The Quiet Christian wrote: Amen, Frank. The nature of sin is that it is highly corrosive and seeks to eat its way out of any container that anyone attempts to keep it. It is not surprising, then, that murder leads to more murder, just of a different kind. Meanwhile, the whole argument of "choice" and "keep your hands off my body" really fall flat in light of this story.
Thanks for the agreement! Yes, who in the world should be given the choice to murder or not to murder. Makes no sense to me.
I commented similar to this once before. We are talking about those who are so hardened against our holy God that they commit mass murder and yet some find it surprising that they do not have the young womenâs well-being at heart. To me it is similar to the argument about the selling of body parts. There is so much consternation when that is addressed that one wonders if simply flushing them down a toilet is more humane.
Abortion is murder and those that do it should be prosecuted for murder. This is Godâs law pure and simple.
âMostâ professing Christians do not have a clue why they believe a certain doctrine. When asked why they believe something they will give you a blank look or simply say because their church teaches it.
Now if my premises are true, then it is easy to see why Christians are swayed into false doctrine; they have no foundation. Their church leaders change and because of societal pressures, they change also instead of following the teachings of the Spirit.
Matthew 7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
I am amazed at how much our Christian culture has changed during my lifetime, although that is quite a few years. ď
Anyway, our Lord asked His disciples what others thought about Him, but then He asked what âthey thought about Himâ. No others will stand with us or support us at the judgment.
Many churches have become like the world; succeed at all costs. The RCC says that in order to be relevant, they must exist and that philosophy had filtered into the real churches. The great whore is being formed.
When âpossibleâ a woman should seek to be a mother and/or a wife. If she has spare time, then she should seek to do charitable work. That should be what a woman desires and what the church and Christian men should teach is their godly roles.
Christianity has been around for approximately 2,000 years and we should ask ourselves why those roles arenât the norm today as they were 2,000 or even 200 years ago. Did God suddenly change His mind and say it was okay for women to be church or even secular leaders? If He did, then why havenât the roles of men changed at all? Do any of us believe that Paul was a misogynist or that societal mores can trump scripture? How many of us pick and choose what to follow?
Psalms 119:89 LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
Psalms 119:160 Thy word [is] true [from] the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments [endureth] for ever.
Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Malachie 3:6 For I [am] the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
Many Christian men simply go along with these changing roles because they have forgotten what it means to take tough stances and their consciences have become seared.
Since I am a post-tribulationist, I believe that during the great tribulation no Christian will be able to worship publicly and will be forced to worship in something similar to house churches. Although satan is the god of this world by consent he will not be permitted to undo genuine Christian worship! The most he can do is murder true believers.
So, the demise of our public Christian communities does not surprise me although it does cause me grief. And, I do not believe we have entered into those final 7 years, so if the Lord allows me a longer life, then I will see and experience even more evil. His will be done!
Lurker wrote: "Newborns whose parents donât want to enter a gender would continue under the current system of being documented with four asterisks as a placeholder until their kids are old enough to choose for themselves." Ha! A simple plumbing inspection answers the question. A head full of liberal mush won't change that.
Hey fellow ember! I of course agree fully with you. If it has male parts, then it is a male and vice versa. Our heavenly Father made us male or female not four asterisks.
Wayfarer Pilgrim wrote: Aaaah, dastardly autocorrects â surrender, with an Islamic country, all others must surrender â. â ahh , and I remember the Adhan ,( the Islamic call to prayer) from my childhood, it was the sweetest sound on earth â- Barrack Husain Obama
Good comment!! I remember years ago reading that freedom to a true Muslim, was the freedom to set up and live under a caliphate! And of course under a caliphate, someone must convert, pay the infidel tax or die.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: A phrase, Frank, that J4J cannot fathom as he doesnât think Jesus suffered for our sins. I cannot fathom why He did so for such a wretched person like me but rejoice in tre reality of it and exclaim with Watts, hallelujah what a Savior!!!$. Of course the cross did not take our Lordâs life from Him, He voluntarily laid it down when He said, Father into your hands I commit my Spirit. (John 10:18 Luke 23:46)
Well said brother! Yes, if what He did wasn't voluntary, then it wasn't efficacious. He could have destroyed all His enemies by a simple thought, but He chose to save me and you!
I will admit to being somewhat confused by the article.
Why someone would think that a feminist has womenâs best interest at heart is disturbing to me. God is love and Godâs roles for mankind exhibit that love for all to see. What a feminist does is try and establish relationships or positions that are not in line with Godâs plan for women and for mankind. So when scripture says a woman is to be a help-mate or they shouldnât be leaders then they find offense with that and argue against the morality of it. The same goes for all other types of positions where gender is a biblical issue including the roles of men.
