Great Sermon, But... Jay comments: (The speaker) attempts to put an end to the on-going debate over the pre-trib/post-trib situation. I personally favor more of the
pre-trib persuasion...It appears to me
that he left some info untouched. [One]thing that kind of disturbed me was the fact that he seemed to support the replacement theory which means that the Church and Israel are the same or that God has left Israel after turning away from God so many times. Dr. Stewart Responds: Thanks, Jay, for listening and for your comments. The discussion over the timing of the rapture will continue until Jesus forces the Church to agreement by the Event itself. I'm trying to encourage this discussion among Bible believers. Regarding Replacement Theology, I reject it categorically. The Dispensational view requires the total disparity between Israel and the Church to make their case for the pretribulation rapture. What I am seeking to demonstrate is that the Apostles saw Gentile Believers as being grafted into spiritual Israel. They also use much of the same terminology in speaking of the Church and Israel. We are two people with a common spiritual heritage and in many regards a common destiny that will take us both through the seven years of Jacob's troubles.
This is so apropriate Praise God... this sermon speaks to me like an arrow hitting the bullseye. In time of confusion and anxiety, I am ministered to and found strength. Blessed be the Lord my God... for Your faithfulness last forever. Amen! Thanks Dr. Stewart... you are greatly anointed.
Gracious and Thought Provoking A very gracious and careful treatment of a subject that too often generates more heat than light. Regardless of
your persuasion, there is much that is profitable here and worth wrestling with.
Great Sermon! I found this sermon to be helpful as it dealt with the subject of death and refuted what is called â€˜soul-sleepâ€™. I am currently involved in a discussion with a person who rejects traditional views of the state of the dead in favor of belief in soul-sleep and this sermon provided biblical light on the subject. Thanks for making it available.
I'm Not Sure? Mark says: This sermon seems to be be based on a massive presumption. Dr
Stewart says that he is unaware of any way for tempting thoughts to get in the
head of a regenerated Christian other than Satan placing them there. I've never heard anything like this before, and the Bible doesn't explicitly teach this...In refutation of Dr Stewart Romans 7:22-25 says:
For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man, but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law
of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members."
Dr. Stewart responds: Thanks, Mark, for you excellent question. What the Bible tells us is that it is the law (or power)of indwelling sin in our flesh that is the source of sinful thoughts served up to our minds. "We have the mind of Christ" Paul asserts, and "a house divided against itself cannot stand," the Savior taught. If sinful thoughts come from my regenerated mind (innermost being), I am a divided house and will surely fail. John MacArthur states regarding Rom. 7:17-20, "His sin does not flow from out of his new redeemed innermost self ("I"), but from his unredeemed humanness, his flesh "in me" (Gal. 5:17)...The flesh serves as a base camp from which sin operates in the Christian's life"
Great Sermon! No doubt a timeless message-could not be more appropriate for myself at this time. I must listen to this sermon again, as it has so much within it that demonstrates God's truth and His love for all that are willing to wait upon Him. This has always been a difficulty for me, but with hearing such a brilliant sermon as Dr. Stewart's I can only find reassurance that He is everpresent and full of mercy. Thankyou and God bless!
secret rapture I Thes 4:16 does not negate a secret rapture just because of shout and trump of God
John 12:28-29 gives example of a voice from heaven some heard speaking while others heard thunder
other vs used in message would be a picture of Rev 19
Noah Several have alluded to Noah going through the flood as picture of Church in the tribulation. Noah is a picture of Isreal going through the tribulation and starting a new kingdom. Enoch was a picture of the church.
Great Sermon! Thank you Dr. Stewart, I have believed in the post trib rapture for many years now, but you cleared much confusion on my understanding of the relationship between Israel and the Church. I personally believe that the church will be on the earth during the time of the wrath but will be protected through it just as Israel was protected during the ten plagues of Egypt. Actually I found that the seven trumpets and the seven bowls of God's Wrath (14 in all) actually amount to 10 distinct judgements as 4 of the 14 judgements overlap or are one and the same! So I think that Israel in Egypt during the 10 plague judgements is a picture of the Church in the World during the time of wrath. 10 seems to be the number of testing in scripture. Thanks again and the Lord bless you as you continue in the Word, sincerely Paul Gowdy.
Great Sermon! I've always leaned toward pre and am not sure that is from teaching I received after believing, (certainly was not from my Catholic upbringing as all thing Biblical were brand new to me after my encounter with the Living God in Christ Jesus), or it is my desire?? So I honestly say I am not persuaded yet...at one point a few years ago I read a book by a believing Jewish man who changed his view to Pre wrath..it made a lot of sense when I read it.
Nevertheless, after listening to the sermon a little while ago entitled...Six things the lost know after death....I think I would rather be here for the trib. just for my lost family members to show them this is all God's plan as shown in His Word. I will listen again to this with my Bible and notebook in front of me to learn more. Thanks for the sermon, Janine
Great Sermon! this is a touchy topic, but much needed.
The devil can take your body but not your soul if you are saved.
My brother went missing and we believe that he killed himself.
He suffered from bi polar and was a confessing born again Christian.
My hope is that I will see him again.
read Romans 8:38-39.
Questionable Charles writes: I am usually quite happy with Dr. Stewart's sermons. This one, however, troubles me. I fear that someone who hears this particular teaching and is looking for a way to circumvent their cross and/or to escape their troubles on this earth will believe it and end up in eternal misery. I do not understand how anyone could believe that the Holy Spirit would be slack in keeping God's people from total and final despair and allow their living hope to be eclipsed so that they would take their own lives. In the case of suicide, truly a statement of utter hopelessness and unbelief, we must never conclude that the perpetrator is born again. Dr. Stewart responds: Thanks, Charles, for your thoughts. Suicide is a very emotional subject for all of us. One must not assume that the Holy Spirit has failed whenever one of God's people commits sin. Humans make mistakes. I would agree that suicide is sin (its unbelief and disobedience are both sin). The Biblical record, however, does not indicate that this or any other sin has the power to terminate the redemptive grace and love of our Risen Lord once we have received it. "Eternal misery" is reserved for those who reject Christ, not for the People of God who stumble because of unbelief and disobedience in their final hour.
Great Sermon! Excellent! Very useful. The sermon refutes the main "factoids" in the Da Vinci Code without getting overly technical. If you know somebody who has been confused or convinced by the "historical facts" of the Da Vinci Code, get him/her to listen to this.
Great Sermon! This preacher has done a wonderful job bringing this wonderful message to the church. If this message is digested and active in our lives, our minds will be fixed upon pure and good and holy things so that we might keep our minds and hearts fixed upon God and good things. In my opinion this is an excellent message that has come from the Lord God through the preacher who preached it so well. Bless you, Brother, for being obedient.