Matthew 7:8 KJV For every one that asketh receiveth.
How do ask God? Prayer is the answer and a righteous lifestyle influences God in your favor:
James 5:16-17 16 The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
Don't forget you can now contact Dopey directly if you wish.(Guess how it can be done? )
So sending crates of Bibles: "What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice." (?verse 18?). Most definitely not my cup of tea (lol! no pun intended) and it seems to me Frank is right about the "prayers of saints which avail much". And yet who knows what God might cause to happen in the "peripheral view"!
John UK: Our family's changes came mainly from becoming part of a home church and, therefore, having to study the Word for ourselves. Secondly, from researching the foundations of many of our "Christian assumptions".
Concerning Sabbath, I realized that there are valid answers to NT scriptures assumed to make Sunday the new Sabbath. In history, we see that the early church started to distance itself from it's "Jewishness" because of persecution. Constantine made Sunday law, the popes later ratified it - and people have been persecuted (killed even) for observing the Saturday. Some of the popes have even gloried in the protestant church for submitting to their change to Sunday!
.... John 20.1 we find guidance on whether the Christian sabbath should be the seventh day or the first day of the week. The answer of all but a very small minority of Christians down the centuries has been â€“ the first day. The authority for this is the example of the church of the New Testament, which was no doubt commanded by God, through the apostles. The special day for Christians was distinguished from the Jewish sabbath, and set on the day of Christâ€™s resurrection.
The Lord rose from the dead on the first day of the week, and in John 20.19 and 26 we observe that other appearances of the resurrected Lord were also on subsequent first days. Verse 19 reads â€“ â€˜Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst.â€™ He stands amidst his people, and pronounces his peace upon them, on what came to be called, 'the Lordâ€™s Day'.
Verse 26 reads: 'And after eight days again?.?.?.?then came Jesus.' We would say after seven days, but the Jews started counting on the first day and finished counting on the last day and so they made seven, eight. The text intends to tell us that the Lord appeared the very next Sunday....
1919: After World War I ended, members of Cecil Rhodes' Round Table Group (largely under the direction of Rhodes' successor, Lord Alfred Milner) met with The Inquiry, led by Colonel Edward Mandell House. Working with the Fabian Socialists, they established the Royal Institute of International Affairs and its American branch, the Council on Foreign Relations. The CFR was largely under the control of associates of J.P. Morgan, some of whom were S&B members such as Henry P. Davison and Averell Harriman. Averell Harriman's brother, E. Roland Harriman, was a member of the CFR; he was initiated into S&B in 1917 along with Prescott Sheldon Bush, George W. Bush's grandfather.
1928: When William Paley (CFR) was beginning CBS, his chief advisor was Sigmund Freud's nephew, Edward Bernays, who authored the book, Propaganda, in which he revealed: "Those who manipulate the organized habits and opinions of the masses constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of the country."
MG wrote: John UK, I think you've got it when you question that the Lord's Day is actually the Saturday Sabbath. The circular reasoning to make it mean Sunday has always seemed a bit contrived to me.
MG, this has always been my problem also, that there is actually very little biblical argument for a change of the day. Well, to be honest, there is no argument at all, nothing concrete, nothing definite.
Now wouldn't you think, that after 4,000 years of the Sabbath being understood of the 7th day, and the Jews still worshipping on that Sabbath for 2,000 more years, that if the Lord had made a seismic shift on the actual day which was so special, he might just have mentioned the change, either through his Son, or at the very least through his apostles, and had it written into the Bible, so that we were in no doubt?
