Great Sermon! These verses from the sermon on the mount are so often misunderstood and misapplied.
John Robbins puts these verses in the context of the rest of the passage and the teaching of the new testament on the justification by faith alone, and the law of faith as opposed to the works of the law "by which no flesh shall be justified",
He covers the lawful and unlawful use of the law.
It may suprise even shock some that the people Jesus refers to in this passage are not hypocrites but people who walk their talk in doing not only good works, but good works in the name of Christ according to His law. Yet He banishes them to hell as workers of iniquity and lawlessness, "depart from me I never knew you" the most terrible words an immortal soul will ever hear. Whilst being noble characters living admirable lives and doing great things that would shame most professors of the faith, they were zealously seeking to establish their own righteousness to be justified before God, rather than going as repentant sinners in God given faith broken and humbled to Christ as the only righteuosness accepted by God
Great Sermon! Very informative cast of characters, but I disagree that it's not just the RCC anymore. I believe it is. The counter reformation has infiltrated our churches. They are teaching mystery religions and demonizing the Church and the public via TV Oprah herods news network etc. It is the Harlot using both camps of the mysteries but are one and the same. As for revival, there will be one. Jesus said "many". But it will be devilish posing as revival. Sloppy agape to All but Bible believing Christians.
Great Sermon! You're missing out if you don't listen to this subject on what the Gospel is and what The Faith is! Many are false prophets teaching, and false gospel being taught and preached in so-called christian churches. Beware.
Great Sermon! no wonder Evangelical churches promoted the movie by Mel Gibson Passion of Christ. They are deceived, and taught that Roman Catholicism is christian. Arminianism and Romanism are alive in churches in America and in the world.
Great Sermon! The "scientific creationism" lecture is a horrible, disingenuous, uninformed misrepresentation of creation science. I had to stop because it was so insulting. Perhaps Robbins has his own standards to compare scientific creationists with, but anyone who bothers to go to sites like Answers In Genesis, Creaton Ministries International, Rocky Mountain Creation Fellowship, the Institute for Creation Research, Evolutionary Truth by Piltdown Superman, and more, they will see a biblical commitment. I am saddened to see that biblical creationism is not biblical enough to please Robbins.
Useful study. This was an useful study. I found especially useful the discussion about the resurrection. Not the resurrection of Christ is the foundation of Apologetics, but revelation, the Word of God.
Great study. This was a very interesting study. I didn't know these things. It made me think about the tragedy of failing to be a student of the Bible and turning in a philosopher who develops an unbiblical teaching.
Great light in darkness. A great call back to the Scriptures. Sola Scriptura. I found especially helpful Luther's comment on 2 Peter 1:19 - only the Word of God is a light, all other wordly philosophy books are darkness.