I Got Baking Soda!

My pleasurable night of relaxing was suddenly turned to disgust and anger. How? I was sitting in my house relaxing and enjoying the evening when my daughter came to tell me that my eight year old son was singing, “I got baking soda, baking soda.” Was he singing about baking a cake with my wife (obvious sarcasm)? I was unfamiliar with the song so I went to YouTube and typed “I got baking soda.” A second later, O.T. Genasis’ song CoCo pops up with over 46 million views. Sadly, I gave it one more view.

OT Genasis from cocovideo

As I listened and watched, I could not believe the content of the video. Coco is an ode to crack cocaine with catchy refrains like “I’m in love with the coco” and “I got baking soda, baking soda!” My young son was repeating these hooks unaware of the sinister evil the song encouraged. How can a song that glamorizes the cooking, distribution, selling and use of crack cocaine be something that is appealing and acceptable to the masses? Crack has destroyed numerous families and killed many of its users. The #blacklivesmatter campaign is seeking to save Black children. Should they ignore the promotion of a drug that is slaughtering people by the thousands? Do Black lives really matter? What does the Bible say about drug use and/or the promotion of drug use?

I Corinthians 3: 16-17 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

The Lord commands us against destroying our bodies. One of the ways we defile our temples in this present day is by abusing drugs and getting high. It is a sin that we must stop committing.

Psalms 52:1-7 Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually. Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah. Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue. God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah. The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him: Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

The Lord is showing the wicked that when they boast about their evil deeds, it does not go unnoticed. There will be judgment for all the evil words they speak. Boasting and bragging about getting high, selling drugs and getting paid from them are just some of the wickedness that our people boast about in their music.

Matthew 12:36-37 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

I John 2:15-17 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

If Black lives really matter, then the message that should be promoted to all people is the message of repentance and keeping the commandments. We shouldn’t “love the coco” that destroys us as a people. We should love the Most High that will help us live forever if we do his will.

 

Check Out Religion Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Body of Christ on BlogTalkRadio
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“My death needs to mean something.” Transgender teen suicide note.

Alcorn

The recent death of a transgender teen suicide note have caused quite a stir on the internet, with almost every major news outlet and social media site reporting on it. There’s also been a big outcry from the LGBT community, as well as criticism for the parents because they didn’t support their child’s lifestyle.

The teen was born as Joshua Ryan Alcorn but was going by Leelah Alcorn and was killed by a tractor-trailer in an apparent suicide. The teen left a suicide note on his Tumblr page and also a post apologizing to his closest friends. The teen explained in the note that ever since she was four years old, she felt like a girl trapped in a boy’s body and cried tears of joy when she learned what transgender meant at fourteen years old. The teen went on to say, “I immediately told my mom, and she reacted extremely negatively, telling me that it was a phase, that I would never truly be a girl, that God doesn’t make mistakes, that I am wrong.”

According to an article from CNN on this very same story, “Transgender is an umbrella term for people whose gender identity, expression or behavior does not conform to the sex they were assigned at birth, according to American Psychological Association.” The same article goes on to say, “Although it may seem like a relatively new topic, transgender people have been documented since antiquity in many cultures around the world.

The bible tells us that there is no new thing in the earth. People have always had the same issues and have always been dealing with the same things from the beginning of time.

Ecclesiastes 1:10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.

So how does this happen, you may ask. How does someone feel like a female trapped in a male’s body or vice versa? On quite a few comments on the articles people were asking this very same question.

Lets start by saying that the mother was right in what she told him “God doesn’t make mistakes.”

Psalm 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect…

The Lord knows what he’s doing when he makes us to be either a female or a male and there are no mistakes about it.

So people get to feel this way because they have demons. This might throw some people off because they might think of a scary movie with demons, but it’s no different when you hear people say that “this person have personal demons that they’re battling,” such as in the case of alcohol or drugs. They’re dealing with something that’s a problem for them where if they don’t deal with it the right way, it will lead to their death, such as in the case of this child.

And yes, demons get on children as well even in this case when he states that from four years old he’s felt this way.

Consider the following scripture with the example of this child during Christ time on earth.

Matthew 17:14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,

15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.

