Great Teaching! Bro. Sean, thank you for letting me sit in your class via SermonAudio. Your illustrations were understandable. I now know what earned income tax credit is about, the tax breakdown, etc., how rewarding folks for not working, like subsidizing farmers, is not biblical; it "produces" laziness.
I Could Sign My Name to This Even though this meeting was uploaded two years ago this is so worth listening to now because of "The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel" that many are signing. Bro. Sean, thank you for pointing out that there is a social justice that's Biblical. You are right, the term "social justice" has been hijacked, the meaning changed.
Where the Lord Will Be is 'Heaven' I have a friend who can only think of eternity in heaven. She said that she can't think about living on earth, even with the Lord being here. It seems it's more about the place than the Person. In truth, we grew up with the prevailing question being: "Don't you want to go to heaven?" And of course we did. But I'm understanding now that whether in heaven or on earth the quality of life will be absolutely fantastic because the Lord will be there.
The article stated that both the Associated Press and USA Today refuted her claim, one saying that is was "vastly overstated" and the other saying her statement was "dramatically exaggerated":
"Both cited research from the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute to refute her claim:
"The Guttmacher Institute, which supports abortion rights, cites estimates in a 2003 report that 200,000 to 1.2 million illegal abortions were performed in the 1950s and 1960s in the U.S. The report says the number of deaths from illegal abortion dropped from just under 1,700 in 1940 to just over 300 by 1950 and a little under 200 by 1965. The Supreme Court established a constitutional right to abortion in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
"Feinstein spokeswoman Ashley Schapitl explained the error in a comment to USA Today, saying, 'She meant to cite just the number of illegal procedures, not deaths.'"
Also, a 1972 Center for Disease report noted 39 deaths from abortions in the year prior to "Roe."
Hey, doesn't her statement qualify as "fake news?"
Also from the article:
"Just as important, though, is the fact that an abortion is never a safe procedure. Its very purpose is to kill a unique, living unborn baby, and about 60 million of them have been killed in abortions since 'Roe'."
Great Teaching and Just Wondering... Coming across this, Bro. Sean, is timely as I've been thinking about some things lately. Is it just my opinion or does anyone else see that the base/foundation of the "white privilege" and the feminist ideologies is covetousness? And no, I'm not white or a male.
Our Persecuted Brothers and Sisters! I ran across a news article here on SA today about a former imam who lost everything but his life (maybe that too by now, the article was 2 yrs old) for becoming a Christian. Then I saw some other articles about Christians being killed, tortured, and other forms of persecutions. Their tribulation is happening now, not some future event. You are right, Bro. Sean, we Christians in the western civilization, where such tribulations haven't happened in a few centuries, and a "we'll escape all this" mentality seems to reign, aren't ready for the persecutions that our brothers and sisters in other countries and cultures are experiencing.
Just saw this article today. We Western civilized Christians just don't know what it's like to be persecuted on this level -- where you can loose your family, position, even your life for the name of our Lord. We haven't gone through anything like this for a few centuries.
Shahram Hadian's ANSWERING ISLAM messages (especially THE TRUE FACE OF ISLAM and THE INFLUENCE OF ISLAM IN AMERICAN POLITICS) give great insight concerning the true followers of this religion.
Brian Borgman's THE GOD OF JUDAISM AND ISLAM â€“ IS HE OUR GOD? is a good message for professing Christians who think that the worship of one god (monotheism) â€“ like the Muslims do â€“ must mean the One True God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit).
As we take in this information let us remember that Muslims too need the gospel, for they are what we Christians once were: enemies of God (Rom 5:10), children of disobedience/children of wrath (Eph 2:1-5).
Great Reminders! Bro. Brian, thank you for the observations & applications there were made in each part of this wonderfully presented series. Your passion for the Scriptures comes through in your teachings.
Great Teaching! How God deals with the proud, the wicked, His enemies. Paraphrasing what Bro. Brian said starting at 42:00, as we adopted kiddies of God look around, seeing God's enemies -- and ours -- and gloat from our exalted position over their coming end, remember that, but for the mercy & grace of the Lord, that "enemy of God" person was each and every one of us at one time.