Saturday, December 28, 2013

If It Walks Like a Duck

We've all heard the media clobbering Phil Robertson by saying he made ant-gay comments in an interview with GQ.

Christians know this is a lie.

Phil didn't make anti-gay comments, but rather talked about what the Bible calls sin.

We've all heard gay activists say they want Phil fired for being ignorant and hateful.

Christians know this isn't what they really want.

Gay activists want Christians punished when they talk about what the Bible says about homosexuality... They want Christians censored like they are in Canada.

Phil was brave and spoke out against sin. 

The media was cowardly and didn't admit what they really believe... That the Bible has No Authority to define sin... That it hasn't the Authority to suggest how we should live.


Friday, November 22, 2013

50 Years Ago Today...

A Great Man Died

C. S. Lewis 

November 29,1898 - November 22, 1963


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My Dad and Frenchie

In the Pacific during the second world war, my dad served on a destroyer, the U.S.S. Hoel.  Three months before the Hoel was sunk, my dad was selected to return to Boston and help train a green crew on a new destroyer, the U.S.S. Purdy. 

While putting the crew and the new destroyer through maneuvers along the Atlantic Coast, the ship experienced stormy conditions and high seas which damaged the deck around the forward gun.  This required the ship to be taken to Portland Maine for repairs.

My dad's friend, Frenchie  (Arthur Pereault), had a wife living in Lewiston Maine and he expressed the desire to visit her.  But he said he didn't want to go by himself.  So my dad said that he would come along.

The two were supposed to be back onboard before midnight, but they didn't arrive back until 5:30 AM.  The officer on deck, an ensign, stopped them and chewed them out for being late, and then he began filling out a form to put them on report.

Just then the engineering officer, my dad's boss, came aboard and said, "Malott!  What's going on?"

The ensign explained what had happened and that they were being put on report.

The engineering officer took the form from the ensign, tore it in two, and said, "Where these boys are going, this doesn't mean a damned thing."  And handed the torn form back to the ensign.


My dad didn't want to leave the Hoel and go to Boston, but the reassignment saved his life.  When the Hoel was sunk, none of the men in the engine room made it off the ship alive.


Sunday, October 06, 2013

Free For All Q&A - Are some chosen to be saved and some not?

Predestined to Choose

Isn't it good news that we don't have a sadistic Creator that made some "un-chosen" humans for the soul purpose of populating Hell?

All Baptists should listen to this clip.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday's Muggeridge

"Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message."
--Malcolm Muggeridge


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Eternal Separation from God

Not your grandfather's Hell...

Every American male who occupies a pulpit today, along with every American pew-sitter, has been raised on television.  And the comedies, the dramas, the news, and every other type of programming is a constant diet of the world's wisdom. 

This is important to understand, because the world's wisdom teaches us that the Hell described in the Bible is an unreasonable punishment.  There may be a creator, but Hell is not fathomable.   Hell is the stuff of jokes. 

Based upon everything I've absorbed in 55 years of listening to the world, it's hard for me to believe in Hell.  This is because my default position is to filter God through what I've learned from the world.  I have to stop and think if I want to filter the world's wisdom through what I've learned about God in scripture.

I've been purchasing and downloading sermons by Jonathon Edwards, Wesley, Spurgeon, and other pre-mass-media preachers.  These were serious dudes who talked much more about repentance and obedience than grace.  They didn't tell jokes from the pulpit.  And, for them, Hell was as the Bible described, not the more palatable concept of being separated from God.

Maybe they had read:  “The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb. – Revelation 14:10

The worst thing that could happen to a soul would be to spend eternity in Hell.  Why would anyone that cared about souls dress up this horror with a euphemism?  Why would they attempt to palliate such a tragedy with the almost innocuous phrase separation from God? 

I think I know why:  The world's wisdom tells them that it's not cool to use the word Hell.  They believe God sounds more reasonable and fair if they use the euphemism.  Simple as that.

So the next time I hear a media-satiated believer with a Bible College Degree honor the world by using the phrase Eternal Separation from God... I'm going to take a stand... I'm going to get up and walk out.

It's the right thing to do.

Evangelist Dwight L Moody died in 1899.  It is said that he never preached on Hell without breaking down in tears.  Obviously the wisdom of the world escaped him.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday's Muggeridge

"Sex is the mysticism of materialism and the only possible religion in a materialistic society."
-- Malcolm Muggeridge


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Monday's Muggeridge

"History will see advertising as one of the real evil things of our time. It is stimulating people constantly to want things, want this, want that."
--Malcolm Muggeridge.


