John Yurich USA wrote: . Nowhere in the Bible is church attendance/membership in any church including a Protestant Church mentioned as being required for salvation and entering Heaven.
and NOWHERE in any post will you see ANYONE suggesting that you need to be a member of a protestant church to be saved! So stop with the false accusations, one can be just as lost in a protestant church as in a catholic. You refuse to stop practicing the RCC path to salvation. Your actions speak MUCH LOUDER than your words. If you were genuinely born from above, we would not be having these discussions, you would have left that false religion system decades ago.
If the blood of Christ is indeed precious to us and we marvel that He would die for us while we were yet sinners, should it not be a daily part of our meditation of Him?
Thus the Lord's Supper is but a public (corporate) expression of our private devotion to our Lord, not a hocus pocus means of some special or spiritual grace. May God grant us grace to not count the blood of the covenant as a thing of naught but trust it to become an instrument of holy motivation by His Spirit that we for His glory serve the Lord with our all our heart, soul, mind and strength.
Finally, I must agree with those who acknowledge that even if we were to agree that there were "Scriptural" parts of mass it would still be the sharing of the cup of God with the cup of devils, an unequal yoke of light with darkness, an abomination in God's eye as truth mixed with error is still error.
Please forgive my ramblings, may God be pleased to use them for His glory. God blessings to all.
Paul reminded us that when we partake of the Lord's Supper we do show the Lord's death until He come. Thus it is a backward look to work of our Lord in the procurement of salvation (especially focusing on Gethsemane, Gabbatha, and Golgotha), a present look into our own hearts lest we partake unworthily, and a forward look to when our Lord returns for His bride.
But is not showing the Lord's death a daily practice? Did not Paul say I am crucified with Christ nevertheless I live and also I die daily? Do we not find Romans 6 reminding us that our old man has been crucified with Christ and we are not only to reckon ourselves to be dead indeed to sin but yield ourselves to be instruments of righteousness, alive unto God in our service of Him? I would think that daily thanks would be rendered to God for the One who knew no sin becoming our Substitute in that cruel death on Calvary's cross. Is it not an evangelical motive for us to love and serve our precious Lord? Would it not motivate us to say how can we do so wickedly when temptation would drive us from the presence of the One who was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities and with whose stripes we are healed?
So many good comments I hesitate to add my thoughts and be one who detracts from the good thoughts that others have shared.
I wonder at the words of John Y that SteveR hold in high esteem, holy communion, as a proper name for the Lord's Supper.
Surely we would not think that holy communion is something that is designated to a weekly,monthly, quarterly or yearly service. Holy communion with God is enjoyed in several ways, some (but not limited to) of which would include:
- fervent time spent in prayer - faithful reading and study of the Holy Scriptures - frequent meditation upon His Word - following the Lord with an loving and obedient heart - fastidious mortification of sin - fearing the Lord not only with proper reverence in our worship and lifestyle but also with the fear of apprehension for the consequences of disobedience - fellowship with believers about things of God - furtherance of His kingdom by the giving out of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ - feeding upon Christ by faith and love - finding ourselves taking up His cross daily and following Him ...
Hillary was about to amBUSHed by the attorney general investigation into Rose law firm and her husband replaced all AG's. Clinton defeated BUSH and was followed by another BUSH. She became BUSHed in her previous presidential bid. Despite BUSHelfulls of evidence against global warming she still makes these nonsensical statements. So, obviously the problem is....
didactics wrote: ... Teachers, by God's grace, wrote and worked out the WCF and its Catechism ....
looks like the WCF was a political document not just a work of "biblical scholars"
The Scottish Commissioners who were present at the Assembly were satisfied with the Confession of Faith, and in 1646, the document was sent to the English parliament to be ratified, and submitted to the General Assembly of the Scottish Kirk. The Church of Scotland adopted the document, without amendment, in 1647. In England, the House of Commons returned the document to the Assembly with the requirement to compile a list of proof texts from Scripture. After vigorous debate, the Confession was then in part adopted as the Articles of Christian Religion in 1648, by act of the English parliament, omitting section 4 of chapter 20 (Of Christian Liberty), sections 4â€“6 of chapter 24 (Of Marriage and Divorce), and chapters 30 and 31 (Of Church Censures and Of Synods and Councils). The next year, the Scottish parliament ratified the Confession without amendment. (from wikipedia)
looks like WCF was as much a political document as a religious one, of course somehow moniker man will say all the politicians of the day were Biblical teachers
pennnellope wrote: so a bunch of guys from Saudi SUPPOSEDLY attack new York ...
