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Rev. Stephen Hamilton  |  Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Superbowl and the Church
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BLOG ON: SERMON The Entertainment Syndrome
Lehigh Valley Free Presbyterian Church
Rev. Stephen Hamilton
The annual NFL spectacle known as "Superbowl" attracts billions of TV viewers around the world. Being held, not surprisingly, on a Sunday Evening each year there are many professing Christians - including Pastors - who are so obsessed with this football "worship" that it is viewed as a "must-see" event even for them and their churches. To avoid the vexing dilemma of whether they ought to stay home, and miss church services that evening, some have in recent times come up with the novel idea of showing the game on large-screens at their churches. Realizing that when it comes to a choice between God and the World, God will always lose out with those who have more interest in the World,and its toys, these "Christians" have decided to act upon the principle:"If you can't beat them, join them". And so it is that the world gets brought into the church, in the form of "Superbowl services". However, worldly consciences may be salved by the inviting of "sinners" to the events, where they can be entertained (along with all the millions of other worldlings) by the "pig-skin" during the game, and then "evangelized" at half-time by means of video "testimonies" from athletes and coaches who claim to be "serving the Lord in the NFL". Some churches have boasted of how many have truly been "saved" as a result of "Superbowl Sunday" evangelism. I wonder if they have ever considered that there may be a problem with the concept:"Let us do evil that good may come"? Can the blessing of God rest upon the desecration of His Day and therefore His Law? Such abominations as Superbowl Sunday Church Services are properly regarded, by those with a Scriptural perspective on such matters, as being merely part of a wider problem in today's "Christianity" - i.e.The Entertainment Syndrome.

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Rev. Stephen Hamilton is the minister of Lehigh Valley Free Presbyterian Church, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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CCM: The Devil's Device
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Lehigh Valley Free Presbyterian Church
Rev. Stephen Hamilton
There can be little doubt that music is a powerful medium. Ths is recognised in the world at large - airports, restaurants, department stores, and even doctors' offices employ music to great effect. Advertisers have long understood how powerful the medium of music can be in promoting and selling their products - most commercials would be dull and uninteresting were it not for their musical accompaniment. Studies have been done by universities and other secular institutions into the benefits and draw-backs of certain types of music. This in itself is sufficient to debunk the idea that music is amoral, i.e. neither good or bad. Where music is concerned there is no neutral ground - it is by definition either good or evil, and therefore produces good or evil effects. Therefore, music in worship is a most important matter to be considered. Church music is by definition either good or bad - it is not amoral. God has quite a lot to say about worship and music, and the Bible contains direction for the Church in the matter. Someone once asked:"Why should the Devil have all the good music?" The truth is that he doesn't. In fact he is not interested in "good" music or anything else that is good. But, Satan does have his music. The trouble is that some professing Christians, and churches, are employing the Devil's music in what they are pleased to describe as "worship". CCM (a misnomer: Contemporary Christian Music) is indeed the Devil's Device.
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Casual Dress and Casual Worship
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One of the regrettable features of the Church in our day is the tendency toward casual worship. It has become customary in some churches to cater both to those who prefer a "traditional" form of worship, and those who have a preference for the...
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Charismatic Calvinism
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The relatively recent phenomenon of "Reformed Charismatism" is dangerous and divisive. Those who claim to be both Calvinistic AND Charismatic are guilty of attempting to join together two mutually exclusive positions - i.e. The canon of Scripture...
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Keeping it Simple - Definite Atonement
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Did Christ die to make salvation POSSIBLE for all men who ever lived OR will live, or did He die to make salvation SURE and CERTAIN for many? The Bible teaches an atonement for sin that really atones, and a salvation which is infallibly certain...
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Jesus - an "Ecumenical Separatist"?
FRIDAY, MARCH 08, 2013
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Some time ago I read a blog by a reformed minister entitled: "Jesus the Ecumenical Separatist". Notwithstanding his choice of the word "ecumenical", which in itself is legitimate but might be considered unwise in the current religious climate, I...
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A Tribute to my Dear Mother
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013
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My dear mother, Charlotte Hamilton, of Groomsport, Northern Ireland went to be with Christ at five minutes till midnight on October 15th, 2012. Along with my 3 sisters I was with her when she passed away. It was a sad and touching moment for us,...
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My Position on the King James Bible (Authorised Version)
THURSDAY, JANUARY 03, 2013
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In the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster a stedfast adherence to the veracity and authority of Holy Scripture was central to the stand of the denomination, from its foundation in 1951. The following is an extract from the "Separated unto the...
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Ratzinger Re-affirms Rome's Anti-Christian Claims
MONDAY, DECEMBER 06, 2010
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In July 2007 "Pope" Benedict confirmed what all true, Bible-believing Protestants already believed: Rome still claims to be the ONLY true Church. This is still his position, not surprisingly, to this very day. Contrary to popular belief, Vatican...
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Rev. Stephen Hamilton is the minister of Lehigh Valley Free Presbyterian Church, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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Do you feel that everything is against you?
SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2010
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The Christian believer is often found in the midst of trials and troubles. Sickness, bereavement, affliction, and disappointment is our lot betimes. As the hymn reminds us, there are many occasions in the Christian's experience "when afflictions...
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A Letter to Dr John MacArthur re. his stance on the Manhattan Declaration
MONDAY, MARCH 01, 2010
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Dear Dr MacArthur: Having been greatly encouraged by your public response to the Manhattan Declaration, I now find myself somewhat perplexed and bewildered by your apparent decision to welcome to your "Shepherd's Conference" Dr Al Mohler, a...
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