Agreed Mike Eddy America is in fact in many ways the creation of the Vatican as well, and now provides its mercenary army. We cover this relationship extensively in our video series "America the Babylon: Daughter of the Harlot" (links above) seen on our SermonAudio homepage and website here: http://www.independencebaptist.com/america-the-babylon.html
Great Sermon! All roads lead to Rome. The Vatican is behind the warfare/terrorism/CIA(Catholic intelligence agency-Jesuit work). The US/Europe/UN is the beast world system and the Vatican/Pope is the Whore controlling the West and using Islam (which they created) to infiltrate/kill/silence protestant churches, true bible believing church. Good ministry that illustrates this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrf66CFIl4g
Not So - Take It Literally Thanks for the comment J. Elliot, but this account is not a dream as in Gen. 37 - and the context shows that it MUST be taken literally. There is a very serious danger in spiritualizing and allegorizing such passages, which is a heretical approach first popularized by heretics Origen and Eusebius and now adopted by modern preterists and liberals. Believe it!
Another thought... Notice that in Genesis 37:5-10 a dream is interpreted in which the physical heavenly bodies (sun, moon, stars) are likened unto earthly authorities. Perhaps in Joshua 10 this is speaking of God subduing the powers of the enemy so that Joshua could prevail. Similarly, when the sun and moon are darkened many times in the Bible (speaking of past events) it has to do with nations' power being removed by God. I'm not necessarily agreeing or disagreeing with geocentricity, but I'm not convinced that the Bible teaches this as a literal cosmological truth rather than a metaphor for human authority in the earth. Just a thought. This was a good sermon, however.
Wonderful. Wonderful sermon on contentment with God's provision. His provision is always what we need. When we look at the world and what the world has, we become discontented....we must keep our eyes on Him. Thank you Brother Adams.
ISIS truth! As you clearly laid out‚Ä¶.. our government is not protecting the innocent and punishing the guilty (biblical form of government). ISIS is funded and trained by the CIA to destabilize the western world and bring in the chaos needed to institute martial law. And the NDAA will be used against the American citizens who won't step in line. Our government is now treating the citizens it was elected to represent as the enemy.
"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.‚ÄĚ Prov 29:2
Romans 13 Truth! Excellent teaching on what Romans 13 REALLY means. We are not to give blanket support to our wicked government under the lie that all government is given by God and we as Christians are obligated to obey it. Hitler used this successfully to silence the church and implement his wicked regime. Our American government is in violation of the law of the land (constitution) and has rejected God and His laws. As you stated in the examples of the Hebrew midwives in Egypt refusing to kill the male babies, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refusing to bow to the image and Peter telling the high priest they were not going to stop teaching in the name of Jesus because 'we ought to obey God rather than men.' This is a teaching that is silent in the feel good social clubs parading themselves as churches today and the destruction that is coming to our nation can be placed directly on their shoulders.
Remarkably true and beneficial Very useful points made about the sin of stubbornness. Good clarification about how this sin leads into living in ‚Äėdenial‚Äô of sin, scornful attitudes, Spirit-void-walk in isolation from God and people, hardship, separation, deception, depression, spiritual defeat by God‚Äôs abandonment to self-centerness/idolatry, and ultimately destruction. Earnest advice submitted at the end. Very relevant for personal growth and godly living.