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From Bro. Clouds Mailbox - Jan. 2013
From time to time, I publish some of the goodies from my interesting mailbox, and many people have told me that they enjoy reading these things.

THEY LIKE THE PREACHING

“Where are these people??? [‘
Church Members Trying to Warn Sleeping Pastors, Jan. 9, 2013] I'd LOVE to have them in our congregation! We have been praying for such folks for 10 years. May God give us more like them!  Thank you for the article!”

“I just wanted to write and thank you for all of the free resources that you have made available on this issue. That alone demonstrates that your motive is truly to have a warning ministry to the churches and pastors that will listen. You are not producing these materials for the profit they will bring to your ministry, but rather sharing them freely, even though they cost a great expense to produce. I pray that more pastors and churches will wake up and hear the alarm being sounded. I was turned off of this slippery slope after reading your book ‘Contemporary Christian Music in the Spotlight’ back in 2001. Thanks again for your excellent research. I have used so many of your materials in teaching and they are a blessing to the congregation, but especially to me.”

“I have read your work over the years with a prejudice against you as a heretic because you were not a ‘true’ baptist. I was a landmark missionary baptist pastor. Of course, independent baptist churches are seen as not true churches, not in the bride etc. Last year I resigned as pastor and cut all ties with those churches. It was a long tough battle with my pride to say I was duped. Thanks for your website.”

“This is the first time I have ever written to you, although I have purchased a couple of your books. My  thanks are long overdue. Quite a few years ago, I was a member of a church that was very good in many ways, but had some weaknesses. For years, I took refuge in the fact that there is no perfect church, and tried to bury my confusion. In time, however, the Lord forced me to deal with the problem. During that time, a friend of mine showed me some of the material from your website. It was surprising to learn how many other churches had the same problems, and very reassuring to see those problems addressed with scripture. Eventually, God led me and my family to a healthier, more scriptural church.
Another way I owe you thanks is for your treatment of ‘easy prayerism.’ For a long time I pushed myself to practice so-called soul-winning, with the objective of evoking ‘the sinner’s prayer.’ ... It took many years for me to slowly admit something was very wrong, and even more years to come to the conclusion that to accomplish anything at all for God – not just leading a person to Christ – requires his grace and a surrendered life. I could go on, but what prompted me to write was that I recently purchased your book ‘
Sowing and Reaping: A Course in Evangelism,’ and have just started reading it. It is helping me. I’ll leave it at that. I am very, very grateful for your ministry.”

“I am originally from Seoul, South Korea. I've been in and out the presbyterian church from a very early age (age 6) but never knew the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal savior. By the grace of our Lord, I just got saved last month. So, I am a very very young Christian. Your teachings and all the free ebooks, videos, and hundreds of articles on the website have been and will be the beyond great help for my personal bible study. I thank God for your ministry greatly.”

“Words cannot express my appreciation for the material you have provided through the Way of Life ministry. In these deceptive days, God's people need solid teaching from the Bible as never before. Thank you for being one of the few remaining preachers/teachers who unashamedly proclaim, ‘Thus saith the Lord.’”

“Thank you for the info. I just started reading
The Two Jacks. May the Lord bless you for your boldness towards the truth and exposing these men for what and who they are.”

“I am indeed grateful for your recent article and message regarding what will be illegal if homosexuality is made legal in America. We certainly are living in serious days! Your Biblical stand for our Lord is an encouragement to my heart in a day when multitudes desire to silence the believer in Christ. May the Lord wonderfully bless and use you in these last days.”

“You have outdone yourself on this article [‘
What Will Be Illegal When Homosexuality Is Legal’]. The extent of your case exhibits is unbelievable. My pastor thinks your are a really special Christian. He told me that he doesn't know when you sleep as evidence by the large amount of material you produce. God Bless You Richly!”


“Just a silly comment...you must type 500 words a minute to write all you do. You might type faster than I can think...yikes.”

