Great Sermon! This really saddens me. I wasn't aware that such a magnitude of people are offended by something so invaluable as the substituniary atonement of Christ. Amazing. Not so much for those outside the camp, but for professing Christians. I can only surmise due to a low view of God and a low view of His holiness.
Great Sermon! I appreciate this sermon, having escaped myself from an emergent church. The seriousness of this problem cannot be understated as it is almost impossible to trust in any church once you've been in something like this. Because emergent see no one as having truth then everyone is included to an extent, so they extend fellowship and acceptance of any church or organization that calls itself Christian or simply talk about Jesus. That is why small group studies in my church included Rick Warren, Joyce Meyer, Joseph Prince etc. because they all do talk about Jesus. They also love mysticism and especially catholic mysticism. So they bring in things like contemplative prayer and retreats that are anything but Biblical. In fact on one women's retreat I actually saw a woman become demonically possessed with complete writhing on the floor. They also then believe in prophets for today so if someone has " a word" it's ok to say and they accept unbiblical gifts such as one woman who claimed to have the gift of being able to see demons. They then see faith healers and every kind of occultic activity is accepted. They are very trendy, as mentioned and often name their churches " the (something)". Our emergent pastor upon arrival at our church did this. It's more than scary and dangerous.
Great Sermon! a very excellent exposition if that verse. I read the transcript so I could understand it clearer. So amazingly put together the incident on Mount Sinai and the new covenant fully unveiled today.
Just amazing God's divine court explained clearly, from the just condemnation of sin, to the accuser the devil, to the righteouss advocate who never loses a case, with only one stipulation if you want Him on your side: Confess before Him that you are indeed guilty, you are criminal. Yet even with that confession, the advocate has a 100% success rate before the Judge, God the Father! And then Phil clearly explained how the Judge is so nice, and loving, and compassionate to the sinner, that He Himself sent the advocate in the first place! This also explains the trinity relationship between the Judge and the Advocate! And what about the Verdict? A full pardon, and it is all 100% Legal! And the post trial? A new life for the sinner, a new start, and a happy ending!
Great Sermon! From Australia Praise The Lord for such a blessed message. So challenging to me and timely for us as a family. Inspired me to continue to share this message regularly with my kids and my wife...continue to pursue the knowledge of our Saviour and who He is! The message was so very clear and well expounded.