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  1. The Bible says you are dead in your trespasses and sins. "23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; " Romans 3:23 You need to read the Bible and ask God to change you and make you a new creature in Christ.
  2. You have a serious spiritual problem and unless you repent you will face a dark future. "27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: " Hebrews 9:27 The Bible says you are dead in your trespasses and sins. You need to read the Bible and ask God into your heart to change you. You need to become a new creature in Christ Jesus.
  3. That's because you don't accept what God says in the Bible. You need to study the Bible and ask God to change you and make you a new person in Christ.
  4. That is tragic. All I can tell you is God considers human life as sacred and forbids killing. You can choose to believe that or not. If you think you know more than God, that is a problem.
  5. You don't have to believe me. Study the Bible. quote Titus 3:5 - Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Ephesians 2:8-9 - For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: (Read More...) Romans 10:9 - That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Ephesians 2:8 - For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Matthew 7:21 - Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. John 14:6 - Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Acts 4:12 - Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. John 6:44 - No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. John 15:1-27 - I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. (Read More...) Acts 16:30-33 - And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? (Read More...) Psalms 3:8 - Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah. Psalms 37:39 - But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble. Psalms 62:1 - (To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.) Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. Acts 28:28 - Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it. Romans 6:14 - For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. John 3:16-18 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (Read More...) Psalms 60:5 - That thy beloved may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me. Galatians 2:21 - I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. John 3:17-21 - For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (Read More...) Acts 2:1-47 - And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. (Read More...) Acts 2:36-41 - Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. (Read More...) unquote BIBLE VERSES ABOUT SALVATION (kingjamesbibleonline.org) quote The belief that baptism is necessary for salvation is also known as "baptismal regeneration." It is our contention that baptism is an important step of obedience for a Christian, but we adamantly reject baptism as being required for salvation. We strongly believe that each and every Christian should be water baptized by immersion. Baptism illustrates a believer’s identification with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. Romans 6:3-4 declares, “Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” The action of being immersed in the water illustrates dying and being buried with Christ. The action of coming out of the water pictures Christ’s resurrection. Requiring anything in addition to faith in Jesus Christ for salvation is a works-based salvation. To add anything to the gospel is to say that Jesus’ death on the cross was not sufficient to purchase our salvation. To say that baptism is necessary for salvation is to say we must add our own good works and obedience to Christ’s death in order to make it sufficient for salvation. Jesus’ death alone paid for our sins (Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus’ payment for our sins is appropriated to our “account” by faith alone (John 3:16; Acts 16:31; Ephesians 2:8-9). Therefore, baptism is an important step of obedience after salvation but cannot be a requirement for salvation. Yes, there are some verses that seem to indicate baptism as a requirement for salvation. However, since the Bible so clearly tells us that salvation is received by faith alone (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5), there must be a different interpretation of those verses. Scripture does not contradict Scripture. In Bible times, a person who converted from one religion to another was often baptized to identify conversion. Baptism was the means of making a decision public. Those who refused to be baptized were saying they did not truly believe. So, in the minds of the apostles and early disciples, the idea of an un-baptized believer was unheard of. When a person claimed to believe in Christ, yet was ashamed to proclaim his faith in public, it indicated that he did not have true faith. If baptism is necessary for salvation, why would Paul have said, “I am thankful that I did not baptize any of you except Crispus and Gaius” (1 Corinthians 1:14)? Why would he have said, “For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with words of human wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power” (1 Corinthians 1:17)? Granted, in this passage Paul is arguing against the divisions that plagued the Corinthian church. However, how could Paul possibly say, “I am thankful that I did not baptize…” or “For Christ did not send me to baptize…” if baptism were necessary for salvation? If baptism is necessary for salvation, Paul would literally be saying, “I am thankful that you were not saved…” and “For Christ did not send me to save…” That would be an unbelievably ridiculous statement for Paul to make. Further, when Paul gives a detailed outline of what he considers the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-8), why does he neglect to mention baptism? If baptism is a requirement for salvation, how could any presentation of the gospel lack a mention of baptism? unquote Is baptism necessary for salvation? | GotQuestions.org There are many many verses that say salvation is by faith alone in Christ. So if you believe that baptism is absolutely necessary, how do you explain the fact Jesus told the thief on the cross near him that he would be in paradise today? He could not have been baptized.