18 And Jesus rebuked the devil [same as demon]; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.

A lunatick is someone who is of an unsound mind and is crazy-so is someone who believes that they are another gender trapped in their body.

Is it possible for a person to be born this way?

No it is not because God did not make any mistakes who he created to be male or female and he has a purpose for all of us even before we are formed in the womb. Consider what he said to the prophet Jeremiah.

Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

So what can a parent do if their child exhibits this type of behavior?

First off, definitely have a talk with them and explain that God has determined everything from the beginning, even down to who he would create and what gender they would be, using the above referenced scriptures.

Also, in the aforementioned mentioned scripture with Christ, the parent of the child that was possessed with the demon first bought the child to Christ disciples and they couldn’t heal him and Christ gave the following instructions.

Matthew 17:21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

So it will take the parent to do this so that the child can be healed.

To learn more about conforming to the roles that God gave us, check out the video below.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Student died to alcohol at a fraternity house

A student at West Virginia University died as a cause of alcohol related issues, after he had pledged to the Kappa Sigma fraternity. The student was found not breathing and was being administered CPR when paramedics arrived at the scene. On the same day, thirty minutes after they left, paramedics were called back to the same house for another student.

The following day, West Virginia University indefinitely suspended all social and pledging activities by fraternities and sororities.  [source]

A lot of people don’t consider the fact that fraternities and sororities are another evil facet of society that none of us should be involved in. We should also teach our children not to get involved with any of these things when they go away to college. Many people join for the so called “brotherhood”  or “sisterhood,”

fun times that they will have

and the potential success after graduating because of their connections.

But for those of us that are God-fearing, we will know, keep in mind and teach our children, that true success comes from the Lord when we’re keeping his commandments, as instructed by Jesus Christ.

Psalm 128:1-2 Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his ways.

2.  For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

For most young people that go off to college, they’re doing all the fun things that they only dreamed of doing prior to attending college-which are sometimes hurtful-as in the case of this student that died, because their parents aren’t around.

The Most High God doesn’t discriminate and let all of us know that we will all have to answer to things that we’ve done.

Ecclesiastes 11:9 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.

For those of us with children, we should teach them that fraternities and sororities are just another tool of Satan that is out in the world to entice people and to have them go away from following our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.

We invite you to view our video below that addresses the fact that people are selling their souls to Satan when they join these organizations.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Peruvian Shaman Offers Unique Cure for PTSD

From the dawn of time, man has harnessed the extraordinary powers offered up by the Earth in the form of plants and herbs without number. These treasures were created by God for the service of all man providing food for his sustenance and remedies for his healing. Through a proper and balanced use of these plants and herbs, the physician was able to produce, medicines, antidotes and poultices that took away pain, cured diseases and prolonged life. But like so many gifts of God, even these would fall to corruption; and the very medicines which the Lord hath created for our benefit had now become tools of Evil. Practitioners of witchcraft, sorceries, and shamanic magic would use these alchemical altered medicines to heighten perceptions and shatter the barriers of our reality, All in an attempt to communicate with beings from beyond the mortal realm. Some were so forward in this wickedness that entire religious customs and practices were created around particular drugs. In modern times some scholars have even gone so far as to suggest that mind altering drugs have influenced every major religious experience the world has ever known including those of Moses and the Biblical Prophets.

Please listen to our Blog Talk Radio Show “The Alchemist, Drug Use Throughout the Ages.”

Check Out Religion Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Body of Christ on BlogTalkRadio

Click here to open this binder in a new window.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NFL Star Finds True Wealth in a Life of Service!

At one point in time Jason Brown was the highest paid center in the NFL with a contract offering him 37.5 million dollars over 5yrs. So what would make this former St. Louis Ram walk away from it all to become of all things, a Farmer????

 

 

The answer was – A life of service! Jason’s plan was to use his newly purchased 100 acres of farmland to feed the poor and needy. His organization “First Fruits Farm” donates the first harvest to food pantries in the state with the first harvest reportedly donating 46,000 pounds of sweet potatoes and 10,000 pounds of cucumbers this fall.

 

 

 

1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that theybe not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; 18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

 

Jason Brown recalls the conversation between him and his agent at the time:

“My agent, he told me, ‘You’re making the biggest mistake of your life,'”. “And I looked right back at him and I said, ‘No I am not.'”

