Get Real wrote: Agreed, please forgive me Lady_Virtue, i go into surgery this afternoon and i need to beg your forgiveness, i now understand why you define yourself such, good idea, took me long enough to figure it out. with love from lady ozmliad
I am praying that God will be glorified in this present situation; that He gives the doctor's wisdom. Also, that you and Lady_Virtue find like-minded believers who want to remain unspotted from the world's influence. The road to righteous living is becoming increasingly difficult. Serious believes are being isolated by fence-sitting brethren. Keep abiding in the Word, and God bless both of you.
Great Sermon! May God bless you abundantly as you follow his lead into wider territory.
What you are being led to do has been my desire for the churches here in America. Churches like those in Jericho, Ninevah, Samaria, and regions unlike those in our own comfortable cities and towns.
We are just too complacent, and to the degree that the laity are anemic; undernourished, malnourished, halt, and blind and living in fear.
Thank you for how you've expressed your care for the flock over which God has made you overseer. Also, for how you are entrusting them to the care of faithful men.
Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake (Psalm 115:1).
[QUOTE][/QUOTE]I am trying to put out an ember. Sorry to all for posting my sincere apologies for an earlier post under the heading "Vatican, France in showdown over gay ambassador." I really did not give adequate attention to presenting my thoughts clearly. To John I did not mean to suggest presenting pornography, etc. to your mother. I was thinking that after many attempts to show her the truth, maybe you could relate some dominant things in RC churches that are similar to secular things causing decay in morality. Of course, I would always refer one to the word of God first. In this case Colossians because of its finished work focus. Dorcas and all others who responded, I thank you for the correction, if you meant it to be so. I was careless. But I think this small comments area in a hindrance to me.
[QUOTE]It's easy to get caught up in discussions about idolatry, traditions of men, blasphemous mass, etc.
Complete forgiveness of sins. The imputation of His perfect righteousness The assurance of eternal life.
There is no match for the Word of God. It is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword. Let it speak for itself and be in ferverent prayer that their eyes will be opened and they be turned from darkness to Light.[/QUOTE]Dorcas,
You are so right. The word of God is alive and active. It pierces man's thinking to discern what is of human origin and what is of God. The book of Colossians speaks clearly about the complete finished work of Christ. It speaks directly to what constitutes the Church and who is the Head of the Church. It speaks volumes about religious practices, across the board, that are designed to entrap men. The evangelist must always keep Christ in focus and not be sidetracked into meaningless, or secondary issues.
Great Sermon! The Only Hope for America is an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
God is Spirit. Therefore, pray in the spirit. Be filled with the spirit. Jesus said "The words that I speak unto you are spirit and they are life (John 6). Praying is worship. They that worship God must worship in spirit and in truth. Thy word is truth. The word of God is sharper than any two-edged sword. With gentleness and meekness, speak truth to thy neighbor. God sought us out to worship Him in spirit and in truth.
The spiritual man, the regenerated twice born believer, has God's promise that His will will be done if we seek His righteousness and His kingdom first.
So let us storm the gates of heaven in prayer that our great and merciful Redeemer be revealed to the lost, in every place and situation, that the Spirit of God be poured out upon the souls of man; that pain suffered in the storm not be in vain. May all suffering be redemptive for His name's sake. To God be the glory in every storm.
He is too lovely for us to keep Him from the eyes of others.
Let us meet Jesus once again at the well and drink of waters springing up to everlasting life.
[QUOTE]John, if communication is still possible between yourself and your mom, have her read the book of Colossians. Pray and ask God to give you wisdom in your approach. You don't have to be direct. Use natural events and parallel them to scripture. Present something that cause her to see it objectively. Perhaps pornography, modern dress - bikinis, etc. and the influence on children, marriages; then the imagery in many Catholic cathedrals, Michangelo's work, centuries old art done as penance. Carefully lay the groundwork for ministering truth in parallel to her. I can't explain exactly how I've done it. But it opens the eyes to many as to how one becomes entrapped using aesthetics, etc. I hope this helps. I will pray that ...a great door and effectual is opened unto you,... (1 Cor. 16:9).
