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     Pastor Al Davis is the host of LIVE WITH PASTOR AL, a live, call-in program Sundays at 11:00PM to 12:00AM & Fridays at 1:30PM to 2:00PM on AM 1220 WHKW The Word.



     Pastor Al pastors the Bible Baptist Church in Richfield, Ohio. The Bible Baptist Church meets at 5171 Brecksville Road at the Richfield Holiday Inn Express.
     Pastor Al publishes and maintains several website inaddition to this this site:      He is also the author of several ebooks, including:     From a background in Biology, a stint in United States Air Force, church planting in the South Pacific, and pastoring in Northeast Ohio, Pastor Al brings an uncommon outlook and unique insights to his comments, discussions, and writings.


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Books I am currently reading:
    (Please note, I read a number of books at a time---not counting my Bible reading. I endeavor to read about 10+ pages or a chapter of each at a time. Also, I generally do not take the time to list any fiction that I might read from time to time.)

Tears of a Warrior
A Family's Story of Combat and Living with PTSD
    Janet J. Seahorn & E. Anthony Seahorn. Fort Collins, CO: Team Pursuits, 2008.
    ISBN: 978-0-615-21317-0
     A frank, real-life look at Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its effects on veterans and their families by a combat veteran and his wife.

A More Sure Word
Which Bible Can You Trust?
    R.B. Ouellette. Lancaster, CA: Striving Together Publications, 2008.
    ISBN: 978-1-59894-047-3
     Pastor R.B.Ouellette outlines the reliability and superiourity of the King James Bible over modern English versions.

In the Beginning
Compelling Evidence for Creation and the Flood
    Walt Brown. Phoenix, AZ: Center for Scientific Creation, 8th edition 2008.
    ISBN-13: 978-1-878026-09-5
    ISBN-10: 1-878026-09-7
     Dr. Walt Brown is a West Point graduate and has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.). He has taught physics, mathematics,and computer science as a tenured associate professor at the United States Air Force Academy and served as the Chief of Science and Technology Studies at the Air War College.
     Once an evolutionist, Dr. Brown now advocates the creationist position as Director of the Center for Scientific Creation.
     (This book is available to read or print out for free at www.creationscience.com.)


Books I recommend:

A History of the Baptists
    by Thomas Armitage
    Baptist/Church history

Alien Intrusion
UFOs and the Evolution Connection
    by Gary Bates
    ISBN: 089051-435-6
    Analysis of the UFO phenomena, life on other planets, and evolution in light of the Bible

The Al Qaeda Reader
    Edited & Translated by Raymond Ibrahim
    Islamic Fundamentalism/Jihad

America In Crimson
    by James Beller
    Baptist/Church/American history

Arabs In the Shadow of Israel
The Unfolding of God's Prophetic Plan for Ishmael's Line
    Tony Maalouf. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2003.
    ISBN: 0-8254-3184-0
    Jewish History/Arabic History/Bible History

As America Has Done To Israel
    John T. McTernan. New Kensington, PA: Whitaker House, 2008.
    ISBN: 978-1-60374-038-8
     Jewish History/Zionism/Fulfillment of God's promise to bless those that bless Israel and curse those that curse Israel in relation to American history

Behind the Veil
Unmasking Islam
    by Abd El Schafi
    Islamic history/background; quotes only Muslim sources & has an extensive bibliography

Climategate
A Veteran Meteorologist Exposes the Global Warming Scam
    Brian Sussman. Washington, D.C.: WND Books, 2010.
    ISBN-13: 978-193507183-9 ISBN-10: 0-8254-3184-0
    Climate/Global Warming/Climate Change

Cosmos, Creator and Human Destiny
Answering Darwin, Dawkins, and the New Atheists
    Dave Hunt. Bend, OR: The Berean Call, 2010.
    ISBN-13: 978-1-928660-64-4
    Apologetics/Atheism/Creationism/Evolution/Intelligent Design

The Faithful Baptist Witness
    by Dr. Phil Stringer
    Baptist/Church/American history

The 5000 Year Leap
A Miracle that Changed the World
    W. Cleon Skousen. Malta, ID: National Center for Constitutional Studies, 1981.
    ISBN-10: 0-88080-148-4
    ISBN-13: 978-0-88080-148-5
    Freedom/Natural Law/Constitutional Government

Foxe's Book of Martyrs
    by John Foxe
    Classic history of Christian martyrs

The Gospel According To Rome
Comparing Catholic Tradition and the Word of God
    by James G. McCarthy
    Scriptural analysis and refutation of Roman Catholicism

The Great Cholesterol Myth
Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease -- and the Statin-Free Plan that Will
    by Jonny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra. Beverly, MA: Fair Winds Press, 2012.
    ISBN-13: 978-1-61058-634-4
    Health

The Islamic Tsunami
Israel and America In the Age of Obama
    David Rubin. NY, NY: Shiloh Israel Press, 2010.
    ISBN: 978-0-9829067-0-5
    Analysis of Islamic terror and America's relationship with Israel from a Jewish Israeli point of view.

The Islamization of America
The Islamic Strategies and the Christian Response
    Abdulla Al-Araby. Los Angeles, CA: The Pen Vs. The Sword, 2003.
    ISBN: 0-9656683-7-1
    Analysis of Islam and its designs on America and how Christians can counter it.

Judgment Day
Israel, Islam, and the Nations
    by Dave Hunt
    ISBN: 978-1-928660-32-3
    Analysis of the history of Israel and conflict between Islam and Israel from Scriptural and historical point of view.

Liberty and Tyranny
A Conservative Manifesto
    Mark R. Levin. New York, NY: Threshold Editions, Simon and Schuster, Inc., 2009.
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4165-6285-6 ISBN-10: 1-4165-6285-0
     Conservatism vs. Liberalism. Right vs. Left. Individualists vs. Statists. Liberty vs. Tyranny.

The Making of America
The Substance and Meaning of the Constitution
    W. Cleon Skousen. Malta, ID: National Center for Constitutional Studies, 1985.
    ISBN: 978-0-88080-017-4
     An article by article, clause by clause examination of the United States Constitution.

One Book Stands Alone
The Key to Believing the Bible
    by Douglas D. Stauffer
    ISBN: 0-9677016-4-3
    Analysis of Bible translations/KJV defense

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam
    by Robert Spencer
    Islamic history/background

Praying effectively for the Lost
    by Lee E. Thomas
    Prayer/Evangelism
    Order from:

Lee E. Thomas
2314 Foster Lane
Westlake, LA 70669
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Things To Come
A Study In Bible Eschatology
    by J. Dwight Pentecost
    Understanding prophecy/methods of Bible interpretation

The Truth About Muhammad
Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion
    by Robert Spencer
    Islamic history/background; especially Muhammad

The Two Faces of Babylon
    by Alexander Hislop
    Catholic/Holiday/Tradition origins and pagan roots

Unlocking the Secrets of the Feasts
The Prophesies In the Feasts of Israel
    Michael Norton. West Bow Press, 2012.
    ISBN: 978-1-4497-3410
    Jewish Feasts/Prophecy

The Ultimate Proof of Creation
Resolving the Origins Debate
    Jason Lisle. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2009.
    ISBN-13: 978-0-89051-568-6
    ISBN-10: 0-89051-568-9
    Creationism/Logic

What Every American Needs to Know About the Qur'an
A History of Islam & the United States
    by William J. Federer. St.Louis, MO: Amerisearch, Inc., 2007.
    ISBN: 0-9778085-5-6
    Islamic history/background

What Love Is This?
Calvinism's Misrepresentation of God
    by Dave Hunt
    Scriptural analysis and refutation of Calvinism

Who Is This Allah? (4th edition)
    by G.J.O. Moshay. Gerrards Cross, Bucks., UK: Dorchester House Publications, 2004.
    Islamic history/background; Comparison/Contrast with Christianity

Who Is This Jesus?
A Look at the Nature & Work of Jesus Christ
    by Alfred B. Davis. Lansing, MI: Calvary Publishing
    ISBN: 978-1-61119-039-7
    Devotional/Inspirational/Apologetic look at Jesus Christ

Why We Want to Kill You
    Walid Shoebat. Top Executive Media, 2007.
    ISBN: 978-0-9771021-4-3
    Islamic Fundamentalism/Jihad


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16 Apr 14

On What Day Was Jesus Crucified?

