Wake Up Black Christians…PLEASE!



As I read the horrific and blatantly racist rants of Donald Trump I am not really shocked or alarmed, why? Because Trump has been showing his racist and mysogenistic tendencies for years. What REALLY irks me is the number of so-called “Bible Believing” Evangelical Christians that make excuses for Donald Trumps constant racist actions and behaviors, and even MORE shocking is the number of IGNORANT Kneegros that STILL send Paula White, Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Hagin Jr., and Benny Hinn their “firstfruits”, tithes, and seed offerings.

Those of you that know ME know that I constantly try and warn people about the danger of taking the Word out of context, and the dangers of the prosperity “gospel” which is the Merchandising of Jesus. I am really upset because the Black Church got in line with many of these Prosperity Pimps false doctrine and teach in our inner-city churches where poor people are literally raped and pilaged every Sunday because they TRUST the Man of Gawd’s ability to interpret the scriptures….PLEASE WAKE UP!

In the horrible days of slavery Blacks were punished if they tried to read or had possession of books. Before the Holocaust the Nazis burned books especially history books. The Bible says it best “My people PERISH because of the lack of knowledge” What type of knowledge are we lacking that is destroying us?

  1. Knowledge of Self – Black youth need to know that out history didn’t start when we were herded off of slave-ships like cattle, our history is traced back to Africa where we were Kings, Queens, and warriors. I remember Richard Pryor did a skit on his short lived TV show about a group of Archaeologist that discovered a great cache of Egyptian artifacts, and Pryor played their servant….while they were examining things remarked “Wow all these drawings are of Black people”….when he said that they closed his Black behind in the tomb with the TRUTH.
  2. Knowledge of Finances and Business – Every race seems to understand this better than our people, we are a consumer race, and everyone else knows it. We don’t own a damn thing but we buy everything everyone else produces.
  3. Knowledge of God – Yeah we know how to “have church”, but we don’t even know that the people in the Bible we study about were people of color. We also don’t value the power of God IN US. The same God that created the Universe is in YOU…not in a BUILDING…IN YOU!!!!

Dr. M. Hamilton Stevens




Why No Revival in The World:

1. Preachers spend more time preaching about money than Jesus Christ

2. Sexual Immorality is IN THE CHURCH!

3. We are Self-Righteous and refuse to acknowlege our own sin!

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4. We stopped doing the works of Jesus in the community (Feeding the hungry natural food)

5. We don’t realize what the Gospel is anymore, and how powerful it is! (The Gospel is the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Jesus)

6. We catagorize sin instead is realizing ALL sin can send you to hell

7. We don’t love the unsaved, if we did we would share the Good News in love and help them get delivered and set free.

8, Pastors want flunkies NOT Disciples, disciples do the work of ministry (sheep beget sheep)

9. Preaching the truth is NOT popular, stop worrying about your speaker offering and tell the truth!

10. Stop looking to politicians for change! WE ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH!

Why Are So Many Churches Dying?


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If you are a Pastor of a church and your membership is decreasing through the years of ministering, then look back and ask, “What have I been preaching?” Well I am not a prophet or a gambler, but I’ll bet you haven’t been teaching soul winning! If you have ministers in your charge and care, make those lazy rascals go on the street and preach and stop giving them a designated Sunday! I believe a TRUE preacher called of God will preach ANYWHERE! I have never in all my life seen so many sorry excuses for preachers as I have recently. Everyone wants to go full-time ministry! That means live off of the saints! I was full-time in the Air Force overseas! What the church really needs is ministry minded saints that take every opportunity to win a lost soul to Christ. You can do that at work, in the laundry mat, at the golf course, or on a street corner. Jesus was full-time! He preached to the woman at the well, In the wilderness, in the Temple, and even on a boat. Of course I realize very large ministries may need a paid staff. The storefront church on Martin Luther King Blvd. however does not. Jesus told the disciples “freely you received, freely you give.” That means the things of God are not for sale! Sure it is nice when someone blesses you or your ministry, but don’t preach with your hand out!

1Co 9:16 Yet when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, for I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!

1Co 9:17 If I preach voluntarily, I have a reward; if not voluntarily, I am simply discharging the trust committed to me.

