Great Sermon! Hi. Great conversation on a topic that really gets you thinking. I have a question, though. In one part of the conversation, it was brought up whether Adam was immortal when he was created. The general consensus seemed to be "no". My question is this...The bible is quite clear in Romans 5:12 that death was brought into the world through sin. Romans 5:12 "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" How could Adam have not been immortal before the fall, or am I just missing something or misunderstanding? Thank you very much.
Trump is a gift to Christians, so now we see what 1) The theory of picking the lesser of two evils may not always be the only way to look at elections. There should be a fairly stable standard, as opposed to ever changing standards by comparing to the other side. Here is an extreme example, Hitler and Mao, by applying the lesser of two evils formula, Hitler wins, you can argue you save millions of lives by voting for Hitler, since Mao kills many many more people in peace time. There is always a worse candidate if you compare closely. Isn't that the reason RINOes are RINOes? They are always more conservative than the other side.
2) The short term outcome is not always the biggest incentive for picking the candidate. I would think that leaving the outcome to the Lord is more biblical. David should kill Saul when he has the opportunity, if the short term outcome is the main consideration. The only reason David does the opposite is not a worldly one, he respects God's anointing.
Is it good to keep Israel ruled by a demon possessed evil king?
I think leaving the outcome to the Lord is liberating.
3) even from the worldly short term outcome's perspective, voting for Trump has some negatives, like the damage for the reputation of Christianity, the damage for the conservative brand.
Great Sermon! Just as a sidenote on the Fallon Fox issue, he doesn't fight in the UFC. Fox has only fought on small shows because no major organization wants anything to do with the controversy. Even smaller organizations are running away from the issue as Fox hasn't been booked for a fight since September 2014. It's worth noting that he actually took a fight post-surgery and LOST via TKO to a woman.
Reply: I visit their site re-thinking hell, and they did compile a nice list of verses that hell preachers use, i just think their interpretation is wrong.¬†
While much can be said, I wanna post 2 verses:
And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name." (Revelation 14:11 ESV)
and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:10, 14, 15 ESV)
If words have any meaning, then it seems the devil will be tormented forever and ever in the lake of fire, so the lake is really a tormenting place. And it is also a place of torment for anyone who is not written in the book of life.¬†
The is a book called the gagging of God by D.A Carson, the last chapter has about 20 pages of rebuttal on this topic.
Great Sermon! I think what is confusing to some is the terms anti-christ and the Beast. They are not the same person, or persons. The term anti-christ is used only five times in the Bible all in 1 and 2 John. It is never used in The Revelation. The Beast in Rev 13, the man of lawlessness, 2 Thess 2 and the little Horn in Dan 7 are one and the same in my opinion. Him, Satan and the false prophet will be defeated and destroyed in one final battle in Rev 16, 19 and 20. I do not believe there will be multiple battles. I believe the events in Rev 16:13-16 and Rev 20 are too similar not be the same event.
This is a serious false teaching This teaching will influence so many people, and bring about many other doctrines that would lead to so many new cults. I can see many people embracing purgotory because of this. But more importantly it is unbiblical and not true.
Too many churches With so many churches in America, I don't even know the exact number, but it has to be a lot, americans still love their churches, but with preaching every Sunday, you would think that would change so many things about America . So I think the problem is not universities, government, the dictators, it's the churches. A genuine congregation would turn it's neighborhood upside down, Ian Paisley once said, the modern american Church is a giant bedroom, and Christians are sleeping. And these zombies are spreading all over the world, pretending to be missionaries.
Great Sermon! All of this discussion lends itself to fearing God. Mainly because we really can't know entirely the mind and motivation of a holy God. All the more reason to seek his love. Deep and worthwhile discussion.
Great Sermon! I always thought apostolic succession is the world's largest telephone game, Catholics trying preserve something that was whispered to their ears from thousands of years ago, obviously the message would get lost when it gets passed down like that. Plus there were a lot of political involvement, where the rulers and kings would decide who would be best suited to be a pope or control the church. Eusebius of Nicomedia, an early bishop, who was an Arian sympathizer, helped the early Eastern church accept the false doctrines of Arianism for a short while, something the RCC does not want to remember!
Black Ministers Elder Ward and Voddie Baucham, both black Sovereign Grace ministers were and still are very influential in my early understanding of Sovereign Grace doctrine. Elder Ward and his association with Pastor Jim McClarty of Grace Christian Assembly, Smyrna Tn and Voddie Baucham of Houston Tx, who I am sure you have heard of. There are a few out there.
You are a blessing. I just listened to your conversation on my commute home through terrible Seattle-area traffic, and you were a blessing. You referred to the fact that some people listened and appreciated your friendships like the "untouchables" at T4G, and I am one example. I thank God for the combination of minds and personalities He's brought together in your staff. Regarding race, I was wondering what you credit any growth in the black portion of your congregation to. Also, I was wondering if you could link to or give more specifics about the clip from the old preacher that one of you was getting teary eyed while showing your wife. Another question I have is, how many of your congregation listens to this podcast? And do they ever get angry about any of the comments you make about them? Looking forward to listening to more podcasts from you guys.