s c wrote: Maybe we should have been concerned a lot earlier about what takes place at colleges. The drinking and debauchery along with the atheistic ideas crammed down the throats of our children/young adults wasn't enough? This is just a subsequent issue which is of no surprise given the course that we're on in this country. It is interesting how bad it has to get before anyone really gets zealous over the issues. Sodomy/gender confusion,at least,serve as to push some buttons. In reality,they are just to our shame. Sin always creeps in subtly. When we ignore it and it has taken over,it then takes something which/who we can easily blame (transgenderism and sodomites)to turn a blind eye to our own neglect with other issues. We dropped the ball a long,long time ago. We are ,at least,not liking our chastisement.
Amen! Where were the Grahams in the seventies and the eighties? Busying themselves with ecumenical evangelism, that's where. Where was the blessing of God on that? I'm sorry but I remember a time when Christian consensus formed the very heart and moral fabric of this nation. Now America is nothing more than yet another Babylon with her own little Nimrod at the helm. Pagan from the heart. Her day of reckoning is fast approaching.
Jim Lincoln wrote: The gospel yes - - Revival really? [URL=http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/Psychology/revival.htm]]]http://tinyurl.com/hz32yz2 (Revival in the Church--Do We Need It?/Is It Biblical?)[/URL] from which, 'In the revival movement of today, the common practice has been for "spiritually lethargic" churches to call in a revival preacher to instill new life into the congregation, and solicit from members of the church new commitments to Jesus. Besides the fact that this "decisional" type of preaching is unbiblical, our greatest quarrel is with the experiential/emotional/mystical/fanatical approach that most modern-day revivals take.'
What you just described is not revival but revivalism. I suggest you read some worthy men like Lloyd-Jones of Iain Murray and learn the difference.
Looks like Al Mohler is wrong about this (as he is about the nature of sodomy)If it has enough force it does work. Target got what they deserve, and may it continue to get more until it stops this abominable madness. There is also ther reverse of a boycott and that's wahat's happeneing with the boom in Chick Fila where business spiked due to a percieved stand that the CEO took regarding the sanctity of marriage and the family.
B. McCausland wrote: We should then get out of this world. "I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world" 1Co 5:9-10 "I pray not that thou should take them out of the world, but that thou should keep them from the evil" Joh 17:15
I still think it's a good idea to let them have it in the pocketbook, not so much for their support of this dangerous abomination, but for promoting it. There's an agenda afoot and Christians cannot be silent about it. That being said, there should be more concern for those things which take place within the church doors. (ecumenism, sex scandal, financial scams etc.) These we do without leaving the rest undone.
The ultimate motive for revival is for the glory of God in His church and for the fame and honor of Christ in this world. That being said, the resoration of one's beloved nation to a status where she is exalted by righteousness (Pro. 14:34) is not an illegitimate motive to see revival. It still brings glory to God. Just like fear of eternal damnation is not an illegitimate motive for true repentance. (as some pop authors would have us believe) Does it have to be drilled in that God will bring a people low to drive them to their knees before he does a mighty work?? As he has done in the past?? Oh well, I guess it does. Without the power of God no individual can repent. Neither can any nation. But with God all things are possible ! So put away (or should I say throw away)your Taylor Swift CD's and your Harry Potter DVD's and let's get on our knees. It's time to seek the Lord!
There are some good men out there who are teaching that Christians should not be praying for revival. I think that they are highly convoluted. The institutional church is in a period of desperate need for renewal. Especially in the west. The Lord loves his church and will in His good time meet this need. Either a sweeping revival is coming or He is coming. There are no other alternatives. And it is for those of His people with "clean hands and a pure heart" to occupy and be on their face before Him weeping for the church's disheveled state and crying out for heaven sent revival. God has done mighty works such as this in the past and is able to do above and beyond even that which he has done before. His people need to come clean before him and beseach Him to graciously bring a much needed special outpouring of His Spirit on His beloved bride in this age.
Allie wrote: Another mamby pamby man in leadership being less than manly. Selling out his people for the pedofiles, drug addicts, philanders, and sexual deviants of the entertainment world. I bet there are many Christians planning to visit Disney or watch the next NFL game too. Why do we take our money and time and give it to these sickos? Are we so drunk with entertainment that we can't draw a line in the sand and stop patronizing these perverts? What is wrong with us? What excuse are we making for indulging? This is why are witness has little or no effect. We are living just like the world eith a little Jesus mixed in. Having a form of godliness, but denying its power. Ever learning, but never coming to the knowledge of the truth as said by Apostle Paul to Timothy. We buy all these books and go to conferences just to turn around and live like the world claiming christian liberty. We are ecumenists. Most professing women do not dress modestly and get little or no push back from pastors. Many if not most of the men are porn addicts. Christian leaders saying pagan Donald Trump is a believer and that Catholic Marco Rubio is born again. If we want to know firsthand what the problem is we need to get real and look at ourselves.
This man obviously knows that you cannot serve God and mammon. So he has decided to serve mammon. For him it is more important to have the big bucks flowing from having Atlanta host the Stupor Bowl than to protect a Christian man's liberty of concience. Forget the "war on terror." This government is at war with God and His Annointed. A war that it is sure to lose. And I do not want to be around when it happens.
Oh, but they really don't worship Satan. They really worship Lucifer, who really isn't Satan, or might not be Satan. Or who is Satan but not in that sense even though they cal themselves Satanists. Don't you get it?!?!
Great Sermon! David Bowie benefited society in one way. And that was in a statement he made in a 1976 issue of Rolling Stone when he stated
"Rock and roll will destroy you. It lets in lower elements and shadows. Rock has always been the devil's music." When he said this he wasn't speaking metaphorically. These were simple facts from the horse's mouth.
Alas the only good he did was ignored by society at large, and rationalized away by the vast majority of professing Christians.