Time is Life! After listening to this message, I realize how important time is, and that I need to make some changes in where I am investing my time. I am very thankful for this solid, Biblical teaching.
good thoughts pennned; what I witness is this- the grown children of these elderly parents do NOT want to be bothered with their aging and ailing mom and dad - they are too busy. It's even more disturbing if that aging parent has money, it's as though they cannot wait until the parent dies so they can get to the money. We have a resident who's been on hospice for some time now, the family is considering moving him because he isn't going fast enough! How troubling is that?!? They disguise their desire to see their parents dead with phrases like 'we don't want them to suffer', even though they aren't suffering. I can see where euthanasia would be quite acceptable among many in our culture today.
sc - it's very troubling and disturbing isn't it? It's a 'business', and nothing more. There is no concern for the resident's health at all, just fill up those empty beds and bring in those $$! It's beyond sickening.
Did you notice, now that the western funded jihadists have disrupted society for "that greater agenda" in Syria (not that Christians should care about politics, per Romans 13)... and the Christians slaughtered, the Islamic refugees will then be spread across the states...
WND: "Secret planting of up to 75,000 Syrian Muslims begins in U.S."
According to the article Lincoln, Nebraska will be taking many Syrian Moslem refugees.
"More than 3 million Syrians have fled their country because of the ongoing civil war between forces loyal to President Bashar Assad and several Islamic rebel groups including ISIS, the al-Qaida-affiliated al-Nusra and the Free Syrian Army. Assad is a member of the minority Alawite sect which is fighting the coalition of Sunni Muslim rebels. Christians have been largely protected by the Alawite regime, worshiping freely in centuries-old Syrian churches, many of which now lie in ruins."
Dolores wrote: God Himself doesn't purpose to judge a man until he is dead. So why should you??
I think the issue most of us are considering and wanting you to see is what our belief consists of. In other words, is our faith pleasing and acceptable to our heavenly Father. If we don‚Äôt have saving faith, then Christ said we were ‚Äúalready‚ÄĚ condemned. Now in your way of thinking anyone and I mean anyone who names the name of Christ is saved. In the minds of most who post here, they don‚Äôt believe man can simply make up their own Savior to worship and follow. You view is similar to someone in the easy believism, ecumenical camp. Do you believe Obama is saved and if not, why not? I think that would answer a lot of our concerns. I remember Huckabee saying he didn't know and since Obama claimed to be then he wouldn't question him.The word for ‚Äúalready‚ÄĚ in the below is not in the future tense.
2235 ede ay'-day apparently from 2228 (or possibly 2229) and 1211; even now:--already, (even) now (already), by this time. see GREEK for 2228 see GREEK for 2229 see GREEK for 1211
John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Ladybug,I have seen as much.I know that,for the most part,that they like to keep their abusive ways secret and going to the ombudsman is oftentimes in vain. I'm glad that you can be in there as a Christian and let God use you as He leads you.You can make a big difference.God bless you!
True Holy Bible Christian, excellent comments! Dolores stated..."can't get into worship service with the band and music that doesn't make me feel worshipful. One or two songs they sing are really good..."
Worship is ongoing and not contingent upon feeling.Most carnal "Christians"? love the CCM and depend on it to get into a "worshipful" state of mind...which is just a manipulated state of emotionalism. I might also add that it is of no surprise that a lot of the churches who stay hush hush about the way that their "worship" divas dress (as some have pointed out in previous threads)are also the same churches which incorporate the CC music into their services.
ladybug wrote: I have the same question Frank does, it was the family that cared for their elderly, but now?
I have also had the same question. I've known so many of the older generation that totally separated when the children were married. During hard times weren't there for the kids and then when they grew old, just want to go to an old folks home. I scratch my head and wonder what gives. There's blessing in the generations working together and supporting one another.
I've also seen cultures where the generations work together to build those coming up behind them and the older generation knows how to serve the younger and the younger knows how to care for the elder. And the cycle of life is not impeded.
Dolores said "...like so many on here that hate and are angry at those that disagree with their beliefs).." You didn't answer my first question and now I will ask you again,to whom are you referring? Yourself? Those who are exposing error on here are not angry,just obedient and steadfast. And,like the BG reading stuff,those one liners can be off from God's word too. If one cannot judge actions,then one cannot correct their children,participate in a judicial system and in your case (as you have "judged" those of us who expose error on this thread),then you,so as to avoid hypocrisy,ought not to make judgments.
Strong Sermon! This sermons shows that we are being prepared to meet Go and some of us will not have another tomorrow. But we have certain things we should do to live our last days for Christ Jesus. Much of our daily life should be built around a strong and regular prayer life, we should always know that the Holy Spirit wants us to give thanksgiving because we have salvation, even we face difficult times. We should not do anything that will delay the good things the Holy Spirit wants to give us daily. We must do all we can to be receptive to His direction. This message has much deep offerings to give us daily blessings if we will be open to receiving them, and not use excuses or delays in our daily walk.
There are passages where Jesus tells us to judge. With righteous judgment. When Jesus says "judge not", he is speaking of judging according to the flesh (without the spirit, in hypocrisy, etc.). We are to judge in the spirit to approve what is excellent, and rebuke what is not. How else are we to know the wolves?
Dolores. Would you say Paul the apostle was angry and judgemental when he told the galatian church that if they accepted circumcision that Christ would be of no effect. That anyone who did it for salvation purposes would fall from grace? Then he says that he wished that the one who brought that teaching into the church would "emasculate themselves"! You know what that means? Based on the logic you are presenting, he would be a judgemental person and angry. But then BG is on record as saying there are many on this earth that are in the body of Christ who don't even know him..? And anyone who takes him to task is judgmental and angry?
A friend sent me these "one liners" by e-mail" that was really thought provoking and some funny that I have shared on here a few times. You read two just below and this one on earlier threads,"We are ccalled to be witnesses, not judges or lawyers". Here's another one along the same thought," Be ye fishers of men. You catch'em-He'll clean'em." Have a blessed day, Shane. Btw Paul, had religious zeal as he went about perscuting the christians and was on the road to Damascus to do more damage to the Christians and we all know what happened, he was blinded before he could see the truth of what he was doing.