mmm spot on john, that is encoraging thanks for the link.
i was thinking earlier today of hiring the local village hall for a series of creation talks
you have reminded me to read fox 's book of martyrs which i have and forgot that i had it i will commencs it this evening.
Just as a small aside andy mackintosh does well to include:
Pilateâs question echoes down the centuries â âWhat is truth?â (John 18:38). The irony of the situation was lost on him that day
however i disagre with his exposition which is the usual view.
Pilate was a shrewd operator a politician to his fingernails if historical narratives are anything to go by.
In the context of the illegal arrest and false witnesses which the Jews had perjured themselves i believe that nothing was lost on him, he wasnt asking he was commenting on the truth being what these wicked people wanted it to be and the value of truth, ie he could see Jesus was innocent of the charges but that it did no good, its an ironic statement if you will.
John macurther has done an excellent series of sermons on John there is quite a few of them but i listened to them all
Im just back from surf canoeing - The water is COLD but big waves and no wind - nice
John UK wrote: The founder of this company, a professing Christian, obviously believed neither in the "sola scriptura" nor the "regulative principle". And because of the minuteness and barely readable imprints, he evidently had them put on as a subtle and superstitious "lucky charm". But this going out to war in the name of Christ is no better than the RCC's Crusades or the Moslem Jihads, both of which slaughter by the authority of their holy books.
How do you know that john ? I mean how do you know that he put them on as a lucky charm ? since its 'evident' or that he disnt believe in sola scriptura etc ?
Also how do you know that people that go to war in the name of christ are the same as the jihadis ?
Didnt the mohamedans take jerusalem by force ? what is wrong with wanting it back ? (myself I think its part of Gods providential plan so thats whats wrong with taking it back by force) but the crusaders had a point they wanted Jerusalem back
I think you are comdemning a lot of people there not forgetting the gentleman that made the guns, I think guns can be useful and a good thing
Alan H wrote: Wow! You're higher than I thought! Just kidding! Seriously, does Prince Charles really hold all of those titles?
There may be room for the full list here, Some I was born with and some I had to work for and my honors as well
His Royal Highness The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, Prince and Great Steward of Scotland, Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Great Master and First and Principal Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Member of the Order of Merit, Knight of the Order of Australia, Companion of the Queen's Service Order, Honorary Member of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, Chief Grand Commander of the Order of Logohu, Member of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, Canadian Forces Decoration, Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty.
Id appreciate it if everyone would address me by my full title in future, I feel that prince charles is a bit well - familiar ? Im sure you know what I mean - thanks
Alan H wrote: Your Highness, I am very honored that you would take the time to write to me personally, or rather you would have your aids write to me.
Marvelous Alan H, are there more like you in the americas ? My equerry informes me that everyone is like that awful obama chap, clearly he is wrong
There is no need for you to strain your limited resources in printing our correspondence. I shall have a vellum parchment prepared and despatched to you. Please dont send me a gift in return, our last prime minister received something called a boxed CD set of 'popular music' from your president obama last time gifts were exchanged Do you play Polo ? Im not a bad hand perhaps we could have a game if you visit. Yours ever His Royal Highness The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, Prince and Great Steward of Scotland, Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Great Master and First and Principal Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Member of the Order of Merit, Knight of the Order of Australia, Companion of the Queen's Serv
Ive always found that although every church ive been to falls to a lesser or greater degree below the Biblical standard - usually to a greater degree. Even in some of the least likely churches God always makes sure that there is a core of genuinely regenerate believers within that body. Ive been suprised in the past, sometimes there are only one or two but they are there so one can find fellowship with true believers in unlikely places its always worth a try and see what you find
who shall be able to stand ? something i consider nearly every day and every time i consider a church.
ive received yesterday my CMI newsletter they have been carrying out mission work in europe giving creation talks. Its gone well, there have been a huge thirst amongst congregations to know the Bible is true with regard to origins
so many professing christians have huge problems with basic doctrine and for one main reason as far as i can see. they dont believe in the six day creation, nor the global flood. Gods sovreignty and judgement are impossible to understand via the humanist naturalistic ideas of origins - millions of years evolution etc. Such folk unfourtunately fall at the first hurdle the ones i meet sadly are better described as practicing atheists, they practice unbelief as opposed to the nominal atheist who dosent bother. They seek to do work for the gospel but are never blessed in decades with a calling - why - its obvious but they cant see it, they deny Jesus very words in their unbelief. I know this because ive asked them and heard what they have to say, and i see no fruit from their churchgoing and religeous life. This situation is very common surely the mission field within the church is neglected
Alan H wrote: Hope this helps your royal Highness! Your humble servant, Alan H.
