Monday, December 29, 2008

JOHN E. COLEMAN: "KWANZAA: What's Up With That?: A Critical Examination From a Black Pastor's Perspective"

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JOHN E. COLEMAN, well known Los Angeles area African-American talk radio host and the Senior Pastor/Teacher of the Into The Word: The Biblical Alternative Ministries and of Anselm Bible Fellowship of Los Angeles (see http://www.johnecoleman.org/ ), will address the very timely and controversial theme: "KWANZAA: What's Up With That?: A Critical Examination From a Black Pastor's Perspective".

From December 26th through January 1st of each year, many celebrate the first "African-American holiday", now approximately 40 years old, called "Kwanzaa", which is a word derived from the Swahili phrase "matunda ya kwanza", meaning "first fruits". This holiday was created in 1966 by Ron Karenga (born Ronald McKinley Everett), an African-American scholar notorious for his history as a militant Black Nationalist, convicted felon and founder of "Organization Us" (a violent Black activist group that was a rival of the infamous "Black Panther Party"). In Karenga's own words, his goal was to "...give Blacks an alternative to the existing holiday and give Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and history, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant society."

Our guest today, Pastor John E. Coleman, will voice his strong opposition to Blacks who profess to be Christian who celebrate and promote this so-called holiday. Pastor John believes that the dominance of feminism and a matriarchal authority in the Black Church at large are a significant catalyst for the spread of Kwanzaa, which he sees as an effort to eclipse the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to fan the flames of anti-white racism.

While Pastor Coleman admits he believes that nationwide it is probable only a tiny minority in the Black community actually celebrate Kwanzaa today, he nonetheless sees it as a growing threat that may result in far greater contamination of the Black Church, inner-city schools and the African-American households in our future.

Pastor Coleman, who professes to be strongly Calvinist in his theology, received a Masters of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministry from Talbot Theological Seminary at Biola University (see http://www.talbot.edu/) in December of 1990. Today he continues to teach theology classes in the inner-city to students from all over the greater Los Angeles area. He has spoken at men's conferences as well as supervised marriage retreats in that he specializes in family counseling. He had the privilege of delivering lectures at the Master's College in Santa Clarita, CA (see http://www.masters.edu/), where world-renowned pastor, author and radio and television Bible teacher Dr. John MacArthur serves as president.

Pastor Coleman is dedicated to edifying the lives of those who live in the inner city, focusing primarily on South Central Los Angeles. He has been an avid teacher of Christian doctrine for the past twenty five years. He spent most of his time during those early years of his Christian experience attending colleges, universities, and seminary. He was married to Lucy, his wife of 34 years, and in July of 2001 Lucy went to be with the Lord. Together, they have raised Delia and Leslie, their two lovely daughters, who are both graduates of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Friday, December 26, 2008

DR. CHRISTOPHER W. MORGAN: "SUFFERING & THE GOODNESS OF GOD" (ENCORE PRESENTATION)

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DR. CHRISTOPHER W. MORGAN, author, Professor of Theology and Associate Dean of the School of Christian Ministries at California Baptist University (see www.CalBaptist.edu ), will address the theme of his latest book, co-edited with Robert A. Peterson and co-authored with a group of highly respected Christian scholars: "SUFFERING & THE GOODNESS OF GOD."

"Suffering and the Goodness of God" presents biblical truths concerning suffering and challenges believers to promote justice and to emulate God’s grace as they minister to others.

Famine. Sickness. Terrorist Attacks. Natural disasters.

Each day horrific scenes of suffering are streamed before us through television, the Internet, and newspapers. Believers are taught that God is good, and they believe this truth. Yet when they are faced with suffering and hardships, the one question believers most often asked is, Why?

"Suffering and the Goodness of God" brings insight to many contemporary concerns of suffering by outlining Old and New Testament truths and tackling difficult questions concerning God’s sovereignty, human freedom, and the nature of evil.

"Suffering and the Goodness of God" offers believers biblical truths concerning suffering and then challenges them to promote justice in the harsh, unsure world around them and to emulate God’s grace as they minister to those who are suffering.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

WILLIAM WEBSTER: "BEHOLD YOUR KING: Prophetic Proofs that Jesus is the Messiah"

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WILLIAM WEBSTER, pastor, Evangelical Christian apologist, noted author on subects related to the Protestant Reformers and their teachings, and founder of Christian Resources , will address the theme of his invaluable work: "BEHOLD YOUR KING: Prophetic Proofs that Jesus is the Messiah".

