Receive much greetings in the name of our Lord and
savior Jesus Christ. Pastor Lasiter ,I know you have
been expecting me to visit you during this month of July
.I am sorry I wonít be able to make it.
Pastor, I happened to visit a friend at our neighboring
country Uganda and during my stay there were 70 people
defected from Sunday worship and accepted Sabbath truth.
For that reason I have sacrificed my coming there this
month in order to take care of these people and teach
them what exactly Sabbath truth means .
I am planning to visit you early next year .Although I
will continue updating you on our progress.
Please greet your dear family and the beloved church of
Christ .My family and the church sends you greetings. We
all love you and forever grateful that you brought to us
the Sabbath truth during your Crusades here in 2001.
Pastor Robert Muthoka, KENYA, E. Africa
Dear Mr. Lasiter,
Thanks for taking the time to answer in depth. I
appreciate your response.
I was in the Worldwide church, but have been away over
20 years. The doctrine I stepped furtherest away from is
that teaching about being in the "God family" because I
came to see that Isaiah has verses which say God is NOT
reproducing himself. (Check out Is. 44:6, 8, & 43:10.) I
do still believe after the resurrection & that mortal
bodies will put on immortality, just not quite in the
same way Herbert Armstrong taught.
Recently, a forum reprinted news about your African trip
which made me interested in looking at your web site.
The update mentioned Sunday folks came to the Sabbath as
a result of that trip. Thanks
again for responding. Cindy
By your response I think you will agree,- it really
doesn't matter just exactly what we shall be when the
Lord appears as long as He finds us faithful. Those are
interesting Scriptures. Let me give you another
Scripture or two to think about. I believe these are
very deep and frankly I don't have a firm understanding
of them, but I do receive them as the Bible states them.
"Blessed be the God and Father of our
Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every
spiritual blessing in the heavenly places IN CHRIST,
just as He CHOSE us IN
HIM (Jesus) BEFORE
THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD, that we should be holy
and blameless before Him. In love He PREDESTINED US to
ADOPTION AS SONS through JESUS CHRIST to Himself." (Ephesians
This appears to say that those who are "called" and
"chosen" are actually "chosen in
Christ before the
foundation of the world." And that those who WERE chosen
BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD were PREDESTINED to
become SONS OF GOD.
that this Jesus "created all things." (1:16) And
that He is the Head of the Body, which are those
predestined to be chosen "in Christ", the Church. (1:18) Paul
goes on to say that Jesus is the "first-born" from the
dead and therefore "first in everything." Verse
19says that "it was the Father's good pleasure for
all the fulness to dwell in Him (Jesus)." Chapter
2 verses 9-10 reveals
what that "fulness" is, notice,- "For in Him all the
fulness of Deity dwells
form, and in Him you (church) have been MADE
COMPLETE, and He is the HEAD over all rule and
Paul appears to be saying that the fulness of Deity is
composed of one Body, the Body of Christ with Jesus as
it's Head and the church as His Bodily form. Notice also
that this Bodily form is "Deity" (divine) and is made
complete in its fulness with
Christ as its Head and those chosen in Him before the
foundation of the world His Body. The Church and Christ
seem to be, or become one. In Corinthians Paul says "You
are one Body, the Body of Christ." That we are "one
Lump" which is "unleavened." Peter says we and Christ
are a "spiritual Temple." The church are the "living
stones" and Christ is the "Cornerstone." But obviously
it is a single structure, just as the Head and Body are
a single Bodily form.
Ephesians 2 verse 10 says
that the church is "His workmanship,CREATED IN CHRIST
JESUS for good works, which God PREPARED BEFOREHAND,
that we should walk in them."
"For WHOM He FOREKNEW, He also PREDESTINED to become
conformed to the IMAGE OF THE SON, that He might be the
FIRST-BORN among MANY BRETHREN; and WHOM He PREDESTINED,these he
also CALLED, and WHOM He CALLED, these he also
justified; and WHOM He justified THESE He also
GLORIFIED." Paul is saying that those "called" and
"chosen" were "foreknown" by God, and were "predestined"
to be "conformed to the image of the Son."
Hebrews 2 says
that man was made for a little while lower than the
angels, and also that Jesus likewise was made for a
little while lower than the angels in order that He
might suffer death. Verse 10 says that this Jesus is the
Author or "captain" of our salvation and through His
sacrifice is bringing "many sons to glory." Now notice
verse 11, "For BOTH He WHO SANCTIFIES and THOSE WHO ARE
SANCTIFIED are ALL FROM ONE FATHER; for which reason He
si not ashamed to CALL THEM BRETHREN." Now Paul is
saying here that "BOTH" Jesus who
"sanctifies" and THOSE who
are sanctified (that's
the church) are "ALL FROM ONE
FATHER," and this is
the REASONthat Jesus is not ashamed to "call THEM
"Since then the CHILDREN share in FLESH and blood, He,
HIMSELF likewise also partook of the same, that through
death He might render powerless him who had the power of
death, that is, the devil." Who are the "children" who
shared in the "flesh and blood?" Are they not those who
were "sanctified" and "all from one Father?"
