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Why did the word “submit” make Barbara Walters so crazy?

Ephesians 5: 22-25 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,Today Candace Cameron Bure was a guest host on The View. She is a Christian woman and she said that she submits to her husband. The word submit seemingly drove Barbara Walters crazy. It is interesting that women like Walters say they support the choices of all women, but when a woman says she submits to her husband she is looked at as less than. Bure attempted to explain what submit meant in her marriage and Sherri Shepard even added her two cent, but Walters could not let it go. She even asked Dr. Phil his opinion about submission, but if a man loves his wife like Christ loved the church there will be no problem with submission. It is funny that the ladies of The View celebrate the union of two women, but berate a woman who makes the choice to submit to her husband. In 2014 some choices are celebrated while others are mocked…is that equality?


Does the black church keep women single and lonely?

Interesting article. Share your thoughts.


Easter Deception? Movie ‘Heaven is for Real’ — Not True — Unbiblical

Contact: Steve Wohlberg, White Horse Media, 559-977-9744, steve@whitehorsemedia.com

MEDIA ADVISORY, April 17, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ — The real-life story behind ‘Heaven is for Real’ seems so encouraging. 4-year-old Colton Burpo, during emergency surgery in 2003, has a near-death experience, exits his body, visits heaven, sees Jesus, angels, and deceased relatives (including a dead sister), and lives to tell about it. His father, Pastor Todd Burpo, turned his family’s drama into a New York Times bestseller in 2008. Widely considered by Christians as an evangelistic opportunity, the film version hit theaters April 16, four days before Easter. “There’s one major problem,” counters Bible expert, television producer, and author of 30+ books, Steve Wohlberg. “Neither the Old or New Testaments teach anywhere that our dead relatives are floating around in heaven waiting to talk to us. Instead, they ‘sleep’ (1 Cor. 15:51)quietly in their graves awaiting ‘the resurrection at the last day’ (John 11:25).” Consider these biblical facts: In John 14:1-3, Jesus plainly informed His followers that they would be with Him when He “comes again.” In 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Paul also encouraged Christians that they would “be with the Lord forever” when He returns to raise the dead. Not only that, but the notion of dialoguing with the deceased is a practice strictly forbidden in Scripture (see Duet. 18:11). It’s called “necromancy,” and is connected to mediums and spiritists. But this happened to a 4-year-old child! you may be thinking. Read Mark 9:14-29. Unfortunately, our enemy aims dark arrows at children too. Steve Wohlberg is the Speaker/Director of White Horse Media (Newport, WA) and the host of His Voice Today radio and television broadcasts. Widely regarded by media as an apocalyptic expert, he has been featured in three History Channel documentaries (Secrets of the Seven Seals; Strange Rituals: Apocalypse; Armageddon Battle Plan), and has spoken by special invitation inside the Pentagon and U.S. Senate. His enlightening books, Solving the Mystery of Death (Remnant Publications), and Demons in Disguise: The Dangers of Talking to the Dead, explore these subjects fully. His website is http://www.HisVoiceToday.com. A committed husband and father of two young children, Mr. Wohlberg welcomes all opportunities to discuss this sensitive issue. To schedule an interview, he may be contacted at 559-977-9744 (mobile) or by email at steve@whitehorsemedia.com.

