Few have ever been born of nobility. Even fewer have been born princes. But only one was ever born a King. And at the moment of his birth, the kings of this world felt the threat of his political power.
Joshua thoroughly crushed all the strongholds of the Canaanite kings, and in this sense, Joshua took the whole land. However, there were still many small towns and villages remaining. It was the task of each individual tribe to fight and plunder the land that was specifically apportioned to them as their inheritance. If these tribes failed to do so, it …
“Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.” (Hebrews 3:12 ESV)
It is one thing to salute the doctrine of God’s sovereignty, it is quite another to joyfully submit to God’s sovereign providence as it unfolds in our lives.
A brief word about heresy, unbiblical doctrine, and differing eschatological views.
All Christians believe Jesus will ultimately prove to be victorious. The difference is merely a matter of how Christ will bring about his victory. Will Jesus win Despite the church (premillennialism)? Or will Jesus win THROUGH his church (postmillennialism)? *Don’t mind the sweat. Pastor Joel’s air conditioning went out, and he was preaching up a storm.