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Well I used to think that reprobates were those eternally predestinated to eternal damnation, but I thank you for putting that one to bed. It appears that reprobate is just another word for sinner, which means that they can be saved, which contradicts your original post.
John The Bible is called the sword of the Spirit. Ever hear that line? Now the sword to be used against evil in the world is the Holy Word of God. The Bible.
This is a spiritual battle and the sword to be used in that kind of warfare - is the Bible.
Our battle is not with flesh and blood - Don't be a man-pleaser, using flattery like the Liberals do in the world.
The Word of God can take care of itself. We don't need to mollify it or even protect it against the reprobates ideologies!! Or apologise to society for its witness against the reprobate.
No John. The Word of God is precisely that - God's holy Word, law, doctrine and truth in this fallen existence.
As I remarked below Don't be ashamed of the Word of God.
Now. Don't you know what reprobates are? Can't you distinguish these? ... 2Cor 13:6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.
Can't you distinguish "works" of the reprobate (abominable/disobedient) compare with that which is of the true Christian? Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
Christopher000 wrote: I don't understand why some went after Pastor Mike because it sounds like he was speaking against the errors of the RC church. Did I miss something? (Pastor Mike Hoggard?) I suppose there are many Pastor Mikes.
I don't understand why some went after Pastor Mike because it sounds like he was speaking against the errors of the RC church. Did I miss something? (Pastor Mike Hoggard?) I suppose there are many Pastor Mikes.
hath spoken wrote: Pester Mike. Catholics are religious atheists.
The term religious atheist is an oxymoron. If someone is religious then they can't be an atheist. And if someone is an atheist then they can't be religious. Catholics have always worshiped Jesus as God.
hath spoken wrote: The fact that the Lord saves the Elect does not prevent us from witnessing to a fallen world that sin and sinners ie reprobates go to hell. Don't be afraid to tell people what the Bible says.
Are you saying that all sinners are reprobates?
Maybe I have misunderstood the word.
I have always called sinners, sinners.
But I am willing for enlightenment. Can a reprobate be saved?
John UK wrote: It is highly likely, but not necessarily. You ought to be careful whom you call reprobate
The fact that the Lord saves the Elect does not prevent us from witnessing to a fallen world that sin and sinners ie reprobates go to hell. Don't be afraid to tell people what the Bible says.
Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
2 Timothy 3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
2 John 9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. 10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
hath spoken wrote: ...this article refers to the sodomites and what they are being allowed to do in a depraved world. But they too are reprobates who cannot receive the truth.
It is highly likely, but not necessarily. You ought to be careful whom you call reprobate, lest you anger the Lord who is no respecter of persons and calls whom he will. Observe:
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 KJV 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Even the very chief of sinners may be forgiven, washed, and brought into the kingdom of God as an adopted child.
Catholics are religious atheists, which the Word of God when read by one of God's Elect, reveals them to be idolatrous reprobates whom God has not provided with the ability to receive truth.
Atheists are in the same family and on the same path in life, since they too are reprobates whom God has not provided with the ability to receive truth.
As God Himself records; Psalm 53:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.
Who are we to argue with God's description!
BTW Mike this article refers to the sodomites and what they are being allowed to do in a depraved world. But they too are reprobates who cannot receive the truth. I guess that puts you in their family also.
Pastor Mike wrote: Most people who attend church have their heads up their asses. This is especially true of Catholics. Most masses feature a five minute sermon about nothing, three short readings from the scripture carefully chosen not to offend anybody, four musical numbers, three collections, and forty minutes of rigmarole while the priest makes the god-meat. It's all for show and it's all about milking the crowd for money. Check your brains at the door, you won't be needing them.
You're obviously not a student of history.
As Jim Lincoln incessantly asks, "Are We Really Catholic Bashing?" Yes.
Christopher000 wrote: I'm disappointed that the poll only hit 52%. This just shows how far and wide liberalism has spread. One of my sister-in-laws is RC and I am very concerned with how their girls are being raised in that system. The topic of homosexuality came up one time and she commented that there isn't anything wrong with it. I immediately spoke out against it and she countered with the fact that it's not mentioned in the ten commandments. I was floored. My wife, her sisters and husbands, Grandmother, and parents have been going to their mass religiously every week for their entire lives, and believe that missing mass is a sin. Well, I find it astonishing that even after attending church their entire lives, their knowledge of God's word is limited to the ten commandments, minus the one about idolotry that they replaced to support Mariolotry. I just don't understand how they can be so comfortable entrusting their eternal security to a sinful man who believes he is Christ on Earth and a church as opposed to finding out what God Himself has to say about things.