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John is a PA/NJ Architect with his own practice in its 41st year working on a wide variety of projects. He works on churches, convenience stores, residences, and academies as well as industrial projects. He has helped in numerous property acquisitions and worked with real estate investors. Acutely interested in politics since a teenager with many articles published over the last 55 years, he served as a guest on a Talk Radio show discussing race relations and on "It's Your Call" TV show with Lynn Doyle dealing with the subject of interethnic marriage. John is a "Tentmaking Evangelist" (Architect). An Evangelist with the Anchor Bay Evangelistic Association (non-denominational). Co-Founder of Kingdom Gospel Ministries, a ministry now in its 35th year with a mission to reconcile people of different racial, ethnic, and economic situations, and the producer of three weekly radio programs - a Sunday morning verse-by-verse Bible Study on Radio Delaware Valley, a weekly message from current events in California, and a weekly radio drama on the Wilkins Radio network. He also has archived many, many radio programs and written articles on the Internet.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

MOM

Sunday May 9th is Mothers Day.   I am so grateful for my mother.  She was an amazing woman!  She had so many gifts!

Raised in the Bronx, her German family did not believe in girls being educated past eight grade.  However, she graduated from high school going at night having needed to work days to help support her family and somehow managed to enroll in Hunter College without totally alienating her family.  She was such a gifted writer that she was called on the carpet because they could not believe any student could write like that and she must have plagiarized.  She left and contented herself with helping her husband in his studies, as he received four degrees.  

The learning itch came back many decades later and she enrolled in Kean University in New Jersey.  As a Senior Citizen she left most of the other students in the dust, but just before finishing her credits she fell ill and could not continue but she was honored anyway for her great achievement.

My mom was my champion.  My Dad like most men was more distant and did not always understand me.  He was not always easy to talk to then (that changed later in life), but my mom seemed to really "get" me. She stood up for me, encouraged me, and was oh so kind.

She was a legal secretary who could type 90 words per minute on a manual typewriter letter perfect and knew three forms of shorthand and could keep up with even fast talkers like I am.  I still have piles of single-spaced styled letters she sent me at least one or more times per week giving motherly advice and showing interest in what was going on in my life.

While Rheumatoid Arthritus and the effects of that crippling disease took her in her mid seventies, meaning she knew our older son only through about two years old and never met our younger son, she had a heart for children with Bible clubs at our house and children loved being around her.

By the way, my mom lost her first two children at or just after birth.  In 1945, pregnant with my sister, the doctors said this one was a problem and pressured her heavily to have a therapeutic abortion.  She refused and was willing to die so that her child could live.  My sister lived and though she struggled with asthma, she became a celebrated doctor in New York City, receiving an award for Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention from Anna Quinlan of the New York Times and the Humanism in Medicine Award from Mt. Sinai Hospital for her incredible humane values.  Years later, when my mom was 43, I was born, a bonus baby.  If my mom had listened to the doctors not only would my sister would never have been here, but neither would I, as her ability to have children would have ended per the protocols of an older mothers.

I am so grateful for a godly, wonderful mom willing to even die so her child could live. I wish she had lived a lot longer but I will never forget her.

Monday, April 5, 2021

TRYING TIMES

The church is imploding in many places.  A Mega-Church in Bentonville, AR told a scientist to stifle himself because they have compromised the scriptures. Ralph Warnock in Georgia says Easter is not really about the resurrection of Jesus. I refuse to use his religious title.

Church after church explains away the Bible.  No wonder almost half of millennials who REGULARLY attend Evangelical churches LIVE TOGETHER before marriage!   They are either Biblically illiterate or have been taught to treat the Bible like a buffet.

Yet there are Christians who are intense for the Lord. The worship at the Good Friday service we attended was out of this world.  Some saints are deeply hungry for the word of God.

