For me to give to someone on the road that is holding a sign asking for food or work knowing you will give money just to ease my conscience is a wrong motive for giving and makes me an enabler for whatever reason he has for asking. My husband worked at a job until he retired with a bad back and fed and clothed a family of five. So I ask why are they begging rather than working. I do things for others not to look nice but simply because I feel compassion for them and obeying God's words to give a glass of cold water and do good to those who despitefully uses you. Bringing good to others is just one way I try to serve Christ. There is a lady in my SSClass that walks with a cane so I love doing things for her. Turn the report in as our secretary it's her job to do that. I am thankful I am still young enough and able to help a 90 yr old woman who still comes to church.
I agree with you ,Carl on this one. We need to dress in modest apparel and save the"eye candy " for our husbands. As a young wife I always got up early and put on makeup for my husband to see me as looking my best because I knew he would be facing temptation at his work and coffee shops etc. I am a natural blonde with not much color so makeup enhances my looks. That's not being vain, that's being smart.
Best article I have read lately. My son married for the first time a year ago, he was 46. He said he knew after just a few dates that she was different than any girl he has dated. He came close to marrying but the relationship never lasted. After learning her and how he loves her and she loves and treats him with respect I am so thankful he waited. They are very happy. There is a story that is so hard to believe how they met and I always tell him she has to be his soul mate sent by God and he smiles and agrees. Both are Christians. What an inspiration this article has been for me today and your comment as well Frank.
John Y, you are not married with children so you really can't begin to understand both the love and pain your children can cause you to feel. I was a very lost soul when I was a teenager and gave my mother a lot of pain but never once did I feel that she didn't love me which helped me to see God's love shining through her. Years later I came back to God and never once have I ever wanted to leave. I have exactly the same as you Frank, so my heart goes out to you and your wife. I hate her sin but love her. The time I first admitted it and saw it, I went into my room and cried for a long time. My husband and I both have had to accept it or lose her. You do what you have to do. Thanks for sharing that,it helped me and others that are in the same situation.
Reminds me of a conversation I had with my grandson who had recently gotten married to a Christian girl. They had been living together for 2yrs and her family are Presbyterian. Father a pastor, mother a chaplain at a hospital. I asked him what they said to them about living together outside marriage. Well, only one aunt that is,Old School said anything and of course that would include me even if he never said it, We disagree on politics as well and our daughter warned him not to bring up his political views in front of her daddy. She is democrat as well but respects her father enough to not argue with him about her opinion.
I agree,Allie and Penned and to Jim yes and so was Obama a "bad" choice as well as Hillary. So please accept the President we now have that we can once again work together to make America great again. Just saying...
Or any other than those that worship another God. I see error in your attitude so I will speak against it not you personally or call you names simple because we don't agree. I don't hold to the many things I do know and that is why I am not a Catholic. I am not Church of Christ or Pentecostal nor Methodist but I don't condemn them or judge the whole group to hell. My belief is what I have learned and witnessed in my own life. I am so happy that God is my Judge and not man because I would never have been strong enough to have kept going. I am thankful for God's grace in my life that gives me the power to carry on. I will continue to uphold the Grahams as long as people like you condemn and judge. And that is what my conscience tells me to do.
Frank, this is a not a Catholic forum so if Franklin is as you say he is why do they continually bring him up in a good light most of the time.? There are Catholics that I know and to stand in Judgement of someone when their different ways of worship or belief differ from yours is being self righteous and arrogant. There has never been a hint of anything wrong other than don't condemn the Catholics or any
Carl in Greensboro, totally agree and have seen the results of this action here in our town. Not very many people shop at Targets anymore. The registers at one time were filled up with lines waiting to check-out. Now one register and this was months ago and we no longer shop there so don't know how it is now. This best protest and have your voice heard is to boycott them.This keeps me from feeling frustrated and unable to do something.
Frank, I know nothing about the Catholics or what they believe but I know that I am saved and not an ecumenical as I have been accused of. I do not see Muslims as a true religion nor Budda that Chinese worship nor the Hindu religion of India. Rick Warren and others signed a petition stating that the Muslims believe in the same God as Christians because of Abraham being the same religion and father of both tribes of people. I saw the list and have a booklet explaining the error of Crislam. Franklin nor Billy have their names on that list .Franklin speaks out against the Muslims. I am not going to argue the point because nothing can be gained only hard feelings and hurtful words to cause more anger and bitterness. I have faith in what the Grahams are in Christ and what they have tried to do in carrying out the gospel message and not a watered down version of God 's truths.
Franklin Graham speaks out about these sins and upholds the Biblical views that I believe is God's infallible Word, yet is also called a man of sin .I am considered by some to be " old school " because I hold to the old ways of thinking. The morality of the different generations may change but God's Word never changes and His ways are not the ways of the world.
Hi Mike, you are one of the few that sees how things really are. Preachers in their pulpits and are not allowed to preach anything that is not "politically correct " and so darkness remains in people's hearts. So God raises up a godly man to preach His truths without fear of man. I rejoice and pray for those that hear and respond.
Of course Satan would be using someone to stop the truth from being given to those that just might hear and believe and repent and a soul saved from their sins. He will even use "Christians " on a forum to keep the truth from being heard by rebuking the messenger just as was done to the true prophets of old. Hopefully Franklin won't be thrown into a pit like Jeremiah was for speaking against the sins of the people.
I do wish he would just ignore all the nay sayers and get on with the job of turning all this craziness we have had to put up with for 8 years with Obama. President Trump has people that love him or hate him and that's life. We are to pray as he is the authority that the Bible tells us to pray for in order that we can live a peaceable life. For those who have prayed for me , got good news today on my repeat check up as the spot they were concerned about has dissapiated so many thanks. I feel those prayers. John U.K. Really love Grace Gems. Very helpful in my walk with Christ. You and Ladybug đ MS and others have so encouraged me more than I can say. Good night, many blessings.
Hi Ladybug, I will go to those links and thanks for sharing the reminder that sometimes we fail to remember and need that most important reminder that we are only pilgrims and the chaos around us is only temporary. I have been having health issues lately that is troubling. Happening all at once it seems. Lump found in a mammogram that is being watched closely. Protein in kidneys, and eye problems. Think this you wrote helps me in these areas as well. We need these encouragements as we travel this pilgrimage on our way to our eternal home. Have a blessed day Pilgrim
Listening to Fox News on Varney&Co, it showed videos of what happened there and as one guest pointed out, this type violence should not be called a protest because it is more like a riot that needs to be brought under control and those involved arrested. They are paid to do this either in money or the notoriety from the media or just plain evil wanting to cause pain and suffering on whoever they can.