justice is hell wrote: There is NONE righteous not even one in the whole of history.
What about Abel? There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil (Job 1). There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless (Luke 1:5,6). Or Cornelius (Acts 10). Scripture is filled with righteous people. There are and always have been exceptions to the rule. These exceptions are the reason why America is not right now a smouldering heap of ash (Gen 18:23). Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God (Matt 5:8). Since we are all born innocent and there is no sin nature, which is a pagan myth, we can all be pure in heart through repentance and faith proven by deeds.
"More people are living alone, especially men". Men are the casualties of the new morality. Most are just wasting their time with Internet dating. Female heterosexuality is rapidly losing ground to bisexuality, so females have more choice. As more and more females pair off together, men are left hung and dry. This is the result of decades of idolising and exalting the female form at every turn, so they become vain in their imaginations, worshipping and serving the creature more than the creator, and end up dishonouring their bodies between themselves, as the scripture teaches (Romans 1). High heel shoes are a status symbol, Satanically inspired, elevating the female form and putting it on a pedestal. Sad.
Alarming, if true. My experience on youtube is that unbelievers are full of hate and vicious profanity; believers tend to be relatively courteous, misguided more often than not, but rarely vile. Consider Genesis 6:5. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.
But Why? Why did this grieve God? If man is not responsible for his actions because he has a sin nature causing him to sin, why would God be grieved? Wickedness is precisely what one should expect. But if in fact man does not have a sin nature but is entirely responsible for his actions through free the passage begins to make sense.
The false doctrine of the sin nature is absolutely pagan and it is deadly teaching. If you tell people they have a sin nature they will behave as if they have a sin nature. True the Church needs to repent. They need to repent of these false doctrines and fallacies that make no sense when you compare them to the Bible, so that man can be brought to true repentance when he faces without pretext or excuse his own sin for what it really is, TRANSGRESSION OF THE LAW, rather than some mythical disease he is born with.
Youtube channel: holdingfirmly for a full exposition and demolition of these deadly doctrines of men (easy believism, OSAS, not of works,finished-work-of-the-cross-has-got-it-all-covered-so-you-don't-have-to-do-anything-just-as-long-as-you-believe, blah, blah, blah.
Great Sermon! Jesus puts the rapture on the last day (John 6). Paul places it at the last trump (1 Cor 15), Revelation puts the resurrection after the tribulation (Rev 20:6), Jesus is coming as a thief after the tribulation (Rev 16:15), the Day of the Lord comes after the sun and moon are darkened (Joel 2:31, Acts 2:20). Paul exhorts the Church to watch for the Day of the Lord (1 Thess 5). 2 Thess 2:1 ties the 2nd Coming and the "gathering" together as the same event after the man of sin is revealed. The word Parousia (coming) is common to both Matt 24 and 1 Thess 4. I could go on and on. The evidence for a post-trib rapture is so overwhelming it defies belief anyone could believe otherwise. But no, apparently there will be 2 resurrections of the dead in Christ, 2 2nd Comings, 2 last days, 2 last trumps, Jesus will be coming as a thief twice, ...
Everything is duplicated for the convenience of sparing the Church the tribulation.
Oh, and nice work guys.
Reprobated liberals use that Ezekiel passage to justify their gay agenda. The prophet is pointing out that the lesser sins of idleness, pride etc led on to the more grievous sins of homosexual behaviour: "They committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good" (verse 50). If you doubt this read the book of Jude and 2 Peter 2, which is all about "giving themselves over to fornication" and going after "strange flesh" and "walking after lusts" and nothing about pride or idleness. All gross sins of the flesh are a serious matter and provoke God's wrath. Homosexual behaviour is the most serious of all short of murder. The scripture is clear on that. This article is about homosexual behaviour, therefore you should not be surprised to find comments in that direction. Nobody is commenting about pornography because it is not an article about pornography.
