People I am stepping away from SermonAudio for a time for personal reasons. I want thank all the godly brothers and sisters for their fellowship in the gospel and all the blessing they have been to me. God bless, Unprofitable Servant.
Soli Deo gloria wrote: .. Thus Absolutely Nothing is contributed by man.
delving into lapsarianism about which the Bible says nothing and it is therefore PURE speculation as to what order or if any decrees were made. You have no Biblical support.
Besides which you can't find any response anywhere in this thread that states that man responds to God by some self made faith (except for your straw man argument), everyone has unequivocally said it is initiated with God. The point that seems to go over your head and where you err, see my 12/14/14 10:24 PM post is that you deny the gospel is presented as an action to which the sinner must respond. Your argument there is with the Word of God, take it up with Him.
S.Taylor wrote: 6 hours ago S.Taylor from Mid-West writes: The A-bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved American lives too. (Or so we're told) Do we see the irony?
I am not trying to be disrespectful. Pennny has proven time and time again that she is a well informed source with a lot of wisdom. Just because I don't agree with her on this point does not mean I don't value her insights and post. She is a blessing here at SA.
Your statement shows you have no understanding of how wars are fought and won. If you were trying to make a point why not mention all the people killed at Pearl Harbor too, or in the Pacific region of the war. IMO your point is pointless.
Jim Lincoln wrote: As far as I know the u_s_a today article was really recent? you complain about an article that is not overly friendly to the ACA, my there is no pleasing you is there? Of course the ACA is still the neatest thing since sliced bread. There wouldn't be any doctor shortages if we could import the superior ones from outside the country. Even if we don't do that it has been pointed out, in the Washington Post, Doctor shortage? What doctor shortage?
I was not criticizing the USA Today article, just stating it was a liberal source saying the same thing as those "partisan" right wing sources. I had written more, but decided I will just wait until reality sets in. God bless.
pennny wrote: mccains freedom fighters, how come they didn't put up a Christmas tree and sing songs to santa claus, instead they took the weapons and slaughtered in Iraq too! the audacity!
not a McCain fan, but you will keep seeing me everytime you put out your misstatements, ISIS is NOT McCain's freedom fighters. You have NO proof that ISIS was trained by the CIA. You didn't even listen to the CNN You Tube link you posted, you just looked at the headline that was associated with it (which the original poster of it made up) and posted it. Fully agree it is the height of stupidity for us to train "moderates" in Middle Eastern countries. Concluding as usual, even IF you are correct and ISIS was trained by the Americans, they were NOT trained to behead, rape and terrorize by our government. Get over it.
Dolores wrote: If I may, can I just give you a thumbs up on your sermon ( wish I knew how to do the thumbs up) It settled in my mind that God is happy with me, He filled me with His Spirit, which gave me power to be His witness, overcome sin in my life, live my life pleasing to Him. So, Amen to your sermon!!
dear sister that would be colon the word thumbsup and another colon
From a guy who quotes the NYT , besides the liberal USA Today saying same thing video
started last year
Free Clinics closing down (from Washington Times and WSJ)
A recent study by the prestigious Doctor Patient Medical Association revealed that an astounding 90% of doctors feel that the U.S. health care system is heading in the wrong direction. In 2010, the American Medical Association lost over 215,000 members just because they didnâ€™t agree with Obamacare. The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts a shortage of 160,000 doctors by 2025, and applications for medical programs are already down 6%. A poll from The Doctors Company revealed 60% of doctors said Obamacare will have a negative impact on patient care. And another poll done by Jackson & Coker in 2012 showed that 55% of doctors surveyed would repeal and replace Obamacare
Doctor shortages, which means longer waits, fewer treatments. Just like the other government run healthcare here the VA.
It was predictable because it has happened EVERYWHERE that universal government "healthcare" has gone into existence. It is insanity to do the same thing and expect different result
wasn't there another article that said they got money if they placed kids in foster care, (might have seen that at a different site) this case had nothing to do with medical,according to the doctors (were you paying attention Jim) and everything to do with follow the money.
Reality wrote: US, The gospel is for the lost sheep and not the goats, right?..
Okay my friend, where in the Bible, because you said it more than once, does it say the gospel is only for the sheep? Granted only the sheep will respond and believe, but where, anywhere, does it say the gospel is only for sheep. Show me where Christ preached to the multitudes but made sure only true disciples were there? John 6 says that didn't happen. Where has anybody said all can be saved? I must have missed someone posting that.
God's sovereign will is that we plant and water the seed, the soil it falls on to and the increase is in His hands. You still have not cited one Scripture where election is the basis for the gospel presentation. God uses means, that is plain throughout Scripture. His means to reach His sheep is you and I sharing the gospel with the lost.
Acts 20:21,26 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.
Paul desired for Israel was they might be saved even if it meant his personal damnation. You think he didn't know only the elect would respond?
