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Pastor Al Davis is the host of LIVE WITH PASTOR AL, a live, call-in program Sundays at 11:00PM to 12:00AM & Fridays at 1:30PM to 2:00PM on AM 1220 WHKW The Word.



Pastor Al pastors the Bible Baptist Church in Richfield, Ohio. The Bible Baptist Church meets at 5171 Brecksville Road at the Richfield Holiday Inn Express.

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He is also the author of several ebooks, including:

From a background in biology and natural resource management, a stint in United States Air Force, church planting in the South Pacific, and pastoring in Northeast Ohio, Pastor Al brings an uncommon outlook and unique insights to his comments, discussions, and writings.


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Books I am currently reading:

(Please note, I read a number of books at a time---not counting my Bible reading. I endeavor to read about 10+ pages or a chapter of each at a time. Also, I generally do not take the time to list any fiction that I might read from time to time.)

Return of the God Hypothesis
Three Scientific Discoveries that Reveal the Mind Behind the Uiniverse
Stephen C. Meyer. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2021.
ISBN: 978-0-06-207150-7
ISBN: 978-0-06-308762-0 (ANZ)
Meyer uses logic, reason, and evidence to argue conclusively that the universe was designed by an intelligent designer and that that designer is the God of the Bible.

Who was Karl Marx?
The Men, the Motives, and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left
James Simpson, Baltimore, MD: Simpson Publishing, 2021.
ISBN: 9798513003151
James Simpson digs into the history, background, and legacy of Karl Marx and his followers.



Books I recommend:

A History of the Baptists
    by Thomas Armitage
    Baptist/Church history

Alien Intrusion
UFOs and the Evolution Connection
    by Gary Bates
    ISBN: 089051-435-6
    Analysis of the UFO phenomena, life on other planets, and evolution in light of the Bible

The Al Qaeda Reader
    Edited & Translated by Raymond Ibrahim
    Islamic Fundamentalism/Jihad

America In Crimson
    by James Beller
    Baptist/Church/American history

American Foundations Laid by the Baptists
Why Every American Citizen Owes a Deby of Appreciation to the Baptists
    Ted Alexander. Goshen, OH: Baptist Truth Publishing, 2015.
    ISBN: 978-1-61119-143-1
    Baptist/Church/American history

Arabs In the Shadow of Israel
The Unfolding of God's Prophetic Plan for Ishmael's Line
    Tony Maalouf. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2003.
    ISBN: 0-8254-3184-0
    Jewish History/Arabic History/Bible History

As America Has Done To Israel
    John T. McTernan. New Kensington, PA: Whitaker House, 2008.
    ISBN: 978-1-60374-038-8
     Jewish History/Zionism/Fulfillment of God's promise to bless those that bless Israel and curse those that curse Israel in relation to American history

The Battle for Baptist History
    I.K. Cross. Columbus, GA: Brentwood Christian Press, 1990.
    Baptist/Church history, refutation of recent (1600's) origin of Baptists

Behind the Veil
Unmasking Islam
    by Abd El Schafi
    Islamic history/background; quotes only Muslim sources & has an extensive bibliography

Born That Way After All
A Biblical Answer for the Sexually Confused
    David J. Nixon and R.G. Hamm. Moultrie, GA: Born That Way Ministries, 2015.
    ISBN: 9781942559009
    A Biblical look at singleness, Biblical eunuchs, and the root causes of homosexuality.

Climategate
A Veteran Meteorologist Exposes the Global Warming Scam
    Brian Sussman. Washington, D.C.: WND Books, 2010.
    ISBN-13: 978-193507183-9 ISBN-10: 0-8254-3184-0
    Climate/Global Warming/Climate Change

Cosmos, Creator and Human Destiny
Answering Darwin, Dawkins, and the New Atheists
    Dave Hunt. Bend, OR: The Berean Call, 2010.
    ISBN-13: 978-1-928660-64-4
    Apologetics/Atheism/Creation/Evolution/Intelligent Design

The Faithful Baptist Witness
    by Dr. Phil Stringer
    Baptist/Church/American history

The 5000 Year Leap
A Miracle that Changed the World
    W. Cleon Skousen. Malta, ID: National Center for Constitutional Studies, 1981.
    ISBN-10: 0-88080-148-4
    ISBN-13: 978-0-88080-148-5
    Freedom/Natural Law/Constitutional Government

Foxe's Book of Martyrs
    by John Foxe
    Classic history of Christian martyrs

The Gospel According To Rome
Comparing Catholic Tradition and the Word of God
    by James G. McCarthy
    Scriptural analysis and refutation of Roman Catholicism

The Great Cholesterol Myth
Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease -- and the Statin-Free Plan that Will
    by Jonny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra. Beverly, MA: Fair Winds Press, 2012.
    ISBN-13: 978-1-61058-634-4
    Health

I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist
    Norman L. Geisler and Frank Turek. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2004.
    ISBN-10: 1-58734-561-5
    ISBN-13: 978-1-58734-561-2
     Apologetics/Evidence for Christianity

In the Beginning
Compelling Evidence for Creation and the Flood
    Walt Brown. Phoenix, AZ: Center for Scientific Creation, 8th edition 2008.
    ISBN-13: 978-1-878026-09-5
    ISBN-10: 1-878026-09-7
     (This book is available to read or print out for free at www.creationscience.com.)

