I debated whether to say anything at all, but I felt that I should. I am glad it created a bit of discussion and perhaps some other people have been made aware.
Dave wrote: First all, I pray you can forgive me Erik from Australia, a. You are right, b. Lucky you have a brain,that works with your tongue. Sorry I won't be using this word again. Observer and Rodney, Excuse me, I'm busy, washing the egg from my face. Thankyou. ðŸ˜³
Dave from Oz. I say this in Christian love, please do a search for the origins of the term 'crikey'. It is a euphemism for Christ. Its a pretty common Aussie slang word, but certainly not one worthy of our speaking.
Its a SIn to Gamble! The bible is clear on the matter if people would just read scripture. The problem this women has is she has too little Light in her life or possibly none. Most Preachers do not preach on sin if they do it is in a general sense and they do not call it by name. This woman most likely goes to church every now and again or could be faithful but the question is how much Light has she been exposed too? How much Preaching and personal reading of the Word of God has she been exposed too? I do not think she would be playing the lottery if she faithfully read her bible through each year and had a preacher in the pulpit that preached on Sins. Pastors are the Shepards of the flock, they are overseers of the congregation, they will be held responsible for what they have not preached just as much if not more as what they have preached. Don't get me wrong we are responsible for our own actions and sin. It's a shame we even have to have this conversation, it really speaks to the day were living in.
Jim, I wonder what the percentage of abortions are on Public School vs. Home School youth? I would say our archaic, shielded, protected, less educated, Amish like home school youth is way less than public school youth!
Oh it won't be Long until they are forced to hire Sodimites regardless of their religious beliefs. This is becoming a Equal Rights / Equal Opurtunity for Employment battle as the judges are starting to declare this now in their rulings they have made so far on Sodimites marraige.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. (Matthew 23:23-25 KJV
This is straight out of hell and these folks (this church and pastor) are fooling people into thinking they are going to be okay. This is a doctrine of the devil, that this pastor has created with this so called Baptisim Manual. He is a WOLF in somewhat sheeps clothing!
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; (2 Timothy 4:3 KJV) Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; (1 Timothy 4:1 KJV)
Barry, this is the Obama administrations plan, they are the ones who forced this thru to law. All the blame lies solely on him and the democrats who voted for it. My insurance will increase from $375 to $675 and I will have less of a plan than what I had before.
Look this is about forgiveness, not who committed the worst sin. Paul described himself as the chief among sinners. I hate the sin of abortion just as much as any born again believer should. This women is trying to seek forgiveness and seems as some on here just wanted to kick her while she was down. That is why I thought of the women caught in the very act of adultery with her accusers wanting her to be stoned to death. That verse of scripture is not about adultery but was about the Pharisees and their unwillingness to look at themselves and the fact that we are all sinners bound for hell unless we become born again. If Christ can forgive her at the least I can do the same. Do not get me wrong I hate the sin of abortion just as much as most of you do but Christ came to save sinners. All I know is if that women asked Christ to come into her heart and she became born again then she is forgiven. She may have to deal with the emotional side of her sin or the consequences but she will be in heaven with me and countless others who have been born again.