May 23- Newsletter

The “Every-Once-in-A-While Newsletter” to Keep You Informed about the Ministry Of Creation Science Evangelism (CSE) and Dinosaur Adventure Land (DAL)

www.drdino.com and www.dinosauradventureland.com

850-479-3466 (CSE) and 850-478-3466 (DAL)

May, 2006

Dear friends of Creation Science Evangelism (as well as a few enemies, scoffers, atheists, skeptics, lunatics and assorted bad guys that are on this mailing list for a variety of reasons),

Greetings in the name of the Great Creator of the universe!

 

Quick News and Reviews

After a 3 ½ year battle with cancer, Paul Jewell, my son-in-law, went home to be with the Lord on March 30 just a few weeks after his 30th birthday.  He had been sent home from the hospital the day before and was sooooo glad to be out of the hospital!  We set up a hospital bed in our spare bedroom and he spent the night at my house one final time.  At 6:15 the next morning Paul’s dad and I went in to relieve my wife and daughter.  They had been taking shifts trying to make Paul comfortable.  As Paul’s dad and I were holding Paul and meeting his needs I was reading Acts 7 out loud.  At 7:15, just as I finished reading, “And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.” Paul also fell asleep for the final time.  It was such a peaceful passing!

Paul’s dad is a pastor in the Jacksonville, FL area.  Paul gave up a great paying job with Wal Mart distribution to join our ministry team.  He ran our shipping and receiving department for years.  He was the perfect man for my only daughter and we will certainly miss him.  He and Marlissa sang specials in church often and Paul was often a key figure in dramas and plays at church as well.  The kids all loved him!  Their wedding has been played nearly 20 times on America’s Funniest Home Videos.  I did the ceremony and had my cell phone ring at the end.  It was the Lord calling to say, “what God hath joined together let no man put asunder.  Paul, you may kiss your bride.”  The startled/disgusted/shocked look on Marlissa’s face was classic!  You can see the clip on our Seminar part 1.  It does make me a little jealous that Paul got to see Jesus first but I’ll get my turn some day.

Please keep Marlissa in your prayers.  The funeral was April 2 at Marcus Point Baptist Church where Paul and Marlissa sang in the praise team.  The funeral was very moving and many have already been saved due to Paul’s testimony.  DVD’s of the funeral are available and the entire story is on our new blog site www.cseblogs.com as well as things you can do to help out.  There is a fund called Adopt-A-Jewell to help couples adopt children in Paul’s honor.

Bible Lands Cruise Oct 31-Nov 9

Have you ever wanted to tour the Bible Lands?  Here is your chance of a lifetime.  We are combining a 10 day cruise of the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt, Israel, Turkey and Greece with a creation conference.  This will be golden opportunity to see scores of things talked about in the Bible, have a ball on a first class cruise ship and study God’s creation in detail.  Costs range from $2200 to $3500 depending upon how fancy a room you want on the ship.  This would be a great time for a second honeymoon (or third or fourth… any excuse will do).  Call our office for a brochure or to get more details.

 

Meetings

The last six universities I have spoken at could not find even one professor willing to debate for the evolution side.  They seem to only be brave enough to push evolution off on students where they have an obvious academic and psychological advantage, but since they cannot fail me, fire me, cut my paycheck or intimidate me, they run and hide!  We are praying for opportunities to get into more universities this year.  Please check with Christian clubs on campus to schedule a creation lecture so the students can hear the truth.

There are still a few openings this year for both my son Eric and myself to book creation seminars. If your church or group is interested please call the office right away.

Creation Camp

Our Pensacola Dinosaur Adventure Land has had thousands of visitors from all over the world and is still growing.  We get a steady supply of interesting artifacts from people and we add new attractions often.  However, we are looking for property now to start a second DAL that includes overnight camping and space for our Creation Boot Camp.  If you know of any church or scout type camps that may be available please let us know ASAP.

There are several properties in Mississippi we are looking at and if God leads and provides we will be asking for help to get started.  We are open to any location but the Southeast, close to where we are is our preference.

