Carol wrote: Concerning women posters on SA. For me personally I do not want to enter in a prolonged convo with any of the male posters on any forum. Just because we are behind a computer screen does not negate God and husband honoring principles. But I do like to give encouragement, perhaps ask a question, or sometimes post what the Lord has taught me in His Word concerning the subject at hand. I do realize that there are some posters who will not agree with me but that's fine, we are all a work in progress as we journey to our Fathers house. Looking forward to meeting many of you on that great day.
Dr. Tim wrote: I'm outraged, Christopher's bitter, Connor is having conniptions, and now Barney's feelin' puny. Meanwhile JY is still defending Catholicism and JL is still in cahoots with the devil. Looks like we all got up on the wrong side of the pickup this morning. Maybe things'll look brighter in the morning.
Dr. Tim wrote: Hoo-ee, 'at sounds mighty fine, Watcher! Jes' be shore'n brang summa Aint Bee's huckleberry cobbler! I'm a-slobberin' all over myself jes' thankin' about it!
The only problem is Barney comin' down wit' somethin' aaaawful. I think Thelma Lou served him some pork that was a little off. He'll have to stay home as there's nothin' worse than havin' a deputy throwing up in his hat while you try to fish.
Dr. Tim wrote: I think I've found a way for all of those school shooters to get off the hook. All they have to do is claim that they were performing late-term abortions, and the feminists and liberal media would rally to their defense.
Don't give the sickos ideas. in this sick world, that one day, might become a reality.
Dr. Tim wrote: Ahhh! Two hours till daylight, two eggs in the skillet, and two possum patties on the grill! You oughta try it, Connor. Maybe then you wouldn't go around with your knickers in a knot. Guy, did I insult you? If so, you know I didn't mean to. Unlike some folks on here, you don't stand around with a chip on your shoulder daring anyone to knock it off. Instead, you seem to exemplify the right attitude, the one that says "A possum a day keeps the moodiness away." Poor ol' Con could sure use a dose of that. Sometimes he acts grumpier than a badger with lower back pain. Pore feller just needs a buttered-up cathead biskit, a Mason jar of swee' tea, and a day off down at th' fishin' hole. That'd get the kinks outta his galluses, doncha reckin?
Shoot..can I come? I'm almost finished up at the garage fixin' up ol' Andy's patrol car. I can bring Goober along and some baloney sandwiches. Of course, Aunt Bee always makes her own baloney with fresh possum.
Concerned wrote: Either back up your claims (freemasonry, etc) with proof, or SHUT UP(if yâ€™all know how). BG has now neen deceased for almost two weeks, and we walk in circles arguing over the doctrine and personal life of a dead man. Heres a little hint. GOD DOESNâ€™T NEED HELP DECIDING IF BILLY GRAHAM IS IN HEAVEN. Hereâ€™s another little hint. YOU WILL NOT CONVINCE THE PEOPLE YOU ARGUE WITH THAT YOU ARE RIGHT. ITâ€™S ONLY A WASTE OF TIME AND A BAD TESTIMONY TO OTHERS ON THIS FORUM. Go ahead: *cue hateful comments and slanderous remarks*
I don't need to be told to shut up. Since when is there a double standard amongst Christians? You can rip and beat me from pillar to post, and yet I have to remain gentle and unoffending? I get along with non-Christians who know that I am a Christian way better than I do on this hypocritical forum. I have never seen the like! If anyone were to read the comments here directed at me and others who try their best to expose heresies in Christianity, they would run away. It's you all who should be ashamed of yourselves. Have the apostasy and heresy. Enjoy your fill. I don't care anymore.
Just a guy wrote: John for JESUS from Atl writes: There is no evidence that Billy Graham was a freemasonry, much less to the 33rd degree! Nor did he endorse homosexuality. He was a preacher of the gospel! My pastor knew him and wouldn't say so many kind words about a heretic. Proof..... All things true are backed by proof...
Just google it people. It's been a known fact for years. BTW...John for JESUS sounds an awful lot like John from Yurich
Frank wrote: I agree with your logic. It is like saying a pastor will be judged by things he says from the podium, but he can do and say anything he wants in his personal life. BG certainly would have understood Masonry since he was the highest degree. I have never studied Masonry, but my understanding of it is the same as yours. One cannot practice it and claim to be a Christian. They are antithetical to each other. And, anyone who understands RC and supports, promotes, or condones it should â€śnot be treatedâ€ť as a believer. Now folks can understand what I meant when I said he dummied down the gospel more than any modern preacher. Just look at this forum!
Yep...it's like shouting into the wind. No one will hear you. Sad...I'll say no more. I tried.
The Quiet Christian wrote: Taking the Bible literally, it says that whosoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved, Watcher. Does that mean the Mason who comes to Christ isn't in sin? Absolutely not, and he needs to repent. That may not be the first sin he repents of. The reality is that we are all still in sin as sin inst just something we do, it's something we possess (1 John 1:8)....Even if he was a Mason.
