Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hat tip goes to the for their 3/29/11 article, "Anti-Abortion Billboards Featuring Obama to Go Up in Chicago." The article describes Life Always'  most recent endeavor to place pro-life billboards, like the one above, in and around President Obama's beloved Chicago ... Ironically it is Planned Parenthood, the Democratic Party and President Obama who show unwavering support for the killing of black babies.

... The billboards’ message is taken from polls showing that black women have more abortions than their white counterparts. In a 2008 poll, the sexual health research organization Guttmacher Institute (a Planned Parenthood related research organization) examined abortion rates in the U.S. between 1974 and 2004 and found that Hispanic and black women were three to five times more likely to have an abortion than white women.
 “These are babies who could grow up to be the future presidents of the United States, or the next Oprah Winfrey, Denzel Washington or Maya Angelou,” said Life Always Board Member, the Rev. Derek McCoy. Those future black leaders, he said, “are being aborted at an alarming rate.”

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mahdi Gras or Meltdown in the Middle East?

An Iraniac

Hat tip to @Watch2011 on twitter who posted a link to the video below. Trouble brewing in the turbulent Middle East. Watch out Israel! Click here to see the what the crazies in Iran are up to now ...

Iranian Video Says Mahdi is 'Near' - Rapture Watch

Monday, March 28, 2011

Fact: Islam is an evil cult

"I do not hate the Muslim people, I hate the cult of Islam."--- Usama Dakdok, President, The Straight Way Ministry,  March 28, 2011 at a local Tea Party meeting, Mansfield, Ohio

The above quote was one key principle on which the Egyptian-born minister spoke at a local Tea Party meeting tonight. The racist NAACP and later jihadist CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) both managed to feign outrage to the local school board accusing the truth-telling Christian of spewing hatred. Thus the spineless School Superintendent cancelled the previously authorized scheduled appearance of this man of God. The whole fiasco demonstrates how low this society has sunk in the mire of political correctness so effectively promulgated by the likes of un-American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the NAACP and CAIR.

In response to this freedom thwarting insult to the local Tea Party and to taxpaying citizens, a lawsuit may result from this violation of free speech and truth-telling. You can read further for a background on this incident in an article I wrote on Friday titled, "The Freedom Robbing Nature of Political Correctness."

Here is what the local Mansfield (Ohio) News Journal wrote about this event:

Controversial 'anti-Islamic' event finds new venue
MANSFIELD -- Citing safety concerns, Mansfield City Schools has withdrawn its permission for a community group to hold a controversial speaking event at a district facility tonight.
Representatives from Mansfield Branch of NAACP and some other organizations called on the school to pull the plug on the event during a press conference this morning that immediately followed the school district's announcement that safety concerns compelled them to cancel.
Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party Association, meanwhile, has found another venue for tonight's presentation by Usama Dakdok.

Save Money & the Country: Let the Government Shutdown!

This is next year!

Senator Harry “White Flag of Surrender” Reid said this week that under no circumstances will he permit the defunding of the perverse, law-breaking Planned Parenthood Federation of America as part of any continuing resolution or authorized budget. He felt so strongly about this that he stated that even if it meant shutting down the federal government. Well, Harry if you feel that way, “Shut ‘er dooooowwwwnnnnn!!!!

On the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) funding issue alone it would be worth shutting down the non-essential workings of government. The PPFA has breached the trust of the American people by its pattern of lawbreaking and operating above the law. Undercover videos of the last few years revealed a pattern of dishonesty and lawbreaking, which rivals that of ACORN another leftist pillar of pernicious practices. Undercover videos reveal the abhorrent underbelly that belies PPFA marketing hype. See for more information.

Not only would shutting down the government get the attention of the American people, it would focus all eyes on the gross negligence, incompetency and refusal of the President and his Democratic comrades to effectively deal with the problem of the growing and bloated national deficit and national debt. The GOP in the House proposed and the GOP in the Senate voted for a very modest, and I might add an altogether insufficient, budget reduction proposal for the FY 2011 budget. The Democrats  in the Senate countered with a paltry pittance of a spending reduction. Not to mention that the President proposed a FY2012 budget insuring continuance of the similar atrocious deficit projections as his previous record-breaking and economy-busting budgets of his first two years in office.