When we find suitable property (this year we hope) we will need lots of rocks, minerals, fossils, skins and skulls of animals, science equipment and museum artifacts.  If you have any interesting artifacts gathering dust in a closet, why not get them out on display for the cause of Christ?  We have three types of things in our museum: things we bought, things given to us on loan and things donated.  We don’t care how they come.  We just want to use science to glorify God and bring souls into His kingdom.

Truth Radio

After nearly three years of doing our “Creation Science Hour and a half” it is hard to believe that there are still atheists and evolutionists out there, but, from the calls and letters we get daily it looks as if we have job security for centuries to come.  Tell all your atheist friends or just those with legitimate questions about the Bible or creation to call in.

Every day we start off the program by saying, “We believe the Bible is literally true and scientifically accurate and the evolution theory being taught in our schools is the dumbest and most dangerous religion in the history of planet earth.”  That usually lights up the phone lines!  Anyone can send questions via e-mail, snail mail or AOL instant message screen name, “drdinolive.”  You can listen in on the internet (www.drdino.com or www.truthradio.com) from 4:30-6 CST or you can get a CD of an entire month of programs for just $10.  Check the web site or call the office for details.

New products

Check our web site for scores of new books and witnessing products.  The new “Think” series of creation posters is a great success and teachers love them as teaching tools.  Also, the completely redone 2005 Creation Seminar Series is 18 ½ hrs long and now contains 5 hours on 2 DVD’s just in part 7, the Q&A section!  Previous customers can get the entire new series for just $75.  Be sure to check out our new catalog for other new products as well.

New Record!

As I finished my seminar in Minnesota last month a young man and his wife came up to me and said, “Brother Hovind, your DVD’s have changed our lives!  We share them with everyone.  You said it was OK to copy them and we have!  So far we have copied and given out 12,000 of them and seen many souls saved!”  I have met many people who have copied over 100 and one who had copied 11,000 but so far, 12,000 is the record.  If you want to minister and support our ministry at the same time you can get DVD’s in bulk from us at great discounts.  Why don’t you start a creation ministry by giving away creation tapes and changing lives?  Anyone can do it!

When I began this ministry 17 years ago, I told God that there were some things about His children down here that bothered me.  He said, “Me too son!”  I said, “God, if you want me to go into evangelism there are a few conditions I would like to make. 1. I will not charge money for people to come to my seminars. 2. I will let people copy my materials. 3. I would not send out monthly letters begging for money and 4. If He did not supply the needs I would quit.”

Seventeen years later I still today marvel at how God has supplied and at the tens of thousands of lives that have been changed by people giving out copies of our simple messages on creation.  People put them in public and church libraries, on cable TV, give them out as presents and pay skeptic relatives to watch them.  Hundreds of public school teachers show them in their class.  Some atheists even give them out to friends hoping they will laugh at the “stupid Dr. Dino man.”  Several have been converted this way!  One of our supporters is a bank teller who had one of my DVD’s on the counter at the bank.  One day a huge biker saw it sitting on the counter and asked what it was.  She told him it was a video about dinosaurs and the Bible.  He said, “Can I watch it?”  Since he was 16 inches taller than her she said, “Sure!”  He invited his entire motorcycle gang over to watch it while they had a beer party and everyone loved it!  What on earth are you doing for Heaven’s sake?

Needed? (or just a wild idea)

My brother Ross was very influential in bringing me to Christ over 37 years ago.  He is now retired from public school teaching and has a new Harley-Davidson which has definitively given him a “Harleyer than thou” attitude.  (Just kidding!)  He has become consumed with Harley fever and is collecting the Harley “dip dots” (to put on his map) from dealers all over.  They cost anywhere from $0-$4.  I would like to get him one from every dealer in the world to show my appreciation to him for bringing me to the Lord.  If you have a Harley dealer near you, and our ministry has touched your life, and you would be willing to get him one, please send it to him with a letter explaining how CSE has helped you, so Ross can get a small taste of what awaits him in Glory.  I think we will all be amazed at the “ripple effect” from each of our efforts for Him. His address is Ross Hovind 19216 Springfield Rd. Groveland, IL 61535.  Thanks.

Testimonies

In response to the CSEblog post “Why can’t they just submit?” – I ask that same question of my wife… LOL. But I also ask that same question when I see Christians leaving the leadership of a godly pastor. I also ask that same question when children don’t obey their parents. Apparently, it’s all part of turning away from God’s word, and setting oneself up as a higher authority.  Our freedoms and privacy are crumbling. The collectivist nature of government and media helps in a one-world order, and nothing will be exempt from its control. I pray you have victory in this Dr. Hovind.

