Christopher, Last Saturday during Vigil Mass the assistant priest preached about having a personal relationship with Jesus as Lord and Savior is the only way to gain entrance into Heaven. It is false to state that Catholic priests do not preach that salvation comes only through having a personal relationship with Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Tomorrow at that Baptist Church I attend on Sunday mornings will be a special Saturday session of that membership preparation class because it is the last session of the membership preparation class. During which I will read my testimony before Pastor, the class and some of the Elders who will be in attendance. I will also turn in the signed Statement of Membership Responsibility. Then on a Sunday in the near future then I will go before the congregation and read my testimony and then the members and the Elders will vote on my becoming a member of that Baptist Church.
Kev wrote: I didnâ€™t ask that. You said that Pastor Steve said that the Calvinist doctrine that there are elect is satanic. Did Pastor Steve say that or not?
You asked did I lie about what Pastor Steve stated? And I responded by stating that I did not prevaricate about what Pastor Steve stated, meaning that Pastor did state that the Calvinist doctrine that there are the elect is satanic. Prevaricate means the same thing as lie.
Kev wrote: Ephesians 1:4-6 4 According as he hath CHOSEN US IN HIM BEFORE the FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having PREDESTINATED US UNTO THE ADOPTION OF CHILDREN by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. Romans 8:29-30 29 For whom he did FOREKNOW, HE ALSO DID PREDESTINATE TO BE CONFORMED to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. John Y you should guard your tougue against blaspheming the word of God.
Then what is the sense of preaching the Gospel of salvation to the lost if there is just the elect who will be saved? Baptists consider the Calvinist doctrine of salvation to be satanic because it goes against the biblical command to preach the Gospel of salvation to the lost in order for the lost to receive salvation.