  6. Use logic kiddo. If you can be treated by what's available, that is the route to go. You don't willingly choose to die.
  7. There is nothing wrong with taking medical aid or prolong life. I never said God intended for you to die asap.
  8. NO. You just admitted you don't know how to understand the Bible or care for that matter. If you interpret one verse in a way that contradicts the many other verses in the Bible, you need to question your interpretation. You can't interpret one verse one way and ignore the rest of the Bible. You listen to the inventions of men rather than the Bible it appears. Catechisms are obvious inventions of men. They are not supported by the Bible. But then, what can we expect from the RCC which places "tradition" or the ideas of men of equal authority with the Bible. The result is all the false teachings of Rome that completely contradict the Bible. I have not met a strip mall pastor, but I could probably find lots of regular pastors who would have a far better understanding of the Bible. You don't even accept the Bible as an authority so what can we say.
  9. Die naturally is not MAID. If nature takes its course, that is not the same as choosing medically-assisted death, which is killing. You can just allow God to take you when your time comes. There is no right to choose to be killed. That is against God's will in the Bible.
  10. You are playing word games constantly. Nobody is forced to receive palliative care against their will. They can choose to die naturally. That is not the same as murder.
  11. The healthcare system doesn't "keep a terminally ill patient in pain". They provide end of life care including pharmaceutical care. You are making up false scenarios to try to boost your argument.
  12. A man by the name of Law in Canada is possibly being charged for sending suicide drugs to people in the mail. What is the difference between this and medical assistance in dying? Seems much the same. His name is ironic since it by law that we have MAID now.
  13. It's not my job to end other people's lives. Only God has the right to do that. What gives you right to end other people's lives?
  14. So you think humans can play God? Isn't that what the Nazis thought they could do? The healthcare system doesn't "keep a terminally ill patient in pain". They provide medical and pharmaceutical care. You are making up false scenarios to try to boost your argument.
  15. There are over 100 verses that say salvation is by faith or grace through faith. You misinterpret the above verse. It is not saying the water baptism saves one. Baptism is symbolic of being born again by the Holy Spirit when one comes to faith. It is not some magical action by a priest sprinkling some water on a baby and pronouncing some words. "5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. " John 3:3 It is not saying the water saves a person. The emphasis is on the Spirit. As many verses say salvation is by grace through faith. The sacrament of baptism does not save anyone. It is symbolic of one who is saved by Jesus Christ. You can't just take one verse that on the surface seems to say water baptism saves a person if that interpretation is contrary to the rest of the Bible which say in countless places salvation is by faith. Scripture must be interpreted and understood in the light of other parts of the Bible. Cherry picking one verse when countless other verses make it clear is not the way to interpret it. The Bible is clear in countless verses salvation is by grace through faith. See how Abraham was justified before God. Paul uses him as an example. This is another case where the RCC uses sacraments to supposedly administer salvation. It gives immense power to the RCC. The RC Catechism describes all these sacraments and how the church supposedly has all this immense power over the people. No sacraments or church can save a person. Salvation is only by grace through faith. That is what justifies a person. In order to be justified one must come to Christ by faith alone in his finished work on the cross. That is all explained in Romans ch3, 4, 5 and Galatians. If you are adding works to try to be justified you are under a curse according to Galatians. Or if you are adding the sacrament of baptism to receive salvation, you are adding something other than grace through faith. That is contrary to what the Apostle Paul taught in Romans, Galatians, and Ephesians. Justification is only by grace through faith. I quoted from the Vatican's catechism where it says clearly the sacraments administer salvation. That is a lie. It is the biggest deception possible. Totally contrary to the Bible.
  16. Changing the electoral system won't help. That is a smokescreen. We are 2.2 trillion dollars in debt. The system is broken. Looking to other countries won't help either. We are in a crisis. Homeless encampments, massive housing shortage, high food costs, failing medical system. What more do you need to know to see we are a broken country. What's Canada debt and where's the government spending money? | CTV News
  17. The country's whole system is so dysfunctional now I don't know if it can ever be fixed. Certainly not with the kind of liberal and left politicians we have now. It would take a miracle.