Mr. Hovind, Your web site is the dumbest thing I have ever seen!  How can you call science a religion?  Everyone knows the Bible has lots of mistakes and evolution is true.  You people scare me!  Get a life!  NB, NY

Dr. Hovind, I was fortunate to be able attend the Kent State University and see Dr. Hovind live for the first time! I was disappointed, but not surprised, that the KSU professors backed out at the last minute. The Doc was well prepared and carried on with a brief version of Seminar #4 “Lies in the Textbooks.” I could see the look of disgust and shock of the “science students” as they failed to provide evidence for their religious beliefs on evolution and were willingly ignorant of the facts before them that proved their beliefs to be lies. I wish I could have spent a few more minutes with Dr. Hovind, but I was afraid to interrupt while he was setting up, and I didn’t have enough time to stay after we wrapped up. So I just chickened out, shook hands and said, “I love your videos.” ( Oh well, maybe next time. Until then I will be studying and working on my own creation ministry in northeast Ohio.

We will NEVER submit to anyone but God! We will stand tall and rejoice in our suffering, praising His name all the while. Amen. Jamie Emerson.

Dr. Hovind, Excellent work, well done!  So far your seminar videos have gotten my brother, who’s not a Christian, to start reconsidering all those dinosaur stories we heard as children about them living “millions and millions of years ago” (we actually went digging through our cupboards for our old dinosaur books and looked through them). He’s also realized what a joke evolution is, so I think his new dis-belief in the textbooks, may just allow him to look past his current dis-beliefs in God and Christ, and see the truth.

I’ve managed to get him to come to church with me once or twice, but last week (since starting to watch the videos), he decided to come on his own!  Keep up the great work, you’re definitely making a huge difference to the world! Thanks, and God bless, Ross

Dr. Hovind, CSE has been an incredible influence in our family. We’ve never been to the museum or DAL, but really want to sometime in the future. The DVD series has had a major impact on defining clearly our world view as Bible believing Christians not only on creation/evolution but on how we should live as Christians. I received the series as a gift last fall and have viewed each of them COUNTLESS times. The ministry has caused me to open my eyes to a lot of spiritual things and the heresies that are prevalent today in many of our churches. One of the many things that has become vivid to me after studying the material from CSE and my New Defender’s Study Bible (bye-bye NIV)is how much more God is than we can comprehend-yet he cares about the smallest things that are going on in our lives. There have been some major changes in my life in the last six months and knowing that Our Sovereign Creator is fully in control is so real and dear to me.
All of that to say-Praise God for His Sovereignty. The battle with the evil one will continue as long as we are obeying the Word. Praise God that CSE is undergoing these “battles”. Jesus WILL be glorified through this. May we all continue to pray for CSE and know that Christ is not taken by surprise by these hard times.  A Yankee Dentist

I would like to invite anyone whose life was changed by brother Hovind’s Ministry to join the battle in prayer, e-mail, letters, donations, whatever you can do to help.  My life was forever changed by the message of creation boldly proclaimed by my friend Dr. Kent Hovind.
Now is the time we can help him in any way that we are able.  Every day that DAL is closed we are missing a chance to spread the good word about creation and salvation thru our Lord Jesus Christ!  If we are truly in Gods army now is the time to mount up and ride!!  Lord Bless, Chris Jason  [We are not closed but having two buildings temporarily closed is bad- KH]

Dr. H. I’m not certain where to post this, but it is really something of which we all need to be aware. Recently, the Texas Academy of Environmental Sciences had a special guest speaker, who has also been named Distinguished Texas Scientist 2006. This guest, Dr. Eric Pianca, advocated the extermination of 90% of the Earth’s population via airborne Ebola to an enthusiastic crowd of colleagues. Here is a link of a first hand account of the speech. http://www.sas.org/tcs/weeklyIssues_2006/2006-04-07/feature1p/index.html  [See our video #1 for more on population reduction plans by the NWO idiots.]

