B. McCausland wrote: The matter has to do with mortifying.... My morning devotional reading was, "My son, give me thine heart". If the heart is submitted to God, the life will be according to His Word. If He rule in us,we shall walk as the Lord Jesus walked. If our walk is not holy,our religion is but a form. Taken from Daily Remembrancer. I have been in many 'rule keeping' assemblies who taught all about grace but were not acquainted with it in their hearts. They looked to what they were doing or not doing as their assurance of being in Christ. Instead of looking to Christ.
William S. Sutherland wrote: Today, the first Sunday after this ruling, every God-fearing pastor should have got up in his pulpit and preached a message on Sodom and Gomorrah and the evils of sodomy. It is time for all true believers to stand up and be counted because it will not get any better if we stand silent. The attack is not just on bakers, florists and photographers. This is a war on Christianity itself.
Pastor Curtis Knapp..SermonAudio Woe to the Judges Who Enact Evil...Isaiah 10:1 6/28/15. -------- There are still a few faithful.
Adding my two mites on this subject. I have been been to assemblies where De.22:5 was preached often and all of the ladies wore skirts/dresses. My observation was that some of them wore long (tight) denim skirts which accented their body shape...or immodest low-cut tops with their skirts...or long slits up the back or sides of said skirts. So you can make folks comply with your interpretation of the law..but it is a heart submitted to the Lord that is well pleasing to Him. The command in the NT is modest apparel.
B. McCausland wrote: Descriptions of global darkness as presently experimented have been fortold, so the promise of God's intervention for such instances. His glory will shine through his people. "Behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee." Is. 60:2
A most comforting verse for these evil times.. Blessings in the Saviour to the wee flock in N.I.
Let me suggest another reason why some folk have a gun in the USA.... My parents live in an area where there is rattlesnakes, and bob-cats. My Dad carries a weapon with him most times when he is out working on his property...most times he kills a rattler with his shovel, but there has been an odd occasion he was mighty glad he had his weapon... We are not all gun toting fanatics trusting in our Smith and Wesson to protect us. we put our trust in our Sovereign King and are harmless as doves...wise as serpents.
Frank, You will love this story....my husband and myself ran our own business for many years till ill health retired us. Long story short, ours was a construction company and our crew was all males...we had some feminazis come around the job-site looking to get hired; they were told in a polite way NO, probably would be hauled into court now a days.
Lisa wrote: This is the single most awesome story I have seen for a long time. In the news papers we have story after story of Islamic atrocities and there in the centre a story quite astounding - the love and forgiveness of a people group who read the true word of God and follow the God of the bible. One group corrupted and breathing hatred and the other doing something that the world just cannot understand. Just so incredibly proud of these poor suffering brethren. 1 cor 13 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
I agree Lisa..they certainly have exhibited a more excellent way in the midst of great grief and pain...wonderful testimony of Gods Grace.
Lurker wrote: I'd recommend you get a grip on your emotions so you can think clearly. The media is reporting a crime committed on the basis on race because that is what the evidence demands. This sick kid didn't kill 9 people because he hated Christians but because he hated blacks and he went to a gun free zone, a church, to carry out his evil deed. However, not all media is silent on or suppresses the fact these 9 people were God fearing Christians. That said, Neither you, me or anyone else should get our marching orders of what to think from the heathen media nor should we expect them to get the things of God right. Blood bought Christians know these 9 victims were precious brothers and sisters in Christ and their innocent blood will be avenged by God who will judge those without the household of God in His time. We of the household of God need to pray God comforts the family and friends who suffered such great loss..... not accuse each other falsely.
Frank wrote: Well I personally have 2 weapons that I have had for years and years. Now, I will only use them to defend my wife, but it someone breaks into my home and I feel my wife is being threatened, then I will shoot them. If they die, then it was their fault and I take no responsibility. Anyway, hope you and your family are doing well. Tell your husband I said happy father's day in advance.
Thank-you dear brother...we are well, trust you and yours are too. We wish you a most blessed and relaxing Fathers Day also.
Would agree with both John and B.McCausland.... "The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness". Psalm 41:3 The Lord is most compassionate...have found this to be true in my own life. To Him be all the Glory.
Would recommend an excellent book written by a former psychologist on these issues. "Psychoheresy: The Psychological Seduction of Christianity". by Dr. Martin Bobgan He and his wife also have several articles on-line.
susan powers wrote: Pastors cry about the lack of attendance in churches. Once again we are admonished to assemble.. which true... but WHY do the Lords people leave their assemblies? What Biblical doctrine did Luther, Calvin, Bunyan, Spurgeon, Hus, Wycliffe, Gill,Jonathan Edwards, Matthew Henry even Arminian Wesley never EVER fail to preach daily? The doctrine of the Papal Antichrist.We live in a day where even Free Presbyterians are getting on stage with a man who signed the Manhattan declaration..and use the catholic version of the Bible . SermonAudio itself has people on their site that openly boast of being "educated" in theological romish institutions.. The problem in American is spiritual. Our sad condition can be attributed to the directly to the Pastors who caused His people to mourn. Eze 34:19 And as for my flock, they eat that which ye have trodden with your feet; and they drink that which ye have fouled with your feet. Jer 12:10 Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness. Jer 12:11 They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourneth unto me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart
Mourner wrote: Dorcas and Lurker, thank you for keeping me out of trouble. As Tonto said to the Lone Ranger: "Kemosabi, (sp?) Me no look for trouble, trouble it looks for me. I have so many thoughts and questions but there is no right context for them. It would be nice to have another but I thank God for what he does allow to work all things together for my good, just as he has promised, especially considering how easily I get into trouble, even trying to avoid it. Not that I always try to avoid it, sometimes its infirmity and others remaining corruption,that leads me astray. But the Good Shepherd hears my cry when I frighten myself,then he shows me how I came to wander off. Blessings to you both. Have a blessed Lord's Day. I'll start my assignment tonight D.V.
You are most welcome. Just passing along some of the bread that has been graciously provided by the Lord through His ministers. Ecclesiastes 12:11 "The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the master of assemblies, which are given from one Shepherd". -------------- Greetings to you brother Lurker....trust all is well?