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here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ”  How to Deal with Loneliness and Develop Meaningful Friendships”

here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” How to Deal with Loneliness and Develop Meaningful Friendships”

October 23, 2019

Bill Clinton says it's his favorite song. It's a Beatle's classic still played 50 years after its debut. It strikes a chord with multitudes because we so identify with its theme.

"Ah, look at all the lonely people / Ah, look at all the lonely people."

The spotlight shines on an aging woman then transitions to an unappreciated pastor.

"All the lonely people / Where do they all come from? / All the lonely people / Where do they all belong?"

She dies. "Nobody came." He officiates, then meanders away.

"All the lonely people / Where do they all come from? / All the lonely people / Where do they all belong?"

How could you not guess the memorable "Eleanor Rigby"?

A century before, Henry David Thoreau captured the same issue of loneliness. He stated, "The mass of humanity lead lives of quiet desperation."

From a biblically informed perspective, we know there are three basic needs of humankind:

  1. Transcendence: reaching beyond physical to spiritual.

  2. Significance: having purpose in life.
  3. Relationship: having human connectivity/friendship.
Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Over 50 Years One Message Helped People Most”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Over 50 Years One Message Helped People Most”

October 14, 2019

God calls us to renew our mind (Rom.12:2), meditate (say repetitively; "chew the cud") and bring "every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ" (2Cor.10:5).  "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (Rom. 10:8).

When we delight to spend time daily in His Presence we discover "Those who seek the Lord will lack no good thing" (Ps.34:10). When we incorporate into that time the declaration of faith-building verses, our confidence grows in who we are and what we have in Christ.  "Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God" (Rom. 10:17).

Overcomers learn to vanquish defeatist, negative thoughts as we train ourselves to resist temptation, accusation and condemnation as Jesus did by boldly declaring, "It is written!" (Matt. 4). We don't accept Satan's estimation of ourselves and our situations but agree with God to discover our destiny. "Do two people walk together, if they have not agreed?" (Amos 3:3).

"Sow a thought – reap an act. Sow an act - reap a habit. Sow a habit – reap a lifestyle. Sow a lifestyle – reap a destiny!"

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Trump Keeps Promises - We Keep Praying”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Trump Keeps Promises - We Keep Praying”

October 7, 2019

"Our country could begin to unravel if an elected president is thrown out of office because of lies and the media."  - Franklin Graham

I will soon gather in the DC area with other board members for Intercessors for America. I've been privileged to serve with this team for almost 45 years. Our mission: to see God's purposes for America fulfilled through sustained prayer and Spirit-led obedience. 

 

God's Word instructs us to pray regularly for those in authority over us. "I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them, intercede on their  behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth" (1 Tim. 2:1-4 New Living Translation).

 

As hysteria and drumbeats intensify among Trump-hating Democrats and some Republicans to try and finally remove the President from office, an urgent call to prayer is critical. The severity of what's happening must be grasped as dangerous forces are at work that can be devastating to America.

 

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” The 10 Essentials to Enjoying Happiness and Success”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” The 10 Essentials to Enjoying Happiness and Success”

September 30, 2019

The song "Don't Worry, Be Happy" was clever, cute and catchy but lacked substance to help us be happy.


Wherever we find ourselves on our spiritual journey, deep down inside we want to be happy and successful. Surveys show they're the top priorities of people of every age in every season of life.

What are the principles that God reveals in scripture that guide us in these areas? Obviously for Christians everything is based upon a dynamic relationship with Jesus as Lord. We willingly obey, aligning with scripture in every area of life and are confident in the reality: "Happy is that people whose God is the Lord" (Ps.144:15 KJV).

Multitudes are robbed of happiness and success because of disregarding the wisdom revealed in the Bible given for His glory and our good. It's imperative we follow His Word as a decision not an emotion, trusting Him for success and blessings that follow living as overcomers by faith. 

"This Book of the Law must not depart from your mouth. Meditate on it day and night so that you may act carefully according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way successful, and you will be wise" (Josh.1:8).

"Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, even as your soul is well" (3 Jn. 2).

"The thief does not come, except to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly" (Jn. 10:10).

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” 5 Ways to Stay Pure in Today’s Sex-Obsessed Culture”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” 5 Ways to Stay Pure in Today’s Sex-Obsessed Culture”

September 23, 2019

Walking by the youth-oriented clothing store at our mall, I noticed its featured T-shirt prominently displayed in the window. The message emblazoned on the front was "PRACTICE SAFE SEX."

Young people hear this message regularly in public schools and are bombarded by it in the media promoting casual sex. Add to the equation countless millions regularly watching and being inflamed by the "click away" perversions of pornography.

The most widely read advice columnist in newspapers today makes available a booklet to help "educate" our children in safe sex and homosexuality. This is not based on a biblical worldview but the same permissive propaganda promoted by Planned Parenthood. Family Research Council reported that in California, an undercover video caught undercover ACLU attorneys instructing teachers to secretly help students obtain contraceptives and abortion services without parental knowledge or consent.

In Fort Collins, Colorado, the prohibition on public exposure of breasts by women and girls over 10 years old is now gone from the city code as of this week.

Hustlers, the blockbuster movie in theaters across America, sends the message that girls can make megabucks as glamorous "adult entertainers" (strippers) seducing guys, using drugs and enjoying lavish lifestyles based on nudity and promiscuity.

