Ha Ha Ha Ha... rolling on the floor laughing, crying, turning red...oh no, please stop all this conspiracy theory martian, tin foil stuff - I just can't handle such comical entertainment!! What a bunch of wacko, nut jobs!! Uh, ya, like ok, a "catastrophic" U.S. quake? Where do these "FEMA" koo-koo's and those Reuter flake "reporters" come up with these ludicrous theories and prophetic ramblings?
I'm so glad we have 5 sane Sermon Audio editors that don't believe this conspiracy propaganda.
The Lord Jesus Christ is Supreme. The "State", though he wants to be Supreme, simply is not. He is Antichrist! The devil is only Supreme in the sense that man desires him to be as God instead of Christ.
Assuming for now that the Amish are Christians, the title should read, "True religion trumps building codes of false religion."
Speaking of smoke, just today some tattle-tale called the fire department on me for burning wood outside, something I frequently do. Big bully firefighter did inform me that my set up was ok, but that I was violating "The Law" for burning straw as well.
Such heavy burdens the state pharisees place upon us!
About a year ago I had this injured cat hanging around my "residence" so I took it to the humane society. As I thought I was doing the "socially responsible" thing, the experience was rather unpleasant, so much that I even wrote it all down. But, to be short: I told the lady about the cat and somehow the conversation lead me to ask if they were going to kill it, when she took great offense to the word "kill" and corrected me with the proper word "euthanize." She wanted me to take full responsibility for this cat and pay $40, which I refused. Apparently that wasn't an option for her so I simply said I'd put the cat back where I found it. She then threatened me with animal abuse if I were to do that. Eventually the supervisor came and I told her the situation, and she gave me another paper to fill out which was no big deal to me. As I was walking out, I asked the irritable woman if I could throw away the plastic container in their dumpster because the cat had pissed and pooped in it. She said no. I seen the supervisor outside and asked her if I could throw it away and she said absolutely.
Thanks for your opinion Leroy, and it's great to have you here. We're having a great study of a few proverbs at the moment and we're trying to stay focused on "the rod" in particular for the time being. You are free to answer the following question, as it is assumed that you hold that "the rod" is literal according to tradition. Some may be stumped on the question though, so maybe they could proceed to establish how old this "child" is, which of course you can attempt to explain also.
Is this rod then a tree branch and could it also be a pipe, belt, paddle, or even some electronic device?
Any relation to Lou by the way?
"The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame."
"Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him."
[URL=http://www.jesusmanifesto.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/ellul/money.pdf]]]Money and Power[/URL]
"Rich or poor, we all face the problem of money. But is money chiefly a personal problem, how we use our own resources? Or a societal problem, how we organize the economy? Jacques Ellul exposes the folly of a purely societal approach-whether communism, collectivism, socialism or capitalism-and argues for individual responsibility. Money, he says, is not neutral, something we can use as we like. Instead it is a powerful agent that sets itself against God's kingdom. Tracing the scriptural attitudes toward wealth from Old Testament sacramentalism through New Testament renunciation, he challenges Christians to live by the law of grace and not by the law of the marketplace."