Thursday, March 24, 2022

How far does God's forgiveness really go?

As I've said on a zillion occasions, every now and then I get these really great questions thrown in my direction and I really love to share them with you.  Why?  Well, I figure it like this... If ANYONE is asking the question, then ANYONE should have the answer available to them.

Today's question comes from an older woman who has been through a lot in her life and is nearing the end of her journey.  But don't let her circumstances dictate how you "feel" about the answers.  Fact is, how you feel about the answers doesn't change the fact that the answers ARE WHAT THEY ARE.  Amen?

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

A "funny" Corona Virus Story... (And who are God's Chosen people?)

Just about 2 years ago, we were told to "give us 15 days to eliminate the virus" and here I sit at my desk laughing at the lies and nonsense we've all been fed.

I literally know people who have studied this virus for close to 2 years, have gone and gotten all the inoculations too, but those same people haven't spent a single minute studying the religion that they practice.  I know people who are mentally destroyed about the prospect that their parents are going to hell, primarily since they know with absolute certainty that their parents beliefs don't match what the bible says.

In Deuteronomy 7, we learn for the very first time that God has chosen ISRAEL to be HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE.  As a matter of fact, it's even better than that, here, read for yourself:

Deuteronomy 7:6 - "For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth."

"A special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth", wow.  I could only wish that someone would think of me in that way!

Well, here we are a few thousand years later and now there are Christians running around telling people that, "Jews were God's chosen people, but now both the Jews and the Christians are His chosen people".  Say what?  Where does it say that?  That's "Replacement Theology"!  Maybe if they had read their bibles, they would have read this:

Malachi 3:6 - "For I am the LORD, I do not change"

In other words, when God says something, you don't get to just change it whenever you feel like it should be changed.  If we can't trust what God has to say on a matter, why bother with Him to begin with?  Seriously.  If you can't trust something that someone says, then what kind of relationship do you have with them?  A bad one.

Some of you might ask "Chosen for what?", and that's a fair question.  For starters, God says that Israel is a holy people to the Lord and a special treasure.  And look at what God has done with them.  From the beginning of time, God knew that He Himself would need to be born into the human race and sacrifice Himself for our transgressions.  He's made sure that the Messiah comes out of Israel.  And just think, in Romans 11 we learn that Christians have been grafted into the tree of Israel.  Not to become or replace God's chosen people, but to be as younger half-siblings.  Not born into the promise, but BORN AGAIN into the promise.

So what do the Corona Virus and God's Chosen people have to do with each other?  LOL, I'm not sure they have anything to do with each other, but hopefully someone out there will find this a useful piece of information to share with their stubborn family member.

As always, please be sure to share this blog and the radio show with those you care about!
God's Blessings

Sunday, September 12, 2021

And it's all over for the Lutheran church....

So 3 years ago, the Presbyterians decided that there was more than one way to get to Heaven.  This of course is patently untrue.

John 14:6 - Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."

Today, the Lutherans have also fallen away from God by "installing" their first transgender bishop.  This man is not gay, not bi, not confused in any way, but clearly God made HIM in the wrong body.  

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Tongues, tongues, always FALSE tongues....

The single biggest question I get throughout EVERY year is always the same, here's the latest from a sister in Africa, who's desperately trying to wade through the nonsense she's being taught:

Question: Pastor Keith, allow me ask you, can a born again christian be filled with the holy spirit but cannot speak in tongues?

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Is being a Catholic the SAME as being a Christian?

"All people bleed, but not all people are bleeding."
"Everything for sale in the toy store is a toy, but not all things in the toy store are toys."

Those are just two things that I can think of off the top of my head to confuse you.
If you weren't confused, good, because they're only sensible.

But there are people out there who are NOT sensible.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Site Update Notification - 6/16/2021

So a lot of changes are in the works....

