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The Reformation of Civil Government! Good to hear the classic Reformation views expounded here! "Dr. M'Crie in his STATEMENT OF THE DIFFERENCE, shows that all the Confessions of the Protestant and Presbyterian Churches of the Reformation, both in Britain and on the Continent of Europe, held and maintained the Establishment Principle." M'Crie goes on to give extracts from THE CONFESSION OF HELVETIA; THE CONFESSION OF BOHEMIA, called the CONFESSION OF THE WALDENSES; THE CONFESSION OF SAXONY; THE FRENCH CONFESSION; THE BELGIC OR DUTCH CONFESSION; THE CONFESSION OF THE ENGLISH CONGREGATION IN GENEVA; THE SCOTS CONFESSION and THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION, all proving that "these confessions harmoniously agree in declaring as with one mouth that civil authority is not limited to the secular affairs of men, and the public care and advancement of religion is a principle part of the official duty of magistrates."
A finely crafted message on biblical prophecy! A finely crafted message on prophetic interpretation. A must hear for anyone who is interested in classic Reformed thought related to the book of Revelation.
HISTORIC PROTESTANT ESCHATOLOGY! The Jesuit inspired views of Preterism and Futurism have done untold damage to the Christian testimony since these false views were first introduced to counter the classic Reformation eschatology of the Reformers, Covenanters and the Puritans. All the historic Reformation confessions and covenants were Historicist, as was the Geneva Bible. It is good to hear the classic Reformation view of Revelation (Historicism) being preached again. These sermons on Revelation are an excellent introduction to classic Reformation thought on prophecy. For more see Iain Murray's book _The Puritan Hope: Revival and the Interpretation of Prophecy_ (published by Banner of Truth), David Steele's _Notes on the Apocalypse_ (SWRB) and E.B. Elliott's _Horae Apocalypticae; or, A Commentary on the Apocalypse, Critical and Historical; Including Also An Examination of the Chief Prophecies of Daniel_ (1862, 4 volumes, SWRB). Though Elliott's _Horae Apocalypticae_ is a must read in respect to Historicism, the book is marred by its Premillennialism.
Preaching on the Classic Protestant View of Islam! A compelling look at historic Protestant views on Islam in Bible prophecy -- with application (listen to very end!). Much more on this topic at the sermonaudio blog titled "ISLAM in BIBLE PROPHECY (FREE MP3s & Books) Classic Reformation Eschatology (Historicism) On the Rise and Fall of Islam" at http://www.sermonaudio.com/new_details3.asp?ID=7780. "... when the classic historicist position is studied, the fulfillment in the case of Islam and Revelation chapter nine is seen to be so striking and well attested that 'even advocates of other approaches who are adamant in their rejection of the historicist system of interpretation have admitted the convincing nature of this particular identification'" (Steve Gregg, commenting on Rev. 9:1-6 in Revelation: Four Views, p. 176).
Great Sermon! Dear Pastor Mencarow,
Thank you and God Bless you and your Gospel and your Church! Thank you for a wonderful service and visit and lunch!
I loved the worship without instruments and your argument against holy days at the begining or this message convicts me.
Great Sermon! Finally a pastor who cares more about the praises of God than the praises of men. Preaching the word as it should be preached, with boldness and truth. Praise the Lord for Mr. Mencarow, because many others either avoid it or dilute the meaning of Evil in Isaiah 45:7. With the exception of the King James Version, you even have the modern translations out there and surprisingly the New King James Version that replaced the word Evil for Calamity meaning God's just judgment on a nation. So now after hearing this sermon with bible in hand a person with ears to hear can finally know where Evil comes from and reject those traditional responses as, it comes from the devil or the most popular "Well you know God has made man with a free will to choose bad or good." Thank you for the message.
Great Sermon! A must to hear! I pray all will have the courage to listen to this sermon. Listen in prayer, search the scriptures as the Bereans did and praise God for this truth. This sermon is needed yet has either been avoided, circumspected, attempted to explain in terms that would satisify our "perception" of God or dismissed as "God can't create evil!". I thank God that He gave the courage to Pastor Mencarow to preach this sermon with such great humility.
Knowing that God is sovereign over everything is such encouragement and comfort. During the worst of trials we can rejoice knowing this truth.
Defending Historic Reformation (Biblical) Worship The sovereignty of God in worship is a main point of this message; God's will versus man's will (or "will worship") in public worship. Are you a Arminian or Calvinist when it comes to worship? This MP3 will help you answer this question. This message also does a good job of pointing out how various elements of Roman Catholic worship have infiltrated Protestant churches in the years since the first and second Reformations. Some of the resources cited in this message, as well as much more on Reformation (Biblical) worship, including a number of free on-line Reformation books and MP3s defending historic Reformation (Biblical) worship, can be found listed "Reformation Worship, the Regulative Principle, Iconoclasm, etc.," at http://www.swrb.com/newslett/freebook/refworsh.htm.
All Christians should listen to this message. The following quote by John Calvin fits well with this sermon,
"If it be asked, then, by what things chiefly the Christian religion has a standing amongst us, and maintains its truth, it will be found that the following two not only occupy the principal place, but comprehend under them all the other parts, and consequently the whole substance of Christianity, viz., a knowledge first, of the right way to worship God; and secondly of the source from which salvation is to be sought. When these are kept out of view, though we may glory in the name of Christians, our profession is empty and vain."
- John Calvin as cited in War Against the Idols (book on sale at http://www.swrb.com/catalog/e.htm), p. 198 under "EIRE, CARLOS." Carlos Eire is citing from Calvin's On the Necessity of Reforming the Church, which is FREE ONLINE at: http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/NRC_ch00.htm.
Great Sermon! Revelations can be a difficult book to interpret correctly as it is heavily linked to Daniel chapter 7-12, in particular Daniel chapter 7 is reffering to the same beast as Revelations 13, this is also responsible for setting up the abomination that causes desolation as described here http://jesus-survival.com/Abomination-desolation.htm which essentially Revelations is reffering to.
Right On The Mark! I normally refrain from listening to sermons about the book of Revelation, because so many preachers are just far off base- but this sermon right on! I was enlightened by the historical facts presented, and made to think by the speakers' exposition. I will be listening to the entire series. The speaker is neither a preterist nor a futurist, but like myself, is a "historicist" (a mixture of both) and truly takes a logical approach that is in line with the scriptures and the facts of history and current events. A true pleasure to listen to- and he is skilled at providing "meat", yet in a manner which people at all levels can easily understand.
Great Sermon! Pastor Mencarow makes several accurate points regarding Jesus' prophecies in Matthew 24. The "signs" of the end referred to the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple and the end of the Old Covenant.