Saints Alive in Jesus – February 2009 Update Report

February 2009 Update Report
 
 
Note From Ed
 
I have been holding off sending this update so that it coincided with the installation of our new website. Were that it were so. We are ‘on the edge.’   I was told the 1st of January, then the 1st of February and now we are shooting for the 15th of February. Yes… this year.. Pray for me!
 
Problem is that I have thousands of things on the site, running from Newsletters to video clips to books to articles to my new blog to a bookstore to old audio files I want to be also available for iPod downloads and even a whole section for the works of the late John L. Smith.
 
Keep us in prayer. We will have an interactive site for you and it will be soon. We have had to go outside the ministry for professional help and while it has been costly, it is probably the smartest thing we have done with the site since we started this process so long ago.
 
Meanwhile, I have had to go through every file and review, edit, update and expand. That is finished…thankfully so.   What a project that was.
 
While January has been a tight month financially, it has been a profitable month in souls… So many have been writing, emailing in about finding the real Jesus that I am ecstatic. I am going to print out a few of the notes that have come in.
 
I hate to even bring the subject up, but we sure are broke right now and anything you can do to help us out would be a major blessing. You can send a gift though our website donation button, send a gift by PayPal to gifts@saintsalive.com or call it in at1-800-861-9888
 
Your brother in Christ, Ed Decker
 
 
Another Thought about the New Website
 
Needless to say, the cost of the website, the technical support and our own server is pretty expensive, especially in tight times like we are now all experiencing.
 
Because the site does not support itself with donations from its users, we must find ways to keep it functioning. One way is to do advertising. We have signed up with Google Adsense and the site will have ads posted by Google that are triggered by key words such as Christian, Mormon, LDS, Masons, Bible, etc.
 
Do not be shocked to see an ad for LDS Singles. We have not gone to Hell in a hand-basket. These ads will generate the dollars we need to keep the thousands of articles and items on the site available at no cost for you.
 
One other solution is that YOU and those with whom you do business may want to buy ad space on the site with a monthly fee… guaranteed to have a prime ad position.
 
Another way would be for a number of you to commit a small dollar amount each month and when that gains enough ground, we would be able to drop the advertising.
Let me know your thoughts on the matter and if you have a better idea, let me know about it. Thanks so much!
 
 
Now, some news…
 
Egyptian Coptic Christian girls are being abducted,
slaves of Islam
By Julia Duin
The Washington Times Home
» News » Faith Thursday, January 7, 2010
Ten years ago, I [ Julia] was in Egypt interviewing Coptic Christians who described how persecution by Muslims had become a way of life for them. The situation is worse now because of increased abductions of Coptic girls, who are forced into a sham marriage with a Muslim, raped, forced to convert to Islam and separated for good from their families.
These are girls as young as 12 who are being grabbed off Egyptian streets. Photos are taken while the girl is being raped to blackmail her into converting, says Mary Abdelmassih, a Coptic activist.
“She’s told the pictures will go to her family,” she told me. “They’d rather die than have that happen.” Today (Jan. 7) being the Coptic Christmas, this as good a time as any to describe how these kidnappings are at epidemic levels in Egypt and how the plight of these poor women has become Christian sex slavery.
 
 
Earth religion worship area opens AF academy
 
BY DAN ELLIOT
The Associated Press
February 2, 2010
 
DENVER— The Air Force Academy has set aside an outdoor worship area for Pagans, Wiccans, Druids and other Earth-centered believers, school officials said Monday.

A double circle of stones atop a hill on the campus near Colorado Springs has been designated for the group, which previously met indoors.

“Being with nature and connecting with it is kind of the whole point,” said Tech. Sgt. Brandon Longcrier, who sponsors the group and describes himself as a Pagan. “It will dramatically improve that atmosphere, the mindset and the actual connection.”

The stones were moved to the hilltop last year because erosion threatened to make them unstable in their previous location near the visitors’ center. Crews arranged them in two concentric circles because they thought it would be a pleasant place for cadets to relax, Longcrier said.

 
 
Just who is
The Great Architect of the Universe?
 
