SF from TX wrote: This thread seems the most popular today so I figured more would see what was posted....not to hijack the thread but my family and I would like to thank all of you for your prayers! God blessed us with a healthy baby girl born at home at 4:02 this morning. Now Im off to rest and enjoy our newest blessing.
GSTexas wrote: Reading that he apologized really disgusted me. Why would he apologize and call himself a criminal for doing the Lords work? Such capitulation is unbecoming of a Christian, and really makes me question his standing with God. Id rather die for Christ and recieve a crown of life, than to live and bear such ignominy. By the grace of God, if I ever face such tribulation, Ill never deny my savior, or condemn the work he has called me to do.
I agree GS. Thanks for your comment, it was a blessing to me and others as well. Let's just pray and hope that this man repents of his denial and is willing to give all for our Lord and Savior who gave His all for us.
Just finished listening to the sermon "the brevity of life" and this certainly has an impact on me.
Dorcas wrote: Hello Frank, Haven't seen you post for awhile. Trust all is well with you and yours?
You are such a nice and thoughtful lady to notice that I haven't posted much recently. All is well with me and my family. The Lord has blessed me with some trials, but those things are always for our edification. The end result is a more steadfast faith and that is truly a blessing.
I have been following some of the threads and have noticed an unkind spirit that is beginning to show itself more and more in instances when it should not be there. But, you have refreshed me today and I want to thank you.
Thanks for the info SF! I will continue to pray for you and Anne as well.
Anne wrote: Michael H and Dorcas - I will most certainly add them to our daily prayers. What painful refinement we go through to become more Christlike, or, to see Him more clearly! My hearts go out to you both as well - it is difficult to watch the hearts of those we hold dear to feel such pain.
Hey sister! Did your big day come and go or is it still in the future? I also haven't read where SF gave birth yet, or did I miss that post as well.
Yes, CAB is certainly a heretic or as Dorcas well said "a minion". It is rare that we can say that about someone who posts here because we are limited by space; so who knows what is in our hearts. But, clearly she is and I say that without hesitation. In the beginning I responded to her, but she never responded to my thoughts, so I just quit responding.
Anyway, just remember that Satan is a very powerful and real force, so don't let this person get in your heads.
ladybug wrote: Frank & Dorcas, My apologies concerning some of the content found on the link I provided, I only meant to point to the Downey article. As you so rightly pointed out Dorcas, I was indeed only seeking to point all to that particular link. I should have included a disclaimer of some sort with my original comment. My intention wasn't to misdirect or promote the blog as a whole, but to zero in on a specific, singular post. In the future, I will bear this in mind.
No problem at all. I understood what your point was and it was right on. I was simply pointing out the other issues as I saw them. Please don't let people like me, and I'm not being cute here, dissuade you from posting links etc. Each of us have a responsibility to research as the Lord leads us.
ladybug wrote: Hello Frank, You are welcome; as Dorcas said, these two are new age pagans, being used by Satan to deceive. I encourage everyone to share that link with as many as you can and get the word out. These two devils need to be exposed for what they truly are.
Yes, but a word of warning to all those who visit the link. There is a link on this link to the greatest sermon ever heard and the fellow that gives the sermon wife is the associate pastor of his church. Now women are of course not to be church leaders and that is Christianity 101, so I would say beware!
I started listening to the sermon and then after a bit of research I stopped.
ladybug wrote: Hi Dorcas, This new age belief is wildly popular, and very dangerous. Downey and her husband are NOT Christians, and anything they do should be avoided like the plague! Pagans indeed, and very dangerous ones at that. Praise God for the discernment He gives His people.
Yes, thanks for the link; it is outstanding. I never considered these folks were Christian because I knew she was a practicing Catholic, but the rest of the stuff was new to me. THANKS.
Hey Dorcas; have you heard anything about Anne and her new baby?
GSTexas wrote: I believed in a pre trib rapture for many years, having been taught as such growing up, and never studied opposing views. However, since Ive been saved, in my endeavor to live out 2 Timothy 2:15 I have since come to a different conclusion, that being a post trib position. Im not as knowledgable about it as Lurker, but I hope to be as I continue to study the matter. Since prophecy is a complex subject, I have never seen the point in getting in heated arguments, or breaking fellowships over it. I reserve the allegation of someone being a heretic mostly to those who believe and teach lies concerning Jesus Christ, and salvation. Anyway, thats my two cents, I hope yall have a blessed day.
Well, I have studied all the various positions and I am a convinced post-trib rapture fellow. Anyway, just to let you know that you are not alone in your thoughts.
