For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God. --
[email protected] wrote: Paul and Janice Crouch, a televangelist couple (though he is now deceased) and creators of Trinity Broadcasting Network lived in separate his and hers mansions in California but claimed on TV that they had no personal assets, according to a report by Courthouse News. Scam artists like the Crouches freely siphon money out of individuals daily and have never been held accountable for the fraud their business is built upon. We may not have the right to shut them down if they‚Äôre conning people through religious fanaticism, but we can at least ensure their profits are being taxed justly for the corporations that they are.
excerpt from,"Televangelists are Con Artists Hoping to Scam the Faithful"
Apparently, some don't realize there's legal ways of fleecing the flock.
Tracy Shelton wrote: .... Hundreds have been arrested in recent years, including their entire religious leadership, according to reports by the UN and human rights groups.
The US International Religious Freedom Report of 2009 said in Iran, "according to law, Baha'i blood is considered mobah, meaning it can be spilled with impunity".
excerpt from, "Australia's Baha'i community pleads for help as arbitrary arrests and home raids escalate in Iran"
The above article is a good example of hate crimes, QC. many countries do not have a Christian worldview, and unfortunately go with their own opinion what a hate crime is.
43. ‚ÄúYou have heard that it was said, ‚ÄėYou shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.‚Äô 44. But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45. so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? -- https://tinyurl.com/has82mk (NASB)
Dr Roger Clark wrote: Jim Lincoln wrote: I consider Mr. Trump the perfect example of the following: excerpt from,"Atheism" ihttps://biblebento.com/isbe/ISBE929.html "As a dog that returneth to his vomit, so is a fool that repeateth his folly." (Proverbs 26;11)
Yes, you are quite right, a writer for the Irish Times pointed out Trump ended up like he started. ūüĎé
'‚ÄúIn my beginning‚ÄĚ, wrote TS Eliot in Four Quartets, ‚Äúis my end.‚ÄĚ This, at least, can be said of Donald Trump: he will leave the White House as he entered it, strangely unaltered by four years as president.'
I consider Mr. Trump the perfect example of the following:
ISBE wrote: Practical Atheism
It has nothing at all to do with belief. Indeed it accepts the affirmations of theism. It has reference wholly to the mode of life. It is to live as though there was no God. It takes the form often of complete indifference to the claims of the Divine Being or again of outbroken and defiant wickedness (Psa 14:1). That this form of atheism is widely prevalent is well known. It is accompanied in many cases with some form of unbelief or prejudice or false opinion of the church or Christianity. Dogmatic atheism is no longer a menace or even a hindrance to the progress of Christianity, but practical atheism is widespread in its influence and a dangerous element in our modern life (compare Isa 31:1; Jer 2:13, 17, 18; 18:13-15)....
Wires/ABC wrote: Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in the United States Senate overrode his veto for the first time in his nearly four years in office, pushing through a bill on defence spending against his strong objections, 20 days before his term ends. Key points:
‚ÄĘ The Senate secured the two-thirds majority needed to override the veto of the $US740 billion bill ‚ÄĘ Eight previous presidential vetoes had been upheld ‚ÄĘ The defence bill determines everything from soldiers' pay to how many ships are built....
excerpt from, "Republican-led US Senate defies Donald Trump for first time in four years, overrides defence bill veto"
I really had to go far back to see anything about a veto and a military bill! But here is a case that a veto was actually overridden--a first for Trump
Ex-Catholic Journal wrote: Definition: The recognition by the Catholic Church that a person has gone to heaven, and can thus intercede on behalf of living Catholics. It is the third of four steps in the canonization of a saint. Once beatified, the person is given the title ‚Äúblessed.‚ÄĚ In order to be beatified, the Church must determine that the person lived a life of heroic virtue, and at least one miracle has been performed as a result of their heavenly intercession. [The requirement of a miracle is waived for martyrs]..... After beatification, a feast day is placed on the Church calendar, which is usually applicable only to a particular locality. Upon canonization, the beatified person must be venerated by the whole Church, and is officially listed among the official canon of the saints.
Discussion: The practice of beatification is erroneous, since only God ultimately knows who he has elected to heaven. The presence of alleged miracles is no sure sign of a person‚Äôs intercession ‚Äď Jesus even warns of false signs and wonders (Mt. 24:24). Also, Christians are only to pray to the Father in the name of Jesus (Jn. 16:23)..
You mean, Moses and Timothy, you wouldn't let your sons and daughters use the same bathroom in your own house?
I assume Biden will follow Obama's policies. I would suggest you read this.
"...A school may not require transgender students to use facilities inconsistent with their gender identity or to use individual-user facilities when other students are not required to do so. A school may, however, make individual-user options available to all students who voluntarily seek additional privacy."...
I care nothing for highly slanted articles or photoshopped pictures, Moses.
I thought you guys sent your kids to private schools?
I never been a supporter of strange sex, or particularly public restrooms either.
John Haltiwanger and Oma Seddiq wrote: ‚ÄĘGOP Sen. Ben Sasse in a Facebook post on Wednesday excoriated his colleagues who are planning to delay the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's 2020 victory.
‚ÄĘ"If you make big claims, you had better have the evidence. But the president doesn't and neither do the institutional arsonist members of Congress who will object to the Electoral College vote," Sasse said.
