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9-5/6-2016 Gospel Saints

The Apostle Paul wrote: “To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours” (1 Corinthians 1:2 NKJV).  There were “saints” in the church of God in Corinth.  Paul had “testified to the Jews that Jesus is the Christ,” “And many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed, and were baptized” (Acts 18:5,8 NKJV).  “Saint” is short for “sanctified,” or set aside for spiritual purpose.  A “saint” calls on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.”  When Saul of Tarsus was told to “Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord” (Acts 22:16 NKJV), “he arose and was baptized” (Acts 9:18 NKJV).  There were “saints” before any Roman Catholic Church.             

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#church-of-god, #roman-catholic-church, #saint, #sanctified

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9-7-2016 Saints Serving The Poor

There was no Roman Catholic Church in existence when Paul wrote: “To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints” (Romans 1:7 NKJV). They were “distributing to the needs of the saints” (Romans 12:13 NKJV).  Paul was “going to Jerusalem to minister to the saints. For it pleased those from Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are in Jerusalem” (Romans 15:25-26 NKJV).  There is more than just serving the poor, however, for “though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing” (1 Corinthians 13:3 NKJV).   Serving without love “profits nothing.”  Corinthians “hearing, believed, and were baptized” (Acts 18:8 NKJV) and were “sanctified in Christ Jesus” (1 Corinthians 1:2 NKJV).

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#love, #poor, #roman-catholic-church, #saints

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9-5/6-2016 Gospel Saints

The Apostle Paul wrote: “To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours” (1 Corinthians 1:2 NKJV).  There were “saints” in the church of God in Corinth.  Paul had “testified to the Jews that Jesus is the Christ,” “And many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed, and were baptized” (Acts 18:5,8 NKJV).  “Saint” is short for “sanctified,” or set aside for spiritual purpose.  A “saint” calls on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.”  When Saul of Tarsus was told to “Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord” (Acts 22:16 NKJV), “he arose and was baptized” (Acts 9:18 NKJV).  There were “saints” before any Roman Catholic Church.             

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#roman-catholic-church, #saints

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9-7-2016 Saints Serving The Poor

There was no Roman Catholic Church in existence when Paul wrote: “To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints” (Romans 1:7 NKJV). They were “distributing to the needs of the saints” (Romans 12:13 NKJV).  Paul was “going to Jerusalem to minister to the saints. For it pleased those from Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are in Jerusalem” (Romans 15:25-26 NKJV).  There is more than just serving the poor, however, for “though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing” (1 Corinthians 13:3 NKJV).   Serving without love “profits nothing.”  Corinthians “hearing, believed, and were baptized” (Acts 18:8 NKJV) and were “sanctified in Christ Jesus” (1 Corinthians 1:2 NKJV).

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#roman-catholic-church, #saint

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2-10-2016 “Mardi Gras” And The Bible

Though Mardi Gras is not officially approved by the Roman Catholic Church, it is officially ignored! It is the Tuesday of sinful excesses before their official “Ash Wednesday” beginning their 40 penitential days of “Lent.” (1) None of this is taught in the New Testament of God’s Word; (2) Everyone who practices these things do so by the authority of the apostate Roman Catholic Church, not God; (3) Before conversion, Christians “once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others” (Ephesians 2:3 NKJV), but not afterward; (4) Paul preached to Jews and Gentiles “that they should repent, turn to God, and do works befitting repentance” (Acts 26:20 NKJV), but there was never a “season of repentance.”

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#mardi-gras, #roman-catholic-church, #season

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Please go back to the Words of…

Please go back to the “Words of Wisdom” for 6/23/2015. A Roman Catholic has replied, and I have replied to him.

#roman-catholic-church, #words-of-wisdom

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6-23-2015 Catholic Church Bails Out Again!

Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the head of the Roman Catholic Church. On June 18, 2015, he sent an encyclical to be read to Catholics endorsing a new world political authority” action based upon “Climate Change.” Is this another abandonment of true scientific facts for Catholic Church political gain? This Church, in 1633, persecuted the Italian astronomer and physicist Galileo with house arrest for the last 8 years of his life. In 1992 they admitted he had been right: the Earth DOES revolve around the sun! “Climate Change” is another unscientific idea being popularized for political power. After the Earth’s destruction by flood in Noah’s day, God decreed, “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease” (Genesis 8:22 NKJV). No “climate change” on God’s real world!

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#climate-change, #galileo, #political-power, #roman-catholic-church, #unscientific-idea