  • The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. (Prov. 11)

Sound Advice for Future Chaplains

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Here is some advice for those interested in Chaplaincy. Chaplaincy is a weird dynamic because you are not only clergy but clinical at the same time, you may have to deal with situations that are not always “religious” in nature. When dealing with Non-Believers in an institution using titles like “Evangelist” or “Prophetess” can sometimes block your initial entry into an institution, You know who you are in Christ Jesus and declaring it when introducing yourself to people (as a Prophet) for lack of a better word “creeps them out”, Jesus said “Be WISE as a serpent and harmless as a dove”, when I introduce myself I am Mark Stevens, a Chaplain. Am I anointed YES, Do I operate in the Gift as the Spirit uses me YES, but in an institution you just DO IT…DON’T announce it. I wish you well, take this from an old head that has been in the ministry over 30 years and have had to learn the hard way. I have had to “fire” many volunteers that I am in charge of at the Trauma Hospital I work at. Often well meaning saints forget that you cannot go in a private or public institution and evangelize. The way to share your faith is by FRIENDSHIP!!!! When I visit patients I smile and I ask them how they are doing, but I let THEM lead the encounter. By virtue of the fact that I AM a Chaplain, they know I am a man of faith, so after letting them vent, I ask them if they would like prayer (99% of the people I ask that say YES!) Never argue religion with a patient! Be compassionate and caring, let the Holy Spirit lead you and you will not go wrong.

Chaplain M. Hamilton Stevens, Th.D., CPRP

The Sin of Racism



When we read and study the 1st 3 Chapters of the Book of Acts we find that a great miracle took place, and that miracle was people from ALL races, creeds, and cultures were present for the coming Holy Spirit, as Peter preached at the Feast of Pentecost each person there heard the Gospel IN THEIR OWN TONGUE (Language)…..After this great miracle the saints at Jerusalem went right back to their racist ways and refused to leave Jerusalem, God allowed severe persecution to come to MAKE THEM go and spread the Gospel. Philip the Deacon was the only one that went to Samaria and also to minister to an Ethiopian eunuch. If you are a racist you cannot effectively fulfill the Great Commission. Our job is to share the Gospel and NOT change peoples cultures or avoid people who look different than US. The division caused by racism is severely weakening the Body of Christ. We condemn the Muslims that do acts of terror and ignore the acts of terror by the KKK (Who profess to be “Christians”)

Slave owners used scriptures to justify slavery and even convince the African slaves that it was the “will of God” that they be slaves and to be a GOOD SLAVE you would submit to the “Master”. We accuse ALL of Islam of being violent and ignore AMERICAN terrorism against Blacks, Native Americans, and Mexicans. Until the MAJORITY acknowledges that there is a sin NOTHING will change. And the those that have been hurt have to still forgive and receive the healing from the Lord. I saw a Cross Burning when I was about 7 years old in Virginia and didn’t understand what was going on but I saw the fear in my mother and fathers face as we drove with our headlights out in Crewe Virginia back in 1966. America has made great strides in some areas of race relations, unfortunately the Church is still the most segregated entity in our country.

Rev. Dr. Mark H. Stevens

Jesus 100% God / 100% Man




They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” Mark 14, 32

The scene of the agony in the garden was an ancient olive farm where our blessed Lord frequently retired to pray to his Father. The time was about midnight on the eve of the first Good Friday. The paschal moon, filtering through the olive trees, spotlights this dramatic scene.
Our blessed Lord prostrates himself upon the rocky soil clutching at the very ground for support. He groans in distress and writhes in physical agony. His usual calmness deserts him as he keeps repeating the same prayer over and over again: “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”
Great beads of sweat appear on the face of Jesus as a shattering storm engulfs his soul. Gradually, the sweat turned in crimson as his prayer increased in its intensity. Soon, his entire body perspires…a sweat of blood.
What are the causes of this internal martyrdom of our Lord? What is this “cup” which he pleads with his Father to remove? He has just witnessed a “Preview of his Passion.” Picture after picture, the various sufferings of the Passion flashed through his mind. The crucifixion, stark and terrifying, loomed up before him and caused his sensitive soul to recoil in terror. Once again he pleads with his Father, “If it is possible…”
Yet Christ did not run away from the Cross and the suffering that he knew awaited. Nor did he take the easy way out. He suffered this incredible agony in reparation for our sins. The conclusion is obvious. We cannot live a “comfort-at -all-costs” philosophy of life. To follow Christ calls for an unrelenting struggle with the tendencies to sin found in the make-up of each of us.

