John 4, why don't you just tell people you are not referring to water baptism? Or is it just some little game you're playing? Lurker has already chastised you, as I did earlier today. Now come on and cease being a child.
US, First off an infidel denies that Jesus is God which means that since Catholics worship Jesus as God then they are not infidels. Second, it is not a requirement for salvation to adhere to those verses that you provided because there is only one requirement for salvation and that is to embrace Jesus as Savior and trust entirely in Him alone for salvation. Third the Commandments Jesus was speaking of were the Ten Commandments because the Ten Commandments are the only commandments. Fourth, if I were not really converted and guided by the Holy Spirit would I have started to know immediately after the Altar Call that there are unscriptural Catholic doctrines and unscriptural parts to the Mass? The answer is no because an individual not guided by the Holy Spirit does not have the ability to know there are unscriptural Catholic doctrines and unscriptural parts to the Mass.
Connor wrote: John I have some questions for you, what is your belief regarding the creation of the universe, Mary, Popes and the Godhead. Plus I am as much as a saint as Paul is, we are both saved by grace, Paul said he was the chief of sinners, however he didn't meet me at the time, point being, it is through the work of Christ Jesus, who is God, that saved people are saints, and much more, "And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen." Revelation 1:6 I don't need a priest, Jesus made me a priest and He is my Mediator, Intercessor and Saviour.
I accept the creation account as given in Genesis. I don't believe the Virgin Mary remained a virgin. I believe she had other children with Saint Joseph. I still believe that Saint Peter was the first Pope. I don't pay attention to anything that Francis has to state because he is a total whack job. I believe the Godhead is a Holy Trinity consisting of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
More evidence of the Liberals trying to RULE the world and destroy the family.
Although this appears to be about school assemblies which are not truly Biblical or Christian just like the ridiculous RE lessons which they teach today. Indeed many if not most of the "churches" today don't teach true Biblical doctrines today.
Requiring the satanic UN to vote on religious matters is just as ridiculous since they are a secular and ignorant organisation anyway.
Eph 4:17 .... "as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:"
The southern baptist denomination has lost membership and baptistsms becsuse so many members have left to pursue teachers who tickled their ears with a "feel good no hell and our heaven is here",doctrine. Couple that with heresy in the presentation of the gospel and cult of personality teacher/preachers, have crushed a church capacity to evangelize their own area of influence. We'll quote mega pastors but can't remember our own pastors message. We'll send money to help radio ministries but won't give to your own church. We'll have a desiring God app, but won't go to a Wednesday or Sunday prayer or business meeting. This issue is pursuing shiny things that attract our sinful tendencies to idol worship and not keep the main thing the main thing. My fondest memories were sitting in a non air conditioned church pew with my family, sweating, singing out of a hymnal and listening to our pastor scream about hell and quietly explained our redemption is only found in Jesus.
"Moderately Reformed Southern Baptists generally believe everyone can be saved but not everyone will be saved"
TULIP is entirely Biblical. The Elect know this. Yet here we see again the SBC have problems reading and discerning the Bible.
Who saves? - God Alone saves without any input whatsoever from the sinner.
Who does God save? - Eph 1: 4 "According as HE HATH CHOSEN US in him before the FOUNDATION of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having PREDESTINATED US unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of HIS WILL,"
God saves those whom HE predestinated and chose Before the foundation of the world and those whom HE foreknew before the foundation of the world.
Rom 8:29 "For whom HE DID FOREKNOW, he also did PREDESTINATE to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 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."
Yes. Conclusive fact and evidence that TULIP is entirely Biblical. The *L* for Limited is applied by God who predestinates ONLY the Elect.
Andrea,Athens Greece wrote: Gay Allen,actually Christ Himself commands us to," Go therefore and make disciples of all nations..."( Math.28:19). I cannot think of a better message than salvation in Christ for all the world,for every nation.Nothing,absolutely nothing else can save man except Christ.If you love people you are compelled to share this truth with them. Greetings and blessings to all here,GS Montana,hope you are well,to Penny,hope all is well with you,praying for you.Be encouraged my brothers and sisters,Christ has all authority in His hands,grace,peace and His love with you all
KJV reads Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Kev wrote: Guess now people have to decide which law to break GODS or man's.
We need also recognize the difference between unlawful and illegal. The Nazis obeyed the law when they put Jews in the gas chamber. It was perfectly legal, but not in any sense lawful. Under our system, there is no authority granted authorities to make unlawful laws. When they do so, they are the lawbreakers.
Gay Allen,actually Christ Himself commands us to," Go therefore and make disciples of all nations..."( Math.28:19). I cannot think of a better message than salvation in Christ for all the world,for every nation.Nothing,absolutely nothing else can save man except Christ.If you love people you are compelled to share this truth with them. Greetings and blessings to all here,GS Montana,hope you are well,to Penny,hope all is well with you,praying for you.Be encouraged my brothers and sisters,Christ has all authority in His hands,grace,peace and His love with you all
Baptism is a picture of the death and resurrection of Christ seen in that bible verse John and it also is a public confession of a inward work that you are born again they are assuming that the person knows this in this scripture and point it out when they talk about the resurrection of Jesus Christ and are essentially saying showing that this is a picture of Jesus Christs redirection and also imply without his resurrection there would be no putting away of sins further supporting the verse below. Romans 6:4 4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. I love Romans it expands so much on the meaning of previous bible verses. Hope this helps you John and hope you have a blessed day.
John for JESUS wrote: The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: 1 Peter 3:21 KJV
Both baptisms (circumcisions) are noted here..... heart and flesh...... the former by upper waters (Holy Spirit) and the latter by lower waters. It is baptism by the upper waters which saves.
Jesus was baptized by both waters when He compelled JB to baptized Him in the Jordan River..... HS descended like a dove after He rose from the lower waters.
Both baptisms are still relevant to this day.
Mat 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire (figure of lower water):
If you can't expound your beliefs, you should consider remaining silent so as not to confuse others.
Connor wrote: John for JESUS from Atl wrote: " Unless one is baptised, they are not saved, for "baptism saves" (1 Peter 3:21)." If I be as so bold to say you're wrong on that, if we are saved by baptism then it is no more of Christ, but of ourselves, if we then have to do the work of baptism to seal our own salvation, it is no more a gift but a wage we earn through works, and Christ has died in vain. Abraham through faith believed in God and it was counted unto him for righteousness...First step of obedience, read...1Peter 3:21
You are essentially saying that God is wrong by saying baptism doesn't save. I know you probably don't feel that way, but think about what you are saying.
The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: 1 Peter 3:21 KJV
If God says so, aren't you in disagreement with Him? Abraham believed and was counted as righteous even though he wasn't. Now, through baptism, Abraham and all believers have been made righteous in Christ.
Taking up arms is the last resort when all peaceable means are extinguished. If the government becomes tyrannical and wants to put my family and neighbors into a labor camps--most definitely I will bear arms against a tyrant.
Gay Allen wrote: hey don't mind me if i found agent provocateurs promoted by this "christian" website ... people that want you to take up arms and start making Christians look like terrorists ...
more deception and confusion.
doctrine of lesser magistrates is like the county clerk who would not marry the sodomites...... she was arrested. she did not hurt anyone, but rather was persecuted.
doctrine of lesser magistrates was like Corrie ten Boom housing refugees to protect them from doom. Her family is killed in concentration camps.
You are turning the victims into the villians.
The RCC was a globalist institution, so is neoconservatism. I know this bantering is entertainment for you, but for low information CHristians I'm assuming you want to associate Christian influence in the world with the globalists taking their freedoms.