Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is providing few details about his recent decision to convert to Roman Catholicism.
Gingrich previously had identified as a Baptist, but two Saturdays ago in Washington, DC, the former House Speaker was officially confirmed into the Catholic Church.
Gingrich, whose third wife Calista is a Catholic, recently criticized the University of Notre Dame for inviting President Obama to speak at its commencement, saying Obama's "policies are so anti-Catholic values." In an interview with OneNewsNow, Gingrich was reluctant to explain why he "swam the Tiber."...
Jim Lincoln wrote: [URL=http://www.catholicconcerns.com/Rome.html]]]Were the Early Christians Roman Catholics?[/URL]
Jim, yes, I read that one some time ago when you posted it before. After reading other sources, it is very honest and true. 1,700 years ago or prior to Constantine taking control, Christians had relative freedom to believe or worship and protest as they chose, but not so after Constantine and the decrees of his bishops were declared as the only acceptable statements of faith. There was just as much persecution after Constantine as before. It just shifted or took on a different form after he took control of spiritual things. Prior to Constantine, Christians were persecuted for simply being Christians. After Constantine particular groups of Christians were persecuted for not submitting to the doctrinal decrees of the Contantinian Church or what we know today as the Roman Catholic Church.
Faithful Remnant there is more than one source, about [URL=http://www.catholicconcerns.com/Rome.html]]]Were the Early Christians Roman Catholics?[/URL] or URL=http://www.johnankerberg.org/Articles/_PDFArchives/roman-catholicism/RC2W0700.pdf]]]The Church of Rome Steps Into Apostasy[/URL]... To people like John it doesn't matter if a person is joined with URL=http://www.johnankerberg.org/Articles/_PDFArchives/roman-catholicism/RC2W0601.pdf]]]Roman Catholics, Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses[/URL].
Matthew 5 15Neither do men light a lamp, and put it under the bushel, but on the stand; and it shineth unto all that are in the house. 16Even so let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
John, you can't be light on the table if you hidding in the Romish Church.
Faithful Remnant, it's the Unholy Father or His Unholiness of the Vatican. As far a Gingrich is concerned, The number of divorces he has and being married to a Catholic they are both unbelievers.
No, John, you're syncretistic are anti-Christian. you are much like the fellow in the book of James, James 1 8 a doubleminded man, unstable in all his ways.
James 4:8 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye doubleminded. 1 Kings 18:21 21. And Elijah came near unto all the people, and said, How long go ye limping between the two sides? if Jehovah be God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. Isaiah 29:13 13 And the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw nigh [unto me], and with their mouth and with their lips to honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment of men which hath been taught [them];
You really need to listen to the sermon, [URL=http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=5504151546]]]The Doctrine of Apostates[/URL].
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This âman of sinâ declares himself above âallâ that is called or worshiped as God. He shall soon set up his abominable (New World Order) Empire; demanding to be worshipped, his final earthly kingdom, exactly where God Almighty has placed His Own Name for eternity (Jerusalem)! During this time the world pleading for mercy shall be under the greatest duress, mass persecution, and genocide since creation. They shall exalt the Vaticanâs newly appointed usurper of God; their self proclaimed global dictator will then be declared a âdirect descendantâ from the âHoly Bloodlineâ of Jesus Christ from the House Of David; Thus deceiving even the jews. Soon to appear, (after a great cosmic explosion) a âMan-Madeâ false apparition of the Virgin Mary declaring this is Godâs will. This is what is told us in Matthew 24:15-22; When ye therefore shall âSEEâ the abomination of desolation, spoken by Daniel the prophet, stand in the Holy place (Solomonâs Temple rebuilt in Jerusalem), (whoso readeth, âLet him understand"!
Michael Hranek wrote: charles m Don't you think it is a wee bit self-righteous to post such a thing as if Calvinists are so above and better than ever sinning against God themselves. And as if no Calvinist would ever abandon Christ for the woman who rides the beast would they.
no i dont - what is your explanation ?
would any one who is in the truth go to the RC from the baptists ? unless of course they didnt have the truth in the first place
newt may yet be one of the elect but at the moment i think its fair to say that he has some doctrinal issues to whit not seeing a saving difference between the two churches - you know what ? thats maybe because there isnt in which case he is being consistent,
i dont blame any man for being misled - if you arent one of the elect then thats what is going to happen for sure, nothing you can do about it
would a calvinist ride the beast ? never thought about it well anything is possible i suppose hard to imagine - ill try - nope !
charles m wrote: I can see how it happened, newt gingrich and the baptist preacher at his 'conversion' arminist preacher : newt wont you receive (good ol' ) Jesus as your personal saviour ? he loves you so much wont you 'make a decision ?' newt is now 'good to go' after a few years in the baptist church he decides he would like a different flavour so he is of to the RC, point is he cant really tell the difference thanks to his heretical 'decision'
charles m Don't you think it is a wee bit self-righteous to post such a thing as if Calvinists are so above and better than ever sinning against God themselves. And as if no Calvinist would ever abandon Christ for the woman who rides the beast would they.
I can see how it happened, newt gingrich and the baptist preacher at his 'conversion' arminist preacher : newt wont you receive (good ol' ) Jesus as your personal saviour ? he loves you so much wont you 'make a decision ?' newt is now 'good to go' after a few years in the baptist church he decides he would like a different flavour so he is of to the RC, point is he cant really tell the difference thanks to his heretical 'decision'
If Gingrich was a Baptist then that means that he had received Jesus as his Personal Savior and Lord. And now that Gingrich is Catholic he should repudiate and reject the unscriptural Catholic doctrines and the unscriptural parts to the Mass, adhere only to the scriptural Catholic doctrines and participate only in the scriptural parts to the Mass. Gingrich will still gain entrance into Heaven regardless if he is a Catholic and not an Evangelical Protestant because CHURCH MEMBERSHIP IS TOTALLY SUPERFLUOUS TO SALVATION AND GAINING ENTRANCE INTO HEAVEN and because NOWHERE IN THE BIBLE IS CHURCH MEMBERSHIP EQUATED WITH SALVATION AND GAINING ENTRANCE INTO HEAVEN. When everybody stands before Jesus after they pass away the subject of church membership will not have any bearing on them gaining entrance into Heaven. The only thing that Jesus will look at is if the individual received Him as their Personal Savior and Lord. Receiving Jesus as ones Personal Savior and Lord is the ONLY REQUIREMENT FOR GAINING ENTRANCE INTO HEAVEN. But you Evangelical Protestants on here seem to think that Jesus will require for entrance into Heaven that everybody had belonged to an Evangelical Protestant Church in addition to having received Him as their Savior.