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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Season Of Giving


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Why Ask Why?/ Earnestly Contending For The Faith 12/07 by Rediscovering Biblical Christianity | Christianity Podcasts


Join me Saturday morning at 11:00 A.M. for a dynamic and powerful Word from the Lord. I am particularly excited about this message because I strongly feet the Spirit of God in this lesson and I believe that He will be speaking to someone special. That someone could be you.


DON’T MISS IT.
Why Ask Why?/ Earnestly Contending For The Faith 12/07 by Rediscovering Biblical Christianity | Christianity Podcasts

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

ASK THE BISHOP / WHAT DOES GOD SAY ABOUT ORAL SEX?


QUESTION: (Anonymous)

Bishop, I heard a young person say that they were saving themselves for marriage but was engaged in having oral sex until they get married. They didn't consider oral sex as a sex act. What is your position on this matter?
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ANSWER:

Thank you for your question. Most preachers/Pastors would avoid answering this question in an open social forum like FaceBook, and some have dared express a compromising, socially pleasing, watered down moral stance on sex and sexual perversions. However, I have made a commitment to try to answer your questions and maybe help someone else that may have a similar question and are just too shy or embarrassed to ask it.

This is an easy question to answer. It is not difficult at all. Sex is sex! Any sex outside of marriage is absolutely wrong, particularly “oral sex.” Therefore, your “young person” has already crossed the line of sexual impurity and can no longer be considered sexually pure or sexually chaste (Faithful to God). The Word of God indicates that it takes a debased mind, dishonorable passions and a darkened heart to go against nature and do what ought not to be done (Romans 1:18-32).

  • The Bible is clear on sexual fidelity (e.g. Hebrews 13:4; Ephesians 5:1-3; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).
  •  Sexual practices that are “contrary to nature”, i.e. meant to produce a pregnancy, are forbidden. Homosexuality is the most obvious – and clearly condemned (Romans 1:26-27). Therefore, any variation or imitation of that which God calls an abomination, whether in marriage or out of marriage, whether between opposite sexes or the same sex, is condemned. 
  • The Bible states clearly that our bodies (Referring to those of us who have repented, been washed in the blood of Christ by water baptism into His name and are filled with His Holy Spirit) are not our own, and that we are to glorify God with our bodies (see 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; 10:31). Our sexual conduct in marriage should glorify God.

In accordance with the Holy Scriptures and The Holy Spirit that dwells within me, I believe we should avoid every sexual practice that is clearly forbidden in the Word of God, and that we should enjoy the freedom God gives to us in marriage, subject to the governing principles of His Word.

As for those saints who may read this post and come under conviction, the Word of God says:
  • “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)

As for those who are unsaved according to Holy Scripture, you may obtain a new life in and with Christ by obeying Acts, 2:38:
  • "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
Repent!!!!

Monday, November 4, 2013

There Is a Time To Be Nice Then There Is a Time Not To Be Nice



"You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good?” (Matthew 12:34) 

 “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you shut the door of the Kingdom of Heaven in people’s faces. You won’t go in yourselves, and you don’t let others enter either. What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you cross land and sea to make one convert, and then you turn that person into twice the child of hell you yourselves are!” (Matthew 23:13-15)

Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer, but you are making it a den of robbers.’” (Matthew 21:12-13)


Jesus did not act afraid when faced with opposition and wickedness.  But he openly exposed them for who they were and rebuked them with power and might.

Jesus was not politically correct nor was he concerned with kissing anyone’s behind just to be accepted by them.   

Jesus is just the Truth!

Amen!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

SAYING WHAT NEEDS TO BE SAID



OTHERS HAVE THOUGHT IT BUT I WILL SAY IT.

THERE HAVE BEEN MANY UNITED STATES PRESIDENTS WHO HAVE NOT PERFORMED IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE POOR, THE MINORITIES, THE UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED AS WELL AS THE HANDICAPPED CITIZENS OF AMERICA. THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF UNITED STATES PRESIDENTS WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN EVIL POLITICS AND UNJUST WARS WHERE OUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS WERE PURPOSELY PUT IN HARMS WAY AND MAIMED SLAUGHTERED ON THE BATTLEFIELD BECAUSE OF A PERSONAL AGENDA BY THE CHIEF EXCUTIVE OFFICER OR OVER SOME PHONY ALLEGATIONS OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. GENERATIONS OF MINORTY CITIZENS WHOSE FOUNDATION AND HERITAGE SPRANG FROM SYSTEMATIC DISCRIMINATION, SOCIAL DEPRAVATION AND INFERIOR EDUCATIONAL AND EARNING OPPORTUNITIES AS WELL AS JUDICAL DISPARITIES THAT STILL EXISTS TODAY HAVE HAD TO ENDURE THE EVILS OF RACISM AND BIGOTRY WITH GRACE, DIGNITY AND FAITH. 