Global United Fellowship Outlines overall Mission

Winston Salem, NC – March 31, 2014 – The first pastors meeting of the Global United Fellowship was held last week at the Embassy Suites in Winston Salem, NC as presiding Bishop Neil C. Ellis passionately outlined the overall mission, specific ministerial touchstones; organizational structure and key appointments of the Fellowship – which in only eight months has remarkably amassed more than 300 churches around the world.
“This is a fellowship, not a denomination” was a major point that Bishop Ellis communicated throughout the meeting, while describing one of the Fellowship’s five prongs: Uniting the Body of Christ. “The Body of Christ is now fragmented,” says Bishop Ellis, “therefore, we are not maximizing all that can be done to build and uphold the kingdom of God here on earth. Global United Fellowship is inclusive of pastors and parent church ministries of any denomination that desires to move forward the spiritual mandates of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” GUF’s illustrious group of Vice Presiding Bishops was announced as follows: Bishop Joby Brady (The Potter’s House of North Dallas); Bishop Sheldon McCarter (Greater Cleveland Avenue Christian Church; Winston Salem, N.C.); Bishop Rudolph McKissick Jr. (Bethel Baptist Institutional Church; Jacksonville, FL), and Bishop Designate Dr. Carolyn Showell (First Apostolic Faith Church; Baltimore, MD). In addition to Bishop Designate Dr. Showell, who will oversee operational structure, three additional GUF Bishopric Candidates were announced: Bishop Designate Dr. John E. Guns (St. Paul Church; Jacksonville, FL) who will assume responsibility for Christian Education; Bishop Designate Dr. William H. Murphy Senior (Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church; Detroit, MI) who will serve as the Father of the Fellowship and Chairman of the Shepherds Care Unit; and Bishop Designate Dr. James R. Woodson II (St. James Home of Fresh Start; Greensboro, NC) who will serve as Executive Secretary. Other key appointments announced during the meeting included Dr. Juanita Bynum (Global Ambassador of Prayer) and Bishop Hezekiah Walker (Bishop Over Music, Worship & The Arts); as well as GUF’s Executive Board & Spiritual Advisors, which include Bishop Rudolph McKissick Senior (Special Assistant to the Presiding Bishop); Bishop Kenneth Ulmer (Apostolic Aide to the Presiding Bishop) and Jackie McCullough (Spiritual Advisor). As the Fellowship begins to shape its leadership, nearly 80 officers were named over the two-day meeting. Further announcements of these officers are forthcoming. “The fact that I waited eight months before announcing the leadership team is indicative of the fact that a lot of prayer and concentration have gone into the selections. I am totally satisfied that we have been able, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to pull together an initial team that not only has ability but has credibility.” “I believe this team will serve to help get the fellowship off to a strong start as we move towards following the mandate that has been given to us to unite, equip, enhance, resurrect, and build,” says Bishop Ellis. Resurrecting the discipline of prayer in the body of Christ is another prong of the Global United Fellowship. “The 21st Century Church has replaced prayer with praise, and we have to put prayer back in its rightful place of being the bedrock of our relationship with God. Prayer is to prepare for the praise, and the praise is supposed to lead us into God’s presence,” says Bishop Ellis.
To that end, pastors gathered at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning to pray over the City of Winston-Salem. Later, Mayor Allen Joines issued a proclamation naming March 26th as Global United Fellowship Day of Prayer in the city. “My heart is with Global United Fellowship, and I am excited about Global United Fellowship. Winston-Salem is a city that embraces diversity, and churches are the glue that holds this town together. I thank you for honoring us with your presence, and look forward to your return in July,” said Mayor Joines. July 15 – 18, GUF’s first conference – The Gathering – will take place at the Benton Convention Centre in Winston Salem. Speakers will include Dr. Jamal Bryant; Bishop Kenneth Ulmer; Bishop I.V. Hilliard; Dr. Jackie McCullough; Bishop John Francis; Bishop Tudor Bismarck and many others. Details about The Gathering can be found here: GUF’s THE GATHERING. “My hope is that this Fellowship will kill the spirit of class and rank that impedes our growth and arrests our ability to build the kingdom of God in a vibrant, efficient and beneficial way. This is the birth of something fresh in the Body of Christ,” says Bishop Ellis. “I am driven by the revelation that this is a trans-generational move of God and not just another ‘movement’. We are laying the foundation for a Kingdom vehicle through which future generations will literally come into the fullness of Kingdom building.”

About Global United Fellowship

Established in 2013 under the leadership of Bishop Neil C. Ellis, Global United Fellowship (GUF) is a cross-denominational fellowship of spiritual leaders and churches united to strategically plan, implement and execute transformative and generational impact, and expand the Kingdom of God to all the nations of the world. The Fellowship’s Five Prong mandate is to unite churches; equip leaders; enhance marriages; resurrect the discipline of prayer and build covenant relationships within the Body of Christ. GUF is comprised of more than 300 churches from countries and provinces including the Bahamas; England; Jamaica; Pakistan; South Africa; the Turks & Caicos Islands, and The United States. With over 80 consecrated Bishops and Apostles in the Fellowship, and hundreds of influential pastors, GUF is equipped to leave a major spiritual imprint on today’s culture through targeted ministries in the areas of Family, Education, Business, Media, Religion, Government and Arts & Entertainment. More information can be found at http://www.globalunitedfellowship.org.

