Great Sermon! Based on the article, it sounds like an over-emphasis on a redemptive historical approach to preaching common in some reformed pulpits that tends to filter all passages in light of John 3:16. It can also be heard in dispensational camp though probably described as avoiding the inadequacy of moralism.
Thanks for addressing the story Pastor Harris.
Jim Lincoln wrote: They "want to have their cake and eat it too!" They want state degrees without meeting the requirements? In effect these schools want to be diploma mills?, but really want to hand out what appears as quality degrees but aren't? "The crux of the issue is the word "degrees." Currently, the schools can offer "diplomas" or "certificates" to students who complete coursework, Scudder says. But the schools can't stay competitive unless they offer "degrees," he said, a term that has great meaning to prospective students, particularly international students." excerpt from, AP NewsBreak: Bible colleges sue for right to AP NewsBreak: Bible colleges sue for right to issue degrees. Something that reminds you of American students who went to get M.D.s from schools on some islands in the Caribbean?
With your analogy, isn't the real issue not where they attended but if the are deemed qualified by doing well on their med boards?
'The plan was to recite a moderately amplified call to prayer with the words ‚ÄúAllahu Akbar,‚ÄĚ or ‚ÄúGod is great,‚ÄĚ from the 210-foot tower for about three minutes each Friday...'
The media should simply look to wikipedia to get a more accurate translation of the meaning of the phrase to be shouted over a post-christian university- 'Allah is greater or the greatest', but that might distill the context too much for the PC elites.
Not so accurate depection... MM starts out by misrepresenting Calvinism as hyper or theological determinism.
Secondly, does God hate anyone? The answer is yes.
Psalm 5:5, "The boastful shall not stand before Thine eyes; Thou dost hate all who do iniquity,"
Psalm 11:5, "The Lord tests the righteous and the wicked, and the one who loves violence His soul hates."
Lev. 20:23, "Moreover, you shall not follow the customs of the nation which I shall drive out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I have abhorred them."
Prov. 6:16-19, "There are six things which the Lord hates, yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: 17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 A heart that devises wicked plans, feet that run rapidly to evil, 19 A false witness who utters lies, and one who spreads strife among brothers."
Hosea 9:15, "All their evil is at Gilgal; indeed, I came to hate them there! Because of the wickedness of their deeds I will drive them out of My house! I will love them no more; All their princes are rebels."
TT wrote: Seriously??? Have y'all listened to anything Billy Graham has ever said??? He preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ, straight up. If you were in the public eye we could nit-pick every, single thing you've ever uttered and claim you're going to hell. Have y'all ever heard of grace??? "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit." (Romans 8:1)
The issue is with his the incongruence in his practice ie preaching a gospel of grace in Christ and then sending those that come forward back to bondage Roman Catholicism or the to apostate liberal churches.