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snooop1e

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  • [1] November 26, 2014 at 6:51pm

    @whataconcept
    You are correct that human beings are born imperfect and with defects.

    We know from scripture that all humans are born with disordered physical, mental and emotional defects that are a result of the fall of Adam and Eve in the garden.

    Adam and Eve were created perfect (without sin) After the fall and due to their sin and rebellion all things are now imperfect/disordered.

    So you are correct that humans are BORN with certain defects/disorders but those defects/disorders in and of themselves are not sinful because we did not CHOOSE them we inherited them.

    Our BEHAVIOR on the hand is chosen by us and according to our own free will and our behavior is what can be sinful.

    So desiring same sex relations in and of itself isn’t sinful but acting on that desire is.

    So same sex attraction is a feeling/desire just as jealousy, envy, pride, anger and hatred are feelings/desires.

    Acting on those desires or mentally entertaining those desires (“fantasizing” about fornication or adultery or homosexual acts) is what is sinful.

    So I have no doubt that some peoples “thorn in their side” is same sex attraction but that desire [in and of itself] is no more sinful than a straight guy desiring sex with a woman.

    If/when we act on a sinful desire that is when it becomes sinful, simply having the desire is part of our broken/disordered nature…..and why we need Jesus.

    Hope this helps,

    God Bless

  • [1] November 26, 2014 at 6:27pm

    “No sin is greater than any other sin”

    Jesus talks about a sin being greater than another sin in John 19:11

    John 19:11
    Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a GREATER SIN.”

    So we know from scripture (out of Jesus mouth Himself) that some sins are “greater” than others.

    Also in (1 John 5:16) scripture says that there is sin that leads to death (greater) and sin that does not lead to death (lesser)

    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.

    Also we have a list of 10 sins that God singled out and COMMANDS us not to commit.

    God didn’t give Moses the Ten Commandments and say,

    “Give these Ten Commandments to my people but tell them that all sins are actually equal and not to worry about it”

    We know that all sins are not equal precisely because God gave us Ten Commandments.

    Seeing a woman in the store and briefly having a lustful thought is not EQUAL to following her out to her car and raping and murdering her.

    The teaching that all sin is “equal” to God is not biblical and was not taught by Jesus or any of the Apostles or any of the early church martyrs.

    God Bless

  • [1] November 26, 2014 at 5:49pm

    @George-Harrison

    “I don’t consider her a Christian unless she repents”

    Carrie Underwood has publically confessed that Jesus Christ is Lord and she has been Baptized. Doesn’t that make her a Christian in Gods eyes?

    I thought that “salvation by faith alone” meant that once someone confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and is Baptized all of their past, present and future sins are forgiven and nothing they do from that point on is counted against them or can keep them from going to heaven?

    If all of her past, present and future sins were already forgiven why are you saying that she is not Christian that she must “repent”?

    Do her works make her a Christian or does her faith in Jesus Christ make her a Christian?

    It’s very confusing. Do you believe she is saved by faith alone or by faith plus works (repentance) ?

    God Bless

  • [1] November 26, 2014 at 5:36pm

    “…..and the fact that people in this nation no longer believe in GOD or have put Him on the back burner”

    Many “Christians” profess to believe in God they just happen to believe in a god created in Martin Luther’s image.

    Martin Luther’s god allows sin and rebellion and still admits people into heaven.

    The problem isn’t the secular world around us the problem is the perversion of Christianity by teaching that no matter how much a person sins God MUST admit them into heaven if they believe in Jesus.

    More than likely a significant percentage of the people rioting and looting in Ferguson MO actually identify themselves as “born again Christians”

    The President, Vice President and former Speaker of the House are all pro abortion and pro gay marriage and all 3 of them profess Christ is Lord.

    God Bless

  • November 26, 2014 at 5:23pm

    @P8triot cont’d

    CORRECTION: I meant to write “book of Abraham” not “book of Mormon”

    CAVEAT: I know from experience [a very good friend of mine was a (temple select) Mormon for about 25 years] that LDS are not supposed to read anything that questions Joseph Smith or the LDS church but I post this information in the hopes that others will see it and research the “book of Abraham” and the “Kirtland Papers” and know the truth.

    The LDS church invests much time, effort and re$ource$ into training people to go out and win converts to the LDS church and I have to admit some elders talk a pretty good game but it just takes a little bit of time and research to find out that the Mormon “explanations” do not stand up to biblical or historical scrutiny.

    Hope all is well brother,

    God Bless

  • November 26, 2014 at 5:08pm

    Hey P8riot I am following up in here because you didn’t respond to me in the old thread.

    Have you heard of the Kirtland Papers?

    Just a quick overview back in the 1800′s the LDS church bought some ancient Egyptian papyrus (papyri?) fragments for around $2500.00 and Joseph Smith “translated them” into the “Book of Mormon”

    Problem is, a group of Egyptologists (including Michael Rhodes a Mormon Egyptologist) studied the Egyptian fragments and determined that Joseph Smiths “translations” are not only completely incorrect but totally absurd.

