Jim Lincoln wrote: Yes, Adriel, know better than to baptize babies or even think that baptism is necessary to save adults, once again, http://tinyurl.com/j28kmyd (Martin Luther's Sacramental Gospel). John Y., Just like Anglicans, Methodist believe in something plus Scripture, their annual conferences for one thing, They are a close off-shoot of Anglicanism: --http://tinyurl.com/zpevoq9 (Anglicanism) As it can be seen from above Anglicanism is not only, not Protestant, it isn't Christian! John Y., I know the official policy and general practices of the Methodist Church! I was a Methodist for thirty years.
I know a lot about the Methodist practices also because I have 3 first cousins(Children of my Father's late oldest brother) who were raised Methodist. I know that the Methodist Church practices Infant Baptism, has First Communion and has Confirmation but the Methodist Church does not believe that Infant Baptism imparts salvation. I know because that guy Methodist Minister that I know does not believe that Infant Baptism imparts salvation.
Watcher wrote: I find it amusing that the article's point was there was no moral standard needed by those employed in the gambling industry. And yet, we have John, a supposed Christian, going to a casino to gamble and enjoy the entertainment. Is it just me, or does anyone else find this mildly contradictory. Even the world recognizes the lack of morality in such an industry.
I never stated that I go to any entertainment at a casino. I have never been to any entertainment show at a casino. I don't go to a casino that often(3 times a year at most). And 2 of those times I only go for the buffet and don't gamble on the slot machine. Sometimes the 3rd time at the casino I don't gamble either. I just go to the buffet.
Watcher wrote: Are you sure they don't have buffets at strip clubs? How do you know? My dear John you are either mentally incompetent or faking. I shake my head in utter amazement over your answers.
I know for absolute certainty that the nearest strip club to the town that I reside in does not have a buffet because I researched it and it stated there was no buffet at that strip club. And anyway I have no desire to go to any strip club and see women taking their clothes off even if there was a buffet. I find that disgusting because I have a moral compass that states that men should not see any woman naked except their wife.
Watcher wrote: Casinos seem to have lower standards than I thought, to allow a homeless man in. On a more serious note, however is your testimony, John. Paul the Apostle stated that we shouldn't be a stumbling block to our weaker brothers. I wonder, how many weaker brothers that know you have the erroneous assumption that it's okay for a Christian to go to casinos? Imagine the filth you ingest every time you go there? You should know better, but I suppose the Holy Spirit hasn't convicted you on this point. I wonder why?
I have nice clothes of course that I had when I had my own apartment in the previous town I resided in before I lost my job and apartment and had to move to that homeless shelter I currently reside in. So I look like a respectable businessman in my good looking dress clothes when I go to that casino with my friend. So it is not okay for a Christian to go to a casino for dining at the buffet?
Ivan Karamazov wrote: đđ do you even know what you are saying? So these things make sense when you say them to yourself? Never mind we all know the answer.
What is so hard to comprehend? I stated that when I go to a casino with my guy friend who is a real estate agent that he pays for the buffet and provides the monetary resources that he and I use for gambling on the nickel slot machines. I don't use any of my money to pay for eats when I and my guy friend do activities. Why would I want to pay for any of the eats when that guy friend and I do activities?
Watcher wrote: Funny...for a homeless man who lives on such a meagre income, one would wonder why such a man goes to a casino to gamble and eat at the buffet? Me thinks John isn't being honest again.
I stated that I do not use my own money but that a guy friend I have who takes me to the casino provides the monetary resources for gambling and pays for the buffet. That guy friend pays for every other buffet also and pays for every other activity that we do. The reason I go to eat at the casino buffet with my friend is I like to dine at casino buffet and at other buffets also.
Ivan Karamazov wrote: Romanist game playing troll = Juan Yurik
Cease stating that I am a Romanist troll if I attend a Baptist Church faithfully every Sunday where I am currently taking membership preparation class each Sunday morning before worship for the next 8 weeks. After which I will go before the congregation on a Sunday and give my testimony on how I was saved and that I was Baptized via immersion at that Baptist Church. Then the congregation and the Elders will vote on my becoming a member of that Baptist Church. During the last membership preparation class I will give my testimony on how I became saved before the class members.
I don't gamble at the casino that often but when I do I only play the nickel slot machine. And I don't use my own money. The friend I go to the casino with provides the monetary resources. I keep any money I win, I do not put it back into the nickel slot machine. That would be stupid to put the money won back into the stupid slot machine. I am not hung up on gambling. I can take or leave it. I only go to casino for the Buffet.
I know a guy Methodist Minister(My Non Denominational Brother's former Minister before my Brother switched to a Non Denominational Church) who supports the five solas and he preaches the biblical doctrine of salvation. That Methodist Minister used to be a Baptist before converting to the Methodist Church years ago.
ladybug wrote: May God cause you to see the root of your hostility.
That is really rich. You stating that Walter shows hostility when you show nothing but hostility by stating that I am a troll and that I am not truly saved even though I surrendered my life to Christ and trust entirely in Him alone for salvation(Which is exactly how Pastor Steve, all the Elders and Deacons and every member of that Baptist Church I attend on Sunday mornings became saved).