"An interim report issued by the major Synod on the family at the Vatican Monday had praised the "gifts" homosexuals can bring to the church, and noted the "precious support" same-sex partners mutually provide. But the section had been watered down for voting and yet it didn't receive a two-thirds approval from the nearly 200 bishops, according to CNN. ..."
I wonder if a list might be provided of gifts to the church that is specific to homosexuals? It would be an interesting read.
It would be neat if the motto of the team were that of the 30th Medical Brigade- IN CRUCE MEA FIDES. But I suspect it wouldn't be politically correct to use it. We can't be having God involved in healing.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Of course Lincoln wasn't a founding father, but then he still was at a time when some good sense prevailed in this country, Lincoln's prophetic warning. --- They are fighting over the same sheep, and I do consider Free Masonry a much more benign and beneficial organization than Roman Catholicism... this is only speaking in a --secular-- manner. Both believe in works salvation, e.g., Roman Catholics, Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses, which mean neither are Christian.
But that's good, right? You say Christians shouldn't be involve in politics, so I assume you like the Masons for that reason?
From the Lincoln Prophecy link:
"The manipulation of the latest Presidential electoral campaign by the Vatican underground came within a hair's breadth of achieving Rome's goals described in the warnings of those two great former Presidents causing civil unrest in America and letting judges install Al Gore as President in violation of the United States Constitution. The plan, by God's grace, backfired; but the Vatican will try again."
Didn't realize the Catholics wanted Gore in. I guess they, like you, didn't want Bush. But "good sense prevailed."
FG wrote: --- As for Billy Graham, while he may be right in what he says here, he really has no ethical right to say it insomuch as he has a few planks hanging from his own eye. 50 years of selling out the gospel in order to preach the gospel by promoting apostates and Romanists as Christians is sin. His next "message to America" needs to be one of personal and public repentance for these things. I, for one will not be holding my breath.
So Graham shouldn't say what he said, though true, because he has planks in his eye, which Biblically speaking must mean America has only splinters in hers. Interesting. Gives a whole new perspective on the nation.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- The best thing that happen was this country was founded by enlighten, thankfully anti-Catholic men who were unfortunately weren't Christian. ---
Rewind, Jim. History rewriting is a no no. They weren't anti-Catholic, but anti the idea of government approved and sanctioned religion. They wanted no more of what they dealt with in their Brit past, Crown-approved and led Church of England. Few of them had RC background.
From the news: "The pastor of one of the more influential global megachurches has declared that his church is in âan ongoing conversationâ about same-sex marriage â saying that it is appropriate to consider the words of the Bible alongside the changing culture and the experience of people in the pews."
This is a good thing. The separation of the true from the false may be beginning for real. Let the "ongoing conversation" continue.
Kobo wrote: It will only continue to get worse and worse. 1) Men who are atheists think this way "why get married when you can rent" 2) Men who are Christians refuse to deal with the modern day feminist, independent, irrational, career minded so called "christian" women of the west. Most of them are going overseas in search of Bible based women but that is a very long a tedious process 3) Women in general and even many Christian women do not care or think they need men anymore, they use s__ t__s, or pay for s__m injection. They want to live like men, feel free like men, not be tied to anyone or anything. This is why you see so many women who just live alone with cats. None of the above will change as the internet is making people live even more solitary lives of untrust and selfishness. Christian women do not trust Christian men and christian men will to the death refuse to deal with the animalistic irrational behavior and cold nature of how most western women behave.
Nothing like a little generalization to get the day started.
If we would have been keeping The Gospel in the public square, we would not be seeing "gay" marriage in the public square. As a pastor I'm ashamed that I have not led the brethren better in salting our community with the Gospel. Oh God help me to renew my efforts in Gospel proclamation to every creature!
Brother Guy should first learn what blasphemy is, before he implies believers in the Genesis account are "almost" blasphemers. The blasphemer is the one who says God's account of Creation is false, thus calling God a liar. Barring salvation, that would put Brother Guy on the path to the wide gate, wouldn't it?
Jim Lincoln wrote: Dorcas, I'm happy to see you comment. I probably saw the movie, "Sergeant York," several years ago and of course several times over the years. Your comment just triggered an "Aha!" moment for me, and I realized this true American hero had approached, the word, "killing," all wrong. So, I do not doubt he was a very good Christian, but apparently his pastor didn't have the knowledge to lead him a stronger conclusion of why he could fight, which is right in the Bible. The confusion between killing and murder apparently was never made clear to him. I would recommend the movie to anyone, myself. One probably should have answered the this thread with one sentence: Thousands of pastors defying IRS--and God too Inadequacy of Moralism Rendering To Caesar ---
My Aha moment came when I realized murder was when you decide to take someone's life, and killing is when other people decide it's ok for you to take someone's life.