Great Sermon! I have been listening to all of these
predestination sermons and this one was
so excellent, I had to leave a comment and say thank you so much Pastor Gables for
pointing out the truth which mankind resists.
Great Sermon! Thank you Jim. man does not want to believe God would ever send anyone to a lake of fire, so they reject the word of God and event a Only Loving God' one that allows them just the way they are, they sear their own conscience.
THE DUPED ONES !! Arminians do not want to accept the reality that God is in control of ALL things, including where every individual will spend eternity. They have bought the lie of the Devil that they are in charge of their destiny. They are in a state of contentment that will not last because their happiness is based on illusion or false hope. Thus, Arminians reside in a foolâ€™s paradise! ... so much so that they make up their own heretical version of the Scriptures and show no remorse for doing so!
DOERS OF THE WORD !! Thank you, Pastor Gables, for including in this and last weekâ€™s sermon how God caused a young man (who was in need of a show of mercy) to cross paths with you. Scripture (James 1:22) tells us â€ś...be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only...â€ť And, that scripture goes on to tell us that â€śwe deceive ourselvesâ€ť if we only hear the Word of God and do not put it into practice. Thank you for being obedient to Godâ€™s Word and assisting the young fella on his way to his destination. And, more importantly, thank you for giving ALL the glory to God. May it please Our Heavenly Father to use the encounter that the young man had with you to make for such a positive and lasting impression on him that his life will be changed for the better (that he will have seen Christ in you and be drawn to Him). It is as William Cowper wrote, â€śGod moves in a mysterious way, his wonders to perform.â€ť
IT'S BIBLICAL !! God bless you for undertaking this teaching. It needs to be brought out of the dark and into the light of day again! (To say, as alas! many preachers are saying -- God is willing to do His part IF you will do yours, is a wretched and excuseless denial of the Gospel of His Grace. To declare that God helps those who help themselves, is to repudiate one of the most precious truths taught in the Bible! The Bible alone teaches that God helps those who are UNABLE to help themselves, who have tried again and again only to fail. To say that the sinnerâ€™s salvation turns upon the action of his own will, is another form of the God-dishonoring dogma of salvation by human efforts. In the final analysis, any movement of the will is A WORK: it is something FROM ME, something which I DO. But, the doctrine of Godâ€™s sovereignty lays the axe at the root of this evil tree by declaring, â€śit is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, BUT OF GOD WHO SHOWS MERCYâ€ť (Romans 9:16) â€“A. W. Pink.)