This much is clear- Neither ever addresses the RC catechism or canons which are heretical. Maybe they don't take their own catechism seriously because various leaders hailed as "papa" can always make things up as they go along. No wonder so many RCs pick and choose what they accept or don't.
By his own admission,J Y is anathema by his "church"-
CANON 9: "If any one saith, that by faith alone the impious is justified; in such wise as to mean, that nothing else is required to co-operate in order to the obtaining the grace of Justification, and that it is not in any way necessary, that he be prepared and disposed by the movement of his own will; let him be anathema."
Devils don't have to multiply to demonize people. There are many of the same spirits which oppress many people. I realize,at THAT time,that it was not just the apostles who could cast out demons but this was for a sign. We don't need to cast out demons today. People are only set free by His word and Spirit. If you know of anyone who actually can heal and deliver people from their infirmities then you must direct them to all of those who would so benefit. You do realize that it is the gifts of healing (plural) and not gift/ singular? Wouldn't the gift be that which is given to the one who is healed and not in reference to the one who "heals"? God does the work. We pray and seek His wisdom. There are many today who are so bold as to take credit for being instrumental in God's miracles but that they believe this shows their lack of discernment and humility.
Thank you ,John UK. Washington? Hollywood? Reno? lol They're everywhere except in those who have been born again though they may oppress us as well. I'm not nearly as concerned about the people who have their heads rotating spewing out foul language as I am with the ones who have the facade of sheep but are wolves in sheep clothing. People are only changed by Christ through his Spirit and the washing of the word. Until that time,we are all demonized. There are no more apostles casting out demons for a sign of confirmation to the word but there are preachers and evangelists. I've always witnessed the word,rightly divided,as having power to change people but I've yet to experience a wolf with the same capability. I do hear that they will be in a group of people who will hear God tell them to depart.
The original always trumps the copy. The copy and that which is derived from the original may have some value but can never be as "instrumental" as the original. I'm using this as an analogy between Scripture and hymns.
Connor,the RCs gave us "christmas". If they had not,we would not be celebrating it. Apparently,you have no idea what the RC mass is? "christmas" is taking God's name in vain because it connects Christ with "mass". ..which by the way is an oxymoron. The One who is seated at the right hand of the Father and has FINISHED the work of redemption for us does not leave to be continually offered up as an emaciated victim by anyone.
If we need to do something for salvation,then sending Christ to purchase our redemption/be the propitiation was a waste of time. And then one may also ask how many "good" works must one do to get to Heaven. Hillary's problem is that she has created a god which suits her. The bad news for her and for RCs is that that god doesn't exist.
To care- "christmas",given by the RCC, hasn't changed meaning for them. The RCs are just less deceptive with it. They celebrate the mass;Christians embrace their word and try to redeem it. ..and,of course,Christians who are ensnared by it,wouldn't be if they hadn't succumbed to the culture. Why is it okay to take God's name in vain this time of the year? If it still means the mass of Christ in the RCC,why are we using it? Traditions of men are vain.
j Y,it is unscriptural unless you can show in Scripture where people celebrated it on that date. We don't find anyone celebrating it after the fact either (i.e. years later) The followers of Christ never did. Christians didn't start celebrating it until they gave into the culture and into the RCC. The word didn't even exist until they made it up. The RCC mass never changed. Why would Christians who know better continue to use their word? Hint: a word doesn't change meaning just because people perceive it so. A word cannot mean what it does and simultaneously not. Again,we don't have a license to lie even for outreach purposes. We can and ought to proclaim all of His works daily. Setting aside one false day automatically diminishes the rest. Rejoice daily and drop the lies,however small they are perceived.
We're expecting God to skip over judging us and actually expect Trump to stay true to his promises. The most that he might do is to turn the decision back over to individual states. Hopefully. What he does have going for him is that Hillary is clearly a poor choice. Nothing can really change without prayer and repentance. Repentance is key.
Yes,English Rose,kinda wonder how the obvious escapes us. We don't need a RC invention to proclaim the works of Christ. He came,past tense, and was resurrected. His word is sufficient and needs no help at all from abominable man made traditions. Mixing lies with the truth undermines the truth and even the heathen know this. Well meaning or not,Christians who partake in the lie drag Christ through the mud.
There is no mass,whether it "means that to one" or not, to be celebrated by true Christians. We don't have the liberty to lie.
Yes,Ladybug. What we do know is that we are under judgment. We need to pray and repent. God has been long suffering and merciful towards us. We cannot continue to mock Him before He totally takes His hand off of us. It would appear that it is too late. We're bothered by the sodomites but instead of understanding that God uses them as judgment against our licentiousness,we blame them and the liberals...instead of ourselves. Continuing on the course that we have been and expecting God to intervene is suicide as is placing faith in self-seeking,questionable men.