Great Sermon! No Baptist Church has had formal discipline in a century. What was described here was not church discipline. It was an appeal to reason without the ability to back it up with any formal action and will lead to abuse. To go back to the Baptist standard you wull need a real church roll (not free admittance) and regular conferance meetings to start with. No Baptist Church has either of these today.
Great Sermon! Excellent interview, Praise God! for the simple Gospel message... " That in the ages to come He might shew the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus . For by grace you are saved through faith , and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God: not of works,lest any man should boast." Eph.2:7-9
This article is giving place to an old red harring trick. There is no real church growth, church attendance is down across the country. What the AG is known for, like most holiness groups, and so called megacchurches, is "stealing" members from other churches. The red harring is "the movement of attendees," the real story being hidden here is the decay of modern christianity and membership: aka, a dying religeon.
By the way, these guys are a Church of God (charismatic) outfit, who are also "faith healers," the very groups Baptists were warned about in their internal periodicals last century. They were warned in 1890 that these groups would appear and spread across the country, and that's exactly what they did. They didnt show up in Topeka, Kansas till 1900. The famous LA group (Azusa street revivals) came afterwards. Bretheren, pray fo us (2 Thes 3:1).
(continued from below)...Montanists, (aka dinosours) otherwise, more of this will continue. They were warned of this a century ago when the liberalized their polity. Hopefully they will listen to reason, pray for them.
Andrew Hamblin is obviouly an articulate intelligent person, he even taunts the Baptist (at 1:45; Feeding video 2nd one at the Blaze page) mocking them for their hypocrasy. The decay of modern evangelism is on display here. Baptists better get their church gov't in order or they'll go the way of the
Faith cometh be hearing, not feeling, in this case, fear of being bitten, and overcoming that fear. These type of people have little or no faith. Baptist should have missions to deal with these folks, but their own churches are struggling to deal with their own internal abuses because they themselves reject Matthew 18's method of church gov't. So the civil gov't has to deal with these groups instead: a pityful situation indeed.
Very convicting! I've seriously been looking into this issue as I have been forced to reevaluate practically all my beliefs during the last year. I own and enjoy guns, and feel a need to protect my wife and children, however I honestly fear this is the Biblical truth. I will continue to look at the scripture and pray over this. Thank you for this teaching, if nothing else it effectively counters the rabid nationalism inherent in evangelicalism today.
Great Sermon! Thank you for bringing this up. I'm afraid too few of us realize the work our pastors put in preparing their sermons and meeting our needs. I'm writing a letter right now to encourage my Pastor!
Thank you Pastor Trevor, you help so many of us in so many ways...