Archive for the ‘Spurgeon’ Category

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Online Discernmentalist Mafia Products

August 24, 2008

OK, The success of the ODMafia got me thinking. Why not merchandise it? LOL!

Now you can get your Spurgeon Coffee mug and show off you love for the Spurg.

Proceeds go to iggyROCKS!

We do more than play music. We also have adopted a pastor in Mauritus. Help us send books and other helpful items to Pastor Jean Claude.

Hopefully we will be able to expand more and help others.

Be blessed,
iggy

Coming soon, the Luther’s Stein

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Online Discernmentalist Mafia Products

August 24, 2008

OK, The success of the ODMafia got me thinking. Why not merchandise it? LOL!

Now you can get your Spurgeon Coffee mug and show off you love for the Spurg.

Proceeds go to iggyROCKS!

We do more than play music. We also have adopted a pastor in Mauritus. Help us send books and other helpful items to Pastor Jean Claude.

Hopefully we will be able to expand more and help others.

Be blessed,
iggy

Coming soon, the Luther’s Stein

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Gospel of Jesus Christ or Gospel of Spurgeon?

July 22, 2008

Now, before anyone thinks this is a “I hate Spurgeon!” rant it is not. I do not “hate” Spurgeon. In fact I enjoy some of his sermons and writing, though I disagree with some also. Spurgeon was just a man.

I found one of these the other day. It is a 1 billion dollar bill and it poses the question on the back:

“The billion dollar question: Will you go to Heaven? Here’s a quick test. Have you ever told a lie, stolen anything, or used God’s name in vain? Jesus said, “Whoever looks upon a woman to lust after her has committed adultery already with her in his heart.” Have you looked with lust? Will you be guilty on Judgment Day? If you have done those things God sees you as a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer at heart. The Bible warns that if you are guilty you will end up in Hell. That’s not God’s will. He sent His Son to suffer and die on the cross for you. Jesus took your punishment upon Himself -“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Then He rose from the dead and defeated death. Please, repent (turn from sin) today and trust in Jesus, and God will grant you everlasting life. Then read your Bible daily and obey it. “

Now, this is the question and Jesus is the answer, why is Spurgeon on the dollar and not Jesus? Also, Jesus overcame sin and death… God sent His Son to redeem an already condemned world. In the message I really do not have much disagreement. Yet, to see Spurgeon’s image when it was Jesus on the Cross and who rose from the dead is a bit… well… strange. The other question is why was this in a newspaper rack in front of a casino… and how effective is this method?

Any thoughts?

iggy

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Gospel of Jesus Christ or Gospel of Spurgeon?

July 22, 2008

Now, before anyone thinks this is a “I hate Spurgeon!” rant it is not. I do not “hate” Spurgeon. In fact I enjoy some of his sermons and writing, though I disagree with some also. Spurgeon was just a man.

I found one of these the other day. It is a 1 billion dollar bill and it poses the question on the back:

“The billion dollar question: Will you go to Heaven? Here’s a quick test. Have you ever told a lie, stolen anything, or used God’s name in vain? Jesus said, “Whoever looks upon a woman to lust after her has committed adultery already with her in his heart.” Have you looked with lust? Will you be guilty on Judgment Day? If you have done those things God sees you as a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer at heart. The Bible warns that if you are guilty you will end up in Hell. That’s not God’s will. He sent His Son to suffer and die on the cross for you. Jesus took your punishment upon Himself -“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Then He rose from the dead and defeated death. Please, repent (turn from sin) today and trust in Jesus, and God will grant you everlasting life. Then read your Bible daily and obey it. “

Now, this is the question and Jesus is the answer, why is Spurgeon on the dollar and not Jesus? Also, Jesus overcame sin and death… God sent His Son to redeem an already condemned world. In the message I really do not have much disagreement. Yet, to see Spurgeon’s image when it was Jesus on the Cross and who rose from the dead is a bit… well… strange. The other question is why was this in a newspaper rack in front of a casino… and how effective is this method?

Any thoughts?

iggy

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Do we live by "Christianity" or by Jesus.

October 9, 2007

I have to wonder at some of critics that are out there.

I have seen these things.

1. A person write against Erwin McManus’ “the Barbarian Way” as he took the side of the civilized religionist… proudly!
2. A person add to statements so that they fit their critic…
3. People who lift up foul mouthed reformers like Martin Luther then attack Mark Driscoll. (Martin Luther like to use colorful scatological language.)
4. People who when challenged for their teaching as being biblical quote Spurgeon to prove it is!
5. People who condemn me for “playing down heaven and hell” and that the Gospel is all about “me”… I have to laugh as it is them who say “I got saved so I will not go to Hell and I get to go to Heaven”… I state that God came through Jesus to preach the Kingdom of God and that I am privileged to be called and enter into His Kingdom. Heaven is a by product of the big picture God is doing… and so is my salvation… so I am wondering… were is this all about me. Yet, it seems that many do accuse myself and others, then turn around and preach a “me-driven” gospel themselves! The focus of Christianity is not me, but Jesus Christ.

