Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by Abner, Jul 21, 2017.
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It is terrible but 'alt-right' is a catch-all fabrication.
Writing the following is a copout:
- "alt-right claims" or
- "CNN said"
Actually, a specific person allegedly made such a claim. Who allegedly said it? Nonetheless, it is reminiscent of when you wrote the following:
Abner's comment: "As a Christian, I see Trump is incapable of asking for forgiveness. So he is not a true Christian, even if he claims to be a Christian." Source
Notably, you didn't denounce people saying these things. They you turned around and attacked Abner who did. Why's that? Tribal loyalty perhaps?
Trump certainly seems incapable of asking for forgiveness; he even said that he does not feel the need to ask God for forgiveness. It sure seems like a serious problem with pride to me. Can you call a person like that a true Christian?
That is hoky and new-agey attitude to the Great Mystery. Orthodox (both small and big O) view is that repentance is precondition for partaking the Eucharist; otherwise you partake for condemnation. Someone needs to tell him that. Who would he listen to though?
Needless to say, calling Lord's Body "my little cracker" is offensive. You don't have to believe in Real Presence to have some respect, and most Christians do. He sounds like Christopher Hitchens (late author who was a staunch Atheist) here.
Stanislav, who said it? Please provide names. Names please!!!
"Attacked"? LOL OMG
Where is the weapon that was used in this alleged attack? LOL
Stanislav, please at least provide quotes of the alleged "attack" (and links to the alleged "attack" would be appropriate too).
Stanislav, Trump said that if he errs, he tries to correct or remedy the error. Asking for forgiveness is one thing, but reaching out to remedy the error [in this life] is an even higher spiritual escalation.
Stanislav, can you determine who is going to heaven or hell? Furthermore, is it your place to do so?
Stanislav, most Evangelical Protestants don't even know what the word "Eucharist" means. Trump is a Protestant. Nonetheless, providing remedy for wrongful or sinful actions -- to make things right -- is a step towards holiness.
Stanislav, the Holy Spirit is working on President Donald J. Trump, just as He is working on everyone who reads in this forum. Some people are saved at a young age, while others are saved at deathbed confessions. Most of God's people are saved somewhere in the middle. Either way, mortal men are not equipped to judge the eternal salvation of other mortal men -- unless it is divinely revealed to them by the Holy Spirit.
Stanislav, the Lord places various voices (people) in the lives of His sheep -- and His sheep hear His voice (John 10:27-29). As an example, this writer is a former athiest, but this writer heard His voice. Salvation is open to all mortal men -- up until their last breath.
Stanislav, God will judge His people based on the level of light that they received -- and their level of understanding of it (1 Cor. 13:9-12).
Say what? Correcting your behaviour is even higher than asking God for forgiveness? That's... I wanted to say "Pelagianism", but that didn't teach about "higher spiritual escalation". And you're a Theology student. Can I call this teaching "Meaganian heresy"?
Nope, but seeing someone in grave error and remaining silent, especially when that someone is a leaer and role model, doesn't do anyone any favors.
Yep - one step, no replacement for repentance. Actually, I don't know if a person who resents the idea of acting God for forgiveness can quite sincerely even know when he's done wrong and what needs to be remedied. Just for the reference point here - Trump claims to be a Presbyterian.
And here's what bothers me, me again. "Evangelical protestants" might not know the word "Eucharist", but you do. You know that this world ("thanksgiving") refers to the Lord's Supper, and that most Protestants practice it; you know that Presbyterians are taught to treat it with respect, believe in a form of Real Presence, and know of a concept of needing to repent in order to be in a "worthy state" to receive it. Yet, you lie by omission, playing down the Sacrament (ok, "ordinance"), in order to stand up for your leader, when your Great Commission and status as a student of Theology compels you to tell the truth. It appear as if Trump's image plays a role of a small "a" antichrist here (without him even doing anything other than speaking about the faith as any number of non-Christians would - I. e. by not even trying). Very disturbing. Very, very disturbing.
I really hope Lord will save every person. We really only know that Judas, Antichrist and the False Prophet are not saved - there is hope for everyone else. Yet, it's not right to use this truth to imply Hitler or Putin are "true Christians" - although the latter reportedly goes to Confession regularly (to Bishop Tikhon (Shevkunov)).
Stanislav, in Matthew 21:28-32, one son gave lip service while the other son actually performed his father's will. Which son will receive his father's praise?
Stanislav, you have not warned President Trump to his face. Instead, you gossip to others on the internet about "grave spiritual faults" that you publicly claim he has. Stanislav, based upon 1 Timothy 2:1-2, please consider praying for President Trump, instead of publicly condemning his spiritual status.
Are you using the Bible on me to teach justification by the works? Srsly?
I have enough people to pray for, thanks (although "and have mercy on all the people" certainly includes Trump). But have no fear: he is prayed for by many people, not to mention multiple congregations of multiple denominations praying for him for the sole reason that he's the Head of State. Unfortunately, for me that's Queen Elisabeth.
And, oh, publicly discussing public people is not "gossip". Not to mention, I'm not the only one saying that, at least from behaviour, he's no Christian. Andrew Sullivan: The Pope and the Pagan
Stanislav, Presbyterianism was founded on John Calvin's teachings. He wanted to maintain weekly communion (Eucharist). However, most Presbyterian and Evangelical Churches currently only practice communion quarterly (or about four times annually).
Presbyterianism recently split (yet again) into Presbyterian USA (liberal) and Presbyterian PCA (conservative). President Trump is a member of the Presbyterian USA (liberal).
Several polls indicate that most Protestants do not believe in the Real Presence of Christ in Communion (Eucharist). Instead, they believe communion is only a symbol. Ironically, one poll of Catholics indicated that 33 percent do not believe in a Real Presence. As a result, it may lead to less respect for it.
The Lord is merciful. One does not need to be a theologian to enter the kingdom of heaven. The thief on the cross and the original disciples are proof of that. Heaven begins in the heart and not the head.
Stanislav, who is teaching or implying that Adolf Hitler was a true Christian? Please provide their name.
We celebrate Eucharist weekly, although most adults partake a few times a year. So?
If I recall correctly, 80% of Russians identified as "Russian Orthodox Christians" in a poll, and in a same poll 50% said they believe in God. You don't call the difference "Christians", do you? Good Protestant will respect even the "symbol" of Lord's sacrifice, wouldn't he? Trump speaks as a random guy with vague "interest" in things spiritual, a place most of us in exUSSR were in late 80s - early 90ies. Nothing wrong with it, but I won't call this "being a Christian". Id did lead many people to Christianity though, so yeah. Maybe reading the Bible to appeal to Cruz voters will lead to Trump's conversion; I'd certainly hope it would. If he does not let his friend Vlad destroy the world before that.
(exaggeration; Putin is a mobster and his cohort loves material comforts too much to physically destroy the world. He can cause a lot of damage though; Ukrainian servicemen die every day despite of the "ceasefire").
Amen to that. Being a greedy "habitual fabulist" doesn't help though. Nevertheless (she persisted), the thief did make it - by showing humility and repentance - so there's hope for everyone.
God's sheep will be judged by their earthly works -- and their heavenly rewards are commensurately awarded. Check out Rev. 22:12. That's why Christians are also advised to store-up treasures for ourselves treasures in heaven (in our heavenly bank account), based on Matthew 6:19-21. Every good act that we perform here in this mortal life is banked in heaven and is not lost! The greatest heavenly rewards are those that were done in secret here on earth (Matt. 6:1-4).
Phony "German Christianity" certainly tried. Some neo-Nazi sects still try. There was a phony "true Orthodox" Russian "bishop" (iirc, "Amvrosiy (Sivers)", name and ordination fake) who even called him "St. Adolph". Strikingly, he compared Hitler to King Cyrus, just like certain Evangelicals do Trump. Of course, "Amvrosy von Sivers" is a neo-Nazi, while not all who believe in Trump/Cyrus "prophecy" are. A lot of crazies out there. Since Hitler committed suicide it's quite unlikely he managed to be saved, but who really knows? What he clearly wasn't is Christian.
Stanislav, you do not know what kinds of charitable works President Donald Trump has performed, particularly if he is practicing secret alms-giving. Only the Lord knows the identities of His secret alms-givers.
Can one be saved by alms-giving alone?
Also, you never expressed your opinion on "alt-right" online trolls saying John McCain's cancer is "God's justice". ?
Stanislav, alms-giving without Christ is insufficient for salvation.
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