Dear Alan H, we are all here most appreciative of your efforts on our behalf and I have instruced all members of the Royal Household to pay more attention to using the QUOTE and slash and commas.
I dont actually write the posts myself, my secretary reads them out to me over breakfast and then carries out the neccessary operations with the electronic typwriter and special window but earlier this week he was mauled quite badly by the corgis and as this was the third time since christmas the previous wounds not having healed I gave him the morning off. I had to use mothers secretary whom she has had since the coronation in 1953. He was willing in those days but has been struggling since 1983 and the advent of something called the IBM PC. Its a kind of virus and they are quite common you need a firewindow to be cured but he is to old for the operation so he struggles on with the ineviteble results.
If you find yourself in the great city of our empire, London, bring a copy of this letter and make yourself known to us. There are always posts for loyal (and humble) subjects at the palace.
His Royal Highness Prince Charles Prince of Wales, KG Earl of Chester, Duk
[QUOTE][From the article: âWe are Christians,â she (Jennifer Dennis) said, âwho practice our faith where it belongs, at church and in our home and, most importantly, outside the public classroom, where the law requires a separation of church and state.â[/QUOTE]A few folk have run this sentiment past me and i disagree with it. My understanding is that it is derived from that part of the US costitution which says that the government shall make no law with respect to religeeon that does not mean to me at least that there is a seperation of church and state but that the state shall not involve itself in the making of laws wrt religeon. Which mean to the christian that it shall not make laws against the Gospel - weasel words by Mrs Dennis or am I wrong ? seems to me she thinks more of her neighbours than Jesus
In the UK my mother is required by the the act of settlement 1593 to promote the Gospel alas she does not
This teacher chappie was only branding heretics, surely there isnt a jury in the land that would convict him ?
In my day if you came home from school having been branded by the teacher you didnt dare tell your parents or they would give you another one !
Rick wrote: The divisions in this town, or any other, let us know how far from God's word our neighbors really are. Jesus said he didn't come to bring peace but a sword. Many people in our towns and churches prize unity over truth. This story shows where we really are in America. This teacher, and anyone else that stands up for Jesus, is a hero in Heaven, no matter what people on earth say of them.
"And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubles Israel?" 1 Kings 18: 17.
John UK wrote: I will not destroy it for twenty's sake. And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake. Genesis 18:26-32 KJV Interesting isn't it? Much to learn from that.
one of my favorite passages
although it seems that there were not ten, like moses when he plead for the israelites when they had the orgy after moses received the law - that was a close one !
Its called 'MISSION SEX' Peacekeeping troops, aid workers, non-governmental organization employees, priests and missionaries engage in sexual exploitation with arrogant impunity, according to Save the Children, the worldâs largest childrenâs rights organization. And, sadly, they say, when dollars are dangled as bait, many Haitians will turn a blind eye.
disabled CHILDREN DISAPEAR, hidden away in a culture where parents count on their children to provide for them. Even the healthiest of kids here face starvation, violence and child trafficking
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL is protesting Haitiâs high incidence of rape, often of young girls by gangs of armed men. In 2006 UN workers discovered that up to half of the women living in the capital Port-au-Princeâs vast slums had been the victim of rape
Haiti topped the world corruption table in 2006, and remains in the top ten most corrupt countries A report by the Transparency Institute in 2006 found
Haiti has been a crossroads for moving Colombian cocaine to the United States 20 years, Miami Herald 2004
Voodoo (demon worship)is the dominant religeon
Psalm9v13 THE WICKED SHALL BE TURNED INTO HELL AND ALL THE NATIONS THAT FORGET GOD
I have a similar problem Alan, on the face of it it does not seem much to ask.
I feel sorry for my boys because tho we have family worship and they come to church no problem and we have a small independent bible study group with our own (retired) minister our nearest (more or less) reformed church (NIV) is 25 miles away so they have no fellowship nor ever had with boys and girls their own age.
Im sure it would make a difference if they had christian friends but they dont , sometimes the youth group at the church have an outing and I take them along to that but after school they dont want to travel back to town 25 miles to attend the youth club
Other times i think that its Gods wish that they arent involved with a 'youth ministry' and spend time with adults instead. But i suspectt its very encouraging for youngsters to spend time with other young believers but sometimes these groups can be trivial and unsound.