U S, I hear people talk to one another about their viewing habits...anyone can hear them...really I don't get my news from entertainment sites...am I wrong,U S, has entertainment attire changed? The rockettes will cover their bodies for the address? Cheerleaders stopped wearing apparel like underwear?etc. I know that many Christians watch pro football and I know that they must know how cheerleaders dress. They used to line up as the players would come out on the field. They don't do that any more? The nfl has decided that they are unnecessary,I suppose? My experience is not the standard...but does appear to be the norm for the nation as a whole. CCM wouldn't be so popular if Christians had not compromised. Most Christian radio stations play the junk and these artists,many of them,are pro-sodomy. You don't know this? Even this site has an article about Carrie Underwood. Only sexual deviants...indeed...so why do you let your girls so dress or have no problem with others who do? There are sexual deviants everywhere.Protect your children.Don't allow them to be baring their bodies. Kev,not a rabbit trail-direct connection to lesbian "pastors". Compromise in sexuality/dress paved the way for them. You don't like it-it's called judgment.
...kinda like the legalization and glamorization of alcohol... No one saw this coming down the pike? ...probably won't be too long before churches will have "pot"luck dinners. They don't call pot "dope" for nothing.
Perhaps then,U S,you would refrain from judging others then too,including lesbians,since we all sin based on your reasoning. I know what goes on because I run across other Christians who talk about what they do and what they watch. I have been in many churches that love to talk more about football and television than the word of God. I used to watch television and know what used to be on it and based on how others talk and news articles and the like,it's not difficult to figure out the landscape of this nation and the church.Of course,"christian" "artists" and celebrities like those in the duck show are not very discreet either.Pretty simple to figure it out. One can figure that the trash may stink based on what is placed in the garbage dump without actually being there. Grace is not cheap. The more one loves God,the more they will abhor sin. It's not cute that many Christians will allow their daughters to dress immodestly even for sports nor is it cute that boys are encouraged to be sport fanatics and be up to speed on the latest entertainment/celebrity. This nation is under judgment for allowing its women to be objectified,its babies to be murdered and its men to be self seeking.
Mike,inflation just really jumped overnight. My rent didn't increase over a period of time. It literally jumped from one day to the next just after the election. Another lie-the economy is "good". Maybe for the wealthy.
You must live in another world,U S. I'm hard pressed to find any churches which don't have these parties or don't go the way of the world.I'm sure that there are some,just few and far in between. Apparently,yours is one of the few. Of course,none of your congregation will be tuning any where else. Many churches don't speak of sexual sins but many of them do watch the same worldly programs and allow their congregation to dress as they wish. At least,they're not hypocritical in that regard...after all,if we are the church,what's the point of "observing" a dress code on one day and then breaking it the rest of the week?...or for that matter,even having a dress code if the members violate it in the programs that they watch? Do we have part-time standards and then applaud ourselves for being "good" in church? There is a connection between the next guy in office and the Christian-for many Christians,he is the answer and many will not miss his entertaining address even though there will be questionable entertainers. If it's good for the goose...so it goes. If women are allowed to entertain in their underwear at such a venue and be the terminal "objects" which they think that they need to be,then why not men too? Why not sodomites? You lose your light when you compromise.
Adriel,there is a conflict of interests. It's interesting how,even in shows like Andy Griffith,there was compromise from season to season...the later episodes have the characters smoking cigarettes,drinking,gossiping,winking at sin (Barney had been looking at porn,another character had written a letter about the see-through attire of the women in the big city,) and on an on...even Aunt Bea drinks wine. Aunt Bea,at one point,wouldn't even have used rum in a rum cake. Hollywood and Christianity are opposites and neither needs the other.
U S, and how many churches will be having super bowl parties? You're saying that the pastors who look at porn weren't saved? Statistics would show otherwise. Pastors who commit adultery are allowed to continue to preach as well. If churches may be excused for their various sexual sins then how may one speak out against any other sexual sin? ...not such a broad brush.Many women would not be dressing as they do at church nor would the church feel compelled to lure the world in with carnality if not for compromise and a falling away from Scripture decades ago. The church is where it is because of compromise.Many churches wink at sexual sin and now they are upset because what isn't their particular choice of sexual sin is being more readily accepted in churches. This is called judgment. The next guy in the big office will have "dancing girls" in their underwear perform at his big address...many people,Christians included,won't have a problem with it.We've accepted that as normal but if similarly dressed sodomites were to get in a kick line and perform,the Christians would have a fit. Double standard.
This is abominable but expected. How many pastors have been into porn and such,never mind those in the congregation? Churches have paved the way for this and many don't see it...for the beam in their eye.
Looking at porn is as adultery. We're so far from Scripture that many of us have followed after the "god" of this world. Is anyone really taken aback by this trend?
I'm not persuaded either,Dave...kinda like the ongoing propaganda of the "benefits" of a glass of wine or beer
Drink grape juice already.
...just think how much better off we would be without the booze? I don't know of anyone who needs it medicinally. It's conveniently overrated and so too will be pot. ...can't wait until they have non-toking areas due to the stench.
There was no need to speak of what Mary wore while worshiping. While some who dress modestly may not have a right spirit,those who don't never do. ...kinda like the flip side of faith and works-if one loves the Lord,they will hate that which is contrary to Him. When a professing Christian chooses to dress immodestly or is not bothered by those who do,they are mocking God. A good sermon on SA- Jason Young Harlotry and Idolatry -perspective from Scripture Only among some will one be reprimanded for caring about modesty issues. Of course,the charge is always "legalism".
...just wondering whether or not he'll be waving the rainbow flag then too. -seems odd that many who are like-minded would "oppose" him... Won't he be having questionable entertainment any way? The show must go on,I suppose...give the people what they want.
He is going to fix everything,right? I don't know about anyone else but this "strong" economy has jumped up my rent almost a hundred dollars,not to mention the food prices,etc.
Placing faith in an ecumenical playboy is not wise. We can always pray that he will abandon his ecumenical/dubious ties and truly come to know the Lord though. He'll either be the biggest puppet/pawn or one who "lost" it all to gain what matters most.
U S,I wasn't but he certainly was. If you get a chance,look him up. He could certainly "inspire" and move people.I do think that he was sincere and was not money motivated. In listening to him,however,I don't think that he was saved at the time...not sure if he ever did get saved. I brought him up in this thread because I am hoping that Zuckerberg is starting to consider deeper things and will hear the Word of God in the process. That would be great news...for it never goes out void. Thank you,U S
Christopher and others,even J Y can't believe what he posted...striking contradiction...."they will believe every Catholic doctrine, they will be made to go to Confession 2 times a month and they will be made to be Altar Servers ...while they trust in Christ alone"
He's messing with us.
Trusting in Christ alone (our High Priest) negates the need for faux ones eager to listen to the peoples confessions...as if they could absolve them to begin with. Clowns.
...and doesn't even J Y say that he doesn't believe every RC doctrine?
J Y appears to be a computer generated devil's advocate. I will say this though...he certainly provides us with ample opportunities for witnessing to lost RCs.
Before I knew Christ,I used to like to listen to Leo Buscaglia. He had a "love" message and was drawn to the idea of compassion for all...of course,I didn't really understand love until I met the Savior...Who is the only way to the Father. Let's pray that this guy can figure out that there cannot be many ways to Heaven and that the difference between Christianity and all of the other religions is the difference between man making his way versus the only sinless One Who could or did make a way for all of mankind. One sin disqualifies the rest of us.
U S,I'm guessing that you would have no problem with the end of naivete scenes since you are really observing Christ's Incarnation on the RC's phony date? Maybe Christians will,at least,stop going along with "christmas" and the rest of the lies that go along with it. It's just very odd to me that,while the Scriptures say to proclaim all of His works, anyone finds it necessary to focus on one aspect of it which would be mute if not for the finished work. Considering,that if not for the RCC,those who are so zealous in its defense,wouldn't be celebrating it at all. Then again,there is so much Christian "liberty"... and family traditions which to uphold that there is less a distinction between the world and the church. If there is a distinction, then one is labeled as a prude. May we be so like Christ. Adding to Scripture is something that the RCs do,not Christians.