Automatic suspicion arises whenever any of so-called leaders use the term "global" in their speech. There is no global anything, except maybe chaos. The Vatican should clean up its own backyard before advising the rest of the world.
Thanks, Prof Nutty. I think we agree. You made your case quite well.
My point is that the Holy Spirit's work in the believer, of raising one who is dead to life in Christ, does not end there. The Lord reconciles the undeserving unbeliever to Himself in Christ, but a reflection of that reconciliation vertically is a reconciliation horizontally -- and down comes the middle wall of separation. The Apostle Peter describes us those who were not a people, that is a motley mass of various ethnicities but that internal "ethnicity" changes in Christ to alogn as one of His adopted brotgers and sisters (1 Peter 2:10). But, sadly, you are correct. So much of this is declarative and not complete in this life due to total depravity. So peace in the camp of God is limited at best...as shown often on this board.
But it stands utterly opposed to the Vatican's latest nonsense regarding educating people to be "good," whatever that means in their eyes.
Great Sermon! Pastor Mark- I would love to connect with you and perhaps your missionaries. Where is your church? Where do your missionaries serve? My home church is in Shreveport Louisiana. As it says above, we currently live and serve in the Dominican Republic DR.
Rabshakeh had a big mouth, too, but he didnâ€™t have Godâ€™s approval. The same Bible that says â€ślift up thy voice like a trumpetâ€ť also says to â€śbe courteous.â€ť There is nothing courteous about constantly yelling at people.
Whities, Jim? Did you actually say Whities? I donâ€™t suppose youâ€™d find it objectionable if someone used the term â€śdarkies,â€ť would you? Of course you wouldâ€”and you should. You are one of the most racist people Iâ€™ve ever encountered. Disgusting.
Not trying to argue over words here, but reformed is very different from what the Scripture you quoted actually says. We have to be wary not to underestimate the depravity of mankind. We arent weakened and defeated by sin, but in fact dead in trespasses and sins. It's not reform that man needs but life from the dead, and that life is in Christ. Its not reforms of the heart that take place, the Holy Spirit quickens, makes alive. Where once there was spiritual death, by grace through faith are we made alive. It's a new heart and a new spirit and a new creation. "It is the Spirit who gives life, the flesh is no help at all. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life." It is through the gospel that the Holy Spirit works to make people alive to God for good works and for his glory. Praise God for his grace and mercy to such undeserving sinners who could not of themselves be saved!
It should be remembered that this has been going on for decades,
Mike Gendron wrote: One of the greatest dangers to Christianity today is the deliberate suppression of biblical truth for the sake of unity. The danger intensifies as we see many highly visible and influential Christians are jumping on the Vaticanâ€™s ecumenical bandwagon. Instead of warning believers that this false unity is the emergence of the "last days" apostate church, evangelicals are embracing and applauding those who are engineering it. Instead of obeying biblical exhortations and examples to:... .... .... It would do us all well to heed the words of C.H. Spurgeon, "Ignorance has been one of the grand agents of Popery ever since her establishment; by it, the eyes of men have been so blinded that they can scarcely discern between good and evil, and follow implicitly any guide even until they fall into the ditch of perdition."...
https://tinyurl.com/zppc7x6 (The Popes' Push for a One-World Religion)
Well this probably was written during the reign of Pope John Paul II, it certainly is still true today as seen from the article that SA referenced.