    Creation/Evolution/Genesis Flood

The Islamic Tsunami
Israel and America In the Age of Obama
    David Rubin. NY, NY: Shiloh Israel Press, 2010.
    ISBN: 978-0-9829067-0-5
    Analysis of Islamic terror and America's relationship with Israel from a Jewish Israeli point of view.

The Islamization of America
The Islamic Strategies and the Christian Response
    Abdulla Al-Araby. Los Angeles, CA: The Pen Vs. The Sword, 2003.
    ISBN: 0-9656683-7-1
    Analysis of Islam and its designs on America and how Christians can counter it.

Judgment Day
Israel, Islam, and the Nations
    by Dave Hunt
    ISBN: 978-1-928660-32-3
    Analysis of the history of Israel and conflict between Islam and Israel from Scriptural and historical point of view.

Liberty and Tyranny
A Conservative Manifesto
    Mark R. Levin. New York, NY: Threshold Editions, Simon and Schuster, Inc., 2009.
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4165-6285-6; ISBN-10: 1-4165-6285-0
     Conservatism vs. Liberalism. Right vs. Left. Individualists vs. Statists. Liberty vs. Tyranny.

The Making of America
The Substance and Meaning of the Constitution
    W. Cleon Skousen. Malta, ID: National Center for Constitutional Studies, 1985.
    ISBN: 978-0-88080-017-4
     An article by article, clause by clause examination of the United States Constitution.

Maranatha: Our Lord, Come!
A Definitive Study of the Rapture of the Church
    Renald Showers. Bellmawr, NJ: The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, 1995. Ninth Edition, 2013.
    ISBN-10: 0-915540-22-3; ISBN-13: 978-0-915540-22-8
    "A Definitive Study of the Rapture of the Church.;" defending and upholding the pretribulation rapture as revealed in the Scriptures.

Marxianity
How the Evangelical Deep State and Their "Useful Idiots" are Merging Marxism and Christianity through Social Justice, White Privilege, Cultural Marxism, Illegal Immigration, Interfaith Dialogue and More
    by Brandon S. Howse
    ISBN: 978-0-9785014-2-6
    Analysis and documentation of how the spirit of antichrist is wreaking havoc in Christian circles today throught the infiltration of communisms, secularism, and worldly philosophies.

The New World Religion
The Spiritual Roots of Global Government
    Gary H. Kah
    ISBN: 0-9670098-0-4
    A great historical narrative and primer on history and methods of the infiltration of Christianity by occult teachings and eastern religions and how the resulting corrupted religious system is being used to further the globalist goals of the Mystery of Iniquity (2 Thessalonians 2:7).
One Blood
The Biblical Answer to Racism
    Ken Ham, Carl Wieland, and Don Batten. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, Inc., 2nd Printing, 2000.
    ISBN: 0-89051-276-0
     An examination of "race" in light of biology and the Bible.

One Book Stands Alone
The Key to Believing the Bible
    by Douglas D. Stauffer
    ISBN: 0-9677016-4-3
    Analysis of Bible translations/KJV defense

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam
    by Robert Spencer
    Islamic history/background

Praying effectively for the Lost
    by Lee E. Thomas
    Prayer/Evangelism
    Order from:

Lee E. Thomas
2314 Foster Lane
Westlake, LA 70669
337-433-8677 (Office)
337-433-2663 (Home)
userlee484@aol.com

The Prophets Still Speak
Messiah In Both Testaments
    Fred John Meldau. Denver, CO: The Christian Victory Publishing Co., 1988.
    ISBN: 0-915540-42-8
    Old Testament prophecies concerning the coming Messiah and their fulfillment in the New Testament in the person of Jesus Christ.

Sheep No More
A Study In Bible Eschatology
    by J. Dwight Pentecost
    Understanding prophecy/methods of Bible interpretation

Things To Come
The Art of Awareness and Attack Survival
    Jonathan T. Gilliam
    Gilliam teaches the reader how to think like an attacker in order to better identify potential threats and defend themselves and their families

The Truth About Muhammad
Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion
    by Robert Spencer
    Islamic history/background; especially Muhammad

The Two Babylons
or The Papal Worship, Proved to be the Worship of Nimrod and His Wife
    by Alexander Hislop
    Catholic/Holiday/Tradition/& Myth origins and pagan roots

Unlocking the Secrets of the Feasts
The Prophesies In the Feasts of Israel
    Michael Norton. West Bow Press, 2012.
    ISBN: 978-1-4497-3410
    Jewish Feasts/Prophecy

The Ultimate Proof of Creation
Resolving the Origins Debate
    Jason Lisle. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2009.
    ISBN-13: 978-0-89051-568-6
    ISBN-10: 0-89051-568-9
    Creation/Logic

What Every American Needs to Know About the Qur'an
A History of Islam & the United States
    by William J. Federer. St.Louis, MO: Amerisearch, Inc., 2007.
    ISBN: 0-9778085-5-6
    Islamic history/background

What Love Is This?
Calvinism's Misrepresentation of God
    by Dave Hunt
    Scriptural analysis and refutation of Calvinism

Which Bible Would Jesus Use?
The Bible Version Controversy Explained and Resolved
    Jack McElroy. Shirley, MA: McElroy Publishing, 2015.
    ISBN: 978-0-9860265-1-5
    Bible translation, preservation, inspiration, Analysis of Bible translations & KJV defense

Who Is This Allah? (4th edition)
    by G.J.O. Moshay. Gerrards Cross, Bucks., UK: Dorchester House Publications, 2004.
    Islamic history/background; Comparison/Contrast with Christianity

Who Is This Jesus?
A Look at the Nature & Work of Jesus Christ
    by Alfred B. Davis. Lansing, MI: Calvary Publishing
    ISBN: 978-1-61119-039-7
    Devotional/Inspirational/Apologetic look at Jesus Christ


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The top of the wings have Matthew 19:29-32 printed on them, Romans 5:6-11 is printed on the bottom of the wings, and Romans 6:23 is on the neck.

