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Mark Swarbrick attended the University of Illinois and received his diploma in Ministerial Studies from the Berean School of the Bible, Global University, an accredited college affiliated with the Assemblies of God. He was ordained by the Assemblies of God and pastored in Arizona for five years. Swarbrick was an instructor at Arizona Automotive Institute and has written curriculum for Gateway Community College in Phoenix. Pastor Swarbrick has worked as an Associate Pastor, Worship Leader, Youth Pastor and as Senior Pastor.

Libraries Above the Law?

Library Director Apparently Believes he is Above the Law – Wife Lashes Out Calling Parents and Concerned Citizens Bigots

by Mark Swarbrick

House of PornDixon Public Library Director Antony Deter and his vociferous wife are using the liberal fake news media in their vain attempt to defend their propagation of child pornography from the Dixon Public Library. A recent hit piece in the far left-wing online news site, Illinois Delivered, has Deter sanctimoniously stating, “From an ethical point of view, I can’t just remove books because someone asked me to.”

How interesting that Deter tries to use “ethics” to defend his choice to have the porn there to begin with. Of course, no one is asking Deter to remove books just “because someone asked.” The real truth is that numerous people in the community are demanding that illegal child pornography be removed because the law of the land requires it.

The material in question graphically shows children engaging in sex acts and is therefore illegal and those distributing it must be prosecuted in court. The federal stature classifies the material as illegal child pornography, to wit:

“Section 1466A of Title 18, United States Code: “Any person who…knowingly produces, distributes, receives, or possesses with intent to distribute, a visual depiction of any kind, including a drawing, cartoon, sculpture, or painting, that depicts a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct…or depicts an image that is, or appears to be, of a minor engaging in…oral-genital contact…whether between persons of the same or opposite sex…or attempts or conspires to do so, shall be subject to the penalties provided in section 2252A.”

Deter’s wife stands with her husband in defense of the distribution of this illegal kiddie porn and has vehemently attacked concerned parents of the community. For example, the article in Illinois Delivered quotes her as saying that she hates those opposed to the porn in the library. She calls these concerned citizens bigots, saying, “I hate bigots and I don’t say it enough.”

This has been a consistent theme of those promoting the kiddie porn in the Dixon Library. They claim that anyone concerned about children seeing kiddie porn must be people who hate homosexuals. But as per Deter’s own words, she is the one doing the hating.

Surprised by the unprecedented passionate objections by locals, Deter complains, “There’s been nothing (before) where it’s personal like this.” As is typical of liberals, they can fling out the abuse by the truckload but when it comes back at them in teaspoons, they become apoplectic. They can dish it out but they can’t take it.

Dixon Mayor Li Arellano Jr has weighed in, saying, “I don’t want these images accessible to my kids and the kids of the community.” The library board was appointed by the Dixon city council and can be removed by them as well. We can hope the mayor displays leadership in moving the board in the proper direction. Voters will need to watch closely to see if action accompanies lip service. People who push porn on children have no place in the management of a public library.

The mayor also said that the issue has been “sidetracked into much bigger cultural battles.” That is most certainly true. The library board and others in favor of the pornography have tried to twist the matter into a battle against the LGBTQ community, as they know that if they don’t, their campaign to push pornography will fail on its merits, or lack thereof. Concerned citizens opposed to the porn have repeatedly stated publicly that this is not about anything for or against the LGBTQ community, but is a matter of law, common decency, and the protection of the children of the community.

Director Deter has flaunted the laws against child porn and has instead appealed to something he calls “library code,” which he apparently imagines is equivalent to the law of the land. Deter quotes this code, saying, “Censorship must be exercised by patrons for themselves. The Board of Directors and the Library Director cannot restrict the selection of the patron, and neither can the patron restrict the freedom of selection of other patrons.”

Apparently, Antony Deter thinks he is above the law. The citizens of Dixon, Illinois are not that easily deceived. They know that a library can’t just make up its own silly ideas and imagine they contravene federal law. In Deter’s world, there are no U.S. citizens or federal laws, just library patrons and his “library code.” Director Deter and the library Board of Directors have set themselves up as little emperors of their own imaginary kingdom.

