John UK wrote: That which I hold to most strongly, is that in conversion, a new creature is made, and that, by the Lord himself. Note, 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV (17)¬† Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. All things are new, because God has made the inner workings of the sinner new. Everything is new; most importantly, he has a new heart, which thinks differently from the old heart. It is only the new creature in Christ who can repent, believe on Christ, delight in obeying him, seeking continual transformation, changing into his likeness. To tell a man in Adam he must do these things will have a similar effect of offering a red rag to a bull. A sinner will not desire God nor God's ways, he prefers his sin. This is why he must needs be born again, quickened by the Spirit, before anything will happen. All this because of the federal head, Adam, in whom are all sinners, dead in sin, and incapable of preparing themselves for the gospel message. They live in dependence on the other federal head, Jesus Christ, to enlighten them and bring them to life, before ever the sinner will turn to him and be saved.
Perfectly said brother! Yes, it is indeed all Christ!
The antichrist, the false prophet and the great whore make up a sort of unholy trinity that is to come. I personally believe the antichrist will be a secular Muslim, like Obama, the great whore is the Vatican and the false prophet will likely be from the Far East. And no, I can't prove any of this paragraph.
During the crusades the catholics were told to confess Mohammed if they were captured and then confess it as a sin later. Those who live during the tribulation will be told to take the mark of the beast and confess the antichrist as God and then repent later. There is an old catholic saying that in order to be relevant you have to exist. Just think about that concept.
McArthur was wrong; there will be no opportunity to repent from that.
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.
I voted for Trump for one reason. He ran as a conservative so I knew he had to pander to people like me. Because of that, I thought that perhaps one little life in the womb would be saved from murder. One made it worthwhile to me.
Had that not been the case, then I would have simply not voted at all.
Well according to the internet, the founders were 3 females and I have heard they were all lesbians and/or push the homosexual agenda to the max. Their names are: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi.
IMO, all this is an offshoot of the black liberation movement. The below is a good link for that movement.
And the below is a quote from the above link given by Obama‚Äôs old pastor, Rev. Wright. This is clearly what we are seeing in today‚Äôs movements. And Obama attended his church for something like 20 years. It is hard for me to believe he was elected at all much less 2 terms.
‚ÄúIn a now-famous 2003 sermon, Wright charged that an ingrained, abiding racism in American society is at fault for many of the troubles African-Americans face, and he thundered, "No, no, no, not God bless America! God damn America ‚ÄĒ that's in the Bible ‚ÄĒ for killing innocent people."
And of course the fact that the BLM movement was started by 3 females is simply an offshoot of the feminist movement.
Just think, this action could lead to this priest leaving that cult and throwing himself at the mercy of the Lord for his forgiveness. Now, they sin, go to confession, confess the sins they remember and their confessor mutters a few words and then says:
"May our Lord Jesus Christ absolve you; and by His authority I absolve you from every bond of excommunication (suspension) and interdict, so far as my power allows and your needs require. [making the Sign of the Cross:] Thereupon, I absolve you from your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen."
The Quiet Christian wrote: I don't have a big problem with welcoming sinners who need Jesus, but I do have a problem with affirming their sin.
Perfectly said brother!
I have a Lutheran church very close to me that puts billboards up welcoming the homosexual/transsexual community and telling them their lifestyles are okay with God. They can worship there, be married there and they can be church leaders.
Only the Lord can save them from their sick and demented thoughts.
John for JESUS wrote: It's a bunch of political nonsense until women have the same physical requirements that men do. Women have lower standards to meet, and then people are like, see, women can do it too!
I didn‚Äôt read the article.
I agree with your thought process. Women are not suited physically to engage men in a physical confrontation. They have to dummy down the standards for women to pass the same military courses that men do. Anyone who has served in the military would know that. So what this does is it puts men in danger when they do have to engage in combat.
Women know this is true, but like Eve they desire something they were not created to have. What a sick and perverted world we live in.
hey_yo wrote: I understand what you are saying, yet surely there must be Federal means of justice available! And it must be 'messy' (i.e. loss of life). CHAZ (or CHOP) was an absolute insurrection, not just against the state but also the Federal government. And the Feds did nothing. If I had an insurrection with a group of Christians, you'd see another Waco. Wait, the Feds actually did do something; they'd often be kneeling before BLM rioters. 'No justice. No peace.' is the truth that the protesters have revealed. There will be 'no justice' for the Godly by state or federal means. And in this world there is 'no peace', because these Satanic Leftist groups will make sure of that. And sorry for the apocalyptic theme, yet I see many Godly people being worn out; day in and day out: Daniel 7:25 'and shall wear out the saints of the most High' However, we must never act on wrath: Revelation 13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
Neil wrote: Of course, so why don't you care about them? Just let 'em die for the sake of the herd. The healthy should wear masks to reduce the risk further. It costs little, even if they do no actual good. Try being unselfish.
Yes the older generation is considered useless eaters by the young. Their lives are expendable. Now I am not talking about my loved ones, but those that exist around us. I have just about every category for those who are doomed if they get this virus. And my wife is not far behind me.
