Great Sermon! I appreciate that this speaker is willing to stand opposed to many milk-tost preachers who attribute the very acts of God's judgment to satan (yes, I understand there are mysteries here, but God is ultimately in control of everything) - if we believe that calamities all come from satan, does this not set up in the minds of many that satan is the all powerful one?
I also appreciate that the speaker points out the teaching of Jesus in Luke 13:4, that just because calamities happen in our neighbor's backyard does not mean we are less a sinner in need of repentance.
I also appreciate that the speaker draws attention to the fact that these present day judgments cannot be compared to the far greater calamity (for those outside of Christ) coming at the Day of the Lord when the countless will be judged not able to enter in.
Dr. Alan Cairns served for 25 years as pastor of Faith Free Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC, before retiring and being named Pastor Emeritus in 2007. Prior to coming to the United States, he pastored Free Presbyterian churches in Dunmurry and Ballymoney, in Co. Antrim,...