In a given year about 32,000 people are killed in car wrecks, (10,000 by drunk drivers) 6,000 by handguns and less than 500 with rifles... Including the AR... It's not about public safety it's about control. Like when the Philistines killed all the smiths in Israel so none would be armed... A disarmed populace is a controlled populace
The fact is, this is not new news. The government has had access to libraries for years; they can see what you check out from thereâ€¦ That was just a start. Expanding into the online community, it's simplistic for the government to be able to track everything that you do through the Internet. They don't have to have Amazon to tell them, they can just track sites that they deem "suspicious" and track any IP that accesses them. From there it is a simple process to watch that IP. The point is, from the moment you get online you are in their sites. THAT is what should make us nervous. Not just that Amazon is sharing it, because once you get on with any device, they can probably see what other things you have on that device; books, music, sermons, documents, etc.â€¦ The list goes on. Welcome to the new normal. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel. What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. (Philippians 1:15-18) Assuming that's what was meant. I have a hard time believing that someone Saved would preach Christ hoping to hurt Paul or add to his bonds.
Maybe most evangelicals are 'missing it' because we didn't partake of it... I can't speak for all, but as for me and my house... We were in Church listening to the Word of God. (And I might add, neither did we run out after service and get dessert from the world...)
Thank you, pennned (whatever that spelling was) for mentioning the true problem with Secular sports; it lies not in the day of the week, but rather in the fleshly temptations that it induces. Scantily clad cheerleaders? Hypersexualized shows? Worldly commercialism? Alcohol references? Why would a Christian subject themselves, much less their children, to that level of temptation, no matter what day of the week, but to skip Church, or worse yet, bring it INTO the Church... That is where the problem lies.
Honestly, it's no different than when our troops went over to Saudi Arabia and were required to respect certain aspects of their culture. If, and I say if, public-school was to come visit the church, I would prefer the girls to wear more clothing then what they do in public school. Not that they are going to come visit a Christian church, or that the school would dream of enforcIng a dress code for anything other than Muslims... But I stand by my earlier comment.
Well, I'll probably get shot at for saying this, but I don't have a problem with it. The field trip is not mandatory, they're not forcing anyone to go, they're just forcing them to follow a dress code. Now, they should offered to do the same if they visit a church instead of a mosque; but I doubt seriously if they would make the girls dressed modest for a trip to see your Christian pastor. However, face value of the story, I have no problem with the school saying "there is a dress code for this non-mandatory field trip"
The problem is, people do not seem to understand that just because your uncle went to a church, it does not mean that you are a Christian. Just because you celebrate Christmas and not Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or whatever that Muslim one is, it does not mean that you are a Christian. For that matter, just because you've heard of Jesus, it does not mean that you are a Christian. Calvinists/Armenian arguments aside, you only are a Christian if you have Christ's atonement for your sin.
Which is further proof that the President is absolutely out of touch with reality. Our biggest problem in today's society is that we are so focused on cultural diversity and our differences that we refuse to look at the similarities between us all; specifically that we are all sinners in need of a Savior.
I understand your comments, and to a point agree; but you are missing a valid point, which is truth. In this case he (Rush) mentions a truth that others have ignored. While I take all news with a grain of salt, I look to a variety of sources for news; not all people who report the news are, in my opinion, Christian... That said, there are some Christians who don't speak truth. On top of that, many Christians don't have the access or time to report on ALL of the stories that are of relevance and interest to Christians. My point? I believe that the people here on SA are doing the best they can to filter in stories that are relevant, and hopefully, factual. Don't throw the baby out with the bath water.
If I may add my .02... The Bible clearly teaches that man, because of their sin nature, cannot make atonement for their own son, much less anyone else's. The sin nature comes from the father, (or so my wife often tells me,) so if Jesus was not the virgin born Son of God, then He could not have made an atonement for His own sin, much less someone else's. He must be the Son of God for that. Although not specifically stated, I believe that the reason God chose a virgin was so there would not be any confusion to the parentage. As far as perpetual virginity; that is ludicrous, there was nothing in the Bible to suggest it. (I'm sure Mary having other children answers that RCC charge.)
SteveR. The question is not so much, "How did such and such treat his slave/bondservant?" But how did God tell them to. Your question is ludicrous, as it implies that mankinds behavior is indicative of God's design. Free will and a sin nature assures us that man will pervert God's plan at every opportunity.
I've seen homeschooling done well, and I've seen homeschooling done very very very wrong. The problem is it is the extreme that makes the impression on unbelievers. They will always point out the uneducated child whose parents "homeschooled" to keep them away fromevil influence