Cliff Leckey wrote: June, We all have numerous flaws & Christians in Public life Are in the spotlight while all the rest of us have the privilege of animosity. My point is, only Sinners need a Saviour, all else are Excluded!.
A Christian Minister is to be an example to the flock. Your examples of instances of "personal flaws" . . sin committed by the Godly men cited in your comment is not analogous to taking a seat in the EU for 40 years, an institution denounced by Ian Paisley himself as the very "seat of the Antichrist". These men and women did not persist in, nor pursue a path of sin and rebellion. Ian Paisley made a deliberate, conscious and calculated decision to pursue a lifetime career in politics which included his seat in the EU! We are talking about the very tenor of his life . . politics . . not a "personal flaw".
This is hypocrisy and gives every appearance of defection to Rome.
Cliff . . a possible explanation to the question I posed to you . .
"Ian Paisley, Protestant Presbyterian Minister in Ireland, has exposed the Jesuit Order for many years as did Englishman Avro Manhattan. Both men have made invaluable contributions to our knowledge and understanding of the doctrines and deeds of that Society of Jesus now ruling the world. . .
Ian Paisley Never, Never exposes Dame of Malta Queen Elizabeth II as the greatest traitor to the Protestant British Crown, Protestant Anglican Church and Protestant English, Scottish and certain Irish peoples, she submitting to the diabolical direction of that present Antichrist in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI! Why not? Further, Paisley enters into a coalition government for Ireland with IRA Jesuit murderers Gerry Adams and Martin McGinnis in 2007. Why? Your Editor believes that Ian Paisley is now compromised, now doing the political work for the Order and is thus a Jesuit Temporal Coadjutor!"
- Eric Jon Phelps / http://www.vaticanassassins.org/2010/11/jesuit-temporal-coadjutor-ian-paisley-exposes-the-jesuit-order-ruling-irela
Have you ever wondered how Ian Paisley, a professing Christian and Christian Minister could denounce the European Union as the very seat of â€śthe Antichristâ€ś, but in 1979, take his seat in their assembly until 2004 when he retired? ?
http://www.ianpaisley.org/article.asp?ArtKey=666 ****** I am a former R.C. converted to Christ, by God's grace, by the sovereign work of the Holy Spirit. When I became convicted through God's Word that Roman Catholicism was the very seat of the Antichrist, I immediately "departed out of her" per the Lord's express command as found in Rev. 18:4:
"Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, ad that ye receive not of her plagues."
You're probably wondering why I have brought James White into the discussion. Simply because he is a featured Speaker at S.A.who has been especially vocal in his criticism of Harold Camping.
How can one who has been exposed by his colleagues / credible critics as theologically unsound, presume to point out the doctrinal errors of others when he himself endorses and promotes so-called modern versions of God's Word that advance those same heresies as cited in prior comments. Those who undermine God's Word serve Satan, who from the beginning said . . "Yea, hath God said." (Gen. 3:1)
To their credit, S.A.provides a pulpit for the few who faithfully preach sound doctrine . . "the wholesome words of our Lord Jesus Christ",(1 Tim. 6:3) of which Pastor Michael Pickett is one. He is a scholar in the true sense of the word, taught of His God, and as such, eminently qualified to proclaim His unchanging Truth through the "foolishness of preaching"(1 Cor. 1:18-21)to the "edifying of the body of Christ."(Eph. 4:11-12)
"And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God." - 1 Cor.2:4-5
James White . . biblical scholar or speculator at-large? ? â€śEver-learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." (II Tim. 3:7) God is not the author of confusion . . but as it is written . . . â€śNow the serpent was more subtle . . . And he said . . Yea, hath God said?â€ť (Gen. 3:1; II Cor. 2:11)
James White's Shell Game by: Will Kinney / http://av1611.com/kjbp/articles/kinney-james-white-shell-game.html Excerpt: â€śI have read the Holy Bible several times in my life, and I have yet to find the verse that tells me we are called to invest our energies in finding out what God did or did not cause to be written in His word. In spite of Mr. White's loftly calling, modern scholarship has resulted in a constantly changing series of new versions that contradict each other and the King James Bible in literally hundreds of verses, and the number of Christians who no longer believe in the inerrancy of Scripture continues to grow each day. The simple fact is that James White does not believe in the inerrancy of any Scripture we can hold in our hands and read with full confidence that we are reading the very words of God. All he has to offer us is an endless series of conflicting and contradictory ball-park approximations of what God might or might not have said.â€ť
truth is by faith wrote: "The heretical error which . . . asks us to receive is 3. Denial of the Trinity."
