Great Program! The discussion on the Biblical definition of love (I Corinthians 13) given by Dave and Kevin alone makes this program worth listening to repeatedly and downloading. It can never be stressed enough that love requires sacrifice, commitment, obedience, compromise (not in a sinful sense), and so on. Feelings ebb and flow constantly and are a poor foundation for marriage, love, and relationship. Please continue to yield to God in obedience so He can use you further for the great work of the Generations Radio program!
shane wrote: Truthfully I don't want my kids to go to college. It's a breeding ground for worldly pride. Yes.. Even the Christian ones now a days.
Very well said. College is one of the most expensive and overrated cons there is. Too many professing Christian parents have bought the world's script that they MUST send their children there, presumably to get a good job and make a lot of money. College is an especially dangerous environment for females, as they are susceptible to feminist indoctrination. It all boils down to serving Mammon as one's master and the love of money. I wish I'd never gone, myself.
One major "ism" I forgot to include in my previous comment is egalitarianism. This false notion that men and women are exactly alike and completely equal has been extremely damaging and has caused great confusion and a breakdown of relations between the sexes. Again, God made them male and female, which means there are differences between the two.
Great comment, Anne, especially your recognition of feminism's role in this. God made them male and female and each sex has its own distinctive characteristics and roles within the family, the church, and larger society.
Feminism, along with all of the other worldly "ism" philosophies (i.e., existentialism, materialism, hedonism, atheism, and the grandfather of them all, humanism) do not have origins rooted in Scripture. When men are not men and women are not women, the whole of society suffers. There is an abundance of weak effeminate men and aggressive masculinized women in today's culture. It's easy to get frustrated with such men, but worth noting that they are the product of 50+ years of feminism, which insisted men had to be "sensitive and in touch with their feminine side." Ugh.
SF from TX wrote: Ah birth control.....it gives a person the power to play God (or so they think). After all, it's "their body" and they can control the womb-open and close it when they like. Yes sir-ree the power of creating life is within our means. Or is it? Anyways, birth control is a non-surgical method of abortion.
Thank you for stating this. Whenever I read about the matter of Christians and birth control, Psalms 127 and 128 particularly come to mind. Why would a Christian want to refuse an heritage of the Lord and a reward from Him? We have become too influenced by the world. We're afraid we won't be able to keep up with the Joneses, can't maintain the girlish figure, won't have as much free time and money as we used to, etc. It is also because we often don't trust God to meet our needs (not wants; there is a difference) in providing for and raising those children.
God's blessings do not just mean automatic ease, comfort, luxury, absence of struggle, etc. But that doesn't mean they aren't blessings. Being married and raising children is often difficult. But they are both from God (cf. Proverbs 18:22 & Proverbs 19:14, in addition to the Scriptures above), and God is good.
Wow...just wow! I listened to this without knowing exactly what to expect. Little did I know it would display such feminism and misandry, both of which are sins. Shedding man's blood requires that that man's blood be shed (Gen. 9:6). This is absolutely terrible, but, as you said, we've already started going down this road. God help us and turn us from our sin and save us.
SF from X wrote: My question is, why is she working outside the home in the first place? 1 Timothy 5:14 and Titus 2:5 (KJV).
Thank you for asking this; my question exactly.
I did notice that in the link to the article, this woman is referred to as "Ms"; in a older article about her linked to this one, she's called "Miss." Yet, the newer article describes her as a mother of three. She may not even be married, despite having children. I'm not totally sure.
Sadly, many women cast off the protective covering of their fathers in their youth and reject having husbands in favor of "careers, freedom, and independence." So that pretty much means they have to work. I don't know if this is true of this particular woman, but this is a huge problem in many countries in the world, in any case, "thanks" to feminism, which is a rejection of God's creation order.
Great Sermon! Excellent program, particularly near the end regarding the call and the challenge to repent of unbiblical perspectives of marriage, money, and everything else. There is no question that being delivered from sin by God through Jesus Christ changes EVERYTHING. As II Corinthians 5:17 says: "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things become new." May God bless you and strengthen you to continue the good work of Generations Radio on His behalf!
spindown wrote: Add to this cauldron: The "Bible Answer Man" advised a caller yesterday that churches with female preachers is an issue that, "while we may debate this issue vigorously, we must not divide over it."
Thank you for this comment. I used to listen to Hank Hanegraaf (please pardon any misspelling), but stopped in large part because of comments like this that I have heard him make.
Great Sermon! I appreciate this program, particularly the point about early or young marriage for young men. This needs to be taught much more often in churches. If they remain single too long, it is practically guaranteed that some type of sexual sin will occur, and the consequences of violating God's law will inevitably surface in their later marriage.