The New Religion
Before I begin this post I think I should answer a few questions.
1. What is Darwinism?
2. What is environmentalism?
With these two questions answered, we then can discus what Environmental Darwinism is and why it is a religion whose time has come. Continue reading
Not only has Jesus encouraged the Church that we will not be left alone, for He will always be with us to the end of the age. He has also warned us that we are not alone. The members of the body of Christ are not alone in the Church. We have had our ranks invaded with false believers, false Christians and even those with the spirit of antichrist.
Jesus sums up this infiltration of the Church by these types of believers by calling them tares. Even before the Church gets off and going, Jesus makes a point to let the disciples know that in their pursuit to fulfill the command of Christ to preach the gospel, they will have those in their midst of whom belong to the enemy. Continue reading
It has come to my attention that there are Christians on Facebook that are advocating that we, as believers, need to be content with God’s will to have Hussien Obama as our President. They actually advocate that because the man is in office that God wants him there and therefore his actions in office are the will of God!
So are we to take the Calvinist (Reform Theology) view of things, that man has no free will and God decides everything before time began. That men are only actors who have to live out what God has already set in stone as far as their decisions and outcomes. Therefore, it is God’s will that Obama is in office and all of his liberal, progressive, communist ideologies are what God wills? Are we to give praise to God for the man the we have in office and give thanks that he is continually attacking the founding principles and documents of this country, because it is God’s will? Continue reading
I was flipping through a local paper the other day and I happened upon an advertisement concerning Teen Challenge participating with a youth group in the area. Many of us are aware of Teen Challenge and probably know of someone who has gone through this ministry. Not to long ago my family and I watched The Cross and the Switchblade, which is the story of David Wilkerson in his younger days, who birthed the Teen Challenge ministry.
David Wilkerson has gone on to be with the Lord, but before he finally found his true rest, he made many efforts to warn the church about leaving the gospel. His book, Set The Trumpet to thy Mouth, was David being a watchman for the church, which resulted in much criticism for him.
I found this advertisement, which had the Teen Challenge ministry as the focal point, shocking because it reflects those things which I believe embodies what David Wilkerson was warning the church about. Let me explain what I mean.
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A reader by the avatar Las Artes left me a comment on my post The Church of the Living Dead. Please go there and view the entire comment.
I agreed with the comment concerning everything written by Las Artes except at one central point, which needs clarification, since it is central to The Gospel According to the Gospel. Even though my response is directed to Las Artes, it is meant for everyone. We all need to have a correct understanding of when God started to impute men righteousness and the manner in which He does so. Hint, it is not as we are taught in church, “the crucifixion of Jesus brought forth a new gift: the gift of grace”. Continue reading
For far tooooooo long the Christian faith has been putting all of its fruit in one basket. We have been mixing fruit that does no good for the soul with fruit that can see a man unto eternal life. We have been mixing rotten fruit with good fruit.
Unfortunately, pastors are taught in seminary that all fruit mentioned in the Bible is the same kind of fruit and they mistakenly use them synonymously. Pastors lead their congregations into accepting both the bad fruit and the good fruit as evidence of a faith in a believer’s life. They then preach about both kinds of fruit and tell their congregation to live by them both. But this is not what scripture tells us to do.
Let me explain. Continue reading
Once people leave the Wide Path that leads to destruction and choose to follow Christ, putting themselves on the Narrow Path, what is the standard that believers should live their lives by? Are we as Christians supposed to become followers of the Torah? Is the Old Testament Law now a requirement for the believer to obey?
Many Christians today have a biblical basis from scripture to say the ordinances found in the Old Testament are no longer required of God’s people. We do not sacrifice animals, nor do we observe many other ordinances in the Torah. Some will argue that even though we do not have to obey the ‘Sacrificial Law’ we have to obey the ‘Moral Law’ or the moral code of the Old Testament. But is this true?
Many will argue that we need to continue to follow the ‘Moral Law’ found in the Torah, after all God doesn’t want us to murder… does He? Of course the correct answer is no, God does not want us to comment murder. In fact God doesn’t want us to violate any of the ‘Moral Law’ found in the Old Testament. But if God doesn’t want us to violate this law, are we then bound to live under the influence of the Ten Commandments?
What if scripture actually teaches that those who preach this understanding of the gospel have actually left the gospel? What if keeping the Ten Commandments is exactly the opposite of what the hope is for the new believer?
Impossible you say? Continue reading