Mike wrote: You could be right. Or, he is, as Rand Paul has said, indeed a false conservative who wouldn't want to be seen among social or religious conservatives. There is no long term consistency in his positions, so it is rather suspicious.
either way salt that has lost its savour is good for nothing anymore except to be ...........
I am vastly more concerned about the state of our churches than how good, bad, beautiful or ugly Trump and other politicans are. If God is for us who can be against us?
Christopher000 wrote: Around here, with RI.and MA having the largest per capita number of Roman Catholics in the US, we often have the Virgin Mary appearing somewhere. More recently, within the rust on a wall under a bridge, and within the sap dripping down a tree. The "faithful" always come from all around the tri-state area to homage and witness the miracle. The women will talk about how energy is pulsating through them to saying that Mary is speaking to them as they cry, being overwhelmed by her presense. Sad that they're so deceived and willlfully misinformed. Also that the church supports it by never speaking out against it..
Christopher000 It is so easy to make fun of, in my words, desperate Catholic people
Their Religion doesn't bring them to know Jesus Christ. They do not have a Testimony of God saving them in their false religion
Those of us who are indeed genuinely born again ought humble ourselves and repent of our own arrogance, and weep over Catholics on their way to hell, break down and Preach the Truth of Jesus Christ to them until either they are saved or kill us (Romans 10:1-4,13-15)
ease to say, so much harder to grow up into in our faith (Christopher000 I am not criticizing you but wrestingly with my own self)
When modern day churches, which have invited the world right in and embrace the same evils the world that hates God love
we ought to remember it is Jesus Himself who told us, 'If salt has lost its savour it is good for nothing anymore except to be thrown out and trampled under the foot of man
Dear Donald Trump for all his faults is not the problem here. IMHO if he saw some genuine God-fearing Christians standing up against evil, calling men to repentance, refusing to walk hand in hand with evil men, and false Christians and false teachers ... then he would rightfully take notice and have some respect because of people whose faith is real
John for JESUS wrote: Why is it Catholics seem to care more for unborn children than Protestants?
Twisted and ignorant theologies
Roman Catholics believe they have to do things to merit the grace of God, and that the cause of standing up for the unborn is a very worthy cause, worth the sacrifice
Some but thankfully not all "Protestants" (btw I am NOT a protestant, I am a Baptist-type believer, I am not protesting the RCC imagining Catholicism is Christian and it only needs a little fixing up _ RCs need REPENTNACE, and to be genuinely born again of the Holy Ghost not mere reformation)
Many "protestants" and/or many "Evangelicals" refuse to see Abortion as a Gospel matter (just a moral one) ... for that matter many don't really see the Gospel, the Cross, the shed Blood of Christ as of immeasurable importance and worth giving ones life for.
Let me say it this way, I am growing in the conviction that standing to proclaim the Gospel in the darkest and most dangerous of places validates the claim of the Gospel upon men to repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ that preaching it in nice safe comfortable church buildings might never do.
2 families? Surely Francis 1 has room for a lot more than 2 families in his city and palace. Oops! Is he afraid if you gets too many Shariah loving Muslims they might start busting up the $$$$ valuable idols and art works? Throwing down their prayer rugs and bowing to Mecca ... and maybe even violently harasing those on pilgrimage to see him and kiss his ring?
Too many Mohammed loving, Quran quoting, put your Burkhas on Muslim ladies and let's go on Jihad boys will make a visit to Vatican City worse than a family planning a trip to Disney World only to find out it has a full blown gay pride event taking over Tinkerbell's Castle (or whatever it is called)
I might be taking a different prespecive on this than some.
To me it doesn't matter what this woman is or how confused politically or religiously she might be (note: I truly hope she is a genuine born again Christain but even if she isn't she is still a human being). No one deserves to be treated like she is being treated, assaulted/sued, beaten on, bullied in an attempt to force her to violate her conscience by pro-homosexual facists
No one deserves to be abandoned and thrown under the bus, or thrown to wolves by our government, by our society and our churches.
So I pray for her and am broken of how much more I need to be in prayer for others who are assaulted by the Devil and by evil men and women in the times we are in.
Christopher000 wrote: Sure thing, Michael. I'd be by your side if we were neighbors.
Thank you all for praying! Christopher000 if you and I lived in the same area I would be honored to have you come with me.
Just so you know, I did call a friend I used to attend Church with me to go with me. And for a first, pretty much a 'dry run' we had a good time and figured out some logistics .... Like I need a bag to carry Gospels of John, tracts and such and maybe something to pad my shoulder (this cross isn't so much heavy as a bit awkward to balance on your shoulder) and Yes, to take the time and paint the Cross too.
Again thank you all so much for praying. I will be going again and from time to time on a regular basis.
I am sorry to interrupt the discussion (on a thread about innocent people being gunned down of all things) please forgive me.
I am in the process of doing something I haven't done in my evangelism so far, and would beg your prayers (Protection, Favor, Open doors/hearts)
I have made a small simple wooden cross that I plan on from time to time carry and walk the streets here locally alone even though it would be great/better to have someone go with me (with literature etc, on me to give away: Toda, it is a 2 page pring of AW Tozer's "The OLD Cross and the New") with the goal/desire to be able to talk with people who might otherwise be uninterested.
Please do pray for me however the Sprit leads you to, especially for my attitude and wisdom in listening to those who come up to talk.
Dave wrote: Sorry completely off topic but my older sister (i have 4) she was born again today! She is saved! Thankyou Lord , Sorry but I had to share this with all you guys somehow, Praise and glory to God.
