I don't see a biblical warrant for doing this. Why don't they just get on with doing what God told them to do, and face whatever consequences they have to face? As in, be a disciple of Jesus Christ, and follow him. Is that too simple?
Christianity saves the wicked from the eternal fire; it saves them from their sins; it is all about the grace of God and the covenant the Father made with his Son in eternity past concerning the redemption of his elect.
Folks, don't be misled by people trying to be coooool. They are merely worldlings with religion.
Dr. Tim wrote: Yes, THBCC on THC, and the true King James Bible still says ‚Äúbe courteous,‚ÄĚ too. There is nothing courteous about you. You are an arrogant, self-aggrandizing blowhard who vainly imagines himself to be comparable to Noah, Elijah and John the Baptist. I have news for you, Swee‚Äô Pea. You‚Äôre not in the same league with those guys. In fact, compared to them you‚Äôre just a little tee baller. Capiche?
Aye aye, skip. It is Galatians 6:3 all over.
[He deceiveth himself - He understands not his own character. ‚ÄúThe worst part of the fraud falls on his own head‚ÄĚ - Doddridge. He does not accomplish what he expected to do; and instead of acquiring reputation from others, as he expected, he renders himself contemptible in their sight.]
Of course, to the deluded, to be regarded with contempt by genuine Christians, is a sign to them that they are the very last prophet left in the world, so it be like water off a duck's back, vainly imagining themselves to be something when all the time they are nothing.
Plus, I find it hard to take both blowhards and yeeha's seriously.
Christopher000 wrote: .. Ha-ha, that cracked me up...rabbit.. no, no, and no. A possum, or more rightly called, the opossum, looks like a large rat with a long snout, and their usually only seen on the side of a road, as roadkill, being nocturnal creatures. Hardly cute like the bunny rabbit, and certainly not for human consumption, and that's why only hillbillies eat them.
Ha! Thanks Christopher, that explains a lot.
Nocturnally speaking, the road kill we get over here is either frogs, hedgehogs, pheasants or rabbits, with very occasionally a fox or badger.
The Quiet Christian wrote: Anything to silence dissent, especially from a Biblical viewpoint. Seems like Humanism is the official religion of Wales now. John UK, keep preaching and reaching others for the Gospel!
Good morning QC and thank you for the encouraging words. I will indeed keep reaching others for the gospel, but it will not be hardly in Wales, maybe a little here, a little there; but rather in a country where there are people hungry for the word of God, who believe in creation by a great God, whose Son came from heaven to save sinners like us, by his dying on a cross, and arising from the dead to be a living Saviour for all who put their trust in him.
As for David Attenborough, the Evolution Pope, who is like the devil incarnate, he is not far off finding out how angry the Creator can get with people who deceive others in these matters.
Frank wrote: This morning I had two 6 1/2 minute eggs which IMO is the same as a poached egg. I had only 1 piece of wheat toast with it. See how 2 great minds work alike! Tonight my wife is taking me out to dinner at an Irish restaurant.
My guess is you could well have a sort of celebratory dinner, like a thanksgiving meal. When you consider the devastation caused in the Bahamas by the recent hurricane, it seems Florida missed it all. For which, of course, we all ought to be thankful and give God praise, for his grace and mercy.
What will it be, Frank? Lamb, potato and three veg, gravy with mint in vinegar? Followed by raspberries and ice cream? Coffee?
Frank wrote: Hey Brother! I also don't think this Hong Kong thing is a moral issue but strictly a political issue and except for perhaps verbal support we should do nothing. China is the 2nd most powerful country in the world and they have no regard for life or liberty, so they will win.
Amen Pilgrim, that's about the size of it. And you wouldn't credit what I am just about to do. I am venturing into the kitchen to make double poached eggs on toast. Yummy!
NeedHim wrote: From the servant of the Lord; C.C. Studd; Some want to live within the sound Of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop, Within a yard of hell.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúLet us not glide through this world & then slip quietly into heaven, without having blown the trumpet loud & long for our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Let us see to it that the devil will hold a thanksgiving service in hell, when he gets the news of our departure from the field of battle.‚ÄĚ
NeedHim wrote: Rom 1:16-17 For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one who believeth, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written: ‚ÄúThe just shall live by faith.‚ÄĚ
C.C Studd; If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.‚ÄĚ
God‚Äôs real people have always been called fanatics.‚ÄĚ
Amen NeedHim, always appreciate your quotes!
