Spurgeon's Response To Denial of Eternal Hell This is what Charles Haddon Spurgeon had to say in response to the growing denial of eternal punishment in Hell: â€śThere is a deep-seated unbelief among Christians just now, about the eternity of future punishment. It is not outspoken in many cases, but it is whispered; and it frequently assumes the shape of a spirit of benevolent desire that the doctrine may be disproved. I fear that at the bottom of all this there is a rebellion against the dread sovereignty of God. There is a suspicion that sin is not, after all, so bad a thing as we have dreamed. There is an apology, or a lurking wish to apologize for sinners, who are looked upon rather as objects of pity than as objects of indignation, and really deserving the condign punishment which they have wilfully brought upon themselves. I am afraid it is the old nature in us putting on the specious garb of charity, which thus leads us to discredit a fact which is as certain as the happiness of believers.â€ť (Sermons, 10, 6701, cited by Iain Murray, The Forgotten Spurgeon, Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1978 edition, p. 13).
America's Spiritual Foundation The fact of the matter is that America was not only founded on secular humanism, but occultism and paganism as well. The Lady Justice with the blindfold in American symbolism is based on the pagan Greek goddess of justice Themis. All of this shows that the majority of people in America have had blatant disregard for the First and Second Commandments, even since the U.S. Constitution was ratified on 25 September, 1789.
First Amendment: Instrument of Pluralism While the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is well-intentioned, the fact is that the First Amendment is an instrument of religious pluralism in the United States of America. The other issue is that "freedom of religion" is used against Biblical Christianity in that Biblical Christianity is exclusive as evident in verses like John 14:6, Acts 4:12, and Acts 16:30-31. A secular society based on "freedom of religion" will tolerate every religion, except for Biblical Christianity. It is also rather accurate to say that Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations is in agreement with the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in that both promote what is known as "freedom of religion." As we know, "freedom of religion" had no place in Old Testament Israel since Jehovah, The True God, declared, "thou shalt have no other gods before me." This sermon shows why the First Amendment's principle of freedom of religion is contrary to the entire Bible, including the First Commandment.
The Make Believe 'Force' of Star Wars A sermon examining the make believe "force" of Star Wars. While Star Wars appears to have an outstanding musical score which was the work of John Williams, the real problem with Star Wars is that it is rooted in a pantheistic philosophy.
Socialism: Anti-Liberty The objective of socialism and its many variants like Communism are the same objective. The abolition of liberty. If socialism is to succeed, then liberty must be done away with. We have already witnessed the fall of liberty and the rise of socialism when the United Nations was founded on 24 October, 1945, which made worldwide socialism not just possible, but inevitable. All of this shows that to socialists, the ends justify the means. Such means for achieving socialism on a worldwide level include a centralized one world government.
Centralized Power: Power To The Bad Guys As this sermon makes evident, any time that political power becomes centralized at the expense of segmented power, the bad guys win by default. This was evident in the American Civil War (12 April, 1861 â€“ 09 April, 1865), World War I (28 July, 1914 â€“ 11 November, 1918), World War II (01 September, 1939 â€“ 02 September, 1945) and the Cold War (1947 â€“ 1991).
George H.W. Bush: One World Agenda This sermon shows why George H.W. Bush (12 June, 1924-30 November, 2018) had a one world agenda on his mind. Mr. Bush on 18 April, 1991 even said that, "Nations that stick to stale old notions and ideologies will falter and fail." It is very apparent that George H.W. Bush was referring to national and local sovereignty with a free enterprise economy as "stale old notions and ideologies." Even after the passing of George H.W. Bush on 30 November, 2018 at the age of 94, his legacy of the one world agenda still continues.
George H.W. Bush: One Worlder As we know, George H.W. Bush was a promoter of the one world agenda. This man even reflected his one world agenda when on 18 April, 1991, he said that, "Nations that nurture ideas will move forward in years to come. Nations that stick to stale old notions and ideologies will falter and fail." The "stale old notions and ideologies" that Mr. Bush was referring to was the principle of national and local sovereignty with a free market economy. Of course, we as old-fashioned Bible believers would rather stick to our stale old notions of Biblical Christianity.
