Homeschooling in the UK is under threat from bureaucrats and politicians. Quote...
"LONDON, June 11, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) â€“ Under newly announced Labour government rules, local council authorities are authorized to enter private homes to interview children, without parents present, on their safety and â€śquality of education.â€ť The new regulations have raised fears among Britainâ€™s homeschooling community of a government attack on the rights of parents to educate their children at home. Families will be forced to register with authorities and could face criminal penalties if they are deemed to be inadequately educating their children"
I can see these bureaucrats forcing homosexual lifestyle and evolution onto unsuspecting Christian parents!!!
Great Teaching! Rev. Bradley declares that we are in a revolution in church and society. He is right! And we can observe this happening all around us, in the radical overthrow of God's authority. People no longer wrestle with sin. We need to recapture the Christian mind. This is the alternative to the worldly mind of iniquity. Quote, "You didn't change your mind, God changed your heart." Thankyou Rev Bradley. Great work.
"We want to know what they're saying, what they're wearing, where they're going and whom they're with. Indeed, billion-dollar industries revolve around our indefatigable obsession with celebrities."
This is just plain old sad!! To look-up to modern celebrity must mean there is something missing in your own life or personality. This is also plain old idolatry for a person who has no life of their own.
Exodus 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
I worked in Saudi for four years on American contracts. Believe me they are paying! - As for "quid quo pro" = equal exchange? No! It's more like they are being "fleeced" by professional bureacrats etc.
Great Sermon! This is an outstanding message particularly to those who're finding themselves distracted from their first love, for those discouraged in their walk, for those chased by their besetting sins, etc. New believers, and those who've walked long with the Lord will find encouragement to not grow weary in finishing the race. Pastor Jim exhorts us in the most important priorities of all time.
DB The interesting thing about JD's verse is what it goes on to say....
Rom 10:13 "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent?"
The question then becomes, "how do they believe" that of course is where the Holy Spirit comes in, as you know.
Romans 8:3-4 is treating of something far more essential and weighty than whether or not Christ by His infinite merits obtained for us something more than we lost in Adam. Undoubtedly He did: our establishment in righteousness, our glorification, and much more.
Rather that passage intimates the highest motive and ultimate end which God had before Him when He foresaw, foreordained and permitted our fall in Adam. Christ is the grand center of all the divine counsels, and the magnifying of Him is their principal design.
Had God kept Adam from sinning, all his race would have been eternally happy. But in that case Adam would have been their savior and benefactor, and all his seed would have gloried in him, ascribing their everlasting blessedness to his obedience.
But such an honor was far too much for any finite creature to bear. Only the Lord from heaven was worthy of it. Accordingly God designedly made the flesh of the first man "weak" or mutable and allowed his defection in order to make way for His laying our help "upon one that is mighty" (Ps. 89:19), that we might owe our endless bliss to Him.
Moreover, that obedience which Christ rendered to the law magnified it and made it infinitely more honorable than any mere creatureâ€™s conformity could have made it.