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Deeds Not Creeds? (Opinion)


Deeds Not Creeds? (Opinion)

 
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Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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The Handwriting Is On The Wall (Humorous Commentary)


The Handwriting Is On The Wall (Humorous Commentary)

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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How Do You Like Your Eggs? (Humor)


Three friends of different theological persuasions were having breakfast. The Open Theist ordered scrambled eggs, the Calvinist ordered hard-boiled eggs, and the semi-Pelagian ordered fried eggs and insisted he help cook them…

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Could the World-wide Apostate Church of the End Times be Forming Right Before Our Eyes?


Rick Warren presents historic “King’s Way” interfaith document

Contextualization | February 27, 2012 by | 1 Comment

This past Sunday, a major shift was announced by Pastor Rick Warren at his Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, that has many Christian leaders concerned. As Saddleback hosted its ”celebration of Jesus (pbuh),” attended by a number of Muslim communities in Southern California, something theologically significant happened at the dinner portion of the event. Only a select number of people were invited to the dinner.  A document one year in the making was presented which encourages Christians and Muslims to “appreciate the similarities of our faiths.” What does this mean? Is it simply a way to reach out a helping hand to the communities in Southern California, or is something more serious happening?  Read more here, and share your thoughts in the comments section:

ICSC Co-authors Historic Interfaith Document

A presentation outlining the document

The document encouraged that our communities work together towards the common good and to combat bigotry in a 1-2-3 plan. The first step in the plan identifies the belief in one God. The second step acknowledges God’s commandment to love God and your neighbor. Finally, step three is for our communities to commit to three things: making friends, building peace, and serving the world at large together.

 This relationship with Saddleback Church was initiated over a year ago with a friendship between one of the pastors, Abraham Meulenberg, and the ICSC’s Jihad Turk. Pastor Meulenberg reached out having heard about the Center and our interfaith work. From this friendship developed an institutional link between their respective organizations.

Thanks to www.standupforthetruth.com for making this available.

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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The Great Bridge (to nowhere) Builder


How’s that “Doctrinal & Sound” pretense working?

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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What Is Worship (Opinion)


Bill: Hey Hillary, isn’t it cool that we can hear all of our favorite rock & roll songs played in church each Sunday?

Hillary: Yeah but is that really worship?

Bill: It depends on what the definition of ” is ” is…

Opinion——  Is worship about our enjoyment? Or to the contrary, is it about what pleases and honors God?

 

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Elephant Room 25 (Satire & Opinion)


Fast Forward to 2035. Could this be possible? 

Elephant Room 25 Announcement “Please come to Chicago and join us as we celebrate along with our Wiccan, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Satanist, and New Catholic (formerly Reformed Protestant) brothers and sisters for a 3-day conference and love fest as we celebrate the collapse of the Protestant Reformation and the re-unification of the Roman Catholic Church!”

Opinion– Is this absurd? Of course it is. Is it possible? Quite frankly, yes it is. Is the Elephant Room helping it to happen? Yes.

Now, please follow me carefully. I am not saying that James McDonald is doing this purposely or that he is doing anything wrong intentionally. What I am saying is that what he is doing is a bad idea because it is not being done correctly.

Is it wrong to bring people together to discuss differences in belief? No. The problem I have with the Elephant Room concept is that once the discussion among people with great differences in belief is concluded, they imply that all is well and the differences are nothing to worry about. At least that is the idea being communicated. We just “agree to disagree” about some very large differences in approaches ranging from hyper-charismatic New Calvinism to charlatan, prosperity pragmatism, to Pentecostalism. These are very large differences and some of it cannot be even remotely backed up with scripture.

The failure of the Elephant Room concept in my opinion is not the discussion. It is the failure to identify the problematic beliefs, Biblically address them, and call people to repent of them.

So, if we continue to see people with widely divergent approaches to the practice of faith included under this umbrella of “agree to disagree”, the above humor bit could become a reality in the not so distant future.

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Dispensational Malaise in America (Opinion)


Today is September 11, 2011 which is the tenth anniversary of what was apparently a quasi-military attack on US soil. This opinion piece is not about whether this day should be memorialized. Read on…

Dispensational churches across America will fly 100 foot flags today and marching bands will play patriotic tunes while people gather to hear inspirational words. Is this wrong? No. Many need comfort. Even though it has been ten years, the people who lost loved ones will always grieve. There is no statute of limitations on pain & loss.

The issue I seek to raise really has nothing to do with 9/11/01 per se. The issue I have a beef with is that many dispensational churches will go through yet another scheme to draw a crowd today and once drawn, a speaker will deliver a message to them about 3 or 4 steps they can employ to make their lives better here on earth.

Self help, investment portfolio enhancement, marriage improvement, Lexus performance maintenance, and other such important matters will get more attention than the message the church is intended to proclaim unless I miss my guess.

While I do not agree with everything my Reformed friends believe, they will come much closer to getting it right today. Dispensationalism has gone the way of the pragmatic broad road in too many cases. Did Jesus set aside His rightful position in Heaven, come to earth, die, and rise again so that we could put a little spark in our marriages & get optimum performance from our beemers?

The Bible is very clear about what we are to do during this life. Of the activities discussed there, I see very little if anything about structuring this life for optimal enjoyment. Draw crowds if you please but for Christ’s sake, tell them the truth once you get them there.

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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