Interesting Bill - this is very interesting. This Scientology compound was in San Jacinto (ha-SIN-toe), just about a 1/4 mile behind the field of my neighborhood growing up. It was heavily guarded and gated, and I never saw anyone going in or coming out.
A subject worthy of discussion I wanted to bring to your attention a resource put together from Answers in Genesis, as a follow up to the questions Bill Nye brought up, but that Ken Ham didn't have the time to answer.
I think you will find it a very extensive list.
Thank you for discussing this I believe that correctly "training your child in the way he should go," includes your child developing a personal reverence and fear of the Lord - thereby understanding His prerogative to dictate boundaries for how we live our lives.
It is not legalism.
In modern culture, we talk often of love and even the Gospel.
But what of reverence, fear of The Lord (which gives wisdom), and surrender of our lives (including actions, not just our hearts)?
Great Sermon! I very much agree that Bible training and mentorship is necessary. The type of degree and schooling will obviously vary. Also, going to Seminary does not guarantee that one is saved.
I had a teacher in Bible College that was a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, but had not been born again until years later.
I looked at his website just now.
Picture after picture of himself, and talking about what he has accomplished.
I saw no Scripture, mention of Jesus, or anything spiritual anywhere,
Just, "Buy my book," or "Listen to me speak," and be blessed through me.
Interesting subject I believe that Biblically, God has spoken to His people throughout history in various ways. How does that look like? It varies.
I do not think that Huckabee is saying that he expects an audible voice from heaven, but that he intends to seek direct guidance from The Lord before moving forward.
I admit, that this is hard to do. Sometimes you can have good intentions, but then get impatient and make a decision. Other times, I believe God wants us to move forward in faith without any specific revelation or confirmation.
Good discussion This article is disturbing.
It reminds me of a book called "Why Men Hate Church," by David Murrow. I heard this guy speak at a large function I was t as a guest speaker, and even though it was presented in a comical way, it was basically mocking church and all that it is we do (worship, prayer, etc). It made me feel sick. My husband, as a born again believer has always loved church and has never thought that it was too "touchy feely" for him to be able to stomach it.
It is sad to me to see Christians mock and make excuses for the church. As if the world needs more ammunition, now we are turning on each other. :(
Great Sermon! Thank you so much for your informed and accurate assessment on this issue. My husband is a US Army solider, who has been battling Al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Iraq and Afghsnistan for 10 yrs. He is currently deployed and the war is definitely not over, there is no peace, and peace is not on the horizon.
It is a shame that so many Americans, even Christian ones, are ignorant enough of the Koran and it's teaching on true Islam. My husband and I have made a point to study the issue as we keep up with current events.
It is refreshing to hear the truth spoken.
Thank you Sir!
Great Sermon! Interesting. I have been to church there (different pastor back then). I grew up in Calvary Chapels but was never encouraged to make trouble in out outreach and street evangelism. We would seek permits for public places and follow other rules.
I think the Gospel can still be preached lawfully, in many cases.
But I do think that it is looked on less favorably than it used to be.
Here is a quote about another church in the neighboring town preaching at the same place a while back.
"In January 2010, Praise Chapel in San Jacinto was granted a three-day permit to speak and to distribute Bibles and fliers at the same DMV office. They were told not to disrupt the activities of the office. No problems were reported."
Great Sermon! We homeschool and I have the incredible privilege of training my children up in the way of the Lord AND encouraging their aptitude and interest in areas of science and mathematics.
Thank you for pointing out that these are not mutually exclusive.
I love the resources available from Answers in Genesis (they actually have a new homeschool curriculum as well) and the Jonathan Park audio series (Creation science adventures), available from Vision Forum.
Not right As sweet of a sentiment it was to do something romantic, the setting was not the right place or platform to do it in. Sad to see that the worship leader didn't seem to think so. A great man once told me that "the mission of a worship leader is to become invisible, to allow people to see The Lord as he leads them into His Presence."
Great Talk Even for those of us who married and had kids at a relatively young age, this discussion is relevant and encouraging to us who sometimes might have second guessed ourselves in the midst of our struggles. After 11 yrs of marriage, three kids, and a baby in heaven, I have come to find my fulfillment in God and in my place in the home raising my children, and have found such satisfaction and contentment in that.
Great Sermon! Many took a stance against this change, threatening to leave if the ban was lifted. It is nice to see a group follow through with that. The Free Methodist church that is sponsoring our former Pack is continuing on, along with all of the leaders.