Dorcas wrote: The emotional manipulation and almost every thread being taken up with how someone got their feelings hurt because others by use of scripture or clear evidence showed the error of the topic at hand has come to the point where i see the Lord is no longer glorified in any of this, it has become a 'he said she said' me, me me, forum. I can no longer stay, there is no place here for me. To all those that I have been blessed by your fellowship, may God watch over you all till we meet at our Fathers House. Take care brethren.
Dorcas, don't take this the wrong way, but do you see any conflict between criticizing the "me, me, me forum," and saying "there is no place here for me"?
That being said, I hope you reconsider, and come back. Ladies can sharpen iron as well as men.
Time is a liberal magazine. Therefore they approve of lawbreaking as long as it's done by people who vote the same way they do. Watch what the same liberal press says when a non-violent protest includes the tea party people. Watch them make up stuff to fill in the blanks.
Jim Lincoln wrote: What an amazing piece of history, SteveR, no I would wish more descendents of Union veterans, like myself, would remember the party that was once the GOP. What ifs don't count, and by the way Lincoln was murdered and some of his cabinet were injured by Southern sympathizers, so we do have an idea what have may happened if Lincoln had lost the election of second term, q.v., Lincoln's prophetic warning. Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday, Traditions: How Thanksgiving became an official holiday, something we can all be thankful for. ---
Lincoln made lots of things officially national. One might say the effects are still being felt. But Thanksgiving was celebrated by almost all States prior to it becoming national, and prior to that, Washington, Madison, and Monroe proclaimed national thanksgivings. It didn't become fixed as the 4th Thursday in November until 1941.
Tony would probably agree with "Lincoln's Prophetic Warning" except he would include the Jews. He sees Jews under every rock; you see RCs
Jim Lincoln wrote: Of course parents with ignorant or dull children who will want to avoid the tougher standards of common core. But, there will also will be parents who are enlightened and have smart kids, and perhaps will want to avoid common core for reasons given in the following article. theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/11/should-the-us-make-standardized-tests-harder/
There is always a call for national control and one size fits all education. (oops, I meant standards) Common Core is merely the latest attempt.
Frank wrote: Good thoughts Mike. But as long as you aren't saying that God can't raise up (or allow if you prefer) an evil system to use as His instrument to punish its citizens, to include His children for that matter or to bring about the coming of our Lord. Remember, scripture says that all governments will worship the antichrist and beast, Re. 13:7,8. That is the way I view Obama and all of the governments that I am aware of. Some are overtly evil and some are covertly evil, but none should be thought of as something we worship in place of our Lord and Savior. I think of governments as necessary evils.
Worship is a strong word. I certainly don't worship our system. But I do think it's one that takes into account the fallen nature of man, thereby limiting the damage that can be done by fallen leaders. As for God raising up, as example, the North Korean system to punish its citizens, one might wonder why the lost need such punishment on this Earth. I think he's more interested in disciplining his own children than the devil's.
God instituted government for a purpose, which is given in Romans 13:3,4, seldom quoted by those who like to quote verses 1 and 2.
Romans 13:3,4 "For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil."
It should be evident that if this is government's God-ordained function, then doing the opposite of this is not God-ordained. If rulers ARE a terror to good works, and NOT to the evil, they are NOT acting as God's ministers.
1517 wrote: The stupidity and down right zombie chants and signs are fascinating. "No justice, no peace", " the whole system is guilty, shut it down" are a couple. The media, race hustlers and hucksters, and frenzied ideological social media hype caused Ferguson, NOT officer Wilson. This country is lost.
There have been many racially motivated riots before. Like before, the burning and looting says more about the rioters than the country. But it does appear the chief community organizer is still promoting the chaos and division needed for the transformation to continue.
bang wrote: Who brought the gun into the situation in the first place? If the police did not carry guns then brown would be still alive. The mind set of shoot first ask questions later is built into the American psyche. Surrounded by gun stores full to the brim with guns, assault rifles and other deadly weapons in every shopping centre illustrates American shoot to kill policy justice!!!
Still at it, I see. You should worry more about your muslim takeover than our imaginary shopping center gun shops. They're good with knives, so you better remove them from your shops.
Frank wrote: I can't remember for sure but I think it was Harry Reid?? Of course they wanted Christ to set up His earthly kingdom prior to going to the cross and He refused, so it could have been Him. You have to give me more of a hint or information than that. You know how us ignorant southern boys think.
Wasn't a trick question, I didn't remember. I looked it up, and it was William Tecumseh Sherman. Apparently he said "I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected." Someone wanted him for the Republican candidate for president in 1884. Trivia question for the day, I guess.
So God institutes political power, i.e. government for man's benefit, and men who claim God as their God say it's not Christian to be involved in it. I guess they believe God wants only athiests and secularists in government. For man's benefit, of course.
From the news: "While Americans are focused on what delicious foods theyâ€™re going to eat for Thanksgiving, the White House is focused on releasing its massive regulatory agenda â€” marking the fifth time the Obama administration has released its regulatory road map on the eve of a major holiday. The federal Unified Agenda is the Obama administrationâ€™s regulatory road map, and it lays out thousands of regulations being finalized in the coming months. Under President Barack Obama, there has been a tradition of releasing the agenda late on Friday â€” and right before a major holiday. ...
Govt psych games. And practical, too, in that it won't receive much publicity.
I can't find scriptural backing for Christians to not be involved in any career direction. We're to avoid sin, but finding admonition to not be involved in politics just isn't there. Jesus didn't even tell the centurion (Luke 7) to hang up his sword and leave the military,(the arm of politics) but commended him for his faith.
Jim Lincoln wrote: I don't think President Obama has done anything llegal like Richard Nixon did, and just like Gerald Ford Vice President Biden could just pardon him anyway. We are to show respect our secular leaders, as this commentary ---
You're right, Obama's illegal doings are quite different from Nixon's.
And certainly we should show respect, especially if they are Democrats, right?
John UK wrote: Great points, Helps UK, and thanks for your sharing testimony. I do hope the poster with a first name beginning with M and the second also, does not vainly imagine you were referring to the arminist version of prevenient grace, seeing as you made it clear that a preparatory work of the Spirit is normal for those whom the Lord calls, and that this is not an "indwelling" but an enlightenment, a communication, an enlivening, whereby the Lord draws his redeemed soul to himself, ending thus with a genuine repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, upon which faith the sinner is justified. ---
You got me curious, John. What is the Arminian version of prevenient grace, since all grace is prevenient?