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Some Honest Questions for Joseph Prince

Dr Michael Brown is one of the most theologically astute polemicist in the charismatic community. He speaks with clarity and charity when thexposing the “hyper-grace” heresy. In doing so, he fulfills Jesus inspired imperative in the letter of Jude.

 “…contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain ungodly men… have crept into the church, perverting the grace of god by sanctioning unrestrained-unrepentant behavior which flagrantly denies the credibility of one’s confession in the Lordship of Jesus Christ”   [rghanner paraphrase]

Dr Brown is at his anointed best in his recent open letter which poses eleven penetrating questions to Joseph Prince, one of the chief proponents of the “hyper-grace “heresy. I’ve extracted a sampling so as to evoke further reading of the entire article.

>If God has pronounced your future sins forgiven in the same way He has pronounced your past sins forgiven, why do Paul and other New Testament writers address these very sins in their letters, and why does Jesus address them in Revelation 2-3? We know that God doesn’t bring our past sins up to us, since He has forgiven and “forgotten” them. Why then does He bring our present sins up to us in the New Testament, even warning us about the dangers of walking in those sins, if they have also been forgiven and forgotten in advance?

>A leading hyper-grace teacher claims that the doctrine of progressive sanctification is a “spiritually murderous lie.” Does that mean that grace preachers like Charles Spurgeon, who believed in progressive sanctification, taught this alleged lie? And if “progressive sanctification” simply means to walk out our holiness with the help of the Spirit, what is so dangerous about this teaching? Put another way, do you reject the concept that the one who made us holy now calls us to live holy lives in thought, word and deed, thereby “completing our sanctification in the fear of God” (2 Cor 7:1)? Doesn’t Paul say we are called saints (that is who we are) and called to be saints (that is how we live)? (See 1 Cor. 1:2.)

>Since you believe we are not to judge our salvation by our conduct, how can we avoid self-deception? I know that you are against certain types of self-examination lest you become “sin conscious” and take your eyes off the finished work of the cross, but what do you make of verses that state that we know we have passed from death to life only if we live a certain way (like 1 John 3:14)? If I understand you correctly, you would question the salvation of someone who demonstrated no change of life and continued to walk in unrepentant sin. But doesn’t this mean that, on some level, you are looking at your “performance” to verify your salvation?Do you see any possible danger in emphasizing that it is impossible for a believer to lose his or her salvation? Of course, we could debate whether the Bible teaches this at all, but simply as a matter of experience, many of us have encountered very lost people—drunkards, fornicators, without the slightest interest in God (see 1 Cor. 6:9-10)—who have then assured us that they were saved because it was impossible for them to lose their salvation. So on a practical level, do you feel it’s important to add any scriptural caveats to your teaching of eternal security and, if so, how can you do this without putting an emphasis on “performance”?

 

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Lecrae Brings Reformed Rap To Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show

“With images of an American flag flashing behind him and quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. playing in between verses, Lecrae performed a timely selection from his chart-topping 2014 album on The Tonight Show Friday.”

Lecrae Moore is a Christian rapper, songwriter, record producer and actor. He is the co-founder and president of the non-profit organization ReachLife Ministries. Moore is a  Grammy Award winner and has received fourteen Dove Award nominations, four of which he won.

The message of the Gospel is said to be at the forefront of Lecrae’s music, whether it’s believers listening or people who’ve never set foot in a church.His personal story of redemption has been share  with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

For more information on Lacrae and his Reformed Faith, check out this article.

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2015 in Christian Rap, gospel, Reformed, Video

 

Powerful: “God with Us”

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2014 in Christmas, gospel, Video

 

Atheists Outraged By Carrie Underwood’s New Song

News Flash!!!!!

Seems Atheists are  experiencing “pain of conscience” upon hearing Underwood’s newly released gospel oriented song. The Political Insider headline declares.” Carrie Underwood’s Brand New Song Is Making Atheists MAD AS HELL!”

Now that’s priceless.

What is so disturbing about the newly released song? The famous Music Star  titled the song  “Something in the Water,” and the lyrics boldly proclaim the experience of water  baptism and being “washed in the blood,” which are essential  components to the Gospel mission and message to a sin filled world.

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Posted by on October 3, 2014 in gospel

 

Calvinist? Arminianist? Biblicist?

Whatever belief system one embraces, this poem should describe all men who represent Christ the King! 

Written by John Piper performed with the help of  Matt Chandler, R. C. Sproul, D. A. Carson, Thabiti Anyabwile, Alistair Begg, and Sinclair Ferguson.

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2013 in doctrine, gospel, Video

 

Billy Grahams Final Message To America-“The Cross”

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I have  just finished watching the television broadcast of Billy Graham’s final message to America on Fox News Channel.

Profoundly biblical, the 95-year-old aged minister uncompromisingly shared the glorious components of the historic apostolic gospel. His  message was majestically Christ centered and authentically Cross glorifying as he called for grace filled repentance unto life transformation that comes exclusively through God’s one and only son, Jesus Christ.

Rapper LeCrae and Christian rocker Lacey Strum are highlighted as they share the pain-filled journey that led them to saving faith in Christ. These two Christ followers are culturally relevant and authentically Christian.

The Apostle Paul’s Gospel of God hasn’t been proclaimed on television with this much integrity in a very-very long time. I must confess, not only was it refreshing, but  it almost sounded novel coming through my T.V.  Graham spoke convincingly of  mans sin-filled depravity while  heralding  God’s love cry for whosoever will to come. Clips of his earlier years preaching  the Cross of Christ made this absolutely amazing!

“The Cross”  program will continue being  shown on national television and local cable channels until November 10th.

http://www.billygraham.org/articlepage.asp?articleid=9764

http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/49346/20131107/my-hope-america-tv-channels-broadcast-schedule-watch-the-cross-online.htm

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/11/07/billy-graham-95th-birthday-party-final-sermon/3464537/

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2013 in gospel, hell, Integrity, repentance

 

Do Christians Really Believe In The Return Of Christ?

Easter is one of the most important religious holidays of the year for many Christians – a time to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. bth_2nd-comingAccording to a 2010 Pew Research Center survey, roughly half (48%) of Christians in the U.S. say they believe that Christ will definitely (27%) or probably (20%) return to earth in the next 40 years. Somewhat fewer (38%) say this definitely will not happen (10%) or probably will not happen (28%).PF_13_03_22_JesusReturn-02http://www.pewforum.org/Christian/US-Christians-Views-on-the-Return-of-Christ.aspx

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2013 in eschatology, gospel, Prophecy

 
 
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