Former Speaker of the House Nancy “Leaving on a Government Jet Plane” Pelosi led Democrats resisted almost every cut suggested by their GOP opponents. Really, they were in such a frenzied spending spree last year that didn’t have time to approve a budget, which is the first time since Congress has been required by law to do so. Seems that they have given up their right to squawk about the specifics of the budget, which the opposition is scrambling to fix the mess they kicked down the road …

Charles M. Page, Sr. had some thoughts on the possible shut-down of our self-serving government guilty of gloating in its self-importance. He posted an article at, “Shutting Down The Government Sounds Like A Deal To Me...He would like to see the government shut down, as would I.


Page makes several good points, first he says, “Now I know that they always mean "shutting down only non-essential services" whenever this subject comes up, and usually refer to "continuing to operate the military, and to payout Social Security check, etc."” It would also be important to pay the interest on our staggering debt, so that we don’t incur additional penalties, which would drive up the deficit and debt even further.


His second point is a question, “What services are essential for the Government to perform today?  And if it were shut down...even for a few hours, days, or weeks, what do you think might actually happen?”

That is the question we all should be asking. The U.S. Constitution answers that in Article 1, Section 8.


Page looks at this looming budget crisis confrontation positively, “My hope is that the (newer) Republicans in the House, because that it the only group I see potentially able to make a stand on this issue, will vote to pass no more "Continuing Resolutions to keep the Federal Government operating" when this next deadline comes due. [April 8]

I hope

·                    that they reject flat out the notion of the "Need to raise the Debt Ceiling...."  
·                    That unused Stimulus monies are returned to the taxpayers,
·                    that the $105 Billion squirled away in ObamaCare is eliminated,
·                    that significant steps to find Fraud & Waste everywhere are actually taken and reported for once in our lifetimes,
·                    that tax law is reduced to simply "you owe X (my personal number would be 10, 20 tops....) percent of anything you make regardless if you are Joe the Plumber or GE," and
·                    that we find out what we really are getting for our money from the Federal Government?”


Yes, this can be a pivotal time for America. It may be the time to discover why it is costing taxpayers and future Americans yet to be born over $1.5 trillion dollars per year in additional debt to operate our out-of-control big government. We need to review every role of the present government and if it does not comport or line up with Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution, serious consideration should be giving to ceasing to fund and/or continue that program or expenditure.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

In the Service of the King

I depart from my usual blog article today to present something personal, something that occurred on October 8, 1944 at the First Brethren Church, Long Beach, California. It was my (Merrill Samuel Keiser, Jr.'s). Dedication Service, where Dr. Louis S. Bauman officiated. I trust God, my King, will continue to use me in His service …

As we have often sated, in our church we do not baptize babies. We believe that “as many as were made sinners” (Romans 5) Christ, by His work on the cross, made righteous.

Baptism has nothing to do with Adamic (Adam’s original) sin. As many as believed were baptized, both men and women. Baptism is for believers. But, in the word of God we read that they would bring their children into the temple and dedicate them to the Lord.

In my early ministry I used to wonder why I became a preacher. I did not intend to be a preacher. I could take a story like the Prodigal Son, or some other Bible Story, and talk on it, drawing lessons from it, but that was about the extent of my preaching ability. However, I got to preaching, and by and by got to holding evangelistic meetings. I started preaching, and have never been able to quit.

I was holding a meeting one time in McLouth, Kansas. While I was holding this meeting I wrote to Mother about it, and she wrote back: “Louis, before you were two hours old I held you up in my arms and dedicated you to the Lord.” Then, I knew why I was a preacher. It is not in vain that we dedicate children to the Lord.

You parents should realize the solemnity of this occasion. If you make a vow unto the Lord, He will surely require it of you. I would be afraid for the life of my baby, otherwise. This means that you take second place in the life of that child. After all, you want the child to put God first in its life. Jesus said, “He that forsaketh not father and other for My sake cannot be my disciple.” Therefore, it is what the will of God will be for your child – not your will that shall be in the future.

Are you ready to dedicate your child to the Lord, recognizing that you are giving God first place in the life of your child? (Answer: Yes.)

Do you promise that you will strive to so live that you will be an example to this boy as he grows to manhood, so that you can say: “Follow me as I follow Christ”? (Answer: Yes.)

(Prayer): O God, we pray that Thou wilt bless this little lad. We thank thee for him. We believe that he was dedicated long ago to Thee. As he comes into the temple, we ask Thee to bless him; as we know that this mother and the father, who is in the service of his country, if he were here, would be standing here dedicating this child to Thee. Bless him, put Thy hands upon him – the unseen Hand -, and may he be used in the service of the King. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Freedom Robbing Nature of Political Correctness

The following is an example of what is wrong with America. A local Tea Party, which is made up of a diverse array of Americans who are extremely frustrated and fed up with the state and direction that our nation is now taking. They are part of a growing movement, which is desirous of restoring the freedoms and liberties upon which our nation was founded.

These Tea Party participants are TAXPAYERS and they are funding the government-run schools. How dare they attempt to discover the truth about the growing threat presented by Islam and the terrorists that claim adherence to it and evangelize this so-called “religion of peace?” How dare they use the alleged centers of “learning,” “education,” and “community” to host a topic of vital interest and import to the majority of Americans?

How dare Rep. Peter King (R-NY) conduct Congressional hearings to discover the truth about Islam’s role in terrorism in America? How dare anyone question the fanatical Imams’ radical preaching in many Mosques across America? How dare anyone reject any implementation of Muslim Sharia Law over the Constitution anywhere in America?

Below is first the content of the flyer circulating in and around the Mansfield, Ohio community. Following the Tea Party ad is a rant of a response via a press release from the local bastion of racism, the NAACP. “We are all for free speech, except for ANY Christian or Biblical perspective, especially in our godless, atheistic schools!” That is the essence of Ms. Webb’s (President of the Mansfield Branch of the NAACP dead fig tree) press release!!!

I for one do plan to attend the meeting. If I wasn’t before, I certainly will now. I want to hear and to learn the truth about Islam. I don’t want the politically correct version which daily is meted out by the mal-practicing mainstream media. That political correct version allows Islamic terrorist infiltrators to cross our borders indiscriminately. That PC version allows Islamic Jihadist Major Nidal Hasan to mow down over a dozen people in Texas in the name of allah … That PC version supports the building of the Ground Zero Mosque near the ash heap created by the Islamic Terrorist attack on the World Trade Center Twin Towers. That PC version allowed President George W. Bush to get away with calling Islam a “religion of peace.” Ironically, that PC version welcomes Islam, Buddhism and all other false religions and NOT Christianity into curriculum of the same government schools that Ms. Webb is so disappointed with this school or any government-run school would permit a differing view, than the sanitized one she holds.

Is free speech now only free and permitted as long as it agrees with the radical, bigoted, anti-Christian and leftist leaning politically correct view of the NAACP, the ACLU, the NEA, or the Democratic Party?

Let it be said that I am very disappointed by the stand taken by Ms. Webb and her fellow NAACPers. Where is the open mindness and the tolerance of alternative views?


Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party Association
Usama K Dakdok, Muslim Evangelism Specialist, The Straight Way of Grace Ministry, Inc.

Usama Dakdok was born in Egypt and raised in a Christian home as the son of a Baptist pastor. He became a Christian at the age of eleven. Usama learned about Islam in school because it was, and still is, a mandatory subject. To further his knowledge of Islam, he studied Islamic law in college.

Usama came to the United States in 1992 after his marriage to Vicki, an American whom he met in Germany, where they were both in full-time ministry. In 1997 they were blessed with Caleb. Usama holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and a Master’s Degree in Missions from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Monday, March 28, 2011
7:00 – 9:30 PM

Mansfield Senior High School Auditorium
124 N. Linden Rd.
Mansfield, OH 44906


Press Release

From: Marcia Webb, President Mansfield Branch NAACP


Marcia Webb, President of the Mansfield Branch (NAACP) was contacted about fliers being posted at the high school in areas around the school which announced a a speaker coming on Monday, March 28th at the High School Auditorium. The speaker is being hosted by The Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party.

The N.A.A.C.P. has always supported Education for the future of children, and was disappointed to learn that the High School building would be used to allow "Anti-Muslim, Anti-American Rhetoric" to be spewed from the stage of the schools' auditorium. I spoke to Supt. Freund on yesterday, and I was disappointed that he was not willing to do more to discourage assemblies of this type from occurring at the school.

