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Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2009 10:00 pm

The Honky Tonk Man walked into the wrestling ring at Vinewood Community Church on Saturday night wearing a black and silver outfit, resembling an Elvis impersonator. Then the crowd joined him as he sang the old '50s Johnny Horton hit "Honky Tonk Man" before taking off his robe and getting ready to rumble.

Honky Tonk, participating in a four-man tag-team match, played to the crowd of about 300 to rile them up. It wasn't hard, since Honky Tonk and his partner, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, were definitely the crowd favorites.

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19 comments:

  • posted at 8:07 am on Sat, May 2, 2009.

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    The first photo with the two women fighting is disturbing.

     
  • posted at 3:53 am on Wed, Apr 29, 2009.

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    free wine tasting sunday nothing wrong with that and people love wine round. stogie sunday swimsuit sunday how bout dont come to church sunday. its all good ya?

     
  • posted at 4:54 am on Tue, Apr 28, 2009.

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    I know, I know, it's an honest typo and I make them all the time, but you really have to appreciate:ordinarycitizen wrote on Apr 27, 2009 12:01 PM:"...to the altar weeping to make things right with the Lord. It's called fruth."Followed minutes later by:ordinarycitizen wrote on Apr 27, 2009 12:08 PM:"Error in my typing: It's called fruit."Again, I understand the slip, but you have to admit it was funny.And how come the headline of this story changed from "Biblical Smackdown"?

     
  • posted at 2:54 am on Tue, Apr 28, 2009.

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    Cogito, I made no implication of Obama, but maybe you can complete your projection?The quote is not mine, I gave credit with the author's initials. But I understand propaganda when I see it and it did not escape my notice that the "Super Show" was not about archeology or biology or thermal hysteresis. It was "...on such an intellectual level, that even the most stupid of those toward whom it is directed will understand it..." and it was intended as nothing more than bait, same as Easter Sponge Bob and iPod giveaways.In many ways the event proved what I've said about organized religion for years, but to see it come to fruition is actually more unsettling than I expected.Anyway, I didn't mean to steal your thunder about making this into another "I Hate Everything About Obama" thread and I can see your anxious. Please, proceed.

     
  • posted at 2:51 am on Tue, Apr 28, 2009.

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    dollar beer night would be a hit, ever think of that?

     
  • posted at 2:44 am on Tue, Apr 28, 2009.

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    Paul said that he was willing to become all things to all people so that by all possible means he might save some. That's what this event was about. Reaching people with the gospel who aren't being reached by other methods. Some might not understand or agree with the method, but these people will answer to God for their means and their motives. And God is able to make them stand. (Romans 14:4)

     
  • posted at 3:25 pm on Mon, Apr 27, 2009.

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    Billy, interesting how you have such an understanding of propaganda, and of how someone could promote the most "wretched sort of life as paradise". That's exactly what Obama is selling to the American public right now.

     
  • posted at 11:27 am on Mon, Apr 27, 2009.

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    All propaganda must be so popular and on such an intellectual level, that even the most stupid of those toward whom it is directed will understand it... Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise. -A.H.

     
  • posted at 9:41 am on Mon, Apr 27, 2009.

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    weezer wrote on Apr 27, 2009 1:17 PM:" Leonard, the Jihadis don't claim to be Christian (root word: Christ, person: Jesus). They're Mohameddan.Same ice cream, different flavor.

     
  • posted at 8:17 am on Mon, Apr 27, 2009.

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    Leonard, the Jihadis don't claim to be Christian (root word: Christ, person: Jesus). They're Mohameddan.

     
  • posted at 8:15 am on Mon, Apr 27, 2009.

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    Audi (a re-post), I get what you're saying (Matt. 24:15) and I agree with you. But take note also of Matt. 7:6.

     
  • posted at 8:11 am on Mon, Apr 27, 2009.

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    Ord. Cit.: practicing discernment is weighing what is said and done against the Word of God, as Christians are commanded to do. If it doesn't align with the clear edicts of Scripture, it's wrong. Sometimes it is not positive, but always correct. By carefully reading my posts, i never tore anyone down personally, I question actions.Ends don't justify the means, that too is unbiblical. God is sovereign and His will be done and the gates of Hell will not prevail, not one who is called shall be lost. We are commaned to preach and teach the Word, God takes care of the results.Who is arrogant enough to believe they can change God's predestined plan for the universe?

     
  • posted at 7:53 am on Mon, Apr 27, 2009.

