Wayfarer,I might guess that a lot of Christians have not seen the commercial. It sounds like it's par for the course though. Watching television must be like dumpster diving. There might be a nickel at the bottom but one has to get their hands dirty to get to it. And,anything goes now so television is fair game for all things unclean.
I can't believe that people still do this annual drill.People are so brainwashed. Didn't somebody once say something to the effect that people will spend money that they don't have to impress people that they don't like who really couldn't care less any way? The truth is so liberating! And Joe,most anything in the secular media is propaganda. Thank the Lord for his truth.
Yes,Diane.And I wouldn't be surprised to find that this annual observance has less than commendable origins too. What Christians do know,however,is that it is good to give thanks to the Lord EVERY day!
"I smell pickles",says Lurker. Dolores,I wouldn't be too quick to laugh-it was from your name.(typo in haste perhaps)
John,I would agree that you have a like-mindedness with Dolores. The conversations and personal rants of some on here remind me of teens in junior high school. I think that Frank is correct. There's no way that real Christians would post such comments-they're either computer-generated,plants/trolls or deeply insecure people starving for any kind of attention. Whichever,they are threatened by and wish to water down truth.
Dilores is the only one who isn't answering the questions and now she has managed to manipulate lurker to do her bidding. Way to go,lurker. Maybe you can answer for her then since she has you "defending" her. No one was attacking her,simply asking her to support her statements. If she just wants to small talk and socialize maybe she can email people personally. If she can't support her statements maybe she should retract them. Feelings don't make things true.
False accusations and coarse jesting should be addressed.On the positive side,at least,they do serve the purpose of revealing those who engage in such. It allows for fruit inspection. A Christian forum will be much like a Christian church-there will be Christians and professing Christians on/in it and we don't need to "put on a good front" for anyone else.People respect honesty.The Holy Spirit works through it all. I know of a time in my life when I was turned off by phony televangelists/charismatics as a non-believer. When I came across the real deal then (a true Christian) ,though,I saw a clear distinction so hearing/experiencing the professing stuff served a purpose. The fake is more apparent when set against the genuine.
Yes,Jim- RCs call themselves "Christian" which confuses the issue. Of course,sadly,a lot of professing Christians,particularly,the ecumenical and many charismatic ones would call the RCC "Christian" as well. It's no wonder that Whoopi would be ignorant too. Penn "...Deep down she has to know that its not true." The heart is deceitfully wicked. She probably actually believes the rhetoric and prides herself in it. Of course,we pray that her spiritual eyes would be opened.
I've also noticed that people can be evasive when unable to address valid questions by making statements like "...Too many tiny boxes of tradition created as litmus tests." RC "holidays" can't be backed by Scripture. It's one thing to be ignorant or naive on a subject and it's quite another to support something with a verse which,when put in context,only confirms that Christians should avoid those things which were a shadow- Colossians 2:16-17 16Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an Holy day, or of the New moon, or of the Sabbath days: 17Which are a shadow of things to come, but the body is of Christ. The holy day,new moons,sabbath -WHICH ARE A SHADOW What's worse than a Christian observing the Jewish feasts which were a shadow is a Christian observing a pagan day and dragging Christ into it?
(Galatians) 4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? 10Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. 11I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.
Why do Christians observe days/times? And,Dolores,if you make a statement,you should be able to support it (i.e. answer Ladybug)
As usual,no response to what should be easy questions for a Christian. Ladybug never shows off. She is very gracious and has much wisdom. I guess that would be threatening to you. Dolores,why is it that people who care to defend the truth are automatically the most sour/negative people that "you have met"? Maybe it's because you are of the same mind that the world is when it comes to carnal things. If what comes out of the mouth is an indication of what is in the heart as the Bible states then,Dolores,you have a pickled heart.
GSM,pencil man is probably referring to the sodomites who claim to be Christian. In many Christian circles,the NIV is readily accepted and that may very well be why so many churches and high profile "Christians" have no problem and even encourage immoral behavior/lifestyles. And,of course,then there are the "celebrities" like Bieber and Dr. Phil who appeal to those who love their sin and still want to believe that they are spiritual....and on and on a domino effect
Interesting, J Y, when and where did the wise men celebrate the birth of Christ? ...and why would that be a warrant for others thereafter to do so when no one did,even those who had been with Jesus? And,Ladybug,no surprise that a good question which you pose didn't get answered. -same situation,different topic- when people would prefer to wallow in their emotions rather than to acknowledge their error. I guess that it allows them to write AT LENGTH about themselves. Some Zin dude gets more attention than the topic at hand.
Dolores while "... this type thing is such a witness to people more so than the health,wealth sermons..."
Scripture stands well on its own. It is by his Word through which one comes to faith... not His word plus sentiment.
A lot of people who are wooed by artists/writers who manipulate feelings with God's Word are often times much like the soil in which the seed doesn't take root. -always placing their faith in experience over truth.
It's because the schools/government invented the disease like add and adhd. The same principle for most everything else that the government wants to control- create a problem for which they have the "solution". Children/people who can't concentrate,can't concentrate because they have been so conditioned by tv and media.