What Islam is Really About

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(2 Corinthians 6:14)

What Islam is really about! This past week, we have seen another clear example of what Islam is really about. Several Qu’rans were accidentally burned in Afghanistan and the result has been riots, the killing of 4 innocent Americans, and dozen other innocent Americans injured. This is how Muslims always react to what the perceive to be an affront to their false religion. Remember the riots and deaths after a Dutch paper published a cartoon showing Mohammed with a bomb in his headdress? Or any number of incidents in the past few years that simply illustrate that this “relgion of peace” is nothing but a satanically inspired lie propagated by hatred, violence, terror, and death!

*I wonder if I burned 1,000 Bibles how many would riot or start killing innocent people? My guess, it wouldn’t happen since Christians forgive those who wrong them, while Muslims kill those who wrong them!!!

In this day of watered down sermons, compromised pastors, churches full of warm bodies and not converts through man-made seeker/purpose driven/emerging church marketing strategies guaranteed not to offend anyone, a growing number of “churches” that embrace and support gross sins like homosexuality and abortion, a time where the better percentage of two full generations have never even been to church causing many to buy into the lies of cults, false religions, and new age philosophies, why is it a surprise to see a growing movement that blends Christianity and Islam, better known as CHRISLAM.

Chrislam, or the “Will of God Mission,” is a Nigerian syncretic religion which mixes elements of both Christianity and Islam founded in the 1980′s in Lagos, Nigeria. Chrislam uses both the Bible and the Qu’ran as their holy texts. The sad reality is that Chrislam is now being practiced here in the United States, and being supported by over 130 “pastors.” This has stemmed from the gutless motivational preachers of our day who embrace the ecumenical movements that seek to harmonize Christianity with other false religions and cults.

Let me be clear. Chrislam is simply the latest lie from hell that seeks to lead the souls of men to hell for all eternity. There is only ONE TRUTH, and that is found in the Bible! I find it sad that it is so-called Christian pastors embracing this lie, and not Muslim imams! The ecumenical movement asks Christians to lay aside the absolutes of the Bible in order to “get along.” The reality is there are far too many “pastors” willing to do just that.

The poster child for these compromised pastors is Pastor Rick Warren. For years I have been warning you about this man who chooses to compromise the Gospel at every turn in order to advance his own agenda. Warren has consistently hosted leaders of cults and false religions at his church, allowing them to spread their satanically inspired lies directly from His pulpit! I shared a Devotional back in 2009 when Warren spoke to a major Islamic group. Warren started his speech with this quote, “”Before we ‘shake your hand’ in responding to your letter, we ask forgiveness of the All-Merciful One and of the Muslim community around the world.”

He has now started an outreach to Muslims. The starting point for this outreach? Warren has agreed that the God of the Bible and the allah of Isalm are one in the same!!! Are you kidding me? As I have clearly shared in previous Devotionals, the God of the Bible and the “allah” of Islam are NOT THE SAME! There is only one God, THE GOD OF THE BIBLE! The “allah” of Islam doesn’t even exist! What they worship in Mecca is a black rock! Warren’s goal should be about converting Muslims, not lying to them about who God is!!!

As I have shared with you in numerous Devotionals, the goal of Islam is to turn every nation Islamic, and those who won’t convert, the infidels, are to be killed. This is what the Qu’ran says! The 1400-year history of Islam is well documented, and it has been one of terror, war, and death, as it is this day. Islam does not want peace, only domination. Just like cults such as Mormonism seek out high profile Christians to sell out the faith in order to give them credibility, the same is true with a false relgion like Islam. In order to gain footing and add numbers in a nation like the United States, they use compromised men like Warren and others who will give credibility to their lies that they want peace. Islam is as much about peace as the Mormon cult is about Christianity! Islam was never, is not now, and never will be about peace!!!

I love you and care about you so much. You need to be aware of these new movements that are out there, designed to lead people away from the Truth of the Bible. People email me all the time asking why I hammer men like Rick Warren, Robert Schuller, those who sell out to cult members like Beck and Romney such as David Barton, John Hagee, Jay Sekulow, Ralph Reed, and others. THIS IS WHY! This is about the eternal souls of men! The spiritual dearth in this nation has created a perfect atmosphere for the cults, false religions, and new age philosophies to lead lost souls astray with their lies, which will ultimately lead them to an eternity in the flames of hell!

This is why I ask you to pray and support God’s work here at Liveprayer. Over these 12 years, the Lord has allowed us to develop the proven tools to reach the lost and hurting masses in the marketplace all over the world. Now more than ever, in day of weak, watered down, gutless, and compromised preaching, the basic Truth of the Bible and the simple Gospel message must be heard, since it is the only hope for each person as well as our nation!

