Great Sermon! Though technically we have become aliens and strangers in our home country I think we have an obligation to speak as God's prophets to our nation. We should warn it of the consequences of not only suppressing the truth in unrighteousness here but exporting and teaching the whole world to learn and practice unrighteousness. It would be one thing if the U.S. was poor and isolated but we have the finances, intellect, power, and policy to persuade by financial incentives or by force the governments of the world to do and teach good to their people or do and teach evil. I read about Elijah, Elisha and many other prophets constantly bumping heads with kings like Ahab and Jeroboam in Israel. I see wicked Nineveh repenting at the preaching of Jonah. I see King Jehoash doing right in the sight of the Lord because of the godly influence of Jehoiada the priest. Paul and his fellow missionaries always trying to persuade the NATION of Israel to repent and come to God in every place they found them. To paraphrase MLK we should be the moral consciousness of our nation. Are we not God's watchmen? Do you want this modern day Babylon the Great to keep offering her abominable cup of wickedness to the world? How will the unsaved hear without a preacher that does not preach to them?
Great Sermon! My husband and I have been looking for a new church home. I was hearing what was being said about the ipod, facebook and etc....My recent experience with these electronic gizmos involved a church we had on our "shopping" list. The pastors wife, during the sermon continuously kept picking up her electronic gizmo which was big enough to see the icons. I found this very distracting as she used her touch screen with some sort of determination. I couldn't even tell you what the message was about. I wondered if this also distracted anyone else. I am all for carrying the Bible and letting electronic gizmos home. Your message was excellent and had lots of useful points. Please prayer for my husband and I that we will find a church home....I need church to recharge me for the upcoming week!
Great Sermon! Read Michael Rydelnick book on the Arab Israel Conflict. It gives details that most people are not aware of. It shows the presence of Jewish people in the Land after the destruction of the Temple in 70 A.D.
Natural or Spiritual? Natural (Saul of Tarsus) or Spiritual (Paul)? Whenever the natural speaks against the truths of the Spirit of God, he speaks against Christ Himself. Recommd give an ear to yes, Charles Spurgeon's "Natural or Spiritual" on Sermon Audio.
Revealing they did a good job in being an illustration and helping Carl Trueman prove his point, I was somewhat surprised they didn't understand that a catechism is not a substitute for scripture but rather a systematic compilation of scripture as a means to aid memory and teach.
so nice to see a pastor who is awake I've been covering this topic almost 12 yrs. There's a group called b4uact.org who have re labeled themselves minor attracted persons and they are here in America and they are using the Homosexual. Play book and saying at least 10 percent of the population are born that way pediphiles. I'm a therapist that got run out of the field because I couldn't bow to the state telling me I couldn't help homosexuals. And soon therapists will be told they can't help pedophiles who want help. It's time pastors took some moral leadership as well as spiritual leadership... How come this podcast has so few interested. .. That itself speaks volumes.
Alarming, if true. My experience on youtube is that unbelievers are full of hate and vicious profanity; believers tend to be relatively courteous, misguided more often than not, but rarely vile. Consider Genesis 6:5. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.
But Why? Why did this grieve God? If man is not responsible for his actions because he has a sin nature causing him to sin, why would God be grieved? Wickedness is precisely what one should expect. But if in fact man does not have a sin nature but is entirely responsible for his actions through free the passage begins to make sense.
The false doctrine of the sin nature is absolutely pagan and it is deadly teaching. If you tell people they have a sin nature they will behave as if they have a sin nature. True the Church needs to repent. They need to repent of these false doctrines and fallacies that make no sense when you compare them to the Bible, so that man can be brought to true repentance when he faces without pretext or excuse his own sin for what it really is, TRANSGRESSION OF THE LAW, rather than some mythical disease he is born with.
Christians???? Not a chace!! I have to say that this behavior is not from God fearing christians.... God knows the thoughts and hearts of all men/women....Sermonaudio has been very careful of what is commented as well as the Preachers and sermons they will allow. This woman or anyone for that matter that has been hurt by these evil statements does not deserve these diabolical words and thoughts from so- called christians or non- christians..... Most unbelievers would not wish or hope these statements on anyone......God does not let any breaking of His Law go unpunished. He is a Just and HOLY God..... If there is no true repentence and evidence thereof, they shall die in their sins. They already have their reward.... :(
Great Sermon! Its hard to know how to approach this. In days gone by there wasn't such a wide variety of "Christians" on the planet. There are true believers and all others. I think the "all others" are probably a vast majority of all "Christians" on the planet today. So what true believers end up having to do is defend themselves for the actions of "all others". And it is a big problem. True believers need to really work hard to draw that line between themselves and all others so the world can see that there really really really is a difference. Right now the world can't seem to see it.
Must talk about this! I have a friend that is a counselor and counsels many men with sexual addictions. He has told me that in almost every case of porn addiction it will eventually lead to homosexuality or bisexualism or pedophilia. Let me repeat almost ALWAYS. So as we as a society continue down this road of immoral behavior these perversions will become more and more prevalant. And what does the LBGT community do with that fact? Because most of these individuals were strait as an arrow before falling prey to the porn addiction. Kind of blows a hole in the "born with it" argument.
Great Sermon! I agree that this is topic is a slippery slope indeed, and perhaps inclining into a cliffhanger...... God is perfect and not only would he make someone of this kind.He can't. All of the human race is born into sin, cause we live in a fallen world. I was an alcholic/drug addict, lived like the world,etc.. until 5 yrs ago at 39, I was saved. By the Grace of God,I haven't been tempted since,but I know many saved people that are still tempted to pick up a drink, but don't because they have chosen not too..... we're not sinners cause we sin. We sin. cause we're sinners..... If we don't come to Christ,and surrender our whole life to Him, we may not act on the temptation for a while, but if no salvation though the Saviour, we're fair game to Satan.. Other people can't save us, they're sinners to. And our own will power is not at all to be trusted.
Great Sermon! I think as double minded as it sounds we have two separate problems here that require us to approach this in two different ways. The first is hold government accountable for this mess in the voting booth. And the second is to flood these children with love and compassion that is required by our Christ centered outlook. Face it we are (in the big picture) going down a road that is terrible and irreversible from a leadership perspective. So in the midst of that darkness the light can shine brighter than ever. Perplexing to the max. But God is even in control of this. Great discussion.