Scripture Reading: Lamentations 1:12 [Is it] nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted [me] in the day of his fierce anger.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And [that] he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 17:13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, [and] they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.
Hebrews 12:12-13 (KJV)
Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;  And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
Will God perfect us in a twinkling of an eye when Jesus returns, or will Jesus perfect us in this present world?
By Paul Godfrey Audio: mp3 - youtube
This is a continuation of last weeks sermon, and asks the questions:
Are you relying on your position in a church for salvation? What is Babylon? This sermon covers how the modern church is repeating history. This is not designed to make people leave any organisation, but rather for them to leave what Babylon actually is… in some cases people may be forced to leave their churches, however this is not the purpose of this sermon. This is for every Adventist no matter what strand… be it Reform / IMS / liberal SDA / conservative SDA / Independant: we need to stop squabbling and name calling and learn from the past. We need to look at ourselves and see if we be in the faith.
1 Corinthians 10:10-12 (KJV)
Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.  Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.  Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.