Christopher000 wrote: Hi Penny, I hope you don't mind my asking,
good questions.. I'm sure there are many knowledgable on this here and sermons.
believer's baptism was something people have died to preserve.
the reformers continued baby baptism, they taught there was the seen and unseen church, that God would sort out those really in the Kingdom?
it was the church-state registry of the time, so they believed in a merged system.
but pesky non conformists believed that a confession of faith should precede water baptism, which would break up the whole political system they created!
so reformers would sometimes lament that they had to prosecute the truly faithful for rebelling against their system while preaching to the drunkards....
it relates to how they see the old covenant and new covenant.
I imagine there are some presbytarian churches that are spiritually dead and all baptized, but there's others vibrant and not far off from traditional Baptist theology (1689 federalism) in many ways. there are plenty of presby pastors that I would respect.
apologia on youtube is an interesting one, as they witness at abortion centers and adopt children and they teach on reformation etc. Good day to ya Brother Christopher Ro
ladybug wrote: It appears your preacher practices infant baptism- why would I listen to a topical sermon by someone who practices unbiblical baptism? No thanks moniker lady,I will stick with God's word and prayer.
thank you dear sister for this kind and loving admonition. I do appreciate his sermon and I also agree with believer's baptism. what a historical topic. good day to you and the Lord bless you and strengthen you in your prayers.
they matter not because of the color of their skin but because they are created by God.... ie rejection of evolution for creation view.. ie natural law (not Catholic)... which is why they made the children ashamed of our history.... accidents of nature descended from monkeys are useless eaters to be manipulated by big media, creation of God in the image of God has value and the right to life.
Praise God for a momentary respite from internationally backed ISIS.
cultural Marxism.... are the Chinese being told to despise their history and culture, borders, and to absorb groups of people, many of whom had been former combatants?
is the western church destroying herself by supporting those who have orchestrated the end of Christian communities in the Middle East who now come here through big big big money sanctuary city programs and the invasion of Europe?
have they yet "come out" of cultural Marxism or are they being shamed into being apologetic of their Christian distinctions?
what if our futurist teachers opened revelations for now and saw with eyes wide open the fulfillment of prophecy in the suffering church around the world, and her testimony, instead of insisting "only for tomorrow"? .... the lampstand of the churches, Jesus had warned, might be removed
cultural Marxism -- we have yet to even form the vocabulary to deal with this sweep of the wind that has already come and established itself.
Revelations is not a historical account in the same way as 1 Kings.
Leviticus is a set of laws.
Jesus taught in parables.
Revelations is apocalyptic writing and in its beginning declares itself to be a writing of symbols to minister to us
There was an actual tower of Babel. It was a physical kingdom and it was in great rebellion to God.
There was an actual ark and an actual man named Noah, and Genesis teaches us about him historically.
and there was an ark of the covenant, and each piece of the tabernacle process was physically there but meant to relay a spiritual reality greater than the gold or wood or cloth or jewel.
Hebrews theme: is that these physical objects were just shadows of the greater spiritual reality that would be the salvation of our souls and eternal life with Christ.... (and a new physical,literal earth)
literalism presupposes that the "physical" interpretation as given by Oxford Press is superior to the "spiritual".
should not the scripture teach itself as it is?
does literalism work here?... seven lampstands, the harlot on the beast, the lamb, the door, the bride, the mother, the bowls, cosmic conflict, the dragon, green horse, seven seals?
no doubt they will continue on with their non biblical focus on the military industrial complex, replacing the Kingdom of Christ with the kingdoms of this world.
his show was good and ministered to people.
the moment he went to Israel and spoke with Christians from multiple lands about the color blind gospel was the moment that this was inevitable.
his talk is probably still available online for those who want to see what it means to minister to the Israeli and Palestine Christian who are both being persecuted.
as they have stacked themselves in seminaries, missions, church leadership, they say that these things are just "eschatological" but are really the stone by which they build their religion.... if they did not have the military industrial complex, they would no longer have their religion.
literalism is a farce, its an ever changing construct of presumptions.
they say, aren't the churches literal churches? indeed they are! they lost their lampstands! where did they go?
is Jesus with the sword sticking out of His mouth playing a game of hide and seek?
and what of the harlot riding the beast, and how does that translate as the pope? its a woman riding a huge beast all around the earth...does she use a saddle? have you seen her gallop through town?
the reading of bible should not start with obscure verses. and should not start with presumptions on the text, except Christ crucified, risen.
the presumption of physical Israel is placed on the text that does not teach it, thereby causing pastors to become popes.
here's the sermon.... they go to thessalonians and read about Jesus coming in the clouds and say that's the secret rapture, then ignore the text of matt 24, pick out a few verses and go, see, they are going to be left behind.
and the Christians follow blindly. and then they pull out Ezekiel out of context and lamblast on Rosh, they call out other rapturists who gave false dates and say how they are different.
at home they listen to all their timelines and mapping and listen to futurists sermons in gnostic fashion.