Eschatology="The doctrine of the last or final things, as death, judgment, and the events therewith connected."
Soteriology="2. (Theol.) The doctrine of salvation by Jesus Christ."
The Christian Right Movement is a disaster for the mission of Christians! ' "The Reconstructionist movement and its allies and offshoots, by substituting political and cultural action for the proclamation of the Gospel, by substituting eschatology for soteriology, and by mangling the Gospel itself, have become tools of Romanist political action" (3/02, The Trinity Review).' excerpt from, Notes on Reconstructionism.
Frank wrote: Yes we are on the same page as usual. I simply consider JohnY to be a RC troll so I don't think my posts will help him. I always post for the casual reader that might come across his nonsense. That is what I think, right or wrong. Some folks are in the faith, but have little or no discernment, so I do post for them when I discuss what JohnY says. MS. I know exactly what you are saying. I can't imagine the vain repetitions that come with the rosary. I have listened to Mother Angelica on the catholic channel leading those poor confused, lost nuns in praying them.
Ah, Dopey, how to other Protestants feel about Martin Luther's Sacramental Gospel? I suggest that you read this article written by a Baptist pastor who preaches from the IHCC pulpit at times. This will answer your question, though I have no disagreement with what DVB said. The problem many Lutheran denominations don't correct some of the errors in Luther's theology. Like Calvin, he wasn't one of the Apostles, what he wrote wasn't holy writ, some of it very far from it! Martin Luther Revisited.
John Yurich USA wrote: The Catholic Church is not a satanic religion because it worships Jesus as God. A religion is satanic if it does not worship Jesus as God. The Catholic Church is not evil like Islam because the Catholic Church worships Jesus as God and does not murder individuals. There are also Lutheran nuns but you guys don't have a problem with Lutheran nuns.
I'm glad that SA took notice of this article. I'm going to suggest another article, but take note of what I have pointed out. Auschwitz guard offers Germans something rare: A Nazi who admits what he did An interesting, well written, and fairly short article. depending on the browser you are using, you might run into obnoxious advertising at the end of the article, much like the BBC ones. so I would suggest you stop reading when you get to the end of it.
The SA article is a little bland, well a whole lot bland, but at least didn't have obnoxious advertising at the end of it.
I was just listening to a person who's not a fan of President Obama, but he pointed out that as the world is today, and should point out, Like It Or Not, The War We Fight Is Against Islam (Even this writer didn't think that President Obama didn't realize we are in this war, but he does.)
So, we are sad about the causalities, and there will be more causalities, we have too many who don't recognize the Inadequacy of Islam
We have quite a few fine churches in Lincoln, and some are not big at all, q.v., Heartland Bible Church which shows you don't need thousands to form a church, I would think you could directly IHCC -- Contact Us for advice on that also.
I would look around quite diligently to see if there isn't a Bible believing church in your area, and meets the the criteria that is given in, What to Look for in a Church before you do any ground breaking on your own. You should be a part of a church, and a small church might appreciate the gifts of service that you can bring to it.
"Catholicism feels like my alma mater. It's the school I used to go to, and I can go back any time I want and take whatever I want from it because I suffered all the oppression, and all the abuse -- and also enjoyed all the pomp and circumstance, the drama and the confusion and the hypocrisy and the craziness. I feel like I can say whatever I want and do whatever I want. I've been ex-communicated by the Catholic Church a few times. But I also feel like this new pope is kind of groovy, and I think we might be able to get together and have a chat about sex." --- Madonna.
Pay attention on what you see in the mirror. Unofficial brief! Â¶ James points out the importance of functioning as God's people under trial. Trials are God's way to mature us, but never lead us into sin. Testings come to refine us. All gifts come from God, including the ultimate gift -- the salvation we have in Christ. Â¶ James 1:19 So, then, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man doesn't produce the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore, putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with humility the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. Â¶ We have to turn away from sin as believers, no compromise with our own sin. Prove to be doers and not just hearers of the Word. James draws from the Old Testament. Know the Old Testament. The Law was given to guide conduct. Jews were to do all the Words of the Law. Just sitting in Bible studies doesn't save you. It's important to be taught the Word. The question is what is my life like? How conformed to the Word of God is it? Our behavior is the proof of God's work in our lives. Â¶ We have many people raised in and attending churches but have never been born again. They are deluding themselves. People are known by their fruits. What's being produced in one's life, shows the truth.