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Hello my name is Jerral Campfield and this web site is dedicated to Moral Recognition Therapy using Biblical principles. Please come back often to join me in understanding Gods hands are outstretched still to forgive.

REINVENTING THE CHURCH
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 22 March 2019

I FEEL THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT SO WE ARE NOT DECEIVED BY SATANS LIES!

Reinventing the Church
"The Church seems afraid to invest in new modes of being the Church, breaking free from antiquated models and irrelevant traditions toward living the gospel in a twenty-first-century context."[1] George Barna, Leaders on Leadership
 
"Our common future will depend on the extent to which people and leaders around the world develop the vision of a better world and the strategies, the institutions, and then will to achieve it."[2] The UN Commission on Global Governance
 
"...there is a substantial critical mass of people and churches that are already moving.' ...While acknowledging that there are still many unhealthy churches, there is a justified 'change in basic premises, basic attitudes, basic mind set... on the whole, we are on the march...."[3]
"Peter Drucker on the Church and Denominations," Leadership Network.
 
A strange distortion of truth has spread like a grass fire on a windy day through churches around the world. It calls God's people not just to understand our changing times from the world's perspective, but to actually flow with the wind and help fuel the transformation. It uses familiar old words to persuade the people, but it conforms God's Word as well as human thinking to politically correct views of unity, community, service and change.
 
Behavioral laboratories, schools, UNESCO and liberal churches all helped light that fire during the 20th century. Hidden from sight, their subversive efforts seared America's Biblical foundations and prepared the masses to believe a lie.
 
Now, at the dawn of the new millennium, "conservative" and "evangelical" churches are following suit. Worldwide "Christian" networks provide trained leadership and management consultants to guide God's people along this alluring superhighway to a new world order. Forget the old narrow way that leads to life. Today's "change agents" hope to popularize Christianity so effectively that whole nations will join their crusade.
 
Forget solid Bible teaching and "the offense of the cross." To win the masses "for Christ", the church must be re-cloaked in a more permissive and appealing image. It must be marketed to the world as "a safe place," purged of the moral standards that stirred conviction of sin and a longing to separate from the world's immorality. So they re-imagined a feel-good church stripped of offense - one the world could love and claim as its own.
 
Their march to a "better world" is well under way. In this new church, group thinking, compromise, conflict resolution, the dialectic process and facilitated consensus are in. Uncompromising conviction and resistance to group consensus are out. For God's way seems far too intolerant to fit the managed systems of the new millennium. [To better understand these terms, please read Brainwashing in America and The People's Church]
 
Guiding the revolution
 
Hard to believe? Then listen to the leadership team chosen by George Barna, founder and president of Barna Research Group, to write the revolutionary book, Leaders on Leadership. I call it revolutionary because it is. It actually invites a revolution in the Church and shows leaders how to manage it.
 
Doug Murren, church-planter and senior pastor of Eastside Foursquare Church wrote a chapter titled, "The Leader as Change Agent." In it, he explains the first step in the psycho-social process of "managed change." Notice that he takes his cues from an experienced "change agent" at Stanford University which -- like MIT, Harvard and Teacher's College at Columbia -- is a major research institution in the area of social change, persuasive propaganda and psycho-social manipulation:
Arnold Mitchell, a social psychologist from Stanford, has spent years studying the attitudes and behaviors of Americans. He contends that three ingredients are necessary for change to occur. First, Mitchell notes that change comes from dissatisfaction.... Effective change agents assess the chances for change by evaluating the level of dissatisfaction within the group. If dissatisfaction is strong, the potential for change exist....
 
To be effective, a leader must also deliberately develop dissatisfaction. ...
 
Preparing people for change sometimes takes what seems life forever.... I shared startling or even embarrassing statistics about where we were as a church body and where we needed to be, seeking to create the right level of dissatisfaction....
 
Positive change rarely intimates 'returning to the way it used to be.' Most positive change I have witnessed has been about creating a better future rather than returning to a cherished past."[4]
Notice that Pastor Murren's "three ingredients" for changing people have nothing to do with God's guidelines or standards. They have everything to do with deceptive human visions of how elite "change agents" can control the masses. Their manipulative methods have become so familiar that their subjects barely notice what is happening. Lest you forget, take another look at the initial steps:
1. Assess (survey) the attitudes, values and wants of the people. Your personal assessment will be the benchmark for measuring planned change in the months and years ahead.
 
2. Stir dissatisfaction with the old ways so that the seeds of revolution can grow without regrets. Actually, the survey itself initiates the "dissatisfaction", since a "good" church survey would contain anxiety-producing questions that suggest internal problems and prompt public dialogue and complaint.
 
