apparently it's a one way street concerning who can bear false witness and who can't.
Sabbath means 'rest'. Those whom Christ saves enter into His 'sabbath' rest- see Heb. 4. Watch out for the Reformed camps spin on this, they'll take you back to the law and the need to stay home and do nothing on the 'Sabbath', a need to 'keep it holy'. Mike's comment concerning the actual Sabbath the Israelites were commanded to honor was the sixth day is accurate. What the works based religion misses is this- the point of Christ being our sabbath, our rest from our attempts to do something to merit favor. We lay down our dead works, we cease from them. We enter into His rest. It is HIS REST. "...and his rest shall be glorious". Isa. 11:10 'For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. 5And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. 6Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief'- For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath *ceased from his own works*, as God did from his.' Heb.4
Here's a much better sermon on the 'sabbath' rest -https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=61410143493
"The Global Warming that men should be concerned about is not the one we are constantly told of in the news but the one God has promised He will send: ‚ÄúBut the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?‚ÄĚ (2 Peter 3:10-12) This will not be man-made but God brought and God-glorifying! It will come when He gathers His last sheep". (vs. 9) Gary Shepard
Sunnyday, Yes, they require mask wearing where I live too, but it is not enforced...yet. Some areas are strict, others not so much. I agree with you, I will never take the vaccine either, and seldom do I wear the mask. There's more and more stories coming out about the adverse affects these vaccines are having - https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/12/25/coronavirus-vaccine-allergic-reactions-chemical-in-both-pfizer-and-moderna-vaccines-could-be-a-culprit/?fbclid=IwAR0cx5KZw-0nkll25m0ieVqVTZbQk5Yf2n_z6_zy09R4-ZxRjjwD9A5SESs
Jim is only falling in step with the propaganda spewed out by the World Economic Forum and their 'global reset', which includes the myth of climate change - https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/01/climate-science-global-warming-most-sceptics-country/
Since you like to quote the bible when it fits your agenda, here's a verse you would be hardpressed to squeeze into your climate change hoax "While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease." Genesis 8:22
QC, I am not fighting over 'Christmas'. As I stated, YES- celebrate His incarnation, by all means. Just not as the world does because the world doesn't understand the significance of His birth. That was my point, apparently I didn't present it too well.
I agree, it is important to understand the incarnation of Christ US. I apologize for misconstruing your comments concerning today being His birth. Let us celebrate His incarnation, by all means. Just not like the world does. I think we can both agree on that.
No, you cannot have atonement for sin unless you understand He came to this earth strictly for that purpose. "There are plenty of Biblical references to the honoring of His Incarnation"-- Can you give some? Do you think any verses you may provide tie into this festive time of year? Gift giving? Trees? Saying Christ was born today? How does all that tie into His incarnation?
It's true the bible does not mention Nimrod's wife or her son, just like the bible doesn't mention Christ's date of birth or the command to recognize it. So how is it justifiable to believe one and not the other? 'For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night He was betrayed, took bread, 24and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‚ÄúThis is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.‚ÄĚ 25In the same way, after supper He took the cup, saying, ‚ÄúThis cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.‚ÄĚ 1 Cor. In remembrance of what? His birth? No, his death, his burial, his resurrection...His sacrifice for the sins of His elect....
The days of the week all have pagan origins, no biggie. We aren't called to worship or acknowledge them as anything other than what they are...days of the week. This world is fallen , cursed by sin, filled with paganism. God gives discernment to His elect... If it isn't in the bible, it isn't a biblical mandate right?
Sunnyday, I haven't listened yet, I don't have the time right now... There just is NOT enough evidence to prove this MRNA vaccine is 'safe', not to mention there is safe treatments available. Call it conspiracy, or what have you, I am not a guinea pig for them to test their vaccine on. My body, my choice- that seems to work for women who opt to murder their children. I have talked to friends who recently entered a business w/o a mask. On their way in, a masked person mutters under their breath as they pass them by, 'die, die, die'. What is wrong with people? I cannot fathom why their mask does not work if I don't have one on as well, I suppose critical thinking skills are no longer engaged and so we've come to this, 'die, die, die'
Lurker-- I see Jim couldn't resist in making this post political, he never fails to sing the praises of his 'gods' - Biden. If you like massive loss of life, blood shed, death, etc. like Jim does, then you will be ecstatic in what lies ahead.
Concerning 'christmas' Nimrod died, his widow continued his religion. Queen of babylon. After Nimrod died, she said her dead husband still existed as a god. And that ‚Äėgod‚Äô is the sun, that‚Äôs what she said. And she called his name Baal. One of the names by which his wife is called is Ashtaroth, from which we get the name ‚ÄėEaster‚Äô. After his death she said she had a vision, she saw a full grown evergreen tree springing out from the roots of a dead tree. She said that symbolized the springing forth of new life for Nimrod, a resurrection of sorts.