Many today are "handling the word of God deceitfully" And what of James White? ? (II Cor. 4:2)(1 John 4:1)
Godhead or Deity - Is James White Right? By: Will Kinney http://www.sovereignword.org/index.php/will-kinneys-king-james-bible-defense-articles/63-godhead-or-deity-is-james-white-right-galatians-324-qthe-law-was-our-schoolmasterq Excerpt: â€ťMr. White also shows his hypocrisy when he says the KJB translates three "completely" different words as Godhead. The NASB, for whom he now works, has two very different words translated as deity - daimonion in Acts 17:18 and theotes in Colossians 2:9 - and another five very different words translated as Divine. In Acts 17:29 theios is translated as "divine nature", in Romans 1:20 theiotes is "divine nature", in Romans 11:4 kreematismos is translated as "divine response", in 2 Corinthians thew is translated as "divinely", and in Hebrews 9:1 latreia is translated as "divine service". The word Godhead in orthodox Christian theology clearly implies the Trinity.â€ť
The fact that James White works for the NASB goes along way in explaining his preference for it.
The heretical error . . 4. Christ is at the same level as Satan. What does James White teach? - - Who rules or is in control of this world, God or Satan? Will Kinney / http://www.sovereignword.org/index.php/will-kinneys-king-james-bible-defense-articles/81-who-controls-the-world-god-or-satan-1-john-519 - - "believe it or not, many new versions change the truth of God's sovereign rule and would have us believe that Satan is the ruler of this world and is in control. In fact, they come right out and say it in these exact words. The NIV says: "The whole world is UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE EVIL ONE." NASB "the whole world lies in the power of the evil one." Today's English Version "the whole world is under the rule of the Evil One." ESV (English Standard Version)"the whole world lies in the power of the evil one." Living Bible 1981 "the world around us is under Satan's power and control." ISV (International Standard Version) "the whole world lies under the control of the evil one." Satan is NOT the ruler of this world. He is the spiritual "prince of this world",as the KJB, RV, ASV, Tyndale, Geneva, and even the NIV correctly say, but there are also other spiritual "princes"or beings working among the nations, and all of them are under the control of God not Satan.
truth is by faith wrote: "The heretical error which May21 asks us to receive is 3. Denial of the Trinity."
And others like James White, who professes to be a Christian Apologist, a featured Speaker at SA, whom many regard as a "biblical scholar", is found in truth to be â€śwresting the Scripturesâ€ť by undermining the veracity of God's Word as found in the King James Bible, who has wrought confusion in the professing Church of Jesus Christ.
Talk about a convoluted theology? ? ? How can James White purport to â€śloveâ€ť the Doctrine of the Trinity LOVING THE TRINITY, By James R. White link: http://www.equip.org/PDF/DT250.pdf and turn around and embrace the modern translations of the bible that compromise that very doctrine.
1 John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. This verse clearly sets forth the Biblical doctrine of the Trinity, as it is found above in the Authorized Version of Scripture.
Most modern translations so mutilate this verse that there is no longer any reference to the Trinity to be found within it at all.
The New American Standard Version (NASV), The New International Version (NIV), and The Living Bible (LB) all remove any reference to either the Father, or the Word (Jesus Christ) from this verse.
The New King James Version (NKJV), maintains the reference to the Trinity in the text. However, it contains a footnote that sets forth only a biased part of the textual evidence concerning the verse and leaves a very strong impression that these words do not belong in the Bible.
Colossians 2:8-9 "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, aftr the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of THE GODHEAD bodily."
"James White, a well known King James Bible critic, ignorantly harangues against the use of the word Godhead in the KJB. In his book, The King James Only Controversy, when discussing Colossians 2:9 Mr. White says on page 204: "Yet, the KJV rendering of this verse is probably the least clear of almost all currently available translations. How does one explain what "Godhead" means? Who really uses this term any longer? And what about the fact that the KJV uses "godhead" in other places when it is translating a completely different Greek term?"
The word Godhead in orthodox Christian theology clearly implies the Trinity."
An inspiring sermon Pastor Pickett, by way of a postscript to my comment above, I would add . . .
You truly are a loving and caring shepherd who watches diligently over the flock God has entrusted to you.
More than that . . the poignant testimony you give of your own trial of affliction with cancer uniquely qualifies you to both comfort and instruct the Lord's people with both compassion and love.
You speak out of the "abundant good treasure of your heart" and your ministry is a rich and continual source of blessing to me. I have the deepest regard for you and do â€śhighly esteem you in love for your work's sake.â€ť
(1 Thess. 5:12)
May God be pleased to add the increase to your labours in the Word and confirm His work in you. (Acts 2:47)
Those of â€ślike precious faithâ€ť who sincerely desire to â€śfollow on to know the Lordâ€ť and grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, being built up in their most holy faith, will be greatly blessed by your ministry as well!
An inspiring sermon Pastor Pickett . . .
I was not especially surprised to learn that you are despised by many in your community and have been falsely accused by some of preaching error. Having sat under your ministry vis a vis Sermon Audio for sometime now, my immediate thought and reaction to that was â€śnothing could be further from the truthâ€ť.
Your preaching is most solemn, searching the heart, probing the conscience and is both convincing and compelling and comes with the convicting power of the Holy Spirit. The discovery your preaching makes of man's sinful nature is a painful truth which the natural man recoils from.
