B. Warely wrote: No Good Steve! I don't belong to that church! WCF 25/5. "The purest churches under heaven are subject both to mixture and error;a and some have so degenerated as to become no churches of Christ, but synagogues of Satan.b Nevertheless, there shall be always a Church on earth to worship God according to his will.c" a
I know, mine claims the same. But I know even the most faithful families at my Church have had Christmas(Chaldean) trees at one time or another
If your Church members have avoided that cultural pressure, then my hats off to you
Jeremiah 10:1 ¬† Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: ¬†¬†Jeremiah 10:2 ¬† Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. ¬†¬†Jeremiah 10:3 ¬† For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. ¬†¬†Jeremiah 10:4 ¬† They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. ¬†¬†Jeremiah 10:5 ¬† They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also
GSMontana wrote: Chris G P from England writes: Dear GS from Montana, Don't forget that there are Jews who have embraced the true Messiah, Yeshua HaMaschiach, the Lord Jesus Christ, and they do worship the same God as Christians do. Sure. But that would make them Christians too. We could also argue that worshipping Christ is what makes a true Jew. Romans 2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Ye know not the Scriptures. They worshipped the One True GOD, but in vain(reminds me of people around here). Please note the Personal Pronoun "ME" in Mark 7:7
Mark 7:6 ¬† He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
¬†¬†Mark 7:7 ¬† Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Christopher000 wrote: SteveR from Mt Zion writes: ...Nelson Mandelas group would stick a tire full of gasoline around their victims, then light it. It was a slow & painful way to die. But it worked, he became the much adored leader of South Africa Sickening. Aside from God, what's missing in a persons brain that would allow them to do such things, as well as what we see going on today...mutilating men, women, and children as they all laugh and actually believe their blood thirsty god is loving the carnage.
The ANC wasn't using this tactic against the ruling whites, but rather against rival groups. It was clear that eventually Whites would have to share power, the question was which Black group would emerge dominate. Western society offered that prize to the most brutal, then showered the ANC with praise
imo- The Nigerian conflict is more tribal than religious. However, Islamic doctrine does enable BH to justify brutality. Its worthy of study how Islam can be used as a vehicle of social change and revolution
Damascus claims to have audio of the US and ISIL coordinating the attack against the Syrian Army leaving about 100 dead. In response Russia is said to have destroyed a CIA/Mossad base in Aleppo killing 30
Jim Lincoln wrote: No, you aren't SteveR, if you were of Jewish blood, and became a Christian you wouldn't be Israel.
Jim How long have we known each other? 10 years? Ive read your your links but not everybody has. In honour of your candidate winning the debate, I will give you some respect and not ignore your response
Please explain to all those new here in a few sentences why a true Christian isn't part of the 'Israel of God' Paul speaks of to the Church in Galatia
¬†Galatians 6:15 ¬† For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
¬†¬†Galatians 6:16 ¬† And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
Kev wrote: Hey Steve the pope says Muslims are of good ethics and worship the one true God. I'm sure the pope says he worships the one true God so with a little inductive reasoning he believes they share the same God. I remember something in the bible saying: 1 John 2:23 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. Pretty sure in that same letter he says Muslims deny Jesus is the Christ. Maybe the pope can't even figure out that part of the bible! So do you believe "the infallible words" of the pope to be true Steve?
I don't even believe his fallible words, let alone any that the Vatican will deem infallible. To my knowledge, the current Pope has never made an infallible statement.
Nobody gets upset when Evangelical Christians dialogue with Jews with the foundation they worship the same God. Jews don't accept Christ. So...Why do these same people get upset at the Pope?
Jimmie patakie wrote: They were both horrific. I only watch about 10 minutes of it until I started feeling nauseous. Still I will vote trump. hillary is just an extension of obama and we don't need anymore Marxist communist socialists destroying the country
Trump was awful, especially considering the domestic economy should have been his strength. I expect Hillary will get a temporary bump from this
People of the GOP and DNC have always wanted to vote in a candidate that they feel can bring prosperity. Trump hasn't changed that
GOPrs want lower taxes and less regulation because they often earn their income, DNCrs want higher taxes because they benefit from increased government legislation & spending. If you really want too impress me Jim, have your illustrious champions of the poor push for a tax increase where they cant control the funds and those funds are distributed straight to 3rd world peoples that live on $1-2/day
MS wrote: John UK..one of the most condescending posts I have read in a long time..
Without even trying, John UK has become my competition?
C'mon, he didn't mean it. Kinda like Billy Graham, John UK is just getting old and said something he really didn't mean the way it was understood. He was just trying to be friendly with some of the men here and made a mistake
ladybug wrote: JohnUK, Your assessment of women is beyond ridiculous, strange you would even attempt to claim to know since you yourself are single. I have no desire to be 'right', I do have a desire for truth to go forth and error to be confronted. Let's stick with facts and avoid opinions concerning gender.
I know you aren't speaking to me bug, this is a question for John UK. About the post you responded to but removed.
John UK What was meant about men having to say 'yes dear' or they will fly into one?
ladybug wrote: Satan has subtle ways and has infiltrated many churches with his evil ecumenism. But it's all good, as long as you help flood victims clean up or other various methods of the 'social' gospel are implemented.
The Gospel is Ecumenical, that's why SA has several denominations offering sermons. Denominations that would never allow a Pastor from another to 'corrupt' their flock. Yet they are here, the type I attend and those you would attend. There are differences because the GOSPEL is ecumenical.
and please to insult Churches that do good works to satisfy your desire to speak harshly against them is plain wrong. I think Churches like Delores attends helping flood victims is awesome