What society does is they choose a side and then follow those instructions. IOW, I am not an epidemiologist so I cannot make a wise decision based on the knowledge I have. I don‚Äôt trust anyone who gives us advice, but I follow the advice of those that I happen to agree with. Trust is never a thought process. If it makes sense to me, okay, if not no.
I personally wear a mask whenever I am inside a store or restaurant. I try and socially distance and I try to wash my hands whenever returning from a public place. Because of the way the young are treating this, I believe that sooner or later I will get this virus unless there is some vaccine that comes along. We have also had no family get-togethers since this started.
Luke 8:16 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth [it] under a bed; but setteth [it] on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light. 17 For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither [any thing] hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. 18 Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.
Mark 4:21 And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?[22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad. 23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. 24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. 25 For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.
IMO,the racist claims that we are hearing about is simply a disguise for the following:
If you tell low income people they are victims and that the rich are taking advantage of them and depriving them of more, they will rebel. That has been the formula for socialism/communism. The middle income earners are actually the ones that will give up their livelihoods via taxation. The end result is any middle class is destroyed. Once that happens, then there are only the rich and the poor. And, the poor will simply get poorer.
If someone considers themselves to be victims, then they are easily manipulated.
2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
A true story that I‚Äôve noted in the past. I worked with this fellow who claimed he was a Christian. I found out he was shacking up with this lady and I asked him how he could do that and claim he was a Christian. He told me it didn‚Äôt matter what he did because he had been saved by the grace of God and all his sins were forgiven.
The Quiet Christian wrote: I think we all saw this coming. O Lord, in the midst of this darkening gloom, may You cause Your people to shine brightly as lights, reflecting Your glory. May they be protected and may their message of You go forth and not return to You void. In Jesus name, Amen.
Yes brother, I pray the Lord will protect and provide for all those that belong to Him. And if He permits His children to suffer loss, then I pray He gives them the grace to be salt and light to this lost and fallen world. Testifying of his love, sovereignty, and justice in spite of what they are experiencing.
A cut and paste from my written testimony. You are so correct in all of your comment.
I have been elected and chosen by God through faith in Christ from before the foundation of the world. This election is based solely on God‚Äôs righteousness, and grace that have been bestowed upon me not based on works that I have done, am doing, or will ever do, but to fulfill His desire and purpose. Because of God‚Äôs effectual calling and the new nature He has given me, I confess that Jesus Christ is God, very God and man, very man and that He is my Lord and Savior. God Himself is then my Messiah and my Redeemer who came to this earth, took on humanity, lived a perfect life as the Son of Man and willingly shed His blood and was pierced through for my iniquities. His death on the cross was a singular event (IT IS FINISHED) and reveals His victory over Satan and demonstrates His righteousness for all to see.
God loved me from before the foundation of the world and because of His love, desire and purpose, He will conform me into the image of His precious Son as He has promised. He has given me a new heart that loves Jesus and based on that love, I desire to obey Him and to walk in a manner worthy of my Lord and Savior.
DKH wrote: ‚ÄúRepent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;‚ÄĚ
Thanks for your comment! When I became saved I had no idea just how sinful I was. All I knew was my sin condemned me and Christ had paid the price for all my sins, past, present and future. When I repented I simply felt that I should obey my Lord and Savior because He is worthy to be obeyed. I have always believed that in order for Jesus to be my Savior, He also had to be my Lord. IOW, why would He die for my sins and then say it is okay to live in them. The more I understand the holiness of God, the more I realize what a miserable failure I am. But, I also realize just how much God loves me and the extent of His forgiveness.
Anyway, thanks for your thoughts on repentance.
Brother JohnUK, yes I was instantly born again and became a permanent part of Christ's family.
Interesting comment on Paul. Yes some consider him to be a misogynist and they pick and choose what to believe is spiritual.
The below is a cut and paste and not aimed at any poster.
The apostle Paul dealt with the issue of antinomianism in Romans 6:1-2, ‚ÄúWhat shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?‚ÄĚ The most frequent attack on the doctrine of salvation by grace alone is that it encourages sin. People may wonder, ‚ÄúIf I am saved by grace and all my sins are forgiven, why not sin all I want?‚ÄĚ That thinking is not the result of true conversion because true conversion yields a greater desire to obey, not a lesser one. God‚Äôs desire‚ÄĒand our desire when we are regenerated by His Spirit‚ÄĒis that we strive not to sin. Out of gratitude for His grace and forgiveness, we want to please Him. God has given us His infinitely gracious gift in salvation through Jesus (John 3:16; Romans 5:8). Our response is to consecrate our lives to Him out of love, worship, and gratitude for what He has done for us (Romans 12:1-2). Antinomianism is unbiblical in that it misapplies the meaning of God‚Äôs gracious favor.
Chrisgp from England wrote: Maybe this is the case. Where sadly are the solid Reformed and Evangelical pastors who seem to lack the spirit of the Puritans and Covenanters who worshipped, even when it was forbidden by the government of the day, even though it meant imprisonment and sometimes even execution.
The above is a perfect example of the mindset Christ's church should have. We should always obey God when we see a conflict between the church and anything in society.
Even today there are places in the world where worshipping results in death or imprisonment. I often ponder the saints in Hebrews 11.
Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.