Good comments. Thing is that we are told that many, in the end, will say,"but I did this, I did that", only to be told, "...I never knew you" and cast away for all eternity. The point here is that all of these people are believers. They all claim to embrace Christ; even having done this and that in His name.
This should cause all to do some introspection. Are responses to alter calls, claiming to embrace Christ, and someone telling us we are born again really enough?
Yes you did, John. I'm notiquite sure why he/they wouldn take this seriously. The extremist Muslims are so deluded and frothing at the mouth for their virgins after martyrdom that it wouldn't take much for one to carry out the Popes sentence, using the chatter as their marching orders. I don't wish death on anyone and wouldn't celebrate a popes death, who gaining the whole world, lose their souls. I grieve for Roman Catholics and that's why I always point out where and why they're wrong which some misconstrue as hatred when just the opposite is true
John Yurich Wrote: What kind of a moronic Catholic does not believe that the Bible states that homosexuality is a sin? I have always believed that homosexuality is a sin because the Bible states so.
There in lies the problem...the bulk of Roman Catholics are unaware of the contents of the bible and are never encouraged to read and study because only the church can interpret it properly. When we don't know what God's Word has to say concerning Christian living, and salvation, etc, then people will believe and live all sorts of ways, unaware...by choice, that they are headed for destruction. Instead of reading what God Himself has to say, they place the fate of their eternal spirits in the hands of a mere man, a church, and Mary. Most Roman Catholics find it unnecessary to read the bible because the church has taught them all they need to know and the way to Heaven. Then there's always Purgatory which gives the false assurance that no matter what, all will reach Heaven...eventually.
I don't know...after reading through the article, it seems to me that the pastor and congregants were being intentionally difficult. Seems to me that they probably turned it up because, in their minds, the complaints were from sinners who didn't want God in the neighborhood. In defiance, they either ignored the complaints and/or turned up the volume to say, "our God is greater and we obey Him, not you" when they should have respected their neighbors simple complaints of excessive volume at unreasonable hours. I don't know about the jail time but I guess if he just wouldn't listen and out up a fight, they didn't have a choice. Seems like they were being arrogant and disrespectful if such a minor issue had to end like this.
The Pope had better take this seriously, no matter what Vatican "intelligence" says they haven't heard. They say he won't be changing his plans, will roll through town in his open top pope mobile, and have a mass in the town square. I would take this very seriously, Pope...you don't mess with these people or laugh off their threats.
Wow, I am so impressed that they would reach out, in their grief, to that little girl in order to help her now and moving forward. What a burden to carry through life and I'm so glad they are helping to ease her and her familys pain, even though it was their father who was lost.
Dorcas, sorry to hear that, but maybe it will be short lived? You are needed. some really good, factual comments below. I just wish they would be taken seriously and with an open, honest mind. To call oneself Roman Catholic and attend mass religiously, while at the same time knowing full well that the doctrines, rituals, and the very mass itself is an abomination to God makes, as Frank said, no scense to me. I don't understand anyone who knows these things yet still calls themself a Roman Catholic. John, you say that you speak out against the church on other sites, but call yourself Roman Catholic at the same time. You must understand the confusion. No, attendence at any particular church is not required for salvation, but...what everyone is concerned about is how a born again Christian, being fully aware of the diabolical, fatal doctrines of the system they lay claim to and cherish, can remain within; even referring to themself as one of them by name. You even said you would raise your children Roman Catholic but then have them watch Billy Grahm VCR tapes with the hope they would resoond to an alter call. Do you see where any of this is a little freightening, wrong, etc?
I don't know, PofT. I have friends who could investigate an IP right down to someones home address, but since this forum isn't a bulletin board system, I'm not sure their even recorded. I know two things for certain: (1) they are cracking themselves up, and (2) they are from this forum and fully believe they are a born again Christian.
I don't even mind the identity theft so much if it's kept clean because try as they might, the intelligence is lacking, but what concerns me are the deleted comments. I'm not sure I even want to know what they say and I don't want others to have to read them before their caught.
"...In 2012, Pew found that 29 percent of young white evangelicals (age 18-29) expressed support for allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally."
This was my fear with the new generation after being pounded into submission with tolerance, people they should be able to look to for examples caving to society's sway, and growing up within spiritually weakened familys, and family dynamics that very slowly succumbed to the world around them. I see it like Christian parents forgetting to put a small piece of their spiritual armor on each day. They begin to realize how much easier life is for the flesh when they can just let go and let be until finally, the entire suit of armor is left to rust in a closet. Parents down, now Satan moves on to the children through them (this new generation).
Great. Somehow, the UK water supply is is mixing with ours. Interesting. I had done some research into cocaine being among the ingredients of original Coke, but lithium in 7-Up...that a new one. I have to wonder how it is that lithium could naturally occur in any water supply when it's so.closely monitored and chemically balanced on a daily basis. Pennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd?
Interesting. I had done some research into cocaine being among the ingredients of original Coke, but lithium in 7-Up...that a new one. I have to wonder how it is that lithium could naturally occur in any water supply when it's so.closely monitored and chemically balanced on a daily basis. Pennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd?
James Wrote: "Only when we release our presuppositions as the basis for our beliefs and permit the Scripture to be the sole authority can we then only begin to understand what the Holy Spirit is teaching us."
Simple and concise. Oil those rusty hinges, turn the knob, and open the door to our minds. Not always an easy thing to do, but the reason we have so much hatred, false religions, and cults, etc in this world is because children, and their childrens children live and believe whatever they were taught as children; never investigating whether or not those things be so...
You don't mess with these people. The kid looks so down and withdrawn, as anybody would, and I can't imagine him being up against years of hard labor ahead, not to mention that he doesn't appear to have any weight he can afford to lose.. Their prison systems are so deplorable that a commission equated them to crimes against humanity. Another is awaiting trial for leaving a bible behind in his hotel room. Say what you will about the current state of the US, but I sure am glad to have been born and raised here.
What I find just as disturbing is that a "faction" followed him; remaining under him as pastor. Boy. I wonder what his real reasoning is because at least two other pastors dug deep to change their views after finding out their son/daughters were sodomites. A sister in law, one time in front of her kids said there's nothing wrong with being homosexual. She's Roman Catholic so I responded with the biblical view. Her exact response was, "Well, it's not in the ten commandments. They attend church their entire lives, go through catechism, go to confession, take care not to miss a mass, and observe all of the holidays. Yet, the knowledge of God's Word is limited to the contents of the ten commandments. The laws against sodomy are throughout the old & new testaments but they won't hear of it, and now here's another pastor...
GSTexas writes: Your correct Christopher, its my initials.
Gotcha. Rodney's causing confusion...ha-ha.
Wow, great comments, US. The Roman Catholic communion is just different. I've personally seen people I know who, fully in the world, faithfully attend mass to avoid a mortal sin and say "amen" as Christ is placed into their cupped hands. They live as they choose because baptism, sacraments, mass, confession, and the hope of Purgatory saves them. They live without fear of the great beyond because their church and devotion to Mary will save them. Using the Bible aand Romes own words alone, every doctrine and ritual, along with the salvation "process" can be plainly refuted, proven wrong, and it can be proven that they are being lied to in so many ways, but the church, unfortunately, trumps God's own Word. Really something.