Daniel Whyte III, Who Warned Liberty University Leadership to ‘Forcibly’ Shut Down Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Graduation Party at His Farm, Says Glory Be to God! Jerry Falwell Jr. Cancels Liberty University Graduation Party – “The Party Is Over”


Jerry Falwell Jr. speaks at the 2nd Annual Turning Point USA Winter Gala at the Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, on Dec. 18, 2019. Photo by Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons

Jerry Falwell Jr. speaks at the 2nd Annual Turning Point USA Winter Gala at the Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, on Dec. 18, 2019. Photo by Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons

This is what Daniel Whyte III wrote on Thursday, April 30:

This Is Not Good; Parents Will Start Pulling Their Students From Liberty University if This Is Allowed to Go on: Jerry Falwell Jr. Invites Liberty Students to ‘real’ Graduation Party at His Farm Despite Lawsuit and Scandals; Daniel Whyte III, Who Is a Proud Parent of 7 Liberty University Graduates and Students Says That if the President Jerry Prevo and Chairman of the Board Allen McFarland Do Not Forcibly Do Everything in Their Power to Stop This So-called Graduation Party From Happening, Liberty University Will Be Destroyed by the Very President They Fired Because of the Evil and the Hypocrisy That Jerry Falwell Jr. And His Wife Becki Have Done Before God Which Includes Adultery, the Watching of Adultery, Homosexuality, Swinging, Lusting After Students, Taking Pictures With Students and Assistants in Sexually Suggestive Ways, and on and on


(RNS) — The party is over.

Former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. has reportedly canceled a graduation party he planned to host Saturday (May 8) on his family farm, which, during a spontaneous appearance at an event last week, he called the “real Liberty graduation.”

The cancelation comes after Falwell reportedly was hospitalized over the weekend for testing related to the blood clots in his lungs he was diagnosed with last year.

“As a result, we regrettably must cancel the picnic this weekend,” he said in a statement his wife Becki Falwell provided Monday to local Lynchburg, Virginia, news station ABC13 News.

Falwell had announced the party onstage at an outdoor comedy show that was attended by Liberty students.

He later told Religion News Service he was joking about the party being the “real” Liberty graduation and called the event “my way of saying thank you” to students at the evangelical Christian school, who, he said, have supported him through the past year.

He did not comment on plans for the party at the time, though his latest statement characterizes it as a picnic.

Falwell resigned last year from Liberty — which was founded by his late father, the Rev. Jerry Falwell Sr. — as he weathered a series of controversies, including a questionable post on social media he claimed was “meant in good fun.” He also faced allegations that he and Becki Falwell had a yearslong sexual relationship with a business associate, which the Falwells have disputed.

He told RNS last week the party was on as long as his health didn’t take a turn, noting he has been receiving treatment for blood clots in his lungs, something he has said his mother also battled.

But, his statement to ABC13 News reads, “Unfortunately, this weekend I encountered another bout of symptoms resulting from the respiratory emboli that were first diagnosed last year. For the fourth time this year I was admitted to the hospital for a series of tests to address my labored breathing and other effects of the emboli.”

Falwell said in the statement that canceling the party was “a major disappointment to us since we wanted to celebrate the success of the graduating students and show them our appreciation.

“To them, our entire family extends our sincere congratulations and fond farewell,” he added.

Source: Emily McFarlan Miller, Religion News Service

This Is Not Good; Parents Will Start Pulling Their Students From Liberty University if This Is Allowed to Go on: Jerry Falwell Jr. Invites Liberty Students to ‘real’ Graduation Party at His Farm Despite Lawsuit and Scandals; Daniel Whyte III, Who Is a Proud Parent of 7 Liberty University Graduates and Students Says That if the President Jerry Prevo and Chairman of the Board Allen McFarland Do Not Forcibly Do Everything in Their Power to Stop This So-called Graduation Party From Happening, Liberty University Will Be Destroyed by the Very President They Fired Because of the Evil and the Hypocrisy That Jerry Falwell Jr. And His Wife Becki Have Done Before God Which Includes Adultery, the Watching of Adultery, Homosexuality, Swinging, Lusting After Students, Taking Pictures With Students and Assistants in Sexually Suggestive Ways, and on and on

(RNS) — Former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., who left the school last year in the wake of multiple scandals, made an appearance at a gathering that included students over the weekend where he invited attendees to the “real Liberty graduation” at his own house next month.

