Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Around the Blogosphere

Welcome to Around the Blogosphere for Tuesday, August 18th. I hope you enjoy these blog post from the world wide web.

1.) Phil Johnson, over at Pyromaniacs, has posted an article called, "Jesus vs. The Pharisees". It is a short excerpt from John MacArthur's new book, "The Jesus You Can't Ignore." Here is a short line from the article, "Almost every chapter of the gospels makes some reference to His running battle with the chief hypocrites of His day, and He made no effort whatsoever to be winsome in His encounters with them. He did not invite them to dialogue or engage in a friendly exchange of ideas." You can read the article here.

2.) Over at Apprising Ministries, they have a short article about Brian Maclaren, guru of the Emergent church movement. It talks about his involvement in Ramadan, the Muslim holy month. Maclaren says, "We are not doing so in order to become Muslims: we are deeply committed Christians. But as Christians, we want to come close to our Muslim neighbors and to share this important part of life with them." There are many links to this article that tell of his further involvement in the false system Islam. You can read the whole article here.

3.) Albert Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has an interesting article on the Health, Wealth and Prosperity Gospel. In the article Mohler writes, "A significant number of these preachers have departed from Christian orthodoxy altogether, adopting Trinitarian and Christological heresies. The entire movement presents the Gospel as a message that is primarily about earthly rewards -- a theology that turns God into a heavenly banker who is obligated to invest His people with material riches if they possess adequate faith and claim these blessings for their own." You can read the article in it's entirety here.

4.) Jim Eliff of Christian Communicators Worldwide, has a very good article titled, "A Really Funny Gospel for Kids". He takes the position that humor and entertainment are more detrimental then good for kids. Here is a short snippet from the article, "The use of such means may deaden the child's ability and appetite to receive truth in a more conventional spoken or written form. In other words, entertainment becomes to the listener the preferred medium of receiving his information about God." You can read all of the article here.

Thanks for checking out these helpful articles, in Around the Blogosphere.

1Jo 4:1 - Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Bro. Pat

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