As my pastor has said about Joshua Harris , you canāt lose something you never had. Thing is the songs that he wrote is still being sung in our churches. I have my hymns that I love on cds and play them whenever.
I agree with sword of justice. And no matter what anyone says there will be those that just donāt see it and so you do what you have to do with your conscience. For you to carry a gun or use one in defense would cause you to sin because your faith is not able to allow you to do that. As for me I have nothing to stop me from going to a doctor because a disease has attacked my body. For instance cancer that will destroy me if I donāt use the knowledge that God has given a doctor to treat it with and save my life. I do what I have to do to live but have prayed before I do anything guided by Him. I was given the option by my Doctor to go to any place and I asked his opinion and he said Shreveport La. It was Godās answer for me and I was at peace with it. He was a gynecologist oncologist and a wonderful caring doctor that God used to get through it with surgery only. It was closer to home than the other places and faith plus that doctorā,nurses CRNA that put me to sleep helped me recover. I trust God to get me through and allow His will to be done. That was July 24, 2004. Back when I was a kid, my parents never locked their doors but as I grew older they began to lock their doors at night. Now, we lock our doors at night and when my hubby and protector is on a hunting trip I lock my d
John 18:11 Then Jesus said unto Peter, Put up again thy sword into the sheath:the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it? It appears to me they had swords when they went into the Garden of Gethsemane. Luke 22:36 Then said he unto them,But now,he that hath a purse,let him take it, and likewise his script: and he that has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. Matthew 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace but a sword.
From the study of American History in school during World War11 Franklin D Roosevelt was President and he had no intention of helping the Jews and their persecution but God did and so Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Why? No reason I can think of. Maybe, America being a Christian nation at that time or a fact that sinful people want power and wealth and get it even if innocent people are maimed and killed. Who knows the wicked mind and what Satan uses for his purposes. God used that incident to win a war brought on by an evil cruel dictator. Coincidence, I donāt think so. And by the way. Roosevelt was not in office when Israel was made an Independent State in 1948 or He would have voted against it.
Tim, have you seen the movie Sergeant York? It is the most moving movie I have ever watched and normally I donāt watch war movies. Itās based on a true story about a man from the hills of Kentucky and how different he was after he was saved to the point he did not want to kill anyone so he filed as a conscientious objector when called up for duty during World War1. Anyway, he was given a history book of American History and how many lives were lost and blood shed to have the freedom we have today. Freedom is not free, it is. bought by the lives of those who served our country. He did go and God used him in a mighty way. A movie made of his life which in my eyes brought glory to God. A backwoods man became a hero and won many metals. The church is a soft target and will be targeted more and more as times get worse because we are in a spiritual warfare.
Hi Dr Tim, I have to comment on this subject that kinda speaks to me about the shooting in the foot. First of all if you own a gun, and we do ( actually more than one, husband is a hunter) you better be prepared to use it. This is a true story even if it sounds unbelievable. We lived in this small town and had read that this single woman had someone break in on her and she had a gun but for some reason didnāt shoot the guy and he slit her throat killing her. That same night or a few nights later he went across Red River to a smaller town (my husband was raised there) and broke in on this elderly man who also had a gun and shot the man dead. Heās still alive 2 years later and the woman is not and neither is her killer. We have police that go to our church and wears his gun for protection and his wife attends as well. Our son goes to another church and he is one of their security men. He has to have a certain type gun and he and the rest of our family have a concealed gun license permit. Went through training to get it. Not me but I do have one when heās not home just in case. Just hope I never shoot myself in the foot literally!! lol
Amish Christian, I see you have one of the same beliefs as a Church of Christ neighbor has or had, sheās dead now. They donāt believe in music either for worship service.She was so good to me when I first moved in and a devout Christian woman., whom I loved dearly. Different but still the same. I donāt see the point in having a full band to sing music to and for gospel songs it can be a distraction from worship.
Need him, that quote from Spurgeon is exactly what happened to me when I was so backslide. I was so unhappy and miserable and couldnāt find my way back to God but He found me and brought me back. First thing I did was start back to church. I understand how important it is to stay focused on Him. The early Christians met in homes, hid in Catacombs, had meetings by the river. I am so thankful for my life in Him.
