Good things and bad things. It is clear that C.S. Lewis has erroneous teachings in his books. At the same time, I think this message is one-sided, it presents only his wrong teachings. Maybe another message with his good and great teachings should bring back a balance. Otherwise, people will think that Lewis was not a Christian or that Evangelicals should not read Lewis. Some comments on this message show this wrong understanding or ignorance. I read many of Lewis' books and I agree that there are things that are not sound orthodoxy in them. At the same time, I recognize him as a Christian and I declare that Evangelicals has many things to learn from him, great insights and seminal ideas. One-sided opinion on Lewis shown ignorance of his works.
Relevant and Needed Sermon! This subject has become virtually taboo in the church and christian discussion, being defended against under pleas or charges of "legalism", "christian liberty", and especially "culture" (differences between today and the 19th century or earlier).
While men are often charged with immoral advances in society by women, their own immodesty of dress waves a green light or provokes it. Mass media (TV, movies, advertisements, etc) and its acceptance in Christian homes cannot be overlooked as the principle indoctrination and cause for the acceptance of immodest "modern fashion". It is impossible to have different values from what we willing watch and expose ourselves too. Immodest fashionableness by christians then is a mere symptom of larger worldly conformity, which includes music, gender roles, and family relations. Gender dress should also be addressed.
Satan began this major assault against Christian Culture during the "roaring 20s" and "sexual revolution" of the 60s and 70s, introducing a Revolutionary Anti-Christian Culture.
A glitch. Sadly, this recording is incomplete and stops playing after eight and a half minutes (it is supposed to run for 40). Can someone please fix this as Rev Silversides' series on Judges is exceptional.
Great Sermon! In last comment, when I say schools, I mean those which are started by christian families to share general knowledge & skill teaching responbility for our children. So in these meaning, I say it is churches not schools who are responsible for God's Truth.
Good Sermon! It is a good sermon except.
1.There is no general revealation since we degenerated in Adam (Rom 5:12,Hew 11:3, Rom 10:17).
2.Althoug parents need to teach their children God's truth, it is the churches(including godly parents) NOT the schools whom God appoints to be responsible for teaching HIS Truth. But schools need to be run by godly christians and their daily operation and management need to be conformed to the Bible esp. God's law.
3.We need to completely obey not only Christ, but aslo the ONLY ONE God , the Holy Father, the Holy Son and the Holy Spirit.
Great series I hear Rev Silverside in a conference in Manchester 09. He is a joy to listen to. His words are clear and to the point and he expound truth with dignity and godliness. This is a good series which I have enjoyed listenig to at this Easter period.2009
Similar to those below In regards to a readable text, I tried to give a friend who was not a Christian a text that was not KJV; he rejected it. He told me it was an interpretation and that he had enjoyed the KJV as a child because he had difficulty understanding it and it took him effort.
I find also my 17 year old cousin appreciates using the KJV because he has difficulty understanding what the Word is saying.
Important Message C.S. Lewis could not be a true Christian given the heresies and fictions he has published. Only his popularity and the fact that modern evangelicals have no discernment could cause him to pass for a "Christian". If you want allegory, compare his writings to that of John Bunyan, who was entirely scriptural in Pilgrim's Progess and Holy War. It is idolatry to remake the person or character of God and Christ into the works of one's own animated imagination (even mental instead of "graven" images), which is what he does.
The works of C.S. Lewis should be denounced as mystical fantasy and heresies instead of Christian truth. His works are pure Fiction, NOT "Christian fiction".
Wonderful Teaching I am very happy to have discovered this pastor-teacher for he takes his task for more seriously than the "lay-back" contemporary teachers of the day. I like getting the most out of the Word for the time spent studying it..
The sermon was an outstanding exposition of the text with application to the sovereignty of God. However, I would have appreciated more description of the historical predicament of Judah, fearsomeness of the invading armies, and whether or not this prophesy had any bearing on the slaying of the 186,000 Assyrian soldiers in the day of Hezekiah.
Useful sermon An interesting sermon but surely this message should be based on what an evangelical is? If an evangelical is a Calvinist CS Lewis was not one, if an evangelical is someone who believes in God inspired word of Gid as infallible he is no evangelical- if evangelical means someone who trusts in Christ and wants others to be saved by the same Saviour then he could be called an evangelical. CS Lewis was a product of a mixed up group of Anglicans where the intellect was greater than the Word of God- he was a Christian, saved by the same Lord but had some very unusual views in many areas. It is good to remember that we are all to be saved by grace through faith and not by works- intellectual, doctrinal soundness or orthodoxy- lest any man should boast.
Important, Relevant Message! Every pastor, seminary professor, especially of "Reformed" circles, must listen to this thoughtful, sober expose' of the errors of Rushdooney, Joe Morecraft, Gary North and other theonomists who quote and cite them in their sermons as authoritative.
It is time to be discerning of all the ministries (from Chalcedon Foundation on to DeMar's/Phillips American Vision to Peroutka's The American View) that use and quote them, both in religion and politics, in which there is a large political following.
Many are being led astray from the truth and must be corrected before the error produces the bad fruit and consequences evidenced in this message.
Providential Sermon! God in His providence brought us to this chapter of Isaiah only this Lord Days! The application of these truths was never more timely than now when many Christians are "making a covenant with death!" As we face the failure of the Republican party in the nomination of Sarah Palin, a married woman with children at home, to the vice-presidential ticket, we must have Biblical truth to stand upon! There is no shelter in lies, nor in cooperating with sin! Thank you Pastor Silversides for this sermon! Thank you God for the timing.