Michael Hranek wrote: Please let the Spirit and the word of God take your consideration deeper, that your "church disciple" is truly in the Spirit and not in the flesh (e.g. The Diotrephes Syndrome ) For it is written, it really is: Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? Galatians 3:3 kjv
Abraham Lincoln said or, wrote: You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
"When I die, I want to be a ghost...So I can continue to pester the bishops, priests and godless monks until that they have more trouble with a dead Luther than they could have had before with a thousand living ones."---Martin Luther, taken from, The Reluctant Revolutionary
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: Look at a map see how much territory the Muslim countries have. And Israel is just a little black dot. You might think, why not concentrate on building the Muslim world, building some great countries that have stable economies. No, they have to get rid of Israel. They can't get Israel off their mind. We've noted as we study the book of acts, that we may be living the last 30 years of church history. As we move toward the close of the church age. Israel has become a focal point. Here we are the greatest nation in the world, suffering terrorist attacks, financial disaster and so on. And what is at the root of it all? We are a friend of Israel. When the Church is removed at the Rapture, God's program resumes in force with Israel, completing the 70 weeks of Daniel. Right on through this time the unifying theme for the Muslim world is absolute hatred for the nation Israel.
One wonders why the people during the Tribulation period don't turn to God, but they cling more closely to evil, the province of Aceh of Indonesia, the one hit hardest by the Tsunami is apparently the only one that has gone to Shari'a law!
I should first point out, Jamie, it almost never makes a difference if one votes Democratic or for Independents in this state. The Republican will win. So, of course as a protest vote, I voted for all the major offices Democratic. I almost no twinge of conscience about this year, since the Republican for Governor, made it plain, he was a Catholic, supported the evil parochial school system, and supports vouchers.
I have to say I'm sorry that I didn't live in Omaha this year! The Republican Congressman there --for 16 years-- was arrogant, and he got kicked out!!! God does get tired of the Greedy Old Party, at least once in awhile.
Well, I keep a straight ticket for the top offices in 2016? I am an Independent, so it depends on whose running, so I'll have to decide if I'm going to mark he ballot for any office at all. The Demos, seem to want to ignore that the majority of people --not just Republicans-- are against queer marriage, so one less vote for them counts more than one less for the GOP, because fewer people vote for them.
But it's a comforting thought that God is in control of this state as everywhere else and chooses to inflict us with the politicians that we get. It isn't my fault.
Marty mcd " According to University of Hawaii political scientist Rudolph J. Rummel, #_ftn1 the total number killed in all of human history is estimated to be about 284,638,000. Of that number, 151,491,000 were killed during the past 100 years. The single largest killer in all of human history is, by far, atheistic Communism with a total of 110,000,000 â€¦ over 1/3 of all people ever killed! If we add to that number just two other regimes where religion of any sort was strongly discouraged, Nazi Germany and Nationalist China, the number rises to 141,160,000. Almost 50% of all the killings in human history were committed in the past 100 years by regimes that either actively promoted atheism or strongly discouraged religion. We have not considered the over one billion abortions, where Christianity seems to be particularly unwelcome. When the murders of history are tallied up, it is very clear that atheism is the most dangerous philosophy ever embraced by humanity. The most effective restraint on mankind's inherently evil tendencies is faith in God through Jesus Christ, a faith that actually follows the teachings and commands of Jesus Christ as a daily way of life." excerpt Death by Atheism
I suppose is really an open note to the SA folks who picked this article. I have to really sympathize with you and trying to find something on the topic that doesn't have raunchy sidebars. I will point out this source being called Christian, might be something of a stretch, such as calling Jimmy Swaggart a Christian. The article itself, well, is interesting.
As I said, you have my sympathy in finding sources for some stories that might even make Hugh Hefner blush, from the sidebars that come with them.
Much as I hate to praise this Mormon orientated magazine, and an article from a professor from a state university, (I'm still not to sure of the later) this short article makes a very telling case against trying to link Jesus and his family to the interlopers in Israel, the Palestinians, q.v., The Jews took no one's land. So, the article SA has put up is good and it won't take you long to read it.
Jamie wrote: ... How do you justify sitting still to "proclaim" the Good news while millions of innocent babies are slaughtered?
Jamie, I didn't know there was only one sin, and yes, I consider abortion in almost all cases a sin, except in saving the life of the mother. Unfortunately, one might say this is the Jewish position on abortion, Is abortion in Christianity a mistranslation of Bible?, though I would argue he isn't quite correct either, but this would be the Puritan, and perhaps several other people's position on abortion also. You can't ignore other sins that are very specifically mentioned in the New Testatment, which I have often pointed out. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Dominionists? I think Jamie has given us an example of one, but no, I don't believe in stifling free speech either.
I do believe in a secular democracy, and not a "Christian" Caliphate. Nebr. Greedy Old Party, is really nothing more than a "Christian" (Catholic) "Democratic" Party, which means it's just an arm of the Romish Church. No, way, will I support Satan's Church
the Republicans know that there is one born every minute. The Christian Right Movement is a disaster for the mission of Christians! ' "The Reconstructionist movement and its allies and offshoots, by substituting political and cultural action for the proclamation of the Gospel, by substituting eschatology for soteriology, and by mangling the Gospel itself, have become tools of Romanist political action" (3/02, The Trinity Review).' excerpt from, Notes on Reconstructionism. Conservative Christians are overlooking The Inadequacy of Moralism and of political action. Dominion Theology/Kingdom Now/Reconstructionism is an anti-Biblical curse.
1 Corinthians 3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,---NASB
Colossians 2 16 Therefore let no one act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day-- 17 things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.16 Therefore let no one act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day-- 17 things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.16 Therefore let no one act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day-- 17 things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.---NASB
So, if they want to celebrate Christmas, fine, if they don't want to that's fine also.