But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whore mongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone; which is the second death. (Revelation 21:8). AV.
These so-called Baptists need to read the Bibles, first of all, and then, read Baptist church history. This link is a helpful commentary on this subject: history.http://www.sermonaudio.com/playarticle.asp?ID=5684 This is in our eDocs tab. It is sad to see so many misinformed on this issue of Baptist doctrine and it's historical adherence to Sovereign Grace. Calvinism is a term that should be termed the Doctrines of Grace. We follow no man, but we follow God's Word by the grace of God unto Whom deserves the glory.
I've met bible college students that want to use their knowledge of the cults, logic, philosophy, etc. To mock unbelievers, that's a Christian with facts and no heart, there is a time and place for mockery, usually it's when you are up against the teacher or leaders not the students,
That's why in Debates you probably hear a good deal of mocking/making fun of, like Kent Hovind does, he'll mostly make fun of the textbooks then a little on the evolutionist.
Nonetheless, I only did one year, it was clear they didn't want me back so I didn't go, but we need to take a step back and say, "Why are these kids coming out with no heart? No convictions? What are these teachers teaching them?
In 1Timothy 3 we read the requirements of a bishop (pastor) question, do our Bible Colleges stress them? Only one of the many requirements is "apt to teach" the others focus on character, yes theology is needed, but theology without character is like a manikin, it has the appearance of a person but is lifeless.
@ Grady-j from Mi, thank you very much, that is an encouragement to me, we are living in a time where to be silent in the face of evil is no longer an option, we are on the wrong side of history now, and the church needs to be the church, a biblical church.
Youth in Asia from Asia wrote: "To Connor: I had Bible school classmates who were seniors and did not know even how to share their faith, much less a burden for the lost."
In my Bible college, which had about 75 students, there was hardly anyone with an evangelistic zeal, truly sad, I had people asking me, "What do you do___ What should I say to a ____" if I was door knocking with someone and the person who answered the door said, "I'm a Catholic" sometimes the people I door knocked with stepped to the side, and wanted me to handle the situation because they had no idea how to use apologetics.
I didn't have the courage you did, you confronted the guy like a good Christian should do, I was to scared. Our Bible colleges, I'm afraid, systematically manufactures men with no conviction, how do I know that? Look at their lives, we would see a sharp increase in evangelism, men warning people that there is a holy God and an eternal Hell.
Where is our convictions? Our zeal? It's not found in a lot of Bible colleges, if BJU, and other bible colleges that store people, were filled with people with hearts, we'd know.
It would seem the issue with asking sinners if/when they might repent is this...it isn't found in Scripture. God is the one who grants repentance, so we cannot present repentance as a choice but rather a command. We really must be careful not to add to or take from His word, placing repentance as a choice really isn't biblical. Yes, tell them as Christ did, 'repent and believe in the gospel'. That would line up with God's word
Oh yes, Stephen's sermon is so powerful isn't it? He was filled with the Holy Ghost, empowered by Him as he spoke God's truth. Yes, wow indeed Connor! May the Lord bless you as you seek to proclaim His truth. Always remember, it is the unction of the Holy Spirit that gives you strength and power when you speak His truth, not man's methods on 'how to evangelize'.
I think the more important question is what what Jesus say about that, but you don't care about Jesus, you would kick Him off His throne, if it were at all possible, and gladly declare yourself Messiah.
You obviously flaunt your sin that you have forgotten to blush, your ignorance of God makes me think you are ignorant of what ignorant means, you are storing up acres of wrath.
None of us can help you, we can only make your ears fat with the truth, the Holy Spirit is needed in this matter, may He have mercy on you.
Thank you ladybug for the link, it's a long one as the person says, (I must admit I didn't read the entirety of it, a little over 50%) maybe when I'll have time I'll investigate.
I'm glad that the person shared it with Ray before posting it, and that makes me want to read all of it.
Concerning asking them when they might repent, I say it's a valid question, it's a serious question, I don't see anything wrong with it, I told some people, "If you accept Christ as your Saviour, you will be met with trials, difficulties, you'll be hated for His name's sake, however God will help you during these times, and when you die will spend eternity in Heaven, you'll be in a relationship with God."
I'm not looking to trick them, I believe it's a serious matter and they need to know these things, the Holy Spirit will work on them and help them make the logical choice, we have a reasonable faith, logical, sound, and secure.
I'm reading the book of Acts right now and read Steven's sermon, WOW it always surprises me, I don't know why, but just wow. Take care ladybug.
s c wrote: So,she's back in the news waging "war" against the "gays"...or vice-versa. ...sounds like a political ploy. She is pentecostal and she did meet with the faux pa and she does have certain political and questionable religious affiliations. Perhaps she will make major headlines as a Christian "martyr" who will be vindicated by some political "hero".
"A same-sex couple is seeking to reinstate its case against the Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples."
what is your issue? she did not put herself back in the news. What is your motive for criticizing her? You think it is good that the gays are trying persecute the Christians via her? They don't care about whether her faith is genuine, they want to put down what they view as Christian and their beliefs about gays. That would include real ones. Who side are you on in this issue? It is hard to believe you are siding with the enemies to your faith. Maybe if we look at all your posts concerning these things, you always are letting gays off the hook. Are you secretly pro gay?
