Christians DO Battle Depression !

bobhanks:

This is a timeless article dealing with a very serious subject. I pray that any who are battling depression may find some help here. Having just learned of the suicide of Robin Williams, I thought it timely.

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This glimpse into the Life of Charles Spurgeon should be encouraging to us all. It’s not just the ‘average member’ who may ,at times, fight depression, hopelessness and discouragement. Even such pillars as Spurgeon himself, battled this foe throughout his life. Take Heart ! ” For if God be with us, who can be against us ? ” Romans 8:31

Author: Susan Verstraete
It’s a good thing he wasn’t born in the 20th century. Many believing brothers and sisters would label his tendency to melancholy sinful, or evidence of a lack of self-discipline, or even the result of shallow faith. A psychologist would probably send him away with a prescription and a self-help book with twelve easy steps to overcome depression. But Charles Haddon Spurgeon, perhaps the greatest preacher of the 19th century, had a different attitude toward his affliction.Spurgeon knew “by most painful experience what deep depression of spirit…

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Modern Chaos: The Charasmatic and Pentecostal Movement

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A Classic by John MacArthur

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This Says it All.

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An Introduction to Lordship Salvation

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What follows is from theGrace Community Church Distinctive on LordshipSalvation . It was adapted from John MacArthur’s material on the topic of lordship salvation, and serves as an excellent introduction to the subject.

The gospel that Jesus proclaimed was a call to discipleship, a call to follow Him in submissive obedience, not just a plea to make a decision or pray a prayer. Jesus’ message liberated people from the bondage of their sin while it confronted and condemned hypocrisy. It was an offer of eternal life and forgiveness for repentant sinners, but at the same time it was a rebuke to outwardly religious people whose lives were devoid of true righteousness. It put sinners on notice that they must turn from sin and embrace God’s righteousness. Our Lord’s words about eternal life were invariably accompanied by warnings to those who might be tempted to take salvation…

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Q & A Friday: Are you a Dispensationalist?

Very much on the same page, theologically speaking. Read Matt Weymeyer’s article, too.

February 16, 2007 in Q&A Friday with 41 Comments

Labels are often difficult. It is usually better to define terms before endorsing or rejecting them.

By saying I am a dispensationalist I mean the following:

  1. I see a distinction between the church and the nation of Israel
  2. I see a future for the nation of Israel
  3. I employ a consistent literal historical-grammatical approach to Bible interpretation
  4. The major theme in the Scriptures is the glory of God

Also, by saying I am a dispensationalist I also believe the following:

  1. I do not see multiple ways of salvation in the Bible, sinners are saved by grace through faith (whether Paul or Abraham, cf. Rom. 4.1-5)
  2. I do not believe that some parts of the New Testament are not for…

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Got Time for a Five Minute Sermon ?

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The Lordship Salvation Controversy Jim McClarty of GCA

There is more Biblical teaching on the subject of Salvation in this five minute video than in a stack of typical Sunday morning sermons !

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