John Yurich USA wrote: Only someone who is totally off of their rocker would state that Trump is as corrupt as Clinton is. Trump is not corrupt since he has stated he would appoint justices to the Supreme Court and other Courts who are against abortion and homosexuality and has stated he would reverse all the evil policies of Obama.
Good Post John
n a discussion with Christians last night, this topic was discussed. Democrats who know their candidate is corrupt will still vote her in because of the judicial appointments, but many of the GOP might stay at home because they THINK Trump might be corrupt.
This election will determine the Supreme Court makeup for the next generation
Unprofitable Servant wrote: agree the Bible clearly teaches alms giving. Paul said, Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do. If you want to sell your house to so do, God bless you, I don't believe that you can properly say that is what God is teaching in Acts for all believers to do, maybe you aren't saying that, not trying to put words in your mouth. Churches and Christians should always do what they can to help those in need. The Bible says to do good to all men, especially those of the household of faith. He that lends to the poor lends to the Lord. You cannot out give God.
Hmm, nice, but this doesn't sound much like your post on the redistribution of wealth thread. Is it just what the definition of what 'poor' means to you?
ladybug wrote: Christ overturned the money changer tables in the temple because of their greed, so your concern isn't unfounded.
He overturned the tables of the money changers AND the seats of those who sold doves. My LORDs specific recorded rebuke was directed at those who sold the sacrifices not the money changers
John 2:16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.
I'm not siding with Conner or Allen, but its very possible that the system can be used to enrich the Church hierarchy. UPS says you aren't giving to the Pastor but a Church, which should be the case but not always. In some cases the Pastor, elders, and custodial fiduciaries take more than what is equitable, in other cases all of it
Lady_Virtue wrote: I'm glad to read this. I've not patronized this store since they announced this ludicrous policy. It would be a blessing if they made the decision to no longer kowtow to those confused about such a simple, basic matter because of their rejection of the Bible.
Have only been to Target a handful of times since the original boycott over abortion decades ago, but once was recently. A friend needed an adapter, and Target was the only store nearby who had the right one
Out of convenience we went there
btw- I never made a vow not to shop there, and disagree with boycotts that get people to vow not to shop there
On my last trip to Israel, there was a Roman Catholic Bishop flying first class. That kinda irked me, dont they take vows of poverty? Its like a 3000 dollar ticket. Anyways, Pastors historically were very well compensated and had the most respectable positions in Protestant society. The very fact that people now disdain the times they get a vacation means they dont honour the role of Pastor any longer. With that said, my Pastor is somewhat different. He for years rejected offers of pay raises, because he rather the money go to Church business than his own comfort. Its just the type of Godly man he is....but I understand he is the exception
Connor wrote: Steve, sorry for what I said, please forgive me, my aim in life is not to tear people down, what MS has told me is from the scriptures, so I'm at fault for the name calling. MS thank you for the exhortation, thank you for being a true sister that is not ashamed to stand for Christ. Laybug thanks for the link, I'll read it tomorrow, and thanks for the encouragement.
Tell me what you said, and I will tell you if I forgive you. Sounds like you at first didnt feel you said anything wrong, which tells me your pretend friends hit the report abuse abuse key on you. I say that because they never hit the report abuse key on each other and believe they have said some pretty naughty things
Rnel wrote: Penned wrote: buffoonery and dealt with the character of the situation (wasn't someone here today lamenting no one will get to the character of the situation?), then we'd stop with the WWIII Rosh madness and deal within with our problems. our problems have become a stench. What do you mean by Gog and Magog? I know about Ezek 38 - 39 Trying to understand what you said about that?
I think Penny is just concerned about Christian complacence in geomilitary affairs, implying the current NATO military buildup against Russia is partially being justified by neocon promoters of the dispensational accusation that Russia is Gog. Since Gog is the bad guy, bloodshed can be falsely supported.
btw- Talk to scholars at a yeshiva, and ask them who Gog of today is. It will surprise you
Observer wrote: Having spent more than 42 years reading and studying the Word of God, and still learning from it every single day, I am thrilled at the prospect you have before you. I hope your journey with the Bible is as thrilling as mine has been and continues to be. Thing is I still feel there is so much to learn and plumb the depths of, and compared to some others I know so little. Praise God he gives every child of his this spiritual hunger for his word and does not disappoint when they come to table for their daily food. Feed with relish and let it strengthen you each day for what the Master has in store for you. Only be faithful in everything you do, and look to the Lord for blessing. Lord bless you Kev. BTW, a thorough study of the Theophanies (preincarnation appearances of the Lord) makes a thrilling study, as does the names of God and his attributes. Gotto go. Catch y'all later.
