Sunday, September 12, 2010

Let's Get Back To Church...

Hebrews 10:25 ~"Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some [is]; but exhorting [one another]: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."

Thank God for the mission of "occupy" (Lk. 19:13). Though it's not always easy, it is timely and full of blessings not only for me and us, but for all them who are touched in the process.

For sure, we're certainly not the largest, nor are we the greatest, but you'll be hard pressed to find any more dedicated to Christ...News WEEK 25 Peoria delivered a pleasant surprise to us:



Why Is This Important?

Materialism and naturalism fails on every hand, is unsatisfying when addressing life's most complicated questions with consistency, and reason is not incompatible with faith...in fact faith is a more reasonable proposition than naturalism on every account. The evidence for God is abundant and the very reason for any existence is found in faith and far exceeds the rationalizations offered by naturalism.

Secondly, God through his institution of the church, offers individuals tangible experiences which cannot simply be discarded as myth or wishful thinking. God through his church continues to change lives for the better. Naturalistic premises offer no such hope or potential for change. In fact the predetermination that bind naturalistic explanations defy any potential individual change other than those genetically or naturalistically predetermined. These facts are supportable.

Thank God for HIS church!

Matt. 16:16-18 ~ "16-And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17-And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed [it] unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 18-And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."


Blessed!

8 comments:

  1. This is awesome Pastor Burnett. If I lived in Peoria, you know where Id be a member.

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  2. Thanks Elder...We do what we do because The God in us won't allow us to quit...It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog!

    Acts 2:47~"Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved."

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  3. May The LORD continue to add to His Church in your local assembly Pastor!!

    Praise Him!

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  4. Sad shame, we're trying to encourage people to come back to church and these people are doing their level best to destroy it with lust, greed and all the garbage of sin.

    Lord please help and have mercy on us and the families and children effected by all the mess that the church is experiencing...in Jesus name we do pray!

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  5. What is your interpretation of hell
    Do you believe or teaching a literal hell?
    Is the English word church a proper translation ?

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    1. That is covered elsewhere on the blog. One is here: http://bethelburnett.blogspot.com/search?q=literal+hell

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  6. Quote "is not incompatible with faith...in fact faith is a more reasonable proposition than naturalism on every account. The evidence for God is abundant and the very reason for any existence is found in faith and far exceeds the rationalizations offered by naturalism."
    Wow extreme claims I'm intrigued , will you expound on these claims.

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    1. Before you "attempt" to debate me, you should know some of my positions. Like some of our dear friends at Debunking know, you should at least be versed in what I actually argue before engaging in assumption fallacies. I don;t want a long protracted argument on the existence of the world. My positions are clear...now what is yours?

      http://bethelburnett.blogspot.com/2012/07/along-came-spider-morgan-freeman-we.html

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