I understand the constitutional right to freedom of speech, but I wholeheartedly disagree with the school district allowing these types of divisive messages to be displayed in our local school building. My concern is for the students attending MSHS who are of the Muslim faith and how this will impact their well being.

The Mansfield Branch will be sending written request to the Mansfield School Board asking them to review and amend the policy for future use/rental to include restrictions for the content of the events held at the school buildings. The NAACP believes that this necessary infrastructure for these type checks and balances will help restore the public trust of the community in the School Administration now and in the future and ensure the safety of our students attending Mansfield City Schools.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Obamacare Continues to be Funded

Look at see who voted for and who voted against the resolution to continue business as usual including the funding of Obamacare:

For  U.S. Representatives click here.  For U.S. Senators click here.

National Day of Prayer is Coming!

Click here to find an event in your area.  If there are none, click here to organize an event in your area.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Stand with Gov. Walker & Wisconsin GOP State Senators, I did!

Thuggish union leaders outside of Wisconsin are outraged that the Congress in Wisconsin would tamper with their cash cow, gravy train union dues. So upset that they are organizing to recall 8 Wisconsin State Senator, who dared to vote for fiscal responsibility and against union monopolistic tactics and policies. These tactics and policies added to the financial crisis that Governor Scott Walker and most of the GOP State Senators had the courage to address.

This is an important step for all of America. We must stop the favoritism and the cycle of Democratic support for unions and vice versa. Unions use their dues to fund politicians who will payback the unions with favored status and excessive benefits, not even provided by the best in private industry. Often very substandard work is rewarded because the union care only about protecting the dues pipeline …

Please join me in sending $8 as a donation to to support and to counteract the insurgent union-Democrat-Organizing-for-America's attack on policies and persons duly elected and serving to carry out the will of the people. That is, to cap spending and to get Wisconsin’s fiscal house in order.

The Unborn, Again

"... (T)he unborn. 
·                    Defenseless,
·                    Unoffending,
·                    Not able to speak for themselves –
·                    but occasionally able to cry before their lives are terminated –
babies are sacrificed. Unlike in ancient cultures in which people were sacrificed to assorted pagan gods, they are sacrificed to gods of
·                    convenience, ·                    avoidance,
·                    confusion,
·                    selfishness, and
·                    numbed conscience.
The culture and, God help us, the government call them not human beings, but 
·                    fetuses,
·                    blobs,
·                    tissue, and
·                    choices.
The inherent contradiction is evident when we realize that schools don’t teach “blob control” and pharmacists don’t dispense “fetus control pills.” -- Rick Marshall, “A Sermon: Choosing Life,” Tea Party Review, March 2011, Volume 1, Number 1, pages 52-53.

What kind of people, what kind of government allows and even encourages the mass murder of major percentages of minorities and others by permitting the “legal” but highly immoral and unethical abortion procedure to thrive? A sick and dying culture, I am afraid.

If we as a society reject the basic right to LIFE, what other God-given unalienable right shall we disregard? LIFE is the first right named in the United States Declaration of Independence. Until we get this basic right right, we will wallow in our mire. We are doomed. Those on the Left, such as the wicked law-ignoring Planned Parenthood Federation of America, tout a woman’s right to choose. Who speaks for the unborn?

Note: I recently subscripted to the new magazine Tea Party Review. The article I quoted from above is from the inaugural issue. If you want to get a flavor of what is happening within this vital movement I recommend you visit and subscribe!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

American Education is Flunking Out

Losing the Brains Race
America is spending more money on education while producing worse outcomes.

“Although students in many developed nations have been learning more and more over time, American 15-year olds are stuck in the middle of the pack in many fundamental areas, including reading and math. Yet the United States is near the top in education spending (with the exception of Switzerland, the US spends the most in the world on education).

“… If (education) reform is to be defined by something other than the amount of money flushed down the toilet, it is time to reverse the flow of power from the top (school districts, teachers unions, governments) to the bottom (students, their parents, and taxpayers who want their money spent wisely)…”

--- Veronique de Rugy in “Losing the Brains Race,” pgs 18 & 20, Newsmax Magazine, April 2011.