The most significant of which is that I'm protecting this blog and indeed ALL of my materials from "the powers that be".  There are too many crazy people working in Tech (and government) these days, and I don't trust anyone to stand up for my right to freedom of speech OR religion (or anything else for that matter).  So I'm pulling the entire site and recreating it ON MY OWN PLATFORM.  Google can't touch me, Microsoft can't touch me, Amazon can't touch me, nobody can touch me.  Yes, I realize that I sound a little "tin foil hat-ey", but I've seen what's been done to silence some other Pastors, so I'm doing what little I can to defend against it.

So the good news, is:

a) The site will be moved OFF of Google servers
b) I'll be creating a user FORUM so we can have REAL conversations
c) I'll be saving money!

Honestly, just a) is worth the entire move.

In other news, thousands have read the previous blog entry and still there is no movement.  That's ok, I know who's in charge.  When the time is right, I know this site is going to explode with life.  I just wish it'd happen today!

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Let your YES be YES and your NO be NO

So Matthew is one of those books that newish Christians love to quote.  Somehow it gives them the warm and fuzzies.  Personally I think the warm and fuzzies are highly over-rated.  I prefer to see scripture the way that Jesus does. 

John 5:39 - You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.

Monday, February 22, 2021

The Rush Limbaugh of Christianity

So as most of you know, I get all sorts of messages from all sorts of people from groups all over the world.  There was a point where I was meeting with groups of men from Pakistan (thru Skype) on an almost daily basis in order to teach the concept of Discipleship as Jesus taught it.  But I digress.

Today's post is not so much a question as it is a comment I received from a rather enthusiastic reader of mine.  I'm re-posting it with their permission.

Friday, February 5, 2021

1st Annual Push for Sharing this Site with Someone!

So after 10 years of being online (go ahead and look, I'll wait), and with close to a year spent offline due to a desperate need to recover (still desperately recovering), I find myself dealing with the same issue I was dealing with 10 years ago.

This blog has 100,000+ visits every year, 99% of them are repeat visits.  I don't care who you are, or what kind of site you have, those are good numbers for a new site, but not a 10 year old site.

I put in a serious amount of work on these blog entries that I make.  I don't ask for money, I don't ask for you to buy my "72 steps to a more christian you" series (which is make believe!), I'm not asking you to sell your land and give it to me.  In all actuality, some of you might want to throw something at me for saying it, but in this 1 small regard, I think Jesus and I have something in common.  He did all he did FOR YOU, without even asking you first.  He did what He did out of love and in that regard He and I (his lowly servant) have something in common.

So with all of that said, here is HOW to SHARE THIS SITE:

Just for posterity, I made the image above for you to more easily understand what some of the buttons on this page do.  If you look below ANY post, you will see all of those buttons next to the "how many comments" area.  As a matter of fact, for your convenience, I have those buttons at the bottom of every single post on this site.  So if you see a post you like, that made you laugh, that made you go "A-ha!", or even made you scratch your head, why don't you do me a solid and SHARE the post with a friend, loved one, enemy, teacher, coach, bible-study partner, etc.

I've really started to think it must have something to do with how I'm asking or WHAT I'm asking people to do.  As many people seem to really like this site, some days it really breaks my heart that it's not getting shared.  And I am NOT too proud to beg!  :P

Boy, they don't write music like that any more huh?

So come on, I danced a little (like a monkey), gave you some music to listen to and got down on both knees AND elbows, won't you PLEASE send just one story (or 50) to someone for me?  Pretty please?

Let's hope there isn't a 2nd Annual Push!
I'll let you know how it works out!
Thank you!!!  :)
God Bless you all!

Friday, January 22, 2021

Bible Nuggets 5 - Exactly HOW narrow is the way?

Luke 13:24 - "Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able."

Jesus was talking about HEAVEN, and the MANY who will STRIVE to enter, but will fail miserably.  They're going to fail, because they DID NOT READ what God said.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Committing the sin of cutting in line! - Sermon Series #1

So anyone who is familiar with me and the teachings that I do, knows full-well that I do NOT consider myself a "preacher" in the traditional sense of the word.  I'm not the kinda guy to get up before a congregation of people and bore them to sleep for an hour!  :P  I'm a Discipleship Pastor, as such, I spend the majority of my time teaching Discipleship and correcting false teachings.