Whether Deter likes it or not, federal law trumps his made-up rules. The citizens, through their elected representatives, have created federal law which does in fact “restrict the freedom of selection.” Whether Deter likes it or not, child porn is illegal. Those who possess it and distribute it are subject to prosecution.

Deter has falsely claimed that he can’t remove the illegal material because, “Removing them on a discriminatory basis would put the library in violation of the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause.” This is patently absurd. The 14th Amendment states, “nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

Any rational person can see that removing illegal kiddie porn from a library does not deprive anyone of “life, liberty, or property without due process of law.” Indeed, it is the due process of law that we are demanding. The only ones that will be deprived of anything will be pedophiles who would love this kind of smutty lewdness.

The news article in Illinois Delivered did all it could to add weight to Deter’s empty arguments. The writer quoted the lie from the previous article in the Shaw Local News Network, saying that at the recent public library board meeting, nineteen people spoke in favor of keeping the books, and that only nine wanted them removed.

That data is nothing but fallacious fabrication. Only nine people were allowed to speak against the material. Many people were present – over one-hundred total – that had come intending to speak but were not allowed to. The board began reading letters they had solicited that sided with the board’s intention to keep the porn in the library. When an individual opposed to the material asked if more people were going to be allowed to speak, the board said, “No, we are going to read letters now.” At that point, many people, realizing the meeting was a sham, began to leave.

The article goes on with its biased report, saying that “politicized book bans” are attacking libraries across the nation. I guess this is the new name for expecting the law against child porn to be enforced – “politicized book bans.” Deter whines, “The level of attacks against libraries – that’s quite unprecedented in the last few decades. It’s similar to the days of McCarthyism in the 1950s.”

McCarthyism? Seriously? He wants to go there? Okay, let’s go. Mr. Deter was not even alive during the 50’s. I was. While I was taking mathematics classes at Sauk Valley and Rock Valley Colleges in preparation for entering the commercial pilot aeronautics program at the University of Illinois, Mr. Deter was still toddling around in diapers.

So, Deter probably doesn’t know much about the cold war. By the time he was a teenager it was fizzling out. Apparently Deter does not realize that the term “McCarthyism” was invented in the Soviet Union as a derogatory and misleading term intended to be fed to liberal western newspapers. The term was first published in Moscow in the Communist Daily Worker.

At the time, during the height of the cold war in the 1950’s¸ the House Un-American Activities Committee was very concerned about the real danger to national security by the infiltration of Soviet spies in the U.S. government and the subversion of U.S. national interests. Useful idiots in the American news media picked up the implanted term McCarthyism from the Soviets and used it to try to stop these important investigations. It was eventually revealed, years later, that McCarthy was right about the true extent of Soviet spies embedded in the American deep state.

To put it simply, during the cold war, Americans were worried that people might infiltrate our government and try to turn it socialist. I will let the reader decide, if 70 years later, we can see that these concerns were valid. Mr. Deter seems oblivious to all these facts and has used the term McCarthyism the way the left has misappropriated it, to mean a baseless witch hunt.

Is this a witch hunt? The fact is, concerned citizens are once again worried about the country. Libraries across the nation are promoting child porn, and people care about that. Rooting illegal child pornography out of a public library is not a baseless witch hunt, as Deter attempts to portray it. What kind of depraved mind would even try to equate the two?

It is no wonder that libraries are experiencing increased protests from parents. The head of the American Library Association is Emily Drabinski, a self-avowed Marxist and a lesbian. She has stated that her view “includes the subversion of those kinds of normal family types,” i.e. the heterosexual family unit. She is determined to destroy the fabric or our nation by dismembering the traditional American family via pushing homosexuality and pornography on the children of America.

Immoral child porn inflames lust in teens, which leads to premarital sex, which leads to children without a solid two-parent home, which leads to the demise of our society. We are already living that sad reality. The head of the American Library Association is behind all this and is the central porn-pusher behind the very books which decent citizens are trying to have removed. There is indeed a radical agenda afoot and Deter has aligned himself with it.

The Illinois Delivered article tries to portray the comic book Gender Queer as something innocuous by showing a page from the book that presents a smiling family with children. They fail to show the indecent text and images which fill this book, a comic book designed to be alluring to children. Why? Because they know if they show what is really in this dirty magazine, every parent in Lee County will be up in arms, metaphorically speaking.

