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Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Handling Argumentative People Invited to Easter Services “

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Handling Argumentative People Invited to Easter Services “

April 15, 2019

More non-Christians and guests attend church services on Easter than any other time of the year. What a wonderful opportunity to reach out to family, friends and neighbors to experience God's Presence and the transformative gospel message.

Yet today in our polarized and hyper-politicized culture, many people joining us are not shy to express strong opinions regarding sensitive issues of our day. Some are hankering for confrontational interaction so we need to be ready.

Fake news and deception abounds ,and Scripture tells us "always be ready to give an answer for the hope we have" (1 Pet.3:15). We need to be equipped so we're confident and convincing when we engage others in conversations.

In past interactions with Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Ellen DeGeneres, Anderson Cooper and others, the Lord has helped me handle questions and issues in a winsome way.

Do you know how to "take the heat" when you courageously stand up for the truth in today's pop culture? Topics like radical Islam, illegal immigration, abortion, gun control plus thorny questions like "Is Jesus Christ the only way?" require preparation and clear answers.

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “This Friday’s “Day of Silence” Harmless or Harmful for Your Children?”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “This Friday’s “Day of Silence” Harmless or Harmful for Your Children?”

April 8, 2019

"Students listen up. Just days ago Chicago, the 3rd largest American city,

elected its first lesbian, socialist, same-sex partnered, black female mayor,

Lori Lightfoot!  In her acceptance speech she said, 'I think about the

children...boys and girls seeing leaders who look like them.' And the mayor

of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, is also gay and 'married' to his

homosexual partner and preparing to declare his candidacy for President of

          the United States! Let's give it up for LGBTQ advances today!"

This Friday is a big day in thousands of elementary schools, middle and high schools, colleges and universities across America. GLSEN (The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) promotes underhandedly the LGBTQ lifestyle to impressionable sons and daughters by calling for solidarity with a "Day of Silence". This diabolical initiative erodes and corrupts the innocence and morals of our children at a time when "progressives" propagandize the LGBTQ ideology in our schools.

Since God directs fathers and mothers to train their children in righteous standards, it’s imperative that you find out if your particular school is one of scores signed on to this annual propaganda “promo.” Parents can put their collective foot down at this insidious trickery by joining in the nationwide DOS ("Day of Silence" Walkout).This also provides an excellent opportunity to share respectfully with school officials you "choose today whom you will serve...as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" (Josh 24:15).

 

While you're checking, you may want to inquire if the library is allowing registered sex offenders to perform  drag queen routines and readings for children, the latest "trend" in diversity training in schools today.    

Vigilance Required

Years ago Senator Patrick Moynihan (Dem., N.Y.) warned us how we need to be alert to attempts at "defining deviancy down". In other words, we need to be on guard to those intentionally endorsing behavior that was once stigmatized and abnormal, bringing it to the "normal" level.

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” 10 Takeaways from 31st Annual Prophetic Leadership Roundtable “

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” 10 Takeaways from 31st Annual Prophetic Leadership Roundtable “

April 1, 2019

Through the corridors of time we hear the voice of 16th century reformer Martin Luther reminding us: "If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point that the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages is where the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to be steady on all the battlefield besides, is merely flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point."

To collectively discern the issues God is calling us to address today, about 25 senior Christian leaders attend a Roundtable summit each year. We reaffirm our commitment to declare the transformative message of the gospel and "hear what the Spirit says to the churches" (Rev.2:7) at this specific time in history. 

It is one of the highlights of my year as we gather to cultivate friendships, collectively learn from one another and consider prayerfully how to best serve those whom we are privileged to influence.

Rick Joyner, a seasoned veteran and prophetic leader, hosts the event that many of us enjoy as a refreshing "family reunion." I’m honored to join Steve Strang, General Jerry Boykin, Ret., Wellington Boone, Ricky Skaggs, Jim and Lori Bakker, Janet Porter, Bob Weiner, John Dawson and others (Dr. Michael Brown, Mike Bickle, Cindy Jacobs and others are also sometimes with us).

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Soon released movie as impactful as “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Soon released movie as impactful as “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”

March 25, 2019

Come Friday, March 29, a fantastic film will open in a theater near you. It pulls back the curtain on the subterfuge of the abortion industry. This movie should be supported by pro-life Americans across the board. As champions of justice and guardians of truth, we must invest the time and money to make this a success.

Hollywood liberals and America's No. 1 abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, did not want a film released nationwide because it reveals the lies and exploitation that rationalizes taking the lives of thousands of unborn little babies each day.

Unplanned does exactly that in a true story featuring its own "Employee of the Year" and youngest director of an abortion "clinic" in their infamous history.

Abby Johnson participated in 22,000 abortions and was radically transformed. She renounced the manipulation of women and began speaking out boldly and passionately to protect innocent little children waiting to be born. She had been one of their most gifted spokeswomen, encouraging multitudes of vulnerable girls and women by deceiving them: "This is women's health care, and these are your reproductive rights!"