“I have purchased ‘
Sowing and Reaping: A Course in Evangelism’ for new Bible studies I am running. They are excellent and a tremendous help for soul winning and teaching the true gospel of Christ. Outstanding material and highly recommend for everyone; we all need to understand the gospel better! It is always applicable and enables everyone to hear and understand true Biblical salvation. The book has an excellent layout, content, verse selection, and questions. We use it over and over. I even carry it with me whenever I can. Thank you so much!”

“I just want to say I appreciate your ministry. It is obvious God has raised you up as a voice of warning in our day. I appreciate the influence you have in our church. I have the
O Timothy magazines at the back of our church and we are doubling the order we now subscribe to. It helps when the church and visitors can come and have reinforced literature to back up what I am trying to preach to our congregation.”

“The Lord's been giving us a number of new families and visitors since the beginning of this year. We are working on having them settle in, take up membership and in some cases, there are those who are not saved yet. ... one of them (born in India) left his charismatic church after reading and studying from articles published on the Way of Life website and found us on the church directory.”

“I have received your articles for several years and have enjoyed them very much. Thanks so much for your stand for the Fundamental's of the Faith. Tell it like it is my brother.”

“I am sixty nine years old and played Rock and Roll music and Country and Western ‘Honkey-Tonk’ music most of my teen years and adult life, until I heard the Gospel and received Jesus Christ as my Savior ‘and’ The Lord of My Life, on September 15th, 2005. Since that time I have absorbed myself in the Divinely Inspired (verbally Spoken) word of God. Even after I was saved, I still had sympathetic feelings for the ‘Old Time Rock and Roll’ which I played in my teen and early adult life. UNTIL, I read your article today in FBIS News Service [‘
Rock and Roll and Mysticism’]. It made me realize that the False Prophet of Revelation is very much alive and well, and active as the Spirit of Rock & Roll Music in ALL of it's forms and styles from the ‘mid-50's’ up to and including what we read and hear about in today's culture.
Now I can say that after reading your message today, I will by the Grace of God, NO LONGER entertain any sympathy for Rock & Roll music. Thank you and may God bless you and ALL you do to expose sin in every form.”

“Thank you so much for making '
Friday Church News Notes' available online to those of us who want to know the truth about what is true in today's 'Christendom' so called!!! Your timely and factual expose of Christian current events is certainly welcomed as we do not hear these truths from the pulpit and/or in other fundamental Christian publications and/or websites.”

“I just wanted to say thank you for your balanced and wonderfully articulated response in your article [‘
Should Homosexuals Be Put to Death?”]. ... I applaud your integrity, your love and compassion, your openness and concern for the clear meaning of Scripture and  your committed pattern of personal study, research and emphasis on evangelism.”

“I have appreciated your ministry for many years now, especially the news service. I copy most of the articles and include them in our church bulletin. Our bulletins are mailed bi-weekly into some 23 states, to pastors, teachers, and pew-sitters. Many have stated their appreciation for the material. A few have stated that the material doesn’t die with them; they pass it along to others. Only eternity will show the results.” 

“I want to thank you for the articles that you have written on your website. I had been having discussions with my colleague who seems to fit in with the new evangelicals as was written in one of your articles. I was greatly helped and encouraged by what you wrote, and hope to prepare sufficiently to reply my colleague on the questions he had.”


“Thank you so very much for continuing to put out such great material ...for the hard work that goes into everything you do ... for the sacrifices (monetarily & physically) to provide such great volumes of information and research at such a reasonable price (& so much it for free). THANK YOU FOR CONTINUING TO WARN in the face of criticism (mostly from our own ranks). I was saved under this ministry on August 1, 2008, after listening to some of the
sermons available on SermonAudio.com dealing with repentance and quick prayerism. Thank you again and please ...stay the course.”

