Well said It is not that some people have not heard about God. Rather, the problem is that they have rejected what they have heard and what is readily seen in nature. Deuteronomy 4:29 proclaims, â€śBut if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.â€ť This verse teaches an important principleâ€”everyone who truly seeks after God will find Him. If a person truly desires to know God, God will make Himself known.
The problem is â€śthere is no one who understands, no one who seeks Godâ€ť (Romans 3:11). People reject the knowledge of God that is present in nature and in their own hearts, and instead decide to worship a â€śgodâ€ť of their own creation. It is foolish to debate the fairness of God sending someone to hell who never had the opportunity to hear the gospel of Christ. People are responsible to God for what God has already revealed to them. The Bible says that people reject this knowledge, and therefore God is just in condemning them to hell.
If we assume that those who never hear the gospel are granted mercy from God, we will run into a terrible problem. If people who never hear the gospel are saved, it is logical that we should make sure no one ever hears the gospel. The worst thing we could do would be to share the gosp
Great Sermon! Hebrews 13:8 8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
4 Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
17 For I will restore health to you
And heal you of your wounds,ďż˝ says the Lord,
6.ďż˝For I am the Lord, I do not change"
2 But to you who fear My name
The Sun of Righteousness shall arise
With healing in His wings;
And you shall go out
And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
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Great Sermon! We face a difficulty: Is possible that only those who have heard about Christ can be saved? Or is salvation also available for those who haven't heard about him? The element which solves this dilemma is the criteria according to which God will judge those who never heard about Christ and grant them salvation. The Bible states that God is holy and will judge humans with justice (Acts 17,31), according to the available measure of revelation they had and their response to it, expressed through their deeds (Romans 2,6), words (Matthew 12,36-37) and thoughts (Hebrews 4,12). The amount of revelation one has determines a consequent measure of responsibility on his behalf (Luke 12,47-48). In the Western world, almost anyone has elementary knowledge about Christianity, and therefore the terms of one's salvation are clear. As for those who never had the chance to hear the Christian message or heard a perverted version of it, it is obvious that their judgment will require other criteria than responding to the historical Jesus Christ.
God didnâ€™t leave the world without a proper testimony about himself (Acts 14,17) and doesnâ€™t condemn anybody without first revealing his grace. Pastor Cairn's explanation is thus wanting. Pygmies, Eskimos, Indians, Chinese dock workers may never have heard.
A sermon that convicts! This sermon is convicting in that it exposes the wickedness of the World Council of Churches. The fact is that the Vatican and the World Council of Churches are the most wicked organisation on the face of the Earth. It is rather accurate to refer to the WCC in World Council of Churches as Wicked Compromised Churches.
Blasphemous Church Organisations These two blasphemous organisations should be opposed for their damnable heresies spread throughout the world. While some people assume that the Vatican and the World Council of Churches are supposedly "wonderful", the fact is that these two organisations are not only meaningless, but blasphemous to the core.
Even secular critics see the Vatican and the World Council of Churches as rotten to the core given their desire to usurp control over all affairs of life.
Of course, the real issue at heart is that the Vatican and World Council of Churches are seeking to unite the world under the Antichrist, meaning that those associated with these two wicked organisations will readily receive the mark of the beast, also known as the Mark of The Antichrist.
Vatican and WCC: Against Liberty "The Roman Catholic Church is the most formidable combination that ever was formed against the authority and security of civil government, as well as against the liberty, reason, and happiness of mankind." (Wealth of Nations, Book V, Chapter 1, Part 3, Ant. 3 by Adam Smith).
Originally, the author says Church of Rome instead of Roman Catholic Church, but still, it means the same thing. We can say that the Vatican and the World Council of Churches are one of, if not, the most formidable combinations formed against the authority and security of civil government, as well as against the liberty, reason, and happiness of mankind.
Dangerous alliances Though the World Evangelical Alliance is not denominational as the World Council of Churches is, both are apostate and are in partnership with the Vatican. This shows that today's evangelicals, both denominational and non-denominational, are intent on reversing the very fabric of the Protestant Reformation. This means that the World Evangelical Alliance is just as apostate as the World Council of Churches and the Vatican.
All of this means that Hell itself will be full of apostate evangelicals, both denominational and non-denominational as well as devout Roman Catholics.
Be ye not unequally yoked Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. (2nd Corinthians 6:14-17).
Withdrawing from the WCC Denominations affiliated with the World Council of Churches are predetermined to be destroyed just as much as their local "churches, more like local chapters of these apostate denominations.
International bodies of apostate denominations include, but are limited to, the World Communion of Reformed Churches, the Baptist World Alliance, the World Methodist Council, and the Lutheran World Federation.
The only remedy in regards to these apostate church organisations is to withdraw from them. Remember 2nd Corinthians 6:14-17. That passage alone should convince us not to be unequally yoked with apostate church organisations.
The Vatican and WCC: Seeking Only Rebellion An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him. (Proverbs 17:11).
This verse is a very wise and prudent warning.
Coming out of apostate church organisations And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. (Revelation 18:4).
The Vatican and WCC: Destined To Be Destroyed Both the World Council of Churches and the Vatican are both run by rebellious apostates, including the popes of the Vatican and the general secretaries of the World Council of Churches. The reality is that both the popes and the general secretaries of the WCC are now being punished for their sins in Hell, waiting to be judged at the Great White Throne Judgment and be sentenced into the Lake of Fire for all eternity.
Until then, the World Council of Churches and the Vatican are predetermined to be destroyed. That's why we should come out of the apostate church organisations so that we are not partakers of their sins and receivers of their plagues. Remember Revelation 18:4.
WCC: Wicked Compromised Churches The WCC stands for Wicked Compromised Churches. Remember that Proverbs 17:11 states that the wicked are hellbent on rebellion and that a cruel messenger shall be sent against them.
The plain fact is that the World Council of Churches and the Vatican are wicked organisations seeking rebellion against the Lord. The Vatican's rebellion against the Lord is evident in the pope and their graven images of "Mary", their so-called "Christ" on a crufix and the "saints." If there is one thing that we known about the World Council of Churches and the Vatican, their "Christ" is the Antichrist himself.
World Council of False Prophets But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. (2 Peter 2:1-3).
Great Sermon! I find a New Testament teaching on giving helpful 1 Corinthians 16:2 & 2 Corinthians 9:6-7: 1 Corinthians 16:2 says: "Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come." This passage brings out four points: we should give individually, regularly, methodically and proportionately. The matter of your giving is between you and God (not the pastor and/or anyone else), and He always takes into account our circumstances. He knows when they are beyond our power to direct and control. The important thing is that we see giving as a privilege and not a burden. It should not be out of a sense of duty, but rather out of love for the Lord and a desire to see His kingdom advanced. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 says: "But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver." The deeper question, you see, is this: What has priority in our lives? Is Christ really first or do we put ourselves and our own desires first? Make sure Christ is first in your life, and then ask Him to guide you.ď»ż