There is nothing new under the sun...Seriously does it make a difference? God is in control, not scientists. God can take care of His creation without us thinking we know more than the Creator. So let's leave well enough alone and concentrate on reaching the lost.
This should not shock or surprise us. The entertainment industry has been hatching this sort oh garbage for years. Sadly, many so called Christians help finance the trash when they buy the music from the label or purchase a ticket for a movie. Buying G rated helps pay for the R. Mama taught me that years ago... So stop financing trash, and boycott the TV. Best to read your Bible instead.
One person wrote" Not working does not equal poverty". Well, we are only making it on my wife's part time job of $8,000 dollars a year. Even in Alabama, that's poverty. I've been out of full time work for almost two years. Now, everything is online. Many templates make no sense. Even when it does, it takes almost two hours to fill out the application. But, the biggest problem is when they see I'm almost 60 yrs. old, they think I'm a broken down old man that can't work. If they saw me in person, they would not think that. I still bench press 350, deadlift, 500 and squat 600 lbs. Also run a mile and a half in 15 min.
You either believe Gods Word from Genesis to the maps, or you don't. There can be no pick and choose. God has said it and He does not change. It's all black and white and there is absolutely NO grey area.
Jesus didn't even celebrate His own birthday and He certainly didn't tell us to either. The first church didn't set aside a day to celebrate ANYONE'S birthdays. They were about spreading the Gospel, as we all should be. The birth, death and resurrection of Jesus is an everyday celebration... not a once a year reminder. I'm thankful every day for the sacrifice... I'm a sinner unworthy of Jesus.
Well, we've taken many pagan holidays and brought them into our churches under different names. Halloween... er, Harvest Fairs are the ones that get me. But our poor kids will miss out if they can't be like the world and so parents march their little souls straight to the pit of hell.
This is weak. We have to always remember that supporting these films helps pay for 99% of the garbage they produce that doesn't have God attached to it. Hollywood is taking us for the weak Christians that we are. Slap Jesus on it and we'll buy it. Sorry, but I don't need that machine telling or selling me any of their garbage. My Bible is accurate enough.
Preach the Word of God and not YOUR version and there will be no accusations. We don't need the sold opinions of man, we need Jesus and His word ONLY! God is being bought and sold and it needs to stop.
Great Sermon! 2 Kings 18
New American Standard Bible: 4 He removed the high places and broke down the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherah. He also broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the sons of Israel burned incense to it; and it was called Nehushtan
Very informative. Thank you! I have read some of his works and liked them but did think it odd that people from so many walks adore him, non-Christian alike. That's always a warning sign for me. I never researched his doctrinal position and am thankful for this work. God bless you!
Michael Hranek wrote: Being a Yankee and having been in and now out of Southern Baptist Churches their (quote) name is NOT their problem. So let me consider how to put this???? Could we say their real probleem is their BUSINESS OF RELIGION? Failure to address the Masonic Lodge Issue (they give too much money and it would be divisive) Tolerance and outright embracing of false teachers like Rick Warren and his purpose driven (quote) Community Church movement (after all there is a lot of money in his worldly popular his 40 Days of Purpose). Of course the list could go on and on and the SBC should serve as an example to avoid of downgrade away from the faith, the faith we can only have if by the grace of God we stay faithful to the Bible (I seem to remember something of how they came up with and sell their own translation of the Bible) Now if God changes their name to something like???? REPENTANT BAPTIST CONVENTION that would be a wonderful thing.
Amen! Bro. Michael. Iv'e seen us go from the Conservative Resurgence, to the Carnal Recreaction mode.
A little off The massage of the Gospel must NOT change but the method of presenting it must change to reach the lost. Our church has a live band, coffee cafe, small groups and people are getting saved lives change.
Ruth wrote: Jim, I know and believe the 5 Solas & that God requires a God righteousness which no fallen man can ever offer to God because of original sin. That is why the Lord Jesus is called in the OT 'the Lord our Righteousness'. The law is our school master to bring us to Christ, "Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: By whom we have received grace.." We will fight the good fight of the faith against the world, the flesh and the devil until we depart to be with Christ, which is far better. The Christian Sabbath was never abrogated in the NT.
Hi Ruth. Iv'e been observing your posts, and just wanted to say that we are in agreement with many of them. We have been studying A.W. Pink and Edwards regarding many of these things. And have come to a different undersdtanding than the usual dispensational scheam we once used to hold. My wife would like to corrospond with you concerning this as well as others of the doctrines of grace. If you feel inclined, send us an e mail.
I don't know if their being Hispanic has as much to do with it as does the fact that many are leaving organized religion in favor of the "Do church on my own terms" approach. What is surprizing many people though, is that even in the Non denominational churches, there are still standards and expectations. With peoples selfish approach to church, some are even leaving the Non Traditional Inovative churches.
Traditional is wrong if it exalts man made tradition over the scripture. But, Inovation is also wrong for exalting the New and Novel over the scripture. People who love the World will seek for a Worldy church.
"The devil has seldom done a cleverer thing than hinting to the Church that part of their mission is to provide entertainment for the people, with a view to winning them...providing amusement for the people is nowhere spoken of in the Scriptures as a function of the Church...Charles Spurgeon"
Nicole Drew wrote: Carlos, I respectfully beg to differ with you. I am a 22-yr-old young lady -- not far out of my teenage years. One of the things that frustrated me most as a teenager was the attitude of many adults in my (former) church that treated the teenagers as if we were incapable of understanding deep spiritual truth and making important, life-changing decisions. I remember being so hungry for truth as even a young teenager, and being frustrated when all I got was Bible stories or a superficial lesson on "teen issues."
Well said. I was saved as a 17 yr old back in the mid 70s, and there was a real spiritual awakening going on in out town. So much so, that the Youth Group, as a youth group disloved. The young people did not leave the church, rather, they wanted to be part of the church services, prayer meetings, and street witnessing rather than go to Six Flags and persue youthfull trivialities.
There is a saying: What you win them with, you win them to. Another: What you win them with, you have to keep them with. The main reason young people respond to carnal worldy methodology, is because many are carnal and worldly. Let the bible be preached in the power of the Holy Spirit, and have the saints on their knees interceeding.