I do believe that GOD knows what He's doing. I know we are moving very close to the coming of Christ, it just seams like no one cares how bad it's getting. I'm not wishing for people to be stupid and start a civil war, but we do need to be heard. GOD needs to hear from us on a daily basis about these issues. The Christians that are speaking for us in the political realm are few and weary. We need to start praying for them too. But we can't deny the fact that when a million people show up in Washington over an issue, they are heard. I wish we could do more. Wether you like me or not, let's set our differences aside for 2 weeks, let's pray about America and the people involved in the rights of GOD's people. Wether they be good or bad, I'm asking you pray for them every day for the next 2 weeks. I'm not saying that you don't already do this, I just believe that we need it and so do they. PLEASE PRAY! and make it a priority, GOD BLESS. Oh and Texas, thank you for serving for our country, we owe our freedoms to men that serve in the military.
No teenager will read Elizabethan English, which is significantly different from good American English. I never knew of a teenager in a public hight school to voluntarily study Shakwsphere, (sp) I certainly didn't, but as I said, an American teenager would toss a KJV (and unfortunately give an ASV or Darby version an equally ignoble end) into the nearest trash bin. So, whatever you think of the KJV you wouldn't give it American high school students.
A majority of them will stay lost dew to the lack of GOD in those, so called better versions of GOD's perfect and Holy Word.
I agree with you, but I also know that were not doing all we could be doing either. I'm in sales so I talk to a lot of people, and it's like they're just whining about the things that the gov. are doing, and just taking it as it comes. They are upset but have no motivation. I think we should be praying more then ever, but that's just a start.
Whatever happened to "we the people". Instead we just go along for the ride. I think GOD allows for His people to join together as a powerhouse, for the Truths of the Bible. Let's start making some noise, we have to handle it in a godly manner but GOD wouldn't just want us to sit around debating about it. He works threw those that are doers. We've let the gov. get away with enough, the people have more say then they think. Our generation are a bunch of sissy's. I will stand for GOD's Word and speak against all who appose. What can they do kill me and send me to Heaven. I'm sick of sissy's when it comes time don't be one. Amen! now that's good preaching, LOL
Candle Lit wrote: So, you are saying that these are mutually exclusive covenants. National Israel fails. Spiritual Israel wins. And, the reason God (Who knew they would fail) would give these conditions to Israel in the first place would be?
I think that threw this it shows us (and them) that we cant do it alone, see GOD made the 1st covenant but we had to keep it, but threw Christ the 2nd covenant is kept by GOD, because it's GOD's power that keeps it, not our own. Here's just a few of those verses, there are to many for me to fit, 1 Pet. 1:5, 1Cor. 1:18, 1Cor. 6:14, 2Cor. 4:7, 2Cor. 13:4, Eph. 3:7, and Heb. 1:3.
I'm not implying that those old testament saints aren't saved from hell.
Candle Lit wrote: YOUR PROBLEM, DJ, is that that you take the Bible, verse by verse, rather than taking it as a whole. You miss the big picture.
Also as a preacher I knowthat the Holy Bible has to be used sentence by sentence, verse by verse, OT by NT, and the book as a whole. 1Cor. 10:11, Prov. 30:5, 2Tim. 2:16
I'm with Kenny on this issue, everyone thinks your trying to judge them no matter what you say to them it's sad. There is no back bone in Christianity anymore, well in all society, at least in America that is. That's why they don't want to use the Holy Bible ( KJV) The first and only Holy Bible. I came from a new age movement and I was reading the NIV which is wicked as hell. See the problem here is no one wants to be told what to do. Get rid of the Truth (the Holy Bible) and you get rid of the harshness of the Truth. Also I have studied out a few versions and found some sick stuff the devil has put in there. See you non Holy Bible believers are to lazy to study anything out. I am totally convinced that when studied out, all results lead you right to the right Bible, the Holy Bible. It's funny how no so called Bible says to study except the Holy Bible in 2Tim. 2:15, and that's due to the fact that the devil doesn't want you to study. I have done 6 years of study and comparison, the KJV is the infallible Word of GOD, the Holy Bible. You don't even understand GOD why would you think you can understand HIS Truth without HIS power, instead you will rely on man to make it easier for you. That's a lie straight from hell, besides you should learn from the Bible not stay dumb.
My last comment was not just for this issue, and has nothing to do with CA. I'm talking about the American Government. They are messing our nation up, it's out of control. We will fall like the roman empire if us Christians don't unite and take a stand SOON! Let's get out of our safe zones and take our country back.
Also to witness to a gay person is totally different then letting one work in your church. Christ was with the sinners so He could show them what they are, not to show them that it's ok to keep your sin never get rid of it and come to the Cross.
"This passage immediately flashed when I read about the reactions of some congregations." How about 2Corinthians 6
When or should I ask how long will we stand alone on these issues. If we stay as individuals, then all we can do is go along for the ride. But we the people can stop this thing dead in it's tracts. They can keep shutting us up when we do nothing out side of a petition, but we the people all united together, they will not silence us. How bad are we going to let it get. We care to much about ourselves and money and job's, We need to save our country, or government our freedoms. We sit on here debating about what we believe, while our country is going down to the wicked want's of the world. I know that there are way more of us. So I ask how long will you sit around and fulfill your wants, and let them take us down!
This is Truth! Oh I thank God for preachers like Pastor Don. This is indeed a hideous doctrine and this sermon needs to be heard by as many people as possible. It seems the doctrine of Universal Redemption is strongly being proclaimed EVERYWHERE I go.
It is now obvious that Campbell Soup is stirring the pot with their own mixture of broth to capture the homosexual market. They no doubt are influenced by their greed for a buck and by homosexuals within their own company and within the advertising organiztion they use.
From this household, we will no longer buy their salty brand of soups. Better off making our own homemade soup. Healthier in more than one way.