Thursday, June 27, 2013





In light of  DOMA being struck down, I felt compelled to release this video on the true meaning of marriage.
Pastor Chris Lawrence paints the true picture of marriage with solid scripture.
As Christians we must make a stand and be set apart as God has called us to do 1 Peter 1:16. I pray our homosexual friends repent and turn to Christ before it is too late.



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Sunday, June 23, 2013










 Introduction

1 Corinthians 15:3 “For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance[a]: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,”

The gospel is of first importance – not spiritual gifts, politics, tithing, etc. No, the gospel is of first importance because it is the avenue through which God through grace through faith in Jesus Christ and his work on the cross restores sinful men to him once and for all for eternity to enjoy and know him.  (Romans 1:16, 1 Corinthians 1:30-31, John 17:3).

With that being said, I would like to identify Art Heinz of Hope Harbor Church as a false teacher who preaches a false gospel commonly known as the “prosperity gospel”. I would also like to make clear that Hope Harbor as a whole is a false church and any believers attending should leave and find a church that is truly Christ centered in every aspect focusing on the gospel. The “prosperity gospel” is a heretical teaching based on using God as a means to an end to achieve health, wealth, and well- being. God is painted as Santa clause- a being whom you obey to get good things. It’s always what God can do for you i.e provide material things, good health and financial security. Popular false teachers of this are Kenneth Copeland, Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyers, T.D Jakes, Benny Hinn etc.
 It’s never the true gospel which is man is depraved and in need of a savior and we have fallen short of God’s standard of perfection and deserve hell for our sin. The good news is God has shown us grace and mercy and satisfied his justice by sending Jesus Christ to atone for our sin and restore us to God. That leads us to a lifestyle of repentance and trusting in Christ fully and a desire to know him and make him known (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, Luke 9:23, Ezekiel 11:19, John 17:3).
     Before you dismiss this article as “judgmental”, “critical” or not in a spirit of love, you must first realize that God calls us to make righteous judgment (John 7:24), identify false teachers and their false teachings and warn others (1 John 4:1) and have nothing to do with such people who are spreading false teachings that damn people to hell (2 John 1:10-11). This is all done for the glory of God.
           God’s word which are the Holy scriptures should be true Christians' source of authority because in it God has revealed his will and most importantly himself. We are not called to go off our emotions, not how nice Mr. Art Heinz is, how comfortable we are at his church but we are called to go off God’s word and whether his teachings line up with God’s word and the true gospel is being spread to lead men back to God for his glory. 2 Timothy 3:16 – “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,” Matthew 4:4 “Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God”.
       Secondly, eternity is on the line- heaven or hell- eternal separation away from God in hell or eternal fellowship with God in heaven. The gospel is of first importance once again because we are restored to God by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.(Ephesians 2:8-9)



The Nature of Art Heinz's false teachings
      One section of scripture defines Art Heinz’s and Hope Harbor’s teachings – 1 Timothy 6:5, 9-11. 1 Timothy 6:5 –“and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain” and 1 Timothy 6:9-11 “Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness”.

