Do you agree with him that baptism is essential to salvation? Apparently you do, because at least twice you have quoted Acts 2:38. Apparently you are not aware that the word â€śforâ€ť in that verse means â€śbecause of,â€ť and not â€śin order to obtain,â€ť just as it does in Mark 1:44. Do you believe, as Bercot explicitly states that he does, that there are two â€śphasesâ€ť in salvation, and that in Phase One we are initially saved by grace through faith (plus baptism), but that in Phase Two we must keep ourselves saved by our own good works? Do you believe, as he does, that you canâ€™t know if you have eternal life until your mortal life has ended? Bercot may not be a JW, but he is a dyed-in-the-wool heretic if ever there was one. And if you believe what he does, youâ€™re a heretic as well.
Jim has been hoarding the coins so that when the next zombie apocalypse hitsâ€”probably in October just before the presidential electionâ€”he can buy up all the Cheetos and thereby control all of his fellow basement bums. Then they will rise up and tear down the statue of Trigger, a notorious palomino supremacist.
Jim, I have never been so alarmed in my life! If the virus is spreading through the air, then obviously the only safe course of action is to stop breathing altogether until we can â€śflatten the curve.â€ť By the way, can someone please tell me what a flat curve looks like?
James Thomas wrote: Evidence is also emerging of something else being superbly spread through the air. Unfortunately the vaccine of truth works only within the culture of reason.
Also unfortunately James, Jim/Lincoln believes whatever the ever-changing narrative tells him to believe. Otherwise he himself is a generator of the narrative. I still prefer to think he's naive, rather than corrupt. Maybe I'm naive.
John UK wrote: DKH, there is nothing in your statement above which shows that you are not a member of a cult. All of the cults focus on obedience, which is called "works-salvation".
I believe 100% that Jesus is divine. Believing obedience to Christ is only a cult thing or that it is "works salvation" is completely not true. Read the Gospels. Jesus spoke over and over again about obedience to Christ. In fact, He gave a great commission to His disciples to go at teach others to obey Christ.
The early Church believed they were justified by belief and faith in Christ but that its not true belief if there's no obedience. Thats fake belief.
James Thomas wrote: The "ekklesia" theology has never descended into RC theology.
Use whatever terms you want. The fact is, the majority of people who called themselves Christians in the 3rd century had a different theology than the majority of the people who called themselves Christians in the 5th century. But Id agree that there has always been a faithful church.
Although, the Early Church believed something totally different than Modern Protestants. But maybe you dont care. Its just strange that your theology was mostly nonexistent till the 5th century.
If the people are keeping coins, they apparently don't need coins. If folks are charging more to credit cards, stores need fewer, not more. Must be one of those things where the people don't need them, but the public does. Makes my jaw hurt to say stuff like that.
Everyone gets sick at minimum once a year, the difference today is all flu is considered to be corona, while in January, february, it was considered to be regular seasonal flu.
The recovery rates are extremly high, and people who got dead from the virus, would of been dead from the flu.
I see so many pentacostal pastors trusting God to heal them, yet place themselves under a ventilator because their faith is in a white lab coat docto, rather than staying home like they would for any flu last year.
Freeman's wife, Chelsea, posted on Instagram that he had "body aches, headaches, chills and a high fever.'' "He is someone who literally never gets sick and this virus hit him like a ton of bricks," she wrote. "We've been really strict for the last 4 months. Haven't gone to a grocery store, haven't gone out to dinner once, haven't seen our friends ... and still got it."
DKH wrote: 1. So seriously, in fact, that we should actually obey what He commanded us.
2. By early Church, I mean the first three centuries of Christianity before most of the Church's theology radically changed and descended into Catholicism.
1.I agree, and thankfully the apostle John summed it up for us here.
1 John 3:23 and this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
2. The "ekklesia" theology has never descended into RC theology. The two are and have always been the antithesis of one another, that being the righeousness of God alone versus self righteous works of the law. Paul explains it in detail in Romans 10. Also you seem to be eliminating the 1000 year stretch in which Christians in Constantinople housed the Greek manuscripts The ekklesia held to them through the dark ages and not the RC theology. If your sources of information are not providing this then your being shortchanged.
I disagree with the idea that FBD is a mega church, so my first question is- what is the definition of a mega church to the author? Having gone to a career enhancement class that FBD offered, I know first hand that this church offers valuable services and am convinced the church will use the $ fruitfully and The Lord will be glorified. There are several other churches in the DFW area whose attendance and membership exceeds 10,000 normally who would waste this $ on their own bureaucracy.
Eventually all former republics turned communists, starve their own people, imprison their own people and systematically murder their own people- The Khmer Rouge, a Maoist form of communism murdered 7 million of its own citizens. This is not a situation to be taken lightly. If your city is stupid enough to do this to itâ€™s own citizens, move,but buy everyone in your family a gun and teach them how to use it in case the zombies come knocking on your door with a kill list for counter revolutionaries.
"More than 650 coronavirus cases have been linked to nearly 40 churches and religious events across the United States since the beginning of the pandemic, with many of them erupting over the last month as Americans resumed their pre-pandemic activities, according to a New York Times database."
Are you kidding me? This is news? Churches should close because the NY Times says that churches are dangerous? Look at the numbers. "...650 cornavirus cases... linked to churches... in the U.S.... SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC..." 650 out of 3,159,671 cases as of this writing? That's .02% of the cases.
"...Many of them erupting over the last month..." Are you telling me that the youths that have been protesting, marching, rioting, rampaging and tearing down monuments, partying, and going to bars and beaches in groves have also been going to church to show their repentance? Is that why the cases have been "erupting over the last month?"
The same NY Times that was the genesis of and perpetuated some of the greatest lies over the past few years in American history?
A very small portion of the 45,000 churches in America have opened. And many will never open again primarily because of articles like this one.
exactly mike. They claim the Trump rally was a reason behind rising numbers as well, but not the protests. you would think at this point people would catch on...it isn't about a virus at all, it's about compliance and allegiance to their agenda.
So let's close the churches and just nod our non conformist heads in unison that this bit of news must be true. That's one of the goals, isn't it? But keep those liquor stores and abortion clinics open, no virus there. Booze numbs the mind, and surely abortions are done with safe spacing and dust masks worn. Experts understand these things. Let's not ask why all the talk is about cases, and not death rate, which is still dropping. What must I do to be saved? Believe on your overlords, hide from life, wait for a vaccine, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.