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Friday, January 17, 2020

Pastor Caspar's Commentaries - Microchip or Stiff Upper Lip?

The push toward the transhumanism agenda could jolly well be the beginning of the end of the human race as happened in the days of Noah. We read in places like Matthew 24:37,"But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." Could a world government in near future issue a mandatory injection, pill, or microchip from contact with alien technologies that would alter DNA, creating a world of hybrids, nephilim, and cyborgs as were living in Noah's time? How close are we now to fulfilling the Mark of the Beast? Asteroids, lions and bears - oh my!

The U.N. agenda 2030, experiments at CERN, along with the advancements for people to have their natural physical abilities extended well beyond normal human limitations by mechanical elements built into their body has become a reality.

Scientists from Tufts University, the University of Vermont, and the Wyss Institute at Harvard have developed programmable living organisms called "xenobots," that are basically akin to work like tiny robots which are made with frog stem cells. Nanobots like a virus changing you from the inside out.
Seems many Bible scholars have taught about atomic bombs devastating this world, along with the asteroid Wormwood taking out 1/3 of the population in near future. However, perhaps there is even a more sinister plot beneath that which causes the Lord to shorten those days. Matthew 24:22,"And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened."

We also read in Revelation 9:6," And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them." I see a day coming when the Futurist/Transhumanist may achieve immortality without God and they will eternally regret it. This begs the question, what if anything needs to change in your life today to have a stronger connection in your relationship with the Lord Jesus/Yeshua so you can be more merciful and compassionate to others? To offer them hope and encouragement? To pray for them and bless them and direct them to the only true Blessed Hope we have in Christ. Titus 2:13," Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;"

Today is still the day of salvation and there are plenty of people who you shall encounter that still need you to share the Gospel with them and pray for them. Rest assured those in Christ shall be blessed to live with the Lord Jesus/Yeshua forever.

1 Thessalonians 4:17," Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words." The Lord Jesus/Yeshua said in John 10:27," My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:" Fight back overcomers, trust Papa God for every detail and stay in faith! Because "All", things are possible with God! I pray the Lord's supernatural peace, healing, provision and protection cover you always with oceans of agape love in the almighty name of Jesus/Yeshua!
PASTOR CASPAR
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COMPARING OURSELVES WITH OTHERS IS NOT WISE

by Rev. Joda Collins

I had a very good friend years ago (now deceased) who I met when I was in my mid-30's and he was in his late 60's.  He had severe degeneration of the muscles in his hands especially around his thumbs.  He could not hold a fork or spoon like most of us do, but did so like children often do; make a fist and slide the fork or spoon handle into the fist starting just above the thumb.  He told me, with giggles, of an incident  when he was eating at a restaurant and a boy of about four or five-years of age setting at the table next to him blurted out, "Mister! You are holding the fork wrong. Hold it like this!" as the helpful young fellow showed my friend how to hold the fork like a grown-up with thumb atop the handle, the handle guided by the index finger and resting on the next finger.

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Needless to say the parents were embarrassed, told their son to hush and profusely apologies to my friend.  My friend, who always had a good attitude, said, "Well thank you, young man for your help, but I hurt my hand and for now I have to hold my fork differently."  The boy smiled and said, 'Oh!" and everyone continued to enjoy their food as my friend and the boy's parents exchanged the kind of smiles that only the innocence of a child can create.  

In this instance the standard for right and wrong, good and bad was the way the boy had been taught to hold his fork.  The standard for everyone else, according to the boy, was himself.  My friend held his fork in a manner that violated the boy's standard, thus according to the boy, there was need for correction. 

I was once an administrator of a business. I cannot be too specific.  On my first day, as fate (God) would have it, I negotiated a contact with a business machine company that saved my company about $3,000.00.  The split second the machine company representative stated the price for our annual renewal of the service and replacement contract for the various machines strewn around our eight offices, I said, "SOLD!" Stuck out my hand we shook on it. I was the employee of a smaller company and a $3,000.00 annual savings was significant.  Actually, what happened is the employee of the business machine company was new and quoted the price from the line on his paperwork that stated, "Our Cost" rather than from the line that stated, "Client Cost".

