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snooop1e

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  • [101] October 29, 2014 at 5:34pm

    I knew there was something I liked about you Pastor Steve.

    When entering Fort Hood the Military Policemen sound off with “Welcome to the Great Place” because Texas is THE great state. Best state in the union in my honest opinion. 1st CAV!!! HOOOOOAH

    God Bless

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  • October 28, 2014 at 7:00pm

    5. If the practice of allowing Blacks to be ordained is “correct” then the previous practice was “incorrect” yes/no?

    6. Besides Black people were any other races denied ordination? Yes/No? Why/Why not?

    7. If no other races or peoples were denied ordination who decided and how was it decided that only Black people were not of the “correct tribe” to be ordained?

    8. Are there things that Mormon church believes and teaches now that will be changed later due to “private revelation to a Prophet”?

    9. Where does the New Testament (specific verses please) testify that Blacks should/should not be ordained?

    Again not attacking you or your faith but you are essentially saying “it’s really not that big of a deal” but it is, it’s a VERY big deal.

    While the LDS church was discriminating against Blacks (which is sinful) and not allowing them to be ordained other churches were allowing them to be ordained.

    Which means that the so called “false” churches were doing what was morally right while the “one true” LDS church was not.

    Asking people to just ignore the facts because of a burning in your bosom is unrealistic. I need sound biblical/historical evidence (not personal/private revelation such as Martin Luther offered)

    I see no proof in the New Testament or the historical writings of the early church that testify to not allowing Blacks to be ordained.

    God Bless

  • October 28, 2014 at 6:44pm

    @p8triot

    1. If you read through my post again you will see that you didn’t really answer MY questions (plural)

    2. In your mind you may sincerely believe that you provided a biblical answer to my questions but IMHO all that you really did was offer a weak “explanation” (aka excuse) by comparing the “Aaronic Priesthood” in the Old Testament to discriminating against Blacks until 1970. In all honestly this comes across as disingenuous or “intellectualy dishonest” if you will.

    Below are the original questions I asked (with several others that come to mind) Can you provide solid scriptural evidence (verses) that support your explanations? I have yet to hear any.

    1. You say that God didn’t allow Blacks to be ordained in the church (until 1970) because they weren’t from the correct tribe. So are you saying that all of the ordained ministers in the Mormon church prior to 1970 belonged to a specific tribe? If so what tribe is that?

    2. Why are blacks now allowed to be ordained? How did they all of a sudden belong to the correct tribe in 1970?

    3. Why did God suddenly change his mind in the 1970′s and what reason did God give for not allowing Blacks to be ordained ministers prior to that? What exactly did God say and who did He say it to? Or is this all just speculation?

    4. Can you cite the specific documents of teaching (pre and post 1970) where the LDS church formally defines the teaching forbidding/allowing ordination of Blacks?

    cont’d

  • October 27, 2014 at 7:57pm

    @Templarkommando

    Better to enter heaven with two broken legs than to enter hell witha pair of crutches, sorry couldn’t help myself…….

    God Bless

  • October 27, 2014 at 7:50pm

    2 John 1:6
    And this is love: that we WALK IN OBEDIENCE TO HIS COMMANDS. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love

    3 John 1:11
    Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who DOES what is good is from God. Anyone who DOES WHAT IS EVIL HAS NOT SEEN GOD

    God Bless

  • October 27, 2014 at 7:49pm

    1 John 3:15
    Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer HAS ETERNAL LIFE residing in him.

    1 John 3:17-18
    Dear children, let us not love with WORDS or speech BUT with ACTIONS and in truth

    1 John 3:21-22
    Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, BECAUSE we KEEP his Commands and do what pleases him.

    1 John 3:24
    The one who KEEPS God’s Commands lives in him, and he in them

    1 John 5:2
    This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and CARRYING OUT his Commands

    1 John 5:3-4
    In fact, this is love for God: to KEEP HIS COMMANDS. And his Commands are NOT burdensome, for EVERYONE born of God overcomes the world

    1 John 5:16
    If anyone sees His brother committing a sin not leading to death, He shall ask, and God will give Him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that. All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death.

    1 John 4:20-21
    Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, CANNOT love God, whom they have not seen. And He has given us this Command: Anyone who loves God MUST ALSO love their brother and sister

    cont’d below

  • October 27, 2014 at 7:46pm

    1 John 1:7
    But IF WE WALK IN THE LIGHT, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the Blood of Jesus cleans us of all sin.

