With you (and the Church of Scotland)falling on the twin swords of biblical errancy and fallibility, it's not surprising that, out of fairness, you feel obligated to celebrate pastors who openly practice homosexuality. Although, accepting homosexuality is "gravely disordered" embracing it in the pulpit is unthinkable.
Additionally, with the parallel collapse of mainline denominations and thus the end of a Protestant teaching authority, all of this would leave your founder, John Calvin, (if he were still with us) scratching his head in search of a teaching authority that is the foundation of his master work: The Institutes of the Christian Religion. For without this central teaching authority, who will champion biblical inerrancy and infallibility to ward off homosexualism (et al immorality) from the remaining micro-denominations?
As with the other mainline denominations, it won't be long before the bank stops by to take your keys and turn off the lights.
Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord & Savior, Jesus!
If one lived in A.D. 1516 (the year before Dr. Luther posted the 95 Theses -- he made many excellent points there, I might add), how was he saved since there was no trace of Sola Fide or Sola Scriptura?
Why are you certain that they are all heretics? Note that Protestantism has no process nor central teaching authority to define heresy or apostasy. Thus, each and every Protestant must judge for himself if another is outside the faith.
Yes, for most men, the priesthood would not be a calling. According to Paul, if one burns with a passion, it's better to marry than to burn.
However, Dr. Kinsey lied to us with false sex statistics filling his reports. Therefore, our cultural and Christian default is that sex, like breathing, is necessary and a release must be accomplished at any cost. But in Christ we are to be self-controlled according to our season of life.
With at least 769 articles about the Catholic Church -- more than any other "Breaking News" category -- the Church is *the* prime focus of SermonAudio.com. Does SA.com have any sermons from Catholics to ensure equal time and balance?
"He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him" (Proverbs 18:17).
While it's great to hear from Protestant pastors, it's vital and biblical to hear both sides of the story, wouldn't you agree?
The Catholic Church considers your denomination an ecclesial community and you, a separated brother.
Is there some other tradition that you subscribe to in the Catholic Church that would state otherwise?
As the early Christians were accused of engaging in cannibalism for eating Jesus' literal body and drinking His blood (as He required of us), the Christian majority report for the real physical presence remains to this day.
If you remain with the party who left our Lord you'll "have no life" (John 6:53) -- whatever He meant by that -- but it doesn't sound good, does it?
Either way, as a separated brother it's great to share these important ideas.
O Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy upon us.
You're right! We're in a fix because of our sins and those of our fathers.
With at least two major rebellions it's not totally shocking. First, your king, Henry VIII, rebelled against the Catholic Church (Circa 16th Century) to become his own pope so that he could divorce his first wife and remarry. Second, your Protestant forefathers rebelled against the Catholic Church's constant teaching against birth control (Circa 1960), and now we have a contraceptive-powered sex-soaked culture enabling sodomite "marriage" to not only sweep the UK but also the globe.
jpw wrote: YCF---I never said my salvation is in my prayer and in the signing of my pen. I have said that the covenant is Christ, written by him, and accomplished by him. I will not debate you on this.
Mike wrote: Baptism remits no sin, even if there is disagreement between sprinklers, pourers and dunkers as to mode. If the vast majority of "Christendom" believe baptism remits sin, better to remember truth is not determined democratically.
When two Christians are married on Earth, doesn't this simultaneously "remit" their marriage in Christ in Heaven?