What day was Jesus Christ actually crucified on? If you are like most people, you probably answered, "Friday." After all, that's what the Bible says, right?

Well, I used to believe that, too. That is, until I got to thinking about a specific, prophetic statement that Jesus made regarding His death, burial, and resurrection. In Matthew 12:38 the Bible tells us that "certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees" said to Jesus, "...Master, we would see a sign from thee." Jesus answered in verses 39-40, "...An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth."

Now, if Jesus was crucified on Friday, we have a problem. Jesus would have been in the tomb ("the heart of the earth") Friday night through Sunday morning. That gives us two days, Saturday and Sunday, and two nights, Friday night and Saturday night. Of course, we could be generous and count parts of days as full days, which is not an uncommon or unreasonable thing to do. Unfortunately, while that does give us three days, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, it still only gives us two nights, Friday night and Saturday night. Of course, this would not be a problem if Jesus had not specifically said that He would be "three days and three nights in the heart of the earth." Not simply three days, but three days AND three nights. Try as we may, there is simply no way to fit three days and three nights between Friday night and Sunday morning.

The problem doesn't stop there, either. If Jesus was indeed crucified on Friday, then Jesus was wrong when He claimed in Matthew 12:39-40 that He would be in the tomb three days and three nights. Failing to fulfill His own prophecy would mean Jesus is a false prophet and we should not pay attention to anything else He has to say. After all, Deuteronomy 18:22 says, "When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him." The only other alternative is that the Bible contradicts itself or is in error, either of which doesn't do much to bolster the credibility of either Jesus or the Bible.

So, if Jesus was not crucified on Friday, why does the Bible say that He was in Luke 23:50-56 and John 19:31? These passages very clearly tell us that Jesus was crucified on the day before the Sabbath. And, since the Sabbath is on Saturday, isn't that proof positive that Jesus was crucified on Friday? Well, even if it were we would still have the same problem of how to get three days and three nights in between the crucifixion and the resurrection and the doubt that it casts upon the credibility of both the Bible and Jesus. However, a closer examination of John 19:31 reveals that there was something different about the Sabbath following the day Jesus was crucified. It was a high Sabbath: "The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away." (emphasis added). Consequently, as other passages indicate, there were two Sabbaths that week, a high Sabbath and the weekly Sabbath, with a day in between the two.

If you are keeping track, two Sabbaths that week, with a day in between them, means Jesus must have been crucified on Wednesday, not Friday. That, of course, gives us plenty of time to have three days, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and three nights, Wednesday night, Thursday night, and Friday night, between the crucifixion and the resurrection.

But wait a minute. Doesn't a Wednesday crucifixion conflict with Jesus' prophecy of three days and three nights as well? Didn't Jesus rise from the grave Sunday morning at sunrise? If so, what about Saturday night and Sunday? Too many days and nights is just as much of a problem as too few. And, while we are at it, if Jesus was crucified on Wednesday rather than Friday, how can you fit in all the events in that occurred between Palm Sunday and the crucifixion?

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12 Apr 14

Special Blood Moon Tetrad Program

Yesterday we had our much anticipated program on the blood moon tetrad phenomena with our special guest, Carl Gallups.

The take away from the program I believe was that there is a factual basis to the blood moon tetrad but we should not be overly obsessed with it. The main thing is that it serves to get our attention and reminds us that we are to be watching and waiting for the Lord's return.

For instance, in Luke 21:25-28, Jesus says:

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Notice, Jesus said, "when these things begin to come to pass", we are to "look up, and lift up your heads". Why? Because our "redemption draweth nigh."

The blood moon tetrads, which could be construed as "signs...in the moon" do not necessarily mean that the rapture of the believers will take place next week, or next month, or next year. It just means that momentous events are occurring, the day of our Lord's return is drawing near, and we need to be wakeful and working.

Just before and during the last three tetrads we saw the rediscovery of the New World in 1492 by a Hebrew, Christopher Columbus, with the first man to set foot in the New World being another Hebrew, Louis DeTorres. The Americas soon became a sanctuary for Jews fleeing persecution and oppression in Europe. Israel became a sovereign Jewish state in 1948 and immediately fought and won a battle for its very survival and right to exist. Then, in 1967, Israel again fought and won another war for its survival, the Six Day War, during which they captured Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. It is no wonder that many are closely watching to see what may happen with regards to Israel and the Jewish people just before or during the coming tetrad that begins on 15 April 2014.

Again, you can listen to the program by clicking here: The Four Blood Moons.


9 Apr 14

Special Blood Moon Tetrad Program - Fri, Apr 11

We've had questions about the coming blood moon tetrad on nearly every program for the last month or more. So, we decided to do a whole program on it prior to the start of the tetrad on April 15. We will have a special guest, Carl Gallups join us to help sort through the hype in an effort to make sense of the phenomena.

Basically, the blood moon tetrad is a succession of two total lunar eclipses occurring on two Jewish holy days in one year and another two total lunar eclipses on the exact same holy days in the following year, with no other lunar eclipses, partial or total, in between. Here is a list of the blood moon tetrads that have occurred since the time of Christ:

  • 14 April 32 - Passover
  • 7 October 32 - Tabernacles
  • 3 April 33 - Passover
  • 27 October 33 - Tabernacles
  • 17 April 162 - Passover
  • 11 October 162 - Tabernacles
  • 6 April 163 - Passover
  • 30 September 163 - Tabernacles
  • 9 April 795 - Passover
  • 3 October 795 - Tabernacles
  • 28 March 796 - Passover
  • 21 September 796 - Tabernacles
  • 30 March 842 - Passover
  • 23 September 842 - Tabernacles
  • 19 March 843 - Passover
  • 12 September 843 - Tabernacles
  • 9 April 860 - Passover
  • 3 October 860 - Tabernacles
  • 30 March 861 - Passover
  • 22 September 861 - Tabernacles
  • 12 April 1493 - Passover
  • 25 September 1493 - Tabernacles
  • 22 March 1494 - Passover
  • 15 September 1494 - Tabernacles
  • 13 April 1949 - Passover
  • 7 October 1949 - Tabernacles
  • 2 April 1950 - Passover
  • 26 September 1950 - Tabernacles
  • 24 April 1967 - Passover
  • 18 October 1967 - Tabernacles
  • 13 March 1968 - Passover
  • 6 October 1968 - Tabernacles
  • 15 April 2014 - Passover
  • 8 October 2014 - Tabernacles
  • 4 April 2015 - Passover
  • 28 September 2015 - Tabernacles

We will be discussing the claims made about the past tetrads and the possible significance, if at all, of the coming tetrad on the program 11 April 2014 at 1:30 PM (EDT) on AM 1220 WHKW. If you cannot listen on air, you can listen online by going to the AM 1220 WHKW website. Hopefully, I will get the program uploaded and posted on this page in just a day or two, so check back for it.