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” One Man Who Changed an Entire Nation”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” One Man Who Changed an Entire Nation”

March 19, 2019

A number of years ago, there was a character on Saturday Night Live named Debbie Downer.

A depressed-looking, bug-eyed, frumpy woman, Downer had a knack for sharing negative information when others were trying to celebrate. Hang with me for a moment as this commentary starts with a Debbie Downer moment.

  • Patrick was not Irish.
  • As a young man he had no interest in God.
  • He never drove out any snakes because there were none in Ireland.
  • His use of a shamrock to teach the Trinity is cute for children, but it's just a myth.
  • There is no such thing as a leprechaun.
  • Patrick didn't drink Guinness beer because it didn't exist.

Waaaah Waaaah!

Now I'm not a party pooper. I enjoy a celebration, but enjoy it even more when I understand what's legitimate and what's legend.

With St. Patrick's Day and all the green, the parades, parties with Irish stew and toasts to the "luck of the Irish," let's get behind the blarney to focus on an incredible man of God who transformed a nation through the proclamation of the gospel and the planting of churches.

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “5 Ways You May Be Sleepwalking Amid Societal Breakdown”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “5 Ways You May Be Sleepwalking Amid Societal Breakdown”

March 11, 2019

"Great civilizations are not murdered. Instead, they take their own lives." —Arnold Toynbee, author and historian

In our home I have a plaque prominently displayed that reads, "Make sure that you fulfill the ministry which you have received in the Lord" (Col. 4:17). The charge was given to Archippus, whom Paul called his "fellow soldier" (Phil.1:2). Was he holding back in a time of intense spiritual warfare?

We are unmistakably in a similar time. "If the trumpet makes an uncertain sound who will prepare himself for the battle?" (1 Cor. 14:8).

We are alive in a watershed moment where pornography is a "click away;" gay marriage has been normalized, institutionalized and celebrated; socialism is seducing masses; transgenderism is foisted on women's bathrooms; legalization of marijuana advances; physician-assisted suicide has been legalized; and now, abortion on demand at anytime and for any reason alongside killing of newly born babies are acceptable.

Here’s The Deal “Very Important Information Regarding Pro-Life Developments”

Here’s The Deal “Very Important Information Regarding Pro-Life Developments”

March 4, 2019

The recent Send evangelistic event in Orlando, Florida, drew 59,000 people. The overwhelming majority of attendees were under 46-years-old.

Forty-six years ago, the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling legalized abortion in America. Since then 59 million lives have been exterminated by the barbaric procedure.

Imagine if the crowd increased not 10 nor 100 times, but 1000 times! This image burned in our mind should jolt us into the brutal reality of how many human beings have lost their lives through abortion. Ponder it for a moment to grasp the magnitude.

Restating the reality: 59 million human beings with DNA and the absolute potential to live were—without any anesthesia—dismembered and suctioned to death, burned and salted alive, or experienced their brains being sucked out after being crushed by blunt instruments. Their remains were then discarded into a waste receptacle like a piece of trash.

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That's the equivalent of more than the combined populations of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis and Washington, DC.

Or take all the war casualties in America's history from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and the most recent Middle East battles.

The total: More than 1,100,000 dead. Abortion has taken the lives of over 57,700,000million more Americans since January 22, 1973! The toll of this genocide is staggering. 

This cannot and must not continue! Jesus told us the devil comes to "...steal, kill and destroy" (Jn.10:10) and He labeled him a "murderer." He's behind this slaughter of the innocents, camouflaging it as "women's healthcare" and "reproductive rights". 

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak  “Tens of Thousands at The Send Seize the Season of Opportunity”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Tens of Thousands at The Send Seize the Season of Opportunity”

February 27, 2019

On Saturday, February 23 rd, 2019 in Orlando, Florida, 59,000 Christians gathered in a stadium for an all-day event focused not on a band or celebrity but Jesus. They came from a diversity of age groups, denominations, ministries and ethnic groups for a spiritual impartation to share their faith with renewed compassion and boldness to a confused and broken generation.

After almost two decades of Lou Engle's "The Call" gatherings of Christians focused on prayer and fasting for a fresh move of God in our day, leaders sensed God giving a reset. Now was the time to be sent forth into the promised end-time harvest with the transformative message of the gospel. In a culture where multitudes, especially young people, are beset by hopelessness, addictions, fear and despair, only the transformative message of the gospel can truly change lives.

Most of the attendees viewed the celebration/convocation as the beginning of a new launching forth into highways and byways to reach multitudes surrounding us in need. Many are participating in a 40-day fast that begins March 1 with the appeal to God for another Jesus Movement in our day. We reflected on the words of Jesus, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest"(Luke 10:2).

