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The sermon could as easily be called 'The Inadequacy of Self-Righteous Unbelief. Gil made the contrast between 'moralism' and 'immoral-ism' similar to that of the contrast between Pharisees (the legalists) and Sadducees (the liberals) or the contrast between the democrats republicans and independents. He said the issue is really between believer and unbeliever. This country needs the gospel and this nation is ripening for Judgment (2012) because of its rejection of God (Romans 1:21) "Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened."
General revelation has not been appreciated and it is withdrawn as a nation ripens for judgment. He also said persecution purifies a Church and separates the true from the false. A purified Church (as in China according to Gil) sees an adding to the Church daily such as are being saved.
Jim says the British need to learn this as he saw the Tory donor as a moralist and the problem as his/their self-righteous unbelief in the truth?
Ezek.36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. 26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
Nicodemus would have been familiar with Ezekiel's prophecy. The Lord Jesus had not yet instituted water baptism, until just prior to His ascension.
"It is undoubtedly the cleansing and purifying property of water here referred to (Jh. 3:5)in conformity to the familiar ideas of the Jewish ritual and the current language of the OT. But since this was already taking place in an initiatory ordinance (John's baptism); it would be unreasonable to exclude all reference to baptism, although it would be nearer the truth perhaps to say that baptism only embodies in a public ordinance the great general truth here announced-that a cleansing or purifying operation of the Spirit in everyone is indispensable for entrance into the kingdom of GOD. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." (David Brown)
A lesson in thinking wrote: You were addressing culpability for the current moral state of the nation. Are you now suggesting that as Christ is King it is his fault?
NO Psalm 2: 1Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. 6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. 7 I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. 10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. 11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put thei
QUOTE][AUTHOR]A lesson in thinking[/AUTHOR]What you now need to do is prove[/QUOTE]1 Peter 4:17; 5:1-3; 1 Cor.3 I'm not talking about a Theocratic State as you claim. Fact: John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. In Him all things live and move and have their being and Christ sustains this world every second. He is the ascended Mediator and at the Father's right hand reigning NOW. The gospel has gone out from Jerusalem to the uttermost parts of the earth, and will continue to do so until all have heard the gospel and then he will return to Judgment.
I learned that OT concept from people who believe in theocracy, but what that camp teaches is not what I believe.
I believe Christ is God and he made us and cares for us. For that reason every living creature owes Him allegiance. That is his Essential Dominion as God/man. The Father gave him a people and those are usually found in His Church in a settled state. He is the Head and Husband of this people and the King over all people. That isn't the way it is you say?
Anne wrote: Who's oppressing who? "A leader who lacks understanding is very oppressive", but one who hates dishonest profit prolongs his life." (Prov 28:16). The sad thing is, this war was waged in greatest part by feminists bucking God's system - we've reached an "in your face" level of Socialism and absolutely zero moral compass bearings. (Dopey, these are all Holman Standard text so you don't have to hunt. )
I agree with your statements and Scripture is authoritative. I will make a qualification however. Feminism is clearly a fruit of humanism, humanism is the fruit of worshiping and serving the creature rather than the Creator who is forever blessed. Key in Romans 1:17-22
The fault lies at the foot of the ministry, then the people of God, then the magistracy, lastly the poor untaught masses. I can support this in OT Scripture by the value of the sacrifices for sin that is the order of culpability. If you can confute that in any of the gospels or epistles; I'm certainly open to hear your Scripture argument.
Balance like temperance is so comely. Evangelism is very important no one saved by grace would deny, as a grateful forgiven sinner they are wanting other poor sinners to come to Christ.
I have a desire for these, but also those who have come by grace and are left in the confusion of pluralism coming out of Babylon, they come out of the dark into confusion.
Psalm 47 offers great hope for the generations to come. We have God's Word on it. 1 O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. 2 For the Lord most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth. 3 He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet. 4 He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah. 5 God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. 6 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises. 7 For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding. 8 God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness. 9 The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.
edification wrote: "It is quite true that archetypal hyper-Calvinism first appeared among the early English Strict and Particular Baptists. It can be seen, for example, in the teachings of men like Joseph Hussey (d. 1726), Lewis Wayman (d. 1764), John Brine (d. 1765), and to some extent in John Gill (d. 1771). However, the theological extreme held by these men, properly denoted as hyper-Calvinism and properly denoted as error, is rather distinct and certainly deserves a more explicit definition than merely an "over-emphasis of irresistible grace which undermines evangelism." And it certainly deserves to be defined in a way that does not confuse it with legitimate 5-point Calvinism." (J.Ellis)
Yes, that was clearly unto edification because it was clear and balanced and showed what hyper-calvinism is and not what the popular name calling asserts it is.
In my experience if one values a teacher of truth even though other speak of them as 'ists' derogatorily; it leaves the grateful student of the Word thankful to God for his gifts and they bear the name with joy, for God's kind condescension to his weak creature by his teacher. I've been called by Presbyterians so called a Steelite derogatorily, but I thank GOD for Mr. Steele's labours in the Word
I have been instructed and believe it true that Antichrist does not deny Christ but instead he puts himself in the place of Christ. He usurps Christ's rightful his preeminence in Church and State.
My sermon read this Lord's Day was calling us to consider that both body and soul of every creature is made and sustained in life by Jesus Christ who is the life and Light of the world (Jew and Gentile). We owe Him alone our primary allegiance He is LORD. If He provides our right and hope of heaven through His imputed God-righteousness and His sacrifice to propitiate God's just and due wrath, the redemption price of a man's body and soul, then what creature is not indebted to Him? That is why evolution is so dangerous a heresy.