Even 5 years ago, a satanic lie like Chrislam would have been rejected by the church. The fact it is being embraced by so many “churches” today, is simply more proof of the depth of spiritual decay in this nation. As I shared with you, God’s judgment is already being meted out on this wicked nation through the economic hardships, having a true enemy of God as President, and the bold rise of evil we see all around us each day. Our time is very limited if we are to save the soul of this nation. Please pray about standing with me and helping me to insure our voice is heard by millions worldwide each day, as we work to lead this nation and the lost back to God and His Truth!

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

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God Gave His Children Everything Needed to Sustain this Life

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(Genesis 9:3)

God, in His infinite wisdom, gave His children everything needed to sustain this life. I have always maintained that the Bible contains everything we need for every aspect of our life. That includes what we eat. In the study I have done in regard to Biblical diets, I have to admit that the dietary laws found in the book of Leviticus are perfect for sustaining our bodies and health throughout this life. God made us, He should know best what it takes to run these human machines we use during this lifetime.

Now, I have to be the first to admit that I DO NOT eat according to the dietary laws found in the book of Leviticus. I don?t see a trip through the McDonald’s drive-thru, drinking a liter of Coke to wash down hot dogs and pizza, or even a pint of Haagen Daze ice cream anywhere in the Bible. I have made up my mind to do better. God has blessed me with great health throughout my life. I have been able to eat whatever I wanted whenever I wanted and never worry about gaining weight. I have just been blessed. That still gives me no excuse for abusing my temple the way I do and not taking the proper care of it that I should.

As you know from reading these Devotionals, our purpose in this life is to serve and glorify God. Only God knows when our work here is over and we graduate to Heaven. So it is our responsibility during this life to maintain to the best of our ability our bodies, so that we are at maximum efficiency in our ability to serve the Lord. That means getting the proper exercise, and eating the right foods. There is enough research on the books to tell us that how we feel each day, our immune system, many infirmities we get, even major diseases can be greatly affected and influenced by our diet.

That being the case, it is then incumbent on us to research and discipline our eating habits so that we are putting into our bodies the best things possible. It is amazing how much more we can accomplish each day when we feel good, when we have energy. It becomes our responsibility to be the best we possibly can each day to serve God, and that means eating the things that will keep our bodies healthy and strong.

I really do love you and care about you. I have been involved long enough in the nutritional world through my study of the Word, to know that it does make a big difference what we put into our bodies each day. I received so many wonderful emails after my Devotional on Gluttony before last Christmas, thanking me for talking about something that is clearly defined as sin in the Word, yet seldom discussed. While I do my best each day to prepare you and try to encourage you to be the best servant of God you possibly can be, today it has been necessary to point out an obvious but often overlooked aspect of our service.

It is difficult for God to use us when we are always tired, when we are always sick, when we have neglected ourselves to the point we have trouble just getting around each day. I want to challenge you today to pray about this part of your life and ask God to help you to have the discipline to take control over your Temple. Ask Him to give you the discipline to exercise regularly and to eat the right things so that you are in the best health possible. I will be praying for you.

In closing, I have done much research in this area and have tried my best to help give you a push in the right direction. Now it is up to you. If you have prayed about this, and know God is calling you to take control over this aspect of your life, then NOW is the time. TODAY is the day!!!

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2012, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Economic Crisis and its Impact on the Gospel

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(Jonah 3:10)

The economic crisis and its impact on the Gospel. One of the sad byproducts to the economic crisis this nation has been experiencing for the past 3 years is the impact it has had on the Gospel. The Gospel is free, but there are costs involved in taking that free message of Christ to the lost and hurting. Jesus had a treasurer, due to the fact that He and His disciples had to have funds to meet their daily needs as they ministered during those 3 years. In Paul’s letters to the churches you will find some of the best fundraising challenges ever given as he took the Gospel to the world of his day.

Let me explain what has happened. Every church, every ministry, every non-profit organization depends on a small percentage of large donors for anywhere from 30%-70% of that organization’s budget, while counting on the faithfulness of others to make up the difference. The fact is, it has always been a few who have fed the many. How many people had food to share and were not willing to give it up when the little boy sacrificed his few fishes and loaves which allowed the Lord to feed the multitudes?

Sadly, every day I get emails of churches and ministries closing due to a lack of funds. With the horrible economic decisions this current administration has made, there is really little chance of things getting any better soon, so there is no doubt this trend will continue. In addition to the horrible economic decisions being made in Washington, it is the desire by the Obama administration to cut the amount people can contribute to charities. This will only further hurt giving more to charities as many people do factor in the tax advantages in their giving.

I told you 4 years ago that if elected President, the Obama government would seek to control all aspects of life, including religion. Did you know that prior to the 1930s when the government began to get involved in feeding the hungry, taking care of the elderly, and a whole array of social issues, the church had always been the primary place where those needs were met? Slowly over the years, the government got more involved, the church less involved, until now most social programs are run by the government and the church has turned its focus to slick marketing campaigns and building
multi-million-dollar facilities.

