Mike wrote: Being a member of a Protestant church does not make you a Protestant, any more than being a member of a Catholic church makes you a Catholic. You have first hand experience in this, John.
Whatever church one is on the membership roll of and attends is the religion they are. And thus I will never be a Protestant because I will never be put on the membership roll of that Evangelical Protestant Church. I will only be Catholic since I will remain on the membership roll of a Catholic Church. In fact I will only attend an Evangelical Protestant Church as long as I am residing in my current town. But when I move to Eastern Colorado and get a farm and find a Catholic woman to marry I will cease attending an Evangelical Protestant Church and just attend the Catholic Church and raise the children Catholic. But when they get to the age of reason then they will be shown a 4 VHS video set of Billy Graham Crusades so they learn the Evangelical Protestant doctrine of salvation.
Dave, I became a new creature in Christ, was regenerated by the Holy Spirit and done away with the unscriptural Catholic doctrines in November 1997 during that Altar Call when I embraced Jesus as Savior and started to trust in Jesus alone for salvation.
Christopher000 wrote: They're both appalling. What really stands out for me is that I feel that The Donald has, and is using God Himself for votes. No, I don't know his heart or status, and could be wrong, but I didn't buy that he got saved several months ago. I feel like it was a rouse for the evangelical vote. Could be wrong.
Trump is not appalling as he has stated he would appoint conservative justices to the Supreme Court to have a conservative majority on the Supreme Court to rid this nation of abortion, homosexual marriage and the evil policies of Obama. Keeping Clinton out of the White House and getting a conservative majority on the Supreme Court should be of paramount importance to Christians. And that is why every Christian should vote for Trump.
Obama is totally evil. And there are some on here who are against Trump for no good reason, even though Trump has stated he would appoint conservative justices to the Supreme Court to rid this nation of abortion and homosexual marriage and the evil policies of Obama. Totally sick that any Christian would be against Trump when keeping Clinton out of the White House and getting a conservative majority on the Supreme Court should be of paramount importance to Christians.
No Catholic had any business being in attendance at that dinner. Every Catholic who was in attendance at that dinner is under heavy demonic influence of Satan and the demons just on the basis of being Democrats. Conservative Catholic Republicans who were naturally not in attendance at that dinner are not under demonic influence because they are against abortion, homosexuality, homosexual marriage and artificial birth control.
Rodney K. wrote: Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him MUST worship him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:21-24) Ah, John. (SMH) There's that pesky little word "must"... What to do? What to do? Well, you go ahead and worship him your way, and we'll worship Him His way.
I stated I am attending an Evangelical Protestant Church on Sunday morning(So isn't that worshiping God in truth?). And I am also attending the Catholic Church on Saturday afternoon. But I will not leave membership in the Catholic Church and join that Evangelical Protestant Church because I don't wish to be Protestant.
Christopher000 wrote: John, you know the answer perfectly well. You said yourself how highly intelligent you are, so why even ask such a question? There is nothing good that comes out of the church of Rome, doctrinally speaking. You know this, but still ask why it's wrong to attend? That's not an example of intelligence, but willfull blindness. The mass itself, as you so well know, is a literal and continual re-sacrifice of Christ on the cross because the church teaches that His once and for all finished work wasn't really sufficient to forgive all future sin. Heresy, blasphemy, and lies, yet you ask what's wrong with going? Either way, I'm still glad you took a step in the right direction and will hear God's Word taught and preached as it should be.
I don't plan on leaving the Catholic Church and joining that Evangelical Protestant Church because I want to remain officially Catholic and not be Protestant. I will still remain on the membership roll of the local Catholic Church and attend on Saturday afternoon. And I will continue to attend that Evangelical Protestant Church on Sunday morning.
John UK wrote: If we were to say that the Incarnation of God was around October 4th, we would not be far wrong. This proves that the Christmass Celebraters are not so much interested in Jesus Christ, but in a pagan-style worldly holiday with all the trimmings and too much food. But I still commend the evangelistic effort, and hope that some are blessed.
