Unprofitable Servant wrote: Ahhh, thanks, and I quote. J4J, maybe we are saying the same thing but timing is different. In order for us to be on the same page you need to throw out your anti-Calvinistic thinking. (if you want to be an anti-Calvinist that is your choice but we can't let it cloud this issue) 1. Someone unregenerate hears the gospel 2. The Spirit quickens them to life so they see their need of Christ, grants them repentance and faith. 3. THEY EXERCISE that faith and call upon the name of the Lord for salvation. Note, no forcing, they call, but the enablement FOR THEM TO CALL came from the Spirit. The verses that support this have been given several times already. You have already acknowledge men need the Lord's help to be saved. Will not address what and I quote said at this point.
Sounds good to me.
Most every night I pray God will convict my unsaved family members of their sins and their need for a savior. They certainly don't see their need for a savior therefore I pray that God will open their eyes to the need for Salvation in Christ alone.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Tablets Viewing Obamacare Plans in One Step Anne slightly more tha. 50% want Universal heathcare. Ever hear of rendering unto Caesar? --or the good Samaritan?
The good Samaritan was under no government obligation to aid or help the man who fell among thieves. He did it out of the goodness of his heart. ACA is government mandated, for both provider AND receiver of care.
Lisa wrote: Sorry this artical is so biased and warped I couldn't stomach reading it right to the end. What evidence do they have that depo provera causes HIV ? All hormonal contraceptives have ( low rate) side effects and some severe but compared to people having a recurrent unwanted pregnancies, the risk is minuscule. I would be quite happy to believe that bill gates was a bad guy, but this artical is simply manipulation of non medically trained people to see bad where there is none. To make an understanding of this you need to look at statistics and population studies....this artical is scaremongering load of trash.
Well, it is The New American, which if I remember right is the magazine of The John Birch Society. Anything from them, Huffington Post, WND, or similar firnge outlets I take with a grain of salt.
Mike wrote: ...The Tea Party faction as you call it, is here to stay...
I hope you're right. It'd be a lot stronger if more people payed their "fair share" of taxes, which would greatly increase awareness of how expensive government has become and how much we the tax-payers are paying for it.
Then again, if everybody paid their fair share, there might not even be a need for a tea party.
Will wrote: I think using the number 16 skews the numbers a little bit. Not that I think the economy is getting better, but 16 is a high school sophomore. Personally, my theory is that my highschool work is my job, and that next year, my college studies will be my job.
I'm told youth unemployment is really high now too. Perhaps these writers are just trying to complain about both youth AND adult unemployment in the same article.
It was more than confusing enough growing up in the late 60s and early 70s, having to adjust to the changing sex roles (from mom keeping the home while dad worked into both mom and dad working while home is empty). One can only imagine the additional havoc same-sex guardians will eventually have on the overall development of the current batch of kids. I'm 52 now and have lived long enough to see the trend go from bad to worse.
Open adoption and surrogate parenting have been pushing this 3-parent idea for some time, but I never realized it would lead to further legitimization of the "gay family". Just more confusion to further inundate the already morally bankrupt West these days.
SF from TX wrote: Who cares what se believes. It's pointless when you're lost....which she is. Sorry but a born again Bible believing Christian will not be caught dead parading around in her under garments (swimsuit-same thing except ones water proof). Pageants are pathetic and dumb. And really participating in one is no different then being a stripper/harlot. You get paid to walk around in inappropriate clothes so that the world can look at you. How honorable! Sarcasm. Sigh, I'm sure she'll be well talked of like Kylie and Bethany Hamilton-neither who are different then the world.
I'm mostly with you on this, which reminds me of pro-football athletes who voice their christian morals while participating in an activity that tempts people away from church (most pro-football games are broadcast on Sunday).
Same is true with this woman. The words are good and true, but the source/context, not so much. Unless you want to argue that she may be one of the few ways to reach young unsaved men, even while they're drooling over her walking around in a bikini. Gotta start somewhere, I guess.
penny wrote: well, this is a conversation 40 years too late.
I was there (40 years ago) when people one and two generations ahead of mine were terrified of "overpopulating the earth" and "ruining the Earth's ecology". It may sound strange now but the fear was palpable and wide-spread.
We were so fearful back then that we did our best to program subsequent generations to have far fewer kids than they could have and should have.
All it did was create a huge future vacuum to be filled by people from other nations.
I'm not against immigration but we wouldn't need so many immigrants if we had just remained calm and simply grown our own population in the first place.
CS wrote: There are still some faithful Pastors on this SA site that preach against the old harlot rome! John Greer Ralph Ovadal Greg Price David Carson many more these are just some that come to mind
I was trying to remember his name (John Greer), who's sermons I've enjoyed but haven't heard in many years (once commonly featured on Family Radio's Conference Echos program before H. Camping took that ministry down the tubes).