Jim; Your works based salvation, as the good Mayor, you obviously support, since he donates big bucks, to Murder Mill, Planned Parenthood!
Oâ Jim, at the Cross is the only equal playing field, for fallen unregenerate sinners, to experience new life in no King but Christ Alone amen!
John Gill; James 2:14; True faith indeed has no causal influence on salvation, or has any virtue and efficacy in itself to save; Christ, object of faith, is the only cause & author of salvation; faith is only that grace which receives a justifying righteousness, the pardon of sin, adoption, and a right to the heavenly inheritance; but it does not justify, nor pardon, nor adopt, nor give the right to the inheritance, but lays hold on, and claims these, by virtue of the gift of grace; & it has spiritual & eternal salvation inseparably connected with it; but as for the other faith, a man may have it, & be in the gall of bitterness, & bond of iniquity; he may have all faith in that sense, & be nothing; it is no other than the devils themselves have; & so he may have it, & be damned.
Jim; You are clearly lost & are indeed in need of Christ removing Your spiritual Harden Heart of Stone away! As their is none who are good, apart from the imputed Righteousness, of Christ Alone!
As reconciliation, through the Gift of Salvation is of the Lord, granting to one, Godly repentance, through a new Spiritual Heart!
Your take on James 2:13-18 reminds me exactly how Jehovah Witnesses & Mormons, try to twist scriptures!
Rom 4:2-5 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath reason to glory, but nât before God. For what saith the Scripture? âAbraham believed God, & it was counted unto him for righteousness.â Now to him that worketh, his reward is reckoned nât according to grace, but according to debt. But to him that worketh nât , but believeth in Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness,
There is nothing good that the unregenerate can do, towards the Kingdom of Heaven to earn once ounce of righteousness! As that is utter spiritual deception to tread so lightly on Godâs absolute Hoiliness & degrades sin to be a little mistake. A little & only White lie, itâs only! Heard that reasoning coming from Lincoln!
The good Mayor is a huge supporter of pushing the agenda, how abortion is Health Care, wickedness!!
ISA 58:1 âCry aloud, spare not; lift up thy voice like a trumpet! And show My people their transgression and the house of Jacob their sins.
As the Unregenerate mind is in Hostility with Christ through Spiritual corruption of the Heart!;
Rom 14:23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not from faith; for whatsoever is not from faith is sin.
MacArthur; Truth is dangerous. Better to have never known than to have known and rejected. Better to have never known than to have known, rejected, and rebelled.
JC Ryle; Be very sure of this people never reject the Bible because they canât understand it. They understand it too well; they understand that it condemns their own behavior; they understand that it witnesses against their own sins, &!summons them to judgment. They try to believe it is false & useless, because they don't like to believe it is true.
Look to Christ Alone, press into Him, Oâ what a Savior & Friend He is too His elect people. Benât ashamed of Him or of His True Truths from His Word, what peace He brings to one despite of the difficulties one may face in this life amen!
Spurgeon on Acts 14:22; Writes that "Itâs ordained of old that the cross of trouble should be engraved on every vessel of mercy, as the royal mark whereby the Kingâs vessels of honour are distinguished. But although tribulation is thus the path of Godâs children, they have the comfort of knowing that their Master has traversed it before them; they have his presence & sympathy to cheer them, his grace to support them, & his example to teach them how to endure; & when they reach âthe kingdom,â it will more than make amends for the âmuch tribulationâ through which they passed to enter it."
So true about Cuba in those who promote the Communist ways, who devalue ones life & suppress ones rights & liberties! If you arenât of the 1 % of the Communist party, dictating to others what they will do & nât do!!
It has always appeared to me that those who speak most glowingly of Cuba & the Castros. Are those who have never had to live there!
When we Elevate man & conforming Christ, to as an accessory, as if He is sprinkled onto ones Sunday!; As that fits your narrative Jim & many others who are spiritually deceived. By a false Jesus, that will never hold one accountable for their own transgressions, as a false Jesus canât & willnât be able to take your sin away ever!
As Jim; You are living your Best Life Now!
Jer 17:5, 9, Thus saith the Lord: âCursed be the man that trusteth in man & maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord . The heart is deceitful above all things, & desperately wicked; who can know it?
May the Lord strengthen & encourage this family to press firmly into Him.
PS 139:13-14 For Thou hast possessed my reins. Thou hast covered me in my motherâs womb. I will praise Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Thy works, and that my soul knoweth right well.
Dr. Tim; Jim & His Worldview & others, who hold too, what he constantly tries to promote on here. Is liken to Jello, it splatters everywhere, as his worldview is impossible to live in, with any consistency.
Puts one right back to sure-pressing Truth in acts of unrighteousness Roms 1:18-32!
May the Lord allow others to see, to understand & experience for their own self, why His people, His sheep. Weep over their own unrighteousness, as He is utterly Holy. Making His grace to be utterly amazing that, He extends mercies to others, who are outside of Christ, are in a hostile relationship with their only True & living Creator amen!
1 Cor 1:17-18 For Christ sent me nât to baptize, but to preach the Gospel, & nât with the wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. For the preaching of the cross is foolishness to those who perish; but unto us who are saved, itâs the power of God.
Your Precious Hillary; PS 130:3 If Thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord , who shall stand?
Jim!; Job 9:20 If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me; if I say, âI am perfect,â it shall also prove me perverse.
If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me; if I say, âI am perfect,â it shall also prove me perverse.
Jhn 4:23-24 Yet a time is coming & has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit & truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, & his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.
A free daily devotional one can get from the Open Door ministry, as they share stories & ways to pray & support the Persecuted Church!
Prayer: For Christians in countries like North Korea who rarely have opportunity to express openly & publicly their worship of Almighty God.
Heb 13:15 By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name.
Bring in a Drag Queen in, I am sure it would be okay then!
Mike; In dealing with Jim & others who canât account for Absolute Truths, are living in a inconsistent, world, as with their worldview of being Subjective. Who cares what others do to one another, Truth is only subjective to ones liking, kinda like. Burger King, I will have it my own way.
Shows how the unregenerate canât live consistently in their fallen Worldview, without borrowing from the Christian world, as they surepress the the Truth. In the only True & Living God, their are in hostility with in, their spiritual hearts of stone amen!
Pro 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom & instruction.
In 1981, a U.S. Senate subcommittee heard testimony from medical experts about the beginning of life, including statements like this: "By all the criteria of modern molecular biology, life is present from the moment of conception" (Dr. Hymie Gordon of Mayo Clinic).
May Christ encourage his people to preach the gospel at the Murders & support others, who are standing for, their is no King but Christ Alone amen!
Jim; Your Worldview is absolutely & utterly impossible to live in, as itâs reduces, one to live in absolute absurdity. As one is just a biological chemical fizzling differently than other molecules & Adams, etc!
How do chemical fizzing, produce morality, in your Worldview, who cares, how one is treated, who cares about truth & life, truth, life, morality, reason, are reduced to subjective standards & nât absolutes, so stop being a hypocrite & a Hater,Jim!
Either you are regenerate & spiritually adopted, or you arenât. Thereâs no process. Either youâre in the kingdom of darkness, or God has brought you into the kingdom of the Son he loves (Col. 1:13).