Not to belittle the loss of 17 lives, Jim, but that sounds like a typical weekend of black-on-black violence in Chicago and other major cities. Of course itâs all Donald Trumpâs fault. Black people never killed each other prior to his election.
Great advice, John, and I couldnât agree more. Meanwhile, keep an eye on the churches that are growing, the ones where genuine conversions are taking place regularly and converts are being baptized (by immersion of course) and added to the flock. Keep an eye on churches where a large percentage of the congregation is actively involved in soul winning. Observe churches that give generously to missionaries in order to get the gospel to the whole world, just as our Lord commanded. Look ar churches that send people into the poor communities and bring in people of various racial and social backgrounds so that they may hear the gospel as well. And take a look at the sign in front of the church, or on the churchâs website. Chances are youâll find words to this effect: âIndependent, fundamental, premillennial, missionary, Baptist.â And if youâre sick of your cold, dying church where nobody gets saved and little or no effort is made to get people saved, look for a church like the one I just described. It shouldnât be hard to find. Chances are it will be the one with the rundown school buses in the parking lot.
Let us say, instead, John, that argument 1 is a lot of hooey, and that it has been successfully countered, and so its primary backer lies like a dog and accuses the one who counters it of being dishonest. And ecumenical. And Roman Catholic and apostate and all the other rubbish he normally accuses people of who disagree with himâbut in a wonderfully âChristianâ manner of slinging false accusations, of course. Apology accepted, Mrs. Mc. Sorry I didnât grow up in a generation in which soccer was popular in America, thus I didnât know what âmoving the postsâ meant. Now that I do have some idea what it means, I plead not guilty.
Mrs. McCausland, I have not used any dishonesty, and you are a raging liar if you say that I have. As to âmoving the post,â I assume that is a British idiomatic expression, and I donât know what it means.
âAbout this time there lived Jesus, a wise man, if indeed one ought to call him a man. For he was one who performed surprising deeds and was a teacher of such people as accept the truth gladly. He won over many Jews and many of the Greeks. He was the Christ. And when, upon the accusation of the principal men among us, Pilate had condemned him to a CROSS...â âFlavius Josephus
â We owe all to Jesus crucified. What is your life, my brethren, but the cross? Whence comes the bread of your soul but from the cross? What is your joy but the cross? What is your delight, what is your heaven, but the Blessed One, once crucified for you, who ever lives to make intercession for you?â âCharles Spurgeon Silly Spurgeon, getting his theology from YouTube!
Ahem. A stauros can be a pole or a cross. John, you havenât proven anything except that when you get a notion, youâre like a bulldog with a bone. As Winston Churchill said, âA fanatic is one who canât change his mind and wonât change the subject.â You havenât proven that Jesus wasnât crucified in a cross, and there is no way you CAN prove it, so why do you insist on dragging this out?
I have absolutely no use for Joe Biden. I hope he doesnât get a single vote. Nevertheless, I believe the standard for him should be exactly the same as for Roy Moore and Brett Kavanaugh. In other words, Mr. Biden should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. Of course Democrats have a different idea of justice. Their philosophy is that Republicans should be considered guilty even if proven innocent, and Democrats are innocent even when proven guilty.
Iâm really impressed, Jim. You agree with âFrankieâ for once, but the temptation to slam Mr Trump is simply overwhelming, isnât it? I think itâs great that we live in a country where a manâand I use that word with some reservationsâwhose greatest responsibility is walking to the refrigerator can devote his entire being to criticizing another man who has the toughest job in the world. Youâre a real piece of work, Senor Lincoln.