“Feeding Sheep or Amusing Goats?” by C.H. Spurgeon

•May 15, 2008 • Leave a Comment

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“The mission of amusement produces no converts. The need of the hour for today’s ministry is believing scholarship joined with earnest spirituality, the one springing from the other as fruit from the root. The need is biblical doctrine, so understood and felt, that it sets men on fire.”

–excerpted from Feeding Sheep or Amusing Goats? by C.H. Spurgeon

For the complete article, go here:  http://a1m.org/page.php?page=template4.php&pageid=3b64543906c9a71c2089b4e5df0a870a


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“Keep Your Own Religion, Just Add Jesus”

•May 2, 2008 • Leave a Comment

 

Have you heard about inclusive evangelism?  This “Golden Calf Evangelism” as it is sometimes called, is currently being promoted throughout the world by groups like YWAM , Perspectives, and the New Apostolic Reformation.  Here are a few of the things this new form of sharing “the gospel”(?) teaches:

“The new missiology says three things:

1) You can keep your own religion — Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Mormonism — you just need to add Jesus to the equation. Then you become complete. You become a Buddhist with Jesus, a Hindu with Jesus, a Muslim with Jesus, and so on.

2) You can throw out the term Christianity and still be a follower of Jesus.

3) In fact, you can throw out the term Christian too. In some countries you could be persecuted for calling yourself a Christian, and there is no need for that. Just ask Jesus into your heart, you don’t have to identify yourself as a Christian.”

~excerpted from “The New Missiology: Keep Your Own Religion, Just Add Jesus

Read the complete article here:  http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/newmissiology.htm


Changing God’s Name?

•May 1, 2008 • Leave a Comment

“It should be apparent that Zeus, Ra, Krishna or any other ancient supreme being is not YHWH, the God of the Bible. This is primarily because of their different nature and actions, and most importantly because God Himself says so. . . . Only by reducing the God of the Bible to the lowest common denominator — calling Him the supreme God over creation and ignoring other contradictory details — can they find similarity to these ancient stories.”

Read this important article here:  http://herescope.blogspot.com/2007/08/changing-gods-name.html


Why is the church weak?

•February 17, 2008 • Leave a Comment

“We do not have a strong church today, nor do we have many strong Christians.  We can trace the cause to an acute lack of sound spiritual knowledge.  Why is the church weak?  Why are individual Christians weak?  It is because they have allowed their minds to become conformed to the ‘spirit of this age,’ with its mechanistic, godless thinking.”

–James Montgomery Boice, Foundations of the Christian Faith


Happy New Year!

•January 2, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Thanks for bearing with me last month while I shared the assorted links and thoughts about Santa.

I always wished I had a place to share my Santa-related crankiness … and suddenly, here I was with this great little platform to share whatever I thought.  😎

You know, I find it amazing how cranky people get with you if you even hint at the fact that you think telling kids that Santa’s “real” isn’t a particularly good thing and can mess with children’s early ideas about God (after all, God isn’t actually someone you can see, but He is someone who sees you when you’re sleeping, He knows when you’re awake, He knows if you’ve been bad or good, etc.).

Well, now that the calendar’s page has turned, I’ll get back to more general crankiness on this blog.  😉

Happy New Year to you and yours.

“Ed”


God’s Word is “Out of Season”

•December 14, 2007 • Leave a Comment

“Sadly, we live in a time when preaching God’s Word is ‘out of season’. Today, it isn’t fashionable, relevant, practical or seeker-sensitive to actually preach God’s word. But, God the Holy Spirit knew that there would be seasons like this and He made it mandatory for pastors to Preach the Word regardless of the season. … God the Holy Spirit charges pastors to immerse the sheep in their care in God’s Word. They are to discharge this duty Sunday after Sunday.”
–from Extreme Theology

Read the entire article here:  http://www.extremetheology.com/2007/08/too-many-dunkin.html


Stick to the simple truth of what God said

•December 10, 2007 • Leave a Comment

“I believe that no one can get into error by simply believing and practicing the Bible. God gives us enough information for each stage of our growth to protect us. Eve did not know the whole counsel of God, but she knew that God had forbidden eating of the tree. But, she got into trouble when she listened to the Devil’s version of what God had said. If only she had stuck to the simple truth God had given her, she would have been safe.”–Anton Bosch

Read the entire article here:  http://herescope.blogspot.com/2007/09/how-to-smell-rat.html