Christopher000 wrote: I think they meant not open for random discussions. When I mentioned this not being an open forum, I meant on a membership level...anyone can contribute without any sort of log on which keeps anyone from truly being able to get banned. Ban a screen name and they pop in two minutes later under a new one.
My guess, Christopher, is they can block i.p. address. Each device that post has one. However, like myself, I am currently posting from home, I sometimes am able to post from work (after all work is caught up of course and no calls coming through) and on my phone. That would be 3 different i.p addresses. So, to block me they would need to block all, which they probably could do. But then I could use the wife's laptop, or go to the library, etc. I have seen my posts either be delayed or not posted, so it is not an "open" forum and they have rules they want all to follow. Alas, some people, like man of 1000 monikers or Tony Cisneros just have an agenda and post the same thing regardless of the topic at hand. I would hope our sisters who have decided to leave would come back and just pass over the offensive remarks put out by you know who.
Great Sermon! Very helpful. I graduated as a generalist ( Dr) and could have earned a huge salary. In those days I would have gone off sick rather than public speak. Well The Lord had other plans - i had a leading to do a short term ( locum) job as a child psychiatrist - and hated it ( his plan not mine - should never have been given the post as I had no qualifications back then). I have now completed professional qualifications and am working as a child psych - and The Lord ( not me) has led me into child protection and supernaturally gifted me with the ability to public speak and so am often talking and teaching my subject ( which I now supernaturally totally love and you are correct it defines me). And on a very frequent basis I commit career suicide as we don't have the resources and with my ( big mouth) gift - I can lobby for child care services in my area. So praise god with me that my part of the world was granted an extra ¬£8 million in funding ( just found out this morning). Great sermon but would add that God can lead and sometimes leads in directions that we would hate but grow to love ....
Big Bob wrote: Well Guys, You can yap all day about what Biden said,...
"Cases have dealt with this issue. In Taylor v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, the United States Tax Court agreed that, under section 508(c)(1) of the tax code churches do not have to apply for tax exempt status and are considered automatically exempt. But the court also stated, ‚ÄúNothing in section 508(c)(1) relieves a church from having to meet the requirements of section 501(c)(3).‚ÄĚ Basically what the Taylor court was saying is that churches are still subject to the restrictions in section 501(c)(3) of the tax code even if they never apply to the IRS for recognition of tax exempt status."
Looks like dissolving your 501c3 status, a great idea, will not matter in the eyes of the court as to the application of the law.
IMHO, the SCOTUS will continue to rule as they have every other time the issue came up because they are BIG on precedent and say it is up to the states. Having said that it is just a matter of time before other federal judges throw out the laws in the 13 states that are left with laws against "gay" marriage and in essence make it legal in all 50.
The PCUSA sets another historical precedent in the Western apostasy, by endorsing 'gay marriage.' Is apostasy inevitable for every denomination? For every local church? Kevin Swanson takes a look at the PCA General Assembly's handling of the Creation/Evolution of Man issue, and identifies the most likely exits off the highway of orthodoxy. . . Feminism, Homosexuality, and. . . you guessed it . . . evolution.
If unbelievers put as much effort and thought into understanding the THEORY of evolution as they do sabotaging Creation, they would realize what a faulty theory evolution is. Instead they support a theory they dont understand as an excuse not to believe in GOD.
Unfortunately, some Christians see the vast support evolution receives from the lost, and they are too timid or ignorant to confront the world in this lie, so they take the easy way out. They believe in both
Right, S. Taylor, and it's freightening how many "Christians" are buying into the lie, saying that there is no conflict between evolution and creation because evolution is the vehicle God used to create. What's that old saying...repeat something loud enough and often enough and people will eventually belive it.
I think they meant not open for random discussions. When I mentioned this not being an open forum, I meant on a membership level...anyone can contribute without any sort of log on which keeps anyone from truly being able to get banned. Ban a screen name and they pop in two minutes later under a new one.
It does not matter one iota that a lot of the Catholic laity support abortion, homosexuality and artificial birth control because the Catholic Church if officially against abortion, homosexuality and artificial birth control. All the homosexual priests should be kicked out of the priesthood.
Moderator Beta, Why was my post removed? It fell in line with the rules.