Cont. Left out the word God when I said don't repay evil for evil. God spoke those words through remembering reading those words before. He does speak to us but we have the choice of obeying or ignoring it. Sometimes, when I go ahead and do what flesh wants me to do, I never fail to regret it and repent of it and ask for His help to not repeat it
GS Texas, I appreciate your kindness toward me and your support. I tried to explain to s.c. that I wasn't trying to make her feel bad if she didn't celebrate Christmas for her own reasons because for her it would be a sin. The man made traditions I was talking about had to do with trying to put God in their little box of their beliefs and condemn others. Ilke you said we have disagreed on minor things but we agree on the important doctrines of, Jesus came to earth to die for our sins, rose again and sent His Holy Spirit to live within us. And one day will come again at His second Advent. You know, actually said those very words you said ,don't repay evil for evil and not try to defend myself against accusations but just give it to Him and let it go. John UK and others have been a big help to me with this also. I do love all the brethen in spite of our differences. How can I not if we belong to Christ, we are brothers and sisters in Him.
Cont.here bumped that bucket that we all carry on our shoulders full of something. God knows what's in that bucket and He wants us to see it ourselves so He will send certain people into our lives to bump that bucket. Man, have I had to work on things about myself to help me grow and be a better witness for Him. Have a blessed day, Rodney.
Dear Rodney, since you are addressing the book I mentioned," How To be a Christian without being Religious" you would have to read the book to understand what it is saying. I think you are Christian that hasn't allowed you religious beliefs to cause you to be unkind, mean, vinditive toward those who have other beliefs that differ from you. You don't seem to put God into your religious box and say this is the only way to God. Isn't this what religious sometimes do? Do you really think these different doctrines really make us Christians? Some do, but not the others and Paul makes it very clear that we are not to judge other christians against our own beliefs. Romans makes that very clear, yet many refuse to accept and go their merry way judging and condemning to their heart and if you don't follow them in all their beliefs you are treated like an invidel. The Lord knows His own and His sheep knows His voice. Rodney, I thank for what you said and the love that it was said in so I could explain my thoughts to you about certain issues on here. Follow God's voice and He will show you how to respond in christian love toward those who differ from you, including family.I have actually learned a lot on here about myself that I found was not pleasing to God after some 'irregular' people on
Dorcas wrote: John Y. Enough already! With your continuous parrot like posts and tripe concerning RC-mass and Luther.. Your continuous insults of people needing psychological evaluation are juvenile and are against forum rules. Consider your ways
It would be against forum rules if specific names were mentioned. Just what is your problem with Luther anyway? He was guided by the Holy Spirit to not have a problem celebrating the birth of Jesus on 25 December, which means that the Holy Spirit has not problem with the spiritual aspect of Christmas namely the celebration of the birth of Jesus. And the Holy Spirit guided Luther to retain the Mass in the Lutheran Church minus the belief that the Mass is a sacrifice and minus the Catholic doctrine of Holy Communion, which means the Holy Spirit does not consider the entire Mass to be unscriptural or He would not have guided Luther to retain the Mass in the Lutheran Church minus the unscriptural parts. Your way of thinking is just as unscriptural as the JW Cult.
John Y. Enough already! With your continuous parrot like posts and tripe concerning RC-mass and Luther.. Your continuous insults of people needing psychological evaluation are juvenile and are against forum rules. Consider your ways
Angela Wittman wrote: Just a quick comment - There really is such a thing as the "Regulative Principle" for Worship and it doesn't include incorporating pagan or manmade practices. If you care to, you can click on the home icon above for a blog I maintain and scroll down for a series of articles regarding the practice of observing Christmas I've featured. Thanks.
You are in dire need of psychological evaluation for stating it is a sin to observe the birth of Jesus on 25 December. Nobody cares that Jesus was not born on 25 December as long as His birth is celebrated. The Holy Spirit does not consider it a sin to observe the birth of Jesus on 25 December and does not consider the Mass to be entirely unscriptural as He guided Luther to retain the celebration of the birth of Jesus in the Lutheran Church and guided Luther to retain the Mass in the Lutheran Church minus the belief that the Mass is a sacrifice and minus the Catholic doctrine of Holy Communion.
s c wrote: John Yurich...it's obvious which side of the fence that you're on. And we can see who aligns themselves with you. "Yes"...it is the time of the year when many who call themselves Christian become "catholic" following after their traditions. Scary. If someone ever decides to call Christian services "mass" or even "mas", we know who would probably be on board. Maybe all who ordinarily get on John Yurich's case for attending a catholic church need to examine themselves.
