Mike wrote: Well, maybe insane is too strong a word. Let us see. You say you are in your 50s, you are going to get a full time data entry job, buy a farm in Colorado, marry an 18 year old girl, have 10 kids who will be born in a one room hospital with 2 windows, start a country music/country gospel band which you will travel with and record your music and become a multi millionaire while your wife is home schooling the kids and taking care of the farm. Does that sound about right?
John Yurich USA wrote: The only thing that is required for salvation according to the Bible is to trust in Jesus alone for salvaiton.
IF you are trusting in Jesus alone then can you kindly explain your understanding of the Righteousness of God revealed in the gospel...how does that righteousness apply to you and how are you justified? Sane Evangelical Protestants can answer in a few seconds, but can you
Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Romans 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
Romans 3:25-26 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God, To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
John Yurich USA wrote: The RCC is not a satanic religion. Luther was not even insane enough to believe that the RCC is a satanic religion. And normal Evangelical Protestants are not insane enough to believe that the RCC is a satanic religion.
"Since the papal church not only neglects the command of Christ but even compels the people to ignore it and to act against it, it is certain that it is not Christâ€™s church but the synagogue of Satan which prescribes sin and prohibits righteousness. It clearly and indisputably follows that it must be the abomination of Antichrist and the furious harlot of the devil". (What Luther Says, II: 1019)
"The iniquities of her practice and the enormities of her doctrine almost surpass belief! Popery is as much the masterpiece of Satan as the Gospel is the masterpiece of God! There can scarcely be imagined anything of devilish craftiness or Satanic wickedness which could be compared with herâ€”she is unparalleled as the queen of iniquity." C H Spurgeon
You don't appear to know what Evangelical Protestants have always believed, unless you think the greatest preacher since Paul was insane-Spurgeon.