Dr. H. It’s sad when people misquote, or even selectively quote God’s Word. I was there when Mr. Whitehead [county commissioner] only quoted half of the famous “Caesar” quote; something that most – if not all – secular voices are guilty of. It deeply annoys me when people are not honest (with themselves) enough to be honest with everybody else. I pray for the ministry and for God’s guidance upon the persons in charge. JS Florida

May 9-pray for the judge

May 9 at 11 am is the hearing for Judge Michael Allen to reconsider his order to close the buildings. There are at least 35 serious problems with his order. If he does not reverse it and we appeal over his head and win, it will sure look bad on his record and may end his career as judge. Glen Stoll’s Abatement filed last week in this case points out all the flaws in his order. I will post it as soon as I can.

Please pray that God will turn his heart and that he will order the county to mediation again and open the buildings. Everyone knows the issue is not health or safety. The buildings have been inspected 5 times. The only issue is control over God’s church.

We have located a camp to begin another DAL and will be traveling to see it for the 3rd time tomorrow. If all works out we will need a bunch of money and work from those interested in seeing a Creation Camp where we can train the next generation of students to terrorize, I mean, correct the mistakes teachers bring up in public school classes across the world.

I will post a blog about the camp ASAP with a list of needs when I get back.

Kent Hovind

How to spend your life

Dr. Hovind’s Travel update,

It is 5 am Feb. 12, 06 (Darwin’s Birthday) and I just finished reading some of my huge pile of letters and articles that get sent to me every day. I often sleep hard for 4-5 hours then wake up in the night to work a few hours, read and pray before going back to sleep for another hour or so. I know it is a strange schedule but the phone never rings and I never get interrupted so I get lots done! I’m staying in a beautiful home in the snow covered country in Tennessee where I have been preaching for the last two days. I head home this afternoon. Yea! Then on to Texas Wednesday to tape with Dr. Baugh on TBN.

Three days ago was my 37th spiritual birthday. As I was talking with the Lord tonight about all the great needs in the world I said, “Lord, there is only one of me! And sometimes that is too many!” I know that I often get in the way of God doing His work. At the seminar earlier today (or yesterday-what do you call it in the middle of the night?) I was talking with one of the dozens of kids that always swarm about me before and after each service. I asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. I wonder how many times I have asked kids that question.

Then I thought, what do I want to be when I grow up? Many years ago I asked one of my science students what I should be when I grow up. She said, “You don’t need to worry about that Mr. Hovind. That will never happen to you!”

I will probably always be a kid but what should I be if I ever grow up? I could easily spend my life reading and learning. I love to read! I could also spend my life teaching and preaching. I do that over 900 times every year now. I could spend my life building and developing Dinosaur Adventure Land. I love to build and think up new ways to teach spiritual truths using science and God’s creation. I could spend my life answering letters, calls and questions. I love to help people understand God’s Word and appreciate His creation! I could spend my life debating evolutionists at universities. I have done that 100 times now and really love it! The more hostile the environment (like at UC Berkeley twice now) the better I like it! Well over 3,000 professors have refused to debate me. I can understand there reluctance. Would you want to defend the idea that we all came from a rock? I love debating evolutionists to help the poor students they try to brainwash!

I could easily spend my life with my family. My three children and their spouses all live around me and work in our ministry. We love each other and get along marvelously. My four grandchildren (ages 3 and under with anoth on the way) are even more fun than their parents! I really love reading them books, taking naps with them, teaching them things, watching their excited faces as we go “feed the critters” every night that I am home. We have lots of “critters” like turtles, snakes, hamsters, chinchillas, peacocks, a dove, lizards etc at DAL. I wish I had grown up in a place like DAL! You should come visit this amazing place!

I could spend my life touring the world. I love to travel and see new places. I have been to all 50 states and 37 counties with 4 more coming this year! (Come join me for the 9 day Holy Land cruise this November- see the web site for details) I could also spend my life riding my Suzuki 650 scooter. Of the 80 plus motorcycles I have owned since I was 12 this one is the best! If you have never had motorcycle fever you will not understand!

