"A free and willing subjection to the commands of sin speaks out the soul to be under the reign and dominion of sin; but from this plague, this hell, Christ frees all believers. Sin cannot say of a believer as the centurion said of his servants, "I bid one go, and he goeth; to another come, and he cometh; and to another, do this and he doeth it" (Matt 8:9). No! The heart of the saint riseth against the commands of sin; and when sin would carry his soul to the devil, he hales his sin before the Lord, and cries out for justice."
-Thomas Brooks, from "Precious Remedies against Satans Devices"
Im curious as to how they are to know if the customer is engaging in adultery? Are they to have the customer fill out a questionaire, and if they meet a certain criteria the services will be carried out? This isnt practical. Im all for standing for holiness, but this line of thinking would make a pharisee proud. Unless youve never commited adultery, how could you refuse services on that basis? Like unprofitable servant pointed out, the adulterer is not asking for flowes honoring adultery whereas the sodomite is asking for flowers that honor their blasphemous union. So its not really the same issue.
I dont think Ill disuade you, but thats my opinion. I hope I didnt come off rude cause I didnt mean it that way.
May I politely ask you to respect the position of others? It seems to me you just want to rant and rave against Calvinism instead of having a cogent discussion over the issue. What makes your attitude different that of the hypercalvinist who perpetually derrides Arminians?
As for me, I will not take part in the argument and this will more than likely be my only post on this thread. God bless.
I had no idea what porn was when I was in second grade. That was eighteen years ago, and I had not even used the internet yet. All I remember doing in my computer class at that time was playing frogger.
Ive heard Sam Gipp say that Christ is not our (gentiles) messiah, but only the messiah to the Jews. This has something to do with his dispensational theology. He may be a hyperdispensationalist, as I doubt most dispensationalist believe such a thing.
I dont know anything about him, I just saw him say that in a youtube video and decided he wasnt worth paying any attention to.
I found a Bible study based on "The Hobbit" at Mardel once!
I'm thankful for the good books I have bought there over the years, but that doesn't change my opinion that the place in general is a joke. I can only imagine that whoever is in charge of what is sold there has no doctrinal standard or any regard for what misleading material ends up in the hands of their buyers, or they wouldn't sell new age garbage like The Shack, or books by Rob Bell and the like. They are only interested in turning a buck.
Thanks for the prayers. I feel like Christian when he foolishly fell asleep on the hill of difficulty in The Pilgrims Progress.
1 Thessalonians 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. 5:7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.