So, let’s have a look. I can’t show you the images because they are disgusting illegal child porn. Some have tried to post them on Facebook, but they were taken down for the reason of “going against community standards.” Pretty sad when the liberal screeners of Facebook have more scruples than the director of our public library.

But I can tell you about them. This dirty rag is filled with graphic discussions by children about masturbation and different kinds of sexual activity. Page 63 has a young girl saying to another adolescent girl:

“It really never occurred to you to put something into your vagina, not even a finger? So you’ve never tasted yourself? You should try.”

The next cartoon frame shows a picture of the girl’s hand dripping with goo, with the heading: “And so: Vagina Slime.”

Page 61 continues with sexual talk of two other children. The text defines the age of the two children as “11 or 12 years old,” and the next frame on page 62 shows the two naked children engaged in sex with one on top of the other.

On page 168, two cartoon frames show what appears to be the same young children. The two pictures show one boy with the penis of the other boy in his mouth. The illustrations are graphic, leaving nothing to the imagination.

The Illinois Depraved article ­– oh, excuse me, I mean the Illinois Delivered article – feigns outrage at considering this porn, saying, “Now, not only have people called for his (the director’s) firing, but he’s also been accused by some of those who want the book removed for peddling child pornography and having a radical agenda.”

I think it is pretty clear to any normal and decent person that this indeed is child pornography and the director of the Dixon Library does have a radical agenda. Furthermore, opinions of leftists on this do not matter. The law is what matters and the law defines any cartoon that seems to depict children engaging in sexual activity as illegal child porn. Period. Full stop. End of story.

We don’t want this material merely removed from the shelves or locked away in the library where people can see it if asked for. No. We want it confiscated by the Illinois State Police or by the U.S. Federal Marshal’s Office. We want the material used as evidence to prosecute everyone responsible for trying to shove this nastiness in the faces of our children.

Antony Deter and his wife have taken their stand with debauchery and wickedness, believing their political affiliations will make them immune to prosecution. We shall see. Dixon, Illinois was in the national news a few years ago about the failure to detect millions of dollars fraudulently embezzled from the city. It is looking like Dixon will once again be in the national news.

The rest of America will see what is happening in Dixon when this hits the national news on the Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity’s Fox News shows. Both Federal and State investigations are in the works. Let’s see if the local government officials responsible for this travesty can take the heat, or if they will wisely decide to get out of the kitchen.

Library board members say that only Director Deter is responsible for retaining or removing the illegal material. I’m not so sure that gets the board members off the hook. I know if I were a member of the library board, I would abandon ship before it sinks with me in it. If I were Director Deter, I would lawyer up and call my bail bondsman, or better yet, I think it would be best if he would fall on his knees in repentance and beg God’s forgiveness. He, and those who keep him in office, are likely to find the Almighty more gracious and forgiving than the voters of Dixon.

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Christianity and Politics

By Mark W. Swarbrick
 
Politics is not the answer to the world’s problems. Jesus is. I have heard that maxim preached from the pulpit nearly all my life. And it is true. However, it is not the whole truth. There is more to it than that. The reason I say that is because many people have misinterpreted that statement to mean that politics doesn’t matter, or shouldn’t matter much to the Christian. I want to explain why politics should matter a great deal to Christians.
 
Jesus is the answer. But we must realize that until He returns, the works of Christ are performed on this earth by the hands and feet of Christians. So for right now, the answer is not just waiting for Jesus’ return and hoping God’s will happens. The answer lies in the hands of Christians who will pray for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven, and then get out there in the world and work to bring it to pass. Leading people to Christ is the foundation, but working for God’s will to happen on earth should extend beyond that into every area of human endeavor.
 
SATAN’S PLAYGROUND
 
As we examine history, we see that politics has always been a battleground between good and evil. Consider the rise of Adolf Hitler as an example. His effort to take over the entire world was a reign of terror unequaled in all of earth’s history, causing the death of 85 million people. Millions more were wounded and crippled. Cities were reduced to rubble by years of bombing. It took a world-wide effort to stop the satanic evil that was Adolf Hitler.
 
But how did all that evil start? With a small political party. The National Socialist German Workers’ Party, to be exact, otherwise known as the NAZIS. If only Germans had been more concerned about the political happenings in their own country. If only more German Christians had been more politically active instead of staying in their little Christian bubble and ignoring what was happening around them.
 
