Great Sermon! Superb! I've never heard a clearer or more on-point presentation on the subject of Bible translations than this one. The whole idea of "dynamic equivalence is based on certain philosophical biases which have deep roots in the West, and has little to do with Scripture as divine revelation. These biases undergird a model of how language works which is not true to experience. In short, it is the idea that there exists a fuzzy, numinous realm of "ideas" or "concepts" which exists independent of language. Language is then understood as a "tool" used to "express" these ideas. In truth, there is no such realm of ideas; there are no thoughts without language. Thought IS language. A linguistic utterance "means" just what the words say. Thus, God can only communicate with us in words. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
Christian Culture Addressed This so far has been an avoided and "untouchable" subject, because the cloak of "Christian liberty" has been thrown over it. Calvin Klein has thus had more influence on even the most conservative Christian churches than John Calvin or his Calvinistic successors, such as Matthew Henry, Whitefield, or Spurgeon. After the Civil War in America, and the Downgrade days, these things began to change.
In R.L. Dabney's "Anti-Biblical Theories of Rights", about the abuse of Gal. 3:28, "there is neither male or female...ye are all one in Christ", writes:
"The apostle demonstrates that he never designed the levelling sense to be put upon his words by proceeding after he uttered them to *subject women to an INEQUALITY by imposing upon them ecclesiastical subordination, and *even a different dress* [i.e. head coverings] in the church".
An excellent further examination on this important subject can be found here:
Present Church Culture and Philosophy Challenged While conservative churches claim to reject Feminism and affirm Scriptural authority, this message proves and exposes the anti-Christian, humanistic, and anti-authoritarian social philosophy that has infiltrated Americas churches, primarily beginning in the 20th century. Prior to then it was politically-incorrect for women NOT to wear hats during Christian services. (Presbyterians today in Scotland almost universally still require women wear hats in services).
The sermon focuses on that God has a Social Order, since Creation, and a distinctly "Christian Culture" that is divinely ordered for Christian churches to observe. Reference is also made to the distinctions between men and women, and what they wear: "A woman shall not wear what pertaineth to a man, nor a man of a woman" (unisex cross-dressing) is forbidden by the Word of God--but common since the 60s!
The error based upon *twisting* the verse that "all are one in Christ" is is shown to be no basis for rejecting this teaching from Paul's doctrine of "headship".
Pauls says "If any be contentious, we have no other practice in the churches". Most all are "contentious" today.
Great Sermon! Good message series! It's nice to hear a message on Bible Translations which avoids King James Only sensationalism and at the same time provides important instruction on choosing a reliable translation of scripture based on formal equivalency as opposed to dynamic equivalency.
Great Sermon! Pastor Einwechter has been a model for me in my understanding the book of Genesis. I'm teaching/ preaching at a Bible study, and was looking for men I can look to from time to time in my understanding of Genesis. Pastor has been a great help for me. I thank the Lord there are Pastors teaching expositorily through the OT in a Christ centered way, not only from a moralistic standpoint.
I wholeheartedly encourage all to listen to these sermons on Genesis!
Great Sermon! Thanks from a woman much in need of encouragement and support in this area of Christian life! Please continue to preach faithfully concerning God's revealed roles for men and women in the home, church, civil government and society at large. God bless!
Excellent teaching! Wow! What an exceptional teaching -- a refreshing, highly relevant, and common sense look at what Zechariah 12 is REALLY talking about! It's clear, it's simple, it's Scriptural and it's LITERAL. No need to throw Zechariah 12 out into some future (un)fulfillment in the Great Tribulation as God has ALREADY kept his promise! SOLID Biblical teaching. HIGHLY recommended. I can't wait for Gary to tackle and teach on Zechariah 14!
Warning to Pre-Trib/Pre-Mill Dispensationalists: you will NOT like this extraordinary message. It makes TOO much sense -- Biblically!
Important Message One application that came speedily to mind is the vanity of alliances with political Egypt by Christians, mixed alliances by professing Christians to gain political salvation by joining political candidates, all of whom claim to be Christian, but who reject God's laws. This was the great mistake of the "religious right" (the three dominant leaders of which who are now deceased) who led many evangelicals toward a *nominal* religious and political salvation, but which ended in "shame"--unrighteous Presidents, more loss of freedom. Their alliances were all ecumenical (including Roman Catholics--ECT, Mormons, and Masons) and ill-founded.
This course of political alliances with 'Egypt' (our former bondage under a false, ecumenical, national Christianity--England, Rome, etc.) should not be continued, for it is a rejection of true righteousness and God's law, and will end badly. But will modern Christians heed this?
Sobering Sermon! No psychological appeasement or playing of "peace, peace while there is no peace" here! Revival always has been accompanied by the preaching of the law and the warning of the reality of God's present judgment. The proud must be abased and the religious pride of those who even now cry "the temple, the temple", as if their church membership or baptisms or neo-reformed orthodoxy will save them from judgment must be humbled. Where are the preachers of Woe and Warning, and prophetic prosecutors with indictment?
And let us not mistake, God is not bound by the means of judgment--i.e. external enemies are not needed when internal usurpers of government may also take captive, under pretense of being saviors of the country, and the "time of the Gentiles" has been fulfilled.
Needed Warning Per the speaker's closing comments, Sept. 11th was a Day of the Lord as surely as apostasy frequently involved the "visitation" of the LORD in the form of tyrannical government or occupying powers.
A previous Day of the Lord in America was the so-called Civil War or war of federal despotism, where the South's cities and churches (decorated in the pattern of pagan Democratic Athens in statues and architecture) were burned *with fire* (like southern Judah for idolatry) and 620,000 men killed, also transforming the government into Democracy, a Babylonian captivity--which judgment fits the crime.
Important Sermon! "Heretic" has become a lost term since it was abused by the Roman whore and its daughters who persecuted true Christians under that brand. But if we look at modern American churches, compared to Colonial doctrine and practice, we see nothing but "departure from the faith": arminianism, antinomianism, fundamentalism, zionism, will-worship and holy-days, judaizing retention of abolished laws and observances, new offices and "ministries", and particularly "another gospel" that is preached today in McChristianity, we see that Apostasy is frighteningly the rule--but no one dare say so!
Great Sermon! Thank you for your stance on women's role in all three spheres! I am so tired of reformed preachers who use this text to say that even though women aren't to lead in church, there's no reason why they can't rule in the civil sphere or be leaders in corporations. Wrong! This is one an example of why the complementarian view of evangelicalism today is insufficient and even anemic to fight egalitarianism. Christians need to get their minds off complementarianism and focus on coverture marriage - the real biblical antithesis to egalitarianism. Women are not public servants, which is why they are not to preach or lead in the civil sphere and go off and have their own careers. They are to serve their own families and serve the Church of Christ as helpers. Thank you so much, Pastor Einwechter, for preaching the TRUTH!