As Joel & many others with in his circle have another Jesus through another gospel message!
No evangelism that omits the message of repentance can properly be called the gospel, for sinners canât come to Jesus Christ apart from a radical change of heart, mind, & will. That demands a spiritual crisis leading to a complete turnaround & ultimately a wholesale transformation. Itâs the only kind of conversion Scripture recognizes.
John MacArthur; Our ideas of evangelism cannot indict Jesus; rather, He must judge contemporary methods of evangelism. Modern evangelicalism is preoccupied with decisions, statistics, aisle-walking, gimmicks, prefabricated presentations, pitches, emotional manipulation, & even intimidation. Its message is a cacophony of easy-believism & simplistic appeals. Unbelievers are told that if they invite Jesus into their hearts, accept Him as personal Savior, or believe the facts of the gospel, thatâs all there is to it. The aftermath is appalling failure, as seen in the lives of multitudes who have professed faith in Christ with no consequent impact of their behavior. Who knows how many people are deluded into believing they are saved when they are not
Thank You Oâ Lord to get Your people to decrease so You can bring in the increase amen!
Amen; Jim Eliff; We have the mistaken notion that evangelism is a choreographed set of ideas well laid out, perfectly transitioned & flawlessly presented. Forget it. Itâs not this way. Many of us have tried this with frustration. Itâs much better to think of evangelism the way the Bible does â âsowing the seedâ in any way you can. Any of us can do that. Ever seen a weed grow in an otherwise barren parking lot? Somehow the seed got there and flourished. The simple word in the right place, or the tract well-placed might be the means God uses. Well-oiled presentations frustrate because there is no room for serious questions and discussion on the one hand, & it rules out the less verbal among us, on the other. Rejoice over even the smallest of advances! You are sowing the seed.
Oâ How Beautiful the feet of those who bring the word to the lost are. May the Lord do the same for our own lost loved ones & others too amen!
Spurgeon; Unless the Holy Ghost blesses the Word, we who preach the gospel are of all men most miserable, for we have attempted a task that is impossible. We have entered on a sphere where nothing but the supernatural will ever avail. If the Holy Spirit doesnât renew the hearts of our hearers, we canât do it. If the Holy Ghost doesnât regenerate them, we canât. If He doesnât send the truth home into their souls, we might as well speak into the ear of a corpse.
All the while Planned Parenthood has been twitting out in how they are open for business!
May Christ strengthen & encourage His people to be light among darkness, to be doers & hearers. As no one escapes their day of death, as 10 out of 10 die, either in Christ or out of Christ.
No hand sanitizer, can cleanse one eternally clean, than the Blood of Christ Alone amen!
Phil 3:8-10 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, & count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ & be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him & the power of His resurrection, & the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,
Lord encourage & strengthen your people to press into You. As Your people will be guided with Godly wisdom through Godly discernment. Oâ Lord use your people to proclaim your truths that we need to be reconciled too You. That no other can cleanse one from their own transgressions amen.
Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved. My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him. Psalm 62:1-2,5
Jim; My hope is in & through Christ Alone, as all others will fail you & fall short of the mark of absolute perfection that only Christ can fulfill. As no politician or pastor can cleanse one of their transgressions against, no King but Christ Alone!
Personal holiness isnât a suggestion or a mere option for one either, Jim. As without being Born Again from Up Above Alone. Itâs utterly impossible to please God, in which one hasnât tasted the sweet tasting nectar of Christ being ones mediator. As you talk Christianese language but you are devoid of having a personal relationship with Christ, that reflects you are baring Godly fruit, in your life on here. As speak of no Godly brokenness in transgressing against Christ holiness.
Heb 12:14 Pursue peace with all people, & holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:
Jim; Praise God, that I can acknowledge & experience my great daily need of Christ Alone. As their is no other sufficient means one can have their sin washed & be justified in & through Christ Alone amen!
Pro 20:9 Who can say, âI have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sinâ?
Jim: Why; LK 6:46 âBut why do you call Me âLord, Lord,â & nât do the things which I say?
Jim; You donât know the way of grace, for grace, humbles one, it brings humility & Godly fear, into ones life. As Scriptures teaches one to decrease as He would increase in ones life!
In which you clearly know nât of or have you experienced having your spiritual heart of stone being removed!
Phil 2:14 Do all things without complaining & disputing,
Dr. Tim; What do you except from Jim, When his expectations do not come from the Lord alone!. As Jim is a unregenerate man, who is in a hostile with Christ. As he is a grumbler, as he knows nât the way of Grace, Through the utter highway of holiness, that Christ call His people to be holy as He is Holy!
As Jim doesnât practice in being a doer & a hearer, as his feet, are on quick sand amen!
May the Lord use this current situation to speak truth & life to others that they need a Godly fear of the Lord. That God willnât turn a blind eye of His Justice & holiness, as many surepess His truths in acts of unrighteousness.
Oâ Lord praise You & thank You that man doesnât live off bread alone. May Your people seek to be doers & hearers in proclaiming Your truths that one has no peace, if they have no peace in & through Christ Alone amen.
Thank You Lord for You are in control amen
PS 74:16-17 The day is Yours, the night also is Yours; You have prepared the light & the sun. You have set all the borders of the earth; You have made summer & winter.
As those who are deceived by another gospel message, through another Jesus, as the Godhead. Isnât what the Bible teaches, = Bad recipe for one who is embracing the false teachings of The Restored Gospel Joesph Smith tatught!!
2 Cor 11:13-15 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. & no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
A great reminder why to share truth in love, that the Church didnât fall into apostasy, like Joseph Smith taught & rescued through Him!
Mat 16:18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, & on this rock I will build My church, & the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
Thank You Jesus, as Your Word is ever so precious to share with others. As one is appointed to die once, but to be truly alive, one needs to be born twice, amen!
Rom 8:35-39 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: âFor Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.â Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Better yet, Jim Baker needs to cease & stop his false Word of Faith theology that has another Jesus, thatâs= False Eternal Peace!
Jer 14:14 And the Lord said to me, âThe prophets prophesy lies in My name. I havenât sent them, commanded them, nor spoken to them; they prophesy to you a false vision, divination, a worthless thing, & the deceit of their heart.
Thank You Lord that You bring encouragement to Your people to keep pressing forward into You. In what itâs a privilege to share Your holy word with, as one dying begger to another. That their is no King but Christ Alone amen!
Gals 6:9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
Universal Free Health Care would stop it. â Straight out of Lincolnâ, tee-shirts should be made up.
A reminder of how precious truth is, especially by the Lord setting the captives Free & indeed in Him Alone! In proclaiming His truths & living out His precious truths too amen!
Rom 8:36-39 As it is written: âFor Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.â Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.