Jim to him that knows to do good and does it not, to him it is sin, if you have the power of sowing seeds that might just save lives, you are bound to do it. I went to the doctor's and museum today, and passed out probably 70 atheist delusion cards, it leads people to a website called, *"FullyFreeFilms" they can watch:
The Atheist Delusion 180 Evolution vs God Noah and the last days Genius
I missed opportunities and I kick myself in the tail, however I was able to sow seeds very easily, you can do the same, don't grow cold and indifferent towards children getting slaughtered.
*You can get a pack of 100 for $2 at livingwaters.com it's a great way to sow seeds in your neighborhood, and invest your money in eternity by doing so, God bless.
ladybug, This not the first time you and penned have had this discussion and it seems you are talking past each other. She was not attacking someone's affection or veneration of God. She didn't even use the word PIETY which you defended. She used the word PIETISM which is a different thing altogether. Pietism has been used by many besides penned to describe exactly what she was saying: an inward retreat from the world being only concerned with one's personal spiritual experience. Or, as others have said, being so spiritually minded that you are of no earthly good. PIETISM, not piety, is what led to the monasticism of Roman Catholicism as well as a dead formalism of many Protestant denominations. It's always good to have our meanings well defined and be on the same page in order to have a harmonious and fruitful discussion. I hope my comments are helpful. Soli Deo Gloria!!!
s c, an ignore list is not a talk to the hand, how about, "Mark those who cause division" I think that the burden of proof would have to be on you to prove that Frank has to say anything, and how much would he have to say that would satisfy you? Just whose standards do you want him to meet?
While public education is for the most part funded at the state level, it is disengenuous to suggest the federal government plays no part. The feds are a big promoter of Common Core. As Mike said, "getting rid of the Dept. of Education" is really the best solution. President Reagan wanted to do that, but was unable. Nowhere in the Constitution is the federal government authorized to control education, but with a nanny state as we have now, socialist control of education means control of the population through the propagandizing of youth by government schools. The public education system run by powerful union interests is what has brought this country to the brink of destruction through the promotion of immorality and normalization of perversity. The rioters in the streets crying about the election results are exactly what the global socialists have produced with their education system hostile to Christianity and accepting of every deviant culture in existence. Of course, the media and popular culture reinforce this propaganda and so children are saturated with an anti-Christian worldview most of their waking hours unless their parents protect them from this social engineering through homeschooling or private schools and biblical teaching daily, not just on Sundays.
NeedHim wrote: faithful seed sowers, having to wear Go-Pros, for lost souls trying to hurt them, or take away a sign, or throw a drink on them, or even pull a gun on them. For those who are perishing away, through the hardness of their own spiritual heart of stone, hate the preaching of the cross. As they are self-deceived, in thinking they are a good person by their own merits
Jim, Covenant Theology and Dispensationalism are not the only choices out there in interpreting Scripture. There are many who believe in the doctrines of grace who are neither covenant nor dispensational, but hold to a historical redemptive approach that some are now calling New Covenant Theology though I wouldn't necessarily embrace everyone in that camp which includes some of the so-called New Calvinists such as Driscoll, Piper and Keller whose abberant teachings and beliefs cause me to avoid those three altogether. A.W. Pink's writings referred to by narroway are particularly interesting since he was a dispensationalist before refuting it. I left Schofieldism in 1989 or 90.
PS. Jim, Besides his odd views on the zodiac, what nonsense of D. James Kennedy are you reffering to. I thought most of his preaching was biblical, convicting and no-nonsense.
Kevin from San Diego, thanks for your service brother, I am a Veteran as well also.
Check out this fellow Reformed brother in the Lord who is a Missionary/ Pastor in Mexico, he is a gringo, who speaks fullent Spanish. As the fellow brother, is teaching & preaching in Mexico, what it means, to hold, to Reformed Theology & how Reformed Evangelist, God used, to change the world, through His gospel amen.
From the link: "But more importantly, it could fuel the prospect of a Europe-wide political earthquake that could upend the continentâ€™s post-World War II political order." "Many observers are blaming the "Trump effect."
Trump effect indeed. This was developing before Trump. Brexit was before Trump. It's a world-wide movement against suffocation by absentee landlords. Trump is one facet. Of course the landlords are clueless about what is going on, because their pride is blinding.
