sc, I donāt believe shunning people who are Catholic and lumping them all in a go to hell in a hand basket!! I actually do know about the Catholic Church and the things they believe which I disagree with mostly is why I belong to a Baptist Church with a pastor who is an ex Catholic with a brother and family that still are. And you know what, you would be the first ( well maybe 2nd, or 3rds or more) to tell me how much is wrong with this Church and condemn me for being divorced without knowing anything about me or the situation I was in, the reason for the divorce and the pain and suffering I went through. I am the first one that will tell anyone how horrible divorce is because I been there, done that and know first hand why God hates divorce. Have a good day, sc no hard feelings .
Ms, thanks for your concern but me and the Holy Spirit will be just fine, thank you. He has helped me with discernment of spirits, gave me comfort when I had cancer in 2004, when my husband had 5 stents in the widow maker (main artery) and 2 in another. 2006. A son that got on drugs and went back to Alabama, donāt hear from him much. God has been really good to me with my other 3 children being Christians, a girl thatās a teacher, a son who is a CRNA, another that drives an eighteen wheeler. I have been too blessed to be depressed. Dr. Tim, you have been a joy on here and make me laugh š when things get too, well you know what I mean. You are a fine Christian man and a blessing on here.
By the way, all you Judges of all the unrighteousness of others that donāt live up to your standards, be sure and get that plank out of your own eye before you try to get the speck out of someone elseās eye. Jesusās words, Matthew 7 and since there is someone on here thatās having problems with understanding Godās Love reread 5 and 6 as well. I did and always never fails to make me seek to do what He deems the better way. The upside down Kingdom I call it, totally different than the worldly Kingdom.
MS, I was not angry at you or actually anyone when trying to make a point on here by using past examples. I feel hatred coming from you and others on here but I donāt care,actually. One more time and Iām off this thread. First of all Iām not judging you either for what you believe. You asked me what has Romans 14 got to do with it because itās about believers and meat, drink etc. That said and please correct me if I misunderstood, that BM is not a believer so why read something that pertains to believers. Why would I be angry because I donāt actually see things the way she does either so we are on the same page with that one. If you have a different opinion of someone and thatās all it is an opinion, fine. Actually, I was relaying to Frankās Roman scripture and not you. I am truly sorry if you thought I was angry.š¢
So true, JohnUk. I feel the same. So much is going on in the world today that tells me things are changing. Christians are being persecuted in different ways everywhere. I really needed to hear that, brought peace and joy to my heart.
I see it as another sign we are in the end times. Pestilence, in different places and earthquakes quakes, wars and rumors of wars. Some are so busy looking and picking out splinters in other peopleās eyes that they have let the oil slowly burn out and have no more to put in.
Well, MS, Iāll explain as best I can. I have seen so much discord on here because of differences in beliefs, their interpretation of what the truth is., so they lash out at those who disagree. You are saying this is for believers only and you just judged her to going to hell. You say, that the Grahams are heretical because they donāt hate this or that religion because he doesnāt judge them. They have done more good for the kingdom of God than anyone else who sits in Judgement of them. You have no way of knowing them, yet you Judge them. Then those who love them and see them differently are judged as heretic as well. I donāt agree with lots of Christians but not to the point of condemning them for false beliefs, which causes discord among the brethren which is spoken against in Godās word God did not make us all out of the same cookie cutter.
Quite Christian, you sound like a true blood bought , born again child of God and your post are very edifying to me because I can sense your love for the brethren which is a true sign you belong to Christ. Itās a little strange that Satan has help from certain āChristiansā in tearing down others they disagree with . Personally, I donāt think women should be pastors or preacher . There are other places that God can use their gifts .
I agree, Carl. I have read the birth rate in America is at an all time low and there is growing concern about it. Now why is that ?!! Well, we can start with less money coming in to pay taxes which pays Social Security, People who run the country as well as the Armed Forces to protect our country, need money, etc, etc. Plus storing up the wrath of God to be poured out on America when the Cup is full from rampant sin and the slaughtering of innocent babies. Actually it is worldwide. And Satan just loves it when we get off the real situation onto the unimportant. By the way, Muslim women are like the women described on here and donāt Catholic women cover their heads?? I remember a time when we wore hats to Church and I miss it but then I loved the dresses as well. Alas, now Church doesnāt resemble that era anymore but I still go and try to be all God wants me to be.
