Dear Judy, about Matthew Henry's commentary... This is not just for Judy's benefit, but for any dear sister in Jesus Christ.
"Matthew Henry says women were created equal to men until the Fall."
I realize you didn't get your ideas from the world, as others who commented here have mistakenly thought, but from men in the church.
What Matthew Henry wrote is unbiblical. Women were always under the rule of men, as per God's good design. Mr. Henry is teaching what is called Gnosticism, which holds to a feminist view of Adam and Eve. I suspect he gets his ideas from those who were influenced by Augustine. Augustine brought many Gnostic ideas into the church.
There are many preachers who are unknowingly teaching the false feminist doctrines of Gnosticism, and it's clearly causing confusion among the women, and men don't understand this. It's not you, it's them. They don't see it. They need to repent and stop teaching Gnosticism, which will greatly benefit you and other women so that this kind of confusion will cease from happening in the church.
If men teach feminist doctrine, unaware, then they will end up blaming the women simply for following the false doctrines they teach to their logical conclusions.
Judy and other dear sisters in Christ need to stop listening to any preacher who teaches Gnos
Great Sermon! Is it possible that Adam-and-Eve first sinned on the 6th day of creation? Or 1st day they were created. if Adam-and-Eve sinned on the 6th day of creation this would be a good parallel to Jesus dying on the cross on the 6th day of passion week. Sin would have entered the world on the 6th day of creation, and would have been paid for by the 1st animal sacrifice. All sins were paid for on the 6 day of Passion week with the final sacrifice of Jesus dying on the cross for all our sins.
I would like to hear you guys discuss this on a podcast one day. I have emailed got questions and answers in genesis on this.
They say it is not possible since God calls creation very good at end of chpt 1. However, i say this was part of his sovereign plan and thus he called it good. I can email versus that show adam and eve sinned the day they were created, email me if you would like me to send them. GOD BLESS
Great Sermon! Pastor Sean you are a true representation of a true believer I've ne ER met you I probably never meet you but I truly enjoy and am taught by your out of the box teaching on Revelation study on pastor and preach the truth!
Great Sermon! Interesting interpretation! I can see the appeal of interpreting it in this way and appreciate your careful study. However, you said that Calvin "didn't know what to do with it"... but Calvin expresses no confusion regarding the interpretation in his commentary (so I felt like that comment was slightly disingenuous: he didn't reach your conclusions, but he was not confused!), and his interpretation carries with it none of the problems that yours does (for instance, the idea that Jesus would value fallen humanity more than His own resources strikes at mercy, and makes salvation a "good business decision" for God; also, that Jesus would find "the kingdom"-since that's what the treasure IS- before He purchases it!; finally- Owen's question: if Christ atoned for each one, on what basis does anyone go to hell?/ Is unbelief a sin?). It's better to see this parable as it has been traditionally interpreted: a call to the Christian to surrender all for the Kingdom, and to ask whether he does so joyfully. It's commendable to seek to incorporate context into the text in question, but in this case I would humbly suggest that your presuppositions (i.e. "the Kingdom parables are always soteriological") drove your exegesis, and caused you to miss the main point of this particular parable.
We need higher preaching standards I have these standards when evaluating preaching:
1. If a mormon, catholic, or any other religious unbeliever comes, will they amen that message? Because they should not, because of the many differences they have with God. This sadly happens a lot.
2. The Roman catholics also have preaching, and depending on the priest, they do a good job of verse by verse, simply because they have a "preach through the bible in 1 year" type of plan that they must preach expository messages. Now the question, is how should our sermons be different from them? In my opinion, there is a clear difference from their sermons, and the many sermons found on this site, I think it's the detail and context, and also the pastor answers some questions that the congregation might have. Most Catholics have no apologetic experience.
Great Sermon! This book had reinforced my thoughts about the subject of dating and courting. My decision about courting was already made when the book came out. However, the book also makes some assumptions about dating that aren't accurate either. There are some valid healthy avenues where the date perspective can shead a little light on the future with the individual you intend on marrying. The book was intended for both parties to already be vetted as true believers in Christ. Courtship works great for that type of situation. There has to be a guideline to follow while figuring it out. A plan if you will. The book has a list of rules. The only problem with this type of system is the possibility of guilt and shame. As Christian's it's important to uphold the basic moral code and respect for boundaries put in place. For the unbelievers they are free from this code and therefore more likely to bring pain with the adventure. I used to be strickt to the code of courting. However, realized that a blend is probably best, 95% court 5% date. There are things that a person can and will hide from you without there ever being one on one. It should be before engagement but long into the already developed courtship. Trust, faithfulness, love, and respect are the keys to a successful relationship.
Great Sermon for Christians! America. A cesspool of thieves, adulterers, money-mongers, deceivers, liars, etc. have embedded themselves among the wheat.
The heart of the king is in the hand of the Lord. Seek God's will. Pray for our leaders.
Great Sermon! As always... an honest and transparent discussion... it was a great book and still is... the premise has much merit... and if someone set the bar too high it was their doing... not Josh Harris. Victimhood is a typical response today which has been around since the beginning..... â€śblame someone else for the bad decisions I have made.â€ť
Well now Google gives a definition of social justice and it is coined by the Jesuit priest you guys mentioned. The bible does not teach social justice. TGC is once again trying to make the bible agree with worldly principles. Kevin DeYoung is smart and he knows the definition. Tim Keller has been mixing social justice and scripture. He was influenced by the Frankfort school and admits it. TGC has been challenged by several people publicly and now they want to back track and act like there is no definition when there is one by the Jesuit priest. TGC has way too much influence on local churches. They bring up a topic as if there is an issue or crisis and the churches start picking it up and discussing it and questioning themselves. In this podcast there was the comment that America is a rogue nation founded on rebellion. Well if so then we are all Brita and not Americans. Jesus said the poor is with us always and we can help them when we want. Done no need for discussion. All you guys have to do is go to their Twitter page to see what TGC is about as far as SJ. They are wrong and out of line with scripture. Might wanna read Saul Alinsky, Communist Manifesto, and study The Frankfort School to really understand what is going on.
Your offer to help someone is nice I don't struggle with suicide, but I really appreciate your offer at the end of the podcast. I still have on my old phone a podcast of yours from 2012, where you said the same thing for any pastor who struggles. Many times I've been thinking of emailing your church, but even though your offer to help is genuine, I have this fear of being just another Internet person, a nobody, just an unknown, coming from the online world and connecting with the real world, I fear I won't be able to relate. But I will try someday
Great Teaching! Bro. Sean, thank you for letting me sit in your class via SermonAudio. Your illustrations were understandable. I now know what earned income tax credit is about, the tax breakdown, etc., how rewarding folks for not working, like subsidizing farmers, is not biblical; it "produces" laziness.
I Could Sign My Name to This Even though this meeting was uploaded two years ago this is so worth listening to now because of "The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel" that many are signing. Bro. Sean, thank you for pointing out that there is a social justice that's Biblical. You are right, the term "social justice" has been hijacked, the meaning changed.
Controversial topic Only thing to keep you out of heaven not being born again... John 3:3-5 Jesus spoke it clearly we need the Holy Ghost baptism, not water baptism. If someone leaves the faith the person should consider if they had true saving faith. Unbelief in Jesus Christ will keep you out of heaven... study dispensations and who is writing to who or is it showing history this is a Jewish book remember John was the last gospel written last besides revelation,, John said WHOSEVER will believeth will not perish but have eternal life.. easily said and understood. Satan always tries to get you to doubt
God bless brothers