Christopher000 wrote: West Hollywood is like a greenwich village gone wild. Very flamboyant, it's a sodomites paradise, like Province town up my way, and I'm pretty sure W. Hollywood's Mayer is one of the crew. Gay pride parades, W. Hollywood sidewalk stars that cater to their most respected supporters, etc. Well, I guess these sorts of situations are in many areas of the country, but some are much more in your face than others. The times we are witness to is really something.
Yes, it's hardly surprising that such a requirement would occur in West Hollywood. After all, they are known for championing and propagating this type of wickedness. Best to come out from among them and be ye separate.
Great Sermon! These kind of pull no punches, sacred cow smashing, sobering sermons causing conviction and demanding repentance are much needed in the apostate, worldly churches of America today. May the Lord continue to strengthen you to expose and demolish idols. God bless you and your ministry.
Frank wrote: How many professing married Christian ‚Äúmale‚ÄĚ athletes with children have we seen quit their respective sports while they are still at the top of their sport so they could be with their families? I‚Äôm sure we all realize that these athletes do not travel with their families, especially if they have small children and they must spend an abnormal amount of time away from their wives and children. Now few of us even consider this behavior to be against God‚Äôs call and design for marriage because these athletes are making millions of dollars. While at the same time if someone in a lower paying, less prestigious job ‚Äúchooses‚ÄĚ to do the same thing most of us would rightfully remind them of their scriptural responsibilities. Is this not the height of hypocrisy and relativism on our parts? Are we really willing to say that God‚Äôs commandments are different for the rich, famous and talented than for those who are making minimum wages? Christian men are not called upon by God to entertain people and to make millions of dollars at the expense of their familial duties.
Yes, Frank; good point. These athletes are continually confronted with strange women enticing them to commit adultery, drugs, parties, etc.
Dorcas wrote: For any who are interested: The History of Sports Idolatry Jason Cooley SermonAudio...posted 1/8/15
Dorcas, thank you for posting this. I listened yesterday and will likely listen again. We need more pull no punches preaching like this that smashes idols and sacred cows few men of God dare touch with a 10 foot pole.
It seems to me that there is almost no significance in identifying oneself as "Christian" these days. If you're prone to acting like the heathen (e.g., not preferring others above self, loving the world and its vain offerings and philosophies, etc.), then what is the point?
Very few seem to have that salt and light distinctiveness about themselves for Christ's sake in this wicked generation.
Articles like this remind me of the all-out assault against masculinity in this wicked culture. God made us male and female; different, but complementary. Effeminacy in men and masculinity in women causes both sexes to suffer, as it's out of alignment with God's design.
I thank God for Sermon Audio. It has been my home page for quite a long time now. I'm a frequent visitor and have just yet begun to plumb the depths of the audio archives. I especially appreciate the preaching against sacred cows and politically incorrect subjects.
I have to wonder if the under-30s have bought into the feminist mentality that they have to have their educations completed and their careers established before they have children. The over-30s may realize that their fertility window is closing, plus they're probably farther along on the education/career path than the under-30s.
This speculation is no defense of feminism, by the way. The under-30s are probably fornicating in lieu of marrying. Should they become pregnant, either they have and raise the child as a single mother or have an abortion. This is sin and reflects a lack of trust in God. If you wait until all of your Is and Js are dotted and all of your Ts are crossed, you probably won't ever marry, have children, or do a lot of other worthwhile things.
pennned wrote: I would prefer to see a world where a young man inherits some land to work and can marry a young lady, and when she is college age, they can have a family instead of college debt. that's what these young people need, especially they need Christ, and they need to be around children. Young women should be holding babies and learning the ways of bringing in the next generation, forcibly divorced from family life, they begin to hate what they were created to be.
Perhaps "forcibly divorced from family life" means the typical college experience of moving away from the parents and living in a college dormitory. Such an environment definitely isn't conducive to influencing women to become wives and mothers; rather, the sin of fornication is promoted and encouraged. College is a VERY dangerous place for all, especially women, as the weaker vessel.
What a ridiculous (and blasphemous) statement! Entertainers say some of the dumbest things. Sadly, though, they are idolized by many, and even professing Christians often listen to what they say and watch how they live their lives. They have a tremendous influence and are among Satan's most effective tools.
Louise wrote: It's time for bible believing preachers to tell their people to dump their TV's. If they want to keep them, disconnect from cable and network tv and just use it to play movies. There is NOTHING that a person will miss by doing this. Any worthwhile programming or real news (not scripted propaganda) can be found on the internet. Time to disconnect from this weapon of satan and get this accursed object out of our homes
I cannot disagree with this at all. I've been TV-less for five years and have largely replaced it with more Bible reading and listening to preaching here on SA. God has blessed me and grown me as a result, even as He continues to work in me.
James Thomas wrote: This is just one of the many reasons why home churches are growing.
I've been thinking quite a lot about home churches and searching for them in my area.
Regarding the topic, I do think many churches today are feminized and that this is a large part of the reason why men tend to be scarce in a lot of them. The CCM so-called "love songs to Jesus" that speak of Him almost like a boyfriend or something...what man would want to sing songs like that?