 

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” Prayer Raises up Leaders and Abolishes Planned Parenthood”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” Prayer Raises up Leaders and Abolishes Planned Parenthood”

February 18, 2019

In my over 40 years as a board member with Intercessors for America national prayer ministry, I’ve rarely seen something of this magnitude! I’ve served God in Cleveland, Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, and now the Nashville area but I’ve never witnessed what multitudes of us are experiencing in Nashville.

Imagine 40,000 people from over 400 Christian churches uniting together to pray for everyone by name in our city and metropolitan area. Yet that is what’s happening in our area known as “Music City” as we anticipate a major move of God in our midst.

“Awaken Nashville” is the name for an initiative of citywide unified prayer and fasting that began January 27th with a packed kick off event at historic Ryman Auditorium. It will conclude on February 24th.

Intercessors from more than 400 churches willingly received a “Prayer Warrior” packet that included a unique list of 15 specific people to pray for during the month. It also included their addresses and postcards so we can mail each one a handwritten note to encourage them, communicate hope and tell them of God’s unchanging love.

A No Competition Zone

In my 4 1/2 decades of full-time vocational ministry, I’ve watched repeatedly how envy, ambition, carnal promotion and strife go hand in hand undermining God’s purposes for a church, ministry, and the wider Body of Christ. “For where there is envying and strife, there is confusion and every evil work” (Jam.3:16). Satan knows “a house divided against itself will not stand” so he and his demons work overtime to foster polarization and fleshly pride.

Here in the Nashville area we’re committed to being intentional in cultivating a culture of servant leaders committed to what senior prophetic leader and friend James Goll calls a “non-competition zone.” We pray for God to help us be proactive in rejecting our tendencies to remain isolated rather than building relationally; avoiding comparison; and coming together to support each other. Country Hall of Famer Ricky Skaggs is unquestionably famous, yet he simply takes his place amongst us to advance the Kingdom of God. The same goes for Michael W. Smith.

We believe there are essentials to cooperate with God for supernatural transformation of a locality: we must gain an awareness of the urgency of the hour and be bold in addressing cultural issues like racism, abortion, immorality, etc; turn to God in humble prayer and fasting; obey the Great Commission to share the gospel consistently and call people to repentance; finally, leaders must be intentional in pursuing church renewal as we trust God for another Great Awakening.

We’re also committed to be intergenerational in honoring spiritual fathers and mothers in the city as we co-labor with the upcoming generation of young men and women of God. Remember the beautiful acrostic, T.E.A.M.? Together Everyone Accomplishes More!

Fruit is Coming Forth

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “As Parents, Ple-eez Help Us Know What to do About Today’s Music!”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “As Parents, Ple-eez Help Us Know What to do About Today’s Music!”

February 14, 2019

The GRAMMYS Award show has come and gone. The mixed bag mosaic of musical expressions leaves many parents in a quandary:

“What are we supposed to do with our sons and daughters exposed to music, especially the MTV youth-driven market permeating the airways today?”?”

“Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil” (1Thess.5:21-22). The scriptural directive here is clear: steer clear of EVERY kind of evil and test ALL things [emphasis mine] to enjoy abundant living and eliminate harmful influences. Just as we must be extremely vigilant with iPhones and Netflix offering pornography a click away, so too must we be on guard here.

Our directive is to discern evil in today’s “Parental Advisory” music by examining lyrics, the lives of the artists, as well as the graphics. Anything and anyone condoning illicit sex, violence, rejection of authority, sensuality, drugs, profanity, immodesty, LGBTQ propaganda and the occult must be avoided.

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak re: ” Democratic 2020 Presidential Stampede Reveals Deceptive Slogan: “Restore America’s Values”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak re: ” Democratic 2020 Presidential Stampede Reveals Deceptive Slogan: “Restore America’s Values”

February 4, 2019

Renouncing President Trump’s campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again," candidates for the Democratic nomination are lining up weekly. Extremism is beyond the pale as sympathetic actress, Alyssa Milano, said, "The red MAGA hat is the new white hood!"


Kamala Harris, pro-abortion/LGBTQ leftist-leaning Californian with two years of Senate experience, declared we must eradicate private healthcare and that "the future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values." You may recall her gaining notoriety for comparing I.C.E. security officers to the K.K.K.; discrediting a judicial nominee because of his involvement in the Catholic Knights of Columbus; as well as her attack on Kavanaugh in his Supreme Court hearing as she dismissed "due process" before a watching nation.

When Senator Harris and other candidates float the cause of standing for "America’s values," what do they mean? What specifically are our country's values that they are so passionate about recapturing as their Party pushes taking the lives of babies both before and after birth, along with striking "So help me God" from the oath of those who testify?


