Dolores wrote: 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.
Thanks for sharing that, Dolores. IMHO the best secular novels with any chance of playing a part in growth in holiness are those by Ellis Peters (real name Edith Pargeter), who wrote a large series about a former soldier who turned monk and ended up at Shrewsbury Abbey, and became not only a herb-healer (12th century doctor) but because he was one the brothers who was allowed out of the abbey confines, he was able also to do some sleuthing as a side line. So that he tended the sick and brought criminals to justice. His name (he was Welsh) was Brother Cadfael, and the writing is never offensive, and of a very high standard.
Dolores wrote: 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?
Dolores wrote: Well I will pray for them and that they will be successful in their mission. We have a group from our church going on a mission trip to Chiapas, Mexico. The team will be building a small church in the rural mountains of southern Mexico. Itâ€™s a father/son mission team with several teenagers and their dads.
It's great to hear about that, Dolores. There are still some churches which have not forgotten the words of Jesus.
J4 wrote: By Godâ€™s grace we receive eternal life through faith.
John, as a standalone statement, it is quite correct, and is what I myself believe.
But the reason why your understanding of it is wrong, is because you have not grasped what the words "by God's grace" actually means.
The Roman Catholic Abomination can also say, "By God's grace we are saved."
I will try to explain.
God is gracious, in that he has chosen not to condemn all sinners to everlasting punishment. He could justly do that, but he has decided to be merciful, without neglecting his justice. For God to be both "just and the justifier" he must needs do two things: 1. He must punish sin, and 2. He must make a way for pardon and peace and reconciliation with himself, and these are accomplished through the cross, where his perfect Son died in the place of sinners, bearing their guilt, their shame, their sins. God's divine justice is satisfied, and he can pardon all who come to Christ in repentance and faith.
So, has God done all he can do, and now it is for us to do our little bit?
Not at all, for the natural state of the sinner is dead. There is more required, more grace, before a sinner will ever get saved.
Not really, Timothy. Trump has already a more liberal policy towards abortion then the Romish Church or most Protestants for that matter. The article that I point it out, point it out there was more of to attend the slanted material that was given. My opposition to abortion is much like what Donald Trump states, and he was much more liberal in the past
I would suggest you read both articles that are pointed out in my original post.
I will point out to her Irish commentator:
Before the marriage of political convenience between Catholics and Protestants, the Protestants took the same view as the Jews did on abortionâť—
Alex Henderson wrote: ..... It remains to be seen whether or not Trump will win a second term in November. Will has made it abundantly clear that he would love to see Trump voted out of office, although he would much prefer that Democrats nominate a centrist presidential candidate like Vice President Joe Biden or Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota than a staunch liberal/progressive such as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders â€” who has been surging in recent polls on the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary.
But whatever the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, Will believes that Trumpâ€™s impeachment trial makes voters more knowledgeable. â€śThe impeachment process has produced granular details about what the president did regarding Ukraine, and about his manner of doing things, and about the grifters he attracts just as magnets attract iron filings,â€ť Will asserts....
excerpt from, "Conservative writer George Will explains why Democrats did the right thing impeaching Trump â€” even if he stays in office"
My thoughts exactly and you said it well. I have read that a narcissist gets as much enjoyment from bad comments as good comments to him. Like you, I donâ€™t want to give him the satisfaction of any comments although like you I have a few times in the 2yrs I have been on here. How horrible this abortion issue is, that any woman could sacrifice her baby to the god of convenience and greedy people uses the parts! So thankful we have Trump as our president. Prayers for him as he leads our nation.
I have been reading this these news comments for over a year now and never once said a word. But I am going to say this.
Jim from Nebraska are you narcissistic? Your comment is thoughtless. I know I may be giving you what you want by saying something here and you will get a kick out of the fact that you have effected someone with your opinion..
Do you look for attention every where you go in life or is it just on this forum? Stop looking for attention all of the time and grow up..or just donâ€™t comment anymore. Get a life man
An fascinating discussion may be worth comment. Iâ€™m sure that you ought to write much more about this topic, may possibly not often be a taboo subject but usually people are too few to dicuss on such topics. To another. Cheers
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A fruit of the Spirit is to trust God more. It doesnâ€™t mean people are unable to believe in Jesus when confronted with the gospel. Thatâ€™s the whole point of preaching the gospel, so that faith is passed from one person to another. Do you believe Peter was telling them to repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of sins so they may have faith?! The Jews repented and believed of their own free will in order to receive forgiveness of sins. The Holy Spirit is God and we know that the gift of God is eternal life.
â€śFor the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.â€ť â€â€Romansâ€¬ â€6:23â€¬
By Godâ€™s grace we receive eternal life through faith. The salvation we receive is not because of anything we did, but because of Jesus Christ. Therefore there is nothing to boast about! As I explained earlier, grace was already bestowed upon the Gentiles in Ephesians and they already believed, the only thing left that could have been considered present tense was their salvation. Having been saved, they had not yet entered into eternal life. Eternal life is the gift of God.
Has to do with a failed attempt to tax those who work inside the District but reside in the Maryland or Virginia suburbs. DC provides a ton of support and law enforcement without the revenue they want to support it. Traffic violations aimed at those commuting into the District, mostly for work, makes sense, at least to District planners, as an alternative source of funds.
There is also a huge effort to get cars off the streets, even though Metro subway and bus systems cannot handle the entire volume.
Robert Gebelhoff wrote: For the better part of a century, scientists have used fetal tissue for biomedical research. https://tinyurl.com/y3l7haqt They used it to develop the polio vaccine. They used it to develop treatments to help children with cystic fibrosis. And HIV/AIDS. And cancer. And sickle cell disease. In all, research using fetal tissue has saved tens of thousands of lives and improved countless others....
excerpt from, "So much for Trump's pro-life Legacy"