Worship: Culture and Theology

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He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. This is especially important since the true quality of our leadership is best measured by observing the habits, values, and behavior of those church leaders who serve with us. The Presbyterian congregations own their records. Harvey Herman, Jr., is staff training representative for the Assemblies of God Chi Alpha/Campus Ministries Department, Springfield, Missouri.
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Door Through Darkness: John of the Cross and Mysticism in

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Mosaics are comfortable with paradoxes and have no interest in institutions. Adoption of an amendment to the Bylaws shall require a two-thirds affirmative vote of those present and voting in the General Synod, and shall be effective upon adoption unless otherwise set forth in the vote. 1The General Synod declared the original Constitution of the United Church of Christ in force June, 1961, upon ratification of 2/3 of the Synods of the Evangelical and Reformed Church and by 2/3 of the Congregational Christian churches voting. 100 These Bylaws, consistent with the Constitution of the United Church of Christ, further define and/or regulate the General Synod and its relationships with the Covenanted, Affiliated, and Associated Ministries and Other Bodies which are related to the General Synod, and the United Church of Christ Board, and describe the free and voluntary relationships which the Local Churches, Associations, Conferences, and ordained, commissioned and licensed Ministers sustain with the General Synod and with one another.
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City of God, City of Satan

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The realization that the the church is not simply a building or a collection of programs. The church must aggressively reach out with evangelism, food, clothing, physical labor, counsel, and genuine love. The WCC has grown so close to the Roman Catholic Church that they now say, "The days of winning converts from each other are over. .. ." They are willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. It can include money for: Places of worship need to contribute 20% of the total costs - and the fund will not cover annual service charges or maintenance costs.
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Breathing New Life into Lent: A Collection of Creative

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As obvious as all this is in the realm of literal fruit (and our Lord has made a point of picking an analogy wherein we have no excuse and no chance to plead ignorance), is it not amazing that so many continue to persevere in indulging in bad "spiritual fruit", that is, in the lies and dissembling of false or otherwise inadequately or ill-prepared teachers? To rule over various religious disputes in the region. c. One can ask if the Bible is "God's revelation to humanity" or is it just a "record" of it?
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New Monasticism: What It Has to Say to Today's Church

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The answer: true spiritual experience flows from responding, by faith alone, to the objective, written Word of Truth. And secondly, of course, the SDA church agrees with and is teaching the very same Babylonian doctrines! In 1982, the Supreme Court sided with the IRS against Bob Jones. Jesus abhorred the Organized Church of His day. We are a church that is not limited to Sunday activities—we serve God in this place all week long. It might not be good marketing, but maybe churches should pick names describing what they really are.
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Faith and Fragmentation: Reflections on the Future of

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Reilly, Religious Liberty: No Exceptions!, Crisis Mag., Jan. 6, 2012, available at http://www.crisismagazine.com/2012/41931. 57 Letter from Stanley Carlson-Thies et al. to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U. Guided by His Spirit, I will always speak out in Truth and try my best to present in love as well although I fail miserably at times to be loving when it comes to these false teachers. Its formation is often depicted by the equation, 2+2=5.
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Divine Intimacy Vol. 3: 003

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A General Steel building helps keep your new church costs low and in getting your congregation into the sanctuary faster and more efficiently. The fact that the majority of those who are part of the visible church organization in the era of Sardis are either not following Christ as they should or are not true followers of Him at all can in no way and will in no way deter the Plan of God. The SDA church is united with the harlot daughter Protestant churches, the NCC, and the WCC--which are Babylon.
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William Williams (Cyfres Cip Ar Gymru / Wonder Wales)

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To date, any discovery of Noah's Ark, using the Bible, has proven to be a hoax. Bradley's radio ministry, which began in 1923, attracted five million listeners in its heyday. Rather, it’s the culmination of longstanding power struggles and grudges between the influential men who have led SGM—some of the same men accused of covering up for abusers or being abusers themselves. The prophets often acted as the finger of God challenging the state leaders, These included prophets Nathan, Elijah, Elisha, Amos, Jeremiah, Isaiah, among others.
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Divine Discontent: The Prophetic Voice of Thomas Merton

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Exemption or immunity is a government grant afforded only to certain classes of juristic persons. But it is better when acting politically in the public arena for believers to translate religiously-based beliefs into the traditions, language, and values of the secular order. Clearly discuss the points you would like discussed in the sermon (or sermon series) with the denominational official so that they can be of maximum assistance to set forth a positive, scriptural vision for ministry. 6) Promote the scriptural understanding of lay ministry.
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The Basic Inspiration of Religious Life

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They benefit all Americans, regardless of religion or lack thereof.” Dan Barker (co-president, the Freedom from Religion Foundation): By giving churches a tax exemption, government is endorsing religion over non-religion, argues Barker, a former minister who candidly admits taking advantage of the minister’s housing tax exemption in the past. “Whatever public good might stem from some religious activity, it is no greater than that accomplished by secular groups.
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