Dolores wrote: Cont They gathered around me to pray for me to receive the Holy Ghost which I never knew or heard about but for some reason it became clear to me how important it was for me to seek for. Yet, I said them,â No, Iâm not worthy.â
I remember my mother used to go to Pentecostal tent meetings where they would say if anyone wants to be baptized into the Holy Spirit to come to the front. She did and she couldn't speak in tongues. They whispered into her ear to just start mumbling and it would come to her.
The baptism of the Holy Spirit ended at Pentecost. If you want a meditation I did on that subject, just email me. I won't discuss this with you on the forum.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Must confess I pulled a Frank here and didnât read the article
I didnât read the article!
Brother U.S. using the expression âpulling a Frankâ has a negative connotation to it, so it is a form of sarcasm.
âUsuallyâ when I donât read any of an article I will say so. IOW, I am commentating on the comment someone made. There is nothing wrong or misleading when I do that. In this thread, I was simply commenting on what John UK said. I didnât care about the article and I didnât care whether you or John read it or not.
But, if you ever think that I should read an entire article, then I will. Most comments on this forum donât concern themselves with the specifics of an article.
Interesting about the Japanese culture, but I wouldnât associate them or any culture with Gal. 5.
I always thought they wore those masks because of air pollution?? Yes, in many ways the American culture is more annoying than others. For instance in Germany, people generally will not touch things that donât belong to them and they make a greater effort to be respectful to one another, such as when greeting each other. I remember a time there when it was disrespectful for a woman with a small child to take a bus because it inconvenienced others. It was extremely rare to see wheelchairs in public, etc. because it inconvenienced others.
I lived there for 7 Â˝ years so right or wrong that was my perception. They often referred to Americans as "ugly Americans".
Neil wrote: Perhaps beating a dead horse here, but the problem is not lack of gun control, but lack of self-control. This, however, is hard for many to swallow, given 2 generations of arts and media propaganda telling us unrestricted self-expression is always a good thing, and repressing emotions is bad. Erhard Seminars Training and Primal Therapy were hyped during the '70s. Gal. 5:19-23 has a very different message. And I don't think many 2nd-Amendment fans understand this either, as many conservatives identify with the old chest-beating American cult of radical individualism. Harley-Davidson sells Hog motorcycles as symbols of this.
Good points Neil!
The only thing a moral person ever does with a gun is hunt, target practice or protect themselves, their loved ones, or someone who is being attacked from an immoral person. I have 2 guns in my house and if someone breaks in while I am home, then IMO they are ready and willing to harm me or my wife. I will shoot them until they stop and if they die I am not responsible, they are.
Well U.S. look at it this way. If I live in letâs say Africa, my civil rights are different than if I live here. So, those civil rights have nothing to do with being a Christian because a Christian is the same wherever he/she lives. They have all been bought and paid for. If I live here, I have the right to vote or to go to any church I like. If I lived in Saudi Arabia, I do not have the right to attend a Christian church.
So, do I have a right to attend a Christian church? Yes, if I live in America. Culture is your caveat.
What I am trying to say, obviously poorly, is Christianity is not cultural. I obey secular laws only if they donât conflict with my Christian duties. They mean nothing to me because I belong solely and completely to Christ.
Well brother John, I still consider myself a slave of my Lord and by saying that I have forfeited all rights that affect that.
I have been bought and paid for by my Lord and Savior and He now owns me. He owned Paul also, so when Paul noted what the law said, he was not claiming a Christian right, it was a citizen right, similar to me saying I have a right to vote.
I donât mind people trying to find exceptions to something, but when that happens the exception often becomes the rule. It would be like saying some genuine Christian women work, so all Christian women can work.
Anyway, I appreciate U.S.âs comment, but simply want to say, I wasnât saying I donât live in a civilized society with rules and laws that apply to me; render to Caesar, etc. But, the Lord doesnât have to allow me any of those rights if He chooses. I, all of my possessions and all of my civil rights belong to Him.
âIn other words, prosecutors must regard a crime a being motivated by hate if the person âperceivesâ himself to be of a protected class and âperceivesâ that the accused was motivated by hate.â
I consider the above to be beyond illogical. If I say something to a black and that black perceives that it is racist, then it is racist. Same thing goes for females and all forms of the LGBT movement. And if someone is a Muslim, Hindu, etc., the same thing applies. They are always being attacked for their faith.
Just look at the group of congressional ladies called the âsquadâ for the clearest example. Trump recently said that a certain black politician should clean us his own crime ridden, rat infested neighborhoods. Because the fellow was black, then the comment was racist??
What a great and interesting comment about Christians not having rights! I think of myself as a âslaveâ of our Lord and of course slaves have basically given up their personal rights. The term servant can also mean slave as you know.
1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
Yes, I have been bought and paid for! You gave me something to think about brother; thanks!
As everyone already knows, I consider any targeting of an unborn child regardless of sex or physical condition to be murder. The article doesnât get into specifics where it is possible to tell who is pushing this, but my guess is it is the men. Women in impoverished areas have little say so in most areas of life. Their primary responsibilities are being wives and mothers will little say so about important decisions.
So, what those societies have done is encourage women to be what they were meant to be, but then for the wrong reasons.
I have often read of female feticide (new word for me) and it disgusts me. Women were never meant to be slaves and simply mothers. They are co-equal in the eyes of our Lord and should be treated as such.
Yes, the parable of the sower does explain this case very well.
And let me just add, this fellow probably felt he knew the risen Savior, but in the below those that appear at the judgment and donât belong to Him, will hear the following. That fact that our Lord says He ânever knew themâ to me is very significant and supports your Matthew 7 verses.
Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
We can fool ourselves, but the Lord is never fooled or even confused.
I know of 2 couples that married same sex in a Unitarian church many many years ago. I didnât read the article, but it seems they can now go back and simply claim they were legally married from then until now.
Politicians will promise anything to get votes; what a sham this is. Because we have no choice where our tax dollars go, then if it becomes law, they will pay for these abominable things.
John UK wrote: Frank, that verse is my favourite text in the whole Bible - always has been, always will be. Note all the "alls" in the text: All tears - gone! All death - gone! All sorrow - gone! All crying - gone! All pain - gone! All former things - gone! No more tears, death, sorrow, crying or pain, all gone, never seen again. What blessedness! What eternal joy! What a privilege to live with God for ever! I'm real glad that all means all! Praise his holy name! Yea and Amen! Hallelujah! Praise God! Praise the Lord! Glory to him who loves us. Thank you Jesus! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! His praise shall be continually on my lips! Let us exalt his name together! Glory to him alone! What a glorious God!
Amen brother! Yes, it boggles my mind when I think of the bliss and peace we will have after this earthly pilgrimage.
I have no way to relate to those things, but at the same time I know they are true.
Letâs say a missionary was visiting a country where polygamy was legal. There was this fellow who had 3 wives and during the visit, he came to Christ. What should the missionary advise him to do? Should he divorce his 2nd and 3rd wives? If not, then polygamy in and of itself would not be sinful?
Christopher000 wrote: Frank Wrote: "I can only imagine how cute, loving and helpless this little baby was." Same here, Frank, and that's the first thing I imagined, which makes it all the more unsettling, because what we merely imagined, is what they held in their arms, and saw, as they did what they did. Impossible to grasp...
Yes Chris, it is amazing just how carnal some in our society are. Like you, I cannot comprehend cruelty at this level.
Christopher000 wrote: This past Friday, a little baby boy was born in a California hospital. Following delivery, the little baby boy was cleaned up, wrapped up, nice and warm, and brought to his waiting mother and father in their hospital room. The nurse leaves the room so they can all get to know each other, and once they're alone, instead of excitement, and talk about their future together, the couple strangles their little, helpless, newborn son. Why? "We didn't want him", they said. Such emptiness, and wickedness that I'll never come anywhere close to grasping. Also tragic is the fact that California has a safe surrender law, where a parent can drop off unwanted children to any hospital or fire station, within 3days, but they chose to murder him instead. So sad.
I found an article regarding this and I was actually amazed! How anyone, especially the new mother, could do something like this is beyond understanding. I can only imagine how cute, loving and helpless this little baby was.
If the boyfriend participated in the murder, he will be found guilty. If only the mother was involved, it could go either way.
Internet definition: Sophism: a fallacious argument, especially one used deliberately to deceive.
Most cultures of the world use sophism to accomplish their goals. They confuse and lie to the masses. Just think of TV commercials and political campaigns to see my point.
If someone uses deception to draw someone into their cause, then their cause is from satan and not our heavenly Father. Biblical success is not defined by the number of widgets we sell or by wealth, fame and notoriety, or by winning.
We are simply seeing a double standard. Those who profit from immigration are for it and those that donât arenât. Politicians who can use it for votes are for it and those that can't arenât.
Most that are my age of course have no real agendas based on the above. I simply believe that if we have laws, then those laws should apply to all. Therefore if someone is here illegally, they should be deported. If someone is seeking entry under false pretenses,they should be denied entry. Otherwise change the laws.
If Mexico suffers because of these migrants, they deserve it.