“Big Book Bubble Bath” for the clean and sober A.A. member

Capitalizing on the runaway success of Higher Power Cologne, Ace Marketing is releasing its second 12-Step related product, Big Book Bubble Bath.

“This may well prove to be more popular with the A.A. people than Higher Power Cologne,” predicted Izzy Snookerton, Vice President of Marketing.

Using Ace’s patented ink-bubble technology, each bubble will shimmer with sayings or cliches from the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book.

Big Book Bubble Bath will be available April 7, 2015.

“Since most A.A. people constantly quote from the Big Book in an effort to stay clean and sober, it is an appropriate product indeed,” commented Izzy Snookerton.

Snookerton would neither deny nor confirm that Big Book Bubble Gum will be ready for distribution by early summer. *

EXTRA! Read about Higher Power Cologne

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Brian Head Welch and Todd Bentley–Calvary Chapel says, “He’s Not Backing Those Dudes”–Really?

mywordlikefire:

The Last Hiker gives much credit to S. Walker (Psalm86 channel on YouTube) for her investigation in all this. You can see her videos in this article. Great work by The Last Hiker and S. Walker. Walker also has a blog, http://www.reflectionsfromthewall.net/.

I would like to add that there are still some great Calvary Chapel pastors out there–CC Costa Mesa Pastor Brian Brodersen’s wrong does does not mean that all CC pastors share in this wrong. No, I am not saying CC does not have some big time problems.

Originally posted on The Last Hiker:

Todd Bentley posted this on his Instagram on January 14, 2015

This blog is just an update on something I wrote back in November called, “Calvary Chapel–Is The Church Tolerating the Sin of Balaam and Jezebel.” It was about the ungodliness within the Whosoever movement, and how no one at Calvary Chapel would  answer my question–why are the Whosoevers being allowed to promote wickedness in their evangelistic efforts? During this time there was also a video called “The Whosoevers Exposed” that was being widely circulated. Many people were looking for answers. I was not alone.

Well, on November 14, 2014, Brian Brodersen (senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa) had Ryan Ries on a daily radio show on KWVE, called “Pastor’s Perspective,” to discuss the Whosoever movement, and respond to some of the objections people have to the ministry. You can listen to that program here

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The Underground Church : 4 Reasons

Can you think of four reasons the underground church (in America) is coming?

HT: http://iamhis-lyn.blogspot.com/2015/02/get-ready.html

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Heresy Alert!!! Bill Johnson, Jesus Culture and Bethel Church

mywordlikefire:

If you are unclear about Bill Johnson and Bethel Redding, would you consider this information?

Originally posted on Shepherd/Guardian:

Bill Johnson, Jesus Culture and Bethel Church

22ThursdayAug 2013

by hollysgarcia

A move of God? Or a lie?

But what I do, I will also continue to do, that I may cut off the opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the things of which they boast. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.  And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.  Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.  2 Cor 11:12-15

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INFO:

  • Bethel Church, Redding, CA, co-”pastored” by wife Beni, and “prophet” and pastor Kris Vallaton
  • Jesus Culture (a ministry of Bethel Church)11
  • Bethel’s School of Supernatural Ministry22, 25

Known for:  Word of Faith (WOF), Name it and claim it, New Apostolic Reformation…

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…that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel

David and Goliath…

The Philistine also said to David, “Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the sky and the beasts of the field.” (1 Sam 17:44)

Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted. (v.45)

“This day the LORD will deliver you up into my hands, and I will strike you down and remove your head from you. And I will give the dead bodies of the army of the Philistines this day to the birds of the sky and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, (v.46)

As David also stated, the battle is the Lord’s. (v.47) A smooth stone was sufficient to topple Goliath, nemesis of Israel.

But…how was it that David was so confident? Charles Spurgeon attributes this to all that time spent watching his father’s sheep. For, in those days and nights, David did far more than simply tend sheep. According to Spurgeon,

“When David was young in years, he was old in experience because he had watched the hand of the Lord in its dealings with him. He had not been an idler among the hills, but a worshipper, a worker, a student, a practical, living man of God. You must go and meet an experience if that experience is to bring you riches in both its hands. I mean that David’s experience was that God delivered him out of the jaw of the lion—but he, first, went and fought that lion by his own dauntless valor! He took the lamb out of his mouth and he laid hold upon his jaws and tore him in pieces. David went forth to meet that experience.