Saturday, August 03, 2013

People I Can't Tell Apart

Sir Alec Guinness
Sir John Gielgud

Peter O'Toole
Richard Harris

Erika Christensen
Julia Stiles

Keira Knightley
Natalie Portman

Ned Beatty
Charles Durning

Yassir Arrafat
Ringo Starr

Zooey Dechanel
Katy Perry

Anthony Perkins
Montgomery Clift

James Mason
Rex Harrison
Richard Burton

Paris Hilton
Miley Cyrus
Christina Aguilera
Nicole Richie
Lindsay Lohan
Britney Spears

Tia Carrere
Barbara Carrera
Lucy Liu
Sandra Oh
The entire female cast of The Joy Luck Club

River Phoenix
Curt Cobain
Heath Ledger

Venus Williams
Whitney Houston

Serena Williams
William "The Refrigerator" Perry

Oprah Winfrey
Whoopi Goldberg

Additions welcome.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

15 years Ago

The smiling woman pictured here is strapped to a table and is about to be executed.

"Yes sir, I would like to say to all of you — the Thornton family and Jerry Dean’s family — that I am so sorry. I hope God will give you peace with this. (She looked at her husband) Baby, I love you. (She looked at Ronald Carlson) Ron, give Peggy a hug for me. (She looked at all present weeping and smiling) Everybody has been so good to me. I love all of you very much. I am going to be face to face with Jesus now. Warden Baggett, thank all of you so much. You have been so good to me. I love all of you very much. I will see you all when you get there. I will wait for you."
--Karla Faye Tucker

I love stories of redemption.   

Maybe even more amazing is the story of David Berkowitz, the Son of Sam Killer.

Convicted of killing six women and shooting seven others in New York City over 13 months in 1976 and 1977, Berkowitz is serving six consecutive 25-years-to-life sentences. He is imprisoned at the maximum-security Sullivan Correctional Facility northwest of New York City.

 I was 10 years into my prison sentence, and I was constantly in trouble, you know, a disciplinary problem. I had a really bad attitude. Living with a lot of anger, and so forth. And one night I was walking the prison yard, and another inmate came up to me and introduced himself. And said, listen, I know you're David Berkowitz, and I want to tell you something. He says, I want you to know that Jesus Christ loves you, and he's got a plan and a purpose for your life. And I says listen, I don't want to hear that, because, you know, I've done too many evil things and there's no forgiveness for me. Maybe there's a God out there someplace, but I don't think he has any interest in me at all. He says, no, you're wrong. David, God has sent me here to this prison just to tell you that he loved you, and he can forgive you. And he says I would like to be your friend. Well, we started to talk a little here and there. I would see him in the yard, because he lived in a different cell block. And we would meet in the yard, and we would walk around together, and he started to share Christ with me. And within a couple of months time he led me to the Lord.

 I know what Jesus Christ has done in my life. And I can understand that people in prison, out of prison, can be skeptical. But I have put my faith in Jesus Christ. He has done so much for me. I believe in him, and no matter what people say, I'm going to continue to serve him. I serve the Lord, ministering to the men in here, ah, doing Bible studies with the guys, I go into the chapel, I'm a chaplain's clerk now, and I preach the gospel even overseas through correspondents and testimony tracks, and so forth. So, I know I'm living for Jesus, and no matter what man may say, I belong to him. I've been purchased by Jesus Christ with his blood.
--David Berkowitz

He was first imprisoned at the Attica Correctional Facility and has served a total of 36 years. He has been up for parole every two years since 2002.
He wrote in a letter: “I have no interest in parole and no plans to seek release. If you could understand this, I am already a ‘free man.’ I am not saying this jokingly. I really am. Jesus Christ has already pardoned me, and I believe this.”


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Holiness Lost

With the Supreme Court's latest surrender to the Enemy, I look at the path that our country is on and wonder why Holiness is not the hot topic in our nation's pulpits.  The podcast preachers I follow will speak out against immorality, but they say little about "Coming out from them," to be separate... to be pure, Holy, and set apart for the Bridegroom.

Hebrews 12:14 tells us, "to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord..."  So it must be important.

Here's my theory:  If a preacher is being unfaithful to his wife, he probably isn't moved to preach about the evil of adultery.  In the same way, if a preacher is addicted to the worldly media and its entertainment, he probably doesn't feel moved to preach about separation.

If a preacher in America brought up the subject of television's most popular sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, the congregation would probably smile, if not applaud.  This makes it problematic to speak of the female character as a little whore who, I understand, has slept with two of the male characters.  After all, this little blond is adorable and most pew-sitters will overlook such indiscretions in order to be entertained.

Anyway, here's my conclusion:  As long as our preachers and their congregations are willing participants in the Enemy's incredibly influential media, they will be so much like the unbelievers that they will have no influence upon the culture... or their neighborhoods.  They will be personally moral, but because they love to watch immorality, they never attend their thoughts to separation... To Holiness.

