This is essentially the false doctrine that God rebuked the false prophets of spreading in the days of Ezekiel: “And you have encouraged the wicked by promising them life, even though they continue in their sins.” –Ezekiel 13:22b. It is true that repentance is necessary for salvation and it does come before the forgiveness of sins. Therefore, I can only conclude that Brian McLaren is a dangerous teacher. So probably Eve, when she came to the tree, wasn’t even hungry. Now you’ll notice here that the Seed of the woman, according to this prophecy, was going to bruise the head of the serpent. In other words, the Roman Empire. 03:45 fall into chaos, into disarray. Instead of man having dominion, Satan took dominion. God’s Word is clear that one can so harden their heart that they will no longer hear the voice of God (Hebrews 3:6-14). Charles Spurgeon writes: Repentance is a discovery of the evil of sin, a mourning that we have committed it, a resolution to forsake it. 9And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. James warned that not many of us are to be teachers, for teachers will receive a stricter judgment (James 3:1). There is sometimes an ambiguous, feelings-oriented desire to experience God and also share in the lives of people as they seek to find God in their way. Now notice also what we find in Genesis chapter 1 and verse 31. Eve added to what God said. Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory? And this dragon wants to devour the Child as soon as the Child is born. And so, obviously, the Creator of the book of Genesis was none other than Jesus Christ. Where do women go when they die? And while it begins with repentance and baptism, conversion is a process—a lifelong process of change. So the end time remnant has faith; not any old kind of faith, but the faith of Jesus, the faith that Jesus had. As also when the jailer asked, “What shall I do to be saved?” Paul answered him truly, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” Acts 16:31. “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.” –John 3:36. Throughout the course of Christian history there have been different views about the identity of Melchizedek. And he understood the awesome responsibility of being the progenitor of the Messiah. Psalm 24:1, Psalm 24:1. Jesus says: Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. Now I would like us to just reflect upon the law of God for a moment. And therefore the characteristic of the justified person, is that they will be obedient to the Word of God, which includes obedience to the whole Law, for we know that Jesus came not to change it, but to fulfill it, that is to ratify, establish and teach it. It says there in Luke 3 verse 38: Very clearly Adam and Eve were created sons and daughters of God. “Any time someone makes you feel guilty about how you are living, that is part of the old system (pre-Christ).”. 2 Timothy 4:3, 4” Produced by Secrets Unsealed. (See Lev. Let me just review some of those elements. And now notice. I’ve done a lot of research on McLaren, reading his books, and I’m very sad to say that there are some serious problems. Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. Some Emerging Churches are environmentally focused, while others concentrate on local issues. This is My tree… you are not to use it for your own personal use. And so you have the kingdom going from Adam to Satan… sitting on the throne and exercising dominion because the devil usurped or stole the position of Adam. And by the way, this type of individual would be illustrated by the publicans and the sinners of Christ’s day. Bell claims that the Greek reads ‘aion’ (a noun), and ‘kolazo’ (a verb), in Matthew 25:46. What I mean by the synoptic gospels is Matthew, Mark, and Luke. John chapter 1 and verses 1-3. Notice Genesis 25:22, 23. Or, the straight gate and the narrow road that Jesus speaks of?”. In other words, “You’re not going to adopt Eliezer; Eliezer is not going to be your heir. 5:19-21, 6:7-9, Rev. McLaren, who prides himself on representing “a more intellectual approach to Christianity” ridicules Christian fundamentalists: “I don’t dislike fundamentalists, taken individually–they tend to be pretty nice folks. There’s very much exposition when it comes to this, but the verse which rarely receives much of a comment is verse 15. And then he leaves the door way, way open.”, “Forgiveness is unilateral. And the ten horns represent the ten divisions into which the Roman Empire was divided. ” Positive command… negative command. Not one soul will ‘inadvertently’ slip through the cracks and end up in Hell. It’s the first event that is described where we need faith in order to grasp it. Here we have a serpent holding a rational discussion with the woman. He’s speaking to Satan… to the devil… and notice what He says: Genesis chapter 3 and verse 15 speaks about two seeds. Jesus taught that those who desire to do the will of God would come to know who He is (John 7:17). We would call them ungodly. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: “mega church pastor has ignited a theological firestorm by suggesting that… all will be saved. Sin continues as part of the punishment and the ground for it.” (D.A. But he greatly errs is his insistence that God will eventually melt every heart and that God’s grace is ultimately irresistible. 