The Nations are a drop in the bucket before Him Thank you for preaching this; so few pastors speak out against the unholy adoration of the military.
...many American soldiers are dying all over the world and going to hell...the people in the U.S. they are "protecting" are also dying and going to hell...and so many of the occupied people in the Middle East.
Christ's death is the only death that saves ANYONE. Apart from Him, life is vanity.
Well Said! I don't think this message has earned you an American-Patriot-of-the-Month award, but I do think you get the badge for Commonsense Thinking. And by your talk of the Lord and His Gospel, methinks you are a citizen of the Kingdom. Keep on telling like it is.
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Great Sermon! Peter's confession of Christ (Matt 16:16) makes absolutely certain that he is born again and thus already in possession of eternal life (I John 5:1) at the time of v16. His subsequent denial of a fundamental tenet of the gospel, the crucifixion of Christ, both before it happened (Matt 16:22) and after it had happened (Mark 16:14) stand as an ironclad proof that the gospel does NOT regenerate men. The Lord quickens whom he will without any assistance from man whatsoever (John 3:8). Belief of the gospel is a lagging indicator of a grace already imparted in sovereign regeneration, not a prerequisite to obtaining eternal life.
Perhaps Paul said it best: "But is now made MANIFEST by the appearing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality TO LIGHT through the gospel." (II Tim 1:10) Christ gives life, the gospel gives the light of information to those who have the spiritual eyes to see the kingdom of God (John 3:3).