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snooop1e

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  • April 19, 2014 at 1:54am

    A muslim extremist shouts Alah Ahkbar and then shoots and kills 13 US soldiers and the Obama admin calls it “work place violence” and when a Rancher has cows grazing in the desert its “Domestic Terrorism” and when Black Panthers stand outside polling stations with billy clubs harassing and intimidating voters its not voter supression but requiring an ID to vote is. Dems are pro choice if you want to kill your child in the womb but they are not pro choice if you want to own a gun because ……….they want to protect chidren. America is falling fast………..

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  • March 31, 2014 at 9:50pm

    Inevitably every individual must choose for themself to either accept or reject the
    authority that Jesus gave to His church, using writings that the church told you are biblical to prove that the church is not biblical makes no sense. It’s saying

    “I know that you are not biblical because I read the writings that you told me are
    biblical”

    After about 30 years of recreating God in my own image (using “Scripture Alone”) to determine for myself who God is and whatis necessary for salvaiton I discovered that God didn’t make things so complex and difficult…..we did…..and I stopped protesting Jesus and swam the Tiber river and came home to the ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC and APOSTOLIC church that sits in Peters seat which holds the keys to the kingdom of heaven and earth and the power to bind and loose on earth and in heaven and the power to forgive and not forgive peoples sins.

    The same church that determined and preserved the canon of scripture and has continued to do so for over 5 centuries.

    For 30 years I thought that I had assurance but all that I really had was my own human (fallible) interpretation of scripture based on my own human fallible presuppositions of who I believed God was and what was necessary for salvation (after all I was “spirit lead”)

    I traded my fallible interpretations for Jesus church and the promise that He made and the authority that He attached to that promise. That is assurance, that is true peace….

    God Bless

  • March 31, 2014 at 9:47pm

    Did Jesus give YOU the power to forgive and not forgive peoples sins? If yes then why aren’t your interpretations of His word infallible? If no then why should anyone (including yourself) trust their salvation to your fallible interpretations of scriptures? Which is it?

    When discussing the Bible with Protestants the conversation always goes full circle from

    “anyone can understand the Bible”

    TO

    “the Bible is a complex compilation that can take a lifetime to understand and still get it wrong”

    So which is it? Does the Holy Spirit guide everyone who reads the Bible to the full and correct understanding of the Bible or is the Bible very complex and even with knowlege of Greek and Hebrew we could spand a lifetime trying to understand the Bible and still get it wrong?

    Jesus established a church (the pillar and foundation of truth) and gave that church all authority (the keys to the kingdom of heaven and earth, the authority to bind and loose on earth and in heaven and the authority to forgive or not forgive sins until He comes again. WHy do you NOT trust in Jesus promise that the gates of hell would not prevail but you do trust in the infallible interpretations of yourself and other sinful men?

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  • March 31, 2014 at 9:37pm

    “It is a lifetime process and thankfully God has a lot of mercy for us when we fall short of the mark.”

    I find it utterly fascinating that whenever Protestants/Evangelicals are arguing in favor of Sola Scriptura they INSIST that the Holy Spirit guides EVERY sincere believer to the correct understanding of the scriptures (that any sincere believer can pick up the Bible and understand it correctly) but then when they are arguing against an oposing interpretation of scripture Protestants/Evangelicals insist that scripture is very complex and requires “Hebraic studies” or knowlege of Greek and Hebrew in order to correctly understand it. Both cannot be true, which is it?

    Does the Holy Spirit guide EVERY person who reads scripture to understand it correctly or must a person understand Greek and Hebrew to “rightly” understand the scriptures? Did the Eunuch understand the scriptures or did he need a person with authority (Phillip) to explain the scriptures to him? Did the disciples on the road to Emmaus understand the scriptures or did they need a person of authority (Jesus) to explain the scriptures to them? Did the Apostles understand the scriptures or did they need a person of authority (Jesus) to explain the meaning of scripture to them?

    When you read the scriptures are your interpretations fallible or infallible? Did Jesus give YOU the keys to the kingdom of heaven and earth and the authority to bind and loose on earth and in heaven?

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  • March 31, 2014 at 9:28pm

    “your comment about fallible human minds. We all have one of those unfortunately, and since we do not have any “original” manuscripts, we are stuck unless God has enabled us to read and understand”

    Exactly my point, so the question then becomes, what good is the infallible word of God in the hands of fallible men? What good is a fallible intepretation of an infallible word?