Now, in quoting these passages I am not saying that the
saints of God had a pre-existence with memory and
existence apart from Christ. Or that the saints were
"God-Beings" like or separate from God, the Son. But
these Scriptures do seem to say that those called,
chosen and sanctified were "foreknown", "predestined"
"chosen IN CHRIST before the foundation of the world."
It is a mystery, such as the mystery of Levi paying
tithes to Melchezidek before he was born, even yet while
he was in Abraham's loins. Yet, we learn here, that Levi was "in
Abraham's loins" before
he was born.
An observation: When
giving Adam a mate, God saw that there was no suitable
mate for him among the animals which He had made. When
God made a mate for an animal, he simply reached down
and took of the earth to fashion one from.
But when God made a mate for Adam he did not reach down,
pick up some soil and make a woman, He made Adam's bride
from Adam. The first woman came from the first man. God
reached into Adam's side and "chose" a part of his
"body" to make a mate. Before Eve existed as Eve she
existed "in Adam."
And God pronounced them "one flesh" not two. Perhaps,
when the Father chose a "bride" for the second Adam
which is Christ, he found none suitable among the earthy
and "chose" one "in Christ" as we read in Ephesians
told the Corinthians that he wished to present the
church to Christ as a pure virgin and that they were
"betrothed to one husband, that to Christ." (2
Cor. 11:2) Revelation 19 says
that the bride will have made herself ready when Jesus
returns in glory.
This bride and Jesus the Groom are "one spirit" as Adam
and Eve were "one flesh." Not "many Gods" but one God
the Son, Jesus is the Head, we are His Bodily form,
spiritally speaking of course. When the spirit is
finished with this mortal there will be nothing left of
what was us except what the spiritual Seed in us
produces. We are a "new creature in Christ" but composed
of what has always existed, the spiritual Seed or
essence of God the Son. In expanding the God-Family, we
are not becoming many gods, but many individual members
of ONE BODY, -the FULNESS of DEITY in BODILY FORM.
Concerning the article "You
Keep Sabbath - I Keep Sunday?" the
Disciples of Christ pastor Robert Muthoka who I tell the
story of talking about Sabbath observance with did bring
his church into the Sabbath. Since then, he has visited
Uganda and brought another church into Sabbath
observance through his witness and testimony.
Also, I received word from a pastor from Kisii, Kenya
who said that he was at one of my crusades in Nakuru and
argued with me over Sabbath observance after the
meeting. In the letter, he told me he couldn't stop
thinking about the points I had given him and finally
began to study it honestly for himself. As a result he
and his congregation are now a Sabbatarian fellowship. I
want to say,- the crusades were never about Sabbath
observance, but were mainly the pure saving gospel of
Jesus Christ. However, we always made an invitation to
the crowds to attend that week's Sabbath Service at the
local church where I would be. So they all knew we were
.Aside from this, we established three new Sabbath
congregations in Kenya during our five weeks of
crusades. I preached 34 crusades in 34 days in four
different regions of Kenya, W. Africa. There are
Blessings, Your Friend in Christ's Service, Larry R.
From Romania: Dear Pastor Lasiter,
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord
Jesus Christ!My name is Sebastian Neagu and I am writing
to you from Bucharest the capital of Romania, a small
country in south-east Europe. I found your e-mail
address on internet in a site that offer a list with
independent seventh day churches. Hoping this wonít be a
burden for you I decided to write to you, the main
reason being that I intent to start a similar church
here in Romania.
But first let me tell you few words about me. I am
nearly thirty years old, I grew up in an orthodox family
but for almost ten years I came to know very well the
seventh day adventist, baptist, penticostal and
evangelical churches. I am student in the last year at
Theology Faculty of Romanian Biblical Institute, a
non-denominational school, and I will graduate this
As I mentioned before I want, by Lordís grace, to plant
a seventh day worship independent church. By independent
I mean not under one organizationís control. I donít
know how things are in America but here all major
churches are going trough an institutionalization
process becoming non-functional. Thatís why I think an
alternative is necessary.
Because this kind of initiative is a pioneer one in
Romania, I am writing to you considering that your
experience might be useful for me, and hoping you will
support me in my effort. If you agree to communicate
with me about this subject I am waiting for an answer
With faith that God will answer through you to the need
for salvation of the people from Bucharest I wish Godís
blessings for you.Your brother in Christ, Sebastian
WARMEST OF GREETINGS IN THE MIGHTY AND MAJESTIC NAME OF
OUR HEAVENLY FATHER AND HIS GLORIOUS SON JESUS CHRIST! I
hope this email finds you well and prospering in the
love, grace and mercy of our Lord and Savior.
Thank you for the exciting news! Have you visited our
web site? You can view it at www.pointsoftruth.com We
can help by sending you tracts, literature and booklets
which you may reproduce for your evangelistic effort
there in Romania. We also have sermon tapes available
upon request. I look forward to hearing from you again.
