Unprofitable Servant wrote: I have to admit comment from Nameless to Lady Virtue went completely over my head, unless there is something in a different thread that is being discussed here. I would say from reading Lady Virtue's posts that the sister already has a great deal of discernment and insights from her walk with the Lord and she post words of wisdom and edification here on SA.
US, thank you for your very kind and gracious words. May God be praised.
And I guess I wasn't the only one who didn't understand the comment from Nameless. Still quite the head scratcher...
GSTexas wrote: Fellowship isn't required for salvation, but it is a fruit of salvation. I can't imagine a true Christian not desiring fellowship with other believers. I'm a shy person, but even I can't help but to fellowship with others of the faith. There's just something wonderful about discussing the things of the Lord with other likeminded believers.
Sadly, for many of us, that is hard to find. This is actually part of the reason I post here at SA, and maybe that's true of others as well.
Ladybug and Frank, thank you for your comments. I'm grateful for your uncompromising stand on Biblical truth.
Amy Grant has been a CCM mainstay since the late '70s. In other words, her slippery slope of compromise has been evident for a long time. CCM is derived from rock and roll, which is the devil's music. She long ago learned the way of the heathen (Jeremiah 10:2), so her adultery and now partnering with abortion supporters such as Melinda Gates should not surprise believers. "Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord?" (II Chronicles 19:2).
When a woman applies herself to her Biblical duties as a wife (Eph. 5:22; I Tim. 5:14), she will not have time to become an idle busybody. As much as machines and technology have made being a keeper at home less time consuming and labor intensive, they have also left women with too much time on their hands, causing boredom--and often ultimately, sin (discontentment, slothfulness, covetousness)--to make inroads.
Get Real wrote: Agreed, please forgive me Lady_Virtue, i go into surgery this afternoon and i need to beg your forgiveness, i now understand why you define yourself such, good idea, took me long enough to figure it out. with love from lady ozmliad
Dear Get Real/Lady Ozmliad,
Hopefully, you will see this.
Yes, I forgive you. It is my Christian duty to do so, and my Lord and Savior has forgiven me of much.
I pray the surgery proceeded smoothly and that you are well.
Mrs. Evans needs to bear children and guide the house, as she is already married (I Timothy 5:14). Doing this will occupy her time with the Godly work described in this verse and hopefully keep her from blogging and writing books. I believe she's in her early to mid-30s, but she is not getting any younger.
Well Done... Another excellently done program, albeit on a sad topic, that puts its finger directly on the problem--sin. The gospel (I Cor. 15:1-4) is the answer and contains the power to effect repentance from fornication and subsequent fatherlessness.
Great Sermon! This sermon reminds me of a couple of your previous sermons, "Burning an Image Never to be Erased" and "The Haunting Aspects of Sin." Indeed, I've been haunted many a time since the Lord saved me with memories of wicked rock music and vain, profane speech from movie scripts, as well as the horrid sins of my heathen days. Thank God He brings II Corinthians 10:5 and Philippians 4:8 to mind to counter those sinful thoughts! The holy boldness of your preaching and radio ministries is very much needed. God bless you, brother.
Great Sermon! Thank you for the Biblical reminder of what marriage is. This is where the focus is to be for the Christian, not on worldly mentalities of love being some vague, mystical feeling that we are controlled by. People need to adjust their expectations to Biblical reality.
Frank wrote: ...[S]cripture defines the roles of men versus the roles of women. The real war against women is when we try to make them something that God didn't intend and the same can be said for men. We now have men trying to be half husbands and half wives and we have women trying to be half wives and half husbands. It hasn't worked and will never work.
Amen. As I've heard it said, women fail miserably at being men, and men do poorly at being women. It causes much confusion in marriage, parenting, and life in general. Some things in the Bible are hard to be understood, but this isn't one of them. I've found avoiding much media and pop culture and abiding in the Word keeps me from being sucked into the world's wicked "gender blender."
Sad... Another good program, but hearing the quotes from the young people makes me want to cry. It reminds me of Jesus' words about losing one's life when one lives for self but gaining it by serving Him and others. The quote from the 21-year-old woman was especially bleak. Why does she think a wedding HAS to be expensive? And to think she'd rather travel to Europe than be "inconvenienced" with a husband and children, because her life is all about her happiness?! Not minding if she's single forever as long as she's happy...how foolish! I pray the Lord opens her eyes and delivers her from her selfishness. She knows not what she says.
Frank wrote: Well, let's see if we hear any media outlet or any presidential candidate say she shouldn't be president because she is a woman and God has not called women to be leaders in society and that women leaders is a sign of judgment as noted in Isaiah 3:12. And of course the multiple verses on what Christian women are supposed to do; be helpmates to their husbands, keepers at home, mothers to their children and charitable work when the opportunity presents itself.
You're going to have a long wait on your hands to hear this from a media outlet or any of the other candidates, my friend. Even so, let God be true, and every man a liar.
Excellent comments/commentary from Frank and s c below.
Funny how there are no absolutes and everything is relative...until someone perceives he or she has been wronged. But then again, how can one be wronged if right and wrong doesn't even exist? Boggles the mind...
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God (see Psalms 14:1 and 53:1). Denying His being and existence truly means anything goes.
I can't really say why, but the Lord has strongly placed you in my heart. I've read some of your previous posts concerning your health issues, and I'm really glad to see you posting again here at SA. I thank God that He has sustained you.
Marcus wrote: I agree with the emphatic no, Christians should not attend gay "weddings". However, I think Christians should not be hypocritical and still attend heterosexual weddings of those who profess to be Christians and yet are inappropriately getting married after divorcing their last spouse. Jesus said that makes you and your spouse commit adultery. We need to not give our assent or the church's blessing to straight "Christian" weddings that are contrary to the teachings of Christ.
Amen. I have been convicted by the Lord and have thus repented from attending such "remarriage" ceremonies. I've not been to a wedding for several years now. If I'm unfamiliar with the marital history of the bridegroom and/or the bride, I will not go. I don't want to take the chance of attending an event that legalizes adultery; as with sodomite "marriage," this is also unbiblical.