An Excellent Address Having once taken the Baptist view of the covenant, can I encourage those who still do to prayerfully listen to this address. The Scriptures clearly teach and warn against covenant breaking, both in the Old Testament and in the New - else how are we to understand the breaking off of the branches on the vine in John 15 and of the olive tree in Romans 11? Hebrews chapter 4 warns the New testament church of the same sin committed under the Old, namely that they should not 'fall after the same example of unbelief.' The unity of the Scriptures of truth are so gloriously set forth with this view and God's glory shines here. 'Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.' Psalm 90:16
Light shed on dark topic! This is yet another excellent sermon by Rev. Silversides. The DaVinci Code is such a popular book that Christians must take notice of it's blatant heretical teachings. Despite it's being a novel, many are taking it for a fact based adventure story! Rev. Silversides clears up the fog surrounding such issues and applies the light of Scripture to enable the listener to make sound biblical life decisions. Thank you again Rev. Silversides!
Interesting and Fair This is a worthwhile and fair look at both sides of C.S. Lewis. People interested in Lewis ought to give this sermon a listen. As a Christian author, Lewis has brilliant moments and also places where he simply doesn't seem to understand the faith he is defending. One good example is total depravity: it's not just that he doesn't believe it, he seems to fundamentally misunderstand it. The speaker here doesn't get into Lewis' Platonic background and now it informed his Arminianistic views, which is probably just as well! But Platonism is a big influence on Lewis, and the reader who is unfamiliar with Plato and can't see through that will be led down some dead-ends. Lewis knew a lot about classical philosophy, but never seemed to study theology in any detail (that I can find any trace of).
Preaching with Integrity Nothing so undermines our relationship to God's Word as avoiding those issues that confront contemporary culture. For many years, I have been saddened by the willingness of many otherwise good commentators to abandon sound hermeneutics when dealing with I Cor.11:2-16, adopting instead the policy of liberalism, and consigning the whole thing to the waste-basket of ancient cultural norms that have no present relevance. These men, by their lack of courage, have torn down the defense designed to keep God's order in the Church, and have instead laid out the welcome mat to pagan feminism.
Brother Silversides gives us a fine, orthodox exposition, and I thank him from the bottom of my heart, because the ramifications of dealing honestly with this passage are very wide indeed.
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A must-download sermon! Silversides notes in this sermon:
"How are you going to have people living right when they're embracing false doctrine? Bad theology corrupts good morals. Bad doctrine, bad living ..."
He said even some Christians "haven't had preached to them the doctrine of imputed righteousness, of a perfect standing with God, that can even motivate them to live better."
Therefore, he states, "hear the great truth of justification" and you will, too, if you listen to this full mesage! Thank you so much Rev. Silversides for preaching and posting this much-needed sermon, preached in love and truth!!!
Great Sermon! A wonderfully clear, no-nonsense exposition of this much disputed passage of Scripture. Headcovering in congregational worship is here shown to be a permanent ordinance relating to the creation order and male headship. Let him that runs read it!
Another much needed address This is a very convincing address showing that the Church did not start in the New Testament. With all the Dispensational teaching about today this is a very welcome Biblical response, showing that God has always saved sinners in Christ and gathered them into His body THE CHURCH!
Most helpful address! This address lays out all the main principles for parenthood, showing particularly who is responsible for educating children. Rearing children is part of kingdom work, what an encouragement in our wicked day! All discouraged parents here is an address that will stir you up to this most glorious work!
Much needed Sermon! Oh,If only most of the men who stand in pulpits each Sabbath, listened and learned from this sermon there would be much less of the nonesence that is offered to gulible congregations each week as Biblical exposition. Particularily men like Rod Bell who uses scripture in a most dreadful manner. When the Biblical methods of interpretation and substituted for quessword any heresy can be taught with the statement "The Blble says". This sermon sets out Biblical rules of interpretation showing ministers how to be faithful to Scripture and so not be found among those who tell a lie in the name of the LORD. Proper handling of Scripture would unite God's true people around the truth as it is in Jesus. Listen to this sermon and learn how to identify false prophets.
Great Sermon! An excellent biblical sermon dealing with the devastation in Southeast Asia. Pastor Silversides touches on each important topic, with brevity, yet with the depth of Scriptural truth as well. He deals with our own sins as nations and brings home the great truth that we all deserve just such a judgment from God! May He have mercy on our land!
Great Lecture! the reference for the quotation comes originally from:(before quoted)
(The Acts Of The
Generall Assemblies Of The Church Of Scotland [1638-1649 inclusive], 4 June
1644, Session 7, "The Letter from the Synod of Divines in the Kirk of England, tothe General Assembly", SWRB reprint, 1997, pp. 231, 232. The original spelling and punctuation have been retained, emphases added).
Great Lecture! Thougn not particularly highlighted in this lecture. It is also important to note the United States and Canada are also bound by this covenant.
(From the Covenanted Reformation Defended by Greg Barrow)
a. Note who the "all posterity" (as mentioned in the Solemn League and Covenant)includes in a letter written by the Westminster Assembly and sent to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (1644):
"Those Winds which for a while do trouble the Aire, do withall purge and refine it: And our trust is that through the most wise Providence and blessing of God, the Truth by our so long continued agitations, will be better cleared among us, and so our service will prove more acceptable to all the Churches of Christ, but more
especially to you, while we have an intentive eye to our peculiar Protestation, and to that public Sacred Covenant [i.e. the Solemn League and Covenant - GLP]
entered into by both the Kingdomes [Ireland is not formally omitted here, but is omitted only because this English Assembly is addressing the Scottish General Assembly - GLP], for Uniformity in all his Majesties Dominions"
'God that cannot lie' I had read on in Calvin and have no problem with the section you quote. I do have a problem with what you say, Sean. The difference between the two is: 1. Calvin explains anthrpomorphisms, you explain them away. 2. Calvin shows anthropomorphisms to be saying, in human terms, something that is true of God; you treat them as displaying something that is not true-"appears...God is showing compassion" (Sean 31/10/04), "appears as a presentation of mercy for all"(Sean 5/11/04). When Calvin used the words "compassion" and "kindness"(see DS 30/10/04), he is not speaking of a mere pretence of these, but of real Divine kindness etc. albeit sometimes expressed in the terminology of human kindness. Would you be happy if a pretended free offer is preached but not a real one? I appeal to you, Sean, to draw back from attributing falsehood to God. (Titus 1:2, Heb 6:18). The term "will of God" is used in two senses: 1. That which God has decreed to happen (always fulfilled; Dan 4:35, Eph 1:11, Rom 9:19, James 4:15). 2. That which God commands (not always fulfilled; Mat 7:21,12:50, Luke 12:47, John 7:17). See Calvin on Joel 2:11. On Mat 23:37, note 'ye' in 'ye would not' is plural and relates to the children (pl), not Jerusalem (sing) or 'thy' (sing). AV older pronouns usefully reflect the Greek.