James is not implying all sins are equal, he is simply pointing out that if you transgress the law you are a transgressor of the law. Fornication is consistently singled out in scripture as very grievous (1 Cor 6:18 etc). According to Romans 1 God's wrath is revealed from heaven against ALL ungodliness, but in particular against homosexual behaviour. Homosexual behaviour is in fact the culmination of his wrath. Thus the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were overthrown with fire and brimstone. You may sympathize the individual suffering unwanted same-sex attraction, but any form of compromise on a broader level is a dangerous and deadly game. As for the Church itself, that is a joke. They pound it into people's brains they are born depraved and are infected with a disease called sin, then have the effrontery to criticize their depraved behaviour. Absurd. Until the Church rejects the gnostic/pagan philosophy of original sin and inherited sin nature and returns to the doctrine according to godliness once delivered unto the saints, they are wasting their time. There is only good and evil, light and dark, there are no grey areas. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous (1 John 3:7).
The Penal Substitution of the atonement was not the doctrine of the church for its first 1000 years of history, so there is nothing wrong with rejecting that. Certainly works will not atone for past sins, but the opposite extreme is equally heretical. A working faith of holiness and good works are absolutely required to enter the kingdom. Read the book of James, Luke 6 and others etc.
His position on homosexuality is utterly reprehensible and a one way ticket to perdition. A little leaven leavens the whole lump. Satan is tearing down the gender boundary. Young people are being indoctrinated to make no distinction between gender when choosing a partner. This is the antichrist spirit of lawlessness and will end up at Mystery Babylon, upon which the plagues of God will fall.
Brilliant Debate! The fallacy of original sin is demonstrated very clearly here. One error leads inevitably into the next. The OS proponent makes 2 telling statements that are provably false according to scripture.
1. Christ's righteousness is imputed to you even though you are not righteous.
Not according to scripture.
Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous (1 John 3:7).
2. God no longer sees you and your sins but instead only the righteousness of Christ.
Not according to scripture.
Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him whom we have to do (Hebrews 4:14)
That was the true light,which lighteth every man that cometh into the world (John 1:9)
Clearly we are born innocent and into light not darkness. We have a constitutional conscience given to us by God. For God has manifest it in us (Romans 1:19)
It would be interesting to hear how exactly this so-called sinful nature actually got there. Is it the proponent's contention that God put it there? Did God deliberately give man a nature inclined to wickedness? If so then Genesis 6:5,6 would not make any sense at all, because it would be God's own fault.
Brilliant Debate! Evolution and the doctrine of Original Sin.
The 2 biggest lies in the history of mankind. Amazing how these 2 lies are presented in such a way as to make it almost impossible for the unsuspecting to sift what they are hearing and figure out precisely what the real truth is. For example John 3 is mentioned, but the scripture is clearly twisted to "prove" original sin. But man's "deeds" are evil, not his fallen nature. THIS IS THE CONDEMNATION! He chooses darkness by his own free will, otherwise he has an excuse. That is the point. All through scripture man is called to forsake his sins and come clean with God. But if you are incapable of forsaking your sins through total inability, you might as well throw the Bible in the trash. You'd think more people would get it: Satan wants you to think you can't forsake your sins, wants you to think sin is a disease you are born with and really it's not your fault. Original sin is indeed Satan's Masterpiece. It subverts the gospel and freezes it into a state of uselessness at a single stroke, and the lie goes on, and on, and on. But not forever. Jesus is coming soon. Amen.
Reformed Theology is full of error. The finished work of the cross does not give you a licence to sin. Neither does it remove obligation from the believer to forsake his sins and walk in full obedience. Works cannot atone for past sins, that is true, only the blood of Christ can do that. But works and obedient faith are absolutely required to maintain your salvation. Read the book of James, Luke 6 etc and many others. People who claim the finished work of the cross is so complete you can do what you like and forget about works, these are the ones trampling the blood of Christ, as it it is written Hebrews 10. Read the early Church Fathers, many of them taught by Paul and the Apostles themselves. You are not born in sin and you don't have a sin nature and it is your responsibility to walk worthy of your calling. Original sin is the very gnostic philosophy the early church were fighting.You corrupt yourself and put yourself in bondage by your own choice. See youtube channels holdingfirmly and Refuting Calvinism for more details and don't waste time with the devils and trolls on here. They will put you soul in hell.
