Furthermore we have the Jews in Esther using the laws of heathen lands to turn about what would have been their destruction,.
Neither Nehemiah or Ezra decided that because an opposing group told them to stop that it was the godly thing to do. They both appealed to the law that allowed them to do what they were doing to continue the work. Laws established by heathen kings. The women whose son was raised from the dead by Elisha used the law to get back her property.
Plenty of Scriptural precedent to say it is right to expect the law to be correctly applied to Christians and to use redress that is given to them if it is not
John UK wrote: Quiet Christian, once again, you appear to be saying that you support an alliance "who are simply fighting for the rights of Christians", which thing does not have any biblical warrant, indeed, it is antithetical to the Christianity taught by Jesus Christ.
Paul used his "rights" as a Roman citizen to avoid being scourged and get an apology for being falsely imprisioned.
JohnUK, he Lord did not live in a society where you had been granted the unalienable right by law to freedom of religion and speech, so humanly speaking He could not have claimed any. The comparison to modern day is not valid.
Also, He came for exact purpose of giving His life for HIs sheep (Philippians 2:7,8) so even if He had redress for His grievances He would not have taken it.
the Bible speaks against stealing and the LBTQ community is trying to steal the lawful practices of Christians that have been granted to them via the Constitution. I take it you don't condone stealing and think the practice of it should be stopped.
Claiming lawful privileges is not an abandonment of our position as slaves to our Lord and Savior. There is no commandment to be a doormat for people to abuse.
"Oregon‚Äôs **Democrat-controlled** House passed legislation that will ensure that LGBTQ issues are included in public school curricula, including elementary grades....Gov. Kate Brown **(D)** signed the bill into law on June 4. It goes into effect on January 1, 2020. The summary of the bill states that by September 30, 2026, textbooks and instructional materials for the above courses should include ‚Äúperspectives of individuals who are .. lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.‚ÄĚ ‚Ä¶there is no available opt-out for students who do not wish to be exposed to the material‚ÄĚ
This is the party that Jim from Lincoln and Pulitzer Prize winning writer George Will want you to vote into power.
That is another thing that should be noted that is true of posts here, Hello.
Both John Yurich and Jim from Lincoln have as one of the goals of their posts to provoke a response. They say stuff and sit back and wait for the responses to come back. Thus you get the previous post by Jim as an example and John's comment about the length of the piano player's dress. John even lamented once that no responded to his post in which he made a rather unbelievable claim.
Please keep that in mind when observing people's responses to them.
We not here on a 30 person face time conference, so we can‚Äôt see facial expressions, or hear tone, or watch body language. Our only clues are the words that are typed and how they come across.¬†¬†I think of the many times people have acknowledged brother Christopher as a Barnabas because of His encouraging and understanding spirit.¬†¬†It comes across in the words that he posts.
This is why we should pray for wisdom (James 1:5) and grace in the expression of our thoughts. Yet the One of whom the Psalmist stated that grace was poured into His lips sometimes offered sharp rebukes to those He loved¬†¬†(Matthew 16:23) when it was appropriate¬†¬†¬†Our rule should be, first of all to glorify God in all things, yet also to no strive but be gentle unto all men, to patiently give instruction with¬†¬†an attitude of meekness. I do pray that people will forgive me for the times I have not heeded my own musings I am sharing here.¬†¬†
Hello, hello, hello... wrote: Remember none of us poor sinners possess omniscience so we can't know often the motives of a particular poster.
There is obviously a great deal of truth in saying that we are not all knowing like God is.¬†¬†But I think before we say we can‚Äôt tell what people‚Äôs motives are we should consider the words of our Lord who told us that good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things and an evil man out the evil treasure of his heart evil things, for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
If we cannot see people‚Äôs attitudes, intentions, and motives in what people write then words are meaningless.¬†¬†Words express both thoughts and attitudes. Do we sometimes misinterpret or misunderstand, why of course, that is part of being human. I have done more than my fair share of that here.¬†¬†I try and question is this what you are saying, yet sometimes it is impossible to miss the obvious.¬†¬†¬†
Jim Lincoln wrote: Good article, ūüĎé about bad behavior ūüĎé
Kind of reminds of Obama's pastor and Obama himself for that matter, read any of his books or notice he told Seinfeld that cursing was how he relieves stress Jimbo? Yet not ONE word of condemnation from you about it. Trump should be called out and condemned for his words, he's got a foul mouth (not the first President with that problem) but your silence about the same behavior from his predecessor is deafening.
