Our preacher is just too hard when he preaches. We must laugh, be hugged, entertained, isn’t that what the Bible teaches? Lighten up, preacher, take it easy, cut some corners, they say. But God’s man knows such things won’t cut it on judgment day. The pastor should ease up on doctrine, and try to just [...]
Ever since we first began warning about Christian rock decades ago, we have observed that there is no separation between Christian rock and secular rock. Contemporary Christian musicians make no attempt to hide this fact and they have no shame for it. When asked in interviews about their musical influences and their favorite music, [...]
CCM PERMEATED WITH FALSE CHRISTS AND FALSE GODS (Friday Church News Notes, April 1, 2011, www.wayoflife.org email@example.com, 866-295-4143) -
A pastor who wrote to criticize me for my warning about West Coast’s adaptation of CCM said that if my position is right, and that if we should stop using CCM because of the heresies of [...]
STUDY REINFORCES FACT THAT MUSIC IS A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE (Friday Church News Notes, February 4, 2011, www.wayoflife.org firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143) -
Contemporary Christian Music is built on the premise that music is neutral and that only the lyrics carry moral meaning. Even secular musicians know that this is absurd. Any orchestra conductor will tell you that [...]
“CHRISTIANS ARE JERKS” CAMPAIGN (Friday Church News Notes, October 22, 2010, www.wayoflife.org , email@example.com, 866-295-4143) – by David Cloud
Christ Covenant Church of Beaumont, Texas, is kicking off a “What a Bunch of Jerks!” campaign to tell the community that Christians are typically jerks, whereas they are a different breed. The slogan is [...]
By David Cloud
THE BIBLE DEMANDS PLAIN EXPOSURE OF ERROR
We are not to contend for the faith in vague generalities. The apostle Paul gives us the example of naming the names of heretics and compromisers. He did this 10 times in 1 and 2 Timothy.
1 Timothy 1:19-20 Holding faith, and a [...]
By David Cloud
The following Scriptures teach me to have a “fundamentalist” type of Christianity. Call it what you will, these Scriptures condemn the Evangelical-Emerging philosophy of our day.
THE BIBLE DEMANDS STRICTNESS IN DOCTRINE
This is foundational. If a believer is as strict about doctrine as the Bible commands he will [...]
By David Cloud
“Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way” (Psalm 119:128).
There is a fierce attack today on a strict Biblicist position. It is hated by evangelicals, the emerging church, Southern Baptists, most Presbyterians and Methodists and Lutherans.
Brian McLaren said [...]
A reader of Brian McLaren’s blog asked him a question about Karl Barth and universal salvation and election. Here is the bottom paragraph of McLaren’s response. Please note the link on the bottom of the page for his full response. Second, Brian McLaren has a new book coming out and it seems like most every [...]
The Gospel is a fact; therefore tell it simply.
The Gospel is a joyful fact; therefore tell it cheerfully.
The Gospel is an entrusted fact; therefore tell it faithfully.
The Gospel is a fact of infinite moment; therefore tell it earnestly.
The Gospel is a fact of infinite love; therefore tell it feelingly.
The Gospel [...]