They cannot endure the pricks to their conscience that your preaching evokes, and so as in the days of Isaiah, seek out preachers who will speak unto them â€śsmooth thingsâ€ť and "prophesy deceits". (Is. 30:10)
Your sermons are weighty,soul-searching, instructive, stirring and challenge us to consider the reality of our religion. Like a physician, who with great precision makes an incision to remove the disease, your preaching cuts to the very heart of our sin sick souls that the remedy found in Christ might be sought by some. Your ministry is evidently a labour of love for God and for the souls of men.
"Reader, do you believe that men like yourself have priestly power? Do you think that they can regenerate infants by sprinkling them, and turn bread and wine into the very body and blood of Jesus Christ? Do you think that a bishop can bestow the Holy Ghost, and that a parish clergyman can forgive sins ? If so . . . you are the victim of crafty deceivers. Your soul will be their prey in life and in death. They cajole you with soft words, fine vestments, loud pretensions, and cunning smiles, but they will conduct you down to the chambers of death, and lead you to the gates of hell. Silly goose, may grace make thee wise!
Jesus Christ is the true Priest who can forgive all your sins; go to him at once, without the intervention of these pretenders. Make confession to him! Seek absolution from him! The Holy Ghost alone can cause you to be born again, and the grace of God alone can bring you to glory." ******** If you would be made wise unto salvation through faith which is in Jesus Christ, read God's Word .. the Bible! (II Tim. 3:15)
a former R.C. born again by the incorruptible word of God! (1 Pet. 1:23)
June wrote: In the context of Hosea 4:3 a RELATED article citing strange phenomena across the globe: "Flocks of dead birds in nations around the world, along with numerous dead fish, have caught the attention of international news media.
By way of a postscript:
Romans 8:32-33 "For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body."
Jude 21: "Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life."
Rev. 22:20: "He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly, Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus."
Little John UK2 . . . In the context of Hosea 4:3 a RELATED article citing strange phenomena across the globe:
"Flocks of dead birds in nations around the world, along with numerous dead fish, have caught the attention of international news media. Google Maps so far has tracked 30 incidents worldwide, with most in the United States and Europe. Scientists, bloggers and others are trying to make sense of these mysterious phenomena, with some calling it the â€śaflockalypse,â€ť a play on the word apocalypse. The widespread interest began after 4,000-5,000 red-winged blackbirds were found dead in Beebe, Arkansas.
Other recent mass animal deaths include: * 200 American coots in Big Cypress Creek, Texas. * 450 birds spread across on a highway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. * 40,000 Velvet swimming crabs (â€śdevil crabsâ€ť) along the beaches of Thanet, Kent, in England. * Thousands of crabs at Palm Bay, Margate. * 100 pelicans near Jacksonville, North Carolina. * 70 bats in Tucson, Arizona."
These preachers & their flocks are motivated and enticed soley by material gain, â€śwhose God is their belly, and whose glory is their shame, who mind earthly thingsâ€ť (Phil 3:19), but know nothing of the â€śunsearchable riches of Jesus Christ.â€ť (Eph. 3:8) If you wish to hear of these UNSEARCHABLE RICHES, I commend to you the God-glorifying, Christ-centered ministry of PASTOR MICHAEL PICKETT.
Those who sincerely wish to â€śfollow on to know the Lordâ€ť and grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, and be â€śbuilt up in their most holy faithâ€ť will be greatly blessed by this man of God's preaching / teaching ministry. His preaching is marked by sound doctrine and the wholesome words of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Eph. 3:7-8: â€śWhereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Unto me, who am less than the least of all the saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;â€ť
Evidence from Rome herself that she is the Harlot Woman of Revelation (Apocalypse) Chapter 17. (reproduced from Hislops The Two Babylons see below) The Apocalyptic emblem of the Harlot woman with the cup in her hand was embodied in the symbols of idolatry derived from ancient Babylon. It is singular that in our own day, the Roman Church has actually taken this very symbol as her own chosen emblem. In 1825, on the occasion of the jubilee, Pope Leo XII. struck a medal, bearing on the one side his own image, and on the other, that of the Church of Rome symbolized as a "woman," holding in her left hand a cross, and in her right a CUP, with the legend around her, "Sedet super universum," " The whole world is her seat."
Reproduced here is a cut of that medal taken from the book The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop, published in America by Loizeaux Brothers Inc. In England by A & C , ltd.
NOTE: The medal referenced above can be viewed here: http://www.sounddoctrine.com/mystery_babylon.htm
June, a sinner by birth; a R.C. by tradition; a CHRISTIAN by God's grace by virtue of the new birth
1 Peter 1:23 "Being born again not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever."
Revelation 18:9-13 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
Here's a sobering thought . . . you or I may be called home at any time.
The vital question for each of us is. . are we "in Christ"? Christ is the "one thing needful"! (Luke 10:42)
For as it is written:
Rev. 14:13 ". . . Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth . . . "
II Tim. 4:8 "Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing."
Jer. 33:16 "In those days shall Judah be saved. and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD, our righteousness."