John for JESUS wrote: 1) Jesus paid for the sins of the whole world, but He was not culpable for the sins of RC, JW, etc.
2) The reason you have to state that faith is the gift of God to the elect is because the Bible doesnât teach that anywhere.
John for. 1) Christ Jesus was not culpable for any sins. HE is sinless. Jesus did NOT commit their sins for them. HE is propitiation. Jesus died on the cross and paid our penalty, that is how He paid for our sins. Christ's death on the cross was substitutionary in that He took our punishment. For sins HE did not commit. Our sin was imputed to Christ. = Acts of God. = NOT choice or decision of an evil hearted sinner ignorant of truth and salvation.
2) Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast." 2Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:" + Phil 1:29. + Acts 3:16.
The consistent eroding of what is Christian and indeed what is normal is growing a pace in all countries.
Satan and his 'rulers of darkness' appear to have a growing influence with the reprobate world. The "Tares" amongst the wheat.
More and more pressure is being applied to the Christian community in all western nations. Switzerland is not alone in becoming increasingly satanic and wicked.
Matt 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world."
Rom 9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? 22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:"
John for JESUS wrote: If Jesus was culpable for the sins of the whole world, we would know it
He didn't pay for the sins of the Roman Catholics and other forms of idolatrous heresy, such as Liberalists and JW's etc.
And HE does not provide faith to the atheists so He would not be so naive or credulous to pay for their sins.
Thus the Lord is selective and applies atonement only to His Elect chosen before the foundation of the world.
John 6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out."
39 "This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing"
65 And He said, "Therefore I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father." = NB} God does not provide faith to everybody - Then refuse to save some. Faith is the gift of GOD to the Elect.
John 17:9 I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours."
Rom 8:29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His son,"
Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him BEFORE THE FOUNDATION of the world, that we should be holy...."
""Islamist terrorist groups causing havoc in northern Nigeria are set on "killing Christians" and "destroying Christianity", a bishop has warned.""
Satan's followers the Muslims will NEVER destroy Christianity - GOD's witness on earth.
Many have tried but GOD has prevented them.
GOD states::- 2Cor 5:14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: 15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. 16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. 17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;" Amen!
""In the most recent survey, 24% of pastors say they see nothing wrong with two people of the same gender getting married""
In many churches today you find that they are under the satanic Liberalist worldly religion. Oh and they are P.C.
These are the religious reprobates who call themselves "christian?"
They have long since demonstrated that they do not believe the Bible. - Except the nice bits!!
Their religious ideology is worldly.
The Reformers came up with the expressions of "Visible church" - And "Invisible church"
So its no surprise that many church-goers are not real Christians. And as far as they are concerned the NEW definition of sin is whatever the person decides it to be.
Repentance of sin is no longer applicable to their doctrine. They are "nice" people whom their god just loves to bits because of all the good works they do.
The "Elect" are entirely different! - Thanks be to God. Amen.
Matt 22:12 .... Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. 13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 14 For many are called, but few are chosen."
Quote: "Is there freedom of speech in the UK? No, the UK does not have freedom of speech. At least not in the same way that e.g., the US does in its first amendment. The UK did incorporate the European Convention on Human Rights into law in 1998, and this guarantees the Freedom of Expression. But there are a large number of exceptions."
Quote: "Under Article 10 of the Human Rights Act 1998, âeveryone has the right to freedom of expressionâ in the UK. But the law states that this freedom âmay be subject to formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic societyâ (theweek.co.uk)
""Rees-Mogg said that the principle of freedom of speech was of âfundamental importanceâ for UK society.""
Of course the Bible believing Christian knows that there is another reason why this whole thing has become public today.
Christ Jesus teaches: "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake." Matthew 5:10/11.
Christians are being persecuted in Britain today and worldwide also; - So that sinners and reprobates may keep their sins and continue to obey Satan.
'Freedom of Speech' is a human law. However what is really being attacked is the Bible - The Word and the Laws of GOD.
2Tim 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will."
I am glad to see that Franklin is going ahead with his tour. Whilst I cannot agree with all his theology, I do believe that the society of Britain is hypocritical in denying free speech and freedom of religion.
The ONLY reason the sodomites have something to shout and riot about is that the Word of GOD rejects their moral corruption.
GAL 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things SHALL NOT INHERIT the kingdom of God."
Thus ALL of the above are sentenced to hell and damnation by GOD in HIS judgment.
Franklin's position on sodomite behavior is Biblical and correct. For millennia the UK have accepted this truth and its judiciary and courts have sought to maintain God's law in British society.
By changing the Law to open the doors to committing this evil crime the Nation has rebelled against GOD and demonstrated themselves to be satanic and evil.
The wrath of God is upon this nation. Romans 1:18-32 refers.
From Article:- ""there is an aggressive, gay agenda that has systematically undermined biblical morals for decades.""
The reason why the sodomite agenda is opposed and contended by the TRUE Church is the same as that for all sin.
God is recorded in Scripture as being in contention to sodomite behavior. GOD stated; "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them." Lev 20:13. See also Romans chapter one from v18 forward.
The "church" which calls them quote "gay christian" is a liar and also is denying repentance of sin. Repentance is one of the required tenets for Salvation. Using the term "gay" is allowing these people to hide behind a lie, since gay means happy and brightly colored - NOT perverted.