3. Offer an inspiring vision of "a better future." That better future must be a here-and-now future -- one that man can create with his imagination. It's the opposite of the glorious future God offers us for all eternity. In this context of worldly change, heaven serves no earthly purpose. Only visions that motivate collective efforts and drive transformation can advance revolutionary plan.
To guide this process, well trained leaders are needed. That's why Mr. Barna gathered "a team of experts that is as awesome as any of you can imagine" to write his manual for the church. "Fifteen people have contributed chapters to this book," he wrote. "I believe that the cumulative efforts of this team have demonstrated the meaning of synergy."[5] emphasis added
 
Mr. Barna wrote the chapter on "The Vision Thing" himself. In it, he explains that vision "is a view of the kind of world God wants us to live within, a world He can create through us if all those He has called as leaders would lead according to the guidance provided by His Spirit."[6]
 
Does that statement sound like an oxymoron? It is. Mr. Barna seems to imply that God will recreate the world around us if today's "change agents" would walk by the Spirit. But these leaders of "managed change" have been trained to follow a formula never given by Holy Spirit. Man may shoot himself in the foot, but God will not give us tools that clash with...
Biblical absolutes
His call to trust Him, not human ways and philosophies.
His call to share in Christ's suffering and persecution
For example, Barna calls for "evaluative tools prepared so you can assess how well you are doing along the way, fine-tuning your implementation efforts as you go along....." But God doesn't tell us to continually assess and evaluate our progress. He tells us to love Him, study His Word and follow His ways, then leave the result with Him. He will produce the fruit. He knows that if we continually measure our successes, we may shift our dependence from Him to our own efforts. That's why David was punished severely when he disobeyed God by measuring (assessing) the size of his victorious army.
 
God's Word and Spirit must guide our daily steps, not our human standards and measurement for success. And His ways tend to clash with the world's vision of prosperity, numbers and success. But that matters little to mentors of "managed change" whose ears are tuned to their methods rather than their Maker.
 
Molding Truth to fit the vision
 
Mr. Barna introduced Jim Van Yperen, another change agent on his team of experts, as "a marketing strategist and creative communications consultant." Van Yperen has "worked with a wide variety of churches, parachurch ministries and non profit organizations in the areas of vision development, strategic planning... resource development and conflict resolution."
 
Note those buzzwords. They help us identify the change process whenever we see it.
 
Mr. Van Yperen is consultant, not a pastor, but he has been "serving several churches as Intentional Interim Pastor." He hires himself out as Interim Pastor after leading a church through the initial phases (assessment, dissatisfaction, vision, etc.) of the change process. Using his strategic surveys to assess church attitudes and needs, he facilitates group dialogues and "diagnoses" the health of the church.
 
Since he speaks persuasively and manages this process well, he can soon inform the members that their church has some good qualities yet current conflicts and dissatisfaction demand drastic measures. To become a "healthy church," it needs leadership, new structures, new schedules, a new way of thinking and a new emphasis on spiritual growth through group relationships.
 
He also teaches a new way of understanding the Bible. His chapter in Barna's book, "Conflict: the Refining Fire of Leadership," contains a section called "Affirm Truth in Community." It helps set the stage for the consensus process by suggesting that the Bible can best be understood in groups where members pool their thoughts and shape their consensus. Notice how his guidelines minimize the New Testament emphasis on a personal love relationship with Jesus and maximize the world's view of the collective:
 
"Nearly all of Scripture is written to and for groups of people, not individuals. We must learn to read our Bibles this way. Instead of asking, 'What is God saying to me?' we need to ask 'What is God saying to us?'
 
"Responding to power with truth places Christ at the center and builds bridges with our brothers and sisters. It acknowledges that no one person knows the truth completely, so we need each other. It opens up the opportunity to own our assumptions honestly, state our convictions directly and allow others to give perspective openly."[7]
Today's change agents don't really want everyone to "give their perspective openly." Some facts and group observations can topple their plan. They want "dissatisfaction" but not dissent. They want tolerance, but not toward uncooperative church members. Those who are found to be enemies to progress must be disciplined or changed.

 

 

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LIVING ON THE YAKAMA RESERVATION
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 15 March 2019

