In these times of apostasy we see the so called Church of England - Anglican and Episcopalians - constructing unbiblical heretical moves such as this to please the sinners. Their religion is NOT Christian - It is Liberalism.
Liberalism grows from the equally wicked seed of Arminianism.
"Proverbs 4:14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. 4:17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. 4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble."
SteveR wrote: Beware of letting the devil Ian Paisley be your false prophet, even Calvin didnt agree with that
John Calvin stated. "Some persons think us too severe and censorious when we call the Roman pontiff Antichrist. But those who are of this opinion do not consider that they bring the same charge of presumption against Paul himself, after whom we speak and whose language we adopt... I shall briefly show that (Paul's words in II Thess. 2) are not capable of any other interpretation than that which applies them to the Papacy." Taken from Institutes by John Calvin.
Thomas Cranmer (Anglican) "Whereof it followeth Rome to be the seat of antichrist, and the pope to be very antichrist himself. I could prove the same by many other scriptures, old writers, and strong reasons." (Referring to prophecies in Revelation and Daniel.) Taken from Works by Cranmer, Vol. 1, pp. 6-7.
Martin Luther "We here are of the conviction that the papacy is the seat of the true and real Antichrist...personally I declare that I owe the Pope no other obedience than that to Antichrist." (Aug. 18, 1520)
SteveR wrote: Thats some antichrist you got there Jim. Poor guy cant reform simple Vatican bureaucracy, good luck taking over the world
Steve. Its not about the incumbent individual but about the papal antichrist office.
"A careful study of prophecy and world history shows us that Papal Rome grew out of Imperial Rome. In Daniel chapter seven we have the foretelling of the rise of four great world empires.
Each of these great empires is represented by a particular beast.
The Fourth Beast
In Daniel 7:7 the rise of Imperial Rome is depicted. Rome followed Greece as the fourth great world empire. The 'ten horns' are the ten divisions of the Roman Empire - Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Britain, Sumatria, Parmonia, Asia, Greece and Egypt."
Christopher000 wrote: I'm still scratching my head over this one. A sodomite, a tranny, and a lesbian calling themselves born again Christians, touring with other "Christian"groups, singing praise and worship songs. Huh? Not unlike the openly gay Episcopal Pastors, how in the world do they justify this and reconcile it with the Bible? However they do it, talk about some twisted logic.
There are groupings of so called "Gay" Christians worldwide who view one of their main objectives as rewriting or re-interpreting those portions of Gods word which condemn their perversion.
See for instance http://www.courage.org.uk/
This site includes an archive by a once famous 'reformed' pastor who abandoned his wife and children to pursue a perverts life and now spends most of his time trying to demonstrate from the bible that homosexuality is not sin!
Christopher000 wrote: Thanks, Beware. I didn't know I had to be carful with him...just the opposite, in fact. I came across him when I came onto this site and was researching the Roman church. I don't know who Mehaney is but I'll check. Faith healer maybe? I'll google him.
The implication of this statement by Franklin Graham and his daddy's organisation is that they accept Mormonism as of equal status to their theological beliefs. In other words they see them as Christian and Biblical.
Where does this blindness come from?
The Biblical Reformers such as the Canons of Dordt writers were correct Arminianism is dangerous, unBiblical and heretical.
"What the Arminian wants to do is to arouse man's activity: what we want to do is to kill it once for all---to show him that he is lost and ruined, and that his activities are not now at all equal to the work of conversion; that he must look upward. They seek to make the man stand up: we seek to bring him down, and make him feel that there he lies in the hand of God, and that his business is to submit himself to God, and cry aloud, 'Lord, save, or we perish.' We hold that man is never so near grace as when he begins to feel he can do nothing at all. When he says, 'I can pray, I can believe, I can do this, and I can do the other,' marks of self-sufficiency and arrogance are on his brow." (C. H. Spurgeon)
John UK wrote: ..It appears that there are many different authors on that site, and not all of them have worked out correctly the practical outworking of the doctrines. ..
John, there may be different authors, but the site appears to be too well constructed for me to think that the sentiments in all the articles have not been vetted or that they are haphazard and do not seek to present a uniform view of calvinism. Even the article against Andrew Fuller is a give away! Compare this nonsensical and hugely biased article with the enthusiasm with which Fuller is received by no lesser historian than Michael Haykin!
The website undoubtedly presents "Heperism" writ large!
John UK wrote: I've also bookmarked the site, and had a quick glimpse at the following article, which I found to be right up my street. It is called "God's Part and Man's Part" In Salvation There are also many other articles which I will be reading in due course, so I thank thee kindly, sir...
And don't forget America, the liberal disease which has diminished and abated Scottish/British justice has just been voted into your White House. First it destroys moral standards then it drains all authority and decency from society. (Or perhaps first it destroys the church)