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Today’s Thought Just ‘Twisted Scripture’

June 2, 2014

To the Readers’ Forum: On the front page of the May 13 edition of The Post Journal, there appears a blip titled “Today’s Thought....

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CREDENCE

Jun-18-14 12:03 PM

NYcity, wrote: "...where do you get the idea that the Catholic Church has a doctrine of justification by works ALONE?..." OK forget the "alone"... so they just "help" Jesus along a bit, as though his payment on the cross wasn't sufficient. (suff. for me)

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Jhwinnyc

Jun-15-14 8:21 AM

Credence: How classically Arminian of you! This debate has been going on for centuries. I am most definitely NOT a Catholic theologian, but you still have to contend with James 2:24 where it says you cannot be justified by faith alone. But where do you get the idea that the Catholic Church has a doctrine of justification by works alone? Again, the theological debate will continue as it has for centuries, but one side can't call the other side's position "twisted" and not also expect to be challenged.

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CREDENCE

Jun-14-14 11:19 AM

**** was the word h e l l . ?? I don't know, go fig.

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CREDENCE

Jun-14-14 11:17 AM

NYC you are obviously untutored in the Scriptures. Catholic doctrine teaches a "works" salvation. This is foreign to the Bible (see example Eph. 2:8-9). They have many "things" right (even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while); but this critical item (salvation) they have totally wrong (180 degrees out of whack). It is the issue that actually counts the most. Salvation is the determinant of eternity in heaven or hell. (Incidentally,*****is not imputed upon the individual because of non-membership in the catholic church!; this is exclusive-cultism.)

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Jhwinnyc

Jun-11-14 9:18 PM

Credence, by what logic do you think "Dr." Erickson is "not a NUT"? A degree from an online diploma mill who thinks Catholics are "eternally doomed"?

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CREDENCE

Jun-11-14 8:19 AM

I happen to know a bit about Dr. Erickson also Jw nyc. Not a "NUT" You are quite misinformed fella.

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Monkeyboy

Jun-07-14 2:54 PM

bluesman, you must be lost. The child abuse thread is under another letter.

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bluesman

Jun-07-14 2:11 PM

Good Christians are opposed to child abuse, monkey. We know you're opposed to torture, but where do you stand on child abuse?

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CREDENCE

Jun-06-14 8:50 AM

nyc isn't that where they make that chili (sauce)?

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Jhwinnyc

Jun-05-14 7:38 PM

Credence: That's the best you can do?

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Monkeyboy

Jun-05-14 3:17 PM

Oh Good. Credence is here to model some christian behaviors for us.

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CREDENCE

Jun-05-14 12:21 PM

nyc? ..... oh, well.

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Jhwinnyc

Jun-05-14 8:23 AM

This guy believes and says quite openly that Catholics, Masons, Shriners, to say nothing of Protestants (by which I assume he means mainline Protestants, like Methodists, Episcopalians, Lutherans or Presbyterians) are all "eternally doomed." If that's preaching and teaching the Word of God faithfully, then I'd prefer not to know the man.

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CREDENCE

Jun-04-14 9:04 PM

Monkey, I hope you don't think your stuff is as good as his. Because it is not.

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Monkeyboy

Jun-04-14 1:31 PM

Just because you know him doesn't mean he doesn't twist scripture. I've seen some of his "twisted" letters here, in this forum.

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Lincoln60

Jun-03-14 1:29 PM

I know Donald Erickson and he represents, teaches, preaches, and lives the Word of God pretty faithfully. So whatever else people think, the allegations that he twists the Bible or is a "so-called pastor" are just rubbish, from people who obviously don't know the man, and more importantly don't know the Scriptures or the Lord Himself.

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bluesman

Jun-03-14 1:11 PM

I talked to somebody from the PJ about that very topic. They said they'll get a lot of letters at once sometimes. Other times they get almost nothing. Do we need a letter from someone who is mad because a mailman walked on his grass? When I write in I try to pick a topic that most people will be interested in. Not one person cares about this guys yard, the PJ should have known they were wasting space in the paper. Thanking a group of people who are donating their time to help people is fine. Other thank-you letters belong in the happy ad section.

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Jhwinnyc

Jun-02-14 9:17 PM

The so-called "pastor" Erickson is entitled to his opinion and to write any letters he wants. But the question is why the PJ opts to print his inane letters week after week. If the only letters they get are from the religious nuts or people just saying "thank you," maybe they should use some judgment and print nothing.

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73capri

Jun-02-14 1:20 PM

Anybody who thinks about religion knows that having millions or billions is not a bad thing. Just look at the organized religions that have billions or 100 millions and then tell you to give them even more. Greed is good if you can convince people that you are doing good with the money.

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bluesman

Jun-02-14 12:57 PM

He has the right to write a letter on any topic he wishes. And you have the right to respond. That's how it works.

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LeftFielder

Jun-02-14 11:45 AM

Dr. Donald V. Erickson doesn't twist Scripture to support his own beliefs? I do not believe he has the right to write a letter on this subject.

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SilverTurtle

Jun-02-14 9:55 AM

I think his point is that you can have money without being evil. It's when obtaining, spending, and obsessing over money takes priority over other things that should be more important. There also seems to be a hint of frustration at the people who would rather blame others for their actions than taking steps to make a difference for good.

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carlaw

Jun-02-14 4:41 AM

And your point is....?

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