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Pastor Al's Comments

6 Sep 21

 

New Article Published

Just posted a new article, Praying For Ungodly Leaders, online.

Recently, I was asked a question about praying for ungodly leaders. In this article I discuss not only what the Bible says about praying for our leaders, godly or ungodly, but what their responsibilities are and the limitations of their authority over us.

Click here to read the full article!

 

Latest Church Newsletter Available

Also, our latest church newsletter is now online. We were getting backed up on the publication dates so this one is labeled as our May-June newsletter. Hopefully, the July one will be done and in people's hands before July gets here. You can view it as a pdf by clicking on the image below.


24 Aug 21

Support Ohio HB 248, the Enact Vaccine Choice and Anti-Discrimination Act

Hearings for HB 248, the Enact Vaccine Choice and Anti-Discrimination Act, will be held on Tuesday, August 24, in the Ohio House Health Committee. Pray for the passage of HB 248. And, if you live in Ohio, contact the members of the House Health Committee and urge them to vote YES on HB 248!

I sent the message below to each member of the Ohio House Health Committee using their easy online message form. To do so, go to https://ohiohouse.gov/committees/health and click on the committee member you desire to send a message to. When their page comes up, click on the contact button and then fill out the form (helps to write out you comments before hand and then copy and past as needed).

I am writing to you because you are a member of the Ohio House Health Committee. HB 248, the Enact Vaccine Choice and Anti-Discrimination Act, is undergoing hearings in the Ohio House Health Committee.

Vaccine mandates are posing a very real and present danger to Ohio's healthcare workers and volunteers. As a pastor I have volunteered for over 30 years in long term care facilities and for 15 years with hospice services. My wife has served as a Registered Nurse for over 30 years, mostly involved in long term care and hospice. People in our church, as well as many other family members and friends, have worked and volunteered in healthcare for many years.

Now, along with many other Ohioans, we are facing the loss of employment and volunteer opportunities due to vaccine mandates. This not only adversely affects those of us who due to medical, religious, or reasons of conscience, cannot or will not take the vaccine, it also adversely affects those who benefit from our employment and volunteerism.

HB 248, the Enact Vaccine Choice and Anti-Discrimination Act, is vital to protect Ohio's healthcare workers and volunteers by protecting our rights and our privacy, as well as protecting us from discrimination, injustice, and retribution in our employment and volunteer opportunities due to our vaccine status.

Consequently, I am writing to urge you, as a member of the Ohio House Health Committee, to help protect healthcare workers and healthcare in Ohio, as well as all other workers and industries in Ohio, by voting YES on HB 248, the Enact Vaccine Choice and Anti-Discrimination Act.

You can also listen to our Friday, August 13, program with Representative Jennifer Gross, the author and sponsor of HB 248. It is available at: http://live.mapleknoll.us/13aug21.mp3


18 Aug 21

Celebrating 15 Years on the Radio!

 

New Article Published

Just posted a new article, The New Jerusalem: Future Home of the Believers, online.

Where will Believers spend eternity? Will we be in heaven? On earth? Somewhere else? What does the Bible say? Read my new article on the future home of the Believers.

Click here to read the full article!

 

Latest Church Newsletter Available

Also, our latest church newsletter is now online. We were getting backed up on the publication dates so this one is labeled as our May-June newsletter. Hopefully, the July one will be done and in people's hands before July gets here. You can view it as a pdf by clicking on the image below.


26 Jul 21

Summit County Fair!

We will be out at the Summit County Fair in Tallmadge, Ohio, this week. Our church, the Richfield Bible Baptist Church, will have a booth at the fair again this year. We are located in the strip of commercial booths just inside the main gate. I will personally be there most every day, all day, with the exception of Friday evening and Sunday. Please come out to the fair and stop by our booth to say hello.

Because of the fair, Pastor John Lutz, of the NorthCoast Baptist Church in Lakewood, will be in the studio Friday. I will be calling in from the Summit County Fair. I hope you will be able to join us!


9 Jul 21

Special Program: The Alien Gospel

Ian Juby joined me on the radio again today. We discussed the recently released intelligence report, Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UFOs) and the message aliens bring. We looked at from the standpoint of, is it Biblical or not?

You can listen to the program at: http://live.mapleknoll.us/9jul21.mp3.


1 Jul 21

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

 

New Article Published

Just posted a new article, Are We Alone?, online.

The recent interest and disclosures about UFO's have brought up an old question again. The question is, "Are we alone in the Universe?" After all, the universe is a vast place with hundreds of billions of galaxies, each containing perhaps hundreds of billions of stars, many with multiple planets circling them. After all, out of the trillions and trillions of possible planets out there, surely, we are not the only living things that God created.
Or are we?

Click here to read the full article!

 

Latest Church Newsletter Available

Also, our latest church newsletter is now online. We were getting backed up on the publication dates so this one is labeled as our May-June newsletter. Hopefully, the July one will be done and in people's hands before July gets here. You can view it as a pdf by clicking on the image below.


20 Jun 21


12 Jun 21

Special Program: UFO's & the Bible

Ian Juby joined me on Friday, June 11, to discuss UFO phenomena and the Bible.

