The reality is we are all still sinners, saved by grace alone. Which demands that we live gracious lives. Seeking the good of our neighbour in speech and deed. Yet we all fall short in this respect. sometimes even speaking the truth in love comes across as hatful, even believers because of remaining sin react sinfully to such rebukes. This sadly does come out on these pages to often. what is called for then among ourselves is repentance. Seeking grace to speak the truth in love and not sinful pride or hatred of our neighbour.
1John5:2-3 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
John Yurich USA wrote: All of the Protestant Reformers were under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to retain in their churches celebrating Christmas and Easter. The spiritual aspect of Christmas is the Birth of Jesus and the spiritual aspect of Easter is the Resurrection of Jesus.
John, Calvin only retained such things out of pragmatism and not scriptural or any so called guidance of the Holy Spirit both Calvin and Luther rejected mere experientialism. I see you offer no scriptural proof for any of your claims, so I will give you some help Romans 14 but then it will not justify keeping either of these pagan hiding festivals.
John Yurich USA wrote: The Protestant Reformers retained celebrating the Birth of Jesus and the Resurrection of Jesus in their churches because they were under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to do so and they were not mentally deranged and psychotic. Only someone who is mentally deranged and psychotic has a problem celebrating the Birth of Jesus on Christmas and the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. All Evangelical Protestant Churches celebrate the Birth of Jesus on Christmas and the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. If one is an Evangelical Protestant and they have a problem celebrating the Birth of Jesus on Christmas and the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday then they are under the guidance of Satan.
Not true John many a Reformed and Presbyterian believers do not celebrate either Christmas or Easter neither of which as any scriptural mandate. I find it sad that you along with many on these pages never offer any Biblical proof for any of their statements but descend into childish and wicked name calling. Prove your claim that either are to be kept, then show that not to is unbiblical. With scripture John and not name calling.
JohnYurich USA wrote: If you attend a Baptist Church or any other Evangelical Protestant Church then you are an Evangelical Protestant. And if the wise men celebrated the Birth of Jesus then Christmas is not unscriptural. The Resurrection of Jesus is not unscriptural. Therefore celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus which is the religious aspect of Easter is not unsciptural. And Good Friday is the commemeration of the Crucifixion of Jesus. Therefore Good Friday is not unscriptural as the Crucifixion of Jesus is mentioned in the Bible. It is mental derangement and psychosis not to celebrate the Birth of Jesus on Christmas and the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday.
John the wise men came after the birth of Christ to worship Christ and not to celebrate his birth. It was not even the same visit to Bethlehem as in Luke's account of Christ's birth, in Luke 2:29 they go back to Nazareth in Matt2:14 they went to Egypt. They also went into a house Matt2:11 no stable. This was most likely on the many visits a devout Jew like Joseph would make, which was required three times a year for the feasts. Neither scripture, Christ or the Apostles ever celebrated or commands the celebration of Christ's birth.
The so called Queens speech is not her own words or laws she as no role or right under UK law to do such things . She is not an absolute monarch, her speech is nothing more than the godless government of the UK plan for legislation in the last year of government. She merely reads a list written for her by the prime minster. Her Christianity is like the church she claims to be head of false.
What is this story doing on sermon-audio there is no evidence that either of them profess any faith that the Dad and son might one day be the so called head of the CofE if it is still an established church then does not make it of any real intrest to the listeners of this site. This story belongs in Hello magazine and not for any kind of spiritual consideration.
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