Thursday, August 9, 2012

Standing up for the Truth.

Tom's Journal.

I hope that I am not taking any liberties, or jumping the gun, but I felt great need in re-posting a message from FB from my old pastor, Jerry Beaver, who moved to New Mexico to pastor there, and who drafted a fine statement of hope and love -- above all, taking a courageous STAND on the true sexuality of humans-- amid an unrighteous, wicked, fallen world, owned by STD [Satan].  And as for various 'pastors' this will 'separate the men from the boys' and go on record before men and God. 

Pray that Pastor Jerry Beaver, and his family, are thriving and doing well in every way.  PTL.

Tommy S

Disabled Vietnam Veteran: 68-70
Retired Chrysler worker:  30.5 years of hard work, [but some play-- love MOTORCYCLES, and ROTTWEILERS!].  All praise to our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ.

Met with several pastors from the area this week. I was chosen to draft a half page article for the paper. Then some local pastors attached their names to it and their churches stand on the issue of human sexuality. I am glad TBC bylaws are very clear on the issue. I was impressed with some pastors who I thought to be more liberal took a stand for the issue. I was unimpressed with some pastors with churches that claim to stand for truth, but the pastors wanted to remain silent on this issue. Here is the ad that will run. A Message of Hope and Healing from Local Pastors

In response to the upcoming Roswell Pride event on Saturday August 11th, at the Hope Amphitheater, some pastors and clergy of Roswell, NM felt the need to define our Biblical position concerning human sexuality. God created humanity for His glory (Genesis 1:26, 2:7), God gave sexuality and marriage as a means of companionship, procreation, and an incubator for the family. God gave definitive roles to men and women that are to be preserved. We believe that God has commanded that no sexual activity should be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman, therefore, anything outside these boundaries is considered sinful from Gods Word. (Gen. 2:24; Gen. 19:5-7,13; Lev. 18:1-30; Rom. 1:26-29; I Cor. 5:1; 6:9; I Thess. 4:1-8; Heb. 13:4).
With the spirit of love for Christ and people, we promote the message of hope and healing through Jesus Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection for the forgiveness and power over sin. Our message is not a message of hate, but of truth and love. We believe that there is power over sinful conduct, through Christ, for those who will seek it.
We will meet together on Saturday morning at 10:00am at the Wool Bowl parking lot and pray for the souls of those in bondage to this unbiblical lifestyle. It is our desire that those who do go out in opposition at this event will do so with courage and a Christ-like spirit, standing firm for the faith that was once delivered to the saints. Just like the Biblical account of the woman who was taken in the act of adultery, we do not cast stones, but we stand for God’s truth, which was Jesus’ message to this woman in John 8:11, “. . . go, and sin no more.”
The theme of this pride event is “Hate is easy, but love takes courage.”Our response to that is we believe it takes courage for Christians to give out the truth in love: “But speaking the truth in love. . .” (Ephesians 4:15) “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)
Pastor Jerry W. Beaver (Tabernacle Baptist Church)
Pastor Troy Smothermon (Church on the Move)
Pastor Bill Whitehead (Roswell Baptist Church)
Pastor Dan Holt (Victory Baptist Church)
Pastor Don Johnson (Bykota Baptist Church)
Pastor Ernie Amador (Hispanic Bible Baptist Church)
Pastor Vaughn (First Church of the Nazarene)
Pastor Randy Elftman (Central Church of the Nazarene)
Pastor Hector Torres (Neighbor Church of the Nazarene)
Pastor Christopher Mullennix (Calvary Baptist Church)
Pastor Melvin Suttle (Roswell First Assembly of God)
Pastor Richard Gorham (Ware Tabernacle Baptist Church)
Pastor Landjur Abukusumo (Washington Chapel Christian Worship Center)
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  • You and 9 others like this.
    • Sue Carrasco Praying for all the Pastor who are listed - joining them in prayer against sin!!!
      43 minutes ago · · 1
    • Sue Carrasco Had to share this Pastor! Hoping others will pray in agreement and pray for the Pastors who are willing to take a stand for God!!!
      35 minutes ago · · 1
    • Tom Schuckman Hello Pastor Beaver, I think your draft was very well built on solid Scripture [as always] and well thought out -- with love and balance. Please allow me to post this on my humble Blog, so that others may benefit: TOM'S JOURNAL. Yes, It takes guts and courage to stand up for the Truth of the Bible, and we cannot be 'friends of the world" -- [James 4:4]. I hope and pray that you and your family are doing well. Please be advised: I re-married, to a beautiful Christian lady, and now live in Iron Mountain, MI 49801-- and trying to sell my humble hovel in U.G.- WI.... please pray for God to help me do the right thing. We have been attending a local Baptist church U.P. here and love it!! --Cordially, Tommy Schuckman--
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