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While such interference by the state may indeed be inappropriate, I believe it is unwise for men to hold onto leadership in advanced age without having a younger successor being prepared to take over. The personality cult has infected and ruined many churches when the prominent pastor finally retires or leaves.
Worked for Paul ... 25Â But when they had stretched him out for the whips, Paul said to the centurion who was standing by, âIs it lawful for you to flog a man who is a Roman citizen and uncondemned?â 26Â When the centurion heard this, he went to the tribune and said to him, âWhat are you about to do? For this man is a Roman citizen.â (Acts 22:25,26)
Christian wrote: Christians keep the Sabbath, which was fulfilled in Christ, by resting in Him from their works to gain God's favor. Every day is holy unto the Lord; every day is the Lord's Day. We must live every day as living sacrifices, offering ourselves up to the Lord as His vessels to do His will. If we exalt one day over others, it's easy to lose sight of that calling.
Climate change I can believe in: "Behold, he is coming with the CLOUDS, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen. " - Revelation 1:7
UPDATE: It was at least somewhat encouraging to see that Wheaton subsequently suspended this professor and put her on administrative leave http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2015/december/wheaton-college-hijab-professor-same-god-larycia-hawkins.html
Franklin Graham also posted a scathing rebuke on this in Facebook.
This is the kind of "endorsing" behavior that is condemned in 2 John 10,11 "If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works." If "receiving" and "greeting" are warned against by scripture, in the sense of showing acceptance, how much more, adopting their custom in the sense of "solidarity". Sorry to see Wheaton going down this road.
pencil man wrote: Robert E. Lee's Christian Character: Weaver on SA Undoubtedly General Robert E. Lee was one of the greatest and godliest men that has ever lived. This message demonstrates his Christian character in every avenue of his life. His application of the Word of God to money, compassion, justice, and every day life is exemplary in every aspect. May God be pleased to raise up men like unto him.
I think John's point is that unemployment in and of itself isn't anymore a catalyst to sin than anything else. The Pope, Obama and other socialists pretend that jobs are entitlements. Sin is a natural condition for the natural man but is not excusable. Believers will not continue in sin as (the Bible's) John says in his epistles.
Paul's instruction regarding women's speech and teaching in 1 Cor 14 and 1 Tim 2 are applicable directly to Christian women, believing women. However, if the quotations in this article are true, Paul's admonitions about wolves in sheep's clothing, and those who bring another gospel (Galatians) are more appropriate.
This is a very sad report. The new president at Calvin discusses his struggle with how to minister to the 'Christian' homosexual and lesbian students there without hurting their feelings, to which one astute commenter, with whom I fully agree wrote, "USUALLY, BUT NOT ALWAYS, when someone says they are "struggling" with something that something is winning the struggle. I thought of this when I read President LeRoy on the homosexual issue. And I wondered... Let's say there was a group at Calvin College and it was known that they were unrepentant murderers. Would President LeRoy say "they are Christians," that they are trying to figure out what being murderers means, how "Christian" murderers should live, blah, blah, blah? Would he meet with them? And would it break his heart and would he worry about their "feelings" to have to tell them murder was wrong, and a sin and they must repent of that sin? " This college desperately needs to change its name - "Ichabod" seems most fitting.
What "some other Christians" say, is irrelevant, when Scripture says otherwise, i.e. "Do unto others ..." (Mt.7:12), "rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man" (Eph.6:7). 1Pet. 2:19-21 referring to suffering for doing what's right is especially relevant. The shop owners did the right thing.
John Yurich USA wrote: You stated that a Christian florist, photographer or baker would not provide wilted flowers, leave the lens cap on the camera or bake a cake that tastes awful for a homosexual wedding? Well where do you think I got that idea from? I got from some other Christians who stated on comments on another website the same thing I stated.
God's word on the environment is to subdue the earth and have dominion over it (Gen. 1:28) and not to worship it (Rom. 1:25). Current day environmentalism appears to be more a guise for worshiping the creature rather than the Creator.
"For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, ... Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, ... And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done."