Great Sermon! I have benefited so much from this sermon series, and this one personally about the fall of Hippo Regius. I can attest to the truth that you spoke about how God judges idolatry in a nation. I was in Algeria a few years ago and had the opportunity to visit the city of Annaba(Hippo Regius)and the only thing that remotely resembles Christianity there today is the Roman Catholic Basilica of Augustine (built near the original). Otherwise the entire city is given over to Islam. I remember reflecting, how could a city which was once such a beacon of truth for the cause of Christ now be completely given over to the enemy? And I thought further about our nation and that only God's mercy is what has preserved us for so long but we are just as guilty and no more deserving; and the same judgment will come on us if we don't repent. Very sobering and I will continue to pray that our nation will repent and acknowledge Christ. I would like to know more about how our own constitution was formed and this great omission of not recognizing Christ as Lord in it. I hope you will preach more about that in the future. May God bless your ministry and continue to use you.
Great Sermon! I really enjoyed this sermon. I recognize a great weakness in my prayer life and this has encouraged me. I look forward to that future time of great gospel blessing on the church and I love to hear sermons about it. may God bless you and continue to use you mightily for his glory.
this is bad news. in other words they are still having relationships. they still cohabitate. they still have children. they still carry out all the functions of marriage yet without being married. it is still better to be remarried after a divorce one has repented of than to live in the sin of fornication. i pray for this country and for the church that we would learn forgiveness and true repentance and that we would honor marriage and seek to set a biblical marriage example whatever our marriage status is. there is so much confusion about marriage today, many young people are third and fourth generation products of divorce. they have never even seen a real marriage. divorce is very bad but many Christians also have a distorted teaching about divorce/remarriage (and i was one) and its so easy to despise people who are in a divorce/remarriage and to be very proud. and i have seen more distain and reproach for the remarried divorced person than for the divorced fornicator as if the remarriage is worse than the fornication. many complain that divorce is so easy today... but so is fornication and that's part of the problem. may Christ grant us humility and kindness as we seek to understand his word and apply it in our life. peace.
i thought the whole point of ever legalizing abortion in the first place was to prevent "unskilled, unqualified people" from doing the abortion because they wanted "safe" abortions. This is like legalized back alley abortions. and while I believe most midwives are skilled and competent to deliver babies i would not believe the same about a midwife who was even willing to do an abortion. same is true for "physicians" willing to do abortions. the first rule is "do no harm" and you can't carry out this act without doing harm to either the child (of course) or its mother. this is political medical negligence. the abortionists are never satisfied, they always want to push for more corruption and death any way they can. and now we are back to square one.
Great Sermon! Dear Pastor Dilday, I want you to know this message was a real blessing to me and helped me with some tough questions I have been having. Especially when you quoted the verse from the Song of Solomon I knew the Lord was speaking directly to my heart because thats the exact verse I had in meditation while you were preaching. I hope you will preach more again on this topic because there is really such confusion in reformed circles today (about many things) and yet there are many that want the old paths and to follow the "footsteps of the flock". Praying for you and your church. May God bless you.
very enlightening dear pastor silversides, thank you for this sermon which the Lord really used to convict me about some of my wrong views and attitudes about the body. i listened to this because recently a baptist pastor i know had his young son cremated, and my cousin also was cremated recently because he was poor. it really is happening more often especially here in the US. but now i have more questions. what about organ donation? if our bodies are not our own do we have the choice to donate? should we receive an organ (including blood)? im having a hard time answering this question biblicaly. i dont want to have an overly strict view of these things but as you said many Christians have a very cavalier view of the body and i dont want to look at the body like spare parts but i also dont want to condemn the practice if its lawful. thankyou for your scritural insight and i hope your reply will help anyone else who is wrestling with this topic. God Bless.
comforting message very relevant to the present day situation. i pray the Lord will grant his people repentant and humble hearts in these troublesome times and to put our trust in the Lord for our safety. may the Lord Jesus continue to use you mightily for his glory.
" Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God." Psalm 20:7
Great Sermon! i don't use facebook for many of the reasons listed here in this sermon but i was still thoroughly convicted about my own shortcomings regarding Christian communication...then the phone rang. thankyou for a great lesson, it really made me think and consider some things regarding speech I never considered before. I see i have such a long way to go in this area and im still really confused on where to draw the line of acceptable speech. i trust the sanctifying grace of the Lord Jesus to help me. one thing i want to add is that I recently did a study this week about Anne Hutchinson and I think that the principle problems and situations addressed in this sermon were very similar to what happened so long ago in Puritan New England. one persons unruly speech led to so much division and strife and heresy. May the Lord bless his church and may he grant his people repentance, revival and reformation.
why do we even believe this is a real photo of a robot on Mars? How do we really know a rover is even on Mars? it could just as easily be a photo of someone's Arizona backyard. The whole space program is a ploy to keep people from focusing on the serious problem we all face right here on our own planet, namely SIN. Beware of oppositions of science falsely so called, and be sure to question any new "discoveries" they make. we live in an age of intense fakery used to deceive and coerce the minds and opinions of people. Remember all the cave-man talk a few years ago that was exposed as incorrect or outright fraudulent. Be careful how you see and hear and dont allow yourself to be manipulated. Peace to all.
you are right, i mispoke, rick warren is not "the antichrist" but he is a mouthpiece for "the antichrist" and he does represent the spirit of antichrist in his blaspemies. sorry for the confusion but my point was to express how terribly deceptive he and others like him are and how terribly decieved the posters are at the christian post. peace.
Dopey wrote: Part of your last sentence which I have quoted, I believe is wrong. How can Rick Warren be "the antichrist" when there are many antichrists?: Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.-- 1 John 2:18 KJV For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.-- 2 John 1:7 KJV All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. -- 2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV
this article is shocking even coming from rick warren. what is even more disturbing is to read the comments from the posters at thechristianpost. i am amazed at the way modern "christians" think. their comments are truly twisted and shocking. btw some people do refer to themselves as protestant and are thankful for what that word means and Jesus dod NOT tolerate any sinful behavior contrary to his blasphemous assertion. rick warren is the antichrist, may the LORD rebuke him.
please pray for me i really needed to hear this message. im going through some really difficult trials right now and i will be honest i despair everyday. i have so much anxiety and confusion and i have no one to go to about it. i pray everyday and seek the Lord but i feel so alone. im very depressed. please pray for me. thankyou
Mike wrote: How is it less hypocritical for Muslims to hide Muslim homosexuality while condemning it publicly, while acting turned off by what you call Christian hypocrisy? Are you defining "Christian" properly, or as Muslims do, not distinguishing between followers of Jesus Christ, and pew warming followers of the culture?
dear Mike, i dont believe it is less hypocritical for Muslims to hide homosexuality, while acting turned off by what i call Christian hypocrisy. i believe hypocrisy is hypocrisy whether it comes from Christians or Muslims. the difference is that we as blood-bought children of God should not give the lost world an occasion to blaspheme the gospel of Christ. we must live to a higher standard. i define Christian as all those who profess Christ and are saved through grace alone through faith alone. i cant see whats in their hearts if they are a true believer or false convert. i only want to exhort all my brethren to a more obedient faith in Christ, in line with the statutes, principles and precepts of God's word. God bless.
Russ wrote: One thing most Americans aren't aware of is the rampant homosexuality that pervades the middle east Islamic countries. They may say one thing, but when Thursday comes around they practice something altogether different. You would be surprised what you see through night vision and thermal scopes
i agree that this may be true. i believe there is an underground flow of homosexuality in most societies. however the key word is "underground" and not openly public and commended as we see here. for example in islamic societies it is a shame to even speak of such things much less joke about it which unfortunately i see happen often among Christians. Islam is a false religion, Muslims need Christ, however they really are turned off by Christian hypocrisy. we also say one thing and do another. i speak this by experience as my inlaws are all Muslim and i lived with them in there country for over a year. my brothers in law are not closet homosexuals, they are just lost. we need to show them Christ by a changed life not only by words and not by comparing our morality with theirs because in many ways they exceed the righteous lifestyles of many professing Christians. my point is that we need to accept the challenge to live up to our calling in Christ