B. McCausland wrote: "... ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" Jn 8:32 Through the Gospel we are called to the freedom truth brings, yet you seem set to keep the bondage of ambiguity. "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage" Gal 5:1 "But now, after that ye have known God, ... how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?" Ga 4:9 "If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ". Ga 1:9-10 If you were set to honour God only, your comments would declare such.
I do honor God only because I trust entirely in Jesus alone for salvation and I worship Jesus in truth since I only participate in the scriptural parts to the Mass.
BRF wrote: John on that day when all men will stand before Jesus Christ as their judge it will not be what you believed concerning Homosexuality or abortion etc. But did you truly repent of your sins and place your faith in Christ alone for salvation. These sins are just some of many which guilty men will be condemned by along with Rome's gross idolatry. Which we are to flee from 1John 5:21
The subject matter is excommunication from the Catholic Church and not salvation. Of course the only requirement for salvation is to trust in Jesus entirely alone for salvation and embrace Him as Savior. Yes I repented of my sins when I embraced Jesus as my Savior and put my trust entirely in Jesus alone for salvation.
B. McCausland wrote: The Lord knows them that are his. And, Let every one that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.‚ÄĚ 2Ti 2:19 ‚ÄúThese things says the Son of God, who has his eyes like unto a flame of fire: I know thy works ‚Ä¶ and all the churches shall know that I am he which searches the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.‚ÄĚ Rev 2:18 & 23
If a saved Catholic who embraced Jesus as Savior and trusts in Him alone for salvation adheres only to the scriptural Catholic doctrines and only participates in the scriptural parts to the Mass then they have fled iniquity.
Buster wrote: Here's John with his same grinding, irritating mantra. It is nauseating and a turn off to repeat the Rosary. Now even though he is stating the truth, he says is the same way and it is sickening. A turn off from the blog for sure.
So stating the truth is sickening that the only Catholics who are saved are those few Catholics who have embraced Jesus as Savior and trust entirely in Him alone for salvation? How can stating the truth be sickening?
Christopher000 wrote: Jihn Yurich Wrote: "If there are both scriptural and unscriptural doctrines in the Catholic Church then the Catholic Church is partially Christian." Hey John, do you believe that's good enough? I would say it's all or nothing, all in or all out. If we believe anything that comes from the mouths of mere men trumps the Word of God itself, do you think that's okay just as long as we mix it up in equal proportions? I can't imagine telling anyone that I'm part Christian and part heretic. I can't imagine telling anyone that I believe portions of God's Word, but look to men for the rest because God didn't really mean, or was just plain wrong on the other parts. "Now just hold it right there, Jesus (while standing at the pearly gate), what do you mean you don't know me? I embraced you by being part Christian. Check your book again".
I have never stated that all Catholics are saved and Christians. The only Catholics who are saved and Christian are those few Catholics who have embraced Jesus as their Savior and trust in Him alone for salvation.
B. McCausland wrote: ‚Äú‚Ä¶ the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his. And, Let every one that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.‚ÄĚ 2Ti 2:19 ‚ÄúThese things says the Son of God, who has his eyes like unto a flame of fire: I know thy works ‚Ä¶ and all the churches shall know that I am he which searches the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.‚ÄĚ Rev 2:18 & 23
Nowhere in the Bible is church attendance/membership in any church including Evangelical Protestant Church mentioned as being required for salvation and entering Heaven upon ones demise. The Bible makes it clear the only requirement for salvation is to trust entirely in Jesus alone for salvation and embrace Him as Savior.
s c wrote: A very serious charge,Unprofitable "...Your desire is that the light of the gospel should not shine in darkness but must be extinguished." How you draw your conclusions is very scary. I'm all for inner city missions.You might want to reread what I had posted. Your ability to correctly comprehend what I write leaves much to be desired. If you understood my comment in regards to atheists in my previous post,you wouldn't be slandering me unjustly. Atheists want to take Christ out of a very pagan celebration.You wish to keep Him there? I suppose all of the other Christians before the 4th century including all of the Apostles would be just as guilty of siding with the reprobates because they didn't join together with them in their celebrations. It would appear that I am in very good company.
