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Posts by smvoice

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  • The Didache - The Complete Text

    04/14/2015 5:15:26 PM PDT · 55 of 80
    smvoice to Dutchboy88

    Paul’s Epistles are ignored and completely misunderstood and yet The Didache is hailed as a Paul and Barnabas masterpiece. Go figure...

  • Two Gifts of Deeper Prayer: Silence and Spaciousness

    04/13/2015 7:12:49 PM PDT · 22 of 40
    smvoice to Dutchboy88

    Beautiful post, Dutchboy88! If the words “time past” “but now” and “ages to come” were paid attention to and understood for what they mean, Bible study would cease to be so “scary” and “hard to understand”. When “now”, “but now”, “henceforth”, etc. are written, there is an important change in what is happening as opposed to what HAS happened. Paul’s writings reflect this perfectly. And 2 Tim. 2:15 is the starting place for being effective workmen for Christ who will NOT be ashamed when they stand before God. God bless! smvoice

  • The Resurrection & The Eucharist

    04/12/2015 7:37:10 PM PDT · 638 of 1,063
    smvoice to Zuriel

    AMEN, Zuriel. Those who are fixated on the 5-senses of this life on earth are easily led astray by all they can see, feel, touch, smell, and hear. Does that sound like any church you know? It certainly does to me. The Psalms says it best: there is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof is death and destruction.

  • Are Christians Under the 10 Commandments?

    04/12/2015 6:48:33 PM PDT · 122 of 272
    smvoice to American Constitutionalist
    AMEN to your beautiful post, American Constitutionalist!

    We keep the spirit of the law because we are ambassadors for Christ in this age of grace. We preach that Christ was crucified for our justification and salvation, that it is a free gift and it is all by the grace of God. We love because He first loved us. THAT is the spirit of God's law.

  • We Cannot Love God if We Do Not Love His Word

    04/12/2015 6:09:32 PM PDT · 105 of 116
    smvoice to terycarl; RnMomof7; metmom; CynicalBear

    No it really isn’t “that simple”. Just because you believe that Christ died, was buried, and rose again the third day, that does not mean you believe the gospel that saves. It’s WHY He died that makes a difference in which “Christ” you believe in and follow for your salvation. As for “picking and choosing” which of the Gospels”, that would not be a very wise thing to do in this age of the grace of God. Paul says it is his gospel that God will use to judge the secrets of men by Christ. You’ll find this in Romans.

  • We Cannot Love God if We Do Not Love His Word

    04/12/2015 5:52:07 PM PDT · 103 of 116
    smvoice to terycarl; RnMomof7

    I’m sorry but I failed to see the gospel in your post of who your Jesus is. Since it is the gospel that saves, please let me know if you just accidentally left it out.

  • The Resurrection & The Eucharist

    04/11/2015 6:48:25 PM PDT · 501 of 1,063
    smvoice to Mrs. Don-o; CynicalBear; metmom

    Mrs. Don-o, since you are posting about Passover, would you tell me if the RCC teaches that the New Covenant was instituted at Passover? And that the atonement was made on Passover when Christ spoke of His Body and His Blood?

  • The Resurrection & The Eucharist

    04/11/2015 8:11:46 AM PDT · 427 of 1,063
    smvoice to Steelfish; metmom; CynicalBear; EagleOne

    So the New Covenant was instituted on Passover? The night before Christ shed His blood on the Cross?

  • The Resurrection & The Eucharist

    04/10/2015 6:43:33 PM PDT · 374 of 1,063
    smvoice to metmom; verga

    Me either, mm. But something tells me the source is the source for all that is wrong with the catholic church.

  • The Resurrection & The Eucharist

    04/10/2015 6:36:59 PM PDT · 371 of 1,063
    smvoice to verga; metmom

    No, that tells us that God Himself believes that Scripture, His Word, is sufficient for making us thoroughly complete. What else would He need added IF He says His Word COMPLETES us? “That the man of God may be complete. Equipped for every good work.” Please show me where ANYTHING else is necessary, according to God, not the catholic church.

  • The Resurrection & The Eucharist

    04/10/2015 6:18:54 PM PDT · 363 of 1,063
    smvoice to verga; metmom

    2 Tim. 3:14-17. She gave it to you a few posts ago. That isn’t sufficient for you?

  • The Resurrection & The Eucharist

    04/10/2015 5:59:02 PM PDT · 355 of 1,063
    smvoice to metmom; Steelfish

    Me, too, mm and I think it’s a legitimate question. What about it, steelfish?