Buster wrote: There is sifting and refining of the wheat from the tares, and precious gold from dross. Our God reigns, so stand fast and see the salvation of the Lord. We know the secret things of Yahweh.
Thanks for the encouragement.
btw I met a RC yesterday PROUD (Arrogant?) she was Jesuit trained, in my words here, to ignore (hold/suppress) the Truth of Jesus Christ right there for all of us in the Bible
This 3 and a half minute clip is, imho one all us us will benefit in hearing and growing up into our faith.
The Interposition of the Lesser Magistrates
Please think along with me. For years now many have been praying for Revival (a very good thing) a fresh reformation (againg a good thing) BUT to see evil stopped! We need interposition!
So let me plead with all of us 1. to repent where we have not interposed ourselves between evil and evil's victims 2. to pray God would raise up lesser magistrates and to commit ourselves to interpose ourselves between evil and evil's prey
For are we not told resist the devil and he will flee from you.
B. McCausland wrote: Perpetuating the muddling up of history and beliefs
I heard that.
Imho born again Bible believing Christians ought to be sickened with this along the lines of some political/religious genuis seeking to name a gay bar after John the Baptist, or an abortion clinic after George Mueller
What is heartbreaking is that it is not just Obama who is seeking unity with the Pope, but evangelical, baptist, pentecostal and reformed / Calvinistic people who profess to be Christians, and eventually even some Muslims (could Obama be an example of this?) who are seeking unity with this antichrist (counterfeit / substitue for the real) ...... I wonder when Francis 1 will show up in Veggie Tales?
"For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed." Isaiah 9:16
Have you ever seen a counterfeit 3 and a quarter dollar bill (could be pound, euro, whatever)?
The obvious answer is NO! Absolutely NOT! Because there is no such thing as a real 3 and a quarter dollar bill.
So if it is not heartbreakingly obvious let me attempt to make it so: The Roman Catholic FALSE Religion MUST counterfeit (abuse is another word) something that is true and twist and pervert it, until it is such a well crafted lie, it deceives and enslaves sincere Catholic people and thoroughly sinful men to where they will absolutely love it because the lie deceives them they can have heaven and their sin (unless they leave Catholicism for the truth, they hate the Truth), and still enjoy their rebellion against the authority of God to be God as God in their lives and even better imagine they have power over God through THEIR religion, "his mama", priests, Popes and sacraments
Dave wrote: Tracking down laws regarding street preaching and I the first site that popped up was "how to street preach and stay outta jail" I think this was in regards to the US. :-) Anyhow it all boils down to local by-laws, in Australia there is as best as I can determine atm no law governing free speech (no provisions ) but due too discrimination laws it (street witnessing ,preaching bad choice of word on my behalf ) is legal , as I shouldn't be discriminated against because of my views on religion. Well I'll see what transpires.
Dave in OZ We prayed for you and those who hear you, and I will continue to keep you and all this in my praying.
Just a brief word about police if I may. Seek as much as possible to build a good as repectful relationship with them as possible.
When they have come up to me. I stop my preaching and ask them, 'How can I help you?' and then be honestly as cooperative as possible when they ask me things like:
What is your name? Where are you from, where do you live? Are you a member of a local church??
(and if something happens you might get questions like) Can you describe the man who broke the window on the abortion clinic door? Do you know where he went? Can you fill out a statement for us?
Dave wrote: John , mike I'm going to .this week. Witness in public anyway
Dave In Sunday School we are going through Evangelism in the New Testament by Jon Speed who is on Babies Are Murdered Here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxDyfSHEq5g
Trusting in God here, we will pray for you AND the people God leads you to speak to in church this morning
If I might suggest prayerfully look up open air preaching on YouTube. There will be all sorts of types both good and bad and from them let the Lord cull from them and impress on you, what kind of attitude, content, location, interaction with people, loudness of voice you can in good conscience before Him be about (and especially trust Romans 8:28 to be so real for the child of God, because none of us does open air perfectly and we don't have to when God uses our efforts to serve Him)
Know this: Open Air Preaching gets people off the fence; some you would imagine will hate you will love you, some you imagine would be pleased will thoroughly disagree with you and not like it at all. Pastor Greg Locke makes a point that is important even if some seemingly reject us, if they keep listening over time (days, weeks, years) God's word will do the work He sends it to do in their lives
Dave wrote: Okay, Am so ashamed of my past still. But Thankyou John and mike,I was so embarrassed to share that but I must.be honest. The only street preaching I've seen its ray comfot on DVD and he was pretty good from what I saw though
Dave Please my brother I know what it is like to be ashamed of a sinful past and failures in the present
But know this according to Hebrews 2 the Lord Jesus Christ Himself is not ashamed to call you His brother
Here is an example of Paul Washer (famous for Shocking Youth Message) preaching open air
Dave wrote: I haven't no, I really feel a desire Do jjust that lately, funny you asked actually brother as it has been a regular discussion amongst our fellowship. I got a huge problem though John , ah I'm far from blameless and
Brother Saint Dave in that little Island a bit West of New Zealang
To me your humble thankful from the heart testimony to the Truth of God's word, is a better "preaching" of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ than the sophisticated intellecutal religius schlorship coming out of far too many modern day seminaries
IMHO and encouragement (trusting God is dealing with you in this) such a "message" of the reality and willingness of God to save sinners like us, is exactly what the Holy Ghost can use to speak to the hearts and minds of lost men and women to convict them Jesus is There and will be pleased to save them too.
2 Cor 3:5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;