In a recent commentary I outlined the 21 issues that the Democratic Party stands for today.  Read the article to familiarize yourself with the positions that Harris and other candidates espouse. Bottom line: they are scheming to rewrite America's story by replacing our DNA, America's foundational values, with "progressive" ones to "fundamentally transform" our country to the failed models of socialist nations of the present and past.  We must awaken to our adversary's plan and this frontal assault fostering our present moral decline.

 

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak re: “Woman Who Had 5 Abortions Shares the Truth About “Health” Clinics”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak re: “Woman Who Had 5 Abortions Shares the Truth About “Health” Clinics”

January 28, 2019

Scripture tells us, "if a man is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore such a one in the spirit of meekness, watching yourselves, lest you also be tempted" (Gal. 6:1).

Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, recently celebrated and signed into law the radical Reproductive Health Act he promoted with Hillary Clinton. This allows full-term, unborn babies to be aborted by even non-doctors for any reason up until the moment of birth. Totally viable, developed children in the birth canal face the death penalty, although New York prohibits it for criminals, while doctors and nurses who refuse to do abortions now find their jobs in jeopardy.

Mr. Cuomo, a "Catholic," lives with a woman outside of marriage and is endorsing sinful, barbaric behavior contrary to biblical teaching and viewed as sinful by authentic Christians and people of other religions worldwide, in addition to being expressly prohibited by the Roman Catholic Church. Regardless of motivation or manipulation, he's involved in grievous transgression, needs prayer and someone to restore him to moral sanity. To think that seven-, eight or nine-pound baby boys and girls delivered early, cooing and crying, can be exterminated or simply abandoned on a table to die is an incomprehensible injustice.

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” Would ‘Prince of Preachers’ Charles Spurgeon Attend ‘The Send’?”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” Would ‘Prince of Preachers’ Charles Spurgeon Attend ‘The Send’?”

January 22, 2019

February 23rd at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, a free, historic event will unfold. "The Send" is a collaborative gathering of major ministries, servant leaders and 60,000 passionate people who believe we are at a serious tipping point in America and a new era of evangelism is God's solution to the crises.

Jesus said, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest, that He will send out laborers into His harvest" (Matt. 9:37-38). Multitudes across America are sensing a stirring in their spirit that the time has come to respond to the Master's commission and complete the task as His ambassadors.

Our world is filled with people searching for hope, purpose, peace plus freedom from addictions, depression, confusion, anxiety, fear and loneliness. "The mass of humanity live lives of quiet desperation," a poet once observed. Only the transformative message of the gospel brings rebirth and the "abundant life" Jesus promised to all who genuinely repent and put their trust totally in Him and His finished work on the cross. Legislation and education are important, but regeneration of human hearts is God's answer.

So Christians from across our nation will converge in this stadium to encounter God, be equipped and receive an impartation that will mark them to go forth with compassion, boldness and heaven-sent zeal! As a Christian and full-time evangelist of almost 50 years, I wouldn't miss it for the world.

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak re: “Is the Devil Using the Democratic Party to Destroy America”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak re: “Is the Devil Using the Democratic Party to Destroy America”

January 14, 2019


“Be sober and watchful, because your adversary the devil walks around as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour” (1Pet. 5:8-9).

I lived in the DC area for 24 years, worked directly across from the White House and taught the Bible weekly to 2000 young people 10 minutes away. Positioned in the heart of the Capital, we prayed for the government each meeting (1Tim.2:1-4) convinced of our call to “...stand against the schemes of the devil. For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Eph. 6:11-12). On our watch we witnessed the exposure and removal of a President and Vice-President for the first time in U.S. history.

The time has come to acknowledge spiritual realities: the devil is using the Democratic Party to try to destroy America. If we don’t awaken, our children will soon awaken in a nation unrecognizable to us today.

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak re: “The Leading Cause of Death Worldwide”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak re: “The Leading Cause of Death Worldwide”

January 10, 2019

Chilling. Appalling. Staggering. These words probably do not capture the significance of a recent study revealing what is now the No. 1 cause of death globally.

Cancer? Malaria? Heart disease? Car accidents? HIV/AIDS? Cigarette smoking? They’ve all been displaced with the new cause resulting in more deaths in 2018 than all of these combined.

Worldometers, one of the most reputable reference websites voted “best” by the American Library Association, just released their figures for population, births and deaths. Closing out the year, 8.2 million people died from cancer, 5 million from smoking and 1.7 million died of HIV/AIDS.

41. 9 million babies, developing and destined for birth within weeks or months, had their lives terminated prematurely through abortion. Worldometers recorded the total number of abortions based on the most recent statistics published by the World Health Organization. Extermination of the unborn is now the primary cause of death worldwide with 10 infants aborted for every 33 live births. [Breitbart.com 12/31/2018]

This past year, 60 percent of black babies were dismembered by abortion in America. I concur with my dear friend and dedicated pro-life advocate, Dr. Alveda King, niece of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who calls this “genocide.”

