"The legacy of the Scottish Reformation is to be marked with a joint conference organised by the Church of Scotland and the Catholic Church in Scotland."
OR Put another way;
The LIBERAL Kirk heretics are going to natter to the antichrist's idolatrous heretics and insult the memory of the Scottish martyrs and Covenanters who died for the true cause of Christ.
Together with putting the abomination into an Aberdeen pulpit AND this ludicrous conference with the antichrist's followers - This demonstrates how satanic and lost the Church of Scotland has become.
I cannot understand why any REAL Christian attends this organisation? _____________
The REAL Cause fought.
Patrick Hamilton (1504 ‚Äď Feb 29 1528) was a Scottish churchman and an early Protestant Reformer in Scotland. He was tried as a heretic by Archbishop James Beaton RCC, and burned at the stake in St Andrews.
His courageous bearing attracted more attention than ever to the doctrines for which he suffered, and greatly helped to spread the Reformation in Scotland. It was said that the "reek of Patrick Hamilton infected all it blew on". His fortitude during martyrdom won over Alexander Ales, who had undertaken to convert him, to the Lutheran cause" (Wiki)
John Yurich USA wrote: No I do not mean denomination. I mean church. The fact of the matter is that church membership in any church be it Catholic ...... is totally superfluous to salvation
There is only ONE Church John. BUT many religious denominations. As to membership that is important to the Lord here on earth NOW, because it is 'HIS' witness to the world.
You are Wrong John. Because EX 20:4 "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;"
The RCC heresy violates this commandment. All who support this violation are not worshipping God.
Therefore the RCC acts against God and will receive HIS WRATH!!
Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 IDOLATRY, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, HERESIES"
As you can see "IDOLATRY" and "HERESIES" preclude the RCC from the kingdom of God!
John Yurich USA wrote: Nowhere in the Bible is membership in any church(And that includes Fundamentalist Protestant Churches) listed as a requirement for salvation and gaining entrance into Heaven
I assume what you are referring to here is "denomination" rather than "church" John?
Scripture uses the word church as "an assembly" rather than a qualification of anything in the people.
However I fear what you are doing in making this statement is trying to justify the existence of the Roman Catholic assembly of heresy, idolatry, iconolatry, statuettes, the evil mass and even old bones and relics.
That collection of Satanic junk is certainly not where the Christian goes to worship God, since by the grace of God he knows better not to.
The elect worship God in spirit and in truth - That is where they go!
John 4:23 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.
John Yurich USA wrote: Why are you so narrow minded that you can not recognize the possibility that there might be some Catholic Priests who are Born Again by reason of having prayed to Jesus to become their Savior?
JY If the Lord did "elect" any of these reprobates then they would now be attending the real Church, not the Roman fallacy!
They wouldn't be able to continue to carry out satanic acts like maryolatry and the evil mass!
I am amazed that Bible believing Christians could ever conceive the idea that our Saviour God, who was tortured with our sins in the garden, who was was tortured by the Roman soldiers whipping him, and who was finally tortured to death on the cross, would aprove of the use of torture.
What is wrong with you people? Have you never contemplated the horror of what our Lord went through to save us? How could we then inflict such barbaric torture on another human being made in the image of God?
The Biblical critia for justice is "by two or three witnesses", and self-incrimination is never valid. Outside of that, we 'give place to God's wrath' and look to him to bring vengence.
Why not ask your Heavenly Father? It may be His good pleasure to lay this man upon your heart to pray earnestly for his soul. Providence may give you another opportunity to speak to him or as Terry says you have planted others may water if God chooses to give the increase.
'This man's violation is not about HIM, but about allowing people in public places to excercise their right of Freedom of Speech'
In the UK sodomites have used the same so they can stay at a Guest House in the same bed as their sodomite partner. Surely it is freedom of speech for the owner to say NO WAY! Yet the sodomite by law claims his own rights.
The store manager appears to be the owner 'my store' and you were not stopped from witnessing to someone in the store but only to him! If he wants to plug his ears and stay in his shop within the city of destruction-only God in His grace can intervene.
I'm convinced. Elephants evolved into elephants. Science proves it! Err.. apart from the fact that God revealed to Moses that he created Elephants after their own kind. Poor old science. When its not rebelling against the authority of the Scriptures, it is forced to meekly acknowledge the truth of the Scriptures.
This is the problem with Independent Churches. Presbyterian churches aren't perfect, but if there's an abuse in the local congregation, the agrieved person can apeal to the Presbytery, who can hold both the congregant or the pastor or elder to account.
Now, what pride would prevent a godly pastor wanting to make himself subject to his peers?
You said "God could very well have spoken the Universe into being in an instant, but is there a reason his story of creation takes 7 days? What is he teaching us?"
That's an easy one. If you knew your 10 commandments, you'd find the answer:
Ex. 20:8 -11 ‚ÄúRemember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in SIX DAYS the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
It still doesn't get round the problem of the character of of God. Given a choice between the God who created all things out of nothing, by the Word of His Power, over the space of 6 days a few thousand years ago, who created all things "Very Good", who created a world free from death pain and suffering, and a god who created things using Billions of years of death, pain, suffering, failure, extinction, which is the greater God? Which is more worthy of our worship, trust and adoration?