Archive | December 2008

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Sermon of the week: “The Trinity and the Old Testament” by Don Green.

We wrap up our December series on the deity of Jesus Christ and the doctrine of the Trinity with Don Green’s sermon The Trinity and the Old Testament. For those who have been listening to this series since December 3rd, I hope it’s been a blessing to you all. For those who have missed out […]

Sola Scriptura (58)

But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral […]

Quotes (452)

People fall into serious error and sin when they exalt their own authority over God’s authority or when they suppress the truth of God’s Word to promote their own self-serving agendas. The Roman Catholic religion has done this by establishing its traditions and teachings to be equal in authority with Scripture (Catechism of the Catholic […]

Another church sanctuary turned into a stage for a worldly dance exhibition.

You’ve seen the two young girls performing a Spice Girls song in church in this post, and the youth dancing to Michael Jackson in church in this post. Now here’s more teen girls dancing to N’Sync beneath an illuminated cross in yet another church. Ichabod!

Quotes (451)

Driven by vivid recollection of their own childhood, [some parents] are preoccupied with Billy’s and Suzie’s psychological adjustment. Books and magazines pander to these parents. They promote the latest pop psychology—all tailored to insecure moms and dads. These gurus promise to teach you how to build self-esteem in your children. Have you noticed that no […]

Franklin Graham follows in his father’s footsteps of compromise.

I found the following piece from Ingrid Schlueter over at Slice of Laodicea. I’ve reprinted it below in it’s entirety. Franklin Graham finds it “ludicrous” that any Christian could object to Rick Warren invoking God’s blessing on Barack Obama and his administration. Frankly, I find it ludicrous that any Christian would even consider asking for […]

Quotes (450)

If [the local church was] to draw the masses, like the televangelist did, it apparently could best be done by wrapping the faith in the package of entertainment—for the people, having now been trained to be consumers, have also been taught that the ultimate sin is to be bored. Hence the birth of the market-driven […]

Seven Canadian students suspended for refusing to be indoctrinated.

WorldNetDaily is reporting that: Seven Christian students in Quebec have been handed suspensions in the last few days – and could face expulsions – for refusing to participate in a new mandatory Ethics and Religious Culture course that, according to a critic, is a “superficial mishmash of trendy theoretical platitudes” with the goal of convincing […]

50 Answers to 50 Mormon Answers to 50 Anti-Mormon Questions (answer 22)

Tower To Truth Question: 22. Why does the Book of Abraham, chapters 4 & 5, contradict Alma 11 in stating that there is more than one God? ————————— FAIR Answer: The term “God” may be used in more than one way. Latter-day Saints are not Nicene Trinitarians, but still believe in “one God.” To learn […]

Asleep in the light.

Studies in Ephesians – Part 25

The Saturday sermon series by Pastor Mark Escalera continues again on the book of Ephesians. This series is entitled Studies in Ephesians: Part Twenty-Five. This message is the exposition of Ephesians 4:21-24 and is entitled “The Put-Off and Put-On Principle.” We pray you will be encouraged by this series in Ephesians.

Quotes (449)

The doctrine of justification itself, as preached by an Arminian, is nothing but the doctrine of salvation by works. – C.H. Spurgeon 1834 – 1892

The Duggar family welcomes child number 18.

The Duggar’s have just welcomed their 18th child. If you do not know who the Duggar family is, I encourage you to check out their website. They are an encouragement to all Christian households and an example of God’s plan and design for the Christian family. And for those of you Christians who look down […]

The smoldering ash heap of Ravi Zacharias Ministries.

DefCon has chronicled Ravi Zacharias’ downfall beginning with his first public compromise when he accepted an invitation to speak at the LDS temple in Salt Lake City but failed to make any distinction between the true Jesus Christ of the Bible and the demonically inspired false Christ of Mormonism. See Ravi Zacharias fails to preach […]

Being bold and radical, or being contemptuous and blasphemous?

Some professing Christians in Kansas City have discovered what the greatest problem facing the world is today, and what the most menacing threat to Christianity is. Apparently the folks at Praise Chapel have identified the problem as retailers and shoppers not acknowledging Christ in Christmas enough. Wouldn’t this simply be a case of worldly unregenerate […]

Quotes (448)

Right views concerning Christ are indispensable to a right faith, and a right faith is indispensable to salvation. To stumble at the foundation, is, concerning faith, to make shipwreck altogether; for as Immanuel, God with us, is the grand Object of faith, to err in views of His eternal Deity, or to err in views […]

Merry Christmas.

All of us at DefCon wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas.

“Purpose” = “Compromise”

Rick Warren, pastor of the Church at Laodicea Saddleback Church, in an effort to show homosexuals that he could be just as tolerant of their sin as the next person, visited a gay thrift store in West Hollywood–all in the name of “Purpose” and “Unity” you know. You can see him trying to strike a “tolerant” pose here, […]

Merry Christmas!

May each and everyone reading this enjoy a safe and blessed Christmas this year. The Greatest Gift that has been given was Jesus Christ, born as a child to take on the sins of the world. As you open your gifts on Christmas morning, may you remember the gift that keeps on giving. The love […]

The Real Meaning of Christmas – John MacArthur

Sermon of the week: “An Introduction to the Trinity” by Don Green.

We’ve been going through Don Green’s five-part series on Christ’s deity and the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. This week is part four and it’s entitled An Introduction to the Trinity. If you haven’t already listened to parts one through three, check them out below: John 1:1 and the Jehovah’s Witnesses Jesus Declares His Deity […]

Quotes (447)

If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier […]

How to make a false convert.

You will see in this video numerous false converts made right before your very eyes. False converts that will grow up with an aversion to the true Gospel at best, and a hostility to the true Gospel at worst. This is what American Christianity has become. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you […]

“Hip Hopera” the church Christmas play.

Guts Church (yes, that’s their real name) put on a Christmas play called Hip Hopera that can only be described as a confusing, convoluted, discombobulated adventure in narcissism, worldly values, and the culture of self-adoration. I kept watching this train wreck expecting it to make sense at some point but it never did. This self-absorbed […]

Quotes (446)

I’m not trying to say that it is necessarily wrong for children to play organized sports . . . . [but] being a member of an organized traveling baseball squad at age ten doesn’t add a single day to one’s life. In fact, many of these activities get in the way of much loftier pursuits. […]

How the Jehovah’s Witnesses and their New World Translation handles the deity of Jesus Christ.

Angels we have heard on high!

A beautiful rendition.

Saturday Sermon – The Model Prayer (Part 2)

The Saturday sermon for today and next week is a two-part series by Pastor Mark Escalera delivered in the middle of his series on the book of Ephesians. These messages are entitled The Model Prayer. The text for these messages is found in Matthew 6:9-13. We pray you will be encouraged by these two messages.

The Christmas ornament that tries so hard to be cute and relevant.

The only thing more disturbing than the “Go Jesus, it’s your birthday” Christmas ornament, is that the company selling this trash has sold out of them.

Quotes (445)

To complain against the partiality of grace is suicidal. If the sinner insists upon bare justice, then the lake of fire must be his eternal portion. His only hope lies in . . . casting himself on the mercy of God, and stretching forth empty hands to avail himself of the grace of God made […]