Comprehensive and useful messages This series of sermons on the doctrine of providence propound a detailed approach to the topic. It promotes beneficial and rich understanding, with useful illustrations. Highly beneficial; well appreciated. Thanks
Great Sermon! Thank you brother for this spiritual meal.God's love for me is the buoy that keeps me from drowning in my doubts and fears. I think this is the toughest lesson in life to learn. In everything may God get the glory
Great Sermon! Very powerful message, Robby. This has been one of my favorite Psalms, yet you brought out more of its depth to me -- AND with such quiet power. Loved the fruit of your sermonic labors. Very good scriptural reasoning. Amen!
Our high priest Thanks. Surely, the Priesthood of Christ ALONE replaces the Old covenant rituals. He made possible the new priesthood unto God abolishing the old order. "he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us, Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man," Eph 2:14-15 In this I trust, and probably you too. May God be blessed.
Final response to Mr McCausland The Priesthood of believers does not "override" the OT priesthood. The Priesthood of Christ ALONE replaces the Old covenant rituals! Our "Priesthood" only has meaning in its relationship to His unique role! If you were right on this then not only would that mean all believers could use instruments in worship but also that no-one would have the right to stop them doing so! I believe you need to think this one over dear brother. On the point of Miriam, I don't think we she use her as an example or we might end up in trouble! May the Lord guide us all into His truth more and more for His own glory and honour. M.
Answer B to Mr Fitzpatrick's response The flowing of ârivers of waterâ Jesus mentioned, speaking of the indwelling Spirit, with all the traits involved of joy, peace, etc, gently derive in the epistles as âmaking melody in our hearts unto the Lordâ in the context of personal devotion. What it is in the heart it comes out. âOut of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.â Math. 12:34 Because of this, there seem no reason why it cannot flow along this melody in the heart external instrumental harmony. Technically speaking in music, a melody is always, audibly or not, supported by some sort of a harmony.
Instrumental accompaniment in singing seems a non-questionable and non-condemned practice throughout the Psalms. Also it appears the obvious explanation regarding Miriamâs singing praise with her timbrel at the Red Sea. Ex.15:20-21. We do not hear of Miriam being reproved for this.
Believing enough evidence has been provided for either view of the topic in question, there should not be need for further insistence, unless a new wing of understanding is required. âHast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemns not himself in that thing which he allowsâ. Rom. 14:22
Answer A to Mr Fitzpatrick's response Brother, I believe in the universal priesthood of the believers. âUnto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; Rev. 1:5. âYe are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:â I Peter 2:9. âYe also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.â I Peter 2:5
This priesthood over rides the types and settings of the ceremonial priesthood in the OT. In the light of this, the questions presented appear none existent in my understanding.