Another Michael wrote: Jesus Christ not somebody's version of Him
Ok so your version or C H Spurgeon's might be helpful to pinpoint which is biblical as you are the one so vocal against (his) 5 point Calvinism.
His version has an archive at his old church Metropolitan Tabernacle London with 15,000 testimonies of conversion. People who had proven their conversion through their change of life and profession of faith, not just signing a piece of card or walking an aisle.
That alone would silence silly talk -straw man -bogey man- nasty Calvinist unloving soulless version of Christianity. God stamped his mark upon Spurgeon as a teenager and gave him a photographic memory and a remarkable mind who actually studied Calvinism with an open Bible and then preached it from the pulpit. He saw no conflict preaching the Doctrines of Grace and His Jesus, as both Biblical.
You only have to read one Spurgeon sermon to see the vast difference between Christ honouring God glorifying preaching and the fundamentalism of many pulpits today.
God's blessing was upon his ministry.
Now Michael what about your own version of Jesus. Where is the record I can read of how God has used you above these dead 5 point unbiblical Calvinists?
Another Michael wrote: Romans 5:8 But God commends/demonstrates His own Love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. ey.
The book is written to the believers in Rome, those whose faith is spoken of through out the whole world.
Question 1: Does the whole world mean every single nation and person at that point in history AD 56?
Question 2: The scriptures clearly show the epistle was written to those with 'faith', beloved of God, called to be saints. Was every person in Rome called? Was every person who was called 'beloved of God'? Does God send to Hell those He calls beloved?
Romans 1 7Â To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 8Â First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
Same with not willing any to perish, in context it is written to who?
2 Peter 1
Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:
2 Peter 3:1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembranc
The problem is CAPS guy has been outed a few times. Once he said he knew Reformed Baptist Pastor Ralph Ovadal and had attended his church. This trying to give himself some credibility. Ralph came on the comments to deny such. Then the same CAPS guy said he had friends who had contacted aliens and been to other planets and seen them. Then the link above where he says the end is 2018. Whatever CAPS guy us up to it isn't good. Now he reinvents in small case, but he was easily identified! There is another key DELETE. There is also the scripture 'a fool's voice is known by multitude of words.' Just spend some time reading his older posts.
Nabeel said he has a RC cousin who is a Priest at the Vatican and 'a brother in Christ'. Nabeel spoke well of charismatic deceivers like Joyce Meyer and even himself sought charismatic healing when he knew he had little time left. Apologists who speak well of Rome or who are in any way ecumenical deserve our full scrutiny.
The above contains some links to some troublesome concerns re: Nabeel's ministry, but also a very gracious word regarding Nabeel's passing into glory, trusting His Saviour. Worth reading.
Dave wrote: Show me a professional sportsman, that isn't driven by pride and lust
Fits the majority of professing Christians also who follow sports. Proud of their local team, fist pumping, over bearing, boasting of their mini gods--whether 'their team' or personal individual hero. Pouring over articles and stats on their beloved heroes whose lives are often anything but an example to our young folk; but hey he's in my team and my hero! One would think we were participating with the worldly crowd in their act of religious sporting devotion and enjoying it rather more than the joy a Sabbath Day well spent with our God. How many prefer sports on the Lord's Day and would gladly cancel Christian worship to watch their team in some final instead!! Sports have become a substitute 'god' for many. Odes and chants to our heroes replacing hymns and psalms to our God. The Sabbath delight is attending the football stadium, the cathedral on the hill, on the Lord's day. The Devil doesn't have to try hard to take up a believer's time...he just needs to introduce a remote control and the sports channels. If it isn't sports it will be movies and TV or something on the internet that will promote some form of lust. May God deliver us from our devotions
Great Sermon! Cities well fortified have broad walls, and so had Jerusalem in her glory. The New Jerusalem must, in like manner, be surrounded and preserved by a broad wall of nonconformity to the world, and separation from its customs and spirit. The tendency of these days break down the holy barrier, and make the distinction between the church and the world merely nominal. Professors are no longer strict and Puritanical, questionable literature is read on all hands, frivolous pastimes are currently indulged, and a general laxity threatens to deprive the Lord's peculiar people of those sacred singularities which separate them from sinners. It will be an ill day for the church and the world when the proposed amalgamation shall be complete, and the sons of God and the daughters of men shall be as one: then shall another deluge of wrath be ushered in. Beloved reader, be it your aim in heart, in word, in dress, in action to maintain the broad wall, remembering that the friendship of this world is enmity against God.
C H Spurgeon Evening Devotional Aug 20
Great Sermon! . The tendency of these days break down the holy barrier, and make the distinction between the church and the world merely nominal. Professors are no longer strict and Puritanical, questionable literature is read on all hands, frivolous pastimes are currently indulged, and a general laxity threatens to deprive the Lord's peculiar people of those sacred singularities which separate them from sinners. It will be an ill day for the church and the world when the proposed amalgamation shall be complete, and the sons of God and the daughters of men shall be as one: then shall another deluge of wrath be ushered in. Beloved reader, be it your aim in heart, in word, in dress, in action to maintain the broad wall, remembering that the friendship of this world is enmity against God.
C H Spurgeon devotional Aug 20