Great Sermon! Before I was saved and even for a little while after I was saved, I had a problem with weed. That was my drug of choice. I was deep in sin when I was on weed. I was carried off to a fairy land far away from God. I was obsessed with the 60's and Woodstock and wanted to be there, I was all about peace love and rock and roll and I even had a marijuana plant necklace. I told myself I'm just a pothead and that's who I am. Praise God that He, in his grace, brought me out of that sin and I have no desire for it anymore. I dread weed becoming legal in Texas. That is a sin I don't want to get tangled up in again. I will stay far far away from marijuana and cling to the Lord with every ounce of my being.
Great Sermon! I thought that it was a very good sermon. It was eye opening and convicting. Sermons like that is like someone coming to you and splashing freezing water in your face. Even though I know that I am saved I always want to examine myself.
I agree John Y. America has infected so much of the world already with its filthiness, it surely will be held accountable on judgement day. I shudder to think of it. I used to be " proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free". But those freedoms have turned this country into the most godless country on earth.
Here it is. Crouch preached the so called WoF heresy and the prosperity gospel. Either he was a swindler or he himself was swindled. He had heart problems and declared himself healed of them a few yrs ago. It was those same heart problems that took his life. No matter if he was a true believer or not, yesterday at the moment he died, he found out the truth. And that is the stark reality. People everywhere will know the truth of Christ. If not in this life, in the life after this. So we don't need to argue over whether someone that is dead was saved or not. We need to keep evangelizing, so people cam know the truth in this lifetime.
Great Sermon! I hope I say this right. In listening to this discussion between you guys several things struck me. Especially about the thoughts of Jonathan Edwards on God's will. God is either sovereign or he's not. If there is one thing that he is not in control over then that would mean he is not sovereign and if we have any choices in our lives that he ultimately is not in control over then he is not sovereign. However as we can see from the bible there are things that we have control over. Obviously we have a choice everyday whether to sin or not to sin, if we are indeed free from the slavery of sin as saved people. I think that any choices that we make is allowed by God in His sovereignty. Could He at any moment intervene? Yes he could. Is there anything that we do that he does not know about beforehand? I don't think so. If you tell someone at Mickey D's to go to hell,did he not know that you were going to do that? Yes he did and he could have stopped it. But in his sovereignty and ultimately for his glory he allows us to live our lives and have choices about how we will react or our actions. Not because hes not sovereign but because he is. I hope I said that right.
Gs, exactly. That's what I thought. He actually said something like "the God experience" or something along those lines. Which lead me to believe hes fallen into the spirituality trap, rather than knowing the true God of the bible.
Great Sermon! Have you guys ever considered Amillenialism? Revelation Chapter 20 has some interesting things. First of all it says that after the thousand years Satan will be released. It also says that the rest of the dead will not be raised until after the thousand years. I think this brings up some interesting things. Have you ever considered those?
Just a few thoughts..... I agree with what you are saying about the hypocrisy but at the same time I see the other side of the coin because this is not a war on sin itself, this is a war on traditional marriage. These business owners that are refusing service to gay couples is seeing that we are at an all out war on marriage being between one man and one woman. Now whether they lived together before marriage or are on their second or third marriage that is a secondary issue, in this case, to the fact that they are one man and one woman and now that gay marriage is on its way to being 100percent legalized it has opened the door to other types of marriage which opens the door to way many other things.(transsexual kindergarteners, etc.) so I am not saying that you are wrong in your observations but I am just saying that I can see where gay couples would be singled out. We Christians undoubtedly feel that we are in a war against society.
Insane! I saw the picture and that's just insane. I don't know why anyone would want to drive around with that on their vehicle unless they just want attention. I don't see how people could think that was funny. But in this society where violence in movies and tv are glamorized and sexualized this is the direction that it takes and when we don't hear enough of the good news but all we hear about is violence in the news on a daily basis and people are desensitized then this is the direction it goes. I grow pretty weary of constantly having to explain to my children about the things they see and why they are wrong.
Not going to glorify God I can tell already that this show is not going to glorify God because they are starting out with the wrong gospel. They are the health and prosperity gospel people and that is not the biblical gospel, that leads many people astray everyday and even takes some people away from God because they get disillusioned with Christianity when they don't get rich or become healed. It doesn't matter how much they talk about Jesus, if they claim Jesus is a lottery ticket, it won't glorify him. Also, I feel very strongly that this show, just like the pastors daughters show and any other "Christian" show is going to actually make a mockery of Christianity and put more fuel to the fire and people will just find some more stuff to ridicule us about, and in turn ridicule our Lord.