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.
Everytime in the KJV Old Testament where you find the word LORD in all capital letters, you will find that this word is from the Hebrew consonants YHWH, from which the words "Jehovah" and "Yahweh" are derived. To say that Yahweh is a false God is to say that Jehovah is a false God.
Rufus, be careful not to make statements about Biblical words if your statements contradict the original languages for those words. Just friendly advice.
God told me to tell Benny Hinn that he is a fraud and should stop telling lies that he is actually a preacher of God's Word. God says it in His Word, not audibly as these frauds are telling people.
2Cor. 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
It shouldn't surprise anyone about diseases that occur in the sodomite community. God said this is what will happen to this class of sinners.
Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
A sodomite is not born a sodomite just as I was not born a drunkard eventhough I became a drunk for over 20 years. These people are slaves to their sins as I was. The only way sodomites won't be sodomites anymore is by trusting in the Lord Jesus by faith alone. These sinners aren't hopeless. They just need Christ who can free them as He did me.
1Cor 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Christ can save these people from their slavery to sin just as He did me.
This shows the great ignorance of Mr. Imus, who likely in his entire life has never opened the Bible to see just what it says. Instead he listens to a so-called gospel acount named after the traitor Judas.
It's like when I've talked with Muslims who say the Bible doesn't say that Christ is God, but when I've shown them they still say, "I don't believe it!"