QC, unfortunately too many evangelicals accept the Catholic definition of when life begins gave them a political ally and of course support their religious stance https://tinyurl.com/hbtgqek (Politically Incorrect?)
So, instead of recognizing the biblical definition when life begins you are going to have to blame God for being the greatest abortionist of them all -- no
WebMD wrote: A miscarriage is the loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. The medical term for a miscarriage is spontaneous abortion, but "spontaneous" is the key word here because the condition is not an abortion in the common definition of the term.
According to the March of Dimes, as many as 50% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage -- most often before a woman misses a menstrual period or even knows she is pregnant. About 15-25% of recognized pregnancies will end in a miscarriage.
More than 80% of miscarriages occur within the first three months of pregnancy. Miscarriages are less likely to occur after 20 weeks gestation; these are termed late miscarriages....
excerpt from, "Pregnancy and Miscarriage"
A person is not a human is created at the beginning of conception.
Ananya Bhattacharya wrote: Melissa Zimdars, an associate professor of communication and media at Merrimack College in Massachusetts, has created a public Google Doc https://tinyurl.com/htcdh8r listing news sites that distribute incorrect information. Titled ‚ÄúFalse, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical ‚ÄėNews‚Äô Sources,‚ÄĚ the list includes blatantly incorrect URLs like‚ÄĚabcnews.com.co‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúdrudgereport.com.co,‚ÄĚ but also sites whose stories are of dubious origin and sourcing. Popular satirical site The Onion and conservative news outlet Breitbart News are included, as are lesser known offenders...[Like The NewAmerican ]
https://tinyurl.com/y2opm9ns (Here‚Äôs a handy cheat sheet of false and misleading ‚Äúnews‚ÄĚ sites)
This article also gives you good information on how to detect fake news this advice remains good even while some of the URLs or sites don't
John of UK, several times Paul could have had his ministry cut short in fact it could have been nipped in the bud
Acts 9:24-25 but their plot became known to Saul. They watched the gates both day and night that they might kill him, but his disciples took him by night and let him down through the wall, lowering him in a basket.
Roman Road Romans 3:10 As it is written, "There is none righteous, not even one." Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. Romans 10:13 For "Whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved."--- https://tinyurl.com/has82mk (NASB)
Hear http://tinysa.com/336518 (Roman Road) https://tinyurl.com/y55rrofu (How to Witness)
Allegra Comas wrote: We are due for a socialist movement in the US, so we can join our more culturally sophisticated Western nations. They have all had proper labor movements while we have not. Sure President Lyndon Johnson and FDR developed public programs (now called entitlements) to help working (mostly white) Americans subsidize: mortgages, pensions, healthcare, elderly care, adequate schooling, etc. The Neo Liberal capitalist revolution brought on by Reagan, Clinton, Bush, and Obama only works well for to top 4%. This economic system barely works well for younger citizens who did not grow up with those luxurious subsidies that baby boomers take for granted. I was born in the early 80s, have two graduate degrees, .... I prey and hope I can have a long term career/job stability with retirement. I can't afford children as I chose education and my career instead, so I settle for a comfortable retirement. Most Western nations have socialist democratic systems and they do not resemble Cuba or Russia. Visit Europe as evidence. Social Democracy is only scary to those who benefitted from good old days of government subsidization and fear change.
excerpts from, "A Response to Democrats‚Äô frightening embrace of socialism"
It's going to be interesting to see how these street preachers do. I don't think they'll be ignored in court, since they have the Wheaton College behind them I wonder if any other street preachers have tried preaching in this particular city park and what was the reaction of the authorities?
Students at this college do at times find fault with it. I would think this is just a serious problem as any racial issue? They seem to have a hard time of having a peaceful discussion about the Israeli Palestinian Conflict for example.
Hannah Goldstein wrote: .... Being off campus during this heated time has made me more aware of our College community‚Äôs limitations. At Williams, conversations often operate under the assumption that Jews have little right to feel discriminated against; they are barely minorities, despite the statistics and stereotypes pervading the media and despite the reality of violence. When the only group to be denied registered student organization status for political reasons is one affiliated with Israel, this may, at first glance, not appear to be anti-Semitic. At the same time, I am concerned that some of the rhetoric used against the club propagates deeply anti-Semitic tropes....
excerpts from, Nuance in WIFI [ Williams Initiative for Israel ]discourse: Challenges of debating Israel-Palestine in the Purple Bubble"
I have a curiosity, how many black students attend Liberty or Bob Jones University? how many non-whites do they have on their staffs?
Well, this is what fact check had to say about it, well, an excerpt from it anyway.
Lori Robertson wrote: .... Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine argued that the bill was unnecessary, as a 2002 born-alive bill had ‚Äúreaffirmed‚ÄĚ that ‚Äúinfanticide is already illegal in every state.‚ÄĚ Kaine said in a statement: ‚ÄúI support that law, which is still in effect. There is no need for additional federal legislation on this topic. ‚Äú
In 2002, the ‚ÄúBorn-Alive Infants Protection Act‚ÄĚ easily passed Congress ‚ÄĒ through a voice vote in the House and unanimous consent in the Senate. It became law on Aug. 5, 2002....