But please remember next time that his name is C.T. Studd.
What happened to the protest about extradition? Oh, that was just a front. The real business is just beginning, and this one will end in more than just tears. A dragon can eat a thousand grasshoppers at a time.
Great article about a great example of a man of God, not merely a take-it-or-leave-it gospeller, but a Christian man with a Christian heart, with great love and concern for the well being of others, not only their salvation but their bellies also. Who would have thought that purchasing basketfulls of mushrooms from a non believer to sell at market would lead to their conversion? I found this story to be most edifying and encouraging.
Adriel wrote: The U.K. Does not have a government anymore.
Too true Adriel! For as long as I've lived, the UK population has been lethargic and content to be led by whoever was in power. But there is something afoot in the land which I've not seen before; it's like a cross between anger and disappointment, two things which can lead to bad actions. The Scots are now absolutely determined to become independent of the UK so that they can remain in the EU. Currently they are showing their disdain for the parliament in Westminster by blocking the passage of anything constructive and refusing to hear the democratic referendum of the people on leaving the EU, choosing instead their own agenda, which is to make parliament look ridiculous and then hold a referendum in Scotland to leave "those idiots" in London and become an independent country within the European Union.
Isaiah 1:9 KJV (9)¬† Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
Romans 9:27-29 KJV (27)¬† Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: (28)¬† For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. (29)¬† And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.
Romans 11:5 KJV (5)¬† Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
A remnant according to the election of grace.
When feeling downcast or despondent, Christian men and women ought always to remember that they are a part of God's remnant, God's little flock, eternally beloved and redeemed, secure in Christ.
His nephew Costi Hinn, who travelled with his uncle all over the world for a year, was once into that family business we could describe as "making money out of religion", but come the end of the year he was so disgusted at the trickery, the deceit, the blatant lying, of his uncle and the whole team, that he departed from it all, the family, the wealth, everything. It sounds like he has found a better way.
He brings out a book, exposing the fraud his uncle is.
Benny Hinn reads it, and poof, all on a sudden, he's coming out with damage limitation in the guise of a change of heart. But that change of heart does not include telling people to stop sending him money. He wants them now to send him money out of love for Jesus. Hypocrite! He still loves money, and he wants more and more. And he will feign anything to get at it.
Be not deceived YIA.
Theology of forgiveness: God forgives sinners (and saints) who truly repent and trust Christ. Saints are to forgive other saints when they ask their forgiveness. Where does Hinn fit in with either?
Christopher000 wrote: ... How many use God Almighty in their get rich quick schemes? They've reaped their temporary, earthly reward, but they'll be finding out one day, very unfortunately, how their passion for riches through deception, exacts a heavy, eternal toll. Tragic. Seriously, to use God as a tool for wealth, and personal, material gain, while deceiving multitudes to get it done? Mind blowing.
Yes bro, it is no surprise to me that the love of money is the root of all evil; it can even override the fear of God, or even belief in the existence of God. _________
Thanks to Mrs Wittman for the blog she posted up - most helpful.
Adriel wrote: I guess Benny's bank account is sufficiently full at this moment in time. But watch this space for future Benny news on his millionaire lifestyle. "Israeli televangelist, Benny Hinn is best known for his regular ‚ÄúMiracle Crusades‚ÄĚ ‚Äď revival meeting/faith healing summits that are usually held in large stadiums in major cities, which are later broadcast worldwide on his television program, ‚ÄúThis Is Your Day‚ÄĚ. His Net worth is $42 million. ------- Poor old Kenneth Copeland is only worth $760 Million. And poor old Joel Osteen is a mere $40 Million. Aaww poor fellas!!!
Hebrews 9:27 KJV (27)¬† And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
I quite expect the Lord will have a special place in hell for religious charlatans and deceivers. I notice in the life of Jesus Christ on earth he had little time for hypocrites, but plenty of time for needy sinners, the poor, the maimed, the outcast, the bruised reed, the smoking flax.