April Update Report
Apr 5, 2010
April 2010 Update Report
Well, This is what my son sent out last month
Special March 2010 Update report
Dear Ministry Supporters, This is Josh Decker, Ed’s youngest child. I’m 32 years old and have a beautiful wife and two amazing kids. I owe so much of what I have today to my father. He has been the solid foundation for our family and has been a constant source of love, faith and wisdom for us all.
As some of you may know we have just completed the new website update for Saintsalive.com! It took us 2 years of planning, design, development! It is finally online! We are continuing to work on it constantly adding content and continuing to upgrade components. Your feedback on the site is imperative to our success! Please check it out at http://www.saintsalive.com and let us know what you think. Send a note or link to your own e-mail list!
The goal of this website is simple: To create a LEGACY of my Dad’s 30+ years of work in the ministry that will last well beyond his years! It has reached millions of people around the world to date and led so many thousands out of spiritual darkness into the light of the Lord. We believe its biggest impact is yet to come.
So far well over $5000 and literally hundreds and hundreds of hours have been invested into this new website. In addition we have continual monthly costs associated with hosting the site and paying for ongoing development. We have only recouped a small fraction of this cost to date in donations.
Visit the new site today at http://www.SaintsAlive.com
The Good News
The good news is that I have just returned from a week at the Mayo Clinic and have had amazing results.I am able to walk unassisted again and all the myoclonic jerking and spasms have stopped. I am off all the heavy drugs that kept me in a state of zombie-land and can read and write and copmose a sentence again.Still have a bit of dyslexia and muscle damage but fighting through it.
I return with a burning zeal for the lost.Time is so short. Let’s join together and get the message of the real Jesus out to millions more victims of false teachers and false prophets.
It Is OK to call Mormons Mormons Again
The LDS Church, after spending years and millions of dollars to get everyone to refere to them as “Latter-day-Saints, have finally thrown in the towel and have Ok’d the use of the name, ‘Mormons’ again. Even the Mormons wouldn’t call themselves latter-day saints
So, it turns out that observant Muslims are not only strictly forbidden from buying any health insurance under the ObamaCare mandate, but may also not even work for any company that provides such insurance or any other form of commercial insurance.
The Masonic Creed In Their Own Words
Always at odds with the craft for saying that they have a different view of God and our relationship to Him, I delight in letting them speak for themselves in the matter. This was in their Seattle Newsletter, THE COMMUNICATOR, November 1996, page 1. In the article, FROM THE COUNCIL OF KADOSH, by John W. Kraft, 32 degree Commander, we quote:
“In Scottish Rite, as in most all of Masonry, all we require is that each of us have a universal belief in One Omnipotent Supreme Architect of the Universe. Regardless of our personal religious beliefs as Jews, Christians, Muslims or members of other religions, we are unified in required singular belief, respecting without embracing the religion of our brothers. Thus Masonry cannot be considered a religion.”
They would like us to believe that it is not a temple of religion, but everything about their ritual proves otherwise. While that may be fine for them, true Christians must handle their fellowshipping from a Biblical perspective, and that just flies in the face of the statement of belief above.
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with “unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with “unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, “I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and”they shall be my people.”
“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”
“Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, “let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, “perfecting holiness in the fear of God” II Corinthians 6:14-18, 7:1 Strong words for the Mason! God calls their creed filthiness of the flesh.
An Accidental Missionary Encounter
A while ago, I was walking in our neighborhood and two Mormon missionaries stepped out of a neighbor’s driveway and came up to me with big smiles and outstretched hands. They asked me if I knew anything about the “Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” I smiled back. “Do you mean the Mormons?” “We are not called that anymore”. “Oh, Ok”, I responded, “It’s just that you have been called Mormons for 170 years and it’s a bit hard to get that long name into normal conversation.” They smiled broadly, “Yes, that’s true, but it doesn’t have the name, Jesus Christ in it, and we want to be known by his name.
Tell us, what do you do for a living?” I told them that I was a Christian pastor and I knew a great deal about Mormonism, enough not to be one. When asked my denomination, I said that the simple label, Christian, was good enough for me.
It was my intent to just say as little as possible and let them wander on their way, but they seemed happy to have a minister, a hireling of Satan, at their hands and after a few bits of chatter, one asked. “Could you tell us why there are thousands [I think they gave the figure of 3,000] of denominations if Christianity is as simple as you make it out… Every one of your denominations thinks that they have all the truth and all the rest are apostate.”
I replied that that while there are many denominations, many were there because of historical, and national ties, or came out of one of many revivals. For the great majority, we had unity in the essentials of the Christian faith and grace for some of the non-essentials. While I admitted that there were some apostate groups, such as Mormonism and the Jehovah’s Witnesses, who claim they are the real Christians, they needed to see it in the light of their own faith.
Mormonism has only been around for a tenth of the time that orthodoxy has been here, yet they have over 300 splinter groups, each of whom claims they have the only true Mormonism and all other Mormon groups were truly apostate.
I told them that we were having a Seattle area revival this month with the great Christian evangelist, Louis Palau. Over 700 churches were gathering together to worship, praise the Lord and pray for revival…practically every church group represented in the Body of Christ.
Things did not go well after that. Our visit came to an abrupt end and they took off at a healthy pace. I continued my walk and when I walked up to my house, there they were, at the door, talking to Carol. They were not faring too well with her, either. She had told them that LDS statistics say that 50% of all LDS Missionaries become inactive or leave the Church within two years of coming home from the mission field. She had just asked them which one of them was it going to be – when I stepped back into their lives.
I had picked up 2 copies of the new To Moroni, With Love booklet from the garage and offered one to each of them. I asked them to read it and pray about it, asking God if the words of that little book were true. I told them that God would reveal the truth to them.
They refused to even touch the booklets. With as much love and gentleness as I could display, I said, “Young men, how can you be such hypocrites that you would distribute your material and ask the same thing of the people you talk to and yet are not honest or free enough to do the same for them?”
I told them that they should be ashamed of themselves. That God would show them the dishonesty of their missionary work and when they needed to talk, we would be there for them. They left quickly. Pray for them and all the LDS young people sent out like ravening wolves among the lambs of the Lord.
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