But this morning I woke up thinking to myself, "You should do a short sermon on what happened to you yesterday".  So here I am, I prayed on it, got the green light and here goes nothing!  :)

Saturday, January 2, 2021

What happens when a Christian dies?

NOTE: I wrote the majority of this post back in November 2012.  As I mentioned in my previous entry, I never put this online, because I couldn't PROVE that I was correct.  Some of you have a hard enough time placing all of your faith and all of your trust in God, so the idea of asking you to "just trust me" was NOT going to be an option.  After reading this YOU should have no doubts left as to "what happens next".  To the "apologists" reading this, STOP.  THINK.  I'm not trying to convince you I'm right here.  I'm going to give you the scriptures and then you make up your own mind.  If you already made it up before reading, then I feel sorry for you.  Making up your mind BEFORE being presented with the facts is INSANITY.  I know what we have all been taught on this subject, but something inside of me always felt it was either wrong or incomplete somehow.  Something about just repeating what I've been told always felt LAZY to me.  When God gave me this information (99% in 2012, 1% in 2020), I knew with absolute certainty, beyond any shadow of any doubt that THIS was the correct information.  If we can't trust God's Word to be correct, then we're all lost.  To the rest of you, enjoy and feel free to ask any questions.  Oh yeah, one more thing, like Paul said in Romans, "let God be true but every man a liar".  I don't see any possible way that I'm wrong in what I'm posting today.  With that said, please do your own homework!  Simply quoting scripture out of context won't disprove me.  You're going to have to have proof that what I've given you is both Biblically and Factually incorrect.  Good luck with that!  ;)

Monday, December 7, 2020

Sola Scriptura

I don't spend a lot of time discussing or going over deep theological concepts here on my blog, but I suppose sometimes I need to.  Case in point...  (You can't read my next post without reading this first.)

From Wikipedia
Sola scriptura
(by scripture alone in English) is a theological doctrine held by some Protestant Christian denominations that the Christian scriptures are the sole infallible source of authority for Christian faith and practice.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

He Lives!

First of all, I want to thank every person who took the time to tell me that they were wishing me well or praying for my recovery.

Next, I want to let you know personally, that if you didn't, couldn't or wouldn't take the time to show me the barest of compassion in my time of need, that you need not bother with me anymore.  11 months was more than enough time for you to pray on it and rightly choose to contact me.

Most importantly, here is where I am right now....

Surgery took greater than 12 hours.
I was in the hospital for nearly 3 months.
I have been undergoing therapy for many months.
I am "better", but I am not 100% me.
The surgery got 100% of the tumor AND it was NOT malignant.
However, the tumor was pressing up against my brain stem.
So as a result, I'm left with some "Vestibular" problems.
I am spending far more time than I'd like recuperating.

With that said, I continue to be excited whenever I get a message from one of you.  I continue to get excited when new people come and discover what I'm teaching here.  I continue to put together my teachings and continue to write blog posts.  As a matter of fact, I started writing a VERY COMPELLING blog post back in November of 2012 and only TODAY was I able to put the whipped cream and cherry on top.  Be on notice, my next Blog post may be my most MIND BLOWING teaching to date.  It took me 8 years to be able to find the smoking gun, the one thing that makes the teaching not only mind blowing, but 100% irrefutable as well.  Remember, if it's not Biblical, it's bologna!  :P

If you've been waiting for me to come back and post, here I am.  Please send me your well-wishes, they mean the world to me.  All I can say, is God is indeed GOOD.  I honestly didn't think I'd be here today, I really thought that God was done with me.  All I can tell you, is I put it all in His hands and I told him that whatever His will was for me, was ok with me too.  I never once prayed to live (or die), I only prayed that He did with me what He needed to do.  Some of you might think that's silly, but the rest of you will understand full well that it's HIS WILL that we wish to be done and not our own.  Amen?  :)

So get ready, what may be the single biggest post of my life is coming next!