Failure is the best word I can think of to describe America’s public schools. It’s a failure to achieve exceptional outcomes. Who is responsible for the current state of affairs in education? We Americans for tolerating such a mess are responsible. We share the responsibility with the following culprits:

·                    the power-hungry, corrupt and scheming teachers’ unions protecting the poorest teachers rather than uplifting and protecting and teaching the most underachieving students,

·                    the rampant foolhardy political correctness and secular humanistic philosophy that so dominates the universities that produce the teachers,

·                    the bloated educational bureaucracy starting from the essentially useless Federal and State Departments of Education, teacher union controlled and influenced local school districts, and

·                    padded payrolls “supporting” principals and superintendents rather than supporting students and parents.

Essentially our schools have become propaganda mills for subversive atheistic thought of the worst order. Schools are government propaganda camps, where children are programmed to accept moral relativism, evolution, global warming as “truth.” Schools are where children are programmed to reject moral absolutes, American Exceptionalism, virtue and character.

More than anything else, our schools are credited for dumbing down the vast populace who electedthe current occupier of the White House.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Deficut: Getting Down to Budget Business

 President Soetoro aka Obama a failure of leadership

Leadership Gap 
“... Meanwhile the (Republicans and Democrats) fight over relatively microscopic slivers and nicks, such as $14.8 million for grants for restoring historic buildings.
“Finding big money – the hundreds of billions (trillion and one-half!) needed ti dent the deficit – is a lot harder.
“Of course it is, as long as Congress keeps looking only within the confines of nondefense discretional spending – about 12 percent of the budget.
“Members of Congress could take a lesson from Ohio Governor John Kasich and other governors around the nation who are making unpopular but necessary decisions to rein in spending and restore their government s to sustainability.
America needs national leaders with the same determination.” 
-- Editorial, Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch Newspaper, March 20, 2011

Seldom do I agree with the editors of the heavily liberally biased capitol city paper. However, this time I agree with the gist of Sunday’s editorial. We need real leadership in the U.S. Congress to approve a deficit cutting budget for the remainder of this fiscal year and going forward. There is a lack of leadership on the part of both parties, but especially the spendthrift and tax it Democrats, although there are many Republicans-in-Name-Only who unfortunately talk one way to get elected and walk with the Democrats on many issues when push comes to shove.

Well, it is push time. I heard Missouri Congressman Todd Akin on C-Span simply expain that the Federal government receives $2.2 Trillion in revenue and will spend this year $3.6 trillion. It does not take a tax-avoiding Dartmouth schooled Secretary of the Treasury to figure that this is an unsustainable way to operate any entity, let alone a nation.

Representative Akin went on to say during his C-Span interview that funding of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and interest on the debt alone add up to $2.2 Trillion. So if we wanted a balanced budget it would take all the revenue the government is currently receiving to pay the current rate of entitlements plus the interest on the debt. Houston, err Washington, we have a problem!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Critiquing “Ten Reasons To Not Ask Jesus Into Your Heart”

An attack is being made on people to stop them from praying in the name of Jesus. Now I read of someone saying people should not ask Jesus into their hearts. I wonder if there is some correlation between the two phenomena. Isn’t Satan inspiring both?

I came across this article, “Ten Reasons to Not Ask Jesus into Your Heart,” which struck me as contrary to the Bible and I had to comment on it. I reproduce the content of the article below and add my comments.
“The music weeps, the preacher pleads, “Give your heart to Jesus. You have a God shaped hole in your heart and only Jesus can fill it.” Dozens, hundreds or thousands of people who want to get their spiritual life on track make their way to the altar. They ask Jesus into their heart.
“Cut to three months later. Nobody has seen our new convert in church. The follow up committee calls him and encourages him to attend a Bible study, but to no avail. We label him a backslider and get ready for the next outreach event.”
Sam’s comment: Notice that in paragraph one, “Dozens, hundreds, or thousands of people …” are being mentioned while in paragraph two, “our new convert,” is being referred to. It appears to be assumed that the other thousands are just like this one new convert. Is it correct to label someone as a backslider because they do not come to our events after conversion? Is it correct to assume that everyone is like this one person?

“Telling someone to ask Jesus into their hearts has a very typical result, backsliding. The Bible says that a person who is soundly saved puts his hand to the plow and does not look back because he is fit for service. In other words, a true convert cannot backslide. If a person backslides, he never slid forward in the first place. “If any man is in Christ, he is a new creation.” (II Cor.5) No backsliding there.””