1 Apr 14



6 Mar 14

      New eBook by Pastor Al Published

      I recently updated and revamped a Christian mystery thriller, Wildwood: An Age Old Mystery Unfolds.
      In Wildwood, Missionary Paul Brown returns back to his hometown of Wildwood, Ohio, only to be plunged headlong into battle with an ancient evil that threatens to destroy him and the Wildwood Baptist Church. Armed with his faith in God, the support of his family, and the help of his friends and fellow church members, Paul races to uncover the mystery before it is too late. From the sudden death of his pastor to the final confrontation with evil itself, this fast-paced thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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15 Feb 14

      New Website Launched


      We are launching a new website, WhatIfGodExists.com.

      The site is being developed in connection with a mailing campaign for our church. The campaign revolves around 2 questions: "What if God really does exist?" and "Wouldn't it be His responsibility to tell us?"
      The goal of our new site is to:
  • Defend the fundamental, Bible-believing world view as reasonable, intelligent, and sensible
  • Provide a friendly format for people to freely ask questions and provide Bible-based answers
  • Alert and inform Christians
  • Earnestly contend for the faith
  • And, most importantly, point people to Jesus Christ.
      Essentially, this is to be a Christian apologetics site from an independent, fundamental, Bible believing point of view. It is a work in progress so please check back occasionally to see what's new.


14 Feb 14

      We had a great program with Missionary Nader Baraty earlier today.

      The program is now uploaded and available at the right at 14 Feb 14. You can also listen by clicking here.


13 Feb 14

      Missionary Nader Baraty will be my guest tomorrow, February 14, on our Friday program.

      Baraty is planning on working in East Africa, and in particular in the country of Ethiopia. He is a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Ashland, Ohio, and will be going through Baptist International Outreach.
      We will be talking about how Baraty, who was raised as a Muslim, came to accept Jesus Christ as his Savior a few months after graduating from Kent State University and then burdened him to reach Muslims and other non-Christians in East Africa.
      If you have friends or family who are ensnared by Islam or other false religions, you will be blessed and encouraged by this young man's testimony.


5 Feb 14
      A Couple of Observations About Last Night's Debate Between Ken Ham & Bill Nye


      A number of points regarding the secularist views of Christianity can be seen in Bill Nye's approach. One is the repeated marginalization of Ken Ham as a close minded religious extremist pushing a fringe position rejected by reasonable, educated people. Along with that was the implication that those who promote "Ken Ham's Theory" represent a threat to national security by dumbing down the education of America's children with the result that we will no longer produce the scientists and innovators necessary for America to compete with the rest of the world.
      However, the secular objections to teaching creationism can be boiled down to two things that Nye said in the question and answer period. First, he said that Ken Ham's worldview was objectionable because those who do not believe the Bible are doomed to eternal punishment. That points to the secularist's objection to being told that he is a sinner.
      Second, Nye said, essentially, "We are how the universe is aware of itself." In other words: PRIDE. Pride in his belief that after billions of years of chance occurrences, the universe has finally self awareness in the form of man. That points to the secularist's desire to be a god.


31 Jan 14

      Ever heard of Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri? Until recently, I hadn't. Nevertheless, Kaduri was world-renowned Orthodox rabbi in Israel who, a few months before he died at 108, left a sealed note to be opened a year after his death. In the note he claimed to reveal the name of the Messiah. One year after he died the note was opened and it said:
Concerning the letter abbreviation of the Messiah’s name,
He will lift the people and prove that his word and law are valid.
This I have signed in the month of mercy,
Yitzhak Kaduri
[English Translation]
      The key portion of the note, He will lift the people and prove that his word and law are valid, appears in Hebrew as:
Yarim Ha'Am Veyokhiakh Shedvaro Vetorato Omdim
This portion of the note gives the name of Yehoshua, which is a longer version of Yeshua, in an acrostic form as the name of the Messiah. Yehoshua/Yeshua is the same as Jesus, indicating that Jesus Christ is the Messiah.

      Shortly after the contents of the note were revealed, it disappeared from the Kaduri website and his followers denounced the note as a fraud and a forgery.
      Now all this is very interesting, but what does this mean for born-again Christians? With that question in mind, I had Pastor Carl Gallups on as a special guest Friday, January 24. Pastor Gallups has written a book, The Rabbi Who Found Messiah, which delves into the significance of Rabbi Kaduri and his identification of Jesus Christ as the Messiah.
      While Christians accept that Jesus is the Messiah, the Jews do not. Consequently, having one of the most prominent Jewish Rabbis in the last 100 years claim that Jesus is the Messiah is bound to have an impact on the Jews, especially the Orthodox.
      You can listen to the program here.


14 Jan 14

      The end of December and the beginning of January is one of the busiest times of the year for the pastor of a small church. Not only are there are the special programs and activities associated with Christmas at church and with family (immediate & extended), but January means tax time. That means financial statements and giving reports have to be prepared for the church, personal income and expense reports have to be prepared for my wife and I in order to file our taxes, all the while trying to keep up with the ministry demands of pastoring a church and hosting a twice weekly radio program.
      Consequently, I have not been keeping up with this website and blog as much as I would like to. Nevertheless, I am very thankful that God has given me a tremendous opportunity to serve Him when and where He has placed me. It is only by the grace of God that I been blessed to pastor a church that loves learning about God and His Word and have the opportunity to talk about God and His Word on the radio.
      Keep checking back here from time to time, though. We are planning to have some unique guests and topics coming up in the coming weeks and months. And, of course, your phone calls with your questions about the Bible and current events in light of God's Word.


14 Dec 13

      We were pleased to have Chris Hofacker, of Law to Grace Ministries on with us Friday, December 13. Chris combines his passion to preach and teach God's Word with many years of law enforcement, defensive tactics training, and mixed martial arts in a unique ministry dedicated to assisting churches and Christian schools with safety awareness, security procedures, training security teams, and providing self-defense classes.
      It is a shame that we need men like Chris Hofacker and ministries like Law to Grace Ministries, but we live in a world where even churches and Christian schools are not immune from the violence around us. Shepherds (pastors) need the help of sheep dogs to help keep their flocks safe and secure. Thankfully, God has raised up men like Chris and ministries like Law to Grace Ministries to meet the need.
      The program with Chris Hofacker is now uploaded and available at the right. It is also available by clicking HERE.


2 Dec 13

      Chemtrails...BEWARE!

      I don't believe we've ever talked about chemtrails on the program before. However, last night, our first caller brought the subject up by asking what I thought about them. (I've linked the call here.)
      For those haven't heard of chemtrails before, the basic idea is that some nefarious group, generally thought to be the United States government, is spraying unknown chemicals out the backs of aircraft flying overhead. The purposes given for this aerial dusting ranges from population control to mind control, and everything in between.
      Now there are a number of logical and logistical problems I have with the chemtrail conspiracy. First, the thousands and thousands of people involved in the production, transportation, storage, and dispersal of the chemicals involved would be so great as to preclude the ability to keep the program a secret. Second, the infrastructure and funding necessary to support such a widespread, ongoing aerial spraying campaign would be too massive to hide. Where are the production facilities? The fleets of tankers to transport the chemicals? The massive storage facilities needed at airports across the country? And who pays for it all?

