Kev wrote: A good thing to keep in mind is all the people who think Trump is now a Christian because he prays and so forth. Already half the country at least hates Trump now they will associate this hatred with Christianity. Liberals already hate Christians and Trump proclaiming to be a Christian well... I think a lot of this is a form of politics. Trump knows who backs him and who is against him. I hope that their prayers are real but I can very well imagine it as more of a political thing than anything else which like some have pointed is horrible to use the name of the Lord for such things as politics if that is their agenda. God knows though.
More important than whether or not the leaders are believers, or whether they pray properly, is whether believers pray for those in authority as Scripture calls us to do. (1 Tim. 2:1,2) As for half the country hating Trump, most of the hatred is irrational anyway, especially that from liberals. He hasn't been in office long enough to engender hatred via actualpolicy, so it's obvious it is manufactured for political reasons.
My first thought when seeing this doll is it looked like a miniature version of a lesbian ( think, girls who wish they were boys, and get to brutalize confused young women), no, this pastor is not far off. I used to work in a state funded institution. There were more homosexuals than heterosexuals, on a ratio of 4 to 3. Needless to say., horrible working conditions. One thing I can testify is that the butch girl loved beating the stuffing out of their " girl friends ". Every Monday, there'd be a young woman with a blackened eye, or a arm in a sling or absent and when they came back they were taped up due to being stabbed or slashed. People, if you're a parent of a daughter who is in a lesbian relationship, pray that they be released out of this hell. As for men, their life span is shortened by 30 years. It doesn't matter if you had a born again, evangelical pastor president, making laws contrary to our present darkness: Sin and evil, knows it can capture our hearts , save for the cleansing blood of Christ. Sin on display. Homosexuality knows their time is short, and if given unto themselves, they would be extinguished in a generation. So, the devils wants your children.
Jim has a very good point. AWANA is an outstanding program, especially when run well. Having looked at a Trail Life troop, the younger/cub scouts-like piece does a cross btwn AWANA & Sunday school. The older boys are more like boy scouts. But, they have a huge emphasis on following Jesus Christ, personal holiness, etc. It's an option worth exploring.
(TMC) @Christopher000 Well, I‚Äôd certainly say he‚Äôs a wolf at any rate! We‚Äôve heard some reports through the community grapevine that he‚Äôs been kicked out of other area churches. Not knowing much about Pentecostals, I didn‚Äôt know if this sort of thing is a common tactic. He seems to have a screw loose. @kjg Thank you! Hopefully this is just a sanctification tool for our church as a group!
for a president who advocates for getting jobs isn't it funny how many businesses they have boycotted and caused economic downturn and layoffs for factory workers ...can't let this president suffer narcissistic injury or the "god emperor" as his worshipers call him will ask for another boycott ...
Thanks Jim, I should have mentioned the white supremists out there as well. The difference though is that the ones I mentioned can tell their followers, in a public forum, to murder cops and white people, etc, and nobody says a word about it. A disgusting white supremists does the same, and they're imprisoned for inciting violence, a hate crime, and threats against ones person, etc, etc. Quite the imbalance.
(TMC) @Christopher000 Thank you very much! We are a very tight-knit group, and I pray no one will give him the time of day. Our Elder‚Äôs overview of wolves, wicked shepherds, decivers, and those who defy God ordained authorities last Sunday was hopefully enough of a warning. It‚Äôs been planned and he‚Äôs been informed, that if he attempts to speak then he will be escorted out by four of the men. Apparently, he also ‚Äúministers‚ÄĚ to people at a local Nursing Home- who I feel very sorry for. Do Pentecostals normally just waltz in to other churches and ask for leadership positions? Any idea how long they try to ‚Äúconvert‚ÄĚ a church before they move on?
U.S History wrote: The Nation of Islam attracted many followers, especially in prisons, where lost African Americans most looked for guidance. They preached adherence to a strict moral code and reliance on other African Americans. Integration was not a goal. Rather, the Nation of Islam wanted blacks to set up their own schools, churches, and support networks.
What most people don't realise is that the Koran was written in 2 main parts.
The earlier part was written mainly in Mecca, when Muhammed was trying to win converts from the pagan, Jewish and nominally Christian communities. These are the "peaceful" verses of the Koran that are rolled out by Muslim apologists, and some ill informed liberal "Christians" and even some neo-evangelicals. They are highly deceptive.
The 2nd and later part was written mainly in Medina, when Muhammed and his message had been rejected, and he was destroying the mainly Jewish hosts of his adopted city, and preparing for war against Mecca. These are the warlike and jihadist style verses that are never usually quoted in English, but only in Arabic to a selected Islamic audience.
