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The False Prophets Look Pretty Foolish!

I guess the "Parowan Prophet" ate too much pizza before going to bed--because his "vision" was no prophecy from God.  This must have been indigestion.  This nitwit opined that Obama would not become president because some disaster would occur, and the "prophet" got a ton of publicity for making this false prediction.  As I see it, the disaster was that the new big-spending congress was installed, not that Obama became president!  But then I am not a prophet.  Click here: In Utah, the Parowan Prophet predicts disaster will prevent Obama from taking office - Los Angeles Times

No wonder people don't understand the doctrine of justification.  It is hard to explain Christ's righteousness being imputed to us (i.e., his active obedience) if you don't believe that Jesus had any righteousness to impute.  Apparently, 1 in 3 Christians now believe that Jesus sinned.  Click here: 1 in 3 'Christians' says 'Jesus sinned'

A church removes its crucifix because it was "scaring" the children.  That is the least of the problems with this story.  But then after looking at the picture, the thing is really ugly.  Click here: BBC NEWS | UK | England | Sussex | Church removes 'scary crucifix'

Reader Comments (5)

The crucifix was rightly removed - it was replaced with a plain, empty cross - not a dove or a rainbow. It still speaks of Christ's death, but also of the hope of the resurrection.

Protestants in England don't like crucifixes; and I would have thought, with the Puritan influence, that Americans' wouldn't either. Crucifixes say "he's still there, dead", empty crosses don't, while still being a reminder of the death, but also of the resurrection hope.

Interesting debate on BBC South (my local station) between Krish Kandiah of the Evangelical Alliance and some Anglo-Catholic (I assume) over this issue. Both make good points:

I believe the Christmas day special of Coronation Street had a church wedding filmed inside a church, and when the crew rocked up there, they asked the vicar to remove the cross from the front of the church - in the end they hid it with flowers, but the vicar, rightly wasn't happy and said he would have refused if they had told him in advance that they didn't want the church have a cross for 'fear of offence'.
January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSi Hollett
The crucifix was scarry and they did the right thing be reming it.

I see we still have faulse prophets. I think Pastor Kim may be right, that a pastor preaches he is giving prophecy from the word. Not a personal oponion or guessing.
January 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertiminator
It's time the RCC took Christ down off the cross and put him on the thrown. Not to mention following the actual 2nd commandment, not the revised version.
January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl
The second article is why just having people "ask Jesus into their heart" is not enough.
January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRon Suarez
I love the crucifix, and it is a great part of the Lutheran tradition. In fact, on our WELS website it says this, "A crucifix is a fine option for Christians or churches; it is used not only by Catholics. It is a treasured reminder of the gift of forgiveness and the indescribable love and sacrifice that won for us forgiveness and eternal life."

"While various opinions throughout history have made rules beyond Scripture concerning art in churches or home, Lutherans operate with Christian freedom on this topic -- as long as the art serves a beneficial spiritual pupose and is not used superstitiously."

"Note the use of a crucifix at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary and another newly constructed WELS church in Antioch, IL. Many historic WELS churches also had -- and still have -- a crucifix rather than an empty cross."

"A misunderstanding among some Lutherans is the idea that use of a crucifix is a Roman Catholic practice. The history of Lutheranism demonstrates that the crucifix was a regular and routine feature of Lutheran worship and devotional life during Luther's lifetime and long after during the period of Lutheran Orthdoxy."

In fact, I have a "bitchin" (which used to mean "cool") picture of Martin Luther and John Hus serving the Sacrament of the Altar to the Dukes of Saxony. In the picture, the crucifix statue has the blood of the five wounds of Christ pouring into a fountain resting on the altar, a symbol for the distribution of Christ's blood in the Sacrament of the Altar. Luther and John Hus are dipping their Chalice's into the blood (wine), and they are serving communion!

Praise God for the freedom that we have in this area!
January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd

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