What has happened over the last several years is that many of these large donors have been crushed. Many who had jobs they worked their lifetime to acquire, making $100k-$3m and more, were either lost or their income dropped dramatically. On top of that, many have seen their investment portfolios also drop by 20%, 50%, even more. So those people who were able to give large amounts of money, were now simply trying to restructure their own finances just to survive. Many of the key people churches, ministers, and other non-profits counted on for a large percentage of their funding were no longer able to give.

Liveprayer has also been adversely affected by the economic crisis. Over these many years, we have built up a wonderful group of approximately 30 people who not only gave significant amounts each year to help God’s work here, but they were people I could call in an emergency and they could immediately send $5k, $10k, even more if the need existed. That group of 30 is now down to 1. This has not only affected our ability to raise what we need to operate each month, but when those times arise when we need funds quickly, there simply isn’t place to go any longer.

BUT GOD IS IN CONTROL!!! One of my prayers each day is that the Lord will raise up NEW people for this special group of large donors. God always has a ram in the bush, and I know that despite the economic crisis, there are still many out there who He has protected, who have resources, and can step up and carry the banner others have carried over these past 13 years of Liveprayer.

One dear man whose family God richly blessed, loved our work here and was able to give over a million dollars to help fund the Liveprayer TV program on secular networks passed away a few years ago. I know there are several who are part of the Live family who have those types of resources, and am asking them to pray about stepping in to fill the critical role that dear brother played for many years. We are doing what nobody else is doing in boldly, visibly, and without compromise taking God’s Truth to this lost world through the secular media. God gives us all jobs to perform, and for some, He has blessed you with resources so that you can help finance His word

PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE AND HEAR MY HEART! I didn’t get into the ministry 20 years ago for money or for fame, but to simply serve the Lord. I could have easily taken the path everyone else takes, go onto the Christian TV and radio networks, preach to the choir, have huge buildings, a new Gulfstream private jet, multiple huge homes, brand new luxury cars, and lived a very simply, easy life. Instead, I have worked the past 13 years out of the back of a used-car lot, my home has been mortgaged 2-3x to meet the ministry’s financial needs, I drive a care with 110,000 miles on it, and deal daily with people who want to see me dead for the Biblical stand I take. That is fine, since my only desire is to serve the Lord and do my part in leading people to faith in Christ and this nation back to God and His Truth.

As we head into the last 3 days of the month, we still need to bring in $30,000 to cover our basic monthly operational costs. I am asking you to take a second and seek the Lord what HE is calling you to do to help me this month. For some, it may be a gift of $5, others $50, others $100, and still others $1,000 or more. The Bible teaches to give according to your ability to give. All I ask is that you pray, and be obedient to give as the Lord purposes in your heart to help me today.

Also, I desperately need $10,000 of those funds immediately in order to cover basic operational needs that are past due. I am praying for the Lord to send one or two people who can wire or overnight those funds today. If you are able to help me with a gift today of $5,000 or more, please email me at: bkeller@liveprayer.com and I will give you our bank wire info or our FedEx account info.

TO GIVE A GIFT TO LIVEPRAYER, you can use your major credit card on our secure server at: http://www.liveprayer.com under the “Donation” link, you can give using your PayPal account using my email address: bkeller@liveprayer.com,or you can mail your gift to: Liveprayer, 6660 46th Ave. North, St.Petersburg, FL 33709. All gifts to Liveprayer are 100% tax deductible.

I love you and care about you so much. Our work here at Liveprayer is not quite finished yet, however, I can’t do this alone. I need people who want to make an impact with their life for God. This is the time for true men and women of God to step up. This is not a drill, the soul and future of this nation is hanging in the balance. God has given us the tools and the ability to lead this charge back to His Truth while saving souls in the process. I will pay the personal price to lead this charge, but I can’t do it alone. I need your help!

Just a thought. Despite my incredible schedule each day, I am willing to fly anywhere in the country on the weekend to speak at you church or in your home or other location to a group you assemble. Over the course of this year, my only mission is to help lead this nation back to God and to Biblical Truth, and my life is His. I will do whatever I have to do to bring God’s people together as we take our stand for Him. If you would like me to come speak at your church or to a group you assemble, just email me at bkeller@liveprayer.com and we can set that up.

Also, everyone knows someone. Please pray about who you know who God has blessed financially who love the Lord and probably don’t know about Liveprayer. Very few in who stay in the Christian circles and who give to ministries know about us since our work is exclusively in the marketplace, reaching the lost masses. People give tens of thousands, millions to build buildings and other efforts that will have little impact. This is about changing the spiritual direction of this nation while saving souls in the process.

Throughout these past 13 years, the Liveprayer family has answered the call, and because of our faithfulness, tens of millions of lives around the world have been impacted for Christ and over 600,000 souls we know of will be in Heaven. God has one last job for us before our work here is over, and that is to lead this nation back to God and to Biblical Truth. There is nothing we will ever do greater than to serve the Lord. This is our opportunity. This is our time. God is calling us. I have answered His call, will you help me??? .

