Jim Lincoln wrote:Actually, Augustine, wasn't a good Calvinist, He was always a good Catholic
You four pointers demonstrate a lack of true Calvinism which illustrates itself in theological as well as historic judgment. Augustine on election and reprobation was absolutely correct. If the Lord is going to act in election then clearly he acts in reprobation otherwise universalism would be the final result. You can't cut the Lord out of either just to suit your human emotional judgments.
"As for the leaders of the church in other ages, Spurgeon's saying has been already quoted: "You may take a step from Paul to Augustine, then from Augustine to Calvin, and then-well, you may keep your foot up a good while before you find such another." When he visited the Simplon Hospice, he said, "I was delighted to find that they are Augustine monks, because, next to Calvin, I love Augustine. I feel that Augustine was the great mine out of which Calvin digged his mental wealth; and the Augustine monks, in practising their holy charity, seemed to say: 'Our Master was a teacher of grace, and we will practice it, and give without money and without price to all comers whatsoever they need.'" (W.Y.Fullerton)
Bibliophile wrote:For 1,500 years the Roman Catholic Church did not just fumble the Gospel Football -- it never had it. All souls were lost as a result.Then one day a monk read the Bible and found the Gospel Football contained in the phrase Sola Fide (Circa 1520). Once folks knew of Sola Fide, they were saved.How does this 1,500 year salvation gap square with Jesus' promise? "I will never leave you nor forsake you."
How does this 1,500 year salvation gap square with Jesus' promise?
"I will never leave you nor forsake you."
Thus some of those working under the Roman umbrella during this period were Christians, as opposed to the papist works based religious theory.
[URL=http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/onsite/johncassian.html]]]Semi-Pelagian Theology of John Cassian[/URL]
No but it does have a natural affinity with Free Willers everywhere. Thus both work towards a synonymous goal.
Just ask GG.
As all Catholics know the Tradition of the church has "extended" the Scriptures, each time IL Papa has uttered ex cathedra.
Catholic wrote:Nice to see how charitable you are towards other Christians but then I suppose you don't think a Catholic is a Christian.
I want you to think about Jesus Christ and what it really means to know Him as one's Lord and Savior and to be known by Him. You might consider there is an eternal difference in knowing religious things about Him and His death on the Cross and His willingly shedding His blood for us and His resurrection from the dead and not getting it that He alone, by Himself alone, can save one from their sins
with knowing Him, really knowing Him in the new birth in the Holy Ghost as Lord and Savior.
You might ask:Is He really God our CreatorIs He good does He care about meIs He Holy does His very being command my obedient worshipHave I sinned against Him? Am I a sinner by nature and choice deserving nothing but hell unable to save myself?
Will the Roman Catholic Religion utterly fail to make me pleasing and accpetable to God in the day when I stand before Him?
Can He and He alone save me? Can He and He alone change me and make me pleasing and acceptable to God?
Is He willing to save me now and make me one of His own?
The Lone Wolf wrote:I was raised RC and know what I am talking about. You are forbidden to read the Holy Scriptures without the proper interpretation of the clergy. Jesus said that "I am the way, the truth and the life, no man comes to the Father but by me."
FirstOffically in the Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church, CCC 841, endorsed by the late John Paul II Roman Catholics and Muslims worship the same "god".
Since Jesus Christ is NOT Allah, the false God of the MuslimsAnd since Allah is NOT Jesus Christ, the Son of God, God our Creator
the Roman Catholic Religion hasn't even gotten it right on who God is and since they haven't whatever gospel they have invented it false from its roots up.
So let me ask a question, Why would anyone, "reformed", "Calvinists", "Baptist", "Pentecostal" anyone what to dialogue with to find common ground with let alone cooperate with, imitate, adopt their religious practises or praise Roman Catholics as being good Christians? Why not instead do all we might rightly do to see them saved?
Jesus said that "I am the way, the truth and the life, no man comes to the Father but by me."
See this for the heretical "additions" of the papal antichrists teachings.
[URL=http://www.ianpaisley.org/article.asp?ArtKey=lloydjones]]]The Satanic Deceit of the Roman Catholic Church[/URL]
(Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones)
***And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.***
And he went from thence to mount Carmel, and from thence he returned to Samaria" (2Kings2:23-25).
I don't know if this was meant for me or not but if it was I'm a Canadian.
May God Bless His people in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia and all over the world.
No Chris I asked YOU A QUESTION. Here it is again "Or do you think he waits till they die and then judges them?"As you can see I asked you a question, I did not suggest that God had to wait for a person to die before he can punish them as a matter of fact before the question I said, "Don't you think God can take vengence and repay through the DP." Please don't take my words out of context.
You said,"Leave mans death to God Yvonne"
Yes Chris leave mans death to God even if it is by the DP! God is Sovereign.