In actuality, lives are destroyed daily in our hyper-sexualized culture. There are long-term effects of violating God's standards: HIV risks, aborted babies, depression, sleeplessness, infertility, rape, sex trafficking and skyrocketing suicides. There is also the horror of sexual abuse.

A front page story in USA Today last week heralded the headline, "Millions of Women's First Sex Was Forced. read more 

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “In Today’s Famine for God’s Word, Here’s the One Sermon I Would Preach”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “In Today’s Famine for God’s Word, Here’s the One Sermon I Would Preach”

September 17, 2019

 

I just gathered with family and friends to celebrate my 70th birthday. 100 days later, I anticipate commemorating my "Year of Jubilee" 50th spiritual birthday. I echo what Billy Graham said at a similar point, "How quickly it all goes by."

Have you found yourself thinking lately, Seems like time is passing so quickly? If so, you're part of multitudes experiencing a discovery initiated by God.

Scripture records, "There were four leprous men at the entry of the gate, and they said to one another, 'Why are we sitting here until we die? If we say, "Let us enter the city," the famine is in the city, and we shall die there. But if we sit here, we die also.' Then they said to each other, 'What we're doing is not right. This is a day of good news and we are keeping it to ourselves. If we wait until daylight, punishment will overtake us. Let's go at once and report this to the royal palace.'" (2 Kings 7:3-4, 9-10).

Considering our desperate times, the famine for the Word of God and the inevitability of death, do we identify with these men responding to a God-given stirring? As they did, will we go into our city and bring good news to hopeless and broken people?

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Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “5-Time Oscar Winner Declares: ‘There Is No Hell; This Is Heaven’

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “5-Time Oscar Winner Declares: ‘There Is No Hell; This Is Heaven’

September 9, 2019

In an extensive Wall Street Journal (Aug. 17, 2019) interview with world-famous director, Francis Ford Coppola of "Godfather" fame, he shared about his new film project, which presents utopia here on earth. He also told us that, "There is no hell, but the other news is that this here is heaven!" He'd been raised in a strong Catholic Italian family, so obviously he's embracing a different worldview than that of Scripture and Roman Catholicism.

In his classic, Oscar-winning "Godfather" series, the brilliant director featured a mafia kingpin making a memorable line often repeated to this day. "I'll make you an offer you can't refuse." It's apparent Mr. Coppola offers listeners a "deal" if they accept his belief about no eternal judgment and that they can escape accountability to a loving but holy and just God.

According to the Bible, the wisest human being who ever lived was Solomon. In his collection of divinely inspired wisdom, he stated, "A prudent man foresees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished" (Prov. 27:12).

He also summarized his lifetime of learning with these words, "Now all has been heard. Let us hear the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep His commandments for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil" (Eccl. 12:13-14).

Jesus came to redeem us but made it clear we must repent and trust Him alone for salvation. He reinforced the doctrine of eternal judgment in which hell is real and real people go there.

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak

September 3, 2019

Student Poll: Obama "History's Greatest President"

                          - 10 Objective Reasons Why He was the Worst



After graduating from Cleveland State University I began working at the AFL–CIO headquarters across from the White House. Immediately they had me study the labor movement so I could accurately learn its history.

Because "Civics" isn't taught in our public schools anymore with 60's liberals and radicals dominating academia, it’s no surprise that college students do not receive an accurate picture of America’s rich history. Communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin said, "If you can separate people from their history, they are easily persuaded."

The brutal reality: students are propagandized with a skewed view of America and ignorant of the lives and accomplishments of our truly great presidents. It’s also no surprise that the latest poll of college students ranked Barack Obama as the "Greatest President in American History." He had twice the votes of George Washington while Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy and even FDR were way back in the pack!

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Understanding Your #1 Priority – a Biblical Worldview”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Understanding Your #1 Priority – a Biblical Worldview”

August 26, 2019

On the threshold of my 70th birthday alongside of my 50th spiritual birthday, I sing  with believers worldwide celebrating God's “Amazing Grace.”

“Through many dangers, toils and snares we have already come. T’was grace that brought us safe thus far and grace will lead us home.”

When we genuinely repent and put our total trust in Jesus Christ and His finished work on the Cross, the conversion experience supernaturally transitions us from death to life, all sins are forgiven, we’re adopted into God’s forever family, declared justified (just as if we’ve never sinned!) and are catapulted into the sanctifying process of being conformed to His Image.  He was punished so we could be pardoned and enjoy new life as born-again Christians!

In the Book of Romans, Paul’s masterpiece on salvation, he 
spends 11 chapters explaining this divinely-inspired revelation. In chapter 12 he pivots, calling us to respond by presenting ourselves to God and then embrace the priority of developing a biblical worldview to experience the fullness of God’s beautiful plan for our lives. 

“Don’t be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you may prove what is the good, acceptable and perfect will of God” (Rom. 12:2).

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ”

August 19, 2019

In 2012, Jim Turley, current president of the Boy Scouts of America, was the first member of the Executive Board to call for inviting boys struggling or identifying as homosexuals to become part of the program. Shortly thereafter, Boy Scouts executives caved to LGBTQ persistent pressure to be "gay affirming" and overhauled the over 100-year-old organization’s mission to include anyone endorsing and celebrating a lifestyle sacred scripture calls “moral impurity, degrading, shameless, indecent and unnatural” (Romans 1:24–27).

