What about Psalms? In terms of hymns, we need to define them not as tradition has taught us, but what the word meant at the time the Scriptures were written. This is proper Biblical exegesis.
With this, I think the more fitting question is to ask why Johnny doesn't sing the Psalms. Something that is explicitly commanded in the NT Scriptures and that which the NT apostolic church did.
Yet how many sing the Psalms? Why is this so? Why do most cringe at the thought of singing the Psalms, God's word, but will gladly sing a man-made composition by an ecumenical CCM artist, or a 17th century musician?
Finally, if a command in the NT is really a command and not a multiple-choice test for the elders to do what they want, than it IS unlawful to bring in human compositions. A study of the Regulative Principle will reveal this is not novel but what Protestants have held to for centuries (until recently).
Much needed message I am so thankful for these messages by William Mencarow on Revelation. And that the Lord has freed me from dispensationalism and all its confusion. I pray others may listen to these messages and study the Scriptures.
Needful message for our day. This really is a superb message that is so needed in our day where pretty much anything goes in what is termed worship today. All that is taken into consideration is the view of the audience and how it makes folks feel.
I pray that folks who desire to know what God wants in worship will take the time to listen to this message. And to study this critical matter out on their own.
Great Message! Excellent points I pray believers have the ears to hear. I grew up spending a lot of time on the beach running, surfing and sunning being frequently without shirt. Even many years after becoming a believer in Jesus.
A few years ago I was convicted by the Spirit that even for men while around women this is wrong and immodest which we must shun. Today, now I seek to be covered (but not in a sack like Kevin noted).
I hope women obey the command for them to dress modest as so many do not. For example, how many who profess to be Christians prance around the beach, pool or lake in the equivalent of a bra and panties? For there is NO differences between the two and it is terribly offensive and an indictment against the modern evangelical church and how far from God's word she is.
Sign of times You rarely can go wrong in listening to a Kevin Swanson message as he shares truths so many men are unwilling to touch. For more information about ideas for effecting real change as Christians, see libertyworksradionetwork.com and support them. Also listen to Michael Slattery.
Must listen... Very good message that sadly most will not hear from their pastor. "What the government funds, the government controls", so correctly notes Kevin Swanson. This is why Christian ministries and most assuredly churches MUST separate from the ungodly 501c-3 so that Christians can truly be free. Because as long as churches/ministries maintain this un-Scriptural allegiance to Caesar for the tax benefit$, allowances and official stamp of acceptability, Christians will never truly be free.
Instead, their churches/ministries will be nothing more than a corporate entity with a CEO pastor, board of director elders, and employee members. And more and more control will be exercised over them by the ungodly State because what the state funds the state controls.
Come out of her my people so says the Lord.
Outstanding! I have listened to parts I and II so far and am going on to part III. All I can say is this is an outstanding message where it is evident that J.A. Wylie was truly given the spirit of discernment. His analysis of the papacy is the best I have ever heard and it seals the truth for those who have eyes to see.
I pray more will listen to this message and be delivered from the fanciful itching ear dispensational delusions that have anti-Christ as anyone from Obama to Oprah.
Also, the reading by William Mencarow was excellent.
So often out of one side of their mouth the media will decry the pervasiveness of sex in our society and how it negatively impacts the youth. But then out of the other side of their mouth they promote the very same wickedness to adults.
This double-standard is evidenced by terms like adult television, adult content, adult themes, high-fashion, etc. The point being that at some mysterious age the sin of watching licentiousness or dressing a certain way will be culturally sanctioned and celebrated.
This is yet another lie of the devil. The lie being that age allows us to watch what we want or dress as we want and it is not sin. And tragically so many Christians live under this lie and promote it by watching the dregs of Hollywood on TV/in movies and then cry foul when these things are promoted to children. This is hypocrisy and children know it.
It is high time we awake out of our slumber and say unto our children, not do as I say, but do as I do. That is, be ye followers of us as we are of Christ. Culture will always be perverse as Neil noted where we in our day face no new challenge but rather the age-old one which God's children have always faced. That is, do we live as the world, or do we come out from amongst them and be separate from their evil?
Must Listen A program that all should listen to and heed the wisdom therein. I only recently learned of the Biblical right and responsibility to protect family and neighbor through the proper use of firearms.
My encouragement is to listen to this message, watch the YouTube videos of Shooting Back and step up to the plate. Also, talk to others in your local church to help other families become more prepared.
Hopefully when you decide to get a firearm, you MUST get proper training on the handling and use of a firearm. Anything less and you will be a danger to yourself and your family and neighbor. Contact the NRA in your area, contact local gun shops and ask about training, or look at any of the excellent training academies across America.
All of Grace Amen & amen. Only a few days ago I was labeled as a follower of the way known as heresy. All because I believe salvation is of the LORD and that no man cometh to Christ but the Father who sent Jesus draws them.
I praise the LORD for saving me not only from sin but also from religion. May he get ALL the glory for all his saints.
The blind leading the blind. Ron Paul did not register a blip on the 'evangelical' radar. Most have not even heard of Chuck Baldwin. But McCain they rally around. Pitiful and a total disgrace. Get ready evangelicals for endless war and killing of more innocents (i.e. collateral damage), more draconian laws, less freedom, and bigger global govt as the beast system emerges from the sea.