     If Art Heinz was truly preaching to make Christ known and know Christ focused solely on the gospel, he wouldn’t have his sermon page dedicated to the prosperity gospel.  All his sermons are dedicated to being “restored” to receive certain “blessings” from God . His sermons are man centered i.e it’s for the benefit of the individual to receive things from God painting God as a “blessing vending machine”.
       For example, in his sermons “Impostors” part 1 through 13, he dedicates his time to pointing out sin that prevents God from blessing an individual. This is a classic aspect of the prosperity gospel.  It plays on the hearer’s mindset to think they can do something to warrant God’s grace and the privilege to receive God’s blessing by trying to do something for God. I'm not saying sin doesn't push away from God (Isaiah 59:1-2), I'm saying that you cannot incite God to "bless you" based on your works.(Isaiah 64:6).  This contradicts scripture like Acts 17:25 “And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.”  Secondly, we can only experience God through Jesus Christ because God is holy meaning he is set apart and he cannot look upon sin. Habakkuk  1:13 . Jesus Christ is our mediator 1 Timothy 2:5. What can a sinful man do to appease a Holy God? - Nothing.
        Art Heinz calls Jesus Christ Lord and indeed he is but the danger of Art Heinz’s teaching is that he is offering his hearers who is misleading to hell “blessings form God” as an incentive to recognize Jesus as Lord not by virtue of Jesus being the son of God and his work on the cross to restore us to God (John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Philippians 2:8-11). That is idolatry. What good are these “blessings” if we don’t have God for eternity?  Art Heinz promotes a false gospel.
       The incentive for coming to God through Jesus Christ is God. Romans 2:4 is clear – “Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?”  God because of who is he is, not what he can do for you i.e “blessings of finances, breakthroughs, health” is what leads men to repentance.  Only when God’s holiness, justice, mercy, grace and his attributes are preached pointing back to the cross is his goodness shown that leads men to repentance which is the gospel . Art Heinz is more focused on preaching heresy that damns people to hell. His teachings do not call for repentance and the uplifting of Christ. Art Heinz does not preach a gospel of repentance and grace through faith in Christ uplifting Christ. He preaches a false gospel that seeks to uplift man as the center and what he can do to receive “blessings” from God and not God. The excuse of Art Heinz is preaching “solid food” and not milk is not an excuse for his false teaching. Jesus Christ is the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). Everything points back to Christ. So whether a preacher is preaching on marriage, politics, tithing etc. it will always point back to Christ.  The solid food spoken of in Hebrews 5:12-13 refers to the deeper mysteries of God revealed in his word that lead back to Christ not the false teaching of prosperity. Art Heinz and Hope Harbor do not promote the gospel.
          Let me cite one of his sermons on the hope harbor website. In this sermon, Art Heinz specifically twists scripture that points to the promise of Christ to restore sinful men to God to meet the needs of his prosperity gospel teaching which is false.
In his sermon titled “The Comeback”, Art Heinz quotes Isaiah 42:9 - “See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you” and Isaiah 43:18 – “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past”. Art Heinz twists these scriptures to tell his hearers their “setbacks” will be no more because he perceives it in his spirit. The problem with this is those scriptures point to God’s promise of sending Jesus Christ to save fallen mankind which was a prophesy given to Isaiah for the Israelites because Jesus Christ was to come through them and redeem mankind.  As you can see here, Art Heinz twists this scripture to suit the conditions of the hearers instead of giving the actual context and leading it back to Christ.

      All his sermons found on http://www.hopeharborchurch.com/sermon.php  – season of fall part one, two, three, season of spring, season of summer, season of winter, impostors  1 to the 13, the comeback kid, accelerating the comeback,  barriers to the comeback, the comeback, all have a common theme.  The hearer is told to use God as a means to an end with “blessings” being the incentive to serve Christ.
       You can compare all his sermons to this resource right here and see that Art Heinz’s teaching is deeply rooted in the prosperity gospel - http://www.gotquestions.org/prosperity-gospel.html . This link contains scripture on such false teachings.



 Important Point to Note and Art Heinz's Affliates
       A few things to point out- On Hope Harbor’s website it is shown that Hope Harbor Church is affiliated with the campus ministry Christ Ambassadors headed by Mark Randall. What is disturbing is Mark Randall attends Hope Harbor Church and this ministry is connected to Hope Harbor. Knowing that Art Heinz preaches false doctrine that condemns people to hell and Mark Randall has no problem identifying with such a Church, I would recommend true believers not to join that ministry that promotes the heresies of Hope Harbor Church.
I also question the salvation of Mark Randall because he supports such a wicked ministry. I have emailed Art Heinz and Mark Randall with questions on why they had a woman listed as senior pastor known as Kelli Heinz. I also directly confronted Art Heinz on spreading a false gospel. The responses I received via email were less than favorable as they didn’t address the issue. If it comes to it, I will release the emails.

Also to note, on Art Heinz’s personal blog http://hhcpastor.wordpress.com , he affiliates himself with Kenneth Copeland who is also known as well to promote a false gospel – the prosperity gospel.  Here is a link that describes Kenneth Copeland’s false ministry - http://www.cedricstudio.com/personal/copeland.html

Hope Harbor is also affiliated with Assemblies of God which spreads heresy. It’s heresy to say that a true believer can lose his or her salvation.  A true believer lives a repentant lifestyle and is eternally secure in Jesus Christ. (John 10, Jeremiah 32:40-41, Ezekiel 11:19, Matthew 24:13). Assemblies of God teaches that. Here is a link exposing their false doctrine - http://www.gotquestions.org/Assemblies-of-God.html

You can find Art Heinz's affiliations on his blogroll  for his site  http://hhcpastor.wordpress.com .

