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  • Underdogs seek late surge in 3-way GOP Senate race to take on vulnerable Alaska Dem

    08/19/2014 8:38:15 PM PDT · 4 of 6
    sasportas to Din Maker

    I voted for Joe Miller, hands down the most conservative of the three. Treadwell would have been my next choice, Sullivan is a RINO.

  • The Catholic Defender: Mary, Queen Of Heaven

    08/19/2014 3:55:52 PM PDT · 44 of 127
    sasportas to piusv

    You are so right, the scriptures are what separates us, those of us who hold the scriptures supreme, from the Papists who do not - who hold the Popes of Rome and its hierarchy, and its pagan superstitions, like Mariolatry, supreme.

  • The Catholic Defender: Mary, Queen Of Heaven

    08/19/2014 3:16:37 PM PDT · 42 of 127
    sasportas to piusv

    Judaism - false (they do not believe in Christ the Son of God)

    Islam - false (they do not believe in Christ the Son of God)

    Syncretized Christianity amd it’s Mary idolatry (the Papacy) - though they believe in Christ the Son of God, their Mariolatry, among their many other forms of syncretism, renders it a false religion, some would say a Mormonism.

    Biblical Christianity, which believes in Christ the Son of God, and refutes the forms of paganiam found in the RCC, in this case it’s Mariolatry

  • The Catholic Defender: Mary, Queen Of Heaven

    08/19/2014 1:53:46 PM PDT · 40 of 127
    sasportas to NKP_Vet

    Mary Queen of Heaven. It is because of such obvious in your face RCC sycretism (the blending of paganism with Christianity) that the other two monotheist religions, Judaism and Islam, see no credibility in Christian claims of truth.

    They see it for what it is: idolatry. The RCC is a fault. The Papists will answer to God at the judgment for causing millions to be lost, millions of Jews and Muslims to reject the gospel. Sadly, most Jews and Muslims think RCC when they think of Christianity.

  • Millennial Series: Part 9: Amillennial Eschatology

    08/19/2014 8:19:34 AM PDT · 32 of 254
    sasportas to wmfights
    I appears to me you must have left out the word "Dispensational" in this sentence:

    If you can find some articles that will compare and contrast pre-nicene Premillennialism with modern Dispensational Premillennialism I would be very interested in reading them.

  • Millennial Series: Part 9: Amillennial Eschatology

    08/18/2014 6:06:31 PM PDT · 17 of 254
    sasportas to redleghunter

    Thank you. Dispensationalists and amills argue as if they are the only two peas in the pod, after one side refutes the other side, they leave people with the conclusion that their view is the only alternative. Not so.

    If you are interested, here’s a link with a great mass of evidence from the Fathers, theologians who wrote on prophetic themes in the years immediately following the 1st century early church, and before the councils. Evidence as to which is the historic view (the Fathers were obviously premills, hence “Historic” Premill).

  • Millennial Series: Part 9: Amillennial Eschatology

    08/17/2014 12:49:24 PM PDT · 5 of 254
    sasportas to sasportas

    Correction, this sentence should say:

    The way this series reads, one would think that it is only Berkhof and the Amills who dispute the dispensational and pretrib scenario described:

  • Millennial Series: Part 9: Amillennial Eschatology

    08/17/2014 12:42:02 PM PDT · 4 of 254
    sasportas to wmfights
    The Millennial Series is an interesting read. However, as a Historic Premill (HP), it's non-mention of HP is irritating. The way this series reads, one would think that it is only the Amills who dispute the dispensational and pretrib scenario described by Berkhof:

    Why should there not be three or four resurrections instead of one? What is wrong with there being two peoples on earth? Why on the face of it should we dispute the distinction between the rapture and the second coming? The answer is simply that it contradicts amillennialism, but it does not contradict the Bible literally interpreted.

    HP's also believe there is only one first resurrection (Rev. 20) literally interpreted. One elect people of God, one second coming, literally interpreted. And we are premillennialists!

