"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the worldâ€”the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of lifeâ€”is not of the Father but is of the world." -1 John 2:15-16
One way to test yourself to see whether you love this part of the world or not is whether you can skip watching all of the Super Bowl, the commercials, and the half-time show and it not bother you.
Or does your desire to "fit in" with the world essentially REQUIRE that watch all of that so that you can engage in the world's conversations and laugh with and relate to them? True, there is a place for doing this to some extent in order to reach the world for Christ because we are in the world, but we must take heed to ourselves that we are not OF the world...
Amazing teaching regarding baptism I first heard about your message regarding Baptism because Chris Rosebrough at Pirate Christian Radio was all up in arms for what you said. I wanted to hear what you had to say for myself, so I listened. I'm glad I did. Thank you. I already am in the believers baptism camp and had forgotten how Martin Luther felt regarding baptism.
PS: I hope you do respond or at least answer some of what Chris Rosebrough has said vs your topic. It really must have struck a nerve for him to comment that much about it. Yes, it is major teaching in his Lutheran Church, but still. Many believers believe and preach believers baptism and Lutherans dont generally respond to every single one who disagrees with them. Incredible. Thanks again for the teaching, I appreciated it.
I am from Canada, and must confess that I did not hear much about this motion until the day before the vote was to take place. However, changes in our country of quickly deteriorating moral standards are not going to be the result of a few conservative politicians. What Canada needs is Christians whose only concern is obedience to the Word of God. A return to Biblical values comes from changed hearts within churches, trusting in the preserved Word of God and doing all that our Lord requires of us. Pray for Canada... and while you're at it, make sure that living for Christ is your one consuming passion too. Any nation that forgets God is doomed, is there a nation that hasn't?