I could spend my life complaining. My back hurts nearly every moment of my life from 3 whiplash accidents 30 years ago. My son in law has very serious cancer and is in pain every day as well. My wife has had debilitating pain every day for 6 years now from her bruised tail bone. There is always an endless list of things to fix in one of the 20 buildings our ministry owns or one of the many vehicles and machines we use. There is never enough money to do all the things we want to do to expand our outreach for the Lord. There are now nearly 2,000 anti-Hovind web sites where dozens of lies circulate about me. Even a few fellow creationists misrepresent me on their sites. I could spend my life defending myself against their lies.

I could spend my life thinking of the past and regretting all the missed opportunities. If only I had …… I could spend my life worrying about the future. The New World Order is fast approaching and “perilous times” (2 Timothy 3:1) are coming soon for the world.

It is now 6 am and I think I will go back to sleep for an hour. Then I will get up to go preach about creation on Darwin’s birthday, make airplanes for the kids, tell corny jokes, make some child feel important, build the faith of some college student struggling with evolution and win someone to Christ. I think I will just keep doing what I have been doing for 37 years now- try to be a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ and obey Him day by day. I think I will spend my life doing that. It is really rewarding! You should try it.

Kent Hovind

Good point from Teno

It amazes me how many Christians think Bro. Hovind should just pay for the permit. How many of those same Christians would pay for a permit to attend church this (and every) Sunday? How many of them would pay for a permit to read their Bible tonight (or any time)? I wonder how many of the media who have written critically about DAL would pay for a permit to write those articles? How many of us would pay for a permit to speak on the phone? How many would pay for a permit to post an item on the internet critical of Bro. Hovind? Why don’t those who oppose him have to pay for permits to do that?

You say, “Those things are Constitutional rights! We shouldn’t have to pay for a permit to practice our Constitutional rights!”

Exactly. Bro. Hovind’s ministries are protected by Constitutional provisions on religious liberty, free speech, and private property. Not only that, they are in obedience to God and we are to obey God rather than men. Teno

Camps?

Several of our staff went with me today to look at a few camps that are available. We feel this would be a great way to expand our ministry outreach. What a big decision! We feel we have the right message, the right staff and this is the right time in history to agressively share the creation message. Please pray that God will guide us and provide the funding if it is His will for us to do this. If you know of any other camps that may be available please let us know.
Our DAL ministry is still going well in spite of a few of our buildings being closed down. [See previous blogs] Come see for yourself! This is a great time of year to visit Pensacola. We have had hundreds of visitors and have seen many lives changed. The battle over the buildings is proceeding on several fronts and we look for resolution soon so keep praying and writing to the people who can fix this even if they don’t want to listen yet.

Kent Hovind

Open letter- render to Caesar

Open letter to Escambia County Commissioner Whitehead,

Render to Caesar?

4-11-06

Dear Escambia County Commissioner Whitehead,

I watched the channel 10 news yesterday where you said that the Church ministry at Dinosaur Adventure Land must “render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and right now Caesar demands a building permit. If they don’t get one, we may have to tear the buildings down.”

It always amazes me how people like you quote half a verse out of context to prove their point. The rest of the verse is never quoted. Matthew 22:21 “They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.” The Church is not Caesars! Also Mark 12:17, Luke 20:25.

There are a few things you seem to forget:

  1. The Church ministry you are referring to is not a 501-c-3 corporation of the state.
  2. No churches in the county got permits of any kind for hundreds of years.
  3. They have invited you out many times to inspect for safety and health yet you don’t come.
  4. They have had licensed engineers and electricians inspect the buildings.
  5. They have been open for 5 years without problem
  6. They stood through three hurricanes with no damage while your own building was damaged badly.
  7. Dictators down through history have “won” battles with those who oppose them. Hitler “won” over the Jews. Stalin “won” over the Christians in Russia, the catholic church “won” over the millions of Christians they killed, OJ “won” his court battle. Don’t think because you “won” in court that proves you are right.

Have you prayed about what you are doing? Please do not hide behind a court order or directions from the attorney. Please don’t tell me you are just obeying orders, Hitler’s men said the same thing at their trial. You claim to be a Christian and I believe you are but please just answer these two questions, Have you prayed about what you are doing, and do you feel God has led you in your decision?

Richard of www.richardsayshome.com.

