Read the article with discerning eyes and you will notice how man, dead spiritually, cannot understand scripture. Everything is viewed through the lense of materalism (what is seen is all there is) and politics. Politics is the religion and Government its god. Yet, this article shoukd confirm our faith because Christ still "draws all men" to Himself. He remains the central, peculiar figure of universal human history. Soli Deo Gloria!
Michael H, Certainly agree that the minds of believers should be prepared for worship. Likewise, if a hymn is biblical it can help facilitate in that purpose. The danger is believing it is the "atmosphere" (lighting, decor, beat of the music) that creates the framing. I recently left a church where "atomsphere" was inviting, but the preaching and true worship was wanting.
I believe Polfer is pointing to the catalyst or cause of worship. We worship God because He resides within us. Emotions are the effect of this reality and should be mistaken as the "experience" with God. Pagan worship is based on will/experience worship. The music, not the Word of God, stirs the emotions and some professing Christians call that worship. It is not.
This is more disrespectful than Columbus Day. The very people who voted in the change are more than likely ancestors of those who drove out the "indigenous" peoples. Throwing them another cidescending bone is flat out hypocritical.
Christine, It is certainly true that not professors of Christ are His, but neither is it true that all Christian men who have a weakness for porn are unregenerate. David was a man after God's heart, but he had Bathsheba's husband killed after sleeping with her.Making rash, unfounded, judgments on sinners saved by GRACE is unbiblical and dangerous.
Scripture is inerrant, non-contradicting, and self-intrpreting. Re-read the dialogue between God and Abraham and subsequent action taken upon Sodom and Gommorah. God does not give second chances, and He administers wrath when no righteous reside. When He comes for His children, He will simultaneously judge the world.There will not be a world without the presence of the righteous. Christ will certainly " rapture" or gather His flock, but will not leave the world to the goats for some extended amount of time, then come back...again. That would be s third coming. Unbiblical.
When Christ returns it is over. It is not a play with different acts. Rapture theology is new (19th century) and is based more in sensationalism than biblical truth. We should, as others have stated, focus on the King's return and not on the itinerary.
Why are posts on such topics focus on the outrageous behavior of the perpetrators and not the loyality to death of those who follow Christ? Christ forwarned this would happen; if they hate me they WILL hate you. Praise God this man stood, by God's strength, till the end. He is worshipping at the throne in glory.
Christians should be ashamed that devil worshippers have greater zeal, commitment, and profession than themselves. Western society fears this religion and WILL submit naturally. The Christian should NOT be afraid and should stand; spiritually and physically against the fight of our generation.
Theistic evolution, like the term agnostic, is a cloak for cowardice. This is worse than the Richard Dawkins of the world. This musician would eat the food of demons AND true food. Like someone posted earlier. ..you can't be a Christian and call Christ, the LORD GOD, a liar.
Islam as a whole IS the judgment of the true God. Read the old testament. Speaking of these groups as if they have autonomous power is missing the scope of divine reality. If Kurdish/Iraqi Christians refuse to recant Christ...PRAISE GOD!! I mourn for their family, but the martyrs are in glory.