Clay we are still here, you just dont wish to join us.<quoted text>
If the Catholic Church is not the one started by Christ, then which one of you 42,000 are?
This is very very important LTM, because Jesus clearly started a Church that He promised to protect from the gates of Hell. Thus, the Apostles clearly started a Church and those they ordained wrote much about Bishops, Priests and Deacons and the Magistrium that was started by the Apostles.
So, where did this Church that Christ promised to be with til the end of the world, go?
when Jesus said you must repent and be Born Again, so the person that does that is now part of His church.
nothing else is required or asked of you than that.Avie asked me what the "theme" of the bible is because she thought that I wouldnt know,and in fact she didnt know until I told her.
from Genesis through Revelation, there is a Scarlet thread, and that is Blood. it took the shedding of Blood for adam and eve to be covered.
it takes the same shed Blood of Jesus to cover our sins. the sprinkling of warer will not and can not do that. Only His Blood.
BTW, I have always preferred to preach out of the OT. once when i was first starting, my pastor spoke about how young ministers wouldnt Preach out of Psalms. so when I got up to preach(with knees knocking) I told the church to turn to Psalms and I Preached that morning about the kine in Basham