Let me know how I may help.
Your Friend in Christ's Service, Larry R. Lasiter
Greetings from Poland!
Are you pentecostals seventh day? Leszek
Warmest of Greetings in the Mighty and Majestic Name of
our Heavenly Father and His Glorious Son Jesus Christ!
We do not have a "Pentecostal" background but many
consider us Pentecostal because of our lively praise and
worship, our belief in the gifts of the holy spirit,
including the speaking of tongues. Pentecostals
themselves would probably not characterize us as true
Pentecostals because we don't place special emphasis on
speaking in tongues, nor do we hold that all Christians
who possess the holy spirit speak in tongues.
We yield to the move of the holy spirit during services
but also maintain order as the Apostle Paul instucted
the church to so that all things are done without
confusion, for God is not the Author of confusion. We do
not observe holidays which have pagan roots and which
predate Christianity, and we do observe the Biblical
holy day Festival as given by God in Leviticus 23,
though with New Testament, Gospel meaning. I hope I have
been helpful to you. Please write back and tell me about
Your Friend in Christ's Service, Brother Larry
Negative Question from "Korn Kid",
Why is it that Jesus freaks like you always have to pin
everything on the Bible? since the Bible is so vague and
generalized, of course its going to be "accurate" to
some degree, and I know in your reply you will say that
it is precise and you will waste your time with quotes
from that pile of dead trees. bye,
Dear Friend, Thank you for writing.
It is reasonable to question the Bible or any other
book, especially one which claims to be the inspired
word of a divine Creator. And you are also right in your
assessment that much of the Bible is written vaguely.
The Bible even says that God speaks to His prophets in
"dark sayings" which are difficult to understand. So,
the prophetic books of the Bible are often vague, dark
sayings which could be interpreted wrongly. Prophecy is
not to be interpreted but revealed only by the source of
that prophecy which according to the Bible, is God.
However, many still try to apply the prophetic writings
to mean what they want them to mean.
I think the most powerful evidence that there is
something extraordinary about the Bible can be found in
the testimonies of those who have witnessed its power
and truth firsthand. I, myself was a Rock musician about
to sign a recording contract when this Book suddenly and
dramatically changed my thinking and my life. That was
30 years ago and I have not been disappointed.
One of the most remarkable things about the Bible and
Christianity is that a person suddenly becomes a
Christian in a single moment, in a twinkling of an eye.
People don't really study to "learn" Christianity until
they have already been changed into Christians. It is a
mystery that is beyond simple explanation. I did not
want to become a Christian, I was not searching for God,
I liked my life as it was, but suddenly and dramatically
I found an overwhelming urge to begin reading the Bible.
No one "witnessed" to me, it all happened suddenly and
without any human involvement. I found myself
transformed and I liked it, and still do.
There are literally millions of testimonies where
"non-Christians", "atheists", "occultists" etc, are
suddenly transformed in a single moment into Bible
believing Christians. People who were just hours before
not even thinking that such a thing was even possible.
As I am sure you know, this has happened to Presidents,
Scientists, Physicians, Astronomers, Professors, etc, as
well as those of simpler professions and all walks of
The Bible and Christianity has changed the entire
complexion of the world. Wherever the simple gospel
(good news) of our Creator becoming a man to suffer and
die that those who are guilty may be spared is told,
people of all cultures and all races find a spiritual
call to embrace the message. God did not just forgive
the evil in man but paid the penalty for that evil with
His own blood. That is how great a love God has for us.
Many people such as Werner Von Braun, the founder of
NASA, and Oxford Professor, Author and former atheist C.
S. Lewis began reading the Bible to "prove it wrong"
only to find themselves wrong instead. It has been my
experience that most critics of the Bible have never
honestly read it. They assume they know what it says,
what it teaches from hearing various "Christian talk" or
from what they have heard preachers say. Even most
professing Christians have never really read their
Bibles to really prove it right or wrong.
What I have found in my 30 years of being a Christian,
is that most Christians have never truly studied their
Bibles to know that it is true, and most non-Christians
(non-Bible believers) have likewise never truly checked
it out firsthand either,- not like the men I mentioned
Most people in the world just go along to get along.
They just believe what they want to believe and never
really search for real truth in anything. Some attack
the Bible or Christianity because of its teachings
against sexual promiscuity, drug abuse, drunkenness etc.
These people do not want to believe that the Bible may
be true because they don't want to change their
lifestyle, so without evidence or research, they
"decide" that the Bible is not really God's Word to man
and has no real authority in their lives. One motivation
for this thinking is that the Bible teaches that all
unbelievers who do not change will be thrown into a Lake
of Fire. This is an uncomfortable thought to those who
are living wayward lifestyles.
You never mentioned which article you were referring to.
