Extremely useful. Excellent, useful, refutation of the teaching that says that someone can be a Christian, but live in sin - this they name carnal Christian. This is Antinomianism. Good biblical arguments that salvation means a transformed life. There is no justification without sanctification. Many Bible verses discussed. Very needed study. The wrong teaching gives a false assurance of salvation to unsaved people.
Biblical evangelism. Difference between the old, biblical, evangelism and the man-centered evangelism of today. With many quotes from W. Guthrie, J. Alleine, J. Newton, Bunyan, McCheyne. Refutation of today's invitation system and easy believism, without repentance, without conviction of sin, without biblical teaching.
What a profound message! What a profound and spiritual sermon! Preaching with passion and with burden! Rarely to listen to something like it! To bring a congregation to life there is needed sound doctrine, prayer, courage, tears, patience, solemnity, etc. The sermon is 60 minutes long. The rest is information, music, etc.
Excellent arguments. A sermon from 1969. The unity between miracles and the prophetic message. If today there would be miracle working men, they would also be vehicles of new revelation. But the revelation of God to men came in fullness in Christ. To expect today a prophet would mean to return from the clear truth in the Son of God to the shadows of the Old Testament, when people spoke not so clearly as Christ. Excellent argumentation!
Historic Sermon! This is a significant message in the ministry of Bro. Rolfe Barnard! It was preached in Ashland KY at the first "SOVEREIGN GRACE BAPTIST CONFERENCE" in 1954. As you hear this message, you must realize that the "doctrines of grace" were not very well known in BAPTIST circles at that time! This was a PIONEER effort in America. Barnard, Caldwell, Griswold, Mahan, Fletcher, Muse, Johnson, and others were a part of this great outreach at that time. God bless you as you listen to this sermon!
Moral teaching is not enough. Good refutation of Pelagius's theology. Man in his fallen nature cannot follow Christ as example. Man must be born again by the power of the Holy Spirit. Moral teaching and education will not change the heart of men.
Trust in God. Text of the sermon is chapter 12:7-10, not chapter 2. Great lessons about trust in the Lord in times of need and difficulty. His protection and abundant grace are sufficient. God is not against His children.
Profound and true. A message on Exodus 20:14. Excellent, powerful message on the seventh commandment. Sexual education must be based on the moral Law in the Bible. God gave his Law for His glory and for our protection. A healthy message.
Great lessons. Excellent lecture, rich in information, useful for spiritual life. Personality and divinity of the Holy Spirit; the Spirit's relationship with the Scripture, with faith, sanctification and assurance; the gifts of the Spirit. I consider this message as a gift from God for my birthday.
Excellent study. Excellent study on the sovereignty of God, with proof texts from the Old Testament, followed by discussion on the doctrine of total or radical corruption and Romans 1. Profound lessons, biblical argumentation.
Great Job, Dr. Pipa! I appreciate both men and their time. Dr. Pipa's understanding of scripture was keen, and you could hear that in how he treated the arguments presented him. His positive case was strong, and went unanswered, save with Mr. Hunt's unscriptural presuppositions concerning God's indiscriminate love.
I admire both men's compassion for the lost, and we should all have that, as Paul did. It's part of the regenerated reins. But God's love is as He defines it, and must be understood in light of His holiness. We owe no man anything, but to love one another. God owes no man anything, period. How He loves any of us is beyond me, so I'm glad I'm not God either, Dr. Pipa.
What preaching blesses God? What kind of preaching blesses God for the awakening of sinners? A preaching characterized by seriousness and earnestness, a preaching for eternity, a discriminatory preaching.