Sunday, May 18, 2008

Interview on the resolution

Paul Dean and Kevin Boling, hosts of the daily talk radio show, Calling for Truth, have asked me to join them Monday, May 19, 2008 1 PM Eastern time for their program. We are scheduled to talk about the resolution on integrity in church membership that I have submitted to the Resolutions Committee of Southern Baptist Convention.

You can listen to the program live or find an archived version of it after today at the Calling for Truth website. Click on the "Listen Online" button on the top right. Or, if you are in the Greensville, SC area, you may listen at Christiantalk 660. The phone number to use in order to participate in the conversation is 1-888-660-WLFJ(9535).

14 comments:

Wyman Richardson said...

Thanks for this Tom. Will be praying for you during the interview.

Kris said...

Tom,
I can listen to 660 am from NE Georgia where I live and work. The program is great and I'm glad that they are interviewing you. Yesterday we had a Deacon's meeting and we were going over a new constitution. I brought recommendations of stricter church membership(only in the sense that Deacons or Elders interview the potential member before granting membership) and regenerate church membership by reforming the church rolls. I told them that we are lying on our resume and we know it. I don't think that it will get changed, but at least it's being talked about. I pray that your resolution will also create moer talk that will result in change and that God will be glorified,

I Mitchell said...

Tom,
I wanted to share the good news the Dr Charles Stanley Preached tnis past Sunday.

I and many other Christians that I know have followed Dr, Charles Stanley for many years. I being of Reformed belief have held Dr. Stanley Ministry in higher regards than some Reformed Ministries. Dr. Stanley has never Preached the full Gospel until today Sunday May 18, 2008. I rejoice and Praise the Lord for Dr Stanley’s preaching on God’s Grace and being Predestinated Before the Foundation of the World. I have shared this past year how my mother taught me about The Lamb’s Book of Life. Ephesians 1:3. Listen to Dr Charles Stanley’s online Sermon and tell me what you think.

Wayne Smith

John said...

Great work, Tom. Keep it up. May the Lord be honored, regardless of the outcome.

Mr. Smith, I've always suspected that Dr. Stanley believed the entire gospel. That's great news.

Larry said...

Integrity - interesting that one would find it necessary for such a resolution in a Christian setting.
Larry

Jeff said...
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johnMark said...

I Mitchell (Wayne),

Do you attend Charles Stanley's church? If not, where did you hear him preach the full Gospel?

Thanks,

Mark

I Mitchell said...

JohnMark

We record and listen to Dr. Stanley’s In Touch Ministries every Sunday before and after our Church and fellowship. You can listen to it here. I will post the sermon outline for you. All of this is on In Touch’s Web Site for to Peruse.
http://www.intouch.org/site/c.dhKHIXPKIuE/b.2264355/

Sermon Outline
Our God of Grace:
How Grace Changes Everything, Part 1
Charles F. Stanley
Scripture: 1 Peter 5:8-11
I. Introduction: Many believers don’t have an accurate perception of the Lord. He’s not a distant, unloving judge, but a God of grace.
A. All About Grace
1. Grace can be defined as God’s undeserved, unearned favor, goodness, kindness, and love toward us.
2. Grace is a free gift that cannot be earned (Eph. 2:8-9; Rom. 11:6).
3. God’s grace is mentioned 150 times in the New Testament. Paul opened and closed his letters by mentioning it. This means the Lord’s unearned favor is at the heart of Christianity.
4. G-R-A-C-E is “God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.” Our sin-debt was paid in full through Jesus’ death on the cross. We have the privilege of coming to His throne with all our requests.
5. Mercy is not getting what we deserve—namely, punishment for our sins. Grace is getting what we don’t deserve—that is, favor from God.
B. Because of God’s grace…
1. He has chosen and predestined us (Eph. 1:3-6).
2. He has justified us (Rom. 3:23-26). Apart from grace, we would experience eternal death (Ezek. 18: 4, 20).
3. He has given us an eternal position in heaven (Eph. 2:1-8). We are living examples of God’s grace.
4. We can not only endure suffering but also profit from it (2 Cor. 12:8-9). His grace makes us able to face trials.
5. We are called to serve Him (Gal. 1:1-6, 15-16).
6. We have been given spiritual gifts (Rom. 12:6-8; 2 Cor. 9:6-8).
7. He provides for all our needs (2 Cor. 9:8).
II. Closing: God’s grace is a gift offered to all humanity. However, each person must be willing to receive the gift before he or she can enjoy its benefits. This week, let God empower you to help someone come to know Jesus.
http://www.intouch.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=dhKHIXPKIuE&b=3813569&content_id={C2B9A22C-69B4-4BF1-9B32-B5F9DE08A004}¬oc=1&printmode=1

Wayne Smith

MarieP said...

Tom,

I don't know if you are allowed to cite specific examples of why your resolution is needed, but here is a timely one.

BP News
Dallas News

One story seems to suggest he only resigned as staff member. The other says he resigned as member of the church.

johnMark said...

Wayne,

Thanks, I was just curious as my office is less than a mile from Stanely's church. I really don't have the desire to listen to him. :-)

Mark

Jeff said...

I don't think that sermon makes Dr. Stanley reformed at all.

Kris said...

Jeff,
Me either. It's a good sermon, but so I would not call it reformed.

ide said...

Wayne Smith said, "Dr. Stanley has never Preached the full Gospel until today Sunday May 18, 2008. I rejoice and Praise the Lord for Dr Stanley’s preaching on God’s Grace and being Predestinated Before the Foundation of the World."

John said, Mr. Smith, "I've always suspected that Dr. Stanley believed the entire gospel. That's great news."

Mark said, "Do you attend Charles Stanley's church? If not, where did you hear him preach the full Gospel?"

jeff said, "I don't think that sermon makes Dr. Stanley reformed at all."

kris said, "Me either. It's a good sermon, but so I would not call it reformed."

If Dr. Stanley had preached a non-Calvinistic understanding of predestination would he have preached the full or entire gospel or is only Reformed theology the full gospel? Is this the conviction of the Founders Ministries?

ide

Tom said...

Ide:

You must be new here. Welcome. If you get a chance to read the Guidelines (in the sidebar) you will notice that the comments do not necessarily reflect my views or the views of FM. I allow a wide range of comments here--even some that I strongly disagree with--for the purposes stated in the guidelines.

Hope this helps.

ta