'The Mennonites (Anabaptists) trace their descent from the Waldenses,Petrobrussians and other ancient sects....Before the rise of Luther and Calvin, there lay concealed in almost all the countries of Europe, who adhered tenaciously to the doctrine which the Waldensians, Wycliffites and the Hussites had maintained'. John Lawrence Mosheim German Reformed historian. ---------------------- 'I should not readily admit that there was a Baptist church as far back as 100 A.D., although without doubt there were Baptist churches then, as all Christans were then Baptists'. John Clark Ridpath Methodist historian
GSTexas wrote: John Y writes: why would I want to become Protestant Why would you want to remain in a "church" that Gods word calls accursed? Galatians 1:8-9 "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."
I am choosing to remain in the Catholic Church even if I trust in Jesus alone for salvation because Protestant Churches don't have Saturday Vigil services. And I like to attend Saturday Vigil in order to do other things on Sunday like lay around the house all morning.
Elsie, I worship the biblical and historical Jesus at the Saturday Vigil in the Catholic Church.
Commrades,we have a cultural crisis,the general public has chosen freedom of thought and reason over state sponsored propaganda....this must be addressed immediately.
The new society must be populated by citizens who fully and without reservation support all ideas and concepts about life on mother earth,they must agree on who and what they are and be defined by what the state acting as representative of mother earth says they are,their life and being must and will be difined by us,the reprersenatives of the mother planet,otherwise their loyalties and devotion may find a home elsewhere and this is not acceptable in the new society,this shall be the standard of determination as to who will be allowed to live in the wonderful utopia that is being prepared for us.....or something like that.
Get real said: "When I was a Catholic I never heard a bad word spoken about any other denomination." It is no different than the liberal media of today trashing conservatives and pointing out our intolerance; but somehow forgetting the long train of abuses and usurpations that comes from the left.
GSTexas wrote: Steve R, she is speaking of LadyVirtue. What she she finds sexual about that name, I couldnt tell you.
If so, I would suggest 'get real' read Proverbs 31. Ladyvirtue might be a persona of false righteousness pimping a self righteous blog to cloak attacks on the ELECT, but she is hardly peddling sexual innuendo to do so
Jim, not sure if you read the links I provided, Obama has already enacted the Buffet rule, they top 1% is ABOVE 30%. The CEO for the NYT makes 10.5 million but has his newspaper complain about what other CEO's make????
You want more taxes paid by wealthy
"The proportion of total income taxes paid by the top 1 percent ROSE sharply under President Reagan, from 18 percent in 1981 to 28 percent in 1988.14
Average effective income tax rates were cut even more for lower-income groups than for higher-income groups. While the average effective tax rate for the top 1 percent fell by 30 percent between 1980 and 1992, and by 35 percent for the top 20 percent of income earners, it fell by 44 percent for the second-highest quintile, 46 percent for the middle quintile, 64 percent for the second-lowest quintile, and 263 percent for the bottom quintile.15
These reductions for the lowest-income groups were so large because President Reagan doubled the personal exemption, increased the standard deduction, and tripled the earned income tax credit (EITC), which provides net cash for single-parent families with children at the lowest income levels. These changes eliminated income tax liability altogether for over 4 million lower-income families.16"
I gotta agree with Jim on this one. When one looks at the numbers its actually quite shocking. you've got one guy making in a week what many workers would not make in a lifetime. often they take the job, strip out the company and then move on.... like we haven't watched all the jobs leave the last 20 years? Its funny to watch the middle class get fleeced but even as their kids can't get jobs, can't pay bills, the American mindset is so ingrained in feeling advantaged that it doesn't even occur what is going on! I am not one for the Marxist poor v rich rhetoric, but there is such a thing as pushing out competition and creating oligarchy.
like you've got a fast food joint that puts antifoaming agents in their chicken, must save money? and ceo makes 8 million a year while guy at the bottom makes 8$ an hour. that's something like $4000 dollars an hour.
is the ceo worth that much? no!
then you've got the big grocery chain, runs out middle class moms and pops, hires people on for low wages and then offers them help for food stamps while their acquired wealth is more than some nations.... selling goods from other countries.
being stripped out, folks, and taught to defend it!
Bibles of different languages that are based solely on the KJV are ok.
Thanks for you response DanUSA, appreciate your zeal for the truth and love for the KJV.
I am trouble by your statement that Bibles in other languages need to be based on the KJV. (if that is not what you are saying my bad) The KJV was not based upon the KJV, it was a translation from the original languages. (they even had side notes with alternative translations) Bibles to be accurate need to be translated from the original languages of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek not the KJV. I am not even sure what you mean by cultural relevancy problems, you don't think the English words had specific meaning within the culture of England in the early 1600's? For instance the word let meant to hinder (now it means allow), that would be translated differently in another language to convey the meaning of the original languages.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- The over-compensation of American executives was another issue brought up in the NYTimes "America No Longer..." ---
How about instead of just parroting the left-wing line, tell us what level of pay would not be over-compensation. After all, if the New York Times says some are overpaid, they must certainly have a number in mind where that kicks in, right? Tell us how it is determined, and who should make the decision as to the acceptable pay level. Details, Jim. What do you stand for specifically? Mere slogans only go so far, and only work on the ignorant sound-bite addict. Sadly for your cause, you won't find many here.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Perhaps, Mr. Gothard is better known as a mentor to the Duggar family, but probably in this case, it has little to do with his resignation. I would have to say the Christianity Today article was tipid, now this one isn't hot, but it does a little better job of what was simmering in his ministry, Conservative leader Bill Gothard resigns following following abuse allegations.
From the news: "Gothard has also rubbed shoulders with Republican leaders. He and former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee were photographed at a campaign lunch together; former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue spoke at one of Gothardâ€™s conferences; and Sarah Palin, when she was a small town mayor in Alaska, attended his International Association of Character Cities conferences declaring Wasilla among Gothardâ€™s â€śCities of Character.â€ť
Irrelevant subject connection made to Republicans, poor attempt to plant the old guilt by association picture in people's mind. Gothard abuse-Gothard rubs shoulders with Republicans-therefore Republicans are...
Well according to some we elect government officials but I know for one thing I never got to vote for Donald Trump or even Warren Buffett! So, yes, I favor something like the Buffett Rule has good ideas. Do I think Warren is perfect, no, and maybe even less so, if doesn't follow the Buffett Pay Principles Tested by Coca-Cola, Winters Says. The over-compensation of American executives was another issue brought up in the NYTimes "America No Longer..." Oh, and the poor education of American youth, something that would be helped by Common Core? (No the words "Common Core" weren't in the article.
The problem UPS has been on going for many years, Ronnie Regan getting the tax rates lowered on his rich buddies was one bad thing. By the way, America's Super wealthy can't go to Europe anymore to escape higher taxes
No one likes taxes, I don't like taxes, but taxes has always redistributed wealth, even the nutty idea of turning ever more to (many times corrupt) duties private companies means someone is going to have to foot the bill SteveR. Oh, I didn't know living in Canada was the same as the USSR?