Sam’s comment: The writer seems to take the position that once a person is a Christian; that person never sins again. But Christians do sin. Ecclesiastes 7:20: “For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.” I John 1:8-10: “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” I John 2:1, 2: “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” It must be remembered that John is writing to Christians in these passages. He refers to himself also by using the word we in this passage.

Brace yourself for this one: with very few if any exceptions, anyone who asked Jesus into their hearts to be saved…is not. If you asked Jesus into your heart because you were told that is what you have to do to become a Christian, you were mis-informed.”
Sam’s comment: Notice that the writer is saying that some are saved by asking Jesus into their hearts. I do not understand why all are not saved. Romans 10:13: “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” John 6:37: “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” This contradiction of scripture does not make sense.

“If you have ever told someone to ask Jesus into their heart (like I have), you produced a false convert. Here is why.”
Sam’s Comments: Doesn’t God answer the sinner’s prayer? Luke 11:9-13: “And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

The charge of producing false converts is a serious charge and one that should be considered a possibility and avoidance of it made. A false convert is really a non-convert and therefore still lost. God does not look at people as humans see each other. God looks at the heart while man looks on the outward appearance. God told this to the Prophet Samuel in I Samuel 16:7: “But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.”

It may be possible for a person to go through the actions of inviting Jesus into their heart but not mean it. God knows the true intention of the heart. Jesus made this comment in Mark 7:6-7: “He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” A couple commandments of men are that of being baptized for salvation or doing good works for salvation. Jesus said that you must become as little children to be saved. Luke 18:16, 17: “But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.” Inviting Jesus into one’s heart is not a commandment of men. However, if one does not mean it when they pray or lacks faith: God will know and possibly not answer the person’s prayer.

“1. It is not in the Bible.There is not a single verse that even hints we should say a prayer inviting Jesus into our hearts.”

Sam’s comments: The Apostle Paul prayed that Jesus would dwell in people’s hearts by faith. Ephesians 3:17a “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;” If Paul can pray it for people why can’t a sinner pray for Jesus to dwell in his heart. If the person didn’t have faith he wouldn’t pray."

“The context tells us that the door Jesus is knocking on is the door of the church, not the human heart. Jesus is not knocking to enter someone’s heart but to have fellowship with His church.”
Sam’s comments: Revelation 3:20 is talking about the individual. If as the writer of the thesis contends that it is the church Jesus is referring to a single individual. Notice the scripture says, “any man”. Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” This is a singular individual. Suppose it is the church. What is the church but individuals. We read this when Saul of Tarsus made havock of the church. Acts 8:3 “As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.” These are individuals that are being hauled into prison. Yet, they are the church.

“Why not our car door? How do we know he isn’t knocking on our foot? To suggest that he is knocking on the door of our heart is superimposing a meaning on the text that simply does not exist.”
Sam’s comment: This is nonsense! Who better to be in your heart than Jesus? Proverbs 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
The Bible does not instruct us to ask Jesus into our heart. This alone should resolve the issue, nevertheless, here are nine more reasons.”
Sam’s comments: As stated earlier, the Apostle Paul prayed that Jesus would dwell in the Ephesians hearts by faith (Ephesians 3:17). Jesus must then dwell in people’s hearts by faith. Thus, when we read that Jesus is knocking on the door waiting to be invited in: where must the door be if not to the heart.

“2. Asking Jesus into your heart is a saying that makes no sense.What does it mean to ask Jesus into your heart? If I say the right incantation will He somehow enter my heart? Is it literal? Does He reside in the upper or lower ventricle? Is this a metaphysical experience? Is it figurative? If it is, what exactly does it mean? While I am certain that most adults cannot articulate its meaning, I am certain that no child can explain it. Pastor Dennis Rokser reminds us that little children think literally and can easily be confused (or frightened) at the prospect of asking Jesus into their heart.”

