Just a Guy wrote: Welcome to a culture ruled by all that the Lord hates. A whole society of confused roles and empty lives. And culture where most people get at least one divorce and and children who never learn how to function as adults... This statistic is just another rusty nail on the coffin of America. I praise the Lord that it has taken so long time for us to fall, but we certainly have reached the end... The pallbearers of Communism, Economic Slavery, and Religious Persecution are walking us to the grave to be buried with all the other cultures of who have denied God and all He has commanded...
Your comment was absolutely perfect! Thanks for your perspective.
I am convinced that Iran shot the aircraft down intentionally. Islam has zero respect for life outside of Islam. In their own perverted way, they probably believe what they did was serving Mohammed and combating the West for the sanctions.
The below is from an earlier SA article! This is cultural Christianity at its finest.
Moralistic Therapeutic Theism.
As described by Smith and his team, Moralistic Therapeutic Deism consists of beliefs like these: 1. "A god exists who created and ordered the world and watches over human life on earth." 2. "God wants people to be good, nice, and fair to each other, as taught in the Bible and by most world religions." 3. "The central goal of life is to be happy and to feel good about oneself." 4. "God does not need to be particularly involved in one's life except when God is needed to resolve a problem." 5. "Good people go to heaven when they die."
s c wrote: Melanin levels are no valuable barometers for that which is spiritually discerned. What is evident,is that many "Christians" are falling into apostasy. It doesn't look like that there is any turning back now.
I had to look up melanin; stop that.
Anyway, I tend to agree with your thought about a falling away. I look at it as separating the wheat from the tares; IOW, the false cultural Christians from those who have been born again from above.
I tend to look at the church as pilgrims/separatists in this world. I believe we are called upon to tolerate the carnality of the world, but never accept or promote it. By toleration, I simply mean I will do nothing that is illegal to stop it. IOW, I wonâ€™t shoot abortionists. But, we should speak out and speak out forcibly against any and all that stand against our Lord and Savior in word or in deed. If Trump asked me to be one of his spiritual advisors, I would say no and tell him why. To me that would be a form of fellowship.
Matthew 18:7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.
I am going to take a naysayer opinion on prayer in schools.
When I was young, I actually had bible studies and discussions about scriptures in the public schools I attended. And of course this included prayer.
Our country was founded as a pluralistic nation. As we know that means that no particular religion is given precedence over another. So, with that in mind, who determines what type of bible studies we would have in our schools? Who decides who is qualified to do the teaching?
I personally think that only the parents of children should teach them scripture or lead them in prayer. To do it otherwise leads to apostasy and cultural Christianity.
I truly believe that if possible every Christian household should home-school their children.
John UK wrote: It's the heritage of the RCC, whose god is the same one Muslims worship, according to Frank the Pilgrim.
Yes, the RCC did in fact say that although like most things they attempt to spin their comments to mean something else. Like they will say they are saved by grace, but then they define grace much differently.
I believe (but understand disagreement) that the RCC will be the great whore in Revelations. They will be all things to those not in Christ. IOW, they will unite all the apostate faiths in the world and they will all worship the antichrist.
John UK wrote: Frank, thanks for attempting to answer the question. So the murder of unborn babies is permitted in the USA, and the murderer is protected by law, to be allowed to continue his evil work. We are now told that in one year alone, over 42 million babies were cruelly put to death by wicked men, and nobody can do anything about it. Well, obviously nobody did anything about it in 2019. Two adults are killed attending church, and the perp was gunned down and killed with one bullet to the head, and the former policeman got state approval for his act in protecting so many others. Yet the state approves 42 million baby deaths in one year?
Thanks for your comment(s) brother. The points you are making are difficult if not impossible to agree upon. We agree that abortion is the worst kind of murder since it targets someone who is completely and totally innocent. Yes, they are born with a sin nature, but they had no choice in being born. In years past, there were those in the U.S. who killed abortionists and they did it in the name of the Lord. They were prosecuted and convicted of murder. But, are they in God's eyes?
And, I know how hypocritical some of my thoughts are and were concerning this issue!
Well, I think that all abortions are murder and those who have, do or support them are murderers in Godâ€™s eyes. If I had my way, all would be prosecuted and put to death.
But, in many countries, abortions are legal. That means if I took the law into my own hands, I would be disobeying the government that our Lord established. I would be a law breaker and a criminal. In my country it is legal to protect myself or some other innocent person using lethal force. But, in the case of abortions, those laws donâ€™t apply. In the OT, there are examples of people killing others to protect themselves or to do justice.
