Hi Christopher, I actually saw the thread end in a positive note once the slanderer ceased posting. There were some good thoughts exchanged, and fellowship with a prayer request by Kev. There is more folk who come on here who are respectful and civil than the one or two who are so arrogant, it would be a blessing if they ceased posting. Just my thoughts. Have a blessed day.
Thanks for your thoughts, Kev. I come here because there are some genuine folk on this news board that I know are my brothers and sisters in Christ and I love them as such, even when we get cross ways one with another. Good to have you and Connor on board.
Dear sister ladybug, A big to your post, and a hearty Amen! I posted Mr. Spurgeon because of the twisted falsehoods the romanist troll continues to plague this forum with. Also I agree concerning some of those who call themselves "reformed". In some of their assemblies we have attended the chill goes all the way to ones bones..you would dare not say Amen or sing to loudly for fear you would be labeled a Charismatic..
From the pen of C. H. Spurgeon a Baptist of broad fellowship and gracious spirit: "Baptists are the original Christians.We did not commence our existence in the Reformation, we were reformers before Luther or Calvin were born; we never came from the "church" of Rome, for we were never in it. We care very little for the "historical church" arguement, but if there be anything in it at all, it ought not to be filched by the clients of Rome, but should be left to that community which all along held by "one Lord, one Faith, and one baptism..the afflicted Baptists in their past history have borne pure testimony, both to truth and freedom, that they need in nothing be ashamed. Our forefathers were men inured to hardship, and unused to ease. They present to us, their children, an unbroken line which comes legitimately from the apostles, not through the filth of Rome, not by manipulations of prelates, but by the Divine Life, the Spirit's Annointing, the Fellowship of the Son in suffering and of the Father in Truth".
Some early Protestants having escaped the great whore of Romanism, brought with them the vile practice of persecution. They claimed to be the Lord's sheep but acted more like ravening wolves toward Baptists and other dissendents
Remind you of one who trolls the waters here? Hmmm...
John UK wrote: Steve, you need to read up on this a bit more. We went right into this over several months recently, and this was the inevitable conclusion, that Presbyterians hold to all their children being elect, therefore they can be baptised as a sign and seal of them being in the covenant of grace, it just being a matter of time before they started showing signs of their election, which is what I call Goosebump Religion. This system of religion is most dangerous, most deceptive, and leaves out the preaching of the good news of Jesus Christ which requires a response of faith from sinners. Of course you love it because it is soooooo Roman Catholic and Anglican.
You are 100 % correct in your post. We were witness to this first hand, as we had a reformed pastor and his wife tell us they came to the "reformed faith" (not Christ) because of the covenants and great hope they had for their children they had lost due to miscarriage. No mention of the grace and mercy of our Lord, just relying on a "covenant"and teachings of mere men....so sad.
Tertullian AD197: Wrote to condemn the practice beginning to be introduced of baptizing the dead and of baptizing infants. The way for this change, however, had been prepared by teaching concerning baptism which was divergent from that in the New Testament; the heresy of baptismal regeneration which was already being taught as early as the second century. The growth of a "clerical" system had begun to substitute a human organization of religious rites for the power and working of the Holy Spirit and the guidance of the Scriptures. What a monster it has become.
GSMontana wrote: Norm from Minnesota writes: I think we need to make the presidential campaign more like a friendly game of golf. It's time for a mulligan. I was thinking of something more like the Thunderdome. Two pathological liars go in, one comes out.