Hi Dolores, somewhere along the line, I missed you talking about your husband. I will be happy to pray for him as well. Also, I was glad to see the conversation between yourself and SC take a lighter turn.
Thanks for your response, No Name. Always nice to see someone take ownership of their mistakes, etc. Sure you should continue posting. Headlines themselves don't effect me in any particular way because I have no problem seperating myself from the good, the bad, and the ugly. I think it's the differences of opinion on various topics that can send people into those tailspins at times. Some of the topics that always heat up are race issues, pre/post trib, calvinism/ Arminianism, and baptism, to name a few. Anyway, hope you have a good day.
Hi BRF, you beat me to the facts. I was going to pretty much repeat your 1st and 3rd paragraphs. While I agree with the topic, I'm a bit surprised that a pope would invest the energy he does and use his worldwide platform to address such menial things. Leave topics like this to the people who can make a real difference, and get your own house in order, wake up and preach against age old heretical, anti-biblical doctrines, dogmas, and rituals, embrace the truth which the bible alone provides, and lead your house into the light. As radical as this pope is, I feel like he will be the only one who would step forward and speak plainly should a sliver of light be able to squeeze through the spiritual darkness.
Yeah, well...I think talking about some of these topics can sound offensive, be offensive, be misinterpreted, and can definately take a left turn very quickly. I've always been about talking open and very honestly, but when it comes to these sorts of topics, I now either steer clear altogether, or I tread very carefully so as not to be confused and being labeled racist, which couldn't be further from the truth. Anyway, for No Name, the word I would use is passionate, and for SC, I would use the words open and honest; not one to mince words or beat around a bush. Knowing SC well enough, I know his/hers comments were not racially motivated, athough, I did have to read over a couple of times. I'm only commenting because I have been misunderstood in the past and called racist. Nope.
I'm really glad to read this, although, it's bittersweet. I have always had a terrible feeling about those poor school girls missing for over a year now and I can't imagine the turmoil their familys face each day without them while hoping for the best, but not being able to stop considering the worst.
Thanks Mike...I thought about how I phrased that after already posting it. I believe that when anyone dies, and no matter how they die, it was their time and that wherever they were at spiritually is how they would have remained should their life have been allowed to continue to whenever.
That's right...we should never give up, no matter who the person is, no matter what they have done, and no matter how bleak the picture seems within our own minds. I always tell myself that if my father could see the light, then anyone can, althougg, I know there are people who are much worse than he was. Take the case of Jeffry Dahmer, the WI cannibal who came to know Christ shortly before being murdered in prison. Now, I'm well aware of all the jailhouse conversions, most of which are superficial, but what turned him around were the incessant prayers by his father along with creation science materials, making the case for a created universe with a real, personal, loving God at its helm. Dahmer, until then, believed in the lie of evolution; believing that we had no accountability as we simply passed into oblivion. The lie of evolution is one of Satan's greatest, and most destructive masterpieces.
A Christian man is at home heading the familys Thursday night bible study with his wife and three children. As they are wrapping up the study, two thugs crash through the door to rob, steal, and destroy. One of the menacing thugs snickers as he says they are going to rape the mans wife and children, and then kill them in front as he watches before they kill him. Now, the man knows he has a revolver waiting for him just inches away from his hand that he can quickly grab to save his entire family. What does he do? What would anyone do in this situation, regardless of any long held views on gun control, etc? My point is that I believe we are expected to protect ourselves by any means necessary as Satan roams around like a roaring lion. Like Frank always says, I would try to, and hope notto take their life because I wwouldn't want to be the one to give them a fast pass to hell, and BRF basically said
Joh, as more and more sodomites proudly and defiantly rise up, and as the world becomes more and more accepting and inviting, I don't see it too far fetched for the Roman church to cave to a degree as many other "churches" have and will. The systems that are more concerned about their finances rather than salvation; who begin to see the coffers begin to thin due to their stance on sodomy will most likely become more and more accepting of anyone and everyone.
Hi Mourner, I'm sure Lurker mentioned the laptop to you since it sounds like you've been emailing. The offer is still good if you don't have one at your disposal full time. You can give Lurker your info if this is something you don't already have and it's needed. I think he once said you only had access when using your sons while he was home (?) Anyway, think it over, and don't feel funny about accepting it if it's needed.
Lurker Wrote: I read a lot of comments "Come quickly, Jesus" but everyone wants Him to come on their terms in satisfaction of their unbiblical ideas. Many will be ashamed.
Hi Lurker, you probably meant something much different, but when I read "come quickly" comments, I feel the sentiment is subjective/personal and always think to myself, "no, no, no". Now, that might normally cause a hailstorm, but my reasoning is that I am so far from ready. While I do look forward to that day, I have more to continue perfecting than most here, I would suspect. I would not want the Lord to come today because as you said, I'm one who would be ashamed" because I got a late start and am still working out all the kinks, working on doing those things I should and not doing those things I shouldn't, etc. I'm also in favor of much patience to see as many of the lost come to Him and be given as much time as possible to do so, no matter what shape this world is in. I often wonder though if I'm being selfish by disagreeing with those who always say, "come quickly". I wish I was that confident (and ready).
I agree with Mikes response to your last post. He chose to follow the orders to murder, torture, rape, and experiment on innocent men, women, children, and unborn babies. At the very least, he watched as it happened, knew it was happening, and supported all of it in its entirety by simply "following orders". All of those men, women, and children were guilty of nothing but being Jewish/Inferior. He was in a position to just say "no" like any of us would if we were a part of a US led army ordered to gather up an entire race, etc, and exterminate them because our leaders simply thought they were vile and had no right to live because they were not us, etc.
That might be a little confusing, so the questions is: do you reject what's being said that the church teaches; not believing they really teach it, or knowing it to be accurate, do you reject what they teach?
I'm curious...when you say that you reject and repudiate this and that; using Franks comments/quotes concerning Mary for this example, do you reject what's being said about what the church itself teaches, or do you mean that you are rejecting it on a personal level? Basically stating that you know they teach it, but you, yourself choose to reject the faulty doctine(s)?
John Yurich Wrote: "...I don't know of any Roman Catholic who believes the Virgin Mary is a god or goddess"
Thanks John, but the new catecism, along with various official church doctrines and dagmas paint a different picture. First of all, Roman Catholics pray to Mary and the saints for things that only God can provide, not to mention that Mary and the saints would need to be omniscient and omnipresent to hear and respond to billions of mass prayers, novenas, etc, etc. The other thing is that Mary is officially co-mediatrix, and more disturbingly, co-redemptrix, according to church doctrine. There are many other proofs I could mention, but lastly, the church of Rome itself says that there can be no salvation without Mary, the Queen of Heaven..."mother of God, our hope, our salvation". Hmmm.