Great message about why we shouldn’t modify worship services to meet the alleged desires of the unsaved.
God was exposing a lie that had held us captive for years. He was proving that his Word is fully sufficient, and that true converts thirst for it like a desert thirsts for rain. Many who had grown up in the faith had hearts that were calloused toward the Truth. Years of comfortable church had led them to hear the Word but excuse themselves from practicing it, steadily becoming self-deceived. They projected this hard-heartedness onto newcomers, like the kids in the old Life Cereal commercials: “Try teaching that to Mikey the Seeker – he HATES everything… Heyyyy… Mikey LIKES it!” Unfortunately, some never noticed or accepted that new believers were craving pure spiritual milk and even graduating to meat ahead of them.
The Sunday School class at the church we joined last year spent 3 years going verse by verse through 1 Peter. A recipe for boredom and a shrinking class, right? Hardly. It grew like crazy, attracting high school kids (including my daughters) up to retired people. Real believers want real Bible teaching. You can tell how much confidence people have in the word of God and its power by how they treat it in sermons and lessons.
The one-size-fits-all response to Obama and his supporters when they complain about the Republican House preventing them from doing something: “You had two years of a Congress with sizable Democratic majorities, plus the momentum from your election win. If raising taxes [or whatever else they are complaining about] was so important, why didn’t you do it then?”
Atheist Jerry Coyne was so quick to dismiss the fact that Darwinian philosophy was at the root of the Columbine shootings that he said this in light of the latest events in Colorado.
Of course there was no evidence at all that Darwinism or evolution had motivated the shooters. They were disaffected and troubled boys who, thanks to America’s lax gun laws, were able to acquire an arsenal of firearms.
But as the facts show, Coyne was completely wrong. But he is totally accurate on all of his science and never lets his ideology get in the way, right?
It was amusing to read the anti-gun rhetoric of his followers. The survival-of-the-fittest types can’t go three sentences without contradicting themselves.
Does it bother any of Obama’s supporters that he has an enemies list and that at least one person on it is now under audit from the IRS and the Labor Department?
Did the mainstream media tell you about the woman killed during an abortion at Planned Parenthood, along with her child? ”Safe and legal” only applies to the leaders of PP and their protection from accountability for countless acts of hiding statutory rape.
I’ve yet to find one of the anti-gun politicians or false teachers who isn’t pro-legalized abortion. And I’m pretty sure they are all pro-taxpayer-funded abortion, meaning that they think our country would be better if only more unwanted human beings were destroyed in the womb.
My question for them: Would they switch to opposing abortion if the “doctors” used guns instead of knives?
The #1 thing to remember in the gun control debate: Criminals don’t obey gun control laws.
Methodists in Northeast Approve Pro-Gay Resolution – The Methodist Church in the U.S. is doomed. The non-Christians outnumber the Christians in this conference. Worse yet, even in a conservative area like the Texas Conference the non-Christians are able to keep Bible-believing and Book of Disciple-following pastors from becoming Bishop — and solely because they hold a biblical view of homosexuality.
While I’d love to blame the non-Christians in the denomination for this, it is really the fault of the squishy Bible-believing leaders and members who didn’t have the faith and courage to exercise church discipline and remove false teachers. Appeasement is deadly, not loving. Sadly, some Bible-believers have learned that the hard way. Appeasing doesn’t increase your odds of getting promoted, it just makes it 100% likely that you’ve sacrificed your principles and stopped preaching the whole counsel of God.
Leonard Pitts is a racist. He thinks blacks and Hispanics are too helpless to obtain voter ID, even though they must provide identification for countless other daily activities. And my guess is that he is pro-legalized abortion, which currently kills blacks at a rate 3x that of whites and Hispanics at a rate 2x that of whites. And those rates will increase as the Liberal dream of taxpayer-funded abortions increases. Seems kinda racist to me.
Sex assault at Zuccotti http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2011/11/02/man-arrested-in-sex-assaults-at-occupy-wall-street/
Drugs and vandalism in Boston http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/2011_1023drug_vandalism_arrests_at_occupy_boston
Flier circulated giving guidelines on when it’s ok to shoot the police http://hotair.com/archives/2011/10/28/flier-at-occupy-phoenix-asks-when-should-you-shoot-a-cop/
Occupy protesters arrested for possession of explosives http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2011/11/3_men_claiming_to_be_occupy_po.html
Vandalism and disorderly conduct http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/10/in_downtown_portland_police_re.html
defecating on residential doorsteps http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2051718/Occupy-Wall-Street-Manhattan-residents-fury-protesters-defecating-doorsteps.html
assaulting news reporter http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/fox-5-news-reporter-assaulted-at-ows-20111028-KC
police shoved http://www.katu.com/news/local/133121368.html
prostitution, drugs, and alcohol abuse at KC http://www.kshb.com/dpp/news/local_news/Man-said-he-witnessed-prostitution,-drug,-alcohol-abuse-at-Occupy-KC-protest
protester pimping teenager http://www.unionleader.com/article/20111028/NEWS03/710289961
assaulting police, disorderly conduct http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/01/01/68-occupy-wall-street-protesters-arrested-in-new-york-city/?test=latestnews
vandalism of businesses and cars http://missionlocal.org/2012/04/windows-and-cars-damaged-on-valencia-st-following-early-may-day-strike/
woman rapen at new haven occupy http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Woman-Raped-at-Occupy-New-Haven-Cops-142627056.html
woman raped at occupy philly http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/11/woman-raped-at-occupy-philadelphia/
women forced to erect women only tent to prevent rapehttp://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/zuccotti_park_big_top_ilBy4VfYIwDGt2I1rM33vL
weapons cashe found at clean up Zuccotti http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/11/23/weapons-cache-found-during-zuccotti-park-clean-up-sources/?test=latestnews#ixzz1eZYLxETV
Occupiers splatter blood and urine on street vendors http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/11/07/socal-street-cart-vendors-hurting-after-occupy-group-splatters-blood-urine/
transgender occupier exposes genitals to 10 year-old http://www.alligator.org/news/local/article_c8469b94-7fae-11e1-ba5f-001a4bcf887a.html
throws urine bombs on Denver police http://kdvr.com/2012/02/26/5-arrested-in-anti-police-protest-downtown/
SFPD officer slashed at protest http://kdvr.com/2012/02/26/5-arrested-in-anti-police-protest-downtown/
sex assault Hartford http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/crime/police-investigate-occupy-hartford-sex-assault
assaults police with frying pan http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-protesters-arrested-on-michigan-avenue-20120606,0,2576311.story
occupier dumps feces and urine on police http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Occupy-Wall-Street-Human-Waste-Urine-Feces-Public-Stairs-Chase-ATM-Vestibule-Arrest-143723706.html
2 occupiers attempt to pull officer from cruiser and threaten to kill him http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_20168105/occupy-protester-accused-assaulting-denver-officer
occupiers arrested for sex in front of child and exposing himself to the child http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/11/occupy-la-five-charged-with-crimes.html
shooting at occupy Oakland http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Man-shot-to-death-near-Occupy-Oakland-camp-2323585.php
occupier arrested for child porn http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/11/16/man-arrested-for-child-porn-no-longer-welcome-at-occupy-chicago/