This article is giving place to an old red harring trick. There is no real church growth, church attendance is down across the country. What the AG is known for, like most holiness groups, and so called megacchurches, is "stealing" members from other churches. The red harring is "the movement of attendees," the real story being hidden here is the decay of modern christianity and membership: aka, a dying religeon.
By the way, these guys are a Church of God (charismatic) outfit, who are also "faith healers," the very groups Baptists were warned about in their internal periodicals last century. They were warned in 1890 that these groups would appear and spread across the country, and that's exactly what they did. They didnt show up in Topeka, Kansas till 1900. The famous LA group (Azusa street revivals) came afterwards. Bretheren, pray fo us (2 Thes 3:1).
(continued from below)...Montanists, (aka dinosours) otherwise, more of this will continue. They were warned of this a century ago when the liberalized their polity. Hopefully they will listen to reason, pray for them.
Andrew Hamblin is obviouly an articulate intelligent person, he even taunts the Baptist (at 1:45; Feeding video 2nd one at the Blaze page) mocking them for their hypocrasy. The decay of modern evangelism is on display here. Baptists better get their church gov't in order or they'll go the way of the
Faith cometh be hearing, not feeling, in this case, fear of being bitten, and overcoming that fear. These type of people have little or no faith. Baptist should have missions to deal with these folks, but their own churches are struggling to deal with their own internal abuses because they themselves reject Matthew 18's method of church gov't. So the civil gov't has to deal with these groups instead: a pityful situation indeed.
Very convicting! I've seriously been looking into this issue as I have been forced to reevaluate practically all my beliefs during the last year. I own and enjoy guns, and feel a need to protect my wife and children, however I honestly fear this is the Biblical truth. I will continue to look at the scripture and pray over this. Thank you for this teaching, if nothing else it effectively counters the rabid nationalism inherent in evangelicalism today.
Great Sermon! Thank you for bringing this up. I'm afraid too few of us realize the work our pastors put in preparing their sermons and meeting our needs. I'm writing a letter right now to encourage my Pastor!
Thank you Pastor Trevor, you help so many of us in so many ways...
Great Sermon! So what do we do now! I had a dream last night what America will look like if we continue down this road. There was lawlessness every where. I'm just rejoice that we are only pilgrims here.
Great Sermon! Praise God for the Glorious rapture of the Church which could happen at any time and must be very near with every passing day, How we should be looking forward to that Blessed Hope. One day soon it will become a reality , May we be found watching and witnessing. Thank you Dr. Whitcomb.
While Richard Dawkins still draws breath there is hope for his eternal soul.It would be a testamony to the saving power of God,Should he not bow his knee in time , he will do when his time here is over , but then it will be too late. My prayer is that he will submit to Jesus now and know the joy of sins forgiven and an eternity in heaven where there is no death or pain or sorrow.
Great Sermon! Amen! Thank you for these wonderful messages from Romans! Sad to say, for many years I was ignorant of this great truth! (Romans 10:3)...Thank God, Salvation is of the Lord! Jonah 2:9..May God bless your church and ministry!