Good morning bro. You know you are called Saint Christopher in heaven.
I hope you're right, John. I sure never feel like a Saint Christopher here on planet earth. More like a steaming pile of refuse at a landfill...ha-ha. : /
Your little story reminds me of my "theory" that God calls everyone; giving everyone a chance to come to Him in one way or another throughout life. This "theory" also leads me to believe that those who die young, not having time on their side to come to Him, would have never come to Him anyway. This is how I reconcile an 80yr who is allowed to live a full, wicked life, but turns their life over, finally, to Him, very late in life, and the 19yr old who dies of a drug overdose, or whatever. Theory may be a wrong word.
Hi Dolores, I'm not sure what I said that you disagreed with...the part about your being kind and sensitive? Ha-ha...just kidding. The reason I say some things is because I like to give people a birds eye view of what others see; things that we, ourselves are often blind to. A benefit I would love to receive in life at times fir my own learning. There have been several times I wanted to jump into a conversation, not necessarily because I thought you were right, but because I didn't like the tone of it. I don't do it as much as I used to, and I used to do it a lot, because I don't know if it's my business at times. I respond to you because I relate to you on the sensitivity scale...I take things personally, and I say what's on my mind. Not as much or as strongly as I used to but that's only to preserve my sanity and keep the anger at bay. I used to go off, I have had many come against me, and I used to fume; smoke coming out of my ears and all, so I'd disappear for a couple of days to re-group. I'm a bit more selective with my comments these days as a proactive measure to keep from blowing my top and saying things I regret.
Who is looking at the actual evidence? Who is looking at the fact that the thug rushed the cop? Who is looking at the fact that contact was made with the cop? Who is looking at the fact that the lying witnesses were busted in their lies? Not one of these mindless bafoons cares about the evidence as they turn this guy into some racially motivated martyr. Where are they as all of the murdered white men, women, and children cry out from the grave? 5his isn't about black or white, purple or green...it's about a no good, criminal thug, whose parents refused to discipline; allowing him to turn into the monster he was; a monster who met his death thinking he was invincible. Racism...what a joke.
John You Kay...hello! I agree about the uniqueness of vinyl and have been thinking lately of searching fir an old school player. Personally, I like the scratchy imperfections. Maybe it reminds me of simpler times. I have loads of records I got from my wifes grandfather. 33's, 45's,78's, and some odd sized ones that are very thick...must be pretty old. Anyway, 8-tracks and cassettes are superior to digital, John? Don't think so...ha-ha. Technology doesn't degenerate, it improves, although we all have our preferences.
"...published the book "Bible, Gender, Sexuality," advocating a re-examination of what Scripture says about same-sex relationships. His son came out at age 18."
I understand that kids griw up much faser now, being exposed to things we never were, etc, but I never thought about sex, or gender, much less, at age 12. I still think this is unusual and wonder if there was more to it...like molestation that the child was exposed to. What an awful situatuon and outcome, and not only with the child, but the parents and supporters who have taken the low road; comprimising God's clear Word because their child went astray. I can't imagine the grief of a parent who loses a child, but ai know myself well enough that God's. Word would remain the same yesterday, today, and forever, no matter what.
Frank Wrote: "Yes Chris and it was illegal in many states when I was growing up, including Florida where I live. And I don't recall reading in my bible where God changed His mind on it."
Seems a growing number of pastors on down feel He has changed His mind or that suddenly, portions of the bible were for another time once they find out a son or daughter has caved to the sodomite lifestyle. Up to the point of finding out, hell fire is preached as sodomy is condemned from the pulpit until a son or daughter confesses, and then, all of a sudden, God would never condemn their loved ones, so they go to work back tracking and justifying clear, fatal sin; deceiving many at the same time.
Sorry Elmer...meant to get back to you a couple days ago. Listened to husbands/wives and haven't finished called to be saints. Thanks, appreciate it. Yielding isn't a word in my wifes vocabulary and a concept she would get a good laugh over. Hopefully one day she will come to know Christ and be changed to the point we can actually have conversations in these sorts of topics. She is Roman Catholic but fully in the world; not being bothered by sin because baptism and weekly mass attendance, along with Purgatory assure her entrance into Heaven...eventually.
John UK from Wales writes: Wow, that got the devil mad
Yep. Satan is alive and very well on planet earth. He has really stepped it up a notch after finally being able to open some doors he worked so hard and long to open. Now that they're open, the damage being done is great, we ven the comprimise of His Word by so called Christians as well as church leaders caving in to preach acceptance and tolerance as they learn their sons and daughters have fallen to sodomite lifestyles. Suddenly the rules have changed because God would never send their loved ones to eternal destruction so they begin preaching a new gospel which misleads many...
