Thursday, August 14, 2014

Remnant Network - 4

Kopp Disclosure
(John 3:19-21)



    Along with three other seminarians - we'll call 'em Chris, Paul, and Roger because that's their names - back in the mid 70s in Baltimore, Maryland on the fifth floor of the Hilton Hotel during a big franchise pow-wow aka GA, I sat at the proverbial feet of one of the few great presidents of PTS in recent history as he barked between puffs on his Churchill, "I don't care what you do, boys, but do something for Christ's sake."

    Dylan: "There are those who worship loneliness.  I'm not one of them.  In this age of fiberglass, I'm looking for a gem!"

    Shining/salting for Jesus by the book!

    Not, quoting Dylan again, "errand boys for the wandering desires" of pewsitters/pulpiteers and other ecclesiastical bureaucrats, babysitters, politicians, posers, and ministerial maintenance types conspiring against remnant in an Ephesians 4:14, 2 Timothy 4:3-4, and Jude 4 kinda way.

    God knows there are too many fainthearts in the mainline gone sideline who go with the increasingly polluted flow...down the toilet of pastoral/prophetic irrelevancy...


    Another mentor, now long-retired from a big bravehearted Cincinnati church and years of leading a remnant crusade against porn, seemed kinda stunned if not appalled that I would ask him about a year after ordination/installation or less than two years after the chastening on the fifth floor of Baltimore's Hilton Hotel, "So what should churches being doing these days?"

    Answer: "If you want to know what churches should be doing, just open the Bible and do what Jesus and those who loved Jesus did."

    Advice: "Churches that are alive and growing in the Lord try about ten new things every year with about six failing efforts."

    JIM: "I don't care what you do, boys, but do something for Christ's sake."



    Do you really have to have a bunch of meetings to declare you are a part of the remnant praying and trying to honor Jesus by the book?


    Manage the resources entrusted to you by the saints in ways that honor Jesus by the book.

    Do you really think those faithful folks in your pews want you to use their tithes and offerings to enable plans, programs, and pontifications antithetical to Jesus by the book?

    Network with those who are remaining faithfully and exiting faithfully regardless of franchise as long as you're bonded by love for Jesus by the book.

    Sorry, but denominational jingoism is as alien to Jesus by the book as the pseudo-spirituality of the apostates among us.

    If someone has to spend too much time trying to explain what you're/we're supposed to do, you're/we're either fainthearted or as ignorant/illiterate/phony as those who insult His holiness by advocating/accommodating apostasies informed by everyone/anyone and everything/anything apart from Jesus by the book.



    Belvidere, Illinois.

    August 17, 2014.

    5:00 p.m.

    Community Building

    "Community-wide Back-to-School Non-Denominational Worship Service"

    Encouraging and praying for students, teachers, parents, and administrators.

    Sending a message: "Return to God and God will restore your nation, churches, schools, marriages, families, market, lives, and..."

    Sponsored by about 40 local churches who know God must be returned to our schools before it's too late.

    Revelation 2:1-7.



    People ask about the plastic black wristband/bracelet that I've been wearing since urging remnant.


    1. Grieving the decline of America because it is distancing itself from God with dark intentions/inspirations.

    2. Grieving the faintheartedness/infidelities/apostasies of too many American churches evidenced by their lack of witness to Jesus by the book.

    Again, Revelation 2:1-7.



    Already declared remnant churches will not pay for and participate in the apostasies of their franchises.

    That includes no longer forwarding voluntary per capita apportionments to enablers of apostasies or putting special/traditional offering envelopes in bulletins/newsletters.

    Instead, personal checks will be sent to faithful franchise employees and all special/traditional offerings will be vetted to insure the $ will honor Jesus by the book.

    Again, Revelation 2:1-7.



    The clerk of session on the corner of Lincoln and Main will be speaking live about remnant on 9/14 via

    Just click it on at 10:00 a.m. and wait for the message.

    He'll also be quoting from Dr. Griffin's Firestorms of Revival that is the best book on, uh, the history and recipe for revival that I know.

    Again, Revelation 2:1-7.



    While looking at the character/courage of remnant predecessors/models in Exodus 1:8-22 in the message on 8/17, I will also reference Paul E. Swedlund who is one of my continuing inspirations/models for remaining faithfully.

    You can listen in by clicking on at 10:00 a.m.

    Again, Revelation 2:1-7.


    Despite what I wrote on pages 96ff. in the non-best-selling I Just Wanna Ride, one of the great ironies of my life is buying helmets to fight the elements; as in hard rain and riding around Chicago or St. Paul.

    Well, while descending during our trek along Beartooth Highway (Route 212) a few weeks ago, I realized my helmet wasn't up to it - intense fog and harder rain.

    So I began researching about helmets that would be up to it; and found one for $250.

    When I invited someone close to me who's always bantering and moaning about me wearing one to help with the cost, she/he hesitated then changed the subject.

    Reminds me of those bravehearts in private who are fainthearts when the rubber hits the road.  They don't have the spiritual somethings to pray and pursue what is right beyond vocational securities, perks, popularities, and nicer stuff fixed in time.  Obviously, they have not read red letters like Matthew 6:24; 7:13, 21-23; 16:24-28...

    Those praying and trying to remnant have/are.

    Again, Revelation 2:1-7.


Blessings and Love!


Peder Carlson said...

I like what you are doing, but I don't like the designation "remnant". We are not what is "left", but we stand together for what is "right". As it is often said, "With God, a majority is one." See David and Goliath or Gideon and the Midianites or Matthew 16:9-10. The less we have, the more God can do. Peder. d.v.

Dr. Robert R. Kopp said...

Mon ami, I really, really, really praise the Lord for your consistently courageous witness; noted again at the special presbytery meeting when you called out the eisegetical filibuster of the wolf in sheep's clothing.