Jim Lincoln wrote: Ah, Houston! "CAIR reports that â€śa home-made bomb exploded outside of the Champions Mosque in the Houston suburb of Spring, Texas,â€ť staking its claim on eyewitness reports that on July 4, 2004, â€śtwo white malesâ€ť were seen placing the bomb. We inquired about the incidents and found that Springâ€™s sheriff department could not locate any police files about an explosion. Further inquiries to the mosque and an e-mail to CAIR both went unanswered. There is scant evidence that any crime even occurred." excerpt from, [URL=http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=8559CAIR's Hate Crimes Nonsense]]]CAIR's Hate Crimes Nonsense[/URL]
Michael Hranek wrote: For example if you were practising discernment you would well know that God Himself tells us not to be bound together with unbelievers
GOD also states John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
Don't you trust GOD, to preserve you Michael?
If you ever evangelise in this world, don't forget you will speak to the unsaved sinner, in his natural estate at enmity with God. You will find these kinds of sinner going to all denominations, including yours.
The true Christian can go wherever the Spirit leads..... Because Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Michael Hranek wrote: The bottom line to my post is that we need the Word of God, the Bible, not the Bible plus 'church fathers', philopsophers, 'christian psychatrists', nor popular Christian........
1Cor 12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
1Cor 12:29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Thus GOD uses "means" to communicate and teach HIS Word and doctrine. Whether that "means" is spoken, written or recorded in previous times - GOD uses means.
Yes the Church should be discerning in it's library, but to reject all the writings of previous centuries is a stupid thing to suggest. The Holy Spirit especially uses "means" of grace filled men, theologians etc, whose service included written exposition and exegesis of Scripture.
Michael Hranek wrote: Are you trying to change the story you are telling? Are you upset with me that I might see something wrong with exalting people such as Augustine who is exalted by the false Roman Catholic Religion, who use his teachings among others to justify much in what they have in their false religion? Are you unable to discern that over the centuries "churches" have moved and departed from what God Himself teaches and commands in Scripture moving more and more into the teachings of religious men and then of philosophers to where today they have moved into the teaching of "religous" celebrities and even anti-Bible mystics?
During the period from Christ's ministry till the 16th century, what was known as the Roman Catholic church, was not completely wrong in its doctrine and teaching. Augustine for example was very perceptive in his writings and a good evangelical.
The Holy Spirit was at work then as now revealing the truth to many.
The idea that we must reject everything written, under the denominational umbrella of RCC, during that 1500 years is an erroneous one.
NB. A "false teacher" is only acceptable if 'most' of what he produces is actually correct.