THE TRUE DEITY OF MASONRY
 
 
THE ENERGIES OF LUCIFER
 
“When the Mason learns that the Key to the warrior
on the block is the proper application of the dynamo of
living power, he has learned the Mystery of his Craft.
The seething energies of LUCIFER are in his hands, and
before he may step onward and upward, he must prove
his ability to properly apply [this] energy.” (Manly P. Hall,
Lost Keys of Freemasonry, page 48)
 
YES, LUCIFER IS GOD
 
(Arthur E. Waite, himself a Freemason and ceremonial
magician, claims that the following quote is spurious.
However, we offer it because it fits in quite well with the
other writings of Albert Pike which are known to be
authentic; and because Waite’s scholarship in other areas
is highly suspect.—Ed)
 
“That which we must say to the crowd is—We
worship a God, but it is the God that one adores without
superstition. “To you, Sovereign Grand Inspectors General, we
say this, that you may repeat it to the Brethren of the
32nd, 31st and 30th degrees—The Masonic Religion
should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees,
maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine.
“If Lucifer were were not God, would Adonay (the
God of the Christians) whose deeds prove his cruelty,
perfidy, and hated of man, barbarism and repulsion for
science, would Adonay and his priests calumniate him?
 
“Yes, Lucifer is God, and unfortunately Adonay is
also god. For the eternal law is that there is no light
without shade, no beauty without ugliness, no white
without black, for the absolute can only exist as two
gods; darkness being necessary for light to serve as its
foil as the pedestal is necessary to the statue, and the
brake to the locomotive.
 
“Thus, the doctrine of Satanism is a heresy; and
the true and pure philosophical religion is the belief in
Lucifer, the equal of Adonay; but Lucifer, God of Light
and God of Good, is struggling for humanity against
Adonay, the God of Darkness and Evil.” (Instructions to
the 23 Supreme Councils of the World by Albert Pike,
Grand Commander, Sovereign Pontiff of Universal
Freemasonry, July 14, 1889. Recorded by A.C. De La
Rive in “La Femme et l’Enfant dans la Franc-MaÁonnËrie
Universelle” page 588)
 
(Ed) The Word of God, the Bible, clearly puts Lucifer in
his proper place, and gives God’s reasons. “How art
thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!
How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst
weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I
will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit
also upon the mouth of the congregation, in the sides of
the north. I will ascend above the clouds; I will be like
the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down hell, to
the sides of the pit.” (Isaiah 14:12-15)
 
 
 
The Core Doctrine of Mormonism
 
THE LAW OF ETERNAL PROGRESSION
 
By Ed Decker
 
Mormonism teaches that
“As man is, God once was, and as God is,
man may become”
 
Upon this axiom is based the entire theology of Mormonism.
 From the Temple rituals for the living to those for their dead, from the teaching that Families are forever to the pressure on parents to send their youth to the mission fields across the world, the Mormon people are committed to a controlled program that maps out their entire lives as they seek their own exaltation and godhood. Let us look at this mystery religion in simple terms.
Mormonism teaches that trillions of planets scattered throughout the cosmos are ruled by countless gods who once were human like us.
 
They say that long ago, on one of these planets, to an unidentified god and one of his goddess wives, a spirit child named Elohim was conceived. This spirit child was later born to human parents who gave him a physical body.
 
Through obedience to Mormon teaching, death and resurrection, he proved himself worthy and was elevated to godhood as his father before him.
 
Mormons believe that Elohim is their Heavenly Father and that he lives with his many wives on a planet near a mysterious star called Kolob. Here the god of Mormonism and his wives, through endless Celestial sex, produced billions of spirit children
 
To decide their destiny, the head of the Mormon gods called a great heavenly council meeting. Both of Elohim’s eldest sons were there, Lucifer and his brother Jesus.
 
A plan was presented to build planet earth where the spirit children would be sent to take on mortal bodies and learn good from evil. Lucifer stood and made his bid for becoming saviour of this new world. Wanting the glory for himself, he planned to force everyone to become gods. Opposing the idea, the Mormon Jesus suggested giving man his freedom of choice as on other planets. The vote that followed approved the proposal of the Mormon Jesus who would become saviour of the planet earth.
 
