When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers,they shall not overflow you: when you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon you. For I am the Lord your God,... your Savior
Praying for you dear sister to Him who can do exceedingly above all that we can ask or think
John Yurich USA wrote: Of course the Catholic Church is antichrist in a lot of their teachings but the Creed states "We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of God" which is the biblical and historical Jesus that the Catholic Church believes in and worships.
1. Still no proof of your statement, "Luther and all the Protestant Reformers believed that the Catholic Church believes in and worships the biblical and historical Jesus as God. that all the Reformers viewed Catholics as God."
2. Their "creed", the demons agree with their creed
Matthew 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with you, Jesus, you Son of God?
Mark 3:11 And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, You are the Son of God.
Luke 8:28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with you, Jesus, you Son of God most high?
what does the Bible say about RCC "worship and belief"
1Jn 2:4Â He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.Â
JY states that Luther and all Protestant reformers believed the RCC believes and worships the Biblical and historical Jesus as God. The link below, which includes false prophet Ellen G White, shows just the opposite to be true. I welcome JY, to prove his comment. They all said the RCC was antiChrist.
maybe this will go through. John, where are you going to come up with the needed capital to start a band? The cost is probably in the ten of thousands of dollars when you consider the payroll, the agent you would need, the equipment, the cost of transportation, insurance, overhead, etc.
My apologies if I did not make myself clear. Our government is responsible for ISIS having their military might. They are not responsible for the radical practices and hatred of the group, that is self induced. The actions of our government are not due to the actions, inactions, or beliefs of Evangelical Christianity
Sister penned, it matters not to me which politician, government organization or party you charge with the goings on in the Middle East. There is more than likely a great deal of truth in those statements and much culpability. I have an issue with you blaming a segment of so called Christianity for things that are beyond their control.
Our Lord said His coming is based upon a day and an hour already known to God, I do not believe we can hasten or delay what God has decreed by our actions or lack thereof.
I believe instead that the second coming of our Lord should according to the Scriptures (in no particular order and certainly not exhaustive)
1. Make us watchful 2. Make us prayerful 3. Make us diligent about the Lord's work. 4. Keep our focus on that which is eternal. 5. Keep us pursuing holiness and practicing mortification. 6. Make us fervent in evangelism 7. Give us the proper perspective on the importance of spiritual things. 8. Remind us that we shall give an account to our Lord as stewards of what He has given to us. 9. Cause us to ponder the brevity of life. 10. Expect it at any time.
Matt 24:3,6-8Â And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.Â For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.Â Â All these are the beginning of sorrows.Â
Mark 13:7,8Â And when ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.Â
if that doesn't fit your eschatological viewpoint, maybe it is time to rethink it.
2. Since when did you start trusting the CIA? (which by the way is not evangelicals) British and other countries intelligence agents (not evangelicals by the way) stated there were WMD. Saddam Hussein USED WMD against his own people. If none were there it is certainly because we gave him months to remove it.
3. Bush may have been evangelical but the members of Congress who passed the war resolution certainly were not.
Maybe the lie, in this case, is NBC news, that would not be surprising, but for sure it is not due to war mongering evangelicals who only exist on conspiracy websites. There may be a few exceptions but it is certainly not the rule.
B. McCausland wrote: US This conversation has made me think, and trust you do not mind these thoughts.
Sister BMcCausland, thanks for your good thoughts. Time does not permit me to respond fully right now but I don't believe I implied the fall caught God an Omniscient God by surprise, as you point out our Lord was as a Lamb slain from the prior to creation. Man being made in the image of God gave him a uniqueness above all of God's other creatures. I believe the Scripture clearly teaches that Adam made a conscience choice. God bless.
Conner, may I encourage you to consider the wording found in Genesis in light of your statement about whether Adam and Eve had a "free will"
Gen 2:16-17Â And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:Â But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof (had to be a possibility) thou shalt surely die.
