There is an old fable about the Delta Blues singer and Guitar player Robert Johnson going down to the crossroads one night and cutting a deal with the devil for talent that would make him famous...it is a lie of course because all true talent comes from God.
However if it were true then most of today's "artist" need to go back to the crossroads and cut another deal because they realy got gypped on the talent part of it.
I was effering to the fact just because Hitler and Churchill were contemporaries doesn't mean that they were similar! I was not meaning that there was no reason for Hitler and Churchill to be contemporaries in God's providential plan.
God uses everybody, even evil people, to his glory. In Exodus it says that He hardened pharoh's heart. And all throughout the Bible it reafirms that God uses everything including men for his glory. Read this verse:
Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
God makes it very clear in his word that he works ALL THINGS after the counsil of his own will. Including men like Hitler.
So glad that things are working out for you, Michael, in this new place God wants you to be now. He is stretching your faith and I will be praying for you and your family as you travel this new road. I have been blessed already from your one sermon and you most certainly have God's calling to do it. I will be listening to your sermons as well. God's blessings on you and your family.
So you really like obamacare? The president lied to your face telling you that you could keep your doctor, while now many people are now losing their doctors because of obamacare! This guy lied to your face, and you say it's not that bad!
Dorcas, your comments are very uplifing, God bless you and your family. I have thought of you often in your situation that caused you to ask for prayer. I have prayed for you and for God to work things out for your family matters.Seems like we are being attacked and each of us in different ways. Need to keep each other in our prayers. Who knows, maybe God has brought us all together for this reason. I know I have learned from others even when in disagreement and grown some in the process.
And to s c, you are right also in your comments. It is hard to just read words and it can be misconstrued what you are trying to say. No, we as christians are human with human emotions andso are capable of hurt feelings that we have and sometimes give to others. I understand Jay'Jay's comments and the reason he said it because I felt the same way when I tried to say I understood Michael's feelings in all this as well. Sometimes people will lash out in anger when hurt or misunderstood.i was using myself as an example of that.My husband's sisters have blamed me for the many problems between me and my mother-in-law. I have tried for years to work it out with her but she refuses to do her part to make our relationship work. No one but my husband and his brother understand what others refuse to see. I like Michael and he has been kind to me and encouaging so I wanted to let him know that I cared. So sorry if I offended someone else like you Jay Jay.
Nice observation,Christopher.One need only to delineate those who are "intelligent/knowledgeable" from those who are truly wise. Knowledge without proper application (wisdom) is foolishness...as the Bible states. When you see those who profess to be wise rejecting Christ, then you just have another affirmation that what the Bible says is true.