Exegesis Vs. Eisengesis (Continued) Personal parallel look at this sermon Â¶ Dr. Rugh continues not only to look at Reformed Church Covenants, for a partial printed idea presented in this sermon see, Thomas Ice's http://www.pre-trib.org/data/pdf/Ice-%28Part1%29CovenantsandD.pdf (Covenants and Dispensations ---Part I (PDF) Thomas Ice) Â¶ What also may be of help with this sermon, is the following: http://www.fbcaa.org/BibleStudies/collegesundayschool/Miscellaneous/DispensationChart.pdf (Summary of the Dispensations and Covenants) Now this isn't from Indian Hills Community Church. It will help with the sermon, and it looks like it closely with Dr. Rugh is saying. Now the best thing to do is to download the previous sermon and this one to listen to, for this topic. These sermons may be one of the more complete sets on the topics of Dispensational vs. Covenental Biblical interpretation. I would think it would be a good idea to get a transcript of both sermons. They are both full of details! Â¶ exegesis 1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) explanation or critical interpretation of a text, esp of the Bible. Â¶ eisegesis 1. (Theology) the interpretation of a text, esp a biblical text, using one's own ideas. Â¶ Definitions from the Free Dictionary. Dispensational theology is exegesis. Reformed theology. is eisengesis.
The most famous case of exegesis vs eisegesis? My personal observation: Â¶ See the official summary for a good description the eternal Abrahamic Covenant, as Dispensationalists understand it. Dr. Rugh decided to look into the man-made non-Biblical covenants of Reformed or Covenantal Theology. Â¶ The three extra-Biblical covenants of Reformed Theology, The Covenant of Grace, The Covenant of Redemption, and the Covenant of Covenant of Works. Â¶ Covenant of Works. Eternal life given to Adam, a free creature in the image of God, depended on total obedience through a probationary period. Â¶ The threat of death if he disobeyed Â¶ (The word "Covenant" is not mentioned in the first chapters of Genesis. John Calvin didn't believe in a Covenant of Works.) Â¶ Covenant of Redemption is the eternal pact between God the Father and God the Son covenanted together for the redemption of Man. God the Father appointed God the Son as the Mediator giving his life for Mankind. This covenant was made in eternity past. Covenant of Redemption fulfills the Covenant of Works. Â¶ The Covenant of Grace is the supreme Covenant. All Biblical covenants are an expression of the Covenant of Grace. The Covenant of Grace is made with the Elect. Â¶ This system eisegesis is becoming very popular among more Evangelicals. Â¶ Get a transcript!
Great Sermon! Unofficial observation Â¶The most important thing going on in the world today has nothing to do with politics, terrorism, etc., but the presentation of the message of salvation by Jesus Christ! We have the honor and privilege of doing the most important thing in the world -- giving the message of salvation that comes through Jesus Christ. Â¶Our weak appearance and speech are not important but the message we present has the power to change lives. The apostle Paul's life should be an example to us that it's the message and not we that will impress people. Â¶There is no middle ground for compromise with religions, such as Judaism, Islam, or Catholicism that don't believe in only in the grace which only comes by Christ. It's not how much we agree on, but what we don't agree on! They are all wrong! Christians are narrow minded, because the Spirit gives life but the Letter kills. The New Covenant means we can't join with Roman Catholics (29:18 min into the sermon) who say they modeled their priesthood on the Old Testament Aaronic one. They have a system of priests with Pope being the high priest. They offer the false sacrifice of the Mass. They say that salvation by faith alone is an anathema; this makes them an anathema to God! They have a ministry of death; we have a ministry of life!
