Unprofitable Servant wrote: Maybe I live a sheltered life, sc. I have not noticed people who post here "winking" at immoral behavior or immodest apparal. It certainly does not happen in the church that I attend. On this site there are 187 listed sermons on modesty, 406 sermons on adultery, over 500 sermons on sexual sins (number could be much higher only the first 500 are listed), 448 sermons on proper attire, 88 on fornication, 69 on pornography, just for starters. So, you certainly couldn't say the issue is being ignored by any stretch of the imagination. I am not sure where you draw your conclusions from that churches overlook those things of which you speak, you certainly couldn't prove it by this site. Again, I open it up to others, do they see in their churches what sc is talking about? This is not intended to be she's right/he's right issue, just trying to gauge what is the norm. Thanks.
I can't say I've seen it in my church, but then I haven't been in so many homes of my brethren, nor talked with so many of them, that I could come to a conclusion as to what the general Christian community must be doing or winking at.
Jim Lincoln wrote: SteveR that article isn't that old -- 2011, but you can look at an article that was written just this month, (Vaticanâs âPalestineâ Treaty is Immoral, Illegal and Dangerous) How one illegal state recognized another.
Pretty slick how you diverted the Common Core connection in the article to the usual RCC thing, even implying a non-existent Boston U/Catholic connection in your first post. Shall we call you Slick Jimmy?
Jim Lincoln wrote: Why SteveR, I even think Billy Graham can proclaim the Gospel, In fact he has from the t.v. pulpit, if not elsewhere, (Billy Graham Believes Catholic Doctrine of Salvation Without Bible, Gospel, or Name of Christ) So, can Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses I would suppose, So where are these Muhammadans suppose to go to church? So Wrong With The Eastern Orthodox Church, what's wrong with it is also what is wrong with the Coptic Church. So, can anyone be put on the The Roman Road. But they won't get any help from the Coptics to stay on the straight and narrow path!
Jim, you really have to get over thinking you're smarter than everyone else. And if it wouldn't hurt too much would you also consider not casting bait by bringing up the subject of Graham where it doesn't belong?
Christopher000 wrote: Man, these seemingly back to back headlines are stark reminders of how far and fast this country is falling as God continues to be assaulted and erased from the minds of the next generation. Evolutionary theory, along with other mystic nonscense has brazened the minds of many; believing they are, and will be held accountable for nothing as they pass into nothingness. This mentality has created a free-for-all crime wave of epidemic proportions where human life means nothing. Just recently, and entire family, along with the housekeeper in DC, including a 10yr old boy, were held for 24hrs in their home, tortured, murdered, and their home set on fire. Murdering any human being is bad enough, but how much more evil would a person have to be to torture and murder a child?
A factor I'm sure some noticed in the DC incident was that race was not mentioned. Had the racial makeup of the killer and the victims been reversed, the race industry leaders would have been all over the willing media.
Cap wrote: --- The same reasoning applies to the homosexual lifestyle and practice. It is personal sin to the ones who practice it. It is national sin to those nations who, by their civil magistrates, approve it. It is then national rebellion and places the nation under Godâs judgment. The Lord said he would heal the land when it âturns from its wicked waysâ. Turning from the national sins of abortion and homosexuality will involve action by the civil magistrates ---
You give too much credit to the civil magistrates. First of all, there would be no national sin without personal sin. Evidence? How much sin would a land be guilty of if no one was there? Further, when the people here voice there opposition to the evils with a vote, a judge illegally turns it over. That is his sin, not the nation's. Why does his lonely voice condemn a nation which disagrees? Did not God say he would have spared Sodom if he could find a few righteous there?
Judge judger wrote: Knox said in the (loonng)link provided earlier. "[Common Objections Answered] First, they do object the examples of Deborah, and of Huldah, the prophetesses, of whom the one judged Israel, and the other, by all appearance, did teach and exhort (Judges 4; 2 Chron. 34:20-28). Secondarily, they do object the law made by Moses for the daughters of Zelophehad (Num. 27:1-12). Thirdly, the consent of the estates of such realms as have approved the empire and regiment of women. And last, the long custom which has received the regiment of women, their valiant acts and prosperity, together with some papistical laws which have confirmed the same. To the first I answer, that particular examples do establish no common law. The causes were known to God alone, why he took the spirit of wisdom and force from all men of those ages; --- Etc.
Knox: "And finally, that the foolish, mad, and frenetic shall govern the discreet, and give counsel to such as be sober of mind? And such be all women, compared unto man in bearing of authority."
Knox said the examples establish no common law. But they do wreck his foolish assertion- "And such be all women,.."
