John UK wrote: Oh I don't know, Frank. If it is God that puts leaders into their position, and it is, then it would be surprising if there were no 'armed forces' of evil seeking to turn his mind, even to "press the button", and cause, as Abaddon loves to do so, great destruction and death. The best remedy, as you said, is hardly for a woman to pretend to battle those forces with her tongue; but I would get some Spurgeonesque Baptists into the White House to give the prez a decent Bible Study every morning, through which he may be converted and brought into his right mind.
Yes brother, He did choose that immoral buffoon to be my president. But, I donât have to like it or agree with it; just accept it and thank Him because the decision came from Him. As you know, all things work together to accomplish His will for this lost and fallen world.
Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
President Trump's spiritual adviser, Paula White, said in the opening prayer before his campaign kickoff rally in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday that "demonic networks" have aligned themselves against the president.
"Let every demonic network that has aligned itself against the purpose, against the calling of President Trump, let it be broken, let it be torn down in the name of Jesus," she said to a crowd of Trump's supporters before his rally began Tuesday.
Even a babe in Christ would see clearly that Paula White is not in the faith. Therefore, I pray that she is exposed and others can see she is the one that is likely demonically possessed. And since Trump endorses her brand of religion, I am praying for his salvation and for his discernment.
Satan will never cast his demons out of anyone, but he will pretend to do so if it benefits his purposes. This article is a good example.
Matthew 12:26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
Well, I have had the opportunity to visit several communist countries and I can tell you they were impoverished and unhappy. They sell this idea as the friend of the common man and not the upper class, but the ones who have the power and money are in fact only those who are registered members of the communist parties. IOW, the upper class simply take on a different definition.
They are a ruthless and anti-God movement as all of us know.
Christopher000 wrote: A man named, Philip Nitschke, recently created a 3D printable death pod, naming it, Sarco, because his pod of death doubles as a coffin (sarcophagus). The pod is for anyone who wants to commit suicide. A person wanting to end it all would lay down inside, close the cover, and push a button on the interior that will fill the pod with liquid nitrogen, killing them. Before the pods hatch will open, the pods artificial intelligence must approve their suicide by requiring they first take a mental capacity test-ridiculous. Assisted suicide is on the rise, and gaining in popularity and approval around the world, even being made available to people for depression, like the recent case of a Dutch teen who just couldn't cope with life any longer. Tragic all around, as this world waxes worse and worse.
Chris, I had never heard of or even imagined such a concept. Thanks for posting this~ Here is the link if anyone wants to watch it. Oh, I am strongly against suicide or assisted suicide.
In the 1990s, President Bill Clinton said abortion should be "safe, legal and rare," a slogan that persisted among Democrats for years. It was a position on which pro-choice and pro-life activists could ostensibly agree, since it implied abortion is something to avoid.
There is no difference between the above thought and abortion on demand. Just think about it; abortion on demand is safe, legal and rare. I mean what is rare; once, twice, three times???
Anyway, my thoughts are that all abortions are stopped for any reason. Those that do happen, my hope would be they are unsafe, illegal, and never.
Isaiah 3:9 The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
I thank God that we donât force women to have abortions like they do in China. To me that means, that no Christian women will undergo this abominable act.
And I donât want to disappoint my feminist friends on this forum and their supporters, so let me just say this outright murder of the innocent was begun and is maintained by that movement. And yes, it was and is being supported by men who benefit from it. They can now commit fornication without the normal consequences; they can be elected to public office; they can be successful media personalities; and the list goes on and on.
Neil wrote: And the more stuff you own, the more you have to worry about and maintain. In addition, what used to be extra-cost luxury options in the past are now standard in many consumer products, and as a result, luxury brands have to come up with more and more silly, distracting, or at best marginally useful gimmicks to differentiate from "lesser" products. "He who dies with the most toys wins" is what my friend used to joke about. But many people act like they actually believe this. Nothing has changed since the Egyptians and other ancients who were buried with all their junk.
Well said Neil! I have heard the saying by your friend before.
It used to be that where I grew up the American dream was to marry your H.S. sweet heart, have a family and work hard to provide for them. There were no material things that really mattered to us. Success was simply being a good husband or a good wife.
Most don't even realize that greed is actually idolatry!
I remember years ago reading some philosophical position that was called âthe law of diminishing returnsâ. What that stated was the longer you have something material or the more you get of something material, the less you appreciate it. So, I buy my first corvette and I think wow. I buy the next one and I still think wow. But after the 5th one, I am no longer carried away.
I think that greed and covetousness are wrong and they are constants in the unsaved.
Yes brother, anytime a life is saved in the womb, I thank God! I did notice in the article that at least one of the stated reasons for rejecting the abortion was because she had also been told the babies condition could be rectified by surgery, which was eventually done.
I would say that regardless of any deformity or illness of the unborn, they should still not be murdered. Can you imagine walking up to someone who was born with a serious deformity and letâs say is now an adult and saying we are going to murder you because you are obviously deformed and not beneficial to society? Or something like that. OMI
Christopher000 wrote: Hey John, This won't be popular, but it seems to me that both Calvin and Arminius had good, scriptural arguments, which continue on yet today. You know, it's not like all of the theologians and the smart people are on one side, and the dummies on the other side, who aren't seeing things clearly. There are theologians, very well studied, and seasoned Christians who are certain and sure, in both camps. How can this be if one side is so dangerously wrong, and scripture so clear?