... Killing a baby is a homicide. ‚ÄúStates can and do punish people for killing children who are born alive,‚ÄĚ Mary Ziegler, a professor at Florida State University‚Äôs College of Law and the author of two books on the abortion debate, told us in a phone interview. ‚ÄúMost criminal laws are at the state level not the federal level.‚ÄĚ
Ziegler said Sasse‚Äôs bill would add uniform federal criminal penalties for health care practitioners, so it does include new measures. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs more just of questionable importance given that state law prosecutions are already happening.‚ÄĚ...
excerpts from, "The Facts on the Born-Alive Debate"
The very first paragraph is the most important one in the article ‚Ěó
Peter Wehner wrote: [¬°¬°¬°¬°]Support for Trump comes at a high cost for Christian witness.[!!!! ] Many evangelical Christians are also filled with grievances and resentments because they feel they have been mocked, scorned, and dishonored by the elite culture over the years. (Some of those feelings are understandable and warranted.) For them, Trump is a man who will not only push their agenda on issues such as the courts and abortion; he will be ruthless against those they view as threats to all they know and love. For a growing number of evangelicals, Trump‚Äôs dehumanizing tactics and cruelty aren‚Äôt a bug; they are a feature. https://tinyurl.com/y29a6ewg ....
Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, one of the largest Christian universities in the world, put it this way: ‚ÄúConservatives & Christians need to stop electing ‚Äėnice guys.‚Äô They might make great Christian leaders but the United States needs street fighters like @realDonaldTrump at every level of government b/c the liberal fascists Dems are playing for keeps & many Repub leaders are a bunch of wimps!‚ÄĚ....
-- https://tinyurl.com/yy52ynru (The Deepening Crisis in Evangelical Christianity)
It should be remembered that this has been going on for decades,
Mike Gendron wrote: One of the greatest dangers to Christianity today is the deliberate suppression of biblical truth for the sake of unity. The danger intensifies as we see many highly visible and influential Christians are jumping on the Vatican‚Äôs ecumenical bandwagon. Instead of warning believers that this false unity is the emergence of the "last days" apostate church, evangelicals are embracing and applauding those who are engineering it. Instead of obeying biblical exhortations and examples to:... .... .... It would do us all well to heed the words of C.H. Spurgeon, "Ignorance has been one of the grand agents of Popery ever since her establishment; by it, the eyes of men have been so blinded that they can scarcely discern between good and evil, and follow implicitly any guide even until they fall into the ditch of perdition."...
https://tinyurl.com/zppc7x6 (The Popes' Push for a One-World Religion)
Well this probably was written during the reign of Pope John Paul II, it certainly is still true today as seen from the article that SA referenced.
...most authority based churches are, in essence, single pastor led. Read the rationale as presented on Theopedia.
Paige Patterson argues that, despite biblical evidence undeniably exists in support of a plurality of elders, several factors support the ascendancy of a principal elder as the singular leader of the congregation. Those factors include:
1) the general pattern in the Old and New Testaments (e.g. Moses, the judges, Peter, James the brother of Jesus); 2) the pattern of the early church (e.g. John Chrysostom in Antioch and at Saint Sophia's in Constantinople, Augustine in Hippo, Jonathan Edwards in Northampton); 3) influence of the synagogue on the church, including adoption by the church of the "president of the synagogue" in the form of the "pastor/elder/overseer"; and 4) the psychology of human leadership. ( Who Runs the Church, pp. 150-52)
There seems to be some understanding that such governance will lead to autocracy....
excerpt from, "There Is Little Difference in the Governance of Pastor Driven Churches"
Many of the comments to this article were quite good.
George Will wrote: .... Today the city is a "hair's breadth from destruction." She [Ng] is particularly distressed by police violence, which is a departure from the professional policing bequeathed to this city from its last three decades of colonial rule. Recently the police have prevented, sometimes for hours, first-aid providers from attending to those the police have injured. The city government under Beijing's puppet, Carrie Lam, is increasingly resorting to the policy Ng calls "beat up, lock up and silence."
Lam and her Beijing masters are learning that what Gen. Douglas MacArthur said of military disasters -- that all are explained, in one way or another, by two words: "too late" -- is also often true in politics. In April, Lam ignited a long hot summer by refusing to amend an extradition bill that would have facilitated, by regularizing, Beijing's penchant for kidnapping into its Kafkaesque criminal justice system inconvenient Hong Kong booksellers and other affronts to totalitarianism....
--"Hong Kong is a 'hair's breadth from destruction' "
A Catholic priest would be a little bit harder to make a robot for. It has to be able to molest parishioners if it is going to be a halfway accurate representation of a Catholic priest ‚ĚóūüĎé keep track of, https://tinyurl.com/jyztfs7 (Abuse by Priests) with https://tinyurl.com/hs3yvm7 (Abuse Tracker)