Friday, October 26, 2007

A Campaign of a Different Sort!

Abortion always stops a beating heart!

For some time a campaign has been underway. It is called, "40 Days for Life." This is definitely something very different. Throughout the nation abortion clinics and the "people" (term used loosely!) who run them are being confronted with a witness that human life is sacred due to the fact that God identifies every conceived human being long before that conception ever took place! Further, our Creator has very definite plans for each human being. If you doubt this, then take a real close look at Jeremiah 1:4,5 in the Scriptures and after that do about one half to a full hour of serious thinking about what you just read!

For all the details plus reports of miraculous results go to 40 Days for Life. Use return feature on your web browser to come back here.

For You have formed my inward parts; You have covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!
--- Psalm 139:13-17

Friday, October 19, 2007

What Will Al Gore and His Friends Do When the Planet Goes from Warm to a Blazing Fire?

OSLO, Oct. 12 — A news release reported that former Vice President Al Gore, battle-scarred veteran of a bitter 2000 presidential election, was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, sharing it with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations network of scientists.

“I will accept this award on behalf of all the people that have been working so long and so hard to try to get the message out about this planetary emergency,” said Mr. Gore in Palo Alto, Calif., as he stood with his wife, Tipper, and four members of the United Nations climate panel.

Al Gore and those who are in sympathy with his crusade on the issue of "global warming" show no concern about the fires of evil that are consuming the nations of this world, nor the plain fact that God is calling all peoples of all nations to repent of all sinful practices, relationships, attitudes, and desires. Mercy and forgiveness are being presently offered through Jesus Christ, Who is God revealed in human form and Who personally visited this planet 2,000 years ago.

It is the extensive rebellion against the Creator of this universe by the vast majority of this world's population which will bring ultimate destruction. There is not a nation anywhere on earth, the United States included, that provides clear evidence of being Christian in its every day affairs.

Isaiah 24 cites three significant actions taken by the masses which invite the undiluted wrath of God. His response to the persistent rebellion is a mighty shaking of the earth itself. And why is this? Read a few statements for yourself:
The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away; the haughty people of the earth languish. The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, and those who dwell in it are desolate. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men are left. --- Isaiah 24:4-6

But that's not all -- God's dealings with this rebellious planet in the final stage of human history speak clearly of fire -- for those who like to make an issue of "global warming" consider how God will turn up the heat more than just a few degrees!

For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. But the heavens and the earth which now exist are kept in store by the same word, reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. --- 2 Peter 3:5-7

At least for right now there is still opportunity for those living in rebellion to repent of their sins, receive Jesus Christ into their lives as Savior and Lord, and commit to serving Him obediently so long as they live in this present world. But the days of grace and mercy being offered are definitely numbered! What has been your choice in regard to Jesus, the Son of God, Who died for your sins on the cross?

We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For He says: "In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you." Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. --- 2 Corinthians 6:1,2

Monday, October 15, 2007

A Letter to the Editor

Before you go to that letter, allow me to do some explaining. First, I am Theo and Administrative Assistant at Circuit Rider's Range. In that area you will see me from time to time as I give significant assistance to my boss, CDH. Second, he is a fellow who does a lot of writing. He often writes letters to newspaper editors. A few years ago he locked horns with the editor of the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat -- well, actually, the "skirmishing" took place on more than one occasion. You can get more details on this at Letters to the Editor, Johnstown Tribune-Democrat -- one butchered and many others not published! If you go there, use return feature on your browser to come back here.

But my boss has also expressed deep appreciation to three other newspapers in the area where he lives. Editors of these papers have been very gracious and most of the time have printed the letters exactly as written -- if any editing has been done, it has been barely noticable. And on occasion these have even printed the web site address with his name.

Ok, now on the letter which deals with a very serious church issue ->

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


Dissatisfaction with trends in church denominations has prompted 2 congregations in the south central Pennsylvania region to consider leaving their parent denominations. This unfolding event has been discussed in some local media.

In recent decades there has been a growing restlessness at the grass roots level among those identified with mainline denominations in particular.

The primary reason for the intense dissatisfaction is rather simple. There has been an abandonment of Biblical authority on the part of many who hold positions of high level denominational leadership as well as too many pastors of local congregations. To put it in explicit terminology – “The Bible really doesn’t mean what it says!” The twisted and perverted “interpretations” which have crept in over the years has resulted in declining membership numbers for the mainline groups. In the case of one major mainline, the loss is in the tens of thousands each year.

Those widely accepted apostate teachings now tell us such things as the opening chapters of Genesis being the stuff from which myths and fairy tales are born, sexual behavior condemned by a holy God no longer is, Jesus Christ is not really the person portrayed in the New Testament Scriptures, etc!

One research project a few years ago revealed the shocking fact that only about 51 per cent of protestant pastors in this country hold to a Biblical world view in their lives and ministry!

A few of us still hold to the solid fact that the day is coming when God will interrupt the flow of human history and graphically demonstrate that every “jot and tittle” of His Word is true indeed!

Still contending at and blogging at,

Clayton D. Harriger, United Methodist pastor

Western PA Annual Conference

Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Evolution of the Simple Baby Doll!

"For My people are foolish, they have not known Me. They are silly children, and they have no understanding. They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge." --- Jeremiah 4:22

There was a time when a doll was a doll. A miniaturized form of a human being -- man, woman, boy or girl which was a favorite toy of children in their very young years.

At points along the way in time dolls became a bit more sophisticated. Some dolls were produced which became collectors' items. Female dolls were adorned with expensive gowns, etc.

War times resulted in production of what was known as G. I. Joe figures with a lot of accessories enabling boys to engage in combat situations with G. I. Joe, his jeep and weapons.