About Bishop Neil C. Ellis
Bishop Neil C. Ellis is Presiding Bishop of The Global United Fellowship, and Senior Pastor of Mt. Tabor Church in Nassau, Bahamas. A gifted and dynamic pastor, speaker and leader, Bishop Ellis is passionate about the Word of God and its ability to transform lives. He is the author of 12 books; serves as mentor to more than 40 pastors in the Bahamas and throughout the United States; and has traveled throughout The Caribbean, North America, Germany, Africa, Israel, Greece and Rome preaching the Gospel. Bishop Ellis has been recognized by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth of England, for rendering distinguished services in Commonwealth nations. He is the recipient of the 2010 Trumpet Award for Spiritual Enlightenment and he is the youngest living inductee in the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame in Atlanta, GA. Bishop Ellis is married to the former Patrice Michelle Johnson and they, along with their two children Johnathan and Renechea, reside in Nassau, Bahamas.

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Bill Maher’s Assault on God Continues

His disdain for deity amazes me. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.

Gospel Duo Mary Mary Speaks with JET Magazineon Maintaining Faith Amidst Family Drama

CHICAGO, Ill. (February 14, 2013) — Mary Mary sisters, Erica and Tina Campbell, grace the cover of JET magazine as they prepare for the debut of the third season of their hit reality series, scheduled to premiere February 27 on WEtv.The two sisters gave JET magazine the exclusive details on what to expect from the series as well as intimate insight on how they managed to undertake some of the toughest trials and tribulations of their lives.“You see our faith shine, but it was not easy at all– and it won’t look easy watching it,” said Erica about the series. “A lot of people will see themselves. There was so much damage and yet still so much work to be done. I learned that every wound doesn’t have to leave a scar that remains for the rest of your life.”
While known for spreading the gospel of encouragement, the Campbell sisters reveal that they are also in need of uplifting as Tina handles her husband’s infidelity, Erica ruptures her vocal cords and both sisters cope with their father’s untimely passing. The relationship with their manager, Mitchell Solarek, also begins to take a tumultuous turn, proving that the sentiment “when it rains it pours” holds true. “I still believe in God and love,” Tina said as she referenced her personal battles. “I will not live in the horrible space of ‘I’m going to fix him’ or ‘I hate men and marriage.’ You do that for a moment and realize it doesn’t undo anything.” Erica, however, goes on the record that her sister will always have her to lean on, no matter what she is going through. “I’ve always been her protector,” said Erica. “We are ride or die for each other. When she hurts, I hurt.” As Tina shares how she’s moving on, she says, “I’ve tried to have all the answers and my life became filled with chaos and anxiety. So now I don’t go overboard thinking I must have things right all the time.” Currently Tina is working on a book of devotionals and Erica’s solo album, Help, is scheduled for release on March 25.Readers can read the article in its entirety and more in the March 10 issue of JET magazine, on newsstands February 17th.

About JET
JET is the No. 1 African-American news digest and has more than seven million readers. The publication was initially billed as “The Weekly Negro News Magazine,” and is noted for its role in chronicling the early days of the Civil Rights movement. Today’s coverage includes current events, entertainment news, healthy living tips, and fashion and beauty tips. JET was one of the first publications to report on the death of Jordan Davis and Kendrick Johnson, and to do a special investigative report on missing Black children. The magazine has been a staple in homes and businesses of Black Americans since 1951, bringing life to its popular catchphrase: “If it isn’t in JET, it didn’t happen.” JET is the beloved bible of African-Americans and ranks No. 4 in reader engagement. JET franchises include Beauty of Week, Love, and the Fantastic Fathers Father’s Day contest. JET is the first look resource for dynamic, credible and entertaining information regarding the African-American community.

