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SteveR wrote: Sodomites hate Romans 1, and they spend lifetimes trying to validate their lusts. Anarchists also hate a Chapter in Romans, Romans 13. Romans 13 has never been in dispute, but the wicked fight it and bring damnation upon themselves Romans 13:2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation For centuries its always been understood to be the CIVIL magistrate. Its not just hardliners, here is what Methodist Adam Clarke says. "As God is the origin of power, and the supreme Governor of the universe, he delegates authority to whomsoever he will; and though in many cases the governor himself may not be of God, yet civil government is of him; ...no Christian is authorized to rebel against the civil power; he must bear the persecution, and, if needs be, seal the truth with his blood, and thus become a martyr of the Lord Jesus. This has been the invariable practice of the genuine Church of Christ. They committed their cause to him who judgeth righteously."
No one could ever accuse you of using your brains, that's for sure, you graceless troll.
Straightforward Alfred: Did all Natural Israel (as you say) enter into heaven? Your answer must be some. If some entered heaven - how? They believed God. Is there more than one way of salvation? No, it is all of grace through Christ. The way and faith of Abraham ALWAYS represented true spiritual Israel and it is the faith that Christians should hold today. Anything else, demeans Christ.
Great Sermon! When I was first confronted with the doctrine I did not get angry because it sure seemed that Ephesians was plain enough and that God can do what he wants. Good sermon on a tough topic for many.
Excellent excellent Sermon! An excellent rendition of what the new birth is. This should also show us the supernatural aspect of our physical birth also, in that only God bestows life, both physical and spiritual. And each is a gift that is more precious than Gold. We tend to discount physical birth because it happens to every one but with out Gods breath of life, in each, neither would exist. Praise God from whom all blessings flow, for it is only by Him and through Him that we have life, and breath, and have our being !
interesting sermon You make a lot of valid points in this sermon but have left me with a couple of questions. First, are you saying that we have to be regenerated BEFORE the Holy Spirit works in our lives? And second are we not quickened or regenerated SO THAT. We can hear the call, so that we will respond to the call, and so that we will believe when the call comes?
In other words, do we have to accept and believe, to have the Holy Spirit work in our lives, or does the Holy Spirit come up on us, regenerate or quicken us, (save us)so that we have the faith to believe?
I have asked these question of many a pastor, and have had them trivialized repeatedly. But have found the answers to be profound in showing me what pastor believe and teach.
This is a serious problem as a great number of Hospitals in USA are Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, and others and should not be required to submit to Obama Law in this case, America will suffer for a long time as a result of the Obama Judges
Sure this another Obama appointee if it were possible she should be struck of the bench, thanks a lot Barak, and you GOP and others who voted for Barak we wormed you it's not 4 years we worry about its the lifetime of the justices, don't vote for him again
Great Sermon! Been reading you for 30 years changed my life and ministry, in God's grace Pastoring a 5000 member church in South Africa, listen to "Pastor Before His God" at least 5 times a year I love it when our sermons preach back at us
Joel is a great guy, good church, good celebrity , but is typical of the Charismatic, Word of Faith leaders who know nothing of Biblical Theology, and just pass on and share their ignorance with one another, he was just in Seattle, great event but did any of his fellow Pastors challenge him on his statements? No they were falling over each other to suck up to Joel and Victiria and have their picture taken, who cares what Joel Osteen thinks about Mormon teaching, his Dad John Osteen would turn in his grave, John was raised a consistent Baptist as far as salvation goes, Joel on the other hand had one year at ORU