Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.
You publicly admit to hiding your faith from your elders and not being of one mind. If you can't find a Scriptural church, why not house church? Obey the Apostle John in his instructions above
First century women held high positions in pagan temples (e.g. oracles). The idea that this is a first century matter is ridiculous. Women would of been just as capable back then as now. Fighter pilots have nothing to do with this issue. This is an issue of social ordering. Parents are still to be obeyed by children. We are still required to submit to elders and civil ministers. Imagine the chaos of a wife elder ruling over a husband who is the head.... the bible never meant these situations to be determined by culture. Christianity was born out as counter cultural
Well, in seriousness, I think there are three reasons we all disagree with Jim on politics. One, Jim appears to reject one of the three uses of God's Law, general welfare. The law can not redeem, so I agree with him on the evils of moralism, but the law can contain evil via incentives and disincentives, and it can restore victims. Two, the historic protestant distinction of separation of church and state isn't the same as the modern liberal view of separation of God and state. Jim appears to believe religion can be kept out of politics, I disagree. The state is ruled by humanism today. Three, Jim appears to believe that badges make men more competent or moral, I disagree. That's why I believe in limited, divided government. It is a means to restrain the full horror of human evil in government. I believe paleo conservative views are more protestant while statism is more papist
I know Bush carries blame contributing to our downfall. My joke was at Jim. Every time someone criticizes Obama he brings up some republican third party that has nothing to do with Obamas personal failings.