DescriptionTherefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God…………………..1 Corinthians 4:5 Interesting that the judgment which is given to our Lord Jesus Christ continues to manifest itself in the power and might of men. As self confessed Christians many of us continue to make judgments on the hearts of men that lead us into the shadows of the light available to us. Making assumptions as to who are a genuine follower of our Lord and the motives of men’s hearts continues to plague and rob us of His power. Visiting the statements of our reported leaders and politicians (on the right)it is apparent that some of us as Christians continue to miss his word stated in the 1Corinthians 4:5 which illuminate His power concerning men’s hearts. As Christians we should not engage the power of God’s to either condemn a process of leadership for this nation or empower it to subvert a class of people. Listening to those on the right of the political spectrum in the United States who continue to condemn the President and refer to him as “Satan” is not the heart of those who confess Christ. As I understand it God is the one who installs the governing authority. I read this out of the Romans Chapter 13. Here is what it says; “Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you.” Interesting how the rhetoric from the so called Christian right misses this point. On the con
Anthony Crudup, Irvington, New Jersey Member Since January 2007 Artist Statement Born August 3, 1960 in Newark, New Jersey to Hezekiah and Miriam Crudup the 5th oldest of 10. As a child there was a great love to copy art from comic books and other materials. Over the years this developed a love to create which led Anthony to pursue drawing with great love and affection. After graduating from West Side High School in Newark, New Jersey he attended the University of Minnesota with a major in Journalism and Communications a minor in Fine Arts. Presently the artist resides in his hometown Newark, New Jersey
Artist Statement The primary principle of my art is to paint from life the message of Jesus Christ. Our humanity provides the greatest inspiration for my work. It is through the Spirit of God and the Reborn human condition that my obsession for art is found in larger-than-life representations of the Holy Spirit on Canvas
I love using the contrasts of shapes ,colors , and textures finding them as we relate to the Spirit of God . How our spirit man can be rendered in such glory as we give praise to our creator and God.
With this I can make my case for the wonderful and marvelous creation given to us by God. Creating positive images and reflecting God's greatest attribute –LOVE--
May the presence and Spirit of God reach all who visit this site. Peace and Love Anthony Crudup