    I only bring this up to correct the misconception one would get from reading your series, that there is only two possible eschatological views in consideration, Dispensationalist Premill and Amill. There is a third view, Historic Premill, which is not represented.

  • The Age of the Universe The '6' Days of Creation

    08/12/2014 12:58:41 PM PDT · 59 of 60
    sasportas to sasportas

    Correction on this statement from my last post:

    “The Jewish Karaite man I conversed with would disagree, Karaite Judaism considers your extra-Biblical Talmud and Kabbalah an utter subversion of Biblical Judaism...”

    He did indeed view both Talmud and Kabbalah subversions of Biblical Judaism; he viewed Kabbalah, not the Talmud, a Jewish form of occultism, witchcraft - and an abomination.

  • The Age of the Universe The '6' Days of Creation

    08/12/2014 12:11:22 PM PDT · 57 of 60
    sasportas to Zionist Conspirator
    Seven hundred Kazillion varieties of Christianity, as opposed to Judaism which has no varieties? The Jewish Karaite man I conversed with would disagree, Karaite Judaism considers your extra-Biblical Talmud and Kabbalah an utter subversion of Biblical Judaism, he said it was occult mysticism, a witchcraft abomination. He brought this passage to my attention applying it to your "variety" of Judaism:

    Deut. 18

    9 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.

    10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.

    11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

    12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

  • The Age of the Universe The '6' Days of Creation

    08/12/2014 9:27:07 AM PDT · 49 of 60
    sasportas to Zionist Conspirator

    Which Torah are you talking about, the ten commandments alone, the 613 commandments, the Talmud, the Zohar and associated Kabbalist writings? Some Rabbis say the “Torah” should be broadened to include these other things.

    I think boogieman got it pegged, you guys will accept anything, even forbidden occultic philosophical beliefs, before you will the gospel.

  • Was the American Revolution sinful?

    08/05/2014 8:34:57 AM PDT · 30 of 65
    sasportas to Pharmboy

    It has been my observation that many American Christians seem to identify their nation with the kingdom of God taught in the New Testament. The good ol’ US of A, however, is just that, a secular nation, not the kingdom of God.

    The founders founded a secular nation, not a theocracy, not the kingdom of God. Neither were they devout Christians, as many seem to think, the main ones were Deists and Freemasons who believe there is a supreme being, but he is not the God of the Bible.

    Using these Biblical passages from Romans, therefore, to try to make the Deist founders sinners is silly.

  • Why I'm not a Libertarian

    08/04/2014 7:51:17 PM PDT · 50 of 153
    sasportas to chuckles

    Libertarians: first cousins to modern day Sodom and Gomorrah Democrats.

    The libertarian says “Gimme drugs, gimme same-sex marriage, gimme abortion, gimme privacy, gimme amoralism.”

    The libertarian will lie, call itself Republican to run for office, will lie and call itself Patriot to participate in the Tea Party.

  • The Daily Beast: On Border, A Huge Win for the Right

    08/04/2014 6:56:24 PM PDT · 2 of 17
    sasportas to 2ndDivisionVet

    “Far right winger.” Huh?

  • Crimea: March of the Tatars

    08/01/2014 5:15:28 PM PDT · 11 of 38
    sasportas to free_life

    Having watched the video, the Tartars appear to be Muslims. I’m no fan of Putin or the Russians, but no wonder they didn’t want them.

    If the Tartars are indeed predominantly Muslim, why is this being pushed on FR, a Christian website?

  • Jessa Duggar's Beau Ben Seewald Deletes Anti-Catholic Statements From Facebook After Backlash

    07/30/2014 5:42:23 AM PDT · 117 of 243
    sasportas to Old Yeller

    A picture is worth ten thousand words. The only people FR Catholics are fooling are themselves. The evidence is there for all to see. Thanks for posting this.

  • Pope Francis and the Evangelicals

    07/29/2014 4:30:26 PM PDT · 8 of 8
    sasportas to marshmallow
    There is also a new openness to Catholicism

    This article's "new openness" is but another Romanist ploy on this FR Roman Catholic religious forum. We Biblical Protestants see it as apostasy, not openness.

