Great Sermon! THANK you so much for sharing your message with us. I read all of the lesson and I was blessed. I'm going to make a copy of the entire article and I'm going to share it with my friends. I thank God for Jesus, and I thank God for you, Dr. Waite, too. God's richest blessings to you. Thank you!
Great Sermon! I would just like to say that the purpose of 'hard' preaching is to have the hearer examine themselves in light of what is being said. If it isn't for you, ignore it and move on. Only a guilty conscience is offended by it. Also, to equate behavior modification with legalism is silly for two reasons. No one in any church I have ever been a member of has been disciplined for failing to follow 'authoritarian' preaching. Two, if preaching never modifies your behavior, what good is it? Lastly, I believe we should have grace with all men as much as possible, exactly because they are men. It is tragic that we often judge good men by their worst moments.
Great Sermon! The most puzzling thing in the world! It seems better to be a mass murderer, a sodomite, even a child molester than to divorce someone and then marry someone else. In the past, I thought that there was only one unpardonable sin, and that is the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. Wow!!! And look at all the people in the Old Testament that had numerous wives. Solomon, for example, had many wives AND concubines. And he was blessed. Almost all the men in the OT had several wives and concubines. And they were still blessed. What happened?
Great Sermon! Best I've heard on election doctrine I totally agree with the comment that was posted here 12 years ago by Genti from Albania. I had not heard of the now popular doctrine of election until the mid 1980s and it was very troubling to me. VERY troubling. Up until I heard this gentleman, Dr Waite's sermon I was confused. I had been led to the Lord, felt that I was saved, was doing Kingdom works, including evangelizing and teaching Sunday School, and having a glorious time in the Lord. All of a "sudden," it seemed, I began hearing various sermons on election and this Calvinism and TULIP doctrine. I began to wonder if I were one of the "elected," and started to begin, from time to time worrying about my salvation. I'd heard and read enough about hell to try to find the truth about election, listening to sermons and researching articles written on the subject, anything that would help me get this settled but instead, became more confused. But, when I found and listened to this particular sermon, I was blessed and relieved to finally hear the truth and I am so thankful. Dr Waite, you are a total blessing and I thank God for your very solid and sound message. Calvinism goes against all the Scriptures you so thoroughly included in this sermon. I thank God for you. Thank you, thank you, thank you--and dear Lord I am so thankfu
Bill Gothard: Authoritarian Legalist One of the primary hallmarks of Bill Gothard, as is that of Jack Hyles, is authoritarian legalism. The crops of authoritarian legalism were cultivated by both Jack Hyles and Bill Gothard. The end result is that both men were abusive. It is important to remember the example of Diotrephes in 3 John 9-11.
Bill Gothard Examined If we were to examine the teachings of Bill Gothard, we would recognize and realize that they are legalistic. While IBLP emphasizes morality and orderliness in a time of permissiveness, it does so to an excessive extent, thereby being very legalistic.
While we must practice discipline in the ministry, we must avoid going to the extent of behavior modification, which is just another name for legalism.
Great Sermon! I like the way you examine the scriptures with all of your congregation, mostly preachers on SermonAudio only talk and almost never converse back and forth. It was refreshing to see, I will be studying more of your videos as well. Regards, Rick Mello.