SteveR wrote: I just read the US Justice Dept is going to investigate a MN dentist that illegally killed a lion in Zimbabwe. Mind you, Zimbabwe will allow killing lions if you have a permit, but it seems the dentist killed a famous lion without his safari operator getting the correct permit. (translation, the operator pocketed the huge fee and didn't cut the govt officials in) ---
What I wondered is what has any of it to do with the US Justice Dept? If a crime was committed in Zimbabwe, it's their business to deal with it. Near as I can understand, the dentist didn't break any American laws.
Weeping wrote: All one has to do is spend time listening to the newest sermons every day and you will see, or will hear. are you aware of how many different pastors contribute? There are even youtube pastors who are liars in pastors clothing, you want a list and I'm not going to keep lists, I'm going to pray.
Alas, if you have a ministry to cocaine-snorting pastors, you won't find many if any here on these threads. You could try e-mailing them individually, and asking them if they have a cocaine habit, seeing as you have the googled answers to all their problems. But I personally think you'll find that most of the sniffers had a cold or some such thing. But hey, if the Lord has led you to help them out, get to it, talk to them personally and see if you can do some good.
Always remembering the exhortation:- 1 Timothy 5:19 KJV (19) Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.
All one has to do is spend time listening to the newest sermons every day and you will see, or will hear. are you aware of how many different pastors contribute? There are even youtube pastors who are liars in pastors clothing, you want a list and I'm not going to keep lists, I'm going to pray.
and Christopher-roo, thank you God Bless you and yours and everyone here too.
I didn't want to come back to my regular name until I was completely off my PPI's and had passed through that last fire, but today I have gone without the last one without any acid rebound agony as was the usual course for this kind of medication, and am positive I have victory in hand, Thank all you for prayers, again God Bless you all~!
Christropher, I like the way you are so kind and honest in your walk with God. First of all you are still standing. In spite of your questions and doubts( we all have them at one time or other) David did, the same Paul that had just survived a ship wreak and landed on an island of people that didn't know his God. As he was throwing wood on a fire a viper attached itself to his arm and he just shook it off. The natives kept waiting for him to die and when he didn't they knowing the snake should have killed him thought he was a God and Paul was a witness to them and many believed. Paul was stoned almost to death and had a vision of heaven. Later he was given a thorn in the flesh which he prayed three times to have removed but God gave him these words, that have been a comfort and blessing to anyone going through trails of any sort. The words He gave Paul ; My grace is sufficient.11 Corth.12:9. It sustained him through all the trials and finally beheading. These words inspired by the Holy Spirit put there for those of us that are facing trials of all kinds. I have a goose on my refigerator that I found in a bookstore during a severe time of testing in 1986. I had prayed for a mountain to be moved and it finally was.moved but until it was that verse kept me standing.
Several years ago a family of 8 was traveling home from a family Bible camp. They were in a horrible accident. The husband managed to find his wife who had been thrown from the vehicle and drag her to safety. The fire trucks and ambulances were almost on scene when there was a pop and their truck burst into flames; couldn't get near the truck; watched their six children die. As he and his wife were being loaded into the ambulances the husband called loudly, "The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord!"
The were three responders who God has seen fit to save their souls from that experience and countless others who marvel at a faith when life was utterly and completely stripped down to the ugly, raw sinful place we really live in. Maybe we can ask, instead of "Why?", "What would you have me to do?"
Christopher, we all struggle with these questions. May God grant you peace, even if He won't grant your request. For He did say, "Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful" and I'm finding that whatever the trial, He can give us peace without removing the trial and we will find that indeed His strength is sufficient.
Weeping, Becoming a Christian is a calling of God - called by theologians effectual calling - and God similarly calls some of these to the pastoral ministry. It is incumbent on these who are called with such a high calling, to seek to be the most godly man they can attain, by God's grace, and to conquer all sins, that they may be good and fruitful in their ministry, being a great example to the flock, and so on.
If one in five hundred were snorting cocaine, I wonder how many sermons by different preachers on SA you have listened to, in order to reach your conclusion of "many".
They know full well who they are, I'm not here to expose them to shame but to expose them to the reality that they aren't fooling everyone, I hope they get the mesage and get help, there are resources for pastors to recover.
stop riding the snake, comedy relief Jimmy Tango's Fat Busters https://screen.yahoo.com/jimmy-tangos-fat-busters-212207328.html
I can tell you about a christian coffee house we have in town that caters to christian rock bands (the kind of vehicles that the likes of katie perry ride to stardom then ditch) that got busted selling cocaine, so its a rising problem all over.
John Yurich USA wrote: If the RCC is a strong defender of the unborn and against abortion then why would any Evangelical Protestant have a problem getting together with Catholics at abortion clinics to try and persuade women from getting an abortion?
