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snooop1e

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  • October 21, 2014 at 3:11am

    @ModernEzra

    “Works are not essential for salvation…………..if your faith does not compel you to perform good works, then it is not real faith.”

    LoL forgive me for laughing but you just said that fath without works “is not real faith” so unless “unreal” faith brings salvation then salvation is not by faith alone

    I know that you dont realize it but in your zeal to defend salvation by faith alone you actually denied it.

    See if this statement makes any sense at all.

    “All that you need for a drink is a glass, you dont need any water but if you dont have any water then you dont really have a drink”

    To bring it into focus lets try simple substitution,

    “Food is not essential for a meal….you should have food and if you do not have food you do not have a real meal.

    @busterpuddles

    If abstaining from evil is necessary for salvation then salvation is not by “fith alone”

    Abstaining from evil is a work. As with others in this forum your argument FOR faith alone actually denies it.

    God Bless

  • October 20, 2014 at 5:46pm

    @p8triot

    Just curious, was it morally right or wrong for the Mormon church not allow Black people in the church? How did the Apostles get that one wrong? I don’t mean this as an attack but if the Mormon church truly is THE church and Black people were denied membership then they were denied “salvation” yes/no?

    How do you reconcile the church changing this doctrine to now allow Black people in the church?

    God Bless

  • [3] October 20, 2014 at 5:42pm

    @EvanMcManus

    Be careful not to confuse DESIRE with THOUGHT. Due to the fall in the garden ALL human beings are born with a disordered desire for sinful things.

    So due to the fall we cannot control what we DESIRE but we can control (with Gods grace) what we spend our time thinking about.

    God Bless

  • [4] October 20, 2014 at 5:25pm

    “Even the Catholics are changing their stance on homosexuality”

    I think you might be confusing same sex attraction with homosexual acts?

    The catholic church has always taught that homosexual acts are gravely disordered (intrinsicly evil) but that people with same sex attraction are welcome in the church.

    All members of the church are required to remain chaste (not fornicating if unmarried and not committing adultery if married) this has always been the teaching of the church and was not changed at the Synod.

    There are some Bishops and Lay persons who would like to see the church change it’s teachings on fornication and adultery (whether it be homosexual acts, cohabitation or adultery) but the doctrines of the church remain unchanged.

    Hope this helps

    God Bless

  • [2] October 20, 2014 at 5:11pm

    Of course to a sound reasoning person who knows the scriptures this is clearly not biblical but many Christians today are wrestling with this “vexing” tension between Paul’s “clear” warnings in scripture and the doctrines of salvation by faith alone and once saved always saved.

    God Bless

  • October 20, 2014 at 5:10pm

    Sure as long as they don’t believe that we all become gods with our own planets and people who worship us and Jesus is Lucifers brother….. just sayin…. ; )

    God Bless

  • [10] October 20, 2014 at 4:36pm

    Proverbs 10:16
    The wages of the RIGHTEOUS is LIFE but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.

    Proverbs 15:9
    The Lord DETESTS the way of the wicked, but He LOVES those who PURSUE RIGHTEOUSNESS

    Eccl 3:17
    God will bring into judgment BOTH the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time to JUDGE EVERY DEED.

    Hebrews 5:13
    Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

    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 will be declared righteous

    Rom 6:16
    you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience which leads to righteousness

    This Pastor also says,

    “we are all on a journey as we grapple with the question of merging biblical truth with a changing world.”

    But the Bible Jesus tells us (Rom 12:2)

    Rom 12:2
    Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

    Jesus did not commission the Apostles to “merge” the church with the world Jesus sent the Apostles to call people out of the world and into His church.

    There is a fundamental (and eternal) difference.between the two,

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  • [19] October 20, 2014 at 4:28pm

    This Pastor says

    “… The world’s changing, and we want to stay relevant as a church, so that’s a vexing thing,”

    and

    “we did not want to become ostracized by a world that needs Christ.”

    But in the Bible Jesus tells us,

    Matt 5:11
    Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.

    Matt 10:22
    you will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved

    Matt 24:9
    you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me

    John 15:19
    I have chosen you out of the world and that is why the world hates you.

    The Pastor also says,

    “I made the point that public statements condemning people will place a barrier between the church and the world”

    First I would point out that Jesus and the Apostles never condemned people they condemned behavior (sin and disobedience).

    So preaching doesn’t condemn anyone an individuals choices and behavior condemns them.

    There has always been (and will always be) a ‘barrier between the church and the world’ that barrier is called sin/disobedience. Jesus calls us to come out of the world speak the truth to the world in love.

    True Christ like love is telling the truth even if it “convicts” someone.

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  • October 20, 2014 at 2:15am

    @Blest

    “There’s no way you can be held blameless by God if evil’s right in front of you, and you sanction it.”

    Does the above hold true if the person is already “saved” ?

    All sin is “sanctioning evil” yes/no?

    Many Christians believe that once a person is saved (believes in Jesus) nothing they do or dont do can keep them from going to heaven because their sins are hidden from God by the blood of Jesus.

    Very curious if you also believe in Sola Fide and Once Saved Always Saved and if so what do you mean by your post?

    God Bless

  • October 20, 2014 at 2:00am

    @Blest

    Very well put. Excellent points.

    God Bless

  • [1] October 20, 2014 at 1:53am

    “What about those that seek a life-long commitment and NO children?”