Just because Protestants observe Christmas as the birth of Jesus does not mean that they become Catholic on 25 December. And the Holy Spirit guided Luther to retain the Mass in the Lutheran Church minus the belief that the Mass is a sacrifice and minus the belief in the Catholic doctrine of Holy Communion.
Just a quick comment - There really is such a thing as the "Regulative Principle" for Worship and it doesn't include incorporating pagan or manmade practices. If you care to, you can click on the home icon above for a blog I maintain and scroll down for a series of articles regarding the practice of observing Christmas I've featured. Thanks.
Christopher000 wrote: Sorry Rodney...I had my own thoughts, buy hardly qualified to go up against the big guns. The responses were interesting though. Iet me add that I was very uneasy while following a couple of the threads. Uneasy because it still astonishes me to this day to see born again Christians say the things they do against each other. Now, anyone has the right to disagree, but what bothers me is how harsh and deep those disagreements cut.
Thanks, Christopher000. I've been trying to keep my head down as well. It seems the best thing to do during heavy artillery shelling.
I know people who allow issues like this to define them. They equate Christianity more with their non-observance of Christmas and Easter than with the Christ who died to save sinners. I'm not saying that anyone on this board feels that way, but I could introduce you to a few.
Feel free to PM me if you like. God bless us, every one!
3 John 19Â I wrote to the assembly, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, doesnâ€™t accept what we say. 10Â Therefore if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words. Not content with this, neither does he himself receive the brothers, and those who would, he forbids and throws out of the assembly.
Mike, I appreciated your article and I assume that, that behavior still happens apostate churches like the Roman Catholic one, and other false Protestant ones as well.
yes, Mike, I 19Â Donâ€™t receive an accusation against an elder, except at the word of two or three witnesses. 20Â Those who sin, reprove in the sight of all, that the rest also may be in fear. 21Â I command you in the sight of God, and Christ Jesus, and the chosen angels, that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing by partiality. 22Â Lay hands hastily on no one, neither be a participant in other menâ€™s sins. Keep yourself pure.did find the article that you referred to as interesting. I have to admit I haven't heard of that recently, but it certainly probably happen in the modern world as well. So, I'm glad you brought it up. I should have put up the rest of verses that surround the one that I quoted: 1 Timothy 5
Frank wrote: Nice try Mike But, if someone got saved at a BG crusade, then he is most blessed indeed. I know of no one who said or would not say that was not true. But, I also know of no one who would then send them back to the RCC; well except BG. Scripture teaches we are to come out from among them, not go back to them. There are many who give the "man" credit, but since I believe in election, I think I will simply thank God for those converts. Christ said "He" would build His church and it is His responsibility to do that. Does that mean I should not witness to the lost? Of course not, He said to go to the whole world and testify to the lost how they can be saved.
Amen Frank. Does that mean if they go back they become lost again? How does the Christian "go to the whole world and testify to the lost.." thereby overcoming the gates of hell? Does it mean to get as far as the door of hell, stand outside and yell for them to come out? I don't know about you, but infiltration works in war, and this is war. Just a thought. If "my people" per Rev 18 are within the RCC, they got there somehow. Seeds planted earlier, perhaps?
Hi FG...I agree that there are bad cops, real bad cops, racist cops, and power happy cops, both black and white, but I also believe that these are relatively few. I also believe that cetain precincts become infected with these when police captains/cheifs hire based upon their own personal views, goals, and ways they believe the general pubic should and can be handled by those who feel they are above the law. Anyway, I think the publics perception has changed because the world has changed. The world is so much more dangerous and it's nothing to the thugs to shoot a cop which used to be almost unheard of. Shooting a cop these days is almost always a death penalty offense but its also a huge boost for a thug who becomes the blocks hero. I think law enforcement has quite the job to do these days, especially in the inner cities, and the reason there are so many shootings is because there are so many brazen thugs thinking they are invincible. Todays liberals say, "Oh, that poor thug!". Had any one of those black thugs been white, they would be just as dead today.
Sorry Rodney...I had my own thoughts, buy hardly qualified to go up against the big guns. The responses were interesting though. Iet me add that I was very uneasy while following a couple of the threads. Uneasy because it still astonishes me to this day to see born again Christians say the things they do against each other. Now, anyone has the right to disagree, but what bothers me is how harsh and deep those disagreements cut.
Unfortunately, the little state of Rhode Island ranks numer one in pot use, even surpassing Colorado where it can be used for recreational purposes. Opiate and heroin use is pretty bad here as well and police, emergency, etc have all begun carrying Narcan due to all the overdoses. A beautiful state with a very ugly problem.
They can go to church every day of the week but their words and actions have spoken volumes. I think they have both proven time and again that they are hardly members of the body of Christ. I think their true spiritual advisors are the likes of Rev Wright as opposed to the current ones that are most likely for show.