Hillary is a wolf in sheeps clothing. At least with Trump, what you get is what you see, and what you hear is where he's at. No, neither are solid choices, but Hillary, to me, is another four years of OBama mania, lies corruption, deception, manipulation, and arrogance. Trump isn't presidential material.and is really far and away from being informed, but at least he'd have a seasoned team of Republican of advisors who would hopefully steer him in the right direction...if he listens. God's in control and the end of days are approaching, so whatever happens was planned before time began.
Obediance after we've been given the knowledge of what is expected of us. The theif didn't have any time left to be obediant, so his simple, last minute, true blue belief was credited to him as righteousness. However, for us, who have His Word, know His Word, and are with the complete knowledge He left for us; His instructions for Christian living, morality, and proper doctrine, etc, we are without excuse. To love Him, or to embrace and trust in Him, as you always say, is to be obediant to Him and live according to His Word to the best of our human ability. Knowing what we know, and what's expected of us, we can believe all day long, but can we express a belief while living our lives in disobedience?
Hi John, do you read and study God's Word? There's more to being truly born again, and that requirement is obediance to His Word. Salvation is a free and simple gift that not one of us will ever deserve, but with the belief and trust you always zoom in on, is the requirement of obediance. Christ tells us that we are to have nothing to do with the works of darkness, nothing whatsoever. We are not to associate with those who practice evil, and especially those who knowingly corrupt His perfect Word with false doctrines and manmade traditions they claim actually trump God's own word as they lead many astray. One more time...Nobody has ever said anything about having to team up with an evangelical church. The point has always been to align with a church that teaches and preaches from His Word, and His Word alone, without the extraneous filth that man adds to or takes away from it. Whether it means aligning with one of these, or studying from home, watching streamed services, or whatever, we're not to have anything to do with any system which so blatently defies and teaches against what God Himself has instructed.
Say what? Nobody would do that. This must have come as such a shock. They must all be scratching their craniums, thinking, " Sure didn't see that one coming". Well, just wait until this all starts hitting real close to home for all those fighting for this ridiculous nonscense. Wait until they, themselves, or their children become victims. I wonder what they'll be saying then...after it's too late.
I didn't read the article, but I do remember looking into the preparations not that long ago. They say they've reproduced all of the temple impliments, are all in training, and have even produced a red spotted heiffer, or was it a red heiffer...I don't remember, but they have it in a secret location, etc. All for naught.
We've been left to allow for the natural order of things and the freewill of man to play out. If I were to jump off a building tonight, praying with all faith beforehand that God would have an angel catch me, etc, I'd have an appointment with death tonight. If I were to break my leg, and pray over it, refusing to see a doctor to have it set, I'd be disabled for life. If some thugs were planning to crash my home tonight, torture, murder and rob me, I would be dying tonight. Faithful Christians, preachers, missionaries, and children the world over get raped, abused, and murdered daily because of mans freewill and Satan's current charge over the earth. I believe that God does intervene at His pleasure, but for the most part, I believe He expects us to utilize the common sense he gifted most of us with, and in this case, to do our due diligence in protecting ourselves. I just can't imagine God expecting anyone to watch as some thug, terrorist, or lunatic casually stabs loved ones, etc, to death when there's a weapon, etc, a foot away thay would stop Satan's little party. I don't understand such logic, but these are just my personal thoughts on these topics. For the record, I'd do my best to injure, not mortally wound.
Connor from Ca writes: If you abort the baby 5minutes before birth is it murder? How about if you abort the baby five minutes after the birth, is it still murder?
A baby is only a baby once he or she is delivered, or for as long as the parents want the child. Otherwise, it's only an it, a fetus, a blob of nothingness; worthless and meaningless, insignificant. Interesting logic.
Boy, I sure hope wicked Hillary doesn't sit in that seat, but at the same time, I really can't imagine the Donald sitting there either. What a joke we must seem like, a laughing stock, really. The political correctness nonscense which has allowed the sodomite, transgender, non-binary ridiculousness explosion, and a joke of the battle of the candidates for President. One of my issues with Trump is that even with his kids at the helm, I can't imagine him not running his empire out of the oval office. There's just no way he can be hands off for four to eight years. Also, I just can't imagine him speaking to or meeting with Putin, or little Kimmy, etc, especially over heated topics. I understand he would have a team of advisors, but without a filter, I imagine him offending, over time, every nation on the planet. We'll see. Bottomline is that whoever sits in the seat, God has allowed for His purpose, so whoever it is, so be it.
Dave has had a lot of things pile up. I'm sure he means what he says, but maybe would have spoke a bit more softly without recent emotional buildup. I've done the same here and there over time, letting the outside effect me and how I would normally say things.
Good comments, Frank, and, yes...quite the conundrum. Makes no sense to me either that a biological father has no say in the matter. A woman can get pregnant, come home one day, and over dinner, tell the father of the child, "Oh, by the way, I decided to murder our child earlier today". John, when a person is truly born again, and once they begin to study and learn, I would find it highly suspect if they chose to remain even after they become aware of the churches fatal doctrines and traditions that God Himself specifically and very clearly warns us of.
I believe those filled with the Holy Spirit before Christ's departure are similar to the gifts of the apostles at the time, all to announce Christ and the power from on high was prevalent as a witness to His testimony and claim to be the Son of God so the news of Him would spread like lightening the world over.
Thanks MS, yeah, that's why I thought I should clarify my first sentence. Some great comments, but for the life of me, I can't understand how anyone, no matter how much they might disagree or how angry they might become, can refer to the saints of God as pagans, servants of Satan basically, etc. Very troubling.
These poor, poor kids. The state will scoop children away from Christian homes for disciplining, calling spanking horrific child abuse, and even for home schooling at times. Yet, they encourage sexual deviants to adopt, confuse, and scar children for life. Short of Christ's intervention, they are doomed to the same lifestyle in most instances as the result of sexual abuse and/or growing up to believe the lifestyle is normal. Forcing children to live with these deviants is child abuse. They'd be better off remaining within the foster care system, although, the deviants have infiltrated that area as well.
This thread stinks but I wanted to ask how so many, not all, but many well seasoned, mature Christians can be so very wrong on various issues while one has the scoop that's apparently being hidden from everyone else. When I was wrong on certain things and was taken to task, I took a good, hard, honest look at those things. I didn't just come out swinging because of how or what I'd been taught, I was honest with myself and did my personal due diligence. Whether everyone came at me on a faulty doctrine I had, or scolded me for using the word, "heck", I was honest and open. It wasn't like a bunch of Mormons or Roman Catholics were trying to school me, it was a bunch of born again Christians from all walks of life who didn't even know each other, yet came together as one against my false views with the correct ones in unison, as one. For me, this is always a wake up call to open my eyes a bit wider, revisit a topic, listen, and study.