jpw, you are more correct than you know! We have good missionary friends there and the medical issues they are dealing with are straight out of the radiation treatment SOP's. The government in their local has told them it is just a "genetic regional problem" - except they never had these issues before the fall out. They are used to the wild propaganda but have said this time it is beyond absurd!
Not to focus on doom and gloom - this really shouldn't be a shocker to Cristians purely based on mans depravity. The wicked continue to grow more wicked and we should only expect that!
But he who endures to the end and runs the race before them, and when they've done all, to stand - shouldn't we bend our attitudes towards Christ's mind? That is, if we look at this through the lens of Heaven, do we see the doom and gloom only or can we finally begin to see the soon coming of our Hope? We all know it won't get better on Earth. But let's be honest and face it head on, remembering the government is upon Christ's shoulder, not this evil, wicked corrupt government we look at now.
You're right "no name", there will be no outcry that we can hear. However, I happen to know for a fact, that in heaven, from under the throne there is a continual outcry from the saints who have gone before us. I suspect their voices along with those of us aware of where the USA is most inevitably headed ARE being heard. As followers of Christ we have the great comforter in times of distress - who will they have?
Christopher, in the lady's defense, we ARE conceived in sin and born in sin (Psl 51:5). When your six month old looks at you and screams when you take a toy, we recognize it as normal behavior and have to teach them, in loving kindness, the correct way to behave.
If we are to bring our children up in "the fear and admonition of The Lord" (Deut 6:7) shouldn't we bear in mind a truthful understanding of their nature? Otherwise we are treating the symptoms and not the illness. Recognizing who your children are (read through Proverbs and Psalms to find out what our nature by birth is) is the most loving thing a parent can do! Then you can prayerfully and lovingly instruct them. When they display foolish childish behavior, you can know where to correct; it's the only way to reap that harvest of righteousness (Heb 12:11). I don't believe this lady was in any way being demonstrative towards her children; rather she recognizes their need for God; she can always point them to Him, no psychobabble necessary!
That's just my take on where she was coming from I think...!
Dorcas, you have no idea how big the smile on my face is as that entire Psalm was the Psalm my grandpa spoke over and over!! I have had two other occasions to remember this and the peace and unspeakable joy it gives is just that, unspeakable! God is so good!
I guess one might ask if God is ruler over your life the the second of conception through the exhaled last breath or is there some point at which man can/should control it?
We watched my grandfather die a long, excruciating death. Through it all, he continued to remind us that God is God over everything, beginning to end, and we have no business meddling in His affairs, as such. Job and David both spent time lamenting their birth and wishing for death; yet they dared not take their life knowing it was not theirs to take regardless of the circumstances - and they had really good circumstances!!
The door to eugenics is open and the slippery slope slipped upon. God help us when we are "too old to be productive members of society".
"Under attack"? They rolled over and floated to the top of the tank a long time ago. I'm with Angela. Why do God-fearing parents put their children in a situation where their day is surrounded by that which is in clear opposition to the Bible? So they can be a light to the world? Oh please, they're babies yet. Protect them by bringing them up first in the fear and admonition of The Lord. While God will never miss an opportunity to teach them, Satan will never miss an opportunity to teach your kids either.
I guess I'm missing something... She knew she was going in to model for Victory Secret. Did she not understand WHAT she would be modeling? And for whom? And how the photo shoot would work? And after TWO years of this she quit? Don't get me wrong, I am happy she has removed herself from the industry; however, it seems like there should be more to the story.
So, if Myriad owns a particular gene patent and I am born with that gene, then they own a piece of me! And what if they wish to have this piece? Or wish to do something with it? I hope we can all connect the lines between this and its ramifications regarding abortion, eugenics and insurance coverage. Gives a whole new meaning to "You wanna a piece of me?!"
Finding from the article: "Cursing can be valuable, relieving us of pain (think hammer on finger) or helping us bond with others (like workers complaining about their managers)."
So the cat's finally out of the bag! You DON'T have to practice self control in difficult situations and it really is okay to join in with others in unwholesome speech! And all this time I thought that blue haze over the city was smog... What a load of- what?! The article SAID it was ok! All the more reason to season our speech with grace, taming the tongue, and practicing self control.
No foul language is to come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29
We live in Podunk, NoWhere out west. We have two grocery stores and would have to drive over an hour and a half to shop anywhere else. One chain stories is openly supportive and friendly to the LGBT community - a set of friends refused to this shop there. Their call.
However, when the second store turned over the store management position to a ravenously gay man, they got their panties in a twist! Now what?!
Like Scott said, how far do you take this? My husband and I will not purposely support any group that is against Christ's laws. But we pay property taxes - funding abortions... This is a slippery slope since whomever we hand money to is a sinner and who may be unrepentant.