Mike wrote: If Luther was guided by the Holy Spirit to retain the scriptural parts of the Mass, and drop the unscriptural parts, why didn't the Holy Spirit guide Luther into dropping his belief in Purgatory? Is Purgatory scriptural?
John Yurich USA wrote: --- If the entire Mass is unscriptural then the Holy Spirit would never have guided Luther to retain the Mass in the Lutheran Church minus the unscriptural parts.
If Luther was guided by the Holy Spirit to retain the scriptural parts of the Mass, and drop the unscriptural parts, why didn't the Holy Spirit guide Luther into dropping his belief in Purgatory? Is Purgatory scriptural?
God in his word says it's blasphemous John! He tells us to not even eat with such an one that worships like that, so fellowship is certainly out of question. Even satanists acknowledge Jesus! So it's really just their other stuff that isn't scriptural that is blasphemous. Actually according to the Bible, you'd do better to go to a satanist convention and try and spread the gospel to the lost, to the world, than worshipping with those at a Catholic Church, who call themselves brethren yet are idolatrous. That's what god says John yurich, not you or pastor Steve.
Just the unscriptural parts of the Mass are blasphemous. The scriptural parts of the Mass are not blasphemous. Anybody with half a brain knows that. If the entire Mass is unscriptural then the Holy Spirit would never have guided Luther to retain the Mass in the Lutheran Church minus the unscriptural parts.
John Yurich USA wrote: I attended Catholic Easter Sunday Mass yesterday morning instead of the Baptist Church
The "Mass" is blasphemy to God.
Sermon:- "Purgatory & The Mass" (Mike Gendron) http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=5310319520
"Was the death of Jesus Christ on the cross sufficient to satisfy the justice of God, and to pay the price for our sins? We learn from this address that Rome teaches the insufficiency of Christ's sacrifice, teaching instead that we need to spend time in Purgatory after our death, so as to be purified from sin. This anti-Christian doctrine is very clearly explained, as is what Rome teaches concerning the Mass, or Eucharist. The message concludes with comments on the need to 'reach out' to Roman Catholics, with the 'voice of the shepherd' - proclaiming the true Gospel of The Lord Jesus Christ."
Christ is Risen. Now and ever and unto the ages of ages(which I end all my prayers in to honor my deceased Great Grandparents on my Mother's side who were Eastern Orthodox). I attended Catholic Easter Sunday Mass yesterday morning instead of the Baptist Church service as I could not go to Catholic Mass on Saturday as it was at 8:30 pm which was too late for me to attend.
Often we here that Christ's dead and resurrection was for the forgiveness of sin. True, but Christ as God, stood on our place to cover us with his blood from the wrath besetting us all save for our risen savior, " what a great Salvation ".
Youth in Asia wrote: I wanted to share my testimony,talking to a chinese audience: here it is: https://clyp.it/ijvmqj0b
Thanks! Great testimony- my "DVD" life story Was also "reformatted & written over " by the Master Re-Writer - purged bad code And a new O/S. Quite an interesting polyglot witness. And,in excellent English!
Nor should we forget the first major evangelist to us, gentiles, the apostle Paul!
Romans 5:6-11 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous personâ€”though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to dieâ€” but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. ---ESV
We got to cover some of these verses on this Resurrection Sunday at my church.
"Matt 28:1-10 The principal subject of these verses is the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead. It is one of those truths that lie at the very foundation of Christianity and has therefore received special attention in the four gospel accounts. All four evangelists describe minutely how our Lord was crucified. All four relate with no less clearness that He rose again.
We shouldn't wonder that so much importance is attached to our Lord's resurrection. It is the seal and memorial stone of the great work of redemption, which He came to do. It is the crowning proof that He has paid the debt He undertook to pay on our behalf, won the battle He fought to deliver us from hell, and is accepted as our guarantee and our substitute by our Father in heaven. Had He never come forth from the prison of the grave, how could we ever have been sure that our ransom had been fully paid (1 Cor 15:17)? Had He never risen from His conflict with the last enemy, how could we have felt confident that He has overcome death - and him that had the power of death, that is the devil (Heb 2:14)? But thanks be unto God, we are not left in doubt. The Lord Jesus really "rose again for our justification." adapted from The Gospel of Matthew by J.C. Ryle.
He came down & was lifted up to lift us from darkness into light.
13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. Jn3
Or what my pastor is going to preach on later this Resurrection Sunday morning.
John 3:16-18 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.---ESV
Mk16:9 Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. 10 And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. 11 And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not. 12 After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country. 13 And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them. 14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God." Preach it