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What About The Emerging Church?

Published: April 12, 2006
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I’m interested in your perspective on the “emerging church”, and “new Christianity”, etc, that has come out of the ‘seeker friendly’ church movement. I believe that what is ‘new’ is not true and what is true is not new. My question is, do you see this movement tied to the end times? Is it one of the seven churches of Rev. 2-3? Or is it just a distraction that will soon fade away?


Sin in the World

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Q. I recently read on your site that you believe that sin is what gives Satan access to us and that we need to confess often to keep him at bay.  My question, then, is what gave Satan access to Jesus?  I know our Lord was sinless, so are you saying that sin in general gives Satan access to each of us (i.e. Adam’s original sin), or are you saying that our individual sin gives him access to us, or both?


Generational Curses

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My question today is about generational curses. I myself do not agree that generational curses are scriptural; I know that in Exodus 20:5 it states “Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;” Preachers/Teachers have used this scripture to build this doctrine, but they always leave out the part about “of them that hate me;”… When I put Ezekiel 18:20-22 together with this scripture to me it is clear that generational curses are not Biblically sound, what are your thoughts?