Listen to the program at: http://live.mapleknoll.us/11jun21.mp3

Check out Ian Juby's many videos on UFO's, Creationism, and more on YouTube at: youtube.com/user/wazooloo

Or learn more at Ian's website: ianjuby.org/


9 Jun 21

Special Program

UFO's have been in the news a lot lately. Join us on our Friday program as special guest Ian Juby and I discuss UFO phenomena and the Bible.

Check out Ian Juby's many videos on UFO's, Creationism, and more on YouTube at: youtube.com/user/wazooloo

Or learn more at Ian's website: ianjuby.org/


1 Jun 21

New Article Published

Just posted a new article, What Is Truth?, online.

...Unfortunately, truth is under attack today. Truth is being redefined as a construct of not just society but of various minority and identity groups. No longer fixed to actual facts and reality, truth is now considered fluid, subjective, and an expression of group identity, sensitivities, and opinions...

Click here to read the full article!

Also, our latest church newsletter is now online. We were getting backed up on the publication dates so this one is labeled as our May-June newsletter. Hopefully, the July one will be done and in people's hands before July gets here. You can view it as a pdf by clicking on the image below.

 


23 May 21

There is a move afoot in Ohio to remove the teaching of America's founding documents.

Currently, Ohio law mandates teaching 1/2 credit hour of American History and 1/2 credit hour of American Government with mandatory testing. Included in this instruction schools are required to cover The Declaration of Independence, The United States Constitution, The Northwest Ordinance, The Ohio Constitution, The Federalist Papers, and the Ant-Federalist Papers. Ohio House Bill 73 would remove the mandatory testing. The bill itself does not remove the teaching, but by removing the testing requirement, it will deemphasize the teaching of America's founding documents.

Consequently, teachers pressed for time will lessen the time they spend on these documents in favor of more pressing matters. Leftist teacher's unions understand this. They want to take the time devoted to the great ideas encapsulated in America's founding documents and replace it with the socialist/Marxist indoctrination found in the 1619 Project, Critical Race Theory, and other leftist, "woke" curriculum. Removing the testing mandate, via HB 73, is just a stepping stone to removing the teaching of America's founding documents and replacing them with revisionist, socialist propaganda. Besides, it is hard to teach students that the Revolutionary War was fought to perpetuate slavery in America when they find out that the same people who fought in the War insisted that the Northwest Ordinance, which was written at the same time as the U.S. Constitution, would ban slavery in the Northwest Territories.

Now is the time for Ohioans to stand up against the left and contact your State Representative and tell him or her that you oppose Ohio House Bill 73. On Tuesday, May 18, I joined with a number of other concerned citizens to speak against HB 73 at the Ohio Primary and Secondary Education Committee hearing. During the hearing, a number of representatives remarked that they were getting numerous phone calls about HB 73. Several actually complained about it. So, don't give up, you are being heard!

The Ohio Channel records all public hearings at the Statehouse in Columbus. The attached link provides the video from the May 18 House Primary and Secondary Education Committee. You can find my testimony in opposition to HB73 and the Q&A that followed at 27:34 mark. My portion runs from 27:34 to 1:01:07: https://www.ohiochannel.org/collections/ohio-house-primary-and-secondary-education-committee?fbclid=IwAR0Eb9_Bc9XeQ7YggP-YjuH6qoByQCWSXCj0PS9_4HQX3Vt0vIV15i4b3iU

You can read my testimony at: http://live.mapleknoll.us/OpponentTestimonyonHouseBill73.pdf

Find your representative at: https://ohiohouse.gov/

Follow HB 73 at: https://ohiohouse.gov/legislation/134/hb73


30 Apr 21

New Article Published

Just posted a new article, As In the Days of Noah, online.

...The creation of human chimeras and genetic manipulation got me thinking about a prophecy made by Jesus in Luke 17:26-27:

"And as it was in the days of Noe [Noah], so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all."

You can read the article by clicking http://pg.mapleknoll.us/AsInDaysNoah.html or on the image above.

 

Also, our April church newsletter is now online. You can view it as a pdf by clicking on the image above.


2 Apr 21

 

Our March church newsletter is now online. You can view it as a pdf by clicking on the image above.

Word Search #7, Easter In the Bible, is now available online!


30 Mar 21

New Article Published

Just posted a new article, Is Easter a Mistake?, online.

Most English Bibles use the word Passover in Acts 12:4 instead of Easter, like the King James Bible does. Did the King James translators make a mistake or did they know what they were doing?

You can read the article by clicking http://pg.mapleknoll.us/IsEasterAMistake.html or on the image above.


25 Feb 21

 

Our February church newsletter is now online. You can view it as a pdf by clicking on the image above.


20 Feb 21

Coming Together In a COVID Crisis

My wife, Kim, and I both came down with COVID on January 15. Fortunately, Kim never got very sick and only needed Tylenol for a few days. I, on the other hand, wound up in the hospital for 5 days with COVID caused pneumonia.

Because of COVID, Sunday, January 17, was the first time that I was not able to actually be present in the studio since starting the program over 14 years ago. I was able to call in but as I got sicker I was no longer able to do even that. Thankfully, Pastor John Lutz, of North Coast Baptist Church, in Lakewood, Ohio, was able to fill in for me while I was under the weather.