  • "How conservative Christian women came to claim “true” feminism" (Salon)

    07/29/2014 4:07:38 PM PDT · 2 of 9
    sasportas to Faith Presses On

    Consider the source (Solon)...and THEIR source (Marxist class warfare)

  • Hope and the Third Rome

    07/27/2014 4:59:37 AM PDT · 6 of 13
    sasportas to Carbonsteel

    The Italians and Germans once thought Mussolini and Hitler “beacons of hope” also. American Christians are being deceived by Putin’s “Christianity,” in my opinion. He is no champion of freedom of religion and human rights. Non-Russian Orthodox Christians have no place in Putin’s Russia.

    His kind of Christianity is more akin to the medieval totalitarian system of the Papacy, than to the kind of Christianity we have here in America (sad to say, the left has just about succeeded in bringing down faith here).

    Comparing Putin’s kind of Russian Christianity to America’s freedom of religion, is apples and oranges, two very different things.

  • 5 Things To Remember Before You Say, 'Screw It, I'm Done With America'

    07/20/2014 7:25:53 AM PDT · 49 of 94
    sasportas to Kaslin

    It seems common among evangelicals to think of America as if it were the nation of Israel. I don’t think so, the Old Testament nation of Israel was a theocracy, the founding fathers of America, most of them deist Freemasons, saw to it that this country would be a kind of hunanism and NOT a Christian version of Old Testament theocracy.

    The US of A is not the kingdom of God, though there are many in this country who are of that kingdom. Our hope is Christ and the gospel of the kingdom, Matt. 24:14.

  • The Subterranean Temple

    07/15/2014 10:26:48 AM PDT · 13 of 27
    sasportas to Phinneous

    You may not draw an obligation from this particular Talmud quote, but it is clear from Antelman’s book, and from Sholem’s writings which he drew from, that a particular line of Jews (Sabbatai, Frank, etc.), in anticipation of the Messiah like yourself, certainly did! How one interprets such Talmudic statements as this can have great consequences, whether his interpretation is correct or not is irrelevant.

    About me worrying. I am not in the least worrying about what you folks do to hasten the coming of your Messiah. I’ve “read the back of the book,” I know who wins in the end.

    My interest in Antelman and this hastening the coming of the Messiah business has to do with Bible prophecy.

  • The Subterranean Temple

    07/15/2014 9:36:20 AM PDT · 9 of 27
    sasportas to Phinneous

    Antelman made it clear where he stood on non-Orthodox Judaism. He says Reform Judaism, Haskala, and to a lesser extent, Conservative Judaism, do not keep the 613 commandments, make excuses to not do so because they live in modern society. It thus seems your kind of Chabad is not as strong as his.

    But this hasn’t got that much to do with my original post, i.e., your statement about hastening the coming of your Messiah. Just how are you folks doing this, since, according to the Talmud, the world has to be evil for him to come?

    By the way, Antelman did not invent all this about Sabbatai, Frank, etc., we’re talking historical events here, most of his book is based on the writings of the late professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Gershom Sholem. He documents the connecting of his “dots,” I find his documenting of them hard to refute.

  • The Subterranean Temple

    07/15/2014 8:35:53 AM PDT · 7 of 27
    sasportas to Phinneous

    Thanks for your reply. I was under the impression Rabbi Antelman would be well known among you (I speak of the Chabad), his book being written from the Chabad standpoint - opposed to all forms of liberal Judaism.

  • The Subterranean Temple

    07/15/2014 8:13:42 AM PDT · 3 of 27
    sasportas to Phinneous

    Re: your comment about the hastening of the coming of Messiah.

    Don’t you have a statement somewhere in your Talmud about, your Messiah cannot come until the world has become entirely good or entirely evil? And since the former is not going to happen (the world entirely good), the latter is what will bring your Messiah in (the world entirely evil). From the looks of things, your Messiah cannot be that far off!

    According to Rabbi Marvin Antelman, that effort to hasten the coming of your Messiah has been ongoing for sometime now - I refer to his classic, “To Eliminate the Opiate.”