Since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion on demand, invalidating 50 state laws, almost 61,000,000 babies have lost their lives in the womb. Think of it: since 1775 to the present all Americans who have lost their lives in wars represent a 91:1 statistic where 91 babies lost their lives for every 1 soldier.

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak Re: “10 Undeniable Accomplishments to Begin 2019″

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak Re: “10 Undeniable Accomplishments to Begin 2019″

January 1, 2019

Organizations and ministries communicate in end-of-the-year reports their achievements to inspire their constituents. You can be certain The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC and other news outlets won’t follow this path in giving Donald Trump “honor to whom honor is due” (Rom. 13:7b).

One of dozens of examples would be his outstanding job securing the 2028 Summer Olympics and the 2026 World Cup for America. Obama tried repeatedly and failed. These two global sporting events should be credited to our leader but, be honest, were you aware of what he accomplished here?

Therefore, I’d like to present a list of just some accomplishments his administration achieved that should be seen as gifts enhancing our lives. It’s not exhaustive, but may it engender gratitude in our hearts to God for this hard-working leader and his team. Most importantly, may it stir us to continue praying consistently for our president and leaders as Scripture directs (1 Tim. 2:1-4) in this new year.

Let me to make a suggestion in line with what follows. You, your family and friends will benefit greatly from reading the outstanding book Trump Aftershock by Stephen E. Strang to gain a fuller appreciation for what many believe was divine intervention with Trump’s election. I read it in one day, gave out 10 copies and strongly recommend it at this pivotal time.

 

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Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak Re:  Americans Rank Obama “Best” President While We Say “Worst”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak Re: Americans Rank Obama “Best” President While We Say “Worst”

December 17, 2018

As we close the books on 2018, dyed-in-the-wool Obama fans continue harkening back to a Pew Research poll they say proves former President Obama was our best president. Thirty-one percent gave him the “gold medal” for number one commander-in-chief while over 46 percent of millennials view him as the best of their lifetime.

I wade in with an objective, assessment based on facts not feelings or infatuation. Multitudes maintain Barack Obama was not just the worst president in two generations, he was the worst president in the entire history of our nation. Since
time tends to cloud memories it’s important to stay focused on what Jesus called “fruit” in a person’s life. Let's respectfully examine the record.

 

10 Reasons Obama Was the Worst President

 

While I prayed for President Obama each day and recognize his God-given charismatic gifting and healthy family life, from a biblically informed perspective there are 10 reasons for the unfavorable ranking.

 

 

#heresthedeal #informedradio #hope #salvation #jesus

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak: Oscar-Bait Movie’s Message: Gay Is OK and Change Is Not!

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak: Oscar-Bait Movie’s Message: Gay Is OK and Change Is Not!

November 16, 2018
Oscar-Bait Movie's Message: Gay Is OK and Change Is Not!
Actor Nicole Kidman arrives for the premiere of the movie
Actor Nicole Kidman arrives for the premiere of the movie "Boy Erased" at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sept.11, 2018. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

Living in the Nashville area, I've had three divine appointments with Nicole Kidman who is an Academy Award winning actress, married to music superstar Keith Urban. I've given her one of my books and my personal testimony tract. Although she was once wed to Scientologist Tom Cruise, she's now Catholic, so I hope she relates to my similar upbringing.

When she lends her star power to a film you can be sure it'll draw lots of attention as well as big audiences. Her current movie is one where the "buzz" is already out for an Academy Award nomination. Her co-star is another Academy Award winner Russell Crowe.

Giant posters declare of the just released, first run film, "Stunning achievement... One of the year's best pictures ... Magnificent ... Story demands to be told ... Breathtaking ... Four stars!"

Boy Erased is a heartbreaking story based on a teenager's supposedly real experience with same-sex attraction; his rape by a gay college freshman; the traumatic interaction with his supportive mom and dad who is a Baptist pastor; his experience in a "Christian" rehab center; and his eventual realization that "I'm gay ... I'm not changing ... You're going to have to be the one to change!" Hence the byline on the movie's poster, "The Truth Cannot be Converted."

“Psstt! You Don’t Need to Vote ‘Cause God is Sovereign” Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak

“Psstt! You Don’t Need to Vote ‘Cause God is Sovereign” Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak

October 28, 2018

“Psstt! You Don’t Need to Vote ‘Cause God is Sovereign”


America is at the tipping point. This midterm election is the most important one in our lifetime. We could lose both the Senate and House if scores of patriotic supporters of faith, family and faithful adherence to the Constitution don’t engage in our sacred duty to pray and cast our votes.  

“But God is Sovereign and He’s in control! We don’t need to vote. We can if we 'feel led' but it's optional. No one should feel pressured 'cause that gets into legalism. Hey, our pastor says little about it, plus no one knows if he votes so..."

