re 'Preaching with Integrity' Only thing worse than contemporary pagan feminism is infernal, emasculating pagan patriarchy that came in with Rome, clung to Calvin, and has spawned feminism by it's gross worldliness and sinfulness!
Paul was right when he said grievous wolves would enter the church not sparing the flock and they hit on the most tender vessels that few have cared to defend since....women.
Don't you get it that the patriarchal culture that extends over all the globe is the REAL "contemporary worldly culture" that currently smothers the church? The wolves are running the church.
Reconsidering Lewis. From the time I wrote my first comment to this message I reconsidered CS Lewis and saw that he was influenced by Liberal teaching, evolutionism, Catholicism, that he was not an evangelical.
Never Deny Christ Evelyn, 1 Cor 14:35 refers to a husband within the Church of Christ. Though submitting to him in things that are lawful, the believing wife must never deny Christ at the behest of an unbelieving husband, but seek his conversion to Christ (1 Peter 3:1-2, 1 Cor 7:13). Submission to God-ordained authority never extends to doing what is sinful (Acts 4:19 & 5:29). If you deny Christ by returning to Islam.you are personally fully responsible before God and you cannot excuse it on the grounds of submission to your husband. "But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in Heaven" (Matt 10:33).
Great Sermon! So glad that God has spoken to me through you...I have decided to ask my husband at home as God says in 1 Corinthians 14 and my husband has wisely told me to return to Islam. I am so much happier now that we both are back in the faith of my childhood!
This is true wisdom from God and so thank you for this! We now get along much better...So this is a good scripture for me...
Best I've heard so far on this topic Clearly addresses competing interpretations but argues for a more allegorical interpretation. Also discusses how not to abuse the allegory. Lots of scripture is brought in to support. I also didn't know that Jonathan Edwards not only supported this view but attempted to give scriptural proofs.
Great Sermon! I really enjoyed this sermon. I recognize a great weakness in my prayer life and this has encouraged me. I look forward to that future time of great gospel blessing on the church and I love to hear sermons about it. may God bless you and continue to use you mightily for his glory.
Great Sermon! Good to hear a message applied to a relevant issue, though I would have preferred some exegesis of the Psalm first as it's unclear whether the "children of men" of v2 includes Israel of v6. Also why is this an elohistic virtual copy of Ps 14 with a difference only in v5?
to Rev. Silversides What use is theological understanding when half the church thinks they must refuse to listen? Hannah and Mary, Miriam and Huldah, and others preach to men daily out of the Bible. God has given them a pulpit in His Word. Surely then, God has not changed and as you say, God does not contradict Himself. Jesus knowingly sent the Samaritan woman as an apostle (one who is sent) to her people when He could have chosen a man and He chose Mary Magdalene to teach his disciples about the Resurrection. You cannot suggest that they were his second choice. Jesus went out of His way to meet the woman at the well. God's word does not CLEARLY prohibit women from preaching. That is the point. Jesus never silenced women nor instructed them to subject themselves to men in matters of the Holy Spirit. They belong to Him, bought with a price and He is their only Mediator. Paul admitted "not that we have dominion over your faith" and Peter said "not as being lords over God's heritage". They bowed to the greater authority of Jesus.
Response To Judie Judie - I think I said that a woman may be theologically gifted but that does not mean she is called to preach. Theological understanding has far more uses than publicly preaching to others. Our asessment of another's gifts is fallible and God does not call anyone contrary to His infallible Word which clearly prohibits women from preaching. The Scriptural use of her talents must lie in a different direction since God does not contradict Himself. The final authority must be the Scriptures. David.
Interesting and inventive Rev. Silversides,
I am a bit confused by your admission that God has gifted women both as preachers and theologically and nevertheless requires their absolute silence in the church.
Why do you think God has given women these gifts? It just seems to fly in the face of Jesus command in the parable of the talents and leaves women completely flummoxed wondering how to deal with the dichotomy that they are condemned by God for not using their talents and condemned by you for using them.
Oh but you also said I am also not permitted to ask questions and my husband does not attend church...what to do!
What is your solution?
very enlightening dear pastor silversides, thank you for this sermon which the Lord really used to convict me about some of my wrong views and attitudes about the body. i listened to this because recently a baptist pastor i know had his young son cremated, and my cousin also was cremated recently because he was poor. it really is happening more often especially here in the US. but now i have more questions. what about organ donation? if our bodies are not our own do we have the choice to donate? should we receive an organ (including blood)? im having a hard time answering this question biblicaly. i dont want to have an overly strict view of these things but as you said many Christians have a very cavalier view of the body and i dont want to look at the body like spare parts but i also dont want to condemn the practice if its lawful. thankyou for your scritural insight and i hope your reply will help anyone else who is wrestling with this topic. God Bless.
Great Sermon! Great talk, particularly for those who have come to the exclusive psalmody position and think merely affirming a Biblical doctrine makes their worship acceptable.
The comments regarding the introduction of human compositions into worship being (generally) seen in churches that have a declining knowledge of the Scriptures is thought-provoking.
It is a sad that Mr Silversides (as he says himself) does not go into as many matters in as much detail as he can. Very much enjoyed it. But more importantly I was challenged by it. Feeling the blessing already.
Biblical, Helpful Teaching Rev. Silversides presents a well-made case for a distinction between the two sacraments and the parties properly involved. I particularly appreciated his explanation of how the denial of the Lord's Supper to children *does not* constitute a pronouncement that children are outside the kingdom.
'with Christ, which is far better' May the Lord continue to comfort the family of our dear brother John. Such a blessing to be at the funeral of a believer. We do not grieve as those who have no hope!