Religion News Service has obtained footage of the moment that matches a shorter video circulating on Twitter claiming to show Falwell’s invitation.

In the videos, Falwell, who resigned in 2020 as president and chancellor of the evangelical school, can be seen standing on an outdoor stage beneath handmade signs that include a cross, as a crowd attending what several people have identified as a comedy show look on. Holding a microphone, Falwell invites seniors to an event at “our farm” on May 8, saying, “We’re going to have the real Liberty graduation.”

“If you’re not a senior but you’re dating one, you can come, too,” he added, according to the video obtained by RNS.

In the longer video, Falwell said he and his wife, Becki Falwell, were out to dinner when they heard from their daughter, a junior at Liberty, that she was at the show. He had only come to extend the invitation, he said.

He noted his daughter was “probably so pissed at me right now” and encouraged students to spread the word “as fast as you can” about the event on social media.

“We gotta move quickly,” he said.

Reached by RNS on Friday (April 30), Falwell said he was joking about the party being the “real” Liberty graduation. The planned event at his 500-acre farm, where his family has lived for 33 years, is “my way of saying thank you” to the students, who he said have supported him through the past year of controversy.

“I just want to thank the students because they’ve shown me so much love through all this ordeal. Everywhere I go, they’re so forgiving. They’re so loving. And I want to reciprocate by having them out to my farm,” he said.

He said the party is on as long as his health doesn’t take a turn, noting he has been receiving treatment for blood clots, something his mother also battled. He did not comment on plans for the party.

Asked about those who have questioned whether it is appropriate for the former president of the university to host such a party, Falwell said, “I live right here, and I’ve got a big farm, and I got a bunch of students that I love and that love me, and I’m going to do it.

“I don’t care whether anybody likes it or not,” he said, laughing.

The reaction from the student body is not immediately clear. In one video, an onlooker can be heard whispering excitedly as Falwell makes the announcement, saying, “Let’s go.”

But Save71, an alumni group that has been critical of the former university president, expressed concerns about Falwell’s behavior, given past scandals involving him and his wife.

“Leaders of a university are obligated to do their best to protect students, but Liberty’s leaders have not investigated or even acknowledged allegations of sexually predatory behavior by the Falwells,” said Dustin Wahl, cofounder of Save71.

“Now Jerry Falwell Jr. is taking advantage of their inaction.”

Liberty University officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

Falwell has appeared at some recent events on Liberty’s campus, although he has since tweeted that he and Becki Falwell have been banned from campus.

He also has reappeared on social media recently after a hiatus.

Falwell had been silent while receiving medical treatment for his blood clots, he told RNS, which has included blood thinners and a trip to a New York University hospital at the advice of a doctor he said was introduced to him by conservative talk show host Sean Hannity.

But, he said, “I’m slowly getting better, and I’m ready to fight again.”

Falwell caused controversy last August by briefly posting a photo on Instagram of himself with his arm around a woman who is not his wife, their pants unzipped and midriffs bared. Though Falwell said the photo was meant “in good fun” and was taken at a costume party while on vacation, he soon took an indefinite leave of absence and later resigned.

He has faced allegations that he and Becki Falwell had a yearslong sexual relationship with a business associate, which the Falwells have disputed.

Politico also has reported allegations by a former Liberty student, who claimed he had a sexual encounter with Becki Falwell — who the student described as “the aggressor” after she allegedly continued to pursue him later — while staying at the Falwell home after band practice with the Falwells’ eldest son in 2008. Jerry and Becki Falwell responded at the time by calling the allegations “false and mean spirited lies.”

Jerry Falwell Jr., is currently being sued by the school he once ran, with Liberty’s lawyers demanding $10 million from him, citing conspiracy and breach of contract involving the recent scandals.

Falwell told RNS it was “evil what some of these people at Liberty are doing just to try to grab power.” At age 59, he said, he’s done his work and is fine if that happens.

“But the world needs to know I didn’t do anything wrong. The world needs to know it’s just a power grab,” he said.

“And I’ll probably tell that to the students.”

