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Should Obama Appoint a Protestant to the Supreme Court?
Fifty-one percent of Americans identify themselves as Protestants, but only one member of the U.S. Supreme Court claims that religion: John Paul Stevens, the justice deemed likely to retire at the end of the term.

Catholic justices have been in the majority on the U.S. Supreme Court since 2006, the Washington Post reports. With the confirmation of Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the court now has six Catholics. Two other justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer, were raised in the Jewish faith, although Breyer was married in an Anglican ceremony and has a daughter who is an Episcopal priest.

The Post considers whether the religious make-up of the court should affect the next court appointment. “Here's the kind of question that might violate the rules you learned about proper dinner conversation: Does President Obama’s next Supreme Court nominee need to be a Protestant?” the Post asks. ...


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John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Michael Hranek wrote:
John UK

No!
The Holy Spirit IS A PERSON, The Third Person of the Godhead and we can rightly call Him Deity.
When I am speaking of being filled with the Holy Spirit (something God Himself commands and IMHO believers must seek God for/regarding). I am speaking of (a brief attempt to describe):
NO NOT Charismatic nonsense
NOT the gifts of the Spirit spoken of in the Bibloe, although when He fills us He can give us whatever gift He chooses or not
BUT Being filled up with Christ, the Holy Spirit is called the Spirit of His Son
To think what Jesus thinks
To love who and what Jesus loves and how He loves
To desire what He desires
To rejoice in what He is pleased with
To hate what Jesus hates
To have Christ's aims
To have the faith of Christ in our serving
To live obediently to the Word as Christ did, valuing it as He did
To have the Holiness of Christ in our attitude and our behavior
MORE
I've sure alot of growing to do in this!
You aim very high bro, and it is refreshing to see that. It is also impossible to achieve without the fulness of the Spirit, so I am with you 100% in saying that.

I am also aware that Jesus is happier with a man who is like him, than one who knows all doctrine but is not.

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News Item3/14/10 4:12 PM
Michael Hranek | Endicott, New York  Protected NameFind all comments by Michael Hranek
John UK wrote:
Michael, so are you saying that those who teach the biblical doctrines of free and sovereign grace, and are non-denominational dissenting nonconformist puritanical non-ecumenical a-millenialistic immersionists *are* filled with the Spirit; and all others are heretics?
John UK

No!

The Holy Spirit IS A PERSON, The Third Person of the Godhead and we can rightly call Him Deity.

When I am speaking of being filled with the Holy Spirit (something God Himself commands and IMHO believers must seek God for/regarding). I am speaking of (a brief attempt to describe):

NO NOT Charismatic nonsense
NOT the gifts of the Spirit spoken of in the Bible, although when He fills us He can give us whatever gift He chooses or not

BUT Being filled up with Christ, the Holy Spirit is called the Spirit of His Son

To think what Jesus thinks
To love who and what Jesus loves and how He loves
To desire what He desires
To rejoice in what He is pleased with
To hate what Jesus hates
To have Christ's aims
To have the faith of Christ in our serving
To live obediently to the Word as Christ did, valuing it as He did
To have the Holiness of Christ in our attitude and our behavior
MORE

I've sure alot of growing to do in this!

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News Item3/14/10 3:18 PM
savedbygrace | Harrisburg, PA  Find all comments by savedbygrace
Mike/New York,
Most of the time our analogies fall short of the Biblical spiritual truths but at times they are indeed helpful to some extent. A better analogy Mike might be that of a Dr. who had power to change taste buds. This Dr. prescribed a most distasteful medicine to his patients but they had no desire to partake. Untill, the Dr. gave them taste buds that made this particular medicine sweet and desirable, only then would they accept and be healed.
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News Item3/14/10 3:01 PM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Michael Hranek wrote:
John UK
Just a brief comment.
We simply should not buy into the disinformation anyone filled with the Holy Spirit will teach error. If someone claims to be Spirit filled and teaches heresy they may have a spirit motivating them in this but I have confidence it simply isn't the Holy Spirit.
Michael, so are you saying that those who teach the biblical doctrines of free and sovereign grace, and are non-denominational dissenting nonconformist puritanical non-ecumenical a-millenialistic immersionists *are* filled with the Spirit; and all others are heretics?
______

Wrought, you should know that there is no such thing as a Christian Sabbath, but I apppreciate your kind words, and wish you the same brother; that is, I wish you a happy and contented and dissenting Lord's Day.

