The Quiet Christian wrote: What about the Free Kirk? The Lord surely has not abandoned His people, even if their proportion be small.
The Free Church once staunch Reformed and Orthodox is creeping closer to the (Liberalist) C.of S.
The reason seems to be lack of pew fillers. Thus they try to make themselves more acceptable to the modern congregations.
The Free church split some years ago and there is a more "Reformed" Church congregation, from them now called the 'Free Church Continuing.' https://www.freechurchcontinuing.org/ This congregation has branches in the USA and Canada.
The one church who has stuck to the Bible and not burned it with Satan's Liberalism - Is the Free Presbyterian Church.
""No Room for Pro-Lifers in Democratic Party, Sanders Says: Abortion Rights Are 'Essential'""
IF there is "no room" for Pro-Lifers in the Democrat Party ...... WHY are there still *LIVE* adults in the Democrat Party???
Their parents must have been Pro-Lifers!!!!
Even Democrats started life at conception and nobody murdered them in the first nine months of life. Amazing
These Democrats reveal themselves to be of Satan..... "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." John 8:44.
}NB::- Those on the Left are goats!! Matthew 25:32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left"
""The state of New Jersey has joined California and Illinois in mandating homosexual and gender-confusion indoctrination at all government schools embedded into virtually every subject""
Well that should send them all to hell and damnation.
They must be a really evil and satanic bunch of reprobates.
GOD states::.... Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."
From Article:: ""These churches in Wuhan keep themselves away from all the rumors and political issues, they just do what a true Christian should do in this situation: preaching gospel and being wittiness of true peace and true hope that come from Jesus Christ in front of the non believers who are in panic and hopelessness.""
Can't say better than that.
Only to add that the Churches should use plenty prayer time up. Talk to the Lord about these times and trials you suffer.
May GOD have mercy on their souls and may HE use His Church by His Grace, in these dark times.
Psalm 4:1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.
Psalm 5:3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
Psalm 6:9 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.
Psalm 17:1 Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
John for? Stated:- "Jacob Arminius believed people in their natural state could not understand the gospel, like Calvinist. The difference being, once a person is enabled to believe, it is still their choice to believe."
John - Here is how they differ:-
"In the Reformed camp, the ordo salutis is 1) election/predestination (in Christ), 2) Atonement 3) gospel call 4) inward call 5) regeneration, 6) conversion (faith & repentance), 7) justification, 8) sanctification, and 9) glorification. (Rom 8:29-30)."
"In the Arminian camp, the ordo salutis is 1) outward call 2) faith/election, 3) repentance, 4) regeneration, 5) justification, 6) perseverance, 7) glorification."
""Currently, he and his team are searching for other venues after all the original locations canceled despite having signed contracts and received deposits.""
These are unusual times we live in.
Clearly there is a satanic attempt to silence the church (of any ilk or creed except Liberalism) and indeed destroy the church.
That was Satan's mission from the outset.
The UK has been taken over by Satan in a new way which is more comprehensively wicked than observed in previous times.
The pernicious plague of Liberalism permeated with sin and darkness is attacking both from inside the churches and outside in the reprobate community. But:- "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Eph 6:12.
Satan's influence (described in the verse above) over today's reprobate generation includes:- "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy ....." 2Tim 3:-
Predicted ..... "Who changed the truth of God into a lie" "For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections:"
Episcopalian church religion is NOT Biblical. They deny repentance of sin - Which is seen in the fact that they put a practicing UNrepentant sinner in the pulpit.
2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;"
But not to worry GOD does not use women in the pulpits anyway. So all they will get is human babble.
GOD states; 1Tim 2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. 15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety."
"Letâ€™s be up front with this fact: Billy Graham was an Arminian. The â€śStatement of Faithâ€ť of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association signals this clearly when it says: â€śâ€¦repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit.â€ť Rather than regeneration resulting in faith (the biblical view found in Reformed theology), the BGEA says faith results in regeneration. First you believe (using your free will) and then you are born again. Regeneration follows faith, rather than preceding it. Thatâ€™s Arminianism and it was also evident in Grahamâ€™s 1977 book, How to be Born Again. Ever since that book was published, Reformed critics have pointed out that you canâ€™t lay out steps for people to follow to be born again â€“ regeneration is a sovereign work of the Holy Spirit who works this, as the Canons of Dort say, â€śin us without usâ€ť (CoD 3-4.12). Telling someone how to be born again is just as absurd as telling a baby in the womb how to be born." (reformedperspective.ca)
Dr Tim; Don't forget who does the "drawing" = John 6:44. (First Cause).
John UK wrote: God's message of salvation to a sinner is always, "Repent, believe and receive Christ." And this is what both Billy Graham and his son have always preached.
Now don't forget what your friend Spurgeon taught John.
"What the Arminian wants to do is to arouse man's activity: what we want to do is to kill it once for all---to show him that he is lost and ruined, and that his activities are not now at all equal to the work of conversion; that he must look upward. They seek to make the man stand up: we seek to bring him down, and make him feel that there he lies in the hand of God, and that his business is to submit himself to God, and cry aloud, 'Lord, save, or we perish.' We hold that man is never so near grace as when he begins to feel he can do nothing at all. When he says, 'I can pray, I can believe, I can do this, and I can do the other,' marks of self-sufficiency and arrogance are on his brow." C. H. Spurgeon
John for? You wrote; "Arminian you say? Isnâ€™t that the same thing as saying Calvinist-lite?"