You are in dire need of psychological help from Jesus. It is totally false to state that the spiritual aspect of Christmas(the celebration of the Birth of Jesus) is pagan. And the unsaved are the Christmas(It is Christmas and not Christmass) celebraters are the ones who care only for the secular aspect of Christmas and not the spiritual aspect of Christmas(the Birth of Jesus). But Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Mainline Protestants and Evangelical Protestants care about the spiritual aspect of Christmas(the Birth of Jesus) and don't care about the secular aspect of Christmas. And there is nothing wrong with overeating at Christmas dinner or any other time of the year. There is nothing wrong with being overweight. But one should not be obese.
s c wrote: j Y,it is unscriptural unless you can show in Scripture where people celebrated it on that date. We don't find anyone celebrating it after the fact either (i.e. years later) The followers of Christ never did. Christians didn't start celebrating it until they gave into the culture and into the RCC. The word didn't even exist until they made it up. The RCC mass never changed. Why would Christians who know better continue to use their word? Hint: a word doesn't change meaning just because people perceive it so. A word cannot mean what it does and simultaneously not. Again,we don't have a license to lie even for outreach purposes. We can and ought to proclaim all of His works daily. Setting aside one false day automatically diminishes the rest. Rejoice daily and drop the lies,however small they are perceived.
No Evangelical Protestant in their right mind cares about the fact that Jesus was not in all likelihood born on 25 December, just as long as His Birth is celebrated. The Magi celebrated the Birth of Jesus by paying Him homage and giving Him gifts. So SermonAudio is in error for not believing the spiritual aspect of Christmas(The Birth of Jesus) is pagan? You are in dire need of psychological help from Jesus.
NeedHim wrote: With all due respect towards you John Y, it's nothing personal. You are drinking the cool aid of the deception of Rome, the Roman Catholic Jesus needs help, to save & justify sinners, that isn't the Biblical Christ. May the Lord remove your spiritual blinders away, that brings-forth, salvation through the love of sound doctrines amen. The Catholic Church teaches transubstantiation, that the bread and wine are transformed literally into the body and blood of Jesus. Thus in the mass, the priest calls Jesus down from heaven, and in the breaking of the bread Jesus is re-sacrificed. The mass is meritorious, as one of the seven sacraments, and it is a ‚Äútrue and proper sacrifice.‚ÄĚ Here again is the council of Trent: If any one saith that in the Mass a true and proper sacrifice is not offered to God; or, that to be offered is nothing else but that Christ is given us to eat; let him be anathema.‚ÄĚ
It is insane to state the RCC believes in and worships a false jesus. The Apostles and Nicene Creeds state "We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of God". Does that sound like a false jesus? That is the biblical and historical Jesus the RCC believes in and worships. Luther did not believe the RCC worships a false jesus.
S.Taylor wrote: Why do Christians feel obligated to vote for someone in violation of their own conscience? The damage done to millions of Christian consciences will be far greater than any damage Clinton could ever do. From now on voting for morally offensive candidates will be easier for Christians. Greater compromise and justifications are just around the corner. Our children are watching us. They see our compromise, and how we can look the other way at certain sins just to get "the right man" into office. It is impossible to increase morality by putting an immoral president in office. It will only serve to bring the presidential office to a new low!
You really are in dire need of psychological help from Jesus. Trump is the only candidate for president that has stated he would appoint conservative justices to the Supreme Court to rid this nation of abortion, homosexual marriage and the evil policies of Obama. Do you want Clinton in to ensure that for the next 30 years there will be a liberal majority on the Supreme Court? Because if Clinton gets in then there will be a liberal majority on the Supreme Court. Keeping Clinton out of the White House and getting a conservative majority on the SC is of paramount importance.
You really are in dire need of psychological help from Jesus. Trump has stated he is against abortion and homosexuality and that he would appoint conservative justices to the Supreme Court to rid this nation of abortion and homosexuality and the evil policies of Obama. Do you want Clinton in the White House and thus ensuring 30 more years of abortion, homosexuality and the evil policies of Obama? Totally sick.