Michael Cipriano wrote: While it may seem strange that a former KGB agent who spent most of his life in a communist and aggressively non-religious police state would form an alliance with the church, experts say it makes perfect sense, at least politically. Putin backs the church, which in turn calls him a "God-given leader," because he believes it is part of a national tradition, not to mention some 71 percent of the Russian population consider themselves members.
Unfortunately, I'm afraid the Royals are not interested into looking at the long term effects of living water which are good, but at the short term effects of having living things in their water, which is alright - - for viewing things in the short term.
Of course these CEOs are leading an organization that is an abomination, but it also happens to be a legal one. Will get many illegal threats and actual violence. As Rick Santorum said, ' "While we can and should work to defund Planned Parenthood and push back against government mandates that force Americans and religious institution to violate their faith," Santorum said. "Violence against our fellow citizens has no place in a freedom-loving America."' excerpt from, [URLE=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/02/planned-parenthood-bomb-wisconsin_n_1396665.html> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/02/planned-parenthood-bomb-wisconsin_n_1396665.html (Planned Parenthood Bombed In Wisconsin) . Also from this article is this quotation, "According to the most recent statistics from the National Abortion Federation, there were 114 violent attacks against abortion providers in 2011, including three physical assaults, one bombing, one incident of arson, 27 counts of vandalism and eight burglaries."
If this was a decent organization, and was facing the same threats, you could say these people are actually earning their income.
s c wrote: The only special water is the Living Water! If only they knew.
John 4: 12¬†Are you greater than our father, Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself, as did his children, and his livestock?‚ÄĚ
13¬† Jesus answered her, ‚ÄúEveryone who drinks of this water will thirst again, 14¬†but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never thirst again; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.‚ÄĚ
David L wrote: I think the issue is that we should be discerning not only with the content of the message but also with the practices of its messengers. One can benefit from creationist materials whether AIG or otherwise. (I have.) What is distressing with regards to "ministries" and "churches" in general are their worldly business practices. In the case of AIG, they're building a Christian theme park and are going to sue the state because they're not receiving tax incentives. This is just absolutely bizarre. Why didn't the apostles host conferences, publish books, create media empires and coalitions, build theme parks? It's all big business. Look up the revealed parts of these guys' salaries. (MacArthur, Sproul, etc) And yet.... Philippians 1:18 To God be the glory.
So, I will admit there is a lot of commercialism there and I will also agree that I think that the state of Kentucky was correct and not giving him the funding. So the site did not camouflage Christianity that much. Before I was interrupted on my previous message, due to technical difficulties, I would say if all your arguments were correct though, they supported the secular nature of his organization and if he didn't have the restriction on hiring, then he should qualify for the state aid
Ah, my previous comment didn't make it up, so now my second comment is now my original comment.
get real, your comments are thought provoking. I haven't looked on his site so I don't know how hard it is to find an evangelical statement on his site. you do know that you sort of made a case for him
Yolande Knell wrote: Whatever happens, don't swallow it or let it get up your nose," a Jordanian Catholic woman instructed her relatives a few days ago, as they prepared to be baptised - the water is said to be polluted by sewage and industrial effluent.
Sorry, Mike of NY, because the facts to show that. I think in one thread, I was generous to point out that a right wing source - - which could have been right - - said it could be just an accident timing. But of course we all know better, it was just superior Democratic policies.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: The difference here, Jim, is the apostle Paul could have an effective jail ministry because he had not violated the 1st, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th commandments. He had, by the grace of God, a conscience void of offense toward God and man. The apostle Paul was not salt that had lost its savor but instead giving into his vile lust, he had kept his body under subjection lest he also be a castaway. Street preacher is correct in stating but for the grace of God we would find ourselves in the same condemnation. But his others rants have no foundation but we just consider the source and ask God to bless him and open his eyes to the truth!
If this were true, why is it I can't find any responsible News Service reporting it? I ran an internet search, and I didn't find even a Seattle newspaper reporting it. If, someone does, please post it.