Archive | January 2008

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Forgiveness costs us nothing. All our costly obedience is the fruit, not the root, of being forgiven. That’s why we call it grace. But it cost Jesus His life. That is why we call it just. Oh, how precious is the news that God does not hold our sins against us! And how beautiful is […]

Jesus, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the cross.

   This is an interesting three-minute video. It starts off rather strange, and a few seconds into it you may find yourself asking, “Why am I watching this?” But hang in there. As weird as it may seem at first, it actually makes a fantastic point while using a little humor to drive that point […]

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Rationality (the right use of sanctified reason through sound logic) is never condemned in Scripture. Faith is not irrational. Authentic biblical truth demands that we employ logic and clear, sensible thinking. . . . Scripture frequently employs logical devices, such as antithesis, if-then arguments, syllogisms, and propositions. These are all standard logical forms, and Scripture […]

According to Mormonism, are we to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ or not?

It is no secret that many false and vain and foolish things are being taught in the sectarian world even among us about our need to gain a special relationship with the Lord Jesus. . . . In an attempt to be truer than true [Christians] devote themselves to gaining a special, personal relationship with […]

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Surely this is the way we should understand the sufferings and death of Christ. They have to do with me. They are about Christ’s love for me personally. It is my sin that cuts me off from God, not sin in general. It is my hard-heartedness and spiritual numbness that demean the worth of Christ. […]

Sermon of the week: “The Practice, Posture, and Position of Worldliness” by Tullian Tchividjian.

Pastor Tullian Tchividjian of New City Presbyterian Church in Florida delivers a message on the Church being in the world, but warns to be careful that the world doesn’t get in the church. This message is entitled The Practice, Posture, and Position of Worldliness. Click on the link to listen streaming, or right click on […]

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The idea that the Christian message should be kept pliable and ambiguous seems especially attractive to young people who are in tune with the culture and in love with the spirit of the age and can’t stand to have authoritative biblical truth applied with precision as a corrective to worldly lifestyles, unholy minds, and ungodly […]

Book Review: “The Road to Reality” by K.P. Yohannan

After reading K. P. Yohannan’s book Revolution in World Missions, I was really impressed on how he grasped the realities of the lukewarm Church in America. I just finished reading his follow-up book to that one: The Road to Reality. If he hit a home run with the book Revolution in World Missions, then he […]

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We have literally dumbed our minds down to a point where I do not believe that there are many adults that can comprehend two literate sentences strung together on doctrinal issues. And I mean that with all my heart. – Ingrid Schlueter

Pete the Porno Puppet (two videos).

From the folks that brought you the ministry tools Wally the Wiener and “Every time you masturbate God kills a kitten,” comes two videos from Pete the Porno Puppet. The latest arsenal in the war against pornography:* Strong viewer discretion is advised. HT: A Little Leaven

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   My new theory is that perhaps atheists evolved from the chicken, because they not only have chicken characteristics–a head, eyes, mouth, skin, neck, heart, earlobes and legs (homology structures), but they also have the chicken’s tendencies–they are chicken livered. They hang around Christians like annoying little bugs hang around light, trying to inject their […]

The persecuted Church in China featured on the CBS Evening News.

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   If the Son of God had gone from incarnation to the cross without a life of temptation and pain to test His righteousness and His love, He would not be a suitable Savior for fallen man. His suffering not only absorbed the wrath of God. It also fulfilled His true humanity and made Him […]

Gordon B. Hinckley: Dead at age 97.

Gordon B. Hinckley 1910 – 2008 Read the News article here. HT: Fourpointer

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    None of us will will ever know Christ as a great Savior until we first know ourselves to be great sinners. If you and I do not recognize our need for the Gospel . . . we will never, ever tune in to the Gospel. . . . We will never, ever experience the […]

Book review: Winning the Witnesses by Daniel Rodriguez.