Did you go to the home page? www.pointsoftruth.comMay
I suggest you check out this article? www.pointsoftruth.com/worldjesus.html
I don't know anything about you personally. I don't know
if you have checked out the Bible firsthand and actually
read through it with an open mind. But if you haven't, I
wish you would. You can only make an intelligent
observation of it by thoroughly reading it. If you
haven't, then you really shouldn't have an opinion about
it one way or the other. I never have a strong opinion
about any book I have not read. I noticed that your
email contained no specifics, no Scriptural references
which illustrated your critic. If you read the Book then
you and I can intelligently discuss specific points and
come to logical conclusions. After reading through the
Bible many times over, I have found it more reasonable
to believe that it is the actual Word of God than to
believe that it is not. And I have witnessed firsthand
it truth and its power.
On a more personal note. Through reading the Bible and
through prayer and worship of its Author, I can testify
that I have seen Jesus with my own eyes, I have heard
the voice of God speak, I have witnessed supernatural
and wonderful miracles and instantaneous healing of
diseases. All in the name of the God of the Bible and of
Jesus His Son. I have felt the power of God's presence
run through me which is absolutely too euphoric to
I understand that you cannot, and should not just
believe what I am saying to you. You cannot know that I
am telling you the truth. But, understand also, that I,
like other Christians, have nothing to gain personally
in taking the time to write such a lengthy reply. I once
was like you, until in a moment, in a twinkling of an
eye my life was transformed forever. I once was blind,
but now I see. To my heavenly Father and to Jesus my
Savior I give thanks. It is my hope and prayer that you
may experience the love, power and joy that I now have.
Then you will know what all the fuss is about. Thanks
again for writing I do appreciate your comments.
Your Friend in Christ's Service,
Larry R. Lasiter
Dear Pastor Larry Lasiter
My heart lept with joy with the Sabbath information you
have supplied us. I canít wait for Sunday to go and tell
our brothers and Sisters in the church about this
message you have written to us. I will visit our
Reverend tonight and invite some of our friends who had
been involved in the Sabbath debate to read for
themselves what you have sent us. God bless you Pastor
Larry and the Crusade Church there. Amen!
I will write telling you the results of
tonight with our Reverend. Although I have little money
to spend I will sacrifice my launch to print out the
information you send us.
In Christ Jesus,Julius Zulu
I found your website through the coffee news newsletter.
I found the Sabbath....Sunday? link and read it with
great interest. My family and I moved from California to
Kentucky. We attend the local Seventh Day Adventist
church. since moving to Kentucky we have not found many
Sabbath keepers who are awake in the word. Sadly most
of the congregation at our new church here are
spiritually fast asleep. Do you have any churches here
in KY? I would really enjoy attending a Sabbath keeping
church service closer to home. Thank You, Cherokee
Dear Mr. Lasiter,
How do you do?
After reading your article, What happens at death? ,
then I would like to ask you why does the Bible reads
20: But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become
the first fruits of them that slept. (I Cor 15) "He is
now become (the firstfruits) of them that slept. " But,
Elijah the prophet did rise up the widow's son, and
Lazarus was made risen from the death. So the two was
risen before Jesus Himself - is there a disagreement
Lastly, Jesus answered one of the malefactor that "To
day shalt thou be with me in paradise." Does it mean he
is the first one delivered immediately to heaven after
death? Luke 23:42-43 - And he said unto Jesus, Lord,
remember me when thou comes into thy kingdom. And Jesus
said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou
be with me in paradise.
I have translated some of your passage's content into my
so as to edifying others.
Please help answering it.
Regards. Sincerely, Jack
Greetings Brother Jack,
Good to hear from you again. Elijah the prophet did
raise the widow's son, but not to eternal life. He just
lived out his natural life and died again and is now
awaiting the resurrection. The same is true with
Lazarus, he was raised but only temporarily, he later
died and is also awaiting the resurrection. Jesus rose
from the grave with the "keys" to death and the
grave."Blessed and holy is he who has a part in the
first resurrection from which death has no power."
(Revelation 20) Death still had power to take the
widow's son and also Lazarus at a later date. Jesus
raised them from the dead to fulfill the prophecies of
the Messiah. Remember when John the Baptist's disciples
came to Jesus and said, "John wants to know if You are
the Christ, or should we look for another?" Jesus
answered, "Go and tell John that the blind see, the lame
walk, the deaf hear and the dead are raised."
Concerning the statement Jesus made about Paradise while
on the Cross. Translators added punctuation to the
sacred Scriptures so this statement could be read like
this - "Verily I say unto thee today, you shalt thou be
with me in paradise." Notice that I put the comma AFTER
"today" and not BEFORE "today."
This would mean that Jesus was telling the man "today" (
the day of the crucifixion) he would be in Paradise with
Jesus but does not identify when. The rest of the
Scriptures identify that time as the time of the first
resurrection. Ask yourself this question,- Where did
Jesus go "that day?" Did He go to Paradise or the grave?