 

 

 

Ecclesiastes 7:12 For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.

Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

According to Jason, even though he has earned a great deal of fame and fortune in his life, he has never felt as successful as he does now “Not in man’s eyes but in the eyes of God”.

For more information on what success looks like in the eyes of God, Listen to our Blogtalk Radio show

Check Out Religion Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Body of Christ on BlogTalkRadio
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Restaurant tells Customers to Pay What God Wants!

When Dana Parris was ready to throw in the towel on her failing diner she decided to move to a drastic new business plan, “A Menu with No Prices”. Dana explains that her faith moved her to put the success of her business solely in the hands of God. According to the flyers in her restaurant, that also meant letting God control the Cash Register as well. The flyers read:

 

 

I am putting my “Faith” where my CASH REGISTER is.

I am letting go and letting GOD!!
No prices….No totals…..You pay what you think your meal is worth!!!

Dana then watched as her failing business made a 180 degree turn with revenues way up!

 

 

1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Some critics have said that this new business model is unethical because it allows customer to overpay for food. Dana believes that although some patrons do overpay it is justified by the fact that many less fortunate are also blessed with meals that they could not pay for.

2 Corinthians 8:13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:14 But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:15 As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.

According to the words of the Holy Bible our abundance SHOULD be a supply for the lack of others. Perhaps this new business model can provide us with a working example of how God and the business world can successfully co-exist!

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Atlanta Man Gets 20yrs for Stealing iPod

A Metro Atlanta man was sentenced to 20 years, with 12 years to serve in prison and the rest on probation for the crime of stealing an iPod. 20 year old Shareef Tawwab Hakim was convicted of robbery and aggravated assault after he allegedly put a boy in a headlock and stole his iPod. The fact that Shareef was unarmed during the crime led some to ask if the heavy handed sentence was justified. Terry Shropshire, writer for The Chicago Defender asked one question pertaining to this case: does the punishment fit the crime?

As servant of Christ we can only answer these questions according to the understanding granted to us by the Holy Bible and the words of Jesus Christ. However, we are in no way condoning the acts of the wicked or this violent crime when we state that according to the scripture this punishment was not justified.

Exodus 22:22 If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. 2 If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him. 3 If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. 4 If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.

According to the Bible, if found guilty of theft Shareef would have been commanded to return what was stolen. Considering the condition of the item he may have been required to restore the cost of the item several times over. If unable to pay this debt he would have been forced to work his debt off. And while the practice of working off a debt may seen cruel or archaic we ask you to consider the alternative of 20yrs in prison which avails no one.

Some may argue that it was the violent nature of the crime that brought about the severity of the verdict. However the scriptures clearly address the nature of violent robberies as well which resulted in the same penalty of punishment through restoration.

Leviticus 6:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the LORD, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship,

or in a thing taken away by violence,

or hath deceived his neighbour; 3 Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein:4 Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found, 5 Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering.

In this judgment the wisdom of God is manifested, the wicked are punished and the victim has his property restored to them. In today’s society the victim is rarely compensated for his loss and the criminal is sent away to prison with little to no chance of repentance or reconciliation. Whereas the righteous judgment of the Heavenly Father provides a lasting and just conclusion.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pastor Jailed for Feeding Homeless

A Fort Lauderdale Pastor and two other men are facing up to 60 days in prison and a $500 fine for committing a crime. What crime you may ask, well thanks to a new Ft Lauderdale Florida ordinance it is now illegal to feed the homeless. So when 90yr old Pastor Arnold Abbott showed up on the street with members of his congregation and hundreds of prepared meals for the homeless and hungry, he was promptly arrested.

Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
The Lord Jesus Christ warns us that in these last days the “love of many shall wax cold”.

Irrefutable proof of this fact is seen in the brutally callous way society deals with those less fortunate then themselves and the criminalizing of the poor. Jesus gives us a dire warning of what the consequences will be for those who endorse and enforce the passing of these Satanic laws.

 

Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

 

We urge those who know and believe in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to not be weary in well doing but to strengthen yourselves with these words, knowing that your labor of love is not in vain nor will it be forgotten in the day of Judgment!

James 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
Galatians 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Adulterous Pastor Spreads AIDS instead of the Gospel!