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    I'm not questioning the sincerity of the wrestlers that professed a relationship with Christ, and their willingness to share their testimonies, it's the circus act that came with it that is repulsive.I do question DiBiase's understanding of biblical truth as he states "..wrestling is the bait." No it is not! God will call who He wills through the proclamation of the gospel message, period.I also question not the sincerity but the wisdom of the church leaders that promoted and endorsed these activities.

     
  • posted at 7:47 am on Mon, Apr 27, 2009.

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    Ordinary: What was Christ's position on violence?There seems to be a considerable distance between "turn the other cheek" and "kick him in the heart".

     
  • posted at 7:20 am on Mon, Apr 27, 2009.

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    To Audi, I would like to ask you a question. Is there anything Biblical about what you wrote in your blog? Were you lifting up, encouraging or edifying two men of God, or tearing them down and being critical? Fruit is what counts. Did you read the side bar of the wonderful things that Building Blocks is doing and hs done for the community of Lodi? Have you volunteered over there? Have you donated your time to those who have needs? I have. And I have gotten to know a little about Kathy and Jim and they have hearts that follow hard after the things of the Lord. I have seen Pastor Jim worship and pray and love those who are unlovely, the down and outers, the poor, the street people, the Eastside people that a whole lot of Lodians tear down. These people have devoted their lives to service and serving, and Jesus was a servant and we are to be just like Him. And I believe that God was pleased over the weekend because men and women who once were lost have now been found and are living their lives for Him. What can be greater than that?

     
  • posted at 7:08 am on Mon, Apr 27, 2009.

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    Error in my typing: It's called fruit. I would like to say this. The event was opened to the public for one purpose, to share about who Jesus is. A lot of people in attendance were not Christians and perhaps those were the ones shouting "you suck", or whatever else was said. And, guess what? In the privacy of your own homes, do you say "suck" or perhaps worse? The point that Ted DiBiase was making Sat and Sun in his sermons was this: We can go to church and sit in our pews, maybe even in the same seat Sunday after Sunday and that doesn't make you a Christian. It's living a life that produces good fruit and living how Jesus lived that makes you a Christian. It's living a life of faith Mon-Sat leading up to worship on Sunday that makes you a Christian. The very definition of the word Christian means Christ follower, or one who follows Christ. P.S. Dr. Death was the man's stage name, and that man was gloriously saved by the Grace of Almighty God and was healed of throat cancer and gives nothing but the Glory to God.

     
  • posted at 7:01 am on Mon, Apr 27, 2009.

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    to Audi and Leonard: Are you two sports fans? Do you watch baseball, football, hockey or basketball? How about NASCAR? Well, there are Christians who play ball and race cars - it's called 'work'. It's their job. Wrestling is a job to these men and women as well. Have you been to see a sports figure speak? I have. I have seen former SF Giants speak about their faith and autograph baseballs. I have seen former SF 49er's speak and autograph footballs. The pro-ball players spoke and autographed balls in church. So, what's the difference? If you two would have been at church, Century Assembly yesterday morning and heard Ted DiBiase speak, you would have heard him speak nothing but the solid truth of the Word of God. Nothing adulterated, nothing watered down, nothing but the truth of God's Word. And it spoke volumes to the hearts of men and women alike due to the many who came down to the altar weeping to make things right with the Lord. It's called fruth. It's so easy to sit behind a keyboard and criticize, but it's another to hear and know the truth. The truth will set you free.

     
  • posted at 6:36 am on Mon, Apr 27, 2009.

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    A man addressed as "Dr. Death".Fans shouting "Kick him in the heart!". Fans chanting "You suck! You suck!". A woman autographing swimsuit photos of herself.Tell me Mr. Suess, how any of these actions bring glory to the name of Jesus? Can you biblically defend every action that occurred in your church building over the weekend? How do you justify using God's name and His resources to promote worldly entertainment.Mr. McClelland, Jesus was indeed a friend but that has nothing to due with being in the world and not of the world. He is the most anti-culture figure is history. He hated the culture and how it stymied their relationship with God, and confronted it head on.Nowhere in the Bible did God and His Prophets, nor Jesus and His disciples once poll "the people" to find the pulse of the current culture, or to tailor their ministries in the slightest to appease a world view. The message of salvation is the polar opposite of cultural ideals. The two can not be melded without compromising Biblical truth.You are are effectively building a church of tares.

     
  • posted at 4:52 am on Mon, Apr 27, 2009.

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    Just when you thought that the Jihadiswho claim to be Christian couldn't do anything more to pervert Christ's message.....

     
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