Tuesday, 20 January 2015

The False Promise of the Prosperity Gospel

The False Promise of the Prosperity Gospel: Why I Called Out Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer
Huffington Post Article by Pastor Rick Henderson

My Comment

Francis A. Schaeffer would call it personal peace and affluence.

I've listened to their sermons. Osteen has a good heart but not very strong with hermeneutics. He admits he's not that good. So I'm more against what he preaches than him as a person. Every preacher lacks something. Meyer is biblical on most things but shouldn't be labelled as "Pastor." The heart may be in the write place but that doesn't make them teachers. If you need life principles there are alternatives in your community or if not, I could suggest Charles Stanley.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Women Don't See Their True Value

Women don't sell yourselves cheap. If you're living with your boyfriend you are saying that you are not worth it. What is the man's intention if he doesn't commit to making vows to be with you the rest of his life? It's just like a test drive. He first wants to see if it's comfortable and then decide later. He doesn't really plan to marry you. If he really wants to be with you then he should poor out his earnings to show that he will provide for you. He should in the first step buy you a ring to show that your precious to him and he's willing to put down his life to be with you.

Embracing the World

Martin Luther declared that a new Christian must withdraw from the world for a season, but upon reaching spiritual maturity he must embrace the world as the theater of redemptive activity. His message was, “Away with the cowards who flee from the real world and cloak their cowardice with piety.”

Perhaps the greatest need for our day is the need to market Jesus Christ. The church must become expert in marketing, not in the slick Madison Avenue style but in an aggressive, yet dignified way. The marketplace is where we belong. It is where needy people are found. It is not enough for the church to hang a welcome sign on her door. We dare not wait for the world to come to us.

God never intended the Christian community to be a ghetto. The church is not a reservation. Yet the pervasive style of modern evangelicalism is that of a reservation or a ghetto. We can argue that it is the secularist agenda to put us there and keep us there. But such arguments won’t do. We are there because it is safe and comfortable to be there.

The secularist hates the light and is quite willing to offer us a bushel for it. Shame on us when we buy custom-made bushels and willingly place them over our candles. To hide the light or to restrict it to a reservation is to do violence to the gospel and to grieve the Holy Ghost.

-R.C. Sproul