During this Christmas Eve edition of "Iron Sharpens Iron", William Webster addresses both the biblical and extra-canonical Jewish sources that support the pillar Christian doctrine proclaimed by millions every Christmas season year after year: that Jesus Christ is indeed the promised Messiah born of a virgin in Bethlehem 2000 years ago.

"I am the way, and the truth and the life; no man comes to the Father but by Me" - "I am the Son of God" - "I am the Messiah" - "I am the resurrection and the life". These are just a few of the remarkable claims made by Jesus Christ. In our pluralistic age, many today view these claims as arrogant and narrow. The question is, Are they true?

In Behold Your King, William Webster examines the historical evidence for the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy in the life of Jesus, prophecies written hundreds of years before his birth.

Behold Your King provides one of the most extensive documentations of Jewish interpretation of messianic prophecy in the English language, from the Talmud, Targums, Midrash and Rabbinic sources, proving that the primary New Testament teachings concerning the Messiah are supported by these ancient Jewish writings.

As we hope you will discover during this interview, a careful and honest examination of the historical facts can lead us to only one conclusion: Jesus Christ is the long promised Messiah, the Son of God, the Savior and King of all nations.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Nabeel Qureshi & David Wood: "The Violent Teachings of Islam and the Peaceful Teachings of Christianity"

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On this episode of Iron Sharpens Iron, Chris interviews David and Nabeel about November's Mumbai Massacre, violent teachings of Islam, and peaceful teachings of Christianity.

Nabeel Qureshi is a convert from Islam to Christianity. He holds an MA in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, and he is currently finishing his MD at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Nabeel debates Muslims and writes for the blog http://www.answeringmuslims.com/.

David Wood is a Teaching Fellow in Philosophy at Fordham University. A former atheist, David converted to Christianity based on the historical evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus. David now debates both atheists and Muslims and is co-director of Acts 17 Apologetics Ministries.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Nabeel Qureshi & David Wood: "Converting from Islam to Christianity"

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Today on Iron Sharpens Iron, Chris discusses the conversion of his guest from Islam to Christianity. Nabeel Qureshi explains how the evidence led him to abandon the teachings of Muhammad and to accept Jesus Christ as Lord.

Nabeel Qureshi is a convert from Islam to Christianity. He holds an MA in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, and he is currently finishing his MD at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Nabeel debates Muslims and writes for the blog http://www.answeringmuslims.com/ .

David Wood is a Teaching Fellow in Philosophy at Fordham University. A former atheist, David converted to Christianity based on the historical evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus. David now debates both atheists and Muslims and is co-director of Acts 17 Apologetics Ministries.

Friday, December 19, 2008

YOU ARE INVITED TO A FREE MEN'S LUNCHEON FOR PASTORS!

THE 2008 "IRON SHARPENS IRON" PASTORS'
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Guest Speaker: DAVID T. KING, noted Patristic scholar, Evangelical apologist & conference speaker, Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church, Elkton, MD & co-author of the groundbreaking 3-volume work "Holy Scripture: The Ground & Pillar of Our Faith"

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ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER:


PASTOR DAVID T. KING has been a minister of the Gospel for over 20 years. David is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS (M.Div. 1983), and has served as Pastor/Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and also the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC), where he just recently answered the call to the pastorate of Christ Presbyterian Church in Elkton, MD . He is married, and has one grown child, a daughter.

He is co-author with William Webster of the groundbreaking, three-volume set, "Holy Scripture: The Ground and Pillar of Our Faith" which is a defense of the Reformation principle of sola Scriptura, including irrefutable documentation that this principle was a firmly held belief among the Church Fathers long before the Reformation and was not an invention of 16th century rebels. His work has exposed the many errors and massive historical revisionism in which popular Roman Catholic apologists engage on the issue of Scripture and tradition. In addition to David's pastoral responsibilities and research activities, he has been a guest on Christian talk radio as well as a featured speaker at Bible conferences along side such prominent Christian thinkers as Dr. James R. White of Alpha & Omega Ministries, Burk Parsons of St. Andrew's Chapel in Sanford, FL, and Dr. Tom Ascol of Founders Ministries . He has earned a very well deserved reputation for being an extremely powerful preacher and an extraordinarily gifted communicator.

