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Bring It On-Line: Baptized By Fire

At a church service, the minister made an altar call. No one came up. So the pastor started calling people to the front by name. Is what he did Biblical? I thought people are guided by the Holy Spirit for prayer. When John the Baptist talked ... ... Read Transcript


PAT: LET'S GET TO E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

TERRY: THIS IS FROM WILLIAM.

AT THE CHURCH SERVICE THERE WAS

AN ALTAR CALL.

THE PASTOR STARTED CALLING

PEOPLE BY NAME TO THE FRONT

BECAUSE NOBODY CAME UP.

IS THIS BIBLICAL.

I THOUGHT PEOPLE WERE GUIDED BY

THE HOLY SPIRIT.

PAT: I THINK IT MIGHT NOT BE

TOO WISE TO VIOLATE THE

CONFESSION.

HE IS GOING TO KEEP HIS MOUTH

SHUT.

IF YOU ARE A PASTOR, HOLD

CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.

TO CALL SOMEBODY UP, CHARLIE

SMITH SITTING IN THE THIRD ROAD,

I KNOW BY THE AFFAIR YOU HAD

WITH THE WIDOW TWO YEARS AGO,

CHARLIE WILL NOT DARKEN THE DOOR

OF THAT CHURCH AGAIN.

TERRY: THIS IS A VIEWER, I

AM IN SALES, I HAVE A CO-WORKER

WHO KISSES UP TO HER CLIENTS AND

TOTALLY FAKE SO SHE'LL KEEP THEM

CLIENTS.

IS IT WRONG TO ACT THIS WAY?

PAT: SOME WOMEN ARE VERY

LOVEY DOVEY, MAYBE IT IS A SALES

TECHNIQUE.

IS IT WRONG?

IT IS HER APPROACH.

SALESMAN USE ALL KINDS OF

GIMMICKS TO MAKE SALES.

TERRY: MALE AND FEMALE.

PAT: THAT'S RIGHT.

OKAY.

TERRY: THIS IS FRANKEN WHO

SAYS I HAVE A PROMOTION AT WORK

FAIRLY RECENTLY.

I AM STARTING TO REALIZE WHY THE

LAST GUY QUIT THE JOB.

I HAVE ONE GIRL CONSTANTLY

MISSING DEADLINES.

I HAVE EXTENDED GRACE IN THE

PAST.

IF I DO IT, IT CREATES MORE WORK

ON ME AND THE REST OF THE TEAM,

WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND?

PAT: THE WORK ENVIRONMENT IS

NOT A RECOVERY ROOM.

IT IS A PLACE TO GET A JOB DONE.

IF PEOPLE DON'T PERFORM, THEY

HAVE TO BE CUT.

BAD PERFORMANCE ON ONE WILL

BRING DOWN THE PERFORMANCE OF AN

ENTIRE TEAM.

LOOK, IF YOU HAVE A GUY ON A

FOOTBALL TEAM, EVERY TIME HE

GETS THE BALL HE FUMBLES IT.

THEN YOUR TEAM LOSES AND IT IS

HIS FAULT.

I SAW THAT IN FOOTBALL OVER THE

WEEKEND.

THIS ONE GUY FUMBLED TWO OR

THREE TIMES.

THEY CAN'T AFFORD IT.

IT IS THE SAME THING HERE.

I KNOW IT IS HARD.

SHE IS GOING THROUGH A TOUGH

TIME.

MUCH BETTER TO FIRE HER AND GIVE

HER A NICE CHECK TO PAY FOR HER

BILLS RATHER THAN KEEP

DESTROYING THE TEAM YOU HAVE

GOT.

TERRY: THIS IS PAULA, OUR

PASTOR RED PSALM 51:5, I WAS

SINFUL AT BIRTH AND THE TIME MY

MOM CONCEIVED ME.

I HAVE A BABY, DOES THAT MEAN A

HAVE A HEATHEN CHILD AROUND THE

HOUSE?

PAT: WE ARE ALL SINNERS.

ALL HAVE SINNED.

ALL HAVE FALLEN SHORT OF THE

GLORY OF GOD.

EVERYBODY IS A SINNER.

ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALLEN SHORT

OF THE GLORY OF GOD.

YES, YOU HAVE A LITTLE SINNER.

WE ALL DO.

IS THAT SINNER GOING TO HELL

LITTLE BABY?

NO.

A BABY DOESN'T KNOW RIGHT FROM

WRONG IF DIES WILL GO TO BE WITH

THE LORD.

ANGELS ALWAYS BEHOLD THE FACE OF

MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN.

ALL THAT IS SAYING WE CONFESS WE

ARE SINNERS.

FROM THE MOMENT OF OUR

CONCEPTION BECAUSE OF THE NATURE

OF ADAM'S FALL AND SINFUL MAN

REBELLION IS BUILT INTO OUR DNA

AND NEED TO CONFESS AND HAVE

CLEANSING.

TERRY: JESUS WOULD BAPTIZE

WITH FIRE AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.

WHAT DID HE MEAN BY FIRE?

PAT: FIRE IS THE CLEANSING OF

THE HOLY SPIRIT.

IDEA OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, IT IS

WIND AND FIRE HFLAMES IN THE DAY

OF PENTECOST, FIRE IS A

CLEANSING.

IT CLEANSES PEOPLE'S HEARTS.

SO JESUS BAPTIZES WITH THE HOLY

SPIRIT AND FIRE.

THE FIRE COMES TO CLEANSE US SO

WE BECOME DIFFERENT PEOPLE.

ANYBODY IN CHRIST HE IS A NEW

CREATION.

HOW DO YOU GET THAT?

BY THE IMPURITIES BEING BURNED

OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM.

SPIRITUALLY.

HE IS NOT TALKING ABOUT JESUS

COOKED HIM OVER A BED OF COALS.

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