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“Vacate the Premises!”

Lou Coleman

Lou Coleman

By Lou Coleman

I want you to know that, that is the explicit meaning of the words of Jesus in [Matthew 7:21-23] “…Depart from me, ye workers of iniquity  I tell you multitude of people who expect to go to Heaven will go to Hell. Thousands of “good” people, “moral” people, church members, teachers, prophets, apostles, priests and preachers will find themselves lost when they expected to be saved; condemned when they expected approval; cast out of Heaven when they expected to be received into eternal bliss. They are professors without possession. They are church members, perhaps, but not Christians. They are reformed but not reborn. They have lamps but no oil. For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. Dangerous Deception!  Then the Lord said to me, “The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries and the delusions of their own minds.” [Jeremiah 14:14] [Matthew 24:24]. This is precisely the nature of deception Paul referred to in [2Cor. 11:13-15] “You put up with it easily enough. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness.”  I tell you their end will be what their actions deserve.

Take Heed…. Do not be deceived… Spend time studying God’s Word; know and understand what it says. Remember what God said in [Hosea 4:6] “My people perish for lack of knowledge. That’s why [Proverbs 4:5] encourages us to, “Get wisdom and get understanding… for we cannot rely on just listening to sermons and teachings from Bible teachers and pastors.  We must let the Scriptures speak to us directly; and the only way to do that is to study them for ourselves. Listen don’t take my word for anything… don’t believe anything I say… “Test everything.” Check it out for yourself and see if it aligns with what the Bible teaches [1John 4:1] [1Thess 5:19-22] because as Jesus drew near to the end of the Sermon on the Mount, He took the time to remind us of the seriousness of our salvation. He wanted all who heard Him to be sure that they were genuinely converted. See the Bible clearly warns that in the last days strange doctrines will come forth – introducing another Jesus, another Spirit, another Gospel [Matt. 24:4-5] [2 Tim. 3:1-5] [1Thess 2:9-10]. Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves [Matt 7:15].

It is my prayer that you will allow the Spirit of God to speak to your hearts today. It may be that there is some reading this that has never been truly saved. Perhaps this is the day when you will meet Jesus as your Savior. Maybe there are those who think they are saved, but in truth, you’re not. I am praying that God will speak to your heart today! Perhaps there are those who know you have never been converted. There is no better time than right now to get that taken care of….  If what you believe to be true turned out not to be true, wouldn’t you like to know about it?  Do Not Be Deceived… Give all you have to get true knowledge.



Pepperdine University Black Alumni Council (Bac) Presents The 3rd Annual “Sound Investment Benefit Concert”

Mark Allen Felton

Mark Allen Felton

LONG BEACH, CA- The Pepperdine University Black Alumni Council (BAC) will host the 3rd annual “BAC SOUND INVESTMENT BENEFIT CONCERT” scholarship concert on Saturday, October 3.  The event will take place at the Hotel Maya in Long Beach (700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach, CA) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The goal of the event is to raise scholarship funds for African American students at the five schools of Pepperdine University.

The benefit concert will be headlined by the multi-faceted and award-winning saxophonist Mark Allen Felton. A Chicago native, Felton began paving his musical pathway at the tender age of 11. He was inspired by such great artists as Grover Washington, Jr. and Earth, Wind and Fire, and continued honing his talent throughout high school and college. Felton has written several hundreds of songs including the theme song for the nationally syndicated radio show Radioscope. His musical career has spanned more than 20 years – playing around the country and throughout the world, including Japan, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Felton has shared the stage with many accomplished artists including: Al Jarreau, Oleta Adams, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Kenny G., Kirk Whalum, Dave Koz, Billy Preston, Marcus Miller, Lalah Hathaway, and Jeffrey Osbourne, to name a few.

Groove Theory

Groove Theory

Entertainment will also include performances by jazz band The Groove Alliance (TGA), featuring Sheri Whitten (lead vocals); Fleming Robinson (lead vocals and guitar); Robert “B-Bow” Abraham (drums and vocals); Reginald Varnado (keyboard and vocals); Martineau “Mott” Perkins (saxophone and vocals); and Ollie Elder, Jr. (bass). TGA was formed in 2001 by bassist Ollie Elder, Jr., as “Base Six.” His vision for the band was to perform instrumental smooth jazz using the saxophone, piano, and bass as lead voices. Responding to demands of Rhythm and Blues (R&B) dance tunes, the band recruited songbird Sheri Whitten and became known as TGA. To date the band delivers high quality R&B music. Their sound is a combination of jazz, pop, and reggae.

In addition to enjoying the awesome sounds of Felton and TGA, attendees will have the opportunity to dance, mix and mingle, while supporting a great cause.  Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the event website at http://bit.ly/2015soundinvestment


‘Our Children Sing’

Naimah S. Allen

Naimah S. Allen

By Deborah Ealy

‘Our Children Sing’ is an annual program held in San Bernardino, CA on or around September 11th of each year. This event was founded by the late Alice F. Page, community leader, entrepreneur, and “peace major,” in September 2002.   The “Our Children Sing’ program allows a venue for many of the talented youth in our schools, churches, and gang-riddled communities to come together in peace to celebrate one another without the fear of violence. In this world of grown-up wars, national rivalries, and teen and young adult gang violence, Alice believed that we should start our peace outreach by reaching out to our children while they are still young and impressionable and teach them how to work, play, fellowship, perform, and communicate with one another without resorting to violence.

After the devastating events of 9/11, Alice felt that she could no longer sit idly by without doing something, anything, to help in the fight against violence and in the push towards peace.  She began her fight by reaching out to numerous public officials and people of influence in the city and state in an effort to bring about a National Day of Peace which would be observed annually on September 11;  just one day of peace when there would be no guns, no violence, and no fighting.

Alice worked tirelessly to bring about peace and non-violence one step at a time, starting here in her own backyard. She measured her own success not by her own wealth or comfort, but by the lives she touched on a daily basis.  Like the heroes of 911 she knew that she needed to do something to make the world a better place.  She chose to put her words, her beliefs, her dreams into action and stepped forward with a plan to promote peace.

The ‘Our Children Sing’ program is coordinated by Vicki Lee, Homeless Liaison for San Bernardino City Unified School District. The event will be held at Norman F. Feldhym Library, 555 West 6th Street in San Bernardino on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at 3 p.m. The recipient of The Alice F. Page Award will be Beverly Earl  from Catholic Charities,  and special recognition will be given to The late Frances Montano from Ballet Folklorico who was faithful until she passed away.

This year’s  participants include James Ramos supervisor 3rd District, Fajamora Fox, , Naimah S. Allen,  Kya Gary, Pacific Cultural Club, Malichi Compton, Gloria Chavez and The Ballet Forklorico Cultural Group; New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Children’s Choir Cathedral of Praise International Ministries Dance Team; Arroyo Valley High school Marching Hawks, and San Bernardino High School  Air Force Junior ROTC. They are not performing just to showcase their talents. They are not just dancing because their parents or friends are watching. They will not be just supporting another community event. No: they dance, they perform, they sing for peace.