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Essential of a Believer

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The 5 points of the bottom line for the salvation to tell whether the church or preacher is pointing in the right direction.

1) “that if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved,” – Romans 10:9

2) “He who believes and is baptised will be saved. But he who does not believe will be condemned.” – Mark 16:16 (some says it is referring to the baptism of the Holy Spirit)

3) “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” – 1 John 4:1

4) “Blessed is the man who endures temptation, for when he is tried, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.” – James 1:12 (Be pure and holy, sanctification is the most important part of repentance)

5) “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Look, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tried, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.” – Revelation 2:10 (when under persecution)

Our repentance must consist of these 3 points:

1) “that if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved,” – Romans 10:9

2) “He who believes and is baptised will be saved. But he who does not believe will be condemned.” – Mark 16:16 (some says it is referring to the baptism of the Holy Spirit)

3) “Godly sorrow produces repentance that leads to salvation and brings no regret, but the sorrow of the world produces death.” – 2 Corinthians 7:10

Salvation (Regeneration + Repentance) = Justification (faith) + Sanctification

Repentance is a progressive (sanctification) process of a believer when he/she believe and confess Jesus is Lord, be baptised with water and the Holy Spirit, be regret and continue to be remorse for his/her sinful nature.

And believers must beware for these 5 circumstances, believers may risk being disqualified for their salvation.

1) Continual living in sin (Jude 5, 1 Corinthians 10:1-11, Hebrews 10:26-27)

2) Willful denial (2 Timothy 2:12, Hebrews 6: 4-8)

3) Failure to overcome deception (2 Thessalonians 2:9-10, 2 Timothy 3:12-13, 2 Peter 2:1, 1 Timothy 4:16, Matthew 24:10-13)

4) Presumptuous faith (Matthew 7: 20-23, Luke 18: 11-12, Revelation 3:15-17)

5) Failure to persevere (Hebrews 10:38-39, Matthew 24:9-13)

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What Exactly a Genuine Baptism of the Holy Spirit Look Like?

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REAL TALK with Paul Lacerna

First of all, I would like to tell the readers that Every Nation/Victory Church holds to the Pneumatological Position of Pentecostal-Charismatic Continuationism. We believe that the Power,Ministry and Gifts of the Holy Spirit does not cease since the beginning of the Church based on the Book of Acts. Now, let me give you an Exposition on what Exactly the Baptism of the Holy Spirit looks like.

The Scripture actually declares that Believers must test and weigh all things alleging to be from the Holy Spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:19-21;1 Corinthians 14:29) and it is very blatant in John 4:1 (NASB): “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” so what exactly does a Genuine Baptism of the Holy Spirit look like?

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The paradox of Calvinism

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I’m a two out of five points’ Calvinist. I only agree on “Total Depravity” and “Unconditional Election”, so I’m actually a two out of five points’ Calvinist. If not all Bible verses support the rest of the three points, I should not be total Calvinist at all.

It is a misconception of Calvinist when the word “respond” is mention, the work of man is referred to. The Bible does not tell us to dwell into the foreknowledge of God on predestination, or the elect, Calvinist likes to put very much of their attention on something which only when we meet Christ, all things to be reviewed to us. But what the Bible direct instructed us to respond to the Word of God, and to work out our salvation with fear and trembling.

Jesus is showing us how we should respond to God’s Word of truth in Luke 11:28.

Luke 11:28, “But He said, “Indeed, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it.”

Luke 11:14-16, “He was casting out a demon, and it was mute. When the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke, and the crowd marveled. But some of them said, “He casts out demons through Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.” Others, testing Him, asked Him for a sign from heaven.”

In Luke 11:14-16, people saw what Jesus did, but not all respond to the purpose of the miracle which what Jesus was expected. Some did not recognise Jesus who is from God, and some were just chasing for signs and wonder and had no intention to repent.
Humans response is an action that God is expected when we heard about the salvation. This is the God’s creation of free-will in mankind to respond to God’s calling as an evidence to be shown during the judgment day, and not something which the work of man should be referred to for obtaining God’s given grace. The action of humans response by the God created free-will does not come to conflict with God’s sovereignty. All mankind with total depravity is unable to prepare the salvation for themselves, and only God to provide and all mankind ought to answer the calling, but due to the foreknowledge of God, He actually knows the outcome before the judgment day, but for us, we have to wait until the verdict to be declared on the judgment day, and that is the time we to know all things.

