Frank wrote: I am an odd one, but I don't believe that women should teach scripture to children or to other women. Their own children would of course be an exception.
I actually agree with this as well. If a woman busies herself as a keeper at home and guiding the house, God-given responsibilities from Scripture, she will have more than enough to occupy her. There's probably already enough men who think "church is for girls and women" anyway. Combine this with the fact that many of the faculty and staff in schools are female, also. It rather appears things are stacked against males from the get-go, with feminism being the default position in society.
Tennessee Wise wrote: If you notice they said nothing about fathers because it was started by lesbians.
I did notice just the mention of mothers and parents, but not fathers. Very telling.
They are haters of God (Romans 1:30) and His creation order and design. God formed Adam first, then Eve (I Timothy 2:13). Families are begotten of men; their wives and their children bear and continue the father's name and lineage.
Granted, all have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23). However, the god of this world is certainly busy about brainwashing people through mass media to make us think that all manner of abomination and perversion is OK, calling that which God says is evil good and that which He says is good evil (Isaiah 5:20). Submit yourselves therefore to God and resist the devil to avoid being deceived by his wiles.
Phillip Mezzapelle wrote: There's no denying that the food here is supurb!! And yes, a mediterranean diet besides being delicious, is also very healthy. Unfortunately, even a mediterranean diet can be ruined by excessivly high levels of pollution, pesticides and growth enhancing chemicals. One bit of advice that I would like to give to everyone is to only eat fruit and vegetables during their normal season. If you eat something out of season, you can be sure that it's loaded with chemicals.
Glad to see you post; wasn't sure if you were in or near the earthquake. I've not been to Italy, so I'm unfamiliar with the geography.
I'm glad to read this. I've not patronized this store since they announced this ludicrous policy. It would be a blessing if they made the decision to no longer kowtow to those confused about such a simple, basic matter because of their rejection of the Bible.
Great Sermon! Although I've heard you mention this subject in passing in previous sermons, this is the first time I've ever heard an entire sermon on the matter. Another seldom-mentioned issue is that professing Christians in the church are delaying marriage just like their worldly counterparts, leading to the wicked practice of dating and the kindling of inordinate affection. People would do well to marry in the Lord in their youth, with the help of their parents, particularly their fathers. Parents need to teach their children these things. A protracted time in the unmarried estate is an almost guaranteed recipe for sinful disaster.
Wayfarer Pilgrim wrote: Does anyone pray for their future husband or wife anymore? Does anyone have faith that God is our source for everything?
Good questions. I have to wonder also if fathers and mothers pray for their children and their children's future husbands and wives.
I have reservations about online dating due to its lack of accountability and privacy. And, as has been said previously, not everyone on a "Christian" online dating site is truly a believer, but not everyone in church is, either.
Pray for God's wisdom and discernment. Seek carefully and prayerfully. Don't waste time "dating" and running around to worldly amusements and entertainments. That's what the world does.
As long as the Bible acknowledges that God formed man first, out of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, causing him to become a living soul (Genesis 2:7), so will I.
When one hates God (as Connor pointed out previously), one must also reject His creation and His order. One must then go to ridiculous lengths such as this and will constantly experience disorder and confusion as a result of rejecting Him. Better to seek Him while He may be found and call upon Him while He is near (Isaiah 55:6). The day of salvation will not last forever.
P.S. - Somehow I doubt they've largely retired the word "woman" from use...