MY KINGDOM COME: The Mormon Quest For Godhood

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Apologetics, Christian Living | 0 comments

BUY Perfect Bound, BW, 6 x 9, 309 pages Also available in downloadable eBOOK for iPad or Kindle. See more books of same category: Christian Living Author: Ed Decker To a Mormon, happiness may be Family Home Evening, and families may be forever, but becoming an actual god is the ultimate goal of every member of the church. Mormons believe the reason for coming to earth from the planet near the great star Kolob is to gain bodies for our spirit beings and to be tested. To become gods, they need to be Mormons, to go through the temple to learn the signs and tokens for entry to the celestial glory and to be obedient unto death to the holy prophet. Everything else is tied to, and wraps around, this one goal. Today, Mormon Mitt Romney is a major candidate for the White House. A man who would be god. An entire chapter is devoted to the Mormon Plan for America and the rise of Mitt Romney. It is a warning and a must read for every Christian. Ed Decker is the International Director of Saints Alive in Jesus, a ministry that actively brings the gospel of grace to those lost in the darkness of cultic bondage. He is a former Mormon who spent twenty years of his adult life as a member of the LDS church before becoming a Christian. He was a member of the “Holy Melchizedek” priesthood, a “Temple Mormon” and active in leadership in local LDS churches. Ed has spent the next 30 years researching and writing about...

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The Cloud of Unknowing

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Catalog, Christian Classics, Christian Living, Theology | 0 comments

BUY Perfect Bound, BW, 6 x 9, 322 pages See more books of same category: Christian Living Author: Anonymous A practical spiritual guidebook, The Cloud of Unknowing was thought to have been written in the latter half of the 14th century, by an anonymous English monk, possibly a Carthusian, who counsels a young student to seek God not through knowledge but through what he speaks of as a “naked intent” and a “blind love.” “Our intense need to understand will always be a powerful stumbling block to our attempts to reach God in simple love […] and must always be overcome. For if you do not overcome this need to understand, it will undermine your quest. It will replace the darkness which you have pierced to reach God with clear images of something which, however good, however beautiful, however Godlike, is not God.”–Author, The Cloud of Unknowing. Lamp Post is proud to present some of the finest Christian literary works of all time-writings that have affected the Church, touched the hearts of its leaders, and helped shape Christianity for two thousand years; timeless books that have endured and are deserving to be included among the Christian...

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Gold Rush

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Articles, Interviews & Articles | 0 comments

I was more than pleasantly surprised yesterday to see that my DVR suddenly had on about 5 episodes of Gold Rush.  For the last few years it’s a been a Saturday Morning ritual…Sitting on the couch with three kids huddled on top of me while I watch the show. I don’t have any other shows that I claim as “my show”… so when it’s my turn…it’s my turn!   I love this show, watching the exploits of Todd Hoffman, his dad Jack, and his crew as they stumble about the Yukon, trying their best, working hard, making good and bad decisions, and making blind leaps of faith as they go for the gold. What is it I love so much about this show?  I think in many ways it reminds me of me… First, on the most simplest of levels, we all trudge through life trying to make it.  These guys are inspiring in that they are breaking the mold and trying to do something that will provide a windfall of money…  Who doesn’t want to strike it rich? That really appeals to the entrepreneur in me. But even more so, it reminds me of my spiritual life.  The Psalmist writes in Psalm 19:9-10: The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; I work hard to seek the righteousness of his calling…and I dig for it with all my might as something much more precious than gold.  But sometimes I just make bad decisions.  Sometimes I utterly fail.  Sometimes for all of my hard work I seem to get very little reward.  And sometimes, I feel like I have a dozen cameras and a full film crew there to capture every stupid move I make at every angle to show it to all the world, waiting to watch it on their DVR. But I also know how it feels at the end of a day to cradle a jar full of “more precious than gold”…to be able to share it with my brothers and sisters who labor alongside of me and tell them “they get a cut!” Regardless, whether I end the Season with a dozen full jars, or a few flakes in a vial, I know it is God’s reward for seeking Him and honoring His ways, and He tells me “Well done!”  He is the Producer of my show, and He’s always ready to prepare me for a new season! (“More Precious than Gold Rush: Season 44, coming this October!”) Gotta go!  The show is about to start! Written by Brett Burner, publisher, Lamp Post Inc....

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Count Your Days

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Articles, Interviews & Articles | 0 comments

Remember last year?  The Mayans had it all figured out.  Their calendar had come to an end.  Winter Solstice, December 21, 2012.  The end of the world. I don’t think anyone really took it seriously.  There were some “End of the World” parties.  It made for a few great movies, most notably the wildly erratic, completely far-fectched and totally entertaining “2012″.  Waves crashing over mountains, Woody Harrelson dying in a massive thermonuclear volcanic explosion, John Cusack racing his limo through the tectonic upheaval of Los Angeles… (Gotta love Hollywood!) And as the 21st came to a close, there was a soft exhale and wiping of the brow, and we all steeled ourselves toward the stresses of a new day.  (Those darn Mayans!)  Life would go on… Recently a reporter was talking to a cancer patient. All remedies had failed, and now the patient was laying in a hospital bed, waiting for his inevitable passage into eternity. The reporter asked, “What’s it like waking up every day knowing you are going to die?” Locking his gaze with the reporter, the patient smiled and asked: “What’s it like waking up every day and pretending that you’re not?” There is a well known statistic we all often ignore:  100% of ALL people are going to die. (Sure there was Enoch and Elijah…but they are serious exceptions to the rule.) And not one of us knows the day or the time.  I may live to be old and gray…I may not make it through tomorrow.  The only time we have guaranteed to us is right now. I’m not trying to be morbid, nor am I obsessed with death. Rather, I am feeling a sense of urgency. In Psalm 90:12, the psalmist prays:  “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” When we count our days, we recognize our time in this life is limited.  It is in this recognition that “a heart of wisdom” is gained! Life is not something to be wasted put off or thrown away. We are here on this earth for a purpose:  To know God, to love God, and to tell others about God’s love!  Our whole lives are to be lived within this framework. If I am not expressing his love…by my life, my actions or my words…then I am not living up to my calling. Of course I am speaking “practically”—we work, we eat, we sleep, we play—but when we do those things for their own sake, our focus shifts.  We think…”This part of my life is mine, that part of my life is God’s.” Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 that “You are not your own; you were bought...

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Uniformity With God’s Will

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Catalog, Christian Classics, Christian Living, Theology | 0 comments

BUY Perfect Bound, BW, 6×9, 48 Pages See more books of same category: Christian Living Author: St. Alphonsus de Liguori The subject of God’s will was for Alphonsus a theme of predilection, a theme dearest to his heart. Just as St. Ignatius stressed ‘the greater glory of God,’ St. Alphonsus in all his works, gave prominence to ‘the greater good pleasure of God.’ The death of a friend deeply affected the Saint and he expressed his sentiments in a poem on God’s will. The wide acclaim it received may have suggested to him the thought that a tract on the same subject would be helpful to the souls of others. His surmise proved correct, for the appearance of his subsequent pamphlet was greeted with instant favor. “Perfection is founded entirely on the love of God: ‘Charity is the bond of perfection;’ and perfect love of God means the complete union of our will with God’s.”—St....

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