This was the Sunday morning message from Princess Chapel Church in Ashland, KY by the Pastor, Douglas Salyer. This sermon was titled; "THE BONDAGE OF THE WILL."
The main text used was taken from the Gospel of John 17:1-3. The High Priestly Prayer of Jesus, the key verse is verse number two.
As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
Martin Luther, the Augustinian Monk, that almost 500 years ago on October 31, 1517 nailed his 95 theses to the Universityâ€™s Chapel door in Wittenberg, Germany wrote â€śThe Bondage of the Will,â€ť in 1525.
This work is still in print today. Under the title on the first page of the reading are the words, â€śWhat the Scriptures Teach.â€ť
It is so sad how the so called evangelical churches in the world of today have gotten so far, far away from the truth of the Scripture.
Men will stand behind the sacred stand, open this hallowed book, then utter unholy and heretical words such like that man is a â€śfree, moral, agent.â€ť But my friend, he is not, Not by any means, The Bible teaches otherwise.
Ephesians 2:1-3 tells us that we are: - A Spiritual Corpse: -dead in trespasses and sins. Spiritually Cursed: -walked according to the course of this world. Spiritually Condemned: - you were by natural a child of wrath, even as others also.
Free â€“ Moral â€“ Agent; where is the morality in that of such a fallen, profane creature?
This sort of creature without Godâ€™s grace will reject His truth, they will reject His holiness because the will is indeed in bondage.
We are not free, nor moral, so therefore we need an Agent, that agent is Christ.
Pastor Douglas Salyer has served in the ministry since 1998. He has previously served as an elder, lay teacher, evangelist, Youth and Associate Pastor. He was the former Senior Pastor of Princess Chapel Church in Ashland, Kentucky from August 2012 to August 2019. Douglas Salyer,...