Archive | December 2007
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Happy New Year . . . not so much for Pat Robertson, though. Now that 2007 has passed, so has Pat Robertson’s credibility–if he’s even had any left after endorsing a pro-homosexual, pro-abortion candidate for president (see this post). When he’s not endorsing presidential candidates that he has no business endorsing, he’s madly uttering false […]
This is the meaning of the word “propitiation” in . . . Romans 3:25. It refers to the removal of God’s wrath by providing a substitute. The substitute is provided by God Himself. The substitute, Jesus Christ, does not just cancel the wrath; He adsorbs it and diverts it from us to Himself. God’s wrath […]
When the pure Word of God just won’t due in your busy entertainment-driven life. The Way Back to Mayberry Mayberry Gilligan’s Island I Love Lucy The Beverly Hillbillies Bonanza Dick VanDyke Superman For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for […]
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If church history teaches us anything, it teaches us that the most devastating assaults on the faith have always begun as subtle errors arising from inside the body itself. Living in an unstable age, the church cannot afford to be vacillating. We minister to people desperate for answers, and we cannot soft-pedal the truth or […]
This kid gives a wonderfully candid response to the question “If you weren’t a Mormon, what would you be?” How come so many adults are incapable of grasping this?
You’ve seen the vain efforts that this church went through to increase membership with their grand idea to host kick-boxing classes instead of Bible study, worship, breaking of bread, and any of the other “archaic” early church practices. Now here’s a church allowing its facility to be used for belly dancing classes.
Our Lord attracted sinners because He was different. They drew near to Him because they felt that there was something different about Him. . . . And the world always expects us to be different. This idea that you are going to win people to the Christian faith by showing them that after all you […]
The Pope will unleash his exorcist squads to wage against Satan! Read the short article by clicking here. Of course, the Vatican is now denying this. One of my favorite quotes fromt he article: He said the Pope wants to restore a prayer seen as protection against evil that was traditionally recited at the end […]
How bad can Joel Osteen’s watered-down, candy-coated, version of the gospel be? So bad that it’s being sold to Mormons by Mormons! Joel Osteen’s “gospel” is so far from biblical orthodox Christianity that the Mormon distributor Deseret Books feels Become a Better You is safe enough to sell to Mormons. Congratulations Joel: You have successfully […]
Some church leaders evidently think the four priorities of the early church–the apostles’ teaching, fellowship, the breaking of bread, and prayer (Acts 2:42)–make a lame agenda for the church in this day and age. Churches are allowing drama, music, recreation, entertainment, self-help programs, and similar enterprises to eclipse traditional Sunday worship and fellowship. In fact, […]
In this video CBS news uncovers a hidden Vatican document that they’d prefer never surfaced. After the CBS news clip, this video goes into a clip from the documentary Catholicism: Crisis of Faith dealing with the Mass and the Roman Catholic Ten Commandments. HT: Independent Conservative
Therefore sin is not small, because it is not against a small Sovereign. The seriousness of an insult rises with the dignity of the one insulted. The Creator of the universe is infinitely worthy of respect and admiration and loyalty. Therefore, failure to love him is not trivial–it is treason. It defames God and destroys […]
Here’s a treat that you are sure to enjoy. Listen to this (9:30) audio clip Paul Washer vs Joel Osteen and see if you can spot a difference in their theologies. Thanks to Way of the Master Radio (WOTM) for putting this audio together (and my wife for finding it). Just to whet your whistle, […]
Back in October I asked the question “What is your favorite Bible translation and why?” (See the post and comments by clicking here). With the increase in readership since then, I’d like to revisit the question. I’ve also added an audio clip from the Albert Mohler Program on the topic of which translation is best. […]
Many things broke my heart, especially the condition of American Christians. What had happened to the zeal for missions and outreach that made this nation so great? . . . Here were people of great privilege–a nation more able, more affluent and more free to act on the Great Commission than any other in all […]
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. – The Prophet Isaiah Isaiah 9:6
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.
What if Jesus had returned to Bethlehem and visited the Innkeeper who provided Mary and Joseph the stable? And what if this Innkeeper lost his own son to Herod’s soldiers when they killed all the baby boys two and under? John Piper explores this scenario in his short story entitled The Innkeeper. It’s an instant […]
To recognize the 202nd birthday of Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith (December 23, 1805), Reformation Nation has decided to post some of his prophecies; because surely, a true prophet of God would not utter false prophecies. The Return of Christ in Smith’s Generation Among the number, my father presented himself, but before I washed his feet, […]
If it wasn’t for what happened on the cross, we wouldn’t be celebrating what happened in the manger.
This is not a mere metaphor, but an accurate analysis of our real spiritual trouble. There is within the human heart a tough fibrous root of fallen life whose nature is to possess, always to possess. It covets “things” with a deep and fierce passion. The pronouns “my” and “mine” look innocent enough in print, […]
Shall we say that we have done our duty to God? Shall we say that we have done our duty to our neighbor? Shall we bring forward our prayers?—our regularity?—our amendments?—our churchgoing?—Shall we ask to be accepted because of any of these? Which of these things will stand the searching inspection of God’s eye? […]
Since Islam is promoting a video of a mother engaging in a suicide homicide bombing with her young daughter desiring to follow in her mother’s footsteps . . . can we now strip this false religion of it’s title “The Religion of Peace?” It has proven to be anything but. Watch the “peaceful” music video […]
An overpowering surge of ardent pragmatism is sweeping through evangelicalism. Traditional methodology–most notably preaching–is being discarded or downplayed in favor of newer means, such as drama, dance, comedy, variety, side-show histrionics, pop-psychology, and other entertainment forms. The new methods supposedly are more “effective”–that is, they draw a bigger crowd. And since for many the chief […]
Ingrid over at Slice of Laodicea has featured a post regarding Mark Driscoll’s upcoming New Year’s Eve Booze ‘n Dance Club. Is this the type of behavior the Church is supposed to practice, embrace, and endorse?
Pastor Tullian Tchividjian of New City Presbyterian Church in Florida delivers this great Christmas message entitled No Other Stream. In this 28 minute sermon he boldly addresses those who only attend church at Christmas time. Click on the link to listen streaming, or right click on the link and click “Save As” (Internet Explorer) or […]
Despite the solemn message of death, suffering and need I was presenting, people still left the meetings with laughter and gossip on their lips. I was offended at the spirit of jocularity in the churches: It wounded me. So many times we went out to eat after I had just shared the tragedy of the […]
Are you a pastor struggling to boost your church attendance so you can brag about it at your next pastors convention? Tried all the other means of growing your church like watering down the gospel, and still haven’t been invited on Larry King Live? Well try this approach: Seattle Baptist Church recently offered two great […]