Great Sermon! The Bible is Gods inerrant Word. It alone has power to save! The Holy Spirit is the inerrant interpreter. Men cannot obtain salvation nor assurance thereof from other men, even very learned men.
They hear the Word and God converts them. The reformers risked everything to rightly reject the RCC perversion of scripture. They were instrumental in getting the Bible to the masses! Suddenly revival broke out! These men faced martyrdom as well the masses of believers! They were inprisoned, tortured burned killed, not only by the papacy but also by the reformers themselves!
Seems men inevitably feel threatened by loss of power they never owned in the first place. If we truly believe that God is sovereign and His Word is sufficient then the consequences are up to Him. All men are sinners and as such inherently fallible and often their reason and logic goes off the rails. The reformers did not agree with each other and their pride and prejudice again divided the church.
Gods Word has the power unto salvation!God trusted mere fisherman to go and preach the Gospel to all nations. Not to go to Greece and sit around discussing the meaning of Gods Word and develop their logic, confessions and rules. They simply taught Christ and Him crucified, anyone who will believe on Him and Him Alone.
Not Edified. (2/20/2019)
Very concerning..... We did not get any reference to Scripture at all here - though it was promised!
We did however, have plenty of quotes from and lists of names of men.
Baptists, and this gentleman, who aren't aware of the First London Confession of 1644, may be interested to compare it with the 1689. It was no replica of the Westminster.
While we can be glad for all that we can learn from history, surely when we stand before the judgement seat of Christ, we must have our own personal confession of The Faith, and this we obtain must obtain from Scripture by the help of the Holy Spirit.
Ken Sweet (2/20/2019)
Great Sermon! Among the best of Reformed Expositors.
from New Jersey
Great Sermon! Thank you for this very interesting lecture!