Michael Hranek wrote: Brother Saint John UK Wales Let me just stop a moment and praise God! This battle of: In Calvinism there are some very valid things for a born again child of God to know Scripturally and somethings in hyper-Calvinism that would rob a man of God of the faith, love, joy, even saving faith if possible that God has long suffered with me for years to get me to where I can see there is a "real" difference I think other people wrestle with these things to walk in Truth and do what is right. We do indeed have a cunning malicious enemy and Satan's distortion of Biblical Truth, in this case into hyper-Calvinism to abuse/destory those with real God given faith is a victory worth fighting for to win
Let me stop to praise God also, Saint Michael. His praise should continually be on our lips.
But the old devil hates for God's people to be happy, contented, worshipful, serving the Lord that bought them, having a heart filled with peace and love by the Holy Ghost. So I would agree there is an attack made against all God's people to divert their thoughts away from the Son of God and salvation through him alone, lest they walk with God as Enoch, and do some good in this world, helping others towards like precious faith.
Lurker wrote: You're right John, I don't speculate. I am absolutely settled with my interpretation of the book. But....... I would be hard pressed to string together a few verses to establish by belief for your benefit. Sometimes what something figures can only be learned by taking in all the surrounding context and learning what was going on at the time. In this case, the opening of the seals was leading up to the judgment of the first resurrection and there can be no just condemnation of unrepentant sinners to the lake of fire if sin can't be imputed which demands the law. That said, I wouldn't want you to take my word on this and consider it settled. Only the Word can do that for you. The ark of the covenant; the Decalogue locked away (sealed) with God sitting on it as the mercy seat, throne of grace. And He made reference to the tables as His "secret things" (Deut 29:29) and His "treasures" (Deut 32:34). But He brought them against His rebellious people in judgment (Jer 11:8).
Thanks, saints Lurker and James. I shall bear all this in mind as I go through the Revelations.
Grace of God. This is a very good message. I liked the emphasis on the grace of God in healing and salvation, and the fact that salvation is only in submission to the Word of God. I learned new things from the bringing of Lev. 14 to explain this text.
So I am a "terrorist"because I believe the jews are entitled to their land...? Make no sense to me at all. I have it my bible and I do NOT agree with replacement theology which I think is unbiblical. And yes, I have heard all the arguments and cutting from bible verses and their allegorrising from this camp. Don't bother remind me. It's a blessing to see God's tremendous promise being fullfilled through that nation Israel and even though they live in a great fall away nowadays God will save them through Jesus in the days to come. If you can get this, it's only by the Holy Spirit... A true gift, a Grace from your heavenly Father. Blessings to all who read this and Merry Christmas Helen
# 1 of 10 in Series: 'The Fight' Listen to all 10 sermons in this series because they all interrelate. Rev Shishko covers all areas in this 10 sermon series including our 3 enemies: the devil, the flesh, & the world
Great Sermon! Boy how important this message is truth is never known until you experience it God break us of our rebellion confront us with our sins. Superficial and half-truth knowledge is death Agrippa was so close and yet so far away from salvation. Could it be Lord that you would come to us and show us what we are wretched sinners in need of a Savior Break us Break our rebellion we will not come until you do this for us. Amen
A famous adulterous Catholic had much to do with B. Graham's early success,
Cecilia Rasmussen wrote: Word that Hollywood celebrities were "stepping forward to receive Christ" reached publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, who sent a two-word telegram to every editor in his newspaper chain: "Puff Graham."
Graham told The Times in 2004 that he learned about it from two of Hearst's sons. They believed their father came to the 1949 revival in his wheelchair and in disguise, accompanied by his longtime mistress, actress Marion Davies. Hearst's intervention prompted the revival to run eight weeks -- five weeks longer than planned. Hearst died less than two years later.
"I never met him and I never corresponded with him," Graham said. "I should have written him and thanked him."
U.S. News & World Report wrote: Popes have played a critical role in diplomacy between communist countries and the West since the end of the World War II, says Massimo Faggioli, a theology professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota...
'And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, "The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty"....
Isaiah 66:1,2- Thus says the Lord: "Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you will build for me, and what is the place of my rest? All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, Declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look; He who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.
Great Sermon! This was really encouraging Don just keep reading His word and our faith will grow keep seeking Him daily. There's no other book like the Bible it's the only living book and it stays contemporary forever because it's the word of God
John UK wrote: It can so easily happen, brother Saint Michael. We get some understanding, and immediately want others to have exactly the same. It can be a sidetrack, leading to Bunyan's "Enchanted Ground" via "Bypass Meadow" into "Doubting Castle", where all is gloomy and dark and depressing. Spurgeon's answer was to preach CHRIST, the REAL, LIVING, CHRIST. Not some theological concept, or mathematical formula, but a real Person who loves sinners, died for sinners and rose again, and now receives sinners who come to him in faith. What a Saviour is JESUS!
Brother Saint John UK Wales Let me just stop a moment and praise God! This battle of: In Calvinism there are some very valid things for a born again child of God to know Scripturally and somethings in hyper-Calvinism that would rob a man of God of the faith, love, joy, even saving faith if possible that God has long suffered with me for years to get me to where I can see there is a "real" difference
I think other people wrestle with these things to walk in Truth and do what is right. We do indeed have a cunning malicious enemy and Satan's distortion of Biblical Truth, in this case into hyper-Calvinism to abuse/destory those with real God given faith is a victory worth fighting for to win