Oooohhh John what a terrible accusation to make to Calvinists. "The same as Arminians"?? You'll be telling us next that Wesley was a calvinist. Just ask Mr Whitefield.
John for JESUS wrote: Poor Franklin .... Christians and nonbelievers alike are united in their hatred of him.
No; John for? Not "hate" Franklin. They reject his message.
His message is Arminianism which has a few doctrines of the actual Bible, but seeks to promote the sinner to a place above his station and above his natural ability. A bit like the idolatrous Roman Catholics.
Franklin was saying in a radio interview this morning that these venues had been - 'contracted' to allow his preaching presentation. Thus they are in breach of contract. As well as - In breach of the Law of God. And. Guilty of sending people to hell and damnation. And Denying repentance of sin. And Preventing freedom of speech and religion.
So they will be arranging a "venue" in hell for themselves and others. And Satan won't cancel that.
NB: These are sinners who "Cannot" - (not; Do not) - believe in God and His Holy Word. The difference is about God doing something; - Not the sinner doing something.
1John 6:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life."
From Article:: ""Scotland's clergy have been effectively neutered â€“ the Established Church has now become little more than the spiritual wing of the secular thought police. Christianity is barred in all but name from much of public life ""
Yes! That sounds about right.
What I would add is that the Church of Scotland is neutered by its new modern religion of worldly Liberalism.
The Liberalists in the church wouldn't know the Bible from the bus timetable. They are politically correct and Eph 4:18. - "Ignorant, blind and alienated from the life of God."
They are people who have a human conviction and sin pretends to them that it is 'faith' - It's not!
May GOD have mercy upon this United Kingdom of Sodom and Gomorrah, and remember the Remnant.
Jude :4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ."
TrueHolyBibleChristianCatholic wrote: THE CORONAVIRUS ! "THE (SATANIC) VATICAN, THE BRITISH ROYALS, AND THE GLOBAL PEDOPHILE RING UNLEASH THE CORONAVIRUS...
Christians do not tell lies. I assume you are not a true Christian.
Since:- John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."
Scotland has always been notorious for its alcohol consumption.
When I was in the navy we put in at Gibraltar. As we walked up the main street we saw a fellow lying on the side of the road inebriated. One of the lads with me said jokingly I wonder if he is a Scot. So we asked him as we got near. And true to form, sadly, his answer came back with a strong Scottish lilt to it.
Today Scotland's 'Federalist' 'SNP' (?) is trying to separate us from one of the most successful country's in history - Britain. Wonder if alcohol has anything to do with that bad judgment?
From Article::- ""But Roddie has received a number of other honors, including the title of Righteous Among the Nations, the highest honor given by Israel to people who risked their lives to protect Jews from the Nazis. Roddie is one of only five Americans who have been given the honor; he is also the only U.S. soldier to receive it.""
Well done Roddie!! đź‘Ť
2Tim 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
1Cor 16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. 14 Let all your things be done with charity."
""In what sounded more like a document written by the United Nations than a Papal address, the Pope tore into the economic systems of the world""
The Papal antichrist (a 'good' socialist) speaks again to the gullible.
Quote:- "The Roman Catholic Church is almost certainly the wealthiest organization in the world. In the United States alone, it is estimated that the Catholic Church has an operating budget of $170 billion. By comparison, in fiscal year 2012, Apple and General Motors each had about $150 billion in revenue worldwide. No one outside the Vatican knows for sure how much money the church has, becauseâ€”unlike every other category of tax-exempt â€śnonprofitâ€ť organizationsâ€”religious organizations in the United States are not required to submit basic financial reporting to the IRS. From Vatican City (the Catholic Churchâ€™s own country) to St. Patrickâ€™s Cathedral in Manhattan, the Church owns some of the most extraordinary art and architecture the world has ever known. It operates a vast and lucrative network of schools, universities, and hospitals whose Medicare and Medicaid patients are bankrolled by American taxpayers, yet it is listed as a nonprofit organization." (listverse.com)
One of the main news headlines at this moment in the UK is that a TV presenter has "come out" and declared himself to be from Sodom and Gomorrah.
Apparently after twenty seven years of "Normal" marriage (Two children) he announced his change of sexual preference to that of homosexual.
Thus does this Island nation with so powerful a history over the centuries declare its new Amoral position in history, the world, creation.
Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."
I await the Wrath of God to conclude its journey upon this nation.
Genesis 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them."
Question:- Does GOD change His mind or just delay the inevitable?
"But there are a great number of supremely important truths that the material universe con never reveal to the searching eye of man, even if he could bring an unfallen mind and a pure heart to the investigation of its wonders. It is for this reason that God, in His infinite grace and love, has given to us in the Bible the supreme and only authoritative revelation concerning the Persons of the Trinity, the original creation, the nature of man, the Fall and Edenic curse, the Tower of Babel, the Abrahamic and Mosaic covenants, the miracles of Moses, prophets, the incarnation, atoning death, and bodily resurrection of Christ, ..... Second Coming of Christ, the future judgments, heaven and hell, and many other vitally important truths that are completely outside the scope of scientific investigation. In other words, cosmogony, cosmology, and metaphysics, in the ultimate sense of these terms (and no other sense is truly valid) are impossible apart from God's special revelation in Scripture! The true scientist, therefore, no less than the true theologian, must confess with David: "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path â€˘â€˘â€˘ in thy light shall we see light" (Psa. 119:105) " (John C WHITCOMB)