Great Sermon! Preached in 03, even more relevant today, to all believers! I pray hearts will be broken, lamentation begins, and separation will draw us back to His full power!Thank You for Standing in the Gap!
Thanks for addressing an often ignored issue This is a topic so many are afraid to address from the pulpit. Statistics show that the church is losing the first mission field, its kids. (70-80% leave the faith after leaving the home). Dropping your kids for 30-40 hrs a week in an a humanist based institution (kids that aren't even regenerated or still babes in their faith) is a recipe for training up humanist, not Christian Disciples. The Jewish nation always got off course when their children were not properly trained in God's precepts. John Dewey knew if he got our kids he would get the nation and the war in America is being won for the humanist through the schools.
John UK wrote: Truth seeker I hope you're not calling me a Calvinist. Anyway Even in those who are subsequently saved, there is an initial resisting of the Holy Ghost, simply because of their spiritual deadness. But you will find that in every instance of every person in heaven, the gracious God eventually broke through with saving grace, granting life through the new birth, and repentance and faith where previously there had been rebellion and unbelief. Sure enough, God can and does do it. To him be praise and glory.
John UK wrote: Truth seeker Sure we must give equal weight to every verse of scripture. This has been my own argument. But scripture does not ever contradict itself. It is all the word of God. If I believe that Jesus is the 'author and finisher' of my faith, then I cannot fail by way of faith, can I? Therefore whatever the verse in Hebrews is saying, it is not saying it to those who have been gifted faith by the Lord Jesus Christ.
You are missing my argument. All I am saying is that listening to some calvinists you would think that "irristable grace" meant some kind of overpowering by God against one's own will. Many calvinists have, on this very point, opted to call it something else - "effectual grace", "Special grace" etc.
The notion that the Holy Spirit works in such a way that he cannot be resisted is palpable nonsense. Or else how can we be said to grieve him, quench him etc.?
Due proportion and weight to every verse of the Bible please.
John UK wrote: .... No, I cannot see that is right. For then his power is resistable by man. ......
Button hole theology John UK
Acts 7:51 states that they were uncircumcised in heart and ears - in other words that they did not have the heart or the ears to relish the truth being proclaimed. They personally rejected it because it did not suit them- and that therefore this too constitutes part of the their resisting the Holy Ghost!
What do you make of Hebrews 6:4-6? These were made partakers of the Holy Ghost and yet there is a very real danger that they fall away - who failed? And how come, if they were made partakers of the Holy Ghost?
Been a Christain all my life, been listening to FR for about 12 years,looking to hear what others have to say about FR. Just trying to know what is correct. In my opinion Camping is so much deeper and farther ahead of anyone or anything I have read here.
I am so sick of you Christian Conservatives trying to tell lies about my candidate. This practice of late term abortion is not something Obama would endorse unless a woman's life is in danger. Many of these babies referred to in the article were sick and likely had birth defects. I don't seriously believe that anyone in the medical community would do anything not to keep these baby's alive. It is appauling what Christian conservatives have done to distort the truth the past 8 years and our rate of abortion in this country is no different than under Clinton. I am proud Obama is our president and I feel like our country is no longer in the path of tyranny.
thank you hidemi, i would like to write alot more but i should be doing homework for a night class. The Bible tells us to resist the devil and he will flee from us. Also, we are told in Holy Scripture that we are to acknowledge God in all our ways and He will direct our path. The salvation of the righteous is of the Lord.
Will come back to this later... May God bless and preserve all SA Christian brothers and sisters and bring SA non beleivers to a saving knowledge of Him. With love in Christ..
Our modern concept of representative government, wherein the people choose leaders for themselves, is a direct application of the Reformation theology of Federal Representation and biblical precedent.
The greatest theologians of the Reformation affirmed the doctrine of "federalism" or "representation" based upon the model found in Genesis. In this view, one man stands for the group. Theologically it referred to Adam representing the entire human race (yet unborn) and therefore when he sinned, we all sinned in him. The corollary to this was Jesus being the Second Adam, standing in for His Elect; if we all died in Adam; we are all saved in Christ. Through representation, His death could atone for all His people‚Äôs sins (Rms 5:12-19).
The Reformers applied the doctrine of representation to the social and political realm when battling against the "divine right of kings." They saw the biblical office of king as simply one of representation; the king as the supreme executive of a nation has a responsibility to those he represents. Hence, the king was not above the law.
rogerant, The American Revolution is grounded in biblical principle. See my post at 9/7/08 1:45
The ministry of Whiterspoon and many other clergymen was key to the American Revolution. Many excellent links are posted on the site referenced by DLF at 9/7/08 2:10. Thank you Daniel.
A beleiver, you state "Earthly government no matter what there constitution serve Satan and not God."
Rom 13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
Rom 13:4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to [execute] wrath upon him that doeth evil.
The American Revolution is grounded in biblical principle. In a nutshell, the answer is based upon understanding the principle of Federal Representation as revealed in the Word of God. This principle is expressed more clearly in an article titled "Biblical Patriarchy and the Doctrine of Federal Representation", by Rev. Brian M. Abshire
"..the greatest theologians of the Reformation affirmed the doctrine of "federalism" or "representation" based upon the model found in Genesis. In this view, one man stands for the group. Theologically it referred to Adam representing the entire human race (yet unborn) and therefore when he sinned, we all sinned in him. The corollary to this was Jesus being the Second Adam, standing in for His Elect; if we all died in Adam; we are all saved in Christ. Through representation, His death could atone for all His people‚Äôs sins (Rms 5:12-19). The Reformers applied the doctrine of representation to the social and political realm when battling against the "divine right of kings." They saw the biblical office of king as simply one of representation; the king as .."
The top American military officer has warned Israel against orchestrating 'USS Liberty Part II' to provoke a US-led war against Iran.
In early July, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, visited Israel to discuss the Iranian nuclear program with his Israeli counterpart, Lieutenant General Gabi Ashkenazi, and other Israeli officials.
During the talks, Adm. Mullen cautioned that the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty in 1967 is the type of incident that should be 'avoided in any future military actions' in the Middle East, the Jerusalem Post reported.
The USS Liberty, a $40m state-of-the-art surveillance ship, was attacked by Israeli fighter jets and torpedo boats in international waters north of the northern Sinai Peninsula coast.
The attack, which lasted at least 40 minutes, claimed the lives of 34 American soldiers and wounded at least 170 crewmembers.
Roe v Wade should be overturned because it violates the "Right to Life."
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."
The "Synagogue of Satan" must not be confused with the "Remnant" of Jews, who will receive the Lord Jesus Christ at His Second Coming and be saved by Him. The Synagogue of Satan are an occult power elite which, having rejected Jesus Christ as the Messiah of Israel, conspire to substitute another messiah made in the image of their master, Satan, and to establish a world kingdom under Satan. The Synagogue of Satan claims Jewish descent, but does not fit God's definition of a Jew, either in the Old Testament or the New: "But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God." (Romans 2:29)
Isa 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.