What would you have us to pray? I appreciate the Scriptures you posted and understand them in the light of the whole counsel of God to mean something other than what I believe from your post on another thread, you are asserting. Just now I am thinking, the most helpful response I can make might be in the words of a Gospel Minister of the 1830's but I'll have to search for the reference and get back to you. Although I was not in 100% agreement with all he said, I had to acknowledge that his explanation of Scriptural prayer when praying for those in authority was instructive - 1 John 5:14,15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. That is the best definition of the prayer of faith
Mourner wrote: I thought it best to challenge history with history so I'll refer you to it http://covenanter.org/Westminster/solemnleague.htm ( (not sure why the www. is missing?)
History with History? Sad to say your response was a result of the English Civil War, they no longer wanted the King in charge, so they appointed themselves as the Head of the Church
All the while as Englishman killed Englishman, Protestant Killed Protestant, everyone killing Irishmen, as they shook the bloodsoaked fingers at the Romish 'antichrist'
What a sad piece of history
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
Massacre of Innocence Judges recounts steps to apostasy:Instead of totally destroying and driving out the Canaanites, they began to enslave them. The result of their disobedience is seen in one of the most tragic passages of scripture: "They did not destroy the peoples as the Lord commanded them, but they mingled with the nations [the unbelieving heathen world] and they learned their practices and served their idols which became a snare to them. They even sacrificed their sons and daughters to devils" (Psalms 106:34-37; Judges 1:28).
Through abortion, we have followed precisely the same slippery slope to destruction. In fact, we are already there. Ezekiel 16:20 gives us even further evidence of our guilt today. "Moreover, you took you sons and daughters which you bore unto me and you sacrificed them to idols to be devoured."
What does the Bible mean by "sons and daughter which you have bore unto me"? The Bible gives us the key. Exodus 13:2 says: "Sanctify unto Me every first born, the first offspring of every womb of the sons of Israel, both of man and beast. It belongs to me." The firstborn was traditionally considered "born unto the Lord" The Majority of aborted kids are first born:"set apart for the Lord"
@Curious Women like babies, at least I do and having had the experience myself and now with my childrens children it provokes emotion.
As for the umbilical cord with England there are reasons it cannot be severed for there is a time for everything under heaven. There are criteria for Just Wars Acts 15:18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. God's preceptive will and Providential will need to be distinguished. Deut.29:29 Speaking for myself the connection is moral/righteous and related to Jesus Christ the Lord our Righteous and his Just Due.
@Steve R We communicate again. It's been a while. I respected your silence up till now, but will attempt to take up the defense.
I'll admit my 1500's British History is weaker but 'Reformers' is a sweeping statement and by implication could be misleading or deceptive. I thought it best to challenge history with history so I'll refer you to it http://covenanter.org/Westminster/solemnleague.htm ( (not sure why the www. is missing?)
Great Sermon! Listened to this message some weeks ago and am still finding delight in it. Coppes is unique in all the questions he asks of a passage, and all the light he brings forth! Thanks so much!
MS wrote: The spirit of the day is ecumenism. It prefers to blur the lines of doctrinal distinctions, rather than delineate them. Which is evident by Gregg Allison's heretical statements in above news article.
This is also what I thought when I read the intro to the article.
She could use our prayers. Pray for all those in authority. Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
1Ti 2:1 - 4I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
Let us pray until a new president is in office for God to raise up righteous leaders (namely Jesus Christ our Lord) who seeks the will of God for the nation(s). Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach for any people. Then after praying for righteous leaders, pray that God will raise all believers up to be the Light and Salt to the world.
penny wrote: I always thought it was Paul who is in Rome anyway as the Apostle to the Gentiles, in Acts 15 returning to Jerusalem to speak of the victory of the gospel among the Gentiles. Anyone know the history on that?
Curious wrote: they are not different than Brad and Jolie in how we respond to celebrities.
