~Signed one pissed off parent and a true believer of Jesus
If you are a Christian what kind of massage are you trying to send to people?
Michael Christensen M.D.Psy.
As pastor, you have a special responsibility in guiding those that come to you seeking personal enlightenment and salvation. You are failing your mission and worse: you are instilling our young, not with Jesus's teachings, but with the manufactured manipulations of hate created by the likes of Tim LeHaye and others like him.
What you fail to see is you are leading your flock down a path of ruination, not only of this country and the world, but also of the souls entrusted to you. The Bible warns specifically against following false prophets, and you sir have a special responsibility in this matter, given your chosen position as spiritual advisor. I don't know how you can look yourself in the mirror. May God have mercy on your soul (though the Bible clearly indicates He will not).
I can only hope that through providence, the young lives you mislead and mistreat will some day find their salvation in the words and life of Jesus, undoing the damage you have wrought. My advise to you is to get down on your knees and plead for your own salvation; you need it.
I will pray for you,
I am not sure what has happened to you in your lifetime. I am not sure if you had fanatical Baptist parents or a bitter experience that has caused you to feel the way that you do about the Word of God and Jesus Christ. Whatever it is I am sorry that you feel the way you do. And I am sorry that you live your life, every moment of everyday wasting away with mocking God and His Word. It is not God's fault that there are people in this world that use Him as a battering ram. Whether you believe it or not, God is real and He took the form of man to come to this earth and suffer and die for you that you may live eternally. And each day as you mock Him and splatter your garbage in His face, He is pleading with you to accept His invitation to live forever. Whether you like it or not, He loves you. It is apparent to me that you've never experienced this truth first hand. And because of that I am sorry. I pray that you will not spend the rest of your life believing the lies that you are trying to convince everyone who reads your site to believe. I pray that you do not waste your entire life trying to make a mockery out of God and His love for you. I would truly love to know what your point is in all of this. What are you trying to prove? Just how completely ignorant you are? How sin-sick and wretched you are? Or is this a cry for attention? Because, honestly, someone who has devoted years to a website like this, in my opinion needs some kind of professional help. I see this whole waste-of-time website a deep, inner cry for help. You may use this email to make fun of me, say that I am a religious fanatic, or even try to sling some more of your garbage with it. And you know, that is absolutely fine. Jesus said, "If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you." (John 15:18) So, I don't care if you make fun of me, or mock what I am saying. But, I am going to defend my God. I know who I believe and I am confident in Him. On the day that He comes back to this earth and you and the rest of the people in this world who act the way you do, realize the mistake you've made and realize that now for eternity you will not have eternal life, instead you will die for eternity, then maybe you will think twice about all the "dung" you have splattered in the Lord's face. Whatever it is that you are trying to do, give it up! It is not worth dying for eternity over. Tell me, why do you not want to live for eternity? Try to overcome your immature, and childish ways. Be a real man!
-A Servant of Christ
I am a born again American CHRISTIAN whose family is from Armenia, which is modern day Turkey.
Are you people CRAZY??????????? Taking corpses, some of who may have been relatives of mine, and BELIEVERS ALSO!) and used their bodies as a witnessing tool?
There must be something done about this and I am going to lead the crusade against such evil doings.
How can you justify this?
DO you people KNOW the Lord Jesus personally?
This is just the beginning!
How dare you people think that you are going to get away with this CRIME!
My son has surrendered to the ministry. I'm very glad in our faith, that he will not be judged if he has on a pair of sandals as associating he is gay.
I am also shocked that President Bush would allow such material on a Bush supported website. I will also make my concerns known to him.
I think that the Hell Houses are a great idea,and I wish there was one close by where I live,BUT, You need to be a little more loving toward the unsaved. God is not willing that any should perish,and has no delight in the punishment of the wicked,and homosexuals are human. Some of the things I was reading didn't sound loving, in fact,it sounded harsh. People are lost and in need of a Saviour,and they need to be told in a loving way,and they are not to be treated as a second class citizen,otherwise,it will drive the unsaved away. I would never tell an unsaved person that he or she wasn't allowed in our church,I would invite them in and hope they can get a clear understanding of the message being preached. Jesus wasn't a snob,and we are no better than the unsaved. They need our love and not to be made to feel like they are nothing. Remember,we were once lost and headed to a devil's hell,and God wanted to save us and He did when we called for Him to save us. Hell was made for the devil and his angels,and God will not want people to go there,and they will not go there unloved. I don't think that He will hate the unsaved just because He has to sentence them to hell. The bottom line is,be a little more loving when getting your message across. God Bless,
When I saw your Hell house on line, I thought it was a joke. I hoped it was a joke. I cannot see how you even attempt to call God's name after having such an evil spirit living in your heart. . How could you talk about a man like Kerry or any man like that? Have you ever met him? Your heart must be evil. God will hold you responsible for every person who see your description of a another human being, Mr. Kerry being protrayed like that.
