Mercies of God Association Radio Pastor, Peter Nortier, preaches "if you haven't repented, you haven't been converted"! .....repentance is unknown, unwanted, unpreached and unexperienced by the vast majority of our religious people. When you talk about repentance, I will tell you right now....you will empty a church in a hurry. It will be emptied just as quick as if you mention the word predestination or foreknowledge. People today hate the doctrine of repentance. And I have had more than one so called Christian come to me and say, “You know, the whole trouble with you is you are too strong on repentance.” You can't be too strong on it because without repentance there is no faith. Without faith there is no Christ. And without Christ I want to tell you again. There is no salvation.~ Peter Nortier
Luke 24:47-48 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things.
Needed Sermon for the 'Reformed'! The speaker refreshingly cuts to the chase in the first minute, telling what is wrong with Sovereign Grace churches. You can add Reformed Baptist and Reformed Presbyterian churches to the list.
Doesn't anyone see that there is something wrong with modern neo-reformed Christianity and particularly Calvinistic churches? Yes, including the pastors? Why are the churches dwindling in America? How many are truly converted, who are orthodox? Why the impotence of modern, even reformed, Christianity to make a difference? It's time to look in the mirror instead of pointing at the world.
Like he says about those who talk after church, "they won't talk about it", and "all churches are about the same". True!
What good do all the reformed books do without conversion? Why are the most orthodox churches who teach the doctrines of grace NOT REALLY REFORMED OR LIVELY?
"No one was ever saved by [knowing, believing] the doctrines of grace". Maybe that will get everyone's attention.
Unfortunately the modern reformed or sovereign grace Pharisees will be offended.
darrell woodward (12/27/2009)
from Fairborn, Ohio
Great Sermon! This has to be one of the finest messages I have ever heard in my life! Everyone should listen to this.
Dr. Peter Nortier is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, a graduate of Baptist Christian University with a BA. He earned a Th. B. From Sacramento Baptist College and has a Doctorate from the College of Ministerial Arts in Nigeria. He pastored a Baptist church in Michigan for...