Unprofitable Servant wrote: still trying to figure out how Jim from Lincoln's post relates to the article. He has no agenda to discredit the source and he doesn't want to acknowledge that ACA covers murder of defenseless children, so he makes a statement about Catholics in Texas. Looks like he needs to follow up with a statement about Republican corruption and blame the whole thing on former president Bush.
I agree Luke 17:10, his post was confusing. But he is on a singular mission and that is to bring politics into spiritual issues. In his case it is the liberal democrats who overwhelmingly support abortion, homosexuality and feminism. But, he will say he is a registered independent.
 Lo, children [are] an heritage of the LORD: [and] the fruit of the womb [is his] reward. (Psa 127:3)
 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb? (Job 31:15)
 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.  I will praise thee; for I am fearfully [and] wonderfully made: marvellous [are] thy works; and [that] my soul knoweth right well.  My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, [and] curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.  Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all [my members] were written, [which] in continuance were fashioned, when [as yet there was] none of them. (Psa 139:13-16)
 Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, ... (Isa 44:2)
 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,  Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, [and] I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. (Jer 1:4-5)
 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: (Luk 1:41)
John Yurich USA wrote: I have quoted Scripture in my posts, not every post but every post does not have to have quotes from Scripture. Baptist teaching comes from the Bible. The Lutheran doctrine of Holy Communion is scriptural. Frank, It makes no sense that I attend the Catholic Church after having embraced Jesus as Savior during an Altar Call at my brothers Non Denominational Church? If I like liturgical worship over the non liturgical worship of Evangelical Protestant Churches and I am uncomfortable engaging in fellowship then I have to attend the Catholic Church. And besides the church that one attends is totally superfluous to ones entering Heaven upon ones demise as Jesus will not look at the church that one attended in deciding who enters Heaven.
That is correct my trollish friend. For you to receive the wafer from someone that says you are going to hell makes absolutely no sense. Communion is a wonderful sacrament; not something that satan's followers should pretend to be involved in. Last one!
John Yurich USA wrote: ladybug, I happen to know more about the Lutheran Church teaching about Holy Communion then you do as my Aunt married a Lutheran and I have studied Luther's Small and Large Catechisms. The Lutheran doctrine states that Jesus is present in, with and under the bread and wine but the bread and wine are not the body and blood of Jesus. That is totally different then the Catholic doctrine which states that the bread and wine are the literal body and blood of Jesus. I trust in Jesus alone for salvation. I certainly don't trust in my good works for salvation. According to Baptist teaching I am saved as I embraced Jesus as my Savior during an Altar Call and I trust in Jesus alone for salvation. My Born Again Non Denominational brother accepts I am saved because I trust in Jesus alone for salvation. My brother is a better Christian then you will ever hope to be. You are not acting very Christ like.
I think that John UK said it best, you are attending a church that says you are anathema and can't go to heaven. That makes no sense at all; therefore I have pretty much always considered you a troll. That is how illogical your position is; believe me.
Dorcas wrote: Frank...lol concerning what catholics say, my family still say, I was born a catholic, raised a catholic, die a catholic... But, we pray on! God is still saving sinners.
Our society has given them some comfort by brainwashing folks into believing that to say they aren't Christian is hate speech. Just look at SteveR and JohnY!
Here is a quote from our president. "I am a Christian.... I believe that there are many paths to the same place.... I am a great admirer of our founding charter... and its resolve to prevent disruptive strains of fundamentalism from taking root in this country.... I think Gandhi is a great example of a profoundly spiritual man who... never slipped into intolerance or dogma." Quote from Obama!
And, look at you and I.
If we made it out of that diabolical scheme of the devil than anyone can make it out. At least that is my case.
Brother Observer, I agree with everything you said. Yes, Christ will build His church and nothing can stop that from happening.
Observer wrote: Sadly very true. If Christ promised his presence to 2 or 3 gathered in his name (Matt 18.20) how shall he not be with an entire church met to worship him and hear his word, or during a communion service, when according to his word we meet to remember him and all he did in redeeming us from sin and its penalty and to consider the glory that awaits us when we shall forever be with the Lord. Oh sweet day! Maranatha Lord Jesus. If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema.
What great comments by all. I agree with Chris that it would be hard to add anything to describe satan's church than hasn't already been said. But since I am old, I will add something of a personal nature that most folks are too young to know about. When I was young and evangelicals would knock on our door to proclaim Christ or to pass out tracts, we would simply tell them we were Catholics. Catholics didn't consider themselves to be Christian, but Catholics, and the terms were not interchangeable! Now imagine just how much our culture has changed. Tell someone that a Catholic isn't a Christian and you won't ever appear on FOX news or any major media outlet again.
I have really been blessed by many of the comments.
Here is a quote I picked up somewhere along the line from the author of this series.
âI see him as a good person but with a human underbelly,'â she says. ââHe is vulnerable, he is frequently afraid, he has a very strong conscience, and it is my belief that with the overwhelming majority of human beings â maybe Iâm a wild optimist â most people do try to do the right thing, by their own lights.'â
Dorcas wrote: We have encountered the same as you Frank. The sound convert takes a whole Christ, and takes Him for all intents and purposes, without exceptions, without limitations, without reserve! He says with Paul, Lord. What wilt thou have me to do"?
Now, stop saying things better and clearer than I do.
Anyway, thanks for the come back. Gives me a chance to note some scripture. I could have listed dozens more.
1 Corinthians. 6:19,20, Matthew 7:21, Luke 6:46, Acts 2:18, Romans 1:1, Galatians 1:10, Ephesians 6:6, Philippians 1:1, James 1:1, 2 Peter 1:1, Jude 1:1, Revelations 1:1, Revelations 2:20
a slave, bondman, man of servile condition a slave
metaph., one who gives himself up to another's will those whose service is used by Christ in extending and advancing his cause among men devoted to another to the disregard of one's own interests a servant, attendant
Bond-servant is a slave; one who is bound to service without wages.
