'The Mennonites (Anabaptists) trace their descent from the Waldenses,Petrobrussians and other ancient sects....Before the rise of Luther and Calvin, there lay concealed in almost all the countries of Europe, who adhered tenaciously to the doctrine which the Waldensians, Wycliffites and the Hussites had maintained'. John Lawrence Mosheim German Reformed historian. ---------------------- 'I should not readily admit that there was a Baptist church as far back as 100 A.D., although without doubt there were Baptist churches then, as all Christans were then Baptists'. John Clark Ridpath Methodist historian
Mike wrote: When I was a Catholic kid, I visited some out of state relatives who were Baptist. I went to church with them while there, and made the mistake of telling the nun teaching church school when I returned. She informed me in no uncertain language of my sin in going to the Baptist church. The fear that someone might hear something other than the approved message, or rather, the approved sounds, wasn't obvious to me at the time.
I had a chuckle at your comment Mike...I had almost the same experience growing up a catholic kid in N. Ireland. My Irish RC mother has told me that she was told at her "church" that Baptists were a cult. Some reformed who post on here say that too...hmm.
I would agree Shane,,,the problem that seems to be most prevelant,(especially in the warmer states) is that most dress very immodestly.not much covering, men in tank tops so the tatoo's can be seen,women in very immodest, barely covered outfits.This is the issue as I see it in my neck of the woods. Not so much fancy clothing, but hardly any clothing on!
ladybug wrote: God forbid we make a idol out of John Calvin and accredit him with the clear teachings found in holy writ that can only be attributed to the one true and living Jehovah. I cringe when I see anyone say 'I'm a Calvinist'! Many have aligned themselves with a mortal man and claim to follow his 'teachings'; is that what the Bible calls us to do? Let us always remember these words from our Lord, "Follow Me!"
Read the Bible wrote: Baptists delete the verses of the establishment of the Covenant of Grace with Abraham in Genesis 17. The reason they do this is because GOD ordains and demonstrates that the sign and seal of the Covenant is to be administered to babies. And as you know Baptists exclude babies because they cannot speak. The Baptist church does not have babies in its Tradition contrary to God's ordained Word and Covenant law. Christ Jesus is the Mediator of the Covenant of Grace and the Baptists by their Tradition refuse to bring their infants to Jesus. Matt 19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
Concerning Matthew 19:14-------------------------- "To this we give this one word, see that ye read the Word as it is written, and you will find no water in it but the Lord Jesus only. Are the water and Christ the same thing? Is bringing a child to a font bringing the child to Christ? Nay, here is a wide difference, as wide as between false doctrine and the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ". C.H. Spurgeon
R. K. Borill wrote: In any case, regardless of whether or not Easter is the proper name for this particular Sunday begs the question. The real issue is this particular Sunday is elevated above every Sabbath which is The Lord's Day. This is done in connection with the RCC calendar just as the harlot puts all her "holidays" above the Sabbath,
GSTexas wrote: Im part of the millennial generation, and I dont personally know anybody in my age group thats a true born again Christian. It would be blessing to find someone my age that is saved, and shares my passion for Gods word.
GS.....my husband and myself are of the baby boomer generation, and we are experiencing the same as you in our age group. Lots of church talk, but none have a desire to fellowship around the things of the Lord Jesus and His precious word. But you have certainly refreshed me over the past year with your posts!
Concerning the Presidents remarks of the Lord Jesus Christ....James 3:11-12. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.