â€œWE HAVE NO superstitious regard for times and seasons. Certainly we do not believe in the present ecclesiastical arrangement called Christmas: first, because we do not believe in the mass at all, but abhor it, whether it be said or sung in Latin or in English; and, secondly, because we find no Scriptural warrant whatever for observing any day as the birthday of the Saviour; and, consequently, its observance is a superstition, because not of divine authority. Superstition has fixed most positively the day of our Saviourâ€™s birth, although there is no possibility of discovering when it occurred." -Spurgeon 1871
Watchful wrote: Welcome to the forum that has done more to turn away the lost than any other. Christians ripping Christians. Insults, attacks and SermonAudio sits back and allows it all to happen. Everytime I go on this site I leave with a knot in m stomach.
Amen! I wish SermonAudio had a forum where we could discuss and share our thoughts on the news articles; where contributions would stay on the topic at hand.
Where did Luther get his guidance? If he had read and believed the Bible he would have learned that he should not hate the Jews and the Anabaptists. However, on a positive note; he did translate the Bible into a language that the man on the street could understand. Albeit, he felt some parts of the scriptures were of lesser value and some worthless. Evidently he never read the verse that says, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable..."
The true church existed long before the false ones came on the scene.
Luther and fellow reformers simply worked to bring the church back to the theology of St. Augustine (he was an Augustinian monk), but not to return to the faith of the apostles. That faith was evident in Christians around them.
Youth in Asia wrote: A question that changed my life: 1) Will you love me even if I never become Christian? People who genuinely live out this question are some of the most amazing people ever. Though they are the ones who become vulnerable to disappointment, and as such need encouragement from the Church. If you know someone like that go and encourage them!
They say the television's control is in our hand and we can turn it off whenever something offensive is presented. But we cannot accept this argument for two reasons; 1) When we are absent, our children may not be able to prove whether the content of a program is damaging, 2) We ourselves are corrupt by nature and lust after evil things. And therefore cannot always trust ourselves to turn it off when we know we should.
How shall I know where to go to the bathroom? How can I know whether Iâ€™m male or female? Can I trust what my parents told me? How did they know what to put on the birth certificate? Am I male in body but female in mind and soul? Or, how many genders are there to choose from? I was born this way, but Iâ€™m confused! If I marry a woman they call me heterosexual, and if itâ€™s a man I marry, Iâ€™m gay. If I want more than one wife, Iâ€™ll be labelled polygamist. Well, does it make a difference if I marry many women or many men? Am I polygamist either way? But then, is it alright if I then decide I would like to unite with some of each? Now too, what will I be labelled as if I marry my dog, or dogs? There are too many options! Wa-a-ay too many choices and not enough titles. What am I? LGBTIQâ€¦.U? (U â€“ unknown or undecided) I think Iâ€™ll go back to what is stated on my birth certificate. It feels right! God still makes them like he did in the beginning; male or female. By the grace (and for the glory) of God I am what I am.