[/QUOTE]The paganist potpourri of Catholicism and the Poope makes me sick. He is the most arrogant individual, next to the devil, anyone can have in view. How can fallible men, of which many are actual know perverts, choose someone infallible? Catholics, like Islamists, have been brainwashed and intimidated into believing that hogwash. Remember, it is not easy to be ostracized from friends and love ones. There were many threats children had to face. But to continue believing that sand makes a strong foundation is ludicrous. O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!(Deu. 32:29)). Pray for the captives. Pray, pray, pray. Them present the true Gospel of God's dear Son.
[/QUOTE]!!!!! Hearwhat the Lord says to HIS church!!!!! That The Roman-"Catholic"-'Church' ***IS*** THE SCARLET HARLOT-/-WHORE, FALSE-CHURCH-/-RELIGION &-OR ***ECCLESIASTICAL-BABYLON - BOOK OF REVELATION CHAPTERS 17 & 18 ! "I Did Training In Monasteries & Convents Where I Prepared...THE LEGION OF MARY, THE BLUE ARMY...Many Of These (ROMAN-'CATHOLIC') MILITANT ORGANIZATIONS I TRAINED AND PREPARED HOW THEY (ROMAN-'CATHOLICS') CAN BECOME BAPTISTS, HOW THEY CAN BECOME ADVENTISTS, HOW THEY CAN BECOME... METHODISTS, HOW THEY CAN BECOME PRESBYTERIANS, HOW THEY CAN BECOME PENTECOSTALS; In All These Areas Where They (Roman-'Catholic" 'Plants') Most INFILTRATE Any (Genuinely Protestant) Area (Theology, Denominational-Distinctive, Etc.)."--ALBERTO RIVERA ! O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!(Deu. 32:29)) Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end (Prov 19:20).
[QUOTE]No one in the mainstream media or no politican would dare question their claim to being christians now. We even have our RC trolls on this Christian site.
Why, because they have confused the most people by their counterfeit gospel.[/QUOTE]Catholics are not the only ones attempting to silence evangelist. I have submitted one sermon for listener comments. It has yet to post. Am I being silenced? I think so.
Great Sermon! To the Discerning Spiritual Man
Ecc 5:2 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.
Ecclesiastes 5:2,3 For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words
James 3:13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
James 3:6b. and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
Amen! Amen! Amen! [AUTHOR]Dolores[/AUTHOR]My thoughts exactly, John Uk, when I read that I thought, I don't need "proof" from scientist to prove anyhing that's in God's Holy Word. All these religious people that now say it's ok for homosexuals to marry and be accepted into their church has just said, " I don't believe God's word is true". God never changes. He is the same yesterday as He is today and tomorrow. Sin is wrong in God's eyes even though the world's morals say it's acceptable.[/QUOTE]
Readers, I want to encourage you to open up this article and listen to Colin Mercer's message of how we are to deal with this prevailing issue of sodomy. This pastor is right on revealing God's thoughts on this matter, and other sins. It will do you good. The alias "Delivered" does not mean I was delivered from this particular sin. However, I was delivered from the sin of self-righteousness, relevant-righteousness, and comparative-righteousness. And such were some of you. But God ... You guys are great on the board.
I see you haven't read enough of the scriptures. I suggest you do that and, start with Genesis. The scriptures are in black and white. No in-between When Pilate as Jesus, "What is truth?" What was the answer? Only a "natural" man would ask such.
The truth is that they as well as the moralist and believers should have felt the shame. This affects the whole of society. It should be disgusting to everyone who has seen the devastation this immoral union. But of course, all immorality has death (of the spirit) in the pot. Additionally, these pastors should have been numbered with other pastors when this issue first hit the news. Or, perhaps the media is again keeping a wedge between peoples.
These pastors should have spoken up when the Affirmative Action Program allowed "gays" to hijack it for their economic & immoral advances. "Gays" claim they are not responsible for their sexual orientation any more than people of color are responsible for their pigmentation. Notice this - they did not infer that it was a sin to have certain hair color, or eye color. They choose the one thing that still divides America; institutionalized racism. I can only see a future when our children and grandchildren will see us as the wimpy, spineless generation" who left them to fight greater wars. Every single thing man is divided over is the one thing to go to war over. PRIDE goes before a fall. I am not saying to go along with the flow. But when we become aware of the thing that is causing so much turmoil among us, we should seek to resolve it for the greater good and for Godâ€™s glory. I donâ€™t want to raise my child only to have him go to war.