thanks Thank you Jim, for your sermon. I agree on one or two points but most of it I have to respectfully disagree - based on my experience with emerging church planters and evangelists that i have been working with for the last decade or so.
i detect that you are not very familiar with the EC, apart from a book or two. i would be happy to answer any questions if you are interested in learning more.
Great Sermon! This is a great message for anyone interested in missions! It doesn't make sense to spend all or most of our missions $$$ to send people to Neverheardofitstan while ignoring the needs all around us. Listeners / readers, is your Macedonian call from God or from your family and friends?
Great Sermon!(43rd on my odyssey) Thankyou Pastor kelly for this interesting,encouraging an dchallenging sermon. I am on an odyssey of listening to a sermon from each book of the Bible ,preached by a speaker whom i have not heard before. This is a blessed venture which makes Sermonaudio such a wonderful providence of God to this generation.
Great Sermon! Can you remember the last time you heard a sermon on Hell? I think many preachers have stopped talking about this very important issue. It has become politicaly incorrect to talk about, but our Lord preached on it! I really recommend you listen to this sermon!
Great Sermon! This sermon is excellent. Note: For the first 24 minutes or so, Pastor Kelly gives a general introduction to the forces of antichrist. At about the 25-minute mark, he begins to specifically discuss rock-and-roll.
Like Pastor Kelly, my religion was rock-and-roll for a number of years. Please listen, and forsake this evil music.
Excellent Teaching! Teachings like this are the reason that your website is so valuable. Despite differences that I have had in the past, I am grateful that I can still hear sound Biblical teaching!
Great Sermon! In times like these every Christian needs to prayerfully consider Psalm 37. What a wonderful God we have, Fret not God will keep all of his promises. Thanks Pastor Garrison for putting us in remembrance of Gods wonderful promise. Fret not!!
Here is Wisdom, come and hear. If every Christian will carefully consider the issues taught in this message, your life could be changed. I recommend that you take notes, and study the verses cited, ask the Spirit of God for wisdom and understanding as you listen. Thanks Mr. Creech for the good bible teaching.
Great Sermon! When I saw the title of the sermon, I was very interested to listen to it.
Past Ollis obviously has a heart for the truths of God's word but may not have thought through what he was teaching to all out there.
"TULIP", biblically puts God in His rightful place and man in his. If our brother were to take those truths, one for one and honestly look at the Scriptures he will find them there. (God glorifying and man abasing.)
His statements on Augustine where not well researched and may be good for him to read up more on church history.
Titles will always be given to people, Past Ollis, for instance calls himself a "biblicist" I pray that this title will encourage our brother to teach the whole council of God's word as it is found there.
Touchy Subject, But Absolutly Correct Brother OLLIS has touched on a subject that I myself have been interested in. He is correct in his study on Calvanism. As in the message, God died for ALL. His will is for all men to know Him and that none should perish. In the verses that talk about predestination,(ex. Roman 8:29,30) most people misread. I believe the meaning of those verses is... God's purpose for man was not an afterthought. It was settled before the foundation of the world. That was God's purpose and if you have believed on Him, You can rejoice knowing that you are eternally HIS
A Vital Contemporary Question I believe that A.W. Pink addresses this sermon best:
"It is our deep conviction that the vital question most requiring to be raised today is this: Is man a totally and thoroughly depraved creature by nature? Does he enter the world completely ruined and helpless, spiritually blind and dead in trespasses and sins? According as is our answer to that question, so will be our views on many others. It is on the basis of this dark background that the whole Bible proceeds. Any attempt to modify or abate, repudiate or tone down the teaching of Scripture on the matter is fatal. Put the question in another form: Is man now in such a condition that he cannot be saved without the special and direct intervention of the triune God on his behalf? In other words, is there any hope for him apart from his personal election by the Father, his particular redemption by the Son, and the supernatural operations of the Spirit within him? Or, putting it in still another way: If man is a totally depraved being, can he possibly take the first step in the matter of his return to God?"
Before Adam rebelled in the garden, the lie of the serpent to the woman was "you won't die", since that fatal deception, he continues this same lie..... "your not dead".
A Misleading Sermon - Part 1 Sadly, Rev. Ollis has done what so many critics of Calvinism do: they misrepresent Calvinism; refute that misrepresentation; and then claim victory. While I am sure that Rev. Ollis loves the Lord Jesus and certainly means well, he has misrepresented John Calvin; he has misrepresented St. Augustine; and he has misrepresented the testimony of Holy Scripture. Although he admits that time constraints prevent him from giving a comprehensive presentation of Calvinism, which is understandable, his need for brevity gives him absolutely no warrant to put forward these falsehoods.
(continued in Part 2)
Great Sermon! First of all, I commend brother Ollis' sincere approach to teach what the Scriptures say. However, what he is refuting is a caricature of Calvinism. True Calvinists recognise God's Sovereign Will (aka. He chooses whom He will save) and His Preceptive will (aka. He desires that all men be saved).
He also confuses the Biblical concept of foreknowledge (God personally chooses some people to love them, before they are born) with foresight (When God already knows what is going to happen because He is in sovereign control of all things). The Bible uses two different words for these two words.
The Bible says that God draws all (the Greek doesn't say "all men") to Himself. Does God draw everyone without exception? If so, everyone would be saved, since the word "draw" in the Greek literally means "to drag." The truth is that John 12:32 is teaching that God draws all kinds of men to himself (Gentiles, Jews, etc..) How do we know this? By the context, we see that the Greeks wanted to see Jesus. Jesus said that after He died, all kinds of men would be drawn to Him.
Let us then, listen to this sermon with discernment, for the sake of God's gospel and the doctrines of grace.
- LA. Melendez