Christians sueing FEMA for not Funding Churches Damaged by Disasters

Three Texas churches impacted by Hurricane Harvey sued FEMA this week for deeming them ineligible for disaster relief grants. The agency’s policy excludes sanctuaries that serve as shelters after natural disasters.

Houses of worship and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, otherwise known as FEMA, are at odds—after Hurricane Harvey. From CT’s report:

Three Texas churches impacted by Hurricane Harvey sued FEMA this week for deeming them ineligible for disaster relief grants. The agency’s policy excludes sanctuaries that serve as shelters after natural disasters.

Conflicts between FEMA and houses of worship aren’t new. In 1995, there was a debate over whether churches could use federal aid to repair damage from the Oklahoma City bombing. (Congress passed a law saying yes, they can.) In 2002, the Justice Department said Seattle churches were eligible for earthquake aid. In 2013, the House voted overwhelmingly to say churches can get FEMA funds for Hurricane Sandy but the bill ultimately died in the Senate.

Part of the reason why there’s been no federal statute solution is that there isn’t always political urgency around the issue, said Chelsea Langston Bombino, the director of strategic engagement for the Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance at the Center for Public Justice.

“I would love to see the broader nonprofit community say, ‘We don’t all have to agree on our mission. We live in a diverse society, and we need diverse organizations to meet the needs of that society,’” she said.

There are more than 350,000 congregations in the United States contributing economically to their communities and offering architectural and artistic value to their neighbors, and the majority offer services for people beyond their congregations, Langston Bombino said.

“To restore a community you have to restore its institutions in which that community lives their lives,” she said. “That would include small business, non-profits, community centers, and houses of worship.”

Langston Bombino joined assistant editor Morgan Lee and editorial director Ted Olsen this week to discuss why FEMA’s denial of funds is a religious freedom issue, why a recent Supreme Court case could be important on the court’s ruling, and how we can love our neighbors through politics.

[written by CT EDITORS] 

 

American prophets made in Africa

There are certain shrines (oracles) in West Africa where people go to take SPIRITUAL BATHS to become a “prophetic papa” with demonic wonder working powers. Using mediums to predict the future, reveal secrets, and manifest fake miracles

While on vacation in West Africa I met a spiritualist who gave me names of American pastors who go to him for “spiritual fortification” to perform fake signs and wonders in their churches, he has given some of them magic that they wave in their handkerchiefs in church to make people fall out (the congregation will think that it is “the anointing” that’s making them fall). I became very interested in this scheme of the enemy so I interviewed an African man [who is also a missionary worker, author and teacher] named Mordecai Egwuowu Uka Dike asking him everything that I could think of regarding demonic powers in Africa, and how Americans/Africans dabble into this arena of witchcraft to obtain power to fool church goers, and here is just a little of what he shared with me: “There are spiritualists in Africa; Senegal, Mali, Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, Benin Republic,Togo etc. who can fortify someone with a familiar spirit and the person will instantly begin to see spiritual things that the natural eyes cannot see. In 1993 someone called Prophet Peter, whose “church” was at Obalende, Lagos Nigeria (right opposite of P&T) tried to initiate me into his secret prophetic brotherhood, he said he loved the zeal that I have for the Lord and wanted to help me by giving me extra ordinary powers to prophecy and to manifest miracles.

