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Unprofitable servant,

May the Lord guide you through your journey 'til the end. May His blessings be continually upon you.


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Christopher,

This short piece may help you out - http://www.ligonier.org/learn/devotionals/order-salvation/

As always, we are required to be Bereans and compare what's being taught with the word of God.


News Item12/17/14 9:16 AM
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Dorcas,
you are quite right in stating some postings here are muddled and going down those rabbit trails again. I won't waste time following them down their continual trails. I do pray Christopher will listen to the sermon[s] suggested, I also give a hearty 'amen' to James Thomas' comment stating we must allow God to define His word as opposed to man. No one, including Spurgeon, can teach God's people quite like the Holy Spirit can. An open bible and a hungry heart will suffice for the believer, along with earnest prayer.

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Frank,

Thanks for the advice, I'll keep that in mind. I'm am glad to know I'm finally off your 'ignore' list

Michael, I'm not surprised you disagree.
Before any unregenerate can be saved and come to Christ, they must be drawn by God {John 6:44}, they must be regenerated, or quickened by God {Ephesians 2:1,5}. Remember, the natural man understands nothing concerning spiritual matters {see 1 Cor. 2:14}. When God quickens the sinner, he/she will respond. It is not a choice, for if it were, as you claim, then you are saying that they could possibly NOT choose Christ, even though they've been born from above by God. Where does the Bible teach those born again could choose, and possibly even choose not to follow God?
Certainly you don't mean to say the new birth comes after confessing and believing?!?


News Item12/16/14 1:15 PM
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Christopher, you state this, " For example, the verbs in the verses you quoted: (you must) believe and confess...this is an action on our parts." Now, the question is, how and why do some believe and confess? What causes this action?
It is the doctrine of regeneration that answers these questions. Once we've been quickened/born from above, we do respond. It isn't so much a choice as it is a response caused by an 'affect' - the new birth. When the Holy Spirit quickens the heart/mind/understanding, the natural response will be to cry out as the tax collector did. We are dead in trespasses and sins until He quickens us {Ephesians 2:1,5}. Those that have been born again will indeed respond, never would someone who's been quickened by God refuse to believe and confess. So, it isn't a choice at all. It's God drawing, God quickening, God gifting with faith. We all must continue to draw from the Vine and remember, apart from Him, we can do nothing. This doesn't mean we are robots, this means we have a natural inclination to steer ourselves down the wrong path. We must be completely dependent on Him for strength, wisdom, guidance, and all that we need. We must ask for our 'daily' bread as each day comes. He leads, we follow.

News Item12/13/14 11:49 PM
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Well said Frank; Al Mohler has uttered some awfully strange things indeed.
As for a gay gene, let the holy Scriptures speak for themselves, "And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another"...Romans 1:27a. Look at the wording, 'leaving the natural use' - doesn't that indicate choice? Men leave what's natural, or 'instinctive, produced by nature, inborn' - for that which is unnatural. It seems God has instilled the natural way at birth, those who leave that natural way do so by choice, and not by genetic defect. Besides, we must remember the words of James, "Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed." It is the lust of the heart that leads one into sin and not a gay gene.

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"If we would hold fast that which is good, we must not tolerate any doctrine that is not the pure doctrine of Christ’s Gospel. There is a hatred that is downright charity: that is the hatred of erroneous doctrine. There is an intolerance which is downright praiseworthy: that is the intolerance of false teaching in the pulpit. Who would ever think of tolerating a little poison given to him day by day? If men come among you who do not preach “all the counsel of God,” who do not preach of Christ, sin, holiness, of ruin, and redemption, and regeneration, – or do not preach of these things in a Scriptural way, you ought to cease to hear them. You ought to carry out the spirit shown by the Apostle Paul, in Gal.1:8: “Though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other Gospel unto you than that which we have preached, let him be accursed.”

J.C. Ryle


News Item12/11/14 1:12 PM
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Frank states "In order to be Christ's ambassadors, we can't adhere to ecumenicalism or pluralism as the Graham's do. This really isn't complicated; the Grahams were and are religious politicians - period."
That is it in a nutshell. When people avoid the truths presented about B. Graham and resort to rabbit trail responses, it only muddies what really is quite clear. The command to come out and be separate is specifically for situations like this; remember the Apostle's words from 2 Cor. 11:15, 'it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness'. John Gill states "not that they really are transformed into such ministers, but they appear and look like such; they are not really, but "as the ministers of righteousness"; they put on the form and air of faithful upright ministers of the word, and would be thought to be such; they mimic Gospel preachers, who assert the doctrine of justification by the righteousness of Christ, though they most miserably corrupt it, and blend it with something of their own". That's exactly what Graham does with his Charles Finney decisionism -type gospel. He blends truth with error, thus, he poisons truth.