A couple of days later the machine company employee showed up at my office and explained he was in trouble because he only charged me their estimated cost for providing, servicing and replacing the equipment for the year and forgot to calculate the profit.   I told him I understood and suggested we void the previous contact and begin renegotiating for the annual price.  He told me his boss said let the agreed on price stand for this year, but his boss told him to let me know the price for next year will not be so low.  I encouraged him to add some profit, but he said no. 

Following this, I saved the business more than $600 on a painting contact.  

Within a few days I met several times with disgruntled employees who were upset with the boss and creating some discord in the business among the rank and file because of their frustration.   The boss was wrong and unapproachable.  The disgruntled employees had valid concerns. I made a list of the employee's concerns and asked the employees to give me four months to resolve every concern but in the meantime not to cause any further unrest in the business over their concerns. They all agreed.  I never took the list to my boss. I  never told him about my meetings with disgruntled employees.  I just started working on the projects a little at a time, making only slight adjustments towards correction at every opportunity.  If you make a 2% adjustment on an ongoing situation, over time the trajectory of the task changes greatly.  Ten 2% changes over time will typically correct most bad situations and a 2% change seldom disrupts a business. 

Except  for one, the policies the boss had in place were good policies but he administrated those policies in bad (disruptive) ways that produced bad results for everyone including the employees, customers and the boss (management). A wife can make a great meal for her husband, but if she throws the plate of food at him and nags him while he is trying to eat, the best meal loses it savor. My boss was not the kind of man that could be easily reasoned with.  However, I thought I had his okay to make minor changes as the administrator.  

Soon, the business was humming like a well-oiled machine.  Happy employees, production up, client base up, profits up, improvements abounding and the future bright. Everyone was happy except my boss.  Why he became more and more sour as the business was doing better and better was a mystery to me. 

After a few months, he called me into his office and told me I was fired. He said, "I like your results but you just don't do things the way I do them." 

I thought of the little boy whose standard for holding a fork was the way he did it, felt compelled to declare my friend in error and mandate correction to conform to him. That was cute and innocent.  This man was neither cute nor innocent.  He fired me because his gold-standard for the way to be an administrator was himself and I was deemed wrong because my approach to problem solving was soft, gentle, gradual and kind compared to his approach which was hard, aggressive, abrupt, and my way or the highway.  His approach is the reason the business was in trouble when I arrived as the administrator to fill that newly created position.  My approach was the reason the troubles disappeared and the troubles replaced with happiness and prosperity. 

What biblical principle did my boss violate?

For we dare not...compare ourselves with others....  Those that measure (judge)...others by themselves...are not wise.  Paraphrase of 2 Corinthians 10:12. 

"Oh, don't worry; we wouldn't dare say that we are as wonderful as these other men who tell you how important they are! But they are only comparing themselves with each other, using themselves as the standard of measurement. How ignorant!"  2 Corinthians 10:12 NLT.

My boss was not a wise person. He was arrogant.  It is that simple. 

Since then, I applied for work at another business for an assistant manager position.   The man who would have been my immediate supervisor made it clear to me from the beginning that I was expected to do things his way only but I would still be held accountable for the results. He was looking for some one to be his mini-me.   I immediately withdrew my application for employment. Been there. Done that.  I learned my lesson.  Do not give me tasks to do, mandate inferior ways they have to be done, and then hold me responsible for the inferior results. 

I served as a senior pastor for more than two decades.  I trained every staff member to do things my way and told each one to give my way a fair chance to work for him or her; however, if he or she found a better way to do things, do things their way.  As long as the results were positive, I left them alone to do their job the best way they knew how to do it. People who worked under my ministry leadership were both happy and productive. 

I am retired from the ministry and now have my own business (since 2008).  I have six mandatory rules that are basically business ethics.  I train employees to do operational things my way and tell them if they find a better way after giving my way a fair chance to succeed, do things their way.  As long as results are positive, l leave therm alone.  

