Thursday, May 31, 2007

Creation Museum is open!

The Creation Museum finally opened its doors on 28 May 2007.
The Creation Museum presents a "walk through history." Designed by a former Universal Studios exhibit director, this state-of-the-art 60,000 square foot museum brings the pages of the Bible to life.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Sex-change minister reappointed to lead church

Kenneth and Gloria CopelandApostasy is rife in the church. I am talking about churches that are supposed to be evangelical. They allow heretics such as T.D. Jakes, Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, and others like them to grace their pulpits and their bookstores!

However, there are churches out there that simply no longer deserve the term "church" in the name of their liberal, ungodly institutions! One such church reappointed a minister that had a sex change operation since being appointed there initially!

A United Methodist minister who has changed gender since being chosen to lead a congregation in Baltimore will be reappointed there, church officials announced Thursday at a regional convocation.

The Rev. Drew Phoenix told the church's Baltimore-Washington conference that he had gone through "spiritual transformation" in the past year, since changing his name from Ann Gordon and receiving medical treatment to become a man.
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Thursday, May 24, 2007

What is that you're wearing?

Dan Phillips has written a couple of thought proving blog posts on the issue of dressing modestly.

In this post he points to a post by Jim Jordan simply called "On Dressing Modestly." This is an excellent post for dads who have daughters (and sons). Here is an excerpt:

While reading a post over at Pyromaniacs on this subject I was reminded that I had intended to write about something that happened when my daughter first dressed too immodestly. She had just shy of 10 years old and had decided she was going to wear her 5-year old Power Puff Girls shirt [is that still around?], which didn't cover anything below her rib cage. She combined that with a pair of low riding shorts. Prancing around the room, she asked, "Daddy, what do you think?"

I thought for a second, then answered,"It looks like you want all the boys at school to know that your dying to have sex with them." Her face turned beat red and her her mouth formed into a Mr. Bill-style "Oh, no!" expression.
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Of course, this goes against everything this "Britney Spears/Lindsay Lohan/Pussycat Dolls" culture is trying to force onto our sons and daughters!

Well said Dan and Jim!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The New Defender’s Study Bible

Study Bibles are popping up everywhere. Another one is The New Defender’s Study Bible.

"This is a new edition of the only study Bible stressing the defense of the Biblical Christian faith from the perspective of literal creationism and absolute Biblical authority. The New Defender's Study Bible offers:
  • Introductory notes on each Bible book
  • Greatly expanded commentary notes
  • End-of-Verse references
  • Words of Christ in red
  • Concordance
  • 21 topical appendices for understanding biblical authority and accuracy
  • Maps
"With each copy of The Defender’s Study Bible, the Abridged Defender’s Collection CD-ROM (containing the entire Study Bible with all footnotes and the text of Many Infallible Proofs) will be included at no additional cost."


Church Growth 101

Monday, May 21, 2007

Are you not glad this guy never became a preacher!

The devil did not approve of Joshua wanting to become a preacher, so he told the unsuspecting preacher wannabe to microwave his daughter... And, Joshua did as the devil commanded!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

No wonder the world takes Christianity so seriously!

This video proves why the world takes Christianity so seriously! I do not mean seriously as in a viable alternative worldview with answers to life, but seriously as in need of psychiatric treatment. No wonder in some circles Christianity is seen as a psychological disorder!

But then, if the non-discerning keep supporting these quacks--this is the nicest word I could think up for them--then these quacks will keep on multiplying like rabbits!

This is not REAL Christianity, but Hey!, this is all the world really sees of Christianity. And, we all know that TV is not a good medium of presenting anything the way it actually is!

HT: Irish Calvinist

Jerry Falwell: 1933 - 2007

Dr. Jerry Falwell (11 Aug 1933 - 15 May 2007) has graduated from this life, and has passed on into the heavenly mansion prepared for him by our Lord Jesus Christ.

Dr. Falwell died yesterday, 15 May 2007.

"The Rev. Dr. Jerry Falwell, founder of the Moral Majority and Liberty University and pastor of the Thomas Road Baptist Church since 1956, died today. He was 73.

"Falwell was found unresponsive in his office this morning. Attempts to resuscitate him failed."

Woman, what are you wearing?

