Also, when the majority of children are cooped up in the religious prison schools, what about the children who do not attend the services? Who do they play with? I do agree that children need other children, and if not, then at least plenty of adults that love children could perhaps fill some of the void. However, usually a variety of adults are not even around because they themselves are working in their very own prison. For those in America, look around during the day - Where is everybody? When I was a boy life was lonely and boring even then, and now it's only gotten worse. Thanks to those wicked lawyers the amount of space for children to live and learn naturally has decreased, and natural play has become a criminal activity.
So the phony Christians suffer more, got it. It does seems fair.
just a thought wrote: If you want to know what God says about Israel, shut off your computers, tv's, radios; find a quiet spot, pray and ask for Him to reveal in His word through His Spirit His truth. This requires time and patience, but anything less leads to deception. That is why this 'debate' continues to go round and round, truth can only be given by the Author of the Holy Bible, and can only be grasped by those who truly possess His Spirit dwelling within their hearts.
True. I also recommend that all Christians read The English Bible translated in 1611 completely at least once per month.
fragments: Yes I admit I wasn't all that clear, and yes it could go on and on. My experience is simply witnessing how women dress in nearly all the institutional assemblies that call themselves a church.
So, what happens to her in the world or the next? Answers to both are interesting.
I'm curious about the severity of eternal torment for an honest denier of Christ, like the modest Muslim woman, compared to the professing (yet unsaved) immodest Christian woman. Who would suffer more?
Or maybe the torment is the same for all Christ deniers? Not real sure on this.
Ok, dressing like a whore sounds extreme. Let's change this to something like a Polo shirt and a long skirt (slightly tight), typical Fundamental Baptist attire (from what I've noticed at least). The rest is usually the same - perfume, make-up, some sort of styled hairdo.
I was just gettin' ready to take off but let me throw this one out for now.
I agree that memory testing is a major element in these assemblies.
"Those with good memories receive the best positions and highest earnings in society. Therefore theirs is the best lifestyle."
In this regard, the system is designed for winners and losers, with the majority being losers. Could the system work if everybody won? Is this Christian? Is our capitalistic structure whereby everyone is simply trying to beat somebody else Christian?
Anyway, though conforming in some way to the social order (not the kingdom of God) is a major intention of school assemblies, what education is remains foggy.
In this one point I will defend Muslims or any other antichristian sect whose women wear modest dresses that truly cover the figure in nearly any position they may be in, in addition to the head covering.
Here's a question: What happens to a professing Christian woman that dresses like a whore, perfumes her body, paints her face, flaunts her hair, and thus entices other Christian men to lust after her?
I'm wondering about the slaughter of masses of people by the U.S. Military and how high the number is, roughly of course. I'm also curious if the U.S. Military is fighting in the name of Christ or some generic "God?"
Lyn writes: "Banned, if you would turn off Texe and turn on your television, you would see what is actually going on in the world."
Well, I'm not concerned with Texe being turned off, it's the rest of the sad statement that is just that - sad.
"Once personal judgment and critical faculties have disappeared or have atrophied, they will not simply reappear when propaganda is suppressedâ€¦years of intellectual and spiritual education would be needed to restore such facilities." Jacques Ellul
John UK wrote: What I like about the Samaritan, is that he had no ulterior motive, but had genuine love and concern
What I also like about the Samaritan is that he didn't ask or require money to heal the man. In fact, he offered his own!
As it is written: ...and on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
Imagine that in our day! Imagine further being allowed to heal without asking permission!
Now other than possibly Tony and DJC49, who is Satan working through on these boards?
"Banned, I urge you to remember this, if you do not forgive others, if you harbor hate, it will cost you all of eternity."
Did you just condemn Banned to hell?
"You completely overlook the slaughter of masses of people by the Muslims, all in the name of 'Allah'"
Again, not defending Muslims here, just wondering about the slaughter of masses of people by the U.S. Military, all in the name of...? Is the U.S. Military fighting in the name of Christ or some generic "God?"
lyn wrote: AAC; you can form any opinion you want concerning my posts. I don't hate the Jews, nor do I think they are going to take over the world. If that makes me an 'enemy' of yours, that's shameful.
Um, what does this have to do with anything? I have not written of hating Jews or of them taking over the world. This is another example of your confused mind. I've made myself clear clearly already! Must I keep repeating the same things over and over? Don't get all upset and boo hoo because you attack the beliefs of others (conspiracy garbage, theories, etc.) and then can't handle when your own beliefs are challenged. Yes, you confess Christ with your mouth, but your mouth also indicates that you have not renounced Caesar, because from what I gather from your posts, you are merely portraying the "We have no king but Caesar" attitude. So, if you're still into Caesarism/Constantinianism/Statism, then how is Jesus Christ your King? Prove otherwise and then I'll retract my statement.