Flibber T. Gibbet wrote: Chaplain always sounded a bit Catholic for me.
You never heard of Protestant Chaplains before? What is your problem anyway? Do you have such an intense hatred for the Catholic Church that you think that Chaplains are only Catholic and not Protestant?
runethegoon wrote: Is football a lawful calling? Considering that the professional kind voilates the fourth commandment as well as the sixth commandment. In that we are called to preserve life and not vainly put our bodies risk of perminant injuries..
Well since the fourth commandment was done away with when Jesus was Crucified then Christians are not supposed to observe the fourth commandment(Observing the Sabbath). Sunday is the Lord's Day and not the Sabbath. Since when does football violate the sixth commandment against murder?
Rodney K. wrote: John, The RC "church" teaches a false gospel of works-salvation, plain and simple. She has blinded the eyes of many to the truth of the Gospel. She also adds to the word of God while discouraging people from reading and studying it. (Only the priests can understand it don't you know?) It really doesn't matter if the RC"C" is right on some things (I'm thinking abortion, homosexuality), they are fundamentally flawed. You keep saying that salvation is placing one's trust in Chris alone. I agree. But that is only part of the truth. IE: What "Jesus" are you referring to and what are we trusting Him for? If you don't know what the Gospel is, how can you hope to know the counterfeit? 1Corinthians 15:1-4, 2Corinthians 5:21, Galatians 1:8
Are you kidding with that nonsense that the RCC discourages Catholics from reading the Bible? I was not raised that way. I was raised by my parents to read the Bible daily. I was taught by the Catholic Church that reading the Bible is a good thing. Naturally I am referring to the biblical and historical Jesus whom I place my trust in alone for salvation. I am trusting Jesus Sacrifice on the Cross for salvation to enter Heaven.
Rodney K. wrote: John, Roman Catholicism is a graceless religion. It is indefensible. I ask again, what is the gospel? (1Corinthians15:1-4)
The fact is that there are scriptural aspects of Catholicism and thus it is false to state the whole of Catholicism is false. The gospel according to the Bible is that salvation comes only through trusting in Jesus alone for salvation by embracing Him as ones Personal Lord and Savior.
Rodney K. wrote: John, I realize that this forum doesn't give much room for a reply for as vast a subject as the gospel. However, two sentences aren't sufficient to convince me that you know what the gospel is. I'm not asking for a perfect understanding - we are all continually gaining deeper insight into the Gospel of God's grace - but give me a little more than that. My contention is this: IF you have truly been saved and IF you truly know what the gospel is and IF you truly know what Roman Catholicism is, then you MUST acknowledge Romanism to be a false religion. The fact that you strongly defend Rome is a glaring sign to me that you are ignorant to say the least. Dear sir, I do not say this to be cruel. Rather, I implore you to learn the truth about God's glorious Gospel. 2Corinthians 5:21, 1Corinthians 15:1-4
Well since there are scriptural aspects of Roman Catholicism then it is false to state the whole of Roman Catholicism is false. I only defend the scriptural aspects of Roman Catholicism. I reject and repudiate the unscriptural aspects of Roman Catholicism. If I don't trust in Baptism and the Sacraments for salvation but trust only in Jesus for salvation then I am saved according to the Bible.
Observer wrote: I'm a baptist. I believe the Bible, and I don't think you're saved! You're deluded, duped by false teaching, and confirmed in it by people who are also duped and uphold false teaching.
I have a Baptist friend who is an Independent Baptist and he was saved at 12 years old during an Altar Call at his Independent Baptist Church in the same manner that I was saved. You really are arrogant to state that I am not saved. The Bible states that salvation comes through trusting in Jesus alone for salvation. Well I trust in Jesus alone for salvation. I sure don't trust in my Baptism as an infant and the Sacraments for salvation.
Rodney K., I most certainly do know what the gospel is. The gospel is that salvation comes only through trusting in Jesus alone for salvation. Like I stated above I trust in Jesus alone for salvation which is what the Bible states the way that salvation comes about.
ladybug wrote: John Y, I asked you to prove, from Scripture, your claim that one is either Protestant or Roman Catholic; instead of defending your claims, you attempt to divert away from your blunder and spew out more nonsense. Your terminology is worldly, there is no scriptural support and you know it. I do not mean to sound harsh, but I wonder if you are challenged in your capacity to reason. You continually pour out unbiblical sayings, such as 'embraced Jesus as Savior during an altar call' and 'according to Baptist teaching'. You have been shown, repeatedly, the errors of your beliefs and yet, you still cling to that error. Your claim confirms that you are trusting in your own work for salvation, which is a direct violation of the teachings found in the Bible - particularly Ephesians 2:8-9. It's more than obvious your understanding is darkened, you are not teachable and do not accept correction. God have mercy on you.
