Convicting, convincing and needful. The great cry of the Reformation is 'Sola Sriptura'-the authority of the Holy Scriptures alone, whilst the cry of Rome is 'sola ecclesia' the only authority is the church.
Imagine a pagan chief in an undiscovered jungle tribe finding a copy of an old missinonary's Bible translated in his own tongue and reading of Christ as his only hope. Without the aid of Bishop or Priest God by His Sovereign power convicts this chief of sinners to the saving of his soul. The sinner now rejoices forever in Christ and in Sola Scriptura and then in the Holy Spirit guidence into all the doctrines of Sovereign grace. He next begins to preach and others are convicted and saved-the first church in this jungle area. One Bishop saintgood then appears from far away christendom and states that ChristMASS is a time to commemorate the birth of our Lord and Saviour. Pastor Reformed Pagan: Where is it commanded to celebrate the birth of Christ in the pages of my Holy Bible and on December 25th? Bishop: It has been the tradition of some Protestant churches to celebrate Christmass...etc.
What would you say to the converted pagan who was converted according to 'Sola Scriptura'? On your answer hangs the sole authority of the first church of this jungle...is it the authority of Scriptura or Ecclesia?
Great Sermon! The Papal Anti-christ building bridges with the world religions in a common unity of hatred against the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and against all Bible believing Christians. Ralph Ovadal and David Carson give a timely and needful warning, whilst not afraid to expose the heresy of such a two faced hypocrite as Billy Graham-the revered mini-pope like figure of neo-evangelicalism. I read a comment in an evangelical paper last week that Billy Graham is the greatest preacher since the apostle Paul. The same Graham who said in aa article about the Pope in 1980, praising the Pope as a â€śbridge builderâ€ť: â€śPope John Paul II has emerged as the greatest religious leader of the modern world, and one of the greatest moral and spiritual leaders of the centuryâ€ť (Saturday Evening Post, Jan.-Feb. 1980).
Rev Paisley has always been spot on:
HEADS UP America !Must hear ! Fascist ideology drives the supposed 'hate crimes' laws to persecute Christians who lovingly, peacefully share the gospel.Ovadal and his guests clearly warn the church to wake up to this threat to our freedom to preach the good news, before we LOSE it through apathy and inattention.
Christians Arrests in the USA? Is this Iraq? Well brother, I heard this report this morning. I have written in support of brother Macavage before. Here in the United Kingdom we had a brother, street preaching, who was assaulted and pushed to the ground by a group of about 40 sodomites in a town called Bournemouth - yet this elderly man was the one arrested by the Police and charged and fined in Magistrates Courts. This weekend we have a commemoration day in Bournemouth for this dear brother who passed away three months after the court case. Lay men and ministers alike are coming from different parts of the country to preach in Bournemouth and to raise the banner of Christ.
Please pass on the greetings of Christian Watch (United Kingdom) to brother Marcavage.
An Excellent Message..! Everyone should hear this great message!
Sad to say, There are many so called "christians" today
who already "have their reward"...etc.
Hath not God chosen the poor in this world and made them "rich in faith"...?
Woe unto them who bow down to the
"image of Gold" so that they will not be cast
into the "furnace of adversity and the fires of affliction"..etc.
Peter said.."Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have, give I thee"...etc.
Encouraging sermon Stand firm even when you see no one believing the Bible around you, brothers and sisters! Samuel was a man who believe in God's word to the end and this sermon talks about his good example being loyal to God according to His word.
Great Sermon! Once again, a sermon given straight from the word of God without mincing the words. The danger is extremely great and here in the United Kingdom we had a sodomite march in London called a "Gay Festival" attended by the Mayor of London and with sodomite police actually marching.
This flagrant assault on God's law and indeed natural law will not go unpunished either in the USA, the UK or any country that exalts this vile lifestyle.
The false church that accepts this lifetsyle is advancing just as rapidly as the false church that accepts Roman Catholics as being Christian.
The late Bishop JC Ryle once wrote a tract on the True Church and in it he spoke of the True Church as being 'one or two here, or two or three there@. This is truly the situation today in the Vanity Fair of the West.
A well needed expose This sermon was excellent in exposing the NIV for what it is really worth. It is an evil book with much Gnostic influence on Roman Catholic manuscripts. Pastor Ralph wants to know when Christians will wake up. I do not believe they will ever wake up since modern Christiansity has been lulled to sleep by the theologians and their ungodly tanpering with God's Word. Since I went to the KJB in 1986, I have had more power in my ministry and stability in doctrinal beliefs. False versions cause wavering faith and distrust in the Word of God. This is why so many Christians and churches are confused resulting in serious spiritual weaknesses. The NIV along with the other modern versions are cursed books and God will not bless sin. Christians wake up and realize the apostasy is not only on TBN but is under your arms and in your church's pulpit.
Great Sermon! I attend two congregations one of the leaders inferred that those who did not go and see the movie did not love Jesus. Being a student of Biblical languages I would be interested in hearing how close aramaic is to hebrew but have absolutly no interest to " crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh". I have not seen in either congregation an increase in believers coming to faith as a result of the movie. Constantinian (RCC and Eastern Orthodox) religion efforts always plant pagan seeds...a point that seems to escape some.
Deacon-Christian Church Greetings from Bulgaria.Greeting in the name Jesus.Let God bless you.My address is Rumen Valkov ,13 Hristo Botev, street
Straldja 8680 Bulgaria.
in Christ Jesus.
Unscriptural Film Hello
First of all, I don't need to see the film .... I'm reading the book :-)
The film changes the Word of God into a lie. Churches in the UK purchased THOUSANDS of cinema tickets, in order to attract people to Christianity. How can they base their efforts on such an inaccurate film?
Apostacy has reached a new level :-( Mel Gibson is a multi-millionaire Christian ... that's a contradiction in itself!
Pagan movies I'm thankful for people like Pastor Ovadal who speaks out for right when so many are so wrong. I have not seen the Passion, nor am I going to see it. I've had people tell me that I can't evaluate the film without seeing it. But I don't need to steal a car to know that auto theft is bad. A movie about Jesus written, produced and directed by a pagan worshiper is a bad thing. Same reason I've not seen any of the Rings movies, Tolkien was a devout pagan also. We Christians have to draw the line somewhere! We can't fill our minds with paganism and expect to serve God to the best of our ability.
Preach on brother! I praise the Lord for truth tellers
in this day of dumb dogs that cannot
bark. May we pick up the old Book
(the Authorized King James) and
speak the truth in the midst of an
evil, rebellious, and lawless
generation. The lawless need God's
law and we true Christians are the
ones who have it. May we go to the
prayer closet to fetch that holy
fire to keep us lit up and anointed
with the power of the Holy Ghost.
Let us fast and pray, for certain
kinds goeth not out but by fasting
and prayer. Let us run well.
God speed as you run on in Jesus'
Great Sermon! I don't see why anyone Christian or otherwise would want to see such a sick & voilent portrayal about how man physically killed G_D. I feel that even Jesus himself would not have liked this movie to be made or shown. Thus the being struck by lightning of the actor while making this film should have been more than a hint for them. We as human beings/the human race should oppose violence in every way, shape & form. It is also very disturbing that they have & are showing this film to children under the age of 17. It should have been given an NC-17 rating but of course the profiteers chose otherwise. Christ is the prince of peace and there is nothing good or peaceful about the Passion. How much of the millions upon millions of dollars of his profit will Gib$0n give to the poor, needy & hungry of this world? Probably not much. Thank you for your sermon & efforts Pastor. In Jesus name...
Ungodly Passion for The Passion It is sometimes difficult to remember why some of us take the particular stances that we take in relation to the Word of God. Especially when we look in the paper and see how many $$$ the
"Passion" has already amassed. I am alarmed, but no shocked at the many well-known leaders in Christianity who are promoting A MOVIE to be as instructional as the The Word of God. These are indeed the last days, and unfortunately, entire local Church bodies (those with itching ears to hear)will be led by false Prophets and misguided Apostles, and given over to reprobate minds. I pray for our nation, and for those who will be saved. Thank you for your most timely message to the body.
Great Sermon! I went to the movie after the urging of leading Christian people. I am a former Roman Catholic. I was very uncomfortable with all the Catholic dogma being promoted. After hearing your message I now understand these feelings. Thank you for your message.
Great Sermon! Thank you Pastor Ovadal for your uncompromising sermon and for your desire to speak forth God's truth! I have friends who think I am foolish to oppose this movie! They say "look at the good that will come of it." May the Lord raise up more Godly, courageous Pastors like you!
Great Sermon! God help us... Apathy is everywhere...and the sheep have No Shepherds......The shepherds are gatekeepers for the one world religion wolf in Rome.....Thanks Pastor Ralph for speaking Truth in a very Dark time.