Well, the result of evangelism and mission work will reflect on the correctness of teaching of those churches or denominations.

Hosea 4:6, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will reject you from being My priest. And because you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.”

You will see some churches are getting smaller, and some churches are His priest to spearhead the spread of the gospel throughout the world as a testimony to all nations.
The Bible did not say we have to believe in the Calvinist doctrine in order to be saved and to obtain the ultimate efficiency for evangelism which compares to other non-Calvinist churches or denomination.

I had learned that bullshit is speech intended to persuade (a.k.a. rhetoric), without regard for truth. The liar cares about the truth and attempts to hide it; the bullshitter doesn’t care if what they say is true or false, but rather only cares whether or not their listener is persuaded. Bullshit is actually the selective reporting of lies or the truth to suit the agenda of the one who does the bullshitting.

If Calvinist willing to spend the time to persuade other brethren in Christ for such lopsided teaching. Why not spend some time to reflect upon the hermeneutical gymnastics the Calvinist has involved?

2 Peter 2:1, “But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.”

Romans 5:15&18, “But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if through the trespass of one man many died, then how much more has the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. Therefore just as through the trespass of one man came condemnation for all men, so through the righteous act of One came justification of life for all men.”

1 Timothy 4:10, “For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.”

Ezekiel 18:32, “For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies, says the Lord God. Therefore, repent and live.”

1 John 2:2, “He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”

Acts 7:51, “You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you.”

Exodus 32:33, “Then the Lord said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book.”

Revelation 3:5, He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments. I will not blot his name out of the Book of Life, but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.

When the fall of Adam and Eve happened in the Garden of Eden, there are four points of reality came to this fallen world.

1) All humans abused their choice of freedom.
2) God is responsible for the fact of freedom; Humans are responsible for their acts of freedom.
3) God takes the responsibility to end our suffering, to become a man to suffer for us.
4) But it is the free choice of humans to accept the salvation which provided by God to us, to be presented as an evidence on the judgment day, and tally with God’s foreknowledge.

It is a paradox that God only die for the elect. But in reality, many are perished without responding to the gospel which what Jesus is expected, for all those who Jesus had already paid for their sin. To make a choice is what Jesus want, not by man’s work or effort, but actually, with God all things are possible.

Mark 10:17-27, “The Rich Man When He set out on His way, a man came running and knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good, except God alone. You know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.” He answered Him, “Teacher, all these have I observed from my youth.” Then Jesus, looking upon him, loved him and said to him, “You lack one thing: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. And come, take up the cross and follow Me.” He was saddened by that word, and he went away grieving. For he had many possessions. Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, “How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” The disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again, “Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” They were astonished beyond measure, saying among themselves, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus, looking at them, said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God. For with God all things are possible.”” Shouldn’t Jesus tell this young rich man that you are not elected? How could Jesus love him for he was not predestined to be saved?

Salvation (Regeneration + Repentance) = Justification (faith) + Sanctification

The purpose of the Bible is actually to instruct all believers to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling, and not to ponder about our own presumption of the final outcome of each believer on the judgment day which only Jesus himself known before that.

Due to lack of Godlike foreknowledge, all humans could only down to their own assumption on the aspect of predestination and the elect. The doctrine of Calvinism took it as the core belief rather than the direct instruction of working out our own salvation with fear and trembling.

1 Peter 1:2, “elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification by the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling with the blood of Jesus Christ:”

1 Timothy 6:12, Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

2 Timothy 4:7, I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith.

Our repentance is not a one-time event, but it is continual, just like the regeneration of a believer is experiencing during his/her lifetime. A true believer must not only have the initial justification but also to be shown the evidence of progressive sanctification in their whole life. Sanctification is our believer’s lifetime event, which it is the evidence of our repentance to be presented on the day of judgment. It is the verdict that counts! And it is our responsibility to work out our salvation and to keep the faith.

Such assumption from the Calvinism causes overemphasis on the justification, predestination, and the elect, which brings deduction on the aspect of sanctification. As the result, the heretical doctrine of Hyper-Grace or Hyper-Calvinism developed. Even another heretical doctrine of cessationism was formed, causes partial spiritual gifts instead of the totality of spiritual gifts which mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12-13 and Ephesians 4:1-16, to serve the believers especially on the aspect of sanctification.