HOWEVER, THE FIRST TIME THAT AN AFRICAN AMERICAN BECOMES PRESIDENT OF THE UNTED STATES OF AMERICA; A SIGINIFACANT SEGEMENT OF THE WHITE POPULATION HATEFULLY BRINGS ALL OF THEIR POWER AND INFLUENCE TO DEMONIZE THE PRESIDENT AND TRY TO SULLY HIS LEGACY. MANY WHITES HAVE ACTUALLY LOST THEIR ABILTIY TO HIDE THEIR RACIST THOUGHTS.  OVERT ACTS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST MINORITIES HAVE INCREASED ALONGS WITH RACIST SLURS AND DEMEANING DEPICTIONS AND OTHER INSULTS. WHITE SUPREMACISTS HAVE LOST MINDS AND SENSE OF DECENCY, PROPRIETY AND CIVILITY. THEY ARE OUT OF CONTROLL. WHERE WERE THEIR PASSION AND OUTRAGE WHEN BLACK MEN AND BOYS AND BLACK WOMEN AND GIRLS WERE BEING SUBJECTED TO THE HARSH REALITIES OF SYSTEMIC BIGOTRY, MURDER, RAPE, IMPRISONMENT, THE CLANDESTINE AND SYSTEMATIC DISMANTLING OF THE BLACK FAMILY AND THE CONTINUED POLICIES THAT KEPT THE POOR IMPOVERISHED AND WITHOUT ANY HOPE. THEY TALK ABOUT ENTITLEMENTS AS IF IT WERE A BAD THING BUT AREN’T THEY HYPOCRITES? THEY FEEL ENTITLED TO AN UNJUST PORTION OF WEALTH AND LIBERTIES THAT HAVE BEEN AND STILL ARE DENIED TO GENERATIONS OF MINORITES. 

I AM TIRED OF THEIR BELLYACHING AND WHINING ABOUT A LITTLE DISCOMFORT AND AN IMAGINED THREAT. I AM TIRED OF THEIR COWARDLY TACTICS OF SLANDER AND MISIFORMATION. I SAY TO THEM “BE QUIET!” YOU DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE CURRENT PRESIDENCY OR HIS POLICIES. YOUR FAMILIES HAVE NOT ENDURED GENERATIONS OF OPPRESSION. “BE QUIET!” YOUR WOMEN HAVE NOT HAD TO EDURE THE ABSENCE OF THEIR HUSBANDS AND FATHERS DUE TO A CORRUPT JUDICIAL SYSTEM. “BE QUIET!” YOU HAVE NOT ENURED THE LOST OF UNBORN GENERATIONS BECAUSE OF LYNCHINGS, MURDERS AND THE UNJUST IMPRISONMENT OF YOUR MALE POPULATION. “BE QUIET!” YOU HAVE NOT HAD YOUR WOMEN HABITUALLY SUBJECTED TO SEXUAL MOLESTATION, RAPE AND ABUSE WITHOUT JUDICIAL REDRESS. “BE QUIET!” YOU DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO COMPLAIN, UNLESS OF COURSE YOU FEEL SUPERIOR AND ENTITLED TO COMFORTS, HAPPINESS, SECURITIES AND PLEASURES THAT WERE DENIED US.  IN REALITY, IT APPEARS THAT IT IS YOU WHO ARE SEEKING FOR ENTITLEMENTS?  SO WHY DON’T YOU JUST HUSH?!

