I don't know why someone is going around cursing and anathematising people, indicating that they should be condemned to eternal damnation in the fires of hell. Isn't that the meaning of the word anathema?
It's just my signature
Too good to share the Sacraments but not too good to take our money. What does anathema (at the bottom) refer to?
I'm still waiting for you to change it to "anathema sit".
Stanley, Wyatt has had that signature for weeks. It doesn't have anything to do with this thread (if that's what you're wondering).
It is an excommunication, a separation from Jesus:
1 Cor. 12:3, "Therefore I make known to you, that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus is accursed" (anathema); and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit."
1 Cor. 16:22, "If anyone does not love the Lord, let him be accursed. Maranatha."
Rom. 9:3, "For I could wish that I myself were accursed (anathema), separated from Christ for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh."
Gal. 1:8-9, "But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed (anathema). 9 As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to that which you received, let him be accursed (anathema)."