Jim Lincoln wrote: The most important thing to get out this news item, (The Futility of Political Change) The most important thing to get out this news item,
John MacArthur wrote: Also, many present-day Christian activists seem to be unaware of how much their methodology parallels that of liberal Christians at the turn of the twentieth century. Like those misguided idealists, contemporary evangelicals became enamored of temporal issues at the expense of eternal values. Evangelical activists, in essence, are simply preaching a politically conservative version of the old social gospel, emphasizing social and cultural concerns above spiritual ones. In that framework the government becomes more and more the earthly ally (if he can persuade it to support his special agenda) or enemy (if it stays opposed or unresponsive to his agenda) of the Christian. But the ideal human government can ultimately do nothing to advance God‚Äôs kingdom, and the worst, most despotic worldly government in the end cannot halt the power of the Holy Spirit or the spread of God‚Äôs Word. ---
Sounds nice, but is a typical false either/or scenario. Either spiritual or temporal, rather than it is both. It does work to keep hands warm by sitting on them, though
Ignominious Emirakan wrote: --- Cf-Wesley J Smith‚Äôs latest book is The War on Humans (Discovery Institute Press, 2014) in which he investigates the views of anti-human activists who want to grant legal rights to animals, plants, and ‚ÄúMother Earth,‚ÄĚ and who want to reduce the human population by up to 90 percent.
Unless they themselves volunteer to help in reducing the human population by ceasing to exist, their words are but noise. Or butt noise. It's always others who are called upon to sacrifice in the cause of wackos.
Jeremy wrote: Well mike it doesn't surprise me. Are you shocked? I'm never amazed when I see pigs acting like pigs. And I'm never dumbfounded when unbelievers act like unbelievers. How do you feel about it?
Not surprising, but only in light of perversion being lauded, something relatively new here.
Though MacArthur in the link rightly says the Bible is not politics, and this has nothing to do with politics, neither does this thread. What do you think of the lgbt crowd going after Chip and Joanna Gaines because they attend a particular church?
Matthew 12:34 "O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh"
It is plain their activities, even their speech, is derived from their heart, i.e. themselves. Note he doesn't call their behavior evil, but he calls them evil.
There really is little or no difference between a person's actions and themselves. That does happens with actors, where a person is playing and speaking a part, but in real life the activities and speech reflect the person, and are not held off to the side somehow disconnected. Jesus wants hearts to change. Actions and behaviors follow the heart. So in relating this kindly to the thread, when the lady said something, um, not too swift, it is out of the abundance of her heart that she spoke it.
John UK wrote: --- My sort of place, Mike, so long as it's not too cold. It's just got down to freezing here and I don't like that. And I'd be sure to check out Cabot Cove, my favourite place in Maine.
Cabot Cove, Maine, eh? Hope you know it was filmed in northern California. As for real Maine, August and September are glorious. Winter not so much, though lovely what with all the evergreens and the snowy landscape.
John UK wrote: Hey Jeremy, I had to consult my map to see what New England is, and I reached a conclusion that it is composed of five states, of which my favourite would be Maine, plenty of sea coast, and lots of English place names. ---
One of my favorite, too. I go to the upper Maine coast at least once a year. A number of relatives there. Maine has over 200 miles of coastline, and over 3000 miles of tidal shoreline. You'd like it, bro. Much painting could be done there. There are many lakes, forest everywhere, and cultivated wild blueberry fields, which are quite gorgeous in the fall when they turn scarlet. The State is still "undomesticated" in many places, another reason I like it.
Frank wrote: --- Do you think that more homosexual men are drawn into protestant clergy or into the RCC?
RCC. Priests don't marry, thus it's easier for the homosexual ones to hide their dislike of women as a priest than it would be as a protestant pastor. Little to do with RCC doctrine as such, rather a convenience.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- The one thing that gets me riled up about Mr. Price has nothing to do with health care but education since he supports vouchers for Catholic schools! Something of a neutral article on Congressman Price, (Trump health nomination prompts relief and fear) ---
I'm all for anything that will allow parents more control over where they send their kids, esp. if they get them out of govt schools
PPFA President Cecile Richards said in a recent statement that "Price poses a grave threat to women's health in this country."
If Planned Parenthood is that strongly opposed to Tom Price, he must be the right guy for the job.
So Jim/Lincoln, we know you are aware of the sentiment about Catholicism on this site, so isn't your effort to somehow equate Price with Catholicism, in order to make folks doubt Price? Isn't your real reason because Price is a strong critic of Obamacare, of which you are particularly fond?
Ignominious Emirakan wrote: --- -- After the great flood, human lifespans declined quickly and precipitously as seen in the chart at right. several possible factors for consideration: The decrease was a result of God's order that "His days will be 120 years." The decrease in lifespan was the result of the harsher environment after the flood. Accelerated recombination, inbreeding, and the resulting genetic drift played a possible role. Accumulation of mutations. The decrease was a result of events occurring between 1997 AM and 2187 AM most of the post-diluvian patriarchs died). The ages of the Biblical genealogy are exaggerated. The ideal genetics of Adam were increasingly diluted through the postdiluvian generations, making the body less robust. This is supported by the geometric decrease in lifespan before leveling off.
decline in human longevity to 120 max! seen in Gen.6:3-7's text??
More likely 120 years until the flood
Genesis 6:3 "And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years."
120 yrs left until "My spirit shall not always strive..."
A decreed max lifespan of 120 yrs would not require generations post flood to arrive