s c wrote: I have already read and tested the answer on the website against Scripture. I can vouch for it. I recommended this to Christopher because it is very biblically sound. I'm hoping that he will be interested enough to check it out. This,by the way, "observer" who seemingly is only interested in "being the hero" was supposed to be for Christopher's best interest not as an exercise to boost your "ego". My gender is really irrelevant in the matter. I am a Christian though!
sc, if you really thought Christopher was being oppressed by devils, why did you not simply tell him how to get rid of them? Or don't you know yourself?
James Thomas wrote: Saint John of UK I hope all is well with you. I do appreciate the input yourself and Saint Observer have provided as I am simply trying to understand the foundation from which the comments come from... Only two sources I Know of and that is the Bible or anything else.
St James, Thank you, yes. It is well with my soul.
As for SteveR, who knows? He is vague, he uses scripture like a machine gun to kill the saints, he says he holds to the Belgic confession and believes there are millions of Christians within the Roman Catholic Church. He uses subterfuge and probably wants to promote the Evangelicals and Catholics Together movement. Some think he is a Jesuit Troll, but he's not expert enough for that.
Observer wrote: Let's delve a little further. Please define "demonic oppression" and provide scriptures to show how one would identify this as opposed to just feeling out of sorts or suffering from depression. Thank you.
Demonic oppression bro?
Acts 10:38 KJV (38) How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
What meaneth this?
Matthew 4:23-24 KJV (23) And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. (24) And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
I don't believe a Christian can be possessed of a devil. But if a believer gets depressed, maybe even because of mundane things like circumstances, the devils may attack. However, they can be dealt a forceful blow in the NAME of JESUS CHRIST.
James Thomas wrote: SteveR, What do you do when the Pope speaks into existence new dogma which contradicts Scripture?
Maybe SteveR then anathematises all those who do not obey the new dogma. So that all of us on these threads are under a SteveR anathema because we refuse to obey the pope, his popish masses, his popish idolatries, his popish Mariolatry, his popish doctrines of salvation by sacraments, and an endless succession of etceteras.
And there's no way I'm going to venerate a bit of an old finger four hundred years old.
But keep asking St James, maybe one day SteveR will feel guilty enough to answer your question.
Will they hold out? I doubt it. Who's at the back of all this sodomite marriage? Satan. His final fling before he gets all that he deserves. The fallen angel thinks he is a god, but he will get stamped on when the LORD JESUS CHRIST returns in glory with all his holy angels. Praise God!!
Jessica Dawson wrote: Thank you! It is difficult to keep occupied when you are ill ~ I will treasure your testimony and think about it when I need encouragement ~ Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord Christ Jesus!
Jessica, I'm sure you're precious to Jesus, and to us too. Plus you are a great example and encourager.
We know that all things are by grace, but sometimes imagine that if we've had a particularly holy week, with successes, we might have our prayers answered more positively. I was greatly humbled this week through answered prayer, despite having a poor week. Normally I might expect to sell a small painting on a Tuesday at market, and that's it. But this week I asked the Lord I might sell four. Never happened before. But I prayed in the name of Jesus, claiming only his righteousness and blood, and not for mine own deservings which was nil. The market progressed, and I had a lot of people looking, and giving good comments, but not buying. Then there was a mad half hour when, sure enough, I sold four small paintings. I was astonished. The Lord sure is exact, as I sold no more afterwards. Maybe he's encouraging me to pray more.
James Thomas wrote: Roman doctrine considers the Roman Catholic Church itself to be infallible, the pronouncements made by the Council of Trent are still the official position of the Roman Catholic Church today. Rome still says, â€śIf anyone believes what the Reformers taught, let him be anathema.â€ť For Rome cannot say otherwise without saying that the Council of Trent was wrong, which would destroy their insistence on the church of Romeâ€™s infallibility.
In other words James, the counterfeit church would collapse.
SteveR loves to pronounce his anathemas on folks here. He doesn't give a specific reason, he simply anathematises those who do not accept there are millions of true Christians in the RCC.
One day he quotes Dordt or TULIP, the next he's promoting the writings of someone who denies both. If he's trying to wheedle his way into the affections of the last bastion of Biblical Truth, he's going about it the wrong way.
