I would like to address the question about where is Scriptural support. I am a tad hesitant to say all this because I don't want to come across as judgmental or "holier than thou" as I certainly don't think myself to be more spiritual because I am privileged to attend a local church. I am humbled that God has led my family to the church we attend and for all the blessings that come with that as I am not worthy of the least of His mercies. So, if I do, please forgive me.
I believe as we look at Scripture you cannot miss the importance that God placed on believers to be a part of a local church. In Acts 2 the Lord added to the church, one that MET for daily teaching, fellowship, communion and prayer. A church that specifically was said to be located at Jerusalem (Acts 8:1) When the church prayed for Peter, it was a group of people all assembled at a specific location. When Paul got saved the Bible says the churches had rest and then it list their locations. It was a local congregation in Antioch that under the direction of the Holy Spirit sent out Paul and his companions on his missionary trips. Paul went back to visit the churches (local assemblies- Acts 15:41) that he had established.
John Yurich USA wrote: The Holy Spirit guided Luther ..
John Yurich, you have stated several times that you believe the actions and words of Luther were guided by the Holy Spirit. Look up his stands on the Peasants War and tell me that was led by the Holy Spirit.
Also, as noted in another thread hera are some quotes from Luther.
1: ‚ÄúI look upon God no better than a scoundrel‚ÄĚ (ref. Weimar, Vol. 1, Pg. 487. Cf. Table Talk, No. 963).
2: ‚ÄúChrist committed adultery first of all with the women at the well about whom St. John tell‚Äôs us. Was not everybody about Him saying: ‚ÄėWhatever has He been doing with her?‚Äô Secondly, with Mary Magdalen, and thirdly with the women taken in adultery whom He dismissed so lightly. Thus even, Christ who was so righteous, must have been guilty of fornication before He died.‚ÄĚ (ref. Trishreden, Weimer Edition, Vol. 2, Pg. 107. ‚Äď
3: ‚ÄúI have greater confidence in my wife and my pupils than I have in Christ‚ÄĚ (ref. Table Talk, 2397b).
Would you please explain how the Holy Sprit led him to such conclusions? Thanks.
penned I will admit that I think things coming from WND (supporters of false teacher Jim Staley) should be taken with a grain of salt, they have proved unreliable at times and they have a conspiratorial bent to their thinking. The thing is the article is not even about the release of a report, it is based upon interviews (which we don't see except for Lopez) with commission members who admitted they were not speaking for the commission. How do we even know the other ten unnamed members said the same thing as Lopez?
You state it out of the parameters here in SA to state what the solution is. Then what do you want us do with all your information? If we didn't allegedly send money and ammunition then the Arabs would just be peaceful, fun loving people minding their own business, is that correct? So, when they held hostages from the U.S. embassy for over a year, attacked the embassy in Beirut and the Marine barracks over 40 years ago, was that due to our support of jihadists or interference in the area? Is the downing of the plane at Lockerbie our fault also? I am including a llnk of centuries of Muslim attacks on those who called themselves Christians, how could this be before we supported them?
In John 3, our Lord said being born of the Spirit was like the wind. We know we cannot see the wind (or the born again soul) but we CAN see it effects. Salvation that doesn't change the stony heart to the heart of flesh is no salvation at all. Regeneration is the infusion of a new nature into the soul. One that loves righteousness and abhors evil. Your continuance in the RCC and its practices says just the opposite. Where your treasure is there will your heart be also, and you treasure the Catholic church and her sacramental system above all else.
Don't be deceived, God is not mocked, whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap. He that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting life. Boast not yourself of tomorrow John, seek the Lord while He may be found. Repent of this false profession and find the One who can translate you out of the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of His glorious Son who is blessed forever.
Please note CAB has NOT come up with ANY proof for her FALSE assertions.
CAB has NO understanding of real Christianity. Her "god" is one of a cruel taskmaster ready to zap His children to hell for the slightest misstep. We read in II Corinthians 7 an exhortation to cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit in the fear of God. What was the motivation. God himself promised to be our Father and dwell among us and walk with us. What the creator of the ends of the universe, God Almighty who is glorious in holiness would deign to dwell with such a group of publicans and sinners as ourselves?? He LOVED us to the end, He called from the path of destruction and gave us eternal life so the we shall NEVER perish?? He uses His power to keep us. He quickened us and opened our eyes to the glorious gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ when we only deserved damnation and death. Look at the depth of His love, He sent His only begotten Son to come and live among the fallen of the earth. See, our Lord tempted in all points as we, yet without sin. He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows. See Him as in His humanity He struggles with the cup of the sin of His people and the prospect of taking their hell, ...
John Yurich, sounds like you are trying to say a person who is heterosexual is choosing not to be a homosexual. That would be accurate as by nature, according to Romans 1, we are all born heterosexual. But because it is part of our nature, then you have to look at it like having blue eyes. You are not choosing to not have green eyes if you were born with blue eyes, it is just the way God made you . Also, you are not choosing to have blue eyes, it is just they way you were born. The way you worded it sounds like you come in with a tabula rasa and you chose one way or the other. Although that would be better than what the homosexual crowd is currently claiming at least it would recognize they are choosing, still not accurate though.
Really if I was attacking literalism, I would probably leave Nicodemus out of the equation and attack the woman at the well, or the crowd in John 6 or those who misunderstood about destroying the temple. Thanks for your gracious response Luker. I guess I was looking also at the things like, born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2) born of Virgin (Isaiah 7:14) out of Egypt have I called my son (Hosea 11:1), the triumphal entry (Zechariah 9:9) the pierced hands (Psalm 22:16), etc. Thanks will look into the passage in Isaiah 24. I will state for clarification, that God is in the heaven and He reigns over all His creation. (Daniel 4) I don't believe in a God who is at the mercy of human will to be able to accomplish His purposes on the earth. You will not find the phrase make Jesus Lord of your life, because He is Lord, you have a choice to acknowledge that but your acknowledgement or lack thereof does not change His position. I see the millennial reign as a reign HERE physically on the earth instead in His position at the right hand of the Father He currently occupies. My main point is that nothing that surrounds the 1000 year reign in Revelation 20 is by anybody here thought to be allegorical, so why do we say it is?
Why should the Greens have to sell their business when it is the government that is overstepping the boundaries of the Greens constitutionally guaranteed rights? Besides the fact that President Obama has given many exemptions to all his union buddies and their businesses.
Jim Lincoln wrote: I don't think the title of the bill was Free Healthcare but "affordable," [
Affordable????? ---- A new government actuarial study finds that as a result of the law, health care spending will be $478 billion higher over the next decade than it would have otherwise been had no law been passed. Furthermore, as a result of the health care law, about 50 cents of every dollar of health care spending in the United States will be financed by government by 2021, according to the report from the actuary‚Äôs office at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, unveiled today