Former Roman Catholic Priest, Richard Bennett, who is now a Bible-believing Christian teacher, has four very pertinent messages related to this news item on sermonaudio.
Please see "Vatican Control Through Civil Law" at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=8107144055 (reveals Vatican Concordats [treaties] with Hitler, Mussolini and modern nations), "The Modern History and Tyranny of Roman Catholicism and the Vatican Vision Related To Past and Coming Inquisitions" at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=71805213049, "Who is Ratzinger Pope Benedict XVI? (With Proof From Scripture That The Papacy Is The Antichrist)" at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=7200583356, "The Biblical Uncovering of the Pope and the Papacy (Is the Papacy the Antichrist?) at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=8170712232, and "The Papacy: Its History and Nature" at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=81806153027. The last item contains recent history of the Papacy seeking political power, starting from 1798 -- this is argued with documents from Vatican II and with data from recent history.
"And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication" (Revelation 17:1-2).
Listen to the free MP3 on sermonaudio, by Jonathan Edwards, entitled, "Jonathan Edwards On Revelation, The Overthrow Of Antichrist and the Eschatology Of Victory" at http://www.sermonaudio.com/go/2094 or http://tinysa.com/2094.
Also see all the free resources at "Antichrist (666) Revealed In Classic Puritan, Reformation and Covenanter Thought" at http://www.swrb.com/newslett/freebook/eschatol.htm or "666 - The Number of the Beast of Revelation, a.k.a. Antichrist -- The Historic Protestant Interpretation (Reformed Teaching)" at http://tinysa.com/2095.
wye wrote: 'During ten years, hundreds, and perhaps thousands, were annually reported to be converted on all hands; but now it is admitted, that real converts are comparatively few. It is declared, even by [Finney] himself, that "the great body of them are a disgrace to religion" [cited in Warfield, 2:23].
Contrast the failures of the so-called revivals under men like Finney (and other Pelagians and Arminians) with the lasting fruit of the greatest revival since the days of the apostles: the Covenanted Reformation! Many of those converted and revived, during the second Reformation in particular, later faithfully suffered much persecution and even martyrdom. For some of the stirring stories of faithfulness to the Lord Jesus Christ and what these brave Calvinist Christians believed during this time, please see the free books, articles and MP3s at http://www.swrb.com/newslett/freebook/covref.htm -- including Religious Principles of the Scottish Martyrs at http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/RelPrinScotMar.htm, Sketches of the Covenanters at http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/13570 (free book) or http://www.sermonaudio.com/go/851 (seven free MP3s) and The Covenanted Reformation Defended at http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/CovRefGB.htm.
Spectacular Message On God's Absolute Sovereignty! In this sermon you will learn why God brings hardships, trials, sickness, suffering, poverty, and pain into your life. It also explains how faith and prayer intersects with everything God brings into your life, especially God's most perplexing acts of providence and sovereignty.
Peter, Romanism, Satan & The Two Mystery Babylons More fine preaching on the book of Revelation, by Bill Mencarow, exposing Satan deceptions, which are widespread in most modern churches and all nations who continue to wonder after the beast (Revelation 13:3) in these days of great apostasy (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4). "And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues" (Revelation 18:4). All Christians will benefit greatly by listening to this whole series on Revelation, which is free in MP3 format at http://www.sermonaudio.com/go/769 on sermonaudio -- for "Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand" (Revelation 1:3).
An excellent exegetical series of four free MP3s, by Dr. Steven Dilday, entitled "Antichrist's & the Antichrist (The Papacy Is The Antichrist, 666 -- The Classic Reformation Doctrine On The Man Of Sin)" is at http://www.sermonaudio.com/go/733 (cut and paste this link into your browser).
Globalism, Babylon, Romanism, Islam & Reformation! More powerfully encouraging preaching along the line of classic Reformation thought related to prophecy. Don't miss this sermon, or the complete series on Revelation, which surveys Reformed thought on eschatology using the best Reformed commentaries throughout history. The complete series contains an amazing amount of solid Reformed research and may now be the best contemporary commentary available on the book of Revelation. The whole series (ongoing) is free on MP3 at http://www.sermonaudio.com/go/716 -- worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy (Revelation 19:10).
More Splendid Reformed Commentary On Revelation! All Christians who are interested in understanding the book of Revelation from the classic Reformation and Puritan perspective will benefit greatly by listening to this whole series by Bill Mencarow (see http://www.sermonaudio.com/go/698 for the complete list of free MP3s in this series). For more classic Reformed and Puritan thought on eschatology also see the free online edition of Iain Murray's The Puritan Hope: Revival and the Interpretation of Prophecy at http://snipurl.com/2c0nk [www_revival-library_org] or at http://www.revival-library.org/index.html?http://www.revival-library.org/catalogues/puritan/murrayi-puritanhope/contents.htm and all the free books and MP3s available at "Antichrist (666) Revealed In Classic Puritan, Reformation and Covenanter Thought" at http://snipurl.com/8wgac [www_swrb_com] or http://www.swrb.com/newslett/freebook/eschatol.htm -- "And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it" (Isa. 2:2).