He must have been an early denier of word meanings.
Passerby wrote: No. I am saying that it is wrong to be hungry, homeless, naked, and expected to answer someone who has no delight in understanding. You and I both know that it is illegal to counterfeit money.
You mean you can't print unbacked dollars? Oh right, that's the job of the federal reserve.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Yes, the Republicans are doing their best to kill the ACA. Admittedly I think it's time to vote them out and put in people who will give us a true national healthcare system such England and Canada has. ---
Jim, everyone knows by now that you want Mommygov to take care of you, no matter how old you get. Must be because Mommygov does so well at everything with which it gets involved.
Judge judger wrote: --- And finally, that the foolish, mad, and frenetic shall govern the discreet, and give counsel to such as be sober of mind? And such be all women, compared unto man in bearing of authority. For their sight in civil regiment is but blindness; their strength, weakness; their counsel, foolishness; and judgment, frenzy, if it be rightly considered.Monstrous regiment. Knox
Two things: 1. What do you expect a union leader to say? He thinks if the CEO gets less, he'll get more, which is nonsense. Maybe workers should know the pay gap between themselves and union presidents, who they keep wealthy out of their union dues.
2. Who cares what the gap is? It's only in the redistribution mentality of socialists that it matters. If I don't like my pay, that's reason to go elsewhere. If I don't like the CEO's pay, that's too bad.
Prayerology, I understand where you're coming from, but have a different take. Let's read Daniel 6:10 and 11.
"Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God."
The reason they found him praying and making supplication before God, is that he was doing in openly at the window, regardless of the king's ruling. In effect he was also praying before unbelievers, else they would not have seen him in the open window, after which they tattled, even complaining that he prayed three times a day (v13)
So for me, I have no problem with a graduation speaker praying before God whether or not unbelievers saw and heard him. Daniel set a good example of doing this long ago.
"A federal judge in South Carolina has partially upheld the practice of Christian prayers during high school graduation ceremonies."
How nice. But Christians do not need permission of a judge to pray. Does the Constitution give such powers to a judge? I can't find it anywhere. Must be that thing about all powers to the federal government are spelled out in writing. Can't judges read?
Unprofitable Servant wrote: --- IMHO, the SCOTUS will continue to rule as they have every other time the issue came up because they are BIG on precedent and say it is up to the states. Having said that it is just a matter of time before other federal judges throw out the laws in the 13 states that are left with laws against "gay" marriage and in essence make it legal in all 50.
When the judges make law, and the executive branch bureaus make law, one wonders what the Congress does, and why they are not impeaching, removing for bad behavior, nullifying, or whatever it takes to restore their authority?
M. Doralle wrote: --- The Premill Rapture is as realistic as a Disney cartoon and probably comes from the same imagination. The idea that God has to go through all this again for a thousand years to prove something or find something out about His elect is completely unbiblical and therefore fallacy. God knows His own elect and does not need to go round again to find out or prove anything. The flying Christian rapture is pure fiction. ---
imo, the notmills must have more imagination than the premills. After all, over-fondness for allegory and symbol requires it. Premills just aren't very good at it.
Unprofitable Servant, I notice the author of the link you provided also has a good imagination, which fits right in with his denial of the millennium. He also denies the 6 day creation, saying:
"Since then trustworthy scientific evidence has continued to accumulate indicating that the earth is, indeed, very old and that the universe began with the big bang."
He also says there were humans before Adam and Eve. Though he does not deny that some early churchmen held to the premill view, his imagination, alas, is too great to hold that words actually do tend to mean things, whether in Genesis or Revelation.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Probably due to the influence of former president Bush, the TEA party or the inadequacy of morality. Those Hawaiians don't realize a good thing when they see it, if only they had been taught common core in school this would not have happened.
You might be right about Jim's response, but wiki had this to say:
"Hawaii is dominated by the Democratic Party and has supported Democrats in 11 of the 13 presidential elections in which it has participated. In 2004, John Kerry won the state's 4 electoral votes by a margin of 9 percentage points with 54% of the vote. Every county in the state supported the Democratic candidate. In 2008, Hawaii native Barack Obama also won here, by an overwhelming 45 point lead: 72% for the Democrat and 27% for Republican John McCain. Hawaii is the only actual state that gave either candidate more than 70% of the vote.
Obama won Hawaii by a large margin again in 2012, suffering only a small swing against him, winning 71% to 28% for Republican Mitt Romney. Hawaii once again gave a higher vote share to Obama than any of the 49 other states, though on this occasion, Obama's vote was not quite as high as his challenger's best state (Utah, where Romney polled 73%