All the stress-bought baby chickens will be grown and laying eggs before this thread is finished. And the final result will be the same as always: not one person will change his or her mind. Hamster on a wheel.
During World War I, Irving Berlin wrote a cute song entitled â€śThey Were All out of Step but Jim.â€ť Sorta reminds me of a certain gentleman who seems to think that that if heâ€™s the only one holding a particular position on the meaning of scripture, everyone else must be wrong.
Is yee ha a biblical principle, or is it a construct of Johnâ€™s imagination? You know the answer. A hypocrite is one who says,â€ťDo as I say, not as I do.â€ť What do you say? Base everything on the Bible. What do you do? Base some things on the Bible, and others on your own hardheaded opinions.
The whole argument against an annual celebration of the Lordâ€™s resurrection is based on the notion that such a celebration has its roots in Catholicism. How, then, could such a celebration be held in the Second Century AD when Catholicism didnâ€™t get underway until the Fourth Century?
John, you are bullying Phil, as you often bully others, and you are doing it in violation of scripture, not in accordance with it. Please consider the following: 1. Phil did not say one word about Easter. Read his post again. If you see â€śEasterâ€ť in it, please show me. 2. Phil used the passage from Romans 14 in exactly the way it was intended to be used, namely that if there is no precise scriptural commandment or proscription in a matter, Christians are free to follow their own conscience, AND OTHER CHRISTIANS ARE SPECIFICALLY BARRED FROM JUDGING THEM FOR WHAT THEY DECIDE TO DO, something you do with pharasaical zeal every time two particular holidays roll around. 3. Read Romans 14â€“ALL of itâ€”and if you donâ€™t see that you are wrong to bully others, even to the point of calling them â€śapostate, itâ€™s because in your vast pride you donâ€™t WANT to see it.
Yes, John, there are many, many verses not only in the New Testament, but in the Old as well, dealing with salvation. Rather than being many different â€śdoors,â€ť they are really different porches that all lead to the one true Door, the Lord Jesus Christ. I think this shows the marvelous graciousness of our Heavenly Father. In case we read or hear one passage of scripture and donâ€™t â€śget it,â€ť He makes sure there are other passages that we do get.
Here in South Mississippi, JAG, possums have been seen strolling hand-in-hand inside the mall, and armadillos are sitting under the big umbrellas at Biloxi Beach. The coyotes are hanging out at stoplights and washing the windshields of the few cars that are still on the road, demanding cash or roadkill in return. I sure hope things get back to some semblance of normalcy soon. The only thing worse than anarchy is animalarchy.
True, John. Iâ€™m afraid we have turned soul winning into little more than salesmanship. Let there be no conviction, no repentance, no seeing oneself as a wretched, undone sinner on whom the wrath of God abides. If we can just get them to say the â€śsinnerâ€™s prayer,â€ť we have â€śwonâ€ť them and can add their tick to our tally. Pfui. Iâ€™d rather see one man bawling his eyes out under genuine Holy Ghost conviction than to see a hundred mindlessly mouthing a 1-2-3, repeat-after-me â€śsinnerâ€™s prayer.â€ť