A Closer Look at Ezekiel Part One of Two Unofficial Summary. Â¶ We see things unfolding that the prophets of the past wrote about. Attitude of the world is fear and frustration. The fate of world or nation doesn't hang on elections, but everything is under the control of God. Ezekiel was a major prophet, who was one the important people who were deported to Babylon from Judah. There are three major divisions in his book, the judgment of Israel, the judgment of other nations, and finally, the restoration of Israel. Ezekiel is entrusted with the vision of judgment and restoration. Â¶ It would be good to reread of all Ezekiel, and take note of such chapters as 33., e.g. , 31 They come to you as the people come, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but don't do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goes after their gain. 32 Behold, you are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they don't do them. Â¶ Everything happening in the world is about Israel. God is doing it for His Namesake. Chap. 38 of Ezekiel is about the last days. Â¶ This is first of two sermons listen to the other one that was on this date, "Stage-Setting for Israel's Peace & Security"
Great Sermon to think about.... ... and the short summary is very good. It is especially obvious, if one has been paying attention to the news and seeing how many church leaders have been subject to serious behavioral issues, Â¶ Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. Â¶ Of course this is not a new problem, perhaps even occurring from the beginning of the church itself, But while what Dr. Rugh suggests may at first seem harsh, but is it, when you do look at the news stories and perhaps what you have seen what has happened in your localities? A quick surgical removal of a problem may very well be the best way to handle it. Give the sermon a listen, read the short summary. Sometimes, if not many times ignoring a problem is not the best way of handling an errant church member. When one remembers the steps of church discipline, the final one is the separation of an errant person from the church. Â¶ On any account the disruptive person who has power in the church he should immediately removed from his position! Â¶ This sermon is one to think over and not to dismiss quickly.
First part of the trio http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=2170612618 "How the Church Must Deal with Sin" is first part of the trio that I mentioned in my first comment. For some unknown reason, probably my fault the URL for the above got mangled. I haven't added a comment to that sermon, because what the summary says is just all too true. Â¶ Anyway, I think the two audio sermons, this being listened to first then the one the comment is for, and finally the article which is the first URL listed should be considered together. Â¶ I just checked this one, http://www.sgbaptist.com/articles/adultero.htm and there was a break in the URL also :-( So, when people put up comments with URLs, and I would seriously doubt that I'm the only one, look for breaks in the URL etc. When all else fails do a sermon or Internet search. :-/
Unsound book -- theological rubbish Unofficial summary! Â¶Carl F.H. Henry's disastrous little book, "The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism (1947)" has had a very bad influence on the idea of the Kingdom of God! In 1947 most evangelicals had the good sense to reject his nonsense because they were concerned with pure doctrine and not social action, today it might be the consensus view we are in the Kingdom? Too many Christians pick up ideas from scholars without evaluating them. Â¶We aren't in the Kingdom! We are to be Word, We are to be grounded in the Scripture and what we'll do will flow from that. While we aren't to go out of our way to antagonize the secular world, we should also realize that Â¶Luke 6: 26 Woe, when men speak well of you, for their fathers did the same thing to the false prophets John 15:19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. But because you are not of the world, since I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Â¶Put a stop to false teaching, even when it's hard to stop it from within the church. You promote love by adhering to the truth. You must fight the good fight! Even good men can't be allowed to teach false doctrine of demons. Be gentle. Â¶Sound doctrine promotes a healthy spiritual life. We please God not man! Flee from false teaching.
Great overview of the Tribulation A very unofficial summary! Â¶ The Bible interprets the world's events not vice versa. Many of the nations in Ezekiel 38 that will be attacking Israel in the last days are in the news today and are Islamic nations. It will be a disaster for these nations to attack Israel. God intervenes to save Israel. Â¶ There are two stages of happenings occurring at the end of the church age, The Jews will be brought back to the land but are not at peace. Dr. Rugh found the Pope's visit to Lebanon a reminder that religious leaders will play a significant role in the 1st 3.5 years of the Tribulation. Â¶ See and listen to Dr. Rugh's series on Daniel. This particular sermon would make a very good summary of the Daniel series. Dr. Rugh links the pertinent verses of Daniel and Revelation to the religious leaders and that is why the Pope was talked about earlier in the sermon. Â¶ False religious systems are examined down through ages, there will be religious people left on earth after the Rapture of the Church, Muslims, apostate Protestants, Catholics, etc., will unite, they are represented by the Woman on the Scarlet Beast. There will be an artificial peace established with the help of these apostates of the false church. Gods use the sinfulness of man to carry out his plans.