    1 John 2:3
    We know that we have come to know Him IF we KEEP HIS COMMANDS

    1 John 2:4
    Whoever says, “I know him,” but DOES NOT DO WHAT HE COMMANDS IS A LIAR, AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN HIM.

    1 John 3:6
    NO ONE WHO LIVES IN HIM KEEPS ON SINNING. NO ONE WHO CONTINUES TO SIN HAS EITHER SEEN HIM OR KNOWN HIM.

    1 John 3:7
    Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who DOES what is right is RIGHTEOUS, just as He is righteous.

    1 John 3:8
    The one who DOES what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work

    1 John 3:9
    NO ONE who is BORN OF GOD will CONTINUE TO SIN, because God’s seed remains in them; they CANNOT go on sinning, because they have been born of God

    1 John 3:10
    This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: ANYONE who does NOT do what is right IS NOT GODS CHILD, nor is anyone who DOES NOT love their brother and sister. This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who DOES NOT do what is right is NOT God’s child, NOR is anyone who DOES NOT love their brother and sister

    cont’d below

  • October 27, 2014 at 7:43pm

    So obedience to God always was and still is required. What people disagree about is what Gods “will” is and is not. Jesus made it clear that he was not abolishing the moral law (10 Commandments) but fulfilling them.

    It is a biblical fact that whenever the scribes and the pharisees tried to trick Jesus Christ by asking him questions about the moral law Jesus always raised the bar. Under the old (imperfect) law adultery was not allowed, under the new (perfected) law simply looking at a woman lustfully is equivalent to adultery.

    - Notice Jesus didn’t say “you no longer have to obey Gods moral laws just believe in me and you have eternal life”

    Jesus did not come to abolish the law but to fulfill it (bring it to perfection) those who say “we are no longer under the old law” are actually correct in that we are under the new (perfected) law in Jesus blood.

    Under the old (imperfect) law adultery was not allowed, under the new (perfected) law simply looking at a woman with lust in your heart is equal to adultery.

    Under the old (imperfect) law murder was not allowed, under the new (perfected) law simply hating your brother is equal to murder.

    Written by John the “Apostle who Jesus loved”

    1 John 1:6
    This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; IN HIM THERE IS NO DARKNESS AT ALL. If we CLAIM to have fellowship with him and yet WALK IN DARKNESS, we LIE and DO NOT live out the truth.

    cont’d below

  • [1] October 27, 2014 at 6:38pm

    Many Christians mistake obedience to the works (rituals) of the “Mosaic law” (which could never bring salvation) with obeying Gods MORAL laws which has never been and never will be “optional” Obedience to God will always be required, even Satan knows this.

    Gods moral law was inscribed on the two stone tablets that God gave to Moses. The rituals for the Mosaic law however were not included on the tablets. Jesus death and resurrection fulfilled the old covenant requirement for the sacrifice of an unblemished lamb and with it all of the old covenant rituals.

    Prior to God (Jesus) walking among us, BOTH obedience and the rituals of the law were required. NOW the perfect unblemished lamb has perfected the old ritual and faith in Jesus (the new Lamb of God) has replaced it.

    Again God is immutable and unchanging, what is morally good and evil does not change. For example there is nothing objectively evil about eating Pork but if tomorrow God tells us to stop eating Pork again disobeying Gods command (not eating pork) would be objectively evil.

    So it has always been, disobedience to God is what is objectively evil (not always the act itself) for example the mere act of circumcision is neither good or evil but if God instructs us to circumcise and we disobey His instruction our disobedience to God is objectively evil.

    cont’d below

  • [1] October 27, 2014 at 6:18pm

    Psalm 50:22
    Consider this, you who forget God, or I will tear you to pieces, with no one to rescue you: Those who sacrifice thank offerings honor me, and to the BLAMELESS I will show my SALVATION

    Many people falsely believe that JESUS (God) righteousness “covers” (hides) them from Gods sight but scripture actually says that our SIN “hides” us from Gods sight. In this regard Protestant theology turns the truth inside out.

    Isaiah 59:1-2
    Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. BUT your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.

    John 9:31
    We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who DOES His will.

    God is immutable and unchanging. God is the same yesterday, today and forever and His laws never change. God tells us in the old testament that sin hides His face from us so that He doesn’t see us or even hear us (we essentially become invisible to God)

    In the New Testament Jesus (God) reminds us that He did not come to abolish His law but to fulfill His law. God (Jesus) also gives a stark warning that not one dot of His law will pass away until Heaven and Earth pass away.

