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Explain James 5:19-20
  
Context?
This passage refers to healing the sick, not going to a Confessional.


Are Christians Gullible
  
Nicole
Though we may disagree, I know your intentions are good.

Religion is not all together bad. As a child I loved the stories about the people God loved in the Bible. In retrospect, I guess I wanted that type of relationship with God too. And I searched for it using religion to guide me. Never got very far in any of them.

I found that relationship outside of church, when I decided to seek God on my own, one last time. I know the Truth, because I live in the Grace of God every day. Didnt understand, at the time, why God chose me. But over the next few years, Gods Holy Spirit showed me why I was chosen.

In other words, I know the Truth when I hear it, because I received the Truth from the source.


Billy Graham Used By God
  
Melody
Just so you understand, since we have never really engaged in any CN dialogue before, I find 99% of Church doctrine unbelievably foolish. And I try to point the foolishness out, hoping to make folks feel so foolish they leave these doctrines, and learn from Gods Holy Spirit,......as God intended.

I searched for God, off and on for many years in church. And I found him in the last place I looked,...down on my knees. I wasnt looking for salvation, I didnt really know what I was looking for. In the months that followed, with no doctrinal interfere, I discovered the incredible Grace of God. And I love to guide folks to that pathway, so that they may discover for themselves, the treasure that I did. (Matthew 13:44)


Are Christians Gullible
  
Nicole
I stopped going to church a long time ago. I witness to those who God puts in my path, but dont waste my time arguing with the Bible.

The written word is a great source to find the Truth, but that is only, if you know where to look. It is a great practical application reference, a reference I have used successfully to turn the most stalwart atheists to God. Not by words, but by Gods action in their lives, when they follow the Truth.

Someday I pray, you will read and only follow what is taught in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, making that your foundation of Truth. And through Gods intervention, you will learn the Truth.


Are Christians Gullible
  
That's why the Catholic Church states everyone is a Priest, Prophet and King.-Nicole

Nicole
I honestly didnt know that. Can you confess your sins to anyone? Or do they need to be a member of the Catholic Church?


Are Christians Gullible
  
Nicole
Hebrews 7 tells us that Jesus is a Priest in the order of Melchizedek, not like the priesthood of Aaron.

The levite priesthood was comprised of Aarons descendants, so there were many priests. Melchizedek had no mother or father...and no descendants, therefore he was not a priesthood, he was the only priest.

The Priests in the Catholic Church, are they more like the Levite priesthood, or the one of Melchizedek?

There is your proof, but it is only irrefutable, if you accept it.


Billy Graham Used By God
  
Josef
Heres another one.
( 2 Peter 2)1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways, by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.


Are Christians Gullible
  
Even though your comment isn't true since the Catholic Church gave the Gospels of Christ to the world.---Nicole_Lacey on 9/3/18

Nicole
The Catholic Church does make this claim, and I have honestly given the Bible a thorough study and can not substantiate their claim.

If the Bible mentioned a priesthood or a pope in the New Testament, I would agree with their assertion, but it doesnt. What biblical proof can you show me, that proved to you, Jesus established a priesthood here on Earth?

If you like, I can show you irrefutable biblical proof, the Catholic Priesthood was not the one established by God, when Jesus ascended into heaven.


Billy Graham Used By God
  
Folks
Are we saved by Grace...or...
are we saved by Jesus Christ?
If Jesus Christ...alone...can save us, why did Paul teach it is by Grace we are saved?


Are Christians Gullible
  
But the Catholic Church DOESN'T believe Graham is in hell for sincerely following Jesus in his own conscience as you.---Nicole_Lacey

Nicole
I would agree if my teachings came from the Catholic Church, but I am held to the Gospel of Christ. I am not allowed to make it up to fit my doctrine.


Billy Graham Used By God
  
Melody
Many folks accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior at Billy Graham revivals.I just watched a video of a Billy Graham revival. Listen to his invitation to accept Jesus Christ at the end of his sermon. He told them they needed to do three things to be saved, and if they did these three things, they could be assured of their salvation.

