Great Sermon! Valid points Thank you! Many of your points were valid. I would just differ with you in regards to the private baptism vs. a public baptism; Bieber has already "made a public profession", in loose terms. Public or private, it is only through the washing of the Word and by the Holy Spirit by which any of us are saved. And while none of us would judge his (Justin's) heart in the matter, we can judge "fruit" to see whether or not there was an actual transformation. In light of that, it would appear that this could have been a farce. And there is all the difference in the world and in Heaven between a reprieve or "pause" and genuine repentance..so, it is a good thing to question it,especially, if a source like charisma magazine is in favor of it; what charisma magazine usually likes to promote is very often times 180 degrees from what is Biblically correct any way.
Interesting Bill - this is very interesting. This Scientology compound was in San Jacinto (ha-SIN-toe), just about a 1/4 mile behind the field of my neighborhood growing up. It was heavily guarded and gated, and I never saw anyone going in or coming out.
ditto on a subject worthy of discussion Thank you CJW for your comment and link. Ken Ham's site, and particularly this link, deals quite nicely and straight-forwardly with the issues that were brought up by the Nye guy. All of the video-on-demands do. It would be interesting to hear what,if anything, Bill Nye would have to say after doing his research on www.answersingenesis.org ,especially since he is a proponent of reason and discovery.
A subject worthy of discussion I wanted to bring to your attention a resource put together from Answers in Genesis, as a follow up to the questions Bill Nye brought up, but that Ken Ham didn't have the time to answer.
I think you will find it a very extensive list.
Hmmmm I think that in light or Romans, man knows there is a Creator. Bill Nye knows there is a God. No one debates whether or not the easter bunny, santa, or the easter bunny exits. mr. nye has to tell himself this lie to suppress knowlege of God. and he wants others to do the same misery loves company. maybe i am wrong, but i question whether or not this debate should have happened. I think sin and repentance is the issue not whether or not God exists. we all know He does and that includes Bill Nye. If we miss that I don't think anything was accomplished.
Great Sermon! Why did Ken Ham used the NIV for his point of ref? just wondering...any way...I agree with your comments, but all in all, he was able to witness to millions about Jesus Christ death, burial, and resurrection...However, there a lot points missed.
Great Sermon! 2 Peter 3. The logic of the modern day scientists and evolutionists and all those who scoff at Gods Word is illustrated in those verses. Along with their end. Thank you for continuing the discussion.
sad but true If,by "godless", President Putin is intending the definition to be in reference to the One true God of the Bible, he is correct in his observation. While this may be ironic, it is nonetheless valid. And while it is not uncommon for God to use opposing nations to speak to the godlessness of those nations who make that claim (i.e. how many times ,in the Bible, did God allow the Jewish nation to be overtaken by its' enemies because of disobedience and of their love for idols)?,one must keep in mind that the true church of God has no borders or walls; there are no Christian nations, just Christians.
..a fine job with the sermon, Pastor Hsrris.
No worries - Print more! As long as they can print more, I don't think they care about the future.
Side note: PAYING FOR A PRISONER'S SEX CHANGE??? What in the world? Will he/she have to transfer prisons then? So bizarre.
Thank you for discussing this I believe that correctly "training your child in the way he should go," includes your child developing a personal reverence and fear of the Lord - thereby understanding His prerogative to dictate boundaries for how we live our lives.
It is not legalism.
In modern culture, we talk often of love and even the Gospel.
But what of reverence, fear of The Lord (which gives wisdom), and surrender of our lives (including actions, not just our hearts)?
Great Sermon! I am a fundamental Baptist now, but I came out of the Nazarene holiness movement. I still believe very much in holiness, but I believe Steve is absolutely right on this one. We have to teach law in relation to the gospel. As you mentioned, law is a heart problem and no matter how hard we try, we remain sinful and never move away from our need for the gospel. It's not a matter of teaching touch Feely. .. It's a matter of truth. You can teach the youth about do's and don'ts and tell them to do it because God said so, and what you end up with apart from the gospel is a bunch of "moral" kids who grow up, live what we call a moral life, and die in their sins and go to hell. Apart from the Gospel we are all lost. Every part of the law should drive us back to the gospel as Paul says, grace is not a license to sin and I believe scripture is clear that those that have a new relationship with Christ have a new relationship to sin. I believe in holiness but we better be careful with it lest we get puffed up with pride each of us, no matter how sanctified, never move away from the gospel. It should be the main focus of every aspect of our lives. It should be what drives us
Some good and some not so good. There's a difference between questioning what the word of God says and questioning what the preacher claims the word of God is saying. We are commanded to test what we are being told. For example, some children lie, true, but not all. Some are as meek as a lamb. Variations in human temperament do not prove an inherited sin nature. Augustine introduced this fallacy from his gnostic background in the 4th Century; his misinterpretation of Romans 5 came from Jerome's faulty translation of the NT. Before then no one taught an inherited sin nature, including the Jews who had full access to Psalm 51. If you didn't believe in man's free will you were a heretic. The Bible clearly teaches corruption comes through temptation (James 1:13-15) and that children are born innocent (john 1:9, Deut 1:39. Matt 18:3). People don't listen to the preacher because they know that what they are being told doesn't make sense. It is absurd to suggest man is born depraved and then criticize his depraved behaviour. Jesus said: This is the condemnation, men loved darkness rather than light because their DEEDS were evil. Not their nature inherited from Adam, but their deeds. When men are called to repent of their sinful deeds rather than blame it on their sinful nature, maybe we'll see some results.