Sorry to hear about your nephew, Dave. Ladybug, no one suggested that God saves sinners through any other agency than the gospel. But if every saved person gave his or her testimony, it would show that God uses our own situations to bring us to a point where we are ready to respond with repentance and faith to Holy Ghost conviction.
God used a chariot ride (Acts 8), a trip to a town well (John 4), and a song and seismic activity (Acts 16) to draw peopleâs attention to their need for a Saviour. I wouldnât be so dismissive of His ability to use circumstances, including a pandemic, to get peoplesâ attention today.
LB, while I am disturbed by the false gospels you mentioned, I am far more concerned about the many Christians who donât seem to care about spreading the true gospel. If the average Christian made no more effort to earn a living than he does to share the gospel, he would starve to death in three months.
The United States Supreme Court, that gaggle of progressives who are SUPPOSED to uphold the Constitution, has now ruled that Nevada can legally allow casinos to operate at fifty percent of capacity, but churches can only have fifty people in attendance regardless of the size of the building. I prayed again this morning that Ginsburg and her God-hating, America-destroying cronies would kick the bucket forthwith.
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Iâd like to see some of these Muslim punks fall into the hands of some of the good olâ boys from the backwoods of North Georgia where I grew up. Iâm willing to bet theyâd never lay hands on a little child again.
Mike, it seems that Christians only fast when we are desperate. Monday I was desperate and fasted and prayed; Wednesday I received the answer to my prayer. Not that I donât pray at other times. Itâs just that some things are never going to happen âbut by prayer and fasting.â
Ladybug, donât forget that even elect sheep start out as lambs. When I first got saved, I accepted at face value anyone who said he or she was a Christian simply because I didnât know any better. The wonderful Book of Proverbs has much to say about knowledge, understanding and wisdom, but I think itâs important to remember that it also contains the word âinstructionâ more than two dozen times. I am by no means defending the Catholic guv, but early in my Christian walk I may have simply because I had not yet received sufficient instruction not to. (I recall that you said that you yourself had some doctrinal weaknesses early in your career as a believer.). Peter was commanded to âFeed my sheep,â but he was also told to âFeed my lambs,â and naturally a lamb cannot be expected to have the strength and maturity of a full-grown sheep. Lambs need instructionâbut so do old rams like yours truly.
Jim, 81 percent of gang members are what is currently referred to as âpeople of color.â These young âpeople of colorâ commit more violent crimes each year than white supremacists have committed since the turn of the century. (Wow, arenât statistics sticky little things?). Ever thought about getting out of the basement and doing a little mentoring? Oh, I forgotâitâs all Donald Trumpâs fault.
Jimâs mom drives an unmarked car when she goes to Kroger for his Cheetos. His dad drives an unmarked car to Walmart to pick up games for Jimâs Xbox. So why all the fuss about unmarked cars being used to swoop up rotten lousy stinking domestic terrorists? Go ahead and throw them in an unmarked jail while youâre at it. Gitmo would work.