Why do people think they’re being healed?

Why are some people convinced that they’ve been healed by things like the Holy Ghost Hokey Pokey? Todd Friel talks with an Ex-Faith Healer about this topic. I think it’s very important to listen to in order to understand what the problem is with fake “healings”. I’m not saying that God can’t heal people, and I believe He does, but what are the proper means for a Christian to pursue healing? And are these “Holy Ghost Hokey Pokey” guys legitimately pursuing healing in a Biblical manner?

How can you get out of this? Read the Scriptures.

Shocking Youth Message

This is Christianity, Post-VHS’s 100th post! Yay, party! This one is a lot longer than most of the posts that are published here, but it’s worth watching. This one just happens to be a great sermon by Paul Washer at a youth conference that led to him not being invited back.

Published in: on June 29, 2010 at 10:11 am  Comments (7)  
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“Bible Basher”

The caption on this video says, “A Christian Bible basher outside Glasgow University.” What do you mean “Bible basher”? A guy handing out tracts is automatically a “Bible basher”?

http://vimeo.com/3558068

American Christians Threatened by Police for Handing Out Gospel

A couple of days ago, this group was arrested simply for being Christians at the Arab Festival:

For background information, see this post.

Published in: on June 22, 2010 at 5:54 am  Leave a Comment  
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I SAVED THEM!

“You know what this Calvinism is?  A bunch of people sitting on their fat rear end, not wanting to go do anything for God, that’s all Calvinism is–that’s all it’s ever been!”

Warning: Content may be offensive.

I love how it ends.  ‘The word “sovereign” is never found in the Bible.  Not even once.’

So I suppose Jesus is an ‘unsovereign’ Lord?

(via James White)

A Worship Leader’s Nightmare

This one is pretty enjoyable.  There’s no audio on this one.

Jesus Wants Me For a Sunbeam!

Unless you’re a masochist, you’ll want to be careful when you’re watching this. Be ready to hit that pause button if you can’t handle it.

It boggles my mind that this is what American Christianity has come to. If you need something remedial now, watch this.

I wonder if anyone would agree with me that making something like this is inherently sinful. It just seems like such a mockery of everything that Christianity is about. Maybe it’s just her voice.

I suppose this is a good place for a warning. Just think: Hell is going to be worse than listening to her voice for eternity. Repent!

(via Disturbed Christians)

EPIC FAIL: “Full Armor Sequence Complete”

I think that some things that Christians do mock Christianity worse than atheists do.

“I think it’s very easy [to become a Christian.]” (Of course this video is addressed to rich American Christians)

Okay. So why did Jesus say, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” And they were exceedingly astonished, and said to him, “Then who can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.” (Mark 10:25-27)

Spurgeon said, ‘But mark, that is the work of the Spirit. Some preachers will tell their people, “Believe, only believe.” Yes, it is right they should tell them so; but they should remember it is also right to tell them that even this must be the work of the Spirit; for though we say, “Only believe,” that is the greatest only in the world; and what some men say is so easy is just what those who want to believe find to be the hardest thing in all the world. It is simple enough for a man that hath the Spirit in him to believe, when he hath the written Word before him and the witness of the Spirit in him; that is easy enough. But for the poor, tried sinner, who cannot see anything in the Word of God but thunder and threatening—for him to believe—ah my brethren, it is not such a little matter as some make it to be. It needs the fullness of the power of God’s Spirit to bring any man to such faith as that.’

Published in: on May 27, 2010 at 3:33 am  Comments (2)  
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Biblical, Polygamous Dating

Okay, this guy actually “evangelizes” out at my University (which I’m graduating from in June!). He’s one of the guys who holds up a sign that says, “Questions about the Bible? I’ll try to answer.” Oh, dear. We need some Christians out there who can clarify and make up for the damage he does. He’s a unitarian and so he doesn’t believe Jesus is God (he explained to me that Jesus is just the ‘phone’ we use to talk to God), he believes that polygamy is just as legitimate as monogamy (as you’ll see in this video), and he believes that the unforgivable sin is to refuse to believe anything in the Bible. I suppose that last one is the closest to the truth — if you deny your sin, you will deny your need for a Savior.  Anyway, this is probably one of the most asinine videos he’s posted. It’s about his first polygamous date with him and his wife and another woman. I think this video alone can help to show the utter foolishness of polygyny:

I mean, seriously, what kind of person do you think is going to want to be part of a polygamous relationship? Did this girl that they went on a date with even have a clue what she had gotten herself into?  Maybe she just desperately needed someone to talk to, to give her counsel.  Maybe “the heretic” (his own title for himself) didn’t really make his intentions clear.  Insanity.  What if this woman he’s talking about sees this video?

Reformed Podcasts and Resources

I took the time to put together a list of resources (podcasts, blogs, videos, books, etc) that would be beneficial for anyone of the Reformed faith (or seeking to learn more about the Reformed faith) to immerse themselves in.  Click here to check it out, or use the link on the sidebar.