    Logic dictates that a fallible man cannot infallibly interpret anything. If however Jesus built a church and gave the head of that church the keys to the kingdom of heaven and earth and the power to bind and loose [on earth AND in heaven] and the authority to forgive and not forgive sins and if Jesus ordained that the gates of hell would never prevail against that church then a person of faith could trust in that authority because it is of Jesus not of man (as with Martin Luther and any other church established by men)

    If on the other hand a fallible man chooses to take those same scriptures from that same church and reject the authority of that church (given to her by Jesus Christ) and instead rely on his own fallible interpretations of scripture to start his own church with his own doctrines then a person could have no assurance at all that anything taught in that church is without error.

    See Isaiah 22:22 and Matt 16:19 for the type and foreshadowing of the King entrusting his keys to someone until he returns.

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  • March 31, 2014 at 9:18pm

    It amazes me whenever Protestants/Evangelicals deny the infallibility of the Pope who sits in Peters seat which has the keys to the kingdom of heaven and earth and the power to bind and loose on earth and in heaven and the power to forgive and not forgive sins but then declare that whenever THEY read the Bible the Holy Spirit guides them to the correct understanding of the scriptures Christ…….which is infallibility.

    So they deny that Peters seat can be guided by the Holy Spirit when interpreting the scriptures yet claim that the Holy Spirit guides THEM to the true and correct meaning of the scriptures when they read the Bible. Huh?

    This idea that the Holy Spirit infallibly guides EVERYONE who reads the Bible was first introduced by Martin Luther over 1500 years after the last Apostle died.

    How ironic that Protestants/Evangelicals using “Scripture Alone” has resulted in over 35,000 different (and opposing) private interpretations of who God is and what is necessary for salvation.

    So which is most likely the work of ONE Holy Spirit?

    1. 35,000 different churches with many different translations of the Bible coming up with thousands of different interpretations of who God is and what is necessary for salvation

    OR

    2. ONE universal church using ONE Bible with ONE interpretation of who God is and what is necessary for salvation?

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  • March 31, 2014 at 8:46pm

    “English does not have the capacity to make some of the finer nuances that Greek does.”

    Exactly, now how ironic is this? Protestants/Evangelicals have been translating and interpreating the Bible for over 500 years coming up with over 35,000 (and growing) different interpretations of who God is and exactly what is necessary for salvation and yet Protestants criticize the Catholic church for wanting to preserve the Bible in the original f

    The question for Protestants/Evangelicals becomes, if the Bible Alone is the ONLY authortiy for Christians,but you admit that your interpretation of the Bible is fallible (subject to error) then how do you know that what you know about God and what you believe is necessary for salvation is true? If you do not know for a fact that what you know about God and what you believe is necessary for salvation is without error then what do you really know?

    “Greek words with a broad meaning will have several corresponding English ones…”

    Exactly!!!, a fallible translation/interpretation of an infallible book is like an Apache helicopter in the hands of a Private who does’t know how to fly. He could spend the rest of his life reading the owners manual and still not even figure out how to start the engines.

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  • March 31, 2014 at 7:53pm

    @jgrahamIII

    “have you considered the difficulties that arise when one is trying to render the Word from one language to another?”

    Absolutely, that’s one of the principle reasons I reject Luthers doctrine of Scripture Alone. It’s one of the principle reasons I am no longer a Protest-ant.

    We know that the WRITING of scripture was inspired by the Holy Spirit but we DO NOT KNOW that every translation and/or interpretation is inspired.

    The only way we can know that is if an authority [with Jesus keys to the kingdom of heaven and earth and the power to bind and loose on earth and in heaven and the power to forgive and not forgive sins] tells us so.

    We need full assurance that the translation/interpretation we are using is ALSO from God otherwise we have nothing.

    The well known Protestant theologian R.C. Sproul refers to the Bible as

    “a fallible list of infallible books”

    In other words there are books that belong in the Bible that are not in the Bible. I reject this theory. If the Bible is in fact the word of God it can be lacking in nothing. The fallible list of infallible books is nothing more than a Protestant attempt (and a weak one) to justify Luthers doctrine of Scripture Alone. God does not make mistakes and God does not create 90% solutions. Lastly, how can “Scripture Alone” be our ONLY authority it there are inspired writings (the word of God) outside of the Bible? It’s contradictory.

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  • March 31, 2014 at 7:45pm

    @jgrahamIII

    “have you considered the difficulties that arise when one is trying to render the Word from one language to another?”

    Absolutely, that’s one of the principle reasons I reject Luthers doctrine of Scripture Alone. It’s one of the principle reasons I am no longer a Protest-ant.

    We know that the WRITING of scripture was inspired by the Holy Spirit but we DO NOT KNOW that every translation and/or interpretation is inspired.

    The only way we can know that is if an authority with Jesus keys to the kingdom of heaven and earth and the power to bind and loose on earth and in heaven and the power to forgive and not forgive sins tells us so.

