Watch the Video! Pastor Harris, I am so thankful that you all have a video of your message, as it adds greatly in being able to see the examples you present. Thank you so much for an honest teaching on the issue of translations. It has encouraged me, even though I use the KJV at present in my preaching and teaching to remain 'multi-translational' in my convictions as having a better depth of understanding the use of good translations and good Bible dictionaries give helps me much in my faith, my love for Him and to love those the Lord Jesus Christ died for and to witness to them the Gospel
John UK wrote: sc, there is such a thing as a KJV-Only cult, or mentality.
Saint John UK Wales Imho there is an enormous difference between those who love the KJV and use it as their translation of choice (in conscience before God) and the KJV-Onlyist and their cult-like mentality
(I appreciate him very much) For the honesty in which if deals with various translations of the Bible and paraphrases, and the relevant information he brings to the matter
Anyone interested can check out their public statement of their convictions (Imho good ones)
BTW s c As to the differences of Easter and Passover if we witness to anyone we need to make clear and explain just what we are taling about Passover is of course historically the night God passed over Israel Our Lord Jesus Christ did not rise from the dead on Passover, rather on Resurrcction Sunday (oops Sunday has Pagan meanings too)
Dolores wrote: Correction, He does not want us to just be focusing on signs as a means to an end but to make us aware of what is happening in order to warn and work in and for His kingdom while we still can.
Dolores Good Morning!
Two quick things that serve Satan
God's people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge (seems Satan would love to keep people ignorant of the RCC, Crislam, etc etc)
Where there is no vision the people perish (seems like Satan would love that God's people would fall asleep and be bling to the lost who are on their way to hell all around them _ even to forgetting the Holiness of God and moving into an ecumenical/interfaith purpose driven/seeker sensitive Gomorah)
Z Pike I kind of like your post about those who idolize government (different story for any idolizing Calvin, the TULIP of Dordt, the WCF)
As to the potentially volatile subject of "free will" on one hand some people make it out like man has no will/choice whatsoever (a heresy) while on the other some forget God is completely sovereign in salvation (getting into a different heresy for those who deny He is) God Himself choosing those He will do His own supernatural work (using means) to save, He Himself choosing both the when and the how of it
Some even woefully denying their part (which God has for them to do, walk in and live out) in prayer, intercession, witness, teaching, preaching, serving, being a friend to sinners, in the lives of the lost that God's will would be done in them
Imho things uneregenerate Calvinists and others don't get And likewise things in which I have so much learning and growing to do, still trusting Jesus our Lord is more than worth it, for us to be faithful and pleasing to Him (not men pleasers)
Z. Pike wrote: These Michael, are deluded idolaters who worship the world and its sinful insidious ways.
F Joibrem wrote: Students acting in this anti-Semitic way bodes badly for the future of American society. This may be seen only as an incidental event but the fact that it is raised at this age of youth in the group means that the seed is planted and has a future. No smoke without fire.
F Joibrem Imho it might be time to prayerfully humbly, in the Fear of God, reread the Hiding Place, and go before the Lord in prayer for what (evil) is coming upon the this country
s c wrote: Well,Michael,it certainly would be yet another opportunity for FG to try to "win" the "fundamental" Christians and this (homosexuality)is what Christians like to boldly stand against so as not to be likened unto Judas. Bravo!And the BGEA love to be in the public eye..much like Sharpton and Jackson. I'd say that chances are,if FG hasn't already,he would be more than happy to support these wedding businesspeople/"martyrs". Perhaps,while you're at it,you could humbly take it before the RC church as well.
s c You missunderstand my comment FG and the BGEA is enormously intertwined with denominations that already support and/or ordain homosexuals to take this woman's case he would have to displease some of the BGEA's long time supporter
btw If the RCC make a scene in favor of this woman that actually brought her some help, I would not criticize that Perhaps you remeber the Nazi Schindler who put his life at risk to save Jews
Wayfairer pilgrim wrote: Has there been any public demonstration in support of Ms.Stuzman? I'm surprised there hasn't been or is this just sport for homofascist and the government alike. Christian, culture wars are won by the culture no matter how repugnant the issue.
