Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Great Quotes

The following quotes are from Leonard Ravenhill:

"The last words of Jesus to the church (in Revelation) were ?Repent!'"

"A true shepherd leads the way. He does not merely point the way."

"You never have to advertise a fire. Everyone comes running when there's a fire. Likewise, if your church is on fire, you will not have to advertise it. The community will already know it."

"I doubt that more than two percent of professing Christians in the United States are truly born again."

"Our God is a consuming fire. He consumes pride, lust, materialism, and other sin."

[Concerning the darkness that has enveloped most of Christendom:] "When you're sitting in a dark room, you can either sit and curse the darkness-or you can light a candle."

"Children can tell you what Channel 7 says, but not what Matthew 7 says."

"Maturity comes from obedience, not necessarily from age."

"The Bible is either absolute, or it's obsolete."

"Why do we expect to be better treated in this world than Jesus was?"

[Concerning one of the new "movements" in the church that was causing a stir among Christians:] "There's also a stir when the circus comes to town."

"When there's something in the Bible that churches don't like, they call it: legalism.'"

"There's a difference between changing your opinion, and changing your lifestyle."

"Our seminaries today are turning out dead men."

"How can you pull down strongholds of Satan if you don't even have the strength to turn off your TV?"

"Everyone recognizes that Stephen was Spirit-filled when he was performing wonders. Yet, he was just as Spirit-filled when he was being stoned to death."

[Concerning the fixation that today's church has with numbers, with growth at any price:] "The church has paid a terrible price for statistics!"

"You can have all of your doctrines right, yet still not have the presence of God."

"If Jesus had preached the same message that ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified."

Leonard Ravenhill was one of Britain's foremost outdoor evangelists of the 20th century. God used him to help bring thousands of people to Christ throughout Britain. Unlike the case with many of today's evangelists, the conversions that Leonard helped to bring about were generally lasting conversions. That's because he did not water down the Gospel when he preached it.

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Tammy Faye's Service Conducted by a Gay Minister

"Tammy Faye", someone that almost everyone has heard of. She recently passed away and has been touted in the Christian community as someone who knows "how to die". Tammy Faye is remembered for her past with Jim Bakker and the whole PTL thing. She remarried and "made a comeback". Tammy Faye Messner's private funeral service was conducted by an openly gay minister. This, according to her second husband, was one of her "final instructions". In my opinion this speaks loads of Tammy Faye and her so called "Christian" beliefs. You either believe in the infallibility of scripture or you don't. The scriptures clearly state that homosexuality is WRONG. How can anyone who claims to be a minister of the Gospel, or just a Christian for that matter, think that it is open to interpretation?

9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. -1 Corinthians 6:9-11

If you truly become saved and Jesus is your Lord, you allow Him to deliver you. You STOP practicing homosexuality because God's Word says it is wrong. This is just another example of the time that we live in. Men create their own gospel to tickle the ears of the people. No where does God's Word tell us that we have to compromise to fit the times. Homosexuals can be saved, but Jesus always told people to "go and sin no more". Grace is not a license to sin. It is great to tell of the love of God, but God is also a Just God and a God of wrath.
The truth Must be told and the lies exposed. Homosexuality is WRONG! It is a SIN! God's Word says that those who practice it WILL NOT inherit the Kingdom! "Repent" means to turn away from.

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Are You Really A Worshipper?


God: “Would you say that a person who watches 20 minutes of television a week worships the TV?”

Us: “Probably not.”

God: “Then why would you say that someone who worships ME 20 minutes a week is a worshipper of God?”

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Unity Means Compromise

"I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me."
-John 17:20-21

When Jesus prayed these words, he was praying for true unity. To be in true unity, one must be in unity with the Father. To compromise the very Word of God to have unity with other so called "Christians" is a false unity. It is COMPROMISE!
2 Timothy 4:3- "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;"
The church in America today is full of itching ears wanting to be tickled. As a result, we have hirelings in the pulpits willing to compromise the Word to remain "popular" with the people. Pastors are too busy worrying about how to keep the numbers up than in preaching the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. We live in a "me" centered society. We want to go to church and "feel good." The entire ecumenical movement is wicked and from the devil. If you truly believe the Word of God, you can not be in unity with churches, faiths and denominations that compromise the Word of God to suit their needs. Paul told us to "come out from among them" and to be separate from the world. As true believers we do NOT have to try to be like the world. I urge you to be sure that you are not compromising for the sake of a false "unity".
The following quote describes well the difference between the true Gospel and the gospel of Satan.
The gospel of Satan is not a system of revolutionary principles, nor yet a program of anarchy. It does not promote strife and war, but aims at peace and unity. It seeks not to set the mother against her daughter nor the father against his son, but fosters the fraternal spirit whereby the human race is regarded as one great ‘brotherhood.’ It does not seek to drag down the natural man, but to improve and uplift him. It advocates education and cultivation and appeals to ‘the best that is within us.’ It aims to make this world such a comfortable and congenial habitat that Christ’s absence from it will not be felt and God will not be needed.

–A.W. Pink

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Something To Think About

I really am trying to get back to blogging! I do miss the outlet it provides for me. I get so busy. Just a few things to ponder....

"Christian" is a word used way to loosely. (Are you really following Christ?)

Why is church more like a social club than anything else?

Why is it that some of the most gossiping, backbiting people on earth are so called "Christians"?

What if the church today walked in power and love like the first church in the book of Acts?

When did Jesus say to run church like a business?

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