KJV English speaking-Onlyist wrote: I do believe God does have a part in a person's salvation, that is everyone salvation(2 Peter 3:9) and that we had to repent(Romans 11:29) to be given eternal life
You appear to be suggesting that the act of repentance is within human ability??? Your quote; "we had to repent(Romans 11:29) to be given eternal life." First this verse has nothing to do with human repentance unto salvation. Romans 11:29 is about the gifts of God being irrevocable and inviolable. Thus they will never be reversed or repented of BY GOD.
Second if you are suggesting that repentance is within the ability of sinners. AND that this "human ability" leads to salvation; - Then that is salvation by works, which is the philosophy of Roman Catholics and Arminians. It is also unBiblical!
"I shall next show what gospel repentance is. Repentance is a grace of God's Spirit, whereby a sinner is inwardly humbled and outwardly reformed. For a further amplification, know that repentance is a spiritual medicine made up of six special ingredients: 1. Sight of sin 2. Sorrow for sin 3. Confession of sin 4. Shame for sin 5. Hatred for sin 6. Turning from sin If any one ingredient is left out, it loses its virtue" (Thomas Watson)
Lurker wrote: It's also interesting that the Psalms only crowd repeat the exact words of the Psalms in praise but do not what all the words say.
I'm glad you recognise that we stick to the Word of God, Lurker. Thats progress.
But what is it we "do not" which you hymn singers "do"?? I wonder.
Perhaps you mean we "do not" blow our own trumpets? Like you sinner composed (substituting of God's Word) users do.
If it is the application of the old Hebrew ceremonial instruments in worship which you refer to, can I ask which animal sacrifice are you doing this Sunday? (or is it still Saturday for you)? _____________________
Mike wrote: If praise isn't from YOUR heart, would I judge amiss in saying praise isn't from you?
Now c'mon Mike, you know full well that the Holy Spirit works in the heart of us good Biblical Calvinists.
Really tut tut wrote: How do you know this? Watch that trash do you?
Proverbs 14:25 A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.
"G P Taylor Last month a Christian best-selling author said he was blacklisted by the BBC. G P Taylor says a BBC producer told him the publicly-funded broadcaster could not be â€śseen to be promoting Jesusâ€ť.
Stephen Glover Attacking the BBCâ€™s over-the-top coverage of the recent Collider experiment in Geneva, the Daily Mailâ€™s Steven Glover wrote: â€śThe BBC represents a materialist, mechanistic consensus which has rejected God, and deludes itself that science is capable of providing a complete explanation of existence.â€ť" (The Christian Institute))
The BBC should change its name to HBC and I'm sure you can see why.
Britain is a churchless United Kingdom of Sodom and Gomorah for sure.
Romans chapter 1 verse 18 - 32 is a prophetic word for the UK.
Quote:: ""Startlingly the report also claimed that those who were opposed to the portrayal of homosexuality â€śwere driven by a lack of understandingâ€ť.""
Oh look those poor Christians just don't understand???
Quote from GOD. "Lev 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."
Satan is getting very conspicuous in his attacks upon Christians today.
It is rather obvious that the BBC's soap drama "Eatenders" has a homosexual in the plot and they have named him "Christian" - I wonder why??? Satan is being blatant through the hearts and minds of his BBC people too.
The wrath of God is incurred upon the BBC. Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections"
"While recognising that he was simplifying the Church's position, Dr Williams said in an interview: "There's no problem about a gay person who's a bishop. It's about the fact that there are traditionally, historically, standards that the clergy are expected to observe.""
What about the Bible Rowan?????????
I suppose that if you are a Liberal church then the Bible or the Law of God, or in fact God Himself, doesn't count.
Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves"
Why do these people believe they are Chrsitians???
"You have accused European liberal leftists of pursuing a "policy of appeasement" toward Islam."
Oh Look somebody else has observed the Liberal penchant for grovelling to all of the people all of the time, instead of some of the people some of the time. Thats political correctness or apologising for our western Christian history. The Liberal church pursues it under the title of ecumenicalism!
"Myth 1: Cohabitation is a step to marriage. The number of cohabiting couples soared 13-fold from 523,000 in 1970 to 6.8 million in 2008â€”but only 1.4 million of them married that year. The average cohabitation lasts 18 months, which means there are about 4.6 million new cohabitations each year. Only 30 percent "transitioned into marriage," not 65 percent."
