the role of emergents and the emergent
Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times
some shall depart
from the faith,
giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
Speaking lies in hypocrisy;
having their conscience seared with a hot iron;"
The Name of Purpose Sacrificing Truth on the Alter of Unity
DOCTRINE DIVIDES... good
doctrine DIVIDES heresy and
If thou put the brethren in
remembrance of these things,
thou shalt be a good minister of
nourished up in the words of
faith and of good doctrine,
whereunto thou hast attained.
But there were false
prophets also among
the people, even as
there shall be false
teachers among you,
who privily shall
bring in damnable
denying the Lord
that bought them,
and bring upon
And many shall
pernicious ways; by
reason of whom the
way of truth shall
be evil spoken of.
they with feigned
merchandise of you:
whose judgment now
of a long time
lingereth not, and
you may want
to evaluate... a good collection of articles (various
stuff, the Alpha Course, Institute in Basic Life
Principles, Deception in the Church, etc.)
Romans 1.16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is
Our family was involved
with the various ministries of the IBLP and ATI for many years and we
determined that some of the teachings, the errors of those teachings were destructive to our walk with
the LORD and therefore no longer supported the "ministry" and the myriad of
programs of or associated with IBLP. There were MANY, MANY benefits for which
we are grateful but the erroneous teachings forced our decision. We no
longer support much of the work of this organization---however(!) we DO
support our brothers and sisters in Christ and pray the LORD's will for them
and do not seek to divide over this matter. We believe that the
erroneous teaching leads to an erroneous view of the Word, its Truths and
application and therefore do not endorse it. The above articles are
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"In the beginning
the church was a fellowship of men and women centering on the
Then the church moved to Greece where it became a philosophy.
Then it moved to Rome where it became an institution.
Next, it moved to Europe, where it became a culture.
And, finally, it moved to America where it became an
Richard Halverson, former chaplain of the United
The Jabez Prayer - Charles Spurgeon
What Does the Bible Say...
-Wes Spurling- a personal or group study
H. A. (Buster) Dobbs
Summary of the
Book of First Peter ---By
H. A. (Buster) Dobbs
Know what and why you believe!
It's an excellent article by
Dr. John Piper
and accusation, too.
What does "Calvinism" mean,
This section is dedicated to the life, work and writings of John Calvin...
and for the sake of "balance,"
arguments in opposition as well. Herein I will include quotes, book titles, excerpts and a host
of links to sites which hold volumes of information, writings and discussions of
and regarding John Calvin. I
don't hold to all the tenets of the
Reformed faith in that I do not believe
in the cessation of the
gifts---something most "Calvinist's"
believe. Nor do I believe in the
practice of infant baptism or
paedobaptism. (Here's a good article:
A Critical Evaluation of Paedobaptism)
There is an axiom that some, after acceptance of Christ
Jesus as Saviour, ask Calvin into their hearts for good measure. This
page is not intended for the worship of a man, save only our LORD and
Saviour Jesus Christ. John Calvin was simply a man, a faithful man
used of God for edification and education of the church, certainly one of the
most influential individuals in church history---and because of resulting
republican government, history in general.
Calvin died in the year 1564 at the early age of 55. Beza, his close
friend and successor, described his death as having come quietly in his
sleep, and then added: “Thus withdrew into heaven, at the same time with the setting sun, that
noble brilliant luminary, which was the lamp of the Church. On the
following day and night there was intense grief and lamentation in the
whole city; for the Republic had lost its wisest citizen, the Church its
faithful shepherd, and the Academy and incomparable teacher.” Buried in 1564 in an
unmarked grave (per his personal request).
we seek to proclaim the Truth. We
have set not not label ourselves as
Calvinist or Arminian but seek to
present the Gospel in our site and
through our lives.
The following is
in answer to many questions we've
had and questions we've received.
Somewhere along the way
Calvin's five points came to be summarized under the
acronym TULIP. Tough it's attributed to him, John
Calvin did not coin the phrase. This, in answer to the
"Arminian [James (Jacob) Arminius] position."
And what is that, you ask? See the
website. You may see that James Arminius is AKA
James Harmens, or Jacobus Arminius.
