Dear Peter Woolsome Be you a Calvinist? Just asking. And even though imho you are way confused still I appreciate (partially) that you notice that I do not believe at all in any kind of empty salvation but rather believe in the Sovereign Salvation which is an supernatural work only God can and must do to save sinners
What God Himself says to us IN The Bible is so needed (Roman 10:13-17) Holy Spirit filled preaching is so needed (1 Cor 1:18-25 in context) And the name of Jesus Christ is so preeminently important because there is no other name given under heaven among men whereby we must be saved.
Basically as respectfully as I can you amazingly got things messed up into (in my words) somekind of hyper-Calvinistic lie of your own making
VANITY! VANITY! You delivered well. There is no confusion about what we are called out of and to.
Unfortunately, what our parents did in ignorance, and even in moderation, our children will do in excess.
Why can't believers understand that acknowledging Christmas is dishonoring the Word of God? Our children and neighbors are pressured to live in lusts, according to
1 John 2:16. We need bigger barns as it is.
This is a season when we all get along; the holy (believers) and the profane (rebels). There is no difference between the clean and the unclean for the most part. Believers love their lives too much to endure persecution and rejection by not participating in this celebration. Believers ignore what they hear if it offends their flesh. Yet they will pray to a holy God and ask for His blessings; still. What vanitiy!
Thank you for being biblical.
FINALITY OF CHRISTMAS I am in total agreement with this message.
The sad thing is that unbelievers and our children in some cases have heard that chris mass is pagan. In spite of this, we (Christians; so-called) disobey what we know to be the truth and think our children will believe what we tell them about a Deliverer.
If we won't listen to God, why would anyone else? We are causing many to blasphem with our disobedience.
Thank you very, very much for bringing the truth as it is in scripture.
Also, I agree with you that it is all emotionalism.
What civil rights issues? Ferguson--man wakes up, takes illegal drugs, robs store, fights with a cop, gets himself shot and killed. Go figure that one out! If I was white and did that, no one would march or protest.
I think the real reason is that the black churches are as irrelevant to the Issues of the Day as other churches are. People just do not go to church anymore!
The article said, 'the role of black churches is changing' Yeah, the role is to provide a platform for Democrat politicians to speak during campaign season to 'get out the vote' and to select a few of the ministers to run for office in that same Democrat Party. Younger blacks see the church as a 'hand-maiden' to the Democrat Party. (by the way, have you ever seen any Republicans speak at any white church during campaign season? why not? doesn't seem fair to me)
Question: does the Democrat Party want to get involved with Ferguson/NYC as a civil rights issue? I haven't seen it. They don't see any Republicans out there they can blame for it.
Gee, and I thought so many whites voted for Obama because it was going to show the US is not a racist nation. Guess that didn't work out too well, right?
Michael Hranek wrote: Jim this is simply amazing BG has a "gospel" where people are supposedly saved with: No Bible needed No Preaching (the Gospel) of Christ needed No Knowledge of the name of Christ needed (to call upon His name) needed either. Amazing, Amazing theology!
But Michael Billy Graham is the same as you - works based religion an Arminian. That's what you and John have been fighting for over the last week. The "God needs help brigade" and "faith is what I do for salvation crowd" are preaching from the same hymn sheet as Billy Graham. You should be proud of BG he is one of the heroes of your Arminian theory.
From article; "he sneeringly challenged what Iâ€™d call traditional Christians to basically get out of the way, because their time is past."
Isn't that what the sodomites were telling us a few months ago? That they were not bothered about what we thought of their homosexual way of life because the next generation thinks differently and is replacing us.
For traditional Christian read Bible believing Christian - and if you are not one of them by the grace of God then you are going to hell.
Matthew 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled."
1John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him."
Helen of the old country welcome from the new again! I'm glad you do read your Bible and realize that Superessionism is wrong q.v., 12 Reasons Why Supersessionism / Replacement Theology Is Not a Biblical Doctrine, a comment from it, "I think we do not attach sufficient importance to the restoration of the Jews. We do not think enough of it. But certainly, if there is anything promised in the Bible it is this."--Charles H. Spurgeon. Ah, I believe written by Dr. Vlach, a heavyweight in theology, people liked his preaching too, maybe Gil Rugh can get him to come back to IHCC?
SteveR, so many of the Jews intermarried with Europeans so? They weren't of an Aryan mindset? Also many of the Jews now in Israel came from Middle East countries -- thanks to the nasty treatment by the Muhammadans To top it all off, why not support an oasis of civilization in the Middle East? Israel's Contributions. So, even an atheist should support Israel.
Jim this is simply amazing BG has a "gospel" where people are supposedly saved with: No Bible needed No Preaching (the Gospel) of Christ needed No Knowledge of the name of Christ needed (to call upon His name) needed either.
Amazing, Amazing theology! Why it sounds so similar to the "special revelations" the special elite "elect few" who have been prostylizing here claim to have. Wow! Imagine that.
Praise God for this sermon! Siblings, if you prayed "God speak to me" and are looking to hear Him, press play. This sermon is overflowing with the anointing of the Holy Spirit of God. I have never read the Scriptural passages discussed in this sermon in this light before, truly, God spoke to us today! Won't you hear what He had to say through His servant Pastor Barry? Grace and peace to you all through Jesus Christ our Lord!
AMZ makes a valid point "...of course they would object to writing "Gay marriage is wrong" on the cake." One cannot expect people who know no better/non Christians to go along with such a statement. And,it was in poor "taste" (not an effective way to expose error) or to draw people to the Truth.
Aha! I knew there was a reason why all those young people were using their smartphones while the sermon was being preached.
And, my oh my, there are so many young people going to church these days with their phones, it is getting hard to get into a pew without feeling crowded!
Thanks YouVersion for helping get young people back into our churches!
Even better: with 7 out of 10 of the world's inhabitants able to read the Bible in their own language on their smartphones, this might even make the Wycliffe Bible Translators obsolete! All we need to do is hire the best translators at the United Nations to translate versions for the other 3 of 10 people. And we won't need to send missionaries, just smartphones with the YouVersion installed!
NEEDFUL MESSAGE I do not support "causes." However, if ever this was a time for protesters to picket the abortion clinics, it would be at Christmas. Of course with gentleness, meekness and in the spirit of love - if they are Christians.