Chad D wrote: In Jude v3 we read "Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints." Vine says the words earnestly contend signify "to contend about a thing, as a combatant". The word earnestly is added to convey the intensive force of the preposition. Why are brothers and sisters who obey this injunction viewed as the enemy, or unloving, or narrow and bigoted, especially by those who don't seem to articulate anything biblically? Very telling.
SF from TX wrote: MS, true the backhanded swipes were not aimed at one person. I agree this could have ended a long time ago had logs not been thrown on the fire. So to you and Christopher, lurker mode temporarily anyways. Have a good day.
Sister SF, Please don't leave this forum as your input is quite valuable. Also there are a few of us who stood with you and took a lot of backhanded swipes from a couple on here who will not tolerate anything spoken against Andrea. She provoked this donnybrook that has broken out and some keep it going by tossing in firebrands from their own personal agenda arsenal.
@Dave, I read through every comment, I saw no angry responses to Andrea.Me thinks your judgement might be a tad clouded...just saying. What I did read was several folks who patiently explained their thoughts and reasons for homeschooling. Which I give them all a and ask the Lord to richly bless each and everyone.
Buckeyes wrote: 2Tim 3:16) @Penned It pains me to see people fall for the same old false choice: Nationalism vs Globalism. Both of these pagan system have no basis in Christian philosoghy or thought. Both of them find their roots in a humanistic worldview that elevates the state to the place of God. There have been countless evils perpetrated by both systems of thought, and yet it seems that some are comfortable embracing one evil to â€śfightâ€ť another. What good will it do to fight against one humanistic form of thought only to embrace another? We are now under Godâ€™s judgement and it is only going get worse so long as we pretend that we can solve our problems via the state. As long as people are willing to reject Godâ€™s solution (repentance of all forms of idolitry; including government idolitry) in favor of man centered solutions (i.e. yet another Godless candidate or philosophy). Without the blessing of God we will be working in vain to save our economy and our freedoms. I will leave it to you to discern whether or not the Lord will bless the adoption of an ideology with humanistic and blood-stained roots.