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2012, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Is it Proper to Baptize Your Baby

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(Psalms 127:3, 1 Samuel 1:11, 26-28, Deuteronomy 6:4-7)
Is it proper to baptize your baby? This is a question that I get every day so today I want to address this issue of infant baptism, and deal with baptism in general since there is some erroneous teaching on this wonderful experience every follower of Christ should enjoy in their life. Like many people, I was “baptized” as a baby in the church I grew up in. Even though I was saved in 1970, rededicated my life to the Lord in 1990, it wasn’t until Good Friday 1994 that I was actually baptized.

A dear man, Dave Scott, who became my spiritual father in 1992 and went home to be with the Lord last year, donned a wet suit on that chilly Chicago morning in 1994. I was in just a pair of shorts as we waded out into the freezing waters of Lake Michigan off of Oak Street Beach. After we prayed, I went under the icy water and moments later came up, symbolizing the washing away of my sins and identifying my life with the life of Jesus. It was a special moment for me and one that I will never forget as long as I live.

So let’s get back to the initial question, is it proper to baptize your baby? The answer is NO! There is NOTHING Biblical about baptizing a baby. Baptism is the act of someone who has accepted Christ by faith, identifying their life with the life of Christ in this symbolic act. It is the act of a person who has made the choice to accept Christ into their heart and life by faith, and is symbolic of going into the water a sinner, and coming out of the water washed clean by the blood of Jesus. Subsequently, since a baby is not yet at a place in their life to make the choice to accept or reject Christ, baptizing a baby is a meaningless act.

Please understand this important fact. BAPTISM DOES NOT SAVE YOU! You can’t save your baby by having your baby baptized. Each person matures at a different pace, but at some point, every person with a sound mind reaches the place in their life where they are accountable for their decision to accept or reject Christ. A baby is clearly not able to mentally comprehend they are a sinner and make the conscious choice to accept or reject Christ in their life. The fact is God will hold each person accountable for the light they have had in their life, so if a baby dies they are without question forever with the Lord for all eternity.

What IS PROPER, is to dedicate your baby to the Lord. That is Biblical. We have the great example in 1 Samuel of Hannah dedicating her baby Samuel to the Lord. Every parent should have a time of dedication as they present their baby to God and dedicate that child’s life to the Lord’s service. As I have spoken often recently about parenting and a parent’s greatest ministry being to their children, this is part of that responsibility as you offer up your child to God and ask for God’s blessings on your child’s life.

Let me quickly address the erroneous teachings of a few churches on the issue of baptism. The Church of Christ denomination and some other churches hold to the false teaching that you have to be baptized in order to be saved. This is NOT true and it is NOT Scriptural. Ephesians 2:8 and 9 clearly tell us that we are saved by 1) faith in Jesus Christ, and 2) God’s grace. PERIOD! Nothing else. No amount of good works can save you, no additional acts are required. Salvation is a supernatural spiritual experience that transforms the eternal soul of a person from being separated from God their Creator due to their sin, to being forever connected with God their Creator because their sins have been forgiven by their faith in Christ. Baptism is a physical act. THERE ARE NO PHYSICAL ACTS REQUIRED TO BE SAVED!

*Please do me a favor. I am NOT going to engage anyone in an email debate over this issue. If you are part of the Church of Christ denomination or another church that teaches the unbiblical doctrine of Baptismal Regeneration, you are free to believe whatever you want. I am well aware of the arguments those who hold to this erroneous teaching make to try and support their position. But a careful and complete study of the WHOLE counsel of God clearly teaches that baptism is NOT part of the salvation process, but simply an act of obedience AFTER a person is saved.

So why should a person even bother getting baptized if it isn’t necessary for their salvation? Someone who has committed their heart and life to Christ by faith will have a deep desire to follow the life of Jesus, to identify with His life. Baptism is a public act of identification with Christ. It is the symbolic act of the washing away of our sins. It is a way for a follower of Christ to proclaim their allegiance to Him thru a physical act. I have had the honor to baptize hundreds of people over these past 17 years, and I would encourage anyone who has committed their heart and life to Jesus Christ by faith to have this special experience. It is one you will cherish the rest of the days of your life.

I love you and care about you so much. I know many parents are confused about whether to have their babies baptized and I pray this word today will help you understand that it makes no sense to baptize your baby, but is God’s desire for you to dedicate your child to the Lord. I also want to encourage anyone who has accepted the Lord into your heart and life by faith and has never been baptized to do so. Not so that you are saved, you are already saved. But to enjoy that wonderful experience of identifying your life with the life of Jesus. It is a special experience in the life of every Believer.

I will be praying for you today. Praying that as you go through your day-to-day life you will never forget that you are a child of God, a blood-bought son or daughter of the Lord Jesus Christ. A wonderful way to never forget that great truth is by being baptized. Every time you remember that special moment when you went under the water and came up, you will be reminded that your sins have been forgiven, that once you were lost and now you are found, that because of your faith in Jesus Christ you have the assurance of everlasting life as well as the peace, joy, and abundance of this life. Baptism is a great reminder of your faith!

