Matthew 8:27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!
The men marveled –
Wondered, or were amazed.
What manner of man – What kind of a personage.
How unlike other men!
What a vast display of power!
and how far exalted above mortals must he be!
Jesus spake to the winds; rebuked their raging, and the sea was suddenly calm. The storm subsided; the ship glided smoothly; danger fled; and in amazement they stood in the presence of him who controlled the tempests that God had raised; and they felt that “he” must be God himself, for none but God could calm the heaving billows and scatter the tempest.
No scene could have been more grand than this display of the power of Jesus.
the dashing waves;
the howling winds;
the heaving and tossing ship;
the fears and cries of the seamen,
all by a single word hushed into calm repose,
present an image of power and divinity irresistibly grand and awful.
Hillsong… (churches and worship songs) …yet another path to Rome?
It came to my attention that a Roman Catholic mass was held at Hillsong Phoenix. Hillsong churches identify as non-denominational. Terry Crist (lead pastor of Hillsong Phoenix) promotes Roman Catholicism.
Excerpt from “Why I Stopped Singing Hillsong“… “From a marketing and communication perspective, this is genius! Each one is designed to feed the other. Hear the song in church? Buy the album. Like the album? Come to a Concert. Like the Concert? Come to a Conference. Like the Conference? Attend our college, join our church, etc. All MOVEMENTS have an agenda and need to be scrutinized…”
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.