About the RP and â€śPsalms, Hymns, and Odes Spiritualâ€ť-
Just my opinion, but it seems inconsistent to hold to the RP (Worship must be based only on the Word of God) and then redefine a portion of the Word of God from â€śPsalms, Hymns, and Odes Spiritualâ€ť to â€śOnly Psalmsâ€ť based only on the word of fallible historians.
I just never feel comfortable when someone claims that exta-biblical knowledge is the only way to know and avoid some sin. It seems to call into question the way God wrote it, and feels rather close to the Catholic arguement that the Scriptures are too complex for all believers to be able to take at face value.
â€śMany smart-speaker owners don't realize it, but Amazon keeps a copy of everything Alexa records **after it hears its name**.â€ť
Then they didnâ€™t read the instruction manual and theyâ€™ve never been on their Alexa account online (which is where you have to go to configure the settings on Alexa in the first place)! If you say, â€śLetâ€™s listen to something... Alexa, play music from My Libraryâ€ť she will transcribe â€śAlexa, play music from My Libraryâ€ť as a card on your account along with what she played or said in response. She will not record â€śLetâ€™s listen to somethingâ€ť.
Those cards are readily available front and center on your Alexa account. This allows you to see what everyone else in your family has been requesting, which is great for parents; and you can delete cards you do not wish them to store.
Bottom line, asking Alexa a question is no different then typing in a web search- a log is being kept and could be used against you at any time. Proceed with caution. However, unless she lights up, sheâ€™s not recording or even connecting to the internet.
@Wayfarer Pilgrim My Grandma used to hold to that same method of determining guilt- the result was my Dad often got punished for things that were actually done by my Uncle or one of their foster brothers and it was a real strain on their relationship. At any rate, it certainly isn't a Biblical standard of determining Truth!
There seem to be SOME people who have gotten sucked in by internet "truth tellers" - hucksters who peddle "secret knowledge" that usually involves the wholesale slander of particular ethnic groups as the source of any and all evil.
There is so much that is heartbreakingly wrong with this, and I know more than one person who has fallen victim to these lying crackpots as an over-reaction to the liberal media. Some of these frauds even claim to be "Christians" complete with "Angel Feathers". Why does it never occur to people that what Satan offered Eve- Secret Knowledge- is exactly what they are seeking from these seedy websites... some of which even credit "Serpents of Wisdom" as their mentors!?
ALL people of every ethnicity are Totaly Depraved, we are all of One Blood, and NO people group can sovereignly orchestrate the future. God is the only True Sovereign. If your sources of info say differently then they are being used by the Father of Lies.
(TMC) Psalm 104:15 â€śAnd wine that maketh glad the heart of man...â€ť â€świneâ€ť = in Hebrew â€śyayinâ€ť (Strongs H3196) â€śFrom an unused root meaning to effervesce ; wine (as fermented); by implication intoxication: - banqueting, wine, wine [-bibber].â€ť
Isaiah 65:8 â€ś...As the new wine is found in the cluster...â€ť â€śnew wineâ€ť = in Hebrew â€śtÄ±Ě‚yroĚ‚shâ€ť (Strongs H8492) â€śFrom H3423 in the sense of expulsion ; must or fresh grape juice (as just squeezed out); by implication (rarely) fermented wine: - (new, sweet) wine.â€ť
(TMC) "He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart." ~ Psalm 104:14-15
1. I never labeled PH either a Racist or a Nazi. I said Racism and Nazism is evil, and I said we are to avoid the appearence of evil. Just to be clear, Marxism, Socialism, and Communism are also evil. If a Christian is going to appear on a show that supports blatent evil of any stripe, then it cannot be a covert attempt to find places of agreement. If a Christian went on a Communist show agreeing that holding all things in common is biblical and only pointing to the Cross when the host starts calling for the Blood of the Bourgeois, I would find it just as wrong, and I suspect you would as well!
2. That â€śgreat multitudeâ€ť composed of â€śall nations, kindreds, people, and tonguesâ€ť is one unified entity- The Bride of Christ. â€śFor there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.â€ť Romans 10:12 To call Inter-racial Marriage sin is un-biblical.
3. You can always identify a personâ€™s idols by what they are willing to sin for. PH, a pastor and missionary, has publicaly stated that he is willing to break Godâ€™s commands and murder a fellow Brother in Christ in order to satisfy and avenge his own reputation and pride. This fact alone makes him unfit to lead any ministry.
If you donâ€™t want to see the original sources because AV believes in using Godâ€™s Law as the standard of Justice, Iâ€™m sorry. However, it appears you listen to the Neo-Nazi podcasts, so you know that what I was saying is not bearing false witness.
