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.
Dorcas wrote: I just wanted to share with the SA folks on here,that the "Martyrs Mirror" by T.J Van Braght is a book that I am currently reading that is quite heart wrenching as it tells the stories of many of our Baptist brethren that suffered so much.
Great work Dorcas...in particular mainly "Anabaptist" brethren.
It can be downloaded for free,and I would highly recommend it to all who are interested!
My understanding is that a main driver of forming ECO as opposed to joining other moderately conservative pres denominations was the issue that the alternatives don't accept female pastoral ordination.
I never considered myself a pietist, but I think I know of a dozen websites that endeavor to align with Phil. 4:8,...can the same be said of television stations? Not from what I've seen lately.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Great Sermon! In my opinion the YRR / T4G crowd tends to see God's "love" as His overarching attribute in all too often a sloppy agape manner. This is opposed seeing all God's attributes through the lens of His holiness. Fundamental believers that emphasize a high view of God and His Sovereignty tend to not presume assurance of salvation when their conduct doesn't align with the Scripture...which is what right looks like.