It's just not much fun to deny yourself.  Seeking the Narrow Gate is neither entertaining nor titillating.   Laying down worldly idols is a lonely business.  Good luck finding a support group.

Another problem is that Organized Religion in America is so... American.  We pew-sitters want to whoop it up, put on big smiles, and feel good about ourselves.  Concentrating on something at which we are so dreadfully pathetic, separating from America's ugly culture, might be a bummer and might fill neither the building, nor the collection basket.  It hurts our pride to try and repent of this sin and know that we fail every day. 

But if we hope to see the Lord, we must be down for this struggle.  If we hope to inherit the Grace of God... Not the words, "I never knew you,"  repenting of worldliness must be our passion.  We will not be consistent... We will fail daily.   It won't make us popular at work or in the community... or at Sunday services.  But being among "The Few" has eternal advantages.


Monday, June 24, 2013

Changes in the Christian Home

I visit (check on) my 92-year-old father every day, and lately we have spent our time together talking about his childhood home back in the 1920's.

It occurred to me that in the past one hundred years that the Christian home has changed more dramatically than at any other time since the days that Jesus walked the earth.

In 1913 the Christian home was more "Holy," in the sense that it was more set apart from the world.  The "World" existed outside the front door, well beyond even the property line... The "World" was the bar down the street, or the dance hall in that part of town where Christians did not visit.

But in the 20's and 30's the "World" invaded the Christian Home via radio which changed everything.  In the 1950's the "World" added images to sound through television and a worldly addiction was firmly set into motion.

The "World," the "Enemy" showed great restraint in its use of television with shows like Father Knows Best which glorified family values.  But in the 1960's, once the addiction had poured a firm foundation, the Enemy quickly proceeded to its true agenda.

Today "organized religion" in America seems to have an unwritten agreement with the Enemy.  The Enemy can bring adultery into our Christian homes through television... They can bring stories of godless, sinful characters practicing fornication... They can entertain us with immoral humor of all kinds, and we will not only watch, but we will set our children down in the front row of the Enemy's classroom... Just as long as the actors keep their clothes on... As if somehow that makes it OK

In just one hundred years the Enemy has gained daily access into the Christian home, destroying its once sanctified nature... Daily polluting our hearts and minds, distracting us from the purpose for which we were created.

I believe it would be difficult to overestimate the influence of the worldly media on the Christian home.  Whether child or adult we are being subtly and painstakingly taught the lessons and beliefs of the one who hates our God.

But we Believers in America are among the rich of this world and being rich, we are terribly greedy... Definitely greedy for our entertainment.  We are not looking to deny ourselves but rather to enhance our worldly experience.

For over 50 years the Christian home in America has been absorbing the morality of the enemy for three hours every night... And it shows. 


Sunday, June 23, 2013

When Bowels Move

Just when you think you've seen everything, you wake up in the middle of the night, switch on your TV, and see a commercial for the Squatty Potty.

The theory is that the human body was fashioned in such a way that squatting was the healthiest position for making poo poo.

Who can argue?

Unfortunately the $24.99 plus S&H price tag is a bit steep for some.

So in the interest of the public's health, Malott's Blog is offering another option.  Yes, for a mere $9.95 we will send you instructions on how to construct your own Malott's Squat-O-Pot with items you probably already have lying around your home.  And, you will be given a phone number which will put you in touch with a knowledgeable expert to explain the intricacies involved in assembly.

And did I mention?  The Malott's Squat-O-Pot is adjustable!

Below is a photo of the finished product.

So take advantage of this amazing offer, and soon you'll be pooping like a pro!


Saturday, June 08, 2013

Peter Heck Makes New Friends on Left

We had a bit of a controversy here that I wanted to tell you about:

Peter Heck gave the commencement address at our High School last Sunday.  When he finished, the entire graduating class and audience gave him a standing ovation... He sat down, but they remained on their feet until he stood again to acknowledge their applause.

The controversy arose when someone who I assume doesn't like Peter's politics, called WRTV-6 in Indianapolis and quoted Peter out of context saying,  "We don’t need more women as CEOs."

The Associated Press picked it up and... Well, Peter explains on his site:

Excerpt from "A Life of Rebellion" by Peter Heck
When I wrote the challenge to the graduating seniors of the Eastern High School class of 2013, I never had any idea that The Today Show, MSNBC, MSN, Yahoo, the Daily Caller, the Huffington Post, and ABC News would care what I said.  As it turns out, after perusing their coverage of my speech, I’m pretty convinced I was right – they didn’t care what I said.  They did care to sensationalize and distort my words for the sake of creating controversy, and thus getting attention.  What high journalistic integrity.
After all, it’s kind of amazing when you explicitly state to the females, "If you choose to have a career, God's blessings upon you" that the headline could be written: "Teacher tells girls don't work, stay at home." Good grief.

