Serious problems with the churches in Odessa, Ukraine

 

Key problems with the churches in Odessa, Ukraine – PART I

Key problems with the churches in Odessa, Ukraine – PART II

Here are some good links on the orthodox church:

What the Orthodox Believe
Four key differences between the Orthodox and Protestants

http://www.ctlibrary.com/ch/1997/issue54/54h032.html

Coming Home?

Evangelical Issues for the Eastern Orthodox

Lawrence W. Carrino

http://www.christiantruth.com/articles/orthodoxycominghome.html

The Eastern Orthodox on the doctrine of justification by faith alone

http://afkimel.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/eastern-orthodoxy-and-the-apostle-paul-where-is-justification-by-faith/

http://www.eastwestreport.org/articles/ew08304.html

The Eastern Orthodox on Substitutionary atonement

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Substitutionary_atonement

The Eastern Orthodox doctrine of Imputed Righteousness

http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/pilgrims/imputed_righteousness_1

The Eastern Orthodox on the Eucharist (vs preaching) being the most central element of worship

http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/pilgrims/imputed_righteousness_1

On how a person can be saved not because of their churches teaching, but in spite of it

http://blog.betterthansacrifice.org/2012/03/31/can-the-roman-catholic-gospel-save/

Religious %’s in Ukraine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Ukraine

Protestantism in Ukraine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protestantism_in_Ukraine

On Kenneth Hagin’s Plagiarism of E.W. Kenyon

http://www.banner.org.uk/wof/kenyon.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t17fo2yvv3I

On E.W. Kenyon’s connection to the occult

http://www.francesandfriends.com/power-spoken-word-part-iv/

http://c3churchwatch.com/tag/e-w-kenyon/

On legalism, what is it?

http://carm.org/what-is-legalism

http://carm.org/what-is-legalism

http://www.sovereigngracestore.com/Product/A1155-01-51/Enjoying_Grace_and_Detecting_Legalism_MP3_DOWNLOAD.aspx

On legalism in the Baptist churches in Ukraine

According to Pyzh, legalism took over the church in the Ukraine because of the persecution by the Communist regime.

“As the church was persecuted,” he said, “the congregations pulled in and withdrew from the ‘enemy.’ We still have that mindset today. It is difficult to change the congregation and it limits evangelism.”

http://www.mbcpathway.com/2012/07/18/ukraine-baptist-leader-seeks-to-equip-with-missouri-help/

http://books.google.com.ua/books?id=E84GB2f2a9QC&pg=PA266&lpg=PA266&dq=baptist+church+ukraine+legalism&source=bl&ots=ofRjtKbgXD&sig=l5Zkt5fEtMEpNjl7EDBuc3ySqhU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=cuKyUv34EuPByQPK24DICg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=baptist%20church%20ukraine%20legalism&f=false

On Martin Luther and the human hearts proclivity towards religion and legalism

http://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/was-luther-right/

On unity among elders

http://www.9marks.org/blog/how-much-unity-must-elders-and-deacons-maintain

http://www.9marks.org/answers/how-much-theological-agreement-necessary-order-christians-work-together-ministry

http://www.gotquestions.org/Christian-doctrine.html

On what is an elder

http://www.9marks.org/answers/what-church-elder

On the helpfulness of Creeds and Confessions – Unity

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/gospeldrivenchurch/2013/12/18/re-mark-driscoll/

http://www.amazon.com/Why-Have-Creeds-Basics-Faith/dp/1596382023/odessabooks-20

http://georgepwood.com/2012/10/26/no-creed-but-the-bible-a-review-of-the-creedal-imperative-by-carl-r-trueman/

http://www.modernreformation.org/default.php?page=articledisplay&var1=artread&var2=26&var3=main

On Jesus and His desire for Unity in the Church

http://theresurgence.com/files/pdf/reid_monaghan_2001_unity_in_john_17.pdf

John Piper on unity and divisiveness, where we learn:

  • It is not the ones defending the Apostles teaching who are divisive, but those who forsake it
  • If you mark someone as a false teacher it does not mean to completely avoid them as the Bible says to love our enemies
  • Those who stand for the truth may be thought arrogant even if they aren’t
  • The people in error are often the nicer guys

http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/sermons/watch-out-for-those-who-lead-you-away-from-the-truth

On what is a healthy church – & On Preaching and it’s proper place in worship

http://www.9marks.org/what-are-the-9marks/

http://www.christianitytoday.com/le/1997/summer/7l334a.html

http://www.christianitytoday.com/le/1997/summer/7l334a.html

http://www.churchleadership.org/apps/articles/default.asp?articleid=44960&columnid=4545

http://70030.netministry.com/apps/articles/?articleid=32733&columnid=3881

http://www.churchleaders.com/outreach-missions/outreach-missions-articles/139401-seven-secrets-of-healthy-churches.html

http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/what-i-mean-by-preaching

http://ibrnb.com/articles1/?p=161

http://www.whitehorseinn.org/blog/2013/03/05/review-of-jesus-calling/

http://www.ligonier.org/learn/devotionals/the-focus-of-the-sacraments/

https://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?post=1975

http://www.albertmohler.com/2013/09/06/preaching-with-authority-three-characteristics-of-expository-preaching/

http://www.albertmohler.com/2013/08/19/expository-preaching-the-antidote-to-anemic-worship/

http://www.albertmohler.com/2005/08/09/expository-preaching-and-the-recovery-of-christian-worship-part-one/

http://www.albertmohler.com/2005/08/10/expository-preaching-and-the-recovery-of-christian-worship-part-two/

http://www.ccel.org/creeds/helvetic.htm

http://www.albertmohler.com/2013/08/21/the-sheer-weightlessness-of-so-many-sermons-why-expository-preaching-matters/

http://www.albertmohler.com/2013/11/11/expositors-summit-2013-general-session-1/

http://www.sbts.edu/resources/conferences/expositors-summit/getting-exposition-right-so-it-doesnt-go-wrong/

http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/onsite/preachChristalone.html

http://www.9marks.org/answers/why-should-pastor-preach-expositionally

http://hischarisisenough.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/preaching-christ-less-messages-michael-horton/

http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/onsite/moralismkeller.html

http://orthodoxbridge.com/orthodox-worship-versus-contemporary-worship/

On Seeing Jesus and being Transformed (see 2 Cor 3:18)

http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/conference-messages/beholding-glory-and-becoming-whole-seeing-and-savoring-god-as-the-heart-of-mental-health

http://gospeldrivenchurch.blogspot.com/2011/02/beholding-is-becoming.html

http://www.thelordsgrace.com/resources/BEHOLDING%20AND%20BECOMING.pdf

http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/conference-messages/a-divine-and-supernatural-light-immediately-imparted-to-the-soul-by-the-spirit-of-god

http://spurgeon.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/vital-union-with-christ-and-sanctification-in-jonathan-edwards/

http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/books/sanctification-in-the-everyday

http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/sermons/how-the-spirit-sanctifies

On Stanley Grenz and how revelation of God is gained and other things

http://projectodessalife.com/who-is-stanley-grenz/

Please take a few moments to pray for the churches in Odessa. Perhaps you would consider setting aside some time throughout your week and even fasting. Thank you!

 

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