Just who does this guy think that he is? Oh yeah,he is sorely deceived or flat out evil. Another good read- "The Gospel According to Rome"-John McCarthy Good comment,Frank. The "mistake" was no mistake at all and helps to affirm Who it is alone that forgives.
Christopher,I apologize if you took offense to my posts and I don't view you as an instigator. My posts were not to be a personal attack nor meant to be condescending. I was/am seriously questioning how Christians could defend pro sports,given that they are used to objectify women and to appeal to debauchery. It saddens me that we are so used to hetero sensuality that we don't seem to realize the damage that it does...especially to our children. Little girls will want to emulate the vile female role models and little boys will see things that they ought not which will influence they way that they view women. Never mind the double standard that screams out to the sodomite. I really believe that we are where we are as a nation because we have excused and promoted hetero carnality along with the murder of babies. The children that we do have,we sacrifice over to a vile media. We are only appalled by sodomites. Even a presidential candidate hopeful is proud of his wife who is indiscreet. He may very well be the next president. He certainly reflects a lot of our nation's values and is blind to the sensuality that consumes us and which we consume. ...only saddened for the vulnerable.
s c from Oh...learn to spell if you're going to try to steal my identity. And I would have never said anything that you said though I do feel bad for the women and children that are stuck with men who watch junk. I guess that being equally yoked is a good idea before people consider marriage otherwise they have to put up with the world's ways in their own household.
And who are those in Revelation that are asking Jesus, "did we not cast out demons in YOUR NAME,and did we not prophecy"? To which He says-depart ...I never knew ye. It sounds like people who claim to know Christ.
To Bro.- maybe the same way that they voted for all of the other so-called Christian/conservative presidents. It would appear that our choices are very limited but everything is well in the grand scheme of things and we are probably just reaping to that which we have sown.
In answer to, "...Why is the Atheistâ€™s main target always Jesus of Nazareth, and never Buddha, Confucius, or Mohammed?" Maybe because there is only power in Jesus. No one is intimidated by "gods" that can't speak,see or hear.
U S,I have never stated that I was a woman in a post to you. You must have misinterpreted something that was said...nor did I say that I was saved in my 20's,etc. One may refer to me as "s C". Simple. And, to the poster that said... "There are nearly 6 million woman in the state in which you live, more woman than men by the way. But you shouldn't worry, we have figured out who you are and we know where you live and have your house under surveillance." I am under a greater surveillance system than any other that man could possibly hope to have...and so are you. Thank the Lord! "Condescending" is an inappropriate call. Maybe careful reading or rereading of posts might help. And to make up reasons why someone stands against something based on psychology is lame. A lot of Christians who are zealous in exposing evil are ones who have been delivered out of what people in the world exalt. Surmising is looked down in the Bible. It's good to get the facts before you make up tales.
"Fighting the good fight" and such probably were meant to be understood in spiritual terms. Further,if Paul or any true Christian had gone into the coliseum,they probably would not have come out but would have been devoured...kind of like what happens today. Just because exercise profits a little,doesn't mean that we should read more into it than that. "Exercise" does not translate into the pro sports of today which are just tools to legitimately pimp out women and to bait addicts,including alcoholics and gamblers. Seriously,why would a God fearing person want to support or be party to such?
I did not say that I was saved in my 20s. I did not tell you that I was a woman. I didn't say that I was a 16 year old. Further,a saved 16 year old boy would be keenly aware of scantily clad women on the magazines and could also make such an observation. Good for them. Discernment is for both genders. Knowing which gender that I am for the topics to which I address are not necessary any way. Suggesting that most people who watch things like pro football are carnal is not an offensive statement.Most of the unsaved people love pro football. And if cheerleaders aren't seen,why are they there? Not for the players? Not for the audience? And yet,I often will hear a lost person speak about them. Just as an aside- there is a reason that the world is drawn to the worldly things. Why are Christians? If the world loves it,chances are,it's probably not pleasing to God.
Thank you,S F. Mike,using the example of running the race to the Greeks,is hardly an endorsement of such. Somehow I can't envision Paul or Jesus standing on a stage or on a football grid participating and being engrossed in all of the tripe that comes with it. Would any of you put on some football or cheerleading garb to meet with the Lord? I guess that we have been so conditioned to accept things that we don't even think about them. We're only upset with the popular sin du jour to hate-homosexuality. And,of course,many can't tolerate the truth. Them's fighting words. And people who point out the truth are just "toxic". Any way,analogies and illustrations are not automatically endorsements.
