Christopher, I am Steve, not Steve R,, or anyone else. Actually I have been posting as 1517 in other posts. I have been tossed to and fro by my sins and the devil and am in desperate need of your prayers. I have been living a lie and need forgiveness, seriously. Please pray brother, please. I am sorry for by vitriol.
EVERYONE, MY NAME IS STEVE, I HAVE BEEN LIVING A WRETCHED LIFE. I AM ON THE PRECIPICE OF DEATH. I AM A VILE SINNER AND NEED THE BLOOD OF CHRIST FOR SALVATION. I APOLOGIZE FOR HINDERING YOUR EFFORTS TO REACH OUT TO THE LOST OR MISGUIDED. PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE PRAY FOR ME. I AM AT MY WITS END. HELP GOD, I AM UNCLEAN! Help me Christians, pray for me, I am spiritually crippled. God forgive my soul!!!!
I think Chuck Colson, who I respected, when comes to the joining hands with Catholics against abortion. I cannot approve the ecumenical move toward some form of doctrinal tolerance, but am held by conscience to criticize any movement against abortion. With that said, the danger still remains, even in that situation, to succumb to doctrinal tolerance. I agree with your statements concerning certain "evangelical" missions and fluff Christian music.
Anne, I understand your point, whitewashed tombs are full of dead men's bones, I got it. But LOVE does certainly hate evil...ALL evil, like presumption, bearing false witness, hypocrisy, and judging whether others are saved or not. You have called me blind, others said I do not have the Spirit based SOLELY on selective interpretation and presumption. Double standard, which was my original point to this already digressing conversation YESTERDAY.
CV, Anne, I am not catholic, ecumenical, or blind (Anne). I am pointing out the inclination of some to reign fire from above on the RCC, as if their doctrinal robes were unblemished. To accuse me falsely, so as to belabor your own points, betrays your borderline hypocrisy. I understand that Catholicism is the MAIN issue, but attempting to shut down someone else who is trying to ballast the ship is remarkably setting up a double standard. This forum has already gone off topic (Nancy Pelosi!) so why is it your position is the only one that should mentioned or the sole focus?
GS from Texas, Read my posts...I answer that question. Plus, I do not defend RCC doctrine,but assert the same scrutiny should be applied to Protestant professors. Catholicism and Condescending Evangelicalism does not save....CHRIST ALONE.
Frank, "Ah..let me educate you on the absolute without actually reading your posts." Evangelicals who believe the only mission of God is to dismantle RCC, while disregarding those who would point out their own fallacy, are arrogant and can only see the church through culturally colored lenses. I see a bunch of near pharisees trying run down the John Yurichs of the world and scream him out of their heavenly kingdom.
CV, My point, again, is to shed light on the REALITY that some who decry the conspicuous heresies of the RCC, are unwilling to take a moment for introspection. Some will hide behind their duty to expose false doctrine, while neglecting to
Christopher000 wrote: Also, some of the comments in this thread lead me to believe that I can belong to any church, religion, cult, or whatever, and be a saint.
You, like most here, read what you want to read because you do not like it when the spotlight is turned toward you. This is the problem with the west, especially America; it thinks it is the New Jerusalem and stands atop the mountain looking down at all the heathens and condescends to point out who is saved and not saved. The bloated protestant churches of the west are doctrinally idolatrous as well. Take Arminianism, notion that Jesus died for EVERYONE and everyone need only ALLOW GOD to come into his/her heart. Or the satanic doctrine that a born-again believer could actually lose his/her salvation. That is just two of the fundamental beliefs of a major portion of professing believers in America. Why is the RCC the only one receiving the "righteous indignation" of most posting here?
Two more witnesses of Christ cowardly struck down by muslim devils. I see no one wants to comment about this, everyone would rather relive the Reformation, burn down the obviously mislead RCC. Exactly my point yesterday, western, soft play acting Christians "standing their ground" against online heretics while our brothers and sisters are becoming Hebrews 11 witnesses. God bless those Nigerian father and son, may they have their rest now in glory.
b4real, Are you really going to invoke Matthew Henry while refusing to acknowledge your sinful PRESUMPTION of accusing people of DECEPTIVE maneuvering through the use of varying monickers. Besides, you continually refuse to read the post thoroughly and realize that many members, one body is clearly not a DIVISIVE plot but a Scriptural reality. The body is not one dimensional, holding only those who, externally, wear certain stripes, though inwardly indwelled by the same SPIRIT. Further, you and Dorcas have aligned in sinfully calling others TROLLS. What do YOU have that YOU did not RECEIVE? That is Scripture as well. Because someone adds light to a multi-dimensional reality (idolatry of ALL sorts) does not make them divisive. If yours is the definition, then Barnabas would be on the outside as well. Be for Real, b4real.
b4real, Of course God's mercy does not wink at sin, it ABOLISHES it. You were an idolatrous, dead sinner like us all and were saved by God's grace. God isn't concerned with your church affiliation as He is with your soul. Pointing out false doctrine needs to remain in that realm and not transgress into judgment. That, sir, is a SIN as well. Much like your presumption that anyone questioning your tact us somehow in the camp of the enemy. Plus, calling out hypocrisy is not a sin. Some are gifted to evangelize, others to teach, and still others to exhort. Doesn't Paul point that out in Romans 12? Yours is not the only MISSION.
b4real, The point of Kings and Chronicles is to point out God's mercy outweighs idolatry. You think the ONLY point is YOUR point of dismantling one form of idolatry while leaving other idolatry alone. God has many MEMBERS of ONE body. Therefore, I represent the foot while you the hand, it whatever, AndI am pointing out the hypocrisy of easy street western Christians telling each other who is in and out, when it is God who holds that mantle.
John of UK, You're playing a semantics game..OF COURSE I do not Justify, capital J, anyone. Besides, Luther, Calvin, Wycliffe, and others were TAUGHT by Roman Catholics but read the SCRIPTURE. People are saved by CHRIST; Catholic, Buddhist, Muslim, Protestant, white, black, blind, old, young...everyone, no one it thing else.
John of UK, A sinner is saved by the finished work of Christ ALONE. Like Paul, Isaiah, and any other who has been pressed by Christ sees Him as He is; perfect, righteous, Holy, Holy, Holy. Simultaneously, you see who you APART from Him, a sinner, worm, a Jacob. Everyone who throws cozy judgments on who and who is not a Christian should realize their own complacency and KNOW that being a "Catholic" doesn't keep you from being a Christian, it is being dead in your trespasses. Much like being a "Protestant", "Evangelical" or any other label makes you a true believer. Using emoticons, calling people trolls, and referencing Bunyan means nothing to Christians hiding from Muslim devils, sitting in a Korean prison, or silently whispering Maranatha as the Islamists blade comes down.
John of UK, never answered my question too busy accusing someone of not reading Bunyan (which I have). Your words refer to Progress, yet your tone and skirting the question related to your own indictment of my Spirit-less soul is more fitting of a inhabitant of Mansoul under the sovereignty of Diabolus.