I called this sermon: Antidispensationalnewcovenantmentarianism.
Now, that is a LONG word. (It reflects the longest word in the English language. Do you know what it is?)
At any rate, what does it mean? I define it this way: Opposition to the withdrawal of the Protestant Hermeneutic from those who have their roots in Protestant Theology; esp. Dispensationalists and New Covenant Theology.
This is one of the most important sermons we have ever had at our church, because the text is one of the most important in all of the New Testament. How you come down on this passage is how you will ultimately view God, Christ's mission, the relationship of the books of the Bible, and how you will live your Christian life.
This is a Reformed defense of perhaps the most abused passage in the Bible. God's word is ONE word. It is a unity. The law has not passed away. It has been fulfilled.
Very, very important sermon! If you have ever heard a professing Christian use the line "we are not under the law but under grace" to justify their living in sin, you need to listen to this message. Having been raised a "pentecostal" and having been gloriously delivered from this movement, this particular sermon answered a great many questions for me.
Don Modarelli (10/22/2006)
from Sydney Australia
Great Sermon Title! I created a song to reflect my theology and have called it "SuperHyperCalvinistAtrociousExposition" to be sung to the tune of that song in Mary Poppins. Looks like there's a little talent (and humour) on both sides of the camp!
Pastor Steve Marquedant (10/19/2006)
from Ontario, California
Well said Pastor Doug Your sermon is well done and an important message for all who love the truth of the Doctrines of Grace and a full Reformed world-view.
BTW -- the answer is antidisestablishmentarianism
Important Text! "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven". (Matthew 5:17-20)