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Our papist friend Bread of Life whom Phoneman777 affectionately calls "Dead Bread" (to remind him that the Eucharist wafer is as so completely and absolutely useless as ropes of sand) constantly ridicules and criticizes we Protestant members here in CB who use the phrase "Roman Catholic Church" to refer to what Dead Bread insists should be called the "catholic church" because, according to Dead Bread, the catholic church has never recognized or sanctioned the use of the phrase in reference to itself, and therefore we Protestants are unwittingly publicly humiliating ourselves by use of it.
Phoneman777 submitted for our approval the following evidence, an excerpt from a 1950 encyclical from Pope Pius XII in which he wrote:...
We find that the scripture shows us that it did occur, but how can a Christian tell if 'Speaking in Tongues' is being given by the Holy Spirit or it has come by a false spirit. Just because a person starts to mutter, mumble or shout unknown 'words' doesn't necessarily mean that they are being given them by the Holy Spirit. People with dementia, or drunks and the insane mumble and shout unknown words, are they being given spiritual gifts of speaking in tongues. Of course not, so how can one tell if the source is from the Holy Spirit, or from another origin.
There are many references to speaking in tongues in the Bible, and we find the most about tongues are Acts 2 and I Corinthians 12-14. Now, you have to understand that at the time...
2Co 2:9, For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.
2Co 7:15, And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.
It should go without saying that it is possible to obey the Lord in all things.
This is in contrast to the teaching that I sometimes hear in the church today, wherein pastors say from their pulpits, that it is inevitable that you are going to sin.
I know that my own past is not exemplary; but...
There is no temporary physical kingdom planned for this world. The kingdom arrived with Jesus at his first coming Luke 11:20. It is spiritual Luke 17:21, and flesh and blood cannot inherit it 1 Corinthians 15:50. It is a kingdom only the born again can see John 3:3. It is a kingdom of faith and cannot be a kingdom of sight 2 Corinthians 5:7 as millennial theories claim Luke 17:20.
The great Tribulation was Jewish only and happened as foretold by Jesus in 70 AD. By destroying the temple and Jerusalem Matthew 24:ff. Jesus told his disciples, “when you see” all of this, spoken in the second person plural, meaning those in his present audience, leave Jerusalem. This they did according to history.
Tribulation is the normal lot of all...
I've always heard it taught that the holy spirit and a demon cannot inhabit the same person, but I've re-thought that teaching. I recently happened across a youtube video by Derek Prince who said that he has delivered many Christians from demons. I recently read a book "Deliver us from Evil" by Don Basham who said the same thing.
I have encountered some Christians whose behavior was completely the opposite of Christ's. They were critical, faultfinding, and a few did outright evil. So as I listened to Derek Prince's sermon, he said that the worst demons were the "religious" demons. I made me wonder if that was what was operating in churches and on forums.
I'd like to know what others believe.
Limited atonement means salvation by grace. Universal atonement means salvation by works. Here’s why. Limited atonement justifies sinners who cannot save themselves leading to regeneration and holiness.
Universal atonement does not save anyone. It only makes it possible for people to justify themselves through holiness, leading to regeneration and atonement.
Limited atonement = gospel of grace apart from works. “Whoever believes has eternal life”. Universal atonement = gospel of law dependent on obedience/works. “Whoever chooses to believe earns eternal life”.
'For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened:
not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon,
that mortality might be swallowed up of life.'
(2 Corinthians 5:4)
Reading through another thread this morning, I came across a statement made by a member regarding the 'unclothed' state, referred to here by Paul in 2 Corinthians 5. This member believed that the 'unclothed' were disembodied spirits.
I believe that at death the body goes back to the dust from whence it came, and that the spirit (or breath of life) goes back to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7). That what is referred to here as an unclothed state, is the state of...
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
2 Corinthians 5:21
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Not what we do, but what Jesus did.