Whereas the Book of Psalms, like the rest of the Bible was authored by God.
God's praise is in the Book of Psalms.
Whatever hymn singers might think the simple fact is that man's modern writing is and can never be as inspired as the Word of God which includes the Psalms.
Hymn singing has now turned into an entertainment show for sinners in churches. That does not praise God.
"the book of Psalms has another use as well. It is, as Calvin says, ‚Äúan anatomy of all the parts of the soul.‚ÄĚ It is a guide to piety for the believer. In particular the book of Psalms provides guidance for the Christian in four areas: meditation, expostulation, prayer, and song. The art of Christian meditation is in our age largely a lost art, though our Puritan and Reformed forefathers wrote dozens of treatises on the subject."
Expostulation is another word that has virtually disappeared from the modern Christian‚Äôs vocabulary. The verb expostulate is defined in Webster‚Äôs New Collegiate Dictionary as ‚Äúto reason earnestly with a person for purposes of dissuasion or remonstrance.‚ÄĚ In the context of the use of the Psalms, this has the idea of an earnest reasoning with oneself for the correcting of one‚Äôs views or behavior." (Benjamin Shaw)
"homosexuals are about 50% more likely to suffer from depression and engage in substance abuse than the rest of the population, reports Health24.com . . . the risk of suicide jumped over 200% if an individual had engaged in a homosexual lifestyle . . . the lifespan of a homosexual is on average 24 years shorter than that of a heterosexual . . . While the Health 24 article suggested that homosexuals may be pushed to substance abuse and suicide because of anti-homosexual cultural and family pressures, empirical tests have shown that there is no difference in homosexual health risk depending on the level of tolerance in a particular environment. Homosexuals in the United States and Denmark--the latter of which is acknowledged to be highly tolerant of homosexuality--both die on average in their early 50's, or in their 40's if AIDS is the cause of death. The average age for all residents in either country ranges from the mid-to-upper-70s.""
So, is homosexuality dangerous to society? The facts show that it is. We have to ask, why then would it be promoted so heavily when it is so harmful? The only answer I can come up with (aside from a biblical one) is that the politically correct don't care about the facts." https://carm.org/is-homosexuality-dangerous
From Article::- ""the presence of characters who identify as LGBT in television programming is key to changing hearts and minds in culture""
Precisely why it should NOT be used.
Satan has noticed this too and is using it to 'sanctify' the abomination and make it acceptable to the reprobates.
The Sodom and Gomorrah citizens no longer need to repent of this perversion, because its been cleaned and polished by the media, the political imbeciles and the morally dysfunctional Liberalist secular communities and churches.
Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen."
"What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."
Quote:- "It is not until man is made thoroughly displeased with himself that he begins to aspire after God. The fallen creature, deluded by Satan, is self-satisfied till his sin-blinded eyes are opened to get a sight of himself. The Holy Spirit first works in us a sense of our ignorance, vanity, property, and depravity, before He brings us to perceive and acknowledge that in God alone are to be found true wisdom, real blessedness, perfect goodness, and unspotted righteousness. We must be made conscious of our imperfections ere we can really appreciate the Divine perfections. As the perfections of God are contemplated, man becomes still more aware of the infinite distance that separates him from the Most High. As he learns something of God‚Äôs pressing claims upon him, and his own utter inability to meet them, he is prepared to hear and welcome the good news that Another has fully met those claims for all who are led to believe in Him." (A.W.Pink)
‚ÄúSearch the scriptures,‚ÄĚ said the Lord Jesus,...."
From Article::- ""The former South Carolina governor, widely viewed by Republicans as a top potential presidential candidate, has repeatedly sought to minimize differences with Trump while distancing herself from his excesses. Haley, 47, writes that she backed most of the foreign policy decisions by Trump that others tried to block""
"Plagiarism" by Communists trying to, 'Win friends and influence their masses???
Gal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting."
Prov 12:22 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight."
The problem with (illegal) immigration is that these people are usually forced to go seeking a better governed country by some moron who like the bus driver in Venezuela has destroyed the economics of the country.
However this subsequently means that the 'better' governed nations must pay for the incompetency of bad government.
Local community services in the better countries such as hospitals, schools, GP's, work markets, police, end up being overrun by floods of refugees.
Thus a problem created by the crooks, morons and incompetents in some governments are transferred to local communities elsewhere who suffer a deluge effect from the failed state.
Misplaced sympathy by Liberals and other overzealous benevolent, philanthropic types does not address justice nor solve the ongoing problem of bad governments or overwhelmed communities.
Planting the seeds of disrepair somewhere else in humanity, does not cure the problem of crowd transfer.
As for godly sympathy on this problem, - Look at what God did with Israel being moved into Canaan?
"SIN is AGAINST MAN‚ÄôS PRESENT GOOD, in this life. Against the good of his body and the good of his soul. For on both it has brought a curse and death.
