More About ‘Sinner Sensitive’

“…But I Know This Guy Who’s REEEAAALLLY Seeking God!”

Category: Church Issues, Media, Sinner Sensitive

Lane Chaplin introduces this video by saying: The majority of us can read the title of this video and relate it to a person we’ve encountered at some point who claims to know someone who’s “REEEAAAALLLY seeking hard after God” because the person started attending the local Sensitive-To-Please-Unbelief “Church” or a local youth group, etc. [...]

10 Ways to Commit Spiritual Suicide

Category: Charismania, Church Issues, Discernment, Emergent Church, Evangelism, Media, Persecution, Purpose Driven, Sin, Sinner Sensitive, Word Faith, Worldliness

Advocates of Compromise

Category: Charismania, Church Issues, Discernment, Emergent Church, Purpose Driven, Quotes, Sinner Sensitive, Word Faith

Any evangelism which by appeal to common interests and chatter about current events seeks to establish a common ground where the sinner can feel at home is as false as the altars of Baal ever were… One of the most popular current errors, and… being carried on in evangelical circles these days, is the notion [...]

Baptizing the Masses with a Watered-down Gospel

Category: Church Issues, Discernment, Quotes, Sinner Sensitive

“When a sinner wanders into the church and sits through skits, mimes, interpretive dances, and the like, and yet never hears a clear, convicting message about his dangerous and tenuous spiritual situation– that he is a depraved sinner headed for an eternal fire because he is a daily offense to a holy God– how can [...]

Christian? Christ-follower!

Category: Church Issues, Discernment, Emergent Church, Media, Sinner Sensitive

“It is my opinion that tens of thousands of people, if not millions, have been brought into some kind of religious experience by accepting Christ, and they have not been saved.” – A.W. Tozer It’s true that many churches have been filled due to the sinner friendly movement. If you appeal to the fleshly desires [...]

Does Your Church Teach Only Parts of The Truth?

Category: Church Issues, Media, Sinner Sensitive

God’s Wonderful Plan

Category: Church Issues, Discernment, Media, Sinner Sensitive

He Never Sought to Amuse Them

Category: Quotes, Sinner Sensitive

Jesus pitied sinners, pleaded with them, sighed over them, warned them, and wept over them; but He never sought to amuse them!  When many of His disciples turned away, because of the searching nature of His preaching–I do not find there was any attempt to bring them back, by resorting to something more pleasant to [...]

Hell’s Best Kept Secret

Category: Church Issues, Evangelism, Media, Sinner Sensitive, Teaching

Why do 80-90% of those making a decision for Christ fall away from the faith? What is the principle that Spurgeon, Wesley, Whitefield, etc., used to reach the lost? Why have the Church neglected it? Don”t let anything stop you from listening to this incredible teaching.

How Does Your Church Measure Success?

Category: Church Issues, Media, Sinner Sensitive

Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart, but we have renounced the)things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. And even if our [...]

How to Fill Your Church With False Converts

Category: Compromise, Humor, Media, Sinner Sensitive

How To Identify Terrorists In The Church, by John MacArthur

Category: Church Issues, Discernment, Emergent Church, Sermons, Sinner Sensitive, Teaching

Apprising Ministries is very pleased to point you to this MUST hear message from Dr. John MacArthur, one of the few real preachers of the Word of God that our generation has been given: Within the church . . . who are Satan’s Al-Qaeda? What are their motives? Are spiritual terrorists out to destroy church [...]

If We Are Silent About These Things

Category: Compromise, Quotes, Sin, Sinner Sensitive

“…some will assure us that it is a waste of time preaching to modern hearers about the law and sin, for (it is said) such things mean nothing to them. Instead (it is suggested) we should appeal to the needs which they feel already, and present Christ to them simply as One who gives peace, [...]

Keys For Those Who Don’t Want People Saved In Their Altar Calls

Category: Sinner Sensitive

I went to a church once where, after the people at the altar “invited Jesus into their hearts,” the pastor said, “Just follow Derrick out to the back room and he’ll put some material into your hands which will explain what just happened.” Ah, I’m sorry, but if you need to explain what just happened, [...]

Little Boys Trying to Play Men of God

Category: Church Issues, Media, Purpose Driven, Sinner Sensitive

“If you are a lost unregenerate Hell bound church member, then you will need all sorts of things to motivate you for the Christian life, you’ll need to go to a church where it’s like a six-flags over Jesus, they have every sort of thing you can imagine to keep you entertained. They have program [...]

Man’s Total Depravity

Category: Quotes, Sinner Sensitive

“It is our deep conviction that the vital question most needing to be raised today is this: Is man a totally and thoroughly depraved creature by nature? Does he enter the world completely ruined and helpless, spiritually blind and dead in trespasses and sins? According as is our answer to that question, so will be [...]

Paul Washer on the Seeker Sensitive Movement

Category: Christianity, Media, Sinner Sensitive

A while ago I used to attend a rather popular church here. I can remember one particular night at Bible study, where we were trying to figure out why it was that although we had no trouble inviting people to church, we had great difficulty keeping them interested in God. I never did figure this [...]

Preaching The Truth Outside Osteen’s Church

Category: Church Issues, Discernment, Evangelism, Media, Sinner Sensitive

This post comes from Christian Research Network. This man preached the message that Joel Osteen refuses to preach and he had the guts to do it right outside of Lakewood Church.

