Think not of yourself as having any ability, without Christ. Thus Without Justification???
‚ÄúI arrogated the little good I had, to my own wisdom and diligence; but you have undeceived my partial mistakes, and now have effectually convinced me that every excellence is entirely your gift (Jas 1.17); that without you we can do nothing (Joh 15.5); and as the psalmist well observes, unless you, Lord, are pleased to keep the city, the watchman wakes but in vain (Psa 127.1). You have taught me by experience, what little significance human strength and industry are, by leaving me for a while destitute of your help, and bringing my supposed abilities to the proof. This was not for your better information, who knew me perfectly before, but in order to create in me right notices of myself; and to abate that unjust esteem which I entertained for qualifications not yet understood.‚ÄĚ (Augustine. Meditations).
Rev 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.‚Äú
2Cor 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.‚Äú ......... 6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight) 8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.‚Äú
GOD states:- Romans 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind,"
Coercing people to burn in hell is not a very nice thing to do. BUT apparently it is the 'hallmark' of evil and demonic people and companies.
"Now surely God would not have prohibited sin had it not been an abominable thing, abominated by him and to be abominated by us. God has given man room and scope enough, a very large allowance. Of all the trees of the garden man might eat, only one being excepted. Whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely; whatsoever is of good report, if there be any virtue, any praise, these things think on and do (Philippians 4.8). Now sin comes under none of these names but is contrary to them all and therefore it is forbidden. God has not forbidden man honours or riches, nor any pleasures except the pleasures of sin. Surely then, seeing God does not delight to grieve the children of men but rejoices over them to do them good with all his heart and all his soul, as he is pleased to express it (Jeremiah 32.41), he would never have forbidden anything to man but what was prejudicial to him, as well as being displeasing to himself." (R.Venning)
Sin blinds people and makes them ignorant and thus alienates them from GOD. Eph 4:18/19. They then become "Licentious" (V19). Which translates "Unrestrained by morals and laws"
Would GOD invite Muslims to express their views and ideology to a "Christian" forum?
God sent HIS Son to die upon a cross to effect salvation for the Elect.
If there was ANY other religion which HE recognised as effective - THEN HE wouldn't have crucified His Son. Would HE!
So Phil 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;"
John 10:30 I and my Father are one."
John 14:9 he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works."
John 5:23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him."
Rev 5:9 Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation"
Wonder who they will invite next year? Atheists, Papists, JW's. Mormons, .....
Wonder if they know what ‚Äútheological‚ÄĚ means???
Phil 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.‚Äú
Looks as though the poison of satanic Liberalism has penetrated ‚Äúevangelical‚ÄĚ too.
Perhaps these are men-pleasers rather than God servers.
"Thus, in mercy you have opened my eyes, and awakened me out of my deceitful dream; by letting me see that man is appointed to a state of warfare on earth (Job 14.1); that dangers and temptations beset him everywhere; that no flesh can have anything to glory before God, in hopes of being justified in the sight of their almighty Judge ‚ÄĒ since whatever good thing we do, whether the proportion is less or more, the whole is still your gift, and nothing truly is our own but our sins and our miseries." (Meditations: 'Augustine)
Abortion is a vile, evil sin. The sinfulness of Sin.
"SIN‚ÄôS CONTRARIETY TO MAN This is the thing which our text (Romans 7.13) especially means and intends, and it must therefore be more copiously spoken of. Sin is contrary to the good of man, and nothing is properly and absolutely so but sin. This results and is evident from sin‚Äôs contrariety to God: just as there is nothing contrary to God but sin (for devils are not so but by sin), so sin in being contrary to God, is and cannot but be contrary to man. Inevitably, that must be evil to man, which is evil against God, who is the chiefest good of man. Communion with, and conformity to God is man‚Äôs felicity, his heaven upon earth and in heaven too, without which it would not be worth his while to have a being. Now since sin is a separation between God and man, an interruption of this communion and conformity, it must needs be prejudicial and hurtful to him" (R.Venning)(The Sinfulness of Sin).
Psalm 83:1 Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. 2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. 3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. 4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. 5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession. 13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind. 14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire; 15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm. 16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD. 17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish: 18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth."
‚Äú‚ÄĚChurches and Christians that uphold the Bible‚Äôs teaching on sexual ethics have been compared to ‚ÄėHolocaust deniers‚Äô and ‚Äėrapists‚Äô by General Synod member and LGBT activist Jayne Ozanne.‚Äú‚ÄĚ
Satan‚Äôs servant Jayne Ozanne is again demonstrating how evil and UNBiblical the Church of England has become.
Comparing GOD and HIS Bible to a Holocaust Denier and a Rapist reveals Demonic works in her heart and soul.
The Cof E is the voice of the antichrist and NOT of Jesus Christ.
Standing by and allowing this evil woman to make remarks like these shows where the archbishop and his gang are in their satanic PC Liberalism, which they have replaced Christianity with.
May God have mercy on their blind and ignorant souls.
Eph 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: 19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.‚Äú
""Norway's parliament has voted to expand the protections that the LGBTQ community has enjoyed in that nation since 1981 by expanding the definition of "hate speech" that can land a person in prison.""
Generally speaking if you ask Europeans or Brits if Norway is an evil country they tell you no.
But, like Canada, they are saturated and imbued by abject Liberalism' This weakens and undermines the nature and character of a nation by insidious means.
Liberalism is definitely one of Satan's instruments in the human being. As a sin Liberalism opposes righteousness and deceives the sinner into accepting abhorrent ways and wicked human activities.
The sinner accepts these iniquities and even supports them in others whom they "sympathize" with because of their ignorance.
What seems to be a good thing to do like, telling the sodomite that they are sinful and evil, becomes wrong and reprehensible and they sympathize with the corrupt sinner instead. This kind of deceit is typical of Liberalism.
Norway is ingrained with satanic Liberalism in its politics, laws and its ideologies, thus its philosophies are based on wrong and sinful principles.
""the key question is not one of church procedure but whether we think that the teaching of Scripture is right.""
OR: Presumably, 'Whether the teaching of Scripture is wrong???
When a group who claims to be Christian begins to doubt the Bible and its doctrines - Then that group has left the Faith or indeed never was faithful to begin with.
False witness is rife today and has been throughout history.
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."
James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways."
‚Äú‚ÄĚAccording to the school, ‚Äúbias‚ÄĚ could mean ‚Äúnegative feelings and beliefs with respect to others race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age social class, political affiliation, disability, veteran status, club affiliation or organizational membership.‚ÄĚ‚Äú‚ÄĚ
This generation has gone completely nuts!!!
Satan‚Äôs deception strategy is working extremely well on a generation who is completely ignorant, blind and alienated from God. Eph 4:18.
Therefore they are heading to....... V19. Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.‚Äú