Conclusion
In conclusion, if you claim to be a believer and you are attending either Hope Harbor or Christ Ambassadors, you need to leave. To Art Heinz and Mark Randall, you guys are misleading people to hell with your false teachings. I pray you guys read this and turn to Christ or perish. God’s word trumps your opinions. Believers go off scripture – First Thessalonians 5:21 – “but test them all; hold on to what is good,”.



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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Introduction


            Once upon a time about twenty billion years ago, there was nothing. Then that nothing evolved into a small dot that held all the space, time, matter, and energy in the universe.  The dot was smaller than a period on this paper.  When all the space, time, matter, and energy formed the dot, it started spinning out of control and got so dizzy it exploded.  This is what we know today as the Big Bang.  Evolutionists have faith that this Big Bang happened, but Creationists know that the true Big Bang has not happened yet: “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare” (2 Peter 3:10).

            Because of the imagination it takes to believe in the Big Bang Theory, this paper will examine other arguments made by evolutionists compared to creationist arguments, specifically the argument regarding a common ancestor. Creationism is a better theory than evolution to explain the workings of the universe because the evolutionists’ argument of the common ancestor theory has little to no scientific evidence to support it. Not only is creationism a better argument than evolution, but this paper makes the argument that individuals cannot logically believe in evolution and in Christianity without contradicting their beliefs.

 Definition of Evolution


            To begin, there are seven different types of evolution: Cosmic, Stellar, Chemical, Planetary, Organic, Macro, and Micro Evolution. Cosmic evolution is what is considered the Big Bang theory, while stellar evolution is when the stars were formed (“Theory of Evolution”). Chemical evolution is where all of the elements that we see today came into existence. The time when the planets and the galaxies came into existence and was formed is considered planetary evolution while organic evolution is the theory that Earth began as a molten rock and when it cooled, the water and rock formed organic life (“Theory of Evolution”). The macro-evolution theory states that the different types of animals evolved into different species while the micro-evolution theory claims that plants and animals change within their same species (“Theory of Evolution”).

            Richard Dawkins, evolutionist, Zoologist, atheist, and author, discusses evolution in most of his writings.  In Dawkin's book The Greatest Show on Earth, he discusses why he thinks evolution is true: he states, “This book is about positive evidence that evolution is a fact (Dawkins 6). Dawkins is a proponent of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Although Darwin did not have the first theory of evolution, his is the most well known. Darwin’s theory of evolution states that all life is related from plants to fish from land animals to birds. Everything evolved in slow, gradual processes of natural selection with beneficial mutations (“Darwin’s Theory…”).

Definition of Creationism


            There are two main types of creationists which are young earth and old earth creationists (Six Days and the Eisegesis Problem).  Old earth creationists branch out into five other groups of creation beliefs.  The old earth group has one thing in common is that they all want to add millions of years to the bible.  Old earth creationists believe that evolutionists have proven that the age of the earth is 4.5 billion years old, and not six thousand years old like the bible says.  Old earth creationists take man’s word that has not always been there over God’s word that has always been there (Six Days and the Eisegesis Problem).  This paper is going to look at the one, true biblical interpretation of the bible, which is the earth was created in a literal six, twenty four hour time frame.  This is the core basis for all young earth creationists’ beliefs.

            Creationists believe space, time, and matter are not eternal, and God created everything: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, and the earth was without form and void and darkness was on the face of the deep” (Genesis 1:1-2). The first day God created the heavens, earth, the waters that were before dry land, and light. However, that light was not from the sun.  The glory of God is what lit up the earth the first day.  That is how it is going to be in heaven because there is no day or night in heaven (Revelation 22:5). On the second day God made the atmosphere.  Also, He divided the waters, in which He put a layer of water under the earth and above the earth (Genesis 1:6-7).

             The top layer of water around the earth acted as a canopy around the earth which made the climate on earth like a greenhouse. The canopy also blocked out ultraviolet light, therefore everything on earth would live longer. The third day God laid the grass on the earth, and created all the fruit trees and plants according to its kind (Genesis 1:11). On day four God created the sun, moon, and stars (Genesis 1:14-19). Day five God filled the oceans with all the water creatures according to their kind, and placed all the birds in the sky according to their kind (Genesis 1:20-23). The sixth day God made all the land creatures according to their kind. He also made man in His own image and likeness, and God gave man dominion over every living thing on the earth (Genesis 1:24-28). God made both man and animals vegetarians (Genesis 1:29, 2:16-17, 3:17-19).  After the flood, both humans and animals were allowed to eat meat (Genesis 9:3).

