How To Achieve a Good Moral Soil and Thence an Unshakeable Unity
We’re living in a day and age when everyone is striving for unity without counting the cost. Ravi Zacharias, speaking at a large congregation of Evangelicals and Mormons in the Mormon Tabernacle in Utah on 17 and 18 February 2014, boldly stated:
“And so, what brings us together? As has already been said, yes we have our theological differences,. but I think it’s commendable that we find a common cause in trying to create a good moral soil in this culture and in this time.”
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Jacob Prasch – But By The Grace of God [those Calvinists] . . . Tell The Truth! (Read the article here.)
I only recently came across an article written by James Jacob Prasch which he called “What Are We Left With?.” I must say I wholeheartedly agree with him on everything he said in the greater part of his article, at least until a I read the very last paragraph.
Jacob says; “May God Bless Dave Hunt, Roger Oakland, Tony Peace, David Hocking, Arnold Fruchtenbaum, Warren Smith, Ray Yungen, Chuck Smith, Jack Hibbs, Bill Randles, Philip Powell, Mike Gendron, David Wilkerson, Ray Comfort, Justin Peters, Paul Washer , John MacArthur, Stuart Dool, Doug Harris, John Higgins, Joseph Fara, Bob De Waay and the other servants of the One True God who labor to uphold God’s eternal truth and proclaim the true Gospel in this age of apostasy and decline. None of these men are perfect or without flaw, nor above all either am I. But by the grace of God all of them tell the truth.“ (Emphasis added).
[DTW note: Ray Comfort, Justin Peters, Bob De Waay, Paul Washer and John MacArthur – 5 Calvinists that speak the truth according to Jacob Prasch]
It’s obvious that Dave Hunt is one of Prasch’s favourite writers and speakers, mentioning him first in a list of very illustrious and knowledgeable authors and preachers. I couldn’t agree more. Dave Hunt, in my opinion, is a gift of God to the church in these last days who like Paul of Tarsus “ceases not to warn every one night and day with tears” (Acts 20:31). However, I was shocked to see the names of Paul Washer and John MacArthur in his list of men who “but by the grace of God . . . tell the truth” and “uphold God’s eternal truth and proclaim the true Gospel.” Both these gentlemen, as Prasch himself knows, are staunch Calvinists whose doctrines of grace (as they call it) Dave Hunt rebukes and refutes as being a gross misrepresentation of God in his book “What Love Is This?” In the introduction “Why this Book?” Hunt writes: » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »
Since the Conference hosted by the Faculty of Theology at the University of Stellenbosch and Communitas from 18-20 May 2009 on the theme “What can we learn from the book of Acts about being a Missional Church?” the Book of Acts has suddenly become the new Magna Carta for the missional church in South Africa.
Several questions ensue from the Dutch Reformed Church’s unexpected interest in Acts. If Acts is a trailblazer in regard to effective local and global missionary work, why has the church delayed its imperatives to study and implement what Jesus Christ’s apostles taught and practiced in Acts?
What has motivated the DRC to embark at this late stage in the history of the church on a research programme that will work on seven themes in the Book of Acts over a period of three years?
Are they aiming to reach the lost with the unadulterated Gospel of Jesus Christ so that as many lost sinners as possible may be saved? Or, is she working toward the inauguration of the Kingdom of God on earth in which every conceivable religious ragtag and bob-tail is welcome?
Why is the DRC’s younger generation clergy obsessed with the ancient practices and experiential theology and disciplines of the so-called Desert Fathers, i.e. contemplative prayer, centering prayer, labyrinths, breath prayers, the silence, solitude etc., when these disciplines do not feature in the book of Acts?
To find some answers to these questions it might be feasible to pay attention to the names of distinguished missiologists who keep on popping up in the on-going discussions on the blogs of DRC pastors and students on the internet.
A name that seems to be on every “Acts-orientated” follower of Jesus’ lips is David Jacobus Bosch. He was a missiologist in South Africa who died in 1992 in a tragic car accident only a year after he published his monumental book, Transforming Mission.
