U.S History wrote: The Nation of Islam attracted many followers, especially in prisons, where lost African Americans most looked for guidance. They preached adherence to a strict moral code and reliance on other African Americans. Integration was not a goal. Rather, the Nation of Islam wanted blacks to set up their own schools, churches, and support networks.
What most people don't realise is that the Koran was written in 2 main parts.
The earlier part was written mainly in Mecca, when Muhammed was trying to win converts from the pagan, Jewish and nominally Christian communities. These are the "peaceful" verses of the Koran that are rolled out by Muslim apologists, and some ill informed liberal "Christians" and even some neo-evangelicals. They are highly deceptive.
The 2nd and later part was written mainly in Medina, when Muhammed and his message had been rejected, and he was destroying the mainly Jewish hosts of his adopted city, and preparing for war against Mecca. These are the warlike and jihadist style verses that are never usually quoted in English, but only in Arabic to a selected Islamic audience.
The rule is that where there is a contradiction, later verses override earlier verses, and that is what Muslims are to live by.
Therefore jihad, conquest and force, accompanied by the application of sharia law, mixed with religious deception, that is permitted in Islam, and intermarriage for conversion purposes, and cultural propaganda, are to be used to sutras Islam, and conquer the West. True Christians must wake up!!!!
Hi TMC, will do. I've experienced the same, having been Charismatic. I know how they think, and how they firmly believe that all churches which don't practice the spiritual gifts are dead churches. I hope your church is grounded well because they can be very, very convincing and know how to spread the fear of God around based upon perceived disobedience, etc. A registered offender as well? Hmmm, sounds to me like the type I've experienced. Not only will he try his best to scare everyone with hellfire, but mark my words that if allowed to speak, at the end, he would guilt many into making large financial commitments and talk about a lack of faith for anyone who doesn't raise their hand, etc. Anyway, will do.
(TMC) @kjg I agree whole heartedly. I don‚Äôt think he would have been accepted even 8 years ago. It was incredibly disturbing yesterday reading some people try to defend his endorsement of child abuse. Milo was already a scum ball in my book due to his lifestyle, horrific language, legitimization of the alt-right, and public display of porn. @ Everyone I have a prayer request for my family‚Äôs church- we have a bizzare Pentecostal ‚ÄúMissionary‚ÄĚ trying to make trouble. He thinks we are all spiritually dead and going to Hell because we don‚Äôt pretend to speak in tongues, therefore he has made our church his ‚ÄúMission Field‚ÄĚ. Our Elder has asked him not to come, and even preached a whole sermon on wolves who seek to divide churches last Sunday, but the guy says he will be back. He‚Äôs also been warned that he will be removed if he is disorderly. Adding to the creepiness is the fact that he is a registered offender. We just really crave prayers that this man would stop coming and leave us alone.
The double standard makes me furious. This guy, Jackson, Sharpton, thug rappers, the Black Panthers, and the inner circle of Black Lives Matter, among others, are nothing but breeders and promoters of racial hatred, yet, nobody says a word as they're off limits. A white man is a bigot if he hires a white man simply because the person is more qualified and a better fit and it's all over the nation's news feeds. A black group or rapper can scream death to whitey, stab 'em, shoot 'em, kill 'em all, and life goes on...not a peep of outrage. A white cop kills a black thug and the community riots and beats innocent whites. A black cop shoots a white thug coming at him, and the community says, job well done. The imbalance and hypocrisy is astonishing. These dirty, rotten people like Farrah an, etc, breed the hate and then sit back with their popcorn as they watch the results on their TV screens. Racism makes no sense to me, not one bit.
Granted, baldness can be very embarassing for a man, and not all can wear it well, d3oending on the shape of their cranium. I'd probably look like a monster. I'm not saying a man wig is wrong if it helps their self esteem, but within reason. An example of unreasonable, would be your wig collection, Dave. Dreadlocks, red Pippi Longstocking hair with braids, and a purple mullet. No!
Izmir is recognisable to believers as Smyrna, one of the 7 Churches in Asia Minor (modern Turkey) of Revelation chapters 2 and 3, that received letters from the Lord Jesus Christ Himself through John the Apostle.
Smyrna was one of only 2 of the churches that received commendation from the Lird Jesus Christ, and no condemnation, the other being Philadelphia.
In his letter He told them of the persecution, that was coming, and noted the persecution that they had at that time from the rabbinical Jews.
Apparently, just at the end of the 1st World War, the Muslim Turkish authorities massacred the Greek Orthodox and Armenian Christians in the city and destroyed their churches, while Allied ships sat in the harbour and did nothing to rescue them.
More recently, an Evangelical Church in the city, had problems with the local authorities over some planning issue, a balcony, I believe, from a newsletter I read. I believe it was eventually resolved.
It does seem that this is the 1 church in the 7 Churches of Revelation that has had a continued presence over the centuries.
Now, isn't it interesting how so many kids suddenly believe they're in the wrong body's? Nothing but sodomite confusion, and I have a feeling that for many, it's just a fad. A way to get noticed, a way to be different. The OBama administration that this all started with makes me sick to my stomach. Just look at the widespread damage he accomplished and how his decisions to get votes for another four years have snowballed into the hatred and confusion were seeing today. Disgusting. The schools are now encouraging this nonsense as they have lesbian, sodomite, and trans speakers come and talk to kids as young as 5yrs old, telling them how wonderful the lifestyles are, etc. Sickening.
Here's one then. I can go to any of my former acquaintances , they're drug dealers, crooks and hitmen, And without a doubt, if I ask for help, be it financial or physical protection I need in order to help those otherwise forgotten, well I go to them for help before the church, because they help unconditionally. Very telling, when the supposed dregs of society show more Christ like attributes than the enlightened.