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What Sets Us Free
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Bill The Church Hopper - By Jordan Mederich



  • 2012-07-19T21:04:53

Peace and Blessings from I, SEAN PHILLIPS, to you, J-MEDDY.

  • 2012-07-19T17:57:45

Was this filmed at CofO?

  • 2012-07-19T16:21:00

it would be funnier if it weren't so true. it is basically the essence of "protest-antism" running to its logical end.

  • 2012-07-19T14:06:53

"And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28 So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.” (Mark 2:27) Jesus gave this response to the Pharisees when they became too legalistic about the Sabbath. I would caution you to avoid this same mistake. We are to keep a Sabbath, which is a set aside day of rest and communion with God and other believers. We are also to meet with believers throughout the week. But to say that God will judge us by which day we keep, means that it is based on what we do which subjects our salvation to a "works based" mindset, which is wrong. As Paul states, "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9) I pray that you can connect with God and other believers whenever you are able.

  • 2012-07-19T11:29:50

thanks for sharing Jordan Mederich, GodVine. That's a great depiction of the life of a believer in Christ. Honestly, I didn't like the idea about "free-loading;" but many people do say," do what you gotta do to survive in this world," right? It's true; but, with that attitude, selfishness shows. I think going to church for the wrong reasons can lead a person to destruction or emptiness. We need to be careful to not be a "stumbling block" to those who have a persistent walk with Christ. Otherwise, those who decide they're too big to go to church learn that fellowship is absent without malice--as if they need to be there with an angry heart. Yet, those who want to stay humble also avoid mingling with those who really Need to know (and we all need to learn) what "Happiness" is in the LORD to live Life more abundantly. Others think going to church is all about making the rich life poorer or making the poor one rich. Going to church helps make life be morally sound in Prayer and Fellowship sweeter in the fruits of the Holy Spirit and the Christ Jesus' name <3.

  • 2012-07-19T07:58:54

Not funny...ugly and cynical. True, there are people, I suppose, like this(I dont know of any) but consider this...What if...that person might attend a service-hear the Word of God , repent and be saved??? What if...??

  • 2012-07-19T02:27:43

I actually know a man who said he and his wife will never go back to a particular Church because. there were two women inside the door who did NOT greet them! That was it, so even though, in. a Catholic Church, we believe that Jesus is present in the Tabernacle, just because the two women. did not greet them, he is never going back! What a pathetic ego! Many people make Church attendance about where they can GET what they want and not what they can GIVE!

  • 2012-07-19T00:19:50

John B. McCarty DAX GOOD

  • 2012-07-19T00:17:04

we are not bound by the law anymore. but rather, " we are now become dead to the law by the body of Christ,that we should be married to another,even HIM who us raised from the dead." and that "HIM" is JESUS oe,the bride of chrost being us christians.or maybe u are married to moses the law giver. jesus himself broke the sabath going through the cornfield with his diciples. we can and should worship GOD any and every day of the week. the law was given by moses but truth and mercy came by our sweet JESUS. thank God for those brave men like martin luther calvin and th rest who set many free from allthese roman church conunrums and trickery. bles the lord O'my soul!

  • 2012-07-18T23:01:30

I know you made this to teach a lesson but I didn't find it funny at all. It's actually kind of sad because there are people like this. If you're going just to eat and be entertained, stay home.

  • 2012-07-18T22:39:13

Jordan Mederich You have a good point too!

  • 2012-07-18T22:37:40

Michael Rodriguez True! Very true!

  • 2012-07-18T22:29:32

This definitely speaks to our consumeristic society that is all about me, and if I can't get what I want I will go somewhere else. What is the church to do? Is it possible for one church to totally cater to all these desires, or is it even advisable that they should? The more I consider our culture, the more I see a spiritually hungry group of people that need the truth of the Word of God and in such a compelling and relational way that they will remain seeking and open to the gospel.

  • 2012-07-18T19:16:37

Personally, I think it is totally out of line and rediculous.

  • 2012-07-18T19:04:33

Auto spell correction does weird things sometime :) The Sabbath was given into perpetuity (not perspicuity although it is clear and intelligible) and changes not.