IT IS PAINFULLY OBVIOUS THAT THE DEMONIZING OF PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS RACIST OVERTONES. OTHERWISE, WHY WASN’T PRESIDENT BUSH DEMONIZED OR WHY WASN’T ANY OF THE OTHER FORMER WHITE PRESIDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES DEMONIZED, PUBLICALLY SLURRED, SULLIED, POLITACALLY TERRORIZED AND CHARACTERIZED AS INFERIOR DEMEANING ANIMALS (I.E. MONKIES AND APES)? WHY WEREN’T THEIR HERITAGE AND ORIGINS SCRUTINIZED WITH THE SAME FERVOR AS PRESIDENT’S OBAMA’S WAS? WHY WEREN’T THEIR FAMILIES’ HISTORY OF SLAVE OWNERSHIP, ILLEGAL MANUFACTURING AND SALES OF ILLEGAL LIQUOR, ILLEGAL GAMBLING AND PROSTITUTION BROUGHT OUT PUBLICALLY? COULD IT BE THAT THEY ARE “ENTITLED?” 

SOME OF THESE RACIST MALCONTENTS SAY THAT THEY ARE CHRISTIANS AND THAT THEY REPRESENT THE MORAL RIGHT. LET’S EXAMINE THAT CLAIM.
Ecclesiastes 10:20 says, “Don't insult the king, not even in your thoughts…” 
Daniel 5:22 says, “…The Most High God is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and sets over them anyone he wishes.”
EVERYTHING IS ORDERED BY THE LORD, EVEN OUR PRESIDENT.

WHO ARE WE TO QUESTION GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY OR HIS CHOICE IN LEADERSHIP?

MINORITIES HAVE HAD TO LEARN HOW TO LIVE AND SURVIVE IN HUMILITY AND QUIETNESS -TRUSTING IN GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY AND GREAT MERCIES. I SUGGEST THAT THOSE WHO DO NOT AGREE WITH THE CURRENT PRESIDENT TAKE A LESSON FROM THOSE OF US WHO HAVE HAD TO SUFFER THROUGH MANY PRESIDENTS.

TRUST GOD AND BE QUIET!
(BISHOP O.W. PRINCE)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Are You Like Christ?


It has been said that to be a Christian we must be Christ-like. And there are many people who consider themselves to be Christian. However, when we look at ourselves and our actions, do we resemble Christ?
Are You Like Christ?
Jesus was born for the purpose of obeying the Father even to the point of ridicule, torture and death.
Are you like Christ?
Jesus invested himself in others repeatedly without consideration for fame, fortune or celebrity.
Are you like Christ?
Jesus went out of his way to evangelize the undesirables and he risked the stigma of being a social misfit and a religious heretic in order to reach the oppressed, broken, discarded and downtrodden souls.
Are you like Christ?
Jesus demonstrated righteous indignation and holy boldness toward the corrupt and greedy money changers that operated in His Father’s House. He turned over their tables and expelled them from the temple.
Are you like Christ?
Jesus did not conform to the popular religious system but identified their leaders as a perverted, poisonous, hypocritical and deceitful brood of vipers.
Are you like Christ?
Jesus felt and demonstrated compassion on the poor, the sick, the widows and children.
Are you like Christ?
Jesus did not think himself too glorious to bend down and wash the feet of those whom he loved.
Are you like Christ?
Jesus did not hold a grudge against Peter for denying him but saw his contrition and restored him.
Are you like Christ?
Jesus never gathered wealth for himself nor taught his disciple how to gain worldly prosperity.
Are you like Christ?
Jesus never engaged in homosexuality, sexual perversions or lewd and vulgar language and behavior.
Are you like Christ?
Jesus did not practice overindulgence, intoxication or drunkenness.
Are you like Christ?
Jesus was not focused on carnal beauty, physical enhancements or outward adornments.
Are you like Christ?
Jesus obeyed The Father and kept all of His Commandments - not breaking one of them – not even the Seventh-Day Sabbath.
Are you like Christ?
Jesus never sought the glory, prestige, honor or position of ecclesiastical titles.
Are you like Christ?
Jesus was buried in a watery gave by baptism and filled with the Holy Spirit.
Are you like Christ?
The Father said that Jesus was His beloved Son in whom He was well pleased.
Are you like Christ?

O.W. Prince Radio Network


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Everything That Shines Ain't Gold





We have all heard it said that “Everything that shines ain’t gold.” And in Isaiah the 14th Chapter, Lucifer (The Devil) is described as the bright Morning Star – The most beautiful of God’s creations.  Nevertheless, he was cast down out of heaven to the earth along with a third of the stars (angels) of heaven) for prideful rebellion (Revelation 12:4).