‚ÄĘPresident Donald Trump and his allies have sought to overturn the election for weeks, pushing baseless claims of mass voter fraud.¬†
‚ÄĘObjecting to the certification of the Electoral College vote will delay certification, but won't change the outcome of the election. Biden will be president.¬†
excerpt from, "GOP Sen. Ben Sasse calls out Republicans who plan to challenge the election results on January 6, calling them 'institutional arsonist members of Congress'"ūüĒ•
The above is an excellent article from Business Insider ‚ĚóūüĎć
Or read a more comprehensive from Senator Sasse himself, below, you should be able to read at least I was able to read it, even though I am not a member of Facebook.
History Today wrote: Opinion tends to be shaped by circumstances. In 1520, Henry VIII regarded Becket as a revered saint and took Emperor Charles V with him to kneel at his shrine. Some years later, he denounced Becket as a traitor to his king. What had changed? Henry had broken with Rome.---John Guy
excerpt from, "Was Thomas Becket a Saint or an Arrogant Troublemaker?"
That's good that Mike Pompeo, noticed the mistreatment of this particular journalist. Unfortunately, it will have absolutely no effect on the Chinese government, and that would be true even if Trump had won the election. As such, Mike Pompeo is on the way out anyway‚Ěó
Pompeo has served a useful purpose, of bringing this woman's evil mistreatment again to public notice. ūüĎć
The Quiet Christian wrote: There is hope and healing found in the pages of God's holy & inspired word. It may not be the kind that many are looking for. But they certainly are both there with truth, justice & wisdom. Grateful for the Lord opening His word to my understanding. His word was a piece that led me to Him in faith in Jesus. For those seeking a refuge, may they find Him as well.
Many people will buy the KJV Bible and they'll find that it is in a foreign language, Elizabethan English ‚ĚóNow, I personally don't recommend this version of the Bible for many reasons, but if people are going to buy it, I would like to see it end up something more than just a coffee table decoration ‚ĚóūüĎé
Now you don't have to buy it from this particular source, certainly Amazon has it also, but you should definitely get a good KJV study Bible such as the Ryrie and this YouTube, a little over half an hour long, will tell you how to use it and probably would be helpful with some other study Bibles as well.
Argentina just legalized probably what was happening in an illegal way anyway, I'm not sure how available abortions are in Catholic countries anyway? in Italy which has probably a more liberal abortion law than Argentina, what's on the books and what can be practiced are two different things. countries within authoritarian past, can't seem to get past the idea that Dominionism doesn't work. this is just as true for Argentina as it is for the United States ‚Ěó
Romans 8:7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. 8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.---ESV
https://tinyurl.com/y576t94t¬†(Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?)
https://tinyurl.com/jko49r6¬†(Christians and Politics, Part 3)
John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world. ---ESV
the Protestants in Argentina should know better than forming an axis with the Romish Church on the question. The above verses point that out.
Abortions becoming a topic worldwide even in countries that you don't expect it.
Emily Olson and Lucia Stein wrote: .... In passing the bill, Argentina has become the largest country in the region to allow abortion on demand.
Only three others ‚ÄĒ Cuba, Guyana and Uruguay ‚ÄĒ allow elective abortions, according to the Centre for Reproductive Rights, with varying limits on the number of weeks of pregnancy in which an abortion can legally be performed.
Several other countries have outlawed them completely. In El Salvador, women can be sentenced to up to 40 years in prison for getting an abortion.
Pope Francis, who was born in Argentina, has remained firm on the matter. Speaking at a conference last year, he said that it could never be condoned, even when the foetus was gravely sick or likely to die....
excerpt from, "Argentina legalises abortion after green wave protests. Here's why it could lead to a broader push for women's rights in Latin America"
A fairly thorough article.
Romans 8:7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot.---ESV
I will say that the Christian bookstore does give pictures of what you might be getting. I'm somewhat sorry I didn't spend 50 cents more and get the very latest version of ESV study Bible with simulated purple leather. but if you want a Bible that seems to have a huge amount of notes, the ESV Study Bible is probably the one. It is probably not Dispensational.
While Ryrie is a famous Dispensationalist I have not really seen that much in his Bible--at least in the notes to the various verses. I'm reading probably one of the first Ryrie Bibles out The Moody publication with the 1977 NASB, and I just read the sparse notes at the bottom of the pages which is not exactly the way you should do it. You should also follow the verse chains that are given. But fortunately I had a expositional pastor for many years, so I just don't feel like I need to go into that much detail. The NASB and like that ESV is a very literal Bible and in contemporary English so I just don't feel like I have to go past the notes that are on the bottom of the page. So, depends if you're looking for an highly detailed studied Bible such as the ESV one, or one that doesn't interfere with your flow of reading that much. The ESV Study Bible looks like it's going to be a very excellent reference book.
One thing you might check out is the NET Bible which is one of the best footnoted one of any round. In fact the way I understand it many people get the NET Bible for its footnotes rather than the main text ‚Ěó
Also in Russia! - it should be pointed out. It should be pointed out that evangelicals are persecuted in Russia also‚ĚóūüĎé
Daniel Silliman wrote: .... Seo Jin Wook, a South Korean, met with about 10 people in a private home in Izhevsk, in the Western Ural Mountains, to talk about the good news of Jesus Christ. He told the people they should come back and bring friends. He was fined 30,000 rubles (about $400) and deported....
excerpt from, "Russian Evangelicals Fined for ‚ÄėMissionary Activity‚Äô During Pandemic "