Something Ive been thinking about It's great that you bring up the crucial point of putting words into actions. We can say a lot of biblical things, sing a lot of biblical songs, but if we don't believe and act on them then what good are they? I think this is a sanctification and a maturation issue. The more mature we become, i believe the more our biblical thoughts and beliefs become actions in our daily lives. We need to pray and ask God to grant us a spirit of excitement and joy! Then we won't have a problem putting thoughts and beliefs into action.
Something Ive been thinking about It's great that you bring up the crucial point of putting words into actions. We can say a lot of biblical things, sing a lot of biblical songs, but if we don't believe and act on them then what good are they? I think this is a sanctification and a maturation issue. The more mature we become, i believe the more our biblical thoughts and beliefs become actions in our daily lives. We need to pray a way to get excited a
I wouldn't be surprised It is without a doubt that at some point in Obama's life he confessed the Shahada. For someone who is extremely tied to their heritage and their fathers heritage I would not be surprised if his ring did have the Shahada confession of faith inscribed on it.
Wow Wow Wow Are you going to turn this in to the electoral committee? Or make it known to the media that the Obama campaign is taking fraudulent donations? If you could send me the email link you received that would be great!
Very Interesting It's weird how he doesn't acknowledge that the Apostle Paul told salves to obey their masters, or how a certain John Newton was one of the main advocates to abolish slavery in England. The very same John Newton who wrote Amazing Grace. I do agree that we need to look at both sides of the coin. The good, the bad, and of course the ugly. Good song though and it really makes you think.
Fantastic!! Loved it, great sermon! Really got me thinking which in turn made me angry, sad, confused, but also very happy. It is extremely important to try and approach the text from an unbiased view, but after 2000 years of church history it's hard to read Scripture without some kind of presupposition. I'm not about to go to babes and tell them to figure out the scripture for themselves because they just may end up in the other side of the planet (doctrinally) when they are done. Is it really a smart idea to tell new believers to go read people like NT Wright, or to read liberal theologians when they are still so new in their faith? I see it as a bad move and could ultimately cause them to fall away. Ephesians 4:14
Great Sermon! In Luke 7:2 the English word shouldn't be translated as "servant", but as "slave" because the word on the Greek is "doulos" which doesn't have a connection to the word "servant". But since it is the same story, why don't both Gospel writers use the same word to describe the servant/slave?
Great Sermon! So I understand that some Roman Catholic doctrine believes that Mary, the mother of Jesus was Holy before she conceived Him. That she was sinless her whole life, and according to Pope Leo she never ceased being a virgin. I'm just trying to clear the air surrounding this issue, is that a proper understanding of the Roman Catholic faith?
The Big Issue Now I know how the Catholics felt in the 16th century during the reformation. Martin Luther wanted everyone to have a bible, but the Catholic authorities said that was a bad idea because then everyone will have their own interpretations and the church will become severely divided. If I'm having a theological discussion with a friend regarding scripture and we can't agree, should we just quit talking and move on to do etching else?? You should only defend Sola Scriptura with the same intensity that you uphold it in your life.
The Dollar is Wack!! Does this guy not have any knowledge that the NT was written in Greek?? Mark writing in his gospel in ch. 5:41 is using Jesus' original Aramaic words! Not some unknown tongue that nobody would know of. Are people really buying what this guy is teaching?? If they are, I don't have much hope for the American church :(
Pastor Hammack, thank you so much for the reality check. As Christians in America, our theology is 3,000 miles wide and 1/2 inch deep. Our understanding of God and His Word is so lame!! we can't think for ourselves and we can't defend biblical principles. 95% of Americans believe in a god and 75% of Americans are Christians?? That's the biggest joke I've ever heard. I almost wish there was persecution the of Christians in the West, because it will purify the church and I guarantee those numbers will be cut by 50%..I just get so irritated when "Christians" try and argue theology, yet can't even describe the Trinity. I could go on all day, but we need to trust God to raise up a new generation of pastors who preach done biblical doctrine.
Hahahahahahahaaaa!!!!!! Wow..how embarrassing!! Does this mean that any old person can call up and be interviewed by CNN? Cause if so, Pastor Hammack should get on the telephone quick and set the record straight!
Are You Joking?? This guy couldn't exegete his way out of a paper bag. He didn't properly handle Gods Word nor did he even come close to preaching repentance and the forgiveness of SINS!! He just stood up there and gave us his lame opinion. He should be ashamed of himself for puting another barrier between Christians and sinners who need our compassion and the truth of scripture. Any soon-to-be or aspiring pastor should take this as a lesson in what not to do! We don't want your opinion, we want the wonderful truth of God which is revealed in the scriptures to be properly taught.
Give Me a Break!! Wow, if they are going to do a 50 minute documentary on an apostate "pastor" shouldn't they have used an example of someone who was actually qualified to be a pastor. 1 Timothy 2:12 immediately disqualifies this woman from being a legit biblical minister in the church. And count how many times she said that it "felt" wrong to preach and it "felt" right..she didn't give one logical reason for leaving the faith..bad reporting if you ask me. But it is good to remember that if anybody you know questions or loses faith, don't get in their face or criticize them but rather encourage them to seek for answers and wrestle with their understanding of the faith
Kicked out of the church I was asked to leave the church because I was speaki out against the youth pastor who was preaching through Romans 1 and said "the wheath of Gos is not really the anger of God , it's just Gods character revealing itself and trying to get evrryone saved" I started telling people no, that what he said was wrong and that the wrath of God is real and we should be repent..I was then asked to leave the church quietly because I called the pastor out on his teaching
Money makes the world go round Unfortunately we all need to make money..and every big name pastor no matter how conservative will always command some kind of financial return for their services. Voddie Baucham was preaching a while back and he said that a youth ministry camp offered him $10k a week to speak. RC Sproul, John MacArthur and Steven Lawson are having a conference here in Seattle area and are charging $60 per person. I don't think we should get so worked up that a "celebrity" pastor makes money by speaking at conferences or events.