The rumor mill

When I read the Pensacola News Journal article April 7, 06 “Park could face extinction” by William Rabb I couldn’t help but wonder, “Are these people morons or just desperate to sell papers?” The recent court ruling to close a few of our buildings over the permit issue (which has been going on for 5 years) does not close our ministry or even our Dinosaur Adventure Land. We still have lots of visitors coming every day. Remedies at Law, the managers of the ministry, are working with the courts and county to reopen the buildings and I still travel every week doing seminars on creation, our bookstore is still open, we still ship out thousands of books and videos every week, I still do my daily radio program on www.truthradio.com from 4:30-6 pm CST and souls are still being saved and lives changed. We are no where near “extinction.” They must be desperate or dense!

Another rumor is that I want to be a law unto myself and not get the county building permits. First, this is a ministry wide decision and Glen Stoll, the manager, makes those calls. I travel too much to spend much time on this. Second, the county has inspected the buildings twice, as well as two state certified engineers and two state certified electricians. The issue has never been one of safety or health. We have filled out the papers and given the county the information they requested 2 ½ years ago and never got a response, other than locking the buildings. We have repeatedly asked them what they want from us and we get no response.

Escambia County Commission Chairman Mike Whitehead did exactly what Satan did in Matthew 4:6 by quoting half a verse. At the hearing last Thursday Mr. Whitehead said “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s. And right now Caesar demands a building permit.” He does not understand the rest of the verse. Matthew 22:21 “They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.”

The Church is not Caesar’s! We are willing to be good neighbors, let them inspect and make suggestions, we have invited them many times to do this. The only issue is control.

Before you believe and repeat things about our ministry in violation of Exodus 20:16 “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.” Call in to our radio program and ask any questions you want. In America you still get to face your accusers and are innocent until proven guilty. At least it is supposed to be that way.

More later, Kent Hovind

Why can't they just submit?

Why can’t they just submit?

4-6-06 my thots at 30,000 feet flying to speak at Kent State Ohio.

“Why can’t they just submit?” That is what Nebuchadnezzar was thinking as he ordered the Hebrew children thrown into the furnace. A few minutes later he got his answer as he understood there was a higher power able to stop his little furnace or render it useless. The men in the fire were not rebels or troublemakers. They were loyal top officers in the kingdom. They just served a bigger God. That’s why they couldn’t submit.

Why can’t they just submit? That’s what the Romans were wondering as they rounded up Christians by the thousands and crucified them for disobeying the Roman laws about claiming there was an authority over Caesar. How dare they insult “his royal highness” so! Don’t they know that Caesar is God? We’ll teach them! Why can’t they just submit?”

Why can’t they just submit? That’s what the Inquisition officers said as they tortured and murdered millions of Christians who dared to claim the Pope was a sinner like everyone else or that Marry was not a “perpetual virgin” or that the bread did not actually become the body of Jesus so the priest controlled God as he held the wafer. Don’t they know that our law says they must believe this? Why can’t they just submit?”

Why can’t they just submit? That’s what the kings of Europe wondered as they hounded the Pilgrims for daring to teach that baptism was only for believers. “Don’t they know we have met and decided that infant baptism is all that is needed and to re-baptize is against the law? How many of these Anna-Baptists will we have to kill and confiscate their lands until they understand? Why can’t they just submit?”

Why can’t they just submit? That’s what King George thought as he sent his army to snuff out the “rebellion” among the colonies who dared to ask that they be represented in the decision making process. “It is only a 1% tax on the tea. Just pay the tax and shut up! Why can’t they just submit?”

Why can’t they just submit? That’s what the elected officials in Culpepper, Virginia said as they whipped 12 Baptist pastors to death in 1775 for refusing to take a license to preach in their county. Why can’t they just submit? (See the story on drdino.com/patrick)

Why can’t they just submit? That’s what communist dictators said for 70 years as they jailed, tortured, killed or exiled millions of Christians in China and Russia who did not obey the state laws about only meeting in “state approved” churches where sermons were pre-approved and political dissent was silenced by force. “Don’t these people know we have the guns and will kill them if they disobey? Why can’t they just submit?”

