God bless you brother! I have loved reading your comments. I am probably moving on into more areas now. After googling the Kim Davis thing, I decided to do a "Yellow Cross" movement (echoing the Jewish yellow star during the holocaust) that solidifies our stand with our Christian faith, our God given right to follow it, obey God over man, be honored to be considered worthy to suffer for Him and righteousness, and to stand with those who are where I will be honored to be one day. I just took yellow fabric, cut out a cross, sewed it onto a levi jacket, it's supposed to look ragged, and it worked! See you on the other side!
"Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain." 1 Corinthians 15; 2
No such thing as eternal security anyway. Just remain loyal to God and worry about this later.
"But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved." Matthew 24; 13
My duty is not to convince others of eternal security or the lack thereof, but to convince them to obey God until the end. God bless.
Yes, I saw too. It is the fate of us all, who choose to follow the Lord and His Word loyally and faithfully. It's all coming down the pipe pretty soon. I think of those like Bonhoeffer and Niemoller during the holocaust who were imprisoned for standing for righteousness. Folks, the holocaust is coming, scratch that... it's here.
"Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
When other pastors asked Martin Niemoller why he was in jail during the holocaust, his reply was;
"The question is not why am I in prison, but why are you not in prison?"
I pray that all those who profess to be Christians will have the same level of determination of remaining loyal to the Lord and His Word as these and as now the recent Kim Davis have, rather than the false security of cheap discipleship that enables them to compromise for self preservation and shrug following the Lord when it is not convenient.
Yes, totally. I was just wondering why it was a topic here?
Anyway, lots of changes around that I've been noticing.
I must say I do love the cute baby quote up at the right!
Hits it on the nail, eh?
God bless and take care!
How is this related? Is she claiming to be a believer? I looked at the link but there is no obvious tie of any kind to even the false professing church of today. Of course the occult is evil and to be avoided. Sorry, I'm just missing the connection there as to what the relevance is. Not trying to be critical, just wondering.
The true church is only made up of true believers, cultural 'Christianity' is made up of just about anything but they are not Christian just because they call themselves that. As for that movie, we don't look to a worldly movie to see what life with Christ will look like, or might look like, we look to the bible. And it is not a Christian movie, it is one in a series of many apostate movies promoted by Apostasy Inc. that wants to hijack the church into dominionism, ecumenism, and contemplative heresies. Just the fact that Beth Moore is in it, among a host of other heretics of the end times apostasy is proof. This is the truth, not meant to be "harsh," but these are the days we need to be aware and if not pray that someone wakes us up even if it means a bucket of cold water to do so. Google about the movie and you will see what discerning believers are concerned about. God bless.
Oh and right, they are trying to meld all the religions together into that end times one world religion under antichrist and they are building it one bridge at a time, one cooperation at a time, one compromise at the expense of truth at a time. Don't join in.
Exactly Manny. ALL other religions are false and Christians can have no unity with other religions. They all contradict the Word of God. There is no blending with them, no finding middle ground or common ground or any ground. God despises such attempts as can be seen in the bible accounts, for instance Israel going after other 'gods.' We don't have to acquire someone's beliefs to love them. We are to share the gospel with them as with all unbelievers, as that is loving. We are to forgive our persecutors just as the martyr Stephen did and countless more. And yes, militant ISIS is the epitome of Islam, not an exceptional extreme branch, since they are fulfilling the dictates of the quran, the peaceful muslims are not. I have seen those verses in the quran that command its followers to kill those who don't submit to Islam. There it is, plain and simple; NOT a religion of peace. But as usual, the blind won't see.....
And once again here it is... the Word of God to the rescue, and who knew it was there the whole time:
1 Timothy 6; 5-11
"Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that GAIN IS GODLINESS: from such withdraw thyself. But godliness with contentment is great gain.
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness."
So godliness does not imply wealth, but usually the opposite even.
True Christians can never be silenced. Killed? Yes. But silenced, no. The days will grow darker. Stand firm and buckle up. As for calling out heresy, it is simple also. Expose the heresy. Expose the heretic. It's sort of hard to do one without the other. I would focus on essentials as there are enough of those out there. Warning the brethren of danger IS loving. Not to is mean. Obviously we can be tactful as well. However, calling someone evil names or that they are hell bound simply because they are not Calvinists or don't believe in eternal security, disagree on the gifts or rapture timing, yes, that is bad. Also, the bible says Jesus died for the sins of the world, making the Calvinist stand unbiblical, but I would not go around shooting arrows at them over it. If they do so to others for not being Calvinists, that they will answer to the Lord for.