Randy writes: We need to coin a new term for these protesters. "Heterophobic" seems good
Good one, Randy. Seems to be the way the world is going. I wouldn't be too surprised if in the future, sodomites would look at others in disbelief if they claimed they were not homo/bi-sexual. I think the infection is going to get worse and worse.
Also, I hope your skin gets a bit thicker and you stick around because I like your down to earth honesty. Using Billy Grahm as an example, my conversation would consist of questions as to why people feel this way or that way, ask for the evidence and go from there as opposed to defending blindly and vehemently. I was pretty shocked over the BG comments as well in the past. I thought he was the Christian of Christians so imagine my own shock and dismay when others railed against him. I understand why now because he preaches many ways to Heaven which is a big deal, but I don't claim to know how God is working within him, his destiny, etc. There will always be one or two who should word things differently, but I view the people here as a whole and wouldn't allow one or two to spoil an otherwise good batch of people who care. Even that one or two I think are just passionate and maybe don't realize how harsh they may be coming across.
Hi Dolores, I know that you are a kind, sensitive lady. Too sensitive at times but I used to be the same way, and still am to a degree. I take things very personally. When I came to the forum, I thought I had pretty much everything right and would fit right in. Boy, was I wrong. I took a while to soften up; realizing that I needed to listen, research, and then decide if I was really correct afterall. When I always believed or was taught one thing and everyone "ganged" up on me, I was really offended and in disbelief that they did didn't all believe, etc, the same. I was very defensive, but after some time, I opened up a crack and began listening.and researching. I came to realize I was wrong on some things, but I'm still in the minority on others. I decided to leave those particular topic alone because they never go well and they don't concern ones salvation. I think Lurker said something about agreeing to disagree and that's good advice when it's a non-fatal matter. We're all guilty of ruffling feathers and mis-speaking at times.
Interesting. So, God is so hated that one student can't even hand information to another student; a friend, during lunch break on.school grounds? She wasn't standing at the front doors forcing flyers into hands, but simply provided information to an invite amongst friends. Talk about religious censure.
The officers testamony on what I mentioned about the struggle for the gun would explain the fatal wound. I agree on maiming though because I have always hoped that if I were in a life or death struggle, I would have the wherewithall in the heat of the moment to shoot a leg, or whatever to stop an attacker. No, I guess we don't ha e all the facts, but there was enough for the grand jury to say the shooting was warranted; the officer had no choice. Not to mention, the witnesses who were found to be truthful, whose eye witness accounts implicated the thug. I don't wish death on anyone and wish it had all gone another way because the kid is, very unfortunately, somehwere he wishes he wasn't, and that's tragic.
By the way, sure, mistakes are made and there are even bad cops who are in fact racist, profile, etc, and they should be exposed, fired, and prosecuted. On a case by case basis though, this other racial nonscense has to stop. The mindless, hate filled.crowds, in this instance, still believe all the liars who were exposed and recanted, along with all the spurious social media hype that is/was nothing but fiction.
Here in RI, protesters in the 100's marched last night and decided to sit down in the middle of route 95 downtown, jamming traffic for miles, keeping emergency vehicles from getting to their destinations, etc. Blacks kill blacks in droves, and not a peep. Blacks fire through windows and kill babys/children, and not a peep. Blacks kill a white, and not a peep. A white kills a black in self defense.and it's always racism as Mr OBama stirs the people into a white vs black frenzy, along with the other racist reverends, etc. Something is very, very wrong and it's the people crying racism who are the real racists and who are keeping it alive. Don't wanna be killed? Don't be a killer thug. Angry someone has it better than yourself? Go find a job and work.your way up or get.an education. Racism is disgusting, mindess nonscense.
Hi J4J, do you have all the facts? Wilson didn't pull right up to brown, Brown rushed him, grabbed the top of his gun, saying he was too much of a "something" to shoot, as he was trying to get his other hand to turn the gun and to the trigger to turn the gun on the officer. The grand jury along with all the wicked "witnesses" who outright lied, and the mountain of evidence, not to mention Wilson's shattered eye socket, prove that he had no other choice. The situation appears to have been kill or be killed. The prosecutor voiced the particulars and mountain of evidence to the people but these mindless bafoons don't have the intelligence to see past racism, as they shoot innocent people, throw rocks at reporters, flip cars, and burn/loot their own minority businesses to the ground after even blacks on the grand jury said Wilson was justified.