Matthew 16:18 >>NIV
.If we say we both believe in Jesus dying for our sins and rising on the third day , and we say the lords prayer together and have communion together and speak of the holy spirit moving within our souls together
Arius, Nestorius, Appolianrius, Sabellius, Donatus, etc. etc. etc. would use the same "synchretistic" language you would, and they have been Anathematized by the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. Again, which Jesus is it that you are referring to?
than You are the one who is lost when you find fault with that ,not me as far as what the gospels and the church teaches.I do not fear men is what Jesus said, you are all the same as me , a man to be judged by Jesus and God.
And he will not judge us by denomination because he said we were all to be one nation.
Jesus Christ son of God have mercy on us.
Wow...I'm not even sure what this means. He will not judge us by denomination BECAUSE we are all one nation? How are we exactly one Nation when we don't even profess the same exact understanding of this "Jesus" you speak of. As one professor of mine famously said: Jesus Christ is not "the big boss upstairs" not just because that's a ridiculous statement but because it totally tramples on the magnificence of what His Incarnation has done for our humanity.
I think for this very basic reason, we need to be MUCH more careful about throwing the "Jesus" word around and assuming that everyone agrees with how it is being utilized, either by you OR by me.
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. "Never, Lord!" he said. "This shall never happen to you!" Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men."
1 Peter 2:9 >>NIV
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
An holy nation - This is also taken from Exodus 19:6. The Hebrews were regarded as a nation consecrated to God; and now that they were cast off or rejected for their disobedience, the same language was properly applied to the people whom God had chosen in their place - the Christian church.
No, the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. And people can still be cast off and rejected for their disobedience to that Church.
2 Peter 3:16-7
He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction. Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position.
i.e. communion in that One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
I read the same Gospels as you , Every version I have ever read has the same Jesus saying the same parables as you have read .
Your attempt to mock me is fine but we should be clear that there are four gospels and what christian Church does not read them?
Why stop there? The Mormons read them, the Muslim polemicists read them, the "higher critics" etc. read them. The Jesus seminar reads them.
The Church's I speak of are all based on the Gospels of Matthew ,Mark, Luke, and John.
Church is singular. One
, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church confessing the Orthodox Faith.
And while you are speaking of, we are speaking for that Church.
And they all read the same stories as I read there.
As St. Peter warns us in Scripture.