Isis should come to he USA and and spend a few weeks visiting, They would then know the great hospitality the American people present to all visitors. Like when one goes to a restaurant, or stays at a motel, or hotel, goes out for entertainment, or drops in at a shopping mall, local grocery store, gets gas at a station.. they the visitors receive great warming treatment. Thousands of Canadians go south each winter and when they return I hear nothing but how great they got treated while visiting or staying in the USA.. Methinks Isis is gonna get a very bad spanking from he American and their Allies. Isis made their bed amd America will prevail and make them get in it.. Hats off and Prayers to America..
PursuitofTruth wrote: Where are the tanks, and planes, and ground support? These people are killing innocent people like this guy, they're beheading American citizens, and now we learn they may have bigger plans such as biological warfare. Why aren't we at war with these guys? We need to fight back before it's to late.
Calling evil good and good evil.. Same as in Canada. No one I know is laughing, there are many though without spiritual knowledge, in both our countries. Keep yourself from this generation of ungodliess, I fear a great storm on the horizon.. Standfast my friend..
Christopher000 wrote: Thanks Barry. What was once a great country has become the laughing stock of the world. Yes, we are still strong and free, but the liberalism and political correctness, among other things, are bringing this country to its knees. Nit to mention the ramoany Godlessness that seems to be fashionable and chic these days.
The flesh belongs to the soul, but the soul does not belong to the flesh. For the lesser belongs to the greater, not the greater to the lesser. But the law of sin - which is sensual pleasure - has become interlaced with the flesh through the fall. Because of this the flesh has been condemned to suffer death, for the purpose of death is to destroy the law of the flesh. Hence the man who knows that because of sin death was introduced, in order to destroy sin, always rejoices in his soul when he sees that, as a result of his many sufferings, the law of sin is withdrawing from his flesh, thus preparing him to reÂceive in the spirit the blessed life that is held in store. For unless in this present life the law of sin, evidenced in the willâ€™s attachment to the flesh, is drained from the flesh as though from some vessel, no one can receive that blessed life.
He who still satisfies the impassioned appetites of the flesh dwells in the land of the Chaldeans as a maker and worshipper of idols. But when he has begun to discern what the situation is and has gained some insight into the mode of life which nature demands, he leaves the land of the Chaldeans and comes to Haran in MesoÂpotamia (cf. Gen. 11:31). By Haran I mean that intermediate state between virtue and vice - a state not yet purified from the delusion of the senses. But if he goes beyond that moderate understanding of goodness which he has attained through the senses, he will hasten towards the blessed land, that is, to the state free from all sin and ignorance which God, who does not lie, manifests to those who love Him, promising to give it to them as a reward for their virtue.
Passion-free knowledge of divine things does not persuade the intellect to scorn material things completely; it is like the passion-free thought of a sensible thing. It is therefore possible to find many men who have much knowledge and yet wallow in the passions of the flesh like pigs in the mire. Through their diligence they temporarily cleanse themselves and attain knowledge, but then they grow negligent. In this they resemble Saul: for Saul was granted the kingdom, but conducted himself unworthily and was driven out with terrible wrath (cf. 1 Sam. 10-15).
The doctrine that sin is passed from parents to children serves to exhort and stir us up to do our uttermost to work grace in our children, and so cure the deadly wound that we have given them, and to preserve them from pershing by that poison and infection that we have conveyed upon them!!!