This is an excellent story about Andrew Dunn, a man who was a Roman Catholic until he was 40. God opened his blind eyes and saved him. The exchange he had with his former priest is priceless - http://www.chapellibrary.org/files/3713/7643/2880/adai.pdf
Great Sermon! Wonderful sermon with a lot of great information. This has stumped me for years. 1 question however. The 1 hour of darkness right after Jesus' death, couldn't that be counted as 1 night?
Great Sermon! This is a very interesting sermon. My friend and I listened to this a few weeks ago. It makes you search the scripture more and more. This is what preaching should do - cause us to be people of nobility and search and search and search; especially in times like these.
Great Sermon! Someone commented on another of this pastor's sermons and I am so glad that I listened. Truly his preaching is from God's will being revealed to him through his reading of the scripture.
My prayer is that this particular sermon is listened to attentively.
We need real men. We need godly men to pray. We need men who will lift our souls unto the living God who knows our thoughts. We need men who will refrain from posting sensationalized headlines - supposedly "christian" newspapers and tabloids. These things cause us to become judgmental - comparing ourselves to others and failing the grace of God.
May God bless this pastor and those who will take prayer as a gift and commandment of the God who beholds the good and the evil. He is the God who promised a deliverer and He kept that promise. Would He not answer our prayers if it is according to His will.
Christopher000 wrote: All too often, John has commented, "Well, isn't the fact that I attend that Baptist church and been baptized good enough?" Also, " Well, the church has some scriptural parts, the readings from the Bible, and the apostles creed, so that makes them partially Christian". I fully believe that he's trying to cover all of His bases, and fears leaving Rome, just in case. Knowing what he knows, there's just no excuse, whatsoever, for remaining within a religious system which teaches the opposite of what God instructs, teaches that which God clearly abhors and sternly warns against, and also warns to flee from. Baptist/Catholic...oxymoron. I was Christened/baptized Roman Catholic, and the majority of my family remains Roman Catholic. I renounced the false religion long ago without any fear, but only freedom from Satan's grasp.
I deny categorically that I am trying to cover all bases by attending both the Catholic and Baptist Churches. I only accept the Baptist(biblical) doctrine of salvation.
BM, I do not follow the false teachings of the Catholic Church.
Now these men don't have very much in common, I don't even know if Limbaugh belongs to a political party and Brooks is a moderate Republican. But thinking about the incessant attack he did on Billy Clinton - -I stopped listening to him during that time. He was like a whining mosquito, that --almost--made me feel sorry for Wild Billy. They both can run their attacks into the ground.
Christopher000 wrote: ... I renounced the false religion long ago without any fear, but only freedom from Satan's grasp.
Well, that is the proof of the cake ... which comes displayed in Scripture as this: "We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren."
Let's notice that there is a full stop after the word 'brethren'. It does not say we love/entertain brethren and foe, but only brethren.
Any walking the Christian walk looking both ways is like putting the hand on the plough and looking back ... Jesus said such are not fit for the kingdom: "Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God"
The purpose of God is to translate us from darkness into light. Those seeking to abide in the twin light of compromise are not his, because Christ stated that "he that *gathers* not with me scatters abroad." Mat. 12:32 So, any entertaining a system of error is gathering thorns and briers against Christ.
The commands are clear cut: ".. let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light."
"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them."
May the baby & the family both be strengthen & find Godly encouragement through, Christ alone & His Word alone. May lives be lead & pointed to the Cross, for their is no other Name & authority that one can be saved by & reconciled by alone amen.