Great Sermon! Dr. MacArthur is right on target. And there could not be more greed-driven denominations than the Assemblies of God and the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Both denominations routinely sue the local churches in their denominations in order to seize their properties and bank accounts. Court case after court case is posted on our website:
(see church hijacking video on homepage, and articles)
GOD HAS SPOKEN LOUD AND CLEAR !! God says that marriage is binding until DEATH. It is a violation of HIS WORD to divorce and remarry. The Jews had the custom of betrothal. During that period, the man was called the husband and the woman was called his wife, though no marriage covenant had yet been established. To end a prospective marriage, a legal divorce was required. This is why the exception clause is only found in Matthew's gospel as it does not apply to Gentiles who had no such custom. The "exception" spoken of by Jesus in Matthew 19:9 means what it says--divorce is only permitted for the cause of porneia (fornication) during the betrothal as that is not putting asunder what God has joined together. After a marriage has been entered into, the only action that dissolves that covenant is DEATH. God makes that crystal clear through the writings of the Apostle Paul in Romans 7:2-3. Those who divorce and remarry are denying that their first marriage is still binding in God's sight. HE IS THE FINAL AUTHORITY on the matter, not man! And, He has further said--"...adulterers...shall NOT inherit the kingdom of God." 1 Cor. 6:9-10. Take the matter of divorce/remarriage very serious because GOD DOES!! He's a "hard-liner"!!
Great Sermon! On who to vote for i ask this...where will obama & romney spend eternity if they were to die today ???....true born again christians do not partake in this evil thing...christian nation huh....when did the blackor woman cd vote ? Alk men created equal huh...all u constitutionalist...do not be decieved into voting.....whoever wins so be it....God is sovereign.........
Daring, Timely Sermon! And wasn't Hurricane Sandy, on virtually the political eve of the Nov. 6th elections, a warning shot across the bow of America from heaven? What should happen should heaven open up its full artillery as it did on Sodom and Gomorrah? Is not the "wrath of God revealed from heaven against the unrighteousness"--blatant, shameless, "pride"-promoted, and now legalized unrighteousness (thus calling evil good, and good evil)--of America? Will God be mocked and his holy justice (righteousness revealed by the standard of his Law that is ratified and "established" by the Gospel) reviled and defamed without consequence? Is God impotent or omnipotent? How will it go for them, or this or any nation, that call holiness "hate" and unrightousness "love" and "good"--those who are "forward" to shake their fist at their Maker or pretend that Jesus was a timid, unholy, nonjudgmental, unrighteous preacher of "social justice" or "equality" of those who act wickedly, as if they are the "poor" and "afflicted" of the earth, instead of the oppressors and degraders of themselves and slaves to sin! "For by what a man is overcome, to that he is enslaved" and "for these things the wrath of God comes upon the children of men". The LORD answers in the psalm: "To the Forward, I will show myself forward"!
Who has ears to hear... The speaker has spoken plainly a warning. Who will you vote for when Salvation requires Repentance....anyone standing on repentance???
There is no vote worth giving without first undersatnding the place of Eternity in a sin filled, depraved political platform that denies the Word of God.
Where will Obahma spend Eternity?
Great Sermon! This is not popular message today's evangelical churches ,but this what the Bible exactly is saying. Thank you pastor John .I'm praying for your ministry that God will strengthen you and your ministries
Politically-Incorrect but true! What is unfortunate is that many of the most conservative (including "reformed") pastors today have capitulated to the democratic and humanistic philosophy of a pretended "equality" as well as the pragmatism of (materialistic) "necessity". It is pastors who are afraid to teach this and, in fact, openly mock this clear position as if "workers at home" were stricken from their Bibles.
Younger pastors especially have their wives working outside the home to supplement their very modest salaries, so are leading by wrong example in total lockstep with the world. Thus, while most churches claim to oppose Feminism they practically are submitting to and embracing it entirely in their families. This is destroying families and marriages, and children are sacrificed on the alter of Money-loving and "lifestyle". Divorce rates are equal with that of non-Christians as wives roam around in the world apart from their Bible instructed duties, while it is considered "normal".
Great Sermon! Per the last Q&A: What's enabled "people to get married and not have children" which is driving "society to literally fly apart at the seams" today? Whatever this is, shouldn't Dr. MacArthur and Grace Community Church ban it?