Double Predestination explained…

29 10 2008

I thought that this was very well explained.

Thanks to Lane Chaplin for rounding this one up:





Paul Washer: Idolary of Decisional Evangelism

25 10 2008

Wow…

This is Paul Washer from the Deeper Conference…please take a minute to watch it.





There might have been a god after you last night…but it wasn’t the God of the bible!

18 10 2008

What a powerful beautiful sermon…enjoy





Another Modern “Easy-believism” Gospel casualty

18 10 2008

Recently I went out with my pastor and street witnessed at the local college West Virginia University.

Here is just a taste of how it went…

Thursday 11:00pm – 1:30am

High street and surrounding streets

Most of the people you meet up there consider themselves Christians.

If you ask them, they’ll all say that they are saved. But ask them if they read their bible…no. Ask them if they HAVE a bible….some. And they are out there on High street for one reason; “to have a good time!” as they usually put it.

Sadly, this is the state of our youth. They’ve been deceived…duped into thinking that they’ve had their “ticket punched” and they are “good to go.” Modern Christianity with it’s stress on the antics of Charles Finney with his “easy believism” and teary alter calls has done much damage to the faith. They’ve duped a generation (actually a few generations) into believing that if you pray a prayer, you are good to go and God cares not a whit about how you conduct your life.

I didn’t even catch her name. I was standing on a street corner, just finished preaching, and a young woman was waiting to cross the street. She was dressed like a hooker, smelled like booze, and was very glassy-eyed. She took a tract from one of my fellow preachers and when asked, said that she was saved…hmmm. I asked her a simple question: “what are you doing out here at 1:00am then?” She bowed up on me a little bit and said that she’s out here to “have a good time.” I asked her what it meant to “have a good time” and did it involve drinking to excess?…she told me she didn’t like the way my questions were going and pulled out the “are you judging me?” card.

I told her no…I wasn’t judging her, I was just asking her to reconcile for me, that she professed to being a Christian, bought by the blood of Christ, living for Him everyday, yet out on the streets of Morgantown dressed so provocatively and mostly drunk to boot!

She told me “What’s wrong with the way I’m dressed? (her outfit was short as can be, tight as can be, and verrrry low cut. Wha??

I said, “If you died this instant, and had to stand before God, would He be pleased at what you’re wearing?

At that she told me that she didn’t like this conversation, and bolted across the street in a huff.

Trust me…she isn’t unique…I met many like that last night…so toasted that they couldn’t see straight or form a sentence…yet they are all going to Heaven…

Please, let’s clean up this mess. Let’s tell the truth about Christianity, no more “easy-believism” ok? *Let’s call sin what it is…let’s quit telling people that Jesus just loves them any old way they are and tell them that the wrath of God abides on them and they are sinners, that are commanded to repent before a just and holy God.*

I trust that God will call His own, that this is not a surprise to Him, a bad message cannot thwart His plans, His sheep know His voice…*but let’s quit shaming Christ by not telling the truth of the message He’s entrusted to us. He deserves better.*

Praise to God for the tracts that got handed out…for the people that heard the good news of Jesus Christ.

Soli Deo Gloria

bob





A Spurgeon quote worth remembering…

13 10 2008

Now do you see what the laborer brings with him? It is a sickle. His communications with the corn is are sharp and cutting. He cuts right through, cuts the corn down, and casts it on the ground. The man whom God means to be a laborer in his harvest must not come with soft and delicate words and flattering doctrines concerning the dignity of human nature and the excellence of self help and of earnest endeavors to rectify our lapsed condition and the like.

Such mealymouthedness may God curse, for it is the curse of this age. The honest preacher calls a sin a sin and a spade a spade and says to men, “You are ruining yourselves; while you reject Christ you are living on the borders of Hell, and ere long you will be lost to all eternity. There shall be no mincing the matter; you must escape from the wrath to come by faith in Jesus or be driven forever from God’s presence and from all hope of joy.”

The preacher must make his sermons cut. Our sickle is made on purpose to cut. The Gospel is intended to wound the conscience and to go right through the heart, with the design of separating the soul from sin and self, as the corn is divided from the soul.





Fun Theology Quiz

11 10 2008

Take this fun theology Quiz:

http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/quizview.php?title=basic-theology-quiz





Credibility in your Christian witness.

9 10 2008

Credibility in your Christian witness…do you exhibit it?

We are all ambassadors for Christ; both in a positive way and negative way…we all impact the way we present our Savior.

Today, I’d like to highlight the negative way. Now this is not to say that we cannot point out error when we come across it; we should do that. It’s just that there is a way to it that is “Christian” and a way that is not.

Art Sippo is going to model for us today the “negative” way.

Here is the set up:

A 3rd party requested to set up a debate between a representative of the Catholic faith and Dr. James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries. In the process; Art Sippo was contacted.

His response was to post a childish sounding┬árant making many false statements and accusations about Dr. White. Now it’s bad enough to use personal attacks but it’s something else again to distort the facts; otherwise known as lying.

You can read what James White says about it here:

http://www.aomin.org/aoblog/index.php?itemid=2903

You can see Mr. Sippo’s post here:

Http://art-of-attack.blogspot.com/2008/10/open-challenge-to-pseudopodeo.html

What you won’t find is a comment that I posted at Mr. Sippo’s blog asking him to do the right thing and retract his false statements. He either would not post my comments or he just hasn’t gotten around to doing so. In the event that he does post them; I’ll make a correction. Just in case; here is my comment to Mr. Sippo:

Mr. Sippo,

Aside from your unchristian tone, why do you give the impression that this protestant is “jonesing” to debate you and that your debates in the past have been less than fair?

Is it not the truth that the past debates this person has had with you have been on “Catholic” turf with Catholic moderators?

Sir, you are being very uncharitable and you are giving the Catholic faith a bad name by your actions; they come off as insincere, dishonest, and worse.

Please; do the right thing, print a “correction.”

thanks,

bob

Not only did Mr. Sippo ignore my plea, but he posted a blog entry the next day and lied about the situation again!

As I said; I hold this up as the example of what NOT to do. To NOT represent our Savior in this way. Yes, we will have disagreements, yes we will be passionate about our position on the issues, but as I said at the start of this blog post, there is a way that’s God honoring, and a way that sullies the name of our Savior.

So when you speak to those of faiths that you believe to be in error, think about how you come across; don’t use personal attacks, don’t use pejorative language as Mr. Sippo has, and certainly strive to represent the other person’s views accurately as Mr. Sippo has not.

It’s just Christianity 101.

Update: Mr. Sippo hasn’t deemed it important to print my comment on his blog; evidently only “supportive” comments get posted. Shame on you Mr. Sippo.