“And the bear that came to David—David did not sit still and watch the bear, let it come and roar, take its prey and then retreat as it liked—he struggled with that bear and he slew him! And thus he gained his experience by the active discharge of his duties as a shepherd. He did what he was called upon to do with holy daring and, in so doing, he learned the faithfulness of God. Many men have lions and bears, but no experience. Be alive and get something out of all that happens around you!” [1]

Spurgeon points out that David “had not been an idler among the hills,” but “a worshipper” and I have to ask myself, how often has time that could have been spent with Christ and His Word been given to other activities? Far too often, I have to admit.

Along with all he had to do, David worshiped. And thus he knew the Lord. That is why he was confident, because his faith was in the Lord. The bear and the lion had fallen; so would the giant who defied the army of the living God.

Source Notes:

1. “The Lion And The Bear – Trophies Hung Up” – Sermon No. 1810 – Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit
Sermon Delivered on Thursday Evening, September 25, 1884, By C. H. Spurgeon, At Metropoolitan Tabernacle, Newington.

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Old Fashioned movie

Valentines Day was our thirteenth wedding anniversary. As part of our celebration, we drove across town to see a little indie movie called Old Fashioned. Not that we are movie critics–maybe that’s a good thing–but Kristin and I highly recommend Old Fashioned.

Elizabeth Ann Roberts, the woman who plays Amber in the movie, drew us in right from the start.

Writer and director Rick Swartzwelder has given us a cinematic gem and an intended alternative to 50 Shades of Grey. Hope you go see it.

More A.A. Fun Facts: A.A.’s pagan symbol

Where did the A.A. symbol come from? Why did A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson choose the triangle within the circle?

In Alcoholics Anonymous Comes Of Age, he writes, “That we have chosen this symbol is perhaps no mere accident. The priests and seers of antiquity regarded the circle enclosing the triangle as a means of warding off spirits of evil, and AA’s circle of Recovery, Unity, and Service has certainly meant all that to us and much more.” (Alcoholics Anonymous Comes Of Age, pg.139, Bold mine)

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The Goal Of The Law Is Christ…Romans 9-11 pt 6

Originally posted on Pastor Bill Randles Blog:

For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.(Romans 10:3-4) 

What did Israel stumble over? What exactly was this lack of knowledge that has left her lost and estranged from God? It was no small detail that Israel got wrong, they literally lacked the only Knowledge that would save them!

Paul says that Israel was ignorant of God’s Righteousness. This means Israel was ignorant of what the Law of God truly demanded. He was not saying that Israel knew nothing about the Law, in fact she knew very much of the Law  and by the Law. The word translated ignorant, means devoid of exact  and precise knowledge.

Isaiah 53 says, “…By His knowledge, my Righteous servant shall Justify the many”.

But…

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Trembling before Samuel the prophet

So Samuel did what the LORD said, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the city came trembling to meet him and said, “Do you come in peace?” (1 Samuel 16:4)

Commenting on this verse, Matthew Henry states, “Samuel went accordingly to Bethlehem, not in pomp, or with any retinue, only a servant to lead the heifer which he was to sacrifice; yet the elders of Bethlehem trembled at his coming, fearing it was an indication of God’s displeasure against them and that he came to denounce some judgment for the iniquities of the place. Guilt causes fear. Yet indeed it becomes us to stand in awe of God’s messengers, and to tremble at his word.” [1]

Source Notes:
1. Matthew Henry, Commentary on 1 Samuel 16, http://www.blueletterbible.org/Comm/mhc/1Sa/1Sa_016.cfm?a=252004

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A whiff of Higher Power Cologne

Cleverly tapping into the the vast twelve step recovery community, Ace Marketing has released Higher Power Cologne, now available in stores throughout the nation.

Based on the Alcoholics Anonymous concept of a design-your-own-god, Higher Power Cologne possesses a fragrance that smells like whatever one wants it to smell like.

“Umm-yum, mine smells like bacon,” marveled Jack C., a recovering addict from Orlando, Florida.

Higher Power Cologne can even smell like perfume, something sure to please the lady twelve steppers. Tupper May Broxie, manager of Dayton’s popular Colognes and Perfumes Outlet, and author of Odors of Recovery, described her own bottle as “Lemon with a hint of mint, and perhaps a bit of vanilla.”

According to Ace Marketing representative William Billerton, the next product in the Ace Recovery Line is Big Book Bubble Bath, which will be available by early summer.*
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Being then the children of God, we should not think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and thought of man. Therefore, having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead. (Acts 17:29-31)

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*The article, A whiff of Higher Power Cologne is satire. Acts 17:29-31 is Truth.

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