Great Sermon! Good to hear a message applied to a relevant issue, though I would have preferred some exegesis of the Psalm first as it's unclear whether the "children of men" of v2 includes Israel of v6. Also why is this an elohistic virtual copy of Ps 14 with a difference only in v5?
to Rev. Silversides What use is theological understanding when half the church thinks they must refuse to listen? Hannah and Mary, Miriam and Huldah, and others preach to men daily out of the Bible. God has given them a pulpit in His Word. Surely then, God has not changed and as you say, God does not contradict Himself. Jesus knowingly sent the Samaritan woman as an apostle (one who is sent) to her people when He could have chosen a man and He chose Mary Magdalene to teach his disciples about the Resurrection. You cannot suggest that they were his second choice. Jesus went out of His way to meet the woman at the well. God's word does not CLEARLY prohibit women from preaching. That is the point. Jesus never silenced women nor instructed them to subject themselves to men in matters of the Holy Spirit. They belong to Him, bought with a price and He is their only Mediator. Paul admitted "not that we have dominion over your faith" and Peter said "not as being lords over God's heritage". They bowed to the greater authority of Jesus.
Response To Judie Judie - I think I said that a woman may be theologically gifted but that does not mean she is called to preach. Theological understanding has far more uses than publicly preaching to others. Our asessment of another's gifts is fallible and God does not call anyone contrary to His infallible Word which clearly prohibits women from preaching. The Scriptural use of her talents must lie in a different direction since God does not contradict Himself. The final authority must be the Scriptures. David.
Interesting and inventive Rev. Silversides,
I am a bit confused by your admission that God has gifted women both as preachers and theologically and nevertheless requires their absolute silence in the church.
Why do you think God has given women these gifts? It just seems to fly in the face of Jesus command in the parable of the talents and leaves women completely flummoxed wondering how to deal with the dichotomy that they are condemned by God for not using their talents and condemned by you for using them.
Oh but you also said I am also not permitted to ask questions and my husband does not attend church...what to do!
What is your solution?
very enlightening dear pastor silversides, thank you for this sermon which the Lord really used to convict me about some of my wrong views and attitudes about the body. i listened to this because recently a baptist pastor i know had his young son cremated, and my cousin also was cremated recently because he was poor. it really is happening more often especially here in the US. but now i have more questions. what about organ donation? if our bodies are not our own do we have the choice to donate? should we receive an organ (including blood)? im having a hard time answering this question biblicaly. i dont want to have an overly strict view of these things but as you said many Christians have a very cavalier view of the body and i dont want to look at the body like spare parts but i also dont want to condemn the practice if its lawful. thankyou for your scritural insight and i hope your reply will help anyone else who is wrestling with this topic. God Bless.
Great Sermon! Great talk, particularly for those who have come to the exclusive psalmody position and think merely affirming a Biblical doctrine makes their worship acceptable.
The comments regarding the introduction of human compositions into worship being (generally) seen in churches that have a declining knowledge of the Scriptures is thought-provoking.
It is a sad that Mr Silversides (as he says himself) does not go into as many matters in as much detail as he can. Very much enjoyed it. But more importantly I was challenged by it. Feeling the blessing already.
Biblical, Helpful Teaching Rev. Silversides presents a well-made case for a distinction between the two sacraments and the parties properly involved. I particularly appreciated his explanation of how the denial of the Lord's Supper to children *does not* constitute a pronouncement that children are outside the kingdom.
'with Christ, which is far better' May the Lord continue to comfort the family of our dear brother John. Such a blessing to be at the funeral of a believer. We do not grieve as those who have no hope!
A growing heresy! Thank you!
I pray that many will listen to this lecture in America. This Reconstruction/Theonomy movement have neglected the Gospel of Jesus Christ and replaced it with Moralism and Pharisaical attitude. May God help us to return to the preaching of the true Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Great Sermon! Thank you very much for your ministry, Reverend Silversides. It has been so helpful to me. I am a FP of Scotland member, but I have learned so much about truth and love from you. The Alpha Course was unknown to me, apart from banners and a few CofE friends involved. with it. Now I know how to speak to them.
Great Sermon! Dear Pastor,
I learned about the Puritan Hope from Ian Murray forty years ago, and I have loved this truth for all these years, but I have never heard it set forth with the clarity, logical force, simplicity and conviction that you have brought to the subject. God bless you! I am moved to tears. I will be sharing this with anyone who will listen.
Very Informative I am from a dispensationalist background but I always felt like things didnâ€™t quite mesh. This sermon brought out some of the glaring problems that I couldnâ€™t quite put my finger on. Whether you agree with Brother Silversides or not there is a lot to consider in this sermon. Thanks for the sermon.