I actually would find it more sad that anyone would need theses holidays that originated elsewhere to be happy. if you love yourself and want to have a good time you can do that anytime not on some specific day because everyone else does. at the end of the day if you have a true belief in the one true god of the bible, shouldn't you be trying to do what is needed to uphold those beliefs?
Flee! Do not give the COW even a conversation. They will deceive and manipulate you to think and believe you are not saved based on how THEY judge your fruits. This is ungodly and unbiblical! Dis-associating from your family and friends just because they don't agree with all of the COWs doctrine is not biblical. You can come to a conclusion about the COW just by researching their own website and watching their own videos......Go ahead look up The Church of Wells and read about all the arrests that their elders have regarding trespassing, not obeying the laws, and just outright disrespect and causing disturbances. Look up ex-members testimonies on how they were treated and what a controlling environment it is.They show no respect for people, they use unbiblical ways of street preaching, they show no love. But don't just base an opinion on what me or other people say. Do your own research, it won't take long there are MANY red flags. Beware!!
Dear Friends, It is not Christ-like to take electronic information from the internet, nor even second-hand information to come to conclusions about the people of God in The Church of Wells. I used to be an enemy of these people when I believed the slander against them. After coming to know them well, through more than two years of interaction with them, I can truly say that I am blessed to know them. My wife and I visit there once every month, and truly enjoy fellowshipping with them. I plead with you to prayerfully consider meeting them to know them, before coming to unrighteous conclusions about these precious blood- bought saints, who are being persecuted for righteousness sake. Love in Christ, Moses David email@example.com
Smeaton, Atonement As Taught By Himself, p 78â€”The Son of God took sin upon Him, and bore it simultaneously with the taking of the flesh, nay, in a sense even prior to the actual fact of the incarnation. The peculiar character of the Lordâ€™s humanity, which was, on the one hand, pure and holy, and yet, on the other, a curse-bearing humanity, plainly shows that in some sense He was the sin- bearer from the moment of His sending, and, therefore, even prior to His actual incarnation.
Thus the Lamb of God appeared without inherent sin or taint of any kind, but never without the sin of others. The sin of man was not first imputed to Him or borne by Him when He hung on the cross, but in and with the assumption of man's nature, or, more precisely, in and with His mission. The very form of a servant, and His putting on the likeness of sinful flesh, was an argument that sin was already transferred to Him and borne by Him; and not a single moment of the Lord's earthly life can be conceived of in which He did not feel the harden of the divine wrath which must otherwise have pressed on us for ever. Hence, "to hear sin" is the phrase of God's word for freeing us from its punishment. Because He bore sin, and was never seen without it, it may be affirmed that the mortality which was comprehended in the words, "Thou shalt surely die"â€”that is, all that was summed up in the wrath and curse of God,â€”was never really separated from Him, though it had its hours of culmination and its abatements. Hence, without referring further at present to the character of the suffering, it evidently appears that, as the sin-bearer, He all through life discerned and felt the penal character of sin as the surety
Don't forget the 1st part of 2 Peter 3 vs.9 which says, "long suffering to us". Peter is writing to believers (2 Peter 1 vs.1;2 Peter 3 vs1) and are a different group than the scoffers in vs.3. It seems clear to me that it is the elect that He is not willing to perish and come to repentance. If God desired everybody to repent and be saved could He not do it? John 5 vs.21; John 17 vs.2; 2 Timothy vs.24-25.
I am skilled in carpentry,Painting Drywall and hard work. I would be more than glad to give my services to you. Let me know if there is something you still need done to the manor church. God bless you and your willing heart for such a great task for His glory. Rick
I started listening to SermonAudio a while back,I really don't remember just when,but l have downloading sermons from Pastor Steele.I can't say in words just what his sermons has said to me.But the one word that comes to my mind is truth.Someday in Eternity I can meet him.I pray that God will keep his ministry going for many years to come.
I really appreciate the Islam update sermons that Pastor Monte does (though I listen to all his sermons) each Sept. Thank you so much for today's update on ISIS. There were some things that I wasn't aware of that are of great importance for the Christian to know. I pray all who are able to listen to this sermon come away with a better understanding of Islam and the times we are living in.... it is truly time to look up for our salvation is near.