I agree with Jim on this one. These "pastors" represent a rapidly growing group of spiritual leaders of this current age who are becoming more and more man-centered rather than Christ-centered; and they are enthusiastically active and bold about it.
I don't know them all but many in this group are apostates. I'm familiar with Traci Blackmon who was involved in the Ferguson-Michael Brown aftermath. She helped organize Black Lives Matter and was even recruited by Obama to assist in organizing liberal resistants to police and "white" authorities in MIssouri. Both she and her mentor were attended a "White Privilege" class and said that they were glad that they stuck it because it changed them. You can frequently find her and others arrested during similar protests in the past against businesses or the passing of other legislations that they don't like.
FG wrote: I somewhat agree w/ Walsh. I can't say the "lack of resistance from conservatives and Christians" that "may have been most immediately responsible for our current situation as it pertains to marriage." I do believe however that it is an important contributing factor. Tolerance of gross sin contributes to its spread. I heartily believe that the mainstreaming of high places in old testament Israel could not have manifested without an undue tolerance of them from the "conservatives" of that day
See what you mean. It may appear that in Noah's days the seed of Seth had 'drowned' in the sea of wickedness, the same case perhaps as in Sodom; both instances declaring the obvious existence of a small remnant, though weak in many instances.
However, the ever present scape-goat rationale of our day tends to explain issues in an over-simplistic light, especially when being aware of how in Scripture we find that God's judgementsâ€‹ do not run unilateral as we are tempted to deduct, or as this article presumes.
Political action has become an ecumenical movement again! The liberal Christian ssaw how much fun evangelicals we're having playing around in government they decided it was time again for them to try it too.
John MacArthur wrote: Also, many present-day Christian activists seem to be unaware of how much their methodology parallels that of liberal Christians at the turn of the twentieth century. Like those misguided idealists, contemporary evangelicals became enamored of temporal issues at the expense of eternal values. Evangelical activists, in essence, are simply preaching a politically conservative version of the old social gospel, emphasizing social and cultural concerns above spiritual ones. In that framework the government becomes more and more the earthly ally (if he can persuade it to support his special agenda) or enemy (if it stays opposed or unresponsive to his agenda) of the Christian. But the ideal human government can ultimately do nothing to advance Godâ€™s kingdom, and the worst, most despotic worldly government in the end cannot halt the power of the Holy Spirit or the spread of Godâ€™s Word.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Sorry, but your points failed to prove the premise of this article Didn't really think we were far apart in what we were stating
Never was my intention to prove anything; was only reaffirming some one else comment that you chose to contest as an arguement.
A case of double accountability:
"If the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand." Ez 33:6
B. McCausland wrote: 2. Yes 3. & 4. Read the verses again, plz 5. It seems you have missed the explanation about cause and reason 6. There have been given passages about this in the positive that you choose to ignore; more could be given in the negative as 1Pe. 2:12 & 3:16 No intention to continue in argumentation Take care
Was unaware it was an argument. Sorry, but your points failed to prove the premise of this article, a fact which you seem to ignore. Didn't really think we were far apart in what we were stating. God bless.
During the last presidential election, President Trump talked continuously on the lack of fair trade and tossed TPA, which made China very happy to move in and make deals with smaller countries ( or else). China wants a war with the US and will let their pit bull off the chain to attack South Korea, the US and Japan. I do not believe the US is prepared for 45,000 service men and women killed in one week of fighting, or for that matter 2 million killed in a nuclear attack by both North Korea or China. This is blatantly the fault of a Clinton presidency by giving North Korea a reactor and Pakistan nuclear weapons scientists who taught the DRNK how to make a bomb, George W Bush's inability to address the first initial nuclear detonation in 2006, and subsequent detonations through out Obama's reign has led us to this present crisis. And Obama left this on Trump's door step . That is why Donald Trump placed so many generals on his staff. Total war is not what our president wants but it could be what he has to come to us and prepare us for. I'm afraid that for all the crying snow flakes that governed for the past 8 years, will not stop one ICBM. And I believe that China will hopes we blink .
Unprofitable Servant wrote: 2. Looks to me like you are saying the world is leading the Christians, not vice versa, which is what this article contends. 3. The passage in Ezekiel 4. An instruction to believers not a representation of the unregenerate heart 5. society's rejection of that is not the fault of the believer. 6.a single Scripture where the Lord rebukes the action(s) of the believers as the cause of the actions of the unregenerate
2. Yes 3. & 4. Read the verses again, plz 5. It seems you have missed the explanation about cause and reason 6. There have been given passages about this in the positive that you choose to ignore; more could be given in the negative as 1Pe. 2:12 & 3:16
No intention to continue in argumentation Take care
When introducing the new standards, administrators mostly stuck to guiding principles rather than making hypothetical decisions on specific works.
Phil4:8 "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." -/ Despite an explicit push to rely on biblical backing, the Philippians 4:8 policy is less concerned with â€śwhatever is trueâ€ť or â€śwhatever is lovely.â€ť A copy obtained by CT makes clear that â€śstudents will often be exposed to assumptions, philosophies, and ideologies within various fields that run counter to the truth of Godâ€™s Word,â€ť and that those challenges are a crucial part of the educational experience. "Godâ€™s Word commands us to be in the world but not of the world,â€ť he wrote, mentioning Philippians 4:8 as a guiding principle. â€śWe must learn about sin, but we should not experience all forms of it. We must teach other worldviews, but in such a way to commend the truth and rightness of the biblical worldview."
-- Not a new policy-- just a reminder that it needs regular attention to keep from drifting.
Just as a side note, and to each his/her own, so no judgement, I've always been careful not to call anyone a fool. I've always expanded the verse for myself to mean, don't call anyone a fool, because I can easily be called a fool by others for my own things, past and present. Again, that's just me.