Also, brother Voddie argued tge entire way through the sermon that the Sabbath is a command for us tge church, yet he was basing it solely on Exodus 16, which was a specific command given to the Israelites. The Lord's day is a day of worship, but it's not the Sabbath. The Jewish Sabbath under the Old Covenant was a day of physical rest, not a day of worship. And I'm a member of a 1689 Confessional church.
Great Sermon! We, the church have NEVER been under law, if we are Gentiles. As New Covenant believers, we have the requirements of the law written on our hearts and minds. Israel alone, under the Old Covenant were under the Mosaic law, which is why they alone were required to keep the Sabbath. Furthermore, this is why the Epistles are not merely absolutely silent on tbe requirement or command for Gentile (or Jewish for that matter) believers to keep the Sabbath day, or that it had changed to the Lord's day, it actually tells us that Christ is our Sabbath rest, that it's up to each individual to decide which day is holy, and that we Gentiles are not under the Decalogue (Acts 15), and as i stated have NEVER been so, but are under Christ's law of love. Hallelujah.
Sadly True I live in Australia and he has tragically and perfectly described the majority of churches here. Praise God for this brother. I only wish it went for 1 hour or so. We need more of this sort of preaching.
Interesting Sermon! It seems to me that although he mentioned conversion in the beginning as the issue underlying phantom faith, he majored on the works of people as though that is the reason. Faith without works is dead, very true. But works without saving faith is likewise dead. I find that there are not many paedobaptist ministers that focus on being born again. That is the issue here. When a person is genuinely born again, they have God's Spirit whom enables them to follow Christ and to obey His commands, not perfectly yet truly. Infant baptism causes many to presume to be Christian when in fact many are not.
Sobering This series on hell is so encouraging to the saint, but at the same time very sobering indeed. For brother Edward, by the help of the Holy Spirit was able to deal with this subject in such an honest, non-judgemental, yet very powerful way. Every Christian needs to listen to this series several times throughout their lives. For it's a great reminder of what we've been saved from, as well as why God has us here. Praise God for His goodness, mercy and grace.