Dolores, I see that you have chosen the good thing,just like Mary who sat at our Lord's feet. We have a choice to allow the Lord alone, not the one who has wronged us, to control and direct our life. One hopes the offender will repent, and there will be restoration and reconciliation, but if not, we are called to love our enemies and to pray for those who mistreat us. The way of the cross is our path, whatever the offender's response. These are easy to speak about, but they become harder when the offender comes to our mind. Anyway thanks for your thoughts also. They were a blessing to me.
Ladybug, You have touched on a subject very dear to my heart. I will pray most earnestly for you as you minister to these dear people. May our Lord be pleased to bless and open hearts. I can relate to your encounter with the RC lady...they become very indignant and their faces are like thunder, that you would dare to suggest they were not a Christian. Blessings to you dear sister. ---------- Pennned, Thank you also dear sister for all that you bring to us on the board. You are truly a blessing.
Re: Jeff Durbin Michael, Our son lives in the city where Jeff has his ministry. They are always out preaching at the abortion mills, at the Mormon temple, and the major university that is there, street corners, etc.... We need more like him and his love of the Lord and zeal to see sinners saved! -------- John UK
My two mites... I would think it would be the Lord's glory that we all move on from this subject... "For God shall bring every work into judgement, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil". Ecclesiastes 12:14.
Lurker wrote: I would be less than human if I wasn't compassionate about your health issues. After all, my wife suffered a heart attack 8 plus years ago and she had a younger brother die from a heart attach about 6 years ago. But playing the sympathy card is not cutting it. In fact it reveals clearly that you are a manipulator. I know all about manipulators as my elder brother, a professing Christian who has never yielded good fruit, has it worked out to a science. Btw, he has narcissistic personality disorder, though he believes he's perfect, which I see clearly in your posts. To keep from bumping heads, you are on my ignore list. A real brother should not be the cause of so much division.
Brother Lurker, Your post touched my heart concerning your wife, as my beloved husband had quadruple by-pass surgery 71/2 years ago. Will remember her in prayer as well as your brother.
Lurker wrote: My thoughts exactly. I make no judgment of what this man is but what he decidedly in not is one I could ever have fellowship with. For those who defend him, has he bothered to apologize to anyone if his past "satire" was misunderstood? Not once. No remorse whatsoever. Instead he abuses God's holy word to justify his past indiscretions implying God is using him to teach us something..... but stops short of specifics. If we claim to love God we must also love the written testimony He has put in our hands, which Godly men gave their lives for, and reject anyone who dares to manipulate and twist it to their own ends as hypocrites who appear to honor God with their lips but not their hearts and actions. Just another Job who will only be silenced when God speaks.
Ladybug, Just wanted to say a quick hello as I will be offline for a season..will remember all my dearly beloved sisters and brothers from the SA forum in prayer, as I would ask for yours also as the Lord leads. Grace and peace in the Lord Jesus Christ. Dorcas
John Y....It is your business were you go to worship your god. I do not consider you a fellow believer in the Jesus Christ of the Bible. You are by your own definition roman catholic, so therefore an enemy of the cross of Christ, since Romanism is a religion spawned in the bowels of hell. You come on here to agitate and spew your heresy about Catholicism, do us all a favor and troll catholic forums.
Nothing is taught more clearly and insistently by the Lord and the apostles than that the sinner's salvation is by faith in the Son of God, in His atoning death and resurrection. (alone) But down through the annals of church history we see men who arrogate to themselves the power of admission to or exclusion from the Kingdom of God; sacraments or forms that are made into necessary means of attaining or keeping ones salvation. This has given rise to tyrannies and untold miseries on mankind , that has obscured the true way of salvation that Christ has opened to all through faith in Him. (Sacerdotalism) Sadly many of the reformers were of this stripe failing to shed the rotten rags of Rome and mans religion.
By John Y own admission in a post to Christopher a few weeks ago, he stated that he was revolted by knowing that the mass was a sacrifice (reinactment) of Christ. So by continuing to attend this charade of religion that mocks and blasphemes the Lord Jesus Christ, one can conclude that this individual does not...love the Lord Jesus Christ...is not born from above....still has the spirit of fear; not of power, love, and a sound mind. 2Tim. 1:7. This is likened to the soldiers who mocked, and bent the knee to our blessed Lord, to Judas who said "is it I?. This continuing farce that this man plagues this board with year after year with his nonsensical posts is a disgrace. I have prayed the Lord to have mercy on him, but from what he writes on this board almost daily in his defense of a false religion, he is an enemy of the cross of Christ, and from such turn away!