The risk is that ecumenism obscures truth at the expense of correct agendas
If the Internal Revenue Service knew that demanding that an Iowa prolife group tell them about the content of their prayers was in violation of the First Amendment Freedom of Religion then why did the Internal Revenue Service do that action?
1517 wrote: For all the waywardness of the RCC, they have been the strongest voice for the unborn unfortunately.
If the RCC is a strong defender of the unborn and against abortion then why would any Evangelical Protestant have a problem getting together with Catholics at abortion clinics to try and persuade women from getting an abortion?
Christopher000 wrote: Thanks John. Not always easy being completely honest because it tends to invite accusations of not really being saved, daring to question God, and being faithless, etc.
Yes indeed, Christopher. It's sad to say that many church fellowships live in a sort of a religious dream world, which seeks to divorce itself from reality and just play the game of church.
For example, I have seen a group of charismatics in Somerset, England, many of whom followed the charlatan Kenneth Copeland. Because of his erroneous teaching on health and the need to maintain "faith" in order to be healed, you could ask any one of them, "How are you today?" and they would always reply, "I'm fine," even if they were suffering severe depression. Nonsensical.
As for tragedy, especially among those who love God and worship him. In mine own experience, at a time when I was being assailed by devils, ill health, spiritual darkness etc., it was at that time that the Lord revealed to me a most important truth, namely, that "God is Good". That has helped me enormously, and has never left me. It is when I know that God is good, I can mourn tragedy without falsely accusing the Lord.
Weeping wrote: Jesus pizza???? what kind of blasphemy for popularity will they come up with next??? God allowed them to be chastised with a boot out the door for a reason. the address 646 3rd St, Penrose, CO 81240 Why use the crossroads occult signature? Why call themselves a cowboy church? They are rotten and this is what God does to punish an evil people. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossroads_(mythology)
So Cowboy Church at Crossroads in Penrose Colorado is an evil and unbiblical church? Take a look at their website and it states they believe in and preach the biblical doctrine of salvation that salvation comes only through embracing Jesus as Savior and trust in Him alone for salvation. And take a look at their beliefs statement also. Check out the beliefs of a church before stating they are an evil and unbiblical church.
Christopher000 wrote: having the faith to move mountains is a thing of the past ... Sometimes I just feel like we have been left completely alone ...
1. Mountains in Scripture can represent any huge challenge. See Jr 51:25 â€śBehold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, says the LORD, which destroys all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountainâ€ť Ze. 4:7 â€śWho art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.â€ť
2. Denied prayer requests work for our good. Rom 8:28 â€ś... it was given to me a thorn in the flesh, â€¦ lest I should be exalted above measure â€¦ For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.â€ť 2 Cor 12:7
3. Whimsical or self-will plans do not always correspond with Godâ€™s ideas. â€śMy thoughts are not your thoughts, â€¦ my word â€¦ shall accomplish that which I pleaseâ€ť Is 55:8-11
4. A believer may be called to act in trust Joh 13:7 â€śWhat I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.â€ť
I'm well aquainted with drug abuse, and addiction, along with the underlying signs of addiction,.signs of active use, etc. I was a long time abuser and dealer of various drugs in a past life and am very familiar with addiction, so I don't fit into the "if you were familiar" , or "you have no idea" camp by any means. Don't assume you know people that you've never met or have a line on what people do or don't know. Like I said, I have no doubt that it happens, but to say "many" pastors hereat SA.is pretty broad amd based on what? I'd be happy to give my thoughts on a couple if you want to link to them.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Probably more cat lovers than baby lovers in this country
Why would anybody in their right mind care that some stupid Lion was killed? God gave man dominion over the animals. Morality in this country is turned upside down if there is more concern for some stupid Lion over unborn babies being murdered.
lLove Lions-they taste great wrote: Funny timing on the Outdoor Channel show series "SASQUACH" featuring a hunt of a Mountain Lion. The host, an authentic American Mountain man, and his buddy with Lion hunting dogs go out and Track it Tree it Shoot it track it. Skin it Eat it. Make a rug. (it was an old lion & ready for harvest) Then the host hunts another lion into a tree, sees it looks like young enough to be a breeding lioness, and lets it live to perpetuate the species. Gen.1:26 "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." stewardship. They news cycle just happens to show how vastly the perspectives differ on hunting in the Disney "Lion King" mindset vs. classic conservationist lifestyle. Yes, the hunters really like lion meat: tastes like sweet pork. And we've all seen the cool Lion rugs. But I can see people getting upset at their 'pet' cat getting killed from lazy tour guides getting the dentist in trouble.
Man has made food his pet and make cars instead of riding horses.