Dear ladybug! This cuts both ways those in the non reformed camp also exalt certain individuals to a high status. Specifically reformed baptists do not baptize infants, believers baptism is our practice. Yes, the doctrines of grace are scriptural. I likewise have attended Arminian type churches with haughty attitudes and many are and were cold and dead! There are also many problems in the non reformed camp, proving that we are "ALL" sinners saved by Grace!
Surprised @ Adam McManus
Brother, I say this in love. I want to see Muslims come to Christ as you do, but hearing the Gospel and responding by the raising of a hand! Is this not the decisionism we've grown weary of in America?
In Christ Alone
Lance Eccles wrote: "I think that this debate is an example of where all RCC ends up. No substance, no truth, just heresay. ... You are lost, and you need to repent." Sorry I didn't come up to the expected standards, Peter1. I'm just an individual RC, not the RCC itself. And I hope I'm not lost. I'm certainly not going to guarantee an eternity in hell by leaving the RCC.
I was blind but now I can see. 18 yrs in the RCC and 20 yrs in the LDS.
In the book of John chapter 3 , Nicodemus represents the people who are lost,religious,legalistic and follows the tradition of men like I use to do.
I taught sunday school in the LDS but did not have that spiritually discerment.
John 3:3 ...can not see the Kigdom of GOD
1 cor 2:14....but the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of GOD for they are foolishness unto him neither can they know because they are spiritually discerned.
They find reading the pure,holy and perfect WORD of GOD to be boring because they have no understanding.
the blind leading the blind
Till I came out from the false church and was born by the Spirit of GOD John 3:6
By repenting ,turning away from my beliefs and turning to GOD and surrendered my will to HIM ,then I was able to see
Like mentioned to you. conviction It is GOD the HOLY SPIRIT who those this.HE will soften your hardened heart to be open to the absolute truth of the good news. It is the TRUTH that will set you free. No man can do this. Man can only share the truth and leave to GOD the rest.
Repentance: turning away from your old ways and turning to GOD. By listening to HIS WORD By trusting what HE said in HIS WORD BY Obeying HIM no matter what HE say in HIS word and leaving the consequence to HIM
Transformation: What you use to do you dont do because the HOLY Spirit will reside in you to guide you and strengthen you to do what GOD wants you to do. HE the HOLY SPIRIT will illuminate the BIBLE to know GOD and to have the mind of CHRIST. Fruit - a good tree produces good fruit. By their fruits you shall know them.
The true church of GOD here in earth is not a building. It is the body of beleivers who are called by GOD to salvation.