Skip to comments.In Christ Alone (Happy reformation day)
Posted on 10/31/2010 11:59:22 AM PDT by RnMomof7
In Christ Alone lyrics
Songwriters: Getty, Julian Keith; Townend, Stuart Richard;
In Christ alone my hope is found He is my light, my strength, my song This Cornerstone, this solid ground Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace When fears are stilled, when strivings cease My Comforter, my All in All Here in the love of Christ I stand
In Christ alone, who took on flesh Fullness of God in helpless Babe This gift of love and righteousness Scorned by the ones He came to save
?Til on that cross as Jesus died The wrath of God was satisfied For every sin on Him was laid Here in the death of Christ I live, I live
There in the ground His body lay Light of the world by darkness slain Then bursting forth in glorious Day Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory Sin?s curse has lost its grip on me For I am His and He is mine Bought with the precious blood of Christ
What's that about Catholicism having only one doctrine?
I wonder if he was taught that in some Catholic church where he was poorly catechized.
“Without going into too much detail, Eze 28 is about the king of Tyre, not Satan, and Isa 14 is about the king and deity of Babylon. It was Jerome (6th century) who invented the term “Lucifer” for Helel (Babylonian deity, the Morning Star).”
The passage, Ezekiel 28:11-19, deals at length with Satan and his relation to that age. In this passage, Satan is given the title The King of Tyrus. Like the Messianic Psalms (cf. Ps. 45 which moves from a description of an earthly king to a description of a divine Messiah) wherein the psalmist apparently is referring to himself, though statements are made and conditions described that could be connected only with the Messiah, the Son of God so here that which is addressed to The King of Tyrus is, by its character, seen to be a direct reference to the person of Satan. Tyre at the time of the prophecy was under a prolonged siege by Nebuchadnezzar and its people were abandoning the island, the city on land having been totally destroyed. No similar person to whom this description could apply is revealed in the Scriptures. In the previous as well as the following chapters of Ezekiel the final judgment of Jehovah is pronounced upon the enemies of His chosen people. Satan is numbered among these enemies in 1 Chronicles 21:1; hence he naturally appears in this list.
In verse 15 it is stated that he was created perfect, and in verse 13 that perfection is set forth in detail by the suggestive symbols of precious gems. He among all created beings was also full of wisdom, perfect in beauty, filling up the sum of perfection. In verse 14 he is called the anointed cherub that covereth. While Satan doubtless exercised some authority in the earth over the primal creation, the evident meaning of this verse is that Satan was created as a guard or protector to the throne of the Most High. Like the golden cherubim, covering the visible mercy seat in the Holy of Holies of the earthly tabernacle, he was created a guard and covering cherub to the heavenly center of glory. It is expressly stated that he was located by the Most High upon the holy mountain of God, the mountain of God being a symbol of the center of Gods power, government, and eternal throne (Pss. 48:1; 68:15; Isa. 2:2). He is said also to have been in Eden the garden of God, which is evidently another Eden than that in which Satan appeared as a serpent, The Eden of Genesis was one of verdure and cosmic beauty, while this is an Eden of stones of fire. No king of Tyrus was ever in either of the Edens mentioned in the Bible. The title belongs most evidently to Satan. The whole passage suggests a position of great authority for which he was created and anointed; a position from which he fell, drawing with him a host of beings over whom he had governing influence and power.
He was created perfect, or was a perfect fulfillment of the Creators intention. Satan was a free moral agent, capable of choosing evil but not obliged to do so. That he chose evil must ever be to his own condemnation, for the Creator had surrounded him with sufficient motives for choosing the good. Christ said of him, He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth. It thus is revealed that Satan began in the truth, but afterward turned to a state in which Christ could go on to say of him, There is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is liar, and the father of it (John 8:44). The crime of Satan is revealed partly in verse 16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: and this followed by a description of his final judgment as it is predicted the Book of Revelation.
His crime is clearly set forth in Isaiah 14:12-20. It should be noted that at the time of this prophecy Babylon was a vassal of Assyria with an Assyrian governor. It posed no threat to Judah/Israel. Assyria was attacking Syria/Israel/Judah at the time of the prophecy. The prophets vision of Satan, here recorded, is from the time of his final judgment, and the prophet is looking backward over Satans entire career. Much that is still future is therefore referred to as though it were past. Two aspects of Satans present activity are considered: He is seen first to be seeking to establish authority for himself, and then he is seen to be the promoter of confusion and terror in the earth. He said, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God, and it also is said of him: Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; that made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
The crime of Satan is concisely stated in the fourteenth verse as purposing in his heart to become like the Most High. He became conceited about his beauty; he who was created and placed as the Covering Cherub, with the high honor of guarding the throne of God, corrupted his wisdom by reason of his brightness. He struck at the throne which he was set to protect. There could be but one Most High, and the purpose of Satan to become like Him could, naturally, be nothing less than an attempt to dethrone the Almighty.
Satan was the first being to manifest a will opposed to the will of God.
I will ascend into heaven.
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God.
I will sit also upon the mount.
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds.
I will be like the most High.
The secret purpose in his heart reveals his method to be not a violent attack upon the throne, to steal the hearts of the unfaithful in the kingdom, and, through subtlety, to gain a kingdom for himself. He would thus become an object of worship and attract attention from other beings to himself. To accomplish this, a hindering attitude had to be assumed toward the purpose and projects of the Most High. No adequate appreciation can be formed of Satans present projects and devices, and the motive that prompts them, without a clear understanding of his age-abiding attitude toward the person of God.
