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Oh, this is far more insidious than a sibling relationship. This evil mans heart overflowed with his true goal. He said: "If this was the 1950s and you had a jury of 12 men there, which is what you'd invariably have, they would say it's unnatural for a man to be interested in another man or a man being interested in a boy. Those things have gone."
He wants little boys and girls. He's nothing short of a monster. Not a surprise - these types needed to successfully break down marriage between a man and a woman first - which they've done through the homosexual route - and now they want what they were after. There is no bottom to the depth of this kind of sexual depravity.
John UK, the word in question is "chesed" in Hebrew. Look it up because, indeed, one of them is a poorer interpretation than the other. I will not banter back and forth about KJV-only because the God we both serve will guide us into truth through His Spirit. The conversation only brings God down to a humans understanding leaving Him no space but what we prescribe to Him. Again, if He needs me to read only from the KJV I have no doubt He will let me know in no uncertain terms. Until then, He continues to allow me to use those versions which honor Him and do not malign His glory for a shadow of an instance - this case included.
John, I was quoting from the Word of God, actually. I don't exclusively use the "authorized version" for the same reason I do not exclusively sing Psalms. The version I used was Holman Christian Standard Bible, by the way. God has moved mightily in the lives of my husband, myself and our children, revealing Himself through His words from that Book on a multiple-daily basis and caused us to stand in awe of His works toward sinners, such as myself. I do hope you are not suggesting ones relationship is not built on a rock solid foundation if one does not use the KJV. It is between God and the individual and should God be displeased with their Bible selection, I have no doubt He will move in that persons life and bring them to where He wants them. However, instead of praying for my conversion to the KJV, maybe you could ask God to simply give me more grace to run the race I am in! It is what I pray for you and a few others on this board each day. "Now to Him who is able to protect you from stumbling and to make you stand in the presence of His glory, blameless and with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority before all time, now and forever. Amen." (?Jude? ?1?:?24-25? HCSB)
"Mankind, He has told you what is good and what it is the Lord requires of you: to act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God." (?Micah? ?6?:?8?)
"'In the end time there will be scoffers walking according to their own ungodly desires.' These people create divisions and are unbelievers, not having the Spirit." (?Jude? ?1?:?18-19?)
John Y, take note. We should be praying for God to do His will knowing we are in no way better than our fellow man, save the blood of Christ that HE shed for us, the faith HE imparts and the righteousness we receive FROM Him - through no work of our own LEST ANY MAN SHOULD BOAST. Humility in speech is winsome and of great benefit to the kingdom of God. Your words show you to possess neither of those.
Mike and pennned, there are barter systems alive and well in many regions of the country. The problem is you have to be almost paranoid to keep things from drawing a governmental stink-eye. It only takes one busy body to take down a family who sells milk or eggs that aren't up to "government safety standards" (or the same busy body who just doesn't like their neighbor). I've seen it happen. However, where the system thrives, the people do, too! We like to "help our neighbors" and they reciprocate. It seems to keep everyone happy, for now. But, hey, I am also considered "unemployed" because I stay at home, live for my husband, raise our children and keep the household running smoothly (well, at least in theory, hahaha)!
We have lost the ability (and even desire I dare say) to be involved with anyone on a truly personal basis. I have nothing against social media when used properly, but neither am I sure what "used properly" means to others. As a busy wife and mother to five, I have such full days I don't see how women have time to hang around Facebook and get anything else done! I see them as mostly robbers of time - that time is unredeemable!
"Open my eyes so that I may contemplate wonderful things from Your instruction." "Keep me from the way of deceit and graciously give me Your instruction." "Turn my eyes from looking at what is worthless; give me life in Your ways." "I thought about my ways and turned my steps back to Your decrees. I hurried, not hesitating to keep Your commands." "You are good, and You do what is good; teach me Your statutes."