Being a small church, with no staff other than myself, it was quite a challenge to keep everything running smoothly there as well while my wife and I were out. However, people in the church rose to the challenge, leading the services and singing, preaching and teaching, ensuring that coffee and refreshments were ready, and running Google Meet so that I could participate in the Friday night Bible study and preach during Sunday services when able.

Finally, after about 3 weeks, I was able to go out in public once more and resume my duties. I never expected to be out so long, but, then again, I never expected to wind up in the hospital either. Consequently, I am very thankful for everyone that helped out, filled in, and, most especially, prayed for me and my wife. And thank God for answered prayers, strength, and healing.

 

New Article Published

Just posted a new article, Why?, online.

The article grew out of a radio program that I did on February 5th, filling in for Pastor Lutz. In it, I look at the why God may have removed President Trump and allowed Joe Biden to become the 46th President of the United States

You can read the article by clicking http://pg.mapleknoll.us/Why.html or on the image above.

 

 


18 Jan 21

 

My latest article, Our First Parents is now available online.

In it, I look at some of the amazing findings in the study of genetics that verify the Bible's assertion that Adam and Eve are the original parents of all human beings.

You can read the article by clicking on the image above.


17 Jan 21

 

Our January church newsletter is now online. You can view it as a pdf by clicking on the image above.


1 Jan 21

 

 

Special Christmas Programs:

Dec 11: Pastor Al asks, Who were the Shepherds?

Dec 18: Pastor Al examines The Christmas Star

Dec 20: Pastor Al reads The Birth of Christ According to the Scriptures.

Dec 25: Pastor Al & Pastor Lutz discuss The Birth of Christ (Part 1) & The Birth of Christ (Part 2)


8 Dec 20

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at the Richfield Bible Baptist Church!

 

D-Day Prayer Project Update

Christ Long, President of the Ohio Christian Alliance, joined me on the radio on Friday afternoon, November 4. We discussed the The D-Day Prayer Project upgrade to the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., and some exciting news regarding its funding. The Lilly Endowment, Inc., recently provided a $2 million grant to make this project a reality.

Find out more about this important historical project and what you can do to help, visit their website at: The D-Day Prayer Project.

You can listen to the programs at: 4 Dec 20


2 Dec 20

The Great Reset, Coronavirus, & Globalism

Gary Kah, of Hope for the World, joined me again to talk about the Great Reset, coronavirus, and globalism.

The takeaway from the program is that the global elite's plans for a one world government are moving faster than we have ever seen before. Central to their plans is the Great Reset, which aims to use the corona scamdemic to eliminate capitalism and bring about a world government and aworld economy based on "benevolant" socialism. Oh, and they want to throw in a world religion just to help tie it all together.

You can listen to our programs with Gary Kah at:

  1. 6 Mar 20
  2. 15 May 20
  3. 20 Nov 20
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. (Luke 21:28)

1 Dec 20

Catching Up...

I've been a bit behind updating and maintaining this website, and others, of late. Consequently, I spent a bit of time yesterday and today updating and maintaining.

In addition to this website, I maintain several others:

In addition, during my copious free time while preparing for Thanksgiving, I penned a parody of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer entitled, Rona the Chinese Virus

Rona the Chinese Virus

You know Measles and Smallpox, Dengue and Haunta,

Rhino and Rota, Rabies and Influenza,

But do you recall?

The most famous virus of all?

Rona the Chinese Virus,

Had a very deadly fame,

And if you ever caught it,

You would even fear its claims.

All of the other COVIDs,

Sickness causing SARS and MERS,

They never matched Corona;

Failed to conjure up its fears

Then one vital ‘lection year,

Fauci came to say,

Rona since your name brings fright,

Won’t you make my shutdown tight?

Then all the leftists loved him

As they shouted out with glee,

Rona the Chinese virus,

You'll go down in history.


11 Nov 20

Post Election Day Specials

Pastor John Lutz and I combined our radio programs again on the Friday after Election Day for a post-election analysis, discussion, and speculation.

Pastor Lutz pastors the North Coast Baptist Church in Lakewood, Ohio. He host the radio program, For the Cause of Christ, which airs each Friday at 1:00pm on AM 1220 WHKW.

The first part of our Post-Election Special can be heard at: Pre-Election Special Part 1

The second part of our Post-Election Special can be heard at: Pre-Election Special Part 2


31 Oct 20

Voting for a Party vs. a Candidate

Can't decide who to vote for in the 2020 presidential election? Don't like either of the candidates running? Then consider voting for the party instead.

Here's why. When we elect a president, we do not merely elect a candidate, we elect a party. And, along with the party we elect the party platform. What that means is that when we elect a president we are electing a president that stands upon a particular party platform and promises to appoint cabinet members, office holders, federal judges, and Supreme Court justices who stand upon the same platform.

So, how do you determine which party to vote for? My suggestion is to compare the party platforms with each other and evaluate them in light of your Biblical values. To do so, find the party platforms online, scroll through the contents, and then compare the parts that deal with your concerns as a Christian.

The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 13:1,

"This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established."

Consequently, let's take a look at three issues:

  1. Faith, religious freedom, and religious liberty
  2. Abortion and the sanctity of life
  3. LGBTQ issues and traditional marriage

Both the Democrat and the Republican party platforms address these three issues so you need to read both party's platform statements and decide which best reflects your Biblical beliefs and concerns.

Click here to read the full article: Voting for a Party vs. a Candidate


31 Oct 20

Pre-Election Special

Pastor John Lutz and I combined our radio programs today to discuss the elections. We discussed the November 3 election, the issues surrounding it, and the candidates and the sad spectacle of the Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden. I joined Pastor Lutz at 1:00pm on his program, For the Cause of Christ, and he joined me at 1:30pm on Live with Pastor Al.