Regarding my customers (service-oriented business), I tell them what I will do for them, how I will get it done and how much it will cost.  If they want me to do it their way, I give them a re-quote letting them know how much more it will cost to do it their way and if the results will be inferior because their way will not bring the best results.  Then I let them choose which way they want it done. Some are wise and let me do it my way. They end up getting more for less money.  Some lack wisdom and demand I do it their way even if it cost them more.  Either way works for me as long as I get paid.  Money from unwise people spends just like money from wise people; I just get more money from unwise people.  Once in a while a person wants me to do things their way, but only pay me for the lesser time it will take me to do things my way. I tell them what they are asking me to do is work for free, and I do not work for free.

I learned a great lesson from my unwise boss.  I have avoided a lot of negatives and made some extra money from the lesson he taught me. You cannot make an unwise person wise. The goal is to get away from unwise people or arrange it so their lack of wisdom costs them and not you. 



According to scripture, our standard is the Lord Jesus Christ and the written Word of God.  When we replace ourselves as the standard, that says something quite critical about our character.  I no longer invest my time and energy trying to do things the best way when my supervisor thinks he is the gold-standard for how to do things and his way is not good.  I do things his way while I look for a gracious way out from under his egotistical thumb.

My mother often applied the following saying to me when I was growing up.  She said, "You are the only person I know of who can fall into a bucket of manure and come out smelling like a rose."  That is because I do not quit, I am always moving in the direction of improvement, I prefer many little changes rather than wholesale abrupt changes, I am always working behind the scenes to equip and facilitate the success of others and let them take the glory and I do not reinvent the wheel (throw the baby out with the wash).  All of that is bathed in prayer as I try to follow the Lord's leading. Those are my tools.  They may not work for others or receive the approval of others, but they work for me. I am in my 11th year of operating a business in this community that others who tried it over the decades announced to me that it could not be done!   However, this article is not really about me.   It is about you. Does everything have be done your way or deemed by you as being done wrong?  Is your way of doing things the gold-standard for everyone else in the world?  Is your motto, "It is my way or the highway"   Do you have any idea how nauseating that attitude is for those who serve under you?  

When I was a pastor, God used me to fix bad churches. One of he ways I would do that is to write at the top of a piece of paper, "Job Description for" followed by a staff member's name.  The remainder of the page was blank. I gave that paper to the staff member and said, "When you have completed your Job Description please sign and date and and return it to me."  When the staff member did that, I would read it over, sign and date it, make a copy and hand the original back to him or her and say, "Thank you. Here is your Job Description."  In other words, I was saying to each one, "Tell me what God has called and equipped you to do." When they did, I told them to "Go do it."  I gave them the ultimate freedom to do what God put in their heart and to do it their way.  I did not say, "I am the pastor of this church and you will do what I say the way I tell you to do it."  

Well, anyway, and in conclusion, I am not the gold-standard for how to do things and neither are you. God is.  Set those under your leadership free to be what God has called them to be. Leadership is mostly about finding the right people and then freeing and facilitating them to succeed.  You do not have to tell everyone how to hold their fork even if they hold it differently than you hold yours.

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Rev. Joda Collins

I make no claim that anyone else agrees with me.






Monday, January 6, 2020

Gratitude Affects Attitude

By Rev. Joda Collins

I was speaking with one of our communities well-known and respected Christian-Church leaders a few days ago. We were reflecting on an individual of mutual acquaintance that is often in need of assistance through no significant fault of his own. He is handicapped, has chronic medical conditions, nearing senior citizens age, cannot work and is trying to live on a very limited income in a world that takes a lot of money to make ends meet.  

We have both helped him several times over the years in small ways and significant ways.  Neither one of us have ever heard the words, "thank you" from this individual.  We each confessed to the other that we did not do for others for a thank you, but both agreed that it is always easier to help people who appreciate the help compared to those that act like help is owed to them; thus find no reason to express a thank you. When a person is thankful, it makes it easier to sacrifice time, energy and money to assist him or her. His attitude of no-gratitude affects our attitude when he asks us for more help.

