Jesus is not your judge according to prominent Hillsong â€śpastorâ€ś Judah Smith. He tweeted back in January
â€śJesus is not your accuser. Heâ€™s not your prosecutor. Heâ€™s not your judge. Heâ€™s your friend and youâ€™re rescuer. Get to know him for yourself, and let the goodness of God change you from the inside out.â€ť
Me wrote: If you consider yourself a Christian, then ponder this. If you donâ€™t have Netflix, good! If you have it & are dumping it, good! If youâ€™re on the fence about getting rid of it, let me & others encourage you to do so. Your money is being used counter to your beliefs & corrupting others. Itâ€™s a small sacrifice to make and can have larger impact, lets vote with dollars and cents.
There are very few spots where you spend your money that it is not being used to counter your beliefs and corrupt others in the sense in which you are speaking. Unless you are planning to sell your electronics, cancel your insurance, only eat what you grow, and walk everywhere. The list could go on and on.
That Guy wrote: Somebody definately got things mixed up. Title and article are very different things.
the Bible says For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. which this article does. The headline and the article are as noted completely unrelated. I am encouraging SA to pull the article.
Our Lord related this parable in Luke 8. Quoting from it
5Â A sower went out to sow his seedâ€¦.
He then expounded the meaning
11Â Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
Paul used similar analogies in I Corinthians 3 when he talked about planting and watering
No one is stating that personal contact and face to face witnessing is not a necessary tool in evangelism. No one is stating that all tracts are worth the paper upon which they are printed. Paul mentioned the foolishness of preaching in evangelizing the lost. We don't throw out all preaching because some is bad.
There are countless people who have been born from above by the Spirit of God using the Word of God that was printed in a tract they had read. That served either as a seed sowed or watered and God graciously giving the increase.
The teaching of doctrine is, according to II Timothy 3:16 and 17 is for the one termed â€śthe man of Godâ€ť or we could simply say the Redeemed.
As previously quoted verses prove, it is the Word of God that is used by the Spirit of God in the conversion of sinners. Tracts put that Word out into the hands of sinners. We can but trust Him that His Word will not come back empty but prosper. (Isaiah 55:11)
Romans reminds us that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. James tells us that we were begotten to God with the Word of truth, Peter tells us we were born again by the incorruptible seed of the Word of God. More verses could be cited.
Paul didn't give a doctrinal dissertation to the Philippian jailer and he told the Corinthians he used much plainess of speech. A tract with a Biblical message of salvation that has the printed Word of God in it is an effective means to plant and sow the gospel, as always the increase is solely in God's hand.
Liberal policies gone amok. They are messing with the natural law of supply and demand by severely restricting the supply causing the price to sky rocket. Onerous regulations put on by Democrats (they own the state politically) are the reason for what this article addresses.
Remember this is the party that Jim from Lincoln and Pulitzer Prize winner George Will think you should put in power.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Yes, Scott, I'm not a subscriber to the wsj. Play I finally figured that out so that's probably why I can't get into it. This article there is no pay wall Pew Research had an interesting article on this topic excerpts from and not in the order given, "For most U.S. workers, real wages have barely budged in decades" https://tinyurl.com/y2ok8x9z Go read the whole article it's interesting and isn't that longđź‘Ť
Please note that Jimbo sites an article from over a year ago.
Even the ultra-liberal NYT headline reads
Why Wages Are Finally Rising, 10Years After the Recession
Way back in November of last year PBS noted that wages are finally ticking up
CNN business news acknowledges wages are up 2.9% and the increase is the most in a decade
â€śAbout 31% of small businesses reported paying employees more, the highest since 2000.â€ť.
Jim Lincoln wrote: At least 20 killed by a ...extremistâť—Â https://tinyurl.com/yyfgp7afÂ (Texas Walmart shooting: Twenty killed in El Paso gun attack) Since the shooter was taken alive oh, we will no doubt hear about his manifesto.đź‘Ž
read your own article, they had no clue who wrote the "manifesto". Plus you are saying that the cause of this man's actions was some how related to his skin color. That is blatant racism. You must believe that blacks are half the prison population despite being 13% of the general population because they are of a darker skin.
The blackness is found is in the heart, not the pigmentation of the skin. I hope SA removes your racist remark
sc wrote: I truly appreciate your input, Christopher and Dr. Tim. I asked an sda how they knew they were saved and they responded correctly by stating that it was faith alone in Christ alone...yet, they also are caught up in the sda cult and a big fan of Ellen G White, of course...which,of course, runs counter to Scripture. Again, thank you... His Word never goes out void and we can never go wrong if we stick to it.