    To my understanding (its been a few years) the original documents (the Kirtland Papers) have been locked away in a vault in Salt Lake city since around 1855.

    I encourage you (if the truth matters) to inquire your church elders about the “Kirtland Papers” and why they are locked away?

    If Joseph Smiths “translation” of “the book of Abraham” was totally incorrect (a complete fraud) then why do you trust his (alleged) “translation” of some golden tablets that nobody has ever actually seen?

    Supposing the golden tablets (that nobody has ever seen) do actually exist, Joseph Smiths “translation” of “the book of Abraham” makes it clear that he could not translate Egyptian hieroglyphics.

    This should raise some serious questions in your mind… such as, wouldn’t a “Prophet” (messenger of God) know that the hieroglyphics WERE NOT about Abraham?

    http://www.mormonismdisproved.org/book_abraham.html

    God Bless

  • [1] November 26, 2014 at 4:20pm

    @Blest

    “We have problems with all kinds of heterosexual sex acts also, especially when they are outside of marriage”

    Interesting. Masturbation is also “having sex outside of marriage” but to my knowledge the Catholic church is the only Christian faith that does not allow masturbation.

    I am just pointing out that many Christian churches/faiths condemn homosexual acts because they are “sex outside of marriage” but at the same time they allow masturbation (which is also sex outside of marriage)

    That is hypocritical.

    God Bless

  • November 22, 2014 at 1:36am

    “I love what Paul wrote”

    Roger that, Paul was very clear, unfortunately many Pastors today cherry pick specific verses from Pauls letterS but completely ignore Pauls explicit warnings about sinning and not inheriting the kingdom of heaven.

    Gal 5:16-17
    So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other
    Gal 5:19-20
    so that you are not to do whatever you want.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.

    God Bless

  • [1] November 21, 2014 at 5:51pm

    @byfaith

    Thank you for a very informative post.

    Oddly enough it was reading Luthers (strange) writings that triggered my interest in looking deeper into the history of Christianity.

    Cardinal Newman was right when he said “to be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant. I also was very surised to discover that Luther and Calvin both affirmed and denied much of what Evangelicals/Protestants believe today.

    It’s rather fascinating that Protestants trust their eternal salvation to Luthers teaching that salvation is by faith alone (remaining faithful to Jesus Christ is not required) considering the Bible says that we ARE NOT justified by faith alone.

    When I was an Evangelical/Protestant It suddenly occured to me that there really was no difference between trusting in Martin Luther or trusting in Joseph Smith.

    Both were mere men who believed that God spoke directly to/through them and specifically chose THEM to “restore true Christianity.”

    The same is true for every single church/ denomination that has been started since the reformation. Only one church can trace its origin back to Jesus and the Apostles through the physical laying on of hands.

    All other churches/denominations trace their origin back to a self proclaimed messenger of God/Prophet.

    The gates of hell will never prevail.

    One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic.

  • November 21, 2014 at 10:17am

    Please back up your statement with biblical ,historical proof/evidence.

    Protestants removed 7 books from the Bible that were in the Septuagint (the Bible that Jesus and the Apostles had), the Latin Vulgate, the ORIGINAL 1611 King James Bible, the Geneva Bible, the Gutenberg Bible and EVERY single Bible published until 1666.

    Both of the principle reformers Martin Luther and John Calvin believed in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and Mary’s immaculate conception and her perpetual virginity.

    Everything that you “know” about “Christianity” you learned from men who have passed on to you the traditions of men.

    I encourage you to study the TRUE/FACTUAL documented history of Christianity as written by the early Christian martyrs themselves – who learned from the Apostles and their disciples (such as Ignatius of Antioch who learned from the Apostle John)

    You will find that you have been lied to and taught a false, manmade Gospel (heresy) that was invented over 1500 years after the last Apostle died.

    Salvation is not (and has never been) by “faith alone” God gave us 10 COMMANDMENTS not 10 SUGGESTIONS.

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

    Obedience to God is truth, the truth will set you free

    God Bless

  • [1] November 19, 2014 at 11:56pm

    @p8riot

    p.s.

    Joseph Smith also ostensibly (according to him) “translated” some ancient Egyptian fragments into what is “the book of Abraham” and said that it was written by Abraham himself. . Problem is the fragments were not written by Abraham and they dont even mention Abraham. Lastly Joseph Smiths “translations” are not only completely incorrect but they are absurd.

    To my understanding (its been a few years) the original documents (the Kirtland Papers) have ben locked in a vault in Salt Lake city since around 1855.

    I encourage you (if the truth matters) to inquire your elders about the Kirtland Papers and ask yourself if Joseph Smiths “translation” of “the book of Abraham” was totally incorrect why do trust his “translation” of golden tablets that nobody has ever seen? Supposing the tablets did actually exist Joseph Smiths “translation” of “the book of Abraham” should raise some serious questions in your mind…….then again, maybe not.

