Soon they will realize either that their faith in Christ is being challenged and will therefore seek a true church or, like the frog in the kettle, they may remain as their profession of faith is increasingly confused, weakened, and perhaps even abandoned.
In diametrical opposition to the Bible, Osteen’s preposterous and blasphemous book is totally all about you and I and how we are to speak into existence our own self-esteem and success.
The Preacher calls this “chasing after wind,” for if the people at the top are heretics, how can the church be reformed unless they’re booted out of the church?
John Calvin is a boy with a pet tiger, and Martin Luther was the black guy who said, “I have a dream.”
One, the creed of Your Best Life Now of the Damnable Prosperity Heretics. The other, the ancient creed of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic church.
Ultimately, the modern “altar call,” venerated and almost universally practiced by evangelicals since the time of Finney, has its roots that date all the way back to the 5th century Pelagian heresy. And yet, if there was an Evangelical Hall of Fame, Charles G. Finney would take a prominent place there.
Today, President Arroyo declared September 7 as a national day of mourning for the late Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) leader Bro. EraÃ±o Manalo. All flags will be flown at half mast on Monday. The INC rejects the Trinity and like the 4th century Arians, believes that Jesus is only a created being (as do the Jehovahâ€™s Witnesses).
In 1 Peter 4:12-19, the apostle reminds us that as pilgrims in this fallen world, we are not to be surprised, we are not to be ashamed, and we are not to doubt God’s faithfulness when sufferings come. This was how believers throughout history endured unimaginable sufferings.
In hell, “[demons] tortured him beyond anything that anybody has ever conceivedâ€¦ [Christâ€™s] emaciated, poured out, little, wormy spirit is down in the bottom of that thing [hell].” â€“ Kenneth Copeland. But if there is one who should be called “a little wormy spirit,” it is each one of us miserable sinners who does not deserve the devotion of our Savior’s and Sovereign’s sacred head.