Many Christians unfortunately don't know the doctrines of grace, often called Calvinism. However it is basic orthodox Christianity. Because very few individuals know classical church history, they often ignore or dismiss the teachings of the great theologian John Calvin- which when examined carefully are the fundamentals of basic Christian dogma. As Baptist we do have some disagreements with some of the tenants of Calvin-no man is perfect- but all in all Calvin is tops in my book!
Here is an interesting video from Sis. Lizel (I'd love to take the credit for it but I can't) that's a new cool substitute for the Acronym TULIP called "STUDIO". It's short, but I think you'll enjoy. Calvinism is often a little hard to swallow for most folks, but then again the truth usually is.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
he is "neither a prophet or the son of a prophet" (as Amos would say). Benny Hinn has been thought of by many as a counterfeit for years so it is no surprise that his wife has decided to leave him. The question is why did it take so long? The reason is money. She, like all the rest of the crew that works with this man, has been reaping off the funding that a ministry like this provides. This then is the reason why she went along with the game he was running for almost 30 years. Unfortunately people are always attracted to the idea of getting healthy and wealthy through religion. The nature of human beings is instantly attracted to anything that appeals to the flesh rather than the Spirit. That's why a man like Benny Hinn will continue to strive amidst this controversy. Until people are willing to look to a Savior who died on the cross for their sins and that is "able to keep you from falling and to present you faultless before the presence of God with exceeding joy", they will continue to look to the likes of Benny- a man that is as phony as a three dollar bill.
The so called "faith healer" Benny Hinn could "heal" anything but his marriage. Here is a man that has been investigated as some kind of " anointed healer" and there is yet to be found one legitimate healing in his so called "ministry". Simply because
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Divorce Battle: Joseph Reyes Faces Jail Time for Taking Daughter to Church - ABC News
people of darkness. No matter what religion they are or even if they are not religious. If they are not followers of Jesus Christ they have not come into the light therefore they are "children of wrath" doomed for eternal judgment. Christians are to flee from and not marry non-Christians because this is in violation of the word of God. We should never apologize to the world for what we believe because we answer to God, Him alone and His church. The idea that believers are so desperate to marry, that they will marry un-believers is not only ludicrous but also sin. A Jew, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Mormon, etc. are un-believers. Because they are religious is meaningless if they have not given their lives to Christ and become His followers. Christians are a redeemed people, called out of a world of darkness into the marvelous light by the power of the gospel. The gospel of a Savior who has died to set us free from the bondage of the world, the flesh and the devil. So click on the blue link above and see the sad consequence of ignoring the demand of scripture and what happens when we "lean to our own understanding" rather than the word of God.
WHY CHRISTIANS ARE NOT TO MARRY UN-SAVED PEOPLE
This story of child custody ,is a prime example why believers are forbidden to marry unbelievers. Because un-believers are not people of light they are...
Thursday, February 4, 2010
the god of American pragmatism is used rather than the gospel for bringing people to Christ. A New York Times Article , reveals what some churches are doing to get people to come to church. Today's church is not only confused about what it means to reach the lost for Christ, but they have no idea of what to use to reach them. This is because they do not believe in the Power of The Gospel (Romans 1:16) and it's ability in rescuing depraved sinners. So they resort to the buffoonery of men in tights whacking and kicking each other. This reveals how far humans will move themselves: from the preaching of the cross and atoning work of Christ, to the clown tactics of wrestling and hitting one another. Entertainment then becomes a vice of the flesh that some churches feel they need to lure people to a worship service in order to rescue men from the judgment of God. However people need more than just "coming to church" incentives, they need deliverance. In fact they need to be saved from their sins and not from boredom. Therefore the gospel is the only thing that will work in capturing men who are lost, confused, and "dead in trespasses and sin"-not "marketing techniques" of people fighting. It is the belief in Christ, his death, and resurrection that humanity must be interested in rather than martial arts. For Jesus himself states: "He that believes in the Son has eternal life but he that believes not the Son shall not see life but the wrath of God abiding on him" (John 3:36) . Now that's a "wrestling hold" you can't get out of.
"If I be lifted up I'll draw all men unto me" are the words of Jesus Christ, God incarnate; but the modern church has said "no thanks, we'll use ultimate fighting". Surprised? Don't be- because this is precisely what happens when