Keeping An Eye On The Times
Jul. 7, 2020
Having Christian discernment is a good and necessary thing. So why does it upset some people? And how should it be used? I will attempt to answer these questions.
Jun. 29, 2020
Here’s the 4th & final segment in this guest speaker series.
Today, Penni shares her experience with Calvinism/Neo-Calvinism.
She shares how different experiences & different conversations led her to question her involvement in this false doctrine.
Also, she explains how Dave Hunt's book, “What Love is This,” helped her understand the free gift of salvation, which is offered to all men.
She now understands free will. Thank God for that.
“Old” and New Calvinism
Rooted in the historical tradition of Reformed Theology, New Calvinists are united by their common doctrine. In a Christianity Today article, Collin Hansen describes the speakers of a Christian conference:
Each of the seven speakers holds to the five points of Calvinism. Yet none of them spoke of Calvinism unless I asked about it. They did express worry about perceived evangelical accommodation to postmodernism and criticized churches for applying business models to ministry. They mostly joked about their many differences on such historically difficult issues as baptism, church government, eschatology, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. They drew unity as Calvinist evangelicals from their concerns: with seeker churches, church-growth marketing, and manipulative revival techniques.
The New Calvinists look to Puritans, like Jonathan Edwards, who taught that sanctification requires a vigorous and vigilant pursuit of holy living, not a passive attitude of mechanical progressn(see Lordship salvation); however, as implied by the “New” designation, some differences have been observed between the New and Old schools. Mark Driscoll, for example, has identified what he considers to be four main differences between the two:
New Calvinism is missional and seeks to create and redeem culture.
New Calvinism is flooding into cities.
Old Calvinism was generally cessationist (i.e. believing the gifts of the Holy Spirit such as tongues and prophecy had ceased). New Calvinism is generally continuationist with regard to spiritual gifts.
New Calvinism is open to dialogue with other Christian positions.
This fourth distinctive is what Driscoll considers a vital component in being able to engage with contemporary society.
Jun. 22, 2020
Here’s part 3 of my interview with Penni.
Today, she discusses her involvement in the occult world & talks about the spiritual warfare that followed her afterwards.
You don’t want to miss this segment or the next.
We come back with Penni in a week & she ends her interview with me by talking about her involvement in Neo-Calvinism.
Lots to learn from her about the dangers of these false practices.
Jun. 18, 2020
Here’s the 2nd segment in this 4-part interview with my friend Penni.
Last week she covered Christian Science, this week she’ll be addressing Universalism, next week she’ll be talking about Occult Practices & the following week she’ll talk about Neo-Calvinism.
If you missed the 1st segment, here it is https://youtu.be/MMkWNmo_4cM or https://www.thelightofdeception.com/443307717
You don’t want to miss next week's segment on Occult Practices.
Jun. 7, 2020
Here’s the 1st part of this 4 part interview with Penni.
Today, Penni shares the struggles she faced being raised as a Christian Scientist.
She warns about the many pitfalls, delusional practices & mind over matter false doctrine that goes along with this dangerous religious belief.
Please stay tuned for her next 3 segments, where she covers her involvement in Universalism, Occult Practices, and Neo-Calvinism.
You don’t want to miss these timely warnings.
Christian Science Booklet - https://www.thelightofdeception.com/441284612