Unprofitable Servant wrote: Did a priest come to his bedside and deliver Viaticum? Was it a Catholic priest that conducted his funeral? Again actions speak way louder than words.
The Catholic father of that lady friend I have at River of Life Church did not receive Viaticum but did receive the Anointing of the Sick(which is biblical) from his Catholic priest. Naturally that lady friend and her siblings arranged for a Catholic priest to conduct their father's Funeral Mass as he was a Catholic. On New Years Day during worship Pastor Steve asked if anybody was grateful for anything. And that lady friend stated she was grateful that her father had accepted Jesus as his Savior before he passed away in early December. It seems that you believe that if a Catholic accepts Jesus as their Savior on their deathbed that they are not really saved because they did not leave the Catholic Church and did not unite with an Evangelical Protestant Church. That is totally unbiblical.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Mike of N.Y. Ah, once again, God had this to say: 1 Corinthians 6 9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God.---NASB There wouldn't be any or very few Romish priests left in Washington D.C. either, Mike. Catholics were big supporters of President Trump so their support of homosexuals will not go unnoticed. http://tinyurl.com/mt58unj (Catholic Priests: It's 'Empirical Fact' That Many Clergy Are Gay).
Stop stating that conservative Catholics support homosexuality. That is false. Only liberal Catholics support homosexuality.
Adriel wrote: John Both the Roman Catholics and the JW's will tell you that they do in fact trust in Jesus as saviour. Is your stated form of "trust" different or even more powerful than theirs?
False. JW's do not trust in Jesus as Savior since they deny that Jesus is God. Jesus can't be Savior without being God. The only Catholics who do trust in Jesus alone for salvation are those who have embraced Jesus as Savior and trust entirely in Him alone for salvation after watching or listening to an Evangelical Protestant minister preach that salvation comes only through embracing Jesus as Savior and trusting in Him alone for salvation. And that is not every Catholic who has done that.
Adriel wrote: John The Roman Catholics and the JW's also "trust" in Jesus for salvation. What is the difference between your 'trust' and their 'trust'?
False that JW's trust in Jesus for salvation since they deny that Jesus is God. And not every Catholic trusts in Jesus for salvation. The only Catholics who trust in Jesus for salvation are those Catholics who have embraced Jesus as their Savior after watching or listening to an Evangelical Protestant minister preach about salvation coming only through embracing Jesus as Savior and trusting in Jesus for salvation. I started trusting in Jesus alone for salvation when I embraced Him as my Savior during an Altar Call in November 1997.
Frank wrote: Well John, like I said being a child of God is synonymous with being saved. No one can argue that. Make sure you mention your brother-in-law ,your pastor and those in your Sunday school class at the Judgment. You better not hear the words, "depart from Me, I never knew you". The issue is not whether or not you claim to know the Lord, but whether or not He knows/knew you.
What arrogance. If you believe that I am not saved because I trust entirely in Jesus alone for salvation then you must also believe that every member at River of Life Church that I attend on Sunday mornings is also not saved because they trust entirely in Jesus alone for salvation? And I have a lady friend at River of Life Church(where I attend on Sunday mornings) stated her Catholic father who passed away in early December accepted Jesus as his Savior before he passed away. I suppose you believe that he was not really saved because he did not leave the Catholic Church and did not unite with an Evangelical Protestant Church? Church attendance at any church including an Evangelical Protestant Church is not required for salvation and entering Heaven.
Frank, All right. Knock it off with this insanity that I am not really saved because I attend the RCC. If I embraced Jesus as my Savior and Lord and trust entirely in Jesus alone for salvation then I saved. That is what the Bible states about how to get saved. I attend a Baptist Church(River of Life Church) on Sunday mornings in the small town I reside in. And Pastor Steve accepts that I am saved. And the members there that I know accept that I am saved. I go to Adult Sunday School before worship every Sunday at Baptist Church. Isn't it good enough that I attend a Baptist Church on Sunday mornings?
Unprofitable Servant wrote: fine John, prove me wrong, LEAVE the Catholic church.
Why should I leave the Catholic Church? It is not required for salvation to leave the Catholic Church and just attend an Evangelical Protestant Church. Isn't it good enough that I attend a Baptist Church(River of Life Church is listed under Baptist Churches on the internet) on Sunday mornings without leaving the Catholic Church? Just because I attend the Catholic Church also does not mean I practice the RCC way of salvation. If I deny transubstantiation, deny the Mass is a sacrifice and deny the sacraments have anything to do with salvation then logically that proves that I do not practice the RCC way of salvation.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: 1. Maybe the members need to catch up with the church. 2. Do you faithfully attend a Catholic church? Do you faithfully partake in the Mass? Would your Priest say the same thing I am saying? 3. Does Pastor Steve know you still PRACTICE the RCC sacramental way of salvation? Is Pastor Steve aware you ardently support the false RCC? Does Pastor Steve know you refuse to renounce Catholicism and its false teachings? Is Pastor Steve aware you plan on leaving the "Baptist" church and be only part of the RCC if you move out out of state? Does that lady friend decide who is a proper candidate for believer's baptism?
This is it. I have had it with you continually stating that I practice the RCC way of salvation when I state that I do not practice the RCC way of salvation considering I deny transubstantiation, deny the Mass is a sacrifice and deny the sacraments have something to do with salvation. Since when does Baptism in a Evangelical Protestant Church result in the candidate for Baptism becoming a member of said church if said candidate does not wish to be placed on the membership roll? At River of Life Church the only way one can becomes a member there is to take a discovery class taught by Pastor Steve.
Unprofitable Servant, If River of Life Church is no longer a Baptist Church then why do church members who have Facebook accounts state under Religious Views that they are Baptist? If I have stated that I do not practice the RCC way of salvation then that is what I mean. If I have stated that I no longer put my faith in the RCC for salvation but put my faith entirely in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation then that is what I mean. I told that lady friend I have at River of Life Church that I attend the local Catholic parish on late Saturday afternoons in addition to attending River of Life Church on Sunday mornings and she has no problem with that. And she believes that I am saved. And Pastor Steve believes that I am saved. Being Baptized at River of Life Church does not constitute becoming a member there. Baptism via immersion is just a public profession of faith in Christ alone.
Bro. BIG C wrote: Thank you Jesus! This goes to show you how important it is to have true men and women of God in the White House orchestrating that which is Godly. I am a Christian black American, and I don't understand how anyone who call themselves a Christian do not support this Administration, yet they would support a wicked immoral perverted administration; such as the Obama administration for 4 or 8 years. What the main problem is when Christians vote they're not voting from a Biblical perspective, and that's why they're not Crossing party lines when God's Word must supersede everything. The apostles said, I would rather obey God than man (Acts 5:29;4:19). Amen
Absolutely correct. Anybody calling themselves a Christian should have supported Trump to keep Clinton out of the White House. There was no excuse for anybody calling themselves a Christian to not voted for Trump. Any Christian who did not vote for Trump was under demonic influence.
Unprofitable Servant, You are incorrect in stating that by my requesting to be Baptized at that Baptist Church I attend on Sunday mornings that I somehow believe that Baptism has something to do with salvation and entering Heaven. I do not believe that Baptism has something to do with salvation and entering Heaven. I believe about salvation the same way that Baptist Church I attend on Sunday mornings believes according to their Statement of Faith. I am requesting to be Baptized at that Baptist Church because I decided after nearly 20 years of being saved I thought it was time to be Baptized via immersion as a public profession of faith in Christ alone.