Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2006
Passages which record cases of actual apostasy, 1 Timothy 1:19,20; 2 Timothy 2:17, 18; 4:10; 2 Peter 2:1,2. But there is no proof that the persons mentioned were true believers. The Bible itself teaches that there are persons who profess the faith and yet are not of the faith, Romans 9:6; 1 John
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 16, 2012
"Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God. He was the grandson of Ham, the son of Noah, a bold man, and of great strength of hand. He persuaded them not to ascribe it to God, as if it were through his means they were happy, but to
Contributed by Rick Boyne on Oct 9, 2012
In the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the Party removed the word “God” from their entire platform. Realizing that it created an image problem, there was a motion to return the word “God” to their narrative. The moderator asked for a verbal vote. Those who witnessed the event saw three verbal
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 28, 2009
STOWELL: HOW PEOPLE GO ASTRAY
Dr. Joseph M. Stowell, in his book, Following Christ, asks the question:
HOW DO PEOPLE GO SO FAR ASTRAY SPIRITUALLY?
The question was prompted when Dr. Stowell read an article given to him from the local paper the about Tom Wilson who died, gunned down as a
IVP Bible Background Commentary states this about our passage in John 10:1-10:
"The original text of the Bible had no chapter breaks; this passage continues Jesus’ words to the *Pharisees in 9:41. It is based on *Old Testament images of God as the shepherd of Israel (Gen 48:15; 49:24; Ps 23:1;
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Aug 19, 2008
Theologian Helmut Thielicke said, "A salty pagan, full of the juices of life, is a hundred times dearer to God, and also far more attractive to men, than a scribe who knows his Bible...in whom none of this results in repentance, action, and above all,
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 18, 2009
We have gotten accustomed to the blurred puffs of gray fog that pass for doctrine in churches and expect nothing better. From some previously unimpeachable sources are now coming vague statements consisting of a milky admixture of Scripture, science, and human sentiment that is
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 24, 2009
SOLZHENITSYN: MEN HAVE FORGOTTEN GOD
In his 1983 acceptance speech for the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn recalled the words he heard as a child, when his elders sought to explain the ruinous upheavals in Russia: "Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 24, 2009
According to Dr. Howard Marcuse, a philosopher of the radical left, "No society can survive a disintegration of its moral standards."
Jerry Vines, Interviews With
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Aug 31, 2009
A. M. Hills (From Backsliders and Worldly Christians):
"It is doubtful if a moral fall is ever abrupt. People decline in religion and backslide gradually.
Contributed by C Vincent on Sep 22, 2009
Dr Livingstone’s guides were either ignorant or determined to deceive him as he traveled with the gospel; he was quoted as saying he would have been better off without them;
SIGNS AND WONDERS
A person who is seeking for signs and wonders has turned God into a personal Genie in a Bottle. And because of that, when God fails to come through for them, they often turn away from Him completely.
Ted Turner (the founder of CNN and some other enterprises) has been known
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Aug 18, 2008
Counterfeit money is lacking in authority—-it does not have the backing of the federal government. A good counterfeiter can dupe some people into accepting his copywork as legitimate currency. But eventually, when the fake money is brought before the authorities, it will be
Contributed by Ted Robinson on Feb 25, 2013
ROCKY BALBOA: DON'T GIVE UP
These are the words Rocky Balboa said to his son when he was ready to give up and lead a life of mediocrity:
"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Aug 27, 2012
One letter by James Armstrong of Casselberry said:
“Thomas is a fundamentalist Christian who believes in a
literal interpretation of the Bible. He used to work for the
moral Majority. From his narrow, myopic vantage point, he
self-righteously presumes to judge the human family.
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Sep 21, 2010
Jerry White said, "No one is so empty as the one who has stopped walking
Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 22, 2020
A little lamb and his mother passed the pig pen every day on their way to the pasture. The lamb looked longingly at the pigs wallowing in the mire, and he asked his mother if he could go and play in the mud. She’d say, “No, sheep don’t wallow.” But he would look over at those pigs in that mud.
WHAT ARE WE PREACHING?
False teachings abound whenever people do not know the truth. Many of our churches today do not teach the truth because many pastors do not know the Bible. In our seminaries, almost 50 percent of professors now teach that there was no virgin birth of Jesus, and that story
There was a story of a British soldier in the First World War who lost heart for the battle and deserted. Trying to reach the coast for a boat to England that night, he ended up wandering in the pitch black night, hopelessly lost. In the darkness he came across what he thought was a signpost. It
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 17, 2009
SALVATION AND REPROBATION
Someone may ask, "Of what use then is the doctrine of reprobation?"
I am glad you asked! Let me suggest (from Dr. Boice) some useful aspects of the doctrine of reprobation.
First, reprobation assures us that God’s purpose has not failed. God has determined the