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  1. Badjao33

    Would being Catholic keep one from being saved?

    While I disagree with aChristfollower's position. I just wanted to point out that keeping the law and being obedient to the Torah didn't mean that a person was perfect or had to live a sinless life, it only meant that they followed the law. When someone living under the law violated a law there was a sacrifice contained within the law to atone for that violation. These sacrifices for atonement can be found in the first seven chapters of Leviticus. So when someone broke a law and followed up by offering the proper sacrifice he was justified in keeping the law. The law was not impossible to keep and many were able to according to the scriptures. And said to them, “You have kept all that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, and have listened to my voice in all that I commanded you. (Joshua 22:2) Yet they did not listen to their judges, for they played the harlot after other gods and bowed themselves down to them. They turned aside quickly from the way in which their fathers had walked in obeying the commandments of the Lord; they did not do as their fathers. (Judges 2:17) For he clung to the Lord; he did not depart from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the Lord had commanded Moses. (2 Kings 18:6) We know David was far from perfect, but he also found justification while living under the law. Nevertheless I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand, but I will make him ruler all the days of his life, for the sake of My servant David whom I chose, who observed My commandments and My statutes; (1 Kings 11:34) An individual prior to Christ and the cross was guilty of breaking the law until the they made a sacrifice, but after the sacrifice was made he was forgiven and the individual was seen as justified in the eyes of God for keeping the law and following its ordinances. Today however, and where aChristfollower is in error, we are justified by faith alone. It's each person’s responsibility to repent, or turn away from unbelief and rebellion against God and acknowledge their faith in Christ as Lord and Savior. Repentance from our sins comes by the help of the Holy Spirit in us. Sanctification is a progressive work by which the believer becomes more and more free from sin and more and more like Christ and is an ongoing process from the time of our salvation until our physical bodies die. This process is not of our own doing and is accomplished through the work of the Holy Spirit. "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me" (Galatians 2:20) Just as salvation does not depend on our works, neither does sanctification. Both are the work of God by His grace. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
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    Fatalities in shooting at pittsburg synagogue

    Prayers for all the families of the victims and those who have been injured. Apparently this took place during a baby naming ceremony and I can only imagine what the family is going through right now. I've looked at the suspects social media pages and he was definitely anti-semitic and a white supremacist. He's also anti-immigration as his last post just a couple of hours before the shooting mentioned HIAS which is a nonprofit that provides humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees and he said he can no longer sit by and let "his people" get slaughtered. There were a lot of disturbing posts he has made in the past. This is a sad day for the Jewish community and America.
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    new caravan of illegals from el salvador

    Reporters embedded with the caravan haven't reported any American flags being burned and since there is no video or photographs showing this to be found, and only stories of flag burnings being debunked, until evidence shows otherwise, I'm not going to accuse this group of doing that.
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    new caravan of illegals from el salvador

    I was able to find the source of the picture in this article and it's not members of the caravan who are burning the flag. This was from a protest in front of the US embassy in Honduras where they were not only protesting President Trump, but also their own leader for creating the problems that lead to the caravan. They don't hate America, they dislike the current president and his current policies. IN HONDURAS, A MARCH WAS HELD TO SUPPORT THE CARAVAN OF MIGRANTS. Citizens from all walks of life also walked to express their rejection of their government and against US President Donald Trump. The torches of protest were seen again in the Honduran capital. This time they expressed their rejection of Trump's xenophobia and the direct responsibility of Juan Orlando Hernández, in the exodus of Hondurans to the United States. The mobilization reached the outskirts of the US embassy in Tegucigalpa, where Hondurans burned the flag of that northern country and called for the expulsion of the diplomatic representative in Honduras. Despite the media siege imposed by the Honduran government, the population continues to support the migrant caravan and does not accept the official discourse. The Hondurans arrived near the American embassy, for considering Trump responsible for the migration of their fellow citizens, for having illegally Juan Orlando in power. https://es.news-front.info/2018/10/20/en-honduras-se-realizo-una-marcha-de-apoyo-a-la-caravana-de-migrantes/
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    new caravan of illegals from el salvador