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2012, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Washington and Maryland Legalizing Gay Marriage

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(Genesis 18:16-19:28)

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Galatians 6:7

In light of the states of Washington and Maryland legalizing gay marriage, let me assure you that God will not be mocked and will have the last word. Let me say that one more time for you, GOD WILL NOT BE MOCKED AND THE ALMIGHTY WILL HAVE THE LAST WORD!!! As I stated many years ago, the United States is a modern day Sodom and Gomorrah!!!

*I also must give credit to NJ Gov. Chris Christie for vetoing a gay marriage bill that was passed by the NJ legislature. We can only pray for more men and women in those positions of power to take a stand for God’s Holy Institution of Marraige!!!

As I watched the celebrations, led by those in the media, by those who choose to engage in this type of unhealthy, unnatural, and perverted sexual acts, the Holy Spirit spoke to me clearly and said, “I WILL NOT BE MOCKED…I WILL HAVE THE LAST WORD JUST LIKE I DID AT SODOM AND AT GOMORRAH!!! May those with ears hear what the Lord is saying!

The purpose of this Devotional today is to warn those who are not aware to what extent the pro-homosexual agenda is being fulfilled and to hopefully wake up the bloated, weak, and apathetic church that has to bear much of the responsibility for the moral decay of our culture. The goal of those who have chosen the homosexual lifestyle is to justify their sinful choice that is inherently destructive both to society and themselves. They are trying to force society to validate legally and ethically their choice of sexual behavior and relationships, and to enact laws that allow them to promote this sinful choice to our children as normal, even desirable behavior.

It is sad to watch openly gay national cable news network anchors at MSNBC and CNN, along with the rest of the news media, openly rooting for the radical homosexual agenda. Even FOX News won’t take a real stand on this issue since that would be bad for their business. Sadly, there is not one so-called “Christian” in the news media with the guts to take a stand against the homosexual lobby in this nation. How long do you think a Christian newscaster or anchor would last if they took a stand for Biblical Truth on this or any other issue of the day?

I don’t condemn the homosexual community for where our culture is in regard to this sin, I condemn the church! It was the church and a generation of gutless pastors who sat back in silence, or worse yet, actually worked to insure this sin would infest every part of our society. We have nobody to blame but ourselves!!! This whole issue really boils down to, who wants it bad enough. Who is more motivated and willing to go the extra mile to present their beliefs to the masses and influence our culture.

Let me say right up front, sin is sin in God’s eyes. No sin is greater than another. The sin of homosexuality is no more, or no less a sin than murder, adultery, stealing, lying, gossiping, or gluttony. THE REASON THIS SIN IS BEING SINGLED OUT AND ADDRESSED IS BECAUSE THOSE WHO COMMIT IT ARE PROUD OF THEIR SIN AND PROMOTE IT AS AN ACCEPTABLE LIFESTYLE! People who commit adultery do NOT have parades to celebrate their sin. People who commit murder do NOT have political action committees to make murder legal. People who steal do not have high school clubs and try to teach children that stealing is acceptable behavior. Homosexuality is a SIN in the eyes of God and is something to be ashamed of, NOT proud of.

Theologically, this is not even a debatable issue. All through the Bible, from the Old Testament through the New, homosexuality is defined by God as a sin. PERIOD. God calls it an ABOMINATION! I have heard the tortured theological arguments homosexuals have made, but there is absolutely NO WAY to change the fact this act is a sin. Just because there is now a homosexual version of the Bible where they have literally changed the passages that call this act a sin, that DOES NOT change God’s inspired, inerrant Word. Just because there is a fast growing homosexual-friendly denomination-the Metropolitan Community of Churches- that does NOT change the fact God calls this act a sin. I can guarantee you if I started a church that taught adultery was acceptable and wonderful behavior, I could fill stadiums on Sunday morning!

THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN CHANGE THE FACT GOD CALLS HOMOSEXUALITY A SIN!!! The two greatest lies the pro-homosexual community has put out are: 1) homosexuality is something that you are “born with”; 2) 10% or more in our society are homosexual. First, modern science has CLEARLY rejected and been unable to prove that ANYONE is “born gay.” You are born with black skin or white skin, your are born with blue eyes or green eyes. Taking your pants of to have sex is a CHOICE!!!

IT IS A CHOICE! PEOPLE CHOOSE TO ENGAGE IN HOMOSEXUAL BEHAVIOR! LIKE ALL SIN, ONCE YOU DO IT LONG ENOUGH, IT MAY SEEM “NATURAL,” BUT IT IS STILL A CHOICE THAT YOU MAKE. Also, all legitimate studies done by the non-homosexual community clearly show that less then 1% of the population EVER engage in this type of sexual sin.

