Characters do represent ideologies response to "i'm sure the creators of Bugs Bunny had no intention of representing any sort of religion with their character"
I haven't listen to this sermon yet, but I do know that about authorial intent and there is strong reason to believe that Bugs Bunny is representative of a religion. Bugs Bunny is based off of the Native American religions' trickster character, the most well known being the coyote, who is a main character of many folk tales, which teach Native American religious "truths."
Most of the time creators or authors do have a specific intention in mind, now whether the audience is aware of the specific intention is another story.
Storytelling is a powerful tool for learning.
Keep Grinding That Axe, Sir... Anyone who can actually bring themself to believe Rick Warren is evil or that C.S. Lewis' remarkable allegory (highly Biblical in its ideals regarding good vs. evil and the saving, healing power of Christ's resurrection) is cultish... really needs to get more fresh air than they obviously do. It doesn't even sound like you have ever READ any of The Chronicles of Narnia, Pastor Ovalan; thus, you have no place to remark on what the "magic" Aslan talks about truly represents symbolically. Lewis intended for Aslan's character to be allegorical; I'm sure the creators of Bugs Bunny had no intention of representing any sort of religion with their character; such a comparison is entirely contrived and bogus. Maybe you should actually try reading Lewis' books sometime before you actually pass such baseless judgement upon them. The roadmap of your sermon's premise is correct... how you get to your destination proves that you have nothing more than a dirty old axe to grind. Wise up.
Bush is a better Christian then any of you Fundamentalist Protestants on here are because Bush does not have hatred for the RCC because he recognizes that because the RCC acknowledges the Deity Of Christ and the Holy Trinity that the RCC is just as much a True Church as are Fundamentalist Protestant Churches.
Great Sermon! My conversion to the Protestant Presbyterian Reformed faith and testimony.
Below is my conversion story of a faith journey from roman catholic to Presbyterian Protestant. If you would like to post it on your respective sites let me know. I think there are so many conversion stories of Protestant to roman catholic but not enough of roman catholic to Protestant but also Reformed Presbyterian Protestant.
If there is anything I can do to assist any one of you in the sharing of the good news and the Gospel and the Reformed faith, I want to help. Through Gods grace I was made one of the elect and by his saving grace alone I am now also a Son of the Reformation and staunch avowed Reformed Protestant. A series of circumstances led me to become a Presbyterian. I was Roman Catholic. I became a Presbyterian last February and I thought I would share a paper with you I wrote about my conversion and faith Journey.
In grace and fellowship,
DudleyI was a Roman Catholic all my life. I think God has led me to become a Protestant and Presbyterian. What started as a study on the Protestant Reformation has led to a conversion to Protestantism for me.
The True Church
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Thought Provoking Rev. Ovadal does a good job in backing us away from all the mess that is Easter. I used to think it was a special time for reflection, but he points out that it is more like a time for Protestants to forget why they are Protestant and imitate Roman Catholics. And forget about the media--they love to make the Pope look like he leads the entire Christian church. And he didn't even mention Easter eggs, baskets, candy, bunnies, new clothes, parades, etc. It's a mess! Best to stay away from it! "Come away from it and be separate"
Great Sermon! Dear Pastor Ovadal,
I am encouraged and strengthened by this sermon. It is good for you to remind us to be faithful and aware of the spiritual danger in ecumenical ministry and worship.
Great Sermon! I really enjoyed this sermon as Pastor Ovadal preaches the Word of God. Oftentimes pastors will interject their opinions, cute stories or experiences into their sermons, but Pastor Ovadal is faithful to preach the whole Word of God. Amen!
Reformed Pastor wrote Jesus said we are to be "wise as serpents, and harmless as doves." Christians have the 'harmless as doves' part down pat but are shamefully disobedient when it comes to being wise as serpents Amen Some common sence would be a step in the right direction. Luke 21:8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them
Remember, Pastor Ralph... ...the rebuke of one who is in error means nothing and does not reach the ears of the Lord!! And, as for myself....I am not the least bit interested in LISTENING to the preaching of any Arminian, neo-evangelical, or hyper-Calvinist gospels. Continue, please, preaching the FULL counsel of the Word, since in my location this is the only place I can hear it!!
True salvation This is a good sermon - it talks about true salvation revealed in the Bible through Jesus Christ. Very good doctrine and worth listening to. BTW: Pastor Ovadal towards the end thinks that the doctrine of losing your salvation is ultimately derived from Roman Catholic doctrines which work their way back into Christianity. See my blog post "WARNING: John Hagee - You Can LOSE Salvation" where I transcribe the Charismatic televangelist's doctrine. He does not actually use the words "mortal" and "venal" sin, but he does make that distinction. The Charismatic movement has close ties to the Roman Catholics. Hagee is all but teaching RC doctrine on his radio program.
A clear exposition of the gospel This is a clear, direct exposition of the gospel message - the sort of preaching you don't hear much anymore. This is the essence of what Biblical Christianity is all about.