“Tell me, Professor Stange, have you ever actually read, with any depth and care, the works of John Calvin, or representative samples thereof? Could you actually define the bogeyman “Calvinism” in an accurate way that we Calvinists who know our beliefs would recognize?”
CREATION CARE AS IMAGE-BEARING © Davao Pilgrim • Westminster Seminary California • May 2005 • Download paper (PDF) A paper for Christian Life class Introduction In an article in the Washington Post entitled “The Greening of Evangelicals,” Blaine Harden writes that
“Spontaneous” is exactly the opposite of what the how-to guide is all about, because everything is STAGED and ENGINEERED.
In the Book of Job, we read about the real, true prosperity gospel.
AND WHY WOULD CHRISTIANS want to participate in a celebration loaded with pagan superstitions? Why not spend your New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day together with your families before God’s throne of grace on your knees praying these two prayers?
The experience has been like finding an oasis in a desert. It has been like discovering a GPS after meandering blindly through an unknown country.
I can submit to the country’s authorities, whether American or Filipino, even give respect toward them. And taxes. But ultimately, my “love for country” is reserved for Abraham’s “better country, that is, a heavenly one.” Not for America. Not even for the Philippines.
“Sippin’ in the Seattle’s Latteland,” “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” and “Away in a Manger”
“Most “evangelicals” today can’t tell you the evangel and there’s no consensus on what the Christian life looks like. Asking evangelicals to do evangelism and discipleship is like asking a hospice patient to lift weights. It’s not only fruitless it’s cruel.” ~ R. Scott Clark
So too, today, churches are now like shopping malls. And the smaller, more traditional churches that can’t afford the lights, cameras and action watch their congregations run off to the biggest, latest mall that’s just been built on the outskirts of town. The problem is, you can see a mall that was built just a decade ago and it’s already out-of-fashion. Its shops are closing one by one because the consumers have now moved over to the latest megamall.
UPDATE November 6, 2013: In his Strange Fire Conference, John MacArthur claimed that 90 percent of all Pentecostals-Charismatics are followers of the health and wealth goof-el. P-C’s immediately exclaimed, “Foul!” Only a very small minority are so. But this
Paul hates pork because he is a Jew, but if he was alive today as a Filipino, he will also hate the absolute corruption and plundering of government revenues involved in pork barrel funds.