    His book is quite an eye opener, in it he reveals the subversive, behind the scenes, Sabbatai Zevi-Jacob Frank-Adam Wisehaoupt’s Illuminati- Rothschild-Karl Marx-Socialism/Communism-Haskala-Reform Judaism connection. Doing what I mentioned above, the making of the world evil (by the subversive hand of Socialism, eliminating the “opiate,” i.e., belief in God, in both conservative Christianity and orthodox Judaism) in order that Messiah can come.

    Antelman’s book, and he himself, himself bitterly opposed to all of this, and apparently a Chabad himself, you fellows must be aware of. If so, what is your opinion of Antelman’s Sabbataen subversion of the world in order to bring in Messiah? Surely that is not what you meant, when you spoke of “hastening” the coming of your Messiah?

  • An OPC Pastor Enters the Catholic Church

    06/22/2014 11:42:10 PM PDT · 127 of 129
    sasportas to Al Hitan

    This is getting sillier and sillier (”sillier,” is there such a word?) Have a good day, Al, bye now.

  • Millennial Series: Part 2: Postmillennialism

    06/22/2014 12:41:44 PM PDT · 6 of 16
    sasportas to sasportas


    The variations Postmills and Amills have, has to do with how they interpret prophecy in relation to time: past (Preterist), present (Historicist), or future (Futurist).

  • Millennial Series: Part 2: Postmillennialism

    06/22/2014 12:37:58 PM PDT · 5 of 16
    sasportas to wmfights

    The lead article must have been written quite a few years ago, as it makes no mention of Preterism, risen in recent years becoming very common among both postmills and amills. Once Historicists or Futurists, they have morphed into Preterists. It’s hard to find Postmills or Amils nowadays, who do not hold to some form of Preterism.

    The variations Postmills and Amills have to do with how they interpret prophecy in relation to time, past (Preterist), present (Historicist), or future (Futurist).

    Premills, on the other hand, are Futurists... whether Historic Premill or Dispensational Premill. On the end time tribulation they are pre, mid, or post.

  • An OPC Pastor Enters the Catholic Church

    06/22/2014 10:56:06 AM PDT · 125 of 129
    sasportas to Al Hitan

    You know what I meant:

    Bergdahl defects to the Taliban and the defector is made a hero
    A Presbyterian pastor defects to the RCC and the defector is made a hero

    A hero in your eyes, a defector and an apostate in mine

  • An OPC Pastor Enters the Catholic Church

    06/21/2014 9:47:16 PM PDT · 108 of 129
    sasportas to Al Hitan

    So a Presbyterian pastor, like the soldier Bergdahl, defects to the RCC. No pushing of the RCC there at all, no sir, no agenda at all. yeah, right.

  • An OPC Pastor Enters the Catholic Church

    06/21/2014 5:22:46 PM PDT · 99 of 129
    sasportas to AppyPappy
    Yeah but Protestants don’t care because we are right.

    Don't care? Well, Protestants who know their Bibles do think of the claims of pompous Romanists as just so much noise, static. Scripture refutes the RCC, so in that sense, I guess we don't care. Romanism is but a form of paganized totalitarian Christianity masquerading as the church Christ founded. We know the truth, we know who's right...more importantly, WHAT'S right, the word of God.

  • Obama Losers

    06/21/2014 11:34:15 AM PDT · 15 of 28
    sasportas to uncitizen
    Doesn't matter tho since the republicans and RATs are one in the same.

    Typical libertarian strategy, lump rats and repubs as one, leaving libertarians the alternative. Let me correct you: it is RINO's and Rats that are one and the same. Come on, non-Rino's like Ted Cruz are one and the same?

  • An OPC Pastor Enters the Catholic Church

    06/21/2014 10:58:28 AM PDT · 85 of 129
    sasportas to Al Hitan

    The FR religious forum is nothing but a platform for the RCC, bashing protestantism, pushing their marxist pope, and pushing the papacy, this thread typical of their agenda.

  • Rand Paul Defends Obama Against Dick Cheney

    06/21/2014 10:39:40 AM PDT · 26 of 36
    sasportas to 2ndDivisionVet

    Some of us who have been saying all along that Rand P. is a libertarian in sheep clothing, a stealth politician, are getting proved right almost every day.

  • 10 Things Everybody Gets Wrong About The South: Dixie is the most misunderstood region in America.

    06/20/2014 10:20:00 AM PDT · 36 of 83
    sasportas to Mich Patriot
    my perception of Florida is a bit different than say GA or AL.

    The panhandle and northern Florida is as southern as GA or AL. Southern Florida is pretty much Yankee wall to wall.

  • US Republic now gone—Fully replaced by Dictatorship

    06/19/2014 10:22:40 AM PDT · 13 of 41
    sasportas to PapaNew
    America and the American People are set for change.

    What change in South Carolina? supposed to be a conservative voting state, yet voted Linda back in.

  • Pope Francis At It Again (Comrade Frank)

    06/17/2014 12:28:54 PM PDT · 55 of 146
    sasportas to Zionist Conspirator
    I agree with most of what you said. About the middle ages Roman institution, you said:

    Its "good old days" are the middle ages and its organic/corporate/guild culture (which many Catholics regard as utopia).

    Puts me in mind of what Admiral Doenitz' Nazi U-boat sailors called their "happy time," in the battle of the Atlantic WW2. Later in the war, they looked back at the time they had control of the Atlantic shipping lanes, it was their "good old days." Too bad both totalitarian regimes, Hitler and the middle ages RCC, lost their control.

  • Pope Francis At It Again (Comrade Frank)

    06/17/2014 11:09:04 AM PDT · 44 of 146
    sasportas to Gamecock

    Comrade indeed... your post sheds light on that fact. Francis is a liberation theologian from Argentina, plain and simple, a flat out Marxist.

    Yet the RF, supposedly a conservative forum, anti-marxist and pro-free market, is flooded with Francis fawners, go figure.

  • Top Republican: Rand Paul Is Doing a Lot Better Than His Dad

    06/15/2014 1:03:48 PM PDT · 15 of 17
    sasportas to PoloSec

    He’s a stealth Republican, a libertopian in sheep clothing. Like father, like son.

  • Millennial Series: Part 1: The Millennial Issue in Modern Theology

    06/15/2014 12:49:50 PM PDT · 8 of 15
    sasportas to wmfights

    Amillennialism is a RCC doctrine, Augustine the main impetus behind it. First cousin to other RCC doctrines, such as the primacy of Rome, Peter the first Pope, the Papacy, Mariolatry, Purgatory. Amill goes hand in glove with them.

    Protestantism is an ongoing attempt to return to the beliefs of the church of the Bible.

  • Letter: Polygamy should be decriminalized

    06/15/2014 12:37:53 PM PDT · 99 of 161
    sasportas to Elsie
    More likely a MORMON!

    Let's see, the piece was written for a Nevada newspaper, and for decriminalization of polygamy. That sort of equals Mormonism. I didn't think of that. I stand corrected.

  • Letter: Polygamy should be decriminalized

    06/14/2014 8:54:12 PM PDT · 11 of 161
    sasportas to 2ndDivisionVet

    No sir, I was referring to the lead article: Leslie Jacobs who wrote the piece for the Las Vegas Sun. Probably a libertarian.

  • Letter: Polygamy should be decriminalized

    06/14/2014 8:48:11 PM PDT · 9 of 161
    sasportas to 2ndDivisionVet

    Polygamy, eh? The libertarians are at it again. They are running amuck on FR these days.

  • Sarah Palin Is 'Just About' Ready To Renounce Her Republican Ties

    06/13/2014 7:23:56 PM PDT · 20 of 75
    sasportas to Innovative

    Ok, she wants to renounce her Repub ties, so she can become what? A Democrat? of course not. A libertopian? If so, she has to renounce her Christian beliefs, libertopians (for the most part, except for a minority that claim otherwise) are for abortion, atheism, same sex marriage, and other assorted Sodom and Gomorrah beliefs.

