Perhaps a fair assessment of Hilly. You forget I'm not a fan of hers either, but much less of a fan, Donald "the Animal" Trump. So, how are you going to celebrate Hilly's victory after she's elected?
Well back to the topic of the thread
John MacArthur said or, wrote: And I don't care whether - I asked somebody this last time. I said, "What is worse, to tell a white lie or to be infested with seven devils?" "Oh, seven devils!" I said, "Why is it worse?" Well, he wasn't too sure. I'm not so sure it makes any difference; it's all sin. So how do you get rid of the problem that you get with telling a lie? Simply confess it, turn from it, repent from it. How do you get rid of the same problem with seven devils? Same thing: Submit to the Holy Spirit, confess your sin, repent, and allow the Spirit of God to cleanse your life, and off you go. The same thing.
So don't ever get the idea that if all these devils get to you, you're gonna be stuck and you're gonna have to have some great big eight-hour sweat session to get rid of 'em. That's something you can take care of in your own life. Let a man examine himself. These people were fellowshipping with demons, but they had the resources within them to have victory over Satan.
John MacArthur said or, wrote: ..what about other non-Christians, if they had demons, how could they get rid of - how could they get rid of demons? People who didn't believe, they could get rid of demons by believing. You say, "Well, in this age, then, how do non-Christians get rid of demons?" Well, I think there's only one way; that's to come to Jesus Christ. You see, if you want to really get technical about it, you say, "Well, what about all the unsaved people in the world? Are they all demon possessed?" Well, at the risk of making a blanket statement, let me say this. They're certainly all under the control of Satan. Right? The question of demon possession is just a technicality. Hell is gonna be the same for the unregenerate man no matter what kind of relationship he had to demons, particularly or non-particularly in this age.
...If you take a non-Christian individual today, what does the Bible say about getting rid of his demons? Nothing. But I'll tell you one thing, if he comes to Jesus Christ, repents of his sin, confesses Christ as his savior, Christ'll clean his life out. Do you believe that?
B. McCausland wrote: Things may develop unidirectional towards what God has ordained,...
Correction things "will" develop as God ordains, not "may"
John MacArthur wrote: Many think this is a political problem that will not be solved without a political strategy. During the past twenty-five years, well-meaning Christians have founded a number of evangelical activist organizations and sunk millions of dollars into them in an effort to use the apparatus of politicsâlobbying, legislation, demonstration, and boycottâto counteract the moral decline of American culture....
But is that a proper perspective? I believe not. Americaâs moral decline is a spiritual problem, not a political one, and its solution is the gospel, not partisan politics.
IE, being a Northerner, I'm not sympathetic to the "Lost Cause," idea, I'm rather surprised that the Smithsonian was that polite to idea in the second article I referenced in the thread, about the Sons of Confederacy museum. Of course I having a relative who was in the Grand Army of the Republic (Union that is) I feel like being somewhat polite to that group.
There was a comment to the article which pointed out several reasons why people supported the Confederacy. Even Newt Knight and others who would help start the ...Free State of Jones, had originally enlisted in the Confederate Army. Both articles are interesting.
I don't know Mike, maybe the ACLU accepts only checks?
Mike wrote: No one can say you don't have a sense of humor, Jim.
Humor has to have an element of truth, Mike. I couldn't say that about Hillary because she doesn't have an obscene mouth -- at least not in public-- but the Donald certainly has shown one of the tell-tell signs of Demon possession--a foul mouth.
s c, there are quite a few stories the last couple of days about exorcism, of course an obscenity in itself practiced by the Romish Church. I could have put up several articles about it, but I thought this was enough. The comments by John MacArthur and those by Rapidnet are quite good observations.
What false information remember, I guess I might just give a part of this,USA TODAY's Editorial Board: Trump is 'unfit for the presidency'. They gave 10 reasons not to vote for Trump, and the last one they gave: "Heâs a serial liar. Although polls show that Clinton is considered less honest and trustworthy than Trump, itâs not even a close contest. Trump is in a league of his own when it comes to the quality and quantity of his misstatements. When confronted with a falsehood, such as his assertion that he was always against the Iraq War, Trumpâs reaction is to use the Big Lie technique of repeating it so often that people begin to believe it." So, just about whatever Trump says is a lie, including that on abortion.
No, Ladybug, I don't support everything that Clinton wants. However, Universal Healthcare is my litmus test--not the Romish idea on abortion. So, I would have rank issues on importance. If that list is not the same as yours, so be it. Not having Universal healthcare is murder on a much larger scale than abortion is.
Richard Grant wrote: âHe was a Primitive Baptist who didnât drink, didnât cuss, doted on children and could reload and fire a double-barreled, muzzle-loading shotgun faster than anyone else around,â said Moulds. âEven as an old man, if someone rubbed him the wrong way, heâd have a knife at their throat in a heartbeat. A lot of people will tell you that Newt was just a renegade, out for himself, but thereâs good evidence that he was a man of strong principles who was against secession, against slavery and pro-Union.â
Newt Knight was also very modern in some ways, He had two wives at the same time. One was White and one Black. He was an interesting character. This article in the Smithsonian may be available for a long time, since it is marked preview, but it's interesting.
Here's a clue! Protecting the life of the mother is paramount, Ladybug. It's unlawful to kill the mother, and that is still basically the law.
NPR wrote: June 2000: In Stenburg v. Carhart, the Supreme Court rules that the Nebraska ban against so-called "partial-birth" abortions should be overturned because the statute doesn't provide an exception for the health of the mother. The ruling invalidates similar laws in 29 out of 31 states.