Catholic justices of the peace who perform fruitcake marriages should be told by their Bishop to either cease performing fruitcake marriages, fall inline with Catholic teaching and be against homosexuality or be excommunicated from the Catholic Church.
Kathleen Burge, Globe Staff wrote: Richard Remmes is a Wrentham labor lawyer who became a justice of the peace three years ago. Although he is also Catholic, his decision to marry gay couples came more easily. Gay marriage is a civil, not a religious, issue, he believes.
"Catholics don't recognize divorce," he said. "Yet there's a lot of Catholic judges that grant divorces."
I believe God's people do not have to keep an ot 7th day sabbath or some nt testament 1st day "sabbath" or Lord's day. But maybe we should and if so then I would like know how and when to do so.
Michael Hranek wrote: Dear Elmer K. Yoder, Ohio I have been reading your posts and seeking to understand where you are coming from Would you mind sharing briefly what your beliefs are It would really help in comprehension and communication Thank you
The one who quoted the ot scriptures hasn't established applicability to a death penalty today. The point is abuse of scripture that runs rampant. Extracting texts here and there and trying to use them for every thing to suit one's fancy. According to those ot scriptures, I can therefore go shed me some blood of alot of folks out there who have shed some blood!
pennned wrote: Elmer Yoder, you haven't established anything on this topic. GS, greetings to you and yours. I think you've made a good point here. I've been scratching my head through this thread. Israel had a death penalty during the OT era when they were a nation under Mosaic law. I'm not arguing pro/con for today even, but can we be accurate with the scriptures?
Why would you say that? How do you get a trinity out of 3 persons each having body, soul, and spirit?
Why is the Calvinist and like-minded Calvinist painting not accurate? Are they not murderers, killers, and State Supremacists? Do their precious creeds and faith statements profess otherwise?
Troll Spotter wrote: Basically you deny the trinity? If so, whatever you believe, you're not a Christian -IOW a true believer in Jesus Christ. Re: Calvinist painting - only accurate if you're into misrepresenting the position.
You mean the wicked Republicans, Mike? If you read the New Unger's Bible Dictionary for "Alms" You'll see why I used that verse. But, if you don't have that handy, you can read this PDF file http://www.loveincsantaclaracounty.org/resources/Commentary%20On%20Biblical%20Mandate.pdf [Modern Equivalence of Giving Alms]
No, the abomination is the GOP being the servant of the Romish Church.
Michael Hranek wrote: Martin Thanks for the post back Would it be safe to say we need both Jeff Durbins and William Wilberforces? And in this we need humility and wisdom big time so that we indeed are about what God leads us to be doing and encouraging, not hindering others from when God is leading in different "expression" of a faith that serves and follows the Lord Jesus Christ.