Evangelical Christian (Religion)

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  • Holy Wrath...Hell pt 2

    09/22/2018 11:39:29 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 5 replies
    For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains. I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them. They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.(Deuteronomy 32:22-24)The doctrine of the Divine judgment of sinners is terrible to truly contemplate. So terrible that many evangelicals are retreating from it...
  • How The Lake Of Fire Glorifies God...Hell pt 1

    Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins. My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart. God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day. If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready. He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors. ( Psalm 7:9-13)The Judeo/Christian teaching of a God of Holy wrath has by and large been rejected...
  • Hillsong Church Becomes Own Denomination, Splits From Australia's Largest Pentecostal Group

    09/20/2018 10:04:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/20/2018 | Leonardo Blair
    Citing the growing global nature of the church, Brian Houston, global senior pastor of the popular Hillsong Church, has announced a split from Australia's largest Pentecostal denomination to become a denomination of its own. Since their inception, Hillsong Church has been a part of the Australian Christian Churches, a branch of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship, which is the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world. In a recent letter to the ACC, Houston said Hillsong's operation as a church had outgrown the capacity of the ACC. "As Hillsong Church has continued to grow, we no longer see ourselves as...
  • Repelling Discouragement and Doubt

    09/20/2018 7:12:06 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Take the helmet of salvation" (Eph. 6:17). Discouragement and doubt are deflected when you know you’re secure in Christ. The Roman soldier's helmet was a crucial piece of armor designed to deflect blows to the head—especially the potentially lethal blow of a broadsword. Soldiers of that day carried a swift and precise dagger designed for close- quarter hand-to-hand combat. But they also carried a giant broadsword, which was a two-edged, three to four-foot long sword. It had a massive handle that, similar to a baseball bat, was held with both hands. With it they could take broad swipes from side...
  • Fulfilling God's Law

    09/20/2018 7:11:42 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “In order that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit” (Romans 8:4). If the Holy Spirit resides within us, we will be able to fulfill the demands of God’s law. Augustine once said, “Grace was given, in order that the law might be fulfilled.” When God saves us He, by His Spirit, creates within us the ability to obey His perfect law. Because we now live “according to the Spirit”—walking by the Spirit and being filled with the Spirit—we are able to do the...
  • Extinguishing Satan's Fiery Darts

    09/19/2018 8:11:47 PM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "In addition to all, [take] up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one" (Eph. 6:16). Don’t elevate Satan’s will above God’s will in your life. In Ephesians 6:13 Paul characterizes Satan as "the evil one" who attacks believers with flaming missiles. The Greek word translated "evil one" literally means "bad," "vile," or "wretched." All are apt descriptions of the archenemy of our souls, who seeks to maim and destroy us spiritually. The term "flaming missiles" pictures one of the Roman weapons of Paul's day: arrows that had...
  • Spirit-Filled Submission

    09/19/2018 8:11:20 PM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Be subject to one another in the fear of Christ” (Ephesians 5:21). Spirit-filled believers will submit to one another. To the world, submission implies personal weakness or the coercive dominance of one person by another stronger, more intimidating individual. Such perspectives, however, are unbiblical. The noted expositor Martyn Lloyd-Jones describes submission’s original meaning in a military context, which helps us understand its scriptural definition: It is the picture of soldiers in a regiment, soldiers in a line under an officer . . . and if he [the soldier] begins to act on his own, and independently of the others, he...
  • Trusting God

    09/18/2018 6:32:30 PM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "In addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one" (Eph. 6:16). Intense spiritual warfare calls for intense trust in God. An on-duty Roman soldier was always dressed for battle but didn't employ his shield, helmet, and sword until the fighting started. But we as Christians must be ready for battle at all times because our enemy is relentless. We can't afford to overlook a single piece of armor or slip into complacency or neglect. In that regard, Ephesians 6:16 says in effect, "Now...
  • Spirit-Filled Gratitude

    09/18/2018 6:32:04 PM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father” (Ephesians 5:20). Sincere thanks to God will result at all times if we are truly filled with the Spirit. I’m convinced that gratitude is the single greatest act of personal worship we can render to God. And today’s verse plainly asserts that thankfulness should be a well-rounded, consistent response to whatever God allows to happen in our lives (see 1 Thess. 5:18). Such a thankful attitude is impossible in our own strength, but as the Holy Spirit indwells us, He graciously...
  • Selecting the Proper Shoes

    09/17/2018 11:19:04 AM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Stand firm . . . having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace" (Eph. 6:14-15). Standing firm while in the conflict requires the right kind of spiritual footwear. I'll never forget a game that took place at the Rose Bowl during my college football days. Being winter time and late in the football season, the field was in bad shape from several days of rain and an entire season of wear and tear. However, the grounds crew painted the field green, so it looked much better than it actually was. I had two pairs of football...
  • Spirit-Filled Song

    09/17/2018 11:18:38 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:19). If we are Spirit-filled, we will have songs of praise in our hearts and on our lips. Once a Christian knows about being Spirit-filled and walking by the Spirit, it is still fair for him or her to ask, “But how can I know if the Holy Spirit is really at work in my life?” Ephesians 5:19 answers this question by declaring one of the unmistakable evidences of the Spirit’s full operation in our lives—we will have...
  • Why Every Christian, Not Just Catholics, Should Be Very Worried About The Catholic Sex Scandal

