Guilty of promoting the murder of the unborn child. Guilty of encouraging the abomination of Sodom and Gomorrah. Guilty of supporting corruption in the masses. Guilty of exploiting the minds of children in education. Guilty of subjecting the people to moral relativism and decline. Guilty of coercing degeneration in the society. and Perversion! and Depravity! and âŚ...
Phillip Mezzapelle wrote: When is there going to be a survey which asks the following questions. Is there such a thing as right and wrong? Is there such a thing as truth and falsehood? Should we as individuals be held accountable and take full responsability for our own actions? Or is it acceptable to blame others?
Yes Phillip; With moral relativism questions are already on their hymn sheet. This generation does not appear to "know" God as per Judges 2:10.
They even are saying that "religion" has nothing to do with moral decisions. Thus NO absolute standard, like GOD, exists in their thinking.
Satan gains more influence daily and they cannot see it.
Liberalism//Modernism is destroying all authority in society.
I guess that is how their best scientific minds today can declare our grandparents a few generations ago were a bunch of monkeys, (evolution).
"By "Repentance unto life," I think we are to understand that repentance which is accompanied by spiritual life in the soul, and ensures eternal life to every one who possesses it. "Repentance unto life," I say, brings with it spiritual life, or rather, is the first consequent thereof. There are repentances which are not signs of life, except of natural life, because they are only effected by the power of the conscience and the voice of nature speaking in men; but the repentance here spoken of is produced by the Author of life, and when it comes, it begets such life in the soul, that he who was "dead in trespasses and sins," is quickened together with Christ; he who had no spiritual susceptibilities, now "receives with meekness the engrafted word;" he who slumbered in the very center of corruption, receives power to become one of the sons of God, and to be near his throne. This I think is "repentance unto life,"âthat which gives life unto a dead spirit" (C H Spurgeon)
If you do not want to 'Repent' of your sin - Then so be it, "Perish" as Christ teaches.
"We see this, for instance, in Matthew 3:8, where John the Baptist warns the Pharisees and Sadducees that they need to âbear fruit in keeping with repentance.â This tells us at least two important things about genuine repentance. First, repentance is fundamentally something that happens on the inside of a person. John Calvin called it âan inward matter, which has its seat in the heart and soul.â It is not, therefore, primarily about our outward behavior but about our heartâs desires. That is why the prophet Joel pleads with the people of Judah to âreturnâ to the Lord âwith all [their] heartâ and encourages them to ârend [their] hearts and not [their] garmentsâ (Joel 2:12â13). He is indicating that repentance is essentially a heart matter. But it is a heart matter that leads to an outward change in behavior. And that is the second thing that John the Baptistâs warning emphasizes. The inward change of repentance should lead to an outward change in the way we are living our lives. The outward change is important, but only as the necessary consequence of genuine repentance on the inside" (tabletalkmagazine.com)
""âGreat Commission Baptists,â in another step by the worldâs largest Baptist denomination to distance itself from its racist past amid ongoing racial unrest.""
Is this what you call "Apologetics"??
"Is repentance necessary for salvation?
It depends on what you mean by repentance.
If you mean 1) that you must stop sinning before coming to Christ then obviously no. But if you mean 2) knowing you cannot save yourself, by grace, you turn from your sin to trust in Christ to deliver you from it, then yes, it is necessary. No one can come to Christ unless they come to Him as the Savior from sin." (monergism.com)
"Evangelical repentance is ... a gracious principle and habit implanted in the soul by the Spirit of Christ, in the exercise of which a regenerate and believing sinner, deeply sensible of the exceeding sinfulness and just demerit of his innumerable sins is truly humbled and grieved before the Lord, on account of the sinfulness and hurtfulness of them." (John Colquhoun)
NB:- Luke 13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye REPENT, ye shall all likewise PERISH"
Matt 4:17 From that time JESUS began to PREACH, and to say, REPENT: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
From Article:- ""A Catholic group is launching a multi-million dollar effort to educate Catholic voters in key battleground states about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Bidenâs âanti-Catholic record and policy agendaâ"
I wonder how Pope Francis feels about this?