      Here's a good breakdown at the what would be needed to dust the American people from on high:
If the chemtrail conspiracy were true, millions of pilots would be needed to crop dust the American population. A typical crop duster might use seven ounces of agent diluted in seven gallons of water to cover one acre of land. Chemtrail "people dusters" would use a similar concentration to cover the entire United States, just to be safe. For 2.38 billion acres of land, the pilots would then need--for just one week of spraying--120 billion gallons of these cryptic chemicals. That's around the same volume as is transported in all the world's oil tankers in one year. And such an incredible amount of agent would need an incredible number of planes. Considering that a large air freighter like a Boeing 747 can carry around 250,000 pounds of cargo, at the very least, the government would need to schedule four million 747 flights to spread their chemicals each week--eighteen times more flights per day than in the entire US.
      (A Million Poisoning Planes by Kyle Hills)
      Yes, there are conspiracies out there, but I don't think chemtrails should rank too high on the worry scale. In fact, as I told the caller, the master conspirator is identified in 2 Thessalonians 2:1-10 as Satan, and his plan is to bring about a one world government under the antichrist:
      (1) Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
      (2) That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
      (3) Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
      (4) Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
      (5) Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
      (6) And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
      (7) For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
      (8) And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
      (9) Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
      (10) And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
      I believe that the conspiracy, identified in verse 7 as "the mystery of iniquity," is being actively held back by the work of the Holy Spirit. Verses 6-7 tell us that the revelation of the antichrist (verses 3-4) is actively being held back by the work of someone (withholdeth and letteth come from the same Greek word, katecho, which means to hold back, restrain, or hinder:to withhold). Furthermore, I believe that that someone is the Holy Spirit of God who will be "taken out of the way" when God catches born-again Christians out of the world and the Holy Spirit ends His present ministry. At the time, the work of the Holy Spirit, primarily through believers who are called to be light and salt in this present evil world, will come to an end and the Devil will finally be able to bring the "mystery of iniquity" to fruition and bring forth the antichrist on the world scene.
      Until then, I don't think we need to worry too much about chemtrails or be "soon shaken in mind, or be troubled" by any of the myriad of conspiracy theories floating around the internet and talk radio. Instead, we should worry more about our relationship with God. If you do not know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, then you need to believe and accept in your heart that Jesus, as God in the manifest in the flesh, willing went to the cross where He suffered and shed His blood to pay for your sins, that He died, was buried, and rose again victorious over sin and death, and believing that confess your sin, turn to Jesus Christ and Christ alone as your only hope of eternal salvation (The Gospel of Jesus Christ). If you have trusted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, then you need to resolve to yield yourself over to the Holy Spirit to be salt and light in a dark world.


28 Nov 13

      Happy Thanksgiving!

      "O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. (Psalms 95:1-3)"


27 Nov 13

      We were pleased to have William Federer, of The American Minute on again last Friday. He provided a historical background leading up to the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving.
      The program is now uploaded and available at the right. It is also available by clicking HERE.


22 Nov 13

      William Federer, of The American Minute will be with me again afternoon at 1:30PM. We will be talking about the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving.


12 Nov 13

Program Notes:

      Our program with William Federer, The American Minute, is now uploaded and available at the right. It is also available by clicking HERE.
      Bill Federer will be with us again on Friday, November 22, to talk about the pilgrims and the origins of Thanksgiving.

      November is National Hospice Month. A representative of Harbor Light Hospice will be joining me on Friday, November 15, to talk about hospice from a Christian perspective.

      Also, our Friday afternoon program will be preempted November 29 for a sports broadcast. Please bear with us and join us on our Sunday night program.


8 Nov 13

      William Federer, of The American Minute will be my special guest this afternoon at 1:30PM.


14 Oct 13

      Dr. David Smeltz joined me on the radio this past Friday, October 11. We talked about the origins of Islam and its role in the end times. We even looked at the Islamic background of President Obama and discussed the question of whether he is still a Muslim today or not. (You can listen to the program by clicking HERE.)
      We hope to have Dr. Smeltz again this coming Friday, October 18. If he is able to be with us we will be talking about Abraham's third wife, Keturah, and the often overlooked descendants of Abraham through her.
      You can find out more about Dr. David Smeltz and his ministry, as well as obtain his books, at his website, His Word of Truth Ministry


3 Oct 13

Special Thanks
      I want to thank Pastor John Lutz of North Coast Baptist Church, in Lakewood, Ohio, for filling in for me on Friday, September 20. My wife and I had to go to Kentucky that week for the funeral of her grandfather. He went to be with the Lord at the young age of 101.
      Pastor Lutz hosts a live, half hour program just before our Friday afternoon program each Friday at 1:00 PM. The original plan was for him to do his program and then ours, with me calling in as a guest. However, the funeral got pushed back to Friday so, when I would have been calling in from somewhere on the road headed home, I was sitting in a funeral service. Somehow I didn't think my wife's family would have been to happy with me talking on the phone during the midst of the service!
      Discretion being the better part of valor and all, I missed the first Live with Pastor Al radio program since first going on the air in August of 2006. Nevertheless, it was more needful for me to be with my wife and her family to celebrate the life of her grandfather than to be on the air. The Lord knew that in advance, however, and graciously provided Pastor Lutz as a fitting substitute.

Coming Special Program
      Friday, October 11, we will have Dr. David Smeltz on as a special guest. We will be talking about Islam and the end times. It should be an information packed program.


12 Sep 13

Nehemiah's Network
      Last Friday (September 6) I had a fascinating discussion with Pastor Alan Jenkins (Columbia Road Baptist Church, North Olmsted, Ohio) and Director Jim Skuly about Nehemiah's Network.
      Nehemiah's Networkis a unique surplus materials and supply ministry operated by the Columbia Road Baptist Church. This, as I said, is a unique ministry that can allow anyone to be involved by donating surplus materials and supplies that can be recycled into the Lord's work at home and abroad. They also store up supplies through this ministry to use in disaster relief efforts. Check out their website at www.crbc-online.org/supply to see how you and your church can get involved.

Gospel Soloist Eric Hawout
      Gospel soloist Eric Hawout will be our special guest tomorrow, September 13, on our Friday afternoon program at 1:30 PM. We will be talking about the need for good Christian music in general and about his music ministry in particular.
      Eric Hawout will be singing at the Bible Baptist Church in Richfield, Ohio, on Sunday, September 15, in celebration of our church anniversary. He will provide special music in the morning service, at 11:00 AM, and then provide a free concert at 2:00 PM.
      Please accept our invitation to join us this coming Sunday. The church meets at the Richfield Holiday Inn Express at 5171 Brecksville Road, in Richfield, Ohio, right where the Ohio Turnpike (I-80) and I-77 interchange is located. If you can make it for the morning service, please plan to stay for dinner with us following the morning service.