 

This is not bigotry - it is Bible.  It may not be politically correct but it is fidelity to God's design for men and women, marriage and family.  For those struggling with and confused with same-sex temptation, God's remedy is available to all and His grace sets those ensnared free!

As predicted, once the floodgates opened to boys wrestling with homosexual urges and openly gay troop leaders, multitudes grieved and began departing.  Now the lid is off as over 800 clients have identified 350 abusers and the Scouts confidential records, known internally as "the perversion files" are being examined. Bankruptcy is under consideration.

 

USA Today stated the complaint in a front page article: "It's apparent that the Boy Scouts Defendants continue to hide the true nature of the cover-up and the extent of the pedophilia epidemic within their organizations because the vast majority of new victims coming forward involve claims of abuse at the hands of pedophiles who are not yet identified by the Boy Scouts of America" (8/7/19).

Here’s The Deal with Larry tomczak “7 Reasons Michelle Obama May Run in 2020″

Here’s The Deal with Larry tomczak “7 Reasons Michelle Obama May Run in 2020″

August 14, 2019

This is not a prophecy but a possibility. Even when political people say they're "not interested in running," don't be fooled.

I'm an Alabama football fan. I vividly recall a moment in the 2018 National Championship game between the Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs when Alabama's coach, Nick Saban, faced a big decision. Seeing his team's sputtering offense, the clock winding down and aware of what was at stake, he made a bold move by benching his star quarterback Jalen Hurts (26–2 record) and replacing him with a freshman, Tua Tagovailoa.

Catapulted into overtime, Tagovailoa engineered a stunning 41-yard TD pass to win the national championship! He was named the offensive MVP. With confetti falling during the post-game interview, he declared on nationwide television, "First of all, I want to give all the glory to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!"

Desperate situations require desperate solutions.

With the 2020 presidential election underway, observers of both political parties agree that the 24 Democratic candidates are making a most disappointing splash before curious observers. Even dyed-in-the wool liberals like former Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel and TV talk show host Joe Scarborough admit the candidates' extremism and acrimony, even trashing Obama, are embarrassing and destroying the Democrats' quest for The White House in 2020.

Lifelong Democrats are saying, reluctantly but honestly, "The Democratic Party is no longer recognizable to me." Looming on the horizon is the very real possibility of another embarrassing defeat like those of Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis and George McGovern.

Outrageous and Unrealistic Ideas

The Democrat candidates are whining about our "horrible economy. read more 

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” How Science, Sonograms, Scripture Confirm Unborn Babies Are Not Mere ‘Blobs’

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” How Science, Sonograms, Scripture Confirm Unborn Babies Are Not Mere ‘Blobs’

August 5, 2019

At a recent pro-abortion rally, a number of feminists huddled together wearing T-shirts declaring, "My Body. My Choice." Emblazoned on their placard were the words: "PARASITES DON'T HAVE RIGHTS."

At another rally upholding the sanctity of life, a young girl carried a sign that read: "IF MY MOM DIDN'T CARE—I MIGHT NOT BE HERE—THANKS, MOM!

Abortion is not primarily a religious or feminist issue; it is a human issue! Protecting the life of a developing baby in the womb should be the concern of every compassionate person committed to social justice. 

The problem: Scores struggle to believe the tiny person forming inside mom is biological life. They say, "fetus", unaware that the Latin word refers to the humanity of preborn life not merely a blob of tissue. Ironically, they still speak of a "baby bump" or ask "When is the baby due?"

When the Supreme Court ruled on abortion in 1973, Justice Blackmun based his opinion on the practice of pre-Christian Roman law which allowed abortion. He admitted that "Greek and Roman law afforded little protection to the unborn" as well as the newly born since Roman law also permitted infanticide. 

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Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “A Heartfelt Appeal to My Friend Josh Harris”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “A Heartfelt Appeal to My Friend Josh Harris”

July 29, 2019

Dear Josh,

The last time we were together, we were strolling the grounds of an amusement park and encouraging one another. Your father had steered us into homeschooling which paid off incredibly.


I previously gathered friends in my apartment to launch Covenant Life Church with CJ Mahaney which later was entrusted to you. There and nationwide you reinforced for many grateful parents foundational biblical principles of purity and the permanency of covenant marriage.

You married your beautiful Shannon, and began raising your three wonderful children. God gave you great favor in the eyes of multitudes, especially young people, who looked to you as an inspiring example: "If he can do it, so can I!"


In your conferences, books and pastoral ministry you were faithful to scripture, instructing on the true meaning of agape love versus erotic sexual attraction; cooperating with God in character development for stability in marriage; and, honoring parents and God’s design for marriage and family by resisting the seduction of cultural influences on living together (fornication), homosexuality, and unscriptural divorce. 

Along the way, God gave you insights for a more balanced approach to singles relating without compromising biblical commands. I honor you for later acknowledging some mistakes in practicing biblical principles along with an element of some legalism. Like all of us, you’re on a journey and you wanted to set the record straight and I commend you for your humility.

 

Discouragement, Deception and Derailment

 

Josh, you’re very familiar with the importance of maintaining a biblical worldview amidst the avalanche of ungodly pressures causing discouragement, deception and many Christians to be derailed today.  Your relocation to Canada exposed you to an even more liberal culture which I experienced firsthand in ministering there last year.

