Romish Corruption of the Bible Pt. 2 Jamison, Fausset, and Brown Bible Commentary¬∂
3. Sensuality leads to false spiritualism. Their own inward impurity is reflected in their eyes in the world without them, and hence their asceticism (Tit 1:14, 15) [Wiesinger]. By a spurious spiritualism (2Ti 2:18), which made moral perfection consist in abstinence from outward things, they pretended to attain to a higher perfection. Mt 19:10-12 (compare 1Co 7:8, 26, 38) gave a seeming handle to their "forbidding marriage" (contrast 1Ti 5:14); and the Old Testament distinction as to clean and unclean, gave a pretext for teaching to "abstain from meats" (compare Col 2:16, 17, 20-23). As these Judaizing Gnostics combined the harlot or apostate Old Testament Church with the beast (Re 17:3), or Gnostic spiritualizing anti-Christianity, so Rome's Judaizing elements (1Ti 4:3) shall ultimately be combined with the open worldly-wise anti-Christianity of the false prophet or beast (1Ti 6:20, 21; Col 2:8; 1Jo 4:1-3; Re 13:12-15). Austerity gained for them a show of sanctity while preaching false doctrine (Col 2:23). Paul prophetically warns against such notions, the seeds of which already were being sown (1Ti 6:20; 2Ti 2:17, 18).
Romish Corruption of the Bible Pt. 1 The second sermon carries on from the first by looking at the Immaculate Deception of the Romish Mary¬∂
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned--¬∂
27. Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.¬∂
28. For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law.---NASB ¬∂
Nearly All Catholic Dogma is an Anathema! An excellent sermon, which many should hear to realize much of Catholic dogma has no efficacy.¬∂
If he hasn't done it already, let's hope Dr. Rugh will turn this sermon into a booklet. It is that informative.¬∂
By Grace alone¬†(Sola Gratia)¬∂
Through Faith alone¬†(Sola Fide)¬∂
In Christ alone¬†(Solus Christus)¬∂
According to Scripture alone¬†(Sola Scriptura)¬∂
For God‚Äôs Glory alone¬†(Soli Deo Gloria)¬∂
Now Protestants agree with the above, but the Romish Church doesn't!
Mercies for the Soul by ----fine sermon I have been reading through the Bible starting this year, and I've been using a study Bible that often refers to Hosea 2:19 for it's note on lovingkindness, (loving-kindness, loving kindness)
( [ch√™s√™d] \kheh'-sed\ Strong's # 2617) thankfully the writer of the summary for the sermon also included "lovingkindness" as a keyword, making it easy to locate this sermon!¬∂
Not only is an this excellent sermon in giving the definition of "lovingkindness" for Strong's # 2617, but I got to hear a synopsis of The book of Job and other gems of information. So, go listen to the sermon just for the comments on Job--if for no other reason.¬∂
Lovingkindness is a very good word, and Bibles that follow and the ASV tradition will use it as often as they can. Actually, the KJV and NKJV use it quite often also--but not in this Psalm! They use the word, "mercies." Versions like the NIV and ESV, I believe only use "loving kindness" only once in their entire versions¬∂
It pays to have several versions of the Bible!
Excellent sermon -- more than meets the eye! Gil, only mentioned one specific verse from Jeremiah, Jer 17:9, but did mention the Book a couple of times. I found it fascinating because I just read through the Book of Jeremiah, and I was always struck by the fact that one could almost always easily substitute USA for Jerusalem (!)¬∂
While the main point of Gil's sermon wasn't the collapse of countries before the return of Christ physically to Earth, there certainly were examples of it!¬∂
JFB Bible Commentary [for the KJV]
....They live a life of self-indulgence.
overpass . . . the wicked‚ÄĒexceed even the Gentiles in wickedness (Jer 2:33 Eze 5:6-7).
judge not . . . fatherless‚ÄĒ (Isa 1:23).
yet . . . prosper‚ÄĒ (Jer 12:1).¬∂
28. ‚ÄėThey are fat, they are sleek, They also excel in deeds of wickedness; They do not plead the cause, The cause of the orphan, that they may prosper; And they do not defend the rights of the poor.