There are a lot of good looking, good sounding, excellent speaking, persuasive and motivating preachers and Pastors who shine brightly in the earth. 

But suffice it to say that “Everything that shine ain’t Gold.”

The Bibles teaches us to “test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 

And how do we test the Spirit to see if they are confessing or rather teaching the Doctrine of Christ?

Apostles Paul answers that question in Galatians 1:8 by saying: “if anyone or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one preached to us by the Apostles of Christ, let them be under God's curse!”

The standard for telling if a preacher is preaching God’s Truth is to measure it against the commands of God and the teachings and practices of the true apostles of Christ.

Christ and His Apostles have set the standard for the Church of Jesus Christ. And  any other teaching, any other doctrines or any other practice is accursed.

Everything that shines ain’t gold!



Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Knowing Fear



In the Authorized King James Version of the Bible, it is reported that the phrases Fear not” or “Be not afraid” appears 103 times.

In the New Testament, “Fear not” appears at least 16 times and “Be not afraid” appears at least 9 times for a total of 25 times.

“Fear” itself is spoken of over 500 times in the King James Version of the Bible.

And Jesus said unto Simon, “Fear not. From henceforth thou shalt catch men.” – Luke 5:10

And in Matthew 10:28 Jesus says to “fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

And in Psalms 111:10 it says, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.”

Is the Bible contradicting itself or are there different types of fears being spoken of.

Let’s Examine This Further.

Open This Bible Study By Clicking On The Link or Picture Below.

Friday, August 23, 2013

~ African Americans Deserve Reparations Too! ~


Reparation is defined as the act of making amends, offering expiation, or giving satisfaction for a wrong or injury. It is the payment of damages.

We All Agree that Slavery and her children, racism, discrimination bigotry and racial supremacy were and still are egregious ills within our American Society.


This government has forgiven the debts of countries that were formally our sworn enemies and supplied them with the blood, sweat and tears of our men and women in uniform. This country has rebuilt the infrastructure of war torn nations and repeatedly put our men and woman in uniform in harm’s way in the name of democracy and human rights.

However, this nation has not afforded former slaves and their decedents the same courtesy and/or financial benefits that was granted to such countries as Afghanistan (12.9 Billion in aid in 2011), Israel (3.2 billion in 2011) and Iraq (2.14 billion 2011) and this does not include the human cost.

A fraction of such aid as reparations for this country’s horrendous and brutal acts of slavery, racism, discrimination as well as its clandestine policies that permitted the inhumane and immoral lynching, murders, rapes and dismemberment of its African American citizens (namely the black man) and their families, would go a long way in repairing the generational, social, psychological and financial health of the race.

Regardless of the few exceptions that have been allowed to rise to the level of affluence, fame and/or fortune, there is still a significant population of African Americans who have not left the plantation, mentally, spiritually, socially and financially. The holocaust of slavery has generational ramifications that are just now coming to light and must be addressed on several levels none the least of which are financial reparations.

Now, this article may be offensive to some but it is not intended to be. The uplifting of a people wronged does not diminish anyone but benefits everyone. (Bishop)

If you are of African American descent, please feel free to chime in with your opinion on this ongoing question. I will not challenge your opinion or confront your position on the matter. I just want to give you the opportunity to be heard on the matter or at least think about where you and your family would be financially, socially, educationally and psychologically if we (African Americans) were afforded the same privilege and aid that foreign nations are afforded by this country.


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Editor's Commentary



It is obvious to the astute and the discerning that certain elements of our society have waged financial, political and social warfare on those that they have perceived to have voted for President Obama.  They cannot touch him, although they have tried, so they are coming after the poor, the African American, the Hispanic and the non-white voter.

Please see the following link for video information.

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~ LET ME BE ABSOLUTELY CLEAR. ~

In this life, things will never be fair but trust God and hold on.  God still is in control.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33

(Bishop O.W. Prince)


Monday, August 5, 2013

DON’T GET IT TWISTED!



THE WAY YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE WILL ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS FOR YOU:
What is your main focus? 
Is it yourself?
Is it family?
Is it sex?
Is it pleasing others?
Is it your spouse?
Is it your body?
Is it your children?
Is it pleasing yourself?

