Saturday, November 21, 2009

Exposed: Talking about anything EXCEPT the Gospel

He doesn't BELIEVE IT!!! If you watch the clip he is accused of preaching about money or being a "prosperity preacher" or whatever -anyway the fact is: if he preached Christ and Him crucified he wouldn't be accused of anything of the sort. Jakes instead believes if you preach to people about their issues and give people therapeutic religious advise using biblical scripture references, or make movies, etc. that this will improve peoples outlook. However, therapy- even "church therapy", economic advise, or a motivational sermonette, can't regenerate the spiritually dead nature of humans. Take this little tidbit from Jesus Himself Mr. Jakes: "they must be Born Again".

Men Should First be Led to Christ Not to Economic Relief
Listen as T.D. Jakes blathers on about the economy, a movie he made, getting blessings, and how he is not a prosperity preacher, something about the president, the third world, etc, etc. He says nothing about the Gospel and its hope. The reason he doesn't say anything about the Gospel of Jesus Christ as being the true solution to sinful mankind- and instead rambles on about a booming economy is because...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Precious-A Movie Review: Why Only The Gospel of Jesus Christ Can Save Humans

his condition is: “dead in trespasses and sin”. The movie Precious by director Lee Daniel, gives a look into the heart of humans, which the prophet Jeremiah says, is “desperately wicked”. This movie shows what many refuse to believe which is: how vile, dark and diseased with iniquity the human mind is; and that only a divine renewal by the Holy Spirit can rescue a creature that is in fact not only in darkness but “darkness itself”(Ephesians 5:8). As you watch this movie you realize just how evil the unregenerate nature of man is. In this film you witness a mother severely abuse a child in a bone chilling fashion. The child is emotionally abused, sexually abused, and physically abused. Which leads to the question: how horrible can man be? God reveals the answer when He speaks to the condition of our species. In the book of Genesis, in the sixth chapter, after the fall and before the flood- it states: “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was evil continually and it repented the LORD that He had made man on the earth and it grieved him at his heart. The solution is something that is not natural but supernatural in fact it divine intervention. The Gospel then is the good news because it provides man with the only option of being a new creation rather than a rehabilitated and cleaned up sinner. The divine intervention through the death of Christ, provides the defeat of the captivity of sin that men and women are trapped under. His resurrection provides the reality of the power that is given to all who believe and the new life in the Spirit is evidence that we are His and He lives in us.

How people will treat other humans- even if they are related
--Man by nature is born in sin and is, as the Swiss theologian John Calvin states, “Totally Depraved”. He cannot improve his nature because