Frank wrote: The anti-abortion has always been ‚Äúgenerally‚ÄĚ a farce. They have never promoted the death penalty for abortion providers and they have never promoted the death penalty for the women who have murdered their unborn children. They frequently call it murder, but they never call it murder worthy of prosecution for murder. Is that not hypocritical or is it just me? All they have done is try and regulate it or one could say reduce the numbers. How can someone regulate murder? Now, in spite of what I said above, I praise the Lord when He does anything to reduce the numbers of abortions.
Maybe it is just a reality check. The chance of getting a law passed that acknowledges abortion is murder and the mother and the doctor should stand trial has zero percentage of passing. Whereas putting restrictions on that limit the number of babies killed has proven to have success.
Locks on doors certainly doesn't deter all burglaries but we don't say that the lock manufactures are hypocrites because they can't stop all break ins.
Hmmmm, it seems that since Jim‚Äôs quote turns out not only to be misleading (by implying that the decrease in those claiming charitable giving deductions meant there was less charitable giving ) but completely false (there was actually an increase in charitable giving) that we would see Jim come to the rescue and apologize for posting what turned out to be fallacious and deceitful material. But all we have so far is Jiminy Crickets. How about it Jimbo, you gonna come clean here?
Stevenr wrote: If you really think about it, there are no major corporations:shopping venues out there that are Christian in their ideology or practice. I hear people mention boycotting cell phone makers and shoe makers and every other thing you can think of, but in the end if you do that it will not have any impact on them‚ÄĒ honestly, if you gathered every saved individual in the world together it would still not equivilate enough pressure on those corporations to change‚Ä¶ At some point we are going to have to understand that we are in the world, not of the world‚Ä¶ and the world is never going to conform to us. .... Just saying
Excellent comment, good to see you posting brother.
According to a site that rates companies on their support of LBQT issues, most companies that have made what you own, as well as the places you shop and services you use are recipients of a100% score. (Obviously companies like Chik-fil-a and Hobby Lobby didn‚Äôt score very good)
In I Corinthians 8 Paul didn‚Äôt say buying the discounted meat was wrong because it supported idol worshipers. He only warned of causing a weaker brother to stumble
In reading through the comments I would say to characterize dear sister ladybug as a feminist or an Arminian is not accurate and a retraction of such thoughts in an appropriate manner would be advised.
Please note this is what happens when you worship Calvinism and not God. So I am not speaking against all who follow and adhere to its doctrines
DD speaks of those he claims are lost (his premise is wrong about those of whom he speaks) with disdain and glories in their destruction not wishing their deliverance. God has no delight in the death of the wicked but that they turn from their wickedness and live, DD delights in their deserved eternal destruction. What caused tears in the eyes of Paul and caused him to even wish himself to be accursed from Christ finds a heart of stone in DD. There will be a time in eternity when we will rejoice in God‚Äôs righteous judgment of those who know not God. In our time here below we should sow in tears that by God‚Äôs grace, Who alone can give the increase, we can reap in joy.
Note the difference between what the Bible says and DD's attitude (II Timothy 2)
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will
Mike wrote: Sadly US, when the very words of the written Word are chopped up, this sort of thing happens. Evidence that those things spoken of in Galatians 5:22,23 is missing, while thinking they do God service.
Sad indeed. I am not saying the problem is Calvinism or the writings of the Canons of Dordt, but with the one who makes them their god and uses it as an excuse to act in a very uncharitable manner and even worse setting themselves up as judge and jury of the eternal destiny of men's souls.
Yet I realize that apart from the grace of God, that person would be me.
Well, I will surely be blistered in a response. But as Spurgeon once said,
If any man thinks ill of you, do not be angry with him, for you are worse than he thinks you to be.
That is surely true of me.
God bless you brother Mike, again, glad to see you back.
This is what happens folks when you worship Calvinism and the Canons of Dort instead of the Lord God of the Bible. You gloss over your clear violation of the first commandment and find fault with others to cover up your hypocrisy.