Again,if the shoe doesn't fit,you shouldn't be so upset. No one was personally attacked,except me, but I consider the source. I totally do not apologize for coming against depravity. This some how doesn't get addressed. You all are defending it or you are blind to it? You say that you love children and the country but you are more concerned about someone speaking against the nfl then you are about the innocent ones who are getting harmed by all of the smut. Do you want your children to be indiscreet and arrogant,imitating the sports and celebrity idols that you all defend? And if we are to be so open about our gender,what in the world is a "lurker"? Idolators will not inherit the kingdom of God. I fear for you...not trying to be harsh...just serious.
Lies from psychology are consistent too. Maybe this guy needs to visit Chicago. Better yet,maybe he needs to hear the word rightly divided so that he can see the problem is sin and that he too has contributed to the ills of society...as have we all.
Gossiping is not good,especially when it is built on presumptions. I have never said which sex that I am.-not confused,just wise. You all can quit with the presumptions. There is a thing called righteous judgment. Has it ever occurred to any of you that this country is under judgment because we are a sexually perverse nation? The homosexuals see the hypocrisy of a lot of so called Christian's walk. If only you all would care about their salvation as much as you do about misjudging my comments-assuming that they are ill-motivated out of some kind of bad experience. We are to hate that which is evil. I will stand in good company with the others,mostly pastors,who will expose pro sports and all of the carnality that is part and parcel to them. Christopher,I said "most" men. If you can navigate junk please share. SA has an article about the junk on during half time. It's interesting that many of you would be more upset with the "black panther" and lgbt element of it than the hetero sensuality that is so common to it. If you are insensitive to the hetero carnality,don't expect to be effective in speaking out against the sodomites. Dave,prayer request noted.
Not that you would misjudge,of course,Carol who is against haranguing "... what you and some others post is nothing more than a continual haranguing." Any one actually want to address the post or are you all such avid pro sports fans that you are blind-sided? Talk about idols! I have to ask you Carol,if you're married,does it please you that your husband and children would look at such immodesty and carnality? Do you think that are unfazed? What about the children in this country that are bombarded ad nauseum with this junk? Don't you care? Are you a Christian? Children shouldn't even know who Beyounce is.
Wondering presumes much without knowledge...not knowing whether or not s c is male or female but I suppose such posts made help to assuage guilty consciences. In doing so,it's much easier to try to assign sin to me than to answer the questions like "Why do Christians watch what the article states?" It's interesting that people always have a problem only with the other Christians that try to address the sins that they wish to ignore but are always the first to cry about the sexual sins of the sodomites. I just wonder if any of you all will be watching the nasty football league when they decide to have queerleaders. It would be interesting to see whether or not you might take offense with them. On the other hand,if you don't have a problem with men in skin tight pants,maybe not.
Carol,who accuses people of "...who want to push their own personal convictions on everyone else." I guess Christians ought not to rebuke that which is counter to God's word? And,given your reasoning,I guess anything goes,including the half time show. How is one to be light to those in the dark again? Liberty in Christ is not license to sin or to use for the flesh nor following a bunch of rules but it is greater in that we are free from those things that are displeasing to God. Which things? Those things which follow the principles in the Bible. Now,not only is it a sin to commit adultery outwardly but one is in sin when one thinks on such inwardly. Obviously, the admonition for "don't touch,etc." would not apply to those things which God laid out in principle to be abominable or sinful. Example: pornography or images of naked/sexually dressed people is not a neutral item in the Bible and is not now excused. As would be taking drugs for recreation. To do so,is still a sin. Etc. "All things lawful",doesn't mean EVERYTHING.Common sense and sensitivity to God's Spirit is necessary.
And Christians watch this stuff because? I guess all of the inappropriate junk that people didn't have a problem with before has now grown to the point that even "conservatives" who watch it might take issue with it...at least,the "objectionable" parts. Are Christians really surprised? Why would you watch Beyounce to begin with? At least,the black panther costume may have provided more coverage.
I did grow up in America and I wasn't always saved. I remember that pro football players wore unusually tight pants. So,unless things have improved for the better,I'm guessing that they still do. I can't believe that none of you ever heard a reference to that,especially from women who would make derogatory comments on such. No,I'm not referring to myself. And please don't presume to know more than has been posted here. And,of course,living in this society,one doesn't have to watch junk to know that there is junk to watch. Unsaved people watch it and our society couldn't exist if it wasn't for the crud movies,tv programs or sports events du jour. One only needs to be able to hear,sadly,to be aware of all of the garbage that the world around them consumes and that is forced on our children. I also wonder why it is that some men can be so brutish when disagreeing with someone. We're not all to answer as Christians? What was wrong with my suggesting that most men who watch pro sports are carnal? Ever wonder why the world and pagans love it? If you can somehow navigate all of that junk in it and watch it,please do the rest of the people a favor and share.