Great Sermon! Mr Havner is preaching here Isaiah 60, letting your light shine in the dark. Funny but all day long I have been beating myself up over the times I have upset people by preaching some bit of scripture - and this was just the trigger sermon. Also a bit convicting because the times are so very dark and it's easy to get used to the dark.
Great Sermon! This is one of those classic faith building sermons ( I had to ask myself how did he preach like that !!!).
Will keep to listen to again .
Sermon on the centrality of Christ go our faith.
I attempted to read some of the writings about grudem and actually couldn't fathom what they were going on about - quote ' he is foubdational in complementarian theology.'
Blah blah blah ( sounds like he's verging on the emergent ).
Can I say this - true Christianity is simple ( it doesn't fluff academic pride). It is you having a relationship with the God man Jesus Christ and him revealing himself through the bible. It is you through the hilt spirit repenting of sin and getting ever closer to that beautiful saviour. It's simple - so simple that the clever guys couldn't get it ( they missed it because they were discussing theology). You either get it or you don't. Verily verily I say unto you. Except a man be born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God.
Wayne Grudem ( I have regarded his spirit for a while so I had to do some research to present ).
1. He is a proponent of neo Calvinism. 2. He is linked to names such as Rick Warren, Jack Deere, Keller. John Wimber. 3. I believe the book I read that disturbed me was 1 Peter although it was so long ago that I may well be wrong. 4. Linked to the vineyard church. 5. I would suggest that he is operating under an academic spirit - I attended a church where his teachings were considered up there with the bible- there was much pride ( linked to a bible college ) and very little display of the Holy Spirit in fact I would suggest that the church was dead.
With regards to bible versions, I would absolutely recommend that you get hold (on YouTube ?) of Dr Sam Gipps series, what's the big deal about the KJV. He explains the issues around biblical correction in a very simplstic manner ( much better than I could). The videos are very thought provoking and may lead you to explore the whole area of bible versions. You may not necessarily agree with him but it will make you think.
It was something about the blood of Jesus being completely shed such that he was now bloodless in heaven -,then he went on to say that's why we have to take communion as the body of Jesus was in the communion ( it sounded pretty much like transubstantiation to me ?).
Wayne Grudem - I don't rate him? 1.he was prominent in producing the ESV bible ( yet another hooky bible). 2. I once read some of his writing - and at page 3 or 4 it was clear that he was not promoting salvation by faith alone through grace alone.
I only see the two of them saying unpleasant things about each other - where are the serious political policies ( health care / unemployment / foreign policy / education etc ) I can only assume that America has no problems ?????