Then he can't be a Mason any longer. Why is this so confusing with you? I have studied and researched these people extensively and NO ONE can be a practicing Mason (especially the degree Graham was) and be a Christian.
Do you know what it means to be a Mason? Can a practicing Muslim be a Christian? Your logic makes no sense to me. Yes, ONCE you are saved by the grace and mercy of God, you turn your back on your old lifestyle, practices and sin. Do we continue to sin? Yes. Do we continue to worship Lucifer? No.
The Quiet Christian wrote: Thanks, Steve, for posting this positional statement. My father-in-law was never too keen on Billy Graham for the reason you stated, and rightfully so. Yes, indeed, Billy Graham had his failings, issues, and problems just like the rest of us and was as much in need of the imputed righteousness of His Savior Jesus Christ as the rest of us. It is simply unfair to proclaim the man "unsaved" because of his doctrinal error and wrong to state that his ministry didn't bear any good fruit. I would hazard that Mr. Graham's approach yielded more fruit for the Kingdom than the endless debates that fill these commentary pages. It saddens me to see just statements, although meant to uphold truth, so angrily flung. Forgive me, Brothers and Sisters, as I have been a participant. And forgive me, Lord, for soiling Your name.
Okay...putting aside his theological errors, in your opinion, can a Mason be biblically saved? Please answer this question objectively without even thinking about the man behind the question.
What is the Gospel? It's the most horrible yet beautiful message the world has ever known.
An angry God who sent His Son to the cross to die in our place. To die as a ransom and a sacrifice so I could have life. To know that I was picked before the foundation of the world for salvation and there's absolutely nothing I could do to change that.
To know that a holy and pure God sent His own Son to the cross to die in my place still brings me to tears. I am not worthy nor do I deserve it.
I will live for Him and bring Jesus glory in every way I can. Of course, not through my power or supposed intelligence, but through the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit, otherwise my motives will ruin it all.
I will be forever grateful and appreciative for what God did for me. I will serve Him forever no matter what He brings into my life. The Gospel is the most beautiful news I have ever received. I was lost, but now I am found. I was blind and now I see. Amazing Grace it is indeed.
John Yurich USA wrote: I have mentioned the name of my Baptist Church before. It is River of Life Church of Hastings, Minnesota.
I always find it interesting that Christians think that unless they get buried in a grave in a casket, God won't be able to raise them up at the Resurrection. What if Christ doesn't come back for another 1000 years? Your bones will be dust anyhow. Not only that, but talk about putting God in a box. Like He's not able to do the impossible out of dirt?
Cremation is truly the smartest way (in my mind) as it saves your family from the bill, the constant memories and the burden of having to maintain a plot. I remember an article when this man died and was buried in a grave sitting on his Harley Davidson. What a waste!
John, you should get your awesome pastor Steve to comment on this forum. He can defend you much better than you defend yourself.
Hugh wrote: Burial or cremation matter little to me, I am confident my God will if he wants resurrect both my late wife (whose created remains) lye in a casket and if I am not called home before He returns then resurrect me from my remains also. .... As for John and his grand plans, rather than selfishly build a monument to yourself John, why not consider giving your riches to those needy either in your fellowship or beyond... For when we are absent from the body we shall be in Glory..what good a monument to your bones my friend??... Best Hugh
Agree Hugh. I see nothing in the New Covenant that commands us to spend minimum of $10,000 on a simple casket and multiple thousands for a plot and more thousands for upkeep and rent of that plot for the rest of your days (at least that's the way it is here in Canada). My dad is in his late 80's and I expect with all his health challenges, he'll be dying soon. I am not looking forward to the bill. I told my wife to cremate me. Costs too much otherwise and I don't want her stuck with that bill.
Anyone who wants to be buried in a coffin and have a headstone reeks of selfishness. IMHO anyway...
Dr. Tim wrote: "Vital truth is simple. A great many things are hard to understand; but that which is essential to salvation is not difficult. To know yourself a sinner, and Christ a Saviour, is this a deep mystery? To quit your own self, and your own trusts, simply to rely upon the person and work of the Son of God, is this exceedingly difficult to understand?" (Spurgeon) Many who blast easy believism go to the opposite extreme and add layer upon layer of complexity to the gospel message. Rather than "the simplicity that is in Christ," they prefer the difficulty that is in human logic. If a child cannot understand your gospel, you...
Many good points. The trap many Christians fall into is trying to have an intellectual conversation with sinners, trying their best to convince them of the Gospel's truth. If the Holy Spirit's not involved, guiding and directing the hearts and minds of both parties, every word will fall on deaf ears and dead soil.
Never get ahead of the Holy Spirit and try to win souls with clever arguments. It'll never work and if it does, you will just have a false convert on your hands.