Does God even know you? You better make sure he does not end up seperating you and saying depart from me, I never knew you! Purge yourself and return to God while you still have time. He will forgive you. If you do not, I am afraid what you see for kerry, will be your fate. REPENT NOW!!!
If you are a republican, why are the most of you so mean spirited? God is neither republican or democract, He IS GOD all by himself?
I am a Christian, growing more and more in the grace and mercy of our heavenly Father and His Son who was sent to us for our sacrifice once and for eternity for our sins.
I happened upon your web site by chance through a search on a couple of topics and their relation to Christianity.
My first reaction was confusion ...... was I looking at a Christian web site, or a worldly one ..... perhaps it was a worldly one poking fun at Christians. As my perusment of your site increased, I started looking at your "beliefs" since it appeared you were indeed a "serious" Christian web site and church.
I put "serious" in quotes because I was amazed and astonished at your site. Some of your small "illustrations" border on pornography themselves. The tampons things was ridiculous ...... God cares about our hearts and souls, not whether a woman is using tampons. I was especially amazed at the advertisement at the bottom of a couple of the pages for "What Would Jesus Do" women's panties?????? ........ what if a young man seeking out God comes to your site? Is he perhaps going to think that he can be a Christian and enjoy seeing women in their panties with "WWJD" on them? Is this what you are recommending that women wear to church?
At this point in this email, I fully expect you to possibly just trash my email and not get a response. If you really are Christians, perhaps God will speak to your hearts. I will pray that he does. I already did as I wandered your web site.
Your "beliefs" are tantamount to cancelling out the substitutionary work that Christ's death was intended for. You speak of the Levitical "penalties" you impose if someone does not dress right, or other such things ..... this is what Israel's problem was and why God sent His Son ...... they just didn't get it ....... they made the law more important than God's saving grace. There is so much other "stuff" that is more worldly than it is Christian on your site.
Your "beliefs" speak of not allowing non-believers to your church ........ how to you expect to lead anyone to Christ? I am a pretty hard-nosed Christian when comes to some of the things you are talking about ..... like associated with unbelievers, dress code, etc. Ask my wife ..... she was brought up in Baptist churches and knows strictness. We go to "Cedar Ridge Baptist Church"; but, our salvation does not depend on those things; and, the way you have presented these will turn people away from God. I don't intend to suggest "seeker-friendly" ...... there is way too much of that. Your beliefs seem to be a combination of extreme Baptist / Old Testament Covenant with Seeker Friendly. God JUST wants us to spread His Gospel ....... Jesus Christ, His Son. Read Romans and Corinthians about food and how we are not to make judgments on other believers just because they eat different food, or dress a little different (yes, modesty is necessary). There are other examples of this as well.
I can't believe the "things" you are offering in your online store. How do most of those items glorify God? How does gambling at your "casino" glorify God? Do people go to your casino with the intent on worshiping and glorifying God, or to gamble to hopefully make some money? Perhaps there are some that you have made THINK that their gambling at your casino is going to a good cause, but you are taking them away from time with their families and devotional time with God. ......... Do you remember what Christ did in the temple when he overturned the marketers and money changers, etc. ...... sorry, but God HATES gambling. There are so many other beneficial things that you could be doing with money that you spent on a casino; and, you are blurring greatly the line between Christianity and the world. God says to NOT be of the world.
Your web site is very seductive. Things of God don't have to be seductive ...... God uses His Holy Spirit to bring in His fold. We are to plant seeds. Have you planted any seeds in that casino? Has anyone been saved because they visited your web site and found something DIFFERENT than the world has to offer?
I will pray for you. Only God knows your hearts. Perhaps I have been too judgmental, though that is not my desire. God commands us to admonish our brothers and sisters in Christ. I hope you indeed are my brothers and sisters in Christ, but .................
Don N. Brubaker Jody Ward
I was reading up on tips to keeps pets safe during Halloween time and also I was reading more about the origin of Halloween. I stumbled upon your website regarding things to do as a substitute on Halloween. I am a born again Christian who loves the Lord but never in all my life have I heard of such nonsense. The suggestions that were listed will no way reach the hearts of the lost. Who in their right mind would feed their dog almonds then use the droppings in a candy bar to somehow change the hearts of children? That is insane!! The most obsured idea was throwing lambs blood on little children....that is sick! As Christians we need to come together and pray! My church is having a huge party with games and candy. we are going to have something that the kids can walk through which will depict Christ's death then explain salvation. I am very excited about this. We have seen more people come to the Lord by prayer and alter calls. Your ideas are crazy and an embarassment to all Christians.
