Mike wrote: You mean God has never used armed people to defend themselves or to destroy others? We may have to rewrite biblical history.
You are mixing up Old and New Testament history the N/T saints never used arms to defend themselves. In the O/T Israel as a nation was used by God to defend the promise of the coming Christ, if the nation or the line of Juda had been destroyed the promise of Gen 3:15 would have been lost. Now the promise is fulfilled we need not defend the faith in such ways.
As for personal defence the honest answer to 'out of interest' is I don't know how I would defend my family my possessions I would allow to be lost rather than kill somebody there not really that important to me. I have never felt the need for a weapon but being a sinner its possible I could use sinful means to defend loved ones. DV I will never have to find out.
Mike wrote: You mean God has never used armed people to defend themselves or to destroy others? Who knew?
When the apostle Paul faced death for his faith he neither took up arms nor encouraged others to either. We are to live by faith and even die for it rather than cling to this world. Death for the believer is the door way to glory and if God wants to take us by the way of martyrdom that should be considered as a privilege. Set your affections on things above and not below Col 3:1-4.
Some facts for those who have never herd of her. She actually was for the UK remaining in the EU. She failed to control immigration in the home office. Yet she did get rid of a extremist Islamic preacher despite the European courts best efforts. She is also the daughter of a vicar. She voted for gay marriage. She appears to be promoting a more left of centre vision for her government. She is diabetic. And sadly could never have children. She is probably head and shoulders above any other politician in the UK at the moment which sadly shows you how desperate the UK politics situation is. A bit like the USA.
Christopher000 wrote: Thanks BRF, it's always enough for me as well, but that's a different ark. The boat, or barge more accurately, is just an interesting topic. Whether it's ever found or not really doesn't matter because the world would figure a way to dimiss it, most likely.
I would be more concerned what the church would do with the real Noah's Ark. What an amusement park that would give Ken Ham. Not to mention what Rome would do with either arks what idolatry would they invent around them? We don't need either of them. 1 Cor 5:7 For we walk by faith not by sight.
Christopher000 wrote: I've also listened to other ideas on whether or not the ark still even exists.
Rev 11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament
Scripture is good enough for me, whether you take this literally or symbolically all I need to know is that the Ark of the Covenant is in Heaven; even the one Israel had was only a type or picture of Gods presence with His people on earth. We have the reality Jesus Christ.
Jim Lincoln wrote: I don't think any American had an effect on the voting.
Correct Jim it was fear and loathing which effected the result. Fear and loathing of foreigners, of the EU bureaucrats, of the so called establishment. Ultimately of our selves. Our nation is now divided and full of anger an hatred of those who voted the opposite way to our own view. The UK is under judgment possibly ready to tear its self apart. Only God can deliver us from ourselves.
Sadly in the land of the free, Christians are no longer free to speak of their faith. Sounds increasingly like the UK.
On another topic I see 'the greatest' as now found out he was not so great after all. We are all but flesh waiting for the day we too must appear before the great judgement seat. May we not be found to be ashamed of our Lord even if we too have visits from the police for expressing our right to free speech while it lasts.
Dave wrote: Yeah I don't mind answering people's questions, but mostly they never bother even acknowledging you've made the effort to have dialog. Lord bless
I presume this is amid at me so I will respond, first I have better things to do than spend all day on SermonAudio, so I only visit once in a while. Second most of the people of London just like in oz don't even consider a persons faith a reason to vote for or against them. Not living in London and not having a vote there I can only vote for my local candidates, as most of them are just as ungodly as any Muslim I personal find it hard to vote for any. Whether voting is a duty or just a right is another argument its self? The people of London under the Almighty and Sovereign God made their decision and will have to live with it. God raised up this man, may be as a judgement upon London and our nation? But I will not rail against Gods Sovereign will, I might not like it and I might not understand it but I accept that promotion does not come by man, not even democratic voting but by God Psl 75:6-7. But I will pray to the one who is Lord over all for grace to love and serve my God. Even when the Antichrist is revealed that I may remain faithful to my Lord and Saviour.
