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Matthews: Jesus Preaches Mostly Compassion For Poor--Never About Hell

Timmy-the-Ute Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 4:53 PM
Are we Evangelicals to see other churches as witness fields as John MacArthur says in the sermon linked here? Well yes to an extent. My pastor gives a altar call every sunday. I guess he feels his own church is a witness field. We should always be ready to affirm the gospel to all. But I don't feel we a following the Great Commission if one of our primary goals is to empty all the Catholic churches. I want to see revival in the Catholic church, and I feel it could happen. I see worse false teaching in many Protestant churches than in the Catholic church. Thou I feel I try to be as Biblical as possible in my Christian walk, I don't say I belong to the true Christian church. I leave that to the Lord to sort out.
katepatate Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 6:21 PM
Do you believe Jesus died for your sins? Is He your Savior? Do you follow Him? Then you are part of the church no matter what denomination.
dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 6:45 PM

That is faulty reasoning, Katepatate; caused by false preaching coming from poor biblical interpretation.

"No matter what denomination?" You still are in the Church JESUS founded? Any denomination that actively opposes the Catholic Church is UNFAITHFUL, Kate. Jesus says "Not all who say to me "Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven."

He didn't intend to say heaven as the afterlife that way. The kingdom of HEAVEN is what Jesus repeatedly called His CHURCH in this world speaking in parables. See those passages.

He does NOT accept your denominations as the Church. They are unfaithful to His gospel, as Paul said in Galatians 1 :8-:9. Paul directly says ANATHEMA .
dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 6:54 PM

Jesus says "Not all who say to me "Lord, Lord, will enter my Church; when He says "the kingdom of heaven." So free-lance churches do not count as His church. Everyplace jesus says, "the kingdom of heaven," He speaks of the Catholic church only.

"Unless a man is born again of water and the spirit he will not enter the kingdom of heaven," He said in John 3. Jesus meant BAPTISM, bringing souls into His Catholic Church! Your ministers have missed the real meaning!

Rich D. Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 7:03 PM
Kate, don't fall for Dread's bigoted bullying. He is an unrepentant lost soul.
dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 8:20 PM

That's OK, Kate. You may disregard me. I'm unflappable; really.

Notice, however. Rich can't rebut what I tell you. He usually replies to me; the Catholic; with CRICKET SONG.
dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 8:25 PM

Tell me, Katepatate,

In which of my posts did I bully you? Or speak to you in anger? I think you're a very nice girl; and everybody should like and respect you. I truly believe God loves you very tenderly. And I'm hoping only to counsel you.

dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 5:27 PM

Dear Tim:

The pastor you cite is self-ordained, I'm afraid. He is likely a fine person, but he was not called. Nor does he hear the Holy Spirit.

You cannot have Christ's Holy Church if you have no priest. And those pastors aren't ordained priests. Not every single Catholic priest is a saint; I know. But he is apostolicly ordained for Christ's holy priesthood. He ain't just winging it, as born again ministers are. (Some are very nice people, I think. Mormons are nice people.)

But to the devil there is no man after his own heart like a false minister. They make his work much easier!

katepatate Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 6:23 PM
Christ is the head of the church. Not any priest, pastor, or preacher.

I assume that the majority of those who listened to this statement of ignorance took Matthews at his word. Let me correct him: No other person in the entire Bible spoke of "fire and brimstone" (Hell) more than Jesus Christ himself.

As for the "smells and bells" pomp of the Catholic Church, Matthews is right when he asks, "What does this have to do with Jesus? What does this have to do with Christianity?"

Answer: Nothing.

One more thing Chris: What "separates" Christianity from all other faiths is not "compassion," it is that Christians believe our...