John Yurich USA wrote: I am saved and have been since I was prompted by the Holy Spirit to accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. That is the way that everybody at my Baptist Church received salvation. Look up the website for my Baptist Church at rolchastings.org so you can find out that it is a bible-based church and that Pastor preaches the biblical Gospel of salvation and that my Baptist Church has the Bible as the final authority for doctrine.
I noticed you have reworded your usual responses John. You used to say, I accepted Jesus...now you say the Holy Spirit prompted me to...why the change? Are you learning from your mistakes? You are very clever...
A new moniker for someone who is too bashful to show their normal identity, I get it. The problem with this world, is it confuses arrogance with confidence. If I know 2+2=4, should I condescend to others and admit I might be wrong just to appear humble? I care so much that I am honest. That honestly comes across as an uncaring attitude. If I see someone on the side of the road and his back's on fire, should I ask him if he wants the fire out? Should I respect his desire to have third degree burns? Or should I throw him to ground and stomp out the fire that threatens to consume him? You see, my type of love is so rare these days in our society of political correctness, that it seems unloving and "oddball". 50 years ago, I was the norm. If you see someone falling into a trap of apostasy and error, do you mince words and make sure you don't offend or do you use scripture to get your point across? Yes, I fall into error sometimes and lose my cool, I have already admitted as such. Have we seen apologies from the likes of Lurker or Angela for their shots? Angela personally wrote me and ripped into me like a common enemy. Have any of you critics prayed for me? Think about it.
penned wrote: how to get to purgatory.... take the freeway, exit 10, turn left on mainstreet and then park on the right, you'll see it next to wallyworld. you'll get advertisements in the mail with a map.
I thought Purgatory was in Minnesota? That's the church JohnY goes to. Y'know, the Purgatory First Baptist/Catholic church? Pastor Steve has a priest's collar in his pocket just to make the congregation more comfortable.
penned wrote: true there too. Jesus warned the love of the brethren would grow cold.
Yes indeed. Love for everyone is waning. Self reigns supreme in the hearts of most people these days. Even in the church, I find people will think of themselves and grumble when they have to go outside of themselves and sacrifice. The sacrificial love of Christ Jesus is foreign to most these days.
penned wrote: yes, there does seem to be a great falling away.
I see this in action when a Christian is confronted with scripture and they disregard it. They either say it doesn't apply or they say it's open to interpretation. This is a clear indication of the church falling away from the plumb-line of truth.
Just a guy wrote: I am still not sure why Americans think we need to police the world. If Trump was really concerned about "little children" than he would have to bomb dozens of countries. This is not about chemical weapons. This about lots of other things. None of which have to do with chemicals as much as they have to do with it being Syria.
This is also what happens when you give a hot-headed madman the keys to the gun locker.
penned wrote: I cannot prove the rapture, but thomas ice would appeal to this.... "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;" 2thess2:3 let no man deceive you there comes a great falling away (he calls it rapture) then son of perdition Title: "Is the Rapture in 2 Thess. 2:3?" Dr. Tommy Ice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz24lD8tUvI
The great falling away is just that, an apostasy. You can't be an apostate unless you're saved, IMO. To be apostate means you fall away from the truth. Sinners can't do this. I have read this tripe on more than one occasion. Looking at the body of Christ today, wouldn't you say that there's definitely a falling away occurring?
penned wrote: so a woman has been abused. what shall she do? most would tell her to go spend a hundred dollars an hour getting counseling. so there you have it..... its no longer the job of the church to be the church. we've come up with something better.... ...next up, hey kids, mom's too busy for dinner, but if you pay her your allowance for the week she'll feed you... .... no more covenants.... ....self help rules.