It also works the other way around. If a person expresses thanks it is always easier for the recipient of kindness, favors, work and money to feel appreciative.   It is this phenomena I would like to address.  This is an article and not a book, so I do not have the word space to mosey up to my point. So, I will just be blunt.  I am a member of a really, really, really good church. I know what a good church is because I have been in a lot of churches in the last 52 years. I have been in some good churches and some bad churches. I know a good church when I see it.

My church has three Pastors and every one loves the Lord, loves the church, loves people and is doing his very best to serve the Lord with a pure and devoted heart. They live clean, dedicated and godly lives and each has done so for decades. To find one such pastor is a blessing. To have three in the same church is a miracle. It is a favor from God to the congregation.  The Church is peaceful and members care about and for one another.  The church body ministers unselfishly to one another, our community and beyond. It is a really, really, really good church.  I am grateful every day to God.  I am grateful every day for my Pastors and my church for doing the consistent hard work to be superior.

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If we stop being thankful for anything, soon we lose appreciation for it!  And, once we lose appreciation for it, we will treat it as common. And, once we treat something that is valuable as if it is common, we are destine to lose it or give it away. It will either slip through our hands due to our carelessness/neglect, clouded judgment (inability to value the blessing, thus we toss it away) or taken from us as an act of God for our lack of gratitude.

"Every good...gift comes from above."  James 1:17.   My Pastors and my church are a gift from God. The fastest way to discourage God from allowing me to enjoy those gifts is to be ungrateful.  That is one reason the Bible commands, "...be ye thankful."  Colossians 3:15.  Unthankfulness is a sign of demonic activity/influence in one's life.  "...in the last days (days of increasing evil) perilous times shall come.  For men shall be...unthankful...."  2 Timothy 3:1-3.

Do not let God's blessings slip through your hands. Do not treat good things from God as if they are common or you will find yourself not valuing them enough to protect them or even want them!  Do not tempt God to remove his blessings from you due to being unthankful. 

When was the last time you bowed before the Lord and just spent time thanking Him for his blessings, not as a group of blessings, but one by one?  If you have a good wife, husband, son, daughter, friend, pastor or ..., when was the last time you showed those individuals open and honest appreciation for the blessing they are in your life. When is last time you shook their hand or gave them a hug, looked into their eyes and said "thank you!"   Show appreciation to God and to others for your blessings or you may lose those blessings. Great friends, a great spouse, great parents, great kids, great pastors and great churches are hard to find. Do not throw them away! 

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Rev. Joda Collins
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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Pastor Caspar's Commentaries - Things Are Not As They Seem

Today we are observing many prophecies being fulfilled in our lifetime as never before. It is certainly important to be aware of what is going on around us and yet we are not to fear the future with wars and rumours of wars, famines and earthquakes and the managed agenda of a new world order. We know the Lord Jesus/Yeshua is returning to put the world into proper order.

When Benjamin Disraeli was Prime Minister of England he was quoted as saying, "The world is governed by very different personages than what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes." About 15 billionaires and six corporations own most of the U.S. media outlets, is it any wonder why the official narratives don't add up, or how most newscasters all say verbatim the same things.....

Yes indeed friends, something very sinister is at work in this fallen world on many dimensional levels and much more sinister than those public figures and world leaders portray.

Yes Artificial Intelligence, Chemtrails, nanobots, UFO's, Nephilim and the transhumanist movement are advancing at an alarming rate, nevertheless for all those who abide in Christ we shall be victorious.

Best to follow the Lord Jesus/Yeshua for all things, so you are not deceived, because in these last days, many will be deceived who have not studied the Holy Guide Book to the Supernatural and become a doer of the Word of God.

For we read in 2 Thessalonians 2:11," And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie."
We are warned in Matthew 24 in verse 11, "And many FALSE prophets shall rise, and shall DECEIVE many." Could it be they do not take the Word of God and study it for themselves like the Bereans did? So instead of walking in blessings and divine health they end up allowing poisonous thinking to shape their future. Maybe this is why so many are today taking pills instead of the Gospel, which is free and all the side effects beneficial.
Keeping in mind the pharmaceutical industry has grown so powerful they dictate how doctors are able to practise medicine. The pharmaceutical companies aim is to keep the cash flow coming in with you as their ongoing customer.