â€śWhat's wrong with saying that?â€ť Because it gives glory to the creature rather than the Creator. Because not all White people spread Truth. Because the Gospel did not originate in Europe, and because Europeans werenâ€™t the first to take the Gospel to Africa.
Nazism and Racism are evil. This is a simple statement of fact, not an accusation or slander.
Communists also believe grass is green and the sky is blue. We are all one blood decended from Noah. The only concern for a Christian is that they marry in the Lord- not in skin tone.
Pointing out words and actions un-becoming of a Christian let alone a â€śPastorâ€ť is only â€śpersecutionâ€ť in the minds of those who are too proud to recieve any correction. Past good deeds do not excuse current wrong ones such as challenging others to a duel. Throwing the victim card is the last resort of those who have no defence.
Links to the original website and podcasts are in the American Vision articles I posted, particularly the last one. I cannot look at them myself because our family internet filter blocks them. However, I know for a fact they are Neo-Nazis because Hammond himself says so on his own website (unless, of course, he is bearing false witness against himself). He claims that he appears on these shows in an effort to spread the gospel.
There is no context in which agreeing with the statement â€śWhite people are the source of the truth and the knowledgeâ€ť is acceptable. Such a statement is rankly humanistic, let alone racist, and stands in direct opposition to Scripture.
Nazism is evil. Racism is evil. For anyone to discriminate against fellow men created in the Image of God, based only on their skin color (or lack thereof) is evil. The actions of the Health Department in the news story are evil.
I only posted on here originaly to give you and others who see your post a friendly heads up about a â€śPastorâ€ť who supports Neo-Nazi views, believes Inter-racial marriage is sinful, and who believes dueling is acceptable. If you support all that, I can only pray for you. If you do not, then why be offended at the warning?
We are commanded to avoid the appearance of evil. Going onto Neo-Nazi podcasts time after time implies that you support them. Supporting the hostâ€™s racists statements is even worse.
This isnâ€™t about acknowledging that God has used people to positivly impact culture. In Godâ€™s Providence some White people have proclaimed His Truth; some Jews have proclaimed His Truth; some Black people have proclaimed His Truth; some Asians have proclaimed His Truth; and plenty of others have proclaimed HIS TRUTH.
This stands in stark contrast to the claim that â€śWhite people are the source of the truth and the knowledge, and the best things that have happened on this planet, even for the non-whites.â€ť To which Hammond replied: â€śWell, without a shadow of a doubt.â€ť
The â€śbest thingâ€ť that ever happened on this planet was when Jesus was born and gave Himself for us. This Good News was then spread by His Jewish Apostles at a time when most White Europeans were living in twig huts and sacrificing each other to appease the â€śgodsâ€ť! White people are NOT the source of the truth, nor is any other group of the Human Race- the source of Truth is God and Him alone.
PH: â€śThe only times that people have gotten into miscegenation has been the death of empires. . . . and thatâ€™s the death of the American and the British Empire too. When you start to allow, to break down the demographic genetic integrity of your people, then that nation will be destroyed. You donâ€™t perpetuate your nation by allowing others to come in and take over, and by allowing your own women to breed other peopleâ€™s babies; ultimately it means that youâ€™re being replaced and it means that youâ€™re committing genetic suicide. . . .â€ť
Host: â€śThey donâ€™t even know what black people are like.â€ť ... Host: â€śWe are moving into a Jewish, liberal, communist world, and in this world itâ€™s a world of nothing but lies, nothing but lies. White people are the source of the truth and the knowledge, and the best things that have happened on this planet, even for the non-whites.â€ť
PH: â€śWell, without a shadow of a doubt; and thereâ€™s a lot of black people that recognize that; and who say, you know, they prefer to have whites ruling over them because then they knew they were safe and their property was safe, and they had jobs. . . .â€ť
â€śNeither old earth creationism nor young earth creationism teaches that the Bible is wrong. Generally speaking, both old earth and young earth creationists believe in the inspiration, inerrancy, and authority of Godâ€™s Word. ***What differs between these approaches is oneâ€™s view on what the Bible is, in fact, saying***. Itâ€™s a matter of interpretation.â€ť
â€śNow the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, ***Yea, hath God said***, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?â€ť ~Genesis 3:1
Thatâ€™s quite literally the oldest trick in The Book. 3rd Day Plants didnâ€™t hang around for hundreds of years waiting for the 4th Day Sun to shine.
'Stanley went on to say that he believed so much of the evils committed by churches over history were connected to them trying to mix aspects of the old covenant with Christianity and that although â€śJesus was foreshadowed in the old covenant, he did not come to extend it.â€ť
â€śError is old, but older still is the Truth that overcomes itâ€ť ~ Julie Sutter
A little refresher course on the heresy of Marcionism: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevin-deyoung/marcion-getting-unhitched-old-testament/