Frank thank you for your response in regards to the scriptures, there is opportunity now to engage in discussion. Know were in the new testament is the individual believer given any right to use violence even as self defence to the point of casting somebody into hell. Rom12:19 the one you did not address. That belongs to the civil government on earth, Rom13 in matters of war and justice. Of course protecting your family is right But Killing ? we are to leave that to those who God as given the authority to. One of the great evils in the UK is that government will not enact justice towards murders. But I still maintain the Christian is to accept even what we fell are great personal pains and struggles as the will of God even unto death believing that even in them God works good to those who love Him Rom8:28.
Frank do you think that a witch should be put to death Exd22:18 what about idolaters :20 ? Exd22 does not give you the right to shoot anybody. Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the LORD Rom12:19 Or don't you trust the just God to do right? Know body seams willing to engage with the scriptures I post. Why is that as soon as the word of God requires some kind of suffering people always resort to human emotionalism and forget the real hard requirements Christ calls us to which includes suffering wrong for his sake.
John UK wrote: Surely Labour could not get back in again, after all the mess they made last time? But yes, with few people understanding politics and economics, they might think life under Labour would be more rosy. At least the Tories are not promising an easing of taxation, but more of the same belt-tightening. Landslide for UKIP?
Sorry John I doubt it, can't vote for my local UKIP candidate because he is an idiot.
I'm still eternally ranting so Clam down stop shouting and use lower case letters. So Christ is wrong Paul is wrong scripture is wrong and your right. You still don't address scriptures given. There is a difference between resisting evil by violence and standing for Christ in a godless world and being ready to die for ones faith and the One who gave his life for his church. The kingdom of God is not built by using carnal weapons but by prayer & preaching Gods word. These are the only weapons we have been given. I would quote you 2Cor10:3-6 or Rom12:19 but then you think Paul is wrong so there is no point.
Both Catholics and Protestants take different things from Augustine of Hippo (I don't care much for the term St) He held wide views not all believed and held by either Rome or Protestants. Calvinism is better called Augustinianism Like many of his day he was prone allegorise the parables, but this is plain wrong because the difference between parables and allegorise is parables have one point to make but allegorise (Pilgrims progress) have many different images and meanings. Christ taught in Parables not allegories.
I'm Eternally saying So A better moniker would be I'm Eternally Ranting So I aske you the same question I asked Cody Was Christ wrong in Matt5:39 Was Paul wrong in Rom12:17 & Phil1:29 ? But here is Christ again to Peter Matt26:52 put up again your sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish by the sword. Then there is Rev13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Christ would take your Gun not me. I don't have one nor need one or want one. Your anger is not with me but Christ and his scriptures demands for Gods people to live by faith even if it costs us our lives.
John UK wrote: "The worldâ€™s central banks have a problem." Never mind the banks having a problem. What concerns me is when the unregenerate whizzos who have the account details of hundreds of millions of ordinary people decide to start syphoning off.
John if labour get in next week it might have start sooner than we think. Our nations love affair with the welfare state as been slowly bankrupting the UK for decades.
Cody wrote: Marching isn't gonna do them any good all Isis has to do is throw grenades and suicide bombers they need to take action and fight back . Its the only way to beat them is to fight back
Cody was Christ wrong when he teaches his people Matt5:39 But I say unto you, that ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. Also is Paul wrong to teach Rom 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Also Phil 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake. Suffering is part and parcel of the faith, but we in the west only want to talk about being saved when there is far more to the faith than salvation. There is also how we live our faith out in this world of sin. Which includes suffering.
I know you like to repeat yourself Jim but this is ridiculous. On a more serious point I have for a long time thought Hinduism to be more dangerous than Islam, because of its idea on meditation. Some of which as found its way into Christian churches. The idea of empting our mind and letting God fill it is not Biblical or spiritual. We can become to occupied with violent Islam while neglecting the spiritual corruption of Hinduism.
There already is a faithful Anglican church in the UK, called 'The church of England continuing' They separated from Canterbury when it first introduced women priests. Those who remained in the established church should join them and not seek to form an another church.
Guarell wrote: Aren't we going to have World War Three before we all become buddies? Russia and China are both building up there military forces. Must be a reason for that. Mean while countries like the UK are decreasing their defence budgets and cannot afford todays expensive military technology. Even the US is reducing the budget.
It could be war it could be economic collapse, something will trigger the nations uniting under antichrist. What is happening in the world right now is all leading up to it. Our calling is to preach the good news of the gospel while we have the freedom and liberty to do so. The time will come when the world around us fills up the cup of Gods wrath against them selves. So lets preach the word, trusting in Christ that ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THEM THAT LOVE GOD ROM8:28
Yes John but also a time for humility because we will only be able to stand fast by a true work of the Holy Spirit with in us. Many will fall a away, thinking they are going to be raptured out of it. When they finally realise they won't their love will grow cold. Those who think they are waiting for a Christianised world will be sadly disappointed. But the victory is and always be in Christ what ever may come upon us, good or evil. May God be gracious to a sinner like me that I may stand firm.
One of the signs of the end times is the formation of the one world government under the antichrist, along with the UN and EU we see the growing coming together of the nations along side the growth of ant Christian society which grows daily all around us Psl2 But we are to look up with eyes of faith and see the coming victorious Saviour Jesus Christ.
President Obama never forgave the British for our treatment of his grand father in Kenya back in the fifties. Anger which he as carried with him into office and transferred to white American Christianity. To him both groups are one and the same.
John UK wrote: Islam's god is so nasty a destroyer, they should call him Abaddon. I'm glad that Jehovah is a wonderful God, longsuffering and willing to save all that repent, even arsonists who kill people.
How true John we must always remember we were once opposed to God and that even the Apostle Paul was a persecutor and destroyer of Gods people. How wonderful is the grace of God which saved me and turned me from an enemy of God to being made acceptable in the beloved Jesus Christ.