I would have to see the rule that one needs permission to defend oneself or one's comrades. Doubtful there is such a thing. Since it is impossible to obey all the millions of rules that the stupid and those with control issues come up with, might as well be a rule breaker for a reason. Defending against an armed nut job is a very good reason. How can we bemoan the state of the nation, yet support that which is a reflection of it, such as a military gone Pharisee? Military bases as gun-free zones? Are we crazy?
Stevenr, the most telling rule of all is "rules are rules."
B. McCausland wrote: For your personal use if interested about Dr. MacArthur's indirect associations: http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/exposes/macarthur/general.htm ---
From the link: "What blasphemy is being promoted.. -- that pastors like John MacArthur can find a way to say, "You want to know how valuable I am? You want to know how much worth I have? You want to know what gives me self-esteem? God thought I was valuable enough to die for." That's blasphemy. That's robbing God of that which is His alone. God did not die for us because of our great worth, but because of our great sin! He died because of who He is, and in spite of what we are (cf. Rom. 5:8). He died to demonstrate His righteousness and His divine justice (Rom. 3:23-26). There is no mercy if it had to do with my worth. It is not of grace if it had to do with my value. Anyone who would try to divert some of that glory, honor, and esteem to man is robbing God of the worship due Him and Him alone."
Muddled. God's justice did not require Jesus to die, unless he wanted to save men. His justice could have been easily served by destroying the human race. It is his love required the pure sacrifice, not his justice. He does value his "very good" creation after all.
hugh wrote: Sceptical they may indeed be, but the RC church observatory uses a telescope called LUCIFER, !!! In all probability there is √† reason........ For such a "devilish name"!! Apologies if this has already been mentioned in earlier posts on this thread.
"Lucifer" is Latin for bringer of light, or light bearer, so naming a telescope Lucifer isn't far-fetched, since it gather's light from long distances.
I am sure, well at least hopeful, that many will be in prayer, serious fervant prayer for Timothy White and his family (Let's throw in Allen West as well) in this matter. And considering the evil and perverse times we are in pray that God would raise up Preachers of courage with a holy boldness to speak the truth similar to Allen West is demonstrating. Dave in OZ The US is pridefully at war with GOD, our country now hates and despises the God it once wonderfully acknowledged in our Decalaration of Independence (from England not from God)
Brother Michael, how does the country hate God? There are people here who hate God, and there are people here who love him. The country doesn't do either.
Jim Lincoln wrote: My, the foolishness of cults, Thirteen Facts About KJV Onlyism, I would say you have to be a reactionary to be KJV Only type, one who refuses even to note the nonsense spouted by many KJVO types. I know that many Conservatives who know that the KJV is a rejection of the Bible, Revelation 22: 18 It's interesting to note that you consider Spurgeon, --- Canada says "NO!" to KJV only, they certainly aren't liberal, but many KJV types do hold strange political beliefs. The Truth About KJV Only: The Mormon,Ecumenical,Homosexual,and Neo-Nazi Agendas. This is an excellent commentary, Some are conservative
You need take better care of the knees, Jim. All that reflexive stuff will wear them out.
"Speaking at the Aspen Institute's annual security forum in late July, US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, says that it's "critical" to call such Islamic terror attacks "violent extremism" to "build trust" and "cooperation" with Muslims, according to Investor's Business Daily."
That way we can continue the illusion that we are fighting against a tactical weapon (terrorism) not an actual enemy. Good thing we didn't do that in WW2. Can you imagine one of our bright gov officials back then calling for a war on kamikaze aircraft? And justifying it by saying we were trying to build trust and cooperation with the Japanese?
Lurker wrote: Bro. Observer. --- As for your comment about Dispensationalism, I've been thinking the same thing for a long time but held my peace for the sake of others who hold to it but don't partake in Jim's dirty tricks. But it does demonstrate that the version is meaningless if the hermeneutic imposed on it is faulty. The result will never be representative of what God meant.
We surely agree on what you are saying, bro Lurker, even if we might not on interpretation. I have oft wondered at what appears to be conflicting zeal among the brethren. On the one hand, a zeal to defend very specific words being used, (while being critical of different word use,) yet on the other hand zeal for the meaning of those words to be made different than what they are, in order that they fit with what is believed. I keep wondering why the version's words are so important, if their meanings can be so flexible. Oh well, a mystery I suppose. And what I think won't change anything anyway, so I'll have to wait and see.