“Why can’t they just submit?” That is what Building inspector Don Mayo, Attorney Allison Rogers, Attorney Janet Lander, George Touart, Commissioners Kevin White, Tom Banjanin, Marie Young, Bill Dickson and Mike Whitehead are asking themselves right now. “Don’t these people know the courts have ruled, the commission has voted, the inspectors have decided? They must get our permission to operate a Church ministry in this county. We decide if they can have a church ministry on that property and we decide if they build their buildings to worship God in the correct way. We decide who is allowed to worship God here and where they can do it. People like Apostle Paul, Patrick Henry, Shadrach or John Bunyon are not welcome here. Why can’t they just submit?”

So… Why can’t the Church ministry at 29 Cummings Road in Pensacola just submit? I can’t explain it to them. I’ve tried but they will not or cannot listen. Maybe someone else can explain it to them. Maybe God will have to explain it to them! [Job 38:1 style?] We don’t want to cause problems. We don’t want to build anything unsafe or pollute the ground or bother our neighbors. We have begged them to come tell us what they don’t like about our buildings but they won’t tell us. I fear that this county is at the crossroads and their decisions in the next few weeks or months may result in God’s blessing or judgment. Deut. 11:26.

When people are given a badge and a gun or a black robe, does it always make them think they are God?

Proverbs 30:21 “For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear: For a servant when he reigneth;” “Don’t they realize there is a higher power named God? Why can’t they (the county) just submit to God?”

List of who to call ASAP!

Dr. Hovind says I can send in my ideas for his blog once in a while. I’ll write more later but I think these people need your prayers, calls, letters and visits (if you can’t get them at the office you may catch them at home) to have God change their heart and stop persecuting the ministry (see Dr. Hovind’s previous blogs)

Keep in mind these people below started this fight, can end it and have not been helping solve the problem at all. If they seem irritated when you call, good! They have hurt God’s man and God’s Church and they should be flooded with calls and letters. Make em do right! Roll Tide!

Please send a copy of any response you get to [email protected] He will get it to me. Richard from www.richardsayshome.com

Don Mayo- chief building inspector
(Office) 3300 N. Pace Boulevard, suite 300
Pensacola, Florida 32505
Tel: (850) 595-3550
[email protected]

Escambia County Commissioners

Mike Whitehead (Republican) -Chairman
(Office) 223 Palafox Place
Pensacola, Florida 32502
(850) 595-4910
(850) 595-0478 FAX
[email protected]
(Home) 3200 Marcus Point Blvd.
Pensacola, Florida 32505
(850) 475-0475

Bill Dickson (Republican) -Vice Chairman
(Office) 223 Palafox Place Rm. 319
Pensacola, Florida 32502
(850) 595-4920
(850) 595- 4923 FAX
[email protected]
(Home) 3386 Chantarene Dr.
Pensacola, Florida 32507
(850) 456-4964

Marie Young (Democrat)
(Office) P.O. Box 1591
Pensacola, Florida 32591
(850) 595-4930
(850) 595-4795 FAX
[email protected]
(Home) 800 W. Lee Street
Pensacola, Florida 32501
(850) 433-2914

Tom Banjanin (Republican)-Commissioner
(Office) 223 Palafox Place, Suite 308
Pensacola, Florida 32502
(850) 595-4940
[email protected]
(Home) 3575 Hopestill Road
Pensacola, Florida 32503
(850) 432-9360

Kevin White (Republic) Commissioner
(Office) 223 Palafox Place, Suite 312
Pensacola, Florida 32502
(850) 595-4950
(850) 587-3063Home/FAX
[email protected]
(Home) 8485 Sunset View Lane
Molino, Fl 32577
(850) 587-3063 Home/ FAX

George Touart -County Administrator (appointed by commissioners)
(Office) 223 Palafox Place, Suite 300
Pensacola, Florida 32502
(850) 595-4950
(850) 595-4946
(850) 595-4908 FAX
[email protected]
(Home) 2207 Inverness Dr.
Pensacola, Florida 32503
(850) 470-9044
Home/FAX (850) 587-3063

It's working!

April 4, 2006

If I had not seen it myself I would not have believed it! I thought the lady was going to blow a gasket! Well, let’s start at the beginning. For those who have followed the story of the permit battle between our ministry and the county for the last 5 years, this will make more sense.

