Showing posts from December, 2007

It Begins with This

Paris Reidhead said “If I had my way, I would declare a moratorium on public preaching of ‘the plan of salvation’ in America for one to two years. Then I would call on everyone who has use of the airways and the pulpits to preach the holiness of God, the righteousness of God and the law of God, until sinners would cry out, ‘What must we do to be saved?’ Then I would take them off in a corner and whisper the gospel to them. Such drastic action is needed because we have gospel-hardened a generation of sinners by telling them how to be saved before they have any understanding why they need to be saved.”

So Very True

John MacArthur says "If church history teaches us anything, it teaches us that the most devastating assaults on the faith have always begun as subtle errors arising from inside the body itself. Living in an unstable age, the church cannot afford to be vacillating. We minister to people desperate for answers, and we cannot soft-pedal the truth or extenuate the gospel. If we make friends with the world, we set ourselves at enmity with God. If we trust worldly devices, we automatically relinquish the power of the Holy Spirit ".

Joel needs the Gospel himself

I found this from Christian Research. Net Joel Osteen Closes Out 2007 Published December 31st, 2007 by Editor in Word Faith , Mormonism , Joel Osteen A reminder from FIDE-O, a fine work in the Lord, that Joel Osteen has given his blessing to the non-Christian cult of the Mormon Church by saying that they are indeed Christians. This in spite of their blasphemous view of Jesus Christ which says He was the first born spirit child of God through His polygamous sex with one of His goddess wives and that Christ Jesus is the literal brother of the Devil. See also: Mormon Church: Mike Huckabee Not Alone In Ignorance Joel Osteen Helping Mormons Become A Better You -->

It's by Faith and Faith Alone

Why Did God Decide to Save Us Through Faith? Published December 24th, 2007 by Editor in General , Gospel , God's Grace From For this reason Christ was born and in the video clip below John Piper tells us salvation is easy to receive if we just let God be God: one reason that faith is the way God saves us is that faith gives glory to God. That is, faith calls attention to and magnifies the glory of God. Faith puts us in the position of weak and dependent and puts God in the position of strong and independent and merciful. So faith is essential to displaying the glory of God. -->

Our Christmas Miracle (Luke 1:39-48)

What does the virgin birth mean to you this Christmas Season? By Mike Andrews Think about for a moment When we read in scripture about the coming Messiah. That He will come in the form of a man through a virgin woman (young lady), by the holy Spirit What comes to mind! We look at these passages in our casual reading But do we really sit down and ponder what is about to happen We really need to stop and understand the significance About this blessed event in History This event is so vital and important that its mentioned Throughout scripture Moses said the Lord “.....will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel." (Gen 3:15) Isaiah said “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.” (Isa 7:14) Jeremiah said “How long will you gad about, O you backsliding daughter? For the LORD has created a new thing in the

A Wonderful Poem. The question is are you ready?

Twas The Night Before Jesus Came Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the houseNot a creature was praying, not one in the house.Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without careIn hopes that Jesus would not come there. The children were dressing to crawl into bed,Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lapWas watching the Late Show while I took a nap. When out of the East there arose such a clatter,I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.Away to the window I flew like a flashTore open the shutters and threw up the sash! When what to my wondering eyes should appearBut angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.With a light like the sun sending forth a bright rayI knew in a moment this must be THE DAY! The light of His face made me cover my headIt was Jesus returning just like He saidAnd though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself. In the Book of Life which He held in his hand,Was written the

I'AM the Way the Truth and the Life, No one....

December 19, 2007 Rick Warren Councils Jewish Leaders On How to Recruit Congregants This story from the Christian Post is just mind boggling. It says: "Megachurch pastor Rick Warren attended a large Reform Jewish gathering last week to share tips on how to build a community.... The “Purpose-Driven” pastor spoke to thousands of Jewish leaders Thursday night at the Union for Reform Judaism’s biennial convention in San Diego. With the holiday season in mind, Warren urged clergy to take advantage of crowded events to publicize other programs so people can get involved in the community through smaller groups. “There are some principles that apply regardless of our faith, if it’s Jewish or Christian,” he said at the convention.... After Warren spoke a few minutes at the podium, he sat alongside two popular Southern California rabbis for a casual talk about strengthening congregational life." Are we missing something here? We've been working from the notion that Jesus Christ is

Emergent Heresy

I found this from "" PBS Look at the Emergent Heresy Published December 16th, 2007 by Editor in Emerging Church

Julie and the Gang

Merry Christmas from the Andrews Elves

K. P. Yohannan a great man of God

One of the most impressive blessings in America is religious liberty. Not only do Christians have access to radio and television, unheard of in most nations of Asia, but they are also free to hold meetings, evangelize, and print literature. How different this is from many Asian nations in which government persecution of Christians is common and often legal. . . . Coming from India, where I was beaten and stoned for my faith, I know what it is to be a persecuted minority in my own country. When I set foot on Western soil, I could sense a spirit of religious liberty. Americans have never known the fear of persecution. . . . From India, I always looked to the United States as a fortress of Christianity. With the abundance of both spiritual and material things, affluence unsurpassed by any nation on earth, and a totally unfettered church, I expected to see a bold witness. God’s grace obviously has been poured out on this nation and Church in a way no other people ever have experienced. Ins