Spurgeon: Do Arminians Pray Like Calvinists? Great selection! Thanks for adding this to sermonaudio. We have placed the full sermon from which this quote is excerpted, "Free Will A Slave" by Charles Spurgeon, on sermonaudio as a free MP3, at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=7170545810 . Here is an another important quote from Spurgeon, taken from this same sermon: "... and I will go as far as Martin Luther, in that strong assertion of his, where he says, 'If any man doth ascribe of salvation, even the very least, to the free will of man, he knoweth nothing of grace, and he hath not learnt Jesus Christ aright.' It may seem a harsh sentiment; but he who in his soul believes that man does of his own free will turn to God, cannot have been taught of God, for that is one of the first principles taught us when God begins with us, that we have neither will nor power, but that He gives both; that He is 'Alpha and Omega' in the salvation of men." (Spurgeon is here referring to Martin Luther's book The Bondage of the Will which is also free in MP3 format on sermonaudio beginning at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=10306112820 ).
Stratiotes wrote: Abortion is 1st degree murder, "contraception" (i.e. use of the Pill or IUD, etc) is more like 2nd degree, considering that so many are ignorant of its true effects. Go and study and learn! Do not accept uncritically the words of any one, here or anywhere - check it out for yourself.
To learn more about birth control listen to the free MP3 book on sermonaudio at http://www.sermonaudio.com/go/641 or see all the free resources at http://www.swrb.com/Puritan/bible-birth-control.htm
Evolution Is Nonsense And From The Pit Of Hell This is one the most important sermons you may ever hear defending biblical Creationism. The comments concerning how older beliefs about evolution have already fallen by the wayside, and are even rejected by many modern evolutionists, are very insightful. Dr. Dilday also exposes the backsliding of some modern Presbyterians and other so-called "evangelicals" (and seminaries too) on origins, with concise and irrefutable arguments. There is much more here to delight all those who have their eyes opened (by God's marvelous grace) to the eternal truths of Scripture, with particular emphasis on the Bible's teaching on creation in Genesis. Many more free MP3s and videos on this topic can be found on sermonaudio at http://www.sermonaudio.com/go/581 . Dr. Dilday's important translation work of Matthew Poole's Synopsis Criticorum (Synopsis of Interpreters), beginning with Volume 1 on Genesis 1-9, is translated into English for the first time at http://www.lulu.com/content/959693 .
666 Solved: Classic Reformed/Protestant Teaching! An extremely well presented, thoroughly researched message expounding the true meaning of "666" in Scripture. Meticulous and relevant in exposing many far fetched fables related to "666" from expositors of the past, right up to our day. Also demonstrates how a number of modern Protestants adopt Roman Catholic teaching on prophecy. Takes us as far back as some of the early fathers of the church, establishing what was ultimately the Apostolic teaching on this much abused passage of Scripture. Additionally, this sermon clearly expounds the classic Reformed and Protestant teaching (for example, as found in the original Westminster Confession of Faith) on the number of the beast. A must listen, Protestant teaching at its best!
A Major Demonic Deception And Delusion In Our Day This sermon contains excellent insights into the Devil's methodology for the deception of modern (Humanistic) man, societies and even "churches." Also included is the biblical remedy to these specific demonic lies. To further lay the axe at the root (Matthew 3:10) of Postmodern and Humanistic folly and heresy, as it manifests itself in individuals, families, churches and the state (civil government, morality and law), see the free MP3 "The First Commandment: Exposing the Idolatry of Arminianism, Roman Catholicism, Cults, Judaism, Islam, Humanism, Materialism, etc.," at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=9260511205 .
Protestants & the Mark Of The Beast (666) It is very good to hear classic Protestant (Historicist) preaching on the mark of the beast, in a day full of fanciful, frivolous and fallacious Jesuit-based Futurist and Preterist interpretations among many "Protestants." For many free resources defending the classic Reformation teaching on eschatology please see http://www.swrb.com/newslett/freebook/eschatol.htm .
For a very interesting related sermon (free video or free MP3) please see: "The Cause and Cure of the Drug Epidemic -- How Various Drugs (& Alcohol) Affect the Body and Mind and How To Stop Using Them" by Dr. A.E. Wilder-Smith at http://www.sermonaudio.com/go/475 or http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=82807112561
How Roman Catholic Idolatry Enters Protestantism This message contains many clues as to how Papal superstition (Roman Catholicism) and will worship (idolatry) is introduced into Protestant Churches. In this sermon Brian Schwertley conclusively demonstrates how Jordan's views on worship are seriously flawed and how his writings "often show more charity toward Papists, than toward the Reformed faith" (p. 28, Canterbury Tales by Kevin Reed). For more free resources on this topic please see "Reformation Worship Against Arminianism In Worship" at http://www.swrb.com/newslett/freebook/refworsh.htm
Praising the Lord Jesus Christ Through His Psalms! An important message for those who love the Lord and desire to obey Him in worship by keeping the second commandment -- for the Lord Jesus Christ said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments" (John 14:15). More free online MP3, video, and text resources on Psalm singing at http://www.sermonaudio.com/new_details3.asp?ID=13577.
REAL REFORMATION, REAL WORSHIP! Dr. Dilday paints a vivid and beautiful picture, from Scripture, of real Reformation as it pertains to worship. More free MP3s on worship song are at http://www.sermonaudio.com/go/415 -- enjoy and rejoice in the goodness of God! "Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works. Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD" (1 Chronicles 16:9-10).