Sam’s comments: a. Pastor Dennis Rokser may be correct in saying that children think literally but in saying they are frightened at the prospect of having Jesus in their heart is not correct. As a child I sang the song “Into My Heart Lord Jesus” with other children and we were never frightened. b. The heart in scripture is not the same as the heart in medical science. It is both physical and non-physical. It is your mind which would be a combination of your brain, soul, and spirit. Upon death it would be the soul. Solomon writes that the spirit goes back to God ( Ecclesiastes 12:7).
A paralytic man is let down through the roof in front of Jesus and Jesus seeing their faith says, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.” To this the scribes say within themselves, “This man blasphemeth. Who can forgive sins but God alone.” Knowing their thoughts Jesus says, “Why do you think evil in your hearts.” Matthew 9:1-8; Mark 2:1-12; Luke 5:17-26 This shows that the heart is where a person does their thinking.God has two basic dwelling places. One place is everywhere. Guess where the other place is. Isaiah 57:15 “For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”

Jesus dwells in our hearts by faith. Ephesians 3:17a “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith.” c. Who else shall we invite into our hearts. There is salvation in none other. Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

“3. In order to be saved, a man must repent (Acts 2:38).Asking Jesus into your heart leaves out the requirement of repentance.”

Sam’s comments: Yes, repentance is necessary for salvation. We can see this in Luke 24:46, 47 “And (Jesus) said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”

"Now I ask you: where was the repentance of the paralytic? Being forgiven he was saved: wasn’t he? His coming to Jesus was an act of repentance. When people go forward at an alter call that also is also an act of repentance. In a Billy Graham film people go forward crying. These, I tell you, are tears of joy because the people were saved on the way to the alter. They are so happy they cry. Their burden of sin is gone.“

4. In order to be saved, a man must trust in Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31).
Asking Jesus into your heart leaves out the requirement of faith.”

Sam’s comment: Martin Luther said, “By faith alone.” I was told by a Roman Catholic Priest once that the Catholic Church had concluded that Martin Luther was correct. Scripture says, “The just shall live by faith” (Galatians 3:11b), “the just shall live by his faith” (Habakkuk 2:4). Jesus said, as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness so must the Son of man be lifted up. When the serpent was lifted up whoever had been bitten by serpents and looked at the serpent on the pole was healed. This required repentance and faith. Asking Jesus into your heart; doesn’t that require faith?

5. The person who wrongly believes they are saved will have a false sense of security. Millions of people who sincerely, but wrongly, asked Jesus into their hearts think they are saved but struggle to feel secure. They live in doubt and fear because they do not have the Holy Spirit giving them assurance of salvation.”

Sam’s comment: At one time I was having a problem with assurance of salvation. I heard this voice say, He doesn’t know if he is lost or saved; sending him to hell. I decided I needed to do something so I started reading all the verses on salvation in the Holy Bible that I could find. As I did my faith grew and my assurance of salvation came back. A person with a false sense of security will think they are saved by some other way than by faith in Jesus Christ.

6. The person who asks Jesus into his heart will likely end up inoculated, bitter and backslidden. Because he did not get saved by reciting a formulaic prayer, he will grow disillusioned with Jesus, the Bible, church and fellow believers. His latter end will be worse than the first.”

Sam’s comment: Is asking Jesus into one’s heart always a ritualiostic prayer for which God doesn’t answer. Scripture says, Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Isn’t Jesus the name of the Lord? Doesn’t scripture say to call on Him? The charge is being made that God does not answer with salvation the person who calls on Him. Isn’t Jesus’ name also Emmanuel which means God with us?

Jesus spoke: Luke 18:9-17 “And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.”

We see in this that the person who did not humble himself before God did not get saved though he thought he was saved. The person who realized his need was saved. A person needs child like faith.

7. It presents God as a beggar just hoping you will let Him into your busy life. This presentation of God robs Him of His sovereignty.”

Sam’s comments: God is not robed of His sovereignty. He has made man in His own image with his own volition and will. Jesus has given us parables liking God to a shepherd with a lost sheep, a women with a lost coin, and a father with a prodigal son. Luke 15:3 “And he spake this parable unto them, saying,”

The shepherd: Luke 15:4-7 “What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.”

The woman: Luke 15:8-10 “Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.”
The father: Luke 15:11-14 “And he said, A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.”

Luke 15:15-16 “And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.”

Luke 15:17-19 “And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.”
Luke 15:20-24 “And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. Lu 15:21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.”

Luke 15:25-27 “Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.”

Luke 15:28-30 “And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and entreated him. And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.”

Luke 15:32 “It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.”

Notice that in each case: the shepherd, the woman, and the father there was rejoicing, inviting friends for a party, and a big celebration when just one lost article was found. God is not begging. He searches for that which is lost to bring it to Himself. The lost sheep He delivers from whatever problem it has and carries back to His place. In searching for the coin extra light is used. A broom is used to sweep every part of the floor. Diligence is displayed. No crevice is missed and the coin is found. With the prodigal the father waits for years looking for the return of his son.

