1And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded to Israel.
2And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month.
3And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law.
from Lighthouse Trails Research
2007 will host many “Christian” conferences. Unfortunately, a significant number of them will be promoting contemplative spirituality, a belief system that ultimately leads away from the Cross of Jesus Christ, not to it. Below are some of those conferences. If your church has plans to send your pastor, young people, men or women to one of these, you may want to reconsider. If they go, they will sit under the tutelage of some who promote contemplative.
Read the entire post…
Pastor Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries has sent a letter to T.D. Jakes calling on him to clarify what he believes concerning the nature of God. Pastor Silva’s request is in follow-up to the recent controversy concerning the partnership between Jakes and Southern Baptist pastors Ed Young Sr. and Ed Young, Jr. Jakes will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Creative Church Conference 2007 hosted by Fellowship Church (SBC) in Grapevine, TX February 22-23, 2007.
T. D. Jakes follows the Oneness Pentecostal heresy that denies the Holy Trinity and that requires that a person speak in tongues, be baptized in water and be baptized in the name of Jesus only to be born-again.
Read Pastor Silva’s entire post here from Apprising.org
Guidpost magazine, the publication founded by the later Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, admited recently that it is NOT a Christian publication, but as columnist Dwayna Litz learned, they are a self confessed “spiritual magazine to reach out to people of all faiths”.
It is not news to me that Guideposts is not a Christian publication, I have thought that for many years. I guess it is somewhat surprising that Guideposts would admit to that fact.
Read this column by Dwayna Lita on Christian Worldview Network for yourself.
Saturday January 5, 2007
There is very encouraging news about Dr. Albert Mohler. Over the past 24 hours the Lord has been pleased to answer the prayers of His people and Dr. Mohler’s health has made a marked improvement.
While Dr. Mohler remains hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, the attending physicians are pleased with Dr. Mohler’s progress and confident the situation is under control. Dr. Mohler was moved to intensive care on Friday after developing pulmonary emboli in both lungs following abdominal surgery. He has been hospitalized since December 27.
Please continue to pray for Dr. Mohler’s total recovery. Once again Dr. Mohler and his family deeply appreciate your prayers and concern.
The radio interview I did with Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries dealing with the emergent church was featured on both Pastor Ken’s site Apprising.org and on Ingrid Schlueter’s website Slice of Laodicea.com.
I am very grateful to Brother Ken for promoting the interview and the program on these sites. Both websites receive a lot of hits each day and that is evident in the response the interview is generating. I have received numerous emails and even some personal comments on the interview and some of them I will share with you tomorrow.
One comment comes from a person who claims to be personal friends with Erwin McManus, one of the leaders of the EC, that we discussed on the program.
It goes without saying that a repeat visit with Pastor Silva is coming soon.
Meanwhile keep the comments coming. Whether you agree or disagree we want to hear from you.
2 Timothy 4
1I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
3For 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;
4And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
5But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
‘The doctrines of original sin, election, effectual calling, final perseverance, and all
those great truths which are called Calvinism—though Calvin was not the author of
them, but simply an able writer and preacher upon the subject—are, I believe, the
essential doctrines of the Gospel that is in Jesus Christ. Now, I do not ask you
whether you believe all this—it is possible you may not; but I believe you will before
you enter heaven. I am persuaded, that as God may have washed your hearts, he will
wash your brains before you enter heaven.”