But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Jacksonville, FL (WD) - Watchdog Press has learned megachurch pastors in Jacksonville, Florida will hold Thursday what they are calling a "tithing vigil" to prompt the Lord Jesus Christ to steer Hurricane Irma away from Jacksonville."I have known for some time that the terrible rate of tithing...

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Sunday, 20 August 2017 10:52

Why Would a Megachurch Experience Decline?

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I was pondering an interesting question today after seeing a megachurch pastor preach about reasons a church experiences decline.What would cause a once flourishing, growing, powerful mega church begin to experience a steady decline in attendance, baptisms, financial support, and influence in its...

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In the next installment of the best of the FBC Jax Watchdog, I am posting an updated and revised article from 2011 on Modern Day Circuit Riders. Nothing has changed since this article first posted - preachers double-dipping by recycling their sermons on the preaching circuit. Another method to...

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imageWashington, DC (WD Press) - Sources inside the the National Security Agency (NSA) have contacted WD Press to leak information about what may be the first wiretapped "calls of God" to a Southern Baptist mega church pastor to change churches.According to the NSA and the the Department of Homeland...

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The next installment of the "Best of FBC Jax Watchdog" is a must see for all SBC church members. If you wonder why so many SBC pastors are pompous jackasses in the pulpit strutting around and popping off with phony doctrines to manipulate the sheep, your answer is right here.
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From the 2011 Watchdog archives, below is an article commenting on "church planters".I still wince when I hear full-time ministers discuss THEIR profession as being "in the ministry", while everyone else holds "secular" jobs.Not saying that the job of minister or pastor is a piece of cake, but...

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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 14:37

Get Ready for the Best of the FBC Jax Watchdog

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Hi Readers - in between my attempts at satire, I will be publishing some of the best and eternally relevant (in my humble, but correct, opinion) blog posts over the past 10 years. There is a lot to choose from - nearly 900 blog posts. As I peruse these older posts, I'm shocked at some of the...

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imageTimmonsville, SC (WD) - Sources close to Perry Noble say he is only days away from announcing the location of his new church - the Church of Universal Life at Timmonsville (CULT) - a little more than one year after being dismissed as senior pastor at the church he founded, Newspring Church based in...

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Williamstown, KY (WD) - The Ark Encounter evangelical Christian theme park has announced this week their plans for a new "Eeyore the Talking Donkey" exhibit - based after the historical Old Testament story of Balaam's talking donkey documented in Numbers 22:21-29."Eyore is one of the most beloved...

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On Facebook recently some of my friends were discussing the definition of "fundamentalism" and "legalism". I use the term "fundamentalist" quite frequently, mostly in terms of defining what I am no longer, but used to be some 10 years ago and earlier.Rather than giving a definition of religious...

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Hi Readers, here is another article from the archives. Church members, during this season of tithing sermons and capital campaigns, be on the lookout for shakedown artists in he pulpit. Maybe this article will help you spot the charlatans and their gimmicks.
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Readers: I am going to be posting some previous Watchdog posts that might prove helpful during the coming days when pastors will be ramping up their fund raising tactics.Enjoy!
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“How can you trust God with your salvation, if you can’t trust him with your finances?”
Another tool of...

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Well, it happened. As much as  you thought it couldn't happen, your beloved daughter married a man that you can't stand. She had dated another man for quite a long time, and you were sure, almost 100% positive she would pick THAT guy - the "right" guy, in your eyes. Instead, she started dating...

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Thursday, 13 April 2017 12:08

God Squads Coming to a Mega Church Near You!

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imageI was quite surprised to hear this week that a Birmingham, Alamaba mega church is close to getting their own police force!But this makes perfect sense - the pastor of this church and his deacons/board members should be congratulated for coming up with the best idea in modern evangelicalism in...

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"Bishop" Eddie Long, the pastor of the Atlanta megachurch New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, has died. It seems Eddie died after a brief fight with an aggressive cancer.Most of the national media reports of his death include mention of the 2010 scandal involving the four young men who claimed the...

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Watchdog has received numerous emails and texts from friends expressing their concern for myself and my family as we brace for the impacts of Hurricane Matthew. Thank you, friends, for your concerns and well-wishes. As our governor has said over and over, we are preparing for the worst, hoping for...

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Ted Cruz's victory in the Iowa Republican caucuses proves once and for all that devout Christians who have the brains to know that storehouse tithing is a bunch of baloney - are NOT cursed!
Cruz received the largest number of caucus votes in the history of Iowa politics, and he did it by not giving...

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Did you know Thom Rainer, the CEO of Lifeway, will "mentor" your pastor for only $249.97 a month? It is true. At the website www.churchanswers.com, your pastor can use his church credit card to select one of three different mentoring options. See the three options below.
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Below are 20 ways pastors become domineering bullies in their churches. This comes from Chris Rosebrough, here. Kudos to Chris, he has really nailed it. Those who have left the modern-day evangelical megachurch with their rock-star pastors who earn big bucks with families on staff, who have a...

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Poor Ted Cruz. He has done his best to pander to the devoutly religious conservative Christians this political season, but he forgot about one of the litmus tests used by the religious to determine if you really do love God: are you giving 10% of your gross income to the lovely Lord Jesus (at your...

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Looks like more trouble for Bill Gothard.  But at least he believes all the Bible and doesn't pick and choose which parts to believe.  And he doesn't "attack" God's man.  So these charges against him by women shouldn't be an issue for his followers.  Get some "Christian...

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Monday, 14 December 2015 00:18

Faith in Christ - Merry Christmas

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I heard a preacher say"Even if God did nothing more for you then create this world, and send his son to die for your sins, that ought to be enough for you to praise him, to worship him and to serve him. Amen?"  
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I thought about that. Then I thought about it some more.  Then I realized...

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For those of you who are curious about why the transition of this blog from focusing on stomping, angry, charlatan millionaires who have hijacked the Christian faith, to being more of a focus on the laymen and pew sitters that empower them, Ken Ham gives a great illustration of what many...

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As we come to Christmas, I have to admit it is my favorite time of year.  But like our faith and religious preferences, do we love this time of year because of what Christmas really means, or merely because of what we believe about Christmas?  Are our myths and legends and traditions more...

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Let me be clear. No one lives forever. No one has eternal life. Period.  Let that sink in.Is there any statement more obvious, and less subject to argumentation than that one? How do I know? The same way every other human that ever lived knows. Everyone dies.  Now, let the...

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