It is truly remarkable how access to abortions trumps health, safety, and common sense restrictions...and that's without the moral absolutes against murder, including the murder of one's own child, within the Lord's word.
I have a right to free speech, but the government does not provide me with a forum or a grandstand. I have the right to vote, but the government doesn't drive me to my polling place. I have the right to worship the Lord as I so choose (speaking foolishly here), but the state does not sponsor my church. Why is this supposed "right to an abortion" any different?
This article contradicts other news we have read regarding believers in KN. Past reporting indicated that any indication of Christian faith results in a automatic prison sentence and usually a cruel death. This one indicates that Christians are at least being tolerated to the point they are simply no longer supported. Has there been a change? The article doesn't provide any specific information to substantiate the opening sentence.
Wonder what the motive will turn out to be. Is this an attack by a lone wolf deranged character acting solely on his own, or is this the result of Progressive/Marxist social media influence, or is this the front part of the wave?
Amen, Humble One. "Gun violence" is the language of those who want to make crimes committed with firearms fall under community public health initiatives rather than the criminal justice system.
Sinners gonna sin. That's us too last pride start to swell. Obviously something is going on. Have heard one pundit guess that the increase in violent crime is due to being cooped up and frustrated by COVID lockdowns.
As Voddie Baucham often preaches, saving faith in Jesus changes everything:
For CHRIST sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For that preaching of the cross is to them that perish, foolishness: but unto us, which are saved, it is the power of God....But we preach Christ crucified: unto the Jews, even a stumbling block, and unto the Grecians, foolishness: But unto them which are called, both of the Jews and Grecians, we preach Christ, the power of God, and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. - 1 Corinthians 1:17-18,23-25
Portland is an Antifa hotbed, stoked by years of Marxist indoc in institutions that supposedly provide a "higher education." At some point, what starts as protests and riots turns into insurrection. The President thinks this has surpassed the point of protected protest and entered the realm of rebellion. If we were to hold a completely peaceful Gospel proclaiming march thru San Francisco, would we not expect the same treatment from local and state authorities? Yet the destruction of public and private property and attacks on public and private citizens is supposedly protected? Not in this land and certainly not if common sense holds. The government weilds the sword for a reason.
O Lord, You are the Most High God. Dictators in centuries past acknowledged this, remembering how You saved Your people from Egypt. Your people in California are also under duress. This nation was supposed to founded on principles that protect our worship, but churches are under orders to not follow Your decrees and precepts. Grant them courage to stand against these governors and success in sharing Your word so that You will call more people to Yourself through their work and disciple others to be more like You. In Jesus name, Amen.
Liao may have a point, but this situation is much deeper than trade for rights. The CCP wants to control all and be the subject of worship of all. This is the Cultural Revolution 2.0. And these policies are direct violations of the first table of the Law from Exodus 20.
Thanks, Brother Frank. My wife is scheduled for surgery on Thursday & the full pathology report is due by the end of next week. Everything we've learned thus far is relatively positive. The cancer seems early and the least aggressive. But best test is the pathology report.
I'd hazard a guess that most churches, including those which hold to Biblical truth on matters of sexuality and marriage, have bank accounts. This seems like the beginning of the curtailing of economic activity by those who do not have the mark of the beast.
I just can't get on board with that either, Mr. Coonrad. Poor kid. He lands in SF who's team hires a nut for a manager. Double whammy. Maybe he can get traded.
We've discussed the inner workings of BLM at length. Glad others see the dragon behind the costume too. Every life matters to the Lord and should to His people. If they didn't matter to the Lord, those people would sublimate into nothing in an instant as His active sustainment keeps their molecules together. Western ideals based on Biblical principle aren't the problem - the underlying problem is sin, esp pride and mistreating of neighbors by those people those actively engaged in committing those sins.
However the pundits want to spin this while others declare the rather stark lines between the RCC and Biblical Christianity, I doubt anyone here didn't know this difference between President Trump and former VP Biden.
I believe our brother Frank has crystallized an excellent posotio6 which has already been widely repeated.
If goverments here in the US can find a way to shut down in-person church worship and fellowship, how can worse be a surprise elsewhere?
The word of the Lord goes forth like rain, and it does the work the Lord declares it shall do, not returning to Him void. People can't stop the rain. Therefore, people certainly can't stop the Lord and His word.
No Administration has found a way to address this yet. Some will undoubtedly say it has something to do with PTSD but I think it runs deeper. The military is its own world, manufactured and managed. Once one steps out of that world, it can be difficult to find a way back into regular society.
Churches have an opportunity here and ought to be at the forefront, not some government program. What these people need is someone to care. Someone who can relate. Someone who can offer real solace in Christ. The VA doesn't do that so well.