No kidding, you feel disrespected by the world? Praise God, don't complain! Goodness, "taking a page from the LGBT community"? Christ didn't come that businesses would wish you a Merry Christmas. This is so silly.
Pennelope, I would add that Neitzche provided the philosophical underpinnings of Darwin's evolution. Both were on the world stage in latter part of the 19th century. Low and behold, 40-50 years later we would see the biggest and bloodiest wars in history...WWI and WWII.
It's somewhat fascinating to read or hear evolutionists assert creationism does NOT have a place in school. To be sure, evolution is really not a physical science at its core, but rather a philosophical science. It supposedly has not only revealed how we are here, but the why as well; though both assertions are fundamentally flawed. Theses same people still wonder why the world is increasingly volatile.
Do not understand why the coach filed a suit. How does he base such an action scripturally? He should keep praying no matter what. He should know Christ will either make it so that he remain coach or has made it so, through persecution, that he would draw said coach to himself.
Mourner, I really do not follow your point, sorry. Here's an extension of my point: This, and all, church's "theme" should be Christ and the Word, not Star Wars. Yet, if the pastor were to use an illustration, not video, music, or theatrics, from Star Wars that fits into a sermon then it doesn't betray the truth. God owns ALL truth no matter where it is found.
MS, No preisthood order here; don't even own a hooded robe. I cherish Christ on the Lord's Day and on annual holidays. If my offerings are vain, does it matter if it's the Lord's Day or not? The matter rests with the worshipping Christ in truth and spirit, the day is peripheral. I don't celebrate advent because it's December 25th, I celebrate for Christ's sake.
Hey Christopher, good to see on the boards as well. Atheists, in reality, are deniers rather than acknowledgers of the non-existence of God. What they do not realize is they actually validate scripture and the truth by their denial.
SC, I see you're on the annual Saturnalia fox hunt. I know you desire believers to stay the course, but also know there is nothing "pagan" in setting aside a day to celebrate that advent of Emmanuel, God with us in Christ. Cheers!
Wonder what was in the manger? A unicorn surrounded by three upright talking monkey wise men with aliens as Angels. Atheists claim "reason" but have the most fantastic, unreasonable beliefs on cosmology, morality, and life in general.
McCausland, Which words are vital, the king's English or original Greek? What is lost in vernacular IS irrelevant if the person reading does not have the SPIRIT. It is folly to them in this age or any age.
Pencil man, What's the point? Love doesn't CONDEMN; the righteous justice of God does. Love does hate sin but those who are God's enemy are not LOVED by Him, but perish under his holy condemnation in hell. Hence why it is hell and not heaven where the beloved reside.
Pencil man, Love doesn't condemn...justice condemns based on guilt. A man cannot condemn lest he be a judge. Semantics and word choice is peripheral when it comes to God and His word. All peoples everywhere could have a crisp copy of the 1611, but unless they are made alive by the Spirit, the sharper wording will not cut any deeper than the Message or TNIV.
McCausland, Who is it that strikes deep into men's heart the truth of holiness and sin? It is not the vernacular or King's English; it's he the Holy Spirit. Wrangling over which words have a more cutting edge is peripheral.
The Christian community "could vanish completely" unless they are helped by man? These types of articles are ridiculous and devoid of biblical understanding. GOD will determine if He will take HIS people out of the region. If He does then EVERYONE will VANISH from the area, not just Christianity.