Romans 13 3 For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same; 4 for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath upon the one who practices evil. 5 Wherefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience' sake. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. 7 Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.---NASB
If a policeman doesn't act in a manner that what his rulers want, then, he will be punished. Oh, quite right UPS. This is one reason, we need to recognize The Inadequacy of Moralism and realize the ultimate fate of the world.
Old Folderal wrote: Yes, Zach, we are having the same discussion as last year and the year before and so on...
maybe not such a big fan of the secularization of Easter, not addressing whether or not it is a pagan of Christian, but would you rather have people spending money for gay pride or women's abortion rights, etc? Most of them would say it is a Christian holiday, even if they don't share our faith. We should pick our battles and probably shouldn't be despondent that many go to church on this day.
Yes, Zach, we are having the same discussion as last year and the year before and so on.
Easter has been overwhelmed in the US by the secular culture--let's count the traditions: buy new clothes (spring colors) to wear at the Easter Service, Easter egg hunts-even at many churches--I saw a huge crowd today-Saturday---at one church with the police hired to handle traffic, Easter baskets w/toys, bunny chocolates, Peeps, jelly beans--shades of Ronald Reagan! and then the Easter Sunrise Service with a breakfast provided afterward-or if not--a trip to a restaurant. The stores are going gang-busters with sales and sales and sales! Government schools were closed on Good Friday in my area for a 'teacher planning day' and the news reports on accidents in Latin America from people traveling during Holy Week (maybe God is punishing them for not staying at home and fasting, praying, reading the Bible, and going to a church building). Secular musicians are busy doing 'gigs' for those big Easter Services at church buildings tomorrow. It is a very busy time!
The bible says thou shall do no murder,not saying a Police officer should take pleasure in killing someone but if the Police cannot kill a criminal when necessary then what hope is there for any kind security in society from criminals....perish by sword ? or at the hand of a murderer or rapist ? either way you are dead.
I so needed to hear this! I needed to hear this so bad! Thank you for your faithfulness to the Word and for pointing me back to my Daddy. When I first got saved we started attending some word of faith type churches, we would hear the truth of God being our Father and the importance of leaning on Him for our every need, but along with that came the name it, claim it teachings and when we saw people saying things and not living them out and saw the name it, claim it as being error I'm sad to say I threw out all the teachings, I became very rule oriented (satan is a judo expert) so instead of the living sinfully while claiming grace, I went the other direction too far and became rather phariseeacle in my thinking and very rule oriented and judgemental? Over the last couple years our merciful Father has been showing me this and showing me truth. So much if that through your teachings, when we were in Tennessee and since we have come back to Maine. The enemy attacked heavily today (even my children saw it) to keep us from listening in for our daily devotion time, but it became clear why as we listened in, thank you for this sermon, its life changing. - Tara D.
GSTexas wrote: What is she playing the victim for? She was a consenting adult.
Perhaps she wants her pound of flesh after Phillips was outed & she was humiliated. The likely media circus will probably suffice for this. â€śMaximum personal satisfaction as measured in U.S. Dollarsâ€ť â€“ Dave Barry
But I would think his wife would have moral grounds to sue instead; imagine what she & the kids are going through. Two problems, however: 1) Many Christians forbid divorce, so she may get shunned by zealous friends; 2) No-Fault Divorce can work in the adulterous husband's favor: We know of one where the wife owed alimony despite the [jobless] husband having an affair!
So either way, she gets the short end. America, what a country!
R. K. Borill wrote: John Why? Writes Whereas the Catholic Church has always affirmed that there is only one God. This is not what makes a true Church. James tells us the demons believe there is one God. The main thing that makes the Roman church a false church is idolatry. All her worship appeals to the senses of sight, (icons, paintings, robes, etc.), sounds (bells, organs, etc.), smells (incense), feelings (holy water, worship of the Eucharist), but most of all worship of the Pope who assumes the place of Christ in the church (vicar). This is blasphemy! James 2:19 KJV  Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 2 Thessalonians 2:4 KJV  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
If I am going to be quoted then quoted exactly what I wrote. I also wrote that the Catholic Church has always believed in and worshipped Jesus as God and has always acknowledged the doctrine of the Holy Trinity. The doctrines that Jesus is God and the Holy Trinity are what distinguish a true church from a Cult.
Whereas the Catholic Church has always affirmed that there is only one God.
This is not what makes a true Church. James tells us the demons believe there is one God. The main thing that makes the Roman church a false church is idolatry. All her worship appeals to the senses of sight, (icons, paintings, robes, etc.), sounds (bells, organs, etc.), smells (incense), feelings (holy water, worship of the Eucharist), but most of all worship of the Pope who assumes the place of Christ in the church (vicar). This is blasphemy!
James 2:19 KJV  Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
2 Thessalonians 2:4 KJV  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Sin and unbelief applies to ALL people; not just religious leaders. Yes, I may have made reference to 'religious leaders' but I in no way implied that they were the only ones living in sin and unbelief; for there is none righteous, no, not one.
this ... this is sick, he is a self anointed slayer for God? This is how the mind of a psychopath works. They find a way of justifying anything they do. Their brain lacks the necessary wiring to feel things like empathy and remorse. This dude actually believes he's doing God a service.
Matthew 26:51-52; "51 And behold, one of those who were with Jesus reached and drew out his sword, and struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his ear. 52 Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword."
pennnnelope wrote: these globalist funded groups have been a useful tool across the globe. now within. I think that's why people cried foul a long time ago at inception of HS, the end of indvl rghts and some Christian freedom to be replaced with a top heavy, cruel system. can't say everyone hasn't been warned for years. Syria should've woken the conservatives up. will they put 2 and 2 together? doubtful.
Conservatism was the biggest political failure in modern history,i say was because they are finished,a bunch of nice polite well mannered Poodles who had their back side handed to them by the Pit Bulls and didn't have the guts to do anything about it and lost their country for good.
They will be remembered for producing millionaire host on all talk and no action radio,the by-golly and gee wiz and upright citizens brigade and "get em" in 2010,2012,2014 etc etc etc