Mat. 13:30 "ā...Ā Let both grow together. They would not spoil the true wheat; and in time of harvest it would be easy to separate them. Our Saviour teaches us here,
"(1.) that hypocrites and deceived persons must be expected in the church.
"(2.) That this is the work of the enemy of man. They are not the work of Christianity, any more than traitors are of patriotism, or counterfeiters are of the proper effect of legislating about money. They belong to the world; and hypocrisy is only one form of sin. The Christian religion neverĀ madeĀ a hypocrite; nor is there a hypocrite on the face of the earth whose principles and practice it does not condemn.
"(3.) That all hope of removing them entirely would be vain.
"(4.) That an attempt to remove them altogether would injure real Christianity, by causing excitements, discord, and hard feelings even among Christians.
"(5.) That he will himself separate them at the proper time. There is no doubt that it is the duty of the church to attempt to keep itself pure, and to cut off gross and manifest offends,Ā 1Cor 5:4,5. He refers to those who may be suspected of hypocrisy, but against whom it cannot be proved; to those who so successfully imitate Christians as to make it difficult or impossible for man to distinguish them." Barnes'
I'm a lot more worried about your conscience then mine, Lurker
Carla Hill wrote: In 2019, U.S. white supremacists employed paper canvassing of neighborhoods and college campuses more than at any time in recent memory.
But the age-old scourge is being accompanied by some innovations, including a technological upgrade. The propaganda is used to lure potential haters online, where these new recruits are gradually indoctrinated more and more. And given the negative publicity surrounding violent rallies like Unite the Right in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, white supremacists have chosen to temper their rhetoric. That means their posters and stickers may initially appear to be innocuous, making their propaganda tactics even more insidious.
excerpt from,"White supremacist propaganda produced by U.S. hate groups is spreading ā and working"
Phil Johnson wrote: ...from the night of my conversion until today, I have deliberately steered clear of partisan politics in the same way most of you would try to steer clear of pornography or recreational drugs. Because in my own experience as an unregenerate person, party politics represented that same kind of addiction. In fact, it was the very first worldly fixation I set aside when I became a Christianābecause it struck me almost from the outset that an obsession with earthly power and political ideology is basically an addiction to the wisdom of this world, which is foolishness with God. Thatās not to suggest that Iām naturally apathetic about politics. To this day, I know that if I listened to a steady diet of Rush Limbaugh or Ann Coulter, I would begin to feel rising fits of those same old political passions. But political activism was so much of an idol in my old, pre-Christian life that today I think of it in pretty much the same way the apostle Paul said he regarded his former life as a Pharisee: I count it as dung....
excerpt from (Politically Incorrect?)
Probably the Democrats who are still Christian found churches that aren't White Muslim.š
This is an article that is even long for me I think I got through at least two-thirds of it though.
The so-called leftists are not the problem of this country but,
And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied. And they are shepherds who have no understanding; They have all turned to their own way, Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one. https://tinyurl.com/has82mk (NASB)
https://tinyurl.com/y9rdu97y (History Will Judge the Complicit)
The article does a good job of comparing Lindsey Graham to Mitt Romney - Romney comes out better by the comparison.
Anyway, you can see where the article was heading for so if you want to avoid enlightenment avoid the article.
Ashley Feinberg wrote: .... In the column, Cotton wrote: āOne thing above all else will restore order to our streets: an overwhelming show of force to disperse, detain and ultimately deter lawbreakers. But local law enforcement in some cities desperately needs backup, while delusional politicians in other cities refuse to do whatās necessary to uphold the rule of law.ā With protesters (lawbreaking and otherwise) already getting beaten senselessly by police daily, itās hard to read Cottonās reference to doing āwhatās necessaryā as anything other than an incitement to mass murder or, at the very least, incitement to government violence against its own people, especially considering his tweet from several days ago essentially calling for just that: ....
.... "I believe in democracy. I believe in a free press. I believe in open debate. I love it when my newspaper prints pieces I disagree with. It causes me to think."
ā David Brooks (@nytdavidbrooks) June 4, 2020
excerpt from,"Newsroom Breaks Into Open Revolt After New York Times Publishes Call for Military Crackdown"
"Patrickās prominent and explicit mention of his Christian faith seemed to break new ground in Texas, a state that is no stranger to the intermingling of God and politics. Being a born-again Christian was central to the political personae of both Govs. George W. Bush and Rick Perry, and Gov. Greg Abbott, a convert to Catholicism, counts among his proudest achievements successfully arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments monument on the state Capitol grounds"....
https://tinyurl.com/y9c7cbfu (As lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick remains a āChristian firstā)
As long as he remembers,
Not to try to force Christianity onto people āš
"US coronavirus: Cases surge in south and west as crowded protests spark worries"
I have mixed feelings about how covid-19 might spread because of these protests? Since mainly young people are protesting, they seem to be the least effected by it? However being a reservoir for the virus, they could spread it to other people who have less ability to handle the consequences of getting it. šš£ļøš·
Garrett Epps wrote: .... "The national community is founded on man as bearer of eternal values, and on the family as the basis of social life; but individual and collective interests will always be subordinated to the common welfare of the nation, formed of past, present and future generations ā¦ The natural entities of social lifeāFamily, Municipality and Guildāare the basic structures of the national community. Such institutions and corporations of other kinds as meet general social needs shall be supported so that they may share efficaciously in perfecting the aims of the national community."