 

"Take head to yourself and the doctrine" (1Tim. 4:16) is critical for you and I to "finish well" and avoid being one of the casualties prophesied in 1 Tim. 4:1, "Now the Spirit clearly says that in the last days some will depart from the faith and pay attention to seducing spirits..."

I’ve got to be honest with you, my friend, you stunned me this week when you announced that after almost 20 years of marriage you and Shannon were ending your marriage and that you no longer consider yourself a Christian. 

You also stated that you were reevaluating your views on the LGBTQ agenda and apologizing to them for not supporting same-sex marriage and affirming their place in the church. 

 

If God convicted you of un-Christlike attitudes towards homosexuals that’s good. If you’re wandering into unscriptural acceptance of sexual activity that God calls “shameful, unnatural, degrading, impure, indecent and perversion” (Rom. 1:21-32), I beseech you to "stop and turn back to unchanging Biblical truth." You know I’m not talking about people struggling with same-sex attraction but those who “not only do them but also give hearty approval to those who practice them (Rom. 1:32).

 

My brother, here in Nashville the entire Christian community watched the sad story of a thriving megachurch collapse as the pastor, to whom I personally appealed, decided to become "gay affirming and inclusive." Local and national media celebrated the development but soon he announced the breakup of his marriage as he drifted into heresy, eventually leaving Nashville with multitudes left heartbroken, confused and devastated.

Time for a Wake Up Call?

Josh, you’re in your 40s. Billy Graham once said, when asked what one thing he learned as he aged, "How quickly it all goes by."

Remember the compelling question you posed readers in I Kissed Dating Goodbye? Chapter 14: "What Matters at 50?"

Doris and I have faced incredible pressures, conflicts and challenges in our 43 years of marriage and ministry but by the grace of God we continue to honor what we vowed before God, each other and many witnesses on April 10, 1976. Along with our brides, we know there are only two kinds of marital couples: those who admit their problems and those who don’t. All couples have problems.

What about Billy and Ruth Graham?

Ruth was once asked in an interview if she ever thought about divorce in her marriage to Billy? She responded without hesitation, yet jokingly, "Divorce? No. Murder, yes!"

A Tragic Tale

Years ago I sat in my dining room with one of the premier preachers in America. I devoured his teachings and once I was married Doris and I both continued listening to his outstanding messages.

At the height of his ministry, he began compromising his biblically informed convictions and wandered into more comfortable and convenient doctrinal positions. Sitting across from me he said he reached the point where he wanted "personal peace" rather than problems with his wife. 

He separated from her and their six or seven children. He got involved with another woman. His reputation disintegrated and his ministry and church came apart. Someone shared with me the effect it had on the children especially one son who spun off into drugs. The last time I spoke with the man he was doing some work on a dock if I recall correctly. 

 

  • What if he’d humbled himself and sought counseling? I’m not talking about psycho-babble and therapeutic victimhood but godly counsel over a period of time with a seasoned biblical counselor?

  • What if he led the way with his wife in coming to a place where they put everything on the table in strictest confidentiality and dealt with generational issues, destructive habit patterns, unwise "friendships", pornography, flirtation with the opposite sex, parenting disagreements, anger issues, undisciplined spending, sexual problems and the like?

 

  • What if he and his wife made the difficult decision to reject the lies of the enemy, repent, forgive and persevere no matter what the cost, while believing God's authoritative Word that redemptive grace would bring them to victory? "No temptation has taken you except what is common to man. God is faithful, and He will not permit you to be tempted above what you can endure, but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it" (1Cor.10:13).

 

  • What if he and his wife quietly enlisted the support of trusted friends to engage in intercessory prayer on their behalf during their season of adversity and testing?
       

 

A Defining Moment 

 

Josh, and Shannon, I want to assure you that this is truly a defining moment for both of you as you well know. There are multitudes of people all over this nation and abroad who love you and are praying for you right now. I am in that caring company available to you so don’t hesitate to call me for encouragement, counsel or prayer.

More importantly, Jesus is praying right now as the One Who gave His life for you, committed to save you from a path that undermines the abundant life he desires for you and your family. "Therefore He is able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, because He at all times lives to make intercession for them" (Heb.7:25).

"Then the Lord said, ‘Simon, Simon, listen! Satan has demanded to have you to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have repented, strengthen your brothers" (Lk.22:31).

Here's the deal: Joshua, my friend, on the cover of your best selling book the image appearing to be you has his face downcast, covered by a hat. Your spiritual family throughout America encourages you to look up confidently knowing that "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble" (Jam.4:6). 

Please don’t kiss your marriage goodbye!

 

Your Friend 'till the End

 

Larry Tomczak

 

Time For A Word with Pastor Matthew Long  “Prodigal: The Lesson of a Loving Father

Time For A Word with Pastor Matthew Long “Prodigal: The Lesson of a Loving Father

July 29, 2019

Join us for the next three installments focusing on the most beloved of Jesus parables: The Prodigal Son. In this edition, we will look at what the father does for the wayward son, which is a portrait of the perfect love of our Heavenly Father! Listen and be blessed!

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “3 Ways to Deal With People Who Put Down America”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “3 Ways to Deal With People Who Put Down America”

July 25, 2019

Go on Amazon and you won't find anything on how to be an effective complainer. Why? Criticizing comes naturally because of our fallen nature.

Christians are directed differently, "Do all things without murmuring and disputing, that you may be blameless and harmless, sons of God, without fault, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine as lights in the world" (Phil. 2:14-15).