So, for the sake of providing full context that our illustrious media is not providing to anyone, here is the transcript of the relevant portion of the speech.

Ladies, I challenge you to a life of rebellion. To recognize that your body is a temple that is deserving of honor, not indiscretion. I challenge you to be women of virtue, finding beauty not in how many unprincipled men you can attract, but rather finding beauty in modesty and self-respect. I challenge you to devote yourself to family, to your children.
If you choose to have a career, God’s blessings upon you, but I challenge you to recognize what the world scoffs at…that your greatest role of your life will be that of wife and mother. That the greatest impact you will ever contribute to our world is a loving and devoted investment into the lives of your precious children. To solve the problems plaguing our society, we don’t need more women as CEOs, we need more women as invested mothers.
Men, I challenge you to a life of rebellion. To recognize that manliness is not defined by who bench presses the most, or who scores with the most women. I challenge you to recognize that the measure of a man is found in his character – his honesty, how well he can control his urges, his temptations, his desires...setting them aside for the good of others. I challenge you to find a woman to love, to commit yourself to her and her alone for the rest of your life.
I challenge you to be man enough that when a provocatively dressed woman comes on the television, turn the channel. Send the message to your wife that she alone captivates you and she is in competition with no one. You want to be a rebel – that’s a rebel. I challenge you to lead your homes in the pathway of righteousness. Provide moral clarity for your children and unyielding hard work for your wife.
So many times I’ve heard others compliment my wife for supporting my ministry, supporting what I do. They have it backwards. I work to support her ministry, what she does in raising our children. And it’s an honor to do so. To solve the problems plaguing our society, we don’t need more men as millionaire entrepreneurs, we need more men acting as fierce defenders of their wives and providers for their children.
Please note the instruction to men that we don't need more men entrepreneurs. Oddly, this was not made the headline. What was fairly self-evident to the open minded members of the audience, apparently eluded our always responsible national media.  That, sure we need CEOs and entrepreneurs, but "to solve the problems of our society," we need both men and women to remember their most lasting legacy is what they leave with their children.

I doubt that Meg Whitman would look at her children and tell them that what she's done at work is more significant and important to her than what she did raising and caring for them. That's my point. Home is most important for all of us.

As Micah Clark at the AFA-IN, to date the only news agency I am aware of that has bothered to report this story accurately, stated:
True or False: "You can never invest too much time in your children, but you can spend too much time in the office." If that statement is true, (and it is) what does that reveal . . . other than Peter was right? Besides, all he really said was that the pursuit of career must not crowd out, or overrule, your primary and most important role as a mom or a dad.
Those are comments, those are sentiments that I stand fully behind.  God help our culture if others do not.
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I'm very proud of my nephew Peter.  And I'm happy for him.  It's not every day a man is blessed by being persecuted for righteousness sake.


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Buttprints in the Sand

One night I had a wondrous dream,
One set of footprints there was seen,
The footprints of my precious Lord,
But mine were not along the shore.
But then some strange prints appeared,
And I asked the Lord, "What have we here?"
Those prints are large and round and neat,
"But Lord, they are too big for feet."
"My child," He said in somber tones,
"For miles I carried you along.
I challenged you to walk in faith,
But you refused and made me wait."
"You disobeyed, you would not grow,
The walk of faith, you would not know,
So I got tired, I got fed up,
And there I dropped you on your butt."

"Because in life, there comes a time,
When one must fight, and one must climb,
When one must rise and take a stand,
Or leave their butt prints in the sand."


Friday, April 26, 2013

Quote for the Day

"Life is the front yard on which we waddle about praising God until He lets us in the front door...  Life hurts only when we pretend it's more than that."


Monday, April 22, 2013

Quote for the Day

"You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody's crazy."
--Charles Manson


Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Quote for the Day

"One of the great weaknesses of the American Church is that we have not adequately distinguished between the American way of life and the Christian way of life."
--Erwin Lutzer 


Monday, January 14, 2013

Ward Cleaver Becomes Homer Simpson

Generally it is politically incorrect for commercials to portray women as stupid and ignorant.  And this commercial would never have been produced if the wise and informed male had been white.  But Black trumps White Female as Female (of any color) trumps White Male. 

And obviously, the faux French model and oaf could never be black.  That would be like resurrecting Buckwheat.

I dream of a day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to be portrayed on television as complete and utter dumb asses.  Then we will know we are free at last and truly equal.