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What I find shocking is how thoroughly deceptive SIN is. This woman apparently actually thinks that she knows "the Lord". She actually believes that sexual perversion is "holy" in the sight of God. That said, I doubt that she ever did know the Lord, so I disagree with Arnold's use of the Hebrews text -- how could one have ever actually and truly *known* the Lord and not also know that he HATES sin?!?
I understand how you feel. One thing we might be led to do is to stand at the front steps of the nearest local governing authority and call out the politicians who sanction the murder of the most innocent and defenseless. Jeremiah 19, the Lord told Jeremiah to confront the leaders who, among other things, allowed the land to be filled with innocent blood. As the Lord leads...
I see your point Theodore, but I really wouldn't have much else to say to one who presumes to take such a name of blasphemy as "Holy Father"!
Matthew 15:12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? 13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. 14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
A religious organization is not a "church" Mr. Yurich. A "church" is generally a local assembly of God's blood washed born again children. It sometimes also refers to the entire body of Christ, which generally means all of the local assemblies of God's people, from all locations and from all times.
1 John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: [[but] he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also].
You believe that 1. You are sinless? NOPE 2. God elects you because you are sinless? NOPE 3. Atonement is unlimited so everybody gets saved? NOPE 4. Grace is irrelevant because you resist it anyway? NOPE 5. You do not need any help from God? NOPE
And He gives the needed grace to those who obey His command to abide in Him. Without Him we can do nothing, but if one with the Spirit finds he can do nothing, it's probably because he is disobeying the command to ABIDE. Those who CONTINUE and ABIDE in Him know Him; they are known by Him; and they receive and walk in the grace He gives.
Be ye perfect, as your Father in heaven is perfect.