And even they, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again. For if you were cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, the natural branches, be grafted back into their own olive tree." (?Romans? ?11?:?11-24)
There is one assembly, one olive tree, one temple, one body, one bride. Our Lord is not a bigamist.
"Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them. For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead? If the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, so is the whole lump, and if the root is holy, so are the branches. But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root of the olive tree, do not be arrogant toward the branches. If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root that supports you. Then you will say, ‚ÄúBranches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.‚ÄĚ That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast through faith. So do not become proud, but fear. For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you.Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God‚Äôs kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off. And even the
Disgusting wrote: "Gallup poll released on Friday found that nearly 2 million adults are part of a same-sex couple, of whom about 780,000 are married." Lev 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. H8441 ABOMINATION:- to-e-bah :- Feminine active participle of H8581; properly something disgusting (morally), that is, (as noun) an abhorrence; especially idolatry or (concretely) an idol: - abominable (custom, thing), abomination. (Strongs)
Perfectly said; thanks. I could care less whether it was 98 percent of the population. Scripture should drive culture and not the other way around which is what we see if someone wants to remain in the pulpit and/or often wants to be gainfully employed.
Frank, you said "If I were a candidate and it was my time in history to be recognized and heard by millions, I would want the most divisive questions about homosexuality, abortions, greed and feminism that could be put forth. Then I could in context tell the world what God thinks about each of these issues. What a witness that would be to this lost and evil world." Amen dear brother! Let me share this - (J. R. Anderson, "A Warning to Ministers" 1851) At the end of the seven days, the Lord gave me a message.He said, "Son of man, I have appointed you as a watchman for Israel. Whenever you receive a message from Me, pass it on to the people immediately. If I warn the wicked, saying, 'You will surely die,' but you fail to deliver the warning, they will die in their sins. And I will hold you responsible, demanding your blood for theirs." Ezekiel 3:16-18 Where are the ministers who will rouse this sleeping generation to . . . the solemn realities of the eternal world, the shortness of time, and the certainties of judgment?!? Where are the preachers who are weighed down with . . . the interests of immortal souls, the difficulties of dealing faithfully with them, and the solemn account that is to be rendered for them? Where O where?" May God raise up such a man in our day!
Dorcas wrote: Recently a faithful servant and martyr for the Lord Jesus Christ, was brought to my attention. Until a few days ago I had never heard of him. Please search Wikipedia for Pastor Paul Schneider. He was the first Protestant Pastor to be martyred by the Nazi's.
I read the article sister and it was a blessing to me. When we look at something in retrospect, sometimes we don't understand what this fellow was really going through. The thing that stood out to me was the fact that even though he loved his wife, he love the Lord and His word more. That sounds so easy to do in the comfortable culture we live in, but when tested how many of us would pass that test. And yet our Lord basically said that He should come first in "every" area of life.
Love not the world, neither the things of this world. If any man loves this world, the love of the Father is not in Him.
Thanks, it was very interesting and a blessing to me.
Recently a faithful servant and martyr for the Lord Jesus Christ, was brought to my attention. Until a few days ago I had never heard of him. Please search Wikipedia for Pastor Paul Schneider. He was the first Protestant Pastor to be martyred by the Nazi's.
Okay, now here is a slightly different way of looking at this. As most of you know, I don‚Äôt believe that anyone can be successful in major politics and be a practicing Christian, so of course this will go along with that presupposition. I didn‚Äôt read the article, but noticed it talked about GOP candidates treading carefully because of the issue of homosexual marriage. Now we should ask ourselves why a Christian would need to tread carefully? Most of them do claim they are in faith as you know.
If I were a candidate and it was my time in history to be recognized and heard by millions, I would want the most divisive questions about homosexuality, abortions, greed and feminism that could be put forth. Then I could in context tell the world what God thinks about each of these issues. What a witness that would be to this lost and evil world. The media call these things gotcha questions, because they are harder to spin, but the real issue is why do they even try to spin them. The reason is of course part of my presupposition; no practicing Christian can be elected to high political office. If they tell the truth in a Godly manner, they will not be elected. The best they can hope for is to try and spin their way to success as some sort of an ungodly greater good concept.
LIARS! LIARS! LIARS! Every one of them. They will find themselves in Hell.
Oh my God, You alone are holy. Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake. Answer our prayers to you to vindicate Your holy and righteous name. Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God? Rise up, LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee. Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually.Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? They have profaned Thy name. Deal with them according to their doings. My soul waits upon Thee. Until our prayers are answered, we will take the Gospel to every creature.
"Gallup poll released on Friday found that nearly 2 million adults are part of a same-sex couple, of whom about 780,000 are married."
Lev 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
H8441 ABOMINATION:- to-e-bah :- Feminine active participle of H8581; properly something disgusting (morally), that is, (as noun) an abhorrence; especially idolatry or (concretely) an idol: - abominable (custom, thing), abomination. (Strongs)
Mike wrote: Liberals don't make us use terms like "gay marriage." We do that all by ourselves.
Liberalism would be underestimated if it is not seen for the iniquitous power that it is among men. Behind the sodomite apologists and the homosexuals is Satan and the dominant power of sin over man which seeks to destroy the influence of the Bible upon society. We underestimate this dark evil power at our peril.
