Too bad they don't know that the AG is there to follow the law blindly regardless of someone's race. collectivism has no place in a free society. If they haven't noticed people of all races who are Americans are struggling in many ways. To divide the issues along racial lines is insincere. There is no benefit to those impoverished in the inner cities to be told lies that the middle class is so well off, and to the middle class that if they get their Xnd advanced degree that there will be work for them. There's an economic reality that supercedes all of their lip service. Same thing as pastors pushing for those on fixed income giving their tithe or getting a curse so that they can keep their salary. There's only so long you can milk a turnip!
Justice? open up commerce and free trade, use of land, lower taxes, and let the young men work instead of whining on the streets about how bad they have it when everyone around them is in the same boat!
Great Sermon! This is a sermon teaching that the use of nicotine is a form of drunkenness and therefore a sin. I listened to it because I want to learn what counsel the Bible gives regarding tobacco use and I thought it would be a good study resource. However, this sermon was disappointing because it is heavily based upon philosophical arguments, legalism, and twisting of scripture. Romans 14 is given to us from God to teach us about the law of liberty and to love one another in regards to disagreements over doubtful disputes. As Romans 14:1 says, "Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things" (Romans 14:1). This pastor chiefly cites Romans 14:23, "For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin" -- and yet he uses it in a way that goes against everything that Romans 14 stands for. The pastor uses it to say that nicotine is not from faith and therefore sin.
The sermon is based upon philosophy and faulty philosophy at that. His premises are: 1. Drunkeness is sin. 2. The Bible mentions people being drunk by using the herb wormwood. 3. Nicotine use is a kind of drunkenness. Therefore, nicotine use is sinful. His 3rd premise was inaccurate. Research for yourself to see whether nicotine causes drunkeness.
"four-point Calvinism is no Calvinism at all. If limited atonement is false, then the other four points are false as well. One cannot truly and consistently believe in total depravity, unconditional election, irresistible grace, and the perseverance of the saints without accepting definite atonement.
The doctrine of total depravity, first in the acrostic TULIP, is a good place to start in the explanation of why this is so. Total depravity means that unregenerate man is so bound by sin that he willfully suppresses the truth of God and cannot of himself turn from that suppression to the truth. He is in such darkness that he cannot-or rather will not-find the light. Thus if he is to be saved, God must save him. No one is willing; there is â€śnone that seeketh after Godâ€ť (Rom. 3:11)." http://banneroftruth.org/us/resources/articles/2003/the-inconsistency-of-four-point-calvinism/
Those who like Billy Graham &Co cannot accept TULIP and oppose its doctrine are Arminian in theology.
Therefore If you cannot receive the Doctrines of Grace then just admit you are Arminian and this debate on Limited Atonement can be closed.
T.D., yes, we do need clergy who take their job, seriously and as a calling, they should be paid, q.v.,
1 Corinthians 9 11 If we sowed spiritual things in you, is it too much if we should reap material things from you?---NASB
Also, there are too many out there without seminary training where a future pastor will get the discipline and the challenge to to deeply think about the Scripture --if they have good teachers-- which they really wouldn't get otherwise. If Mr. Noble had any formal training it sure isn't showing.
But, yes, there is the other side of the coin, too many Baptist pastors look on pastoring as a family business, and I would condemn hereditary "priesthoods" because the exceptions prove the example of the priest Eli, q.v., See JFB Commentary for 1 Sam. 2:12. To avoid the charge of nepotism, if their sons who think they have the calling, should go out and start their own churches or take over another church rather than their father's.
But even starting a church, like Mr. Noble has and even turning into a large one doesn't show a person has the calling, and having such high pay for many years, means he's financially independent
John Yurich USA wrote: Obama's former minister stated that Obama was Baptized
From the article linked " The phrase, â€śhaving been baptized,â€ť is apparently based on Obamaâ€™s claim about being baptized. Our major media havenâ€™t questioned the claim.
Miller went on to say, â€śHis baptism presents its own problems. The senior pastor at Trinity at the time of Obamaâ€™s baptism was the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., the preacher who was seen damning America on cable TVâ€¦â€ť
Notice the formulation, â€śat the time of Obamaâ€™s baptism.â€ť She carefully does not say that Wright performed the baptism. In fact, thereâ€™s no evidence it was a baptism in the traditional sense that it was performed by Wright or anybody else. It looks like Obama walked down the aisle and made a profession of faith. That is not a Christian baptism.
So this is what you accept as testimony of baptism??
Or did you have some other testimony in mind ? And the fact is that this IS a church That allows Mohammedans to be full members :
pennnned wrote: Unprofitable Servant, if you believe something different than the interviews of the CIA and generals and such that researched this, if you want to believe the better that they are conspiring to lie here and that the Republicans aren't set to bury the information, then feel free to post and defend it. To ask me to give remedy to what you deny is just silly, I've tried to graciously drop this question, but why would I engage in a solution with someone who doesn't demonstrate knowledge of the subject nor the desire to dig deeper into it? let's not bring the personal into this and stick to the topic! Again, the "antiIsrael" requires me to defend myself, which again is silly because WND tends to be Zionistic.
forgive my skepticism when they say 11 people talked and only one is quoted.
I am not even trying to say the info is inaccurate, just would like to see a more credible dissemination of it.
Will stop with the questions about what you think should be done.
Pastor Ralph Ovadal has been sounding the warning on these false teachers such as the Graham's , Warren, much of the SBC leadership for many years now. 'The Most Dangerous Minister of All'. is a must listen for all those who are blinded by their idol of worship of celebrity preachers.
Pastor Steven Dilday's sermon "Revelation & How Antichrist Gains A Foothold In the Church & In Your Heart, Family ..." sheds much light of wordly tactics. We are not ignorant of Satan's devices. Our problem is that when we are corrected by the truth of God's word, we fail the grace of God in not applying it to our choices. For instance, we continue to add Christ to man-made inventions. 35 minutes into this message we see an historical example that should alarm us. What Warren, Hybles and Olsteen are doing is nothing new. What has changed?