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Great Sermon! If we are to believe Carlton why not Joseph Smith or Mohammed? The devil was given permission to kill Jobs children. Why would we believe this obvious deception whether imaginary or demonic? We are always looking for a sign. Sound familiar? God's word stands for a beacon for all. Thanks for the review.
Reply to MS Maybe you're right and this is nothing more than state-sponsored nonsense...but I believe Christ is bigger than that assumption.
By the way, church polity and customs--be they charismatic (women preachers) or catholic (crucifix) in their origins--are not nearly as important as the fundamentals of the faith.
Great Sermon! Excellent discussion, I stumbled across berean baptist sermons somehow when I normally just come to sermonaudio to listen to Spurgeon sermons. I caught myself listening to sermon after sermon and I really enjoy the teaching you guys are doing... Keep it up and God Bless your ministry brothers
The Failure Of Conservative Christians & Liberal Hi Pastors,
This is Tommie Scott in Las Vegas. As a ex racist, gang member, and Christ hater.. I have to say, that we have lost our way.
Souls are a stake and were playing politics from a worldly point of view, forgetting that the gospel is the power of God unto salvation. I know that sound foreign in today's church.
The people in these communities and governments are blind, don't we know that. They need Christ. Not one time did I see any of this big muti million & billion dollar Christian organization come into the ghettos NOT ONE. No love shown to our neighbors, but we can send ships, and truck loads of LOVE & Good to other countries.
It makes me sick to see almost 15,000 murders a year, and kids dying from drug over doses, rapes, etc... WHERE IS THE MASS EVANGELISM of our country.
GOD sent me to faithful servants while in jail 5-6 years ago. Two white men that trusted God. I was saved, even though I was a evil man.
People like me and I consider myself somewhat conservative secondary to Christ, but conservative/ Christian radio, TV etc... won't put us on to reach out. I final got on The Preacher & The Patriot, and TRU News to speak out against false christians Like Al Sharpton. And Fake conservative Christian that are conservative before christian.
Thanks for discussing! Pastor McManus,
I listened to your analysis of my blog article, "What's Wrong with Christian Filmmaking", and appreciate that you took the time to discuss it. I also appreciate the grace you gave me. Theologically, you and I would probably have quite a bit in common, and it sounds like we share a similar viewpoint on filmmaking in specific, and pop culture in general.
You said a few times that I didn't provide answers for a few things, and that was because I don't have the answers! How do we portray sin without sinning? I'm not sure. But I think we need to be willing to look at the question. The Bible can be pretty raw... how do we show that in a way that doesn't glorify what the Bible isn't glorifying? How do we do it in a way that the audience doesn't see coming from a mile away?
To be honest, my blog normally has had a pretty small readership, and I didn't expect the article to get passed around as it has. Considering where it's gone, my hope is that it will generate conversations on both sides - the audience and the artist - so that we do have a shot of making that dream movie I mentioned at the end.
And by the way, I lived in Fayetteville for the first ten years of my life. My dad was the pastor of Galatia Presbyterian.
Solidly Handled It is hard to believe Pastor Bill has only been in the ministry less than 7 years. I thought a couple of days ago when he was teaching on Henry Martyn, as well as this, he has (1) a great gift to communicate, (2)wisdom above his years. His mode of communication commands respect, and though I probably am older than he is and have been a Reformed Baptist for 30 years this year and have listened to some of our great preachers, I would have no problem - if he was my pastor - in giving him my total respect and submission. The pastors at Berean say so many things that I am so much in agreement on. You will say that I should be in agreement with Bible teaching. It isn't just that. It is the practical way that they carry out their pastoral duties. Just one example that comes to mind, the utmost caution in giving oversight and counsel to a Christian sister to avoid temptation. see - SID=1220121058250
As a lover of church history, I only moaned because the message on Henry Martyn was too short!
Agree The longer I am in the ministry, the more I find this to be true. The possibility of finding a Godly man that wants a family and has standards that are above reproach is slim from the perspective of those immersed in serving in the church on staff.