Brothers I thank you for your replies and for your intent and desire to reach others with the gospel. We know we shall one day stand before the Lord and He shall avenge His church because vengeance belongs to Him, so yes, let us grow weary, and let us be quick to deny ourselves. God's blessings.
Galatians 6:9-10 KJV (9)Â And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (10)Â As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
Thank You Lord that You bring encouragement to Your people to keep pressing forward into You. In what itâ€™s a privilege to share Your holy word with, as one dying begger to another. That their is no King but Christ Alone amen!
Gals 6:9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
Several, Curt, have been particularly burdened to reach Jim, and Brother NeedHim has been one of those quite active. But it does not appear that the Lord has opened Jim's heart to hear His calling. Many pray for Jim regularly.
I would be remiss if i failed to mention how SA has exhibited an incredible amount of longsuffering with Jim for his flagrant violation of their board rules,
So while I understand what we must look like, and beg your pardon, please look deeper. And join us in prayer for Jim as well as a word to him about faith in Christ and repentance unto life.
Curt, I apologize for the impression you have been given of our fellowship here on SA. I do not believe you have seen the whole effort to reach Jim with the Gospel nor seen how much several of us have been antagonized by him to the point of severe irritation. Brother Tim's response to you reflects that irritation. In fact, some have suggested that Jim joins our discussions as a purposeful antagonist.
I personally have appreciated that, in the Lord's economy, nothing is wasted. By sharpening arguments, I have found myself more ready to meet the questions, concerns, and opinions of the people around me. That's not to justify Jim's behavior or my irritation at him, but only to say what some have meant for evil, the Lord has meant for good.
I'm troubled each time I look at these comments. I take a quick look each day at the stories that sermonaudio posts. I scroll down occasionally to see the comments. Always the same. I'm troubled, not so much that people of the same political bent as I (conservative), but that rather Christians (biblical, orthodox in doctrine, believing we are called to be holy) would resort to hateful, disdainful insults against someone who is liberal. Is this in any way Christ-like? This is not simply speaking truth. This is worse than schoolyard bullying. Do we not seek win people to Christ with grace, turning the other cheek, speaking the truth in love, blessing those who curse us, not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling? I plead with you brothers to end this manner of discourse--it brings no glory, rather shame, to the blessed name of our Lord and Savior, whom I trust we all love.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- I think many of us would appreciate if you put more remarks that are cogent to a thread and put a little more work into them. ---
Jim, don't you think it's kind of silly to lecture Dr Tim on "cogent to a thread" and "put a little more work into them" when just a few hours ago you posted of coronavirus in a 3-year old unrelated thread in which you told Dave of Oz and Christopher 000 that it was good to see a post from them? Are you channeling Joe Biden now?
There was nothing â€śsmartâ€ť about my remark, Jim. Just simple facts. Every comment you make is colored by your constant exposure to the lying liberal media. If someone cut you, youâ€™d bleed rainbow and pink.
Ah, another smart-aleck remark from Timmy. Unfortunately, one out of all too many.
Of course as usual, "smart" is a really big misnomer.
I think many of us would appreciate if you put more remarks that are cogent to a thread and put a little more work into them.
Adriel, you would appreciate PBS more if you watch the Shields and Brooks segment on the Newshour on Fridays, for example:
â€˘Mark Shields: "And Bernie's problem, I think, is a constitutional problem, personally. Bernie doesn't look for allies. He doesn't look to enlarge. He looks â€” have to pass a litmus test. I mean, it's the Bernie bros. I mean, if you're not 110 percent on board â€” and I just think that's â€” he's not a coalition-builder. He's a lone eagle. He's a lone wolf. That's his strength, and it's also his greatest liability."