In Niger Republic 2000, while serving as a missionary in Konni village, one of the oldest Muslim spiritualists offered to give to me “miracle working powers” he inherited from his ancestors, in which I refused. When the main “O O Obu,” known as the spiritual head of the Brotherhood Of The Cross and Star was still alive, I personally know certain preachers that went to him and received “a spiritual gift” to function as seers. When TB Joshua came to South Africa (I was there as a missionary worker) some “ministers” went to him secretly to receive spiritual impartation, so that they can attract large crowds and function as prophets. There are certain shrines (oracles) in West Africa where people go to take SPIRITUAL BATHS to become a “prophetic papa” with demonic wonder working powers. Using mediums to predict the future, reveal secrets, and manifest fake miracles through demonic powers is not something new, it is an ancient practice but our African ancestors did not use these ancient mystical powers to operate churches. It’s frightening how young people these days are conjuring up these old deities and using their powers to fool people in their so-called churches, calling themselves prophets and prophetesses. What most don’t know is that they are going to pay a bitter price at the end here on earth, except they confess their sins and do away with those mediums. Don’t be deceived, not every person who calls himself or herself a prophet or gives an accurate prediction is a true prophet. There are many occultists, witches and wizards, psychics, shamans, and spiritualists in churches today predicting future events such as accidents, promotions, telling you your name, address, bank account information, phone numbers and so forth to gain recognition and to lure innocent souls into darkness. Let us not forget that EVIL SPIRITS can prophesy too and work miracles….

I was in a place called “Dogodoutche” in Niger Republic, there I witnessed Bori (idol) worshipers levitate, prophesy, and they spoke in tongues when evil spirits known as “Zanzana”, “Dango”, and “Donkawa” possessed the worshipers. I have also encountered a spiritualist who told me what and how I prayed in my prayer room. There is no doubt that some wizards and spiritualists can monitor what you are doing wherever you are- there is no distance in the spirit realm!”

As mentioned earlier, just because someone makes an accurate prediction doesn’t mean that he/she is a prophet of God. Just remember that prophets, diviners, psychics, and spiritualists outwardly look very much alike and all have the spiritual ability to reveal hidden things, foretell futures and manifest “miracles” as a genuine prophet of God has the ability to wear a suit, or a white collar to preach in a pulpit, so can a magician transform himself or herself and put on a suit or dress with a bishops collar, change his/her occultic language to biblical language, and preach and prophesy in Christian’s church services and it’s happening every day; there are numerous dark spiritualists performing in “churches” today and the people are completely oblivious because they don’t know anything about the spiritual reality.

BEWARE of Serpantdiwa

Makandiwa claims that “God is evil” adding that “the Creator regularly needs a prophet to instruct Him”.

False Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa says he “coaches God on righteousness and sin”, while saying that “God’s adviser who is greater than Jesus Christ lives in Ghana”. In a speech to his church exalting so called “Prophets” Makandiwa said his role is to “stop God from sinning”.

He uttered these words while introducing his spiritual father, (who is also a false prophet) Victor Kusi Boateng while preaching. Makandiwa claims that “God is evil” adding that “the Creator regularly needs a prophet to instruct Him”.

False prophet Makandiwa added saying, God was about to commit sin and was only saved by a prophet, Moses. “Some of you do not understand how God respects the office of the prophet,” he said while stating that “God was taught by Moses of the Bible, lessons on how to manage his anger”.

This blasphemous sermon was recorded and can be found online, the extreme sad part about this is that none of his congregants rebuked him! They continued to listen to him in total agreement! He told his congregants that “On that mountain Moses continued to serve a God who he helped to become God, how can you follow a god like that?” What more does anyone need to hear or see for their eyes to be opened to who this serpent really is? He is not a prophet of God, nor a follower of God, he wasn’t sent by God but uses the name of God often and often when he preaches to deceive his congregants. The rise in fatal automobile accidents have increased since the Zimbabweans have welcomed this anti Christ and has submitted to him, they don’t realize the spiritual implications of following and submitting to this false prophet- his abilities don’t come from God, they come from Satan and he has to offer sacrifices to his god to remain empowered. You will see the downfall of this agent of darkness but you will also witness the demise of many others who are linked to him, who support him, and who receive prayer and anointing from him. Some would say that the increase in automobile accidents is just a coincidence, but I tell you it’s not! If your spiritual eyes aren’t open you wont be able to perceive the truth and THAT’S WHAT HE IS COUNTING ON. Most of the accidents involved his own church members and people he gave “mantles” to. If you love God, if you care anything about your family, your community, your state or even your country, don’t invite this serpent or ANYONE associated with him to your church, to your home or anywhere else.

