What are the chances that the true church will cease celebrating "holy" days which are nothing more than catholicized paganism? Wouldn't we do well to consider the wonderful works of our Savior every day instead of on those days that don't even line up with the true dates which would coincide on the roman calendar? When Paul warned the Christians not to allow others to judge them in regards to the days, he was exhorting them to not fall back into the Jewish observances which were a SHADOW of He who has already come!!
A lot of catholics, when asked, would say that they are "born again"...but they are just referencing their confirmation. They often speak "christianese" but most of the same phrases are 180 degrees in meaning from that which is Biblical. A one time, complete offering is totally incompatible with the whole concept of mass-which is a re-offering up of christ. It's indisputable; can't be the same jesus. ...and one cannot possibly worship Christ before they are saved. One may go through the motions but we are all children of perdition and blind/deceived until we are born again. I would be curious as to when you think that you were saved. Even the demons tremble...
I wanted to comment on John Yurich's defense of catholicism's "same Jesus". Their jesus is a different jesus...the true Jesus sat down at the right hand of the Father and is interceding on the Christian's behalf (without the aid of "priests", I might add) and He is not an eternal,ongoing victim being offered up in the catholic mass whose mission is incomplete. The true Christ's propitiation/Sacrifice was accomplished on the cross.."It is finished." As far as the Nabisco ads: Nabisco just follows suit of general marketing and advertising. Christians don't have a problem rallying around the superbowl to virtually support all of the unwholesomeness that is part and parcel to it. Christians can't expect to have double standards; we either need to be consistent or be quiet.
We certainly wouldn't want our military to be defiled by sodomites. It does hold to such a higher standard, after all...with all of the satan worshipers, adulterers, porn addicts,"liberated" women and inebriated. .a little sarcasm there and certainly not suggesting that all military is as such. I would be inclined to think that we are under judgment perhaps. One can't take the speck out of another person's eye when they have a beam in their own.
pretty is as pretty does No offense to the lady who doesn't care for hats. Keep the hat picture. You look fine in a hat. I can't believe that any Christian today would be offended by it or think ill of it considering. Is this what really offends us?..a hat? We'll take in all kinds of garbage into the eye gate, the ear gate..but,a hat,is offensive? It appears that we are a little superficial. Oh yeah, the Bible addresses that: The man looks on the outer man but the Lord considers the heart.
Since when has there been truth in advertising? Their statement is of non-effect. They may as well say that there is a santa claus. Telling the truth isn't exactly a muslim's strong point. They're not worth getting worked up over. Let's be more concerned about the Christians who still take God's name in vain when they echo "om_" or are entertained by celebrities who take his name in vain.
Christians are baptized by the washing of the Word and by His Spirit..same way one comes to the saving knowledge of Christ..through His Word and by His Spirit..no one comes to the father unless they are drawn by His Spirit..and faith comes by hearing the word (Word of God). The church is instrumental in baptism only in so far as it is faithful in preaching the Word.
The catholic mass is a "re-offering" up of christ.It's unscriptural. Catholics have the view that salvation is a process which is "maintained" by works and the sacraments and Christians hold it as completed i.e. "It is finished." There can be no "re-offering" of what Christ did. Of course, one would have to place their trust in Jesus Christ alone to hold to this view and, subsequently, reject any religion or system that denies or adds to it. another easy to understand resource: gotquestions website (.org)
That's an interesting comment coming from an evangelical Graham whose dad could be the poster boy for catholicism. Not only are the Graham crusades highly subsidized by the local parishes but the Grahams fail to reject catholicism all together..citing that the differences between Christianity and catholicism are miniscule.One can easily understand that a lot of administrative officials are anti Christ; that's to be expected from secular people. It's much harder to accept the hypocrisy of very high profile evangelists who point their finger at them.
I C Grace There is only one sin for which one cannot be forgiven- rejecting Christ.Of course Jesus hates divorce. And it would benefit all of us greatly to study His Word in regards to it.It really has become quite convoluted. Divorce is acceptable within the church on grounds for which it shouldn't. One should leave for safety issues and the like but one could just stay unmarried if there is a divorce. Adultery is serious business.I would think that there would not be one among us who hasn't committed it..externally or internally. However, those of us who love Him are also keenly aware of his grace and mercy which in turn changes our desires. His Grace draws us and keeps us too. :)
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.