McRoy’s thesis is that Easter, name and celebration, was not pagan in origin. The assertion of pagan origin of the name is largely based on the English and German names for the celebration.
So if you’re one of those “young evangelicals” whose minds have been emptied out by the mindless cacophony of your “Willow Creek” church, don’t swim back to the Tiber. You have another option, a great one: swim to “Lake Geneva” where your minds will be fed with “true, deep, intellectually robust spirituality” of the 16th century Protestant Reformation.
After his loss, what did Pacquiao hear from these shameless hucksters? I’m almost sure that not a few of them told him he lacks faith, and he needs to “give more to the Lord,” so the windows of heaven will pour down more blessings on him.
Not surprisingly, Luhrmann compares the Vineyardersâ€™ beliefs to childrenâ€™s thought processes. For some evangelicals, she says, God is not unlike a stuffed Snoopy.
“This is to say nothing of the loss of the sacred in contemporary church music and worship, or of an overall aesthetic sensibility close to that of Wal-Mart.”
A husband promises to love and to cherish his wife, but would he keep this promise if his wife was unfaithful? Not so with Christ, who, like Hosea, kept his promise, even to an adulterous Bride: he “loved the church and gave himself up for her.”
“I declared a church fast and we quit attending church altogether. We quit our small group, we quit working with the ministry to the homeless; we just stopped everything. Our faith was almost completely extinguished.”
Ultimately, all Christian arguments concerning birth control or “family planning” must be based on Scriptural principles. But we find very little explicit teaching about contraception, unlike numerous texts concerning human sexuality and marriage. 1. The Bible is very clear about
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been hearing about this Ted Williams story, but was never interested enough to inquire more than just the usual mouseover summary. But the story must have been interesting enough that even R. Scott
“After 1520 an evangelical was a person who was committed to the sufficiency of scripture, the priesthood of all believers, the total lostness of humans, the sole mediation of Christ, the gracious efficacy and finality of God’s redemptive work in Christ through election, propitiation, calling and keeping.”
2 Chronicles 7:14 is a call for God’s people Israel to repent of its sin and return to him in order for God to restore his blessings on them, not an exhortation to the church to work for establishing a Christian nation.
Really? If Moses were alive today, he would have died laughing at the “Intercessors for the Philippines,” a group of Filipinos so gullible to the deception of Cindy Jacobs, a well-known false prophet.