John UK wrote: Yes, the TB caught out a great number of Christian groups in this country, mainly evangelicals gone charismatic. I think it lasted about a decade, which shows how powerful it was, deluding goodly numbers of people. There was certainly a spiritual power involved in it, but I concluded it was not the Spirit of Jesus Christ. My guess is that it was just another of those endtimes deceptions. Thankfully, a number of sensible Christian pastors wrote about it, and also about the Alpha Course, which was a great help at the time. To be effective, deception needs to be close to the real thing, needing discernment. I didn't grasp what the question meant, "Anyone in particular"?
Sorry for the confusion. I chose the wrong wording. I meant any particular article from banner that you thought might be pertinent.
If possible , we shop lunch on Friday, everyone has gone home, and most of the items aren't so picked over. But, with a few places that are local businesses, we shop online. Less frustration and more time home. Besides, slow down this season is the best. Is there a recommended advent devotional anyone could recommend?
John UK, you still have time now, will make our witness more effective because people are not understanding what is happening around them. you know, people beat themselves up too, was just thinking, we always talk about truth here, but its not just the truth dimming, there's less love in the church too, reminds me of the scripture that their love will grow cold. Guess that's part of the spiritual battle too?
Great Sermon! Excellent message, Brother Paul. Thank you for the richness of it. A comfort and warning for the Child of God and a warning for the "religious" who don self-righteousness as their covering and yet are still naked. Thanks be to God for His Son, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, Who is our Righteousness.
Frank wrote: No, I have never heard of that fellow, but of course I am familiar with the Toronto blessing movement. That was the most outlandish heresy I think I have ever watched. I also read a while back about the alpha course, but don't remember anything except it was heretical. I am also familiar with the link you posted and used to read the articles, but it has been years now since I read one. Anyone in particular?
Yes, the TB caught out a great number of Christian groups in this country, mainly evangelicals gone charismatic. I think it lasted about a decade, which shows how powerful it was, deluding goodly numbers of people. There was certainly a spiritual power involved in it, but I concluded it was not the Spirit of Jesus Christ. My guess is that it was just another of those endtimes deceptions.
Thankfully, a number of sensible Christian pastors wrote about it, and also about the Alpha Course, which was a great help at the time. To be effective, deception needs to be close to the real thing, needing discernment.
I didn't grasp what the question meant, "Anyone in particular"?
GSMontana wrote: --- I am debating on whether or not I should overlook the worship style and attend anyways.
I'll minimize waxing philosophical, but will say at my fellowship, in the form of music we have old hymns, as well as newer styles of which most I could do without. In my 15 or so years there, the teaching has been very sound, and hasn't been diminished. I started there when my old church, which rarely played modern songs, split because of unbiblical elder decisions. They were on their own slippery slope, but not one which included CCM. I would say let the Lord lead, and not assumptions. Some biblical advice:
1 Thessalonians 5:21 "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good."
s c wrote: ... What Christians do know,however,is that it is good to give thanks to the Lord EVERY day!
Timothy 2:1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.---ESV
I see the "newamerican," is spouting nonsense about history and government again.
Jim you'd get more out of your posts and links if you just turn your computer,pad or phone towards a mirror,city's you are the only one that's is foolish enough to dare mock God and his word, :-) Still No rain mate, I see you guys have a real problem unfolding in Colorado springs
Actually, since there was a store I was going to visit right near where we ate thanksgiving dinner, was really quite busy, and if I had waited today, I wouldn't have gotten what I was planning to, though admittedly I could have very well lived without it.
Black Friday wasn't all that crowded, though I had a very scaled back wants for this year anyway, and except for the item I bought last night, I got everything I wanted. So, due to the weather, Thursday shopping, oh and a football game here in town, the stores weren't very busy, but then I started out fairly late in the morning, there was nothing to get my out of bad early.
They only be insulting and blasphemous, Dave, is if I complimented a bad Bible like the KJV
Doug Kutilek wrote: .... Let me say it again--the sole justification for producing and publishing any Bible translation is so that those who do not understand the words in the original languages can nevertheless gain access to them through words they do understand in their own language.... And I could write at length of the KJV's fourfold reference to the Holy Spirit, Third Person of the Trinity, as "it" (John 1:32; Romans 8:16, 26; I Peter 1:11), which in my opinion comes little short, if indeed it comes short at all, of blasphemy. Baptist theologian Emery Bancroft ascribed this horrid translation to Socinian influence among the KJV translators (see Emery H. Bancroft, CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY, [Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1961; revised edition], pp. 147-8). The Socinian doctrine of the Holy Spirit was roughly the same as that of the Jehovah's Witnesses, whose translation--alone of modern Bible versions--also refers to the Holy Spirit as "it...."
One funny irony of the situation, would be if you where talking about Playboy pin ups , & what beers one likes to get drunk off, no one would be taking issues then.
Regardless of how much one surepress the truth through acts of unrighteousness, the lost know that their is only one true living God of the Bible alone; Rom 1:20-24.
The lost aren't free, you are either a slave to Christ righteousness, for you are born again from up above alone. Or you are slave to unrighteousness, but their is no neutrality for one though. Only Christ can set the captive free & indeed alone amen!
Good morning Jim, Do you stop for one second and consider how insulting and down right blasphemous your behaviour and remarks regarding the word of God may be to the Holy Spirit, Do you think that may pose a serious problem regarding your salvation Jim? You spew lies and misconceptions regarding translations, when questioned you pout forth links and other people's comments all of which are False, no doubt this will go straight over your head and you will ignorantly and arrogantly spew lies regarding translations, But you need to be challenge when your misconceptions are aired in a public forum.