Alistair, you make good and valid debatable comments in my view.
For the most of you, this idea of a "sleep" is indeed not new. It is what the Dutch Calvinist church believes ,particulary the re-Reformed and other calvinist denominations there. In fact a strict reformed church split quite a few years ago on this very issue, believing against tradition that souls do go to heaven or hell upon death. The others deny this as they believe in a final resurrection and subsequent judgement based on events in Rev. They do not believe a person goes directly to heaven or hell as this would mean they have already been judged!
So not new and not something Wright discovered more likely something that has never been an issue within the Anglican church before !
I cannot tell Terry if you are being sarcastic or not. I am not referring to sermon audio's sermons either but to this forum, or have you never noticed the anger and personal insults that have been known to fly around?
We never hear about Matthias,(look into church history and you will find a wealth of info into how the canon was formed) except in Rev..where the 12 Apostles of the Lamb are mentioned. Peter will have been led by The Holy Spirit when they chose Matthias as Scripture tells us they prayed about it. It was when I asked about this to a Minister once and he actually said to me "Peter wasn't listening to The Holy Spirt as the 12th apostle should have been Paul" that I started to look into this. The whole point is, who is to say or prove that paul was the last "apostle"?
I think the childless are right. A working mother makes the choice doesnt she? Then she will have to put up with the discomfort it brings. They want everything! I didnt work because I wouldn't have even dreamt of handing my little ones over to strangers to raise ..so when we were struggling we didnt have much,it didnt kill us either ! We made everything ourselves and bought second hand.. it can be done, we are living proof -haha-and I even miss those days now we are better off !! and oh yes, our children are happy secure stable human beings..what more can one ask for ?!
I do not see any need for sarcasm Terry, as a scholarly response would have been more palatable.However, this is Sermon audio, where sarcasm, anger and often verbal abuse is quite normal ! For all of you who say they believe in scripture, my advice is read it then ! All I am writing about is found in scripture! have I denied Paul was an "Apostle "? no. He was just not one of the original Apostles though as they are the twelve as referred to by Jesus himself in Rev. the twelfth being Matthias chosen after prayer (Acts 1. 20-26) If you Terry, or anyone else has a problem with this it is hardly my fault !
Comparing jesuits to witches really goes too far !As wrong as some of their doctrines are, they believe in Jesus Christ as Saviour which witches dont ! Give me a Jesuit school anyday, but then I have experienced witches in the vicinity and was raised RC, so have a little knowledge of the difference!! Where I live, there has been spiritual warfare but it can be subtle. The Lord will warn his people though and mobilises them to pray..I have experienced this a few times, and He is always victorious AMEN !
Actually Allan, Paul said he saw Jesus but his damascus road experience changes-different when before Agrippa than in Acts as written by (presumably )Luke whom Paul will have related his story as we know of no other witnesses to this except the men with him . Paul said he heard a voice.There are three different versions of this story. Apart from that Paul claimed to have had visions etc. However there are no witnesses to these visions and revelations .
The criteria for a original Apostle can be read of at the beginning of Acts. Peter's criteria for choosing a 12th Apostle to replace Judas was on the basis that this person had been with Jesus since his baptism by John, followed his ministry and saw him after his resurrection and before his ascension.
Therefore Paul cannot be on the same Apostleship level as the 12. Also Rev mentions 12 Apostles of the Lamb and not 13.
Very true RK Borill, except Matthew 25 v.31-46 are also spoken by Jesus. Confusing really, but obvious also that faith without works is dead as James said. Some try to explain these verses as Jesus not speaking to Christians, but that is stretching it I think. Whoever he is speaking to, those with works are the "righteous" and we cannot ignore it
Evolution as such exists.Many species have evolved in varying degrees to suit their environments. The universe and nature evolves. However, there is no proof that one species can "evolve "into another species, such as humans sharing a common ancestor with apes.
You forget John,although you are right that our countries are morally bankrupt, that muslims are themselves not moral actually. In Islam men are allowed 4 wives(legal adultery I call it) and can divorce at will when the eldest one ages to trade her in for a young thing.Most of the rapists in our prisons (as well as other criminals) according to a prison officer friend, are muslims(quite an achievement really, a minority group being a majority in prison...hmmmm very moral... )
In Iran old men can marry nine year old girls (following oin their prophets footsteps) and prostitution and the sale of women rampant in somemuslim countries despite all their boastings about being so moral. (see the rich Arabs home and especially away!) Oh yes they have oppressive commie-like laws to ensure "morality" in some muslim countries but it is enforced through sheer indocrination fear and lack of freedom.
I wasn't there either though but just can't imagine young adult men running away instead of indeed trying to jump the gunman as he re-loaded. I know fear does a lot of strange things to one but adrenaline often turns a fearful person into a hero. What happened here? It took a 77 year old man to be the hero ?! Where have all the heroes gone, as the song goes....and you would never guess what..well maybe no surprise, according to Lighthouse trails universities are planning a course of meditation techniques to hopefully ensure students become "more peaceful" lol...no doubt they will become even more wimpish then..God help us!
Tremendous!! This sermon is true and i don't care how much it hurts people its true none the less and i say it for everyone's good! God bless Paul Washer and the Lord help us to wake up and live a holy life according to the Lord!
Young people i'm 18 and i decided to live for jesus and i don't care what comes in my way. Keep Pressing on Youth and peoples
Lord help us!!
What is your problem with Jews? Or maybe you agree with expositor that they are "unregenerate" and Christinaity's greatest enemy for 2000 years. ? (from his website)
33k and myself took expositors advice on the forgery accusation of Anne Franks diary, and 33k quoted from info. he googled. it was very clear. I summarised from various info. I found.
I spent time visiting expo's website and read quite a lot for myself.
we dont all have the time to research expositors other (Bible-books) forgery claims, do you? Many people make many claims...so ..? If you have found/know something, please share with us instead of criticising our responses/lack of, if you will.Tks.