Now I can envision being a law breaker under certain circumstances. An example would be during the tribulation; Christians are actually called upon to be law breakers. The law will state that all will take the mark and worship the antichrist as god. All Christians will disobey those things.
What is the point of your comment? Would you say it is wrong to have a military or a police force? When God said to kill everything that breathed; no one would even hint that He was being immoral and yet, mankind was ordered to carry out His command. Deu. 20:16
Confusion comes when a non-believer says something or does something that resembles what God says to do. IOW, satan is much more effective when he is a wolf in sheepâ€™s clothing rather than simply a wolf. Most Christians understand this principle, but from the years of posting on this site, I can attest that many do not apply it. Whenever this happens it has the effect of dummying down the gospel of our Lord and Savior.
Beth Moore is simply an evangelical feminist, which is the worst kind because they use the word of God to justify their abominations. The only difference between her and Hillary is that Hillary cannot confuse a genuine Christian; whereas Beth Moore can and does.
Women were not designed to be secular or Christian leaders. They were supposed to be wives and mothers; to be keepers at home and in subjection to their husbands as unto the Lord. It has nothing to do with their individual value in Godâ€™s eyes but to their roles in life.
The world and most of the true church has embraced this feminist agenda to some degree. A little leaven does leaven the whole lump.
Galatians 5:9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
Nothing and I mean nothing can undo the feminist agenda, but we must speak out against it.
I have always thought that Embassies were the same as being on American soil. If that is true, then we should consider what happened to be an attack on this nation. How can it be spun differently?
So, I think we should really deliver a message to those who attacked our Embassy, or simply pull out of Iraq completely. I heard on TV where we have given the Iraqi government something like 2 trillion dollars; what a waste. It is silly to imagine they didnâ€™t know ahead of time what was being planned.
Well, even though there is nothing that mankind can do to hasten or slow down the coming of the antichrist, I will speak out against anything that I deem will hasten it.
I believe that the antichrist will arise from the European Union; therefore I am against that union. I am happy that it appears Britain will leave that union simply for that reason. It will be very interesting when they finally leave. I have no idea what the complexities are, but my guess is France, Germany, et al, will try and teach Britain a lesson.
Now since there may in fact be circumstances where a woman will be called upon to preach a sermon or teach a class, let me address that thought process. Letâ€™s say this lady loved the Lord and before getting married she attended the best bible seminary in the country. She graduated with honors and was an excellent orator. She and her pastor husband are on a missionary trip where he is scheduled to speak. He gets sick and canâ€™t do it. Now should this godly, educated woman fill in for him? I would say no because nothing changed her gender and women are not to teach men.
The issues regarding the duties of Christian women are not based upon her abilities or intrinsic value but on their God given roles and the gender they were born with. When scripture discusses this issue, it doesnâ€™t identify or hint at exceptions to their roles in life.
Romans 3:8 And not [rather], (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
1 Timothy 2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
Adriel wrote: When man decided to choose evolution as science he demonstrated that he was a moron. This problem has further developed into man thinking that sodomite agenda is normal, trans-gender is natural and subsequently man's 'science' has become sheer stupidity. Eph 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:" Psalm 53:The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good. 2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God. 3 Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one." Hos 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children." Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,"
Yes, if satan can convince mankind that evolution is true, then he can convince them of anything. That is how stupid it is.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Thanks for the update I will give you mine when yours is available, you can then share it with sc. Hope you don't mind using you as a go between. She has emailed you before, if memory serves me correctly, and I want her to be comfortable with the whole process. Can identify with things taking time. My wife says the only thing I do quickly is forget stuff. God bless you brother.
No problem! My wife worked on it today, so it will get done. Was really tired today and napped most of it. I call it old manitus!
My big problem was somehow keeping all of my saved emails; over 17,000 of them. I think she is setting up a Gmail account which isn't hard, but the old emails were the problem. Who saves that many emails? Only someone who is overbearing.
s c wrote: Sadly, it hasn't been in small degrees here. I have to be on top of the weather almost hourly because of a disability. I am not set up for spring so am trusting God to see me through with what I have..for the next 5 days...has been 5 days, already of close to/or at 60F temps with lows only getting to mid 20s and 50s. Please keep me in prayer..it is a life and death situation. I have to live at temps below a dry 48F.
What an unusual disability you have! But, the Lord is in control and He will see you through it. I just prayed for you.
I pray all of my brothers and sisters have a Christ filled day and will worship Him in spirit and in truth.
Luke 17:10, if you are referring to this Frank, my email has been out for a while and I am in the process of setting up a new one. When I do that, I will once again post my email.Things like this don't come easy for us old-timers.