Great Sermon! Do you know what you believe and why you believe it? Sola Scriptura. A confession of faith is a convenient tool that succinctly lays out the major doctrines of the Bible. As a student of the Scripture, your ability to wield the Sword of the Spirit should be ever increasing in order to earnestly contend for the faith.
This is from the 4th Council of Trent:"Furthermore, in order to restrain petulant spirits, It decrees, that no one, relying on his own skill, shall,--in matters of faith, and of morals pertaining to the edification of Christian doctrine, --wresting the sacred Scripture to his own senses, presume to interpret the said sacred Scripture contrary to that sense which holy mother Church,--whose it is to judge of the true sense and interpretation of the holy Scriptures,--hath held and doth hold; or even contrary to the unanimous consent of the Fathers; even though such interpretations were never (intended) to be at any time published."
Catholicism has set itself up as the final authority. They teach many damnable heresies and value their traditions above the Scriptures.
I urge everyone to study to the Scriptures and make it your final authority in all things, especially doctrine.
Great Sermon! Excellent sermon on the Scriptures being THE final authority in a Christian's life. There are many people who cling to tradition rather than submit to God's Word. Roman Catholics are at great fault for holding to heretical doctrines and traditions that are directly refuted from the Scripture. Beware what you make your final authority!
Great Sermon! I read Hosea 12:6 this morning and was happy to find this sermon on that text. The history was quite interesting, and I hope that our nation repents of its sins, especially the blight of abortion. I enjoyed your sermon!