Rev. Charles G. Adams to preach Trenton revival

Thursday, July 5, 2012 12:58 PM
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Rev. Charles G. Adams will preach a revival at Mount Canaan Baptist Church in Trenton, S.C., next week.

Adams was cited twice by "Ebony" magazine as one of the nation’s 15 greatest black preachers and one of the top 100 most influential black Americans.

Adams, pastor of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit, also taught at Harvard Divinity School as the William and Lucille Nickerson Professor of the Practice of Ethics and Ministry. The pastor has been awarded twelve honorary doctorates from colleges and universities; has spoken before the United Nations, and has published several sermons.

Revival services are scheduled from 7 p.m. nightly from Monday through Thursday. The church is located at 2451 Edgefield Road, Trenton. See mtcanaanbaptistchurch.org for more information.

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scgator
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scgator 07/05/12 - 01:39 pm
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If I remember correctly, the

If I remember correctly, the BIBLE says "woe be unto to you, when man speaks well of you........"

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 07/05/12 - 09:48 pm
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Anytime you see “Woe be unto

Anytime you see
“Woe be unto …” it is indeed a strong rebuke from God. However, the scripture which is Luke 6:26 does not say, Woe be unto you when men speak well of you. Instead it says, “Woe unto you, when ALL men shall speak well of you! For so did their fathers to the false prophets.”

This is a completely different matter. It is widely agreed that to be accepted by others is our greatest need, but it is one that causes us more harm than good. It is not that God desires us to be disliked or spoken badly of, it is instead the realization that it is impossible to stand for Christ and have everyone love you. If you are going to stand for the true gospel of Jesus Christ there will be many who simply hate you because you stand for the cause of Christ. Haven’t we experienced that here?

The main factor concerning the fear Christians have in sharing their faith is fear of what will be thought of them by unbelievers. The fixation for those is on what is spoken of them on earth rather than what is spoken of them in the halls of heaven.

The false prophets of old always told the people what the people wanted to hear. This placed them in the popularity club among many. It has always been that the true prophets had both people who loved, esteemed, and listened to them, as well as many who spoke evil of, and even wanted to kill them.

The Bible teaches us that the very name of Jesus is an offence. You can talk about God all day long, but when the name of Jesus Christ is glorified, unbelievers become furiously irate. If we as Christians never offend anyone, we need to ask ourselves; are we more concerned with the praise of men rather than the praise of our God?

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 07/05/12 - 10:08 pm
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Willow,

consider just ignoring scgator. There's really no point in casting your pearls before this one, who is simply a relentless tweaker of people who have faith in God and love Jesus.

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Willow Bailey 07/05/12 - 10:12 pm
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Hi, Fiat,

I am sure you are right, but I just hate seeing scripture misquoted and inparticular to use it to attempt to discredit this minister and mislead others.

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Fiat_Lux 07/05/12 - 10:40 pm
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It's so ubiquitous

that it's hard to work up the energy to address it. But you are a good egg, Willow. I just don't have the time or interest in sparring with people who clearly don't have enough accurate information for an interesting debate.

Now I mostly just say what I think and leave it to the Almighty to convince them.

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