Wayfairer pilgrim TX Do you remember Dayna Curry and Heather Mercer had a church (I believe it was in TX) if memory serves me that organized continual 24/7 prayer for them until they were freed
It would be so good if Ms.Stuzman had a Bible PRAYING Church or Churches to keep her before the Lord until He gives the victory
Saddly with the story out of Franklin TN it is likely there are (used to be) churches who would rally in support of the homosexual couple that the courts would do there worst to Barronelle Stutzman Along with (used to be) Churches that profess to be Bible believing that wouild excuse themselves from getting involved
Hmmmm, maybe the much maligned Franklin Graham might bring her name and plight before the public, never know (I wouldn't object if he did)
And maybe we ought to go to the BGEA's website and humbly ask them to
Bible Facts Explained wrote: 1. You would replace sin with free will. 2. man has to participate with God in modified sovereignty. Making election a joint action God plus sinner.
... restricts the Atonement to divine hands only and does not support your belief in human decision making and free will
... This upsets your conviction that mans free will can overturn the Spirit's work.
... Your believe that man can loose his salvation
B Calvinist Again thank you for posting It saddens me greatly to see you as a liar
1. No. I believe in total depravity (fallen sinfulness, man cannot save himself) not Dordt's total inablilty to respond to God 2. No. I believe in the complete Sovereignty of God in Election God Himself so working through His word, His Spirit, Witnesses, and Providence in those He saves to bring them to a conscience choice of repentance and faith to Salvation 3. Paritally Correct I believe Christ to be the propitiation for the sins of the whole world ONLY Effective in those God saves (brings to repentance and faith) 4. No. God is again absolutely sovereign over the will, which He gave to man, able to make them conscienceously willing 5. No. I believe the Lord Jesus Christ is able to Save and KEEP Saved Forever His own
B Calvinist Thank you so much for the opportunity to briefly respond
First a gentle correction It is the 5 points of Dordt
Second gentle correction If you want to disagree with me please do so rightly. I do not believe a single point you posted of your Arminian (boogeyman?)
Further who in the world gave you the right/authority to judge, to accuse and declare as fact others who are not Calvinists as being Arminian? Those guy at Dordt? Who are they, somekind of infallible Protestant Popes?
Imho some who called themselves Calvinists like Spurgeon and Whitefield sought much more to be Biblical first and foremost more than they did to be Calvinists, especially Calvinists of the Dordt (Hyper) kind, and not make themselves into somekind of infallible reformed dictatores but to be used by God to lead men to the obedience of faith in Christ
things the unregenerate Calvinist cannot comprehend
KK wrote: Looks like another sad case of "Did God really say?" Not too long back I received a call from one of the denominations requesting that I come back to the men's morning breakfast Bible study
KK I appreciate your post
And it makes me think one of the most damaging things of (no longer real) churches that have welcomed into membership (quite different from welcoming them in to hear real preaching of the word of God) is that in rightfully hating the betrayal of Christ by these denominations it makes it more difficult to witness the love of God to lost sinners and plead with them of their urgent need of being right with God and that the Son of God willingly died to pay the penalty not just of homosexuality but of all sin, the very root of sin our prideful, self-centered/seeking, enmity against the rightfull authority of God over our whole lives, not just church on Sunday morning.
