"The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a resolution earlier this week calling abortion an act of murder and directing state executive officials to ‚Äúexercise their authority‚ÄĚ to stop the practice."
Thank you Oklahoma for doing what many churches will not!
Question: A little water over a lot of time or a lot of water over a little time.
The state I live in promotes evolution in a big way due to some of our natural features. But after I wrote a letter to the director of the State Parks complaining of unproven 'science' he actually contacted me and after some discussion back and forth he admitted to me he had never heard or thought about that a lot of water over a small time could do the same effects.
See what's going on......we have convinced ourselves to be anything you have to have a piece of paper from an 'institute of higher learning'. Then the Govt steps in an mandates you must have that degree before you can fill any and every vocation. Now that we are 'hooked' it's time to reel us in by mandating we violate God's standards. It is going to be very hard for many Christians, who have given their entire lives to education, to walk away...I'm afraid many will bow the knee to Caesar instead of admitting they have been duped!
"The unnamed source may be accurate in saying the rainbow flag was up, but the suggestion that Wheaton was sending the wrong message implied Wheaton approved of it being up. No evidence of this was given. The only thing brought to light was that the flag was hung by someone, and Wheaton took it down. The rest was sentiment imposed on the story by the source."
Wheaton did the right thing by removing the flag but we can't know if they would have done so without this story.
I understand the issues around anonymous sources......but was the source accurate or not? In this case it was so then you have to ask yourself would the story had come to light without this individual?
America is like no other country in world history with all the freedoms we enjoy. Yet despite having the freedom to educate children religiously what do we do? We turn them over to the state! Oh Lord have mercy upon us and open our eyes to what is going on.
"Be willing to let people leave the church. And I told you earlier the fact that people are gonna leave the church no matter what you do. But when you define the vision, you're choosing who leaves. You say, "But Rick, yes, they're the pillars of the church." Now, you know what pillars are. Pillars are people who hold things up ... And in your church, you may have to have some blessed subtractions before you have any real additions." - Rick Warren
The only Race is the human race! The key to winning a debate is defining key terms and when we discuss problems under the false terms of 'racism' we are fueling false claims. Different levels of melanian in the skin yes, different races no!
B. McCausland wrote: Especially when mothers stay at home. In the rather socialistic Western context, some men's salaries might not exceed the provision of the mere minimums life entails. Seeing the state has taken as the 'provider' in most works of charity, the church could take in to support families in such predicament. After all, evangelizing the world should come second to discipling our own. Only a suggestion "if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he has denied the faith"
Yes, most if not all the homeschool mothers in our area left a career in order to stay home because they felt it was the right thing to do. In other words the new cars, boats, vacations, etc were worth the sacrifice to follow their convictions. What is interesting to those of us who have gone this route is to listen to our fellow christian public school families who have all the newest trappings of the world but say they can't afford to do anything but go the public school route. They are not fooling us and are most certainly not fooling the LORD.
"...."Rev"s need carefully consider whether his church's corporate 501c3 status legally obligates him to use the State marriage license (the legal fact is that it does)....."
The above is the key point. 1. Have churches done irreparable harm by becoming 501C3? i.e. they should have never joined themselves with the civil govt in the 1st place thus keeping marriage where it was invented and intended: in the church. 2. Since churches are 501c3 groups are now beginning to file suits against them to force them into opening their facilities for all civil sanctioned marriages. No one forced churches to put themselves under the jurisdiction of the govt but rather they did it of their own accord.
Having been in the homeschool world for 22 years it has been so ironic to see who does and does not homeschool. Who claims financial woes and who does not. In other words, in our community the christian homeschool families are normally closer to the poverty line then the public school families.
I was making the point that Americans don't like being told what to do and like to feel as if it's their choice. i.e. on the surface they feel it's their choice to send their children to public school but truth is they send them because it's on someone else's dime!
Americans are fiercely independent ....the majority choose Public Schools but are fine with that because they feel its their choice...but once Homeschooling is gone they will begin the attack on private schooling. In other words, as a American I support others choice-just not on my dime!