Note I really enjoy these podcasts but just a note: for the past several episodes the audio skips a lot. I don't know if this is something with the original recording or an issue with the SermonAudio site but it's very noticeable on the last few shows.
As for the article, I believe this pertains quite aptly for any who would adopt: "And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. (Matthew 18:5-6)"
This teacher needs to be fired! If an NBA owner is going to be fired and banned from events for discrimination, this teacher should too!!! Discrimination is discrimination whether it's racial or religion!!!
It's quite remarkable how much this smells of Orwellian newspeak control; furthermore, the rest of the culture seems to identify quite nicely with huxley's brave new world. Not either or, but a blend of the two.
The reason I appreciate these articles is that they magnify grace. When you consider Gethsemane, and spitting, and near death scourging, and thorns, and the mockery with the robe, and the nails in the nerves, and the literal suffocation, and etc; I take a look at that, and when I step back into Isaiah 53 and see that the physical pain, while the worst form of torturs and not to be diminished, was but a drop in the bucket compared to what he really experienced. It makes you wonder, what is crushed? Was it total darkness and weeping and gnashing of teeth burning inside his very scars? We can't see crushed or forsaken, but the medical details do magnify crushed for sure.
You don't hack the bible, the bible hacks you. I like to call it a GPS sometimes. In one sense it tells you where to go etc; In another sense, it's an acronym. G - God P - performing S - surgery After all, it is sharper than any 2 edged sword
As a recent Eagle Scout, this decision was saddening. However, if the troop is run by the church, the best place for a sinner is in a church where the Gopsel is preached. Of course, a little leaven can ruin the whole lump, but I at least hope that might optimistic wishes came true with some youth...
It was a nice debate, quite civil, although the debate format does annoy me at times. When I wish the debaters would play "ping pong" and explore objections and evidence further, they have to throw everything against a wall and see what sticks. But by in large, I feel Mr. Ham did an excellent job establishing the authority of scripture, and the nature of the debate being two philosophical non observable viewpoints. The only thing I wish Ham had addressed was the fact that Nye repeatedly emphasized "you translation that has been translated numerous time into American English is the model we should trust." I was wishing ham would point out that the translations are directly from the original languages, that a plain or natural hermeneutic isn't "literal" persay, and that Ham himself wasn't necessary for the creation model to work. All in all, excellent though.
They are streaming it live. And TC, no ken ham is much more equipped than comfort. This is ham's specialty and what he founded his ministry upon. Of course, I wish it was the chemist Dr. John Sarfati. That man has a crazy sharp mind.
Maybe if we started slaughtering babies, burning them alive on altars, impaling people, skinning them alive, and committing many other tortures (and other sins), Mr. Maher would send his own family member (as "prophets") to us murderers and beg us to repent of our wickedness at his own family members' danger, and warn us to repent for 100's of years before finally executing punishment, not just one or 2 years. Or another case, maybe he would allow us to only come under captivity for 70 years instead of permanently forsaking ppl who broke covenant curses....
Surely you aren't suggesting that we send no missionaries JSC? Doctrinal purity and acuity is a necessity most definitely, but better that they hear the Gospel from a poorly equipped missionary than not at all?