Wesleyan theology out of which my husband's family (a
long line of ministry - Free Methodist) comes, makes for
some interesting conclusions and blending. It also
allows me sensitivity when it comes to this most
unpredictably volatile or hotly debated doctrine.
For this reason, when a person holds a different
view, we carefully divide the person from the position
and seek to see the heart of the matter of the person rather than
simply dismissing the person as an imbecile with whom we
disagree. We even see things differently in our
own home from time to time. Jesus is still LORD
regardless of what 'we' think about a particular dogma.
It's not profitable to argue doctrine seeing the LORD is our
judge and overseer. Learn
to eat fruit---spit out seeds. You'll live more
peacefully with the brethren. I truly and firmly believe
we shall ALL be pleasantly surprised at the composition
of Saints in the Kingdom of Heaven when we meat the
Saviour face to face in Glory. Who knows but that
we might one day link arms with the brother we once found
intolerable. Come LORD Jesus.
So... the Tulip... uh, as opposed
to the daisy? ;-)
-Total depravity U-Unconditional election L-Limited atonement
grace P-Perseverance of the saint
The Romans Road
Man is a sinner
There is a penalty for sin
Jesus Christ paid that penalty
by believing that we receive forgiveness
It was for you...
solid site... beautiful hymns inspirational
poems, devotions and more for you.
Yes, you CAN memorize Scripture!
There are lots of helps for you!ScriptureMemory.com
Hide God's Word in Your Heart
One of the most helpful tools I learned to utilize (from the
Precept Bible Studies) is to ask questions and
take notes as you study.
You may like to use Bible dictionaries, Strong's
concordance, Commentaries, etc., but read the passage for
and ask questions first and then consult the
With every passage, keep in mind & seek to answer:
(5 W's & an H) Who, What, Where, When, Why & How.
Who is speaking? What is he/it
saying? Why is he/it saying it? Who is he speaking
to? What does it mean? When did this happen? Where
is the event taking place? Where has this happened in the
past---where in the future? Why is it important? How does
this relate to the previous passage? When has the Lord
worked this way in the past? What similarities are there
in this passage and others regarding this same event (the
Gospels). How does this relate to the Old (or New)
Testament? What is this saying to me today? When will
this happen? What are the cross references to this
passage? How am I to apply this? Then MEMORIZE those
passages that have special significance to you.
"What should I memorize," you ask? The
LORD will inspire you here through the Holy Spirit. A wise
man once shared with me that you can memorize any passage,
verse or book of the Word... "you just have to get to where
you 'Own It'..." Once you "own" a passage... once you have
read it and read it and eaten it and digested it and made it
a part of your life, then: you own it; then you can
read it back to the LORD, pray it back to Him, meditate on
it in the night, while you are working, while you are
driving... you will make it a part of your thinking...
because you own it, the Holy Spirit will use it in your life
to direct any decision or thought you have.
Here is a site that will help you in your
studies... you might even be inspired to set up
a Bible study for women in your church or
The ideas are
very similar to what I suggest for daily
study--I think you'll find them useful and
practical. Salt and Light
Sermons and Biblical teaching
of Pastor David Wilkerson
Times Square Church
Hymns!! Study them, learn the stories behind the
words and listen to them online!
Bible Studies for
The Top 10 Reasons Why The Average Christian Can’t Play Baseball
10. Doesn’t practice all week, but expects
to start on game day.
9. Gets upset when every ball that’s hit
doesn’t come directly to him.
8. Never swings at a pitch because, “this
pitcher doesn’t throw like the last pitcher.
The game’s just not the same since he left.”
7. Wants to run home before going to first
6. Chatters in order to keep his own
teammates from hitting the ball.
5. Doesn’t come to the game unless the coach
personally calls him on the phone, each
week, and invites him to show up.
4. Won’t run after the ball if it’s more
than three feet away. After all, surely
somebody will get it sooner or later.
3. Thinks baseball cleats are for leaving
neat designs on his teammates backs.
2. Gets upset because the phone line to the
bull pen doesn’t have call waiting. If it
did, he could gripe about how bad the
pitcher is doing, and yet never miss out if
someone wanted to talk about the catcher.
1. Thinks the game will last so long, that
the concession stand will be closed before