No need to worry If we define patriotism as love of country, we need not worry about idolatrous patriotism in the US. It has never been at a lower place. Today’s idolatry is in worship of government.
To the point The spirit of antichrist has been ongoing from the serpent tempting in Eden, and often made evident by individuals mentioned as the sons of Belial in the OT, but did continue manifesting throughout the NT against Christ incarnate through individuals as Judas, Herod, or the pharisies for instance, and since then it has had many other manifestations as the papacy among others. Sadly many fences are going down in institutions that knew better in the past, and many due to the constant subtil political lobby of Rome in the USA are being deceived. "Little children, ... ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; ..." "that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world."
Great Sermon! I love this straightforward “old time”Christianity!!! Only through our confession of the Lordship of Christ over our lives do we find salvation!!! And to think this sermon was delivered in 2000, and that Dr. Cairns died just months ago. What a gift to the world his preaching was/is!!!
Great Sermon! Thank you for this sermon. You are a faithful minister. I like how you explained the gospel. The law is powerless to change us. It is only the gospel that does that. You comments on perfectionism were very good too. We sin even when we are really doing anything. Our whole nature is corrupt. Thank you again for doing this sermon!
Great Sermon! Perfect diagnosis on today’s western Christianity, counts it normal to be among thorns. Grieving the Holy Spirit.
Mar 4:18-19 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
God help us all!