But as it is, the scriptural arguments for a Sunday as Lord's Day are so flimsy that I cringe whenever I hear them trotted out. This is as far as I've got. I'm very uneasy in my spirit as to the present way of doing things. I believe any Christian should desire to keep all of God's commandments by delight, not by legal enslavement.
he was supported by CFR members who were involved in creating plans for wores in ME. information is fed through them. he gets the "inner" scoop so to speak and becomes their mouthpiece.(Sarah Palin was another) in comes patriot act, wores that advance global corporations, investments, oil, a religious agenda, banking hegemony (woe to countries that were developing national currencies and banking) and the petrodollar, and wahhabism....
so he says we are keeping you "safe" from islam while serving chaos. last election was so clear, both sides running in support of end of rhgt to fair trial and troops arresting people on our soil with legis in NDAA.
a kind naÃ¯ve spirit works well in the confines of sequestered Christianity, but once Christians hit the big leagues they need to know what kind of snakes they are serving. and unless they've gotten there before they hit the big leagues, its too late, the glass ceiling effect.
the neocons are the LAST to be spiritually leading us through these times. and throwing a bible at someone instead of seeing them as a lost human being, yes, there's that too. if one is to use the WOrd of God, it is not to get power, but to declare the truth in love and resolution.
I don't know his theological bent, but I would "bet" on dispens.
Mistitled While this sermon made reference to some important counter-cultural concepts that relate to biblical womanhood, it was largely a sermon on what it means to be a wife with personally-defined practical parameters of the challenges & solutions that stereotypically might entail. It poses great questions like 'are you seeking God's will or your own' but then paints somewhat of disrespectful & self-serving job description for wives that's primarily derived not from love, but from duty/obedience. It does not cover the whole counsel of God (i.e. how God ordained Miraim along w/Moses & Aaron to lead Micah 6:4, or how according to verse 1, Proverbs 31 is Solomon's record of the inspired words taught by Bathsheba or how verse 24 describes a Godly woman as an entrepreneur just as Acts 16:14 described Lydia) but glosses over balancing points to drive home the concept of submission. In my opinion, it's not a great or resource for women looking to search the scriptures on what it means to be a woman in Christ - especially outside the specific context of wife/mother.
Why do I use Baby-Face for Bush the Younger? Because I think he was a criminal that should have been impeached. This is why I use the term, Banana War Bush, a President truly worthy -- of impeachment.
I liked Huckabee, until he using religion as a way to a political end. He doesn't seem to realize that Office of High Priest and King were not even combined in ancient Israel, let alone in the USA.
I hope all the Bibles that are now being sent to this Mayor are the KJV -- I won't feel so bad if they get recycled. A mayor who won't read a Bible, and Bible that isn't readable. This could be a worthwhile ending.
Troll Spotter: I know the Messiah came in full obedience to that law, but please don't just write that off as being nothing to do with us!
Most Christians know about the following verse, but it seems to be conveniently forgotten when it comes to subjects like this one.
"He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked." 1 John 2:6
So, most Christians will say that Christ is our example (rightly), but do they mean it? Or is it only on their Western Christian terms where they don't stand out from the crowd? We are told that Jesus' practice was to observe the Sabbath, so perhaps - just perhaps - it might be a good thing to walk just as He walked and observe it too!? He never said He changed it. Only the Confessions and the pope say that!
Dolores wrote: Frank, I wasn't talking about you saying baby face Bush, I meant Jim Lincoln. I have heard it said so often by him that I assumed everybody knows that that reads comments on this forum. My apology.
No problem Dolores. I thought you were saying that me calling Huckabee the Huckster was the same as Jim from Lincoln calling Bush, baby faced. I was sort of agreeing with you and that is why I said what I said. It is sort of childish of me to do that. I just didn't word my response very well. I will not do that again.
David LeClaire wrote: Does it matter that your Bible is printed in China? It may matter. I once made the mistake of buying underwear made in China. When I saw the M on the package I assumed that the M stood for Medium. After wearing the very uncomfortable underwear for awhile however, I came to the conclusion the M stood for midgets.
The same goes for their shoe sizes. I would suppose if one lived in China, it would be fine for a Chinese citizen to buy a Bible made in China, as long as government official didn't start doing some editorializing. But, there are still American publishers (who use British and Canadian printing companies) that should be trustworthy.
I went to a used book store in town looking for some resource material, and I found some good stuff in a KJV published by an American publisher in the 1920's it was a large publisher back in that time who thankfully went broke. He used such poor quality paper that the pages were hideously yellow, so that copy of the KJV was ready for the garbage bin -- for that reason alone.