Dr. John MacArthur said this about David T. King's work:

"William Webster and David King have done a tremendous amount of careful, painstaking research to bring us this valuable work. It is a digest of patristic writings on the sufficiency and perspicuity of Scripture. It reveals that the leading Church fathers' view of the authority and finality of the written Word of God was as lofty as that of any Protestant Reformer. In effect, Webster and King have demonstrated that sola Scriptura was the rule of faith in the early church. The absolute sufficiency of Scripture is not a novel doctrine unknown until the time of the Reformation, as Roman Catholic apologists are fond of claiming. Holy Scripture: The Ground and Pillar of Our Faith is a monumental achievement and will be of immense value to anyone seeking to understand the high esteem in which the early church held Scripture." (Dr. John MacArthur, Pastor/Teacher of Grace Community Church, Sun Valley CA).
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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Monday, December 15, 2008

DR. ROBERT SPINNEY: "ARE YOU LEGALISTIC?: An Examination of Grace, Obedience & Antinomianism"

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DR. ROBERT SPINNEY, Assistant Professor of History & Director of Distance Learning at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, VA, will address the theme: "ARE YOU LEGALISTIC?: An Examination of Grace, Obedience & Antinomianism."

Everyone knows that legalism is bad. But what exactly is legalism? Is it legalistic to obey God's laws? Is it legalistic when we obey God too much or too carefully? On the narrow road that leads to eternal life, legalism is the ditch on one side of the road. The ditch on the other side is antinomianism. Determined to avoid misusing God's laws and becoming legalistic, some neglect God's laws altogether and become antinomian. Legalism is bad, but antinomianism is equally bad. Understanding legalism requires that we understand antinomianism, and this interview should help to explain both concepts.

Dr. Robert Spinney was raised a Roman Catholic, but the Lord Jesus Christ saved him by grace through faith alone during his college years. He was introduced to Bible-centered Christianity through Campus Crusade for Christ. Over the years, however, he moved in a theologically Reformed direction. He currently describes himself as a Reformed Baptist who subscribes fully to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith.

Dr. Robert Spinney has also taught at Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, and Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, TN. He has published two academic history books: a comprehensive history of Chicago and a history of Nashville during World War II.

In addition to teaching Dr. Spinney ministered as a pastor for six years at Grace Baptist Church in Hartsville, TN, until 2007, a congregation which belongs to ARBCA: the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America . While pastoring at GBC, the church commissioned him to write numerous ministry-related booklets, among them "Are You Legalistic?: Grace, Obedience & Antinomianism", "Did God Create Sports Also?: Thinking Christianly About Sports", "Peeking Into the Devil’s Playbook: Satan’s Strategies for Tempting Christians to Sin", and "Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?: Thinking Biblically About the Problem of Sin in Our World" (see a complete list at http://www.tulipbooks.com/). You can currently order these booklets at Cumberland Valley Bible Book Service .

Friday, December 12, 2008

RODERICK EDWARDS: "HYPER-PRETERISM: A former Advocate of Hymenaeus & Philetus's Heresy Speaks Out!"

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RODERICK EDWARDS, a former Hyper-Preterist, will address the theme: "HYPER-PRETERISM: A former Advocate of Hymenaeus & Philetus's Heresy Speaks Out!".

Our guest Roderick Edwards was a convinced Hyper-Preterist for 15 years, and is an insider of the Hyper-Preterist "movement". Roderick is presently a Reformed Presbyterian adhering to a biblically orthodox eschatology. Listen today to how Hyper-Preterism was previously able to hook him and how he (by the grace of God) broke free of this heresy.

Roderick is also currently a blog partner with recognized expert on Hyper-Preterism Dee Dee Warren, owner of the site http://www.preteristblog.com/.

You can view a 9-minute video featuring Roderick explaining the history of the Hyper-Preterist movement here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e75KHVhQVA

Listen to 2 other recent "Iron Sharpens Iron" broadcasts on this topic featuring Steve Atkerson of New Testament Reformation Fellowship (NTRF) (see http://www.ntrf.org/) here:

Part 1: http://mp3.sharpens.org/20081210ISI.mp3

Part 2: http://mp3.sharpens.org/20081211ISI.mp3

Discover more of Roderick's material denouncing Hyper-Preterism at http://www.thekingdomcome.com/.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

STEVE ATKERSON:"WILL JESUS CHRIST RETURN? An Examination of Hyper-Preterism" (PART TWO)

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STEVE ATKERSON, President of NTRF (New Testament Reformation Fellowship), will address the theme: "WILL JESUS CHRIST RETURN? An Examination of Hyper-Preterism".

According to our guest, Steve Atkerson:

"Realized eschatology, or full preterism [Hyper-Preterism], is a new belief system about end times events. Full preterism is unique from all other systems (idealism, dispensational futurism, orthodox preterism and historicism) in that it makes the claim that the actual second coming of Jesus has already happened! Not only that, but both the general resurrection of the read and the final judgment are said to be past events...

