Great Sermon! Daniel vii, 11, 26.
When the 1260 years appointed for Antichrist's duration, and commencing from AD606, when he became Universal Bishop,
or from 756AD, when he became a Civil Prince, shall have expired, when the Protestant witnesses for Christ have, by the neglect
of parents, masters, and by the seduction of Arminian preachers, the Popish missionaries, been drawn back to the essentials of
Popery, living altogether ignorant of the experimental light, power, and comforts of gospel truths, or, if steadfast and faithful shall, in finishing their testimony, be almost utterly destroyed by persecution and murder, and have consumed in that condition three years and half about AD1866, or 2016, and when the nations have sufficiently warned by the preaching of the gospel to
renounce their abominations and forsake their communion, God shall, in the most tremendous manner, punish Antichrist for their idolatries, murder of his saints, and other unnumbered abominations.
Source: Scripture Prophecies concerning Antichrist. John Brown of Haddington, page 228 onwards.
Great Sermon! Thank you for your message. We are sure seeing the beast system rise today. May the Lord wake up the born again believers in our nation across all denominations. May our devotion be unto Jesus, our King....turning our faces away from the things of this world in worship of Him alone. He is our peace in the midst of the storm! Praise His Most Holy Name!
So comforting. What a beautiful memorial to a beautiful woman. Sometimes it seems the Christian army shoots their wounded in difficult times. I want to thank you for reminding the us that no one can pluck us out of His hand. That his comfort, love and strength is ours. God bless you.
Great Sermon! Dear Pastor Vincent,
Thank you for this message. I appreciate your efforts in tackling this difficult passage of Scripture. It reminds me of God's holiness that requires us to observe His created order and His wrath against the perversion of that order.
Blessings to you, your family, and church.
Great Sermon! An excellent overview of how sinful we all are and there's Jesus as the answer for everyone of our sins. This was very insightful to the greater understanding of all the sins of Sodom -- much like the USA is acting. God's judgment is on our nation and most people don't care.
Great Sermon! Brother Bob does a nice job fitting in the Resurrection of Jesus into how it works in the followers of Jesus Christ. Most "Christians" aren't aware of the fullest meaning of Resurrection.
Why I changed my mind Most people's understanding of Genesis 6 is summed up by John Calvin: "That ancient figment, concerning the intercourse of angels with women, is abundantly refuted by its own absurdity." His understanding and his rationale governed how I read Genesis 6 for decades. However, some years ago, I began to question some things in Biblical texts, self-consciously holding my world view in suspension. In other words, as a late twentieth century man (when I began to attempt to read the Bible without Modern glasses), I began to question many anti-supernatural interpretations. Of course, reason is an important tool in Biblical interpretation, as traditional interpretations can be, but finally Scripture compared with Scripture trumps our dismissing an interpretation because it appears to be refuted "by its own absurdity." Below are some of the questions that caused me to entertain a different understanding of Genesis 6 than the view adopted by Calvin's dismissal "by its own absurdity."
Why I changed my mind 1. The Hebrew phrase, B'nai Elohim, which is found in Genesis 6, always refers to angels in the rest of the Hebrew Bible.
2. The peculiar offspring of Genesis 6 points to something more than simply "Christian" boys marrying worldly girls.
3. The calling down of divine judgment that destroyed the entire human race except for eight souls points to a breaking of divine order unprecedented in history.
4. Why are some evil spirits confined in the abyss and others are not?
5. Why does Peter use a form of the Greek word Tartarus, a _hapax legomenon_, to describe the place of these spirits' confinement when that word refers to the special place of confinement of supernatural non-humans in Classical Greek?
6. Why does Jude cite the Pseudepigraphal book of Enoch, especially in light of the extensive description of angel-human coitus and its effects found in that book?
7. Why does Jude compare the sin of the angels with that of the Cities of the Plain?
8. Though it is contrary to their estate to marry, the Bible does not indicate that angels are genderless. Why is it that the two angels who ate with Abraham were objects of lust to the male population of Sodom?