I might be taking a different prespecive on this than some.
To me it doesn't matter what this woman is or how confused politically or religiously she might be (note: I truly hope she is a genuine born again Christain but even if she isn't she is still a human being). No one deserves to be treated like she is being treated, assaulted/sued, beaten on, bullied in an attempt to force her to violate her conscience by pro-homosexual facists
No one deserves to be abandoned and thrown under the bus, or thrown to wolves by our government, by our society and our churches.
So I pray for her and am broken of how much more I need to be in prayer for others who are assaulted by the Devil and by evil men and women in the times we are in.
2012 Democratic convention platform had NO mention of God. They had to take a delegate "yea/nay" vote in which a conspicuous amount delegates voted no. Democrats SUPPORT Planned Parenthood, same-sex marriage, abolition of even a hint of God in the public forum. Do the political/ moral math. Ms. Davis is obviously confused politically but seems sure of her faith.
What's really sad is that these people either don't believe in the God "nonscense" or they believe in God but don't believe His Word is for today and that He's too loving to really condemn anyone...everyone goes to heaven. I don't wish eternal damnation on anyone and I can't imagine the thoughts of those who cross over, look around, and know immediately that they are dammed forever and ever. I think of Vester Flannigan who recently murdered and then took his own life. In his manifesto, he said, "The only emotion I want to feel in the next life is peace". Just goes to prove how truly deceived so many are that they believe they can murder, etc, and go straight to heaven. No matter what.
SC, thanks for adding girls/women to the mix...it was a breath of fresh air for me because I get really frustrated and embarassed when it always seems to be men, men, men. Yes, men can be pretty creepy, and the crimes of women pale in comparison, but times have changed as girls and women wax worse and worse. I haven't seen children that young acting that way, but I believe you, of course, and I guess the situation runs deeper than I thought, crossing the age barriers thanks to the rise of the sodomites, s*x ed being taught to kindergarteners, parents not caring, TV, and simply emulating what they see all around them.
Perhaps, if I may,I can shed some light on this subject. I too am a registered democrat, here in KY. There are more democrats in KY than republicans. We tend to vote republican in the national elections mostly. However, the democratic party in Kentucky still has many conservatives. That too, however, is changing.
And yes, according to some on SA, I can not be a Christian. However, I love the Lord with all my heart, and Jesus is my savior.
Summary, Part 4 (final) B. APOSTATES ARE DIVISIVE (v. 19) [48:00]. The devil knows the tactic of divide and conquer better than men do (cf. Jn 10:12). LESSON: Beware those who rise up in the church and attempt to draw disciples away with their novel ideas. C. APOSTATES ARE SENSUAL (v. 19) [49:45]. âSensualâ is a more accurate translation of âpsuchekoiâ. Some versions translate it as âworldlyâ, and it is true that sensual people are so focused on worldly things that they cannot perceive the spiritual. But âsensualâ strikes closer to the root (cf. 1 Cor 2:14). LESSON: It is to be expected that sensual men will teach sensual doctrine; itâs all they understand. And sensual people will consume it. D. APOSTATES ARE UNSAVED (v. 19) [51:45]. This is the basic problem with them. The spirit that possesses them is not the holy one (cf. Rom 8:9). Is it any wonder that they lead unholy lives? LESSON: We are to test all teachers by their teaching and, if possible, by their living. CLOSING QUESTION: What of us who are not teachers? Do we live and believe what we expect from our teachers?
Summary, Part 3 c. To the Corinthians (2 Cor 11:13-15). These fallings away sear the conscience to truth, and it lives to this day. It is frightening to know that some of these teachers werenât always false ones. 2. PETERâS WARNINGS (2 Peter 2-3) [37:27]. He warned of sensuality, contempt for truth, and mocking of the Second Coming. 3. JOHNâS WARNINGS. John warned of the antichrist spirit of false teachers and their proliferation already in his day (1 Jn 2:18, 4:1). III. THEY ARE TIMELY (v. 18) [40:43]. When is the last time? We donât need to wait for its arrival: it has been here since the days of the apostles. When did the last time begin? With Christâs first coming (Heb 1:2). LESSON: Warnings about apostate teachers are always relevant, since they are ever in the church seeking to undermine the Gospel and to destroy Christâs church. IV. THEY ARE NECESSARY [42:29]. Jude offers four reasons: A. APOSTATES ARE UNGODLY MOCKERS. The Greek word for âmockersâ here implies playing a trick on someone to deceive them. It only appears elsewhere in 2 Pet 3:3, where Peter warns about them deceiving believers out of the second coming. Note how lusting is stated as a rationale for mocking (cf. Rom 1:18). LESSON: Those who mock God and follow their own lusts are attracted to false teachers (cf. 2 Tim 4:3).