7 Aug 13

Great Time at the Fair
      I had a great time at the Medina County Fair last week at the Amazing Grace Mission booth. Got to meet a several listeners as well as some old friends and relatives, and, best of all, got to talk to a number of people about the Lord. This week I will be at the Cuyahoga County Fair Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from about noon until 3:00 pm.
      We use several means to get people to stop, talk, and think about their soul, with the hope of sharing the gospel with them and getting them to trust Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. One of my favorites is the "See Three Things God Cannot Do" board. On it are three doors designed to get people's attention.
      In case you are wondering, here are the three things God cannot do:
(1) God cannot lie
      In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; (Titus 1:2)
(2) God cannot change
      "For I am the LORD, I change not... (Malachi 3:6)"
(3) God cannot allow anyone into heaven unless they have been born again
      "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. (John 3:3)"
      We also debuted our new gospel bird at the Medina County Fair:

      It is an origami bird with a gospel message.
      If you already know how to fold the bird, you can download a PDF template here. For those of you who do not know how to fold the bird, I hope to upload video instructions on how to fold the bird or possibly link to a web page that shows how to fold it in the near future.


22 Jul 13

With Unwashed Hands
      It was a real blessing to have Darrell and Joanie Bolton on the radio with me last night (see 20 Jul 13 entry below). We started out talking about their backgrounds and how they happened to be in South Asia where Darrell suffered a medical emergency. From there we spent a few minutes discussing what happened and how they dealt with the situation as the events played out. After that we spent the rest of the program talking about how God blessed, protected, and provided for them and about how God worked in their lives and in the lives of those around them during the midst of incredible trials.
      One of the most moving and inspiring parts of the interview was when I asked Darrell and Joanie what they would like to do or say to the doctor that was responsible for so much of their pain and suffering and who nearly, not for lack of trying, killed Darrell. It was amazing to hear both of them say, with Christ-like love and compassion in their voices, that they would like to tell the doctor about the God of the Bible who enabled Darrell to survive his ordeal and then share the gospel with him that he might have the opportunity to trust Jesus Christ as his Savior.
      If you missed the program or would like to listen to an mp3 recording of it, please click
here.
      If you would like to find out more about the Boltons or read their book, With Unwashed Hands, please click
here.


20 Jul 13

Program Note: Sunday, July 21
      On Sunday, July 21, I will be interviewing Darrell and Joanie Bolton during the first half of the program. We will be talking about their experiences that began on a short term missions trip in 2012. When Darrell suffered a medical emergency in a third world country, his background as a retired Air Force officer nearly cost him his life at the hands of vindictive doctor in a partially communist country.
      Their story is a stunning testimony to God's grace, provision, and protection in a time of unimaginable stress, uncertainty, and grief as the Boltons learned to rely upon God and God's people during their trial of faith. Darrell's survival is a true medical miracle and Joanie's testimony under fire is truly inspiring.
      After much urging by friends and family Joanie wrote about their experiences in her new book, With Unwashed Hands.
      Be sure to tune in Sunday night at 11:00 AM Eastern to hear their story!


17 Jul 13

Prayer Requests
      One thing my wife and I learned as missionaries is that you can never have too many people praying for you. With that in mind, I would like to ask you to pray for my wife, Kim, and me, our local church, Richfield Bible Baptist Church, and this radio ministry. Whether it is just a one-time prayer as you read this or whether you make it an on going matter of prayer for us, we would sure appreciate it. After all, "...The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16).       Most churches with a radio ministry already have by default a prayer support team in the hundreds or even thousands just by virtue of their church membership. Unfortunately, as one of the smallest churches on the radio, we can't say that. It would be a stretch for us to say dozens. So, if you can, please add us to your prayer list. We would sure appreciate it.
      Please pray that God would provide Kim and me with the wisdom, discernment, and insight to understand and communicate God's Word effectively and the strength, energy, and health to do His Work
      Also, please pray that God would bless, build, and protect our church. Our small congregation currently meets in a local hotel conference room. While it meets our needs for now, we hope to one day out grow it and move into our own building or rental space where we can meet anytime.
      And, please pray that God would bless and increase our radio ministry. God has enabled us to be on each Sunday night for one hour for nearly seven years now and for one-half hour every Friday afternoon for just over a year. By the grace of God, every program has been literally "Live with Pastor Al."
      We would love to increase both the frequency and the length of our broadcast times but that, of course, takes money. And, since each program, whether Friday or Sunday, currently costs us $150.00 to broadcast, we are currently stretched beyond our measure as a small church just keeping up with the cost of our current programming. In fact, if it were not for the extra help of our sponsors over the years, and the occasional gifts of God's people, we not have been able to remain on the air as long as we have.
      Since we do not want to spend all our time on the air fund-raising, please pray that God will:
(1) Help our church to grow so that we will be able to directly fund our radio outreach ministry better;
(2) Raise up additional sponsors to help support our program on a regular basis;
(3) Lay it upon the hearts of interested individuals to provide occasional gifts of support in any amount, made out to: "Bible Baptist Church", for: "Radio Ministry".
      Thanks in advance for your prayers. May God bless you richly for it.

      Our mailing address is:

Richfield Bible Baptist Church
P.O. Box 452
Richfield, Ohio 44286


16 Jul 13

I can see it now: Tweet 12 Hail Mary's and post one Our Father..."
      I recently found the following article online.
      Vatican offers 'time off purgatory' to followers of Pope Francis tweets
      "Papal court handling pardons for sins says contrite Catholics may win 'indulgences' by following World Youth Day on Twitter"
      "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.(John 3:14-18)"
      Don't see purgatory there...
      "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:13)"
      Don't see purgatory there either...
      "And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. (1 John 5:11-13)"
      Still no purgatory...
      "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. (1 Peter 1:18-21)"
      Nope, no purgatory...
      Maybe that's because they are, "Making the word of God of none effect through [their] tradition... (Mark 7:13)"


11 Jul 13

Changes to the Website
      I've done a little rearranging of the website. Several items that were in the right-hand column have been relocated into the left-hand column. In addition, a new section, Read Pastor Al's Articles...
has been added to the right-hand column.
      This new section links to a number of articles that I have written over the years and posted to my other website, Pastoral Guidance Suggested. I am looking at gradually phasing out that website and merging it with this website.



26 Jun 13

I fear for the future of my country...
Supreme Court hands double win to gay marriage backers
      "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. (Isaiah 5:20-24)"

Does the Bible predict a coming war between Israel and Syria? The Iranians do...
Iran: Commander Of Basij Militia Says Civil War In Syria Will End With Annihilation of Israel
      See also: Putin and Obama Cross Swords on Syria. What Next?

The destruction of Damascus/Syria...
      "The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid. The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts. And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean. (Isaiah 17:1-4)"
      Despite the fact that scholars and commentators claim that this prophecy was fulfilled when the Assyrians conquered Syria, Damascus has never been "taken away from being a city" and become "a ruinous heap." It did not happen when the Babylonians captured Damascus and defeated Syria either. Neither did it happen when the Medes and Persians, the Greeks, the Romans, or anyone else attacked Syria. In fact, Damascus is recognized as one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in the world. The Assyrians may have partially fulfilled this prophecy but they did not completely fulfill it. To claim they did is to ignore history and violate a basic principle of Bible interpretation that if a prophesied event has not been fulfilled completely in the past, it must yet be a future event.
      So, if the destruction of Damascus and Syria is yet future, then the part of Isaiah's prophecy declaring that "[t]he fortress also shall cease from Ephraim" and "the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean" cannot refer to the destruction of the northern kingdom of Israel by the Assyrians either. It must also be future. Furthermore, it may be that Isaiah is not telling us that Syria and Israel suffer at the hands of a common enemy as is commonly taught. Instead, it may be actually saying that Syria and Israel suffer at the hands of each other in a future military conflict. Consequently, in the event of regional war where Israel is forced to go nuclear it is easy to see how Damascus could be "taken away from being a city, and...be a ruinous heap" and the "kingdom" cease "from Damascus" and "[t]he cities of Aroer are forsaken" while Israel suffers tremendous military and civilian losses, just as Isaiah predicts.
      (Taken from my book, The Coming Arab-Israeli Nuclear War; Setting the Stage for the Rise of the Antichrist and the Ezekiel 38 Invasion of Israel.)


