Christopher000 wrote: , and how long it's been since it mattered, especially in todays age of technology, availability of the printed Word, etc. Seems to me that its more a matter of a long time practice disappearing that's causing outrage when the bibles in rooms really do nothing to bolster Christianity,
Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
S.Taylor wrote: 1 hour ago SteveR from Mt Zion writes: S.Taylor wrote: First hand observation tells me that this is not true. That might be a reflection of the church you are attending. We are less than 10% divorce rate when BOTH spouses regularly attend Church together, and ZERO when both also attend Sunday School. Praise The Lord for your churches statistic. Twenty years ago we switched to a church with a zero divorce rate as well.
Now I understand your initial comment. I too think the divorce rate by those that would classify themselves as Christian on a survey would match the secular world.
James Thomas wrote: Arminian,Calvinist are man made labels to identify his understanding of Scripture. Saints,brothers,believers are God inspired terms to identify those saved. See the problem? I can't answer that question as you have presented it as all the terms are not defined by God. God did not use those terms to identify the saved. One question that can provide the answer is: Does sin still gratify you? A man in right relation to God will not be gratified by sin as God has defined it in the Bible. Nor will he attempt to manipulate Scripture to justify his sin but instead repent and distance himself from it to honor God. Are there Arminians saved? Yes Are there Calvinist saved? Yes Are there Arminians lost? Yes Are there Calvinists lost? Yes God has two groups only. Lost and saved. Believers and unbelievers.
to continue Are there Catholics saved? Yes Are there Catholics lost? Yes
Dylan wrote: BS, your pacifistic interpretation is the EXACT reason demonic assaults upon men women and children has gone on at the hands of Muslims for 1000+ years. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with love at all, it has all to do with the demonic heresy of pacifism. You filthy heretics talk your demonic bs about fake love of the wicked and you would never lift ONE finger to use violence to protect the innocent from rape, murder or enslavement at the hands of these demonic wicked. One day you will understand what true love is when you see the wrath of God in flaming fire show what true love is upon the wicked, in order to cleanse the world of them, and protect the righteous from being raped, murdered and abused by them anymore. " our emotions contradict sound doctrine. We must persevere to love our enemies and pray for them."
The world adores its own, dont they? If you were of the world, you would love them too. But you are not
Penny said ISRAEL, not the Palestinian Territories. It is noteworthy how Israel manages East Jerusalem. There are no walls, no gates, no checkpoints between E and W Jerusalem, and yet the Arab Israelis are clearly too intimidated to cross over. It could be 100 degrees and the water park by the jaffa gate cooling all the Israeli kids off, yet the arab kids are too afraid to make the 5 minute bike ride over and share in the refreshing fun. Much of that intimidation is the militarization of Israeli police around the Damascus gate. Its formidable, and it works. When things get out of hand, it normally just takes a few vans of Israeli soldiers to show before things cool down
pennned wrote: traditional Hebrew society. boy would apprentice in a trade, build up a home, grow up and become independent, and then find a young lady that he could have a life with. today, boys and girls same age, no trade but lots of talk ...
Really? These denote DEPENDENCE on parents with a trade or not
Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Deuteronomy 25:5 If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband's brother unto her.
Numbers 36:6 This is the thing which the LORD doth command concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, Let them marry to whom they think best; only to the family of the tribe of their father shall they marry.
I could go on, but the reality is that LAW and INHERITANCE played the determining role in Hebrew marriage
S.Taylor wrote: One question: Does a totally depraved spiritually blind reprobate have the capacity to ask for his sight?
From the Canons of Dort(3rd/4th MPD) Article 3: Total Inability
Therefore, all people are conceived in sin and are born children of wrath, unfit for any saving good, inclined to evil, dead in their sins, and slaves to sin; without the grace of the regenerating Holy Spirit they are neither willing nor able to return to God, to reform their distorted nature, or even to dispose themselves to such reform.
Article 4: The Inadequacy of the Light of Nature
There is, to be sure, a certain light of nature remaining in man after the fall, by virtue of which he retains some notions about God, natural things, and the difference between what is moral and immoral, and demonstrates a certain eagerness for virtue and for good outward behavior. But this light of nature is far from enabling man to come to a saving knowledge of God and conversion to him--so far, in fact, that man does not use it rightly even in matters of nature and society. Instead, in various ways he completely distorts this light, whatever its precise character, and suppresses it in unrighteousness. In doing so he renders himself without excuse before God.
John Yurich USA wrote: Of course because those women are mentally deranged and psychotic and without morals.
John I would suggest its more of a reflection of a culture than the mental stability of the women influenced. Of more concern, the Church should examine why so many children of Christian homes accept and even take part in this part of our culture. Im not saying its time for parents and pastors to point fingers at each other, because there is plenty of blame to go around.
perception wrote: The Calvinists read the WCF and the Canons of Dordt and perceive the Biblical accuracy of these confessions. The Arminians even when they read the Bible choose to introduce man's ability to "cooperate" with God unto salvation. Thus the RCC heresy of salvation by works is claimed by them. Calvinism is Biblical = Sola Scriptura. Arminianism is a human concoction of religious hypothesis = Scriptura plus human endeavour.
S.Taylor wrote: Let's see, Calvinists would say suicide is God's will, Arminians would say it's man's choice, and the rest are confused.
The Canons of Dordt The Third and Fourth Main Points of Doctrine Human Corruption, Conversion to God, and the Way It Occurs Article 9: Human Responsibility for Rejecting the Gospel
The fact that many who are called through the ministry of the gospel do not come and are not brought to conversion must not be blamed on the gospel, nor on Christ, who is offered through the gospel, nor on God, who calls them through the gospel and even bestows various gifts on them, but on the people themselves who are called. Some in self-assurance do not even entertain the Word of life; others do entertain it but do not take it to heart, and for that reason, after the fleeting joy of a temporary faith, they relapse; others choke the seed of the Word with the thorns of life's cares and with the pleasures of the world and bring forth no fruits. This our Savior teaches in the parable of the sower (Matt. 13).
Christopher000 wrote: I should clarify that when I said "deal harshly", I didn't mean eternal damnation or anything of the sort. I simply meant that I hope Steve is dealt with in this life to get the scales to fall from his eyes because I don't believe he is in for a warm welcome right now. I could be wrong, but that's the vibe I get.
How Sweet of you!
I knew you were just suffering from PGS, Post Gaza Syndrome. The lack of fresh Gaza kills was weighing on your mind. However, no matter how much you beg you are still off my Holiday Card list. And this year I was going to get you the Rafah Marketplace Massacre on Canvas to cheer you up on those cranky days.
Ronald Sefers wrote: It's like the Lord told the Pharisees; "You do the deeds of your father,and he was a liar and murderer from the beginning". In the end,this is all of Satan,this is all his handiwork.Even so,come Lord Jesus.
It might cause some here to go into a fit of rage or hysteria, but this also and more appropriately belongs in the 'Red Cross accuses Israel of War Crimes' thread
John 8:47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
John 8:48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?
John 8:49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.
John 8:50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.
Tom wrote: If a woman was pregnant with an adulterer, would God allow her to give birth to the baby before execution or would God will her to be stoned immediately? Why doesn't God spare pregnant women when He commanded the Isrealites to slaughter other cities? ..
Genesis 38:24 And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.
Genesis 38:25 When she was brought forth, she sent to her father in law, saying, By the man, whose these are, am I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff.
Genesis 38:26 And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.
Matthew 1:3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
Durnell wrote: But Steve can you also see the evil corrupting influence of the Roman Catholic false religion whereby they authenticate idolatry, heresy and the deletions of commandments and the Bible. This false teaching such as their deceit on justification by faith contributes to the cause of Satan on deceiving people by false unbiblical doctrines.
I agree that they have a corrupting influence, notably in the area of idolatry. However, I do consider them Christian, and consider the apostasy plaguing many Protestant Denominations in many ways just or even more damaging.
However that is a different topic than the article. We are discussing War Crimes committed by a terror state in response to war crimes made by some provoked occupied civilians
s c wrote: What else would we expect from a catholic institution?
While among the legions of the lost that was an heroic attempt at false witness, but the Red Cross is not a Catholic Organization. I can see though how someone could see the sacrifice and giving to the needy by the Red Cross as a Catholic endeavour, so I dont fault those duped by your statement.