Reality, In due respect you have no understanding of the gospel and a distorted understanding of the grace of God that brings salvation. Look at my 12/14/14 10:24 PM you are arguing with the revealed Word of God. You can't look at people and see sheep or goat emblazoned on their forehead, the Lord specifically said make disciples of ALL nations, preach the gospel to EVERY creature. Your distorted understanding of the workings of God in the salvation of His church has hardened your heart to the fact that men and women are lost and on the path to hell. God choose (notice the sovereignty there) the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. You cannot come up with a single time in Scripture where non-believers are told to make their calling and election sure. The invitation by our our Lord is come, not check to see if you are elect.
You can't sit there glum behind the doctrine of election and think you have no obligation to obey the command of Christ to go and give the gospel. Have you even read Acts? Does you Bible not include I Thessalonians 1:9 or the verses in my previous post. You have left your first love for God and His Word and replaced it with a love for the WCF and I am in so tough luck on everybody else.
Act 2:37-40 .. what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins... even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
Act 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord
revealing says DO NOTHING
Our precious Lord Jesus said, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. (Matthew 16:24)
revealing says DO NOTHING
Come all who thirst,.. and Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts.Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,and to our God, for he will freely pardon. (Isaiah 55)
revealing says DO NOTHING (probably why Isaiah 55:8 would apply to him)
Paul said (Acts 14:15: 26:20) and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, ... (preaching)that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.
revealing says DO NOTHING
the choice is out there, who do you want to believe, the Bible or revealing
pennned wrote: yep. barbaric. "Rand Paul CNN taking about how America created ISIS" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqXTvX_HSAA
Watched the whole video, he did not say America created ISIS, the commentators did. You did, Why did you say that when he never said or implied it. You STILL have NO proof other than an informed source from Jordan that ISIS was created by the CIA.
Is our Mid East policy messed up, yes, is what you are implying true, no. ISIS was not trained by Americans to torture non Muslims. ISIS was not trained by Americans to rape women, kill children and eradicate Christians. You and SteveR need to change your sources of information it is leading you astray.
Barry you are giving the liberal (and I might add inaccurate) version of spending and economics. TARP was passed under Bush (unlike Obama he knew he didn't have legislative powers) but because of the way congress was funding government most of the authorization for spending it came under the democrats and Obama. Your disdain for so called trickle down economics denies an economy that grew at record rates for nearly a quarter century.
It is also false to say that wars and only Republicans go hand in hand. WWI (Wilson D) WWII (FDR D) Vietnam (LBJ D). Those were in times in which the House and Senate were in democratic hands.
The banking crisis (via the housing market you do remember sub prime loans) was brought about by a law (community reinvestment act) passed under Carter (D) and enforced under Clinton (D) and even when it was obvious that it was leading to an economic meltdown was upheld by Dodd (D) Obama (D) and Frank (D). That is what led to the economic collapse.
That being said, I am not saying the Republicans are not culpable and their pushing through of this CRomnibus bill is disgusting. As I demonstrated in another thread, tax revenues are at record high, the problem is not revenue it is spending.
difference between letting them have distorted thinking and allowing them access to practice their perversion of innocent victims. I would hope the moderator takes out your post with its warped thinking.
sc just an opportunity to clarify so there is no misunderstanding. You are not against the celebration of Christ leaving glory and incarnating on earth as something we do daily in our thanksgiving to God. You are against the one that is annually held on December 25th. Thanks,
SF from TX wrote: Shane, praise the Lord! Jehovah Jireh our provider!!! Will continue to remember you and yours in prayer. Reminds me of a song my girls and I song tonight "My God is so big, so mighty, and strong. There's nothing my God can't do for you"
Methinks, wife would know for sure, that was the first song my child sang as a solo in church. He has a beautiful voice. I on the other hand can remember singing away in a church of about 600 or so people and had a couple girls asked me to move down. I said sure, but I took a shower, I even have on aftershave They said they could not sing on tune with me standing next to them.
Praise God for the good news Shane, yes God is truly good!!!
penned, I must admit it has been awhile since Abu Ghiraid, so I don't remember how much time I spent on it and I really don't think that is pertinent to our discussion. You already mentioned the perpetrators were court martialed. President Obama is setting terrorist CAUGHT ON THE BATTLEFIELD (sometimes after they had been released and were recaptured on the battlefield) go free. You think that is equivalent?
You seem to be equating the massacres and atrocities by ISIS and the Taliban with the treatment that some of their KILLERS received by our servicemen and women. Not going to justify what our people did, they were rightly punished for their misdeeds but there is NO COMPARISON to what is currently going on in the Middle East to what went on in Gitmo or Abu Ghiraid.
You are coming across, and it is not just me, that what ISIS is doing is okay because we have problems of our own. If that is not what you are saying, I apologize, but that is how you are coming across. I will reiterate that you cannot prove ISIS was trained by the CIA and even if we give that to you, they were not trained to murder, plunder and rape.