John Yurich USA wrote: Baptists who's teachings come from the Bible have no problem celebrating the Birth of Jesus on Christmas and the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter because they are not insane and they are guided by the Holy Spirit. If one who claims to be Born Again does not celebrate the Birth of Jesus and the Resurrection of Jesus then they are not guided by the Holy Spirit.
John I disagree with that comment.How can the Holy Spirit guide you to celebrate a pagan holiday. No matter how you wrap it up its still pagan.Sadly many church leaders know this in my country but are afraid to lose numbers in their congregations and worse still some even dress up in red and white suits every December to entertain the kids.
Sermon not Available I am just wondering when this sermon will be available? It is posted and their is a link to it but it is unavailable to stream or download... hopefully Bethel's webmaster is aware and will make the sermon accessible to us here on SermonAudio in short order.
Problem for me with AOG churches and others is the little set of rules you get once you become a member. With AOG you cannot become a pastor if you do not speak in tongues. Speaking in tongues is the only evidence for being filled with the Holy Spirit according to the church of AOG. So if the LORD has blessed you with the gift of being a pastor and not given you the gift of tongues you would not be able to exercise your gift fully in this church.
Erik wrote: We worship on Sunday because it's the day Christ arose, the first day of the week.
I'm glad you know Sunday is the first day of the week Eric. According to the world Sunday is now the 7th day (ISO standardization) Maybe in 20 or so years 1st day sabbatarians could actually read Ex 20:10 and believe it. We ought to worship in spirit and truth, but tinkering with God's sabbath day is not worship. Has the fact that Christ rose from the grave on a Sunday made it holy day ?
Darn ! I just signed up for an 18 month phone contract. No, really if someone keeps settings dates maybe one day they'll be right. Providing the Lord doesn't return before May 21 2011 I'd like to hear Mr Campings excuse this time.
lyn wrote: Phoenixbrew-For starters, there is nothing 'gay' about homosexuality. This way of life is filled with drug and alcohol abuse, jealousy, sexually transmitted diseases, mental anguish, multiple sex partners, the list goes on and on. The shock isn't over the sodomites themselves, it is over someone who claims Christ and then turns around and rejects the precious Lamb of God for a perverted lust. For all who do so, this is your 'best life'. This is as good as it gets for someone who rejects Christ, and His atoning work on the cross. I have no hatred in my heart for homosexuals, nor do many who post here. Their perversion is what is an abomination to a Holy God. Because God hates sin, we who belong to the Lamb hate sin as well. I praise God He saved me from this horrific perversion, by His grace and the precious blood of the Lamb, I am forgiven and cleansed of my filth. There is a price to pay for all who refuse to repent of their sins and submit to Christ's authority, and the day of judgment is fast approaching. May God have mercy on all lost souls.
Some Sodomites & Gomorrahites are already "gone"; as some have ALREADY "given (themselves) over" to demonic/devilish lusts: unless a MIRACLE of REPENTANCE & FAITH in JESUS CHRIST From GOD INTERVENES !
Great Sermon! This sermon really changed my outlook on prayer and showed me the importance of spending quality time alone with God in drawing near to Him! Now I know how much we need to experience the closeness of God in order to remain passionate and motivated in Him!