Disregarding the directive has consequences. God reminds us "because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things ... you will serve your enemies whom the Lord will send against you" (Deut. 28:47-48a).

This is increasingly important in this critical time. The self-righteous tendency is to "find a flaw—flip 'em in the trash" unless you're Hillary, Che Guevara or a Planned Parenthood operative. The pressure is ever-present to be "politically correct" and embrace their "progressive" anti-American assault perfected by Obama who regularly referred to what's wrong with America.

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A Culture of Complaining

Franklin Graham tells us we are in the battle for the soul of our nation.

The further we drift from our Judeo-Christian foundations, the more people unconsciously conform to a culture of complaining that permeates the atmosphere today. They either take for granted or are simply ignorant of how good we've got it in the USA!

The Democratic presidential candidates breathlessly compete in tearing down our nation and our president. Listen to them bloviate their utopian plans between non-stop pricking holes in the balloons of prosperity we enjoy here in America.

Almost daily some celebrity, commentator or sports figure is in the news or on The View blasting our president, past historical figures and our nation. The brilliant architect of our founding documents, Thomas Jefferson, is now persona non grata; Betsy Ross is wiped off Nike shoes because Colin Kaepernick complained; celebration of the Women's World Cup victory was terribly tarnished because a lesbian leader seized the spotlight to sour the world on Trump and America.

Engaging with people to persuade them to a different viewpoint requires sensitivity and skill. "A soft answer turns away wrath" (Prov. 15:1). Obviously being a good listener, not interrupting and being well-informed are essential.

Here’s the Deal with Larry Tomczak ” The Tragic Self-Destruction of Miley Cyrus “

Here’s the Deal with Larry Tomczak ” The Tragic Self-Destruction of Miley Cyrus “

July 16, 2019

"But he who hears and does not obey is like a man who built a
house on the ground without a foundation, against which the
stream beat vehemently. Immediately it fell, and the ruin of that
house was great Luke 6:49

My heart aches watching the death-spiral of celebrities, especially those
influencing millions of impressionable young people. Lisa Marie Presley
and Miley Cyrus are two examples of many young women on this
perilous path.

Pop starlet, Miley Cyrus, has now gone from purity ring to rabid pro-
abortionist and purveyor of perversion. Her latest music video that I'll
review shortly is beyond the pale. It's disgusting and defiant of the God
Who gave her the abundant talent she squanders for shallow adulation
and short-lived riches. 

When the home she shared with her “lover” burned down not long
ago, Miley was jolted but just momentarily shaken to the core. Scores
of us prayed she’d be sobered by the traumatic experience and return
to her once vibrant relationship with God.

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Is Attending Gay Pride Events: Acceptable or Anathema?”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Is Attending Gay Pride Events: Acceptable or Anathema?”

June 24, 2019

Pop star Taylor Swift, with 102 million Instagram"Swiftie"followers, uses her influence in her
latest music video to mock Christians and make a case for the LGBTQ lifestyles. Showing gay
guys kissing and lesbians like Ellen DeGeneres and transgenders frolicking, she concludes by
asking everyone to support the Equality Act, called "The most serious threat to life and liberty
to ever be proposed by Congress" by Mat Staver, president of Liberty Counsel.
Donating megabucks, exploiting social media, utilizing her musical talents, the once-innocent
superstar is intentional in advocating for homosexuality. Should we Christians stay silent or
seize opportunities to connect with individuals drawn to this lifestyle?
A week ago I served with a team reaching out to over 100,000 people at the Bonnaroo music
festival. Final figures aren’t in but last year over 750 conversions took place and thousands
more had the seed of the gospel planted in their hearts. All this took place in an atmosphere
peppered with immodest dress, drugs and profanity.

Here’s the Deal with Larry Tomczak ” Will Disney Dismember or “Make Dreams Come True” for Dancing Babies?”

Here’s the Deal with Larry Tomczak ” Will Disney Dismember or “Make Dreams Come True” for Dancing Babies?”

June 10, 2019

Today’s technology and high definition sonograms reveal
with amazing clarity images of baby’s delightful thumb
sucking and dancing in the womb. It also discloses with
certainty DNA and detectable heartbeats of in utero
developing little ones. 

How far have we fallen as a society when we deny these
realities and cavalierly exterminate developing babies?

The New York Times cleverly covers recent "heartbeat"
bills protecting human life by using the replacement
phraseology of "embryonic pulsing." At the same time the
New York Legislature which previously cheered for
abortion until the moment of delivery just passed a
statute forbidding the declawing of cats because it is too
painful...inhumane...cruel for critters who must be
protected!

Multitudes of Americans take advantage of scientific
breakthroughs for convenient abortions and what
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas accurately
labeled "Eugenics"  - selective breeding.

Recently PBS
featured a chilling documentary where a smiling mother
casually aborts her twin babies saying, "I feel a sense of
peace."

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” Madonna, McCartney, 40 “Celebs” Evangelized Plus Watch the Miraculous Healing”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” Madonna, McCartney, 40 “Celebs” Evangelized Plus Watch the Miraculous Healing”

June 4, 2019

Franklin Graham states emphatically, “The only hope for
America is another spiritual awakening!” National
repentance and gospel proclamation brings
transformation but what’s essential is Christians
recapturing the vision for evangelism.

