Legitimate Discussion Good Discussion. Legitimate questions. Because most people incorrectly believe that good works get you into heaven, they believe that if a celebrity does charity work, this means they are saved. Not necessarily.
The full gospel would be better. The law cannot change anyone's heart, though if they do this, it would probably best to also include the correct and full application of that commandment, which was given by Jesus. Murder starts in the heart.
"My Hope _America_". This is one of the problems in modern American Christianity. It is myopic and essentially is looking for some utopian society in this present age. It is hope in a temporal nation, rather than in our Sovereign Lord Jesus Christ.
james19 wrote: Young abults who leave the faith were not saved to begin with!!!
Agree. Two James' that think alike. These polls/statistics get old to me because they lead people into a deterministic belief system. e.g. If I bring up my kids in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4), they WILL be saved. Salvation is of the Lord.
Had some typos. A true believer can and should leave a church if that church is not acting or teaching as a church should, though there are no perfect churches. Nothing can separate a true believer from the true church.
Though one could take Jucir's comment as prideful (depending on your point of view), if you do not believe in the sovereign grace election of God, but instead believe in a type of synergistic salvation where man must make the first step and meet God half-way, or if you believe that man can lose his salvation, then you will be worried about these stats. Nobody in theor right ,ind would argue that a believer has a right to leave 'a' church if that church is corrupt or does not feed its sheep. That is not the issue. The issue is will a true believer, a sheep of Christ, leave 'the' Church. From Scripture, the answer is no.
John Yurich USA wrote: But it is not impossible for one who is Born Again to remain in the Catholic Church or any other Non Evangelical church that worships Jesus as God because they will remain saved as they worship Jesus as God.
The gospel is the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for our salvation. It is not just about His deity. Just because a church 'worships Jesus as God', and just because you are born again, does not mean you should stay in a church that teaches false doctrine. A true believer is repulsed by any false doctrine, especially one that distorts the one true gospel or presents a different gospel (Galatians 1:6-9).
There are countless things worse than obamacare that have happened in America since slavery. Hint: 3000 a day of these are murdered in America. Too many Christians are anxious about Obamacare because the want a utopia now...like the Jews who wanted to get rid of the Romans when Jesus arrived on the scene.
Christopher000 wrote: Oh, thank goodness. I can't believe that the FBI manuels used to refer to these poor, misunderstood people as radicals and extremists in the first place. They are our friends and want nothing but the best for us, don't you know? Let me let you all in on who the real criminals are, according to the FBI manuel, the US government, and the rest of the world...ready? ...
Ha Ha. Got that sarcasm. You are a danger to the government and need to be re-educated.