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robert

Ephesians 4
Unity in the Body of Christ
1As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called— 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Adrian Piazza

Chris, I have listened to your sermon reviews for several weeks. I cannot understand how you keep from raving. Basil slapped Arius and apologized. I simply cannot listen to your sermon reviews everyday, there is so much heresy, apostasy and misbelief preached that I become discouraged. But, I love your sites and the beginning of your show. If you can continue blessings.

Pace
Adrian

lDAY

Chris,

May I also say that those who do use the Rock Band Style and Kewl Trendy clothing are also the first ones to dismiss orthodoxy and promote this type of false teaching.

I do not know about you but I will say I have never been to a good service or had a great sermon by any of these people who attempt to cater to my felt needs and who want you to like the church because it is entertaining .Also, I have had bad services and sermons from pastors who do vest up on Sunday and have the liturgical and rock band style.

I guess what I am trying to say is that those who usually deliver stick to orthodoxy and do not adopt felt needs rock band style. This is now happening in a WELS church I used to attend as the Pastor has now become about increased membership via "Contemporary Services and Felt Needs". This pastor I believe would go the full way and make the services contemporary period if he could. By the way, from what I have heard this effort to gain members has been as succesful as Ablaze! I do not believe a fire has been lit.

I do not like contemporay services because they usually are big on self, Jesus is my buddy, and discarding the Gospel and Sacraments. That which is discarded is needed by all Christians. If there is a contemporary service that does these things I will give credit where it is due. Until then, those churches are just like Steve Martin and John Candy!

lDAY

By the way, keep on fighting the good fight. I am one of many who appreciate your service to Christ and the Church.

Paula

Watchout! Incoming missile from Tim Challies!

;-P

pastorharold

Amen! Chris, that is my heart's burden also.
My your tribe increase!

Brian of the Hill People

Amen to the unity of the Spirit!

And amen to discerning the spirits, that we unite only in the Spirit and not a spirit.

How do we tell the difference?

By the fruit.

And a thank you to Chris R, whose show and sites challenge me to know what I believe and why I believe it and consider if what I think I know may be wrong in the light of a careful study of God's Word. And for reminding us, the only sure foundation and trustworthy measurement we have for discerning truth from fiction is God's Word.

We live in an age where we tend to assume our opinion has the status of fact, our feelings can't possibly lead us astray, and we blindly trust what our preferred spiritual leaders teach without searching the scriptures for ourselves to see if these things are true.

joshua of omaha

I agree with pastor harold and I have the same burden in my heart too.

JK

Thought you would enjoy this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH9hZ8BjIwc

Wout

JK
Painful. I watched most of that video you referred to, but only a minute or two into it, I was reminded of the Monty Python cheese shop sketch where bouzouki players kept playing and interfering with a conversation. John Cleese finally shouts "shut that bloody bouzouki up". I wanted to do the same with that keyboard player who kept repeating the same mindless notes. I really have no idea what the speaker was saying as that ditty kept getting in the way. When someone has something important to say, they should say it without outside interference.

Tenna

I recently found that the Presbyterian church I attend (affiliated with America) are offering classes in how to "encounter" Christ and become more intimate with Him through silence/solitude and prayer, as well teaching a series of "The Way of the Monk" (Roman Catholic mysticism) which includes chanting, centering prayer and meditation (tools used by the New Age). I wrote a letter to the pastors and elders of the church voicing my concern over this practice even being taught to a Protestant congregation. This was almost a month ago and I have not yet received a response. I feel like I should do more but how? I am unsure about causing division in the church but if the Pastoral staff and Elders continue to knowingly mislead their congregation I think they should be publicly confronted in some way. I cannot attend the church anymore with the knowledge that this pagan practice is being taught; but I still know people who attend. Should I bring it to their attention by asking them what they think of this practice being taught?

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you hit the nail on the head...is that the right expression? what you have done via your radio show is save me from how many more years of guilt ridden ulcers of knowing that i could never be good enough and ever do enough for the club called christianity. since you clearly explained that it depends upon Jesus Christ and Him crucified on the cross for my sins, I have been freed from that. Great job and I applaud you brother...thank you for yelling at me on the freeway of christianity and to God for the grace to hear you yelling,You're going the wrong way!

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