Great Sermon! We need to go back to the 1st century church and the Bible rather than the reformation. As was stated, what was followed before these creeds were written? Calvinism is a new doctrine since it does not go back to the Bible. Having been in the Reformed movement in the past, I think there is a lot of nominal "Christianity" in the Reformed movement.
Great Sermon! As indicated in this commentary, both Calvinism and Arminianism are traditions / philosophies of men developed by taking scripture out of context. Also, Calvin was not a soulwinner but forced his views on others and persecuted others who did not agree with him based on what I have read about him.
Great Sermon! Excellent sermon discussing the errors of Calvinism. It is true that many who want to puff up their knowledge want to read into the Bible philosophies of men and want to boast about their so called knowledge instead of proclaiming simply what the Bible says. Also, it is true tobacco is accepted in some Reformed circles. I saw one time about 3 members smoking in front of a Protestant Reformed Church when I was into Calvinism and attended that church a long time ago.
Great Sermon! I enjoyed this series by Miller talking about the errors of Calvinism. I agree with Miller that we should follow B-I-B-L-E instead of T-U-L-I-P and not spend our times defending a dead man's theology, but focus on the gospel of the Bible. Also, I agree with Miller that we should not be Bible philosophers, but Bible believers. When I use to believe in calvinism, I never got the doctrine by reading the Bible, but by books written by men. Let us let go of our isms!
Great Sermon! I enjoyed listening to Tom Stegall's gentle sermnon at work today in exposing the errors of calvinism. I can vouch that neither he nor many others are misrepresenting this theology, as I once held to it for years until I examined what the scriptures really said. People need to research Calvin's history and how he persecuted and put to death many brethren who believed the Biblical view of baptism. As Tom said, calvinism is based on tradition or popularity, but is not Biblical.
Great Sermon! After 11+ years of believing Reformed theology, I am thankful to God for rescuing me from this false theology last November. I was reading into scripture what was not there. By studying scripture more carefully, I found out what they really say as Pastor Calvert also explains in this sermon. I can attest that with 1 exception, the several Reformed churches I attended previously were not nearly as zealous in winning souls or talking about Jesus as the Non Calvinistic Independent Baptist church that I am a member of today.
Great Sermon! I find it amazing that many Christians believe we need to confront unsaved people who use bad language. Many seem to misuse a passage in the Old Testament that tells us we should not lie if we are asked if a certain person used bad language. We need to preach the Gospel to depraved sinners rather than telling unsaved people to be moral. Another thing that has puzzled me for years is that many people are hypocritical - they believe that it is not right to use bad language in many circumstances and that it is wrong for children to use or be exposed to bad language, but these same people use bad language in more private settings!!
Great Sermon! I agree Christians need to think through logically on some of these issues. While we do need to get the Gospel out to as many as possible, we need to use proper methodologies and do it in as a respectful way as possible. Also, I believe there is nothing better than in the evenings grabbing a bag of popcorn and listening to these inspirational news in focus programs from Pastor Hammack!
Great Sermon! I certainly agreed with this, even though 99% of Christians may not. We are called to preach the whole counsel of God, but should do so in love, and follow the laws of the land as long as it is not contrary to the Bible. We are a poor witness when police have to approach us for breaking laws.
Great Sermon! This is one of the greatest news and focus programs I have heard! After thinking about this sermon, I too am puzzled in regards to churches being obsessed with serving coffee and doughnuts in Sunday School and loving the kitchen. We go to church to be fed spiritually by God's word, not to be fed physically.