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Not really, WP, the Arabs would be lucky to get a cabinet seat I don't know even if Netanyahu can be counted out yet. he may still also go to trial even if he became a Prime Minister again. his wife already made a plea deal for her behavior.
the article that I reference from the Jerusalem Post covers the topic fairly well. As FDR displayed all too well a person in a powerful can stay too long. This is one reason why we got an additional amendment to our Constitution. đź‘Ť
Well, this article comes from a source that has as checkered past as the New American does except it has a liberal bias-but is known still for accuracy in reporting. I do put it up because the article is sourced, and looks reasonably accurateâť—
Tess Owen wrote: Department of Homeland Security is finally, officially recognizing white supremacist terror as a major national security threat in the U.S. â€” a threat thatâ€™s coming from the inside....
...The news will come as some relief for national security and extremism experts, who for years and with increasing urgency have sounded the alarm about the threat of white nationalist terror.... .... Many of the priorities listed in the 41-page document [In the original article it links to this PDF file đź‘Ť] align with what extremism and counterterrorism experts have suggested during various recent hearings on domestic terrorism before congress....
excerpt from, "DHS Just Finally Recognized White Nationalism as a Major Terror Threat"
Something to be more worried about then what this school is doing.
Strange, Mike, this certainly has something to do with the color of skin because it's obnoxious bunch are known for their Whitenessâť—đź‘Ž
Ah, just saw you latest, John. Why would approaching the larger group of people be Arminian?
Also, the concept of free speech zones goes against the right of free speech in a truly public place.
If the Chicago wanted to shut down speech in that area, they have to sell off that portion of the park to a private foundation that forwards the tourist attraction. The foundation would have the right to post "no solicitation" notices and seek law enforcement assistance in maintaining it. But the city does not. It's a broader issue here in the US, these so-called free spech zones, where we are concerned for our political/citizenship rights which has taken the right of the speaker away and given it to be the right of the hearer.
...a public place where, within certain boundaries often involving volume of sound, anyone can say their piece to the world. For this right to erode would be incredibly detrimental to the future of the nation, allowing totalitarianism to grow further. The other place, by the way, is a sidewalk.
We are citizens of Heaven but not there yet. We remain citizens with responsibilities for the cities, counties, nations, etc we find ourselves. It is, in fact, part of the Creation mandate to manage this world while waiting for the one to come. The Lord sustains, directly and thru us, this world. We Americans have the responsibility to establish and maintain what is right, like the right of free speech.
Having read your response to me as well as your responses to others, I think I am beginning to see your point. Might I say that you do not see an example of street preaching in the Scriptures, which is culturally unacceptable IN Wales anyway, and you don't see an example in which hostility to the local authority's insistence is living in a quiet and peaceful manner?
There isn't a terrible amount of difference between handing out tracts and verbally being a tract, so I'm not totally sure I understand where you are coming from here. "How can they hear without a preacher?"
I think you could have a valid point with the second piece if I've teased that one out correctly. What is the point in which political rights intersect with our Christian responsibility to share the Gospel?
Knowing how things are here in America, the concept of the "public square" as a place of public discourse is incredibly important to that basic freedom of speech. But, as in a shopping center, there really are few truly public places -- most real property is owned by a private entity like a person or company. Owners have the right to allow the use of their property for specific uses but not other uses. But a public park owned by the city, county, state, etc is truly
Just in case some folks didn't know this, the Millennium Park has a specific zone within the park where anyone can exercise their freedom of speech and either campaign for a political party, preach on climate change, bear Christian testimony, or whatever they want to do. It's like Speaker's Corner in Hyde Park, London.
The park is a tourist attraction, and many people attend what is called "The Bean", and so these students wanted to preach in this area (zone) simply because there were more people there. [Presumably they thought that their chances of getting conversions were better, because there were more people to witness to.] Oops, sorry, that is arminist thinking.
The truth is, that on the way to the park, in true evangelism, God, in his providence, could have arranged for a meetup with a prepared soul, whose heart was already hungry for the word of the gospel.
This is walking in the Spirit, not the flesh (which is DIY evangelism). It is depending on God totally, seeing HIM at work, being a part of what HE is doing, not doing it yourself and thinking yourself to be something or somebody, when you are nothing. God works with old clay pots, so that HE will have glory.
Its make obvious sense that any ministry or company has guidelines that the members have to follow. These Mormons were certainly familiar with their statement of faith and should know that this was coming once they sorted through the files...
