The modern world is seeing more and more people return to pagan and religions and a belief that herbal remedies and spells are best medical practice. In addition many younger Christians are leaving contemporary churches for more traditional churches, like the Roman Catholic Church, what are your theories on why this is?
sort by best latest
GM: Can you provide a book w/as many ACCURATE prophecies written BEFORE Bible? I can't seem to find one and is reason why I KNOW (in addition to personal experiences) "MY GOD IS REAL!"
One of the things I enjoy about the Lutheran Church is that we follow traditions that are hundreds if not thousands of years old. It is good to know that these traditions have stood the test of time and also that these traditions connect us tothepast
Kris: "...stood the test of time..." What test? Seen any miracles lately? Jesus did! If not, why not @ your church? Gal 5:17 "...so that ye cannot do the things that you would." Why not?
Norine, yes, I saw a miracle this Sunday actually. I watched two children be baptized into the name of Jesus Christ.
Kris: NOW THAT IS A MIRACLE considering most Lutheran's baptize according to Matt 28:19! Diff doctrines w/in diff branches?
Do they teach Jesus' Doctrine (The Gospel of Christ) which is "After the Cross?" (Gal 1:6-9).
They were baptized into the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit..I thought this would be understood. I joined the LCMS because of how Christ centered they are. Everything they do points us to the work of Jesus on the cross.
Kris: Have you studied baptism? If Disciples "commanded" to baptize according to Matt 28:19, why didn't they? Were they disobedient? I Don't find ANYONE baptizing accordingly (Matt 28:19) in the Bible? Why?
Thank you for selecting my answer.
MO: "nature" can't save 1 but the CREATOR of nature "can!" GOD=Creator=SPIRIT & we were "created in His image" (Gen 1:27)! Therefore, we're "spirit" housed in a body who will "reconcile" to GOD (I Cor 15:24-28;44) & not "nature!" Wrong Worsh
Scripture WILL BE "fulfilled!" Why it'd behoove 1 to "STUDY" & forget "tradition" & "teachings!" STUDY for SELF asking Holy Spirit for "revelation" of HIS WORD! ONLY way to be saved! Consider Galatians 1:6-9!
Plat: God "forgives" ALL! How about you? Let it go! We ALL "fall" as did Peter, Judas, David, Abraham, Moses, etc. Come on now! Who knows (But GOD) if they've confessed & repented sincerely? Yes, some r corrupt, but not ALL!
"DO THINGS!" Have you heard of "THINGS DONE" in the Roman Catholic Church? It wasn't n news! Any priest raise the dead, heal the sick, open eyes of blind, etc. as JESUS did? What's wrong? THINK, "sheep!" Have you seen @ ur church/belief?
Or perhaps they turn from Christianity, because they are promised miracles and no miracles happen for them, so they seek the next religion hoping to find the miracle there. Only one miracle should be focused upon and that is the resurrection of Jesus
"Greater works" means carrying the gospel to the ends of the earth. It does not mean miracles. A study of the greek word ergon 2041 reveals the context. You shout study! yet you add your own eisegesis to Scripture.
Kris: They aren't "taught" how to exercise their "faith" for POWER & why no "miracles!" Miracles outdated!
P&N: So "miracles" are outdated? I thought "HE (Jesus Christ) is the same yesterday, today & forever" (Heb 13:8)? See, why ppl
Again, you twist more Scripture out of context Hebrews13:8 is about faith. Jesus is unchangeable in his faithfulness.You are cherry-picking and adding your own meaning to the verses. Read the previous verse and your error becomes obvious.
Planks and Nails, I wish there was a "like" button for comments.
Norine: you keep telling us to look at the word of God but you faith seems to be based more on the presence of "miracles" than an actual belief in what his Word says
P&N: WORD! Can u chg it? Mal 3:6 "For I the Lord DO NOT CHANGE; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed." DID HE LIE?
Kris: Did He LIE in Gal 5:17? You LIMIT His POWER!
I am glad that I am so powerful to hinder the might of an omnipotent God.
Mal 3:6 is saying that God performs his promises, and effectually disposes of the allegation in 2:17 that He put no difference between the evil and the good. The great principles of right and wrong never change; they are as everlasting.
Kris: If u don't believe & have faith, U limit Him which STOPS the flow of HIS POWER then wonder why "nothing fm GOD?"
P&N: U know GOD doesn't chg! IF IT IS WRITTEN, TI'S SO no matter what "context!" U blaspheme calling Holy Spirit a LIAR!
The Bible makes it clear that those who twist Scripture have a spirit of error, and should be shunned as troublemakers. (1John 4:1, Romans 16:17). I leave you to your delusion.
P&N: And u to "yours" denying WORD (blaspheming)! If 1 denies the POWER of the HOLY SPIRIT and says "a believer," you LIE!
GOD IS "THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY & FOREVER" & "YOU" can't chg FOR IT IS WRITTEN (READ WORD)!
Now whose "del
No, It does not say "God" but it says that JESUS CHRIST is the same yesterday and today and forever.(Heb 13:8)The previous verse gives the context, which is in his faithfulness. Is English your first language? I will no longer engage a babbling fool.
P&N: How could Jesus Christ exist "yesterday" if not GOD" when JESUS SAID "I AM ALPHA & OMEGA, FIRST & LAST & IF SO, "WHERE WAS GOD" IF NOT GOD? Because "ONE SPIRIT" not 2 r 3 persons (HE has MANY GLORIES or "personalities") as u've b
Oz: "Otherwise they can't fill the real existential void." And if not "rightly dividing" HIS WORD, His Power won't be realized & 1 moves on or back to sin!
Pete: YES! When an "unbeliever" who does not KNOW HOW TO EXERCISE "FAITH" for FULL revelation of Holy Spirit's POWER! Sheep never taught to do this & therefore, "unbelievers" can't "see" evidence of POWER "carnally!" Could be doing "miracles!"
"Faith"? Only stupid people follow something blindly
Pete: GOD said there would be "wise" people such as you! Read Rm 1:21-32!