  • Why Polling Fails - Republicans Couldn’t Predict Eric Cantor’s Loss

    06/12/2014 11:24:20 AM PDT · 38 of 48
    sasportas to Bigg Red

    You are right, thanks.

  • Why Polling Fails - Republicans Couldn’t Predict Eric Cantor’s Loss

    06/12/2014 9:14:47 AM PDT · 15 of 48
    sasportas to Paulie

    Just guessing about knarf, but if he is a libertarian, what he means is America is becoming libertarian (he hopes) instead of CONSERVATIVE Repub or Dem. libertarians are the hippies of the right, they are not conservatives.

  • States Ditch Common Core - The ObamaCare Of Education

    06/11/2014 4:07:13 PM PDT · 12 of 19
    sasportas to Red_Devil 232

    ObamaCore...THIS has got a ring to it! If only it had some legs, like ObamaCare. I’m going to do my part and use the term every chance I get.

  • A Rabbi Cross-Examines Christianity (Jews For Jesus, Messianic Jewish Christians, Michael Brown)

    06/11/2014 12:36:11 PM PDT · 135 of 138
    sasportas to Greetings_Puny_Humans

    Butting in here, but thought I’d throw this in concerning Phinneous’ repudiation of Christianity for it being so disjointed, i.e., the differences Protestants have with Catholics (he cites the Catholic vs Protestant threads on FR). This in contrast to what he calls the “binary, equal, godly soul” of Judaism.

    Rabbi Marvin S. Antelman, who wrote the classic “To Eliminate the Opiate” (written 1974), would view Phinneous’ notion of Judaism very naïve and uninformed. I’ve had Antleman’s book since the 80’s, it is available now on the internet.

    Antelman wrote his book against, what he calls the “JINO’s” (Jews in name only), and “phony Judaisms:” Reform, Conservative, and Karaite. He himself, of course, is none of this, he holds to the only “true” Judaism, which, he says, is Talmudic and Kabbalist Orthodox, apparently the Lubavitch variety.

    Sounds like Judaism is as disjointed as Christianity is. Nothing like Phinneous’ unified “binary soul.”

  • Traditional marriage's last stand

    06/10/2014 12:59:37 PM PDT · 10 of 19
    sasportas to Blood of Tyrants

    Libertarian alert

  • A Rabbi Cross-Examines Christianity (Jews For Jesus, Messianic Jewish Christians, Michael Brown)

    06/09/2014 1:36:41 PM PDT · 106 of 138
    sasportas to Phinneous
    I don’t believe in any NT prophecy.

    What you believe is the extra-Biblical mystical notions of certain Jews, the Kabbalists, but not certain other Jews, namely John, the apostles, and the early church. Kinda selective in which Jews you choose to believe it appears to me.

    Christianity is a prophetic religion, so, yes, you are right in putting such emphasis on it. Jews like John saw Christ everywhere in the prophetic scriptures; chief reason being they had their understanding opened “that they might understand the scriptures,” Christ’s death and resurrection revealed to them in the prophets, Luke 24:45-47.

    Your understanding could be opened also, if you would only choose the right Jews to open your understanding. John and the apostles had their understanding opened, none of these Jews in whom you trust for interpreting prophecy have had their understanding opened. They follow visions of their own heart, which the NT calls "the flesh." Its of man, not God.

  • A Rabbi Cross-Examines Christianity (Jews For Jesus, Messianic Jewish Christians, Michael Brown)

    06/09/2014 12:08:46 PM PDT · 100 of 138
    sasportas to Phinneous

    I take it then you are more Jewish than John. And more Jewish than the author of the book of Hebrews, I suppose...

    Who said God had appointed the Son of God “heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds,” 1:2. “FOR whom are all things, and BY whom are all things,” 2:10.

    John also, speaking of the Word in Genesis that spoke life into the world, said, “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life,” 1 John 1.

    Phinneous, my friend, IT WASN’T LETTERS OF THE HEBREW ALPHABET John had seen with his own eyes, looked upon, and handled with his own hands!