Note source of story--a Christian magazine, not a liberal one. Reason for story: to instill fear in evangelical Christians who read it (liberals don't), maybe to get them to vote this time (they didn't turn out to vote for the Mormon guy). With so many Republicans, they will have their hands full trying to figure out who. But the big money support is going to Jeb Bush, so it looks like we are in for a repeat of the same old family dynasty politics that we thought we got past in 1776. Somehow I think anything political that is aired in the Christian media world is there for some ulterior purpose, that the Controllers of the Parties (the guys who count the dollars from the Big Contributors) have already settled the scores, and just need to move the voters to accept it as their own idea. If you venture into the secular media, you will find it nearly totally supportive of Democrats and belittling, besmirching any and all Republicans. I hate to sound pessimistic, but it just seems like everything is set in place, long before the elections roll around.
SteveR wrote: The Catholic Bishop around these parts is implicated in the latest RCC peadophile scandal, his only chance to persecute anymore people is to convert to zionazism and receive asylum in Israel
It isn't great that won't work, SteveR
Wikipedia wrote: In 1970, [Meyer] Lansky fled to Herzliya Pituah, Israel, to escape federal tax evasion charges. Although the Israeli Law of Return allows any Jew to settle in the State of Israel, it excludes those with criminal pasts. Two years after Lansky fled to Israel, Israeli authorities deported him back to the U.S. The U.S. government brought Lansky to trial with the testimony of loan shark Vincent "Fat Vinnie" Teresa, an informant with little or no credibility. Lansky was acquitted in 1974.
So, it wouldn't help this fellow, most bishops are too stupid and ignorant to be accepted into Israel, I don't think any American bishop has ever been put in jail, though quite a few them deserve, they're just too powerful, Americaâ€™s Catholic Bishops. This was written in 1967, they are much more richer and venal now.
Well when these so called scientists can go out to a swamp and hit it with an electrical charge and then show me a cell that can reproduce itself into a human, then I might pay attention to them. The more mankind understands Godâ€™s miraculous creation, the more they think they are godlike, even if they donâ€™t use that term. Oh, and after this electrical charge produces a cell, then of course it has to be able to produce a separate male and then a female; with different body parts. These people may be very intelligent, but they are very very unwise to mess with Godâ€™s perfect creation. They can modify it; nothing more and nothing less.
KK wrote: Good day to you Frank and all others posting here on SermonAudio
And a good day to you as well!
Thanks for your response, but I never questioned your salvation, rather I questioned your worldview as to how that salvation is played out in our culture and in the cultures of the world. I did ponder whether or not your Christian worldview was part of the dummying down of the gospel that all of us would have to admit has happened. I still think it is part of the dummying down process. I AM NOT, NOR HAVE I EVER QUESTIONED YOUR SALVATION.
Now, I have never criticized those who choose not to vote. The only one I have criticized is Jim from Lincoln who voted for Obama and then claims he is saved. I thought my reasons for not voting were according to scripture. I think that Palin confuses the professing church like few others have done and the church of our Lord is more important to me than those who reside here. The fact that you obviously objected to my comments concerning my reasons for not voting means that you are likely confused by her and the Huckabees of this world as well. She is a dominionist and you also sound like a dominionist to me, but this forum will never be able to resolve those issues.
Now, John Y., have you seen Catholicism Crisis of Faith (54 Minute YouTube video) A James McCarthy Video? Look at it then you can telly your "Glorious Leader" as per the comic strip "Grin & Bear It," that he should look at it too and then both of you can get rid of what ails both of you!
At the very least get on the Vatican website, point out what a good Catholic you are and send him the URL, The Pope and the Papacy.
Covenanter wrote: John; Here is the Christian teaching on the satanic Arminian ideology of so called "free will"
Why should I want learn about Arminianism?
I don't believe in free willism.
Why should I want learn about HyperCalvinism?
I don't believe in that nonsense.
Tell you what, stick to the Biblical Doctrines of Free and Sovereign Grace, and it will be better for you.
And also, you might like to listen to twenty of Charles Haddon Spurgeon's gospel sermons here on SA. It might just help you to grasp things a bit better. Then you could listen to twenty sermons by Henry T Mahan, and a few more by George Whitefield. Then listen to an account of revival by Duncan Campbell, concerning the Isle of Lewis Awakening.
Then, if you want to come to realise you are fast asleep in Zion, and need to wake up, have a watch of The Revival Hymn on You Tube. It will help you to see what real Christianity is all about. Thank you very much.
