Hi Dolores...a wonderful little book that has been of great comfort to many of Gods people is 'Spiritual Depression' by D.Martyn Lloyd-Jones. I highly recommend it. He was a minister of Westminster Chapel, London for many years.
Dolores....I would like to relate a short story that was brought to my attention. There was a pastors wife who started having dark bouts of depression she went to several different Christians seeking councel. She was told to pray more, read her bible more, have more faith in God,etc... End result...she took her own life. When an autopsy was performed she was found to have a tumor on the base of her brain. If only someone would have had enough common sense to suggest she seek medical help! We live in the here and now and our gracious God has provided help for us via doctors, meds, etc. Good for you that you have gotten help and know who and what to avoid. Gods richest blessings to you.
Christine wrote: The angel of light has whispered lies to all of us in one way or another...while I agree that what this man has done is horrific, it is just as horrific for Christians to judge this man...that is strictly God's job...let us not judge others simply because they sin differently than we do... let us not presume that we have the right to do God's job, as righteous as we think we are....
We live in the nasty here and now, not in Heaven in the sweet by and by, which we all yearn for. In the meantime in the nasty here and now ,we are commanded by God to earnestly contend for the faith and reprove the works of darkness
God warns against intellectual pride and with good reason, for apostasy usually begins among the intellectuals. 1 Cor. 15:33. Also, sometimes the softest words are spokent to the heretics and the harshest reserved for the believer who desires to adhere to biblical Truth. My experience any way.....
Matthew 9:13 Jesus Christ speaking.... "But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice; for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." Hallelujah ...What a Saviour!!
Jim Lincoln wrote: An ESV which this Bible comes in, or NASB which it doesn't :annoyed would last me as long as I'm going to live. Now why would I want a Catholic Bible? which the AV is? excerpt from Restating The Obvious About Bible Translations
Another suggestion I would pass along concerning those who post here, when they provide links to bolster their arguements, check them out....very revealing as to what they embrace as their theology , such as the one below by 'get real'. The Reformers Were Frauds. Absolute rubbish!!
My good pleasure John Btw....never once did we ever hear the Gospel of grace preached in any RCC that we attended. Which we will never set a foot in ever....no exceptions. It is a complete superstitious pagan religion. any one born of the Spirit of God will be able to discern that.
John...we were not attending RCC anymore. We were complete heathens very happy in our darkness. Then a series of providences concerning life threatening health issues, and a man telling one of our children to read the Gospel of Matthew , and at home reading the Bible the Holy Spirit of God broke our hearts and showed us our great need of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ....and we have never looked back. To God be the glory!!
Amen to that John, our children were not raised with reading the Bible as we were RC, but the Lord in His great mercy has revealed Himself to one of them and the other one......? I agree children need to be taught Gods Word and come under solid, sound preaching.
Last post concerning this tired thread. Do yourself a favour and listen to Don Fortner 'Are You A Jew'. Preached last Lords Day, here on sermon audio. Hope the Lord will give you ears to understand.....
J4j...I have been on this site for a few years. One thing I know for sure, that false accusations and character assassinations abound. As I posted earlier when some cannot make their case, they trot out the straw man. This is what I have observed with you in your many posts over the years. You have a 'strange fire' theology. Anyway you did not prove your accusation concerning Lurker...so you are a false accuser and to avoided.