Source: Emily McFarlan Miller, Jack Jenkins, Religion News Service

Thank You, Bezos and Amazon: Amazon Won’t Stop Selling the Book ‘Irreversible Damage: the Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters’


Amazon will continue to sell a controversial book slammed by some critics as “full of misinformation” and with the “potential to hurts transgender youth” — despite an internal complaint filed by a group of employees.

According to The Seattle Times, last month dozens of employees backed a complaint arguing that the book “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters” violated the company’s policy against selling titles “that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness.”

Leaders of the company’s LGBTQ affinity group — Glamazon — also urged the tech giant to stop selling the book, according to Slack messages viewed by the paper.

“As a proud Amazonian and a queer person, I invite Amazon to do the right thing and remove this book from our offerings globally,” an employee wrote in the initial complaint.

The book, written by Wall Street Journal opinion columnist Abigail Shrier and released in June, 2020, suggests that transgender youth “are not truly transgender, but rather just confused,” according to Dr. Jack Turban, an adolescent psychiatry fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Writing for Psychology Today in December, Turban slammed the book as “full of irresponsible journalistic practices and outright falsehoods.”

“Abigail Shrier’s essential book will help you understand what the trans craze is and how you can inoculate your child against it — or how to retrieve her from this dangerous path,” a description of the book on Amazon reads.

The book’s central premise is that transgender youth are being rushed into gender-affirming health care, which is something they will later regret, according to Turban.

Last year, Turban served as the lead author in a study that found that transgender adults who had access to pubertal suppression treatment during adolescence had lower risks of suicidal thoughts during their lifetime.

The results seemed to confirm previous evidence that offering gender-affirming medical care for transgender youth can lead to a lifetime improvement of mental health for transgender adults.

The study, published on Jan. 23, 2020, provided “evidence in the context of lingering questions among some health care professionals and in the general public about the purpose and mental health implications of pubertal suppression,” Dr. Alex Keuroghlian, the study’s senior author, told the Daily News at the time.

“Irreversible Damage” has been pulled off Target’s online bookstore twice. The first time was in November 2020. However, after conservative commentators slammed the move as “spineless,“ the retailer started selling the book again “to offer a broad assortment for our guests.”

The book was “suddenly gone” again from the online store in February, according to a tweet by the author.

Earlier this year, Amazon announced it would no longer sell books framing LGBTQ identities as mental illnesses.

The announcement came after four GOP senators — Marco Rubio (Fl.), Mike Lee (Utah), Mike Braun (Ind.) and Josh Hawley (Miss.) — wrote a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos protesting against the company’s “censorship of conservative books and assault on free speech.”

The four lawmakers questioned the retailer’s decision to remove the book “When Harry Became Sally” from the Amazon website, Kindle, and Audible platforms — which they saw as “an assault on free speech that carries weighty implications for the future of open discourse in the digital age,” and they requested some answers about the retailer’s decision.

Amazon’s VP of public policy Brian Huseman sent the senators a response letter explaining that the company provides its customers with a variety of books, including some that some customers may find objectionable.

However, Huseman continued, “we have chosen not to sell books that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness,” he said, using the acronym that includes any other gender or sexual identity.

“We reserve the right not to sell certain content,” he wrote. “All retailers make decisions about what selection they choose to offer, as do we.”

According to The Seattle Times, late last month, Amazon’s director of book content risk and quality posted the company’s decision to continue selling “Irrevestible Damage.”

“Amazon has an internal process for evaluating the appropriateness of books and we have shared your feedback,” the director wrote on April 23. “In this case, the process included gathering feedback from Glamazon board members and the Books Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team. After examining the content of the book in detail and calibrating with senior leadership, we have confirmed that it does not violate our content policy.”

According to Slack messages shared with members of the Glamazon group, one board member said that, “We were consulted. We told them [the book is] transphobic and needs to be removed.”

Earlier this year, more than 200 people sent a letter to the Ottawa Public Library in Canada protesting the “transphobic book.”

Elm Klemic, a parent of four, told CTV News Ottawa that their “six-year-old has told us since age three that they’re not a boy or a girl and they present themselves as pretty gender non-conforming.”

