Great Sermon! Another word of warning to the faithfull about the danger of this pseudo Calvinism! In leviticus the Lord forbade the use of certain materials to be integrated with others and prohibitions on foods etc. this was to teach us that we are not to mix that wich God sanctified as clean with that denounced as unclean! Holiness and purity in word and deed should be the vigilant persuit of every child of God even in doctrine because we are comanded not to have fellowship with the works of darkness and so what God commanded in ceremonial law, simply because He commanded ought to be the steady rule and great ambition under the law of the gospel! This law is the law of love and grace that causes His people to be faithful and true even as he is no matter the cost! If we are to be Christ centered rather than Man centered we will seperate from those who are not walking in the light but in darkness. Love first and foremost loves God and His truth above all else even if we lose the favor and friendship of Men. Thank You Pastor Ovadal! Stand firm in the faith of God's elect always contending but never contentious.
Great Sermon! Thank you for your educational and edifying Ministry. I am new(ish) and still learning. Praise God that he has maintained a remnant of true preachers to guide the flock in the right paths.
Thank you for your guidance.
Great Sermon! Yet another step in the downgrade of Dr. John Stephen Piper. According to Dr. Piper, the doctrine of imputation is no longer essential to the heart of the Gospel.
Ah, but he has a most formidable opponent in the apostle Paul. "For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him." - 2Co 5:21
My sins imputed to Him, His righteousness imputed to me. The great exchange, Hallelujah! The heart of the Gospel!
How about the dying words of Dr. J. Gresham Machen - "I am so thankful for the active obedience of Christ on my behalf, no hope without it." That's right Dr Machen, NO hope without it.
John Piper has however, palliated the heresy of the exclusion of imputation in the Gospel down to a mere error which we can tolerate.
I used to believe some well-meaning ministers were overstating it in saying that we are living in the apostasy spoken of by the apostle Paul in 2 Theess. 2, I'm now beginning to believe that they were right.
From blindness to blindness. This was a blessed sermon. I praise the Lord for it. It is true, these "faithful" preachers preach "all the Gospel" at conferences with Catholics, but do not say a word against Catholic errors; they preach "all the Gospel" at a conference with NT Wright, but do not say a word against the errors of NPP; they preach "all the Gospel" in the presence of Mormons, but do not say a word against the errors of Mormonism. The queation is: what remains from this "all the Gospel" preached?
Good advice. Looking back, through the years I had to renounce to read books or to listen to sermons by preachers about whose compromise in teaching, practice and associations I came to learn about.
So relevant and true. Pastor Ovadal, only God gave you the wisdom to preach such a message. This is so important not because these are the principles of Ralph Ovadal, but because they are the principles of the Word of God.
Great Sermon! Thank you, Pastor Ralph, for sharing the wisdom and discernment that the LORD has given you on identifying false ministers.
Keep defending the Faith that has been once delivered unto the saints!
A timely and necessary Alarm This message was both a blessing and challenge to my own heart. The greatest threat to the sheep is the wolf in sheep's clothing. Every minister of the gospel is entrusted with the oversight of the flock of God. May we do nothing, and say nothing, which might endanger the sheep. What shepherd who really loves the sheep would knowingly endanger their welfare by introducing them to dangerous predators, or by leave them in the care of one who might so do? What faithful shepherd would entrust the flock to a "hireling", or a false shepherd, who cares not for the sheep? Furthermore, what faithful shepherd would allow an unfaithful shepherd to help him or to work alongside him in shepherding the flock? May God deliver His church from those who are more interested in the fleece than the flock.
wow! ...and that most dangerous minister is also sociopathic in his double-mindednesd and hypocrisy; in that, even after receiving an open and very public rebuke, neither humbles himself nor changes direction because he loves the praise of men; he doesn't even enter into his prayer closet to inquire of His Master "have I sinned?"
Thank You, Pastor Ralph! Do not let your calling to WARN us be diminished though you will continue to be ostracized; the TRUTH is too important in this late hour, for this nation that has gone after idols all fot the love of money which cannot save ot protect them from His wrath.
Excellent and most timely. This is a most timely and much needed to be heard sermon.
My heart breaks for the US. the Lord Jesus Christ is slowly moving his divine favour and hand of protection, peace and provision away fro the church and the country in general.
Arab Barry Sotero Obama is a Marxist, cum Muslim, cum wacky non Biblical 'christian', and is slowly opening the gate way to utter and complete degradation, apostasy and devilry.
even if Romney had of been voted in, this would have been just as bad, as he is a cult member and a friend of the Papal anti-christ.
Oh Lord may you have mercy on the United states and I pray for your mighty hand of protection on Pastor Ralph, his flock and ministry and all who hold fast to the true Biblical faith in Christ Jesus alone. Amen.
Great truths. It is true: Rome teaches a false Gospel. If they are using biblical terms, they are interpreting them in different way than in the Bible. If a man from a Catholic church is regenerated by the Holy Spirit when listening to the true Gospel, the Holy Spirit will guide him to leave this Catholic church, because he will see that it is not a biblical church.
Faithfulness. I praise the Lord for the little churches, small in number, but with great significance in the plan of God. I thank God for the ministers of little churches, who serve God faithfully, among many discouragements, persevering. God gives the power to do that. I am thankful for what I learned from this preacher listening to his sermon, learning from his stand for the truth. This message encouraged me: even we are few, we must go on faithfully to the glory of God!