29. ‚ÄėShall I not punish these people?‚Äô declares the Lord, ‚ÄėOn a nation such as this Shall I not avenge Myself?‚Äô
30. ‚ÄúAn appalling and horrible thing Has happened in the land:
31. The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule on their own authority; And My people love it so! But what will you do at the end of it? ---NASB
The first time that the word 'Despensation' was used in Ephesians Dr. Rugh astutely noticed that the word "dispensation" can also be used in this verse!
¬∂As Scofield viewed it.
¬∂Scofield reference notes, 1917 edition
¬∂dispensation of the fullness of times
The Dispensation of the Fulness of Times. This, the seventh and last of the ordered ages which condition human life on the earth, is identical with the kingdom covenanted to David.¬†2¬†Samuel 7:8-17;¬†Zechariah 12:8
Luke 1:31-33;¬†1¬†Corinthians 15:24,¬†and gathers into itself under Christ all past "times":
(1) The time of oppression and misrule ends by Christ taking His kingdom.¬†Isaiah 11:3,4.
(2) The time of testimony and divine forbearance ends in judgment.¬†Matthew 25:31-46;¬†Acts 17:30,31;¬†Revelation 20:7-15.
(3) The time of toil ends in rest and reward.¬†2¬†Thessalonians 1:6,7.
(4) The time of suffering ends in glory.¬†Romans 8:17,18.
(5) The time of Israel's blindness and chastisement ends in restoration and conversion.¬†Romans 11:25-27;¬†Ezekiel 39:25-29.
(6) The times of the Gentiles end in the smiting of the image and the setting up of the kingdom of the heavens.¬†Daniel 2:34,35;¬†Revelation 19:15-21.
(7) The time of creation's thraldom ends in deliverance at the manifestation of the sons of God.¬†Genesis 3:17;¬†Isaiah 11:6-8;¬†Romans 8:19-21.
It's Israel not Palestine ! William, your excellent comments on using a literal interpretation of the Bible are right on! The whole sermon is well worth listening to.¬∂
I have been looking at various study bibles, and one short part of Dr. Rugh's overall excellent sermon is particularly applicable to them. The term "Palestine" used in place of "Israel" is anti-Israel. Besides Dr. Rugh, pointing this out other people such as Dr. Thomas S. McCall have done an excellent job of pointing this out too.¬∂
It's time that various study bibles have the word, "Palestine" replaced by "Israel" on their maps and also where they have it in their notes!
Take it literally! Peter:¬∂
I just happened to see your comment as it was rotated by SermonAudio. Hopefully, you have gotten some of your ideas answered if you have contacted IHCC directly there will be people there who can answer your statements much better than I can, but after all these years I can partly point out some sources if your statements have stimulated questions in other people's minds!
¬∂Dr. Rugh, of course, has some sermons that will illuminate the areas that you have questions on: "What About God's Promises to Israel?"¬∂
¬∂Or for that matter, one that was preached around the same time this sermon was:
¬∂"The Bible: Clearly & Literally True"¬∂
¬∂I know that Dr. Ice has at least spoken at Indian Hills once and have some good material about your topics also--for example,¬∂
¬∂"Why God's Purpose for the Tribulation excludes the Church--Thomas Ice"
¬∂Revelation of John 3:10
¬∂Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. ---NASB
Great Sermon! [For Eph. 2:8 Scofield says to look at the following note:]
¬∂Scofield Reference Notes, 1917 Edition
¬∂ Romans 1:16
The Heb. and (Greek - , safety, preservation, healing, and soundness). Salvation is the great inclusive word of the Gospel, gathering into itself all the redemptive acts and processes: as justification, redemption, grace, propitiation, imputation, forgiveness, sanctification, and glorification. Salvation is in three tenses:
(1) The believer has been saved from the guilt and penalty of sin Luke 7:50; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 2:15; Eph 2:5 Eph 2:8‚úď; 2 Timothy 1:9 and is safe.