John UK wrote: Alas, he's a bit like the fig tree in the parable which bore no good fruit
John Here is somebody else who "bears no good fruit"
"The Disturbing Teachings of John Wesley" http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=11910185240
Also:- "In a letter to his brother Charles in June 1766, the Arminian evangelist John Wesley, now in his sixties, confesses that he does not and never did love God, believe or have the direct witness of divine sonship or even of things invisible or eternal. Read for yourself." http://www.sermonaudio.com/new_details3.asp?ID=13559
Good day to you Frank and all others posting here on SermonAudio
In response to your query let me just state this to clarify for you who I am at heart â€“ â€“ â€“ I believe in God the father Almighty, I believe in his only begotten son who was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary â€“â€“ I believe Jesus lived a perfect life of obedience to God indwelt by the Holy Ghost and that he was scourged and bore the stripes that I (we all) deserve â€“â€“ I believe Christ hung on the cross and died my sins and for the sins of the whole world â€“â€“ I believe that a rose on the third day, that he descended into the lower parts and that he ascended and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty ever making intercession for me and all who are "IN" Christ â€“â€“ and now through him we receive the gift of the Holy Ghost...
So there it is â€“ â€“ â€“ that's all you need to know about me
PS â€“ â€“ I see where you stated you did not vote in 2008 now this is just my personal opinion but those who don't vote I just don't feel they have the right to criticize or give their input because I just don't participate â€“ â€“ â€“ but hey that's just me
John; Here is the Christian teaching on the satanic Arminian ideology of so called "free will"
WCF 9/3. Man, by his fall into a state of sin, hath wholly lost all ability of will to any spiritual good accompanying salvation;a so as a natural man, being altogether averse from that good,b and dead in sin,c is not able, by his own strength, to convert himself, or to prepare himself thereunto.d a. John 15:5; Rom 5:6; 8:7. â€˘ b. Rom 3:10, 12. â€˘ c. Eph 2:1, 5; Col 2:13. â€˘ d. John 6:44, 65; 1 Cor 2:14; Eph 2:2-5; Titus 3:3-5.
5. The will of man is made perfectly and immutably free to good alone, in the state of glory only.a a. Eph 4:13; Heb 12:23; 1 John 3:2; Jude 1:24.
FYI John:- "Arminianism: The Road to Rome! Exposing the Jesuits, the Papacy, John Wesley, the Anabaptists, etc." http://www.sermonaudio.com/new_details3.asp?ID=7792
1 Corinthians 1 26 For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; 27 but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, 28 and the base things of the world and the despised, God has chosen, the things that are not, that He might nullify the things that are, 29 that no man should boast before God.---NASB
So, this is a fun distraction. Americans are gaga over British royalty, well because they aren't ours anymore. (Charles and Camilla, though, you can keep. ) I hope someone exposes them to the Gospel, I would add.
Ah, SteveR, in this country, don't get the attention of the local Catholic bishop, even if you aren't Catholic, you'll find out what persecution is.
Covenanter wrote: We the elect don't worry to much about persecution John, because .....
Ah, a secret Christian, eh, Hyper Man Super Dooper Calvinistic Secret Disciple who does nothing for the kingdom of God yet expects to be received into the eternal felicity.
Sure, that is very much like the religion of the Pharisees, who got some things right, and imagined themselves God's elect because born a Jew.
One of God's ministers got it right when he said: NO CROSS - NO CROWN
Claiming to be one of God's elect is fine by me, but there should be evidences of regeneration, such as not telling lies etc.
But then, Presby Bigots can't see any further than their dusty documents, in which they immerse themselves (baptizo) and get enough brainwashing to last a lifetime.
But then, there are mighty fine Presbies, who are born again by the will of God, who love their brethren in other circles who are also born again by the will of God, looking forward to being with the entire church in eternity, still looking to the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world. I think of the Free Presbies of Ulster, who are mighty in going out into the world to preach the gospel to every creature. Sure, it is evidence of obedience to Christ.
Martin Luther wrote: "When I die, I want to be a ghost...So I can continue to pester the bishops, priests and godless monks until that they have more trouble with a dead Luther than they could have had before with a thousand living ones.
, taken from, The Reluctant Revolutionary Mike of N.Y., we really can't forget Luther was a man of intemperate speech, and I know of one ex-Lutheran that Luther had made it across the line because as Michael H., has so well pointed out, the definition of a Christian (probably the absolute minimum} are the 5 Solas, What are the â€śfive solas,â€ť and what do they mean? He was hardly a man of temperate speech, nor did he give up some the Romist practices such as "magical" properties of water baptism, q.v., nor unfortunately, or his virulent anti-Semitism, Martin Luther Revisited Luther was not a model Christian, we hope he cross the finish line, but many have their doubts that he suceeded.