Unprofitable Servant wrote: First of all, real John Yurich, you completed missed ladybug's point, but the dear sister is far more articulate than I, so I will let her address that if she wishes. Second, would you be so kind as to explain two things: What, in your thinking, does it mean to "embrace" Jesus Christ as Savior? How is "embracing" the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour(John UK spelling) manifest in the life of one who has done that? thanks
To embrace Jesus as ones Personal Savior means to pray to Him and ask Him to come into ones heart and cleanse one of all sins and become ones Savior and to trust in Him alone for salvation. After I embraced Jesus as Savior and started trusting in Him alone for salvation I started being guided by the Holy Spirit to know that there are some unscriptural Catholic doctrines and some unscriptural parts to the Mass and to remain in the Catholic Church to spread via written communication to other Catholics on discussion forums that salvation comes only through embracing Jesus as ones Savior and to trust in Him alone for salvation.
Jim Lincoln wrote: If this mayor has done anything wrong when it comes to the freedom of speech or religion there are certainly legal recourses to correct the problem.
There would not have been a problem if that stupid fruitcake mayor of Houston, Texas had not required illegally that the sermons be turned over. That is in direct violation of the First Amendment Freedom of Religion.
Fake John Yurich wrote: This is not the real John Yurich. Advising John Yurich of the obvious. One the person who was posting under others names has stated he will stop and it has been pretty much clear since then. Two, it was pretty obvious when it was them and not the person they said they were. Three nobody who posts here regularly was faked out by the person and knew his/her fake post of you were not you. Four, nobody else who suffered under other fake posts is starting their post with the words, the real so and so. Five, a person stealing your name for a post could start their post the same way and it still wouldn't be you, so starting your posts that way is not a guarantee that it is you who is posting. So, if you want to keep the annoying start to your post as this is the real John Yurich that is your prerogative, but it is really not necessary.
Ok. I will cease starting my posts with this is the real John Yurich.
Jim Lincoln wrote: John Y., I really hope you do know there isn't any such thing as Purgatory?
This is the real John Yurich. Of course I know there is no Purgatory. I have never believed in Purgatory.
JayJay, The reason I am starting all my posts off with This is the real John Yurich is because I am not going to take any chances of that moniker thief still being around using my moniker John Yurich and his posts being mistaken for my posts.
This is the real John Yurich. Good that Breedlove resigned as judge rather than perform fruitcake marriage. What is with the fruitcakes anyway? Why do they wish to force Christians to perform fruitcake marriages? Fruitcakes claim to be tolerant so why are they not tolerant of Christianity?
Jim Lincoln wrote: John Y., did you attend the obligatory Mass of the Assumption in August you committed a mortal sin as far as the Romish Church is concerned if you didn't. But if you did then you are also worshiping Queen Mary.
This is the real John Yurich. No I didn't attend Mass in August for the Assumption and I have not for several years. I also don't attend any other Mass pertaining to the Virgin Mary. And I don't consider it a mortal sin to not attend Mass on those days pertaining to the Virgin Mary.
ladybug wrote: John Y, I have come to the conclusion that you must be mentally challenged, for you cannot and do not grasp the gist of your own problematic words. Either that, or you take delight in causing controversy and division. Either way, it's past time to ignore and shun you.
This is the real John Yurich. My Non Denominational brother believes the same way I do about the death penalty and he is not mentally challenged and neither am I. But you must be mentally challenged to be against the death penalty.
Troll Spotter wrote: You are as ignorant as you are unsaved troll!
This is the real John Yurich. I am ignorant? You are ignorant for stating it is hatred to support the death penalty when the Bible sanctions the death penalty. And according to Baptist teaching I am saved as I embraced Jesus as my Personal Lord and Savior during an Altar Call at my brothers Non Denominational Church.
GSTexas wrote: Its not the death penalty I find troubling, its your demented desire to personally fry murderers.
This is the real John Yurich. Why should those convicted of first degree murder be shown mercy? Did they show any mercy to their victims? No they did not. The Bible states an eye for an eye regarding the death penalty. Supporting the death penalty means that one desires that those convicted of first degree murder be executed.
ladybug wrote: John Y, Your words reveal your heart; your hate-filled words speak volumes on what lies underneath. Take heed to this verse, from Matthew 12:35 'A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things'. This is not about the death penalty at all, it's about your delight in the possibility of you being able to administer death.
This is the real John Yurich. Why should one convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death row be shown any mercy? Did they show their victims any mercy? No they did not. Think before you write. You call supporting the death penalty hate filled? The Bible sanctions the death penalty for first degree murder. Can't you grasp that? And the Bible states an eye for an eye regarding the death penalty. My Non Denominational brother accepts that I am Born Again and saved because of having embraced Jesus as my Personal Lord and Savior during an Altar Call at my brothers Non Denominational Church. Everyday I praise Jesus.
Dorcas:Luther did not believe that the RCC worships the Virgin Mary as he was under the guidance of the Holy Spirit not to believe the RCC worships the Virgin Mary.
ladybug wrote: John Y. Why would you take such delight in the death of the wicked? You claim you could easily throw the switch, and you would turn up the juice full blast to fry the murderer, as you exclaim 'fry murderer fry'. The God of the Bible states this about the death of the wicked, "For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth", saith the Lord GOD - Ezekiel 18:32a It seems your cold, vengeful heart is very far from the Lord. Your mindset is indeed sick, wicked and filled with hate.
This is the real John Yurich. I don't have a cold, vengeful heart and my mindset is not sick, wicked and filled with hate. The Bible sanctions the death penalty for first degree murder. If one who is convicted of first degree murder gets the death penalty and they embrace Jesus as their Personal Lord and Savior then they are not longer wicked. And thus for you to state that all murderers on death row have not embraced Jesus as their Savior is false as there are murderers on death row who have embraced Jesus as their Savior and are saved and not wicked. The Bible also states an eye for an eye in regards to the death penalty. That does not mean taking delight in the death of a murderer being executed. I am saved because I embraced Jesus as Savior.
GSTexas wrote: John Yurich writes I could easily throw the switch on the chair. I would turn the juice up full blast and state fry murderer fry. Am I the only one who finds this troubling?
This is the real John Yurich. Are you serious with this nonsense about finding it troubling that I support the death penalty for first degree murderers? The Bible sanctions the death penalty for first degree murder in case you forgot.
Troll Spotter:You call supporting the death penalty for first degree murder having hatred and murderous thoughts? In case you forgot the Bible sanctions the death penalty for first degree murder. What is your problem anyway?