I just got through reading the brand new book Winning the Witnesses by Daniel Rodriguez (Evangelist to Jehovah’s Witnesses for over 22 years). It was a very good book; quick and easy read. This 107-page book deals with evangelizing Jehovah’s Witnesses using an entirely different method than suggested previously by such men as Walter Martin and […]

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It is painful to think about Hell and judgment. I understand why preachers do not like to talk about it, because I don’t either. It is so much easier to preach that “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life” or to focus on the many delightful aspects of “possibility thinking” and […]

Reverend Larry Phillips blesses a new abortion clinic, declaring it “sacred and holy.”

This is an unbelievable story coming out of New York. The “Reverend” Larry Phillips of Emmanuel Baptist-Friedens United Church of Christ has “blessed” a new Planned Parenthood abortion mill in a ceremony that has been called “Sacred Ground.” From the news: To commemorate Tuesday’s 35th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that affirmed a woman’s […]

Underground Reality: Vietnam.

I am disappointed to report that Voice of the Martyrs is no longer offering Underground Reality: Vietnam. However, I am pleased to announce that it is now available for rent here from Netflix. I highly recommend this video. This is a must-see video and it should be shown in all youth groups. The DVD describes […]

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Marketing principles are becoming the arbiter of truth. Elements of the message that don’t fit the promotional plan are simply omitted. Marketing savvy demands that the offense of the cross must be downplayed. Salesmanship requires that negative subjects like divine wrath be avoided. Consumer satisfaction means that the standard of righteousness cannot be raised too […]

Rob Bell: The Bible is a human product?

In a November 2004 Christianity Today article entitled The Emergent Mystique, influential pastor Rob Bell and his wife were interviewed. They had some very eye-opening things to say about the Bible. “This is not just the same old message with new methods,” Rob says. “We’re rediscovering Christianity as an Eastern religion, as a way of […]

How many have died in America since the start of the war in Iraq?

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Truth could not be truth in this world if it were not a warring thing, and we should at once suspect that it were not true if error were friends with it. The spotless purity of truth must always be at war with the blackness of heresy and lies. – Charles Spurgeon 1834 – 1892

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One of the great boasts of many Western evangelical Christians is their devotion to the Scriptures. It is hard to find a church that does not at one time or another brag about being “Bible believing.” When I first came here, I made the mistake of taking that description at face value. But I have […]

Mormonism, Mitt Romney, and the Public Trust on CrossTalk.

Jim Schneider interviews Rocky Hulse on this edition of Crosstalk entitled Mormonism and the Public Trust. Rocky Hulse runs the Nauvoo Christian Visitors Center in Nauvoo, Illinois. Click on the link to listen streaming, or right click on the link and click “Save As” (Internet Explorer) or “Save Link As” (Mozilla) to save to your […]

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Doth that man love his Lord who would be willing to see Jesus wearing a crown of thorns, while for himself he craves a chaplet of laurel? Shall Jesus ascend to His throne by the cross, and do we expect to be carried there on the shoulders of applauding crowds? Be not so vain in […]

Sermon of the week: “The Word of Faith That We Proclaim” by John Piper.

This week’s sermon is entitled The Word of Faith That We Proclaim by John Piper. Click on the link to listen streaming, or right click on the link and click “Save As” (Internet Explorer) or “Save Link As” (Mozilla) to save to your computer. From there you can burn this to a CD or upload […]

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A hundred years after Spurgeon sounded the alarm, most theological education in England is rank liberal. Church attendance is a fraction of what it was then. Evangelicals are a tiny minority, true biblical preaching is uncommon even in supposedly Bible-believing churches, and the evangelical movement has been dangerously susceptible to almost every theological fad exported […]

The Graham Formula.

Check out this 30-minute video (broken into 7 segments) examining the evolution of the “alter-call” and “salvation prayer,” and how these two man-made, man-centered evangelism techniques are producing countless false converts. I certainly didn’t agree with everything in this 7-part video (I think they handled Finney and Graham’s contributions to these errors way too lightly) […]

Questions and answers for Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Pretty good 3-minute video . . . and the music was a great choice.