On the anniversary of his birth, on his birthday, his wife said she would visit that tree every year at the winter solstice at the end of December, and guess what the sun god left? Gifts under that evergreen tree, thus the idea of ‚Äėchristmas‚Äô was born, not when Christ was born, but hundreds and hundreds of years before His birth. - https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=12102016711049&fbclid=IwAR2AkImGb8eWdq9tvAVTN1rggsFJeb4kSyzBJcUeDL4WSQ6NbNM4jtpA3xM
Of course it's nonsense to you Jim, you gnash your teeth when your 'gods' are exposed for the fakes they are. Your deep state mindset cannot comprehend the wrongdoing going on, you are in step with lying to the masses, threatening 'death' through a lab created virus that is treatable and survivable. Destroying the livelihood of many, using mind control to continually push the narrative, causing mental stress for many which has led to higher suicides, an increase in addiction and abuse...and YOU delight in all this? What a sick, evil, twisted mindset. Depravity knows no bounds in your world...evil cannot detect its own vileness. You love darkness, you love the culture that breeds death.
Jim says, "Yes, SA put up some good Bible verses And here's a song that that refers to some more Bible verses For rest ye merry, gentlemen Let nothing you dismay Remember, Christ, our Saviour *Was born on Christmas day*
More lies from Jim's deep state, "Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Democrat-approved 'science' in 'trust the science,' appears to have just admitted to lying about COVID-19 herd immunity in order to goad more people into taking the vaccine, according to a new report in the New York Times.
At issue is the percentage of the population which must require resistance to the coronavirus - through infection or vaccination - in order for the disease to disappear.
Early into the pandemic, Fauci repeatedly claimed '60-70%' herd immunity was required to achieve herd immunity. Beginning around a month ago, however, Fauci's estimate drifted higher - to "70, 75 percent," and more recently telling CNBC "75, 80, 85 percent" and "75 to 80-plus percent." When asked about it, Fauci essentially said he lied for political purposes due to vaccine skeptics.
In a telephone interview the next day, Dr. Fauci acknowledged that he had slowly but deliberately been moving the goal posts. He is doing so, he said, partly based on new science, and partly on his gut feeling that **the country is finally ready to hear what he really thinks**. - lol, dream on!! https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/did-fauci-just-admit-he-lied-about-herd-immunity-trick-americans-vaccine
Calvin only sought to bring sinners back under bondage to the law, "Let none of us deem ourselves exempt from this necessity, for none have as yet attained to such a degree of wisdom, as that they may not, by the daily instruction of the Law, advance to a purer knowledge of the Divine will. Then, because we need not doctrine merely, but exhortation also, the servant of God will derive this further advantage from the Law: by frequently meditating upon it, he will be excited to obedience, and confirmed in it, and so drawn away from the slippery paths of sin. The Law acts like a whip to the flesh, urging it on as men do a lazy sluggish ass. Even in the case of a spiritual man, inasmuch as he is still burdened with the weight of the flesh, the Law is a constant stimulus, pricking him forward when he would indulge in sloth".Calvin -"For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath **made me free from the law of sin and death**." Romans 8 For whoever shall keep the whole Law, but shall stumble in one point, he has become guilty of all. James 2:10 The law requires PERFECT OBEDIENCE, all the time, every time. Calvin missed this, as do many Reformed/Calvinists. Paul makes clear in Romans 6:14 the law plays no part in the life of a believer, "you are NOT *under law*"...
FYI Jim- Updated Monday, the CDC‚Äôs COVID-19 mortality rates show the organization isn‚Äôt clearly differentiating between coronavirus-caused deaths and coronavirus-related deaths.
The CDC claims it abides by the World Health Organization‚Äôs guidelines when reporting causes of deaths, namely by using the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10 Edition or ICD-10.
The WHO created two classifications for coronavirus deaths, U07.1 and UO7.2, to account for the number cases where a clear cause of death is not able to be determined. UO7.1 is meant to be used in cases where a lab was able to confirm the virus was the true cause of death, whereas UO7.2 was for all other cases where COVID-19 was just part of a diagnosis.
The American Academy of Family Physicians pointed out the CDC only adopted one category, UO7.1, but classifies all coronavirus-related deaths under this code. They said this ‚Äúleaves room for interpretation about when to use the code,‚ÄĚ which leaves physicians without clear guidance. - see how they roll Jim? Sure you do, they are lying. But it's okay when it advances a godless coup and takeover right?