"GOING, GOING, GONE?."
I recently had a conversation with an individual who is a member of a mainline denomination
(Baptist). This person informed me that their offerings are now being received by young men wearing shorts and flip flops.
It is a fact that our salvation does not depend on what we wear or don't wear. BUT(!), are we as Christians showing respect
to our Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ when we dress and act like the world in a place where we are to be especially
reverent and respectful? Come on!
SAD(!) that our churches
have become nothing more than a "social gathering place" for people who want to gather together
and play games. Then we wring our hands and ask: "how did our country get in such a mess?"
We Christians have become so scared of hurting someone's feelings that
we are afraid to take a Godly stand for anything. Instead of being on fire for the Lord, many churches are on fire for the
devil. God help us!
"As goes the church (and home) so goes the country." Maybe
that's the reason Obama is President and could very likely be President for another four years. VOTE OBAMA OUT!
VOTE THE DEVIL OUT OF OUR CHURCHES!
Now: The Difference
Between LIBERALISM (MODERNISM) AND TRUE CHRISTIANITY
"they have REJECTED
the Word of the LORD
is in them?"
(Jeremiah 8:9; Proverbs 1:7)
They have RECEIVED the Bible
not as the word of men but as it is in truth,
the Word of God
(1 Thess. 2:13; John 17:17)
they possess the WISDOM
(1 Cor. 2:13-14; Eph. 1:17; Prov. 1:7)
*The Bible CONTAINS the Word of
God. We can subjectively pick and choose what parts of the Bible are true.
Bible IS the Word of God. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God (2 Timothy 3:16
and compare 2 Peter 1:20-21)
*Jesus Christ was a GOOD MAN, probably
the BEST MAN that has ever lived.
Christ is the GOD-MAN, the CREATOR, the blessed
Son of Man, the eternal Son of God (John 1:1,2,3,14,etc.).
*The birth of Jesus Christ was NATURAL (see Isaiah 7:14 in the Revised Standard Version)
birth of Jesus Christ was SUPERNATURAL (Matthew 1:20-23 and Luke 1:37).
Christ died as our EXAMPLE
Jesus Christ died
as our SUBSTITUTE (Isaiah 53:6 and 2 Corinthians 5:21).
is the FATHER OF ALL MEN (the universal Fatherhood of God)
GOD'S CHILDREN are only those who
have put their faith in Christ (John 1:12). Many people have the devil as their father
All men are BROTHERS
(the universal brotherhood of man)
Not everyone belongs to the same family. There are
TWO FAMILIES (1 John 3:10).
*Man is the product of EVOLUTION
Man was CREATED directly by God (Gen. 1:26-27; 2:7 and Matthew
*Man is the unfortunate VICTIM of heredity and environment,
but through self-culture and self effort, he can save himself.
Man is a SINNER, fallen from original innocency, and unless he receives the Lord Jesus Christ, he
is eternally lost (John 3:16-21; Rom. 3:23-24).
*Man is justified by WORKS
in following Christ's example. The result: natural development from WITHIN
Man is justified by FAITH in the atoning blood of Christ. The
result: supernatural regeneration from ABOVE (John 3:3; Rom. 5:1,9;
are MANY ROADS that lead to Heaven
Christ is the ONLY WAY (John 14:6; Acts 4:12).
ALL MEN WILL EVENTUALLY BE SAVED (UNIVERSALISM)
ONLY A FEW WILL FINALLY BE SAVED (Matthew 7:13-14), although God's salvation
is freely offered to all (Rev. 22:17).
*Those sections marked
with an asterisk (*) are taken from or adapted from the excellent tract by Franklin G. Huling entitled Fundamentalism vs. Modernism--What is the Difference?
Concerning HELL: A loving God would never condemn anyone to
Those who reject Jesus Christ are condemned already (John 3:18). HELL
is very real.
The LOVE OF GOD is over-emphasized and the
judgment and wrath of God is rarely mentioned.
The judgment and wrath of God is carefully taught (Rom.
1:18,32; 2:3,5,16; etc.) and the love of God is presented in full view of Calvary's cross (Rom. 5:8; John 3:16; etc.).
NO WARNING is given about false doctrine, false teachers, etc.
Warning is a key part of a faithful ministry (Acts 20:28-31).
The liberals recognize and tolerate "MANY FAITHS" and "many faith expressions"
believers recognize that there is only ONE TRUE FAITH (Jude 3 and
ECUMENICAL--they seek the compromising UNION of all churches and all faiths
SEPARATIST--they separate from those churches and individuals
who deny the "doctrine of Christ" (2 John 9-11;
Rom. 16:17-18; etc.).
SOCIAL GOSPEL and social action
Seek to meet man's PHYSICAL NEEDS (food,
clothing, medicine, etc.).
Seek to meet man's SPIRITUAL
NEEDS (salvation from sin) first and foremost
the RESURRECTION: "the influence and example of Jesus lives on"
The Lord Jesus ROSE AGAIN BODILY from the grave and is exalted
at the right hand of God (1 Corinthians 15; Eph. 1:20-23)
There is an avoidance of and a disregard for PROPHETIC TEACHING especially concerning the second coming of Christ
The prophetic statements of Scripture are accepted at face value and the Bible has much to say about the blessed hope
that Jesus is coming again (John 14:3; Titus 2:13)
"LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR" "Do unto others" "Obey the Golden Rule"
Key Message: "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved (Acts 16:31; and see 1 Cor. 2:2
and 1 Cor. 15:1-4)
Emphasis: The emphasis is placed on the Gospels--the earthly life and ministry of
Christ (Jesus as a FELLOW HUMAN).
The emphasis is placed on the crucified, risen, exalted, heavenly Lord who is coming again! (Jesus as GOD WITH US and GOD
Note: In Acts through Revelation there are 183 verses on the death of Christ; 97 on the
resurrection; 162 on the heavenly life and ministry of Christ; 203 on the second coming and only 8 verses on the earthly life
and ministry of Christ (Acts 20:35; Acts 2:22; Acts 10:38; 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 Timothy 6:13; Hebrews 4:15; Hebrews 5:7 and 2
Let me remind you that, as Christians, you and I have a responsibility
to pray for the safety of President Obama. We also have the responsibility to pray for him to make right decisions. Also,
we need to pray for his salvation, if he is not saved (whether he is saved or not is between him and the Lord). (See
you 100% sure of Heaven?