hollow days I think that Pastor Andrew Webb's Strange Fire and Profane Worship Why We Don't Observe Holy Days would be a good sermon to listen to when it comes to the discussion of "holy" days. Also I don't think that it's an issue so much as to which day (and I would prefer to use the numerical value when referring to days and months)that one chooses to observe so much as it is still remains that it is antithetical to Scripture and what the holy days were for (a foreshadowing)..Christ has come and has risen.This is something that we should constantly be mindful of on a daily basis. Further,as much as americans like to change meanings of words, no one can escape that the word "christmas" means the mass of christ..an oxymoron.Even if one chooses to celebrate with the proper motive and doesn't participate in mass, they are still participating in what is called the mass of christ simply by using the word.Christians don't have the license to err;we're supposed to be grounded in truth.And the Scripture that Paul gave to the Galatians in reference to liberty was not in reference to those things which are sinful or erroneous. He was trying to warn the Galatians from going back to the Jewish rituals and observances which were a precursor to Jesus Christ.
good news To Carl: Take heart. There is just one race..the human one. And there are just 2 kinds of people: lost and found (saved). It's a tragedy that we still define ourselves according to our melanin levels..as if we could take any credit for that any way.Thankfully, we have the option of receiving what Christ did for us that we couldn't do for ourselves.
unparalleled ..still one of my favorite sermons on the whole site..which speaks volumes. Thank you bro. Peters! You have blessed many in your faithfulness in your discernment. Thank you again...Do more!..though you have been quite comprehensive..maybe there is not a whole lot that could be expounded upon. God bless you and yours!
common denominator Yes!Trevor.As you stated,many of the "christian" churches downplay doctrine and place emphasis on community.It might be easier for the atheist churches to join the ranks of the emergent churches which just want to "entertain..but not just entertain..also socialize". And since many "christian" churches and very high profile evangelists embrace ecumenism,maybe the atheist churches could save themselves the trouble and just be grafted into the already existing "modern" churches...they might find that they have much in common.
over the top It's interesting how peter gilmore, " the satanic low priest", is so quick to disassociate himself and his "church" from Barbour when he and his church are so clearly aligned with satan. I guess knowing Barbour would soil his reputation and character.Has it occurred to him that his character might already be compromised? Thank you again, Krisztina.
unhealthy choices Instead of cooperating with the devil, she (the professing satanist) needs to develop a healthy fear of God. Justice probably won't prevail on this side of eternity but it would be better for her to experience it on this side than on the other..and why is overt satan worship allowed in this country? We even have it in the military.I understand the principle of deception but some things just defy common sense. Thank you Mr. Hammack.
Thanks for giving it to us straight Thank you for giving this topic some attention. Sadly, I have seen those who are dear to me walk into this trap of entertainment...I read your PDF text and just wanted to point out just a couple of minor errors: I think that it is "adidas"?, "straitjacket" instead of straight jacket and you were probably typing so quickly that you wrote "toys are not commonly linked.." I'm thinking that you must have meant "toys are now..". :) I think that your point about the sabbath is valid. However,I think that "legalism" is usually misused today more in regards to what one does to obtain salvation rather than what one does out of obedience. People tend to take Paul's explanation of liberty and suggest that it is all inclusive. Common sense would dictate otherwise. He certainly wasn't suggesting that sinful things were okay (i.e. pornography, prostitution, drug use, today's alcoholic content in beverages,etc.)and I might add syncretism as well -(mixing that which is unholy with that which is). Out of naivete or ignorance, we need to drop the lie of christmas and easter..That which is false mixed in with the Truth is always more detrimental than that which is completely false. Thank you, again.
erroneous handling of the Word Thank you ,Krisztina, for the message. Prayers for the family and for discernment are truly in order.John MacArthur did an excellent sermon called "miracles,healing & tongues" on his website. Context is key in Scripture; hopefully, those who think that the office of an apostle and signs and wonders are still for today will change their minds.It would be interesting to hear the take on this incident from the congregation that witnessed it. Hopefully, they wouldn't attribute it to a lack of faith.We ought not to play with poison,handle snakes or mishandle God's Word.
digging for gold in a dumpster ..so now we can look forward to more of hollywood's blasphemous depictions of Christ. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God not through entertaining "bible" movies,especially those endorsed by catholics. While it may be that some one might truly come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through some kind of around-the-water fountain type of discussion as a result of an ensuing conversation about one of these movies, it would be good to keep in mind the type of "conversions" and short-lived interest in Christ that generally follow such flicks..remember gibson's "passion" movie? And, usually, if something is embraced by the world,it is something antithetical to the true gospel.
Thank you Mr. Harris, anyway.
To "reverend" J: in answer to your question..Justification by faith alone in Christ alone is throughout Scripture: ex: Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. If you would sincerely like to read more about justification, I would highly recommend www.gty.org and search justification by faith alone.
not surprising I guess team showers should be re-thought out..probably not a good idea. I'm wondering why the NFL hasn't added transvestite cheerleaders to the mix..considering. Maybe people would finally figure out that football isn't all that wholesome. They don't have a problem with a bunch of naked women cheering on the team,so I guess they shouldn't have a problem with other sexually immoral elements added in either. Christians are so offended by homosexuality but, often times, they are the same Christians who don't have a problem with their own sexual offenses. I think that we're under judgment. If we can't see to take the beam out of our own eyes, how can we take the speck out of others'? Homosexuality in America is the judgment against heterosexual immorality..particularly among Christians or professing "christians".
Great Sermon! Valid points Thank you! Many of your points were valid. I would just differ with you in regards to the private baptism vs. a public baptism; Bieber has already "made a public profession", in loose terms. Public or private, it is only through the washing of the Word and by the Holy Spirit by which any of us are saved. And while none of us would judge his (Justin's) heart in the matter, we can judge "fruit" to see whether or not there was an actual transformation. In light of that, it would appear that this could have been a farce. And there is all the difference in the world and in Heaven between a reprieve or "pause" and genuine repentance..so, it is a good thing to question it,especially, if a source like charisma magazine is in favor of it; what charisma magazine usually likes to promote is very often times 180 degrees from what is Biblically correct any way.
ditto on a subject worthy of discussion Thank you CJW for your comment and link. Ken Ham's site, and particularly this link, deals quite nicely and straight-forwardly with the issues that were brought up by the Nye guy. All of the video-on-demands do. It would be interesting to hear what,if anything, Bill Nye would have to say after doing his research on www.answersingenesis.org ,especially since he is a proponent of reason and discovery.
big mouth ..not you, Mr. Hammack. :) Pat is "just off". The big bang would not have been "very good", particularly when macro evolution is totally contradictory to God's Word..death and dying before sin??? It would be an excellent idea for Robertson to actually do some research and even check out what creation scientists have to say. I'm not sure why a professing christian like Robertson would just speak out on something before examining it, though I'm not surprised considering the source. Check out Ken Ham's www.answersingenesis.org site and then take it to task (if you can, Pat). I'd venture to say that even the Nye guy would have a problem refuting the scientists on that site. The Bible is true and, of course, fits very nicely into what we observe.
Thank you Mr.Hammack for sharing and have fun with your anthropology project. Keep warm.
I can't imagine how someone could have used the Bible to support a flat earth. The Bible clearly states in Isaiah 40:22 "It is he that sits upon the CIRCLE of the earth." It would profit people who use the Bible to support their claims to actually be knowledgeable of what is in the Bible. Of course, the natural man can't understand it any way.
sad but true If,by "godless", President Putin is intending the definition to be in reference to the One true God of the Bible, he is correct in his observation. While this may be ironic, it is nonetheless valid. And while it is not uncommon for God to use opposing nations to speak to the godlessness of those nations who make that claim (i.e. how many times ,in the Bible, did God allow the Jewish nation to be overtaken by its' enemies because of disobedience and of their love for idols)?,one must keep in mind that the true church of God has no borders or walls; there are no Christian nations, just Christians.
..a fine job with the sermon, Pastor Hsrris.
a note of thanks It's interesting that the majority of evangelical churches participate in and staunchly defend these man-made traditions, particularly in light of that which separates us from all other religions, incl.catholicism...namely, sola Scriptura and sola fide. The "hollow-days" ,which are so highly esteemed in the church, are days in which the reformed church looks and acts much like the catholic church which embraces its' vain traditions.
Pastor Webb, you are to be commended for your faithfulness in rightly dividing the Word.
Justification by faith alone in Christ alone is throughout Scripture: ex: Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. If Mr. Beechy would sincerely like to read more about justification, I would highly recommend www.gty.org and search justification by faith alone. Further, while various evangelistic denominations might disagree on some of the secondary issues, they all would agree on sola fide (justification by faith alone) and sola Scriptura.