GSTexas wrote: Bill Maher is a God hating reprobate, who has the wrath of God abiding on him, lest he repents and believes the gospel. I find it most strange that the Christian community is looking past that just because he made a common sense comparison between Christianity and Islam.
I am not looking past the fact that Maher is a God hating reprobate who has the wrath of God abiding on him unless he repents and embraces Jesus as his Personal Lord and Savior.
This is nothing but total insanity. Why doesn't the American Civil Liberties Union and other atheist organizations complain about public police officers being told to attend a mosque? Those atheists would certainly complain if they were told to attend a church.
Lurker wrote: I could be mistaken but my assessment of John Yurich, having observed his posting patterns for nearly ten years, is he fits the character Dustin Hoffman portrayed in the 1988 movie Rain Man.... an autistic savant. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autism "It is distinguished not by a single symptom, but by a characteristic triad of symptoms: impairments in social interaction; impairments in communication; and restricted interests and repetitive behavior." This is not meant to be a put-down or an insult, JY, just how I perceive you based on your repetitive writing style and I could be totally mistaken. However, if I'm right or close to right it may be helpful if you'd let us know. Many of us have aired what many consider dirty laundry. It's not a sign of weakness but of praising God for what He, in His mercy, has done for us.... lifting us from the miry pit we could not escape from on our own. It may make a world of difference in how your comments are perceived/received.
I do not have autism as I have a slightly above normal intelligence and I have an Associate of Arts degree.
Christopher, No the Mass is not a continual and literal re-sacrifice of Christ. I have never believed that even before I embraced Jesus as Savior.
ladybug wrote: No true follower of Christ would sit under these devilish teachings, nor would they defend them. I don't care how much John Y. harps on his 'altar call', he is still in the bondage of sin. He seeks outward religion only and will fall away in time because he has no root. May God have mercy.
I don't defend any doctrine pertaining to the Virgin Mary. I am not still in the bondage of sin. Just because I attend the Catholic Church and not an Evangelical Protestant Church does not mean I am in the bondage of sin. If I reject and repudiate the unscriptural Catholic doctrines, only adhere to the scriptural Catholic doctrines and only participate in the scriptural parts to the Mass then I am not in the bondage of sin. According to Baptist teaching which comes from the Bible I am saved because I trust in Jesus alone for salvation which is what the Bible states is the way of salvation.
PursuitofTruth wrote: John Yurich writes: "...and I embraced Jesus as my Personal Lord and Savior during an Altar Call at my brothers Non Denominational Church." Just because you said a prayer one night at an altar call doesn't mean you are saved. God must choose you and claim you as his own! Have you ever watched a box of cheezits jump of the shelf at a grociery store into somebodies cart! Do the cheezits choose to be bought by the shopper? No! Rather, the shopper chooses the cheezits! We are powerless to choose God, only God can lift us out of darkness by His will! A tree will be known by its fruits, and your posts here on this form have been warped and wrotten. I hope that God will truly reveal himself to you, and I am praying for your soul. God bless!
For your information it was under the prompting of the Holy Spirit that I embraced Jesus as Savior during that Altar Call. My Born Again Non Denominational brother accepts that I am saved. My brother is a better Christian then you and almost everybody else on here will ever hope to be.
ladybug wrote: John Y. FYI - I grew up in the Lutheran church, so I am aware of what they teach. It seems you adhere to denominational teachings, i.e., 'lutheran' 'baptist', as though they are always exactly in line with God's word. It's very telling you do not quote or exegete Scripture in any of your postings. As for acting or not acting Christlike, you'd better be careful. Many of your comments call others 'insane and psychotic'...that's not very Christ like John....
I have quoted Scripture in my posts, not every post but every post does not have to have quotes from Scripture. Baptist teaching comes from the Bible. The Lutheran doctrine of Holy Communion is scriptural.
Frank, It makes no sense that I attend the Catholic Church after having embraced Jesus as Savior during an Altar Call at my brothers Non Denominational Church? If I like liturgical worship over the non liturgical worship of Evangelical Protestant Churches and I am uncomfortable engaging in fellowship then I have to attend the Catholic Church. And besides the church that one attends is totally superfluous to ones entering Heaven upon ones demise as Jesus will not look at the church that one attended in deciding who enters Heaven.
ladybug, I happen to know more about the Lutheran Church teaching about Holy Communion then you do as my Aunt married a Lutheran and I have studied Luther's Small and Large Catechisms. The Lutheran doctrine states that Jesus is present in, with and under the bread and wine but the bread and wine are not the body and blood of Jesus. That is totally different then the Catholic doctrine which states that the bread and wine are the literal body and blood of Jesus. I trust in Jesus alone for salvation. I certainly don't trust in my good works for salvation. According to Baptist teaching I am saved as I embraced Jesus as my Savior during an Altar Call and I trust in Jesus alone for salvation. My Born Again Non Denominational brother accepts I am saved because I trust in Jesus alone for salvation. My brother is a better Christian then you will ever hope to be. You are not acting very Christ like.