They appear not to understand the Europe of today is not at all the "post-World War II political order." The post war order consisted of countries, remember?
There was a man renowned for his expertise in "religion" -He said those "Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee. " Acts 26:5 Paul gave up on his view of "religion" due to corruption fake religion worked in him- and the fascist persecution of "true religion" on the basis of fascist "religion" It took a Damascus road vision of Jesus to knock him off his high horse-- "For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:
And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. " Gal1:13-14 Saul dropped his old habits in favor of working for "freedom of religion"-and set to work with a group with the view of disciples like James "If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world" 1:26-27 True vs Fake-ongoing
Jeremy wrote: Kev, That is NOT an easy thing man. Lord bless Kev and be with him in the backyard of the enemy, teach him that you are the God of all comfort, and the lifter up of his head. Give him wisdom that only you can give, and help him to be salt and light in what is probably a dark place, Amen.
Thanks Jeremy I've been blessed many times to have the opportunity in my classes to discus my faith such as multiple speeches in speech class, reports, why I'm learning Spanish presentation and a book report. I try to sneak in the word of God whenever possible
I'm not that young however I'm 33 so I'm the old guy lol. I've been blessed with this opportunity because I'm a veteran and the post 911 GI bill. I've actually had some good responses to my speeches/ presentations which is very cool.
It was a Gideon New Testament, not in a motel, but given to me by an Army Chaplain, that God used 11 years later to open my eyes. I wonder if the Gideons have other ways to distribute Bibles besides motels and the military, especially with atheist groups attacking any display of Christianity in the military and the fun-loving millennials disinterest in traditional Christianity. And, Jim, what about those fun-loving amillennials?
Thanks Steve. It's hard to understand how Tom could have missed something so obvious about this blog page. In any case, below is a little more information in defense of God's truth, which is sometimes nicknamed "Calvinism".
God's Absolute Sovereignty (Predestination) and Man's Full Responsibility and Free Agency (In the Bible) - Free Reformation Resources (MP3s, Videos, Books, etc.) http://ow.ly/TrnwA (at PurtianDownloads.com). This page includes the best free MP3 sermon (on SermonAudio) we have heard harmonizing God's absolute sovereignty with man's complete responsibility, as it is revealed in the Bible.
"What is the heresy of Rome, but the addition of something to the perfect merits of Jesus Christ--the bringing in of the works of the flesh, to assist in our justification? And what is the heresy of Arminianism but the addition of something to the work of the Redeemer? Every heresy, if brought to the touchstone, will discover itself here. I have my own private opinion that there is no such thing as preaching Christ and Him crucified, unless we preach what nowadays is called Calvinism. It is a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else." (From the Spurgeon sermon A Defense of Calvinism, free MP3 at http://tinysa.com/255911 on SermonAudio).
Yes Jim there is many ways to Hell, but their is only one way, & only one means of reconciliation, that can ever take place, for those, who are perishing away, on the Broadway of destruction. Jim, I have some sincere questions for you, Jim. Hopefully, you would be kind enough to answer them, & be honest, about them, as well also. where do you go to preach at Jim?, Where do you go to hand out tracts at?
Jim ,Jesus never said,after one gets saved, to go indifferent & cold towards those, who are around you, who are perishing away, for 10, out of 10, will die, in their perfect appointed day & time of death. That one will never be late for that appointed day of death, as Christ, will either be ones Mediator, & royal robe of imputed eternal righteousness, or He will be ones Judge, & Hell bound, they are worthy of it, in being a sinner, who has violated a Holy God.
It's unloving not to warn the lost, by a heart motivated by love, in sharing with them, that they may gain the whole world, at a great price, & by a great exchange. By the forfeiting of ones own soul, as it will profit one, nothing at all in the day of judgement. Only the righteousness of Christ, is profitable on the day of judgement alone amen.
By quickly, I mean right now! Many of these false teachers have done severe damage to the people and the church. Hearing about yet another "pastor" or "priest" sleeping around and having affairs is annoying; meanwhile, men like that are off somewhere preaching about "love" yet have no clue what it really means to love according to God's standards.
Love God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength first. Next, love your neighbor as yourself. These are commandments that such men deny by their very lives daily. Let's pray for him that he does not die in his sin.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Kenneth, what is your definition of quickly? This has been happening over the last couple of years! I think people have been overly patient...