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
Great Sermon! Thank you again pastor Ovadal and your guest for this expose. however i just want to make one note if i may. the word "Allah" is actually older than Islam and was in use by Arab Christians before Islam. it is also the word employed in the Van Dyke Arabic translation of the Bible which is sold by TBS and is as you may already know a faithful Bible translation. so i only wanted to note that we must be careful not to accuse our Arabic Christian brethren of syncretism by default. if you are witnessing to a Muslim (in Arabic) you would use this word (Allah) because after all it is the Arabic equivalent of the word "God" in our own language. Its really a generic noun. However in Islam it is used as a proper noun when referring to the god of the Koran. So when witnessing to a Muslim in English I think we should use the English equivalent "God". the God of the Koran is most definitely NOT the God of the Bible and we must always be careful to make this clear (as your guest pointed out about the absurdity of attributing the 99 names of Allah to the God of the Bible). I am no expert on the topic but i do have some first hand knowledge and experience regarding it. i hope this insight is helpful. May the Lord continue to richly bless you and use you.
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
San Jose John wrote: Well...we're giving radical Islam yet another reason to hate us, and providing yet another reason for people like me to be increasingly ashamed of their own country. The other day I heard a liberal on TV give a list of 7 or 8 items supported by Islam that were supposed to be "bad". 3 of those items were actually NOT bad but GOOD, from an orthodox Christian and original-traditional American perspective. Such is the deteriorating condition of national and cultural unity in this once great nation.
you are totally right about that. some Christians are offended at the Muslim lifestyle yet many of the things Muslims do or dont do is exactly how we should be behaving according to the scriptures. and i think some Christians attack them because of envy and pride, they dont want to be challenged to live according to Bible. we give the enemy much reason to blaspheme and thats a terrible shame that grieves me everyday. we need to humbly repent and live a life worthy of our calling, not because works save us but because we are saved we should live to glorify our Father in heaven and live blamelessly before men. we made room for this perversion because we stopped living like salt and light. may God have mercy.
mr. santorum is to be commended on his stand against birth control. however he can not be seen to respect life while in a warmongering spirit calls for more carnage and blood shed across the globe. that is "not ok" to quote mr. santorum. apart from that i would like us all to remember that mr. santorum is a catholic and follows popery which can be seen as no different (and in many ways worse) than the evil religion of mr. romney who i might add is also to be commended for his regection of bc. i would remind us all that true muslims also do not practice bc. lets be fair. we cannot vote for immoral people who reject Christ, rather through popery or mormonism, ect. i most certianly hope neither mr. santorum, romney or gingrich gets the nomination. maybe dr. paul is a freemason. i dont know for sure (i cant vote for a freemason either), but at least he is not for more wars. lets have mercy and vote for peace not war. and if you think none are worthy of the vote then do the right thing and dont vote. its never wrong to withhold your vote then there is no worthy option. do not vote for the best of two evils. may God richly bless.
very encouraging, thankyou. thankyou for sharing this program. i really enjoyed your guest and i am very blessed to know how the Lord is using him and his ministry. i will keep this brother in prayer. to God be the glory!
sadly intriguing I just learned about this guy this week. Mr. bell is a soft atheist. he is angry with God. he has neutralized the just and holy God of the Bible because he is too cowardly to outright admit that he doesnt really believe in God. if we go by his line of understanding we might as well embrace fatalism; let us eat drink and be merry for tommorow we die and by the way love wins. we might as well just do whatever we will bc it doesnt matter anyway. i could say more but thats enough.
i was really blessed by this oh how i need to be more humble and meek. oh how i wish i would examine myself more. more the Lord bless my brethren and myself with a right view of ourselves. and oh how we would seek to emulate Christ and his meekness, gentlness, humility. i really needed to hear this, thanks.