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.
Point is, who'd of thought Ey. They'll cave on horses hoofs marriage next. This Pope isn't a fool, he's doing a fine job of steering Roman Catholicism, just like every Pope before him. As far from Christ as you could find yourself, Catholicism , weighed and found wanting
Pastor MacArthur made a very wrong comment about the possibility of someone taking the mark being saved.
God is sovereign, but I do not believe that Pastor MacArthur was actually saying that someone who took the mark would definitely be saved, but probably that God's mercy and grace are potential for anyone who would come, but only if the Holy Spirit draws him, which, of course, for someone who has taken the mark, is impossible.
Personally, I believe the reason that the mark of the beast makes it impossible to be saved is that in addition to being a complete id / bank / police / health / transport etc., chip implanted permanently in the skin of the forehead or right hand, thus showing allegiance to the Antichrist, but with all this transhumanism scientific research, I think that it could also actually have something in it that alters the DNA of the person in such a way that the person actually becomes completely robotically brainwashed and programmed to follow the Antichrudt completely.
Mmm, Chris, That train of thought didn't wash with Hitler, and it shouldn't now. We may think we've lived through these despots you've mentioned. But all from the comfort of home, well that's in my case, maybe not yours. Evil needs confronting. God bless
Thanks for the lengthy response, sista. I was confused by Ladybugs post and thought your church did infant baptisms which is why I asked what the view was on it. Thanks for taking the time, and yes...believers baptism. : ) đź•‡
The Quiet Christian wrote: 1. .. "Where are the Christians? Why isn't someone fighting?" 2. It seems as if the Lord has given even His conservative churches a spirit of complacency with sin
1. The reality is that true Christian achievements in history seldom rode on pragmatic activism
2. Leviticus 26 accounts among other ills, debilitation and weakness of character as part of God's judgement:
"But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments... I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass: And your strength shall be spent in vain: I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword .. And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them."
Chris G P wrote: Actually, those responsible Christians who hold to a pre-trib rapture actually do believe that before that happens, . Also, the Great Tribulation is not just the persecution of true Christian believers, (and the Jews as well), by the Antichrist and his agents, but the most horrendous expressions of the wrath of God in natural disasters, plagues, removal of restraint from the evil one and his demons to torment the followers of the Antichrist. This time of God's wrath is so horrendous, and what with those not taking the mark being faced with total starvation. Yet God's Word tells us that the Church is not appointed unto wrath. I Thessalonians 5:9
Chris, I do think that you seem to be lumping the tribulation, and time of wrath together. Tribulation comes first, at the end of it we will be raptured (post trib), The time of wrath, is after the tribulation. We are not appointed to wrath, but, are promised the tribulation God Bless
Unprofitable Servant wrote: 1. .. the old argument that sc .. brought up 2. ... see where God ever reprimands His people for the actions of the world 3. We should speak out against sin but even the church that Paul called carnal was not rebuked for their lifestyle being the cause of the sinful choices of those that knew not God.
1. SC had a point of truth that does not exclude what you are trying to defend. Both points have a place, both are true and relevant as they are two sides of the same coin.
2. See these verses " For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, (the Jews) as it is written"
"I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, *when* I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes"
3. Paul wrote this to the carnal church:
"If... the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?"
"Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God"
"Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed"
I will congratulate President Trump, in trying reverse the moral putrefaction that President Obama and the Democrats foisted on the nation.
John MacArthur said or, wrote: While we were gone the last couple of weeks, we were exposed to the two conventions that were held: the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention. And I know that politics is the topic among many people today, and I suppose thatâ€™s natural since it is such a huge part of media exposure. And as you know, Iâ€™m not one to talk about politics as such, but I was essentially amazed that one of the historic parties here in the United States adopted the sins of Romans 1 as their platform. This is a new day in our country. Parties which used to differ on economics now differ dramatically on issues that invade the realm of Godâ€™s law and morality.
John MacArthur wrote: ...the idea that we're supposed to spend our time fighting a cultural war, that is, fighting some war on some...some human power base like lots of people can vote in large blocs or like we can influence politicians or we can lobby, or we can create institutions that uphold public morality. The whole idea of a public morality, of fighting for morality on a sort of an unregenerate level, escapes me as any kind of biblical mandate. The Bible says in 2 Timothy 3:13, â€śEvil men will get worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.â€ť The longer we live, the more we accumulate dangerous seasons, dangerous times. And the accumulation of this moving toward the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ indicates that it's just going to get worse and worse and worse. Trying to reclaim the culture politically, or even religiously, organizationally, seems to me to be completely off target in terms of what a biblical mandate is, which has really nothing to do with some collective morality and everything to do with individual salvation. That that's what we're called to do.
From Article; ""Western reluctance to adapt such a practice shows there is one force more powerful than the uniformed police. It is the â€śPC police.â€ť These are people who care more about how they feel than for the innocent people gunned down in our streets. And you will find such people here in the United States in our universities, in local and state governments, and in the mainstream media.""
Justice in recent decades has become wimpish weak and ineffectual. Many criminals get off with their crimes and punishment has become soft, anemic and feeble.
At the same time the church fails to preach and teach sin and iniquity in man and its effects. Thus we get the flaccid and effete preaching of the Liberal churches working for Satan and his followers.
"All authority comes from God" At this moment in history It looks like God has allowed Satan and sin to have more "authority" in our institutions and churches.
From Article; ""He gave this warning in 1969 to Britainâ€™s Institute of Biology: â€śIf I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000.â€ť On the first Earth Day, Ehrlich warned, â€śIn 10 years, all important animal life in the sea will be extinct.â€ť Despite such predictions, Ehrlich has won no fewer than 16 awards, including the 1990 Crafoord Prize, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciencesâ€™ highest award.""
Here is a prediction that actually has come true...... "Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,"
The Liberalist lobby and its agenda is a joke. These embarrassing predictions are not only false but ridiculous. And they come from the 'brainy' scientists of our age. Global Warming and the Al Gore brigade are the funniest but saddest comedians on the public stage at present.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Neither am I saying there is nothing God's people can do there's no telling how much evil would be abated if we spent more time in prayer before the throne of grace to see Him work for us according to the good hand of our God upon us
It's Horse's Face Harry. Quote by Quick Draw McGraw on a Quick Draw McGraw cartoon.