What a Title! I can't even imagine a pastor in our day picking this title for a sermon. I think an appropriate sub-title would be God Gives Riches to Reprobates in His Wrath. After reading 5 of these sermons this week, Edwards has laid my pride where it belongs, in the dust. Thomas - the narrator.
Blessed are the poor in spirit... Blessed are the poor in spirit...
A much needed disposition among us all. Those who seek to promote pride and to promote the works of men are of the wrong spirit and need to come to understand their proper place before God. To God alone be glory in all things.
Nearly a Prophecy In reading this sermon, a number of thoughts went through my mind. This was preached 275 years ago, what would have went through the mind of Jonathan Edwards if he was to witness the health and prosperity gospel, the rejection of Lordship salvation, and the carnal Christian teachings of our day. If the sermon was applicable in the 1730's, where does that leave us now? TMS - the narrator.
Great Sermon! What a timely sermon for this time. For we have truly wondered away from the God of the Bible, we have been honoring that which is not holy, may we return to Him who indeed is the Author and finisher of our faith.
Great Sermon! Yes great sermon, we need more of these preached today on this subject. Pastors we won't hate hate you or leave if you speak against sin. Warn us, teach us how to stop sinning. Warn us against the false christianity that allows carnality, living like the world, loving the world, seeking pleasures and enjoyments in this world instead of giving up our lives and devoting our time to be ambassadors for the kingdom.
Great Sermon! Thank you for the back up. Anybody telling Christian to do the opposite of what the Lord Jesus told them to do and hounding one or more to break the law or defy God is talking like Satan. It is one of the devils game 24/7! Defiance of God's law or the law of the land will suffer the consequences.
The Fate of Spira Speculation about the end of Spira vastly differs. Is J.Calvin right when he wrote, "In order that God may remove brutish insensibility, he sometimes exhibits such prodigies to compel us to feel, even while we continue to sleep." Or was William Perkins (1558‚Äď1602) correct who wrote, "Oft it will fall out that the conscience of God's child shall be so exceedingly tormented in temptation, that he shall cry out, he is forsaken of God, and shall be damned; when as indeed he still remains the dear child of God." The narrative of Spire is quoted in Bunyan's Grace Abounding...Man knows the beginning of sin, but who bounds the issues thereof. Is there another explanation, To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.1Cor.5:5.This extended history may assist you to come to your own conclusion - TMS - the narrator
Great Sermon! As a child I was raised in the cult of Rome. We were taught Luther, Calvin,and Tyndall were false teachers. They were burning in hell. This was because they left God's one true Catholic church. Now that I am able to hear and read their words. I see who the real false teachers were and still are. Thank You 4evr your Bro in Christ. SMC