(2) the believer is being saved from the habit and dominion of sin Romans 6:14; Philippians 1:19; 2:12,13; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Romans 8:2; Galatians 2:19,20; 2 Corinthians 3:18.
(3) The believer is to be saved in the sense of entire conformity to Christ. Romans 13:11; Hebrews 10:36; 1 Peter 1:5; 1 John 3:2. Salvation is by grace through faith, is a free gift, and wholly without works ; Romans 3:27,28; 4:1-8 ; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8.‚úď The divine order is: first salvation, then works ; Ephesians 2:9,10; Titus 3:5-8.
¬∂‚úď Ephesians 2:8 has been usually picked out as emphasizing salvation.
We have the aid of the Holy Spirit in our walk in progressive sanctification!
Lying lips a long-term evil What an excellent summary to this sermon! Please read it, I would add, from the very last book in the Bible,
¬∂Revelation of John 21:8
But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.‚ÄĚ
2. Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, From a deceitful tongue.
3. What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, You deceitful tongue?
22. Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, But those who deal faithfully are His delight.
¬∂All verses from the NASB.
¬∂Gil Rugh, has been preaching about some "popular" in-the-news, sins lately, but I am certainly pleased that he also covered some sins that have been, and are being ignored!
Excellent Sermon! This was an excellent sermon by Gil Rugh. He spent over half an hour looking into the possible complications that one verse in the Bible may cause, for example, about the official role of Phoebe in Romans 16:1. ¬∂ Romans 16:1 I commend to you Phoebe, our sister, who is a servant [!] of the assembly that is at Cenchreae, ---WEB ¬∂ It it can be seen by the marginal notes for various versions of the Bible that are based on the ASV, such as the NASB, that want to interpret "servant" as "Deaconess." [!] Dr. Rugh did an excellent job of pointing out Phoebe, who no doubt did many excellent works for her fellow Christians, still did not have an official role as a deacon. People who want to give her that role are ignoring the complementarianism nature that God has assigned to men and women. ¬∂It is interesting to see which Bible versions who had translators that wanted to do this, and those Bible versions that didn't do this. This is a highly informative sermon!
Dr. Rugh wrote: ... Praying for Leaders .... "First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, in order that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity" (1 Timothy 2:1-2).
As believers, we have the responsibility to be praying for our rulers. We are to pray that God gives them wisdom in the decisions they must make. We pray for them so that we will have the type of environment that will help the ministry of the Gospel. And of course, we should pray for their salvation.
God has given us, in this nation, an environment in which we can freely proclaim the Gospel. When I look back on the last 25 years of my ministry, I notice that very little has changed because of who was President or who was in Congress. Someday, however, that may change. As Christians we should not take for granted our liberties to preach the Gospel. Instead, we should thank God for these opportunities and pray that He will appoint leaders that will keep providing an environment that helps promote the spread of the Gospel....
excerpt from, "Rendering To Caesar---A Biblical Perspective On Government"
Mike, videos can be manipulated so just because it's a video doesn't guarantee that it's showing what it should be ‚ĚóūüĎé
I would also add this.
"5 Georgia election fraud claims explained" "Suspicions of voting fraud are unproven"
An article from "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution" ~~~~~~~ Yes, it should always be remembered--- "A Christian should view the separation of church and state as a good thing. Those who wish to combine church and state usually do so thinking that Christianity can help stamp out evil, if the church is in charge. But history shows that the melding of church and state gives rise to corruption, totalitarianism, and oppression. Christians can and should be involved in the political process, just as anyone else. But Jesus said, ‚ÄúMy kingdom is not of this world‚ÄĚ (John 18:36), and Christians understand that enforcing Christianity through a national church [or political party ‚ĚóūüĎé] is not the answer to the world‚Äôs problems"
"How should a Christian view the separation of church and state?"