What is your main goal and purpose?
Is it finding a suitable mate?
Is it finding someone to take care of you?
Is it getting a home and car?
Is it getting an education?
Is it serving others?
Is it to be served by others?
Is it to be rich and powerful?
Is it achieving your own ambitions?

Does the accumulation of things make you happy?
Do you need the approval and acceptance of friends and family to be happy?

Jesus said, “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.” – Luke 14:26
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” – Matthew 6:33
“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. “If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned…” – John 15:4-6
DON’T GET IT TWISTED! 
“Without God you have nothing even though you may have everything!”  (O.W. Prince)




Sunday, August 4, 2013

Gratitude


We take entirely too much for granted.

We take for granted that the air we breathe will always be there for us but the asthmatic and C.O.P.D. sufferers do not.

We take for granted that we have a home or an apartment to go to but the homeless do not.

We take for granted that we can use a bathroom privately as we need to but our incarcerated brothers and sisters do not.

We take for granted that we have something to eat and drink but the poor do not.

We take for granted that we will always have someone around for company and companionship but the lonely do not.

We take for granted that we have another day to do what we should have done today but the dead do not.

Learn To be Grateful!

(O.W. Prince)

Monday, July 29, 2013

A Crumb From The Master's Table / O.W. Prince Ministries




If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. -1John 1:9


Clear the air. Open Confession is Good for the Soul.  If we confess first, then our enemies have nothing to hold over your heads. 

Disarm the devil and come clean with God and He will wash you whiter than snow. (Psalms 51:6-8)


Sunday, July 14, 2013

JUSTICE ISN'T BLIND. IT IS PREJUDICE



I told ya'll that America will never convict a non-black for murdering a black boy in Florida. As I wrote in one of my earlier online newsletters, "It is open season on black men in America." It has been so for a very long time. I hope we heard the wake up call and prepare to defend ourselves, especially our young men. We also have a right to "Stand our Ground" if we feel threatened and we have a right to use deadly force in self-defense. If that's the game they want to play then let's learn the rules and play. They have plainly declared war on young African American men and trivialized and minimized the worth of our lives and the lives of our children. While some will not like what I have written, I don't care. If America "in-justice system" is bold enough to shove its injustice in our faces, somebody should be courageous enough to shove the truth back in theirs. What's good for the goose...

Remember Michael Vick. My Word! A dog gets more justice in America than a black man. 

Keeping It Real!



THE VERDICT / NO JUSTICE. NO PEACE.


A Non- African American Jury, Judge and Prosecutor Tried A Case Where A Non-African American Man Gunned Down and Murdered A Teenage African American Boy.

WHAT DID YOU THINK THE VERDICT WAS GOING TO BE?! GUILTY?  I DON’T THINK SO.

[I encourage you to share all of my posts about the continual and horrendous injustices perpetrated upon African Americans by the “in-Justice System” in America.  --- My voice is not restrained by political or monetary considerations.  I only wish to Keep It Real.]
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I was reading some comments from a friend’s page and there was a cold heartless suggestions that if “Trayvon Martin had not circled back and attacked Zimmerman this wouldn't have happened.”  This statement assumes that Zimmerman’s version of events is true.   And also implies justification for murdering Trayvon.

Then there were some African Americans who agreed with the verdict -- seemingly they were trying to garner favor and acceptance from those who would at onetime enslave them, castrate them, rape their women, hang and burn them.  These confused and sad souls are obviously not aware of or not concerned with the plight of the African American male.  They don’t realize that non-blacks have been killing black men with impunity for centuries.
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We all know that if a black man in America had shot and killed a white boy in the same manner in which Zimmerman gunned down Trayvon Martin, the jury selection, the prosecution’s approach and the outcome of the trial would be a lot different.

However, we should never expect those who were privileged enough to enjoy generation after generation after generation of continual financial, social, civil and political freedoms, favoritism and privilege to understand or empathize with the holocaust and judicial disparity that we have suffered and continue to suffer in America.

“Keeping It Real”
(O.W. Prince)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Minister Arrested For Sexual Assault


video

Please pray for the alleged victims and families of this heinous crime as well as the innocent family members of the alleged perpetrator.  And those of us who are so inclined, please pray for the healing and deliverance of the alleged perpetrator for if the allegations are true, he is certainly in need of prayer and healing because he is sick.