This man was elected because of his politics and not his false religion. Just like when JFK was elected in the USA back in the sixties. London will not become Islamic because of his election. Some peoples paranoia on these pages over Islam growth shows a complete lack of faith in Jesus Christ. Also as it ever occurred to you that this is all under the sovereign will of the Almighty and that with many an Islamic country being closed to the gospel due to western intervention that God is bringing the mission field to us? or do you think salvation is not for them?
John UK wrote: I was informed last night by some friends who had been to a Creation meeting locally, that in the basement of the British Museum there are some 30,000 human fossils which are kept from public view because they are evidence of the great flood in Noah's day. Anyone else hear about that?
If this is true then somebody should use freedom of information to get the truth out in the public domain.
Lizards on the prowl from underground wrote: Queen Elizabeth is a descendant of the lizzards! She and all if the royal family are of the lizzard blood! Beware of her and her sort! Trump is the only Republican Presidential Candidate who can dispell the Lizzard Overlords and their plans! Take heed!!!
You are what we call in the UK an idiot. I do hope you don't call your self a Christian. Then you would be guilty of telling two lies.
Wayfarer Pilgrim wrote: BRF from UK, Please ignore this man. He's a lame duck president "man child" who just loves thumbing his nose at anyone who isn't enthralled with his " wisdom". His "wisdom" and threats and inaction has left the US and the Middle East in a horrendous mess. The Europe will suffer because of his cut and run policy in the Middle East ( if you break it, you fix it), and his inability to know what to do with Putin or how you support Eastern Europe should give pause on how a nation should not lead. A president does need to come into any country to threaten them economically. Send him back to US, it's where he flourished best in destroying our nation. Our gdp under his leadership in 8 years never cracked 3%, we've been in a recession after Bush and have remained in a 1978 economy ever since.
Don't suppose you would take David Cameron as well would you?
Then Obama turned up and spoilt it all by telling us in the UK we better vote to stay in the EU or else. Does he not know if we do the movement to create a united states of Europe will increase which would be the end of all Monarchies in Europe.Also such a united Europe would be, as much is today anti USA.
Mike N/Y In Luke 11 Christ is responding to a disciples request about prayer :1 and its to disciples Christ says 'if ye being evil, know how to give good gifts' and not the wicked. Our Lord is showing His own people their totally depraved natures.
All that men do even by faith and love for God is stained with sin Isaiah 64:6 'all our righteousness are as filthy rags' before our Holy God.
Proverbs 12:10 teaches us that even the wicked's tender mercies are cruel.
Gen 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that EVERY imagination of the thoughts of his heart was ONLY evil CONTINUALLY. (emphasis mine) Did the men lost at the flood feed their children 'YES' was it viewed by God as good or virtuous 'NO'.
Mike wrote: I'm not so sure about men of velour. It doesn't sound terribly manly. Question. If unbelievers feed their children, is that sin?
Velour was a typo. In the O/T Men of valour are men of faith who fought the Lords battles Joshua 1:14 10:7. we need such men in both church and state today. As for your second point I quote Christ Himself. Luke 11;13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children.
Even the reprobate know what is right and wrong they know there is a God to whom they must give an account for their lives and actions; but their good gifts will not save them. Again Rom 14:23 what is not of faith is sin. So yes even their good works in feeding their children (which they know is right) is before God sinful.
Mike wrote: The question yet again arises, if a non believer speaks the truth, does it become untrue? The rest is filler.
The truth is always the truth just because an unbeliever say it does not make it less true. Now given that Scripture calls all men liars and that what is not of faith is sin Rom 3:4 14:23 the motivation for speaking the truth will always be from a sinful heart and a sinful motive, therefore will always be sinful. What ever we do that is not of faith and for the glory of God is the fruit of our fallen nature even as believers; we must therefore guard our thoughts, words, actions and our voting. As I see it both the UK and USA from a political prospective, I can only think given our politicians we are under Gods judgement and we get the politicians we deserve. Surly we need to cry out for mercy and plead for our God to raise up men of velour to fill the breach.
Jim Lincoln wrote: If people practice these sins -- you boot them out! A Church that is a Christian church will do that, anyway.
I hope you would first call on them to repent and believe in Christ first. Also we should work with those miss guided souls who despite their sin are seeking Christ. Church discipline should always follow Christ's prescribed method in Matt 18:15-20. We do not just jump to excommunication without first seeking in love to bring them to the truth.