Bridget Judd wrote: Twitter has permanently suspended the account of US President Donald Trump, citing the "risk of further incitement of violence" following a riot at the Capitol that left a police officer dead. Key points:
‚ÄĘ In a statement, Twitter said the language used by Mr Trump could be interepreted as "support for those committing violent acts" ‚ÄĘ It said plans for future armed protests had begun profliferating "on and off Twitter" ‚ÄĘ Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat temporarily locked the President's accounts shortly after the Capitol riot
In a statement, released just one day after the President's account was reinstated following a 12-hour freeze, the social media giant said it had undertaken a close review of Mr Trump's tweets, "specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter"....
excerpt from, "US President Donald Trump's Twitter account permanently suspended over violence risk after Capitol riot"‚Ěó
Apparently, no more videos conciliatory or otherwise.
"Trump recorded conciliatory video under pressure from top aides -sources"
The above is an interesting article by Reuters. Apparently some of the aides of Trump persuaded him to take a more reasoned approach to what he was confronting.
Hmm, great minds think alike, The Wall Street Journal and I agreed that Trump should resign and he could make a lot of problems for himself disappear.
Jim Lincoln wrote: If Trump means what he says, then he should resign and turn the presidency over to Mike Pence‚ĚóūüĎć Mike Pence could also pardon him and it would be a meaningful one rather then Trump trying to pardon himself. He will probably most likely be impeached again if he doesn't do this.
Mike, well actually Trump has a lot to worry about, but depending on how the Democrats go about it, he may have less to worry about because they'll irritate the Republicans in the Senate. The best thing that Mr Trump has going for is he's only got about 13 days left in office
What thesis Neil? Usually what the "New German" which is the mouthpiece for the John birth society is nonsense I'll agree to that. All this fixed election I do has been discredited by former attorney general Barr and the Secretary of State for Georgia. Now if you say that's my thesis I think it's already been proven ‚ĚóūüĎć
To be fair to the Freemasons and the History Channel I should point out this:
Jessica Pearce Rotondi wrote: ...Members of the enigmatic Masonic brotherhood include prominent politicians, Founding Fathers and titans of business. In modern times, Masons are known for donating millions to charity....
.... 4. The Catholic Church Forbids Members from Being Freemasons.
While Freemasonry is not itself a religion, all its members believe in a Supreme Being, or "Grand Architect of the Universe.‚ÄĚ Members come from many faiths, but one denomination in particular bars any crossover. The Catholic Church first condemned Freemasonry in 1738, prompted by concern over Masonic temples and the secret rituals performed within them. In the 19th century, the Vatican even called the Masons "the Synagogue of Satan." ....
excerpt from, " 7 Things You May Not Know About Freemasons"
Somewhat interesting that a bishop or two back of the diocese that covers Lincoln Nebraska, came out strongly against the Masons and I think it even went national. Well, I've never been a mason, and I really don't think Christians should be--but then Christian should never be Catholic ‚ĚóūüĎé
Neil, I have often pointed out the importance of the Freemasons in American History. Being a human organization they certainly have their faults. In fact they aren't the power they were in the late 18th and early 19th century. Here's something from a secular source and you might have seen it on the History Channel at one time I know I have--but here's a written account.
"One Man Exposed the Secrets of the Freemasons. His Disappearance Led to Their Downfall"
Chris Pandolfo wrote: .... The Central Outreach and Advocacy Center is an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization headquartered in the lower level of Central Presbyterian Church. The agency provides support services to Atlanta‚Äôs homeless people, including helping them acquire government documents like ID cards or birth certificates, setting up medical appointments, and providing job and skills training to help them find work.... ..... However, Georgia election law permits homeless people to register to vote using the address of somewhere they routinely stay, such as at a shelter or a church. If they do not stay at a location with an address, they may denote a park name or the closest intersection to where they sleep as their residence. They must also provide a mailing address where they can receive mail and may use the address of a shelter, church, charity, relative, or friend to do so....
excerpt from,"Project Veritas claims to expose illegal voter registration scheme in Georgia, but does not appear to show illegal activity"
They can always complain to the Georgia Secretary of State if they think they got a case.
Looks like the church is doing some necessary social work.