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John UK wrote: RE: John Stott, we ought to be speaking in the past tense. He was cremated in London, and his ashes are buried in Dale, Pembrokeshire, Wales. quote John had asked that a gravestone will eventually be placed at the spot, carved out of Welsh slate, with the words: Buried here are the ashes of JOHN R. W. STOTT 1921 ‚Äď 2011 Rector of All Souls Church, Langham Place, London 1950-1975 Rector Emeritus 1975-2011 Who resolved Both as the ground of his salvation And as the subject of his ministry To know nothing except JESUS CHRIST And him crucified (1 Corinthians 2:2) unquote
Excellent point bro! Exactly right!
A resolution seemingly contradicted by his blatant and unapologetic ecumenism and some of his other theories regarding sodomy and the environment.
What the church needs today is another John Knox. Unafraid to stand AGAINST unjust, wicked and ungodly authorities, inside and outside the church. Someone who's prayers Barak Obama can fear more than the combined Russian and Chinese armed forces. Alas the church be full of Romans 13 bots that do not have the stomach for such a one. We couldn't handle Ian Paisley when he was alive who, zealous as he was, would himself admit that he would have the zeal of a John Knox if he could. BTW if you really carefully read Romans 13 you will find the Heavenly design for government. Inclusive in this are the words "higher powers" in V1, plural. Which have application to the lower magistrates' right to rule where it exists, you know,.... like in the USA,.... so far. Suggest reading Charles Hodge on Romans 13 if you have a copy. If you don't get one and get balanced. Good Lord's Day to you.
I'm finding out the hard way that people will believe what they want to believe. Professing evangelical Christians are no exception. They think they're doing the church a favor by staying mainstream. This is especially the case with Romans 13-bots. I had a sweet sister who's mind and body atrophied because of a vaccine ministered in a British government hospital so you can guess what my position is on this issue. And it ain't with Newsweek or Meg "Big Sister" Kelly (who is a "Christian") (??) at Fox News.
I don't know why this has to be so fuzzy. She's a Christian. Sodomite marriage is an abomination in the nostrils of the God who sent His only begotten Son to become sin for her so that she could be the righteousness of God in Him. She is willing to lose her job so as not to participate in offending her great God and take a stand against this. She is excercising her scripturally informed conscience and I for one support her and will be praying for her, rather than rendering unrighteous judgment on her. I lost my job that I had for 9 1/2 years when I would not bow down to new management requiring me to work every other Lord's Day. The Lord provided work the very next day, with a better company and at the same pay rate. I was not supported by many Christians for the decision I made, but I learned a valuable lesson. God honors those who honor Him and not those who rather honor the broad-minded opinions of other Christians, inside or outside their congregations. Again. I don't see why this has to be so complicated. BTW there is a BIG difference between a soldier protecting his nation in a time of war and a clerk contributing to its downfall by issuing sodomite marriage licenses. Don't tell me THAT'S complicated too?!
‚ÄúWhen nations are to perish in their sins, ‚Äėtis in the church where the leprosy begins, the priest whose office is with zeal sincere, to watch the fountain and preserve it clear, carelessly nods and sleeps upon the brink, while others poison what the flock must drink.‚ÄĚ - William Cowper
pennned wrote: I wonder what lesbian women who are in a public bathroom are going to feel when they have a man come in who says he "identifies" female and watches them. will they call the police? will a normal family man outside hear their cries for help and come help them when it is perfectly in his bounds to pretend he is a female and stands there while they disrobe? I wonder what sodomite men who took the girl child from a heterosexual bond are going to do when she is being approached in the bathrooms by men who "identify" as a lesbian female.... will they protect the little girl? perversion always leads to the violence on innocents, can they not see what they are unleashing?
They don't care. They're probably Satanists anyway.
The madness that results from God's judicial hardening on this country is accelerating towards a national day of reckoning, a "Day of the Lord" for the good old USA. How can it play out otherwise? (barring Our Lord's return)
The question was previously asked, "Was the decadence of the world in the apostle's day due to the compromise of the early church?" One must take into account historical perspective. For all intents and purposes, the world surrounding the early church (particularly in Rome and Greece) was already without salt, being that the church was in its infancy. We are the salt of the earth. And because of the various and ever increasing compromises of the church over the last 75 or so, the church has largely lost her saltiness, which was the preservative that worked against the natural tendencies that societies have toward decadence. William Cowper once wrote ‚ÄúWhen nations are to perish in their sins, ‚Äėtis in the church where the leprosy begins"...and this got me a few scowls from the pews when I quoted it in a Sunday school I was teaching. Well I'm sorry but Christians need to deal with the fact that "...judgment must begin at the house of God:..." 1 Pet. 4:17. You cannot expect a watching world to be greatly influenced by a church that compromises the very essentials of the faith by linking spiritual hands with those who bring another gospel and whose public figures have been involved and exposed in scandalous activity that should not even be named among the people of God.
Love the establishment media on this. If they can't defend this practice just change the angle and force people to focus on the "GOP seizing on this story for political gain." They are disgusting. Turn them off!
John Stott contends (and let's see if anyone can understand THIS)that man evolved from apes into something called the "homo genus" or "homo erectus" and God chose one among those, the "homo divinus", to stamp His image on. Now that's not too much of a stretch, is it? Or maybe Tim Keller, who cannot apologetically reconcile his theistic evolutionary theory with Rom 5:12 "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin;" so he chooses what he calls "the messy approach", whatever that is. Irrespective of where you look, the goal of theistic evolutionists is to force the scriptures to conform with their theories. Now I have to ask myself the question, why in the world is this so important to them, when the scriptures are witness to many of the supernatural acts of God. But for whatever reason, the supernatural is not allowed in creation. And the worse part about it is that this is becoming a growing trend in the church.http://images.sa-media.com/images/smilies/thumbsdown.gif
Luk 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. Luk 6:23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. 2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 2Co 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
Maybe we can actually go back to the statements made by the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, who was supposedly a Christian(?), when he asserted that truth is subjectivity. That is to say that truth begins with the self. It begins with one's own context, one's own experience, one's own feelings, etc. This affected (or should I say INfected) the theology of many a church body. Among others in the church, Billy Graham caught this disease. If one were to listen to his sermons from the 40's and early 50's, they thundered with the threats of the second coming of Christ and the need to repent of sin and throwing one self on the mercies of God in Christ. By the 1970's his preaching was already catering to what one hippy writer called "our existential plight", where the emphasis was more on how Jesus can change your life and what he could do for you than the urgent call of the Gospel, eventually even stating that the hearing of the Gospel was no longer necessary for people who have lived in areas of the world where there was no Gospel light. Make no mistakes. Judgment begins in the house of God, and it began a long time ago. Renewal also begins in the house of God and discerning Christians ought to be crying out mightily to God for this.
Don't know if this man really is a Christian, but I'm tempted to move there. If God judges Russia, it can't compare to the exquisite destruction He's going to bring to the good ole USA. There has never been a nation that has committed the extreme apostasy that America is guilty of. This is the only nation on record that has been blessed with Gospel beginnings. And to whom much is given, much will be required..