Christopher000 wrote: Pornography is disgusting, at any level. Given today's, free-for-all, almost, anything goes, atmosphere, People become callous to things so quickly, so I'm guessing that the already, super vile, has digressed to a new level of low, when it comes to what's now available for people to view. I don't even like thinking about it, because the wickedness is probably so shocking these days. I've never been into any sort of pornography, but I have looked a few times, here and there, long, long ago. I very clearly remember how incredibly dirty and disgusting it all made me feel, and it took a while to shake those feelings off. I remember the feelings of pure evil, and I knew, even back then, that I had no business peeking into that vile world.
Yes Chris, your comment was right on. Pornography devalues women to the extent that they are deemed objects. If women truly understood the evil this causes, they would fight against those women participating in and promoting it. For some strange reason, the feminist movement doesnâ€™t normally discourage it, but they hate the men that become addicted to it; and they should.
It is an addiction the same as alcohol and drug addiction.
John UK wrote: Acts 2:36-39 KJV (36) Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. (37) Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? (38) Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. (39) For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. My point is that it did not take months of night school to convince these Jews that Jesus was the Christ. In fact within the space of a few minutes, God had turned them around so that they repented, they received Christ as Messiah and were baptised and filled with the Spirit. Today we leave God outside the door.
Hey brother. I have just a moment, but I want to say great post and I couldn't agree more. My example is always the thief on the cross. I doubt very seriously if he could withstand one of my theology attacks, but he is with Christ.
â€śNew laws taking aim at Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that established federal protection for legal abortion, have passed in nine states. Some would limit abortions to as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, or when a fetal heartbeat is detected. Alabamaâ€™s legislation would effectively prohibit the procedure, except in health emergencies.â€ť
Well, 6 weeks is better than 36 weeks! There are no health emergencies that would necessitate targeting the unborn. The below refutes Jimâ€™s concept of the life of the mother.
"When the life of the mother is truly threatened by her pregnancy, if both lives cannot simultaneously be saved, then saving the motherâ€™s life must be the primary aim. If through our careful treatment of the motherâ€™s illness the pre-born patient inadvertently dies or is injured, this is tragic and, if unintentional, is not unethical and is consistent with the pro-life ethic. But the intentional killing of an unborn baby by abortion is never necessary."
And, nothing can ever undo Roe V. Wade. It is considered precedent and is for all practical purposes permanent law. All we can do is regulate this murdering.
John UK wrote: Frank, when you talk about these RV's, are they shot RV's which are just parked up and never move again? Or fully working vehicles which are driven about? And if so, where do they park up to have electric, water and so on?
Both! Most of the places where they allow RV to park and stay overnight, have electricity that they pay a small amount for. Some park their RVs there permanently. Not sure about water though?
John UK wrote: I would love to live in an RV, but I cannot afford to, and the guv makes it impossible in the UK anyway.
Good morning brother and fellow pilgrim on the narrow road!
In Fla. where I live, living in RVs is very common. My guess is there are 10s of thousands doing it. Also, mobile homes are extremely common here. I have never seen a mobile home park in Europe and don't remember any RV parks. I wonder why?
Anyway, I do know they are well equipped and lot rent is very cheap.
Christopher000 wrote: Frank Wrote: "The key issue is this person is evil and mentally deranged. Society needs to blame something in culture that makes them commit mass murder. They simply cannot resolve themselves to truly believe there is in fact a devil and that devil is in fact a murderer. Trump is an easy target and to believe his thoughts regardless of what they are is the cause of these things is simply Trump Derangement Syndrome." Thanks Frank! "Trump derangement syndrome"...ha-ha...don't think Ive heard that one. So true though. The liberals have gone mad, and their derangement is a strange thing to see as its all unfolded, and the catalyst is a pure hatred for a man, and their loss of control a few years ago. The really infuriating part is that mainstream media, and Hollywood, etc., are colluding with them to fill the American public to overflowing with outrageous lies, and few do their due diligence to vet the things they hear.