He had a commandment and a choice. He could not eat of it, and have the positive consequence of no death, but if he did eat of it, his choice (see I Timothy 2:14), it would and did have negative consequences.
God made man in His image, so the ability to choose was apparently part of that image.
Before I get wrongfully accused, I am not saying fallen man has the same thing that Adam and Eve enjoyed. (Romans 6)
Did not Lucifer have a will to rebel against God yet the Bible states
Eze 28:15Â Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.Â
I would say that Adam placed his love for his wife above his love for his God.
John, according to the church website they are a non-denominational church.
Please note, according to you, your first step on your journey to wealth and fame (Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom Proverbs 23:4) is getting a data entry job for which you are not currently applying for online. One wonders if you have taken advantage of the online help for resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and networking. If you are not being diligent about step numero uno, then you are not going to achieve the rest of the journey.
Have you pondered that crowds come to concerts to hear the lead singer or singers? They would be the one(s) who must have notoriety for you to make any money playing in their band. They and their agents would not go with using outdated technology. More than likely if you insisted on your way, you would be replaced. (Records are a niche category, not the way to become rich quick --see Proverbs 28:20--as you wish. )
Were you aware that Microsoft Office has had 2 upgrades from their 2010 Suite? There again, there is probably much information on how to use the newer versions on the internet and one wonders how much time you have invested in that.
The desire of the slothful slayeth him, For his hands have refused to work Proverbs 21:25
John Yurich USA wrote: Once I get a full time Data Entry job...I also know I have the ability to learn how to read musical notes.
According to a previous post you get up to 5 hours a day at the local library on the internet. How much of that time have you spent using the computer to find and apply for data entry jobs? (how long ago did you get your degree and training?) How much time have you spent networking in order to find a job? Have you informed the people at your Parish and your non-denominational Church of your need for employment so they could aid you in helping to open that door of opportunity for you? There is a lot of truth to who you know trumps what you know.
You don't know how to read musical notes? Music theory can be learned without an instrument, the circle of fifths, the value of a note and rests, melody, harmony,tempo etc. are all available on line, yet you are still ignorant by choice of the basics of it. You could even watch videos of how to play various chords on the guitar.
You want success financially using things that no longer produce profit and are more expensive and have lower quality. It not even realistic
The desire of the slothful slayeth him, For his hands have refused to work Proverbs 21:25
John UK wrote: Today's quiz Who is authorized by Jesus Christ to administer the ordinances?
The ordinances, as they are called, are given to the NT church, there is no qualifications given as to whom can administer them, just qualifications as to whom can receive them and how they are to be administered. Not sure what point you are trying to make.
John I will answer your question but I don't believe you will acknowledge the truth.
You faithfully worship at a false church that blasphemes the name of my precious Lord, preaches a false gospel, worships their own made up "Jesus" and clearly has no regard for the Word of God and you have no issue of conscience with assembling with those who are basically teaching the doctrine of devils.
You live in deceit at two different "churches." You won't tell the RCC that which you know would get you excommunicated but "fake" it at every abominable mass you attend. You deceive your non-denominational baptist congregation by not honestly telling them about your double lifestyle in worshiping as a RCC and planning to revert to only that if you move out of the area.
Here is what matters
1Cor 4:5 ...the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts
Heb 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do
Mat 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell
B. McCausland wrote: US Good to hear you enjoy substantial preaching However, not wishing to enter into polemic, and respecting your personal take about church order, this consideration should be worth while thinking about, 1. The abuses corrected in the Epistles are of generic value Say the directives given in Corinthians about incest, believers engaging the courts, immorality, disorder, head covering, Lord's supper, partidist spirit, marriage, etc.. are universal to NT practice See "I praise you .. that ye remember ... and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you .. But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God ... .. so ordain I in all churches" (ICo.11:2&16, 7:17) Saying that these only apply to that circumstantial church setting, is totally dangerous 2. ICo14:1 defines prophesy "he that prophesies speaks unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort" Regards
Sister BMcCausland, thank you for your thoughts in this and your previoius post.