There are people lauding this man as a hero, but the fact of the matter is that this man was a globalist. This man, George H.W. Bush even said on 18 April, 1991, that "Nations that nurture ideas will move forward in years to come. Nations that stick to stale old notions and ideologies will falter and fail." Could the stale old notions and ideologies mentioned in his speech be referring to national sovereignty with a free enterprise economy? We already witnessed the loss of old-fashioned ways of thinking as a result of the 20th Century, which has only progressed in the 21st Century. Our old-fashioned ways of thinking are already being lost, so we need to defend them lest we lose them again.
Stumbling Blocks to Centralized Power Just as the Yankees referred to Confederates as "rebels" for defending local sovereignty through states' rights, so the globalists refer to defenders of national and local sovereignty as "rebels". In the minds of centralized power brokers, those who favor segmented power over centralized power would be referred to as "rebels". All of this shows that segmented power is intended on being a stumbling block to centralized power.
Republican Socialism This sermon shows why the Republican Party is one of the major bad guys in all of the country. There is even evidence that the Republican Party has become increasingly socialist since 1860. As we know, the Republican Party was responsible for the extinguishment of local sovereignty through states' rights through the War Between The Union and The Confederacy. The aftermath of the Appomattox Campaign not only made socialist collectivism possible, but inevitable, in every major corner of America. Makes you wonder about the Republican Party these days.
A Sermon About The Facts of Dixie The reason why Yankees referred to Confederates as "rebels" is because these "rebels" stood for states' rights. However, it is an evident fact of history that the Dixie Confederacy was a greater defender of our constitutional liberties than the Union ever was. Indeed the Yankees thought of the Confederates as outlaws, but only because these outlaws defended states' rights and personal liberty, something which the Yankee Union was not a defender of.
Jack Hyles: Self-Righteously Rude Jack Hyles was known for being rude, especially to his critics and fellow followers and associates. Of course, this is the character of self-righteous authoritarian legalists like Mr. Hyles. It was clearly evident that Jack Hyles was rude to his own fellow followers when he addressed them as "idiots." As we understand from Scripture, pastors are supposed to edify their fellow congregants according to Ephesians 4:11-12. There is nothing edifying about an authoritarian pastor addressing his fellow congregants as "idiots." Jack Hyles, like all other authoritarian pastors, are examples of people who are self-righteous.
Olympic Legacy of Greed Pierre de Coubertin (01 January, 1863 - 02 September, 1937), the founder of the International Olympic Committee, created an Olympic legacy of greed which still continues to this day. Not only is greed a part of this Olympic legacy, but ancient paganism as well. All of this stems back to the revival of the Olympics in 1896 and even earlier than that.
Jack Hyles: Legalistic Authoritarian Jack Frasure Hyles (September 25, 1926 â€“ February 6, 2001) or simply Jack Hyles, was a man known for his legalistic authoritarianism. This is something that he manifested even until his very passing. As a result, Jack Hyles created a legacy of legalistic authoritarianism which still continues to this day. This shows that the crops of authoritarianism in the pastorate create an atmosphere of legalism.
Bill Gothard: Authoritarian Legalist One of the primary hallmarks of Bill Gothard, as is that of Jack Hyles, is authoritarian legalism. The crops of authoritarian legalism were cultivated by both Jack Hyles and Bill Gothard. The end result is that both men were abusive. It is important to remember the example of Diotrephes in 3 John 9-11.
Marvel Not At Vain Imaginations This sermon about superheroes and supervillains shows reasons as to why we should marvel not at the vain imaginations of stories about superheroes and supervillains.
Jack Hyles: Misguided Man Jack Hyles was very similar to Diotrephes in 3 John 9-11. While Jack Hyles was a man with noble intentions, he was mostly known for his abusive authoritarianism. All of this shows that Jack Hyles was a deeply misguided man.