Chris, Excellent points - a thread concerning drinking, Christmas, or Easter will have over 300 comments, but a thread concerning the growing apostasy within organized religion, the passing of laws that broaden the ability to legally murder a child, the increase in immorality, perversion, idolatry, etc. get little to no responses.
I've been reading Jerry Bridges 'respectable sins' and it really hits home. So many can point out the sins of OTHERS, but....how many bother examining their OWN hearts? How many cry out to God to show them their own sins and smite them? Self righteousness is so easy to fall into, we forget we are what we are because of ANOTHER. We are all still sinners, imperfect as we travel through this life on a journey to a better country. The sins within professing Christians should be of greater concern than this young man choosing not to wrestle a girl. It's time we STOP looking outward, and look INWARD.
Great Sermon! This is an excellent message, and very much needed for this present day. Spurgeon's words are just as relevant today as they were when he originally spoke them. Praise God for such bold preaching!
From the sermon, " If I am wrong upon other points, I am positive that the sin of this age is impurity of doctrine, and laxity of faith. Now you know you are told every Sunday that it does not signify what you believe; that all sects and denominations will be saved; that doctrines are unimportant things; that as to the doctrines of God's grace, they are rather dangerous than otherwise, and the less you inquire about them the better; they are very good things for the priests, but you common people cannot understand them. Thus they keep back a portion of the gospel with cautious reserve; but having studied in the devil's new Jesuitical college, they understand how to call themselves particular Baptists, and then preach general doctrines, to call themselves Calvinists, and preach Arminianism, telling the people that it does not signify whether they preach damnable heresies instead of the truth of God."
Where is this boldness today? Today we have 'Christians' locking arms with error and those who cleave to it! What a shameful thing this is.
Must hear this sermon is a blessing, and should be heard by all who profess Christ. Biblical love is most misunderstood; we bite and devour one another, make wrong accusations, call names, etc. This takes place all over the internet,the comment section on SA looks like a war zone oftentimes, and excuses are made for such volatile behavior.
How tragic it is that we grieve God the Spirit! May the Lord have mercy on me, and teach me His love.
Thank you for this much needed sermon, to God be the glory - this is a sermon I will listen to again and again
Great Sermon! Great message. Counterfeit religion dominates the globe, sinners trusting in a 'work' and NOT in the Christ of the Bible.
Pointing to the righteousness of Christ is truly saving, and sadly, NOT a part of today's 'gospel'. Legalism, self-willed sinners trusting in something other than Christ is everywhere. This deception is rampant, and will be the destruction of many.
Excellent sermon! My daughter and I really appreciated this message, thank-you. Such an important reminder that we must keep praying and crying out to the Lord and "the grace of God will be bestowed in its fullest at its proper time."
Great Sermon! Excellent message, But..... Very hard to listen to because the volume goes from very low to very high. At the low parts I had to turn up the volume to hear it, but then it totally distorted my speaker when the speaker was nearly shouting. I lost a lot of the message because of this added emphasis. But good message.
A Vital Message for the Church Thank you for a validating and encouraging sermon on a greatly ignored and downplayed serious subject within our own house. I've shared this with a couple of Christian support groups for abused women, and I wonder - Is there a transcript of this sermon for the hearing-impaired?
Encouraging Sermon! My life feels similar to Ruth's road right now. This sermon was encouraging to hear of Ruth's life decision that may look crazy, leading to misery, but towards God it is still the right.
Great Sermon! This sermon is excellent, and very much needed. It hits the nail on the head, when he said this is a life of misery, he is so right. As a former lesbian, saved by the grace of God, I can attest to the fact that this abomination is a life filled with total misery. The homosexual agenda will never admit this, it would not enable them to shove their perversion down America's throat. May God have mercy, may He open the blind eye, the deaf ear.
Great Sermon! This is a great message for anyone interested in missions! It doesn't make sense to spend all or most of our missions $$$ to send people to Neverheardofitstan while ignoring the needs all around us. Listeners / readers, is your Macedonian call from God or from your family and friends?
GG, Would you consider listening to a sermon by Pastor Paul Washer available through this website? I recommend 'Who's slave are you?' or the sermon series entitled 'True Gospel'. Please, rather than arguing with others, make good use of your time and ask God to help you understand and know the truth, Jesus Christ is waiting for you to make the right choice...
gg-Revelation 17:13-'These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.' Salvation isn't based on loyalty to any denomination, it is based on what the word of God says, Matthew 4:17-"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." That means STOP SINNING!! Also John 3:3 "Unless one is born again, he CANNOT see the kingdom of God." This re-birth can only be granted by God. Matthew 18:3 Jesus again speaks, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by NO MEANS enter the kingdom of heaven." If you choose to follow man-made laws and rituals, rather than seeking God's truth in His word, you will die and wake up on the wrong side of eternity, I encourage you to pray, asking God to open your understanding to His word...Luke 24:45 'And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the scriptures.'