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Hello my name is Jerral Campfield and this web site is dedicated to Moral Recognition Therapy using Biblical principles. Please come back often to join me in understanding Gods hands are outstretched still to forgive.

Holiness
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 07 April 2006

Holiness

Christianity today wrote about two week ago how that 10 denominational leaders have been studying the last three years,  what is going on in our Churches, that we need to be concerned with and they came up with a Holiness Manifesto.

These included both Pentecostal and non-Pentecostal branches of the movement, as well as black and white denominations. The participating denominations are the Salvation Army, Church of the Nazarene, Free Methodist Church, Brethren in Christ, International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, International Pentecostal Holiness, Church of God (Anderson, Indiana), Church of God in Christ, Shield of Faith, and the Christian & Missionary Alliance.

“The Holiness Manifesto says that "holy people are not legalistic or judgmental. They do not pursue an exclusive private state of being better than others. Holiness is not flawlessness but the fulfillment of God's intention for us."

The document says that holiness is not "an exclusive private state of being" and frames holiness as neighbor love. It uses "covenant" language. There's a more communal understanding of holiness in this statement, that holiness is not just about us as individuals but about individuals belonging to a covenant people.”

Representatives from 10 different denominations came together and the question asked them was. How often do official representatives of those groups get together for a common purpose?
It hasn't happened before.

“This is a historic first?”
”It is. This excites me as I look back in church history. The Holiness movement gave rise to these churches and then came the Azusa Street Revival. But these commonly founded groups wound up in a three-way split. We had the Pentecostals and then the Silents, the ones who weren't loud or noisy. And then you had a split between the blacks and the whites. And I don't know of any time since then that those three categories of people have come together in a common project—especially around this message—until this moment. And so, we've got the Pentecostal stream (the Foursquare and the Shield of Faith and International Pentecostal Holiness), and we've got the Silents (the Nazarenes, the Wesleyans, Free Methodists, Brethren in Christ). We've got the black church (the Shield of Faith and the Church of God in Christ) and the whites. And so it's very exciting. Even if it may only be a small start, it signals that God wants us together around something that transcends our divisions and that his holiness is a unifying, convening place.”

 

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WHATS OUR MOTTO?
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Thursday, 30 March 2006

WHATS OUR MOTTO?

 

Business Worlds Motto R.O.I =Return on Investment - Make as much as you can, as soon as you can, when you can.

 Leadership World Motto Return on Individuals – 4 P’s Performance, Proficiency, Productivity and Profit equals  C-Competence times  M-Motivation.

 Leadership is a word today very difficult to understand, for we have so many blind people leading the blind and we are not achieving our potential. I would like to give you a picture of what I am doing here in the Yakima Jails as a Chaplain, along side the other Chaplains.

 Jesus is one man in history that was a leader of leaders, for He was sent to the world to be a leader by His Father, God. He choose 12 men to follow Him and he would make them disciples, but one Judas decided not to follow instead rejected the Lord as savior. Who are we following?

 

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Prisons and Jails Bulging
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Saturday, 25 March 2006

PRISONS AND JAILS BULGING

Here are some observations I see happening in my life at the jails here in Yakima and in what is happening to our jails and prisons in the United States.

Prisons and jails are bulging at the seams; we’re building new and larger facilities to hold more inmates. Through out the nation many facilities are built, with no money to place residents in them. Many are being released, before their sent time, to make room for more inmates coming in. This is causing lots of frustration to citizens through out the nation, as we’re putting criminals out on our streets, before they complete their sentencing.

I see inmates daily needing to be rehabilitated to reduce recidivism; this requires a community effort to make sure we use what has been built.

I understand the power of prayer, for without it we are just another person struggling to achieve our potential. I would encourage everyone to pray for the jail ministry here in Yakima, as we work with staff and those in authority over us. Pray the Lord will open the hearts of people to accept the truth, the way, and the life, that is only found in knowing the Lord, as our personal Savior. I see people daily who begin to want to change as they accept the truth.

 

 

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