When asked what is the sign of Him being the Messiah,
Jesus answered and said that He would give them only one
sign, the "sign of Jonah." As Jonah was three days and
three nights in the belly of the great fish, so the Son
of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of
the grave." Jesus did not ascend to the Father to be
presented until three days later and did not ascend back
to His heavenly throne until forty days later. (Acts 1)
Clearly, Jesus did not go to Paradise the same day of
His crucifixion. Both Jesus and the man He promised
Paradise to were placed in their tombs later that day to
await the resurrection. Jesus, being the First Fruit of
the first fruits was raised following the third day, but
the man is waiting the resurrection of the saints which
will occur at the return of Christ.
Also concerning the "Coming in of His
Kingdom" the disciples asked the resurrected Jesus who
had appeared to them for forty days, as He was ascending
into Heaven, "Lord is it at THIS TIME that you are
restoring the Kingdom?" So even forty days after His
resurrection Jesus had not restored the Kingdom. But
when the Kingdom is restored at His Glorious return to
the earth, Jesus will"remember" this man who He promised
Thank you for writing and for giving me an opportunity
to help. I hope that I have been of help to you. May God
richly bless and keep you always in search of the Truth
and in His loving Grace Brother
Greetings in the name and love of Jesus Christ. It is
encouraging to communicate with Saints who wants to walk
with God believing the truths of the Sabbath and Holy
days. I and a few brothers and sisters are also keeping
the Sabbath and celebrating the holy days with the help
of Godwit much oppositions and persecution, but the
trails of our faith has made us strong. When we got your
address we overjoyed and comforted, thinking that we can
get encouraging words from you. We pay much to send this
message by e-mail because we didnít have computer. We
are poor in the materials of the world but rich in faith
Sir, we are not here asking physical support, but
spiritual support. Please, will you send us your
literatures- magazines, tracts, books, booklets,
periodicals or others? You can use the following
address: We expect eagerly your response. Donít
underestimate the service you give to us. Your reward
will be great in heaven. God bless In much love.
Kasshun Ayele Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA,
Dear Brother in Christ,
PLEASE RECEIVE THE WARMEST OF GREETINGS IN THE MIGHTY
AND MAJESTIC NAME OF OUR HEAVENLY FATHER AND HIS
GLORIOUS SON JESUS CHRIST! I hope this email finds you
well and prospering in the love, grace and mercy of our
Beloved Lord and Savior.
Thank you for writing and sharing your faith in the
holiness of the Sabbath and your testimony of Christ. We
will be happy to add you to our mailing list for
literature. We love Africa, in 2001 we held 34 crusades
in Kenya. We also have an outreach in Sierra Leone. Pass
our blessings to the church and tell them we love them
and pray for our African brethren each day. Where did
you get my email address? Our web site is www.pointsoftruth.com
Your Friend in Christ's Service,
I ran into a site that states the only
way to repent of adultery is to get out of that
relationship. What if you have married someone who
divorced on non biblical grounds and you married her and
had 3 kids over 14 years and did not realize that caused
you both to commit adultery till now. Do you have to
divorce and leave your wife and 3 kids to repent of
adultery and stay single for the rest of your life or
until their first spouse dies? Jesus plainly called it
adultery. This is driving me crazy!!! I and other people
that I know are in the situation. 1 Corinthians 6 states
"Do not be decieved no adulterer ... shall inherit the
kingdom of God. And such were some
of you. Did they divorce to stop committing Adultery.
Please Respond!!! Thanks,
WARM GREETINGS IN THE MIGHTY AND MAJESTIC NAME OF OUR
HEAVENLY FATHER AND HIS GLORIOUS SON JESUS CHRIST! Thank
you for writing and for allowing me to minister to you.
Paul told the Corinthians to stay in the condition in
which God called them into His grace. Once a person
repents of practicing sin, is baptized and receives the
holy spirit they are a new creation in Christ. The old
person is now dead and not subject to the penalty of
past transgressions. John 6:44 says "No man can come to
Me (Jesus) unless the Father draw him."
We did not choose the time that God calls us into His
mercy and grace, He does. He calls many people after
they have committed many gross sins and their new life
begins when the old self dies in the watery grave of
baptism. The Crusade Church of God teaches that people
are to stay in the relationship in which they are called
and remain faithful to their spouse. Paul says when a
person dies they are no longer bound but are free. A
person who receives Christ Jesus, having made a
committment to stop living in sin, is baptized and
receives the holy spirit is dead in the flesh but alive
in the spirit.
If a person truly repents, is baptized and really
receives the indwelling of the holy spirit and then
later divorces their mate, they are not allowed to marry
but must be reconciled to their mate according to
Scripture. People who knowingly and willingly rebell
against God in this manner must repent by separating for
they are living in sin. But this is truly very rare
indeed. When "Christians" go this far they have almost
always already left God in many other ways along the way
and are no longer true Christians. I hope I have been
helpful, I would have written in more detail but it is
very late here, but I didn't want to delay giving you an
answer. Please feel free to write again.
Blessings, Your Friend in Christ's Service, Brother
Do you have women preachers or pastors?
Thank you, H.L. Smith
Dear Mr. Smith,
Greetings in the Name of Jesus. The answer is no. There
is no Biblically based authorization for women pastors.
Women can hold the office of Deaconess or Prophetess but
women are not allowed to teach men in the congregation.
