I can't help leaving another message after listening to the morning service this past Sunday. Really love it.
What is interesting is that the pastor in my Shanghai church also preached the message of loving God with our whole heart, our whole mind, and our whole will. It was really touching. Also, he encouraged us to try our best to love the Lord.
God is great. We are all weak sinners but only His word can change us and hold us fast.
Finally, want to let Pastor Mercer know that I am praying for him when I think about FFPC.
God is good. We'll never regret about what we've done for Him when we eventually meet Him that day.
Great separation. Great separation between those saved and those who don't want to repent. Even if I do not agree with all the interpretation of the text, the sermon contained powerful truths for my heart.
The LORD's Holy Grudge Against the Churches Timely! "...until they acknowledge their offense". The LORD holds a holy grudge, turns and walks away, and will not return to the modern churches (yes conservative and reformed too), until they come to terms with his condition above, "until."
The issue is not "will the Lord turn away", but that the LORD already HAS turned away from the churches in America and Britain. Yes they have "sought after him with their sheep and flocks", returning to some older and historic doctrines and practice, but only superficially. "They will not find me, until...", says the inspired text. Churches are going through the motions but are impotent because there is no power, no true regeneration or sanctification. Churches and family generations are Backsliders. "I know Ephraim, and Judah..". "There is none that seeks after God", truly that is. "All have turned aside", literally. This is the "Ichabod Generation", and has been in America since the Civil War and early 1900s. Even Spurgeon's Downgrade puts a time frame on the "falling away", and Fundamentalism, Evangelicalism, Charismaticism and New Calvinism were vain attempts to regain power and influence. But the condition has not been met: "Until they acknowledge their offense", and "come clean" before Christ who removes Candlesticks.