Prosperity Praise

Category: Charismania, Church Issues, Humor, Media, Sinner Sensitive, Word Faith

Purpose Driven Lie

Category: Church Issues, Purpose Driven, Sinner Sensitive

THE issue of the gospel, sin and repentance is central to biblical Christianity. But it is when this centrality is usurped for a social gospel of love, tolerance and acceptance that the church detours from the straight and narrow path to a winding multilane highway leading away from God and the salvation He offers. The [...]

Real Preachers of Genius: Seeker-Sensitive Mega Church Guy

Category: Humor, Media, Sinner Sensitive

 

Redefining the Gospel

Category: Charismania, Church Issues, Compromise, Discernment, Emergent Church, General Topics, Purpose Driven, Sermons, Sinner Sensitive, Worldliness

How do we appropriately present the gospel to a world with so many varying world views? Is the church recontextualizing or redefining the unchanging gospel? In this video Jacob Prasch from Moriel Ministries explains how the church of Laodicea, the final church mentioned in Revelation 3, really is (as it’s name means) the church of [...]

Rick Warren: Three Primary Concerns, by Tim Challies

Category: Church Issues, Purpose Driven, Sinner Sensitive

A few years ago I was handed a copy of The Purpose Driven Life and told that I really ought to read it. I knew almost nothing of Rick Warren or his Purpose Driven material, so decided I would read this book that, judging by the shelf space it had been given at the Christian [...]

Scratching Itches

Category: Church Issues, Sinner Sensitive

R.C. Sproul and Al Mohler share their thoughts on the seeker-sensitive movement. “…It’s a strategy of unbelief. The ‘minister’ wants to grow his church, the ‘minister’ wants to see success, and so he’s looking for all these programs and all these techniques to get people to come in… But he never goes over the bridge [...]

The Best Way to Promote Unity

Category: Church Issues, Discernment, Emergent Church, Purpose Driven, Quotes, Sinner Sensitive

“The best way to promote unity is to promote truth. It will not do for us to be all united together by yielding to one another‘s mistakes. We are to ‘love each other in Christ’ but we are not to be so united that we are not able to see each other’s faults, and especially [...]

The Five Fold Goofs of the “Seeker Sensitive” Church Growth Movement

Category: Purpose Driven, Sinner Sensitive

Cameron Buettel begins a five part series addressing the errors that come from the “seeker sensitive” church growth models of evangelism. These can be found on his new website, “The Bottom Line with Cameron Buettel“.

The Irrelevant Church?

Category: Quotes, Sinner Sensitive

“I do not think for a moment that the church should aspire to become irrelevant. There is always a need for Christians to speak the gospel into their own context. Rather, my concern is with the ever present danger of over-contextualizing. Consider what happens to a church that is always trying to appeal to an [...]

The Scarlet Woman

Category: Church Issues, Discernment, Emergent Church, Sinner Sensitive

The following excerpts were written by Mike Ratliff from Possessing the Treasure. Right now as you read this God is calling His people again to turn away from empty religion in brokenness and repentance to walk before Him with penitent hearts in full obedience. The Church in our time is very sick. Its leaders have [...]

Todd Friel – “The Willow Creek Admission Of Failure Was Predicted For Years!”

Category: Church Issues, Media, Sinner Sensitive

Charles Spurgeon once asked, are we feeding sheep or amusing goats? Survey says Willow Creek’s “seeker sensitive” methods actually don’t work. Surprise, surprise… Visit Truth Matters to listen to the second part of this audio clip from the Way of the Master Radio show. “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy, and [...]

What Does Joel Osteen Know?

Category: Church Issues, Media, Sinner Sensitive

Joel Osteen doesn’t know if Jesus is the only way, but he does know that Hindus love God!

What does the Bible say about Benny Hinn?

Category: Charismania, Church Issues, Discernment, Media, Sinner Sensitive

What Happened to Expository Preaching? by Alistair Begg

Category: Christianity, Church Issues, Discernment, Emergent Church, Purpose Driven, Sermons, Sinner Sensitive, Teaching

“We’ve become very familiar with preaching that, pays scant attention to the Bible; is self-focused; and is consequently only capable of making the most superficial impact upon the lives of the listeners. This would be bad enough were it not for the fact, that large sections of the church who listen to this kind of [...]

When Jesus isn’t interesting enough…

Category: Church Issues, Compromise, Sinner Sensitive, Worldliness

This video is terrible. You may need to turn your volume up as the sound quality is very low.

Where are all the True Preachers of the Word of God?!

Category: Church Issues, Discernment, Media, Purpose Driven, Sinner Sensitive

“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to [...]

Why Be Negative?

Category: Church Issues, Quotes, Sinner Sensitive

People say, ‘Do not be negative; let us be positive; let us just preach the simple gospel’. But the Bible is full of negatives, full of warnings, ever showing us these terrible possibilities. If you find in yourself a dislike of the warnings of the Scripture and of this negative teaching, it is obvious that [...]

World, Christians Have Same Behavior Patterns

Category: Church Issues, Compromise, Discernment, Quotes, Sinner Sensitive, Worldliness

The following quote comes from OldTruth “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world.” This sentence in Romans 12:2 has two key words: “world,” which is actually “age” (aion, meaning, “this present age” in contrast to “the age to come”); and “do not conform,” which is a compound having at its root [...]