Common Ancestor/ Common Designer
     
            Evolutionists say that homologous structures and homologous chromosomes are proof for a common ancestor. Dawkins states, “It is the plain truth that we are cousins of chimpanzees, somewhat more distant cousins of monkeys, more distant cousins still of aardvarks and manatees, yet more distant cousins of bananas and turnips…continue the list as long as desired” (Dawkins 8).  The proof for this statement is homologous chromosomes, which simply means that related animals have closely the same DNA but with slight differences.  Therefore, evolutionists say they have to be related by a common ancestor: Dawkins states, “The evidence for evolution is at least as strong as the evidence for the Holocaust, even allowing for eye-witnesses to the Holocaust” (Dawkins 8).  Evolutionists say this is strong evidence because many animals have homologous and analogous structures, which proves that the like-animals had a common ancestor.  The definition of homologous structure is when animals have similar but different skeletal structures.  Analogous structures are the same structures on different animals. For example, wings on butterflies, bats, and birds are analogous structures (Analogous / Homologous Structures).

             However, Creationists beg to differ.  There is absolutely no scientific evidence that can prove that homologous and analogous structures are proof for a common ancestor.  The only scientific conclusion that one can come to about homologous and analogous structures is that they have similar characteristics.  Creationists believe what the bible says happened about six thousand years ago, when God created everything.  Therefore, it is not a common ancestor, but a common designer.  Evolutionists also talk about how homologous chromosomes are proof for evolution; however, one cannot tell that two different types of animals are related just by DNA. Would that not mean we are related to tobacco? Humans’ DNA and the DNA of tobacco are very similar. Evolutionists say that because humans share 98 percent of DNA from chimpanzees, we are related to them (Lies in the Textbooks).  For example, the television show “Maury” can only prove who two of the three common creators or parents of the baby were.  Although parents on the “Maury” show can be proved using DNA, one cannot say that similar DNA of two totally different types of animals proves that they can be related because two different types of animals cannot reproduce.  In Genesis, chapter one, it says nine times that everything was created according to its kind. If God created everything according to its kind, then nothing could have ever evolved.  Scientists also believe other primitive creatures, such as dinosaurs, have evolved into birds.

            Most paleontologists say that birds are the direct ancestors of certain dinosaurs - as opposed to being ancestors of some other group of reptiles.  Paleontologists also agree that birds and reptiles share a common ancestor because they both have homologous structures, lay eggs, and have scales, but in birds, the scales are only found on the legs of the birds.  In 1868, Thomas Huxley was the first person to theorize the common descent of dinosaurs to birds.  Huxley came to the conclusion that birds are directly related to dinosaurs because of his studies of the Archaeopteryx fossil that was found in 1861 but was later labeled as the missing link between reptiles to birds. John Ostrom is one of the leading researchers on how dinosaurs and birds are related. Ostrom stated that Archaeopteryx that it was the link between reptiles and birds.  Many new fossil findings in Mongolia, China, Spain, Argentina, and Australia have expanded on what we know about the early history of birds. Most paleontologists say that even the turkey is a common ancestor of dinosaurs. This evolutionary example is one in which creationists believe to be false (Projeta, John Jr. and Dale A. Springer).

            Creationists believe in a common designer, not a common ancestor. One thing scientists forget to mention is the fact that the Archaeopteryx could be a distinct animal separate from reptiles, dinosaurs, and birds. If that is the case, then the skeletons of dinosaurs, birds, and the Archaeopteryx would be an example for the case of a common designer, not ancestor.

            Although evolutionists believe birds were derived from dinosaurs, in Genesis, chapter eight, Noah released a dove, or a bird, from the ark in order to find land: “He also sent out from himself a dove to see if the waters had receded from the face of the ground. But the dove found no resting place for the sole of her foot and she returned into the ark to him for the waters were on the face of the whole earth” (Genesis 8:8-9). If birds are directly descended from dinosaurs, where does Noah get the dove and all of the other birds he places on the ark? What about the pterodactyl? Where does this animal fit in, bird or dinosaur? From the evolutionary standpoint, these are questions without answers, but from the creationists’ view, the answer is a common designer. The common ancestor argument is not the only issue on which evolutionists try to prove evolution as correct.

