Amen God is such a generic term these days.
Those who believe in the God of the Bible and are His disciples will fear Him and seek to honor Him with their lives.
People want the blessings of God, without owing any allegiance, obedience, or sacrifice.
Another sign of cultural shift... I understand why it may appear that this quote was taken out of context.
But let us examine the context.
He was talking about making sure that daycare was available and affordable to all - so mothers could be part of the workforce.
He was constrasting staying at home to raise your kids (presumably, when they are young) because you can't "afford to work" (childcare costs are so high that it is not worth it).
It IS an attack on the choice of staying at home with your children, because it is presumed that staying home and raising your babies and young children is not important work and worth the loss in education/pay that would have resulted in staying in the workforce during those years.
Loving, nurturing care by parents is CRUCIAL in the proper physical, emotional, and spiritual development in our children.
No paycheck can be worth more than that.
Great Sermon! Very good commentary. Thank you for addressing this.
While the people will probably always be debating the values/dangers of vaccines, I think as Christians we can all agree that using aborted babies as ingredients is wrong.
I would say that it is an abomination before The Lord.
Second attack A new attack, inspired by the same source.
Her mother said, "She was someone different during the attack."
Disturbing In the West, where we often deny the existence of the supernatural, this is probably how a manifestation of demonic influence is seen.
Just think about cultures in Africa or Asia - is it not obvious the demonic influence in those cultures? It just seems more obviously spiritual because people there believe in spirits.
There is no thing as a homosexual Christian. Anyone who lives in an unbroken pattern of habitual sin is not a Christian according to God's Word.
Mt 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
1John 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
1John 5:18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
Those whose lives are characterized as habitually sinful have never had a personal relationship with the God of the Bible. It's very sad that people claim to be homosexuals and Christians at the same time. They have a false hope that keeps them from repentance and complete dependence upon Christ by faith alone to save them from the sins they falsely claim God doesn't mind.
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."