Ah, what entertainment? I always considered Rock 'n Roll simple music for simple minds, I found that grinders and milling machines in a factory much more musical. It has gotten so bad that even old church music get's redone instrumentally. You might remember that folk music group from the '60's - '70's "Peter, Paul, and Mary" They did a folk tune call "Old Blue," and then they turned it into a Rock 'n Roll song. Both amusing and well done. Unfortunately, many modern religious groups have done the same to older hymns which are not inspirational and are poorly done.
If there are parts of a congregation that like modern instrumentation/songs let them do it in a separate service, and I would think many IFB's still have two or more services, so people who prefer a more musical approach --I would think many of the young sprouts have intelligence enough they would prefer something to RnR---can have a respite from modern instrumentation/music during at least one service.
Why pastors should sign civil certificates of marriage, was answered in the first three comments of the article. They look very good to me. A couple isn't legally married until the civil certificate is executed. Of course remember, Rendering To Caesar---A Biblical Perspective On Government
There is so much focus on worship or praise music these days that it almost seems as though the word of God itself has taken a back seat to this form of entertainment. This is nothing more than chaff compared to the wheat of God's word. Every band and musical style is here today and blown away by the wind tomorrow. No where in Scripture are told to base our faith on the emotionalism of music but on the foundation of God's truth. We need to limit the Christian mini concerts that are getting passed off as worship in our churches today.
No news on it. Christian BAND: is this b√≠blical to begin with? It is sad, how human being invents way to worship God, copying the world and expect that is Christian. For sure there are many of these people involved in 'Christian band, that are truly save, but the day of judgment will tell.
Revealing Sermon! This sermon gets at the roots of being a Christian. It makes you look at who Jesus Christ is to you. For many, it's only one's Savior, and doesn't get to how He must be your Lord also, if you fully are "born again." That shows when you walk with Christ Jesus with the Holy Spirit directing your walk and making a dramatic change in your daily life. Brother Jesse gives a clear, detailed picture of The Christian Life as it must be lived and shown.
"Those who responded to the Gospel invitation at the Franklin Graham crusade were sent to the aforementioned sponsoring churches for "discipleship." Thus we again have the strange sight of a supposed shepherd happily and willfully giving his sheep into the hands of wolves. This is the most spiritually-doctrinally confused hour which the world has ever seen.
In an interview with Katie Couric on NBC television on April 2, 2005, Franklin Graham praised the late Pope John Paul II and claimed that they preach the same gospel. We are glad that Franklin believes and preaches the gospel described in this testimony (apart from the ‚Äúreceiving Christ into the heart‚ÄĚ part, which is not scriptural), but he seriously misrepresented the Pope‚Äôs gospel. The late Pope believed that the doctrine of salvation by grace alone through Christ alone by faith alone is heresy (the anathemas of the Council of Trent against the gospel of grace alone have never been rescinded)." source - http://www.wayoflife.org/database/franklin_grahams_unscriptural_ecumenism.html
SteveR, I agree with your post..as a matter of fact I give my small amount to help with their Samaritans Purse ministry and our Church helps with the Christmas Boxes with all the help we give thousands of boxes to it. Big event at our church.
Outstanding Sermon! This sermon digs down deep to make us see where we truly stand with God. Do we really have Christ Jesus as our Lord and Savior? Has our life changed drastically and now we hate the life we formerly lived? Are we showing the fruits of salvation in our behavior and our desires? Brother Jesse gives us a total picture that we have to look at to see our self. Great questions, great answers for each of us.