Mike Gendron wrote: Biblical Truth Mixed with Catholic Error There are many Roman Catholic traditions that nullify the Word of God and deny the sufficiency of Christ's atonement, but none so flagrant as the practice of indulgences. Rome teaches that Jesus Christ completely paid the eternal punishment for sin, but then states a temporal punishment still remains to be paid by indulgences. This would be like a father completely paying off the outstanding debt of his daughter's car loan and the bank insisting the monthly payments must continue.
Notice "Christian" is highlighted in, The Puritans' "Christian" Agenda), if you read the article, you can see it certainly wasn't Christian. Puritanism was so deeply flawed that it collapsed.
If one wants to give praise to anyone in New England let it be,
History Channel wrote: The political and religious leader Roger Williams (c. 1603-1683) is best remembered for founding the state of Rhode Island and advocating separation of church and state in Colonial America. His views on religious freedom and tolerance, coupled with his disapproval of the practice of confiscating land from Native Americans, earned him the wrath of his church and banishment from the colony. Williams and his followers settled on Narragansett Bay, where they purchased land from the Narragansett Indians and established a new colony governed by the principles of religious liberty and separation of church and state....
Norman Geisler wrote: This is something that Rome with all its layers of tradition has lost. Thomas Aquinas (13th cent.), who was more of a pre-Protestant, taught the Bible verse by verse. But what we know of as âRomanâ Catholicism today, with its belief in works being necessary for salvation, the veneration of and prayers to Mary, the worship of the consecrated host, buying indulgences, Purgatory, adding apocryphal books (which supports praying for the dead) to the inspired Scripture, and bowing to the infallibility of the Pope, simply cannot compete with the simplicity of the evangelical Gospel: âBelieve on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be savedâ (Acts 16:31).
You can read the above, Norm isn't as hostile to the Romish Church as he should be
Come on, Jim. You often post links and make no comment. That way you can always say you didn't comment on it. Except the fact is, you let the link comment for you. Though as you say you "could have" posted it if Hillary had won, odds are very great you wouldn't have.
By the way, why on Earth would Putin want Trump to win? Your link says they thought he would take a softer approach to Russia. How's that phony stuff working out?
Also from your link: "The current and former U.S. officials spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the Russian documentsâ classified status. They declined to discuss how the United States obtained them. U.S. intelligence agencies also declined to comment on them."
Don't you love anonymous sources? And made up revelations? Says it all, doesn't it?
In Federalist No. 2, John Jay called us a âband of brethrenâ and âone united peopleâ who shared the same ancestors, language, religion, principles, manners, customs.
Seventy years later, the brethren went to war with one another, though they seem to have had more in common in 1861 than we do today.
Forty percent of Americans now trace their ancestral roots to Latin America, Asia and Africa. The Christian component of the nation shrinks, as the numbers of Muslims, Hindu, atheists, agnostics grow. We have two major languages now. Scores of other languages are taught in schools.
Not only do we disagree on God, gays and guns, but on politics and ideology, morality and faith, right and wrong. One-half of America sees the other as âa basket of deplorables. âŚ racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic âŚ bigots.â
Democracy requires common ground on which all can stand, but that ground is sinking beneath our feet, and democracy may be going down the sinkhole with it.
Where liberals see as an ever-more splendid diversity of colors, creeds, ethnicities, ideologies, beliefs and lifestyles, the Right sees the disintegration of a country, a nation, a people, and its replacement with a Tower of Babel.
Visions in conflict that democracy cannot reconcile"
Everybody apart from Jim Lincoln, knew that Obama, Hillary and the Democrats were corrupt, insidious and Liberalist. Liberalist being the most toxic part of the disease.
Of course Liberalism has seeped into every political ideology to corrupt and pervert it. Democrats, Independents, socialists, and others have been perverted by the poison of Liberalism, some more so than others. The end result is a political ideology which is subverted from what it traditionally held as views, creeds and dogmas, and metamorphosed into a shadow of its formal self, with barbs.
With this obvious knowledge in mind, - for Obama and Hillary to collude with the Russians or anybody else that might assist (eg Muslims) it really is no surprise.
Because of the malignant virus of Liberalism having taken over the Democrats their favourite political instrument used in the conflict are WMD and just as toxic. No holds barred and no prisoners.
Ned Parker, Jonathan Landay and John Walcott wrote: A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine votersâ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S. officials told Reuters.
They described two confidential documents from the think tank as providing the framework and rationale for what U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded was an intensive effort by Russia to interfere with the Nov. 8 election....
Yes, I did Mike. If I remember correctly I made no comment on it then either. I could have just as easily posted it if Hillary had won the election too. It is wondering out loud if Teddy might had a point?
Since, "Two wrongs make a right" , which seems to be the current trend here on SA and no doubt the House Committee who is supposed to be studying such things. I present the above article. This makes everything okay if Mr. Brennan actually had done what was said.
religious aspects of the law are widely seen as a gesture of solidarity from the Kremlin to the Russian Orthodox Church.
âThe Russian Orthodox Church is part of a bulwark of Russian nationalism stirred up by Vladimir Putin,â David Aikman, history professor and foreign affairs expert, told CT in July. âEverything that undermines that action is a real threat, whether thatâs evangelical Protestant missionaries or anything else.â
However, earlier this month the Orthodox churchâs top Moscow lawyer did state that a courtâs decision to fine the Salvation Army and destroy its improperly marked publicationsâ including 40 Bibles and hundreds of songbooks and hymnalsâwas a âgreat overreach.
-/ Putin conceded in September during elections that the unpopular law may need to be âadjusted to not put people in a difficult position.â
Those difficult positions include:
being charged for not using a churchâs full name on phone bills. allowing children onto a playground within hearing distance of sermons. handing out New Testaments on a train. All are accusations that have been made against Protestants under the new law, reported Forum 18 in its analysis of all cases thus far.
" law" requires missionaries to have permits, makes house churches illegal..? Disobey.
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Thank you Holywell church ...For your labor of love, the Lord has blessed you to be part of his work. I have been helped time and time again by these sermons- please be encouraged.
Ezekiel Hopkins; "Where the unveiled glories of the Deity shall beat full upon us, and we forever shall sun ourselves in the smiles of God."
What a blessing these truths are to Gods children!
And why has the leaks gone dark? Because Attorney General Sessions has a plate full, finding and removing 400,000 criminal illegal aliens from the United States, building a case against the Obama cancer that permeates the federal, removing thousands of federal employees from the work force. And how could the latter happen quickly? Allow a government shutdown on April 27,2017, and negotiate a reduction in force at 15%. Have all non essential employees reapply for their eliminated job. Steve Bannon could then resign and have a big smile on his face as he leaves.