    Gods law cannot pass away because God does not change.

    cont’d below

  • [1] October 27, 2014 at 6:12pm

    Now lets see what Jesus (God) also tells us will “keep one out of heaven”

    Matt 5:20
    For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you certainly WILL NOT ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.

    Matt 12:36-37
    But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment FOR EVERY EMPTY WORD they have spoken. FOR BY YOUR WORDS YOU WILL BE AQUITTED, and BY YOUR WORDS YOU WILL BE CONDEMNED

    Matt 13:41-43
    The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and ALL WHO DO EVIL. They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then THE RIGHTEOUS will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let them hear

    Matt 19:17
    IF you want to ENTER LIFE, KEEP the commandments

    Matt 21:43
    Therefore I tell you, the KINGDOM OF GOD will be TAKEN AWAY FROM YOU and given to people who will produce fruit.

    John 15:1
    I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He CUTS OFF EVERY branch IN ME that BEARS NO FRUIT.

    NOTE: Jesus says every branch “IN ME” , non-believers are not
    “IN CHRIST” and non-believers are not part of the Vine or part of the Body of Christ

    Matt 25:37-46
    ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not DO for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’“ Then they will go away to ETERNAL PUNISHMENT, but the RIGHTEOUS to ETERNAL LIFE.”

    cont’d below

  • [1] October 27, 2014 at 6:06pm

    Rom 2:6-8
    GOD WILL REPAY EACH PERSON ACCORDING TO WHAT THEY HAVE DONE. To those who by PERSISTENCE IN DOING GOOD seek glory, honor and immortality, HE WILL GIVE ETERNAL LIFE.

    Rom 6:22
    But now that you have been set free from sin and have BECOME SLAVES OF GOD, the benefit you reap LEADS TO HOLINESS, and THE RESULT IS ETERNAL LIFE.

    Rom 2:13
    For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who OBEY THE LAW who WIL BE DECLARED RIGHTEOUS.

    Rom 6:16
    Do you not know that if you yield yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of SIN, which LEADS TO DEATH, or of OBEDIENCE which LEADS TO RIGHTEOUSNESS

    Romans 8:13
    For IF you are LIVING ACCORDING TO THE FLESH, you MUST DIE; but IF by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

    Heb 10:26
    If we deliberately KEEP on sinning AFTER we have received the knowledge of the truth, NO sacrifice for sins is left

    Heb 12:14
    Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord

    1 Cor 11:27-29
    so then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the lord. for those who eat and drink without recognizing the body of Christ eat and drink CONDEMNATION on them selves

    cont’d below

  • [1] October 27, 2014 at 6:03pm

    “I do not believe the use of the F-bomb is going to keep one out of Heaven. As far as I can see, the Bible only describes one thing that will do that and that is not believing on the Lord Jesus Christ.”

    Unfortunately many people have been taught (just as you have) that all of Paul’s warnings in the NT only pertain to “non-believers” or that all of Paul’s letters in the NT were actually written to non-believers but there is one glaring (and eternal) problem with this false teaching.

    If Paul is speaking to non-believers in his letters that means that Paul is telling non-believers that they can “work” their way into heaven. We know for a fact that Paul would never tell non-believers that they can “work” their way into heaven (salvation by works alone) so Paul is definitely warning believers.

    Lets see what Paul says will “keep one out of heaven”

    Gal 5:19-21
    The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that THOSE WHO LIVE LIKE THIS WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

    Gal 6:7-8
    Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap DESTRUCTION; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap ETERNAL LIFE.

    cont’d below

  • [2] October 26, 2014 at 2:52pm

    Do you use profanity when you pray to God? When you meet Jesus will you use profanity 2hen speaking to Him? It is in our disordered /fallen nature to make excuses for sin and to justify our behavior. Scripture tells us we will be judged for every idol word we have spoken. If Jesus asks you why you used profanity will you say ” I F’ing tried to stop and thats no bulls-h-i-t “?

    As Christians we should live every moment as if Jesus is standing right in front of us. There is no need to use profanity in order to make a point. We are called to be in the world but not of the world satisfying our flesh.

    So while it might make us feel good to use profanity if we wouldnt say it in prayer to our heavenly father and we wouldnt say or do it in front of Jesus then we shouldnt say or do it in His absence.

