Yes, Penny, I haven't referred you to Dr. Rugh's material for some time, but he has an excellent short sermon on http://tinysa.com/236970 (Dispensations), well short for him, it's probably no longer than any sermon by an evangelical teacher. I would of course add there's nothing Biblical about Covenant theology:
No, Frank, Il Duce Trump will surpass any evil President if he gets in to the Whore House--which it will be more so than anytime in the past, if he gets elected. My, I guess I'm glad you remembered some of my background, Frank! What persuade some of you here I know better than to try confuse people with the facts, when their minds are made up. You really should pay attention to this,
Phil Johnson wrote: ...Americaâs 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 Americaâs moral and spiritual decline....
Worst of all, during that same period of time, 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...
Actually, the Demos can consider this a favor, they can't do any of those things that are in the emails, but we still don't know what the Greedy Old Party is up too. So, no as an Independent, I'm might even write in Ben Sasse's name for President, now I don't agree with a lot of his policies, but unlike Trump he is a man of integrity and won't sell out his country to build a hotel in Moscow.
R.L. Dabney wrote: It is the nature of the demagogue to trade off anything for votes; they are the breath in the nostrils of his ambition. The popish hierarchy differs essentially from the ministry of any other religion in having votes to trade. The traditional claim of Rome is that she has the right to control both spheres, the ecclesiastical and the political, the political for the sake of the ecclesiastical. The votes of her masses are more or less manageable, as the votes of Protestants are not, because Rome's is a system of authority as opposed to free thought.
Dr. Thomas Ice wrote: As sales and influence continues to grow in the Left Behind series, so does jealous opposition and criticism. Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, authors of the multi-million, number one bestsellers, do not attack anyone else' s views of Bible prophecy. They merely present their views in novel form. Opponents of this unprecedented series attempt to draw attention to their neglected views by hitching their wagons to the Left Behind series by writing critical books and articles against the novels.
How, often, John Y., that it needs to be pointed out,
Matthew 7: 15 âBeware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. 18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.---ESV
Conner, as God said we have to live in a society of fools, of course we don't need to copy them. There's an off button on t.v. set. I have a feeling Iran would like to remove that while giving people the choice of only one channel, the channel that deliver messages from the Aytollahs.
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., Â¶ 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 confusionâŠJust 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.