Since when celebrating the birth of Jesus a pagan celebration? Sure the secular aspect of Christmas is pagan but the religious aspect namely the birth of Jesus is not pagan because it is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Even though Jesus was not born on 25 December it is not wrong to celebrate His birth on 25 December. The Holy Spirit guided all the Protestant Reformers to retain celebrating the birth of Jesus in their churches.
Michael Hranek wrote: I heard that. Imho born again Bible believing Christians ought to be sickened with this along the lines of some political/religious genuis seeking to name a gay bar after John the Baptist, or an abortion clinic after George Mueller
What is wrong with naming a Rome, Italy square after Luther? Luther was the best of the Protestant Reformers and a personal hero of mine. The Lutheran Church doctrines as outlined in Luther's Small and Large Catechisms are totally biblical.
Francis is a total nut job. Biden, all Catholic Democrat politicians and Catholic Democrat voters should be told to either fall in line with Catholic teaching and be against abortion, homosexuality and artificial birth control or be excommunicated from the Catholic Church.
Catholics believe in and worship the biblical and historical Jesus as God.
BRF, I took yesterday away from SermonAudio. If there are both scriptural and unscriptural doctrines in the Catholic Church then the Catholic Church is partially Christian.
B. Faltham, Sure the devils believe there is one God and tremble but the devils are incapable of being saved. But RC's are capable of being saved if they embrace Jesus as Savior and trust in Him alone for salvation. Stop stating the Pope is the Anti-Christ because the Pope is not the Anti-Christ as the one and only Anti-Christ has not come on the scene yet. It would be more accurate to state that the Pope is an anti-Christ as there are many anti-christs. I am saved because I embraced Jesus as Savior and I trust entirely in Jesus alone for salvation.
Jim L., Catholics are supposed to be against abortion, homosexuality and artificial birth control. Any Catholic who supports abortion, homosexuality and artificial birth control should be told to either fall in line with Catholic teaching and be against abortion, homosexuality and artificial birth control or be excommunicated from the Catholic Church. Accepting abortion, homosexuality and artificial birth control should be the only grounds for excommunication from the RCC.
B. McCausland wrote: Certainly, the passage does not speak of church attendance, it goes beyond this and every thing else after derives from this: "... in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which said, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them." Mat 13:14-15
The Bible makes it crystal clear the only requirement for salvation and entering Heaven upon ones demise is to trust in Jesus alone for salvation and embrace Him as Savior. Jesus will not look at the church that one attended in deciding who enters Heaven. He will only look at who had trusted in Him alone for salvation and embraced Him as Savior. So if a Catholic embraces Jesus as Savior and trusts in Him alone for salvation then they will remain saved if they don't leave the Catholic Church and don't unite with an Evangelical Protestant Church.
Catholics who support abortion and other services provided by Planned Parenthood are going against Catholic teaching and thus are not true Catholics. A true Catholic is against abortion and other services provided by Planned Parenthood. Catholics who support abortion, homosexuality and artificial birth control should be told by their Bishop to either fall in line with Catholic teaching and be against abortion, homosexuality and artificial birth control or be excommunicated from the Catholic Church.
It is stupid for any Evangelical Protestant to have a problem with protesting Planned Parenthood along side of Catholics because Catholics are against abortion and the other services provided by Planned Parenthood the same as Evangelical Protestants are against the services provided by Planned Parenthood.
s c wrote: They're wasting their time and energy. A "chaplain" is not necessarily on the side of the Christians'"team" any more than many of the praying players. It's tantamount to "atheists" making a stink about "chr--mass". What they think they're fighting is actually very much in step with them...all anti Christ. The atheists actually do Christ more of a service in insisting that He be removed from pagan practices/observances.
What is your problem with the word chaplain? What is your problem with Christian chaplains being at public universities and colleges offering Christian prayers before sporting events? What is this nonsense of referring to Christmas as Christmass? It is not Christmass but Christmas. Christmas is the celebration of the Birth of Jesus. It is totally superfluous if Jesus Birth is celebrated on 25 December regardless if He was not born on 25 December. The celebration of the Birth of Jesus is not anti Christ since His Birth is documented in the Bible.