Fear & Worship

Liberty Baptist Church is dispensational. While dispensationalism cannot be distilled down to a mere statement, dispensationalism is certainly not less than seeing a clear distinction between Israel of the Old Testament and the church of the New Testament. That said, if we draw too sharp a contrast between the testaments and the peoples of God, we could enter into problems like defining different ways of salvation depending on the dispensation. We should never minimize the distinction. However, because we the church, Israel, and all the saved of all time are all peoples of God, we would expect to see similarities in our relationship with God and God’s work in our lives. And so we do. We see an emphasis on the just living by faith in both the Old Testament and the New. We can point to evidence of regeneration and transformation that spans the testaments, and we recognize some work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of everyone whom God has redeemed. Another carry-over between dispensations is the music of God’s people. Of course, the psalms of Scriptures which have been sung by both Israel and the church come to mind, but another example of a song for all God’s people is found in Revelation 15:3-4. Those who endure through the beast’s persecution and stand victorious (whether in heaven or earth) sing the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb. In other words, we have recorded in Revelation 15 a supra-dispensational song, one that spans dispensations, to be sung by all God’s people. As peoples of God, we can join with Moses, Jesus’s disciples, our own church, and tribulation saints to sing of our God’s great and marvelous works, His true and righteous ways, and the guarantee of the eventual subordination of all things under Christ. This is one of the awe-inspiring blessings of our fellowship with God, and so we keep the song going. It was passed to us from the generations before us and we will send it on to generations to come for the glory of the immortal, invisible, only wise God! –Pastor Rory

Sunday at Liberty

9AM: 1 John 2:18-27–Confessing Jesus as Christ

10AM: Pastor Nate–Fear & Worship–Revelation 15:1-8 (sermon notes)

6PM: Evening Gathering at the Schaeffers’–The Song of Moses–Deuteronomy 32:1-7

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