

HWAEN CH'UQI: SURVIVOR OF AN INCA INDIAN SACRIFICE!

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Listen to what could be one of the most utterly fascinating testimonies you have ever heard in your life!

Hwaen Ch'uqi is an Inca Indian from the jungles of Peru. When Hwaen was 2 years old, his parents attempted to sacrifice him to the Inca sun god Inti. This involved the 2 year-old lying in his mother's lap while she held him tightly, and his father repeatedly striking him in the head with a hammer. Hwaen's mother's conscious got the better of her and before her husband's hammer blows were able to end the young boy's life she got up and ran through the jungle still clutching the child in her arms and eventually made it to a hospital where she left her son, never to see him again. The treatment Hwaen received at the hospital was able to save his life, but tragically the beating to his skull left him permanently blind. Hwaen, at 34 years of age, is still totally blind, but obviously his lack of sight did not prevent him from becoming a remarkably gifted concert pianist. During this radio interview you will also learn how he was eventually adopted by American parents, discovered a love of music, took piano lessons and now travels the globe dazzling audiences with his breathtaking gift. You will also learn how his soul was rescued by our merciful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as a young man, and how he embraced the Doctrines of God's Sovereign Grace! Today, Hwaen is a member of Memorial Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Rochester, NY.

You can watch two video clips featuring Hwaen's artistry from a classic piano competition in Russia he very recently participated in by clicking on these links:

Clip One

Clip Two

Hwaen is performing at a FREE CLASSICAL PIANO CONCERT this Friday, Nov.7, 8pm at the Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Franklin Square, Long Island, NY. Call for more details at (516)437-3210 or (516)593-1507, or visit http://www.opcli.org/.
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