Great Sermon! Love your enemies. I believe you do that by living with them in peace. However there is a clear distinction between that practice and a war of defense against an enemy that would rape your wives and daughters, chop off your head and then move into your house. This us the stated goal if this enemy.
If wars of defense were wrong some one better tell Moses, Joshua, Gideon, King Saul, King David and others that defensive wars are wrong. I believe scripture rings with God's blessing on nations that fight against evil. And after exhausting all diplomatic efforts, you must take the fight to them and pray for God's protection.
Y'all said right that as a nation we have moved from God
so far that the line between what side is more evil is becoming much more blurred. God help us.
Great Sermon! I passed this on to a brother from church. Our friend. A deacon really likes joyce meyer. I had sent him before a sermon from macarthur saying meyer was a heretic. Being saved as an adult I understand better now when Peter is speaking to the born agin adult. Yes my thoughts do fall back on past experiences and it brings me down. But I get back up and Love my redeemer. Before being saved we were vile filthy cruds on the way to hell. Boy our we blessed to be in His family an heir.
Great Sermon! Where is America? Most of The Book of The Revelation is just repeating what has already been said in the Old Testament. And those countries mentioned in the Old Testament are the same ones that will be involved in the events of the Book of the Revelation. Is all about the middle east/Asia minor and northern Africa. Europe, United States are bit players in the grand scheme of things. America will be collateral damage. This is also why the Church will not be here. We are not in the Old Testament and there is no reason for us to be here when God turns his attention back to Israel.
Great Commentary! Excellent podcast with great comments from each one of you! Apostle Paul as a former Syrian terrorist that persecuted Christians... Wow, that sounds like a member of ISIS. That video of that American from Salisbury who wanted to join ISIS was chilling but I think most Americans are still missing the wake up call and have their alarms on snooze. One last thing, I think America is clearly seen in the Bible in Revelation chapter 18 as one of the three physical manifestations of the towers of Babylon the Great. America represents Economic Babylon that sits on many waters (which are the diversity of people (Rev 17:15) that make up America which can not be said about modern day Iraq) and chapter 18 clearly emphasizes the economic and mercantile trading prowess of Babylon the Great. The three spiritual "towers" of Babylon are in Rev 18:3
1. The tower of fleshly indulgence with a great emphasis on the freedom of sexual immorality at all costs.
2. The tower of religious compromise of the "kings of the earth" (Rev 1:5) by emphasizing prosperity over fidelity to God.
3. The tower of economic trading for the sake of fulfilling immoral passions (kind of like the economic black mail that Uganda is facing).
This president is not satisfied with writing memoirs. He wants to rule.
Great Sermon! I agree Pastor David. I know a few people that go to that church. It's only 10 min. from me. It just sprang up a couple years ago, and I'm sure there are people that are saved at that church, and were saved from God working through someone there. But, here's the thing, because, I started at a church similar to that one....very charismatic, ccm, youthgroup with, arcade, rock band, strobe lights, night club looking.......and I thought, this isgreat........until I began to study the scriptures diligently, and it took a few years to find a church that wasn't giving 20 min. sermons........and the rest was loud rock music and dancing.( feel good). Also, the people I know that go to New Spring, are usually single and looking for mates, more than to worship on the Lord's Day, and still live like the world.......the evidence of true conversion is lacking!!
Great Response Pastor Bill, I really enjoyed (and enjoy) listening to your response. Thank you for using Job 38. That chapter really makes me think about how the LORD stewards His own creation while giving us dominion over it under Him. Thank you again.
Great Sermon! Did you know the public schools get about $8000 per child enrolled, even if that parent isn't contributing any in the form of taxes parents should be able to have some say in what their child is taught, how, and from whom they are taught.
Coming from an ALS family member... Thank you so much for posting this!! I wholeheartedly agree with your stance. I lost my dad to ALS 5 years ago. Out of all the organizations that provide support to ALS patients, families, and caregivers, the ALS Association was able to provide us the most practical support (durable med. equip., support groups, etc.) HANDS DOWN!! There is 1 embryonic stem cell study they are affiliated with that is being funded by 1 ALSA donor. That's all!! This is not where all 7% of their research donations go. The VAST majority of donations received go to support the patients, families, and caregivers make it through their last days.
love thy enemy But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also. -- Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. -- Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for the
Great Sermon! I think one aspect of this debate that gets overlooked is the fact that many, if not most, parents do not pay as much in taxes as it costs for their children to attend a school. Its tough to argue for a 4500 voucher/tax break for a family that doesn't pay that amount in taxes annually. Take into account the number of parents with more than one child in school and you begin to realize that even the middle class often takes more than they put back into the system. Some of those even complain about the entitlements others receive.
Great Sermon! Obama:
You say these murders they are not Muslims.!?Well we hear you. .all across the world ..Your message is clear: The Muslims are those who built your country !!..
Be careful mr president and put a guard before your lips before it's to late.
This man is big threat to all the world. Pray believers ..pray. .
When God by the power of the Holy Spirit in Christ Jesus changes a heart from the inside out, I question ALL who "profess" to have received the new nature and still believe in segregation. There's only one kind of people in God's kingdom. They are the true children of God. Any one person can tell another how to behave, think, etc. But unless the work is done by the work of the Holy Spirit, it is all done in vain. This is the problem Arminianism and the saying, God helps those who help themselves. Not. We can do nothing to even save ourselves from God's coming judgment on the earth. You must be born again.
Great Sermon! Thank you so much for the truth! Why do we want to accept as fact someone is saved because he's a nice person, a giving person, their craft in the arts have guarenteed their place in heaven and eternal peace included.
This is the lie Satan has sold to the unbelieving world and they've bought it hook, line and sinker.