Bro. Don, you said on your message on Predestination "Some people say God makes some for heaven and others for hell, I don't believe that; a man goes to hell for his own sin" Ah.. that doesn't fit with Rom 9 If you have an election for salvation, you of necessity have an election for reprobation. A.W. Pink developed that nicely in his Sovereignty of God chap. 5 We have the example of pharaoh; God raised him up to damn him "that His power and wrath would be known" Pharaoh's sin was the second cause, God's hardening of his heart was the first cause "I have hardened his heart" If God hardens your heart, it's before you're born or had done any good or evil and "shall the thing formed say to him, why have you made me thus?" (either a vessel for glory or destruction) Yes God decrees all things that shall come to pass even the destiny of souls. Hopefully you can incorporate this into your messages to give all the glory to God, for his ways are past finding out. Thank you for your work.
Vital Message!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brother Don,
What a joy it is, to hear a message that truly honors our Sovereign LORD!!! I thank our LORD, for inspiring you to deliver this vital message, and for every sovereign grace preacher everywhere, who by GOD'S grace, deliver the gospel of The LORD JESUS CHRIST!!! May HE continue to bless your ministry, and may HE strengthen you, as you uncompromisingly declare the Sovereign Grace of GOD in CHRIST JESUS our LORD !!
So comforting and encouraging... You mentioned where you told someone you would call them, but the next day you just felt so bad inside you just couldn't call them. The day after you were fine. Thank you for sharing that. Sometimes it seems all other Christians are riding the victory train all the time and I feel like the only one who feels low and down sometimes, and question myself, my faith and my walk with God. This message was such an encouragement. God bless you Brother Don, for standing on the word of God and sharing your heart.
LORD, bring this message to Thy people! Oh, how true this is! They say, "Amen, praise the LORD, God is good"...and all is peace, UNTIL you say, "I'm one of the Holy ones, elect of God from the foundations of the world!" Then the insults begin! They LOVE to say, "We're all brethren" at the same time they say, "Let's not talk about doctrine, it just causes problems..."
WHOA! This is the red flag! Danger, Danger. Danger. Thank you, Pastor Bell for this encouraging word. Thank you so much.
It's one thing for those in the pew to persecute, but when the pastor of a place persecutes you for believing the truth of the Sovereignty of God in salvation, that is the most painful trial I have ever experienced.
Great Sermon! I never really knew of God's sovereignty. Everything in this message was put there for me to hear. I understand now why I left God in the first place. However, God is so merciful that through grace I've been forgiven. Now that I understand that it's not by works that I am saved but by grave through faith in Jesus Christ. Ive been a very fearful person in the sense that I was more concerned with my own salvation than to please God, than to love Jesus and to pick up my cross and die to my sins. Thank you for this message and than you for being a vessel of God. Please pray for me so that God may reveal his true ways and that I may not be blinded by my own beliefs. Thank you!