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Matthew repented.

Homosexuals and abortionists are not repenting. Quite the opposite; they have made an alliance with Ceasar and are storming the gates of the church while gleefully pelting us with the heads of their victims. This is the time to mount a vigorous counterattack, not indulge in double-minded, cryptic holyspeak. At any rate we already have plenty of mainline Protestant leaders who will do that for us (a pox be upon their apostate houses).

10 posted on 09/20/2013 4:36:16 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: jboot
Yes, I think the repentence is the key thing, and I worry that the Pope is not emphasizing that. He seems to be saying (in effect) "Let's not focus on our disagreements (abortion, homosexual marriage, etc.) let's skip over those troublesome areas, and let us feed the poor, care for the sick, and express Christ's love for one another."

Sounds nice, I suppose. But the people who do not repent are not going to heaven -- and I would think that a good Christian would express more concern over that.

11 posted on 09/20/2013 5:04:40 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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Indeed!!! Compromising and softening the stance toward sin is cowardly. Christians should stand and be counted for Him. These things aren’t wrong because we say so, they are wrong because He has declared it so. Fight! Earnestly contend! We should not care if our fight makes us unpopular with the world. Can there be a greater honor than to be hated for His namesake?

It has been said that the church attracts the world when it acts the least like the world. I believe The Lord will honor the faithfulness of His people. He can’t give us victory in a battle we are too weak and cowardly to wage. He is sovereign. He may have given this nation over, but His people should go down carrying His banner.

“The words of the Lord hurt and offend until there is nothing left to hurt and offend. Jesus Christ has no tenderness whatever toward anything that is ultimately going to ruin a man in the service of God.”
—Oswald Chambers


13 posted on 09/20/2013 5:17:53 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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They’re never going to repent unless they get called by the Lord and fall in love with God. They have to acknowledge that they’re doing wrong before they can repent, and the only way they can know what is wrong is by first finding what is good.

The Pope is saying that if we’re starting with a focus on how evil people are before anything else, nobody was ever converted by that.


38 posted on 09/20/2013 8:39:41 AM PDT by livius
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To: jboot

Post number 38 is correct.

See Luke 7:36-50.


40 posted on 09/20/2013 8:56:45 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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