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Mike NY states "One cannot believe anything without deciding to believe it. One cannot hold to a belief without deciding to hold to it."
Where does the Bible state one simply 'decides' for Christ Mike? Again, verbal professions/decisions are not an indication one is saved, for even Christ stated many honor Him with their lips, but their HEARTS are far from Him.
When Jesus told Nicodemus he had to be born again, or literally, 'born from above', he could not 'see' the kingdom of God - he could not comprehend spiritual truths. That's what Paul meant in 1 Corinthians 2:14. One must be born from above by God before one can believe/trust in Christ. Graham's decision-type Gospel is accursed - the Bible doesn't state sinners must decide, rather, it commands sinners to repent and believe. Those who've been born from above do indeed come to Christ, but not because they made a decision on their own power or will.

News Item12/11/14 9:19 AM
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Mike NY -

Sept. 21, 1957, Graham said in an interview with the San Francisco News, “Anyone who makes a decision {there you have it, Graham's 'gospel' of decisional regeneration} at our meetings is seen later and referred to a local clergyman, Protestant, Catholic, or Jewish.

In 1983, The Florida Catholic (Sept. 2, 1983) reported of the Orlando crusade: “Names of Catholics who had made decisions for Christ were provided at that meeting by Rick Marshall of the Graham organization.” The report said the names of 600 people had been turned over to the Catholic Church.


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Helen,

Thank you for the link, that was a very informative article.

Frank,
Yes, kindness is indeed a wonderful thing isn't it? As for the 'king of caps', Tony from Chicago, all we can hope for is that his keyboard short circuits


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Frank,
Thanks for pointing out Loderen's comment, it is indeed a very good comment. May God open eyes to see.
BTW, I'm not purposely trying to draw you out of your 'ignore' status

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the link from 'postings' was very informative. It is heartbreaking to see loyalty to a denomination, in this case, the SBC, cause some here to be blinded to facts and truth. Getting a book from Swindoll, Moore, Lucado, or Laurie is nothing to be thankful for. How vital are these words from the Apostle Paul? "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."
Christopher Cagan and John Waldrip, after attending Billy Graham's San Diego crusade in 2003, presented a report which determined that "Graham's sermons are an outgrowth of the theology and methods of Charles G. Finney, the 19th Century evangelist who changed the meaning of salvation from Biblical ‘conversion' to the empty ‘decisionism,' which stopped historical revivals and ultimately helped to empty the churches... . The sad truth is that Graham's message converts an almost infinitesimally small percentage of people who did not already consider themselves Christians before they ever heard him preach. The third awful result of Graham's meetings is that almost no one is added to the churches....{http://www.rogershermansociety.org/easy-believism.htm}

News Item12/8/14 4:01 PM
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sc,

It really breaks my heart to see some who appear to be sound in their beliefs embrace the ecumenical Graham. Satan disguises himself as an angel of light, as the Apostle Paul so aptly warns in 2 Corinthians 11:14. When we start embracing error, even in the slightest manner, we soon fall head long. May our gracious God protect us from the visible church and the compromise that's devouring so many. There truly is a reason why God commands us to come out of their midst, be separate, and touch no unclean thing.

Let's remember this from the Lord as well, "`Woe to you when all men shall speak well of you--" Luke 6:26
When evil, dead religions exalt Graham, one should question as to why.


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What does the BGEA do with all those who make a 'decision' for Christ as he manipulates the emotions with 'Just as I am' being sung to tug on those heart strings?
Sept. 21, 1957, Graham said in an interview with the San Francisco News, “Anyone who makes a decision {there you have it, Graham's 'gospel' of decisional regeneration} at our meetings is seen later and referred to a local clergyman, Protestant, Catholic, or Jewish.

In 1983, The Florida Catholic (Sept. 2, 1983) reported of the Orlando crusade: “Names of Catholics who had made decisions for Christ were provided at that meeting by Rick Marshall of the Graham organization.” The report said the names of 600 people had been turned over to the Catholic Church.'

Graham was an instrument in the hands of the enemy to steer sinners back to the dead church[es] they stopped attending. Churches that do not even proclaim truth, yet Graham is exalted as a great 'man of God'.
LARRY KING: "You’re comfortable with Salt Lake City. You’re comfortable with the Vatican?"
GRAHAM: "I am very comfortable with the Vatican. I've been to see the Pope several times. In fact, the night-day that he was inaugurated, made Pope, I was preaching in his cathedral in Krakow". Graham ignores 2 Corinthians 6:14-18
Graham's 'jesus' is all-inclusive.