“As somebody who identifies within the trans spectrum and as somebody who has a trans child as well, it hit close to home and I was really outraged about it,” Klemic said. “The main theory in this book is that trans youth don’t know themselves, and can’t, shouldn’t be allowed to transition.”

Source: New York Daily News

Join Dr. Tony Evans April 29-30 for a Powerful Time of Equipping and Training at the 2021 Virtual Kingdom Leaders Summit


The Kingdom Leaders Summit 2021 is a virtual experience geared toward pastors, pastors’ wives, church leaders, and ministry teams. Join host Dr. Tony Evans Thursday, April 29th and Friday, April 30th for a powerful and refreshing time of equipping and training.
Summit keynote speakers include Dr. Tony Evans, Dr. Darrell L. Bock, and Rev. James T. Meeks with special appearances by Chrystal Hurst, Priscilla Shirer, Jonathan Evans, Dr. Conway Edwards, Matt Chandler and Ramesh Richards. Musical guests are Anthony Edwards and Jonathan McReynolds.
Click here to sign up to register for FREE. Registration for the general sessions is free, and a conference fee of $65 is required to access and attend over 50 breakout sessions. Special breakouts for Pastors’ Wives and Women in Ministry are included.
(Note: Breakout sessions are free to KAP partners and their wives. Learn more about becoming a Kingdom Agenda Pastor here.)
This event is hosted by Kingdom Agenda Pastors and The Urban Alternative. For more information about the Kingdom Leaders Summit, visit www.Kap2021.com.

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the most respected pastors in America. The first African American to graduate with a doctoral degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, he has served as the senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship for over 40 years. Dr. Evans is also president of the Urban Alternative, a ministry that promotes spiritual renewal in America through the church. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 1,400 stations throughout the world and is also broadcast on television. Along with being founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas and founder and president of The Urban Alternative, Dr. Evans is former chaplain of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and present chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. Dr. Evans holds the unique honor of being the first African American to publish a complete commentary and study Bible. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

For more information about Dr. Tony Evans, visit www.TonyEvans.org.

Join Dr. Tony Evans April 29-30 for a Powerful Time of Equipping and Training at the 2021 Virtual Kingdom Leaders Summit


The Kingdom Leaders Summit 2021 is a virtual experience geared toward pastors, pastors’ wives, church leaders, and ministry teams. Join host Dr. Tony Evans Thursday, April 29th and Friday, April 30th for a powerful and refreshing time of equipping and training.
Summit keynote speakers include Dr. Tony Evans, Dr. Darrell L. Bock, and Rev. James T. Meeks with special appearances by Chrystal Hurst, Priscilla Shirer, Jonathan Evans, Dr. Conway Edwards, Matt Chandler and Ramesh Richards. Musical guests are Anthony Edwards and Jonathan McReynolds.
Click here to sign up to register for FREE. Registration for the general sessions is free, and a conference fee of $65 is required to access and attend over 50 breakout sessions. Special breakouts for Pastors’ Wives and Women in Ministry are included.
(Note: Breakout sessions are free to KAP partners and their wives. Learn more about becoming a Kingdom Agenda Pastor here.)
This event is hosted by Kingdom Agenda Pastors and The Urban Alternative. For more information about the Kingdom Leaders Summit, visit www.Kap2021.com.

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the most respected pastors in America. The first African American to graduate with a doctoral degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, he has served as the senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship for over 40 years. Dr. Evans is also president of the Urban Alternative, a ministry that promotes spiritual renewal in America through the church. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 1,400 stations throughout the world and is also broadcast on television. Along with being founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas and founder and president of The Urban Alternative, Dr. Evans is former chaplain of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and present chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. Dr. Evans holds the unique honor of being the first African American to publish a complete commentary and study Bible. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

For more information about Dr. Tony Evans, visit www.TonyEvans.org.

Life’s Three Most Important Questions


At some point over the years, you have probably asked life’s three most important questions: Where did I come from? What is my purpose? And where am I going? Allow me to share with you the answer to each of these questions.

The first question is where did I come from? Of course you know that, physically, you are the product of your mother and father. But, you may have wondered how human kind came to be? Do we exist by chance or were we created with a purpose? How did we come to exist on planet earth?