1John 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
2Cor 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
"Satan has been named as the ‚Äúprince,‚ÄĚ ‚Äúgod,‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúruler‚ÄĚ of this world (John 14:30; cf. John 12:31; 16:11; 1 Corinthians 2:6, 8; 2 Corinthians 4:3-4; Ephesians 2:2; Colossians 1:13). He is the enemy of God and truth (Matthew 13:24-30; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12), and he does everything he can to tempt individuals (Genesis 3; Luke 22:31; Matthew 2:3; 1 Timothy 3:7) and larger groups of people (1 Thessalonians 3:5; Revelation 2:10). He ‚Äúleads the whole world astray‚ÄĚ (Revelation 12:9)." www.gotquestions.org/Satan-power.html#ixzz3YQeFj6Sr
Mike wrote: "Same-sex marriage debate forces GOP contenders to tread carefully" They aren't being forced into anything, but are letting themselves be intimidated by a few loud noisemakers, and their media defenders. Let one stand for truth, not be intimidated, and he WILL be elected. It is the usual liberal media lapdogs who put out this "Republicans be careful" nonsense. Note this is a Washington Post news item. Isn't that enough to know? Isn't it interesting how we listen as if it meant anything real?
By-the-way, Mike and other posters. Who owns the newspaper publishing companies and magazines. I knew only of William Randolph Hearst who flooded the market with magazines appealing to the senses; titillating our base nature and had many woman putting their husbands into debt with aesthetics, etc. Who's behind preparing us to accept future increases in violence and skyrocketing prices, etc. before it happens. First, they prepare us to accept what they are planning for their gain. It is the "history of the future." Everyone MUST read The Iron Curtain Over America, by J. Beaty and Report From Iron Mountain, by L. Lewin. You'll be glad you did.
No to Dispensationalism wrote: John10:16 And other sheep I have, (gentiles)which are not of this fold: (Israel) them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice: and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd Eph2:14-16 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; And that he might reconcile both unto God on one body by the cross Eph3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel. Eph4:4 There is one body, one spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling. One Lord, one faith, one baptism..
Thank you NTD. The scriptures are very clear on this. Now if only people would read their Bibles, all the fog would disperse and the clear blue sky seen, with the sun shining so bright, might even need Factor 15 to be on the safe side.
John10:16 And other sheep I have, (gentiles)which are not of this fold: (Israel) them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice: and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd
Eph2:14-16 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; And that he might reconcile both unto God on one body by the cross Eph3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel.
Eph4:4 There is one body, one spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling. One Lord, one faith, one baptism..
No Name writes: "Yep. Also, Psalm 2 is clear about rejecting the exalted one. Their raging today is no different than in Genesis 19:9. They are breaking down the doors of morality. But the fire of God's wrath will consume them. Even now the fire of the Word of God is causing them to cry out for water. But they are going to the wrong wells. They are fueled by their corrupt conscience. There is a fear among many of them of judgment to come. But they need to run to the one who can forgive and cleanse them. This is sad and grievous. Perhaps it is time for us to set aside as much free time as possible to pray for those wanting to be free from peer pressure. They have not rule over their spirit. They have been taken captive by the enemy. Oh Lord our God, once again be merciful to those who have fallen prey to Satan's lies. Send laborers..."
Yes indeed, the world needs to see labourers in the harvest from churches all over the world, going out into the world with joy and delight in serving Christ, spreading the tremendous news of the gospel, which has the promise of eternal life for all who bend the knee to the King, coming to him as wretches yet finding a warm welcome from him, and all the angels in heaven will shout for joy when they see one sinner repenting.
KK wrote: Good morning John UK The problem anyone in a high visibility position will have is that the homosexual community uses their friends the liberal media as tools for their terroristic tactics to beat down, intimidate and destroy anyone who speaks out the truth about their warped and deluded lifestyle ‚Äď ‚Äď ‚Äď Just like the wedding cake maker and others who did not want to cater events for homosexuals and they were dragged into court because these poor little homosexuals had their feelings hurt because someone with a moral backbone did not want to participate in their dysfunctional event‚Ä¶ It just seems that this world is getting more and more twisted and warped ‚Äď ‚Äď ‚Äď I'm sure in the days of Noah it was something like this -- people were so selfish and godless‚Ä¶ I've noticed they've been having TV programs trying to make transgendered people seem normal following in the footsteps of the homosexual community trying to seem normal... People need to wake up and remember none of it is normal ‚Äď ‚Äď ‚Äď it is all dysfunctional, self-centered and godless... Come Jesus and please come soon!!!
1. circumcised of heart are in covenant with Christ... Jews and Gentiles welcome.
2. if internet article was correct, P. has earned quite a lot in her multimillion dollar divorce settlement?
3. Many dispensationalists have taught a generation not to be involved in the public square and would rather unregenerate, wayward divorced vengeful women promoting foreign kingdoms to set social order.
4. if I read correctly, the ADL which brings us often things like the NT is h@te speech and transgender programs to elementary schools seems upset with her billboards because they promote multiculturalism (which translates into massively bringing in moslems to "weaken" the traditional Christian culture)
4. I would protest a Palestinian doing the same thing, but she can keep her wores, they clearly will not stop till they've genocided all Palestinians and taken every orange tree, building and would upset the peace on our streets to do it. they are not sober minded.
5. either way, the Zionism extreme or the cultural eradication of Christianity extreme replaced with kabbal, is spiritually bereft.
So where are the Christian pastors teaching the Word of God or are they beholden to the Judaizers?
She lives in a free country where she is welcome and is abusing her freedoms.