Whoever this journalist is, he writing opinion as If it were news. Expect lay offs in the near future. In another three years, there might be no more NYT, WA Post, or Atlanta Constitution. They are a herd of dying dinosaurs.
Being maligned and insulted tends to bring out a visceral reaction in practically everyone I know of. When an established political party gleefully makes fun of people who are patriotic, of faith, working sometimes 3 jobs to make up for the loss of work, they will flock to the greedy old party.
I'm honored to have been of service, Steve. Sure glad you were able to get all the bitterness of gall out of your system before worship service tomorrow morning. Can't be worshipping God with unclean lips.
Great Sermon! This request is not really related to the topic of this particular podcast, but was wondering if you'll could speak on what a Christian should do when the pastor starts showing clips from Hollywood movies in Wednesday night bible study as well on Sunday during church service. I have also been informed that some of the deacons belong to Freemason. Should I be concerned?
Mike wrote: Is it that they believe the gospel is not used as a means of grace, or do they truly believe all destinies are predetermined, therefore no evangelism is necessary?
Do you believe in double predestination?
Mike, the answer to your questions is yes and yes, depending whether they are "progressives" which will evangelize, or "absoluters" who don't.
If you mean by double predestination you mean election and reprobation, yes, I do. But, it is true God gave them over to a reprobate mind (Rom.1:28). That is, they are without any hope of salvation.
The problem is that man thinks he deserves God's love, when in reality we deserve damnation. The amazing thing is not that God hated Esau (that is to be expected), but that He would love Jacob. Praise God for His amazing grace in justifying sinners who deserve hell!
B. McCausland wrote: 1. Adam and Eve were alone in the garden, so there was nobody to entice.
2. Let's not be wiser than God.
3. Uncovering is associated with shame:
4. Precautions are indicated in the law towards covering
Prostitution is marked by uncovering
1. finally a communications breakthrough, you saw my point
2. it can't be done and seems to be ignored when the next sentence is you defining what God was thinking.
3. Exactly, uncovering of a PERSON, no shame to the garment.
4. The pronoun "thou" refers to a human being, not a garment and the garment was used to prevent other human beings from seeing their nakedness, again nothing in the passage assigns sinfulness to the actual garment.
5. Again the action of a human being who is choosing for evil purposes to put off her garment.
This is usually the point in the discussion where you basically state that the person who doesn't see your wisdom is too dense, but usually but not always in a polite way.
So, will follow your advise to give it a rest because as it has happened before with other topics you have engaged in, it can continue for ever in vicious circles of personal assertions.
John for JESUS wrote: It doesn't say God reconciled the whole world to Himself, it says God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself. Which, of course, is what God was doing.
Either way it would be that the world was reconciled to God and if the word 'world' meant everyone than everyone would be reconciled to God. The part that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself has no affect on the point at hand you are loosing your sense of logic J4 and trying to wiggle out of that verse.
What about this verse then J4: John 1:29
29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
I've mentioned this before, but please pray for a missionary family that was over in Germany, their name is the Byers family, they had to come back to the states, they are praying for God's direction, they are a really great family.
Unfortunately the "Christians" here in America wouldn't dish out enough cash to support them so a couple of times he had to come and raise money to continue on the mission field, he came to our church and helped us with some stuff.
So I really do ask you to pray for them, they need direction on what God would have them to do. Thanks.
I believe that the Christian faith is a reasonable faith, and that the doctrines are logically sound, if you really think about it the atonement has to be limited because if it's not, then you end up with universalism.
Now how you interpret the limited atonement can vary, but the atonement has to be limited. My 2 cents.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: What our first parents put together for a covering was not woven with the intent to entice someone to notice them
Adam and Eve were alone in the garden, so there was nobody to entice.
Let's not be wiser than God. The difference between an apron and a tunic/robe reveals not only God's particular design/intent to *cover*, but establishes an antecedent/ pattern of prevention: the enticement of the flesh and its shame. This is why the apron design did not meet God's approval and was replaced.
Uncovering is associated with shame: "Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen" Is 47:3 Noah lay outside his tent uncovered, when "Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father ..."
Precautions are indicated in the law towards covering "Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon" Ex 20:26 "And thou shalt make them linen breeches (underwear) to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach" Ex 28:42
Prostitution is marked by uncovering "she discovered her whoredoms, and discovered (uncovered) her nakedness" Ez 23:18