He is staunch Liberalist//Socialist!! But of course staunchly refuses to admit it. That wouldn't be religiously kosher! Some defects must be hidden from the world.
" âAbortion is not a human right,â the US Ambassador to the United Nations has told the intergovernmental organisation.
In May the pro-abortion UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls and two UN Special Rapporteurs had accused a number of US states of âmanipulating the COVID-19 crisisâ to restrict essential access to abortions.
But Ambassador Andrew Bremberg called these criticisms âbizarre and inexplicableâ and said the US âcategorically rejects this transparent attempt to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to assert the existence of such a rightâ.
Bremberg, who has been Ambassador since October 2019, reminded the UN that âinternational human rights law does not recognise any âright to abortionââ.
He added: âOne of the reasons that the United States and others increasingly see the UNâs human rights system as utterly broken is the tendency of its self-appointed guardians to label certain policy preferences as ârightsâ.â (christian.org.uk)
Take courage. Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. 3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. 4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple. 5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. 6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD. 7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me."
Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. 12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. 13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."
Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God."
Numb 8:24 This is it that belongeth unto the Levites: from twenty and five years old and upward they shall go in to wait upon the service of the tabernacle of the congregation: 25 And from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting upon the service thereof, and shall serve no more: 26 But shall minister with their brethren in the tabernacle of the congregation, to keep the charge, and shall do no service. Thus shalt thou do unto the Levites touching their charge."
Mankind, by Abortion, slaughters far more lives than coronavirus does.
"Over 42 million abortions took place globally in 2019 according to new figures that found abortion to be the single largest cause of death.
The statistics, compiled by tracking service Worldometers, counted approximately 42.4 million abortions took place last year." (righttolife.org.uk)
Coronavirus world deaths to date - 926K
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."
ââHarassment of Christians by hard-line Hindus in northern India ended in police coercing a pastor to agree to stop holding worship in his home after an officer threatened to make false charges against his sonââ
Obviously the âpoliceâ were Hindu.
Hindu police do not do justice for Christians.
Hindu religion notorious for the worship of snakes, rats and other animals hate the true worship of GOD. Thus they follow Satan and his demons.
May GOD continue to work with HIS servants to convert the Indian people to the truth.
May the LORD protect HIS servants in HIS Providence during this battle.
From Article:- "âAnd even if we stand by these [rules], there is still a risk. One person makes a mistake; one person is positive [for the virus] and did not know; one person who can infect another. The Great Synagogue asks to prevent this risk [from affecting] every one of you.â"
Don't worry folks GOD doesn't need bricks and mortar - however impressive - to receive worship and prayers from HIS servants.
John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
1Cor 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?"
From Article:- ""and Democrats always gave passes to Black Lives Matter and Antifa, people began to suspect that politics drove the Democratsâ insistence that Americans must live abnormally constrained lives until the virus ends""
'Fear' of Coronavirus? Or: 'Fear' of politics?
This tiny little virus which has defeated man's science, medicine, society, economy, education, schools and colleges, family, social life, community AND politics - Demonstrates how feeble mankind is.
Without GOD mankind wouldn't last five minutes!!
What a pity man is too ignorant, blind and foolish to be able to comprehend this. (Eph 4:18).
1Cor 1: 18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. 20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?"
""Less than half of American adults, 48%, believe the Bible is 100% accurate in all it teaches""
It is utterly pointless to question the unconverted in these surveys.
Just as it is pointless questioning the Liberalists in the churches.
But they cannot see these truths. Nor can they tell how to discern the real Christians.
These surveys are done by people who don't know the difference between the true Church and nominal, heretical and Liberalist cults. Even the term 'evangelical' today is dubious when applied to Christians.
## From 'survey' completed 2000 years ago:- 2Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not."
""Suicide rates among youth ages 10 to 24 increased by 57% between 2007 and 2018, data released Thursday""
1. Decline in Christian doctrine and morals.
2. Increase in flawed human ideology such as Liberalism and relativism.
Prov 29:16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall. 17 Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul. 18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."