R. K. Borill wrote: John UK writes: Observer, I've been looking for an answer to a certain question, and no-one has yet stepped up the plate. It is in regard to the Presby belief that circumcision has been replaced by baptism and that children of believers are to be baptised in anticipation of new birth because they are immediately in the covenant of grace Jude 1:10 KJV  But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
Shameful verse launching...totally wrenched out of context!
Idolatry was always the great sin that provoked the Lord to anger against Israel. While Moses was in the mountain to receive the two tables of stone(the law),the people of Israel were corrupting themselves with a golden calf. Three thousand of them were slain because of this great sin. Exodus 32.
Lurker wrote: Hello Christopher. I have seen, so many times, people insisting that the commandment forbids possession of likenesses of heavenly things (pictures of Jesus, etc.) but ignore the rest of the command which includes things on earth or in the sea. It's just another example of wreaking violence on God's holy word to condemn what one subjectively doesn't agree with. IOW, their objection is founded on presuppositions and not on the objective organic whole of the bible. It's not a God honoring practice but in fact dishonors Him.
I take it then Lurker you believe to have so called "pictures" of the Lord is not condemned by holy writ? Not wanting to argue...just wondering?
Forasmuch the as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the GODHEAD is like unto gold,or silver, or stone, graven by art and mans device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent. Acts 17:29-30
Jim Lincoln wrote: John Y., and others about the antichrist, see chapter 13 of Revelation, you can use the summary to Sermon, The Antichrist and the Lamb for guidance in going through the chapter, and for that matter listen to the sermon itself. Oh, a new nickname for his Unholiness Light Fingered Franny! Pope Confesses He Stole Priest's Cross from Casket. So, John Y., if you have this Pope do your funeral mass, make sure your coffin is closed and locked! You might be stripped naked before you make it to the cemetery! Good thing this priest wasn't Elvis, no telling what this Pope would have stolen off his body! The Sacraments, doesn't help any before or after they have died.
"Age is a state of mind,bounded on the north by resignation,on the east by memory,on the south by understanding,and on the west by service". P.D. Wilmeth. It takes a lifetime of preparation to produce a worthy aged Christian.The boundaries must be maintained in good repair, for if one of them is either neglected or overused,the life will not be preserved to its best advantage.
Christopher000 wrote: Right, mans vows are mans vows, but what does the bible say? As bt the book noted...submit, be submissive, etc. Husbands are also instructed to love their wives as they love their bodys. The husband is the spiritual head, but I believe loving your wife includes talking things over, and settling differences by meeting in the middle if possible, not heavy handed dictatorship.
Very well said,Christopher. Likewise, ye husbands,dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife,as unto the weaker vessel,and as being heirs together of the grace of life;that your prayers be not hindered. 1Peter3:7AV
Michael Hranek wrote: Mike NY True I believe it might help some BUT Even more I think it would help even more to get out of churches, and out from under the condemnation, intimidation and influences of religious celebrities who have misled and deceived many into believing the lie that it is evil to: preach against sin to expose false teachings and teachers to part company with false Christians to preach the Truth, The very best of your good works and being religiou, even very religious and saying you believe in Jesus Christ doesn't make you a Christian, "Ye must be born again" or you are not a Christian, you are not a child of God (and if not whose child does that make you?) you are not right with God, you are not on your way to heaven, you are on your way to hell forever.
What a wonderful testimony of Gods grace has Mrs.Elliot been her entire life. I have read several of her books and have gleaned much from this precious sister. "Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised". Proverbs 31:30 AV
Hello Dolores...was glad to see your post In 2 Peter 1:5-11 we are told of seven things we should "add" to our faith.one of those seven is brotherly kindness, and I see that one in you shining bright! As I understand it's meaning it is simply "love of the brethren". May we all posess this virtue not only outward toward each other but also inward in unity of heart and mind in the recognition that we possess a common life and have a common Lord and Saviour and destiny and are fighting in a common cause. All of Gods Best to you and your family.