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Pounding the Table about Abortion

Fabius Cunctator Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 5:58 AM
Was Martin Luther Depressed or Was He Fearful? (1/4) Answer: He was not depressed. He was fearful of going to Hell. Marvin Olasky says: “Depression over the centuries has often led to spiritual breakthrough, as God turns our wondering about what's wrong into a search for what's right. One example: Martin Luther, depressed about issues of salvation, broke through to an understanding of how the just shall live by faith.” My response: Olasky’s comment about depression is based on ignorance, and led Olasky to an illogical conclusion about Martin Luther.
JanelleH Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 9:07 AM
Wrong column.....get some sleep.
Fabius Cunctator Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 3:26 PM
RE: JanelleH 9:07 AM 09052012
RE: "Wrong column"?
Is abortion not a sin? Has anyone posted a more important comment than mine. Is not your eternal salvation the most important thing to you?
justsomeguy151 Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 4:31 PM
WOW, there are so many things wrong w/ the catholic religion its amazing you have the audacity to act like you have the moral higher ground here. The Bible makes no mention of popes, nuns, confessionals, indulgences, purgatory or mary as "the Queen of Heaven". I would bet you've never even seen a legit Bible( the KJV). the Bible doesn't use the words "Solo Scriptura" but does say that whoever alters His words will wish he'd never been born. The pope is blasphemously worshiped while Jesus was hated and murdered. The Vatican is considered its own country whereas Israel is constantly under attack or persecution from all sides. The Catholic church is the Who-re of Babylon. Jesus even called Mary "woman", NEVER mother because He knew that
justsomeguy151 Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 4:37 PM
in the future, religious charlatans would deceive a great multitude by telling them that its ok to pray to her, even tho she was a vessel, nothing more. Did you know the official stance of the Catholic Church is, if its written in the Bible and it conflicts w/ church doctrine TRUST THE CHURCH. WOW, so religious show business men know better than God???? The church also accepts, evilution, says aliens are "possibly our brothers", and actively protects child molesters/priests. They pray to graven images/idols/saints/Mary when God clearly says "Thou shalt have other gods before me". They have an image of Jesus dead on the cross when they KNOW He rose again. Do yrself and yr family a favor and come out of her before its too late.
apilgrim Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 6:58 PM
You are woefully uninformed about the Catholic Church and it's teachings. Would you consider looking into other sources than those who hate the church Christ established? "The Christ Connection" by Roy Abraham Varghese explains a great deal about this man's journey through studying the world's major religions. He was a prominent atheist who sought the truth. Seek and you shall find. Hate and , well, you know.
Fabius Cunctator Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 5:58 AM
Was Martin Luther Depressed or Was He Fearful? (2/4)
1) Olasky has no evidence that any type of depression, clinical or situational, was the cause of Luther’s, protests.
2) Luther was obsessed with a fear of going to Hell. Therefore, he falsely believed that merely trusting in the redemption of the human race obtained by the death of the Lord Jesus Christ that an individual would not lose his salvation.
3) This is why Protestants do not confess their sins to a priest; they falsely believe that their sins are forgiven beforehand by Christ’s death and that; therefore, they will not be condemned to Hell by continually committing sins.
Fabius Cunctator Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 5:59 AM
Was Martin Luther Depressed or Was He Fearful? (3/4)
This false and convenient belief has no basis in Scripture: Old or New Testament. Scripture says that God loves His saints and that sinners will not enter Heaven.
4) What Luther did not understand is that you cannot earn salvation but you can lose it by sinning. He falsely concluded that since you cannot earn salvation, confession of your sins is not necessary for salvation. His false belief is not based on Scripture. Luther’s theory of, “Sola Scriptura”, is also nowhere to be found in Scripture.
Fabius Cunctator Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 5:59 AM
Was Martin Luther Depressed or Was He Fearful? (4/4)
The question arises, how can you stop sinning and make sure that you will go to Heaven? You can stop sinning by living according to the will of the Lord Jesus Christ. Once your will is the same as the will of Jesus Christ, you cannot sin. Therefore, in order to get to Heaven, you must surrender your will to the will of Jesus Christ. This is the truth about the meaning of being a Christian that is rarely stated by clergy: Christians are not sinners because sinners will not enter Heaven and that if your will is the same as the will of Jesus, you cannot sin.
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