The prodigal comes to his senses and decides he would be better off at home. He leaves his job of feeding swine and starts home. This is repentance. The son has repented before he even sees his father. The father sees the son a long ways off and runs to him. This is like an alter call; while the sinner in going down the aisle to the alter God saves them.

"8. The cause of Christ is ridiculed. Visit an atheist web-site and read the pagans who scoff, “How dare those Christians tell us how to live when they get divorced more than we do? Who are they to say homosexuals shouldn’t adopt kids when tens of thousands of orphans don’t get adopted by Christians?” Born again believers adopt kids and don’t get divorced.People who ask Jesus into their hearts do. Jesus gets mocked when false converts give Him a bad name."

Sam’s comments: If these so called false converts were not truly Christian the world would love them.  Jesus said:  John 15:18-23 “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.  If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.  Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.  But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.  If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.  He that hateth me hateth my Father also.”

9. The cause of evangelism is hindered. While it is certainly easier to get church members by telling them to ask Jesus into their hearts, try pleading with someone to make today the day of their salvation. Get ready for a painful response. “Why should I become a Christian when I have seen so called Christians act worse than a pagan?” People who ask Jesus into their hearts give pagans an excuse for not repenting.”

Sam’s comments: Today is the day of salvation. II Corinthians 6:2 “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” A person needs to get saved because if they do not the Lake of Fire is their destiny. Revelation 20:15 “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

"10. Here is the scary one. People who ask Jesus into their hearts are not saved and they will perish on the Day of Judgment. How tragic that millions of people think they are right with God when they are not. How many people who will cry out, “Lord, Lord” on judgment day will be “Christians” who asked Jesus into their hearts?"

Sam’s comments: The writer of the article seems convinced that God does not answer prayer. Of course, prayer must be in faith. Jesus said that God does answer payer. Matthew 7:7 “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:”

Matthew 7:8-10 “For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?”
Mt 7:11 “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”
Isn’t having Jesus in your heart a good thing? Won’t He come in if asked?

“So, what must one do to be saved? Repent and trust. (Heb.6:1) The Bible makes it clear that all men must repent and place their trust in Jesus Christ. Every man does have a “God shaped hole in their hearts,” but that hole is not contentment, fulfillment and peace. Every man’s heart problem is righteousness. Instead of preaching that Jesus fulfills, we must preach that God judges and Jesus satisfies God’s judgment…if a man will repent and place his trust in Him.

Sam’s comment: It is correct that one must repent and believe on the Lore Jesus Christ.
Romans 4:3-5 “For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”

“If you are reading this and you asked Jesus into your heart, chances are good you had a spiritual buzz for a while, but now you struggle to read your Bible, tithe, attend church and pray. Perhaps you were told you would have contentment, purpose and a better life if you just ask Jesus into your heart. I am sorry, that was a lie. Please read: "25 ways to know you’re a backslider" and "Never Backslide Again"Both articles are on these sites "Your Walk" section on”

Sam’s comments: What is this spiritual buzz stuff? Yes, it is a struggle to read the Bible, tithe, attend church, and pray. Reading the Bible and prayer is what keeps me going. If I read and pray long enough I can even get happy. Often I will get so tired and discouraged I say to God, “I quit.” Then I get on my knees and pray and read the Holy Bible and after a while I am revived with new energy in my spirit and I get up and continue on.

“If you have been preaching that people should ask Jesus into their hearts, I beg you to stop immediately. You will give an account for all the souls you have led astray. Read two articles on this site that will help you present the Gospel correctly: Hell’s Best Kept Secret and How to Witness Manual ("Witness Tools" section). If you would like to do further reading on this subject, Pastor Dennis Rockser offers several other reasons why we should not ask Jesus into our hearts. For his take, visit his article at 

Sam’s comments: Jeremiah 17:9-10 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.”
Jeremiah 29:13 “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

Mark 7:20-23 “And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

What is better than to have Jesus in your heart? If you would like Jesus in your heart a sample payer is: Lord Jesus Christ, forgive me of my evil, and come into my heart.

Scripture used is from the 1611 King James Bible on the WORD program written by Tom Hills and used with his permission.