Luke 15 gives 3 parables revealing God’s heart for
reaching the lost. He gave his Son to die for everyone
and in our generation He is reigniting a passion for
reaching everyone - our families, friends and even
seemingly unreachable high profile personalities. 

Watch this third installment in the interactive interview
with Daniel Kolenda, leader of Christ for all Nations
ministry and evangelist and cultural commentator, Larry
Tomczak. You’ll be inspired and equipped to believe for
family members and others whom God and you want to
see radically converted in these turbulent times!

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At the conclusion, watch the supernatural power of God
touch the body of a crippled woman who is miraculously
healed before over 100,000 observers!

Jesus came to “seek and save the lost” and our privileged
assignment is to take the baton and finish the task. This
compelling video will help you immensely!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76wXm9JpHxw

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Watch the Supernatural Power of God Miraculously Heal a Crippled Woman”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Watch the Supernatural Power of God Miraculously Heal a Crippled Woman”

May 27, 2019

Dr. Billy Graham told me something that I have passed on to help scores of Christians. Probably no evangelist in history communicated the gospel to more people than this icon in the faith.

A generation is emerging zealous to bring the good news of salvation to a lost and dying world. His daughter, Anne Graham Lotz, told us when he went to heaven that it's our privilege and responsibility as Christ's ambassadors to finish the task.

Christ for all Nations Ministry has recorded 78 million conversions in 32 years, and Reinhard Bonnke's successor, Daniel Kolenda, and I hope you'll be inspired to "take the baton" and enjoy the adventure of lifestyle evangelism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiGw1whSKpA

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” Daniel Kolenda and Larry Tomczak: The Secrets to Successful Evangelism”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” Daniel Kolenda and Larry Tomczak: The Secrets to Successful Evangelism”

May 20, 2019

In the midst of America's moral meltdown, our only hope is another authentic spiritual awakening as we've experienced in our past when reaching this critical point. God's answer to the serious situation in our nation is not primarily legislation and education, which are essential, but regeneration—hearts changed through a spiritual conversion.

Watch this inspiring video with two men passionate for the gospel of Jesus Christ that brings transformation to a nation.

Daniel Kolenda, successor to evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, sits with Larry Tomczak to share secrets of effective evangelism accompanied by signs and wonders as in the book of Acts. See miraculous recovery of sight by a woman touched by the supernatural power of God!

Watch Video Here:

https://youtu.be/QUCGF0IAPs0

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “How Do We Deal With Demonic Attacks on Our Health and Bodies?”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “How Do We Deal With Demonic Attacks on Our Health and Bodies?”

May 13, 2019

A number of years ago I sat in an audience listening to TL Osborne the legendary evangelist. He
asked us to stand if we would give up our eyes for a million dollars.  Not one person stood
realizing how much we take for granted.
Fifteen years ago I lost the sight in my left eye from a condition for which there is no treatment.
Recently I began experiencing similar symptoms in my right eye and was catapulted into the
possibility of total blindness. Please pray for miraculous intervention.
Jesus said, “the eye is the lamp of the body” (Matt. 6:22). Close your eyes for two minutes and
imagine what it’s like not to see. Of the five senses, which would be most devastating to lose?
Imagine the trauma of never seeing your children or grandchildren again; never driving, reading,
writing and seeing the light of day. It's a terrifying prospect.
No Sight or No Vision?
Helen Keller, who had no hearing or sight, told us, “The only thing worse than having no sight
is having no vision.” As we all experience the realities of aging, it’s imperative that to have a
biblically informed perspective on maladies we may face. Some have faith to live until 120 or can
purchase facial makeovers, injections and implants, but scripture tells us, “The outward man is
perishing, yet our inward man is being renewed day by day” (2 Cor. 4:16). 
While it’s important to eat right, exercise regularly and regulate stress for temple maintenance,
are there times when our physical bodies come under attack by the devil? If so, should we
remain passive or simply “chalk it up” to building of character or the sovereignty of God?
Reading Paul's letter to the Galatians we learn that he first preached to them when he was ill.
He told them he was blessed knowing they would be willing to pluck out their eyes to help him.
He mentioned that he wrote with large letters. 
This is the apostle who said, “Satan hindered us” (1 Thessalonians 2:18). He told the Corinthian
church “a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me lest I be
exalted above measure" (2 Cor. 12:7).

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” Mother’s Day Encouragement- God’s Guidance for Happy, Respectful, Obedient Children “

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” Mother’s Day Encouragement- God’s Guidance for Happy, Respectful, Obedient Children “

May 6, 2019

I heard a man of God rehearsing his upbringing when he inserted the following, evoking a hearty laugh from the audience. "People ask me in my mischievous childhood if I ever got spankings? I surprise them when I say I was never spanked. But I sure got some 'wuppins!'"

Enjoying Turner Classic movies and reruns of wholesome family shows like Andy Griffith or Lassie, an occasional spanking for little children was just the norm when they persistently misbehaved. A little protoplasmic stimulation to the backside of learning got a wayward child back on track with a lesson learned.

Celebrating Mother's Day brings  pleasant memories for moms along with some persistent questions like the appropriateness of spanking in our hyper politically correct culture.


Years ago I authored a book now titled, "The Little Handbook of Loving Correction." It was formerly called, "God, the Rod and Your Child’s Bod" but I changed it out of cultural sensitivity. 

