Lurker wrote: So it's wrong for real Christians to "try to force the kingdom on others" but you approve of Barber's heretical social justice gospel which is Marxism doctored up with Christian lipstick? How sad you can't see how far you've fallen.
The only person I put up was the comment from the president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Of course, I've always said Hillary Clinton was much more moral than Donald Trump and I'll still hold to that.
And to point out something John MacArthur had to say,
https://tinyurl.com/jko49r6Â (Christians and Politics, Part 3)
John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world. ---ESV
I would no doubt assume that it applies to liberals this as much as it does to conservatives.
Mike, I believe this is what the latest at Pew research has on the topic which is dated August of 2019, and it shows a growing trend in support of abortion. This of course once again shows a failure of,
https://tinyurl.com/y576t94tÂ (Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?) âđ
Pew Research wrote: .... The new survey by Pew Research Center, conducted July 22-August among 4,175 adults, also finds little support for overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that established a womanâs right to an abortion. Seven-in-ten say they do not want to see the Roe v. Wade decision completely overturned; 28% say they would like to see the Supreme Court completely overturn the 1973 decision.
Consistent with these views, a majority of Americans say their greater concern is that some states are making it too difficult (59%) rather than too easy (39%) for people to be able to get an abortion....
excerpt from, "U.S. Public Continues to Favor Legal Abortion, Oppose Overturning Roe v. Wade"
Somewhere I put up a comment by George Will on abortion, and he seems to be against it, as a general principle. He is also against authoritarian Christianity
Nancy Pelosi wrote: I donât want to go anywhere near the White House. Itâs one of the most dangerous places in the country,...
I said yesterday to my colleagues, I said there are those who say that the steroids had an impact on people's thinking, I don't know, but there are those health care providers who say that,... Also, if you have the coronavirus, it has an impact, as well. So the combination is something that should be viewed....
I think it's true to form. I think that the president has always had erratic behavior. Right now it's very, very dangerous, because he knows the danger of the virus, but he's in denial, as he was right from the start. Denial, delay, distortion,... ....
excerpt from, "Trump made 'terrible mistake' calling for stop to stimulus talks: Pelosi"
If things keep going like they are, it could very well be President Pelosi, for a couple of weeks anyway.
The talk between Democrats and Republicans may be back on again?
This should make you happy, Lbug:
"Trump insisting on working from Oval Office despite isolation rules, infectionÂ risks"
The above URL will help you look at the variety of columns that he has, if memory serves not all of them are complementary of Democrats or Biden, or the New Deal for that matter. we
No, Mike, the majority doesn't set my standards nor really the low standards of the evangelicals who support certain people-who shall remain nameless--the majority however does set the standards for the country, remember â
1 Timothy 1:8-11
8. But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9. realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers 10. and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, 11. according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted. -- https://tinyurl.com/has82mk (NASB)
AP wrote: Facebook says it will ban groups that openly support QAnon, the baseless conspiracy theory that paints US President Donald Trump as a secret warrior against a supposed child-trafficking ring run by celebrities and "deep state" government officials.
â˘The QAnon conspiracy theory started online, but has been linked to real-world violence and criminal behaviour
â˘It has seeped into mainstream politics, with several Republicans running for election in the United States supporting the theory
â˘Facebook says it will take time to remove all the content ....
excerpt from, "Facebook to ban QAnon conspiracy theory content from its social media platform"
The snippet I took is hardly a good example of a interesting article that contains useful information
Take a look at George Will's last sentence, In my excerpt from his column, it's as true for Republicans as it is for Democrats. Lot of support for Biden is getting coming from Republicansâđ You all should have picked a different candidate for President.
George F. Will wrote: .... BidenÂ doesÂ notÂ endorseÂ Medicare-for-all: He understands, as some competitors for the nomination amazingly did not, that for several decades organized laborâs most important agenda has been negotiating employer-provided health care as untaxed compensation. Similarly, BidenÂ does not opposeÂ fracking, which provides many of the more thanÂ 300,000Â Pennsylvania jobs supported by the oil and gas industry, and many others inÂ Ohio and elsewhere. He understands, as some progressives seem not to, that presidential elections are won not by pleasing the most intense faction but by assembling a temperate coalition.
excerpt from, "Biden's election will end national nightmare 2.0"
Note also, Mike, The majority of Americans are much more liberal than the Evangelical/right-wing Catholic Axis. They consider abortion under many circumstances acceptable --Including Trump, I mght add, than the axis.
The arguments there were about prohibition can can be applied to abortion as this 1921 article showsâ
Louis Graves wrote: ...And the statement I have quoted is literally true: prohibition [antiabortion] is a rich manâs law, as the case now stands. Whatever it may be in theory, it is that in fact. Persons well supplied with money can get alcoholic drink [an abortion] practically whenever they want it. That it may be different in the future, that the law may eventually weigh equally upon all classes, does not interest the poor man [woman ]balked of his beer [her abortion]. âWhatâs that to me?â he asks. âIâll be dead by that time.â A reform that is so far ahead of public sentiment that it cannot be enforced except upon the lowly is a powerful incentive to that very class-antagonism which is to-day such a dangerous factor in our national life.
National Prohibition [antiabortionism] has been an artificial and unhealthy growth. To social reform it is what the get-rich-quick scheme is to finance....
excerpt from, "Relative Values in Prohibition"
Mike, anybody who is anti abortion has to be pro-universal health care otherwise it's completely hypocriticalâđ
As the National Association of Evangelicalsâ official public policy document (FOR THE HEALTH OF THE NATION) insists, âFaithful evangelical civic engagement and witness must champion a biblically balanced agenda.â Therefore we oppose âone issueâ political thinking because it lacks biblical balance.
Knowing that the most common reason women give for abortion is the financial difficulty of another child, we appreciate a number of Democratic proposals that would significantly alleviate that financial burden: accessible health services for all citizens, affordable childcare, a minimum wage that lifts workers out of poverty.
For these reasons, we believe that on balance, Joe Bidenâs policies are more consistent with the biblically shaped ethic of life than those of Donald Trump. Therefore, even as we continue to urge different policies on abortion, we urge evangelicals to elect Joe Biden as president."...
excerpt from, "Pro-life Evangelicals for Biden"
The Christian Post had a more detailed look at this group,
ABC.net.au wrote: Waving pro-Trump placards and flags, dozen of Donald Trump supporters lined a road outside the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the US to cheer on the President as he drove by in a bulletproof, black SUV.
Key points: â˘Walter Reed physician Dr James P Phillips said those with Mr Trump on the "completely unnecessary presidential 'drive-by'" will now have to be quarantined
â˘Some Secret Service agents have expressed concern about the lackadaisical attitude toward masks and social distancing inside the White House
â˘Waving pro-Trump placards and flags, Mr Trump's supporters lined the road eagerly awaiting his motorcade
excerpt from, "Supporters cheer on Donald Trump motorcade as Walter Reed..."
Trump must be truly back to his old self since he's tweeting again.
45. that you may be children of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust. 46. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Donât even the tax collectors do the same? 47. If you only greet your friends, what more do you do than others? Donât even the tax collectors do the same? 48. Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
Barnes New testament notes wrote: Verse 45. That ye may be the children of your Father. In Greek, the sons of your Father. The word son has a variety of significations. Mt 1:1. Christians were called the sons or children of God in several of these senses: as his offspring; as adopted; as his disciples; as imitators of him. In this passage, the word is used because, in doing good to enemies, they resemble God. He makes his sun to rise on the evil and good, and sends rain, without distinction, on the just and unjust. So his people should show that they imitate or resemble him, or possess his spirit by doing good in a similar way.