Interestingly, this pop singer seems to have a better grasp on this issue than many professing Christians do. I've seen comments from men on various web sites that speak of the difficulty they have focusing on Christ when women attend church in very revealing clothes. Since I'm female, I can't totally understand that struggle, but I certainly wouldn't want to be the cause of it. From a Biblical perspective, nakedness has a much broader definition than it does in this wicked culture.
Great Sermon! God is certainly able to effectively and boldly use those who are unlearned, un-degreed, and inarticulate to preach the word! I've been challenged to repentance personally by such ministers. Sometimes I recognize when they mispronounce a word, but the Lord still enables me to know what they are saying. Many good points were made in this sermon. I will be listening again. God's blessings upon the ministry of Old Paths Baptist Church!
Great Message! "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil" (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14). Thank you for reminding young men--and all of us--to focus on what is really most important.
Wow! Thank you for preaching Biblically on a subject most pastors won't touch with a 10 foot pole. The Lord has brought me to repentance on this matter, also. I pray for and thank God for this ministry! May the Lord continue to mightily and greatly use you and bless you.
So, these celebrities think the decriminalization of prostitution would be a bad move, but they're OK with fornication, adultery, sodomy, and other abominations and perversions, which are often depicted in the very films they act in, and prostitution is probably often in these same films?
I couldn't care less what these inconsistent "stars" think. My concern lies with what thus saith the Lord.
Christopher000 wrote: What's funny is some people who have those 'Honk if you love Jesus" bumper stickers plastered on the rear ends of their cars. I think after a while they forget they're there, or forget what each one says because they have so many others, so when you honk, they stick their arm out the window and give you the bird.
Oh my! I guess if someone is going to have one of those bumper stickers on his car, he'd better make sure he remembers it's there!
I've always thought those types of bumper stickers were somewhat silly at best and a bit irreverent at worst. A verbal witness should be buttressed by one's life; otherwise, one can lose credibility with those outside of Christ.
I think this is great news. There are a couple of broadcasters that the Lord is moving me to support. They've been challenging to me personally, but a blessing. I'm grateful for this feature and to God for SermonAudio!
Solemn, Sobering, and Necessary! Thank God for this type of preaching! I became a listener of rock music in the early '80s. I idolized it; it truly is like a drug. As the decade progressed, I was increasingly weighed down with heaviness and despair. By the decade's end, I was hospitalized for depression and on anti-depressants. This music is devilish and my listening to it drove me to this low point. Thankfully, the Lord preserved my physical life. About six years after that, He saved me and one of the first things I did was get rid of the compact discs, cassettes, albums, and VHS cassettes. Still, I'm haunted by memories to this day and when I go out in public, that wicked music is everywhere! In the Lord's strength, I bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ (II Cor. 10:5) and think on these things which I should (Phil. 4:8). I pray that my mind would be stayed upon the Lord. Keep yielding yourself to the Lord and letting Him use you to preach these kinds of sermons. May God be praised!
S.Taylor wrote: But don't we realize that every time a Christian couple divorces they devalue the marriage institution, which really has already done more damage than what "gays" and atheists could ever do. I'm afraid Christians have dug their own grave on this one. Did God change His mind after He inspired Malachi, and spoke through His Son and the Apostle Paul?
Jessica Dawson wrote: The teaching of forbidding to marry is false doctrine and has been taught by The Roman Catholic Church for hundreds of years. The RCC has not taken heed that forbidding to marry leads to sexual immorality. "But, because of fornications, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband." 1 Corinthians 7:2 American Standard Version (ASV) "Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth." 1 Timothy 4:1-3 New King James Version (NKJV) It is alleged, the RCC policy has been reporting sexual abuse not to the police, but the Vatican. Moreover, that the Vatican has often been covering up sexual abuse at the highest level to the point of protecting paedophile priests in Rome.
"Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:" (Matthew 3:8).
"Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them" (Matthew 7:20).
I'm not a "belieber" that Justin Bieber has been saved, either. He should come out from among the wicked pop music industry and be separate and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them (II Cor. 6:17; Eph. 5:11). Where is the evidence that he is a new creature in Christ (II Cor. 5:17)? He's been baptized at least twice that I've read about (here on SA, no less). Based on that, and this article, it sounds like a "salvation" based on his own works rather than the finished work of the Savior, Jesus Christ.
Good Program... Many of these issues would indeed be nonexistent if women were in the home, tending to their husbands and children from the safety of that place (Titus 2:4-5; I Timothy 5:14). No amount of legislation can supersede God creating us male and female (Genesis 1:27). This matter will only cause unnecessary and foolish temptation, and some will succumb. Those who think they can handle it cannot (I Corinthians 10:12).
Unprofitable Servant wrote: I have to admit comment from Nameless to Lady Virtue went completely over my head, unless there is something in a different thread that is being discussed here. I would say from reading Lady Virtue's posts that the sister already has a great deal of discernment and insights from her walk with the Lord and she post words of wisdom and edification here on SA.
US, thank you for your very kind and gracious words. May God be praised.
And I guess I wasn't the only one who didn't understand the comment from Nameless. Still quite the head scratcher...
GSTexas wrote: Fellowship isn't required for salvation, but it is a fruit of salvation. I can't imagine a true Christian not desiring fellowship with other believers. I'm a shy person, but even I can't help but to fellowship with others of the faith. There's just something wonderful about discussing the things of the Lord with other likeminded believers.
Sadly, for many of us, that is hard to find. This is actually part of the reason I post here at SA, and maybe that's true of others as well.
Ladybug and Frank, thank you for your comments. I'm grateful for your uncompromising stand on Biblical truth.
Amy Grant has been a CCM mainstay since the late '70s. In other words, her slippery slope of compromise has been evident for a long time. CCM is derived from rock and roll, which is the devil's music. She long ago learned the way of the heathen (Jeremiah 10:2), so her adultery and now partnering with abortion supporters such as Melinda Gates should not surprise believers. "Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord?" (II Chronicles 19:2).
When a woman applies herself to her Biblical duties as a wife (Eph. 5:22; I Tim. 5:14), she will not have time to become an idle busybody. As much as machines and technology have made being a keeper at home less time consuming and labor intensive, they have also left women with too much time on their hands, causing boredom--and often ultimately, sin (discontentment, slothfulness, covetousness)--to make inroads.