M. Hamilton Stevens, Th.D.

Stand Up for The Truth


We allow “preachers” to say anything in our pulpits and we say AMEN! We are afraid to be attacked for standing up for the truth. In 1980 I was stationed at Kunsan Air Base in South Korea. While there I heard a Baptist preacher (Who was also a Freemason) tell a group in Bible study that “all roads lead to Rome” meaning every religion can get you to heaven. I was a new believer, but I knew this was wrong! I challenged him, because NO ONE else would say a word. He was a popular preacher and I was a new convert so you can imagine whose side everyone lined up on. My point is this, when you hear false preaching or teaching SAY SOMETHING! The Apostle Paul was the new kid on the block (Read Galatians) yet he challenged and corrected the Chief Apostle Peter for treating the Gentile believers wrong.

M Hamilton Stevens, Th.D.

How Did The Pentecostal Church Get Distracted?

Acts 2:1-4. When the day of Pentecost came. Pastel & pen. 26 May 2012.

Acts 2:1-4. When the day of Pentecost came. Pastel & pen. 26 May 2012.


I believe many of my Pentecostal brothers have been duped into believing that the main purpose of being Spirit-Filled is so we can shout, sweat, and speak in tongues in church….WRONG!!! The MAIN reason we are Spirit-Filled is to win the WORLD! (ACts 1:8), when I was in Desert Storm I won 3 Muslims to Christ, and it was in a rug shop while drinking mint tea with them, the Holy Spirit gave me the boldness to witness in Turkey where I could have went to prison for witnessing, God allow me to lay hands on a sick Muslim and he was healed, God gave me a word of knowlege for another one….the Gift are for the STREET…not just the pews!!!!

M. Hamilton Stevens, Th.D.

What is The BIBLICAL Purpose of a Deacon?


These are the duties of a Deacon:

  1. To care for the Widows and the Fatherless. The benevolence ministry in the local church SHOULD be managed by the DEACON…not the PASTOR!
  2. Deacons should be the leaders of church outreach (See Phillip)
  3. Deacons should be your leaders in Church Education. (See Stephen)
  4. Deacons should be the overseers of church finances and resources (Not the Pastor) this goes against the mindset of most Churches! Especially in Pentecostal and Holiness churches. Many Baptist churches EMPOWER the Deacons and those churches that have Godly Deacons FLOURISH! Why because that is the way God established it! This is why it is important to have men FULL of the Holy Ghost, FULL of wisdom, and FULL of the Word holding the OFFICE of Deacon. Unfortunately we have made the office of Deacon a “flunky” position with NO AUTHORITY!

Deacons SHOULD Be:

  1. Deacons should be father figures for the fatherless boys in the congregation. When I accepted Christ at the age of 14 in Richmond, Virginia, the church I attended had a strong Deacon board that played basketball with the teen boys, taught a youth Bible Study, Ran the Boys Scout program, and created a Junior Deacon Board. All of these things helped me make a decision for Christ because there were strong men showing me the way!
  2. Deacons should take Communion to the hospitals and Nursing Homes.
  3. Deacons should be at the forefront of outreach in the community. (Remember Phillip and Stephen)
  4. A Deacon should be an example of male spirituality and strength in the church and the community. I remember all of the Deacons in my church were known throughout the community. Even unsaved people knew the Deacons because of the works they did in the community. (Youth Activities, Feeding Seniors, delivering groceries)
  5. As the office of Deacon was slowly eroded in the church a rise in ethical problems arose. Deacons are the key to good stewardship in local churches, if they are chosen with Biblical guidelines. (Full of The Spirit – Full of the Word – Full of Faith)

Without Faith….

 Hebrews 11:6 "But without faith [it is] impossible to please
[him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that]
he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."

     This may be one of the most important statements in the Bible. If
you do not believe in Jesus, then how could He be your Saviour? There
are so many Scriptures that explain how important it is for us to
earnestly seek God. He is available to those who will accept Him. He
will not force Himself on you, you must accept Him of your own free
will. Matthew 7:7 "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall
find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:" This Scripture
explained it so well.  Salvation through Jesus Christ is a free gift.
The only way to have any gift, is to reach out and take it. Salvation
must be received.  John 3:18 "He that believeth on him is not
condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he
hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."  Let
us look at one or two more Scriptures showing that belief in Jesus
Christ is the only way we can make it to heaven.  Romans 10:14 "How
then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how
shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall
they hear without a preacher?" You can easily see from this that you
can not even pray if you do not believe in Jesus.  The only prayer
that makes it through to heaven, is the prayer you pray in the name of
Jesus. How can you pray in a name you do not believe in. You see the
futility of this. We find the way to heaven is in the same name that
we must pray in. The next Scripture is Jesus speaking, because it is
in red in the Bible. John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way,
the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."