  • The Resurrection & The Eucharist

    04/10/2015 5:37:24 PM PDT · 348 of 1,063
    smvoice to Steelfish; metmom; CynicalBear; EagleOne; RnMomof7

    I don’t think it’s “puerile” at all. If the wine and wafers are changed into the actual blood and body of Christ, as your church believes that is exactly what happened at the Last Supper, then your church believes and teaches that Christ shed His blood the night before He went to the Cross to shed His blood. Unless you can give me a clearer explanation of the catholic belief.

  • The Resurrection & The Eucharist

    04/10/2015 5:27:54 PM PDT · 345 of 1,063
    smvoice to Steelfish

    ..so at the Last Supper Christ told His apostles to eat His body and drink His blood. Yet He had not yet shed His blood on the Cross. Please explain how He gave them His blood before He shed His blood for men.

  • The Resurrection & The Eucharist

    04/10/2015 5:23:16 PM PDT · 341 of 1,063
    smvoice to Steelfish; EagleOne; metmom; CynicalBear; RnMomof7

    ...just a small question here. Wouldn’t the “Holy Eucharist” (a Passover event) be putting Christ’s shed blood before He actually shed it on the Cross? And just how does that work?

  • We Cannot Love God if We Do Not Love His Word

    04/10/2015 5:06:53 PM PDT · 9 of 116
    smvoice to babygene

    Your comment sounds nice, but that is not what God says in 2 Tim. 2:15. He tells you what He desires in order that we will not be ashamed workmen for Him. Study and rightly divide His word of truth.

  • We Cannot Love God if We Do Not Love His Word

    04/10/2015 4:33:47 PM PDT · 6 of 116
    smvoice to RnMomof7

    Thanks for the ping, Rn;) In the same vein, we cannot be approved as workmen for God unless we study and rightly divide His word of truth (2 Tim. 2:15). He promises us that we will not be ashamed if we do so.

  • The Resurrection & The Eucharist

    04/08/2015 7:07:14 PM PDT · 130 of 1,063
    smvoice to RitaOK; metmom; CynicalBear; EagleOne

    “truth and accuracy and substance” are all relative, aren’t they? Your church has one truth, God’s Word has another. They are not the same. And THIS is why so many get LOST, not bored. They have no ultimate TRUTH to go to for salvation assurance. Because they refuse to believe that the Bible is the ultimate truth, not a group of “holy” men gathered around making tossed salad with chopped scriptures and sliced “tradition”.

  • The Resurrection & The Eucharist

    04/08/2015 6:15:55 PM PDT · 121 of 1,063
    smvoice to Mrs. Don-o; metmom

    Pardon my clarification “demand” , but I’ve been away a lot over the last months, and as far as I know, the RCC has changed some of its prior opinions/traditions. It wasn’t that long ago that we were told there was “no salvation outside the Catholic Church” AND “a person CAN be saved and NOT be Catholic”.

  • The Resurrection & The Eucharist

    04/08/2015 5:52:32 PM PDT · 112 of 1,063
    smvoice to metmom; RitaOK

    Of all the beliefs that are spewed here, it is still amazing to me that THIS one is dared. Imagine God’s surprise when He finds out that He didn’t give us His Word, but that the RCC did. THAT should make Him thankful. What would He do without them///

  • The Resurrection & The Eucharist

    04/08/2015 5:27:03 PM PDT · 103 of 1,063
    smvoice to ealgeone; Mrs. Don-o
    I'm shocked. A catholic that states that baptism and the Eucharist do NOT save? This is completely opposite from anything I have ever read from catholic posters here. Please advise, I'm sure I must have read your post wrong, Mrs. Don-o.

    One more thing: does the gospel save?

  • The Resurrection & The Eucharist

    04/08/2015 4:52:41 PM PDT · 93 of 1,063
    smvoice to Mrs. Don-o; CynicalBear; metmom
    Everything you listed as identifying "marks" of the True Ekklesia, Mrs. Don-o, is mysteriously absent from the Church the Body of Christ, which Paul, through revelations from the risen Christ, described to its members. If we were part of the Kingdom Ekklesia you would be correct. But we are not. We are part of the Body of Christ, made up of believers in this time of the grace of God and the reconciliation of God and man by Christ's shed blood.

