"For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?"
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Well, I wear dress pants, dress shirt with top button buttoned (try and make sure neck size on shirts is large enough, looks neater IMO) and a casual tie (although it is usually doesn't make the trip back for the Sunday night service, maybe I should call it a carnal tie )
What is the sense of wearing a tie with the top button buttoned regardless if the shirt is large enough? I don't see the need to wear a tie with the top button buttoned and I have a dress shirt that is large enough. I also wear a tie with a casual shirt with the shirt not tucked in. I don't like to tuck the shirt in. I like to be as comfortable as possible.
How Sad! Yes, Israel had the advantages, yes, they 'rejected Him', yes, 'they hardened their hearts', and 'they hated Him.' You know before my 'born-again' experience, 'I even hated Him' and the most interesting thing about that truth, He said it first, Jesus said in John 15:18; "If the world hate you, ye know that it hated Me before it hated you"
The word of God is filled with the fact that 'we've all hated Him before we knew Him, and if given the chance in that day we would have all killed Him. Truth be told, we all stand guilty before His Holiness! Romans 3:10-18.
God is not finished with Israel; I am glad our God is immutable, aren't you? Otherwise we'd have no hope.
Its not freedom of speexh but freedom of Christianity. In their mind it is the scourge of society. Eveyone in this country has benefited from biblical christianity, but as all sinners do we hate God yet want His blessings. Ps 2 comes to mind. No matter how hard they try God will continue to have witnesses in the earth as long as earth remains. The gates of hell shall not prevail against the church. They are fighting a war they cannot win. They can take our jobs, homes, money, and life. They will never take away our salvation. In the end, believers will spend eternity in the blissful presence from Christ in sinless perfection. This is the hope of every true believer. The hope if the unbelever is the hear and now. The madness of is that everything they "own" will end up in a landfill or with someone else when they die. We come in the world empty handed and leave that way. May God send a revival to the apostate western world.
Honestly, I think we are last the point of no return, John. The general feel and outlook of the American people has changed. Americans have become complacent; giving in to, or being swayed by crafty words to comprimise on things that would have been off limits and taboo not all that long ago. Americans still refer to the land as a Christian nation when the truth is that Satan has gained seemingly full control over the controllers who in turn finally changed peoples minds on things they once held a biblical view on. The changes, especially during the OBama administration, have been in your face examples of Satan's activity, knowing his time is short, and clearer than ever examples of the end of days picking up speed.
Great Sermon! Praise God for mr mullan my mother and father were close friends of his and sat under his ministery 29 years after he willie died Christ saved me through his teaching and preaching
I still cant take it in that im Saved !my eyes are filled with tears of joy as i write this and its almost 5 years now since i came as a sinner to Jesus.
Wow, this thread really blew up and there are some strong feelings. I agree with what Kenny said about knowing some people who chkse nit to go to church because they were uncomfortable with what they had, and let's face it, Christians whisper and gossip at times when someone seems out of place making others feel uncomfortable. For me, dressing "apropriately", not sipping coffee, or checking a phone, etc, during a service is about respect for a God that I think too many today have lost the fear of. As bad as I am, I tremble when I think about what God can do to me, and never forget how angry he can get while many seem to treat him as an aw chucks kind of buddy becoming complacent, soft, and losing sight of the awesome, incredible, powerful, God He is who demands, commands, and deserves the respect I think is waning today. Anyway, there's nothing biblical, so to each his own, but I think posters below nailed it about dressing appropriately and modestly, as opposed to dressing to impress necessarily. This is just how I've always leaned as is nnothing but my opinion. If If I was dressed up and someone sat next to me wearing jeans and a polo shirt, or whatever, I'm not sure I'd really even take notice. To each his own.
Great Preacher I have had the privileged of rubbing shoulders with Pastor Martin off and on since 1987. He passionate, kind, and quite funny. He loved his deceased first wife and sought to be a faithful father. Yes, he very straight forward and is very forthright in his preaching. He has made me blush a bit during his preaching, but he clearly preaches the way of salvation. Many have come to a deeper understanding of Christ and His finished work through his preaching.
John Yurich USA wrote: What is the point of wearing a tie with the top button on the shirt buttoned when a tie can be worn with the top button not buttoned? I have a shirt that is one size larger but I still wear a tie with the top button not buttoned as I don't see the need of buttoning the top button to wear a tie.
Well, I wear dress pants, dress shirt with top button buttoned (try and make sure neck size on shirts is large enough, looks neater IMO) and a casual tie (although it is usually doesn't make the trip back for the Sunday night service, maybe I should call it a carnal tie )
Chris Frost wrote: If it is uncomfortable to button the top button of your shirt, I would suggest that either you are tying your tie too tight, or your shirt does not fit properly. It is not the button's fault if you choose to cram yourself into a shirt that is two sizes too small.
What is the point of wearing a tie with the top button on the shirt buttoned when a tie can be worn with the top button not buttoned? I have a shirt that is one size larger but I still wear a tie with the top button not buttoned as I don't see the need of buttoning the top button to wear a tie.
Why are liberals so Hell-bent on being against the First Amendment Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speach? It is about time that conservatives stand up and take back America by electing a conservative president to reverse the insanity that the liberals have foisted upon the American public.