Stevenr wrote: It's sad when anyone detours from the Gospel to take the quick road to power, position and possessions. I heard that Billy Graham was a sound preacher and his early days, (though I've never read his early material, after reading some of his current positions.) It's really sad that he went the way that he has with ecumenism and false doctrine; the tens of thousands he was in the position to reach, and squandered that opportunity... The fact is, none of us know his spiritual condition; he might be saved in stupid, or lost and lying... If he's lost, that's sad. But if he is saved, I would not want to be him at the resurrection before the judgment seat of Christ.
If Graham preaches that salvation comes only through embracing Jesus as Savior and trusting in Him alone for salvation then Graham is saved. The judgment seat of Christ is for the saved not the unsaved as you seem to imply by you stating that if Graham is saved that you would not want to be him at the resurrection before the judgment seat of Christ.
Unprofitable Servant, According to Baptist teaching I am saved and Born Again because of having embraced Jesus as Savior and trust in Him alone for salvation. It is totally illogical for you to believe that one who is not Born Again has the ability to know that there are unscriptural Catholic doctrines and unscriptural parts to the Mass. If one is not guided by the Holy Spirit they don't have the ability to know that there are unscriptural Catholic doctrines and unscriptural parts to the Mass. I now believe that taking pictures with the lens cap on is being deceptive and it is wrong. Why would you state the other Catholics in attendance at Mass assume I subscribe to all Catholic doctrines? I don't assume the other Catholics in attendance at Mass subscribe to all Catholic doctrines. That is totally illogical to assume that.
Unprofitable Servant, Well technically with the lens cap on the camera pictures would be taken but they would be blank. So technically there is no deception. When I participate in the Mass I refrain from stating the unscriptural words in the Mass by not stating "And I ask the blessed Mary ever virgin and all the angels and saints" and "May the Lord accept this sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of His name for our good and the good of all His church". Not stating those unscriptural words is not being deceptive. The First Amendment to the Constitution Freedom of Religion guarantees that I have the right to practice the Catholic faith anyway I want to meaning I don't have to subscribe to the Catholic doctrines I deem to be unscriptural. If I was not really Born Again by having embraced Jesus as Savior and trusting in Him alone for salvation would I have the ability to know that there are some unscriptural Catholic doctrines and some unscriptural parts to the Mass?
That really is sick stating that Graham who is an ordained Baptist minister doesn't believe that salvation comes only through trusting in Jesus alone for salvation. Graham preaches that salvation comes only through trusting in Jesus alone for salvation.
Christopher000 wrote: Hey John, sure they would, and if after agreeing to shoot the wedding with malice in mind, like never removing the lens, they would end up in, and lose miserably in court, especially when it concerns a wedding.
I thought the reason that a homosexual would sue a photographer was if the photographer refused to accommodate a homosexual wedding? Well if a photographer would be present at a homosexual wedding but leaving the lens cover on while shooting the homosexual wedding then the homosexual couple could not sue for refusal to accommodate the homosexual.
John UK wrote: I think Luther believed in consubstantiation not transubstantiation. Maybe 1517 would like to explain exactly what that means for the believer?
Lutherans don't like their doctrine of Holy Communion to be referred to as consubstantiation. The Lutheran doctrine of Holy Communion states that Jesus is present in, with and under the bread and wine.
GSTexas wrote: John Yurich USA from USA writes: Those stupid atheists. Atheists really are brain damaged because atheism goes against logic. Logical and analytical thinking dictate that the God of the Bible exists. Well arent you just a paragon of wisdom. It doesnt matter how smart or stupid soneone is, NO ONE seeks after God, NO ONE can come to Christ, NO ONE can recieveth or know the things of the spirit of God unless given to them of the Father. John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. Romans 3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Logical and analytical thinking dictate that God exists. I utilized logical and analytical thinking to ascertain that the belief I have always had that God exists is true.
Why would the Episcopal Church believe the god of Islam is the God of Christianity? That goes against logic. Anybody who believes the god of Islam is the God of Christianity is incapable of logical and analytical thinking.