"Congress, state legislatures, and local governments are in a position to adopt appropriate policies or laws addressing this issue, The Department of Justice remains committed to the proper interpretation and enforcement of Title IX and to its protections for all students, including LGBTQ students, from discrimination, bullying, and harassment.‚ÄĚ--- Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. From, http://tinyurl.com/heg5xmd (Trump Revokes Obama‚Äôs Transgender Directive for Schools)
NPR wrote: The ruling means the Planned Parenthood clinics still open in Texas after years of other budget cuts by the state Legislature will still be eligible to receive Medicaid funds until the lawsuit has made its way through the courts.
The organization says about 75 percent of the more than $500 million it receives each year from the U.S. government comes from Medicaid, as we have reported:
"As NPR's Wade Goodwyn has reported, it is already against state and federal law for clinics that perform abortions to receive taxpayer dollars. Clinics that provide other health services ‚ÄĒ for example, HIV testing, cancer screenings and contraception ‚ÄĒ largely rely on those funds.
"Most Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas do not provide abortion services.
WFP, I have to agree with most of your comments Being an Independent Baptist I certainly take note what the SBC is doing and glad I with a church that isn't part of it.
The article I referenced is quite good, but I should have given a warning POTUS is not put into a positive light, so if you go to the article from the excerpts I used --not referring to POTUS of course you might see material you won't like since it was written before the election
Russell Moore wrote: For years, secular progressives have said that evangelical social action in America is not about religious conviction but all about power. They have implied that the goal of the Religious Right is to cynically use the ‚Äúmoral‚ÄĚ to get to the ‚Äúmajority,‚ÄĚ not the other way around.
This year, a group of high-profile old-guard evangelicals has proven these critics right. But thank God, that‚Äôs not the whole story.
Jonathan Merritt wrote: A news story about Southern Baptists having a good ol‚Äô-fashioned fight is hardly surprising. The denomination seems to be swept up in an endless fight over all things theological, social and political. But this time, Baptists should beware. The denomination‚Äôs combative posture and partisan reputation has likely contributed to its shrinking membership and baptisms. Moore may be the best thing going for Southern Baptists, and marginalizing him will only exacerbate the denomination‚Äôs problems....
When some claim that Southern Baptists are partisan hacks, Moore finds a way to challenge the Republican establishment while holding the line on cornerstone conservative issues such as abortion and gay marriage.
The SA does give important information what's happening in India!
Cary Hardy wrote: The invitation system leads many to trust their eternal destination to confidence in a ‚Äúconfession‚ÄĚ even though they may openly live in rebellion to Him throughout their lives. In other words, their assurance is coming from an act on their part, rather than a genuine trust in the promises of God along with recognizing the Holy Spirit‚Äôs work of sanctification in their life. They can point to a date when they walked down an aisle, but they would be hard-pressed to point out proof of regeneration.
I was looking around for material why Albert Schweitzer was a heretic. I I came upon this article by Phil Johnson. He really earned his pay on this one! Besides his short remarks about Schweitzer he goes on at length about, http://tinyurl.com/jprh5g6 (What‚Äôs Wrong with Wright: Examining the New Perspective on Paul). " review of an influential book by Anglican author N.T. Wright, the Bishop of Durham. The book is titled 'What Saint Paul Really Said .' This is a book written by a well-known Anglican Bishop , who has found too much favor in the Evangelical world. After reading this, I'm beginning to wonder if a Christian should pay any attention to the Anglican Church or anybody in it before the 20th century? My advice would be no
John Yurich USA wrote: The Catholic father of that lady friend I have at River of Life Church did not receive Viaticum but did receive the Anointing of the Sick(which is biblical) from his Catholic priest....
John MacArthur said or, wrote: It‚Äôs the false doctrine of purgatory that provides Catholics their spiritual safety net, bringing false hope to people trapped in a hopeless system. It‚Äôs the one relief in their entire guilt-ridden, fear-ridden system of works righteousness. And it is complete fiction‚ÄĒa tragic farce that‚Äôs led countless souls to hell.
John Y., she embraced the Whore Church, not Christ.
People can do "good" things and still not be Christian, some of you here made the mistake.
Romans 4: 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3 For what does the Scripture say? ‚ÄúAbraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.‚ÄĚ 4 Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. 5 And to the one who does not work but trusts him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, 6 just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works:---ESV
Some of you want to say her works made her a Christian, but she denied Christ by accepting the Romish Church. A much greater personage was http://tinyurl.com/hhocuon (Albert Schweitzer), but he was still heretic. Like many Albert went looking for Jesus, and surprisingly he thought Jesus looked like him, according to John MacArthur.
U.S History wrote: The Nation of Islam attracted many followers, especially in prisons, where lost African Americans most looked for guidance. They preached adherence to a strict moral code and reliance on other African Americans. Integration was not a goal. Rather, the Nation of Islam wanted blacks to set up their own schools, churches, and support networks.
Matthew 7:16-21 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits. Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. ---ESV
Norma "Roe" McCorvey wrote: My Mom was a Roman Catholic, and she would often take me to Catholic Churches and leave me at Mass alone. There aren't many good memories from my childhood, but this is one of them. I liked it so much and was often moved to tears. I felt the presence of God. There was something very moving about the Catholic ritual and symbolism -- the procession with the priest and altar boys, the incense, cross, and candles, the statues and the music. I knew God was everywhere, but in Catholic Churches I always felt especially close to Him. When I asked my Mom why she would take me there, she said, "Remember, the Catholic Church was the first Church." I knew I couldn't take communion, but I was content....
So the Catholic Church, and the idea of formally joining it, was never that far from my mind. Several events and the answers to a few key questions brought me to the definite decision to do so.