    Everything you listed can be seen, felt, heard, etc. while the Ekklesia, the Body of Christ is made up of things that cannot be seen in this world. They are spiritually discerned and reside in heavenly places in Christ. We have one visible "mark" of our inheritance and marching orders from God: His Word.

  • Ben Carson Easter Post On Facebook

    04/04/2015 7:24:18 PM PDT · 6 of 77
    smvoice to Gamecock

    Amen Gamecock. His crucifixion was a two-fold purpose. One being the subject of Bible prophecy, that is, being crucified He rightly claimed to be God. And also a mystery, hid in God from before the foundation of the world: That His death would pay for the sins of each believer. The secret reason for the crucifixion. That was testified in due time.

  • The Eucharist as the Body and Blood of Christ [No Resurrection Without The Eucharist]

    04/04/2015 6:39:09 PM PDT · 16 of 66
    smvoice to Burkianfrombrklyn; CynicalBear
    ...like so off track that most of the known world would be converted.

    Really? "Most of the known world" would hear the gospel or "be converted"? Because a person can hear it and still not believe. And according to your post, it would mean that a great revival has been taking place all this time because of the catholic church. Do you really believe that the world has been under revival for the last 2000 years?

  • 5 Saints Who Totally Had Superpowers

    01/31/2015 4:55:08 PM PST · 164 of 167
    smvoice to caww; metmom; CynicalBear; mitch5501
    LOL! Let me tell you about my "New" Environment....All was going well with the movers and packers. Until I went to find my Bible in my "New" Environment...it was packed and I had NO IDEAD which box it was in. Boxes and boxes. And did I mention lots of boxes? I know it would probably be easier to just buy a new Bible. BUT...It's just not the same. I know the Book I've had for 30 years. It has my notes, underlinings, and ***** I've put beside favorite verses for years now. And suddenly..it's in a box. Somewhere.

    I've never felt so without. Something I've never even thought about until my Bible was away from me and I had no idea WHERE it was.

  • The Accounting of Simon Peter's Six Denials of Christ

    01/30/2015 6:18:46 PM PST · 8 of 35
    smvoice to CynicalBear
    I was thinking the same thing..

    ....ever learning and never being able to come to the knowledge of the truth...

    As if entrance into Heaven is some kind of trivia pursuit challenge. "I'll take "Heaven or Hell" for the wedge and the win...thinking to self "oh please, PLEASE let Him ask how many times the cock crowed..."

  • 5 Saints Who Totally Had Superpowers

    01/30/2015 5:27:05 PM PST · 143 of 167
    smvoice to CynicalBear

    HEY YOU! I’ve been dealing with health issues, a move, and just getting used to a new environment. And because I could not spend the quality time I wanted to, I chose to just read your comments and others on different threads. Hopefully I’m back with my armor securely in place and my STAND unfazed! Great to see you again, I’ve really missed all my brothers and sisters in Christ!



  • 5 Saints Who Totally Had Superpowers

    01/30/2015 5:08:04 PM PST · 137 of 167
    smvoice to caww; CynicalBear; metmom

    Cults are the result of men trying to reach out to God. No matter what name they give themselves, they all are deceived into believing there is some way to reach out to God. As opposed to Christianity. That is, that God reached out to man. There is simply no other way to be reconciled to Him. Unless He reaches out to us. Any religion that teaches that they can obtain God’s favor by reaching out to Him, or that depends on a “leader” to guide them with “truth” is deceived beyond help in most cases. Simply because it FEELS great to think you are impressing Him with ANYTHING. His Son impresses Him. That’s ALL.

  • NBC Predicts: All Americans Will Receive A Microchip Implant In 2017 Per Obamacare!

    04/15/2014 5:14:54 PM PDT · 74 of 102
    smvoice to metmom

    Well, they can’t mark us if they can’t find us. And they can’t find us if we are no longer “findable”. But I would love to see that list of “WTH?? They were here yesterday, then “poof” they’re gone...??”

