Sadly the Pope statement doesn't bare witness to the reality of truth, that has transpired in many countries, as that has included the US, as well also. Any mortal man who thinks he is the Vicar of Christ, shows & refelects, the spiritual blindness of server deception one is under, by the god of this world, accordingly to 2 Cor 4:4.
Here is a good web site, that bares to the witness of the lies of the Pope, in those who truly believe in what, the Quran taught & what Mohammed taught. In how a commited follower of their prophet was to live out their lives. May the Lord equip His people to proclaim, why their is no King but Christ alone amen.
Dave of Oz, that was very interesting.Â The health services would want to wean you off while methadone as quickly as possible?I think that's what they do of nicotine addiction? The folks Down-under really had a bad overdose problems just a couple of days ago at a Rock 'n Roll concertÂ
Briarwood is a very large church with a very large number of people coming and going at any given time. I worshipped threre once maybe ten years ago. My family and I currently worship with another large church but this one in the middle of a very large, metropolian city. Judging from the occassional Deacon who walks past with an earphone, this church has chosen to use an internal effort to provide security, necessary due to the large homeless population and outreach to the homeless community each week, including Sunday. But I have often wondered what force would stop a determined attacker, other than being dogpiled by the Deacons and several of us men, who was bent on either disrupting the service or killing worshippers. The church we attend takes a fairly hard stance against the sexual revolution and has a solid outreach and effort toward those trapped in Islam. We know a family who had been at the church in San Francisco that was attacked years ago by angry zealots of the sexual revolution, demanding their autonomy from God by attacking those who proclaimed and upheld His word. An Islamic terrorist attack on a major church in the US is likely to happen at some point. The threats are real. So is the Lord God Almighty. Can He protect and save? Absolutely. Does He do that
We must certainly pray for South Korean and other ethnic Korean pastors and missionaries who go to the border towns in China on the Tumen River, which is the border with North Korea, to help the illegal North Korean refugees, who have managed at great odds to cross the river.
These ethnic Koreans speak the language, know the culture and customs, and can give practical help and to a certain extent, protection to the North Koreans.
By expelling them, China hopes to achieve 2 objectives, firstly to aid and not to embarrass it's rather troublesome neighbour and ally, North Korea; and also to get rid of a zealous Christian missionary force, even though this effort is not targeted so much at the Chinese, but ethnic Koreans.
Sermon Audio has a good resource with Bob Faulkner of Hackberry House of Chosun, who has a lot of sermons and sound blogs on North Korea, as well as other topics.
Two things on this. I have a great respect in many ways for Bob Jones University, and similar evangelical colleges and universities. In Britain, we don't have quite the same opportunity.
However, these racial dating and marriage rules were rather disgraceful, and it is good that they have been rescinded.
Obviously the founders of Bub Jones put on evolutionary glasses, which rather made a nonsense of what was taught in their creationist science faculties, by assuming that there are different races. The Bible tells us clearly that there is only one race descended from Adam and Eve, but it has 2 sections, those who are in Christ, and those who are not.
They were right to rescind the racist dating and marriage rules, but they did it for the wrong reason. Charity or tax-free status means control by the government, and Bob Jones, other Christian universities, colleges, schools and dare I say churches, I feel, should have nothing to do with this, even though it may challenge them financially.
For a couple of years or so, about 20 years ago, I was the chief Steward or Usher of a large inner city Pentecostal Church.
We just prayerfully used our ears and eyes, and did have to remove one or two disruptive characters, usually to the foyer or outer hall, usually plying them with coffee. We did have a policeman in our church, who we could liaise with, if necessary from the local police force, who was one of our members.
In Britain, private police are not an option, and the US set up of carrying weapons is not permitted at all in our law.
I must say that though there were one or two slightly difficult situations, we never had any fear, and trusted in the Lord.
All this Presbyterian Church needs, is to have good well trained Stewards or Ushers, backed up prayerfully, and to use military and police members of the church for practical advice and maybe training, and to find ways of one to one witness and its practical help for individuals that might cause a problem otherwise.
This Jesuit Pope is saying the same thing that many liberal Protestants, and sadly even some neo-evangelicals and Emergent Church people are saying.
There is a shocking ignorance in both Catholic and Protestant churches as to the real nature of Islam!!
Pope Francis has conveniently forgotten what has happened to some of his own priests, nuns, bishops and lay people, with churches and monasteries burnt to the ground, nuns raped, priests murdered, and the lay people if they are not actually killed or forcefully converted to Islam, forced to pay an extortionate tax called jizya, which is used to propagate Islam, and subject to severe laws, with rigorous penalties for the smallest breach.
Pope Francis is, however, too busy promoting the one world faith, one world government and one world economy to notice about thus.
Let us pray for both Traditional Catholics in the West and these oppressed Catholics in Islamic countries who have been betrayed by their Pope and the liberal Cardinals and clergy who support him, that they will come out of trying to be saved by works and be saved by grace alone through faith alone, in Christ alone for the glory of God alone and according to the Holy Scriptures alone. That is their only hope.
So what are they gonna do with all the saved up money? Alberta had a chance to prove that they can be good stewards ages ago with the big oil boom, but all the money was wasted, and the cities are largely the same, nothing but highways to nowhere.
I'm pretty sure the current wave of persectution on born again believers comes from being lumped together with these non Christian human rights/social activists. It's not the true Christians who die for their crosses, or political ideologies, but because those guys are falsely labeled to be Christian by these websites, genuine Christians must also suffer.
Argh...and he segways somehow into global warming. Another Al Gore proselyte, apparently. Yeah, once again his smooth, vague words, and double speak serves to befriend the Muslims, who, by the way, if they're true, non-conservative Muslims, want him dead just like all of us other infidels, Pope or not.