Amen..So many people are confused about Gods Grace. They want to be a Jew and still live under the old laws. Its ALL about Jesus and what HE DID for us..Not what we can do for him. He is my redeemer. I am bought and paid for by the blood of Jesus Christ. Thanks for posting this<quoted text>
I DID NOT KNOW THE APOSTLE PETER'S LAST NAME...though he did pop-off a time or two...and once when he did....Jesus called Him satan...
I guess I am a lawless one....
I don't live under the Levitical law
I live under GRACE. I am a Gentile...
Jesus did not lie when he said...
Mat_10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Luk_9:2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
Luk_10:9 And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
JUST BECAUSE THERE ARE COUNTERFEITS AND FALSE PROPHETS ...DO YOU THINK IT NEGATES THE POWER OF GOD...TO WORK THROUGH HIS SERVANTS...
DO YOU STOP DRINKING WATER JUST BECAUSE THERE ARE WELLS THAT ARE CONTAMINATED...
Joh_7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
PEOPLE ARE JUST AS THIRSTY AND IN NEED OF HEALING AND MIRACLES TODAY AS THEY WERE WHEN JESUS WAS UPON THE EARTH...
IF YOU HAVE FOUND A GOOD EXCUSE TO BE POWERLESS AND ENDEMIC...DON'T USE IT.
Heb_13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Since: Sep 12
#403713 Nov 20, 2012
#403714 Nov 20, 2012
I'd say That puts him right up there with Ellen G. White......LOL
#403715 Nov 20, 2012
King James Version (KJV)
21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again.
24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?
“" THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!"”
Since: Jun 10
"ISA 55:11--"MATT 10:27"
#403716 Nov 20, 2012
Orville good friend
You write about conversion by the Holy Spirit. But you also write at the end that you sin....So that means to me, that conversion is a process. That we are not completely converted when the Holy Spirit is within us. That the heart grows softer when we follow the Holy Spirit, and harder when we do not. And we can be deceived enough so that we sin.
So there is a process of conversion which entails first of conviction, and then an act repenting, knowing it is a sorrowful thing we did when we sinned....
Robert...When a baby is born, it is a whole person...just not reached its full growth. Jesus said that "you MUST be born again (of the Spirit).
The baby Christian must feed, first on the milk of the Word, then, if it walks in faith, it will be able to handle meat.
Because our 'feelings' give way to greed, and other works of the flesh, repentance is necessary. Yes, the heart led by the Spirit becomes softer, sweeter, and the one that is rebellious may become very hard.
“" THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH!"”
Since: Jun 10
"ISA 55:11--"MATT 10:27"
#403717 Nov 20, 2012
I DO NOT BELIEVE IN SUCCESSION OF ANY KIND PAPAL OR OTHERWISE..
BUT I believe God is the same now as he was then..
Evidently you believe Jesus never came forth from the dead
and the Power that was received at the feast Pentecost has fizzled out
or that He lied when He said...
Mat 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying,
--> All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Question if you believe that God is powerless today...
why do you bother.
#403718 Nov 20, 2012
#403719 Nov 20, 2012
Rightfully so. Amen.
#403720 Nov 20, 2012
A couple things here Fr Rob..
I understand what you're saying about cultural Catholics leaving. Normally I could care less if an adult who's a half hearted Catholic in the first place, leaves. Groups like "Catholics for choice" and such need to get the heck out of the Church.
However, my heart aches for their children, who will not have much of a choice, and therefore will be deprived of the fullness of Christianity- especially the Eucharist.
I do find it amazing that the seminary here in the Twin Cities is full (again). The RCIA class is full too (again). Many of these new Catholics are bright converts.. Former Evangelicals who just want truth. Their respective churches can't get it for them. That's the honest to God answer that I hear. The internet can be an amazing tool for folks who want to search and verify whether or not their pastors are speaking truth..
I don't necessarily have a problem with the Church exchanging casual Catholics for convert Catholics. The new members are full of zeal and devotion to the Gospel and Jesus Christ.
And these new Priest are different too. They are brave, strong willed, and not shy to stand up and proclaim their faith.
I believe the Holy Spirit is picking the best of the best right now for the Priesthood. God knows we need it more than ever.
#403721 Nov 20, 2012
He knows very, very well. He enjoys the "act", imagery.
#403722 Nov 20, 2012
Notice he is hunkered down.
“The Black Mermaid”
Since: Aug 11
#403723 Nov 20, 2012
RCC only true church, says Vatican? Now THERE'S an unbiased opinion!
What a crock.
#403724 Nov 20, 2012
Theake perfect sense to any one who has sense. That is why you don't get it.
