Excellent Sermon! This is an excellent overall description of demon possession that come in all forms such as drug addiction, sexual perversions and idolatry of many kinds. Demons have greater powers than mankind and that's why we need to get closer to God in our everyday living. It's a shame that in our society many people have more concern for their pets than for mankind and even Jesus Christ. We are living in a selfish, vain world and must be aware of many temptations. This strong sermon covers a wide picture of today's problems and the hate for Christ Jesus. Listen to it and be informed.
First of all, I neglected to thank Frank for his kind words. I appreciate the wisdom in your posts, you are truly a blessing.
thanks for your response s.c., I just wondered how you could make such broad statements about what Facebook caters to if you never used it. People are going to abuse anything out there. Are some people addicted to Facebook and waste lots of time there, yup. Do some people give out too much information on it, yup. Do some people exaggerate themselves, possible but doubtful, remember they are dealing with people who know them.
If you don't like it, don't use it, but don't make broad condemnations about things about which you can only speculate. Sister Angela pointed out you can block inappropriate posts.
Nearly 90% or better of the people who are friends on my Facebook are Christians.(I would think that would be true of others who use it here) They don't post stuff that is inappropriate. Unless you think prayer requests, notes of praise, Bible verses, church activities, how God is working on the mission field and testimonies are inappropriate. I will confess I don't go there daily and limit my time when I do, maybe that is not the norm.
Appreciate you wanting to encourage people to avoid sin and follow the Bible. God bless.
When Christians world wide are being martyred , will our faith be stronger, will we repent of our selfish manner of constantly arguing about absolutely nothing the article refers too. When perhaps, we should lift up this church and praise God that they were worthy to be persecuted, and pray we could be found the same, I believe church history indicates the apostle Thomas was the first missionary to India , and martyred in the city of Meliapur,India.
Definitely know of adultery cases being carried out via facebook and via chat rooms. The internet is a good tool but can be misued. Likewise facebook is a good way to discuss biblical things but can be misused. Accountability would do a lot of good. Personally, facebook had to go. It made it to easy for me to be a busybody. It's also an easy way to become self absorbed-let me post this and see how many likes I get, how many friends can I get,etc. Not blamimg the site just saying it makes some sins easier to do. And of course there's the whole privacy deal. Facebook is brought up in a lot of divorce cases. But this is a minor issue where liberty is to be applied. Having or not having a facebook doesn't make one more or less of a christian.
continued.... More teachings about the RC 'Jesus' from their own catechism. Christ's body and blood exist wholly and entirely in every fragment of consecrated bread and wine in every Roman Catholic 'church' around the world. [1374, 1377] The consecrated bread and wine are heavenly food which help one to attain eternal life. [1392, 1405, 1419] The 'church' is to continue the sacrifice of Christ for the salvation if the world. [1323, 1382, 1405, 1407].
Will continue to post from their own books as long as rubbish concerning them being a Christian denomination is posted up on this site. TLW.
W. Green wrote: John Yurich. If that is true then why does the Roman church 'NEED' to worship Mary, and Mary as mediatrix, Relics, dead people, dead body parts, icons, statuettes, the 'church' and the traditions which replace Scriptures? 'IF' The RCC knew the true Christ Jesus Son of God and crucified Christ then they would know for a fact that to sideline and marginalise The Son of God is blasphemy and heresy not to mention idolatry.
The Apostles and Nicene Creeds which is the Statement of Faith of the Catholic Church states "I(We) believe in one Lord Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of God"(That is the biblical and historical Jesus the Catholic Church has always worshiped). Even Luther believed the Catholic Church worships the biblical and historical Jesus. I suppose you guys believe the Lutheran Church does not worship the biblical and historical Jesus? I don't know about you ex-Catholics on here but I have always worshiped the biblical and historical Jesus(Even before I started to trust in Jesus alone for salvation, which is not a work as the Bible states that salvation comes through trusting in Jesus alone for salvation).
