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snooop1e

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  • October 1, 2014 at 4:35pm

    @bluffcreek

    You raise a very valid point. No where in scripture do we see any of the Apostles getting paid for spreading the Gospel let alone becomming rich. If you go by scripture alone Pastors should have a job and work for a living as an example to the people in their church. Why should a Pastor drive a luxurious car and live in a mansion when that tithe money could go to feed the hungry or shelter the homeless? Paul and the other Apostles didnt live lives of luxury, they didnt live in huge mansions and they died a martyrs death. Pastors should take vows of poverty instead of using tithe money to buy fancy cars, clothes and mansions. It’s just not biblical to take 10% tithe from a single mother or an elderly person on a fixed income and then use that money to pay for a Pastors BMW, fancy suits and luxury home. A Pastor should not be wealthier than the poorest person in his church. That is following Jesus, that is a “Bible” church.

  • October 1, 2014 at 1:17pm

    @HIsjustice

    Amen! The Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Cor 11:27-30

    1 Cor 11:27-28
    Anyone who eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and the blood of our Lord.

    and

    1 Cor 11:29-30
    anyone who eats the bread and drinks the cup without recognizing the body and blood of the Lord eats and drinks condemnation on themself.

    Also

  • September 30, 2014 at 2:18pm

    Those who follow Jesus are called to judge behavior not people. So we can say with absolute assurance that gay marriage is sinful and promoting or accepting gay marriage is promoting sin. As to the state of our own soul or someone elses soul (whether or not I am “saved” and/or someone else is or is not “saved”) God and God alone judges.

    So it is sin for anyone to render any judgement upon yourself or anyone else. Saying “I am saved” is sin just as saying “he is not saved” is sin. Either statement elevates man above God.

    Many Christians believe they are doing good when they judge themselves “saved” but pronouncing judgement upon anyone including yourself is putting yourseof above God. The Apostle Paul said that although he was not aware of anything against him he could not judge himself for God alone can judge.

    So as Christians we can/must judge behavior (identify what is and is not sin) but we shoul never render judgement on any person (including ourselves). God alone judges even ourselves.

    God Bless

  • [1] September 29, 2014 at 1:59am

    @al j zra

    “It seems a little arrogant to assume we, as a naturally sinful lot, are in the best position to deem who should and shouldn’t be a saint”

    You do know that Abraham, Moses, Noah, David, every single Prophet, every single Apostle and every single human being ever chosen by God to lead His people was a sinner yes?

    Scripture tells us that,

    Is it arrogant (foolish) to trust your eternal salvation to a book filled with the writings of sinful men simply because a bunch of sinful men have told you that those books are the word of God?

    Is it arrogant for you a sinner to believe that you can interpret the Bible perfectly without error and explain to yourself and others the true meaning of the scriptures?

    Why is it not arrogant for you to believe that YOUR personal interpretation of the scriptures is “spirit led” and therfore perfect and trustworthy but the decisions of a council of Bishops who can trace their succession all the way back to the the 12 Apostles chosen by Jesus Christ is “arrogant”?

    Doesnt seem like sound reasoning does it?

    You do know that Abraham, Noah, Moses, David and every Apostle chosen by God were all sinful men yes?

    God Bless

  • [5] September 26, 2014 at 2:54pm

    I wonder if a beer summit would help?

  • [3] September 25, 2014 at 5:36pm

    @LestWeForget,

    You hit that one out of the park…..sorry couldn’t help myself.

    When I was an Evagelical/Protestant I used to think “infallibiity” was “impeccablility” or “sinlessness” and I used to say that the Bible was “infallible” (instead of inerrent) a little embarassing looking back but it’s true.

    Peter, Paul and the Apostles weren’t sinless but they had to be infallible. How do we know they were infallible? Because the CHURCH declared their writings to be the inspired word of God (infallible)

    Many Christians miss this subtle but very profound point, infallibility is not a human characeristic it is the Holy Spirit guiding the church and protecting her from teaching error.

    If you accept the New Testament you are accepting the fact that the Holy Spirit guided the church to correctly determine which writings belong in scripture.

    God Bless
    God Bless

  • [6] September 25, 2014 at 5:17pm

    Chupacabra

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  • [3] September 25, 2014 at 3:04pm

    God Bless your mother, give her a hug : )

  • [5] September 25, 2014 at 3:02pm

    @cavallo

    “No doctor ever should advocate for the ending of life, unless there was a threat to the life of the mother.”

    I disagree, Jesus tells us in the Bible,

    Luke 9:24
    For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.

    and

    Matt 25:40
    And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you also did it to me

    Anything we do to a defenseless baby (the least of these) we do to Jesus

    I remember back in 2011 listening to the Calvary Chapel radio show “Pastors Perspective” and the head Pastor and one of his staff encouraged a woman to go ahead and abort her cojoined twins telling her that “God would forgive her” I was so disappointed, hopefully she did not take their advice.