Pastor Rick Warren Hosting Mental Health Forum

For far too long the church has refused to recognize mental illness. In many denominations sufferers are not encouraged to get help, but they are told to simply pray for deliverance. I am a proponet of prayer but I also believe that there are professionals trained to help people with mental and emotional problems. Pastor Rick Warren’s son ffered from mental illness all his life and last year he committed suicide. In March Pastor Warren is sponsoring a Mental health Forum details below.
Studies show that one out of every four adults in America will be affected by mental illness at some point in their lives. The first place many go for help is to their priest or to their pastor because the heart of Jesus and the Church has always been for those who suffer. You are invited to The Gathering on Mental Health and the Church, a one-day event designed to encourage individuals living with mental illness, educate family members, and equip church leaders to provide effective and compassionate care to any faced with the challenges of mental illness. Please join Pastor Rick and Kay Warren of Saddleback Church, Bishop Kevin Vann of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, and NAMI-OC (National Alliance on Mental Illness-Orange County) and other faith and community leaders on Friday, March 28 for a hope-filled and inspiring gathering, as together we call the Church to action on behalf of those living with mental illness, equip lay and pastoral leadership, and stand side by side with those who suffer.

Toya Beasley’s Sistafriendz Stellar Women of Gospel Awards Returns to the Stellar Awards Weekend

Contact: Glynnis Woolridge, Salt & Light Enterprises, 877-837-8909, saltandlightpr@gmail.com

PARLIN, N.J., Jan. 8, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ — The SistaFriendzTM Stellar Women of GospelTM Awards returns to Nashville on Saturday, January 18, 2014 to honor five outstanding female professionals in the Gospel Music Industry. Hosted by Toya Beasley, media personality, industry consultant and CEO of SistaFriendz, this unique event celebrates the contributions of female professionals who work “behind-the-scenes” to help bring Gospel Music to the world. This year’s Honorees are: Monica Bacon, Founder and President of Sovereign Agency; Dr. Teresa Hairston, Founder and Chair of the Gospel Heritage Foundation; Tomeka B. Holyfield, President and CEO of RCM Media Productions and The HELPPPP Agency; Karen Jackson, Director of Marketing and Artist Development for Motown Gospel; and Gwendolyn Quinn, Founder and President of Gwendolyn Quinn.
The SistaFriendz Stellar Women of Gospel Awards will take place at 9:00 a.m. at the new Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Now in its second year, the SistaFriendz Stellar Women of Gospel Awards has become one of the most anticipated events of The Stellar Awards Weekend. “We are incredibly grateful for the overwhelming support for this event from Gospel artists, record labels, industry professionals and media personalities,” said Toya Beasley, Founder & CEO of SistaFriendz and Executive Producer of the Stellar Women of Gospel Awards. “There are an incredible number of exceptional women who are un-sung heroes in the Gospel Music industry, and we produce the only event of its kind where they are honored and celebrated.” Attendance at the SistaFriendz Stellar Women of Gospel Awards is by invitation only. To learn more about the SistaFriendz organization and its programs, please visit http://www.sistafriendz.com.

About Toya Beasley
Toya Beasley is Founder and CEO of SistaFriendz™. Most recently, Ms. Beasley was the well-loved Gospel radio personality at New York’s 98.7 (previously known as KISS FM). She is a media powerhouse trusted by artists, entertainers and the community. She is in constant demand by corporations, the media and other organizations for her inspirational, credible and positive dialogue. A John C. Maxwell Certified Speaker, Teacher and Coach, Ms. Beasley is a sought-after speaker respected for her effectiveness in connecting with audiences in deep and meaningful ways.

About SistaFriendz™
SistaFriendz™ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit mentoring organization established to educate, equip and empower women for success in their personal and professional lives. The organization uses programs, workshops, mentoring sessions, career guidance and other initiatives to help women across the nation understand their true worth so they can reach their full potential. For more information, please visit http://www.sistafriendz.com.


Theme “Branching Out” Promises to Expand Ministry Impact Beyond Church Walls
DALLAS (Jan. 6, 2014) — Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter’s House
and global influencer, is hosting his 2014 International Pastors & Leadership Conference, March 6th – 8th, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The conference aims to help church leaders to transform their ministries and strengthen their organizational infrastructures to serve their communities within an increasingly complex society. Within the core curriculums of: Technology, Leadership, Fine Arts and Administrative Support, the highly anticipated gathering of faith-based experts will equip church executives, leaders and staffs with executive strategies intended to boost their ministries during an ever-changing global and economic
landscape. Taking heed to the 2014 “Branching Out” theme, Bishop Jakes moves beyond the conventional barriers by bringing together culturally, ethnically and denominationally diverse leaders to Orlando to speak to a wide-range of perspectives, expertise and leadership.
“We want to ensure the next generation of leaders maximizes their potential and believe in their dream enough to be exposed to this level of teaching by legends
in the faith” Bishop Jakes remarked. “Developing people is one of the most important things a leader can do. Equipping yourself as a leader but failing to
develop the organizational structure under you can cause unnecessary struggles for any organization. This conference provides that opportunity for individuals
to strengthen those behind-the-scene aspects that often keep leaders from reaching their dreams.” Several thousand are expected to convene at the annual three-day event. For more than 15 years, leaders, church executives, lay-ministers, support staff and fine-arts leaders have come from all corners of the globe to hear from some of
the world’s most knowledgeable leaders and gain revelatory principles to learn how to grow their ministries.
Inaugural Leadership School Graduation This year’s conference marks the second year T.D. Jakes School of Leadership,powered by Regent University will be present and the first year the University will conduct graduation ceremonies for individuals who have successfully
completed the executive course program.

•Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter’s House, a global humanitarian organization and 30,000-member nondenominational, multicultural church located
in Dallas and twice featured on the cover of Time Magazine as “America’s Best Preacher” and as one of the nation’s “25 most influential evangelicals.”
Bishop Charles Blake is the pastor of West Angeles Church of God in Christ.
April 6, 2009, in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama sought Bishop Blake to serve on his 25-person White House Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Pastor Brian Houston is the Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church in Australia. Pastor Houston’s innovative leadership style, teaching resources and podcasts are in high demand. Hillsong Television can be watched from nearly every nation,
through traditional TV platforms and digital Internet technology.
Dr. E. Dewey Smith is the Senior Pastor & Teacher of The House of Hope Atlanta. Smith’s writings have been published in The African American Pulpit
Journal while his media ministry is viewed by millions. Smith has also served on the Board of Directors for the Morehouse School of Religion.
Apostle Frederick K.C. Price is the founder of Crenshaw Christian Center (CCC)
in Los Angeles, California. Author of over 50 books on faith, healing, prosperity, and the Holy Spirit, Apostle Price has established several schools
for ministry and formal education in California and in Africa.
•Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo is the founder of Kingsway International Christian Center. His philanthropic work earned him recognition as one of 5000, invited to carry the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Celebration Torch. He’s been honored several times in the “The Powerlist” a unique publication that profiles and celebrates
the most influential black people in Britain.
Dr. Cynthia James is a Christian Psychologist, whose notable awards extend
from the National Science Foundation Fellowship to the United States President’s Volunteer Action Award. She’s served over 2,000 congregations nationally
providing support in the area of leadership development and congregational
Bishop Vashti McKenzie serves as the 117th elected and consecrated bishop of
the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Her election marked the first time a woman obtained the level of Episcopal office. Currently, she serves as
the presiding prelate of the 10th Episcopal District, which is the entire state
of Texas.

Mrs. Serita A. Jakes is the First Lady of the Potter’s House. As Executive Director of The Potter’s House Women’s Ministries, Mrs. Jakes oversees the
International Ministries for survivors of domestic violence as well as the highly acclaimed God’s Leading Ladies Life Enrichment Program for women.
Bishop Alfred Owens has served as the Dean of the Joint College of African American Pentecostal since 2000. As an adjunct professor at Howard University
School of Divinity he teaches classes in the field of Homiletics and Church Leadership.
•Pastor Any Thompson is the founder and senior pastor of World Overcomers Christian Church in Raleigh/Durham, NC. World Overcomers was recently named the
16th fastest growing church in America, and ranks as the 46th largest church in the nation—according to Outreach Magazine.
Dr. Samuel Chand was named in the top-30 global leadership Gurus list and serves pastors, ministries and businesses as a Leadership Architect and Change Strategist. Dr. Chand has served as senior Pastor, college President, Chancellor
and President Emeritus.

COGIC Pastor Michael Bryant arrested for molesting 16 year old

This story is particularly disturbing. Pastor Michael Bryant is accused of fondling a 16 year old girl. the girl told her mother about the behavior a year ago but the mother and the pastor decided to pray that God would take these thoughts our of the pastor’s mind. What? The mother should have taken her daughter to the police but she didn’t and the girls aunt did take her to the authorities. It is wonderful to have faith in your pastor, but not blind faith. Bryant is a man charged with a very serious crime and if he is proven guilty he will serve some serious time, but this is not a reflection on God this is a reflection on Bryant. My question is should the mother be charged?


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