Really appalling. I didn't watch most of the game, maybe several minutes. Included in those few minutes was the halftime show. Honestly, I didn't notice any of the innuendos but it makes me sick reading about them. Let see...hmmm, if there were references to the KKK, the glorification of any white supremist, or anything referencing white only, etc, I wonder how that would be being received today. Hi Dave, I have to disagree on a point. I can't remember ever watching a football game and lusting. Some seem to gloss over the fact that there are about as many women these days who enjoy football in their quest to make all men sound like a bunch of ravenous perverts, which is the issue I take. I never read anything about women, just the dirty old men who apparently tune in to see the cheerleaders for a fleeting 3 - seconds or so, if that, or the players in tight pants which I never really took notice of. I don't know how the game of football and lust jive together and I don't like how men are generalized and reduced to lust filled scumbags because they watch football. Seems to me that maybe someone was dumped by a football player or didn't make the cheerleading squad and has been on a tangent since. Otherwise, I just don't understand the hostility this topic causes while re
James and John asked Peter, "Are we going to the games today?"
Peter replied, "What games?"
"You know, the Roman Centurions v the Roman Gladiators!"
Peter replied, "Ye know not what spirit ye are of! We have better things to do than watch the ungodly cavorting about, swearing and kicking and being just plain nasty!"
There was a time when Christians would attend large gatherings simply to take the opportunity to reach the ungodly with preaching, giving out tracts, talking to people about their souls. Nowadays, they sit alongside them and cheer just as loudly, spilling their beer as they clap and shout, viciously desiring their chosen ungodly team to win the day.
"I tried the broken cisterns, Lord But ah, the waters failed"
Why did I post this scenario?
Because Christianity is at a very low ebb, and I earnestly desire the Lord's richest blessings on all his blood-bought people, many of whom have put their hand to the plough but are in danger of looking back and not being fit for the kingdom of heaven.
Question. We are to exhort one another daily, true. Exhort one another to what, exactly?
Lurker wrote: You're welcome dear sister. I feel bad about the caustic language but the woman grates on me. Not the type I could ever have fellowship with. Btw, congratulations on becoming great grandparents to you and your husband. My wife and are technically eligible but we pray a college diploma comes first, then marriage, then...... All things in their proper order. Blessings. . . . edit: Bro GS, Yours is a position I can respect.
Thank you for your posts. You said what I wanted to say in a far more Godly way than I was able to say it.
Also, I feel a responsible for helping to turn the conversation off of the original topic of abortion. I apologize for that.
Geff wrote: John, We must repent to God, and then our surrender and keeping of His commandments are the fruit of our repentance! I am saved, and these things are evidence that one is born again! You must surrender to be born again! That is how you become born again!
Geff, the question I asked is: how can a man be right with God?
right with God = righteous before God
Can a man be right with God by keeping the commandments? Sure, if he keeps them all, continually, all his life. The problem is:
Romans 3:20 KJV (20) Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
According to the commandments, have you sinned? Have you broken the law? If yes, then you can't become right with God by that route. No amount of striving to keep the commandments will ever make you right with God.
According to the apostle, no-one is justified in God's sight by the deeds of the law; rather, the law of God condemns us, and we are all guilty before God.
So the whole world is guilty before God and perishing in sin, deservedly so, and if God should throw us into hell, he would be doing the right thing.
First of all, I am a Christian that is a black American. For Beyonce and many of other women to dance on stage at half-time during the Super Bowl with Black Panther outfits on is very offensive to me! Just like if the KKK or skinheads was to dance on stage at halftime with their kkk garments on, I'm quite sure many will be very offended also.
It is a racist statement sent out by CBS and they should be held accountable. It is horrific that CBS would allow such trash on the air during the Superbowl, they should be boycotted so a message can be sent back to them. CBS should also be sued & fined for millions of dollars, and publicly apology for allowing such bigotry.
Second of all, I do agree that black lives matter, but I also agree that "Benghazi lives matter", "that police officers lives matter" and most importantly, that "ALL LIVES MATTER" because every soul is important to Almighty God.
Third of all, for CBS to allowed the LBGT community to paint the rainbow colors throughout the stadium at the Super Bowl during halftime, is in the abomination before the eyes of God.
It clearly shows us where this nation is heading. Not only it's offensive to me & every Christian, but that's offensive to Almighty God and His hand of judgement is not fall from the destruction
True that gs. I should've mentioned in another thread,I too find watching AFL a problem, both one of lust and distraction, and like you mate that's just me personally, each have their own bondage to deal with so to speak . Lord bless
Ah, GSMontana read the excellent article that SA put up about Mr. Driscoll! The answer is no, to your questions
Laura Turner wrote: Driscoll has left a wake of destruction so severe that the entire network of churches he founded had to shutter its doors. He has never taken full responsibility for his abusive tactics, never apologized to many of the individuals who he wronged, and doesnâ€™t appear to have absorbed much of a lesson at all from his failings. But heâ€™s back again, like a whack-a-mole. This is what happens when church leaders donâ€™t take responsibility for their actions, and donâ€™t engage in the kind of counseling they need: They simply pop up somewhere new to wreak the same havoc in a different place.