Unprofitable,please note that I said "for the most part". If you don't know of any instances of facebook being a convenient tool for adulterous relationships I hope that that remains the case for you. I have known of many people who are on facebook and they all have misused it. And yes, John,I would agree about being careful about your private info regardless of "secure" sites. One other thing that I have encountered, and "no" I don't have an account, is that even people who don't own a computer end up having their personal information broadcast on the internet because somebody knows somebody who is on facebook and they have no sense of discretion. Besides that,people can gossip and slander others as well without the person being slandered being privy to it. Facebook, I believe was a clever tool for those who are in power to access information on people whether they are discreet or devil may care. They know that people like to talk about themselves and they take advantage of that. And most people are clueless.
you know how to catch wild snapping turtle that's causing you trouble? you leave out chicken bones for them. they're so intent on holding onto the chicken bone that they will literally let you catch them and they won't defend themselves holding onto that bone.
gotta be smarter than a snapping turtle.
all the elite have to do is throw the mainstream church a chicken bone and they've got em.
Dorcas wrote: So true John, my husband and myself will not do any Internet financial transactions, much to our banks chagrin, they are constantly wanting us to go on-line and keep reassuring us how safe their firewalls are..ha! FB is not for us...not interested in seeing your vacations, what little Jimmy ate for his after school snack, what new tricks Fido can perform....
Very wise, Dorcas. I use Windows Explorer, which has Windows Defender to protect it and the rest of my system. It does not surprise me that security updates are being downloaded on a daily basis, as the criminals find new ways of getting into private computers via the internet. Scanning the system every day is now a must, to check for anything that should not be there.
The banking scammers can now successfully replace your bank's home screen with a counterfeit, so good you would not know. So far, the banks in the UK all seem to use Rapport software which they supply freely to customers, and I have not become a victim yet, but I would hardly call it a safe environment.
What concerns me is the enforcing of the mark of the beast, without which, no buying or selling. Is this going on in front of our noses?
John UK wrote: IMHO, the fact that some Christians use Facebook on a daily basis reveals either that they are or are becoming backslidden, not discerning the evils thereof; or, similarly, that they succumb to peer pressure, and do not have the spiritual fortitude to resist that temptation. IMHO, the internet in general is the main focus of many criminal minds, who use it for their diverse activities. It would not surprise me one whit if suddenly overnight, the bank accounts of over half the population of the world got reduced to zilch. What does one do?
So true John, my husband and myself will not do any Internet financial transactions, much to our banks chagrin, they are constantly wanting us to go on-line and keep reassuring us how safe their firewalls are..ha! FB is not for us...not interested in seeing your vacations, what little Jimmy ate for his after school snack, what new tricks Fido can perform....
IMHO, the fact that some Christians use Facebook on a daily basis reveals either that they are or are becoming backslidden, not discerning the evils thereof; or, similarly, that they succumb to peer pressure, and do not have the spiritual fortitude to resist that temptation.
IMHO, the internet in general is the main focus of many criminal minds, who use it for their diverse activities. It would not surprise me one whit if suddenly overnight, the bank accounts of over half the population of the world got reduced to zilch.
s c wrote: sIt's very much like self promotion. I know of a lot of teens that use it simply to get seen by many.They're "popular" that way.
Just curious, have you ever had a Facebook account?
I have one and have not seen anything about which you are talking. I am guessing the number of marriages "broken up" by Facebook (like it has that power) are few and far between, unless of course you want to document the numbers. Facebook is not the issue. It is just a social network site. If a person has "friends" that put up inappropriate stuff, they need a new list of friends. Which again states the problem is with the individual not the site. Pennnned is correct you do have understand your info is not private.
It is a tool in the hand of Lord. I get updates from missionaries in far away lands, prayer requests from people I do not see, updates on family members. If something comes in that is not appropriate it is not hard to hide the info or even bar the other person from sending you information.
Note the verses I referenced in my first post, they deal again with the people who use it, not the site.
Dorcas, thanks for the message link , the first part of the message would be good for all of us who post here. God b
pennned wrote: --- you should see the things they say about the "masses"! at one point zuckerberg, founder mocked his users for trusting him with their personal information. "they trust me--- dumb #@#%$" -- yep, that's how they see the users.
Oh dear, penny, you said masses. Surely that will remind someone of the Mass, the RCC, and not far behind, Franklin Graham, presently leader on the revolving list of untouchables.