For every wonderful mother in America struggling with this nagging issue, receive this biblically informed reassurance as a gift. May it bring peace from alignment with God's plan for raising happy, respectful and obedient children.

     

Realism in Raising Kids

 

Raising children requires a realistic perspective on our inherited sinful nature and a rejection of the "inherent goodness of man." Adam rebelled and all of us have ratified that rebellion because of our inherited sin nature.

 

We don't have to teach children to be selfish, lie, hit their siblings, steal or pout when they don't get their way.  We do have to train them to learn to control themselves and do what is pleasing to God.

 

Don't you just love it when parenting "experts" expound their views on TV in their world of Utopia? A couple living together with no children confidently shares their "wisdom" philosophy about raising their future children by simply reasoning with them, calmly affirming them and ignoring clear cut disobedience as "a stage they'll grow out of."

 

Yeah, right. Wait 'till they confront strong-willed little Grayson in all his glorious defiance one day! This is why seasoned veterans wince at this idealism and understand bumper stickers reading: "Insanity is inherited. You get it from your children."

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” Democrat 6-Point Battle Plan to Take Down America “

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” Democrat 6-Point Battle Plan to Take Down America “

April 29, 2019

"Discernment is not simply telling the difference between what is right and wrong; rather it is the difference between right and almost right."  Charles Spurgeon

Discernment is a skill that God calls us to develop. It doesn’t just happen. It requires discipline and practice. It’s a mark of maturity and right now the very future of our nation demands we develop and deploy it. 

"Everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a baby. But solid food belongs to those who are mature, for those who through practice have powers of discernment that are trained to distinguish good from evil" (Heb. 5:13-14). 

Last week I embarked on a long overdue project to declutter my study and put things in order for greater productivity and efficiency. I invested over 21 hours in the task and watched gleefully as the garbage men hauled away the results. Upon completion I revisited my room repeatedly to enjoy the sense of accomplishment it brought. 

Carefully surveying articles, documents, folders, books, manuals and publications required discernment to "take out the precious from the worthless" (Jer.15:19). In a similar way, I am convinced that God wants us to educate ourselves, family, friends and churches to examine and expose "worthless," destructive schemes being promoted by political parties, politicians and presidential candidates today. When a presidential aspirant declares his candidacy, sealing it with a kiss for his gay "spouse" before a national audience, isn't it time for sober evaluation?

Warnings to Heed

America presently is on the threshold of cataclysm. Leftist-leaning extremists want to see the downfall of America as we’ve known it to replace it with a "progressive" new order. 

At the same time a "woke" moment is occurring amongst scores of freedom loving, patriotic, fair-minded citizens realizing we must coalesce as a bulwark against the surge of secularism or our children and grandchildren will awaken one day in a country unrecognizable to us. 

One of our great presidents, Ronald Reagan, challenged us: "It is up to us in our time to choose, and choose wisely, between the hard but necessary task of preserving peace and freedom, and the temptation to ignore our duty and blindly hope for the best while the enemies of freedom grow stronger day by day."

Here’s the Deal with Larry Tomczk “The Democratic Party, Mueller Report and Turning Back to God”

Here’s the Deal with Larry Tomczk “The Democratic Party, Mueller Report and Turning Back to God”

April 24, 2019

For years my trademark closing to the commentaries I’m privileged to pen is the familiar phrase, “Here’s the Deal.” It represents a summary conclusion, a takeaway from what I attempted to communicate.

This time I’m flipping the order not to be clever but because I feel compelled to convey something critical for us to understand at this critical time. 

Reprehensible conduct within the Democratic Party and release of the long-awaited Mueller Report have brought to the surface once again the necessity of “draining the swamp” in our nation's Capital.

Here’s the deal: The Democratic Party and its allies in an increasingly corrupt media have gone off the rails engaging in an insidious scheme to remove our president. This unrighteous activity is out of step with the majority of fair-minded, freedom loving, patriotic citizens and demonstrates a desperation that’ll backfire and bring about another defeat for Democrats in 2020. 

Identify With This Journey?

My parents were dyed-in-the-wool Democrats. We supported John F. Kennedy and voted enthusiastically for Jimmy Carter as a “born-again” president. But like once-Democrat, Ronald Reagan said, “I didn’t leave the Party; the Party left me” so I soon said with multitudes, “I too am outta’ here!”

An attorney friend of mine told me recently that he always voted Democrat but he stopped last time around.

My wife and my favorite black preacher, a Marine Corps veteran, graduate of Harvard Law School and adjunct professor of law, E.W. Jackson challenges Christians to leave the Democratic Party today. He boldly declares: “Let God’s people go!” The bishop believes the time has come for a wholesale exodus. 

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Handling Argumentative People Invited to Easter Services “

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Handling Argumentative People Invited to Easter Services “

April 15, 2019

More non-Christians and guests attend church services on Easter than any other time of the year. What a wonderful opportunity to reach out to family, friends and neighbors to experience God's Presence and the transformative gospel message.

Yet today in our polarized and hyper-politicized culture, many people joining us are not shy to express strong opinions regarding sensitive issues of our day. Some are hankering for confrontational interaction so we need to be ready.

Fake news and deception abounds ,and Scripture tells us "always be ready to give an answer for the hope we have" (1 Pet.3:15). We need to be equipped so we're confident and convincing when we engage others in conversations.

