Great Sermon! "Speak the truth in love." Yes, except - truth is inherently loving already. How do we know this? This is made crystal clear in the first epistle of John, where we learn that love is defined by what God does. Now someone will say, "God is love." Granted! But the direction is very important. We must never project our ideas of love onto God; it is He who establishes the only true and enduring love.
I remember back to a conversation I had with a friend years ago. I suggested to him that the mercy of God was revealed in His justice, and the reason that most apologitics fails in every generation is because it's always out of phase: objecting to legalism when the culture is hedonistic, and turning to the outward nature when people have a great inward awakening. What my friend said, though, was: 'it's both simultaneously', meaning that you need to be harsh on sin in order for mercy to shine, you need to be full of compassion in order to expose the external problems to the light.
I definitely agree that "the one who has been commanded to restrain" the evil one has been commanded to do so no more. I came to this conclusion eight years ago.
Critics ask stupid questions like, "will God really send people to hell?" Wrong. People will create hell on earth. Watch patiently; stand fi
Outrageous! This kind of ungodliness is becoming increasingly occurrences that I am no longer surprised to hear of or read about. Thank you for sharing this as when I first heard or read of the incident, the information was sort of sketchy. You've filled in the blanks. Shameful! How, though, can parents allow their to be exposed to this kind of evilness. I would never allow a child of mine to be exposed to sodomites; and that is what GOD calls them! SODOMITES! Not LGBTQ! Not GAY! They, according to God, are sodomites. It's in the Bible so it's okay to call them what the Bible says they are. This is just so sad what children are now regularly exposed to in schools and kindergartens.
Remembering the Babylonian Captivity It is worth remembering the example of Israel being taken into Babylonian Captivity as shown in 2 Kings 20:18, 2 Kings 24:16, 1 Chronicles 9:1, 2 Chronicles 36:20, 2 Chronicles 36:22-23, Ezra 1:1-4, Ezra 2:1-2, Ezra 5:12, Ezra 5:13-16, Nehemiah 7:6-7, Psalms 137:1-9, Jeremiah 20:6, Jeremiah 24:1, Jeremiah 29:1, Jeremiah 29:4-14, Jeremiah 32:5, Jeremiah 34:3, Jeremiah 39:7, Jeremiah 40:4, Ezekiel 12:13, Ezekiel 17:12, Ezekiel 17:16, Ezekiel 17:20, Daniel 1:1-7, Micah 4:10, Matthew 1:11, Matthew 1:12, Matthew 1:17, and Acts 7:43 so that we do not exalt "liberty" over righteousness.
Easy Choice The Democrats are reinventing themselves as being on the side of Jesus attempting to split the evangelical vote from Trump. The scheme is obvious and CT has obviously been an ecumenical magazine from the very first just like Billy. The only ones that would have ever paid attention to this story is the biased liberal ungodly mainstream media. This scheme will not work since true Christians will vote for the Republican Platform which is against abortion and gay marriage the two sins that will bring God's fatal judgements upon us. Democrats have morphed into authoritarian Communists and will take our freedoms away from us and call Christians haters and persecute us if we stand on God's Word. This is a life and death battle for America's freedoms and your smug commentary does not rise to the occasion. President Trump is a sinner but the democrats are the devil. It's an easy choice for a Christian to make if that's the only choices we have. And if Trump's tweets are rude then that means the truth hurts. Just ask the pharisees. What's even ruder is killing babies, the promotion of homosexuality, gender confusion, lies, and deceit (among other sins) on behalf of the democrats not to mention a coup against a lawfully elected POTUS.
Great Sermon! Hallmark movies have been the pits for years now. I think the last decent ones they made were the first two Love Come Softly movies. The others in that series were awful.
Usually the acting is horrible and the stories are either syrupy sweet or banal.
I never watch that channel, but hate that so many are caving to the sodomite agenda and continually shove their perversion down our throats. When will it end????
Great Sermon! As a Christian who owns a business, I seek to honor the Lord in how I conduct my business, how I treat my customers, and how I manage my finances. Every customer leaves with a Bible, a Gospel Tract, and other materials. To say that a Christian cannot make money in his business is neither biblical nor sensical. Nothing in the Bible condemns the making of money, only the love of it.
