Dopey wrote: 1 Corinthians 10:12 KJV Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
Dopey Maybe a whole lot of us ought to do some serious consideration and humble praying in regards to the verse you referenced. (Kind of relates a whole lot more than we might like to face, to what Jesus said to the church at Sardis in Rev 3:1-6)
Blessing to all born again of the Holy Spirit as we grow in the obedience of faith that takes us into our prayer closets and then out into the streets in the Power of the Spirit to witness the gospel to lost sinners
Lurker wrote: I could be mistaken but my assessment of John Yurich, having observed his posting patterns for nearly ten years, is he fits the character Dustin Hoffman portrayed in the 1988 movie Rain Man.... an autistic savant. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autism "It is distinguished not by a single symptom, but by a characteristic triad of symptoms: impairments in social interaction; impairments in communication; and restricted interests and repetitive behavior." This is not meant to be a put-down or an insult, JY, just how I perceive you based on your repetitive writing style and I could be totally mistaken. However, if I'm right or close to right it may be helpful if you'd let us know. Many of us have aired what many consider dirty laundry. It's not a sign of weakness but of praising God for what He, in His mercy, has done for us.... lifting us from the miry pit we could not escape from on our own. It may make a world of difference in how your comments are perceived/received.
I do not have autism as I have a slightly above normal intelligence and I have an Associate of Arts degree.
Christopher, No the Mass is not a continual and literal re-sacrifice of Christ. I have never believed that even before I embraced Jesus as Savior.
Christopher000 wrote: Good comments. Thing is that we are told that many, in the end, will say,"but I did this, I did that", only to be told, "...I never knew you" and cast away for all eternity. The point here is that all of these people are believers. They all claim to embrace Christ; even having done this and that in His name. This should cause all to do some introspection. Are responses to alter calls, claiming to embrace Christ, and someone telling us we are born again really enough?
2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
Christopher000 wrote: Michael H Wrote: "If God is not real, why do you hate Him so much. Good point, Michael, and that is always my thought and point on these matters.
Christopher000 I am much in the learning process myself and all too often and too long I can be thick headed and need to get back into the, let me say roots of our faith.
Here is what I am relearning with a whole lot more clarity.
In apologetics, such as the Movie "God is Not Dead" we have been led to approach apologetics on the basis of evidence treating the lost as if they were neutral and only needed the correct evidence to convince them 'God exists' where they would fall down and become Christians.
This is not so, they know God is real and in wilfull hateful Deliberate Depravity suppress and seek to stamp out that knowledge from their lives and any reminder of it from others
So in our love for the lost, and we must love them, we need to put away any coddling of sinner in our witness to them.
Hard to put into words, essentially: To be FEARLESS witnesses OF THE TRUTH(with conviction of martyrs) hell fire preachers...in whom they can see and know we weep and pray for them that they do not die unrepentant and unbelieving in their sins and go into hell forever
Lurker wrote: I could be mistaken but my assessment of John Yurich, having observed his posting patterns for nearly ten years, is he fits the character Dustin Hoffman portrayed in the 1988 movie Rain Man.... an autistic savant.
1 Corinthians 1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
1 Corinthians 1:20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
1 Corinthians 1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
Mike wrote: Bro John, haven't followed close enough to know, but is this a case of the love of money wins?
Well Mike, you know I don't know much about politics, but Westminster heavily subsidises Scotland, Wales, and NI. The Welsh are least supported, but are canny enough to know that without that help, they would not survive long. That is why they are going the devolution route, so as to avoid losing the subsidy. The Scots also take it into account, and is why I think they were fearful of "going it alone". Especially when "offers" of further devolution was coming from 10 Downing Street. They obviously thought that a better option.
The man in the street will nearly always place his vote in that which improves his bank balance, or does not make it worse. ____________
Are you happy today?
And you insist that a wise man will vote for an evil political party, especially as that party is less evil than the others.
Michael H Wrote: "If God is not real, why do you hate Him so much.
