Assuming that God is the creator of the universe (and I do)…
Can a non-christian Do Good Things? IS A great quesiton that mankind at times may think or feel that he has the answer to. However, God has already given an answer to that… And the The Westminster Confession Chapter 26:7 states it at its best,
“Works done by unregenerate men, although for the matter of them they may be things which God commands; and of good use both to themselves and others: yet, because they proceed not from an heart purified by faith; nor are done in a right manner, according to the Word; nor to a right end, the glory of God, they are therefore sinful and cannot please God, or make a man meet to receive grace from God: and yet, their neglect of them is more sinful and displeasing unto God.“
Be sure to click on the numbers above that provide the Scriptural references for your reading.
Question: Why do we expect or accept less out of a Youth Pastor or a Children’s Pastor then a Senior or Associate Pastor when it comes to the ministry of the church, and the people in it?
Problem in the church: Then we wonder why so many teenagers are leaving the church at the age of 18 and 19?
My Answer: Could it not be because of the lack of good, sound Biblical Teaching that is thick and meaty for them to continue in growth?But yet we instead sing songs that make you jump up and down, videos to make you ask 101 more questions and a bible stories that give you a good moralistic value to apply to being a good person in life.
Maybe the whole mind-set of, “as long at they don’t get pageant, don’t drink heavy, and don’t do drugs then we made a good kid” doesn’t work?
You have any thoughts?
Question: Dewalt, can you Affirm for me one’s Stance against same-sex marriage?
My Answer: I’ll try… However I am no expert. I would begin by stating that we all agree that man and woman together replenishes the earth? And if all were to be gay, then how would that be done? Passages like in the garden in Gen. 2:18 where God said, “It is not good for man to be alone” are of major importance. If God wanted the culture of the garden to then have a “buddy” or a partner of the same sex, then he would have place along side him one of the same sex. Farther in Gen. 2 after Eve is made God then explains in how marriage and a relationship is to be done, saying “she shall be called woman.” It was women made with man, not picking or choosing what one could have, or want, or think he needs, but God calling a woman to come along side of a man for a relationship. Now father more in doing so, God then in verses 24 & 25 of Gen. 2, God claims that one woman and one man become one in flesh when coming together. Now it one said 1 + 1 = 2 no one would argue that? Man + Woman = One flesh. Meaning Man + anything else, man, men, women, animals, etc. Any other formula = death. How? Easily seen in Romans 1:18-232, namely, verses 26 – 28 when they state:
“For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. 28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.”
How can a Reformed Theologian take an allegorical approach to the Prophets, Song of Solomon, and Revelation but yet when another person approaches the Book of Genesis using the same approach they are called a Liberal Theologian?
From time to time I find myself asking questions about the dispensational and reformed communities that are often problems, situations, issues etc. that one side or the other gets bashed on, but may not always make sense. Going to Baptist Bible College for three and half years and now after a year and half at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (which is on a total different field of theology than that I studied before) I ask a number of questions on both camps. Like this,
Why does Classical Dispensationalist (Regular Baptist) get the slack/bashed of always being the “Republican Vote” when Reformed theology does the same exact thing?
ps- I am not including Presbyterians here! (Ron Paul)