The danger was easily apparent to any German who cared enough to read Hitler’s book, Mein Kampf, which was written in 1925 before Hitler came to power. In it he taught that it was the right of the strong to exterminate the weak. Hitler was truly a beast, believing a nation should behave like a wild animal and devour those that could be conquered and he said so loud and clear. Survival of the fittest through war was the way of evolution, he said.
 
It was no secret what Hitler was. But there were not enough Christians in Germany who cared. And it wasn’t that there were not plenty of Christians. Germany was the birthplace of Protestantism, the home of Martin Luther. There were enough Christians, just not enough Christians who cared about what was happening to their government. It was politics, you see, and cultured people shouldn’t mix religion and politics, or so they had been led to believe.
 
Satan has a plan that he has been trying to implement throughout history. From the Tower of Babel to Hitler’s Germany to the United Nations, to the World Health Organization, and to the European Union, we detect an unseen force working to bring about a one-world government. Scripture reveals a devil who plans to put one evil man at the head of such a government. That is Satan’s plan and we dare not be ignorant of his schemes.
 
As part of this plan, Satan has fostered and influenced evil men to establish totalitarian governments that ban the Bible and forbid Christianity. Today there are 52 countries that have already made the Bible illegal. Obviously, Satan has been relentlessly and purposely pursuing his plans for governmental control over the world and that is why politics is the devil’s playground. He uses it to stamp out Christianity, ban the Bible and persecute Jews.
 
SATAN’S WORK IN AMERICA
 
As I have illustrated, Satan attempts to use political processes to gain control over a country. Satan’s diabolical efforts are plainly seen in America in the Democratic Party. That party favored slavery during the Civil War. They cruelly forced the Indians onto reservations. They opposed civil rights in the 1960s. They voted against any mention of God in campaign literature. They viscously promote the murder of innocent babies. They encourage homosexuality and transgenderism. They want men in ladies rest rooms. They favor large totalitarian socialist government. Their open border stance is in line with Satan’s one-world plan. They oppose any mention of Jesus within the public political arena. They accuse Christians of being “anti-science” because we believe in prayer and a creator.
 
Under Obama’s Democrat regime we saw no mention of Jesus, but only rainbow lights over the White House, celebrating same sex marriage. Obama gloried in sodomy. He proclaimed we were no longer a Christian nation. Republican President Trump is a big contrast, for he openly talks about the value of personally knowing Jesus Christ and frequently attends prayer meetings. It is abundantly clear from what is happening right here in America: Good and evil are at war with each within the political arena. Because Satan is involved in politics, he tries to keep Christians out of it so he can work unopposed. Those who scream “separation of Church and State” are actually doing the devil’s bidding.
 
SPIRITUAL WARFARE
 
Ephesians 6:12 says: “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
 
We will consider what that passage means, but first let us consider what it does not mean. It does not mean that good men do not ever struggle against flesh and blood. That should be obvious, otherwise a Christian police officer could never apprehend a bank robber. It would mean America was wrong to go to war against Hitler’s Germany.
 
Indeed, sometimes we do wrestle against flesh and blood, just as Jesus did when he chased the money changers out of the temple with a whip. In the Old Testament we see where Israel’s spiritual battles often involved going to war against evil nations. In the New Testament we see the Apostle Paul saying such things as:
 
“Some…concerning faith have made shipwreck: Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme…Among them are Armenaeus and Phileitus, men who have gone astray from the truth…their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort, who have strayed concerning the truth…whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households, teaching things which they ought not…” (1 Tim 1:19-20, II Timothy 2:16-18 & Titus 1:11)
 
In the Book of Revelation Jesus had a message for the church in Pergamum. There were some false teachers there that had to be dealt with. Jesus warned: “Therefore repent. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth.” (Rev 2:16) Jesus was not saying these false teachers would make his return happen sooner. He was saying He would visit that church through the Holy Spirit operating in the elders of the Church and Jesus says that he would make war by “the sword of my mouth.” In other words, elders and prophets would rise up under the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit and publicly and powerfully oppose their false teaching.
 