Thursday, January 2, 2020

I Have a Brain Tumor

Please excuse the lack of luster and perhaps spell checking as well.
It's taken me several days to be able to gather this much strength to write.

I was diagnosed with a Posterior Fossa tumor 10 days ago.
I have multiple MRI / CT scans scheduled for the 7th & 8th of January.
Pre-Op surgical testing scheduled for January 24th @ 10AM.
Neurosurgery is scheduled for January 29th.  It is a 6-8+ hour surgery.

Images from first CT

Images from MRI

With that said, the tumor continues to press upon my brain stem and I am in bad shape.
(the lower image shows the Tumor pressing on the brain stem)
(the other white areas are cerebral fluid channels)

If you know me personally, you know how to reach me directly for more information.
If you don't, there is an area on every page allowing you to email me directly.

For anyone who would see this and desires to pray for me, thank you.
Please pray that it's God's Will for me to recover or His Will for me to come home.
Because those are what I'm praying for.

If you pray for my family, pray for them in earnest.
They have not the love of God, nor the Son, but only of things of the world.

If I recover from this I am going to be moving in a new direction.
There's another story intermingled among the story of divorce and staying with an unbeliever.
I've been living that story for the past 12 years.  Quietly.  Silently.  Prayerfully.  Sadly.

For those of you who know how to raise funds, my family will need help paying the bills.
I have insurance, but a high deductable and a whole new year to start paying it again.
Anyway, that's all I'll say about money.  If you've known me for more than a minute, then you
already know I've said more about money just now than I have in years.

To those I know and have individually interacted with in this life:

I love you each and individually.
You have been important to me.
Giving you my time was a pleasure.
God knows that you were a blessing to me.

ihs : swak

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Suicide - Fast Track to God or One Way Ticket to Hell?

*** NOTICE: If you are easily saddened and prone to cry and can't emotionally deal with facts and the truth, please skip reading this.  If however you are tired of people sugar-coating things and essentially lying to you, then please read on! ***

1 Corinthians 1:19,21,25 - For it is written: " I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent." For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Lots of Readers - So Few Comments

So a few weeks ago I was having a chat with a friend and the subject came up about why there are so few comments left on my blog.

Something you may not be aware of, is this site has a quite large and steady readership.
Believe me, nobody is more surprised than I am!  :P

The most interesting thing, is I get quite a large number of questions and comments emailed to me, it's just that online comments are almost non-existent.

Another thing you may not know, is that I have been quite active at trying to partner with other Pastors and Evangelists.  The funny thing about that, is while these other Pastors and Evangelists have a quite small online presence, they hold my lack of commenters against me.  LOL.

So I have a request.

If it's not too much trouble, please leave some comments.

Who knows, maybe if some of the activity from my inbox gets shifted into the Blog.....
Maybe the second season of "Biblically Speaking" will get kick-started into motion!

For those of you who are privacy minded like myself, I'm not asking for you to get involved with social networking, not in the least.  I'm just talking about starting a conversation, except instead of you emailing me, click the little box to leave a comment.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Pastor Keith Says #1

About 6 zillion times a year someone says to me, "Look Pastor Keith, I know you like to say what the Bible says about things, but I want to know what PASTOR KEITH says about things!  Don't you have any thoughts or opinions of your own???"  While I of course have thoughts and opinions of my own, these people have SO missed the point that it's sad.

Think about this for a moment.  A history teacher walks into the room and begins by saying, "It doesn't say this anywhere in the history books, but I know for CERTAIN that what I'm about to teach you is true."  Are you scared yet?  How about if a Pastor begins the days preaching with, "Now it doesn't say this anywhere in the Bible, but believe me when I tell you that the spirit has revealed these things to me!"  About now you should be running for the doors!  If someone attempts to teach you something that IS NOT and CAN NOT be found ANYWHERE in the Bible, run, Run, RUN!