Frank wrote: Good morning brother! Yes, I'm sure the powers to be are having a laugh among their inner circles. Most know that many wars are started through lies. Look at Iraq and VN just to name a couple. No weapons of mass destruction, etc. Have a great day!
Good morning Frank! Yes, we can take with a pinch of salt all that we are permitted to hear on the local news broadcast. However, just a couple more incidents from Iran, and I believe this will mark the start of a big fight in the playground, before the bell goes for lessons.
Sister B, I'm not sure what you were saying in your numero uno, but I'll try to answer as best I can.
1. Speaking for where I live in Wales, I don't know any of today's churches who believe in preaching the gospel outdoors. Those Christians who do are regarded as oddballs and weirdos, which is why I am very happy to depart this world for a better place. In my county no-one cares if our freedoms are taken away, because we're not using them anyway.
2. No, the apostles never used DIY evangelism.
3. DIY evangelism is trying to make converts without God. It is going somewhere not authorised by God. It is not going somewhere authorised by God. The worst example I have ever seen of a DIY church evangelising is Westboro Baptist Church (the late Fred Phelps team). It is evangelising without grace, without love, without truth. It is evangelising in such a way as to bring disrepute to the name of Christ.
In this scenario, the park authorities had to repeatedly tell this group to cease their witnessing in the park. Has any good come of this? No. And now the students are all hot under the collar and are taking the city to court. Why not just go tracting and preaching where the city will permit them? It's because they are DIY'ers. Is God with them?
John UK wrote: It's incredible bro. Iran knocks out an expensive American drone out of the sky, attacks oil tankers off its coast, impounds a British flagged tanker in its own waters, secures the release of one of its own tankers from Gibraltar by promising not to send it to Syria, and then they send it to Syria. Are they having a good larf or what? It's all close to the edge stuff.
Good morning brother! Yes, I'm sure the powers to be are having a laugh among their inner circles. Most know that many wars are started through lies. Look at Iraq and VN just to name a couple. No weapons of mass destruction, etc.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Neil, where did you [get the?] URL for the the first article?
Internet search engine. A name like that isn't hard to find.
Unless BP has the gift of prophecy, how could they know what happens two decades hence? Extrapolating a graph beyond the current year is Induction, a formal fallacy. And is it prudent to believe everything self-interested corporations claim? They could be publishing cynical feel-good propaganda to head off political persecution. Or else they are as self-deluded as the Earth worshipers.
John UK wrote: ... for preventing their evangelising in a public park. What I'm looking for is a biblical precedent for this, and there is none. If they had not had a DIY method of evangelism, they would have heard the Holy Spirit speaking in their ear what they ought to do, and it wasn't to keep winding up the park authorities.
1. John, in an gospel-adverse society liberties are lost if not fought for, given that means in place allow, which means come God granted and always subject to his kind mercy and sovereignty. The dismantling of God given freedoms is on.
Reading the article the Illinois Religious Freedom Restoration Act appears to be the justified reason why they are seeking to sue the park keepers who think they are the Gate Keepers of religious freedom in stopping evangelism or religious debate. The students are the ones obeying God as they frequently returned to witness whilst breaking no laws in the land of God Bless America and free speech. If they just accepted the warnings then silent Christians would soon see their freedoms further curtailed in the supposed land of free speech. As far as I am aware Rome didn't always offer the same freedoms or protection to Christians, especially Nero, so there isnt a biblical example really necessary. In America there is freedom to preach and witness...the whole point of the students action to safe keep those freedoms? It isn't North Korea, but a country with supposed religious freedom and the park looks large enough to avoid any unwanted 'freedoms' you might not like! Hardly worth all the heat, just pray that Christians can continue to exercise religious freedom whilst lawful
John please note the authorities that told the Apostles not to preach were not civil but religious You need ponder Acts 22:24-29 You speak of things of your own DIY theology. I will follow the advise to follow Proverbs 29:9
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Itâ€™s would be the equivalent of have Llhan Omar as majority whip and AOC as speaker of the House. By the way... lately I have noticed many b grade actresses are showing up on television looking like a blend of Meagan Markle and AOC , big eyes , big smile, dark complexion. Getting everyone used to the new queen in America.
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"If I profess, with the loudest voice and the clearest exposition, every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christianity. Where the battle rages the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battle-field besides is mere flight and disgrace to him if he flinches at that one point." quote from the book, The Chronicles of the Schoenberg Cotta Family written in 1864