Today, Glen Stoll, Bruce Craig (both managers of our ministry) and I went to the Escambia County Commissioners offices to try to talk with them about resolving the conflict peacefully. All five commissioners were gone, as well as most secretaries but the two that were there told us that the county attorney, Janet Landers had instructed them to not talk with us, we could only talk with her about the case. Janet Landers was in a meeting at the time so… we went up to her office to ask her secretary when we could get an appointment.

As we were talking with her an extremely irate woman came out of a room down the hall and said, (very loudly) “You need to get out of this building immediately!” I was shocked, stunned and surprised at this outburst so I looked around to see who she was talking to. When she repeated it I said, “Are you talking to us?” She said, “Yes, you must leave this building now or I will call security.” I said, “What for? We are not causing any problems. We just came to make an appointment with Janet Landers.” She said, “I am Janet Landers and I am ordering you to leave this building!” I said, “Ma’am, I believe this is a public building and we just came to talk with you. What have we done wrong?” As she came over menacingly and held the door open I thought she was going to push us outside. I had never met her before and my first impression will take a while to overcome!

Understanding that Proverbs 22:24 “Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:” probably applies to women also, I felt led of the Lord to leave. We went downstairs to get the county charter only to discover that Escambia County does not have a charter-so what exactly is their legal right to exist based on? As we were asking the clerk a few questions I noticed two Escambia County Deputies walking in the door at the end of the hall like they were looking for someone. As I was walking out to drive home for my radio program, one of the secretaries from upstairs came franticly running up to the police officers and said, “They are over there!” Pointing at the room we were in. I waved and said, “It’s OK ma’am, we are not hurting anybody.”

Imagine! Being arrested for trespassing in a public building for just asking questions! What a strange county. None of us were arrested but it felt like the Soviet Union for a few tense moments there.
As I drove back and even now, seven hours later, I cannot figure out what would trigger such a violent reaction from Janet Landers. The county started this battle against the Church five years ago. We have tried to be nice in every way possible. (Romans 12:18) We dropped all law suits against them, met with them several times, sent lots of letters and invited them out to inspect many times, yet the situation seems to be worse not better.

Here are my thoughts so far.

1. The county is hiding something they don’t want uncovered. Four of the last five commissioners were arrested (on non-related issues) several months after they voted to persecute us. (This new group of commissioners and lawyers going after us need to read Ps. 105:15 quickly!)

2. Someone in high places in the county hates God’s Kingdom on earth. (nothing new there!)

3. They fear we will sue them for all the countless violations they have committed like: A. none of them having an oath of office as required by law when they started attacking our Church and the law saying they cannot get paid until they have this oath on file. (Imagine if they all had to pay back everything they have gotten from the county for all those years!) See US Constitution- Article 6 Clause 3 and Florida State Constitution, Article 2 SECTION 5.b and Florida Statute 876.05 (2) “Said oath shall be filed with the records of the governing official or employing governmental agency prior to the approval of any voucher for the payment of salary, expenses, or other compensation.” 876.06-9 show the nasty things that should be done to the ones who took the money (and the ones who paid it out) for this one! Or B. them not having the proper parties served when the buildings were ordered closed by force or C. or D. or E … We have quite a list to call upon if need be.

4. Maybe they are worried that the courts farther up the food chain (outside this county or state) will not be part of their “good ol boys club” and decide to clean up the cesspool we seem to have stepped in.

We don’t want to fight these people. We want to build God’s Kingdom by winning souls and influencing them to live for Him. All the kingdoms of this world (including the little Escambia County kingdom) will be carried away like chaff one day (see Daniel 2:35) when Christ sets up His Kingdom. That’s the one I want to work for!

Please pray that they will leave us alone, reverse their orders, drop their charges, pay the damages they have caused, hook up our utilities and come visit the greatest creation ministry on earth (in our humble, unbiased opinion). Based on what I saw today I would say the Lord is working on them!

There is an open to the public meeting of the commissioners every 1st and 3rd Thursday from 4:30- ???. Anyone can speak their mind. Please attend this week if you can and show your support for the Lord’s work and please, keep praying for God to work on these people. They need to be getting thousands of calls, letters and emails from God fearing people. Read Esther 4:4. (I just noticed today’s date is 4-4!) And above all, pray for God to get their attention!
More later.

Kent

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