GSMontana wrote: I looked up this Jack Van Impe fellow and was not impressed. Seems to be another pre trib nutcase like Hal Lindsey.
Jack Van Impe is Hal Lindsey on extra Biblical revelation steroids. The last time I saw him on TV, he looked straight into the camera and told listeners their pets can come with them to heaven. Of course there was some love gift fee type thing involved, but that's peanuts for pet holders. If the RCC could collect on indulgences for relatives people really didn't love, just imagine what JVI could collect on pets people did love
The answers on this thread range from unsure to heretical. Please use the Internet wisely and consult the Canons of Dordt. In the early 17th Century Godly men examined this question using Scripture alone to establish doctrine. This question of salvation was considered using the ENTIRE Word of God not just a few feel good verses. The first main point of doctrine discusses the Biblical Truth of Divine Election and Reprobation
just a nobody wrote: Well said Marcus. We are not be offensive just for the sake of being offensive. Our message will do that without us going out of our way to make enemies. I have been thinking about this passage from James this week quite a lot and it has been very convicting to me in the way I speak of others. "But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be." I had always thought of it in the way of cursing or swearing but I think he is talking about respecting men's persons.
Maybe you and Marcus can rewrite Scripture and make it more pleasant?
Marcus Jackson wrote: I agree with your sentiment but not the way you are going about doing it. Remember: Hate the sin not the sinner. We shouldn't go around calling them "Fruitcakes" as that is derogatory and is only helping the enemy.
What do you think of "sodomite" " them given to vile affections" " those of unseemly unnatural lust" " abominable fornicators" or "abusers of themselves with mankind"?
Connor wrote: I wouldn't even call it a marriage, marriage is between a man and a woman, homosexuality is anti-God, any pastor who performs a gay marriage aught to get removed from the office, I know a couple good chaplains, their good guys, however I hope no true Christian Chaplin, would ever comprise and host a gay wedding. And Enoine, I believe God will send a nation to judge them, by the looks of it I would say probably ISIS/Islam will be their judgment.
Good points buttttt Ancient Israel was covenant nation, the USA is not. The USA early in its history denied GOD at the Tresty of Tripoli. Judgement will begin with the Churches that embrace this mockery of marriage, not the secular nation that pretends to be faithful when in its interest.
ISIL is a creation of the west, supported and armed by the west, those goat herders could no more be world military threat than The unholy trinity be godly men
SA editors thought this article about a state in the USA Bible Belt so important to list as a relevant Christian article, it's shameful so many here are treating this as a joke, like some vain adorning of hair
Think of it as obedient wives being clean for their husbands
Wayfarer Pilgrim wrote: Being a baptist, often we up and leave a church due to personal preferences, or one may join confederates and start a new church, to wrap it around " our own" pastor. Neither which are based on a reliable cause for leaving a church. Nevertheless, in view of PCUSA, if one does not leave, given the church's heretical stance on all things related biblical, there's a good chance the majority will turn a began persecuting the conservative members of the church. After all, "state churches" are an anathema to the body of Christ. And, many ecumunical churches have turned and fired conservative pastors due to their faithful biblical view of all things concerning marriage and the family. Leave this church (PSUSA), as their candle blew out 80 years ago.
Note to self
Church shopping is only legitimate for Presbys, not for Baptists.
Isn't it hilarious when someone new leaves another Church for yours, everybody is so happy because the have seen the light? While their previous Church calls them fallen away? Very Amusing
I would like to see those 20% step up to plate and start doing their Christian obligation to their neighbors and evangelize to their fellow Church members. PCUSA churches should leave and join faithful synods. If that fails, then leave with the like minded Christians in the Church
Only the wicked wants them to believe there are no real Christians still in these Churches
Maybe not unusual, but a rising tide of Nationalism is building in India and violent Hinduism will be the glue. I understand India is reestablishing dozens of wartime airbases on their border with China