Roman Catholic~Papal Rome~The Vatican~ the folks that have upsurpped the role of Christ as our *High Priest and King*.. those folks that put a barrier (like the Watchtower does) between God and mankind.
*Hebrews 3:1, 4:14, 6:20, and 8:1*
Catholic as a term for the "universal church" is not a term for which I am familiar. I would google it but it is late and I have several other comments I wish to make. I am sorry I used that term incorrectly.
You called me judgemental..... : (
As Cofty has often attempted to belittle me (on another forum) and to mark me with condecending terms, I will choose once again to not take offense as I am aware he is "no true scotsman" ( I would use sarcastic orange but on this forum I don't know how). I am not offended. the sarcasm is the "no true scotsman" jibe.
I have read Cofty's testimony of how he left the Borg and became a "Born Again Christian" for ten years then realized he was delusional then and rejected Christianity when his dear christian friend died in a farming accident and he questioned how a merciful God could take his friend and leave his friend's wife a widow etc.
When I probed him for insight regarding being born again of the Holy Spirit of God, his venomous responses made it crystal clear that he had not. I am not Cofty's judge but I am called to try the spirits to see if they are of God (1 john 4:1). So he is "no true Scotsman".. Cofty lives in Scotland.. it is a play on words/jibe regarding logical falicies ... I find it a wee bit humorous and sad...
Cofty, I prayed for you tonight, for God to farrow the soil of your heart to soften it to receive truth. My prayers for your healing must begin with your heart.
Band on the run,
I remember that song.. that dates me a bit eh?
Your post regarding your "dating relationship" with Jesus reminded me of a scripture, Matthew 10:33 "But whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my father who is in heaven" then as I read on in this thread, Sabastious has already referenced it. But another scripture comes to my rememberance. It is Romans 3:3..."What if some were unfaithful? Does their unfaithfulness nullify the faithfullness of God?".. Something to consider.
You remind me of a song... Casting Crowns "Voice of Truth"