Christopher000 wrote: Hi John/1517, John, glad to see you posting. I'm not looking to argue, but I completely diaagree with, "inclined fear of offending", and "serving without fear" as applied to whether or not Christians should encourage, support, and participate in the drawing of obscene, taunting caricatures that are meant for nothing else and serve no purpose other than to incite more radicals to kill and destroy over the offense whether that happens on location or elsewhere around the country as the result.
I not only agree w/Chris, I will say those drawing the cartoons are showing cowardice rather than lack of fear. If these Christians want to show that dont fear muslims, they should share the Gospel with them.
btw: If you havent shared the Gospel w/Muslims, be prepared for answers you have havent heard before
So how do you communicate Tony and find your way on SA, unless you are the demonstrable gremlin in the very machine you are trying to kill. Would make sense though, looking at your historical posts which never make any sense biblically or logically.
Hi John/1517, John, glad to see you posting. I'm not looking to argue, but I completely diaagree with, "inclined fear of offending", and "serving without fear" as applied to whether or not Christians should encourage, support, and participate in the drawing of obscene, taunting caricatures that are meant for nothing else and serve no purpose other than to incite more radicals to kill and destroy over the offense whether that happens on location or elsewhere around the country as the result. I'm all for our troops, and a unified effort to take these people out. I'm all for local police forces, along with the various three letter agencies, etc, taking a hard stand against their nonscense; returning violence if necessary. I'm also all for witnessing to them irregardless of their threats, but I have to draw a line when it comes to taunting crazy people for no other reason than to be vindictive and win a contest because it puts innocent people across the US at risk for being randomly targeted. The contest has nothing whatsoever to do with God, witnessing, or the bible, etc, so I really don't understand the argument. To me, it's all just a juvenile form of teasing for no other reason than to get a reaction.
I thinks it's astonishing how one man's theory, well, borrowed theory, really, has done so much damage. Kind of goes to show how many were, and still are today, willing to accept any alternates that free them from responsibility. So many believe whatever fits their preferred lifestyle, but most commonly, they continue through life believing whatever they were raised into, never asking or searching to make sure those things be true, which is tragic. The existance of God and creation is so beyond obvious, the God of the historically, archeologically, geographically, and prophetically accurate bible, that is. Funny thing is that even as a child who never had any sort of spiritual foundation, and who got into all sorts of things I shouldn't have, I never bought into evolution.
Lie Detector, The Bible states that salvation is by Justification by Faith in Jesus alone. That means that salvation comes only through trusting in Jesus alone for salvation. That is Baptist doctrine. I don't participate in any wickedness. I only participate in the scriptural parts to the Mass. I am saved according to Baptist teaching which comes from the Bible because I trust in Jesus alone for salvation and I embraced Jesus as my Savior.
Christopher, If I only adhere to the scriptural Catholic doctrines and only participate in the scriptural parts to the Mass then I am remaining saved. And Jesus will not look at the church that one attended in deciding who enters Heaven. He will only look at who had trusted in Him alone for salvation.
What a wonderfully inviting message I mean, wow! I just love how you make the biblical text intelligible for non-believers. You were so gentle and winsome, you must have tons of non-believers exploring faith at your church. Have you ever thought about writing a book on reaching postmoderns through preaching?
Great Sermon! Last comment on this subject and we can move on
Agora- the market place
Matt 13:44 Agorazo (G59) means to buy
exagorazo (G1805) to redeem.
Redeem- By payment of a price to recover from another
exagorazo is not used in Matt 13:44 it is only used 4 times, Gal 4:5 Gal 3:13 Eph 5:16 and Col 4:5
Great Sermon! Buy and redeemed? Maybe I didnt explained it well. But here is what Clarence Larkin has written. Dispenstional Truth or God's Plan for the Ages. Great reference Book. Page 91 "the Treasure still remains hid in the field."Christ purchased the "Field" on the Cross, but He has not taken possession as yet, and will not until the time comes for the "Redemption of the "Purchased Possession". Eph 1:14
Until that time Israel must remain hid among the nations. Some teachers even include this to say "The Israel of God". Buying the field and redeeming the treasure. Now you may disagree with Larkin's interpretation or mine but ridiculous I dont think so
I agree. What if someone held a cartoon contest depicting Jews, blacks or anyone else? Or, everyone?
Dave wrote: Provoke with scripture I think yes, but provoking with un-scriptural taunts and insults will invoke violence. Don't get me wrong Islam,rcc's,Buddhist they're all disgusting. How would yshua handle it?