We must be sure to please the Lord, not cherry-pick the Bible, and withdraw all support, whether our presence, our time, and/or our money from ALL compromised churches and ministries.  Instead, we should plow our efforts into those who esteem our Lord and who seek to follow him with all their hearts.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

PARALLELS

Those who know me well know I am an avid reader which has accelerated in the last few months to between 2 to 4 books a week. One I am reading now was autographed by the author, Brother Rachid, perhaps the most hunted ex-Muslim in the world who's life is constantly threatened. His thoroughly researched and footnoted book, THE IDEOLOGY BEHIND ISLAMIC TERRORISM, explains Islamic attitudes, as he is the son of an Imam and spent 32 years in Islam, memorizing a third of the Quran at an early age. What is so striking to me are the alarming parallels to politicall and religious indoctrination and control in today's America which are uncannily similar to the memes in Islamic countries. If you get a chance, pick up a copy.

He talks about the endless repetition Islamic memes from early childhood, the pervasive Quranic passages against Christians and Jews, the role of the Arab media, and so forth.  He believes it is only natural and expected and Muslim kids grow up with hatred, distrust, and so forth.  He details how the Arab media makes up stories out of whole cloth to cast the "People of the Book" in a bad light. It is pervasive, is universal in the educational system, and is racist to its core. It helps one understand why there cannot be true peace with the Jews - it antithetical to core beliefs. There may be short-term agreements because of common enemies, but we have to understand the true dynamics for 14 centuries.

Of course in politics we see the same things - mantras are the rule instead of debate.  Anyone who thinks critically is suspect and MUST be silenced.  Anyone who leaves the fold is demonized and hunted down.

We see the same in education and culture.  The elites decide that what they think supersedes all other thinking - sort of like a modern Dark Ages with endless persecution. Even though evolution has ZERO to do with practicing medicine, to study at Rice University to be a doctor you have to believe in it. I Have a video Evolution vs. God that shows in unflattering terms that those who swear by evolution cannot even explain it or defend it in the slightest - just like dyed in the wool Muslims and partisan political folks cannot defend intellectually what they believe is sacrosanct.

Unfortunately, the same is often true of Christianity.  Children are told "we all are the children of God" even though the Bible says the opposite. Satan loves to take little truth and mix in lots of error - we are all CREATED by God, but John tells us how we get the power to BECOME children of God.  Jesus was not bashful about calling religious leaders children of Satan.

Tithing is another one - bombastic messages which ignore the triple tithe (one of which was triennial) for Jews in the Old Covenant but NEVER mentioned as part of the new covenant.  Endless guilting, out-of-context quotes, and teaching people to give in order to get is all pervasive among evangelicals and pastors who teach it almost NEVER examine the fact what they preach is impossible even to apply in a modern society with the diversity of ways people get paid.  Yet critical thinking is absent and people bludgeon congregations to give per a formula.  

We could go on to those shackled by Reformed Theology, Cessationist Theology, etc.  It does not take long to look at the spirit behind The Gospel Coalition, Patheos, and so many other groups who have laid aside basic scriptural truths.  People do the same as Brother Rachid details - they hear their memes early, they hear them often, their media sources are totally one-sided and slanderous.

In all cases it take deliverance through the power of the Holy Spirit to get free of the shackles and to be truly free in Christ.  It may be a struggle for you, but it is entirely worthy it!  God bless you!

Saturday, February 6, 2021

ARE YOU IN TEARS YET?

 


THERE ARE LOTS OF SCRIPTURE VERSES ABOUT CRYING TO GOD and also about lamenting for the state of the nation.  

The Temptations had a song wishing for rain - the singer was lamenting the loss of a girl and was crying. HE wanted rain to mask the tears. Our current situation is far worse than losing a girlfriend. We are on the brink of disaster with treasonous leaders selling our country to our enemies.

Our country is in the hands of pagans who appear to be doing the diametric OPPOSITE of every standard of God's word - life, morality, economics, impartiality, scornfulness, tyranny, you name it. Some Christians appear resigned to not resisting any evil not mater how egregious. Others who are either ignorant or rebellious concerning God's Word are actually celebrating the rapid rolling in of intense darkness in our nation. I say to cry to the Lord and also cry tears of sadness. We had been going in the right direction, but the servants of Satan are now rolling back all that progress.

In Luke chapter 13:34-35, Jesus lamented over Jerusalem - “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'” CAN WE DO ANY LESS?

