"most modern translations, from the Revised Standard Version Bible (RSV) to the New International Version Bible (NIV), use as their source for the New Testament a Greek Text based upon the Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus of the fourth century. This text, publicized by Westcott and Hort, is also known as the Alexandrian Text. It originated in Egypt and has been massaged by "higher critics" down through the ages. These manuscripts, used in the RSV, represent less than 5% of known Greek Biblical manuscripts, but are supposedly more authentic because they are "old."" (biblestudy.org)
""The market-place is being glutted with new books which are being represented as VERSIONS of the Bible. Each one claims to be the very word of God, yet there are literally thousands of differences between them . . . . they all leave out dozens of references to the deity of Jesus Christ, and they add words which tend to question His virgin birth, His substitutionary, fully satisfying atonement." ""This is due to their decision to depend upon an Alexandrian [Egyptian] textbase, instead of that body of God's words which has been universally received and believed in for nineteen centuries, known to us as the Received Text." (Jay P Green)(Interlinear)
"The most irate of the faithful are calling for Benedict's resignation, something that's happened only a handful of times (and never in response to the disapproval of the masses)"
"The most irate of the faithful" - are of course other Roman Catholics. Since "ALL" are stained with the same crime then these are hypocrites, which is no surprise, in the papist antichrists flock.
The fact of celibacy cannot be the only reason for this evil corruption in the RCC. The depth of RCC iniquity observed by heresy, has many heads, but one source. Satan!! As Romans Chapter one reveals when the people separate themselves from the Word of God then lust - and MANY OTHER sins follow.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Alan H wrote: "WE THE PEOPLE" or "WE THE GOVERNMENT"? .......... Both they and he seem to have forgotten who they represent. The word "constituent" means "a person who authorizes another to act in his or her behalf, as a voter in a district represented by an elected official." In this case, the President of the United States usurped the people's prerogative and the Congress willingly surrendered that which belonged solely to the citizens. The liberal members of Congress who voted for this bill have betrayed the American people. They listened to the voice of and voted for their CONSTITUENT! We are no longer represented! Our President is!!!
Note that one of the things which Liberalism is dead set against is "democracy." Allowing the people to assert themselves in "governance" is anathema to the Liberals since it establishes their arch rival "authority."
Hence the reason why in the UK; Justice has become Liberal - let the criminal return to the streets. Morals have become Liberal - let the sodomite become dominant. Church has become Liberalism instead of Christianity - thus delete the Bible verses which are Law and statute of God and oppose lust and iniquity.
The religion of the Antichrist must be Liberalism.
Jessica Dawson wrote: Canada has universal health care and has a lower abortion rate per capita than The United States. It's just sad all the way around though, how many abortions do happen in Canada. Countries with highest abortion rate per capita "they will have no pity on the fruit of the womb"
I noticed Jessica, that the UK was not on the list you linked for "abortion rate per capita" The highest two were Russia with "19.28 per 1000" and Bulgaria with 13.02 per 1000. - So I thought it would be interesting to see where UK raises its ugly head......
Quote; "2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The abortion rate in the UK jumped by 3.2 per cent last year, from 175,900 in 2002 to 181,600 in 2003, according to recent statistics released by the Department of Health.
Among women aged 15 to 44, there were 17.5 abortions per 1,000, with highest figures for women aged 20 to 24, at 31.3 abortions per 1,000 women. The largest jump of 5.4 percent, however, was realized in girls under the age of 16, where abortions were committed on 3.9 girls per thousand, as compared to 3.7 per thousand in 2002"
"The rise of Islamic extremism is putting increasing pressure on Christians in Muslim countries, who are the victims of murder, violence and discrimination. Christians are now considered the most persecuted religious group around the world"
In every way we are seeing the increase of Christian persecution in both western and eastern countries. It has always been the way of Satan and the forces of darkness, to bring the work of Christ and His servants to this sorry state. But the increase demonstrates the approach of the end and the victory of Christ.
Matt 24:6 "And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. *****9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake."
