"The amillennial (lit. ‚Äėno-millennium‚Äô) position can be clearly traced from the apostles, through the early and later church fathers, through the medieval church, the Reformation, the Puritan movements, the evangelical leaders and revivals of the 18th‚Äď19th century and to most sound theologians of the 20th century."
Clearly traced from the apostles. Well there you go. Sounds like an objective summary of the main eschatological positions to me.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Why Mike of N.Y., we finally agree on something. (Why the war in Iraq was fought for Big Oil blah blah) I hope you're beginning to understand the Greedy Old Party. Oh, and some more details, oil-blah blah>
Actually you still appear to have a problem with math and history. We get little oil from Iraq, never did get much, and get less now than before the war. Hmmm. I wonder if it's enough to pay for a war for their oil?
btw, the war wouldn't have taken place without 77 Senate Democrats voting for it. But keep slinging dung- you never know, you might possibly fool somebody.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- I wish I remembered where the commentary from a person of Britain, pointing out they like their National Health Service. The U.S. is backward country when it comes to healthcare. ---
So the comment from a person of Britain pointing out they like the NHS is evidence enough for you? Wow.
Remember, there but for the grace of God go us, Jim. But as he withdraws his mercy from us as a nation for rejection of his truths, perhaps you will get your wish, and we will become less "backward."
The churches should leave their tax-exempt status behind, and speak with the freedom they have, openly and loudly. Freedom of speech is not something to be traded for money. Yes, churches should be involved in "electioneering."
Jim Lincoln wrote: Babyface Bush had an army in Iraq for years, but the only thing he was interested in was oil. Now that we don't have an army there, what are we or even can we do about The forgotten Christians of the East?
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- I only support the Administration action because it would dampen the support for the FBIinitative, better if the idea was killed out right, Mike of NY.
Paul, in Romans 3:8, thought it slanderous to damnation when he was falsely accused of saying "Let us do evil, that good may come." Jim, should you not have a problem with supporting evil, though you think good may come of it?
Two questions What status are covenant children? Who are they?are they Christians?
Secondly what is promised? That if they believe they will be washed and regenerated like the water washed their bodies?or that they already are the Lords and are washed already.?Please clarify their status and what is promised. I want to be reformed but need these questions resolved. Thanks.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Ah, good news! President Obama has done what he has threatened to do, and affirmed his support the LBGTs! hopefully this will kill off Faith-Based Initiative handouts the article I mentioned here by the way, is the one that was referred to in the first article that I put up.
"Ah, Good news! President Obama has done what he has threatened to do, and affirmed his support the LBGTs!"
Surely there must be some administration support of corruption and evil that you don't support, Jim. But it becomes less evident with each of your posts. Time for another compensating RCC post, don't you think?
Jim Lincoln wrote: Why is the Greens or anyone else determining that contraceptives are not considered immoral by some of their employees? Read the PDF file on Corporations, Milton Friedman says who is this fight benefiting stockholders? I never did invest in alcohol or tobacco companies for moral reasons, but as most stockbrokers would no doubt point out, mutual funds etc., that stressed they only moral choices are really bad investments (I can guarantee you they are. ) Apparently, I have pointed out The Inadequacy of Moralism enough This means that the Govt., will just fund Planned Parenthood more so women can get contraceptives, by the way Catholic women are big users of contraceptives, so all the Greens have probably done has strengthened Plan Parenthood and other organizations of the type. ---
Everybody's doing it, why shouldn't the Greens? Right Jim?
Jim Lincoln wrote: Depends on one's definition of religious liberty, /The Tea Party, the John Birch Society, and the Fear of ‚ÄúMob Rule‚ÄĚ: An Interview with Claire Conner I consider the John Birch Society and the new American magazine amence to religious liberty also. by the wayThe Inadequacy of Moralism
We know Jim. You repeat it often enough. Just for fun, how about answering GS Texas question?
Jim Lincoln wrote: Strat, the big joke was "the compassionate conservative," that babyface Bush pushed when he first ran for President. People kept laughing at him so hard that he finally stopped saying it. Something like the Buffett_Rule has to be implemented, we know for certain a Republican controlled government won't do it.
The Buffet Rule is dumb:
"The Buffett Rule is part of a tax plan proposed by President Barack Obama in 2011. The tax plan would apply a minimum tax rate of 30 percent on individuals making more than a million dollars a year. According to a White House official, the new tax rate would directly affect 0.3 percent of taxpayers."
Explain, Jim, how more money for govt will create non-government employment? As you know, the only thing an additional $10 in tax revenue does, is to encourage tax and spend Democrats and pathetic Democrat wannabes in the GOP, to spend $15 in new "investments".
Let Truth Prevail wrote: When Christ speaks judgment against the temple, he is proclaiming the end of the Jewish system of worship. When Christ picks his 12 disciples (not 12 tribes), it is the beginning of ushering a new system with new rules, a new covenant, not a system of man, not of land, but spirit indwelt people who are chosen by God for salvation. The old has been done away with, the new has been ushered in. The people of Faith in Christ are the chosen people. You cannot confuse corporate national election with salvific election. This is where the cult of dispensationalism goes wrong.
Yes indeed, now a cult is it? Let me break the news to you. Arrogance will never get you a convert to your world of redefinition and fuzzy theology.
John UK wrote: What with SteveR pronouncing his anathemas, and Strat branding all of us Christians liberal, there's never a dull moment here in the Smoking Room of SermonAudio, where we can all lay back in our armchairs and discuss the affairs of the world in perfect peace and serenity, smoking our pipes and spreading the daily papers out, occasionally grumbling and being negative, thus annoying the man in the next armchair. Anyone out there doing anything?
Good morning John. Afternoon there? I'm about to fetch me a bowl of cereal to begin my day. Doing any painting today? Hope your day is a fine one, bro.