Last time I looked at the calendar, the NFL season ended with the Super Bowl. I suggest we lay them down for a while and concentrate on what is really important---AMerica's Favorite Pastime--Baseball--with spring training coming up next month!
"The illumination of the mind does not consist in the discovery of unknown truths. To represent this as its purpose would detract from the fullness of the Scriptures and - if there were some truths which must be known that are not contained in God's written revelation - it would provide the unconverted with the excuse that they do not possess adequate means. But "the Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul" (PS 19:7) - that is, among external means it is sufficient for conversion, and it has no defect that needs to be supplied. Enthusiasts may talk of dreams, visions and revelations, but every sober minded Christian can trace all his spiritual perceptions, holy tempers and devout feelings to the records of the apostles and prophets. And if he was first awakened or has been since impressed by the words of men, the sentiments which they conveyed were consistent with the Scriptures and were derived from them." (John Dick. 1764-1833. Theology vol 3)
here's an exchange (link at bottom) between Trump and Bush. Notice how Bush runs on the fact that he will be enemies of Putin.
Do we want neocons who's stated position is enemies of growing economic powers??? and going against foreign leaders in their own countries???
B says that Putin, who has been invited by their leader Assd to stop ISIS is going against our forces. (see, we americans aren't supposed to be glad that ISIS is being eradicated?! and how could they be if "our forces" are opposed to the success of ending ISIS?)
who are these "forces" that we have there?
those are the jihadists (McCain's "freedom fighters") that are paid to disrupt and take down Assd folks.
then low and behold these weaponized jihadists magically switch over calling themselves ISIS.
Do you want your sons (and daughters) fighting to stop the jihadists that you are funding???? This is how ludicrous the neocon position is folks, really nuts.
I was thinking that this is a Woman's Holiday--they make such a big deal of it! And then, in some areas at least, they say it is a day to celebrate friendship. Funny, but I didn't get that memo. I still think it's about romance, marriage (male and female of course), etc.
I listened to the rally where the term came up from the audience, and Trump simply repeated it. On one hand, it is strange that the press picked up on this, when they have defended former President of Sleaze Himself--Bill Clinton--and his many adulterous acts which any self-respecting wife would have found grounds for a divorce in a second. (Yet we hear that this same wife--who we know has 'stuck to her man' in order to keep that name recognition for use in a political campaign--is supposed to be respected as the Smartest Woman in the Room! If she was so smart and wonderful, why didn't she divorce Bill and get her own political life together? By the way, didn't "Slick Willy" joke about Obama that he would have been serving Bill and his friends coffee in the country club years ago? Yet the mainstream press forgets that. I guess it helps to have your former press secretary George Stephanopolus at ABC. Profanity: didn't LBJ use a lot of it, yet he was considered to be great, too? I guess it all depends on whose side you are on. I think many people who have never voted before, will see this Trump incident as another reason to support him---he's a real guy, not so worried about being 'politically correct"
TrueHolyBibleChristianCatholic wrote: --- I'M VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOSS OF JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA IN THIS GREAT REPUBLIC OF THE U.S.A.. THE ONLY REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WHO CAN & ***WILL*** PERPETUATE THE IDEALS & PHILOSOPHY OF JUSTICE SCALIA IS NONE OTHER THAN U.S. REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: *******DONALD TRUMP******* ! TRUMP'S GOT MY VOTE ! TRUMP ISN'T JUST A SAYER, HE'S A DOER ! ---
Scalia was a constitutional conservative. "I'M going to make America great again" Trump doesn't know what that means, which is why he doesn't talk about it, and thinks like Obama in wrongfully assuming the president's job is to run the country via executive action. We don't need another narcissist president.
Somehow, I am not surprised that they would support the Jewish candidate. I've heard that a third of Jewish Americans do not believe in God. That sounds unbelievable, but surveys have show it to be true. They might keep some Jewish customs but only as cultural customs, like Americans eating turkey and dressing on Thanksgiving Day, or having a parade on the 4th of July.
And then there is that old joke, if you have 3 Jews in a room, and ask them a question, you will get 4 answers. Contrary to what many Christians think, they do not support the modern state of Israel, which by the way, is a very politically liberal state. Some of the secular Jews got tired of the automatic exemption that the Orthodox Jews had from compulsory military service, so they changed the law. It caused a big firestorm, but I think it went through since the Orthodox Jews make up such a small portion of the population. And not only are they exempt from military service, but the govt. pays for their 'religious studies' where they memorize the Torah and pray, and then raise large families. The majority secular Jews (and any Christians living there) must have asked, Why do we have to pay for this when we don't agree with their beliefs!
@born again believer , Do hope you will reconsider and post again. You brought some much needed balance to this thread. As one has rightly said; "Blessed liberty is it when we are delivered from being in bondage to the fickle opinions and estimates of man, who wil one day cry "Hosannah" and the next day "crucify."
B. McCausland wrote: --- Please, in case it has been missed, the difference between opinion and conviction has been provided somewhere else. Regarding guilt, the mechanism in the Christian is in place: "For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things." 1Jo 3:20 Sometimes consciences touched/affected, might react in self defence for no apparent reason.
Again we agree, B. I believe we're making progress.
just trying to help out wrote: because, was trying to correct the following post. Consider that the Israelites went to great lengths to make sure that there was no leaven in their bread for passover ...wouldn't it be inconsistent that they would have fermented drink,which is a kind of leaven? not make a spiritual application
Oh, I see it now. Had to go back to sc's post to see that you were addressing her question. I'd suggest using quotes when quoting someone to help overcome confusion.
Jim Lincoln wrote: I also found Allie's comments quite good. Why should one expect anymore out of GOP politician than a Democratic one, when they think they can get a lot of votes by taking a position? I would suggest one look at what Christian pastors such as John MacArthur say about the role of women http://www.gty.org/resources/print/distinctives/DD08 (The Role of Women). Right here on SA John has at least 4 sermons on the importance of the high calling of women, q.v., http://tinyurl.com/zo2y3en Yes, Penny, I thoroughly agree with you women should not be put into combat roles, that certainly not the calling for women.
Yes, the democrats believe they can get a lot of votes by taking positions.
Pro murder of children in the womb.
Homosexual marriage and sodomy acceptance throughout the country.
Feminism; to include women serving in combat.
Handouts to sluggards who can work, but donâ€™t.
There is rarely a time when I agree with you Jim, so I wanted to take this opportunity. Now, if I have misunderstood you, please let me know.