The State of Alabama closed an abortion clinic in Birmingham last week. In the local talk radio chatter a Pharisee called in expressing his thanks to God for the closing and then added this " now maybe the whores can't continue their promiscuous lifestyles ." The talk show host rationally and calmly sliced him to pieces by pointing out that he was pushing away the very people that the Church should be seeking out with it's message of forgiveness and hope. This Pharisee embarrassed any Christian listening that morning.
Please read Bondage of the Will by Luther and The Sovereignty of God by AW Pink. Both are excellent in searching the scriptures and expounding the doctrines of soverein grace. These are required reading you will never regret investing time in.
Augustine and Pelagius, Luther and Erasmus did not, nor could not " grant one another liberty " to " stand together ". To what end? A watered down, all inclusive, God loves everyone, you can checkmate the Omnipotent God effiminate sermonette. If I hear one more time " God wants to save you BUT he CAN'T unless YOU LET him " I will scream. I faintly hear the words from the garden " you can be as God ".
Great Sermon! I got so tired of the so called Christian artist that produced music with 0 theology and dodged the hard subjects. The LORD saw fit to direct me to Shai Linne, Flame, Tripp Lee & Lacrae. There are Godly artists out there who dive deeper into Theology and explore the depths of our Savior.
Why not just make guns illegal to bring anywhere near a school? Severely punish anyone who does. We did it to stop the drugs in the schools and that worked just dandy. It boils down to this: the kids are UNPROTECTED , easy pickings for any nut with a knife, hammer, ball bat, gun etc. Force must be met by superior force. Herod killed two years and below, against an unarmed people.
Lurker, Agreed. You and I can spot a hireling. Young Christians, weak or lazy Christians are not prepared for wolves yet. Godly elders would not allow a wolf thru the door and would speedily toss him out at slightest suspicion. This is their duty and charge. As you correctly stated in these type of churched the membership , including false elders, deacons, bishops etc. search out and get what they want. And that is strong delusion.
The heavens declare the glory of God. I just came in from staring up into an absolutely gorgeous night sky in remote rural Alabama. No city lights to mess it up. Every star He created was showing off. Breathtaking.
Our pastor read this passage this morning from Matthew 2:16-18... In part. " then Herod became furious and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under." The total depravity of man was inherited by every every human being on the planet. Our Father is Light and Life. Satan is darkness and death.
"The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must learn again to work, instead of living on public assistance." Cicero