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From St Andrews Cathedral to Hamilton

By Kevin Hammons corrected version Dr. Peter Edwards obtained his first degree from the University of Memphis in Music Performance. Later he returned to school and became a psychiatrist, yet he never abandoned his playing. His love of music ended up taking him on a ministry journey that has lead him right here to a small church in Montana. Peter was led to Christ in his 20s by a Charismatic Catholic and he subsequently joined the Catholic Church. Following his musical passion and gifts, Peter ended up as an organist and the Choir Master for the St. Andrews Cathedral in Little Rock, Arkansas, the Diocese for the whole state. While serving there, he spearheaded the restoration of the Cathedral’s $400,000 organ in the 1990’s. During this time, Dr. Edward’s psychiatric career took him to the Department of Corrections in Arkansas. Although he was occasionally able to witness, working for the...

Submit or Triumph

by Mark Meckler and Rita Dunaway When Americans think of Montana, they think of “Big Sky Country.” They think of majestic mountains, rugged beauty—and citizens who have such a hunger for freedom and independence that they would gladly give up the luxuries of a more temperate climate or gentler terrain to experience the satisfaction of self-reliance and self-governance. While most Americans today still celebrate the concept of liberty, most neither appreciate nor enjoy freedom in the way envisioned by those who signed the Declaration of Independence at our nation’s founding. The revolutionary vision was a nation whose government would protect the natural, unalienable rights of the people, keep us safe from foreign and domestic enemies, and provide the most basic systems and structures necessary to an ordered society. But beyond that, our government was designed to leave us free to flourish. To prosper by means of hard work. To better...

The Mission

by Kevin Hammons Publisher August 25, 2017 The Mission To serve Christ by bringing His Word to our community. To serve our readers by bringing them the events and opinions of the day but also solutions for the problems plaguing our community – all grounded in the Word. To serve our advertisers by connecting them with readers who are interested in supporting friends of the Word. The Creed The Bible is the eternal, inerrant, and complete Word of God in written form. Serve Christ The service of Christ is the mission of all Christians, whether we always remember it or not. Being a written publication provides The Mountain a perfect opportunity to share God’s written Word with our communities, to fulfil the Great Commission, in a very real and tangible way, by joining our neighbors in their quiet moments and sharing with them the Gospel of Christ, or offering the...

Why “The Mountain”?

Micah 4 (KJV) 1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. 2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. 3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more....

Sethite Theory: “Certain Men Crept In Unawares” and The Church Buys It!

So, what is the “Sethite Theory”? In a nutshell, it is the belief that Genesis 6:1-4 refers to what happens to mankind after Cain kills Abel. The line of Seth was pure and faithful, while the line of Cain turned rebellious and ungodly. By Belle Ringer April 1, 2017 There are days when the spiritual component of my life just screams for attention. Enough of this world, already! So, I just have to speak about matters that have much greater consequences than the latest headlines. A few weeks back, I published a post titled “How Much Longer? (As It Was In The Days of Noah). Needless to say, it caused quite a bit of controversy and generated a spirited conversation amongst the Body of Christ, and with the secular population. But there is much more that needs to be said about this topic, and I believe it is quite relevant...

POTUS Trump: Fear God or Government

By Debra Brown March 20, 2017 Whether you agree with the outcome of the presidential election or not, Christians are called to PRAY daily “for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity” (1 Timothy 2:2). How should we pray concerning the “fake news” that torments President Trump? Before there was CNN, CBS, NBC, Fox or ABC, newspapers played and continue to play a role in how people think. In June of 1854 New York newspaper magnate, Horace Greeley, wrote in an editorial, “We should not care much whether those united (against slavery) were designated ‘Whig,’ ‘Free Democrat’ or something else; though we think some simple name like ‘Republican’ would more fitly designate those who had united to restore the Union to its true mission of champion and promulgator of Liberty rather than propagandist of slavery.” (ref.:...

Christian Student Reports Professor for Distorting Gospel, Gets Suspended

Staff Reporter, MCN April 15, 2017 After a confrontation with a Muslim professor’s claim that Jesus’ crucifixion never took place, a Rollins College student was suspended for confronting the professor over the teacher’s comments. Marshall Polston, is a sophomore at Rollins, a private 4-year institution. “Whether religious or not, I believe even those with limited knowledge of Christianity can agree that according to the text, Jesus was crucified and his followers did believe he was divine… that he was ‘God,’” Polston told the Central Florida Post, adding, “Regardless, to assert the contrary as academic fact is not supported by the evidence.” Areej Zufari, professor of the Middle Eastern Humanities class, gave Polston a 52/100 on an essay shortly thereafter and reported his comments on Christ to the campus dean. Even after all this, Zufari held a class discussion on Sharia Law where “a male Muslim student said gays and adulterers...

In Anticipation Of The Coming American Apocalypse, two Lawmakers Plan To Create ‘Christian Survivalist Centers’ In Rural Areas

By Michael Snyder April 6, 2017 A couple of lawmakers from South Carolina want to establish a network of self-sufficient communities in their state in preparation for “societal collapse”. In the long-term, they hope to “train and equip one million neighborhood leaders” that will be able to establish “a fresh beginning for America” in the aftermath of the great crisis that is coming. State Representatives Josiah Magnuson and Jonathon Hill are both relatively young, they were both home-schooled, and each of their fathers are pastors. They are calling their dream the “Virtue Solution Project”, and they are examples of a new breed of American politician that recognizes that the system is failing and that we desperately need to return to the values that this nation was founded upon. In the short-term, Magnuson and Hill hope that the centers that they are establishing will enable communities to be able to survive...

Interfaith Alert – Liberal Media Alert

Montana Media Favors ‘Celebrate Islam Week’ over ‘Creation Conference’ 13 to 2 in New Study St. Paul Lutheran Church Hosts ‘Celebrate Islam Week’ – In Nowhere Else Other Than Missoula Governor Bullock accused of being ‘Sharia-Compliant’ By Jesse Wanskasmith May 25, 2017 When the Lake Missoula Creation Conference came to Missoula, it was a big hit for the Christian community of Montana. The conference, an annual gathering of creation scientists and researchers started by Doug Miller in 2013, featured Ken Ham as this years keynote speaker. Interestingly, the Montana mainstream-media favored, in a welcoming tone, a much smaller interfaith-oriented organization called Standing Alongside America’s Muslims (SALAM), also in Missoula – 13 TO 2. The organization, operating with Emmaus Campus Ministries on the University of Montana in Missoula, organized the week-long event held at various locations in Missoula April 25-30. SALAM’s founder, Laurie Franklin, a spiritual leader and student rabbi at...

Perfect Doctrine and Flawless Deeds

By Kevin Hammons August 17, 2017 “‘By this, all will know that you are My disciples: your perfect doctrine and your flawless deeds.’” Oh wait! The Jesus didn’t say that. This is the right quote: “‘By this, all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.’” (John 14:35*) And more: “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.… Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up does not behave rudely, is not provoked…” (1 Cor 12:1-2,4-5*) In all candor, I must confess that...