This however, does not mean that they are ignorant, and
they should be respected as co-heirs of the kingdom of
God. But God's word is clear on this subject and whether
we like it or not we must always yield to God. Paul told
Timothy that women are not allowed to teach men and
should quietly receive instruction.
In his first letter to the Corinthians
Paul told them that the women are to remain silent in
the church during services. (chapter 14) The Bible
however does show that women can be Prophetesses. So in
our congregation only men teach during the regular
worship service, but women are welcome to testify or
prophesy but not teach during the afternoon testimony
service. In fact the pulpit is open even to children
during this time.
Your Friend in Christ's
Service, Brother Larry
Dear Mr. Lasiter
I live in Wellsville, New York, a small town south of
Buffalo, New York. I am a seventh-day Adventist and I
found your web site interesting. I would like to know
how your congregation celebrates the different feasts
according to scripture and some more about your church.
I would really appreciate this information and God bless
Thank you so much, Jean Kozlowski
Warm Greetings in the Mighty and Majestic Name of our
Heavenly Father and His Glorious Son Jesus Christ. I
hope that this email finds you well and prospering in
the love, grace and mercy of our Lord and Savior.
We celebrate the Biblical festivals with New Testament
meanings. They are harvest festivals representing three
harvests of souls. They also picture God's great plan of
Salvation. If you will email me your mailing address I
will send you along some literature and sermon tapes
about us and the Biblical Holy Days. They truly are
wonderful blessings once you observe them.
Your Friend in Christ's Service,
Thanks for your article on Jesus' great
sign. (Of being three days and three nights in the
grave) Did you know that the Muslims use the 'Good
Friday' story to disprove Jesus? Notice
this from an Islamic web sitehttp://www.al-islam.org/short/closerlook/ -"Jesus
was crucified on Friday, this
is certainly known among all Christians, and itís
the reason for calling that Friday by "Good Friday."
Jesus was buried on Friday night. Now let us start
counting. Friday night Jesus was buried.This is night
day Jesus was still in the grave.This is day #1.
Saturday night Jesus was still in the grave. This
is night #2
2. The number of days and nights Jesus spent in the
heart of the earth is 1 day and 2 nights. This
challenges what Jesus had prophesied.
Yet, but for so many 'Christians,' it doesn't matter
that the Good Friday tradition runs contrary to THEIR
(OUR) OWN SAVIOR'S WORDS!"
This shows us why it is important to be
correct in our teachings. Thanks
Again for standing in TRUTH, Kirk H
I am glad that you found it helpful. After you wrote I
emailed the article to the Islamic web site you
mentioned to let them understand that "all Christians"
do not hold the belief that Jesus was not a full three
days and three nights in the grave. Blessings, Brother
Hi, my name is RJ
I have a few questions that I would like to know. I
wanted to know if I could be forgiven? I made a lot of
mistakes in my life. I was a fornicator, I was sexual
immoral by having unnatural sexual practices, I was a
thief, and a liar. I believe in Jesus but I fedl as if I
have too much sin to be forgiven. Is there too much sin
for God to forgive? I mostly wanted to know if I could
be forgiven for one sin in particular, and that is my
unnatural sexual practice. I was once very heavy into
drugs ( ecstasy and PCP), when I took these drugs I
messed up really bad, I had sexual relations with an
animal a few times while I was taking them. I thought I
could not be forgiven for this mistake. I stopped taking
drugs after this happened and started going to a
recovery church seeking Godís forgiveness but I didn't
know if I could be forgiven for this particular sin. I
think I have done the unpardonable sin so please return
this message and tell me if I could be forgiven or not.
I didn't want to ask my pastor these questions because
Im ashamed and thought that they would judge, me so I
would greatly appreciate it if you would reply back
soon. thank you. Ricky
WARMEST OF GREETINGS IN THE MIGHTY AND MAJESTIC NAME OF
OUR HEAVENLY FATHER AND HIS GLORIOUS SON JESUS CHRIST!
Thank you for writing and for allowing me the
opportunity to answer your question. Yes, you can be
forgiven. When Jesus suffered and died, giving His holy
and righteous life for the sins of humanity, it included
all types of sin. The only sin which cannot be forgiven
is blasphemy against the holy spirit and this is because
without the holy spirit one cannot receive Jesus into
their heart. It is by the power of the holy spirit that
conviction of sin comes to us. Those who reject that
conviction will over time have blasphemed the holy
spirit and can never be saved. God will give them over
to the unlawful passions they lust after, and according
to 2 Thessalonians chapter 2, will even send upon them a
lying spirit that they would believe that they are OK.
You, obviously regret the sins of your past, so lay them
at the foot of the cross and allow Jesus to bare them
for you. God will cast them into the "sea of
forgetfulness" to never be remembered again. PRAISE THE
LORD! I have some sermons that I think will help you, so
email me your physical mailing address and we will put
them in the mail free of charge.