Christianity versus Evolution


            Everything in evolution is the polar opposite of biblical creation.  “Not only does evolution not need to be guided in any way, but any conscious, sentient guide would have to be a monster of the most sadistic type: for evolution is not pretty, is not gentle, is not kind, is not compassionate, is not loving. Evolution is blind, and brutal, and callous” (Kirby).  On the other hand, God is all loving, all compassionate, and all knowing.  He used His infinite wisdom to guide creation on Earth and make everything perfectly in six literal twenty-four days.  Being that evolutionists do not believe that there is a God, they do not believe there is a need for the Savior Jesus Christ.  They do not believe in Adam and Eve or the fall of man because everything to evolutionists evolved through slow gradual processes over billions of years of natural selection.  They believe in so-called beneficial mutations when the reality is that mutations cause a loss of information, so in reality there is no such thing as a beneficial mutation. The only evidence evolutionists have for proof of evolution, is how bacteria becomes resistant to antibiotics, which happens all the time. When the mutation takes place, it does not last long enough for it to become a new species and for it to evolve into another species according to (Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria). 

            According to evolution, death brought man into the world.  In creation, man brought death into the world because in Adam all die (1 Corinthians 15:22): “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned” (Romans 5:12).  Evolutionists also believe that the sun existed before the earth. The bible teaches the exact opposite; the sun was created after the earth.  Unlike creationists, evolutionists believe that the stars evolved right after the big bang, which would make the stars come before the earth (White, A.J. Monty).  The bible specifically states in the very first verse that “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). God took His time and made the stars on the fourth day. Therefore, people cannot say that they believe in both Christianity and evolution because one contradicts the other. If a person states that he or she does believe in God and evolution, then he or she contradicts his or her beliefs about either one.

Conclusion

           This paper has discussed how people who believe in evolution have to assume that certain things happened for their theory to be true. Many evolutionists presuppose that there is no God, and therefore, they do not believe in Adam or Eve and can accept that humans evolved from lower animals. Creationists believe that homology cannot be proof for evolution because creationists believe in a common designer or maker not a common ancestor that evolved by chance. Although some Christians might state that they believe in evolution, this paper argues that the theory of evolution contradicts every aspect of Christianity. Therefore, it is impossible for individuals to reconcile a belief in Christianity and evolution without going against what the Bible clearly teaches. Christianity is better than evolution because, with Christianity, there is a hope and reason to live. With evolution, there is hope only in created things, not eternal things: “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?” (Matthew 16:26).


                                                                Works Cited
Analogous / Homologous Structures. About.com. 2011. Web. 15 Nov. 2011.
Charles Darwin. The Journey. 2011. Web. 15 Nov. 2011.
Colgrass, Neal. “Worldwide Mega-Organism Spawned All Life” Newser. N.p., 26 Nov. 2011.     Web. 30 Nov. 2011.
Creation vs Evolution: Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria. Film by Ken Miller, Jonathan Wells, and        Scott Minnich. 2009. DVD.
Dawkins, Richard. The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution. New York. 2009.    Print.
Kirby, Paula. “Evolution Threatens Christianity” On Faith: A Conversation on Religion and          Politics with Sally Quinn. Washington Post., 24 Aug. 2011. Web. 30 Nov. 2011.
Lies in the Textbooks. Seminar by Kent Hovind. 2010. DVD.
MacArthur Study Bible. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1997. Print.
Projeta, John Jr. and Dale A. Springer. Evolution and the Fossil Record. agiweb.org. 2001. Web. 1 Dec. 2011.
Six Days and the Eisegesis Problem. Seminar by Ken Ham. 2003. Answers in Genesis. 2011.        DVD.
Theory Of Evolution. The Journey. 2011. Web. 15 Nov. 2011.
White, A.J. Monty. Hasn’t Evolution Been Proven True? answersingenesis.org. 10 Jan. 2008.       Web. 1 Dec. 2011.

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Are you truly a Christian?
He says, "We live in a day where it means almost nothing to be a Christian. According to research almost 4 out of every 5 Americans identify themselves as Christians...But in this group of self proclaimed Christians, less than half of them are involved in church on a weekly basis. Less than half of them believe the Bible is true." Watch for more.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013


          In this video, we visited the false Church of the Latter Day Saints otherwise known as the Mormon Church at Murray, Ky to spread the gospel. Mormonism is not Christian and all Mormons unless they repent and believe the gospel will perish in hell for eternity. See this link for a biblical breakdown of why Mormonism is not Christian with the holy scriptures - http://carm.org/is-mormonism-christian

       We were tipped off about  this church because they had missionaries spreading a false gospel on the campus of Murray State University. They have a blog which has since been blocked after I commented and confronted them about spreading a false gospel. Here is the link to the blog - http://adventuretimewithaustin.blogspot.com/ Pray for their salvation.
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