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KEN HAM’S CHRISTIAN ROCK CONCERT (Friday Church News Notes, May 26, 2017,,, 866-295-4143) - Toward the end of April, Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis (AiG) interviewed the CCM group Casting Crowns at his Ark Encounter museum and boldly promoted Christian rock to his supporters (“Casting Crowns at Ark Encounter,” Apr. 27, 2017, YouTube). During the interview, Mr. Ham said he was looking forward to hosting a Christian rock concert at the Ark Encounter featuring... Read More
Third Generation Baptist Preacher Committed to Emerging Church
     The emerging church, its philosophy and direction, is illustrated by Chris Seay of Ecclesia (Church) in Houston, Texas. The emerging church is all about living as I please, about not being restricted by old biblical mores.
    Seay is a third generation Baptist pastor and the author of Faith of My Fathers: Conversations with Three Generations of Pastors about Church, Ministry, and Culture.
    In this book Seay describes how that his father and grandfather pastored traditional Southern Baptist churches. His grandfather pastored Magnum Oaks Baptist Church in Houston for 28 years but it closed its doors in 2002, soon after he retired.... Read More
Changes Within the Independent Baptist Movement
    The following is an expanded edition of a reply I gave to a missionary who wrote to express concern about IB churches that are “adapting” CCM.
There is a fierce battle raging within the Independent Baptist (IB) movement between those who are committed to the old Bible paths and those who are enticed by a new way. When I was saved in 1973 and joined an IB church a couple of months later it was assumed that practically every IB church was committed to the old paths. The SBC was universally condemned for its worldliness and theological compromise. A large percentage of IB churches had come out of the Convention and they tended to be plainspoken about its error. Today, a lot of former Ind. Baptists have gone back into the SBC... Read More
The Divine Inspiration of Isaiah
    Few books of the Bible have been attacked so viciously by theologians than Isaiah, and this is not surprising in light of its amazing Messianic prophecies. The devil hates this book. Those who have torn apart Isaiah’s book are no less demonic and wicked than those who tore apart his body!
    1. The liberal attack: Until the late 1700s, “virtually all Jewish and Christian scholars accepted Isaiah as one long prophecy by one very gifted writer, Isaiah the son of Amoz” (Bible Believer’s Commentary). “Jewish tradition has uniformly ascribed the entire book to Isaiah. The Dead Sea Scrolls include a complete copy of the Book of Isaiah, thus... Read More
Friday Church News Notes
SOLOGAMY: SELF-MARRIAGE (Friday Church News Notes, May 19, 2017,, 866-295-4143) - Sologamy or self-marriage, the most extreme example of self-love in an age of self-love, has been growing over the past few years. Sologamy began about 15 years ago in California and has spread across America and to other nations. The practice, which so far... Read More
Roman Catholic Church Puts Mary on the Cross
    In spite of claims of contemporary Catholic propagandists, the Roman Catholic Church worships Mary. She has been exalted as the sinless Mother of God who was bodily assumed into Heaven and crowned Queen of the Universe by Jesus Christ. According to Roman Catholic doctrine, Mary sits on Jesus’ throne and acts as His co-mediatrix.
    In the Church of the Mother of God of Polish Martyrs in... Read More
The Emerging Church: The 21st Century Face of New Evangelicalsim
    The emerging church is simply the twenty-first century face of New Evangelicalism. Andy Crouch calls the emerging church “post-evangelicalism.” He says: “The emerging movement is a protest against much of evangelicalism as currently practiced. It is post-evangelical in the way that neo-evangelicalism (in the 1950s) was post-fundamentalist. It would not be unfair to call it postmodern evangelicalism” (“The Emergent Mystique,” Christianity Today, Nov. 2004).
    The late Robert Webber also observed the association between the emerging church and the neo-evangelicalism of the 1940s and 1950s. He taught that the emerging church is the latest of four movements that have occurred within evangelicalism since 1946, the first being neo-evangelicalism... Read More
Early Baptists Required Faithful Church Attendance
    Church members today often display an amazingly cavalier attitude toward church attendance. It is not uncommon for churches that run 200 in attendance on Sunday mornings to have half or less of that number back on Sunday night and even fewer for the mid-week service. Church membership was treated much more seriously in Baptist churches four hundred years ago.
    The following is from Adam Taylor’s The History of the English General Baptists [London: 1818], Volume I (see below for book information):
    The general Baptists of the 16th and 17th centuries so respected the nature and importance of assemblies for public worship that the wilful neglect of them was considered as disorderly conduct, which called for the censure of the church. A constant inspection was exercised over the attendance of the members: persons were appointed to take down the names of the absentees, and report them to the elders; and nothing but reasons of obvious importance were ... Read More
“And it's been beautiful to see over the last few years how that Catholics around the world have lifted the songs of our (Hillsong) church...”Friday Church News Notes
ILLSONG BOLDLY PROMOTES UNITY WITH ROME (Friday Church News Notes, May 12, 2017,,, 866-295-4143) - Hillsong publishes the most influential contemporary Christian music today, and Hillsong is also at the forefront of building a “one world church” through ecumenical unity. Recently the senior pastor of Hillsong Phoenix made the following statement via video: “I’m Dr. Terry Crist, the senior pastor of City of Grace [Hillsong Phoenix], and the Chair for the [Arizona] Governor’s Council of Faith and Community Partnership. And I want to congratulate Dr. Gary Kinnaman, Joe Tuscany, [Catholic] Bishop [Thomas]... Read More
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