Blessings, Your Friend in Christ's
Service, Pastor Larry R. Lasiter
Hello, This is Ricky again,
I wanted to know how Iím forgiven for
bestiality when there was no atonement nor forgiveness
in the Old Testament for capital punishments . Iím
losing hope, Iím new to all of this Biblical stuff so I
donít know much, but I think Iím going to HELL for this
sin I've committed while on drugs. I live my life in
fear of going to hell because Iím so guilty, so I have
been looking all over the Old Testament to see how I
could be forgiven for this sin since the Old Testament
is the only part of the Bible bestiality is spoken. I
have came to a passage of scripture that said that there
was no atonement nor forgiveness for capital punishment.
That they were supposed to be dead and not participating
in the Day of Atonement festival. I need help, Iím
losing faith. I thinking that Jesus wonít forgive me
since there was no atonement nor forgiveness for
bestiality. Am I going to hell? HELP ME! Ricky
If you have repented of this sin and have
asked God to forgive you, then you are forgiven. The
only sin that cannot be forgiven is blasphemy against
the holy spirit. This happens when God convicts a person
through the holy spirit and that person refuses to
repent of their sins. People have committed all types of
evil yet God in His mercy forgives those who repent. The
devil is working on your mind, you need to seek wise
counsel from a local man of God. Find someone you can
talk to, someone who will strengthen and encourage you.
I am going to Florida for a few days so I will be unable
to counsel you by email, so please go to your pastor or
someone you know is faithful and talk to them. We have
all sinned and we all come short of God's glory, no one
should cast a stone at you. Have
Faith, Your Friend in Christ's Service, Brother Larry
Mr Lasiter, -Just a note to you...
.I am trying to get info on both sides of this
issue....and have read your article "Can You Lose Your
Salvation?"....your points are taken in consideration
....but i don't agree with you....You failed to address
John 10:27-29 and John 17:12.
Also your view of Hebrews 6:4-6 falls short of whats the
writer is saying in context.....The primary reference of
this passage is to Jewish believers in the sense of them
being called out of Judasim...this is not a salvation
This is not a bashing, and I'm not trying
to change you view......just felt compelled to write. Scott
Thanks for writing and for expressing yourself. I agree
that nothing can take us out of God's hand, but I
believe that we can choose to leave. Satan cannot steal
us away from God, but we can choose to follow him into
evil and wickedness. I have personally witnessed this on
occasion in my 30 years as a witness of Christ. God
pleaded with Cain while he was contemplating murdering
his brother saying "Sin is crouching at the door, and
you must master it." I don't believe that Cain was "of
the evil one" (1 John 3:12) until he made a conscious
decision to walk away from God's Way. God will never
leave us, but neither will He follow us into perdition.
In His letters to the seven churches of Asia MInor
(Revelation 2,3) Jesus told each church where they were
in error and what to repent of. To the church at Ephesus
He warned that if they did not do the things which they
had done before they had went astray, that He would
remove the lampstand from their mist. Paul told the
Galatians that if they received circumcision and
embraced the Book of the Law that they would sever
themselves from Christ. (Chapter 5) Hebrews 6 is a
salvation issue, notice what happens to those who fall
away - "but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is
worthless and close to being cursed, and it ends up
being burned." Any plant which the Lord plants yet
yields no fruit but thorns and thistles ends up being
cast into the fire.
Obviously, like most Bible topics, we can make a case
for one than one view. But we need to harmonize the
Scriptures. We have to look at those passages which tell
us that nothing can take us out of God's hand in light
of the Scriptures which warn of the dangers of falling
away from the Lord. All Scripture is correct and true,
so our challenge as faithful messengers of Christ, is to
try our best to rightly divide them, and bringing them
into justification with one another.
Blessings, Your Friend in Christ's
Service, Pastor Larry R. Lasiter
Pastor, Can You Help?
I am currently living with my fiance. I am saved,
however he is not. We will marry soon . I was wondering
if oral sex is fornication. I think I know that it is.
Being something only
a husband and wife should share. We
have been together for almost 2 years. I have committed
fornication since I was 13, but I have recently been
saved and no longer do. I know that I love him, we
haven't had the most open and honest relationship on my
part. I have opened up to him and confessed my lies and
wrongdoing. I know that he doesn't trust me, but I am
committing my life to God, and feel that we can work on
trust but to make this right he must be saved, become a
Christian and us get married. Until then I am LIVING a
sinful life apposed to sinning as is our nature. I am
stuck in a turmoil over helping him and our relationship
and not letting it go Our time on Earth is about
relationships, FIRST WITH OUR LORD'S SON, then with
other mankind. I know the decision I must make, how can
I, we, maintain, love, cherish and worship both? Please
Warm Greetings in the Mighty and Majestic Name of our
Heavenly Father and His Glorious Son Jesus Christ!
To be saved one must first "repent" of their sins. That
is, to stop practicing sin. The Bible defines "sin" as
the "transgression of God's law." (1 John 3:4) The Bible
clearly states that all sinners, including fornicators
(those who practice sex outside of marriage) will be
thrown as profane into the Lake of Fire. To 'be saved"
is to be saved "from that penalty." If you have not
repented from practicing fornication, you are not saved
but still under the penalty of sin and the judgment of
Without real repentance there is no forgiveness of sins.
