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!
Christian liberty abused Christian liberty has been abused and misapplied to give cover for everything from worldly conformity, doctrinal heresy, and church corruption, and to prevent principled stands for the rule of pragmatists. As Athaliah claimed "Treason, treason" when her unjust authority and usurpation was torn down, false brethren cry "Liberty, liberty" when legitimate authority, the justice of God's laws and the gospel of righteousness are making headway against modern apostasy. "Love does not rejoice in unrighteousness", it cannot and will not compromise truth for unity or general conformity.
Great Sermon! So true that modern Christians are epicureans, that seek pleasure within bounds of very broad and ever-changing "decency" (by world standards). The indictment is that modern church activities always use Christianized pleasure as a key element that no one dare speak of: retreats, youth activities, picnics, church decorations, movies, banquets are official activities where this is the central appeal, while they are given spiritual status. Vanity.
Great Sermon! I must add that every Christian father must be briefed on this subject BEFORE the final months of his wife's pregnancy, or else he may make a impulsive decision, as I did, & subject his son to this medically dubious & painful rite.
Important sermon. It is worth wondering why virtually all Americans, especially professing Christians, are virtually forced and blindly permit by the Jewish-influenced AMA to circumcise (a religious mark) their male children immediately after birth. Circumcision is done superstitiously for "cleanliness". It is equally worth wondering how many receive baptism by water, in a superstitious manner (like the paedo-baptists), thinking that by thus they are placed into the covenant, united to Christ, while yet devoid of saving faith or repentence. The majority of Christians appear to be Judaized, putting confidence in fleshly rites!
Thank you! Thank you so much for sharing this very special service with the rest of us. It was really beautiful. Our prayers are with the Embree family. We thank the Lord for the love you have for your congregation, Reverend Einwechter and Mr. Foltz, very visibly demonstrated indeed.
Sobering Yea, the Lord hath done it, and judgment has only begun, but not from the enemy that has been told of. God employs the means of wicked men for judgment, who establish tyranny and usurp power in governments. Many have pretended "Christian" in history, to fool the churches, as did King James whom the Pilgrim's fled from, and Charles I (whom Cromwell checked), and King George III, whom Christian colonists resisted. By their "fruits (deeds) ye shall know them", who feign religion but "frameth mischief by a law" (Ps. 94). Inquisitional and anti-constitutional laws are now in place under pretense of "necessity" and "911", and arbitrary power now usurped to One Branch. A "throne of iniquity" is being established.
Judaism, apostate Israel Application: This historic Christian doctrine has been covered by the 20th century heresy of Christian Zionism, identifying with mere flesh and blood ("who say they are Jews, but do lie, and are not"), and defending a political group of anti-Christian revolutionaries militantly working to re-establish "Israel" in the middle east, and for it to empire over the world as in the days of Solomon--the Judeo-Masonic ambition-- as World Government, using the deceived and corrupted Christian churches as political leverage. This is their kingdom of anti-Christ and is not "the faith of Jesus".
Excellent Sermon on Judaism vs. OT Law! Oh that more Christians understood the principles discussed here. Thank you for your explanation that Judaism is not the same as the OT Law! So many Christians confuse these two concepts. If more Christians really understood the difference they would shudder at the idea of calling our faith Judeo-Christian. We're enjoying your Galatians series! May God grant you many blessings for the coming year!
Very good exposition! This and the other two sermons on the subject of headcoverings are very good. Rev. Einwechter has been able to "unravel" the apparent difficulties and present what I think is Paul's stance on this matter.