25 Jun 13

The incredible information storage capacity of DNA points to the necessity of a Creator...
      "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. (Psalms 139:14-16)"


24 Jun 13

Two Things Every American Should Know How To Use:

      The Bible should show more signs of use than the gun. After all, if Bibles were used more in America then guns would not need to be used as much.


5 Jun 13

The Boy Scouts & Homosexuals
      We had quite a busy discussion last Sunday on the recent decision of the Boy Scouts of America to allow open homosexuals to join the Boy Scouts. (See: Baptists plan exodus from Boy Scouts
      Some of the concerns we discussed had to do with:

1. Sleeping arrangements (You wouldn't put a teenage heterosexual boy in the same tent with a teenage girl, so why would you put a teenage homosexual boy in the same tent as a teenage boy?)

2. Potential for legal challenges and lawsuits against churches who do not allow homosexuals to join, serve on staff, or use their facilities but do sponsor or allow Boy Scout groups.

3. Even if a particular Boy Scout troop does not allow homosexual members, what happens at camps, jamborees, or other functions where they are in contact with those who do?

4. What about alternative organizations are there for churches who end their affiliation with the Boy Scouts?
      Oh, and in the interests of full disclosure, I was never a Boy Scout, a Cub Scout, or a Scout Leader, although I did work a couple of summers at a Girl Scout camp. I was a member of 4-H instead.


22 May 13

Fake Psychics & Fraudulent Faith Healers
      Over the last couple of weeks I dealt with fake psychics and fraudulent faith healers on both the Friday and Sunday programs. Those programs are now available online as a complete series:

Fake Psychics & Fraudulent Faith Healers Series:
Part 0ne - 10 May 13
Part Two - 12 May 13
Part Three - 17 May 13
Part Four - 19 May 13


13 May 13

The Prophets Prophesy Falsely...and My People Love to Have It So
      The amazing escape and rescue of three young Cleveland women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight last week from years of bondage and abuse in a house of horrors prompted me to look into the phenomena of fake psychics and sham faith healers on my last two radio shows. In addition to pointing out many tricks of the trade common to both, I also pointed out how this man in Cleveland kept those young women in physical bondage for his own evil, selfish purposes, these fake psychics and shame faith healers keep many in emotional and spiritual bondage for their own evil, selfish purposes.
      On Friday I reviewed a transcript of a 17 Nov 04 Montel Williams program. On the program Amanda Berry's mother, Louwana Miller, sought the aid of the renowned psychic, Sylvia Browne, in hopes of finding her missing daughter. In my discussion of Browne's performance, I pointed out some of the trickery and manipulation used by Browne as she spoke with Amanda's mother.
      On the following Sunday I reviewed the Sylvia Browne/Louwana Miller appearance on the Montel Williams program and then moved onto a warning about fakes and charlatans who, masquerading as faith healers and men and women of God, deceive and con people for their own evil, selfish purposes as well. All in the name of Jesus, of course.
      Rather than attempt to sum up the contents of the last Friday and Sunday programs in this short space, let me encourage you to listen to them. Also, let me provide a few links to some articles that will help you better understand the problem.

1. The Tricks
2. Surefire Tips and Tricks to Convince People You Have Psychic Powers
3. Learn Psychic Cold Reading
3. Exposing the Faith Healers
3. Learn Psychic Cold Reading
3. Peter Popoff: Back to His Old Tricks!
3. Benny Hinn Trick Exposed!
3. Ex-Faith Healer Mark Haville Explains The Tricks of the Fake Faith Healing Trade
3. How Psychics Play the Odds and Still Lose
      So, as one of our caller's asked, how can we guard against being deceived by these charlatans? Well, the Word of God provides the answer:
"But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Timothy 3:13-17)"

"I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. (2 Timothy 4:1-4)"

"And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. (Isaiah 8:19-20)"

"And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him. (Deuteronomy 18:21-22)"

      Here's a couple of videos that you might find interesting and enlightening as well:


2 May 13

Today Is the National Day of Prayer
      "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)"

Freedom Under Attack ... By the Department of Defense?
      Christians are being pushed down the reverse path of homosexuals in the military; from openly serving to "don't ask don't tell" to not allowed to serve. This is just another part of the Obama administration's efforts to purge Christians from the military.
      Notice a common theme in the following articles?

1. MILITARY WARNED 'EVANGELICALS' NO. 1 THREAT: "Christians targeted ahead of Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaida, KKK"
2. Defense Department blocks Baptist website, calls content 'hostile': "The blocking comes just weeks after Army personnel cited Roman Catholics and evangelical Christians as possible examples of extremists."
3. Pentagon Confirms May Court Martial Soldiers Who Share Christian Faith.: "This regulation would severely limit expressions of faith in the military, even on a one-to-one basis between close friends."
      Will the last Christian to leave the military please turn out the light... Wait a minute, when the last Christian leaves the military, the light will be put out!
     


23 Apr 13

The Welfare Psalm

1. The State is my shepherd; I shall not work.
2. He maketh me to lie down in Section 8 housing: he leadeth me beside the still factories.
3. He requireth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of entitlements for his power's sake.
4. Yea, though I walk through the valley of unemployment, I will fear no job: For thou art with me; thy welfare payments and thy food stamps they comfort me.
5. Thou preparest a bailout for me in the presence of mine creditors, thou affirmiest my sloth with excuses; my credit runneth over.
6. Surely taxing and spending shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the poor forever.


12 Apr 13
Extremism & Extremist Organizations
      Last Sunday I talked about a United States Army briefing that was conducted by an Army Reserve unit in Pennsylvania.
      The briefing, Extremism & Extremist Organizations, identifies "Evangelical Christianity" at the top of its list of "Religious Extremism." Consequently, according to earlier parts of the briefing, Evangelical Christianity's "goals are inconsistent with the Army's goals, beliefs and values with regard to equal opportunity" and therefore soldiers can potentially be prohibited from attending evangelical Christian church services and activities, participating in Evangelical church fund raising activities, inviting people to an Evangelical Christian church, teaching or preaching at an Evangelical Christian church, helping start, organize, or lead an Evangelical Christian church, or give out Bible tracts or other literature for an Evangelical Christian church.
      Another disconcerting aspect of the briefing is that it readily identifies "Evangelical Christianity," "Ultra-Orthodox[Judaism]," and "Catholicism" as "Religious Extremism" while not identifying Islam as such. Yes, it does mention some Islamic groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Quaeda, and Hamas, but that would be like mentioning Independent Fundamental Baptists, Bible Churches, or the Southern Baptist Convention instead of "Evangelical Christianity."
      Unfortunately, our country and its armed forces are moving further and further away from God and His Word. This briefing, and the policies it promotes, will be used in the future to deny promotions to Bible-believing Christians serving in the United States military, prevent them from becoming senior officers and NCO's, and eventually to push them out of the military.
      We need to pray that this policy be exposed and urge our elected officials to protect our Constitutional rights and overturn it!