Enraged, Lucifer cunningly convinced one-third of the spirits destined for earth to fight with him and revolt. Thus, Lucifer became the devil and his followers the demons. Sent to this world in spirit form, they would forever be denied bodies of flesh and bone.
 
Those who remained neutral in the battle were cursed to be born with black skin. This is the Mormon explanation for the negro race. The spirits that fought most valiantly against Lucifer would be born into Mormon families on planet earth. These would be the lighter skinned people, or white and delightsome, as the Book of Mormon described them.
 
Early Mormon prophets taught that Elohim and one of his goddess wives came to the earth as Adam and Eve to start the human race. Thousands of years later, Elohim in human form once again journeyed to earth from the star base Kolob, this time to have physical relations with the Virgin Mary in order to provide Jesus with a physical body.
 
Mormon Apostle Orson Hyde taught that after Jesus Christ grew to manhood, he took at least three wives, Mary, Martha and Mary Magdalene. Through these wives, the Mormon Jesus, supposedly fathered a number of children before he was crucified. Mormon founder, Joseph Smith, is supposedly one of his descendants.
 
According to the Book of Mormon, after his resurrection, Jesus came to the Americas to preach to the Indians who the Mormons believe are really Israelites. Thus, the Jesus of Mormonism established his church in the Americas as he had in Palestine. By the year 421 A.D., the dark skinned Israelites, known as the Lamanites, had destroyed all of the white skinned Nephites in a number of great battles. The Nephites’ records were supposedly written on golden plates buried in the Hill Cummorah by Moroni, the last living Nephite.
 
400 years later, a young treasure seeker named Joseph Smith, who was known for his tall tales, claimed to have uncovered the same gold plates near his home in upstate New York. He is now honored by Mormons as a prophet because he claimed to have had visions from the spirit world in which he was commanded to organize the Mormon Church because all Christian creeds were an abomination. Joseph Smith originated most of these peculiar doctrines that millions today believe to be true.
 
By maintaining a rigid code of financial and moral requirements, and through performing secret temple rituals for themselves and the dead, the Latter-day Saints hope to prove their worthiness and thus become gods. The Mormons teach that everyone must stand at the final judgment before Joseph Smith, the Mormon Jesus, and Elohim.
 
Those Mormons who are sealed in the eternal marriage ceremony in LDS temples expect to become polygamous gods or their goddess wives in the Celestial Kingdom, rule over other planets and spawn new families throughout eternity. The Mormons thank God for Joseph Smith, who claimed that he had done more for us than any other man, including Jesus Christ. The Mormons claim that he died as a martyr, shed his blood for us, so that we, too, may become Gods. (end)
 
Shocking, incomprehensible? Maybe to you and to me, but this is the core of Mormon theology and it binds its believers away from the real Jesus, the real gospel and the real spirit of truth as surely as though they were locked away in chains of metal.
 
 
A Masonic resignation
 
 
Dear Ed;
I was recently asked to be a table leader at Men’s Discovery Weekend. I gladly accepted. Then I was told that there was one more thing. I was a Mason. I asked, so what? Then they told me and gave me a brochure by you, Ed Decker. I immediately submitted this resignation letter and asked God to forgive me for my ignorance for these last twenty years. God Bless You Ed. In His Service, T
 
 
Addressed to his lodge
 
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
 
I am submitting this as a letter of resignation, effective immediately, for any and all affiliations with this or any other Masonic organization, including but not limited to blue lodge, Scottish rites and Joppa temple shrine.
 
I have been involved in this organization for about twenty years. I joined in good faith and thought I knew what I was joining. Most all of the men I knew who were “masons” were honorable people. This is still true today. My father, my father’s father, and a number of my family were in this organization during their lives.
 