And to all the people including Christians, who want to understand everything about God and all the things that donāt make sense to you about the Bible so you try to change it to make more sense to you and your beliefs of how it should be, so because your finite mind canāt understand all the ways of God, you throw your hands up and cry Uncle. I learned many lessons along my journey with God through the years, one being that God is good and He loves me. The hard places I go through, God
will be with me and will work it out for my good. Itās called walking by faith not sight.
I do wish his songs would disappear as well. They have no meaning, very repetitive and did I mention loud. A woman in our church and my SS class that has attended there for 45 years has started going to another church that has 2 services, one being traditional with the older songs sung and the choir wears choir robes. My friend and I have thought about joining her. lol
I am not one of them, I need the fellowship of the body of Christ as in Sunday School as well as worship service, weekly Bible Studies etc. Itās like coals keeping a fire going and if you remove one of the coals and set it aside away from the others, the fire lessens and it soon grows cold. As long as I am able I will attend church meetings. I learned that many years ago. Daily devotional and prayer and Christian fellowship.
Our Pastor recently preached a message about Judas. He was with them but wasnāt of them as a true disciple. He was a thief and stole money out of the money bag that was for the poor and other needs. He brought up Joshua Harris and said that Joshua Harris did not lose something he never had. Jesus said, many will say in that Day, Lord Lord have I not done all these wonderful things in your name? Then Jesus said depart from me I never knew you. As the end time grows nearer the Bible speaks of a falling away 2Thess.2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come,except there come a falling away first and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition. There was rumored that Jesus had already come and they were left which made them fearful that they had been left behind. So Paul was setting them straight on this error and easing their mind.
And who is the real culprit behind all the evil in the world, who hates God and especially Godās children. 1Peter5:8 Be sober, be vigilant;because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour. Luke 21:25 And there will be signs in the sun,and in moon,and in the stars;and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring. We are in a spiritual warfare and we are not fighting flesh and blood. 1Timothy 1:18-20 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy,according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightiest war a good warfare;vs19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away (Joshua Harris) concerning faith have made shipwreck;vs20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander;whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they might learn not to blaspheme.
š A merry heart doeth good like a medicine:but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:22 Doctor Tim thanks for reminding me of this and giving me a dose of your medicine. I saw a cartoon recently on the editorial page of our newspaper. Nancy P driving a mini bus that had kids with adult faces carrying on like kids, fighting, throwing paper airplanes. As sheās driving she glances back at them and says āDonāt make me have to stop this bus!ā Of course her look was so ugly and it made my day. Lol
I have always been fascinated with Science and Biology in school. My son is in the medical profession and never once did he believe in evolution and always believed in God as creator. I wondered how could a doctor or scientist ever not believe in God. The dna is so different in each person that in a matter of law can determine a manās guilt or innocence. I watch birds and feed them. I have noticed each bred of birds follow the same pattern of building a nest. If I see a lot of old dead grass in my blue bird box I know a sparrow is building it. If it has brown pine straw itās a blue bird, if a piece of dead snake skin is placed on top of a finished nest a fly catcher is the builder and a chickadee always adds moss to theirs. Love the songs, It is My Fatherās World and His Eye is on the Sparrow and I know He watches over me.
And they donāt have abortions. They help one another and the kindest people I have ever known. I lived in a farming town and before we left they began to buy land down in the Bottoms and farm it. An Amish preacher that moved in from somewhere else early enough to plant crops. They bought our house we had just put up for sale by word of mouth, we had not even put it up for sale sign God does take care of His own. Later they tmoved to the Bottoms where the Church and the school their children attended all attended. Just my thoughts on what I observed personally and not somebodyās link that I donāt even know saying something good or bad.
Christopher what you commented about this man bringing this out in public was shameful and he will pay the consequences for that action if he was a true Christian. Just as David suffered because of his sins committed by taking another manās wife and sending him to his death to cover up his sin. God saw and gave instructions to his prophet Nathan to take His message to David and the news was not good. The baby conceived in was to die and the sword would never leave his house.2 Samuel 7:2-29 David was a broken man and repented from what he had done to God. It is you and you only I have sinned against. That is so true for anyone who turns their back on God no matter what the reason is. I did email Frank.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and concerns for me and hopefully prayers as well. We never stop learning and growing and I have done my most growing and seeing Godās love for me the most during some of the most painful experiences in my life. The Holy Spirit is my teacher and counselor and very present help in time of trouble. I will try through the link,.