TMC wrote: @ Lurker Your Welcome! Thankfully, Watching and Praying has never been, and will never be, pointless for any Christian at any time! Your eventual vote does make me happy, but why the bit about "that's not enough"? I never implied that you HAD to agree with me on this. You said I was entitled to my opinion- am I not entitled to state it? I'm confused!
Sorry sister...... I didn't have you in mind when I wrote that comment. I was thinking of Geff's comment: "So Cruz, the God-fearing man is "an instrument of God for our hurt", but Donal Trump, the man who funds abortion and runs strip clubs isn't?"
I didn't say or imply Cruz "is"...... nor do any of us know of a certainty God's will for this nation at this time. I have no time for people who willfully misrepresent so I didn't even bother to respond to him.
Dorcas wrote: Robertson is an elder at his CoC assembly. So yes we are to judge his doctrine and his fruit. He has bad theology concerning original sin, that people are not born sinners, and other strange ideas..go to you-tube and watch some of his speaking engagements that he has given in evangelical churches.
Thanks sister. The only thing I was aware of is he believed in baptismal regeneration. IOW, the water and the ceremony somehow saves someone. Like God is some type of genie, rub Him a certain way and He will respond in a certain way; or something like that. The RCC thinks the same way.
Scihte backwards wrote: Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do. --- History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them. -- Economics forces the word ethics to be defined as fitting the definitional needs of "the love of money". Revelation is required to know truth. 2 John 2. For the truth's sake,which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us forever. The Bible must be used to define ethics or a lie is forced upon you.
What a great comment thanks. It was a blessing to me and others for sure. Our holy scriptures are being defined by the different cultures instead of scriptures defining cultures. We have it backwards.
Robertson is an elder at his CoC assembly. So yes we are to judge his doctrine and his fruit. He has bad theology concerning original sin, that people are not born sinners, and other strange ideas..go to you-tube and watch some of his speaking engagements that he has given in evangelical churches.
@ Lurker Your Welcome! Thankfully, Watching and Praying has never been, and will never be, pointless for any Christian at any time! Your eventual vote does make me happy, but why the bit about "that's not enough"? I never implied that you HAD to agree with me on this. You said I was entitled to my opinion- am I not entitled to state it? I'm confused!
s c wrote: Rodney,I was looking at the minority abortions compared to abortions on a whole. The murder of babies is not just a "black" thing. If an article was written about more white babies being aborted,it would have been deemed a racist article.
There is a racial aspect to the abortion industry. Planned Parenthood targets minority communities. From the content of this article, they are being successful.
Google "abortion targets minorities" and you will find things like this: "78% of their clinics are in minority communities. Blacks make up 12% of the population, but 35% of the abortions in America." (blackgenocide.org) Minority communities are being targeted.
John 8:32 from USA writes: @Lurker & Pennelope, Chicago Way Politics wrote: "...THE ROTH$CHILD$-/-"JE[W]$UIT" TRILLION$ !" Penned wrote: "zionsim"..."flashing the Rothschild 666 image, shofar and all...." These don't sound anti-semetic or conspiritorial? Two thumbs up Geff!
Thanks John 8:32, that was the point I was going to make!
TMC wrote: Either way we shouldn't presume to know the Lord's plans.
I agree and thanks for the history lesson. But really, based on your lesson, there is no way to know where we stand. The last days could well be centuries if not thousands of years down the road which makes Jesus's admonition to "watch" rather pointless. But I agree, you are also entitled to your opinion.
So, as I've said before, if Cruz gets the nomination, he'll get my vote. (That should make the Cruz supporters here happy but it seems that's not enough. I also need to agree everything will be peachy again...... God's blessing will flow again. Not going to happen.) What a Cruz administration will mean in God's plan is yet to be seen. I'm prepared for which ever outcome God may have planned...... good or bad.
Dave wrote: Gday Frank Lord bless, I would ask, are you saying what he said regarding same sex union/ marriage is incorrect. With no ill will toward you mate, And I'm talking about having fellowship with him at all. My belief is the train of thought that lets find common concepts then not worry about the real gospel is dangerous and slippery slope, don't get me wrong. :-)
Dave, your question as to whether or not I believe that homosexual marriage is evil is pretty complicated, so I will have to think about that.
I believe that we can agree with what someone says without supporting them. And, I can disagree with someone and support them personally.
Yes, there is a fine line between contending for the faith and heresy hunting. Sounds a little like John UK accusing Ladybug and me of being "primarily" heresy hunters. Why someone wouldn't want to expose a heretic is a better question.
To be honest, whenever I read or hear anything from a person, I generally try to find out what their doctrines are before I comment. IMO agreeing with someone is different than supporting them. My way is not absolutely necessary, but that is part of my theological bent. If you want to call that judging or heresy hunting, then I disagree.
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
...THEN TO SEE TO CAST OUT... A Christian ought not to judge another brother if they are themselves guilty of something comparably-sexually immoral cannot judge the sexually immoral However,one can judge another brethren in an area which they are not guilty or partaking of.
One can judge and should judge those who profess Christianity/ brethren!- 1 Corinthians 5:7-15
To the unperceptive anonymous poster- If you had read my prior post,you would have seen that I do not/have not watched the show. Reed and Cooley,likewise,did not need to watch the show to know that there was a problem. I can know that the beverly hillbillies is inappropriate without watching it because the vast majority speak of it. Today,one can just try to get email and have to get slammed with a picture of duck dynasty's daughter or whoever "scantily clad" "dancing with the stars". Indiscretion/humility is not characteristic of duck dynasty.
...And what of our own settlement and founding? Should the Pilgrims have escaped the persecution they faced and been able to set up a place of refuge? Should the USSR have collapsed and should the church be growing in Russia and China? Does this comport with the modern church's position on society as a whole consistently getting worse? Evil men do get worse and persecution in one form or another is always present on the globe. But, historically, individual nations and regions do not consistently slide further and further into the abyss. Our future is in the Lord's hands and no man "will turn it around for good". But the Lord can and may, as he has done so often in Church history, grant us repentance. Either way we shouldn't presume to know the Lord's plans.
@ Lurker Everyone is entitled to his opinion, but I think a history lesson is in order here. Scripture must be true, but our interpretations may be wrong. In the 2000 years of Church History persecution has BOTH waxed and waned. Our government is not feeding us to lions or using us as torches. What of Pre-Reformation Europe? Corruption on a massive scale in the "church"; The Bible unavailable in the people's language; Sweeping plagues that wiped out a majority of Europeans; Over 50% STD rate; Wars within and without; and the Turkish army ready to plunder all of Europe. Yet the Lord mercifully granted repentance and faith, not to all, but to enough that the entire course of history was changed. Hedonistic Geneva became a blossoming Church community. Holland went from a Catholic country to an almost entirely Reformed one. And when their Catholic rulers tried to commit mass genocide, the Lord in His providence gave the Dutch success in their battle for Freedom. Shouldn't they have lost if your interpretation of Scripture is true? ...
Rodney,I was looking at the minority abortions compared to abortions on a whole. The murder of babies is not just a "black" thing. If an article was written about more white babies being aborted,it would have been deemed a racist article.