Of course, anyone who dares to speak up on this issue is labeled as “intolerant” and a “homophobe.” They also use the word “homophobe” to intimidate people from speaking out against their sexual choice. Since I started Liveprayer 5 1/2 years ago, I receive an average of 5-6 death threats a month. By far, the largest number of those threats over the years have been after running a Devotional on this issue. Every time I deal with this issue on my television program, I immediately receive the most hateful, nasty, vile emails that you can imagine.

But I can promise you one thing, I WILL NOT BE SILENT! I CANNOT BE SILENT ON THIS ISSUE BECAUSE IT IS NOT ONLY A BONDAGE MANY MEN AND WOMEN NEED TO BE SET FREE FROM, BUT IT IS HELPING TO DESTROY THE FAMILY!

I love you and care about you so much. THE GREATEST PROBLEM IN OUR NATION TODAY IS THE DESTRUCTION OF MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY. God’s definition of marriage is one man and one woman for one lifetime. We have literally watched marriage become perverted and destroyed over the past 40 years. The destruction of the marriage will be the ultimate destruction of our society. THAT is why this issue is so critical, because it destroys God’s holy institution of marriage!

The church better wake up and realize that while they have been building great buildings and getting fat, satan has been busy using the sin of homosexuality to destroy marriage. As much of an abomination as gay marriage is, equally as abominable to God are “churches” that accept homosexuality as a normal lifestyle! Parents, you better wake up and be aware that your daughters are being taught at school that it is “cool” to have sex with other girls, it is called “lesbian chic.” You also better be aware that your sons are being taught having a boyfriend is the “in thing.” Lastly, you better be VERY AWARE of what is on television, in music, and out in the culture that is constantly sending the message to your children that homosexuality is a normal and acceptable CHOICE!

As those who follow Christ, we also have a responsibility to pray for those who are in this bondage, for God to open their hearts to the truth of His Word, and to turn from their sin. Until Jesus returns, we will always have those who choose a perverted form of sex with those of their own gender, just like we will always have those who choose to pervert sex by having it outside of the bonds of marriage. While we can never accept their choice since it is clearly against God’s Word, we must pray for them, just like we must pray for everyone who is battling sin in their life.

For those reading this who are currently fighting homosexuality, let me tell you that God has never stopped loving you, and is simply waiting for you to turn from your sin and come back to Him. We serve a God of deliverance from sin, a God of forgiveness, and a God of restoration. Millions have turned from the sin of homosexuality and found complete restoration and fulfillment in living a life according to God’s plan. What He did for someone else, He can do for you! I pray today that you hear these words, and choose to find freedom from your sin today. That freedom is only a prayer away!

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2012, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Ultimate Fighting is the Hottest Sport

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(Matthew 7:12, 22:37-39)

Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:37-39

Ultimate fighting is the hottest “sport,” how far have we really come (or not), from the days of the Roman Coliseum? One of the contentions I have consistently made over the years is that man has never really changed from the Garden of Eden. We read about man’s inhumanity to man as early as the 4th chapter of Genesis in the story of Cain and Abel. Those sad stories are still being told every day in the news. Most recently the mother in Texas who hung herself and three of her children. Since man’s fall in the Garden, evil has been part of the human experience and is all around us. It takes on many forms. One of those forms has been evil masquerading as sport.

Throughout human history, sports, men competing against each other has been part of our world. In the capitalistic world of today, never before has sport become such a huge and lucrative business. It is very rare to find sports being played in its purest form any longer. In 2007 sports at almost every level are guided and ruled by one thing, money. In looking back on the history of sports, there have always been those physical competitions pitting one man’s strength and abilities against another. Most of these “fighting sports” like wrestling and boxing concluded when one man had an advantage over the other. However, there has always been more violent and brutal forms of fighting that often included weapons. These types of fights would only end when one man killed the other.

We often think back to the days of the Roman Coliseum. The “sporting events” they hosted with capacity crowds in attendance were fights amongst men to the death. As one man would gain an advantage over his opponent, the fight would conclude with the “death shot.” This would literally be one man killing the other to the wild cheers of the crowd. The halftime show at these Coliseum events would include taking men and women, often Christians, and putting them in the ring with a team of hungry lions. Of course, it was only a matter of time before each met their horrible death in the jaws of the lion, again, as the crowd cheered on. Of course we look at those days and say how barbaric, how inhumane, who could find any pleasure in seeing such brutality and death?

Well, the answer to that is WE WOULD! The hottest new “sport” that is now getting mainstream acceptance is ultimate fighting. Ultimate fighting has evolved from the underground fight clubs where men would fight other men with no rules or any other goal but to incapacitate their opponent. The underground fight clubs in Asia have been famous for centuries and death was often the end result for the loser of those fights. Years ago when ultimate fighting began to emerge in the United States as a form of sport, it was still in a pretty no-holds-barred brutal form. As corporate money has begun to flow into this new sport, they have instituted more rules, doing that to sanitize the action in able to market it to a more mainstream audience.

However, even in this sanitized form, it is still a brutal contest between two men with the goal of incapacitating your opponent. I will guarantee you that as this sport gains in popularity, there will emerge competing “leagues” who will do away with many of the new rules to take it back to a more brutal form that the masses will crave. I have said for many years now, that there is only one place for reality television to go, one place for Pay-Per-View events to go, and that is to display people getting killed. The only thing that is missing from ultimate fighting is the “death shot,” that moment when one man has clearly beat his opponent, rendered him helpless, and then wins the match by killing him. I have no doubt that it won’t be very long before you will be able to pay $79 on PPV and see that type of “sporting event.”

My friend, we humans have an incredible capacity to hurt others. Sadly, we see it every day here at Liveprayer. Most do it in non-violent ways. Selfishly leaving your spouse and often your children after many years of marriage. Saying things that we know will hurt someone. Making decisions that inflict pain in people’s lives. There are endless ways man inflicts heartache and pain on others. Why do people love to commit the sin of gossiping so much? They love to hear of others pain. Why do we drive by a car accident and have to slow down to look? We have this morbid curiosity with seeing others in pain.

The fact is, most people don’t love their neighbor nor do they “do unto others.” That is why those who follow these admonitions from the Lord stand out. It is not normal in this fallen world to love others as you love yourself. It is not normal in this fallen world to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. These princilpes go against the grain of how the world lives and teaches people to live. This world teaches people to love themselves above all, to put themselves first at all times. This world teaches to do unto others before they do unto you. It is the law of the jungle, kill before you are killed. So with this being the prevailing mindset of how the world lives, it is no wonder man has no real capacity to love or care for other men. That mindset transcends even to the “sports” they watch to entertain themselves.

I love you and care about you so much. The ultimate fighting craze is only a microcosm of where we are as a people, but I believe a very telling one. It only demonstrates that our desire to be entertained by watching men suffer now becoming a mainstream form of entertainment, is simply further proof of how far our society and culture has deteriorated. It is also further proof of how far away we are from God. We no longer even try to hide our gross sexual perversion or our debauchery. We no longer have any shame or guilt and curse those who remind us of our sins. We live in open and defiant rebellion to the God of the Bible, His Truth and have rejected the love of Jesus in our lives.

We escape through the use of alcohol, drugs, gambling, deny our flesh nothing as we feed it with pornography and illicit sex of every kind imaginable, and find entertainment in seeing men brutalized and killed. Oh, now more than ever this lost world needs to turn to Jesus. He is the only answer and hope. I realize that the world doesn’t want to hear about the Lord, but we see every day the destroyed lives of people who are looking for hope. That is why we do this each day. Fight to reach as many as we can through the Internet. Fight to reach as many as we can through the TV program. Look for new ways to reach the lost masses. I know there are people who are looking for a better life, who are tired of living in sin, who do yearn for real peace and joy. That is why with every breath I have, I will keep doing all I can to reach them with the hope and love of Jesus!

Please pray today for those you know who may find ultimate fighting entertaining. They have bought into the lies of this world that it is acceptable to enjoy watching men brutalize each other. Like drugs, and alcohol, and sex, and gambling, once their appetite for such violence is whetted, they will need to see more brutality, more violence to satisfy their cravings. Ultimately, only seeing men die in the name of sport will satisfy them. This is not a fad that will go away. It is not only here to stay, but will evolve into more brutal forms as the years go by. Ultimately, like in all things, the only real answer is to see the hearts of men changed by the power of God. Changed from hearts that seek to view their neighbor destroyed, to hearts that seek to love their neighbor as their selves.

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2012, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Can You Actually Baptize a Dead Person

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(2 Corinthians 5:8)

Can you actually baptize a dead person? Over the years, I have done my best to educate you on the heretical beliefs of those in the satanic Mormon cult. Despite calling themselves Christians, Mormon doctrine is 100% INCONSISTENT with Biblical Christianity and a Mormon is no more a Christian than a Muslim is. Despite his moniker “the truth lives here,” every time Glenn Beck calls himself a Christian he is LYING!

To educate yourself, you can go to the Devotional archives on the Liveprayer.com website. Every Devotional I have written since we started August 31, 1999 is there, searchable by keyword or date. Just type in the keyword MORMON and every Devotional I have written dealing with this cult and their beliefs will come up. You can read exactly what Mormons believe and why when Beck, Romney, or anyone in their cult use the names God and Jesus, they are NOT speaking of the God and Jesus of the Bible!

Today, I want to share with you another one of the false beliefs the Mormon cult holds, and that is the baptism of the dead. It is very simple. Beck, Romney, and those in their cult believe that you can baptize a dead person and transfer them from hell to heaven. Let me be very up clear so nobody misses this, the Bible teaches that ONCE A PERSON DIES, THEIR ETERNAL FATE IS SEALED! Again, ONCE A PERSON DIES, THEIR ETERNAL FATE IS SEALED!

