Deborah Jackson wrote: Dear Frank, you are absolutely write....
Well my dear, if I was right than you are right as well. Thanks for your encouraging remark. And I looked through your "few" posts and thought they were good as well. And I will listen to Pastor Holland when I hit the reply button. But I have Piper on ignore since he pushes Rick Warren.
Michael Hranek, Thanks for the kind response. I think our faith walk is absolutely amazing. Theology is certainly important, but we often donât understand what we are espousing and we often live lives that donât reflect the genuine holiness, power and sovereignty of our heavenly Father. These discussions are helpful because iron does indeed sharpen iron and there are truths He wants us to know. The more I reflect on God, the more I realize I donât understand. The most wonderful part of all this is He certainly knows our hearts and our motives, so we may fool ourselves, but not Him. I think that open theism is heresy, but I often find myself praying and conducting my life according to its principles. âLord if I do this, then You must do thisâ sort of thing. But there are certain truths that should never leave us. One is that all things will work together for good to those who belong to Him. Also that He loves me with an infinite love that nothing can dissolve or lessen in any way. Even when He chastises me, He is still showing me His parental love. How amazing is that and one day all of His children will gather with Him in His heavenly kingdom. Then we will know and love all of His truths and His decisions that took place in our lives.
Homosexuality is sin -- past, present, future This is a very--unofficial--summary! It will emphasize points that I find of interest that may not be in an official summary or stated in way I will do it. Â¶ Homosexuality--has become an issue and the "glamour" sin around the world. Besides some of the major leaders in the US, 61% of people born since 1981 support queer marriages. The trend is going toward support of this immorality. Psychiatrists and psychologists have become the new witch doctors who condemned homosexuality as abnormal and now consider it abnormal to oppose queerness. Â¶ Liberal religious support queers. There's no constancy in morality "new" truths pop up to replace "old" truths. We have to modify "Gospel" truth. Â¶ Romans 12:2 Donât be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God. Â¶ We have serious difficulty with evangelical institutions that twist the Scripture to conform to the world! Church discipline is not hate but Biblical. We have gone from rational to emotional arguments. There's no bottom to the depths of sin. Â¶ Genesis 5 2 He created them male and female, and blessed them, and called their name âAdam,â in the day when they were created. Â¶ Jesus took Genesis literally.
Irregardless what we may or may not agree with Franklin's perceived theology , what he is doing is either to wake up the "entertain us church crowd", or actually forewarn the nodding, amen crowd that a storm is here and is about to get worse. I generally don't question the guy waving a orange flag in a construction zone, but do tend to pay attension to what the condition the road is ahead.
If you want to coin a word to describe where I am at in my (God given btw) faith right now call it "Living Theism" for want of a better discription at this time
Almighty God is ALIVE, right now today. It is safe to say that all Jesus began to do and to teach in His own fleshly humanity, He continues to do today (teach and do) in the lives of redeemed sinners now made saints, born again, indwelt and sealed by the Spirit of the Living God
Now today, our faithfulness to His, God's will and commandments affect not only our own lives but those around us. There are serious consequences when watchmen do not warn of danger, when the people of God continue on in easy, comfort and religious entertainment instead of praying, fervently praying and going to witness of Christ to the Lost
It is a serious abuse of predestination to excuse oneself from faithful obedience to Christ. Does it nullify God's sovereignty? NO! Will it be frightful to discover God in His sovereignty was testing us to see if we would love Him and obey Him or not? Doesn't He Sovereingly use our obedience/disobedience, for good/bad?
Frank wrote: What you seem to be espousing is a concept called open theism
I have said before and will say again, the media talks about a war against women. The real war against women is when we make them or allow them to be something that God didn't intend for them to be. Feminists and in particular evangelical feminists will support this sort of thing openly or quietly in their hearts and they are really going against their own gender and don't even realize it.
As I heard Sarah Palin say one time in response to the question as to should a woman stay home with her children if she has something she can contribute to society. She said, no, only a Neanderthal would believe that. When she was governor, she went back to work within a couple of days of giving birth to her last child. So, she certainly practiced what she preached. In God's kingdom our choices should be what He says His choice is - period.
amazing huh wrote: Mike 1) --- Even faith is the gift of God Eph 2:8. ---
Ephesians 2:8 "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:"
Since there is only one gift (not gifts) in the verse, and we know eternal life (salvation) is the gift of God, faith cannot be the gift in the verse, for it is clear that faith and salvation are not the same thing. Eternal life is had when the Holy Spirit indwells.
Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Acts 8:20 "But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money."
