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  • Did She Lie? Irelandís Former Female President Claims John Paul II Refused to Shake Her Hand

    01/17/2019 4:12:36 PM PST · 18 of 18
    Wonder Warthog to Chode

    If’n she’s pro-abortion and pro-homosexual, she ain’t Catholic, because she has excommunicated herself.

  • The Message of the Letter to the Hebrews

    01/17/2019 4:10:18 PM PST · 54 of 54
    Luircin to aMorePerfectUnion; ADSUM

    That is, if one listens, accepts and follows the words of Jesus. I hope that you believe in all of God’s words in the Bible as they were meant, and not just someone’s personal interpretation.

    ***

    I do believe and follow the words of Jesus.

    That’s why I’m not Roman Catholic, because I’m not going to believe in any organization that ‘interprets’ Scripture to mean the exact opposite of what it actually says.

    Any organization that claims that, “By grace you have been saved” really means, “By grace you might be saved if your works are good enough,” is no church at all.

  • The Death And Resurrection Of Lazarus

    01/17/2019 4:09:58 PM PST · 1 of 1
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  • The Message of the Letter to the Hebrews

    01/17/2019 3:59:29 PM PST · 53 of 54
    imardmd1 to HarleyD
    None of the arguments you've advanced to discredit Paul as the author of the letter to the Hebrews are very strong. An argument very difficult that opposes yours, taken from A Consideration Of The Attestation Of Scripture To The Authorship Of Hebrews" (click here)

    In a nutshell:

    A. Both of Peter's letter are, according to his ministry to "the Circumcision," addressed specifically and narrowly to the Hebrew Christians scattered in the Diaspora, and in the very provinces that were the core of Paul's church-planting efforts.

    B. In 2 Peter 3:15 Peter writes:

    And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto youplural
    This says that Paul did write to these same Hebrews in the same area.

    C. Furthermore, Peter says also that what Paul wrote to them as no just a note, but inspired Scripture according to the wisdom given to him, necessarily by God the Holy Ghost:

    As also in all his epistleswhich were later agreed to be canonical, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scripturesOT, of equivalent cananicity, unto their own destruction. 
    Paul's other writings were specifically toward particular individuals or particular churches, but Peter equates them as inspired writing.

    D. So it may be postulated that: (a) Hebrews is a document that was addressed to the same kind of narrow audience as Peter's was; (b) Paul was a recognized author of inspired Scripture; and (c) therefore Peter is essentially saying that Paul is the author of the Hebrewa letter.

    Well, this might be interpreted that the Christian Jews in the mixed churches of Asia Minor were conjointly addressed with the Gentiles in the church by the same epistles, and thus a part of Peter's "you". But what other writer is a Sanhedrin-bent qualified Hebrew scholar and apostle of the first or second water capable of explaining the NT mysteries hidden in the OT but revealed by inspired interpretation in the New?

  • The Message of the Letter to the Hebrews

    01/17/2019 2:29:49 PM PST · 52 of 54
    metmom to ADSUM
    That is, if one listens, accepts and follows the words of Jesus. I hope that you believe in all of God’s words in the Bible as they were meant, and not just someone’s personal interpretation.

    Matthew 23:1-12 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat, so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice.

    They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger. They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long, and they love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces and being called rabbi by others.

    But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers. And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. Neither be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Christ. The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

  • January 17 - Jesus Refuses to Test God

    01/17/2019 2:27:27 PM PST · 7 of 7
    NorthStarOkie to metmom

    Isn’t it interesting that Satan cites Scripture to the Creator and Savior. Satan does it to paint the Lord into a corner.

  • The Message of the Letter to the Hebrews

    01/17/2019 2:26:46 PM PST · 51 of 54
    aMorePerfectUnion to Mrs. Don-o
    Hello MDO,

    One reason why the local churches cannot be completely autonomous, is that the teachings of the Church --- that is to say, not opinions of this or that cleric, this or that theologian, but the officiai doctrines -- are authoritative; if they were not, Christ would not have told us to resolve conflicts among the brothers by listening to the Church.

    You posit that "the churches cannot be autonomous, ... because the official doctrines of a larger assembly are authoritative."

    Then you bring up local church discipline.

    Local assemblies *following God's Word* in matters of church discipline need no Roman hierarchy to carry out the Word of God.

    I've witnessed successful churches do this in person over (too many) decades.

    In practice, very few churches are in isolation. Most belong to a fellowship of like-minded churches, who share a common doctrinal statement that each adheres to locally.

  • The Message of the Letter to the Hebrews

    01/17/2019 2:19:40 PM PST · 50 of 54
    aMorePerfectUnion to imardmd1

    You are observing an AI Random Verse Generation Program that appears on certain accounts...

  • The Message of the Letter to the Hebrews

    01/17/2019 2:16:13 PM PST · 49 of 54
    aMorePerfectUnion to imardmd1
    "It is not the Romanist earthly organization to which I am confident that I belong. Its title is The General Assembly And Church Of The Firstborn Enrolled In Heaven to which I claim to belong, as a citizen of the Kingdom of Christ, which is not of this world.. "πανηγυρει και εκκλησια πρωτοτοκων εν ουρανοις απογεγραμμενων" (Heb. 12:23a Textus Receptus)

    ....................

    +1

  • The Message of the Letter to the Hebrews

    01/17/2019 2:14:57 PM PST · 48 of 54
    aMorePerfectUnion to ADSUM; MHGinTN; imardmd1; Mom MD; boatbums; Luircin; metmom; Elsie; ealgeone; daniel1212; ...
    That is, if one listens, accepts and follows the words of Jesus. I hope that you believe in all of God’s words in the Bible as they were meant, and not just someone’s personal interpretation.