Although I think Ray Comfort makes some good points, it seems he is not too deep in his understanding of soteriology. For example, I've watched a few videos of his and he asks the sinner when they might repent. This is very unbiblical and gives them a wrong view of the need of repentance. It is a command, not a choice. Also, there's this critique of his WOTM 'method' -http://thecripplegate.com/concerns-with-the-way-of..
Honestly, we can find out how to evangelize simply by reading the Bible and how the Apostles did it, and it's free!
I read, "The Soul Winner" in Bible College and did a book report on it, very good book, I liked it, and if you're not concerned for other people's souls then I'm deeply concerned for yours.
NeedHim, I put the million dollar tracts in beer cases, I think I'll switch to the coins now because it's probably easier.
We are in a war, we need to train ourselves in apologetics and be well versed in the gospel, sign up for the online school of Biblical Evangelism by LivingWaters.com, I think it's $120, if you can't afford that the textbook is $25
Point is, you need to be trained, and apply what you learn in the real life.
I've read this and unless this poses as a class action lawsuit, I'm afraid, the good comptroller will be without a job. Using your elected office to go after a private organization because it hurts your feelings will end up getting you fired or fined or jailed long to mention the possibility of being sued.
Jim, nothing personal against you, with all due respect your way, you are sure-pressing the truth of Gods written word. Of being a closet pro-death supporter, at-least, have the convection, in your own heart, to stand up & say I am a pro-death supporter, it's clear you don't see person hood, in the baby, as a baby. In far to many, mothers has become, the most dangerous place for a baby to be in, sadly stating.
Praise God for men & women, who bring the gospel to the murding mills, just because one has abortion, doesn't take away the facts, that they will always be a parent of dead baby, they killed. For only in Christ alone can there be restoration & reconciliation alone, for those who are humbled by the ways of their own transgressions, will greatly cost them, if they try to go their own way, apart from Christ, only saving way amen.
Sermon Transcript I posted, from the sermon one can listen to, by Pastor John MacArthur
SteveR wrote: I didn't say that. I'm sayin that there was something good already and faithful men wanted to make it better. That's why it was called the REFORMATION and not the trashcan...perhaps hateful reprobates, skanks and board perverts cant understand that?
You really should learn not to project!
Like it that you always put forward your best "christian" side forward when arguing, even if its all devil and no Christ. Way to go!
Just sayin wrote: More laughable content in the above post .. we owe the Reformation to popes Greg and Leo?! ROFL! Saint Gregory (died March 12, 604 AD) sure did help the reformation, didn't he!! ROFL! Leo the ? Probably the 10th you're referring to. This is what we read in Wikipedia: "He is probably best remembered for granting indulgences for those who donated to reconstruct St. Peter's Basilica, which practice was challenged by Martin Luther's 95 Theses. He seems not to have taken seriously the array of demands for church reform that would quickly grow into the Protestant Reformation." In that sense every Pope helped on the Reformation! Derrr! You might want to ease up drinking the RCC Kool-aid!
I didn't say that. I'm sayin that there was something good already and faithful men wanted to make it better. That's why it was called the REFORMATION and not the trashcan...perhaps hateful reprobates, skanks and board perverts cant understand that?
Pastor John MacArthur:To me it is ironic that those who pride themselves on defending the rights of the weak, murder them in the womb when they are the most weak. What kind of hypocrisy is that? Self-congratulating pseudo-humanitarians advocate a deadly force of violence unleashed against infants that makes the Nazi Holocaust look mild by comparison.
In our world, we‚Äôre slaughtering between fifty and sixty million babies a year. In the United States on record is 1.5 million abortions a year. Every third baby conceived is murdered in the womb. Four thousand a day plus, 170 an hour‚ÄĒPlanned Parenthood alone kills one every ninety-five seconds.
The Physicians Association of Planned Parenthood released this statement, quote: ‚ÄúAbortion is a treatment for unwanted pregnancy, the second sexually transmitted disease.‚ÄĚ Pregnancy is a sexually transmitted disease. Our nation and others are murdering a whole generation of humans in mass infanticide that was legalized in January of 1973 by the Roe v. Wade decision made by an unrighteous group of people on the Supreme Court. Now forty-three percent of all women have an abortion and forty-seven percent of abortions are repeats. It‚Äôs legal to do to a child what you might be arrested for doing to a cat, or a dog, or certainly an eagle. In
Taken from a transcript of a sermon that Pastor John MacArthur wrote.
This is not about politics, although there are things we could talk about. You‚Äôre not voting for a pastor, you‚Äôre not voting for a spiritual leader, you‚Äôre voting for someone who has some sense of morality. Since the Bible says that the role of government is to punish evil doers and protect the good, you better have somebody in power who understands what is good and what is evil. And if you think homosexuality, abortion, sexual freedom, hating God are not evil, then you better go back and check your Bible again. How can people with that kind of agenda protect those who do good and punish those who do evil? That‚Äôs Romans 13‚Äôs definition of the role of government.
While we are able to converse and actively participate in our government, I do not believe that our forefathers would consider abortion to be an option for anyone as a legal means of birth control. Law does not become law until one partisans the government through either a lawsuit or by electing same minded representatives. But once a federal law becomes law, the federal government then applies law into rules. How do you fix that, release the bureaucracy from their responsibilities to write and apply the rules. Apply a reduction in force for all departments non essential employees.