Great Sermon! Worth listening to and double checking the scriptures. I listened to it alone and then with another - and the only real thing that could have been emphasised more would be the one new man I'm Christ - but top class sermon. Well done pastor Marc xx
Dave wrote: Hardi har har har har Good day to you sir. Nah only joking old chap.
My dear old thing, absolutely spiffing what? Not a problem old boy. Anytime.
Christopher, he nearly got me, but I sussed it. A parcel came from Oz with a Vegemite label on the back, along with a few Bible verses. So I called the bomb disposal and they took it away for a forensic examination. Phew! Close shave or what? Last week it was crayons, this week it was vegemite, next week I'm expecting Roo Burgers.
God bless ladybug, My thoughts and prayers go out To you, and its great to see dorcas gs here with us again in our temporal home. Thankyou Lord for you truly leave your flock of 99 in search of the 1 missing
Sister Dorcas What a blessing it is to read your post to me, and I pray for every blessing for you and your family this thanksgiving season. I extend this prayer to include MS, Mourner, sc, Anne from the west, Frank, US, GS Montana, Dave, Christopher, MikeNY, B McCausland,& all who truly belong to our great God and King. We of all people have MUCH to be thankful for.
Now I think I ought to gently show you that you are in most serious error, and if you don't correct it, there is no hope of your improvement. I hesitate to tell you this, but seeing as no-one else has pointed out to you this most awful and heinous error, it is left to me, once again, to "do the deed". I don't know, as if I've not got better things to do with my time. It's always me has to correct "Lie Detector", that poor unregenerate woman who is trying to make heaven by her works and hates Calvinists so much that if she had a chance she'd put us all in a freezer and turn the power on. Talk about close fellowship. Mind you, some neo-Calvinists don't need the freezer, they're like that all the time anyway. But I digress, there is a far more important issue to deal with, my dear brother, and I can't wait a moment longer to put you straight on this, lest you lose your steadfastness in Christ and go on the slippery slope. And with such a great love for you and your fellowship in Oz, I would not wish for that to transpire. So would you please not forget to put an apostrophe between G and Day, because it is short for Good Day. G'Day mate!!!
Dolores wrote: I know it's the Holy Spirit that draws us to Christ by convicting us of our sins, wooing us to accept Him as our Saviour and be saved from the wrath of God.
Quite so, Dolores. It is a wonderful work of God, from his heart of love.
The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. (Jeremiah 31:3 KJV)
Matthew Henry says: [It is the happiness of those who are through grace interested in the love of God that it is an everlasting love (from everlasting in the counsels of it, to everlasting in the continuance and consequences of it), and that nothing can separate them from that love. Those whom God loves with this love he will draw into covenant and communion with himself, by the influences of his Spirit upon their souls; he will draw them with lovingkindness.]
and John Gill: [This is an instance of the love of God; a fruit and effect of it: it is love that draws a soul to Christ, and is the cause of its coming to him; it is love that reveals him to it, and causes it to come to him.]
Ah, this precious love of Christ is so powerful and cannot be resisted.
Dolores,John uk. Gday ya'll mates. I'm going very well thank the Lord Dolores, I pray for you regularly,may the Lord speak to us all through his word and quicken our souls. God bless sister. I truly believe in my heart sister Dolores that ladybug and sc have your best interests in mind, I sense they are fervently trying to help us all to discern scripture and test all things to scripture, I don't know if anyone remembers but a year or so ago I was headlong in argument with a ffew here regarding rcc doctrine, now I was told and made aware of his rude I was being by one of the more mature ladies on here ( sorry don't remember who but Thankyou), and in hindsight I was not displaying very loving behaviour, however comparing my train of thought then with some of the advice given by ladybug and sc I do believe they care about you and hencefirth their correction sometimes and they're are trying to contend for the faith and truth in scripture, That being said we all at times, have been in places considered UN godly and we must bare in mind that we are all at differing stages of conviction and understanding of the word and salvation so sorry john y for dragging you into this one but that's why I try to make a mends with you at every chance as maybe your saved and will one-day see rc
Jim Lincoln wrote: I Timothy 6:10: 1. If some version said that covetousness was the root of --all-- evil then of course it is wrong
2. Remember one has to use a good modern version to be sure of the correct translation, since the KJV and earlier versions had more errors than most of the 20th century ones. Of course at least I would assume when you're using even the older versions you are using one that have been put into contemporary English, so antiquated language isn't obscuring the meaning.
1. Actually, Jim, it could be correct as in this case, the Greek term 'philargyria' translated as 'love of money' in the AV, literally means 'fond of silver', or avarice. Significantly, root of 'all evil' (pas kak√≥s) points to any pernicious, destructive ill. pas = any one possible kak√≥s = harm Yet the phrase in the AV conveys well the intend of the teaching.
2. False. This is not always the case by norm or rule. It is not advisable to proceed/think in a robot-like-manner. Tools of study are widely available and honesty is always recommendable too to adequately analyze each case separately.