There sure is a lot of money changing hands. From the article,
Michael Grybowski wrote: The discernment process was not a smooth one, as initially the church attempted legal action against the presbytery, according to Cole.
"MDPC filed suit against the presbytery of New Covenant seeking full title to their property," noted Cole. "We settled by giving MDPC a quitclaim deed to their property in exchange for continued support of the presbytery for five years at $13,750 a month and mission support of $2,083 a month for mutually agreed upon mission partners."
Patheos Editors wrote: Dominionist ideas lie on a political spectrum, and some mild forms are nothing more than a strong nationalism and a belief that Christian values belong in the public sphere. Most who believe this way would strongly support the separation of Church and State and the democratic process. They advocate cooperation with non-Christian groups and organizations that share their moral values, and uphold the Constitution and the democratic process.
Other, more aggressive, forms of Dominionist thinking - whether acknowledged as such or not - include a vigorous activism that aims at the establishment of a Christian society governed solely by Christians for the larger good....
They are all drooling at the mouth to do the same thing as Iran does. There are a lot of "Christian" Muslims in this country.
Mike wrote: Christians know there is nothing Christian about racists, Jim. What did you think of the subject of the news item?
Mike, from what I can tell, these new laws would not be targeting the groups that are the real problem, e.g., Âś http://tinyurl.com/gvhkt84 (What Does Islam Teach About...Killing Critics), but perhaps others. I will point this out,
Goodwin & Evans wrote: ...There is a widespread belief that conflict between ethnic, racial and religious communities is inevitable and a frighteningly large number of respondents appear willing to engage in violence to protect their group from threats. Half of BNP supporters said that preparing for conflict was âalwaysâ or âsometimesâ justifiable, with 21% saying that it was âalwaysâ justifiable.
For most, these attitudes to violence do not go beyond their private thoughts but for a few it does. The Home Affairs Select Committee report noted that there were currently 17 far right activists in British prisons for terror-related offences. We are also witnessing an increase in violence from supporters of the EDL around the country.
Ah, a comic relief break There was no air-conditioning in WWI, SteveR! Hmm, I heard that Kerry banged his head on a door when he was visiting #10 Downing St. Perhaps this is why he got ISIS and air conditioners mixed up
SteveR! It was actually a dirty Presbyterian!!!! who fathered the evils of modern air-conditioning! Willis Carrier You can't trust Presbys at all!!!!! You can blame the Jews for this invention. Of course financing I wouldn't know who did that but of course Jews have a God-given gift in that department.
I can't believe what I'm about to do I should slap each hand on the keyboard for typing it, but I have to compliment a John Birch article! (I wouldn't be surprised it was written by a Romist at that!) (Mike of N.Y., see I can compliment an over-the-cliff right-wing source!)
Anyway, what you do as a hobby, and politics should be a hobby for Christians, if they want that particular hobby, but many need to remember--
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.
Amazing it wasn't pointed that the VP nominee for the GOP was planning to become a Catholic priest and was a Catholic youth teacher? As far as any Christian should be concerned it is really a sorry choice, either party ticket.
Pence is a John Yurick (sp?), Catholic.
Michelle Boorstein wrote: the connection between conservatives in both communities has fortified, resulting in a religious slang where âevangelical-Catholicâ kind of means âwe are both conservative Christians who share some views and practices.â
Jacob Lupfer, a religion blogger, said the term conflates âtwo distinctive traditions in the name of political expediency. And though they claim to be concerned about theological rigor, they create considerable confusionâŚJust because a few Catholics and evangelicals subscribe to the same conservative magazines does not mean thereâs such a thing as âevangelical Catholicism.'â
So, what pressure we can put on various countries is problematic, I'm for the idea of doing something, it's going to take someone with more smarts than me to figure out what to do, that doesn't do more damage than good.
We should remember the three words that start with "O" that describe the essential qualities of God.
(Webster's 1913 Dictionary) OMNIPOTENT:
Omnipotent /OmÂˇnipÂ´oÂˇtent/ (?), a. [F., fr.L. omnipotens, -entis; omnis all + potens powerful, potent. See Potent.] 1. Able in every respect and for every work; unlimited in ability; all-powerful; almighty; as, the Being that can create worlds must be omnipotent. God's will and pleasure and his omnipotent power. Sir T. More. 2. Having unlimited power of a particular kind; as, omnipotent love. Shak. The Omnipotent, The Almighty; God. Milton.
Omnipresent /Om`niÂˇpresÂ´ent/ (?), a. [Omni- + present: cf.F. omniprĂŠsent.] Present in all places at the same time; ubiquitous; as, the omnipresent Jehovah. Prior.
Omniscient /OmÂˇnisÂ´cient/ (?), a. [Omni- + L. sciens, -entis, p. pr. of scire to know: cf. F. omniscient. See Science.] Having universal knowledge; knowing all things; infinitely knowing or wise; as, the omniscient God. -- Om*nis"cient*ly, adv. For what can scape the eye Of God all-seeing, or deceive his heart Omniscient? Milton.
Too bad there aren't even enough nominal Christian leaders who tend this gathering to say, "Hey, I want to attend a local church service while I'm here " This might give the Commie leadership something to think about. Well, we all realize that Muhammadan countries are just as bad as Communist one, we should give thought to what John Adams said to them.
President John Adams wrote: As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion, -- as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen [Muslims], -- and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan [Muslim] nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.
Bill, thanks for looking over my links. I do try to put them up for informational purposes and educational purposes. I even fell down looking at the SA article myself, so I can't be overly critical of people who don't look at them.
I would have noticed it endorsement of Trump's Romish running mate if I had read it at first, "... I am also very enthusiastic by the selection of Gov. Mike Pence as Mr. Trump's running mate...."---Dobson
I really should have put up both URLs for the articles about Clinton and Trump from the Atlantic, they are both unflattering so I can keep a non-partisan rating.
David Brooks wrote: I still think the speech was relentlessly negative and probably off-key, but it did hammer home some points. And the one thing I do think Hillary Clinton really has to do in her convention is to rebut this frame that Trump has set up, nationalism vs. globalism. She cannot appear as a globalist, whatever that means.
Sheâs beginning to do that by talking about American greatness, but thatâs the task in front of her.
I'm actually very sad that the narcissistic blowhard that the Republicans nominated for President isn't a Christian. He has some good ideas, (Aus.B.C.) had a very interesting opinion piece on Il Duce, http://tinyurl.com/h84tgds (Trump's policies 'throw away' what generations have fought for), a video which most mobile devices I would think be able to view. From the URL, "Professor Eliot Cohen, a former top state department official under George W Bush, discusses why he believes a Trump administration would be a disaster for American foreign policy."
Interesting in that he and Hillary gripe about not letting Muhammadans in, while Australia has a very strong policy for not doing so!
So, there are certainly a few policies of the Donald I find acceptable, I just don't find the Donald acceptable.