I do not believe you can save yourself by doing these three things. Do you? Forget the rest of the sermon...though it was a good message. Just concentrate on the invitation and you can clearly see he taught salvation by Works...though he denied this, you can clearly see it in his invitation.


Are Christians Gullible
  
Nicole
Billy Graham...unknowingly...was a false teacher, like many teachers in the church. But when they die, then they will know the Truth.

Many false teachers deserve what God has in store for them. But men like Billy Graham, Adrian Rodgers and Charles Stanley earnestly believe in their false doctrines and have tried to live for Christ. They will suffer the same fate...and this truly saddens me. (Matthew 18:6)

They will learn the Truth, but only in death, when they go to hell. (Luke 16:19-26). Then they will wish they could come back too, but its too late for them. Sad...very Sad.


Are Christians Gullible
  
God warned us about following the teachings of men. Those who ignore this warning are easily deceived, which is why God gave the warning.

Pastors who teach these false doctrines do not intend to deceive, because they themselves were deceived, by the doctrines of men they trusted.

Take Billy Graham. He followed Dwight Moody. Graham was a good fellow, meant well and truly believed he taught the truth, but only in death has he realized, his salvation message was nothing but a lie.

Sad really, for I personally loved the guy.


How To Speak In Tongues
  
This is just ONE example of heresies embraced and proclaimed by tongues claimants---Cluny

My wife and I attended a church, some time back, and the pastor started speaking his gibberish. I felt an Evil presence during this event which caused us to leave. The feeling passed the moment I got of there. Was your experience as uncomfortable as mine?

The Holy Spirit is a Spirit which brings Joy. And it was obvious, this was not the work of Gods Holy Spirit. I would never, knowingly, ever attend a Pentecostal Church.


How To Speak In Tongues
  
The meaningless gibberish done by Pentecostals is NOT the Biblical gift of tongues.---Cluny on 8/29/18

I agree, but still confused as to your disagreement. Are you saying you dont believe the Day of Pentecost happened, because it only happened once? If so, whats the point in giving you another example if you wont accept the one I gave?

I dont believe the gibberish Ive heard spoken in churches, is from God. And I dont think the Tongues spoken on the Day of Pentecost sounded like gibberish.


How To Speak In Tongues
  
Give one example outside of Acts 2 where this happened---Cluny on 8/27/18

I have a brother who does missionary work during his summers, time he takes off from his business. He preaches to people who dont speak his language, and yet they hear him in their native tongue.

You claim to have heard folks speak in tongues...and yet you do not worship as a Pentecostal. Can you tell me why?


How To Speak In Tongues
  
What purpose does it serve to speak in tongues? Was it not used in the Bible to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, to those who spoke a different language than the teachers of the Gospel?

In the churches, who supposedly speak in tongues, doesnt everyone in attendance speak the same language as their teachers? So whats the point of their gibberish?

They use the Day of Pentecost as their example, but when you read about that day, you will discover many of those folks didnt speak the language of the Lords disciples. Thus the gift had a purpose.

If it doesnt serve Gods purpose, its there to serve Satans lies.


Are You A Faith Expert
  
Truth either brings conviction or anger. ---kathr4453 on 8/16/18

True,....if it is the Truth.
But just because you believe in something, that does not make it the Truth.

I do not believe in God because others believe in God. I believe in God, because God reveals himself to me. Our Truth about God, must comes from God, else we will never know the Truth.

I once thought I could show folks here on CN the Truth, by using the Bible, but discovered it to be a fruitless endeavor. The Lord called those wise, who do what he tells them to do, but the Church today, believes we are fools.


Are You A Faith Expert
  
Our own bias does cloud another person's faith.---Nicole_Lacey on 8/11/18

Nicole
Not just faith, but we are biased about everything we believe. Bias is a tool Satan can use to separate us, a tool which causes us to hate. Look at politics in America. It has caused a hatred in this country, the likes I have never seen. Religious beliefs are not much different.

Its very difficult, for most, to argue their point without getting emotionally involved. Even if you are right, and they are wrong...the mind becomes closed when the wall of hate goes up.

I do my best to keep it down, but I can not control what Satan puts into the hearts of those of whom I may disagree.



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