Regardless of what the outcome, this is evidence of the End-Time and the deception of Satan upon the world and those who would believe.

This is why I passionately stress the importance of genuine salvation as opposed to church or religious salvation (institutional validation).  Without the genuine Holy Spirit and the Teachings of Christ and HIS Apostles, everything else is counterfeit and suspect of error and perversion.

Please follow the links below for further information on the truth of God’s Eternal  Salvation Plan.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

God Will Avenge His Elect


Wrath of God
I was once privy to a situation where one man or group or men had power and control over the success and/or failure of another man’s ministerial career. They proudly exercised their denominational and ecclesiastical authority over the young man- effectively stripping him of any individuality, self-esteem and divine direction from God and turning him into a replica of themselves and a peddler of their doctrine.
One day the young man became acutely aware and convicted of his fall from God’s original calling and he dared to challenge the status quo and began to preach and teach what God sent him to preach and teach [The Gospel of The Kingdom of God] with power, conviction demonstration and authority.
When the ecclesiastical power structure could not again indoctrinate him into their clique and politics, he was summarily dismissed from any preaching or pastoral assignments and “blacklisted” as undesirable and removed from any possibility of being reassigned or recommended for a pastoral position until such time as he complied and met with their political and unscriptural demands.
MATTHEW 5
The contemporary religious leaders of his community effectively closed the doors of career opportunity for this young man and denied themselves and their congregations the saving Truth sent to them by God through his servant. (Mark 12:1-10) They also denied God's servant the right to serve and complete his mission.
I am so happy that I don’t sit so high as to determine who God can or cannot use. (Acts 10:9-15) I am so happy that I don’t sit in the seat of power where I can stand in the way of God’s plan or another man’s calling or kill another man’s opportunity to serve God, be successful and earn a livelihood. (Matthew 25:40)
Those who sit that high will answer to God one day.
O.W. Prince
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Sunday, May 19, 2013

A CALL TO SEXUAL PURITY


1 Corinthians 6:18
 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.

1 Corinthians 7:2
 But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-8
For this is the will of God, your sanctification:[a] that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor,  not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you.  For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.  Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

"LIED TO DEATH"



Would you rather feel good or be well?

A lot of folks are made to feel good while in actuality they are dying.  They are suffering from the horrors of the undiagnosed disease of sin.  They are exemplifying all of the symptoms of sin i.e. unforgiveness, malice, fornication, adultery, lying, stealing, disobedient to God’s Eternal Commandments, idolatry, homosexuality, false doctrines, witchcraft, licentiousness, lewdness, pornography, vulgar speech, vulgar appearance, vulgar thinking, drunkenness, sexual perversions and uncleanness, BUT NO ONE WANTS TO TELL THEM ABOUT THEIR DREADFUL DISEASE OF SIN.  

Most folks are satisfied with being made to feel good about themselves. (2 Timothy 4:3)  They want to be encouraged in their sinful state. They want to be excused from any genuine change and told that they can be successful Christians through the process of self-improvement, learning to live right and understanding God’s Word by continual studying and church attendance.  Some are convinced that they can be saved simply by believing in the Lord whereas the demons also believe and tremble.  Are demons saved by faith also? If the demons are not saved then neither are those who simply receive Christ with a gesture of faith or some man-made sinner’s prayer.

I’d rather hear the truth about my sinful condition that threatens my eternal soul rather than be deceived into believing that I am alright then die and go to hell. I had rather be thoroughly examined, properly diagnosed and prescribed God’s eternal commandments for salvation (Repentance, Water Baptism in His Name and the Empowerment of the Holy Spirit – John 3:3-7 and Acts 2:38) and take my medicine now than walk around thinking I am saved only to hear the Lord tell me on that day “…I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!” (Matthew 7:21-23)

As for the would be deceiver of my soul, there is a dreadful day ahead for him. (Ezekiel 33:1-9)

I’D RATHER BE WELL THAN JUST MADE TO FEEL GOOD.

How about you?


Saturday, April 20, 2013

“There Is Only One Way”– The Bible Is Right and Somebody Is Wrong




I cannot help but to be concerned about my fellow believers in Christ Jesus who are so argumentative and divisive about what genuine salvation is.

Some say that they are saved simply because they have believed the gospel. However, they don’t obey the gospel.

