Wow Kevin and Dave,
I wasn't expecting such a sobering dose of reality when I clicked on today's link. This message is what keeps me coming back to Generations Radio. Every day of my life it seems that the world goes deeper into decay and you have shined light on this fact today by pointing out that this downward decline can be seen everywhere, even in the way people dress compared to how they used to dress.
There is a yearning in me for righteousness and purity and it can't be found in everyday life, no, but instead the opposite! We who love God and desire what is pure and lovely are being overrun it seems, by a deteriorating and dying world. What can we do but get on our knees and beg God for respite? How is that respite going to come? It is found in the third line of the Lord's prayer...THY KINGDOM COME! I don't long for revival...I don't long for the US gov't to elect righteous men and for the world to clean up it's act so my grandkids have a nice world to live in, I long for HIS COMING! Why don't you ever talk about His Kingdom coming, Kevin and Dave? The things you talk about are always spot on but you leave out the most anticipated (and imminent) event in Christendom...The Rapture of the church and the coming of the Bridegroom.
WHAT?! We need a new name for a person who actually follows Christ. "Christian" is too broad a term now-a-days and includes tattooed, pierced, partying, fornicating, worldly hedonists.
I like to imagine that Jesus is sitting next to me. I ask the question, would I take Jesus into this movie theater with me? If the answer is no, and it should be, don't go! IF the answer is yes, you are desensitized to the world. Period.
I don't know what kind of Christian likes H-wood movies especially NEW H-Wood movies. Kevin said it best when he said 95% of so called Christians still go to H-wood movies, hence the need for a new name for saved people.
I can't figure out how any Spirit filled Christian could go and PAY money to sit and be "entertained" by this garbage and that is what it is, all of it, GARBAGE. Take your $20 (is that what a movie cost? I don't know, I haven't been in a movie theater in almost 20 years. The last movie I paid to see was Titanic and that was only because everyone, even church members said it was good. I didn't like it)and give it to the poor.
Thank you, Kevin and Dave I know you are a true believer and I have been listening to you for about 7 years give or take. But don't you think it is about time to give up on looking for some sort of reformation? Isn't it pretty obvious that we are in the very last days before the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for His Bride, the church to take us and hide us away until His indignation be overpast? (until the Time of Jacob's Trouble is over)
I realize that you optimistically think that there is a chance that this country could turn around and turn to God but doesn't it seem to you that the opposite has been happening for quite some time now?
I appreciate what you say and the topics that you address from your platform but as a solid teacher and firm believer in the word of God don't you think it is time to talk to your listeners about His Glorious appearing and our going with Him in our glorified bodies that won't ever get sick or hurt or die?
That is the zeitgeist in my world, and I suppose I have said enough about it but I do want to thank you for your service, I just wanted you to hear from one of your listeners about what seems to be approaching....THE RAPTURE!!! And I also wanted to comfort you with these words!
But wait a minute! Kevin and Dave, Although you are both in agreement that legalism can be counterproductive to the Christian, and I would tend to agree with several of the items that you had mentioned, e.g. how much water to use in baptism, (even baptism itself not being necessary for salvation could be included in your list) but I believe that pastors with large platforms such as yours need to study the King James vs. other versions issue IN DEPTH. I used the NIV for years and I would never say that someone is not saved if they use other versions but I can tell you that when I did a study on the differences, It was completely obvious that I was reading a version that had an agenda, that being to water down the message of Christ. And when I delved into the villainous characters behind the scenes of these new versions, I was convinced that they are not of God but of money and thus asked the question, why would any Christian, upon discovering the blatant ERRORS and apostasy that these versions cunningly insert, continue to read and study them? I for one will not and I am an advocate of exposing these PER versions for what they really are...COUNTERFEITS. This is not being legalistic nor unnecessarily dogmatic but this falls under the instruction to RIGHTLY DIVIDE the word of truth.
I love ya Kev BUT.... How can someone with so many good things to say have lived through what has happened to this country in the last 20 years and NOT understand that the end is HERE and rejoice about it??? I love to listen to you but I think you are ignoring the fact that biblical prophecy is coming to pass faster than we can say "Tyranny" and the turmoil in the Middle East and the fact that the world, (now including the US) has set themselves against the Jewish nation now more than ever before SCREAMS that we are in the last minutes of the last days of the Age of Grace! It isn't even that I want to get behind you and hope for better days in this country and the world for that matter but I am becoming more and more resolute in my desire for Jesus Christ to come and set up His kingdom. I am so ready for the Rapture that I am enamored with the idea. "So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and UNTO THEM THAT LOOK FOR HIM shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation! Hebrews 9:29 (emphasis mine) That is what I look for, the "blessed Hope" and nothing more.