It's sad watching how many are drawn in by Jim's obvious version fishing expedition. He says outlandish things, and gets just the reaction he's looking for. Playing a mind-game, and we wonder why he doesn't answer questions? A discussion may require question and answer interchange, a game doesn't. He doesn't have to answer, people. He knows how to work a willing audience. Haven't you figured that out yet? Now some of the defenders of the manuscripts no one here has read are being gradually reduced to name calling and personal insult. So how edifying is that exactly?
John UK wrote: --- Now we all know and agree that in the evolution theory, the main thing missing from their argument is called The Missing Link, namely, where are the fossils or any sort of evidence linking the old form of life with the new? There aren't any, because evolution is nonsense. The Bible makes that clear, and I believe the Bible. Now apply that to copies from the autographs. If those (corrupted) mss called Vaticanus and Sinaiticus were genuine and accurate copies of the autographs, WHERE are the copies of these mss? Hmmmm? Eh Jim? How come there are only a handful, instead of thousands and tens of thousands? You'd have thought that Almighty God would have ensured plenty of copies of the genuine article. So where are they? I tell you, they are called the Majority Text, because there are thousands of them complete, and tens of thousands of fragments.
I would not have much problem believing if the Vatican had a genuine manuscript, it would be in their best interest to see it hidden. Why would they want any copies to be made?
Jim Lincoln wrote: Because it does take people minds of such things as abortion or Islam's Global War against Christianity. This dentist makes way too much money, Cecil the lion backlash: Where is dentist Walter Palmer?. Why the reaction? Remember David's reaction to this? 2 Samuel 12 4 "Now a traveler came to the rich man, And he was unwilling to take from his own flock or his own herd, To prepare for the wayfarer who had come to him; Rather he took the poor man's ewe lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to him." 5 Then David's anger burned greatly against the man, and he said to Nathan, "As the LORD lives, surely the man who has done this deserves to die. 6 "And he must make restitution for the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing and had no compassion."---NASB
Once again, you show there are many paths to Wonderland, Jim.
The concern for the lion has been emphasized because of its timeliness. The heading of this news item is self explanatory. It was either this, or perhaps some new disease outbreak might have been found.
Wayfairer pilgrim wrote: An apology is not an excuse for breaking the law. Have the commissioner answer to who gave the orders to harass conservative groups and either ask for a special prosecutor or send findings to grand jury.
He's probably more sorry they got caught. That's why there is no call from him to get to the bottom of it. It's nice he said it was "totally inappropriate" but did anyone hear him say "It won't happen again"?
SteveR wrote: I just read the US Justice Dept is going to investigate a MN dentist that illegally killed a lion in Zimbabwe. Mind you, Zimbabwe will allow killing lions if you have a permit, but it seems the dentist killed a famous lion without his safari operator getting the correct permit. (translation, the operator pocketed the huge fee and didn't cut the govt officials in) ---
What I wondered is what has any of it to do with the US Justice Dept? If a crime was committed in Zimbabwe, it's their business to deal with it. Near as I can understand, the dentist didn't break any American laws.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Mike just because "A" happened before "B" doesn't mean "A" caused "B" There was an example in my old college logic book, where a primitive tribe beat drums every morning before sunrise to make the sun come up. We would know better, they might have known better if they did a little experiment to see if beating drums would stop the sun from going down. One of the problems with "science" (religion) of clinical psychology they are a great believers of anecdotal evidence. It --might-- lead to correct speculation, but then it might very well not. Yellow fever wasn't caused by night air or contaminated garments but by the mosquito. --- I like chickens, especially banties. Keep them healthy.
Not relevant to ignoring evidence on the basis that it has been defined by the profiting community as anecdotal. It's still a numbers game, i.e. if there seems to be benefit, it must be good for all and therefore made mandatory.
I raised chickens and the Hamburg banty that came as a free one with an order was nasty, and dumb as a stick. Anecdotal evidence, I guess. Enough that I would never have them around again after I ended his miserable existence.