Then lets add another subject, shall we? Does SA have to include what Rick Warren had for lunch today or how frequent Billy Graham needs help to the restroom before someone adds a link about the inadequacy of bran flakes to this news item?
Pennned,if you celebrate the pagan Easter,then you do so using a name of the babylonian goddess. "Easter" is correct in the KJV Bible and it does refer to a type of resurrection...that of Tammuz not Christ.Why do you think the heathens wept for Tammuz for 40 days,which is conveniently twisted into lent or lint,whichever,they both refer to something that should be removed. This info is easy enough to find if one is not hard headed and wise in their own eyes. And,I would love to know where the pagans got the name "Easter" if not from its babylonian celebration. Please explain that. We certainly know that they didn't lift it from the Bible and they don't celebrate Christ. I suppose if it was the word "marriage" that was in dispute that the die hard conservatives would be defending it to death but as it is only a corrupted "celebration" of Christ and it does appeal to our fleshly nature and pride,we can ignore it. After all,we have to find some common ground with the RC church.Bunnies don't lay eggs btw and pretending that they're "resurrection" eggs doesn't sanctify them either.
SteveR wrote: 1. I think the RCC is Christian, and it is the demands of their members that has enshrined idolatry.
2. How many people in your Church know Purim is this week? They should.
Steve even the JW's call themselves Christian but they are unbiblical and heretic. 1. The RCC is idolatrous, heretic, blasphemous they even worship the dead. The word Christian is the Greek for Christ-Follower - The RCC do not follow Christ and many of their ideologies are unbiblical. They are at the very least False Witness.
2. Purim??? That's Jewish OT. I thought you were contending for the Roman church which God rejected in His Reformation of the 16th Century.
Van Shorlea wrote: But that is no excuse to concoct a religion out of it.
I like your comment. Not only is it not a reason to concoct a religion out of it, it is also no excuse for practicing idolatry, which the RCC does. All of us are guilty of doing adolatrous things, but the RCC practices and defends what they do. Remember SteveR will defend the system behind the idolatry at all costs. Notice he blamed the members and not the system. He is part of the emergent church movement and that is simply the way they think.
Mike wrote: Great idea. Who wants to be known merely as a protester against the RCC? Though naturally one who does see himself primarily as said protester, will say the last Antichrist is the pope. I do hope you're not too disappointed if the Antichrist turns out to be a political, not a religious leader.
Like a political leader that will promise 1st world living standards to 3rd world children in return for political devotion?
luther wrote: I'm a protestant and the antichrist is the Pope. So, if you don't want this teaching then protestant in you is dead and stop calling yourself a protestant.
Great idea. Who wants to be known merely as a protester against the RCC? Though naturally one who does see himself primarily as said protester, will say the last Antichrist is the pope. I do hope you're not too disappointed if the Antichrist turns out to be a political, not a religious leader.
Interesting. When did I say that I didn't have sympathy with people who had organic problems such as schizophrenia?
I remember one of the most interesting professors I had --oh and I had more courses in therapeutic side of psychology, then the typical Psychiatrist has had or at least at the time I got my degree-- so I do know something about it. He pointed out that caring, personal attention was one of the best treatments for schizophrenia. I think he had something, I don't think a lot of the other professors did.
Yes, and I would have pointed out to Jessica--as an armchair psychotherapist-- it would have been much better to have kept quiet about her illness and to have acted as normal as possible. Also, there are drugs out their that control the symptoms of schizophrenia. Many have been helped by them to function normally in society. From what I see, anorexia nervosa may have some ties to schizophrenia, something that again a doctor or psychiatrist should be consulted on.
Dolores wrote: Jessica, I sense you have the same heart for the perscuted church as well. Your spirit and posts speak comfort and blessings as well to me. I have a prayer request as well. A spot on my husbands liver was found during a cat-scan and MRI. My husband got a message confused and we misunderstood. He has been refered to a Cancer Specialist Wednesday. Just helps me to know that others are praying. Thanks, prayers for you also and blessings dear sister.
Dearest Delores, I have prayed for your husband and am waiting upon our Lord to bring hope and help!
More than ten years ago I learned that Christians are being persecuted (in Islamic Nations) to the extent as the Early Church was persecuted. I saw photos of Christian men and women with hot knife scars taking over their chests and backs from Islamic militants. And Christian mothers having their chests burnt so severely that they were no longer able to breastfeed their infants and so the babies died.
It is such a horror and yet I feel like a bump on a log doing nothing, helpless.
Van Shorlea wrote: But that is no excuse to concoct a religion out of it.
I think the RCC is Christian, and it is the demands of their members that has enshrined idolatry. They are giving their members what they want, isnt that what happens everywhere? How many people in your Church know Purim is this week? They should. I go to a conservative Church, and maybe 20% know or even care. Ohhhh, but everyone knows when our summer BBQ is. Why? Thats a tradition they love. I guarantee you, if they werent homophobic, they would probably embrace same sex marraige too
Esther 9:28 And that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that these days of Purim should not fail from among the Jews, nor the memorial of them perish from their seed.
What a few on this site fail to comprehend is the issue with RC is not how close can it come to the historical doctrines of biblical Christianity, but the issue is whether the true gospel of grace is taught and accepted. The doctrine of salvation by grace alone is where the roman catholic institution fails and is therefore a religion of mens tradition and superstition. How sad that billions have missed the true gospel, and choose to place their eternity in the hands of wicked men. And how vile and evil that some on here continue to defend this satanic abomination.
Reuters News wrote: Cross was known to law enforcement as a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan who had repeatedly expressed hatred for Jewish people when he showed up in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park on April 13 and went on a shooting spree.
Sam Carver wrote: Have your 2.6.5 version of SA and 4.1.2 Android. The Chromecast option appears on webcast pages but the app is not making the connection with my Chromecast device which is on and running on the TV. Can you provide any suggestions that might correct this problem? P.S. I was initially getting a message saying "unable to find device" and a suggestion to look for a button in upper left of page. There never was a button appearing there and the last few times of trying, I no longer get the message, just a page with picture of Chromecast device with listing of broadcasters name below the picture.
Chromecast can sometimes be a bit temperamental in its operation and problems like this can normally be traced to network issues. However, our suggestion would be to "reboot" the Chromecast device, and try restarting the phone as well. For further support, please email us at info@SermonAudio.com and we can try to provide additional help via email. Thank you!