The French prosecutor just made a statement saying it was deliberate. The plane was on autopilot, placed into manual, and then it would have taken 15 different steps to speed up and decend the plane, so it seems the 24yr old pilot did this intentionally.
Heard about this on the news this AM, Jim. Pretty strange. My first thought was the realization that every person on board knew they were going to die. I can't even imagine the panic as they heard the pilot trying to break down the cockpit door and then knowing they were going down.
Thanks Michael. You know, I have had pastors, after service, go, "shhh" to me and pull me to the side when attempting to ask questions about the Roman church, specific doctrine, etc. I got the impression that they thought it would offend should anyone hear me which I thought was odd.
Good comments. John, many, if not most things you you argue for the Roman system are just wrong. I would vet the facts people bring forth. Try to prove them wrong instead of just assuming they're wrong by doing some serious research into what the church actually teaches along with how they have "evolved" over the centuries. Compare their many doctrines, rituals, and dogmas against God's complete Word itself and you will begin to get a much more clear picture. The study of all this can be confusing because there is so much information, contradictions, and double speak, changes, etc, etc,, so the new catecism online would be a good place to get a basic grip on what they teach. From there, you can go deeper into the things they believe and how they evolve with each council and pope, but don't talk much about by investigating the various councils. There are also a couple of very well documented books loaded with references that will provide clarity; cutting through the confusion and "mystery".
Frank Wrote: "...And Christ says, why call Him Lord and not obey Him?"
That's always the key question for me, Frank, to any one person or any religion, etc, that crys, "Lord, Lord", you must do this or that, or thumps you over the head with their bibles, while at the same time, showing no evidence, whatsoever, of the light of Christ within by action or speech. I guess those persons and entities would be considered religious and maybe even pious on the exterior, but empty within.
For me, John, it's because Christianity conflicts with their own religion of utter unbelief, or the choice to simply not believe because it frees them in this life to do and think as they choose. I still find it odd though that they choose to attack as opposed to believing as they will and leaving the rest be. Well, I guess they do in fact leave the rest be, save for bible believing Christians. Interesting, but then again, we are the only ones who stand with the bible and against sin.
To me, there is only one reason to attend any event, in this case, a gay wedding, and that is to support it. Smiling, toasting, and the general celebration of any same sex union should never even be a consideration for any born again Christian. Unfortunately, I have a nephew who chose this lifestyle and he would never receive as much as a card. My wife has lesbian frienda who married and I not only refused to go but had to argue her out of going. Even as a Roman Catholic, she should have been dead set against it all on her own. Just yesterday she went to a weekly brunch different girls throw each week where they were boasting pot brownies and candies. She just doesn't get it at all (or doesn't care) so I appreciate those who continue to pray occasionally. She's just not open to what the bible itself says about lifes rules, etc
Many Romam Catholic get saved, but the caveat is that their eyes are opened from without, not within. God knows His elect and theu hear Him as He calls them to come out from her. Now, for me, "her" can mean any other religion that is not of Him as well, cults, occult, or whatever. To me, the "her" is basically any so called religion, etc which is outside of God's Word, commands, specific doctrines, etc, etc.
Anyone can say anything they want; making anyone believe pretty much anything they want, but...what does the evidence say, and does it back up the claims made. I can insist that I love someone, but if I beat them and emotionally abuse them every day, should that person believe my mere words or or look at the evidence?