Great Sermon! I always tort that AOG was a cult. I was too lazy to read up on their statement of faith. Thks to u, now i know they are just plain old pentacostals/charismatics, except for the splinter group that u brought up. Really appreciate again your detailed exposition.
Important message I appreciate the fact that you took the time to speak about the important definition of modalism.Many people do not realize what they say when they say it. I would like to point out that belief in modalism, that is, the belief that God manifests Himself at certain times as the Father, at certain times, as the Son and at certain times as the Holy Spirit can also lead to the summation (not sure if that is the right word) that all different types of false gods can be the living God (reasoning that as God manifests Himself in different ways)which is blasphemy. Too many times I have heard excuses for this. God is who He is and He will not be changed.He has declared the truth in His word.
Thought provoking I grew up in Texas playing baseball and football and remeber this mindset on the field more so than the on the couch or in a stadium. Hoping to get the big hit, possibly taking the star quarterback out of the game, or making the guy pay for daring to touch my home plate.it is not Christian, but most things in the "American Dream" are not Christian either. Sacred cow indeed.
Great Sermon! I just had to walk through a major hospital in Philadelphia. I must have missed the healings, maybe I could see through all of the wires, tubes and machines. If the charismatics are correct, this hospital should not exist. Why doesn't Benny Hinn walk into a hospital and start healing people there instead of his staged performances? If you can show evidence of one healing, I will believe that the gift continues today. Of course, Jesus can heal, but that does prove that Christians have the gift of healing. Where is the proof?
Message to Hammack I love your programs - they are quite insightful. But this time, I beg to disagree. Let's be logical and lay one straight christian fact, the ONLY basis for doctrine is the bible. I don't think it's right to base your arguments on physical and observable evidence and out-rightly ignore scriptural facts, build a case on non-scriptural facts or on deductions of men. If God wanted us to ignore these gifts, I think it would have been abundantly clear in scriptures. The fact that we don't see these gifts in abundance right now only buttresses the need for Christians to sit up and seek God. After-all, even Jesus could not perform miracles in a certain location not because the gifts had ceased, but for a pervasive lack of faith. I choose to put my trust in scriptures even when all evidence negates it (HEB 11:1)
Great Sermon! The so called Christian world is in as big a mess as the political world. The TV preachers live in their own world supported by the ignorant followers. It makes me want to vomit, so I can image how God looks at it.
Terrible exegesis!!....But Question?!! Where's the news report of the "CHARISMATICS" with the miraculous gift of healing in the philippines raising the dead of the desperate families who lost love ones???.....Here's there chance to glory God while the worlds watching!......
Well..... Kenneth Copeland is a hireling. He is not a true minister of the gospel. His followers are not believers or believers who WILL stop listening to him. Jesus says His sheep hear His voice and will by no means follow a stranger. The indwelling of The Holy Spirit grants them discernment. The more they read all of scripture not just what the Word of Faith people tell them, they will see it for what it is, false teaching. Another spot on the broad road to destruction. He can't help but twist scripture snd folks of his ilk follow. They love to heap up false teachers like him. I just don' t get alarmed at what these folks say at least so far. I consider the source.