Young Leaving Churches That 'Abandoned Belief in Authority of Scripture'
George O. Wood, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God Church (USA) and chairman of the World AG Fellowship, considered the world's largest Pentecostal denomination with more than 67 million adherents, said Wednesday that young people are leaving traditional churches that have "abandoned a belief in the authority of Scripture."
Wood, who also serves as global co-chair of the Empowered21 global Spirit-empowered movement along with William Wilson, president of Oral Roberts University, made his comments during a press conference at the Empowered21 Global Congress that officially opened in spiritual fanfare in Jerusalem, Israel, on Wednesday....
O Lord, thank You for being a Gracious God to us, none of whom deserve your mercy. I lift to you Jim of Lincoln. He has traded the truth for the lie and has replaced You with with the din and rancor of the crowds who look to cast You off. Please, O Lord, have mercy on Him. May He find his sufficiency in You rather than in stirring up trouble amongst the saints here. Lead Him, and us with him, in paths of righteousness for Your name sake. In Jesus'name. Amen.
Jim; Your Worldview is absolutely & utterly impossible to live in, as itâs reduces, one to live in absolute absurdity. As one is just a biological chemical fizzling differently than other molecules & Adams, etc!
How do chemical fizzing, produce morality, in your Worldview, who cares, how one is treated, who cares about truth & life, truth, life, morality, reason, are reduced to subjective standards & nât absolutes, so stop being a hypocrite & a Hater,Jim!
Either you are regenerate & spiritually adopted, or you arenât. Thereâs no process. Either youâre in the kingdom of darkness, or God has brought you into the kingdom of the Son he loves (Col. 1:13).
Naturally my Baptist Church has the Bible as the final authority in terms of doctrines. This past Sunday at my Baptist Church the sermon given by Pastor Steve was titled "Victims...Or Victors" from Mark 7:1-23.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Considering it isn't murder Mike, unless you're trying to kiss the Pope's big toe. You should have read more of the Jewish opinion which was also the Protestant opinion until political expediency was decided upon. You can read the Irish Times article for instance. Ensoulment doesn't happen until quickening or separation of the fetus from the mother. https://tinyurl.com/yykd59cp (Is Christianityâs [read Catholic!] Notion of Abortion Based on Mistranslated Text?)
So then why did John the Baptist leap for joy in his mother's womb. Are you saying that Christ didn't "really" become a living human unto he was delivered.
The above are rhetorical questions simply to show your carnal ignorance.
Jim Lincoln wrote: To get rid of a few things right at the beginning, (What is the Destiny of Babies Who Die?), According to Dr. Rugh all babies go to heaven, who suffer an early death--before they reach the age of responsibility.
Even so, to use this as cover for justifying murder is perverted. ---
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- As the Jewess rabbi pointed out my earlier message abortion is never be taken lightly.
As long as the right to murder remains untouched?
Jim Lincoln wrote: Government is not for pushing one's morals down other people's throats, even if they might be right. ---
Government IS pushing its morals (or lack of) down other people's throat. Legalizing abortion for starters. "Gay marriage" anyone? Jim?
Jim, you have been challenged repeatedly to name one specific racist thing that Donald Trump has ever said or done, and you have never done soâundoubtedly because you CANâT. A bunch of liberal peabrains sayig that the president is racist doesnât make him racist. Youâre just another liberal crybaby whining because your candidate didnât win the election. Ever thought about growing up, Jim?
Jim Lincoln wrote: As the Jewess rabbi pointed out my earlier message abortion is never be taken lightly. Government is not for pushing one's morals down other people's throats, even if they might be right.
Jim; You may call yourself an Independent .... But you are still a part of the same Left as Satan's Democrat Party. I guess you must be working undercover!!!
You do not appear to accept any absolutes in authorities.
All life begins at conception and not when evil hearted sinners decide.
To get rid of a few things right at the beginning,
https://tinyurl.com/zs86c6d (What is the Destiny of Babies Who Die?), According to Dr. Rugh all babies go to heaven, who suffer an early death--before they reach the age of responsibility.