Exodus 2:23
Now it came about in the course of those many days that the king of Egypt died. And the sons of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry for help because of their bondage rose up to God.

Exodus 14:10
As Pharaoh drew near, the sons of Israel looked, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they became very frightened; so the sons of Israel cried out to the Lord.

Exodus 17:4
So Moses cried out to the Lord, saying, “What shall I do to this people? A little more and they will stone me.”

Judges 4:3
The sons of Israel cried to the Lord; for he had nine hundred iron chariots, and he oppressed the sons of Israel severely for twenty years.

2 Chronicles 13:14
When Judah turned around, behold, they were attacked both front and rear; so they cried to the Lord, and the priests blew the trumpets.

Nehemiah 4:4
Hear, O our God, how we are despised! Return their reproach on their own heads and give them up for plunder in a land of captivity.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

PRAY HARD

 Many were disappointed when a number of modern-day Brutus's turned on the leader of the Free World and refused to investigate an incredibly obvious problem with the election in several states.  Actually, the problem was wider, but the focus was on those which would have made a difference in the national race. Doubtless, some in state races were defrauded as well.

Many Christians are upset while others who voted for the one declared the winner are celebrating.  I know those from both camps.

I Prayed Hard every single day for the last administration - for salvation, protection, and wisdom.  I also wrote the president numerous times with advice on issues which I believed he was not putting enough effort into or where his policies should have been different.  

I have prayed hard since the election for true justice.  I pray hard because II Chronicles 7:14 says that if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray, and seek God's face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and heal their land. 

I hear Christians including one with a prayer line who prays a whole lot, who prayed AGAINST the last president and now celebrating policies which are outright rebellion against God.  Being religious or praying a lot is not enough, especially when people pray amiss. You see, it is not simply praying but TURNING from their wicked ways.  There are people with prayer lines who are partaking in absolute wickedness.  Do you think God will hear them?  Does God say "Amen" to Carnality? Does he rejoice in the murder of innocent life?  I Peter 3:12 says, "The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."

I do not know about you, but I want to face the same way as God.  My face is ALSO against those who do evil.  It is a curse to call evil "good" and good "evil". Isaiah 5:20 is my source - "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"  I have heard so much of that - woe may come to them, but I surely do not want it to come to me!  I want to always call good, "good" and evil "evil", just like my God. Please join me in that endeavor.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

MeWe

I deleted my Facebook Account due to absurd and unconstitutional censorship and their partnership with some really bad actors.  I had joined MeWe back in 2018, and it now my primary social media site:

mewe.com/i/johnteets    Ask to be a contact!

Monday, December 21, 2020

THE PASSOVER STAR?

There was no "Christmas star" - the star in scripture came about 18 months later to guide the Wise men to the HOUSE where Jesus was staying. There were no wise men at the manger - just Shepherds, Joseph, Mary, and the newborn Great Shepherd Jesus. Actually, Matthew 2:11 doesn't mention Joseph being there when the Wisemen did come - only Mary - Joseph may have been out getting food or something else. People like the traditional narrative, but it is not per the Bible and there would be hopeless contradictions in scripture with that man-made scenario - Jesus could not be going to Nazareth and Egypt at the same time. If you follow the Bible and not tradition, there are zero contradictions. Jesus went to Nazareth after being presented in the temple and went to Egypt just after the wise men left the house where they were staying. Remember, Herod killed all the babies TWO YEARS and younger. That makes the wise men's visit likely to have been at Passover where Jesus' parents went every year per the scripture and they would likely have stayed in Bethlehem the place where Joseph was born - probably in a house owned by his extended family. Note that the shepherds did not need a star to guide them - they were told by an angel to go to a manger where a baby would be wrapped in swaddling clothes. That alone told them where Jesus would be - at the place where the sacrifice lambs were kept. The lambs had swaddling clothes wrapped around them to protect them from any spot or blemish until they were sacrificed. How appropriate that the perfect lamb of God was wrapped in the same way! People like to make up stuff whether Santa or having all the characters in one scene regardless of reality.