4 Apr 13
Program Note: I will be on air Friday, April 5, from 1-2 PM
      I will be filling in on the radio for Pastor John Lutz (North Coast Baptist Church) on Friday, April 5, from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM. Following a short commercial break I will be back on for our regular Friday program from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM.
      Pastor Lutz, along with Bruce Musselman, will be attending the Ohio Christian Alliance Policy Briefing luncheon in Fairlawn on Friday. Pastor Lutz will be back next week. In the meantime, please join me for the whole hour on AM 1220 WHKW with your questions about the Bible and current events in light of God's Word.


1 Apr 13
Yes, I confess! I plead guilty to calling people back...
      President Obama was treated to an Easter sermon Sunday by Luis Leon at St. John's Episcopal Church in DC. Rev. Leon ranted, "It drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are always calling people back..."
      Well, speaking as a member of the much feared religious right, though certainly not a "captain" (I was a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force though), I must confess to calling people back... Back to God... Back to the Bible... Back to church... Back to Biblical morality... Back to righteous living... Back to holiness... Yes, I stand guilty to calling people back...


20 Mar 13
Free E-Book
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Will the Real Saint Patrick Please Stand Up
      Last Sunday I provided a bit of information regarding the real Patrick of Ireland. Patrick, whose original name was Succat, was born sometime around 360-390 AD near Dumbarton, Scotland. His family was a part of what was essentially a Baptist church where his father, Calpunis, was a deacon and his grandfather a pastor. At about 16 Patrick was kidnapped and sold to an Irish chieftain as a slave. Patrick trusted Jesus Christ as his Saviour while serving as a slave in Ireland and later escaped back to Britain. God then called Patrick back to Ireland to preach the gospel and plant churches independent of, and unknown by, the Roman Catholic Church. Centuries later the Roman Catholic Church co-opted, corrupted, and covered up the real history of Patrick in order to pull the independent Irish churches into their sphere of control by turning the humble Bible-believing Patrick into St. Patrick.
      There is a lot more information available on who the real Patrick was. Here are a few links to some material available on line:

Ancient Writings:
  • The Confession of Saint Patrick

  • A Letter to the Soldiers of Coroticus

  • The Lorica of Patrick

  • The Hymn of St. Patrick, Teacher of the Irish
  • Recent Articles:

  • St. Patrick was a Baptist Preacher

  • St. Patrick A Baptist!

  • St. Patrick was a Baptist

  • Saint Patrick the 'Baptist'?


  • 9 Mar 13
    Special Guest Sunday!
          Dr. Douglas D. Stauffer, author of One Book Stands Alone & One Book One Authority, will be a guest on tomorrow's radio program, Late Night Live with Pastor Al, Sunday, March 10, at 11:00 PM (Eastern). The program airs on AM 1220 WHKW, and streams live on the station's website at whkwradio.com.
          We will be talking about Dr. Stauffer's new book, "One Book One Authority." This new book is an 888 page defense of the King James Bible and an exhaustive look at its history, background, language, and vocabulary. Rather than a rewrite to "One Book Stands Alone", Stauffer's new book is an exhaustive companion volume twice the size of the previous work.


    2 Mar 13
    Special Programs last Friday!
          Normally our Friday afternoon program is only a half hour, 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM. Yesterday, however, we had the whole hour from 1:00-2:00 PM -- sort of. Pastor John Lutz, who does a Bible study on For the Cause of Christ, each Friday at 1:00 PM, and I combined our two half-hour programs. I was his guest on For the Cause of Christ and he was my guest on Live with Pastor Al.
          The combined programs came about as a result of a short discussion we had a week ago Friday regarding a billboard along I-71 in Brunswick that says, "Homosexuality is sin...but Christ can set you free." The billboard is owned by the Southwest Baptist Church in Brunswick, Ohio, and sits on their property, which abuts the highway. It has caused quite a stir and was even featured on Channel 19 Action News.
          Both Pastor Lutz and I wanted to interview the pastor of Southwest Baptist Church, Pastor Greg Davis*, on our respective programs but that did not work out. However, since we both had a desire to use the billboard as a springboard to a larger discussion concerning homosexuality**, we came up with the idea of combining our programs in order to give more time to the issue while avoiding too much overlap and duplication of discussion.
          The two programs are now uploaded and can be heard by clicking on the following links:

    For the Cause of Christ, 1 Mar 13
    Live with Pastor Al, 1 Mar 12
          They can also be found in the Listen to a Live with Pastor Al favorite section at the right.
          Please click on Southwest Baptist Church for Pastor Greg Davis' message regarding homosexuality and the reason for their sign. Also, if you or someone you know is wondering about whether or not it is possible to successfully leave the homosexual lifestyle, please visit Exodus International on the web. Pastor Lutz and I may not agree with everything there, but we do agree that it is possible to be set free from the besetting sin of homosexuality.
          John 8:36 If the Son [Jesus Christ] therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

    *Note: In the interest of full disclosure I have to point out that Pastor Greg Davis and I are distant cousins. We are both descended from Noah's son Japheth...)

    **Note, too: Here's some of what the Bible says about homosexuality:

    Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

    Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

    1 Kings 14:24 And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

    Romans 1:24-27 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

    1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

    1 Timothy 1:8-11 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

    Jude 1:7-8 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.


    26 Feb 13
    A coincidence, I'm sure...
          Chuck Hagel has (sadly) been confirmed as the nation's new Defense Secretary. Unfortunately, he is far from qualified and his views on defense, Israel, Islam, and disarmament is distressing to say the least. (Chuck Hagel 2009: Recommends 1967 Borders for Israel - Sends US Soldiers into Gaza: A Jihadi's Dream Still, it is yet more evidence that we live in the latter days as America declines as the world's greatest superpower ever.
          Is it a coincidence that the Midwest and Plains States have been wracked with blizzards, winter storms, and tornados lately? After all,

    Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

    Joel 3:1-2 For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. p> Jeremiah 12:14 Thus saith the LORD against all mine evil neighbours, that touch the inheritance which I have caused my people Israel to inherit; Behold, I will pluck them out of their land, and pluck out the house of Judah from among them.



    12 Feb 13
    February 12 is International Darwin Day! Please suspend all critical thinking until further notice...
          There is a bill, House Resolution 41, that was submitted to the United States Congress to recognize February 12, the birthday of Charles Darwin, as Darwin Day.
          Now, having studied evolution in depth while pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Wildlife Biology and minoring in Botany, at Colorado State University in the early 1980's I found an ironic juxtaposition of two reasons cited in HR 41. It would have been laughable were it not that this is an actual resolution introduced to in the United States House of Representatives.
          The first reason given in support of HR 41 is:

    Whereas Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by the mechanism of natural selection, together with the monumental amount of scientific evidence he compiled to support it, provides humanity with a logical and intellectually compelling explanation for the diversity of life on earth;
          A little further down, a fifth reason is given:
    Whereas the teaching of creationism in some public schools compromises the scientific and academic integrity of the United States education systems;
          Now here's the irony of putting these two reasons in the same resolution: Neither of them are true! While warning that creationism compromises scientific and academic integrity, HR 41 compromises scientific and academic integrity in order to "[recognize] the importance of science in the betterment of humanity."
          The truth of the matter is that natural selection has never been shown, either by Darwin or any one else, to change any one kind of organism into another. Darwin's famous finches are still finches. Likewise, England's famous peppered moths never ceased to be peppered moths. Irradiated fruit flies are still fruit flies.
          Furthermore, Darwin never compiled a "monumental amount of scientific evidence" to support his theory of evolution. In fact, Darwin himself addresses the lack of evidence in in his famous work, The Origin of Species, in particular in Chapter 6: Difficulties on Theory and Chapter 9: On the Imperfection of the Geological Record.
          Researchers since Darwin have likewise failed to amass a "monumental amount of scientific evidence" to support the theory of evolution. That's why Ernst Haeckel's fraudulent embryonic drawings depicting the evolutionary stages the human embryo goes through in its developement still show up in high school biology textbooks, despite Haeckel being tried and convicted of the fraud in 1915. That's why one of my professors at Colorado State University said of the evolutionary chart of the horse, "You all saw this in your high school biology textbooks. There's just one thing, it's false. We use it because it illustrates the principles we want to teach, AND WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING BETTER" (emphasis added). That's why Richard Goldschmidt's ridiculous hopeful monster theory, which essentially consists of a dinosaur laying an egg and a bird hatching out, was resurrected and main-streamed decades later by Stephen Jay Gould and others as Punctuated Equilibrium in order to explain the lack of transitional fossils.
          I could go on but I think you can now understand why I found some of the reasons in HR 41 ironic. After all, to suggest that creationism compromises scientific and academic integrity when evolutionists willfully mislead, lie, cover-up, and misrepresent, and knowingly presenting fraudulent material, because they don't have anything better, suggests that somebody's theory is seriously lacking. It also suggests that evolution is just as much of a faith based system as the creationism (though I would argue that creationism has a great deal more empirical evidence supporting it).
          Maybe that, too, explains why my senior level Forest Biology professor told us at the end of the semester, "I choose to believe in evolution because the only other alternative is special creation -- and I don't want to believe that."

          [For more information on evolution's fraudulent "proofs", check out the Evolution Hall of Shame or listen to my discussion of this subject on my Sunday, 10 February 2013 radio program.


    5 Feb 13
    Special Guest Alert: Dr. Douglas D. Stauffer, author of One Book Stands Alone & One Book One Authority
          Dr. Douglas Stauffer, will be a guest on my radio program, Live with Pastor Al, Friday, February 8, at 1:30 AM (Eastern). The program airs on AM 1220 WHKW, and streams live on the station's website at whkwradio.com.
          We will be talking about Dr. Stauffer's new book, "One Book One Authority," on Friday's program. This new book is an 888 page defense of the King James Bible and an exhaustive look at its history, background, language, and vocabulary. Rather than a rewrite to "One Book Stands Alone", Stauffer's new book is an exhaustive companion volume twice the size of the previous work.


    22 Jan 13
    If there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try.
          Today is the 40th anniversary of the infamous Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion throughout the United States. Since then, over 54.5 million babies have been aborted at various stages of development up to and including birth, in the case of partial-birth abortions, and post-birth, in the case of babies delivered alive after an abortion procedure and left to die in a bucket or tray.
          Ironically, President Obama made a stirring plea just last week to save children from the threat of gun violence. He implored, "...[I]f there's even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try."
          Now keep in mind, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, the number of gun related deaths of young people ages 0-19 in 2007 was:

          Suicides - 683
          Homicides - 2186
          Unintentional Injuries - 138
          Compare that to abortion figures based on 40 years of legalized abortion. According to the Centers for Disease Control there are 234 abortions per 1000 live births. This amounts to:
          1.2 million abortions per year
          3288 abortions per day
          137 abortions per hour
          1 abortion every 26 seconds

          Last week, reacting to the death of 20 students in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama pointed out that gun violence can deprive young people of the "fundamental set of rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," and called for drastic measures to curb our fundamental right to bear arms, a right explicitly guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. Unfortunately, this week there has been no reaction to the death of 54.5 million babies who have been deprived of their "fundamental set of rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," nor any calls to eliminate or at least strongly limit abortions.
          Now, I understand that President Obama, like many Americans, isn't sure when life begins. He has, after all, stated previously that the question of when life begins is "above my pay grade" and that it "is something that I have not come to a firm resolution on. I think it's very hard to know what that means, when life begins." So, let me pose the logical question, if you aren't sure when life begins, wouldn't it make sense to err on the side of caution? If you don't know for sure that life begins at conception, though both the Bible and biology are clear that it does, shouldn't you err on the side of life? As the President said, "[I]f there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try."
          Unless, of course, you have a political agenda that trumps the life of an unborn child.


    12 Jan 13
    Christianity, Guns and Self-Defense
          The Bible does not proscribe lethal force in the defense of our homes and families (Exodus 22:2, "If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.").
          However, it does proscribe vigilantism (Exodus 22:3, "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.").

          Innocence Betrayed
          Viewer discretion is advised. This is not an easy video to watch. Warning: Graphic Violence. This disturbing video clearly demonstrates the consequences of centralizing government power and disarming citizens. Genocide always follows, leaving millions of innocent victims dead.


    10 Jan 13
    A Cosmic Puzzle
          Astronomers do not know what to make of or how to explain the origins of a ring of dwarf galaxies circling the M31 Andromeda Galaxy. The discovery of a this ring of dwarf galaxies is proof once again of the truth of Psalms 19:1-3, "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard."


    1 Jan 13
    Happy New Year!
          Here's to 2013 and the hope and opportunities that God has for us in the new year. May God bless and keep you.


    20 Dec 12
    Mayan Apocalypse or Major Nonsense?
          The world's not going to come to an end on Friday, December 21 -- we have at least 1007 years to go. But, since I'll be on the radio Friday afternoon, it would make for a great program if it did. Why, I could describe the super volcano erupting in the parking lot as it happens and provide a great public service by warning my listeners to put on their tin foil hats as Nibiru streaks across the sky so that Planet X doesn't put strange ideas in their heads!
          Unfortunately, my program would probably be cut short by a super Typhoon sweeping off Lake Erie and taking out the station's antenna. Or, worse yet, when the combined gravitational forces of all the planets in our solar system line up with the super-massive black hole, Sagittarius A, at the center of the Milky Way galaxy the studio might be sucked into an alternate left wing p-brane where Air America rules (shudder!).
          Hmmm, now that I think about it, maybe I better take some superstrings and few Planck lengths and make an 11 dimensional raft to ride it all out. That's unless somebody has a better theory...


    13 Dec 12
    Post-Christian America
          Surveys indicate that the religiously unaffiliated make up about 20% of the US population. They are mostly young adults who gravitate towards liberal positions in general and the Democrat Party in particular. They tend to favor same sex marriage and special rights for homosexuals, abortion rights, and don't believe that it is important for the president to have strong religious beliefs. The religiously unaffiliated help swing the vote and they are helping to swing the culture further away from God and His Word.


    6 Dec 12
    Ever wonder what the world looks like at night?

         

          For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
          (Psalms 18:28)


    1 Dec 12
    Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry "Holiday"?
          Well, it's December. Time to chop down the old Christmas tree and replace it with the new, politically correct, Holiday tree.
          Check out this exchange between Bill O'Reilly and "progressive" Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chaffee:

          While you're at it, take a look at these two blog posts as well: Holiday trees in Rhode Island and What holiday does a holiday tree celebrate?
          So just what holiday does the "Holiday Tree" represent? Thanksgiving? Hanukkah? Kwanzaa? New Year's?