Some good and some not so good. There's a difference between questioning what the word of God says and questioning what the preacher claims the word of God is saying. We are commanded to test what we are being told. For example, some children lie, true, but not all. Some are as meek as a lamb. Variations in human temperament do not prove an inherited sin nature. Augustine introduced this fallacy from his gnostic background in the 4th Century; his misinterpretation of Romans 5 came from Jerome's faulty translation of the NT. Before then no one taught an inherited sin nature, including the Jews who had full access to Psalm 51. If you didn't believe in man's free will you were a heretic. The Bible clearly teaches corruption comes through temptation (James 1:13-15) and that children are born innocent (john 1:9, Deut 1:39. Matt 18:3). People don't listen to the preacher because they know that what they are being told doesn't make sense. It is absurd to suggest man is born depraved and then criticize his depraved behaviour. Jesus said: This is the condemnation, men loved darkness rather than light because their DEEDS were evil. Not their nature inherited from Adam, but their deeds. When men are called to repent of their sinful deeds rather than blame it on their sinful nature, maybe we'll see some results.
JSC wrote: John yurick Because they are dead in their trespasses and sin. Because they exchange the truth for a lie. Because they must wage war against the Lord and His war to able to continue in their perversion. The question truthfully should be why are not more of God's children being more visible, outspoken, and standing firm in the truth? We know better, they are doing exactly what scripture says they will do under their bondage that God has given them over to; a depraved mind. Romans 1:18-32 is clear about this.
Romans 1 is the definite word on all homosexual behaviour. It describes the processes involved, how the mind arrives at such a position and the consequences thereof. Any human being who can read Romans 1 and still believe homosexuality is in any acceptable and not damnable and worthy of death is under the strong delusion of 2 Thess 2: 11,12, and they themselves, having pleasure in unrighteousness, will be damned. Sign of the times. Stay strong.
SteveR wrote: I typed that into Youtube, the top return was a video from a group called the EX CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE Can you be more specific? otherwise you seem to be in alliance with the EX CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE
Type into youtube Kenneth Copeland and Kenneth Hagin. There are videos uploaded by various, Albert Isakov, mikemch, etc, around 4 to 6 minutes long. The footage speaks for itself, regardless who is the uploader. Even the most rudimentary discernment ought to tell you where this is coming from. If not, as I said, may God help you.
SteveR wrote: I dont know him at all. To be honest, I find him creepy and never followed him as others Can you be more specific? heresies, occult symbols, & lunacy?
Type into youtube Kenneth Copeland and Kenneth Hagin (together) for the freak show. There is a video series called "Total Onslaught - strange fire" (I'm not a 7th Day Adventist, but the video is good on this subject), which covers the occult symbols etc. Type into Youtube Kenneth Copeland Exposed and just look at the man on these videos. This is not rocket science. He is a charlatan.
I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars (Rev 2:2).
SteveR wrote: While I have have shown support for a number of megaChurch pastors on this board, I cant bring myself to defend Copeland. Its not that I agree with you that he 'demon possessed,' I just cant draw a conclusion one way or another. I would just caution you to make such a bold accusation without firm consideration for the words used considering he is a Pastor valued by his flock
If you can't figure out someone like Copeland then may God help you. He uses occult symbols in his literature, promotes the most outrageous heresies, boasts about being a billionaire - I've seen him cavorting around like a lunatic at a meeting, the footage is absolutely outrageous. He is a total charlatan. To believe this man is a genuine minister of the gospel is to be under the darkest delusion.
Right. You've only got to look in Copeland's eyes to see he is demon-possessed to the toenails. How any one can be taken in by him is beyond me. He lives in a mulit-million dollar mansion, flies a 20 million dollar jet, possibly a Satanist. Here's the thing. Did you know he is best pals with Reinhard Bonnke? He funds Bonnke's crusades since 1984. This means Bonnke himself is a false teacher. Must be. There's no way God could have anything to do with an operation funded by Copeland, a Satanist. Look at the stadiums Bonnke packs out. All deception. The guy is nothing more than a showman, a pantomime performer. He's also best mates with Benny Hinn, of all people. It's all fake.
Type into youtube: holdingfirmly (one word). Scroll across to a recent video titled: Show us a sign. Watch that and perhaps things will be clearer. You might wan to check out the video: Suppressing the Truth in Unrighteousness, which gives an account of the development of errors in modern doctrine/theology as it deviated from the teachings of the Early Church. For a real eye opener. Try it.
Beware the Christian Post. It's a Satanic propaganda machine. They are devils posing as Christians. Their articles are often sympathetic towards homosexuality and you'll find all kinds of garbage trojan- horsed therein.
Satan is seeking to modify the sexuality of the human race. The Church is (supposedly) the principle source of light in physical form on Earth. Naturally Satan will seek to infiltrate and corrupt the Church. A little leaven leavens the whole lump. Revelation 2, the Churches of Pergamos and Thyatira, were faced with these issues. Swift repentance was the only solution to avoid disaster.
Fantastic and helpful An excellent overview of the Baptist view of the church, pointing out the history of persecution frequently inflicted on those who follow the Biblically-correct view of the baptism ordinance.
People need to listen to Brother Rugh he know's what he is preaching about. The problem is most people do not have ear's to hear. They try to hear with there carnal mind and not a renewed born again spirit........By the way Christ is not his name...this is what he is....This is a fundamental teaching for baby.
I know that the emergent church will not agree with the word of GOD. They will try and change the truth into a lie. Romans 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. 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. Did you get that worthy of DEATH.
Mike wrote: I'm pretty sure this rant won't convince and convict many. PS if you have raised pigs, you know they are one of the cleaner animals.
Mike! Mike! Pigs eat their on feces brother...I have raised pigs also ...they will eat each other man. You are wright my rant will not convict anyone and I am not trying to. Only Jesus Christ will convict of Sin and of Righteosness for his names sake. LD