Listen to this message It is a travesty when leaders defend CS Lewis just as it grieves me when believers defend GWB as a Christian. So few have discernment and all someone has to do is say they are a Christian and presto we have a believer. This in spite of the evil fruit on their tree.
Keep preaching Larry and blessings in Christ to you -
John Y - Your post regarding the heretical doctrines of Rome that you reject is praiseworthy. Yet your stating such beliefs equates to your not being a Roman Catholic as Mike has pointed out. For one cannot remove from Catholicism the heart and very core of her doctrine and think that Mother Rome will still be standing. She won't for Catholicism IS prayer to Mary/the "Saints", purgatory, sacramental salvation, the Mass as a re-presenting of Christ's sacrifice, baptismal regeneration, et al.
My encouragement to you would be to look long and hard into your heart to honestly assess why you choose to stay in Rome in spite of what you have stated you believe. For if you truly believe these things in your heart, then you will pick up your cross, follow Christ and leave Rome never looking back. For therein your testimony will not merely be a post on Sermon Audio but one made with your feet as you openly confess Jesus regardless of what man might say or do.
Yet another Romanist denial of the Scriptural qualifications for an elder in a true NT church which teach: "A bishop [overseer] then must be blameless, THE HUSBAND OF ONE WIFE, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach...One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)" (I Tim 3:2,4-5) Indeed, how shall he?
But not so in Rome where at every opportunity she denies the clear, plain, simple teachings of the Word as she changes the truth of God into a lie. And because of this God has given up her priests and nuns "...unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet." (Rom 1:26-27)
Spare us the lies from this false Marian vision Lance. How long must we suffer your anti-Christ words that you continue to write unabated as you openly mock the Son of God, deny the Father's election and blaspheme the Holy Spirit's regeneration.
You ears are seduced by the siren you call Mary and her voice is leading you pell-mell towards the shoals of eternal destruction. A voice likewise heeded by myriad throughout history whether it came from Isis, Demeter, Cybele, Diana, Venus, Semiramis or any of the other apparitions of the goddess queen of heaven. A voice that tragically even Israel gave ear unto.
Be it known that greater judgment awaits you as you have heard the truth time and time again yet you ignore it, deny it, mock it, and continue to cast stumbling blocks before the saints of God. Woe unto you if you offend one of these little ones that believes in Christ for it would be better for you to have a millstone hanged about your neck and that you be drowned in the depths of the sea.
To say Muslims worship the same God as revealed in the Scriptures is ignorance at best blasphemy at worse. Muslims being the ones who profess that Allah is the one true god who has NO son. These being they who slaughter the "infidel" Christians for preaching Jesus as the only way, truth and life (as He taught).
Logic 101 says that if Muslims deny the Son, who is God incarnate and the creator of all things, than they DENY the One True God!
Likewise, the apostles stated that "[n]either is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)
Salvation is not found in Allah, it it is not found in Krishna, Kali, Isis, Horus, any of the Indian gods, or your hypothetical "Fred", but rather in Christ Jesus. ONE door for the sheep and NO one gets to the Father but they go through Jesus ALONE.
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: NO MAN cometh unto the Father, BUT BY ME." (John 14:6 - Caps added)
Timely Message. Truly this is a timely message for a church where most do what is right in their own eyes. Initially I never held to the regulative principle; actually never heard of it at all in evangelical circles where worship is defined by what the people want.
But in time, worship of God became a subject I started to study as I was grieved at the declension in my local church as the "praise and worship" music started to increase.
What I found in my studies is what Mr. Mencarow shares in this message. For those who truly want to get Romanism out of their church they should heed this message as even a cursory study of music and instruments in the church reveals that it was heretics who introduced man-made "hymns" and mystery Babylon who introduced instruments. No different than what she did with vestments, liturgies, candles, incense, the alter, priests and more.
Yet while some will purge the former, the instruments and man-made songs remain a sacred cow that few will part with. I pray though that some will be willing to suffer the reproach and worship according to the NT pattern.
Rome most assuredly is a cult in its most nefarious form. For she is the one, just like the Mormons, JW's and countless others, who claims it is only by joining her and being one of "us" that one can be right with God.
For Rome, salvation is NOT found in the person of Jesus Christ but rather in Mother Church. Here, if you desire salvation, you must confess loyalty to the cult, become a member of the 501c-3 corp., and profess obedience to her rules and doctrine. And you must maintain your membership and stay in good standing lest you become excommunicated. For if this happens, hope for salvation is now lost as the way to eternal life has now been barred by the ecclesiastical bouncers.
Maintaining good standing in Rome of course is merited by what you do even though your heart is as black as coal. Tithes/offerings, sacraments, Masses, bowings, crossings, kneelings and more so as to fulfill the cult's requirements and maintain membership. Because in Rome, just like any other cult, she blasphemously professes that she is the door whereby it is ONLY through her that one can gain entrance to the kingdom of God. Thereby usurping Jesus Christ as the door for the sheep and hence denying him in actuality even though she professes him with her lips.