Dorcas wrote: Michael, I listen to sermons that preach the sovereign grace of God, and those that preach the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ and exhort sinners to come to Him.
Dorcas There may be a wonderful beauty beyond what you intended when you posted this.
I believe I listen to the very same type of preaching too! And I can name the preachers (at least some of them): CH Spurgeon JD Hatfield of course Paul Washer David Platt Paris Reidhead Sean Harris Marc Monte Dave Hunt Brian Borgman Jim Berg Ian Paisley Leonard Ravenhill (sometimes not too often) Eric Ludy Robert Rubino Jeff Durbin RC Sproul JR (much more so than SR) Dr David Gibbs and the list goes on and on from people of different backgrounds and emphasis in their faith
Here is a verse touching on what I am talking about:
Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. Malachi 3:16 kjv
Perhaps it was a bit like this or in other words related to how CH Spurgeon and DL Moody treated each other
A True Blessing To The Believer's Ear!! What a blessing this message was!!! What a great comfort to know, that a great sinner such as I, has a Great Savior, whose blood has washed away my terrible sins!!!Sins of yesterday, today, and the days to come!! A LORD, who cares for His sheep, and will never let us wander, who preserves us, from all the filth of this evil world, yet , like a loving father, chastens us, and causes us to look only to HIM, for everything!!! May the LORD of all grace bless and keep you, Brother Mahan, and may HE continue to bless and uphold your ministry, and continue to keep your family as well!!
ladybug wrote: This short piece may help you out - http://www.ligonier.org/learn/devotionals/order-salvation/
Ladybug, do you see nothing wrong with this article? Let me assist you.
"There is no time sequence in this, as if we could be called for a while before we are regenerated, and then live regenerated without having repented, and then we could repent but not turn to Christ, and then finally come to justifying faith. No, they are all logical steps in the same event. When God calls us we are immediately regenerated, and we turn from sin to God in one action, which justifies us." Mr Sproul.
We all agree that the natural man cannot comprehend the "things of the Spirit" concerning Christ and salvation. So how is it that the sinner in the above example is able to respond to Christ and Christ's work, if he could not have understood what the preacher was telling him until he was "regenerated"?
The point I keep trying to make is that the illumination of the Spirit can begin a while before the man responds.
Check out the events on Lewis, when a hundred young people fled from a worldly dance on the island. These were under conviction but not yet born again. They needed to hear the gospel with new ears before finally closing with Christ.
Ladybug, agree. Waste of time to continue to go around and around. Michael, I listen to sermons that preach the sovereign grace of God, and those that preach the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ and exhort sinners to come to Him. I follow no man nor denomination...I follow Jesus Christ who loved me from the foundation of the world, and when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, to redeem me that I might receive my adoption as His blood bought child. Hallelujah What a Saviour To God Be The Glory Salvation is of the Lord THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Then I who was dead in trespasses and sins, He quickened. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Oh what grace, mercy, and kindness was shown to this hell bound sinner. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Maranatha!
John Yurich USA wrote: For your information I was taught by my Catholic parents to read the Bible almost everyday. I know the outline of the Bible so well that I can go to any book in the Bible within a matter of seconds.
Cody wrote: John Yurich , How do you know what is in the bible? You are catholic yall aren't supposed to read the bible only the priest. The reason for that is so the people will stay dumb in the scripture and not know whats biblical and what isn't
For your information I was taught by my Catholic parents to read the Bible almost everyday. I know the outline of the Bible so well that I can go to any book in the Bible within a matter of seconds.
Huh yeah right the governments wouldn't rethink their stand in Islam cause it is worldly like them they love it cause they are free to do what they want they will never stop it till Christ comes and destroys the world
John Yurich , Jow do you know what is in the bible? You are catholic yall aren't supposed to read the bible only the priest. The reason for that is so the people will stay dumb in the scripture and not know whats biblical and what isn't
Dorcas wrote: Lewis Kiger 5 Stones to Slay Arminianism 1026111020135 10-23-11
Dear Dorcas No, I haven't listened to this sermon as yet. That is not what I am posting about However I did want to post that I had found on Pastor Kiger's Church's website:
They wrote: We believe regeneration and conversion to be a simultaneous occurrence as a result of the Holy Spirit using the spoken or written word. (II Ths. 2:13,14) (Heb. 4:2) (I Cor. 1:21) Question: Did you know this was on their website?
That is enormously different than saying regeneration occurs prior and independently of a God wrought repentance and faith to save the lost. So despite whatever difference he and I might have, in this he is NOT the kind of (one eyed hyper-)Calvinist I am speaking of
Dorcas, you are quite right in stating some postings here are muddled and going down those rabbit trails again. I won't waste time following them down their continual trails. I do pray Christopher will listen to the sermon[s] suggested, I also give a hearty 'amen' to James Thomas' comment stating we must allow God to define His word as opposed to man. No one, including Spurgeon, can teach God's people quite like the Holy Spirit can. An open bible and a hungry heart will suffice for the believer, along with earnest prayer.
Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
I agree with Mike. There will be animals on the new earth. Perhaps not your particular deceased pet, but animals in general, absolutely. When God created everything, He declared it "very good", which is to say "perfect." When He restores the earth, to not have the exact same animals would be less than perfect. Since God can do no less than perfection, we must expect that the restored earth will be just like the original one. I personally am looking forward to seeing living dinosaurs, and laughing about how wrong scientists were in their artistic attempts to reconstruct them from nothing more than a single tooth! Lol
My barber is out because of an operation, so I ended up with the 'Catholic' barber in town. I must say, that was the most Christian conversation I have had with a barber in awhile. Anyways some stats on the Catholic 'Crisis.' Looks more like a crisis for liberal publications like Huffpo and the Devil
The LORD has really blessed the RCC & Saints in the 3rd World. In the past 34 years, RCC total population has grown from 622 million to 1.23 billion(source georgetown.edu). Staying roughly 17% of world population BUT!!! What is interesting is, once a country becomes 'rich,' their RCC church population drops off. Polands drop is noteworthy
James 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?