The POTUS lies. They do not defend free speech but only politically correct free speech. It is a flagrant lie and is also true of the European leaders. Try saying something less provocative, e.g. against homosexual behavior or their marriage and see if they defend you and march in unity for your right to say so!
The ridiculous and juvenile March by European leaders in "defiance" against a small number of gunmen and other radical terrorists is actually a sign of fear and insecurity! Why the huge selfie-parade (photo op by design) by heads of state against marginal criminals? Also these same do NOT stand up for all free speech as they claim but are quick to denounce in persecutory laws and policies against Christians or anyone who says anything politically incorrect or "offensive" (e.g. against homosexual behavior or marriage, etc.) What hypocrisy! It is better the U.S. did not take part in a ridiculous show of nothing.
Great Sermon! The sermon thoughtfully answers the objections most common, especially that the Psalms extol instruments but which only belonged to Jewish worship before Christ's coming as part of the types and shadow elements clearly abolished per the book of Hebrews and contrary to New Testament church worship. Also it is the 'beauty of holiness' and not a sensual beauty that is instructed for worship, as the sermon explains as well.
Powerful message, instruments in church worship? This is a powerful and practical message challenging the tradition, and increasing variety, of the use of musical instruments in church worship. Truly what is esteemed (and excused) among men is error and arrogance before God when the holy light of Scripture shines on it. If the truth be told instruments are used to get the youth involved or to please popular sentiment, not merely to accompany or aid worship, but to enhance and attract others to come to church. Especially now among churches claiming to be reformed instruments are on the increase from massive pipe organs to bands or string ensembles in the face of the 2nd command and regulative principle they claim to follow! Gill and Spurgeon as well as Puritans and Presbyterians of history all condemned it as a mark of popery or apostasy, not conservative but liberal error!
Important! Al Mohler is repenting of calling homosexual orientation a perversity and sin and undermining the truth that such is a perverted unnatural lust wicked to the core. He is leading the S BC into a false and wrong repentance! Now watch him dig his heels in and defend himself and attack his correct accusers...and persecute them instead using his position abusively (which is typical).
Important! The SBC under the leadership of Al Mohler, who has come under the cloak of historic SBC founders conservative doctrine, has leaned increasingly into humanistic Political Correctness and compromised historic SBC doctrine and this is solid evidence. Al Mohler is leading tho ecumenical liberal creep into unorthodoxy by a once most conservative denomination. Sproul provides a sharp contrast and Is spot on.
Unique, remarkable sermon! After a slow, stumbling start this sermon is startling in its content both theological and practical. What a sharp contrast this presents upon solid scripture prooofs from what is considered a Christian today! What a difference between professing christianity and real regeneration (not merely claiming to be "born again") and the indwelling of Christ by his Spirit in true believers! Why is this vital truth so neglected in even conservative churches? This vital, organic union with Christ is so different from definitions and professions of modern christianity.
important, how Christianity was duped by Equality moement Yep, read Dabney and Thornwell online about who was behind Lincoln and his Radical Red Republicans and how abolitionists led immediately to feminists agenda and Egalitarianism! Big Government and socialism began with Lincoln and his Uncivil War which was a social and Constitutional Revolution!
important Sermon! Listen to the citation and good analysis regarding the hymn writer Isaac Watts! Is not the thinking of Isaac Watts identical to that of corrupt modern cultural Christianity and CCM...contemporary Christian music, even Christian rap?
Important! This commentary rebuts and clarifies the false media reports and liberal commentary that this ruling treats "corporations as persons". No, only closely-held family owned corporations that do not issue public stock! Religious liberty is most justly defended by this ruling.
The same headline is often heard as the justification for children to read "anything", frequently titles such as Harry Potter series.
Clearly, the headline representing present public opinion should be exposed as just as dangerous as potentially enriching. You never hear the headline used to justify reading the Bible or Puritan literature or that of 19th century Southern Baptists, because of sharp prejudice and the censorship imposed by Political Correctness. When these are suggested, "let them read anything" suddenly becomes qualified according to their unscriptural terms and opposition to the truth, even among "conservatives".
Their self-imposed socially quarantined communities would actually be a good thing! Principled disassociation would be so much easier than with their usual agenda of forced integration and activist lawsuits.
Just like the U.S. trained, armed, and aided the Taliban to fight the Russians in Afghanistan, but now called terrorists. By the way, Bin Laden and "the Database" (translated ' Al Qaeda') of freedom fightera in Afghanistan were also trained and funded by the CIA also to fight the.Soviet invasian where oil and pipeline interests were all at stake before 9/11 was pinned on them without evidence.
important Sermon! Very needed and important refutation of the naive and popular statement that is here exploded and refuted many. A pastor of a sovereign grace baptist church told me "we are not a confessional church", as if that was better. Yet they have a short statement of beliefs in print! This message shows why such statements are untruthful and an irrational position that only opens the door for a multitude of errors and heresies, that have flooded modern churches.
Neil wrote: Glad he pointed out Brown's Calvinism; that is usually overlooked....
Are you kidding? John Brown absolutely did not hold to traditional Calvinistic teaching! John Brown was America's first terrorist, a heretical fanatic and psychopath (see dictionary definition).
Google "What John Brown did in Kansas", then try to convince us that he was a real Christian instead of a crazed murderer that held the equivalent of what became Black Liberation Theology, with militia fanaticism!
Also, the Bible does not teach Abolitionism, or the abolition of the Master-Servant relation any more than it does that of Fathers-Children or Husbands-Wives (i.e. Ephesians, Colossians, Timothy, et al). Abuse within a relation does not negate the relations established and regulated in the Bible.
Good! Idols, likenesses, and images are not only unnecessary but strictly forbidden in the 2nd commandment for the worship of God and Christ. "Thou shalt not make unto thee ANY graven image or ANY LIKENESS...".
This was the position of the protestants, reformers, like Calvin, Knox, the Puritans of England and Pilgrims of America, who also did not bow the superstition of "Christmas" day, but in fact banned it and made it a "common market day".
Superstitious icons are a mark of false, not true, Christianity. Faith does not require sensual images or music to be active, for "faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things NOT SEEN" (Heb. 11).
It's time to purge away the icons, manger scenes, decorated trees in Christian homes and churches, materialistic shopping greed, and light imagery--the Christianized paganism of the superstitious regard for Dec. 25th as being "Christ's birth" at the time of the pagan's festivals of the Winter Solstice (i.e. what the trees, decorations, lights, and gift giving really are a part of).