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This guy is something else. What a joke, and what a joke this country has become to the rest of the world. They have this idea that they can buy the enemies love with compassion, acknowledgement, and financial means. The enemy laughs Inside while shaking hands and cashing checks. They must say amongst themselves, what a bunch of idiots, as they meet to plan their next murderous rampage. I really don't understand the mentality of this administration, or liberals/democrats, etc, in general. I also don't understand how it is that they can do anything and say anything, even turning this country into a police state, and the people just hoot, holler, jump up and down, and clap like it's all a good thing.
The height of political correctness. This country is on the verge of financial ruin and moral collapse and these people want to continue the genocide by bloating it with illegal aliens. I'm all for people coming in through the proper process, but to welcome untold millions upon millions who we know nothing about, who can't speak our language, who will take down the welfare and health systems, and who will make it even more difficult for Americans to find jobs, because it's the human or religious thing to do? We have laws for a reason. People can't just cross over and live off the land for a reason. There is a process for a reason. I can't sneak Into Mexico, for example, anf just start living and working there. I would be arrested and imprisoned, but when we do the same, we are horrible human beings. Along with these masses of illegals come some of the most evil people to ever walk this planet; the Mexican gangs and drug lords who can't wait to set up shop, and the criminals, the worst of the worst who will be given free reign to wreak havoc. American prisons are already bursting with these people. These politicians will give them a big hug, tell them they love them, say "there, there now" as they comfort them and then get shot in the back as soon as it's turned. There
What a disgusting shame it is how the sodomite community has been allowed to rise to power and become such a force to be reckoned with. I compare this particular aspect to Darwin's theory of evolution. He proposed an idea that gave mankind the way out they had been searching for. With evolution came a freedom they never had before. Freedom from accountability, freedom from guilt...freedom to live according to ones own moral and ethical standards. This is how I view the outrageous lie that has become "fact"; the lie that tells the children that they were born this way, God made you that way, be who you were made to be and let the haters hate.
Good for you, John. Just to be clear, the prayer and curiosity was for the witnessing. Glad you were able to sell a painting though. I'm curious about witnessing and wonder if you can give an example of the harsh words and what prompted them.
I'm wondering the same, Mike. Prayed for you yesterday, John, and hope all went well. Is there a high demand in the UK for crayon drawings of stick people holding hands with a rainbow in the background?
Lady Virtue Wrote: "...I will never be convinced that sodomy is not a choice; it is..."
Ditto. What Infuriates me is that the children are being taught this trash as if were undisputed scientific, biologic fact. No ifs, ands, or buts...God made you this way, so embrace it, and anyone who says different is hate filled and ignorant. Boy, oh boy. My Roman Catholic extended family (wifes) all believe this nonscense as do their children who are being brought up in the ways of Rome. Whether or not Rome teaches it as sin, the vast majority of Catholics, according to polls, are embracing the Sodomite plight by condoning their unions, etc. The church says one thing in their writings but nobody hears the truth preached at mass. Nobody hears any preaching about the eternal fate of sodomites or their bodys being ravaged by the lifestyle disease. Nobody calls out the sodomites sitting proudly in the pews to warn them of the hell fire they will wake up in should they die that morning after the mass. Nobody preaches the hard hitting, no holds barred truth because nobody wants to offend. Seemingly, they would rather just let them scream in torments, day and night, without rest, forever and ever. This is not love. This is hatred. This goes for the mega churches and any other wi
"The Vatican leader has met unofficially with a number of evangelicals in recent months including Texas televangelists James Robinson and Kenneth Copeland and other Pentecostal preachers."
The current state of the church is in such disrepair and on a very fast downward spiral. Well, maybe not the true church, but the imposters who give the world the illusion that they are Christ's body. The gross comprimise is really something to witness. This subtle falling away is so crystal clear as God's word becomes blurred, and even antiquated in todays brave new, anything goes, come as you are, God loves everyone, don't hurt anyones feelings, can't risk losing tithes by speaking boldly, we are all brothers and sisters, ecumenical church. A pope being welcomed by any bible only believing, preaching church sends a very wrong message to those who don't know any better and reinforces the claim that Rome is the one true church trying to reclaim it's fragmented flock. Come back home, children, is the message, and Mary's immaculate heart weeps as her children remain seperated. : /
John You Kay Wrote: Penny, I believe there is a great deal of mystery and awe about the salvation of any sinner. It is a most wonderful thing, and not to be lightly spoken of. Some talk as if it were no more than like joining a golf club.
I agree about the golf.club part, John. Being finite beings and restricted to the material, it's all we know, and all we can comprehend. When we say we have been born again, I'm not sure we understand how fantastic that really is or how we have been set apart, to the point that the divide is recognizable in the spirit world. There's something different about us; something that Satan and his angels can see when they pass by. Something that limits their activity and causes rage against God because we are recognized as His own. I always wondered if it is a specific aural color that the saved emit, or maybe the Holy Spirit is visible within, or...guardian angels forever near with swords drawn. Anyway, salvation isn't like getting a trophy or gaining membership to some club, but rather, something so fantastic that we can't possibly do any description justice with our finite minds, or begin to fully comprehend it.
Michael, I jusy noticed the sermon above..."You shall have no other gods". Will give it a listen later. I'm glad.you identify yourself because I have a feeling there are other pastors who comment on the forum but remain anonymous (which is their perogative, of course).