I just started giving credence to the Trump Derangement syndrome, but I have heard the term for a while now. It means, he can do no right and he is responsible for everything that goes wrong. That is how bad people hate him.
John UK wrote: Thanks brother and fellow pilgrim on the narrow road which leads to life. Can I ask you a couple of questions? Tell me bro, do you have any idea what "take the mark" means"? I do not have an answer to this. And do you also think that "forsaketh not all that he hath" means "putteth all that he hath at the disposal of the Lord Jesus Christ, to be used as He seeth fit"? Thanks bro.
Just a quick answer. I don't know what the mark is, but I believe it will be some type of computer chip implant. It is something that means we desire to worship the antichrist and have pledged allegiance to him.
I think a disciple simply desires and knows that everything they have belongs to the Lord and "He" can do what He will with us or what we possess. It is not something that I decide.
John UK wrote: Thanks for the info, sister. Yes it is unfortunate there seems to be a severe lack of teaching on taking up a cross. Maybe the current generation love their life too much? I don't know. How about if every church was to do a big series on counting the cost of being a Christian? Or on receiving Christ as Lord as well as Saviour? Or on preparing to die for Jesus? Or on realising that through much tribulation we must enter the kingdom of God? Things like that, in preference to patting the church on the head and saying, "There, there." Old books on missions seem full of sacrifices and hardships and God's blessings and spiritual warfare and revivals.
Yes brother well said and your points were outstanding. How someone can say they belong to Christ, but are not one of His disciples is something that confuses me.
During the tribulation, those that are found by the antichrist will either die for the sake of the gospel or take the mark that means they will worship the false Christ.
Luke 14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
Christopher000 wrote: Hey Mike, my guess is that this guy got all of his news, like so many others, from the mainstream outlets, instead of balancing the sources. Say I'm right...then, as far as this guy knew, Trump was in fact a raging bigot, and hated Hispanics, etc. Bottomline though, is that it takes much more than anything like that to get a mentally healthy human being to murder, so there's a much bigger picture than a murderous response to mere words. The guy was a psychological mess...
Well said Chris! The key issue is this person is evil and mentally deranged. Society needs to blame something in culture that makes them commit mass murder. They simply cannot resolve themselves to truly believe there is in fact a devil and that devil is in fact a murderer.
Trump is an easy target and to believe his thoughts regardless of what they are is the cause of these things is simply Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: 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
I agree brother, good comment. Jim would say that even though 95% of blacks voted for Obama, that wasn't racism. Jim admits he voted for him, but my guess is he would put a different spin on his motives.
I remember when I was working, we had a public reception room that had a TV. When they announced the O.J. Simpson verdict; all the blacks had gathered to hear it and they all left raising their hands and literally saying "praise the Lord". No racism there either.
Well there is a good bet that those women donâ€™t adhere to the below Titus 2:5 verse. (Sarcasm) Not all that long ago most women simply sought a man that would be faithful to her and provide for her and she could stay home and be a wife and mother. Not any more. The worldwide womenâ€™s liberation movement says that a woman has a choice; to either work or find a husband to provide for her. It appears they clearly chose the work idea. From the article:
â€śThe shift is tied to the changing Japanese work force. Close to 70 percent of women ages 15 to 64 now have jobs â€” a record.â€ť
I have never researched this comment, but my guess is America led the way. And this so-called liberation movement has taken over our churches as well.
Titus 2:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Much is more than likely due to lack of contentment with the things we already have (Hebrews 13:5)
Perfectly said brother and 13:5 is a verse that we should all embrace. The below on one of my favorite verses and fits well with yours:
Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
I have personally failed miserably in the area of trusting and being satisfied with the things we have. And then I remember the poor Christians who live in poverty. Or a man who was being burned at the stake looking out in the crowd and seeing his wife and children now without a provider. But, still praising his Lord and Savior.
