Man, these seemingly back to back headlines are stark reminders of how far and fast this country is falling as God continues to be assaulted and erased from the minds of the next generation. Evolutionary theory, along with other mystic nonscense has brazened the minds of many; believing they are, and will be held accountable for nothing as they pass into nothingness. This mentality has created a free-for-all crime wave of epidemic proportions where human life means nothing. Just recently, and entire family, along with the housekeeper in DC, including a 10yr old boy, were held for 24hrs in their home, tortured, murdered, and their home set on fire. Murdering any human being is bad enough, but how much more evil would a person have to be to torture and murder a child?
Well, when a family decides to go in front of cameras; agreeing to unveil their daily lives to the world, they have to expect explosions of media coverage when a skeleton floats to the surface, especially sex crimes. Sure, we all sin, and probably have sins from childhood, etc, that we would never want dug up, and it's my feeling that he's not a predator, but rather, an overly curious, bored teenager who made up his mind to do things he shouldn't one day, got the help he needed, confessed his sins before God and his family, and moved on to spiritual and moral maturity. I suppose I could be.completely wrong and that he still battles the demons, but I would think it would have continued on. Anyway, I wonder how in the world this family would have supported all those kids without the show.
Carl, with the load you are up against, you might consider a good, qualified Christian therapist who can help you to sort things out and deal with them in ways you probably hadn't even considered. A Christian, a born again Christian therapist will approach situations from a biblical perspectice as well and that 3rd party may be just what you need. Just getting someone to listen intently and genuinly care with a Godly concern all by itself would lighten the mental load. I'm not a fan of meds, but often they are beneficial short term, and taken when needed, like to take the edge off anxiety, etc until one learns how to deal with the specific situations at hand.
This disaster of a president will live very comfortably and be assigned secret service protection as he sits back and clasps his hands behind his head, admiring the work he'd done in a year and 1/2 or so when he retires. He's too proud and arrogant to recognize the disastrous repercussions his logic, lack of experience, and sheer spite for the American people will have, long term, on this country. What a mistake he was and I wonder if his initial supporters are still writing songs about him and chanting his godliness.
Hi Carl, maybe ot would be a good idea to put a biblical summary together for your wife showing her scripturally why the current church you attend doesn't fall within Christ's guidelines and where, specifically they fail. My wife is Roman Catholic and I refuse to attend so she goes her way, and I go mine. I wouldn't allow it to go any other way and you shouldn't either being the man of the house. Sure, it might cause some friction at first but if she's made aware of the why's, she'll have to accept it, and maybe even follow if/when it really sinks in. It's your duty, right, and expectation to attend a bible only believing, preaching, seeking church, no matter how the other half might feel about it at first. Not an easy thing for many because it's easier not to get into an argument, but something you just have to do considering the comments I've read in a couple of threads.
VPM Wrote: ...in fact every morning we should trip over these intermediate species.
Hi VPM, you made me think about a question that's always comes to mind when these topics come up...a question I never hear any of these people or the detractors ever bring up: if evolution were true, it would be a never ending process. No matter what sort of time frame they put on any species evolving, we should see evolution in progress every day of our lives. We should see fish growing a leg on the end of a line, we should see primates turning into human beings, and so on, but the process ended. Why hasn't man grown wings since it would be advantageous for us to m fly? Then there is the circular way of dating fossils. They are dated by the layer of rock strata they're found in and that strata is dated by the fossils found therein. Hmmm. Something doesn't sound right. Evolution...one of Satan's greatest masterpieces.
I don't see Christianity itself imploding in every direction or being effected in any particular way. I simply see people who call themselves Christians, a word which has many meanings these days, expose themselves as being anything but. The word "Christian" has become an umbrella term covering many different religions, and even cults, so I prefer "follower of Christ" when asked.
Not everyone can read, not everyone can see, some are dyslexic, some can't own a bible, some with ADD can't concentrate on the words themselves: having to repeat sentences/paragraphs over and over, and many learn from those who are learned. Oh, and then there's what the Word of God also states as reasons.
I'm so glad that homeschooling is on the rise, but hope the parents are intelligent enough to do it right, follow through, and not keep the children from the socializing they need. I wonder what political maneuver will hit these homes now that the numbers are rising.
Ok, I pretty much said all of that to also say this: N less, I got a pretty good laugh from that. Now Steve"n"...quit bragging about your non consonant/vowel. The rest of us were born this way.
Actually, I would say that the apoatates and heretics are exposing themselves. Sort of a self weeding for all to see as we remain strong and get even stronger and "more faithful" as we see the puzzle pieces slowly coming together as the end draws nearer.
Sodomy is no different that any other sin when it comes to resisting, whether it be lying, cheating, stealing, drinking to excess, or whatever. The sodomites seem to see things different when it comes to their sins because God made them this way and He just wants them to be happy. The god of the 21st century.
Joe Biden? Who's that? Oh, the token VP who's too embarassing to be allowed to speak in public about the current administration and current events in an official capacity because of his foot in mouth disease? He's a joke and grossly misinformed on any topic.
John, the questions you ask have been answered 1000x which makes me think you never bother to consider or research the answers; not really caring either way. You pick apart the "scriptural" parts as your defense to remain in comfort, while completely ignoring the much bigger picture and sinister aspects of what your system really teaches, defends, invents, and commands. Whether or not the bible is read from (mechanically) at each mass, doesn't matter when the mass itself is a Purgatorial indulgence and a literal, effectual, continual resacrifice of Christ because his finished work on the cross just wasn't sufficient as He thought and taught. God was wrong so man is helping him out. You can ignore this or that all you want, but you're only soothing your own mind and not fooling God. I cant hang out at strip joints and imagine the girls are not taking their cloths off, etc. to make myself feel better about being there.
We all sin daily, whether it's by action, word, or fleeting thought, but crimes against nature are of the deeper, darker things. A doctor cousin of my wifes in NY is marrying a guy named Andre who lives near me. I hung out with them once in a group setting and told my wife never again. The guy looked gross to me and I couldn't stop thinking about them mentioning they had rented a hotel room for the night. They had just met this particular day after speaking online. Anyway, when they announced their engagement recently, and expressing my disdain once again, my wife asked, "Your nephew is gay....would you expect him to be alone the rest of his life"? I responded that as with any other sin, or predisposition, we are to resist the urges which God condemns, especially those against nature. I've been over this scenario many times, and in many ways, but she chooses her friends, family, and the world over a bible that would make her accountable and less popular should she gain a voice. Please continue to pray for my lost wife.
US Wrote: I would hope our sisters who have decided to leave would come back and just pass over the offensive remarks put out by you know who.
I agree and think they will in time.
As.for blocking specific IP's, I considered that right after I had already commented. I used to mod a couple of underground, invitation only boards and we used to monitor soecific IP's when there were issues and had the ability to block them altogether. Like you said though, people usually have a few to work from and anyone with a little tech knowledge can change or spoof them at will, although a server with good security will reject any spoofs and anonymous server logins attempts.