In all these cases we see Jesus and the apostles wrestling against flesh and blood. What then does Ephesians 6:12 mean? It means that our primary fight is not against people, but against demonic hosts. It doesn’t mean we never have to oppose people. It simple means that we rely on the spiritual power of prayer and the gifts of the Holy Spirit and that we recognize the true enemy is not deceived people but the devil who has deceived them.
 
Nevertheless, there are times that spiritual evil manifests physically through people and at such times, a physical response is often appropriate. Let us not forget there was a time when Jesus had to say to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.” (Matthew 16:23) We must not sit on our laurels and be so heavenly minded that we are no earthly good. A famous preacher of the eighteenth century said it concisely: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men should do nothing.”
 
AMERICA AT A CROSSROADS
 
In 1967 President Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again.”
 
America is at a crossroads. Opposition to the laws of God has reached a crescendo. Never in my lifetime have I seen such debauchery and vile wickedness paraded in the streets and across the airwaves such as it is today. From high government leaders down to the most common of people, godless men and women are reveling in their sexual perversions and blood lust for the genocide of innocent babies. They are clamoring for a godless socialist country. They would turn the USA into the USSR.
 
They are proud of their wickedness. They are working relentlessly to abolish our Constitution and bring in an evil government that deprives us of our God-given rights. Who can say what horrors would follow? If we refuse to take a stand concerning great moral issues then we have acquiesced to evil. Let us not be like the Christians of Germany in the 1930s. They ignored the wickedness in a political party and let it go on. As a result, they saw their nation destroyed and the world wrecked.
 
Jesus is the answer but that answer will only come to the world as we surrender our hearts and lives to the point where we become doers of the word and not hearers only. We must care enough to work hard to change the world according to biblical principles and standards. We must not put our light under a bushel, but put it up on a stand for the world to see.
We must be so empowered by the Holy Spirit that we have the courage to speak up and promote righteousness while opposing evil in every form.
 
Abraham Lincoln said: “Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” In other words, fail to let our Christian morals influence our nation and it shall be ourselves and our children’s children who will suffer. We ignore our civic duty at our own peril. As President Ronald Reagan so aptly put it, “If we ever forget we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
 
Jesus and his love, his forgiveness, his righteousness, his teaching about judgment to come – all these truths and more must be proclaimed in every venue, in the backyards, the streets, the alleys, in the marketplace, in homes, and in the halls of Congress. The message of Christ must go forth from the Christian pulpit and permeate the podiums of political discourse where it can change the course of a wayward nation before it is too late.
 
We have a political party in America that wants to continue slaughtering babies at the rate of nearly a million a year. Hear the word of God:
 
“If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small. Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, ‘Behold, we did not know this,’ does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?” (Proverbs 24:10-12)
 
Apathy can be more deadly than a virus. Every Christian must oppose the Democratic party just as every German should have opposed Hitler’s NAZI party. You cannot serve both God and Satan and you cannot be a Christian and support a party that murders the innocent and flaunts vile wickedness. “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.” (2 Co 6:17)
 
A Christian who is not an activist for righteousness in some manner has retreated from the battlefield. I will conclude with these words of wisdom from a world traveler who came to America in the 17th century. He made this profound observation:
 
“I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers, and it was not there. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her fertile fields and boundless forests, and it was not there. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her rich mines and her vast world commerce, and it was not there. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her public-school system and her institutions of learning, and it was not there. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution, and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.”

The Swaggarite Test

By Mark W. Swarbrick

 You just might be a Swaggarite if…

Jimmy Swaggart is a talented musician and an entertaining and dramatic orator. Most of what he teaches and preaches on television is orthodox Christian doctrine with a clear presentation of the gospel. His stranger teachings are mainly expounded in his books, monthly magazine and Bible commentary, consequently the general television audience is typically unaware of the darker side of his ministry.

But there are many other people who are aware of his bizarre teachings and simply don’t care, being so enamored with Jimmy Swaggart that they have discarded their discernment. These folks seem willing to believe whatever he says, convinced he is a great anointed holy man of God with a new revelation from heaven.

Typically, this group refuses to hear any Biblical assessment of his teachings nor are they willing to look at the abundant evidence of his unbiblical teachings and practices. They are more interested in following Swaggart than in being like the noble Bereans of Acts 17:11 who were, “examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.”