Here are just some of the passages concerning Satans fall from. It is important to distinguish Satans yet future physical banishment out of heaven from his moral fall. He undoubtedly fell morally at the moment of his sin, but his position throughout the ages, or until the return of the King, is in heaven. From this high position he has access both to God and to the earth.
1. Ezekiel 28:16: Thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God.
This prediction of judgment, with others which follow in the context and with which this casting out is associated, are predictions of the yet future judgments which are to fall upon Satan when he is banished to the pit and to the lake of fire. This passage does not teach that Satan was cast out of heaven at the time of his sin and as an immediate judgment for his sin.
2. Isaiah 14:12: How art thou fallen from heaven, 0 Lucifer, son of the morning!
This Scripture, as has been stated, is also a description of that final judgment which is to be at the end of Satans career.
3. Job 1:6: Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
The passage discloses his position in heaven and also reveals the fact that, in the days of Job, Satan was free to come and go in the earth.
4. Luke 22:31, 32: And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you [obtained thee by asking], that he may sift you as wheat.
From this Scripture Satan still had unchallenged access to the presence of God in the day when this was spoken.
5. Ephesians 6:11, 12: Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles [strategies] of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the
principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
According to the Scriptures, throughout this age the believer must be prepared to war against a spiritual host of wickedness in the heavenly places. The contributing evidence of this passage is to the effect that Satan is not yet cast out of heaven.
There is another revelation concerning Satans present position in which it is declared that he now has access to the earth. Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom withstand stedfast in your faith (1 Peter 5:8, 9). To this may also be added the revelation disclosed in the letter to the church at Pergamos: I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satans seat [throne) is (Rev. 2:13).
From these passages the position of Satan in heaven and his freedom to go to and fro in the earth has not changed since the days of Job.
6. Revelation 12:7-9: And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was there place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
This is the first passage in the Word of God which declares Satan to be actually banished from heaven. The passage also teaches that Satan remains in heaven until the time herein described. According to the context it is that yet future time immediately preceding the setting up in the earth of the kingdom of God and the power of His Christ.
7. Luke 10:18: And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
This was a prophetic utterance on the part of Christ, rather than a statement of history. The seventy had just returned with joy saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. There is no question concerning the sufficiency of the power of God over Satan. It is only a question as to when that power will be exercised. The experience of power over devils by the seventy was only a suggestion to the mind of Christ of the mighty power which would yet be displayed in banishing Satan and his hosts from the heavenly sphere.
Just like the Catholic church does when it says that salvation is found in the Catholic church alone, that outside the Catholic church there is no salvation.
Catholics are then sitting in judgment on non-Catholics concerning their eternal destiny, the very thing Catholics condemn Protestants for.
So, it's OK for Catholics to do it but not Protestants?
Funny about that.
What would you say about Jesus when he called the pharisees *white washed tombs* or when He drove the money changers out of the temple?
Imagine the fallout if some Protestant or Evangelical pastor went into a Catholic church bingo hall or church bazaar and drove people out with whips for gambling as part of a church sanctioned event.
Mary, the mother of JESUS.
Her womb was the true tabernacle, after all, something not to be touched.
That is downright pornographic and perverted.
Have you taken a biology course to know what happens in that area of a young woman each month?
Now take a look at Leviticus 15:19-31. Let me summarize. Most of these passages have to do with a woman at that time of flow:
Lev 15:19-21 If a woman has a discharge, and the discharge from her body is blood, she shall be set apart seven days; and whoever touches her shall be unclean until evening. Everything that she lies on during her impurity shall be unclean; also everything that she sits on shall be unclean.And it keeps going on and on about all that is unclean just because of her blood. We even have regulations about a "discharge" that lasts for "many days". Its all covered here. After this cycle, she is still unclean for seven more days and on the eighth must take a couple birds to the priest, one as a sin offering to make atonement for her before the LORD for the discharge of her uncleanness.
And we aren't done there, here is the kicker:
Lev 15:31-32 "Thus you shall separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness, lest they die in their uncleanness when they defile My tabernacle that is among them. This is the law for one who has a discharge...
Did you get that? What you propose is that Mary each month defiles the "tabernacle" under the penalty of death. [insert cheap-shot at RCC over the perversity that comes out of a bunch of men who never knew a woman who now dream up new Traditions]
> “Her womb was the true tabernacle, after all, something not to be touched.”
Not according to Jesus Christ:
 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.
 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
Another good one. LOL!! ....or a cool breeze will come your way.
Oh, but that’s from God’s word, and catholics have no association with that worthless drivel...
Either He did not realize she was worthy of worship, or she was not worthy of worship.
Attention RCs who love to read just the red words in the Bible: read Luke 11:27,28. Christ said those words in verse 28. How do you possibly reconcile what He said to what you believe?
Muslims are our enemies. How would you show them that you are Christian?
I would NOT kiss their book.
If I bowed down and kissed their book it would be the same as telling them their allah is great and deserved to be revered or exalted. Their allah is not great , their allah does not deserve to be exalted.
Isa 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Isa 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
Isa 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Isa 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
I am not a child of bondage that should bow down to their idol.
Gal 4:22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
Gal 4:23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.
Gal 4:24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
Gal 4:25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
Gal 4:26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
Gal 4:27 For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.
Gal 4:28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
Gal 4:29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
Gal 4:30 Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.
Gal 4:31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.
1Jn 5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
It is difficult sometimes to read some of the posters comments about how they see Mary.....it’s like someone obsessing over a woman they can never have but dream about in their fantasies...and that with religious overtones in order to justify the infatuation. They really do go overboard IMO.
I can’t imagine kissing a book filled with lies straight from the pit of hell.
Thought I’d ‘ph’ you since you are convenient.
So THAT'S what those Latin words mean in your tagline!!! ;o)
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