Voice of the martyrs. Open doors. Very good reading material to remember who hates who. America is sleeping. Give me football, baseball, and pornography. The vast majority don't see the culture war coming.
Ah yes. The new minority. Christians. Look no further than the hate for Christians in our own country. Say anything deragatory about Christians and your ok. Say Allah is not a god and suffer the wrath of being hateful.
So the pastor of this church thinks that the church focuses "too much on sin"? I think a lot of the churches in America alone doesn't focus ENOUGH on sin! A majority of the churches teach nothing but a false gospel, the prosperity gospel to be exact which is no gospel at all. This false doctrine is about greed, selfishness, and filling up our pockets (and the pastor's as well) and our lives with lavish things. How dare this pastor say that church sucks and how dare he compromises, playing worldly music with content that is totally against what God's Word says. This pastor is suppose to "preach the Word in season and out of season" and to rebuke, correct, convince, and exhort with all longsuffering (2 Timothy 4:1-2). Why, O why are the majority of these churches, all for the sake of being relevant, try so hard to get people into their churches instead of staying true to preaching and teaching from God's Word? When the church tries so hard to look like the world it's a total embarrassment. God's Word says to not be conformed to this world, to not be like it and to not be molded by it's customs and attitude. Wake up and stop trying to be cool and relevant and just preach the gospel. This is God's church, not yours!
Great Sermon! Another great job by Brian Schwertley.
I have listened to a few of Brian Schwertley's messages. I have never heard a person that is coughing and clearing his throat more than Brian. Gets a little distracting when he does it so often; it is a bit odd for a public speaker such as Brian. Perhaps he was ill with a cold each message I heard his speakâ€¦
Kyle wrote: Fair enough. I did change from "mass murder" to generic crime. I was irreverant, but I didn't attack you personally. Calling me "boy" was not ad hominem? So, that said, have we found a line? Carrying a gun in church in anticipation of a mass murder is over the line in your opinion, but is it ok to carry in church in anticipation of, say, a single murder? theft? assault? where is your line?
Your calling me man was not ad hominem. It was simple rudeness, most easily addressed by illustration, which seems to have been effective. Your ad hominem was in the false accusation of "pretty naive" on dishonest grounds, but we have dealt with that.
I have never felt the need to carry a gun to protect my family, despite many years attending inner city churches.
I can understand why some might feel the need carry a gun in Baghdad and Tucson. However, I have only worshipped with Christian refugees from Baghdad, not Tucson. Have you considered moving?