Gaia Movement: Not Innocent Once again, people have a tendency to put pagan religions on a pedestal, including Earth worship, not taking into account the brutality of pagan cultures around the world. Even secular historical sources are not in denial of the brutality of pagan cultures.
Of course, the real reason why pagan religions were brutal is because of its contact with demonic spirits. It appears that modern society has rejected the Bible in favor of reviving the ancient fertility religions which Jehovah has always condemned.
Great Sermon! Remember these words.
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (John 8:12).
Love The Truth!! This broadcast is such a great blessing! Irrefutable and much needed truth in this age of satanic contention and confusion. As a Black pastor, I'm constantly grieved with the gullibility of most professing Christians. As stated, we are too entangled with the affairs of this world. What an encouraging message!
Loving others is PROOF of your love for God. I understand where you guys are coming from. But you guys really take Andy Stanley out of context. He is not saying that our love for God is not important. But he is indeed saying that if you only love God but you hate others, you are lying. You cannot love God that you cannot see if you hates others that you can see. (1 John 4:20) Apostle John said this. Is he preaching falsehood too?
If you truly love God, you cannot help but love others. You cannot help but forgive others. The Holy Spirit will transform you to make you a more loving person.
So if you just love God everyday but do not love others, you are not pleasing God. So how do you please God? You donate and volunteer to help the poor! Whatever good things you do for those suffering, you also did for Jesus. (Matthew 25:31-46) And if you see others in serious need (for real) and you do not help them, even when God has given you all the time and money needed, you also didn't do that for Jesus. Jesus himself said this.
Also I don't support Lordship Salvation in that I don't believe we need to "prove to our church" of our faith, salvation by works. We don't answer to the church but to God himself. The church should encourage its members to do self reflection. Why am I not patient and kind? etc.