Some say that they are saved because they have verbally confessed the Lord Jesus Christ. However, they don’t keep His commands.

Some say that they are saved because they have received the Lord Jesus Christ. But what does that really mean?

Some say that they are saved because they have been baptized into water in the name of Jesus Christ or in the name of the Father and of the Son and of The Holy Ghost.  But did they die to sin before the burial?

Some say that they are saved because they speak in tongue. But, the devil can imitate the tongue.

Some say that they are saved because they belong to a church or denomination. But is the Church in the Truth?  Is The Pastor Born Again and Sent By God?

Some are convinced of their salvation because they have experienced a strong emotional demonstration or they have undergone a lifestyle change whereby they don’t have any social vices or bad habits. But is salvation based upon habits, feelings, loud shouting and dancing in the church?

Sadly, eternal salvation doesn’t exist in any one of these. And although it pains me to say it, there are some believers (Churchgoers) who are not going to be saved.
Many are carnal minded, rebellious, stubborn, deluded and confused and cannot come into a saving knowledge of the Truth. (Romans 8:7, 1 Corinthians 2:14, 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11, 2 Timothy 3:6-9)

Many would-be Christians expend enormous amounts of energy through emotional displays, theatrics and public performances, attempting to convince themselves and others that they are saved when in actually they are unchanged. They have been deceived by Satan, blinded by their own lusts and confused by their desire to validate their own Faith.

Nevertheless, for whatever reason or cause, many believers believe different things about God’s One True Plan Of Salvation and I am concerned that in this confusion of religious diversities, many would-be saints are being lost.

And regardless of what anyone thinks or says, it is the living Word of GodChrist Jesus - who is the ultimate authority and final judge of what is required for salvation and who is saved and who is not. (Matthew 7:21-23, John 5:22, 27, Acts 17:31, Acts 10:42)

And behold there is only One Way to be Saved – Jesus Christ!

To Learn More About This One And Only Way, Please Click On The Following Link:
You Must Be Born Again

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Is Prejudice More Powerful Than Position?

(Originally written and published by Bishop O.W. Prince October 2009)

Is Prejudice More Powerful Than Position?


On September 9th, 2009, during a joint session of congress, when President Obama said that the health care plan would not cover illegal immigrants, Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) openly called President Obama a "liar." However, upon closer examination, the Democratic health care plan clearly states in HR.3200: "Sec 246-- NO FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS." Now because of Joe Wilson's lying outburst, his campaign funds have increased significantly and he has gone from obscure to famous, especially in the State of South Carolina..

Is Racism More Powerful Than Position?!

While the civil rights laws of the 1980s were passed, effectively integrating the races, they never passed in the hearts and intent of many white Americans. As I like to say, "You can not legislate love."

Under U.S. Segregation Laws, African Americans built and were in charge of our own institutions. We ran our own schools, built our own banks, and started our own colleges. Then, during our struggle for freedom and equal rights under the law, the notion of integration was introduced. This idea of integration was clandestine in nature because it carried with it the assumption that black folks wanted and needed to integrate into white churches, white schools, white neighborhoods and white society. It never proposed that whites attend black colleges, join black churches, and move into black neighborhoods, except to move blacks out. The racist assumption was that black folks would step up by integrating into white society and the whites would step down by integrating into black society.

When the Civil Rights Laws were passed, it meant that that those who could afford it and were qualified according to white’s standards were integrated into white society, while the rest stayed behind. But regardless of our sacrifices, economic successes and academic accomplishments - regardless of our elevated socio-economic positions, increased political power and leadership, blacks were never afforded the same level of respect, honor and prestige that we held in the black community.

Regardless of the office, regardless of the position, regardless of the qualifications of the African American, there are still those racist elements in American society that seek, through clandestine and public demonstrations, to diminish the honor and reverence due to any office or position that is held by a Black Man. They send a clear message that regardless of our education, work ethic, public service or attained political office, African Americans are still inferior to the white man and not deserving or entitled to rudimentary human respect or professional courtesy. This was never more evident than on September 9th, 2009, when Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) publicly called The United States
President Barack Obama a "liar."

The highest and arguably the most powerful office in the world, had to endure a heinous and besmirching public insult by one of its own citizens and elected official because there are those who feel that a black man should not be president and they have no intention of respecting or honoring the Office while a black man occupies the White House.