Dan Phillips, a member of the PyroManiacs, wrote an excellent article called Sister... show mercy! In this post he tackles the oh, so sensitive issue of how women (even in the church) dress. In the comment section, someone said that even if a completely naked woman strolls down the aisle in church, it still would be no excuse to sin. I agree with that, however, I do not believe that the temptress is therefore exonerated. See Mt 18:6. The one who tempts is just as guilty as the one who sins!

Dan has followed up with another post, Young lady, I'm talking to you.

It is really worth reading these posts!

After you have read these posts and you are stark raving mad, thinking that nobody has the right to tell you what to wear, think again! Then you obviously haven't met God yet!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Rick Warren: Pastor of porn sellers?

Rick Warren
Rupert Murdoch is starting to move into putting porn on TV channels! Does Rick Warren, his mega-church pastor, have something to say about his church member's unholy partnership with the devil's porn industry?

There is lot of concern about Rick Warren's connections to Rupert Murdoch, and rightly so!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Greg Koukl on Christian political passivity

I have been involved in politics now for just over a year. The longer I am involved in politics, the more I realize that there are more Christians needed in politics. And, I do not mean just any Christian! My call is for Christians that have a solid grasp on historic Biblical orthodox theology.

A non-theological Christian (which is an impossibility, but I am sure you get my drift), will definitely not make a good Christian politician. Such Christians have the idea that a verse from the Bible on its own can say its own thing, without being connected to its context. False doctrine, even heresy, is born in such conditions. This is not what we want in politics.

Greg Koukl, wrote an article called "Political Passivity—Vice or Christian Virtue?" In it he writes:
"It’s not only the left that sounds the alarm when Christians “jeopardize the separation of church and state” by engaging in political action. Some Christians object, too. One evangelical leader offered this stern warning: “There should not be even a hint of anything political in our public discourse.”

"This may sound spiritual in some circles, but it can be devastating to the public good. Without question the Gospel has supernatural power to change lives, and those changed lives can change the world. William Wilberforce, Martin Luther King, and Mother Teresa come immediately to mind.

"Some Christians wrongly conclude, however, that political involvement is therefore a waste of time. This is a mistake. The Gospel is never communicated in a political or cultural vacuum."

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Good family devotions?

Someone asked: "What is a good way to do family devotions?"

The Irish Calvinist answered!

Banking on Greek!

Click for large image.As most of us know, Greek is very important for any pastor to master! Oh! Sorry, I don't really believe that most of us know of the importance of a strong knowledge of Greek (and Hebrew) to the pastor. Most pastors have a care-less attitude to the Biblical languages!

Click for large Hebrew text image.John Piper wrote an article in the June 1983 The Standard, called "Brothers, Bitzer Was a Banker!"

It is of great importance for pastors to read this article, but also for the rest of us. If only pastors would take the study of the Biblical languages seriously, it would make such an amazing difference in their churches!

HT: Dan Phillips.

Letters to a Young Evangelical

After reading what some have to say about Tony Campolo's book, "Letters to a Young Evangelical," I have to come to the conclusion that Campolo is an evangelical in garb only. In fact, it seems like he is a raging liberal trying to get Christians to follow his wayward ideas!

Reviewer Douglas LeBlanc writes, "Campolo writes that evangelical has taken on too much baggage and ought to be replaced with red-letter Christian, especially for believers who call themselves progressives but reject the label of Religious Left. Have fun with that semantic game, brother, but don't expect the evangelicals you caricature to play it with you." [italics provided by LeBlanc]

Jordan Hayden from First Things wrote A Letter to Tony Campolo in which he writes, "You start off by accusing conservative Christians of uncritically baptizing the Republican agenda, and you claim to offer a biblical outlook that "transcends party politics." But then you turn around and support nearly every plank in the Democratic party’s platform. I tried to keep track: You make an argument (liberally peppered with Bible verses) for the Democratic position on abortion, gay marriage, tax cuts, trade policy, Iraq, nuclear disarmament, school vouchers, racial profiling, the closing of Guantanamo Bay, capital punishment, and global warming.

"I have no problem with politically liberal Christians, but why do you claim to be beyond party politics when you so clearly aren’t? Do you really expect us to believe that Jesus just happens to have the same politics as Nancy Pelosi?"

HT: Justin Taylor.
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