    @Zorro

    “Pro-Life without Apology, without Compromise, and without Exception”

    Absolutely!!!, keep the faith, with God all things are possible.

    God Bless

  • [13] September 25, 2014 at 2:47pm

    Very inspiring. God Bless her and her child….

    Psalm 18:20-25
    The Lord has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands He has rewarded me. For I have kept the ways of the Lord; I am not guilty of turning from my God. All His laws are before me; I have not turned away from His decrees. I have been blameless before Him and have kept myself from sin. The Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in His sight. To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless

    Psalm 37:18
    Day by day the Lord takes care of the innocent and they will receivd the
    inheritance that lasts forever.

    Psalm 50:23
    Honor to me is a sacrifice of thanksgiving; to the upright I will show God’s salvation.

    Psalm 62:12
    And with you, Lord, is unfailing love; and, You reward everyone according to what they have done

    Proverbs 10:29
    The way of the Lord is a refuge for the blamelss, but it is the ruin of those who do evil

    Proverbs 13:6
    Righteousness guards the person of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner

    Proverbs 15:9
    The Lord detests the way of the wicked, but He loves those who pursue righteousness

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

    Proverbs 28:9
    If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable

    God Bless

  • [1] September 24, 2014 at 7:52pm

    “Reformed” theology suggests 5 point Calvinism or T.U.L.I.P

    1. Total Depravity (We are completely sinful)

    2. Unconditional Election (God predestined some people to go to heaven and some to go to hell and there is nothing a person can do to change their election)

    3. Limited Atonement (Jesus blood only covers the elect, those predestined for heaven)

    4. Irreistable Grace (The elect cannot resist Gods grace, God forces His grace upon the elect)

    5. Perseverance of the Saints (Once Saved Always Saved)

    I would imagine there are a fair number of Protestants in this forum who utterly reject Calvins 5 points. That being said, according to the Protestat understanding of the “priestood of all believers” are Calvins 5 points (T.U.L.I.P) listed above bound or loosed in heaven?

    If so why? If not why not and where is your answer in the Bible?

    God Bless

    God Bless

  • September 24, 2014 at 7:32pm

    Jesus also told the Apostles that whatever they bind on earth is bound in heaven and whatever they loose on earth is loosed in heaven. Can you give an example of something that YOU personally have bound on earth that is bound in heaven AND something you have loosed on earth that is loosed in heaven?

    Lastly, in the Bible he Apostles appointed their successors by the laying on of hands. Who as laid hands on you and what happens when YOU bind or loose something on earth but another Christian who disagrees with you looses what you have bound or binds what you have loosed?

    Do your different/opposing bindings and loosings cancel each other out? If so what is the end result of something that is BOTH bound and loosed on earth? Does heaven wait until some other believer declares it bound or loosed in order to implement the new binding or loosing?

    If 2 believers gather in Jesus name and agree that homosexuality is acceptable to God and “loose” homosexuality on earth is homosexuality loosed in heaven? If they also agree that gay marriage is acceptable and “loose” gay marriage on earth are there gay weddings in heaven?

    Please explain (using scripture) how competing/opposing bindings and loosings on earth are bound and loosed in heaven?

    Also please explain if God forgives your sins if you do not forgive someone elses sins?

    God Bless

  • September 24, 2014 at 7:21pm

    @coach54

    You wrote,

    “Every Christian became a member of a royal priesthood and a holy nation the moment they became a Christian”

    Here is a point to consider, AFTER Jesus rose from the dead (key word AFTER) He appeared to the Apostles and told them.

    John 20:21
    ” As the Father has sent me, I am sending you……. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

    But BEFORE Jesus rose from the dead he told the Apostles

    Matt 6:14-15

    ” For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions”

    1. Does Jesus command AFTER the resurrection cancel out His command BEFORE the resurrection?
    2. Can you give an example of someones sin that you did not forgive and also explain how you do not violate Jesus command in (Matt 6:14-15) to forgive others their sins?
    3. If you have not forgiven someone’s sin will God forgive you your sins? Are you still “saved”?

    cont’d below

  • [-1] September 24, 2014 at 6:20pm

    Aren’t all humans “evil incarnate”? How does this mans “evil” differ from say your evil? Is his “evil” eviler than your “evil” ?

    If all sins are equal in God eyes and we are all sinners how is one guy “evil incarnate”?

    Please explain?

    God Bless

  • [-2] September 24, 2014 at 6:17pm

    @pattyhenry

    “One Look at this guy and you SEE EVIL”

    Don’t you believe that all sins are equal in Gods eyes? If so, what about this man sets him apart (in your eyes) as “EVILl” ? Aren’t all humans “evil” in Gods eyes?