As John MacArthur pointed out:
https://tinyurl.com/jko49r6 (Christians and Politics, Part 3) from which,
John MacArthur wrote: .... Still, as beneficial and appreciated as His ministry to others' physical needs was, it was not Jesus' first priority. His divine calling was to speak to the hearts and souls of individual men and women. He proclaimed the good news of redemption that could reconcile them to the Father and grant them eternal life. That message far surpasses any agenda for political, social, or economic reform that can preoccupy us. Christ did not come to promote some new social agenda or establish a new moral order....
As the Jewess rabbi pointed out my earlier message abortion is never be taken lightly.
Government is not for pushing one's morals down other people's throats, even if they might be right.
QC, there is nothing Christian about the greed and racism of Trumpevangelism either The youngsters don't like the nastiness of it.
Now that everyone's favorite pot-stirrer has pulled attention away from our youth to himself, as he really like to do, let us reconsider the article in question.
The piece is a press release of sorts from the Assemblies of God. Essentially what they are saying is that kids are leaving the counterfeit of their parents and grandparents for their specific, Pentecostal brand of Christianity with contemporary worship.
Kids do leave the counterfeit of the main line denominations. I did. What the main liners have sought to do is lurch further left, with their rainbow flags and welcoming stance toward anyone and anything as an anything goes stance.
AOG may be seeing some of these kids seeking a more authentic Christian witness, but my prayer is that any stay with the AOG is short as they mature in Christ and look for more solidly Biblical congregations in which to join. Meanwhile, I have personally seen that the contemporary style of worship isn't as important, AOG would argue that their contemporary styles make a difference, as the quality and the warmth when it comes to attracting this kind of seeker after Christ - genuine, traditional worship done well is very attractive to those the Lord is calling to Himself.
"However, when we speak of liberalism in the field of theology, we are not thinking of a frame of mind or a philosophical bent but a distinct historical movement that captured the minds of many churchmen in the nineteenth century. Nineteenth-century liberalism followed closely on the heels of enlightenment thought and was married philosophically to many of the ideas that defined modernism. The root idea that defined liberalism was the influence of the philosophy of naturalism. Naturalism asserts that all reality can be explained in purely natural categories without any appeal to the supernatural. As a result, nineteenth-century liberalism saw a wholesale attack on all things supernatural contained within historic orthodox Christianity. The principal targets of nineteenth-century liberalism included the miracles attributed to Jesus in the New Testament (not to mention all of the miracles recorded in the Old Testament)."
"Brunner used one word to describe the essence of nineteenth-century liberalism: âunbelief.â He saw in liberalism not a simple change of nuance in the content of the Christian faith but a wholesale rejection of the very heart and soul of biblical Christianity."(RCSproul). tabletalkmagazine.com/article/2006/03/liberal-agenda/
Kieron Wilson wrote: God forms the child in the womb. Psalm 139:13-16. John the Baptist was filled with the Holy Ghost in his motherâs womb and responded to Christ in the womb. Luke 1:5, 41-44. A child isnât part of his mother but a separate being. All Those Who Believe in Killing Babies in and out the womb are COLD BLOODED KILLERS. And you will answer to God for that!
Both of your comments were outstanding and there are more verses to support your points. I remember when Obama was asked when life began. He said that he didnât know and that it was above his pay grade. Now after he admitted not knowing, he went about being the most prolific murderer of the unborn in our history.
Scripture teaches that "life" begins at conception as you noted; not when the heart starts beating.
Jim; To be outside of Christ, in surepressing His truths in acts of unrighteousness, isnât a good place to be in. Especially in your situation, as you have shown true self in here, that you are devoid of the saving gift of eternal life!
If you want justice & want God to repay you for your deeds, you will be in for a rude surprise when you get it. You donât want justice. No, you want mercy.
âI know in truth it is so, but how should man be just before God? If he will contend with Him, he cannot answer Him one in a thousand. If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me; if I say, âI am perfect,â it shall also prove me perverse. Job 9:2-3,20