As long as a person has breath, they have the opportunity to ask Christ to forgive their sins and accept Him into their heart and life by faith and be saved. Even if it is with their last breath, a person can be saved. However, once you take that last breath it is too late. At that instant, you either know Christ as your Savior by faith, or you have rejected Christ as your Savior by faith. You are instantly either “with the Lord” for all eternity in Heaven, or you are cast into hell from which there is NO ESCAPE!

For those who don’t know, all of the major genealogy websites were created by and for Mormons. They are now being marketed for a huge profit as a way for people to look up their relatives. However, they were initially created for the purpose of Mormons tracing their ancestors who were long dead, in order to baptize them! There was a recent controversy over Mormons baptizing dead Jews from the World War 2 era.

Let me also state that one of the man-made traditions of the Catholic Church is this state called “purgatory.” Catholics believe purgatory is a place of limbo where a person has to stay for a period of time because of their sins, and at some point, they are able to leave and be in Heaven. There is absolutely ZERO Biblical support for this fantasy.

Actually, the belief in purgatory contradicts what the Bible teaches, since the only way our sins can be cleaned is by repenting, confessing our sins to the Lord, and asking Him to forgive us and accept Him into our heart and life by faith. The only way our sins are taken from us is by the blood of Christ. No amount of money, no amount of good works, no amount of punishment can cleanse your from your sins. Only faith in Christ can do that!

Praise God that the other morning on MSNBC, Franklin Graham finally did what he failed to do on several previous occasions, and that is to clearly state that Romney and those in his cult like Beck are NOT Christians. It is about time men and women of faith quit side-stepping this FACT, since the eternal souls of people are at stake. As a matter of fact, after appearing on about 40 different times on various FOX News programs, I was blackballed for that very issue, telling the truth that Mormons are not Christians. The secular media is out to silence anyone who dares to simply state the Truth of the Bible about the issues of the day, since it contradicts their anti-Biblical worldview.

Of course, on his radio program Wednesday, Beck shared his views on what Graham said about his Mormon cult. This was VERY INSTRUCTIVE and you need to forward this to everyone you know who listens to and supports Beck. Beck said that he believes in Jesus and God. However, he failed to mention that the “god” of his cult is NOT the God of the Bible, but someone who used to be a man who rose to God-status. He failed to mention his “jesus” is NOT the Jesus of the Bible, but a created being (NOT A DEITY AS THE BIBLE TEACHES) from the sexual union between his cult’s man/god and Mary who is also the brother of Lucifer and was in the United States during his life and will return, not to the Mt. of Olives as the Bible teaches, but to Independence, Missouri.

Beck than went on to say a Christian is someone who acts like a Christian and that he knows Gandhi is in Heaven. ARE PEOPLE REALLY THAT STUPID TO FOLLOW THIS CULT MEMBER WHO REALY BELIEVES THESE THINGS IN TOTAL CONTRADICTION TO THE BIBLE? You are a Christian because you have asked Jesus to forgive your sins and asked Him into your heart and life by faith. There is no amount of money you can give to charity to save your soul! Good works can’t save you no matter how good you are since the Bible says there are NONE THAT ARE GOOD because we are all sinners!

Beck goes on to say we must forget about our theological differences and stick together to survive. REALLY? What you believe DOES MATTER! We will all die one day, and at that moment your good works, how much money you gave to charity, NOTHING will matter except if you have accepted the Jesus of the Bible bay faith! Beck is simply parroting the new age lie from hell that if you are good enough, it doesn’t matter what church you go to or what you believe. THAT IS A LIE FROM HELL DESIGNED TO LURE SOULS TO HELL!!!

That is why it is so sickening for me to see supposed men of God like James Robison sucking up to a cult member like Beck, giving Beck’s lie that he is a Christian credibility to people who simply don’t know what Beck and those in his cult believe. Last week I spoke about Robison selling out as other high profile Christians have to support Beck. Stupid me. I found out yesterday that Robison just released a new book, and in order to sell books, he is appearing with Beck to help him continue the lie that he is a Christian instead of what he really is, the member of a satanic cult leading souls to hell. I certainly hope the souls Robison is helping Beck to lead to hell with the false beliefs of his cult is worth the sale of a few books!

I love you and care about you so much. The Bible tells us in the last days the very elect would be deceived. As the nation and world gets further away from God and His Truth, stepping into the void are cult members like Beck, new age gurus like Deepak Chopra, and false religions like Islam. All of these cults, false religions, and new age philosophies are designed by satan to lead people AWAY from the Truth of the Bible and faith in Christ and their souls to hell.

The Mormon lie of baptizing the dead is simply another of their heretical beliefs. Once again, the Bible teaches the moment you die you will either be in heaven or hell for all etenrity, PERIOD! The bad news is if you reject Christ you will spend all eternity in hell, and the good news is that if you accept Christ as your Savior by faith you sill spend all eternity in Heaven. That is what this fight is really about…THE ETERNAL SOULS OF MEN!

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,

Bill Keller

(C)opryright 2012, Live Prayer Church, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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