Another word they invented to hide and cover the sin is "homophobia" - NOW they have made laws in their PC Liberal culture to allow these people to go to hell.
A truly fallen and satanic reprobate world living in corruption and ignorance. Rom 1:32 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."
""We have not gone nearly as far as we should; we have not satisfied the conditions to be a safe Church and there is much more to be done," he told Synod.""
Hows about trying to become christian?
Oh NO! Thats what you are masquerading as at the moment.
And GOD doesn't accept reprobate requests.
Liberalism will never receive the blessing or sanction of GOD.
Psalm 69:22 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap. 23 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake. 24 Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them."
John UK Yes John they really do need Ryle-style to become a real church.
Quote; "Do we belong to the Church which is built upon a rock? Are we members of the only Church in which our souls can be saved? - These are serious questions. They deserve serious consideration. I ask the attention of all who read this paper, while I try to show the one true, holy, Catholic Church, and to guide menâs feet into the only safe fold. âWhat is this Church? What is it like? What are its marks? Where is it to be found?â (J C Ryle: 'Holiness)
John for JESUS wrote: I also agree that not a shred of Calvinism is taught in scripture
"Scripture, when it treats of justification by faith, leads us in a very different direction. Turning away our view from our own works, it bids us look only to the mercy of God and the perfection of Christ. The order of justification which it sets before us is this: first, God of his mere gratuitous goodness is pleased to embrace the sinner, in whom he sees nothing that can move him to mercy but wretchedness, because he sees him altogether naked and destitute of good works. He, therefore, seeks the cause of kindness in himself, that thus he may affect the sinner by a sense of his goodness, and induce him, in distrust of his own works, to cast himself entirely upon his mercy for salvation. This is the meaning of faith by which the sinner comes into the possession of salvation, when, according to the doctrine of the Gospel, he perceives that he is reconciled by God; when, by the intercession of Christ, he obtains the pardon of his sins, and is justified; and, though renewed by the Spirit of God, considers that, instead of leaning on his own works, he must look solely to the righteousness which is treasured up for him in Christ." [John Calvin]
John for JESUS wrote: I also agree that not a shred of Calvinism is taught in scripture and therefore is a unscriptural construct!
The Scripture basis of truth is in Calvinism.
Many cannot perceive truth yet call themselves Christian. EG: RCC, Arminianism, Liberalism, Anglicanism, Episcopalianism, JW'ism, etc. These alternatives cannot receive the truth because what they believe to be faith is in fact human conviction infected with sin. Viz: The natural unsaved state of man.
Quote:- "It is a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else. I do not believe we can preach the gospel, if we do not preach justification by faith, without works; nor unless we preach the sovereignty of God in his dispensation of grace; nor unless we exalt the electing, unchangeable, eternal, immutable, conquering, love of Jehovah; nor do I think we can preach the gospel, unless we base it upon the peculiar redemption which Christ made for his elect and chosen people; nor can I comprehend a gospel which lets saints fall away after they are called, and suffers the children of God to be burned in the fires of damnation after having believed. Such a gospel I abhor." (C.H.Spurgeon)
Humility has become some what corrosive of late!!!
In these evil times of satanic liberalist groups springing up without the true Spirit of Christ within them we see more and more human failure.
Satan can achieve deterioration of the church by publicizing and demonstrating human failure and incompetence within the false witness churches.
Fallen society around us will perceive these events as the failure of religion rather than the collapse of an entirely mortal construction.
This is bad witness to society but will it have an effect on some weaker Christians??
Sadly many counterfeit "churches?" can be and have been dismantled by human defeat and delusion, bringing a negative 'witness' to that area.
2Cor 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."
Matt 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing,"
WCF 25/6. There is no other Head of the Church but the Lord Jesus Christ:a nor can the Pope of Rome, in any sense be head thereof; but is that Antichrist, that man of sin and son of perdition, that exalteth himself in the Church against Christ, and all that is called God.b"
a. Eph 1:22; Col 1:18. â˘ b. Mat 23:8-10; 2 Thes 2:3-4, 8-9; Rev 13:6."
Having two popes must be very confusing for the Vatican. But then the Vatican has been confused about religious matters for centuries.
The simple fact that having two bosses is always difficult in human groups should have told the RCC that 2xPapal anti-christs would cause myriad of problems.
But it is all good comedy soap opera for the Protestants.
1 John 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time."
2 John 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist."
John for JESUS wrote: Whenever God selects a person for something like eternal life, that person is said to be elect. However, that selection doesnât take place until they first believe. God doesnât elect unbelievers, He selects the faithful unto salvation.
GOD states:- Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him BEFORE THE FOUNDATION of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved."
Rom 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified."
""A government school in California is under fire from parents and children after a 7th grade âEnglishâ teacher forced young students, mostly about 13-years old, to do a âLiterary Analysisâ on a story about a âtransgender""
Satan's reprobate followers are working very hard to send the next generation to hell.
Generations who are ignorant, blind and alienated from the life of God have been here before. They incur the wrath of God.
Judges 2:10 And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel. 11 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim: 12 And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger. 13 And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth. 14 And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies."
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.