The problem with Chik-fil-A isn't the dropping of support from the SA or FCA; it is the open and public support a pro-homosexual, pro-LGBT faux-Christian organization such as Covenant House.
All Christians need to treat all men with respect and dignity, even the person caught up in the sin of homosexuality or transgenderism. These sins are on par with lying, perjury and murder according to 1 Timothy 1:9-10. And these people need to repent of their sins and trust the savior... just as I did, and others do worldwide.
God loved a wicked person such as myself so much that He died for me on a cross. His death was also for the homosexual and the transgender. Only Christ can free them from the bondage and penalty for their sin. So love them enough to point them to the Savior, Jesus Christ the Lord.
Great Sermon! My dad always said that Christian businessmen and Christian business is a contradiction of terms. Because as a businessman and business your number one objective is to make money. So being a Christian will always take a backseat to making money.
Airport Body Scanners: Sinful Lust It should be noted that airport body scanners reflect the sin of lust, particularly because they generate a picture of a naked person. A righteous government would not frisk people and scan naked images of them in the name of "security." Scanning naked images of people and frisking them in the name of "security" is really the sin of sexual lust. Thinking that mass surveillance can ensure people with 100% "security" from the "boogie men" is wishful thinking. It should also be noted that mass surveillance, even in the name of "security", is really wickedness. There is no "security" when you are being watched by wicked people in government hellbent on all manner of depravity.
Great Sermon! I never thought Chick-fil-A would ever wilt and fold for ANY reason. This is one company that I believed would "endure to the end." Whew! Wow! What a disappointment.
Thank you Kevin Swanson and Generation Radio for explaining what really is going on and doing so in a thorough manner. I am hurt and disappointed with this surprising decision by the company I always bragged about, NEVER EVER believing they would do anything like this. Sodomites seem to be winning all the time, now. America is the new Sodom and Gomorrah, only more bold and arrogant. I'm done with this once admirable company. I now wonder what they will do next? The sodomites win AGAIN! I hope that all Christians will stop patronizing the business by not eating there any more.
Again, thanks for sharing this information with us by making it available for us here on SermonAudio.
Great Sermon! While we totally agree that it's shameful that professing evangelicals have such a low view of abortion as the vile, wicked sin that it is, dismissing people who opposed illegal immigration as wanting to just keep the Mexicans out is a cheap shot and basically an ad hominem. Christian of all people should have an understanding of the rule of law.
Great Sermon! Great podcast! Iâ€™m not an expert, and Iâ€™m not a smart person, but I wonder if a critical piece to the mental health crisis might be caused in part from the food as well. My observation is that our country is overfed and undernourished. Food has changed so much since my great grandparentsâ€™ generation. We have added chemicals to the food that have been scientifically proven to cause disease, and our food is being grown in dead soil with conventional farming practices, resulting in very poor quality nourishment. We have such a desire for cheap, convenient food, so we donâ€™t have to spend much time at home and instead can entertain ourselves. Reading the Bible and more recently your books has opened our eyes to the greed of man. I used to believe that these big food companies and our government had our best interest in mind, but Iâ€™m afraid itâ€™s quite the opposite! Through the work of the Holy Spirit and daily reading of Godâ€™s word we have improved our familyâ€™s physical and mental health by growing and preparing a large portion of our large familyâ€™s needs. We certainly donâ€™t have perfect health, but this change in diet has improved it and added hours of productivity to our day. All glory to God, this was not us! I have to wonder if it might help others as well.
Great Sermon! Four years later, regarding the first/only comment that was posted here, I agree with JacTrac's comments. Fox still remains the lesser of the evils of all popular "news" shows.
I never, even in my wildest dreams, would've come close to imagining how popular the sin of sodomy would become. Even church organizations, organizations--not the true church -- Ekklesia, have embraced and are actively accepting and promoting this sick sin and those who endulge in it. Sodomy has never been accepted by God, neither in the Old, nor the New Testament, and never will this ungodliness, no matter how much it is promoted here in America, be acceptable to God. It is an abomination.