John Yurich USA wrote: No I don't agree with liberal Catholics not making their views on supporting abortion and homosexuality known to their priest as being Pro Abortion and Pro Homosexuality is against Catholic moral teaching and liberal Catholics should be excommunicated from the Catholic Church. But I am a Conservative Catholic Republican who is against abortion and homosexuality
You are part of a growing constituency
Ironically, the source of this quote is from an article in the 'The Daily Beast'(A Jesuit favorite)
"In an NBC news piece titled âNot Everyone Loves Francis,â Boston College theology professor Thomas Groome pondered whether or not true Catholic conservatives would be able to keep supporting the Popeâs new approach towards acceptance and mercy and still keep their faith. âI think it will be a real test for conservative Catholics,â he told NBC. âThey have always pointed the finger, quoting the Pope for the last 35 years. Suddenly, will they stop quoting the Pope? Itâll be a good test of whether or not theyâre really Catholics.â
penned wrote: sounds like franchises. and could just be the next step in the evolution of the incorporated church during a depression when local communities are low on funds. concerns me their use of the phrase "healthy churches" -- "healthy churches" means those who are getting lots of numbers and $$$.
Earlier in this thread I described a church where their additional site was in my opinion a positive, but all too often it might be as you say: a brand with different flavors or even franchise to share that 'healthy'ness. My main concern is Christian accountability with members bouncing around site to site seduced by which location tickles their ears
penned wrote: I thought you might all find this interesting if you missed it when it happened. but subway had some kind of chemical apparently used in yoga mats that they put in their bread. I think it was only used in their American stores. after a news story came out on it, they announced they would take it out. it does help when people are informed.
A chemical found in Yoga mats is found in Subway subs? OK
When John Y didnt testify that he avoided the unScriptural foods on the McDonalds menu, I was wondering what the religious significance for this story being posted on SA was
Observer wrote: Why you snake! Hissing at the saints again. Care to make good your accusation? Or would you like us to prove that that accusation (i.e. constant false representation) is true of you? Happy to spend the time to prove to any reader's satisfaction that you are an utter hate filled hypocrite.
Relax Dont spin your head in circles and spew vomit on the board, I merely put your wickedness in context. It was mourners observation that you consistently misrepresent Reformed Theology. To me, its no big deal...its just a dog returning to its vomit
R. K. Borill wrote: John Y writes: So, Francis is the one and only Anti-Christ mentioned in the Book of Revelation that will appear near the Second Coming of Christ? You can prove that of course? Why don't you think before making such a stupid statement like Francis is the one and only Anti-Christ? R. K. Responds, John you fail to see that the Anti-Christ is a principality much like the Presidency. It's head is replaced periodically. That is why it is called a beast with multiple heads. Francis just happens to be the head of the beast for now.
Wow! Your beast is up to 265 heads. Another 35 heads the RCC will have enough to win the luciferian antiGideon award. Maybe 36 because one pope was posthumously found guilty of having acceded to the papacy illegally in the Cadaver Synod of 897AD. Or is that your head that was wounded to death and lived though Formosus was still very dead when his papacy retroactively declared null?
wise counsel wrote: FAITH. "Faith is therefore to be considered as the gift of God, not on account of its being offered by God to man, to be accepted or rejected at his pleasure; but because it is in reality conferred, breathed, and infused into him; or even because God bestows the power or ability to believe, and then expects that man should by the exercise of his own free will, consent to the terms of that salvation, and actually believe in Christ; but because he who works in man both to will and to do, and indeed all things in all, produces both the will to believe, and the act of believing also." (Canons of Dordt. 3rd/4th Head of Doctrine art 14)
Though Im sure in many cases there will be room for critique for this model, I find this an interesting subject. I personally know of one multi site church that I agree with. Its a church in an affluent part of town that has set up a satellite location in an underserved community. It offers the main location ministry, evangelical and charitable opportunities while improving a nearby community.
Lurker wrote: Should I or shouldn't I? Oh well, here goes. Hbr 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Faith is a noun. Substance is a noun. Evidence is a noun. In this case, nouns are things (possessions). In and of themselves they do nothing just as a dollar won't buy a cup of coffee unless you order the coffee and tender the dollar. However, faith, being a fruit of the Holy Spirit, does enable the possessor thereof to believe God (as Abraham the father of us all did), trust Him, love Him, fear (revere) Him as commanded. Moreover, faith enables the possessor thereof to fulfill the law of faith. Assent is a verb, an action. How can intellectual assent of the truth properly define faith, Randy? IOW, how can a verb define a noun?
While Faith is a noun, it certainly has behaved as a verb and adjective in my life
Mr. Marty McD wrote: Like McCain, officially the least popular senator in the US
The Propaganda ministers at CNN just introduced the most hated war monging Senator of our generation, as the 'Senator who has been right all along.' The Senator who befriends terrorists of all stripes just pontificated that Crimeans arent qualified to have a legitimate vote for their future
Duh wrote: And how does The Lord save someone in the synagogue of Satan who refuses to leave the place? One can hope to dress a dog ever so fine so that it don't look like a dog, but the dog's true nature will always betray itself when it returns to its vomit. JY is addicted to RCC vomit, as are you. Neither of you have spiritual tastes, which is why you both are against those on here who have had an evangelical born again, change of heart experience and not just a mental assent conversion.
Even those of faith can be weak creatures
John 12:42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
John 12:43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
I will echo the advice from Lurker in seeking counsel for this matter. I might add contacting that city govt or even showing up a City Council meeting to plea your case. Tax collectors rarely listen to excuses even legitimate ones, and will only use them against you. However, I find that more often than not there are just men and women on municipal boards that arent out to collect on tax revenue in this manner
Tidbits from the Grace Baptist Church of Troy website
"6. If it was good enough for Jesus to go to John the Baptist to be baptized by immersion, then it's good enough for us to be baptized by Baptists.
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This story reminds me of the 'BoBos Baptist Bookstore & Gunshop' post from another thread
"Hey, I know that guy and he isnt a SEAL! He is in charge of the secret Jesuit drycleaners hidden in the basement of BoBos Baptist Bookstore & Gunshop. Listen to this, I show up last week to pick up the official RCC Cardinals Cape for my early hours secret mission, and he looks at me and says "You dont get the cape this week" So I say "Hell-oooo, Im not spending the night making divine water stains underneath highway overpasses to beguile your RCC masses if I cant wear the cape"
He says, "The big NWO bosses have bigger plans so I get the cape. You get to use the holy black marker and draw mustaches on all the book jackets"
So I say "Koool Enuf" and drive home with all the new books
I return yesterday to return the magic marker & books, and he isnt there. How spooky is that?"