Intriguing Disagreement https://shariaunveiled.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/islam-and-the-anti-christ-john-macarthur-excellent-video/ is the John MacArthur video of a short sermon that most closely matches the one given by of Gil Rugh. In it, I didn't find any mention of the Qur'an. Â¶ Now the two men are apparently interpreting some of Daniel and Revelation differently. I would also point out that Dr. Thomas Ice would back up Gil Rugh on not using extra-Biblical sources, q.v., http://www.pre-trib.org/articles/view/literal-vs-allegorical-interpretation Â¶ I have been searching the Internet --and Dr. Rugh would have at hand more resources than I do, but I can't find anyplace that John uses the Qur'an as a resource, or even says anything good about it! So, listen to both sermons and you can make your own mind up about the disagreement between the Drs. Rugh and MacArthur on interpretation on these particular portions of the Bible, which Dr. Rugh has brought up.
Intriguing Sermon! Clash? of the Titans First, a mistake was made when the incorrect sermon was put up, and I wrote a comment on that sermon which really described chapter 3, of Daniel. It was my mistake to not recognize the problem when I was writing my comments to it, and checked on my unease to see there was good reason for it. ;-) What I said still applies as far as I'm concerned and John's sermon, (See my first comment, to get the URL for it!) is directly related to the one I'm not commenting on now. Â¶ The Drs. Rugh and MacArthur are top tier expounders on the Bible. They both of course take an expositional path, using a historical, grammatical, and literal interpretation in following that path. They know each other personally I can add. They should be in lockstep in interpretation, but they are out of step in the following. Â¶ Dr. Rugh in this sermon at 46 min. into the sermon points out why he disagrees with Dr. MacArthur, As Dr. Rugh points out, you don't go to the works of the Devil to shed light on the Bible. Â¶ So, did John use extra-Biblical material to interpret the Bible? If he did, he shouldn't. But more importantly did he come to the wrong conclusions? See his video, and use your head (both men would agree with that!) and determine if John's conclusions are correct, even if he used the wrong source?
Great Sermon! I believe the study of Daniel, The Revelation, Zechariah, and the gospels are so needful for the church, particularly, in understanding historical events, and escatology. We are strengthen more and more in these present evil times.
Here are two others worth listening to:http://www.tetelestai.org/ and W. J. Mencarow at Still Waters Revival Books (SWRB.org).
Great Sermon! Dr. Rugh, in his series on Daniel, points out the meaning of, "Chiliasm . . . 1. The millennium. 2. The doctrine of the personal reign of Christ on earth during the millennium." With various examples. It is made plain Daniel more clearly than any other Old Testament book, sets down the key information that puts down a lot of Old Testament prophecy together, that's foundational to understanding New Testament prophecy. para Dr. Rugh goes on to point out the uniqueness of Daniel, which only God could have given him. para Dr. Rugh gives a vivid account of events before during and after the sojourn of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego in the furnace of blazing fire. It shows that during this time, Nebuchadnezzar is still an arrogant raging unbeliever, of the true God. He had an unchanged heart. para Pity, the whole sermon given that Sunday night wasn't given, but what you get is excellent and show why Dr. Rugh is in one of the top tiers of Bible teachers. Dr. MacArthur was brought up that night. I would suggest you listen to John's sermon, Islam and the Anti-Christ: (John MacArthur (Excellent Video)), https://shariaunveiled.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/islam-and-the-anti-christ-john-macarthur-excellent-video/
Great Sermon--but even better in a trio!!! http://www.sgbaptist.com/articles/adultero.htm and the sermon, "How the church is to deal with sin," http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=2170612618 are really germane to this sermon. The second URL will direct you to the sermon that could easily be a precursor to this one, and I would think they should actually be linked together as parts one and two, on how the church should deal with sin. So, I would suggest that you listen to the first sermon with its URL listed here, then listen to the one that this message is a comment on. They fit very well together. para Gil just touched on the consequences of sin in the commented sermon, the article listed in the first URL really goes into depth about forgiveness but not full restoration of privileges, as Pastor Wayne Reynolds said, "There is a difference between forgiveness and trust....We are the ones that grant forgiveness - they are the ones that earn trust....Forgiveness is granted - trust is earned.... [for example,] an adulterous pastor should not be restored again to pastoring, but there are many opportunities for ministering other than pastoring...." para Now, of course this is my personal opinion, but it appears to me the two sermons and this article together makes a very complete statement on how to handle sin!
