Great Sermon! Baptists could not have been descended from Montanists...The Montanists believed serious sin permanently cuts a Christian off from salvation(no return,repentence) Baptists believe.."saved no matter what you do"(security of believers)
As far as making a "Sign of the Cross: Romans 3:4 let God be true but every man a liar only God is 100% correct.....a mortal Christian can be mistaken...However, some take Timothy 2:8 to heart and lift up "Holy Hands" through the Spirit of prayer..(others claim use of the signing of the Cross is not pagan but a symbol like kneeling,etc.
Great Sermon! A comment on your quote at the end referring to focus on the gospel and speaking in toungs .the gospel says in mark 16 .. these signs shall follow them that believe . You mentioned that people say you need these for salvation . To me they are a sign . You believe , the signs will.follow , you don't the signs won't follow .
By the way the media and politics portray them you'd think over 50% of Americans were gay. Or any other secular country for that matter. Totally disproportionate media and law biased against the majority opinion.
In this case he is in the wrong. Simply because he built a church and didn't get the right building code for it. He pretty much lied by the sounds of it when he got consent for a "gaming room".
Had he kept the meetings inside his house then the issue of building permits wouldn't be much problem. That's what got him convicted, not his beliefs.
Not everyone is equiped to raise a man from death after he falls out of a window in a bible study in an overcrowded room. That's why we have restrictions on how many can be in particular places at one time. It's a safety issue.
That said, he only had at most 20 people originally so it souldn't have been a technical problem. Firefighters were called because of safety issues but aparrently they were only warned and then ignored for a further 2 years until he built his church building (complete with signs out front).
Well since some of my esword pluging are only compatable with version 8, and some I no longer have the keys for, I'll be unable to use this. Just as I'm unable to run esword 9 or 10. Esword is a great program and this is a nice feature but a shame that esword saw fit to not make the older plugins which many people rely on able to be upgraded to the new format without buying plugins all over again - some of which simply are not available for the new version.
TLC. As I have said many times of other posters, or your aliases... not really sure which... most readers of the internet do not read block caps. It is like writing a childrens book in fancy colours. People wanting serious information will look for serious posters who use real words. On a computer block capitals are either a heading or when in chat format like this they are considered RUDE SHOUTING!
I don't listen to rude shouting people on the street, and I don't read your posts either. If you want people to listen, stop shouting in their ears/eyes and maybe they will give you some attention.
I'm not even going to bother reading the other posts. Street-Preacher ruined the whole thing by shouting block caps all over the place. Anyone who spends regular time on the internet ignores such ill mannered posting. Learn some netiquette please.
The same goes for all you other posters who assault my eyes and the reading voice in my head that shouts when you type like that.
Great Sermon! You must decide how sovereign
is God, as revealed by the Bible. Absolutely
sovereign or with a reduced sovereignty
You must decide when and where and if the more limited sense of otherwise universal terms apply. You must, especially decide if they apply to the substitutionary of Jesus Christ. Such a decision will greatly color your perception of the Cross and if it really can save your soul from hell or can be frustrated in its design by the fickleness of the human will
You must decide how effective the Cross was meant to be. Where do you want to limit the Cross - in its scope and so be able to say that it was 100% successful in its power or do you want to severely limit its success and confess that there are men now in hell suffering for sins for which Christ has already suffered
You must decide whether God or man effectively makes the first move in salvation. Calvinists start and finish with God. Non Calvinists start with man.
You must decide whether man can
freely of his own free will decide for Christ or is he
totally helpless - really blind, deaf, lost etc., -
and must altogether rely on the free grace of God.
Not the nails themselves no. It's the process of holding ones arms outstreatched supporting your entire body weight on the nails through the feet and ankles that wears a person out. When they relax they fall lower with their arms above head height with all their weight streatching them out, causing them to be unable to breath. In order to breath you must again put the tension on the ankles, causing more pain. Eventually the person cannot hold themselves up and so they die of suffication. That is why in the Bible the soldiers who wanted to hurry up the execution broke the legs of the theivs, so they would not be able to support themselves any longer. A brutal way to die. Death was it's purpose. The chant in the Bible was "Kill him" not merely hurt him.
K Sudershan doesn't even know how crucifixion works. I doubt his knowledge of christianity and buddhism based on inconsistant statements he makes about them.
Is it ever OK for someone to sin in order to maintain the greater good?
Tho many will try and argue that it is acceptable, before God every sin holds the weight and punishment of death.
Wikileaks probably shouldn't have released the intel, knowing it would harm. But at the same time the government is guilty of the sins that are being exposed. For a greater good or not, it's still wrong.