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News Item3/14/10 1:59 PM
wrought  Find all comments by wrought
Mike wrote:
It is not faith that is being contrasted with works in the verses, but salvation by grace.
Oh dear Mike.
For almost six years now I've been trying to teach you the truth!
What am I going to do with you.

Michael Hranek wrote:
Did you receive (if you actualy have received) the Holy Spirit in His fulness through the doctrines of Calvinism or as a gift by faith in Jesus Christ
Michael
Human "Receive" implies WORKS BASED religion like your friend Benny 16.

The "GIFT" which the elect are provided with is FAITH per Eph 2:8. That is the Holy Spirit working in your heart. Sinners make NO contribution to this since they are stone cold dead in sin. As Jesus teaches, Michael, its more Biblical to leave God in charge like this, "44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day." And "65 Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father."

By faith, the Calvinist can perceive that Calvinism IS the Gospel.

John UK wrote:
Except the Sabbath is not Sunday.
Have a glorious Christian Sabbath today John.
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News Item3/14/10 1:31 PM
Michael Hranek | Endicott, New York  Protected NameFind all comments by Michael Hranek
John UK wrote:
Good morning Michael
No I'm not forgetting the Spirit's work in helping me to grasp the truth of scripture.
John UK
Just a brief comment.

We simply should not buy into the disinformation anyone filled with the Holy Spirit will teach error. If someone claims to be Spirit filled and teaches heresy they may have a spirit motivating them in this but I have confidence it simply isn't the Holy Spirit.

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News Item3/14/10 12:34 PM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Takeheed wrote:
Romans 3: 11
If none 'seek' after and the unsaved fat and fleshy man doesn't 'understand' or 'receive' EXCEPT by the Spirit, then one would have to add that the cookie wasn't first desired (it was against natural inclination) as none had a taste for it and all saw no good in it, nor could even understand why the cookie was a good thing to be desired and to be personally tasted and enjoyed?
If so, how are we persuaded to accept what was offered freely. Do we persuade ourselves? How do we first believe the Cookie Maker and accept His free gift, simply be reading the cookie recipie book?
Free will, having been first persuaded by the testimony of another cookie taster? Or is it much more?
Dead men don't desire cookies no matter how much you offer one freely.
The scriptures say we can't receive or know what is freely given except by His Spirit
I Corinthians 2: 12-14
Précisément! Il est mort, eh? Oui Oui!!
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News Item3/14/10 11:30 AM
Takeheed  Find all comments by Takeheed
Romans 3: 11

If none 'seek' after and the unsaved fat and fleshy man doesn't 'understand' or 'receive' EXCEPT by the Spirit, then one would have to add that the cookie wasn't first desired (it was against natural inclination) as none had a taste for it and all saw no good in it, nor could even understand why the cookie was a good thing to be desired and to be personally tasted and enjoyed?

If so, how are we persuaded to accept what was offered freely. Do we persuade ourselves? How do we first believe the Cookie Maker and accept His free gift, simply be reading the cookie recipie book?

Free will, having been first persuaded by the testimony of another cookie taster? Or is it much more?

Dead men don't desire cookies no matter how much you offer one freely.

The scriptures say we can't receive or know what is freely given except by His Spirit
I Corinthians 2: 12-14

Hence John 3: 6-8

Beware of the pelagian cookie monsters like Charles Finney, and have we imbibed his persuasive techniques?

What did the New York Observer and New York Evangelist have to say about a man who brought 30,000 to Christ? Google Ashael Nettleton!