Even professional sports got into the act with dolls produced in the likenesses of big name players. Certain names now bring a hefty price on the eBay market!

With the "sexual revolution" (the adoption of a philosophy which says, "Sex is fun with anyone or more than one anyone at the same time, anywhere and at any time!") which began in the 60's came a new kind of "doll" on the scene -- the sex doll. First models were somewhat crude -- the inflatable models made of plastic such as a blow up Easter bunny and were often given as gag gifts.

Due to demand and developing technology the sex doll has made great strides forward -- sort of like the progress made from the Wright brothers' cumbersome flying machine to our modern space shuttle!

A recent program by BBC was titled, "Love Me, Love My Doll." It featured some men who have the latest in sex dolls. One of these guys actually had a number of these lifeless females around his house!

These dolls are made of silicone which very closely resembles human flesh in texture and color. There are models which have PVC skeletons and metal joints. The great feature is that they are "anatomically correct" which means they become a sexual partner because the man is unable to have a live human female partner!

The dolls average over 5 feet in height and weigh about 100 pounds. They can be custom ordered according to preference of the customer -- hair color, eye color, breast size, skin color, etc.

Prices can range from $1,295 to $6,500 and zooming to $10,000 depending on the sophistication and special "features" of the doll! And business is booming according to manufacturers in the business at the present time.

In one place in the world the prostitution business is being threatened as zealous entrepreneurs have set up shop -- for a fee you can rent a doll in a private room and indulge your sexual fantasies!

Oh yes, women have not been excluded in the doll evolution -- instead of buying an 18 inch doll with a porcelain head and dressed in a Victorian gown to add to your growing collection, you can buy a 6 foot silicone "anatomically correct" male according to your personal preferences and exact specifications!

As we in this world continue to carnally abuse the sacred gift of human sexuality which our Creator has given us, how long do you think it will be before He says, "Enough is enough!", and begins to do some things which will quickly remind the members of the human race that the price for making bad choices and engaging in wicked behavior is extremely high!

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. --- Galatians 6:7,8

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Zealous to Save from Malaria, But....!!!

High level fanfare has been given to the "Nothing But Nets" campaign in the September 28, 2007 issue of the WPAUMC InterLink, biweekly publication of the W. PA Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. At the recent session of the conference in June the color orange was prominent as youth wore tee shirts of that color with the caption on the back as noted in above photo --


Bishop Thomas Bickerton is to be commended for his zealous leadership in this campaign in which it has been reported that the denomination is more than half way toward its $3 million dollar goal of providing netting for families in parts of Africa where as many as 1 million children die from malaria each year. Bishop Bickerton has heavily stressed these mortality rates.

All well and good -- a worthy project in any man's language which has had an enthusiastic reponse by groups of all ages. High profile press coverage has helped immensely. Many lives will be saved in the times ahead because of this endeavor.

BUT the bishop, along with all his colleagues, is totally silent about the fact that about 1 million unborn children are brutally mutilated and murdered in this country each year. Tally at this point in time is over 48 million victims of the United States' tailor made version of "Holocaust!"

United Methodist bishops are quite notorious regarding their silence on the destruction of thousands of unborn children every week of the year. They will issue joint statements on all kind of social and moral matters ranging from the war in Iraq, gambling, the death penalty, concern for children (the born ones, that is), etc.

The bishops clearly expressed their displeasure that a practicing homosexual was denied church membership by a pastor who was attempting to counsel the man to repent of his sins. The homosexual refused to repent. But the way the bishops put it, if a guy is practicing sodomy regularly with his "lover" and wants to become a member of the United Methodist Church no pastor should stand in the way of granting that desire! Whew! It gets pretty deep sometimes, doesn't it?

One bishop told me in written communication that she agrees with the position of the UMC on abortion which is really one that gives a "green light" to abortion on demand. So for her, whatever shifting the denomination does in taking positions on issues at its General Conference gatherings, she will go along every time. The logic of this says that if the UMC delegates voted that we should all jump off the Golden Gate Bridge, then we should do so and not question the action! This is what you call "marching in lockstep, no questions to be asked!"

Fortunately, there are still a few folks around the denomination (pastors and laity) who refuse to buy in to this philosophy. They usually are not popular people and often are branded as being fanatical, narrow-minded, unloving, and even unChristian!

Alas, I digress a bit again -- if you want to see how many unborn children have been murdered since Bishop Bickerton took over as bishop in the W. PA Conference, go to A Quick Look At the United States' Massacre Tally! Scroll down a ways and you will come to mention of Bishop Bickerton. Go further to see what the number of victims has been since other bishops have been elevated to their present positions in the UMC.

Remember, we will be told that we need to do all we can to prevent malaria deaths in Africa, but not a syllable coming from those fellows and girls that make up a special group known as the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church!

How about a tee shirt with this inscription on the back for starters --


Don't look for one in any United Methodist Church annual conference session anytime soon -- just maybe when God makes His response, as He surely will, to this abomination of slaughtering the innocents in their mothers' wombs there might be the formation of special "committees" to study the issue and then report back to the next annual conference session -- if there is one!

The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, "Stand in the gate of the Lord's house, and proclaim there this word, and say, 'Hear the word of the LORD, all you of Judah who enter in at these gates to worship the LORD!'" Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. Do not trust in these lying words, saying, 'The temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD are these.' For if you thoroughly amend your ways and your doings, if you thoroughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbor, if you do not oppress the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, or walk after other gods to your hurt, then I will cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever. Behold, you trust in lying words that cannot profit. Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, burn incense to Baal, and walk after other gods whom you do not know, and then come and stand before Me in this house which is called by My name, and say, 'We are delivered to do all these abominations'?" --- Jeremiah 7:1-10