Fascinating comparison What's really fascinating is to compare this presentation to the American pastor Duane Farley's series on postmodernism, because the two sides of the ocean "deconstruct" postmodernism in two radically different ways. That's what postmodernism is about, different perspectives, and the two approaches to it illustrate this graphically. (If you're new to postmodernism, Pastor Dominic Smart also has a great primer on sermonaudio.)
A Major Demonic Deception And Delusion In Our Day This sermon contains excellent insights into the Devil's methodology for the deception of modern (Humanistic) man, societies and even "churches." Also included is the biblical remedy to these specific demonic lies. To further lay the axe at the root (Matthew 3:10) of Postmodern and Humanistic folly and heresy, as it manifests itself in individuals, families, churches and the state (civil government, morality and law), see the free MP3 "The First Commandment: Exposing the Idolatry of Arminianism, Roman Catholicism, Cults, Judaism, Islam, Humanism, Materialism, etc.," at http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=9260511205 .
Important Covenanted Reformation History On MP3 Thank you for this faithful recounting of important (Covenanted) Reformation history. MP3 readings of sermons by some of the Covenanters mentioned in this message are at http://www.sermonaudio.com/go/353 (Cameron), http://www.sermonaudio.com/go/354 (Cargill), http://www.sermonaudio.com/go/355 (Rutherford) and http://www.sermonaudio.com/go/352 (Renwick). Greg Price's MP3s also deal with these same teachings and times at http://www.sermonaudio.com/go/356 . Also, here is an interesting quote related to the period covered in this MP3: "The Covenants are an important attainment, no lasting and binding agreement is attained without establishing them first" (Session 23, 1648, A Declaration and Exhortation of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland to their Brethren of England, from _The Acts of the General Assemblies of the Church of Scotland, From the Year 1638 to the Year 1649 Inclusive_, available under "CHURCH OF SCOTLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY 1638-1649" at http://www.swrb.com/catalog/c.htm ).
Great Sermon! Very big subject, and I'm thankful to God for people like Rev. Silversides that don't shy away from addressing it.
It's important that we remember Man (males) is the glory of God, and Woman (female) is the glory of man.
Both man and woman are in the image of God. Man being created in the image of God, and woman being created in the image of man. Consider Genesis 1-3.
Great Sermon! Powerful and Profound! The way pastor Silversides brings out the progression of the affliction of Christ is truly heart searching. There is an appeal to those with little faith and those with no faith!
Great Sermon! This is an excellent and timely message! Truly the Lord is the same today as He was in Israel's day. His standards and principles have not changed and Rev. Silversides brings this fact home. Each point is applicable to today's society and the inevitable destruction being brought about by our ignorance and hostility to God.
Listen to this sermon, pray and then act! Christians must stand for truth and be salt and light! Thank you again Rev. Silversides!
A needed clarification! Excellent material which clarifies an issue that is extremely confusing in today's Christian world. In fact, I just heard a very well-known radio preacher making a confusing mess of this issue in trying to explain it. He did not do a good job because his theology was Arminian in nature, and he got mixed up. This sermon explains the theological issues clearly and uses scriptural support. Unfortunately this is 71 minutes, but don't despair because the first 20 minutes really get to the point, and if you can't listen to the whole thing the first part will help you understand what the Bible says.
Encouraging! Good exposition of a densely packed seven verses -- unlocks a lot of the meaning in what may seem to just be the preamble to an ambitious and doctrine-packed letter. Definitely a passage to go slowly through!
Great Sermon! I studied this scripture and then search for a sermon that preached what the bible truth is regarding being tried while on this journey on this earth and the true confessions of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord of our lives. I would also refer to Matthew 3:11-12 of what no greater profit John the Baptist reveled to us with regards to the baptism with fire. Also the Paul in Hebrews 6:1&2 of the principles of the doctrine of Christ. This is the milk of the Word of God. In todays language "We are a work in progress" and we are not the potter of that work. God almighty is the Christian's potter!
Great Sermon! Whilst I have not listened to this sermon I have read Silversides' book "The Free Offer: Biblical and Reformed". With the greatest respect to Rev. Silversides I am compelled to disagree with him and side with Herman Hoeksema. As far as I am concerned the covenant purpose of God is to manifest his own Trinitarian covenant life through the taking of a people for his own possession and establishing a covenant with them in Christ Jesus. This covenant, whilst established in eternity is realised or is made manifest in history and the means by which the covenant is realised is faith which is itself a fruit of electing grace and a covenant blessing in Christ. ‚ÄúSo that men may be brought to faith, God mercifully sends heralds of this most joyful message to whom He will and when He wills. By their ministry men are called to repentance and to faith in Christ crucified.‚ÄĚ Hence the gospel is a means through which God fulfills his covenant purpose. Through it he calls the elect to faith and effectually draws them into communion with himself and it is precisely this communion which is the very essence of covenant. The preaching acts as the means by which the communion is manifested, developed and enabled to flourish.
Great Sermon! Unfortunately Dawkins (I wouldn't want to besmirch the offices of any real professors)is a product of the 60's "anything but truth" generation. What I mean is that if you can't touch it or experience it then it must be false. He is basically not as important as he thinks he is. Yes he has sold a lot of books but this is simply because too many in society today like a good bit of fiction. The faith has nothing to fear from him. The biggest threat to the world today is apathy and the rise of corruption in western Governments who think the end justifies the means. You are quite right in saying that he doesn't go after the obvious pagan or fundamentalist faiths. That is because it is easier to target the true faith which doesn't rely on material manifestations or idolatry. Instead the true faith is about the heart and soul within. Anyone like him who only see God through being able to touch a statue is to be pitied and prayed for that they will find the true path. Thanks for bringing the word to a greater audience.
Great Sermon! I always marvel that such people as RD don't go after Islam or Hinduism or any of the other false religions - it shows that out of all, Christianity is indeed the only TRUE path to God, because that's sadly what Mr. Dawkins fears the most - that the teachings of Christianity could possibly be true in any way - for if so, he then is responsible for his actions and choices more than currently. Just as Paul stated - the gospel is indeed an offence to those who hear it, because it heightens the conscience and reveals the darkness of the soul, necessitating a choice to be made. Dawkins would have fared much better had he not determined to make his views not just known but practically into a religion on their own! We can but pray for him to discover the truth before it is too late - God has blessed many former atheists in His Grace, and RD may become another one yet - wouldn't THAT be some testimony!!