They believe in soul sleep and the annihilation of the lost (hell is not eternal). They teach an Investigative Judgment that is determined during the time your soul is in a suspended state to determine whether or not you are really saved.
JohnUK I really like your emphasis on prayer and trusting God. I cannot agree with the direction you seem to have taken it. If we followed your reasoning then the jews in Estherâ€™s day should not have gone through governmental decree to reverse the one that called for their destruction, they should have just prayed to God for protection and were faithless because that wasnâ€™t all they did. Abraham should have just prayed for Lots safe return instead of going after him with his armed band to recover him. Nehemiah and Ezra were men of prayer, yet they used the governmental means given them to continue to build the wall and the Temple.
You are comparing apples to oranges brother when you site the example of Peter and Herod. Herod had already executed James at a whim. The believers had no recourse within the governmental system, they only had the option of prayer. They werenâ€™t more spiritual because of that as we note their unbelief that their prayers were answered. They had no other recourse
God has said take no thought for food or raiment, are you being faithless because you work to earn money to provide those things? Rather are you acknowledging that all wealth and ability to earn it comes from God and this is the means He has given you to provide it.
Benji, Finish the passage in Philippians 2 add Galatians 4 and Hebrews 12 and otter passages and our Lord came for a very specific purpose. Isaiah reminds us that it pleased the Lord to bruise Him. (We will never comprehend that) We are called to be a servant That doesnâ€™t mean we suffer needless abuse Remember Paul tiold those who were servitude to take the opportunity to get out if they could
Jim Lincoln wrote: So this is why so many of the GOP want to defund PBS âť—
No, the reason to defund PBS and NPR is because they should be allowed to compete in the marketplace on their own without taxpayer subsidies. If their programming is so worthwhile then advertisers will come. If it is not then we don't need to waste taxpayer dollars supporting it.
John UK wrote: Is there a biblical warrant for graduation ceremonies?
Sure John look in Matthew 25 at the parable of the talents, when they servants had done well, they were commended by the Lord.
Paul said he finished His course, and henceforth there was laid up a crown of righteousness for him.
In the Old Testament in the book of Esther chapter 2 after a year the candidates to replace the queen graduated from prep school and one was rewarded for doing it the best.
In the book of Daniel 1 the students spent 3 years in school and the Bible says
18Â Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. 19Â And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king. 20Â And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.
There is a Biblical principle to acknowledge accomplishments of those that have done well. Even when the disciples dropped the ball, our Lord commended their willing spirit.
Frank wrote: I didnâ€™t read the article! Brother U.S. using the expression â€śpulling a Frankâ€ť has a negative connotation to it, so it is a form of sarcasm. â€śUsuallyâ€ť when I donâ€™t read any of an article I will say so. IOW, I am commentating on the comment someone made. There is nothing wrong or misleading when I do that. In this thread, I was simply commenting on what John UK said. I didnâ€™t care about the article and I didnâ€™t care whether you or John read it or not. But, if you ever think that I should read an entire article, then I will. Most comments on this forum donâ€™t concern themselves with the specifics of an article. Are we good now?
My apologies, no criticism or sarcasm intended, I always looked at it as a statement of honesty. I usually read the article but like brother Christopher pretty much skip anything found on the wnd website. I was trying to follow your good example and let JohnUK know that I was commenting on a comment and had not read the article. Sorry it came across as offensive, it was never intended that way.
"This result echoes a 2017 analysis in the same academic journal by a separate team that used variation in channel listings to calculate that Fox News gave Republicans a half-point boost in 2000, building up to a six-percentage-point advantage in 2008 compared with a baseline scenario in which the channel didnâ€™t exist....
They did not find a similar significant effect for MSNBC."
Fox News is consistently one the higher watched cable channels and MSNBC is watched by comparatively few. Kinda hard to have an influence when nobody watches your station. Guess when it comes to News channels Americans are avoiding Junky TV.
Not familiar with the group and canâ€™t say they are associated with the bad organizations mentioned. Not supporting them but they do have a right to peaceably assemble. Must confess I pulled a Frank here and didnâ€™t read the article
Agree Frank the overriding principle is we ought to obey God rather than man. My point was indeed that the culture at the time of the New Testament was completely different than ours. You canâ€™t compare apples with oranges. Theyâ€™d we take our directives from how this was addressed in different cultural settings in Scripture
John, I think you know my thinking on your question so I will respond to your question with questions
Do you pass out tracts? Are they in English? Do you listen to sermons in mp3 format from here on SA? Do you have a written copy of the Bible you can carry with you? Do you use motorized transportation to get to your fellowship? When you sing Psalms are you doing so in Hebrew?
None of the above was done by the Apostolic Church