• Our Justification

    20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
    21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
    22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
    23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;
    24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus Christ our Lord from the dead;
    25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification. (Romans 4:20-25 - - - in the Holy Bible)
  • The Gift of God

    22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants of God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
    23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:22-23 - - - in the Holy Bible)
  • Writings Of Pastor Page

  • Listen While You Read

  • Podcast 401

  • Take heed, watch and pray




     33  Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. (Mark 13:33)







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  • Come

    Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28 - - - The Holy Bible) * * * * * * * God loves you!!!
  • Now Is Christ Risen

    20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
    21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
    22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. (1 Corinthians 15:20-22 - - - in the Holy Bible)
  • America and the Politics of Emerging Groups

    America and the Politics of Emerging Groups





    Pastor C. Wm Page




    America and the Politics of Emerging Groups

    By
    Pastor Clarence William Page



    America has always been a nation of emerging groups. The nation's character and growth took shape as emerging groups from Europe subdued and marginalized the hemisphere's native occupants. Our history is replete with the accounts of group after group coming to the "land of opportunity". Hastened by oppression, abuse and poverty in their own lands, they came, and they came and they came.

    Beckoned by a nation in need of more skilled labor, they came. Enticed by the call of "The New Colossus":

    Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
    With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
    Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
    MOTHER OF EXILES. From her beacon-hand
    Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
    The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

    "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
    With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"


    They came, and came and kept coming. Each group brought assets and each created its own liabilities. It is so wherever we go - - we carry assets and the accompanying needs (our liabilities). So, in coming, the groups brought value and required value in return.

    In my view, it remains that way today. We still have emerging groups. Currently, there is afoot a political move to stem the inflow of immigrants. (We had virtually lost control of some of our borders and were becoming inundated with immigrants that had entered illegally.)

    A nation's politics can be affected by emerging groups. America's major political parties took note of that fact and have made strategic inroads with many of the emerging groups.

    Currently, the Democrats are courting the Latino immigrants, the female (women's liberation) rights groups and the gay rights group. The Democrats already have most of the African-Americans in their pockets.

    The Republicans are courting people of Indian (from the country of India) descent, capitalistic Cuban exiles, some Chinese and seeking to recruit Western Europeans. The Republicans already have the White racists in their pocket. Very little attention is paid (by Republicans) to the African-Americans because they believe the Africans-Americans are too closely joined at the hip with the Democrats. Therefore, President Trump has made very very few African American appointments to high positions; plus, he associates with racists and may indeed be a racist himself. In contrast, many people of Indian (the country) descent have been given high positions in the Trump administration.

    Ideologically, the Democrats have embraced abortion and "diversity" (a euphemism for gay "rights"). Being already in possession of the African-American vote, the Democrats are careful to nurture that group.

    The Republicans have staked their claim to the White "working class" vote (a vote that contains much White racism).

    Power politics often closes its eyes to everything except power (and that power is usually desired for the purpose of obtaining financial wealth). So, at the end of the day, money (in America) is usually the object sought, even though political rhetoric is often crafted to convince the public that money is not the object.

    For the political leaders, wealth (rather than power) is usually the object. (Even when power is the object, it is usually a smokescreen for the acquisition of wealth (money).

    Some groups that make up the political parties often do not realize that they are being used; however, those that do understand the paradigm often push hardest for their issues and are often given the most attention.

    The education level of emerging groups often determines how well they fare in America. People of Jewish descent have usually focused on highly educating themselves and their children. They have made great inroads in America. In addition, they are both offensive and defensive when it comes to the well-being of their group. (Many groups absorb rhetorical attacks.) People of Jewish descent not only defend against attacks; but, they also mount counter attacks on their attackers. Not only do Jews defend against attacks on their group in America, they defend against attacks on Jews anywhere (and are often so vigilant that any reference to them that they don't particularly like will earn the speaker the accusation of being anti-Semitic.) For example, back in the late 1970s and early 1980s we were trying to bring down Apartheid in South Africa. In one period during that time I served as the president of a mall in a major New Jersey city. We had our mall manager publish a mall newsletter and, as president, I often wrote articles in the newsletter. Part of the campaign to overthrow Apartheid was the effort of get American companies to divest (or disinvest) their holding in South African companies. In one of my articles, I recounted the history of Apartheid in South Africa. In naming the parties that were involved in Apartheid, I mentioned some that were Jewish. After reading that issue of the newsletter, some of the Jews that were in the mall sought to chastise me for observing that Jews were involved in Apartheid. (The facts were well-documented but my fellow Jewish merchants didn't want it mentioned). So, they are a very vigilant group.