    09/17/2018 11:01:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 337 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/17/2018 | By Willis L. Krumholz and Robert Delahunty
    The rapidly unfolding crisis in the Roman Catholic Church is not a matter of concern to Catholics alone. Its true dimensions have yet to be measured, but we think it will prove to be a crisis on the scale of the Protestant Reformation, which began just over 500 years ago — an earthquake of 9.5 on the Richter scale. If so, resolution of the crisis will take decades to work through.Resolution and absolution will require serious effort, and most likely require deep, structural reforms. Even if we are mistaken, the Catholic crisis is of such a magnitude that Christians...
  • Christian College Under Fire for Turning Away Gay Student Who Only Needed 6 Credits to Graduate

    09/17/2018 8:59:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/17/2018 | Samuel Smith
    A private Christian college in Pennsylvania is under fire after a former student took to Facebook to explain how he was turned away from finishing his degree because he is gay. Clarks Summit University, formerly known as Baptist Bible College, has defended its decision not to readmit a former student Gary Campbell. Campbell applied to be re-enrolled at the school this fall so that he could finally finish his last six credits and earn a degree 15 years after he left the university and eventually joined the U.S. Navy. At the end of August, Campbell asked his friends on Facebook...
  • Be Sustained[charismatic Caucus]

    09/17/2018 7:40:39 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Be sustained in ME my children for truly as I AM alive in you, eternally My living fire of Virtue is always ready to rise up and meet your Declaration of being made whole,blessed and prosperous. "Take on My Graciousness" ( (( Just Believe ! )) ) Malachi 4:1-3 The Great Day of the LORD 1“For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace, when all the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble; the day is coming when I will set them ablaze,” says the LORD of Hosts. “Not a root or branch will be left to them.”...
  • Remembering Nabeel w/David Wood

    09/16/2018 4:57:52 PM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Acts 17 Apologetics ^ | Septmber 16, 2018 | David Wood
    It's been 1 year since the passing of our beloved friend Nabeel Qureshi who was a convert from Islam to Christianity after looking closely at the evidence and arguments for both Christianity and Islam. He was well known for his conversation told in his New York Times best seller "Seeking Allah Finding Jesus" and also working for RIM Ravi Zacharias ministries. Join us in remembering Nabeel as we speak with his close friend and popular apologists, David Wood of Acts 17 Apologetics.
  • A Righteousness That Glorifies God

    09/16/2018 4:33:36 PM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Stand firm therefore . . . having put on the breastplate of righteousness" (Eph. 6:14). A righteous life testifies to God’s transforming power and brings Him glory. We've seen the importance of donning the breastplate of righteousness, but Scripture also discusses the consequences of failing to do so. These consequences serve as warnings to anyone who is prone to neglect righteousness. If you're not committed to righteousness, you not only make yourself spiritually vulnerable, but also forfeit some of God's wonderful blessings. David prayed, "Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation" (Ps. 51:13). His sin had robbed him of...
  • Being Filled with the Holy Spirit

    09/16/2018 4:33:10 PM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18). God wants every aspect of the believer’s being to be under the complete control of the Holy Spirit. Pleroo, the basic Greek word for “be filled,” offers three shades of meaning that illustrate what Paul’s command to be Spirit-filled means. First, the word describes the pressure of wind filling a ship’s sails and moving the vessel across the water. That parallels the Holy Spirit’s leading us down the pathway of spiritual obedience. We aren’t primarily motivated by our own plans and desires, but we allow the Spirit’s gracious pressure to move us in...
  • Developing Practical Righteousness

    09/15/2018 6:27:19 PM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Stand firm therefore . . . having put on the breastplate of righteousness" (Eph. 6:14). Practical righteousness is moment-by-moment obedience to God. We've seen the importance of putting on the breastplate of righteousness as protection against Satan's attempts to pervert your thinking and emotions. But Scripture speaks of three kinds of righteousness: self-righteousness, imputed righteousness, and practical righteousness. Which did Paul have in mind in Ephesians 6:14? Paul wasn't speaking of self-righteousness because that is what the breastplate of righteousness is designed to protect you from. Self-righteousness deceives a person into thinking, I can please God and reach heaven on...
  • Bearing Burdens

    09/15/2018 6:26:52 PM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Bear one another’s burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). Those who walk by the Spirit will lovingly bear one another’s burdens. The Lord Jesus presents love for God and love for our neighbor as the great summary of the entire Law (Matt. 22:37-40). It only makes sense, then, that love will characterize the life of any Christian who is walking by the Spirit. Love will also be an integral part of any Spirit-assisted ministry to others. Paul tells us in today’s verse that when we help other believers hold up their particular burdens, we are obeying...
  • The Injustice of Social Justice

    09/15/2018 12:10:29 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 6 replies
    Grace To You ^ | September 7, 2018 | John MacArthur
    The besetting sin of pragmatic, style-conscious evangelicals has always been that they shamelessly borrow fads and talking points from the unbelieving world. Today’s evangelicals evidently don’t believe the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God (1 Corinthians 3:19). Virtually any theory, ideology, or amusement that captures the fancy of secular pop culture will be adopted, slightly adapted, perhaps cloaked in spiritual-sounding language, propped up with specious proof texts, and peddled as an issue that is vital for evangelicals to embrace if we don’t want to become totally irrelevant. That’s precisely how evangelicals in the mid-twentieth century became obsessed for...