    I can’t speak for Protestants but the catholic church will not marry “those who want no children” In order to be married in the catholic church a couple must agree to NEVER contracept.

    God Bless

  • October 20, 2014 at 1:41am

    This story raised a question in my mind.

    Do Protestants (who believe in Once Saved Always Saved) believe that a Pastor who performs gay marriages but believes in Jesus Christ is still “saved”? Also what about a doctor who believes in Jesus but performs abortions? Is the doctor still “saved”?

    God Bless

  • [2] October 18, 2014 at 5:39pm

    @s2bu2

    Yes indeed, in Matt 25:46 Jesus tells us that the “righteous” are those who obey Him and feed the hungry, clothe the naked, care for the sick, shelter the homless and visit the imprisoned and only the “righteous” will inherit eternal life. On His left are the unrighteous/wicked who did not obey Jesus. The wicked who did no good works go away to the eternal punishment prepared for the Devil and his children (all those who did not OBEY Jesus (God).

    Throughout the Gospel of Mattew Jesus is clear that the difference beteen the sheep and goats, the good trees and bad trees, the wheat and tares, the righteous and the wicked is whether or not they OBEY Jesus (God) and all who OBEY Jesus (God) will inherit eternal life.

    Sadly many today ignore Jesus teaching in the Gospel of Matthew and instead believe Martin Luthers doctrine that they will inherit eternal life simply by believing in Jesus (God) aka salvation by faith “only” apart from obedience to Jesus (God)

    Sadly many Christians today have been taught that the words righteous, holy, blameless, godly and upright mean “sinless” and so they believe it is impossible to obey Jesus (God) which only leaves one option, faith alone.

    But scripture tells us in Rom 2:13 that only those who OBEY Jesus (God) will be declared righteous and (James 2:24) testifies that we are justified (saved) by works and NOT by faith alone.

    (1 John 3:6) tells us that No one who is born again in Christ continues to sin…

    God Bless

  • October 18, 2014 at 1:50am

    @apologist jd

    Good to know, only the facts should be considered.

  • October 17, 2014 at 7:30pm

    Sorry the link wrapped, hopefully this shorter link works

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yHyQsEZgF4

    God Bless

  • [4] October 17, 2014 at 7:15pm

    Excellent post ByFaith.

    When we consider the fact that St Ignatius was believed to be the student of St John the Apostle (the Apostle that Jesus loved) that is pretty compelling.

    If you’ve never seen Deacon Alex Jones (former Pentecostal Pastor for over 35 years) conversion story “No Price To High” it’s very compelling.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=1yHyQsEZgF4

    God Bless

  • [4] October 17, 2014 at 7:02pm

    @vmcd

    Is there something specific about the catholic faith that you truly believe is “apostate, works based, false gospel”? If you can give me a specific example I will show you (using whichever version of the Bible you choose) and strengthened by documented historical proof of the history of christianity that one of two things is true.

    1. You don’t clearly understand the true teaching(s) of the church

    or

    2. The teaching is both biblical and supported by historical evidence in christian history

    Please give a specfic example of an apostate false teaching.

    Proverbs 10:16
    The wages of the RIGHTEOUS is LIFE but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.

    Proverbs 15:29
    The Lord is FAR from the wicked, but He Hears the prayer of the RIGHTEOUS

    Eccl 12:13
    Fear God and KEEP His commandments, for THIS IS THE DUTY OF ALL MANKIND

    Matt 7:21
    Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, BUT ONLY the one who DOES the will of my Father who is in heaven

    Matt 19:17
    “… If you want to ENTER LIFE, KEEP the commandments

    John 14:15
    IF you love me KEEP my Commands.

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

    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.

    God Bless

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  • October 17, 2014 at 6:45pm

    @Dudley Do-Right

    Thanks I had heard about this but haven’t seen the video. Looking forward to watching it…..

    God Bless

  • [3] October 17, 2014 at 3:57pm

    @LestWeForget

    Yes indeed.

    Yesterday I was involved in a discussion with someone regarding the differences between protestants and catholics and something suddenly occurred to me.

    In a culture where “believe no matter what” and “never stop believing” is constantly stressed there is the risk that people will “believe no matter what” and “never stop believing” even things that are not biblical and not true.

    In other words “believe no matter what” and “never stop believing” is great if something is true but what if is not? What if what you believe is contradicted in scripture AND is not supported by historical proof?

    “Believe no matter what” and “never stop believing” does not mean despite the biblical or historical evidence/proof.

    For example James 2:24

    James 2:24
    you see that a man is justified by works and NOT by FAITH ALONE.

    But to the one who “believes no matter what” and “never stops believing” that salvation is by faith alone not even scripture will make them question the doctrine.

    So while it’s true that we have to avoid doubt and persevere in the faith if SCRIPTURE contradicts something that we have been taught we should by all means endeavor to find out the truth.

    God Bless

  • [71] October 16, 2014 at 7:38pm

    To my understanding in a jury trial the jury would have to ignore the statement

    “It went from zero to 100 like that, in the blink of an eye. … What transpired to us, in my eyesight, was murder. Down outright murder,”

    Because that is an opinion and only the facts are supposed to be considered when determing guilt or innocense. At least that’s the way I understand it. Then again what do I know….

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