...In order to justify these claims, full preterism has to redefine historic Christian theology concerning the second coming, the nature of the resurrection of the dead, and the great white throne judgment. In as much as full preterism is the new kid on the theological block, the possibility of it representing the true biblical view of end times is highly suspect. It could better be designated as unorthodox preterism, because the "full" part of preterism is fully error."


During this two-day discussion, Steve Atkerson will seek to refute Hyper-Preterism due to these main points:

1. BIBLICAL STATEMENTS ON THE NATURE OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD Should Lead To A Rejection of Full Preterism.

2. BIBLICAL STATEMENTS ON THE NATURE OF THE SECOND COMING REQUIRE A REJECTION OF FULL PRETERISM.

3. EARTH-SHATTERING EFFECTS OF THE SECOND COMING & THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT FORCE A REJECTION OF FULL PRETERISM.

4. THE VARIOUS COMINGS OF THE LORD THAT ARE DISTINCT FROM THE SECOND COMING SHOULD LEAD TO A REJECTION OF FULL PRETERISM.

5. THE PHENOMENON OF TELESCOPING PROPHECY IN THE OLD TESTAMENT Would Argue For A Rejection of Full Preterism.

6. THE DOUBLE FULFILLMENT OF SOME OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECIES ALLOWS FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF THE SAME IN NEW TESTAMENT PROPHECIES AND SHOULD MAKE ONE WARY OF FULL PRETERIST CLAIMS.

7. "ALL" IN THE BIBLE DOES NOT ALWAYS MEAN "ALL", MAKING FULL PRETERISM NOT SO FULL.

8. OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETICAL USE OF IMMINENT TIME STATEMENTS:IT AIN'T NECESSARILY SO!THIS ALLOWS FOR A SIMILAR POSSIBILITY IN NEW TESTAMENT PROPHECY AND UNDERMINES FULL PRETERISM.

9. STATEMENTS ABOUT THE TRANSFORMATION AND RAPTURE OF LIVING CHURCH AT SECOND COMING MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE AD 70 JUDGMENT TO HAVE BEEN THE SECOND COMING.

10. CONFIDENCE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT'S ABILITY TO GUIDE THE CHURCH MUST LEAD TO A REJECTION OF FULL PRETERISM.

Find out what Steve Atkerson and many other biblically orthodox Evangelical Christians believe are the great dangers of Hyper-Preterism by tuning in to this important two-day broadcast!

Here are some links to valuable material on this issue:

http://preteristsite.com/docs/atkerfuture.html

http://preteristsite.com/docs/atkerrealpret.html

http://preteristsite.com/docs/atkercomings.html

http://preteristsite.com/docs/atker70.html

http://preteristsite.com/docs/atkerwindmills.html

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

STEVE ATKERSON: "WILL JESUS CHRIST RETURN? An Examination of Hyper-Preterism" (PART ONE)

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STEVE ATKERSON, President of NTRF (New Testament Reformation Fellowship), will address the theme: "WILL JESUS CHRIST RETURN? An Examination of Hyper-Preterism".

According to our guest, Steve Atkerson:

"Realized eschatology, or full preterism [Hyper-Preterism], is a new belief system about end times events. Full preterism is unique from all other systems (idealism, dispensational futurism, orthodox preterism and historicism) in that it makes the claim that the actual second coming of Jesus has already happened! Not only that, but both the general resurrection of the read and the final judgment are said to be past events...

...In order to justify these claims, full preterism has to redefine historic Christian theology concerning the second coming, the nature of the resurrection of the dead, and the great white throne judgment. In as much as full preterism is the new kid on the theological block, the possibility of it representing the true biblical view of end times is highly suspect. It could better be designated as unorthodox preterism, because the "full" part of preterism is fully error."


During this two-day discussion, Steve Atkerson will seek to refute Hyper-Preterism due to these main points:

1. BIBLICAL STATEMENTS ON THE NATURE OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD Should Lead To A Rejection of Full Preterism.

2. BIBLICAL STATEMENTS ON THE NATURE OF THE SECOND COMING REQUIRE A REJECTION OF FULL PRETERISM.

3. EARTH-SHATTERING EFFECTS OF THE SECOND COMING & THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT FORCE A REJECTION OF FULL PRETERISM.

4. THE VARIOUS COMINGS OF THE LORD THAT ARE DISTINCT FROM THE SECOND COMING SHOULD LEAD TO A REJECTION OF FULL PRETERISM.

5. THE PHENOMENON OF TELESCOPING PROPHECY IN THE OLD TESTAMENT Would Argue For A Rejection of Full Preterism.

6. THE DOUBLE FULFILLMENT OF SOME OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECIES ALLOWS FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF THE SAME IN NEW TESTAMENT PROPHECIES AND SHOULD MAKE ONE WARY OF FULL PRETERIST CLAIMS.

