Excellent Message! Much to like and benefit from in this message. I especially liked the four views of man and what each view necessitates in a deliverer... particularly the prevalent religious free-will view that has an impotent (or at best deistic god) and sovereign man. That view necessitates manipulation and control. Great illustration of the dog in the trap.
True, Lord, Son of David... I will gladly take the crumbs that fall from my master's table, knowing I don't even deserve those.
Ebola, Fukishima, WW3, economic collapse, chaos, disorder, anarchy, violence, murder, perversion, on and on and on. Wake up call after wake up call after wake up call. Quarter of a million swept away in the tsunami, similar in the Haiti earthquake. And what happens? You'd think these lunatics just might get the message: all is not well with planet Earth. It's very sick and dying. But no. They just sink deeper and deeper into their la-la land malaise of madness and folly. Amazing.
SteveR, you recently admitted it was wrong of the reformers to baptize (register) the babies of all the heathen "into the church". I wonder what you expected those of the Word to do when the reformers compromised? you have over applied the term "Anabaptist" to a point that it is not historically accurate. That was an evil, they were misrepresenting the Kingdom of God including families who were not believers. The fault rests with them.
Such laws with surely determine who is and who is not an ordained minister. A ordained wedding chapel minister may decide in another job if it gets too hot , but a shepherd of a flock will have no choice but to disobey such laws, Eventually, christian civil disobedience will run it's course, jail and fine will be common place. I can see a time when the U.S. Govt will be spending it's resources looking for the phantom christian army terrorizing bureaucrats and whatever eles is deemed as a protected class of sin.
I completely understand your argument, but notice the 'except' in Esther 4:11. What Im saying is that Queen Vashti behaved in the spirit of civil disobedience against the King, whereas Queen Esther has a history of compliance. Even when she risked her life, the law could have condemned her or not DEPENDING on the Kings discretion
Vashtis civil disobedience Esther 1:12 But the queen Vashti refused to come at the king's commandment by his chamberlains: therefore was the king very wroth, and his anger burned in him. ...1:17 For this deed of the queen shall come abroad unto all women, so that they shall despise their husbands in their eyes, ..
Esthers history of trust earned by obedience Esther 2:15 .. she required nothing but what Hegai the king's chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And Esther obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her.
Esthers obedience to Mordecai, her people and King knowing full well DISCRETION of the King would decide her fate Esther 4:11 .. who is not called, there is one law of his to put him to death, except such to whom the king shall hold out the golden sceptre, that he may live:
She wasnt depending on civil disobedience, rather the Grace of her husband
Great Sermon! I bookmarked your audio teaching and PDFS notes some time ago on my IPad. God has prepared my heart to partner with him to endear the gospel to my husband. I knew my quiet time this morning was to receive instructions on how to do that. I did not know that God had me save the recording and notes to this teaching for my instructions this morning. I am praying that my behavior and thoughts be transformed to align myself with the word and these teachings. Thank you for illuminating the meaning of the scriptures to me. I have no doubt that God will use it towards transformation in our lives.
Michael Hranek wrote: Troll Spotter Let me be clear I appreciate your standing up against SteveR and yet as I consider the blessing it is for someone to warn of wolves in sheep's clothing when I meditate on the word cowardice I am waking up to a very related need in our churches today that we might have "hireling spotters" as imho the leaven of hirelings has done untold damage to the people of God much learning and growing as we seek to serve God and be faithful (LOYAL) to Jesus Christ in all, every part of life
Agreed. And I do my part, off forum, to expose the hirelings too.
Hi John Uk, yes I did see that movie and it was great and true to the book, I thought. Yes that part when Nicky Cruz came to Christ was very much like a real conversion and true to life. Actually, he is still preaching. Your presentation of the gospel on another thread was excellent and it was said plainly to where anyone could understand it. Sometimes on here things get confusing but your message clearly came from the Holy Spirit. David Wilkerson was a great man of God and I was blessed and was so encouraged by his messages.
Matthew 23 15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel around by sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much of a son of Gehennaas yourselves.