Respectfully regarding your expressed plan to air-drop close to 1 million Chick Tracts over "non-Christian towns and cities across Iowa," I write to request that you reconsider your methods for prosyletization. First of all, though I'm sure you have the best of intentions, dropping that much paper across a state seems incredibly wasteful to me. It will create large amounts of litter in the areas you intend to drop, which will cost towns and cities to clean up, and will spread paper across the landscape, which, despite the benevolent intentions of the actors, will likely have a negative rather than a positive effect on the local environment--land provided the world by God for us to care for, not to sow with leaflets and waste. (Not to call Chick Tracts waste, but to point out that any pamphlets that go unread will likely be left where they lie, and outside of towns and cities, they are not likely to get cleaned up.)
Second, air-dropping Chick Tracts seems an incredibly impersonal strategy to me. If you wish to make the Gospel available, why not make the Gospel (or choice bits of it) available instead of the admittedly rather disparaging and negative Chick Tracts? The Gospel is positive and quite uplifting--wouldn't that message gain more interest than the darker one of the Chick Tracts? And, more than that, although air-dropping tracts gives the appearance of messages from Heaven, wouldn't an invitation from an actual person (though more time-consuming) be more welcoming than finding leaflets on the ground? Maybe air-dropping messages gets more messages out, but perhaps a more intimate interaction would draw in a greater percentage of passengers. Of course, I am no one to presume to guide your hand; but I hope you will not hold it against me that I offer my opinion.
As a last note, I would like to point out that Halloween, as far as I have researched, is not the Devil's Birthday, contrary to your Web site's words. The name is a contraction of Hallowe'en, or Hallows Even, a version of All Hallow's Eve, also known as All Saints' Eve. The celebration is the night before All Saints' Day. Traditionally, the day is a day of spiritual power when ghosts and spirits walk abroad in greater force. The monstrous costumes and masks were originally worn to disguise and hide people from the traveling ghosts--not to revel in their power. I hope you will take this and similar histories into account in the future before you write your criticisms.
Thank you for taking the time to hear me out.
Pastor, Bible Baptist Church
Several conclusions can be drawn from your article that make no sense at all. First off, to believe that the illustrators of Scooby Doo intentionally drew track marks on Shaggy's arms is just plain stupid. Notwithstanding that, I watched a few Scooby cartoons (Lord strike me down!!), and saw no such marks. Scooby snacks actually appear to be more like dog biscuits than "a mixture of cocaine and heroin", a mixture that the author is clearly familiar with.
Additionally, if one extrapolates the "logic" found within this article, it is apparent that dogs are the minions of Satan. This whole time I thought it was Hilary Duff doing Satan's handywork. Sometimes a dog is just a dog. Additionally, Shaggy didn't think the dog was talking to him, if you paid attention, you would see that the dog WAS talking. Its a CARTOON!!! Dogs can't really talk!! Its FICTION. Much like the Bible, but that is a whole other debate.
OK, Velma (not Thelma, do your research, feces roller!!) is ugly and frumpy. But she was also the smartest one in the entire gang. Also, women who wear glasses and read books are not a bad thing, we call them intelligent. Maybe they are too smart to fall for your brainwashing, that may be why you are so upset with feminists.
Fred's clothing is typical of the 70's. While the scarf IS a bit much, it doesn't make one gay. And, neither does his alleged disinterest in Daphne. Wait, actually, if she is a prostitute and a harlot, isn't Fred doing the Christian thing by not being interested in her? And by the way, your Youth Director apparently spends too mcuh time watching little boys' genitals while they watch Scooby Doo. That is another problem altogether.
To suggest that a van suggests deviant behavior inside because it is enclosed is just stupid. Also, if you ever noticed, the ghosts and witches on Scooby ALWAYS turn out to be a very human wrong-doer perpetrating a hoax. I guess you were still watching the boys' genitals at that time.
My suggestions to you are, fire the Youth Director for tracking young children's arousals, hire a fact checker before you publish crap like this to the Web, and spend your time and your money actually trying to help people rather than trying to protect them from "evil" cartoons.
I have been looking through your site and I have to say I must wonder about what exactly you people are doing. You claim to be God-fearing Baptists, yet from what I see on your site I have to wonder...
Point 1 - You have shirts advertised for your "Hellhouse" that have the Satanist symbol on them or if nothing else in the banner for the advertisment. Now, what in God's name is that symbol doing anywhere on your site, let alone in an advertisement? That is asking for Satan to enter into it, is it not?
Point 2- I also saw an add for a "What Would Jesus Do?" Thong....I don't think I even need to give that one further explaination....
Point 3 - An article of yours claimed that President Bush told you he was going to pass a law making "Aquapets" illegal to have in the home. Either you are extremely gullable or you made that up. Because of the way our U.S. legal system works, a law like that would NEVER pass on the basis that the toy might promote masturbation. In case you didn't know, its also legal to sell "toys" that are actually used for exactly that purpose in this country so I have little doubt that Congress would shoot down a bill like that even if Bush DID try to get it passed.
I'm just curious as to what you are actually doing, so I would appreciate it if you would take the time to actually come up with answers to my points if you would.
-Mr. Francis M. Sumner