True?

False?

Human responsibility without the Sovereignty of God is humanism. The Sovereignty of God without human responsibility is fatalism. Therefore, Biblically-informed believers put the accent on His Sovereignty and then put our faith into action knowing that “faith without works is dead” (James 2:26).

The secular culture around us really doesn’t mind Christians having uplifting worship, prayer and sermons as long as everything stays within the silo of the service. Trouble starts when we challenge unrighteous decrees like those endorsing abortion and homosexuality by affirming the New Testament message of the Kingdom rule of God which Jesus, Paul and Peter preached (“Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”). This brings the Lordship of Jesus Christ into every sphere of life, counters unscriptural deception and causes upheaval in society.

 

#midterms #elections #informedradio.org #larrytomczak 

 

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak Re: In Such a Time as This, Should Pastors Avoid or Address Serious Issues?

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak Re: In Such a Time as This, Should Pastors Avoid or Address Serious Issues?

October 24, 2018

"We need preachers who preach that hell's still hot, heaven's still real, sin's still wrong and the Bible is God’s Word" AW Tozer

An Absentee Church?

A pastor confessed to me a struggle that resonates with scores of pastors: "How do we hang on to Millennials? They're leaving in droves."

The reality is many don't see any real-world-relevance in the church. Issues of today aren't being addressed (while they sure are by an activist secular media). Because they observe an absentee church, they're increasingly absentee attenders.

New Testament writers didn't just preach in an expository way but targeted issues Christians faced. The Scriptures were applied in a contemporary, meaningful way.

The Ford/Kavanaugh hearings mesmerized millions. How many pastors seized the moment to instruct congregations on a biblically-informed understanding of conflict resolution, law and justice? Or did multitudes simply go on with their pre-planned 26-week sermon series on a book of the Bible or continue with uplifting, crowd-pleasing "How to be Happy, Healthy and Wealthy" motivational messages?

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Sex and The City (of God)

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Sex and The City (of God)

October 16, 2018

Here's the Deal, by Matt Barber

It's rampant, even out of control! "Nah, it's OK, I mean everybody is free to do what they want." Really, Can we? or the better question is Should we?

The 1960s sexual revolution gave us "freedoms": hooking up, living together, abortion, homosexual unions, pornography, transgenderism and "safe sex."

The CDC says we now have a "public health crisis" of 115 million Americans with epidemic STDs. What went wrong with Sex and the City permissiveness? Discover brutal realities alongside the beautiful design for those in the city of God.

#sex #cityofgod #abortion #hope #std #informedradio #larrytomczak #repent #love #pornography

 

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak Re: “You Won’t Believe The Anti-Biblical Values Your Children Are Learning  In School”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak Re: “You Won’t Believe The Anti-Biblical Values Your Children Are Learning In School”

October 9, 2018

How is it possible that young children and teenagers are increasingly engaging in sexual experimentation? What's behind this, and as responsible fathers and mothers what can we do to protect our young ones?

It's time to "wake up and smell the coffee" regarding today's increasing moral decline pointing to our desperate need for national repentance and a Third Great Awakening in America.

  • A father asked CNN's Chris Cuomo, "What if my 12-year-old daughter doesn't want to see [men] in the girl's locker room?" He responded, "Her overprotective father should teach her tolerance."

  • A mother OKs her older teens viewing A Star is Born, remembering the classic love story with Judy Garland's inspirational singing. Shockingly, she later discovers the remake stars Lady Gaga and contains graphic nudity, more than 100 profanities, repeated fornication, drag queens and suicide (Plugged In movie reviews).

Scripture prioritizes the training of our sons and daughters.

"Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, and the years of your life will be many. ... Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not go in the way of evil men. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and pass on" (Prov. 4:10, 14-15).

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak: 4 Keys to Rid Yourself of Guilt if You’re Still Sick or Need Surgery

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak: 4 Keys to Rid Yourself of Guilt if You’re Still Sick or Need Surgery

October 3, 2018

Authentic Christians should have a passion for the restoration of New Testament Christianity. We should desire entire cities be converted, angelic visitations be frequent, demons be cast out and God's power manifest in dramatic healings and miracles.

But we must not romanticize the early church experience as if there was perfect unity, pervasive peace and nonstop healings. A careful reading of Scripture dispels any such notion. Not everyone was healed, believers suffered martyrdom and because of division it's noted, "For this reason many are weak and unhealthy among you, and many die" (1 Cor. 11:30).

Recently, I had a protracted period of suffering from an ailment, eventually requiring surgery, followed by several months of rehabilitation. During this season, demons tried to create mental guilt handles, whispering that if I had done or not done certain things, this never would've happened.