This reminds me that God can reach anyone, anywhere, anyway. And His forgiveness knows no bounds. He forgives and puts our sins in the sea of forgetfulness and puts a āNo Fishing Sign ā. Satan wants to bring it back to our remembrance and uses it to bring us down spiritually and mentally . He is the accuser of the brethren and can even use friends like Job, to do the accusing.
Itās everyoneās job to Judge, so confusion, hatred and pride abounds. The spirit of lawlessnessās job is to cause hatred among the brethren to show the world that Christianity is not truth my way is. My job is to bring destruction,hatred, kill and maim the followers of Jesus Christ.!! SATAN
Good idea, JohnUk. Thanks for going back to your real name. My I-phone recognizes that name. Iām not going there either besides everyone on here knows how I feel about the Grahams. If they think heās too rich or too political or too whatever then they can take it up with God. That way I donāt have to try to prove to something to someone who sees different. Have a great day and many blessings. Iām getting ready for SS, we are in book of Mark. Even though I have read it many times, I never fail to find something that helps me with whatever God wants to teach me that I might need to learn.
Watcher, I do agree with what youāre saying about the poor and rich and Jesus warned about showing partially. Example to allow the rich to have the best seat . Then He said the poor widow was commended for what she put in the offering plate however small because she gave all she had and the rich man gave out of his plenty. Thanks for replying and I understand what you are saying and you are so right!
Watcher wrote: Thanks for your insight Dolores, I am however, hesitant to give God glory for someone's success. Yes, God is sovereign, and ultimately is in charge of everything, but just because a "Christian" seems to be blessed because of their viewpoints, doesn't necessarily mean they are being blessed by God directly. Many "Christians" are quite wealthy in the world's eyes, but are not even biblically saved(Trump comes to mind). Many "Christians" stand against the LGBTQ juggernaut, but that doesn't mean they are genuine Christians. We must be careful to differentiate between a real genuine Christian (who will usually be poor) and a false convert Christian who is usually seeking riches. That is a big generalization, I know, but it tends to fit a lot of the time.
I know for a fact that Abraham was a very rich man and others I go to church with are very dedicated to Christ. Me, we had 4 children and only my husband worked outside the home because he wanted me to stay home and have his supper ready when he got home and be there when kids got home from school. I had plans to be a teacher but really glad I didn't even if we lived paycheck from paycheck. The owner only said during an interview that he believed God's plan for marriage was male and femal
Sorry about the misleading comment. It is not a sign that Israel is going to be the Church that is the Harlot church of the AntiChrist or the false Prophet. It will occur to them that this man that they thought was the Messiah was actually profaning the temple and that's when the tribulation will begin for them and the world as a whole. Like I said I don't know everything and I don't think we need to, just be prepared for His return is the message I am trying to say. For all we know the harlot Church could be the World Wide United Churches. Thing is there will be wheat and tares in everyone of them. The reapers will separate them at the time of the Harvest. Disagree, fine with me because if we understood everything, then we would be God, now wouldn't we. God gives what we need to know and I leave the rest up to Him to reveal.
John, I know Jesus was talking about the signs of the end time when he mentioned the fig tree .Like you quoted that in Jesusās parables the fig tree was symbolic of Israel. The withered fig symbolizes the fruitless, sinful Israel at that time. All I am saying is they will rebuild the temple in which the Antichrist will set himself up in their rebuilt temple as ther Messiah to be worshipped by them. I donāt claim to know all about the end time. Who and when will the Antichrist appear??!! Will there be a rapture or will we have to go through the Great Tribulation?? I donāt know the hour or time but I can look at the signs all around me and see that the fig tree is putting on itās leaves and Israel just back in her land that was given to her by God is a sign that tells me that in order for the temple to be rebuilt Israel had to be back in her land. If anyone disagrees with me thatās more than ok. with me because I donāt agree with everything posted on this forum.