Jun 7, 2013

Christian Preaching: Paul Washer

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Christian Preaching: Paul Washer

10 Indictments Against the Modern Church in America
Paul Washer
This is a MUST WATCH for all professing Christians, pastors, and any form of church leader. We MUST be biblical in all of our methods.

13: 07 - 1. Denial of the Sufficiency of Scripture
- Social science, originally created as a protest against the Word of God, has moved into the church.
- 2 Timothy 3:14-17, Isaiah 8: 11,16, 9-22

19:58 - 2. Ignorance of the Full Character of God
- God is loving and forgiving BUT God is also stern in judgement, especially to those in the church.
- Fear of the Lord is good for us
- Jeremiah 9: 23-24 Psalm 50: 16-22, 1 Corinthians 15: 34

25: 49 - 3. Failure to Recognize and Address our Ongoing Battle with Sin
Romans 1-3 - God’s Anger at Sin - God’s Judgment of Sin - All People Are Sinners
- It is impossible to come to Christ if one does not first recognize their need for Christ because of sin.

34: 01 - 4a. Ignorance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
- The Gospel :
The nature of God (holy) + the nature of man (sinful) = Dilemma
Jesus bore our sins on the cross and becoming a curse for us to pay the penalty for our sins so that we could be redeemed and reconciled to God.

43: 54 - 4b. Ignorance of the Gospel of Regeneration
- You do not become a Christian solely by baptism, confirmation or saying a single prayer.
- You must be regenerated (born again) by the power of the Holy Spirit followed by the ongoing proof of your life (fruits of the spirit). If we are immoral, approve of or have abortions etc. and continue in our former wicked ways, we have not been regenerated by the power of the Holy Spirit.

53: 00 - 5. Ignorance and Misuse of the gospel invitation/Sinners Prayer
- Salvation and security of salvation cannot be assured because of a one-time prayer of repentance - Repentance must be ongoing and sincere.
- True conversion is proved through a renewal of the mind (over time we should be taking on the mind of God - we should be thinking as God thinks), the presence of an abiding love for Christ, a desire for continual repentance, the manifestation of the fruits of the Spirit and obedience to God .
- A person who lives without spiritual growth and in a continual habitual carnal life is NOT a Christian.

1:8:13 - 6. Ignorance regarding the Nature of the Church
- The church is the TRUE, obedient believers (the sheep/lambs).
- The Church is not a physical building or organization and does not include the carnal wicked people (the goats and wolves) who attach themselves to the physical organized church.
- People may call themselves Christians BUT that does not make it so.
- Because most churches are democracies and the majority of the people in the church are not true believers, it is the unbelievers who end up running the church. and the true believers end up not being spiritually fed. - The ministers will answer to God for this !
Jeremiah 31:31-34, Jeremiah 32:38-40

1:23:7 - 7. Lack of Loving Church Discipline
- Matthew 18: 15-17 If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

1:29:28 - 8. Lack of Teaching on Holiness
- Hebrews 12:14 Pursue peace with everyone, and the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
- Romans 12: 1- 2
- 2 Corinthians 6: 14-18

1:37:00 - 9. Psychology and Sociology has Replaced the Bible in regards to the Family
Marriages - Homes - Families need to be guided by the scriptures
- Psychology and Sociology are the whims and the lies of this world
- Family before work or ministry
- Churches do not have ministries to teach fathers to teach their children.
- Church ministries should NOT replace the ministry of the fathers
- If there is a youth ministry, all parents should participate
Judges 17: 6, Genesis 18: 19, Proverbs 13:20

1:46:50 - 10. Departure from the faith
1 Timothy 4: 1-2, 6-11,15-16 Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will renounce the faith by paying attention to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,
through the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared with a hot iron. . .
If you put these instructions before the brothers and sisters, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound teaching that you have followed. Have nothing to do with profane myths and old wives’ tales. Train yourself in godliness, for, while physical training is of some value, godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance. 10 For to this end we toil and struggle, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.
11 These are the things you must insist on and teach. . . . 15 Put these things into practice, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress. 16 Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; continue in these things, for in doing this you will save both yourself and your hearers.

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