    Most emerging groups are not as vigilant as are the Jews. African Americans have suffered almost four hundred years and are still struggling for position in America. The election of 2016 saw a White backlash that shocked the world. Many people were beginning to believe that White America had been cured of its racism; but, the election of 2016 and the subsequent rhetoric of President Trump quickly dispelled that myth. It is now very clear (again) that White racism is very alive and very well in the United States of America.

    African Americans are in a situation much more complex that other "minority" groups. We are seen as "in" and we are seen as "out". We are seen as "good" and we are seen as "bad". We are seen as "loyal Americans" and we are seen as "suspect Americans". We are seen as "Christians" and we are seen as "weak links in the church". No other group suffers such complexity in America.

    Uneducated African Americans are almost always treated in condescending manner by many Whites. Many educated Blacks are treated better to their faces but still not thought of as being on par with Whites. Because wealth has been so difficult for many of us to obtain in America's capitalistic system, some Whites (especially some who are rich) suspect us of leaning toward Socialism. So, when we work for them and earn them money we are "good"; but, when we begin to talk about economic equity we are seen as "bad".

    When African-Americans fight and die in wars (for America) we are seen as "loyal Americans". When we highlight racism and inequities we are seen as "suspect Americans". (This is one of the highest points of American hypocrisy and a tell-tale sign of blatant White racism and White Supremacy.)

    Some White Christians accept African-Americans as Christians. Other White Christians view African Americans as "weak links in the church" (as if there are no White "weak links in the church"). To be sure, there are plenty of "weak links in the church" (both Black and White). The Black "weak links in the church" are those African-Americans who are not really Christians but are Muslims (or are leaning toward Islam). The White "weak links in the church" are those Caucasians who are Atheists or are Agnostics leaning toward Atheism.

    For thousands of years there has been a contest between Christianity and Islam (for converts). In America this is seen as a politically incorrect statement (they don't want it said). On the Continent of Africa, Islam has made great strides against Christianity. In America, Islam has been much more successful in winning Black people than it has been in winning White people. Thus, African American Christians are suspect (not to mention the fact that some African-American "Christians" are giving their children Islamic names). So, the truth is, some African American Christians are "weak links in the church".

    I suspect that associating with Muslims makes African-American Christians suspect. For example, I have a Facebook Friend who is clearly Muslim. More than likely, that makes me a “suspect Christian”.

    In pursuit of wealth and fame, some African Americans have cast themselves as heathens. Vile "cussing" in hip hop and rap music shows the slimy depths to which some Black people are willing to descend in pursuit of money, wealth and fame. (On the other hand, many rich White people are willing to do anything to get and keep wealth). Additionally, the people making the most money from the slimy depths are usually White.

    Islam is a threat to American Christianity. Secularism is a threat to American Christianity. Both factors have affected Christian higher education. The Christian "right" has gone extremely "right". The Christian "left" has gone extremely "left". The divide is a great problem for American Christianity.

    A full discussion of Christian academia would require volumes. Let's highlight it as follows:

    The Christian "right" has appropriated for itself the concept of "purity" and is willing to exclude anything that it views as not being "pure". The Christian "left" has appropriated for itself the concept of "inclusivity" or "diversity" and is willing to accept almost anything. Thus we have the current "Christian dilemma": "One church, two opinions".

    Both the Christian "right" and the Christian "left" are willing to compromise to hold their positions. In its exclusivity, the Christian "right" is willing to overlook the sin of racism. In its inclusivity, the Christian "left" is willing to overlook the sins of abortion and "gay marriage". So, Satan has compromised both.