  • For Growing Numbers of Baptists, Pope Francis is Drawing Admiration

    02/14/2014 8:09:08 AM PST · 15 of 105
    smvoice to Dr. Ursus; Dutchboy88
    Exactly what is Dutchboy88's "group", Dr. Ursus, that so offends you? He is a member of the church the body of Christ and as a member, he is called to "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine." (2 Tim. 4:2). Which is exactly what he does. That offends you? The only person who would be offended by that would be a person who is lost, and in need of the gospel of the grace of God and the correct doctrine for this age of grace and reconciliation with God.

    It speaks more to your need than to Dutchboy88's responses on these threads. He is doing what God asks every member of His body to do. Are you?

  • "Praying Through" by R.A. Torrey [Devotional]

    02/08/2014 1:33:09 PM PST · 5 of 31
    smvoice to Dutchboy88
    ..and everywhere they looked they prayed for revival. Not understanding the apostasy that they were a part of...
  • About Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

    02/07/2014 5:57:10 PM PST · 19 of 39
    smvoice to PoloSec; CynicalBear

    I am interested in your questions, Polo. How many dispensations do you believe there are? And what is the “word of truth” in your opinion?

  • Charismatics in Context

    02/04/2014 8:34:55 AM PST · 94 of 98
    smvoice to Gamecock

    Mourning, just like celebrating, is acknowledging God’s will in our lives. And I agree. It is saying that no matter what happens, He is in charge. And He will make all things work together for good to those who love the Lord. It is a confirmation of Romans 8:34-39, and shows what faith to a believer truly is. No matter what, we know He is in charge and He knows why.

  • According to Scripture (Sola Scriptura)

    02/02/2014 5:05:52 PM PST · 241 of 938
    smvoice to OneWingedShark; knarf
    Well, according to Acts 8:1, we DO know something about the goings on of the 12 after Pentecost.

    "And Saul was consenting unto his (Stephen's) death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad through the regions of Judaea and Samaria, EXCEPT THE APOSTLES." The 12 remained at Jerusalem. My question is why? It matters. They weren't staying there by accident, especially since there was a GREAT PERSECUTION AGAINST the JERUSALEM CHURCH.

    It has to do with the "great commission" that Christ gave them.

  • According to Scripture (Sola Scriptura)

    02/02/2014 4:40:47 PM PST · 238 of 938
    smvoice to OneWingedShark; knarf

    ...and here we go down the “legend/tradition” road. Already. I am not interested in legend/tradition. I am interested in God’s word. So you’re saying that the “clumping” around Jerusalem was not God ordained? And so the 12 were NOT in God’s will regarding remaining in Jerusalem even after the Holy Spirit was poured out? Just why were they there to begin with after Pentecost? Why not just disperse in 12 directions with the gospel? And meet back in Jerusalem to discuss their great successes with the Gentiles?

  • According to Scripture (Sola Scriptura)

    02/02/2014 4:01:02 PM PST · 234 of 938
    smvoice to OneWingedShark; knarf

    I think you’re missing the point here. IF Christ commissioned Peter and the 11 to go to ALL nations with the gospel, why the need for Paul? Peter and the 11 ALREADY had that command from Christ. As Matthew and Mark point out clearly.

  • According to Scripture (Sola Scriptura)

    02/02/2014 3:12:06 PM PST · 230 of 938
    smvoice to OneWingedShark; knarf
    "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine." 2 Tim. 4:2.

    As much as I would like to feed your high opinion of yourself and your ability to scare away lesser foes with your arguments, I must confess that it is my lack of "longsuffering" that left you without an answer from me. If you would care to discuss this topic, a little less "gotcha" and a little more respect for the truth of God's word, studied HIS way would be helpful. Starting with this:

    Think for a moment. Using the common sense God gave you, just THINK. WHY PAUL? There is a striking fact and a world of discussion when you ask yourself that simple question.

    AFTER our Lord, in His so-called "great commission", had sent Peter and the other Apostles, Mathias included, into "ALL THE WORLD" to preach "THE GOSPEL" to "EVERY CREATURE" (Mark 16:15) and make "DISCIPLES of ALL NATIONS" (Matt. 28:19)- AFTER THIS, He raised up ANOTHER APOSTLE, Paul. WHY? He had already commissioned the twelve to go to all nations. WHY the need to raise Paul and send him? Why not make him the 12th Apostle instead of Mathias? Why make him an Apostle at all? And did Peter and the 11 perceive this raising up of Paul as some kind of change in the commission given to them?

