I wanted to add that among other comments, I pulled that particular quote because I, myself found it offensive and I'm not black. I suppose if the whole article wasn't read and the quote was read too fast, then I can see where it could have been misunderstood.
"...Thatâ€™s why Jews and Blacks have been persecuted over and over again throughout history. because they have the most magic ... all Iâ€™m trying to say is that black people are naturally born SEERS, DIVINERS, WITCHES AND WIZARDS. we have REAL supernatural powers..."
God just isn't enough for most as the mixologists add in occultic, or even UFO and other worldly fantastical things to make it all more interesting as they claim secret knowledge. Claim some secret knowledge or power and you have instant followers. As for witches, sorcerers, and psychics, etc, I believe 95% of them are powerless frauds, but I do believe that there are those who are posessed and can display unexplainable feats, etc.
I agree that demonic influence is much more fitting than possession in most cases, by the way.
Hi US, what's disappointing is that the hard questions always go unanswered. The commets just stop. I don't recall any valid questions on this topic ever being answered by anyone in a rebuttal which I always find iinteresting. Anyway, as for Luther, no mans beliefs trump the Word of God, whether or not the Holy Spirit happened to use that man for His will at some point in time. The Holy Spirit can use anyone for anything at any time of His choosing, but that certainly doesn't mean that from that point forward, that man will be forever doctrinally flawless and inerrant. That sort of logic is just ridiculous.
Everything is backwards these days. Sodomy has gone from being considered a mental illness to being glorified and glamorized as crowds rally around those who come out clapping and shouting, "good for you!" Now, being fit and as healthy as one can be is being attacked as unusual, odd, and even deranged. Strange days. Then there is sodomite marraige which most of the world would have frowned on; even attacking the mere mention of it not all that long ago. Many of those same people who now welcome it saying God has changed as they proudly attendÂ church, encourage and welcome the lifestyle into their folds and even preach from pulpits before they head home to their same sex partners. I wonder what's next as morality twists upside down and the fear of God becomes a cbildrens fairytale.
By the wah, not really looking for a debate because I know this has been discussed 1000x and it never goes friendly. The link is long but really hits on the verses that confound me when trying to think any other way. Maybe I just haven't comprehended it all just yet.
To trust in Christ is to love Him. To love Him is to obey Him. To obey Him is to be repulsed by and have nothing whatsoever to do with anything that isn't of Him, works against Him, and adds to or takes away from Him by promoting false doctrines, trumping His Word with traditions of mere men, etc, etc.
I still have such a difficult time understanding what seems to be so simple to most when I remove Augistine/Calvin, etc, from the scene and just read the bible itself. When I read up on specifics in the bible, and viewing it all as a whole, from cover to cover, I seem to have to work very hard to understand anything other than what it seems to be saying concerning salvation in this particular case. This link pretty much expresses my thoughts/questions on the topic and keeps me wondering how I seem to be one of the very few who just doesn't seem to get it yet. The "we do absolutely nothing" part, that is.
John. Yurich Wrote: Dorcus, Only one who is ignorant states the Catholic Church believes the bread and wine are gods.
Hi John, I think Dorcas is talking post transubstantiation when the wine turns to literal blood when it's consumed and the wafer turns into Christ's flesh (allegedly). Every priest, during ordination, is given a "special power" which allows them, according to Rome, to literally pull Christ from heaven and place him into the host up to 200,000 times per day (I think that's the number). The host is then placed into golden boxes around the world and worshipped, because that host is now Christ Himself which is worshipped, adored, paraded down streets, and gaurded closely by nuns and/or volunteers who look after "Christ" night and day. This is Roman doctrine as it pertains to transubstantiation and the host, not my own view.
The Roman Catholic religious machine is one of Satan's greatest masterpieces...not the people, but the false system that has been directly, or indirectly involved in some of the greatest attrocities known to mankind. The Roman religious system is a mass deception that continues to fool using wealth, pomp, and the promise of Heaven if you don't deviate from grossly unbiblical and manmade traditions, rituals, and the whims of popes who added to God's Word for their benefit. The one and only part of a mass that isn't an abomination is the direct reading from His Word
What she needs is a lot of prayer because it seems stardom has infected her with a mish-mosh of alternate views that float around in the minds of the rich and famous. I saw a clip of AC/DC opening at the grammys playing their 2nd song, Highway to Hell" As the camera, at one point, panned across the front row, several people were wearing red horns on their heads, and Katie Perry did the devil horn sign with both hands. I don't know how people get so twisted up, especially when coming from a bible based upbringing. I guess my point is that I assume she is well aware of basic bible doctrines, do's & donts, the plan of salvation, etc, etc, yet seems to have adopted what gives her own self comfort.
No matter what he may be guilty of, i.e., tax evasion, or whatever, I had the same thoughts as Mike...murderers, rapists, and child molesters are treated with compassion as they serve much less time compared to what they seem to be trying to do to him. I have a very difficult time believing that this is all some vast conspiracy spearheaded by athiests due to his stand against evolution. The facts are that the athiest community is still a minority and that most, I'd say, who are "persecuting" him, or trying to hand down some deserved punishment which seems out of whack for alleged financial crimes, are church going people on some level.
I know some won't care for this comment, but the Roman machine has never changed.. The system has been tamed in the US, but not by its own choice, rather, by the laws of the land and what's considered to be acceptable, non opressive, tolerated, etc, behavior.. The church abroad is a whole different game where it often rules with an iron fist and impunity as they write their own rules, oppress, threaten, ostracise, and work with local officials to weed out anyone who isn't them. Many places abroad, the priests are still like gods; rulng with heavy hands as they hold eternity in their palms and forgiveness in their breath. What gets me is that the same Pope and magistrate that rules over US Catholocism, rules over the rest of the worlds as well, so it seems they approve of and encourage the behaviors abroad which are strikingly familiar. Many non-Cathokic, "born again", money making machines here in the US who add to or take away from God's Word to roll with the winds of change are no better either.
If the only requirement for salvation is to believe/trust in Christ, what about all of the commandments throughout the old and new testaments? What about all of the doctrinal warnings and situations, lies, tricks of Satan, etc, that we are to be wary of, flee from, and avoid? Trusting in Christ is far from enough if we simply refuse to take all of His Word seriously because we believe that believing is enough to get a foot through the gate; getting us in by the skin of our teeth. I don't believe that simply believing is enough, but I think many believe it is; living their lives as they see fit with that personal comfort.
I agree, S taylor...it's in the works behind the scenes, for now, but up and coming as the pedophiles band together a d gain ground as they fight for their "rights", citing, among other arguments, countrys where children can be sold into servitude, marraige, and used at very young ages without repercussion. I think about how the sodomites began creeping out of their closets, going in a flash from being shunned and considered mentally ill to a force that has taken the US by storm in a few short years. I also think about how fast and furious the minority athiest community has risen out of the pit, etc. Anyway, not a whole lot would surprise me too much now.
SC Wrote: ...And "J Y" ,"himself", has previously posted that he goes to the RC Church because he prefers to and would absolutely not want to attend an evangelical church.
He also mentioned a couple of weeks or so ago that if he were to attend another church, evangelical, in that case, that he would sit in the back (ok), not speak to anyone (fine, ok), but most importantly, leave as soon as the sermon began. I meant to ask about this but never did because I found it very unusual (and surprising). Aside from fellowship with other Christians, kinda the reason for going...to learn.