The rule is that where there is a contradiction, later verses override earlier verses, and that is what Muslims are to live by.
Therefore jihad, conquest and force, accompanied by the application of sharia law, mixed with religious deception, that is permitted in Islam, and intermarriage for conversion purposes, and cultural propaganda, are to be used to sutras Islam, and conquer the West. True Christians must wake up!!!!
Hi TMC, will do. I've experienced the same, having been Charismatic. I know how they think, and how they firmly believe that all churches which don't practice the spiritual gifts are dead churches. I hope your church is grounded well because they can be very, very convincing and know how to spread the fear of God around based upon perceived disobedience, etc. A registered offender as well? Hmmm, sounds to me like the type I've experienced. Not only will he try his best to scare everyone with hellfire, but mark my words that if allowed to speak, at the end, he would guilt many into making large financial commitments and talk about a lack of faith for anyone who doesn't raise their hand, etc. Anyway, will do.
(TMC) @kjg I agree whole heartedly. I don‚Äôt think he would have been accepted even 8 years ago. It was incredibly disturbing yesterday reading some people try to defend his endorsement of child abuse. Milo was already a scum ball in my book due to his lifestyle, horrific language, legitimization of the alt-right, and public display of porn. @ Everyone I have a prayer request for my family‚Äôs church- we have a bizzare Pentecostal ‚ÄúMissionary‚ÄĚ trying to make trouble. He thinks we are all spiritually dead and going to Hell because we don‚Äôt pretend to speak in tongues, therefore he has made our church his ‚ÄúMission Field‚ÄĚ. Our Elder has asked him not to come, and even preached a whole sermon on wolves who seek to divide churches last Sunday, but the guy says he will be back. He‚Äôs also been warned that he will be removed if he is disorderly. Adding to the creepiness is the fact that he is a registered offender. We just really crave prayers that this man would stop coming and leave us alone.
The double standard makes me furious. This guy, Jackson, Sharpton, thug rappers, the Black Panthers, and the inner circle of Black Lives Matter, among others, are nothing but breeders and promoters of racial hatred, yet, nobody says a word as they're off limits. A white man is a bigot if he hires a white man simply because the person is more qualified and a better fit and it's all over the nation's news feeds. A black group or rapper can scream death to whitey, stab 'em, shoot 'em, kill 'em all, and life goes on...not a peep of outrage. A white cop kills a black thug and the community riots and beats innocent whites. A black cop shoots a white thug coming at him, and the community says, job well done. The imbalance and hypocrisy is astonishing. These dirty, rotten people like Farrah an, etc, breed the hate and then sit back with their popcorn as they watch the results on their TV screens. Racism makes no sense to me, not one bit.
Granted, baldness can be very embarassing for a man, and not all can wear it well, d3oending on the shape of their cranium. I'd probably look like a monster. I'm not saying a man wig is wrong if it helps their self esteem, but within reason. An example of unreasonable, would be your wig collection, Dave. Dreadlocks, red Pippi Longstocking hair with braids, and a purple mullet. No!
Izmir is recognisable to believers as Smyrna, one of the 7 Churches in Asia Minor (modern Turkey) of Revelation chapters 2 and 3, that received letters from the Lord Jesus Christ Himself through John the Apostle.
Smyrna was one of only 2 of the churches that received commendation from the Lird Jesus Christ, and no condemnation, the other being Philadelphia.
In his letter He told them of the persecution, that was coming, and noted the persecution that they had at that time from the rabbinical Jews.
Apparently, just at the end of the 1st World War, the Muslim Turkish authorities massacred the Greek Orthodox and Armenian Christians in the city and destroyed their churches, while Allied ships sat in the harbour and did nothing to rescue them.
More recently, an Evangelical Church in the city, had problems with the local authorities over some planning issue, a balcony, I believe, from a newsletter I read. I believe it was eventually resolved.
It does seem that this is the 1 church in the 7 Churches of Revelation that has had a continued presence over the centuries.
Now, isn't it interesting how so many kids suddenly believe they're in the wrong body's? Nothing but sodomite confusion, and I have a feeling that for many, it's just a fad. A way to get noticed, a way to be different. The OBama administration that this all started with makes me sick to my stomach. Just look at the widespread damage he accomplished and how his decisions to get votes for another four years have snowballed into the hatred and confusion were seeing today. Disgusting. The schools are now encouraging this nonsense as they have lesbian, sodomite, and trans speakers come and talk to kids as young as 5yrs old, telling them how wonderful the lifestyles are, etc. Sickening.