Great Sermon! In regard to the comments section: sometimes when the war is over some people just can't let go of their warrior hearts....War has become preferable to peace! "But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another." There is a time for war and a time for peace...You cannot always win in war. Did intransigence bring more souls into the Kingdom? Is there not a Diotrephes spirit here in those who call Paisley's actions a travesty? I also saw travesty in the way this old warrior was treated by men who owed their salvation to his preaching ministry...I fear some became addicted to war and have become unable to obey Jesusâ€™ command to 'love your enemies.. Dr. Paisley led the way in "agreeing with the adversary" on war. Matthew 5:25.. He did not become a Roman Catholic, folks, although one would think so from the talk of travesty, but, no doubt he saw from his position what others could not see, and he bravely acted, despite knowing his fellows' hearts and the poison they would give him.
Did this compromise in any way cause us to lose souls for the Kingdom of God? I think not. Is that not our real purpose? I think so! The irony of those who bleat "Hebrews 13:17" to their congregationsâ€¦but who failed in this themselves is not lost on me!
Thank-you, Mr. Motiu for your post.
Very well stated.
Most of the FPC leadership was completely silent on this compromise.
Praise the Lord for the faithful Mr. Ivan Foster and a FEW others who were bold in their denunciation of this travesty.
All the story. Great and interesting stories from the life of a preacher whom God mightily used for many years. At the same time, when the Bible describes the life of a man, it presents not only the good things, but the bad also. Mr. Paisley in his last years compromised and others learned from him to compromise. And this must be said also.
sound or merely 'sound'? The gift of prophecy has ceased in so far as it is considered new revelation. There are, of course, those that speak forth the Word of God (from the Bible-the completed word/revelation of God). Tongues have ceased, clearly, as stated from those who rightly divide the Word. One receives the Holy Spirit when they believe and have placed their trust in our Lord and Savior. There is no needed experience of receiving the Holy Spirit there after.
Those who complain about the comments of others "adding to" or "provoking discussion" are themselves guilty.
It's always pleasing to hear sound sermons and to read those who are sound in their understanding and not just "sound" or, in the case of the misused concept of tongues, just desiring to make sound (gibberish) to feed their overinflated sense of self. Tongues were to edify the church then and not to edify oneself.
So encouraging! I have been regularly listening to the messages of Dr Mark Allison, and the Lord has been pleased to encourage me greatly through these. They have increased my hunger for the Word, and have brought me nigh to God.
Great Sermon! Isn't it important the way the phrase "so that" in v4 is used? Doesn't it require that the temple Paul speaks of is, indeed spiritual? The Man of Sin exalts himself above God "so that" he sets himself up in the temple of God. In other words, the exaltation of this man puts him in the temple. Doesn't that wording make the spiritual meaning far more likely than the physical?
Your messages are a clear declaration of scripture and God's Truth. Thank you Dr. Allison, for your service!