Summary, Part 2 False teachers find both to be ripe for the picking. It is not legalism to preach commandments, nor is it judgmentalism to warn of false teachers. Biblical warning is loving because it spares Christians from disaster. Christians donât withhold truth, but speak truth in love. II. THEY ARE AUTHORITATIVE (v. 17) [23:58]. Judeâs teaching is authoritative because it comes from the Lord Jesus Christ through his inspired apostles. We need truth to spot and avoid error. Know the genuine so well that you can spot the counterfeit instantly. This not only helps in identifying error, but in knowing truth; detecting error without knowing truth doesnât help us in avoiding other error. A. REMEMBER OUR LORD JESUSâ WARNINGS ABOUT FALSE TEACHERS [26:15]. 1.THAT THE CHURCH WILL BE MENACED BY THEM. Some will have great power and will deceive multitudes (Mt 24:11, 24, 12-13). This deception will coincide with lawlessness and decreasing love. B. REMEMBER THE APOSTLESâ WARNINGS ABOUT APOSTATE FALSE TEACHERS [30:35]. They said much more about this than even Jesus did. 1. PAULâS WARNINGS. a. To the Ephesian elders (Acts 20:29-30). His dreadful prophecy was true then and it happens to churches all the time to this day. b. To Timothy (1 Tim 4:1-3).
Summary, Part 1 In Jude 17-19, we are again urged to heed warnings about false teachers. There are four reasons why we should take these warnings very seriously. I. THEY ARE LOVING [starting at 6:06 of the audio]. Note the word âbelovedâ in verse 17. It is an expression of sincere, fervent affection, and here Jude uses it for his own audience. PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS [9:59]: 1. All Christians should possess and intense, dear, fervent affection for their brothers and sisters in Christ (cf. Jn 13:35). 2. Christians should also love pastors who warn them against false teachers. Though he is included in the previous point, many believers struggle with the pastorsâ teaching, and that will often dampen their love. But like children growing to accept good parental warnings, such believers may need to grow into those teachings. 3. Pastors who love their congregation will warn them about false teachers. Some may reject these warnings on the misunderstanding that all Christian teaching is legitimate. Titus 1:10-11 â unlike many pastors today, Paul didnât think that all preaching needed to be positive. Phil 1:9-10 â love is discerning and discriminating, and our eternal destiny depends on it. Others may reject it because they reject Godâs word (cf. 1 Jn 2:19).
Beauty of KjV The Beauty Of the Authorized English Version
âBut now if thou wilt have me do battle and fight, make the other Trojans sit down and all the Achaians, and set ye me in the midstâŚâ (The Iliad of Homer, Book III, p.47, translated by Andrew Lang, Leaf, and Myers, 1883)
It is interesting that translators chose the majestic English (as found in the King James Bible) for their translation of the ancient Greek poem by Homer. Their translation was published in 1883. Obviously, the English of the King James Bible is beautiful and magnificent. It demands respect and awe. Notice the words from the Introduction to the English translation of the Iliad: âSuch a language was never spoken: it was a slow work of art like the English of our King James BibleâŚin order to prevent the tone from falling too far below the grandeur of the original, these translators adopted a stately prose style which they drew from the King James Version of the BibleâŚâ
Great Sermon! Thank You again, Brother Paul. The gospel has been preached, yet again. Our God is a merciful God and a forgiving God, but only because of His Son, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. How blessed we are that HE has called us out of darkness into HIS MARVELOUS LIGHT.