The source is The Law of the Principles of the National Movement, promulgated by the Spanish government in 1958 as a summary of Falangism, the philosophy of General Francisco Francoās regime. Falangists, too, spoke warmly of God, of the favored role of the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, of the sacred family, and of the ācommon welfareā; but they ruled by censorship, secret police, the garrotte, and the firing squad. We need not list the other 20th-century authoritarian regimes that embraced eternal values but ruled by terror.
excerpt from,"Vermeule's Common-Good Constitutionalism Is an Idea as Dangerous as They Comeā"š https://tinyurl.com/ty8wxrt
https://tinyurl.com/ybzs42o9 (Donald Trump's Bible photo opportunity during the George Floyd protests could cost him), Timothy, a good article for you to read do I say is it perfect--no. Since it's from ABC. AU, which can have a liberal slant on things; you might not be happy with it?
Oh, but you will like this is printed on Breitbart I'm going to have to wash out my tablet for using this source.
āIām fairly confident that Mr. Trump will be defeated in the election. The next morning, a lot of Republicans will say, āTrump? I donāt recognize the name.ā Theyāll get over this fairly fast. Our parties are very durable. Our two parties have formulated the political competition in this country since the Republicans first ran a presidential ticket in 1856.ā ---George F. Will
Robert Farley wrote: In an ABC News/Washington Post poll taken just after the Charlottesville rally in August 2017, 9 percent of the respondents said they thought it was strongly or somewhat acceptable to hold neoāNazi or white supremacist views. As ABC News reported at the time, thatās equivalent to about 22 million Americans.
Rise in Propaganda/Rallies
The Anti-Defamation League, meanwhile, reports that white supremacy groups have stepped up their propaganda efforts. āADLās Center on Extremism (COE) continues to track an ever-growing number of white supremacist propaganda efforts, including the distribution of racist, anti-Semitic and Islamophobic fliers, stickers, banners and posters,ā according to a recent ADL report. āThe 2018 data shows a 182% increase of incidents from the previous year, with 1,187 cases reported, compared to 421 in 2017.ā The group said that level of activity far exceeded any of its previous distribution counts.
excerpt from,"The Facts on White Nationalism"
Many years ago I subscribed to Atlantic Monthly just as a balance to the right-wing drivel that I got from other sources, Adriel. This is the reason I re-subscribedto itāš
Mike, comparing the traitor Lee to Lincoln is extreme
Matthew Teague wrote: The staunchest of evangelicals, 90-year-old televangelist Pat Robertson, split from Trump on Tuesday.
He told his television viewers of the president: āHe said, āIām ready to send in military troops if the nationās governors donāt act to quell the violence that has rocked American cities.ā A matter of fact, he spoke of them as being jerks. You just donāt do that, Mr President. It isnāt cool!ā
excerpt from,"Trumpās Bible photo op splits white evangelical loyalists into two camps"
Neil wrote: So New American also supports this Lost Cause nonsense, referencing a League of the South author. Another reason to avoid John Birchers. I'd keep the Lee statues but add a sign saying, "This nice man, owing to a misguided sense of loyalty, rebelled against his duly-elected Commander-in-Chief," like Democrats since 2016. But hey, it's their State, not mine.
Neil, This racist was not a nice man.
Now, they may want to replace all the Lee statues with a statue of General James Longstreet,š
which was pointed out near the end of the article that I mentioned, certainly more of a hero than Robert E. Leeā
Chris GC, you have a point. There has never been a call to mix religion and politics. https://tinyurl.com/y576t94tĀ (Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?) Perhaps the Southern Baptist churches outside of the South are learning this.
So, for more reasons the Southern Baptists leaving?
The following article has some reasons perhaps given more emphasis than they deserved, but still interesting for example:
Jonathan Merritt wrote: .... Few issues are more relevant now than racial division. The Southern Baptist Convention, which was founded over the issue of slavery and was mostly supportive of segregation and Jim Crow laws, is still 85 percent white. It issued an apology for its racist past in 1995, but the group struggled to pass resolutions condemning white supremacy and the Confederate flag. As Greear wrote, āIn theory, very few people in the American church are opposed to the idea of racial and cultural diversity. But experience would suggest that on this issue good intentions do not equal forward progress.ā...
Adam Serwer wrote: .... But even if one conceded Leeās military prowess, he would still be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans in defense of the Southās authority to own millions of human beings as property because they are black. Leeās elevation is a key part of a 150-year-old propaganda campaign designed to erase slavery as the cause of the war and whitewash the Confederate cause as a noble one. That ideology is known as the Lost Cause, and as the historian David Blight writes, it provided a āfoundation on which Southerners built the Jim Crow system.ā...
"Nice thought. In both of her two elections she pulled 90% of the Democrat vote, plus the liberal Republicans. Remember Joe Miller? He beat her in the primary one year and ran as a libertarian the other year. The democrat candidates pulled almost none of the votes in either election. The dems voted for Lisa en mass. That is her constituency and she will probably get that vote again."
https://tinyurl.com/y8oju3xc (Murkowski turns on Trump?)
The comments to the article or perhaps more telling than the article itself about Senator Murkowski.
Like Senator Mitt Romney, Trump's actions will not have much of an effect on her re-election.
news.abc.net.au wrote: .... If WHO had pushed too hard, it could even have been kicked out of China, said Adam Kamradt-Scott, a global health professor at the University of Sydney. But he added that a delay of just a few days in releasing genetic sequences can be critical in an outbreak. He said WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus's continued defence of China was problematic. "It's definitely damaged WHO's credibility," said Professor Kamradt-Scott. ....
excerpt from,"WHO recordings show frustration with China over coronavirus information delays" https://tinyurl.com/y7e2gybd
It hardly white-washed WHOāš
Erin Handley & Michael Walsh wrote: .... "The WHO does need reform. Everybody knows that," Professor Sikora said. But he said it's the best organisation to deal with global health and help nations strategise ā so rather than scrapping it, it should be improved. He said the WHO was plagued by bureaucratic hang-ups. "If it means firing top management, let's do that," he said....
excerpt from,"What happens if the US stops funding the WHO in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic?