It's interesting how the National Health Service has embraced alternative medicine listing all of these and many others on their website but are unwilling to allow a christian health professional to pray for a consenting adult patient; acupuncture, music therapy, art therapy, feng shui, crystal therapy, yoga therapy, thought field therapy, shiatsu, reiki, reflexology, herbalism, flower therapy, and countless others. The power of prayer is well documented by non believing scientists with many medical papers written on the subject. I hope this ladies Lawyer takes them to the cleaners! Prior to the NHS in this country most of the Hospitals were founded and funded by Christian organisations. [URL=http://www.nhsdirectory.org/]]]http://www.nhsdirectory.org/[/URL]
The Uk is just as bad, the Church here engages in a populist theology that accomodates the world. The world says divorce is Ok then the church shifts its poistion, other issues like homosexulaity and abortion confirm this.
Shame on those Christians in positions of leadership who rubber stamp these ungodly practices.
FOR ALL TRUE CHRISTIANS This is the best sermon on persecution and how to handle it. As I strive more and more for holiness, I had to ask myself many questions. Would I die for Jesus ? Can/Will I make it ? All true christians will come to that point and it is a great joy to know that the Holy Spirit is there to rest upon us
MEN, PLEASE LISTEN This is by far the best sermon on marriage available on this great web site. MEN, if you strive to be like Jesus, then you must listen to this. I had to put aside everything that I knew about marriage and my role as a man and follow a brand new path, which I believe is the right and the only one. It challenged me and broke me into pieces (for the better). I was at the lowest of lows in my marriage when God spoke to my heart and I downloaded every sermon on marriage preached by this man. I also began studying more the life of Jesus Christ only to discover an amazing fact : JESUS CHRIST NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT HIMSELF. Men, if we try to save our lives even in marriage, we will lose it, but if we lose it for his sake, we will find it (Matt 16:25) I cannot thank God enough for his grace and the transformation I'm now seeing in my marriage. We must be godly men confirmed to the image of Christ or else we are doomed to fail in EVERYTHING we do and we will be held accountable on judgment day. I also strongly recommend that you run to your nearest bookstore and get THE EXEMPLARY HUSBAND by Stuart Scott. You'll be glad you did and your wife will thank you. Had not God left us his Word, this book would have been my only road map for a successful marriage that glorifies him. God bless you all.
Yes we are all sinners, yes we should not look down our nose at others, but what we do not spin our sin and say that it is not sin. That man teaches that homosexuality is a blessing from God, sodomy a blessing from God? We should not stand by and allow counterfeit church leaders who spread deceitful teachings to go unchallenged.
That man will lead young christians into sin, his very existense in the church in a position of leadership says to a young man struggling with un-natural desires that it is Ok.
We need to disrupt that man every time he takes to the pulpit!
Evangelicals in that man's diocese should be ashamed of themselves allowing that man to take to the pulpit unchallenged.
Could you really see that man pulling on block and tackle with Noah? Standing beside Moses in the desert? Marching around the walls of Jericho with Joshua? Pulling nets full of fish with Peter? Or preaching for repentence with Paul in the Market Place?
Mighty man of God or Pathetic little pervert?
And as for the ecllesiastical costume, you can dress a chimpanzee in a space suit and send him to the moon but it still doesn't make him and astronaut!
It is a little hard to accept Haggard returning to ministry but we are on dangerous ground if we elevate his sin above our own. We are all sinners, every single one of us. I hope that he leaves his charismatic christianity behind him along with his fleshly sodomite lusts, and comes under the authority of a solid reformed bible believing church that elevates no man as he was elevated. Obviously in his previous church the call for repentance was drowned out with rock worship and tongue babbling. Only when we submit ourselves to God's Word will we be sanctified.
Any society that has embraced the free market has commodified family and child care. We have been drugged on a unquenchible thirst for things, the dream of owning a house, driving a shiny car, sending our children to all manner of costly after school activities, and enjoying vacations.
And to pay for this fathers are at work six days a week from dawn until dusk, and mothers are buying in child care while they also head to work.
As a christian family we have made sacrifices so that my wife and mother of our children can stay at home to school our children.
Yes we struggle, but we believe that is what God is calling us to do through his word.
Imagine 14000 hours that the average child spends in school with strangers and non believers will be spent in the nurturing environment of the family home.
And if that means we continue to drive an X post service minibus and do not eat out or go to the cinema or foriegn holidays then so be it. because what we gain far outweighs anything we have to give up...
The joy of watching our children grow and become the people God wants them to be under the authority of his word and not under the influence of a morally bankrupt and liberal education system.
The Christians in Brighton should step in and meet the shortfall caused by Brighton Council's Intolerant and predjudice attitude toward christian men and women who have given their lives in the service of others. I'm sure the council continue to fund AIDS charities who care for men and women who infected themselves through selfish and irrisponsible behaviour. Or continue to fund Brighton Gay Pride with christian's council tax money!
Christians should rise up and vote out these moron politicians.
I have just taken my two boys out of school, the eldest six years old and the youngest four. My only regret is that we sent them to school in the first place. My two girls Two years old and 5 months old will not be going at all. The idea that they spend 14000 hours at school when that could be 14000 hours in a loving christian home just confirms to my wife and I we have done the right thing.
School not only indoctrinates our children to conform to the world it also teaches them to look for affirmation and acceptance by their piers.
We are called to be in the world but not of the world, not to yoke ourselves with unbelievers. 14000 hours is a yoke!
It will be interesting to see how President Obama Elect deals with this situation. His allies Israel bombing Palestinians with American built jet fighters and American built bombs.
Of course we are all against Hamas but the Americans continue to support regimes such as Saudi Arabia who finance militant islamic terrorism. It would seem that the US keep interesting friends on both sides of this conflict.
Lets see where the new President places his support.
As for Israel and Palestine, one Jesus hating nation destroying another Jesus hating nation.
And for the Zionist Christians...
Go tell your Israeli friends to repent and put their trust in Jesus.
The Alpha Course is theologically problematic. It is a warm soft approach evangelism, focussing on 'the meaning of life?' and built around belonging. They use food, family and forgiveness. They are short on repentence, truly a very Anglican approach. Only time will tell if it produces true believers. Just the numbers at Holy Trinity, Brompton are an indication of a herd mentality, I wonder how many churches these seekers pass to attend HTB? London's young flock to seeker friendly, fashionable churches where they feel they belong, where they can identify with others like themselves, not other sinners seeking salvation but other people who look like them, dress like and sound like them. Hillsong in London's West End, Ruac in Brixton, KICC in Hackney, Steve Chalk's Church.co.uk in Kennington all fit this model and reach out to their own particular type of seeker. I have been to most, big hats, big cars or bean bags. what is missing is 'Truth and Spirit'!
Ironic really that Rome would oppose this initiative when they are in process of making a sodomite a siant.
Cardinal Newman, the instigator of the Oxford Movement who went onto Romanise the Anglican Church. He then converted to Catholicism shortly after. Having a life long sexual affair with a priest who were then subsequently buried with each other in the same grave.
Sodomy is sin and those who support those who indulge in this wicked lifestyle are as bad as those who indulge in it.
It seems the battle lines are being drawn, lets see where those who profess Christ choose to stand.
The Gospel is truth and they despise us when we preach it, it is like a putrid smell to those who do not believe. The Word of God proclaims all men to be sinners, not one innocent, that to a concieted, proud man is intolerable.
The authorities permitted huge murals in Belfast for thirty years that glorified murdering IRA terrorists, but they can't stomach the Word of God. People who are making these decisions should declare an interest if they are sodomites. Just look to who is in control, who has Prime Minister Brown's ear - Mandelson. The sodomites are in positions of power locally, nationally and internationally, in business, in charities and alas in churches.
Dare to be a Daniel, Dare to stand alone, Dare to say the bible is true, And dare to proclaim sodomy to be sin!