    We need full assurance that the translation/interpretation we are using is ALSO from God otherwise we have nothing.

    The well known Protestant theologian R.C. Sproul refers to the Bible as

    “a fallible list of infallible books”

    In other words there are books that belong in the Bible that are not in the Bible. I reject this theory. If the Bible is in fact the word of God it can be lacking in nothing. The fallible list of infallible books is nothing more than a Protestant attempt (and a weak one) to justify Luthers doctrine of Scripture Alone. God does not make mistakes and God does not create 90% solutions. Lastly, how can “Scripture Alone” be our ONLY authority of there are inspired writings (the word of God) outside of the Bible? It’s contradictory.

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  • March 31, 2014 at 4:38am

    @utopia

    East is quoting “Francis” in the movie STRIPES.

    @East

    Thanks for the laugh

    God Bless

  • March 31, 2014 at 4:18am

    @jgrahamlll

    “but one must look a little further into the word ‘apithia’ to find out why the KJV translators rendered it ‘unbelief’ in some places”

    I disagree I submit that we must reject incorrect tranlations regardless of the reasons. The literal translation from the original Greek is OBEY.

    The fact that the KJV and several others have mistranslated it only strenghthens my point. Whenever a word is not translated literally a fallible human mind has inserted presupposition into the tranlation. You choose to find a sound reason or a justification for the mistranslation but I choose to recognize the mistranslation. Gods inerrant word says OBEY in the original Greek. God does not need US to clarify His words. There is only one King and His name is not James ;)

    God Bless

  • March 29, 2014 at 3:42am

    @therapturecomes

    You misquoted John 3:36. It does not say “does not believe” it says “does not obey” or “disobeys” in the original Aramaic.

    The KJV and several other Bibles mistranslate the Greek word apeithon (disobeys) as “believeth not” or “does not believe” but that is not the correct rendering. The original Greek for “believe” is pisteuōn. not apeithon.

    In previous posts you have mentioned that you have “Hebraic” studies but you use a Bible with incorrect Greek translations. Why is that if you don’t mind me asking?

    P.S. While we are on the topic of correct translation from Aramaic to Greek when Jesus renamed Simon Peter in (John 1:42) Jesus called him “CEPHAS” or “KAYPHA” (Aramaic for Rock) Jesus did not name him “Petra” This is why the Apostle Paul refers to Peter as “CEPHAS” but I have also seen you argue that Jesus called Peter “Petra” why is that?

    John 1:42 (Aramaic Bible in Plain English)
    And he brought him to Yeshua and Yeshua gazed at him and he said: “You are Shimeon, son of Yona; you shall be called KAYPHA.”

    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.

    Very curious what you mean when you say you have “Hebraic” studies?

    God Bless

  • March 28, 2014 at 10:14pm

    Big Mick is as we say in the Army ROT (Right On Target) I will add one other point.

    AFTER His resurrection, Jesus appeared to the 12 Apostles and SENT them out to forgive and retain peoples sins saying,

    John 20:
    “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

    Jesus did this AFTER He had paid the price for all sins. As a Protestant you have to ask yourself, why did Jesus SEND the Apostles to forgive and not forgive peoples sins if He had already paid the price for all sins past, present and future? Luther’s doctrines (and Protestant/Evangelical) traditions cannot answer this question because the simple answer is just what the Bible says. Jesus gave the Apostle the power to forgive or not forgive peoples sins. Martin Luther had no choice but to deny what is written in scripture because He divorced himself from the church which has the power and the authority to forgive and not forgive peoples sins. Because of this Luther invented the idea that people could simply confess to themselves and be forgiven. Very convenient just not biblical. Read about Korah’s rebellion to learn more about rejecting and denying the authority that God has given to men.

    God Bless

    God Bless

  • March 28, 2014 at 8:59pm

    @Mom for freedom et al,

    “So what is the Catholic interpretation of prophecy in the Bible? How does it interpret the books of Daniel, Ezekial and Revelation?:”

    For a complete and thorough explanation of all of the teachings of the church please reference the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

    To be honest if you have not read the teachings of the church you are at best spreading misinformation and at worst bearing false witness. Anyone who has not read the actual teachings of the Catholic church should not be passing judgment or making comments because to people who do know the truth (especially Protestant converts who are very well versed in both scripture and Protestant doctrines) you just make yourself look foolish and you lose all credibility. You see the difference between me and you is I know both sides so my positions are based in truth not in rumors and false information.

    It was actually my study and research of the history of Christianity and the teachings of the Catholic church (not Protestant websites and tracts) that led me into the Catholic church. I am convinced that anyone who truly searches out the truth and takes into consideration all of the facts will be compelled to do the same. What are you waiting for? If anything you will be better equipped to prove the Catholic claims wrong. If you are sincere, you owe it to yourself, God and others to find out the truth. Or are you afraid of what you will find?