Good point, Michael, and that is always my thought and point on these matters. The world is working overtime these days to erase God from the equation; even expressing outright hatred, as you mentioned, towards a spirit they swear doesn't even exist anyway. To me, if they truly didn't believe, they wouldn't make it their lifes mission to mock, assault, and erase Him. Why do they care so much otherwise, and why is it that only the God of the bible who is being targetted. Never the moon god Allah, budda, Krischna, Rastafari, or even Satan himself. Only the Christian God is off limits.
Good comments all, and good question, Lurker. The reasons that brought you to your line of questioning is exactly why I persist. I would have hung the topic up with most others, but view this as a special case and is the reason I never labeled him as a "troll". Anyway, scriptural and unscriptural parts aside, let's remember what the mass itself is about. The mass is a continual and literal re-sacrifice of Christ because the church claims His once and for all, finished work on the cross was not sufficient to forgive all future sin, making His death non-effectual. This is what the mass is about, and for this reason alone, no born again Christian should be a part of it. Then there's a priest ordering Christ from heaven and into a piece of bread which is then worshipped. Mother Theresa: "...Isn't it wonderful that a priest can reduce God into something so small that He can be held between two fingers..."
Great Sermon! Well said justin! They use terms like "ignorant" and "stupid" to describe a group that dare believe the kjv is the completed word of God. Listening deeper, they just fall into the category of people who don't believe that there isa perfect word of God anywhere on earth. They make a big deal of "the Greek" when NOONE uses that Greek anymore. They also don't really touch on th fruit that the kjv has produced over the last 400 yrs. they also don't delve into the families of texts, etc, they also don't go into the translators of the kjv or the translation PROCESS they used. They end up merely sounding arrogant and mean in this podcast.
Jim Lincoln wrote: You're right, Mike of NY just ask me Another good article, http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/the-nice-isis-jihadist-next-door/print/. You could look again at these articles besides asking me. The Christian Right Movement is a disaster for the mission of Christians! ' "The Reconstructionist movement and its allies and offshoots, by substituting political and cultural action for the proclamation of the Gospel, by substituting eschatology for soteriology, and by mangling the Gospel itself, have become tools of Romanist political action" (3/02, The Trinity Review).' excerpt from, .com/~jbeard/bdm/Psychology/cor/notes_on.htm>Notes on Reconstructionism. Conservative Christians are overlooking SermonAudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=118121637304>The Inadequacy of Moralism and of political action. ://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm//dominion.htm>Dominion Theology/Kingdom Now/Reconstructionism is an anti-Biblical curse.
Well, it's about time this private entity is taken to task and held accountable just like anyone else. Ever since John Kennedy tried going against the Federal Reserve, they have been off limits, and without accountability. I wonder though how intense and in depth the audit will be or of it will just be for show.
Man, talk about double standards. They chain the doors so God can't get in, but unlock them for Satan to slither through and pass out his propaganda to the children. Interesting. What's also disturbing is the curiosity of kids and how they are attracted to things like this. When I was a kid, I was always drawn to the ads in the back of magazines that promised you special powers, magical influence over people, love potions, etc. Kids are curious and naive when it comes to Satans trickery, looking for things to set them apart, and especially susceptible to things like this if they are depressed, withdrawn or loners. Without Christian parenting, things like this can seem very inviting to kids who are trying to find their identity, or even just plain bored.
Christopher000 wrote: I could use this example to discuss how God is being systematically erased from the minds of the next generation, but that's nothing anyone doesn't know. What I will say, and this is only my opinion, is, "who cares...doesn't matter". I say this because, especially in ttoday's brave new world, these additions are as meaningless and useless as people still placing their hands on a bible and swearing not to lie, "so help me God" in a court of law. I never understood the requirement as if it's some magical phrase that puts people in some sort of a truth telling, or obediant trance. Most people who swear to God, or in this case, swear on something, so help me God, are not taking it even close to seriously and are just parroting "repeat after me" without thought.
Christopher000 RI Kind of reminds mof the the punch line in the imperfect fictional movie "God is NOT Dead"
"If God is not real, why do you hate Him so much."