The first part of our Pre-Election Special can be heard at: Pre-Election Special Part 1

The second part of our Pre-Election Special can be heard at: Pre-Election Special Part 2


30 Oct 20


28 Aug 20

BLM's Disturbing Occultic Connection

In a recent article, “Hail Satan”: After Terrorizing Churches, BLM Witchcraft Exposed, published August 28 in The New American, Alex Newman reveals the connection between Black Lives Matter and witchcraft.

Newman quotes BLM Los Angeles founder and California State University Professor of “African Studies” Melina Abdulla who said, “Maybe I’m sharing too much, but we’ve become very intimate with the spirits that we call on regularly, right...Like, each of them seems to have a different presence and personality, you know. I laugh a lot with Wakisha [a spirit Abdulla communes with], you know. And I didn’t meet her in her body, right, I met her through this work.”

BLM co-founder Patrice Cullors is also quoted. She describes the "say his name” mantra having deep spiritual significance, “When we say the names, right, so we speak their names, we say her name, say their names, we do that all the time that, you kind of invoke that spirit, and then those spirits actually become present with you...”.

Also included is a link to Abraham Hamilton III's episode of Hamilton's Corner where Hamilton plays audio clips of these BLM leaders and discusses the African Ifa religion and its veneration of the dead:

There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
(Deuteronomy 18:10-12)

I spoke on this subject while filling in for Pastor John Lutz on For the Cause of Christ.


20 Aug 20


18 Aug 20

Social Media Pages

I have been mentioning our new social media pages for several weeks now. Both of these sites are friendly to conservatives and Christians. Unfortunately, I have not had the opportunity to post the links until now.

Here is a list of our other social media pages:


Spur of the Moment Program with Pastor Lutz

A couple of weeks ago, Pastor John Lutz, of North Coast Baptist Church, in Lakewood, Ohio, waved me into the studio during his radio program, For the Cause of Christ.

He was talking about some of the hysteria and government overreach during the coronavirus scare when saw me standing in the control room and waved me in. So, I joined him in the studio and we proceeded to discuss the subject.

Realizing that we had a lot more to discuss, I asked Pastor Lutz to stay over so we could continue the discussion on my program as well. Suffice to say, I don't think either of us are going to be invited to the Governor's Christmas party this year...

You can listen to the programs here:


13 Aug 20

Fun at the Fair!

Despite corona fears & state shutdowns, the Summit County Fair still took place. It was shortened by a day, ticket sales were limited, and face masks or shields were required, but the show went on.

Thankfully, our church, the Richfield Bible Baptist Church, was able to be at the fair again this year. Although the numbers were down, we were still blessed to be able to talk with several people, share the gospel with some, and pass out numbers of gospel tracts We even met some people who listen to Live with Pastor Al on the radio!


18 Jul 20

Word Search #5, Table of Nations #2 - Sons of Ham, is now available online!


17 Jul 20

Word Search #5, Table of Nations #2 - Sons of Ham, is now available online!


16 Jul 20

The Bruce Musselman Memorial Service at Cleveland Baptist Church is now available online at:


20 Jun 20


10 Jun 20

Why are They Rioting?

There are several reasons for the protests springing up around the country. There are those who are protesting actual and perceived injustices. There are those caught up in the moment with no clear idea or understanding of what they are doing. There are those taking advantage of the situation to loot and vandalize,. And then there are those who are using the protests as a means to incite riots in order to further their ulterior goals.

The 10 Points of Action shown above are the goals of those fomenting violence in our country. These are the goals of domestic terrorists. True patriotic Americans will not tolerate terrorists trying to destroy our nation.

These riots are a coordinated attack on the very foundations of our country. The country was already on edge from the coronavirus lock-downs and it only needed a spark to push some people over the edge into violent riots. Now, Antifa is using the tragic and horrific death of George Floyd to stir up mobs and promote anarchy. They are trained, well funded, and coordinating efforts both locally and nationally. They are the foot-soldiers and shock troops of the Left whose goal is the downfall of the United States and the institution of of a global government.

If ever there was a time to pray for our country, now is that time.

"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
(Ephesians 6:10-12)

Listen as Pastor Al analyzes the 10 Points of Action: http://live.mapleknoll.us/22may20.mp3


10 Jun 20

Why are They Rioting?

There are several reasons for the protests springing up around the country. There are those who are protesting actual and perceived injustices. There are those caught up in the moment with no clear idea or understanding of what they are doing. There are those taking advantage of the situation to loot and vandalize,. And then there are those who are using the protests as a means to incite riots in order to further their ulterior goals.

The 10 Points of Action shown above are the goals of those fomenting violence in our country. These are the goals of domestic terrorists. True patriotic Americans will not tolerate terrorists trying to destroy our nation.

These riots are a coordinated attack on the very foundations of our country. The country was already on edge from the coronavirus lock-downs and it only needed a spark to push some people over the edge into violent riots. Now, Antifa is using the tragic and horrific death of George Floyd to stir up mobs and promote anarchy. They are trained, well funded, and coordinating efforts both locally and nationally. They are the foot-soldiers and shock troops of the Left whose goal is the downfall of the United States and the institution of of a global government.

If ever there was a time to pray for our country, now is that time.

