The article states "...Bishops from around the world will return to the subject at a Vatican synod in October which will seek to find a compromise on that and other divisive issues." It speaks volumes in regards to the RC church. They could save themselves a lot of trouble if they would just go to the true Word of God and find out what it says. In fact,if they went to Scripture,they could abolish the papal office and the rest of their system altogether. This system which has had so many fallible "infallible" faux pas and which anathematizes Christians for holding to grace only through faith in Christ only defies reason. Their history and catechism are so lacking in foundation I guess that the only way that they manage to get away with it is to threaten their followers with excommunication. They must know that if and when the people figure it out that they will lose them. This is probably why BG is their poster boy. Many a time are the lies of Satan subtle but the RC system is a case of not seeing the forest for the trees.
I'm just wondering...if a person can't determine which sex they are or are confused in that regard,how can they possibly give any credence to the notion of homosexuality? Defining oneself as a homosexual would require knowing ones gender. I'm guessing that there can be no such thing as a gender confused homosexual. Further,if students can't correctly figure out which gender they are,should they really be attending a "higher education" institution? I would imagine that the questions might get harder there after.
Pennned suggests that John MacArthur should repent for "...NT prescription for the church should be replaced with his presumptions),..." Really? I haven't found John MacArthur countering Scripture in regards to this rather I have found him to be very well grounded in his teachings on said subject. Are you one of those tongue waggers for the Holy Spirit or one of those "miracle" workers. Every time there is a healing cited it is always something that really can't be documented or very minor...like "oh,my aching back or foot or headache",etc. Woe to those who seek signs and wonders. They really don't know Who they're missing...namely,the Holy Spirit. And they repel many unbelievers from Christianity.
heehee maybe Obama can become the next faux pa since his final term is almost up here. The good news is that he probably couldn't mess up their system any more than it already is. He could be the first "black" faux pa. And the RCs already consider the faux pa to be a representative Christ on Earth...not to different from the confused people who elected Obama and called him "messiah". Perhaps this would be a way for Obama to be elevated by the world. "popabama"
...a very funny thing to occur here in America where cohabitation/living together in sin or being totally absent from a home where ones children live has been the preference. Anyone who has an inclination to try polygamy ought to take a lesson from Solomon...poor guy. No wonder he was lamenting.
The RCs are only happy if they keep Christ in a manger with Mary as a very key figure in the scene or if they keep Him on their crucifix. The erroneous date,as you point out,came to us through the RC church not from the Bible. Christianity is based on the TRUTH. Making up a date to celebrate Christs' birth which no Christians would have dreamed of doing until they wanted to quit making waves in the 4th century is what's wrong with it. If it was an abomination to do it for the earlier Christians/Apostles,it's abominable now,no matter what "good" will is intended. Christ did not come into being in His incarnation,the Word was always with God. The birth is nothing apart from His death and resurrection...something else the RCs can't get. It is finished. Why meditate on the shadow when one has the substance? Christians rejoice in Christs' works every day. For the Christians- "Joyful 28th".
Maybe they should leave. Christians trying to receive "higher" education in secular institutions is quite a challenge especially since practically everything taught in these places attempts to make God into a fairy tale.I remember becoming more primed to be agnostic when I went.Even science and history were laden with humanistic/evolution "facts". Duke U seems to think that there is some value in porn and so does the rest of the country. Compromise begets this kind of dense mentality and if colleges support it,truth is of no effect.
Unprofitable...I have to wonder why a professing Christian as yourself would accuse another Christian of "disdaining" people and praising atheists. If you can't figure out what I meant by saying that those who wish to keep Christ out of pagan celebrations like c-mess are doing more of a service for Christianity than many Christians who are deceived by the holidays or that I absolutely think that women should not be scantily clad (including cheerleaders)-which you judge as a hatred towards them, I suggest that you appear to be the one who hates cheerleaders as you put down those who care enough about them to expose their very grievous attire and you would misjudge the Christians who came before us who were punished/ostracized for their loyalty to Christ so as to keep Him out of foolish festivities made up by the true enemies of Christ (inc. the RC church). You are the one siding with the world. Sad to see which team you're on. If Christopher has been blessed to avoid seeing cheerleaders at a game,good for him. But,of course,if cheerleaders weren't there to be seen by someone,they wouldn't there to begin with. They're being,intentionally,used to some end. Too bad tv viewers can't avoid them as well.
Unprofitable,you state "...Thank God, someone cared enough for you to share the gospel." According to the implications of your posts I need to be saved.Your lies are troubling as are your erroneous judgments. And you seem to be just about the only one who sees my posts as being in need of removal. I certainly don't hate cheerleaders but I do hate the sin of immodesty,lasciviousness,and that men are so gullible to fall into that so readily and then,worse,close their eyes to justify it. And because Paul makes mention that physical exercise profits some or that he compares our walk to running a race doesn't in any way mean that he would condone pro sports of today. No Christian would condone and allow their sons and daughters to watch a program where they,at some time during the program,will be assaulted by porn/half nude people and aggressive/macho behavior. If you don't think girls and boys,as well,pick up on what their parents watch,you are sorely wrong.The message is: if my parents like this then it must be good to emulate or to copy. And if women can dress like cheerleaders on the field in public,why can't I dress seductively in public? Are you so deceived? We are not to be stumbling blocks,especially to children.
A very serious charge,Unprofitable "...Your desire is that the light of the gospel should not shine in darkness but must be extinguished." How you draw your conclusions is very scary. I'm all for inner city missions.You might want to reread what I had posted. Your ability to correctly comprehend what I write leaves much to be desired. If you understood my comment in regards to atheists in my previous post,you wouldn't be slandering me unjustly. Atheists want to take Christ out of a very pagan celebration.You wish to keep Him there? I suppose all of the other Christians before the 4th century including all of the Apostles would be just as guilty of siding with the reprobates because they didn't join together with them in their celebrations. It would appear that I am in very good company.
You made a lot of false statements,Unprofitable but I'll state the obvious- football players are at the game as is the chaplain...A place where the football players are cheered on by women in stripper attire as they come onto the field surrounded by inebriated fans. I don't have an obsession with strippers. If you read my last post you might get that. It's because I do care about women who are exploited,willingly and unwillingly,that I speak against such things as football. It would seem to me that if you cared about women being objectified that you might care more about them not being used. I'm sure that you wouldn't like your daughter out there on the field dressed as an object to be lusted after. The question is- why don't you care?
Thank you,Christopher.Your conclusion is correct. One doesn't need to go into a place where women are showing their business,people are getting inebriated and where people pay homage to their idols...almost sounds like a football game. So much for Unprofitable's defense of the football game. And why Unprofitable thinks that one doesn't have a burden for the poor because they would refrain from going to such is puzzling. I'm guessing that if he ever took an opportunity to try to witness at one,which is unlikely,he,more than likely,didn't go there to do so as a primary objective. I have known of Christians go to events outside the arena/building to witness. As Christopher pointed out,one may witness to people while they're more fully clothed outside of venues. Christians who insist that they will be more effective in the midst of people's sinful activities are suspect. Maybe Unprofitable is quite the exception in regards to not knowing or residing around any sinners but that is unlikely. I have to add,I wonder why those who prefer to minister to strippers don't ever care to witness to the local prostitute on the corner who doesn't have the store bought enhancements to "flatter" her appearance but instead is not particularly comely because she has poor health or has b
J Y, the truth is not superfluous. I don't have a problem with the title "chaplain" nor chaplains who are truly Christian.I know of many,especially in the military,who are called "chaplian" but are not true ministers of God. Perry White,makes an excellent argument. And chaplains who wish to be about God's business are definitely not needed in the idol arenas.U S,I know of "ministers" that have strip club ministries too.Chances are that their neighbors need them more. One doesn't need to go into bars and brothels to witness to drunks and prostitutes.
Thank you,Frank! Yes,she is very good at avoiding specific issues including the one in regards to "tongues". Empty/lame responses are always indicative of ones level of seriousness in dealing with issues. Sometimes I wonder if people love their idols more than love God.
All the "psychologists" had to do to come to this conclusion was to just read the Bible which clearly tells us what to avoid and,conversely,what we should focus on. People are a product of that which they choose to take in through their senses. Those who abide in Christ are Christ-like. Those who listen/watch the things which are contrary to Christ will think,speak,act those things out and be more readily deceived and be more inclined to justify their sins. Hollywood has known this formula from the beginning. Look around and see what Hollywood has produced.
They're wasting their time and energy. A "chaplain" is not necessarily on the side of the Christians'"team" any more than many of the praying players. It's tantamount to "atheists" making a stink about "chr--mass". What they think they're fighting is actually very much in step with them...all anti Christ. The atheists actually do Christ more of a service in insisting that He be removed from pagan practices/observances.
17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences CONTRARY TO the DOCTRINE which ye have learned; and avoid them.
"Mark them"-name them The Grahams compromise the truth and embrace the RC church- a church which states in their catechism that those who believe in grace alone by faith alone in Christ alone ought to be anathema (cursed)...a system that blasphemes Christ in their perpetual messes (masses),a church that makes Mary to be a co-mediatrix! This is pretty basic,Dolores. If you have a problem with people who you judge to be tare seekers who very well may just be those who are being obedient to the aforementioned passage/command then you are are the one is in grave danger and error. And BG's quote,as is par,is only half right. We are to love...but speaking the truth and correcting error is part and parcel to that.We are not to judge the heart but we ARE TO JUDGE the fruit/deeds. His quote,of course,would be very well received among the universalists and charismaniacs.
Pennned,not every health problem that people have is a result of poor diet. Get over yourself. We live in a fallen world and still breathe the air. And even you have an expiration date in this physical realm.
The article reads "...Franklin Graham, who is 63, has said he wants to make enough money to be able to work for free when he turns 70." He is the son of BG. It's doubtful that BG will leave FG out of the will. And from my understanding,BG is hardly a pauper...in monetary terms. A few well made points,Frank.It would be nice if Franklin would renounce Roman Catholicism. Then however much treasure Franklin lays aside here on Earth wouldn't even compare with that which he could lay up in Heaven.