Reply to Jersey's comment Hello Jersey from Canada,
I am NOT speaking for brother Cooley nor am i a member of Old Paths BC - just to be clear - but there is no invisible universal church. The church is the local assembly. Yes there is ONLY ONE "BRIDE", and Chirst is coming for His "Church"...but the Body of Christ is MADE up of "many members". Read 1 Corinthians 12 (specifically 12:12-20)and also in Romans 12 (specifically 12:4-5). Also, word "ekklesia", translated "church", literally means "gathering" or "assembly". All local assemblies around the world where born again believers gather together are themselves the individual members that make up the Bride of Christ. The letters written in Revelation Ch.2 were to actual, physical churches, and are there for our admonition, exhortation, reproof, instrustion in righteousness, etc. But the point is that the visible, physical assembly of believers is what constitutes a "church"...each one being an outpost of the gospel, as ambassadors for Christ, all are members of the Body. This is definitely a subject that should be studied out and understood scripturally. Remember, an invisible Universal church can't baptize believers, can't minister the Lord's Supper, can't practice church discipline and put disorderly brethren out. Hope this helps. God Bless.
Let's not limit God, despite my or anyones opinion, God had tha capability of making the earth in 6 days yet making the matter on the earth "seem older" if you understand me. God made Adam as a man not a new born baby - God made earth as an 'aged' material. Keep our minds open! But centred on the greatest thing in the universe!
Because Ron Paul won't say "homosexuality is a sin" he isn't worthy of christian votes??? His personal views on this subject are completely irrelevant to serving as president. These guys try to sell themselves as "good Christians" and its all just emotional pandering. Ron Paul isn't a phony that plays up his religion, because it is largely irrelevant to serving as president. Fundamentalists like Bob Jones apparently don't go for that. George Bush is apparently a religious christian and he really turned out great didn't he.
Great Sermon! Excellent teaching! The charismatic movement offers many temptations through carnal experiences that lead people away from God's objective truth. This movement is rife with manufactured miracles and spiritual superiority. Paul warned that wolves will come in and devour the flock. This is exactly what the charismatic movement is doing.