Having the qualifications before you. To have it in front of you! para Titus 1:5 I left you in Crete for this reason, that you would set in order the things that were lacking, and appoint elders in every city, as I directed you; 6 if anyone is blameless, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, who are not accused of loose or unruly behavior. 7 For the overseer must be blameless, as Godâ€™s steward; not self-pleasing, not easily angered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for dishonest gain; 8 but given to hospitality, a lover of good, sober minded, fair, holy, self-controlled; 9 holding to the faithful word which is according to the teaching, that he may be able to exhort in the sound doctrine, and to convict those who contradict him. para 1 Timothy 3 2 The overseer therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, modest, hospitable, good at teaching; 3 not a drinker, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; 4 one who rules his own house well, having children in subjection with all reverence; 5 (but if a man doesnâ€™t know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the assembly of God?)7 Moreover he must have good testimony from those who are outside, to avoid falling into reproach and the snare of the devil.
Why the literal interpretation of Scripture This will be a very unofficial summary of the sermon from 32.21 minutes to the end of the sermon. Pastor Rugh usually makes several points during a sermon, which would be usually sermon in themselves, but I see only two major issues and this part focuses on the literal interpretation of the Scripture. Listeners from liberal churches should have little difficulty just listening to this part, since it is only 20-minute long. para. As believers we are anchored in the Word we will die for this. Multitudes of people have died in holding to the Bible being the absolute authority and it is God's Word. para. The Bible claims to be the Word from God if this Word is not understandable then there are no standards. We need a Revelation outside ourselves. More than 2,000 times in the Old Testament there is the statement, "Thus says the Lord," We have a terrible erosion in the Evangelical Church denying the Bible is the Word of God. See Hebrews 1:1, 2 Peter 1:20-21, God is not playing hide 'n seek. The God has made Himself known to us. God is intelligent enough to communicate to us in a way we can understand. He did this verbally, just like various print columnists do, who also believe we can understand them. They assumed everyone would have the same interpretation of their writings.
Great Sermon! that is up to the minute It is easy for us as Christians to promote the right issues for the wrong reasons. We shouldn't promote the right things on a foundation of sand! Some issues that surrounded religious movies such as the "Passion of Christ," have serious issues about it. Many times we only have superficial agreements with theological liberals--and conservatives. We may agree more with the conservatives, but they have false foundations for their beliefs.
The Bible and not Vatican II is to be used to determine how we are to interpret events, The Pope and his minions represent a Godless, pagan religion, which Christians don't recognize. It's preposterous to say a literal interpretation of the Bible caused massacres of Jews [The misinterpretation of the Bible by the Romish and Orthodox Churches had a lot to do with that.] Literal interpretation has made Evangelicals the greatest supporters of Jews and Israel.
Modern society doesn't believe there's a right or wrong--and if any view is correct it comes from liberal theologians. Issues such as homosexual marriages aren't decided by majority view of the voters. Laws not based on the fear of God, or some unchanging earthly standard are nonsense. What determines Right and Wrong? The Bible does.
