Oh my gosh. I read the earlier stiry but had no idea this had been going on fir 16 years. Those poor children who are now so damaged. These pathetic, soulless, weak men and women allowed this abuse, knowing full well it was going on because they didn't want to offend the poor, misunderstood Muslims? This world, and the over the top and very odd world of political correctness is upside down and right side up. Isn't it interesting how they could turn blind eyes to those poor children because none of them were theirs. Reminds me of abortion...who cares about the helpless just as long as it doesn't effect them.
...That has often landed Galantino in hot water, as he has spoken about the need for the church to welcome gays.
He is "apparently referencing married and remarried couples, but it sounds deeper than that given his views. I would add that he is also referencing sodomite couples who are being unfairly, and unkindly treated; being forbidden to partake in the sacrament of the eucharist. Come one...come all as these lies from the pit of hell continue to give false hope and assurance of salvation because if the church has said it, it is so.
I guess what concerns me is that as a born again Christian, and knowing what the mass itself is about and represents, I just couldn't sit there and not feel convicted and repulsed. A couple of weeks ago, a mass was being said for a family friend of my wifes. These masses are indulgences to get the dead out of Purgatory sooner; prayer fir the dead. I explained this to my wife once again and refused to go.
I harbor a hatred for the doctrines, dogmas, and rituals of the Roman machine which have led and are leading multitudes to their destruction because they have placed the fate of their eternal souls in the hands of a mere man and a church. They have entrusted their salvation and final resting place to these; refusing to find out what God Himself has to say. Refusing to open their bibles to investigate these things, and refusing to listen to anyone who speaks out against the fatal heresies and abominations. Nobody here hates Roman Catholics, but rather, the man and church which enslaves them, along with the doctrines and rituals that are straight from the pit of hell. Eyes wide shut. John, quick question...you revere Luther and claim that being filled and led by the Holy Spirit, he was incapable of error. Luther could not have led any reformation if he had not come out of her first. Being led by the Holy Spirit himself to come out, why haven't you followed suit since Luther couldn't be in error?
Looking at it from another angle, maybe the pastors rage was over the assault against God. Maybe it's not so much about the removal of a symbol, but rather, he was fed up with the all around mocking, forbidding to worship freely, and the overall persecution of the church in general. I just feel like there was more to it in his mind and that he wouldn't risk imprisonment for a meaningless piece of wood, but would risk it to take a stand for God, and to express his disgust against those who hate Him. (?)
How have such relatively small groups risen to such enormous strength? They have taken control of the legal system, and seem to have this country running scared. Boy, how far this country has fallen in such a short span of time. The sodomites are skipping around out in the open with their rainbow streamers as they throw glitter, and tell the children it's not a choice, and the athiests are successfully assaulting, mocking, and erasing God from the minds of the next generation. Quite a thing to see.
I think it's crazy how the federal and state governments as well as the public school system have invaded and overtaken parental rights and responsibilities. Parents live in fear of their wayward children having them arrested for disciplining them, children as young as 5yrs in some states are being taught sexual things they are much too young for, and DSS has become as bold, militant, and arrogant as the TSA. I know children need to be protected as well, but government has gone way too far.
"...The terrorists are blamed for 10,000 deaths since 2009."
Boko Haram...a pack of ravenous, murderous demons running wild on planet earth, and all in the name of their moon god who they believe looks upon them with pleasure and who, being Muslim, the church of Rome considers brothers. They don't condone their behavior, of course, but as Muslims, they are heaven bound..."they just have a different way of getting there", according to Pope John Paul and Benedict.
Where are all of those poor school girls they kidnapped? Where are the men and boys they trucked off weeks ago? I would love to see a concerted UN effort to send in special forces to take them all out. Boko Haram, ISIS, Hamas, Nation of Islam, and thr list goes on. They are all Muslims on a murderous rampage the world over and this administration caters to them by sending them our hard earned tax dollars, weapons, builds mosques, and calls it hate speech when anyone speaks out against them. They continue to believe that being friendly and coddling them will earn their friendship and promote peace.
John, you work very hard to point out the good piece of fruit that you found on an otherwise rotten tree, but seem to ignore that every other piece of fruit is rotted. Before jumping for joy over finding that one good piece of fruit, I would stop to wonder why every other piece has gone sour. Even though it looks perfectly fresh and good for eating, I would think that something just doesn't seem right as I ponder the general state of the rest of the tree and its fruit.