“I have attempted to purchase as much of your materials as I can afford and have used them and showed them to our folks in the church that I Pastor. I have been met with grumblings but those grumblings have softened up the more that we use the Bible to show the points that are being made, which you do I think very effectively. In our Sunday school adult class, the adults have come to recognize godly teaching rather than just running down to the so-called Christian store and getting something that somebody has put together. ... Five to six years ago I came across your ministry, maybe longer. I have to say this is the best, THE VERY BEST, help and encouragement that I have had, besides my Pastor. Thank you very much and know that you are producing fruit that may abound.”

“My thought is that balance is the responsibility of the recipient. I would challenge you to keep posting with the same vigor as before, whatever the Lord lays on your heart. These news service bulletins are a great help to me personally.”

“Excellent article (‘
Silence vs. the Silence’). I grew up ‘nominally catholic’ and this article was from the Lord for me. There are deceiving spirits all around ‘floating’ in the air just waiting to deceive who they may. Without the Bible alone as our means of knowing God, we will fall. That is why so many previously faithful pastors have fallen, due to not holding to Scripture alone.”

“Thank you for the wonderful information which you send out to us less informed preachers. Today's notes are ever so timely.”

“I recently gave a
WoL Bible Encyclopedia to a 19-year-old man who was saved in July. He couldn't get over it, and said it is the best book he has ever read. It has been a big, big help to him in his spiritual growth.”

“First I want to thank you for the most recent article about Christians and the election. I am very convicted about wasting my time on Tea Party/conservative websites, and not praying fervently and faithfully.”

“Thank you for your ministry! I’m sure you get a lot of hate mail, but just so you know, I am one of those pastors who benefits by your ministry.  ... I especially appreciate your
Friday Church News.  Ecumenism and Contemporary worship seems to continually knock at our doors and as you have made clear, Satan’s devices are extremely subtle.  Please do not soften your stands, and please do not quit your ministry!  I don’t know how you do it without getting discouraged by the landslide – but even as I send this email I will pray for you.”

“Brother, I appreciate your clear & concise instruction from the Word of God. Your being constant in season & out of season is appreciated by me. I want to encourage you to continue in the mark of the high calling of Jesus Christ. There are many of us who read you every day, & look forward to your encouragement & instruction from the Bible.”

“Can't thank you  enough for the education and helps in regard to all this apostasy in Christian circles. The concise info and updates have helped me more to defend the faith than anything from anyone. I played the ‘
Foreign Spirit of Contemporary Music’ dvd a month ago. I intend to continue with the other programs also. As you know, it is a fight to stop this spirit from infecting our churches. God bless and prayers.”

“Your strict, clear, compassionate devotion to the Word of God and the Lord Jesus Christ has been a benchmark for my Christian growth and standard for living and uncompromising sound doctrine. God richly bless you Brother Cloud; and I thank the Lord for His work in you and your charity toward others. Amen and amen.”

“We are grateful to have discovered your ministry, Brother Cloud, and have accessed just about all of your sermons in the past month, even listening to several of them twice. Deeply appreciate the articles posted on your site, too.”

“Many thanks to Bro Cloud and team for the outstanding quality of content of the Way of Life web-site! I have been a subscriber for over a decade and have benefited greatly from the sound, solid and biblical observations and presentations. This relationship has proved to be both educational and informative, offering great  encouragement to my personal growth in grace. Long may this be the case! My thanks to you all once again. England”

“Just finished reading your book
Dressing For the Lord. Tremendous work! I appreciate your hard work and research on this topic. This book should be in every Preacher's library and read often. I will definitely use this book as a reference in my ministry and family.”

“This is a wonderful ministry which helps 'sensible' Christians figure out what is ‘white’ and what is ‘black’ in this ‘all-gray’ modern Christianity. Praise the LORD for Way of Life and those involved. Keep close to the LORD and keep speaking the truth like you are already doing. Us other Christians who don't have the time to investigate all these issues in detail need to get updated and warned. God bless you and your ministry in 2013.”

