Michael, Standing against evil also includes not pledging ALLEGIANCE to defend sodomy, which is now considered a "national interest". Further, the pledge includes defending against "all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC." By natural inference, Christianity is a "domestic" enemy because it opposes what is now a national interest; mainly homosexuality. Plus, go those who are thinking about serving, they WILL be court martialed. A high ranking chaplain already has as well as enlisted. Resigning is accepting it as "the law of land" and hiding our faith.
SF, I mean GET OUT because their pledge has been compromised and is now in direct violation of God's law and hold on their life. This is similar to eating with unbelievers. It's ok to eat with unbelievers, but, the moment they dedicate the meal to a foreign god then we shall not partake. Now, the constitutional duty in the military is to actively defend homosexuality as part of an enlistment and commission pledge.
As a veteran I would suggest Christians not enlist or become commissioned officers AT ALL. I say this because you MUST pledge allegiance to a Constitution that no longer exists and/or embraces sodomy. We should self exile and allow the destruction to begin; for our COUNTRY of allegiance is NOT America or any other country. I should have known this before, but God has used the infernal actions of the past week to open my eyes. Get off Facebook, resign your commission, ask for a discharge and come ye out and be separate.
Hilarious... These dopes don't realize the style of their statue is the same as Middle Age depictions of Satan meant to mock him...especially with the goat head. This is how the real devil works; by using an article like this to keep your mind off real devilry.
Dingo, Amen. We are citizens of Heaven and should live as such. Let the world try to survive on their shifting sand foundation; but let us remain on the "solid rock". Thanks for your comment, it is refreshing and encouraging.
You are right Christopher, but this tactic will work. The West has emasculated itself and is weak, therefore Eastern forces will present themselves as masculine, on a set course, and championing "traditional" principles. Think aboutRussia, ISIS and other Muslim militants; they are devilish but present a distinction between man and woman, are "religious" and offer an alternative to the West's confused, self-indulgent, and weak posture. Putin looks at Obama and America and laughs because he sees Obama and the Left trying to play the game he has mastered...mass manipulation through controlled propaganda.
Michael, Resting on assurances is not a vice but indicative of faith. But, I do understand your point. There have been incidents or an air with some as coming across as the "frozen chosen" or adhering to the idea of what Alistair Begg described as the "Us four, no more, shut the door" crowd. I guess my prickly Reformed ears perk up when I see blanket statements. Thanks for the clarification.
Michael, Everything is predetermined. How else do you explain Heaven, Hell, Revelations, prophecy, and ALL of existence? Calvinists pray because it is commanded and is part of the predetermined will of God to use the prayers of the saints,as well as their obedient actions and life for the advancement of the kingdom. Your broad brushing Calvinists with lazy judgments doesn't reflect well your profession.
Romans 1 Christopher...Romans 1. This demonic saturation of perversion isn't a clampdown on God, but a curse administered BY God. All these "rainbow" celebrations are the direct result of God not only turning individuals over, but whole cultures to their depravity.
what was censored? Was it language (profanity)? Time for cultural etiquette is long gone. Let us talk forcibly now; open honest debate is needed. We must learn to answer and toughen our emasculated/effeminate hides. I do not mean a barrage of incoherent, profanity-laden babble; but raw expression of thought is healthy. The days of marshmallow, 1950's water downed jibber jabber has been conspicuously shutdown. God is separating the goats from the sheep; chaff from the wheat. Let us reason here and everywhere, not clampdown speech because of personal sensibilities.
For those who read or saw the movie: The scene where Golem takes the ring from Frodo but only has the split second to enjoy it before being engulfed by the fires of Mordor...that's what this country is now. What does it benefit a man to gain the WHOLE world (his precious) but lose his soul?
Brothers and Sisters, God has pulled back his hand from our country. SCOTUS struck down bans on sodomite "marriage". NOW is the time to stand together in Christ. Boldness in the face of certain tribulation is need of our lives starting TODAY! I love you all and pray for your perseverance, hope, joy, and holiness that is found ONLY in Christ.
"All people need to hear the Gospel and even those who are saved need to hear it again, be reminded and remember all that is at stake."
Michael, This is the matter at hand, which I agree with you. Besides the gross error of RCC teaching,everything else you wrote can be, and is, debated. Assumption, either way, Protestant or Catholic, saved or not, can be a problem. I respect your stance on salvation and how crucial it is to all men. We are brothers who desire the redemption of all by, through, and to the glory of Christ.
Michael, As much as the RCC doctrine is wrong, we should not assume this couple is not Christian, or any other "Catholic" for that matter. I say this because of the Reformation. THE church was the Roman Catholic Church. ALL the Reformers were raised "Catholic" and some were monks (Luther for example). To think these people were NOT Christian prior to the Reformation is a misguided stretch. This does not mean the RCC is sound, but means God uses all vessels to quicken His people with his Word. With that said, we should pray for this couple nonetheless and I commend and appreciate that you focus on the REAL issue at hand.
This is not about a flag, it's about a culture unable to come to grips with human depravity and the forgiveness of Christ. What are the two big "issues" of the past week? Guns and a flag, both of which are inanimate objects. The media can't stay on the Christian families forgiving the murderer days after he gunned their loved ones down. That doesn't fit their narrative and honestly escapes their comprehension. Besides, as reports revealed yesterday, the sales of confederate flags were up over 3000% Bear is right, the enemy is very active requiring our fervent prayers, diligence, and living out our faith before a darkening world.
Lie Detector, Are you implying we do NOT have a sin nature and God is not sovereign over souls? Please cite scriptures. How do you reconcile Romans 3, 8, and 9 as well as John 6 with your assertions? Or even Jeremiah 17:9? Augustine, followed by Calvin and others, merely highlighted what was in scripture; mainly, man's utter inability or natural desire to seek, obey, or love God and God's predetermined, sovereign election, through his sufficient and unmerited grace, of his children.
John UK wrote "And what are my American friends doing? Walking about in fear, just like a sparrow is always pecking away at grubs with a keen eye open for predators." This is an absurd statement; culturally induced and stereotyping. Walking in fear? I and many Christians in America FEAR the Lord, but do not TRUST man. I do believe God's graceful protection of your country has developed a presumptuous attitude in you. It's easy to speak of faithful valor and trust when the seas are calm, but what about stormy weather my faithful friend? America has forsaken God's conspicuous grace upon her, therefore it's become a hostile place more and more. I do not think one living in comfort should bind someone living in growing hostility to a standard that is obviously rooted in earthly standards. If you do not "eat meat" (own a gun) that is your preference. But, a man must be convinced in his own conscience to live with or without a gun, either way his faith is confirmed.