If anti government means a government who feigns to be and do what Romans 13 requires in a gospel enlightened age, then anti-government is not a people against government but a government against God and His people. Religious pluralism has paved the way for this. Judgment begins at the house of GOD. To be against government is to be for chaos. To desire a well ordered Church and State is according to the testimony of Scripture.
@Samuel I'm not sure I am familiar enough with what you post to understand what you are saying. For my clarification? Could you comment on this passage in Luke 21:23-25 23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. 24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
I understand it to mean that after the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD under Titus there would be a time of Gentile preeminence in the Church, the 'the times of the Gentiles being fulfilled' in that respect the Jews in greater number will be shown the same mercy Romans 11 and the Church will be One in a greater sense as Paul addresses in Ephesians. The Jews more knowledgeable of the moral law for government will have a greater eminency but unlike the Gentiles will not be over lords, rather Matt. 23:10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. 11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
1689 bap wrote: Amen I always go to Rev. 1:8 I am the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the ending saith The Lord, which is, which was, and is to come, the almighty. I find it hard to misunderstand that verse but some do
Scripture interprets Scripture see Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring: 4 And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses. 5 One shall say, I am the Lord's; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the Lord, and surname himself by the name of Israel. 6 Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
This OT passage declares that Revelation is Christ's declaration of Deity and S, one with the Father and bound as Head to his Bride the Church, the covenant language of Isaiah is observable, as 2 Cor.617 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the L
My Lord's Day sermon would indicated one of the answers to the question the article asks. It was taken from Psalm 119:167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.
The moral law is summarized in two heads love to God and man Deut. 6:4-7. This verse deals with love to God. Mr. Manton was not addressing parental responsibility but the fact that we are to love, obey and serve GOD with our soul (heart, strength, mind is listed in Deut. 6. He first addressed the intellect and will. The affections will draw PK's to to so when convinced GOD first loved them. He said catechizing our children, family and private worship encouraged by parents will give children what they need. GOD's love for them must be felt and acknowledged to prompt their return affection to GOD and that take grace in the heart from GOD by His sovereign good pleasure in His time. In the mean time pastors are learning patience that they need for Christ's sheep. Romans 8:28
Looked up offend and offended as suggested and I concluded with a quick concordance read thru that the offense we give to 'others' is sin.
It seems I offend you strat because I don't understand you. When I try you and I have both used accusation for clarification, that's sin against the 9th commandment. I have done so. I'm sorry. I do compartmentalize to understand, but I have an analytical mind that can handle a lot of data and compartmentalizing is necessary for 'me' to break it down for my own understanding.
I do not separated politics from the all encompassing word of God. I neither know or understand you and I won't attempt it since you seem impatient and take what I say as craft. God make you. God made me. We are different. We both claim God save us in Christ.
Back to offense what I learned: The offense we give to others is sin and if in matters regarding Christian liberty then it is a sin against love.
Otherwise offense is given by Christ to those who oppose Him and it is taken by those who hate Him in his people.
You think you can read my heart and know my motives and you accuse me falsely of craft. Fear of the unknown maybe, that I could be guilty of. Misunderstanding you, yes.
I'll leave you to others who understand what you say. I don't
CV wrote: Psalm 119, a prayer that lifts my spirits. That and John 17.
Read John 17 with much profit. Verse 26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
Then came to mind: Exodus 34:6 And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.
8 And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.
Strat wrote: my statement was within the context of American history and the generations it has produced from the beginning up until now,and the influence of those generations for good or evil,Godliness or wickedness in America.
St., I misunderstood you, because my mind does not process info like yours. Thanks for clarifying. Doctrinally you are a void to me, I have no idea what you think about God except that he hates and punishes sin and seriously punishes it. I am not offended that God does so to His creatures, but rather when you imply He does so to those who are under the blood of the Lamb of God that takes ways the sin of the world (which means without distinction of race, as I see it).
I don't perceive you are of a political party spirit, but you seem to speak more of sin related to political things then the things of GOD, yet you feel very comfortable speaking for God. Do you have the mind of Christ? Then you'd be walking in the Spirit and not fulfilling the lust of the flesh. Is it because you are not a boomer but the generation following them that you are so busy beam removing? Society having any other foundation then the apostles and prophets laid, Jesus Christ as the Head of the corner (then rock) will be sinful ergo sick.
Strat wrote: Try your arrogant condescention on somebody else,i am unaffected by it...
you call it arrogant condescention, I call it self defense. The verbal mud sling of the stronger against the against the weaker vessel. I'm a woman are you?
So you believe that the generation of boomer's children are just poor innocent victims? What happened to original sin? As you see it they were not born in old Adam with a fallen nature, they were born a blank slate and we scribbled on them. They have a free will to choose between good and evil, and the whole generation choose good and now they are the poor innocent victims of the boomers. It seems to me if the snowball is still rolling down hill its bigger?
Jessica Dawson wrote: "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee." ~ Psalm 119:11 KJV
The ABC's isn't it. This Psalm has been used of GOD greatly in my life. The verses I'll quote have been my sermons for some Lord's days now. I always think of the Lord Jesus being the fulfillment of the law because much of what is stated in this Psalm is only perfectly fulfilled in Him, our sanctification imperfect until glory.
Psalm 119:161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
163 I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.
164 Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
166 Lord, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.
167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.
168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.
Psalm 73:1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.