Since: Sep 12
#403725 Nov 20, 2012
Grace is God's unmerited favor - His goodness toward those who have no claim on, nor reason to expect, divine favor. The principal manifestation of God's grace has heen in the form of a gift. We think the apostle meant that salvation is "the gift of God," or, as emphatically put in the Greek, "of God is it the gift." Salvation is not our achievement, but it is a gift from God. That truth is made stronger by contrast. It is 'not of ourselves' and "not of works." Salvation is indeed the most extraordinary expression of God's grace.
Salvation is of divine origin. But it is not anything that God was bound to arrange by the necessity of His nature. It is the result of His gracious will. Had it not been for His good pleasure, salvation would never have come. "By grace are ye saved." The Greek grammar denotes not the act of being saved, but the fact of having been saved. God's grace rather than human merit is the source of the whole arrangement. We are saved gratuitously. Salvation is a gift; it is not earned.
“What are you looking at?”
Since: Jan 08
#403726 Nov 20, 2012
No, Christianity believes in a portion of Jesus. If you were to believe in all of his teachings, then you will believe what Jesus believes, and use what he believes [as you stated - "believes the person of Jesus is our salvation]. What is the difference if I believe in his teachings, or in the person?
BTW - Jesus taught to look within in many more ways than what is written in GoThomas and other non-canonical texts.
Oh I see, you claim to now know what makes a so-called "Christian", "Christian". And 'faith in Jesus' is the only factor?
- Well, I have to disagree, because there has been many posts - in this forum alone - that shows the many characteristics of being a "Christian" - and this is just one.
- I do have 'faith in Jesus'. Faith that his message of morals, that which you have stated above, is true. If I live by them, and they are true to me, then your classification of me has just changed. We already know that I am part of the Church, in which you seem to reject as well. Now you say I don't believe in Jesus. You are becoming quite judgmental in your supposition.
Bara Dada, "Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians -- you are not like him."
Source - Jones, E. Stanley. The Christ of the Indian Road, New York: The Abingdon Press,1925.(Page 114)"
One can agree with Jesus, as long as other people don't interfere with his message.
#403727 Nov 20, 2012
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#403728 Nov 20, 2012
usually I wait until I post the last thing from a source before I put the link and since you beat me to it, I guess that I was through, you party pooper.
but those verses that I used and statements are different than what you did the other night when YOU copied some guys statement of affirmation.
since you began it with the words "I affirm", which would lead a normal thinking person to believe that it is your statement.
you try your best to "one up me", but you always fail.
BTW, how is your prayer life coming?
been praying anyone dead latley?
#403729 Nov 20, 2012
considering that I was the person that formed that post, chances are real good that I knew what I was saying when I said it.
and chances are that some people will not have a clue to the originality of many statements made by people much smarter than people like you who possess an IQ lower than prosimians
#403730 Nov 20, 2012
Question of the day:
Who started the Catholic Church?
Every Protestant, evangelical, SDA, Jehovah's, Mormon, sect can be traced to a single person.
But the Catholic Church does not have an apparent founder.
It has long been said by desperate Protestants that the Roman Emperor Constantine founded it. But there is absolutely zero evidence that this man could have.
So He is ruled out.
So who did?
The answer is that the Catholic Church can trace their lineage to Jesus Christ and what He said to Peter that day: "Peter, you are the Rock upon which I'll build MY CHURCH, And the gates of Hell shall not prevail"
#403731 Nov 20, 2012
Michael---you have posted "nothing but" overblown and exaggerated" (National Inquirer) type articles (ALL with anti-catholic "spin") to them. The "truth" to you is (again) "nothing but" lies to ALL OF US -- Catholics on this forum--who "actually" KNOW THE TRUTH!! You have so much anti-catholic hostility, hate and vengence in your life, that your mind, heart and soul has been "corrupted" with BUSTED and UNBELIEVABLE deception,--------- deceiving yourself as you "desperately and unsuccessfully" attempt to deceive others!!
#403732 Nov 20, 2012
16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar
spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people
seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?
20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this
word, it is because there is no light in them.
21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall
come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves,
and curse their king and their God, and look upward.
22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness,
dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.
10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee
from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try
them that dwell upon the earth.
11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man
take thy crown.
12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and
he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and
the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down
out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the
Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the
commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
1 John 2:3 We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands.
Revelation 2:13I know where you live--where Satan has his throne. Yet you
remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, even in the
days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city--
where Satan lives.
Revelation 12:17Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to
make war against the rest of her offspring--those who obey God's
commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus.
Revelation 13:10If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity he will
go. If anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword he will be
killed. This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of
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