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Great Sermon! Good Maundy Thursday message! He gave much information , factoids , Passover customs , and the reasons why we should remember this day. I "liked" it on Facebook , and posted the link on a Reformed discussion website today. This day is jammed full of lots of things - many small and bid things taking place. Enjoy & learn!
Great Sermon! I couldn't have done a beter work myself! Pastor Duerr has definitely done his research and homework! It's good to see someone with the spiritual fortitude stand up and refute such arrogant and erroneous claims and Viola & Barna. What's even more shocking to me is that this "book" is being touted as something that is 100% factual and true to historical Christianity. I agree with Sean when he quoted the words of our Lord when He said "If possible, even the elect would be deceived in the last days. I did a study on the words "if possible" in the Greek, and its in the 2nd class condition implying that it's impossible for God's children to be fully deceived and follow false teachers or their doctrine because true sheep only recognizes the voice of the True Shepherd (Jn. 10:4; 7:17-18).
May God continue to raise up men like Pastor Duerr who will fight against error and false doctrine in these last days and will continue to submit to the authority of the Word.
Great Sermon! Part 2 - Aside from Harold Camping, I thought the idea of God doing away with church buildings, the local church and pastors, was for professing Christian's on the fringes. But it appears that many individuals are being exposed to "Pagan Christianity" and books like it.
I was encouraged to hear how Matthew handled each point made by the book with scriptures, confirming that the Puritans, Reformers and many other sound Christian thinkers throughout history, did not "have it all wrong!"
For me, it is somewhat arrogant and ignorant, to say that all the Saints got this wrong and somehow, a man or group of individuals in our generation have gotten the "truth" on these matters. Therefore, we all need to go back to the "organic church" (term used in Viola's book).
This is another example of why it is so important for every professing Christian to take Jesus' words to heart that a sign of the last days would be deception. We must be sober and alert, "for if it were possible, even the very elect will be deceived!"
Thanks Matthew for taking the time to do this. It is my prayer that many individuals that are searching and reaching the contents of the book "Pagan Christianity", and other materials like it, would come across this sermon. May our Lord give them understanding (Prov
Very Timely Sermon! Part 1 - A friend called me today about a book called Pagan Christianity by a man named Frank Viola and George Barna of The Barna Group.
Apparently the book is about how the body of Christ and the Christian Church has been wrong for 2000 years on it's view of Pastors, the local church, the church building....Just to name a few things!
I decided to look up the book on Amazon and was shocked by the number of positive reviews that the book received. There were many in agreement with Mr. Barna and Viola's convictions. So I decided to do further research to see what others had to say.
After searching the term Pagan Christianity, I came across this sermon/teaching by Matthew Duerr with Zion Education Seminars.
This sermon did a great job in answering all the points of the book.
Great Sermon! Dear Pastor, Thank you for your sermon. I am a missionary in Nigeria (Thank God for the internet). I just listen to you and what you said about Isaac Wats touched my heart. The anointing on your voice by the Holy Spirit has encouraged and lifted 'my head'. I am grateful. Thank you for making yourself available for God to work in and thru you. May the poor, lonely and rejected people in your congregation find comfort this Christmas in the name of Jesus. Amen! Lia Leigh.
Great Sermon! Many fantastic proofs of a young earth as supported by the Bible. This seminar is a death nail to evolution. I found the discussion on carbon 14, the shrinking of the sun, the moon‚Äôs expanding orbit, and the earth‚Äôs magnetic field incredible proofs of creation as described to us in Genesis. FANTASTIC!
Thanks Matt and God bless!
Great Sermon!Encouraging! Very Sound sermon!Thanks Pastor Matthew for this encouragement.I have had by chance met up with a Muslim before during the incident that is happening in Indonesia.We shared and exchange views about Christianity and Islamic.Thank LORD for giving me,a lowly servant of HIS to be able to give him a word when he began query about this two subjects.
He mentioned the word "Jihad" implying about "Holy War".But I replied that a war is not holy anymore especially there is bloodshed.How could we said something about killing and pronounce it "Holy".He agreed after listening to my explanation.He does not agree with the killings too.
I have told him if you think that you suffered a injustice as a Muslim.Why don't you let GOD deal with it?As vengeance is with GOD,The Majesty.Christians suffered persecution in Indonesia too.
I was filled with joy having him to open his heart to me and sharing his views.
Thanks once again Pastor Matthew,without this sound preach!I think I will not have enough knowledge to ever reach out to a Muslim.God Bless You and BJU!