From their beginnings, Disney has paraded debauchery in front of everyone's faces in the guise of "wholesome,family" entertainment. I would highly recommend Cooley's the magic kingdom or the Kingdom of God. It's very humbling. ..how easily one is led astray with the things which are in front of their faces.
Does knowledge puffeth up as in one ridiculing another brother's name when one is in disagreement, Tim? The names "Jim" and "Tim" are quite close...calling "Tim" "Timiny" wouldn't be very polite,would it?
It's interesting how Scripture says that we are not to elevate images but,seemingly,where there is allowance for those in areas of persecution. I missed that part in Scripture. If these images of Jesus are so important,as presented in that it is a tragedy for their removal,then clearly it is abominable for them to be posted at all. Just because one discerns sin doesn't mean that one is perfect.If one is guilt of the sin in which they are exposing then they are hypocritical. You seem to be suggesting that we are not to expose error? Love speaks truth. If these people are attached to fake images of Jesus, it may very well be that they don't have a relationship with Him in the first place...perhaps they are RC. Persecution doesn't dismiss God's Commandments. Not condoning fake Jesus pictures is not tantamount to insensitivity unless you care to be align with the "we do whatever we please bunch"....or are ecumenical. We need to be in prayer for these people ,perhaps even for their salvation or discernment as well.
I said that Christ is not being honored by false representations/images of Him. It doesn't matter who portrays or has these images. Wrong is wrong. If one is depending on that which is false for comfort,they are not only wrong but in dire need of the truth.
Around the time of the Presidential election,Pence was referred to as RC. In a meeting around June 2017, he stated â€śCatholicism has made an indelible mark on the American spirit,â€ť Mr. Pence said at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. â€śYour faith has moved mountains, and the Catholic Church and its millions of parishioners have been a force for good in our communities large and small throughout our land, throughout our history."
...seems he ,like Graham, speaks out of both sides of their mouth all the while wanting to remain "the darlings of the Christian community". ...maybe why we're constantly reminded of all the "good" for which they stand.
I am just wondering how being familiar with a foreign language and praying in it qualifies as "praying in tongues". It's not a gift then as much as just picking up a language naturally. John UK,.. last verse,again, is in reference to speaking in tongues and not praying.. There is no private prayer language that is "praying in tongues". Obviously, one cannot speak mysteries to God. Edifying others was the emphasis...as opposed to "edifying" oneself.
It's not that there is no brokenness,Unprofitable...I think that many of us are keenly aware and grateful for access to the Word so readily...the point against false images of Jesus is quite valid according to Scripture. Sadly, if these people ,actually, are tied to these images, they are misguided. Jesus,especially,fake Jesus,images is not to Whom his children are being conformed.
14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. If Paul prayed in either language which he knew, he was not praying in tongues unknown himself. On Pentecost, the Apostles were speaking in tongues which were foreign languages but which they knew not themselves. Correct me if I am wrong but weren't tongues for the benefit of unbelievers? The contemporary concept of "praying in tongues" is not in Scripture whereby one babbles something which is unintelligible. Anyone observing such would see nothing but confusion. For the Spirit makes groanings, unuttered when Christians pray.
Lurker, how would that be applicable to one who is bi lingual? For they would understand either language in which they were praying? Isn't the point in 1 Corinthians 14:14 that one does not pray in a language which they do not know and therefore makes "praying" in tongues of no effect? The only time "pray in tongues" is in the KJV appears to void itself in practical application. Gospel, not to confirm with signs. "Unknown"...simply means unknown foreign language. The whole point of sign gifts were for confirmation of the message or messenger. After Scripture was written, there is no need for such. We need only to share the Those who will be or could possibly be duped in the end times look for signs.
Douglas, Christians who would do without "christmas" hold that view because they know better. Communists who ban it, do so out of ignorance. Satan loves "christmas" too but discerning Christians wouldn't want to go to Hell.
Thank you, June..but the Scripture cited by another is a play on words...obviously, one cannot pray in an unknown language for they would not know for that which they were asking. So the Scripture that another cited 1 Corinthians 14:14 King James Version (KJV) 14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. This is would not qualify as "praying" in tongues. Why would one pray in a foreign language of which they have no understanding?
Thank you, Youth, for your input. As for "Jesus" icons or pictures...the communists are really in the dark believing that these things are actually honoring to Christ to begin with. Ironically, we would be blessed if all of the "Jesus" and "Christian" statues,pictures and the rest of the idols were removed from our midst as well.
Dr. Tim...there is no praying in tongues, only speaking ...as you have outlined for which we have no need today. Praying in tongues is a false, man-made doctrine. If one reads the untainted Word, one will find that the Holy Spirit makes intercession for us...with groanings not UTTERED. A Christian has the Holy Spirit and the Word. Sign gifts are not needed and not all were to speak in tongues at the time when they were used.
1 CORINTHIANS 1:22 22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
Clearly, we would do well to preach Christ crucified and not seek after feel good experiences.