Many people have attempted to give answers to this question: Evolutionists say that humans evolved from animals and lesser forms of life. Others say that life originated on another planet and then was somehow brought to earth. And some people are convinced that we are all an accident, a cosmic joke, and that there really is no rhyme or reason for our existence. Continue reading

Gospel Light Society Intl. Worldwide Evangelistic Campaigns


No New Year Without a New You

2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

Every time a new year rolls around, folks begin to think about things they can change in their lives. Some people say that they are going to lose weight and start eating healthy. Others say that they are going to go back to college or get out of debt. Some say that they are going to write a book or start their own business. And others commit to getting organized or spending more time with family and friends.

The start of a new year is indeed a great occasion to make a change in your life. I believe that God gives us such time markers as a way for us to stop, look back at our lives, and identify things that we can change for the future. However, many people focus on making only outward changes — changes that will improve the way they look, improve their standard of living, or improve how others see them. I believe that the best change you can make is a change from the inside out — a change of heart, spirit, and mind. In other words, a change that brings about a new you for the new year. For there cannot truly be a New Year for you if there is no new you for the New Year.

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“Dr. King and the KING of Kings” Evangelistic Campaign

1 Timothy 6:13-16: “I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.”

Revelation 19:16: “And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.”

This message is important to me because I came to faith in Jesus Christ through the efforts of a white, independent Baptist church in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, that for many years did not accept black members, but in the late ‘70s was led to start a black church while I was in the Air Force and stationed at Kessler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, at the age of nineteen. As I interacted with the leaders and members of that church, and even the pastor of the black church plant, I heard some negative things about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that I had never heard before. Some people tried to discredit him by suggesting that he was not a true minister of the Gospel, and even that he did not have a genuine relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. They viewed him as just a mere social worker, with some even claiming that he was a Communist. Even some of the blacks in that young church did not think too highly of Dr. King.

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Hell: The Real House of Horrors

Allow me to briefly share with you how the Lord gave me this message: I was traveling on an evangelistic preaching tour in England and across Europe, and I had just finished preaching a series of meetings in England. Whenever I go to Europe, I always travel by train, which I just love and find very relaxing. On this particular evening, I departed from London’s Victoria Station on my way to Belgium and then on to Germany. After crossing the English Channel by ferry, my connecting train arrived rather late in the evening, and when I got on the train, I was tired and ready to just lean my head back and go to sleep.

As I normally do, I tried to get a compartment to myself, however, this was during the summer months, and the train, to my surprise, was jam-packed, and a bunch of college students piled into my compartment. The Lord began to speak to my heart about witnessing to these young people, and I told the Lord that I didn’t feel like doing that at the moment. However, He kept speaking to my heart that I needed to share the Gospel with these young people. I said, ‘Lord, it has got to be eleven or twelve o’clock at night, and I am sure they do not want to hear it, and I don’t really feel like telling them right now. And besides that, Lord, I just got through preaching a series of great meetings in England, and I just want to relax and rest a little while before the next meetings.’ And then, the thought suddenly came across my mind, that if I really believe that these young people would go to hell if they died, then I would surely share the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with them so that they could be saved from this awful place.

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“With Talent On Loan from God…” — A Thanksgiving Celebration

On this Thanksgiving, I thank God for the talents and gifts that He has bestowed upon my family and me and that is no doubt the reason why I love to see people do what they are truly talented and gifted by God to do. It is a blessing to see singers, musicians, actors, actresses, athletes in all sports, writers, speakers, business people, doctors, cooks, auto mechanics, lawyers, and leaders of all types seemingly without effort and almost flawlessly doing what they were given by God the talents and the gifts to do.

Their talents (or gifts) come from God, and He has blessed the world with an abundance of and an array of talents. Every time we see these talents on display, we ought to be thankful to God for them and for the way in which many people use them to benefit and bless society. Many years ago, I heard a popular secular radio talk show host begin his radio broadcasts with the phrase ‘with talent on loan from God…’ Even though I have not listened to him in years, that phrase stuck with me. It was good for him to know that whatever talents and gifts he has they came from God, and it is good for all of us to know that, and we all should give God thanks.

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The Greatest Gift You Can Give this Christmas…

During this time of year, the thoughts of many people turn toward the matter of gift-giving and receiving. Collectively, we spend a good deal of money and time going from store to store to get the “perfect” gift for people we love or people we simply want to impress.

