My heart has been so refreshed this day by reading all the wonderful testimonies of Gods gracious mercy to poor undone sinners. Thank you brothers and sisters in Christ. Hope to read of others if the Lord so leads.
Born a roman catholic, baptized at 8 weeks old, sent to religious instruction class, go to mass, make first communion, then confirmed, live like the rest of the world in doing my own thing, never pray except when forced to pray the 'rosary' by my folks. Hate going to 'church', bored out of my mind.Not interested in the things of God, religion, etc. Get married, have kids, baptize them, never go to church, send them to religious instruction, live like the world, eat, drink, make merry....never think of God, never pray... Fast forward to 2000....
BUT GOD....!!! Eph. 2:1-10 Hallelujah !! What a Saviour!!
Blessed is the man whom Thou choosest, and causest to approach unto Thee, that he may dwell in Thy courts....Psalm 65:4a Though this is all the sovereign work of God, to save a man or woman by a decree,it does not leave us passive or inert.
* The covenant of grace does not kill man; it takes possession of him. * It does not annihilate his powers but removes his powerlessness. * It does not destroy his will but frees it from sin. * It does not stifle or obliterate his conscience but sets it free from darkness. * It regenerates and recreates man in his entirety; and in renewing him by grace, it causes him to love and consecrate himself to God freely. "He shall see the travail of His soul, and shall be satisfied"...Isaiah 53:11a The cross was not a place to make salvation possible but a place to actually secure the salvation of His elect.
Thanks for your edifying post US. I have thought many times of leaving this site because of some on here who 'just don't get it' and continue to post lies, and subterfuge concerning romanism. They deliberately twist what is said and accuse us of hating Catholics. That always seems to be the same old straw man that is dragged out. Nothing could be further from the truth. True hatred is when you allow people to march toward hell's gate without confronting them with the truth that can save them. True love loves truth. To free people from the bondage of deception, you must first show them they are deceived. That is why I will continue to speak out aigainst popery and those who insist on calling it Christian as long as the Lord wills.
danfromtn2 wrote: This might be ok if Rick was speaking to a Christian gathering. What he is NOT saying indicates his wolfish nature. By his silence on key points he allows those who are part of the whore church to continue in the damnable deception of believing they are part of Christ's bride. Rick also referred to the pope as the holy father during this trip. One who truly belongs to Jesus Christ would be unable to let those words come out of his mouth in reference to one who is the most likely candidate for the office of antichrist. The 1689 London Baptist Confession 26.4 still has this in it... The Pope of Rome cannot in any sense be head of the Church, but he is that antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, who exalts himself in the church against Christ and all that is called God, who the Lord shall destroy with the brightness of His coming. Amen!
Yes indeed! Dumbs dogs that cannot bark, that allow the wolves into the sheep pen
Ashley Morgan wrote: We have our own picture of our baby in the womb smiling. It was such a gift to us and we have it framed on our wall. We knew we would lose our baby because she had trisomy 18. She passed away the day before she was to be born.
Thank you Ashley, for sharing that lovely testimony of Gods special gift to you both. I am sorry for your loss. Peace and Grace in our Lord Jesus Christ.
GSTexas wrote: John UK writes: Are we playing church or fighting a mighty war? Our need of revival shows it is the former. What think ye? Have you heard of a book called "The Christian In Complete Armour" by William Gurnall? Ive only read a little of it, as it is very long, but what Ive read is very good. If you have not heard of it, I think you would like it a lot. Your last comment reminded me of it.
So glad to see your recommendation of Gurnalls book. As one rightly said, "No Christian leader, teacher, pastor evangelist, or Christian worker should be without it. I will forever bless the day it was placed in my hands".
S.Taylor wrote: Funny though how one always seems to think himself one of the elect few. Also statistically speaking, God who shows no partiality seems to choose those of European decent over all others.
Has thou not read?
And they sung a new song saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people,and nation.... Revelation 5:9
sc, I too appreciate your unwavering witness concerning popery and the ungodly pagan practices that are so tenaciously clung to by many. The only birthday celebrations (2) that are mentioned in scripture were by pagan kings that ended in someone losing their life! "Thou Shalt Not Follow A Multitude To Do Evil". Ex. 23:2a