Jim Lincoln wrote: What a good, sensible answer John U.K. Anyway, too many churches have forgotten The Truth Behind The Church's Purpose, and that's purpose isn't to be an arm of a political party.
Amen to that Brother Jim, just think if the churches in America spent all their time on the gospel. that would be a much bigger impact on culture and society than trying to legislate morality, which NEVER works...
Hey Mike, I don't think I would ever have a problem, I would never move in an organ or anything anyway. If it got loud or traffic became a hassle i could understand it causing a problem. I would never have to go before my city or county commissioners for re-zoning. I guess the jist is, I'm amazed at some of the regulations these cities put down. It would not fly here. atleast not right now anyway.
Christopher000 wrote: I agree that derogatory terms such as "homo", or whatever shouldn't be used when referencing homosexuals, but don't use the word "gay" when referring to them? I am a "so-called Christian" because I might use the term " gay people" and because I use it, I may not truly be saved? Have I unwittingly formed a league with Satan who wants everyone to use his word, "gay"? Semantics and very judgemental, I think. There are several examples below and one more would be Christ calling the woman riding a beast, a whore, and there are others. I guess what really caught my eye and bothers me about this thread is the use of the phrase, "My Jesus says, My Jesus would, My Jesus wouldn't", etc, when arguing a point. This gives me the impression that only one person on the board truly knows Him and the rest haven't a clue and must be enlightened. I'm sure this isn't what's Intended but this is the impression I get when reading how the phrase is used.
Hey Christopher, I have fallen in these traps on SA before, I think that you and Ms. Lisa should try to remember 2 things: 1. It's the internet and people think that gives them a license to be rude since you are not face to face. 2. Many on SA express their opinion as fact!!!
Wow, that sounds confusing. I was in germany for about 6 years, they really control the land there too. We are just a little more rural. Low population. We aren't really that regulated. yes, we typically have small group discussions in our home.
Lisa wrote: Hi Barry. A summary of how we got where we did: I found it distasteful that so called Christians should call gay people gender benders and I tried to suggest that Jesus would not use such derogatory terms when discussing people. It then turned into- god hates sinners and only loves the elect. Or variations along that theme and I was asked to find exact verses that prove that god loves sinners and hates sin. And eventually accused of being a shallow Christian. I hope that brings it just about up to date !!!!
Hello Lisa, I guess I'm shallow too. God did not send his Son just for the Israelite s. He love us enough to send Him for us as well. I don't think we are shallow, I just think we make things so clear!!!
I'm not sure what everyone is talking about on this thread, I read part way down and became exhausted. In Kentucky there is only one company that places children in same sex or homosexual homes. The state will not place adoptable kids in a same sex home for adoption or allow them to be foster parents either. My wife and I are foster parents. We have a 1 and 1/2 year old boy we are probably going to adopt.
John UK wrote: Thanks for that, Christopher. Looks like a meeting in the forest is called for, like John Bunyan and his pilgrims.
Hey John, I don't know where these guys live. In 'my old Kentucky home' I could literally have 20 or 30 people show up and it would be okay. We could meet regularly and it would be legal. I wouldn't have a problem. As a matter of fact, the sheriff of our County may even show up for worship.
Christopher000 wrote: To me, nothing will ever replace an actual book. I prefer them over any electronic means. I like to use bookmarks, I like the smell of the paper, I like to highlight and handwrite notes, etc.
Totally agree Christopher, I consider myself an avid reader. I read between 25 and 40 books a year. One in five are ebooks. I am 54 years old. Maybe it's a young person's thing. I like my ereader, but would rather read a book.
Bartok wrote: I cannot speak for your own country Barry, but in todays "unemployment" times - The guy who is cleaning the fish is a guy with a "useless" degree.
Good point Bartok, come to think of it, we have several men in my factory that have 4 year degrees and are working on the forging line. When ask they tell you they make better money with better benefits than working in their career field.
SJ John, you are sooo right, I am a machinist in my plant and make a comfortable living. I have about 60 hours of college but didn't have the intestinal fortitude to continue!!!
Facts are in Scripture wrote: The Bible 'believes' in young earth creation. God wrote the Bible (KJV Only). The Elect believe the Bible.
Thanks for the answer facts are in scripture, my response to you is, the elect do believe the bible! however, if you are honest you could get 5 of the elect in a room and have them read and interpret a verse out of the bible and get 5 different interpretations. How do you know which one is right? Is it solely based on the one that agrees with your interpretation???
I have a question, if a person believes in their heart, that Jesus is their Savior and he rose from the dead, and sits on the right hand of God his father, but has questions about creation, is he still saved???
I had a wise man tell me once, 'if everyone went to college, who would clean the fish'? I'm not exactly sure what that means, but i do feel colleges do not prepare most for work. And you usually leave with a big bill.
John Yurich USA wrote: How is insane can anybody be to make the statements that you made on your post above? The First Amendment guarantees Freedom of Religion which means that nobody can interfere with how someone practices their religion. And that includes students in public schools and factory workers if they arrive late because they were practicing their religion in the manner that they wished to do on any particular day.
I don't know what you do for a living John Y. however, I can assure you after 21 years of faithful service to my company, if I arrived to work late and told them I was praying, I would be terminated. I would get away with it a few times but they would send me packing! Corporations have no conscience. It's merely business.
Mike wrote: The news says: "Senior Obama administration officials have secretly authorized the interception of communications carried on portions of networks operated by AT&T and other Internet service providers, a practice that might otherwise be illegal under federal wiretapping laws." Just out of curiosity, how does that which is illegal become legal without a change in the law itself? I might suggest it is still illegal until Congress changes the law, not the exec branch secretly skirting it. But that would be the constitutional thing to do, and these antinomians care little about such matters.
I think that Unprofitable Servant is right Mike, "W" pushed thru the 'Patriot Act' and now the government can listen in on communications and internet traffic. It's all for national security.
I think this is a real problem. When you ask they parents will tell you that they don't want their children to miss out on an educational opportunity. I say, have them read a book. Take them to a museum. Let them experience life. This same problem exist with adults. You can have an entire conversation with someone that will not look up from their 'smart' phone. Very frustrating indeed Christopher.
John Yurich USA wrote: Why would Hobby Lobby want to have employees on their payroll when they can use temp workers from temp agencies and only pay however much the temp agencies charge to use their temp workers? Any business that has employees on their payroll instead of using temp workers is nuts.
Are you a temporary employee John Y or do you own a temp agency. You say this every time there is a story relating to employment. I agree Unprofitable Servant, hats off to Hobby Lobby. My wife shops there quite often!