    Doesn’t scripture say “none are righteous, no not one”?

    What do you mean when you say you “SEE EVIL” when you look at him?

    God Bless

  • September 24, 2014 at 6:03pm

    Help me out here,

    According to the doctrine of scripture alone, if 2 believers gather in Jesus name and bind homosexualiy, prosperity gospel and female pastors isn’t that also bound in heaven? How does binding and loosing work when Christians disagree and bind and loose the same things? Do these opposing binding and loosings cancel eachother out?

    If 2 Christians gather in Jesus name and agree to bind homosexuality but 2 other Christians gather in Jesus name and agree to loose homosexuality? Is homosexuality bound or loosed in heaven? Or is homosexuality BOTH bound and loosed in heaven and what does that mean? When homsexual marriage is loosed on earth what happens in heaven? Does that mean there are gay weddings in heaven?

    Lastly if 2 Christians gather in Jesus name and agree to forgive a persons sin does that mean that Jesus also forgives that persons sin? What if they agree to not forgivethe persons sin? Does Jesus also not forgive that persons sin? Hows does this work according to the doctrine of scripture alone?

    How do we “retain” anothers sin and what does that mean? Didn’t Jesus tell us to forgive 7×70 times? Jesus also told us if we do not forgive another then our Father in heaven will not forgive us. If 2 Christians agree to not forgive the sin of another does that mean that their sins also are not forgiven?

    What about sins a person committed that the 2 do not know about? How do they forgive or not forgive those sins?

    God Bless

  • September 24, 2014 at 5:24pm

    Here’s a question,

    Suppose that 2 Christians who work in an eldery home gather in Jesus name and agree that Euthanaia is acceptable to God if a person is suffering a lot. Are they right or wrong? How do you know? (in other words where is your answer in the Bible?)

    God Bless

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  • September 22, 2014 at 7:27pm

    Sorry I hit “Post” too quickly, below might be easier to understand.

    Jesus tells us that this parable is a metaphor for the Kingdom of Heaven

    The following types are represented in this parable

    The land owner = God
    the work day = a person’s lifetime
    the promised reward (1 Denarius) = Kingdom of Heaven/eternal life
    the workers = followers of Jesus Christ who persevere in doing Gods work(s)

    The land owner (God) only promises ONE reward (Kingdom of Heaven aka eternal life) and only one reward is received. No other “rewards” or “extra rewards” are ever mentioned in the parable. There also is no mention of any individuals not working but still receiving the promised reward. Ony those who work received the promised reward.

    Jesus does not say that there were men who showed up but just stood around and did not work and then received the promised reward at the end of the day.

    When the day (a person’s lifetime) is over, ONLY those who worked received the reward that was promised and only ONE reward was promised (Kingdom of Heaven)

    Jesus also does not say that the men who did work received “extra rewards” (plural) Jesus only speaks of ONE reward (Kingdom of Heaven) for work.

    So the teaching of “extra rewards” (above spending eternity with God in Heaven) is not biblical. There never has been and never can be ANYTHING extra (adding to) spending eternity with God in Heaven.

    God Bless

  • [1] September 22, 2014 at 7:18pm

    Another example is the parable of the land owner and the workers in Matt 20:19.

    Jesus tells us that the parable of the land owner is a metaphor for the Kingdom of Heaven

    In the parable the landower is God, the workers are those who obey the land owner (God) , the work they do is works, the pay/reward they receive for the works is the Kingdom of Heaven.

    Only one reward (Kingdom of Heaven) is promised and only one reward (Kingdom of Heaven) is received.

    In the parable, througout the day (a persons life) the land owner (God) calls us to do good works for a reward (the Kingdom of Heaven) and the workers who trust in his (God) promise and do his work receive the promised reward (Kingdom of Heaven)

    In this parable ONLY those who WORKED received the promised reward (Kingdom of Heaven)

    The men who woked the entire day (did more works) did not receive more rewards than the men who did less work. The land owner (God) only promises ONE reward (Kingdom of Heaven)

    Again, according to Jesus this parable is like the Kingdom of God and there is no mention of men who showed up but did no work(s)

    Jesus does not say that there were men who did no work(s) at all and received a lesser reward. Jesus only mentions those who worked and received the promsed reward (Kingdom of Heaven)

    So the teaching that those who do no works just receive more rewards (plural) is not taught by Jesus. Only those who work received the promised reward (singular)

    God Bles

  • September 18, 2014 at 7:46pm

    Roger that!!! I always tell my coworkers that every single day I feed the hungry, clothe the naked, tend to the sick, shelter the homeless and visit the imprisoned (my stay at home wife) without even leaving the house. ;)

    Appreciate your post brother.

    PAX CHRISTI

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