Living on the Yakama Reservation
 
Here is what comprises The Yakama Reservation it has 600,000 acres in Timberland 400,000 acres Rangeland, 200,00 Agriculture land and 200,00 land sites. 11,000 citizens and a 14-member Tribal Council 
Since 1855 Fishing, hunting game and plants was possible to hunt and raise.
In 2000 they put a band on all alcohol use in the entire Reservation. 
2013 voted to not allow Marijuana to be grown on the Reservation. We have many different tribes with different Languages. They all want to respect mother nature and the treaty still stands with complete sovereignty. They are religiously diverse with the Long House, Shaker Churches, Independent, and Indian Mission at McKinley, Assembly of God, Methodist, Catholic and other denominations with the feeling of respect for all religious traditions. Yet practice their own that continues to show disregard for Biblical principle to allow the to achieve their potential.
Heritage College was begun in 1981 and has 1172 students in 2014.
They love to dance in full costume. In 2011 Started to have own licenses Plates that gave them a right to go anywhere with the cost of $25.00 a year. This is a new chapter that was given by the Government to be independent with an Arrowhead decal to be a sovereign nation acting under their law, so we have two laws in our area. County and Indian and it is caused a lot of concern, that needs to be work out with all involved with law enforcement together, so we have justice for all.  This jurisdiction came in 2013. They have Forest enterprise, Casino, Culture center, Wild life, Gaming commission, Yakama Power and Internet services, and many more enterprises. The State Patrol is no longer Patrolling on the Reservation till they are trained in Indian Jurisdiction.
They are dealing with missing persons, lawlessness, drugs, alcohol, sexuality issues, family dysfunction, absenteeism, lack of pride to keep things clean and full of bitterness about what happen in the past! 
So here we are as a Church representing the King of king and Lord of lords who created us all for goodwill and peace. We are dealing with Satan everyday for he was cast out of heaven for wanting to do his thing and sent to our planet earth to deceive Adam and Eve while in Paradise. Remember he is always mad for he did not get his way. When God created man, He said to him in Genesis 2:16 every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat, 17. BUT of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat, for in the day thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.   Then God said, in verse 18 It is not good that man is alone; I will make him a help meet. Verse 19 out of the ground (dirt) he created all forms of life and named them. Verse 20 He gave names to all beast and fowls and that is what they are still called. Verse 21 He caused a great sleep to fall on Adam and took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh, Verse 22 The rib He took from the man and made a woman and bought her to the man.

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The KINGDOM OF GOD
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 08 March 2019

Kingdom of God
This is the Kingdom that not only turns the Old Testament inside out but operates opposite of earthy kingdoms. This Kingdom is mention 32 times in Matthews and reflects the messianic Kingdom for seen by the prophet (Isaiah 9:6-7)
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. 
Rome was the Government that was in charge of what was going on and it was corrupt and King Herod was will aware of the fact something was going to happen and he was determined not to allow it to happen on his watch. So when the wise men came to him to let him know they were following a star to worship this new King Herod was troubled. Someone was going to have a much bigger Kingdom and he did not like this, so wanted the wise men to tell him where this child was going to be. So Matthew 2: 1 to 6 gives us the picture of Wise Men from the East
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, [a]wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”
When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.
So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:
‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you shall come a Ruler
Who will shepherd My people Israel.
 
Notice they were wise men who studied the stars for they had a lot of time to identify the wonders of stars. It is amazing how many want to know what kind of star they are, astrology is real, it’s the practice of science claiming to foretell the future by studying supposed influence of the relative positions of the moon, sun and stars on human affairs. That is the reason for horoscopes at the checkout stands at grocery stores. 
These wise men were no doubt Gentiles not belonging to the commonwealth of Israel and knew the Stars and here this one is seen traveling. They were scholars they liked the ark of the sky’s and were curious learning about the God who created the stars. Men of the East noted for their soothsaying Isa. 2:6 no doubt from Arabia. We sing the song we three King of orient are. So being a student of the stars they saw one brighter than the rest and it was like a comet that was moving in the lower part of the air. So it was not common and they know it was something to follow. God is always shining His light for the world to see His glory and love and we are seeing it around the world today as Government’s, religious bodies and economic are being question and people know something is going to happen. Lord help us to see the star the Lord is showing our world today for He is still what the world needs. We are seeing signs in the heavens, hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes, snow heights greater than ever, hot getting hotter and signs of astrology practiced by many around the world. 
The Shepherds were notified by an angel, these Gentile Philosopher’s wise men, where lead by a star. God always speaks in a way we can all understand. The wise men saw the star after leading them to the place Jesus was born. Idolaters worship the stars and the Old Testament in Isaiah 47:13  You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels; Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, And the monthly prognosticators Stand up and save you From what shall come upon you. Daniel 1:20 says and in all matters of wisdom and understanding about which the king examined them,(Shadrach; Meshach; and Abednego.) he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers who were in all his realm.When King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream causing his spirit to be troubled, he commanded the magicians and the astrologers and the sorcerers to see if they know what this dream meant. They wanted him to tell about his dream and he said, no you tell me and if you can’t you will be cut in pieces and your houses shall be made a dung kill. They said, King there is not a man on earth that can tell you about this dream. The king was mad, angry and furious and commanded that all wise should be slain. But Daniel asked the head wiseman Arioch why is the degree so hasty, so he asked to be saved with Shadrack Meshach and Abednego. Daniel was given permission to go to the King and tell him what the dream was all about. The Image you saw was excellent, but terrible you saw the future of the Kingdoms that will rule. This made the King respond by saying in Daniel 2:47The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.
I hope you’re seeing the star within the Kingdom of God for it is the Church that Jesus came to embrace and empower to allow us to become like Him. This Kingdom is Gods favor given to all He created, that was good, Do all people see Gods goodness no, only those that are saved accepting the way, truth and life as they abide in the vine; Jesus, so we can produce fruit that is good for all.
We are seeing the Kingdom of God being threated around the world and the more the Church is persecuted the faster it grows.
We are seeing the image King Nebuchadnezzar saw with the Religious arena, Government and economics become reality as one world order is fast approaching. Look at the role of the United Nations.


 

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