No wonder so many people are single. A few years ago, I spoke to a group of high-schoolers about the Jewish idea of love. Love is that feeling you get when you meet the right person.
Why I Left Calvary Chapel: The idea that we can not know truth, that it is not important or that it divides rather than unites is paramount to modern evangelicalism. It is a running joke that some churches can get along with a statement of faith that fits on the back of a bulletin.
What does that mean?! I have found that this is not limited to the non-reformed. There is an acceptable degree of consumerism by which I must find a church in this fallen world and it is only in confessional churches where I have been handed material upon material to read concerning the one thing that counts… DOCTRINE.
Too many churches are aiming at doctrinal ambiguity and hoping to attract people by their atmosphere, cool worship, funny pastor, amneties, young crowd, etc… I like the fact that reformed churches are confessional and historical, check out the OPC.
If I want to know what they believe I can read the westminister confession. It is quite a work! In fact it is a direct product of the reformation and full of scripture for reference. They also have a manual on church discipline, a manual on the deaconate, eldership, etc… Nothing is a surprise.
They have been standing on the shoulders of giants since the reformation and have years of experience and mistakes to draw from. As far as Calvary Chapel is concerned: But the gospel is simple, right?
Christians have watched brilliant theologians mutilate, twist, and pervert the Word of God. Disgusted with these ways of turning the truth of God into a lie, some Christians have eschewed learning itself, whether past and present.
Can the great God and Creator whose mighty acts and wondrous character confront us on every page of Scripture be reduced to a scant few beliefs? The simplicity of the gospel is precious, but its simplicity never robs it of its profundity.
Place a rose in the hand of a child, and that child can see that it is a beautiful, fragrant flower, a gift of God. But place a rose in the hand of Luther Burbank, and without losing any of his simple, child-like wonder and appreciation for its beauty, he could devote a lifetime exploring its profound complexity… Some Christians harbor the notion that doctrine divides people.
But true doctrine unites rather than divides. True doctrine teaches us about Christ, who is the Truth, the Word from above. When we teach and keep the truth about him, we are bound together in an eternal bond.
The truth unites us to God and to each other. Theological education itself became more instrumental. Simple dogmatic formulations were considered sufficient.
The churches withdrew from intellectual encounters with the secular world, gave up the idea that religion is a part of the whole life of intellectual experience, and often abandoned the field of rational studies on the assumption that they were the natural province of science alone.
People wanted to decide for themselves which church came closest to their views. Priority of the Word. This is why you find such inconsistency in a preachers understanding of the gospel from Calvary Chapel to Calvary Chapel.WE WILL CONSIDER VINTAGE UK VINYL FOR TRADES FOR HIFI OR UPGRADES-REPAIRS.
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What is love? What is not love?
Many believe love is a sensation that magically generates when Mr. or Ms. Right appears. No wonder so many people are single. A bird's eye view of the vineyard. (1) Leave the name field empty if you want to post as Anonymous.
It's preferable that you choose a name so it becomes clear who said what. James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books including (non-fiction) The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere, The Long Emergency, and Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology and the Fate of the Nation.
If there is anything that Calvary Chapel prides itself in it’s in the fact that it is non-denominational. An excerpt from a popular Calvary Chapel website states, “Calvary Chapel is a non-denominational church movement focused on the inerrancy of the Bible and the expository teaching from Genesis to Revelation.”.