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But slowly and quietly a revolution is taking place. A growing number of prominent evangelical theologians and pastors are beginning to speak in favour not just of tolerating gay men and woman, but preaching that they should be welcomed and recognised as good moral Christians That's an oxymoron ,you can't be a good moral Christian and be an openly practicing homosexual. Jesus didn't condemn the prostitute,he just said go sin no more. We are all sinners and fall far short of the glory of God. Until we as Christians start calling sin for what sin is we are increasingly being the salt that is good for nothing but to be trampled apon.
My sympathies for all the people that lost loved ones in Newtown. However I have trouble with the double standard in this country. Innocent killing is sanctioned in Washington through endless wars on innocent people. Our society sanctions the murder of innocent unborn babies by the millions. We live with killing 24 hours a day by our media through cartoons and through shows that glorify killing. Further more we kick God out of our institutions from Gov to schools and wonder why he's not protecting us. The hypo racy of our culture is appalling and quit frankly disturbing. Any sane person can see the seeds have been sown and the crop is ripe for harvest. One final thought! Who cries for the innocent people Americans have killed around the world...Who!
My sympathies for all the people that lost loved ones in Newtown. However I have trouble with the double standard in this country. Innocent killing is sanctioned in Washington through endless wars on innocent people. Our society sanctions the murder of innocent unborn babies by the millions. We live with killing 24 hours a day by our media through cartoons and through shows that glorify killing. Further more we kick God out of our institutions from Gov to schools and wonder why he's not protecting us. The hypo racy of our culture is appalling and quit frankly disturbing. Any sane person can see the seeds have been sown and the crop is ripe for harvest.
David Green and his family continue to set a great example that we all should follow. Praise God for generous hearts.
Giving is an incredible double blessing (more blessed to give than to receive) and he is wise to not hoard the riches that God has entrusted to him. It's great to be challenged with how he does his giving while he's living and equally good to know that even after his death many others will be impacted for the kingdom with plans for unprecedented gifts once he's in heaven.
Isn't it great to see #79 of the Forbes 400 provide such a God honoring public testimony? If men and women like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Larry Ellison, Charles and David Koch, the Walton's, Michael Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos, Sheldon Adelson, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and the atheist George Soros would repent, turn of their ways and follow the one and only true Saviour; imagine the worldwide impact the testimonies and resources of these and others could do. Maybe they will read David's story and God will use that to soften their hearts.
As I write these comments it is a reminder for me to pray for salvation of men, do the best I can to be a good steward of the resources to which I am entrusted and to be a great Ambassador for Jesus Christ.
Clearly biased Trevor! My observations from Canada are that Obama over promised and under delivered. True he inherited a mess but the demarcates controlled both houses for two years and yet Brack could not pull off the hope and change that he ran on. He spent two much political capital on Obama care that most Americans wern't in favor of, trying to ensure his legacy. As a result he lost some valuable power in the mid term elections and as a result couldn't fight the real fight which was the dismal economy.
Great Sermon! Love your insights on Paul Ryan. Unfortunately I think Ameeican is solidly down the socialist mentality road of give me give me and sense of entitlements thinking. I personally think your going over the ecomic abyss, how ever I hope and pray I'm wrong.
Fire and Brimstone Bryan you mentioned in one sermon about the fire in hell burning from fire and brimstone giving off no light. I'm trying to find info to substantiate your point. Otherwise I'm enjoying your thought provoking and right on messages. Keep up the good work. Randy
Sensationalism Bah Humbug... Hope the people of Greece hang the greedy banks and than get on with their lives. The only people who should be worried is the greedy investor, the financiers and the bankers of this world.
If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. James 1:26-27
The problem isn't religion, but with the man who practices it. If it is pure and undefiled before God it will reflect the purity of God's word as it reflects the exhortation, in spirit and truth, found in Romans 12:1-2. It will be found to be abiding in Christ as the Lord himself teaches us in John 15.
The issue comes down to what religion are you following: Is it that religion which is according to the flesh, after the traditions of men? Or is it that religion which is through the Spirit, according to the word of God? Is it that religion which causes you to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?
Why I Left wrote: Sorry: I didn't realize this was a Catholic Non Catholic debate thread. I thought it was about Rob Bell. But then again, no matter what the News Topic is, it imediatly turnes into a denomination debate, or a bible version debate. Have fun guys. Nothing has changed here in ten years.
I don't blame you for giving it up. I tried to adrees it myself. But you will find that most of the usual posters are either unwilling, or incapable of staying with the topic. They will defend their disorders, and demonize your determination. Pretending that they are far above your small mindedness, they will insult you. Having some freedom to travel, it's amazing how someone's tone changes when you show up at their doorstep wanting to discuss the matter on a Mt. 18 basis
"When you read the Bible (especially Genesis), do you read it as if it's a news article or as rich instructive literature?" When I read any part of the Bible, including Genesis, I read it with the mind that it is God's word. That if I hope to comprehend it, it must be by the same Spirit that inspired it to give me a heart to understand it. Thus to trust in, and in trusting seek the Lord for his wisdom in it, and not to lean on my (i.e., man's flawed imaginations of what is logic and reason) own understanding is the course best set for those who would know and comprehend the word of God. It would be kind of odd to take a genealogical record of someone and say that they are all historical characters, except one. Which one of those listed in Genesis 5 is to be taken as a literal person? Which person then taken as literal is said to be born of non-literal person? Just Adam? What is actually amazing is all the scholars who don't appear to see the obvious: what should we call all those who born from the first man, who God named Adam? Perhaps we might call them after their first father-Adam. Maybe its something to obvious for scholars to comprend, but that only children would understand.