United Methodist Church Commissions First Openly Non-Binary Transgender Person as Deacon

M Barclay, previously known as Mary Ann Kaiser, is the first non-binary transgender person ordained as provisional deacon in the United Methodist Church. 

The Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church ordained an openly non-binary transgender as a provisional deacon. Continue reading “United Methodist Church Commissions First Openly Non-Binary Transgender Person as Deacon”

It’s NEVER been about RELIGION!

True worship has nothing to do with the formation of religion…

supremenicolaitanesTrue worship has nothing to do with the formation of religion; it isn’t about Judaism, Christianity, the Islamic religion and so forth. It’s about finding and following “THE WAY,” the sacred hidden path that leads to holiness; sinless perfection, and immortality in God. PHARISEEISM AND CHRISTIANITY ARE THE SAME, LOOK FOR “THE WAY” NOT RELIGION!

[Written by Babylon Today staff writer]

Father, Married Senior Pastor in Methodist Church Among 22 Men Arrested in Florida Child Sex Sting

David Donald Hoppenjan, 52, who had served as senior pastor at the First United Methodist Church of Pace since last year, traveled to two locations in an effort to have sex with who he thought was a 14-year-old boy.

(PHOTOS: PENSACOLA POLICE DEPARTMENT; SCREEN GRAB VIA GOOGLE)David Donald Hoppenjan, 52 (L) served as senior pastor at the First United Methodist Church of Pace in Florida (R).

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Blind Black Woman Outraged After She Is Ordered To Sit In The Back Of Church

“In a public place, especially in a church, we should be welcomed with open arms.”

Georgia woman thought she found the perfect church. It was located in her neighborhood and would accommodate her service dog, Hook. Cynthia Coleman, 58, is legally blind, with no vision in right eye and only peripheral vision in the left.

However, Coleman was told to take Hook and sit in the back pew after they sat down in the front of the church during her first visit, WXIA-TV reports.

“Sitting down for about five or 10 minutes and about four or five deacons approached me in a way that made me feel very uncomfortable. Somewhat aggressive,” she told the outlet.

To no avail, Coleman explained that she could not see the pastor from the rear. But the deacons insisted that Coleman and Hook sit in the back over concerns that the dog would become agitated during the service.

“I was about in tears because we don’t choose to be blind, and we don’t choose to be disabled. I almost felt like the leper in the church,” she told WXIA-TV. “In a public place, especially in a church, we should be welcomed with open arms.”

Coleman believes the church acted inappropriately. She said the deacons could have admitted unfamiliarity with how to manage a service dog and asked her to explain “how this works.”

“It was discrimination. It was discrimination. I had never in my life been discriminated against. Never,” she stated to the station. “And to be discriminated against for the first time, as a disabled person in a church is disgusting.”

The church declined to comment.

[written by Nigel Roberts]

Spiritual Deception from Malawi to America!

He is also known for publicly threatening to kill people by spiritual means if they speak against him.  America, are you SURE that you want a man such as this in your neighborhoods? I DON’T!

Malawian false “prophet” wizard and ritualist Shepherd Bushiri (his real name is Chipiliro Gama) who is also known as “major one” launched his church’s branch in Washington DC on August 31,2017. Bushiri is from Malawi and resides in Pretoria, South Africa and is known for his “walking on air” claims as well as “angels” appearing in his church. Both accounts are proven to be fabrications.  He is also known for publicly threatening to kill people by spiritual means if they speak against him.  America, are you SURE that you want a man such as this in your neighborhoods? I DON’T! He’s NOT who he claims to be people. Be prayerful and ask God to open your eyes to see this clown for who he really is because he will unfailingly unleash a form of darkness unknown to most Americans into this country!

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