John Yurich USA wrote: If Graham preaches that salvation comes only through embracing Jesus as Savior and trusting in Him alone for salvation then Graham is saved...
Acts 16:16-18 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
Mark 3:11 And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, You are the Son of God.
John Yurich USA wrote: If Graham preaches that salvation comes only through embracing Jesus as Savior and trusting in Him alone for salvation then Graham is saved.
JY Aren't you really talking about yourself? If you have genuinely embraced (received) Jesus Christ as Lord, in repentance _ a thorough committed change of loyalties and affections for yourself, your pleasures, even your cherished religion of preference to be obedient to Christ, entrusting in Him alone to save you from your sins
His salvation, His saving you from your sins will show in your life _ IF THAT ISN'T THERE you are still unsaved no matter how much you think you are
... it would be like someone sincerely going to Benny Hinn to be healed of cancer, going forward to have Benny Hinn slay you in the spirit, being hit with somekind of great emotional power, and even falling down, walking out claiming your healing, 'Confessing it' and Confessing it and Confessing you are healed even while the cancer is still there and killing you, refusing to go to a cancer doctor because you know they will cut it out of you and you just don't want that because you would have to admit going to Benny's undenominational church and believing his nonsense was wrong and did not work
Why would it be illogical to assume that a person participating in an activity is not doing that for which the activity is intended? If I see a person eating food at a restaurant, I don't assume they are really fasting because in their mind what they are doing isn't really eating. It would be totally illogical to assume that a person who is at mass and partaking in mass is not participating in the mass as being administered by the priest. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, its a duck. In the long run at the judgment day it matters not what the Baptist teach, or for that matter what I say. My contention is that your stance falls short of the standards of the Word of God.
From John 12:48 "...the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day."
You haven't changed your baptism, your confirmation, or stopped faithfully attending a RCC and regularly partaking in mass. How does any of that show you have been born from above? Read the testimonies in Romania Gains Lutheran President thread and make a comparison to what you constantly affirm here.
John my hope for you is that one day you give a testimony to the true salvation that is wrought from above.
Stevenr wrote: It's sad when anyone detours from the Gospel to take the quick road to power, position and possessions. I heard that Billy Graham was a sound preacher and his early days, (though I've never read his early material, after reading some of his current positions.) It's really sad that he went the way that he has with ecumenism and false doctrine; the tens of thousands he was in the position to reach, and squandered that opportunity... The fact is, none of us know his spiritual condition; he might be saved in stupid, or lost and lying... If he's lost, that's sad. But if he is saved, I would not want to be him at the resurrection before the judgment seat of Christ.
If Graham preaches that salvation comes only through embracing Jesus as Savior and trusting in Him alone for salvation then Graham is saved. The judgment seat of Christ is for the saved not the unsaved as you seem to imply by you stating that if Graham is saved that you would not want to be him at the resurrection before the judgment seat of Christ.
Unprofitable Servant, According to Baptist teaching I am saved and Born Again because of having embraced Jesus as Savior and trust in Him alone for salvation. It is totally illogical for you to believe that one who is not Born Again has the ability to know that there are unscriptural Catholic doctrines and unscriptural parts to the Mass. If one is not guided by the Holy Spirit they don't have the ability to know that there are unscriptural Catholic doctrines and unscriptural parts to the Mass. I now believe that taking pictures with the lens cap on is being deceptive and it is wrong. Why would you state the other Catholics in attendance at Mass assume I subscribe to all Catholic doctrines? I don't assume the other Catholics in attendance at Mass subscribe to all Catholic doctrines. That is totally illogical to assume that.
If talk radio has an affect on elections it sure isn't an effective one. First, the vast majority (percentage in mid to high 90's) of the newsprint, all the major networks (including PBS) and their affiliates (with the exception of FOX news not the FOX network) are the voice of the left. So, conservative talk radio doesn't begin to balance the equation. (liberal talk radio has no audience) Second, during the era of talk radio which effectively began in 1989 with Rush Limbaugh, we have had the democrats in control of both houses of congress (1989-1995;2007-2011) and the presidential nominees that lost were moderates Dole, McCain, and Romney (arguable the most conservative of the 3). Conservative talk radio isn't popular because they win a lot of converts to conservatism (they do have people that see the light) it is popular because conservatives finally heard on the radio or tv people who think like they already did. (far contrary to the belief that talk radio tells conservatives how to think)
â€ś Most recently he said this on the 700 Club: â€śThe truth is, you have to be deaf, dumb and blind to think that this Earth that we live in only has 6,000 years of existence.â€ť He also affirmed he believes in evolution: â€śThere was a point of time that there was a particular human being that God touched â€” and that was the human that started the race that we are now part of.â€ť
No, you have to believe in the scientific evidence even if you are not a scientist. I often wonder why someone believes something like evolution or the big bang theory when it canâ€™t be tested and when those that espouse those types of things are normally professing atheists. My personal thoughts are they do that to be accepted by the public at large. No one wants folks to think they are stupid. I know that when I tell my grandson that evolution is silly, he looks at me as if I am silly. Lastly, if we can say that Genesis teaches evolution or an old earth, then we are truly confused and we may as well throw out the entirety of scripture.
The student said he told Abbate he disagrees with gay marriage. Abbate suggested that gay students could be offended if he shared his view, and told him that he did not have the right to make â€śhomophobic comments or racist commentsâ€ť in class.
First of all it is not gay marriage, but homosexual marriage. Secondly the expression homophobic implies that someone has an â€śirrationalâ€ť hatred or disapproval of homosexuality. My thoughts are not irrational or hateful, I only repeat what our holy scripture says that it is an abomination and was punishable by death when they had religious courts and if someone practices it, then they cannot enter into the kingdom of God, but will undergo His wrath. When we warn someone of the severity of their behavior or of the consequences, it is not hateful but loving. Also homosexuality has absolutely nothing to do with racism. I have heard liberals say things like being anti-feminism is a form of racism as well.
Lastly, perhaps the Lord will use this experience to get this student out of that apostate university.
It won't be long before Christianity as it is supposed to be practiced will be illegal. I pray the Lord keeps His children strong, unafraid and unashamed.
Mike wrote: Oh but Bro Lurker, my aging mind doesn't remember as well as you think it does! Anyway, might this be the one? WCF 7 para 3. "Man, by his fall, having made himself incapable of life by that covenant, the Lord was pleased to make a second, commonly called the covenant of grace; wherein he freely offereth unto sinners life and salvation by Jesus Christ; requiring of them faith in him, that they may be saved, and promising to give unto all those that are ordained unto eternal life his Holy Spirit, to make them willing, and able to believe.
That's it, bro. The one about the born again unbeliever. Thank you.
You're mind is just fine, Mike. If you're like me, its all there yet.... just takes a little longer to spit it out.
Is this your true colors coming out? You think only ignorant people vote against the Democrsts and their agenda? You don't see that as a condescending and arrogant attitude towards those who don't share your viewpoint?
It's sad when anyone detours from the Gospel to take the quick road to power, position and possessions. I heard that Billy Graham was a sound preacher and his early days, (though I've never read his early material, after reading some of his current positions.) It's really sad that he went the way that he has with ecumenism and false doctrine; the tens of thousands he was in the position to reach, and squandered that opportunity... The fact is, none of us know his spiritual condition; he might be saved in stupid, or lost and lying... If he's lost, that's sad. But if he is saved, I would not want to be him at the resurrection before the judgment seat of Christ.