David Gelernter, a famed Yale University professor, has publicly renounced his belief in Darwinâ€™s theory, calling it a â€śbeautiful ideaâ€ť that has been effectively disproven,â€ť the College Fix reported.
The above is as far as I was able to read?
Anyway, the theory of evolution isnâ€™t a beautiful idea. It was purely satanic from the beginning and there is no semblance of truth to it; not even a minute truth. Its only purpose was to lead people away from the creation account and the true Creator.
I have talked to many folks over the years about evolution. I asked the ones who said they believe in it, why they believe it. They would give me some scientific reason and I would then ask them if they were scientists. They all said no, so I asked them why they believe something they couldnâ€™t possibly understand. Sarcasm below:
There was this cell that decided to multiply. This cell somehow in spite of irreducible complexity grew into a fully alive human being. It then knew that it couldnâ€™t reproduce without the opposite sex, so it started all over again with the mathematical impossibility of forming the opposite sex. Now multiply this times a few million and you get the world today.
Frank wrote: I remember my mother used to go to Pentecostal tent meetings where they would say if anyone wants to be baptized into the Holy Spirit to come to the front. She did and she couldn't speak in tongues. They whispered into her ear to just start mumbling and it would come to her. The baptism of the Holy Spirit ended at Pentecost. If you want a meditation I did on that subject, just email me. I won't discuss this with you on the forum.
One of the brothers corrected me on my wording of the above. I shouldn't have said Pentecost, but during the book of acts. IOW it ended when the church was established.
Mike wrote: Agenda prophets are always predicting that which profits them. As for true sky is falling scenario, with trillions of debt, and without ending the totally undisciplined spending, how can it not happen at some point? Unless we be the first in history to bypass the balancing of the economic books.
I agree Mike, there will be a massive decline some day. The insiders wonâ€™t be affected, but we peons will lose all that we have. When that occurs, then I think the below verses will take on the significance they were intended to have.
1 Timothy 6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Isnâ€™t it wonderful that our Lord can see all of our hearts, intentions and motives! And He also said how hard it was for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God; not to love this world; and that the love of money was the root of all evil.
Dolores wrote: Frank, I donâ€™t know your email but am interested in your meditation on the subject as I did leave after a few years..
Well Dolores, if you read closely there was nothing in my reply to you that was ugly. All I did was respond to what I felt was you saying that you received the baptism in the Holy Spirit and I believe that is not possible in the sense you meant it.
You have corrected or disagreed with many folks over the years, so I'm not sure of the personal dilemma?
Anyway, if you want the meditation, then my email is noted right after my name on my moniker line. It shows an "envelope". You simply click on that and SA will get your request and forward it to me. I will then respond directly to you.
If you have changed your mind, then simply ignore this post. I won't be offended in any way.
Addendum: I will never share your email address or anything we discuss with anyone for any reason. In fact, no one will ever even know you responded to me.
I agree with your assessment of their defense group. I have always believed that most catholic priests are homosexuals and 99 percent of their church clergy support that abomination. The mere fact that they donâ€™t allow them to marry supports that thought.
The RCC is the perfect place for homosexuals and pedophiles to practice their abominations. They have relations with one another or some child and then simply confess it to each other and then they absolve one another. What a sham. As a child and teenager, I went to lots of confessions.
I read once where future priests are asked if they are homosexuals. If they say yes, then it doesnâ€™t matter as long as they claim they have not practiced if for a specific period of time.
Dolores wrote: Cont They gathered around me to pray for me to receive the Holy Ghost which I never knew or heard about but for some reason it became clear to me how important it was for me to seek for. Yet, I said them,â€ť No, Iâ€™m not worthy.â€ť
I remember my mother used to go to Pentecostal tent meetings where they would say if anyone wants to be baptized into the Holy Spirit to come to the front. She did and she couldn't speak in tongues. They whispered into her ear to just start mumbling and it would come to her.
The baptism of the Holy Spirit ended at Pentecost. If you want a meditation I did on that subject, just email me. I won't discuss this with you on the forum.