Hello, hello, hello... wrote: Remember Jesus is Omniscient and certain passages where 'he knowing their thoughts' He warns about the danger of division and such a divided kingdom or house brought to desolation, e.g. Luke 11.17.
Well, since I am definitely not omniscient, then I won't comment on your comment.
Ah, societal mores. Trump is an immoral buffoon and he using the Lordâs name in vain is simply symptomatic of that. The fact that a democrat is attacking him for that is only more complicated in the mind of our religious culture. I donât know anything about this democrat, but my guess is he is pro-abortion and pro-homosexuality. Iâm pretty sure both are litmus tests to even run as a democrat. Besides even if he isnât, he is still aligning himself with those who do support both of those. This litmus test comment is a general truth, so if someone can find an exception it doesnât change anything.
âAllâ Christians are conservative, but not all conservatives are Christian.
John UK, good morning brother and fellow pilgrim. You and I would both say that everything that Christ did or said was perfectly holy; He was God in the flesh. So, when He cleansed the temple and when He called the Pharisees devils and when he told Peter that satan was prompting him; He was being perfectly loving and holy!
John UK wrote: This sort of thing is what disgusts me: a small fortune is spent on producing weaponry which can demolish entire countries, and the people are now starving to death because of failed crops. It shows a high level of coldness and hardness in the NK leadership, who always seem well fed and content. The Lord is no respecter of persons thankfully, and a tramp is no different from a well-fed rich person in his sight. Jesus told a story about two such.
Great comment brother and thanks for putting it in perspective. The leader of NK also supposedly has a net worth of around 5 billion dollars. He doesn't care about the living standards of any of his citizens.
Whenever aid is sent to these types of countries, all it does is make the crooked leaders wealthier and the population stays the same.
And the cultures of the world certainly do hold the rich and famous to different standards. Unfortunately many Christians do as well.
The Quiet Christian wrote: Frightening. When someone so opposed to abortion does the same thing at an abortion clinic, that person is soundly renounced by both sides. But when one of the Leftists attempts to attack a government facility, he's a hero? Note the doublespeak. The Progressives are fighting a war of liberation...liberation from God. Neil put this very well on a different story today.
I didn't read Neil's comment, but yours is excellent. It is a double standard, and they have been blinded by the great deceiver.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Maybe it is just a reality check. The chance of getting a law passed that acknowledges abortion is murder and the mother and the doctor should stand trial has zero percentage of passing. Whereas putting restrictions on that limit the number of babies killed has proven to have success. Locks on doors certainly doesn't deter all burglaries but we don't say that the lock manufactures are hypocrites because they can't stop all break ins.
Thanks Luke 17:10 for your comment and thoughts. Of course I agree with you that is why I said the following:
"Now, in spite of what I said above, I praise the Lord when He does anything to reduce the numbers of abortions."
Chris GP, Yes, I would look at it the same as I would any other murder, so it wouldn't be automatic. Yes, we don't have a theocracy; therefore no religious courts. But, I would still change our laws to coincide with my points.
In the case of rape or incest, I simply think that the child in the womb is innocent of any wrong doing, so why should they suffer for the wrong doing of others. Although not an easy road, they could give birth and then put them up for adoption.
You may be taking the weaker vessel concept too far. :-)
The anti-abortion has always been âgenerallyâ a farce. They have never promoted the death penalty for abortion providers and they have never promoted the death penalty for the women who have murdered their unborn children. They frequently call it murder, but they never call it murder worthy of prosecution for murder. Is that not hypocritical or is it just me? All they have done is try and regulate it or one could say reduce the numbers. How can someone regulate murder?
Now, in spite of what I said above, I praise the Lord when He does anything to reduce the numbers of abortions.
John UK wrote: Leave God out, do whatever you want. It's an appearance of freedom, but there is no freedom in hell, it is eternal suffering, where is weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Good morning brother!
During my Christian walk, I have always considered marriage to be the most sacred of institutions. God made us male and females and told the men to leave all for their wives. Eph. 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
IOW, in spite of what one of our Jezebelâs says, other than Christ, my wife is my number 1 priority in life. And I believe that most of the married men on this forum would say the same thing. We actually become one flesh and marriage becomes symbolic of our relationship to our Lord.
So, satan has always wanted to undermine marriages and that is what we are seeing every day in all countries. The institution of marriage is crumbling right before our eyes!
I donât know about Britain, but there was a time in the U.S. when saying you were a Christian was a culturally admirable thing to do. All it meant was you lived a respectable life. Off topic, but I remember my 3rd grade teacher giving out candy to the child who had memorized the most scriptures. Just think about that; a public school!
Anyway, my guess is since there is no longer a cultural taboo assigned to not being a Christian, then simply more people are willing to say it?
Christopher000 wrote: Hi Frank, thanks. Always a great point about Muslim owned bakeries, etc., ...never a peep, because they, and everyone else are off-limits. I was thinking, after reading your comment, that it seems to me, since the Christian owned bakers, and other service based businesses have been gaining some traction in the courts, the LGBTQ's have taken to a different angle/scheme. Their new angles may not be earning them the same quick cash, but it seems to be suiting their agenda, in their continued fight against God. The new angles being the war against basic religious views that now qualify as hate speech, bigotry, and intolerance, and also, this new pronoun nonsense, both of which are being used to take down anyone who doesnt comply, and it's working out well for them. Thanks Mr OBama.
Yes, I understand that if I quote a scripture that is offensive to some, then I am guilty of hate speech. No, what they are saying is my Lord and Savior is guilty of hate speech.
I am firmly convinced that one day Christianity will be illegal. We already have that in practice in many countries, but it will come to us sooner than later.
Christopher000 wrote: I'm so glad that the State's Attorney General is persuing this, and that Liberty First has joined in the fight. The San Antonio council votes 6-4, banning Chic-Fil-A for their religious views, yet, if this business denied service to any customers for their religious views, the same council would have freaked out, and filed their own lawsuits as they cried foul, for their intolerance and bigotry. Hipocrites. Crazy times.
Wouldnât let me read the article??
I agree Chris. It is common for our society to ban anything that remotely appears to be Christian. Tolerance only applies to non Christian things and not Christian. We never hear about Muslim bakeries being sued, but only Christian ones and the list goes on and on.
Iâm not all that familiar with Chick-Fil-Aâs religious beliefs, but I have never heard of them discriminating against any group.
Our Lord says homosexuality is an abomination in His sight and that is sufficient for me.
1 Corinthians 5:6 âYour glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?â
Compromising the word of God is simply dummying down the gospel of our Lord. Our churches and the gospel are being defined by our culture instead of the other way around. All who cooperate with this apostasy are guilty before the Lord.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Those who know that I no longer formally attend a church probably donât realize just how much I am against change that compromises the word of God.
Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Adriel wrote: Signs of these dark and apostate times. But what does it mean? The churches are either disappearing or are false witness today. It would take an international revival to bring the nations back to where we were even 4 or 5 decades ago. Or is this the precursor to the big finish? 1Peter 5:8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1 John 3:8 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 2 Corinthians 11:14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Great comment. Yes, I think it is the precursor to the end when Christ returns and sets up His kingdom.
John UK wrote: I do wish Mr Gallup would mount his horse and ride off into the sunset, never to be seen again. It's for John Yurich... get it, John?
Good morning brother! You and I both know that polls can be manipulated to say what we want them to say. If someone says abortions should be rare, safe and personal, then they are often considered pro-life.
But, someone who believes in abortion on demand would say the same exact thing. No difference.
My guess is there are very few saying homosexual actions or the condoning of those actions are a abomination in the eyes of God and those that die in those states will undergo His wrath.
Most of society considers those thoughts to be unloving and judgmental. No, they are simply repeating what our God says.
Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination. 23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it [is] confusion.
Deuteronomy 22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so [are] abomination unto the LORD thy God.
Romans 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Christopher000 wrote: John Yurich Wrote: "This past Sunday at my Baptist Church the sermon given by Pastor Steve was titled "The Lord Is My Shepherd(Part 1)/Jehovah Rohi" from Psalm 23. It was about Jesus meeting our needs and that Jesus guides us to a life that is good and right." Always glad to see that you're paying attention to the sermons, John. I hope one day that you come full circle, and realize that straddling the fence with Roman Catholicism just doesn't jive with, and is anti-thetical to biblical Christianity. God warns very sternly against what they do and teach, and makes clear their fate. I hope you see this clearly one day, turn, and never look back.
What a kind and truthful comment! I have a hard time putting truth and compassion together, but you do it so easily.