"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
(Ephesians 6:10-12)

Listen as Pastor Al analyzes the 10 Points of Action: http://live.mapleknoll.us/22may20.mp3


30 May 20

Special Friday, May 29, Radio Program Now Available Online

Our special radio tribute to Bruce Musselman is now available online at:
http://whereisgodsword.mapleknoll.us/musselmantribute-29may20.mp3

Pastor Andrew Rusnacko, Pastor John Lutz, Bro. Garry Meeks, and myself spent time remembering Bruce Musselman and his lifetime of serving Jesus Christ. We were joined by former pastors Gene Piazza, Alan C. Jenkins, and Mark Gostlin, Pastor Ernie Sanders, and Kevin Isaacs, General Manager of Salem Media Group - Cleveland.

A special thanks goes out to Garry Meeks for his work on the open and close of our special program and for assembling the vintage audio clips of Bruce Musselman and to Carol Rusnacko for providing clips of Bruce Musselman singing. We also want to thank our engineer and producer Eric Wolf for going above and beyond his regular duties to help pull everything together and keep us on schedule during the program.


28 May 20

Special Program: Friday, May 29


Please note: This special program will preempt our regular Friday program on May 29.




Cards and Letters may be sent to:

Bible Baptist Temple
1565 Chardon Road
Euclid, Ohio 44117

Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
(Titus 1:9) 


Also, an impromptu radio tribute was conducted Friday, May 15, at 1:30 p.m. on the radio broadcast of North Coast Baptist Church, For the Cause of Christ with Pastor John Lutz and Pastor Al Davis.


22 May 20

Special Guest Gary Kah

Gary Kah joined me on the program to talk about the coronavirus pandemic and the push for a global government and a global digital monetary system.

According to Gary Kah, a 12-18 month plan to introduce a global government began in January and the digital currency is ready to go at any time.

You can listen to the program at: http://live.mapleknoll.us/15may20.mp3.


8 May 20

Obstacles to the New World Order

Many people are concerned about the current coronavirus lock down and its possible prophetic implications. Pastor Davis addressed these concerns in a message Sunday morning, May 3, from 2 Thessalonians 2:1-7.

In this message, Pastor Davis discusses the Mystery of Iniquity that is already working in the world and how God is actively hindering it but that foreshadows of the Tribulation period are occurring more and more frequently and intensely. He also addresses how God has used both the election of Donald Trump rather than Hillary Clinton and the coronavirus pandemic to both hinder the globalist plans and alert God's people that His return is near.

The YouTube link below starts at the beginning of the message: https://youtu.be/FF_F6uYT510?t=1440.

 

New Bible Word Search: Table of Nations #1 - Sons of Japheth


21 Apr 20

Did We Do the Right Thing?

"The professor believes this evidence - actual evidence and data, not the projections of some model - indicate that there is no need for either quarantines or economic closures."*

Did we do the right thing?

Now that the coronavirus pandemic is ebbing and states are planning to reopen for business, it is time to review our actions in order to better plan for future epidemics and pandemics. We shut our country down at huge economic and human costs to prevent what, at the time, seemed like far worse costs.

Whether or not we did the right thing will be studied and debated for years to come. However, to bury our heads in the sand and refuse to consider how the actual data we now have compares to the models we relied on is to refuse to learn. People, even the experts, make mistakes, come to the wrong conclusions, and take the wrong actions all the time. The key to effective crisis management is a willingness to evaluate what is being done and then to make corrections and changes when better information comes along. (I think most people would agree that actual data is more reliable than theoretical models!)

Consequently, calling for our leaders and decision makers to reevaluate their response to the coronavirus pandemic based on actual studies of the progression of the virus is not being unreasonable or ill-informed. It is, instead, based on being informed, realistic, and concerned for the total human and economic costs incurred by the current shutdown. After all, the increased deaths due to fear, unemployment, abuse, having needed health care put on hold, drug and alcohol abuse, etc. caused by the shutdown are just as tragic as those caused by COVID-19. Especially when they begin to exceed those caused by COVID-19.

Pray for our leaders and decision makers. They need it. And pray for all the rest of us. We need it.

"The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is."
--Winston Churchill

*You can read the article at: Israeli Professor Shows Virus Follows Fixed Pattern.

 

 

A Troubling development

A troubling development is the move to shame, marginalize, and even vilify churches who chose to continue meeting regardless of what the government says.

I don't want to be the pastor whose church meets across the street from the ocean (like our church in American Samoa did) who refuses to cancel services during a hurricane when a 20-30 foot storm surge is coming. Nor do I want to be the pastor who cancels church services without question just because he is told to. There are many times and places, from the first century to the present, where going to church could cost you your life, whether by sword or disease, bullet or microbe, and yet God's people still chose to meet. (Full disclosure: our church is still holding in person services.)

Suspending meetings for a time should be a prayerful decision of the pastor and members of churches, not the heavy handed edict of power hungry government officials. While defending the First Amendment is an important reason for defying government orders, the greater reason, for many pastors and churches, is obedience to God's Word:

"Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." (Hebrews 10:23-25)

This is why churches down through the ages have continued to meet despite the governmental threats of fines, imprisonment, and martyrdom. This is why churches have met during dangerous times where disease, civil unrest, and religious strife threatened their very existence.

Yes, there are from time to time stubborn, stiff necked pastors motivated by personal animosity and grandiosity who deliberately and flagrantly rail against anything that has to do with the government. But then again, there are government officials who are motivated by personal animosity and grandiosity who deliberately and flagrantly rail against God's people.