    God Bless

  • [1] November 18, 2014 at 4:25pm

    @rapture

    Not sure if you read “the original” 1611 KJV Bible or the new KJV that is missing 7 books (that were removed around the same time that the “rapture” teaching was introduced but in every single account  in the Bible where people are “left” (or left behind) the ones who are “taken” are destroyed and the ones who are “left” or  “left behind” are Gods chosen (they are spared Gods wrath or “saved” from destruction)

    Not a single time in the Bible are the “saved” taken away, the “saved” are ALWAYS “left behind”

    You have stated that the OT contains or foreshadows the NT and the NT fulfills/reveals the OT.   That being said If your hermeneutic is consistent (God is immutable and unchanging) then the ones who are “taken away” are the evil ones.  (All those who break the law are arrested and “taken” away to prison)

    Not a single verse in the original 1611 KJV Bible or the original Geneva Bible or the original Gutenberg Bible or the Septuagint or the Latin Vulgate or the Codex (or any Bible for that matter) EVER depicts the condemned being “left” or “left behind”  ONLY the saved are left behind.  Not a single event/verse in the Bible foreshadows the evil ones being left or left behind.  

    Lastly the words “left behind” are not found in any of the alleged “rapture verses” in scripture. The author Hal Lindsey added the word “behind” in his book.

    Hope all is well

    God Bless

  • [1] November 16, 2014 at 3:28pm

    “did he do things wrong? Sure he did….”

    Interesting. So how do you determine what Luther got wrong and what he got right? Let me guess, everything that you agree with, he got right and everything you disagree with, he got wrong.

    Luther believed in the real (not symbolic) body of Christ in the Eucharist and that Jesus mother Mary remained a virgin and never had any other children.

  • [1] November 16, 2014 at 2:56pm

    “….the only way to get to heaven is through Jesus”

    Easier said than done. There are between 25,000 to 40,000 different Christian churches/denominations who do not agree about what “through Jesus” means or what it requires.

    So it’s very easy to say salvation is “through Jesus” but defining what exactly “through Jesus” means and HOW one goes “through Jesus” is what divides Christians.

    For me, this is where Protestantism could not (and cannot) stand up to biblical or historical scrutiny.

    Protestants violated the core principle of protestantism (scripture alone) when they removed 7 books from the original (1611) KJV Bible and when they accepted the New Testament canon because the Bible does not testify to either removing books from the Bible and NO WHERE in the Bible does it say that any of the books that make up the New Testament should be added to the Bible.

    Protestantism is a (self-defeating) faith framework that can’t even bear the weight of it’s own first principle.

    God Bless

  • [5] November 15, 2014 at 2:01pm

    Billy Graham is correct.

    Allowing the worship of anyone other than Jesus in a CHRIST-ian church is sacrelidge. The emergent church teaches that nothing a “saved” person does or says has any effect on their salvation which effectually renders any form of sin (fornication, adultery, abortion, sacrelidge etc) acceptable to God because the sins of the “saved” are hidden from God by Jesus blood and once a person is “saved” God cannot deny them salvation and MUST admit them into heaven.

    Luthers false doctrines of salvation by “faith alone” (remaining obedient/faithful to God is encouraged but not necessary) and “eternal security” (once a person believes in Jesus even if they are unfaithful/disobedient God MUST admit them into heaven) have rendered sin utterly irrelavent and made it virtually impossible for many Christians to even know what “sin” is.

    Many Christians believe that “repentance” is nothing more than a mental state that occurs ONCE at the exact moment a person is “saved” and need not result in actually turning from sin or being faithful to Jesus Christ.

    Many Christians today define being “faithful” as simply acknowledging that Jesus exists. In other words Its not about JESUS accepting them it’s about THEM accepting Jesus.

    Lord Have Mercy

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  • November 11, 2014 at 8:43am

    Please disregard the text at the end of my post beneath “God Bless”

    The Blaze does really weird things when I post using comments using the tablet.

  • November 10, 2014 at 6:33pm

    @bonesiii

    Just curious, have you ever heard of St Jerome or the Latin Vulgate or the Septuagint or the Codex?

  • [1] November 10, 2014 at 5:12pm

    @bonesiii

    “Teaching purgatory may lead more people to believe that it’s okay to have “pet sins” in this life in intentional defiance of Christ, yet claim faith in Christ anyways.”

    Interesing.

    Teaching salvation by faith alone and once saved always saved (obedience to God is not required) may lead more people to believe that it’s okay to disobey Gods commands in this life in intentional defiance of Christ, yet claim faith in Christ anyways.

    So one teaching (the catholic teaching) is that nothing unclean can enter into Gods presence and the other (the Protestant teaching) is that anything unclean can (and will) enter into Gods presence.

    Doesn’t take a theologian or a scholar to see which teaching is/is not Biblical.

    God Bless

  • [1] November 10, 2014 at 4:33pm

    The irony…………………

  • November 10, 2014 at 4:19pm

    John 5:39
    You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me

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