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Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world's largest Christian television system, has come to the rescue of the financially troubled Holy Land Experience, a Bible-based tourist attraction near Universal Orlando.
The arrangement was more a handover than a takeover, spokesmen for both organizations said. Holy Land needed financial support and a nationwide promotional platform to remedy sagging attendance. Trinity needed land to build television-production studios for the license it recently acquired for WTGL-TV Channel 52, as well as a back lot for some of its movie production and music videos.
The arrangement announced Tuesday represents something of a theological turnaround for Holy Land. Its founder, the Rev. Marvin Rosenthal, was a Baptist convert from Judaism. At the time Holy Land opened, he said the park would not employ Christians from the Pentecostal tradition, even as hot-dog vendors....
Much of the controversy in religious matters is a matter of not being able to communicate our thoughts to one another. We all use the same words but mean something different by them.
We need to turn away from religious pride, bow our knees and seek the face of God with all of our hearts.
Only the Spirit can straighten out the conglomerate of conflicting ideas and bring unity.
Satan is trying to destroy from within the Church, and he seems to be winning; but there is a faithful and true remnant.
We are all undeserving of His mercy and grace. Until we see our own wretched state, there is no hope. God is faithful, and faith is the springboard into our relationship with Him. We need to pray, pray, pray --with faith believing that He will accomplish that which He has promised.
"The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit." (James 5:16-18).
...................................... A-men to your post !!!
The reasoning men have used to create all these DeNoMiNaTiOnAl RIFTS in Christ's Church is a befuddling thing to ponder --- one might surmise that somewhere in the mix THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL is at play (THAT EVIL From The Pit of HELL that is at work within the Hearts of many men "The Love of Money")...
Hmmm ...................................... (???)
I Pray For Christ's Return !!! --- That It Will Be SOON !!! --- And In All Honesty His Return Is Closer Than men perceive --- WOE TO This People !!!
AS IN THE DAYS OF Noah !?!?!?! --- Believe it, we are there...
There is such a GREAT FAMINE FOR ***THE HEARING*** OF GOD'S WORD And men perceive it NOT !!! There's NO WONDER with men watering down GOD'S WORD
THERE IS ***NO REVERENTIAL FEAR*** OF GOD WITHIN The Hearts of this people
BUT GOD HAS HIS REMNANT !!! --- WOE TO the rest...
All of these man made divisive delusions that have been implemented under the guise of "The Betterment of The Body of Christ And The Glory of GOD" have been nothing but ***THE GREATEST HINDRANCE*** TO TRUE CHRISTIANITY (**UNITY**, **SPIRITUAL MATURITY**, **HARMONY Of THE GOSPEL**, **Heartfelt SURRENDER/FAITHFULNESS** IN **THE REVERENTIAL FEAR Of GOD**)
All of these Divided Denominational Doctrines and all of these "NEW AND IMPROVED" Bibles have produced what we might call "HAPHAZARD ReLiGiOn"
* On a personal note: This past Sunday I told a story about a confrontation between myself and a family member [*it took place about a year ago*] -- and it moved me to tears as I told the story -- and as I came to the summation of my narrative I said "I HAVE HAD ENOUGH of the here and the now".
Having said this my point is:
There are so many Hearts that are BOUND BY **THE HERE AND THE NOW** So Many have been LULLED INTO A False Sense of Security by men who have tWiStEd GOD'S WORD thus creating a god of their own liking -- a god MORE PALATABLE who winks at SIN and DISOBEDIENCE
You SEE ??? In this there is No Need For THE FEAR OF GOD
And this is our failing as individuals, a people and a Nation
You are right. Christ would not recognize Christianity in America today. Neither do Christians recognize Christ, but they have invented their own figment god.
People have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof (II Tim 3:5). They pay lip service but their hearts are far from Him.
They have time for every entertainment of the world but no time to read and study His Word. No time for prayer and seeking Him.
They love the world and the things of the world--money--vehicles--houses--lands--merchandise.
"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of the Father abideth forever." (I John 2:15-17)
"For the love of money is the root of all evil; which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold in eternal life...(I Tim 6:10-12)
You said: Good grief, would Christ Himself even recognize "Christianity" in this country
*IF* Christ were walking amongst this Denominational QUAGMIRE today many He came to wouldn't recognize Him -- and let it further be known that many of them would ask Him to leave due to their hardness of heart so deeply steeped in the DoCtRiNeS of men
With all the translations of The Bible that have changed THE TRUE MESSAGE Of GOD'S WORD it's no wonder The Church at large is so doctrinally PeRvErSe
some groups teach that homosexuals are just fine
other groups have appointed homosexuals as Ministers
many groups have homosexuals on staff
other groups teach there's nothing you can do to lose your Salvation
many groups teach that you aren't to involve yourself in the affairs of government
so many teach their prosperity messages because perverted itching ears love this message so much that it boosts their coffers
every group has surrendered their voice *FOR RIGHT* for 501c3 status
many just deliver pep talks as sermons
many *never* speak of THE HELL TO COME
too many *never* WARN THE HEARERS
far too many *never* SET FORTH THE FULL COUNSEL Of GOD
Good news. Those Pentecostals can sure make a good hot dog. I haven't been to Holy Land but I'm on my way, now that TBN will probably bring in the Holy Rollin' Hot Dog Vendors. Good grief, would Christ Himself even recognize "Christianity" in this country. The secularists don't have to persecute the "Church". The Church shoots itself in the foot every hour on the hour.