Worshippig on the basis of good stories. Satan gave to this world a very popular excuse to not believe in the Bible, because of Dan Brown's book. The irony (and at the same time, the tragedy of it) is that the book is a story, a fiction. In a novel, the writer has the absolute liberty to do what he wants with the subject, to invent everything, to the point of endangering the state of his soul... But fiction is not reality. The pretension that the book is at the same time, fiction and reality, is a non-sense. Good argumentation of Gordon Dane, I liked especially the argument about the fragment from the Gospel of Phillip.
Great Sermon! Dear Pastor Gordon Dane,
This sermon open my eyes about the false teachings of Joel Osteen.
I hear your preaching for the first time and I thank God we have the access to the internet to hear good doctrine.
God Bless You
The problem with Osteen is his emphasis on self as in "Your Best Life Now." It seems that his message continually reinforces the "self" versus the "dying to self" of the Bible. The "self" is the problem and any preaching that points people back to the self is more of the problem.
Preachers that preach only a positive message of God's love, perverting God's love into His acceptance of fleshly lusts, draw a big crowd. People love to believe they are in good standing with God while living a life of selfishness and pride.
Many false prophets shall arise and deceive many.
"Christianity" has become "big business". Wolves in sheep's clothingâ€”hirelings that care not for the sheepâ€”stand in the pulpit making great boasts of being the "voice of God", but they are driven by greed for filthy lucre.
"For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?..." (Matt 16:26)
I pray God have mercy on these lost souls and convict them of their evil ways.
Disturbing that Christianity Today is cheerleading for Charismatics - they're becoming a Charisma Magazine clone with the mango seed ads and Joel Osteen. Christianity Today seems to be in terminal decline.
Great Sermon! I needed to hear this sermon. I have heard so much about how great Joel Osteen is but I did not know enough about him to respond. After hearing this sermon I now know his message is dangerous and of the flesh, centered upon self and not the Lord.
Great Sermon! I'm glad I'm not the only one who recognizes the error of Joel Osteen's half-hearted teaching. Charles Spurgeon said, "If the Lord's bearing of our sin for us is not the gospel, then I have no gospel to preach." Joel Osteen certainly does not preach the Lord's bearing of our sin.
A necessary warning - heed it! I urge anyone who has gotten involved with Joel Osteen or his form of religion to listen to this message and compare Osteen to what the Bible says. Osteen is not preaching the same message, a fact which this sermon makes very clear. The true gospel is nothing like the lite "cotton candy" preaching of Osteen, but is instead mighty to save.
Great Revival Sermon! Thank you Rev Dane for this word on the wonderful response of God to his people in Revival. A response to earnest praying of hearts that love.
Ask, Seek and knock and it shall be given unto thee. Pray for an outpouring of His Holy Spirit and Grace.
Hugh Martin's work on the Atonement is online There is so much good stuff in this long sermon that it defies writing a comment, but Dr. Cairns references Hugh Martin's work on the atonement. You can read it online:
Interesting Sermon! Any Christian who hasn't SERIOUSLY studied the issue of Halloween should listen to this sermon because at the very least, Christians should have reasons for doing what they do. This sermon does a terrific job of pointing out some of the evil that takes place on Halloween (but this would seem to argue for Christians to be cautious on this day, since evil happens every single day of the year--like drunk driving on Christmas). Interestingly, he also offers Scriptures that would counter the idea that we ought to have nothing to do with Halloween whatsover, acknowledging the "other side" somewhat but ultimately not agreeing with them. But what the preacher does not address here, however, is the perspective of some Christians who use Halloween to witness and to "mock" the pagan gods of modern people. It would have been interesting to know what Rev. Dane thinks about that. This is an issue Christians should debate, but not divide over. In that Spirit, Christians may also wish to listen to "Halloween -- 1999," by Tim Bourgeois also on Sermon Audio at