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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Non-Calvinism from the Pulpit of Emmanuel Baptist Church!

Click here and then listen to the April 1 AM message by Pastor Pete Mothershead.

Here are a couple of quotes from it:

Grace is offered to everyone because Christ died for everyone. That's why I don't believe in Limited Atonement. John 3:16 makes that very clear when Christ hung on the cross, God said 'I sent my Son to die for the world.' Grace is available to everyone. Man has a choice to either accept God's grace or deny it.

Prayer doesn't save you. It's your faith and trust in the finished work of Christ as a sinner realizing that He made atonement for your sins and you place all your trust as a sinner in Him so that you can be forgiven by God the Father and be reconciled back to Him.

9 Comments:

  • Hi Rose,

    I simply love your passion for the word! You are relentless and tenacious and I respect you for that.

    "Man has a choice to either accept God's grace or deny it."

    So true. And many will love their sins too much to accept God's grace.

    Your friend!

    By Blogger bluecollar, at 4/03/2007 10:45 AM  

  • Well that quotation is good to read.

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 4/03/2007 10:51 AM  

  • thank you for sharing that beautiful reminder!

    By Blogger Nunzia, at 4/03/2007 12:04 PM  

  • From the title I would surmise you are generally unhappy with Emmanual??

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/03/2007 2:49 PM  

  • Hi, Ros(i)e; I just made the connection as to the date on which the message was preached; otherwise, it ought to be bemoaned, not exalted!

    By Anonymous Jim McDermott, at 4/03/2007 3:15 PM  

  • Amen Rose! That IS the gospel!

    By Blogger Dawn, at 4/04/2007 4:54 AM  

  • Rose, that was a good message. It is awesome how many preachers we have access to through modern recordings and the internet.

    That was definitely not a man centered gospel, but a realization that it is God who saves and He also draws us.

    By Blogger Jim, at 4/04/2007 3:26 PM  

  • Hi bluecollar,
    Relentless and tenacious? You know me too well!

    DF,
    I am glad you liked it.

    Nunzia,
    Thank YOU for visiting and commenting. I am sorry that it took me so long to recognize your visit.

    Anonymous,
    Are you the same anonymous that likes to bug me about my church? If so, you should know that the answer to your question is NO.
    I am happy with Emmanuel. I love that church! If you knew me better, you might understand my strange sense of humor:
    I get a real kick out of the label "non-Calvinist" because people like Jim, below, tend to label me "Arminian" just because I am not a Calvinist. So, when the preacher made the statement that he made, I thought it was a perfectly "non-Calvinist" thing to say and that made me crack up with delight. Oh, never mind ... folks probably don't relate to that which tickles my wit.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 4/05/2007 9:13 AM  

  • Jim McDermott,
    You should be ashamed of yourself for saying htat about the message. tsk tsk :~)

    Dawn,
    We agree!

    Jim,
    Yes, the internet is a wonder, isn't it? I wish that it was pure goodness, though, and that the sick people in the world weren't filling it with evil. That said, there are a lot of great resources for Christians, as you mention.

    I agree - I did not think the sermon was man-centered at all. I thought it very balanced.
    Thanks for visiting!

    By Blogger Rose~, at 4/05/2007 9:16 AM  

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