With that said, even though I recognize that compared to God, that I really know very little, sometimes I like to think that I come up with some pretty sound advice.  And as with most things, you get what you pay for, so if you don't like these musings I'll share with you, please feel free to return them for a full refund!  :P

Pastor Keith says, "On your deathbed, it's better to regret the things that you didn't do, rather than the things that you did do.  The things not done were not consequential, merely things that you would have enjoyed in the flesh!  The things that were done, are things that were not only consequential, but will weigh heavily on your mind, your heart and in your spirit.  If you are presented with an opportunity to do something and you can't find any way for that something to bring Glory to God, then you probably shouldn't be doing it in the first place.

And that reminds me.  I'm not actually suggesting that you have ANY regrets at all, but suffice it to say that without some regret, there can be no repentance to begin with.

So that's my first "Pastor Keith Says".
I would hope that I gave you something to remember and something to pass along.

As always, please feel free to leave your comments or suggestions below.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil ...

So let me see if I've got this straight?

Patriotism is bad but Islamism is good.
Christianity is bad but Homosexuality is good.
Jews are bad but Hamas and Hezbollah are good.
Immigration and Customs is bad but Human Trafficking is good.
President Trump is bad but the likes of Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Cory Booker, Keith Ellison and Kamala Harris are good.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is bad but Louis Farrakhan is good.
Law abiding White People are bad but Black criminals are good.
Guns for protection are bad but legalizing recreational marijuana to get high is good.
Building a wall to protect the United States is bad but the Great Wall of China is good.
Upholding and Protecting the US Constitution is bad but a One World Government is good.
Wealthy people who worked hard for what they have are bad but people who refuse to work and want welfare are good.
Standing up for Liberty and Freedom is bad but deleting 30,000 emails is good.
Hiring Loyal and Trustworthy people is bad but reporting things in the media that aren't true is good.

Isaiah 5:20,24 - Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!  Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble, And the flame consumes the chaff, So their root will be as rottenness, And their blossom will ascend like dust; Because they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts, And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Back in the 1820's a man by the name of Albert Barnes wrote this about that passage:

The sin which is reprobated here is that of “perverting and confounding” things, especially the distinctions of morality and religion. They prefer erroneous and fake doctrines to the true; they prefer an evil to an upright course of conduct.

“Darkness” in the Scriptures, is the emblem of ignorance, error, false doctrine, crime. Light denotes truth, knowledge, piety.

“Bitter and bitterness” are often used to denote “sin;” see the note at Acts 8:23; also Romans 3:14; Ephesians 4:31; Hebrews 12:15; Jeremiah 2:19; Jeremiah 4:18. The meaning here does not differ from that expressed in the other parts of the verse, except that there is “implied” the additional idea that sin “is” bitter; and that virtue, or holiness, is sweet: that is, that the one is attended with painful consequences, and the other with pleasure.

Taken from Albert Barnes "Commentary on Isaiah 5:20".
"Barnes' Notes on the New Testament".

This is Biblical Prophesy being unfolded right before our eyes.
Sure, people have always looked to justify their filth, but what's happening today is ridiculous.

Did I leave something out???
Let me know in the comments!
If it's good I'll add it to the list! (or is it bad?)  :P

As always, please feel free to leave your comments, but keep them family friendly.
Also, please feel free to share anything you see here.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

The Bible Reads Like a Children's Book! - Or does it?

Sometimes I get happy questions, sometimes I get angry questions and sometimes I get challenging questions like this one I have for you today.  I call it "challenging", because it challenges me to explain something that I didn't think needed any explanation.

Question: Pastor Keith, I've been listening to your "Biblically Speaking" shows and all throughout them you keep saying over and over "If you take the Bible for what it says, it reads like a children's book!".  I don't know why you say this, because I need someone to interpret so much of it for me because it's very hard to understand.  Why do you say this when it isn't true?

Answer: Ah-ha!  (I love saying Ah-ha!)  Let me to try to explain.