Unprofitable Servant wrote: 1. show from Scripture that at the time that Luke penned the book of Acts the Jewish understanding of the law was that it was broken into civil, moral, and ceremonial 2. show from Scripture the day the Sabbath was to be observed was changed from the 7th day of the week to the first 3. proved from .. Scripture
1. Plz. remind yourself that it is not valid hermeneutics to 'prove' a doctrine or a theological position from a transitional era, or from a circumstantial event in Scripture. This is what you are aiming to with your outlook
2.&3. Plz, stand back and see the forest instead of standing behind short sighted assertions. View the Bible as a whole instead of seeking for 'a verse' Any verse, or the lack of it, can be used for any thing wished for. The plan of God in its entirety stares one in the face about the matter Mar 12:24 _
Mike The explanation for the words 'Sabato' etc. in such languages is due to the presence of Jews in such countries, which named the seventh day from the word Sabbath which in Hebrew means 'rest', not Saturday _
Thanks for the link to Steve Richardson series on the law & the Sabbath He has a very thorough and smart approach to the topic in each sermon
Unprofitable Servant wrote: 1. comments that are loving and respectful 2. ignorance of history .. only been part over the last 4 to 5 hundred years
1. Depicting reality is not unkind. Love tells the truth
2. See to these sources
a/ Ignatius, an immediate friend of the apostles, martyred at Rome not more than fifteen years after the death of John, in his Epistle to the Magnesians, ch. 9, says,
"Those who have come to the possession of new hope, no longer observing the Sabbath (seventh day), but living in the observance of the Lord's day, on which also our life has sprung up again, by him and by his death."
b/ The author of the Epistle of St. Barnabas, writing a little before, or at latest not long after, the death of the apostle John, says, ch. 15,
"We celebrate the eighth day with joy, on which, too, Jesus rose from the dead."
c/ Justin Martyr (AD 140), Apol. 1:67, says,
"On the day called Sunday is an assembly of all who live either in cities or in the rural districts . . . because it is the first day on which God dispelled the darkness and the original state of things and formed the world, and because Jesus Christ our Savior rose from the dead upon it"
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We must indeed pray for these poor peasants, who literally have nothing, being expelled from their homes, beaten up, and even imprisoned, because they will not pay a tax for an annual drunken pagan fiesta, with Catholic overtones, and because they follow the Lord Jesus Christ, and His Holy Word.
We must also pray for indigenous ( preferably not US or Canadian), missionaries, to travel to these poor areas, and lovingly, sensitively yet firmly and Biblically preach the gospel to the semi-pagan villagers that are in darkness, the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
It is a pity that the main Catholic authorities do not reign in these syncretistic idolatrous fiestas, and the village priests that go along with them.
It is a great pity that the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico City did not address the problem of semi-pagan Catholic authorities in the south of the country beating up poor evangelical peasants and throwing them out of their homes in Chiapas and other areas of Mexico, because they have the temerity to oppose drunken fiestas, that they are supposed to pay a tax for.
No doubt these hypocritical Catholic diocesan authorities should also be concerned at the butchery of the drug cartels, and also the Satanic cult of Santa Muerte, (where superstitious people literally worship a skeleton), which is one of the most popular cults in Mexico.
This, I would think is far more important than President Trump's wall.
Though I know very little about this school; it will of course be a private school, it will probably be very like the schools, primary and secondary, that I attended in the late 1950's and early 1960's in England.
Mine were in the state system, but were Church of England state supported schools, (a luxury not allowed in the USA atheistic set up of public schools).
Though the staff were not necessarily born again people as far as I know, with one or two possible exceptions, including one of the chaplains at my secondary school, ( yes it had a chapel!), the RE in my day, was fairly Biblically based, and the ethos was generally Christian.
However, though the schools that young Prince George and his sister Princess Charlotte attends will be academically rigorous, unfortunately now in the 21st century, they are bound to reflect the more politically correct interfaith basis.
Unfortunately, though Prince William, Prince George's father is moderately neutral on these issues, Prince Charles, his grandfather is not, and is fully committed to the interfaith vision. It is more likely that than the more traditional Christianity of his great grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II that will no doubt be taught to young Prince George.
thanks JA for the links, will be looking through. I'm encouraged by the high view of the Lord's Day, I believe to be a testimony to the world, when God's people set time aside to remember the covenant we have, and to remember the Resurrection on the third day, its a weekly commemoration of the completed work of Christ. if Christians are able to meet at that time, then it can be shared, because its not the "bodies of Christ", but the "Body of Christ".. once we belong to Christ it ceases being just about me and what I want, so what does it mean that we are the Body of Christ? I'm just a part of the whole, and without the rest I'm still just a part.... for it to function as God has intended, it is together...."ye shall be known by the love of the brethren"... "whenever you get together do this in remembrance of Me".
Great Sermon! I'm glad you preached this to the youth. I'm going to download this so the youth in our church can hear. The youth in my day would be shocked to experience the things that are going on today. Today's 10 to 12 yr olds are far more worldly and sexualized than the 13 to 19 yr olds of my day; and the today's 13 to 19 yr olds are far more worldly than the 20 to 30 yr olds of my day. Paul tells the Corinthians to "be infants when it comes to malice, but be adults in your thinking" (1Cor 14:20). Children today are becoming extinct. Those who survive the womb are sexualized from infancy! May the LORD have mercy upon us!
I had an interesting dialogue with the pro choice people, their reasoning was based on a very obvious false assumption, their whole reasoning for allowing the "fetus" to be murdered is that it is legal, it is a woman's rights and it is moral.
Now I'll not need to go into details, but their premise, whether they realize it or not, is that rights come from the government. If you start with that thinking, it's no wonder that they are for abortion and think it's logical.
Now I know very well that they're children of wrath and that promps them to be swift to shed blood. The fact is if you start with the premise that rights come from God, and not government, and any government that is in opposition to God's laws are...canceled if you will, void of necessary obedience.
Now the dialogue included "what about rape?" Well, you should consider killing the rapist not the child. "It's a woman's right!" It's not her right to kill a human being,
"it's her body!" If you really believe that a woman should be able to have total control of her body, advocate a woman's right to suicide, and pump herself full of cocaine and morphine.
But what troubled me most is that they made the unborn child to be a burden to the mother, saying "it's not fair" exactly the mentality of Nazi Germany
Great Sermon! Thank you Pastor Pollard for this powerful sermon! It has blessed and ministered to my soul! May the Lord bless and continue to use you to proclam the Gospel to a lidt and dying world!
I think there is validity in home schooling, Christian education and the small local independent public education district. But if you can't afford the first two, move to a small school district in fly over country.