Today we have Evangelist Bro. Dr. Chuck Cofty who demonstrates for us how to post a ministry update.
If the caps is a bit much for you just pretend that the whole thing is being bawled in your ear by R. Lee Ermey. Or Jesus. I get the impression that some fundamentalists think that they both sound a lot alike.
PASTOR SPROWLS HAS BEEN THE PASTOR HERE FOR TWENTY-ONE YEARS. WE HAVE HAD GOOD MEETINGS SO FOR THIS WEEK WITH THE OLD FASHIONED ALTAR BEING USED GREATLY. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL CHURCH NESTLED IN THE MOUNTAINS OF CENTERAL PENNSYLVANIA AND COMPLETLY SURROUNDED BY LARGE MOUNTAINS. THE VIEWS ARE SIMILIAR TO THE PAINTINGS OF NORMAN ROCKWELL AND THE PEOPLE VERY KIND AND ATTENTIVE. WE HAVE HAD A LARGE NUMBER OF VISITORS EACH SERVICE WITH PASTOR JOHN LEATHERMAN AND MANY OF HIS FOLKS FROM HIS GOOD CHURCH IN ATTENDANCE LAST EVENING WITH PASTOR LEATHERMAN SINGING THE OFFRATORY. IF YOU ARE HEADED TOWARD PENN STATE THIS CHURCH IS JUST FIFTY MINUTES EAST. TRY IT – YOU WILL LIKE IT AND WANT TO STAY.
AFTERNOON OF THE 21ST A LADY FROM THE CHURCH WITH A THIRTY YEAR SON WHO IS A DRUG ADDICT ASK IF I WOULD MEET WITH HIM IN AN ATTEMPT TO LEAD HIM TO THE LORD. I MET WITH JOHN THIS AFTERNOON, HE SAID THAT HE HAD BEEN SAVED; I ASK HIM AND SHOWED HIM 11 COR 5:17 AND HE SAID THAT HE HAD NOT CHANGED WHEREUPON I SAID IN ALL PROBABILITY YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN SAVED. HE AGREED AND PRAYED WITH ME THAT THE LORD WOULD FORGIVE HIM AND SAVED HIM. WE WALKED BACK TO THE PASTOR’S HOME WITH JOHN NOW ON HIS WAY TO HEAVEN AND A PROMISE THAT HE WOULD BE IN THE SERVICE TONIGHT. PRAISE THE LORD!
Dr. Bro. Cofty stand out in my memory as the man who once in my hearing at Pensacola Christian College compared the ‘intelligence network’ of competing school Bob Jones University to that of Al-Qaeda. He was serious.
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I was there for the famous “Al-Qaeda” comment. It was my senior year at PCC. I am still in shock. About a month later I asked him about it, he still stood by te statement. All the talk about this line was proof to him of just how effective their intelligence network was.
Yes, the only way that people from BJU could have possibly heard that line that he said publicly in a chapel service at PCC was by way of a secret intelligence network. It couldn’t possibly be that PCC students who had friends at BJU called their friends that night and told them about it just for a laugh (or because they were disgusted). No, no, secret intelligence network. 😆
This was clearly before my time at PCC. Wouldn’t surprise me if I had heard it though. They were always making derogatory comments about competing fundy schools, especially BJU.
O.K. You got got me it’s funny.
I remember the Al-Qaeda thing too. Quite amusing.
Semi-read the secondary linkâ€¦Then decided to read it all. And wow. Filth is right. Downright disgusting.
Chuck Cofty was instrumental in my salvation. Those are the facts.
That’s wonderful, Marc. I’m glad that, despite their errors, fundamentalists can and do lead people to Christ. No one here is trying to deny it.
That doesn’t mean that he’s suddenly right about everything. People like him certainly don’t give that kind of consideration to people they don’t agree with.
Too funny! I could not help but imagine R. Lee Ermey reading this post. I feel terrible for smirking, I think I will go choke myself.
I find it hard to believe this illiterate man is a Major in the USMC. I’m not saying he isn’t; I’m just saying it’s hard to believe that he is.
To whoever made the comment about Bro. Dr. Cofty acting like Jesus and R. Lee Ermey sounded alike, I just tried to picture Jesus saying “Father, forgive them. For they know not what they do” in Ermey’s voice. Not exactly something I would want to think about much.
“St. Paul said that we must â€œendure til the endâ€ to be saved.”
Actually, it was Jesus who said it twice, and not Paul. And the context is very clearly the end of the world, not the end of ones life. Without going all dispensational on you, it is apparent that it Jesus is talking about a future event.
Mark 13:7 Jesus says “the end shall not be yet” so it is clear he is talking about a specific time.
In Matthew 24 Jesus says “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
Once again a specific period of time in the future.
BTW, I am all for “easy believism”, but against what I know as quick prayerism (ie, God wants you to know you are a sinner, pray this prayer and he will save you, BAM! Got you now I can stand up and give a testimony on sunday). Although, easy believism is a misleading term, because it is actually very hard/impossible to believe that God is so amazingly gracious as to to all we ever need to purchase our salvation, free us from slavery to sin and secure our eternal life with Him with no input on our part.
I find it odd that these passages are used often to support this teaching (which has some truth in it, ie, a converts life should change to the glory of God), because it is not about it at all.
It cracks me up to think about BJU and PCC having an argument about who’s really holding it down for God!