Great man of God. Excellent story of a men converted by the grace of God, of a testimony for Christ, a sad story of denying the faith, but also of recovery and death for the faith. Thank you for it!
Great Sermon! to the dedicated mormon.
I was a Missionary for the church and i spend time preaching so called
"the gospel". Well i know as a Mormon you fell often misstreadet. As a missioanry we went to christians wo been faithfull to jesus and teached them . Well the church do the same thing, spend time to people who have already a realtionship to god father and jesus. We didn't spend only time to teach people who didnt believe in God, and we did not a lot of service time in our mission. In Jospeh Smith-History Jospeh prayed and God Told him :that i must no join (churches)none of them , for they where all wrong, and the personage who adressed me said that all their creeds are an abomination in his sight...."
Well this is statemant is still found in the BoM where Jospeh Smith told his Story. The Mormonchurch complains there persecuted and misunderstood and not treated fairly, but was does the church do? Well is proclaims to be the ONLY true church on earth.
An evangelistic doctrine. A short presentation of the spread of Calvinism; examples of Calvinist evangelists and missionaries. Defending the view that Calvinism is an evangelistic teaching. The doctrine of sin and atonement, as held by Calvinists, are biblical, so an Calvinist is better equipped for evangelism. Maybe the title should be: Calvinism & Evangelism, because the message discusses Calvinistic evangelism, not so much Calvin (there are no quotes from Calvin on evangelism).
Signs of a true church. Good study of the signs of a true church, in the context of the opposition of Calvin's theology vs Catholicism. A true church is a biblical one, has practices instituted by God, follows the regulative principle of worship and it is formed by born again men.
Calvinistic message of salvation. Most part of the message is an explanation of Romans 8:28-30, a presentation of the Calvinistic interpretation of these verses, the Calvinistic message of salvation. It is not a systematic presentation of Calvin's view. Maybe the tile would be better: Calvinism & The Gospel.
The Bible must master our minds. Calvin's methods of interpreting the Bible. The Bible must master our minds. We have not to interpret the Bible in the light of what we want the Bible to say, but we must derive our thinking from the Bible. There are some inexactitudes in the presentation of Calvin's life: he was not converted when he was 18 years old, etc.
Great Sermon! What an enchanting voice he has! I found the following quote straight from the horse‚Äôs mouth (an SDA source about hell) to augment Rev. Goligher‚Äôs sermon:
‚Äú‚ÄėFire came down from God out of heaven and devoured‚Äô all the unsaved (Rev. 20:9). The very surface of the earth outside the city appears to melt, becoming a vast lake of fire for the ‚Äėjudgment and perdition of the ungodly men‚Äô (2 Peter 3:7). The ‚Äėday of the Lord‚Äôs vengeance‚Äô (Isa. 34:8), upon which He will perform ‚Äėhis strange act‚Äô (Isa. 28:21, KJV) of destroying His enemies, has arrived. Said John: ‚ÄėAnd anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire‚Äô (Rev. 20:15).‚ÄĚ (page 369 of the SDA published book Seventh-day Adventists believe‚Ä¶)
Looking at the issue from the other side Normally sermons about death look at it from our side where we are preparing for death. But this sermon turns it around and looks at death from Heaven's point of view. If you're not a Christian, this would be an interesting sermon to listen to and compare to what other beliefs say about death.