Pt 2-You think you've heard it all? Think again! Pt 2-
If youâ€™re still saying, â€śThat makes God unjust; That's unfair; That's not the God of the Bible; My God would never do that; That would mean God is evilâ€ť etc. Then you are forsaking Godâ€™s Word and suppressing the truth in unrighteousness, for you are thinking that God is altogether like you. And it is no light matter, but wickedness!
The cry from most church pews across the land is, â€śProphesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceitsâ€ť! [Isa. 30:10]. And sadly even the majority of those who claimed to be â€śReformedâ€ť are reformed in name only. They preach a God who is foreign to the Scriptures. The Day cometh when God shall tell them what He told Jobâ€™s counselors, i.e. â€śMy wrath is kindled against thee, and against
thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of Me the thing that is rightâ€ť! Until then let us praise God for men like Pastor Mencarow who are contending for the Faith and telling the truth like it is.
I exhort those of you who are reading this comment to listen to the other
sermons in this series for there is much in them to profit your soul.
Pt 1-You think you've heard it all? Think again! The Queen of Sheba had heard of the fame and wisdom of Solomon, but when she came and saw it for herself she exclaimed, â€śBehold, the half was not told me!â€ť
You think youâ€™ve heard it all? Think again! Especially those of you who rejoice in the truth of Godâ€™s sovereignty and take pride in
being a â€śCalvinist.â€ť Hereâ€™s a sermon that brings to light and expounds
all those â€śdifficultâ€ť and â€ścontroversialâ€ť scriptures about Godâ€™s
Absolute Sovereignty which many a so called Calvinist[with a concern for
Godâ€™s reputation] has explained away. Almost all the verses which show
God to be the Absolute sovereign, not just over the â€śgoodâ€ť but even over
the â€śevilâ€ť[not â€ścalamityâ€ť(sic)]Pastor Mencarow masterfully sets forth
In everything we are to give thanks. This includes good and evil. This concept is foreign to many because the nature of man gravitates toward likening God to man. God reproves the wicked saying, â€śthou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself!â€ť[Psa.
50:21] But God is not a man! [Num. 23:19]
Continued in pt. 2 below.
The Rage Of Antichrist Revealed! A powerful message, with much forgotten history. "And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth" (Hebrews 11:37-38).
Putting It Together Isolated incidents in themselves often do not bring attention. When they happen multiple times, it calls for us to pay attention and take a stand. God gives us that opportunity, use it.
Great Sermon! What perfect timing! I am having Jehovah's witnesses trying to convert me. I am trying to convert them. The 144,000 as you explained it taught me how to defend my stand. Thank you so much for this great sermon. Peace to you!
Great Message Part of the sermon relates the story of the Scottish Covenanter......
"Richard Cameron (Covenanter) being among the slain, his head and hands were cut off, and carried to Edinburgh, along with the prisoners, among whom was the celebrated Mr Hackstoun of Rathillet. It happened that the father of Cameron was at this time in prison for non-conformity. The head was shown to the old man, with the question, "Did he know to whom it had belonged." He seized the bloody relics with the eagerness of parental affection, and, kissing them fervently, exclaimed, "I know, I know them; they are my son's, my own dear son's: it is the Lord; good is the will of the Lord, who cannot wrong me or mine, but has made goodness and mercy to follow us all our days.""
Now that is a Christian Witness! God be praised.
Hear The Martyrs Testimony! Be sure to listen to the very end. Very moving. "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death" (Revelation 12:11).
An Important Message On Biblical Worship! This sermon contains faithful teaching on biblical worship. It also exposes numerous forms of corruption in worship and the principles used to justify corrupt innovations in worship. These corrupt principles are according to man's will (i.e., Arminianism in worship) and not according God's will (Calvinism in worship). "But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men" (Matthew 15:9). Do you worship according to the commandments of men or the commandments of God? This sermon will help you to determine the answer to this question in the same way the best Reformers, Puritans, and Covenanters, determined the answer. Remember the Lord Jesus Christ said: "If ye love me, keep my commandments" (John 14:5). Also: "He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination" (Proverbs 28:9).
The Reformation of Civil Government! Good to hear the classic Reformation views expounded here! "Dr. M'Crie in his STATEMENT OF THE DIFFERENCE, shows that all the Confessions of the Protestant and Presbyterian Churches of the Reformation, both in Britain and on the Continent of Europe, held and maintained the Establishment Principle." M'Crie goes on to give extracts from THE CONFESSION OF HELVETIA; THE CONFESSION OF BOHEMIA, called the CONFESSION OF THE WALDENSES; THE CONFESSION OF SAXONY; THE FRENCH CONFESSION; THE BELGIC OR DUTCH CONFESSION; THE CONFESSION OF THE ENGLISH CONGREGATION IN GENEVA; THE SCOTS CONFESSION and THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION, all proving that "these confessions harmoniously agree in declaring as with one mouth that civil authority is not limited to the secular affairs of men, and the public care and advancement of religion is a principle part of the official duty of magistrates."
A finely crafted message on biblical prophecy! A finely crafted message on prophetic interpretation. A must hear for anyone who is interested in classic Reformed thought related to the book of Revelation.
HISTORIC PROTESTANT ESCHATOLOGY! The Jesuit inspired views of Preterism and Futurism have done untold damage to the Christian testimony since these false views were first introduced to counter the classic Reformation eschatology of the Reformers, Covenanters and the Puritans. All the historic Reformation confessions and covenants were Historicist, as was the Geneva Bible. It is good to hear the classic Reformation view of Revelation (Historicism) being preached again. These sermons on Revelation are an excellent introduction to classic Reformation thought on prophecy. For more see Iain Murray's book _The Puritan Hope: Revival and the Interpretation of Prophecy_ (published by Banner of Truth), David Steele's _Notes on the Apocalypse_ (SWRB) and E.B. Elliott's _Horae Apocalypticae; or, A Commentary on the Apocalypse, Critical and Historical; Including Also An Examination of the Chief Prophecies of Daniel_ (1862, 4 volumes, SWRB). Though Elliott's _Horae Apocalypticae_ is a must read in respect to Historicism, the book is marred by its Premillennialism.
Preaching on the Classic Protestant View of Islam! A compelling look at historic Protestant views on Islam in Bible prophecy -- with application (listen to very end!). Much more on this topic at the sermonaudio blog titled "ISLAM in BIBLE PROPHECY (FREE MP3s & Books) Classic Reformation Eschatology (Historicism) On the Rise and Fall of Islam" at http://www.sermonaudio.com/new_details3.asp?ID=7780. "... when the classic historicist position is studied, the fulfillment in the case of Islam and Revelation chapter nine is seen to be so striking and well attested that 'even advocates of other approaches who are adamant in their rejection of the historicist system of interpretation have admitted the convincing nature of this particular identification'" (Steve Gregg, commenting on Rev. 9:1-6 in Revelation: Four Views, p. 176).
Great Sermon! Dear Pastor Mencarow,
Thank you and God Bless you and your Gospel and your Church! Thank you for a wonderful service and visit and lunch!
I loved the worship without instruments and your argument against holy days at the begining or this message convicts me.
Great Sermon! Finally a pastor who cares more about the praises of God than the praises of men. Preaching the word as it should be preached, with boldness and truth. Praise the Lord for Mr. Mencarow, because many others either avoid it or dilute the meaning of Evil in Isaiah 45:7. With the exception of the King James Version, you even have the modern translations out there and surprisingly the New King James Version that replaced the word Evil for Calamity meaning God's just judgment on a nation. So now after hearing this sermon with bible in hand a person with ears to hear can finally know where Evil comes from and reject those traditional responses as, it comes from the devil or the most popular "Well you know God has made man with a free will to choose bad or good." Thank you for the message.