Its just as well that the UK goverment made it illegal in the CofE because they would have accepted it left to themselvse. But what is illegal today can and will be made legal another day.with it will come punishment for those who oppose it.
cow jumped over the moon wrote: This is exactly the argument that Mormons use, especially since they will always have zero archeological evidence until the cows come home.
What happens to weak faith when the current archeological evidence does not confirm what you want it too prove. True Christianity is faith in what scripture says The book of mormon is not scripture.Its lies from beging to end. How do I know the Bible is now closed.
The Christians faith does not need archology to confirm his faith. What ever they find or do not find 'we walk by faith not sight' 2Cor5:7. Unbelievers will never accept no amount of evidence which is provided, only the work of the Holy Spirit applying the word of God will convert them. Any Christian needing the evidence of a archeologist as a very weak faith, if any at all. If they hear not the word of God they would neither be persuaded, though one rose from the dead Luke 16:31 God as ordained the foolisness of preaching of the gospel as the power of God unto salvation not archeology Rom1:16 1Cor 1:18-29.
Exd 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Like all modern day sports men and Fans this man broke the 4th commandment.God was not honoured by this man or his victory when he desecrated the sabbath.
Not the worst wrote: Once saved always saved, right? You can't lose your salvation according to the P in TULIP theory. Therefore no profession (e.g., prostitution, owner of a gay bar, abortionist, pornographer or pharmacist dispensing abortifacients) could ever unplug your salvation. With the faith alone hypothesis, you can "murder [George Tiller -- "Tiller the Killer" -- a member in good standing of the Lutheran Church and notorious late-term abortionist] or rape 1,000 times a day" and you're still saved. -Luther They're all good per Luther and Calvin. No matter what your calling, you can sit there on the front row of your IFB church every single Sunday -- and, like Tiller, PTL! -- you're totally saved.
Calvin did not teach nor do Calvinists believe in 'once saved always saved' but in the perseverance of the saints. Which includes our sanctification. Your view and anybody who thinks like that denies the new birth which is the power of Divine grace by the indwelling Holy Spirit in the elect child of God. Its God alone who makes us both willing and able to keep His commandments Phil 2:13 Heb 13:21 1Pet 1:2. Anybody who commits the evil crimes you list or works in those professions is no christian and certainly no calvinist.
Until the Church of England as an whole, return to the 39 Articles of her faith, which none of these so called evangelical churches hold or teach (article 6,10, 11,17,ect) their faith and message is just as false as the rest of the Church of England.
2Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. All we need is scripture. Christ says If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead. Luke 16:31