Below is his sermon on regeneration

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News Item3/14/10 9:59 AM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
savedbygrace wrote:
Mike/New York,
You said,"PS believing is not a work."
Paul, tells us in Romans that there is no middle ground and that it is either of grace or of works!
So then, what is belief?
I would put it this way- it is acceptance of, or agreeing with something. As a rough example, if my wife graciously brings me a cookie, and I accept it as a gift from her hand, there is no credit due me in the receiving of it. All I did was accept it. No work of mine was involved in making the cookie, nor in giving it to me. The giver does all the work, and therefore gets all the credit. The cookie is entirely of her, and none of me.
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News Item3/14/10 9:04 AM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Michael Hranek wrote:
John UK
Good Morning!
I hope you are not forgetting Jesus told us the Holy Spirit would TEACH us and GUIDE us into all the Truth...and THY (Jehovah's) Word is Truth and bring to our remembrance all that He said to us. For that matter look at the reality in the lives of the New Testament writters, didn't they repeatedly quote the Old Testament in what the Holy Spirit moved them to write (what God Himself had already revealed, foretold and taught).
I know, I know we are not used today in thinking of and looking to the Holy Spirit's guidance when we study the Word of God but saddly to the scholarship of men...
Good morning Michael

No I'm not forgetting the Spirit's work in helping me to grasp the truth of scripture.

Problem is, when the Spirit teaches me that grace is both free and sovereign, as I see it in the Bible, I get flak from many, with them saying that the Spirit has taught them to the contrary.

You see brother, many saints have been full of the Holy Ghost, and yet held to different views of scripture. In time, you also will see this.

But you raise an important question. What place, if any, hath teachers among the saints?

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News Item3/14/10 6:36 AM
Michael Hranek | Endicott, New York  Protected NameFind all comments by Michael Hranek
John UK wrote:
#2 Error. Why would the Spirit cause the scriptures to be written if we can arrive at truth just by being filled with the Spirit.
John UK
Good Morning!

I hope you are not forgetting Jesus told us the Holy Spirit would TEACH us and GUIDE us into all the Truth...and THY (Jehovah's) Word is Truth and bring to our remembrance all that He said to us. For that matter look at the reality in the lives of the New Testament writters, didn't they repeatedly quote the Old Testament in what the Holy Spirit moved them to write (what God Himself had already revealed, foretold and taught).

I know, I know we are not used today in thinking of and looking to the Holy Spirit's guidance when we study the Word of God but saddly to the scholarship of men. The RCC is infamous for this and make it out their "teaching magisterium" is infallibly authoritative over Catholics in what they believe. Which is far afield from the Biblical reality of what the Apostle John wrote:

"But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him."

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News Item3/14/10 5:25 AM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Michael Hranek wrote:
John UK
#1 Have you not thought through your own wonderful observation? Isn't the Holy Spirit the Spirit of TRUTH?
#2 How then would you think The Holy Spirit (who moved men to write for us the Scriptures) when He fills and individual is going to lead (part of being filled) one to teach error, with no correction?
#3 I would propose a man will not teach correct doctrine without the filling of the Holy Spirit.
#4 Or do you imagine one is going to get their corrct doctrine from an earned doctorate in theology and not from the Holy Spirit Himself teaching and guiding a person in the Truth of Scripture He moved men to write in the first place?
#1a Yes #1b Correct

#2 Error. Why would the Spirit cause the scriptures to be written if we can arrive at truth just by being filled with the Spirit.

#3 Correct.

#4a I also would not recommend this. #4b Correct.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV

There are 3 possibilities: the "gift of God" is:
1. "grace"
2. "faith"
3. "saved"

Maybe it really is one of the first two.

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News Item3/14/10 1:28 AM
savedbygrace | Harrisburg, PA  Find all comments by savedbygrace
Mike/New York,

You said,"PS believing is not a work."

Paul, tells us in Romans that there is no middle ground and that it is either of grace or of works!

So then, what is belief?

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News Item3/13/10 6:28 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
wrought wrote:

Absolutely correct Mike.
Faith is the gift of God.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

PS: Have a great Sabbath, on Sunday.
You too, wrought, taken in the spirit in which it is meant.

