What saith the Scripture wrote: First, will agree that the spiritual blindness which he had was the greater issue and you draw proper analogies from it. Just saying like Rodney, in his case it was both. All of the verses that use the word blinded clearly refer to the understanding, spiritual not physical blindness. In fact blinded and hardened are use interchangably.
Yes, blinded and hardened, same meaning. Consider stony hearts Ezek 36:26.
I can deal with both. After all, literal blindness has little to do with God's purpose of election which began with Paul, but spiritual blindness certainly does.
Now if someone would take the next step and make a case for what spiritual blindness actually means from God's perspective, this discussion may prove profitable after all.
John, Thanks for your thoughts. I should say I don't take Paul's conversion as a cookie cutter pattern but there certainly was an order of God's work spread over 3 days which doesn't show up anywhere else. An order of events which seems largely missing in todays preaching to the lost.
I think that this topic was well addressed quite a few posts ago. As I was reading through some of these I did come across a post which had "...Gosh, what blessings"... It brought to mind the need to be careful with our words. I realize that some may not be aware that words like "gosh" and "gee" are actually words which were meant to take God's name in vain in a more subtle manner. If anyone cares to check it out... On the same note,I had recently come across this verse: Psalm 148:13 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent;..." It made me think about how many times I've used the word "excellent" in regards to other things than God. Input is welcome. It's not something that I've ever heard addressed. If God's name is excellent ALONE,then should Christians be using the word "excellent" in regards to anything/anyone else other than God? What I do know,is that ignorance isn't an excuse that's why I'm asking.
The RCC has always accepted deviants into their fold. As long as they pay homage to the pope, then they are deemed okay. So, the fact that they would become even more inclusive as cultures change to me is nothing new. In fact, I could easily make a case that many protestant churches have gone down the same road. I refer to them as Roman/Protestants.
We should just remember that they believe that 99.9 percent of catholics will go to purgatory to atone for their venial sins, so as long as they go into that little confessional and confess their sins to that evil man that will absolve them after they say all their hail mary's, our fathers and act of contritions, all is okay in their depraved minds.
I can't believe the arrogance of this sinful man who allows himself to be called holy father and the vicar of Christ and the lack of understanding that exists for anyone to give them credence in any way. I even heard him being referred to as the prince of peace during his recent visit.
"Guns are protected by the Second Amendment. This is the heart of the argument. Why do politicians act as if the Second Amendment is not part of the Bill of Rights? To suggest that it refers only to an organized military organization is an abdication of reality. The âmilitiaâ of the Second Amendment was simply thousands of farmers with a gun in the corner of the house or over the mantle.
The Second Amendment is there to protect us against the tyranny of government. Our founding fathers were well aware of governmentâs propensity to evolve into tyranny and they knew a well- armed citizenry mitigated against that possibility. Politicians donât just hate guns but they hate and fear guns in the hands of an aroused citizenry.
As knees begin to jerk all across America (left ones, of course) let me make it clear that I am saying what our founding fathers knew might someday be required: that our government might someday become so despotic that citizens must do again what they did in the 1700s! Yes, it could be that Americans might have to defend themselves against their government and that could only be possible if those Americans are armed! That is the reason that non-principled politicians whine..." Boys
root of the problem wrote: iamen keeping weapons for their service." (theprogressivecynic.com)
history shows this to be totally false, you think the military of the day armed the soldiers of the Confederacy? They don't even know the history behind why the 2nd amendment was added. During the time period involved it would have been hard to find a house without a gun. The progressives are just distorting the truth for their own purposes by sprinkling truth with error and drawing very inaccurate conclusions. They are liberals, truth does not matter to them, what do you expect.
B. McCausland wrote: 1. Please, read British/European history from the Carta Magna period to the Georgians which comes full of plain descriptive instances when the influence of Popes exerted personal opinion and crushed liberty expectations. 2. You do not need to resort to a RC President to prove the point. Reckon how a small country as the Vatican without 'natural' resources, industry/economy, except banking, exerts such command over the whole nations of the world, Christian, Islamic or not, that at the funeral of its Head of State, all the top heads of state (nor the second in command) 'need' to be present, to the extreme that a British Crown Prince postpones his own wedding to attend it. Second, what is the point when a 'religious' leader is welcomed at high political levels, (White House/UN) to talk about current socio/political issues? Can one be convinced this was a pastoral visit? Any religious group simply wishing to air personal opinion does not arrive to the White House with such reception, terms and splendor without alter reasons.
This article is about the United States Constitution and not about other countries.
Lurker wrote: . Single out Paul as being literally blind .
First, will agree that the spiritual blindness which he had was the greater issue and you draw proper analogies from it. Just saying like Rodney, in his case it was both.
