However, you can get a permit to carry, if you pay a large enough bribe, and there is no law that prohibits you from carrying in church. I used to live in CT, I had a permit, and I carried in church every weekend. It's also legal to OPEN carry, if you have paid the bribe, but don't do it.
CT is legally "may issue", but functions like a " shall issue". They'll take anyone's money as long as his background is clean. Oh, but they'll arrest you and put you in the slammer for years if you change mailing addresses and don't tell them within two business days.
Christ depicted on the papal ferula (staff) has always given me the willies. I always see Him depicted as a helpless baby or broken, emaciated, and dead with Mary propping up His head, holding creation in her hand, looking vibrant and powerful, etc. I understand the concept of Christ being broken and dying for us on that cross of wood, but the message should be an emty cross...victory.
Hello...for me, and I think most here, abortion, along with other sins spark the same outrage. I think the concentration and discussion about sodomy is due to the overwhelming, taking over, and uprising that we see all around us and hear about, in one form or another, each and every day. For me, it's the utter shock at how fast and furiously this group has risen, and expanded their tentacles the world over. Their lifestyle has gone from being considered a mental illness to being condoned, glamorized, and even encouraged as two men on a billboard holding hands and kissing, to two women getting married on national TV as the crowd hoots, hollers, and weeps over the "glorious" event. Then there's the transgender issue that's hitting hard. The sodomites have gone from simply dressing inappropriately to altering their God given bodys/genders as the world looks on and applauds them for their "courage" to be who they were really born to be. My main issue is that the next generation is being raised into this horrific time, and taught that all of this nonscense is perfectly normal and that anyone who disagrees is one of those hate filled Christians who foolishly believe in that God their fiction bible mentions. What's just as disturbing are the so-called Christians and pastors who
...like I said, if we were all sick from a curable disease, but refused to seek treatment; choosing to rely on prayer and reading the bible, we would die. Juat like God has provided us with medical knowledge to take care of and heal ourselves, I believe that knowledge includes the brain as well. Lastly, I will listen to Study 10 because I certainly wouldn't want to be considered a "coward". ; )
Thanks for the feedback, most of it anyway, although, I was hoping for more. Hi Penny, I wasn't talking about someone with the winter blues or general boo-hoo syndrome, but rather major/clinical depression...a person who wakes up each morning with overwhelming, palpable feelings of hopelessness and despair. These are the types who if gone unchecked, unnoticed, ignored, or don't seek assistance in some form, often resort to self destruction, addiction for relief, or take other turns a healthg mind wouldn't' tconsider. All Iâ€™m saying is that some need help in addition to prayer and scripture. Like I said, some carry childhood trauma into adulthood, and some are predisposed to various mental disorders, etc, etc...it's the nature of the beast of sin. Now, I'm speaking about a particular group and not necessarily Carl but couldn't be sure so wanted him to consider it an option shoud his dark feeligs continue to worse to the point he's just no longer functioning. Maybe it's as simple as him putting his foot down, taking over the household and finding a healthy church...only he knows. Don't let this turn into an argument...I very kindly asked for everyones constructive thoughts on this. like I said, if we were all sick from a curable disease, but refused to seek treatment; cho
Right after the Maccabean Revolt, Jonathon thought it would be a great idea to spend his resources building a new aquaduct. It wasnt because the Seleucid empire wasnt proficient in such works, but he wanted European settlers to have a great excuse to remove Palestinians from Umm Tuba 2000+ yrs later
China Regarding China's "unsinkable aircraft carrier" in the South China Sea, it is the South ***CHINA*** Sea after all, though the USG and many Americans would like to keep the entire Pacific Ocean an American lake.
Hypocrites in the American military "worry" about China's intentions - GET OUT OF THEIR BACKYARD!
Great Sermon! I am really engaged in this tremendous series, and have grown to love the book of Daniel through it. In the second half of this sermon as you spoke on prayer, I was deeply moved and blessed. I don't recall that incident on those missionaries, but such a precious thing your dad did. Your daddy must feel deeply blessed that God regenerated you as he hears you expounding God's Holy Word.
"Not many Christians know what they're talking about when they discuss racial reconciliation and their reliance on the modern social construct of "race," as opposed to the Bible's approach to the term, which leads to an "incomplete Gospel" "
Incomplete gospel? The power of God unto SALVATION. Anything added to that makes it another gospel.
From God's perspective, there are 2 types of people......... those who always belonged to Him and were given to the Son with the command to lose none........... and all the rest. Biblically, race is a non-issue.
This is one of the present problems with professing Christianity..... too many man-made experts spewing rubbish like this and the lemmings swallow it up as biblical truth.
Excellent Some very good material discussed here. It's a long message but covers a ton of topics, including a helpful section of "how would you respond to a certain encounter" answers regarding folks like Watchtower, etc.
James White is an excellent teacher and always beneficial to listen to.
Unprofitable Servant, I think I'll back you up here on your point, because with the pressures to conform to the world, I really don't see compromisers making a big fuss for much longer. if there is any kind of pressure to hypocrisy it will be to say they are "saved" but are ok with this kind of perversion. so I think its best to do the right thing on all matters, I really don't need to be looking back at naysayers or hypocrites, there will always be them. and by the way, I know plenty of Christians who walk the walk in these matters and have good discernment, and many of those are right here on SA.
sc, I would say you are not talking mainly about those who are saved and fight the good fight of faith but those who are Christians in name only and also those who don't claim the name of Christ. The Bible says they have no fear of God before their eyes and think that God doesn't notice. (Psalm 10:11;50:21)
You state you are not gauging it by this site but this is the crowd to whom you are directing your thoughts. As far as what other churches practice, I find have enough work in the garden of mine own heart than to spend much time with the weeds growing in someone else's.
What can be seen on the internet is far worse and more easily accessible than what can be seen on tv. Yet all of us are using it.
You mentioned that you find it hypocritical that people would speak out against a sin and yet have issues in other areas of their lives. That would silence the entire church of Christ, if we had to wait until we were perfectly righteous to speak out against the evils of our day. We should strive for universal holiness in all areas of our lives, yet the Scripture states he that says he has no sin deceives himself and makes God a liar. You are welcome to the path you chose, but I am glad even the imperfect speak out against the onslaught from the LGBT crowd.
Great Sermon! The truth of the matter is that though we don't use icons to mediate between God and ourselves, Jesus is not exalted in an honorable manner in worship services. Beholding him as in a mirror, we are changed into his image.
So then, why don't we look like the representatives of Christ? It is because the world has its icons in entertainment, etc. and we strive to look and behave like the entertainer. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Cosmetic industries are more effective than we realize - causing us to strive for bigger fig leaves.