It’s a disease that’s rampant in the culture and in the church. People are inundated with messages from powerbrokers, media, entertainment, TV evangelists and bestselling authors that say joy is inextricably bound up in material prosperity, physical health, relational success and all the comforts and conveniences Western society provides. For most people, joy and suffering […]Read: Most Christians Infected with Prosperity Gospel
Self Esteem Movement
The Nature and Basis of Assurance. At the commencement of Matthew 5, we find the Lord Jesus pronouncing blessed a certain class of people. They are not named as “believers” or saints,” but instead are described by their characters; and it is only by comparing ourselves and others with the description that the Lord Jesus […]Read: The Nature and Basis of Assurance by A. W. Pink
Learn, then, that if you take Christ out of Christianity,
Christianity is dead.
If you remove grace out of the gospel,
the gospel is gone.
All unannounced and mostly undetected there has come in modern times a new cross into popular evangelical circles. It is like the old cross, but different: the likenesses are superficial; the differences, fundamental. From this new cross has sprung a new philosophy of the Christian life, and from that new philosophy has come a new […]Read: The Old Cross and The New
What is the use of religion which comes up in a night, and perishes as soon? Ah, me! what empty bragging we have heard! The thing was done, but then it was never worth doing; soon things were as if it had never been done; and, moreover, this sham way of doing it made it […]Read: Spurgeon Quotes on Easy Believism
But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! (Luke 12:5) Fear is something that mankind deals with on several different levels. Fear causes mankind to hide, rebel, lash out, slander, panic, and to be something that […]Read: The Fear of God – J. Randall Easter
By Paul Proctor May 23, 2004 NewsWithViews.com How many of you have heard that a church is built on relationships? According to a Pastors.com article by Rick Warren; after polling a group of church members, a friend of his told him he discovered that 93% of the people joined because of the pastor but that […]Read: Religious Relativism
More than a decade ago, John MacArthur called modern churches to return to sound doctrine — we need to hear that call again. Christians historically have understood that their calling is to be in the world but not of the world. As Os Guinness pointed out in a perceptive series of articles on the church-growth […]Read: A Clarion Call to the Modern Church
Bob DeWaay believes that the seedbed of this disenchantment within evangelicalism involves several factors, and includes the seeker sensitive movement.Read: Why Evangelicals are Returning To Rome – Bob DeWaay
What is pragmatism? Basically it is a philosophy that says that results determine meaning, truth, and value — what will work becomes a more important question than what is true. As Christians, we are called to trust what the Lord says, preach that message to others, and leave the results to Him. But many have […]Read: Pragmatism: What Is Pragmatism