Those whom God hath accepted in the beloved, effectually called and sanctified by his Spirit, and given the precious faith of his elect unto, can neither totally nor finally fall from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved, seeing the gifts and callings of God are without repentance, whence he still begets and nourisheth in them faith, repentance, love, joy, hope, and all the graces of the Spirit unto immortality; and though many storms and floods arise and beat against them, yet they shall never be able to take them off that foundation and rock which by faith they are fastened upon; notwithstanding, through unbelief and the temptations of Satan, the sensible sight of the light and love of God may for a time be clouded and obscured from them, yet he is still the same, and they shall be sure to be kept by the power of God unto salvation, where they shall enjoy their purchased possession, they being engraved upon the palm of his hands, and their names having been written in the book of life from all eternity.
We serve a good God. Paul tells us that and lets us get a tiny peek at the future. He tells us enough that any and everything we suffer for here on Earth for Christs sake will be more than worth it. Our future glory will be make the trails on Earth insignificant.
We begin with usual question... is there any continuity to what the pastor is doing? And how many questions has the HTRP collated? He says, three hundred. If we don't have the Immortality of Animals right then we're wrong on everything. When you look at Psalms 36, and other verses, and discover that you're wrong, sit down. Pastor has yet to hear a predestionationalist Calvinist who understands the truth of animals. Not all of them will outright teach annihilationism of animals but they believe it and just stay silent.
Job 1 and Job 2 is where we left off. You have this arena of Angels. One third are with Satan, and the Lord God is asking questions. Did Satan anticipate the question? We're in Job 1:6 and Jude 9. Can Angels rebuke Satan? Can we? Does Satan believe he could interfere with the resurrection of Christ? Resurrection is outside of time. God, having authority over time, will resurrect outside of time... instantaneously. Michael is unwilling to confront Satan in Jude 9, so what happened between then and Revelation 12:7? He has no problem there. So, what does Satan do? He retreats back to killing Jews. What changed? Did God involve Himself? The answer is what you'll want to listen for. Resurrection and Free Will are the only truths that are acceptable.
Of all the passages in the Bible, which is the most significant with regards to Satan? Genesis 3? Do Angels have the ability to repent? What do we repent of to be saved? Unbelief. And how does this disprove Calvinism? How does this tie into Job? 1 Corinthians 4:9 ties in too... and pastor adds in a lot more. But... there is more to this sermon.
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The human body is made up of numerous complex systems, but are we more than mere machines? And homo sapiens may share 99% of our DNA with chimpanzees, but are we more than mere animals? The Bible asserts that our fundamental nature is this, that we were made in the image of God. Our identity is not what others say of us – or even what we say of ourselves. We are who God says we are in Christ! And our lives have intrinsic worth because we reflect God, we are loved by God, and we are made to live with God forever.
Anything definition outside of the Lord's definition of marriage is unnatural, abhorrent and therefore monstrous. As Christians, we must not accept any definition of marriage outside of what Holy Writ has defined it as. When we do, we lose ground to Satan and thus cause confusion in our families, the church and our nation. No compromise when it comes to the sanctity of marriage!