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Great Sermon! Thanks, Alfred, for listening! This is an important and timely subject, to be sure. No, I am not amillennial. I believe the Scriptures do teach a literal 1000 year reign of Christ. It is our ecclesiology that impacts our eschatology. Ecclesiology determines your understanding of the nature of Israel and the church. If they are two different people with two different destinies (dispensationalism), then you tend to embrace a pretribulation rapture. If you believe that we are one spiritual people with a common destiny (although physical Israel does have a national destiny, as well as a spiritual one), then you become open to a post-tribulation rapture. God will force us all to agreement through historical developments.
Great Sermon! Everyone has to understand Dr. Stewart's presuppositions. If I am wrong he can correct me, Dr. Stewart is an amillenialist. A pre-trib rapture just doesn't fit their eschatology. Reformers take the Roman Catholic Church's view of eschatology. The reformers i.e. Calvin, Luther change their soteriology, but kept the RCC view of eschatology. I am pre-trib, pre-mil, Calvinist and add some dispensation theology in there. I have no problem reconciling all those positions.
Great Sermon! Dearest Marcy, I hope and pray that all is well. You may not remember me but, when I said I would love and pray form my friends forever- I meant it. I was lost but now am saved by our father by grace. I have never forgotten about you or any of my class mates from bose elementary. Know that I care and by the power of the lord I pray for us all.
Great Sermon! Thank for your time in this very sensitive matter. I just wanted to remind you of Judas Iscariot. Also, do you think God was at all in favour of what Sampson did? Because without the Lord giving him the strength he would have been able to do nothing. Again, thanks for your time.
Thank You Charles I'm so glad to hear a sermon on this topic. I need to be on guard in my mind. I didn't know anything about this pastor, but I'm glad I found out about him. Here's to you, Charles. Thank you
Great Sermon! I had believed in the pre-trib rapture all my life (I'm 70), until I started studying the end times as though I knew nothing about it. It is amazing how the Word of the Lord speaks when we actually listen to what it says without prejudice. What finally cinched this for me was Rev. 11:15-18: "And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. 16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, 17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. 18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth." The seventh angel's trumpet was the LAST Trumpet. It's great to know there are others who agree!
Faithful Exegesis. This message is simply packed full of valuable information for those interested in a study of eschatology. The subject of the "rapture" is presented systematically using faithful exegesis of the scriptures.
Good Sermon! To hear some people talk you would think suicide is the unpardonable sin, which it isn't--last time i checked. I think Stewart's sermon is on track and to say that someone who falls into abject despair couldn't possibly have been truly saved to begin with is nonsense. Did not even Elijah despair at one point and ask to die? To say that God would never allow someone to fall that far to the point of wanting & acting to take his own life would imply that God doesn't allow free will. Thank you Pastor Stewart for reminding us that God died (and rose again) for ALL our sins--past, present, and future.
Great Sermon! I really enjoyed your message. I too believed for quite some time in the pre-trib rapture of the church because that is what I was taught. However the Lord led me within the past two years to read Marvin Rosenthal's book entitled The Pre- wrath Rapture of the Church. I would encourage you to read it also as it presents a very interesting view that makes much sense. God Bless You and thanks for your message. I will be availing myself of more of your sermons.
Great Sermon! What does one do with the passage that mentions after Jesus raise from the dead "Many of the Saints which slept arose and went into the Holy city and appeared unto many." ?? Could this be a good solid indication that this was the first fruits (Bible talks about Jesus being the 1st fruits - the pre trib rapture would be the "harvest" and the tribulation saints the "gleanings") Hmmmm, something to seriously consider!!
Great Sermon! Bless you Charles,
Clear biblical truth, from one who struggles with sin in his Christian walk.Great message, should be heard by many who struggle with the sin syndrome.Satan and our flesh are constant enemies.You help much in opening up the scriptures too our enemies devices.May God bless your messages too many who struggle with sin and satan.Bless you brother.