    When the Master returns He will punish all those who knowingly sinned while He was away. The kingdom of God is at hand, He will come when we least expect, pray that your last words are not profane.

    God Bless

  • October 26, 2014 at 12:48pm

    @anonymous

    “a F-U-C-K-I-N-G Christian, and proud”

    I will reply with Gods words in scripture in the hope that the Holy Spirit will minister to you.

    James 1:2
    If a person thinks he is religious but does not control his tongue he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.

    Matt 19:19
    If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.

    God Bless

  • [-1] October 26, 2014 at 12:22pm

    @p8triot

    Thank you but you didn’t answer the fundamental questions and you havent provided any sound biblical proof to substantiate your claims. You simply answered with the answers you have been taught to answer with. Just the same I appreciate the dialogue.

    God Bless

  • October 24, 2014 at 6:32pm

    @worldsapart

    You quote John 3:16 but have you read John 3:36?

    I was an Evangelical/Protestant for about 30 years and I had a habit of focusing on specific verses that I really liked and not really focusing to much on the verses before or after.

    If you keep on reading and go to the very last verse (John 3:36) says,
    John 3:36

    Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not OBEY the Son SHALL NOT SEE LIFE, but the wrath of God remains on him.

    Several Bibles (KJV included) translate the Greek word apeitheó (which means to disobey) as “do not believe” or “believeth not”

    Of the 13 Bibles listed below only one, the KJV translates apeitheo (ap-i-theh’-o) as “believeth not”

    NIV – rejects
    NLT – does not obey
    ESV – does not obey
    NASTB – does not obey
    KJV – believeth not
    ISV – disobeys
    Aramaic Bible – disobeys
    Jubilee Bible – disobeys
    ASV – disobeys
    Darby – not subject to
    English Revised Version – obeyeth not
    Weymouth – disobeys
    World English Bible – disobeys

    Do you agree that there is a very distinct (and eternal) difference between “believe” and “obey”?

    Is it possible for a Christian to “believe” the 10 Commandments and disobey the 10 Commandments?

    So “believing” Jesus (God) is not the same as believing (obeying) Jesus (God)

    God Bless

  • October 24, 2014 at 5:53pm

    @p8triot

    One last thing that just came to mind (like I said the Mormon church’s explanation only raises more questions in my mind)

    Other churches have allowed Black people to be ordained and were doing so while the Mormon church denied Black people ordination. If the Mormon church is the one true church how is it possible that false churches were allowing Black people to be ordained while the Mormon church was not?

    How is it possible that the “false” churches got this right but the “one true church” got it wrong?

    God Bless

  • [-1] October 24, 2014 at 5:48pm

    @p8triot

    “previous to the 1970′s black male members of the church were not ordained to the priesthood”

    Thanks for the reply : )

    This is what I am refering to. Sorry I should have said “ordained” in the church.

    You say that God didn’t allow Blacks to be ordained in the church because they weren’t from the right tribe so are you saying that all of the ordained ministers in the Mormon church belong to a specific tribe? Which tribe is that?

    Also If that is the case then why are blacks now allowed to be ordained? How did they suddenly originate from the correct tribe? That really doesn’t make any sense?

    Why did God suddenly change his mind in the 1970′s and what reason did God give for not allowing Blacks to be ordained ministers prior to that?

    If the practice of allowing Blacks to be ordained is “correct” than the previous practice was “incorrect” yes/no?

    That really is the fundamental issue. While I appreciate the Mormon church’s attempts to explain the previous incorrect practice the answer isn’t very convincing at all, seems more like a very weak excuse after the fact.

    Are there things that the Mormons believe and teach now that will be changed later due to “revelation”? Isn’t God immutable and unchanging?

    Where do the scriptures (not private Mormon revelation) testify that Blacks should/should not be ordained?

    Again not attacking you or your faith but the explanations only create more questions in my mind.

    God Bless

  • October 24, 2014 at 5:29pm

    @p8triot“previous to the 1970′s black male members of the church were not ordained to the priesthood”

    Thanks for the reply : )

    This is what I am refering to. Sorry I didn’t really state the question clearly.

    So why did God change his mind ih the 1970′s and what reason did God give for not allowing Blacks to be ordained prior to that?

    Are there things that the Mormons believe and teach now that will be changed later due to “revelation”?

    Where in the Bible did God instruct that Blacks should not be ordained?

    God Bless

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