Interesting article and stats.
God established marriage for His creatures therefore marriage is the best way of living together and for family. Cohab is the usual rebellion (transgression) against God by sinners which can never work. But this is reprobate life in action together with all sin, the penalty of which is hell and damnation.
Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
"Two abortionists in Maryland (Dr. Steven Brigham and Dr. Nicola Riley) were ordered to stop practicing abortions in Maryland after a woman was severely injured. Subsequently, police raided the clinic searching for medical records and to their horror they discovered dozens of unborn babies stored in a freezer."
When Satan is in charge of your depravity it knows no bounds of abandonment, baseness, contamination, criminality, debasement, debauchery, degeneracy, degradation, depravation, evil, iniquity, lewdness, licentiousness, perversion, profligacy, sensuality, sinfulness, vice, viciousness, vitiation, wickedness.............
Is this not the normal description of Liberal churches anyway?
Two religions in the churches today - one is Christian and the other is Liberalism. Neither the twain shall meet.
As Peter says 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.
Note this in the article. "The service included a liturgical dance by one of the clowns. For the communion, Lochhead reverently mimed the Last Supper, where Jesus took a loaf of bread, broke and blessed it and gave it to his disciples in remembrance of Him."
"Thousands of dalits and tribals belonging to the Christian minorities in the Kandhamal region of Orissa were victims of organized violence starting in August 2007. According to government figures during the last bout of violence from August to December 2008, in Kandhamal district alone more than 600 villages were ransacked, 5600 houses were looted and burnt, 54000 people were left homeless, 38 people were murdered. Human rights groups estimate that over 100 people were killed, including women, disabled and aged persons and children; and an unestimated number suffered severe physical injuries and mental trauma." Christian Persecution in India
"Edmund Adamus, an adviser to the Archbishop of Westminster, said five decades of liberalising abortion and gay rights laws had made Britain more anti-Catholic..."
400 years of being a PROTESTANT nation is what made Britain anti-catholic. And rightly so, after all we don't want the papal antichrist having influence in UK, even if Tony Blair does.
Today however the national church - C.of E/C.of S - have changed their religion from Christian - to Liberalism. What they have done is described in Romans Ch. 1.v18ff. - That is "Ditched" the Bible - And legalised Sodom and Gomorah. - They have also allowed the heretical foreign temples of Islam, Hindu and others to build here.
Thus the wrath of God is upon Britain today. "18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness"
The real Christians in UK protest against this visit of the Papal anti-christ as vehemently as the 16th century Reformers did. The Protestant Church was born out of this very protest.
The visit of the papal antichrist demonstrates the arid and barren desert of faith in the UK today, both in the national church and the leadership of this nation.
The Protestant Truth Society in England and the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland have brought out booklets on this visit describing the many valid reasons why this visit is a sign of the UNBiblical UNChristian state of our national churches and the general mind set of the people in the UK today.
Mr. "Tatchell" mentioned in the above article is a sodomite and therefore of the same satanic ilk as the papal antichrist and his organisation, therefore is just as abhorrent to GOD and His followers the True Christians. This also illustrates the rejection of Scripture and the decline of morals which are a sign of the evil state of this country in these modern times. This blindness shows how and why the papal antichrist can be welcomed to the UK - By those who are ignorant of the truth and far distant from God and His Son.
"rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Ro 12.
"When Genesis comes to man's creation, it states that God deliberately created mankind in two sexes in order that he should 'be fruitful and multiply'. This is the first command given to man and is repeated after the flood; contrast the gods of Babylon who introduced various devices to curtail man's reproduction. In that homosexual acts are not even potentially procreative, they have no place in the thinking of Gen 1. Nor do they fit in with Gen 2. There the lonely Adam is provided not with a second Adam, but with Eve. She is the helper who corresponds to him. She is the one with whom he can relate in total intimacy and become one flesh.
It therefore seems most likely that Israel's repudiation of homosexual intercourse arises out of its doctrine of creation. God created humanity in two sexes, so that they could be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. Woman was man's perfect companion, like man created in the divine image. To allow the legitimacy of homosexual acts would frustrate the divine purpose and deny the perfection of God's provision of two sexes to support and complement one another. St Paul's comment that homosexual acts are 'contrary to nature' (Rom 1:26) is thus probably very close to the thinking of the Old Testament writers." (G.J.Wenham)