Even in the best of times it is never good for an American to be inside the borders of North Korea. Considering the tensions have increased now, one might wonder when this fellow will be released? Secret State of North Korea (video)
The evangelical Christian has lost the moral high ground a long time ago. Yet again.
Phil Johnson wrote: ...America‚Äôs moral decline has accelerated dramatically since evangelicals became politically aggressive in the late 1970s....they have been remarkably ineffective when it comes to using politics to reverse America‚Äôs moral and spiritual decline....
... the evangelical movement has completely lost its spiritual influence, because the evangelical segment of the church has grown increasingly worldly. Evangelicals have become accustomed to compromise. They have abandoned (or else are in the process of abandoning) virtually all the doctrinal distinctives that made them distinct from Roman Catholics and nominal Christians whose faith amounts to a kind of civil religion. Evangelicals have pretty much forfeited whatever real moral and spiritual authority their movement ever had.
kjg, if one is married to a country girl, they will probably like to garden and can food -- my mother was one of those But do you know, what country women didn't like? living with wind generated electricity. They were probably bigger supporters of rural electrification than men were -- not that the men didn't mind having happy wives who weren't physically exhausted for not having the modern conveniences. You'll find women who will go along with their prepper husbands--but if I was a betting man, I would bet they aren't nearly as enthusiastic about as their husbands.
Strange, I remember an account of government preparedness in the Bible.
Genesis 41:34 Let Pharaoh proceed to appoint overseers over the land and take one-fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt during the seven plentiful years. 35 And let them gather all the food of these good years that are coming and store up grain under the authority of Pharaoh for food in the cities, and let them keep it. 36 That food shall be a reserve for the land against the seven years of famine that are to occur in the land of Egypt, so that the land may not perish through the famine.‚ÄĚ---ESV
Talk about central government planning!-- under Joseph!
KOTATV wrote: Four Nebraska stores known for selling millions of cans of beer each year near the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have lost their liquor licenses....
State regulators reviewed the stores' licenses amid complaints that the town lacks adequate law enforcement to address frequent violence, drunken driving and other crimes. The stores have operated in Whiteclay for decades, and are expected to appeal the ruling.
Mike Vlach wrote: Christians must be committed to knowing and obeying God's Word. It is essential, then, that we know how to interpret the Bible correctly and avoid those errors that would lead us to incorrect conclusions. The following are some principles that will help you interpret the Bible for what it really says and some examples of what has happened when these principles have been violated....
By the way, John Y., if you get on thread again, see, http://tinyurl.com/kl97ufp (‚ÄúCatholic Christian‚ÄĚ an Oxymoron?). You click on the "Download Now," button and get an RTF file ready to turn it into a tract type printout! Unfortunately, most of what Mike Gendron says about the Romish church applies to the Orthodox one as well.
Sarah Bailey wrote: ...carrying an unhealthy cynicism toward the media can rattle our sense that there is indeed knowable truth. Instead, the savvy Christian should seek to gather several pieces of information and ideas before filtering them through what he or she knows to be true. We can look to media accounts to begin to understand general revelation, God‚Äôs providential work manifested in the world around us....
"When a religion is good, I conceive it will support itself; and when it does not support itself, and God does not care to support it, so that its professors are obliged to call for the help of the civil power, ‚Äėtis a sign, I apprehend, of its being a bad one."
Mike Gendron wrote: Biblical Truth Mixed with Catholic Error There are many Roman Catholic traditions that nullify the Word of God and deny the sufficiency of Christ's atonement, but none so flagrant as the practice of indulgences. Rome teaches that Jesus Christ completely paid the eternal punishment for sin, but then states a temporal punishment still remains to be paid by indulgences. This would be like a father completely paying off the outstanding debt of his daughter's car loan and the bank insisting the monthly payments must continue.
Notice "Christian" is highlighted in, The Puritans' "Christian" Agenda), if you read the article, you can see it certainly wasn't Christian. Puritanism was so deeply flawed that it collapsed.
If one wants to give praise to anyone in New England let it be,
History Channel wrote: The political and religious leader Roger Williams (c. 1603-1683) is best remembered for founding the state of Rhode Island and advocating separation of church and state in Colonial America. His views on religious freedom and tolerance, coupled with his disapproval of the practice of confiscating land from Native Americans, earned him the wrath of his church and banishment from the colony. Williams and his followers settled on Narragansett Bay, where they purchased land from the Narragansett Indians and established a new colony governed by the principles of religious liberty and separation of church and state....
Norman Geisler wrote: This is something that Rome with all its layers of tradition has lost. Thomas Aquinas (13th cent.), who was more of a pre-Protestant, taught the Bible verse by verse. But what we know of as ‚ÄúRoman‚ÄĚ Catholicism today, with its belief in works being necessary for salvation, the veneration of and prayers to Mary, the worship of the consecrated host, buying indulgences, Purgatory, adding apocryphal books (which supports praying for the dead) to the inspired Scripture, and bowing to the infallibility of the Pope, simply cannot compete with the simplicity of the evangelical Gospel: ‚ÄúBelieve on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved‚ÄĚ (Acts 16:31).
You can read the above, Norm isn't as hostile to the Romish Church as he should be
Ned Parker, Jonathan Landay and John Walcott wrote: A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters‚Äô faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S. officials told Reuters.
They described two confidential documents from the think tank as providing the framework and rationale for what U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded was an intensive effort by Russia to interfere with the Nov. 8 election....
Yes, I did Mike. If I remember correctly I made no comment on it then either. I could have just as easily posted it if Hillary had won the election too. It is wondering out loud if Teddy might had a point?
Since, "Two wrongs make a right" , which seems to be the current trend here on SA and no doubt the House Committee who is supposed to be studying such things. I present the above article. This makes everything okay if Mr. Brennan actually had done what was said.