    God Bless.

  • March 27, 2014 at 8:05pm

    @Mom for freedom

    I am pretty sure you are sincere and mean well and are just uneducated/uninformed so I will try not to embarass you.

    There is no such thing as a “Catholic” Bible. The Bible that Catholics use today is identical to the original 1611 King James Bible.

    This “Catholic” Bible that you refer to and the Original 1611 King James Bible contained the same books.

    On the other hand the “Protestant” Bible that you have today is missing 7 books that were in Jesus Bible (the Septuagint) and the Original 1611 KJV Bible

    Protestants (Martin Luther) removed those 7 books because they contradict Luthers doctrines of Sola Fide and Sola Scriptura.

    It’s always difficult for Protestants when they learn that their Bibles are missing 7 books that were in the original King James Bible and also in Jesus Bible and that Protestants removed those 7 books because they conflict with Luthers Protestant doctrines.

    So the Bible you have is actaully missing books that were in Jesus Bible and the original 1611 KJV.

    P.S. Google “John Nelson Darby” you might find that interesting as well.

    P.S.S. Where in your Bible is the list of all of the books that belong in the Bible?

    P.S.S.S. If the Bible doesn’t say which books belong in the Bible how do we know?

    P.S.S.S.S If the Bible doesn’t say to remove those 7 books from the Bible why did Martin Luther remove them and why do accept a Bible that a Catholic Monk removed 7 books from?

  • March 27, 2014 at 6:24pm

    “As a pastor, I remember when we had that miscarriage looking through the Bible (and wondering what) does happen to miscarried babies … but there’s no verse that explicitly addresses that,”

    My understanding of “Scripture Alone” is

    “speak where scripture speaks, remain silent where scripture is silent”

    That being said this raises several questions for “Scripture Alone” Protestants.

    1. Exactly when does God impart the soul? Is it at conception? At 3 months? At 6 months? At 9 months? During birth? Shortly after Birth? Not until the age of reason? When does “Life” begin according to scripture alone?

    2. Is it ok to kill a baby before the soul has been imparted?

    3. Where do babies go when they die inside the womb?

    4. Where do babies/kids go who die before accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior?

    The Bible doesn’t address these specific questions but to any couple considering having an abortion or any couple who has had a miscarriage they need answers to these questions. If the answers are not in the Bible where do they go?

    If a baby is being born brain dead is it a “life”? Does the baby have a soul? If a child will be born severely disabled is it ok to kill the baby in the womb? If the parents can’t afford to take care of a severly disabled child is it ok to kill the child?

    When your sole authority is the Bible and the Bible is silent, how do you know? how do you decide? Does it even matter?

    God Bless

  • March 27, 2014 at 4:00pm

    J.O. here is the link.

    I also strongly recommend reading both Luther and Calvins writings (the things they actually wrote themselves) vice just reading what Catholics or Protestants write about them.

    To be honest it was reading the actual writings of Luther and Calvin themselves that franctured my understanding of the causes and effects of the reformation. You will see that both Luther and Calvin eventually became exactly what they (allegedely) set out to reform. Calvin actually began to believe that he spoke directly FOR God.

    http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=7260

    God Bless

  • March 27, 2014 at 3:44pm

    Here’s the thing Jo, the word of God did not change between Monday and Thursday. The truth of the Bible did not chage between Monday and Thursday. The ONLY thing that changed was the WV was going to be losing a LOT of donation$ down the road.

    God Bless

  • March 27, 2014 at 3:02pm

    “Shortly after the organization announced that it would employ gays and lesbians, George O. Wood, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God denomination, put out a statement expressing disappointment and calling for members to divert funds away from World Vision.”

    That says it all……

    God Bless

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  • March 27, 2014 at 2:46pm

    @mcsleged

    “They had been given all of the KEYS (AUTHORITY) of the Priesthood.”

    This is not biblical. The Bible says that Peter and ONLY Peter was given the KEYS to the kingdom of heaven. Jesus was alone with Peter when He gave him the keys to the kingdom of heaven.

    Later Jesus gave the other Apostles the power to bind and loose (and forgive and retain sins) but ONLY Kepha (Cephas) was given the KEYS.

    This is a fulfillment of what is Prohesied about the Kings keys in Isaiah 22:22

    Isaiah 22:22
    “I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.”

    Matt 16:19
    “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

    Many people overlook or have never been taught (or simply choose to ignore) this biblical truth. The OT foreshadows the NT and the NT fulfills the OT.

    God Bless

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