I can't help but wonder how much more blessed of the Lord and accompanied by His power his words would be and how much more weight they would carry if only he would separate from the Roman Catholic Church.....Not holding my breath.
Bart wrote: Oh what dribble...homophobia can be treated now, there is hope for you all.
Those who cannot win arguments resort to name calling. Although you're right. There is hope for us all, but only in Christ, as He is put forth in the scriptures. It is obvious that you are not in Him and therefore there is no hope for you. You need to repent of you're sodomy (if that's what you are) and the rest of your sins for that matter, and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as He is set before you in the scriptures, and you will be saved.
I like this idea of dumbphones. As a matter fact I miss the days of dial telephones and passenger trains. The exponential advance of technology in the hands of totally depraved man is not necessarily a godly thing. (a gross understatement by the way)
Are there no sodomite bakeries or sodomite florists or sodomite banquet halls around that they should have to go harassing Christians? They are doing this because they are working for their messiah, Lucifer, Satan, the devil. And his lusts shall they fulfill.
Great Sermon! Psa 113:7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;
Psa 113:8 That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.
Praise God for His mighty hand in your life brother Aaron.
Search history. Has there ever been a more apostate age than this one? Especially in the west? Maybe the times of Noah, just previous to the first deluge? Where the intermingling of the sons of God with the daughters of men produced a virtual indistinction between the servants of the devil and the supposed servants of the living God? No distinguishing darkness and light, the holy and the profane? Is that where we're headed? Is that where we're at. If it is, we are headed there at breakneck speed brethren.
Nowadays in America, right and wrong are defined by how many extra slices of bread you can put into a judge's or politician's pocket. God hates bribes, and He hates the receivers and givers of them.. (Ps. 5:5)
I know this isn't very evangelistic but, Psa 37:12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. Psa 37:13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
.....The 20-year-old known as Nano said she possesses a slew of catty characteristics like ultra-sharp hearing, laser night vision and fierce aversions to both dogs and water.... She must smell wonderful.
Jimmy Carter was a "Christian" Ronald Reagan was a "Christian" George H.W. Bush was a "Christian" Bill Clinton was a "Christian" George W. Bush was a "Christian" Barak Obama is a "Christian." ...or a Muslim who became a "Christian"....or a "Christian" who's still a Muslim.....Oh forget it . We'll let Rick Warren sort this one out. Now Ted Cruz is a "Christian" Mark Rubio is a "Christian" Even Hillary now says that she's a "Christian" Any body see a pattern here? The pandering continues and so it ever will.
God hates ecumenism. You cannot expect God to bless amorphis movements and coalitions that yoke up the people of God with the enemies of the Gospel, no matter what the cause. (2 Chron. 19:2) That's why all these efforts to "save our culture" have failed over the last 40 years or so. That being said, this does not mean that Christians stay quiet in the public square. Those who cry out against Christian Activism are often those who don't even lift a finger to hand out a tract or stand on a busy street corner reproving sin and preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I agree that the answers will never be found in any politician or political party. But if Christians are not publicly warning against and reproving sin and wickedness in government, the church, academia, the media, entertainment and society at large , both individually and collectively, then who will. This we do without leaving the rest undone. Christians need to throw out their brazen serpents and read their bibles, and get balanced.
Fallen man does not have the ethical faculties to handle the exponentially growing technology that is on the horizon. We're looking at the type of gadgets and gizmos that will make privacy a thing of the past (if it isn't already)and can avail man to play God. I sometimes find myself hoping that God would blow us back into the 19th century. I do however take comfort in the fact that "He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh...."
Great Sermon! So what if he teaches that sincere pagan worship is acceptable to God.
So what if he denies the doctrines of total depravity and biblical inerrancy.
OK, so he denies that certain sections of scripture are actually inspired, and denies the doctrine of substitutionary atonement (which denial caused Martyn Lloyd-Jones to warn his readers and listeners away from him.)and by indirect implication denied the omniscience of Christ because he "didn't know the day or the hour" of his return, thereby impinging on his divinity. So what. We like him. And so we will offer up every lame palliation of his damnable errors like "he just says wrong things" or "it's what his church believed and taught", or "well he was a philosopher not a theologian." Plop all these facts on the lap of a C.H. Spurgeon or an Asahel Nettleton and ponder if they would have offered up these sorry excuses for him. It seems meet that he would be trafficked through the most undiscerning generation of Christians since the Reformation.
Jim, Your rendition, to say nothing of Gil Rugh's or John McArthur's, is nothing short of robotic distortion(More like torture) of this passage. You and they are not the last word on a proper exegesis of this passage. I'm glad the apostles weren't listening to you guys. I don't think I would have wanted to be a Jew hiding in your houses in Nazi Germany. Submission to government has to be balanced with the rest of scripture and direct obedience to God, which may at times require disobedience to government. You guys don't seem to get that though do you? Well, we shall forever be in disagreement on this issue.
As a former Marine I find this shameful. Could be that W.M. ex drill instructor of hers is a lesbian and she was "offended." I kind of wondered about some of those W.M. DI's when I was in boot camp. If there were lesbians among them they would've most definitely remained in the closet, where they belong. Not today though, not today.
Issue #1 - Biblically speaking, the Gospel is actually the seed of the church. The persecuted church is more likened to spreading or watering that seed. (Acts 8:1-4) Issue #2 - Don't these people know they're supposed to be in unconditional submission to government? Boy! Where are those Romans 13 bots when you need them?? Oh yeah, I forgot. They're in the U.S.
Great Sermon! Correction: Should read, "The government that serves God has its citizens as its primary beneficiary and not itself. It is concerned primarily with rewarding good and punishing evil THAN with "continuity of government."
Jim Lincoln wrote: I will say both men gave religous examples, but not in the support of political action. I would say that both could be considered negative example in that part of their lives, but...
[URL=http://https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+6%3A14-29&version=NASB]]]Mark 6:14-29[/URL] One can surmise many things from the life of both men, and for me anyway, politics should leave a bad taste in a Christian's mouth It's not about politics Jim. It's about bringing the Word of God to bear upon the responsibilities of leaders in government, to remind that they are accountable to God both personally and professionally, whether they are believers or unbelievers. They are commanded by the scriptures to Psa 2:11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Psa 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. If Christians don't do this, who will? Interesting little statement in the middle of your Matthew Henry post: "But it is better that sinners persecute ministers now for faithfulness, than curse them eternally for unfaithfulness." God before government, and especially when a government's priorities have become its own preservation and continuity.