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak Re: ” 5 Reasons to Be Extremely Skeptical of Judge Kavanaugh’s Accuser “

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak Re: ” 5 Reasons to Be Extremely Skeptical of Judge Kavanaugh’s Accuser “

September 25, 2018
 
 
 

"... there is nothing new under the sun. Is there a matter where it is said, 'See, this is truly new'? Long ago in the past every matter has already been in our midst" (Eccl. 1:9b-10).

The Bible records the factual and outrageous tale of a woman, Mrs. Potiphar, and her attempt to derail the promotion of an exemplary man of character. He was a handsome and most trusted official with important duties providentially being prepared for greater responsibilities as a statesman serving the entire nation.

This married and manipulative woman hatched a scheme to falsely accuse this man of serious sexual misconduct. She stirred up grave trouble for Joseph by boldly and emotionally lying that he had attempted to rape her. Her wickedness cost him his reputation, position and landed him in jail.

Thank God, in that episode things worked out for the good after the accused endured lengthy unjust suffering and disgrace, but this is not always the case. In the current situation involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, multitudes like the president and I want to be respectful to his accuser, affording her the opportunity to speak. But by way of reminder, we must do so with a biblical worldview upholding our time-honored system of American justice and due process of law.

 

#kavanaugh #judicial #rape #sexualmisconduct #larrytomczak 

Here’s The Deal With Larry Tomczak Re: Could the 12 Books That Transformed My Life Change Yours?

Here’s The Deal With Larry Tomczak Re: Could the 12 Books That Transformed My Life Change Yours?

September 18, 2018

“Larry, can you send me a list of the most influential books that God used to shape your life?”

Missionaries who risk their lives daily in a foreign land sent me this request. My wife and I spent 3 1/2 hours with them in our home, and this humble couple who challenge me incredibly deserved a well-thought-out response.

Celebrating a birthday this week plus soon commemorating 47 years in vocational ministry, it seemed like an excellent time to recall the books that revolutionized my life.

The Christian and His Reading

“Please bring with you … the books, especially the manuscripts” (2 Tim.4:13, PHILLIPS).

Paul’s counsel to Timothy doubtless had reference to the Old Testament Scriptures but has application for other areas of reading as well. With his life drawing to a close, the apostle desired to invest his last season of life in continued growth and study, a learner to the very end. May that be our magnificent obsession too.

The Book of Ecclesiastes, penned by King Solomon, humanity’s wisest man, tells us, “Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness to the flesh” (Eccl.12:12b). Therefore, it behooves us to be selective in our reading. Francis Bacon, the brilliant statement from the 16th century, reminds us, “Reading makes a learned man; speaking a skillful man; writing, an exact man.”

 

 

 

 

John Wesley had a passion for reading. Most of it was done while riding his horse! He propped up books on his saddle which enabled him to get through hundreds of volumes on a wide range of subjects.

“Leaders are readers” is the classic exhortation motivating us to engage in fellowship with great minds and those of exemplary character and fruitful lives. Remember the challenge, “You will be the same person you are today in a few years except for the company you keep and the books you read.”

Charles H. Spurgeon counseled his students: “Master those books you have. Read them thoroughly … a student will find that his mental constitution is more affected by one book thoroughly mastered than by 20 books he has merely skimmed. Little learning and much pride come of hasty reading … in reading let your motto be “much, not many.”

So what are the top 12 books God used to mold me as a man of God? After sacred Scripture, here’s my list, not necessarily in any order of importance.

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak Re: “5 Non-negotiables To Finish Well”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak Re: “5 Non-negotiables To Finish Well”

September 11, 2018

Is it just me, or are you aware of how many leaders and regular Christians seem to be falling by the wayside? Pastors committing suicide, resigning because of sexual escapades, “throwing in the towel” from discouragement or confessing they’ve just lost their passion for vocational ministry, people committed in local churches for decades simply dropping out and drifting in passivity.

John Calvin, one of the fathers of the Reformation, said in his dying hour, “All that I have done has been of no value. The wicked will gladly seize on the word. But I repeat it again, all that I have done is of no value.”

Have you ever felt like him? Can you identify with his feelings of failure and deep discouragement?

At the end of our lives, we don’t want to reflect back like John Calvin and feel regret and remorse. We want to finish well and full of hope like the apostle Paul. Let’s remember that if we want to finish the course and keep the faith, we’ve got to fight the good fight every single day. “For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith.” (2 Tim. 4:6-7).

In my room, I have a plaque with challenging words to remind me to continue running the race when I have setbacks: “Failure is never fatal and success is never final.”

What can keep us on course in our Christian life? Starting is easy, but sticking is hard! I believe a quality decision to be obedient in five areas is essential if we’re to finish as strongly as we started.

Five Non-Negotiables to Finish Well

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” The Biblical Worldview on Immigration”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” The Biblical Worldview on Immigration”

September 6, 2018

In the last election, the number one issue was immigration and the controversial question to building a wall. To this day, it remains the central issue and there is much confusion and controversy! What does the Bible teach on this most important subject?