Pe(n to the x)ed, the proverbial "the worlds being flushed down the toilet" scenario... Well, we're done with the bowl and right into the sewer. The slide of humanity into depravity at every level is simply breath taking. We pray that as God gathers His people, those we know and love will be gathered with us! Some days it seems you cannot take a breath without some new crisis, but I take heart in knowing these things are all under the careful, watchful eye of Him who is in complete control. I have never more in my life meant "Give us this day our daily bread... For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever!" as I do now days!
"Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body." (Heb 13:3). I doubt she is out of danger; these terrorist groups are relentless in their pursuit (Isis anyone?). Her family will most assuredly need continued prayers! But God has allowed them to be together - what joy!
Our little guy is all but little and never stay's in one spot! And sometimes he's "played with" too much by the two-year old! We're all well & keeping our noses to the path God's leading us on! Busy, busy season of life - as you we'll know!
pennned - (mornin'!) it would also do people good to notice that the carrieres of our current vaccination are/were a wheat based product. And all the peanut allergies everyone seems to have nowadays? Our newer shots use a peanut derivative! There's a link, not hard to see. We are setting ourselves up for a failure to thrive from birth!
SF - praying all is well with you! Lovin' that "semi-new" baby? All's well with her? When I read this sisters story, however long it's been, I thought of what I would do in her place... May God grant us all the strength to serve Him first and foremost at any and all costs! My loves goes out to you and your family!
Christopher, this busy season in my life has had me refocus all of my attention on home life, as it should be, but I wanted to let ya know we keep you and many others here in our prayers!
This made me nauseous. Remember a long while back an article where a group of satanists wanted to place a statue of a goat-man near the capital building of that state? The statue included two young children, smiling happily at his knee which has always been, symbolically, the place of learning.
The curtain has been pulled back - Christians parents, God is good, holy and righteous! What does a Christian have anything to do with the government education system? I keeping thinking of the verse "It is said: Do not test the Lord your God.â€ť (Luke 4:12 HCSB). God is obviously handing them over to depraved minds; we should be as far from it as humanly possible.
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy by thy name, and by thy name cast out demons, and by thy name do many mighty works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." (Matthew 7:21-23)
GS, a knowledgable sermon "Misconceptions on Headcovering" by a Dr. Richard Bacon here on SA. My husband and I studied 1 Corinth. 11 at length several years ago now and heard every comment why women were not to wear a covering in corporate worship. This sermon helped us sort through this topic using nothing but Scripture and is a great reason why I now were a covering while in church.
You are quite right that if this was talking about actual hair as the covering then any man with a shred of hair on his head is in direct defiance of God's will. Yet, it is true, a woman's hair is given to her as her glory - which is EXACTLY why it is to be covered during corporate worship: it is her outward acknowledgment that she accepts God's hierarchy, the one Eve tried to usurp, and gives God all due respect. It also beautifully functions to let my husband know I respect him and the position God has entrusted to him. "But if anyone wants to argue about this, we have no other custom, nor do the churches of God. (1 Corinth 11:16). This verse simply means that this is the end of the discussion. Paul has spent 16 verses explaining himself and leaves it as the final word. Hope this might help!
Ohhhhh... The story is even MORE interesting, in case someone was wondering:
"the school boardâ€™s official statement. Read carefully:
'The School District policies IGE, IJ, IJA, KEC (available on the school district website) refer to the procedures for the use of novels containing controversial material. The district will take immediate action to revise these policies to include notification that requires parents to accept controversial materials rather than to opt out. Furthermore, the notification will detail more specifically the controversial material.'"
Catch that? "requires parents to accept controversial materials..." At what point does the prey realize it has been caught and is being devoured?
penny, you've said it before and now we see, so very quickly, the fruit of this rotten tree producing exactly what we all expected!
Moreover, WHY do parents send their kids to places where the parent obviously has zero control over what their kids see/read/do?! The parent cows to the school board eventually as if they "just have no other choice". Indoctrination from a government entity - call it what it is.
"Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour. Resist him and be firm in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are being experienced by your fellow believers throughout the world." (1 Peter 5:8-9)