Daily Archives: 16 Oct 2016

Sin: An Observation

Sin does as much damage to the body as it does to the soul.  Over time, the physical effects of sin take as great a toll as the spiritual affects.  That’s why God hates it so.

More Pentebabbleist Megachurch Nutbaggery

I thought this was in The Onion or the Babylon Bee… But it isn’t.  It’s in the Christian Post.  Because it’s real.

An Oregon church that instituted a ban on fat people as part of a slew of mandatory guidelines to be a part of the congregation’s worship team has come under fire online for the discriminating rule it says is necessary, in part, for the anointing to flow through team members.

Officials at the controversial church identified as the New Creation Church, in Hillsboro, Oregon, initially had the “Worship Team Guidelines” posted on their website but removed it after it began receiving unwanted attention. A copy of the guidelines, however, was made available elsewhere and it details the ban on “excessive weight” among worship team members along with a number of other typical holiness requirements common to Pentecostal churches, like evidence of speaking in other tongues.

“No Excessive weight. Weight is something that many people have to deal with. Make sure that you are taking care of your temple, exercising and eating properly,” the church warned.

The Christian Post reached out to the church on Thursday about the document and a frustrated church member responded: “Thank you for calling but we have no comment.”

It is made very clear in the document that while image is very important in this house of God, worship team members must also dress with moderation.

“We want the worship team to look the best they can! Remember that the way we look is of utmost importance. We are the first thing the congregation sees. People do judge by appearance. We never get a second chance to make that first impression. Please be sure that your style and clothing bring honor and glory to God, isn’t excessive and doesn’t draw unnecessary attention to yourself,” it said.

Despicable.  And deplorable.  This isn’t a Church.  It is a pentebabbleist cult.

News for the Barthians

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News For the Barthians

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Fact Check Your Books

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Here’s what Luther actually said-

As far as that goes, we are all consecrated priests through baptism, as St. Peter says in I Peter 2[:9], “You are a royal priesthood and a priestly realm.” (Martin Luther, Luther’s Works, Vol. 44: The Christian in Society I (ed. Jaroslav Jan Pelikan, Hilton C. Oswald, and Helmut T. Lehmann; vol. 44; Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1999), 127.)

So, yeah, your thesis is wrong, Brazos.  ‘We are ALL consecrated PRIESTS’ means we are all, as believers, Priests.  If that isn’t the priesthood of the believer, pray tell, what precisely is it?

Fun Facts From Church History: The Outbreak of Bolsec-ianism

At a general meeting, held October 16, 1551, the minister of Jussy, Jean de Saint André, in preaching from the words of St. John, (8:47,) “He that is of God heareth God’s words …,” took occasion to develop the doctrine of eternal election, declaring that “those who are not regenerated by the Spirit of God, continue in a state of rebellion even to the end, because obedience is a gift accorded only to the elect.”

He had scarcely finished speaking when one of the hearers rose up, and pronounced this doctrine false and impious, accompanying his discourse with coarse abuse of those who make God the author of sin, and exhorted the people to guard against this new doctrine as a detestable piece of folly. This man was the old Carmelite monk, Jerome Bolsec, a physician, preacher, and poet, who, wandering by turns in France and Italy, had retired to Geneva some months previously, where he had already frequently attacked the doctrines of Calvin.

Unnoticed in the crowd, the Reformer, whom Bolsec had thought absent, immediately rose up, and by a succession of testimonies borrowed from the writing of Augustine, eloquently refuted his adversary.

Arrested on account of the temerity of his language, and interrogated by the magistrate, Jerome refused to retract, and was thrown into prison. The case was brought before the Council, where he boldly maintained his opinion, adding, besides, that many of the Swiss ministers shared in his sentiments.

Before pronouncing a judgment, which the ministers of Geneva earnestly desired, the magistrates wrote concerning the subject to three reformed towns, namely, Zurich, Berne, and Bâle, furnishing them with a list of the errors of Bolsec, and asking their advice as to how they should treat him.*

The proceedings of the trial have been published in two very excellent volumes.  Whatever you think of Bolsec’s ridiculous views, his willingness to spew them in Geneva shows him to be quite insane.

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*Jules Bonnet, Letters of John Calvin

Civics 101

American voters do not elect the President directly.  They vote for members of the Electoral College.  Those members of the electoral college vote on the President.  Popular voting numbers are meaningless.  Al Gore won the popular vote but George Bush was selected by the electoral college and he became President.  It’s Civics 101.

You can vote for whomsoever you wish and the Electoral College will select whomsoever it wishes.  It’s just that simple.  Thanks, Founding Fathers, for ensuring the power of the Oligarchy no matter what the populace wants.

Woe to You, America

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isa. 5:20)

‘Evangelicals’ Have Lost all Sense of Morality

How is it that Evangelicals- even 1 of them- actually believe that Trump is a moral person?  He’s a serial adulterer, profane, perverted, owns casinos, can’t be faithful to his spouse, multiply married, and more.  So how is he considered moral?

What’s wrong with you people?  The non believers and everyone else have more understanding of morals than you do.

What’s wrong with you?  You’re as depraved as Trump is.

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