    Believers in Christ are commanded to "love Him with all their mind..."
    Believers are commanded to "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth."

    It is the responsibility of the Christian to work hard to understand and interpret God's Word.

    Jesus said about His Church: ‘Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.”

    No, dear ADSUM... He didn't say it "about His Church". There was no church when He said this.

    Now is a great time for you to "Study to show yourself approved..."

    Look back on the context - when did He say this, why did He say this, about who did He say this?

    “If he refuses to listen to them, tell the church.* If he refuses to listen even to the church, then treat him as you would a Gentile or a tax collector.”

    Completely about church discipline in the local assembly.

    "Study to show youself approved."

    Your comment: “every church and every man gets things wrong in every age - and this is especially true of Rome.” Then, it must be especially true for you too.

    Not especially. I've benefited from incredible teachers of God's Word, deep training, hard work, love of His Word.

    That said, everyone is subject to error, but the ultimate mistake is to substitute man's silly rituals for God's declaration.

  • January 17 - Jesus Refuses to Test God

    01/17/2019 1:41:28 PM PST · 6 of 7
    Big Red Badger to metmom

    Oh my,

  • The Message of the Letter to the Hebrews

    01/17/2019 1:29:51 PM PST · 47 of 54
    ADSUM to Elsie

    Yes. Jesus gave us the Holy Spirit at Pentecost that enabled Christ’s Catholic Church and gave it’s leaders the ability to “preach and Baptize”. Jesus gave His life for our sins and His Body and Blood in the Sacrament of the Eucharist to become one with Jesus.

    May you find God’s Truth in the Catholic Church!

    Peace be with you.

  • The Message of the Letter to the Hebrews

    01/17/2019 1:24:37 PM PST · 46 of 54
    imardmd1 to metmom

    Amen2 !

  • The Message of the Letter to the Hebrews

    01/17/2019 1:22:06 PM PST · 45 of 54
    smvoice to Salvation

    2 TIMOTHY 2:15 holds the answers.

  • January 17 - Jesus Refuses to Test God

    01/17/2019 1:21:54 PM PST · 5 of 7
    metmom to DannyTN

    Especially when considering that it would mean avoiding the cross.

  • The Message of the Letter to the Hebrews

    01/17/2019 1:19:33 PM PST · 44 of 54
    imardmd1 to ADSUM; Mark17; aMorePerfectUnion; boatbums; metmom; daniel1212; MHGinTN; Elsie
    It is not the Romanist earthly organization to which I am confident that I belong. Its title is

    The General Assembly
    And Church Of The Firstborn
    Enrolled In Heaven

    to which I claim to belong, as a citizen of the Kingdom of Christ, which is not of this world..

    "πανηγυρει και εκκλησια πρωτοτοκων εν ουρανοις απογεγραμμενων" (Heb. 12:23a Textus Receptus)

    It is to a local Induction and Training Center with a particular local title (there are many such, globally) to which I report to continue stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. The regenerated constituents are presumed with confidence to pass on to the Lord's Presence in the Paradise of Heaven upon graduation from the earthly discipleship phase.

    That is the appropriate Assembly, founded upon The Lord Jesus Christ, to which the spiritually regenerate one belongs. Nowhere in the Bible in any plenarily inspired infallible properly and faithfully preserved and translated text do I find a locally instituted, enrolled, regularly summoned, and corporately gathered Christian Company with the adjective "Catholic" included in its title.

  • America Prayer Vigil - 1/17/19

    01/17/2019 1:18:37 PM PST · 15 of 15
    V K Lee to Hiskid

    Standing in prayer with all here.
    We pray for the nation and all therein who understand that we are, indeed, a CHRISTIAN Nation. Our belief, no matter the torment of those who refuse to accept this Truth. We stand strong in GOD and His Laws.
    As always, we pray for our brethren, ill and injured; that they be healed in spirit, mental, and physical health. He calls them by name.
    O FATHER, please hear our prayers.
    We pray in the Glorious Name of JESUS.
    Amen.

  • January 17 - Jesus Refuses to Test God

    01/17/2019 1:14:09 PM PST · 4 of 7
    onedoug to metmom
    ...evil sense of logic.

    Hmm. Strictly speaking, would logic lend itself to evil? Interesting question.

  • The Message of the Letter to the Hebrews

    01/17/2019 1:12:40 PM PST · 43 of 54
    ADSUM to aMorePerfectUnion

    HIS Word contains all necessary for salvation, assurance and instruction in godliness.

    That is, if one listens, accepts and follows the words of Jesus. I hope that you believe in all of God’s words in the Bible as they were meant, and not just someone’s personal interpretation.

    Jesus said about His Church: ‘Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.”

    “If he refuses to listen to them, tell the church.* If he refuses to listen even to the church, then treat him as you would a Gentile or a tax collector.”

    Your comment: “every church and every man gets things wrong in every age - and this is especially true of Rome.”

    Then, it must be especially true for you too.

  • January 17 - Jesus Refuses to Test God

    01/17/2019 1:08:37 PM PST · 3 of 7
    DannyTN to metmom

    I heard T. W. Hunt say that the temptations of Christ occurred not to show that Jesus could be tempted, but to show that as God he could not be.

    I believe Hunt also said that the third temptation on the mountain was effectively an offer to immediately end the world’s suffering. No small temptation.