Dr. Tim, you know I have noticed the same thing you mentioned, kinda strange isnāt it now that you stop and think about it. John Uk so true, we need to stop and think about the words spoken and by whom and what did the other person mean when he said what he said. Too much taking things said and adding to it and pretty soon it sounds way worse than it was intended. I do believe we will be held accountable for this type thing. Amen?
Thanks John and I do have a channel that has older movies and mostly black and white and they are refreshing to watch ever so often. I like a good mystery and have watched Perot and a few other favorites like Midsummer Murders on the British network BBC mostly I read and you have to be careful of books now. I get mine out of the Church Library mostly. Seems like filth has been poured out on the world today. The only station I can watch movies is Turner Classic Movies.
You are right about the media influence in our world today and kids are even more influenced by the music they listen to and since you we have no clue where he is at with God (only God knows that) at least he is using his influence to speak about my Lord and Savior, I give him šš»and prayers for his journey ahead because Satan will try to destroy that witness by destroying him.
John Uk, of course I was speaking of the older movies and the old western movies is all heāll watch. Even the sitcoms are not what they used to be. Cartoon shows were actually fun to watch but nothing in the movie industry holds any interest for me at all! One reason I like Sermon audio which I just happened on one day.
Fast forward to years later and I had to deal with a gay daughter and God brought to my mind these thoughts. She is still my daughter and I still love her dearly and a son still on drugs in Alabama and havenāt heard from in years. He is still my son and I pray for them and cry when I hear the song, The Birmingham Jail and Iām crying now as I write this. Do I condemn and hate preachers that preach against homosexuality, drugs and divorces of course not because God hates these sins and knows what unhappiness it brings to a person, a family and for me personally.So it shows His love to be forewarned of His coming judgement against sins of all kind.
Iāll start with my thoughts on this unknown person and the same person that said Franklin Grahamās salary is 1,000,000 . Had to shake my head on that one. š I think their committee, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association might faint over that one.Heās open about what he makes. Think of the people they have won to Christ over the years that are not even Catholics, which I donāt really believe they preached as much on that as they preached on Jesus Christ as the way to God. I get their Decision magazine every month and you see how they believe and who writes their articles etc. Billy Graham was on Oprah Winford show once and I happen to watch that day or God led me? She asked him what he would do if he had a gay daughter? Iāll never forget his answer,āI would love her even more than his other children because she would need it the most.ā My mother had that same love for me when I was the most unlovable and going through a rebellious period of my life and I knew it.
Itās Godās Job to Judge Holy Spiritās Job to convict Our Job to love Billy Graham I have been called ms ecumenical and treated unkindly on this forum because I donāt agree with their way of believing. Am I ecumenical? Of course not, whether they believe it or not and think all manner of evil against me, matters not because I know who I am in Christ and His love for me. Jesus said that his followers would have tribulations and all manner of evil spoken against them just as he did and we can expect it. So I go on speaking as the Holy Spirit leads. So sad that others have to down another Christian thatās doing a mighty work for God as The unconverted are already doing a good job of that.
I am thankful that he is a witness especially to young people about his salvation experience. I remember what my son as a teenager used to listen to and what turmoil it brought to him and our family. Guns nā.Roses. being one. So kudos to Justin Bieber and prayers for the continued growth of his Christian life.
No, but one should feel that exact way and hopefully those kids still think of those songs they sang as a child and boy did they enjoy that one and it was so fun for them. Another they sang and liked was ā the Devil is a sly ole fox, if I could catch him, Iād put him in a box, lock the box and throw away the key for all those tricks he plays on me! Iām glad I am a Christian, Iām glad I am a Christian and living for the Lord. Another is,āTake off the old robe and put on the new. The old robe is tattered and torn but the new robe is clean and never been worn so take off the old robe and put on the new. Just saying the gospel message is so simple a child can understand it. I still canāt explain why I thought of a song in the middle of the night that I had never thought of in 20 years. I just see the Holy Spirit at work teaching me that if you have ever been saved then you will know it and the fruit you bear will show it. There are things I donāt understand but thereās a reason for that and I know God reveals what I need to know and so I can rest in Him.
I woke up in the middle of the night at 3am with this song playing in my mind. It was a song I used to hear the children sing in Bible School many years ago when I had small children. Simple song with powerful words, that even a child can understand. If you are saved and you know it clap your hands. If youāre saved and you know it clap your hands. If youāre saved and you know it then your lives will surely show it. If youāre saved and you know it clap your hands. Then the word say amen was added, stomp your feet and finally do all 3 at the same time which the kids really enjoyed doing. I felt led to share this for whatever itās purpose. Interesting that I felt blessed by this song in the night hours and see the Holy Spirit ās message to me. I know Iām saved and my life shows it.
John Uk, the scripture you gave is great advice for any of us. Sometimes we just have to shake the dust off our feet and move on because if you donāt discouragement sets in which Satan will use to keep you from moving on to other places with his message to those who will hear and respond.
John Uk, it was a lot of different things going on with me and not physical. I kinda felt useless there for awhile and burdened down mentally and so I feel so much better but still burdened just not letting it affect me to the point I was. I needed to get back on here because I need the fellowship. I donāt think what Billy Graham was called to do was be a pastor either. They are evangelists and go from place to place. They never tell anyone what church to attend, they sow the word and if asked maybe but I do believe the Holy Spirit convicts and woos and leads us just as he did me.Reminds me of the prophets as they preached to the Israelites of their sins of idolatry and coming judgements. I liked Billy Grahamās preaching more than Franklin but he is doing good works in Christās name.
I am seeing the same as you Chrisgp from England. Things are only going to get worse for Christians and the world in general as time comes to a close. No surprise, the Bible has already foretold the way it will be and I see the signs as they unfold.
So happy for you that you are no longer a bad boy on the wrong road and I see nothing wrong with watching football, just doesnāt interest me and never has except when my 2 boys played in High School. My daughter played Ist string girls Basketball and later became a coach and I attended most of games she played and coached. Her son,did not play any sports but played in the band at all the games while in High School and now he is youth pastor of his church in Little Rock and I am so proud of him. Different strokes for different folks.
Dr Tim, like you and the poster from my hometown , Allie-Bama( such a southern gentleman) I do not agree with all Trump says ( donāt tell my hubby I said that)or Dr Dodson either because I know they have feet of clay and none will be perfected until we get to heaven. Godās Grace is the only thing we can depend on to get us there. And having someone like you to keep us from taking ourselves too seriously. And they have brought our country that I love back to some Christian values we lost in the eight years of Obama and for that I thank God and I thank you for your service to our country. My grandson has now come back from 4 years in Marines and another just got married and is now serving our country in Marines. He is a big boy and they will put him on the machine guns. Heās in a different group than the other one was..much tougher I think.
By the way Frank if you canāt see how hurtful your remark about me stirring the pot which is actually saying that I am on here to cause trouble and agitation which is so untrue. I hate conflict especially over trivial things that are not even important. This is the first time I have been strong enough to even comment and only God knows why. Blessings Frank