I guess you would have us say nothing when sanctimonious pharisees revile true saints and propagate error? When if someone who is a new convert were to read some false doctrine here, and fell for it because no one could be bothered to rebuke for the sake of getting along.
Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather REPROVE them.
Dolores wrote: Well, it wasn't me because I never said the man was a christian. I said I don't know only God does. I have never watched him and the little I know came from this forum.I refuse to judge someone, like I have said so often. John Y. That's funny that you think everything points to you and GS that was a kind way to end a discussion. Btw, I don't like the way this Bill guy talks about God in such a disrectful way and my love for Him would never allow me to earn money that way either. I even hate the way some people refer to God as the man upstairs. But that's my thoughts on the subject. Sorry, I got you so riled up. Calm down and have a blessed day.
I wasnt really referring to you, you just reminded me how some are making a big deal about him supposedly defending Christianity. Sorry if it seemed I was singling you out.
SteveR wrote: Since you believe the RCC doesnt preach a saving Gospel, you should be happy he isnt preaching, right? Otherwise you just sound jealous that radical Islam is hearing an authentically Christian rebuke of their ungodly violence from the Pope.
Your right, I never expected him to preach the true gospel as he is a minister of Satan. But then you were talking what Christian leaders ought to be doing, and I replied as to what Christian leaders really ought to be doing, which is preaching the gospel. We are not called to reform the heathens dead religion, but to have them abandon it by repenting and putting their faith in Christ. So no, nothing authentically Christian about what the Pope is doing.
Doesnt matter Steve, they need the Gospel and nothing else.
2 Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
In my opinion forgiveness is not the issue here. I dont think most have a problem forgiving him. Most people posting against Dopey are doing so because they believe he will sow discord like he did last time. Not only that, but he has not apologized for such, but has actually twisted scripture to excuse his doing so. We have enough here that already do that, we dont need another one. So, in my opinion they have a right to speak out.
Matthew 19:9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
Bill Maher is a God hating reprobate, who has the wrath of God abiding on him, lest he repents and believes the gospel. I find it most strange that the Christian community is looking past that just because he made a common sense comparison between Christianity and Islam.
Before Dopey left, he made all manner of irreverent and belligerent remarks that in my opinion are not justifiable. I did feel at the time he was being very facetious, just to stir everyone up. All that said, this time around Im gonna just wait and see how he behaves himself before I jump on the pro or no Dopey bandwagon.
False doctrines aside, you should leave the Catholic church simply because scripture admonishes the church to be of one mind. So, I encourage you to attend a church that matches your convictions, because to do otherwise is to violate scripture.
Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another.....
Romans 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: 15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
Philippians 2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
1 Peter 3:8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: