Among Christians we find differing degrees of light and spiritual experience, and what affects one adversely does not necessarily affect another in the same way. In matters of conscience, each one must be guided by the Holy Spirit, so that he/she acts in the conviction of faith and in the confidence that they are pleasing God. To bind the lives and consciences of others by ones personal convictions is neither scriptural nor spiritual; it is tyranny. Let us avoid judging one another, and on the basis f Romans 14, let us maintain genuine Christian regard for one another whether we reach the same conclusion or not.
Thank-you sc for your remarks. Not wishing to drag this on ad nauseam as I have seen it on here, go on for weeks. I agree with: Common sense and sensitivity to God's Spirit. Beyond that much of what you and some others post is nothing more than a continual haranguing. Have a good day.
Wow, that's quite an assessement of people on this site , who I assume you do not know personally or have any interaction with except a few typed lines on a news feed board. Pretty pharisaical ...whoever you are
Someone zealously promoting holiness of life to the brethren is biblical.. Someone who beats the sheep continually about their own personal convictions of sports, holidays, alcohol , etc. Can come across as a busybody. But thanks for your input.
Honestly we have to many folks on SA who want to push their own personal convictions on everyone else. Touch not, taste not, handle not. If folks are genuinely born from above they are indwelt by the Holy Spirit and He will convince or convict. To many want o be His helper, and come across as busybodies.
Will also add our prayers for those small gatherings of God's elect. Some awesome time of God's presence and sweet fellowship is to be found in such. All praise and glory to The Lord God. "But now, O Lord, thou art our Father; we are the clay,and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thine hand". "Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto our God.." Amen!
Great Sermon! Greatly encouraged and strengthened by the Lord after hearing this message. May the Lord continue to bless Pastor Fortner as he continues to preach God's Word in truth and in power by the Holy Spirit.
Dolores wrote: This Christmas we were alone, just each other and a very quite house. The others had other places to go and our celebration will be Sunday. We had agreed not to get each other gifts but on Christian Day I had a gift under the tree. A beautiful card that said; For My Wife...all I want for Christmas is what God put right here in my arms when He gave me you to love. He also had gotten me a bottle of perfume and mentioned how he had smelled so many scents and finally noticed a line of men at one counter and so he found mine there. I gave him my gift of money in a card because that's what he always wants. You know, I couldn't have asked for a more blessed day than I had this Christmas!!
Hi Dolores, Noticed your post concerning perfume that you received. May I ask what the name was? I am a perfume nut and am always on the lookout for a new one to try. Thanks.
s c wrote: A lot of catholics, when asked, would say that they are "born again"...but they are just referencing their confirmation. They often speak "christianese" but most of the same phrases are 180 degrees in meaning from that which is Biblical. A one time, complete offering is totally incompatible with the whole concept of mass-which is a re-offering up of christ. It's indisputable; can't be the same jesus. ...and one cannot possibly worship Christ before they are saved. One may go through the motions but we are all children of perdition and blind/deceived until we are born again. I would be curious as to when you think that you were saved. Even the demons tremble...