There is no mention of the words Protestant or Catholic in the Bible. But like or not there is a division in the churches between Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Protestant. And Baptist teaching is derived from the Bible. So according to the Bible and Baptist teaching I am saved as I trust in Jesus alone for salvation.
Observer wrote: How do you know they were guided by the Holy Spirit in this matter John? You, your friend and brother are all wrong. Want to know how I know? Because I'm guided by the Holy Spirit. That should be conclusive enough for you, eh? After all you use it all the time despite it being logically a fallacious argument. Let me clarify, unless you're saying a saved person can never be wrong cuz they're guided by the Holy Spirit, you cannot use this as an argument to say the reformers were right about this or that. The acid test should be the question "is what they did, said etc scriptural?"
A saved individual can never be wrong because they are guided by the Holy Spirit in everything they do.
ladybug: You don't accept anything unless it is written in the Bible? Then you don't accept any of the inventions from the past 100 years or so because they are not mentioned in the Bible? According to Baptist teaching I am saved because I embraced Jesus as Savior during an Altar Call at my brothers Non Denominational Church. Just because I have not left the RCC does not automatically mean I am not saved. If I reject and repudiate the unscriptural RCC doctrines, the unscriptural parts to the Mass then I am remaining saved.
Geoff wrote: The Antichrist reaffirms the false doctrine that Peter is the Rock on which His Church is built in this article.
The one and only Anti-Christ is living now? Where is the one and only Anti-Christ at? The one and only Anti-Christ will not come on the scene until near the Second Coming of Christ. And thus the Pope and no Pope has ever been the Anti-Christ.
To all you individuals on here who state categorically that you know that Brown had not really embraced Jesus as his Personal Lord and Savior. You guys don't have the ability to know such a thing as only Jesus knows that.
ladybug wrote: John Y, I do not have to prove it, for you reveal your true self every time you post here. Your own words condemn you; your defense of and allegiance to a Satanic church prove you are still in darkness. No true regenerate of Christ would have any part in such wickedness. I asked you to provide scriptural, not historical proof to support your claim that one is either Protestant or RCC: I am still awaiting your biblical proof. There are two types of people in the world, lost sinners and those who've been saved by grace. BTW, 'altar calls' are not found in Scripture either; sinners are commanded to repent and believe in the Lord. It isn't a choice you make by embracing/accepting Christ. It's a work of God the Spirit as He takes the word and moves in the hearts of sinners - likened to the wind. Too many are 'hung up' on denominational loyalty and trusting in their church and it's doctrines to save them on that final day.
Of course the terms Catholic and Protestant are not in the Bible. But the Protestant Reformers were guided by the Holy Spirit to call themselves Protestants. And I have a Baptist friend who was saved during an Altar Call. My brother was also saved during an Altar Call. My brother believes I am saved.
ladybug wrote: John Yurich, Where does the Bible state you must either be Protestant or Roman Catholic? Labeling causes much division; your loyalty to a religious organization is not biblical. There are multitudes in both camps that are still dead in their sins, void of the work of the Spirit. Who does Christ call true, born from above believers to follow? Does He ever call any of His disciples Protestants or Roman Catholics? Your words are your opinion, there is no scripture to back what you state. You assume one is this or that, you label according to man's ways, not God's. You are one who holds a form of religion, but never underwent the transforming power of the Spirit of God. Your 'accepting Jesus' is merely a verbal profession, with no root to support. May the great and mighty God have mercy on your blind, deceived soul. May grace do a work; the more truth you ignore, the harder the heart becomes.
Prove it that I never underwent the transforming power of the Spirit of God when I embraced Jesus as my Personal Lord and Savior during an Altar Call at my brothers Non Denominational Church. The Protestant Reformers referred to themselves as Protestants. Do you know more then they did?
Observer wrote: John, you should learn to read and not brag so much about your powers of logic which frankly aren't that great. Re-read ladybugs comment and then explain how exactly you are answering her; unless you claim that the word 'Protestant' appears in the bible!
ladybug stated that she is not a Protestant. So I was responding to her by stating that she is a Protestant since she is neither Catholic or Eastern Orthodox.
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.
Anybody who is not Catholic or Eastern Orthodox is Protestant whether it be Mainline Protestant or Evangelical Protestant. For a Protestant to deny that they are Protestant goes against logical and analytical thinking.