Response Paul16135 - Everyone has the right and obligation to speak the truth regarding abortion. It is murder, and murder has nothing to do with a woman's "rights," but everything to do with the right to life of the child. God has made clear in His Word that murder is sin, therefore we have a moral obligation to stand for the rights of the unborn.
Jim, Ron Paul is clearly not an isolationist. He is a non-interventionist. I'm a Ron Paul voter. What he wants to do is stay out of the Sovereignty of other nations. Israel is FULLY capable of defending itself if it feels threatened, and it does act. How would we like it if a neighboring country had was doing to us. Do you think we want an outside country telling us what to do and how to react to such threats.
Non-interventionism â€“ Says that political rulers should avoid entangling alliances with other nations and avoid all wars not related to direct territorial differences (self-defense).
Excellent! ... an excellent job in giving historical context to the pericope and exhorting us to look deeper into what Paul is trying to say about being under the Lordship of Christ. I did a lot of work in college in New Testament studies so I appreciate his careful attention to Paul's words.
Before Christ had saved me I had listened to a lot of rap. I grew up with it in my house and it's the form of music that I had enjoyed. When Christ had saved me I could no longer listen to worldly lyrics that were in tge rap genre. Every concept in them was foul an disgusting and revolted me. I, then, started listening to some of the Christian alternative and rock bands which had plenty of worship but sometimes conflicted with what I knew to be theologically correct. I had discovered a little later about Christian rap and artists like Lecrae who had a natural talent to rap but also had deep theological meaning. I listen to Christian rap primarily. It doesnt take away or substitute for my quiet time. It doesnt substitute for prayer and it certainly doesnt substitute for the Bible. If we examined every kind of music genre out there im certain you will find that worldly things such as the concept of killing, drug and alcohol using, sex, etc. Were used in them at some point. Does that mean we shouldnt use that genre to worship and reach out?
It's time to skip McDonalds if I'm looking for fast food. Tough the company is not led by those with morals, yet perhaps if they begin to feel how their radical agenda is hurting their business, then maybe they shut down this evil kind of commercial. We also need to contact McD to let them know we are boycotting them.
Characters do represent ideologies response to "i'm sure the creators of Bugs Bunny had no intention of representing any sort of religion with their character"
I haven't listen to this sermon yet, but I do know that about authorial intent and there is strong reason to believe that Bugs Bunny is representative of a religion. Bugs Bunny is based off of the Native American religions' trickster character, the most well known being the coyote, who is a main character of many folk tales, which teach Native American religious "truths."
Most of the time creators or authors do have a specific intention in mind, now whether the audience is aware of the specific intention is another story.
Storytelling is a powerful tool for learning.
Excellent This was an excellent message. All TRUE Christians need to be aware of how much God loves His elect, united to His Son. For Jesus' sake, the Father does all things. For Jesus' sake, the Father loves the elect with the same love that the Father has had for the Son from all eternity. There is no greater love than this.