I'm disappointed and surprised by a specific comment to Lurker. Whether in disagreement, or frustration, I feel that comments like that should be reserved for resident wolves, the lost trying to divide, or anyone else making a conscious effort to cause dissention and infect others with their hatred. Not people who are obvious brothers and sisters. People will always disagree. People will always have differing points of view. Some of the answers that we seek and that each camp claims to know will just have to wait until all is revealed. Some will be right, some will be wrong, and all will be surprised at some things that maybe nobody had right.
Oh boy. Before anyone condems me for saying how horrific this is and I should be glad they suffered for Christ, etc, like as what's happened in the past, I'd like to take note of the pain, suffering, and emotional anguish that these people endured. Just imagine being scorned and beaten. Just imagine being told you are going to be crucified alive and the emotional exhaustion as the day approaches and finally arrives. Imagine the human fear as the cell door opens and you're led to the slaughter. You see the cross of wood laying on the ground and you scream in horror as they force you down onto it and secure your hands and legs. Then, fully conscious, hammers begin pounding nails through your flesh as.you scream from pain you never thought possible. The nails are in but the screaming intensifies as the cross is raised and the nails stretch the flesh and bones. Yikes. I always think about what Christ must have endured but I can't really grasp it. These people went to their deaths in triumph; refusing to renounce Christ and I wonder how many would remain that strong in todays church.
Right John...listen. to the previous posters. A.generic invitation to accept Christ at the end of a show and usually directly preceeding a call for donations is really meaningless. Are there genuine conversions? Probably, but these mass alter calls with masses of people believing they are saved after a canned "repeat after me" salvation session are very misleading. Really no different than a Roman Catholic believing they are heaven bound because they were baptized, attend mass, do sacraments, etc. Meaningless. I used to believe that those crowds of people saying the sinners prayer were all saved at that moment and I thought, "wow...how great"" I no longer believe the bulk of any alter calls are genuine conversions, but rather, temporary fleshly responses that are based on superficial, fleeting emotional response. As for Joel Osteen, like so many others, he dances around the hard questions so as not to offend. For example, when asked if sodomy is wrong or will send people to hell, the answer is a simple "no". Mr Osteen will turn a one word answer into several paragraphs, leave the answer open ended, and not include the word "no" in it.
I have watched some pastors on YouTube, well known names, do some very odd things as the focal point of their ministries. Their ministries are focused on exorcisms and in every video I have scanned, they always laugh at, taunt, ridicule, challenge, and threaten the "demons" as they scream their orders for it to come out of the "afflicted". One of them is Bob Larsen, and the others are well known Nigerian pastors. Really crazy to watch some of these. Not only is the arrogance of these "exorcists" astounding, but so are the shows that the "posessed" put on. What I'm getting at is that if people would only read and study their bibles, as opposed to listening to whatever comes from the mouths of men and stop basing God on experience, people like these would be carnival side shows, exposed as wolves, and not be made fabulously wealthy from their snake oil sales. Amazing how man entrusts their eternal spirit to the follys of mere man; believing any crazy thing that falls from the lips of false prophets, healers, psycics, and popes.
I think God simply knows what's going to happen and works all things out to His will. The puzzle pieces are in constant motion as mankind exercises his free will, but God, already knowing what the picture looks like, and knowing where each piece goes, has had them in perfect order from the beginning. Mankind can move them around all it wants, but the end result is all the pieces ending up exactly as God had arranged them to form the picture to begin with.
Penelope, in fairness, US did seperate the two comments with the 2nd half being to Jojo. Dorcas, I'm with you and was thinking orÂ askingÂ before I read your comment. Unless someone mis spoke somewhere and that single comment is being used to judge all others, I haven't seen any hate speech. When I came to the forum, I was a dispensationalist because it's all I knew. When anyone spoke against Israel and the Jews, I was offended and in shock, and sad because I thought they were all (basically) going to see the light much like Saul/Paul did, in a miraculous way. I always felt like they are still God's chosen people today who He has made a promise to; a promise He will fulfill for His namesake, not because they're good or deserve it, and I always thought America was being blessed in part because we were a friend and defense to Israel. Now, I am straddling the fense as I listen to both sides make their points. I do believe that the jews are the church, but I also believe that God will uphold His promise to those born jews for His namesake. Hopefully I'm making sense and not too far off the trail. Bottomline is that I don't claim to know anything for certain.
Hi Dolores, yes...simple, but amazing how they gather around a fire to protect themselves. This made me think about natural instincts from birth, like, say...a spider knowing how to spin a web, a bird building a nest, a beaver building a dam, or a bee building a complicated hive. Made me also think about built in defense mechanisms that the more vulnerable creatures have been given to protect themselves. Like butterflies with patterns on their wings that look like large eyes, a termite that can blow itself up, sacrificing itself to kill invaders, a sea newt that pokes it ribs through its skin to use as spiked weapons, the opossum that plays dead and emits a corpse like smell, and the list goes on an on. Pretty amazing, but all an accident, right? I went to college in WI, and was also in a foster home there and never saw swarms of bugs. Must be localized.
Thanks Mike and SC. I'm.glad.ti be set straight on something...Christian couples having problems just like anyone else. I really never considered that side of it. I always imagined that everyone is always happy, smiling, and not really arguing, etc. Sounds a bit silly, but that's all I ever saw in my minds eye. I guess I want so much to be happy and spend so much time considering regrets; wondering about all the what ifs, that I lost touch with reality a bit. People are people, no matter who they are or what they believe, and will all struggle. The difference is with Christ as head of the household and the focus being on Him, those struggles are handled much different and they tend to strengthen rather than pull apart. "A family that prays together stays together" God is the glue that holds it all together, and is what makes a marraige special.