May the Lord bring brother Paul to a full recovery. One of his best sermons, by far, is the ten indictments against the modern church -http://www.chapellibrary.org/files/3813/7658/4069/tiat.pdf
"I submit to you that this country is not Gospel hardened; it is Gospel ignorant, because most of its preachers are. Let me repeat this. The malady in this country is not liberal politicians, the root of socialism, Hollywood, or anything else. It is the so-called evangelical pastor, preacher, or evangelist of our day; that is where the malady is to be found. We do not know the Gospel. We have taken the glorious Gospel of our blessed God and reduced it down to four spiritual laws, and five things God wants you to know, with a little superstitious prayer at the end. And if someone repeats it after us with enough sincerity, we popishly declare them to be born again! We have traded regeneration for decisionism." - Paul Washer, from 'ten indictments against the modern church'
Great Sermon! Good message concerning this issue. So many today demand we uphold the law, yet salvation is not attainable through the keeping of the law. Thank you for clarifying what many in the 'reformed camp' over-complicate.
In my e-mail exchanges with Kev, I saw nothing of him stating we are outside God's law. He stated we are not under the law, and that's as far as I will delve into that. All have their own 'views', so there's no point in trying to 'force' others to accept yours.
I am not bitter, as you would like to think. I forgave you a long time ago for your false accusations towards me, including 'feminism'. Brother Frank assured me how wrong you were in making such a claim. It is surprising you would yoke up to an actual feminist woman on this site, but that's your business. The 'Reformers' never quite broke completely away from the RCC. I would never throw myself in any 'camp' invented by man. Even A.W. Pink is wrong in some of what he wrote, which is why everything must be compared in light of scripture.
I am done commenting here; this is the main reason I left. Too much arguing, subtle attacks on others, false accusations, back-biting, etc. The 'fellowship' here only exists IF one agrees wholeheartedly with whoever is 'king/queen of the hill' at the moment. The excuse of 'we are attempting to correct error' doesn't seem to pan out, that's proven by the subtle comments/words used. Honoring God is most important, fighting among ourselves is a waste of precious time.....
aahhh, the 'subtle' attacks of a 'brother' in Christ. They never end when it comes to certain women on here do they John UK? It surprises me that you 'buddy up' to BM seeing how she's a woman. Am I reformed? No, I follow the bible, not the teachings/labelings of men. Am I being 'progressively sanctified'? No. I will never reach a sinless state and I am not 'holier' not than I was 15 years ago. Striving for holiness is not progressive, it's continual and positional.
My obedience to God's truths are not to be saved, but as a result of already saved. With that said, that's all you get from me. U are someone I strive to avoid.
This was from another thread by another commenter, " So called "Christian feminists" proclaim their words are Holy Spirit inspired and therefore to disagrement with them is akin to blasphemy against God. They have an unteachable spirit but claim authority to teach others. Their tongues wag, their fingers wag and under it all they are proud and bitter. They aren't really hard to see through. The tougher question is what to do with them, like grasping oil or the wind. Ellen G. White of the SDA church is a great example of "Christian" feminism and how that works" - seems fitting here.
Apparently no one comprehends Kev's words "Just like Don Fortner said you are free from the law but that doesn't mean to live in direct violation of it." So, to ask if he is a 'free spirit, a lawless rebel' is totally contradictory to what he's stated. False accusations fly when others fail to comprehend what is being stated. When a debate turns into a fiasco as this one has, then all should cease from continuing on. May God the Spirit lead the elect in truth.
You did an excellent job in defending God's truth. You are wise to end the merry go round battle. As you know, some are not interested in truth, only in 'being right'. JA, be careful who you 'yoke' yourself to on these forums.....
such a sober message Very sobering message, a 'must hear' for all. God is sovereign over all, including our departure from this life. More messages like this should be preached at funerals. Yes, God came to save the 'down and outers' --- amen and amen
Moderate alcohol consumption is considered 2 drinks/day for men; 1 for women. One drink contains 14 grams of alcohol meaning: one 12 oz beer (5% alcohol), one 5 oz glass of wine (12%) or one 1.5 oz of hard liquor (40% or 80 proof). It does appear that alcohol itself, and not the source, is responsible for the benefits. source - http://www.dotfit.com/content-35612.html
Habitual drunkard HABITUAL DRUNKARD. A person given to ebriety or the excessive use of intoxicating drink, who has lost the power or the will, by frequent indulgence, to control his appetite for it. source - http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Habitual+drunkard
It's obvious that drinking in moderation, i.e., a glass of wine with dinner, is not the same as habitual drinking, which is habit forming and indicates bondage to alcohol.
" but cold nights our Church(along with a local network of Churches- Catholics are by far the largest participants in the network) will offer shelter and meals for the homeless." - this 'social gospel' is good for the temporal, however, it does nothing as far as eternity is concerned.
The RCC may help others 'down on their luck' on occasion, but that is pointless when one considers the multitudes that have been and are being led down the broad road to hell by this false religion. "Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled." Many seek Christ for temporal comforts, and the churches like the RCC oblige. However, the RCC sends them on their way and never speak of sin, repentance, mercy, grace, and God's law. The RCC cannot give what it doesn't possess - the true, pristine Gospel based on grace. Instead, they heap up works, i.e., infant baptism, the mass, works, penances, the list goes on and on. The RCC is quite content with keeping the deluded on the broad road to hell.
Continual defense of a dead religion is just as disturbing 'stever'. Your desire to push ecumenism isn't overshadowed by JA's issues. It is equally dangerous to promote unity with a religion that leads sinners down the broad road.
You also defend John Y., who is either very unstable or delights in being a troll. Yet, you claim JA is 'seriously messed up'?
Yes, I pray God will cause JA and her hubby to examine their own hearts. How great is that necessity for others here as well?
Things have gone south haven't they? May God intervene and cause the Normans to do some self examination. We all must ask God to search our hearts, and when He does, it's certain we will not like what He brings to light.
Let us defend truth, but, not at the expense of attacking and accusing the brethren.
"He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?"