"The scientific establishment recoiled in horror when a recent poll revealed a majority of Americans doubt the truth of Darwinâs evolutionary theory"
Aaaww what a shame poor scientists????
On the other hand this is where all the reprobates lie both scientists and non ... "Eph 4:17 .... in the vanity of their mind, 18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:"
The Christian alternative is:- "Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear."
Mike wrote: So what does this mean? If Paul had baptized, that would have been political?
Perhaps he is referring to the verses 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
Thus Jim is stating that we are the "foolish and base" things of the world - Unlike the intelligent and noble politicians.
"becoming friends with gay people regardless of whether Christians believe their sexuality aligns with the Bible"
There is NO absolutely NO diversification of sexuality in Scripture. There is "natural" and "Unnatural." Romans 1: 26 "For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:"
Therefore this "panel" of Baptists are unbiblical and reprobate.
Homosexual behaviour is sin. Homosexual behaviour is abomination.
Lev 20:13 "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."
Get back to the Bible or stop calling yourselves Christian.
It's a gnostic interpretation of 1 Corinth ins 1. Someone could just as well apply it to any professional, not just the office of civil minister. JL is miles away from orthodoxy and both the Westminster and London Baptist confessional standards.
DanUSA I don't understand why you made a comment about haters of the KJV as the only disdain for it came from just one commentator and the article is not anti-KJV. Also, there are plenty of people with Bibles in languages other than English are you saying those people don't have the Scriptures?
Jim Lincoln wrote: Apparently countries in Western Europe and Canada are doing things better than the USA like providing universal healthcare, because note-- The American Middle Class Is No Longer the Worldâs Richest
From the link: "Finally, governments in Canada and Western Europe take more aggressive steps to raise the take-home pay of low- and middle-income households by redistributing income."
hmmm. "redistributing income"? Justifying government greed and theft again, Jim?
Jim Lincoln wrote: 1 Corinthians 1:17-29 Christians are not called to be politicians.I'm suspicious of any politician who uses religion for political purposes. John Y. I will again point out this detail to you, you don't go to church either, at least one recognized by God! Come Out Of The Catholic Church
It is only in your warped mind that I have to leave the Catholic Church or I am not really saved. The Bible states the only requirement for salvation is to trust in Jesus alone for salvation. Well I trust in Jesus alone for salvation and therefore I am saved regardless if I remain in the Catholic Church. And why would I want to become Protestant when I like to attend Saturday Vigil in order to do other things on Sunday morning like lay around the house all morning? Protestant Churches don't have Saturday Vigil services. Why don't Protestant Churches have Saturday Vigil services for their members who want to do other things on Sunday morning like lay around the house all morning?
Yeah, that would be nice if a seed was planted, but it seems more like the boy just got on Satan nerves until he couldn't take it anymore. Good thing the man wasn't the violent sort and shut the kid up by force.
Seems like things have to be repeated over and over for you, GS, because you lack comprehension abilities. Anyone who isn't mentally deranged knows that the top button on a mens dress shirt isn't even suppose to be used because the top button on a men's dress shirt is a spare in the event that any other button on the men's dress shirt falls off. Anyone who's not out of their mind and knows anything about men's dress shirts knows that the top button on a men's dress shirt isn't there to button the top of the men's dress shirt, but is there in the event that a button ever falls off of the men's dress shirt. Why would anyone who knows anything about men's dress shirts ever button the top button thats only there for a spare?
Yeah, it's difficult for any born again Christian to make sense of it, John. We wonder: how can anyone not believe? How can anyone not see the obvious, what's all around them and pre built within them? How can anyone actually hate and threaten to take up arms against the God of the universe? Strange thing to us, but mentally deranged and psychotic? The interesting thing is that I think most of the worlds most brilliant minds are the ones who can't accept the obvious. I stead of using their God given intelligence to enhance their understanding, they use it to work against Him using mathematics, assumed biological processes, or out of this world theories that suggest anything but a God that we will all be held accountable to.
Everything else aside, I think Christ, the Lord and Savior of mankind; the creator of all that is, was, and ever will be shouldn't be characterized as an illegal, mind altering pot smoking, berry picking, stoner hippie who needs his munchie fix. I don't agree that it's ok to characterize the God of the universe as a proponent and user of mind altering drugs, that if nothing else, are gateways to a life apart from the Bible and harder drug use. The other issues mentioned are issues in and of themselves but the topic at hand, for me, is the complete degeneration of a respect for the creator. The world is turning Christ into some sort of comedy act to be laughed at and ridiculed.
I don't really understand what the shock and awe is all about because many of their own peers have abandoned the theory for panspermia and other exotic theorems. The one thing that makes sense consistently eludes them though; stretching their brilliant minds to believe any foolish thing that doesn't have to do with a God.
JDiG wrote: Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authority,the people rejoice... Christians are the righteous. We should be in authority.
The righteous IS in authority for us Romans 8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
My KING rules Acts 7:56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
Our wicked generation deserves this administration Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
Romans 13:2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
As for Michelle, naps above WORSHIP? Proverbs 6:9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
While you are comparing apples and oranges because the systems of government taxation/subsidy are varied among these nations, I do concur that the last 6 years have been a failure economically due to the CURRENT administration