The biggest problem with the church today is it's full of false-converts. It's the world playing church. No wonder there's so many problems. The problem with this "lady" started in the home when she was a girl. She was affirmed for her beauty and athleticism and encouraged to pursue her chosen field. Now look where it has gotten her? These women need to stop this pursuit of greatness, riches, careers and power and be the moms and wives they were meant to be. My wife is a pianist and teacher, and it was her full time career when we were first married. Now that we have children, she would never think of sacrificing them for anything. The women of the world (and the church) have forgotten this amazing and important role.
penned wrote: dispensationalists use daniel's visions as the basis for their teachings. it would have been wise for them to learn the new covenant first and then apply that to Daniel, which comes out entirely differntly then. instead John Macarthur said something like before he reads the bible he assumes there are two people of God.... (we are on in Christ alludes them, but who needs the text when you have presumptions) these people cannot be reasoned with.... a group of pastors offered $10000 to anyone who could prove the pretrib rapture.... .... it was never paid out...
There's a safe bet. If you could prove the rapture, the money would be no good to you.
Dr. Tim wrote: Poplar Science? How much science do it take to know that poplars drop them little whirlybirds all over the place?
Shoot, now yer takin' mah words outta con's text. He don't like that much. His brother, Big Tony went all the up to fourth grade and he was the school mechanic. He couldn't fit in that desks anymore, so he had to sit in tha corner. We used to hang our coats on 'im, and he would fall asleep...it was funny to hear all the snorin'. Anyway...what was i talkin' about agin?
Dr. Tim wrote: Jist who DO yew think yew are, Chris th'owin' off on deesunt, respectibul mountin folk like sum of us on hyere? And actin' like we ain't got nary bit of intellijunce. Fer yore infermation, I was the valedictorian of my third grade class fer four years in a row. Now yew tell me THAT ain't smart!
You know yer smrt when you have a moostache in third grade and your teacher is your second cousin from yer mom's side. Sometimes, when he's out coon-huntin' he send in his grandma. She's even smrter. She's so smrt and old, that when she was a young 'un, they didn't have history, thems people had current events. I don't think I spelt smrt right, but I jist can't find the word in my newspaper today, so this way'll haf ta do.
Dr. Tim wrote: I still want to know how the manufacturers of plastic statues managed to get Jesus to pose for them. You can't make an accurate representation of someone without having the original in front of you.
Time travel and a good camera! You've read them Popular Science magazines in that ol' outhouse of yers?
Unfortunately, we are going to have this division when Christians talk about hot potatoes. There has been far too much of us mingling with the world over the years and it's starting to take its toll. We disregard biblical truth, we justify our lifestyles by misinterpreting scripture, and get hostile when someone brings us to task. It's a wholly unacceptable attitude and I can guarantee God is not happy. Yes, I can be a bull in a china shop when I get going, but it's because I care. People tend to forget that. I don't talk and respond the way I do because I get some high out of it, but I get frustrated and angry when I see the blinders go up and the fingers of the enemy shut out the truth from being heard. Jesus snorted and got mad when He saw this as well. Paul ripped into the churches on occasion, yet when one of us does it, we are deemed insensitive, unloving and ugly-spirited. I have tried my best to communicate with those here on this forum, but sometimes it seems there's an underlying, nefarious spirit that works against the truth. It's a shame to see.
John Yurich USA wrote: Hey shut up. It is not an invented Baptist fellowship. Look up the website at rolchastings.org and the Statement of Faith proves it is a bible-based church. They have the Bible as the absolute final authority for doctrine. My Baptist Pastor preaches the biblical doctrine of salvation every Sunday in his sermon.
John you have no right to tell anyone on this forum (or anywhere else for that matter) to shut up. You are a disgrace to the body of Christ. Imagine the dishonor you bring to the church every-time you open your mouth in the name of God? No wonder we have so many disgruntled and bitter people in this world that want nothing to do with Jesus Christ. You ought to be ashamed of yourself and apologize.
Wayfarer Pilgrim wrote: What happens when the American evangelical church continues to back razzmatazz church leaders who have nothing to do with salvation found in Christ. Our salt becomes tasteless. The other day, after listening to Johnny Mac, Chuck Swindoll starts his show, and proceeds to talk about how he thinks there were many Assassins involved in the murder of JFK. Seriously, Chuck Swindoll is all about grace but not a lot about holiness.
Can't have grace without holiness. The church focuses too much on grace but never talks about why we need that grace.Just like how the church always talks about the Gospel (at least their version), but never talks about the bad news that points a sinner to that Gospel.