However, God gave the entire world the greatest gift it would ever receive when He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, into the world in the form of a baby in a manger. Many people at that time — and many people today — overlooked the utter importance of this wonderful gift. This gift, which arrived in the humble town of Bethlehem and was born to two ordinary Jews, was the means by which God intended to deliver the world from the pain, suffering, and death that came about because of sin.

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The Greatest Gift You Can Give this Christmas… (Worldwide Evangelistic Outreach)


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During this time of year, the thoughts of many people turn toward the matter of gift-giving and receiving. Collectively, we spend a good deal of money and time going from store to store to get the “perfect” gift for people we love or people we simply want to impress.

However, God gave the entire world the greatest gift it would ever receive when He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, into the world in the form of a baby in a manger. Many people at that time — and many people today — overlooked the utter importance of this wonderful gift. This gift, which arrived in the humble town of Bethlehem and was born to two ordinary Jews, was the means by which God intended to deliver the world from the pain, suffering, and death that came about because of sin.

Jesus Christ began His career as a humble preacher, and He only preached for three years, but His words and actions echo down to us today because they have earth-shaking significance. He is the Saviour of the world who died to deliver us from our sins and the punishment of sin. Millions have decided to believe in Him so that they can escape the eternal punishment of sin which is Hell and have an eternal Home in Heaven.

So, while you are thinking about what gifts you can give or what gifts you may receive, allow me to share with you what some of the world’s most noted individuals have said about Jesus Christ — the gift God gave to the world. As you listen, I encourage you to consider giving your life to Jesus Christ, for that will indeed be the greatest you can give to Him. Continue reading

“With Talent On Loan from God…” — A Thanksgiving Celebration (Worldwide Evangelistic Outreach)


Click here to listen in 100 languages.

On this Thanksgiving, I thank God for the talents and gifts that He has bestowed upon my family and me and that is no doubt the reason why I love to see people do what they are truly talented and gifted by God to do. It is a blessing to see singers, musicians, actors, actresses, athletes in all sports, writers, speakers, business people, doctors, cooks, auto mechanics, lawyers, and leaders of all types seemingly without effort and almost flawlessly doing what they were given by God the talents and the gifts to do. Continue reading

“Dr. King and the KING of Kings”


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1 Timothy 6:13-16: “I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.”

Revelation 19:16: “And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.”

This message is important to me because I came to faith in Jesus Christ through the efforts of a white, independent Baptist church in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, that for many years did not accept black members, but in the late ‘70s was led to start a black church while I was in the Air Force and stationed at Kessler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, at the age of nineteen. As I interacted with the leaders and members of that church, and even the pastor of the black church plant, I heard some negative things about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that I had never heard before. Some people tried to discredit him by suggesting that he was not a true minister of the Gospel, and even that he did not have a genuine relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. They viewed him as just a mere social worker, with some even claiming that he was a Communist. Even some of the blacks in that young church did not think too highly of Dr. King.

I must admit that I did have concerns and questions about this matter because I was raised in the black Baptist church and the black Pentecostal Holiness church, with my dad being a Baptist preacher and my mother being a Pentecostal preacher, and yet I had never heard a clear presentation of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ on how to be saved until I was nineteen-years-old, and a young man named Michael Lewis, who had gotten saved through this church plant that an all-white independent Baptist church had started, came to my dorm room and showed me what was commonly called the Romans Road to salvation from the book of Romans in the Bible. Up until that point, no one had asked me the question, if I were to die today, where would I go, heaven or hell?

Thankfully, the Lord allowed me to keep an independent mind about the matter through all of that, and I came to see Dr. King as God’s man for that particular time in this nation’s history to help deliver both blacks and whites in this country from the ignorance of racism and prejudice. I even learned later that Dr. King tried to get into a white conservative Christian seminary, but he was rejected because of his race. However, based on his words and his life, it seems as though Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. did know the King of Kings — the Lord Jesus Christ. Not only that, but the faith, courage, and fortitude that he showed (and that he inspired others to have) as he led the very dangerous Civil Rights movement speaks of a man who knew Jesus Christ as his Savior and had an abiding faith in God. Continue reading