3And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. I’m not going to read all of the verses, because we don’t have the time to read all of the verses. He says: Because the law… And some people say, See, the law is bad because it brings about wrath. Verse 6. But basically what we studied is that Adam and Eve sinned and gave up their position of dominion over the earth. Therefore it is as dogmatically stated as language can declare, that repentance is essential to salvationand that none could be saved apart from repentance, but it is included in believingand cannot be separated from it" (Lewis Sperry Chafer, Vital Theological Issues, Roy B. Zuck, General Editor, Kregel, Grand Rapids, 1994, p. 119). Such biblical faith and repentance meant that man was unable to offer God any personal righteousness or to add any merit to the work of Christ. It’s actually found in 1 Samuel chapter 17. You can go to the first and second articles that list a series of quotes from him. “Sanctify them through thy truth”, “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”, “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:”, “long-suffering to usward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”, “worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of”, “Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.”, “I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.”, “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”, “When He is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.”, “They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick.”, “the Scripture hath concluded [that is to shut up] all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.”, “if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”, “I hate vain thoughts, but Thy law do I love.”, “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.”, “now commandeth all men every where to repent; because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.”, “Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.”, “And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house, Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.”, “Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works; show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works.”, “Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?”, “Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? Revelation 12 begins in the Old Testament with this woman who is with Child. Repentance is necessary for MORAL people. Now the story that we’re going to study in our lecture today, is actually the story that comes immediately before the one that we studied last time. There was a meeting that took place in heaven. And it says this: Now in our lecture today we are not going to study everything relating to the Battle of Armageddon. This is not to say that he does not have some good ideas and some good insights, but he is not properly representing the core teachings of the Bible. If any person has the faith of Abraham, they will do the works of Abraham; and if anyone truly believes in the Lord Jesus Christ, they will bring forth works “meet for repentance.”. Incredibly, it appeared far more as though Martin Bashir was the informed pastor, and Rob Bell the novice. In fact, you know the interesting thing is that this is the only time between Revelation 3:21 and Revelation chapter 21 that Jesus clearly speaks in Revelation. As we have seen, Bell tells us that “no one” can resist God’s salvific will. (1 Pet. It’s critically important. What he professes is not the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. And what led to the corruption of the earth? The Bible tells us that as he was fleeing from home, he felt a deep burden of guilt, because of the sin that he had committed. Man was unable to believe, bound in his will, requiring the work of a gracious Savior. I have to commend Tony for admitting he was wishy-washy on the issue of sodomy. Now it’s interesting to notice that in Genesis 1:1 you have the very same elements that you have in John 1:1-3, because in Genesis 1:1 you have, In the beginning God created heavens and earth. 5And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven. is, because according to verse 3, they want to live according to their own lusts. We would like to begin our study today reviewing three prophecies that we have already gone over in this seminar. I think it would be a good idea for us to go back to the book of Genesis, because that’s where we find creation described. Ways of living we can enter into here and now. 1 Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying, 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 3:1). I believe that Melchizedek was actually a historical figure who comes on the scene and disappears from the scene very quickly. The fact is, Scripture teaches that it’s a sin to have sex outside the bonds of marriage. Rob Bell is changing the message of the Gospel for the sake of broadening his audience. He was involved with the lives of the disciples, interacted with them, grew very close to them and taught them by example, not just propositionally. Now for those of you who were not here for the previous lecture, I recommend that you get a copy of the hard copy as you go out this evening, because you’ll be able to review all of the details from our last lecture. Sure it was. Hebrews 11 and verse 5. So the moral ruler has a moral commandment or a moral law. And as a result they sinned, and the consequences of their sin were death, and suffering, and sorrow. Here we find a description of the relationship of Jesus with His Father. Something terrible had happened to this world as a result of sin. 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