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “3 Concrete Steps That Could’ve Circumvented Catholicism’s Child Abuse Crisis”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “3 Concrete Steps That Could’ve Circumvented Catholicism’s Child Abuse Crisis”

August 29, 2018

AUTHOR’S ADDENDUM: The day this commentary was submitted for publication, the pope released a global statement aligning with this third point.

The Catholic Church in America is on the ropes. It breaks my heart because I’m grateful for a heritage where my parents, who couldn’t afford a car, scrimped and saved for me to be blessed with 12 years of excellent parochial education. I thank God to this day for the numbers of dedicated priests, brothers and nuns who shaped my moral and spiritual life.

Years ago, I was privileged to write my autobiography, Clap Your Hands! A Young Catholic Encounters Christ, which reached over a quarter million people worldwide. I wrote the book to highlight one of the three points I make in this commentary which I believe could have helped prevent the shocking revelations regarding the current sex scandal among Catholic priests.

A Few Days Ago, I tried to counsel a grieving Catholic man who told me he was at a loss responding to justifiably angry people writing off Christianity and Catholicism because of what’s come to the surface. I believe this man and his wife are representative of scores of sincere Catholics who are deeply troubled and struggling with what to do and say.

I told John not to be defensive but listen attentively, agree with their legitimate disgust and, if the opportunity presents itself, offer humbly that Jesus shares righteous anger over this long-standing concealment and perverted abuse of children.

“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea” (Mark 9:42).

What Happened?

A recent horrific Pennsylvania grand jury report revealed that in this one state alone, more than 300 predator priests sexually abused over 1000 children in a decades-old Catholic Church cover-up. The information was disgusting, inexcusable and leaves the reputation of the Roman Catholic church besmirched in a way that many believe will be irretrievable for generations. Jaw-dropping information that ordained ministers of God even used church property to produce child pornography is unconscionable, reprehensible and left millions of Americans aghast.

The perpetrators were shielded and simply shuffled about through therapy sessions then placed in other parishes to continue their aberrant behavior. According to the grand jury’s 1,356-page document, official diocese records showed church leaders even negotiated with state officials to conceal the crimes to avoid prosecution.

Here’s the Deal with Larry Tomczak ” AN OPEN LETTER TO HILLARY CLINTON UPON RELEASING HER MEMOIR”

Here’s the Deal with Larry Tomczak ” AN OPEN LETTER TO HILLARY CLINTON UPON RELEASING HER MEMOIR”

September 19, 2017

Simon and Schuster just released your highly anticipated memoir, What Happened. Free of campaigning constraints, you promised it would be a revealing story of the devastating defeat you experienced in the 2016 presidential election. It is!

Some of the provocative excerpts that arrested my attention were:

  • You were so upset by your defeat that you wanted to “scream” at Trump’s inaugural address. You said at one time you wanted to call him a “creep” during your time with him!
  • You were “ticked off” at debate moderator Matt Lauer for daring to bring up your email scandal.
  • You resented Sen. Sanders competing against you for “disrupting the Democratic Party.”
  • You were so depressed you confessed, “I drank my share of chardonnay” and was “splurging on burgers and fries.”
  • You made it clear for everyone that abortion is “sacrosanct” and unlimited abortion is “not negotiable.”

I sincerely hope that this letter makes its way to encourage you upon release of your book. I have often prayed for you over the past decades.

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “15 Benefits Plus Better Health So Don’t Miss This Opportunity”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “15 Benefits Plus Better Health So Don’t Miss This Opportunity”

September 4, 2017

This is not a product promo to get your attention. What I share with you comes from 45 years of ministry experience. In addition, tens of thousands of committed Christians all across America will be engaging with this powerful practice this month in preparation for an unprecedented event, Awaken The Dawn/RISE UP, taking place on the D.C. Mall October 6-9.

 

When I ministered weekly to 2,000 primarily young people 15 minutes from the White House in the 70s, Bible teacher Derek Prince challenged us to fast, pray and simply obey the priority of praying for governing authorities “first of all” (I Tim. 2:1-4), and then pick up the newspaper to see our prayers answered. In childlike faith we responded and we saw, for the first time in U.S. history, a sitting president and vice president removed from office as unrighteousness was exposed! By the way, Derek once wrote a life-changing book entitled, Changing History Through Prayer And Fasting.

 

Fasting has a preeminent place throughout Scripture, yet scores ignore or avoid it. It does bring discomfort, yet we desperately need it. The benefits far exceed the drawbacks.

 

Don't change the channel! With the dire state of our nation and the church, it's time for us to rediscover this spiritual discipline that brings long-prayed-for blessings and breakthroughs from God.

 

“I HATE FASTING!”

#fasting, #seekingGod, #Promise, #breakthrough