Christopher000 wrote: Seems to me that the theology of election, foreknowledge, etc, sometimes leads people down the "what's the point of prayer path".
Many are going to learn with a shock that the theology they hold to is all bogus. Never forget there are devils all over the Internet posing as Christians with great talk, but it's all lies and fallacy. Anyone actually dares speak the truth and the attacks are vicious.
Predestination/election is false doctrine. Original Sin is false doctrine. Penal Substitution is false doctrine. The free will of man was taught universally by the Church until heretics like Augustine, Calvin and Luther came along. For more information see youtube channel: Refuting Calvinism Run by the very wise and learned Kerrigan Skelly. Or holdingfirmly Run by the even wiser Mike DeSario
Avoid pointless debates on sights like this with. The devil has been perfecting these lies for over 1000 years and it's slick. Real slick. Find the truth yourself and let no man deceive you.
John UK wrote: Hee hee. Oh boy. Tell you what, you tell me what a man must do to be saved? Does the penal substitution of the Incarnate God have anything to do with it, when he died on a cross to bear away the wrath of God?
Please go to youtube channel: holdingfirmly run by Mike DeSario. He's just released a superb video: Spirit vs the Flesh. You might also try the channel: Refuting Calvinism. And yes the penal model is heresy. It was developed in the 11th century by a Benedictine monk. We are living in a time of unprecedented deception.
Calvinism and Arminianism are both wrong. It's just the doctrines of men. Elaborate systems of theology designed to replace the simple gospel of repentance and faith proven by deeds, which was preached by the early church until Augustine came along with his pagan/gnostic ideas of dual nature and original sin and the rest. Read the early Church Fathers, many of whom were taught by the apostles themselves. They all agreed that if you didn't believe in man's free will you were a heretic. The Westminster Confession of Faith contains masses of error. What is the point of rejecting the authority of the papacy if you continue to teach their garbage doctrines? Nobody will believe this now, but it'll all come out in the wash at the judgement. Until then the leaven of the Pharisees will rule and that is what you will peddle when you scramble to reply to this post. Happy delusions.
1517 wrote: Get real from earth, Are you saying you are against Luther? Goodness, what a rant.
Luther was a Jew-hating reprobate. Hitler was a big fan. Luther said: So when the devil says to you "Do not drink" answer him "I will drink, and right freely, just because you tell me not to. One must always do what Satan forbids. What other cause do you think that I have for drinking so much strong drink? Would that I could contrive some great sin to spite the devil, that he might understand that I would not even acknowledge it and that I was conscious of no sin whatsoever."
What does the bible say about drunkenness? You won't inherit the kingdom.
It's about time people like Luther, Calvin and Augustine were exposed for what they are.
Shane wrote: Question... If you read, let's say... the ESV, are you being decieved?
I think that's the wrong question.
If the scriptures are not "fixed" but are subject to constant editing and tampering by man, and if through this process more than 60,000 words are deleted from the established text of the Bible, is it not safe to conclude something profoundly satanic is at work?
But Mr Robertson, this is precisely the point. You talk about 65 million years as if it's established fact. It isn't. You presume it is because you have caved into the indoctrination of secular science. You've been brainwashed. Satan is the father of lies. He seeks to turn everything the Bible teaches on its head. God made them in kinds, Satan promotes the idea one kind changes into another. God made the earth in 6 days, Satan promotes the idea it took millions of years. Are we really to believe 99.9% of human history is unrecorded and undocumented, but hey presto, recorded history fits very well into the biblical record? Earth to Mr Robertson, there's been a global flood, thus the rock layers. Wake up.