Mike wrote: There is no such thing as a "modern biblical context." All contexts, modern or otherwise, are to be interpreted according to biblical requirements, which culture contexts do not have authority to change.
Well said Mike! The word of God cannot be interpreted by cultures, but cultures must be led by the word of God. But as we know, this is of course not done by our hirelings and our godless societies.
Pius XII in the encyclical MYSTICI CORPORIS and Pius IX declared (as quoted in FUNDAMENTALS OF CATHOLIC DOGMA, page 312): "By Faith it is firmly held that outside the Apostolic Roman Church none can achieve salvation. This is the only ark of salvation. He who does not enter into it will perish in the flood. Nevertheless equally certain, it is to be held that those who suffer from invincible ignorance of this true religion, are not for this reason guilty in the eyes of the Lord."
The real issue to the RCC and its magisterium is not what someone thinks of Christ, but what they think of the RCC.
Jessica Dawson wrote: The public education system transmits the values of popular culture to its students. Growing up in a non-Christian home, I was still sent to Sunday school. It is just the way things were. I'd also happily read the Bible story books (or at least look at the pictures), in the doctor's office waiting area. I was brought up in a culture where I ended up learning about Jesus, the Scriptures, and concepts of morality even though my family was very liberal. Children in public schools (including children with Christian parents), are now brought up in a very different world than the one I grew up in. The norms in a society creates a plumb line for children to measure their behaviours and beliefs against. Children are now seeing sexual immorality as a norm in society, the media, popular culture, and even in the church.
Very interesting Jessica. I am 67 and I remember my 3rd grade teacher giving candy to the one who could memorize the most scriptures. There was no stigma in mentioning the name of Christ at all. The culture was certainly different back then.
Anyway, thanks for the post; it brought back memories of when times were certainly better. The women who waited until marriage were actually respected back then.
Question wrote: What I am pointing to is difficulties that perhaps Strat has not thought about. Does God violate his own morals? If these verses present no violation of morals then what are we to make of them? Or are you suggesting that we are not to draw any lessons at all from these sort of verses?
I would agree with what DJC49 said and would simply add that if God does something, then it can't be wrong simply because He did it. God is perfection and therefore incapable of doing something that is not perfect.
Of course we can draw lessons from those verses, but your thoughts are incorrect. I think you just need to think through what you are saying.
Question wrote: Consider Deut 20: 15 Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities which are very far off from thee, which are not of the cities of these nations. 16 But of the cities of these people, which the Lord thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth: 17 But thou shalt utterly destroy them; namely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee: 18 That they teach you not to do after all their abominations, which they have done unto their gods; so should ye sin against the Lord your God. In the previous verses God commanded them to deal with the women and children of certain places leniently. But of the nations mentioned they were to destroy every breathing thing. Do you believe that pregnant women were spared? If not, did God forget or violate his own view on the sanctity of life? Or do you think that you have a better view than God's? If you object that in wartime there is a suspension of morality, then consider Exodus 22:18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. What if the witch was pregnant?
So,are you saying because our heavenly Father killed these folks that we can also kill them?
Jessica Dawson wrote: I thought it was interesting, the photo that was put with the article showing a person with their hands raised in the air. Imagine, people getting together and praising nothing, and no one? May God bless and sheild believers around the world and protect them from backsliding into having unbelieving hearts! "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one." ~ Psalm 14:1-3 KJV
I agree Jessica. They obviously worship the creation and not the creator. Otherwise their gathering together and raising their hands makes no sense. They are worshipping something, whether they realize it or not.
John UK wrote: Ah yes, Gs. That is a most excellent point, for CAB is doing just that, and despite her continual allegation that most all people are going to drop into hell one day, in fact it will be herself. David, you're right about whack-a-mole. At Bible Study tonight I was reminded of Brother Frank, as the text was: 1 Timothy 1:15 KJV 15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. It was a great gospel message, showing that we do not progress to heaven by our works or effort, but because Jesus has saved us. Interestingly Frank, the Apostle Paul did not say, "of whom I was chief" but rather "of whom I am chief." No sense of sin - NO SALVATION! Take heed, CAB.
Thanks brother. I did a meditation on Romans chapter 7 where I showed that Paul was speaking of himself in the present tense in verses 21-25. But believe it or not, I never even considered 1 Ti 1:15 as part of my proof texts. So, now I have plagerized your thoughts, once again.
Yes, I sincerely hope that CAB realizes just how carnal she really is and stops trying to get to heaven by her own merits and not by the merits of our perfect Lord and Savior.