s c wrote: . Again,Paul would not have gone to a coliseum and come out alive as a Christian. Knowing about athletics and partaking of them are quite distinct.
you do know the coliseum was Roman and the games were Greek, Paul said nothing about what happened in the coliseum.
more research to help you out
Why is it permitted to drink wine on Passover when it is fermented with yeast? Isn't yeast forbidden on Passover?
Of the hundreds of species of yeast, the Passover prohibition only applies to yeast which is a product of one of the following five grains: wheat, barley, oat, spelt, or rye. Yeast which is the product of grapes, or its sugars, is not considered chametz (leavened food)
Being an Aussie, we were born at the altar of sport, it is our idol, we treat our sports stars like gods and we bow before them, in praise and worship we adore them. From my youth I was a god until the real God, Jesus Christ of Nazareth humbled me and showed me I was only dust in the wind. Sport is not sin, but it can become and be a snare and a strong hold, very deceptive.
1Co 13:11Â ??Â When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
Dave from oz if you really want to quit the smoking, give me your email and all I can do is share my journey of getting set free after 20yrs., the hard part will be yours.. walking it out.
hope...all things are possible through Him that loves us.
Well I reckon, and I watch football, have a favorite team and fairly passionate about it, biblically there's absolutely no justification for this, it's wrong.. l noticed that the longer my walk with Christ the more worldly ways shed away from the man I was. Smoking is a lasting bondage I struggle with, actually I fail miserably with. I gotta agree with sc and BmC. Lord bless[/QUOTE]
Hugh, they'd be unsaved masses on the wide path. Female preaching, homosexual marriage, more accepting of Islam, rcc, c.o.e. , jw, Mormon. They divorce and remarry,turn a Blind eye to defacto relations, political correctness. Basically anti what Christ taught cults.
Bro Christopher it sounds cold, from Mike's report.God bless mate. :-). Bro John . Psalm 121 and 1cor, 14:13/14 was the basis for our worship this morning, only short one today couple of hours, then broke bread, and prayed for all you guy's . Lord bless, hope you all awake to God blessed day. :-) Ms, will listen to Don's sermon this arvo as part of fellowship.
Just to bring to your attention that regretfully, your personal remarks, and the on going reaction of others here, show that those resented, and often denied the right to their own 'opinion', are those standing for conservative positions.
Please, in case it has been missed, the difference between opinion and conviction has been provided somewhere else.
Regarding guilt, the mechanism in the Christian is in place: "For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things." 1Jo 3:20 Sometimes consciences touched/affected, might react in self defence for no apparent reason.
Matthew 23:27 â€œWoe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people's bones and all uncleanness. 28 So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.---ESV
By the way that last URL I put up had a comment about the overpaid Mr. Driscoll.
The appointment of a new Supreme Court justice by someone like Obama will make people think twice about voting for one of those 'mainline' mainstream candidates, who would appoint someone who would get along with both parties. The Senate still has the power to reject the President's appointment. I wonder if there is a time limit for it to happen, because Obama was thinking he wanted Hillary to appoint him as a Supreme Court justice (but on the other hand, that would require real work-time and thought---something he hasn't developed a taste for, preferring the golf course and long vacations instead).
Most profound comment from Shane about socks. That's why it's best to wear socks of the same color--black or dark blue--so that if you lose one, you can use another one and no one will notice. But if get all these fancy ones with patterns and different colors, then you will have a problem. But you might try wearing mismatched socks and see if they send you home from work to change them. I don't think they will, as long as you are not operating heavy machinery--then it might be too much a distraction and cause an accident. You can never be too careful when it comes to socks!