Clarification Emphasis in holiness and biblical obedience is not a choice but a must. The effect of grace, (justification) in the heart, compels the believer to this. Sanctification is the token of true regeneration, without which no one shall see the Lord.
Neo-calvinists make grace cheap, if lessening the biblical demands of mortifying the flesh, which by the way, includes putting into submission the pride of self-righteousness suggested in the message. 2 Cor. 7:1 commands us to perfect holiness. ‚ÄúHaving therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.‚ÄĚ
from United States
Great Sermon! Great reminder, thank you.
from Asheville nc
Great Sermon! Thank you for this message which so desperately needs to be heard due to the distortion of grace preaching ( "ye shall not surely " die OSAS a la Jude 3) that we hear today from modern preachers who are tickling people 's ears for a living. The Bible says without holiness we will not see God. that means more than loss of rewards , but your eternal soul in the lake of fire. I am not feeling self-righteous, but am begging the Lord every day to give me the grace (the ability/power from him) to endure to the end and to sin not. I certainly don't trust myself. even Paul was concerned about not being a castaway.
The Reverend Richard D. Phillips was elected senior minister by the congregation of Second Presbyterian Church, on April 15, 2007. He came to Greenville from First Presbyterian Church of Coral Springs/Margate, FL, where he served as senior minister since 2002. Previously, he...