Thanks for your post Your stand is an encouragement to me
SteveR wrote: "Christian" is a big universe in the USA. In 2015 anybody can claim the religion with minimal lip service. Isnt that what Americans want? No thought police to tell them what a true Christian is? Half the people in the pews dont understand what their own Church teaches, let alone another Church Irony is, Obama wants people to believe he is Christian despite his actions. Yet, he can point his finger at ISIL memebers and say they arent Muslims
SteveR Please I am trying to write this respectfully and be bluntly honest to add weight to my comment. I don't like you. I believe your ecumenism is quite wrong, a real betrayal of Jesus Christ and genuine Biblical Christianity (please repent)
Still today you have given a very good comment
Quote: Irony is, Obama wants people to believe he is Christian despite his actions. Yet, he can point his finger at ISIL memebers and say they arent Muslims End of Quote
and I have to think alot more people in the USA want to call themselves Christians when they are not, even some who post here on SermonAudio of all places
I liked what the article revealed about Barronelle Stutzman in that she had been a friend to Robert Ingersoll and had served him for years without any discrimination until his request for flowers to celebrate his gay wedding would have violated her faith and conscience A huge betrayal of Jesus Christ
It also reveals something about friendship of the world, along the lines the world will love professing Christians as long as they can use them but let anyone be a believing Christian then there enmity against God comes out of the closet
My I suggest that we agree together in prayer for the LORD's might mercies (see Psalm 136) to be desplayed in this woman's life (encluding salvation if she isn't) and especially however the Spirit leads you along the lines of:
For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right. Psalm 9:4 kjv
Brother Saint Elmer wrote: So what you and Brother Saint John are saying is that neither of you have an inerrant Bible?
Elmer Thanks for the opportunity to give a reference to an excellent message by Pastor Sean Harris on the Bible for those that love the word of God and have deep interest in knowing it and living by the what God Himself says
Angela Wittman wrote: Christians need to flee from this... Lack of money coming in is probably all that will get this pastor and his elders attention.
Angela I heard that Still what about us? I trust you understand what this ... ah man .... in their pulpit has done is quie evil BUT that it also affects all of us
So what about us? Imho we ought to humbly prayerfully seek God: Father what is Your will for us? How can we faithfully apply ourselves to Your word in this, and faithfully righteously apply Your word to the times, to the people we are living in and with.
tb wrote: but my biggest issue doctrinally is... TULIP
tb If i might encourage you as I lean very much towards a hostility of the 5 Point of Dhordt Calvinism because of its gross distortions of enormously important and valueable Biblical Doctrines
Here is my point not everyone calling themselves Calvinist/Reformed are necessarily the Dhordt kind (much more to grace than the WCF)
The imperfect CH Spurgeon is one who Imho is quite good (he is NOT an infallible Protestant/Baptist Pope) SermonAudio has individuals who have recorded his sermons so that we can listen to them
Imho they ought to be a blessing every child of God ex. The Blood
Imho we need wisdom and discernment that we don't throw the baby out with the bath water (no matter how "icy" that is)
More than having a problem with "Calvinists" one issue I am working through that I believe is way more serious is those who do not take the word of God literally (where literal and figurative where figurative) but take it allegorically or some other way and deceive and seduce others to follow their imaginary interpretations
This is an area I have much learning and growing to do but I trust the Lord taking His word seriously to be obedient to Him is very good indeed
tb wrote: John UK from Wales: If you don't believe that people can believe on Jesus and then FALL AWAY, your argument is with the Jesus and the Bible, not anti-Gnostics such as myself.
tb I appreciate your post Let me say this having been around all sorts of points of view and ideas of different denominations
It is NOT easy to rightly divide and handle accurately the word of God in this issue
For me the plumbline so to speak is what the depravity of man, the lost fallen state of unsaved men to have a nature that hates obedience ot God AND the reality of a completely new nature in the new birth
Anyway blessing to you as you grow in the knowledge of the Truth in all this
Precious Brother Saint Elmer wrote: Dear Brother Saint Michael, how do we know Jesus said this?
Elmer You live in the land of the Amish! Do you mean PA? I am not too far North of Langcaster I used to drive Tractor trailer and I am so thankful God helped me to be careful driving where I might encounter a horse and buggy in the middle of the night.
In my quote, it was John the Apostle by the Holy Spirit saying what is written (of course by the Spirit of the Living God, the Spirit of Truth it is entirely trustworthy that we can trust what God says (is written) over any opinion of man and our own fears too
Now if you want to be silly about the Bible, please be careful that you don't hurt yourself or any body else, hurting the devil would be quite okay with me and I believe also with God