  • 2012-07-18T18:58:39

Tell that to Jesus when He returns. Where in the bible does it say that because some Christians met on the first day of the week that this meeting somehow changed God's Sabbath from the beginning of creation? I suppose keeping the other commandments such as thou shalt not murder, thou shalt not steal , thou shalt not commit adultery , et al is also just legalism! So sad. You prove your relationship by keeping His commandments, not by making an excuse for not keeping them. It is called bearing fruit in accordance with the vine you are attached to. Obedience follows salvation and is the reflection of gratitude toward the priceless gift of salvation. One cannot earn a gift but one can show appreciation for the gift by doing as God has asked. "Sabbath keepers are wrong." I guess non murderers and non thieves and non liars and non adulterers are all wrong too because they make it a rule and legalism is just wrong. If your logic wasn't so absurd and consequential, it could be laughable but because of the stakes at play, this is no laughing matter. And "nothing to do with the Catholic Church"! CATHOLIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Question: How prove you that the church hath power to command feasts and holy days? Answer: By the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, which Protestants all of; and therefore they fondly contradict themselves, by keeping Sunday strictly, the seventh day - a change for which there is no Scriptural authority. and breaking most other feasts commanded by the same church. H. Tuberville, An Abridgment of christian Doctrine, p.58. Question: Is the observance of Sunday as the day of rest a matter clearly laid down in Scripture? answer: It certainly is not: and yet all Protestants consider the observance of this particular day as essentially necessary to salvation. To say we observe the Sunday because Christ rose from the dead on that day, is to say we act without warrant of Scripture: we might as well say that we should rest on Thursday, because Christ ascended to heaven on that day, and rested in reality from the work of redemption. Dr. Stephen Keenan, The Controversial Catechism, p.160. Question: Have you any other way of proving the Church has power to institute festivals of precept? Answer: Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her - she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday, the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday, the seventh day - a change for which there is no Scriptural authority. Dr. Stephen Keenan, A Doctrinal Catechism, 3rd Edition, p.174. Question: Which is the Sabbath day? Answer: Saturday is the Sabbath. Question: Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday? Answer: We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic church in the council of Laodicea [A.D. 336] transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday. Peter Geiermann, The Convert's Catechism of Catholic doctrine, 1934, p.50 So Gary, do you still believe "It has nothing to do with the Catholic church"???? Daniel 7:25 speaks about the actions of the antichrist who seeks to "change times and laws" but hey, I am just being "legalistic". My, my, you need to study up on the ancient origins of the Babylonian religion that changed the names of all their pagan gods with the names of biblical characters and called it Christianity. The Israelite''s were instructed to gather the manna for six days and a double portion on the sixth day (the Sabbath supply that did not spoil) and to not gather any on the Sabbath. This instruction came many weeks BEFORE Moses and the tribes gathered at the foot of Mount Sinai and Moses was given the ALL READY UNDERSTOOD Decalog but now it was inscribed on tablets of stone by the finger of God. Genesis 2: 3 is where God blessed the 7th day and sanctified it and made it holy. The Bible is replete with the evidence that the apostles and Jesus all observed and kept the Sabbath and Acts 13:44 , as well as all of Acts, tells the custom of the believers to gather on the Sabbath to hear the Word of God. What is so strange is why is a clear doctrine so graciously given to us by our Creator in perpetual remembrance of Him as our Creator even open for debate? Our God id a jealous God and will share His glory with no one. The one commandment given that we are instructed to remember to keep holy is the Sabbath and it is also to remind us of our Creator God. Lucifer attempts to destroy the worship of God as our Creator by changing the very day God Himself set aside for this purpose and Lucifer has been very successful in this. The Sabbath was given into perspicuity and changes not. Just imagine how different our world would be if all mankind always observed this one commandment faithfully every seven days without fail. Just imagine the whole world stopping from engaging in commerce, i.e. money, every seven days to acknowledge our Creator. Remember also Luke 16:13 you cannot serve both God and money. choose this day whom you will serve, as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Joshua 24:15 Some unsolicited advice to my two commenters. We are not expected to know everything and be able to speak about it but we are expected to know everything about that which we choose to speak.