But you do understand that salvation by grace is the gift of God:

Ephesians 2:8,9
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast.

It is not faith that is being contrasted with works in the verses, but salvation by grace. We are saved by grace, not by works. That is what is written.

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News Item3/13/10 5:50 PM
Michael Hranek | Endicott, New York  Protected NameFind all comments by Michael Hranek
John UK wrote:
There is a difference between being a good witness to Jesus Christ, and teaching people about the Bible.
A new convert can accomplish the former, but the latter must have a good understanding of theology and be called of God.
To teach a converted sinner error is most unhelpful to him, and will not do any good, will it bro? There is such a thing as "the biblical doctrines of free and sovereign grace", and any who teach otherwise will never do the saints any good whatever. No wonder the arminists are always getting frustrated and have to think of new ways of "keeping their converts on the go".
John UK
Have you not thought through your own wonderful observation? Isn't the Holy Spirit the Spirit of TRUTH?

How then would you think The Holy Spirit (who moved men to write for us the Scriptures) when He fills and individual is going to lead (part of being filled) one to teach error, with no correction?

I would propose a man will not teach correct doctrine without the filling of the Holy Spirit. Or do you imagine one is going to get their corrct doctrine from an earned doctorate in theology and not from the Holy Spirit Himself teaching and quiding a person in the Truth of Scirpture He moved men to write in the first place?

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News Item3/13/10 5:24 PM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Michael Hranek wrote:
John UK
not too long ago made the wonderfully observation the two qualifications for a witness are:
1 - being soundly saved
2 - being filled with the Holy Spirit
Somehow I do not believe Calvinism is a requirement in the least for either one.
There is a difference between being a good witness to Jesus Christ, and teaching people about the Bible.

A new convert can accomplish the former, but the latter must have a good understanding of theology and be called of God.

To teach a converted sinner error is most unhelpful to him, and will not do any good, will it bro? There is such a thing as "the biblical doctrines of free and sovereign grace", and any who teach otherwise will never do the saints any good whatever. No wonder the arminists are always getting frustrated and have to think of new ways of "keeping their converts on the go".

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News Item3/13/10 5:11 PM
Michael Hranek | Endicott, New York  Protected NameFind all comments by Michael Hranek
wrought wrote:
Ah the Pope will be proud of you Michael.
Mr/Ms Wrought
Oh! On the contrary I would have to think the Popes would be far more proud of the Calvinists who through John Calvin get the basis of their systematic theology from the teachings of Augustine the same Augustine the Roman Catholic Church gets hers.

Hey! Let me ask you a question:
Did you receive (if you actualy have received) the Holy Spirit in His fulness through the doctrines of Calvinism or as a gift by faith in Jesus Christ and what God Himself says to us in His word? Are you filled with the Holy Spirit do you even begin to know experientially what that means? Is His filling, the enourmous observable change in one's life who is full of the Spirit observable in you?

John UK
not too long ago made the wonderfully observation the two qualifications for a witness are:
1 - being soundly saved
2 - being filled with the Holy Spirit

Somehow I do not believe Calvinism is a requirement in the least for either one.

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News Item3/13/10 4:23 PM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
wrought wrote:

Absolutely correct Mike.
Faith is the gift of God.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

PS: Have a great Sabbath, on Sunday.
Absolutely correct wrought

Except the Sabbath is not Sunday.

Sunday is the Lord's Day.

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News Item3/13/10 3:47 PM
wrought  Find all comments by wrought
Mike wrote:
PS believing is not a work.

Absolutely correct Mike.
Faith is the gift of God.

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

PS: Have a great Sabbath, on Sunday.

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News Item3/13/10 3:41 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
wrought wrote:
---
Election is a term used in the Arminian camp as being in the hands of God, BUT clearly God needs help from Michael and co - otherwise it doesn't work.
Well at least you gave up the worship of old bones and other relics. Thanks be for small mercies eh Michael.
Still promoting salvation by election, wrought? Must be a lot of "work" to keep that up.

PS believing is not a work.

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