CAB wrote: Muslims are close to being Christian, closer to Christian in doctrine than the Mormans are, for example
The most extensive heresy in the world is reprobation where Satan leads many to hell by primarily convincing them that God does not exist. Arminians are part of the satanic ruse, like the Muslims who wouldn't know the truth from cow dung. Man has this penchant within him to be religious without faith hence the Arminian idolatry of "save thyself" which demonstrates that the Arminian does not truly have a connection to God in any way shape or form whatsoever. This comes from the subtlety of Satan and the confounding ignorance of sin when it dominates the mortal completely as with the reprobate state called Arminian. Only an Arminian could suggest that the Muslim is close to Christianity, since both come from the same hell bound source of blindness.
Eph 4: ... as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 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"
__ wrote: Your theology is totally predicated on technology.
Your idolology is totally predicated on idolatry, heresy, iconolatry, maryolatry and fallacy.
But then that is what Roman Catholicism is all about. BTW 'good luck' with the human effort!
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
Mike wrote: Irrelevant. God wrote the Bible but that doesn't change the fact that Rev. 22:18 is talking about the BOOK of Revelation.
What you are left with at this point is that you are trying to establish that sinner man can "ADD" to any other Book of the Bible, and that is of equal status to divine revelation.
"IF" as you say the remark only refers to Revelation - Then what do YOU need to add to Scripture to make it viable truth and acceptable?
"It is confirmed by a most solemn sanction, condemning and cursing all who should dare to corrupt or change the word of God, either by adding to it or taking from it, v. 18, 19. He that adds to the word of God draws down upon himself all the plagues written in this book; and he who takes any thing away from it cuts himself off from all the promises and privileges of it. This sanction is like a flaming sword, to guard the canon of the scripture from profane hands. Such a fence as this God set about the law (Deu. 4:2), and the whole Old Testament (Mal. 4:4), and now in the most solemn manner about the whole Bible, assuring us that it is a book of the most sacred nature, divine authority, and of the last importance, and therefore the peculiar care of the great God." (M.Henry)
Abigail wrote: Jesus Christ's atoning blood cleanses from all sin when the seeker repents of his/her evil deeds and confesses his/her sins with compunction of heart, pleading ..... This is is not a judicial act of God, which, in truth, would be an evil sinner proclaimed righteous while leaving him/her in his/her sins.
Conversely The Bible states
1John 1:8 "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us."
Rom 3:10 "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one"
1Peter 1:17 "And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:"
Christ, by his obedience and death, did fully discharge the debt of all those that are thus justified, and did make a proper, real, and full satisfaction to his Father's justice in their behalf. (Isa 53:4-6, 10-12; Dan 9:24, 26; Rom 5:8-10, 19; 1 Tim 2:5-6; Heb 10:10, 14).
God did, from all eternity, decree to justify all the elect. Christ did, in the fulness of time, die for their sins, and rise again for their justification. But they are not justified until the Holy Spirit aplies Christ unto them.