Monday, December 14, 2009

Around the Blogosphere

Welcome to Around the Blogosphere! We hope you take time to check out these links from the world wide web.

Are Mormon's True Christians?
1.) Phil Johnson writes about the most recent developments in evangelicalism in his post titled, "Latter-Day Ecumenism". In the post Johnson writes, "This is neither mine nor John MacArthur's first attempt to set the record straight. (I'll be posting some past correspondence on the issue in the next few days.) John MacArthur has repeatedly attempted to make his position absolutely clear: He does not regard Mormonism as legitimate Christianity—not even close. But you might get the opposite impression from some of Millet's publicity, and especially from his Internet groupies' postings". You can read the rest of the article here.

Prophets of Heresy
2.) "Unholy Trinity", is the title of John MacArthur's new post over at the Pulpit Magazine blog. In the Article MacArthur writes about the false teaching and heresy of the health, wealth, and prosperity group that is thriving today. MacArthur comments, "On program after program people are urged to "plant a seed" by sending "the largest bill you have or the biggest check you can write" with the promise that God will miraculously make them rich in return. That same message dominates all of TBN's major fundraising drives. It's known as the "seed faith" plan, so-called by Oral Roberts, who set the pattern for most of the charismatic televangelists who have followed the trail he blazed. Paul Crouch, founder, chairman, and commander-in-chief of TBN, is one of the doctrine's staunchest defenders. You can read the article in it's entirety here.

Are you going to church to minister?
3.) Over at Thoughts Along the Way blog, they have posted an article by Mack Tomlinson, on how each person should come to church prepared to serve. Tomlinson comments, "
Do you think your pastor or the elder who is preaching today has probably prepared at all for the service? Do you think his heart and mind have done some preparation and that he is going to show up at the meeting, having a heart to minister to others, and will specifically offer the congregation something he has prepared? Will he consciously bring something that they he hopes, by God's grace, will be used by the Lord to edify the body? I want to encourage you to do exactly that today. Don't just go to receive something, though God does want you to receive today. Don't just go to get, though we do need to get benefit. Do not go empty-handed or with an unprepared heart. You can read the rest of the article here.

Are we really to rejoice in the Lord always?
4.) The CCW blog has posted an article by Daryl Wingerd about rejoicing in the Lord always. In his post titled, "Sorrowful Yet Always rejoicing, Wingerd challenges the true believer to rejoice NO matter what your circumstance is. In the article Wingerd comments, "Recently he was being wheeled out of the hospital, with little or no hope of physical improvement, let alone recovery. One of his three daughters was at his side when the nurse pushing the wheelchair said, "I hope you have a good day today." He looked up at her and said, in a weak but confident voice, "This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it." The nurse said she knew a song with those words, one she learned while at a summer camp as a teenager. The three of them began to sing as they walked, "This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made, that the Lord has made. I will rejoice, I will rejoice and be glad in it, and be glad in it." You can read the whole article here.

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