A friend sent me these "one liners" by e-mail" that was really thought provoking and some funny that I have shared on here a few times. You read two just below and this one on earlier threads,"We are ccalled to be witnesses, not judges or lawyers". Here's another one along the same thought," Be ye fishers of men. You catch'em-He'll clean'em." Have a blessed day, Shane. Btw Paul, had religious zeal as he went about perscuting the christians and was on the road to Damascus to do more damage to the Christians and we all know what happened, he was blinded before he could see the truth of what he was doing.
What is even worse is Chrislam, where the lines are being blurred by certain preachers saying that Christians and Muslim are closer in beliefsthan different and we can be at peace with one another. Being groomed for the AntiChrist who also will come in peace and people buy it. The peachers have a puposal to work together in peace and those in agreement signed it Robert Shuller started it, many others have signed their names to it including Rick Warren and several others that I never heard of. Didn't see Billy or Franklin's name on it...amazing since they are suppose to be ecumnical.
Shane, he wasn't judging them for salvation. It was the same with the Pharisees, He was harder on the Pharisees because they were self righteous (like so many on here that hate and are angry at those that disagree with their beliefs) They thought they had a rightous zeal when they crucified Jesus, also.
I live about 60 miles from Shreveport, La and have done a lot of shopping there and went to St. Michael Cancer Center for cancer treatment in 2004. Every year since they send me a letter to see how I am doing. I think Bobby Jindal is one of the best governors Louisana has ever had. I am seeing a lot of good coming from his heart for God and God's work as well as his political work for La.
SteveR, I agree with your post..as a matter of fact I give my small amount to help with their Samaritans Purse ministry and our Church helps with the Christmas Boxes with all the help we give thousands of boxes to it. Big event at our church.
Carl, you are so right on and exactly what Jesus would want us to do when in disagreement. I have asked forgiveness for getting caught up in the debates and was not going to continue on but reading your post help me to see better how I can stay on here. I now ask forgiveness for all I said mean things because it was in anger that I said those comments to. I have no excuse in what I said to a fellow christians. Like moderator beta said,"the world is watching". I keep thinking of the song my kids sang in children's choir,"be careful little ejyes what you see, be careful litte ears what you hear, be careful little mouth what you say" good advise for adults also, especially adults. Thanks for answering my comment Carl. Have a blessed day.
SteveR(???), which does not sound like the real SteveR at all, actually I think the staff really like the Grahams, after all they gave one of Franklin's threads a staff pick!! Just saying and the elevator was full of people not just Greter. Hey, this was a miracle, looks like God has a lot more work for them to do.
Carl, I think of that verse a lot on here but you said it so well that I had to say,"amen" fellow pilgrim. You are one of the few that I feel spiritually close to and your comments have helped me so much spiritually. I read and am blessed. Just wanted to say many thanks and God bless you and your work for the Lord.
THANK YOU, Michael for the information and I will get it. I have been learning a lot from people like you and others on here. I feel so relieved that the moderators are helping us out here because it is a very informative place to get news from a Christian perspective and it's a shame that we can't keep it civil. I try to. He sends books from his printing press and they have been books that help you in your christian walk. Not all are Baptist some like Max Lucado, Beth Moore and others are not Baptist. The book from CH Spurgeon was on grace. I am learning and growing just as John UK said I would. I don't cry anymore over things said to me.
I agree on that also, pennned. You are on top of these things and I am sick and tired of the media either covering up or being just plain stupid. Anyway, you do seem to have a lot of discernment about what's really going on in the world.So keep informing us.
Mike, I thought the same thing about pennned, who has said this all along. I always thought she was right, too. Cody, I don't believe he is saved either and it's pretty clear to me that he is really enjoying being president with all the power that goes with it. We had a cartoon the other day in our paper that had a pen and a sword drawn on it with these words underneath THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD. All those orders he has been able to sigh must have gone to his head.
Thanks for clearing that up becuse the personal attacks is what is wrong for me and that is what bothered me and I got caught up in it also. I understand what he meant by saying what he did but since I have been inspired by him and Ruth for probably since I was in my 20s. Not once did I hear of any adultry, theft of the money, any rumors that you hear from other Mega preachers. Him and Ruth lived in a log house in the mountains of North Carolina. He believes that Jesus is the only way to God period. He is not like the Olseens or Benny Hinn. He has feet of clay, like we all do but like David he is a man of God. Satan would love to see his ministry destroyed. If I debate at all it's because of the unfair attacks on others or something that's important to me but I don't fall out with people over it. Usually they fall out with me because I refuse to change my belief. So glad you weren't one of those and I am not offened.by anything you said.
That comment is kinda of strange because when I donate to their ministry, to carry the gospel message to places I could never go and to help people that have tragedies hit them such as tornados, tusamies etc. they will send me a book if I so request the book they are offering that month. One they sent out was," Grace God's Unmerited Favor." Author C.H. Spurgeon. I asked for that one because I love to read his devotionals ever morning. Are we talking about the same preacher?? Just asking.
I agree, with most comments on here, at least we are all in agreement on this issue, that women are to dress modestly. At our church you will find a mixture of dresses thigh level with boots on or spike heels. Jeans on so tight it's almost embarassing especially when the band starts up and we have movement to keep time with the music. Anything goes as far as dress code .Some of them wear leggings with a short skirt over them. This has come up before and I will never forget what one sister on here said," Ladies dress modestly and save the eye candy for your husband" Good advice. To me it's distracting in the worship service but thats just my opinion because I haven't heard anything from the pulpit on the scripture to dress modestly.
My pastor preached on this subject a few Sundays ago and he said the last days actually began when the days of the Church began after Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came as they prayed in the upper room. He said we are now living in the last days of the last days. I believe the true child of God senses what is now happening is the unfolding of what has already been foretold.
Amen pennnnelope, my thoughts exactly. I have nothing to add just agreement in what you said. Christropher, I will not defend myself in things I said but will defend myself in why I got involved. The Grahams are not in this for the money. Their money helps people when thete is a disaster somewhere and they send teams out to comfort and help others. Technology can be good and bad. My grandson has played video games all his life with some pretty violent stuff on and my husband and I always kinda worred about it. But here he is out of school and leaving for the Maries in a few weeks and none the worse for the games. It's when you let anything become an addition to the harm of your body. You can make an idol out of anything..even your religious beliefs. So I'll carry on here and as the Lord leads. Have a blessed wonderful day.