Sharp Rebukes: The Right Way with the Right Result
Titus 1:13 KJV
This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
Galatians 2:10 KJV
But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.
2 Peter 3:15-16 KJV
And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
And he [Jesus Christ] said unto them [All the women and men at SermonAudio], He [and She] that hath ears to hear, let him [and her] hear.
And the ones of you, men and women, at SermonAudio that don't have ears to hear just keep on back biting each other and laying false charges against saved brothers and generally being as foolish as you currently are.
while certain of you will probably tear my last post apart, I am going out shortly to try and win some people for Christ. But what do I know, stupid me trying to reach people for my Lord.
What's the problem Troll Spotter? You are always belly aching about John Yurich and SteveR being bad Catholics and now you get a chance to showcase Pope Francis as a crummy representative of Jesus Christ and you don't want to accept the assignment but would rather waste your time calling me a Troll, and "liar" else where but I will deal with that false charge later today. If John Yurich and SteveR are the bad Catholics you keep show casing them as then what are you?
Exceptionally bad Protestant is the term that comes to view in my mind. John UK testified of you yesterday that you are saved so maybe the best term for you is "Exceptionally bad saved born again Protestant".
You also didn't want to give your Testimony about the Lord Jesus Christ when I gave you ample opprotunity yesterday, but again I will deal with that later.
Nat wrote: I think it would be more sin to divorce them and leave them without a supporting husband. It would be hard for the women to look after the kids and work to survive. Marriage is permanent and it's just unfortunate that he married more than one before he believed. Now he must live by example to others and to divorce all but one would be surely a stumbling block to them. It's like one guy in our church once said. .. To be truly repentant you must divorce your second wife and go back to the first. I think that's wrong. What if she's already married and has kids? And the Bible strictly says not to go back once you've divorced and been with another. It's definitely an interesting topic :-) What does everyone else think?
John Mark wrote: Pope Francis would be a good target for Troll Spotter. Pope Francis has a really bad testimony and does not represent the Lord Jesus Christ very well. Troll Spotter who is our number one spotter of Trolls could take up our cause and show how Pope Francis has an extremely bad testimony concerning the Lord Jesus Christ.
Frank wrote: Sorry, this is a little off topic. I have often wondered about this aspect of polygamy. You go into an African nation and witness to this fellow who has 5 wives and he receives Christ and is born again from above and truly wants to repent of all of his sins. You then tell him he can only have 1 wife and he has to divorce the other ones he has. Which ones does he divorce? His wives are no longer virgins and each has born children to him. What do you tell this new brother in Christ? Is it a sin to keep all of his wives even though having multiple wives is a sin?
There must be evangelists who have encountered this dilemma, Frank. It would be interesting to hear how they coped with such a situation. Perhaps it would be best to allow the Lord to speak to him and go from there, for "they that are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God".
Elmer K. Yoder wrote: It is interesting how the Calvinist boasts in his supposedly being predestinated, called out, enlightened, born again, etc.
What does God say?
Romans 8:30-31 KJV (30) Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. (31) What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Or are you talking about those who make the claim, but have not the corresponding true experience?
servant wrote: We must abide in christ and keep a single eye filled with his light.
Yes indeed. And I am interested to know how you accomplish that. Thank you.
Jim Lincoln wrote: those garments couldn't be any worse the brown scapular of the Roman Catholics "Another magnificent assurance of Salvation is Our Lady's Brown Scapular. One of the great mysteries of our time is that the great majority of Catholics either ignore or have forgotten the Blessed Virgin Mary's promise: "Take this Scapular, it shall be a sign of salvation, a protection in danger and a pledge of peace. Whosoever dies wearing this Scapular shall not suffer eternal fire." She further says: "Wear it devoutly and perseveringly. It is my garment. To be clothed in it means you are continually thinking of me, and I in turn, am always thinking of you and helping you to secure eternal life." See http://xcjournal.org/the-errors-of-catholicism/sabbatine-privilege/
This is the real John Yurich. You really do need psychological help and need to be put in a mental hospital if you believe that those stupid Mormon garments are similar to the garments of the Catholic Church. Mormonism does not worship Jesus as God and is a Cult whereas the Catholic Church has always worshiped Jesus as God and is not a Cult.
This is the real John Yurich. Francis is totally off of his rocker for being against the death penalty. The death penalty is sanctioned by the Bible and it saves the taxpayers money by not keeping alive in prison those convicted of first degree murder. I wish they would reinstate the death penalty in the state where I reside and start using the electric chair. I could easily throw the switch on the chair. I would turn the juice up full blast and state fry murderer fry.
"What was it that someone said about the slippery slope of special rights for the LGBTIQ community? Well, the cry for civil rights for pedophiles is now official.
Margo Kaplan, who teaches law at Rutgers University, used The New York Times as a platform to opine about the stigma pedophilia carries. The stigma, she laments, makes it difficult for adults with sexual attractions to children to get help.
Pointing to uncited research, Kaplan argues that pedophilia is not a choice but a mental disorder that may have neurological origins, sort of like being left-handed. She also bemoans that our current law is "inconsistent and irrational" in dealing with pedophiles. When it comes to public policies that might help people with pedophilia come forward and seek treatment before they offend, she is troubled that the law omits pedophilia from protection."
I read the book about six years ago, before I was even saved. Id have to read it again now that I have the Holy Spirit to help me discern truth from error to give you a better assessment. But, since we are promised to be saved from hell, I have a hard time believing God would make one of his elect experience it, just to warn others. Especially since scripture teaches that if they will not hear Moses and the prophets, they wont be persuaded by someone who experienced it first hand.
Augustine wrote: The same divine authority that forbids the killing of a human being establishes certain exceptions, as when God authorizes killing by a general law or when He gives an explicit commission to an individual for a limited time.
The agent who executes the killing does not commit homicide; he is an instrument as is the sword with which he cuts. Therefore, it is in no way contrary to the commandment, 'Thou shalt not kill' to wage war at God's bidding, or for the representatives of public authority to put criminals to death, according to the law, that is, the will of the most just reason.