Those in this latter category I have labelled Swaggarites. A Swaggarite will care more about believing whatever Jimmy Swaggart and his cohorts declare than in what the Word of God says. What follows is a test to determine if one is a Swaggarite. The references where Swaggart’s aberrant teaching can be found is listed in each case.

Here’s how to tell if you, or someone you know, is a Swaggarite:

  1. If you agree with Jimmy Swaggart that any Christian that doesn’t speak in tongues (Billy Graham, for example) “is of little worth in the kingdom of God,” then you just might be a Swaggarite. (Luke 24:49 Jimmy Swaggart commentary on Luke 24:49, The Expositor’s Study Bible)
  2. If you agree with Jimmy Swaggart that Heaven is a planet in our universe which is in the direction “north.” And that God the Father and the Holy Spirit both have bodies like a human body and that God can only be in one place at a time, then you just might be either a Swaggarite or a Mormon. (Jimmy Swaggart commentary on 2 Corinthians 12:2, Psalms 75:6, Exodus 33:23, Deuteronomy 4:16, Expositor’s Study Bible, Jimmy Swaggart, Questions and Answers Baton Rouge: Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, 1985, Page 199.)
  3. If you believe that Jimmy Swaggart has received a special revelation from God that is, has he says, “new to the Church,” and that Jimmy has received “more light than the Church has previously known,” and that his revelation sheds “more light on that which was originally given to Paul,” then you just might be a Swaggarite. (In Swaggart’s book, “Brother Swaggart Here is my Question About the Cross,” Swaggart says, “Considering that this message is new to the church…”,http://www.francesandfriends.com/message-cross/)
  4. If you believe that nearly all churches except Swaggarite churches are apostate, then you just might be a Swaggarite. (https://www.christiananswerman.com/the-dangers-of-the-swaggart-bible/ See heading: Animosity Toward the Church)
  5. If you believe that Jimmy Swaggart has a secret revelation that is “the single most important material for the believer to know and understand,” and that no church, denomination, minister or teacher has this private revelation except Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, then you just might be a Swaggarite. (See video at: https://www.christiananswerman.com/is-it-a-cult/)
  6. If you agree with Jimmy Swaggart that the Apostle Paul, after he got saved, fell into sin again and again and failed to live for God because he, along with all the apostles, did not understand the cross as it has now been revealed to Jimmy Swaggart, then you just might be a Swaggarite. (Jimmy Swaggart commentary on Romans Chapter 7, Expositor’s Study Bible)
  7. If you don’t care that Jesus instructed us to recognize false teachers by their fruits, and that Paul said a minister must be “above reproach,” and if it doesn’t matter to you that after Jimmy performed his television repentance (in 1988) of visiting prostitutes for over twenty years, that he then continued going to them and was caught again in 1991 and 1995, all the while continuing to minister, then you just might be a Swaggarite. (https://www.christiananswerman.com/forgiveness-for-the-fallen/ See heading: The Hidden History)
  8. If your relationships with friends and family has been fractured since you became a follower of Swaggart, then you just might be a Swaggarite.
  9. If you have quit your church after becoming enamored with Jimmy Swaggart, you just might be a Swaggarite.
  10. If you believe, like Swaggart, that the Bible is wrong when it says that Adam was the first man (1 Corinthians 15:45) then you just might be a Swaggarite. (Jimmy Swaggart commentary on Genesis 1:26, Expositor’s Study Bible, https://www.christiananswerman.com/the-dangers-of-the-swaggart-bible/ see heading: The Gap Theory)
  11. If you think that it’s OK that the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries Print Shop made night-club posters and album covers for bands that promote sexual promiscuity, gang signs, pentagrams, human sacrifice, and violence, or you don’t even want to know about it, then you just might be a Swaggarite. (https://vimeo.com/57422447 Also see: https://www.christiananswerman.com/forgiveness-for-the-fallen/ heading: Print Shop Scandal)
  12. If you think it’s OK that JSM worship and youth leaders dress scantily and pose for a picture while holding liquor bottles and throwing gang signs while at the same time condemning Rick Warren for writing The Purpose Driven Life, then you just might be a Swaggarite. (https://www.christiananswerman.com/forgiveness-for-the-fallen/ See heading Youth Ministry Scandal)