Dorcas wrote: Frank wrote. Lordship Salvation... If you type that in on the SA bar, it would suprise you how many 'teachers' of the Bible have sermons on Lordship salvation, that it is heresy.
Thanks, but I am very familiar with the arguments pro and con. Sometimes it seems like when I say that He is my Lord, then I have to apologize for that comment. I remember talking to this fellow one time who was shacking up outside of marriage. I asked him how he could go that if he claimed he was a Christian. He said it didn't matter because Christ had already forgiven him for all of his sins. But, should we continue to sin because grace abounds, "God forbid". Or something like that.
We obey not to make Him our Lord, but because He is our Lord. We don't obey to become justified in His sight, but because we are justified. The RCC gets this backwards.
I guess a lot could depend on how someone defines Lordship Salvation.
Yes Pilgrim, I normally agree with your thoughts and it is a marvelous thing that we can experience that through the trials and experiences of this life. By the way, as you get older the trials become more frequent. Now that is a mystery.
Still praying for your cluster headaches every night.
I have posted the below before, but will do again for any naysayers. (is that a word?)
If you are not a bond-servant or slave of our Lord, then you aren't serving Him according to scripture.
If you are not serving Him as a slave, according to scripture, then you are not following Him.
If you are not following Him, then you are not one of His disciples.
If you are not His disciple, then you are not one of His sheep.
If you are not one of His sheep, then He is not your Shepherd.
John UK wrote: [âThen said Jesus unto His disciples, if any man willââthe word âwillâ here means âdesire toâ just as in that verse, âIf any will live godly.â It signifies âdetermine to.â âIf any man will or desires to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross (not a cross, but his cross) and follow me.â Then in Luke 14:27 Christ declared, âAnd whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after Me, cannot be My disciple.â So it is not optional. The Christian life is far more than subscribing to a system of truth or adopting a code of conduct, or of submitting to religious ordinances. Preeminently the Christian life is a person; experience of fellowship with the Lord Jesus, and just in proportion as your life is lived in communion with Christ, to that extent are you living the Christian life, and to that extent only.] This is what it's all about. But the devil has hoodwinked Christendom into thinking that knowledge is the main part. Of course, Pink will be ignored, because as far as Moniker Man is concerned, he was an Arminian. But as far as I am concerned, Christianity is all about the knowledge of Christ - not knowing ABOUT Christ, but knowing HIM, and THE POWER of his RESURRECTION.
Great Sermon! What an excellent message. I am currently going through some trials and this message not only convicted me, but I'm sure will stay in my thoughts and help me to overcome what is currently causing me worry and anxiety.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: An odd comment coming from the person who argues in favor of the pro LBGT administration and it domestic and foreign agenda to force others to accept it as "normal."
Good comment brother. I have always said that the folks that support the homosexual movement are worse than those that practice it. The supporters always outnumber the practitioners, so they influence society even more. If no one supports a movement, the movement will die from natural causes. The same could be said for abortion or anything anti-scriptural.
Anyway, I am sort of reading something in your comment, but I believe I am correct.
Rodney K. wrote: Hello Frank, I sincerely hope that you are wrong about young earth proponents being in the minority here on SA. I realize that the truth of a literal six day creation is under attack, even among those claiming to be Christian. However, I would not expect to find that to be the case here. I know I haven't been posting long, so I'm sure I haven't seen what some of yall have...
Thanks for the kind response. I hope you are correct and you probably are. I suppose I should have said the "professing" church and not those on this site. The subject has never come up that I am aware of and since no one seems to be arguing against the YEC, then you are probably correct. I do know for certainty that many of those who claim the name of Christ profess theistic evolution or what is called an Old Earth Creationist theory championed by a fellow name Hugh Ross.
Christopher000 wrote: Hi Frank...you mention something that always irritates me, and that is the evolutionary fiction of missing links that the children are still being taught to this day, even though the "evidence" is antiquated and proven false. Hoaxes, lies, and mistakes abound in the textbooks and nobody will address it as they continue to teach it all as fact. Really something. No matter how much I wanted to believe in something, I just can't grasp making up lies and creating evidence to advance and strengthen a theory I just know has nothing to sustantiate it.
Hey Chris. I firmly believe that the bible teaches a young earth and that all of creation was done in 6 literal 24 hour days. If we can twist Genesis to suite our needs, then we can twist any of scripture. Have you ever noticed that "most" folks believe the OEC stuff when they have little or no scientific background. If you ask the typical person who believes that nonsense why they believe it, the will quote some scientific findings when they don't have a clue whether the science is correct or not. They simply use blind faith to arrive at their conclusion.
Anyway, glad you agree with me. Believe me we are in the minority even on this forum.
I asked the Lord why it was taking so long for Jesus to return to this sin fallen world. I look around me and noticed so much evil and pain and suffering that I just couldnât fathom why Jesus didnât simply return and put an end to it. The Lord asked me the following questions. He asked me if I had any loved ones that had not yet accepted His gospel of grace. I said yes and He said, âWellâ âŚ He then asked me if it was likely that other believers also had loved ones who were not saved? I said yes and He said , âWellâ âŚ Finally He said that if I and others knew of those who werenât yet saved and needed more time, then how much more did I think He knew and understood about those already born and not yet born who also would receive His gospel of grace and then spend eternity with Him in His perfectly heavenly kingdom? Lastly He reminded me that only He could see all the pieces of the puzzle and only He knew of those who had been called from before the foundation of the world to become His children.