Great Sermon! Aren't Gen 4, 5 & 6 supposed to be read together? If we ignore the unnatural chapter breaks we can see the mention of those calling on the name of the Lord. What are people whom worship God, namely the people of Israel, called by in Hosea 1? Sons of God.
It's a little off the topic, but why did you three abandon the part that Jude wrote about the unbelieving Egyptians (along with the angles and people of Sodom) as examples of "these" in hell?Â All of whom defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of dignitaries according to the following verse.Â
Not that far off the topic is that we know, in the overall context of Scripture, Satan was not alone in abandoning God, so we cannot assume all the angles fell in Genesis 6 and/or that these are the only ones referred to by Peter or Jude.
Why was God only grieved over humans in Gen 6 and not grieved over the angelic kind being they are fallen ones (no pun intended by that being a literal translation for nephilim)? Seems like it's assuming they are angels when they're are not angelic.
At the heart of the topic we have to ask ourselves a few questions...
Parallels Isn't Genesis 6:1-5 a summary and consequence of Cain's wanderings in Nod in Genesis 4:13-24? Cain was driven out "from the presence of the LORD" and "knew his wife." Cain is referenced in 1John 3:12 as a child of the devil (much like the Jews in John 8). Cain's wife must be one of the "daughters of man" (literally daughters of ADAM possibly through Seth). Cain's son Enoch built a city (which may have been the earth's first city). Cain's great great great grandson Lamech may have been the first to practice polygamy and made a "gangsta" rap song touting his murderous exploits. One of his wives bore a son (Jabal) who was the first to be a tent dwelling cattle herder. His brother (Jubal) was an inventor and player of musical instruments. Lamech's other wife bore a son (Tubalcain) who was the first metallurgist.
The point is that all of these offspring are evil geniuses; "mighty men" of "renown." Today we would call such men "giants" (Genesis 6:4). One of the Hebrew definitions of Nephilim is "bully" which would certainly fit Cain's line. Imagine the ancient world populated by a majority of evil geniuses whose thoughts of their "hearts "evil continuously." If only 3 evil spirit-filled men will control the world in the end times (Rev 16:13-14) imagine the world in Noah's day!
Why not now? if Angels and humans had children in the past why don't we see it happening after that? Was it only a special kind of angel that no longer roams the earth? Did God neuter the Angels after this episode?
Sadly, I think this is just one of those topics we will never fully understand and because of that it can just get weird.
Great Sermon! Both Scofield and John MacArthur interprets Matt 16:28 refers to Matt 17:1-2. MacArthur translate "kingdom" to mean "royal splendor". If this is correct, and Christ is saying in Matthew "Son of man coming in his royal splendor". And in Mark and Luke, Christ is saying "until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power in Mark or as in Luke "until they see the kingdom of God. It seems to me but anyone can exegete Matt 16:28, they have to be reconcile Mark and Luke? I will be listening to your teaching on Wed.
Great Sermon! I previously posted a question on Matt 17 about after 6 days or on or about 8 days (Luke). After thinking about it, I think I understand, after 6 days could mean 7 or 8 and on or about 8 could mean 7 or 8. Just proves further that this was Spirit inspired writing of 4 individuals, they didnt copy each other or compared notes.
Great Discussion Just add another thought to your News in Focus discussion, if I may. Taking verses out of context or applying them where they dont apply, is not this where rightly dividing the word of God applies. 2 Peter 3:9 is always the first one I think of.
Some are doing it right Found this interesting:
Rick Warren â€“ Saddleback Church
Has made tens of millions off his book sales (it could be in the hundreds). Howeverâ€¦ Warrenhas made so much money that in 2005 he repaid all of his 25 years of salary to the church & stopped taking any new salary. He and his wife give away 91% of their income to charity. Rick is the only one doing it right â€“ in my opinion.
Great Sermon! But, the question remains, where and who are the 10 lost tribes (lost to us but not to God). If you interpret scripture literally, where it is plain teaching, then Ezekiel clearly states the regathering of ALL 12 tribes (future). So they are out there. But, if you believe on replacement/covenant theology, they do not exist anymore.
Combatting the black helicoptors Thoroughly enjoyed the discussion. Some of the things evangelicals are willing to swallow still amazes me. Willing to take their theology from a heretic instead of digging through the Word of God and measuring their ideas against proven orthodox doctrine and men of God. Thank you gentlemen for dismantling this absurd notion.
Thank you for your faithfulness People today are so ready to give anyone a pass who says they are speaking for the LORD. Thank you for reminding us that the LORD, who moved men under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to write His Word and called us to be wise as serpents yet gentle as doves, calls us to use discernment when men come proclaiming to be from Him. We are to be good Bereans. Thank you for taking a stand on the Word of God in a time where measuring someone words against Scripture is, by todays culture, mean and hateful. Everyday we see more and more, 2 Timothy 4:3,4 and Romans 1:18-32 being played out.
Interesting, but I disagree on some points I think many modern believers have an oversimplified take on the separation of Church and state. I don't think it is wrong to allow clerks to opt out of issuing liscences. I'm very tired of Christians using the "logic" of lesser evils justifying greater ones (such as if you marry divorcees you should marry gays or if you bake Halloween cakes you should bake for any LGBT cause). By this rationale no sin should ever be reproved, for we all pick and choose battles to a point. We need strength, not excuses. There is never anything wrong with taking a godly stand, despite past failures.
Anyway, may God bless everyone.
Thank you for broadcasting.
Hope for the thick headed I love the ties to Exodus and Moses.
I had never looked at the name Simon Bar-Jonah. The reluctant prophet to the Ninevites. The parallels are staggering. May even be a stretch, but comparison to Jonah's response and Peter's response in Acts 10. Peter is told to kill and eat, directly from the Lord, and Peter argues. Boy, there is such hope for a hard headed man as myself. Thank Jesus for His Grace and Mercies. As hard as I try and wiggle out of His hands, I will never be able to break His grip.
Great Sermon! The better course of action to me would be to completely removed the American and state flag (if they were flying it) and either only fly the Christian flag or nothing at all. Until we can order an outdoor Christian flag, our American flag has come down from our house and will not go back up. I, for one, would be in complete support of taking the American flag off the campus pole and out of the sanctuary if done in a respectful manner.