Sorry Jim, I was referring to the post right before yours. US- I agree that we don't want the war to be on our soil but I also agree that we need to be more careful about who we go to war with and why. also, a very good post on heathen things. It makes perfect sense! Can there not be christians employed in heathen companies, jobs etc,? I doubt John Beechy is employed as a minister or some other christian occupation...are you Mr.Beechy?? If we all left the heathen companies and only shopped at christian places how could we evangelize?
I agree with you Rufus. My main point is that there are Christians in the military and we need to be appreciative of their willingness to put their lives in harms way, no matter how crooked the military as a whole has become. the christians there i assume are not as in the know as we are about the armys ineffectiveness. I dont support the army itself or the crooked way its run, but i do support the troops that are in the middle of riflefire trying toserve our country. The troops who aresadly blind to the militarys illusion. These are the people i support.
That's true. But its no good reason to hate on our troops. They didn't decide that the feds did. The troops are in the middle of it all. They follow orders. We need to support our troops, not spit on em as they come home as happened during Vietnam.
with all due respect I'm thankful for our military! I'm thankful for all those who put their lives in danger so that I can enjoy what little freedom we have left. If it were not for our military, we would not have the free and prosperous nation that we enjoy. (I say this tongue in cheek since for other reasons our nation isn't near as prosperous as it once was) There are many Christians in the military, I know several. I say that removing the scripture references from the scopes should be a personal decision to be decided by each soldier who carrys the weapon. God bless our troops!!
Our church is silent on the issue. They don't expressly prohibit guns but they also don't announce that its allowed. There are some who carry in our church but people keep it quiet. They aren't afraid of guns by any means, they just don't broadcast to all when they are packing. My grandmother's church has a security team made up of trained members. My grandfather was on security team there. They have even started having them there during the week for the office staff (large church) there are lots who carry there too.
They used to cower in their closets and look how far they have come...they are now writing the rules and changing the laws. -- Christopher000 One would wonder what they have done to get to such a place, and how we could get them back where they once were not so very long ago. We should find out how they are getting such influence in the governments and then how we as Christians can become as influential as they are.
You've gotta give these folks credit for at least trying to change a policy that is offensive to Christians. I'm a homeschooler and i agree the easiest way to get rid of the problem is to homeschool, but someone needs to stand up to these schools and say enough is enough! I don't like proms anyway and i wouldn't go but i say right on to those people who are trying to make a good change in the public school system.
I believe Christians should have the right to bear arms just as much as unbelieving sinners. Why shouldn't we? just like i have no fear that the Lord will not supply food and shelter for me, that doesn't mean i do not work to earn money to buy food. I trust in the Lord for protection but that doesn't mean I dont arm myself against insane criminals.
The folks in Nehemiah's time carried weapons for self defense. They fought for their family, homes, and their brethren.
Nehemiah 4:13-18 KJV
Therefore set I in the lower places behind the wall, and on the higher places, I even set the people after their families with their swords, their spears, and their bows. And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses. And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known unto us, and God had brought their counsel to nought, that we returned all of us to the wall, every one unto his work. And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of my servants wrought in the work, and the other half of them held both the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the habergeons; and the rulers were behind all the house of Judah. They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon. For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me