I know a woman in Christ who had a miscarriage at 9.5 weeks. This woman bore a beautiful baby no more than an inch tall. Perfectly formed. But for whatever God's reason, this baby was not to breath air on earth. There was life for 9 weeks. A strong heart beat. A revitalized household in anticipation of this new life. Though this baby never saw the light of day... there was life. This baby was loved. The brief time he/she was here was eternal.
Excellent sermon section! This is an excellent set of sermons through the spiritual warfare section. I highly recommend it to my brothers and sisters. The warfare we are engaged in 24/7. These sermons will aid you in the battle.
Great Sermon! Wow! What an excellent sermon and a wake up call for me. A lot of excellent content in this sermon. Brothers and sisters, we are at war. We need to cloth ourselves in Christ and be vigilant against the devils schemes.
Great Sermon! For about 15 years, Iâ€™ve struggled with seamingly uncontrollable anxiety. It waxes and wanes. My desire of late is to destroy this fear bug. This sermon is an excellent exposition of the root of fears and how they are to be mortified. For those of you who struggle with the sin of fear and worry, add this sermon to your arsenal. AND DONT LISTEN TO THE WORLD, that fear and anxiety are simply chemical problems. What a lie!! Immerse yourself in Godâ€™s truth and cling to Christ, His church and the means of grace.
Ive had some wonderful God given conversations on this forum. And some, not so much. My beliefs were challenged. Ive grown a lot and feel that I've interacted with some real saints. So, i praise the Lord for that. I really do. Its because of the new heart he put in me that i even looked into this to begin with. So praise the Lord. Again I say, praise the Lord.
I have to say... if everyone reads through the thread carefully, they would see that what is being said by me and John uk (correct me if im wrong john), is not a declaration of belief in the charasmatic way.
Thanks Chris. I determined some time ago that i would never conclude my beliefs in something until i was sure from scripture that it is so. How can that be unwise? I live by the meat of the word, the side dishes come with time. Going from morman to mild charasmatic to borderline wild charasmatic to more reformed(and being born again somewhere in the middle), i saw that most people studied the word with glasses that were provided by the camp they were in. And each camp had no reasonable(my opinion) explanations for certain scripture that challenged the views of their camp.
Bro... i don't find it troubling to ask these questions.
Thanks for the encouragement. Your last post to US is virtually spot-on with my take as well. In my opinion it seems that the cessationist view uses that one line as the backbone. But when reading that portion of scripture, one should stop and pause when it says knowledge will pass away as well.
And just as you say, I don't have all the answers. But an honest reading of the text seems to indicate Second Coming.
The Lord desires pure congregations. This is evident not only by the apostles letters to the churches. But most importantly you see how important it is to the Lord with the letters to the churches in Revelation. He needed to send them letters through John because of the sin in the camps. He was standing out side the door and knocking. Could it possibly be that the desensitization to sin caused a cessation? Not that the Cannon was closed therefore no more need for the gifts. But his people were closed so no congregation to give the gifts to?