Dorcas wrote: John Y....It is your business were you go to worship your god. I do not consider you a fellow believer in the Jesus Christ of the Bible. You are by your own definition roman catholic, so therefore an enemy of the cross of Christ, since Romanism is a religion spawned in the bowels of hell. You come on here to agitate and spew your heresy about Catholicism, do us all a favor and troll catholic forums.
My God is the God of the Bible as I have always worshipped the biblical and historical Jesus as God and I embraced Jesus as my Personal Lord and Savior during an Altar Call at my brothers Non Denominational Church. I am not an ordinary Catholic as I reject and repudiate the doctrine that the Mass is a sacrifice, I reject the Catholic doctrine of Holy Communion but I accept the Lutheran doctrine of Holy Communion. My Born Again Non Denominational brother accepts that I am Born Again and saved.
ladybug, The Lutheran doctrine of Holy Communion states that Jesus is present in, with and under the bread and wine but the bread and wine remain bread and wine. I most certainly understand the essential doctrines of Christianity that salvation comes only through trusting in Jesus alone for salvation.
Christopher000 wrote: What I find just as disturbing is that a "faction" followed him; remaining under him as pastor. Boy. I wonder what his real reasoning is because at least two other pastors dug deep to change their views after finding out their son/daughters were sodomites. A sister in law, one time in front of her kids said there's nothing wrong with being homosexual. She's Roman Catholic so I responded with the biblical view. Her exact response was, "Well, it's not in the ten commandments. They attend church their entire lives, go through catechism, go to confession, take care not to miss a mass, and observe all of the holidays. Yet, the knowledge of God's Word is limited to the contents of the ten commandments. The laws against sodomy are throughout the old & new testaments but they won't hear of it, and now here's another pastor...
What kind of a moronic Catholic does not believe that the Bible states that homosexuality is a sin? I have always believed that homosexuality is a sin because the Bible states so.
Dorcas wrote: By John Y own admission in a post to Christopher a few weeks ago, he stated that he was revolted by knowing that the mass was a sacrifice (reinactment) of Christ. So by continuing to attend this charade of religion that mocks and blasphemes the Lord Jesus Christ, one can conclude that this individual does not...love the Lord Jesus Christ...is not born from above....still has the spirit of fear; not of power, love, and a sound mind. 2Tim. 1:7. This is likened to the soldiers who mocked, and bent the knee to our blessed Lord, to Judas who said "is it I?. This continuing farce that this man plagues this board with year after year with his nonsensical posts is a disgrace. I have prayed the Lord to have mercy on him, but from what he writes on this board almost daily in his defense of a false religion, he is an enemy of the cross of Christ, and from such turn away!
I never stated that I believe the Mass is a sacrifice. I have stated numerous times that I reject and repudiate the doctrine that the Mass is a sacrifice. I reject and repudiate the Catholic doctrine of Holy Communion. I accept the Lutheran doctrine of Holy Communion.
Stuart F., Luther stated that Jesus is present in, with and under the bread and wine.
ladybug wrote: Steve R and John Y, Those who truly belong to the Lamb understand that partaking of the Lord's supper will not save a sinner. So, every time you two partake of His table, you are eating and drinking judgment on yourselves. You both partake of it in an unworthy manner, for you both defend an evil religion. God have mercy on you.
Well naturally I don't believe that the Sacrament of Holy Communion imparts salvation. I don't accept the Catholic doctrine of Holy Communion. I accept the Lutheran doctrine of Holy Communion. When I receive the bread and the cup of wine during Mass I believe I am receiving it the way the Lutheran Church teaches and not the way the Catholic Church teaches. And therefore I am not receiving Holy Communion in an unworthy manner since I reject the Catholic doctrine of Holy Communion.
Rodney K., As I stated above I reject transubstantiation and I accept the Lutheran doctrine of Holy Communion instead. The reason I am not leaving the Catholic Church is that it is not required for salvation and entering Heaven. Nowhere in the Bible is church attendance/membership in any church including a Protestant Church mentioned as being required for salvation and entering Heaven.