    If you want to continue this discussion, those questions must be answered. Honestly and with God's Word. Not man's "interpretation" of His word. Because He DOES tell us the answers.

    And BTW, I am a "she". Not a "he". :)

  • Haunting in Indiana leads to family’s exorcism, child’s levitation: Reports

    01/28/2014 1:17:05 PM PST · 34 of 88
    smvoice to longfellowsmuse; metmom; CynicalBear; Alex Murphy; Iscool
    "A priest as a person who usually daily holds the body of Christ in his hands is who is needed to chase away demons."

    ..how to put this into words of longsuffering, correct doctrine, reproof, rebuke or anything resembling trying to show truth from a lie is beyond me at this point. Perhaps someone else can begin. This is going to be ONE LONG ROAD to travel to get to the truth.

  • Why I Am Still an Evangelical Protestant [And Not Roman Catholic]

    01/27/2014 6:32:12 PM PST · 126 of 390
    smvoice to xone; Dr. Brian Kopp

    Yep. I’m pretty sure we’re told to take unto ourselves the whole armour of God, in order to withstand in the evil day, and having done all we can, to STAND. (Eph. 6:13-20). No where that I read does God’s Word say to lay down and get some rest, I look really tired. And no where does His Word tell me that it’s time for the Lord to sort it out. The only reason we are still on this site, giving Scripture and reproving, rebuking, and exhorting with all longsuffering and doctrine (2 Tim. 4:2) is because of God’s patience and His desire to be reconciled to man through the finished work of Christ. He is giving us another day because He desires that no man enters hell for rejecting His Son. Every minute He gives us is a minute to give the gospel of the grace of God to an unbelieving world. Who yawns, and stretches and talks about how tired of the same old, same old they are...Boo hoo. It’s just so pathetic..

  • Why I Am Still an Evangelical Protestant [And Not Roman Catholic]

    01/27/2014 5:01:06 PM PST · 93 of 390
    smvoice to Biggirl
    Scripture also compels us to "preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine." (2 Tim. 4:2).

    I like that verse. It tells me that "arguments" are only "useless" if no one is committed to searching the Scriptures to see if those things are so. That means they have taken the word of man as the captain of their ship, and have him at the wheel while they relax and enjoy the cruise.

  • Why I Am Still an Evangelical Protestant [And Not Roman Catholic]

    01/27/2014 4:42:17 PM PST · 72 of 390
    smvoice to Ann Archy; metmom; CynicalBear
    "Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief."(1 Tim. 1:13).

    Hmmm..Paul is saying here he was a former blasphemer. How do you explain the fact that he received mercy?

  • Sola Scriptura – An Unbiblical Recipe for Confusion

    01/27/2014 10:48:01 AM PST · 258 of 531
    smvoice to editor-surveyor; metmom

    There are no keys to the Body of Christ. Paul, the first member therein, never spoke of having keys or giving keys to other members. The kingdom, yes. The Body, no. What would be the point?

  • Pope John Paul II's blood stolen from church in Italy

    01/27/2014 10:42:46 AM PST · 7 of 30
    smvoice to Gamecock
    IBTWPIL...(In Before The Whole Point Is Lost)


    Nope, looks like I'm too late. I'm always late it seems,when it comes to the whole point being lost in Catholic circles.

  • Converted and Converting [St. Paul]

    01/27/2014 8:39:30 AM PST · 87 of 91
    smvoice to Iscool; Salvation

    Very simple, isn’t it? In fact it’s so simple that they think it simply cannot be possible. The stumblingblock.

  • Converted and Converting [St. Paul]

    01/27/2014 6:48:08 AM PST · 81 of 91
    smvoice to xone; Salvation
    This is one of the most vulgar, disgraceful things I've ever read here. Just a cursory glance through Paul's epistles would/SHOULD be enough to give someone the clear understanding that he would have been mortified by this 'prayer'. All I can add to try to clarify this great Apostle's commission and mission for Christ is this:

    "In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel." (Rom. 2:16).

    This is what will be presented to you, Salvation. NOT copies of your 'prayers' to St. Paul.

  • One Hundred Fifty Reasons I'm Catholic - And You Should Be Too!