It is a huge fatal flaw to be overemphasised on justification, elected, predestination, and neglect the teaching of watchfulness, perseverance, and overcoming.

There are 5 circumstances, believers may risk being disqualified for their salvation.
1) Continual living in sin (Jude 5, 1 Corinthians 10:1-11, Hebrews 10:26-27)
2) Willful denial (2 Timothy 2:12, Hebrews 6: 4-8)
3) Failure to overcome deception (2 Thessalonians 2:9-10, 2 Timothy 3:12-13, 2 Peter 2:1, 1 Timothy 4:16, Matthew 24:10b-13)
4) Presumptuous faith (Matthew 7: 20-23, Luke 18: 11-12, Revelation 3:15-17)
5) Failure to persevere (Hebrews 10:38-39, Matthew 24:9-13)

John 12:48, “He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him. The word I have spoken will judge him on the last day.”

Calvinism is a justification centric gospel base on assumptions (base on limited human’s knowledge of God’s foreknowledge) and deductions (on the totality of spiritual gifts). Such imperfect doctrine will weaken the effect of evangelism. This reflects on the congregation’s spiritual life and the result of mission work. Frankly, we don’t see much Calvinist or cessationist evangelical churches or denominations in an active role today, especially in some highly persecuted regions in the world like the Middle East, India, Africa, China, Indonesia, etc. This shows how the Calvinist or cessationist evangelical churches are comparatively weaker in evangelism than those non-Calvinists.

Hosea 4:6, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will reject you from being My priest. And because you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.”

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01/07/2018 at 11:21 am

Cessationism is heresy

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We should not cherry picking some spiritual gifts, and proclaim those who exercise some other spiritual gifts are not, from the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 4:11-13,
“He gave some to be apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers, for the equipping of the saints, for the work of service, and for the building up of the body of Christ, until we all come into the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, into a complete man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,”

There is a difference between the 12 Apostles ‘the sent one (apostello) ‘, and some very few people with the gift of apostleship ‘messengers (apostoloi)’. Today, a person with the gift of apostleship able to impartation by laying of hand, to bring the infill of the Holy Spirit in a much greater sense compares to evangelists or pastors. In most cases, a person with the gift of apostleship is also an evangelist, pastor and teacher who able to give prophetic words to individuals.

If prophecy has ceased, then Revelation 11:3-7 is a lie. If prophecy has ceased, the witnesses cannot prophesy. The power is not the prophesying,… the power is the ability “to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.” Prophesy means to foretell events, divine, speak under inspiration. If one is allowing the Spirit of God to guide him as he preaches the word of God, one is speaking under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, that’s prophesying. As long as we are still in need of perfection; as long as there is a need of proper ministry; as long as the body of believer’s in Christ Jesus needs edifying, there will be a need for prophecy.

Philippians 1:6,
“I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

Not that the apostolic and charismatic gifts (including speaking in tongues) ceased after the original 12 apostles passed away. However, several notable early church fathers—such as Justin Martyr (100-165), Irenaeus (115-202), Tertullian (160-220), and Origen (185-254)—recorded that the spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues, were still active in the church in their days, long after John had passed away around 100 AD.

The gift of tongues is a plural referring to both human known language and unknown new language at all time. 1 Corinthians 13:1, “If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I have become as sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.”

Peter proclaimed in Acts 2:39 that the gift of tongues is for everyone who is called by God: “The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.” Paul wrote in 1 Cor. 13:8-9 that when that which is perfect comes, tongues will cease. That is a reference to the Second Coming of Christ. The Bible teaches that no one is perfect except Jesus. When Christ returns, we will not need to speak in tongues to communicate with God because we will be with Him. But until then, the gift of tongues is available to any believer who desires it.

1 Corinthians 13:8-10,
“Love never fails. But if there are prophecies, they shall fail; if there are tongues, they shall cease; and if there is knowledge, it shall vanish. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect comes, then that which is imperfect shall pass away.”

Baptist pastor, Lehman Strauss explained well on the aspect of tongues in this article. https://bible.org/article/speaking-tongues
Further reading, Has the gift of speaking in tongues ceased in the 21st Century church? https://bible.org/question/question-has-gift-speaking-tongues-ceased-21st-century-church

I favourited this Baptist pastor Lehman Strauss because he is the first person I came across who mentions that the new languages (Mark 16:17) will still be new and will cease with knowledge when Jesus returns, there will never be an interpreter to interpret its verbal meaning, which I find it insightful. The tongues refer to both known languages and also to a new (unknown) languages, a sign to the unbeliever and also a prophecy for believer about healing and deliverance. Praying in tongues and prophecy are related. Healing and deliverance is a form of prophecy, says that illness, weakness or evil spirits will leave the person after the prayer supernaturally.