    Source?
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    new caravan of illegals from el salvador

    This is true, but look at the responses Christians are giving not only in this thread, but also on social media. In this thread for example, not one person has suggested we pray for these people or have shown any concern for their safety and well being. Here in the Philippines they are in the middle of a drug war. Depending on who's reporting the numbers there have been between 12,000 and 20,000 killed in the past two years, many at the hands of the government including innocent women and children. If there wasn't thousands of miles of ocean between here and the US, you would see a lot of Filipino refugees showing up at the border. While they would be fleeing their country, it doesn't mean they don't love it. Patriotism is strong in this country just like anywhere else, and waving their country's flag doesn't mean their not fleeing persecution and danger. Another thing to consider is that most of this caravan will probably dissipate before it ever reaches the border. The one earlier in the year started out with 1,500 people and had dwindled to just 200 or 300 by the time it reached the US border. This one is much larger, but 1,500 people out of this group have already asked for asylum in Mexico and that number will increase as the days and weeks go by just as it did with the last caravan. A few hundred, or even a few thousand desperate people arriving at the US border is not a security crisis. We can easily screen, process, and absorb those people into our country if it's determined their claims are based on a genuine fear of returning to their country. We should pray for these people rather than fear them. For those who make it to the border, we should pray that our government will treat them fairly and accept them if they are in need of refuge.
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    new caravan of illegals from el salvador

    The US is legally obliged to consider the cases of asylum seekers. Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua have Temporary Protected Status status, so they can ask for asylum at a border crossing and they will be allowed into the country. The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country's nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. USCIS may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries), who are already in the United States. Eligible individuals without nationality who last resided in the designated country may also be granted TPS. The Secretary may designate a country for TPS due to the following temporary conditions in the country: Ongoing armed conflict (such as civil war) An environmental disaster (such as earthquake or hurricane), or an epidemic Other extraordinary and temporary conditions https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status Both US and International Law require that we let all asylum seekers into the country and give them a fair hearing to see if they qualify for temporary or permanent immigration status. The 1951 Refugee Convention and 1967 Protocol http://www.unhcr.org/uk/1951-refugee-convention.html Public Law 96-212 96th Congress Immigration and Nationality Act https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/STATUTE-94/pdf/STATUTE-94-Pg102.pdf What does the Bible say? Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed. (Proverbs 19:17) Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. (Psalm 82:3) Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him. (Proverbs 14:31) For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me (Matthew 25:35) Don't believe their plight is real? 'Men can do anything they want to women in Honduras': Inside one of the most dangerous places on Earth to be a woman https://abcnews.go.com/International/men-women-honduras-inside-dangerous-places-earth-woman/story?id=47135328 Welcome to Honduras, the most dangerous country on the planet https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centralamericaandthecaribbean/honduras/10454018/Welcome-to-Honduras-the-most-dangerous-country-on-the-planet.html
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    Suspicious Packages Sent to Politicians