Excellent Sermon and Summary! An unofficial expansion to the summary, par.,
1 Corinthians 3
16 Don't you know that you are a temple of God, and that God's Spirit lives in you? 17 If anyone destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him; for God's temple is holy, which you are. par. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary, "I Corinthians 3:16:
16,17 From other parts of the epistle, it appears that the false teachers among the Corinthians taught unholy doctrines. Such teaching tended to corrupt, to pollute, and destroy the building, which should be kept pure and holy for God. Those who spread loose principles, which render the church of God unholy, bring destruction upon themselves. Christ by his Spirit dwells in all true believers. Christians are holy by profession, and should be pure and clean, both in heart and conversation. He is deceived who deems himself the temple of the Holy Ghost, yet is unconcerned about personal holiness, or the peace and purity of the church." Par. Acts 2 44 All who believed were together, and had all things in common. 45 They sold their possessions and goods, and distributed them to all, according as anyone had need. Par. These verses were elaborated on and it was pointed out a communistic system wasn't being established!
Great Sermon! An unofficial summary! Para. The world doesn't stop after elections and on all levels of elections it shows that God is in control. On going events show that God's judgment is building to a climax. The elections and other happenings show the inadequacy of moralism, and our duty as Christian is not to bring morality to the fallen, but Christ! If their heart is changed so will be their conduct. para Missions mean carrying the Gospel to the lost, living a moral life before the world is --not-- missional! You go into the world to make disciples, not to show them how to live, as commanded by Christ. para God is sovereign in every decision made by every individual on earth. We can't abandoned God's sovereignty for man's responsibility that most surely exists. Man is completely responsible for his decisions. (The tension between the two will not be resolved in this sermon) para. Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities no matter whatever their level, because all are established by God. God is in control of government, no matter how leaders are picked. Anyone who opposes authority is going against God. You are to be a good Roman! Even with injustices--no unkind words about gov. para. This sermon is a continuation of the previous sermon, so listen to that.
Great Sermon! on the effects of sin, like adultery Not only an excellent sermon and summary on what it says it is, but also one on the sorrows of adultery (How one night of pleasure, eventually led to the deaths of 20,000 men! The sin could not be undone!) and an evil son. While David and Absalom are complex individuals and their sins have widespread effects, but so are those of other people detailed in this section of the Bible, such a Joab. Go listen to the sermon --and of course-- read the Book!
Para. JFB Commentary Para. "II Samuel 18:16: Para 16. Joab blew the trumpet, .Â .Â . and held back the peopleâ€”Knowing that by the death of the usurper there was no occasion for further bloodshed, he put an end to the pursuit and thereby evinced the temperate policy of his conduct. However harsh and unfeeling to the king Joab may appear, there can be no doubt that he acted the part of a wise statesman in regarding the peace and welfare of the kingdom more than his master's private inclinations, which were opposed to strict justice as well as his own interests. Absalom deserved to die by the divine law (De 21:18,21), as well as being an enemy to his king and country; and no time was more fitting than when he met that death in open battle."Para. David carried on even in trying times, He did what needed to be done.
Great Sermon! God demands Impartiality! A very unofficial summary! Para. James was the half-brother of Christ. He became a believer after Christ's death, and was a major leader in the Jerusalem church. James was worried that his fellow Jewish Christians whose behavior wasn't consistent with their beliefs. He wanted them to be doers of the Word and not just hearers of Word. Para. James didn't want Christians to copy the world's respect for the wealthy because they are wealthy and to be carried into the Church. The poor have been blessed with spirit of Christ, For the rich, it's not the material things you have in this world that is of real importance. Para.
1 My brothers, donâ€™t hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ of glory with partiality
5 Listen, my beloved brothers. Didnâ€™t God choose those who are poor in this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the Kingdom which he promised to those who love him?
9 But if you show partiality, you commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.Para.
People's views on people get skewed when they start looking at a person's wealth, which the church growth movement does. God does much of his work through the "nobodies" of the world. The wealthiest and poorest are both saved exactly the same way--through the grace of God.