1 Corinthians 14:4,
“He who speaks in an unknown tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.”

The gift of tongues serves as a form of spiritual renewal, and even to be used for healing and deliverance. Since ‘speak in tongues’ might not be a language we know, but what does it interpret as? It is the interpretation of spiritual life for sanctification, the spiritual edification of a Christian. Those people who benefit from the ministry which leads by people been renewed and spiritually strengthen in such unique way are the interpreters.

Interpreters not interpreting the language, but to interpret the action. Because many testimonies of healing and deliverance which about leading people to Christ, often accomplish by praying in tongues. Those who benefited from the gift of tongues, repent of their sinful life and bondage, and to live as a God-fearing Christian. They are using their life to interpret they receive the gift of tongues to fight for spiritual warfare and continuing to receive the divine miracles. To interpret about the action during and the results aftermath, and not about the meaning of verbal. If no miracle (with repentance) happens after praying in tongues, then let him/her be silent.

How could evil spirits ever make those people leading ministry fruitfully benefiting the others spiritually, and praising God as well? Demons definitely won’t encourage you to get away from sin and bondage and to have any chance to get close to God, to serve the church and its people. Then it must be the Holy Spirit!

The Scriptures teach that “tongues will cease” (1 Corinthians 13:8) but that is not the same thing as saying that tongues have ceased. Paul is saying that both tongues and knowledge will cease when our Lord returns (not just when the canon of Scripture is complete). Further, we dare not ignore or deny Paul’s instruction, “. . . do forbid anyone from speaking in tongues” (1 Corinthians 14:39).

Mark 16:17,
“These signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages”

Since the Bible speaks to all mankind, it must be referring to a language which new to all mankind at all time. Hence, these new languages will never be understood by any mankind. The tongues that Bible is actually referring to an all-time unknown language which able us to drive out demons (healing and deliverance).

Charles Spurgeon was aware that gift of tongues and healing during his time which before the Azusa Street Revival. Although he comes from a cessationist background, he did not accuse those brethren who operating those gifts because he knows that those gifts had not ceased but it was just kept silence for a long time due to church corruption, formalism, and intellectualism. http://www.speak-in-tongues.com/2007/06/c-h-spurgeon-on-spiritual-gifts/

Tongues as a sign ain’t only for the Jews, Gentiles do receive the Holy Spirit too.

Acts 10:44-48,
‘While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all those who heard the word. All the believers of the circumcision who had come with Peter were astonished because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles. For they heard them speaking in other tongues and magnifying God. Then Peter continued, “Can anyone forbid water for baptising these, who have received the Holy Spirit as we have?” So he commanded them to be baptised in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to stay a few days.”’

Today, many Messianic Jews are charismatic and practice speaking in tongues. They believe that the Holy Spirit’s gift of healing also continues today.

1 Corinthians 13:8-12,
“Love never fails. But if there are prophecies, they shall fail; if there are tongues, they shall cease; and if there is knowledge, it shall vanish. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect comes, then that which is imperfect shall pass away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, and I thought as a child. But when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see as through a glass, dimly, but then, face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know, even as I also am known.”

The gifts are operational even today. They will only cease ‘when that which is perfect is come”… the Kingdom of Heaven… and also “but then face to face” referring to being in Heaven and seeing everything there face to face… not like now on earth where we only understand or view Heaven or the Kingdom of Heaven as seeing it “through a glass, darkly” So… the gifts will cease but not on earth… but in Heaven… for we will not need them in Heaven. Why prophecy in Heaven. Why heal the sick in Heaven.There are no sick in Heaven. Why have the gift of casting out demons… there are no evil spirits in Heaven. But here on earth we still need the gifts… because there are still the sick, the demon-possessed… etc. And here is more proof we should still be operating in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit even today if we are believers in Jesus Christ. The Bible is very direct to point out that the new tongues still be new and until the Christ second coming. Hence, no interpreter for this new tongues, it is a form of prophecy. A prophecy of healing and deliverance.