Out of the frying pan into the fire, Reformers made the English Monarchy Supreme Head of the Church of England
Wikipedia "The first Act of Supremacy was legislation in 1534 that granted King Henry VIII of England Royal Supremacy, which means that he was declared the supreme head of the Church of England. It is still the legal authority of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. Royal Supremacy is specifically used to describe the legal sovereignty of the civil laws over the laws of the Church in England.
The Act of Supremacy of November 1534 (26 Hen. VIII c. 1) was an Act of the Parliament of England under King Henry VIII declaring that he was "the only supreme head on earth of the Church of England"
Michael Hranek wrote: --- God gave (placed him) in circumstances where intially he was a zealous Catholic priest but also where He would be thoroughly brought into contact with Scriptures and that was the deciding factor, the word of God changed him I would consider if he were living today that ultimately No, he would not be ecumenical (imperfectly) that he would be outspoken that we must obey the word of God and not the traditions and teachings of man (again imperfectly but there) I also believe he would have a hard time of it (standing against the RCC and the ecumenical compromisers) because Satan has used prominent religious celebrities to blur the irreconciable differences between genuine Biblical Christianity and counterfeits of it
So we might then suppose that if Luther were to nail his 95 Theses today, he would have to first remove the things that are clear Catholicisms? Otherwise it seems he would surely be seen as a compromising and ecumenical religious celebrity. Interesting how we see him then as a man of God, but today the very same work would bring him a different label.
Mourner wrote: I was responding as women do at this kind of News, I cried. I was grateful for the safe delivery for mother and child and dumbfounded by the unspeakable kindness of God. I too wondered, what kind of world will she and her brother grow up in. I looked at her elder brother Prince George and wondered what the Lord would do? O that Prince William, who seems to sincerely love his family would love their souls as well as their lives in this world. So much is on his plate; in his place calling and station.
"This is how we get trapped into celebrity worship. As for Americans, we have not severed the umbilical cord to England. There are kings and queens, dukes and duchesses(?) in other countries, but why the hype for the British crown? They are just filthy wealthy owners of empires who look over their balconies at the poor. But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? (James 2:6) As for the Duke and Duchess, they are not different than Brad and Jolie in how we respond to celebrities.
Quick comment if I remember correctly, Martin didn't explicitly say the SDA was a cult, but had tendencies toward unorthodoxy in nonessentials. That is why they were placed into the appendices. Personally, I do believe they are, but just want to be sure that integrity is used when bringing up "Kingdom of the Cults" by Walter Martin.
Great podcast I appreciate you bringing up this inconsistency in the name of compassion. The entire audio was enlightening but the last half was sobering hearing the extent to which SBC leaders are going to show solidarity with Coptics.
Lurker wrote: Jesus didn't mince His words when He called the forefathers of the RCC the synagogue of Satan and neither should we. Like father, like son..... liars.
Lurther I can appreciate your comment.
At the moment I've been dealing with the Protestant Reformation in some of my speaking
First the 5 Solas are Biblical Truths the RCC has rejected, men like John Wcycliffe, John Huss and William Tyndale come to mine and how they put their lives on the line for the Truth of Scripture and incured the rage of this 'Synagogue of Satan'
And have been considering one of the tipping points whas Tetzel selling heretical and blasphemous indulgence to build St Peter's Basilica in Rome
Again I appreciate your comment and may God grant other today the words to do the same as well
SteveR wrote: The blind leading the blind Truth? Geller isnt interested in truth, she foments hate wherever she goes. This neocon prostitute will pony up with the worst Euronazis like the EDL in her anti Islamic vendetta. Jewish groups are now turning her away. Pam is about as jewish as Madonna is, Pams lust is for dead muslims. What can you say about a woman whose fortune came from car dealerships that specialized in selling high end automobiles to gangsters with stolen identities?
fyi The Mohammed Cartoon contest where two were shot last night in Texas, was a Geller event
Great Sermon! Very powerful message, Robby. This has been one of my favorite Psalms, yet you brought out more of its depth to me -- AND with such quiet power. Loved the fruit of your sermonic labors. Very good scriptural reasoning. Amen!