Sorry to butt in, but let's talk about worship. The word, in part, means to give adoring honor or reverence, to someone/something, in this particular case...the God of the bible. To worship God is to love Him and keep his commands; commands which also branch out from the 10 commandments themselves, such as being commanded not to add to or take away from His Word. Considering that the Roman Catholic religious machine very proudly, and with much arrogance defies God's own Word with so many fatally false, heretical dogmas, rituals, and doctrines, does the church truly worship Jesus as God, and truly love God, etc.? Both can't be true. A little leaven...
I think it was US who said a while back that no evidence or arguments ever get answered. Nothing ever said against Roman Catholic church heresies are ever fully acknowledged or refuted. Basically, when the one true churches many false and damning doctrines are exposed, as they have been over the years, instead of any supporters ever saying,"hey man...what in the world are you talking about? Your're nuts, and here's where your wrong...", most often than not, any questions go unanswered, the topic is changed, or the poster is attacked. No born again Christian could possibly remain within any system which openly, defiantly, and very proudly, defies God's Word in so many blatant, seriously fatal ways. There are no excuses whatsoever. Embracing Christ means to love Him. Those who love him will folow Him and do as His Word commands and will hate, with a. Passion, any system which adds to or takes away from His Word. Period.
Sorry if I offended you, Dolores. I'm actually not against him quite to the degree many others are, but am against things he has said in the past. I'll stop there because I don't really care to get any more involved in the discussion, but just wanted to say this so you know I wasn't attacking you. I meant to go on yesterday, but time was limited.
Oh, and hi, Dolores. I've read your comments but always seem to run out of time before being able to respond. Glad tou have stuck around. Personally, I don't see where you have caused any trouble. I'm assuming you are talking about the Billy Grahm threads which I have steered clear of, but I wouldn't call that making trouble. All I will say about that is that no matter what we may think of any one person, we always need to do our due diligece and vet any information, positive or negative, and then evaluate, or re-evaluate in this particular case. Hope.you have a nice day...
Hi Jules, I believe that technology is from God, nit unlike the medical sciences, etc. Now, I'm not talking about anything soecific like smart bombs, pulse weapons, or anything else used for nefarious purposes, but I do believe that technology will, and is playing an enormous role for the ushering in of the end times. For example, the mark of the beast, the murder of the two witnesses being broadcast for the world to see, etc, etc
J4J Wrote: I'm surprised they weren't brothers also! Lol.
Ha-ha. Yeah, it's quite the thing to witness in our day. Paul and the ither Christians of the day believed the end of days was at hand, but having the advantage of the written Word, along with what we are seeing unfold before our very eyes today, especially in recent years, well, I'd say we're right around the corner from destruction. The daily assault against God never ceases to amaze me and the increasing hardness of heart and in your face defiance, along with a complete and utter lack of any fear whatsoever for the God who can (and will) destroy both body and spirit in hell fire. Mankind has become so proud and haughty; finding the need for a God unnecessary, antiquated, and foolish
I often wonder after reading about these gatherings how many would gather in the elements, or even on a nice, mild, sunny day to see Christ Himself and to hear Him preach hard hitting truths. I wonder how many would gather to see/hear a simple man in a tunic...no rings, no jewel encrusted mitre or robe, no security, parades, or rose pedal lined streets, and preaching on topics that this world would find offensive.
Gaming can be quite an addiction and it all many do and think about. I think they get so wrapped up in the world of fantasy that the real world becomes too mundane. A three day binge...yikes. What a life. I was surprised to read that this guy was 38 though. I usually think of kids when the subject of gaming comes up.
Really, GS? I'll have to look into that later today. I have the book on an iPod but haven't listened yet. Pretty sure it was turned.into a movie as well.
Thanks Frank. I know a child was the source here, but that aside, I'm always bewildered when believers lie for financial gain and/or notoriety, and the lies center around God, the bible, lost artifacts that they claim to have found, like the ark of the covenant, etc, and visitations to Heaven and/or Hell, etc, etc. I can't wrap my head around how it is they feel tat God is okay with their spurious stories and claims to fame like.Ron Wyatt, for example, claiming to have found drops of Christs blood, seen Noahs ark, and I believe, found the ark of the covenant, among other things.
People like her are indistinguishable from the satanists who are filled with such hatred towards Christians for simply believing in the God of the bible and calling them on their sins (for their own good). Up near me, Harvard was going to allow the church of Satan host a black mass in their chapel. Because of the outcry, their gathering was cancelled on the night of, and the satanists went wild. They were already gathering when the announcement was made so were not happy. One woman was holding a statue of some Egyptian goddess and also said she worshipped another goddess whichis the female version of Christ. Strange. Some of them went into a church which was having a service, went to the pulpit and began screaming obscenities, Satan is g*d, etc, etc. Anyway, their hatred always reminds me of the athiests and homosexuals who get so deranged towards Christianity.
My first thought was about why the book was allowed to go into print with so many known biblical discrepancies. I wondered why the parents allowed it even while in doubt. I wonder how many of these would cease printing as well should the authors/experiencers be convicted and remorseful like Alex apparently has been. "23 minutes in Hell"? "Heaven is for Real"?, etc, etc.
They believe in Him, but He is not really all that important in their grand scheme of things...just a weak counterpart to Mary, and even the saints and popes. Jesus cannot resist Mary's pleas...He must do what she tells Him to and there can be no salvation without Mary, so Jesus becomes a shadow as Mary has ultimate control.
Personally, I think this was bold move and see it as being very positive. As for repentance, etc, maybe this is a snippet of a larger story? I don't have the time to look right now. Admittedly though, I know very little about. Franklin Grahm, but I do like what he said out loud for the world to hear.
West Hollywood is like a greenwich village gone wild. Very flamboyant, it's a sodomites paradise, like Province town up my way, and I'm pretty sure W. Hollywood's Mayer is one of the crew. Gay pride parades, W. Hollywood sidewalk stars that cater to their most respected supporters, etc. Well, I guess these sorts of situations are in many areas of the country, but some are much more in your face than others. The times we are witness to is really something.