What kind of statement is that??? are you saying that it didn't happen? Are you part of the group that say it was an inside job?? What do you mean about fair trials, captured enemy combatants have no rights bestowed upon them by our Constitution and no government grants captured enemies "fair" trials in their countries. I don't even begin to agree with your 2nd paragraph either but will let that go. You have a legitimate complaint about government abuse of power since the 9/11, but you need to change your sources if you don't think we were attacked on 9/11 by terrorist.
pennned wrote: Unprofitable Servant, you'll often find in the LGBT community women who have been abused by a man. Instead of turning to the Lord and finding their salvation and healing, the bitterness grows within and their anger turns towards all men. Suddenly they are in a power struggle with all men, thereby trying to weaken the ones that are the protective element of society through strong families. Once they keep Godly men from their role as protectors, they create a nanny state in which men are told to keep silent, and in the power vacuum comes in islam. Bitterness leads to the spirit of revenge which blinds the eyes, for if all of our society turns on each other, the communists get the spoils. so its important that we protect our youth in sports and other situations from this movement. well that's my two cents worth
Thanks pennned for sharing that helpful information, and I would heartily agree
continued....The brother would need to earnestly pray search me O God and know my heart and see if there be any wicked way and lead me into the way everlasting. He would need to humbly acknowledge who can know his errors cleanse me from secret faults and keep back your servant from presumptuous sins and let them not have dominion over me. Because God is a God of universal holiness, we cannot make allowances for any declinations from His will being done in our lives. That is why the apostle Paul said I die daily, I am crucified with Christ.
I only highlight this sin because it is your seeming pet peeve. It would do all of us well to apply the same principles to any besetting sin in our lives. Our attitude toward our brethren should be one of love and thoughtful consideration. Because not only by the grace of God there go I, but also any growth in grace and knowledge of my Lord is God's doing and He alone deserves the glory for it. Our Lord didn't condemn Peter to a voice of silence for his pride and presumption. He said He had prayed for Him and later restored him and told him to go and feed His sheep. May we by His grace not only rebuke but restore our brethren considering our weakness. God bless.
sc, you seem to kill your own credibility for the good points you are trying to make by making things up to base your conclusions. By your own admission you don't watch or attend football games, I would rue to be a member of your household who dared turned a game on. Yet, with then what would be no evidence whatsoever to even begin to make a claim on, you allege that people watch or attend football games for the sole purpose of ogling the cheerleaders. You have no reference point from which to make your claim, you can't know. That's not how tickets to the game or ads for upcoming tv matchups are marketed.
If a brother in the Lord was to be caught up in such a sin as to watch football just to see the cheerleaders, then one, he has deeper problems than that habit. He needs to learn not only to mortify his lusts by making no provision for the flesh to fulfill the lust thereof, but needs to put on the Lord Jesus Christ. Meditate upon His passion, how He suffered for our sins. Learn the meaning of being dead indeed to sin, and confess and forsake this evil. He has to go from a heart that says God has forgotten: he hides His face; He will never see it to how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? He needs to walk in the fear of God. OOC not thoughts.
If it is so stressful, why when you click the link does the lady at table have a smile on her face? Also along the same lines as this study (not from Christian perspective), Why stop with the meals? Isn't parenting stressful? Isn't providing for the family by the dad stressful? Isn't driving the kids to all the events stressful? Isn't getting homework done stressful?
My daughter-in-law was from foster care and was adopted by her parents who continue to work in foster care in their 70's. God bless you Barry for your work and ministry.
John Yurich USA wrote: There are two types of Christians and they are Christian and Born Again Christian. Christian is one who worships Jesus as God but has not embraced Jesus as ones Savior. Born Again Christian is one who worships Jesus as God and has embraced Jesus as ones Savior. This is the real John Yurich USA/USA.
Thanks for your response. So, how would you say one would know they are not a Christian in name only?
Jim Lincoln wrote: .. By the way going to vote for the Satanic GOP?
Remember the wife and daughter of Babyface Bush supports queer lifestyles as does his Vice-President Chaney? I have never supported queerness, but I don't support this either!
Pray tell then, what word(s) would you use to describe the Democrats? Please, I am not asking how you would not describe them but seeing you have called the Republicans satanic, how do you term the Democrats?
Can't see how an Obama supporter can complain about anyone else who supports the LGBT movement. Can you?
Even the secular radio stations acknowledge that he was man who lived his Christian faith. May the family experience God's comfort for their loss, may God be pleased to raise up more men and women who serve the Lord faithfully in the business community and bring glory to His name.
He is now is our envy as he stands perfect before his King in worship and adoration having no spot or wrinkle rejoicing in the presence of the Savior he loved.
Jim Lincoln wrote: As I put up in another commentary, UPS, I argue for what the Bible says about how Christians are to view their secular leaders. Did you see the apostle Paul criticize, Nero?..
Jim why do you think John the Baptist was thrown into prison? Also, I do remember our Lord calling Herod a fox. Daniel rebuke Belshazzar, Abraham reproved the king of Sodom, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah defied Nebuchadnezzar, Peter spoke against the Sanhedrin, Jeremiah was sent to several secular kings to rebuke them for not submitting to the king of Babylon, need I go on?
You were the one complaining, and rightfully so, wishing the degenerates would stay out of Nebraska and posted a link to an article about government interference into Nebraska law. It does matter who our elected officials are and I also have noticed you have a seeming double standard for criticizing those in power on the republican side, i.e. Rand Paul, etc.
Also you know I am not for "Christian reconstruction" so I am not sure why you brought it up. Thanks
John Yurich USA wrote: I have only stated that one is not a Christian or a Born Again Christian when they are part of a religion that does not worship Jesus as God like Judaism, Islam, Mormonism and Jehovah Witness to name a few. But Jim Lincoln states that Eastern Orthodox and Catholics are neither Christian or Born Again Christian.
Just because on is part of (you chose the name) religion or church does not make one a Christian