So, are you saying that because theologians and "seasoned" Christians think differently about this then no one can say what the absolute truth is?
So, I suppose I have no right to be adamant about my position that Christ in fact died for everyone, past, present and future.
Or perhaps I should be adamant, but just not say I am adamant?
Last one on this thread, but my email is available.
John UK wrote: Ha! That's called passing the buck, brother, blaming some other part of the body. However, I was wondering why I posted the link up at all. I think it was due to the fact that, not having any experience of ever reading the Decision magazine, I was quite surprised at there being an article in a magazine begun and sustained by an ecumenist organisation, written by (or at least part of a sermon by) a confirmed and devout separatist like myself, none other than CHS. It quite cheered my heart. Sure it did. Maybe it is that you hold the same as CHS in believing that scripture teaches a sufficiency in the atonement for the whole world (this being a necessity anyway, on account of the infinite being of the Incarnate God who laid down his life), yet an efficacy only for the elect, because it is these and these only who will be saved.
Gotta go out to dinner brother, but wanted to say before I left; it could also have simply been an old man trying to be cute. The smiley face gave it away.
John UK wrote: Amen to QC's post. I was flipping about, trying to find the article in Decision magazine, but I think the current issue has to be paid for. So I looked through the back issues and came up with this one, called "Saviour of The World" which looked interesting, so I dabbed on it and found it was written by, guess who? Yes, CHS! Well what do you know? https://billygraham.org/decision-magazine/december-2018/jesus-savior-world/
Good afternoon Pilgrim! As you know, I believe that Christ died for every soul that has ever lived. But, His death was of course not efficacious for those not chosen by Him. If anyone wants a meditation on that subject, just email me. Much more complicated than I am making it.
We agree brother.
My fingers wouldn't allow me to open the link you provided.
John UK wrote: There is much agreement with the KJV. Note, KJ21 And lead us not into temptation.. ASV And bring us not into temptation.. AMP And do not lead us into temptation.. BRG And lead us not into temptation.. CSB And do not bring us into temptation.. CEB And donât lead us into temptation.. DRA And lead us not into temptation.. EHV Lead us not into temptation.. ESV And lead us not into temptation.. GNV And lead us not into temptation.. HCSB And do not bring us into temptation.. ISV And never bring us into temptation.. JUB And lead us not into temptation.. KJV And lead us not into temptation.. LEB And do not bring us into temptation.. TLB Donât bring us into temptation.. MEV And lead us not into temptation.. MOUNCE And do not bring us into temptation.. NASB And do not lead us into temptation.. NET And do not lead us into temptation.. NIV And lead us not into temptation.. NKJV And do not lead us into temptation.. NMB And lead us not into temptation.. RSV And lead us not into temptation.. TLV And lead us not into temptation.. VOICE Lead us not into temptation.. WEB Bring us not into temptation.. WYC And lead us not into temptation.. YLT And mayest Thou not lead us to temptation..
Carl in Raleigh wrote: Thanks Frank for the empathy. Pray that my heart is not so turbulent concerning this issue as to fall into despair. But I don't seek peace of mind; peace of mind is impossible when the innocents are being murdered. To me, those who have peace of mind concerning abortion have become callous in heart. I echo the martyrs in Revelation 6:10 who cry "How long, O Lord..."? There the cry is against the despots who had taken it upon themselves to murder those who are Christ's witnesses. But here, in the states and territories of the U.S. it is the people who are to blame; mothers, fathers, those who have sworn to uphold both the Hippocratic Oath and the Constitution. In Ezekiel 9:4 only those who mourned against the evils done in Jerusalem were given a life saving mark. Even the pleading of the prophet did not stop the LORD's judgment against the people of His beloved city. How much more will America be held accountable by Him?
Well said brother! Yes, I will have no peace of mind except when I am dead and am no longer plagued by my corruptible body and nature and this world. Yes, those martyred in Rev. 6:10 wanted justice.
Carl in Raleigh wrote: Only 3 Democrats broke the party line and we needed 5 more. The Senate overrode the veto by 1 vote and it was provided by 1 courageous Democrat. I wrote him a letter of thanks and encouragement. My exasperation comes in knowing that many who say in polls that they are pro life are liars. For example, the great majority of Blacks say they are pro life and yet, that 1 courageous Democrat in the NC Senate was the only one who proved that he was pro life. And on the House side only 2 of the 26 Black members voted for life. They seem content with nearly half of our conceived race being aborted. Of course, the Born Alive Bill had nothing to do with stopping abortion but caring for the life of the baby that survived the abortion. Clearly, the mother has forfeited what legal right she had over the child once the infant was free of the mother and the umbilical cord was severed. It should be the state's duty to care for any human being struggling to survive. Clear as day? Not in these hypocrites eyes and consciences.
It sounds like you are agonizing over this and I am with you completely. What we are seeing is the true mindset of those who pretend to care and yet don't care at all.