Let us remember true believers are called to be ambassadors of Christ. Do you think anyone up in Heaven is really concerned about the outcome down here? They know how it will end. On earth we see time passing like a parade, as we watch all the people and animals going by, but if we could get into a helicopter and fly above we could see the whole parade and where it will all end up. In Heaven they are seeing everything going on here, both visible and invisible. The Lord gave us the Holy Scriptures so we could understand what we are to do here in the meantime and how it will all end. I tell you most assuredly Jesus/Yeshua wins and is coming back suddenly!

We read in 2 Corinthians 5:20,"Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God."

As ambassadors we are to represent the Lord and be doers of His Word. When you understand how much the Lord loves you, it causes you to worship Him and understand how much He loves everyone else. Worshiping the Lord is more a state of mind than a state of sound. John 9:31," Now, we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth."
You still need to have the Lord hear you to get your prayers answered.

The Lord Jesus/Yeshua said in John 10:27," My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:" Fight back overcomers, trust Papa God for every detail and stay in faith! Because "All", things are possible with God! I pray the Lord's supernatural peace, healing, provision and protection cover you always with oceans of agape love in the almighty name of Jesus/Yeshua!
PASTOR CASPAR
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Friday, January 3, 2020

Pastor Caspar's Commentaries - Overcoming Time & Space

When you entertain the spirit of fear in your thought life which today is called stress and anxiety, one of the first places it often attacks is in your stomach releasing poisonous chemicals from the negative thoughts. However, the Lord designed the lining of our intestines to wear down and then rebuild itself every 72 hours as a way to help protect us from ourselves. Giving us a measure of grace, a time to get our thinking lined up with the Word of God. Best to forgive everyone the moment you are offended including yourself. If you don't forgive everyone all these poisonous chemicals are released rushing through the pathways of arteries, veins, marrow and it goes to your heart. Research is showing that your heart has over 40.000 neurons in it. In other words it is like your heart has a mini brain which checks for congruence between the heart and your thought life. 

That is why the Lord Jesus/Yeshua said in Matthew 18:35, "So likewise shall My heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses." Interestingly what has been discovered is that if your heart and your brain are not in congruence you can not really replace those old poisonous thinking patterns and strongholds the devil helped you build. This research is being done by secular scientist, not people who are taking into account of the spiritual implications. So if you are trying to replace an old poisonous memory pattern and programming that the devil set you up with where you only just say "I forgive them", but your heart's not in it. It simply will not work!

Just think about how Jesus/Yehsua was suffering on that cross, and forgives those who nailed him to it and then leads the thief next to him into salvation, truly we are without excuse. Who do you need to really forgive?

The devil who tried to destroy the only begotten Son of God at Calvary was totally defeated when Jesus Christ of Nazareth was resurrected 3 days later. Today so many do not know the Lord Jesus/Yeshua and so many even think God does not exist or that some superiour intelligence from another planet created life here. Let us pray for them that their eyes, ears and hearts will be open to the Gospel truth before it is too late. The prophetic signs of Christ soon return are here, so keep looking up. The Lord Jesus/Yeshua said in John 10:27," My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:" Fight back overcomers, trust Papa God for every detail and stay in faith! Jesus said in Luke 21:15, "For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.' I say hallelujah! Because "All", things are possible with God! I pray the Lord's supernatural peace, healing, provision and protection cover you always with oceans of agape love in the almighty name of Jesus/Yeshua!
PASTOR CASPAR

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How Spurgeon Scheduled His Week      Thank You Holy Spirit


In fifty-seven years, Charles Spurgeon accomplished three lifetimes of work. Every week he preached four to ten times, read six meaty books, revised sermons for publication, lectured, edited a monthly magazine. In his spare time, he wrote about 150 books.

Spurgeon shepherded the largest Protestant megachurch in the world (he knew all 6,000 members by name), directed a theological college, ran an orphanage, and oversaw sixty-six Christian charities.   

"I wish it could be said of us that we wasted neither an hour of our time, nor an hour of other people's time."

Spurgeon was also a father and husband. He never sacrificed his family on the altar of ministry.