As a Christian, you cannot live with this man anymore.
Also, if you are now a Christian you cannot engage in
dating a non-Christian. Paul said that Christians can
only marry others in the Church. (1 Corinthians 7) He
said to do otherwise would be "unequally yoked."
Meaning, when plowing one does not yoke a donkey with an
ox. Paul goes on to ask "What does light have to do with
When God calls a person into the light of His truth and
they accept salvation through Christ Jesus, they are
then God's children of Light and are instructed to not
join themselves with those still in darkness. That is
not to say that we no longer care for them, in fact, we
care much more for then and desire for then to be saved
too, but we are not to join ourselves to them.
Jesus said, "No one can come to Me unless the Father
first draw him."(John 6:44) You and I have no way of
knowing whether God is going to call the man you have
been committing sin with anytime soon. You cannot lead
him to salvation unless God has drawn him to Jesus
But if you are convicted of your sinful behavior and
realize that you have greatly offended your God, who is
standing at the altar with the Blood of His own Son,-
all to save you from a fiery judgment, then you must not
keep Him waiting, nor should you wait on the man. My
counsel to you is to "run from sin" and run to your
merciful Father. Put your relationship with the man
behind you, and put your trust in God. I very seriously
doubt that the Lord will call this man anytime soon, and
doubt also that the Lord wants to keep him in your life.
In my 30 years in God's service, I have never once seen
this to be true in cases like this.
The Lord will test you and the Devil will tempt you with
the man whom you practiced sin with. "Oral sex" is still
sex, and sex outside of marriage takes you where you do
not want to go. Being saved, means saying to God, "Not
my will, but Your will be done in my life." It means
obeying God. Stop sinning, leave the house or put the
man out, and also get on with your life as a Christian
and God will provide you the man of His choosing. Let me
say also, that if this man "accepts Christ" because he
wants to keep you, he has not truly accepted Christ at
Teresa, God looks down from Heaven and sees all. He is
not bound by time or space. He can see all the faithful
servants throughout time as He watches from above. What
does He see? Read Hebrews Chapter 11. He sees faithful
servants who suffered and died in order to be found
obedient to Him. He sees Daniel thrown into a den of
hungry lions because he would not stop praying three
times each day. He saw three young Jewish boys thrown
into a fiery furnace because they would not bow to an
idol when the music played. (Book of Daniel) He saw His
faithful prophet Isaiah put into a hollow log and sawn
into only for speaking truly the Word of God. He saw
Mary Magdelene committing adultery, be arrested by the
Jews for it and dragged to Jesus for Judgment. Then He
heard Jesus tell her to "go and sin no more" as He
forgave her of her sins.
God has seen, and still sees, faithful servants suffer
for the cause of righteousness. Now it is your turn too
choose Christ. And if it means losing some people and
some things, you will never have given what your Savior
did to save you. Choose life.
Your Friend in Christ's Service,
First, thank you for your response it was
welcomed and much needed. As far as I know, there aren't
many of us who believe God's complete truth. Which was
given to man by the prophets of old and Jesus Christ. I
came from a full gospel environment but not the belief
or the knowledge in Sabbath keeping. I am studying the
functions regarding the appointed Sabbaths and days
which God's requires us to observe. But I need a little
help. Do you have literature or self help teaching that
would instruct me and my household as to how we are to
keep these Holy days? I welcome any instruction on how
to fully please the Lord. In the Lord, Valerie
Yes, I will send you an audio sermon "Should Christians
Observe the Holy Days?" I will also include two sermons
which explain the differences between the Sinai Covenant
and the Covenant of Promise which was made to Abraham.
The key to understanding what laws are a part of the
Christian Covenant and which laws that are not, is in
the understanding of those two Covenants. The Crusade
Church of God is a charismatic church which believes in
praise and worship, all the spiritual gifts of the holy
spirit, and remaining steadfast in truth while remaining
unstained by the world. Our services here in
Russellville, Arkansas begin Friday evening with an
intimate praise and prayer service, then is followed by
all day services on the Sabbath day. It is difficult to
find Sabbath-keeping churches which also embrace the
spontaneous moves of the holy spirit.
Blessings, Your Friend in Christ's
Service, Larry R. Lasiter,
Dear Pastor Lasiter,
I would like to thank you for creating the Points of
Truth web site..............it helped me and my family
to know the true meaning of Halloween. We had known that
we shouldn't celebrate Halloween, but my cousins were
watching all their friends talking about Halloween, and
made them want to start telling us how they didn't care
what we said about not celebrating Halloween, that they
were going to do it anyway. My aunt came to me to ask to
find information about why we shouldn't celebrate
Halloween, and I trully didn't know what to do. I
started to look in the internet and come upon this. What
I love the most is that it even shows where in the Bible
it has proof of why you shouldn't do it. Thank