"It (Sin) has corrupted man‚Äôs blood, and made his body mortal, thereby rendering it a vile body. Our bodies, though made of dust, were more precious than the fine gold; but when we sinned, they became vile bodies. Before sin our bodies were immortal (for death and mortality came in by sin), but now alas they must return to dust. It is appointed to all men once to die, and it is well if they die but once, and the second death have no power over them. They must see corruption, or the equivalent of death, i.e. a change; for this flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God, as that with which we were created might possibly have done (1 Cor I5.50). Our body is sown in corruption, in dishonour, in weakness (I Cor 15.42-43), and is therefore called vile (Phil 3.21). Before this body is laid in the grave, it is languishing, in a continual consumption, and dying daily, besides all the dangers that attend it from without" (R.Venning. 'Sinfulness of Sin)
"" Pope Francis said, ‚ÄúHe [Jesus] was a man until he was placed in the tomb by the women who recomposed his body.""
Poor old Francis he never could understand all this theology stuff.
Thats the problem with religious reprobates such as papists and Liberalists etc. They read the Bible as a human authored publication. AND Read it with human conviction.
God clearly has never provided Francis with true Faith. So his religious ideology is just human speculation.
GOD warns::- 2Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of."
2Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."
Jim Lincoln wrote: ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†1. The Old and New Testaments were not originally written in the English language.... ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†2. We do not have the originals of any of the books of the Bible. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†3. God never promised the perfect preservation of the originals, but He did promise to preserve their content. They are preserved within the body of currently existing manuscripts.
Hey Jim; (3) Why would GOD need to make a promise like that??? Were the originals the TRUTH? If so has God preserved the TRUTH? Or not according to your religion?
BTW:: Why must you keep removing God from the work of the Bible? You sound like one of these Liberalists.
#1) Not English??? Wow!! that's a revelation.
#2) Do you mean the original bits of paper/papyrus/parchment/or video?
"Scribes in biblical times used primarily two writing surfaces on which to record scripture: plant fibers and animal skins. The oldest known papyrus (plant) fragment dates back to 2400 BC. Parchment (leather) scrolls have survived from about 1500 BC. To a lesser degree, scribes also used pottery chards, stones inscribed with an iron pen, clay tablets engraved with a sharp instrument and dried, and wax tablets created by covering a flat piece of wood with wax." (josh.org)
"To promote a woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion, or empire above any realm, nation, or city, is repugnant to nature; contumely [an insult] to God, a thing most contrary to his revealed will and approved ordinance; and finally, it is the subversion of good order, of all equity and justice."
"And first, where I affirm the empire of a woman to be a thing repugnant to nature, I mean not only that God, by the order of his creation, has spoiled [deprived] woman of authority and dominion, but also that man has seen, proved, and pronounced just causes why it should be. Man, I say, in many other cases, does in this behalf see very clearly. For the causes are so manifest, that they cannot be hid. For who can deny but it is repugnant to nature, that the blind shall be appointed to lead and conduct such as do see?"
"And such be all women, compared unto man in bearing of authority. For their sight in civil regiment is but blindness; their strength, weakness; their counsel, foolishness; and judgment, frenzy, if it be rightly considered."
I suspect Knox would definitely not vote for Warren. His words appear harsh to modern eyes. But does he have a point which is not lost in the passage of time?
""On a lengthy page titled "Keeping Our Promises to Our Service Members, Veterans, and Military Families," Warren included a section on "LGBTQ+ Service Members.""
Warren shows how satanic she is!! Who could possibly want her in the White House??
She appeals to:- Sodomites? Transvestites? Body abusers? Deranged? .......
Those who are "against nature" Rom 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"
Jude :8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. 10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. 11 Woe unto them"
""YouTube is censoring a video of an outspoken pediatrician openly critical of transgender medicine, particularly surgeries where reproductive organs are removed.""
YouTube is obviously against the dissemination of science and information.
Thus are they against free speech.
Satan must be in control at YouTube HQ.
Eph 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:"
The pre-Christian - 'course of this world' - is the way of Satan, who works among the wicked reprobates.
The 'prince' in control of the 'airwaves'!!! Thus the prince of YouTube.
John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."
Omission of the scientific facts and the truth is lying isn't it.
I notice on recent news items that farmers mental health is at an all time low with the strain of farming.
It is the same over here in the UK.
All aspects of mans industry and enterprise are suffering in many ways in these modern times.
God's punishment or mans weakness??
Genesis 3:17 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; 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 19 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."
Jim Lincoln wrote: it was still help the English population much more if understandable texts of the Bible and more accurate ones we're available to them such as the NIV and ESV.
Jim; "more accurate"???
With heretics who clearly were not converted - such as Westcott and Hort - To suggest they can write something -'more accurate'- than the Bible which God has been using for centuries; Is simply speculative supposition.
As for.... Kapp's "Dogmatic atheism is no longer a menace or even a hindrance to the progress of Christianity, but practical atheism is widespread in its influence and a dangerous element in our modern life"
Atheists think that they DON'T believe in God. When in point of fact it is that they CAN'T believe. The difference being GOD's action - NOT mans.
God can convert them but chooses not to.
Whereas our poor ignorant atheist thinks that "Faith" is merely a human activated conviction which can be changed by a change of mind.
Eph 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:" = "alienated" means shut out from fellowship. A door NOT opened by human hands.