One of the best parts about being a man is not having a period! You'd have to be INSANE to want to have that! (It is part of the woman's curse, BTW)
Genesis 3:16a Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children;
Only, for the man, his curse is much different.
Genesis 3:17-19 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
Guys gotta be the breadwinner's, and it's going to be hard. čśĽ
The only reason why the Satanic Temple even exist's is 'cause Christians have become so stinkin' lukewarm and apostate, nobody is out there with the true Word of God calling men to repentance. Actually, not nobody; very few.
It's very simple to me, Jesus wasn't born on the 25th. If anyone can prove that he was born that day, with scripture, I believe we can call it quits. And if someone can prove with scripture that Xmass tree's are approved of, by Scripture, then we'll call it quits.
Hey, I know who Thomas Sowell is! In fact, right now I'm reading his book "Black Rednecks And White Liberals". It's a really good read, and very eye-opening about the state of affairs in the old South.čĹŹ
sc wrote: "I have heard sermons in regards to the birth of Christ...since He was born 6 months after John, the Baptist, His birth would have been in fall probably during the Feast of Tabernacles which would have been more conducive to tax collecting (following a harvest). And how appropriate..since He came to dwell (tabernacle) among us."
sc is totally correct, in fact, I was going to post the same myself.
It just makes SENSE that Jesus was born during the Feast of Tabernacles (instead of some random day like Dec. 25)...since Jesus DID fulfill TONS of prophesies.
@Unprofitable Servant, I read the passages of scripture you admonished Neil to read: Gal 4:4, Phil 2:7, and Heb 1:5,6; and as I finished reading them, I got no direction to celebrate, nor even to observe Christ's birth. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not downplaying that event down at all, I just see that we're only to observe his death. (Luke 22:19, 1 Corinthians 11:24)
John UK wrote: "Ah, you agree with the point I was making?"
I very much agree with you Brother John. I hope you have a blessed day today. Ôś║
@Dr Tim, Hey, since you ask people quite often if they had shared the gospel with a lost soul anytime soon, ect, I'll just say this: While many Christians will be chugging eggnog, opening presents, and licking candycanes, I'll be out street preaching, passing out tracts, and witnessing with my church on Dec. 25.
Well, the Bible says thou shalt NOT kill. Which means anyone at anytime. Obviously, the exception would be killing in self defense or to protect your country against invading forces. But still, killing would have to be the last resort.
Proverbs 6:16-17 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
Lol! All I see is a bunch of word-bending and mental gymnastics going on, and so far no one has proved that XMass is in the Bible, nor that we're supposed to observe Christ's birth. (Better yet, what in the world has an evergreen tree have to do w/ Jesus's B-Day, if he WAS born on the 25th!)
B. McCauseland is right, Christians are only supposed to observe our Savior's death, not his birth.
Dr Tim said: "For you to say that ÔÇťitÔÇÖs a factÔÇŁ that it was invented by the Catholics does not make it a fact that it was invented by the Catholics."
Dr. Tim would be correct. Christmas, as we know it today, was indeed around long before the RCC was here. In fact, if you look deeper into the matter, Tammuz's B-Day is Dec. 25!!! And any claim to say that Jesus was born on that day is unintelligent and blasphemous.
Q) Would and King or Caesar, tax his people in the middle of the winter???
A) Nope. Right after harvest. [Luke 2:1-3]
Q) Would shepherd's be watching over their sheep in the dead of winter?
A) No way. They'd be penned up in the barn. [Luke 2:8-20]
Q) What does a evergreen tree have to do with Jesus's birth, if it supposedly was on Dec. 25??
A) Nothing. In fact the Bible expressly forbids it!! [Jeremiah 10:2-5]
Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
Might as well let on in...the whole institution is a white-washed tomb.
Matthew 23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.