“Thank you very much for your publication online! Concerning those who criticize you for ‘spending more time before the computer than soul winning’ (which you proved to be a slander in
Friday News for Dec. 14) I will say that I really appreciate your articles and I find them helpful spiritually and I also find them challenging. Plus I do get plenty of sermon material out of them too! So please keep them coming my way.  God bless you.”
“I am praising the Lord for men like you, that I get to read about even though we've never met (but the one occasion several years ago but we never talked), but I value getting to know you and your writings and how God has used you.”

“I wanted to also just write you a letter of thanks because the book ‘Keeping the Kids’ and the associated DVD have helped in that we were able to have a 6 week training focus in the spring time of 2012. This has helped intensely in providing information to parents on leading our children in a Biblical way.  ... But without a doubt, the teachings you have diligently provided and the warnings are clear and very helpful. Thank you again. Lastly, I wanted to continue to encourage you on your ministry for our Lord. The
Way of Life ministries has so many wonderful teachings.  It is so rich in the abundance of material that help to sharpen the brethren. 
Some examples that I personally have appreciated:  Unholy Hands on God's Holy Book (this has been a great resource in my view of the text of the scripture to choose), Seventh Day Adventism (I have friends who are Seventh Day Adventists' and I have not approached them just yet because I am still reading through the tenets you outlined in this book, but this has been helpful in framing questions), and so many others I have downloaded but have not yet had a chance to read. You have truly taken on the teaching in Acts 20:28: Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.”

“Thanks for your ministry. It has been helpful to us in a number of ways. I am using the
Advanced Bible Studies Series to help train a new missionary with us.”

“Thank you for all the hard work you do for the Lord. I appreciate all the materials and sermons you have made available online over the years. I have been receiving your daily FBIS emails for years and they have been a blessing to me and helped me in my Christian growth.”

“I really appreciate your ministry and all the work you put into your studies and the books, courses and weekly news articles. My wife and I along with some other people from church are currently going thru the 1 year discipleship course and are finding it a great help. I appreciated your article on Christmas, I find it is a easier time of year to talk to people about the gospel.”

“I want you to know that the labor you invest in research and publishing comes as a great personal benefit to me and to those who I influence. May God give you the continued grace and courage to keep up the good work.”

“The greatest lesson I have learned in my transition out of the SBC, and affiliation with Independent churches is this: The walls of Biblical separation are for OUR protection as much as anything. When the bricks begin to come down, one by one, the enemy has a breach through which he can enter. And enter he will. I thank you for your website. It has been a tremendous teacher for me since I stumbled upon it a few years ago. I thought it was harsh at first until my understanding grew.”

“I just wanted to say thank you for all the books you have written and your warning ministry. My husband and I have several of your books and they have been a great help and encouragement to us. As we see Christians around us lowering their standards, we, more than ever, want to stand for the Lord. I also wanted to share with you that about 4 years ago, I had gone away from the Lord, and through the chastening of the Lord I turned back to him about 6 months later. Your book ‘Dressing for The Lord’ really helped me, and also your book ‘Things Hard To Be Understood.’”

“Just a quick note to thank you for your faithfulness. Keep up the good work. Only eternity will tell the good that has been done through your ministry. Keep on keeping on.”

UNLESS I AM MISTAKEN, THESE DON’T LIKE THE PREACHING

“You are clearly in favour of the dictate in Leviticus that homosexuals be put to death and if you and your ilk were in control you would affect that into law. You are a very dangerous and evil man. Society can ill afford to have your religious fundamentalist poison gain a position of power as it did in medieval Europe and as it does now in the depraved theocracies of the Islamic countries. I am looking towards the day that your dangerous world view is a distant relic of a humanity that has matured both spiritually and intellectually. I may not live to see that day but that day is surely coming.”

You, thinking you are without sin, throw the first stone. But wait, you have already done so. Who are you and your organization to judge ANY heart that is after God's own heart? You will be quite surprised before our Lord in his heaven one day, indeed. You are sad, and weak, and in fact not encouraging any to want to know God.  Instead you appear to be the self appointed judge of all Christian musicians. There are many, and deeply blessed by God. So you must be extremely busy as their, our judge.”