However, we know that the salvation of the human soul is by FAITH alone in CHRIST JESUS alone, and that this FAITH, this SAVING FAITH, cannot be conjured up by the natural man, but requires the working of the Holy Ghost, enlightening and quickening those dead in sin.
SteveR wrote: Psalms 9:5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever. Amen
Ah, the old Roman Catholic Rallying Cry concerning all non-Catholics. Let the anathemas begin. It is history repeating itself. But those of us on this forum do not fall for subterfuge, which is why you are sooooo angry, SteveR. It is a stronghold which you cannot break down. Folks here have good resources, and none here will ever join "Evangelicals and Catholics Together", nor will they join the "Ecumenical Movement".
The gospel of God's grace in Jesus Christ alone is what holds true Christians together, and you will find it hard to break that. But hey, who knows, you may yet experience the new birth and be taught by the Spirit about all this. And that would be a very happy day for you.
ladybug wrote: Good responses John UK and Dorcas; I might add that God does NOT call us to be 'Protestants', as Steve R. refers to. We are called to follow Christ and Him alone. Allegiances to denominations or religious sects are not found in the Bible.
It's a fact, ladybug. Which is why I do not call myself a Protestant, but a disciple of Christ. Every Christian belongs to the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church. This is the only church, not the thousand and one schismatic churches which men invent.
Dorcas wrote: Jesuit spotter wrote: SteveR is a romanist and an enemy of the gospel. So is John Yurich....let's be clear about that!
Jessica Dawson wrote: Thank you John, I am encouraged by your testimony! So wonderful of the pastor to teach water colour as an outreach! And, that you were able to sell literature in Canada with a moral theme! Praise God! The canvas is from a community art class I took last summer. I have extremely disabled arms and hands and the instructor helped me with alternative movements. God bles
Well Jessica, I thought it a very nice painting, so with your own disabilities, that makes it even more amazing. Well done, as you do all things in the Lord and with his grace upon you. Blessings to you too.
MS wrote: SteveR. wrote...this is a true Protestant...blah blah blah. lol THESE ARE TRUE CHRISTIANS... THE WALDENSES THE ALBIGENES JOHN WYCLIFFE JOHN HUSS THE LOLLARDS WILLIAM TILFREY JOHN STILMAN JOHN LAMBERT MISTRESS ANNE ASKEW..et al. Burned, butchered, buried alive many of them Their crime??...not bending the knee to the wafer god, or the antichrist pope of Rome.
It is always a good thing to continually be reminded of these dreadful happenings orchestrated by the counterfeit church known as The Roman Catholic Church.
Satan is the arch-counterfeiter. The Devil is now busy at work in the same field in which the Lord sowed the good seed. He is seeking to prevent the growth of the wheat by another plant, the tares, which closely resembles the wheat in appearance. In a word, by a process of imitation he is aiming to neutralize the Work of Christ. Therefore, as Christ has a Gospel, Satan has a gospel too; the latter being a clever counterfeit of the former. So closely does the gospel of Satan resemble that which it parodies, multitudes of the unsaved are deceived by it.
It is to this gospel of Satan the apostle refers when he says to the Galatians, "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from Him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: which is not another, but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the Gospel of Christ" (Gal. 1:6,7). This false gospel was being heralded even in the days of the apostle, and a most awful curse was called down upon those who preached it. The apostle continues, "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." PINK
SteveR wrote: The Evangelical Universe has a significant population with diverse opinions on this issue as other issues. It was John UK that made a foolish statement as what a 'normal' one would believe about the RCC, not John Y
Ahem, I referred to a normal Evangelical Protestant. Please do not misrepresent, in order to bolster your failing cause, whatever that is.
Or perhaps you don't understand what a Protestant is, eh?
John Yurich USA wrote: No every normal Evangelical Protestant does not believe the RCC is a satanic counterfeit. My Non Denominational brother does not believe that.
John, your brother is not a normal Evangelical Protestant. Every normal Evangelical Protestant believes that the RCC is a satanic counterfeit of the church of Jesus Christ.
BTW, the word "evangelical" comes from the greek word which is translated "gospel" in the NT. The RCC does not have the gospel, therefore it is not a gospel church, just like the cults and various sects which also do not have the gospel. These also are satanic counterfeits.