Not to mention the strain on an already difficult walk.
For me, going on FB was like walking into a trap. I was willingly setting myself up for assault from the ungodly who pose as Christians but secretly are demons who lie in wait to bait the one/s who are honestly seeking fellowship with other Christians.
Out of my time on FB, I can say that I ended up with 5 friends that I talk with outside of social media.
After leaving FB back in November 2015, I can say that my life has gotten much better. Far less stressful.
24 Observations on 5 verses of Scripture In Owen's normal commentary, thorough application, warning and exhortation, he has filled 124 pages number 24 applications on these few verses of Scripture. The wisdom displayed, the warnings issued, and the applications drawn out may not have their equal in any other comment on Hebrews 3:7-11. It leaves us with the full weight of the apostle's warning in 1 Cor. 10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
One more comment on Spurgeon To David or anyone else who has a problem with my commentating on what I read; This is my project. My main concern is to bring people to the Puritans. I will do it as the Lord leads me and not by the comments and suggestions of others.
Charles Spurgeon, to me, was an inconsistent man in his theology. His views on John Wesley make me sick, as a Puritan, a Calvinist and a Reformed Baptist.
Spurgeon repeatedly stated that he adhered to the Calvinistic views of Soteriology. This is the only reason why I have referenced and narrated the two works that I did. The third was a list of Puritan authors from the Spurgeon Library
I have added the link to the Spurgeon.org site for the purists who want to read the three in their context.
Please feel free to not listen or download the narrations that I do.
Thank you for your comments. Feel free to join my Facebook group by the same name, should you wish to criticize my narrations. May the Lord Jesus Christ bless and preserve each one of you.
For David M. Curtis Hi David,
Thank you for your comments.
I am of the Puritan persuasion but call myself a Reformed Baptist. I am not familiar with the Baptist principles outside the Confession of 1689.
I also pointed out inconsistencies where Spurgeon gave credit to John Wesley as having a place among the 12 Apostles, etc.
This, sir, is heresy. However, The importance of Spurgeon calling himself a Calvinist, far outweigh his personal opinions of Mr. Wesley's merits, or lack thereof.
Since I did the narration, I felt it necessary to separate certain things for the modern day hearer. Whether Spurgeon was in line with what Baptists believe are irrelevant to me; as I am a Supralapsarian Calvinist as are most of the older Reformed Baptists that I am familiar with...eg, Dr. Ferrell Griswold.
Again, thank you for your comment David. May the Lord bless and preserve you.
Additional commentary It is important to state that the reading of commentaries is a good thing. The last thing a person should do, brothers and sisters, is to read the Bible and try and interpret it on your own. This practice leads to serious error and will cause you far more harm than good. Also, I would like to recommend Interpretation of the English Bible by B.H. Carroll. It contains the commentary on Job that the Rev. Spurgeon alluded to in the sermon. DAL
The Book on the Subject There is another version of this that I narrated for SermonAudio. SID=617101116211 but it is 16kbps, this is 64. The other 16 chapters that we will upload is also 64KBPS - 3 of them are uploaded already. T M S Michigan "It is indeed no marvel that poor creatures who forsake their own mercies, and run away from the pasture and fold of Christ in his
ordinances, are rent and torn with divers lusts, and do pine away with hunger and famine; but to see men living under and enjoying all the means of spiritual thriving, yet to decay, not to be fat and flourishing, but rather daily to pine and wither, this argues some secret powerful distemper, whose poisonous and noxious qualities hinder the virtue and efficacy of
the means they enjoy. This is indwelling sin. So wonderfully powerful, so
effectually poisonous it is, that it can bring leanness on the souls of men in
the midst of all precious means of growth and flourishing. It may well
make us tremble, to see men living under and in the use of the means of the gospel, preaching, praying, administration of sacraments, and yet grow colder every day than others in zeal for God, more selfish and worldly, even habitually to decline as to the degrees of holiness -Owen
Great Choice for an Audiobook I am glad that you chose this book. I really look forward to working with you to bring the best collection of Puritan and Reformed audiobooks to SermonAudio. Though my narrations have been here since 2003, working with you is going to be a great opportunity and I am so humbled to be able to assist you to bring the best and even rarest Puritan and other works to SermonAudio. Thanks again Duane! T M S www.puritanaudiobooks.net
Great Sermon! This sermon should be heard by every single person who calls themselves Christians... I also concur with Pastor Schwertley, that every congregation that houses Democrats should ex-communicate these supporters of this evil, liberal party.