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama has recently joined the ever growing list of congregations destroyed by an unscrupulous Pastor. The Rev. Juan McFarland confessed to the congregation that he was having sex with members of the church, on church property while knowing that he was infected with the AIDS virus. McFarland also confessed to using illegal drugs and stealing money from the church funds. In the wake of this growing scandal, members of the congregation are left wondering how this could have happened. The images of a disgraced Pastor and a grieving congregation has become nearly cliché in this world, but very few ever examine the follies that led to their appointments in the first place. The Holy Bible tells us in the book of 1st Timothy Chapter 3 the qualification of a Bishop, Deacon, Pastor, Preacher, Reverend etc.

 

1 Timothy 3 1 This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; 7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. 10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.

 

The scriptures give us many key characteristics of a man who is qualified to sit in the seat of leadership. This man MUST be blameless, not covetous, not greedy of filthy lucre (Money) not a novice, and a person of good report and good behavior in the Lord.

Exodus 18:21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

Many congregations in this society appoint leaders based on qualities that are highly esteemed in this world such as: Masters in Divinity, Successful Business Man, Dynamic Motivational Speaker or Celebrity Status. But until the Churches humble themselves to the wisdom of the Most High God and appoint leaders based on the qualification in the Holy Bible this trend of ungodliness culminating in church wide scandal will only continue.

For more information on Ordained Ministers please watch our video lesson Below.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When Cops Go Bad!

The Holy Bible tells us that as servants of the Lord we must live in peace with all men and obey the powers that are set up to govern this Earth. According to the book of Romans Chapter 13, in honoring the laws of the land we also showed honor to God who ordained them.

Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

The rulers of the people were likewise admonished by God that they use their positions to uphold righteous judgements and not give in to selfish lusts and sin. Many Christians question if it is possible to be a true follower of Christ while also being a member of a law enforcement agency. This was a question that John the Baptist addressed with the soldiers of his day. He instructed them with these words:

Luke 3:14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.

It is a great tragedy in this world that these precious teachings have been long forgotten by so many of the men and women of law enforcement today. Below are just 3 of countless horror stories of common men and women who suffered needlessly at the hands of law enforcement officials devoid of wisdom or mercy!

DO VIOLENCE TO NO MAN!

When those who have made a vow to serve and protect decide to abuse their authority, who will protect the average citizen from them? The reports of excessive force and deadly force being perpetrated by law enforcement officials today have reached epidemic proportions. Most disturbing is the fact that many of these incidents will never reach the national news and are relegated to the real of blogs and social media. In the teaching of John the Baptist, he admonishes the soldiers to “Do Violence to No Man” we understand that as soldiers it was their duty to keep the peace, put down rebellions and even serve in war. John the Baptist is clearly speaking against the unprovoked violence which was perpetrated by the soldiers of the ancient world against their fellow man. These same abuses power can be clearly seen among many law enforcement officials today.

NEITHER ACCUSE ANY FALSELY!

Law enforcement officials are given a unique responsibility of not only preventing crimes but also punishing wrongdoers according to the law. These punishments can range from levying of fines, to loss of freedom and in some cases even escalate to loss of life. With stakes this high it is important that those who enforce the law be held to the highest standards of morality in terms of speaking the truth in issues of Crime and Punishment.

Proverbs 12:17 He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit. 19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment. 20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy. 22 Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight.

The heavenly father despises all liars and those who would bear false witness. This sin is especially abominable when committed by those who are sworn to uphold truth!

Exodus 20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

BE CONTENT WITH YOUR WAGES!

John the Baptist also admonished the soldiers to “be content with their wages”. It is an unfortunate fact of life that those who are in positions of authority often use violence and intimidation to extort or even steal from those less powerful than themselves. Law enforcement officials have a notorious reputation for illegally seizing monies and property of individuals who have little to no recourse in having their goods returned. This is why the Holy Bible speaks against covetousness and warns that the thieves and covetous would not inherit the Kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

We pray that the brave men and women who serve proudly in law enforcement would keep themselves from all unrighteousness and serve the Lord in truth and sincerity. You have been given a position of honor in this world and before the Lord. Therefore do not disobey his voice by committing wickedness against those you have sworn to serve!

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment