Really enjoyed the interaction with Pastor Andy There seems to be growing bitterness in the divide between Calvinists and Arminians in the SBC, and it seems mostly one sided. That's good, the more attention this gets, the more Baptists are drawn to the truth of God's Grace!
I think you're missing Peter's end game Sir, I think you are missing the point of the passage that Peter is using as a source. In Isaiah 66 (65-66 establishes the New Heaven and New Earth envisioned innscripture) we see a scene where God is punishing the idol worshipping apostate members of Israel. He does so by drawing "all nations" to a climactic battle. When it's over, a new Heaven and new earth has been created. In it, people head out to the farthest reaches of the world to evangelize people who have never heard of God and didn't know the great battle took place. Clearly, in the New Heaven and New Earth behind the language of 2nd Peter 3 we still see death, sin, and successful evangelism.
Great Sermon! But you cant and will not come unless the Father brings you to Christ.
37 All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.
You cant just preach on verse 37.. Context in king.
44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.
65 And He said, â€śTherefore I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father.â€ť
You saying God does not choose people for hell but Judas was..
Judas was a Rom 9:22
12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
Great Sermon! Good discussion. I have always found it fascinating why people attend liberal churches since they are asking people to devote their time to an organization that thinks their basic book of teaching is largely myth. If they want to take care of the needs of others, why not just join a charity organization? Also, it would be good to know if that study ever considered the growth of conservative evangelical churches to be due primarily to conversions or hungry saints coming home to them from megachurches with shallow teaching. Also, to answer your question on organs - a pipe organ for a medium-sized church will set you back about half a million dollars but the technology out there is so good right now you can get a very authentic sounding electronic organ for about $50-80k. I am an organist myself and I would love for more truly evangelical churches to return to this grand instrument for hymn singing.
Great Sermon! Like Pastor Sean said: Those days are over. I worked with Jewish people and Holocaust survivors, there was a story of 2 young kids who entered the prison camp pretty late in the persecution. And they were treated badly by senior prisoners, because while these newbies (to prison) were going out to see movies, and dancing, the senior prisoners were living out an earthly hell, and they were angry.
Supreme Court and Roe v Wade Jeremy, I'm not sure that's a valid reason. 1) Consider the moral character of Trump. Can he be trusted? He hasn't always been pro-life.
2) There's a great chance that Republicans lose the senate. If so no democrat senate is going validate a judge conservative enough to overturn roe v wade. Even if it is a republican senate democrats aren't going down without fight. Especially after republicans stonewalled Obamas nominee.
With that in mind is it wise to compromise so much to vote Trump?
the saving boat analogy is not a good one Many people have pointed this out all along: Evangelicals have put too much hope in politicians to save America, the reality is, politicians are not the saving boat, they are merely one of the products of the culture.
I don't know how well it goes when
Christians bring up the topic of morality. Non believers may ask: if Trump is good enough to be president in your sight, why doing some drug or porn is so bad?
Let's be pragmatic, if people accept a candidate this low, I won't be surprised next time the candidate is going to be lower. It's just like government spending, this years overspending becomes next year's baseline.
I can see it has been a real struggle for you, pastor Sean. One positive thing with Trump is, it clarifies a little bit.
Great Sermon! Would it not be worth a trump vote just to reverse roe Vs. Wade the child sacrifice in this country is outrageous are we in this country "beyond remedy" God always raises up prophets before poring out his wrath sodoms SIn wasn't sexual immorality it was pride so how proud to be an American are we. Can a Christ followers pledge allegiance to a flag that waves over a country that sacrifices their children to Baal
A Missing Point How remiss of me not to mention that some of the devil's kiddies are self-proclaimed Christians a.k.a. wool-wearing wolves. Beware, my brothers and sisters, of these vicious ones! They are bloodthirsty, and inflict the most damage on us. The devil, even though he hates humans, probably has a soft spot for these children.
HOLDING THE HAND OF THE WICKED BECAUSE OF FEAR? There is a mantra that I continually hear, â€śWe're not voting for a pastor.â€ť
Do we professing Christians not understand that the evil one (Satan) has some children that say they are conservatives and some children that say they are liberalsâ€”not to mention that there are some that call themselves moderates, democrats, republicans, libertarians, green, and whatever else?
Are we compromising with one of his kids because we are afraid of what his other kid will do? Their daddy doesn't care who wins as long as his conservative/ liberal wicked scheme is in place.
Thanks, Bro. Sean, et al., for sharing the article and your inputs.
Scripture reference I have been thinking about this for a long time and agree with joey that I will not be able to vote either way. A friend of mine pointed out 2 Timothy 3:1-5 as a very good reference for the believer. Keep up the work brothers and I appreciate what you do.
The Elect One of your staff members(forget who) made a comment about during the time of Martin Luther the per centages were probably the same. This made me pause for a moment, he is probably right. It is no different today, then it was in Jesus's time, Paul's or pick any era in the last 2000 plus yrs or during the Old Testament era. My point is this if you are one of the elect God will reveal himself to you and give you the truth. To some more than others, but He will give all (elect) the basics for salvation. Not all that are saved get the same measure of the Holy Spirit.
Everyone who professes Christ, does not possess Christ. Matt 7: 13-14 and 21-23.
Lack of Biblical Understanding I read this article in detail on Dr. Al Mohler's web site, The Briefing. I came to this conclusion, professing Christians, do not have a clue. 75-90 % of their answers were in direct conflict with sound Biblical doctrine. Evidently Churches do teach the providence and the sovereignty of an Almighty God. And one thing is for sure they don't teach the doctrines of sovereign grace, because if they did their answers would be totally different.