2 Timothy 3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Kev wrote: Wow now you are comparing your vile comment to the OT? Why don't you just see your error and confess it and apologize. That is what someone born of the Spirit would do. Do you not see your own sin?
Christophers Priest jumping off a bridge, or the girl he knew being dragged to her death by a PaterPan bus is somewhat tame by OT standards.
Kev wrote: Do you not see the evil in your own comment Steve. If I was you I would apologize. Do you apologize when you do something that is not right because it bothers you on the inside. I know I sure do. You are the one who brought up this in a vile manner. Hard to say hey Steve is born again when you don't see the vileness in your words or you don't apologize for them. With all the things I've seen you write out of line yet you have never apologized or changed your way.
Lots of truth is not pretty, take the events of the OT for example. Are you going to base your ministry apologizing for the Scriptures to please your listeners?
Christopher000 wrote: Thanks Observer, I pictured him snickering as he sent the comment. What comes to mind for me is not some joke, but a broken man who felt he couldn't take life or his failures (addictions) any longer, and probably realizes since then what a terrible mistake he made. That's what I think about.
The principle of projection is well-established in psychology.
wiki- Psychological projection (or projection bias) can be defined as unconsciously assuming that others share the same or similar thoughts, beliefs, values, or positions on any given subject. It is a psychological defense mechanism whereby one "projects" one's own undesirable thoughts, motivations, desires, feelingsâ€”basically parts of oneselfâ€”onto someone else (usually another person). Thus, projection involves imagining or projecting the belief that others originate those feelings
Kev wrote: Looks like you are sticking up for this abdominal practice that Brother Christopher pointed out going on. Why did you attack him? Do you not think that what he was talking about is just a form of sorcery that the Lord finds abominable? They are trying to cause God to work for them by rituals they perform. I would qualify that as sorcery would you not SteveR?
We have several here on this board that have over 100k miles on the brooms already who practice a craft far more evil than the neighborhood nun
Kev wrote: Christopher I would go as far as calling it sorcery or witchcraft from the example you gave. It's no different then some magic spell, maybe even worse since they try to mix Elements of the true God into it.
Maybe Christopher is the demonic spell
Do you the priest that married he and his wife shortly thereafter jumped off a bridge?
Kev wrote: Steve if you cared about the people in the RCC you would also tell them to come out from that idolatrous group. Just as I have told John Y many times. You should not be assuring him that it is ok to stay in the RCC. He is without excuse because he knows it is wrong. He is not a new convert and hasn't figured out the truth. He can read and anyone who can read the bible should be able to figure out what they are into is wrong. It's actually loving to point out and expose the RCC. This is why I have told John Y many times of his error. I tell him because I care. To point out the RCC is in fact loving. Assuring someone to stay in their sin well, you wouldn't tell a homosexual just keep at it, it's fine. Idolatry is an abomination to the Lord like many other sins. If you believe there are some of God's people among the RCC that is all the more reason to speak out about the RCC.
""Open Letter to RCC Saints
I request you all find a good Reformed Church and grow in the Christian Faith. SteveR""
Phillip Mezzapelle wrote: Dear Jim, thank you for posting the website to the article. I have read it and plan to look it over again. It is a healthy reminder to all christians that the only way to avoid running into extremes, is to have a Biblical perspective, and to see things the way God sees them. In reading this article I was also reminded that I am guilty of spending to much time criticizing our politicians, and not enough praying for them. Still, I can't help but wonder if God is judging us and punishing us for all our sins and backslidings, even through the current political climate. Lastly, let's never forget that in 1 SAM.8, Israel committed a grievious sin in wanting a king. A sin for which they paid a dear price.
Deuteronomy 17:14 When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me;
Deuteronomy 17:15 Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.
J.C wrote: I spent over two years teaching in a foreign country with a mission that had a no dating policy for singles...... I had badly wanted to get married ever since I was 18..When I returned home God led me, through some miraculous circumstances to a wonderful, Godly wife. I was 25, she was my first girlfriend. Waiting on God for those years was very difficult for me, but I do believe he blessed me for it......Our second child is due in January and we r moving this fall to a native american rez to serve him there....Just my testimony.
Thank you for sharing that. Neat testimony, and I think the men of Benjamin would agree