Great Sermon! I think this is excellent teaching. Pastor Harris chooses his words carefully. However, perhaps his stats are rather N.American, rather than global. The Christianity globally IS accepting the entire Bible as inerrant, including virgin birth, 6 literal day creation, the bodily/physical resurrection of Jesus Christ, and his soon return. Most Christians in the "south" according to Dr. Phillip Jenkins (Penn State Univ.) are holding to such fundamental truths. It is the "north", or as we say, the western nations which are sliding down the slope of progressive error. (The Next Christiandom... Dr. Phillip Jenkins, 2001)
Great Sermon! I want to say this was a balanced message, and though I agree with the other commenter that burial is a more biblical choice than cremation, I believe there is the place for the points that this pastor brings out. Namely:
2. exalting Jesus
3. sharing the gospel
4. comfort and service to those mourning
5. the reflection on eternity.
Ken Ham is a pioneer in science and Bible education for America. He stays with the authority of God's word. You may or may not agree with everything he says, but he has courage and dignity, and stays with the Bible, which is what we all should do.
Great Sermon! What is wrong? All things are permissable, but all things are not helpful. Don't cause your brother to stumble. If my drink causes a brother to stumble, I will not drink it. If my freedom is a stumbling block for a weaker believer, or even a non-believer, I will not accept, nor will I reach for, so that they might not stumble. Love covers over the freedom to partake.
Great Sermon! Most Americans here have no desire to share the gospel. The Koreans come sacrificially laying down their lives. The British missionaries are excellent at learning language, as other European missionaries -- strong heritage, though now few in number. Brazilians and Filipinos come to work in factories and a few are faithfully having Bible studies. We are a few Americans still who care about Japan. We gather with believers from around the world, and we will continue to reach out to Japan, even if our churches back in the USA will forget us -- for our life is lowly and forgotten by America for the most part. Please pray for us. The language is difficult, and the spiritual attacks are silent and deceptive. We are not without hope, but we are often without support.
Great Sermon! An excellent message, so why did you quit without developing the proper response to such developments in our times? It is as if your counsel would be most useful, if you would but express it AND develop it, rather than just leaving it as a conclusion to sum it all up. Please continue your series as to what God is calling us to as reformed believers in today's world, for we have many who are friends and also who are faithful to the charismatic movement. It hurts the life of the Christian faith, teaching, and life expression in our lost and deceived world. By all means, please continue training us in how then we should react, live and deal with this.
Great Sermon! "A person's a person, no matter how small." Wow !
Kevin quotes Horton Hears a Who, to fight abortion! I would have never have thunk it! Well, great, and everyone protect the unborn any creative way we can !
Ian Paisley sought to take righteousness to political law making. That is, the government authority is set up by God , and uses it for good, and the supression of evil. Simple. He did his job, and we say well done
Canada is in trouble. There is no reason they will not be judged, save the mercy of God. Remain faithful Christians, and fight all homosexuality with strong families, biblical faith, and counseling for gays, that they may be delivered from such a reprobate and humiliating lifestyle. If they don't repent, HIV could be on the way.
Great Sermon! This was a very excellent visual teaching on the temple in Ezekiel 40-48. You can learn a lot just by going through it with your Bible and these drawings. Thank you, Mr. ODonnell.
I'll meet you on 3/3/3, as you suggested at the end of the presentation.