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  1. Then what gives Bible colleges, seminaries, music ministries, ect the right to send their information and catalogs to individual church members? Are they not in violation of the scriptural principle of local church authority? Shouldn't the pastor of a particular local church tell his people that if they seek any further education, resources, or material that they should ask him first? I guess Apollos was out of line for expounding the scriptures in the synagogue. He was not part of a particular local church. I guess Aquila and Priscilla were out of line for expounding unto him the way of God
  2. He did put her in a position of authority. He said to her "You can be in charge of the vacuum ministry."
  3. I can only go by what is said in his book, nothing more and nothing less. This woman had known habitual sins in her life and she came forward in an invitation telling the pastor that she wanted to serve God. At that point, the pastor should have dealt with her concerning her habitual sins. A perfect passage of scripture to use is 2 Timothy 2:19-21 - "Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silve
  4. She obviously wasn't "good enough" to teach a girl's Sunday School class.
  5. The book "The Right Path" is found on Google books and is available for anyone to read. I can't copy and paste the text but I summarize what I see as an error in judgment on page 94. There is a woman named Laura who got saved later in life and even though she was saved she still had a problem with cursing, smoking, and gambling. She came forward in an invitation and told Dr Chappell that she wanted to serve God. He knew that she wouldn't be able to teach a girl's Sunday School class so he decided to give her the job of vacuuming the church and calling it their "vacuum ministry". I call thi
  6. It is true that the Holy Spirit must be working on the person's heart in order for the person to have a change of heart. However, I have seen far too many preachers use this as a cop out for not dealing with sin in the church. I personally know a pastor in my area who refuses to deal with sin in his church because he has the attitude "let the Holy Spirit do the work." As far as I am concerned, he is a coward. John 10:13 - "The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep."
  7. We are not talking about "trashing" good schools. We are talking about exposing error and warning people about what is coming down the pike. If a church or a school publically proclaims that they are against contemporary Christian music then it is hypocritical for them to utilize contemporary Christian music in any fashion or form. Lancaster Baptist Church is not the only big name church that is following the contemporary path. North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, California is doing the same thing. On their website, Pastor Jack Trieber has a video warning churches and musicians about c
  8. I listened to a sample of this song on Stuart Townend's website. His use of rock music causes me to not only reject this song, but everything else that he has to offer. His music is a snare of the devil. Do not be deceived by his vain words. Ephesians 5:6 - "Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience."
  9. #1 - Are you educating your people so that they have a spiritual understanding of the dangers of contemporary Christian music? #2 - Show me scriptural proof that pointing out the error in any so-called "Christian organization" is wrong. Is it not your responsibility to educate your people on how to discern truth from error and how to avoid being snared by the devil? Hillsong music is a snare of the devil. #3 - The phrase "let the Holy Spirit do the work" is a coward's way of thinking. As a pastor, God gave you the responsibility to protect the sheep that God has entrusted to you from the w
  10. However, very few pastors are willing to warn their people against the dangers of contemporary Christian music. I have written a book concerning this issue (The Day the Music Died). I do not mention West Coast or Lancaster Baptist Church but I do mention Faith Music Missions and others. Am I wrong in doing so? You be the judge. Ezekiel 22:30 - "And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none."
  11. Whatever is being listened to at home will eventually find its way into the church.
  12. #1 - Darlene Zschech is a charismatic worship leader. #2 - Darlene Zschech uses rock music in her worship music. #3 - Independent Baptists ought not to be listening to rock music. #4 - Independent Baptists have no business using charismatic music.
  13. Why would a truly born again child of God want to even go to a state university for counseling training? It is illogical, unethical, and unbiblical.
  14. Dear Friends, My book "The Day the Music Died" is now available in printed form (it's about time). This is an 8 1/2" by 11" comb bound manuscript that has a total of 64 pages (for now I am doing the printing and binding myself). I am asking $10 per copy (postage paid) however I can only send them to United States addresses (no international orders). I will accept payment by PayPal, money order, or check. No minimum required (order as many or as few as you like, just be patient with me in the processing your order). Please email if interested. Sincerely, Bro Steve Smith brosmith@pione
  15. This is a common misconception. I believe that from the time of Christ until now that there has always been local churches that were independent and unaffiliated that held to what we call the Baptist distinctives. J. Frank Norris and G.B. Vick (along with others) withdrew from the Southern Baptist Convention and formed their own groups (Baptist Bible Fellowship and World Baptist Fellowship are the two main ones). They sought to unite "independent" Baptists under one umbrella.
  16. I have been an independent fundamental Baptist for 30 years. My observation is that the confusion does not come from extremist groups being called fundamentalists but from the wolves in sheeps clothing. Consider the following: #1 - I clarify my position as an independent Baptist by stating that I am unaffiliated. Many preachers and churches that call themselves independent Baptists are in reality affiliated with some man made organization. #2 - I clarify my position as a fundamental Baptist by stating that I believe in both personal and ecclesiatical separation (which means that I will not
  17. Just what is "the real world"? Are you implying that home school families live in a fantasy world? And just what is wrong with sheltering our children from a world of unbridled sin and debauchery? Godly parents do not want their children to be adjusted to the so-called "real world".
  18. Essential to what? When it comes to OBeying the word of God there is absolutely nothing that can be labeled as a non-essential. Example: Ephesians 5:11, "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." 2 Thessalonians 3:14, "And if any man OBey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed." There are many that are having fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness (such as those that support contemporary Christian music - which is only one example). In order for me to be OBedient to the word
  19. Your post is a perfect illustration of a statement that I make in my book The Day the Music Died (page 36): "If we allow music to be the focal point of our church services then we are well on our way to adopting the philosophy of the contemporary Christian music movement. Their philosophy equates worship with music and only music. This is why a so-called “worship leader” is nothing more than a glorified song leader that has a rock and roll band as a backup."
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  21. This is the type of thing that prompted me to write my book The Day the Music Died.
  22. 1 Corinthians 11:18,19 - "For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you." In these verses we find that divisions cause heresies (false doctrine). The Lord's supper is supposed to bring the church together as a unified body. But instead we find divisions and heresies. The heresy that has taken over the protestant churches (and even a lot of Baptist churches) is the practice of open communion (which allow
  23. I would like to add a few comments from a pastor's perspective: #1 - The entire great commission is both an individual and church responsibility. As an individual we have the God-given responsibility to give out the gospel and to disciple those who get saved. Baptism is the very first step of OBedience for a child of God and because of this no discipleship can happen until the newly saved believer is baptized. The local church is Biblically responsible for the oversight of the great commission and is the only institution that has Christ's authority to baptize people. In the case of Ph
  24. I think you are asking the wrong question. It would be better to ask, "What secular movies/TV/music should a Christian be watching/listening to." The moral content of anything should be judged by the word of God but remember, if the world produced it then it will always be morally flawed. As we walk closer to God the things of this world should grow strangely dim (turn your eyes upon Jesus). If the things of this world become too important to us then spiritual things are set aside for a fleeting moment of pleasure.
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