Seems to me that the theology of election, foreknowledge, etc, sometimes leads people down the "what's the point of prayer path". I think the mindset sometimes becomes, why bother, God already knows who is who and sorted everything out from the foundation of the world. While God knows who is of the elect and who isn't from before time began, I don't believe he drew straws to determine the fate of each man, woman, and child. I believe prayer for the lost plays an enormous role. I don't claim to have the foggiest idea of how it all works, but I do feel that we will be held accountable for, among other things, lacking in prayer for those who don't know Christ through ignorance or willful rejection.
Yeah, although maybe it's one of those laws "antiquated" laws that have been overturned and it could also be a state by state law. I haven't researched it but a state I lived in had it on the books. There was a news segment of obscure laws many years ago and this was one of them, along with still being able to hang a man in Utah, and others I can't remember anymore.
That's right, John. Christ, minus the spiritual aspect is recorded by historians as a man who was alive and well.and associated with the Christian community. Josepheus, among others, have written of him. People are funny spouting such nonscense and what kills me is when people form opinions, fight for or against something, etc, and know nothing about the facts or topics they are spouting off about. They know what they have been told or concocted in their own minds and run with it; arguing and fighting tooth and nail over things they're really clueless about but think they're experts.
Newflash: Clemson University's Muslim, Mormon, Jehovah's witness, Episcopalian, Wiccan, scientologist, football coach and staff have been emphasizing prayer, studies from their holy book, and other religious activities. They even bus players to their local religious meeting place as well.
Response from the Freedom from religion foundation and the general public:
That's right, Phillip. Pretty much any false religion, cult, or anti-god nonscense seems to be welcomed and supported by the world at large. Biblical Christianity, however, the God of the Bible is mocked, the butt of late night jokes, and people are offended at the mere mention of such things. Boy, how times have changed...
Sickening. I would have no problem helping out and taking up arms if I had to if I was down there. Big government and power drunk public "servants" hired and paid by that taxpayers taking control, by force, the people of the United States. They do what they want, take what they want, and break any laws they want because everyone just sat back and let it happen right before their eyes...giving them inch after inch until we're where we are at now, past the point of no return.
â€œI am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven Iâ€™m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven."
Just goes to confirm that there is a widespread good people go to heaven clause in the minds of many. I know it's difficult to imagine the kindly old lady next door who always treated people right being condemned to the lake of fire for eternity, but that's how it is. Even my wife believes thay good people go to Heaven and it's a tragic thing to consider the thoughts of those once they cross over and suddenly realize that there is a God, etc.
I have to say that this has come up in the past, Lady Virtues screen name, that is and I never really understood the issue with it. I've never so much as given a thought as to its meaning and definitely never had any unclean thoughts because of it. Now, I.could see if people were allowed to post pics of themselves laying suggestively across a sofa or something, but the name itself never really made me think of anything whatsoever. LV seems to be a kind woman who loves the Lord, is respectful, never comes at anyone, and always has something informative, uplifting, or offers biblical insight to the topics at hand. I don't know, maybe I'm not seeing something about the name itself that others seem to take issue with at times.
That can be rough, GS. Before going into business for myself, I was managing businesses most of my working life. The last place I ran was Caterpillar in MA. I was in Charge of many teamsters and machinists and what a challenge that was if you're in a different place than them I wasn't a Christian, but I always found foul language, sexual innuendo, crude jokes, storys, etc, offensive. Tough environment, like you, and they'll eat a person alive if they don't stand their ground. Always had to be a little tougher or they would have lost respect and trampled me.
I find it interesting that stating facts would be considered bashing. Sometimes the facts are offensive and there's just too much wrong to really be able to concentrate on anything positive. I think a lot of people pray for the leaders without having to take any polls. The same people and topics come up often enough that it would be redundant to continually state that any specific leader is being prayed for within each comment since it's been said so many times over in the past.
I was so disappointed not to be able to witness this due to overcast skys. Happening again in October though, andthe twice next year, then...not again for like 32 years. I don't know if it signals anything but we are told that there will be signs in the sky. I know people can get carried away though.
No, but we got Warren Wiersby and Irwin Lutzer. Sounds like he would have made a great addition as well. I've never heard this story and think it's interesting how it was seemingly so insignificant, or forgotten, until now. Seems like the most important and uplifting story to me.