Maybe it is because we are like 2 ships passing through the night or maybe you are failing to see the state of the churches now in the latter days.Your statement indicates that further conversation with you is impossible.
Maybe it is because we are like 2 ships passing through the night or maybe you are failing to see the state of the churches now in the latter days.
I believe I understand your point of view and where you are coming from, but scripture is supposed to be your guide in proving all things with Him.
Since abiding in His words is how we follow Jesus, and if a church is not abiding in His words in following Jesus, isn't that churchianity ( your word & not mine )?
Jesus, isn't that churchianity ( your word & not mine )?
Looks that way.
Contentions presented, but you seem to have taken offense for it to be considered an argument.In the short time you posted to me, and only only in this thread, you displayed a spirit of contentious argumentation that makes communication impossible.
Because of their commitment which is not Biblical for how we are to serve Him. That was the contention that started it all.Specifically, you sought to argue with me about:
- Reformed Episcopal Seminary
You made the comment of Methodist and another body as closest model to the early church in the N.T. Right? You made that comment as if you had believed it. So other contentions were raised.
- Creating a false conflict between Scripture and church history
Only because of your alluding to the Synagogues for how those 2 were close models to supposedly in the N.T.
- The Law of Moses (vaguely defined by you)
Well, when I shared that there was no Christian worship in Jewish Synagogues back then that any account of disciples at the Synagogues, it was in outreach ministry as far as the Book of Acts goes. You seem to contend otherwise, albeit not clearly.
- Formal worship
- Outreach Ministry, also not defined
Now see? How are you contending with me for that to mean? Are you applying scripture to validate Methodist & that Angelican one as being connected by church history in that wise? Because if you are, any church can say that. Just referring me to a book isn't going to answer my contention. Share what you have learned for why you believe that since I have shared why I doubt it and with just cause too.
- The name Christian, first given in Antioch and recorded in Acts 11:26. T(his mixes Scripture and church history)
I am not sure how that topic was addressed or used by either side in this thread..
- You somehow linked circumcision and salvation, which I never did
That one .. you are correct. I apologized. Not sure where I had recollected that from or why I had thought you had mentioned it to a post to someone else in this thread but I do not see it now.
- Wrongly accused me of using "churchianity" in this thread
Well, it seems to me that you take pride in what you have learned and are sharing out of love for others, but this is about churches; not about our faith in Jesus Christ.All those combine in a very short space to indicate contentious intentions and an absence of any attempt to seek understanding. Because of that evidence, my continuing to post with you is not beneficial.
Kind of misquoted me there; makes me look like I took the Lord's name in vain, but I forgive you. Yes, I have apoligized and will again for asking if you were the one that used that word Churchianity... and I was wrong. Shall I point ut that it was a question? " isn't that churchianity ( your word & not mine )? Thank you for correcting me.This is bogus because I never mentioned that fake word in this particular thread. I abhor that word.
Good bye, brother.Good bye.
We should be distinguished by our faith in Jesus Christ for that; not by keeping any commitment. FYIFounded by the Reformed Episcopal Church in 1887, the Reformed Episcopal Seminary educates and trains Christians for lay and ordained ministries in the church of Jesus Christ. We are distinguished by our strong commitment to the inerrancy of God's Word, adherence to reformed theology and evangelical beliefs, worship and polity in the Anglican tradition, and an emphasis on pastoral ministry training.
Thank you for what you believe is reproof towards me, but by contending with me in order to give reproof, and by the scripture, is that not Biblical?Proverbs 26:
21 As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.