We still see miracles like apostles experience, because the purpose of miracles is about repentance. The evangelism effort with signs (healing and deliverance) involved bring repentance (justification + sanctification) to many is the evidence. Any personal formalism, intellectual or emotional bias on Scripture, twisting verses into own assumption is dangerous.

Preachers like John MacArthur believe the gifts have ceased because they themselves either don’t want to believe in them, or they themselves don’t operate in them and are too embarrassed to admit it or they haven’t fully and rationally thought out Mark 16:17-18 and also 1 Corinthians 12:8-12. Those scriptures clearly point to the gifts being operational on earth but will cease in the perfection of Heaven where we will not need them. Not surprise that cessationist preachers or denominations to accuse those continuationists in order to protect their interest.

Yes, devils are very deceptive. If false manifestations in churches which wrongly attributed to the Holy Spirit but are actually demonic manifestations. Many genuine Christians may believe that this is from God because initially they may feel loving feelings and be laughing and weeping for hours, but gradually they lose interest in reading the Bible and praying, instead of succumbing to sensuality and mindless meditation. Ultimately, the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) must be shown to prove the spirit from the person who received is from God.

If today’s tongues crowd is not motivated by the Holy Spirit and motivated by Satan. How could these people who have the gift, able to turn away from their sin for their sanctification? And those who benefit from healing and deliverance by such gift and accept Jesus Christ as their personal saviour, and willing to be rooted in the Scripture, to turn away from the sinful way of living, and to praise God for the salvation they received?

1 Corinthians 5:4-5,
“in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. When you are assembled, along with my spirit, in the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, deliver him to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that the spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord Jesus.”

It is a strange paradox that Satan is still the prince of the power of the air though he has been defeated at the cross. But Satan’s new role after the defeat at the cross – a tool which God uses for preserving those carnal believers’ spirit, to gain a greater sanctification for their continual repentance. This is one of the aspects of the spiritual edification from praying in tongues of the believers, for destroying those fleshly urges from a person’s carnal nature, such low tolerance or gratification of sin obstruct a believer’s sanctification, which put a believer’s repentance at risk for disqualification.

Hosea 4:6,
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will reject you from being My priest. And because you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.”

Today, the cessationist evangelical churches are comparatively weak in evangelism. Testimony which regards to healing and deliverance is too few. This reflects on the congregation’s spiritual life. The totality various gifts of the Holy Spirit not only suppose to break every bondage and hindrance of some which against believers to resist sin for their genuine continuous repentance till the end but also for an effective global evangelism till Christ return. Frankly, we don’t see much cessationist evangelical churches or denominations in an active role today, especially in some highly persecuted region in the world like the Middle East, India, Africa, China, Indonesia, etc.

Edward Irving and the Pentecostal Baptism

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The Old Landmark: Celebrating Apostolic Heritage

    Edward Irving was a controversial and often conflicted preacher. His important legacy is the recognition of the continuance of New Testament spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues. The Catholic Apostolic Church, the denomination founded by Irving in 1833, was the culmination of his theological evolution, transitioning from an ordained Calvinist in the Church of Scotland, to the pastor of a large group of England’s social and ruling elite to the leader of working-class revivalism.

     The fervent preacher was educated at Scotland’s Edinburgh University and pursued post-graduate studies in preparation for entry into the ministry, learning French and Italian and reading extensively 16th and 17th Century theology, which he mimicked in his early pulpit ministry. His clerical success in Scotland was limited, and he accepted an invitation in 1822 to become pastor of the 15-member Caledonian Chapel in Hatton Garden, London. The sermons that had been perceived as…

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6 Reasons Protestants and Roman Catholics Can Never Unite

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Purely Presbyterian

6 reasons protestants and roman catholics can never uniteMany Evangelicals today see the divisions among Christians, the many denominations, and the sometimes heated rhetoric between brothers, and rightly desire to see unity among Christians. Indeed, many modern Evangelicals even want to see unity between Protestant Christians and Roman Catholics.1 While such a desire may seem well-intentioned on the surface, we need to examine whether this is truly the unity that Christ commands His people to have.

Should Protestants and Roman Catholics unite? Is a desire for such unity Biblical? We will discuss 6 reasons why we believe it is not.

In Galatians 1, the Holy Ghost says through Paul,

I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven…

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When Deliverance fails

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– It is heartbreaking, or it should be, when we pray for someone’s deliverance, and we see it fail. – What went wrong? – We try and try again, and it still fails. Since there is n…

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