Great Sermon! Will you go away? (a) Many NT Jews would have been stunned to hear Jesus advise them to â€śeat My flesh and drink My bloodâ€ť (John 6:53) since this was forbidden by OT law. (b) The large party that heard Jesus require them to â€śeat My flesh and drink My blood,â€ť â€śwent away and returned no more.â€ť (John 6:66). (c) Though many disciples departed from Jesus, He didnâ€™t beckon them to clarify their understanding of John 6:53. (d) Thus, Jesus was meaning â€śeat My flesh and drink My bloodâ€ť (John 6:53) to be understood literally. (e) Isnâ€™t one who also rejects Jesus and won't "eat My flesh and drink My blood," actually denying Christ and losing his life? May we never go away from Christ. Thank you Pastor Eshelman!
Divorce Scandal: Why Would They Want Christ? Thank you Brother Stewart! Marriage is the universal symbol of Christâ€™s unfailing devotion to His bride, the Church. However, since studies indicate a 50% divorce rate, even in the Church, isnâ€™t this the collective message to the unbelieving world?:
(A.) Our marriages are no better than yours.
(B.) Our families are destroyed like yours.
(C.) Our Christ has failed us.
(D.) If the "exception clause" (e.g., Matthew 19:9) has been correctly translated, why would the hurting world even want Christ and His Church?
Hasnâ€™t divorce in the church become a scandal even to evangelism and missions?
Blessings In Christ.
Obedience to Which Version of the Gospel? How does one obey the Gospel, when there's no Evangelical consensus:
"Although known as gospel people, evangelicals no longer share any consensus on the Gospel's meaning."
-Eminent Evangelical Church Historian and author, Dr. Carl Trueman quoted from his book, "The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind". Thank you for this message.
USA wrote: No particular issue with Rap if music is biblical and musicians are not front-and-center during worship. Regardless of musical genre, if musicians are located in the balcony or off to the side -- why not let this be the test for retaining or discarding music? Otherwise, won't beat, melody and lyric be an endless argument?
Great Lesson! 'Exception' Clause Issues Thanks for your concern with the modern "exception" clause (Matt 19:9) interpretation and application. Because the majority of Evangelical leaders interpret the "exception" clause to only be applicable after a wedding, isn't this a leading cause for the divorce tsunami flooding every denomination? By this modern reasoning, when a Christian husband is guilty of sexual immorality (pornea) because of Internet pornography use, wouldn't it follow that his Christian wife may divorce him and marry another? How many Christian homes and pulpits are being wrecked by this scenario? Who will stem this devastating riptide and save the little ones swept away? Keep preaching it Brother!