So much to ponder I always enjoy these round table discussions. When I think of the foolishness surrounding the scandal of AZ Senate Bill 1062, I listen to how Christians answer a fool according to his folly, Prov. 26:5, and then realize only our Lord could so answer that it is written, " And no man after that durst ask him any question." Mark 12:34.. But there is ANOTHER problem, there will always be a double standard used against the Christian. Ethically it would be wrong to ask this question of someone asking us, against our conscience, to bake a cake for them..."You want me to bake you a cake, but how do you know that cake I bake for you will be safe for you to eat?" But whether it is legally wrong because it is a veiled threat too often depends on if the question is being asked of a Christian or of a lesbian who claims she needs it for her wedding. As our nation appears to be under God's wrath and being "given up" justice will side more and more against us. My only hope is that as a historian I can point to many historical epics where a genuine revival followed during such a low spiritual ebb in a nation's history. But we have no guarantee, and I doubt God will bless us unless we who profess His name cry out mightily. see SID=225141216282
On point! I cannot and will not cave in to the wants and lusts of society when it comes to my freedoms. I am a military man as we'll a photographer. I refuse to shoot any function that is openly contrary to the word of God. This country is going downhill really fast. Great message and discussion between all of you. Thank you for your courage.
Great Sermon! God bless you Pastor Sean!!!
As an African American I frequently listen to the podcasts of you and your staff and often thank God for your boldness and fidelity to the Word of God. It appears that Berean Baptist has been hit with the usual response by some in my racial community who refuse to acknowledge this shameful and despicable statistic (one of many I might add) and so they cover their ineptness with labeling the "white" messenger a racist. Again, it is shameful that today's NAACP (in this month of Black History) supports and defends the right of those it purports to protect to free access to the genocide of the next generation of African American babies. Margaret Sanger seems to have gotten her wish when she suggested that Black pastors be first won over to teach the young women of their congregation to remain baby free to pursue their dream of an education and a good job (today's prosperity message) at the cost of having the shameful status of not only the highest abortion rates but also the highest rates of STDs. Jeremiah's "dumb (mute) dogs" are often silent in our churches today in barking the alarm that fornicators will not inherit the kingdom of God. So don't be afraid of their faces nor their threats and keep sounding the alarm.
My prayers are with you
Great Sermon! What kind of church is this? After listening to their sermons concerning this the pastor apologize for taking more then 30 minutes from the people siting there listening...? Weird..
Maybe some kind of sensitive seeker church.
He also mentioned that they until now had had a "policy" not allowing women leaders etc. Well that speaks for it self.. The Word of God is
NOT a policy. No wonder they can do what they done..put the Word of God in the trash.
Let us pray for them. Still time for repentance
Great Sermon! Great discussion guys. Sadly Steven furticks problems are much deeper. He has an uncanny ability to read himself into every biblical passage. He has no idea how to rightly divide the word of God. If you want to know more about him check out Chris Roseborough 's website. Www.fightingforthefaith.com Chris is a Lutheran so we as Baptists would disagree with his stance on baptism, but he is a great theologian and he had documented elevation church for years. What pastor furtick says and does on a regular basis will blow your minds
What next for the Congregation? I will be curious to see what the congregation does with this. Will they adhere to the unchanging immutable Word of God? Will there be a mass exodus from this church? Will there be an effort by those grounded in the Word to bring this church back to the truth? Will they just roll over and follow what the leaders have decided Scripture says? Time will tell.
digging for gold in a dumpster ..so now we can look forward to more of hollywood's blasphemous depictions of Christ. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God not through entertaining "bible" movies,especially those endorsed by catholics. While it may be that some one might truly come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through some kind of around-the-water fountain type of discussion as a result of an ensuing conversation about one of these movies, it would be good to keep in mind the type of "conversions" and short-lived interest in Christ that generally follow such flicks..remember gibson's "passion" movie? And, usually, if something is embraced by the world,it is something antithetical to the true gospel.
Thank you Mr. Harris, anyway.
I agree with S.C.'s comment. I had to give up tv almost 4yrs ago. The foolishness and immorality stopped me from watching it. If i found a program to watch there would be debauchey in the commercials.
not surprising I guess team showers should be re-thought out..probably not a good idea. I'm wondering why the NFL hasn't added transvestite cheerleaders to the mix..considering. Maybe people would finally figure out that football isn't all that wholesome. They don't have a problem with a bunch of naked women cheering on the team,so I guess they shouldn't have a problem with other sexually immoral elements added in either. Christians are so offended by homosexuality but, often times, they are the same Christians who don't have a problem with their own sexual offenses. I think that we're under judgment. If we can't see to take the beam out of our own eyes, how can we take the speck out of others'? Homosexuality in America is the judgment against heterosexual immorality..particularly among Christians or professing "christians".
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.