However; I did not know until recently that the organization was in such conflict with the Holy Bible and the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ. I began my walk with Jesus much later in life. Nevertheless, I now know the true meaning of life. After reviewing the principles of freemasonry and the Bible, I see the contradictions. I could reference many scriptures, but that could go on for a long while. Those who are truly familiar with the Holy Bible know the ones to which I refer. However, for the benefit of those who may not, I reference:
 
Ø      Freemasonry teaches that members must swear oaths on the Bible that involve mutilation and murder of human beings. But, the New Testament forbids the taking of oaths (Matthew 5:34-37; James 5:12) The Bible also forbids taking God’s name in vain and committing murder (Exodus 20:7,13).
Ø       
Ø      Freemasonry teaches members should address their leaders with titles like “Worshipful Master” and kneel before them. But, the Bible commands us to call no one master save Jesus (Matthew 6:24; 23:8-10) and to worship none except God (Matthew 4:10; Revelation 22:8,9).
 
I renounce, reject, repent of every word that has ever proceeded out of my mouth against My Lord or His Holy Word. I cancel its power and dedicate my mouth to speak right things. My mouth shall utter truth. I break any and all bonds or oaths that were taken by me while a member of this organization, during the three degree periods of study or any other time whatsoever.
 
I break the power of any curses or oaths that any member of my family may have spoken in the Masonic lodge, whether in this generation or in generations past. I re of allegiance to freemasonry in its entirety and in any form whatsoever.
 
It is not my intention to offend anyone affiliated with freemasonry. Each man must choose his own direction. I have lived for many years on my own. I now choose to walk with the Lord and none other. My desire is no longer to please man, but to please God.      In Christ , T
 
 
 
From The MailBag!
 
 
Ed,
My husband and I just finished reading your book…We could not believe what we were reading, you were right on with how the LDS church and Temple runs.  After My husband and I  watched the Passion of Christ I had this feeling right after walking out of the theater that I wanted nothing to do with the Mormon church.
 
 I felt like the movie spelled it out about what it’s all about.  I told my husband it’s not about the church or the temple etc…My husband and I are not active members and haven’t been for six years.  Three days ago we wrote a letter to the church requesting to have our names and two children removed form there records.  We have accepted Christ into our hearts and will never partake in Satan’s church ever again.  We wanted to thank you for publishing this book it has helped us to be on the right path of understanding.
                                                        Take care, D
 
 
 
Dear Ed, My wife and I want to thank you, your internet site has helped us leave the Mormon church We were both born and raised in it. we were married in the temple 13 years ago, we did it because of family. pressure, but with your help I have been able to show my wife we were wrong in doing that, thank God i found you and your teachings it really opened our eyes and has saved our souls, I pray for you and you family. thank you, thank you.
 
 
 
Dear Ed Because of you, I have heard something in a Baptist church that I had not heard for over eight months in a Mormon church. I heard, the truth, and the true word of God from the Bible. I feel that a weight has been lifted off of me, and I have Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ to thank foremost for the truth. I also have to thank you for inspiring me to seek the truth in the Bible. Thank you! R
 
 

And The Word Became Flesh>>>>>
 
Thank you so much for all the work you did in putting together Scripture in one place and making it easy to read by “dividing” it into parts so it makes it easier to understand.
 
We know it must have taken a lot of time, and just wanted to let you know that the time and work is greatly appreciated!! In Christ, R
 
 
DEAR ED,
 
I JUST WANTED TO WRITE AND GIVE YOU SOME GOOD NEWS. SEVERAL YEARS AGO I CONTACTED YOU AND ASKED PRAYER FOR MY WIFE WHO WAS A MORMON. IN MAY OF THIS YEAR SHE FINALLY ACCEPTED CHRIST AS LORD AND SAVIOR. I HAVE WITNESSED A GREAT CHANGE IN HER LIFE {2 CORINTHIANS 5:17} I PRAISE GOD FOR ANSWERING PRAYERS. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR THE PRAYERS AND FOR THE MINISTRY IN WHICH YOU SERVE. MAY GOD BLESS YOU GREATLY AND YOUR MINISTRY.
 
LOVE IN CHRIST, M
 
 
 
 
Saints Alive Ministries
P.O. Box 1347
Issaquah, WA 98027
  
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