Great Sermon! Clear bible focussed presentation. But we must remember this psalm in its context of David - and balance against :
13Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.
Great Sermon! Lovely clear bible focussed presentation thank you. In my situation I have in fact fled from the 'church' - my home church was using any old bible version and promoting ecumenism. Left with their blessing and gods clear direction to attend a more Orthodox Church- the ' vicar' an ( ex ???) homosexual was steeped in freemasonry allowed witches to rent out the hall. I had no recourse but to leave- attended a small fellowship that was infiltrated by false teachers and eventually collapsed. I moved to the local bible college- again used multi bible versions - preached replacement theology and then adopted emergent church programme. Sometimes we have no recourse but to walk alone - I have ten or so brethren that are with me. I have been without a home church for maybe 5 years- I listen to on line sermons and I tract and am still walking firmly with the Jesus of the bible.
Ladybug Wrote: What we can't see are the motives of those who may do some decent 'works', for example, those who give to charities then boast of their giving and how much they contributed. Such boasting cancels out the good work, for they took credit and gave no glory to God.
Great real world comment about ulterior motives. While there are genuinly "good" people out there, most either give to get something, give to be seen, or give in order to tell others they are doing so. "...Let not left hand know what your right hand does." Only God knows the heart. He and His angels are always watching and it's Him we should be concerned about, not the meaningless, temporary accolades of of man. Reminds me of all those in the end who say but we did this, we did that, as He says, "I never knew you". Freightening words.
God is speaking loud and clear to America, we still aren't getting it! Last year God opened up a sinkhole in a place where cherished corvettes slumberered; millions of dollars; lost. Napa Valley's wine country have taken a great spill, the losses will reverberate as the quake. Folks, we are in the beginning stages of retribution on this country, God's retribution to a nation who've officially said, anything that bears His mark is 'not wanted here!' How foolish a nation who rejects the King, how foolish.
John & Lurker: Isn't Paul using the word "law" in this passage to refer to the Old Covenant which had passed away and been superseded by a far better Covenant? I would think that the "ye also" refers to gentile converts - those who had never been a part of the Old Covenant.
John Yurich USA wrote: Well since there are scriptural aspects of Roman Catholicism then it is false to state the whole of Roman Catholicism is false. I only defend the scriptural aspects of Roman Catholicism. I reject and repudiate the unscriptural aspects of Roman Catholicism. If I don't trust in Baptism and the Sacraments for salvation but trust only in Jesus for salvation then I am saved according to the Bible.
John, Roman Catholicism is a graceless religion. It is indefensible. I ask again, what is the gospel? (1Corinthians15:1-4)
However, it does not answer Paul's usage of the actual death of a spouse which frees from law. Here is my dilemma:
Romans 7:1-6 KJV (1) Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? (2) For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. (3) So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. (4) Wherefore, my brethren, **ye also are become dead to the law** by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. (5) For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. (6) But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
It is v4 where it says "ye also.." that I am interested in.
Rodney K. wrote: John, I realize that this forum doesn't give much room for a reply for as vast a subject as the gospel. However, two sentences aren't sufficient to convince me that you know what the gospel is. I'm not asking for a perfect understanding - we are all continually gaining deeper insight into the Gospel of God's grace - but give me a little more than that. My contention is this: IF you have truly been saved and IF you truly know what the gospel is and IF you truly know what Roman Catholicism is, then you MUST acknowledge Romanism to be a false religion. The fact that you strongly defend Rome is a glaring sign to me that you are ignorant to say the least. Dear sir, I do not say this to be cruel. Rather, I implore you to learn the truth about God's glorious Gospel. 2Corinthians 5:21, 1Corinthians 15:1-4
Well since there are scriptural aspects of Roman Catholicism then it is false to state the whole of Roman Catholicism is false. I only defend the scriptural aspects of Roman Catholicism. I reject and repudiate the unscriptural aspects of Roman Catholicism. If I don't trust in Baptism and the Sacraments for salvation but trust only in Jesus for salvation then I am saved according to the Bible.
These ladies think that the broken public school system should monitor homeschoolers. The public schools are a mess and incompetent. They cannot guarantee kids will be well educated and safe from abuse. This is simply a ploy to get kids away from the care, nuture, and influence from parents. This is diguised as something other than that. Someone is always trying to mess with home schoolers.