Now, here is the big difference that I see and it is summed up it this quote by Chris P.

“I believe that Mike’s point is that the majority of those claiming christianity, which is a religion btw, are not necessarily true saints.”

Notice that “Christianity is a religion to Chris and if you look at the other examples that seems to be the consensus of this group! It is not a relationship with God through the death, burial and resurrection of His Son Jesus and then being filled with the Holy Spirit! Nope, it is a religion that is civilized and controllable and that can be understood by mere human reasoning.

They worship a controlled God of their own vain imaginations!

Then they accuse others of being me-based, when their whole religion is the same as the Pharisees who thought they could get God to move by their strict obedience to the Law.

God is sovereign and in no way impressed with man’s religion. He is impressed only with His Son and those who depend totally on Jesus for salvation.

Be Blessed,
iggy

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Do we live by "Christianity" or by Jesus.

October 9, 2007

I have to wonder at some of critics that are out there.

I have seen these things.

1. A person write against Erwin McManus’ “the Barbarian Way” as he took the side of the civilized religionist… proudly!
2. A person add to statements so that they fit their critic…
3. People who lift up foul mouthed reformers like Martin Luther then attack Mark Driscoll. (Martin Luther like to use colorful scatological language.)
4. People who when challenged for their teaching as being biblical quote Spurgeon to prove it is!
5. People who condemn me for “playing down heaven and hell” and that the Gospel is all about “me”… I have to laugh as it is them who say “I got saved so I will not go to Hell and I get to go to Heaven”… I state that God came through Jesus to preach the Kingdom of God and that I am privileged to be called and enter into His Kingdom. Heaven is a by product of the big picture God is doing… and so is my salvation… so I am wondering… were is this all about me. Yet, it seems that many do accuse myself and others, then turn around and preach a “me-driven” gospel themselves! The focus of Christianity is not me, but Jesus Christ.

Now, here is the big difference that I see and it is summed up it this quote by Chris P.

“I believe that Mike’s point is that the majority of those claiming christianity, which is a religion btw, are not necessarily true saints.”

Notice that “Christianity is a religion to Chris and if you look at the other examples that seems to be the consensus of this group! It is not a relationship with God through the death, burial and resurrection of His Son Jesus and then being filled with the Holy Spirit! Nope, it is a religion that is civilized and controllable and that can be understood by mere human reasoning.

They worship a controlled God of their own vain imaginations!

Then they accuse others of being me-based, when their whole religion is the same as the Pharisees who thought they could get God to move by their strict obedience to the Law.

God is sovereign and in no way impressed with man’s religion. He is impressed only with His Son and those who depend totally on Jesus for salvation.

Be Blessed,
iggy

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I am told I hate, I warn in Love…

May 5, 2007
The Religionist sees the warnings of his folly as hate, yet it is love that drives a man to face those who oppose him so that God will be glorified in the Religionists turning…
Tozer wrote of a warning in the Pursiut of God to the relgionist to not see that resting on ones justification and thinking that union with God is the end of all things. “We have been snared in the coils of a spurious logic which insists that if we have found Him, we need no more seek Him” Yet, to find God or to be found by God, is not the end of our relationship with God. We need to still press in to His Heart. Or as Tozer also states, “To have found God and still to pursue Him is the Soul’s paradox of love, scorned indeed by the too easily satisfied religionist, but justified in happy experience by the children of the burning heart”.
The Religionist thinks in his “rationalist mind” that once he has found Jesus he then has no need and can learn doctrines which then replace Jesus… This is subtle and dangerous… for doctrines are useless to a man if a man depends on them for salvation… For it is Christ Jesus Who is the foundation of anything built by a believer which must be built on. A Religionist will fight for his doctrine over the very Grace and Mercy of God… even forsaking the Ministry of Reconciliation to appease his own desires to justify himself before other men… for he does not fear God. If he did he would turn in great wonder and lament in his own works and rejoice in the Coming of his salvation.
The Religionist only hears his own thunder… it echos and he likes that he can hear himself… He loves it more when others join in his thunder as this feeds his ego.
The Religionst proudly calls himself a Religionist… as he should and pride is second nature to him. He cares little for the feelings of others. He cares only that he hears “Amen’s” to his voice… even if in his heart he fears he may be wrong! Yet, pride blinds him from guenuine love… and if he rebukes you… it is like an abusive father who beats his children in his anger.
A religionist does have one good thing. He drives the True Believer from his church… and his “truth”. He drives him farther away into the very arms of our Savior… In that the rebuke will only one day be laid at the feet of the Religionist… not as a prize but as retribution for causing harm to one of His Little Ones…
Again, if a Religionist read this he sees himself, yet will only go and justify himself and deceived weak willed women to his persuasive arguments…
Before a Religionist accuses me and states i am a hypocrite… I might remind him that the rebuke I give is the rebuke that every great Christian preacher has stated before. To stand against this rebuke is to stand against Spurgeon, Tozer, Paul and Jesus Himself.
Blessings,
iggy