7. "ALL" IN THE BIBLE DOES NOT ALWAYS MEAN "ALL", MAKING FULL PRETERISM NOT SO FULL.

8. OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETICAL USE OF IMMINENT TIME STATEMENTS:IT AIN'T NECESSARILY SO!THIS ALLOWS FOR A SIMILAR POSSIBILITY IN NEW TESTAMENT PROPHECY AND UNDERMINES FULL PRETERISM.

9. STATEMENTS ABOUT THE TRANSFORMATION AND RAPTURE OF LIVING CHURCH AT SECOND COMING MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE AD 70 JUDGMENT TO HAVE BEEN THE SECOND COMING.

10. CONFIDENCE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT'S ABILITY TO GUIDE THE CHURCH MUST LEAD TO A REJECTION OF FULL PRETERISM.

Find out what Steve Atkerson and many other biblically orthodox Evangelical Christians believe are the great dangers of Hyper-Preterism by tuning in to this important two-day broadcast!

Here are some links to valuable material on this issue:

http://preteristsite.com/docs/atkerfuture.html

http://preteristsite.com/docs/atkerrealpret.html

http://preteristsite.com/docs/atkercomings.html

http://preteristsite.com/docs/atker70.html

http://preteristsite.com/docs/atkerwindmills.html

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

BRIAN MACKERT: "ILLEGITIMATE: HOW A LOVING GOD RESCUED A SON OF POLYGAMY"

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BRIAN MACKERT, born and raised in a polygamist Mormon cult and later saved by the grace of Jesus Christ, will address his testimony, found in his new book, "ILLEGITIMATE: HOW A LOVING GOD RESCUED A SON OF POLYGAMY".

The recent events at a Fundamentalist Mormon compound in Texas have ignited a national dialogue on religious sects. Formed as a splinter group of the LDS ("Latter Day Saints") church, these secretive cults exist in an insular world far removed from mainstream American culture. A world of abuse and twisted theology that seems too bizarre to be true. Yet for Brian J. Mackert, life inside this sect was all too real. As a son in a family of one father, four wives, and 31 children, Brian experienced firsthand the devastating realities of polygamous cults. Now Brian tells his remarkable story of tragedy and healing. "Illegitimate" takes readers behind today's shocking headlines and inside the walls of this controversial sect. Brian reveals a world of loving mothers and abusive fathers, devoted children and sibling rivalry, deceptive religion and the truth eventually found in Christ-outside the walls of the FLDS ("Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints").

Ultimately, "Illegitimate" demonstrates the incredible love of God, and His ability to bring light into the darkest of places.Today Brian is a licensed Baptist minister.

Contact Brian Mackert at http://www.illegitimatethebook.com/

Monday, December 8, 2008

DR. CHRISTOPHER W. MORGAN: "SUFFERING & THE GOODNESS OF GOD"

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DR. CHRISTOPHER W. MORGAN, author, Professor of Theology and Associate Dean of the School of Christian Ministries at California Baptist University (see www.CalBaptist.edu ), will address the theme of his latest book, co-edited with Robert A. Peterson and co-authored with a group of highly respected Christian scholars: "SUFFERING & THE GOODNESS OF GOD."

"Suffering and the Goodness of God" presents biblical truths concerning suffering and challenges believers to promote justice and to emulate God’s grace as they minister to others.

Famine. Sickness. Terrorist Attacks. Natural disasters.

Each day horrific scenes of suffering are streamed before us through television, the Internet, and newspapers. Believers are taught that God is good, and they believe this truth. Yet when they are faced with suffering and hardships, the one question believers most often asked is, Why?

"Suffering and the Goodness of God" brings insight to many contemporary concerns of suffering by outlining Old and New Testament truths and tackling difficult questions concerning God’s sovereignty, human freedom, and the nature of evil.

"Suffering and the Goodness of God" offers believers biblical truths concerning suffering and then challenges them to promote justice in the harsh, unsure world around them and to emulate God’s grace as they minister to those who are suffering.

Friday, December 5, 2008

THE PASTORS' ROUNDTABLE: "CHRISTMAS: A Christian Response"

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PASTOR RICHARD JENSEN, Hope Reformed Baptist Church, Medford, Long Island, NY (see www.HopeReformedLI.net)

PASTOR KEN SILVA, Connecticut River Baptist Church (Apprising Ministries), Claremont, NH (see www.Apprising.org)

PASTOR AL STEIN, Neighborhood Assembly of God, Bellmore, Long Island, NY (see www.BellmoreAG.org)
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