A must hear! Thank you, Pastor Scott. This is a necessary and courageous sermon. May many with the FIC take heed, and may many outside the FIC take notice, that men such Scott Brown share our concerns. May such teaching bring us together, especially those holding to the 1689 Baptist Confession.
Excellent Pastor Nichols understands the law and gospel unlike most modern Reformed preachers. He is steeped in the old puritanical tradition. Clear and straightforward preaching at its best. These sermons should be put in print. They may be the best contemporary treatment of the book since MLJ (and in some respects they are superior).
Helpful, but... This is a helpful discussion. Scott Brown is certainly on to something. Yes, my fear is this: have we forgotten that are Already Gone from the womb. Do we need to teach creation? Yes. Do we need to stress the centrality of the home and especially the father? Yes. But let us not forget the need for a solid conversion to God. Let us stress the marks of true and saving religion. Let us preach the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. For ultimately speaking, children leave the church because they are unconverted. This I fear is an overlooked fact.
Classic Albert Martin A must hear! We as Reformed Baptist need to remember our heritage. Our Puritan roots as well as contemporary roots. Here we find both. Pastor Martin and the Puritans! May God send this sermon (lecture) abroad, for the good of Zion and the glory of her King!
A must hear! Excellent sermon.
Pastor Nichols hit the nail on the head. This is a distiction that must be maintained. Hodge and Haldane would have made more sense on this text if they would have understood it in its context. The contetxt is the day of judgment. V13 explains v12. Jews will be judged sticter due to their privilges. Just to have the law is not enought. We must do it. This is the purpose of the gospel(Rom.3:31; 8:4). We hear much about the need to harmonize Paul with James. But what is needed is to harminize Paul with Paul and Paul with Jesus (Matt.37). This is best done by retaining this distiction.
John Colguhoun, "Though it is by the surety-righteousness of Jesus Christ, apprehnded by faith alone, that the sinner's person is justified in the sight of God, yet it is by a holy practice that his character can be justified before men."
Thank you pastor Nichols. This was a true blessing.
A must hear! This sermon is a must hear. In a day of total confusion Pastor Fred speaks with a needed clarity. Would to God, that every Baptist minister would consider these things. May the Lord give us ears to hear what the Spirit says to the churches.