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John MacArthur on The Purpose-Driven Life

Phil Johnson on Cessationism and Greed Mongers in the Church

Phil Johnson #1 / "Why I Am a Ceasationist" / 2015 Bible Conference Globe, AZ

Phil Johnson #2 / Beware the Greed Mongers

Church of Tares: What's wrong with seeker-sensitive services?

This is a repost from 2012 with an updated, embedded video:

What is wrong with building a "purpose-driven" church?  This two-hour video (while one-sided and in need of editing) documents the major problems with framing a church around the needs and wants of the lost world; it unveils a church of tares.  The expanded description from the YouTube page is below.  
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Can the Church borrow the marketing tools of the world and apply them to the Church? What is the history of the Church Growth movement and its false premises…

Quick review of this blog

Just dropping by for a quick eval.  After some 1250 posts or over 1,600 pages of material, here's a word cloud of what this blog's been talking about:

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Katie Souza and Selfish Repentance

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret,
whereas worldly grief produces death. 
- 2 Corinthians 7:10
When we as chaplains find copies of Katie Souza's The Key to Your Expected End floating around the jail, we kindly try to replace them with something better.  Anything.  And then we file them in our special file.

Why?  Perhaps the most damning aspect of this book is that, while it is aimed at inmates, it encourages a false, Word-Faith approach to their cases.  In short, Souza tells detainees to ignore legal counsel and simply believe God for victory.

That's more than a minor issue, and it's more than a minor point in the book.

For instance, chapter eight is called, "Just Say You're Sorry."  That's not a bad start, and Souza talks about the need to quit fooling around, admit one's crimes, and repent.  The problem starts to enter when she says that, when she repented, God "began to move" and "upheld&quo…