    01/25/2014 6:06:01 PM PST · 556 of 1,364
    smvoice to BlatherNaut; metmom
    Are you attempting to tell us that prior to 325 AD people sat around contemplating their navels while waiting for someone to compile what would become their beliefs?

    I hate to be the one to break this to you, but the Council of Nicaea did nothing more than CONFIRM what had ALREADY been in existence, the commonly held books, letters, epistles that made up our Bible were accepted and known by believers. I know it hurts, but Catholics did not teach mankind how to hunt, fish, or find God.

  • Converted and Converting [St. Paul]

    01/25/2014 5:10:46 PM PST · 72 of 91
    smvoice to Salvation
    Paul is to grace as Moses was to the law. Both received their commission by direct revelation of God, face to face and mouth to mouth. Both were directed to take their revelations directly to the people. Moses to Israel and Paul to the Gentiles. From God to Moses to Israel. And from God to Paul to the Gentiles. Moses' revelations from God looked forward to Israel's Redeemer, and Israel's future work as a nation of priests and a blessing to all nations. Paul's revelations from God looked backward to the cross, where Christ's finished work was proclaimed to him for the remission of all our sins.

    And yet, Paul is so often mocked, discounted or disparaged among people who "claim" to understand grace and this age we are living in. He never claimed to be one of the 12, he claimed to be apart from the 12. The ministry of the 12 came from the law, the prophets, Christ, and the kingdom gospel, of which they will rule on that day Christ returns as Messiah and sets up the kingdom that was promised them. Paul never promised Israel a kingdom. He promised that Jews and Gentiles are made one, in the body of Christ and our position is not earthly, like Israel, but heavenly. Paul could not have been lumped together with the 12 as his calling was different.

  • Fascination with Francis stirs Protestant hearts

    01/24/2014 5:56:55 PM PST · 29 of 103
    smvoice to Steelfish; Dutchboy88
    In my mind's eye Steelfish has just poured himself a brandy and is swirling and sniffing for the required effect that anyone who pours himself a brandy must adhere. I sense a profound statement from him any moment now, formed from years of study and late night conversations over brandy and the meaning of life. The fireplace has the low glow of perfectly seasoned wood, crackling softly, and keeping time with Bach, playing discreetly in the background of the perfect setting for lessons from a master of life's moments and all that is important. Wait patiently...his words are beginning to form...and we will all be the wiser for having been invited to watch and listen. And learn.

    "This is the sophomoric stuff that low-information Protestants spew out"...ah, the chance to impress those beneath his opinion of himself, has come. And gone. And we are left with a fleeting moment of comedic craving. Such as the fireplace suddenly losing a log as it rolls toward Steelfish's priceless rug, only to have him stomp out the sparks with his tawny taupe driving moccassins. While in desperation he pours his snifter of brandy onto his shoes and watches in horror as they poof straight out of existence. Never one to find the humor or irony in a situation he has claimed as the moral high ground, he grasps aimlessly toward the front door, smoke billowing and Bach just a distant memory. Asking us to find our own way out, he collapses into a corner, cursing the low-information Protestant Christians for not knowing the basics of fire prevention and sharing with him. After all, he cannot know everything. He was prepared to share his intellectual, historical, and liturgical practices with the heathens. The least they could have done was bring a fire extinguisher. Must he do EVERYTHING?

  • 13 Differences Between the PCA and the PCUSA.

    01/23/2014 6:40:37 PM PST · 46 of 57
    smvoice to OneWingedShark

    God said it IS possible to rightly divided His Word of Truth. He instructs us to do it. And He shows us how. You can argue with Him if you want, but I guarantee you will be ashamed. He said it, not me.

  • 13 Differences Between the PCA and the PCUSA.

    01/23/2014 5:11:12 PM PST · 36 of 57
    smvoice to OneWingedShark

    “Paul claimed that title”??? God GAVE him that title. As far as the rest of your post, a good read through Ephesians, Chapter 2 would be a big help. Why did Christ say He was not sent to anyone but the lost sheep of the house of Israel? When did the new covenant go into effect? And who was it made with? Just reading Scripture will do no good unless it is compared Scripture with Scripture and rightly divided according to GOD’S COMMAND. 2 Tim. 2:15. That is, if you care to be approved unto God, as a workman who needs not to be ashamed when you stand before Him. That is HIS promise to us believers.