So how did the Prince of Preachers schedule his week? Here's what Spurgeon's daily organizer looked like (taken from his Autobiography):

Monday

Wake early, revise stenographer's transcription of yesterday's sermon
Write/dictate letters and personal correspondence
After lunch, complete revision of the first draft of sermon, then send to printer
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, lead the prayer service at the Tabernacle
Conduct interviews for membership at the Tabernacle
Preach an optional late-night service

Tuesday

Wake early, revise second draft of sermon
11:00 am, complete revision of second draft, then send sermon to the printer
Write/dictate letters and personal correspondence
Lunch, research/write books, magazine articles, and other literary work
Afternoon, pastoral care/counseling at the Tabernacle
Evening, preside over Tabernacle societies and charities

Wednesday

Celebrate a much-needed mid-week Sabbath
Spend time with Susannah, Charles, and Thomas
Contemplate in garden or read in study
Relax   

Thursday  

Wake early, write/dictate letters and personal correspondence
Begin thinking about selecting a Scripture text for the evening sermon
Afternoon, write/edit books and other literary projects  
Complete the final revision of the sermon, then send to printer for publication/distribution
After dinner, begin sermon preparation for the evening service
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, preach the evening service in the Lecture Hall of the Tabernacle

Friday

Wake early, prepare lecture on preaching for the students of the Pastors' College
3:00 pm – 5:00pm, lecture for two hours at the College on Temple Street
Interview/mentor students afterwards
7:00 pm, attend business meeting at the Tabernacle

Saturday

Breakfast, then work with secretary on revising/editing books for publication
Resolve with secretary any outstanding projects for the week
Afternoon, entertain guests in garden if weather is favorable
6:00 pm, dismiss guests after dinner

"Now, dear friends, I must bid you good-bye and turn you out of this study; you know what a number of chickens I have to scratch for, and I want to give them a good meal tomorrow."

10:00pm-12:00am, Prepare tomorrow's sermon:

          Select Scripture text
          Ask wife to read the Scripture text aloud
          Mentally divide sermon into natural breaking points as she reads
          Scribble divisions onto a half sheet of paper in purple ink

Sunday

Wake early, ride carriage to the Tabernacle (15-20 minute journey)
Smoke one cigar "to the glory of God"
Arrive 30 minutes before the service
    
Worship service begins
          Call to worship/announcements
          Congregational singing from Our Own Hymn-Book (voices only, no organ)
          Read Scripture text while offering extemporaneous expositions on its context
          Begin preaching sermon (43-45 minutes, no longer)
          Drink chili-vinegar if throat becomes irritated
          Conclude service (no altar call, but "enquiry rooms" available)

Afternoon, greet visitors in the Pastor's Vestry
Late afternoon, travel home to "Westwood" on Beulah Hill in Norwood
Begin sermon prep for the evening evangelistic service
Preach sermon at the Tabernacle
Travel home and retire for the week

A Final Word

David Livingstone, the missionary to Africa, once asked Spurgeon, "How can you accomplish so much in one day?"

"You forget, Mr. Livingstone," Spurgeon replied, "there are two of us working."

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

THE ROLE OF WOMEN FROM A BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW

by Rev. Joda Collins

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If you have a biblical-worldview of women in the home, church and society, you believe:

1. A wife should submit to her husband.

2. Women are not called of God to serve in leadership over men, including serving and leading as pastors. 

3. Women should not have authority over men nor rule in society. This would include, but not be limited to, judges, Congressional Representatives, police and in the military. 

4. Women should not vote. (See Note 1.)

The fact that my positions are politically-incorrect ought to be a big tip-off that I am probably biblically-correct!  The problem is the world has so influenced the church that the church thinks more like the world, in this matter, than like God.  Most church people I know are comfortable with the teachings of the world regarding the role of women.  Friendship with the world is hatefulness towards God. Jame 4:4.

