Greek families have always been close,but due to the crisis we are all even closer.We help each other out.The church gets to pray more,and we get to encourage those that do not know the Lord.Our government is not communist,they believe in democracy.We however put our trust in the living God.He is in control.My fellow brothers and sisters,regardless of where you live,the power of God' s grace will see you through,so be encouraged.Trust only in our Lord and His plan and purpose for your country.God bless you all,and thank you for your precious prayers for beautiful Greece.
SF from TX wrote: Don't misunderstand me. I'm not justifying feminism. These are just things the lost have brought up in conversations and I can see where they are coming from. But I guess without Christ it's easy to live in fear. I like your example. I'll remember it next time one my lost family members and I discuss feminism.
Like most things that impact our lives; the issue of feminism is not as simple as I make it. I have always said that society cannot reverse this trend, but I pray our genuine Christian churches can. From personal experience, I would say discussing this issue with the unsaved will be useless. I know that you were not trying to justify feminism and I know you don't support it.
Praise the Lord, I can't wait to here how your gathering goes, great news,.
It's funny one fellow who comes to our fellowship was a preacher in some way out there mob, gibbering in unknowns tongues, health and wealth stuff, The Lord has him back now and the guys was really shocked at himself for being misguided and leading others up the garden path .we pray continually for discernment, it's our only hope to right the lies of an apostate religious system. God bless to all
We gather today, we do break bread, and drink to remember what yshua done while we were still sinners, the loving caring selfless act of love .wow praise the Lord.and to know yshua will not share in the fruit of the vine until with us again, what a promise! And thanks mike
Don't misunderstand me. I'm not justifying feminism. These are just things the lost have brought up in conversations and I can see where they are coming from. But I guess without Christ it's easy to live in fear. I like your example. I'll remember it next time one my lost family members and I discuss feminism.
Marxist, nah mate I honestly don't care who has more coin than myself, I'm fine. But myself including others should share the wealth that's all mate, what a shame food gets thrown out and people are starving! Or would you disagree bud
Brother Saint Elected Christopher, the short answer is no. Even if any sort of inflicted violence on someone may appear to "work", does it ultimately "work" and is it right? I say no, just like I say no to sinners prayer, fish dinners, games, rock-n-roll music etc. for supposedly drawing unbelievers to Christ. Seems to work, but it doesn't.
Look at the entirety of scripture and you'll see the false doctrine of hitting little children. Professed believers have a fetish with violence and domination and pervert scripture so they can justify their sin. Don't hold some doctrine, especially one so serious as hurting children who cannot even understand, based on a few isolated passages, especially a few OT passages, and even more especially a few "dark sayings" (proverbs).
However, since your wife is an unbeliever, and if I may use the same application, are you dwelling in the corner of your house? And how may believers with contentious, brawling wives are obeying God and dwelling in the corner of their houses or wilderness? Is this doctrine being taught?
Proverbs 21:9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
See Proverbs 25:24, 21:19
Christopher000 wrote: Hi Officer Brother Saint Elmer...
Maybe they misspell their name. Instead of "hillsong" maybe it's supposed to be "hell song". Unless Levin was being physically disruptive (I don't know,let's say like all of those looters on call that seem to come out of the woodwork) then she should have been left alone. Hillsong must be afraid of the truth that Levin might reveal. Don't they know that God will expose them from the rooftops anyway? Looters and vandals should get punished/arrested,not concerned people.
Justice Kennedy has made law without congressional consent. If we are led too not abide by laws that violate the constitution , then we have to live without reproach. Our witness as Christians has too be with honor. This is why we must do a great deal of soul searching for sin in our own lives and those sins have to be continuously be placed at the cross, in order to be forgiven and grow in God.
Interesting comments, Jim and John. My Aunt in Chicago was at the main library that's in the loop one day. While she was walking by the computer stations, she noticed a man sitting at one of them with porn plastered all over the monitors screen. Being a born again Christian, she was, of course, offended and she said that it was hard porn, to boot. She not only thought that he was breaking library rules, but she was also concerned about the children walking back and forth. Anyway, she went to one of the librarians to report it and the lady said that it happens all the time but freedom of speech prevents them from being able to address/prohibit it. So anyway, this is okay, and even protected, but God seems to be more of an offense, and banned here.
SF from TX wrote: Frank, I agree with your comment.
Since you agree that feminism is not good, then letâ€™s look at a similar sin (not trusting God to do what is right) from a different perspective. What if there was a fellow who lived in an ISIS held territory and he had a wife and children that were totally dependent on him for all of their livelihood. One day ISIS approaches him and tells him that if he doesnâ€™t deny Christ, they will kill him. Now would you say that he should deny Christ because he loves his family and they need him? Or would you say he should do the right thing and trust the Lord to take care of his family. I can understand why he might deny Christ, but I will never condone it. Not one sparrow falls to the ground, etc. I understand the evil of feminism, but theologically it canâ€™t be defended on any level. Theologically anyone that loves anything more than Christ, is not worthy of Him. I would say the wife you are speaking of should do what she thinks the Lord would have her to do and then leave the rest to trusting in Him.
But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publicly exposed to reproach and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated. For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. For, "Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay; but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him." But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls. - Hebrews 10:32-39
Assembly of 2 wrote: Loved your comment... "we're ll priests before God, so you don't need to get any "professional" in to serve it up.
----------- Many of us are 'Israel to our tents' unable to find faithful gospel preachers. Praise God for providing SA.....lots of green pasture to feed upon.
Amen, and in the will of God, let us hope and pray that shortly you will be able to say that your assembly has doubled in size. It's amazing what we can find within a two mile radius of where we are. Maybe another couple looking for good, sound gospel ministry.
After three years of sowing the seed, our little pioneering group is holding its first breaking of bread (for believers) service tomorrow afternoon, before the main (public) evening meeting. How exciting is that?!
Our Father is a jealous God. Rock music is an old lover is you are a follower of Christ.You are his now. Do away with old lovers and there memories.it's tantamount to calling on an old flame just to keep in touch.Rock music is unholy strange fire.Akin to Christian pornography.
Mike wrote: Not much is done with the consent of the people, sometimes done in opposition to what they wish. As for this particular, we might trace it back to when the deceptive term "our children" began to be freely used by politicians.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Sorry, Mike of NY, because the facts to show that. I think in one thread, I was generous to point out that a right wing source - - which could have been right - - said it could be just an accident timing. But of course we all know better, it was just superior Democratic policies. By the way, a happy 4th of July to everyone.
Obama economy has been and continues to be an absolute disaster, highest rate of people out of work force in decades, 93 million and counting. It was under President Jimmy Carter we had the misery index of double digit inflation and double digit interest rates. FDR's policies greatly extended the length of the great depression.