First Amendment or not, many of us agree with Peter and the other apostles who said, "...We ought to obey God rather than men." (Acts 5:29)


9 Apr 20

Easter or Passover?

Did the King James translators make a mistake or mistranslation in Acts 12:4 when they used the word Easter instead of Passover?

And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
(Acts 12:4)

Scott Jones, in his article Easter or Passover?, makes the case that the King James translators were absolutely correct in using the word Easter in Acts 12:4 rather than Passover. In doing so, he corrects the mistaken idea that it Easter is a pagan word based on Astarte or Ashtoreth, proving that it is reference to the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Significantly, Acts 12:4 in the Authorised Version proclaims the Lord's resurrection with holy boldness - (and holy boldness is a peculiar quality of the Authorised Version, a quality which sets the Authorised Version apart - whoever has ears to hear, let him hear) - yea, and the Authorised Version's translation in Acts 12:4, both in its theology and its etymology, is founded upon a rock of accuracy that cannot be moved, as we will shortly see. Yea, for when the rain descends, and the floods come, and the winds blow, and beat upon it - as they have for near four hundred years now - this translation shall nevertheless stand, it shall never fall, for this translation is verily founded upon a rock, and God himself has borne infallible witness that it is so..."
The other common myth which the critics of the Authorised Version promote is the naked assertion that Easter is somehow derived from a pagan festival related to Astarte, the goddess of fertility. Once again, this is merely a demonstration of the malady that plagues this unlearned age, as there is not a SHRED of evidence that a pagan festival ever preceded or replaced the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, a celebration which goes back to the very Apostles themselves...
In contrast to the bankrupt and literally absurd allegations that swarm around modern Christendom like locusts, here are the facts - the English word Easter is derived from Saxon and Germanic roots. This was ably noted by many scholars in the past. For example, examine C. F. Cruse's absolutely accurate declaration in 1850 AD regarding the etymology of our English word Easter-- Our word Easter is of Saxon origin and of precisely the same import with its German cognate OSTERN. The latter is derived from the old Teutonic form of auferstehen / auferstehung, that is - RESURRECTION...
In summary, the English word Easter means - and has always meant - RESURRECTION - specifically, the RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST...

You can read the article at: http://textus-receptus.com/wiki/Article:_Easter_or_Passover_by_Scott_Jones.

 

Chinese Coronavirus Update with Pastor John Lutz and James & Rebecca Miletti

Pastor John Lutz and I combined our radio programs on Friday, March 2 to talk about how churches are being affected by the Chinese coronavirus situation.

You can listen to the programs at: http://live.mapleknoll.us/27mar20ftcoc.mp3 [Part 1] and http://live.mapleknoll.us/27mar20.mp3 [Part 2].


3 Apr 20

Did the Roman Catholic Church Give Us the Bible?

I had the opportunity to fill in for Bruce Musselman on his radio program, Where Is God's Word?, this past Thursday. I discussed the fundamental truth that the Bible is the Word of God and how we the New Testament.

Where Is God's Word? air each Thursday afternoon at 2:00 PM on AM 1220 WHKW.

You can listen to the program at: http://whereisgodsword.mapleknoll.us/26mar20.mp3.

 

Chinese Coronavirus Update with Pastor John Lutz and James & Rebecca Miletti

Pastor John Lutz and I combined our radio programs on Friday, March 2 to talk about how churches are being affected by the Chinese coronavirus situation.

You can listen to the programs at: http://live.mapleknoll.us/27mar20ftcoc.mp3 [Part 1] and http://live.mapleknoll.us/27mar20.mp3 [Part 2].


21 Mar 20

Chinese Coronavirus Update with Jim Simpson

Jim Simpson joined us on Friday, March 20 to talk about the Chinese coronavirus situation. Jim Simpson is also running in Maryland the for U.S. representatives We need men like him in the U.S. Congree.

You can listen to the program at: http://live.mapleknoll.us/20mar20.mp3.


14 Mar 20

Update to Our List of Guests

Laverne Gore joined us on Friday, March 13. Laverne is running in the Republican primary to be the candidate for U.S. representative for Ohio House District 11.

You can listen to the program at: http://live.mapleknoll.us/28feb20.mp3.


12 Mar 20

We have been featuring a lot of guests on our Friday afternoon program lately! Past guests are:

Coming guests include:


4 Mar 20

International Pi Day is March 14 (3.14). We started celebrating it several years ago at our church when somebody brought in a pie and said, "Today's Pi Day! I brought a pie!" Since then, it has evolved into our annual Pi(e) Day fellowship featuring sloppy joes, salad, pie, and a great opportunity for fellowship.

Join us Sunday, March 22, following our morning service, at 12:30 PM at the Richfield Bible Baptist Church. We meet at the richfield Holiday Inn Express, 5171 Brecksville Road, Richfield, Ohio.


3 Mar 20

New Bible Word Search: The Line of Noah


1 Feb 20

Understanding the Scourge of Human Trafficking

Kimberly Diebert, Executive Director of the Hue Jackson Foundation, joined me on the radio this past Friday to talk about human trafficking.

Kimberly pointed out that human trafficking is a widespread problem and that Ohio is number 4 in the nation for reported cases. We also talked about what human trafficking is, who is affected by it, who perpetrates it, and what we can do to fight it.

You can hear the entire program at: Human Trafficking Special

Please visit the Hue Jackson Foundation, for more information and resources on this subject.


...See to earlier comments at the Live with Pastor Al Comments Archive.