Great Teaching! I've been thinking--â€ťDanger, Will Robinson, danger!â€ť--man does not like his God-given name because it defines him as a being that is tied to the earth. This name reminds him that he is not the Elohim or even a god. So, he is always (like at the tower of Babel) trying to change his name, that which defines him, to a name that means he is more than man, to a name that's great. But there is only One Who has the right to change our name, the One Who has the Name that is above all names: the Lord Jesus Christ, the One that named man.
Umm...your â€śinstant language dayâ€ť comment/joke made it seem like God was caught off guard and had to tweak His plan, and I know from your other messages that you don't, in even a teeny-weeny way, believe that.
Thank you, Dr. Sanders, for making me think about things that I'd accepted without giving any thought about it and hadn't realized that I had.
Great Teaching! My speculation :-) when I came to this part in Genesis: Oh, I see. Cause he had to bring an offering to God from the fruits of his labor, Cain just yanked something out of the ground, so to speak. (I thought of Malachi 1 where God said the priest were contemptuously serving/offering sacrifices to Him.) Abel, showing how he felt about God, was real careful about his offering. He brought to God the first--and the best of the first--of the â€śfruitsâ€ť of his labor.
Question: Dr. Sanders, what is your source for â€śworthlessâ€ť and â€śstrength?â€ť I've been looking and can't seem to find those meanings for the names Abel and Cain.
I didn't know, until I sat down and thought about it, because of eschatology being used as a big money maker, and the eschatological arguing, I had become rather end-time weary. I am so glad, Dr. Sanders, that I took a chance and â€śpeeked behindâ€ť your end-time titles.
Great Teaching! Our Totally Sovereign God, Our Accuser, Our Flesh and Dispensational Premillennialism
Dr. Sanders, actually you need a title that's at least a million characters long to convey what you're teaching. :-)
A Very Good Message! This is the moral thinking of a multitude of people in the USA. Underneath the anger is fear. And in Christendom the majority honor the Lord with their lips but their hearts' loyalty is somewhere else.
The Fundamentalists I've recently finished reading two booklets by the late Pastor John E. Ashbrook that provide some insightful details about what took place within the Fundamentalist camp. They are â€śAxioms of Separationâ€ť and â€śThe New Neutralism II.â€ť
Maybe a Second or Two in Heaven,Yes? From this message and some previous messages in the series I have a better understanding about the physical aspect of our resurrected bodies and everlasting life on earth after the Lord's return, but find it hard not to think of our being in heaven if we die before His return. Thinking of this in light of the Lord's physical ascension into heaven (Acts 1:9-11), Stephen seeing Him in heaven (Acts 7:55-56), and Paul saying that to be at home in the body is to be absent from the Lord/to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord (2 Cor 5:6-8).
Dr. Sanders and My Mother So, as I'm listening to Dr. Sanders' questions I'm suddenly hearing my late mother's voice. The questions he's asking my mother would ask like this: â€śWho's telling you this?â€ť â€śWhere did they get their information?â€ť â€śWhy are they telling you this?â€ť â€śAre they meaning the same thing when they use that word?â€ť And she would say: â€śJust because they've written a book doesn't make them right.â€ť I am remembering that even â€ślearnedâ€ť men, those we look to as being an authority/a scholar/a researcher, can believe stupid things and interpret information based on that belief. Thanks, Dr. Sanders, for this reminder.