    It appears the earlier reports of a suspicious package being sent to the White House were incorrect. Secret Service says no package sent to White House The U.S. Secret Service says media reports that it has intercepted a suspicious package bound for the White House "are incorrect." The law enforcement agency tasked with protecting the president and other dignitaries says it has intercepted two packages in Washington and New York. The packages were respectively addressed to the residences of former President Barack Obama in Washington and Hillary Clinton in Chappaqua, N.Y. The Secret Service says neither was at risk of receiving the packages. https://www.ky3.com/content/news/Secret-Service-says-no-package-sent-to-White-House-498425101.html
  9. Mindanao nuns warn of 'dangerous times' for missionaries October 23, 2018 Religious missionaries working in the southern Philippine region of Mindanao continue to live in "dangerous and dark times," in which justice is hard to come by, according to a group of Catholic nuns. In a statement, the Mindanao nuns organization said religious who are "actively living out the Gospel" are "living in fear of their lives and safety" due to alleged harassment from security forces. "The persecution of church people not only in Mindanao but in other parts of the country has now become systematic, especially for those working with the tribal people," the nuns said in a statement at the weekend. https://www.ucanews.com/news/mindanao-nuns-warn-of-dangerous-times-for-missionaries/83683 One year after Marawi’s liberation from IS, thousands of Christians still displaced October 19, 2018 On 23 May 2017, militants belonging to the Maute group, an affiliate of Islamic State, had taken over Marawi. In the subsequent five months of fighting between the militants and government forces, 40 per cent of the city was destroyed and 98 per cent of the population displaced. Militants entered homes and set buildings on fire, including a cathedral and a Protestant-run college. They also took over a dozen Christians hostage, including a Catholic priest, as Christians were a particular target for the extremists, according to Christian charity Open Doors International. According to Fr. Torres, around 75 Christian families live in temporary shelters around the city and the prelature is currently hosting over 35,000 Catholics. “Even if the extremists try to ‘clean’ Marawi of Christians, Marawi will always have a Christian population,” he said. https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/10/one-year-after-marawis-liberation-from-is-thousands-of-christians-still-displaced/
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    Books

    If I had to choose a single book outside of the Bible for a Christian to read it would be "The Saving Life of Christ" By Major Ian Thomas. This book gives a clear understanding of what it means to be "crucified with Christ" and that it's "no longer we who live but Christ lives in us" (Galatians 2:20) What I like about this book is how it uses Israel's exodus from Egypt and entry into Canaan to give the reader a clear understanding of the life God intends for us as believers to have. Any Christian who reads this book, whether they are a new believer or have been a believer for many years, will benefit from reading it.
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    I asked Jesus what must i do to go into heaven

    Believe what you want. I don't have to justify myself in your eyes, God knows my heart.
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    I asked Jesus what must i do to go into heaven

    The gospel that saves us today is the same "good news" that has existed since creation. Faith + 0 = Salvation This is the gospel. Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)(Acts 16:31) According to you. Not every believer has the same point of view and history shows that just about every theology that has ever existed has been considered heresy by the Church at one point or another. At least I'm willing to admit that I'm not perfect and don't have it all figured out. I would never call another believer a heretic because they view non salvation issue different than I do.
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    I asked Jesus what must i do to go into heaven

    You are clearly having a hard time understanding what I have been saying.
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    I asked Jesus what must i do to go into heaven

    The fact that churches today still teach a works salvation proves that there were two messages. Where would they get that idea from to begin with if there wasn't? And why is it so hard to believe that there wouldn't be a specific message sent to the Jews and another to the gentiles? After all, the Jews had always been held to a different standard than the rest of the world and were the only people that had a covenant with God. After spending most of two years of nothing but Bible reading and ministry after coming to Christ, taking the Bible at face value makes more sense to me. To believe the way I do nothing has to be added and no explanations as to why we would still be waiting on Christ's return 2,000 years later are needed. I can see and feel His presence around me and see His work being done in the world, so I believe His return was always meant to be spiritual. Repentance from unbelief is required for salvation and once we are born again the repentance from our sins continues. Only instead of us working on our own and trying to do it our self, it is Christ in us that makes it possible. I see nowhere in scripture that would lead me to believe that the Bible is the word of God. With respect to our salvation none of the above issues matter. It does matter how we believe though because it has a direct affect on how we view the world and our relationships with others. If we believe that the end is near and the world is getting worse as a result, then we are going to have a pessimistic attitude and not be able to live the life God want's us to live for Him in the here and now. We don't need to put our hope in future events, because our hope is found in Jesus Christ. Whether He returned in 70 AD or He doesn't return for another 2,000 years it matters not because we are in Christ today and our eternal life began the day we were saved.
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