Great Sermon! Dr. Morecraft,
Thanks for the word on this passage. I liked your sermon a lot and agree with you. Pro Rege!
One thing to clarify is that Mt Zion was not the location of the temple, rather Mt Moriah was:
2 Chronicles 3:1 - ‚ÄúThen Solomon began to build the house of the LORD in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the LORD had appeared to his father David, at the place that David had prepared on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.‚ÄĚ
2 Chronicles 5:2 - ‚ÄúThen Solomon assembled to Jerusalem the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the leaders of the fathers‚Äô households of the sons of Israel, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion.‚ÄĚ
You may find this article informative on Mt Zion vs Mt Moriah:
Great Sermon! Illuminating and inspiring! It is so good to remember former times when God was doing such mighty work; and to hope for the better times that will surely come when the petty tyrants of our day are gone, and the kingdoms of this world have become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ!
May we honor these men by following their example of devotion and self-sacrifice!
Thank you, Pastor Morecraft.
Tremendous An erudite and edifying examination of the 1st question of the Westminster Larger Catechism.
If you are interested in serving God, listen and learn.
This is typical Joe Morecraft. He is a tremendous asset and blessing to the Elect of God.
Great Sermon! Wonderful sermon! Anybody who wants to truly understand Revelation needs to slow down and consider the principles of interpretation at the very beginning of the book. Dr. Morecraft hits the nail right on the head in this sermon. If you want help understanding how to read this great book at the end of the Bible, don't hesitate listening to this excellent sermon.
Useful study. This was an interesting and useful study. It depicts Calvin as having the heart of a pastor and a fighter for the true Gospel. Praise the Lord: He can touch even the hearts of people of high position in society!
Interesting Please allow me to comment. The liberal does not believe that the authority of the State comes from itself. Most modern liberals and leftists are disciples of Rousseau, who like Locke believed in the Social Contract. Rousseau had a mythic belief in "the people" while Locke was more individualistic, but both opposed the Fascist idea of the State vested in itself (Hobbes). I appreciate Pastor Morecraft's right to an opinion, but he should not misrepresent his opposition.
Also, I do not believe Romans 13 necessarily dealt with righteous authority only, but that is a complex subject with many nuances. Tyrants are not Civil Magistrates in any legitimate sense, as we will both agree.