Whilst the politicians and bureaucrats of Britain continue to allow the iniquitous mindset of Liberalism to destroy all decency and authority in this country, then it is no surprise that idolatrous terrorists can move in on the action of exterminating western society.
Political leadership in the UK is at an all time low anyway, for the last twenty years we have not seen virtue, honesty, morals, fortitude or decency in any of the parties. As for leadership itself they couldn't organise a bus que between them.
Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
Proverbs 29:16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.
Proverbs 29:27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.
Whilst we have so called churches such as the Anglican, ELCA, Ch of Scotland et al, trading their Bible in for the lust of the flesh - homosexuality, then I suppose we can't be too surprised at kids at college following their licentious lead.
Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Here again we find the unbelievers trying to prove the Bible right - or wrong!! The curious thing about it is that if you begin at the point of "untruth," then you can only continue upon that particular journey, which leads only to complete ignorance!
Psalm 100:5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
Psalm 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
Psalm 146:6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:
John UK wrote: Matthew 28:20 KJV and Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16 KJV
Mike wrote: And I was wondering how is it we say the Holy Spirit is not the Son, (who is the Lord) if the Lord is that Spirit, according to 2 Cor 3:17.
Clearly the relationship between all three in the Trinity is completely harmonious, there is not a chink between them. Christ and the Holy Spirit are recorded as dwelling in the believer. Rom 8:9 "But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness." Gal 2:20 "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me."
These "dwellings" appear to indicate that all three can be used interchangeably. But if we start looking for a difference between God, Christ and the Spirit on earth, ie the result or product of them, then we will surely never perceive one.
"Leaders from nine major faiths meet at Windsor Castle on Tuesday in an exceptional initiative that supporters predict will harness the power of religion in the fight against climate change."
This presumably means that they don't have faith in God to keep and protect the planet until HE is finished with it.
Clearly they don't have faith....
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
DisplacedMaritimer (Bert) wrote: No man changes a biscuit into human/divine flesh. That honor belongs to the Holy Spirit. The Priest requests God to perform the Transubstantiation through the power of His Holy Spirit.
Superstition and RC magic???? I thought these had disappeared centuries ago.
Jesus stood in the presence of the Apostles and gave them ordinary bread to eat and told them to do THIS in memory of Him.
Jesus did NOT turn Himself into a WAFER and feed THAT to the Apostles.
Surely common sense teaches YOU that simple fact Bert!!
Therefore WHY change the Bible facts into this RCC fable???
2Tim 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto FABLES."
DisplacedMaritimer (Bert) wrote: I am going to regret
"The first error of the mass is transubstantiation. The papist's hold that the host or bread in the sacrament, after the words of consecration, is turned into the very body of Christ! This is against reason. A body, having its dimensions, cannot be in several places at once. If Christ's body is locally and physically in heaven, then it cannot be in the breadâ€”but it is in heaven. Acts 3:21, "Whom the heavens must receive until the time of restitution of all things." That the bread is not turned into the body of Christ, I prove thus. If the bread is the very body of Christâ€”then all who eat the bread in the sacrament receive Christ; but that is not so, for the Apostle said of some, they did "eat and drink their own damnation," 1 Corinthians 11:27. The fathers were against this opinion of the corporal presence of Christ in the host. We eat Christ's body, said Cyprian, sacramentally by faith. "This is My body," that is, a sign and figure of my body, said Tertullian.
The second error of the mass is the papist's daily offer up Christ by way of sacrifice in the mass. This reflects dishonor upon Christ's priestly officeâ€”as if His sacrifice on the cross was imperfect. (Heb.10:12)" (Thos. Watson)
DisplacedMaritimer (Bert) wrote: that salvation is through Faith AND Works. We don't agree on the "why" of that requirement but we do agree that they are both required.
"Biblical teaching in the clearest possible language: man â€śis regarded as righteous before God, simply on the footing of gratuitous mercy, because God, without any respect to works, freely adopts him in Christ, by imputing the righteousness of Christ to him, as if it were his own." (Calvin)