I dont think the love of the brethren has grown cold here. Sure we have the same ol' hatemongers stirring up strife, and more than a couple trolls posting foolishness, but other than that its still the same forum Ive come to enjoy being a part of.
Unprofitable Servant writes: When lack of funding starts costing people treatment (this is not if but when because it will happen) will you still sing the praises of the system who basic plan will be don't get sick and if you do die quickly (as you love to quote).
He will just blame baby face Bush and the Republicans.
John UK writes: Are we playing church or fighting a mighty war? Our need of revival shows it is the former. What think ye?
Have you heard of a book called "The Christian In Complete Armour" by William Gurnall? Ive only read a little of it, as it is very long, but what Ive read is very good. If you have not heard of it, I think you would like it a lot. Your last comment reminded me of it.
SteveR wrote: Yesterday we had one Reformed Baptist tell another that 2 Sam 12 was the ONLY infant in Scripture that might be saved.
I know you like to glory in putting people down, but if you are going to refer to a my comment, at least be honest. I never said that. I said the verse was the only one I KNEW OF that clearly spoke of an infant going to heaven. There may be others I dont know of, thats just the only one I know.
Ok thanks. Now you say the elect are justified by faith, good. But how can I expect you to truly believe that, if you would have me believe that Roman Catholics are saved when they deny justification by faith alone?
Thanks for the answer John. I confess that to as far as my knowledge, the verse I brought up is the only one that speaks of an infant going to heaven, and I dont like to jump to conclusions based off one verse, so I would never be dogmatic about it. Personally, I believe since God is all knowing, he knew which people would die in infancy, and being the merciful God he is predestinated them to salvation. Of course, I know I cannot really prove that, it is just my thoughts on the subject.
Please show from Scripture how a works based religion like the RCC is an "authentically Christian faith."
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.