Great debate! While I'm not at all supportive of the Church of Christ denomination, its quite clear that scripture is overwhelmingly on the side of baptismal regeneration. It was amazing how much linguistic gymnastics was necessary to try and overcome scriptures clarity on the subject. Dont let the fringe element of pat's church deter you from listening with an open mind.
Spot-on Message to help perfectionists! This is one of the best sermons on here for the help and understanding of perfectionism. It has great practical application and very real examples to help humble oneself and commit to the only standards that matter... God's. Click the play button!
Thank you! Thank you for your continued faithfulness and trust in the one true God. Indeed, what God views as success are radically contrary to what the foolish world views as. We thank God for His manifold mercies upon us, whom He can easily zap and destroy anytime. But He loves us and are long suffering towards us. Let us daily remember and recognize His grace and offer up our lives to glorify Him in return.
Great Sermon! Thank you Pastor Stephen for this exposition. With pouring your heart for the flock that God has entrusted you, my heart bursts with joy and conviction. I got a glimpse of Paul's heart for the Thessalonian church. Soli Deo Gloria!
1 Pet 1:1-2 and 'Who We Are' After listening I think you all did well to leave Foreknowledge from your Vision because I truly see that the Father's foreknowledge in 1 Pet 1:1-2 is a reference concerning the dispersion and not referring to the election - this indeed is the reformed view as opposed to a 4 point Calvinist or Arminian View. We'll said!
Great Sermon! among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
(Ephesians 2:3 ESV)
Brilliant Debate! The fallacy of original sin is demonstrated very clearly here. One error leads inevitably into the next. The OS proponent makes 2 telling statements that are provably false according to scripture.
1. Christ's righteousness is imputed to you even though you are not righteous.
Not according to scripture.
Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous (1 John 3:7).
2. God no longer sees you and your sins but instead only the righteousness of Christ.
Not according to scripture.
Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him whom we have to do (Hebrews 4:14)
That was the true light,which lighteth every man that cometh into the world (John 1:9)
Clearly we are born innocent and into light not darkness. We have a constitutional conscience given to us by God. For God has manifest it in us (Romans 1:19)
It would be interesting to hear how exactly this so-called sinful nature actually got there. Is it the proponent's contention that God put it there? Did God deliberately give man a nature inclined to wickedness? If so then Genesis 6:5,6 would not make any sense at all, because it would be God's own fault.
Brilliant Debate! Evolution and the doctrine of Original Sin.
The 2 biggest lies in the history of mankind. Amazing how these 2 lies are presented in such a way as to make it almost impossible for the unsuspecting to sift what they are hearing and figure out precisely what the real truth is. For example John 3 is mentioned, but the scripture is clearly twisted to "prove" original sin. But man's "deeds" are evil, not his fallen nature. THIS IS THE CONDEMNATION! He chooses darkness by his own free will, otherwise he has an excuse. That is the point. All through scripture man is called to forsake his sins and come clean with God. But if you are incapable of forsaking your sins through total inability, you might as well throw the Bible in the trash. You'd think more people would get it: Satan wants you to think you can't forsake your sins, wants you to think sin is a disease you are born with and really it's not your fault. Original sin is indeed Satan's Masterpiece. It subverts the gospel and freezes it into a state of uselessness at a single stroke, and the lie goes on, and on, and on. But not forever. Jesus is coming soon. Amen.
Great Sermon! This is of great interest of mine as I prepare to teach young moms in our church about parenting and fellowship of parents in the church. Would you mind sending me a digital copy of your handout for this presentation (sounds like a Sunday School class) and the Biblography of your preparation. Thanks so very much!