Great Sermon! Jim,
This has evolved because much preaching has been on the love of God to the neglect of preaching the judgment of God.
When is the last time we've heard about the coming judgment upon the ungodly? There is no incentive to live unto God if he only loves us. Some don't want to believe that God hates the wicked. "God is love." Therefore, he must love everyone equally is what they're hearing. God is just.
A deviation; God is not going to give ISIS the same reward as he will give to those who love him. God hates all who hate him.
Profound Sermon! Thank you, thank you, thank you for such truth.
As a new creation, in Christ, there are no boundaries to where kings go to give the gospel of wisdom.
Too long Christians(?) have preserved their lives; holing on to the "SELF," which is always a losing battle. There is a lack of understanding and trust in the established word of God.
pastor wrote: Well, all president say what is appropriate for the moment. It is wrong to kill innocent children but it is wrong to kill period. Scripture says, "do not kill." It is amazing that President Obama just became president, and child killing has taken place under every president. You think President Obama came up with the abortion law. Yet because of his belief he is the child killer. Until now every president was white. Am I missing something, did abortion just started? What about slavery and all the black people killed at the hands of white people. Did God okay those killings as righteous. Let's stop being Hypocrites. Murder is murder, man did not create life regardless who it is. Think about all the children who are killed after they are born into the global world.
Please keep in mind that much of the slave trade was run by blacks, not whites. Evil is not a color issue. But those who want to continually blame a color do not have clean hands.