    A third dagger into the flesh of American Christianity is Secularism. Secularism seeks to minimize (and eventually destroy) Christianity. When the main leaders of both major political parties are sinful, Christians are left with the option of "accepting" the one that is "less vile" or not participating (voting) at all.

    So, clearly, American Christianity is in trouble. The competition from Islam continues (not only in America, but around the world). It is very instructive that as soon as ISIS thought itself large and strong enough it declared a Caliphate.

    Christian "right" seminaries have thus adopted the "purist" stance and Christian "left" seminaries have adopted the "inclusivity" or "diversity" stance. Thus the divide between Harvard and Liberty University is extremely wide (as would be the theology and philosophies of their graduates). It is unlikely that any abortion or gay marriage would be approved at Liberty University; while, at Harvard, it is likely that both abortion and gay marriage would be welcomed. Similarly, Liberty University would probably be much more likely to overlook, tolerate and/or support (and even practice) racism than would Harvard.

    Christianity is also under attack from religions that use women. For example, many Christian women practice Yoga. Yoga is a religion and one cannot practice it without affirming the religion from which it emanates. Likewise, "Mindfulness" is based in Eastern religion and cannot be practiced without affirming that religion. So, Christianity is under attack by religions other than Islam (and those attacks are primarily through White women who call themselves Christians).

    America is being challenged by the politics and activities of many emerging groups. Christianity, in particular, is being severely challenged.

    The above are my points of view (that's the way I see it).

    He that winneth souls must be wise.

    Where do I stand? I am 100% against racism. I am 100% against abortion. I am 100% against gay marriage. I am 100% for Jesus Christ.











    Text of "The New Colossus" from Wikipedia
  • Heart Words


    HEART WORDS


    Shared by
    Bishop C. William Page



    Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14) The Holy Bible



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    Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. (Psalm 119:9-11) The Holy Bible

  • An Open Letter To Christians That Care

    Open Letter
    AN OPEN LETTER TO CHRISTIANS THAT CARE


    Dearly Beloved:

         The 21st Century has been characterized by surprise attacks, catastrophic tragedies, wars and indiscriminate killing.  In some so-called "civilized countries" the rule of law has been usurped by the concept of pre-emptive strike, summarily ordered targeted assassinations, and "collateral" killings.  Violence has broken out and we seem unable to contain it.  We find ourselves on "uneasy" footing.  We have become both offensive and defensive.  Our guard is up and we are continually looking over our shoulders.  This is not a peaceful picture.
         Yet, one would think that such calamity would draw us nearer to God.  However, I'm inclined to believe that we have reached a point where the "gap" has widened (or, rather, I should say, "been widened").  For those of us who would live Holy in Christ Jesus, it does not appear that our society is drawing any nearer to Him.  To the contrary, we seem to be moving farther away.  If that is the case, not only are we Spiritually demented, we are irrational as well.
         Many of you are well aware of the Biblical assurance that, "Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.  (Proverbs 14:34).  So, then, we are presented the choice of the ages; righteousness vs sin.  We choose one and reject other.  Righteousness is our choice when we obey the Word of God.   When we do otherwise, sin is our choice.  It is impossible to disobey the word of God and have such action accepted by God as being righteous.  Though we sometimes seek to replace God's word with our own, God is  neither fooled nor amused.  So, then, we remain the losers still.
         Today, Christians must quickly decide between the commands of man and the commands of God.  In the United States of America, a number of sinful acts are being "legalized".  Christians should quickly understand that many of these "legalized" sins require us to take actions that are contrary to the Will of God.  We need to decide who we are, whose we are, and to whom our allegiance will be given.  We will not be able to halt between two opinions.  The lines are being clearly drawn and we have no choice but to choose one side or the other.
         I think Christians should be careful to stay abreast of the many actions that impact our options.  For example, Christians, being citizens, have the Right (and obligation) to provide input concerning proposed rules, regulations and laws.  Such input could help keep those legislative acts within the purview of God's Will.  Otherwise, we have to choose to obey man or God.
         God established marriage and set the rules therefor.  Many people in our society do not believe God.  They have no regard whatsoever for Him.  Many others have been misled by impostors and/or carnal Christians.  They, too, see no problem in acting in contravention of the law of God.  So, the stage is set:  What will the Christian do?
         Recently in America, the issue of same sex "marriage" has forged its way to the forefront of discussion.  Most Christians I know believe that God teaches that such same sex activity is extremely sinful.  Yet, the debate goes on and in at least one State (Vermont [USA]) a type of same sex "union" has been "legalized".  The impact on Christians will probably be more grievious than imagined.  Thus our nation is headed in a direction that will make it a less accommodating place for Christians.
         New Jersey seems poised as the second US State to push beyond the laws of God and "legalize" same sex "unions".  Under a Bill called the "Domestic Partnership Act ( already passed by the Assembly [A3743 { and under consideration by the Senate, with passage sought before the January 13, 2004 Session ending]}) people could form a "domestic partnership and cohabitate, engage in sexual activity, and enjoy many (if not most) of the privileges of being married.  The new proposed Bill is so sweeping and far-reaching that it seeks to change the policy of the State of New Jersey (regarding marriage) and at the same time, establish another type of "union" that I believe is totally against the Word of God.  It would certainly promote fornication (as we define it in Christianity) as well as fully abuse the standards of decency God has set for families, communities and nations.  The mere number of other state laws it seeks to change is staggering (P.L. 1944, P. L. 1945, P.L. 1954, P.L. 1961, P. L. 1965,  P.L. 1969, P. L. 1973, P. L. 1977, P. L. 1989, P. L. 1991,  N.J.S. 18A, N.J.S. 54A, R. S. 26, R. S. 54, and others).  More specifically, it seeks to institute same sex "unions" under the "partnership" guise.  While a cursory reading of the proposed Bill (A3743) would seem to grant many expanded Rights to all people, the net result is to make it possible for same sex lovers to enter into a "marriage".  The cohabitation sought to be made legal by the bill is sinful regardless of the sexual orientation of the proposed participants.  However, in seeking to create a "marriage" (not the bill's terminology) class for same sex participants, the bill flies in the face of Holy Scripture.  With this, Christians would have to deal (they would  have to decide to obey or disobey [or rather, they would have to decide to obey God or man]).
         The proposed New Jersey Bill (A3743) is even more egregious than the above.  It seeks, in addition, to make the partner equal (or almost equal) to the Spouse in a regular marriage.  Indeed, at some points in its proposals, it proposes having a surviving partner of a "domestic partnership" be referred to under the designation, "Surviving Spouse".  In other sections it seeks to afford the Widower or Widow designations to "surviving partners".  In decisions concerning donating the organs of a dying or expired "partner" , the Bill proposes to afford more authority to the "partner" than to the adult child, parent, or sibling of the expiring or expired individual.  In other words, it is very clear (in my view) that the intent of the bill is to create a class of "marriage" for same sex lovers.  That said, in my view, traditional marriage is also attacked by such provisions as are included in New Jersey's A3743.  The ease of contractual cohabitation is offensive to Biblical teachings.  God established marriage, not contractual cohabitation.  He specifically prohibits and pronounces His judgment against fornication.  By creating an inferior class of "marriage" New Jersey (and any State) would (in my view) be mounting an attack against Godly marriage.  God also specifically prohibits same sex intercourse.  So, God makes no provisions for the marriage of people of the same sex.  Yet, man, in his "wisdom" seeks to supercede God and move "beyond" Him.  The New Jersey Assembly Bill (A3743) may be view at the following URL:
                                  http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2002/Bills/A3500/3743_R2.HTM
         As can be seen from the above, the Christian of today is indeed faced with challenges.  We should not take these issues lightly.  If we want the favor of God, we need to obey God.  If we choose the favor of man over that of God, let us be fully aware of what we are doing (rebelling against God).  It is before God that we must all appear and He is no respecter of persons.  As for me, I care. I choose to obey God.


    Pastor Clarence William Page
    Greensboro, North Carolina
    December 29, 2003




  • Let All The Earth Fear The Lord

     8   Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.  (Psalm 33:8) The Holy Bible
  • Stay Holy

     4  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.   5   For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.  (Revelation 18:4 - 5) The Holy Bible