What God Decreed David, thanks for the feedback! I'm glad this sermon proved helpful to you. To clarify my comments about the reinstated millennial sacrifices, I am merely recognizing that over time, our human tendency is to draw less significance from prescribed rituals and behavior. This is not a weakness with God, but a weakness with man. Teaching and preaching that gives proper emphasis and understanding to the Lord's Table helps to overcome this propensity. Needless to say, the sacrifices of the Millennial Temple worship system will certainly awaken sensitivity to the suffering of Christ on the cross. I trust this helps. God bless you.
David from NJ (12/22/2015)
Very Thorough and Concise Presentation Let me just say that I have heartfelt gratitude for the refreshing voice that Pastor Overmiller is in the Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. He does with much integrity properly represent at a basic level the Reformed position so far as I've heard. He goes through great pains to represent properly the Reformed position for the most part, though in the Baptism portion of his "Baptist Distinctives" series he did leave out crucial information regarding the Reformed position. Information that could be crucial to the understanding of infant or what William Shishko calls "Oikobaptism" (household baptism).
There are in this series so far, no meaningless diatribes against Reformed folks as being semi-heretical as some in the IFB try to convey.
The only thing troubling in this specific lecture is that he states that the reason for the continuation of sacrifices in the Millennial Kingdom is that Christ's sacrifice would have lost meaning. Is he then saying that the significance of Christ's sacrifice is based upon how much meaning His people place on it rather than WHAT GOD DECREED that meaning would be?
This is where the dangers of decisional regeneration can creep in if this is so. But I don't want to misrepresent.
Thank you Pastor Overmiller for a wonderful lecture.
Thomas has resided and ministered in Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Wisconsin and presently serves as the pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Corona, Queens, NYC. He desires to provide biblical thinking for biblical living. He and his wife Sarah have been blessed with six children. He...