  18. The people demand everything and politicians try to appease them; spend, spend, spend. It is also why we now have massive government debt. "Adjusted for current inflation, Canada’s total provincial and federal debt increased from $1.1 trillion to $2.1 trillion between 2007-2008 and 2022-2023, according to a study by the right-wing think tank Fraser Institute." What's Canada debt and where's the government spending money? | CTV News Canada is indeed broken. That is because Canada is a heathen nation. It can only go downward. Most of the population are heathen or pagan. Sad but true.
  19. The is what the Catechism right from the Vatican says: "1129 The Church affirms that for believers the sacraments of the New Covenant are necessary for salvation.51 "Sacramental grace" is the grace of the Holy Spirit, given by Christ and proper to each sacrament. the Spirit heals and transforms those who receive him by conforming them to the Son of God. the fruit of the sacramental life is that the Spirit of adoption makes the faithful partakers in the divine nature52 by uniting them in a living union with the only Son, the Savior." Catechism of the Catholic Church - IntraText (vatican.va) Actually I don't think you are correct. The sacraments especially the Mass are taught as necessary for salvation. That is what the Catechism says above. The whole RC system is set up to put enormous power in the hands of the church, the priests, etc. through the sacraments. You have to admit this. This is a false system and spiritually deadly. This is totally contrary to what Jesus said in the Bible in countless places. That is why the Protestant Reformation was absolutely necessary. The Bible teaches salvation comes through a personal relationship between an individual and Jesus Christ. The countless verses in the gospel of John say that clearly. No where is it taught that one must have sacraments and the church to save a person.
  20. Do you want good, responsible government or just more social services, taxes, and a welfare state? A large portion of the population think of government as the nanny that should provide everything. That is why we have NDP and Liberals.
  21. Communion is a memorial service, not a recreated sacrifice Catholicism is recreating a sacrifice with the Eucharist, claiming it is the actual body and blood of Christ and offering it up in sacrifice in the Mass. This is completely contrary to Hebrews where it says Jesus sacrifice was a once for all sacrifice. It was never to be repeated. " 12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; 13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. 14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. " Hebrews l0:12-14
  22. Tragically, ignorance among many voters leads to disastrous governments. The idea that numbers of voters means you get a better government is simply not true. There is no evidence for that. It was apparently found that half of Canadians are Socialist minded. That is a ticking time bomb. Socialism is a proven failure in the world for a number of reasons. It doesn't take a high education to understand many people love government to promise everything to them. Somebody has to pay for it all. Socialism promises lots of goodies, a kind of welfare state. That is what the NDP is all about. But they don't tell you that it is the taxpayers that must pay for everything. They rob people to spread the wealth around. They end up destroying free enterprise and freedom in general is threatened by Socialism.
  23. Yes, I do because many people do not pay attention to politics. So when politicians like Trudeau and Singh promises goodies as was the case many times, the least politically knowledgeable people are easier to con. This is why they want everyone they can possibly get to vote. The Democrats in the U.S. use that strategy and allow mail-in voting which apparently gets more votes for Democrats. People that don't normally vote or pay attention to politics will generally vote for the party that makes the most Socialist promises.
  24. So you agree he is speaking figuratively in vs51. It seems they were shocked about Jesus saying he is the living bread and then shocked because anyone who eats this bread will live forever. They simply did not understand it and were shocked. That really does not prove anything other than they could not accept what Jesus was saying. Remember faith is a gift of God; by grace through faith. Nobody has faith unless or until God gives it to them. When he said "I will give my flesh for the life of the world", he was referring to the crucifixion. His sacrifice on the cross was giving his flesh and blood for an atonement for the sins of mankind. That is the whole reason he came to earth in the first place. He did not come to earth so anyone could physically eat his flesh and blood. That is cannibalism. " 25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; 26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. " Hebrews 9:25-28
  25. Do you think just making it easy for people who do not normally vote or know anything about politics will favour the Liberals and NDP who promise the world and don't believe in restraint spending?
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