Timothy 1:6 "Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands"
âWhen our country was birthed, its foundations and laws were based on biblical laws and principles,â he said, writing on his personal
We used to be âone nation under God.â Now weâre a nation that has turned its back on God. History shows that when nations do this, their end is near
Bluntly, Graham also remarked how Obama âdefends Islam and chastises Christians, rebukes our allies and befriends our enemies and fully supports gay marriage and abortion but denies the religious freedoms of those who donât agree,â
The above are from the article. Letâs see we attempted to set up a country based on biblical principles, but we conveniently left out the part about Christ being the only way to salvation. We set up a pluralistic nation and Graham supports that thought. And he said that we were one nation under God, but which God is he talking about since the pope said the Muslims worship the same God and the Grahams support the papacy. So by logical extension, he must support the God of the RCC and Islam.
The fact that Fox news channel often has him on there means he canât be offensive against RC. But his million dollar a year income will certainly not go away. It takes no courage to deny or I should say water down the real Savior and be paid to do it.
"What is the heresy of Rome, but the addition of something to the perfect merits of Jesus Christâthe bringing in of the works of the flesh, to assist in our justification? And what is the heresy of Arminianism but the addition of something to the work of the Redeemer? Every heresy, if brought to the touchstone, will discover itself here. I have my own private opinion that there is no such thing as preaching Christ and Him crucified, unless we preach what nowadays is called Calvinism. It is a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else." (Charles Haddon Spurgeon)
"I ask the man who dares to say that Calvinism is a licentious religion, what he thinks of the character of Augustine, or Calvin, or Whitefield, who in successive ages were the great exponents of the system of grace; or what will he say of the Puritans, whose works are full of them? Had a man been an Arminian in those days, he would have been accounted the vilest heretic breathing, but now we are looked upon as the heretics, and they as the orthodox." (Charles Haddon Spurgeon)
Michael Hranek wrote: Absolutely my brother Straight is the gate and narrow (difficult) is the way that leads to life it so involves denying ourselves taking up our crosses DAILY loving Jesus Christ more than our closest and most precious and intimate friends, family, children or even our spouse Something we can only walk in by the mercy and grace of God His good, acceptable and perfect will for us in Christ AND a real filling of the Holy Ghost whereby the word of Christ richly dwells within us IT WILL COST YOU EVERYTHING! Dr. Steven J. Lawson Fools despise what it means and costs to truly belong entirely to Jesus Christ as His Disciple...
Thanks Bro, I have just downloaded the message, and will be listening to it very shortly. So looking forward to that!
Well Michael, if God called me from before the foundation of the world, remember David and Jeremiah and others gave the same thoughts, then He must have known I would exist. In order for me to exist, He would have had to control the literally trillions of smaller events that would have been necessary for me to be here. That is true election.
What you seem to be espousing is a concept called open theism that basically says that even though God is all knowing and all powerful, He must or chooses to wait and see what His creation is going to do and then responds to His creation and then goes from there. Now remember, the Lord told people to cast lots, but He certainly controlled the outcome. I could list dozens of verses to support His sovereignty that does not require foreknowledge of what His creation is going to do in response to His decisions. Since you can cite other scriptures to support your thoughts, then it becomes a matter of the way we view God. Is He truly sovereign and predestines and controls all things according to His will or not; I think He is and does . Does that negate my responsibilities, of course not. I have written about Open Theism, If you want it, let me know. It is a complicated subject
Billy Graham in an interview said out of his own mouth that muslims, catholics and even unbelievers are all part of the body of Christ, does that sound biblical to you? I believe he used to preach the gospel but something happend to him, and it's not a lie Jesus said he is the only way to heaven and muslims sure don't believe in Jesus as a saviour
Right on, Pennned. Those who don't learn history are bound to repeat it. Great example of using Russia. But is that fact even common knowledge....? NO!!! I have a doctorate plus several hours towards a masters degree and never once learned any of this stuff until homeschooling my kiddos... I'll add another example: during the depression, our govt had much surplus grain that they chose not to distribute despite their citizens starving. The US govt hasn't exactly been the infallible "good guy" that has been portrayed in the textbooks.
And a big "thumbs up" for Joel Salatin. He is an excellent example and resource!!
Forced wealth redistribution never results in equality and harmony. Rather it exemplifies Orwell's "power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely..."
Absolutely my brother Straight is the gate and narrow (difficult) is the way that leads to life it so involves denying ourselves taking up our crosses DAILY loving Jesus Christ more than our closest and most precious and intimate friends, family, children or even our spouse
Something we can only walk in by the mercy and grace of God His good, acceptable and perfect will for us in Christ AND a real filling of the Holy Ghost whereby the word of Christ richly dwells within us
Fools despise what it means and costs to truly belong entirely to Jesus Christ as His Disciple, hating the Truth that those who are NOT His Disciples , are NOT His sheep, who hear His voice and lovingly follow Him, do NOT Genuienly know Him in the new Birth are still unregenerate no matter how religous they are, no matter how great their excuses for their unrepent unbelief and continual defiling disobedience
Abraham told the rich man in hades: 'they have Moses and the Prophets, let them listen to them because if they don't listen to them, they will not even be persauded if one rises from the dead'