Science didn't believe the earth was flat when Columbus sailed. The Greeks discovered the spherical earth through math and the brains God gave them over a thousand years before Columbus. In fact, Columbus sailed to try to prove the earth was smaller than it was, and he died thinking he had, since he thought he reached India. He was actually quite ignorant of both science and the Bible, as it turns out. Especially given his intentional nonevangelization of the natives he came across. He treated them horribly and all because he wouldn't share the gospel, because he knew that would force him to be kind to them.
He should never be exalted as a good man. Any history that presents him as such has been fabricated.
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My goodness, you people, are you so hardhearted that you can't manage to be at least a little happy about the apparent breakthrough? Why is everything always negative with you guys? This is positive news, an example of man obeying God's command to take dominion over the earth, and you have to respond with criticism and negativity. I feel bad for you guys.
Jim, why do you think it's beneficial to create divisions based on race like that? You're starting a fruitless argument rather than celebrating the fact that a conservative black Justice exists in our country, along with a conservative VP-elect. We ought to be praising God for that mercy.
I've always thought The New American was not a very credible source. Always seemed to have heavy conservative bias -- and I'm a conservative! But quoting an article from a satire website which was clearly written satirically is just irresponsible and reprehensible. I'm done with New American.
Walker is right on. I am really sickened to see how much those in the present federal administration (and there allies) exploit the tragic violence and dead that makes the headlines for the purpose of pushing their own agenda. We really don't need that type of thing. It is really sick.
You're right KK. I'm thankful to have a sheriff like David Clarke here in Milwaukee. He's not perfect, but he seems to be doing a good job. I really appreciate that he doesn't condone or fuel the violent racist mentality that some in office do.
@BRF: Amen! We love our enemies and turn the other cheek. I doubt the friar who was killed the other day was thinking, "Oh man, I wish I'd had a gun close by." I think he was probably thinking more along the lines of how he was being martyred for Christ and maybe even that he was loving his enemy by not returning evil for evil and leaving vengeance up to God.
Now, did he likely go to heaven when he died? Was he a true martyr? I don't know. Likely not. But that's in God's hands. Regardless, I think his example and the example of the early church shows us that vengeance is the Lord's. We have no business fighting against those who assail us -- especially if they're assailing us for our faith in Christ. That's God's job.
But wait, I thought Chick-fil-a was homophobic and hateful towards gays... Why would they be doing this? Oh. Maybe because it's possible to disagree with someone without hating them. And it's also possible to show love to those people. Go, Chick-fil-a!
@Moses: Interesting that you would day that, since Scofield was a user of the King James Bible, and yet his famous study Bible was one of the first to popularize compromising positions on Genesis. Reading the King James Bible does not make someone a great Christian with pristine theology. I know many KJV Only proponents with some really messed up theology.
@H. Dickson: Apparently you didn't read the article. Moore didn't say Trump was nasty -- he said that Trump was right in calling him (Moore) nasty, because that's what he is apart from Christ and God's grace. He wasn't saying anything negative toward Trump at all. Please don't slander a man without reading all of the facts.
Very good points. Not trying to make a definitive statement on her spiritual state. I do rejoice if this is truly a new sister rescued from the bondage of Islam. Just pointing out the danger of immediately accepting her as a sister just because she says she is one -- especially given the public spectacle she is and how that type of situation isn't normally conducive to true Christianity.