Born again Christians are Saints, As you say you don't believe it, You are saying you don't believe the Bible,[BUT I ALREADY KNEW THAT].
See Rom 1: 7. 1 Cor 1: 2. 2 Cor 1: 1. Eph 1: 1.
Need I go on??.
The Bible rests it's case, You lose. AGAIN.
It seems you are the one into giving heavy loads of porkers.
Rom 1:7 says you CALLED to be saints. It doesn't say that you are already a saint.
1 Cor 1:2 says the same thing again - CALLED TO BE saints.
2 Cor 1:1 - It seems Paul is referring only to the holy people in Corinth and Achaia
Eph 1:1 - Paul is clear, it is the holy people in Ephesus.
So it seems you have strung along verses that don't say what you want it to say. Yet Again.
There is no such Minister as a priest in the Bible's New testament Church.
It is you who doesn't want to know the truth, You know the Bible proves you wrong every time.
You can keep saying that till you turn blue and it won't make it true.
You have got, "Forgiveness" all wrong, We should forgive one another, But that isn't what Jesus is talking about in Jn 20: 23.
What He means is, We can tell a repentant person that their sins are rimited, And an un-repented sinner that they are still sinners.
Nowhere does the Bible say man has the authority to remit sins, Only God does that.
YOU REALLY REALLY DON'T KNOW THE BIBLE..DO YOU??.
No, it is you who doesn't know the Bible. You know why, becuase you twist it. This text is so clear and yet you go through so much exegetical gymnastics. Sad really.
Jesus IS talking to already believers in Matt 25..STOP TELLING LES.
He is showing what will happen to the good Christians and what will happen to the bad ones.
Nope. When he gave that address they were not all believers. Stop twisting the Word of God.
Read it again. And I mean try to understand it. Don't read it through your DrTruth coloured glasses. Allow the Word of God to speak freely. Don't force it to say what you want it to say.
PLEASE NOTE. 1 Pet 3: 20, It wasn't the watere that saved Noah.WAS IT??. NO..NO..The water would have killed them like it killed the rest of the people.
Then v21 says water is only a figure, A type of salvation.
PLEASE KEEP THE BIBLE IN IT'S RIGHT CONTEXT.
That is something that YOU should keep in mind. You have been busy twisting the Word of God.
So let us look at that text again.18For Christ also suffered* for sins once, the righteous for the sake of the unrighteous, that he might lead you to God. Put to death in the flesh, he was brought to life in the spirit.g
19In it he also went to preach to the spirits in prison,*
20who had once been disobedient while God patiently waited in the days of Noah during the building of the ark, in which a few persons, eight in all, were saved through water.
21This prefigured baptism, which saves you now. It is not a removal of dirt from the body but an appeal to God* for a clear conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,i 22who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers subject to him.j
Read that slowly.
Notice he speaks of Noah's ark and how they were saved through water. This saving via the water is WHAT prefigures baptism.
Then he says "baptism, which saves you now".
So therefore according to this text it is baptism that saves.
Also check out the Greek and you'll find out that water baptism doesn't save.
Yeah? where does it say that in the Greek? Or is this another of your porkies? It seems from what you have written you don't really know Greek. All that claim to know Greek is just show and there's nothing really there.
If you knew the TRUE catholic history instead of the pope's porkies, You will find that the catholic church wasn't formed by the devil until at least 300-600 years later.
Oh but I do know. You on the other hand probably do not know how YOUR church started. Or is it that you don't have one except the Church of Dr Truth?
And if the catholics were the true church and as they weren't here for the
first 300 -600years, What did God do before they came???.
Well, sorry but she was here from the beginning. The Catholic church was the one that started at Pentecost when the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles and the Blessed Mother and the other disciples.
But of course you would not know that becuase you do not know history.
Here we go AGAIN with that old catholic lie, Petros, Kepha and cephas, All mean,
"A small stone that is easily moved or shaken".
Didn't Peter prove it?? YES he did.
The Greek word for "Rock" is "Petra", Not Kepha.
And did I say the Greek word for Rock is Kepha? What did I say? That the Aramaic word for Rock is Kepha.
Seriously Dr Truth, you can't even read properly so how is anyone supposed to take what you write seriously.
You are trying to twist the truth...AGAIN.
PLEASE NOTE What Jesus didn't say.
"Thou art Peter and upon YOU I will build My Church" Jesus didn't say that..DID HE???. NO..NO..
"Thou art petros, [A small stone that is easily moved or shaken], And upon Petra, [A solid foundation]I will build My Church.
No Jesus did not say that either because Jesus spoke Aramaic and not Greek. What Jesus said was Simon barJonah, you are Rock and upon this rock I will build my church.
The Greek is only a translation.
This proves that Jesus didn't build His Church on Peter, That is just another of the pope's porkies.
Forget about the lies of Rock being Male and female, They are two different Greek words with two different meanings.
catholics have to tell lies, Because the truth proves them wrong.
That you do not even know that the Greek language is gendered proves that you are all bluster and nothing more. All you do is yada yada and strut around as if you know something and now you have been shown for what you are. This is where your pride and your anger got you.
So much for your false Greek leason.
That you think this is false really just shows that you are ignorant of Greek. Hilarious.
But let us take this slowly again and in more detail (though I have no hope that you will get this one either).
Jesus spoke Aramaic. But then again that's proabably one of those thing you do not know.
Jesus did not say Petros and Jesus did not say Petra. He spoke Aramaic. Get that so far?
So since He spoke Aramaic this is what Jesus said: So I say to you Simon BarJonah, You are Kepha and upon this kepha I will build my church.
Some say that the original text of Matthew is in Aramaic (Papias and Jerome have indicated this).
But let's suppose that that is in contention, and so we will just stick to how we received the Gospel and that Gospel is in Greek.
What the translator did was to translate the word Kepha - which is Rock in Aramaic. There are no other words for Rock in Aramaic. That is clear.
The Greek language as I have said before (which you so completely did not get even though it was so simple) is gendered same as Spanish, French and Italian. Things (Nouns) are either female or male. In this case rock is female and it is called petra. Still with me?
Now, how can they refer to Simon (who happens to be a man) as Petra. That would be so utterly ridiculus giving a man a female name. So what they did is change that to Petros which is the male Greek equivalent of Petra.
And here is another thing, by the time of Jesus - petros and petra both refer to rock. The distinction exists only in classical Greek and not in Koine Greek
. In Koine Greek the term for small stone or pebble is lithos
But how do we really know that Christ did speak Aramaic. Well for one thing, the Bible is full of it.
Secondly, Simon is referred to as Cephas. This again is a masculinization of Kepha.
So let us take a look at John 1 40:42Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus. 41He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah