Before a person opens their mouth to speak and write, they should know the subject at hand. No where in the United States Constitution does it state seperation of church and state and never has. This was coined by an athieist back some time ago.
Great Sermon! When I first started going to a church and got tax refunds for my tithes and offerings, I knew something was rotten in Denmark. Now I know what is going on here. Chuck Baldwin is now talking about this non-sense as well. Unfortunately, I can't find a non 501C3 church anywhere. When I tell people about the 501C3, they tell me not to get caught up in that stuff, just focus on the word.
The observance of Halloween, Ishtar or Easter, Christmas, Valentines Day, and many other pagan holidays have similar origns that God in the Old Testament condenmed. Just ask a former Wiccan and they will tell you about these holidays and what they actually are about.
There is no true evidence to prove that flu vaccines are effective. The problem is three fold. First the exports never know which strain the population will be infected with each year. Secondly, just because one receives the injection does not mean you will be immune to the injection. Thridly there is no clear evidence that it actually works nor if there is any side effects.
Being we have imputed righteousness based upon the merits of Christ we share in His reward equally, as far as the rewards for the reprobate the Scriptures seem to imply that there will be differing degrees of punishment, but one has to ask the question, "Is not fire, fire?" It will be utterly painful and the degree matters little.
For sometime I held to the death of Christ to be a day other than Friday primarily to the statement of "three days and three nights" being literal. But when aone emamines all the other evidences to include scientific decomposion of the human body then you can understand why indeed He was buried on a Friday.
I am an over the road truck driver. As much as possible I am downloading sermons and listening to them throughout the day. I could not live without. Not to mention I am able to find good solid churches to attend.
Where are the True Bible believing Christian Pastors? There should be sermons railing against this wicked President or as i like to call him Pharoah. Fear God not man. The body they may kill the truth abideth still. I apologize to you pastors that are in the pulpit who speak the truth.
I sense in your writing an over-emphasis on your position of authority as a pastor; the Word is not your club or mine to wield as we desire. The people you minister to are all at different stages of spiritual growth; the Word of God (thru the Spirit) will speak to each of them where they are. If you want to see lasting change and not just outward conformity, let God do the work in His time. Remember, in your preaching you must also address your own heart; itâ€™s not just you telling others what to do.
Itâ€™s not by a preacher personal authority or persuasiveness, no matter how well he knows scripture or how highly he is gifted. But solely by the authority and the power of Scripture itself, illuminated and applied by the Holy the Holy Spirit, that any ministry or Christian service can be spiritually effective and pleasing to the Lord.
While I agree with most of what you say the sentence â€śIt is every pastor's job to bring conviction upon God's people.â€ť is a little frightening. Remember, it is the Holy Spirit that brings conviction through the Word, not the pastor. The pastor and others, not just the appointed leader of a local body (pastor in your case), are to preach the Word. It is the Spirit that does the work. If you truly wish to submit to the work of the Holy Spirit in convicting Godâ€™s people of sin, let Him do it; His Word will not return void (Is. 55)
My heartâ€™s desire is to be of man of God, completely yielded to Him in all my ways; my mind will never be sufficiently renewed and washed until I am completely conformed to the image of Christ, just as the Church we see in this world ( and I include all churches) is not without stain, wrinkle or blemish. If anyoneâ€™s life is dissected and probed, there will be evidence of not being â€śsufficiently renewed.â€ť However, our Lord also sees us in our positional standing before Him, as individuals and the Body, through His righteousness that He has given us.
My heart and mind is fully known by God, and He will bring about the needed changes in my life (Ps 139). My limited life experiences have made it very clear to me that I am a poor judge of otherâ€™s motives, hearts, and minds (1 Sam 16:7). I am open to His leading and desire to press on in my Christian life. â€ś Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. (Phil. 1:12)