"When good men die the wicked should reflect that there is so much the less salt left to preserve society. There is one pleader less for the preservation of the barren tree. Every saint taken home brings the world so much nearer its end. Much as they may despise the godly, the deaths of righteous men ought to be solemn warnings to the thoughtless world, as they reflect upon what must happen to the world when those who are its light and its salt are taken away." C. H. Spurgeon, Flowers From A Puritan's Garden
Either you believe ALL of God's Word or you might as well believe none of it. God doesn't give you any wiggle room or third option. Theistic evolution is just unbelief, plain and simple, masquerading as science.
Anyone who thinks drones won't be used against American citizens in this country is not only naive, but is not paying attention. Drones are already being used in this country!
The Department of Homeland Security along with many local law enforcement agencies are using drones for surveilence. And many more drones are already on order. Many county sheriffs in the country are using Federal grants to purchase drones. There is even talk about the civilian use of drones.
WAKE UP, PEOPLE!!! The Bill of Rights is being shredded!
Why do so many of you get off on these theological discussions which have nothing to do with the featured news article? It is inappropriate and unChristlike to engage in this behavior and fill up the comments section with unrelated chatter. Why don't you show some respect for those of us who appreciate the ministry of SermonAudio and for the host of SermonAudio, Mr. Lee?
Thanks, Joe Lee, for a great quote and for getting the comment back on the subject of the article, Howard Phillips, and not on these various rabbit trails some here continue to run down. Can we show a little respect and civility? His son, Doug Phillips of Vision Forum in San Antonio, just might read these comments. Can we show some decency while he grieves the loss of his father?
Why do so many of you get off the topic at hand with these petty little comments? Howard Phillips was a great American who ran for President three different times on a party (US Taxpayers Party/ Constitution Party) platform that any God-fearing Christian could support with a clear conscience. How different things would be now had more people been willing to vote for the best man in the race instead of as Howard put it " the evil of two lessers." I felt privileged to cast my vote for him every time he ran for President. Those who say his life was a waste know not of what they speak. He did more for this country than most of us ever will. "Blessed in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints."
Great Sermon! Like your message on C.S. Lewis, this one on Mark Driscoll was very eye-opening and much needed in this day of poor discernment. Thanks for standing for the Truth of God's Word against these wolves in sheep's clothing!
When Dave Hunt debated Joey Pipa on the doctrines of grace, it was obvious who was baseing his argument on the Bible and it wasn't Dave Hunt. His argument seemed to be emotionally based. Joey Pipa blew him out of the water.
However, having seen Dave twice in my early days and having read his book The Seduction of Christianity and still getting his newsletter since 1986, I will say Dave was a watchman on the wall concerning the cults, the charismatics, and Catholicism. But his attacks on the sovereignty of God were a big disappointment. It was all downhill from there.
I like what John MacArthur had to say about Joel's book Your Best Life Now. If now is the best life you will have you must be headed for hell. Also, listen to the Laurence Justice sermon on Mark Driscoll. You will be shocked and saddened.
As if the gladitorial games weren't enough, how many "good Christians" were watching the half-time show of half-nude black women in their bondage-leather outfits? What little I saw on the local news channel was way TOO much. Obscene and disgusting! But sports and music are the two golden calves set up for worship. Seems like something I read in the Bible.
The history of this world is full of examples of mass murder commited by those with firearms and the majority of people killed by mass murderers with firearms are victims of their own government. Every genocide that has been carried out by governments was preceeded by gun confiscation. Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, etc. all agree that gun control works. And let's not forget the Armenians slaughtered by the Turkish government. And, by the way, if guns aren't available the murderers will use whatever is handy. Remember Rwanda? Oh, and I almost left out Winnie Mandela's use of necklacing (flaming tires around the necks) on other blacks who would not support the murderous ANC. And there's the ongoing murders of white farmers in South Africa and other African nations by machette or ax or whatever the government-sanctioned gangs can find to use on their unarmed victims.
Bro. James, What he was in essense saying is not that we don't have a "free will" as free moral agents, but that our will prior to regeneration is in bondage to sin. Since we are dead in trespasses and sin according to the Scriptures, our will is a slave to unrighteousness and therefore it is only free to choose in accordance with its nature.
It is not until the new birth where we are given a new nature, made a new creation in Christ, that we truly have a free will able to walk after the Spirit, and not after the flesh. God's Grace is what liberates our will from the bondage of sin. It is in that sense that we truly have a free will.
I used to watch Ankerberg's program occasionally, but when he had Hugh Ross on with his denying-the-Bible-as-clearly-written-in-Genesis agenda, I could take no more. A simple reading of Genesis 1 clearly shows it refers to days as we know them ( an evening and a morning). Ross, and those like him, are simply trying to accomodate the lie of evolution falsely-called science. I'll take God's Word over the theories of men any day! "Let God be true, but every man a liar."
Mohler and Warren are falling into the trap laid by unbelievers because they would rather compromise biblical truth than appear to be intolerant. This is know as political correctness and it is destroying the testimony of many professing believers. It is also destroying America.
Warren's answer about the jury being out is like Obama's answer to him about the question of abortion being above his paygrade. Both are sin and both are condemned by God!
PS. Mr. Warren, the jury is irrevelant, the Judge has already decreed and His verdict is GUILTY!
Unlike the Democrats who booed God at their convention, the Republicans had not excluded Him from their party platform. However, the rule change did exclude Ron Paul delegates who had been legitimately chosen in order to replace them with Romney delegates. This happened at many of the state caucuses. Maybe that is why God did not give Romney the victory. If you can't play fair, you don't deserve to win. Of course, Obama's supporters engaged in massive voter fraud in order to win, so in the end, America lost!
John Yurich, I couldn't have said it better myself. What kind of faith supports sexual perversion, the murder of children, lying, stealing, etc.? How anyone could be fooled by this con-artist the first time around much less after four years is astounding! It must be God's judgment, that strong delusion which God says He will bring on those who do not have a love for the truth! No other explanation makes sense.