I've come to realize that John knows what's wrong with the church of Rome for the most part, but is unaware of many other false doctrines they teach at the same time. John ignores those things that he is aware are wrong and pretends they are not happening, but theproblem is that the mass itself is an abomination and slap in the face of Christ. Church doctrine states that His once and for all sacrifice was not sufficiet to cover all future sin and they pronounce eternal curses if one believes otherwise. These resacrifices are literal, hence transubstantiation, and worship of the host, after a priest orders Christ out from Heaven and into a wafer. Embracing Christ is much more than reciting some words and telling people your saved. Evidence speaks to the truth of any words uttered. I can tell people I'm a pro snowboarder, but if I can't even stay up going down a bunny hill, then I'm fooling myself and the lack of evidence exposes me.
Ladybug Wrote: What we can't see are the motives of those who may do some decent 'works', for example, those who give to charities then boast of their giving and how much they contributed. Such boasting cancels out the good work, for they took credit and gave no glory to God.
Great real world comment about ulterior motives. While there are genuinly "good" people out there, most either give to get something, give to be seen, or give in order to tell others they are doing so. "...Let not left hand know what your right hand does." Only God knows the heart. He and His angels are always watching and it's Him we should be concerned about, not the meaningless, temporary accolades of of man. Reminds me of all those in the end who say but we did this, we did that, as He says, "I never knew you". Freightening words.
"A saved individual can never be wrong because they are guided by the Holy Spirit in everything they do."
A very dangerous ideology and form of logic to live by. Anyone can claim to be born again and lead many down very dangerous roads which is exactly what we see happening today. God told me this, God told me that, and even though these.new.revelations don't line.up with God's Word, people follow blindly because the person is allegedly born again and can't be.wrong or deceived. When a person is proved wrong, it's easy.to say they were never saved.to begin with in order to hold onto that logic. Man is fallible and is prone to error and apostacy. Consider the question asked about Luthers hatred of the Jews when considering that, being guided by the Holy Spirit, he was incapable of error. Also consider other areas that Luther retained which were fully unbiblical.
Mike Wrote: "...Benghazi was a spontaneous reaction to a video? And kept saying it until it became ridiculous to do so."
I still think about how ridiculous this was and how this president worked those who can't think for themselves into a frenzy. I remember how he sympathized and felt such deep regret as he apogized to all Muslims for the horrible thing that was done. Thing is, that video was only one of countless others on the internet of the same sort, but for some reason, that one was singled out as an excuse for murder and mayhem. The fact that this president came out swinging once again scolding America before the world and apologizing for our awful, unloving acts against those sworn to hate and murder us was ridiculous. Don't you dare, says Mr OBama, ever insult Muhammed or the moon god, but go ahead and mock and ridicule Christ untilyour hearts content. No problem, just leave Islam alone, or else.
Thanks for the explanations below. When I start to wonder if I'm truly saved, and wonder what it is that sets me apart on a tangible level, I consider the differences between myself and those I know are lost, and self loathing comes to mind as one evidence. I try hard not to sin, not that that saves anyone, and I beat myself up when I do. When I entertain unloving thoughts, for example, it bothers me. On the rare occasion my wife forces a foul word out of me in anger, I cringe inside and ask forgiveness immediately. When I feel my blood pressure rising and want to punch someone like I would have in the past, I now realize how wrong it is and get control of myself as I force myself to pray for the person instead. I guess what I'm getting at is that even though I always knew these things were wrong, these things now bother me because they bother Christ, and since He is my commander in chief, I try hard to live, act, and think as He commands. Again, trying not to sin saves nobody, but I feel that my new outlook on sin is an evidence of a genuine conversion.
I'm a bit of a technology geek, but when it comes to reading, although I have tablets and smartphones, for me, nothing will replace a good 'ole book. I like the feel, the smell of the paper, being able.to use a bookmark or fold a corner, write hand written notes, highlight, and being able to open it and start reading without having to wait for it to power on or be concerned about the light turning off. I love technology but feel it has really dumbed us down at the same time. On a side note, I always wonder what effect the enormous amount of radio and microwaves vibrating through the air these days has on our brains since they are powered by electricity.
Another angry, flippant act from probably the most pompous, arrogant American president in history. I refer to him as the my way or the highway president who has taken the power of his position to the level of dictatorship. He seems to feel that as commander in chief, he is above the laws of the land and answers to nobody...even the very people who pay him; we the taxpayers. He and his wife are clearly racially biased, terrorist friendly, and it's evident that he doesn't have this countrys best interest at heart. His college writings prove him a socialist and marxist, his racially motivated, one sided scolding has exposed his biased mindset, his arrogant refusal to prove his birthplace, and his complete and utter lack of leadership abilities and fiscal irresponsibility have plunged this country into financial ruin and made us the laughing stock of the world as the demand for over the top political correctness has even our sworn enemies scratching their dirty heads. This man is a one man wreaking machine who has become much worse knowing his time is short.