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!
Great Sermon! Praise the Lord for Dr. Allison! This is one of the most powerful sermons on prenatal child-killing that I've heard! May the good Lord be pleased to bless this message and move many to listen and heed it's message to the American Church.