Very Relevant Sermon! This messages is a rebuke to modern Christianity, and relevant to late discussions about the New Calvinism and Worldliness, particularly addressed by Dr. Peter Masters in his excellent article: The Merger of Calivinism with Worldliness, and the upcoming Conference at the Spurgeon Tabernacle this July on similar subject.
Many sound sermons are often directed against the "culture" of the world, while being stark blind that the Church has adopted the same licentious culture to itself, to where--except for outward church attendance, testimony of the mouth, use of silly symbols and messages--there is hardly a visible difference between the church and the world, and that only temporarily on Sundays.
The modern taboos that attempt to hide under the slogan of "Christian liberty", like those of "lifestyle", "culture", Christian dress, music, money and material things, media interest, sports, language, etc...all could be suggested under this subject.
This is still the age of McChristianity and Facebook Christianity, even among the "reformed", and the fruits of this worldly "christianity" are evident, "turning the Grace of God into Licentiousness".
Gillianne Lam (2/10/2003)
Great Sermon! Praise God for this sermon! It puts matters back into perspective especially when isolated and the only community one sees is of a worldly nature. I faced a lot of pressure to conform by others. They never outrightly said so but it was subtle and I almost lost my way because I did not commune with God daily. May I always be reminded that I cannot do anything without our Lord. Thank you to the broadcasters and the Rev for making the sermons available. It is extremely difficult to get fellowship in this place and having the opportunity to listen to a sermon over internet is like a gem. Keep up the Lord's work and bless you.