Although Mr. Wilson offered a written statement of apology, the sincerity of his apology must be suspect since he has gained popularity and notoriety because of it. Furthermore, his home state of South Carolina appears to applaud his lack of decorum, professionalism, civility and respect for the office of the President of the United States as well as for his fellow laborer in the joint session of congress. Mr. Wilson has portrayed himself in the media as a passionate fighter for truth whose passions got the better of him on September 9, 2009.

Bull!

I refuse to buy into the notion that Mr. Joe Wilson's emotions got the better of him during President Obama's speech. On September 9th, I believe that he knew exactly what he was doing and that he behaved as planned. After all, he is a politician and as such, must be aware of protocol and decorum. I don't believe that his emotions got the better of him as he has tried to imply. There was no provocation equal to his response that would justify his outburst. If he was so passionate and concerned about the truth and the welfare of the citizens of the United States, where was his outburst when former President Bush engaged the United States in an unjust war based on unsubstantiated claims of "Weapons of Mass Destruction?" Mr. Wilson didn't call Mr. Bush a liar. Where was Mr. Wilson's uncontrollable passions when the Governor of His home State of South Carolina, Mark Sanford, went AWOL for seven days and lied to his wife and his state about his adulterous whereabouts. Joe Wilson didn't call Governor Sanford a liar.

If Mr. Wilson's indignation was righteous, he should have been uncontrollably incensed at the lives and quality of life lost by our service men and women who volunteered to serve in the armed forces only to be thrust into an unjust war. He should have been publicly outraged at the lack of personal moral integrity of his state's Governor. However, Mr. Wilson's response to these tragedies has been controlled or nonexistent. Now he wishes us to believe that he is so passionate about what he believes that he forgot where he was and to whom it was that he was addressing.

Bull!

He knew exactly what he was doing because he planned on doing it. I know that this assessment may be difficult for some of our fellow Americans to accept. However, those of us who have been around for 50 years or more and have suffered at the clandestine hands of systemic prejudice and bigotry, can attest to the fact that racism is pervading, persistent and very personal--it often is expressed in ways that are purposely ambiguous so that the intent of the offender may be obscured and plausibly explained away if challenged. However, many of us have learned to look beyond the veil of alleged misspoken slanders and racial slurs and see the hooded devil for who he is. We have had generations of practice at this. For over 400 years, our very survival depended upon our ability to discern an enemy from a friend. Our white counterparts can not boast such a life and death experience. For the most part, by virtue of being born white in America, they enjoyed a privilege and a feeling of entitlement that blacks could only dream of. Therefore, their sense of injustice, racism, and prejudice would not be as developed, acute or accurate as one who has suffered because of these evils.

It is my position that Mr. Joe Wilson should lose his seat in the U.S. House of Representative for his blatant disrespect of the office of the United States of America and of President Barack Obama. He should be forced to apologize publicly in the same venue in which he broadcasted his insults. I believe that Mr. Joe Wilson should be penalized financially and any future pension benefits should be forfeited because he desecrated the joint session of Congress and violated Section 370 of the House Rules Manual explicitly prohibited members from calling the president of the United States Of America a "liar."

In 2002, Senator Trent Lott suggested that the nation would've been better off had Sen. Strom Thurmond won the presidency in 1948 while running on a segregationist platform. Later realizing the racial overtones of his comment, Senator Lott apologized for his statement and eventually resigned his seat as Senate Majority Leader.

In 2004, CBS News Anchor Dan Rather broke a story about how the young George Bush got preferential treatment during the Vietnam War; how he maneuvered his way into the Texas Air National Guard back in the 1960s to avoid service in Vietnam; and how he was able to do it because his father was a big-shot, a United States Congressman from Houston. The story portrayed President Bush as a slacker. Others have said it portrayed him as a "cowardly draft dodger." Nevertheless, after 44 years of service with CBS, Dan Rather was fired.

Others have paid severe penalties and suffered considerable personal losses for making racial comments and slandering the president of the United States of America. Why Should Joe Wilson slide by? Everybody else had to face some significant consequences. Why not him?

How our society, the United States House of Representative and the Obama Administration, treats this obvious racial attack will send a message to every black man, woman, boy and girl in America as well to our posterity about the worth of an African American in the United States even when he is President.

Does position trump prejudice?

I already know the answer. 

Do you?