Feminists have simply made society believe they want something better or fairer for females when all they are doing is causing them damage. The war against women that we hear so much about is simply the world trying to make women relevant in ways that God never intended.
Christopher000 wrote: Yeah, I'm done with all of these side issues. My very first post, and those of others should have been more than enough to get anyone to turn and run. Roman Catholicism is a fully works based religion, every Catholic gets into Heaven, eventually, through Priestly forgiveness, and after having suffered, and been purified through the fictitious Purgatory. While living, perform or buy enough indulgences, and shorten your suffering after death, and have incessant masses for the dead to get them time off in Purgatory. A dangerous, and false religion which has, and is sending billions to their eternal destruction. Why? Because they've chosen to listen to a mere man, be beguiled by a magesterium, professional apologists, and just refuse to read what Gods Word has to say about it all because the church, and it's false representatives are their truth machine, having been appointed by the Holy Spirit himself.
Well said Chris! I can not add any additional thoughts or comments to this. You have explained the evils of the RCC church very well.
Only the Lord can open up their hearts to the truth.
jamesc wrote: Jim, Yes, the Bible talks about greed. I was focusing on the legalistic opinion about what constitutes an acceptible level of income for a Christian. Rich-ness is relative. Most Americans are rich when compared to folks living in third-world countries, so be careful about throwing the 'rich' label around.
I agree with you. I remember once reading that to most of the world having electricity and running water would be considered being wealthy.
I think that loving money is more of a heart issue than a bank account thing. IOW, I can be dirt poor and love money or I can be very wealthy and not love money.
I think I could find examples of both in scripture.
But, if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it is probably a duck.
MS wrote: Jacobee's most vital need is to be born from above not debated with concerning a dead religion. Hopefully one of you menfolk will share the gospel of free soverign grace with him and perhaps the Lord will open his heart, give him eyes to see, and unstop his deaf ears. Praying.
I concur with the others; your comment was very wise sister.
4074 Petros pet'-ros apparently a primary word; a (piece of) rock (larger than 3037); as a name, Petrus, an apostle:--Peter, rock. Compare 2786. see GREEK for 3037 see GREEK for 2786 Peter was referred to as a âpiece of rockâ.
4073 petra pet'-ra feminine of the same as 4074; a (mass of) rock (literally or figuratively):--rock. see GREEK for 4074
The rock that Christ would build His church on (âupon this rockâ) was âa mass of rockâ, not a piece of rock. Logically since the rock that Christ will build His church on wasnât Peter, (Christ immediately uses a different object) then it must refer to Peterâs profession that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of the living God. Christ did not say, âUpon you I will build my church, but He said upon âthisâ rock I will build my churchâ. How can anyone say that since He used the term âthisâ He could have even remotely be referring to an individual? But as we all know, in order for anyone to be saved, they must believe that Jesus is the Son of the living God. Peter is referred to as a sort of pebble, but the foundational truth (this rock) about Christ is referred to as a boulder. Also note that Christ said He would build His church on the truth that He was in fact the Son of the living God; not Peter or even the church.
Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Matthew 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Jaycobee wrote: Frank, thank you. Connor, I have looked at carm''s material on the issue of Canon and church father quotes and haven't found it convinced. I've followed James white more than Matt slick on their podcasts but I haven't exhausted their Catholicism material. I did find James white's argument that Peter did not die in Rome to be in error and refuted by the discovery of peter's tomb. lurker, I have been involved in Christian apologetics for years but never gave Catholicism a thought as anything more than a devil's tool until a few years ago when I started watching programming on ewtn.
I do hope you find time to read my meditation. I was raised in the RCC, so there are some things I recognize that others might not. As you will see as you read what I sent is the RCC uses what I referred to as misdirection in all their doctrine. So, when they appear to agree with Christian dogma, they really don't and they know they don't.
All cults use misdirection and the RCC is particularly good at that. If you can find any doctrine and I mean any doctrine they teach that you believe is biblical, send me an email and you will quickly find out the truth.
Brother Lurker's comment regarding Peter is accurate by the way.
The worst consequence involves of course those that were abused by these pedophiles. But, close behind that is the fact that âmostâ unbelievers consider catholicism to be synonymous with Christianity, so our glorious gospel has been dummied down.
I remember once debating with a Muslim apologist and he kept referencing the crusades and the atrocities that were committed. I couldnât convince him that the crusaders were not Christians. And, because of our modern day political religious system that was handed down by the RCC, Finney and the Grahams, the RCC is still considered to be part of our Christian community. There is no modern day secular media or politician that will denounce these false churches.
I personally knew a young German Christian who was abused by his priest. He told his mother and she told him to keep quiet about it because it would cause a scandal and hurt the local church. But, the Lord saved this young man and he can save others that were abused.