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(From a transcript of an interview with David Frost, May 1997)---

FROST: "A quote: "If ever there was a woman called of God to proclaim the Scriptures, my daughter Ann is one. She's one of the great Bible teachers among women today. I have a great appreciation for her and other women who have a gift of God." Does that mean that you are in favor of the ordination of women? "

REV. GRAHAM: "It's -- it would be according to the circle I was in because I'm -- I feel that I belong to all the churches. I'm equally at home in an Anglican or a Baptist church or a Brethren assembly or a Roman Catholic Church. And I would have to say that I would identify with the customs and the culture and the theology of that particular church."

BTW, for those who defend Graham's 'gospel', keep in mind he preaches decisional regeneration, which is no gospel at all { http://www.challies.com/articles/decisional-regeneration}
Graham's 'gospel' is the same as evangelist Charles Finney, who emphasized the need for a decision. Is it any surprise so many defend such a gospel?
It's also worth noting Graham's political agenda as well as his connections to the corporate world - http://www.seekgod.ca/fuller1.htm#graham


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Amen MS. The 'gospel' Graham proclaims is known as 'decisional regeneration', which is no gospel at all - it is accursed. This article points to Graham's erroneous 'gospel' - http://www.challies.com/articles/decisional-regene..

Graham's 'gospel' is the same as evangelist Charles Finney, who emphasized the need for a decision. Is it any surprise so many defend such a gospel?
This accursed gospel produces multitudes of false converts who believe themselves saved because of their own work. These are the ones Christ spoke of when He said, 'why do you call me 'Lord, Lord'? Christ is addressing those who claim to believe in His name; He tells them -'I never knew you, depart from me ye who are working lawlessness'. Graham has populated the broad road with his accursed 'gospel'. God help those who defend this man and his false gospel.


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P Shaw, perhaps you should be more concerned for Graham's eternal state than the 'buzzards circling' - Billy Graham, Interview with David Frost, "Talking with David Frost: Reverend Billy Graham," David Paradine Television, Feb 18, 1997 - Frost: "Why is Isalm the fastest growing religion in the world?"

Graham: "The tremendous discipline that they have in Islam in the sense that there's a judgment if you do wrong, and there's a tremendous hope that people have that you are Islamic. Suppose you die on the battlefield fighting for Islam, the promises they give you for the first thousand years would make any young man say, 'Well, I think that's what I'd like to have.' They have so many things. And I think Islam is misunderstood too, because Mohammed had a great respect for Jesus, and he called Jesus the greatest of the prophets except himself. And I think that we're closer to Islam than we really think we are."

Mohammed distinctly taught 'Allah has no son!'. BTW, 'Allah' is a moon god. The 'jesus', or 'Isa' as he's called, of the Muslim faith is only a man, a prophet, and not the second in the Godhead. Once again, Graham reveals his true ecumenical heart... and people still run to his defense.


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"The general characteristic of "false prophets" is that they make vital godliness to he a less strict and easier thing than it actually is, more agreeable to fallen human nature, and thus they encourage the unregenerate to be satisfied with something which comes short of true grace. So the Pharisees did, notwithstanding all their strictness. So the papists do, notwithstanding all their boasted austerities. So Arminians do, notwithstanding all their seeming zeal for good works. So the Antinomians do, notwithstanding their pretended superior light and joy, zeal and confidence. This is the common mark of all false teachers: rejecting the Divine way, they manufacture one to suit themselves, and however they may differ among themselves, they all agree to make the practice of piety and the Christian walk an easier thing than the Scriptures do, to offer salvation on cheaper terms, to make the gate wider and the way to heaven broader than did Christ and His apostles. It is this which explains the secret of their popularity: "They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them". But of such Christ warns his people to "beware," for they feed souls with poison and not with the pure milk of the Word." A. W. Pink

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It seems God proves John UK wrong when the Psalmist said this, “Thou hatest all workers of iniquity” (Psalm 5:5)
To hate, Hebrew 'sane - saw-nay' - A primitive root; to hate (personally): - enemy, foe, (be) hate (-ful, -r), odious, X utterly

Spurgeon says this, "It is not a little dislike, but a thorough hatred which God bears to workers of iniquity. To be hated of God is an awful thing. O let us be very faithful in warning the wicked around us, for it will be a terrible thing for them to fall into the hands of an angry God!"

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