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Great Sermon! Excellent sermon! Using Greenwich Village a modern example & putting the listeners in Paul's position of writing a letter to this wayward church really helped bring home this message of God's grace.
Great Sermon! I am glad that preachers are raising important issues. Would you do an radio interview with me sometime? I am on www.blogtalkradio.com/derekdreamer
I interviewed yesterday pastor ed watson. The sermon was about:In a radio show with Derek Dreamer, Pastor Ed and Derek talk about the 501c3 issue, the founding of the Nazi's by homosexuals (and the continuance in this country), The exciting end times we are living and the unfolding of Revelation before our very eyes, the blindness of the church, the KJV as God's inspired and preserved Word, The military's training of troops to forcibly take away guns from Americans as a means to disarm us to bring in the New World Order and many other things.
....'Arch-Bishop Tutu does the foreword', says it all.
'In the past, Tutu has expressed the opinion that Zionism itself is racist, and complained of â€śJewish influenceâ€ť in the West. He was reported by the Hartford Courant as having said that apartheid is inherent to Judaism, as "proven" by the structure of Jewish service in Jerusalemâ€™s Holy Temple.'
"Our church, Fundamentalist Baptist, pre mil, pre trib, missiomary minded, supports missionaries to Autralia. We have one who has been there for 20 years and has built a church that currently has about 40 members. We recently took another on for support." My brother in is southern Australia, north of Melbourne. They are IFB, but he hasn't said much about the Reformed influence. But it is a pretty cold country (to the gospel) from what I understand.
Wolf said: "That al men dead in tresspasses ans sin and are totally depraved of any moral goodness whereby they can save themselves. Jesus paid the satisfactory justice for sin and meet God's demand for perfect righteousness. God justifies the sinner on the merits of Christ and his righteousness is imputed on the believing sinner." And this is what we do door to door. We present the Word of God. The Holy Spirit then leads us to go further, or leave the house. You can tell if they are under conviction and if you need to continue telling them how they need to repent.
I have a question. How man Reformed think God saved them, but they have never repented? False professions happen throughout many circles. I have heard people give their testimony who didn't know when they got saved, but thought they were.
Mike, you are correct. Slavery became AN issue, but wasn't the issue. The textiles of the north needed the south's cotton. So when the south wanted to seceede, the north wasn't going to let that happen since they needed their cheap cotton.
Actually, emancipation was suggested to Lincoln a year before from a senetor from Missouri (if I am not mistaken. If so, I would like to be corrected). Loncoln didn't think it was the right time to propose emancipation.
Great Sermon! Great message. This is the type of preaching I have been blessed to hear for many years in Fundamental Baptist churches. I have left many services untterly broken, yet happy for God's constant rebuke and cleansing.
If America's pulpits were like this, we would not have half of the problems we are now facing. There was a day when alter calls were given to Christians to repent for going to movies, and those were the ones 50 years ago. Churches practiced church discipline for gossiping. Personal seperation was expected.
Can anyone really tell a Christian young lady from the world any more? Or a young man who hasn't pierced and tattoed his body?
Oh that all of America's pulpits were like this!
"Where in the Word that there was suppossed to be a ceremony of baby dedication."
In the same place where infants are to be baptized.
And the household was baptized because they would have believed and repented, as did all subjects of baptism in the NT. "Then God "called" him by name. His sheep recognize Him when He calls them by their name. He who has ears, let him hear! All those who Jesus calls their name, recognize His voice and the respond by calling Him Lord. This is the perfect picture of God's grace in election. One cannot see the kingdom unless one is "Born Again". "
Uh, you forgot verse 6:
Acts 9:6 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
Jesus told Paul who he was because Paul didn't know at first.
"You could ask these of God on circumcision. How was God able to circumcise the heart of 8 day old babies?"
He didn't circumcise their hearts. He circumcised their...
Didn't this doctrine originate in Rome?
" They also practice baby dedication "
And Hannah gave Samuel to God.
"and teach an age of accountablility,"
Isaiah 7:16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings.
Deuteronomy 1:39 Moreover your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and your children, which in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess it.
Your baptism follows closely with the Campbellites.
How did Paul say in II Timothy 1:12
For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
Not because he was baptized or circumcised, but because he had a personal encounter with Jesus Christ and repented ... "Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?"
"Sacraments are holy signs and seals of the covenant of graceâ€¦ Baptism is a sacrament of the New Testament, ordained by Jesus Christ, not only for the solemn admission of the party baptized into the visible Church, but also to be unto him a sign and seal of the covenant of grace, or his ingrafting into Christ, of regeneration, of remission of sinsâ€¦ Not only those that do actually profess faith in and obedience unto Christ, but also the infants of one or both believing parents are to be baptized." (Westminster Confession)
Tell me, how can baptizing an infant seal him or graft him into Christ? This merits grace because you will need to wait for the child to grow up to prove weather or not he was chosen.
Pure heresy. It is Jesus Christ who save completely, and in his own words "except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."
No, I said I read your posts with Sproul's quotes. I have not picked up a book by Sproul. AND, if YOU would read, I said he had some good information on homeschooling, which actually his son takes the leading role in the subject. He is on the radio also, which is where I have heard him. Man, who is it that needs to read!
And again, Presbyterians teach infant baptism...which is a way to merit grace (although YOU might not believe that, but it is traditional Reformed theology).
rogerant...Minnow wrote that, I just did a poor job showing it was a quote from him.
Minnow - "As for whom the "authority" is - We the Reformed Church always speak of and acknowledge the "Sovereignty" of God."
Yes you may SPEAK of the Sovereignty of God, but all that is ever displayed on these posts is "Reformation", "Calvin", "Westminster Cofession", oh, did I say Calvin? - ya, I did...OK.
Tell me who has more contol - a tyrant like Hitler who is dictator over the people who have no freedom, or a president who isn't afraid of people who have freedoms to make their own decisions? It is the man who has to have his thumb on everything who is in actuality a weak person. And I know that God is bigger than you make him out to be because he is able to run his creation and accomplish his purpose even with man's free will. Your doctrine has actually made God weak, and this personality is manifest in the originator of this doctrin - Calvin. He was a classic dictator who if dissagreed with, punishment came.
Take preachers advice and do some (Non-reformation) eclectic reading on church history.