the servant wrote: God ordained the 16th century Reformation for a purpose. HE wants His people to follow and obey the Holy Bible and the Holy Spirit. Man's religions such as the idolatry and blasphemy of the RCC and the ridiculous fallacies of the JW, Islam and the Mormons are sin filled confusions controlled by Satan in a world of reprobates. They represent a trial to the believer and one which is referred to by the Apostles as false witness. 2Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. The subsequent verses teach just how evil and dangerous this path of false witness is. Then Peter argues V19 "While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage." Contend for the faith once delivered and fight for the souls still in bondage.
Historian J.H. Merle d' Aubigne wisely wrote many years ago: "The only true reformation is that which emanates from the Word of God". Yet we see modern evangelicals wringing their hands, joining with heretics and apostates to preserve western culture and it's values... The very truths that profoundly shaped our western world, the sufficiency and authority of the Bible and the gospel of grace are being tossed aside for a united social action,a moral consensus.
To those who love not the truth.. It is bettter to be offended with truth than perish living a lie. The broad road that leads to destruction is full of people who respect more than one way to salvation. I suppose you would also call Jesus Christ non-Christian for His verbal destruction of the religious leaders of Israel . Matthew 23.
Frank wrote: Outstanding and I can add nothing to your comment and conclusion. Thanks sister!
As long as the Lord allows I will continue to sound the battle cry against this satanic delusion that touts itself as a Christian denomination. Those who think that moral and social issues shared by RC and believers are more important than the doctrinal issues that divide, are deluded. The gospel is a matter of utmost consequence~certainly far more weighty in the scope of eternity than even the greatest moral, social,or political issues of our day. Roman Catholics who believe the gospel of Rome are not our brothers and sisters in Christ. This is not a triviality that can be shoved aside and ignored. Catholics need to be evangelized , they are one of the greatest mission fields of our time.
One of the principal objectives of Vatican II was the promotion of ecumenism. The council stated that the goal of their religious strategy was the unity of all Christian churches through common communion with the RCC: "The results will be that, little by little, as the obstacles to perfect ecclesiastical communion are overcome, all Christians will be gathered,in a common celebration of the Eucharist, into the unity of the one and only Church, which Christ bestowed on His church from the beginning. This unity, we believe, subsists in the RCC as something she can never lose, and we hope that it will continue to increase until the end of time". ~Second Vatican Council~541 -------- There you have it, they will not rest till they have all the apostates worshipping their wafer god
Would suggest that a few on this site read the Catechism of the Catholic Religion before they begin to bloviate concerning a dead satanic religion of man. For example: RC condemns with over 100 anathemas for believing the Gospel of Grace. They declare it is a sin if you believe that you are eternally secure in Christ. They teach that sacraments, church membership, obeying the commandments and good works are necessary for salvation. According to Vatican II you must believe indulgences are efficacious for salvation or you are condemned with an anathema. Stop portraying this abomination as a 'church' it is a satanic lie from the bowels of hell, that is taking billions to the pit.
I agree with both you both brothers Shane and Frank...I would add that innuendo and subterfuge is mainly what I see that propels the comments to go into a downward spiral. But I agree that all should be done decently and in order. May all of us remember Who we represent.
Ecumenists talk much about love toward man, but what about love toward God and His Word? They point their fingers at the strict Bible beliver and charge him/her with being judgemental/unloving because they exercise discernment and separation. To love a false teacher does not mean that we turn a blind eye to their errors and strive for unity with them, regardless of their doctrine and practise. We are to obey the Bible and mark & avoid them..Romans 16:17,18. and EXPOSE their errors publicly to protect those who might be led astray by their teachings. Some on this board have diligently done this, only to be lambasted, falsely maligned, ridiculed, etc. So be it...We ought to obey God rather than men!
Cody, Personal bias and prejudice are difficult to lay aside when it comes to one's belief concerning religious faith. We must examine facts objectively, and be careful what you accept as truth. I am an ex RC so I know intimately what their doctrines are and what they teach concerning salvation. Roman Catholicism is not biblical Christianity. Their 'way' of salvation is by works. So to not evangelize a roman catholic and tell him the gospel of Jesus Christ is to not love your neighbor biblically. Your heart should grieve for those who refuse to leave their religious deception. There are many moral people out there who are trusting in their own works and a religious denomination who will die and go to a devils hell.
Concerning those who gave their seed to pass through the fire to the Ammonite god Molech... The Lord God spoke: "And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not: Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech , from among their people." Leviticus 20:4,5.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever. Hebrews 13:8.
Frank wrote: The issue I see come up so often on this board is; do we give praise to anyone who is outside the body of Christ or someone who in our opinion is practicing heresy. In other words, I believe a Muslim can say or do something that is moral, but it canâ€™t be spiritual at the same time. Many who post here mix morality with spirituality as if they are synonymous terms. They somehow think that if society becomes more moral, then they are naturally more pleasing to Christ. A natural manâ€™s spirit is dead and incapable of doing anything spiritual. Jesus said they cannot bear good fruit â€“ period. So, I have made a very strong effort to never praise the works of anyone that I donâ€™t believe is in the faith; that is the line I draw. IMO, doing otherwise is simply part of the dummying down of the gospel which all of us would concur has been done over the years. If someone says they are RC, then society believes that means that is synonymous with being a Christian. All are responsible for this dummying down, me included, but the church should never volitionally participate in this farce. My brothers and sisters in Christ, we are not called to be politicians or build phony bridges.
I agree to much time has been wasted on this roman catholic individual.I see this forum is not edifying to anyone, but has become quite devisive and some have gotten so defensive you feel everything you post is setting them off or they can become quite sarcastic and then name calling and labeling begins. I have enjoyed my fellowship with you ladybug, Anne,SF,sc and occasionally US,Sean, and Christopher though. I am going to leave off the message board for awhile, will pop in now and again to say hello. Blessings to all.
Sc, strange..all the people I am familiar with who believe the Doctrine of Grace are passionate about reaching the lost. Don't be misled by some who continually grumble about us who they 'brush' with the label 'hyper'. It taint necessarily so..
s c wrote: Well stated Mersines. I just wonder if the pope missed their true calling in life- that of an undertaker. Their fascination with dead bodies is almost commensurate with their loyalty to their dead religion.
ladybug wrote: Frank, You are a dear brother in Christ, and I have no desire to take you to task over limited atonement. May God 'grow' each of us as we continue our walk with Him
Ladybug, I would also add that all of us who are saved should be rejoicing always, praising God for His great mercy and grace through our Lord Jesus Christ who came to save sinners. Always being about our Fathers business in this sin soaked evil world.