Christmas Is A Roman Catholic Missions Strategy! "Christmas was not celebrated by the apostolic church. It was not celebrated during the first few centuries of the church. As late as A.D. 245, Origen (Hom. 8 on Leviticus) repudiated ...the idea of keeping the birthday of Christ, "as if he were a king Pharaoh." By the middle of the 4th century, many churches in the Latin west were celebrating Christmas. During the 5th century, Christmas became an official Roman Catholic holy day. In A.D. 534, Christmas was recognized as an official holy day by the Roman state.The reason that Christmas became a church holy day has nothing to do with the Bible. The Bible does not give the date of Christ's birth. Nowhere in the Bible are we commanded to celebrate Christmas. Christmas (as well as many other pagan practices) was adopted by the Roman church as a missionary strategy." - The Regulative Principle of Worship and Christmas by Brian Schwertley FREE BOOK at http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualNLs/CHRISTMAS.htm or on the Puritan Hard Drive http://ow.ly/dZ3ua
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Useful How can the church expect blessing unless is obedient? Separation is the route into blessing
"Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways: Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest." Ps 95
Great Sermon! I hope and pray that many muslimfriends may learn to know the one name given under heaven among men, whereby we must be saved: The Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12). The Son of God (John 20:31).
Great Book! Best explenation on 2 Thess 2 and Revelation. Showing that the Papacy is the Antichrist mentioned in Scripture. Also hoping and praying that those who are in this system may come out of her and be saved (Rev. 18:4)
Thanks Steve. It's hard to understand how Tom could have missed something so obvious about this blog page. In any case, below is a little more information in defense of God's truth, which is sometimes nicknamed "Calvinism".
God's Absolute Sovereignty (Predestination) and Man's Full Responsibility and Free Agency (In the Bible) - Free Reformation Resources (MP3s, Videos, Books, etc.) http://ow.ly/TrnwA (at PurtianDownloads.com). This page includes the best free MP3 sermon (on SermonAudio) we have heard harmonizing God's absolute sovereignty with man's complete responsibility, as it is revealed in the Bible.
"What is the heresy of Rome, but the addition of something to the perfect merits of Jesus Christ--the bringing in of the works of the flesh, to assist in our justification? And what is the heresy of Arminianism but the addition of something to the work of the Redeemer? Every heresy, if brought to the touchstone, will discover itself here. I have my own private opinion that there is no such thing as preaching Christ and Him crucified, unless we preach what nowadays is called Calvinism. It is a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else." (From the Spurgeon sermon A Defense of Calvinism, free MP3 at http://tinysa.com/255911 on SermonAudio).
i was so screwed up by teachers like mcarthur,sproul, and other calvinists like howard camping. what a relief to break away from calvinistic doctrines. even christ didnt preach tulip, he preached whosoever, there are so many eras in calvin, the murderer he was. .problem is perfectionists or well payed preachers are afraid to trust god so they trust in a man made doctrine. some angry folk these calvinistic worm theology laciviousness teachers
Great Sermon! I listened to your SermonAudio. You are one of less than a handful of preachers I've heard that did not make the topic focused on "lust prevention." Thank you for doing a good job. There is a book that mirrors that approach and it is like systematic theology painted onto the backdrop of attire. This is an excellent book to point your people towards. It will give you more ammo to go with your current sermon. It will also challenge you.
The Naked Truth: Revealing Things We Hide Behind is the most comprehensive book on this issue that does not approach the topic from a purely lust prevention mode, but rather from a worldview perspective. It gives a historical, Biblical, and Theological basis examination on every major class of adornment, from fingernail polish to tattoos. If you teach on this subject, and you should, this book will be a treasure trove of information covering the issue from birth to the afterlife. It also has a section with over 30 worldview probing questions that can be used as a textbook review. It will help you take the common teaching that stops where Adam and Eve used clothing to hide something to where God repurposed something that had been created by mankind as a barrier