Sola Scriptura (55)

bible-page.jpg For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.

Romans 8:3-9

5 thoughts on “Sola Scriptura (55)

  1. Marcus,

    The simple answer is that we do not believe in any kind of “religions.” When a person willfully ignores the stated decrees of God and mixes it with tradition and creeds, you end up with religion. This is man-centered.

    We prefer to use the term Biblical Christianity where the focus is ALL on the Lord Jesus Christ and what He fully accomplished on the cross of Calvary. It is through that finished work whereby we come by grace through faith alone recognizing our need for a Saviour and our own depravity and worthlessness before a holy and righteous God.

    If you are interested, you can go to the links on the right of the main page and read more of where we stand on the issue of the man-made religion known as Roman Catholicism.

    With kind regards,
    The Desert Pastor

  2. marcus says:

    I’m starting to go to church with my friend who is Catholic. That’s why I was asking. I always thought Catholic was like the main Christian religion.

  3. Dear Marcus,

    What you will see at your friend’s church bears little, if any, resemblance to true Christianity. The Romanists you meet will no doubt ignorantly, and probably innocently, give you an interpretation of scripture that is a perversion, created to try and force scripture to match their man-made traditions. The problem, my friend, is that God’s Word defines the church, not the other way around. Which is why, in contrast, true Christianity has no pope, no cardinals, no monks, no infant baptism, no idolatry, no special costumes, no obscure traditions, no limbo, no forced celibacy, no eating of Jesus’ real flesh and blood (see: transubstantiation), no rosary, no mass: the list could go on. The debates between the Romanists and Christians will persist; you will probably witness this online if you do a little digging. You will see the tide of this debate swing back and forth, waxing and waning on either side. What happens in the end, however, is that the Romanist is forced to turn to traditions of man, the church fathers, and the magisterium, rather then God’s Word, as his last stand.
    It seems that you are looking for something. You will find it in Jesus Christ. What is it? God. Truth. Freedom. Eternity. None of which can possibly be obtained through the false teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. Nothing resides in their embrace but an eternity separate from God. You and your friend should seek out the nearest Christian church. Open up the Word of God. Search through it. Keep asking questions. Salvation, my friend, is so utterly attainable right now. I’d drive down there right now and answer any question you have, if I could. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Or any of the people who contribute and administer to this fine website.

    Romans 10:9 – “That is 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.”

    This, Marcus, is what we call the Good News….!

    Brother Aaron

  4. Marcus,

    Contrary to what Rome will try to tell you, we do not need a group of men to tell us what the Bible says. I am confident that a man deserted on an island could read the Bible and know the way to salvation. Not by his own understanding, but by the work of the Holy Spirit (1st Corinthians 2:11-14).

    This was what Paul told Timothy–“from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (2nd Timothy 3:15). Notice, Paul did not say that the Scriptures, “plus a Magisterium and a college of cardinals” will make you wise unto salvation–but Scripture alone (The concept of “sola scriptura” which Rome says isn’t in the Bible. This passage also puts forth the concept of “sola fides”–we are saved by faith alone–which Rome says also isn’t in the Bible.).

    I would urge you (as would any of the admins here, and most of our readers) to avoid Rome and its human, man-made traditions, which they view as being more important than the Word of God.

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