He formulated the concept of AC, the “Alternate Community” in South Africa which was born out of his strong aversion to the Apartheid system. In his book “Mission and the Alternative Community,” pp. 8-9. Bosch wrote:
“The church has tremendous significance for society precisely because it [exists] as a uniquely separate community . . . . We have to work consistently for the renewal of the church—the alternative community—and precisely in that way at the renewal of society.” (Emphasis added)
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I saw this article and just had to post it. John Piper!! Please tell us soon as to what you are asking forgiveness for. I understand 30 years of ministry can take it’s toll and your deeds and character flaws are not what’s concerning to us, or want to know about. It’s what you have been preaching (Calvinism) and who you have been siding with that we want to hear you say sorry for.
I pray that whatever is happening in your life that Jesus Christ the Son of God is renewing your relationship with Him that it will be unstoppable! And that you come back 8 months from now a NEW man in Jesus Christ, with a STAND for the TRUTH that will knock the socks off everyone! IF NOT, then no amount of prayer from anyone is going to help you, if you don’t see you are following false doctrine. Also what’s the point of asking everyone to pray for you when you can have thousands of people praying for you who are not even saved. Who will they be praying too on your behalf? But you should know these things, you are the pastor after all. » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »
Some of the Top Contenders for the AntiChrist Position are:
Tony Blair Looks To US Pastor Rick Warren In Bid To Unite Faiths
Tony Blair is preparing to launch a “faith offensive” across the United States over the next year, after building up relationships with a network of influential religious leaders and faith organisations.
According to the annual accounts of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, a UK-based charity that promotes cohesion between the major faiths, the foundation is to develop a US arm that will pursue a host of faith-based projects. The accounts show that his foundation has an impressive – and, in at least one case, controversial – set of faith contacts. Sitting on some £4.5m in funds as of April last year, mostly gathered through donations, it is now well placed to make its voice heard.
The foundation’s advisory council of religious leaders includes Rick Warren, powerful founder of the California-based Saddleback church. It attracts congregations of nearly 20,000 and is reportedly one of the largest in the US. Warren, who has addressed the UN and the World Economic Forum in Davos, has been named one of the “15 world leaders who matter most” and one of the “100 most influential people in the world”. » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »
Now this is interesting. President Zuma and Ray McCauley want a moral code for South Africa. Has he forgotten that the Word of God contains every instruction for living a Christian life but ONLY thought Jesus Christ the Son of God and ONLY through the conviction of the Holy Spirit?
I suppose Ray McCauley also forgot he has been divorced twice and Zuma is a polygamist.
I know what this moral code will not contain: It will not contain the gospel of Jesus Christ, but a man made moral code which will never succeed due to mankind’s inherent wickedness.
I have a solution to this moral dilemma that South Africa faces. It’s called Jesus Christ the Son of God and the 10 commandments
Ray McCauley, ANC links to morality debate
by Liesl Peyper – 2010-02-25 – News24
Cape Town – The debate about a moral code for South Africa which was initiated by President Jacob Zuma will probably be driven by an interfaith group with strong ties to the ANC, but in which none of the country’s foremost religious forums are represented.
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Church Leaders Judging Israel – How convenient for them!
[DTW note: Of course the World Council of Churches wants Israel to get out, because they want in…]
Israeli occupation a ‘sin against God’ says global churches’ leader
by Peter Kenny and Stephen Brown
The Rev. Samuel Kobia. Photo © Peter Williams/WCC
Geneva (ENI). The general secretary of the World Council of Churches has said that Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories should be declared a “sin against God”.
“Occupation along with the concomitant humiliation of a whole people for over six decades constitutes not just economic and political crimes but, like anti-Semitism, it is a sin against God,” said WCC general secretary the Rev. Samuel Kobia, in a report on 26 August to a meeting of the church grouping’s main governing body, its central committee.
He noted that at its founding assembly in Amsterdam in 1948, the WCC has declared that anti-Semitism is a “sin against God”. Kobia said, speaking to a revised version of his original text, “Are we ready to say that occupation is also a sin against God?” “Are we ready to say that occupation is also a sin against God?” » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »