Jim L., I like the quote taken from MacArthur, it is so true. So many times Christians get consumed by government ordeals and the what if's in what will happen if so and so gets elected as opposed to the other. Ultimately, God is sovereign and nothing will thwart His predestined plan. Christians can become alarmist who get more fired up about what bill might be passed to protect pastor's rights (which I am not saying in unimportant) than the amazing news of the gospel and the call to evangelize the lost. Sad truth but oh so common nowadays!
Amen Carl! They cry equality and tolerance, yet they lack both of the qualities they push so heavily. I guess it's not surprising, considering Godless people will do anything to cover their darkness. However it is alarming how far they will go to support their own depraved motives. Their LGBT, and whatever letterts they have added, movement is getting a bit ridiculous. They no longer want equality but complete submission to their agenda. Guess that's why they are still so infuriated that their candidate didn't take office.... I pray for all unregenerate people who haven't accepted Chrsit to repent and believe the gospel, to turn from their sin and find the other answer for grace and peace, Jesus Christ.
This is so silly. Fanatic sport fans is a HUGE distraction among Christians. If people the read the Bible as closely as they follow their favorite sports teams/players they would all be Bible scholars.... I don't think sports are sinful don't get me wrong, I just think people take it wayyyy to far and it creates almost a lifestyle. A lot of times after services on a Sunday, football or basketball is all the men in the church have to talk about... So sad ðŸ˜•
Really sucks for people like my wife and I who are in the process of building a new home and was just told we need more a down payment in order to compensate for this increase in mortgage insurance.... Not sure what the likelihood of this returning to the former mortgage insurance reduction but I hope it does!
Jim L do you love Obama? I am consistently seeing you defend his actions. Just curious... I mean from A Christian worldview I am curious that is. Would it be so shocking for this article to be true? Uhhhh.... Hmmmmm.... No. Plainly it would be manifestly obviously not shocking st all
In what way is this shocking? This persecution has been going since OT times with Isaac and Ishmael. Pray for our fellow believers and their endurance and ability to stand firm in the faith even in the face of execution in the brutal and cruel ways that the Islamic terrorist do it. Easy to say here in America I know ðŸ˜•
Loving the comments on here. Heresy, heresy, heresy, heresy. Disposable man who is not a pastor. Undermining any part of scripture is satanic and is a tool that Satan uses to lead sheep astray and uses folly disguised as truth to damn people to hell. Sad part is that most are not searching the scriptures and testing the spirits to see if they are of God, rather believe any vile, wretched words that proceed from the mouth of a "pastor." Time for Christians and the SBC in this case, to spew this man out from the church and any other heretic with him. Be rid of him and excommunicate him from the TRUE church. If not in this life then truly he will be excommunicated from God in eternity.
While their are probably many professing evangelicals that are "okay" with assisted suicide, their shouldn't even be one true evangelical that is okay with making it legal to take a human life. Whether it's abortion or assisted suicide the bottom line is that our government is trying legalize murder, with certain stipulations you have to meet of course ðŸ™„. Any and every true Christian knows the value of human life and therefore would NEVER agree with such an agredious act. This is a downright shameful article and this guy is losing all hope in Christianpost...
JimLincoln He has already won. I used to live in KY and knew his son growing up. He is a Protestant and a descent Christian man. Hard to find in politics. He isn't "giving people permission" to acknowledge that this is the year of the Bible but rather trying to elevate its importance on a public platform. People on SA are downright malicious against other Christians sometimes. Remove the 2x4 from your eye before you remove a speck of sawdust from a brothers.... And for heavens sake be kind to one another or even a Christian politician for once?!?!?! Fat chance here
Merry Christmas everyone! Let's try not to argue and debate in a news thread entitled "God with us" lol.
Everyone remember that Christmas is t about family, friends, gifts, tradition, etc. but about the day that Gos literally came to earth to be Immanuel, God with us. Let's keep a reverent Spirit and remember the reason why He did this for His creation. He came to atone for our sins through a sinless, perfect life that only He could live and die a death that only He could bear. Christ is the reason for Christmas, keep this day holy and let this be the center of our praise today!
Ladybug is absolutely right. Belief in false religion aka a false God have no better chance on judgement day than one who denies God. In fact they heard the truth, rejected it and distorted and their damnation will be greater. Amen ladybug
It makes me chuckle and disturbs me at the same time that Evangelicals are so critical of Trump. Listen, Hilary didn't win. That by itself is a HUGE victory. Trumps character may be called in question but no one can question his salvation. I don't agree with everything he says or does for sure, BUT at the same time I pray for him and all our leaders. I leave the saving work to God and believe that God is sovereign over the rulers and leaders of our nation and every other nation. As evangelicals we should pray for Trump and hope that he will align himself with Gods will and seek to grow in the faith if indeed he is a Christian.
Pride comets before a fall... You are pointing out an extremist form of Calvinist that is not the true Calvinists that believe the theology that we believe and act accordingly. Regardless of your age you should be able to admit at least perhaps your judging a extreme sect of Calvinism that perhaps isn't Calvinism at all. And MS, no one is perfect I'm just simply stating that Al Mohler's theology and worldview is solid, not that he is infallible. Just as any other man!
Everyone who is saying that Calvinist are self-elected and boastful and arrogant, do you actually know what Calvinist believe? Or, more likely, have you met a Christian (regardless of if a Calvinist or not though in this case it is) that likes to shove their theology down people's throat and hoard their intelligence over others. This is a shameful Pharisaical thing to do by any Christian and a true Calvinist would be the first to admit this. True Calvinist seethe selves for what they are, it is what the "T" in TULIP states, Totally depraved. They see themselves as sinners saved by grace and given faith in God as a gift from God and not of themselves. Knowing this about what Calvinist believe how could you say that Calvinist are arrogant, self righteous people? This is a misrepresentation presented by a person with an obvious biased towards Calvinism in general. Grace and peace.
Wayfarer, your comment is a complete injustice to reformism and reformist. It is not a "new found religion" as you put it. But rather taking scripture literally and understanding that we cannot explain all of what Gods word says and the complexity therein, but at the same time accepting what the Bible as truth regardless of what our fallen logic and emotion says. There is a lot more to reformed theology than this and much much much more than what you are saying. To get a basic grasp on reformed theology that is not biased based on your personal experience with people who are clearly acting against scripture I would reccommend listening to "Doctrines of Grace" on the GTY app by John MacArthur. Please don't judge all reformist based on the actions and attitudes of a few. Thank you.
John Gerstner and RC Sproul and John MacArthur and three great Reformed theologists in our current time. Not to mention Augustine, Calvin, J Edwards and the infamous Luther also held the belief of Reformed theology. I do not consider any of these men's word to inerrant, however when they all are in agreement on one thing, namely God's sovereignty in regards to what's called now the 5 points of Calvinism, I pay attention. Christians don't put God in a box so that we can all fully understand Him. If we could fully understand God he wouldn't be God. Gods sovereignty is above our minds, the link between predestination and freewill, preservation of the saints and judgement for actions, faith in God and saved by grace yet always accompanied by works but never saved by works. All of these are great truths that are difficult to understand fully, yet that doesn't make them true. The trinity is impossible to understand yet we believe. Jesus virgin birth is beyond human logic but we believe. The truths of Gods sovereignty are no different except Christians consider them "not fair" or in some way think God isn't excercising enough grace. His ways are not our ways and Hos thought not our thoughts, don't dumb God down because we cannot fathom His divine supernatural person.