Great Sermon! Would be able to agree with this ( well set out) preterist eschatology but for one thing- mark 13 vs 26 and 27. It simply cannot be explained away and I think we must challenge at that point. The rapture will be over before anyone knows it ( in a twinkling of an eye). Resurrected and raised from the dead to meet Jesus in the sky, with no signs to look for - the event thats only sign is no
Sign ( lots of biblical prophecy to describe this) and then a second coming which is proceeded by signs and of which will occur at the end of the tribulation and of which a knowledgable bible scholar will be able to warn of). Good try tho !!!!
Great Sermon! Hi Jeremy. Saw your comment on this sermon- I haven't listened to it- Im somewhere else in scripture ( studying the jewish feasts). Wanted you to know that I appreciate your comments-I am a Christian counsellor ( of sorts) and I often work alongside gay youth who are being victimised. You are right- we must not label anyone. Don't give up on god though. I would say that just like there is no concrete proof of god, there is no concrete proof of no god- at the end of the day both ideas are based on faith. I actually got to god by studying science. Email me if you want to chat...peregrio@ aol.com
Great Sermon! As a gay man, I have a few things to say. (1)Just like Christians don't like to be painted with a broad brush, neither do gay people. There are outlandish and outrageous people in all walks of life. I myself do not care for most gay pride events because I also find it inappropriate for these events to be sponsored by bathhouse's and porn companies, for people to be nude in public, and so do my friends. These events WERE ORIGIONALLY set up to show that we are just as normal as everyone else, but they have become drunkin, pornographic, public displays of debauchery. (2)The pack mentality demonstrated against the street preachers in Seattle was also demonstrated by the "Christian" men attacking gay people in Russia, Georgia, and Serbia. (3)Most gay people DO NOT want to destroy marriage, the family, or a rational standard of morality. I myself do not agree with no-fault divorce. It weakens ALL marriages, and if repealed would give pause to ALL PEOPLE before making their vows. Also the government SHOULD be doing more to promote having children, and stable families. (4)In a free society, the government must remain secular. I myself, an atheist, would find it abhorrent if we made laws based on ANY religion; and those remaining need to be repealed. There is no concrete proof of god.
Sure this is America that is being outlined? What is here said you may confidently change the title to read England, where the base is promoted by law and by funding those involved in it. The all out war against God, godly morals and ethics, recently saw Sodomites joined together in so called marriage, our political parties, though hating one another, joining together to attack the sacredness of marriage. Evil sits upon the heart of our political system, and Christendom just passes by on the other side. Few who profess Christ have any godly morals and ethics, those truly born again being attacked by many that just have a name to live by but are dead, so that those who stand for truth and righteousness are not only attacked by an evil government but by many pretending to be Christians. We now have police continualy seeking to move Christians on, even arresting them, for giving out tracts, though Islam is has no problems in preaching hatred upon our streets. Christendom has abandoned the law of God, and so abandoned the first part of the Gospel (Rev.14.7), preaching a lawless gospel of decissions and indifference toward holiness, righteousness, and truth.
Encouraging Wisdom for Serving God! Wow! God knew I needed to hear the sound theology in this sermon, in this time when Apostasy and Cowardice are infecting too many of today's churches. I wish I could put into words how I see it will wonderfully change my life, especially my prayer life, my fellowship with other believers for the better, and give me better insight in seeking God's will for my life and His power and wisdom to see victories won in the spiritual warfare and witness to the lost where we win, Jesus Christ is Glorified and life is more than worth the pouring it all out to serve our Savior.
Cover This Pastor in Prayer! Dear Pastor Trewhella, This is a great message even if it is a heartbreaking one that is likely to infuriate the enemies of God both outside and inside of today's churches and get you into trouble with ungodly authorities. In my humble opinion we need more pastors who would lay things as they are, especially the Truth of what God's word teaches us before their congregations in the increasingly difficult and perilous times we are living in right now such as you have done, when we so need to be on our faces before God in mourful confession our own sins and neglect to stand up for the Truth, seeking the will of God and His power to live faithfully for Jesus Christ, and to cover one another in our praying. May God give favor to you and others who would call the people of God to wake up out of our sleep and apathy, especially me to be men and to stand for the Lord Jesus Christ, the families He has entrusted to us and the Truth of the Gospel which is of course the Power of God for Salvation to everyone who believes.
Great Sermon! Pastor Trewhella mentions a non-christian sociologist predicted no-fault divorce, abortion on demand and rampant homosexuality ... in 1947. He studied failed cultures including the Roman Empire and France and all of them collapsed when people no longer wanted to have children. Outstanding 5-Star sermon!!
Great Sermon! One I Want to Share and Discuss What a blessing and encouragement! Pastor this sermon motivates me to get to know the "Lesser Magistrates" around me, even the deacons and elders in our local churches and to pray fervently for them, especially seeing the Holy Spirit moved Paul to instruct us to pray for those in authoriy in 1 Timothy 2 as it seems we are far from the so needed revealed will of God being done in this so important area of life both in government against tyrannts and in our churches against false teachers and teaching.