In past interactions with Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Ellen DeGeneres, Anderson Cooper and others, the Lord has helped me handle questions and issues in a winsome way.

Do you know how to "take the heat" when you courageously stand up for the truth in today's pop culture? Topics like radical Islam, illegal immigration, abortion, gun control plus thorny questions like "Is Jesus Christ the only way?" require preparation and clear answers.

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “This Friday’s “Day of Silence” Harmless or Harmful for Your Children?”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “This Friday’s “Day of Silence” Harmless or Harmful for Your Children?”

April 8, 2019

"Students listen up. Just days ago Chicago, the 3rd largest American city,

elected its first lesbian, socialist, same-sex partnered, black female mayor,

Lori Lightfoot!  In her acceptance speech she said, 'I think about the

children...boys and girls seeing leaders who look like them.' And the mayor

of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, is also gay and 'married' to his

homosexual partner and preparing to declare his candidacy for President of

          the United States! Let's give it up for LGBTQ advances today!"

This Friday is a big day in thousands of elementary schools, middle and high schools, colleges and universities across America. GLSEN (The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) promotes underhandedly the LGBTQ lifestyle to impressionable sons and daughters by calling for solidarity with a "Day of Silence". This diabolical initiative erodes and corrupts the innocence and morals of our children at a time when "progressives" propagandize the LGBTQ ideology in our schools.

Since God directs fathers and mothers to train their children in righteous standards, it’s imperative that you find out if your particular school is one of scores signed on to this annual propaganda “promo.” Parents can put their collective foot down at this insidious trickery by joining in the nationwide DOS ("Day of Silence" Walkout).This also provides an excellent opportunity to share respectfully with school officials you "choose today whom you will serve...as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" (Josh 24:15).

 

While you're checking, you may want to inquire if the library is allowing registered sex offenders to perform  drag queen routines and readings for children, the latest "trend" in diversity training in schools today.    

Vigilance Required

Years ago Senator Patrick Moynihan (Dem., N.Y.) warned us how we need to be alert to attempts at "defining deviancy down". In other words, we need to be on guard to those intentionally endorsing behavior that was once stigmatized and abnormal, bringing it to the "normal" level.

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” 10 Takeaways from 31st Annual Prophetic Leadership Roundtable “

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” 10 Takeaways from 31st Annual Prophetic Leadership Roundtable “

April 1, 2019

Through the corridors of time we hear the voice of 16th century reformer Martin Luther reminding us: "If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point that the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages is where the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to be steady on all the battlefield besides, is merely flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point."

To collectively discern the issues God is calling us to address today, about 25 senior Christian leaders attend a Roundtable summit each year. We reaffirm our commitment to declare the transformative message of the gospel and "hear what the Spirit says to the churches" (Rev.2:7) at this specific time in history. 

It is one of the highlights of my year as we gather to cultivate friendships, collectively learn from one another and consider prayerfully how to best serve those whom we are privileged to influence.

Rick Joyner, a seasoned veteran and prophetic leader, hosts the event that many of us enjoy as a refreshing "family reunion." I’m honored to join Steve Strang, General Jerry Boykin, Ret., Wellington Boone, Ricky Skaggs, Jim and Lori Bakker, Janet Porter, Bob Weiner, John Dawson and others (Dr. Michael Brown, Mike Bickle, Cindy Jacobs and others are also sometimes with us).

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Soon released movie as impactful as “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak “Soon released movie as impactful as “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”

March 25, 2019

Come Friday, March 29, a fantastic film will open in a theater near you. It pulls back the curtain on the subterfuge of the abortion industry. This movie should be supported by pro-life Americans across the board. As champions of justice and guardians of truth, we must invest the time and money to make this a success.

Hollywood liberals and America's No. 1 abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, did not want a film released nationwide because it reveals the lies and exploitation that rationalizes taking the lives of thousands of unborn little babies each day.

Unplanned does exactly that in a true story featuring its own "Employee of the Year" and youngest director of an abortion "clinic" in their infamous history.

Abby Johnson participated in 22,000 abortions and was radically transformed. She renounced the manipulation of women and began speaking out boldly and passionately to protect innocent little children waiting to be born. She had been one of their most gifted spokeswomen, encouraging multitudes of vulnerable girls and women by deceiving them: "This is women's health care, and these are your reproductive rights!"

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” One Man Who Changed an Entire Nation”

Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak ” One Man Who Changed an Entire Nation”

March 19, 2019

A number of years ago, there was a character on Saturday Night Live named Debbie Downer.

A depressed-looking, bug-eyed, frumpy woman, Downer had a knack for sharing negative information when others were trying to celebrate. Hang with me for a moment as this commentary starts with a Debbie Downer moment.

  • Patrick was not Irish.
  • As a young man he had no interest in God.
  • He never drove out any snakes because there were none in Ireland.
  • His use of a shamrock to teach the Trinity is cute for children, but it's just a myth.
  • There is no such thing as a leprechaun.
  • Patrick didn't drink Guinness beer because it didn't exist.

Waaaah Waaaah!

Now I'm not a party pooper. I enjoy a celebration, but enjoy it even more when I understand what's legitimate and what's legend.

With St. Patrick's Day and all the green, the parades, parties with Irish stew and toasts to the "luck of the Irish," let's get behind the blarney to focus on an incredible man of God who transformed a nation through the proclamation of the gospel and the planting of churches.