Even when I prove to most church people all four of the things numbered above are based on contextual Bible truth, most professing Christians do not alter their personal opinions to confirm to the Word of God.  Most professing Christians have their personal list of Bible truth they like and claim to believe "because" they are Christians.  However, they only agree with the Bible when the Bible conforms to their opinion.  They, also, have a list of Bible truth they reject simply because they disagree. They do not have a biblical-world view, otherwise they would conform all of their opinions to the revealed Word of God not just pick the parts of the Bible they like and reject the parts they do not like.  A well-known TV preacher of today preached against homosexuality. He claimed to have a biblical-world view.  Then, he discovered his son was homosexual.  After that, the preacher's position on homosexuality changed to "homosexuals are people too and deserve to be respected for their choices in life even if their choices are different from ours.  We cannot and should not dictate who someone can love (have a sexual relationship with)."    You see, he agrees with Jesus only when Jesus agrees with him.  He does not have a biblical-world view.  He lets God know when he thinks God is wrong!

Assuming you disagree, if I could prove to you that all of the positions (numbered one through four above) are biblically-based, would you change your mind?

There are exceptions to almost everything. For example, the Bible pronounces long life to the righteous (Prov. 16:31), but Jesus died young.  It is a sin to point to an exception to the rule to declare the rule null and void. While there are exceptions to the rule, they are exceptions and not the rule. They are exceptions for a reason!  Our task is examine why the rule has the exception.  It is a sin to allow the exception to replace the rule as the norm.

If you want to know what the Bible states about all of the above just read my book, Does God Call Women to Lead Men?  You can find it at http://www.lulu.com/shop/joda-collins/does-god-call-women-to-lead-men-when-women-lead-men-leave/paperback/product-6213802.html  or www.lulu.com/jodacollins . The book was also (self) published under the title, The Biblical Role of Women in the Church.

When I wrote the book, I submitted it to a well-known Christian book publisher.  The publisher wrote back and stated the book was "well-written and biblically-correct.  However, we declined to publish it because there is an insufficient market in the Christian community for such a book."   What does that tell you?

Imagine the improvement in America without Pelosi, Hillary or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. 



Imaging the improvement in Elijah's world without Jezebel.  Gentlemen, imagine the improvement in your world if your wife stopped trying to boss and control you.  



Imagine the improvement at work if you did not have to work for the female in authority over you!  

Are you beginning to get the idea?  Image the improvement in your church if the women were not in charge either openly or behind-the-scenes pulling the strings!   These things should create enough motivation for any Christian to find out what God states about women leading men in the home, church or society!  Here is where the worldly loudly and boldly proclaim the rare exception to the rule in their effort to declare the rule null and void and the exception as the norm (rule).   I can hear it already.   I've heard that all my Christian life. 

What do you think?  It is pleasing to be asked that question.  Who does not enjoy giving his or her opinion?  However, that question is an insult to God.  The relevant question is what does God think?  Do you know what God thinks about the role of women? If you did, would it matter to you or are you among the majority of church-goers who are comfortable with the way the world thinks and could not care less about what the Bible states regarding Bible doctrines with which you disagree?  Most church members claim their allegiance to Christian principles they accept while justifying with worldly wisdom the violation of Christian principles with which they disagree.

"...Jesus knew...that his disciples murmured (because of what he said to them) and Jesus said, 'Do (my words) offend you?'....(Starting then) many of his disciples...walked no more with him."  John 6:61-66.  Parenthesis mine, Joda Collins.   How very sad that so many so-called disciples of Jesus, in that day, only followed Jesus if and when Jesus agreed with them.  That was more than 2,000 years ago. Nothing has changed.  Hypocrites still abound in number many disciples still exhibit bold-impudent behavior towards Jesus when Jesus does not conform to their opinions.

The prophet Isaiah rebuked the nation of Israel with these words, "...women rule over you...."   Isaiah 3:12.  

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Rev. Joda Collins
I make no claim that anyone else agrees with me.

Note 1:  After more than 30-years of female social agitation and obstinate protest, in 1920 men voted to give women the political right to vote. Therefore, we are in Plan B.  Plan B is the adjustment society has to make in order to deal rightly and wisely with being outside of the perfect will of God. That adjustment is for today's Christian woman to vote godly to try to offset the ungodly vote of ungodly women. 

Note 2: When I write "most church members" and "most Christians" I am referencing "most that I know."