“Wow, so you are teaching ‘rote upon rote and line upon line’ instead of Jesus. I can only imagine the chains of legalism and law that must bind you personally but. I am sure like many of us you strive to put on your veil of Moses everyday. I find that sad. All the proof I needed was to read your comments regarding Steve McVey, a man like all of us who is not perfect but is offering God's best in order to bring people into daily Christ living. ... Men like you read pinnacles of New Testament truth like Romans 4:4-5 and then you go searching through Scripture to try and ‘counter-attack’ and cancel out Scripture with Scripture because you refuse to lay down your self-righteousness, legalistic view of God!” [Note from Bro. Cloud: There is not a word of truth to this woman’s accusation. My sole hope and my sole life is Jesus Christ, and that is exactly what I preach, but the true grace of Christ always produces works. Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 2:12-15.]

“It would be well to inform you that the Catholic Church made the Bible and determined what books would go into the Bible. The Bible is a Catholic Document that was unfortunately, pillaged and plundered by the protestant community as a vestige from the Church. The Church is the Authentic Interpreter and Guardian of Scripture.”

“u are so unforgiving and unloving in what you say about kevin prosch. Wow. You are the reason people RUN from your version of christ. Judge not you silly silly man. Jesus is the one to judge; as for you you have a huge reckoning coming.”

“I think your article on Billy Graham is shameful. .......get a life and try to even get anywhere near what he has done in his.”

“Hi there i'm a Catholic and i think you should know extra ecclesiam nulla salus (outside the church there is no salvation).”

“I'm writing this email with respect and I'm speaking to you as my elder, of course. But I am GOING to be blunt, because when it comes to spiritual stuff like this, I don't sugarcoat, I speak my mind. WHY do you do what you do? What good is it doing in helping dying souls find Christ as their Saviour?I simply wanted to tell you that the [----] you're posting online about other churches isn't helping THEM and it isn't helping the DYING SOULS that are on their way to HELL get saved. All it does is point out YOUR little disagreement and gets your little group of followers to agree with you. That's what it's good for. It is not ‘warning’ or ‘concern’ like you say it is. It's simple gossip. It's hurting your fellow churches in christ and it's causing friction between brothers and sisters in Christ.”

“I am grieved at your continual harping against CCM, Paul Chappell, and Highland Park Baptist Church. It seems that you have some vendetta against them.”

“I grew up in this crazy culture of Fundamentalism, and thank God I left-- guess that puts me on the slippery slope too!!! What a great ride. Perhaps your mansion will be a little smaller though with such cloak-n-dagger arrogance. I believe you mean well, but boy your ignorance is betrayed in your copious amounts of writing. Such blatant misrepresentation of the Scripture and the body of Christ.”

FARTHER OUT

“I have a music project that you may like on Youtube. Just go to you tube and look up --------- Music and you will find it. It is straight from the Divine Scriptures by means of converting the Hebrew letters of scripture to numbers and then to musical notes creating a piece of music. It has wonderful healing effects and affects on creation. This music mimics that of the angels in heaven based on some effects I used. I believe it will have a place in heaven.”

“How dare you abuse the Mass? The very church that CHRIST established. Do you belong to a cult? Tell your pastor to lay his hands and drive out the demon in you.”

“I have looked at your website, and it is a wonderful example of modern day Pharisaism! You have completely gone with the letter, and missed the spirit, of God's teachings. Many of the things that you rail against, including the United Nations, are part of God's plan for making His Kingdom an inescapable reality on this earth. (‘On Earth, as it is in Heaven.’)  You have made God into something much smaller, and narrower, than the Great Loving Accepting Father of us All, that He is. Pray, and then Bless you.”

“Sounds like you guys are a real problem with your own masculinity; yap yap rant rant about homosexuality.”

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