All of the verses that use the word blinded clearly refer to the understanding, spiritual not physical blindness. In fact blinded and hardened are use interchangably.
Joh_12:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. Rom_11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded 2Co_3:14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. 2Co_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. 1Jn_2:11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
text of the 2nd Amendment. âA well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.â
"Gun enthusiasts and gun lobbyists love to cite the 2nd amendment to the constitution as the catch-all defense to their right to carry any weapon that they can get their hands on (ex. assault rifles). In order to do this, these gun owners/sellers have hopelessly perverted the original intent of the 2nd Amendment and have expanded its guarantee of the right to âkeep and bear armsâ far beyond its original bounds.
From its passage and until the late 20th century, the 2nd Amendment to the constitution was interpreted to protect the rights of states to maintain militias and for militiamen to sustain arsenals. In the early years of our country, there was no standing federal army (the founders were afraid of a national standing army consolidating power) and the states were expected to sustain a state militia in order to contribute to the national defense; this expectation necessitated protections for militias that would facilitate militiamen keeping weapons for their service." (theprogressivecynic.com)
The Judgment of God on America has been happening for quite some time now. But it has increased exponentially since the United States Supreme Court legalized fruitcake marriage with flash floods of such magnitude that have not been seen in a thousand years and more deadly tornadoes taking place. Case of the United Methodist Church does not know the God of the Bible if she denies that the Judgment of God is coming upon the United States.
Homeschooling is the only way to go. When I get married and have children they will be homeschooled using Catholic homeschool books. The school year will begin the day after Labor Day and end in the middle of March. The school week will be from Monday to Thursday with Friday off. The school day will be from 8 am to 12 noon.
Francis has to go and be replaced with a conservative Pope who will tell the Bishops to tell Catholics who support abortion, homosexuality and artificial birth control to either fall in line with Catholic teaching and be against abortion, homosexuality and artificial birth control or be excommunicated from the Catholic Church.
Graham is a Christian because he is an ordained Baptist minister and before a man is ordained a Baptist minister they have to have embraced Jesus as their Personal Savior and thus become a Christian. That article about Graham is totally false because Graham has always preached the Baptist and biblical doctrine of salvation that salvation comes only through embracing Jesus as Savior and trusting in Him alone for salvation. And thus Graham does not believe that salvation comes apart from embracing Jesus as Savior and trusting in Him alone for salvation.
Obama and all Democrat politicians are treasonous imbeciles. There is no excuse whatsoever for anybody who worships Jesus as God to vote Democrat because the Democratic Party is the party of Satan since the platform of the Democratic Party is of Satan. Everybody who worships Jesus as God should vote Republican as the Republican Party is the party of Jesus since the platform of the Republican Party is against abortion and homosexuality.
"Liberals removed God from the schools: no prayer, no Bible reading, no Ten Commandments, no teaching based upon the Bible. No speaking of Christ. After all, kids might really take those teachings to heart. They may decide not to lie, steal, fornicate, rape, and kill! They might honor and obey their parents, the law, and school officials. They might become kind, gracious, fair, honest, and principled! Heavens, we canât have that can we? After all, progressives demanded a secular society. Well, we have it and our schools have become ignorance factories, sex clinics, self-esteem laboratories, sports clubsâand killing fields. Furthermore, homes have become poorly run bed and breakfasts and our churches have become unprincipled, unbiblical, and unnecessary social clubs.
I am weary of hearing radical leftists whine about how guns are corrupting young people (but the violent and sexual Hollywood movies arenât bad!) and are a deadly threat to all our citizens especially those in schools. However, guns are inanimate while people are initiators so the problem is not with guns but with people. Anti-gun parents are horrified to see their small children playing with guns and âshootingâ each other. Has the world gone insane?" Boys:cf:link
from link: Dean Mitchell 6 21, 14 at 2:32 AM my name is dean i want to start by saying that everybody needs to take no mans words on whatever issue (such as this topic) whether pro nor contra. BUT be an Berean and ask god about things,pray about all things,and study the scriptures
i hope everybody will understand,judge, what i am about to say to the attackers of mike hoggard aswell as anybody who somehow comes to this site i COULD make it short and just say: i personally found no falshood in his videos,teachings, - i am critical and i must say i totally,solely rely on the word of god.
-on the witchcraft topic... he calls kabballa (jewish mysticism)and all its related group as it seem the hebrew roots movement,mormonism "witchcraft"
and everybody who knows or get to know about these false teachers calls it that he never called the old testemant witchcraft.. if you`re saying that he said that please show us all the video related to that where he said that those false teachers use the old testament for their purposes mixing them with "witchcraft" and so on.
if you cannot provide prrof for what you`re saying, you are bearing false witness.. well,i dont have to tell you how God sees that.." agreed