- Pagans use their wonderful gifts of songwriting to glorify everything but Christ.
- Christians use pagan things to entertain in order to draw a crowd and to proclaim the gospel.
- Christians evangelists trust more in the power of entertainment than the power of God in the Gospel.
- The entertainment becomes the new Gospel and the message conforms to the image of entertainment. - Kevin Willson
|Sowing Seeds of Lies|
Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.
Paul's own testimony gives us a vivid picture of true faithfulness and blessedness: "I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need" (Philippians 4:11-12).
Clearly, contentment is a great virtue, especially in times of suffering and poverty. In fact, this is the consistent teaching of Scripture from beginning to end: God's blessing is not measurable by a person's material prosperity. True biblical prosperity is about spiritual health, joy in the Lord, rewards in heaven, and grace in the midst of earthly sufferings. True prosperity has nothing whatsoever to do with material wealth or an abundance of worldly riches. In fact, those things are often hindrances to spiritual blessings.
The wicked often prosper materially, while truly godly people suffer. "Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted" (2 Timothy 3:12-13). Christ himself suffered, "leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps" (1 Peter 2:21).
All of that flatly contradicts the message of the Prosperity Gospel—the so-called "Word of Faith" movement. Word-of-Faith teachers insist that worldly wealth, physical health, and material prosperity are the ultimate gauge of how blessed you are by God.
Furthermore, they say, you yourself are the one who ultimately determines how much or how little of God's blessings you enjoy. You can manipulate God with your words. You have it within the power of your own heart to summon enough faith to claim whatever blessing you want. And if you are not materially prosperous; if you are sick; if you suffer in any way, you are the one to blame because you didn't have enough "faith" in your own ability to create a new reality by making a positive confession. You didn't claim your own dream by faith.
That is a lie from the pit of hell. In John MacArthur's words, the prosperity gospel "is no different from the lowest human religions—a form of voodoo where God can be coerced, cajoled, manipulated, controlled, and exploited for the Christian's own ends." It is rooted in greed. It glorifies the sinner at the expense of Christ. It fosters unbelief and spiritual defeat rather than genuine trust in God and triumph in Christ. It makes faith into a formula for manipulating God, rather than a humble, repentant trust in him.
In fact, Word-of-Faith doctrine flatly contradicts everything Scripture says about faith and the promises of God; about suffering and prosperity; about contentment and covetousness; about the work of Christ and the depravity of fallen humanity. It is the religion of mammon-worship; it is not the way of the cross. In short, it is a false gospel—meaning it is no gospel at all. It is a damning and damnable lie, and those who follow such a false and materialistic religion are on the broad road that leads to destruction.
Apprising Ministries has been sounding the alarm about the warped and toxic teachings of the Emerging Church original pastor Rob Bell for many years now.
You likely know that he’s resigned from Mars Hill Bible Church and has turned it over to his good friend and fellow apostate Shane Hipps to pursue—among other things—producing secular television.
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One Over 99 Ministry has a wish list! Certainly, we have a prayer list, but this is something you can help with that allows you to team up with us in sharing the gospel of Christ Jesus to the world.
We have often said that being in the ministry is like going into the well full of the Living Waters of Christ Jesus and bringing it to those who who thirst for eternal life. So if we are "down in the well", then we need you to "hold the rope". You can do this, by purchasing the Bibles and tracts that we give out to the world through our continued evangelism efforts. Being full time ministry means there is no paycheck at the end of the week, so we could really use the help. We are putting a list of the items needed below, along with the links of where to purchase them. Our shipping address is a postal box, but we have received materials from others at this location, so there should be no problems in sending them there.
BTW - The event yesterday at Pinewood Mercy Ministry was awesome! God was glorified and the body of Christ was edified. We completely ran out of New Testament Bibles given to the homeless, and went through a ton of tracts. I even gave the bracelet from my own wrist and we are out completely. Praise God!
So needless to say, we are counting Christ and counting on you too. Thanks so much, and please Tweet this and post to your Facebook page. Soli Deo Gloria!
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Listen, if this sounds funny to you, then shame on you. We take Christianity serious because it is serious. Sadly, people who are following Osteen have been led astray. Watch Lawson in this video. You'll understand then.
Run people. Run from this man. Save your friends and relatives who go there.
Please listen to this audio message from Chris Roseborough, Pirate Christian Radio, regarding the unbiblical teaching of Steven Furtick, Elevation Church, regarding prayer, Pelagianism, and the way he is misleading the masses of seekers.
Are Sun Stand Still Prayers Biblical?
Did Jesus teach His believers to pray Sun Stand Still Prayers?
Can Sun Stand Still Prayers be taught by correctly exegeting the scriptures or does the whole concept of a Sun Stand Still Prayer rely on twisting and allegorizing the Biblical text?
The answers to these questions and more are covered in Chris Rosebrough's critique of Sun Stand Still in the audio player posted HERE. Please take the time to open your Bible and follow along and pass this audio to your friends who might be being influenced by the false teaching of Steven Furtick.
Ever wonder why the Holy Spirit didn't author any book of the Bible through a woman? Its not by coincidence!
If you attend a church where there is a woman preaching, I ask you this... What other parts of the Bible do you NOT believe? Your pastor is in sin if your pastor is a woman, and you are surely not getting the sound doctrine and biblical teaching you should be thirsting for. If your pastor is a woman, ask her to step down, repent, ask Jesus for forgiveness, and submit to the authority of scripture. If she does not comply, then its time to exercise Titus 3:10 and simply move on to biblical teaching.
Go to 9Marks.org to look for a biblical church. If you are in the Orange Park area, come to my church, Pinewood. Email us. We will meet you there!