On the money As far as the biblical doctrine of repentance, it is refreshing to hear a man of God get up there and preach the truth and against easy believe ism. I don't know if I can go as far as stating whether or not the man is not saved, some people happen to be saved in spite of themselves and their wonky theology. I think we need to be very careful when we characterize other people,, but I do agree with publicly marking those to cause division is Scripture commands. I also respect how this past year goes out on street preaches, and he loves the lostâ€¦ Isn't that who Jesus came to seek and save? For the most part, I thought this was a very good messageâ€¦ I certainly can understand some of the indignation
Solomon not Christ I don't know where you stand on racially charged sermons, but your interpretation of Song 5:10 and the woman's failure to open the door are, with all due respect, likely to be misunderstood. The verse clearly talks about Solomon not Christ. "My beloved is white and ruddy" does not speak to Christ's complexion. Christ wasn't born yet, and the Songs are not prophetic; therefore, saying that "Christ's character is seen in his complexion" is your personal opinion as you said. You also say the woman was lazy and failed to open to her lover, while Song 5:5 says she did open but he was gone. Again, personal opinion.In Song 5:5 we see that she put on her coat and defiled her feet to open the door, so what makes her lazy? Because she's black? Maybe her lover was a bit too impatient? Christ is not, so only the deep love described in Songs can be analogically applied to Christ and His Church. Solomon is not a type of Christ. Solomon is said to be "white and ruddy" not Christ. Christ is described in Rev 1.
Great Sermon! Rightly divided and wise admonishment for church governance. I wish we had a Man of God locally who preached consistent biblical messages as this and refused the 501c3 federal franchises.
Babylon has fallen, and that is the fault not only of the traitors in Washington but the traitors in the pulpits as so many are
The "church "has been so busy naming it and claiming it, and being tied up in their fleshly carriers mania while their government has sold them up the river and bought their silence and submission with 501(c) tax exemption.. I encourage everyone to get educated, and listen with an open mind because many of us have been fools. Check out Sam Adams pastor of independence Baptist church, he has some outstanding messages on that, very eye opening. It's time to the church to wake up and realize that the New World order is just about here, and the antichrist should be on the scene pretty soon.... If he's not here already. Don't dismiss me as a cook, ... Anytime you have consider a gift from the Lord to get educated the prepared to take a stand because the persecutions are coming, and they are going to come at us hard and suddenly! I can't say what the event will be, I think it's a good change there will be in nuclear attack on New York City, but when that event happens the stage is set for martial law and a takeover, a complete governmental / dictatorial takeover and thus the tribulation will begin. ....
Wow Really enjoyed the message, agreed with a lot. Nice to see a man of God get up there and actually preach the truth... Il thereby challenging people to do the same. I'm so sick of politically correct seeker friendly watered-down week and wimpy name it and claim it messages and it's wonderful to see someone with some convictions standing on God's word get up there and put it on the line
Voice of the martyrs. Open doors. Very good reading material to remember who hates who. America is sleeping. Give me football, baseball, and pornography. The vast majority don't see the culture war coming.
Ah yes. The new minority. Christians. Look no further than the hate for Christians in our own country. Say anything deragatory about Christians and your ok. Say Allah is not a god and suffer the wrath of being hateful.
So the pastor of this church thinks that the church focuses "too much on sin"? I think a lot of the churches in America alone doesn't focus ENOUGH on sin! A majority of the churches teach nothing but a false gospel, the prosperity gospel to be exact which is no gospel at all. This false doctrine is about greed, selfishness, and filling up our pockets (and the pastor's as well) and our lives with lavish things. How dare this pastor say that church sucks and how dare he compromises, playing worldly music with content that is totally against what God's Word says. This pastor is suppose to "preach the Word in season and out of season" and to rebuke, correct, convince, and exhort with all longsuffering (2 Timothy 4:1-2). Why, O why are the majority of these churches, all for the sake of being relevant, try so hard to get people into their churches instead of staying true to preaching and teaching from God's Word? When the church tries so hard to look like the world it's a total embarrassment. God's Word says to not be conformed to this world, to not be like it and to not be molded by it's customs and attitude. Wake up and stop trying to be cool and relevant and just preach the gospel. This is God's church, not yours!
Great Sermon! Another great job by Brian Schwertley.
I have listened to a few of Brian Schwertley's messages. I have never heard a person that is coughing and clearing his throat more than Brian. Gets a little distracting when he does it so often; it is a bit odd for a public speaker such as Brian. Perhaps he was ill with a cold each message I heard his speakâ€¦
Kyle wrote: Fair enough. I did change from "mass murder" to generic crime. I was irreverant, but I didn't attack you personally. Calling me "boy" was not ad hominem? So, that said, have we found a line? Carrying a gun in church in anticipation of a mass murder is over the line in your opinion, but is it ok to carry in church in anticipation of, say, a single murder? theft? assault? where is your line?
Your calling me man was not ad hominem. It was simple rudeness, most easily addressed by illustration, which seems to have been effective. Your ad hominem was in the false accusation of "pretty naive" on dishonest grounds, but we have dealt with that.
I have never felt the need to carry a gun to protect my family, despite many years attending inner city churches.
I can understand why some might feel the need carry a gun in Baghdad and Tucson. However, I have only worshipped with Christian refugees from Baghdad, not Tucson. Have you considered moving?